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Opening 2

Student Life 4

Seniors 40

Pics/Autographs 56
Mini Mag

(Dorm Life 65




Clubs /^Activities






5lena Varipatis and Irf Ahmad dance tothe sounds of
one of the many on-campus bands. Al Skapone and
the Gangsters of Ska. at a concert that was held during
Alcohol Awareness Week. True colors really shine through
whenever there is music, whether it be in on of the local bars or
at a school-sponsored concert.







^^^^keacocl have become a major symbol of Si Mary's College ["hey can bi ieen on
m^^ mil n ai all nines of the year and can be heard at all times of the day, especially
§ during mating season. When driving on campus, students watch out for these colorful

birds, careful not to run over their tail feathers.


ng y 1 <

As students, faculty and staff return and get ready
for a new year, one can feel the excitement linger-
ing in the air. New and hopefully enjoyable classes,
meeting new friends and reuniting with old ones are
only some of the things to look forward to.

Many changes are taking place, one in which is
the naming of our new president, Dr. Jane Margaret
(Maggie) O'Brien. While we are sad to see Dr.
Edward T. Lewis leave us, the contributions he has
made to the college will always be remembered.

A change that will hopefully touch base with all
students are the new developments in the produc-
tion of the Dove yearbook. For the past several
years, the yearbook has been sitting on shaky
ground, but Believe It... Or Not, we are back and
we're bigger and better than ever. Changes come
and go, but we are here to stay!


Opening Divider

yf though our campus maybe
qj^L is full of beautiful

f l? landscaping. It is not hard for an
St. Mary's artist to find something to
paint, whether it be for a class of for
personal relaxation.

^k . atching the sun set over the St.
yjfj Mary's river is a sure-fire way
Wlf to relieve any kind of stress.
These picture perfect moments can be
seen everyday, all during the year.. .as
long as it isn't cloudy.

^1 j* obody said that studying had to
^g be done in the library. It doesn't
w £• take long for students to find that
certain spot where they can relax and
actually get work done. Some may
choose to aet a tan while thev are at it.

Opening Divider

What is a college without students? Nothing. How
could it be? When students come to college, they enter a
totally new aspect of their lives. It's not quite the real world,
but it's pretty close. They no longer have parents to tell them
what they can or cannot do and the major decisions in their
lives are left up to them. It's a new life. It's Student Life.

Student Life at St. Mary's College begins the minute
freshmen move their things into their first dorm room and
ends when the same students walk across the stage during
graduation. Between these two memorable events, students
experience many things that go along with attending college.

Student Life at St. Mary's is full of fabulous and fun-
filled events. There are so many organizations that exist just
to provide the students with enjoyable things to do.
Athletics, bands, and other student organized activities
happen all around campus: Javabar, Noon Lunch Concerts,
World Carnival.

Studying is not the only aspect of college life. If it
was, students would have no lives. Thanks to group
organizations and fellow classmates, students are able to live
a healthy and well-rounded life.

^ Student Life Divider

So. it's your birthday. If you
know it's going to happen, why
fight it. Junior Christian
Benjaminson gave in when his friends
ponded him. He had to. it's tradition.

*N+ f£" 6S


^^^ J Lauer and Kris Lindh know
fjr the true meaning of friendship.
M ^S Forming bonds with others is
one of the easiest things to do here. The
friends you make now will last forever.

^^K laj ing for his classmates has to
^^J be one the coolest things for
f^ lead singer Brendan Cox and the
rest of Al Skapone. This on-campus
band rocks the nearby bars when it is
their turn to play, and they have plenty of
fans that come and listen.

Student Life Divider T_ 5 7

aptains. their crews, and their
boats are oftentimes neck and
neck with each other during long
Jfstance races. Many sailors have learned
that keeping with your opponent is an im-
portant part of racing.

71 he boats that participate in the
Governor's Cup range from all
different sizes and colors. Sails
are usually the only way to distinguish
one boat from another. Trying to
recognize crew members is not an easy
thing to do especially when they can
hardly be seen against the enormous

i eautiful sunsets is only one of
the spectaclar sights during the
Governor's Cup. Sailors have

the greatest view as the sun bounces off

the surface of the water.

