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GOING.. .GOING. . .GONE!
"The bidding will start at one
dollar I" The cry will be heard on
Feburary 9th from the lips of Mark
Robinson in Convocation. Get ready
because we are having a Slave AuctionI
Empty out your bank accounts. Write
home and have them send money. Hit up
your roommate for a loan, Collect that
money all your friends " borrowed".
You'll need all the money you can get!
The Student Activities will be
treating us to a Slave Auction using the
Student Leaders (R.A.'s, Presidents of
Clubs, Honor Council, SGA, SCA, etc.).
The bidding will start on each person at
one dollar and go as high as possible.
Each bidder must have the money
present at Co.nv'j-.^itlon on the 9th jnd
the money will be taken by Jackie
Beaver, Secretary-Treasurer of the
SGA. All the money will go to Asheville
Buncombe County Christian Ministries
and the St. Lawrence Shelter for
All Student Leaders that are bought
will be slaves on Wednesday, February
10th. Sorry! These slaves cannot miss
classes and they cannot be verbally or
physically abused. But, they will be
faithful slaves from 9 to 5.
Be thinking of who you want to be
your slave. Save up that money. Be
sure to be there on February 9th. Bring
the money or your potential slave will
Murder In the Cathedral:
Our Thespians Do It Again
M-AC is preparing for another great
performance, This time it's "Murder in
the Cathedral" by T.S. Eliot. The play is
based or) the story of the martyrdom of
Thomas A Beckett. Melissa Allison,
publicity manager, stated "Drama is the
way to transport the mind to the realm
of the past, present, and future. We
hope to create this illusion and bring
you along with us,"
Ms, Martha McDonald is directing the
production with the lead being played
by Sammy Dukes. There are still small
roles and odd jobs open for anyone
interested. The play will be presented
on February 21st and there will be no
admission charge. The play promises to
be a good one, so support M-AC and
"transport your mind."
In the previous two Presidential
debates. Carter and Mondale both knew
the important Issues, but Reagan gave
them very little opportunity to debate
them. Rather, it became an election
whose foundations were based more on
publicity and eloquent speeches than on
the important matters at hand. This
was, of course, the type of election
that Reagan wanted and in both cases,
he got just what he needed to win.
To- visualize this political
philosophy, just read the paper or
watch the news. The two front running
candidates have already been given
their labels. Bush is a wimp and Hart is
a womanizing Spuds-Mackenzle in a
business suit. While their characters
are important factors, since when is it
the only consideration? In my opinion,
both men, while they are highly
qualified, may have IrouLle winning
their nominations for the simple fact
that neither of them looks or speaks
very well in front of the camera. Why
should that matter so much when
Reagan can't even do a press conference
without reading 5X7 cards? If he is
asked a question and does not have the
answer right in front of him, he
weasels his way around the answer.
Either that, or one of his henchmen
steps forward and wards off the
question for him,
To me, that's not the type of
person this country needs for President.
His foreign policy is nonexistent. I
think attempting to assasinate Kadafhi
is a good example of the type of policy
Reagan employs: short term solutions
for long term problems.
People often say that President
Reagan has stabilized this country. To
me, he has done more damage over the
past seven years than any President I've
studied, except of course for Nixon. We
don't need another personality like
Reagan running this country in the
future; we need someone who has an
attention span longer than a rock, and a
person who Is a strong leader. Reagan
has none of those attributes. Maybe at .
one time he did, but not while he was in
the office of President. Reagan has
developed into a lame-duck President
who relies on his cabinet to run this
country. Without Howard Baker or
George Shultz to cover his tracks, he
would undoubtly unravel, and the
country would follow very close behind,
in the upcoming election the voting
public should strive to overcome this
idiotic paradox called "Reganizatlon".
For, if we don't, we will be burdened
with another "Reaganlte" who could
assuredly damage the strength of this
nation for years to come.