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Poge 2 — Smoke Signals, Monday, September 25, 1978
All Should Be Involved
Involvement, one of the key words to success.
In order for a project to be accomplished, people have to get involved. A project
is successful only when there is action, not just words.
At Chowan, the students complain about most anything; which is not unusual for
a small college. But complaining does no good. If everyone sits back and talks, but
shows no action, nothing will get done.
When America was being built, if everyone had sat back and complained about
the way things were being done, we would have never become an independent na
tion. But people were involved. They worked hard towards a goal and it was finally
The students should be more involved. They should take part in campus ac
tivities, be aware of what is happening on campus.
The students of Chowan have a right to voice their opinion. This right should not
be ignored. If the students’ opinions are not known, then nothing can be done about
Most people will say, “What good will it do for us to voice our opinion?” It will do
a lot more good than if they are not voiced.
Many things about the college will never change. Its rules and standards were
set by those who were here long before any of us — including the faculty and staff.
Without these rules and standards, Chowan would never have come as far as it has.
But some things can be done — if we get involved. Instead of sitting back and
waiting for someone else to do things, we should all get involved. — S.L.P.
What Do You Read?
The television age has added many hours to the time most Americans watch
films and reduced the time some read. Part of the result can be seen in the failure
of certain once-popular magazines, though a partial comeback is now underway.
Newspapers and books have not been adversely affected; book publishing has
enjoyed good health in recent years and new newspapers continue to spring up,
though most are shopping guides or local papers. In metropolitan areas competi
tion is so keen, many famous papers have failed or been forced into mergers.
Reading remains, despite television, the greatest pleasure and source of in
formation to millions.
That being true, the reading public is to be encouraged to read worthwhile books.
The recent trend toward permissiveness means almost anything can be printed to
day. As a result, many have turned to thrills, sex and formerly banned fare as a
steady reading diet.
For all who wish to improve their minds and increase their knowledge, to
become more interesting and informed citizens, reading should include nonfiction,
which can be the best reading there is.
— Mt. Olive Tribune
While other birds retreat from man's
encroachment on the world, gulls—the
“garbage pickers” of the winged
kingdom—tiu’ive on man’s presence.
“Chances are, whatever people do,
the gulls are here to stay,” prophesies
the current (July) issue of Ranger
Rick’s Nature Magazine.
Gulls, which live near the sea and far
By SARAH G. WRIGHT
Director of Health Services
So you have gone away to college? No
one will tell you when to get up, when to
go to bed, or what to eat. Great! How
good will you be as the “keeper of your
body” ] Are we to become a society con
suming junk food and getting too little
exercise? Years can be added to your
life by eating wisely, getting enough ex
ercise and a proper amount of sleep.
Often times the student seen in the in
firmary is simply exhausted. You can
not expect to stay up until two or three
o’clock and make it to an eight o’clock
class feeling alert. As you become more
exhausted your body becomes more
susceptible to diseases. Also recovery
from an illness will take longer.
How about your choice of foods when
you go through the cafeteria line? The
cafeteria does serve good food and well
balanced meals. If you hope to be fat by
the end of your first year in college eat
all the desserts, bread and drink lots of
coke. Don’t forget all those late night
snacks of candy bars, potato chips and
perhaps a hamburger before going to
bed. This couldn’t be the way you want
to see yourself the next spring when it’s
time to put on the old swim suit!
Walking is great exercise, so take ad
vantage of the campus and walk
everywhere. Don’t ride from the dorm
to the cafeteria or to classes. You will
feel more alert after walking in the
fresh air. More calories will be burned
while walking. Exercise helps improve
circulation and you will have a
healthier prettier body.
inland as well, are exceedingly adap
table, according to the monthly
children’s publication of the National
Wildlife Federation. For instance,
where garbage or dirty harbors have
driven away other wildlife, gulls
Often called “seagulls”—even in
localities far from the ocean—the adult
birds are sturdy and strong and,
especially for birds, are almost
“unflappable”. They adapt to almost
any conditions and, according to
Ranger Rick, “few birds can walk,
swim and fly as well as gulls.” They
sometimes catch live fish, but they’re
not “picky eaters”. In fact, they usually
eat dead fish and garbage. If the tide is
low, they may feed on marine worms
and crustaceans. Whatever’s handy. In
land gulls eat worms mice, grasshop
pers, and other insects. They are
“farmers’ friends” because they feed
on so many of the insects that kill crops,
says Ranger Rick.
Even their drinking habits are non
chalant. Either fresh or salt water is
fine, although they seem to prefer
fresh, comments the magazine. When
salt water is all that is available,
special glands in their head remove the
salt from their blood.
Being “clubby” birds, gulls rest, feed
and fly in noisy, chattering flocks of
anywhere from a few to 5,000 birds, ac
cording to Ranger Rick. If one gull
finds food it dives with a loud hoot,
“flashing its white underparts,” and
signalling “food!” Soon, observes the
magazine, the air is filled with with
“screaming, darting birds, eager to
When cold strikes and food becomes
hard to find, gulls still seem rather un
concerned. Some migrate in small
flocks to warmer climates. Others stay
at their breeding grounds. Many of
them die of starvation.
The gull’s breeding season usually
lasts from March through August, says
Ranger Rick. Some of the colonies are
very smaU, but some have as many as
20,000 noisy, breeding pairs of nesting
Housing seems to be another indif
ferent decision for the carefree gulls.
