Volume 5C3ET , Number 5
Serving the Elon College Commxmity
October 14, 1993
Greeks hold foruni
Students told African-American
greeks that tiiere is a problem with
^^otyping and communication
jtet^n greeks and o(«i-gieeks in
a forum held Tuesday night.
Freshman Gladys Tate said that
E^ople who start stereotypes are
unsure of themselves.
I’ve heard almost everything you
want to h^ about every black or
ganization on this campus," Tate
Omega Psi Phi member, Evans
Trammel said that black greeks
have been concentrating on unity
"I was black and I was a black
man before I was an Omega Psi
Hii," Trammel said.
Freeman Michael Rodgers said
that stereotypes are a; barrier to the
ccMnmunication between the Afri
can -Americans on this campus.
"I don't care if your're wearing
letters on your chest or not. I'm
going to talk to you,” Rodgers said.
The greek panel included repre
sentatives from Omega Psi Phi,
Delta Sigma Theta, Alpha Hii Al
pha, Alpha. Kappa Alpha, Kappa
Alpha Psi and Zeta Phi Beta.
IRC sponsors Coffee
The International Relations Club
will sponsor a fundraiser fw the
India earthquake at the Oct. 28 Col
The money donated will reach
the victims through relief funds
such as the Red Cross or UNICEF.
"Over 30,000 people have died
and up to 100,000 people have lost
their homes," IRC adviser Akiko
Donations can be made at CoUge
Coffee as well as to Yagyu, located
in Whitley 103 or be sent to Cam
pus Box 2347. Donations will be
collected until December and sent
to India periodically. Any ques
tions, call X 2636.
Homecoming planning ques-
^oned. See page 9.
I Gay and lesbian awareness fo-
I held. See page 5.
Volleyball still victorious. See
Vendors display cotorful tie dyes during festivities.
Centennial celebration crowds streets
The student body voted 317-
240 in favor of the student fee
increase last week.
The Student Government
Association referendum to increase
student fees from S45 to $65 was
revoted on last Wednesday through
Friday. The revote was prompted
because only 81 students voted on
Sept. 23. The fee increase was
approved then with a vote of 42-
SGA President Shannon
Moody said the revote was a
Bill Harvey/The Pendulum success.
“We were excited because we
had almost 600 students vote,
which is about the same amount
of voter participation for student
Young and old, tall and short.
Every age bracket was represented
at the “Festival of the Oaks” held
on the streets of Lebanon and
Williamson Avenues last
There was nothing but
smiling faces and the exchange of
money around the 39 vendors and
crafters at the celebration.
Debra Dare and her band had
onlookers dancing, clapping and
stomping their feet to well-known
country tunes. “This reminds me
of the street fairs in my hometown
of Laurinburg, N.C.,” student
Myque Blackburn said.
These performers along with
many others were funded by the
town and each of the vendors paid
$30 to sell their merchandise. The
non-profit organizations were
allowed to set up for $20 and
donators and supporters of the
Centennial project were able to set
up a booth for free
According to volunteer Teresa
Pirone, the vendors seemed very
happy with the business they were
getting “We were scared there
would be only 200 or so people
See centennial, p. 5
Bill Harvey/The Pendulum
See Referendum, p. 4
Baseball coach Billy Best is
introducing a new organization to
increase fan support and to escort
recruits on campus.
Best originally named the
organization the Diamond Dolls
and wanted only women to apply.
Best changed the name to
Diamond Club and opened
membership to men after a Sept.
30 editorial in The Pendulum.
The editorial criticized Best
for using the name Dolls and for
using only women to show
recruits around campus.
Best, who came to Elon from
Auburn University this fall, called
the controvesy a
misunderstanding. “My original
intent was to get anyone who was
interested to apply.”
Best said he and his wife ran
the Diamond Dolls at Auburn
University. He said that most of
the people interested in the group
See Dlanjond Dolls, p. 4