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Editor-in-Chief Laurie Daltroff
Asscxriate Editor Chris AAoran
Business Manager Alden Hanson
Advertising AAanager Chris Minter
Monday, February 19, 1973
Office Hours: 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. Weekdays
Phone 723-7961 Ext. 250
or call 727-1337
The elections committee is attempting to interest students this
year in the petition system of elections. This system allows any
eligible student to nominate herself for an office if she gets 10 per
cent of the student body's signatures on her petition.
The petition system words at other schools but has had a slow
start at Salem. ,\t Hollins all offices are filled by petitioning nomi
nees. At Salem, few if any nominations are made by petitioning.
The student body nominated eligible students for office on Feb
ruary 14. ,\t the time of nominations, several students’ names
were omitted from the eligibility list. These students were interested
in running for particular offices. Other interested students did not
receive enough votes to be considered nominees for offices.
Under our petition system all of these students may still be
nominated for student government offices. The nomination petition
ing began on Friday. Feb. 16. This will continue for two weeks dur
ing which interested students can circulate a petition among her
One irate student who wanted to run for office complained that
the petition procedure is "too much trouble.” That idea is absurd.
.A student merely must approach the elections committee with her
desire for candidacy. The committee has petitions already drawn
up and they circulate them after the potential candidate sign them.
Is this difficult?
Pot Disturbs Sleep
Galveston. Te.xas - (I.P.) - about four days and nights to
The chronic use of marijuana establish baseline values. The
changes sleep patterns - sleep subjects’ sleep patterns are then
patterns which, in turn, may af- monitored and recorded during
feet brain functioning and basic successive days of marijuana
phc siolosv. as well as^behavior - ",one-week re-
aeJording'to reports on human “very period. National surveys
research underwav at the Univer- ^ P"' of
sitv of Texas Medical Branch. marijuana smokers smoke at least
After the first seven days of ""
daily marijuana usage (one joint unreasonable amount, ’ the scien-
a dav ). the human subjects stu- bsts explain,
died'were found to have signi- receiving a daily dosage
ficantlv less of the deep stages ^^e dub-
of sleep which have been related showed
to basic biological restorative " deprivation of stages three and
processes " “nr sleep. Stage 4 or REM
Even ' after the subjects ^y® Movement) sleep is
stopped smoking marijuana at deepest level of sleep, in
the end of 10 successive days, "“nsal thresholds.
t^heir physiological responses in- the^a^elinek^^ dudnTlhe re"
dicate that the loss 01 the deeper
stages 01 sleep remains signifi- complained to
cantly less than they normally researchers of being “tired
get lor at least seven days^
These human research find- out prompting or questioning,
mgs have been confirmed by experiment to test the
similar findings in sleep studies hypothesis that chronic marijua-
under way by researchers at the ,^3 usage disturbs the sleep-wake-
Lniversity of Florida as reported fulness cycles was suggested by
at the American Psychiatric As- incidental observations of
sociation meeting in Florida last changes in the sleep records of
y^^y^ . cats being monitored for other
In human subjects, normal experiments by UTMB research-
sleep patterns are checked for
Monday, February 19
Vermont College Replaces
Editor Laura Turnaga
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tion Intercollegiate Press
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Voice of the Salem Community.
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Salem, N. C. 27108.
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Burlington, Vt. - (EP-) --
"This has been a year for debates
about academic freedom at the
University ot Vermont, ob
serves Dr. Dean C. Corrigan,
dean ot College of Education,
in a recent paper entitled “Aca
demic Freedom tor Students.
“It’s interesting to observe
that most of the comments 1
have heard focused on academic
freedom for faculty. Very little,
if any, of the dialogue has con
cerned itselt with the issue of
academic freedom for students.
It appears as though the Univer
sity of Vermont academic com
munity has not yet come to the
realization that the freedom ot
both students and faculty is re
ciprocal, any restriction on the
students’ freedom to learn will
inevitably adversely affect the
professors’ freedom to teach.”
Even though they should be
self-evident, some basic value
premises that are essential for
academic freedom of students
are worthy of mentioning here.
The students’ freedom to learn
is a complement of the faculty
member’s freedom to teach. An
academic community dedicated
to ideals will safeguard the one
as vigorously as it does the other.
