THE VOICE OF WILKES COMMUNITY COLLEGE
VOLUME 22. NUMBER 4
WILKESBORO, NORTH CAROLINA
FEBRUARY 12. 1992
Chosen for 1992
Dr. Jim Randolfih
On Being Practical
Some of you may remember that
last year in this space, I suggested that
for Valentine’s Day, men buy their
sweethearts something practical, such
as a chain saw, a lawn mower, or a 1 /2
inch drill, instead of perfume, a silk
nightie, or flower-scented soap. Well,
you can imagine the reaction I got at
home after some low-life mailed a
copy of "The Cougar Cry” to my wife.
I can tell you it was tough going for a
couple of weeks.
Over the past year, I have begun to
understand why 1 feel that practical
things are important. You see, I think
that perhaps, just perhaps, deep down
inside. I’m a Bubba.
Bubba is a new phrase coined by
columnist Dennis Rogers. According
to Rogers, a Bubba (Boys Unbur
dened by Briefcases, BMWs and
Aerobics) is the opposite of a Yuppie
or Young Urban Professional. Yup
pies, theorizes Rogers, "eat green
spaghetti, hang out in bars that have a
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As the month of February rolls
around, we are all reminded of a very
special holiday which falls on the
14th. While we all are aware ofValen-
tine’s Day, only a handful know any
thing about it.
Many theories have developed con
cerning the origin of Valentine’s Day.
One theory relates it to an ancient
Roman festival known as Lupercalia.
This festival took place on February
15th. In order to protect the people
from wolves, the Roman males beat
people with strips of animal hide.
Women took more blows because
they believed this made them fertile.
Because of the date and the reference
to fertility, many feel that this is where
we get our holiday.
Who’s Who, selected by Instructors and staff, for 1991-92 iru:luded seventeen sopho
mores from WCC. These students are very active in College activities and are honor roll
students. Students are, left to right: Kelly Hobbs, Sherri Walsh, Lisa Absher, Rita
Colbert, Betty Wyatt; second row: Rebecca Adams,]ennifer Dolinger, Karen Broun,
Melanie Shoaf, Stephanie Greer, Thelma Walker; third row: Ernest M. Webster,
Randy Royal, Machael Reese, Kenneth McNeil, Timothy Tribble, and Terry Elliot.
The Origin of Valentine’s Day
The Wilkes Community College
Drama Department in conjunction
with the Hotel-Restaurant Manage
ment program will present the annual
Winter Dinner Theatre, February 13,
14 and 15, 1992.
Activities will develop in the arena
theatre of the John A. Walker Com
munity Center on the campus in Wil-
kesboro at 6:30 each evening.
A prime rib buffet will be prepared
by the Hotel-Restaurant students.
The meal is to be followed by the
presentation of three one-act come
dies directed by second-year WCC
"When God Comes for Breakfast,
You Don’t Burn theToast,” directed by
Tracy C. Anderson, is the comical
story of what happens when the
Almighty comes to breakfast. The cast
includes Michael Laws, Stephanie
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Another interesting theory states
that Valentine was an early Christian
who loved children. The Roman im
prisoned him for refusing to worship
their gods. The children wrote loving
notes which were tossed into his cell.
This would explain our exchange of
cards. Valentine was allegedly exe
cuted on February 14, around A.D.
269. In A.D. 496, Pope Gelasivs
named February 14th as St. Valen
No matter what the origin, Valen
tine’s Day is still enjoyed worldwide.
As you enjoy the gifts of your sweet
heart, don’t forget the hardships of
those before us who sacrificed to
make such a wonderful holiday.
— Mark Byrd
Application for Graduation
Sophomore and vocational stu
dents are asked to apply for gra
duation during the registration
period for Spring Quarter. The
1. Working with your advisor
and a counselor in Student Devel
opment to complete your registra
tion for spring quarter and review
ing your record to evaluate your
progress toward graduation.
2. Ordering your diploma, cap
and gown from the College Book
3. Paying the graduation fee.