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Black ink : Black Student Movement, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. online resource ([Chapel Hill, N.C.]) 1969-current, March 01, 1973, Image 5

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Controlling weight — coed% biggest hassle March, 1973 THE BLACK INK Page 5 Trevor is star in jazz concert by Gwen P. Harvey Feature Editor “I gained 15 or more pounds the first part of my freshman year in college,” the young woman speaks candidly. “I was eating desserts every night. It never entered my head that I shouldn’t. I would eat constantly, and it wasn’t until that Christmas that 1 realized what was happening.” That was nine years ago. Today Mrs. Brenda Cines is a twenty-six year-old instructor with the Department of Nutrition in the Chapel Hill School of Public Health. The trim five feet two Mrs. Cines fought her embarrassing stage of coed chubbiness through the muscling of self-discipline and the incorporation of a plan for sensible eating she could keep for life. Her experience as a college student is not uncommon today. The dilemma of unwanted weight still haunts many coeds on campus. In many instances, as in the case of Mrs. Cines, the girl usually is not fat when she comes to school, or her weight worries are only slight. Yet the switch to college life often brings on a change—sometimes a rather speedy and dramatic one. Mrs. Cines offers these possible reasons for the subsequent weight gain; THE STRESS OF STUDY: “The tension of hard work is immediately overcome with food. The girl sits with a book in one hand and bowl of pretzels in the other.” THE GIRL AS THE FOOD CHOOSER; “At home Mom was Black (Continued from page 1) few years. But most of these positions carry low academic ^nk. What we need are more professionally recognized Black scholars who have proven their competence and abilities, along with young, highly trained individuals who will be able to increase their rank and give long service to the program. Dr. James H. Brewer, professor of the core course in the program, feels that the program needs a “Black base”. “This does not mean,” he explained, “That whites cannot teach the courses, but the program cannot really be effective if it is all white.” Along with the inability to get additional faculty, the program is losing what they have. Two faculty members. Dr. Anne Dunbar (History) and Dr. Frederick McEvoy (Anthropology) will not be returning when their contracts with the university end. According to Dr. Cleveland, the participation of Dr. Dunbar and Dr. McEvoy in the Afro-American and African Studies program may have conflicted with their activities in their own departments. Goals Not Reached When the program was I'irsl concerned with the planning of healthy, well-balanced meals. Now for the first time the girl is having to make her own selections from a wider variety of foods.” THE BOREDOM OF INSTITUTIONAL FOOD: “Cafeteria food is bland and unsatisfying in taste. The girl looks elsewhere for more and more food.” THE POOR SELECTION OF SNACKS; “It’s really hard on campus to find nourishing food not high in calories. It’s easier to get a nab from a machine than to search for a piece of fruit.” THE LACK OF EXERCISE: “Girls seemingly aren’t expected to be active when they come to school. When a girl puts on a sweat suit and jogs people think it’s weird.” THE SOCIAL PRESSURE: “After-mealtime dates that involve a beer and a pizza, dorm parties with lots of sweets, weekend trips home to Mom cooking all your favorite dishes—rejecting these foods is hard for you seem to be rejecting the person offering them as well.” “Self-control is the most important ingredient in any diet,” Mrs. Cines says. “One must be conscious of the weight piling on and then act'velv reiect it, lose it, a^^d keep it off.” “Get reinforcement from other people,” she says to the girl who wants to deal with her weight problem. “Thank yourself for not joining in on the eating of junk foods. Don’t study with a bag of potato chips in your lap. Find other outlets for tension besides eating.” Selecting the right place to studies organized, several goals were set. The reaching of them has been a lot less than hoped for. Included in the list are awareness of student interest and participation in the program, the establishment of a social and cultural center, a research center, exchanges with African universities, orientation of professors teaching in the program and the use of graduate students as aids. Dr. Cleveland explained that the program has been lacking in special seminars, lectures, and symposiums. However some speakers and films have been sponsored by the program. “We have had very poor attendance for speakers,” he said. “This may be due to lack of advertising.” Exchange plans with an African university failed and, according to Dr. Cleveland, the orientation of professors “played out” after the first two years of the program. Graduate students are being used to teach special courses. The Afro-American and African Studies program here at UNC needs some changes. It must be a productive, efficient, and effective program in order to benefit the students. The program needs to be “re-evaluated, revitalized, and strengthened.” eat out is especially crucial for the college girl, who usually has to do so daily. Mrs. Cines advises the weight-conscious individual to avoid those restaurants which cater only to the “fried meat, french-fried potatoes, and