Vol. 4, No. 10
North Carolina School of the Arts
Dec. 9. 1^69
T'was not long before Christmas
And all through the houses
Nothing was stirring
But the hands of the mouse.
by Kathleen Fitzgerald
Well, the student represen
tation at Dec. 3rd's Student Ad
ministration Forum was staggering
indeed - four students present out
of a student body of close to five-
hundred! So, in case you're at all
interested, this is what happened:
It was pointed out by one of
the students that the vandalism in
the practice rooms is getting a tad
out of hand and it was suggested
that this vandalism is caused, in
part, by frustration and a lack of
fulfillment ampng music students
especially. There are a very few
performances for a very small num
ber of students. This being the
case, hours of daily practice can't
bring complete satisfaction to the
This is a school for performing
arts - and there is a great need for
more performing in the music depart
ment - not tremendous orchestral
or operatic extravanganzas - but
chamber groups and soloists' con
certs. An individuals drive, his
ability to organize and discipline
himself, is strengthened by the
sense of fulfillment that performing
One faculty member said that if
the financial and logistical prob
lems were eliminated, the musicians
(Cont. on page 4)
The speaker at last Wednesday's
required Convocation was the
Attorney General of the State of
North Carolina, Mr. Robert Morgan.
Mr. Morgan made an appeal to us
as a select group of students to
utilize our Influence over other
young people in the state and in the
nation. He didn't immediately ex
plain what our mission is supposed
to be, but went on to give us a short
talk on the ignorance of the law
being no excuse in which he ex
plained the difference between a
misdemeanor and a felony.
A misdemeanor is a "lesser
crime" eg., rolling someone's lawn
and the penalty if you are convicted
is less than two years in a prison.
Committing a felony causes a myriad
of repercussions. The penalty for
"conviction of a felony is anywhere
from two years on up in prison plus
loss of full citizenship. This
means that even after serving your
term you can't vote in any public
election, hold any public office, be
bonded by an insurance company or
attend certain professional schools,
eg., law schools, and you are never
allowed to leave this country.
Finally he explained why we have
to pass this information on to others-
there is a rising problem with drugs
in North Carolina schools. Informing
people of the penalties for illegal
usage of drugs will in some way deter
them from further usage.
(Cont. on page 4)
Mr. Irwin Freundliah will hold
a Master Class Tuesday^ December 9j
at 7:30 P.M. in Shirley Recital Hall
at Salem College Fine Arts Center'.
Everyone is invited to attend the
The program includes:
Bachj Preludes and Fugues No. l^Z^
and 3j Book I. Cindy Siebert.
Chopin^ Four Impromptues. Drue Engel
Bachj GolS>erg Variations 11-20.
Beethoven, Sonata Op. 27, No. I.
Ravel, Three Pieces from Miroiks.
The Moratorium Committee met
with a representative of the Winston-
Salem Moratorium Committee last
Wednesday at 12;30 in Room 113.
Anyone interested in working with
them in any way - workshops, can
vassing, publicity or whatever your
schedule permits, contact either
Steve Bordner or Sam Sanger.
December 12, 13, and 24 are the
dates for the next Moratorium.
December 12th's demonstration will
be in the form of a rally and con
cert, details to be announced.
On Dec. 13th buses will leave from
Winston-Salem for Fayetteville and
Fort Bragg to join the GIs For
Peace there in demonstrations. Dec.
24th's demonstrations will be in the
churches in the area. Get together.
3 December 1969—The petitions
requesting the legal possession
of alcoholic beverages in the college
dorms were read. As an organiza
tion, we feel that we can take no
stand on these petitions because
they were never officially presented
to us. We also question the need for
a student government if students
make direct appeals to higher author
ities, overlooking the function of
the student government to mediate
between students and administration.
The Constitution Committee pre
sented an outline of the statement
of student rights and powers. An
open student discussion of the con
stitution will be held on Thursday
evening, 18 December.
The financial aid department
plans to have its policy-making
committee organized prior to the
The S.G.A. hopes to sponsor an
evening of Christmas caroling before
SEE CONVOCATION ANNOUNCEMENT ON
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