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THE STUDENT NEWSPAPER OF WAYNE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
October 31. 2007
Wayne Community College, Goldsboro, N.C.
Photo by ANGELA SHEARD
The WCC softball team is pictured during one of its
Sports in swing at WCC
By MATTHEW ANDERSON
The crack of a bat and the
roar of the fans, sounds once
foreign to the campus of Wayne
Community College, may not
be for much longer. While it
may not seem like it, the sports
program has always been a
fixture at WCC. The reason
some students may not know it
exists is because it is operated
on an in-demand basis. Student
Activities Coordinator James
Bynum would like students to
know that, no matter what sport
they are interested in, if there
is enough support from fellow
students, WCC will take the
necessary steps to offer the sport
A few of the sports currently
See Sports, page 5.
Photo by ANGELA SHEARD
Josiah Wright prepares to
try for a home run.
Inside your Campus Voice
Dr. Kay Albertson ... 3
Entertainment poll... 7
Thomas Wolfe play... 8
in the news ... 4, 5
Brent Hood... 9
Bible study at WCC ... 6
Hope monument... 6
Student honors ... 13-15
Mexican citizens walk down a typical street in the Irapuato community.
Lessons learned on Mexican soil
Instructors see effect of poverty on a neighboring country
By CASEY SUTTON
They describe themselves
as one in the same. They both
shamelessly demand their coffee
first thing in the morning, and
share the same taste in clothes.
But one thing they probably
did not expect to share was the
tremendous impact of their 10
day journey through the heart
of Mexico that would impress
equally on the two global-minded
women, Wayne Community
College Instructor Tracey Ivey,
and Wayne Community College
Elementary school students raise their hands when asked
if they have family working in the United States.
ESL Director Karen Burnette. for their involvement with
This past June the two ladies. Global Education and the
chosen by WCC administration See Lessons Oil 13
College loses beloved English teacher
By ASHLEY POOLE
“If you’re going to be anything
in this world, be yourself”
That’s the message Gary
Faircloth brought to his closest
friends, and even the people he
knew the least.
He wasn’t anything like the
other instructors I had met
on my first day of college.
Gary, who liked being called
by his first name, walked into
our classroom with his newly
discovered Russian Siberian
Onyx polish which he had
applied to his fingernails,
platinum blonde hair that he
had gelled and spiked to his
preference, and black jewelry
that was scattered over his arms.
His shirt was red and pinstriped,
matching the Marilyn Monroe
tie that graced his neck.
Though he was in his mid-
50s, he looked no older than
40, and his smile was more
genuine than any I had seen all
day. Immediately, I was relieved
that Gary was going, to be my
English instructor for the next
four months. I liked that he
was so incredibly happy to be
teaching and to simply be there
at all. For Gary, teaching wasn’t
just his job.
During that week, our English
111 class was taught passionately
by the most unprejudiced, fair-
minded and good-humored
person I had ever met.
See Gary, page 2.