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Gazebo-Chowan Campus new edition. Still under construction.
Gazebo Built To Honor
Chowan College Alumnus
By Robert Prince
In honor of Susan Parker Kerr, an
alumnus of Chowan College there is
a gazebo being built adjacent to the
McDowell Columns building. Mrs.
Kerr asked that a gazebo be built to
provide students with a place where
they could sit and spend time out
side. It could also be used for special
occasions, such as speakers and
The gazbeo will be 20 feet across,
have 8 sections and seat about 40
people. It will be equipped with elec-
tical outlets, lights on the inside, and
at night will have 2 flood lights in
front of it.
The gazebo will enhance the area
around the Columns building by
providing more shrubs and greenery
to the surrounding area of the
gazebo. Around the perimeter^f the
gazebo there will be a 5 foot
sidewalk, the entrance to the garden
will have an 8 foot sidewalk, and a 4
foot sidewalk will join the walk
beside Columns. An eighteen inch
high brick wall will also be built in
front of the gazebo even with the
Columns building. The gazebo will
have cedar shakes (wooden shingles)
and have 8 fluted columns that will
match with the columns on the
McDowell building. There will also
be an irrigation system installed to
keep shrubery alive.
A 600 pound; brass bell will be
hung in the middle of the gazebo. It
will hopefully be used as a victory
bell for sporting events. The bell has
been hanging in the McDowell Col
umns building and will soon be put
in the gazebo.
The gazebo will hopefully be
finished by early spring if the
Jennifer Grooters plays Lili, a young girl who wants to join the
Carnival. The Chowan Players presented Carnival for their
spring production last week in Turner Auditorium.
by Zack Wilson
Jack Moore is the Resident Direc
tor for Simon and Mixon Hall.
Moore is also the assistant coach for
the baseball team. Jack is originally
from Bowling, Virginia. Moore has
been an RD here for the past 2 years.
His hobbies are reading, basketball
and being physically active. His
favorite kind of music is rhythm
blues and Jazz. Jack plans to be a
teacher in the future. Being an RD
gave him a chance to work with
students first hand. The job itself
gave me a chance to be a graduate.
Jack says that the people he works
for gave a lot of support. The dislike
Jack says is that he deals with
students who don’t belong in college.
Some student's pursuit in life is to
get drunk. He hopes that they wake
up in time and realize what they are
doing. Another dislike is that he gets
to know some students better than
others and they end up letting him
down. He hopes that they learn from
their mistakes. Jack feels that being
an RD is a good tool to use to further
Frankie Mingo is the assistant
Resident Director for Mixon Hall.
He is originally from Lancaster,
South Carolina. He has been RD for
one semester. Frankie’s hobbies are
track, weight lifting, and girl hun
ting. His favorite kind of music is
rhythm and blues. Frankie says be
ing an RD gives him a Chance to
know students better. It gives him a
chance to form opinions about
things. Mingo loves being in charge
and loves the responsibility. The only
dislike for Mingo is getting up at
three or four o’clock in the morning
to open someone’s door. Mipgo
hopes that the things he learns from
being a RD will carry on in life.
By Frank Arnath
The time of year when you should
worry about these powerful and
devastating funnels is now! You
should acquaint yourself with some
very important warnings and safety
First: do you know what a tornado
watch is? It is when weather condi
tions are favorable for a tornado for
mation. Second: do you know what a
tornado warning is? It is when a fun
nel has been spotted in your area.
Now that you know some simple
terms lets look at some safety tips.
What should you do if you’re in a
car? You should stop the vehicle, get
out and find shelter in a nearby ditch
or ravine. If you don’t you could get
a birds eye view of the situation.
What should you do if you’re in a
house? You should go to either a
basement or the inner most part of
the house such as bathrooms or
hallways. If you’re in a school, place
of work, or so forth, go to places
designated for such occasions. In
high-rise buildings (such as Parker
Hall) go to the inner small room and
hallways, or in our case the
bathrooms. If in a mobile home you
need to leave right away and find
suitable shelter! In long span
buildings (such as the rest of the
dorms on campus) go to inner
bathrooms and lean against
In all cases you need to stay clear
from all glass windows and objects.
When in a most desirable place get
in a crouched position and put your
hands over your head. In all
emergencies you need to stay calm
and don’t panic!
Charles Arrington is the Resident
Director for West Hall. Charles is
originally from Ramseur, N.C. He is
recently from Guilford College,
Greensboro, N.C. This is his first
year being RD. Mr. Arrington likes
being an RD, because he gets to
work with good people. His superiors
are easy to get along with. He enjoys
the nice dormitory that he stays in.
He has met a lot of nice students. His
hobbies are motorcycling, weight lif
ting, baseball, football, fishing, and
working on his Masters Degree.
Charles enjoys the excitement aspect
of any sport. The only dislike is get
ting up late at night for somebody’s
loudness. Charles said “it makes me
feel good to see a student getting an
Marc Scott is the assistant resi
dent director for Parker Hall. Scott
is originally from Hillsborough, N.C.
