October 21,1992 page five Campus Sports Self-defense workshop offered to Meredith community by Christina Peoples The SafeSkills program was held Sept. 24 and 30 in Weatherspoon Gym, as well as a training session for RAs and RDs. The program will be offered again on Oct. 22 and 26. The instructors are Kathleen Hopwood and Eliza beth Seigler. Between them, these women have over 30 years of expe rience in the crime and violence prevention field. Both Hopwood and Seigler emphasize the impor tance of being psychologically as well as physicallly prepared to meet the challenge of a confrontation. SafeSkills incorporates both ver bal and physical techniques in a three- hour program. The main points of the agenda were as follows: assessing personal danger, knowing options, ef fective resistance, ploys attackers use, and verbal assertiveness. The program teaches four steps to both aquaintance and stranger rape. Despite the stereotypes associated with rape, 60-75 percent of all reported rapes are committed by someone the victim knows. In acquaintance i^)e the four steps are intrusion into personal space with touching or sexual language, desenitization or the dismissing of un comfortable feelings by the victim. White Iris Ball considered a success by Kate Stewart The 1992 White Iris Ball, sponsored by the Meredith Enter tainment Association, was held last Saturday night at the Raleigh Civic Center. According to Jill Tuttle of MEA, the event was a huge suc cess. Tuttle explained that since the ball she has gotten a good re sponse from some of those who had attended and felt in particular that the new laser light show at the ball went very well. Ticket sales were strong this year as there were ap proximately 1,200 people in atten dance. The decorations for this years’ White Iris Ball crystal bowls with irises and greenery around them along with balloons that were scattered around. In addition to the decorations, veteran ball-goers may have noticed that the ball did feature a bigger dance floor than in years past According to Christina Peoples, freshman, the ball was a lot of fun because everyone seemed to feel com fortable since the atmosphere was nice but not too formal. She also enjoyed the decorations as she felt that they were nice and simple. The deejay at the ball also did a good job. Peoples commented on the music by saying, “I loved it because he played a wide variety of music, which covered everyone’s tastes.” Maradlth aatwork / c«l«id*p mats / Job Idotla^o 2:00 pa Daut^ch DlraVt: |8 7:00 pa Foaalo Alcohol isa 8:00 pa Fila Reviows 9:00 pa Low lapact Aerobics 3:00 pa Doutsch Dlrekt 18 4:00 pa Proqol CSiapter 4 7:00 pa Alcohol Awaroness Video 7:30 pa Fila Reviews n ;P> No Prograaming Scheduled II I i'l iiiiiiiii >i (iwHii 7:00 pa Beyond Brochures (Alcohol Awareness Video) 7:30 pm Fila Reviews 9:00 pa Low lapact Aerobics Ti H- 11:00 am Prego! Chapter 4 2:00 pa Deutsch Direkt #8 yV 2:00 pa Drunk Driving: An Act of Violence 2:30 pa Fila Reviews 10:00 an Prego1 Chapter 4 y;. MO Prograaaing scheduled isolation, and assault. Stranger rape involves searching for a vulnerable victim, testing the victim by the reac tion to the rapist’s approach, isola tion, and assault. If confronted, before physically fighting back, a person should act confident not vulnerable, deal with uncomfortable feelings, say “no,” and yell and/or run. If physically fighting back is the only option, then act quickly and strike the target areas: the eyes, nose, throat, groin, knees, and feet Scottie Eustis, a freshman who attended the program, said, “I learned a lot. I definitely feel more confident. I think I would have the courage to take control of the situation if some thing ever came up.” Shannon Smith, freshman, said, “I found the information helpful and useful. It was actually kind-of fiin. I encourage others to take the class. It was a well-spent $20.” With the statistic that one in three women will be assaulted in their lifetimes, self-defense is a very beneficial program. If you are inter ested in attending a session of SafeSkills, contact your RA or your RD, or contact SafeSkills at P.O. Box 61643, Durham, NC. Flag football victors determined by Sara Maultsby The flag football intramurals ended in an exciting final game. Third Faircloth defeated First and Second Faircloth for the Superbowl title on Oct. 6. On OcL 7, the Student/Faculty football game was held. Even though the game ended in a tie, the faculty dominated most of the game, with thestudents coming from behind to keep the faculty in check. The game was filled with great spirit and fun. Dr. Michael Novak, History department, said, “It was the best spirited game I’ve ever played in.” He summed up the faculty’s performance by saying, “ For a bunch of old guys, we did pretty good against all those stars.” Meredith students volunteer for NC Star by Kimbeiiy Zucker North Carolina Students Teach and Reach (NC Star) gives middle and high school students a chance to learn about racial tolerance in a safe environment. College students go into schools and lead discussions on these topics. Their three main objectives are to help students practice racial tolerance, to improve human relationships in schools and communities, and to improve the educational environment in schools. Meredith has about thirty students involved in the program. To be a NC Star volunteer, the students must go through facilitation and diversity training. This training involves interactive training, role-playing, and brainstorming. The training sessions are offered at different colleges throughout the year. The next one is Nov. 5, in Chapel Hill. More training sessions will be offered in the Raleigh area next semester. NC Star began in 1990 during the 30th anniversary of the Greensboro Sit-Ins. By 1991, six school systems were involved in NC Star. There were 15,000 public school students working with 300 college students. Robert Hawkins, the director of NC Star, feels that the program teaches not only how to deal with racial tolerance, but also how to raise self-esteem. This program sheds a positive light on sensitive issues by providing a role model to which high school students are able to relate. Once involved in the program, the volunteers often branch out to other community services. NC Star is a way that people can give back help and support to their communities in many different forms.

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