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(Suthem Aksent) n.l. a way of speaking unique to a particular region or group, v.r.2. to pronounce with prominence 

scsaS. the official Southern College student newspaper. 

Hola! fiestival style 

NEWS on the 

I Beta Kappa Tau Club will j^, 
I be having a get acquainted ^1 

I meeting on Thursday, Sep- ^^-* 

I (ember 10 at 6pm in the C/Q 
I student center. C^ 

| Places to go - Tennessee 

I around! Explore the aquarium 
I for yourself. Inside pg. 14. 

I Senior Pictures will be held 
I Sunday, September 13 & 20 at 
1 9am - 7pm and Monday, Sep- 
tember 14 from 8am-7pm. Se- 
st have their portraits 
ine of these times due 
lo the annual deadline. Drapes 
x tops will be provided. 

I Thatcher Hall renovations: 

I Thiscould be your room! Inside 
I Pg- 5. 

■ Talent Show Deadline is Sep- 

I tember7. Auditions will be Sep- 
I tember 14. Talent Show will be 
I held September 26 at 9:07. For 
I mfo: Amy Beckworth, ext. 2447. 
I Next Accent issue: Create-a- 

■ date promotion. Big prizes for 
I taking your dream date on the 
I most creative date in SC history. 

1 Hurricane Relief Effort: 

Students offer help 3 

I ID Cards and Expiration: 

John Beckett explains ...5 

■ Comics 17 

1 Entertainment 20 

By Jeanne Hernandez 

It all began at the August 27 assem- 
bly. Three foreigners appeared 
onstage disguised as the Three 
Amigos (James "My name is Juan" 
Dittes, David Beckworth, and John 


• • The fiestival 

Jig was go- 

definitely gave 

tight at 
):14 p.m. 

new meaning to 

the term 'contact 


' a s s - 

- Princess 




found a plai 
the lights w> 


dressed .i 

night arrived and I followed a mob 
out to what appeared to be the place, 
the lies PE Center. Iweavedmyway 
through, disguising myself as the 
press, and passed through the tight 
security, only to be given a color- 
coded name tag. Interesting. 

Iwasint I looked aroundand 
;it when suddenly 
t. To my surprise 
vatching Speedy 
Hmmm, this 
over-up. Then someone 
. green dinosaur went up 
on stage. He goes by Dobber. 

A one word spelling lmihc 
andaquestionnaire followed the slide 
show. By now we were outside on 
the field and were told to divide into 
groups by our colors. We played 
icebreaker games. The first was a 
shoe switching game. Sophomore, 
Tami Burch found it to be very intel- 
lectual. "It was profound. It re minded 
me of the story of Cinderella," she 

But as the night progressed, the 
games became more and more vio- 
lent, just as I had expected. The 
bedlam game was next— meaning a 
place of noisy confusion, a mad- 
house. People were running every- 
where, sacking each other. Tim Tay- 
lor said, "It was like playing football 
without pads." 

This game was the highlight for 
most students. Brennon Kirstein en- 
joyed it because "it involved every- 
nnp and it was nttfirlv foolish!" Jun- 

Luenda Corkum walks into the new school year in a unique way 

le ana u was utterly foolish!" Jun 
tor Mickey Sayles's favorite part'"- 
"getting smashed and run over or 


field. It gave me a rush." Many 
people agreed it was definitely agood 
way of coming in CONTACT with 
people you did not know. 

Next was a marshmallow contest 
where Amaury Garcia shoved more 
than 14 marshmallows in his mouth 
and said, "I'm a chubby bunny." A 
limbo contest followed. Jon Fisher 
and Dan LaFlair tied for first, and 
Leslie Brooks came in second. 

I asked Junior John Negly what 
hethoughtofthecrowd. "Theywere 
loud and energetic. By the way I'm 
eligible... but not desperate. I like 
swimming, biking... Hey, don't write 
that! Come back here!" ...Whew! 
That was close! 

The night ended just like I ex- 
pected it would. ..with a 
BANG... fire works lit up the sky over 
Southern... A great beginning to a 

Joker on the way 

fly James Dittes 

The copy is in; the pictures are 
matched with the names; and the 
1992-1993 Joker is at the presses, 
looking forward to release on Sep- 
tember 16. 

"I'm brain dead right now," 
said Jason Aggio, Joker Editor. 24 
straight hours of layout and last 
minute changes ended at around 
10:30 Sunday night toensure an early 
press dale on Monday. The printing 
time is usually ten working days. 

""It's going to be a basic 
straightforward Joker," said Aggio 
of the picture directory. He added 
that the release date would have been 
pushed back to midterm had it not 
been for the volunteers who helped 

(gage Hivo} 

CvditOPial Mr. Dittes' s Word for the Decade 

James D 

What are we going to do wilh the 

An "evil empire" has fallen, only 
to reveal a collection of warring and 
ill-matched clans resuming the battles 
of hundreds of years ago. Our own 
nation has zestfully risen to the title 
of world leader, yet found itself 
crippled in a time of economic un- 

and the impact we can have upon it, 
I, in my editorial musings, have tried 
to put a finger on the shape of the 
decade — indeed to put it into one 
simple word. That word is responsi- 

Responsibility really isn't as aw- 
ful as it sounds. There is so much to 
go around, yet so few to accept it. 
The eighties ran the word into the 
ground. Millions of dollars were 


passed around in the courts on the 
grounds of who was most respon- 
sible. Indeed the eighties' theme of 
"passing the buck' belonged to more 
than just economic prosperity. Inthe 
early eighties the Democratic Con- 
gress and president were blamed — 
and beaten — by Ronald Reagan for 
the recession. The same body is 
blamed for the current recession by 
George Bush-even for the demise of 
"family values" in the nation. 

But I'm sick of blame. Who is 
going to stand up and start taking 

In his acceptance speech at the 
Democratic Convention, Albert 
Gore, Jr. addressed the word — our 
wordforthedecade. "In the end, this 
election isn't about politics,"he said. 
"It isn't even about winning. . . .it's 

about the responsibilities we owe 
one another and we owe our chil- 
dren, the calling we hear to serve our 
country and be part of a community 
larger than ourselves." 

Southern College is a commu- 
nity. And in many ways each one of 
us is responsible for its survival. But 
within this community we hold very 
important responsibilities toward 
each other — responsibilities that sim- 
ply cannot be ignored. 

As students, we are responsible to 
apply ourselves toward a profes- 
sional career and Christian lifestyle. 
We also realize our responsibility to 
the well-being of the institution. We 
are the face it shows to the world. 
We decide whether it frowns or 
smiles, cries or shouts for joy. 

In turn, the administration and 
faculty are the leaders in this com- 

munity — indeed, the ones most di- 
rectly for its survival. But their re- 
sponsibility doesn'tend there; italso I 
includesanacceptanceofthe student 
body, its needs, and the integral part I 
it plays in this community. 

Accent in this election year v. 
step down from responsibility either, I 
The story of the 1992-1993 school 
year — this "TimeforChange"— will I 
be told within these pages ii 
weekstocome. Allyouhavetodois I 
keep reading. 

What do the nineties promise? I 
of the sixties, more financial u 
tainty , and a desperate need for those I 
who will stand up and be respon- [ 

What dossAccent promise forthe I 
year to come? Read my clips, and I 
you'll find out what's going oi 

AbOUt Accent: When Angie and I sat down to plan this year's Accent, our goals were fairly modest-simply to forever change the face of | 
Art mi us we know it, and in lead Mr: eollei'e press inln the twenty-first century. Everything is new. The design and the format have all been 
changed to give the newspapei back to Ihe people whom it really belongs to-you, the readers. "Southern College Top Ten" and "Quotes of the 
Week" arc ways the reader can participate in Accent without having to write a controversial letter to the editor. We have added a unique religi- 
section, which will allow for more discussion of religious issues as well as a closer look at religious life on campus. Alex Bryan will be bringing u 
analysis of the issues in the presidential campaign. There arc more columns by Andy Nash, Rick Mann, Christian Lighthall [ni 
Dr. Grundset, all intended to comment on life here at Southern and preserve the feeling of what it really mean; 
new, everything is so very exciting (even at the present hour of 3:00 am) and everything is written for you. 

