Volume X, Issue 9 October 27.1993 Raleigh. North Carolina
Family Day 1993
Mary Koontz, senior, her parents, Jerry and Ray Koontz, and her fiance,
Jonathan GilUs enjoy Family Day Activities. Family Day was held Sunday.
Activities included a picnic, church servic^ volleyball and Open House.
State’s problem is
bur problem, too
This is the first part of a two part
series on crime.
by Addie Tschamler
Obviously, crime takes a more
sizeable role at most larger campuses
like North Carolina State University.
NCSU reported a total of 603
crimes in the 1992-93 school year,
involving everything from rape and
robbery to motor vehicle theft. These
numerous incidents greatly concern
the University about the safety of its
students, faculty, and visitors. NCSU
reports four cases of rape on campus
in the 1992 school year, the most in
the past three years. At a large, coed
campus, women must be particularly
cautious, as such campuses are prone
to more rape offenses. Not surfHis-
iogly, the biggest crime problem at
Age and algae create
problems for lake
by Kate Stewart
There are several problems down
at tht lake and at the amphitheaterthis
• year stemming from their age and a
strain of algae, according to Charles
Taylor, Vice President of Business
The problems are due to the fact
that both the lake and the amphithe
ater are approximately 30 years old
and that the lake is also man-made,
Also according to Taylor, the lake
is not receiving enough water because
it is no longer being fed from sf^ings
like it used to be, and it is also not
receiving enough runoff.
Those twQ factors have led to the
formation of pond meal, which is a
unique form of algae. Pond meal is
very thick and is caused by a lack of
water and a lack of water movement.
Cold weather should kill the pond
the lack of water in the moat surround
ing the island.
The amphitheater also has prob
lems that need to be solved. One such
problem is that the concrete is sinking
in and causing manytrip hazards. The
wiring around the amphitheater has
also deteriorated and become faulty.
TTie Board of Trustees authorized
an engineering study of both the am
phitheater and the lake. “Hie puipose
of the study is to ascertain all of the
problems and recommend solutions,"
The study is being conducted by
F.W.A. Group, an engineering firm
will take a couple of months, and
Taylor hopes that a report will be
ready for the Board of Trustees when
they meet in Febniary.
The study and improvements will
be costly, though, and Taylor stated
that "it appears that the price tag for
NCSU deals with alcohol larrests, of
which 380 cases were reported. Being
a school with a large population,
NCSU can in no way guarantee safety
to anyone. Each individual must take
it upon herself to be responsible and
awareofsuch crimes. Although crime
isin no way excusable, the University
expects students and visitors to take
necessary precautions to reduce the
total number of crime offenses in the
Although crime plays a bigger
part at a larger school, big universities
like NCSU, can afford to offer many
more services and programs. NCSU
offers such services as University
Hotline, Campus PoHce, and over 20
see STATE page seven
photo by Frances Pate
A study is being conducted to determine the extent of the problems in Meredith's
lake. An algae called pond tneal has infected fhe lake.
meal, which is a common problem in
many eastern North Carolina lakes.
Meredith is also working with the
Agriculture Extension Office about
the pond mea! and there is a treatment
for it that will be ^lied in the spring.
Another ^x-oblem with the lake is
these solutions is going to be very
high.” One such action that Taylor
suspects to be recommended at the
end of the study is for the lake to be
drained, which will take place after
graduation next spring if necessary.