The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, March 21, 1995, Image 2

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Plus, our accommodations include unique jungle lodges and a fully-equipped, 90’ free-floating vessel with full bathrooms and a restaurant To find out just how inexpensive a tropical adventure can be, call Phoenix Charters for complete details. aenlx Charters I - 800-733-4742 MSC OPAS NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR NEW MEMBERS 5lppCications may be picked up in the Student ‘Proyrams Office 2nd ‘Jboor fMSC, tRpom 223 Applications are due Friday, March 31 by 5:00 p.m. Interviews will begin April 3rd Orientation Meeting for all Potential Applicants: A March 22nd, 8:30 p.m. 502 Rudder Tower or March 29th, 8:30 p.m. 410 Rudder Tower v J QUISTIOJlV ‘PLTJIST. CALL r BtE OPAS Of TICE 845-1661 ^ Savings Worth Studying This Week ONLY! March 20-26 Any student can get a great haircut from licensed, professional stylists at everyday low prices. And you never need an appointment. Stop in at our convenient mall location. At MasterCuts we trim prices, not quality. We carry: Regis, Paul Mitchell, Biolage, Nexxus, VaVoom and KMS. Haircut OFF Reg. $8.95 MasterCuts Products OFF Reeis nc^us MasterCuts Post Oak Mall • 693-9998 • In the J C Penney Wing > Regis Corporation 1995 Store Hours: Monday - Saturday; 10-9. Sunday 12-6. No appointment necessary. Page 2 • The Battalion ^^AlV/rpUS V_v Health Tips " Communication key to relationships. By Jen Bricker A.P. Beutel Health Center How can couples conquer communication conflicts? You can find the answers by asking questions such as: What? When? Where? and How? In the dating scene, many couples find it difficult to com municate about sexual issues. However, the fact remains that communication is the only way two people can get to know each other and see if the relationship meets their expectations. Therefore, it is important to communicate on how sensitive issues such as sexuality can be discussed. “Good” communication skills are difficult to define. As you grow, you watch your family communicate and model its behavior. However, you and your partner could learn differ ent ways of communicating. One way is not necessarily better than the other, just different. When talking to each other, the two of you need a mixture of communication skills. Communication skills im prove the more you talk to peo ple. Therefore, the emphasis on “good” or “bad” communica tion styles is unnecessary. Instead, the emphasis should be on how you can bridge the communication gap in relationships to make them more satisfying. First ask, “What is the need for communication?” Being able to express thoughts and feelings to some one you care about may bring an acceptance and decrease the anxiety you experience. For example, if you have been dating someone and one of you wants more intimacy while the other is satisfied with things as they are, a lack of communica tion can cause problems. Communication is also vital to build a common bond of trust. Next you may ask, “When is a good time to talk?” You may feel a need to talk about a sexual issue, but since everyone handles situations dif ferently, what’s right for one may not be right for the other. Here are some good suggestions. First, once you are in a sexual situation, whether intimate or compromising, talking about cer tain subjects becomes harder. Therefore, always try to dis cuss issues like sex, personal limits, birth control or desire for abstinence before the situ ation occurs. Then, you and your partner can discuss and agree on what is best for both of you. Second, discuss sexual issues when you are sober. Alcohol decreases emotional sensitivity, makes it harder to use good judgment and can lead to unnatural behaviors. Without alcohol, it is easier to have a clear head to consider consequences. Being sober also gives you the chance to defend your feelings clearly. Next, you need to plan where to talk. Finding a neutral, non-sexu- al setting is most important. Obviously, an intimate set ting would defeat the purpose of talking about sexual desires and feelings. You could take a walk, meet at a restaurant for lunch or go for a drive in the country dur ing the time you have set to talk. Talking about these is sues in neutral settings can be done in a way that makes you feel as comfortable as possible. Fkirthermore, deciding how you can bring up sexual topics may be difficult. However, sex uality can be brought into al most any conversation. sk What’s Up Tuesday AISEC: A general meeting will be held at 8:30 p.m. in 707 Rudder. For more information call Donna at 847-1966. TAMU Fencing