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Volume XXXI, No. 1
Methodist College, Fayetteville, NC 28311
Is Big and Baggy Better?
A new fashion craze is
sweeping the country, and
Methodist College as well— the
baggy oversized look. People are
draping themselves in excess
material by wearing clothes that
are two, three, or even four sizes
Four Faculty Added
Methodist's 1993 academic
year welcomes four additional
personnel: Dr. Peggy G. Batten,
Dr. Barbara W. Klein, Mr. Dari H.
Champion, and Mr. Thomas C.
Woodstock at Methodist
On September 9 in the
Garber lobby, students returned to
1969. They tie-dyed shirts, made
bead necklaces and anklets, and
listened to the sounds of Janis
Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and other
Then Ron Foster, the
medical director at Methodist
College, and Wanda Foster, the
residence hall director appeared.
Mr. Foster sported long hair,
shades, love beads, v-neck shirt,
baggy slacks and sandals. Mrs.
Foster donned a full-length dress,
a flower in her hair, and matching
The couple then began to
reminisce about their personal
experience. "Woodstock had good
and bad sides," said Mr. Foster.
"The feeling of peace and love
were good, but the use of drugs
was not good. The period of
Woodstock and Vietnam almost
destroyed this country," he
Mrs. Foster added, "Before
this period, the women wore white
gloves and went to tea parties, and
after Woodstock everybody did
their own thing."
(See pp. 5-9)
Monarchs Roar Into '93 With Firsts
by Warren Price
Before losing to Salisbury
State, Methodist opened its '93
gridiron campaign with
impressive wins over Chowan and
Guilford. The wins set a series of
firsts for the 5-year football
program: first wins in 14 games,
first opening game victory, first
road victory, and first two-game
In the opening game
victory over Chowan, the offense
displayed a powerful running
attack behind Keljin Adams'
punishing inside runs and Corey
Johnson's explosive outside
bursts. Quarterback Ben Pope also
displayed his passing talents by
connecting on timely passes.
The defense would give
but not break and rose to the
occasion whenever necessary in
the 16-13 victory over Chowan.
Defensive tackles Eric
Abendschein and noseguard
Steve Szakal, both sophomores,
spearheaded a defensive unit that
kept Chowan bottled up most of
Should Small Talk's
Name Be Changed?
Many people at Methodist
feel the name of the school
newspaper. Small Talk, is dated,
undermines the importance of the
news therein, and should be
The feeling is that the name
is not respectable as its
connotations range from smallness
to empty chitchat-suggesting the
paper is unimportant, a publication
filled with insipid stories and not
"I think the name change is
a good idea. It's hard to be proud of
a paper with such a name,” said
Bryan Harris. “If you want to read
small talk, go to the bathroom walls.
If you want to read news, go to a
source with a respectable name."
(See NAME CHANGE, p. 4)
Monarch players dnd coaching staff celebrate after hard-fought victory
over Chowan in opening game.
With a chance to make
history, the Monarch's took to the
road in search of the school's first
road win and two-game winning
streak. Guilford had defeated
Methodist in its four previous tries,
including last year's 38-7 drubbing,
but that was not the case this year.
Riding the crest of Britt Morton's
70-yard kickoff return for a
touchdown, the team made school
a prelude of things to come in their
14-7 victory over Guilford. Once
again, the defense was superb in
victory shutting down the Guilford
offense, as Szakal, Abendschein,
and defensive end Shawn
Washington led the way.
The Salisbury State game
was played under the most
miserable of conditions, as rain
and lighting forced the Monarch's
(See FIRSTS, p. 11)
Methodist Experiences Record Enrollment
A record number of students enrolled at Methodist College as the
college began its 34th academic year. The record 1,618 students was a
12 percent increase over fall of 1992.
A total of 1,116 students enrolled in the regular day program
which began August 24. Evening classes began August 9 with 502
students, a 37.5 percent increase over last fall's opening figure.
Methodist enrolled 528 new students, 312 of which were
freshmen. Transfer students numbered 216, and returning students in
the day program numbered 588, a 3.8 percent over Fall '92.
"The opening of school is especially exciting this year. It's our
second consecutive record enrollment," said Dr. Elton Hendricks,
college president. "Our many traditional and non-traditional students
come from 48 states and 17 foreign countries. It is a joy to work with
Two apartment buildings had to be converted into residenece
halls to handle the overflow from the college's four permanent residence
halls due to 610 resident students, the largest number in 26 years.
Residential enrollment increased 11 f)ercent over fall's 548.