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JANUARY 30, 1984
EDITORIALS / LETTERS
We want your questions
Last fall we had a column of questions. You may remember
some of them: What 1$ KC ‘83? Who picked out the colors for
Harris Hall? Why do Meredith girls always get obscene phone
calls? These are just a few examples.
Students seem to Ise always questioning things on campus
but never taking any action. Perhaps they are not sure who to ask,
or they are afraid to ask. Perhaps they think they will get no
It seems Meredith students are often characterized as
apathetic and indifferent. However, this is not true. There are
many concerned students on campus who Just need a public
forum where their concerns can be heard.
TUeTwig plans to start running a weekly column In an at-
empt to answer some of your questions.
We wflll try to give you the best answer possibJe by going
to administrative officials, professors, and others who may be
knowledgeable in the particular field.
So, if you have a question about Meredith's policies or a
question about something going on around campus, write it on a
sheet of paper, fold It and write “Twig Questions” on the outside.
You may sign your name or Initials to the question. Then put it In
a Twig drop envelope. They are located at the Twig office. 2nd
Cateandoutsldeof 305 Barefoot. Your answer will appear In the
Twig in a couple of weeks.
Remember, your questions can be answered. So. if you are
wcHidering about something on campus, please write!
THE TWiQ welcomes letters to the editor and con
tributions of columns to the editorial pages.
All contributions should t>e typed, double spaced, and are
subject to editing.
Column writers should include their majors and hometowns;
each letter should include the writer's name, address, and tele
phone number. Unsigned letters will not be printed.
Bring letters and columns by THE TWIQ office, or 306
RALEIQH, NOI^TH CAROUNA 27611
Anne White Julia Smith
Linda Cheek '
Ellen Austin, Laura Payne
Dr. Thomas Parramore
Ms. Rhoda Sowers
: The TWIG welcomes comment and will give prompt
i con-sideration to any criticisms submitted in writing
and signed by the writer.
Po "You ThiMK
ORWeU waf) RIGHT?
Letters to the editor
[Editor’s Note: This letter from
December graduates was
received too iate to prM in the
final issue of last semester]
As upcoming graduates of
Meredith College, we are writing
to warn other students who may
t^e contemplating the folly of a
December .graduation. While
there are undeniable benefits
associated with graduating at
this time • the Job market Is
much less crowded, for'one -
there are certain drawl^ack8 that
should be noted.
First, don’t expect any
official recognition of your
achievement. As a December
graduate, you are an anomaly
and treated as such. Sure, there
may be one or two token recep
tions, ostensibly-in your tionor,
but these are plagued by stu
dent, faculty, and administra
tive apathy. The reception held
at the Alumnae IHouse was a
farce - some students arrived in
blue jeans, no one knew what to
expect, there were few repre
sentatives of the administra
tion, and no organized program
or speech. Surely graduates de
sen/e better than this!
Second, no provision is
made for the announcement of
your transition from college to
the real world. You want a plain
announcenwit. or possibly one
with the school seal? Forget it.
The school store blithely states
that we i^ve to order when the
May graduates do - and so an
nounce our “graduation" five
months after the fact. If you
wish to inform friends and rela
tives any earlier, you must en
list the sen/ices of a private
Third, you are unrealis-
tlcally expected to return in May
to participate in the class of
1984's ceremonies. If you prefer
to have your diploma mailed,
you will encounter raised eye
brows and be told that simply
everyone returns in May.
“Everyone” must-not have job
commitments, travel costs, and
inaccessability to deal with.
We feel that ttie thrlty-two
December graduates did not de
sen/e such sh££)by treatment.
We hope l^etter provisions will
be made In the future for stu
dents wtK> do not choose to
graduate in May.
Some type of organized
affair should be arranged to
mai1 this Important event. Per
haps a banquet or sit-down
dinner with Dr. Weems and
other school officials present?
Invitations should say whether
such a function is C9sual, semi-
fomial, etc. Finally, arrange
ments should tw made with
Jostens for those Decemt)er
girls who wish to purchase
It is unfortuante that this
unpleasant situation has
marred what otIwnA/lse has
been a great experience. We
have all enjoyed the years we’ve
spent here, and leave luleredith
with many happy memories. We
only hope some action will be
taken to con«ct the inequities
suffered by December grad
Carol L ynne McCann
To the editor:
I would like to express my
gradltude and thank you to 1)
CCA (Rhoda too!) ,2) 3rd
Barefoot and 3) the 1983 Christ
mas Committee. Without the
help, moral support and physi
cal support from the above
groups the dance wwjutd have
never taken place. But most im
portant I would like to thank
each student for their atten
dance to the dance - for it was
for you and you wlw made
"Winter Wonderland" a BIG
Thank you Everyone,
Big-Lil Sister relationship -
Is the tradition dying?
By Kelli Falk
The Big-Lil' Sister program
is atradition that not only is im
portant, but stK>uld be con
tinued throughout Meredith's
future. This tradition can only
continue If everyorfe cooperates
and takes some initiative. Big
sisters as well as little sisters
have as much responsibility In
continuing this tradition. How
ever. an apathetic attitijde dis
played by some is strongly
The program should bring
together the gap between un
derclassmen and upperclass
men, making Meredith a more
unified place. All big sisters
need to make the first cnjcial
steps. Big sisters should ap-
rosch and welcome their little
sisters. If they have not received
a little sister, they should take It
upon themselves to get one
through their class officers.
However, when first steps are
taken, the little sisters should
•.. f^\oy( jhtpusyn,, DW you tharik •
your big sister? Did you sug
gest another time for lunch,
movie or ice cream?
On the other hand, there
are many successful Big-Lil'
Sister relationships. I have
three wonderful little sisters:
Amy, Sheila, and Sharon. Re
member that all big sisters as
w«ll as little sisters have a re
sponsibility towarH-^ each
other. With a little effort on
both sides, lifetime friendships
can be developed.