April 13, 2015
Meredith Students Prepare for Summer Plans
Emily Chilton, Copy Editor
with only a few weeks of class left,
Meredith Angels are already looking ahead and
making plans for this summer. From resting up
at home to traveling to a foreign country, MCGs
are doing it all.
Katie Murphy, a freshman at Meredith,
is enrolled in a Meredith Study Abroad
program this summer; she’ll be studying in
the United Kingdom from July to August. “I
chose to study abroad this summer because
there’s a really interesting biology course being
taught this year in the U.K. program,” said
Murphy. “I’m a double major in Psychology
and Public Health with a minor in Biology. The
class is about DNA and London is the home of
public health, so I had a lot of reasons to go.
Also I’ve always wanted to travel to London.”
Of course, studying won’t be the only thing
students on the trip will be doing. “We’ll be
staying right across from Kensington Palace,
and the new royal baby is due to arrive while
we’re in London,” said Murphy excitedly. “Also,
the Dutch National Ballet will be performing
while we’re there and I definitely plan to see
that.” Studying abroad with Meredith definitely
has its advantages. She said, “Our program is
smaller, only nine students, so that means more'
one-on-one attention with your professors.” As
far as the U.K. program itself goes, “Meredith
has a former faculty member that teaches our
Arts, Artifacts, and Culture class-her husband
was actually in Parliament,” Murphy said. “It’s
great having someone who lives in the country
and can really talk about the culture with
Some students will be working over
the summer, and for many it’s a full-time
commitment. Freshman Annie Morin will be at
one of many Girl Scout camps. Camp Graham,
all day and six days a week for most of the
summer, working with girls ages 7-18. The
camp specializes in water sports and is situated
on the edge of Kerr Lake in Henderson, N.C. “I
grew up doing camp and want everyone to have
the same fun I did,” said Morin. “My favorite
part of camp is the kids themselves, definitely.
I love kids and they’re just so cute.” Morin is
certified as a low-ropes course instructor, a
lifeguard, and a nurse. In addition, she goes to
other camps on the weekends to help out. “Fm
also office support and do a lot of social media
stuff for the camp,” said Morin.
Lilly Redding, a junior at Meredith, will
be staying in Raleigh most of the summer for
an internship and summer classes on campus.
“I’m registered for four courses, that way I can
graduate in December,” Redding said. Redding
is majoring in Mass Communications and
double minoring in Professional Writing and
English. “I’m aiming for an internship with
TWC News 14 [this summer] as well,” she said.
“I’m really interested in writing for news and
producing what news anchors would say on air.
I love different styles of writing...! mainly write
young adult fiction novels, but journalism and
editorials are fun as well. The internship also
meets the requirements for my major!”
Whatever your plans are for the summer,
make the most of it! And hang in there, Angels-
-only a couple more weeks left in the semester.
Meredith’s Role in Nationwide Energy Competition
Isabel Benson, Staff Writer
Have you been turning your lights off
habitually towin this year’s energy competition?
If you haven’t heard, Meredith is participating
in a NATIONAL energy competition from
Apr.1-22. Meredith is up against the best in the
country in this competition; some colleges from
the western portion of our state have a history
of competing extremely well on a national scale.
This is the first time in four years that the dorm
halls have been pinned against each other to see
which is able to reduce its energy consumption
the most. Poteat was the winner of the 2012
energy competition. This year is on a much
larger national scale, so the stakes are much
higher than a donut party. Aside from national
prestige and cold-blooded dorm competition,
it is really important to have energy reduction
on campus. We could save thousands of dollars
every year just by being mindful about our
energy consumption. The money we save could
go towards more fun energy competitions and
other environmentally sonnd events. Happy
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