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By Robert Prince
Twenty 20 is the hot, new band on
the scene at Chowan College. The
group joined together last semester
and consist of Greg Ellis, bass
guitar; Robert Rivera, keyboards;
Michael Wynns, Drums; and Tim
Johnson, lead guitar. Robert and
Tim share the position as lead
Greg is a sophomore majoring in
music. He has been playing the bass
guitar for three years and is currently
playing in the Jazz band on the
Robert is a freshman studying
business. He has been playing
keyboards for about three years. He
has also played in another band by
the name of Kashmir.
Mike is a sophomore studying
liberal arts. Mike has been playing
drums for ten years. He has played
in many bands, which has led him to
play in such places as Greensboro
Colosseum and Carowinds. He is
currently playing in the Jazz band on
the Chowan campus.
Tim is a three year art major. Tim
has been playing guitar for seven
years. This past summer he traveled
the club circuit in Florida with a
recording band called Crystal Tears.
Tim has written many songs for
Crystal Tears, which has recorded
one tape and is working on their se
The Twenty 20 band members
have had different styles and
preferences during their musical
backgrounds. Greg's background
leans toward a hardrock style, Tim
prefers to play glamrock, Robert
prefers to play techno rock, and
Mike prefers to play Jazz or contem
New Students Adjust
To College Life
porary Christian. Mike stated, “Our
various musical backgrounds help to
form the unique style of Twenty 20.”
He also commented that their “dif
ferent musical backgrounds cause
tension, but that is to be expected
Twenty 20 plays hits from popular
bands such as, Brian Adams, The
Bangles, White Lion and The Cure.
They also have many originals to add
to their playing list. Some of the
songs the band members have writ
ten are “Blinded,” “Call to your
Heart,” “Only You,” “In the
Night,” and “Ideal Situation.” The
band prefers to play their originals
because they feel that they are down
to earth and that the songs are about
things that have happened in life.
Twenty 20 has only played once in
front of a crowd and that was at the
night club, Bongers. The band said
they feel comfortable in front of peo
ple.Greg stated, “You get a natural
high hearing the crowd, there’s
nothing like it.” The band hopes to
appear before a Chowan crowd many
The band practices in the
Lakeside Student Center every other
night for four hours or more. Now
that the band has been playing
together a while, they are beginning
to think and play together. Through
the long hours of practice the band
enjoys the"paying "and 'fhe ' ex-
perience they are gaining. “Dude
man. It’s . . . It’s fun dude, I like it,”
In the future, Mike plans to
become a contemporary Christian
studio musician in Nashville, Ten
nessee. Tim plans to pursue a career
in commercial art and to continue
his music as far as it will take him.
Greg plans on becoming a recording
In the future, if you get a chance
to go see Twenty 20 play, I strongly
advise you to go. The band should be
playing at Chowan for Spring
By Zachary Wilson
New students find life at Chowan
quite different from others. Ex
perienced students are accustomed
to the college life. The first words
coming from many of them is that it
is boring. There’s not much to do
around here. The other half said that
it is nice and quiet on campus. The
peacefulness enables them to do
their work and concentrate. The at
mosphere around campus is so kind.
There’s never a day without hearing
the words hello and how are you do
ing. Everybody is easy to get along
with. One student said that Chowan
is the place for her, because a four
year college will be a big step for her.
Here at Chowan the professors know
you as a person, not a number.
Then came along the dislikes. The
first impression of the rooms was
shattering. The rooms were too small
at first, but now since they have ad
justed, the rooms are alright.
Another of their dislikes was the
cafeteria hours. Breakfast hours are
too short. Students that have nine
o’clock classes either miss breakfast
or get up too early to eat, and have to
wait for their nine o’clock class to
start. Dinner hours should be ex
tended. Instead of closing at six, the
cafeteria should be opening at six. It
will be like eating at home. Another
concern was the visitation days
shouldn’t be limited. The students
feel that visitation days should be
everyday. The last dislike was the
location of the college. The location
lacks entertainment. There’s not
enough action going on in the area.
Here are a couple of suggestions
for those that have a lot of leisure
time. The gym is open until ten
o’clock every night. Make use of the
racketball and basketball courts.
Gather up all your friends and go to
the swimming pool, and it too, will
become a place to have fun. The stu
dent center also is a good place for
entertainment such as ping pong,
table pool, various board games,
cards video games and television.
Besides the likes and dislikes the
ultimate goal that they are reaching
for is an Associate Degree from
Making The Grades
By Frank Amath
For many of us, college is the first
time in our lives that we are away
from home. To most of us this means
no parental pressures, such as doing
our work and coming in early. Like
most. I’m sure you feel that this is
the time to spread your wings and do
what you want.
So, let’s talk about what we want
to do. Most of us want to have a good
time and enjoy our college years, but
don’t forget about what is impor
tant, your GRADES! You need to
keep up with your grades if you want
to stay at college.
Security Protects Students
By Frank Arnath
Most of you know Jack Britt is the
security officer on campus. Mr. Britt
is only one of five security officers,
but we rarely see them jor some
reason or another. Maybe we just
don’t take time to look for them,
either. So I think an introduction is
appropriate. They are as follows:
William Newsome, Cheryl Outlaw,
Gloria Holloman, and Patrick Eure.
