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Aletheia. volume (None) 1977-1997, October 28, 1992, Image 2

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The Aletheia Montreal-Anderson College October 28, 1992 Ozanne, Lomac, and Others Propose New Options for M-AC Rock Climbers By Matt Haney With the condemnation of the old climbing wall by Ben Fortson in 1990. Montreat-Anderson ceased to have an adequate climbing facility for its rock climb ing classes and for its avid climbers. The lack of a quality climbing wall has meant that rock climbing classes have had to travel 20 minutes away, to Camp Rock- mont, in order to learn and practice some of their skills in a safe environment. Other enthusiastic climbers have taken of the unsafe practice of climbing the rock walls of Gaither, Davis, and other buildings on campus. As firustration with the present situa tion has grown, so has student brainstorm ing. Students like Brent Ozanne and Phil Lomac have proposed the idea of placing a climbing wall in the second floor lounge of Davis Hall. Ozanne has went so far as to develop a projected budget for three differ ent variations which include ways to se cure the wall when proper supervision is not available. Lomac has said that he feels that there is enough student interest that "Students can build it (the Davis climbing wall) to reduce cost." Although the Davis plan looks good at first glance there are some other factors which must be addressed. The Resident Director of Davis Hall, Tom Hilgers, ex presses concerns about the wall affecting the use of the lounge area for the residents while classes and outside entities are utiliz ing the wall. Hilgers also raises the ques- Volleyball Team Continues to Grow Despite Losses By Eric Bush It was another tough loss at home for the Lady Cavs, this time against Milligan. After being pummeled 15-3 in the opening set, the Lady Cavs battled back coura geously to win the next game 15-8. It would not be enough though, as Milligan struggled through the next two games, win ning by scores of 15-9 and 15-8. Once again, the girls gave a strong effort, as Co-Captain Traci Haynes said, "We played with good intensity, and, as always, we played together." Although the loss dropped the team's record to 2-9, Haynes felt this may be deceiving, as she said, "Our record may make our season seem like a disappoint ment, but we have gained valuable experi ence which will make us much improved for next year." Next up for the Lady Cavs are two consecutive away games against Cov enant, which Coach Darin Chaplain fig ures to be very competitive. On the same day of the second game against Covenant, Oct. 31, the girls will play a double-header match against Tusculum, a team ranked in the top 20 that Coach Chaplain figures to be difficult. M-AC Graduate, Matt Auten, Returns to Play at McGregor Coffee House By Paul Shockley Matt Auten, Montreat graduate, and accomplished guitar player, played his soothing ballads Friday night in the McGregor Hall Coffee House. Auten played for chapel earlier in the year, and was enjoyed so much that he was asked to make a return performance. The casual atmosphere blended har moniously with the mellow plucking of guitar strings, and flickering candlelight. Auten's type of playing is a moun tain-folk ballad style of music, indicative of James Taylor and David Wilcox.Au ten's music is poetry, put to song, that seems simple on the surface, but then, suddenly, touches the heart of the listener. Students hope that this is not the last time M-AC will be lullabied by the com forting sounds of Matt Auten. The following letter was recently received by the President: Mrs. Susanne Cremer 27330 SW 166 Ave Homestead, FL 33031-2843 14 October 1992 Dear Mr. William Hurt, I am a 77 yr. old woman partially disabled by Lupus. Hurricane Andrew, with its devastation, was almost the last straw for me. 1 live alone in a large 3 bedroom, pool home which I have been keeping up in order to leave it to my son on my demise. As you can imagine my first look at the house and grounds after the hurricane almost convinced me to give up. All my 30 yr. old trees were down and I could only mourn their loss since I am not able to garden any more. Then the most wonderful thing happened! A van drove into my driveway with the angels you sent from your school. The appalling sight of my grounds didn’t daunt them one bit. Shovels, rakes, and barrels were employed most expertly and, although it will take much more work, a good start was made. It was enough to give me heart for the hard work ahead to restore my home and grounds. Please thank your special group for me and tell them if they ever head this way my home can be their head quarters for a vacation spot (with