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6The Daily Tar HeelThursday, October
Black Greek Council members coriip
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tepping out takes on a new
.meaning when the Black
'Greek Council decides to put
9n a stepshow.
( A few weeks ago, the council held
ifs annual All Greek Stepshow, with
Seven black Greek organizations car
iying on the step tradition, which
represents fraternity loyalty and
entertains those who view the per
formance as well.
t "Stepping is a good way of getting
together and having a good time,"
says Phillip Graham, a member of
Omega Psi Phi fraternity. "It's
something to give to the public."
All of the seven member organiza
tions of the Black Greek Council
for employment service
By CHARLA PRICE
In an effort to aid students
looking for part-time jobs, Stu
dent Government is trying to
reorganize the Student Part-Time
Employment Service (SPTES),
according to Erika Birg, co
chairman of the Student Job
Since the SPTES student direc
tor resigned recently, the program
is in danger of being dissolved. To
keep that from happening, the
committee is recruiting student
If the number of applications
for the director and staff positions
is low, Birg said she and co
chairman Steve Tepper will
recommend that the program be
SPTES acts as a bridge between
employers and students searching
Guinea Pis Chow
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107 E. Franklin St.
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participate in the stepshow in the
fall. The proceeds from this event go
to the United Negro College Fund.
In addition, each organization has
its own stepshow in the spring,
which is open to the general public.
"Stepping in the spring is a lot dif
ferent," says Zeta Phi Beta member
Carla Marlin. "The shows are much
longer, lasting about one and a half
to two hours. Also, the shows in the
spring are a lot more competitive
between the sororities."
"We step at our semiformal ball,
and there's a district stepshow
between the different chapters of
Omega Psi Phi," Graham says.
"We also step in the summer for
Project Uplift," says Kappa Alpha
for part-time jobs. The service is
free to both employers and stu
dents, Birg said.
"SPTES offers a valuable ser
vice in that it allows employers a
place to list jobs and gives students
one place to look for a job without
all of the legwork," she said.
Many of the jobs listed with
SPTES are campus or local jobs
geared to students, Birg said.
So far, Birg said she has received
only three applications, but she
hopes student interest will increase
so SPTES can continue operating.
"I would like to see SPTES
continued," said Birg. "It is a good
program for those students look
ing for job."
Anyone interested in SPTES
should contact Birg or Tepper in
the Student Government office in
the Student Union before Nov. 3.
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Psi member Cleveland Lewis. "Most
of the fraternities do this."
Stepshows originated at the start
of the century, with the formation of
the fraternities. They were primarily
a form of entertainment. The shows
have remained a strong tradition in
most organizations. Each chapter
decides if they want to step or not,
but most decide they want to.
"It was a way to display them
selves," says Lewis. "When you step,
you tell the world, 4hey, look at us.'
A lot of work and rehearsal goes
into preparing a stepshow. Most
organizations start practicing a cou
ple of months before the big step-;
shows in the spring.
"Preparing for a stepshow is time-
McDonald's undergoes Feimosiitioini
From staff reports
"Big Mac, Filet O' Fish, Quarter
Pounder, french fries . . ." Students
craving these fast-food delights will
have to wait a few more weeks.
McDonald's on Franklin Street
will reopen on Nov. 9 after under
going extensive renovations, said
Mary Kay Eschbach, regional mar
Franklin Street Taco Bell
plans to open next week
From staff reports
Contrary to what the cynics say,
Taco Bell will open in Chapel Hill
before the year 2000.
Paul Driscoll, district manager for
Taco Bell, said the company's new
Franklin Street store should open
Construction crews are cleaning up
the restaurant, and operations per
sonnel are beginning to set up the
equipment for food preparation,
Students and residents alike have
anticipated the addition of inexpen
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Thursday, October 29th
Information will be available for students
wishing to consider an undergraduate
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consuming," says Marlin. There V
so much practicing, and you do it
over months. I really enjoy it when I
have the time."
Each of the longer stepshows has
two halves. The first half is designed
to show skill and precision. After an
intermission, the second half focuses
on "cracking," in which the organi
zations get a bit more competitive.
"Cracking is done to amuse the
audience, and it's all in fun," says
Marlin. "And sororities don't deal
with fraternities, or fraternities with
sororities." i '
Each of the organizations has
their own distinct style of stepping
and reputation. The creation of the
dances usually involves some tradi
tional steps, steps obtained from
keting manager for McDonald's.
The 14-year-old store is being
remodeled under the fast-food chain's
Operation Pride program, which
continuously upgrades and improves
the older stores, Eschbach said.
