Meredith Herald Volume XII, Issue 14 December 6,1995 Raleigh, NorthCarolina Student Life addresses concerns The Student Life Committee has been diligently addressing the issues and concerns brought to our attention by the students, faculty and staff. This is our opportunity to let you know how the issues have been addressed throughout this past semester. 1. Senior Parking- The Senior park ing is isolated from other parking areas and is more easily monitored as is than it would be if it were partially relo cated to the large lot behind Heilman and Barefoot. There is also the flexibil ity of seniors living in either Barefoot or Heilman dorms depending on the size of the future senior classes. For now the parking will remain a con stant because of the possibility of se niors living in Barefoot, in which case the parking behind Poteat would the most convenient selection. 2. Dining Hall- Thad O’Briant has graciously accepted the suggestions made by the Student Life Committee. The skim milk is now 0% rather than 2%, the vegetables and pasta are cooked in water, the deli meat is being changed to the Healthy Choice brand, vegetar ian dishes are offered at every meal and more variations are available. The dining hall openly accepts your sug gestions, and also your favorite reci pes that you would like to see served. 3. Change Machines- Change ma chines are expected to be available in the dorms by the fall of 1996. 4. Sidewalk around Meredith mile- This is not a feasible option right now. Other alterations are being researched for the future of Meredith plan. 5. Tighter security around the dorms due to the personal safety is sues near the Meredith campus- Doors were locked 24 hours for a trial period of two weeks. This policy was not widely accepted by resident students; therefore, other options to secure the students’ safety is being researched. 6. Recycling on campus- This is a very real possibility if it is made into a community project to be carried out year after year. We welcome your sug gestions as to how to get the campus as a whole involved. 7. Phone Lines- There is no consis tent pattern of overuse in the phone lines. Data is currently being collected to evaluate the most economical solu tion to this on-going situation. 8. Mailboxes with the same box number throughout the 4 years at Meredith- It is more feasible to have windowed boxes accessed by room keys. Tokeepthesameboxnumberfor four years would entail each student having her own box since roommates aren’t usually the same for four years. This idea would be more costly than the room key solution. 9. Computers- The computers in the dorms are used more than origi nally expected, so a tool to monitor their use is in the works. 10. Public Displays of Affection- Students are asked to be more consid erate of each other when entertaining guests in common living areas. The Student Life Committee wishes to thank each of you for your sugges tions and support throughout this past semester. We encourage everyone to continue voicing their concerns through Student Life Representatives and through suggestion cards. There are still numerous issues to be ad dressed in the spring semester in addi tion to the others we will receive. A safe and happy holiday season to all. MEA hosts a night of laughs By: Robin Hollingsworth MEA hosted their annual Comedy Night in Belk Dining Hall last Thurs day. By 8 pm a good crowd had gath ered with friends and boyfriends. Ev eryone settled in with the soft drinks, potato chips, nachos and cheese and candy generously provided at each table. A little after 8 the “ Comedy Sportz ” teams made their grand entrance. They warmed up the audience with their own improv songs and crowd pleasers like “The Brady Bunch” theme song. A DJ played lots of popular songs, as well. The comedy members came out offering peanuts, sedfood, hot dogs, advice and blank stares for 25 cents. Believe it or not, you just had to be there. “Comedy Sportz” is half comedy, half sports. The comedians are divided into two teams, in our case the “Buriington Outlets” and the “Meredith Graduates”. Judges were chosenfrom the crowd and presented with fly swat ters in each team’s color to use for selecting a winner after each competi tion. The audience was encouraged to yell out suggestions and give fouls to teams whose acts dragged on too long, were rude or just boring. The teams had a captain who chose the game they wanted to play from a list on the program. The games were oneofakind, like “Dubbing”, “Moving Bodies”, “Day in The Life”, “Forward Reverse” and “185”. They were just as crazy as they sound. Everybody had a great time and the 50 cents was defi nitely worth it. Junior Lauren Cox said “I’d love to go to one of their shows with friends now!” See Comedy page 5

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