THE VOICE OF WILKES COMMUNITY COLLEGE
VOLUME 23. NUMBER 5
WILKESBORO, NORTH CAROLINA
APRIL 6. 1993
A Walk In
Laughter, anticipation, apprehen
sion, so on and so forth. These are just
a few of the emotions that are expe
rienced on a day to day basis. From
the moment we wake, until we retire
at night, we jostle with a gamut of
emotions and events in the hopes of
achieving the proper balance to call it
a successful and productive day.
When I was younger, I never paid too
much attention to such emotional
details. Things happened because they
happened. Now that I’m older I still
do not pay too much attention to
these details. How overwhelmed we
would become if we dissected every
event that provoked any substantial
emotional response! This brings me
back to, not necessarily an event, but
an occurrence that happened to me
just shy of my 19th birthday.
I had just enrolled at Forsyth Tech
nical Institute. I had spent a year
working in the Virginia Beach area
after high school graduation, and now
felt it was time to assume a little
responsibility. Responsibility, how
ever, scared me out of my wits! I did
not want to grow up. It struck me as
silly that I had spent so many years
counting down the days to high school
graduation and now that it was past, I
longed to return. I began to dwell on
my future and what it might hold. As
far as I could tell, the future was empty.
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We are continuing to have pro
blems with getting students to park
their vehicles in the proper areas. I
would like to think that these are
just mistakes and not flagrant dis
regard of our rules and regula
tions. Regardless, the WCC secur
ity team will continue to do their
jobs and if you should receive a
ticket, understand that we are just
doing our job.
Thank you for your attention.
Sgt. David Johnston, WCC Security
Easter eggs, one of the
symbols we associate
with Easter holidays,
have a long, rich history.
To the early Christian
population, eggs were
considered symbols of
the Lord’s Resurrection
and continuing life. The
custom of coloring eggs
may be as old as the
actual symbol itself.
Edward I of
Easter festivities. In some European
countries, eggs are dyed red to com
memorate the blood of Christ. Red
eggs can also be a sign of fertility. In
Eastern Europe, painting Easter eggs is
an absolute art. Easter egg trees were
widely used in Hungary long before
they appeared in the United States.
Young men set up the "Easter Trees”
outside of the houses of girls they
admired. "Egg Rolling”
originated in a variety of
Scottish and Northern
England areas, as well as
some European coun
tries. In the U.S., egg
rolling takes place in
Washington, D.C. on
the White House lawn.
This custom was said to
have been started by
first lady Madison. In
told of an
eggs in the
same task in
Yugoslavia, the hare makes a nest in a
stable and hides the eggs in the hay.
The bunny, rabbit or hare symbolizes
the return of spring and the renewal of
life. Today, there are chocolate eggs,
plastic eggs, and cardboard eggs.
However, the old traditional method
of coloring hard-boiled eggs along
with "egg hunts” still brings joy, fun
and laughter to modern children.
— Anita B. Blackburn
The National Science
The National Science Foundation sponsored a conference in Waycross,
Georgia, on March 25-27. Those attending from WCC were Dr. James Knox
and Larry Caudill. The principle topic of discussion was the evolution and
preservation of the Okefenokee swamp, with an emphasis being placed on
preservation. The physical parameters influencing the swamp, including sub
strate profile, water characteristics, temperature, oxygen, carbon dioxide, color,
odor, depth, and flow patterns were examined as well as plant and animal
populations. The purpose of the seminars were to further inform instructors in
such fields as biology, geology, ecology, and aquatic studies on the intricate
ecosystem of the swamp. After a brief summarization, the conference concluded
on March 27.
Question of the Month: Shouldn’t young people be more concerned utt/i their
Carrie Ashbum, freshman
Going to college has been a great
experience for me. I have met so many
people that have fascinated me. Some
my age or older, but most of them are
quite a few years younger than myself.
The youngest of whom is Carrie Ash
burn. Carrie and I met in a most unus
ual way. I smile when I reflect back to
that experience, but I’ll let her relay
that story on to you. Now I must
explain why I find Carrie so unique.
Carrie is a freshman. But may I
point out, a 17 year old freshman! She
graduated a year early from Wilkes
Central by taking the required English
classes through WCC. Taking college
prep, classes exempted her from any
English classes on the college level.
This 17 year old is genuinely smart!
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For one week of February and one
Wednesday in late March, "Pete”
Petrie was attending working sessions
for multimedia enhancements to edu
cation. The initial week at University
of North Carolina-Chapel Hill was an
introduction for most educators at
tending. The March session at Central
Piedmont Community College was
the follow-up to that week, where
attendees showed multimedia lecture
aids they developed in the meantime.