Serving the Universify of Texas at San Antonio Community Volume 1, No. 5 October 16, 1990
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Giant crickets to proctor Mid-Terms
¦ irst it was the British Invasion in the Sixties. Then the Panama¬ nian Invasion in the Eighties. Now, ri^t here at UTSA, The Cricket In¬ vasion of the Nineties!
No, UTSA is not on top of a nuclear waste dtunp. Actually, the Fall Field Cricket, GryUus pennsylvanicus, has con¬ verted on South Texas, especially UTSA. Literally thousands of crickets swarmed in campus parking lots and outskle doorways until the cold fi'ont blew into tr 'ist week.
According to Dr. Bill Van Au. of the Life Sciences Division these crunchy anthropods were attracted to the lights on campus. To Field Crickets these lights are like the flashing neon of a motel. UTSA apparently had the "VACANCY" sign on.
The crickets pictured here were last seen headed toward The Roost demanding fi^ee refills of their Roost Mugs. Paisano reporters linked their increase in size to a glitch in darkroom security procedure. Details were not available when this issue went to press.
Several staff members tried to round up these renegade crickets before they could attack a group of "Bohemians" under the Sombrilla. Fortunately, no injuries were reported.
Fall has fallen. Temperatures may have chased away the crickets, but it's a welcome change after a sweltering sum¬ mer. It could be worse, it has already snow¬ ed in Sault Ste. Marie Michigan.
Only 37 class days till Finak...
CINEMA VIEWS & REVIEWS — pages 14 & 15
GOVERNOR'S RACE STRAW POLL FILL IT OUT & TURN IT IN — page 18
AND YOUR MAIL — page 19