189.. THE NATIONAL COLLL NEWSPAPER
Student Bode NOVEMBER 1989
NOVEMBER 1989 4ment and Opinion
U.. THE NATION* COLLEGE NEWS
Hockey without the ice 'a great way to sweat'
By Rod Porsche
The Daily Barometer
Oregon State U.
Every Thursday night at 8:30, they
take the floor in Oregon State U.'s
women's PE building ready for another
night of intense action.
At a time when most students are in
front of the "Cosby Show" waiting for a
pizza to arrive, Floor Hockey Club mem-
bers are turning over benches to form
boundaries for the big game.
"I had never even touched a hockey
stick before, but it's real easy to pick up,"
said Bob Thayer, who is in his second
term as a club member. "It's a blast."
"It's a great way to sweat," club mem-
ber John Lance added.
It's shirts against skins every week.
PAUL CONE, THE DAILY BAROMETER, OREGON STATE U.
Goalie Neil Gearheart fends off an attack from the offense during a Floor Hockey Club session.
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The most difficult task is convincing
someone to be goalie. "I'd rather take
shots at people than have them take
shots at me," newcomer Lee Hatter said.
They don't use a puck, opting for a
Mylec ball (about the size of a racquet-
ball). "The plastic puck just bounces
around too much," club President Joe
Conyard said. "A ball in floor hockey
works more like a puck on ice."
Conyard started the club at OSU last
fall. "This is kind of a 'feeler' year for me
and the club. I would definitely like to
see floor hockey form a league."
Floor hockey, also called Deckhockey,
has powerful leagues on the East Coast.
In the West, a league may just be a
dream, but Conyard is still optimistic.
"You only need five or six guys to make
a team," he said.
can cause more
harm than good
By Sonja Lewis
r State Press
Arizona State U.
An increasing number of men and
women are identified as obsessive-exer-
cise pathorexics - people addicted to
exercise as a way of controlling their
Pathorexics do not realize what they
are doing to themselves, according to
Arizona State U. health officials.
Pathorexic exercise is characterized
as an eating disorder and is often more
difficult to detect by the victim and oth-
ers than eating disorders like anorexia
There are often visible signs with
anorexia or bulimia, such as vomiting
after meals and use of laxatives, but
overexercisers conceal some ofthe harm-
ful physical effects of their disorder.
ASU Health Center Physician Dale
Bowen said "massive amounts of run-
ning" often result in bone fractures,
muscle pulls and back problems.
Mary Lou Frank, ASU coordinator for
treatment of eating disorders, said most
overexercisers who think of physcial
activity as the only healthy way to lose
weight, deny that they are harming
"People don't realize they have it
because they don't see it as a problem,"
she said. She said that exercising
becomes both physically and mentally
unhealthy when people exercise
because of feelings of guilt and remorse
Alyne Yales, a U. of Arizona associate
professor of psychiatry, has studied
overexercisers and found some runners
resemble anorexics in several ways:
acmost are self-effacing, hard-working
" most come from affluent or middle-
" intense exercise begins after a time
of depression or uncertain identity and
* exercise gives them feelings of self-
ASU Health Center Nutritionist
Karen Moses said bulimics and
pathorexic exercisers are very similar
except in the way they manifest their
eating disorder. "Whatyou might be see-
ing in pathorexic exercisers is athletes
that like to exercise and don't like to
vomit," she said.
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warrant our protection
By Jason Toth
The Daily Utah Chronicle
U. of Utah
Freedom of speech is inextricably
linked to freedom of thought and, as
such, is given great deference within the
American legal system. Under our
Constitution, freedom of speech is
extended to every form of expression
until that expression dangerously trans-
gresses another important constitution-
al value. Yet, if a protected nexus exists
betwixt speech and thought, it seems fair
to ask what type of thought is encour-
aged by defending hardcore pornogra-
phy with the First Amendment.
Even some of the most devout civil lib-
ertarians have become distraught by
defenders of pornography who cite the
First Amendment to protect their pecu-
liar form of "speech." It is hardly con-
ceivable that it was the intent of the
framers to formulate a legal "catch-all"
in the First Amendment. The First
Amendment and the protections con-
tained within it were designed not as
absolute demarcations, but rather as
ideals that could be balanced against
other democratic values.
Certainly the jurisprudence of the
Supreme Court, while giving substan-
tial weight to "free speech," has never
held that free speech reigned supreme
over other equally important human and
constitutionally enumerated values.
Indeed, the Court's perpetual struggle to
define the parameters of guidelines such
as the "fighting words doctrine" and the
"clear and present danger test" indicate
that all speech is indeed not protected.
Pornography reduces men and women to
mere animals, incapable of intellectual,
spiritual or emotional intimacy. Irving
Kristol, a legal philosopher, adds that
the effects of pornography are particu-
larly destructive and dehumanizing
toward women. Pornography, as a pro-
fession (if such a term can be applied), is
dominated by men, both as producers
and consumers. Women in pornography
are presented as animal recipients of
grotesque acts of sexuality.
The usual response from defenders of
pornography via the First Amendment
is that if we leave pornography alone, it
will disappear by itself. Consumers will
see pornography for what it is and refuse
to buy it. Simultaneously, we will exempt
ourselves from the dirty task of regulat-
ing or restricting the purchase of porno-
This is really quite unpersuasive.
First, the primary consumers of hard-
core porn are not curious, adolescent
schoolboys; they are adults who enjoy
pornography in and of itself. Would any-
one suggest that a voyeur or rapist would
be likely to "mellow" his sexual tenden-
cies once he had "had his fill" of whatever
he was seeking? Similarly, we have little
reason to believe serious consumers of
pornography will abandon it once they
have "had enough."
When we argue for restricting pornog-
raphy, we need not adopt some Victorian
notion of morality. Quite the opposite is
In restricting pornography, we affirm
that sexuality is, indeed, good and
deserving of respect. We affirm that sex,
when connected with intimacy and affec-
tion, is worthwhile.
We need not involve religious or
parochial moralities to argue that
pornography is degrading.
By Jack McPeck
The Daily Beacon
U. of Tennessee, Knoxvilk
By a 5-to-4 vote this su
Supreme Court reversed the
and sentence of a man who 1
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National Convention in Dalla
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legal and legitimate form of p
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decision is not surprising. 2
poll showed that Americans
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it should be made illegal to bu
Equally unsurprising is
with which the decision has
political issue. President Ge
has called for a constitution
ment to outlaw this form of p
Congress is debating a statut
But in their zeal to flow v
opinion, our elected officials
ing the reason why such a de
key to the strength of the Co
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majority on the court) is a rea
of the First Amendment. Th
refused to do exactly what A
loves to do - make a politic
of the Constitution.
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America-that any person is f
and express his or her though
reprisal from the elected gove
Despite the great power of t
must resist the temptation
symbols and icons. In doing
forget they are only represen
Letter to the editor
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bathrooms worries gay acti
article is rank sensationalis:
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dent in a positive light as bei
bathroom sex, the article ove
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promiscuous deviants and
dirty and dangerous. Thougi
deny that anonymous sex do
publicize it in this manner su,
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serves to promote negative se
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Secretary, Standing Coin
Lesbian and Gay Affairs, The
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