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so smart and so young. And they are.
However, these students will include
you in their discussions and will make
you feel like a member of the class.
Talk with the younger students. You
will find that they are willing to share
study techniques, accoimts of what
it’s like to be an on-campus student,
and stories about their families and
boyfriends. Some will even ask you for
advice. As one younger student said,
“You guys are more experienced and
more mature and you might have re
ally known Geoffrey Chaucer or Will
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things get a little cra2y.
Having many students at Meredith
and ayoung son at home depending on
him, this generous man comes to school
with a smile on his face each day of the
year. Students always comment on his
teaching technique and sense of hu
mor. Lisa St. Pierre, a former western
civilization student, said, “I loved go
ing to Dr. Novak’s class. It was always
interesting. His tests are hard, but I still
remember certain facts.”
This Meredith professor seems to
have figured out the world around
him. He balances a career and family
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dence she needed to embark upon that
first semester. She had, at that time,
been out of school for 35 years.
The support of her sister and her
family still means a great deal to Turner,
who, in her sixth semester at Meredith,
is finally beyond worrying whether or
not “my brain will still function. ” “Tliis
has been the most wonderful experi
ence in my life outside of mother
hood,” Turner states earnesdy. “1 have
improved my self-image, opened my
mind....I used to be fairly narrow
As she contemplates a schedule
which includes twenty hours a week
working on campus, attending classes
full-time, caring for the elderly woman
5. Enjoy yourself You are a re
entry student by choice. You will not
be put on public display if you fail a test
or give a wrong answer in class. Don’t
be so serious. Enjoy your classes and
save time for other fun, too. Get down
on the floor and play the part of a
sleeping shepherd in English 202! 1
did. Even if I was little slow getting off
the floor, I had a good time. And so will
you! Read, study, learn and play. You
will be proud of yourself and your
family will be proud of you, too.
So, chin up! Buckle down! Getyour
act together and go for it! You can be
a successful re-entry student. Just re
lax, find a routine that is right for you,
and have fun!
and still finds time for extracurricular
activities. “1 try to be at school for
students to visit me,” says Novak.
He loves to play sports, especially
tennis and baseball. The Boston Red
Sox is his favorite baseball team and
one of the reasons he chose Harvard
over another ivy league school. If you
are ever at NCSU’s Faculty Club, you
may see him with racquet in hand,
playing with his buddies from N.C.
State. He also tries to make time for
Meredith sporting events, such as the
Novak is truly a well-rounded man,
a father, a husband, a professor, and a
with whom she lives, and responsibili
ties as president of the group WINGS
(which provides information, support,
and fellowship to re-entry students).
Turner is quietly happy with campus
life. “I’ve made very good friends with
both traditional and non-traditional-
aged students. Seeing bright young
women like that gives me hope for our
world. I just really enjoy them.”
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steep, but wait until you read the rest
of this stuff.
b. Genesis Fitness Center - It’s
located at Pleasant Valley Promenade
on Glenwood Avenue. Right now they
are having a special promotional offer
where there is no initiation fee for the
month of January. However, at the end
of this month the price goes back to
$159 to join and $29 per month. Their
memberships also only come in incre
ments of one year and they have no
student rate, the schmucks.
c. World Gym - 'This place just
opened up on Old Wake Forest Rd.
They have memberships in one year
and two year increments. Initiation fee
is $59 and then $39 every month after
that. I’m sorry, but I don’t have thirty-
nine extra dollars just lying around
every month. My gosh, that’s ridicu
d. Meredith College Fitness Cen
ter- I must say that this would probably
be your best bet. Why, you ask? Be
cause the initiation fee is $0 and every
month after that you only have to pay
$0. All you have to do is go through an
hour of orientation. Well, there’s my
e. Last and definitely least we have
'The Club For Women Only -1 have no
idea where this place is because they
wouldn’t tell me. I must quote the
woman I talked to on the phone, “We
don’t give out membership rates and
locations over the phone. You would
have to come in and talk to us person
ally.” Excuse me sweetheart, if you
don’tgiveoutlocationsover the phone
then how am I supposed to come in
and talk to you personally? I guess I’m
just supposed to drive up and down
the length of Capital Boulevard, until I
spot it. Yeah right. 'Thanks anyway.
2. "The Aerobics class - You can take
step, dance, cardio-funk, and all kinds
of other stuff 'These classes sometimes
don’t require a membership and are
a. Jazzercise -1 have to admit this
class is really cool. According to the
people who work there it is “heart
pumping aerobics with the fun of
dance”. Does it really get any better
than that? The fee is $5 per visit or $30
for eight visits. They have three loca
tions in Cary and five in Raleigh. Just
call 839-6600 for more information.
b. A lot of health clubs offer
aerobics classes. Genesis does, for ex
ample. However, attending classes
usually requires a membership and
consequently isn’t worth it.
c. Meredith College - MRA offers
classes at different times during the
week. Check your calendar for dates.
3. Walking -1 need to go ahead and
say that I’m biased. Walking is, in my
opinion, the cheapest, easiest to attain
and most productive method of exer
cise. True, you can’t walk in the rain
unless you’re insane, but any other
time is fine-especially in weather like
we’ve been having this past week. It
requires no gas, no money if you al
ready have shoes, and no personal
trainer named Sven. If you don’t have
shoes, they run from $49 to $65 at the
Rack Room and Atliletic Attic and $60
to $120 at Champs. Unlike a club this
payment is a one-time thing and those
shoes will last a year or more. And
don’t even try to tell me you have to
buy clothes to walk in because I will
bet tliat everyone on this campus owns
a pair of sweat pants and a t-shirt. So
I hope this little information ses
sion helped all you New Year’s
Resolutionists out there. If I put aglim-
mer of hope in the eye of some woman
who is feeling the After-Christmas-1-
Need-To- Lose-Ten-Pounds blahs, then
it was worth it.
The Writing Center will reopen
for the new semester next week.
• They are offering many tutoring times in the morning and the
• Students can receive assistance in Spanish and French.
• 'There are also a number of grammar sessions available
to prepare students in English 111 for the competency tests.
• Students are encomaged to use the Writing Center's services
in any way they can.
• To make an appointment sign up on the bulletin board
outside the center in Jones Hall or call #2800.
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