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Gotcha" Game Questioned
A good friend of ours was allacked near the LA Building parking lot this past
weekend. Tires and convertible tops have been slashed on the residential side of the
lake, and rooms have been broken into [see related article, page 2]. Members of the
St. Andrews community have been harassed by some residents of the town. Most
of these incidents have taken place after dark.
These events point up two long standing problem at this college, the poor
relationship that St. Andrews students have traditionally had with those we affection
ately refer to as the “townies”, and the lack of adequate security and lighting around
campus buildings. ■ u t-
. One of these problems we can cure virtually overnight. The otlier might take
a little longer.
There needs to be an immediate investigation of the outside lighting
problem. Several new and brighter lights were installed over the summer but obviously,
it was not enough. If someone had enough confidence brazenly to attack a student on
campus, there simply aren’t enough lights.
Another problem is the fact that there are not enough full-time professional
security guards to insure the safety of this campus. Sadly, a great deal of their time
is spent policing campus pranksters.
The students of this college must become aware and take responsibility for
their own actions. The administration of this college must do whatever is neces
sary to insure the safety of the students. The entire community must become aware of
the fact that we occupy the same general piece of real estate.
It would be very sad to see St. Andrews become a campus gripped by fear,
as so many larger campuses have. We must act now.
Letters To The Editor
A Few Minutes is All it Takes
To The Editor:
Today’s college students are not
well informed about current events. From
my experience I realize that my main
resource for getting the day ’ s world news is
through word from my peers, and a well in
formed friend is hard to find.
Some people may not feel that this
is a problem, but don’t kid yourself.
Newspapers across the country distribute
thousands of copies to homes and busi
nesses for a reason. Very few newspaper
customers are students. Why should we
not be informed?
For those of you who can’tread.
I'm Not Mad, Just Upset
Dear Person who entered my room on Sat
urday, Oct. 17,1987,
What ever possesed you to come
into my room and violate my living space?
And then after that you had to steal! What
right do you have doing this? Maybe you
arc mad because someone stole things that
belonged to you. However, two wrongs
don’t make it right. Did stealing my
personal belongings make you feel better?
If you did not steal out of anger
towards someone else, did you steal out of
anger towards me? What have I done to you
to warrant this? Did you steal out of need?
If that was the case, why not just ask me. I
would have tried to help in some way. You
can keep the watch, bracelet, and necklace.
Those I can replace. B ut my rings cannot be
replaced.Thehighschoolring has so many
memories and the peridot I have owned
since grade school. However, the ring that
I really want back is the diamond wedding
band. That was given to me by someone
very special and holds more memories
than anything else you took (in addition, the
other high school ring did not belong to me,
so please return it to its rightful owner).
Keep the rest of it, no questions asked, just
return my band.
How would you feel if someone
stole the things that you gave your lover?
Would you be upset? Would they be upset?
Well, now you know how I feel. Please
return the rings that you stole, I will ask
no questions. I will just be very thankful.
I’m not mad, just upset.
Sharon L. Fields
To the editor:
The College Christian Union is a
campus-wide organization which coordi
nates programs which further the spiritual
growth of the college community, pro
motes better college and community rela
tions, and sponsors the activities of its
various standing committees (Worship
Committee, Bread for the Worid, Fellow
ship Committee, Prophetic/Political
Committee, Community Outreach
Committee, and the Gospel Choir).
Every student at St. Andrews
belongs to CCU, and many students chose
to be active members by serving on these
committees and helping with various
events throughout the year. The leadership
for the CCU is made up of a council com
posed of the elected officers and all the
Over the course of the past two
CCU Council meetings, a number of con
cerns have been raised regarding the Assas
sination Game (later renamed “Gotcha”),
a campus-wide activity planned and organ
ized by a business class. We have continu
ally commented how ironic it is that the
promotion of such a “game” is occurring
during the very week which has been
deemed Relationship Violence Awareness
Listed in the college catalog are a
number of aims of this college. They in
clude the expectations that students will
gain increased sensitivity to human needs
and concern for social justice. We asked
the question, “How does such a game pro
mote such sensitivities and concerns?” We
were unable to answer this question.
Other questions we have raised
include the following : Does this game
reflect the values encouraged here at St.
Andrews? Does this game portray the
perception we want to instill in those who
visit our campus and those who live in the
community? Does this game reflect a
level of maturity similar to other colleges
and universities? Is it beneficial and
prudent to market such a game for the
betterment of our community?
We would encourage the rest of
the student body to ponder these questions.
We do not mean to “condemn” these
games, but we do feel that these are legiti
mate questions to ask about a game which
is based on such an unethical model.
There Were Two Blues
the local television stations broadcast
current local and national news in the
morning, around lunchtime, at dinnertime,
and at 11.00 p.m.
Don’t be ignorant of religious,
political, and social issues of today. We
will be the leaders of our nation and world
in the near future. To be well informed is
to become better educated, and that is our
purpose for being in college.
Take a few minutes to read the
headlines or watch the newsbreak. You’ll
feel a lot better about your lack of igno
To the editor:
I enjoyed reading the October
15th issue of the Lance, particularly the
article on John Blue and the John Blue
As a matter of clarification, it
should be pointed out that there were
actually two John Blues. John Blue, Sr. was
the founder of the farm implement manu
facturing company bearing his name and
the builder of the beautiful Victorian house
where the festival is held.
His son, John Blue, Jr., was the
one who supported St. Andrews in its early
years and for whom the John Blue
laboratory is named. The portrait in the
lobby of the Morgan-Jones Science build
ing is that of John Blue, Jr.
Board of Trustees
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