The Pilot, page 2
From Your Editor
By Dawn E. Camp
College takes a lot of time. No kidding.
But are you one of those study-a-holics,
people who never do anything but study??
Studying is important, but it shouldn’t take
up every moment. Is this what you want to
tell your children and grandchildren about
your college days-"I had the highest GPA
in my class. I didn’t have any friends. I
wasn’t involved, but, boy, could I study."
What are you going to do when you come
back after ten years and you don’t recognize
anything but the library?? Wouldn’t you
rather have fond memories of friends and
fun times?? Wouldn’t you like a few ac
tivities to list on your resume??
Gardner-Webb offers many oppor
tunities to get involved outside of the class
room. SEA works hard to provide movies
and plan dances, but they can’t make people
come. The Runnin’ Bulldogs football team
works hard getting ready for games, but it’s
not the same if nobody comes to cheer them
A lot of students complain that there is
nothing to do here, but that is simply not
true. Numerous clubs and organizations
exist on campus offering something for
everyone. BSU and FCA work to enhance
the spiritual aspects of the campus. Out
door Explorers allows members to be in
volved and go caving (canoeing, rappeling,
rafting...) at the same time. Major-related
organizations allow you to get to know and
to work with people who share your inter
ests and goals. No matter who you are,
some group on campus needs you to help
them. You don’t have to sacrifice your first
child or all your money. You just have to be
willing to give a little bit of your time.
Maybe you’re saying that nobody ever
asked you to join a club or to work on a
Dawn E. Camp
Dr. William B. Stowe
Noel T. Manning, II
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project. Have you ever asked tnem? Have
you ever volunteered?
Homecoming is just a month away. Clas
ses and organizations are already looking
for people to help make floats for the
parade. Residence halls need people to
design and carry out their outside decora
tions. Where are you going to be when they
come looking? You don’t have to promise
to do the entire job by yourself, but almost
everyone of us can find a spare half-hour
somewhere during the week.
Are you already involved? Are you in a
club or organization that is really doing
something? Wonderful. Let other people
know about it. The Pilot is starting a
column called "Club News" which will let
you tell Gardner-Webb what your group is
doing. Please use the column.
Remember, everybody can’t be involved
in everything, but we can all do something.
Don’t be an arm-chair college student. Get
Do You Have an
Something On Campus?
Then this space is fof vou.
Let Gardner-Webb know
how YOU feel!
-To Shirley Lail and Bill Naylor on the birth
of their daughter, Christina.
-To Molly and Burdette Robinson on the
birth of their daughter, Lindsey Ellen.
By Johnny McDaniel
Here at Gardner-Webb College, there
are many opportunities to share your gifts,
talents, and time with other people. Let’s
look at a story in Matthew about a man who
gave up pride and time to help a stranger in
One day a Jew walked down the street.
He was beaten by two men, and his goods
were taken. These thieves were, in a sense,
saying to the Jew, "What’s you have is mine,
and I’m going to take it."
Later that same day, a priest walked by the
injured man. He looked at the wounded
man and kept on walking. An opportunity
to help was forsaken. The priest was saying
to the Jew, "What’s mine is mine, and I’m
going to keep it."
Finally, a Samaritan (who was supposed
to be prejudiced against Jews) saw the help
less fellow on the ground and had compas
sion on him. This "Good Samaritan"
cleaned the Jew up and took him to an inn
where he was taken care of. He was saying
to the Jew, "What’s mine is yours, and I’U
God, I believe, has instilled good in all of
us. Sometimes it is hard to carry out those
good intentions due to pride and fear. On
October 31, you will have an opportunity to
help someone by participating in Gardner-
Webb’s biannual blood drive. Oct. 31 is not
the only time that you can share with others.
Every day is an opportunity whether it be
Homecoming (when you can help make
someone’s life more exciting), a GWC
forum (when you can help make Gardner-
Webb more aware of problems), at the
lunch table (when you can make a new
friend), or a time when you just show a per
son in need that you care.
Gardner-Webb is a caring school. Please
help keep it that way by being the caring,
understanding, respect&l person that He
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