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PAGE 2, THE COUGAR CRY. MAY 28, 1968
A statement was heard in one of the faculty rooms that went
something like this: I think the students should learn how to
dress formally for a change.
The SGA had an idea that the student body needed a formal
dance and when they heard that the teachers were in favor of it,
the SGA began thinking seriously about such a dance.
The formal dance would be paid for out of the student activ
ity fee that is left, which is around a thousand dollars, roughly.
A big name group would be hired to play, the girls would wear
formals and the boys would wear tucks, and the faculty would be
asked to attend.
The formal dance is a good idea, however, a dance of this
type must be assured a good attendance before it should be con
sidered a worth while affair. The student body should let the
SGA know within the week whether or not it is favorable to the
students. After all it is every student’s money which will help
pay for the dance. There is nothing to prevent the student body
from suggesting another sort of activity.
WCC-A Gold Mind
This school year at WCC will
end with its first graduating
class. It will have had its first
year book, student center, news
paper, basketball team, cheer-
leading squad, and a theatre.
Someone made the statement
that “This school was nothing
when we came here. . .* To
this person’s surprise our school
was something when we started
and we made it grow and develop
according to our needs.
Our school is like a gold mine.
When a person takes the first
glance at a possible site for a
mine, there is little evidence
that gold could be found there.
We knew WCC was a college
but there was no shine or glim
mer surrounding it when we
came. If the miner has faith in
the land and in his talents and
judgments about the digging and
locating of the gold, then his
hope or dream will be fulfilled.
Even if there is just a little
gold, he will have gained all
the experience from his adven
ture and he can apply his
experience when he runs into
this type of situation agian. We
knew that WCC had a competent
faculty and administration and
this was our faith in the school.
Most of us had faith in what we
wanted out of our school and we
pushed our way; most of the time
making our own way to get the
faculty and administration to see
what we wanted and they co
operated after they saw we were
willing to work for it ourselves.
WCC is our gold mine even
though the vein was not rich or
long enduring, but the experience
we got from pushing our way to
get what we wanted is really
what will stay with us to re
member and use as long as we
Just because we have this
experience, we shouldn't go out
into the world thinking we can
lick anything with the same
amount of effort it took for WCC,
THE VOICE OF WILKES COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Wilkesboro, North Carolina
Editor Becky Landreth
Assistant Editor Elizabeth Parks
News Editor Debby Lomax
Feature Editor Shirley Steelman
Sports Editor Charles Broyhill
Circulation & Business Manager Jimmy Harris
Columnist Nancy Icenhour
Staff Sue Sebastian, Thornton Long, Mar
tha Johnson, Jenny Eller, Hal Dean Byrd, Linda Wat
son, Mary Jane Call, Volree Richardson, Carol Caudill
Advisor D. S. Mayes
Who Needs Final Exams?
Are final exams necessary?
How this question is answered,
no doubt, depends upon the in
If a person has goofed during
a quarter, hasn’t studied, or
hasn’t kept up with his work,
final exams can be both helpful
and possibly harmful to him.
It is possible that if this person’s
grades weren’t too bad then he
could study hard for his final
and possibly pass for the quarter.
This way the final could definitely
be a help to him. But, if his
grades are low down on the
totem pole, then he might as
well dig himself a hole and jump
in it because nine times out of
ten he won’t be able to make
high enough on the final to pass
for the quarter. However, if he’s
lucky he might be able to pass
if he crams hard enough before
the exam. If a person’s grades
are just barely passing and pro
vided he studies hard for the
final, then he could considerably
improve his final grade. If he
doesn’t study, then more than
likely he will fail for the quarter.
In these cases the final can be
both harmful and helpful.
What does the final exam mean
to those who have worked hard
because everything we do from
now on will take more skill, tact,
more perseverance, more
knowledge and more experience.
The experience we have gained
from WCC and our contacts with
other people is very basic and on
which we will have to add if
we are to reach our goal or
during the quarter? For these
people final exams are a pain
in the neck. If a student’s grades
have proven that he can do the
work during the quarter, then
what is the use of a final? This
just gives the teacher an extra
amount of work when there is
really no need of it.
A student should have a goal
to work toward during a quarter.
If a student works hard and does
his best to make good grades
then he should not be made to
stand the trials and tribulations
of a final exam. This should be
the goal that is set up for a
student to work toward.
Science Class Goes
To Spruce Pine
Mrs. Moore’s Physical Science
class went to Spruce Pine, N.C.
on a rock hunt Saturday, May 25.
They started at 7 a.m. and ar
rived back in Wilkesboro that
night. On the way to Spruce Pine,
the class stopped at Linville
Caverns. In Spruce Pine one of
the local rock hounds took the
class on a tour of Spruce Pines
mica and feldspar mines.
The self-made storekeeper had
little time for formal education.
When a young man applied for
work at his store, he said, “Yes,
I’ll give you a job. Sweep up the
“But I’m a college graduate,”
protested the young man.
“OK, I’ll show you how,* the