North Carolina Newspapers

For Students and Alumni
Published by
Elizabeth City, N. C.
^ Columbia Scholastic Press Association
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Barbara Fearing
SECRETARY Brenda Pearson
TREASURER Charlotte Riddick '
SPORTS John T. Williams, Editor
Mack Thompson, James Newby
REPORTERS Carolyn Butts, Charlotte Deloatch,
Patricia Eckles, Terry Quinlan, Lillian Riggs,
Richard Copeland, Vivian Armstrong
PRODUCTION Heddy Basnight, Floyd Johnson,
Elma Porter, Evangelyn Turner, Jeroline White, Rosa Riddick
CIRCULATION Dallas Brown, Ella Baker,
Richard Hart, Moses Skinner,
Ann White, Teresa Hathaway
PHOTOGRAPHY Javon Brothers
ADVISORS Mr. Ballou, Mrs. Lee
Opinions expressed in articles are not necessarily those of the
COMPASS or the College.
Editorial Observation
Some of us were a bit ner
vous before mid-term exams,
but now we can relax. Mid-terms
are over and but..wait..should
we relax? Maybe we shouldn’t.
Mid-term exams have told us
which foot we stand on. If grades
were up-good; if they were down
-not so good.' So why relax?
Good grades should become bet
ter grades. Low grades speak
for themselves - work is needed.
When evaluating academic
performance for the first nine-
week period, we realize that all
of us should study more; but
are we really being challenged
to work harder? Could you do
better if you were challenged
Many students were dis
cussing over cokes in the Col
lege Center, the matter of their
not being challenged. This was
rather unusual because Light
house conversation topics are
generally about the social side
of campus life.
What is the problem?
I'm Counting The Hours
I received a letter from home
today. Mother said that everyone
in the family is well, but they
miss me. Yes, they miss me and
that is why I’m counting the hours
Because I know that after the
excitement of Homecoming and
the drudgery of mid-term exams,
I shall go home to be with my
family once again.
I am looking forward to this
family reunion. I can hardly wait
to walk through the door and em
brace each member of my family
with warmth and pride. Why
warmth and pride? Because that
is why I am going home for
Thanksgiving. The house will
be warm with heat from the fur
nace and warm with love from
their hearts. I’ll be proud be
cause they will be proud. Their
faces will light up with smiles
and all the anxieties and ten
sions that were there before will
disappear, 1 have been
away, I know that there have
been problems in my home that
no one has told me K^bout. They
don’t want me to wo'rry; there
fore, they push these problems
aside while I’m there in order
to make me happy.
Mother doesn’t complain of
her illness while I’m home; she
only smiles at me with love.
Father doesn’t complain about
the bHls that should be paid; he
only looks at me with pride. The
children don’t fuss and fight
while I’m there; they only look
up to me with all the love their
little hearts can afford.
Yes, I'm counting the hours.
And, I’m going home. I don’t
know if I’ll ever have this
by Brenda Pearson
chance again. 1 want to be with
my family when they sit Tlown
together to thank God for all
His wonderful blessings. I’m
going home for Thanksgiving.
What Kind of
Are You?
There are some
There are some
There are some
There are some
There are some
There are some
There are some
There are some
There are some
There are some
There are some
There are some
There are some
There are some
Xhere are some
There are some
men who are
men who are
men who are
men who are
men who are
men who are
men who are
men who are
men who are
men who are
men who are
men who are
men who are
men who are
men who are
men who are
What Kind Of Man Are You?
64 Graduate
To Write Poems
Mrs. Theresa Hall, !i '64 grad-
uate of ECSC, has written sev
eral poems, all of which have
appeared in Anthologies. Many
of her works appeared in the
college paper while she was a
student here, Mrs. Hall is pre
sently an English instructor at
R. L. Vann High School in Ahos-
kie, N. C. It is an honor for the
Compass to print two of Mrs.
Hall*s poetic gems.
Ambition fires the human ship
That sails upon life’s bay.
She does not fear the swollen lip
That makes the vessel sway.
She charts the course for every run
And takes the helm in hand,
That greater trophies may be won
Before it heads for land.
The port supplies a weary ship
With rest, a nectar sweet.
But once it makes a healthful sip
It sails on silver feet.
Oh, have you heard the sweet
That nature sings to earth?
Or have you seen the soft
Or drunk the evening’s mirth?
Oh, have you felt the soothing
That’s like an angel’s kiss.
Or held a rose with tender care
That’s made in summer’s bliss?
Oh, child, awake, and let’s
The heaven’s rim of gold.
And grasp the blessings of the
With all the strength of soul.
(Cont'd from page 1)
opment of regional projects.”
States represented on the
Committee are; Washington, Wy
oming, California, Nebraska, In
diana, Illinois, Massachusetts,
New York, West Virginia, Vir
ginia, Florida, and North Caro
Dr. Walker, Director of our
Area of Education, also serves
as a member of the editorial
board for the Kappa Delta Pi
Record. He has served in a sim
ilar capacity for the Negro Ed
ucational Review.
