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Volume XXV, Number 4
Informing the Elon College Community
HappiesI: place on earth? I
1 Stodent injured in Mt-attd- I
1 rtm accitlent on WMianisoti I
MomosexuaHty at Blon: I
1 Students, faculty speak out I
Exclusive review of highly I
anticipated‘Fight Club’ I
Mea^s soceer loses close one I
to Stetson University
A look at Elon
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Elon Pride ran high last weekend as
Saturday, Sept. 25 saw both a home
football win and the yearly celebration of
the Festival of the Oaks.
Left, junior quarterback Derrick Moore
(#10) charges past defensive end Jason
Hughes (#93) during the Fightin’
Christians 40-7 win over the N.C. A&T
Aggies at Burlington Memorial Stadium.
Photo: Emily MacDonnell/TTie Pendulum
Below, sisters of Elon’s Phi Mu sorority
assist with the children’s activity area at
the Town of Elon College’s Festival of the
Oaks. Williamson Ave. was closed off for
the day to host entertainment stages, arts
& crafts and food booths and games for
Photo: Jessica Snow/TTie Pendulum
Elon welcomes Family
An anticipated 700 families
will “Swing Into Elon” Oct. 1 -3, for
Family Weekend 1999.
Hosted by the Office of Stu
dent Life and by the Office of
Alumni and Parent Relations, the
weekend offers a schedule packed
with special events and programs
for parents, siblings and relatives.
The weekend highlight is the
Swing Dinner and Dance, a dressy
casual party featuring food, danc
ing and music from The League of
Decency at 6-9 p.m. in Alumni Gym.
To prepare for the festivities,
swing dance lessons will be offered
Friday at 7:30 p.m. in Moseley Cen
ter, room 215.
see FAMILY, page 5
Source: NBC News/
Wall Street Journal Poll
Graphic by Jeff Sanders
f Which of the following do you consider to be
^he best American movie of the 20th century?”
Gone with the Wind - 28%
Schindler's List -18%
Casablanca - 8%
The Godfather - 7%
Citizen Kane - 6%
The Graduate -1%
AU (vol.) - 2
None/Other - (vol.) 4%
Datatel shutting down for upgrade today
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Due to an upgrade in some
parts of campus computing soft
ware, many administrative com
puter functions are scheduled to shut
down at 4 p.m. today.
Datatel, the software used to
process many administrative, in
cluding purchasing, accounts pay
able and the Bursar’s office, will be
shut down until October 11 in order
to facilitate the upgrade of the sys
tem to software that was designed
over the summer.
This upgrade is a realization
of several stages of planning to up
grade an antiquated system.
“The upgrade to the Datatel
network is something we’ve been
looking at for a long time,” said an
ISNT office source.
Although students will not be
able to process any financial func
tions through the bursar’s office,
there will be almost no noticeable
e^ect on a student’s daily life.
“While there may be some
problems with the meal plan sys
tem, students will still be served
food. There may be some delays in
the dining halls, but other than that,
there should be little if no effect,”
said an ISNT office source. “Regu
lar student functions such as e-mail
and access to the internet should
not experience any interruptions
whatsoever during this change
While few students will no
tice the changes of the new system,
it will eliminate much of the redun
dancy that has plagued the admin
istrative computing systems.
see DATATEL, page 5