Guest Editorial - Rick Cavanaugh, SCSA Executive VP 

"The American way: baseball, remainseffectivelyoutoftouchwith 
apple pie", and . . . the electoral the student body. Explicitly, the 
process. With the coming of Ihe S.A. exists for the students. In turn. 
Presidential election this fall comes the students must insure that the S.A. 
an added interest in politics. On performs to their expectations 
September 8, 1992, S.C. students through the senate, 
will be voting for candidates to rep- The Senate takes on two heavy 
resent their precincts in the Student responsibilities: the senate not only 
Association Senate. This senate is represents the students to the faculty 
the medium which monitors the ac- but also represents the faculty to the 
tivities of the Student Association students. Thisflipsideoflherespon- 
and conveys the students' views to sibility is often forgotten, neverthe- 
the faculty. Iess,itisequally important andshould 

Consequently, the main purpose be remembered whenever a resolu- 
of senate is to provide a forum in lion is presented to the faculty. It is 
whiehlhestudentsinformtheexecu- in this sense that the S.A. Senate 
live officers inthe S.A, of the general works with both the students and the 
will of their constituents. For ex- faculty to provide an excellent sym- 
ample, on September 23, the SCSA posium for issues concerning stu- 
cxecutive officers will propose a dent-faculty relations. 
budgetontheorderof$80,000tothe Hence, the Student Association 
senate in its first regular meeting. Senate fulfills a vital role in student 
The students have entrusted the ex- government even as Congress serves 
ecutive officers with this money to a vital role in national government, 
provide excellent student leadership However, to avoid the mire that Con- 
on Southern's campus. Thus, the grass has on he national level, the 
students, through senate, must indi- Student Association Senate needs 
cate their approval in the use of this excellent candidates to assure South- 
money. Clearly then, the fulfillment emCollegesludentsayearworthyof 
of this advising role is crucial to the their expectations. 
S.A. officers, for without it the S.A. YOU need the S.A.Senate. 

The S.A. Senate needs YOU! 


,THER f> A 


James Dittes 

Assistant Editor 

Angie Coffey 

Politics Editor: Alex Bryan Ad Manager: Calvin Siummons 

Religion Editor: Curtis Forrester Copy Editor: Melissa Shook 
Sports Editor: Eric Johnson Typists: April Nicholson 

Lifestyle Editor: Beth Mills Jeannie Sanpakit 

Photography Editor 
Rick Mann 
Sean Pitman 

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Student Association, is published twice a month and is released every 
other Thursday with the exception of vacations. Opinions expressed in 
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of the editor, the Southern College Student Association, the Seventh- 
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Hurricane hits close to home 

By James Dittes 

rhe skies cleared up over S 


College Monday morning. 


?4 Adrizzly.drearyweekei 


and dawn broke promptly : 



Dawn never came th 


Ihe residents of southern 


whose lives and properties ■> 

ere lit- 

erally turned upside down i 


:ane Andrew, the costliesi 


disaster in U.S. history. 

Phillip Fong, a Juni 

r man- 

agement major, knows too 

ell the 

tost of the destruction. Hi 

Las among the many lost in 


[lead, Florida, which bore t 1 

: brunt 

t>f Hurricane Andrew's tern 

. "Ev- 

erylhing from Dadeland to 


siead is destroyed," he sai 


devastated. It's totally gon 

In the first few days 

iter the 

hurricane, Fong had no dir 

t con- 

lact with his family. Phoi 

e lines 

were down, and he could - 

dy get 

news indirectly, through othe 


who li mi outside me devasta 


What he did learn was not 


ing. Although his family ha 


awav suielv and stayed with . 

i uncle 

in Color Ridge, the roof wa 


from Ihe house and two wa! 

■; buck- 

led under the strain of Andre 


mile-per-hour winds. 

Throughout Florida, the hi 


left 15 dead, 250,000 homel 

ss, and 

tost an estimated 15 to 20 billion 

pilars in damages. 


Phillip Fong, victim of Hurrican Andrew, donates his ti 
nity services to help others suffering. 

"My whole family is down 

there," said Fong just after the disas- 
ter. "Ijustfeel helpless; there'snofh- 
ing I can do." But many students, 
including Fong, did help by volun- 
teering in the Community Services 
effort to send aid down to Florida 
[See related story below]. 

Ten days after Hurricane 
Andrew, which also struck southern 
Louisiana, the relief effort is work- 
ing at a feverish pace, and life in 
southern Florida shows little chance 
of getting back to normal soon. Profi- 
teers and scalpers are selling basic 

like ice for up to five times 
the regular price. The drive from 
Miami to Homestead is a gauntlet of 
checkpoints, instituted todiscourage 
looters and allow only residents and 
media officials to get through. 

Fong'sfumil) has also began 
rebuilding their home and their lives. 
"We'll have to knock [the house] 
down and rebuild it all over again." 
he said. "But we're lucky compared 
to other people. The Mexicans in my 
area have nothing to go back to — no 
■they can only go on." 

Life in Homestead, Florida 
will never be the same again; thanks 
to Hurricane Andrew neither will 
life for Phillip Fong. "It's changed 
about everything," he said. 
"One day you have everything, the 
next day, nothing. You find out how 
much you really take for granted." 

As the skies finally clearover 
southern I-IuikI;i. people like Phillip 
Fong are rebuilding their homes and 
their lives. "I appreciate God now 
than any other time in my life," 
he said. In his case and many others, 
dawn will never look so precious as 

Enrollment holds 
steady for '92 

Bv James Diltes 

Student Aid 

Students help Florida disaster relief 

man, Scott Pena loads re- 
"eF supplies on the community 
service truck bound for Miami. 
Students helped load a semi full 

About twenty Southern students as- 
sisted in the Hurricane Andrew relief 
effort last weekend by volunteering 
at the Chattanooga Area Community 
Services Center. 

The relief effort at the center 
was part of acoordinated relief effort 
overseen by the North American Di- 
vision of Seventh-day Adventists. 
The work included unloading relief 
suppl ies, cataloguing the suppl ies and 
reloading for eventual shipment to 
the Community Services relief head- 
quarters, located in the parking lot 
and gymnasium of the Ft. Lauder- 
dale church. 

"The logistics of something 
like this is incredible," said Gail Wil- 
liams, Executive Director of the Com- 
munity Services Center. "But the 
students were terrific. They have 

been pleasant, charming and willing 
to do anything." 

The relief effort collected a 
variety of different materials to be 
shipped to Southern Florida. "We 
chose those things that you always 
need like diapers, paper towels and 
baby formula," Said Williams. Also 
purchased were $5000 worth of roof- 
ing materials. Food aid was coordi- 
nated through the local food bank. 

Christy Futcher, a sophomore 
nursing major, volunteered for two 
hours on Sunday. "I feel like I'm 
helping out," she said. "It's the only 
thing I could do for the people in the 

Williams emphasized how 
greatly the students had been. "Some 
people only want to do the heroics, 
these kids will do anything you ask 
them to do." 

As registration closed this week, the 
big news was not how many or how 
few, but the strange case of deja vu 
administrators are feeling after the 
fourth straight year of consistent 
enrollment numbers. 

At the close of registration 
in the gym last Tuesday, 1298 stu- 
dents had registered, a decrease of 
only 10 from a year ago. Incoming 
freshmen numbered ten more than 
the previous registration, however, 
and with late registrants sure to 
come, the administration remarked 
on the enrollment stability. 

"Our enrollment has defi- 
nitely stabilized over the last four 
years," said Mary Elam, Vice Presi- 
dent for Academic Admissions. 
"This is the fourth year in a row that 
ournumbers have wavered less i han 
25 students." 

At last count on Tues- 
day, 1433 students wereon the rolls, 
an increase due to many registrants 
from field schools, as well as a few 
full-time latecomers. 

New faces on campus 

Donn Leather-man 

Pastor Donn Leatherman comes 
to (he Religion Department from 
the University of Eastern Africa 
where he was the assistant profes- 
sorul religiniiitnijhihhea] studies 
Currently he mixes his teaching 
load with the completion of his 
JoL'im-LiJ work from McGill Uni- 
versity in Montreal, Quebec. His 
Donation project is entitled" An 
Evaluation of Recent Theories 
Regarding the Metrical Structure 
of Classical Hebrew Poetry." 