6 \ Governor's Cup

^^^% j undreds of volunteers join
^^w£ together to make sure that

4f p when the sailors arrive at St,
Mary's College, they definately have
something to look forward to. Our
beautiful waterfront property is a perfect
plus when it comes to watching the boats
reach the finish line.

For twenty-three years, sailors from all
over the country have gathered in An-
napolis to participate in an overnight
long distance yacht race ending at St.
Mary's College of Maryland.

The annual Governor's Cup race be-
gan as an idea within the heads of three
St. Mary's seniors: Pete Sarelas, Russell
Baker, and Dale Rausch. Knowing
how dinghy regattas effected the col-
lege community, these three students
believed that the college would greatly
benefit from a larger race. In 1 974, the
Governor's Cup became reality when
47 boats sailed the 70-mile course from
Maryland's present capital to its colo-
nial capital.

Each year, more and more college
staff and faculty and sailing enthusiasts
join the group of volunteers that work
together to make the Governor's Cup

what Sailing World called one of the
top ten post-race parties in the sailing

Beginning on Friday and ending on
Saturday morning, sailors race to see
who is the best as well as who has
improved the most. Once the race is
over, everyone looks forward to the
activities that are planned for after the
race. Committees say it allows con-
tenders to meet one another, relax, and
talk about the race they have just fin-

During its existence, the Governor's
Cup has had several sponsors. Cur-
rently, it is an all-college sponsored
event that welcomes almost 500 par-
ticipants and over 150 volunteers each
year. This support from the college
and the community is what the
Governor's Cup is all about.

jt s the wind begins to pick up,
«w sails fill out and boats glide
f 9? through the water as if they were
figure skaters on an ice rink. Although it
may appear to the spectator that there is not
a lot going on, the sailors know the many
steps that must be carried out in ordej for
that boat to move that way.

Governor's Cup ^

5f tudent Development
went all out to make
the Halloween Cage
as much fun as possible.
They were even able to make
DPC look somewhat scary.

hades Sutton dances
'blindly, dressed in
pajamas, a sheet, a
Iress shirt, and a lamp shade,
as everyone dashes to get out
of his way. He is an
oxymoron. you get it?


Going trick-or-treating is
an event that every normal
child looks forward to as
they are growing up. Once,
you grow up, however, and
you enter into that world of
college life, you would
think that you out of such
juvenile practices. Yeah
right. Halloween has to be
one of the most popular
nights on a college campus.
When else can you dress up
in ridiculous outifits and get

► 8 ( Halloween

away with it. Never mind,
you can do that any day. But
when you get free candy for
doing it, that't the important

Students go all out for this
festive occasion. The Cage
is moved to DPC and
decorated especially for the
holiday. Everyone that
comes out for the dance is
dressed in a costume, even
the on-duty Night Hawk.
Everyone dances the night

away to the best songs.
When the clock struck
midnight, awards were given
out to the best costumes.

Whether costumes were
made, bought, or put to-
gether from the dirty clothes
on the floor, Halloween
isn't the same without them.
For years to come, college
students will be the child
they were and participate in
the popular and fun-filled
activities of Halloween.


oujou Jean-Marie is
obviously addicted to
affeine. She even
dressed up as it. If she
starts to lose energy, she can
just dip herself in some hot

ritz and his dance
partner really know
how to shake up that
dance floor. Their glitzy
costumes attracted plenty of

^^ t appears that Night
9 ^Hawks are allowed to

# have a little once in
awhile. Tony Trummet sits as
still as possible. Dressed as
the scary secrity guard, he
patiently watches strangely
dressed students enter the


S9 ometimes giving blood can
take longer than you expect.
Waiting for your turn can be very
stressful especially if you are not too
thrilled about the idea in the first place.

ven big guys like Jim Guest can
' get kicked around by such a little
itty-bitty needle. Everyone has
their weak spots.

10 < Blood Drive

^00 iving blood is still not a good
jjf enough reason for Joanne
^^^Mjoldwater to gel awaj from all

^ the work she has to do for Resi-
dence Life. She sets an excellent
example. ..if you have work, bring it with

When you were young,
going to the doctor usually meant
getting a needle stuck in your arm
and that was something you were
just not keen on doing. Well, now
that you are in college and you
make your own doctor's appoint-
ments, getting shots doesn't seem
like a big deal. ..or is it?

