May 27, 1970
The N.C. Essay
N.C. ESSAY ^
December 17, I96S
Dec. 2 ; 7I1;ST SCHWL ORCH^=ISTRA CONCERT? Congrstulatlons to all who p&rticlpateii.
Sincere congr;tuldtions extended to Dr* Caston for his excellent leadership*
iJec. 9 : CON^^ST! Norw^n Farrow , Miss •■udoxla de Barros accompanying on piano*
^Dec. 17 : TONIGHT! SCHOOL CHORUS IN CONCVRT! School Auditorium at 8:00 pm
Dec. 7 I DANCE VILMS IN SCHOOL AUDITORIUM! Among them, "Stars Of The Russian Biaiet"
(Dance Oept. side trips in November included: The Knrkness Ballet at Catawba College
in Salisbury on the 1st* The Royal Winnepeg Ballet from Canada performing at Duke
University on the 5th.)
Hr. Paul Green, author of The I.ost Colony
of the Drama Dept*
gave an informal Iccture to members
Doc. 5 : PLAYf The Glass Menagerie at N.C* State College. Tour through Raleigh Little
Dec. 10 : Ronald Alexander gave an informal lecture to the department. Author of
Time Out For Ginger, Nobody Loves an Albatross.
Question: Mr* Alexander* Vhat motivates someone to write a play?
ACUI.TY MEMBER Micheel Howard viewed spccial projects of Drama Dept, along
with members of the Board of Trustees on Dec. 1I«
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The N.C. Essay Staff pictured from left to
right: front row, Sandy Williams, Kathy Fitz
gerald, Anthony Fragola, advisor, Gwen Spear,
(hiding behind Gwen Spear) Sam Barcelona,
back row, Mike Ferguson, Anthony Senter,
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'-Ah A SPKCL-.l^EMINDERI tonight IMMEDIATELY FOLLCT^ING THE CHORAL CONCERT.
ni:--.r^OTHgQUE ^ CHRISTMAS SHOW? ^ Greatest one yet! ^ ^
LKCHMBF.R lAth : (9:00>L0:00 pm) Mr* Duncan Noble from our Dance Dept, will hold an
informal discussion for ALL students in the lobby of the GRRlIs DORM.
l-'ii'ORTANT? Just another reminder about signing out for the Christmas Holidays. Don't
^ HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL! ^
iTHE N.C. ESSAY STAFF
■ North Carolina School of the Arts
i P.O. Box 4657, Winston-Salem, N.C.
forget to do ItlH!!
even with insects* • *
some are hatched out musical*
some, alas, tone«deaf
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Editor Tony Senter
Staff Mike Ferguson
Typist Val Parker
Advisor Anthony Fragola
Evolution of the N.C. Essay
The N.C. Essay, the North Carolina School
the Arts School newspaper evolved from a
one page ‘typing paper’ size to our present
'^page folded paper. Here is a brief review of
this gradual evolution.
In 1965, soon after the School of the Arts
opened and after a name contest was won b y
^t Ciompi, the newspaper was in existence
more or less permanently. That year we saw
t>nly one issue, the one reprinted here which
Was published on December 17, 1965. Since
then we have grown considerably.
In the second year of the school’s opera
tion, Sybil Huskey and Tony Senter assumed
he co-editorship of the paper and we saw a
>i-monthly paper comprised of 15 issues. Dur-
ng the year SybU Huskey left the school, but
he staff grew and worked under the advisor-
ihip of Marion Fitz-Simons.
After two years the work became a burden
o many staff members, and consequently, the
’aper suffered. Ruth Rendleman served as ed-
tor for two issues that year.
With such a pathetic record, the N.C. Essay
soon received its first administrative assistance.
For the fourth year one-half credit per semes
ter was alloted by the Academic Department.
Anthony Fragola was appointed faculty advi
sor and co-editors were Lynn Bernhardt and
Tony Senter. For the first time the Essay came
out weekly with 34 issues.
Problems were mounting, both financial and
man-power. A new format was adopted with
new editorial policies and the paper at times
became quite controversial. Circulation and
subscriptions increased, and though the hours
were long, the work finally became rewarding.
Students began to take more interest in the
Essay and the paper had full administrative sup
port, though they were not always in agree
ment with what was printed!
And finally, the fifth year was the best year
for the Essay. A wider scope and coverage has
been possible along with continued controversy.
And for newspapers, controversy is generally a
healthy sign. The format was changed again,
the staff was faced with financial difficulties,
but the circulation increased to 500. Subscrip
tion sales reached 125 during the year and the
publications included 30 issues with this being
the final one.
The future looks good, and from here the
past is rewarding. We have worked for the stu
dents and the students have responded. They
have shown an increasing interest and concern
for their school and they are now beginning to
participate in the self-governing functions of
Friday, May 29, 1970
1:30 P.M. Commencement Rehearsal
All graduating students.
6:30 P.M. Buffet Supper - Lawn near
8:15 P.^M. Commencement Concert
Saturday. May 30, 1970
10:00 A.M. Coffee in cafeteria
11:00 A.M. Commencement Exercises
Miss Agnes de Mille, speaker