PAGE 2, THE PILOT, Gardner-Webb College, December 13, 1971
Origin of G-W
Honesty vs Dishonesty
There is probably no student at Gardner-Webb who has not re
ceived a lecture on cheating from a professor at some time during his
college career. At a non-compulsory school where learning is supposed
to be the primary objective this lecture should be unnecessary.
There may be many reasons why a student would cheat: pressure
from home, pressure of school work, habit, just to get by to get a diplo
ma and a job, etc. The question is are these valid reasons? Or is too
much emphasis placed on grades here to cause a student to cheat in
order to pass?
Cheating seems to defeat the student’s purpose in attending college.
Learning is stifled. Why did we come to college anyway? Are we stu
dents in the truest sense of the word or are we only playing a role?
We realize that Gardner-Webb students aren’t the only ones who
cheat and that this problem in many cases goes deeper than can be
touched on here. But an effort must be made against this problem, and
it must come from the students themselves.
One answer proposed to this problem has been an honor code.
Most colleges and universities enforce an honor code and some have
been known to work. Such a code would make a student honor bound
to refrain from stealing, cheating, and lying in connection with academic
and college affairs. Students would also be expected to report all viola
tions of the Honor Code. Would this work at Gardner-Webb?
FRANKLYSPEAKING iy Phil fmnk
Frustration Hits Pilot Staff
Trying to get out a paper regularly has proven to be a greater task
than was originally realized. This staff will try its best to get out more
papers next semester and improve each issue.
We realize that we can’t please everyone and still be completely
objective and journalistic. Yet our main goal remains not to please
everyone but report the facts objectively and rationally for the benefit
of the student.
This staff has encountered many difficulties in trying to be the
voice of the students this year. But the main barrier to our efforts has
been a constant and apparent student apathy. The majority of students
around here just don’t seem to care about getting involved. This is dis
couraging, to say the very least.
When is the student going to realize that expressing his honest and
jualified opinion is not going to get him in trouble? It is apparent that
students do have opinions—they are heard loud and clear behind dorm
doors and around the table at lunch. But why isn’t this criticism chan
neled constructivey? There is no reason for a student to complain
consistently about anything concerning this college. There are now
processes for the student to be heard and action to be taken. This is
evidenced by the action of the student senate. The point is that it is time
for the student to step out and express himself.
As was stated in last issue’s editorial, the student inaction is speak
ing for itself.
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SENATE ABSENTEES LISTED
(Note: The PILOT will list the
absentees from each Senate meet
ing each issue. The list will be
published only to inform the stu
dents of the absence or presence
of their elected representatives and
not to hold them to censure or em-
October 5. 1971: Henry Allen,
Ricky Barker, John Byrd, Suzy
Conner, Robert Cribb, Bob Deck
er, Clara Eggleston, Dene Eller,
Steve Riddle, Ed Warren.
October 12. 1971: Jim Aaron,
Stephanie Angelo, Joe Bennett,
Candy Cline, Darrell Corley, Hal
Davis, Clara Eggleston, Dene Eller,
Phil Hopkins, Tom King, David
Mull, Steve Riddle, Carolyn San-
November 9, 1971: Jim Aaron,
Ricky Barker, Nancy Barlowe,
Carolyn Santanella, Lee Teeter,
“One Little Candle,” Gardner-
Webb’s literary magazine, marks
its third year of existence in 1972.
Started in 1969, the annual maga
zine attempts to give opportunity
to students for literary expression.
The staff is in the process of
changing the name of the maga
zine. There was little response
from the students when they were
asked for suggestions for a new
name for the magazine. It is be
lieved that if the name is changed
there may be more response, espe
cially for the art work.
There are about twelve staff
members now. Carolyn Santanella
is the Editor-in-Chief, Cathy Hall,
Object Of Concern
Alejandra Ponce Arenas is the
object of a great deal of concern
on the part of a number of
Gardner-Webb College students
who see international boundaries
as no barrier to Christian love and
A nineteen-year old resident of
Santiago, Chile, Alejandra desires
to come to the U. S. to improve
her English and to better acquaint
herself with American customs.
Presently she is enroled at the
University of Chillon and is a
good student with leanings toward
medicine as a career. She is inter
ested in transferring to Gardner-
Webb where a friend, Pat Mickel,
is presently enrolled.
From January to April of this
year Alejandra lived with Pat and
her family in Kernersville, N. C.
She had already graduated from
high school in Chile and spent
what is their summer term as an
exchange student attending high
school with Pat, although not
When Pat corresponded with
Alejandra about Gardner-Webb,
her fellow students, and activities,
she became interested and com
municated her desire to come here
Recent events on the political
scene in Chile added complications
and a new degree of urgency on
the attempts of Alejandra to come
to this country and has made more
difficult the efforts of Pat and
other interested students in raising
funds to enable her to come.
According to Pat, in order to
get a visa and be allowed to come
to the U. S., a sum of approxi
mately 3,000 dollars must be on
hand to cover travel expenses from
Chile, tuition, and other expenses
at Gardner-Webb. Air travel, pres
ently about $1,000 dollars, may be
increased in order to discourage
foreign travel and to control the
flow of money outside of Chile.
the art editor, and Miss Anna
Wooten is the faculty advisor.
