Volume XXVII, Number 7
By Kathryn Letterman
The North Carolina Shakes
peare Festival will arrive tonight at
Anderson Auditorium at 8pm. The
Taming of the Shrew, authored by
William Shakespeare, will be spon
sored by M-AC, in conjunction with
the Mountain Retreat Association
and the N.C. Arts Council.
This is the third year M-AC has
participated in the Shakespeare Fes
tival. The first year As You Like It
was presented, lastyear Two Gentle
man of Verona, and next year Much
AdoAboutNothing will be presented.
T\\e Taming of the Shrew is a
comedy that gives the audience in
sight into Elizabethan views of love,
courtship, and marriage. The main
character, Kate, is being pursued by
Petruchio, a man determined to make
her his wife. Kate has no desire to be
married and in fact, she's not exactly
the most lovable, or cooperative crea
According to Dr. King, Dean
of Student Affairs, M-AC's purpose
in participating in the festival is to
"provide an evening of quality enter
Students seem to agree with
Dr. King's assessment. Junior Mark
Limited Budget Necessitates Cut-backs
Clubs!Organizations Responsible for Spendings
By Marcy Buckner
Montreat-Anderson College has
been put on a financial diet One of the
many areas thathave been made subject
to cut-backs are the student activities,
including clubs, organizations, and stu
In the past, according to SGA
President Jeff Reardon, student activi
ties have spent more than their allotted
share of money. From now on, each
club/organization will be held account
able by monthly reports.
Funds have been allotted accord
ing to what was asked for and what was
needed by each group. Seniority (how
long a club has been established) was
also a part of the consideration.
The publications' funds were de
cided upon review of the student survey
regarding the popularity of each. The
amount of funds needed, not supplied
by the budget, must be raised by the
Cheerleading squad member Jes
sica Bonard commented, "I think that
considering it's the first year that
cheerleaders have made a go at anything,
itwasafairamountand well make up the
rest in fund-raisers."
Each club/organization desiring
who did not make a submission were not
allotted funds. Each club/organization
itemized theirneeds, andthebudgetcom-
mitlee prioritized the items listed
The student activities budget was
1993 - '94 Budget
Student Christian Association
Ethnic Diversity Student Association
Business Club: did not submit
College Republicans: did not submit
French Club: did not submit
Student Ambassadors: did not submit
Women's Softball Club Team*
♦The softball team sent a budget proposal,
but is not a club yet.
approvedby the legjslativeand executive
branches of the SGA.
Wright commented, "I^st year's play
was enjoyable, and I know that this
group of actors are capable of portray
ing Shakespeare in an enj oyable way.''
Stephanie Harrison also looks
enthusiastically toward the produc
tion, "I enjoy the theater and I'd love
to experience a live Shakespearian
play." Penny Chenault also contrib
uted, "I love Shakespeare and I'm
more familiar with The Taming of the
Shrew than I am with his other plays."
Last year's play had a huge ef
fect on some of the students' decision
to attend this year. Tamra Harris
stated, "I didn't go to last years' and I
regret it very much. I should go more
often to plays because I really enjoy
watching them." Jennifer Wilson also
will be attending the festival due to
comments made by other students, "I
heard great things about it fi'om last
Even though some students are
others thought differently. "I think that
it's nice that the school bought fiee tick
ets for us, but I thinkit would be a boring
way to spend a Friday night," saidfiesh-
man Scott Bowers. Graham Hudson
agteedwithBowers, "I have no desire to
attend it Hays bore me."
Students vary in their opinions,
but nonetheless, Shakespeare lives
on. Students from M-AC are assist
ing in putting together and taking
apart the sets for the play. The pro
duction should lastapproximately two
hours. Tickets are on sale for $10
each and can be purchased from Mae
Clements in the Business Office.
Family Weekend Unites Students with Pleasures of Home
Welcomed Guests Observe Shakespearean Play
By Sean Anderson
This weekend, students' families
will be visiting carr^us. Family Week
end will begin Friday at 4pm. Parents
can then pick up reserved tickets for the
William Shakespeare play. Taming of
the Shrew. There will also be a dinner
before the show at 6pm that evening for
those who have resaved tickets, specifi
cally for the dinner.
On Saturday, registration for fami
lies will run from 8 - 9am with coffee and
donuts. At 9:15am, there will be an up
date on the College, which will takeplace
in GaitiiCT Chapel. This meeting will
Financial Aid Decreases as Tuition Increases
By Cara Weiss
This year's financial aid meet
ings introduced students to alterna
tive financing. The main purpose of
the meetings was to advise students
of the changes in financial aid and
how students should deal with them.
There will be an increase in the
total cost for next year, yet federal
and state funding are still going to be
decreased. Tuition,room, and board
at M-AC will be about $11,600 per
year, starting in the '94 - '95 school
Approximately two million
dollars in financial aid was spent on
Montreat students this year. Out of
that, $949,500 was Montreaf s own
money. Since there will be an in
crease in enrollment for '94 - '95,
Montreat's money will have to stretch
even farther. Next year's financial
aid packages will not contain as much
money as they did this year.
Students will have to hunt for
outside money. The financial aid of
fice and local libraries have reference
books containing scholarsltip infor
mation. UNC-A has a computer pro
gram, which can also be of assistance
Students who currently have fi
nancial aid will receive a renewal
application at their permanent address.
They will not have to complete the
Lisa Lankford has a direct
hook-up with the department of
Educatiom She can enter the forms
this year without students having to
Students will also only be able to
borrow money every seven months
and will no longer be able to increase
their loans throughout the year.
include the following topics: acadanic
affairs, student life, and presentation of
the faculty. Families will then be able to
meet the faculty at lOam.
At 11:30am, there will be a spedal
luncheon in Howerton Dinning Hall that
will cost $4.50 for adults, and $2.75 for
children ages 3 -12.
The canpus store will also be open
in the afternoon from 1 - 3pm.
Beginning at 1:30pm families will
be given free time to explore the numa-
ous activities that are available.
At 2pm, everyone will be able to
of the season.
Families will then have the oppor
tunity to attend a reception at President
Hurt's home at 4pm.
Later that evening, there will be a
concert given by the college choir and
others, in Gaither Qi^l at 7:30pm.
On Sunday,breakfastwillbe served
from 8:30 - 9:30am and will cost $2.75
per persoa A buffet lunch is being
provided, after the morning worship sa-
vice, in Howerton Dining Hall.
Family weekend will be an op
portunity for students to visit with
their families, and an opportunity for
their families to see what campus and
academic life is like. It will also be a
time for families to meet the faculty
Junior Jeff Lang commented,
"Family Weekend is really, really fun.
I think it is keen. I'm sorry I can't be
here for it this year."
Veritas Shines Light on Campus
has an unique organization called.
Veritas, meaning truth in Latin.
This organization's purpose is to
contribute to the M-AC community
through the facilitation of group
discussions designed to provide
enlightenment, fellowship, and an
open forum for any and all opin
ions, questions, and doubts. Also,
respectful dialogue on prominent
topics, attempt to promote learn
ing, growth, and mutual edification
through the fiee exchange of ideas.
Eric Bush commented, "We want
to see Veritas expand it's appeal to a
broader base in the college community.
We feel like our first meeting was an
excellent beginning, and hope to con
tinue along the same path."