Leatherman brings a wealth of 
experience to Southern. 
His work in Africa and the Middle 
East included a stint at Middle 
East College in Lebanon jusi after 
the Israeli invasion of 1982. "There 
Jewish curse that goes: 'May 
you live in interesting times,'" he 
said. During the "interesting 
in Lebanon that year, 
Leatherman spent six weeks of the 
a bomb shelter because 
of artillery battles. 

DanaReed, who graduated from 
Southern in 1983, joins the Nurs- 
ing Department as Assistant Pro- 
fessor of Nursing, teaching Mater- 
nal and child nursing. After re- 
ceiving her B.S. in nursing, Reed 
was a nursing instructor at South- 
western University for one year 
before attending Texas Women's 
University to receive herM.S. She 
then worked in a labor and delivery 
at the hospital in Arlington, Texas, 
omes to Southern from the 
Eastridge Hospital in Cleveland 
where she worded in home health 
nursing and labor and delivery. 

Reed noted that many things 
change from being a student in the 
nursing program to being a teacher. 
"You gel to make the rules instead 
of follow them," she said 

Orville Bignall 

Dr. OrvilleBignall, who gradu- 
ated from Southern in 1986, re- 
turned to the Physics Department 
after successfully defending Ins 
doctoral dissertation at Florida 
Stale University in Tallahassee. 
His dissertation concerned the 
infra-red spectroscopic determi- 
nations of vibrations in small mol- 

A native of Jamaica, Dr. Bignall 
holds close ties to Southern's 
Physics Department and to Dr. 
Hefferlin. His son was named 
after the department head, and 
Bignall assumed responsibility to 
Hefferlin's General Physics 
class — a Southern science institu- 
tion Bignall relishes the opportu- 
nity to teach. "It's a thrill to be 
back knowing I could share some 
of the same experiences I used to 
partake of here," he said. 

Joyce Aze vedo 
Dr. Joyce Azevedo joins the 
Biology Department, specializing 
molecular biology. Hermaster's 

thesis dealt with "Novel Gene or- 
der and Sequence Rearrangement 
RomanonK-nii i\j ; v J ie i y .< i i\t v ;\ 1 i 
tochondrial DNA." 

When asked if her expertise in 
any organism with a name like 

l\oni.;iinn\k'nni:-,i uhViyuur; wmild 
intimidate students, she smiled and 
said, "I don't think it would — 
especially my molecular students. 
I don't know about the freshmen," 
she added, "It might go in one ear 
and out the other." (If it fits, that 
is.) Forthe record. Romanomermis 
culicivorax is a parasite thai preys 
upon mosquitoes, and can be used 
effectively in destroying them. 

Campus Safety officer, Tim Hewlett, operates the new traffic c 
ing lights between Thatcher Hall and the Gymnasium. 

Lights for campus safei 

Bv Melissa Shook 

Now there i 


In order to correct a 
which has been a problem in past 
years. Campus Safety has introduced 
a new way to regulate vehicular and 
pedestrian traffic at the main cross- 
walk between Thatcher Hall and the 
gymnasium. Problems such as long 
lines of automobiles and student un- 
certainty as to right of way has en- 
couraged Campus Safety to recon- 
sider means of directing such traffic 
safely through the area. 

The new system involving the 
use of a manually-operated stoplight 
was put intoeffect Thursday, August 

27. According to Campus SafeM 
officer, Tim Hewlett, the lights 
be operated regularly during sched 
uled assemblies and Friday nig 
vespers. "It will reduce a lot of 
confusion," he said. 

Student sentiment seems to 
elect a positive opinion of the r 
system for varied reasons. "It' 
good idea," said sophomore. Sot 
Milicic. "It gives cars a chance J 

Dana Wolfe, a junior nursing n 
jor, agreed. "I always thought I 
stoplight was need at that ci 
she said. 

Sophomore Brian Lowman hfl 
one suggestion. Campus Safety n 
file for future reference. "If the st 
light stops working, we could 
ways build a bridge!" 

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Practicality behind ID validation 

By Brenda Keller 

Beckett doesn't feel the a "check" number to insure that the ways to improve the efficiency of ID 

extra step at registration ID number was entered correctly, card charging. For instance, some 

is a problem, since only The second digit was the card num- colleges are now using a debit sys- 

twopercentofthestudents ber. If a student lost an ID card and tern in which ID card charges are 

failed to get their cards was issued a new one, the last num- subtracted from a sum which the 

validated before leaving ber would change to show that the student,orthestudent'sparents,puts 

the gymnasium. userwasholdingareplacementcard. into the account. This system is 

Another plus of hav- Beckett said that the card number more suited to students' individual 

ing the expiration date on the card is wasexpandedtothreedigitslastyear needs since students decide how 

that is students wish to use their because more numbers were needed much advance payment money they 

cards as off-campus identification to cover all the replacement cards. need to give the school, based on the 

there will be no doubt of validity. The ID card SC students carry amount they wish to charge. 

Useofaremovablestickeraisoopens today has come a long way. The first Some colleges find this sys- 

works better than a blanket policy 

multi-year cards, which the college were plastic with punched-card holes for the size of advance payment, 

may consider doing if it should save in them. A machine read the ID which requires the same amount of 

time and be cost-effective, Beckett number by the position of the holes "good faith" money from a dormi- 

sam "- so that the students could charge tory student who eats three meals on 

The newest change in ID cafeteria food. About 1972, ID card campus daily as from a community 

cards follows the trend which began use was expanded to include other student who rarely or never eats on 

last year with the addition of a mag- on-campuspurchases,Iikebooksand campus. Beckett said another ad- 

neticstripe,colorphoto,andanextra school supplies. The punched-hole vantageof this type of system is that 

number for the bar code. The use of ID was used for over fifteen years. In "it puts more control directly in the 

■:■ r-ulurL' io t'Hi-nlete the ma § nelic stri P e > which is now the early eighties came the bar-code students' hands so they get less of a 

B we feel the student USeC * m ^ orm ' tor y and church door ID, which Southern currently uses, run-around at registration." Some 

locks, may be expanded in the future, The future may include more colleges now even use ID cards to 

Beckett said. Originally, only two changes in the way ID cards are used, make vending machine purchases, 

digits followed the ID number on the Beckett says Southern College is in further reducing the amount of cash 

back of the card. The first digit was "the initial search stages" of finding a student needs to carry." 

Many students did a double- 
e after receiving their new SC ID 
|ards and discovering that their card 
nired on the first day of school. 

Theplantovalidatethecards ^,^^^"^12.^" S^f-VlTS ^ ^ ^T' 

a final step at registration was not '" ....... u.., " 

I practical joke, but a planned strat- 
m the part of Information Ser- 
John Beckett, director of In- 
timation Services, gives several 
; for the change. He says, 
(Students occasionally discover their 
a longer works. It is usually 
id reason — such as the end of 
;ster, or i 

a right to know when their card is 
lo expire, so we are now printing 
expiration date on the card." 

lew showers causing " 
addition" frustrations 

H\ Michelle Lashier 

Repairs in Thalcher Hall have 

breed many residents into tempo- 

ms. The women are staying 

inex and Conference Center 

|til their rooms on the East Wing 


Originally the repairs were 

be Finished before the semester 

legan. "We hoped to have it done 

pore school started," Women's 

an Sharon Engel said, "'but we had 

e camp meetings here." She said 

e projected date of completeion is 

k^ptember 16. 

She had been concerned for 
time about the state of the bath- 
;, even calling them a health 
Izard. She said the East Wing was 
Specially bad. 

Another reason for the delay 
| that the repairs were not expected 
o extensive. "Nothing was a 
lick fix," said Engel. The showers 
pre the only things they intended to 
place, but "things just mushroomed 

In order to remove the shower 
am ihe bathroom, the wall beside 
e sink had to be scrapped. Then, 
e windows were taken out in order 
o get the showers out of the rooms. 
[^placing the knocked out walls led 

rep j 


tecarpedting the roc 
f>e bathroom was also replaced, and 
1 fan installed to remove moisture 
md help prevent mildew. "It's al- 
; ' 'ike starting over," Engel said. 
Engel said she has been fight- 

ing for repairs in the bathrooms since 
she has been here, but that Helen 
Durichek, Associate Vice President 
for Finance, is also largely respon- 
sible. "She pushed [the repairs] 
through," Engel said. 

