VOL. 27 Number 3
A St. Andrews Presbyterian College Student Publication
No Surprises in the Election
Dr. Bushoven comments on Election '88.
There was nothing surprising about
the '88 Presidential election on Tues.
Nov. 8, and "the only thing relatively
unusual about it was that Bush is the
first sitting vice-president since Van
Buren to be elected president," accord
ing to Dr. Neal Bushoven, professor of
political science and chairman of the
Social Sciences deparOnent while
commenting on the '88 election of
George Bush in a landslide over
"And what's disturbing is that he was
elected by about one-forth of all
eligible voters in this country," he said.
He added that half of the eligible voters
were not "turned on" by the election.
When commenting on the campaign
Dukakis ran, Bushoven described it as
"goofy." "He made himself a blank
screen that Bush could project on," he
stated. He said that the fact that
Dukakis allowed Bush to dictate the
mood of the election and tag him as a
liberal contributed significantly to his
Bushoven stated that a major problem
with the campaign as a whole was that
neither candidate decided to deal with
Two Arrested in
November 2, Wednesday evening, two
students were issued a summons for the
possession of fireworks. While other
students were involved in the incident, the
two students arrested were the only ones
visible and caught.
Security guard Nell Lee called the
names of the students in to the Chief of
Security and was instructed to take the of
fenders to the police. A court date has
been set for the two students.
Previously the policy was to give
students a warning and take the fireworks
away. Last Wednesday a new policy was
issued, stating that violators of this law
would be turned over to the police. This
information was not given to all the
students, but only to the suite leaders. The
where it wants to make cuts, according
to Bushoven, and Bush, who promised
no more taxes, has to get the money
somewhere. "With a Democratic
Congress there is real potential for
deadlock." ,he said.
The media played a tremendous part in
this election. Bushoven stated that the
media is run by people whose interests
are making a profit. The goal is to
make money, therefore the networks
must attract viewers and still keep some
sense of integity. In Bushoven's view
there wasn't much "high-powered
analysis or a deeper view" presented by
the networks. "If both parties could
just buy their own networks and pump
out biased information about the other
party, we (the viewers) would be better
off," he said.
"The problem is that we define
ourselves as consumers in this coun
try," Bushoven commented. "We feel
we can pick and choose from what is
given, and not that we can affect the
choice, and demand a different choice,
or something else. We feel that we can
not, should not, and therefore do not
affect what is supplied."
important issues. "Dukakis admitted
himself that he did not run on issues.
And while the country is trying how to
deal wiih seriuos problems, Bush is
discussing issues such as saluting the
flag," said Bushoven.
When asked what the ramifications of
a Bush administration will be,
Bushoven commented that Bush will
probably get the opportunity to sway
the attitude of the Supreme Court. He
said that by appointing conservative
judges to the Court, he may in effect
change the rulings on some important
legislation in our time. He stated that
there should be some concern for laws
dealing with abortion and civil rights.
Bushoven said that he is not sure that
Bush has an agenda. "And if he does
have an agenda, it will be interesting to
see how eveclive he is in getting bills
passed through Congress," he added.
He also said that he was interested to
see that when the obvious happens ("
We order all these military programs
that we can't possibly pay for."), what
programs he is going to cut and what
the Democratic Congress will allow.
The American Public hasn't decided
Student Life Office decided that students
were throwing away the papers without
reading them. Unfortunately, not all suite
leaders posted this information.
One of the students arrested said, “I
don’t think it’s fair that we should get
arrested or they should change their poli
cies suddenly without letting the students
Dr Dick Prust, professor of philosophy,
said that he did not feel this crime was
serious enough to warrant outside interfer
ence and called on the Student Life
Committee to investigate the
The two students may face up to 3>3
in fines and/or six months in jail for their
...and the winner is, suite 5 Winston-
Salem. On November 4th the suite lounges
throughout the campus were judged in a
competition for the most livable, inviting
and uncollege-like atmosphere in a suite.
The students responsible for the
winning suite include; Greg
Lundberg,Troy Blackman, and Chris
From the story they told, the inspiration
hit one night while they were sitting in the
lounge. Lundberg said, ‘This place looks
like ....’ and the plans began.
They collected $5 ifrom each person in
the suite and the residence hall paid for
one-third of the total cost.
Various skills learned from their sum
mer jobs were put to use. One suite
member had worked with a mason over
the summer and spackled the dry wall,
another r^.wired the lights- which now in
cludes track lights. The phone has been
moved to outside the lounge for the times
that students are using the room for
studying. Another student knew how to
paint from working in a paint and wallpa
per store. (The color of the paint they used
is paris night blue.) New ceiling tiles have
' been installed and black U'im. They have
also added new blinds and carpeting.
It’s not a common suite lounge. It has
been described by some as relaxed and
mellow. As the judges were observing.
President Reuschling supposedly re
marked “Amazing” and Pete Prosser askec
“Why don’t we hire these guys to do all