g EDITORIALS / LETTERS
FEBRUARY 6, 1984
Is sportsmanship dead?
What has happened to good sportsmanship these days? Is it
a decency that has gone tlje way of hula hoops and platform
Example: North Carolina State University’s men’s basketljall
team visited Duke a few weeks ago. Duke, well-known for its
crowd antics during a game, did not surprise the team. The
students waved Domino’s pizza boxes in the the face of Lorenzo
Charles, who was charged with stealing pizzas in 1982. They
threw a potato on the floor when Anthony "Spud” Webb came out
on the floor. Tt»ey chanted one-two-three-four-five when one of
the players fouled out of the game.
Well, that’s Just Duke, right? Certainly we at Meredith need
not even worry about such antics when we treat our opponents
with such respect. Ttiink again.
Last Tuesday night, Meredith girls were urged to come to the
Meredith-St. Mary’s game dressed like a ’‘St. Mary’s girl.” The
attire for a St. Mary’s girl iricluded lots of rrake-up, jean jacket,
blue jean mini-skirt, athletic socks, clogs, and add-a-beads.
Team support should be a priority arrong Meredith students,
but there are more positive ways of support than that shown for
the St. Mary's game. Can you im^ine going to a Meredith game
at St. Mary’s to see all their students dressed as “Meredith girls”?
TWs mocking attitude on. behalf of the students is not very
constructive for the team.
Support Meredith athletics and cheer loudly for the Angels.
But remember that who shows the best sportsmanship is the real
winner of the game.
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Focus needed on cooperation
by Kathy Seeger
As It stands, the spring
semester on the Meredith
campus is going to be centered
heavily in the spirit of
cooperation which is a tradition
here. Therefore, I feel that these
projects which rely so nuch on
cooperation from the entire
Nteredith community are worthy
of mentioning in this column.
One activity which is a
tradition at Meredith is the
hectic Rush Weeks sponsored
by the Phis and Astros. These
activities seek to Involve the
freshmen and transfers as well
as upperclassmen. The time of
Rush for both societies reminds
all Phi and Astro members of
their commitment to their
societies and to their com
munity. in trying to familiarize
myself with these societies, I
have been very surprised to leam
of the enomrK>us contributions
v\^ich these organizations make
to Meredith as well as to the
Wake County area. Rease give
them both your support this
represents the old traditions as
well as the new innovations in
education, several classes this
spring are involved in smalt
group projects of all kinds. This
group activity method is being
used in several business
courses as vwll as in the speech
classes. While the skills being
taught in each msyorare imp
ortant in and of themselves, it is
also important to note the value
of the skills taught within these
groups; Many of these groups
are also involved in research
projects which directly rely on
i^ponses of various members
of the student population. I am
sure there will be many surveys,
polls, and questionnaires
circulating around campus.
Rease take the time to fill out
these items as completely and
as accurately as possible. This
action on your part will make
the tasks of these groups much
easier and their results more
Looking forward to
Founders' Day and Stunt, it is
easy to anticipate the need at
this particular time in our
college careers for all of us to
band together to help one
another. This will be a time
when the Freshmen can leam a
lot from the upperclassmen.
Let’s hope that this Spring will
truly be a time of growth and
flowering for all of us at
Overcoming first date anxieties
by Kelli Falk
Have you ever had the “first
date” anxieties? You are sitting
at the restaurant table playing
with your food, wondering if
this guy will end up being your
boyfriend. Now there Is a new
Tell your date to repeat the
following sayings rapidly three
times. They are: (I) Bad blood,
good blood; (2) Unique New
York; (3) Fruit float. If he can
say all three sayings three times
with a deep concentration and
no problems, this means he is-
too stuffy and mature for you.
Stop dating this guy im
mediately! If he can say the
sayings only two times with
some difficulty and a little
laughter, he is a good sport and
can have fun. Keep dating this
guy, he shows promise. If he
cannot say any of the sayings
once, begin to worry. Either it
takes him a.Iong time to catch
on to anything or he does not
speak any English.
TTiis test will help you
decide the outcome of your first
date. There is no reason for
girls to experience anxieties
just to find out if he is the right
one. Give, him thie test!
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