Volume, Number 2
Serving the Elon College Community
September 23, 1993
■ On Sept. 23 SGA elections
will be held in Long Student
Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
I Have some gameshow fun at
the Varsity Grille Sept. 24. SUB
is sponsoring a night of "Taboo"
at 8:30 p.m. If interested sign up
in groups of four in the SUB
office at 201 Long. Teams must
be signed up by 5 p.m. September
■ Under Milk Wood by Dylan
Thomas will be performed by the
National Theater of the Deaf in
McCrary Theater at 8 p.m. on
Sept. 27. Tickets can be picked up
at the box office in the Fine Arts
■ A College Bowl tournament
will be held Sept. 29 from 5-7:30
p.m. on second floor Powell. The
College Bowl games involve a
"Jeopardy" style of competition.
Teams of four can register in the
Office of Student Activities in
Long Student Center.
■ A Coffee House will take place
at The Back Door Sept. 29 at 9:30
p.m. Get your act together.
Students are encouraged to sing,
dance, act, play or read. Gourmet
coffee will be available for 50
cents a cup.
Two Years Ago: More than
2,000 copies of the Pendulum
were stolen from distribution racks
in October 1991.
Four Years Ago: Elon
security improved campus safety
in Sept. 1989 by installing the
first emergency phones on campus
and beginning the escort service.
■ American Culture Class
teaches the Montagnard people, see
story p. 5.
■ Judgement Night soundtrack
review, see p. 7.
■ Billy Best joins Elon as new
head baseball coach, see p.'8.'
At Burlington’s Annual Carousel Festival, a father and his daughter enjo^theTridl
SGA holds elections with referendum
Tonya R. Taylor
The Student Government
Association will hold elections
today to vote on student
representatives and a referendum
on a student fee increase of $20
The current student SGA fee
is $45 per semester, which is $90
peT academic year. The proposed
increase would hike student fees
up to $65 per semester, which
would total $130 per academic
The present execuuve officers
and SGA adviser Rex Waters
decided at a September 20 meeting
to hold the student vote today.
SGA president. Shannon
Moody said that the decision to
hold the vote on the referendum
was made quickly because the
Board of Trustees meeting is on
"We need to make a decision
so that I can take that decision to
the meeting," said Moody.
If the student body votes in
favor of the increase the board will
have to incorporate this increase in
funds into the 1994-95 budget.
"The student body needs this
(fee increase) because SGA cannot
give as much money as they
(student organizations) need,"
Moody said the Student
Union Board is an example pf a
campus organization that does not
have the funds to subsidize their
SGA Treasurer, Meghan
Maxfield saids that this idea
originated with last year's
treasurer, Dan Bowers.
"I'm working with a budget
committee I'm developing through
SGA. We're waiting for the
freshman to come in," said
"We're trying to gel more
financially on campus.
The offices to be filled are
senior class president, junior class
senator, freshman class president,
freshman class vice-president,
freshman class secretaryAreasurer
and eight freshman class senators.
Asst. Managing Editor
Elon College’s cable service
prices may jump to $40 a month
for full service cable as a result of
restrictwns imposed by the 1992
Elon owns its own cable
system and through this
ownership pays for the rights to
programs that are broadcast via
satellite. Eton’s cable service then
resells this service to students.
According to Chris
Fulkerson, director of learning
resources, the 1992 Cable Act has
put “restrictions on us that are
expensive and could cause some
To alleviate these problems,
Elon is negotiatiating with
Cablevision. In this situation,
Elon would still own the cable but
Cablevision would provide the
If this transition occurs, a
significant price increase could
take effect. Students would have
the option to receive 41 channels
which would include HBO,
Showtime and MTV for around
$40 a month. The regular cable
hookup of channels 2 through 13
would be included in the student’s
Fulkerson expects these
changes to be in place by the next
academic year. “We’re only trying
to do what’s best for the students,”
Tara Ann Graytock
The two cafeterias, the
Varsity Grill, the Back Door have
extended operating hours. ARA
has begun a year of changes for
students at Eton College.
“Students have been
complaining about the system,”
said Tony Young, student
manager at McEwen dining hall.
See ARA, Page 4