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Here we go again
Well folks, buckle up because it's election
time again. That's right, it's that time of
year again where we get to choose our student
government officers - if we’re lucky.
For those of you who are new to Gardner-
Webb this year, or slept through last year, we
only had one choice for each student govern
ment office to vote on except for one office -
the Student Entertainment Association chair.
Last year, we found out that any student
can petition for a nomination, but only after a
wild goose chase that finally ended up at the
1975 constitution which had not been printed
since the early 1980’s in the student handbook.
This year, the executive officers, elected
unopposed last year, have introduced a new
constitution which has been passed and is
currently the constitution which the Student
Senate is operating under.
The problem with that, especially con
cerning elections, is that after the constitution
was passed by senate, a committee was formed
to revise and clarify the document.
So, as it stands now, the Student Senate is
operating under an incomplete constitution
which has yet to be passed by the G-W Board
Under this incomplete document, no pro
cess for nominations is outlined. Until a re
vised version of the constitution was intro
duced to the senate this semester, not even a
specific month was designated for elections to
Currently, the president of SGA, the chair
of Student Entertainment Association, and the
chair of the elections committee are working
on a nominations process. Hopefully, what
ever they decide on will end up in the constitu
tion because we all know where precedence
gets us - too much power in too few hands.
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Get rid of non-Gardner-
Webb sports articles
I am tired of hearing about the UNC
Tarheels and Dean Smith in The Pilot,
a Gardner-Webb newspaper. The Pilot should
have G-W related sports news and opinions,
and not articles about a writer's favorite team.
I, personally, am an ABC fan (Anybody
ButCarolina.) Most UNC students andTarheel
fans I have known are arrogant snobs with
their noses in the air, and when they lose, they
are cry-babies that make excuses about why
The “Smith System” is controlling and
limiting. Dean Smith has ruined basketball.
Basketball used to be a fast-paced, high-scor
ing game full of energy and excitement. Now
it is a slow-paced game of keep away.
Their would be no need for the 30 or 45-
second shot clock if it had not been for Dean
Smith and his “Four Comers.” Yes he wins
games, but only by holding the ball when he
gets a few points ahead and forcing the other
team to foul in order to change ball posses
sion. Chances are, he will make enough foul
shots to run up the score and win the game.
I say dump the “Smith System” and play
basketball the way it was intended to be played.
Bruce B. Wilson
ed. note- The Pilot has printed two ar
ticles about the North CarolinaTarheels in 12
issues this year.
G-W athletes & students
need to recognize policies
There was an incident that happened a
couple of weeks ago that opened a lot of
peoples eyes on the campus of Gardner-Webb.
It seems that some of the student-athletes
from the men's basketball team were at a party
one night, and let’s just say that they were
doing some things that they should not have
News from this quickly reached Coach
Johnson's office, and he decided to take disci
plinary actions against those who were in
volved. Johnson decided that some extra physi
cal activity (running) would probably take
care of the situation.
The only problem is that the guys from
the team never allowed Coach Johnson to
implement this punishment. Rumor has it,
they walked off the court in denial.
Needless to say, this incident spawned a
mandatory meeting of all student-athletes that
played for Gardner-Webb. At this meeting, the
student-athletes were reminded in a ten minute
speech by Athletic Director Ozzie McFarland
that Gardner-Webb is a Baptist institution and
that the students should not participate in a
certain type of behavior that is detrimental to
Many of you are asking “What's your
point?” Don't get me wrong. I'm not saying
the student-athletes should not have been pun
ished; they should have, but that is between the
team and their coach.
What I am saying is that not only should
the student-athletes be reminded of university
policy, but every student who attends Gardner-
Webb should constantly be reminded of uni
versity policies, including alcohol and drugs.
Sure, one can argue that the student-
athletes get scholarships to come here, but so
do other students. Perhaps there are Presiden
tial scholars who do not adhere to universify
Gardner-Webb is a great place to be. Let's
try to keep it that way. People, if you want to
drink and party all the time, go to the schools
that allow that sort of thing, but don't try and
ruin the tradition of this institution.
Ozzie was right. This is a Baptist univer
sity built on sound principles and quality reli
gious morals. And it's our job, as the student
body, to adhere to those principles and main
tain those morals.
• Hello Dolly!: February 24 - March 1
Performances begin at 8 p.m. each night
with a matinee performance at 2:30 on
Sunday. G-W students admitted free with
valid student ID.
Career Placement and Planning
• Nursing Job Fair: March 1
2 p.m. in the DCC Banquet Hall.
• Business & Liberal Arts Job Fain Mardi 16
2 p.m. in the Fireside Lounge.
• Career Day: March 29
2 p.m. in the Fireside Lounge.
Hope Toney says that she needs 200 people
to sign up for the Business/Liberal Arts Job
Fair and Career Day in order to have these
two programs. Contact Hope in the Career
Placement Office for more information.
Department of Fine Arts
• Junior Recital: March 3
Jason Higgins, percussionist, will be per
forming in the Dover Theatre at 8 p.m.
• Faculty Recital: March 15
Carolyn Billings, pianist, will be perform
ing in the Dover Theatre at 8 p.m.
• Distinguished Artist Series: March 17
The Alto Trio with Rita Noel, Julia Adams,
and Michael Zenge will be performing in the
Dover Theatre at 8 p.m.
Your duty as a voting member of the
student body is to ensure you have a
choice. Ask a Student Government
member how you may run for office,
or, if you just want to do your duty
as a student, ask how your vote
counts. In any case, become in
formed and get involved. Those in
office should be elected, not given
their position by default.
A message from the editorial staff of The Pilot.