North Carolina Newspapers

    Whines &
Gripes
collected by Christa Riley
Dear habitual cruncher, please
eat your potato chip lunch before
class.
Corn is not the Olympics. Stop
yelling at us like you’re a coach
during practice.
Last time I checked, “quiet study”
doesn’t mean, “talk on your
phone as loudly as possibly for
half an hour.”
Don’t judge me. Halloween is the
only time I dress like a hoochie
mama. I promise.
I’m tired of seeing printed tees
and Uggs on everyone, every
day. Add some color, or spice it
up; just be yourself and don’t be
afraid about not fitting in with
everyone else.
Participating in Corn is a choice;
stop complaining about it.
When you wear a huge floppy
bow in your hair during a presen
tation, it’s hard for me to take you
seriously.
Maybe we wouldn't have to go
to DH Hill and giggle if Carlyle
Campbell stayed open past 12.
Just got another email from Jean
Jackson.
FYI, you were born with a loud
mouth that you are unaw-are of.
When )/ou whisper, I can hear
you at the front of the room, over
the professor.
Your name is not Snooki. Please
stop spraying tanning. You look
like a pumpkin.
We’re in college now. We don’t
need color coded, highlighted
emails. It’s not cute, it’s distract
ing.
Grab a dictionaiy and look up the
word catty.
Cornhuskin’ Wristband Controversy
Jillian Curtis, Staff Writer
It’s officialiy the first day of
November and, as usual, the
entire campus is dedicated to
all things corn. There are hall
raids, bonfires, donuts with the
President and intense dance
practices. Many Meredith stu
dents would consider this to
be their favorite time of the
year. Unfortunately, there’s a
new policy that’s creating a lot
of negativity during this year’s
Corn week: wristbands.
The wristband policy states
that in order for the general
public to enter the amphithe
atre, they must have on a wrist
band. Wristbands will be dis
tributed in Jones Auditorium
beginning at 2 p.m. on Friday.
Each guest must be present in
order to receive a wristband;
you will not be allowed to re
serve or pick up extra wrist
bands. If an individual does not
have a wristband, he or she will
not be allowed to enter the am
phitheatre. When all the wrist
bands have been given out, the
remainder of the audience will
have to find alternative seating.
After hearing aboqt the new
policy, many Meredith students
were outraged.
“It inconveniences everyone.
People have family flying in
from out of town and can’t be
here by 2 o’clock. It’s turning
into a huge hassle,” said Katie
Wheeler ’13.
The biggest complaint about
the new policy is that wrist
band distribution begins at 2
p.m. instead of a later time that
is more convenient for family
members to arrive.
“Who can get off of work at 2
o’clock?! People work, people
have jobs. No one is going to
be able to get there in time!”
said Meredith Jenkins ‘13.
Many students have
friends and family that were
planning on coming in from
out of town. Because of this
sudden change in the policy,
friends and family who have
already made plans to attend
are going to be greatly incon
venienced.
“I think it’s an awful idea!
My parents were planning on
flying in and now they aren’t
even going to come. They’re
not going to be there before
2 and won’t get a wristband,
so it makes no sense for
them to travel all that way.”
stated Senior Malena Cahall.
The wristband policy was
created as an attempt to
combat the chaos that often
occurs during Cornhuskin’
Amphitheatre seating. There
has been a lot of conflict in
the past over saving seats
and people sitting in the
aisle. However, a majority
of students are still unhappy -
about the logistics of the new
policy.
“I think that something
did need to be done, but I
wish it had started at a later
time to get your wristbands.
I don’t like that people have
to wait in two different lines,
one for the wristband and
one for the amphitheatre.
But I also understand that
it’s a trial and error process
and you have to start at the
very beginning to work it
out,” Karla Shuford ’12.
Seniors in particular are
very upset over the new
change. Many had friends and
family coming to see their last
Cornhuskin’ experience and
were not prepared for this
change in policy.
“I don’t think that these
wristbands ate fair. It’s our
senior year. I think it should
be first come first serve like
always. It’s not fair for them
to change the rules last min
ute. If they had given us prop
er time to tell our families
about it, they might have been
able to take off work. But to
tell us less than a month be
fore? It’s really ridiculous!”
Erica Bader ‘12.
Senior Jordan Stewart
agreed: “It was something
that was very sudden. I didn’t
feel that there was enough
time to prepare for this. It’s
our senior year, and I want
my loved ones there to see all
of the hard work our class put
into Cornhuskin’ for this year.
I think students should have
a say. This truly breaks my
heart.”
Many Meredith students
have already voiced their
complaints, but unfortunately
nothing has been done about
the new seating policy. 'VYe
hope Cornhuskin will still be
able to be fun experience for
everyone involved.
To read more about the new
spectator guidelines, please
visit the following website:
http://www.meredith.edu/
students/leadership-service/
cornhuskin-spectator-faq.pdf.
Correction:
The photograph of Clyde Edgerton on the
cover of our last issue was collected from John
Kincheloe and credited as “image via John
Kincheloe.” The image was acquired from
John Kincheloe (as the reference via would de
note). However we failed to acknowledge that
Melanie Fitzgerald, Cable Administrator took
the photograph.
This is the last issue of the Herald
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