Although badly needed re- 
pairs are taking place, many Thatcher 
residents are frustrated. "It's incon- 
venient, you have to walk far, and 
nothing works," said freshman Kim 
Collins of her temporary room in the 
Conference Center. Collins and other 
residents have been living there for 
several weeks and are skeptical of 
the projected date, Spet. 16. Many 
expect the repairs to last longer than 

A new feature has been added 
to the first floor windows to insure 
the safety of the residents. A bar 
allows it to open only 6 inches, but it 
can be removed in case of an emer- 
gency. Removing the bar sets off an 
alarm in the security department. 
Also, the heater/AC will shut off 
when the window is opened in order 
to save energy. 

The downstairs rec room is 
also being redecorated. A new re- 
frigerator will be installed, said Engel, 
as well as new tile, paint, curtains, 
and furniture. The old piano has 
been refinished and will be put back 
in the rec room when the repairs are 

Sophomore Staci Jenkins 
believes residents will be pleased 
with the end results. "There is no 
comparison [between the old and 
new rooms"," she said. "It was worth 
the wait and the hassle." 

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Alex Bryan 

George Bernard Shaw once 
wrote that "It's all that the young can 
do for the old, to shock them and 
keep them up to date." These words 
seem to characterize this current po- 

With his selection of Senator 
AI Gore of Tennessee, Bill Clinton 
punctuated his central message: 
George Bush and the Republicans 
are out of touch, policy-old, worn 
out, and out of date. Both Clinton 
and Gore, who are in their mid-for- 
ties, contrast noticeably with the ag- 
ing George Bush. From the Demo- 
crats' perspective that is the point. 
They arc striving to convey the mes- 
sage: We are young and it's time to 
chock America and bring it up to 

But the Republicai 
course, haven't missed a beat on this 
trend either. The increasing ap- 
pearances of forty-something Dan 
Quayle are certainly conspicu- 
ous. The numbers and visibility of 
young delegates at the Republican 
convention last month were purpose- 
filled. And George Bush after his 
acceptance speech, kicking balloons 
and frolicking with his grandchil- 
dren arc pictures intended to show 
that the President may not be young, 
but he is at heart. And most impor- 
tantly, he is a president who under- 
stands the young people of America. 
After all. he better counteracts Gov- 
ernor Clinton's Arsenio Hall and 
MTV strategy. 

This year's presidential elec- 
tion is all about youth. 1992 could 
hold the most high profile youth 
agenda since the presidential elec- 

tion politics during Vietnam. 

Some current examples of 
1992 youth politics: ( 1) The in- 
creasingly overbearing financial 
burden of the elderly (e.g. so- 
cial security and medicare) 
being paid for by young 
Americans. Some have 
proposed that these "er 
titlemenls"be means- 
tested. In other 
words, if yo 
make a lot of 

especially _ "^/H^ 

for college graduates. _ °o l 
More and more skilled jobs 
are not there waiting for young 
college-educated Americans. The 
jobless rate has been an issue con- 
siderably talked ahoul by bothcan- 
didalcs. (3) The federal deficit. 
Thai's right, in one, or two, or 
three, or ten years (or right now) 
we are stuck with the responsibil- 
ity of this mountainous financial 
catastrophe. The debt is on the 
political table. (4) AIDS. Our 

present and b 
future. I 
of this generation,* 
have either begun t 
of the issua 
or we will face all of ihe.J 
within the next five to |]l 

Republicans and Democrat]! 
take rather similar poM 
sitions on these issues. But wiill 
others, the policy differences 

1 992 has been call the yeardl 
proclaimed the yearigl 
throw the incumbents out, ani 
evolved into, once again, a n 
like calling extravaganza. But it is 
before, haps even more so the year o 
young American — because 
generation who agendaaffects us more than anyothaj 
will perhaps cure age group. 
orcontrolthtsdisease This year the Southern del 

in the future. How the next president cent hopes to educate, inform, and 
plans on dealing with this epidemic openly discuss some of these viui| 
isvitaltothecollegestudent.(5)Day issues. And we hope you willd 
care, abortion-rights, maternal leave, fully examine the issues, the can4( 
unemployment benefits, and censor- dates, and v 
ship to "protect" the family. All of 
this comes underBush and Clinton's 
"family values" rhetoric. All of this 
is an attempt to define what course 

i November. 
May youth be served. 

vote has been made easier than 
;r for Southern Collage students. 
; can now register on campus. 
Accent has provided the 
Sponsi irslup for such a voter drive. 
On the Thursdays and Fridays of the 
newspaper release date a voter reg- 
istration table will be set up in the 
cafeteria during lunch. This will 
take place for the next three issue 

All you need is this: 
■ Student I.D. 

2. Social Security Number 

3. Home address on driver license 
(if you are registered in another 
ilate or county. 

If you should happen to be 
n downtown Chattanooga you can 
also register at the Election Com- 
mission of 514 East 4th Street. 
Questions? Call 757-2377. 

Election bits. . . . 
*Look for Clinton, Gore, Quayle, 
and Bush to be in the Chattanooga- 
Atlanla-Knoxville-Nashville re- 
gion this fall. The South is a key 
battleground area. If you're inter- 
ested in seeing a speech or rally live 
contact the SouthernAccent office 
for details. 

*Post Republican Convention read- 
ings have been mixed. While some 
sources report Bush cutting into 
Clinton's lead, oihersmainuun little 
"poll-ground" was gained. At any 
rale, it looks as if Clinton does hold 
a small lead in these volital indica- 

*George Bush and Marilyn Qualye 
were both seen in the South Florida 
area following Hurricane Andrew. 
Some view the move as merely 
political while others take the visit 
at face value. 

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Ueprember 1992 

Advocates - 

Is Gore a good choice for Vice President? 

\dxoc aies are opposing editorials in winch the pros and cons of 
hch opinion is expressed. There are always many sides to an 
hue. Advocates is a way of deciding where you stand and 
lalyzing the arguments for and against. 

Was choosing Albert Gore 
I the Democratic vice-president 
Jididate a good decision? Bill 
n obviously thinks so, and so 
■ many other Americans. After all, 
] has been in the Senate just two 
■s less than Dan Quayle. Gore is 
known for his dedication to the 
ronment, and therefore, there is 
) chance that he would ever be 
Ifluenced by the radical fringe envi- 
Inmentalisl lobby groups, which are 
ffhomeforcommunism in this 
buniry. Moreover, he would never, 
lider any circumstances, put crip- 
:ntal regulations on 
. I don't think Gore would 
to cut back on the timber 
Iduslry, putting thousands of work- 
out of jobs. Because, after all, 
e Clinton and Gore are elected 
e will be no such thing as jobless- 

In addition. Gore wouldbring 
Washington a long record of mak- 
g important decisions. According 

to Politics in America he made the 
important decision to vote against 
barring federal funds for "obscene" 
art(1992ed.,pp. 1385). It'sagood 
thing we have Gore, because I don't 
know what we would do without 
"obscene" art. Moreover, on May 1 , 
1 986 he voted for raising taxes rather 
than cutting spending to reduce the 
deficit. However, I think Gore is 
bereft of the experience Clinton has, 
because Clinton has activated the 
Arkansas National Guard. How 
much more experience can a person 
realistically ask for? Without being 
any more adulatory, I must say the 
main reason Gore is a good decision 
is because he is moderate. He is 
hardly liberal. And thank goodness 
for that, because the last thing this 
country needs is a "tax and spent" 

Hold on for just a momenl 
folks! Does all this sound like a 
travesty? Well, that is exactly what 
it is. Gore is not all these wonderful 
things. He, and his running mate are 

nothing but some big spending liber- 
als hiding behind a phony "moder- 
ate" or "centrist" image. In 1991 the 
National Taxpayers' Union (NTU) 
named Gore the Senate's biggest 
spender. The Americans for the 
Democratic Way, an admittedly lib- 
eral group who ranks senators ac- 
cording to how liberally they vote, 
gave our "moderate" Gore a rating of 
69 percent. Edward M. Kennedy, 
the paragon or liberalism, scored just 
20percentage points higher. In addi- 
tion, the Congressional Record shows 
that Gore votes 9 1 percent more lib- 
eral than all other senators on social 
issues, and 74 percent more on eco- 
nomic issues. "His overal I pattern is 
decidedly liberal — particularly for a 
Southerner." Politics in America 
1992 ed., pp. 1382-3) 

This doesn't sound like a 
moderate to me. Could it be that 
Clinton and Gore are presenting a 
false image? I think the answer is 
clearly yes. This is very indicative of 
dishonesty. Idon'tmind people vot- 
ing for them, but I just wish they 
would be honest about whom they 
really are— two liberals. Why are 
they trying to act moderate? Be- 
cause they know that nobody wants a 

liberal in the White House. Just 
remember 1984 and 1988 when 
Mondale and Dukakis, two liberals, 
got slaughtered in the election. 

