North Carolina Newspapers

October 17, 1991
Give yourself a
break from burnout
After seven weeks of classes, tests and papers, most
students and faculty are headed toward burnout.
The brief respite called Fall Break comes at exacdy
the right time. The biggest part of the semester is over
and the most intense part is yet to come.
Human Services Professor Pam Kiser uses the
analogy of a slide to describe a college semester. We all
climb to the top of the slide at the beginning. Once the
semester begins, we start sliding and there is no stepping
until we all hit bottom at the end.
Fall Break doesn't stop our progression down the
slide, but it slows it down just a bit, just enough for us
all to catch our breath and get ready for the rest of the
It's a time to catch up on sleep, fun and research
papers that are due. It's a time to renew acquaintances
and forget the school scene.
Refresh yourself, eat ice cream, drink a beer or buy
yourself that new sweater. Take a walk, take a hike, play
tennis, play your guitar. Pay yourself for the work
you've done so far, whatever it takes to retum to finish
the semester.
Then, splash some water in your face because come
Wednesday it's back on the slide, and the ride will take
your breath away.
The Pendulum
Editor: Deborah Durkec
Mjnucin^ Editor; Murray Glenn
Sport* Editor: Ted Toomer
Ent«rtainin«nt Editor: Dee Dee Carowan
ConuBentary Editor: Jennifer Atkins
RepiHrior*: Kristin Blaas, Jenaifer Cowman, Rogers Harrison, Ann
Hawkins, Jennifer Hudson, Patti Peterman, Kendal Rasnake, Jennifer
Stine, Tricia Talbert
Editor: Charity Apple
Entertainment Reporter: Brendon Hamlin
Sporta Reporters: Keith ParaoiM
Columnist; Jadci Roberts
Music Columnist: Kristen Meyer
Photography Editor: Rob Whiteside
Photf>cra{d>ers; Erick Gill, Cass O'Meara, Mark Wheeler
Advertising Director; Christine Rudiger
Advertising: Katie Dempsey
Distributor*: Bryan Slagle, Mike Williams
Advisor: Brad Hamm
Office: 102 Williamson Ave., Elon Collie, N.C., 27244. News;
The Pendulum, foundtd m 1974, is pubitsM by Ebm College UuJents emdt Thuruky
during rfguUr school terms. The P^uhim wdcomes your opiniom, mtk ktUrs
limited to abcmt 250 words, if possMe. Letters must be s^ned snd « phome number
given for verifiaitioH. Detdline for submissioHS is 5 p.m. Mondty.
SGA needs student involvement
To the Editor:
I am writing in response to
the Oct 12 letter to the editor,
"Student makes suggestions to
SGA." I would like to inrorm
the student body of some of the
ideas that are being thrown around
in student government, as well as
give you, the reader, a view from
the "other ade of the fcnce."
This year's SGA is comprised
of many young leaders who are
interested and conoemed widi the
needs of the student body. We are
getting ofT to a good start in that
our motivation and goals are
getting positive responses from
Administration. Some examples
are: getting change machines by
To The Editor
campus laundry rooms, inquiring
into the types (rf' diemicals used in
campus lawn maintenance as well
as trying to improve our present
recycling program.
We believe that the goals that
we set are of "real substance" to
the student body. If you were to
look at the types of programs and
committees that the SGA is
comprised of, it wouM be apparent
that we are here for the students.
Examples of some of these
committees are: Homecoming,
stwlent concerns and needs, and we
have a committee designed to
support local, fedeial, and state
legislation which has a direct
cffcct on the student population.
The SGA is trying, daily, to
promote activities that will
enlighten the student body on
current topics and issues relevant
to them. A few weeks ago the
SGA sponsored an open forum for
the students of Elon. We hosted
the Elon College Police
Oepartment, Alcohol Law
Enforcement (ALE), and Elon
College Security so ihat they
could hear what was on your
minds. Ryers were distributed
See SGA, Page 10
Patriotism was good while it lasted
Anybody remember when it
was a cool thing to be an
ft was the fashioa to wear
shirts that exclaimed, "Support
Our Troops" or boxer shorts
made out of the American Flag.
Everybody was talking about
scuds and patriots whik: they sat
glued to CNN.
It was the best of times
becausc it was the worst of
times. But the whole thing
seems like a f(^gy memory to us
now. For some it was a tragic
nightmare; for most it was a
triumphant fantasy.
Then, the day afta- Saddam
surrendered, flags were selling
two-fer-one at the dime store and
we were back to hearing pig
saorks on the news.
Was this hype that
surrounded the I^erstan Guff War
just another passing fad like
Batman, Bo Derek aiKl l)eil-
IxMtoms? Or was this truly a
:xidridiing of a deep felt love for
our country and everything mat it
stands foi?
Don't get me wrong, f'm
glad the war is over, its just that
I miss tlie patriotism. Everybody
was ckiser, one nation iBidcr God.
I loved that!
Are we just proud of our
coimtry when it’s convenient?
Where is our s{Nrit? Where is
otr national pride? Where are the
flags now? I just thought I'd

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