R. Shawn Lewis
Television seems to be on the minds of a
lot of people these days. Good, bad; educa
tional, detrimental; it’s there and we’ve got
to deal with it. Personally, I good live with
it, or without it. As long as I’ve got Ninten
do and a VCR to hook up to it. I’m happy.
However, I do watch one show with some
Late Nite with David Letterman, now,
this is quality entertainment. Dave does
things that everyday men only dream about-
- stupid pet tricks, horrible jokes, and, my
favorite, top ten lists. In a country that
thrives on statistics, Letterman’s innovative
top ten lists make the 12:30 a.m. viewing
time worth the wait.
In fact, I admire the top ten lists soooo
much that I decided to do one. So, without
further ado... Flounder’s Top Ten Things
That Freshmen Hear From Upperclassmen
(from the home office in Boiling Springs)...
drum roll, please...
10. "No, man, really... the food is pretty
Oval Office Memoirs
9. "Convocation is interesting."
8. "Sure. You can visit your boyfriend
anytime you want."
7. "Stay away from Dr. Stowe."
6. "Oh, yeah... Biology is a breeze."
5. "Stay away from Dr. Eastman."
4. 'There once was a young lad from Nan
3. "So... what’s your name? (Pause) Where
2. "WGWG rocks"
1. "Who... that guy? Nah... he’s just the
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By Chrissy Vaughn
I would like to take this opportunity to
apologize for the misunderstanding last
Tuesday morning in Convocation concern
ing the student body vote. I am sorry we did
not inform the student body beforehand
that we would be voting on the matter of
Constitutional Amendments. We were not
trying to pull the wool over anyone’s eyes,
and we were not attempting to make chan
ges underhandedly in the Student Constitu
tion. We were simply pressed for time. I
know that many people were confused
about what exactly took place. Hopefully
this article will answer any questions you
This past year the Senate has been trying
to revise the Student Government Associa
tion Constitution and Bylaws, which has not
been revised for fifteen years. Much of the
document is outdated and is no longer ef
fective. It is essential to make some chan
ges in it to make SGA more effective. The
Student Senate recommended that the stu
dent body vote to amend the following ar
ticle concerning the proposal, ratification,
and approval of constitutional amend
Article IV Amendments
Section A. Proposal
1. A proposed amendment can be sub
mitted by the Executive Body of the Stu
dent Government Association to the Stu
2. A proposed amendment can be sub
mitted to the Student Senate by petition
bearing the names of ten percent ofthe stu
3. A proposed amendment can be sub
mitted by the Student Senate as a body.
a. The proposed amendment should be
placed on the floor of the senate by a
b. The proposed amendment must be ap
proved by at least a two-thirds majority vote
of the senate.
Section B. Ratification and Approval
1. To ratify the amendment a two-thirds af
firmative vote, in which at least twenty-five
percent of the student body participates,
shall be required.
2. The ratified amendment shall then be
forwarded to the Student Life Committee
for its recommendation, to the Executive
Committee of the College for their con
sideration, and then to the Board of Trus
Following is the amended article con
cerning Constitutional Amendments which
was brought to the student body last
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Thursday morning for ratification:
1. All proposed amendments must be
channelled to the SGA Senate for con
2. The Senate shall decide to:
a. Hold a forum to discuss the proposal with
b. Hold a student body referendum to get a
student opinion mi
c. Notify the student body of the proposal at
least five school days in advance of the date
of the Senate meeting when a vote will be
3. The proposed amendment must pass the
Senate by a majority vote and be approved
by the SGA President, Vice-President,
Dean for Student Development, and the
President of the College.
According to the new article, any student
can propose an amendment to the Senate.
The main difference between the two ar
ticles is that the Senate does not have to
depend upon 25% of the student body
(roughly 500 students) to ratify changes.
We are lucky if 10% of the student body
votes in elections, and you can understand
the frustration or senators when they can
not ratify the beneficial changes because
most students choose not to vote. Instead
of an election, the Senate will either hold a
forum, an opinion poll, or an open Senate
meeting for students interested in constitu
tional changes taking place. These students
can influence their senators and still have a
strong voice if they will talk to their repre
sentatives about their opinions.
I would like to add that the only election
affected by this article are the elections for
constitutional amendments, nol elections
for SGA officers and senators. Those elec
tions still depend on voting students.
SEE "SGA" p. 7
Dr. William B. Stowe
Noel T. Manning, II
R. Shawn Lewis
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