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THE CLARION SPECIAL EDITION
Tuesday, November 23,1998
by Kate Brown
There is complete and utter devastation in Honduras at the
present moment. Farmlands have been demolished as well as many
homes and families. Right now, the death toll is around 10,000. Hondu
ras has up to 90 percent devastation with roads and land. Things are not
looking up at the moment. Analysts say that rebuilding could take up to
four years. The damage tops 4 million dollars.
Honduras, a small country in Central America, has been hit the
hardest. Besides, the death, injuries are at 11,000. Although many coun
tries are coming together to help, the roads are impassable and very few
people have a way to get in and out.
France and other countries are pardoning debts and trying to
help in any way they can. The United States is being criticized for not
doing more with Honduras. We have given 80 million in aid, but we can’t
get down into the heart of Honduras to help with our bare hands. “Su
perhuman efforts are under way to aid the flood victims, said Honduran
President Carlos Flores Facusse. Mudslides wiped out homes and fami
lies in less than an hour. People are now sleeping in tents with plastic
over them to protect themselves from ravage and disease. Fortunately,
Honduran spirits were not defeated.
Brevard is trying to help in raising the spirits even more. After
Thanksgiving, we will sponsor a clothes drive to help clothe the Hondu
rans. Please, if you have any items of need to donate, do not hesitate.
Brevard is collecting rice, dried milk, and baby foods, dried soups, water,
beans, dried fruits, over the counter medicines and canned food. Also,
bottled water is a necessity. Please give what you can. Remember every
little bit counts.
Check out our new look! The Clarion is going through
many changes. If anyone is interested in assisting with the tran^
sition, contact Lynn Gibbons-Beddow, Will Ginsler, or Sarah
Carpenter. We also would like to Announce again the ongoing
;ontest for a new masthead. The goal is to give the Clarion a
more professional, modem look. A prize will be offered to tht
BC To Offer North Carolina
Teacher Certification Courses
Further negotiations with Mars Hill College have brought us
close to an agreement that can allow BC students to begin working
toward NC teacher certification as early as next semester. Courses
would be offered by MHC at their satellite center at TC Robertson HS
near the Asheville airport. To get this program started I need your help.
If you are interested in working toward NC teacher certification
while pursuing a BA at Brevard, you need to come in to the Dean’s office
in Beam Administration Building THIS WEEK and fill out a short state
ment of interest. We cannot set up courses with MHC until we know
how many students are interested, the areas of interest, and whether or
not they could fit an evening course in education into their Spring 1999
The eight areas in which MHC has programs leading to teacher
High School teaching: 1. English, 2. Math, 3. Science,
4. Social Studies
K-12"’ grade: 5. Art, 6. Music, 7. Physical Education,
The requirements for certification differ between high school
and K-12* grade; but smdents who have already taken Education 20IS
and CIS 101 may have a head start, because MHC is reviewing the sylla
bus of these courses to see if they can serve as the equivalent to their
first required courses in education in their program. If you are interested
in English, please also note that Prof Beddow is offering English 410
next semester; and we will submit this course to MHC for their approval
as part of the required courses for certification in English.
Sorry for the rush, but it is critical for us to know exactly how
many students at BC are seriously interested in this opportunity before
we can finaUze arrangements with MHC.
Robert Bauslaugh, Vice President for Academic Affairs and
Dean of Faculty.