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Thursday, June 17, 1982 Chapel Hill, North Carolina
By D.F. WILSON
A fight at a Chapel Hill High School graduation
party this weekend left a 25-year-old Chapel Hill
man dead and a 17-year-old CHHS senior charged
with second degree murder. -
The incident also focused attention on the
school, where teachers say students grow up fast
because of the overshadowing influence of the
University and its thousands of students and
The influence can be both good and bad,
"The kids here are more sophisticated," Linda
Barnard, a teacher in the humanities department,
said. "They reach a higher level of activity with
drugs and alcohol at an earlier age. They're aware
of their grades and the social scene, but they seem
to have worked out some strange way to deal with
Junior Julie Wyne painted a less rosy picture.
Many students show up drunk in the morning and
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drink during lunch or activity periods, a free time
occasionally given to students, she said.
Students smoke a lot of marijuana, she said,
many sophomores and freshman go to bars
"Everyone I know that does a lot of drinking on
weekends goes to Henderson Street Bar," Wyne
Beau Young, bartender at Henderson Street
Bar, said there had been a problem with underage,
drinkers this past spring that peaked around spring
break when the bar was carding and turning away
around 20 minors a day.
"Word got around town that it was a place to
serve minors," Young said of the Bar. "We had to
French teacher Alice Battle said, "I've heard
remarks from students that attending a high school
function would be childish when they could go to
something at the University instead."
However, she said that she thinks students grow
up faster at CHHS not because of the University's
influence, but because of permissive parents.
"There are a lot of faculty children here, from
Duke as well as UNC," said Howard Fried, a guid
ance counselor at CHHS. "I think that a good edu
cation is valued highly by the families as well as
Another faculty member. Biology teacher
Diane Bost, who graduated from CHHS in 1971,
said the academic influence is felt in other ways.
"Ifs assumed that everyone here is striving for
college," she said. "There's a lot of pressure to go
to a competitive four-year school."
Vocational counselor Keith Dickson said he
agreed with Bost
"There's something that goes on here called transcript-mania.
Kids are afraid how Auto-mechanics
would look on their transcript" he said. "I've even
heard students say that they would like to take a
vocational course, but they are afraid of what
their parents and friends might think."
But Barnard said she feels that the University is
now trying to help students deal with the pressure
for academic excellence.
See CHHS on page 5
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'The Rude Boys " UNC College Bowl team, won the national title in April
. . .broadcasts of the tournament to be aired on local CBS radio stations.
College Bowl contest
scheduled for broadcast
Former UNC athletic director Bill Cobey, now a Republican candidate for
the 4th District Congressional seat, poses with UNC students Brent Barr
inger and Cindy Hamilton in front of Wilson Library last week during taping
of a television campaign spot to be aired later this month. Photo by Joe
Disarmament march page 2 Summer Sci-fi reviewed page 9
Democratic convention. . . .page 4 Baseball wrap-up. . . : page 13
E iderhosteis page 8 'Dear Senator Helms' ..... pa-e 1 4
By DAVID RANKIN, JR.
- Staff Writer
The championships are over, but people
who want to hear UNC's "Rude Boys" work
their way to the national College Bowl title
finally may listen to broadcasts of the tour
nament on local CBS radio stations until July
3. ' '
The UNC College Bowl team earned the
title by defeating Rice University 250 to 190
in the championship tournament April 17th.
College Bowl is a mind-boggling quiz
game in which teams of four players are
asked questions from a wide range of sub
jects. Speed and accuracy are important in
this high-pressure contest of academics and
The UNC team has been in the quarter
finals during the national tournament for the
last three years, but the national champion
ship has always evaded them.
"We would get in the quarter-finals or
semi-finals and choke," said Wynne Dough,
a member of Oie championship team. "We've
always had a good team but could never
pull it together. This year we just didn't take
the tourney seriously and zap we beat
The UNC team has been swamped with
media coverage on radio, television and in
"No one ever heard of us before, and we
have 'always demolished our opponents.
Now we've achieved instant fame," said
team member Ron Black. '
Dough, who is leaving the championship
team, said the UNC team has definitely been
one of the best in the country. The team has
a chance to do something no college bowl
team has ever done win the national
championship twice in a row Dough said
, Next year's team will have one of the best
College Bowl players in the country Blair
Haworth. According to Dough, "Blair is hard
to stop when he is on a roll. His answers
See BOWL on page 8