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"Is There Life
After the "Quiz?"
For the first time since I've been at M-AC, there
exists an influential power/being on this campus that
has lost all control. He is the “QUIZ." Now, I'm in no
position to point out just who carried this plague on to
this campus, but I'm sure most of us have a good idea.
Is there any cure? Why, of course there is. We the
student body need to band together as a whole and fight
this wretched creature. We can't succumb to it's evil
influence like some professors on this campus have.
We must destroy It. My course of action is this; we
must fight to win over those professors who have not
yet surrendered to the powers of the “QUIZ," and rally
them around our cause.
I would rather sit through hours of romper room style
convocation/chapel sing alongs, or stick needles into
my eyes, than give in to this mindless force.
The "QUIZ" is an evil that has existed for "billions and
billions" of years. It is highly unfortunate that it has
chosen M-AC to rear it's nasty head recently. It's just
not a fair and accurate reflection of a person's
knowledge, and if you happen to have a million other
things to do one night (like the liberal arts major do)
and you miss an assignment, you lose four or five
I have counseled many of my poor friends and fellow
classmates (who constantly lose 15-20 points a week)
on this serious injustice. How long must we suffer this
terrible punishment? I say unto the followers of the
"QUIZ," “Let My People 6o."
I'm excited that Montreat is aiming higher by
introducing and carrying through with the new four
year degree programs. However, there are aspects of
the program which really concern me and almost turn
me off. One of these aspects is the fact that all of the
classes are being taught by the same professors.
Please don't get me wrong, I love to hear Dr. Parks,
and I admire the knowledge of Dr, Newton, etc. .. . but
they don't know everything and I truly feel that we
are pushing them too far. I also admire all of their
velw points on life and upon that which they teach,
however it would be nice to experience other types of
view points centered around a Christ-centered
philosophy. To be quite honest, it gets boring hearing
the same professors over and over again, and it seems
that you hear the exact same thing although it is a
different class and different subject material. It is
time for a change in either teaching methods and/or a
time for a change in the teaching staff. I believe that
these teachers of ours are being pulled and are
accepting more than they can handle. Please show me
if I am wrong, Most of them are great men and women
Our Cruddy College Classrooms
As I sit in Ancient culture this morning, being greatly
enlightened by Dr. Newton on Origen's De Princiois. my
mind wanders making it hard to concentrate on the
exciting subject at hand. I think the cause of my
non-productiveness may be the gross and drab setting
that Dr. Newton and all of us have been placed in. Now
this particular classroom is room 4 where I feel I've
spent 90S of my higher academic life.
I'm surrounded by the ugliest, unfocused,
multi-colored carpet that IVe ever seen, which would
probably be all-seasonable if all seasons were the dead
of fall. We have a lovely array of pipes, the paint from
which is kept on the floor or just anywhere except
directly on the pipes. The walls are bare and
screaming for attention. There Is a lovely painting In
the room of the infamous wine and fruit bowl scene,
however, it Is positioned In a peculiar way (sitting on
its side, on the floor, in the corner of the room). The
drapes aren't that bad. As a matter of fact, we used to
have some just like it in our own home-oh-back in
Now room 4 is a palace compared to some of the other
rooms in Gaither. Room 27, where I diligently study
19th Century American Literature, three times a
week, is probably the worst. The carpet has what
some may call worn out holes. I heard one Professor
remark that the carpet in 27 has been there the 13
years he has been here. Who knows how far back its
history dates. This room is also known as the cave, or
the hole in the sky because of it's palicular low slant on
the sides of the ceilings. We won't even go into the
wall decorations up there.
We are honored to have in room 3 the original copy of
the constitution hanging over the door. Also, in room
27, we have a large, permanent dot to dot game as a
blackboard. Scientific studies have proven that
environment effects learning. It makes sense. I feel
much more alert, awake, comfortable, and productive
in the Belk Center classrooms than I do in the dim,
drab, and unattractive environment of Gaither.
The story is quite different In President Vaughn's
office which is like a small museum. I know a tidy
little sum had to be put Into that project. I guess looks
are everything and the “important people" will see his
office and not our classrooms.
Well it's time the administration realizes and reacts
to the fact that we the students are the Important
people, it's time they quit whisking the Board of
Trustees off Into the Belk where It's pleasant and
comfortable, and bring the rest of our campus buildings
and rooms up to par.
Sometimes I feel like we're getting less than what
were paying for here at M-AC, I would like to see that
change but its not going to, as long as we are a passive
student body. Let the administration know what you
think on this issue. You can speak to them personally,
write them a letter, or respond to this editorial in the
next issue of the Aletheia with a letter to the editor.
of God, but when you “bite off more than you can
chew, or teach in this situation, you can either hurt
yourself or those who are depending upon you. Perhaps
a proper, consistent, diligent evaluation of our teaching
staff, their teaching material, and their teaching
methods would at least help to improve things.
Whoever is responsible for this action should carry
this out in the above mentioned way, Immediately.
As a Junior, I voice my opinion from the heart. 1
am deeply concerned about this situation, I consider
this constructive criticism and I hope that something
will be done about It. I suppose only time will tell—
hopefully. 1 know things tend to be put on the back
burner but this issue cannot afford to be pul on the
back burner—our students future's are at stake.
The editor wishes to
invite any opinions,
comments, or constructive
criticism from the student
body. The Aletheia Is
all letters to the editors
or other submissions in
the newspaper box in the
front office of Gaither,
THHIIKS YOD GDYSI
DR. RICH GRAY
A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO
DAVID GEIGER FOR ALL HIS