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nffcmber 3. 1987
WSAP Still Off Air
/Student Association Report
What do you want in the Gather
ing Place? The Gathering Place Commit
tee, chaired by Amy Heavner, wants to
know. Thanks goes out for those who
responded to the survey. Ideas that came
out was that the food be between $2-3.with
french fries, fruits, pizzas, and other sorts
of foods. Bennigan’s style of decor was the
majority’s opinion for the decor: with
plants, windows, wooden benches, were
just a few of the ideas. A television and
possibly a VCR would be welcome, say
Not many people turned in the
survey. The Gathering Place committee
urges your support You are the student
body, and it is YOUR gathering place.
Security is a major problem to
which the Senate has devoted a lot of time.
What should be done? Recommended
ideas under consideration were: close the
academic side ofcampus to all traffic after
midnight; place a guard house at the
residential entrance to monitor traffic after
dark. Please help out. If you have any ideas
or comments, please see your senator.
The Student Life Committee
passed a new Substance Abuse Policy
which the Senate will to review. It has
definite guidelines on possession, first
offense, second offense, and felony crimes
dealing with substance abuse. A copy will
be given to the student body when it is
John Newman proposed student
support for a program to “save our lake.”
The current proposal is to introduce carp
into the lake. Presently the plants are taking
over the lake. The carp would eat the
plants and save the lake. John proposes
that $250 of the $1000 won by the dorms
during the 100% for St. Andrews cam
paign be put toward the “Save the Lake”
project. All that is needed is student
support. Amy Heavner voices “student
support would be shown more through a
petition than through $250 given by the
Senate?” Please voice your opinion to
your friends and Senators. The lake is very
important to all of St. Andrews.
Remember, the Senate of St.
Andrews is for YOU the students of St.
Andrews. Please see your Senator for any
questions or comments. GET IN
From the President's Desk
Letter to the St. Andrews Community
With thanks to the Editor for this
space, I want to express to each member of
the St. Andrews community, and particu
larly to each St. Andrews student, my grati
tude for the life which my family and I have
enjoyed with you for the past twelve years.
By the time the next Lance issue appears,
my term as your president will have con
As I look back over these dozen
years, the most satisfying aspect for me is
the relationship which I have enjoyed with
students. I have now been privileged to
witness the matriculation and graduation of
almost half St. Andrews alumni. I am
proud to number as friends many of the
alumni and current students, and very
pleased about their many accomplish
ments, which reflect favorably on each
individual and on the College as a whole.
I leave Sl Andrews believing that
the College's golden years are still ahead.
Wiile St. Andrews has grown in substance,
reputation and numbers over the past
twelve years, these gains really should be
viewed as the foundation for much greater
progress in the future. It is on the basis of
diligent students and quality members of
ihe faculty that St. Andrews has grown and
prospered in recent years.
You who are students here today
are part of a legacy, a dedication to quality
and excellence that dates back almost one
hundred years to the founding of Flora
Macdonald College. Out of that rich tradi
tion has emerged one of the nation's truly
fine liberal arts, church-related colleges.
As St. Andrews grows and pros
pers over the years, each alumnus and
alumna and every future student will bene
fit from that progress. I call on each of you
who are currently students here to be play
an important part in supporting the College
in the years ahead.
Although it will take new forms in
the years ahead, my commitment to St.
Andrews will continue to be one of the
central commitments of my life. I know
that Ellen, Al, Ken, John, and David —
each of whom has attended St. Andrews —
share in that commitment.
Let me take this opportunity to
wish for each of you every success in the
years ahead. And, more immediately, I
wish for you a Merry Christmas and a
Happy New Year.
A. P. Perkinson, Jr.
The airwaves of the campus radio
station WSAP went dead Tuesday, No
vember 17. Bryce Williams, chief engi
neer for local stations WEWO and WSTS
pronounced the station equipment “dead
on amval” after inspecting the damage.
Lee Huber, manager of the cam
pus radio since spring of last year, ex
plained that the cue amp card, a plate of
transistors that run part of the control
board, burned up and resulted in the failure
of many other systems. Smoke appeared
from behind the control board.
On the airwaves that day the result
of the explosion was silence, a silence that
the radio staff fears will last too long.
WSAP has a history of past electrical prob
“Over the summer the station
was struck by lightening,” said Huber.
“This blew up a set of transistor cards
controlling the external speaker amp, but
Williams was able to fix that and we were
on the air by fall break.”
For three years Williams has vol
untarily done the engineering for WSAP,
sometimes even making his own parts to fit
the outdated 1960’sMcMartin equipment.
Replacement parts simply EU’e not available
to fit the needs of the station smce
McMartin went out of business. The cur
rent damage is beyond repair.
All the equipment in the radio
station is original, and some was purchased
used, except for two new cassette decks
from the last two years. Turntables, cart
machines and other things should have
been replaced 10 years ago, Huber said.
Confusing markings on the tran
sistor cards tell a story of the stations
numerous problems and repairs. For peri
ods of months and even years al a time the
station has been on and off the air.
“Our budget is $1,200 this year,
which is not comparable to the budget of
the early radio station and it is not enough
to make the needed repairs,” said Huber.
It will require $ 16,000 to replace
the studio or at least $4,500 to return the
station to the air. Donations of used equip
ment may also be a solution to returning the
“Too many people have worked
too hard at restoring a regularly broadcast
ing station for this to happen now,” said
Huber. ‘There were many signs of prog
ress for the radio,” Huber said, “including a
newly redecorated station, advertising
accounts, and a flow of promotional rec-
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