Our chapter of Kappa Delta
Pi, Kappa Delta Chapter, is the
244th established. It was formed
here February 8, 1964.
Seventeen persons were char
ter members, including four alum
ni and a faculty member. Since
that time, five other scholars
have been initiated, three in
1964-65 and two last year.
Dr. Walker reports that the
Chapter is currently viewing
the field for additional members.
A scholastic average approachi'
ing Dean’s List status is a re
Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Perry
(both 1966 ECSC graduates) are
the proud parents of a bouncing
baby boy. Born on August 29f
1966, the baby has been named
Vernon M. Perry 111.
Mr. Perry is employed as a
Nuclear Submarine Engineer at
the Newport News Shipyard.
started an alumni chapter which
will become a part of the Central
New Jersey Chapter, Bowser is
acting president; Joyce Long'55>
vice president; Jayne Long '65»
secretary; and Justina Long '54,
"We’re trying to get into the
swing of things and grow”, said
the secretary.
We wish them every success!
WILSON GOODE ‘66, Biology
major, is teaching at the William
E. Waters Junior High School.
He is a member of Omega Psi
Phi Fraternity, was a member of
the Science Club, MGA and Beta
Beta Beta Science Honor Society,
Elementary Education major, is
employed at North Side Elemen
tary School, Gretna, Va. She
held membership in WGA, Thalia
Sorosis Club, SNEA, and is a
member of Delta Sigma Theta
On My Honor
L3St year, one of the hottest
issues on our campus was talk'
of a proposed "Honor System.’’
Opinions, pro and con, were
heard throughout the campus.
Those in favor of it worked hard
to ready the student body for
this new idea. These supporters
and their idea were frowned
upon by many and their idea
was thought silly and argued
A major factor considered un
der the Honor System was the
matter of "cheating.” As on
other campuses, this problem
still exists here.
Have you ever heard a fellow
student say or have you said
yourself, "I only cheat when I
have to” "I sometimes
cheat in other classes, but
never in my majors” "If I
don’t get good grades I’ll get
kicked out, and if that happens
Uncle Sam will get me, then off
to fight V. C.’s I go.” Others
say, "The only way that I can
get good grades is to cheat once
in a while.”
Let’s not forget the old
standby..."Everyone else does
it, why shouldn’t 1?”
It doesn’t take individuals
trained in principles of logical
reasoning to punch holes in
these arguments. The students
using those points of reasoning
are a discredit to our School.
Where do you draw the line
on cheating? Does it bother you,
when after studying all night for
a test, your friend, having en
joyed himself at the movie, pulls
out a "pony” and "rides” it
home with an "A” on the test
(you get only a "B”)? How do
you teel when students around
you peek at your paper for an
Fraternities and sororities
stress honor, loyalty, strong
personal character, etc., but
have you ever seen a Greek
disgrace his organization by
peeking a ^tle?
Under an honor system,
cheating on exams is only one
face of a many-sided jewel, but
on our campus, it is a very im
portant one.
What percentage of the stu
dent body do you think cheats
on exams? The instructors seem
to place the percentage lower
than students do. No matter
what the differences in opinion?
a,re, the percentage is too great.
It speaks very poorly ot us
that we have to cheat to gain
recognition among our peers. By
the same token, it speaks poorly
of us when we don’t study be
cause "we have more important
things to do.” More of us should
get out of the Lighthouse and
try the Library on for size.
If when we graduate from
this institution, we do not, or
by Terry Quinlan
cannot produce what is requireu
by an employer; who is being
hurt? Surely ourselves, but we
also mark everyone who is con
nected with ECSC - from the
President to the greenest fresh
To turn out an Art m^jor who
cannot explain why h=Mc2 is
one thing, but to turn out any
student who does not know the
names of Columbus’ ships ot
one who cannot hold a decent
conversation, is another.
Each of us should ask our
selves, "Why do I cheat?” Is it
because I am too lazy to study
or is it because I just cannot
master the work?” If your an
swer is either of these two, then
you do not belong in college -
college isn’t "for everyone.
You see, you’re cheating me,
and everyone else, but sooner
or later, you will have to an
swer for it.
We Must Join
The Boys in
Viet Nam
by Moses Skinner
Many Americans are in sym
pathy with our boys "over there”
ia the Viet Nam War, but onljt
through word of mouth. As the
Viet Nam situation gains more
recognition we can see,
the effects of the war are get
ting closer to us. What the boys
need is to know that they are
being thought about.
We, the friends and families
of the boys "over there”, should
let them "know” that they are
being thought about by sending
them lots of mail. A letter now
and then is better than no letter
.at all, but "many letters” is
even better.
It is for us, the ordinary citi
zens to look at the situation for
what it is doing to us and to the
boys "over there”. We should
think about them as they are
waiting in the bushes, in rice
patches, and face the reality
that "this is the thing called
The war, conflict, or however
one may choose to term it,
costing our country billions o
dollars in supplies, planes, and
above all, the lives of soldiers
who are giving their lives for
the protective cause of our coun
try and its people.
Let’s make the boys over
there” more cognizant of the
fact that there are people an a
country "over here” who care
about them.

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