THE VOICE OF WILKES COMMUNITY COLLEGE
VOLUME 24, NUMBER 5
WILKESBORO, NORTH CAROLINA
MARCH 30, 1994
Spring is finally here and these are
some of the things students are look
ing forward to.
Cody Hemric...! am looking for
ward to spring because girls will start
Kelly Dellinger...Being able to wear
shorts and ”T” shirts all day.
Crystal Jennings...1 am looking for
ward to summer getting closer, plus it
gives me a reason to buy new clothes.
Gary Johnson...! am looking for
ward to all of the cookouts and kick
ing back in the sun.
Marty Bell...I am looking forward
to swimming and watching girls in
Kathron Woodside...! like the
Julie Minsey...! am looking forward
to wearing shorts and being outside a
Christa Clanton...! am looking for
ward to going hiking.
Tonya Church...! am looking for
ward to the warm weather and the
Angie Blair...! am looking forward
to the warm weather and playing
Darvis Carlton...! am looking for
ward to playing baseball.
Karen Myers...! like the sunshine.
Sandra Collins...! like to play spring
sports like softball and tennis.
Sheila Burgess...! am looking for
ward to the spring fling and looking at
Terry Felts...! am looking forward
to the body competitions that start in
the spring and seeing all the women in
Chris Cline...! am looking foward
to getting outside and getting a tan.
Jason Smithy...! am looking for
ward to going to the lake,
Penny Wiles...! am looking forward
to being out of school and knowing
that summer is on the way.
Christy Bowers...! am looking for
ward to the nice weather and watching
everything turn green.
Jamie Daniels...! am looking for
ward to waking up in the mornings
and listening to the birds sing.
James Poindexter...! think the flow
ers sure do smell pretty.
Woody Woodside...! am looking
forward to less clothes, more pedes
trians and new life!
-By: Donnie Blevins
Luck O’ the Irish
Wilkes Community College was
visited on St. Patrick’s Day by a myth
ical creature. Blarney! It was a lepre
chaun! This master of riddle and
rhyme sent scores of sharp witted stu
dents scurrying about campus search
ing for a dozen elusive shamrocks. Ten
minutes before every hour, clues were
posted to help guide the observant
and astute closer and closer to these
Over one hundred dollars was
offered to purchase these shamrocks
from the successful hunters. Alas, the
sly leprechaun proved to clever for
most students. The majority of prizes
remained hidden at two o’clock when
the leprechaun (Sam Sink) appeared
in Thompson Hall to explain the cryp
tic directions to remaining (very tired)
hunters. Aided by the generous advice
of the energetic little man, a new surge
of explorations began and the trea
sures (all but one) were found and
• Alas, like Santa, the little fellow
only visits our campus once annually;
but it is reported, he swore to return
next year on St. Patrick’s Day to con
found us again. Maybie, next year the
leprechaun will find his match at
The Beaver’s Tale
One Hebrew proverb reads: "A
man’s pride shall bring him low: but
honor shall uphold the humble in
spirit.” ! have interviewed a humble
man who has recently been greatly
exalted. Dr. Jim Knox has been con
ferred the highest honor in scouting.
Our own Dr. Knox is a Silver Beaver
When asked of the significance of
this recognition. Dr. Knox gave an
account of his scouting career and
some information about his family,
but divulged little information about
The Silver Beaver — only that he was
nominated by his district committee
and then appointed nationally.
Born in !933, Dr. Knox has been
involved with scouting since ! 942. He
spent nine years as a Cub Scout and a
Boy Scout. He was awarded his Eagle
in !949. Jim progressed through the
Order of the Arrow in three different
councils; his Ordeal was in Charlotte,
his Brotherhood came from Georgia,
and his Vigil was completed in Hick
ory. This pattern continues. Dr. Knox
enjoys helping our young men de
velop, He was an assistant scoutmas
ter for ten years but now is the District
Unit Commissioner with Troop 336
(acting as liaison between the troop
and the district).
When asked of his greatest chal
lenge in scouting. Dr. Knox replied
that "rejuvenatniga troop in Georgia”
was probably the most difficult. This
reporter believes it was also your most
rewarding and memorable experience
of scouting. Thank you Dr. Knox, for
your kindness and commitment.
Forgive the oxymoron, but it appro
priately describes the current state of
technology. !n the coming year, Phi
Theta Kappa members will consider
"Science and Technology: Building a
New Creation” — this will be their
honors topic for the 1994/1995 edu
cational year. These scholars will incor
porate art, music, drama, and rhetoric
to express this theme throughout
Robert Doyle spoke about science
and technology at the March 1st meet
ing of Alpha Kappa Omega (WCC’s
Phi Theta Kappa chapter), Robert
provoked some deep thoughts from
his discussion of technology. Some
jest ensued his request to list positive
and negative technological advances.
Someone suggested that computers
were detrimental (what audacity).
Indubitably, then, biological warfare
is beneficial, and solar heating systems
are manifestations of evil.
Seriously, technology is neither
good nor bad. Mr, Doyle presented
that technology was ethically neutral.
Nuclear fission spawned the atomic
bomb and nuclear powered electrical
generators (and glow-in-the-dark
Russians). Internal combustion
engines made realities of a global
neighborhood and of air pollution.
Medical advances significantly extend
lifetimes and bring the population to
an unparalleled increase.
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