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5 • BENNETT BANNER - APRIL 12, 1996
NEWS & FEATURES
Hypnotist visits campus
Have you ever wondered what
it feels like to be hypnotized? If
you attended the hypnotherapy
workshop on March 28 in the
Coffeehouse perhaps you found
The workshop was conducted
by Maria Cobb, a licensed
hypnotherapist who maintains a
private practice in Clinical
Hypnotherapy and Massage
Therapy in Greensboro.
Cobb conducted this work
shop to helpBennettstudents deal
with various topics such as stress
reduction and relaxation.
“Hypnosis is a very natural
phenomenon which is good for
stress reduction and habit
change,” Cobb said during her
Cobb demonstrated how the
subconscious mind receives and
“Hypnosis,” explained Cobb,
“is a means of conununication
between the conscious and sub
According to Cobb, traumatic
events can be buried in the sub
conscious and hypnotherapy is a
major benefit to uncover the bur
ied information or experience
which has caused someone to
suppress a memory she said.
There is neither magic nor
voodoo involved. Rather, hyp
nosis is often considered an al
tered state of consciousness fea
turing “selective perception,” a
der hypnosis blocks everything
else out of the memory.
During Cobb’s workshop, stu
dents volunteered to be hypno
“I felt very relaxed, “said
Jenine Scott, a sophomore psy
chology major from Eialeigh. She
said that she had been hypno
tized once by someone else.
“I would recommend that ev
erybody be hypnotized at least
once,” Scott said.
Cobb said that most people
can only be hypnotized, if they
allow themselves to become re
The workshop was sponsored
by the Center Women’s Educa
tion and Development, a center
at the Bennett College Women’s
process in which the person un-
Security Continued frona Page 1
Q: Who should people see if
there is a gripe or complaint
A: Each shift has a supervisor:
First shift Officer Carroll Boney,
Second shift Ojficer Richafd
Hopkins, Third shift Officer Zeus
Q; What is security doing now
that they didn’t do before?
A: Officers are reviewing proce
dures of the college and, meeting
monthly with each other. The
shifts stagger. During a change
of shifts, the whole shift doesn’t
leave when others come in so that
there can be constant communica
tion between all shifts.
Q; Why is it that an officer is not
always found at the booth of
A: Officers aren’t allowed to stay
in the booth and look around.
They are to patrol up and down the
Gorrell Street side of the campus
and not just stay in one place.
Q: What else is being done to
secure the safety of students on
A: Lighting is being replaced,
student parking is being watched
a lot more,andpolice are patrol
ling campus more.
Q; What other things are being
done about communication be
tween security and students?
A: Hopefully the students know
they can go to the shift supervi
sors if there is a problem. Stu
dents should continue to share
concerns. It helps to keep the
communication more in tune.
(NAPS)—^Fungal nail infections
are very common—affecting
nearly 11 million Americans—and
tend to be very persistent
Fortunately a prescription drug
newly approved for this indication
can produce mycological cure in
the treatment of fungal nail dis
Characteristic features of fun
gal nail disease, or onychomycosis,
include discoloration and thicken
ing of the nail, accumulation of
debris under the nail and detach
ment of the nail plate from the nail
People of any age, gender and
race can be affected.
People most at risk are diabet
ics, immunocompromised patients
and people over the age of 40.
Fungal nail disease may be more
prevalentwith certain occupations.
Jobs that require people to re
main on their feet for long periods,
such as waiters, policemen and
construction workers, may increase
“Fungal nail disease causes pa
tients a lot of discomfort, and can
have potentially more serious con
sequences,” said Richard Odom,
MD, clinical professor, Depart
ment of Dermatology, University
of California at San Francisco.
Until recently fungal nail dis
ease was difficult to treat because
few medications reached the two
most important locations in the
nail—the nail matrix andnailbed—
in adequate concentrations and fw
long enough to eradicate invading
Treatments were long and of
ten ineffective, but the recently
approved drug, Sporanox®
(itraconazole capsules), shows
promise in increasing success,
shortening treatments, and mini
mizing side effects.
Sporanox penetrates the nail
plate through the matrix (where
nail growth originates) and dif
fuses up from the nail bed by form
ing a store of active agent in these
Sporanox has been associated
with minor side effects such as
headaches, nausea, abdominal pain
and dizziness. Sporanox should not
be taken with certain medications
(Pro-pulsid, Hismanal, Seldane,
Halcion) and should not be admin
istered to pregnant women or those
contemplating pregnancy. Consult
with your physician regarding the
appropriateness of Sporanox fw
your condition. If signs of liver
dysfunction develop, Sporanox
should be discontinued.
Pageant Continued from Page 1
She said that some of the pos
sible explanations for the lack of
participation are grades, ACES
attendance and lack of morale on
the part of the students.
One of the students agrees
with Pecchioni's speculations.
“There is no morale among
students,” said Ashia Whittington
ajunior, English major, from Chi
“Students are disappointed
with the living conditions, ad
ministration and Bennett pe
riod,” Whittington said.
The contestants in this event were
judged on how quickly and effec
tively they answered the ques
Adrienne Cooper, a senior, in
terdisciplinary studies majcff firom
D.C., thought that the question-
and-answer event would be diffi-
She also said that some stu
dents may be scared to take on the
responsibility that comes along
with heading an organization, and
alot of students simply donothave
Indeed, the SGA president has
many hats to wear. She heads the
Executive Board and is respon
sible for calling and presiding over
all meetings of that Board, and
appoints all committees.
The SGA president is also a
member of the Board of the Trust-
cult for the contestants.
“They answered the questions
with so much confidence. They
were great,” Cooper said.
The results from the pageant
will be announced at the
President’s Ball, Friday, April
ees and Parents Association, and
appoints all members of the Stu
dent Union Advisory Board.
Pecchioni has been involved in
SGA since her sophomore year
and said the same students are
picked every year to do the same
thing, but that is no excuse why
others shouldn’t get involved.
“1 probably know SGA better
than most students, but 1 know
there are other students that could
be just as good,” Pecchioni said.
Story was contributed to by
Tahja McVay, Banner Sports
The contestants were judged by
Ernestine Taylor, of the Women’s
Leadership Institute; Dr. Donna
Oliver, Education Department
chair; Karla Scott, Music Depart
ment professor; and Dr. A.
Adeyiga, Science Departmentpro-
SGA Continued from Page 1
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