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Brevard College, Brevard, N.C.
Volume 56 No. 4
Wednesday, November 2, 1988
BC students vote
225 - 90 in
favor of Bush
BC students get out to vote during The Clarion’s mock presidential
election held on campus Thursday, Oct, 20. Clarion staffers Lisa
Matkins and Beth Seagle help voters with the procedures. (BC photo
by Jock Lauterer)
A lot^ of controversy
by Heather Conrad
‘Dunham lot,’ BC’s newly constructed
parking lot, may be ready for occupancy,
but its construction has not come without
“We made a minor goof,” said President
Billy Greer, “not in where or why, but by
not turning to the SGA for feedback.”
Students objected to the Dunham lots
construction for several reasons. Some
students feel the new lot detracts from the
beauty of the area around Taylor and
Green dormitories, while other say the lot
ruins the students; informal football and
frisbee play area.
President Greer explains that after
three years of complaints from faculty and
students, accompanied by record
freshmen enrollment this year, the park
ing problem needed a solution.
Dale 0. Wiener, Director of Financial
Affairs, said in a memo to the faculty that
“for some time now we have been concern
ed with our lack of adequate parking for
commuting students and our “Friends of
the College” who patronize activities at
Dunham Music Building.”
After six to eight weeks of development,
the parking lot was constructed, in
response to the growing need for parking
in the central part of campus.
President Greer, Wiener and
maintenance head Reid Plemmons took
part in deciding on the lot’s location. Other
sites were considered, including behind
Jones dormitory, the cornfield, and l)eside
maintenance shop. However the site
^ide Green dormitory offered the most
benefits and a smaller price tag.
According to Dean of Student Affairs
Norm Witek, Dunham lot’s construction
answered several parking dilemmas
revard’s faculty, staff, and students
previously faced. The day student lot is
reassigned as open parking, enabling resi
dent students additional parking. Dunham
lot is assigned as the new Day Student lot,
7 a.m. - 4:30 a.m. Faculty and staff are
also assigned to Dunham lot during these
hours. The day student hours leave
Dunham lot open in the evenings for
patrons of Dunham Auditorium.
by Lisa Matkins
Bush for President!
The results of the Clarion-sponsored
mock election loudly proclaim that
Brevard College students support Vice-
President George Bush over
Massachussetts Governor Michael
Dukakis. When 51 percent of the student
body voted Thursday, Oct. 20, Bush receiv
ed 225 votes, while Dukakis trailed behind
with only 90.
Many students shared their political in
terest and involvement when they
answered the questions regarding the
reasons for their choice. Jay Lighthiser
said, “I don’t believe in Michael Dukakis’
beliefs about abortion and capital punish
ment. Dukakis can’t balance our budget
like the budget for his state. I feel Bush can
carry out Reaganomics.”
Karen Olschesky did not share Jay’s
view of the economy but supported
Dukakis. “I feel that Reagan has let the
deficit build up. We need new ideas. Bush
will follow Reagan’s standards and the
country needs new pmwtb ” she said.
Is your room chan?
It’s Parents' Weekend
by Patricia Bone
It’s time to begin preparing your room
for mom’s white glove inspection because
Parents’ Weekend is just around the cor
BC students’ parents and friends are in
vited Nov. 4, 5, and 6 to attend Parents’
Weekend, sponsored by the Student
Government Association, in cooperation
with faculty and administration.
Many interesting activities are schedul
ed to entertain parents and friends. The
weekend begins on Friday to allow parents
to attend classes with their son or
daughter. One major event of the weekend
is the student presentation of “The Rain
maker,” directed by Professor Sam Cope.
The play begins at 8:15 on Friday and
Saturday nights. Admission is free for
Brevard students, but all other seats are
$3. Reservations are mandatory and all
seats will be reserved.
Other major attractions will include
athletic contests featuring the Brevard
Soccer teams in the NJCAA Region X
Tournaments; coffee and conversation
with President Greer, other college ad
ministrators and members of the faculty;
and special college worship service with
remarks by Dr. Charles Zimmerman.
In addition to the campus activities,
parents can also enjoy the beauty of the
campus and its surroundings. The Pisgah
National Forest is only 5 minutes from
campus and offers picnic areas as well as
beautiful hiking trails.
Meals will be available for guests in the
A.G. Myers Dining Hall at the following
rates: Breakfast-$2.20; Lunch-$3.;
Dinner-$3.65; and Sunday Lunch-$4.25.
Many students enjoy the chance to invite
parents and friends to a special weekend
here at Brevard. Melanie Ramseur, a resi
dent assistant for East Jones, says that she
is “looking forward to sharing some of my
experiences here at Brevard College with
my family and friends.”
This weekend is an opportunity for all
students to do just that. With all of the
special activities schedule. Parents’
Weekend is guaranteed to be a big success.
Jamie CousLt fcr Dukakio
because he felt that Dukakis could “do a
better job with the economy than the
Republicans have done in the past.”
Dukakis received Amber Norton’s sup
port because “He’s honest enough to say
he’s going to have to raise taxes.”
Others were influenced by Bush’s
knowledge of his prospective duties as
President. Grant Thompson said, “I voted
for Bush because he has more experience
and knows what’s happening.”
Japanese student Chizuru Tijina offered
her opinion of both the mock election and
her candidate. “I think the mock election
is good, because it gives students who will
not get to vote in November a chance to ex
press their opinions.
“All us Japanese students like President
Reagan because of his foreign relations, so
if I could vote I would vote for Bush.”
However, many student voters were not
impressed with either candidate.
Stephanie Bambarger voted for Bush
“because he is the lesser of the two evils.”
Former President Gerald Ford addresses
a capacity crowd at Brevard College’s
Roshamer Gym on October 4 during a
Republican campaign swing through
'Vestern North Carolina.