Besides bearing false witness. 
Clinton and Gore seemingly straddle 
both sides of every issue or switch 
sides when it's politically advanta- 
geous. Gore, forexample, went from 
pro life to pro abortion. Please take 
note thai I said "pro abortion" not pro 
choice. Our "moderate" friend Gore 
uses the term pro choice to describe 
himself, and this is nothing but a 
softening term that fits into the same 
category as, "I smoked but didn't 
inhale," designed to mask the naked 
truth of taking a life. 

Indeed, Gore is a bad deci- 
sion for vice-president, because he is 
a fake, a phony, and a fraud. He is a 
"tax and spend" liberal dishoncsih 
posing as a moderate. But most 
importantly, he comes in a package 
with the flower scented Bill Clinton, 
and together these two liberals, and 
this is what they really are, represent 
a one-way ticket to economic de- 
pression. Prosperity with a liberal 
running the show is a manifest im- 

| When Bill Clinton chose Tennes- 

je Senator Al Gore to be his Vice 

residential running mate, he chose 

: energetic, and visionary 

lader who brings to the Democratic 

tket a broad range of experience 

fd achievement. Against our cur- 

s of problems (economic 

fid educational stagnation, high un- 

jnployment and increasing health 

s, deterioration in the cities 

m gridlock in Washington), Sena- 

jGore brings an expertise not only 

[ d °mestic and family issues, ;but 

[ ° foreign policy, national de- 

; . and the existing environmen- 

*1 worries. 

Although Clinton's leadership in 

domestic issues has proven suc- 
cessful for more than a decade. 
Gore extends the record by prov- 
ing to be strong in areas where the 
Arkansas Governor is publicly 
scrutinized. Both Al Gore and his 
wife, Tipper, actively pursue ways 
to clean up a deteriorating environ- 
ment and earnestly promote the 
importance of maintaining strong 
family values. While the Senator 
attended the 1989 international 
conference on the environment in 
London and led a 1992 interna- 
tional conference on the environ- 
ment in London and led a 1992 
Senate delegation to the interna- 
tional environmental summit in Rio 

de Janeiro, his wife waged war 
against the violent and sexually 
explicit lyrics in much of today's 
music. By involving himself in 
these and other domestic issues, Al 
Gore has shown his desire to im- 
prove life for future generations. 

Gore's experience doesn't stop 
there, however. His work on the 
Senate Armed Services Commit- 
tee has distinguished him as an 
arms-control expert, and his sup- 
port of President Bush in authoriz- 
ing the useof force against Saddam 
Hussein clearly shows a willing- 
ness to cross part lines when con- 
victions insist. 

Tough at home and tough 
abroad! With all his experience 

(eight years in the House and eight 
more in the Senate) and sound deci- 
sion-making, the question most 
Vice-Presidential candidates have 
to face has an easy answer. Could 
Al Gore capably step into the Oval 
Office and assume the job of Presi- 
dent of the United States should 
anything happen to the president? 
The answer is an unequivocal "Yes" 
and that seems to be more than we 
can say about Dan Quayle. 

Together, the Clinton-Gore ticket 
offers the kind of change that our 
country desperately needs. 
Clinton's wise of mainstream Sena- 
tor Al Gore builds a Democratic 
team that is far more promising than 
another four years of Bush-Quay le. 

3 September I992I 

Field school wins| 

By James Dines & Dr. Van DolsoiM 

Ken Rogers: BIG Ministry on 


Name: Ken Rogers 
Age: 37 

Dale of birth: Nov. 14, 1954 
Place of birth: Portland, OR 
Marital Status: Serious 
What you know now that 
you wish you'd known then? 
"Priorities change. 
Plan lor the future." 

College Chaplain. Whatdoesthat 
title mean to you? What should it 

Ken Rogers is Southern College's 
College Chaplain. His office coordi- 
nates Friday evening vespers, occa- 
sional chapels, student missions, 
CARE ministries, and various other 
spiritual programs. "We want some 
students to find Jesus Christ while 
they're here, and we want others to 
grow in their relationship," he said. 
"We want to train and excite young 
people to commit their lives to the 
lifestyle thai Jesus left us." 

In 1973, Ken graduated from Au- 
burn Academy in Washington State 

and began his freshman yearat South- 
ern. During his five years here as a 
theology student he served as South- 
em Accent Editor and also as Stu- 
dent Association President. He then 
attended Andrews University for one 
year before working with youth in 
Napa Valley, CA, and in the Caro- 
lina Conference. He has also served 
as youth paslorforCollegedale Acad- 
emy forfive years and as Collegedale 
Church's youth pastor for another 
five years. 

"I guess I always knew I wanted 
to work with young people," said 
Rogers. "Ireallyenjoy workingwith 
the collegiate age. I like their re- 
sources and initiative, and their cre- 
ative energy. I like to hear their 
thoughtsanddialogue." Elder Rogers 
says that he enjoys team ministry 
with a multi-pastoral staff and he 
really likes the team effort involved 
when he works with the leaders of 
CARE ministries. 

Most people who know Ken 
Rogers would describe him as a joy- 
ful, positive Christian. One of the 
llrsL things people notice about him 
is that he isn't afraid to poke fun at 
himself to make people laugh. He is 
also an avid reader; he likes books 

on current theology, devotions, and 
practical Christianity. He says he 
loves the outdoors and loves to scuba 
dive. What else does Ken do in his 
spare time? " I parent," he said. 

Ken believes that purpose and 
meaning in life are found in a faith 
relationship with Jesus Christ and 
that a natural outgrowth of vibrant 
faith is a life marked by service. Not 
everyone is at the same stage of faith 
development, which is why the pro- 
grams meet the needs of such a di- 
verse group. 

So, what should the word "chap- 
lain" mean to students at Southern 
College? "It means the students have 
a pastor who is concerned for their 
spiritual welfare; for their growth 
process; for their trials and disap- 
poinnments," he said. "I am always 
on call; I'm definitely not an office 
person. 1 want to be approachable." 

Southern College theology students! 
aided the evangelistic seminars in 
Chattanooga this summer, gaining! 
experience in personal evangelism! 
and learning firsthand the powers of! 

Chattanooga, once considJ 
ereda 'graveyard" for Adventistevan-I 
gelism, proved to be fertile soil a;l 
146 people were baptized as a result 
of the two-week crusade. 

The students used the cru- 
sade to complete a Field School in 
Evangelism. Dr. Leo Van Dolson! 
taught a course in Personal Eve 
lism and Elder Ron Halvurscn i.iugh;! 
Public Evangelism. Students helped! 
with a drugmobile and a Health Expo! 
presemalion as well as personal ci 
tact with people. "They were 
integra part of a team," said Dr. Vain! 
Dolsor "We couldn't have done! 
what v e did without these students.! 

Students also learned a 
ponan lesson in the power 1.1I prayerl 
They c ew on an organized pool of! 
2000 " irayer warriors," who trig-J 
gered : remarkable series c 
climax ng in the 167 bapl 
few da s before the beginning ofibsl 
crusad organizers learned that tht| 
1000-s at hall they had re: 
theCh ctanooga Trade and Conveo-J 
tion C iter had been allotted ti 
other oup. In return they wei^ 
given 2700-seat hall at 
price f ■ the first four nights. InstdJ 
ofbein overwhelmed by the sis 
thehat organizerswereinsteado' 
whelm d by the number who i 
tended 300 had to be turned awayfl 
the do< because of fire regulation^ 

school is just one example ol a pr>] 
gram that has been in effect for a 
eral summers. Next year studertj 
will help with a crusade in LouisJ 
ville, Kentucky. 

Quotes of I 
the Week: 

"To be a good 
teacher you must 
remain in a state off 
confusion. " 
- Dr. Carol Haynesl 

3 September 1992 

(%zligious) — 

Letters Home 

Dear Southern, 

Greeting from Sagunto. This letter 
omes from a long way and it pleases me 
a tell you a little about what I'm doing. 