bread” crowd. “However when you do go along with the gang to those type places, eat along, but very slowly. Eat the meat, but not the bread or the dessert.” When eating at a quick-stop food stand she recommends eating just (5ne side of the bun with the hamburger and pulling the skin off the fried chicken before eating it. Many girls who live in dorms with kitchens and have access to a refrigerator find that they can keep their weight down more effectively by avoiding downtown eating altogether and cooking low-caloried meals on their own instead. A small snack need not be a sin when it’s the right thing. “Nibble on a carrot or an apple,” says Mrs. Cines. “Both have satisfying flavors and textures. Avoid the ‘happy’ foods—the cakes with lots of icing.” “It takes a strong person to diet,” Mrs. Cines admits readily. “You have to have this will in mind constantly. But instead of feeling happy when stuffed, learn to feel happy when satisfied.” The college years do not have to be a fattening period in a young woman’s life. The situation can be avoided by learning the danger signals. A rational aproach to the effects of faulty eating habits is the enactment of a careful program for eating which fills but does not fatten. Staving off that weight is an unwelcome and distasteful chore. But ultimately these four years of college living should be remembered for the passage of a fun learning experience-not for the passage from one jeans size to another. by Gwen P. Harvey Feature Editor There he goes Ladies and Gentlemen. He takes one giant step and look! He’s down! King Richard returns to the masses. No more of that gaudy campus political scene. No more of those student legislature headaches. Watch him as he trys to sneak back into normality! Yeah, for Richard Epps, student body president at UNC, the “gig” is up. A new man with fresher blood. Ford Runge. takes up the political reins for the ’7.^ school year. As Richard lets go a sigh of relief. "I was really starling to get tired of the recognition," the twenty-one year old senior from Wilmington admits. "At first it was an ego trip. But later on 1 started growing a little self-conscious about that title always preceding my name." “I’d always been interested in by Deborah Long Staff Writer The lady sang jazz, the blues, rock, gospel, and everything else as the St. Louis Jazz Quartet performed in Memorial Hall at 8 p.m. on February 9th. The Quartet featured Black female vocalist Jeannie Trevor in the two-hour concert beginning with “This Will Be My Shining Hour”—and it was. From the opening number, the Quartet moved to a performance of “Stormy Monday Blues,” a song influenced by the times of Billie Holiday. Following the blues, Ms. Trevor and the Quartet changed the pace unexpectedly and rendered a little nonsense number entitled “It Isn’t Easy Being Green.” With another quick change of pace, the group performed a rather jazzed-up version of the gospel, “Somebody’s Knocking at the Door” and “Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen.” student government. Maybe now I’ve finally got all that out of my system.” Now Richard will have more time to devote to those “academic hassles.” He started out as a journalism and RTVMP major but due to the rigors of his office had to drop his first love, tv, in order to concentrate more on the printed word in Howell Hall. “It’s strange.” Richard muses. “1 never did do too well in my journalism courses. But I made all A’s in the Political Science department.” With graduation coming ip in June the ex-president is busily formulating plans for a future in the outside world. "I've applied to different law schools, of course." he smiles. "Here at UNC, Harvard and Michigan. But I'm also interested in another type of study at the University of London," Richard has applied for After the gospels, Ms. Trevor took a much-deserved rest as the other three members of the Quartet, including Black drummer Charles Payne, performed “Three Seconds,” “No Name,” and improvised solos, all instrumental. Ms. Trevor rejoined the group, singing “I Got Love,” “Gaslight Square,” “The Ballad of the Sad Young Men,” and “Let It Be.” After a brief intermission, the Quartet pianist performed “Something Simple,” his own original composition. Vocalist Trevor and the rest of the Quartet returned to render “For Once In My Life,” “Lean On Me,” and “Fine and Mellow Blues” by Billie Holiday. The St. Louis Jazz Quartet ended their concert with a jazz version of “Bridge Over Troubled Waters.” For their evening’s exercise in musical versatility, the Quartet received a standing ovation from the Memorial Hall audience. “special student” status in a one semester program at that university. “You’re really not applying to any particular department,” he explains. “You’re admitted as a student first and choose your field of interest later.” “As a special student I would take two or three courses, not especially related to any one particular field. I would really like to get into a little more music and literature, things 1 never had the time to devote to here." However all his ideas are essentially geared to the realm of political happenings. To be a first-rate lawyer. To help Black folks. To get back to the com munity. Things continue to move fast for the retiring president. One aspect of his life dies away to allow for the birth of spontaneous rejuvenation of some other “pressing” affair. JSpps’ reign ends

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