Each semester, the Red
Cross drops by the campus to see
how many brave souls will get up
the nerve and strength to voluntar-
ily come and let nurses stick a huge
needle in your arm and steal, or
borrow, some of your blood. If
you happen to walk through
Lower Charles Hall on these days,
you would see just how many
people take time out of their busy
schedules to help those unfortu-

nate people that they will probably
never meet in person.

Signing up in advance for a
specific time usually doesn't help
because there are so many people
that donate blood, the nurses actually
get backed up. But that is a good
thing. Did you know that 957c of the
population will need blood some-
time in their lifetime and only 5%
donate? One day in the future, you
could be one of those needy people,
or maybe, you already have. If so,
shouldn't you repay?

Remember, when you see a
advertisement about giving blood,
make sure you sign up. One pint of
blood can actually save three or four
lives. Don't forget, you may need
someone else's blood, so be gener-
ous, and let someone else use yours.

^^k t's nice to know that you have
^ M helped somewhat out that needs
# blood, but the best part about this
huge act of charity is the free cookies and
juice afterwards.

Blood Drive


^^% orey Smalhvood cheers as he
#^r ;md his teammates answer
a. ^^ ^another question correctly in the
It s Alcoholic game. Questions ranged
from which beer cost the most to what is
Joanne Goldwater's favorite beer.

j^^Jjjf ^ c Hopkins was so proud

JTMrW "' Brian King for
WW ^^drinking during Alcohol
Awareness Week that he just had to give
him a big kiss for everyone to see.

oth basketball teams played
each other during Midnight
Madness. The gold half of the
women's team wait patiently for the men
to finish so they can show the crowd how
the game should really be played.


> 1 2 ^Alcohol Awareness

>he most spirited of all the
students have to be the dedi

cated cheerleaders. Carrie
Wright and Tiffani Mattingly walk
proudly across the gym waiting for their
turn to show the student body what it
means to have school spirit.

Party School?

Yes. that's right. Princeton Re-
view named us the seventh biggest
party school. That's seems hard to
believe, don't you think? Even if we
are. there are plenty of students that
don't need alcohol to have fun.

In honor of Alcohol Awareness
Week, Student Development and
other organizations joined together
to provide students with activities
that didn't need a closed container
to be enjoyed.

Midnight Madness, the first '"le-
gal" practice for our basketball play-
ers, was preceded by a concert fea-
turing Al Skapone and the Gang-
sters of Ska. This popular band
drew many students from their

Caroline dorm put on a mock It's
Academic, "It's Alcoholic". Stu-

dents formed teams of four and com-
peted against each other answering
questions about anything having to
do with alcohol. BrennenFamaand
Nic Novak acted as MCs and par-
ticipants were judged by staff.

Students learned many things
about alcohol over the course of the
week. Did you know that the aver-
age college student drinks more than
25 gallons of alcohol a year and that
807c of all students drink on a regu-
lar basis? Did you also know it is
exactly 2.5 miles to the Green Door?

Whether or not we live up to our
new found title doesn't seem to
change the fact that our students are
aware of the effects of alcohol.
Those who contributed to the events
of Alcohol Awareness Week
achieved what they had set out to do.



huck "Blues Truck" Orifici
wails on his trumpet us his
fellow gangsters listen on. Their
concert during Alcohol Awareness Week
drew plent\ of fans out of their rooms
and into the night air for a good time.

Alcohol Awareness


Pep Rally

Back in high school, pep
rallies meant that students got out of
classes for the rest of the day to watch
their friends compete against other
students in mindless games. The
sports teams for the season were also
introduced to the student body in
hopes to boost school spirit. College
pep rallies are a little different. The
most important being that you don't
get to get out of classes for it.

Although team members
don't get to run across the gym floor
in front of their friends, they have the
option of doing some other stupid
things. The entire student body was
invited to take part and asked to wear
there class colors. Classes competed
against each other to see who could
acquire the most points by the end of

the night. Events

ranged from the

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^^%^ 4 hoevei said thai two heads
frff ere better than one
VU obviously never saw sopho-
mores Jim England and Jeff Jeffers try to
run in a three-legged race.