From the beginning of Decem
ber until the end of January there
will be a contest which anyone
can enter, with categories which
will be publicized soon. The North
Carolina Council of Arts has given
the mapzine $250.00 and half of
this will be used for monetary
prizes for the contest.
There is one publication of the
magazine annually. All articles
should be submitted by January
31, and the staff plans to have
the magazine published by spring
Anyone who writes poetry,
prose, short essays, or draws is
encouraged to give his submissions
to the magazine staff for publica-
“One Little Candle” is an “hon
est piece of work for student
achievement” and the staff would
like to stress the fact that it is
the student’s magazine.
Although Gardner-Webb has al
ready become a four-year college
and is developing many traditions
to last throughout its history, there
are some traditions remaining from
the past. The origin of one of these
traditions has proven to be quite
Has anyone ever wondered why
the yearbook is called the AN
CHOR and this paper The
PILOT? In researching, this staff
found that no one really knows
how each name started, but some
time between 1942-1944 these nau
tical terms became the names of
the student publications. Also, the
student handbook was named The
Porthole and the college catalogue
was named the Log.
Many people have their own
opinions as to why these names
ere selected. One teacher con
jectured that student leaders sup
posedly picked these out as nau
tical terms to have symbolic mean
ing. One student thought the AN
CHOR was named because the
sidewalk in front of the OMG
formed an anchor, and the other
terms were chosen to go along
with this. Another student thought
there was a symbolic “Ship of
Faith” connected to the college
and these terms applied to this.
One of the most locgial guesses
was that the time in which these
terms was chosen was during
World War II and since the war
was uppermost in the minds of
the people at that time, these
terms just seemed to fit. Many
students and faculty members went
were left here. They must have
named the publications because of
what was constantly on their
One can easily read the symbo
lism into the names of the publica
tions. An article on the college on
December 10, 1948, described the
college going through a difficult
time of growth. It stated “the in
stitution assumed the form of a
ship in a storm and the faculty
and students the form of a loyal
crew huddled together.”
The PILOT was originally called
“Kalarathea” and the ANCHOR
“Bubbles.” The PILOT later had
the names of “Foothill Echoes”
and “Piedmont Piper.” The change
in the early 40’s has lasted until
Someone with vision looked ahead
And said, “It can be done.”
Many with doubts began to jeer
And said “not here it can’t”
We’d like to have a four-year school
Fully accredited to give prestige.
But it seems beyond the scope of our potential
Seeing we don’t have all that is essential now.
Before the beginning there was a cessation
As numerous people pointed out the pitfalls
On the long hard road toward accreditation.
But the task was resumed
And the doubts were overcome by those who worked.
As the tempo increased objection ceased
The nearer to the goal on each seceding day the more certain we
all that it could be done.
Until the culmination brings us forth
Upon this day to a celebration
Of success and full accreditation.
Editor Kathy Daves
Assistant Editor Samala High
Sports Editor Richard Granger
Photographer Phil Swanson
Staff Patsy Bumgarner, Becky Henley, Ronnie Sams,
Wanda McClure, Carrol Garrett, Becky Sigmon, Rebecca
Thompson, Burt Skinner, Mike Darby, Johnny Hoey,
Advisor Mr. Bill Boyd
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The opinions expressed in this newspaper are not necessarily
those of the faculty, administration, or student body.
For What It’s Worth
Now that Gardner-Webb is officially an accreditated senior college
a reevaluation of the chapel situation may be in order. Chapel sessions
certainly have their advantages in that this is the only time that the
entire student body is able to meet together. This semester the programs
have become more and more secular as opposed to strictly religious.
Perhaps the word “chapel” and its connotve meaning is not descriptive
of the meeting. Why not simply call the sessions an assembly? December
marked a milestone for G^dner-Webb and to continue this decade of
advance a reevaluation of "the purpose, educational value, compulsory
aspect, and the penalty for not attending chapel is imperative.
At 10:30 a.m. on December 1, many classes were released as stu
dents gathered in the gymnasium. Close to 500 students were in at
tendance. The announcement was officially made that G-W had been
accrediated. This may be taken for granted by the student body, but
the effects of this achievement will be a stepping stone to greater things.
The student body’s concern and appreciation was reflected by the num
ber of students who attended the rally.
A first in G-W’s history was the Christmas Program held by the
Ministerial Alliance on December 2 in Hamrick Auditorium. This al
lowed interested students, faculty, staff, and administration the oppor
tunity to stop and think about the approaching Christmas season.
Shouldn’t this become an annual campus-wide event?
The cafeteria situation is a typical gripe among all college students.
It needs to be said that tremendous improvements have been made this
year. The use of table cloths has certainly enhanced the appearance of
the cafeteria. On certain days the piping of music is an added attraction.
The Thanksgiving feast seemed to be appreciated by the entire student
body. This, along wth the Halloween picnic was certainly added work
for the cafeteria staff, but was a change of pace for the students. One
consideration is the responsibility of the students. It is revolting to sit
down and try to eat a decent meal at a table which any pig would be
ashamed of. It is time some students learned to leave their table clean
and sanitary. It is too much to ask a “Mature” college student to clear
his tray from the table and throw this trash away—Isn’t this learned in
elementary school? The cafeteria staff is beginning to work for the
students and now each student needs to do his part. Common respect
for a fellow student needs to be reemphasized.