The N.C. Essay
The View From Here
Thb last article was to be about the Hat-
field-McGovern anti-war petition. I thought I
would tell you of the vital importance of this
proposal, that you should read and study it
carefully, that you ^ould act upon it. Essen
tially, these last words were to try and con
vince you that this petition is one you should
do something about.
But I can’t write about that. Nor can I say
anything about the necessity of voting for your
SCA president. Fm tired of writing about re
sponsibility and concern. If you haven’t
realized by now the significance of these things
well, chances are you never wilL L8ce the man
says, you’re either hip to it or you ain’t.
Tve been letting my ego spill out all over
these pages for ahnost a year now. fve attemp
ted to tell you what was on my mind, things
that were affecting me, trying to find some
level of rapport, looking for some small thing
we might share together. I hope that the words
have ocassionally meant something, that some
of what has been written has reached you.
That’s really all I can ever hope and ask for.
by Mike Ferguson
In retro^ect, I think the Essay has been
valuable. We haven’t always accomplished
what we wanted, and we haven’t always been
‘r^t’. But we gave you something that tried
to be honest,'that tried to care, something
that, de^ite all the criticism, deserved and
otherwise, that came our way, you might be
able to trust. I know there are a few of us in
this office who never stopped trying and car
In an effort to create some interest, I de
voted a lot of ^ce to rode and rolL Some
times it was interesting, possibly even vital to
some of you. To others, Fm sure it was a
constant bore. For me, it was fun^ and good
discipline. Rock was largely a vehicle for me -
I ‘us^’ it to get to you in hopes that we might
get together. It didn’t happen often, but
when it did all the hassles involved were over-
Fve reached the point (as I always knew I
would) that it is no k>nger necessary for me to
write about rock. There are other things to do
and it’s simply time to move on. The music is
stiU beautiful and meaningful; it’s just no
longer important to write about it. We’ve all
grown a little this year.
I don’t know where any of this is going.
We’ve shared much this year - not always as
much as I wanted, sometimes more than I
expected. Perhaps I woukln’t feel quite this
way had I been here longer, but it’s been a
long year and yet seems to be endii^ a bit
prematurely. It won’t ever be quite the same
The view from here has been sometmies
very real and very beautiful, sometimes un
certain, and now, strai^ely perhaps, a trifle
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‘Why?’ you may ask in some fleeting mom
ent of zealous interest. Well we don’t have a
certain unit called a student body for a student
government to represent! I have been here for
four years and have seen two instances where
there was a semblance of student unity. The
first was after the death of the school’s first
President, Dr. Giannini and the second was
after the death of the four Kent State students.
The parallel and conclusion are obvious. That’s
quite a record isn’t it? If I am killed myself
would you care? If I killed you would you
In the face of overwhelming odds, I propose
that unless there is more support, every form of
student voice and self-government be abol
ished. I exhort every student to live by his
little yeUow (for happiness, right?) handbook
to force the Administration to make decisions
concerning every aspect of student life to
accept those decisions, to the letter, with a
passive humility and above all, to hold his
ground and remain static, insensible and of
course, apathetic! We should turn out some
fine artists, not to mention concerned himian
beings that way.
WHAT’S COMING NEXT YEAR
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Meanwhile, those of us here at home will be
looking after the summer session and getting
things ready for opening in the Fall.
By the time you read this, let’s hope that
you have all come through examinations with
flying colors. After that, I hope wherever you
are, you have a lively and productive summer
and that you get a bit of relaxation before re
turning to new and better things in the Fall.