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College from the Inside out
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Catching a fake
U. of Floida's Phil Davis talks with a
bar bouncer about busting fake ID holders.
Page 4
ROTC on campus
Steven M. Ray says the U. of
Minnesota needs ROTC program to
sustain nation's military.
Page 7
VAXing the time away
Sarah Burton says U. of Florida has
modern method of finding dates and
Page 11
The verdict's in
Eric Elbell of Millersville U. reports a
few mass sellers may have caused
October stock market crash.
Page 11
Our generation
U. of Minnesota's Meg Spilleth cites a
need for security real impetus for our
generation's materialistic goals.
Page 17
Comics page
A sampling of creations from some of
the quickest wits on campus.
Page 22
*SU :.mTBD
Football, Inc.
Texas A & M U. reporter Tracy Staton
slices the $9.78 million revenue pie.
Page 25
Great moments in sports
Campus photographers capture the
thrills of competition and the rites of
Page 30
'Saint Silicon'
rewrites Bible
By Karen Kumm
The UCSD Guardian
U. of California, San Diego
Jeffrey Armstrong, known as
"Saint Silico" and founder of
CHIP, the Church of Heuristic In-
formation Processing, a new high-
tech religion, is author of a new
book, The Binary Bible. A former
computer salesman who holds de-
grees in psychology, creative writ-
ing and history, he is also a stand-
up comedian and songwriter.
Armstrong claims that CHIP is
See CHIP, Page 16

Wave of violent crime
sweeping universities

By Mike Burgess
State Press
Arizona State U.
TOWSON, MD-College campuses,
once thought to be sanctuaries from
crime, are now becoming violent out-
posts, experts say.
"Serious crime is rampant on Amer-
ica's college campuses," said Michael
Smith, a criminal justice professor at
the U. of Southern Mississippi.
"Campuses are supposed to be places
to go for exchanging ideas . . . an
Cartoonist's pen
vents wrath at
By J. Ward Best
North Carolina State U.
Dennis Draughon's appearance be-
lies his character-and his art. The
neatly trimmed beard and short hair
suggest a mild character. The usual
coat and tie he wears might even sug-
gest a conservative. The political car-
toons he draws for the Technician,
however, are anything but mild and
The true nature of Draughon's politic-
al mind will be revealed when the 26-
year-old cartoonist and Barefoot Press
of Raleigh release his new book, The
Line is Draughon. Richard Kilby, owner
of Barefoot Press, asked to publish
Draughon's first book over a year ago.
And after several delays and the addi-
tion of a section on the Iran-Contra
affair, the book is out. The book's five
See CARTOON, Page 18

idealistic sanctuary where crime
doesn't occur," Smith said. "That's not a
valid assumption today."
Smith, a former chief assistant attor-
ney general for the state of West Virgi-
nia, was one of a dozen experts on cam-
pus crime who spoke at the National
Conference on Campus Violence, held
at Towson State U., near Baltimore, in
The conference, which was attended
by about 150 campus police chiefs,
deans of student life and residence hall
directors, detailed a national crime sur-

vey of 764 colleges and universities.
The survey, which was conducted by
Towson State U., showed that:
20 percent of the schools polled re-
ported an increase in murder, rape, rob-
bery and assault.
42 percent reported sexual assaults
on their campus and 22 percent re-
ported one or more rapes. '
Only 20 percent of campus crimes are
perpetuated by non-students.
There were no major differences in
the crimes committed at private and
See CRIME, Page 6

Ex-addicts counsel peers on drug, alcohol abuse

By Michele Bidwell thing to living on the street" because of
. The UCSD Guardianthingdtion t
U. of California, San Diego his addiction.
Mitchiner has been sober since he
"Alcohol and drugs kicked my ass, was 18 and can now look at his former
that's the bottom line," said student situation objectively. "I had everything
Mark Mitchiner, one of two alcohol and in the world, materially. I had the
substance abuse peer counselors at U. of straight As and all that," he said. Even
California, San Diego. As a recovering after answering a questionnaire on
drug addict-alcoholic, Mitchiner knows alcohol abuse in his freshman year,
what it's like to go "from having every- Mitchiner still hadn't comprehended

the seriousness of his situation.
"(The questionnaire) said that I was
in the chronic state of alcoholism and I
said, 'Great. What do alcoholics do?
They drink.' So, I continued to use and
abuse. I believed that I was an alcoholic
but I didn't accept it, and I didn't sur-
render," Mitchiner explained. "I had
come to a point where I knew that if I

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