Studying abroad this summer is an over- 
whelming experience, sitting in a class- 
ti with students from diverse cultures 
and who speak several different languages 
is awesome. There are students here from Italy, France, Switzer- 
land, England, Africa, and of course the states. There is such a 
wide variation of cultures represented here, but somehow we're 
allalike. We'realljustordmarypeople. My teacher speaks many 
different languages and it is thrilling to here him speak to different 
students in their native language. They respond and carry on a 
conversation and I just sit and soak it all in. I enjoy speaking to 
the different European kids here, enquiring about their culture, 
their country, and their language. I never knew how much of the 
world out there I didn't know. It seems back at home we are so 
secluded and naive of different cultures and backgrounds, but 
when I came here to Spain it opened up a whole new world forme. 
The teachers here are thrilled to assist you in any way. They 
make each student feel comfortable in such a divers environment. 
1 still can't believe I'm actually here, but I am. I want to take 
advantage of every opportunity I'm given here. I think it is a 
privilege lo study in a foreign country and I wish everyone would 
consider spending some time abroad. I believe traveling is the 
most informative and educative thing anyone could ever experi- 
ence. And I am delighted to be here in Spain this summer at our 
Adventist college learning more about the language I love so 
much, Spanish. 

In a few weeks I should be returning home and getting ready to 
come to Southern. I look forward to seeing all of my friends and 
meeting new ones! 

(Sheila Bennet is 
major at Southern) 

rently a freshman, modern languages 


Curtis Forrester 

Welcome to the first edition of the 1992 Accent Religion Page! This year 
we will publish your thoughts, concerns and opinions on a wide range of 
issues. Religion is a subject which everyone seems to have an opinion on. 
In fact, a person may be shy about speaking out until the subject of religion 
comes up. Then they undergo a transformation and become Robo-Theolo- 
gian. A compartment by theirhip swings open, and "Zip!", out flips a Bible. 
Shish, swish-zing! ... and an opinion whips by your head. Proof texts rain 
like hail as you run for cover. Chalk up another hit for Robo-Theologian! 

Well, we won't get quite that dramatic, but we would like to open a forum 
which airs your thoughts on the issues which concern young adults today. 
We'll choose a topic each week such as "Roller derby on the moon-should 
SDA youth participate?" The object is to try to give food for thought so that 
you, the highly intelligent reader, can decide whether or not you will fly 
"240,000 miles to play Roller Ball. 

As I survey the Seventh-day Adventist church today, I get the impression 
that there are a lot of people who are rethinking their positions on some of 
the issues. Adventist young people want to know the reasons for policy, and 
Biblical support for doctrine. To this I exclaim "Zalz Good!" 

I urge you to declare '92/'93 the year that you discover for yourself a 
Christianity filled with the matchless charms of Jesus and alive with a 
dynamic love and energy. If you grew up in the Church and are just entering 
college, you may have heard up to 896 sermons and more, not to mention sat 
through literally thousands of hours of Bible class. (Hang on, you'll hear 
another 650 or so this year). 

But are you satisfied that you know all there is to know about Jesus and 
the Bible? Could it be that there is some things you haven't heard, or that 
you've not heard the gospel in the true light of Christ's love and sacrifice for 
His Creatures? Do you believe in the Bible, in Jesus, and in Paul? If so, then 
the question you have lo ask yourself is: "Do I love Jesus enough to sacrifice 
my eternal life for His cause and for the soul of a brother?" Until we can 
positively answer "yes" to this question, I would suggest that we've not 
complete understood what Jesus gave to us on the Cross. 

I've seen the reaction of people as they've discovered for themselves the 
truth of Christ, and how it's changed their entire life. I challenge you to 
discover for yoursell ihisthmi: \\hn_h has so many c\ciled. Myprayeristhal 
you will know the truth, and that the truth will set you free. 

rtAKst yoim own music 

Lruitar lessons can prepare you for 
song services, serenading someone 
special or simply entertaining 

Courses in folk accompaniment 
and solo classical styles are 
available. They are especially 
useful for youth group leaders, re- 
ligion and music education majors 

Register for guitar 
instruction by Septem- 
ber 8 or call Greg Bean 
at 629-9626. 



Eric J ohnson 

Apple Pie. Vegelinks. and soft- 
ball at Southern College. Yes folks, 
Softball season is hear again, and 
with it comes the thrill of a diving 
catch, the exhilaration of a towering 
home run, and of course the all night 
softball toumamenl. 

Softball at Southern is an excel- 
lent way to meet some new friends, 
and gel a lot of exercise at there same 
time. To be a competitive team, the 
members must work together as a 
unit, with each player contributing 
his or her talents to help the team 
win. This can be done in many ways, 
by encouraging each other m do their 
best, by coming early to work on 
your swing, so you can help your 
team during the game, or by just 
being there and playing hard from 
the very start of the season each team 
is focused on one goal, to be the last 
team on the field come Saturday 
night, of Sept. 19. 

There are many different games 
each week. The games are usually 
played at 5:00, 5:45 and 6:30 in the 
evening, Monday thru Thursday. 

Come on down to the field and see 
how much fun it is to watch your 
favorite team play and root them on. 
Whether you're watching guys and 
orgirls play, there isplenty of excite- 
There are many ways to exhibit 
good sportsmanship, and playing 
softball is one of those ways. A lot of 
emphasis is put on sportsmanship at 
Southern, and I believe the results 
really show when you watch a soft- 
ball game being played here. Now, 
don*t gel me wrong. I definitely 
believe a player should always play 
his of her hardest and put forth an 
utmost effort to win, but the players 
need to keep things in perspective, 
and remember that softball is just a 
game, meant to be played for fun and 

I hope that from what I have de- 
scribed, each and every person who 
reads this editorial will become en- 
thused about the game of softball and 
come out tocheer their favorite team. 
This years teams should be as com- 
petitive as ever, so come on out and 
have some rundown ;it [lie hall held. 

■- that where his last I 

Volleyball on sinking sand? 


By Thomas Faulk 
Everyone wants it. I mean really, 

I' m not talking about tickets to the 
U2 concert or English 101 from Dr. 
Smith either. 

People, I'm talking about sandpit 

I'm sure you've seen it before. 
Sun-bronzed men and women 
smashing the lemon juice out of an 
earth shaped leather envelope 
sphere. And you thought mud-bog- 
ging was fun. 

Last year. Student Association was 
convinced to construct a sandpit 
court here on our wonderland cam- 

The Senate appointed John Appel 
and Coach Phil Garver (Garv) to 
head the operation. "Beach volley- 
ball is becoming a major sport," 
Appel said. "A lot of students were 
going into the community to play, 
but then we got to thinking hey — 
why can't we have one here on 

SA approved and started plai 
ning. That was last year. 

cutting down the price." 
Coach Garver (Garv) i 

Well, it's supposed to lay behind 
the soccer goals and walking track. 

We are having a hard time coming 
up with the money for this," Appel 
commented. "SA lifted a rather 
large, undisclosed amount for this 
project but it seems that we are still 
coming up short." 

The amount stashed in SA's purse 

was eccentrically large, so why the 
financial trouble? 

Approximately one-hundred and 
fifty tons of sand will ;be dumped in 
the pit. about ten dollars per ton. 
The sand, however, is financially 
covered. The problem is the drain- 

"There has to be a certain amount 
of gravel lining the floor of the pit. 
This is what makes drainage pos- 
sible. It's also the key to this di- 
lemma — it's what's making the fi- 
nancing difficult," Appel slated. 
"We are trying to find a means of 

phone interview said: "We are ve 
optimistic about [his. I'mconfidt 
that it is going to happen. Everyo 
wants it. We are going to have. a 
its going to be wonderful. 

Hope so, Garv. 

"This is really SA's project bul 
is the PE department that well ; 
sume responsibility for the can 
of the court. And that is what will 
done," he decisively added. 

So here's the deal: Atop-of-ir 
line sandpit court needs to he i 
stalled but without spending an t 
travagant amount of moolah. ilnK'i 
lettuce, dough, greenback 
. Whichcveryoupreler 

call it. 

When the court is finally o 
pleted, it will precisely measure: 
enty by fifty feet with adepth of one | 
to two feet. And enough sand t( 
the biggest shorts around. 

