North Carolina Newspapers

The Belles
St Mary’s
FEBRUARY 3, 1984
by Marta Bardnji
Many people shy away
from the word “computer” for
the reason that they are too
complicated to learn from and
operate. Strangely, computers
are just the opposite. They are
simple to use and at the same
time educational and fun.
St. Mary’s is fortunate to
have computer courses that en
able students to take advantage
of the great opportunities they
offer. The lab is open from
10:00-2:00, Thursday - Friday.
Interested high school students
may take the semester course
taught by Miss Birch; college
classes will be offered next
year. Also, evening courses are
offered to teach the steps of
going into a program. In addi
tion to the many courses off
ered during schooi right now,
there are tentative plans for
computer camps this summer,
so that students in summer
schooi wili have the bonus of
exploring computers.
The computers are fully
equipped with software which
allows word processing. As you
can see these computers are
helpful and free of hassles. So
why not take advantage of
them? You don’t know what
you’re missing!
St. Mary's Chapel
by Jerry Millar
by Susan Gardner
Julians is the new hot-spot
for the teens of local high
schools. It is located on
Hodges Street off Wake Forest
Julians is decorated like an
adult night club, but also has
video games, a snack bar, a
pizza parlor, and a 12-foot
screen playing non-stop rock
videos. There is also a large
ballroom with flashing lights
and a great sound system.. After
dancing up a storm, one can
cool off at the bar which serves
every type of non-alcoholic
drink imagineable.
Julians is open from 7:00-
12:00 every Friday and Saturday
night and entrance cost is only
$3.50. It’s main purpose is to
give teens something to do on
weekends and it is a great way
to meet new people. If you have
never been there you should
give it a try.
by Anne deRosset
College students at St.
Mary’s have a curfew of one
o’clock during the week, and
most have SDH, or self-deter
mining hours, on the'weekend
nights. The question has arisen
many times if the curfew of col
lege students should be ex
tended on weeknights. St.
Mary’s girls answered with
many various responses when
asked the question, “Should
college students be allowed the
privilege of SDH on week-
Most of the students polled
favored the proposition of
having SDH on weeknights.
Some of the girls stated that at
most colleges, students choose
their own hours. Susan Steele,
a junior from Raleigh, North
Carolina stated that, ‘-‘if we went
to a larger university, we would
be able to determine our hours
throughout the week by our
selves.” Miss Steele also voiced
the opinion that, “just because
St. Mary’s is a private school.
that is no reason we (the stu
dents) should not choose our
hours.” Corinne Young, a New
Orleans bom junior, said she
believed college students
needed to learn to be independ
ent and to organize their time.
Miss Young explained, “when
students go to college, you
should have your own decisions
to make.” All of those inter
viewed said they believed col
lege students are old enough
and have the responsibility to
make their own decisions. A
hall counselor for Cruikshank
Dorm, Beth Morris, when asked
if students should be allowed
SDH on weeknights stated, “of
course, we are all responsible
mature and intelligent people;
we can make our own de
Though all students
strongly approved of SDH on
the weeknights, most admitted
they would be concerned as to
the effects of the rule on their
grades. But, even if the out
come was negative, the stu
dents supported having SDH on
weeknights. Allison Carter, a
fun-loving junior from Rocky
Mount, NC, said she felt the
amount of “flunk-outs” at St.
Mary’s would rise. Miss Carter
also commented she was, “glad
we have a curfew for grade rea^
sons.” Ashley Burke, a resident
of Metarie, Louisiana, said she
would be concerned that stu
dents’ grades would fall, but
she felt that “students are
growing and maturing, and you
must learn by restricting your
self.” Most of the polled stu
dents stated there should be a
grade requirement for having
the privilege. Beth Morris com
mented, “Yes, students should
have to keep their grades up;
this isn’t playschool.”
Out of eight college stu
dents at St. Mary’s all approved
of the idea of having SDH on
weeknights. Susan Steele
stated on the subject, “Stu
dents need to be given a chance
to make their own decisions in
stead of being given more
by Beth Morris
Vitamins. Everyone wants
to know what they really do for
you. Do supplements help? Can
they hurt you? These are some
of the questions I’m dealing
with this month.
The body requires many
substances to keep it function
ing normally, and vitamins are
one of them. The only disease
they can cure or prevent is one
'^ich Is caused by a dificiency
of a specific vitamin.
Tbe term Vitamin refers to
the nutrient found in food while
Vitamin Supplement names the
Imitation of that nutrient, made
Into a pill form. The body
^nnot tell the difference be
tween the two forms. Food,
however, can provide rrrore than
Just one type vitamin and
supplies energy too, it's a pack-
®9e deal. Vitamin supplements
*^n not provide energy.
If you eat a balanced and
Adequate diet, you can meet all
Vour nutrient needs within a
'^®®sonable calorie allowance.
Having done this, you do not
need to take supplements.
This is simply a brief sui^
mary of the Vitamins A, D, E,
Tand C. More specific and in
depth information is always
Sable if you are really inter
ested (and I do not mean from
SUpolltan,, Glamor or
Madmoiselle, either.) ^
Vitamins A, E, D, a
are fat soluable
more specifically »
fattv tissues. intaKe
ecisiiK>‘ soluble
it^^t Stored
which means it is no
and must be provided everyday
'^'^ncf/on- does not pre-
infection but rather matn-
m healthy condition of
tains the r
Deficiency - causes a pro
tein to be secreted which dries
the epithelial tissues making
them hosts for bacterial infec
Toxicity- mainly from cap
sule form; joint pain, stunted
growth, bone abnormalities,
cessation of menstruation,
nausea, gastrointestional
misery, rashes and enlargement
of liver and spleen.
Sources- liver, milk, sweet
potatoes, carrots, spinach,
cantaloup, squash, broccoli,
nnd apricots.
As a rule you should in
clude dark green or deep orange
vegetables or fruits in your diet
every other day.
Vitamin E
Function - protects poly
unsaturated fats from destruc
tion by oxygen.
Deficiency - almost im
possible because it is so wide
spread in foods.
, .. Toxidty - rare • •
Sources - Vegetable oil, It is also synthesized by bac-
margarine. teria in the intestinal tract.
Vitamin D
Function- makes possible
the absorption of calcium and
Deficiency- osteomalacia:
disease in adults which
weakens bones.
Toxidty - diarrhea, head
ache, nausea, and calcium
deposits in soft tissues of
Sources - The sun (the
ultraviolet rays stimulate the
production of the vitamin in the
body) fish liver oils, sardines,
salmon, milk and egg yolks.
Vitamin K
Function - necessary for
blood clotting.
Deficiency - poor blood
clotting; free bluing.
Toxidty - an excess is
toxic and therefore available
only through prescription..
Sources - greert leafy
vegetables, tomatoes and liver.
Vitamin C
Function - essential for
forming collagen which is part
of the body’s defense and repair
system. Collagen enables the
body to withstand injury and in
fection and forms the base of all
connective tissues such as
bones, teeth, skin and tendons.
Defidency- seen mainly in
male teenagers and elderly men
who do not eat vegetables and
salads. Smoking cigarettes
seems to interfere with the use
of Vitamin C.
Toxidty - raises uric acid
level of urine and so can cause
gout in some people, can ob
scure the results of some medi
cal tests, impairs ability of
white blood cells to kill bacteria
therefore can worsten the infec
tion, can affect fertility and the
health of the fetus.
Sources - Citrus fruits,
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