Club: Come and learn the great Olympic sport of fenc ing from 7-10 p.m. in 267 Read. No experience is necessary. For more in formation call John Monahan at 847-1822. Sigma Tau Delta: A meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in 410 Rudder to dis cuss officer elections and positions. English and maybe Spanish teachers from E/CS area will have a panel dis cussion over their experiences. Bring $12 for t-shirts. For more information call Saing at 847-1209. MSC Hospitality: Registration for “42” Domino Tournament on March 31 @ “King of the Roadhouse” will be on the MSC 1st floor hallway from 11 - 2 p.m. For more information call Holly Ridings at 845-1515. Chi Alpha Christian Fellow ship: Our Tuesday Night Celebra tion will be in 101 Heep at 7 p.m. For more information call Kris Knop at 693-3529. TAMU Waterski Club: We are having a mandatory meeting for the Polar Bear Tournament in 111 Rudder at 8:30 p.m. For more information call Todd Harrod at 694-2196. Psychology Club: We are having a general meeting at 7:30 p.m. in 106 Psychology building. A guest speaker will talk about internships in psycholo gy. For more information call Erin Pearl at 268-1123. Texas Environmental Action Committee: Continuing the 25 day countdown to the 25th anniversary of Earth Day - an informational table on the 1872 Mining Act will be set up in the MSC Hallway from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Stop by to learn more, and to sign peti tions. For more information call Rachel at 847-0494. TAMU Bridge Club: We play du plicate bridge at our meeting. Every one is welcome even if you have never played. We will be meeting from 7-11 p.m. in 301 Bright. For more informa tion call Hank at 847-2017. Environmental Issues Commit tee: A meeting will be held at 8:30 p.m. in 404 Rudder to discuss Earth Day, Apartment Recycling and other projects. For more information call Brad at 731-8608. Rio Brazos Audubon Field Trip: March 25-26. We’ll charter Captain Ted’s special boat and get a close look at Whooping Cranes on their winter ing grounds. The captain is keen at spotting dozens of other species en route and steering his boat to get the best views. Call early for boat and mo tel reservations. For additional infor mation call Bert Frenz at 846-9042 (wk) or 693-3214 (hm). Texas A&M Sports Car Club: We are playing softball at 7 p.m. at the Rec Sports Softball Fields 3121. For more information call Casey Brown at 764-6989. TAMU Outdoor Recreation Club: A general meeting will be held at 8:30 p.m. in 302 Rudder. Wednesday 12th Man Student Foundation: The second general meeting will be held at 5 p.m. at the Olsen Field Pavil ion, rain or shine. BBQ with the base ball team, Coach Johnson, the Dia mond Darlings and the Yell Leaders. For more information call John or Drew at 693-8970. Career Center: Co-op Orienta tion to be held at 3 p.m. in 402 Rud der — call 845-7725 to sign up. Placement Orientation will be held at 5:30 p.m. in 402 Rudder. For more information call 845-5139. Tau Kappa: A general meeting will be held at 8:30 p.m. in 404 Rudder. Brazos County Rape Crisis Center Support Group for Women Molested as Children: The support group will be held at 7:30 p.m. Call 268-7273 for more information and location. PRSSA - Public Relations Stu dent Society of America: Head of Internship programs for PRSSA, Re nee Catacalos, will be speaking at 7:30 p.m. in 003 Reed McDonald. MSC Political Forum: A Health Center Forum will be held at 8:30 p.m. in 110 Koldus to discuss future fund ing and current issues facing the health center. For more information call Dan Torres at 696-6372. id ay March 21, *** ‘''43 experts say For example, you could begin by saying, “That movie was great wasn’t it? That actress was so nervous about telling her friend the secret. Yon know, 1 kind of feel the same way. As embarrassing as it may be, I think one of us haste have the nerve to speak up first, so . . .” For you to take the responsi bility to speak your mind takes a great deal of courage. Finally, try not to send mixed signals. Say how far you want to go before intimate situations oc cur. By doing so, there will be no question of whether you are protesting without meaning it. Once an agreement has been made, try to stick to it until you and your partnerde cide to go further. Changing feelings and desires need to he communicated. If you and your partner car conquer the communication conflict, your chances fora healthier relationship and lovt life will soar. For more information on this article or any health-related topic, or to schedule a program please contact the Health Edo cation Center, A.P. Beute! Health Center at 845-1341. r