In the meantime, 1 guess wait 1 "; I 

3 September 1992 


Angie Coffey 

I Okay, given this is a health article, 

I but before you turn the page give me 

■the opportunity to tell you where I'm 

■coming from. I'd like this to be a 

I letter from a friend who truly wants 

) feel better and accept your- 

Iself. This is a personal attempt to 

I share information that you can use to 

|iake charge of your health now, not 

. So what qualifies me to 

e this column? Well, I could tell 

Lou about my public relations en- 

■avor with HealthFest '92, the larg- 

t health event in Tennessee or I 

Pcould talk about the books I've read 

ij -.uhjccts studied, but the bottom 

e is • I've been on both sides. 

\er;il years ago this kind of article 


1 -ki\ es/[£vans - Solid at most every 

|2. Beckworth/Brian- Where is their 
I weak link? 

13. Culpepper/Lighthall - Great Out- 
Ifield with Bumey, Gary, and Chris- 

Jaecks/Appel - Jaecks and Appel 
jit I have to say. 

. Trac is/Ho I lane -Travis and Hol- 
find looking for 2nd title in three 

Bowes/Rodgers - This team is 
loing for back to back victories. 
Appel/Perez - Great all around 

would have never appealed to me. In 
high school I was thin and never 
payed much attention to my body or 
my health. (Notice - being thin does 
not constitute being healthy.) So, I 
got sick. In a story too long too print 
here, I was 75lbs. overweight this 

I can relate to your weight or lack of. 
I can understand the way your peers 
make you feel. Iknowthe frustration 
of others being better in sports AND 
the adrenaline of winning. Maybe 
this doesn't appeal to you but I guar- 
antee if you unlock your mind and 
allow changes to happen, you will 
benefit. Onechange will make all the 
difference in the world! 

S. Cruze/J; 
infield in tht 

9. Simmons/Johnson - With 
Pangman and Cross, their always a 

10. Kroll/Ruhling - If Donny plays 
softball like he does basketball, look 

11. Schlisner/Wash - They've had a 
solid team every year. 

12. Sinans/Henline - Could be 

darkhorse team. 

13. Inge rsoll/J ones - Carlyle knows 
softball, hopefully his team does too. 

14. Duff/Clements -They'll paly a 
tough game. 

1 5. Indermuhle/Bolduc - If they start 
hitting - Beware! 

1 6. Arroyo/Magee - Pray for an easy 
schedule - maybe the Dodgers. 

17. Bishop/Roddy -Could be a short 
Saturday night. 

the best r od Gettys doesn't know whether to slide or dive into third. 

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abt of fires. 
He's not a 
he's a teacher. But to the 

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facts and 

Julie Smith, Delia Chavez and Shari Wolcott have just 
one thing to say to the crowd at the Fiestaval: Taxi!!! 

Tom Goddard also has one thing to say, but he simply can't say it. It's a 
wonder how fourteen marshmallows can really mess up a good conversation. 

They're Greeeeaaaattt! 

Accent photographer, Rick Mann spotted Kelloggs 
Tony the Tiger Sunday afternoon and grabbed his 
camera. It seems Southern was an alternate landing 
area for the different wind pattern. The captain 
deflated the hot air balloon within several minutes. 

Top 10 Reasons For Coming Back to SC 

10. Restock Little Debbie cakes at the 
Thrift Store. 

9. Lack of greasy food cleared face be- 
yond recognition. 

8. Cool summer weather has made 
wearing shorts unbearable 

7. Graduate 

6. Parking sticker was wearing off the 
rear window of car. 

5. Survey this year's new decor in 
Thatcher lobby. 

4. Finally decided on a major. 

3. I miss my Pet Cockroach. 

2. What other College would accept a 
student so deeply in Debt? 

1. Mating Season 

(Please send Top Ten entries to the Accent office 
by the Thursday before publication. Top ten 
items must comment on some aspect of campus 
life. Include home office location only. No other 
identification necessary.) 

3 September 1992 


DON DUFF, freshman nursing major. 

(We thought you might need some help with 
your social life.) 

A new education is a new lease of life, 

Good luck in nursing from your kids and 

your wife. 

Donny and Donna 

Pat and Sandi 

Ginger and Roger 

Julie, Andy and Barbara 


Places to 
go. . .. 

9s[pt a fish 

out of water 

Until May of this year, being a fish lover and 
Collegedale resident went together about as well 
as goldfish and sail water. After all, SC dormitory 
policy allows only small fish tanks (55 gallons or 
less) in the rooms, and eastern Tennessee offered 
little in the way offish watching". 

That has changed. Enter: a freshwater 
aquarium the size of not a dorm room, but a dorm. 
The Tennessee Aquarium, the world's first major 
institution dedicated to freshwater ecosystems, 
proudly overlooks the Tennessee River in down- 
town Chattanooga. It opened on May 1, 1992. 

Amy Area, visitor services worker, says 
the aquarium has been a big attraction since day 
one. "We were supposed to do 650,000 visitors in 
a year," she says, "and we've done that in four 
months." Long lines, therefore, remain the big- 
gest visitor complaint. 

Once you do get into the $45 million 
privately -funded fish tank, five major galleries 
await you: the Appalachian Cove Forest, the 
Tennessee River Gallery, Discovery Falls, the 
Mississippi Delta, and Rivers of the World. As 
President William Flynn puts it, "The Tennessee 
Aquarium gives [you your] first look at the under- 
water world of the river." 

Afraid you might lose track of what you've 
seen and what you haven't? Don't worry, says 
aquarium enthusiast Angie Coffey, the winding 
path will systematically take you from top (the 
Cove Forest) to bottom (the Rivers). And all the 
while you'll observe more than 4000 living speci- 
mens of fish, birds, reptiles, and, occasionally. 

The Cove Forest 

If the information panels along the way — 
"these lungless salamanders actually live in the 
mountains" and "the powerful tail of the alligator 
propels it through the water" — don't answer your 
questions, an attendant wearing an "Ask Me!" 
button will. The most popular question outside 
the piranha tank? "What do you feed those?" 
Surprisingly, the sturgeon, not the piranha, have 
been responsible for most of the "in-school" fights 
thus far. 

Over half of the aquarium's visitors are 
from out of town. Eleven-year-old Dean, who 
was traveling through Chattanooga with his fam- 
ily, enjoys the aquarium because he "likes sci- 
ence". Most, though, are simply there for the 
show: the underview of a paddling duck is more 
entertaining than you may think. 

The Tennessee Aquarium has also caught 
the attention of several SC students. Seniormulti 
major Rick Mann beats the aquarium's $8.00 
admission cost with a $29.00 membership card, 
which allows him free admission anytime for a 

year. The aquarium currently has 38,000 mem- 

Monte Christen, a sophomore nursing ma- 
jor, can't see himself frequenting the aquarium 
quitesooften. "I enjoyed it," he says. "Itwasneat 
seeing all the different ecologies ... but it's not 
something I intend to do every Saturday night." 
(A good choice, since the aquarium isn't open 
Saturday nights.) 

The Tennessee Aquarium offersmore than 
freshwater wildlife, however. An art exhibit 
sponsored by McKee Baking Company and a gift 
shop conclude your tour of the aquarium. Once 
you're back outside, vendors, unicyclists and 
for your attention and contribu- 

Check it out for yourself. The Tennessee 
Aquarium is located in Ross's Landing Park and 
Plaza on the banks of the Tennessee River in 
downtown Chattanooga. It is open each day from 
10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Admission is $8.00 (no 
student discounts). For further information, call 

By Sabine Vaiel 

Dr. Bill Wohlers pensively chews 
]ii apiece of watermelon while; 
ng out its seeds. He nods. He 
agrees to be interviewed. He grins 
iously. "No hard questions, 
though," he pleads. 
Hie next day he's at his office 
ry serious at first. Then a gener- 
ous smile crinkles up the comers of 
his dark eyes. The pastel-colored 
tie he wears lightens up his other- 
wise sober white-and-grey 
He runs his Finger through his dark 
hair, yet not a strand is out of plao 
Hechucklessoftly. "Idon'tknow 
I'll be ready for the tough ques 

The real challenge he faces, how- 
ever, lies with his position as SC 
e president for Student Services. 
I Since accepting the title in 1988, he 
has been involved in 
student life beyond the classrc 

Wohlers is almost always s 
integrating with students during 

People to see 

reational activities such as the wa- 
termelon feed and he's one of this 
year's Student Association's spon- 
sors. He also participates in review- 
ing and enforcing SC's non-aca- 
demic policies. According to 
Wohlers, this can prove to be per- 
plexing since he's to ensure the 
student's well being while avoiding 
the suggestion of "Paternalism". 

