Vol, I, No. 3 Meredith College, Raleigh. N.C. 27607 Feb. 13,1986
National tragedy turns into
Mr. John Whitehurst teaches in
Meredith's Chemistry Department.
by Casey Bass, Features Editor
On Tuesday, Jan. 28. the nation
watched in disbelief as the Space Shuttle
Challenger exploded in mid-air. This
tragedy took the lives of seven astronauts,
one of which was Michael J. Smith, of
Mr. John Whitehurst, a member of
Meredith’s part-time faculty in the Chem
istry Department has been personally
affected by this accident. Whitehurst and
Smith grew up on neighboring farms in
Whitehurst reminisced about Smith’s
'Itza Pizza’ takes bite
out of Domino’s sales
by Julie Beil, Features Reporter
Last semester a new pizza business,
Itza Pizza, was created by ARA Food
Service on Meredith’s campus with the
novelty idea of delivering pizzas straight
to the students' dorm room. This gim
mick gave Itza Pizza instant popularity
“Sales were up to 30-40 pizzas a night
when we first opened, and we even cut
into Domino's sales!” said Mike Tutle,
ARA Food Service Manager. Tutle had
been working closely with the creation of
Itza Pizza last sem^ter.
Problems occurred from students com
plaining of crusts being too chewy. The
crust was chewy because it was pre
cooked and refrigerated to cut down on
the overall time of taking the order to
delivering the pizza to the dorm room.-
These complaints have changed the
way the pizza is cooked. “The dough of
the crust is made fresh daily and the sauce
has been improved,” said Donna Cress, a
student worker employed at Itza Pizza.
Another student worker who delivers for
Itza Pizza, Charlotte Kinnard, said, “I
have seen great improvements this semes
ter over last. No only is the pizza better
but it takes only 7!^ minutes to deliver to
the senior dorms!"
The students are pleased with these
changes. “It was good and I don't have to
go down to Johnson Hall.. I love hot
pizza,” said Stephanie Gaye, a student at
Itza Pizza plans to continue its services
to Meredith students as long as the
demand stays high.
Fee charged to i
responsibility in students
by Kim Allen, News Editor
In an effort to stop what the Dean of
Students Office calls random moving in
the dormitories, a S2S fee will now be
charged to students who move for no
“legitimate” reason, according to Janice
McClendon of the Oftice of the Dean^of
McClendon said the fee instated by the
Dean of Students Onice was initiated in
the fall ofi98S.
’’If there is a legitimate reason, no fee is
charged,” said McClendon. McClendon
cited very different lifestyles, such as;
messy vs. neat, smoker vs. non-smoker,
and loud vs. quiet, as examples of legiti
So far, McClendon said, there have
been no fees collected, because “For the
last semester and this semster the new rule
was not used at all. We have had very few
charges and ihey have all been very
lifelong dream of flying. Growing up so
close to each other, the two boys spent
many hours fishing and talking.
“We had been out in the pondrwaiting
all day for the fish to bite, and they finally
were complying. No sooner did Mike gel
a bite on his pole, when a few jet flew
above from the nearby base. Cherry
Point. Mike dropped his pole and said,
“John, that’s going to be me someday,”
“I even remember times when Mike
would call time-out from football games
to watch the jets fly overhead,” White
hurst said. “He was that serious about
flying, it was his dream.r
The two men hadn’t seen each other for
about fifteen years. However, Smith was
in Raleigh last November, to address a
group of science teachers. Whitehurst
recalled how excited Smith was about his
upcoming shuttle flight.
“He was achieving his ultimate dream.”
There was to have been a celebration in
Beaufort this spring. Smith had taken a
Beaufort County flag onto the shuttle
with-him. He was going to have the other
astronauts sign it. and then take it back to
Beaufort this spring.
“It was going to be a very joyous occa
sion,” Whitehurst added. “[ am very glad
to have known him. He was lucky in a
way; he was doing what made him happy
when he died."
1 ne two men naan I seen eacn ocner lor wnen ne aiea.
‘Jazz Age’ world premiere haunts
by Cathy Manning. News Reporter
“Meredith Performs” has opened the
curtain in studio theatre to its first world
premiere production, “Tales of the Jazz
“The production has never been done
anywhere... it’s original, but at the same
time it’s not,” pirector John Creagh said.
“Tales of the Jazz Age” dramatically por
trays the non-dramatic literature of the
i920's in“an anthology carefully arranged
to tell a story,” Creagh explained.
“Tales of the Jazz Age” is a type of
chamber theatre that is gaining popular
ity in the dramatic world. 'There aren’t
any stage directions,” said Creagh. “It
allows more creativity."
“You’re able to do more with the char
acter ... 1 have a lot of freedom to
interpret my character,” said Lisa Robie,
who plays Zelda Fitzgerald in the play.
Some of the literature the cast is using
to recreate the 20’s includes: The Great
Caisby and This Side of Paradise by F.
Scott Fitzgerald, and The Sun Also Rises
by Ernest H^ipingway. Creagh and his
staff arp t^ng to revive what Gertrude
Stein called a “Lost Generation" by por
traying the characters of these works as
ghosts who haunt the stage.
Members of the cast have had to
research their characters so that they
could portray their “ghosts” more
“I’m impressed with this cast’s prepara
tion and research,” said Creagh.
Tim Kattermann who portrays Ernest
Hemingway discovered that Hemingway
carried a rabbit's foot for good luck, and
“he refuses to go on stage without it,”
The ghostly cast and the haunting grey
stage lights will try “to manipulate the
mood of the audience, taking them up
high and then crashing down at the end...
I don’t want the audience to have any
expectations,” Creagh said.
The production is one act lasting an
hour and a half of 1920 literature, jazz
music and dance. “Tales of the Jazz Age"
is performed nightly at 8:00 p.m. in Stu
dio Theatre on February 7,8,13,14, and
1S, and a matinee on February 16 at 2:00
p.m. Admission is $5.00 for adults and
S3.00 for students.
Security assists student with room lock.