Pre-Dental Society: Officer tions will be held at 7 p.m. in MSC. For more information callh Harrell at 696-5701. I.E.E.E.: A student / faculty Icj will be held from 11:15 a.m. • li- p.m. in 342 Zachry. It is an oppoite ty for electrical engineering studc to talk to professors and lecturers.: more information call Sachin Va: daria at 846-0311. Japan Club: A general meet will be held at 8 p.m. in 108 Harr, ton. For more information call Mk; at 847-4480. Texas A&M Sports Car Club: meeting will be held at 7 p.m. inli Blocker. Drag races, auto - x's, ndlye pro solos. For more informatigsca. Casey Brown at 764 -6989. . International Students Grot: A free drop-in group open for intern tional students as well as Ameris students who are interested in uria standing and interacting with intern tional students will be meeting free - 6:30 p.m. in 104 Henderson. Ti week’s topic: Intimate Relationski For more information call Gisela; or Juan Riker at 845-4427. What’s Up is a Battalion: vice that lists non-profit stude and faculty events and activiti Items should be submitted not er than three days in advance the desired run date. Applicalk deadlines and notices arem events and will not be runi: What’s Up. If you have anyquf tions, please call the newsroo: at 845-3313. Celebrate Ring Dance • Parent s Weekend or Graduation at The Black Forest Inn Continental Cuisine with a Gourmet Touch Highway 30 between College Station and Huntsville (409) 874-2407 To ensure a reservation, call now! “You will not find a better Renaissance ensemble anywhere” Baltimore Consort Jniversity Chamber \ Concens “We provide the music. You just sit back and enjoy!” TICKETS: Adults - $10.00, Students - $5.00 Senior Citizens (65+) - $7.00 Call the MSC Box Office today. 845-1234 Credit card orders only i i HEALTH CONSCIOUS MEN NEEDED FOR SEMEN DONORS!! IF YOU ARE BETWEEN 18 AND 35 AND WOULD LIKE TO EARN EXTRA MONEY WHILE HELPINO INFERTILE COUPLES, GIVE US A CALL. FAIRFAX CRY0BANK 776-4453 The Battalion MARK SMITH, Editor in chief JAY ROBBINS, Senior managing editor HEATHER WINCH, Managing editor JODY HOLLEY, Night News editor TIFFANY MOORE, Night News editor AMANDA FOWLE, City editor STERLING HAYMAN, Opinion editor ROB CLARK, Aggielife editor NICK GEORG AN DIS, Sports editor DAVE WINDER, Sports editor STEWART MILNE, Photo editor Staff Members City desk— Stephanie Dube, Kasie Byers, Eleanor Colvin, Lynn Cook, Brad Dressier, Cheryl Heller, Lisa Messer, Gretchen Perrenot, Tracy Smith, Wes Swift, and Brian Underwood News desk— Kristi Baldwin, Michele Chancellor, Kristin De Luca, Kristen De Rocha, Libe Goad, Randy Goins, Robin Greathouse, Derek Smith and James Vineyard Photographers—Tim Moog, Amy Browning, Robyn Calloway, Nick Rodnicki, Eddy Wylie, Bart Mitchell, Roger Hsieh and Rogge Heflin Aggielife— Michael Landauer, Amber Clark, Amy Collier, Keryl Cryer, Nikki Hopkins and Jay Knioum Sports writers— James Anderson, Kristina Buffin, Tom Day, Shelly Hall and Robert Rodriguez Opinion — Erin Hill, Drew Diener, Laura Frnka, Zack Hall, David Hill, Kyle Littlefield, Jenny Magee, Jim Pawlikowski, Elizabeth Preston, Gerardo Quezada, David Taylor and Amy Uptmor Cartoonists— Greg Argo, Brad Graeber, Alvaro Gutierrez and Quatro Oakley Office Assistants— Wendy Crockett, Heather Fitch, Adam Hill and Julie Thomas Graphic Artist — Ines Hilde Writing Coach— Mark Evans The Battalion (USPS 045-360) is published daily, Monday through Friday during the fall and spring semesters and Monday through Thursday during the summer sessions (except University holidays and exam periods), at Texas A&M University. Second class postage paid at College Station, TX 77840. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to The Battalion, 230 Reed McDonald Building, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843. News: The Battalion news department is managed by students at Texas A&M University in the Division of Student Publication, a unit of the Department of Journalism. Editorial offices are in 013 Reed McDonald Building. E-mail: BATT@TAMVM1 .TAMU.EDU. Newsroom phone number is 845- 3313. Fax:845-2647. Advertising: Publication of advertising does not imply sponsorship or endorsement by The Battalion. For campus, local and national display advertising, call 845-2696. For classified advertising, call 845-0569. Advertising offices are in 01 5 Reed McDonald and office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Fax: 845-2678. m ■ fi TEXAS A&M EMVIiRSi n CHAMBER CONCERT SEASON 1994-95 Subscriptions: A part of the Student Services Fee entitles each Texas A&M student to pick up a single copy of The Battalion. 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