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Volume I, Number 2
February 16, 1995
Stinnett’s Proposal Sends Smoke Signals
3rd Floor DaviSy 5th Floor M-A Hall to Become Tobacco-Friendly?
by Zola Griffin
The Student Government Association is
currently considering a proposal penned by Jen
nifer Stinnett, Student Activities Chair and M-A
Hall resident, which would name .‘ith floor M-A
Hall as a designated smoking floor.
The proposal has been made in reaction to
the Residence Life Smoking Policy which was
established late last summer and reads: “Smok
ing is not permitted in residence hall common
areas or in any residents’ rooms.”
SGA was never given the o]rportunity to
debate the eurrent policy and students were not
informedofituntil they received their Residence
by Ruth Logan, special to Pravda
Are you wondering how you are going to
paynextsemester's tuition, fees,roomandboard'.^
Is your summer job money running out? Has
your family's financial situation changed? Ifyou
plan now, you can pay monthly without interest,
instead of paying the whole bill at once or bor
This monthly payment option is offered
This is not a loan — there is no credit check and
there are no interest or financecharges. The only
cost is an enrollment fee of $50.00. To pay
monthly, pick up an enrollment form in the
Business Office or call AMS. Send an enroll
ment form home to let your family know you’ve
found an easier way to pay for school next
Life Handbooks just before the beginningof last
The new proposal is basically identical in
content to the ’93-’94 policy, which allowed
smoking on Fifth Floor M-A Hall and Tliii’d
Floor Davis. To that, Stinnett has had added a
policy review after each semester that would
allow for smoking rights to be rescinded if the
practice produced problems. When asked,
Stinnett refused to comment to the Pravda about
Several resident students have expressed
agreement, yet concern. International student
Akiko Matsumoto stated, “Smoking is a person’s
right, but the person must remember others.”
Fifth floor M-A Hall resident Kat Ballou
stated support, but only if “they keep it (smoke)
in their rooms and out of the halls. If it doesn’t
affect my room, 1 don’t mind. I heard that a
petition to allow smoking was circulated, but I
never saw it.”
Fifth floor RA Angie Berry conceded, “It
is being done anyway, so they may as well make
But not all students stand in total agree
ment of the proposal. An anonymous source
rebutted, “If you don’t like not being able to
smoke in the dornis, you can live off campus.”
SIFE Hosts Talks and Tours
by John Langer
A new business club. Students in Free
Enterprise (SIFE) is making a name for itself on
has (lerhaps been sponsorship of an ongoing
series of talks by high ranking corj^orate execu
tives . These execs have offered presentations on
such subjects as management styles and slock
Additionally, the club has toured indus
trial sites such as Rockwell, a manufacturer of
truck axles. Though the off-campus tours and
speakers highlight business interests, they are
open to all students, not just business majors.
SIFE seems as interested in charity as
capitalism. Members collected canned food for
the Salvation Anny at Christmas time.
There are no membership dues, no prereq
uisites to learning about management and suc
cessful business practices. Meetings are onceor
twice a month and advertised on campus bulletin
boards in advance.
SIFE considers itself an active learning
program with a slated philosophy of “Tell me
and I will forget, show meand I mightremember,
involve me and 1 will understand.”
Erik Brown, Vice-President of SIFE ex
plained, “It’s a really good club. We have never
had a club like this until this year.”
The club’s leadership plans to expand
their program by visiting high schools on career
days. They, are also hoping to diversify their
membership by actively encouraging students of
varied majors to join.
Future SIFE trips include a tour of ITT
telecommunications next week and a journey to
Baxter, a major medical supplier.
You (or your parents) may call AMS
directly for more information. Their toll-free
number is 1-800-635-0120.
By planning now, you will not have pay
ment problems when next semester’s bill is due.
SheetsTosses Chicken, Wins Pageant
by Melissa Brown
Jeff Sheets was crowned K ing o f Hearts a t
a pageant sponsored by the Office of Student
Activities Friday nightinGaitherChapel. Sheets’
coronation was followed by a Saturday dance in
the Howerton Dining Hall.
Eight men — nominated by the college’s
female students — competed fiercely for the
coveted title of “King of Hearts”: Sean Ander
son, Aaron Gilchrist, Henry Logan, Phil Parker,
Antwan Phelps, Jeff Sheets, Sam Simpkins and
himself by tossing a chicken to the rear of the
chapel, was voted the King of Hearts by Beth
Wirtjes, Ruth Logan, Sherrie Willcox, and a
panel of select female judges. When asked how
it felt to be the “King of Hearts,” Sheets was at a
loss for words.
The contestants’ creativity was evident
from their entrance: Aaron Gilchrist and Henry
Logan, for example, were escorted onto the
Gaither stage wearing tight evening dresses and
Hosts Jennifer Stinnett and Jay Smith
amuscdtheaudienceofapproximately 75 people
with hilarious skits from Forrest Gump.
Freshman seventh-runner-up Sam
Simpkins said “It was an honor to be chosen, I
had a lot of fun — even though 1 came in dead
last.” When asked if he’d do it again he replied
with an enthusiastic “sure”.
Technical difficulties pushed back the
starting time of the King of Hearts Dance from
9:00 to 10:00 p.m., but the four-hour event was a
success all the same. Revelers seemed to take
seriously the invitation to dress “scmi-formal,"
press.” The Valentine’s dance seemed a bigger
draw than previous ones this year.
Freshman Jessie Davidson recounted, “I
had a great time, it was nice seeing people have
Steve Saveli retorted, “This dance was
exactly the same as every dance here, just with a
different theme.” ■
when she suggested finding a new DJ for future
for most of them showed up “dressed to im- dances.
Singers Cole, Smith, Perform in Gaither
by Christian Malone
Thursday, February 9, vocalist Jim Colebroughtanaudienceof 150 to cheers and laughter with
a mellow voice reminiscentof James Taylor. MostofCole’ssongshadaChristianmessage.buthealso
sang about humorous topics, such as laundry and Jacques Cousteau.
Family Science Major Scott Jenkinson bought Cole’s CD, EveryGeneration, after theconcert.
“Itwasgreat,”opinedJenkinson, “It was a typcofbluesy-folksy music that’s real popular in this area.”
Theconcert was made possible by a gift to the collegeby Robert Barker, M .D., a member of the
Montreat Presbyterian Church. Black Mountain radio station WFGWAVMIT also played a part in
bringing Cole to GaitherChapel.
Tonight, contemporary artist Paul Smith willmakeGaitherhisownaspartofSpiritualEmphasis
Smith has had a long career in music, most visible as one-tirnc lead singer of The Imperials;
Returning to performanceaftera three-year hiatus, Smith’snew album, EaZraMcarure, has been a hit,
Theconcert will begin at 7:30. Chapel credit will be given for attendance.