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March 17, 1953
Published monthly throughout the school year by the students
of CHARLOTTE COLLEGP], Charlotte, North Carolina.
Associate p’ditor .
Faculty Advisor ..
Miss Mary Denny
COURT SYSTEM ADVISABLE?
We think that Charlotte College has a serious need for
some sort of court system within the student government.
There is need for such a court to interpret the constitution
of the student government. There is further need for it in
enforcinjj the honor system which we have at C. C.
As the honor system stands at |)resent, it is not at all
likely that any student gi'ilty of violation of the honor system
would have any action taken against him, as students are
reluctant to report such violations directly to Miss Cone or to
their instructor. We think that a court system could provide
an excellent means of channeling violations of the honor sys
tem to the proper authorities.
We think that an ideal system would consist of only one
court, parallel and of equal importance to the student govern
ment itself. This court should have the power to nullify actions
taken by the student government which it considers uncon
The court should act as a reviewing agency in cases of
violation of the honor system, and should recommend cor
rective action to the administrative head of the school.
W'e think that the court should consist of three .iudges,
one of which is a faculty member (preferably the advisor to
the student government), the remaining two, students, all
api)ointed by the student government.
Under this court there should be one prosecutor, to whom
violations of the honor system should be reported. There should
be one a])pointed defense counselor, and any student charged
with violation of the system should have the right to as many
defense counselors as he chooses.
We recommend that the student government give this its
LACK OF STUDENT COOPERATION
“United we stand; divided we fall.” This is a well-known
quotation, and a true one. Whether it be a family, school, state
or nation, it is true. A group divided against itself cannot
succeed. If we here at C. C. are to attain high standards, then
we all must work together for the good of our school.
We have student cooperation from only about 10'r of
the student body. Look what happens when the Social Com
mittee plans a party. They ask for suggestions as to what type
of party the people want, but no one submits suggestions, so
the committee plans a party that thy think everyone will
en.joy. They slave for a week or two making arrangements;
they ask for the number of people who plan to attend; the
party has to be cancelled because of an inadequate number of
people who say they will come.
Look what happens when the annual staff tries to print
an annual. They can hardly get a hundred people to go down
town to have their picture made; then can hardly get enough
subscribers to make jirinting an annual worthwhile. The stu
dent body fails to coooperate.
Look at the support our basketball team got all season.
It wasn’t easy for them to practice hard every night after
working all day and sitting in class for three or four hours.
They didn’t have to give up their week-ends to go out of tow’n
to play other schools. They did it so that our own Charlotte
College might go a step further in being like other Jr. colleges
all over the state. How many spectators did they have at their
home games, which were played at Piedmont Jr. High School,
only a few blocks from Central High School? You guessed it—
they did good if they got half a dozen friends out to see them.
We’ve got to have better student cooperation! This is
an appeal to each of you, fellow students, to do your part.
Let’s make it 100'/> in everything we do.
QUARTER VERSUS SEMESTER SYSTEM
With the recent announcement from U. N. C. that they
will go on the quarter system next fall it is very likely that
C. C. will consider the same step. We would like to get in the
tirst word on this matter, and express to the administrative
heads of C. C. our beliefs and our desires.
We believe that the quarter system is ideal in C. C. First,
we believe that a student more readily acquires the text of
his studies when he takes it in short doses. Secondly, instiga
tion of Saturday classes would adversely affect a student’s
ability to continue in C. C., as Saturday is the day in which
most of the students catch up on their responsibilities outside
the school. Third, the matter of financing our education at
C. C. lies wholly or in part with the students themselves. There
are many students who are on an installment basis, and the
finances for a semester would loom much larger in the students’
minds than the finances for a quarter.
Last, there is the matter of the students who cannot
maintain an average sufficiently high to keep them out of the
armed forces. With the quarter system one can manipulate
the arm of fate enough to complete a quarter, whereas, in the
case of the semester system, manipulation of this huge arm of
fate would be most difficult, for the Local Board #61 is hard
to stall for more than three months.
The students and faculty of
Charlotte College extend their
deepest sympathies to Van Sis-
tare, whose father died recently.
SPRING QUARTER BEGINS
ON MARCH 23RD
The announced date for the
opening of the Spring Quarter
is March 23rd. Classes will be
gin at 4:00 P. M. sharp.
Rho Gamma Alpha
The regular meeting of Rho
Gamma Alpha was held on Febru
ary 9th. At this meeting the con
stitution was amended in regard
to the dues per quarter.
The sorority hopes to have ac
complished something in the re
modeling of the Student Union
Building before spring. Anyone
having donations of ideas, time,
furniture, or money should see one
of the members of Rho Gamma
Martha Stogner, Pres.
Arthur Farley To
Vacate SC Presidency
At the close of the winter quar
ter this month, Arthur Farley,
present president of the Student
Government, will vacate that post.
He is completing his studies at
Charlotte College at that time.
Succeeding him will be the pres
ent Vice-President, Charles Vess.
Mr. Farley has had a highly suc
cessful government. The faculty
and student body extend to him
their hand of thanks and they wish
him continued success.
To Mr. Vess they extend a hand
of welcome. In his past capacity as
Vice-President he has acquired a
thoiough knowledge of the func
tions of the Student Government
at Charlotte College.
Description of the results of a
neck-tie party: “The first evidence
of aroused morality swung idly in
the soft Spring breeze.” (The Sun