In early December Ian Podraza's Blue Band duties had become so overwhelming that he stepped down from his presidential duties, leaving Eric "The Nine" Schr9ager in charge. I began to wonder if perhaps Ian had simply been hit in the head too many times by hardened marshmallows, traditionally thrown by rabid Penn State fans (and they think we're odd).
"The Nine" somehow escapes mutiny, courtesy of L.J. "Trotsky" Sparvero
Rachel Barr stepped in to fill the Vice Presidency position and, unlike her predecessor, refrained from hitting on freshman girls.
Since I'm mentioning personnel changes, I should mention that Ian also vacated the Completely Different co-editor's chair, and the very able, very normal Cathy Nelson stepped in to fill the gap.
duties mainly consisted of helping me to beat funny material out of
club members, providing moral support and helping to brainstorm during
design sessions, which were typically held in front of a Macintosh Plus
in the campus computer labs. (In those days, we thought an 11-inch screen
was impressive.) While most of the uncredited articles were written
by me (as well as most of those using obviously silly pseudonyms), much
of the uncredited filler material in the newsletters, such as letters
to the editor, were written in tandem with Ian or Cathy, during such
brainstorming sessions. Cathy also occasionally provided some of her
original artwork. Ach! The fun we had!