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Lance News Week Of March 22, 2004 11
The Value of Animals
The St. Andrews code of conduct contains strict rules regarding pets,
but are these rules fair? And should they be changed?
It is a known that multiple people keep pets here at St. Andrews;
many do not believe this is wrong. They bring pets from home for many rea
sons. Sometimes it is because they belong to them and their parents won’t
take care of them. Other times it is because they are close and loved by the
people that own them.
St. Andrews believes that these animals should not be allowed to stay
here at campus, due to a list of reasons that they stricdy believe in, reasons
that aren’t even mentioned in the code of conduct. These reasons cannot be
justified. Allergies are often the reason given.
Here at St. Andrews there is a $100 fine for pets that are found in the
dorms. When pets are found you have only a four-hour period to have them
“That was not even enough time for me to have my parents pick him
(pet) up...” a student said. True it is not enough time for parents to come
rescue their children’s beloved friends, because so many live so far away. It is
also clearly stated that no exceptions are made for temporary keeping of pets
(Saltire page 37). The result of these pets not being removed is that they are
sent to the local animal shelter where the situation they end up in is often
Students throughout campus have made efforts to have the rules
changed. They state reasons such as pets are healthy and good for you, which
has been proven through medical science. Pets have been proven to relieve
stress and help promote better health just by petting an animal.
Other colleges have received the hint and allow students to have pets
as long as the tank is to a certain size limit, which is a good start.
Many students aren’t asking for much just that they can keep what is
very dear to them with them.
“I’ve had mine for almost five years now, before I even went to high
school. I’m not going to give it up just because some is going to sneeze over
it!” said a student. . "T » ”7*
St. Andrews may want to reconsider their policies regarding their pet
population by allowing animals that can be kept in a gallon tank to be
allowed in the dorms.
Thoughts expressed in the Opinions and Editorials belong to the
authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Lance
staff or St. Andrews Presbyterian College.
Out and About
upcoming Concerts in the Area
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of as one’s own the ideas, words,
etc., of another.” One way to avoid
plagiarism is proper paraphrasing.
Another is to learn proper quota
tion and citation techniques.
Hopkins believes that one
step in eliminating academic dis
honesty is to” help students under
stand why academic dishonesty is
unacceptable and educate students
about the value of honesty.”
“Whether it’s cheating or
plagiarizing, it certainly minimizes
the value of education,” he said.
Students are a bit more
divided on academic dishonesty.
“I may have stretched the
facts a little, but it just got me a 95
on a paper, so I am going to keep
on stretching,” one student said on
the condition of anonymity.
On the other hand, a group
of students have formed for the pur
pose of reviewing the St. Andrews
Honor Code. The Honor Council
Review Committee’s purpose is “to
review and rewrite the honor code
and to help create understanding
between the students, faculty, staff
and administration” on matters
regarding the honor code.
“Academic dishonesty cre
ates an air of suspicion in the class
rooms that even the most honest of
students are confronted with,”
another student said. “Basically,
when (a professor) asks me to leave
my bag at the front of the class
before a test, I get pissed off because
I am not going to cheat.”
Academic dishonesty is
something that affects us all. It is an
issue that is moving to the front of
student issues. If you want to get
involved in the dialogue, contact
the Office of Student Affairs at
Friday, March 26
6:30 pm: Awards Convocation in Avinger
. Auditorium, dessert reception-to follow in
^ Vardell. *
Saturday, March 27
9 am- 12 pm: Boats on Lake Ansley C.
11am- Ring Presentation Ceremony in
Carol Grotnes Belk Main Room.
Sunday, March 28: Fuel @ The House of Blues, Myrtle Beach,
Monday, March 29: Crystal Method @ The House of Blues,
Myrde Beach, SC. 10:30 pm.
Thursday, April 1: Nickel Creek @ The House of Blues, Myrde
Beach, SC. 9 pm.
Sunday, April 4: Slipknot @ The House of Blues, Myrtle Beach,
SC. 7:30 pm.
Saturday, April 10: Cheap Trick@ The House of Blues, Myrtle
Beach, SC. 8:30 pm.
Monday April 12: Hootie and the Blowfish@ The House of
Blues, Myrtle Beach, SC. 9 pm
Tuesday, April 27: Jimmy Buffet @ RBC Center, Raleigh, NC.
11:30 am: Family Weekend Brunch at the
1 pm - 5 pm: Scotland Bluegrass
Gatheringat the John Blue House in
2 pm: Softball vs. CVAC rival Anderson
College (Doubleheader) at the
Softball Field on Magnolia Dr.
2 pm Women’s Lacrosse vs. Limestone
College at the Lacrosse Field on Dogwood
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