Volume XI, Issue 3
Raleigh, North Carolina
Freshmen kick-off a new year in student government
by Ashley Pcay
Red, white, and blue balloons and
banners graced the Cate Center and
Belk dining hall on Friday as freshman
elections once ^ain were underway.
The Eleaion Kick-off began at 9:io
a.nt in theCateCenterand was moved
to Belk dining hall at 11:00 am for
The Eleaions Board used the kick-
off as a time to answer questions from
freshmen about the available posi
tions and the overall election process.
Members of the board were able to
talk with prospective candidates one-
Elections Board Chair Rebecca
Sweeney said thatthe freshmen seemed
really excited this year about the differ
ent available ofGces.
Sweeney also stated that thefr ex
citement is what will make elections
successful in the upcoming weeks.
Not only are freshman positions
available, but upper classmen also are
encouraged to run for Sudent Life and
Eleaions Board positions that still need
to be filled.
Everyone who plans on running for
an office must pick up filing cards from
this week and remember that filing
If there are any questions contact
Rebecca Sweeney at X 7830.
photo by Jan Seate
Elections board member, Ashley Peay, registers freshmen for class offices. Upper
classnwn are not to forget that positions are still available on the student life and
Meredith's Cam-Card is opening new doors
by Keri VanDoren
This year Meredith is trying some
thing new. It has to do with the piece
of pla.stic students all carry around
with them everywhere they go.
The Cam-Card allows students to
do many things. Students must use the
card in the cafeteria, library, computer
lab in Joyner and to enter the dorm
after 7 p.m.
But those aren't the only uses for
the card. Students have the option of
opening a secure spending account.
With this account students can also
use the card in the Cate Center student
center. Traditions snack bar, the post
ofRce and the drink and copying ma
The CamCard can seemingly do it
all. Soon there might be even more
uses for the card. Right now tests are
being done so that students might be
able to use cards for the lance snack
machines. Officials are not positive
when students will have this conve
nience. They hope to have the card
readers in place in the machine some
time during fall semester
The CamCard officials also hope to
put a system in the laundiy room. A
change machine for the card might be
put in each laundry room. This ma
chine would allow us to get proper
change for the washers and diyers.
It would be too difficult to put
readers on every washer and dryer on
campus. It is unknown when these
machines will be in place.
Some students may have experi
enced difficulty with their cards at the
beginning of the year
The CamOard reader is a relatively
new system— it was installed over the
summer. As with any new system there
were a few quirks.
At the beginning of the semester
the card readers were re-des^ned. This
should stop the problems with cards.
The system was .still being tested and
debugged when the freshmen moved
However, as you probably know,
the readers on the doors are not work
ing property. The problem is being
worked out and the system ex
pected to be up and running by Tues
day night after Labor Day.
Each night the doors will lock at 7
p.m. and unlock again at 7 a.m. This
means that during those times students
must use their card to enter the dorm.
When creating the CanvCard sys
tem, CanvCard officials traveled to
other colleges to investigate what kind
of system they used.
The system at Meredith is very
much like the systems in Mississippi
State University. North Carolina State
just their student ID. Students at UNC
Charlotte can only use their ID in their
cafeteria. However, they cannot get
back any unused portion of their ac
The Cam-Card gives security to stu
dents. With the account students have
no need to carry cash with them. Their
card can be used for money.
The card makes life easier when it
comes to everything from buying books
immediately go to or call the Can>Card
office and r»otify them. The old card
will be made in^^id. Anyone who finds
the lost card will not be able to use it.
The student will be issued a new
card. At this point there is no chaise
for the new card. All of her money will
see CARD page seven
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