Friday, February 12, 1982
STUDENT UNION con't
Next year will see four hundred students on an
already crowded campus. Unless the administration
begins to recognize the human need for recreation and
takes some form of action, the students are going to
become more and more disenchanted and frustrated.
Coinin’ at You
I have experienced over half a school year at
NCSSM, and I've loved almost every minute of it.
However, I would like to suggest a few minor changes
that would make my remaining year and a half even more
First of all, I think that study rooms complete
with sauna baths and soft music should be installed in
every dorm so that we students can relax while doing
our homework. Secondly, all 7:45 classes should be
videotaped, so any students who pulled long-nighters
can sleep in. Furthermore, I think students should
receive breakfast in bed on required Saturdays. Al
though I don't expect this idea to be very popular with
the administration, it would make it a lot easier for
those of us who crank it all out on Friday night to
stay awake during Saturday morning activities. Speak
ing of getting up, it would be really funky if the
school'hired a wake up service that would Install
phones by our beds and ring us up in the morning. It
would be quite nice if the school also employed a
laundry service to wash our clothes for us, so we
wouldn't have to waste our valuable weekend time wait
ing for dryers.
We'll probably experience a lot of hot weather
before June; how about an ice cream machine for the
cafeteria to cool us off? And to give us something
exciting to do next winter, the school could provide
tickets to home Duke basketball games as a senior
privilege. Finally, to give us something to look for
ward to, the school could fly all of us over to Disney-
world over spring vacation.
I consider all of my suggestions, or at least most
of them, both realistic and desirable. Before I present
them to the Board of Trustees, I thought I'd get your
opinion of them.
Trying to Improve NCSSM
Unicorns always strive for the finer things in
life, and you are no exception. However, don't be
disappointed if the Board doesn't act on all of your
ideas at once; we can't allow the selection committee
to be flooded with more applications than they can read.
Besides, I wouldn't want your parents to think that NCSSM
is spoiling you. Hut keep trying!
Spring is just around the comer and so are spring
sports. NCSSM is planning to field teams in Boys' and
(iris Track, Girls' Softball, Boys' Tennis, Boys' Base
ball, and Girls' Soccer. If you are interested in any of
these contact Branson Brown.
Also, Dan Teague should be recognized for his contri
bution to NCSSM's athletics. Mr. Teague is a new math
teacher here, but he is the man responsible for the weight
room that is opening this week in the Wyche basement.
Thanks, Mr. Teague.
Lady Unicorns Prepare for Final
The girls' basketball season is about to come to a
close for this year. The team's best performance was
their opener with Vance Academy. Led by Shelley Line-
berger's season-high 20 points, the Unicorns lost a 40-39
heartbreaker. Tonya Smith, a valuable ballhandler, has
been out with an ankle injury and this has hurt the team.
Cynthia King yas rebounded well and Jamie Pate leads the
team defensively. Other team members are G. Bailey,
T. Crawford, D. Davis, S. Oxendine, A. Sturkey, L. Meyer,
and A. Vasu. Coach Edna Vann will lead her girls against
Cressett Academy at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday.
The intramural program here at NCSSM has been
mostly dormant for the past month or so. But, like old
Mother Nature and Ronnie's budget deficit, dramatic
growth is expected for the spring. Currently, the Ping
Pong tournament is in full swing while the card tour
naments, the Backgammon tournament, and the U.N.I.C.O.R.N.
basketball tournament are wrapping up.
Coming soon to a bubble near you is "On Green Pond"
-the story of intramural swimming and water sports.
Also, be on the lookout for a U.F.O. on campus—the
Ultimate Frisbee Open. Making return appearances are
your old favorites Tennis, Basketball, Spades, and
On. deck is Softball—soon to be a major motion
As always, we have exclusive use of the Edison
Johnson gym and weight room every Sunday (except
holidays) from 2 to 4 p.m. Don't forget that you can
check out the school's racquetball ticket and play for
half price. Have fun!
I just -got my class ring, and I feel like a
million dollars (or at least eighty-four dollars and
twenty-four cents). With that band of shiny lustrium
and faceted aquamarine stone sitting on my finger, I
no longer feel like a typical grungy junior; I now con
sider myself a genuine future alumna of the only resi
dential school of its kind. My confidence has improved
as well as my self-image; I'm beginning to accept the
possibility that I'll survive the remainder of my junior
year to become a real live senior. Any other ring I
might acquire in life, whether it's a college ring from
MIT, a wedding ring, or a diamond-studded ruby ring, will
be entirely second class beside my unicorn ring. Twenty
years from now, when I'm training to pilot the Space
Shuttle or to perform open-heart surgery. I'll give my
ring another twist and assure myself that if I lasted
through two whole years of NCSSM, I can do anything.
Million Dollar Junior
Dear Million Dollar,
I'm glad you realize the full value of your
NCSSM ring and that it's really what the ring stands
for that makes it so special. However, the ring has
a bit of magic all its own that you probably haven't
discovered yet, part of the magic of the unicorn. If
you want something badly enough, wish on your ring,
close your eyes, and think of the unicorn; it just
might come true.
What do you mean?
You asked me,
"What do you mean when you say you love me?"
the way you laugh
the way you cry;
the moments you make me strong
the moments you make me weak;
how you touch me so softly
how I touch you so tenderly;
the times we are together
the times I miss you so much that it hurts;
when your heart beats stronger because I am near
when my knees are weaker because you are there;
And most of all
I love you
You let me be me
You are always you
We are always one."
Did I answer your question?