North Carolina Newspapers

    Meredith herald
Volume XI, Issue 11
November 9,1994
Raleigh, North Carolina
Seniors took their final countdown at Cornhuskin' 1994
The absence of the moat did not
cause an absence of class spirit as the
seniors triumphedfor their “Final Count
down” Thur^y night "Under the Har
vest Moon.'” All the classes showed then-
best for the week long Cornhuskin’
“Take Three” landed the juniors in
second place overaU while the fresh
man said, “YouJustHaveto Experience
It,” in third place, and the sophomores
screamed, “We’ll Tell You a Tale,” in
fourth place.
The penny barrel competition be
gan on Monday, which successfully
raised over $2,000 that will be donated
to the Make a Wish Foundation. The
juniors took first place with the seniors
following in second. The freshman
grabbed third place while sophomores
finished in fourth place.
Can Art was held Wednesday with
the seniors winning first place and the
sophomores placing second. The fresh
man constructed a third place win with
juniors finishing in fourth place.
Throughout the entire week, each
class could gain points by attending class
and participating in different Cornhuskin’
the seniors and juniors tied for first
place. The freshman placed second
and the sophomores placed third.
photo by Jetson
Dr. Brent Pitts, foreign language department, gets a good soakin' as he bobs for apples
for the faculty.
events. The seniors won first place with
the greatest attendance while the jun
iors placed second. The freshman came
in third, and the sophomores fell into
fourth. In the cooperation competition.
Apple bobbing was the first compe
tition on Thursday night. The senior
representative came up with first place
as the juniors found second. The sopho
mores placed third and freshman
The junior and senior representa
tives tied for first place in the
cornshuckin’ competition while the
sophomores shucked to second place.
The freshman placed fourth.
For the skit parade, script, and class
songs, seniors reached for the stars and
caught first place. Juniors landed sec
ond place while the freshman hung
onto third place. Sophomores ended in
fourth place.
Seniors treked loudly to first place in
hog calling. Sophomores hollered their
way to second place, and the juniors
and freshman tied for third place.
Hope Murdock sung her way to a
first place win for the juniors’ tall tale
competition. Sophomores told a heck
of a tale in second place with the fresh
man following in third place.
Senior sweatshirts glowed in first
place. Juniors and freshman sweatshirts
tied for second and the sophomores
finished in third.
Spring registration requires cooperation between faculty and students
by Kitnbcriy Zucker
For the next two weeks Johnson
Hall will be lined with students sharing
a similar feeling—stress. The time has
come again for students to register. Se
niors began registering Monday, Nov. 7,
and the freshman will finish up Nov. 17.
However, registration is not only
flipping through a blue book and sign
ing up for classes. Faculty advisers,
student advisers, and the registrar’s of
fice all play a role in helping students to
sign up for classes.
When a student enters Meredith,
she is assigned a faculty and student
adviser. She belongs to a group with
about seven other students. During ori
entation, these two advisers lead her
through each activity. The most impor
tant activity they help her with is regis
Kelly Pergerson, a student adviser,
feels that helping the freshman and trans
fer students with registration is impera
tive. She said, “My group of freshmen
was very anxious, and they needed some
one there to help them to relax. ”
On the day of fall freshman orienta
tion, the faculty and student advisers
accompany their group to the library.
During the time that their group regis
ters, the advisers are right there. In the
spring, the freshmen register in Johnson
Hall. While this will be a new experi
ence for them, their advisers should be
with them once again.
The freshmen will have the same
faculty adviser until they declare their
major, and hopefully they will feel that
they can always call on their student
adviser for anything.
Emily Necessary is a freshman who
feels that she has made a very valuable
friend out of her student adviser, Tina
“I loved my student adviser from the
beginning. She was the first person I met
when I got to Meredith, and she has been
there for me ever since,” said Necessary.
Meredith knows what an important
part advising plays in each student’s life.
Before orientation, the student advisers
go through a training period. Christy
Jackson, the chief student adviser, and
Dean Sizemore led the training. A lot of
work had to be done before the fresh
men even got here.
Dr. English, an English professor,
feels that the advising process is defi
nitely worthwhile. She has been a
faculty adviser for manyyears, andloves
getting to know the freshmen each
year. Her only concern is that register
ing for athletes is difficult. It is hard for
athletes to get the classes they need
without having to miss them.
Other than that she says, “I enjoy
advising and having a student adviser.
I think both of us are important to the
new student because we give two dif
ferent views.”
Freshmen registration is not the
only concern during the registration
period. All the other classes feel the
stress as well.
The worst feeling is standing in
line to register and seeing the closed
board. Students have all stood there
about to register and realize that half of
theirclasses are closed. The people that
work in the registrar’s office feel the
stress too.
Meredith has recently switched to a
new computer system this year, so hope
fully registration will go smoothly this
year. Becky Coble and Sally Campbell
were hard at work yesterday, and both
felt that the first day went very well.
Becky Coble said, “The first few
days always go well, but as registration
draws to a close, the frustration begins.
We hate to see the students so upset and
stressed when their classes are closed.
When they feel stressed, we begin to
feel stressed as well.”
Everyone in the registrar’soffice feels
that registration runs smoother each
time, and they hope we get all the
classes we need.

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