22 U. THE NATIONAL COLLEGE NEWSPAPER
Dollars And Sense NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 1988
NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 1988 m Life And Art
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Finally, a senice for all 'Videoccasions'
By Christopher Kientz
New Mexico State U.
After eight years of work as a welder,
health club manager, social worker,
substitute teacher and traveler, Dan
Lihosit has decided to settle down.
He also decided he doesn't want to
work for anyone else again. He wants to
be his own boss.
Lihosit, a psychology major at New
Mexico State U., got tired of being a
blue-collar worker, so he went into busi-
ness for himself.
Since March 1987, Lihosit has been
the owner of a new business called,
"Live Videoccasions," a production com-
pany that makes custom video produc-
tions of almost any kind.
"For example," Lihosit said, "we can
make a 'Videogram' (a videotaped mes-
sage) to send to friends or family instead
of a dull letter. We just film in the com-
fort of your own home, or anywhere you
The idea for the video company came
to Lihosit when he was filming and
traveling on the West Coast.
"I met a man filming warships in San
Diego with a video camera. I was
amazed by the ease in which he filmed
the scene. I asked him if I could try it out
"I don't care about
getting rich. I'm more
interested in having
the control of my life
and business. Of
course making the
money is also
important, but not
and from that point on I knew what Aind
of business I wanted to go into," he said.
But Lihosit said he isn't just in-
terested in making money.
"I don't care about getting rich," he
said. "I'm more interested in having the
control of my life and business. Of
course making the money is also impor-
tant, but not most important."
Lihosit has made a steady profit and
has even expanded his company to in-
clude a production unit for educational
"I always knew that it was a business
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with a future, but I didn't expect the
kind of success that I've encountered.
This company will get me through
school and givesme a chance for extra
income once I graduate.
"I would suggest people give it a try,"
Lihosit said about entrepreneurship.
"But right now the market is saturated.
Everyone realized how good the video
Lihosit offers his Videoccasion ser-
vices to students for weddings, parties,
sports, school events, and other occa-
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Without loans, students start
own businesses, success stories
By Karmen Pfeiffer
U. of North Dakota
Who says you need a business degree
to own your own business? Definitely
not several U. of North Dakota (UND)
Entrepreneurs may find that a busi-
ness degree opens doors a little faster,
but nothing brings success to them
more than hard work, determination
and a belief in what they're doing.
*Dave Badman opened his jewelry
store earlier this year. "At first it was
very tough to make a go of it," he said. To
fund his store, he did not receive any
outside loans or grants, but instead
worked "over full-time" as a restaurant
manager while finding time on the side
to support what he calls his hobby -
making and selling original jewelry.
The Funk Chic Boutique, owned
and operated by UND graduates, Dan
Thralow and Kal Diepolder, is another
success story. Like Badman, they
opened their store earlier this year
without grants or loans, mainly because
it's a "lot tougher to get a bank loan at a
In the Sept. 1988 issue of U. The
National College Newspaper, it was re-
ported that students Dave Saggau and
Late-night pizzas offered ... Bob Foster,
a 22-year-old business administration senior at
Wichita State U. has opened a late-night, pizza-by-
the-slice company called Drago's Pizza. Drago's
is open from 9 p m to 2:30 a.m. and serves beef
and pepperoni pizza.He started his business ater
seeing the popularity of similar restaurants in
other cities. After trying out 15 recipes and cutting
through red tape, Foster said he spent twice as
much as the $5,000 he had originally hoped would
be the business's start-up cost "The way I look at
it, some people buy a new car, k bought a pizza
place." w Mark DeGraffenreid, The
Sunflower, Wichita State U., KS
Student entrepreneur Dave Badman oper-
ates his own jewelry store.
Dan Austin began selling and market-
ing a homemade brand of mustard. The
pair is still going strong. They, too, be-
gan their venture without the benefits
of loans or grants. "We found a lot of
things out there, but nothing for our
business," Saggau said.
able to help.
Cassidy, the president and
founder of the National Scho-
larship Research Service, has
written three books on scho-
larships and is considered one of
the world's authorities on private
sector funding for college educa-
Cassidy has compiled the top 10
most unusual scholarships for
1988. Here are the top three:
1. The David Letterman Tele-
Only creative undergraduate
juniors at the talk show host's
alma mater, Ball State U., Ind.,
2. Harvard Radcliffe Scho-
larships. Available only to those
with one of seven certain last
3. G.J. Deppen and Voris Au-
ten Teetotaling Non-Athletic
Scholarship Fund. This award,
offered at Bucknell U. Pa., is for
those who graduate from Mt. Car-
mel High School in Pennsylvania.
Don't mention any high school
keggers when you apply for this.
U. of Nebraska,dOmaha, has its
fair share of odd scholarships.
The Gundmundsen Scholarship
awards $500 to a graduate of a
high school in the sandhills of
Nebraska. Or win the University
Orchestra concerto competition
and get a quick $50.
Proud ending to
a sad story for
By Matt Kennedy
U. of Northern Colorado
In May of 1980, on the eve of Joy Divi-
sion's first American tour, lead singer
Ian Curtis hung himself in a New York
hotel room. In the single swift action of
ending his troubled life, Curtis also suc-
ceeded in denying Joy Division its
potential to become one of the most in-
fluential bands of the early 1980s.
The newest anthology of Joy Division
music, Substance, is a telling testament
to his tragedy. This 10-song retrospect
of singles shows the transformation of
the band from a roughly mixed, shabbi-
ly executed musical barbiturate to a
sleek moan of industrial despondency
that has influenced everyone from The
Smiths to the Cocteau Twins.
The album contains two singles re-
leased from 1977 ("Warsaw," "Leaders
of Men") to material from the album
Unknown Pleasures (notably "Atmos-
phere" and an extended mix of "She's
Lost Control") and 1980's masterful
"Love Will Tear Us Apart." It is the
material from Unknown Pleasures that
astounds. Here you get a sense of the
promise of Joy Division that was so
quickly cut off.
AND ON THAT NOTE .. .
The tracks on Substance have been
upgraded, which improves the already
fueled guitar sound.
The album's contents are artfully
arranged so that the listener whips
himself up with the driving, droning
guitars of "Warsaw," "Digital," and
"Transmission," and then comes down
into "Autosuggestion" and the haunting
instrumental of "Incubation."
Substance is a carefully compiled
album and a solid collection of Joy Divi-
sion's cutting-edge rock. Sheila Gal-
lagher, The Review, U. of Delaware
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