They build their nests on flat places
along seashores, on islands, in mar
shes, on cliffs or even on building
Edited, printed and published
by students at Chowan College
for students, faculty and staff
of Chowan College
Susan Pate — Editor
The President’s Cup is Chowan’s
most coveted award. Each May during
the annual Honors Day Program, the
President’s Cup is awarded to one of the
There are six areas of competition
which are weighed when determining
the recipient of the President’s Cup.
These are (1) academic acheivement;
(2) attendance at college sponsored
events (concerts, lectures, cultural
events, varsity athletic events, etc.);
(3) residence hall education programs;
(4) participation in intramural sports;
(5) citizenship; and (6) proration.
Each of the seven organizations (all
residence halls plus the Day Student
Organization) which are in competition
are rated on a scale from 1 to 7 in each
of the six areas. The maximum score
for any one of the seven organizations is
42 (7 points x 6 areas = 42).
Final score in the six areas is deter
mined as follows: (1) Academic
Achievement: Each residence hall is
divided into administrative units which
are headed by resident assistants.
Cumulative averages based on quality
points are announced by units,
residence halls and the Day Student
Organization at midterm and the end of
the fall semester and at midterm of the
spring semester. Academic competi
tion ends with the midterm grades of
the spring semester. (2) Attendance at
College-Sponsored Events: Attendance
is based on the percent in attendance.
The percent is cumulative. (3)
Residence Hall Eklucation Programs:
The Director of Residence HaU Life
evaluates the quality of such programs
on a scale from 1 to 5 (1, poor; 2, below
average; 3, average; 4, above average;
5, excellent). (4) Participation in In
tramural Sports: The Director of In
tramural Sports will determine the
standing of intramural teams by units,
residence halls and the Day Student
Organization. (5) Citizenship; From
written records provided by the
Associate Dean of Students, citizenship
is computed in percents. The percents
by organizations are cumulative. Viola
tions are calculated as follows: Dean’s
Reprimand-1, Work Hours-2,
Suspensions-4, and Suspensions-5. (6)
Proration: From records provided by
the Superintendent of Buildings and
Grounds, Br9ration ,i|_^c0ipputgd (0n a
scale from 1 to 7 according to' the
amount residents are prorated for
Since the President’s Cup competi
tion was initiated in 1970, the honor has
gone to residents of Superintendent’s
Barracks (1970), Belk (1971), Belk
(1972), Jenkins (1973), McDowell Col
umns (1974), Parker HaU (1975), West
HaU (1976), BeUc (1977), and East HaU
At the present time Jenkins HaU
leads the competition in attendance at
(CPS)-The scene may not have ex
actly coincided with the ones in the
movies, but music promoter Danny 0’-
Day scurried nervously from hospital
room to hospital room on September 1.
Sure enough, the bandages were slowly
removed from the faces of the five pa
tients untU they were finaUy revealed;
EUvis Presley, Jim Morrison, Janis
Joplin, and Jim Croce.
WeU, sort of. In fact the people who’d
just undergone plastic surgery were
volunteers whose real names have yet
to be released. After recuperating from
operations that made three of them look
like Morrison, Joplin, and Croce — two
chose Presley faces — they’U launch a
41-preformance musical tour through
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Coping . . .
By CHARLES HITCHOCK
CoUege. Webster’s New world Dic
tionary defines “coUege” as an institu
tion of higher education that grants
degrees. But, a college is also students,
fa^ty, and the administration. Let's
take a locdc at the students.
Cbovan students fall into ten general
categHles: male, female, partyers,
Qon-partyers, atheletic, non-athleUc,
r^igious, non-religious, studious, and
(lOMtadioiia. However, each student
bes something that is common. Con
There are two kinds of consistency
that are important in understanding
other people. First, a person is relative
ly consistent from day to day. Secondly,
IheK is consistency among different
people. However, we all reqwnd dif
ferently fran each other. Each of us
has different traits and certain states
we go through.
Anxiety is a state many of us go
through, but don’t know much about.
C^lege students all have anxious
matnents. We worry about things, feel
tension, dread, and have our foreboding
minutes. But, since anxiety is a vague
vorry or apprehension that has no
dpedfic cause, how can one control anx
First, let’s look at different kinds of
anxiety. Acute anxiety happens sudden
ly and dosen’t last long. Chronic anxie
ty ta eoatlnual and should be treated
medically. But, for the coUege student
wiio suffers feelings of acute anxiety,
there is hope!
Anxiety often foUows snne kind of
ttireat. It can be aroused by the stress
of faUure, by the anticipation of being
evaluated, by the loss of a loved one, by
punishment, and by uncertanity.
Anxiety can be controUed in two
ways; tlBwigh tiie use of tranquilizers
and training in muscle relaxation. By
learning how to control muscle tension,
people can control anxiety.
If you feel anxious aU the time you
may be suffering from chronic anxiety.
The coUege counseUng center is a good
place to go if you feel anxious. There is
always someone ready to Usten to you.
A few people you can talk to are: Mr.
Cliftoi Collins, Director of Guidance
(Hid Counseling; Mrs. WUhelmenia
our guidwce Counselor; Mrs.
Alice Van, ojv Director of R^ijdence
Hldl Life; Mr. - Windaw, - tte
Associate Dean of Students; and Mrs.
Sarah Wright, Director of Health Ser
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