your approval of course). God bless you all Love, /s/ Mrs Susanne Cremer tion of whether the wall could be properly supervised. Fortson, head of the Recre ation Department considers the idea of a climbing wall to be very important, but also questions the use of Davis. Fortson considers the ceiling, though two stories tall, to be still too low for the Recreation Department's teaching needs. Fortson is also concerned as to whether the wall would adversely affect future renovation plans to the Davis lounge area. Although Fortson is not in support of a Davis climbing wall, he does thing that there are some other viable options which should be considered. Fortson’s dream is to replace the wall he condemned in 1990 with a beautiful stained wood structure NC Shakespeare Festival Performs "Two Gentlemen" at M-AC By Ashley B. Perry On Friday, October 30, at 8 p.m. the North Carolina Shakespeare Festival will be performing the comedy "The Two Gentlemen of Verona" at Anderson Audi torium. Free tickets are available to all Mon treat-Anderson students through the Stu dent Affairs Office on second floor Belk. Cost of these tickets were purchased with money from the Student Activities budget. "Two Gentlemen" centers around two friends, Proteus and Valentine, who be come caught up in a story of love and betrayal. According to Professor Don King, "The performance is expected to draw a crowd of about 500 or 600people." Ander son Auditorium can seat a capacity crowd of 3000. "This is only the second year that the group has performed at Montreat. We expect a bigger crowd as years go by," mentioned King. Last year, the Shakespeare Festival performed another comedy, "As You Like It." The reference to "S hakespeare Festi val" refers to the name of the group per forming, rather than the name of an actual event put on by the college. The Shakes peare Festival is a drama troupe, originally based in High Point, NC, which began performing around five years ago. King also stated, "The President is committed to developing a better atmo sphere for the social and cultural develop ment of you [the students]. You can prob ably expect more events like this in the future." Before the performance there will be a banquet in Gaither Hall beginning at 6 p.m. Tickets for the banquet are on sale for $7.50; tickets will cost $3.50 for M-AC students. Reservations must be made through the main office in Gaither Chapel by October 26. When asked if events such as the Shakespeare Festival performance could open the door for a performing arts minor/ major in the coming years, King responded, "It will be determined by the desire or needs of the student body. It's possible." TUESDAY November 3, 1992 VOTE Take an active role in deter mining who will control our nation’s government. about three times the old wall's height. The new structure would be designed to hide the unsightly oil drum that sits beside McAlister Gym and have a roof to allow for climbing in inclement weather. The drawback to Ben's dream is a cost that is in the range of $ 10,000. Other options avail able are the construction of a climbing wall on the back side of our new sports and Arts center when it is constructed. In the mean time, the students and instructors can only hope that the generos ity of Camp Rockmont continues and that none of the free climbers scaling the build ings of the college receive serious injury or are killed from an unsupervised fall from an inadequate wall. Activities Schedule Wednesday 10 am Missions Conference- Dr. J. Christy Wilson 10-3pm Make-up Pictures- Deck of Belk Center 8 pm The Freezer & Death Knocks - Belk Lounge Thursday 10 am Missions Conference- Dr. J. Christy Wilson 8 pm The Freezer & Death Knocks - Belk Lounge Friday 11 am Volleyball at Covenant/ Tusculum 2 pm Soccer at Tennessee Temple University 6pm Shakespeare Festival Dinner-Gaither Fellowship Hall 8 pm NC Shakespeare Festival Performance- "Two Gentleman of Verona"- Anderson Audito rium 9 pm Davis Hall Masquerade Ball Sunday 9:30 am InterAct 7 pm Vespers Monday 4 pm SGA Executive Meeting- Belk Center 219 6 pm SGA Legislative Meeting- Belk Center 305 9:15 pm FCA-Belk Center Lounge Tuesday ELECTION DAY 6:30 pm Volleyball vs Bluefield- Home The Aletheia Contributors Eric Bush, David Caldwell, Jennifer Gunsch, Matt Haney, Phil Parker, Mark Pardue, Ashley Perry & Paul Shockley Faculty Advisors Rich Gray & Brian Fuller The Aletheia is published weekly by the journalism students of Montreat-Anderson College in coopteration with the Office of Student Activities The Aletheia welcomes student contributions, subject to standards of length and clarity. Signed submissions may be made to the front office of Gaither Hall

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