All college programs should
be predicated on the notion
that the individual student is an
intelligent, resourceful human
being, capable of making decis
ions about his own education.
Students must have an oppor
tunity to reject what they con
The only way students, or for
that matter any of us. learn to
be responsible is by having a
chance to be irresponsible.
Responsibility is learned by
having the opportunity to make
choices and deal with the con
One student, who dropped
out recently, stated the problem
of relevance to me in this way,
“My university education has
prepared me for the best of all
non-existent worlds. I’ve got to
‘leave the womb’ and see if I
can do something.”
In today’s world as the
VISTA motto says, “If you’re
not part of the solution you’re
part of the problem.” Camus
states the challemge of this par
ticular time in history and its
consequences in his book. Re
sistance, Rebellion and Death.
Because information now be
longs to everyone (the mass me
dia has seen to that), there is no
such thing as inaction. Once
knowing and not acting is in fact
an action. One chooses not to
act. The excuse of not being a-
ware as a reason for inaction is
no longer valid in our world.
There is much reason to be
lieve that the present-day dis
satisfaction with our education
system stems in large measure
from one simple factor. That is,
that our society offers but one
legitimate, sanctioned occupa
tion for its youth, aged 12 to 22
- attendance at school.
For the past ten years, I have
talked with school superinten
dents about running essentially
custodial institutions. They re
sented my remarks, but today
are the first to make that very
point. The same thing can now
be said of the colleges.
Presently in our universities,
we have enclaves made up of stu
dents who have learned to play
the game of disinterestedness. In
such circumstances, there is an
alienation of the mind. Wliat is
missing is something in which to
believe. Youth who have been
kept away from the work-a-day
world have never had
to feel they can do something to
help their generation survive. Ed-
ucation must change. It must
help our young people develop
a sense of belonging to a com.
munity in a proud way.
by Sarah Dorriar
Contrary to popular belief, all those social psychology question
naires you find in your boxes every year really ARE used for some
thing besides scratch paper! One of my psych major friends sug-
gested that 1 might find some interesting tidbits in the pilot studies,
so I went off in pursuit of Dr. Karnes. After rummaging around in
her office we finally reached the conclusion that the folders of pilot
studies were in Mrs. Mock’s office. They were. I’ve read through
reams of them, and here are the resulting tidbits!
In a survey of Salem and WFU girls, twenty-nine Salem girls
thought the honor system was effective and respected as compared
to only nineteen WFU women. As for student government, 32 Sa-
lemites thouglit it necessary and effective while only 25 WFU women
On the subject of transferring from Salem:
The reasons in order of their importance are:
a better department in a major
planned to transfer after two years
15 of 25 students transferred to in-state universities
What about post-college plans?
Seniors and freshmen were asked three questions. Here are
1. What do you hope to be doing the September after you
Seniors: Career with marriage
Career with marriage
2. What do you really and truly think you will be doing
the September after you graduate?
Seniors: Career without marriage
Career with marriage
Freshmen: Career without marriage and career with
3. What do you think you will be doing ten years fi
Both chose: Career with marriage and kids
Marriage with kids
Conclusion: Not so many southern girls go to college
with the big goal of snatching a husband as
some people claim.
Adjectives most often chosen as ideal characteristics for
fathers and boyfriends:
responsible (66%), considerate (66%), affectionate OOW
interests wide (42%), ambitious (40%)
Those least often chosen:
sentimental, charming, cautious, efficient
Clewell: loud, cliquish, hell-raising, fun-loving, and friendly
Babcock: quiet, friendly, socially-minded, fun-loving, ^
Students choose dorm with the stereotype in mind.
A study conducted by rating ten recent movies as to amountj|
noticeable sex revealed that we are becoming immune to sex
nudity on the screen.
Sexual attitudes at Salem, WFU, and UNC:
11 out of 20 Salem women had experienced j
as compared to 5 of 20 at WFU, and 8 of 20 atChaF
50% of those having intercourse used none or risky
of birth control. ,
At Salem 8 of the 11 used birth control, as compare
3 of 5 at WFU and 8 of 8 at Chapel Hill.
Point to ponder: Forever is a compound of nows. , ,
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