To the editor
You’ve Got A Friend
As 1 listen to the constant gossip about the faculty, I am quite
amused, though I tend to fall prey often. Comparing teachers and
complaining seems to be a favorite student pastime. Although I
have my share of complaints, I have learned that it is possible to
maintain unique relationships with the faculty. Not only are these
people here to teach us the subject they have mastered, they are
here to help us as we struggle with academic, extracurricular, and
social problems. Academic advisors can be personal advisors, or
merely a shoulder to lean on. Teachers do lead a life beyond the
classroom, and they are probably more than willing to share it
with students. I have several members of the faculty that I trust
when there is something I need to discuss, f have also formed a
very special relationship with my advisor, who has shared my de
cisions of curriculum, major and choice of colleges, and is lur
ing me into a much better writer. Beyond the academic side of our
advisor-advisee relationship, we have formed a friendship and I
would never hesitate to discuss my personal life with him. The re
lationship that I have formed with both teachers and staff have
been beneficial in numerous ways. I feel certain these friendships
will extend far beyond my years at S.M C
Letters Can Brighten the Day
By C.C. Henkel
If you are a typical St. Mary’s girl, you will readily agree how
much mail can brighten your day (unless of course it’s from
Southern Bell). But seriously the further away you are and the
more homesick you are, the more grateful you are for even the
With the U.S. Marines indefinitely remaining in Lebanon as
peacekeeping forces, it is certain that they would appreciate any
type of mail. No matter how brief, try to write something encour
aging to the soldiers in the next few weeks just to let them know
we are thinking of them.
The address is:
Fleet Post Office N.Y. 09502
SGA DANCE COMING UP
On Saturday, November 12, the SGA will sponsor their annual
dance at the Fiaddison Hotel, from 9:00 to 1:00. Tickets are
$12.00 per couple and can be purchased from any SGA officer. No
alcohol will be served or allowed in the dance, so please, do not
try to bring any drinks into the ballroom. The rule isn’t that hard to
follow, and abiding by it will make the dance a lot of fun for every
Editor - Rebecca Rogers
Assistant Editor -Annabelle Brandeaux
Sports Editor - Ann Marie Campbeil
Advertising Editor - Della Jones
Reporters: Vaiden Kramer. Cathy Hancock. Suzannah Higby. Shannor
Coleman. Catherine Loflin. Maria Bardnt. Michele Mason. Beth Morris
Ann Fitzmaurice. Lara Gibbs, and Jeannie Trueblood
Typists - Lara Gribbs. Ann goo Hillsborough St.
Campbell. Rebecca Rogers. Raleigh, N.C.27611
Over the summer, I turned eighteen, registered to vote, and
prepared to have my “first” drink. And, within two weeks, a new
law took away this right. It almost made me look forward to re
turning to school in North Carolina where the drinking age was
still eighteen. Shortly thereafter, though. I was burned again
when Jim Hunt raised the drinking age here as well.
Then came the lectures from lawyers, parents and other pro
hibitionists. We are all aware of what they told us - 0.10 and you
were D.W.I. (driving while impaired). They even offered a reward
to you for learning the magic number - 832-8801. In the long run,
this will supposedly prevent the abuse of alcohol and lessen the
number of accidents.
Perhaps. But here’s a few of my theories. First of all, there had
to be a catch to that money give-away for learning the taxi cab
number. Nobody gets something for nothing. You think it’s a reg
ular cab service? No sir. As I see it, it’s either Dean Jones’ phone
number or that’s where they take you after you call. And then you
probably still have to pay the cab fare.
Secondly, by raising the drinking age to 19, Anheuser-Busch
and Coors will need to find a new way to re-coop their losses from
the lack of 18-year-old drinkers. Thus, I predict a soft drink with at
least three times the amount of caffeine in present soft drinks. In
other words, replace one vice with another.
And, finally, I see the throngs of St, Mary’s students no longer
transferring to UNC-CH, but rather to South Carolina where the
drinking age is still 18.
Where there’s a will, there’s a way.
A thirsty student
awaiting transfer to
Wondering Where to go?
by Vaiden Kraemer
There are only a couple of more weeks left to get your applica
tions filled out for early acceptance. But for those who aren’t ap
plying yet and haven’t quite decided where they want to go to col
lege, walk to the guidance office where there are plenty of bro
chures on different schools. Some students might be saying,
“Why look at a brochure when I’m going to Chapel Hill?”
The main purpose of the brochure is to show that there are a
variety of schools to choose from. They help you broaden your
horizons and further you in your career direction. You do not have
to automatically decide on Carolina, or any other school for that
matter - instead, investigate other options to find the one that’s
best for you.
Just look at the large number of schools in North Carolina
only. If you wanted to go into engineering, how about N.C. State
University? Duke University has an excellent accounting program,
or if your interested in law. Wake Forest may be a good choice.
East Carolina University offers a good medical program.
These are only a sample of the universities that could offer you
an open door into your future. So, before you decide on a univer
sity for no particular reason, investigate, ask questions, and pick
the one that’s best for you.
NEW AWARDS PROGRAM
The National Endowment for the Humanities has announced a
new grants program for individuals under 21 to carry out their own
non-credit humanities research projects during the summer of
1984. The Younger Scholars Program will award up to 100 grants
nationally for outstanding research and writing projects in such
fields as history, philosophy and the study of literature. These
projects will be carried out during the summer of 1984. The appli
cation deadline is November 15. 1983.
Award recipients will be expected to work full-time for nine
weeks during the summer, researching and writing a humanities
paper under the close supenrision of a humanities scholar. Please
note that this is not a financial aid program, and no academic
credit should be sought for the projects.
A booklet of guidelines and application instructions should be
available for photoco(9ying at the campus student placement of
fice, or write to: Younger Scholars Guidelines, Room -.26, The
National Endowment for the Humanities. Washington, D.C.