2 The P/LQ7/January 26 , 1993
Campus Box 5103 Phone ext. 4389
Dr. Bill Stowe
Kevin Bess, Mark Dixon, Nicole Hartis,
Andrew Hopper, Shelley Lane, Chad
Maddox, Stacy Stanley, Nicole Utera, Kevin
Walter, Andrew White, Telesa Wilson
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Over the holidays, my sister and I saw
Carrot Top, the comedian, with friends.
It was one of the last things we did with one
friend of ours.
On January 4, 1993, Jason Brown, our
friend, passed away in an automobile accident
on the way to our house.
Let me introduce you to Jason, who I only
got to know recently. He was best friends with
my sister - a true friend. He loved to spend
money, especially on clothes and always
dressed exceptionally well.
He was infatuated with Madonna, but we
won't hold that against him. He was very
charismatic and full of life. He sang off key.
Now, I'm not one to make any New Year's
resolutions, but 1 will make an exception this
year. 1 ihtnk that I will appreciate more fully
the life God gave me.
Sure Jason is in a better place now, but I
like to believe God put us here for other rea
sons than to bide our time until we go home to
My new roommate, Kevin, gave me a
book to read the other day, I Got a Job (And It
Wasn't That Bad) or something like that. It
was an illustrated book, an everyday journal,
recounting the mediocrity of life after college.
It was scary, but I saw myself in that
book. We all have our routines, and sometimes
the routine takes over your life whether it's
your soaps, a video game, school work or the
My resolution for the new year is that to
make my life better, I will start living, not
merely existing. Life is precious and not
something to be taken for granted.
It's not like I was a hermit before, I just
never appreciated fully all the experiences I go
through each day.
I'm glad we got tickets to see Carrot Top,
I laughed my behind off and so did everybody
else, especially Jason.
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Two seniors, Kevin Walter and Markell
Lynch, give us their thoughts on the Lorena
Violence must not be
When asked if Mrs. Bobbitt was justi-
for her actions if her husband had
abused her, Chris Sloan stated, “She should've
done something, but not that.”
In this day and age more and more women
are stepping forward and admitting that they
have been abused. It has taken us a long time
to finally get to this point.
Abusing anyone is wrong. A man who
beats his wife, girlfriend, or any women is
without excuse. Punishment should be dealt
out to those individuals. The question is, who
should deliver this penalty?
Are we to throw our legal system out the
window? We have all had times when we
wanted to serve justice on those who have
crossed us. We can't do that though. Like the
old saying goes, "Two wrongs don't make a
Whether Mrs. Bobbitt cut off her hus
bands penis or his little toe on his left foot, it
wasn’t the legal or moral thing to do. We all
think these drive by shooting are inexcusable.
Drive-bys are self-determined forms of justifi
cation. That is exactly what Mrs. Bobbit
thinks her actions were, justified.
Some people think she was correct. How
can a person condemn one act of violence and
not another. After all, Mr. Bobbitt could've
gone into shock and bled to death.
If this act goes unpunished, who is to say
that you might be the next one to suffer vigi-
lantism? You might get your eye poked out for
voyeurism, or you car vandalized for reckless
What comes next?
If Mr. Bobbitt beat his wife the courts will
take care of him. That is exactly where the
responsibility should have been put in the first
place, not in Mrs. Bobbit's hands.
We cannot allow our legal system to be
slowly tom apart by letting such actions go
unpunished. If you knock down one domino
they will all fall down. The only way to stop
is by not letting the first domino fall. Stop the
violence before it starts.
Celebration Week ^94
Music! Skits! Prayer!
January 30 — February 3
9 p.m. in the Dover Theatre
Faculty and Student Speakers
Dimensions: Tuesday in the LYCC
at 9:25 a.m.
Thursday - a drama in the
Dover Theatre at 9:25 a.m.
and 10:25 a.m.
For great is the Lord and most worthy of
praise;... I Ch. 16:25
Jesus said, “Now this is eternal life: that
they may know God and Jesus Christ, whom
you have sent.
Men experience the fear
women have always felt
The men are terrified.
Lorena Bobbitt mutilated her husband
and did not go to jail. How many more women
are going to try it now?
The men are terrified. They have just
been put in the position women have been in
Men have been mutilating women and
getting off on insanity pleas for years. And it
never gets the national coverage that severing
a man's penis has received because rape isn't
Rape is a fact of life for women. Ac
quaintance rape, date rape, rape by any defini
tion is mutilation of body and soul. The
violence of the act causes mutilation inside the
vaginal cavity which can require surgery.
And the men are terrified because one
woman picked up a knife and cut off her
husband’s penis. A man doesn't need a knife
to rape a women, all he needs is to ignore the
Rape in no way justifies mutilation, al
though there are several males who would
suggest it for rapists. Rape is the equivalent of
severing a man’s penis in that it is violent,
senseless mutilation which inhibits and pre
vents sex for the victim.
The men are terrified. The women have
Amateur Astronomers Meet
The Cleveland County Astronomical
Society will meet in the EXTC Banquet
Hall January 29 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Career Placement and Planning
• On-Campus Interview - January 28
Debt-check recovery systems position: part-
time night collector, Mon.-Thurs. 5/6 - 9 p.m.
Contact Hope Toney in Career Planning.
• Teacher Ed. Job Fair - February 10
Resume must be submitted by Friday, January
28 to the Career Planning and Placement of
fice in the DCC. See Hope Toney, coordina
tor, career and placement, for a list of schools.
The job fair will take place in the DCC banquet
• Nursing Career Day - March 1
See Hope Toney in Career Placement for de
Celebration Week ‘94
• Music, skits, and prayer - Jan. 30 - Feb. 3
A week of prayer and rejoicing on the Gardner-
Webb campus held in the Dover Theatre each
night starting at 9 p.m. Also continuing in
Dimensions on Tuesday and Thursday.
• RA applications due - Feb. 4
• Hello Dolly - Feb. 24 - March 1
Performances begin at 8 p.m. each night with
a matinee performance at 2:30 on Sunday.