Volume IX, Issue R ’";
Raleigh, North Carolina
On Monday, President-elect
I Bill Clinton detailed plans for a
pre-Christmas economic summit
The summit will include U.S. busi
ness and economic leaders. The
gathering will be spent developing
recommendations in various areas
of government policy.
’ European Community minis
ters met Tuesday to reopen nego
tiations and head off an agricultura
trade war with the U.S. This stems
from the U.S. armouncement last
I week that if no agricultural trade
agreement is reached by December
5, the U.S. will place tariffs on a
I EC goods.
The Wake County Board o '
Education discussed Tuesday night
I proposed school construction in
I Wake County. A $736 million pro
gram has been proposed to the board
which will add 25 new schools to
the county. Expansion, renovation
and improvement is also part of the
After their win over the Vir
Iginia Cavaliers, there is talk that
North Carolina State is heading to
I post-season play in the Gator Bowl
I The Wolfpack will play Duke Sat
urday and wrap up its season the
following Saturday against Wake
• Hollywood came to Duke Uni-
Jversity. Eighty-five Duke students
and faculty answered an open call
Monday for a chance to play bit
parts in the movie The Program.
The Program, starring James Caan
and Craig Shefer, is scheduled for
release in 1993. ITie Hollywood
crew will be filming for 10 days on
I Duke’s campus.
Oprah Winfrey is engaged.
I Winfrey announced her engage
ment to six-year beau, Stedman
Graham last week. No wedding date
has been set.
Class of 1993 wins Cornhuskin
by Amity Brown
The Senior class won Corn-
huskin’, a week-long spirit compe
tition among the four classes. The
Sophomore class came in second
place, followed by the Juniors in
third and the Freshmen in fourth.
Cornhuskin’ is sponsored by
Meredith Recreation Association
(MRA) and is held every fall.
“I think that overall positive
changes were made to Cornhuskin’
this year. The cooperation points
went over well. Cornhuskin’ was
much better than last year,” said
MRA President Stephanie Hubbard,
commenting on efforts to decrease
tension among classes during Com-
The Seniors won both the
script and costumes for the Skit Pa
rade. The Juniors came in second,
while the Sophomores came in third
place. The Freshmen finished in
Hog Callin’ was won by the
Sophomores. The Seniors came in
second, the Juniors in third, and
Freshmen in fourth.
The Senior class won Tall Tale,
photo by Laura Davenport
Seniors make their grand entrance at their final Cornhuskin' displaying their
class theme -Goin' Out With a Bang.
followed by the Juniors. The Sopho
mores came in third and the Freshmen
The Seniors came in first place
for Songs, with the Sophomores tak
ing second place. The Juniors came it)
third, and the Freshmen were fourth.
Comshuckin’ was won by the
Sophomore class. The Juniors came
in second, followed by the Seniors in
third, and Freshmen in fourth.
Apple Bobbin’ was won by the
Seniors. The Juniors and Sophomores
tied for second. The Freshmen were
disqualified for using their hands.
The Freshmen won Attendance.
The Sophomores came in second,
the Juniors in third, and the Seniors
in fourth. Attendance is determined
by the combining of class attendance
and Cornhuskin’ night attendance.
The Juniors and Sophomores
tied for Sweatshirts, while the Se
niors came in second and the Fresh
men in first
The Junior and Senior classes
were each awarded eight coopera
tion points, while the Sophomore and
Freshman classes received six each.
Competency tests English and mental health
by Jackie Webb
“The test is a real pain to work
“Getting ready for it takes time
I would rather spend on reading or
“Sometimes I worry that stu
dents become so concerned about
the competency test they lose sight
of the larger and more complex task
of becoming better writers.
“Knowing the test is just
around the comer makes me work
“Doing the [grammar] exercises
and writing papers all in one class has
prepared me for the test and for all the
papers I’ll have to write as a psych,
“I wish the test counted as part of
my average for English 111.”
Would you be surprised to learn
that the first three comments are from
faculty in the Meredith English de
partment, while the second three are
from Meredith freshmen? A recent
poll of competency test givers and
takers revealed several surprises. Dr.
Betty Webb spilled a real shocker:
“The test orginated in response to
students’ perceptionthatthe demands
of English 111 varied dramatically
according to instructor—especially
in the area of editing.” If you’re hav
ing nightmares about taking the com
petency test this we?k or are haunted
by having faced it in the past, you can
thank former angels for your tor
see TEST page seven