All inside areas of the store will
The kitchen will be upgraded with
sive, fast Mexican food to Chapel
Hill's repertoire of culinary delights
since the restaurant chain announced
late last year , that it would open a
"We know a lot of the students are
interested," Driscoll said. "We want
to get the word out to other people
in town." :
The Chapel Hill store will seat
more than 100 people, the largest
seating capacity of any Taco Bell in
the Southeast, and will have 2,400
square feet of operating space.
Automatic pneumatic raising & lowering.
Smooth rolling casters for mobility.
Fabric upholstered seat & back.
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Sun. 1 pm-5 pm
te to the beat
chaptejat other schools and new
steps. lere is one member in
chargetf coordinating the show.
"Werade steps with other
school? says Graham. "And the
stepmier, who is usually the per
son w! steps the best, sometimes
adds vriations to steps we already
Main said, "In Zeta Phi Beta we
let eveone contribute a bit, but
there'bne girl who's in charge."
Thfe are a lot of groups which
use cafcs for one or two steps,"
Lewiskys. "But the Kappas use
prima jy canes. It's tradition."
Mufc is often used as the group
steppig comes out, but after that
the m$ibers usually chant the
phrastlthey step to. These chants
the latst state-of-the-art equipment,
;while'ie dining room will receive a
new cling, new floor tile, and new
wall ail seating finishes, she said.
Thejrestaurant will have a new
ventildon system, Eschbach added.
Theremodeling plans also include
lie DTH Campus Calendar
appars daily. Announcements
mut be placed in the box outside
The Daily Tar Heel office, 104
Unih, by noon one day before
wejtend announcements by
nod Wednesday. The DTH will
pri announcements from
Delta Zeta Sorority will
hold interviews in 210,
213, and 224 Union
until 5 p.m.
Study Abroad Office
will have Amos Booth,
from the Institute for
until 11 a.m. to talk
about study opportuni
ties in Aix-en-Provence,
Toulons, and Avignon,
American Red Cross
Bloodmobile will be in
Great Hall in the Union
until 3:30 p.m.
Study Abroad Office
will have Dr. Harry
. Rajak, from King's Col
lege, in the basement of
Caldwell Hall until 1
p.m. to talk about study
Association will meet in
the film auditorium of
the Union. This week's
speaker will be Prof. Art
Goldsmith, who will
discuss the job interview
Career Planning and
Placement Services will
sponsor a video presen
tation by "Business
.Week Careers" in 210
Women's Forum will
discuss women and
AIDS at Gretchen
Knight's house. Those
needing rides should
meet at the Campus Y
at this time.
GAIA will sponsor a
$25 or 25 OFF
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are established by creating a beat
and then putting words to it. Some
steps don't involve any chants.'
"The guys step a little differently
because they are more physical, and
do more hitting," says Marlin.
"Women are also not quite as sug
gestive. We try to keep up a lady
"Stepping can get kind of nasty,"
says Graham. "It involves precision,
and a lot of the steps involve a lot of
Whether stepping is for fun or
entertainment, those who step enjoy
"Stepping brings togetherness, a
sense of brotherhood. There's a
sense of pride, because if you do it
good, people like it," says Lewis.
The parking lot will be resurfaced,
and if the Chapel Hill Planning Board
gives its approval, the exterior of the
building will be upgraded, she said.
"We are trying to complete the
remodeling quickly so as to be able
to service the Chapel Hill public in
a new, upgraded McDonald's as soon
as possible," Eschbach said.
presentation by Dr.
entitled "Nuclear Win
ter and the Global
Implications" in the
lounge of the Campus
Association of Interna
tional Students will
meet in 205 Union. The
program will include
clogging and ice
5:30 p.m. Campus Y Dinner Dis
cussions will have a
dinner, with speech
dept. graduates per
forming Stephen King
and Ann Rice. Sign up
at the Campus Y. r
5:45 p.m. Carolina Baptist Stu
dent Union will meet in
the Battle House, 203
7 p.m. UNC Outing Club will
meet in the Union.
Remember money for
the Kitty Hawk trip.
Carolina Fever will
have a mandatory meet
ing in 100 Hamilton.
This is your last chance
Campus, will meet in
Hinton James' 1st floor
, , Intervarsity Christian
off -campus, will host
guest speaker Stephen
7:30 p.m. Intervarsity Christian
Campus, will meet in
Items of Interest
UNC Media Board is now accept
ing applications for business man
ager. Applications are available at
Union desk. Call 929-1952 for info.
Industrial Relations Majors
should sign up for departmental
preregistration in Hamilton 230 or
Steele Bldg. 314 between Oct. 26
and Nov. 6.
Appointment sheets for English
majors to pre-register with their
advisers are posted on the bulletin
board opposite 212 Greenlaw.
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