The Clarion Wednesday Anril 13. 1994 Eafi£_2
Brevard sends wrong message in college brochure
—— variety of activities available.” idea. Often I feel that a year of my life boasting about it as a good one.
by Richard ar ogs Now, when 1 read that in last year’s has been wasted. Being alone has given Also, the brochure mentions th,
by Richard Hartogs
riarion Staff Writer
I I have recenUy picked up a copy of
Lnew Brevard College brochure. I find
it appalling at how far the creators of it
kave stretched the truth.
In the brochure there is a question
and answer section. The answer to the
Erst question is completely wrong: “Q.
p'll be staying at Brevard most
Iweekends. Will I feel like I’m the only
Krson on campus? A. Not at all! With
M% of Brevard’s students living on
bampus and 60% living from
lometowns more than 300 miles away,
lou’ll have plenty of company. In fact.
Lost students stay on campus on the
Leekends and take advantage of the wide
variety of activities available.
Now, when 1 read that in last year’s
brochure as I was driving down from my
hometown (504 miles away in the
V^shington, D.C., area), I was happy to
THINK that this joint was not a
suitcase school. I was wrong about that
I am not doubting the statistics, but
sometimes my roommate and I wonder
where everybody went I feel alone on
the weekends. It makes me look forward
to the weekdays. The only good thing
about the weekend is that I can sleep
for hours. I have only seen a few decent
activities on the weekends, and they
only last a few hours at most.
I realize that Brevard is trying to
sell the college to prospective students,
but please don’t give them the wrong
idea. Often I feel that a year of my life
has been wasted. Being alone has given
me a lot of time to think, and I feel like
I have learned more about life than ever
before. That is because of all the
negative things I have seen while
attending Brevard. There are some good
things about this place, but not many.
There is also a question about study
abroad; “Q. Does Brevard have
opportunities for study abroad? A. Yes!
have developed a semester in Austria
program exclusively for BC students.”
I’m not slandering the program, but
for a perspective student interested in
going, they should know that the trip is
for second-semester students and that
there are only ten positions available.
Sure it’s a program, but it’s not worth
boasting about it as a good one.
Also, the brochure mentions that in
between classes, one can go to Coltrane
Commons to watch TV, catch a movie
or live entertainment. Since when has
there been live entertainment on campus
during regular class hours at ten in the
morning? I guess watching people cram
for tests is fun to watch!
If some administrator has any
feedback to this letter or answers to my
questions, I would be happy to hear
from them. You can write, either as a
letter to the editor of The Clarion or to
me personally, care of The Clarion,
Coltrane Commons Mailroom, Brevard
Letters To The Editor
Knox willing to
complain; is he
willing to work?
I am writing in response to the
fetter by Michael Knox (PTK President;
wow, I’m really impressed) who
|"questions the integrity of The Clarion.”
Now, I don’t know who he is, nor
Ido I care. I am writing this to answer
Iwhat you may have questioned. I am a
jeporter for The Clarion and I was not
(put up to this by the editors who work
Ihard or by Brad Kimzey (The Clarion
ladvisor) who also works very hard. I
■took this personally in a way. I know
|that I do a lot of work for The Clarion,
5 do the other reporters.
You are right, the recycling bins are
Ifilled with our newspapers. The
IClarion prints articles on “BC
i^ecycles;” hey, maybe the other
■students are reading the paper and
|helping out with the environment!
You wrote in your letter, “Yes, as
lusual you can tell we’re in
|America...even our media complains of
■relevant social issues, but, as usual,
*'e do absolutely nothing about them.”
bw, what a contradiction of yourself.
|If you were aware, at the beginning of
ach semester The Clarion posts signs
^king people if they would like to
ite for it. You still can. If you are so
|fed up with the repetition of it then drag
yourself to our meetings (Wednesdays at
|10 a.m.) and bring some new topics and
Ideas. We thrive on people who get
involved and have ideas. Unfortunately,
jthere are people who would rather
complain than do something to pljaijge ,
As far as the professors, if they
were not happy here than they would
not be here. I think that the teacher
feature is a great section. I like to know
what my teachers are like, are interested
in, and their educational background.
Look, Mr. President, it seems that
you have spare time to write a letter to
us, so I know that you can’t use the
excuse that you have no time. If you are
fed up, why don’t we just stop
publication today, cancel journalism
class for people that are interested in the
field, and then the students wiU have no
true way to express their opinions on
campus. Will you be happy then?
The Clarion offers a great source fOT
students like myself to the field. I don’t
want to knock PTK, but my journalism
class is teaching me a lot more about
life that your organization would.
I am not discrediting you for being
in PTK but hey, more students read
The Clarion than know what PTK is.
This is on behalf of my fellow staff
members who work into the early
morning just so you can complain.
Thank you for reading our newspaper
and we hope you get your paper on your
front door step.
JlOl staff reporter
Clarion staff works
hard to pull together
I am replying to the letter by
Michael Knox in the last issue of The
Clarion. Mr. Knox, you need to learn, a
lot about hard work and commitment.
How about if you, by your opinionated
self, take over The Clarion. I am sure
that’you wouldn’t mind devoting every
other weekend until all hours of the
night to produce a better campus
The Clarion has always been open
to any ideas that the student body may
have, but your words were asinine. The
editors and staff spend some important
time trying to satisfy people like
yourself who do not know excellent
work when it is in front of them.
Yes, the recycling bins are full after
each issue, but there are people who do
read and compliment The Clarion.
People that don’t at least look through
the pages are people who just don’t care
about what’s going on.
You won’t get anywhere in life by
criticizing other people’s work. It is not
all fun and games pulling the paper
together. I hope you will look into a
situation before you open up your
mouth next time.
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