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PAGE TWO THE CLARION
March 14, 1968
Do YOU Cheat?
Every student has heard the old saying,
cheater hurts no one but himself.” The fact is, those
who cheat don’t seem to believe it. They don t care
whom they hurt as long as they can get a good grade
the easy way. , ^ +
One can alvi^ays give the excuse that it was too
much of a temptation to resist, and one little time
shouldn’t matter. But that one time leads one into
deeper and deeper trouble. The time will come
when one is tempted to cheat at the slightest chance.
The ones who cheat are not always the most
suspicious students. Frequently the
those who can protect their image with their de
vastating personalities” on their “overwhelming pop
ularity” on campus. The quiet, not-so-popular kid
beside them, whose test paper was remarkably simi
lar to theirs, usually gets the blame for copying your
paper. He doesn’t stand a chance because no one
would dare think of you as doing a thing like that
Take a look at your reputation. Can you be
honest with yourself? Do you depend on your pro
tective personality, or can your honesty speak lor
Still Time Enough?
Midterm has come and gone again, much to the
disappointment of some who had at least one grade
to go home. The sophomores are beginning to feel
the tension mount as they await a reply from col
leges to which they have applied. The freshmen are
worried mainly about getting to return to Brevard
next year. , . 4.1, iqcq
There are only two months left in the
spring semester, but still time enough for those D s
to be pulled up to C’s and maybe that C to a B- J^^st
because grades weren’t the best at midtern,
be defeated. Now is the time to apply extra effort,
not the week of exams. ^ .
Everyday study habits are excellent habits to
develop. It only takes a short time to prepare for
the next day’s classes, and by the time test day a^
rives, there won’t be that frantic rush to cram enougrh
to pass the course.
Education isn’t free by any means. One pays
for it not only with money but with time and energy
as well. Start studying now and there will be no
Letters From Vietnam
The following excerpts are from various let
ters written by boys in Vietnam._ These are the let
ters that make us realize the seriousness of war and
how much we take life for granted. These are the
letters that make us realize that these are no longer
boys, but men, striving to cope with the never-end
ing problems and struggles which face them every
“All I look forward to is the sun coming up one
day and going down the next. Unreasonable, but
“I’ve been in Vietnam six days and I’m ready
to go back to the states. This place is filthy and
hot, and I’m getting that way, too. However, I only
have 299 days to go.”
“We usually work 14-18 hours a day, 7 days
a week. I know this sounds bad, but it’s actually
a benefit because it helps to make the time go fast
“I can now say that I know the feeling of war.
War is a terrible explosion that shakes not only the
ground, but the soul as well. War is men grabbing
rifles and helmets and driving into bunkers. War
is the world lighting up with an orange glow which
stretches the space between rapid heartbeats into
hours. War is fear. War is a prayer.”
“This place is hell! The only thing to look _for-
WRi’d to is mail from home. I go to sleep at night
thinking about whether I will be alive the next day
or not. We get hit with rockets ^nd mortar fire ev
eryday. I live right next to a fuel farm that holds
550,000 gallons of fuel. If one round hits it, I can
hang it up.”
“Oh, the trials of war never rest for the
Good impressions are a vital
part of college life. They can
determine the social success
of a student as well as his
‘mental happiness.” By speak
ing to people voluntarily and
being outw^ardly friendly, a
student can win many friends.
If he is the opposite of this, he
probably wonders why no one
likes him, or why he’s not as
popular as someone else. It’s
his own fault. No one can win
friends for another person.
One can begin to make a
good impression by speaking to
everyone he meets and not
just to people he knows. It
doesn’t take any extra effort
to say “hi” or to at least give
a friendly smile.
There is on our campus a
definite amount of unfrfend-
liness. There are some stud-
nts who wouldn’t speak if
their lives depended on it.
It’s true that many people are
shy and feel that speaking to
just anyone is being too friend
ly. But anyone would rather be
called too friendly than be call
ed a snob.
