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Mary Morgan, Ava Newman, Mike Wilson.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 1966
Happy New Year
New Year’s resolutions seem to be flying all over the
place this year. In and out of open windows, for instance.
Here’s a few resolutions we’d like to see materialize around
here during the 1966 annum.
(1) We’d like to see UNC-C get a chancellor. Chancellor
Sharp’s resignation from the post at Ohapel Hill is going to
give some committee a good bit of trouble. Now two
chancellors must be appointed. We hope UNC-CH doesn’t
have to hang in suspension as long as we have already before
one is named for them. We symphathize with the committee
in charge of selection and trust they are working out the
problem as quicMy as possible. But it has been more than
six months now since Charlotte College became UNC-C.
Surely a chancellor could 'have been decided upon by now.
(2) A finished student union building would be very
nice. No gripes here, however. We are pleased with the
progress already made. The additional space will make for
much smoother operating by the various organizations that
function here. Also, “good fences make good neighbors.”
(3) We’d like to see some big name bands play at
someone of our dances. Winthrop College in Rock Hill, S.C.,
draws more UNC-C students for dances than does UNC-C.
(4) We’d like to see campus organizations stop using
newspaper racks for private bill board stands. When this
happens students think The Journal is backing the product
advertised, whether it is a bill going up for referendum or a
basketball game. Many times, The Journal is behind the
product. But quite often it is not.
(5) We’d like to see a winning basketball team. We had
one last year (1964-65) and we’d enjoy another. So far this
year, the team looks fairly good in the conference. But we
hear via el grapevine that things might change when fall
semester grades come out. Let’s hope not. If the boys were
to hit the books half as hard as they’ve been hitting those
backboard lately, we wouldn’t have a problem.
Many other things are wanting to be said—things like
getting dorms this year, ,otr building a gym or fieldhouse
this year, or getting a football team, complete with uni
forms, stadium, and coach. There’re a lot of things that will
just have to wait. But some things we’d like to see this year.
Once A Year
Several colleges in our
area begin their fall semes
ters early, have examinations
before Christmas holidays,
start their Spring semesters
earlier, and finish their ace-
demie year in early May. We
asked students here what
they thought of the idea and
received varied reactions
By MIKE WILSON
Journal Staff Wrltar
I think I would flunk many
courses,” says senior Bob
Schaeffer, “If I did not have
Christmas vacation to write term
Ben Horack agrees, “Christ
mas holidays give the student a
chance to prepare for his exams
and gives him the opportunity to
write pre-exam papers without
pressure from other work.”
The opinion of the majority,
however, favors final examina
tions before Christmas.
Says Shirley Conyers, “It is
deflnately a good idea for
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mental health reasons. Ending
one semester and immediately
starting another is too much
strain on the student.”
Duane Coggin recalls that this
program is now in use at
Pheiffer College. “It was found
that the students studied more
diligently before the holidays and
their grades showed an impres
Martha Caton seese several ad
vantages in having fall semester
beginning early and the end of
the second semester ending in
May. “First, Christmas holidays
could be used for what it is
intended, relaxation and fun.
Secondly, students who need to
work in the summer would have
the advantage of being able to
start earlier, and possibly to
work in another vacation.”
“I am personally in favor of
it,” agrees Dr. Joseph Slechta.
“A study by the Consolidated
University is now under way to
study the school schedules and
these things will be done
uniformly by the Consolidated
Barbara James fears that the
change would pose a problem for
transferring students. “Although
I personally like the idea, it
might be terribly hard for other
students to transfer here from
colleges whose schedules are
several weeks different from
The idea of having a “carefree
holiday” swayed many to favor
early examinations. Wilma Hap
py and Ann Hood “like the idea
of getting out early.” Says Ann,
“It is also more likely that I
would study before Christmas
than during the holidays.”-
Dorms Vote Is Rediculous,
But What About School Seal?
We note with a slight degree of dismay that the
annuals won’t be out until August again. It seems like the
other student publication that is tied down to a schedule
would be able to pick a more convenient time to give
students their yearbooks than the beginning of the next
The annual’s timing, we think, is a bit awkward. Many
of the people who have already paid for the annuals via
activity fee will not be here to receive an annual next
August. This doesn’t exactly come under our estimation of
The annual maintains a policy that students falling into
the above situation may come back to pick up their annuals
when they are published. It must be remembered, however,
that one does not “just come back” from Viet Nam to pick
up a yearbook.
Of course, the feat would be out of the question for
this year’s annual. However, in future years, we would
suggest a more suited time for publication. Spring.
Every one in a while, which is once in a while too
bften, a newspaper will print something which is not true.
Not all of the time, but certainly most of the time, the
cause is a crossed wire and not a cross reporter.
Last time was one of those times. It hurts, but we
admit it. We made a mistake. Crossed wires.
'The editorial. The Democrats, which appeared in the
Dec. 15 issue of The Journal, had a mistake in which is due
correction. The editorial read “. . . First, the club was
threatened with the word from Dean MacKay’s office that it
would be disbanned if its president did not resign and new
officers were installed . . .” The fact is Dean MacKay did
not threaten to disband the club.
And another thing. The sign reads 20 m.p.h. instead of
By HUGH J. HORSLEY
Just the other day I noticed a
ballot box which proudly an
nounced the fact that we the
students could debate the necessi
ty of dormitories.
Seriously! What we would ac
tually be debating is do we want
If a student lives fifty or more
miles from campus he would find
dormitories a necessity. It might
prevent him from attending if
there were none.
As for students that live less
than forty miles from campus
the chances are ten to one that
they would not even be allowed
to live in dormitories.
Therefore, we find ourselves
left with only those people who
live between forty and fifty miles
from campus who would even
have a choice on the matter.
There is actually no controversy
The question resolves itself to
this: If we want to become a
major institution, we must have
dormitories; if we don't want to
become a major Institution, then
we don’t need them.
I might mention that if we
dd not wish to become a major
institution then we would not
have struggled to become a
part of the university system.
On an undebatable issue we
were invited to debate, where
on a highly debatable Issue
(the Seal) we were not even
allowed to speak.
It is a great pleasure to me to
see students taking an interest in
school matters, the Seal in
particular; for the Seal is the
school. Not only does it represent
the school it may become the
rallying point of interest in the
school and of school spirit.
Therefore, its design is of great
importan'ce to every student and
faculty member on this campus.
The manner in which the Seal
was designed and the way in
which it was approved left little
chance for individual students to
voice their opinion on what it
should look like. Because the seal
was not voted on by the student
legislature, very few students had
the opportunity to state their
opionns on it.
Thus, there was very little
chance of anyone expressing
themselves on it. If we are
intended as students to have a
voice in its design, then this
was a major infraction of
representative procedure. If the
Seal had been popularly ap
proved of by the students, then
this would have only been a
It has not been approved of,
however, and thus the Seal as
well as the manner by which it
was created is being contested by
a number of students through a
It is my belief that the school
administration and legislature
should review the proceedings
which created and approved this
seal with an eye on student
opinion in order to resolve an
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