North Carolina Newspapers

    May 8, 1975
The Pendulum
Page Five
Will Laurie Hafner replace
Mancini’s centerfold image?
By Debbie Cochran
Laurie Hafner certainly won t
be "wearing the pants" with
regard to the SGA next year, but
from every indication she will be
running a tight ship.
During a recent interview,
Laurie was asked if she thought
being a woman president had any
significant drawbacks. "I think
being a woman is an asset
because I think differently, and
besides I have nicer looking legs
than Mark."
This year the SGA has gained a
great deal of respect from the
students as well as the
administration. "I anticipate
even greater respect and a desire
to work from the students. The
administration has pledged their
support, and I hope the
enthusiasm will continue
throughout next year."
Among the many
improvements and changes for
1975-76 Laurie will strive for is a
more s t u d e n t - ori e n ted
curriculum. "Courses like
community affairs, new for next
year, is more of what the
students need and want," she
explained. "For months many
students have pushed for the
establishment of the Public
Interest Research Group (PIRG).
PIRG would greatly enhance
Elen's appeal to high school
students and offer an infinite
number of opportunities to Elon
students.
"I see a great need for the
Lyceum Liberal Arts Forum, and
Public Affairs Committee. It
would be good to see more
money dispersed through these
committees since they offer such
Laaiie Hafner
a fun learning experience."
Senators in past years have
taken office with no prior
experience which Laurie feels to
have been a hindrance to the
SGA this year. Senators will be
trained just as the student
administration is now to assume
responsibilities from the first
senate meeting on.
"We need to steer clear of the
suitcase image. The SGA will, I
hope, have more and better
entertainment. I intend to meet at
least once a week with those
interested students and share any
, problems and solutions. Office
hours will be set up and my door
will always be open."
“There are numerous
committees I feel need to be
established to investigate
grievances of the students. There
is so much I want to see changed,
but I need the support of the
students. Changes are rarely
made overnight, so
discouragement should not set
in; instead determination should
reside."
“We have a new radio station
on the horizon, the newspaper is
better than ever — the SGA just
can't go backwards," she
beamed. "If anyone sees me next
year lying on the ground outside
the SGA window, please stop
and give me artificial respiration.
You'll know by then that the
obstacles of the SGA have
become too overpowering for
me."
The "big" question is. as The
Pendulum staff sees it: Will
Laurie Hafner become the sex
symbol Mark Mancini was?
Yes!!! Laurie will get her ship
together.
Trials and Tribulations Plague Greeks
t
Elsie Thornhill attempts a ‘icicli olP during the festivities of Greel( Week.
By Debbie Cochran
Greek Week at Elon College
brought fun to all, with the
exception of sophomore Doug
Durante, whose hearty
participation ended with a badly
broken leg.
The festivities began with
chariot races and ended with a
beer blast April 15. Doug and
others loaded a pick-up truck
with the empty kegs, tables and
the usual party remnants. As the
truck approached the stop sign in
front of the TKE frat house
across from Barney. Hook, and
Brannock dorms, the driver has
to pull up a good bit farther to
look around the infamous Elon
wall. As there was a vehicle
accelerating at the intersection,
the driver was forced to slam on
the brakes which brought kegs,
tables, and bodies on Doug,
breaking his leg in three places.
"That damn Elon wall." said
Diiug. "It did it again."
Senior Drew Parr, who headed
Greek Week, also served as Tau
Kappa Epsilon coordinator for
the week. TKE was awarded
first place for the week's
competition while Kappa Psi Nu.
coordinated by Harold Rich,
came in second. Third rated was
Sigma Phi Epsilon with Rick
Sherlock, and fourth was Kappa
Sigma, coordinated by Les Hall.
Alpha Phi Omega, led into the
week by Scott Fulcher, finished
fifth, lota Tau Kappa did not
participate.
Phi Mu captured top rating in
sororities with Carol Zimmerman
as the week's chairman, and
Sigma Sigma Sigma placed
second by Wanda Watson.
Nancy Carson cotirdinated the
efforts of Zeta Tau Alpha that
placed third.
"I feel that Greek Week
achieved its purpt>se. and that is
to show that Greeks are here on
Honor Society
For Elon Leaders
By Paige Garriques
The Elon College Honor
Society inducted 46 students and
faculty members at a banquet on
April 21. After the initiation, Jim
Little, chairman of the
Constitution Committee,
presented the slate of officers for
one-year terms: president, Dan
Stone; vice-president, Pam
Moffat; treasurer, Don
McLaughlin; faculty secretary.
Dean Long; and faculty adviser.
Dr. Moncure.
The process for selection of
members began in the
nomination committee, chaired
by Anne Essie. They submitted a
list of possible nominees for a
required % majority vote before
accepting a candidate.
