Vol. XLV, No. Meredith College, Raleigh, N.C. 27607 Nov. 25,1985
Censorship policy at Meredith questioned
asked me to use my discnition.'*
Dr. Satujra Thomas, vice president
for student development, was also un
able to offer any deflnitioh of "good
taste.” Thomas added. “I was unaware
that she (Rhoda) had this authority.”
Thomas did a^ee that the college did
not have a censorship policy.
Two dormitory halls were instructed
to change their sweatshirt slogans this
semester because they were not exhibit*
ing "good taste” according to Sowers.
Michelle Pajak. sweatshirt designer
on the fourth floor of Vann said, "I
didn't think it was very fair at flrst. The
slogan was kind of risque. But. I don’t
think th^ should go around censoring
everything.” Fourth Vann’s original idea
was "It’s Always Better With The Girls
Continued on page 3
by Casey Bass, News Staff
All clubs and organizations at Mere
dith College must have their banners,
posters and sweatshirts approved by the
Director of Student Activities prior to
According to President John Weems,
Meredith has no censorship policy. How
ever, some banners, posters and sweat
shirts have been turned down this sem
"1 feel it is the responsibility of the
administration to provide leadership in
the representation of Merdith% image.
So, in some instances, yes, I guess you
Supply cans, as shown, line the walls
of the fallout shelters
by Susan Harris. News Staff
A 200 lb. black bear was captured by
the Raleigh police and wildlife officers
Monday morning between 7:30 and
8:30. but not before he took a tour of the
Meredith campus and surrounding Ra
"The bear was sighted near the stables
between 11:00 and 12:00 a.m. by Mere
dith security.” according to Chief Dan
Shattuck. head of security at Meredith.
The bear was kept in the general area of
could call it censorship,” said Dean of
Students Dprothy Sizemore.
Censorship is defined as having an
authorized person examine printed of
other materials and removing or sup
pressing what he or she considers objec
tionable. according to the American
Rhoda Stivers, director of student
activities, asked that all flyers, banners
and sweatshirts be taken to her office to
"This approval is to help the students.
.. make sure things are in good taste,”
When asked for a definition of "good
taste,” Sowers said, "Dean Sizemore has
by Vanessa Goodman. Prod. Mgr.
Locked fallout shelter doors and the
storage of cans lal>eled drinking water
have led to many unsolved questions
concerning safety on campus during the
threat of a disaster.
Casey Bass, a freshman at Meredith,
asked, "Why weren't we told what to do
in case of a tornado or told where these
shelters are during orientation, as we are
informed about fire plans?”
The dean of students. Dorotl^ J.
the stables and the president's home.
‘it is not really known how the bear
got to the campus.” said Lieutenant
A.D. Bachelor, of the Raleigh Police
Department. “He could have followed a
river. We just don’t know, but Wake
County is not known for its bears.”
"Everytime we got a sighting, between
the darkness and the fog,.he ran off,”
The bear was tranquilized and taken
from Pullen Park to a better suited
No one was ii^ured.
by Casey Bass; News Staif
Consplaiittffrom the Belk Dining'
Hal! stiiff and from one ai^ninistra-
tor triggered the writi^ of gniddines
for i»»Bers ptoced in the cafeteria.
"Someone. IB tive administration
said the banners in the dining hail
were tacky,” said Rhoda S>wws.
dtrect(»’ ^ stiSdent activities.”
T^adminisJraior asked not t^
Sizemore, said that students are ex
pected to follow the same procedure fcr
tornado drills as they did in high school.
According to Sizemore, “There is not
a set plan at Meredith for girls to folloy/
in case of a disaster.”
Sizemore did feel that thedistribution
of information concerning what to do in
Karen Mann and Beth Cunningham
have hi&iuifse disclosed.
Clahm wem also n»de the
banners were unoi^tneed ai^ were
below were formulated.
“ft has been brottgh to our
!ion thal the bistffe>'f
hail are not beir^-properly hmg.
Banners were avowed to be brought
Corybued on 3 ,
case of the threat of a tornado or other
disaster would be a good projea for the
Residence Hall Association.
Lizzy Mills, president of RHA, said,
"This will definitely be^ project that the
organization will take care of next sem
Continued on page 3
Cornhuskin’ I98S began with the flz*
zie of water fights Nov. ^and ended with
the bang of the class competition in
Jones Auditorium Thursday, Nov. 7.
The hostesses were Beth Cunningham
and Karen “Buzze” Mann who were
dressed up as Pebbles and Bam-Bam.
They helped carry out the overall theme
of Cornhuskin’ — “Back To The
The outcome of Cornhuskin’ was
close but the seniors captured the vic
Listed below are the results of Corn
Cooperation: 1st place^ seniors; 2nd
place, juniors; 3rd place, freshmen.
Attendance: 1st place, freshmen; 2nd
Continued on page 3
Bear spotted on Meredith campus
Seniors take Gornhuskin’
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