Everyone can be friendly. It
lakes no special talent. A stud
ent may think, “I wonder why
he doesn’t speak to me.” T^e
other guy may be wondering
the same thing. Humble your
self and start speaking.
Pre - Registration for next
year’s courses at Brevard
College will be conducted on
March 14. Freshmen are ad
vised to confer with their
advisers and present a pen
cil copy of the registration
form to Mrs. Roy, the CoUege
Recorder, before 5 P. M.,
BEWARE: Food Poisoning!
Students w'ho keep food snacks in their rooms
should use caution or suffer the consequences!
Food poisoning is the most prevalent disease in
the world next to the common cold. The incidence
of food poisoning is increasing at a rapid rate. Many
cases are undetected, therefore, unreported.
Salmonella, the group of bacteria which causes
the number one food poisoning problem of Salmonel-
losis produces cramps, nausea, headache, vomiting,
prostration, severe diarrhea and dehydration. These
conditions last from 24 to 36 hours. Contaminated
foods have an abnormal odor or flavor. Foods easily
contaminated with Calmonella are poultry, eggs,
milk, prefpared meats, sausage, meat pies, desiccat
ed coconut, cake mixes, custard filled bakery pro
ducts which are lightly cooked and subject to much
Staphylococcus infection carried by food is less
acute than'Salmonella but the symptoms are simi
lar and last about one day. The breeding grounds
for Straphylococcus infection are rapid cured meats,
sandwich preparations, salads (tuna fish, chicken,
potato), milk and cream filled bakery goods.
The Public Health Service has given these rules
on how to protect yourself from food poisoning:
1 Always wash your hands before preparing
or eating food.
2—^For picnics take non-perishable foods using
a portable cooler for salads and perishable
items. Barbecued foods should be eaten
while still hot.
3—Food prepared in advance, as well as left
overs, should be refrigerated immediately
and never left standing.
4—Salad dressings, eclairs, cream puffs and
custard type desserts should be kept refrig
erated until just before eating.
5—Keep hot food hot and cold food cold, eith
er at more than 140 deg. F or less than 40
deg. F. Avoid letting food sit at in-between,
like-warm temperatures at which bacteria
These rules should be kept in mind by students
who keep food in their rooms. Keep only those non-
perishable foods such as potato chips, crackers, pea
nut butter, jelly, or washed fresh fruits. Milk is one
of the foods which breeds both Salmonella and
Staphylococcus bacteria when kept at varying tem
peratures. It would be wise never to keep milk
without refrigeration for any length of time in the
rooms. Milk kept on window ledges is just as dan
gerous, since the temperature outside varies with
sunshine and rapidly changing weather.
Korean Student Writes BC
Written on Jan. 25, 1968
Translated on Feb. 19, 1968
Happy New Year to you and yours. May this
be good to each one of you. Our family are in the
perfect health due to your financial and moral sup
I will be graduated from junior high school on
30 of Jan. and will sit on the entrance exam, to sen
ior high school. I applied to Kyonggi Commercial
Senior High School which was the private school, but
now it is transferred to public school. This school
is cheaper than private school in schooling and other
extra expenses. I would like to continue my educa
tion at college after graduation of high school. I’m
very much want to get an education. My twin
younger sisters have passed entry exam to junior
high school which was very competitive and hard.
My mother is very much concerned about the tuition
fee of our three children which will be about $200.
My mother is enthusiastic to have her children in
school for more' further education. I should thank
you and my mother whose efforts make it possible
to have a chance in expanding our work for future.
I would like to know about your school life and
what kinds of college you are attending. Please
drop us a line when yon have a chance.
Once again I want to thank you for your assis
tance and help.
I May God be with you, keeping you from all
harm, giving you happiness and joy just as you have
[given these things for us. I’ll write you soon.
Yoon, Yung Hwan
EDITOR - IN - CHIEF
Jackie Griffith, Peggy Mizzell
Jo An Pace, Jean Wilkerson
Mrs. Ena Kate Sigmon