Tl4TPep Rally

famous tug-a-war competition to a
three-legged race.

The funniest part of the night
was the pie-eating contest in which
the class officers participated. It was
probably expected that such an event
would end up in a food fight.

Besides watching the stu-
dents try to run in a three-legged race,
push and carry each other across the
gym. or spin around twenty times
with your forehead on a bat. odd
items were given away to random
audience members. This was also
the first appearence of the spirit

If you miss the pep rallies
from your high school years, don't
worry. There are plenty more
waiting to happen. All you have to
do is show up and have a blast.

rian Kennedy eyes his oppo
nent across the table as he tries
'to eat as much pie as possible.
His partner could care less as she shoves
pie down his throat.

^A odi Edwards takes a minute to
£ M dance for the crowd inbetween
J' class events. One thing is for sure

W about this spirited gal, she is

definately not camera shy.

^^% lass officer Andrea Liu laughs
gjF hysterica] as she tries to feed
^f^^r pie to her fellow officer. Judging
by his expression, he is having a hard
time taking it all in.


>he pep rally is only one of the
many events provided over the
course of the year for the stu-
dents. Many people come just to
socialize with others or watch their
friends make total fools of themselves.
What could be better than that?

Pep Rally > 15

^^V^ hat silver hall went round and
Vround the roulette wheel many
times as students debated with
themselves over which number to place
their chips

^A oujou Jean-Marie and Temi
L J Abayomi love to get all decked

^fovX for social events Vegas Night
w gave these two beauties the

oppurtuity to shine.

Yl6T Casino Night

^^^ guess someone got a little bit
^ M frustrated and just could not take
# the pressure any longer. Long hot
baths are supposed to help stress, but a
cold fountain bubble bath doesn't seem
to have the same effect.

lackjack was only one of the
many games that allowed
'students to gamble away money
that wasn't theirs. Even so, some of the
faces revealed that there was a lot of
strategic practicing going on.


During the course of the year, the
Student Government Association
Programs Board sponsor special
events each month that can range
from anything from guest speakers to
concerts to comedians.

One such event that proved highly
successful was Vegas Night. For
four hours, sudents were gambling
away money that wasn't theirs, or
their parents", or the school's. Black-
jack, poker, and roulette tables kept
the attention of the card players and
high stakers while slot machines
hooked innocent people with their
hypnotic spinning of the wheels,
waiting patiently for three cherries.

Gambling games were not the only
things going on during this funfilled
night. For those not interested in
learning how to lose money or watch
a machine 20 round and round time

and time again, several "side shows"
were set up for the personal enjoy-
ment of the individual. Tattoos were
picked out, applied, and colored,
transparent caricatures were drawn,
and personalized dogtags were
punched. If you had a favorite star
you could even get your picture taken
with them.

For several hours. Lower Charles
Hall was transformed into a Vegas
casino where anyone and everyone
could participate. Such events bring
the students together outside of the
classroom. The SGA Programs Board
did a stupendous job of making stu-
dent life here at St. Mary's some-
thing worth living. Events that aren't
sponsored by SGA. such as the bub-
bling of the fountain, take place each
year and draw students together in a
different way.

expose yo

ike tattoos were a hot item
amongst the ladies present.
When else is it exceptable to
ex"pose your chest to a complete stranger
and let him brush all over it?

Casino NightVl7?

^^Hfe he girls of Queen Anne dorm
mf really know their stuff when it
peonies to decorations. DPC is
magically transformed into a ballroom
where students come to dance the night

59 ophomore buddies Kara Lundy
and Lisa Carlson know how to
dress for parties. After a couple
hours of dancing and having fun, the
scarfs come off and the hair goes back.
These two gals can do that at the same

> 1 8 < Winter Formal

^^ I ma) nol appear that man)
^ g people plan on attending the

# Winter Formal a week beforehand,
but when the night finally arrives. DPC
is jam packed full of students dressed in
their best. Dancing can get a little rough,
but that's what dances are all about.

reshman Nick Hathaway can
turn up the heat when he gets
out on the dance floor. The wilder
sicfes of everyone come out. especially
when all you have on is an undershirt
and a tie.

