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April 29, 1977
THE HIGH LIFE
Brown to Perform
May 14 and and 15
By Cindy Ward
Karen Brown has a hobby that
is different from most people, in
that hers may very well become
Karen is in her junior year, and
has a part-time schedule
consisting of English, fourth year
French, History, and Algebra 2.
After school most of her free time
is devoted to ballet. Even though
she spends over thirty hours a
week on her dancing, Karen has
managed to maintain honor roll
She became interested in
dancing when she was six years
old. At first she was interested in
gymnastics, but that required
taking one year of ballet. Karen
says with a smile, “1 just never
According to Karen, who now
has had nine years of ballet, there
are two ways of training ballet
dancers. The first method is the
Russian method. The second
method, Ceccetti, is the method
Karen is now studying. The
Ceccetti method is more precise
and clean-cut in practice, but can
be more freely expressed on
stage. The Russian method is
more widely used of the two.
Karen takes seven ballet
classes a week under JoAnn
Westbrook at the school of
Classical Ballet. She is also
involved in teaching two classes
of her own.
A person that is really
interested in ballet, Karen says,
should not participate in other
sports such as track and
swimming because these sports
use different sets of muscles than
ballet, and in some cases may
injure the muscles of the dancer.
Most ballet dancers have
extremely strong leg and back
Just to prove this as fact, a
small dancer in New York was
attacked one night on her way
home from rehearsals. In her
struggle to escape, she kicked out
at her captor and came into
contact with his neck. She broke
his neck and barely escaped being
charged with murder.
Already the ballet company,
officially known as the Carolina
Ballet Theater, is preparing for
the major spring performance in
To help pay for some of the
costumes to be used in this
performance, Karen and Anne
DeLapp. a student at UNCG.
earned one hundred dollars by
taking first place in the Teen-Age
Talent Show in the dance
In preparation for the perfor
mance, the company has four
rehearsals a week. This number is
stepped up to six as the
performance date draws nearer.
Karen will have a major part in
three of the dances to be
performed. She is in the process
of choreographing two other
dances, one called Reverie, and
the other Voices of Spring.
The performance is scheduled
for May 14 and 15, which is
Saturday night and Sunday
afternoon at Dana Auditorium.
Capricorn (December 21-Jan
uary 19) The Goat climbs one
cautious step at a time. Cope this
way with your problems.
Aquarius (January 20-February
18) You humanitarian Water
Carriers have been neglecting
yourselves. Isn’t it time for that
Pisces (February 19-March 20)
No money for vacation? Consider
the inexpensive family vacations
offered by many colleges.
Aries (March 21-April 20) The
stirring you feel is love. Act on it
instead of dreaming. Go out and
Taurus (April 21-May 20) That
famous Taurean patience is fine,
but carried to extremes, it’s
sometimes called stubbomess.
Gemini (May 21-June 20) If
you’ve shut yourself in all winter,
think of things to do outdoors ....
sports, gardening, whatever,
then do it.
Cancer' (June 21-July 21)
Spring has a great effect’ on
friendships as well as love.
Cherish old ones, cultivate new
Leo (July 22-August 21)
Self-confidence is one thing.
Self-importance is something
else, which your friends do
Virgo (August 22-September
21) Don’t fight the irritability of a
loved one. It could be a plea for
Libra (September 22-October
22) Spend May counting your
blessings; The love of your
family, the loyalty of your friends.
Scorpio (October 23-November
21) Let your friends fight things
out. Get involved, and they could
turn on you.
Sagittauris (November 22-De-
cember 20) If you haven’t gotten
in shape in time for the spring,
then do it for the summer. Try
jogging, that a way to glow!
Latent Life of Lenin
Cited For Sins
by Ray Bently
Each month McDonalds res
taurant chain awards $100.00
scholarships to two city high
school seniors. The recipients
participate in Student Govern
ment, various clubs, athletics,
and other related organizations.
Undoubtedly, many of these
students justly deserve commen
dations for all their accomplish
ments. Yet. one particular
instance comes to mind whenever
someone mentions the McDonald
1 once observed two Youth of
the Month riding on the roof of a
motor vehicle, as the auto played
"Great Britain" and sped down
the left side of the road. The two
scholars appeared to be having a
good time as they flashed obscene
gestures, and shouted equally
obscene phrases. As 1 observed
this incident 1 wondered how Mr.
Glenn, the parent’s of the youths,
and Ronald McDonald could
possibly believe their eyes had
they witnessed this event.
