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2 77/e P/LOr/September 26, 1994
Campus Box 5384 Phone ext. 4145
Jason Farr Dr. June Hobbs
James R. Sexton
Copy Editor Sports Editor
Tonya Cochran, Michael Darnell, Scott
Elliott, Brandy Faught, Michelle Hill, Reggie
Hunt, Michael Owens, Telesa Wilson
This week's Barking Bulldog deals with
the issue of recycling on campus. Recently, an
environmental club that handles recycling was
dissolved due to lack of student involvement.
The question was:
What do you think about recycling? Would
you recycle on campus if the proper
containers were provided? How well do you
think students will respond?
Here are some student opinions concern
ing this topic:
“I really think recycling is a good idea. I
would definitely recycle if the proper contain
ers were provided. I also feel that the students
would respond well.”
“I believe that recycling trash is good for
the environment. I would be happy to recycle
on campus if the containers were provided. It
would be more convenient for me to recycle on
campus instead of carrying it home like I do. I
like to be optimistic, but in the past, only a few
students cared enough to recycle.”
Wendy C. Davidson
“Recycling is a must. I would definitely
recycle on campus if the containers were pro
vided. I think the response from students would
be very supportive.”
Recycling for the future
Have you ever noticed the recycling sites
on campus? I’m not talking about the
various wastebaskets and trash cans on the
quad or in our dorm rooms. I'm talking about
those big blue trash cans, like the ones in Craig
Hall, or the many cardboard boxes placed
inside residence halls for the deposit of alumi
num cans or newspapers.
Have you ever used one of those sites? If
so, thanks. But if you haven’t, stop for a minute
and think about how much trash you produce
individually each year. If you are like me, then
I know you create at least a ton of trash.
Now, I’m not trying to get on a soapbox,
and I can’t say that I always do my part in
Letter of Apology
The following letter was submitted to
the editor to be printed. The student was
required to write a public apology to a profes
sor for conduct unbecoming a gentlemen and
for the use of obscene gestures.
“I like the idea of recycling on campus.
Yes, I would recycle and I feel that the students
would respond positively to the idea.”
“I think recycling is an^ excellent idea,
and if there was a way I could recycle on
campus, I would. Hopefully the entire campus
would respond well to this idea. I think the
students know how helpful recycling is. It
really does not take any extra time once you
“I think that recycling is necessary to
maintain a good ecosystem. If proper contain
ers were provided, I would definitely recycle
and would try to promote recycling to others.
I feel that if recycling were being enforced by
the students, it would change people’s per
spective concerning recycling.”
As you can see, the student body is be
hind recycling on campus. However, the stu
dents need to do something other than talk
about it. If you support recycling on campus,
let the Administration or the Student Govern
ment Association know your thoughts. You
would be amazed what can be accomplished
when the student voice is heard. Your com
ments do make a difference.
recycling. But something very important has
been brought to my attention. I just learned
that a certain environmental group on our
campus has been dissolved due to lack of
student involvement. What a shame! Why
should only a handful of people be responsible
for our well-being? We can do better than that.
I know we can.
I’ve been to many college campuses, and
ours is one of the most beautiful I’ve seen. But
it's not structure alone that makes her beauti
ful; it is the fact that she is clean. Thanks for
being responsible in keeping her clean.
Let’s take another step forward.
Let’s take care of each other.
“I want to apologize for the incident
that took place in your office last spring
Remember why you're here
The most fulfilling times of a person's
life can happen away from home at
college. Many people meet lifelong friends,
some establish relationships with professors
that go beyond the classroom, some may even
meet the person whom they will marry.
All of these are great reasons for coming
to college, but what some people tend to forget
is the most important reason: to get an educa
College life is filled with many choices.
Numerous campus activities take place during
the week. These activities are designed to add
to our college life, not take away from it. If we,
as students, get too caught up in the joy of
campus life and forget about the importance of
going to class and studying, then we’ve lost
sight of our main priority.
I think it is great to get involved in the
many things that college has to offer, yet the
one thing we must not do is let those activites
take priority over our classes. College is too
expensive to let that happen.
Now, I'm not saying you should become
an introvert and do nothing but study. What I
am saying is that we should budget enough
time to do the things we like to do. Classes
should get the majority of our time.
It has been estimated that every time a
student misses a class here, that student is
Listen, campus life is a wonderful thing.
It is even better when you are succeeding in
your studies. After all, you, not your friends,
are responsible for your grades.
One of the most important things a person
can get in life is a college education. You have
chosen a wonderful campus for it. Now it is up
Remember why you are here!
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in editorials are not necessarily those of The Pilot. We
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tisement deemed detrimental to the Christian nature of
this institution. Rates are $3 a column inch.
From the SEA
Gardner-Webb University and the Student Entertainment Association present TRUTH in
concert on Friday, September 30, at 7:30 pm. Currently in its 24th year of ministry, TRUTH
travels with elaborate sound and instrumental equipment. They have traveled to all 50 states and
19 countries. In August of 1993, TRUTH made their second tour of Eastern Europe and Russia
since the fall of Communism there. The list of accomplishments of TRUTH includes Grammy,
Dove and Angel Award nominations in audio, video and print categories. TRUTH has released
over 40 top-selling albums. Come be a part of TRUTH'S “Equation of Love” spectacular.
Admission is free to all students with a valid ID.