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5 • BENNETT BANNER - APRIL 12, 1996 NEWS & FEATURES Hypnotist visits campus Yvette Burton Banner Editor 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 out. 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 presentation. Cobb demonstrated how the subconscious mind receives and retains messages. “Hypnosis,” explained Cobb, “is a means of conununication between the conscious and sub conscious mind.” 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 tized. “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 laxed. The workshop was sponsored by the Center Women’s Educa tion and Development, a center at the Bennett College Women’s Leadership Institute. process in which the person un- Security Continued frona Page 1 Effectively fighting nail infections Q: Who should people see if there is a gripe or complaint about security? A: Each shift has a supervisor: First shift Officer Carroll Boney, Second shift Ojficer Richafd Hopkins, Third shift Officer Zeus Phoenix. 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 Gorrell Street? 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 campus? 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 ease. 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 bed. 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 its likelihood. “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 fungus. 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 areas. 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 cago. “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 tions. 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 good grades. 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 19 at9pjn. 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 Editor 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- fessor. SGA Continued from Page 1 Mail this coupon to; latercnsto Right now, hundreds of Christian ministries are recruiting staff through Intercristo. One of these openings could be the opportunity you’re looking for. Intercristo will show you where your job skills can make a difference. TOLL FREE 1-800-426-1342 on the Internet □ Yes! Please send me more information on Intercristo's Christian Placement Network. Address . The Christian Career Specialists Citv/Stale/ZlD 19303 Fremont Ave. N. Seattle. WA98133-3S00 Publication.

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