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2 The Lance
Spanky Says: Academy
Rules Are Unfair
BY AARON SELTZER
Prejudice at St. Andrews! That’s right students, the institution
of prejudice is right here on the campus, in the form of the St.
Andrews Academy. This program was founded in the summer of
1993 to incorporate high school students into the St. Andrews com
munity. As we know, our college expresses the ideas of free think
ing and individualism, but that stops at the Academy door. Their
rules are ultra conservative and remind you of such colleges as
Oral Roberts or Regent University.
For years now one of our main goals at this college is to de
velop the student into the St. Andrews community. However, at
the Academy their rules prevent them from obtaining that vital
part of life here at the college. For example these students are
issued a curfew on the weekdays as well as the weekends and their
dorm is restricted to all non-academy personnel after these hours.
And what is probably the most degrading rule is the sign in rule.
This rule requires the Academy students to sign a piece of paper
stating they will not leave the dorm after curfew. Many Academy
students are angered by this and I am too. Imagine what it must be
like not to be trusted by your own RA or even the school adminis
The Academy is meant to provide a real world situation for
these gifted students not a sugar coating of real college life. So my
St. Andrews colleagues, let us fight this corruption and bring back
this college to the goals and ethics that it was established with
more than thirty years ago.
The Lance is the student run publication of St. Andrews Presbyte
rian College. It is a forum for the ideas and opinions of St. Andrews
students. The opinions published in this paper are not necessarily the
opinions of the Lance. Although the Lance is a student newspa^r,
we accept editorials and other information from the community at
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Editor; Becky Stacy
Assistant Editor: Sue Ld^ke
Writers; Ruth Cook, Regina Harrington, Tashia Jones Lance McCord,
Michelle Melton, Aaron Selzer, Brandi Miss,
Advisors: Mark Kruea, Ann Kurtzman
Contributor: Terra McVoy, Mark Peeler
Special Thanks to Rooney Coffman and the Laurinburg Exchange
St. Andrews Presbyterian College
Mattie Turner and Michelle Loiselle
Many tears, much laughter and
music helped St. Andrews students,
faculty and staff come together to
mourn and express mutual love for
Fond remembrances of Mattie
were shared by all during the Sep
tember 25 memorial service led by
Dr. Carl Walters.
Memories of her singmg, her
giving and the effortless way in
which she excited everyone around
her echoed through Belk Main
Lounge proving the Mattie left an
unmistakable mark at St. Andrews
that will not be easily forgotten.
Homage was paid to Mattie by
friends who sang two of her favor
ite songs aiKl the subsequent play
ing of a recording of Mattie,
Michelle Loiselle and Jo Heibert
singing “Amaang Grace.”
“One of the things I want to do
today is find some peace with the
grief that we have,” said Mattie’s
mom, Pat Turner. She, with
Mattie’s father, John, and her
grandmother were at the memorial.
Many sought peace while re
calling specific incidents and occur
rences that illustrated just how truly
special Mattie was to everyone.
This exchange of pain from loss
tinged with the joy of knowing
Mattie hopeftilly began the healing
process for many.
Cathy Astudillo, the visiting
professor from Ecuador, and eight
of her students presented a letter
from the University of Cuenca to
Mattie’s mother. Mattie spent the
spring term of last year in Ecuador.
After the service, participants
were led by bagpipe music to the
lake by master piper Bill Caudill.
Flower petals were then thrown into
the water as atribute to the memory
Perhaps more appropriately,
many of her fiiends went for a bit
of a swim in the lake.
As Jenny Bledsoe so aptly said,
“Mattie would have liked that.
She’s protjably right