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    OPINION
WHINES &
GRIPES
Dear Smokers,
Smoking between Joyner and Har
ris between classes is not 30 feet
away from either building. Please
move your smoke clouds away from
where I don’t have to breathe it in
every day.
Sincerely,
Trying Not To Get Lung Cancer .
I didn’t realize it would be so hard
to get sleep in college because
they’re blowing the leaves around
every other day at 7 a.m.!!!
What is the point of the three days
of class after Thanksgiving and
before exams? Can’t those days be
used for the review sessions that
every single one of my professors is
holding on Reading Day?
Why do people think it’s okay to
park overnight in 30 minute park
ing? A girl just wants to unload her
groceries.
When did Reading Day become
‘hold overlapping study sessions’
day?
LETTERS TO
THE EDITORS
To the Herald,
I liked Monique Kreisman’s article
about all of the 3rd party candi
dates and their array of strategies
for solving the country’s problems
that are much more bold than
either Romney’s or Obama’s. It
bothers me, however, how easily we
accept that they have ‘no realistic
chance of winning’. Our two party
system is a result of the way we
count the votes. If we switched
to Instant Run-off, 3rd parties
wouldn’t spoil the election, and we
wouldn’t have to suppress them.
Until that happens, however, we are
doomed to be like the classic eco
nomics problem of two ice-cream
seller on a beach. They end up
standing back to back in the middle
of the beach, and there’s hardly a
choice to be had.
Barry Koster, Assistant Professor of
Computer Science
Holiday Wishes and New Years Resolutions from the
Meredith College Community
Wishes:
This holiday season I’m wishing for
the safety and happiness of my loved
ones. -Elizabeth Schlieper
To not have any papers! .-Noreen
Elnady
Please oh please, let me pass physics
with a C! -Anonymous
I wish the Meredith community a
happy and safe winter break (and a pet
dinosaur under my Christmas tree).
-Christina McDonald
I want preparing Christmas dinner
to not be stressful this year! -Shea
Pierson
I want a half inch of snow on Christ
mas morning and sunshine in the
afternoon. -Dr. Rebecca Duncan
I want a basket full of kittens and
unlimited Starbucks coffee. -Jessica
Feltner
All I want for Christmas is a sexy Ko
rean man. Halo 4 and a claw foot tub.
-Isabel Benson
I would like for some good family time
awgy from school. -Christa Riley
I want an iPhone and video games.
-Dee Evans
I want a camera and a mini horse for
Christmas! -Catie Jones
I want cowboy boots, red high heels,
and Toms. -LuAnna Swanger
For Christmas, I want pointe lessons!
-Elizabeth Ryan
I wish that genetically modified foods
would be labeled, that way consum
ers are aware of what they are eating.
Americans do not deserve to be science
experiments! -Samantha Taylor
To be 21 again and back in my dorm
with my angel sisters at Meredith!
-Julia Kinlaw, class of 1988
I wish for us all to live in gratitude
for our blessings and concern for one
another. -Dr. Eloise-Grathwohl
I wish that our servicemen and women
serving in harm’s way remain safe and
return home very soon. -Dr. Daniel
Fountain
For colleagues, I wish a long rest, a
good read, and memorable hours with
loved ones. For myself, the same and
perhaps some orange low tops. -Dr.
Brent Pitts
To have snow in Raleigh, A LOT of
snow. But without the all the compli
cations that come with snow- no power
outages or bad roads. Just beautiful
snow everywhere else! -Sarah Cullen
I’m going to New York City during
my break with my little sis to see NYC
during Christmas, go ice skating, and
hopefully have a few job interviews!
-Jade Rice
The top item on my Christmas wish
list this year is The Hemingway Clas
sics Collection, which includes five
classic films adapted from some of
Hemingway’s most celebrated pieces.
-Shanna Alley
The top item on my wish list for
Christmas would be to have my own
bow, arrows, and targets. I fell in
love with Archery this semester and I
would love to continue it as a hobby!
-Sarah Farrell-Buchanan
Resolutions:
To not procrastinate! -Samantha
Noland
To live by no one’s standards but my
own! -Kristen Rivera
To get over the sophomore slump!
-America Moreno
To start my assigned semester-long
journal at the beginning of the se
mester and not the week classes end!
-Anonymous
My resolution is to stop tumbling so
much and to do my homework instead.
-Isabel Benson
I want to exercise more. -Jessica Boyd
I just want to keep living. -Christa
Riley
To waste less time on the internet and
read more literature.*-Elena Christian
To eat healthier. -Dee Evans
To eat healthier and exercise more.
-Lizzy Thomas
To start actually caring about calculus.
-Courtney Minchew
Not to procrastinate so much. -Lu
Anna Swanger
To focus on the things that are impor
tant and not put things off until the
last minute! -Elizabeth Ryan
To try and say twice as many positive
things as negative. -Amy McKenzie
To reach out to the elderly or those in
need on a regular basis. -Patricia Olsen
I resolve to make time to appreciate
my blessings and to walk the dog every
day. -Dr. Eloise Grathwohl
I resolve that while I am on sabbatical
in the spring that I will neither assign ,
nor grade a single paper! -Dr. Daniel
Fountain
Finish an article, see Istanbul, go
camping, be thankful. -Dr. Brent Pitts
Read more, Tumblr less. (Or more ac
curately, read more, tumblr the same
amount). -Alissa Jording
Drink through the alphabet with dif
ferent cocktails. A to Z and repeat until
next year. (A- Aperol Press, B- Brandy
Alexander, C- Colorado Bulldog, etc).
-Sarah Robinson
Make a visible and lasting (positive)
impact in my community—whether
that be Meredith, Raleigh, or my
hometown—and read all of Sylvia
Plath’s prose (including letters). -Shea
Pierson
My resolution is to let go of the past
and move on, to forgive those who
have wronged me and let go of grudges
and anger, and to stop letting my past
deter my future. -Gabrielle Landi
As for my New Year’s resolutions, I
plan on getting two job offers before
I graduate in May and choosing the
best option for me. -Sarah Farrell-
Buchajian
To run a marathon in under 4 hours.
-Dr. Steven Benko
To acquire even meaner dance moves.
-Ashleigh Phillips, class of 2012
To see more live music and travel to
places I’ve never been before. -Chris
tine Daniel
To figure out how to budget my money
better, so I don’t fit the ‘broke grad
student’ stereotype nearly as well...
-Jordan Jaked, class of 2012
To find/Get hired for an internship for
the summer. -Mary Rawls
To do what makes me happy. -Kristen
Gallagher
    

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