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Volume 79 Issue 3
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Luis Melean proudly displays the pendulum experiment
that he constructed in his Physics lab this week.
Photo by Heather Glissen
Busted near the lake
Students encounter Security
Campus security confiscated the
I.D.s of approximately 40 students
at a gathering by the lake the
evening of August 25.
Many of these predominantly
first-year students had not con
sumed and did not possess illegal
substances, and therefore ques
tioned why they were disciplined.
First-year student Laura
Goldman says, "I had no alcohol
on me. I was completely sober. I
was just enjoying the drums."
Goldman and other students
whose I.D.s were taken received a
letter from Assistant Academic
Dean Dick Dyer warning them of
the consequences of violating
school policy on alcohol consump
tion. "In keeping with State and
Federal law, consumption of alco
hol while under the age of 21 is
prohibited and judicial charges can
result from such activity. The col
Guilford College, Greensboro, N.C.
lege is required to enforce State
and Federal law," the letter quotes
from the Student Handbook.
Many of the students present,
such as Christy Herbes, are angry.
"It is security's job to break up a
potential party, and I can respect
that. Yet, when security starts ac
cusing students and writing them
up for actions concerning illegal
substances that many of them were
not guilty of, then security has
overstepped its bounds," she as
Matt Pruden, another first-year
student whose I.D. was taken,
comments, "That night, I really
didn't know what their [security's]
main intention was. I knew some
people were being busted for al
cohol. Security told me and the
people I was with that they wanted
to keep the noise down and end
what was going on, and make sure
that we were all Guilford students.
My problem is that they're being
unclear about whether or not I got
Literary Magazine to
be Radically Changed
The editors of the literary maga
zine, irate with recent editions of
The Piper, will change the content
and format of the publication.
They also wish to end its "elitist"
image. To symbolize the transfor
mation, a new name will be de
"The school needs a change,"
Co-Editor Christopher Huggins
declares, "this is everybody's
chance to get something done."
Chris Bryce and Huggins are the
co-editors of the magazine, and
they are currently searching for a
third co-editor. "There is so much
good writing and art that hasn't
been tapped into—we're trying to
get into this," Bryce explains.
The Piper recently limited
works to poems and art and chose
a small percentage of submissions
to be published. The new maga
zine plans to integrate art and pho-
The gathering began around
9:00 p.m. on the bridge to the right
of the lake. It consisted of several
drummers and a small number of
listeners. As time wore on, more
At 10:30 p.m., campus security
arrived. According to student re
ports, around three or four secu
rity cars came and guards imme
diately stopped individuals, order
ing some to sit on the ground. The
crowd dispersed, with some stu
dents running from and others
walking toward the guards.
David Smith, one of the drum
mers and a first-year student, felt
that security's reaction was some
what appropriate. He explains, "I
don't think everybody should have
run like that. They don't know
how Guilford security works. It
would have run a lot more
smoothly if everyone had experi
ence with security."
tographs with prose fiction, essays,
plays, science fiction, poetry and
literary criticism. Bryce and
Huggins will publish the majority
of submissions, working with writ
ers to revise their pieces.
The school needs
a change, this is
chance to get
Submission boxes will be placed
at the Information Desk, the
mailroom, Hendricks Hall and the
Book Rack, which is the bookstore
and coffee shop on Friendly Ave.
Set to Share Success
Guilford has filled the vacant
post of Director of College Re
lations with the hiring of Mark
Owczarski was formerly As
sistant Director for Community
Relations at the University of
New York at Sumy Brook. He
comes here with a mission to
communicate all that is good
about Guilford College.
"Guilford is very distinctive,"
he notes, "so many liberal arts
colleges talk about faculty and
student relationships and student
centered education, but so few
deliver. Guilford College can
we are what we say we are.
People ought to know."
Owczarski interviewed and
had job offers at other institu
tions, mostly large research uni
versities. He jumped at the
chance to come to Guilford be
cause of the unique opportunity
to oversee a complete public re-
The deadline for the first semester
edition is Nov. 14.
The publication will be distrib
uted outside the Guilford commu
nity and outside material will be
Huggins claims this is a benefit
for novice writers because their
submissions will be "surrounded
by serious enough work that
people [outside as well as in the
college] will take it as something
to be reckoned with."
"There is no limit to what we can
and cannot publish," Huggins re
marks, "and we will cut down on
P.C. (political correctness) big
time." They will sponsor snake pit
readings in an effort to increase the
audience for student writers. They
want the magazine to have a more
This year's literary magazine
will be managed in a different way
than that of The Piper. Bryce and
Please see PIPER page 3
Dir. of College Relations
lations program. "[A small lib
eral arts college] is an environ
ment I haven't experienced to
this extent. I love it," he ex
In New York, Owczarski
heard that Guilford was an ex
cellent liberal arts college, but
no one was sure why. Journal
ists and public relations people
in the Triad area affirmed its
reputation, but could not explain
Please see OWCZARSKI page 3