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 BY TERRA MCVOY 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 Lounge. 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 land. 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 ebrated 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 flotilla. After the tree lighting, there was a brief reception in Orange Main Lounge. Participants were also invited to go caroling in Scotia Village.