North Carolina Newspapers

    /OL. 8, NO. 5
North Carolina Wesleyan College, Rocky Mount, N.C.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20,1992
Students vulnerable to Hepatitis B
By NICOLE COX
There is a sexually transmit
ted disease that is 100 times more
contagious than AIDS, kills 14
people a day, and is not prevent
able by the use of a condom.
The disease is Hepatitis B.
Hepatitis B is a highly contagious,
potentially deadly virus that is not
S.G.A. update
Vice president selected
Wesley Jones was made
Vice President of the
S.G.A. after former Vice
President Toby McAuliffe
resigned. No formal cam
pus-w^ide election was held
because Jones was the only
candidate running for the
position.
Juniors get president
Regina Watt was cho
sen to serve as President of
the Junior Class. Watt was
also the only candidate run
ning for the office. All other
class positions remain va
cant.
Whitehead resigns
Elbert Whitehead re
signed as Commuter Rep
resentative. As of yet, no
one has obtained a petition
to fill the vacancy. All those
who are interested should
stop by tlie S.G.A. office in
the SAC to pick up a peti
tion.
Committee formed
At the last meeting on
Nov. 2, the S.G.A. estab
lished a Security Commit
tee to look at issues of se
curity on campus. All those
interested in serving on the
committee can call exten
sion 5225 for further infor
mation.
Next meeting Monday
The next S.G.A. meet
ing wiU be held Monday,
Nov. 23, in the multi-pur
pose room during open pe
riod. All S.G.A. meetings
are open to the Wesleyan
Community.
selective about who it infects;
anyone can get it. Yet even though
Hepatitis B affects the lives of
hundreds of thousands of young
people in the United States, most
people know little to nothing
about this extremely serious dis
ease.
Though often linked to HIV,
the virus that causes AIDS, the
Hepatitis B virus is far more wide
spread and much more conta
gious. Like HIV, the virus is
spread through sexual transmis
sion, blood and other body flu
ids, contaminated needles, and
from mother to child during birth.
But unlike the HIV virus, Hepati
tis B transmissions can also oc
cur in settings of continuous close
FUNNY LADY — Comedian Maryellen Hooper entertained stu
dents on Nov. 11 in Doc’s. The coUege’s snack bar is featuring a
variety of entertainment during the year, including singers and
comedians. (Photo by Chris Taylor.)
personal contact, such as sharing
of toothbrushes.
About half of those who get
Hepatitis B will suffer from an
inflammation of the liver, called
acute hepatitis, as well as cirrho
sis and liver cancer. Some of the
symptoms of Hepatitis B include
nausea/vomiting, loss of appetite,
abdominal pain, jaundice, skin
rashes, and arthritis. Fifty percent
of those infected with Hepatitis
B are asymptomatic.
This group of symptomless
carriers can unknowingly pass the
disease on to numerous others,
and may eventually get extremely
ill themselves.
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Dinner, show
on ‘Pinafore’
draws crowd
By ELLEN STANTON
North Carolina Wesleyan Col
lege held its second annual Din
ner Theatre Concert on Tuesday,
Nov. 10, in the Student Activities
Center.
The evening was a huge suc
cess. Almost all 168 seats were
filled. Anywhere from $600 to
$700 was raised.
The enchanted evening began
at 6:30 p.m. with dinner and so
loists. Dinner featured a garden
salad, spaghetti, and cheesecake
for dessert. One of the soloists
was Wesleyan’s own Chynna
Bonner.
After dinner, Wesleyan’s Mad
rigal Singers first performed
seven traditional numbers.
The Wesleyan Singers and the
Tar River Chorus then joined to
gether to sing various numbers
from Gilbert and Sullivan’s
H.M.S. Pinafore in an abbrevi
ated version of the operetta. Fac
ulty members such as A1 LaRose
and Dr. Allen Johnson partici
pated in the event.
The concert was directed by
Dr. Maria Manzo of the Music
Department. Dinner was provided
by Fred Gilbert and NCWC Food
Service Class.
Currently, the madrigal group,
the new gospel choir, and the
Wesleyan Singers are preparing
for their Christmas Cantata on
Dec. 9.
College sleeps its way to success
Go ahead. Put your head down
on your desk. It’s okay to take a
10 to 15-minute snooze during
class, says the president of Teikyo
Marycrest University.
Students, staff, and faculty at
me Marycrest and Westmar cam
puses need to take naps — or at
least rest for a few minutes dur
ing the middle part of the day,
said Joseph dander, president of
the school.
In his first directive after tak
ing over Oct. 1, Olander pointed
out that Latin, Asian, and Medi
terranean cultures have known for
a long time that naps are good for
people “spiritually, mentally, and
physically.”
“Therefore, I should like to
encourage each of you, sometime
between 1 and 2 p.m. every day,
to take a 10 to 15-minute nap.
Please take time away from work
to refresh yourself by this simple
‘wellness program,”’ the memo
said.
“I would like to encourage fac
ulty who are teaching during that
hour to ask students simply to
lower their heads at their desks
with them and take a nap.”
Responses from students, fac
ulty, and staff have been mixed,
although Olander says reactions
have been mostly favorable.
“We want to build an interna
tional university. A 15-minute nap
actually increases productivity,
and will give students a truly glo
bal understanding,” he said.
Marycrest College was
founded in 1939 as a private
women’s college and became co
educational in 1966. The 1,400-
student campus was affiliated
with the Teikyo University Group
of Tokyo last year.
    

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