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Students Should Not Have To Drive
On Easter Sunday To Get Bacl To St
Andrews For Monday's Classes!
As opposed to past years, this year
classes will resume after Spring break on
Monday, the day after Easter Sunday. This
means that students who live more than a
few hours away from St Andrews will be
required to leave their Easter festivities with
friends and family, and drive back to the
college campus on Easter Sunday.
I do not think that a college that is relig
iously-backed should require roughly twenty
percent of its student body to drive back to
its campus on such an important day of the
year. Many of us will not be able to attend
Easter service, or be able to eat that special
meal with family and visiting relatives.
This point has been brought up to the
administration, but has received little inter
est. It seems that the calendar for the year
has been made, and it is now too late to
change it. Attempts to open the dorms late
Saturday night, so that students could at
least attend Easter service with their Lau-
rinburg church families, has been rebuked
for financial reasons. We have also at
tempted to get the administration to simply
move the scheduled calendar one day
forward, giving us Monday, March 27 as our
"travel day," but this idea has likewise not
been well received.
Enough gripe! Now let us focus on action.
For this year, we are too late to change this
problem. For the record, however, we
should let the administration know that their
foresight and judgement were very poor in
having classes start the day after Easter
Sunday, and that this should not occur again
in the future.
Xanthippe continued from page 2
A large group of people seem to find this
word offensive and subversive. However, I
fail to see how believing that women and
men should have equal opportunity and
rights economically, socially and politically
could upset anyone. Anyone, that is, who
does not have a vested interest in maintain
ing the status quo. Because 1 do not believe
that this country makes it possible for
women to have opportunities or exercise
One way that this can be seen is in the
fact that women are underrepresented in
student governments nationwide and they
do not have an equal say in the allocation of
student fees, even though they pay at least
one-half of those fees. In a 1988 survey
conducted by a women’s rights group. The
Fund for the Feminist Majority, 54 percent of
college undergraduates were found to be
women. But women only comprised 24.5
percent of student government presidents,
32.9 percent of the executive boards, and
37.8 percent of the legislative bodies.
1 do not understand how such a policy of
deliberate sexism can been allowed in a
country that seems to pride itself on the
diversity of opinions that can be expressed.
I hear people saying that the reason the
figures are so appalling low is because
women do not run for office or vote for other
women. If that is the case, then 1 ask you,
Why are women discouraged from assum
ing a more active role in the political sphere,
a role that is their duty as citizens living in a
Why are women socialized to find rivals
and enemies in members of their own sex,
encouraged to believe that, while Brother
hood of Man is possible. Sisterhood of
Women is not?
I believe that more women entering the
electoral process, as candidates for office
and as voters, will be beneficial for the entire
campus. The student body and the admini
stration will profit from having both sexes
and all races take advantage of this chance
to have their voices heard.
As students in a quasi-democratic system,
we all have certain rights and responsibili
ties. It is time that we learn to exercise
these rights, before someone comes and
takes them away.
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