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In Search of Freedom
Last week the television news told the story of thousands of East
Germans leaving their family, friends, and possessions (except for what they
could carry) to search for freedom. In America we can only try to imagine
the conditions that would drive people to leave everything they have ever
known to start their lives over. We can only imagine living in a country
where there is no freedom.
One couple was shown walking across a field to reach their "Promised
Land" carrying only small suitcases. When they had succeeded in getting
into Hungary, they stood hugging each other and crying.
A reporter asked an older couple in a holding camp in Hungary what
made them stay there for days not knowing if they could enter Hungary, a
step closer to the freedom in West Germany. The couple looked at each
other; then the husband said, "We can't go back. Our children would turn us
I can't comprehend conditions that would drive families apart. I guess
sometimes we have to see the conditions others have to endure daily to
realize how luck we are to live in America.
Letter to the Editor
In last week’s “Herald”(September 12,1989), Monique Tambellini re
ported on the “Pops in the Park” Festival which took place on our campus.
In the article, she reported that 35,000 people attended the festival, and that
the college received a lot of exposure because of the concert.
I attended the concert and was shocked at what I saw. A large portion
of those around me were actively engaged in the consumption of alcohol on
our campus. Granted, those of whom I speak were NOT students of the
college, but were guests on Meredith grounds.
1 feel that the allowance of alcoholic consumption on our campus sends
out a mixed signal to the Raleigh community, as well as to the Meredith
community. Permitting this to take place on our campus is not in keeping
with tiie traditional values and creeds the school supposedly emulates and
upholds. If the students are not allowed to consume ^cohol on campus, in
keeping with Meredith beliefs, neither should guests on the Meredith
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