Their display of academic
quality started me wondering how
:he Youths of the Month are
:hosen. At first 1 considered
Eeny, Meeny, Miney, Moe, but 1
dismissed this idea. My mind
aecame occupied with other
ihoughts. I thought of a friend of
mine whose parents occupational
income is close to the poverty
level. 1 thought of how this
person worked a 40 hour week
during the summer, and a 20 hour
week during the school year. 1
thought of how my friend
managed to make the honor roll
with a 3.5 average. 1 also thought
of how my friend’s father sold his
truck, which was vitally important
to his job, because there were
hospital debts to pay. Then 1
thought of the rising cost of a
college education, and of inflation
in general, and I wondered what
would become of this friend of
By David W. Bulla
Lenin In Zurich. By Aleksandr
Solzhenitsyn. Translated by H.T.
Willetts. Farrar, Straus and
Giroux. 309 pages.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn is
perhaps the most important
individual alive today; whereas
Vladimir lllich Ulaynov, Lenin,
had more to do with the present
state of the world than any other
human. Thus a man who is trying
to make an accurate description of
the founding of the communistic
Soviet state must include its
progneitor, and the author’s
message must impress the mind
of those who know little of this
founding father—and it does.
The most important funda
mental statement in this book is
thatlLenin was an (opportunist—
men (of history ,seem\jo!havel that
characteristic—i.e., that it was a
simple matter of fortuity that he
went into Petersburg to organize
the new socialist republic rather
than the foremost doctrine of
inevitable capitalistic decadence
and communist advent. He was
the heir of circumstance, W.W.I.,
and he was very lucky to infiltrate
the Mensheviks and the Provi
sional Government in time.
1 think the most extraordinary
thing about his book is that it
shows Lenin as he has never
before been portrayed, and the
significance of depicting the life
of Lenin is self-evident, for he is
the symbol of a whole nation—
something which most Americans
cannot and do not want to
understand. We all know much
now Nikolia Lenin abhorred
capitalism, but his aversion of
capital is almost unbelievable, for
though he may have hated it, he
needed it. However, the greatest
idiosyncrasy of Lenin was his
pedantry; 1 think that Lenin
wanted perfection, socialistic
perfection, in life, no more and no
less. Among the more obvious
characteristics were his paranoia
of mistakes and his grasp of the
proper deportment. I think there
arc two historical characteristics
that one most realize of him. One
is that he recognized Trotsky’s
requisite qualities for success,
namely Trotsky’s brains, and his
engrossment for Inessa Armand.
Solzhenitsyn is incesstantly
hinting of Vladimir Illich’s wish
that Trotsky was “here,” Zurich.
Inessa Teodorovna Armand was
his lifelong intimate. Onejother
other problem that Lenin faced
was the contemptible Alexander
Lazarevich Parvus, the man who
conspired and delineated the
October Revolution, for it was this
despicable human who provoked
and yet, ironically, provided the
pact with the Germans that
allowed the Thirty to go to St.
Petersburg. And from there the
wait, till late October 1917, and
the subsequent insurrection
which effected the institution of
This book is several chapters
from the series dealing with the
history of the Revolution. The
three chapters come from Knot 1,
Knot II, and Knot III; each book is
devoted to a year leading up to
the revolution. This book was
printed seperately to show the
significance of the veiled leader of
the Revolution. And in the end,
only one statement can be made;
i.e. that Lenin will either be the
saint that saved the world from
capitalism or that he was the
lowest of human creatures whose
attempt to muddle the affairs of
the world has made him the most
To Bashar: Aloving wink and
smile for every day. C.E.
M.M. How’s Snoopy? B.B.
Hey Chaka, remember Uga and
P.G. Still wet behind the “ears"?
R.B. What’s for breakfast’’
Firechief: We have an emergen
cy! Medical Doctor
Carrie (Dear Frank): You ate the
■ 0! Your friend me.
Big “M" Her name is Martyc.
Sandy, how much alphalpa did
you get at the beach with Hervey?
B. R. Is your' sleeping bag getting
colder? L.P. alias 98.6 and rising
N.G. What a little tush.
Mr. McKinney: Farrah Fawcet is
C. L. How’s the studio business?
Mr. P. Where’s Leo?
Baker: Got any spare “bunnies”?
What’s 3 Carrots! But why 3?
Because a tomato is not a
Squash doesn’t count, it’s not
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