Volume IX, Issue 9
Raleigh, North Carolina
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• Presidential candidates and
their running mates wound up their
their campaign tours on Monday
and Tuesday. Senator A1 Gore,
Vice presidential candidate, was
in Raleigh, Monday morning.
Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton
was in Colorado, Tuesday morn
ing. President Bush campaigned
in Louisville, Ky, Monday. Ross
Perot was is Dallas, Tex., Mon
• Magic Johnson retired from
professional basketball for the
second time on Monday. Contro
versy has surrounded the Los
Angeles Lakers player since he
announced his comeback Sept 29.
He cited other players’ concerns
about playing against him as the
reason for his retirement
• Black faculty members at
the University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill, who have sup
ported ablack cultural center, have
recently received threatening let
ters accusing them of not pushing
hard enough for the center.
• In ACC football, Florida
State leads the conference with a
7-0 record, with UNC in second
and North Carolina State in third.
• Jerry Garcia of the Grateful
Dead performed at a Halloween
concert after being off-tour since
August Garcia returned after an
illness and is now on a strict diet
and exercise program.
• Married actors, Tom Cruise
and Nicole Kidman, are to spon
sor a Christmas treat at Le Bonheur
Children’s Medical Center in
Memphis, Tenn. Cruise will be
filming The Firm , based on the
John Grisham novel, in Tennes
New dimension added to Cornhuskin'
by Amity Brown
In an effort to curb the ten
sions from Cornhuskin’ last year,
Meredith Recreation Association
(MRA) sponsored “Cornhuskin’
Entertainment’’ Monday night
The upperclassman side of
Belk Dining Hall was filled, with
students filling all available seats,
sitting on the floor and on tables,
and standing along the walls.
“I’m speechless. The atten
dance we had tonight has been un
believable,” said Stephanie
Hubbard, MRA President.
During “Cornhuskin’ Enter
tainment” the class co-chairs re
vealed their classes’ themes in a
skit The Freshman theme is “The
Rainbow Connection,” the Sopho
more theme is “Movin’ Right
Along,” the Junior theme is
“Uniquely One Forever,” and Se
nior theme is “Going Out with a
The skit was parody of a class
room, with Heather Thomassou,
junior co-chair, as the teacher. Her
Cornhuskin' co-chairs announce thei/ themes in a skit
Monday night This was the first year that themes were
announced before Thursday night
“pupils” were “model student” Mandy
Dill, senior chair; Sharon Thornes,
junior co-chair; Leah Ritchie and Jen
nifer Borowicz, sophomore co-chairs;
and Georgette McGill and Starlotte
Smith, freshman co-chairs.
The group wound up the skit
with the “Pledge of Cornhuskin’.”
“I think Cornhuskin’ is more
positive this year than ever,” said Dill,
commenting on the efforts to keep
tensions down by announcing themes.
photo by Tracey Rawls
After the skit, the Traditions
co-chairs, Ellen Powers and Amy
Willard, announced the rules for the
scavenger hunt which followed
According to Willard and Pow
ers, each class must hide an object
two feet by two feet, with at least six
inches showing. The goal of the
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Meredith to offer trip to Italy in 1993
Have you wanted to see
Michelangelo's Sistine Ceiling or
his Davttf? Have you had a longing
to float down a Venetian canal in a
gondola or ride a ski lift in the
"If you have," said Dr. Carolyn
Grubbs, "come with us on a
Meredith trip to Italy from May
12-27, 1993. We will be going
there just after graduation for 17
days of sights, study and fun."
Dr. Carolyn Grubbs of the his
tory department, Mrs. Blue
Greenberg of the art department
and Mrs. Nancy Smith, Meredith
'87 will be the tour leaders.
"We have hand-picked the cit
ies to see, so this tour is tailored espe
cially for our students and a study of
the Italian renaissance," said Grubbs.
"One of the cities we will visit is
Perugia and I'm very excited about
that, because I was there for a whole
sununer, studying at the university,"
Greenberg said. "Perugia is a hill
town that was founded by the
Etruscans. In fact, one of the few
Etruscan gates left is here and you
should see the buses inch their way
Perugians boast that they have the
first renaissance fountain in all of Italy.
It's in front of their cathedral,"
The tour begins in Rome, with a
visit to the Vatican and the Sistine
Ceiling, whichhasjustbeen cleaned.
Greenburg said, "This generation of
visitors will see the ceiling as close to
the way Michelangelo painted it as
any generation since it was finished."
From Rome, the group will go to
Florence, Venice and Lake Como.
The approximate cost of the trip
is $2550, which includes air fare,
hotel, all transfers, admissions, all
breakfasts and seven diimers.
Students can earn three hours
credit in interdisciplinary studies or
The trip is also open to faculty
and staff. For more information,
contact Dr. Grubbs, x8589.