Elizabeth Emerson â73 and Herman Reepmeyer â72 posed for this Grant Wood-esque PAW cover photo in 1971. The story inside profiled âstudent artisansâ â young men and women with hobbies fit for the frontier, including weaving, glassmaking, pottery, and woodcarving. Sociology major Michael Rodemeyer â72 interviewed four students, including Emily Bonacarti â73, who had traveled to Sweden in the summer to learn more about weaving. âThere was a time when you had to know these crafts to survive,â she said. âToday people are getting lost in the technology. They want to know they can do something.â
The magazine also mentioned a small but growing interest in vegetarian diets and farm-fresh produce. That seed blossomed on the campus and has continued to grow in the last decade with the creation of a student-run organic garden, new sustainability initiatives in Dining Services, continued interest in the vegetarian 2 Dickinson co-op (founded in 1977), and more.