A lot of you have one opinion and
one opinion only of the security here
on campus. You all basically think
that they are here to make our lives
as miserable as possible. This is a
very big misconception on our part.
So let’s take time to look at what
they really do for us.
Security provides an important
service for all of us, and that service
is protection. They make sure un
wanted visitors stay off campus, they
watch the buildings, our cars, and
our personal property in general. For
you ladies out there, they provide an
important service that is almost
necessary today. They make sure you
are not molested or harmed in any
way. This is probably the most im
portant of all of them.
Now, they not only protect us, but
they are our friends also. They know
what it’s like for us, and they
overlook certain stupid things we do
sometimes due to their understan
ding. So try not to put them down or
ridicule them. They are only doing
their jobs, and furthermore they are
only human. They need friends just
like everybody else. So drop by and
get to know them better. It certainly
would help relations between them
The best way to do this is to take
your work seriously. Take good clear
concise notes in class so that when it
comes time to study out of class you
will know what you’re going over.
You should get your work done early
enough so you are able to go out and
do what you want. If you do this then
you won’t worry about why you
stayed out so late and couldn’t get
your work done. Another thing you
need to do, and probably the most
important one of all is not to wait un
til the last minute to study for a test.
This is where a lot of students mess
up really bad, because you only re
tain half of what you need to know.-
This means you only receive half of
the grade you could have gotten.
If you take time to do these things
you will make it all the way through
college without any sort of problems.
Also by doing this you’re showing
others that you can take care of
yourself. Most importantly of all you
will be showing yourself that you no
longer need your parents to push
Just because you take time to do
your work first does not mean you
will not have fun. In fact you’ll be
able to enjoy yourself a lot more.
Hats Off To Workers
In Student Center
By: Zachary Wilson
Blair Bennett better known as
Pops has been working in the stu
dent center part time for 7 years.
Blair says that he enjoys working
here. Mr. Bennett is originally from
West Virginia. He worked at the
shipyard in Portsmouth during
World War II. He moved to Mur
freesboro in 1946, where he worked
with Georgia Pacific for 34 years.
When Mr. Bennett became 65 he
then retired. Later on Blair got the
job here. He said that he gets along
with the students alright. The
students give him no trouble. Mr.
Bennett said that he would like to
work here as long as he is healthy.
William Dixon has been working
in the student center for 8 years. Mr.
Dixon says that he enjoys working
here. Mr. Dixon was born in Green
ville, North Carolina. He was raised
in Murfreesboro. Mr. Dixon worked
with Smithfield Package Company
10 years before he retired. Mr. Dix
on said that he has had no trouble
from students. The students respect
elders very well, replied Mr. Dixon.
Mr.Dixon loves his job, because it
keeps his mind occupied. "Beats do
ing nothing,” he said.
Bill Williams has been working in
the student center for 4 years. Mr.
Williams is originally from Penn
sylvania. Mr. Williams joined the ar
my in 1940. In 1945 he moved to
Murfreesboro. He worked security
on campus for 5 years. Mr. Wiliams
also says that he enjoys working
here. He enjoys being around
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Don’t Go Up In Smoke!
Brave On Warpath
Chowan Cheerleader Chris Robbins shows the true spirit of one of
Chowan’s leaders, both in the dorm and in academic life.
By: Robert Prince
Fire safety is an important part of
the Chowan campus community.
Each student needs to be aware of
issues, such as fire hazards, fire safe
ty features and fire plans.
Some of the fire hazards that need
to be considered are such things as
smoking material, flames (candles),
decorations, trash, furniture and
flammable liquids. Arson and false
alarms are very serious fire hazards
and should be avoided at all costs.
Many of the dorms and buildings
have fire safety features. You need to
know where to find each of these
features in case of a fire. Some fire
safety features are fire extinguishers,
fire alarms, fire escapes, smoke
detectors, fire doors and an
A fire plan is one of the most im
portant features in fire safety. The
college has set up fire plans for the
students to follow, but here are some
other helpful suggestions. You
should decide on at least two exits.
Count and remember the number of
doors between your door and the ex
its. Be able to locate fire alarms and
fire extinguishers in the dark. Make
sure you follow directions from the
person in charge. Make sure the fire
department is notified and an alarm
has been sounded. Stay calm and
follow the exit procedures.
When exiting, make sure you feel
the door before you open it. If the
door is hot or if smoke is seeping in,
do not open the door. If it is cool,
open the door a crack, but be ready
to close it if you see flames or smoke.
Leave the room if the hall seems
safe. You should tie a wet cloth
around your mouth, nose and head.
Take your room key and make sure
all doors are closed behind you.
After exiting the building report to
your meeting place and get counted.
Remember never to use an elevator
during a fire.
If you are trapped in your room,
keep the door closed. Seal cracks
around the door with tape, clothing,
sheets or anything that will do the
job. If possible open the window
slightly, if there is no smoke outside.
Open the top to ventilate smoke and
the bottom to bring in fresh air. Tie
a wet cloth around your nose, mouth
and head and stay close to the floor.
Signal rescuers by waving a sheet or
clothing out the window and do not
jump if you are higher than the se
If your clothing should catch fire,
do not run. Drop to the ground and
roll. Use a rug, coat or blanket to
smother the flames.
To summarize these fire safety
tips, be aware of fire hazards, know
how to locate safety features in your
building, and be careful with
cigarettes, electrical appliances and