$<*ify flvA- l)iitne4 flic l)uc 0<4 f «* tfo

Vv infer Formal

By the time they finish your se-
nior year of high school, many stu-
dents believe their days of dressing
up and going dancing are over, ex-
cept for maybe their wedding day.
Well the girls living in Queen Anne
dorm know when it is time to break
out those formal clothes and dance
the night away.

"Sillouttes in Stardust" was the
theme this year and boy, did every-
one sparkle. As dancers entered
DPC, they entered a realm of pure,
stress-free delight. Everything that
could be seen shimmered and shined.
The dance floor was underneath a
mixture of blue and silver balloons
tied to silver streamers dangling
below them. A sense of being out-

side beneath a star-filled and moon-
lit sky made the night even more

Students came alone, with their
friends, or with that special some-
one. Either way, there was never an
oppurtunity for anyone to stand
around and not do anything. There
was excellent food to munch on,
especially the melted chocolate that
you could put on anything.

The DJ played a terrific mix of
music in order to please all tastes.
The ever-popular line dances were a
smash. Everyone got on the dance
floor for the 'Electric Slide' but for
some reason, a lot of people dropped
out when the DJ played the

ince the dance couldn't be held
outside under a moonlit sky. the
'QA formal staff brought the
night sky inside. Dancers could look
above and watch silver stars twinkle in
the light. At the end of the dance they
could even take a star home with them.

Winter Formal Y 1 9^

^f^\ ancers take a quick break to
J J cool themselves down. Patty-

■^^^Cake. however, doesn't seem to
fit quite to the music. That doesn't
matter to these two girls.

^A ohn Darby, gangster bass player
# Xfor Al Skapone takes a minute to
^^wink at the camera. These guys
w know the audience loves them, why
not live it up.


to bad vibes were present
among these winners of the pie
'eating contest. One question

though. How did those three guys stay

so clean cmpared to Matt?


im Herzog is fed pie by
partner as fast as he can
swallow. It seems that he

to get rid of that mouthful before

eat anymore.

he can

20 < Lil' Palooza

When springtime comes around,
students know that soon enough, the
campus will be rocking with the
sounds of bands from all over. This
year, the stage rumbled under the
feet of Al Skapone and the Gang-
sters of Ska, Uncle Remus, Julius
Bloom and other local bands.
Throughout the day, students fil-
tered in and out of the gym, listening
when the wanted and leaving when
it got too hot.

Student Development did an awe-
some job of keeping things interest-
ing in between musical sets. Audi-
ence members were urged to come
and eat massive amounts of fruit
pies in order to win a prize, or as
some see it, make total fools of them-

selves in front of their friends.

All wasn't happy that day, how-
ever. Bad news was broken to the
student body by the ever-popular
band, Julius Bloom. It was an-
nounced that Lil' Palooza would be
their last concert. Gasps were heard
around the gym but these sounds
were soon covered up by the pound-
ing of feet once the band kicked into
their first song of the evening.

Although there were no big name
bands invited this year, students
enjoyed themselves to no end with
the bands they know and love.

Make sure you make it a point to
come out and support your friends
and fellow students the next time
they come around and play for us.

h. Matt, you have a little
something in your teeth.
You might want to get that
out before anyone else notices."

Lil' Palooz


V\JoAd Comiva

Freshman wonder what is meant
when they see banners and posters
advertising World Carnival. Al-
though they may have never heard
of such a thing before, once they see
it for themselves, they are sure to
never forget it. It's quite the experi-

From morning till night, students
as well as community members can
come and relax by the waterfront.
Bands play throughout the day to
provide a background music for all
the other activities that are going on
around the stage.

Activities such as the famous
Velcro Wall and Gyroscope are set
up sporadically for the enjoyment of
everyone. Each class and club is

j^^ 4 t '■ " ''"'' :l ll0t American
^^^^#Gladiators, but these students
UU have done a good job of

imitating them. Which one looks more

like Zap? Probably the one with the

lone hair.

22 x World Carnival

allowed to have a booth in which
they are permitted to sell items to
raise money. For some reason, the
class officers always end up fight-

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