Qualifications for nomination, as
stated in the constitution,
specified that the student must
qualify by ranking in the top 35%
of his class with a g.p.a. of 2.87
and above for seniors, 2.58 and
above for juniors, and 2.67 and
above for sophomores; although
technically, just juniors and
seniors are eligible for
membership. "In addition, these
students must exhibit concrete,
recognizable forms of
leadership." said Anne. Some
exceptions were made for
campus leaders who didn't meet
the grade qualifications, but this
required a unanimous vote. Dr.
Moncure said a rather
"awkward" situation arose with
the original students having to
vote themselves into
membership, but they all
managed to pull through.
The Society is so involved in
its formation stages that their
primary objective right now is
focused on recognition of leaders
from all phases of camp'us life.
But as president Dan Stone said.
"If it's just honorary, it doesn't
mean too much. We hope to have
leadership classes and work as an
advisory committee to look into
different aspects of the school."
Although the majority of the
students accepted their
nomination for membership,
some candidates felt it was an
offer they could refuse. Two
members of the Constitution
Committee withdrew their
names, one person neglected to
pay the $10.00 membership fee,
and another person declined
acceptance on the basis of
certain ethical issues.
In all fairness, these reasons
should be disck>sed; This person
didn't meet the grade
requirements and although voted
in. felt it wasn't right to accept
membership under these
conditions. In addition, "there
are other leaders here who go
unrecognized — where would
Elon be without these people? A
leader is someone whom others
follow regardless of his grades."
This kind of friction has arisen
within several organizations on
campus and is considered valid
criticism.
Dan Stone said the Leadership
Honor Society is "sure to get off
to a better start" now that there
is an operating body to work
with. The charter members are;
George Amash, Gail Amos,
Sherman Alfors, George Bullard,
Crystal Catlett, Ms. Janie
Council. Don Covington, Jake
Cralidis, Dr. Danieley, Anne
Essie, Pierce Evans, Aiah
Gbakima, Dave Glover, Jeter
Gregg, Jan Henderson, Teddy
Ireland. George Jewell. Betty
Sue Knox. Rusty Lamar. Ms.
Emma Lewis. Jim Little. Dean
Long. Jett McCann. Beth
McCauley, Janey McGann, Ms.
Brenda McGee, Don
McLaughlin, A1 Mann, Arlene
Mighton. Pam Moffat, Dr.
Moncure, Laurie Newman.
Penny Parker. Denise Patton,
Clyde Preslar, Lee Sauvain.
Elena Scott. Dan Stone. John
Sullivan. Sandy Watson. Betsy
Weaton. Lu-Anne Winfree.
Dsivid Wood. Robert Wortham.
Barbara Wright, and Dr. Young.
Economize by
Making Your Own Brew
campus and promote good will
between sororities and
fraternities." explained Les
Hall.
"Greek Week was a great
success." said Chairman Drew
Parr. "It will probably be an
annual event with even greater
participation."
Doug who never made it
through the first day. has a
70-pound cast on his leg which
will stay on for several months.
"I was really psyched for this
week." he sighed. ”1 was
supposed to represent Sigma Phi
Epsilon in numerous events but
wasn't much help to them after
all. I'm captain of the fraternity
si>ftball team and guess I'll learn
to coach from the wheel chair
that my brothers gave me. Oh
well, everyone else enjoyed
Greek Week. Next time I'll just
have to skip clean-up." he
crinned.
By Robin King
With the increased prices of
beer, as well as other grocery
items throughout the country,
some young Americans have
tiiken to brewing small quantities
of their own. Though such
activities on a large scale remain
illegal, there have been no arrests
for private home brewing.
Betsy Anderson, a junior at
Elon College, spent last summer
learning the art of home-brewing
fine beer. She developed her
interest while working in a
specialty store in Richmond.
Va.. which sold the ingredients
for the making of both beer and
wine at home.
"It's an unusual, but
interesting hobby." said Betsy.
"Inexpensive, too.”
"Even a person with no prior
knowledge of home-brewing
usually has excellent results with
his first attempt."
Betsy went on to give a vague
description of the procedure she
follows in home-brewing. They
include:
1. Mix malt, yeast, corn
sugar, and a few assorted
chemicals in a large plastic or
crock vat.
2. Set the ingredients aside for
approximately two weeks
until the yeast has worked the
sugar.
3. Once this has all fermented
out. the beer is then ready to
bottle.
4. As the beer is poured into a
bottle, a pinch of sugar is
added to make sure the beer
won't go flat.
5. The bottles are then sealed
and set aside for about a
week—now it is ready to
drink.
Betsy enjoys talking about
home-brewing So much that she
plans to work at the store again
this summer.
"It's a fascinating art." Betsy
said. "I recommend anyone
kicking for an unusual way to
spend his spare time to look into
the art of home-brewing."
    

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