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    The Lance
“We will express the
thoughts, ideas, and wishes of the
entire student body and not the
views of a minority. ”
-Elaine Ward-
First editor of the Lance
.36, No5
St. Andrews Presbyterian College
December 12, 1995
Highland Players Keep Rolling
S.A. Alum Billy Murray is
working very hard this year to get
the St. Andrews Highland Play-
ers--a once extremely operative
theatre troupe-back in high gear.
Already Murray has experienced
outstanding success with his
Video Production class and his
taprovisation course, (which
presented Medieval Mummery
sarlierthis semester). He and Ken
Smith are currently involved with
producing the play Trojan
hmen, that will be rehearsed
during the Winter Term and pre
sented January 29 £ind February
1-3 in the L. A. Auditorium.
Although the enthusiastic
instructor brings a high amount of
both theatrical and video-produc-
tion experience to the school, (he
has worked in film production,
stage set production, video pro
duction, and some radio work
here at S.A.), Murray has experi
enced some roadblocks to his to
tal progress here. Already the pro
duction of student-written, di
rected and performed plays (nor
mally planned for the weekend of
December 1) has been postponed
until May. The directing class he
hoped to teach for upper-level the
atre students in the spring was
also cancelled by the administra
tion, for reasons which they still
remain vague.
Murray still hopes, however,
that his work, in conjunction with
music and theatre professor, Ken
Smith, (who is currently dedicat
ing much of his time to the local
troupe. Encore, and their produc
tion of the Wizard of Oz) will
open up a “showcase of opportu
nity” within which the S.A. stu
dents can experiment with this
kind of art freely and without
limit. He feels that there is an
abundance of talent here, and he
hopes to continue to create a “safe
haven” for students to explore
their talents and abilities, whether
behind the camera, on the stage
or in the editing room.
President Board stands with the
recently unveiled cover of the
1996 Southern Bell Telephone
Directory featuring St. Andrews
and our Centennial Celebrations-
-(Photo by Rooney Coffman).
Annual Tree Lighting
Binds Community
^^^^brants at last night’s holiday tree lighting on Chapel Isle
together in song for a candlelight service. Afterwards, hot
^^ocolate and cookies were served fire side in Orange Main
St. Andrews students, faculty
and staff and members of the
Laurinburg community all shiv
ered together Sunday night for the
annual tree lighting on Chapel Is
Standing in a circle and hold
ing lit candles, the gatherers re
membered the reasons for the sea
son with a little help from Carl
Walters, Shelby French, Ann
Kurtzman and speakers from the
campus Student Christian Fel
lowship. Temperatures hovered in
the mid-twenties.
In the true nature of St. An
drews, the traditions of both Ha-
nukkah and Christmas were cel
Led by Liz Meyers and Susie
Evans, those that attended sang
Silent Night and Joy to the World
while Lauren Schumacher and
Kellam Parks set adrift the lighted
After the tree lighting, there
was a brief reception in Orange
Main Lounge. Participants were
also invited to go caroling in
Scotia Village.

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