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THE STUDENT NEWSPAPER OF ST. LAWRENCE- UNIVERSITY - FOUNDED IN 1911 Guster Mixes Old And New Material At ACE Spring Concert Shawn H.Golley News Editor Indie alternative-rock group Guster performed last Thurs- day, April 13, at Leithead Fieldhouse for the ACE Spring Concert. The show was excel- lent, though suffered from only moderate' crowd partici- pation at points. They\ opened with a sOng from . their forthcoming al- bum, Ganging Up on the Sun., due ojut June 20, en- titled \The Cap- tain,\ a quick, energetic song. that brought the audience out of its post- opening-band stupor. They fol- lowed it with \Barrel of a Gun,\ one of their more well-known songs. Of all of the songs, this one seemed to be charged with energy, even if only because it is a Guster hallmark and con- firmed the fact that Guster was indeed performing before our eyes. After \Barrel of A Gun,\ gui- tarist/vocalist Ryan Miller greeted the audience, com- mented on the crowd surfers and launched into an im- promptu acapella rendition of a Pearl Jam song. \I can do a [re- ally] mean Eddie Vedder,\ said Miller. \Diane the first track from astic crowd reaction. This is to be expected of new songs, how- ever, and the band, seeming to recognize this, then launched into \Demons another of their well-known songs. Sadly, the performance of this song seemed tired, even though it is a crowd prompted some serious audience participation and was quite amusing. Musically, the song, was rather impressive, espe- cially since it was made up on . the spot. They then launched into \Come Downstairs and Say their most recent album, Keep It Together, was up next. A solid mid-tempo song, \Diane\ started to bring down the energy of the crowd after the high of \Barrel of a Gun.\ - Following was \Satellite an- other hew song. While a catchy, upbeat song with excellent lyr- ics, its lack of familiarity seemed not to go over too well, judging by the lack of terribly enthusi- and personal favorite. The song segued into \Center of Atten- tion,\ which went over very well. Crowd participation was high, and I could hear many of those around me singing along to the entire song: What followed was an im- promptu song about Dan Coughlin, a member of the au- dience who had an arrow through his head. This Hello,\ another of my personal favorites. Somehow I had ex- pected the song to be more im- pressive live. Perhaps it was just all going by too fast to ap- preciate the intricacies of the song. \Keep It Together\ and \I Spy\ followed. Both were much mel- lower than most of the previous tracks, and served well to pro- vide a relaxed middle of the - show. \I Spy\ was a highlight for me, and even though the song didn't start with the familiar bongo beat, it still worked very well. New song \Manifest Destiny\ was up next. A fun pop song, it brought the energy up slowly enough for the crowd to get into the two up-tempo rock songs that followed, \Red Oyster Cult\ and \Great Es- cape,\ the lat- ter of which was probably one of the best songs of the night. It fea- tured a snip- pet of the Vio- lent F e m m e ' s \Kiss Off to good effect Photos by Suzy Bayard before the last chorus. The \last song on the new al- bum,\ entitled \Hang On\ fol- lowed. Even after listening to sev- eral live recordings of their re- cent shows, this is one of the new Guster songs I'm least familiar with, but I think will become a favorite once the album comes out. It's a song about hope - \Hang on / hang on / there's a Continued on Page 5 A Need For NYSARC Group At St. Lawrence University Pat Delmonico Contributing Writer Over the past 10 years, St. Lawrence University has been affiliated with an organization known as St. Lawrence NYSAEC (formerly New York State Association for Retarded Children). This agency is a non-profit organization with services in the community for persons with mental retarda- tion and other developmental disabilities. Its mission is to . provide individuals and their families an opportunity to achieve self determined goals. - The services strive to serve lo- cal individuals with therapeu- tic, vocational, and residential needs and interests, A group from St. Lawrence NYSARC travels to our campus twice a week from Hermon, where their multi-purpose facil- ity is located. This particular group consists of twenty indi- viduals be- tween the ages of 18 and 60 with develop- mental disabili- ties, and a couple of staff members . Transportation is provided through NYSARC. Over the last five years, the agency as a whole has faced many challenges. Because of increased costs, St. Lawrence NYSARC has been forced to limit their weekly de- partures from the work center, Lawrence University's exercise enrichment program has been retained because of its physically and emotion- ally positive effect on indi- v i d u a 1 s served by the agency. Through- out the school year, a select group of St. Lawrence se- nior student- athletes have had the op- portunity to take part in . this program. which include going to the Under the guidance of baseball movies and other recreational coach Tom Fay, Wendy Berner activities. However, St. (lacrosse), Bridget Coon (track Photo by Tara Freeman and field), Nora Curley (basket- ball), Avery Cushman (la- crosse), Patrick Delmonico (bas- ketball), and Tim Malisa (base- ball) have all become involved with and worked closely with the people in Hermon. Each week, these student-athletes plan and participate in different physical and social activities with the group from NYSARC. These ac- tivities include basketball, tee- ball, kickball, and soccer. These games are extremely important, as they are often the main source of their physical activity each week. Equally as crucial, gives them an opportunity to \interact with our own students. Working with NYSARC has had a life-changing affect on all Continued on Page 5 COMI'iM E::f\ 'HEME HOUSE CD CORNER 5CARY MOVIE 4 LAX BEATS CLARKSON •V.-iE. O -'AGE: 7 PAGES

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