NEWSPAPEfl OF THE STUDENTS
OP MEREt^TH COLLEQE,
VOLUME LXIll NUMBER 25
APRIL 29, 7985
PHIS, ASTROS TEAM TO HELP SAVE BOY’S LIFE
by Cynthia L Church
While most seven-year-olds are
playing baseball, riding bicycles and
eating Junkfood, Daniel Mc'Han isn’t. In
stead, he sits in his hospital bed reading
letters, watching television and hoping
that he willbecured of the problems he
has had since he was six weeks old.
Daniel’s life has not been easy.
Every day is a challenge. He has gastro
esophageal reflex, which is a malfun
ction of the sphincter valve that connects
the esophagus with the stomach. At the
side of his mouth, Daniel has a tube that
enters his shoulder. Food goes through
this tube down to his stomach. He is us
ually fed through an I.V.; however, when
he does eat “he wants a Big Mac." said
his father, TTiomas McHan.
Recently, Daniel concluded his for
ty-first operation. The main goal of the
operations are to reconnect his esopha
gus; however, other corrective surgery
has taken place. Thomas McHan said
that Daniel lives his life day to day and
never knows what difficulties He ahead.
Daniel's Illness is not the only prob
lem the McHans face. Paying the medical
bills is another. Although the insurance
is paying about 80 percent of the
$300,000 medical bill, the 20 percent is
still a strain. McHan has been fired from
three of his jobs t>ecause he spends so
much time with Daniel. McHan said he
hates not working, but Daniel needs him.
“1^ son Is more important to me than
any Job,” said McHan. He added that
while at work he can only think of Daniel.
"It’s twice as hard to be away from him.
Sometimes I just sit and cry like a baby.”
WRAL recently did a story on the
McHans and urged the community to do
nate money to help pay the bills and
write to Daniel because he loves mail.
The Phis and Astros at Meredith College
saw the news clip and felt the urge to get
involved. Next year both societies will
hold fundraisers to help with the medical
On May 4, 1985 from 10 a.m. to 7
p.m., a camival will be held at Cary High
School. The Phis are co-sponsoring this
ewent wrtth tti^'American Catering and
Games, Inc. All Meredith students, fa
culty. and administration are urged to
contribute and join in the fun.
If you and-or your organization are
interested In helping, call either Melinda
Wrenn or Donna Wilson.
by Kelli Milsted
What are you doing with your sunrt-
mer? Going home? Working at Hardee’s?
Living at the beach? There are a million
things to do during a summer, but a few
students have chosen to spend their
summer in a very unique way-summer
Summer missions is a term that In
cludes many jobs ranging from camp
nearly unlftmed: "Aim^-kl diahorrina-
tlons of churches have camps that need
counselors, reCTeatlon staff, and others.
The Baptist church offers positions in
home and foreign missions, local church
youth wort(, evangelism teams, camps,
and a wkJe variety of others. Summer
missionaries don’t earn a lot of money,
but most jobs include room and board.
Seniors, it is that time of year for
mixed emotions - happy to be gradua
ting, yet sad to be leaving behind many
happy mentories made at Meredith. We
have spent three years together and have
made many special friendships and
memories - some happy, some sad. We
would like to reflect on the happy mem
ories and wish each and everyone of you
good luck in the future:
The experience of giving of yourself all
summer is where the real value is.
These are sonfie of the students who
will be working summer missions this
summer: Camp Caswell: Amy Flowers,
Sherri Bryan, Deborah Hurlburt, Beth
Threatt and Karen Mann; Intern In Chap
lain’s office at Dorothea Dix: Kelley Mll-
stead; Youth Minister Associate, Mayes
Barton: Becky Evans; Apostolo; Team:
Marcte Taylor; Youth Corps: Tammy
Swar>n, Leigh Sneed, Julia McKeithan,
Laura Hartness, Julia Hamilton; Mundo
Vista: Lisa Ingram; Evangelism Rdm:
CirKly Phillips, Lisa Setzer, Debbie Pitts.
There ^ still a few positions avail
able. Ccmtact the campus minister’s of
fice for more details on how to get invol
ved in a great summer!
May the road rise to meet you
May the wind be always at your
May the sun shine warm upon your
The rain fall soft upon your fields,
And until we meet again, may God
Hold you In the palm of His hand.
Good-bye and good luck Seniors.
- The Junior Class
THE CROOK -
On Saturday, April 20, the “Crook"
was found by a member of the Junior
Class. This was an ^citing day for the
Class of ‘86; however, there was a ques
tion raised about how the Crook was
found and whether a njle was broken.
Rule Numt)er 7 states that “Only Mere
dith juniors may hunt the- “Crook.** The
officers of the Junior and Senior Classes
met to discuss the situation that arose
and unanin>ously decided that the “hunt”
was, indeed, legal and no rules were
College Center Association CCA) is
ery excited atxxit next year. We are al
ready planning for ne(t year's entertalrn
ment and would like your Input on who
we invite to the Meredith community.
CCA is responsible for such things as
Christmas Dance, movies, various enter-
tafngrs, and Spring Fling, if you have any
or would like to be on a committee
pt^i^ contact us. We are open fw any
Congratulations, JunlorB! A job well
At this time the Classes of ‘85 and
‘86 would like to express their unified
support and belief in the great traditions
at Meredith. They would like to challenge
the future classes to wort together as
thiey have to atrerigthen activities at
fvteredith and let the spirit of the tradition
liveon with anticipation, excitement, and
New officers and committee chairs
for 1985 - -86:
President - Charkrtte Kinnard
V-President - Sophie Grady
Secretary - Sara McMilllan
Treasurer - Elizabeth Homthal
Christmas Dance - Susan Newlin
and Dorcus Hoffsteler
Spring Fling - Kim Dupree
Publicity - Mary Louise Jones and
Mobies - Beth Miguel and Julia
Concert and Lectures - Mary Mills
The Class of '35
broken. . The Class of ‘86
CCA PSYCHED FOR COMING YEAR
CHANGES IN SUMMER SCHOOL SCHEDULE
The following changes have been made in the schedule of classes for summer school at Meredith:
2^50 BIO 9^0 Meeting time is 5:30-8:30 p.m.
25^1 BUS 33J Change course number to 251
5651 HEC 2^6 CANCEL
6066 PED liiO CANCEL
ADD 6051 PED 12it "Weight Training"
5271 SPA 101 CANCEL -
ADD 5272 SPA 102 "Elementary Spanish II"
Meets at 00-6:50 p.m.
7976 SPE 9^0 CANCEL
ADD 1516 ART 103 "Basic Color L Design"
ADD 15Z^- A^T,2^0 "Beg. Graphic Design"
2531 BUS -330 Change course number to ZiO' ' '
2601 BUS ^32 Change course' number to 332
5571 HEC 222 Meeting time is 1200-3:00 p.m.
5581 HEC 223 Meeting time is 12:00-3:00 p.m.
5591 HEC 224i Meeting time is 12:00-3:00 p.m.
ADD 5271 SPA 101 "Elementary Spanish /"
meeting time is ^:00-6:50 p-"’