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No. 2 September 12,1993
The Official Campus Newspaper
Boiling Springs, NC
Russia visited by G-W delegates
Delegates from G-W visited Saint Basils Cathedral in Russia.
by Stacy Stanley
Stacy Stanley, along with a group from
Gardner-Webb , took a trip to Russia this
summer. Here is her eye-witness account.
What country is approximately 6,580,000
square miles and at midnight on December 25,
1991 officially ceased to exist?
If you guessed the Soviet Union, you are
correct. From the beginning in 1922 to the end
in 1991, the Soviet Union was the largest
nation in the world. Now, it has a new name,
a new leader, and a new outlook.
On August 1, 1993, delegates from
Gardner-Webb University got an in-depth look
at the extent of the change which has taken
place within the former Soviet Union.
The group of delegates consisted of
twenty-two representatives of Gardner-Webb
University, eleven of who were GOAL stu
dents from Winston Salem, NC.
The trip was designated to study the new
Russian Federation from an economic few. A
lot was learned about privitization in Russia,
as well as the economy, but the most important
thing learned was the difference in life-styles
between the Russian people and Americans.
"I learned to appreciate the Russian people
much more - more so than ever before," said
Most of the Russian people are warm and
friendly. There are a few who still consider
America as an enemy, but in all, they are very
Despite economic problems,
as well as political instability, the
Russian people are proud to be
called Russians. Although a mi
nority of the Russian people
would still like to go back to the
doctrine of Leninism, the rest want
to push forward.
Free enterprise, in the form
of barter, is booming. After a trip
to the flea market, the G-W del
egates were well-versed in trad
ing. It seemed like Carolin
McKinney traded everything she
had except her roommate.
Aside from all the trading,
the group visited many of the
popular sights in Moscow. The
Kremlin was just as beautiful on
the inside as it was majestic on
the outside, as was Saint Basil's
Cathedral and Red Square.
A few brave souls ventured
out on their last night in Moscow
to tour Red Square. Armed with
their trusty pocket dictionaries
and a little cash, the group saw a
sight that many tourists never get
a chance to see. The red stars on
the Kremlin towers were like beacons in the
See Russia page 5
by Kevin Walter
Many of you have probably heard some
one say that this year’s freshman class is the
largest ever. Well, they were correct. The
actual count was 337 on 8-31-93. Thisbeatthe
prior largest class at G-W, the class of 1989,
which had 330 freshman enrolled.
Ed Clark , associate vice president for
enrollment management, stated that there is
"no doubt" that enrollment will continue to
increase. He said that Admissions has set a
target increase of 50 students per year for the
next four years. Some of you might be won
dering if there will be enough room for all
these new people.
First of all, this goal is to recruit 25
additional boarding students and 25 commut
ers to his year's number. Secondly, they have
done their checking, and according to admis
sions, there is room for the student body to
Clark feels that interest in G-WU has
grown with our university status, athletic
achievements, our two new graduate programs,
and many other factors - one of which is
Financial Aid Targeting. This gives people
who are believed to be stronger students more
A good example of this is the Academic
Fellows. This is a scholarship for those people
who are chosen from the list of Presidential
See Freshman page 4
locked up 24 hours
by Greg Carpenter
At the start of the fall semester, each
access door to every residence hall on campus
will be locked 24 hours a day.
What this means to residents is that access
to each building will be attainable only through
the use of a valid student ID. This summer,
each residence hall was outfitted with a card
reader on its main access door.
There are varying opinions by residents
on this new policy. While some students feel
safer due to the 24 hour lock-up, many students
feel that it is an inconvenience.
See Lockup page 5
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