This is Scott’s second semester being
assistant RD. Marc’s hobbies are lif
ting weights, cooking, and building
model ships. He likes all types of
music and his favorite sport is foot
ball. Marc says that he likes working
with students. He said that he can
relate to students since he just
graduated from college. Marc also
President’s House Renovated
By Robert Prince
A special committee from the
board of trustees asked the housing
department to make plans for the
renovation of the President’s home.
After cost to renovate and spending
money was calculated, a decision
was made to remove the front of the
old house and to build on to what
was left. The new addition will pro
vide the room and space needed for
functions that are necessary on a col
The back half of the house will be
redesigned on the inside and the
"Ask A Professional. Ask Your
Librarian,” is the Theme of National
Library Week - April 9-15.
Whitaker Library is staffed with
librarians who are trained to help
you find the answers you need.
Celebrate National Library Week by
visiting your library, asking ques
tions, and learning more about the
resources available for you.
During National Library Week
there will be drawings for prizes.
Students may come by the library
and begin registering April 3. Draw
ings will be held at noon each day
April 10 - 14.
The following prizes will be
Monday - April 10 - T-Shirt
Tuesday - April 11 - Free Meal
(The Pizza Place)
Wednesday - April 12 - Free Meal
(The China Garden)
Thursday - April 13 - Poster
Friday - April 14 - Poster
front will be designed to be a two
story colonial house. The house will
contain a large living room and din
ing room, have a study and three
bedrooms. There will be a patio on
both sides, one from the living room
and one from the dinning room.
The college hopes that as the
house gets older that it will bring
prestige and beauty to the Chowan
College campus. The house will ac
comodate the receptions for various
The house is not being contracted
out to a construction company, but
is being built by the maintainace
department of Chowan College.
They also have other workers to
come to help in the construction.
They hope to have the house built
by the time the new president ar
rives, but due to the bad weather
they are behind about a month. If
the weather permits the house
should be completed by the first or
middle of August.
enjoys Chowan in general. Scott says
that he enjoys the people he works
for. Marc says being an assistant RD
gives him experience being a resident
director and coaching.
Hope Adams is the resident direc
tor for Belk Hall. Hope is originally
from Hampton, Virginia. This is
Hope’s first semester being RD.
Adams hobbies are writing, reading,
learning about the new age move
ment, and looking at old movies.
Her favorite groups are U2 and
REM. Hope loves to watch soccer.
The likes for Hope about being RD
are that she is meeting a lot of ex
citing people and made a lot of good
friends. Hope says that she loves the
responsibility of being an RD. Hope
gives special thanks for the nice ad
ministration which she works for.
Adams likes the fact that she can
make a difference for someone. The
only dislike for Hope is that she
doesn’t like waking up in the night
for loud music. She really enjoys be
ing at Chowan and is looking to be
ing here a while longer.
Elizabeth Stark is the Resident
Director for Jenkins Hall. Elizabeth
is originally from Henderson, N.C.
This is her 3rd year being RD. Her
favorite kind of music is beach
music. Her hobbies are sailing, go
ing to the beach, and planning a
wedding. She likes to watch all
sports and play soccer. Elizabeth
likes this job, because it deals with
education and she enjoys it. Stark
enjoys Chowan College in general.
The only dislike for Elizabeth is she
can’t please everybody. Elizabeth
wishes that she had somebody her
age in school. Somebody who is will
ing to share experiences and tell
students to take advantage of their
Spring Break, at Last
By: Robert Prince
Spring Break is a time for the col
lege students to get away from the
mental and physical stress of college
life. Many of the students spend
their time working, partying and just
relaxing at home with their family
Since Spring Break falls in the
middle of the second semester; many
of the students are out of money and
many have to use their break to
regain a financial status to make it
through the rest of the semester.
Some of the lucky students get the
chance to spend their vacation in
places such as Ft. Lauderdale, West
Palm Beach, Myrtle Beach, and
other well-known vacation spots. If
they’re lucky enough to get down
south in Florida, they can enjoy the
warm spring sun and the excitement
of the many people that flock to the
Florida beaches during spring
break. Going to a beach is a tradi
tion that grows every year.
Many of the students will spend
their vacation at home with their
family and at homes of their
relatives. Since the break falls on
Easter, many of the students will
travel to far off places to spend this
wonderful celebration with their lov
Spring Break is just a perfect
break for the students. It gives them
the time to get away from school and
get all the wild times out, it gives
students time to spend with friends
and catch up on old stories and gives
students a chance to earn extra
Well, the newspaper staff would
like to wish all the students a safe
and exciting spring break!
Students Plant Dogwoods
“Take the high ground for Chowan, men, and
plant, plant those dogwoods for Ratification
Walk.” Dean of Students Clayton Lewis gives
the command to his “troops,” from left: James
Alexander (Alex) Sneed, Albert Kenneth
Carlton, III, William Michael Griffin, and An
thony Monroe Van Dyke. The walk, to be
dedicated on Nov. 21, will commemorate the
200th anniversary of the ratification of the U.S.
Constitution by North Carolina.