Campus News January 13,1993 page four French major enjoys semester abroad by Sonali Kolbatkar Julie Burnette anxiously awaited her trip to France for the summer. Little did she know that she would love the city so much and that she would apply to live a semester in the townof Angers. In August, Julie made her voy age to France to become a stu dent of language and culture. Julie is a junior and a French major and felt that a trip abroad would heighten her awareness of French, and an immersion in the culture would help to understand the French way of life better. Her first few days were dif ficult, but she quickly made file photo friends with other students she and her host family. Julie became a student at the L’Universite CatholiqueL’ Oeust and immedi ately became a true Parisian. Her host family took good care of her and she enjoyed many French deli cacies. While in Paris, she was able to meet many students from dif ferent countries: Sweden, Ger many, Russia, and Madagascar. Spending this semester abroad also taughther how valuable learn ing a new outlook on life is. See ing how the French lived helped her to understand that there are not as many barriers that people have to overcome. Julie’s host family was a single-mother of three boys. She was able to spend time with the family and also visit the country. Julie also recieved some pointers from her older sister, Mary Snow. She, too, went to Fmace and her insight helped Julie to realize the importance of her trip. Julie is now back at Meredith. She admits she did miss her friends, but also says she has won derful and cherished memories of a semester she will never forget. France is a long way from her hometown of Rocky Mount, so Julie is glad to see all the familiar sights of home. Security prepares for move to new offices by Kimberly Zucker Coming back after Christ mas vacation, many students asked the same question; what happened to the security build ing? It appeared as if a tornado whisked it away just like Dorothy’s house in The Wizard ofOz. However, the security of fice did not disappear, but was moved beside the maintenance building behind the cafeteria. They had to move because a new International House will be built in its place, which will be called the Noel House. The security staff will be beside Maintenance until May. At the end of May they will move into the old Inter- Basketball team by Kate Stewart The Meredith Angels de feated Averett College 84-52 on Saturday. Emily Brown led four Angels in double figures as she scored 22 points in the victory, which pushed the team’s record to 7-0. Coach Carl Hatchell is very pleased with the way that the season has gone so far, but wishes national House. At least one half of the build ing will belong to security and the remaining offices will go to fac ulty members. Chief Shattuck said he is very excited about the move for many reasons. The staff will have more room and will be better able to serve the students as they will no longer share the building with Environmental Services. Chief Shattuck summed up his feelings on the new plan by saying,”We will be better able to serve the students now that we have privacy. I will have my own pri vate office for the students to come in and talk to me whenever they have a problem. I hope that we can work closer with the students in the future photo by Tracey Rawls Security is being temporarily housed in this trailer behind the College's Facilities Management office. extends winning streak, hopes for post-season play that more students would come out and watch the team. “It really helps our players in their effort when the crowd comes out and pulls for the team,” Hatchell said. He also said that two players, Emily Brown and Lesley Cox, have had knee injuries this season but both are still able to play. As for the players, they are indeed very happy with the way things have gone so far. Fortu nately, though, they have not be come complacent about their suc cess. As Slyvia Newman said, “We need to keep our intensity up and not underestimate the teams that we are going to play against” Freshman Emily Brown said that she is enjoying her first sea son because everyone works re ally well together and because “everyone is wanting to win a little more each day.” Other players remarked on how consistent the team has been and how much fun they are hav ing while playing together. How ever, the Meredith Angels do have a major goal that they hope to accomplish and that is to receive a bid to the NCAA Tournament at the end of the regular season.

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