The Lflnce Student Newsppper of St. Andrews Presbyterinn College Vol. 37. No. St. Andrews Presbyterifln College Lflurinburg, NC 28352-5598 October 10,1996 Stand up and cheer! Fall break is here! by Suzyn Smith At 6:00 on Friday, Oct. 11, Fall Break will begin. For a few short days, students will be able to go home, visit friends or at least sleep in. They will finally have an excuse not to do their homework; the library will be closed from Saturday through Monday. Classes will resume Wednesday, Sept. 16. But that won’t matter to the many students who are taking this opportunity to go home for a couple of days. The day after students return, reg istration will begin for off-campus win ter term classes. The day after that. Midterm grades are due. The break from pressure won’t last long, but while it lasts, students plan to enjoy it. For weeks signs have been ap pearing around campus and on the internet as students try to find rides home. Even the staff will get a break as the PE center will be closed on Monday and the cafeteria will have an abbrevi ated schedule for the duration of the break. The book store will even be clos ing for a couple of days as it goes through minor renovations. Between hurricanes and the Cen tennial celebration and the constant stream of parties and plenaries and ex ams and papers, it’s been an exciting first few weeks of school, but it hasn’t ex actly been calm. Now fall break brings the chance to stop and smell the roses. At least un til Wednesday morning at 9;00. Enjoy. FaU Break FYI The DeTamble Library-Closed from Oct. 12-14. Reopens Tuesday for regular hours. Cafeteria-From Friday through Tuesday, Brunch from 12:00-12:30, Dinner from 5:00-5:30 The Bookstore-Closed from Fri. Oct. 11- Tuesday, Oct 15 The PE center- Closed Monday, other hours the same. S 1 . Three named October “Scholars of the Month” Gregory P. Marshall II, Audrey Wiggins and Christi Pietsch were named “Scholars of the Month” for October. The three participated in the Abbott Labora tories Summer Research Initiative at St. Andrews. Marshall and Wiggins took part this past summer, while Pietsch was a 1995 Summer Reserach Fellow. Marshall, a junior from Starke, Florida, is a biology major. Wiggins, a junior from Ocala, Florida, is majoring in sports medicine. Pietsch, a senior from Hoehenkirchen, Germany, is a chemistry major. Dixon to tour dorms Sumo wrestling comes to Laurinburg. (Andyou thought it would never pp ^ Story on page 7. ^ by Suzyn Smith In the next few weeks, new Campus Director of Pub lic Safety Michael Dixon will be visiting the dorms in the eve nings, but he won’t be on pa trol. Dixon plans to spend at least an evening in every dorm getting to know the students. “We need to be allies, not ad versaries,” Dixon said. Dixon worries that the campus police have gotten a bad reputation and would like to remind the students that he and the rest of his team are on their side. “It’s a matter of dif fusing misconceptions,” Dixon states. Dixon hopes that the stu dents aren’t worried when they see him walking around their dorms. “Police presence in the dorms is intrusive,” he says, “but I don’t know any better way to meet the students.” He feels that enforcing the rules is really only half of his job and that if he gains the smdents’ trust, everyone’s life will be easier. But that doesn’t mean he’s going to be easier on everyone. “Sometimes RA’s are reluctant to enforce dorm rules, and we want them to know they have our support ” Dixon says. Overall, Dixon is not worried about the students of St. Andrews. He calls the SAPC campus “relatively mild.” “Most St. Andrews students are very respectful,” Dixon says.