He dismisses the notion that his 
role merely deals with discipline. 
With prudent idealism he describes 
his goal as being the students' wel- 
fare. The students are free to come 
to his office, he says, with any prob- 
lems they may have. "I'll try my 
best to solve them [problems], I'm 
here to give advice, too." 

He moves his hands for emphasis 
before resting them on the armchair 
and outstretches his long legs. He 
speaks slowly, as if weighing each 
word. "My job," he says, "is to 
oversee..." He thinks foramoment 
with joined fingers against his lip. 
"It's to assess the non-academic, 
non financial areas of student life." 

And the assemblies which he co- 
ordinates have a lot to do with en- 
riching education and culture. 
Wohlers asserts that because people 
go in so many directions during the 
week, they rarely have the opportu- 
nity to band together. "Assemblies 
give us a chance to get together," he 
says, as his fingers intertwine and 
firmly lock, "giving us more a sense 
of community." 

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By James Dittes 

Krisi Clark wasn't bom in a log 
cabin; she grew up in a two story 
brick house in Madison, Tennessee. 
She didn't make stump speeches or 
use negative campaigning to get to 
her tiny window office in the student 
center; she worked her way there 
with a successful stint as SCSA so- 
cial vice president last year and ex- 
perience in student associations dat- 
ing back from the sixth grade. 

Krisi Clark didn't have a cam- 
paign theme like "Four More Years" 
or "A Time for Change" last year. 
Instead, she pledged a "commitment 
to service" which she intends to keep 
in several different ways this year. 
Her service to the Southern College 
student body will take on a multi- 
faceted role as she combines her so- 
cial experience of last year with lead- 

ership of the student senate and other 
campus activities. 

Krisi Clark has no lack of a "vi- 
sion thing". As she looks forward 
into the 1 992- 1 993 school year, she 
breaks into a speech that is simply 
Kennedyesqe. "This will be the year 
of student voice at Southern Col- 
lege—" she trumpets, "the voice of 
an enthusiastic school spirit, the voice 
of the students through SCSA publi- 
cation like Accent, and the voice of 
the students to the administration 
through me." 

Clark emphasizes that her role 
this year relies on students who are 
willing to make their needs known, 
either to her or through their local 
senator. "I think the senate is a good 
way to hear what the students are 
thinking," she says. "After all, that's 
what it's [here for." 

Meanwhile, there are SCSA pro- 
grams to look after. Committee of 
100 and College Board meetings to 
attend, and habits to change after a 
year cooped up in the social activi- 

"After being social vice president 
for a year, I've finally decided to be 
social myself," she admits with a 
smile that seems too sincere to be 
presidential. "1 think the president 
should be available to her fellow 
students. She should be seen." 

Krisi Clark is no lame duck. She 
intends to serve — not be served. And 
as this year takes flight, she hopes to 
take this student body higher and 
farther than it had ever flown before. 

3 September 1993 I 

People to see 

While some may think of the As 
sislant Chaplain as a glorified . 
lary, Libby Riano doesn't. " 
am involved in planning and 

nizing." says. "Bui more impor- 
tantly, I am involved in helping to 
build up and equip the 'saints'." 

As Assistant Chaplain, Riano 
plans the CARE, vespers, sabbath 
schools, and also the student week of 
prayer. This may seem like an awful 
lot of responsibility, but she truly 
enjoys it. "There's something magi- 
cal about serving and working for 
others," she says from behind her 
tinydeskintheCAREoffice. "Itcan 
radically change you." 

According to Libby, her resume 
detailing two years of task force work 

Libby Riano, Assistant Chapl; 

in the Florida conference is not what 
qualities her for this role. "I am a 
common person willing to let God 
use me, and that is really the only 
thing that qualifies me as Assistant 
Chaplain," It is a duty that she takes 
very seriously as well. She explains, 
"I am responsible for dealing with 
the apples of God's eye, I am en- 
trusted with the taskof pointing all to 
Jesus and His agape love. I see it as 
a sacred rule, after all, these are lives 
purchased by Christ." 

Riano does not intend to keep her 
role as a servant to herself. "CARE 
Ministries will provide all students 
with opportunities of service on and 
off campus, so they can experience 
first hand the true joy of service." 

By Michelle Lashier 

Campus Ministries DirectorGary 
Collins wants SC Students to "get 
dirty" this year. Campus Ministries 
will focus on the students' involve- 
ment with each other and especially 
people in the community. 

Collins wants students to get out 
and meet the people in the commu- 
nity, be a part of their lives, and make 
them a part of the students' lives. 
"God doesn't want [Southern] to be 
secluded," he said. 

Campus Ministries is planning 
activities that will help students meet 
the homeless and others less fortu- 
nate than they. 

Collins is not new to Campus 
Ministries. Previously he has been 

Gary Collins, CARE Ministry 

involved in Remnant and was the ! 
director for the Steps to Christ Min- 
istries. He is a senior Theology ma- 
jor with a minor in languages. Last I 
year's CM director, Troy Fitzgerald, [ 
encouraged Collins to fill out a 
plication for CM director because of I 
Collins' experience with the Steps to I 
Christ Ministries. Collins was I; 
selected as this year's director. 

Collins in organizations Ix-m 
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as the student representative t 
Genera] Conference Executive Com- 1 
mittee. He is the first young person I 
to by elected to such a position. 

Collins is excited about Campus | 
Ministries activities this year, 
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Page 18 


the coal cars that often car 
you know. "Keep count for 

someday?' Well. WHO WOULDN'T? I thouf, 
The man in the caboose. Everyone loves him: 
free travel, a window seat, and a fantastic vit 

- (LifestyCes) 


,r white Subaru, and n> » an lad tin train zoom by U e tMa. 
v.-jrj nt - couldn't identify, but we counted all of them. "46 
I and Ifrfli/ied to look up the tracks to the left. I wailed and w 
I , •haif as I was lujuni; to the man in the caboose. "Yes 

What' sin it for him)' Comfor 

"The View from the Caboose 

Last year, I wrote to you from Thai- 
land about Thailand, (those of you 
who open the Accent only for ' View- 
points' and 'Calvin and Hobbes" may 
not remember this.) Now. 1 write to 
you from SC about SC. The idea 
came from Nok, my 19-year-oldThai 
student, whose letter I received yes- 
terday. "P.S. Andy," she concludes, 
"tell me your school. I want to listen 
about your school." Sure thing, Nok. 
So,yousee,lhiscolumn is little more 
than a rough draft of my letter to Nok 
in Thailand. . . 

Icecream and watermelon. It's amaz- 
ing how many will come out. look- 
ing their absolute coolest, just for 
free dairy products and fruit. Appar- 
ently, one freshman took the sign, 
"Softball and ice Cream Feed" just a 
little too literally. I heard him asking 
when the softballs would be served. 
. . Now how many of you actually 
have the slightest clue who won the 
faculty/student game? For the an- 
swer, see SPORTS. . .While we're 

on the ball diamond, isn'tit amazing 
how many public AtlantaBraves fans 
there are now? Those of you who 
purchase your first Braves' caps 
within the last year should be 
ashamed. Where were you in the 
'80s?. . .a rather interesting sign in 
the snack section of the cafe: "Chips- 
past expiration date- still good." 
Hmmm. . . I suppose the big news 
right now is classes. Roll call is al- 
ways interesting. In Dr. McArthur's 
government class, 1 1 students re- 
sponded to their names with a "Right 
here," a "yeah." or a "yup." 1 8 just 
held up their hands. What does all 
this mean? Probably nothing. . . I 
find myself returning from foreign 
service with this incredible eager- 
ness to study again. But I'm sure I'll 
get over it. . . I often wonder why 
those at Southern ONLY for classes 
are here at all. $1 1,160 for classes? 
You are being cheated by none other 
than yourself. The word is that em- 
ployers are turned off by 4.0 GPAs. 

Give them a 3.3, slap a list like this- 
S .A. v ice. Destiny member two years, 
Orchestra member, Sabbath School 
coordinator. Business Club member, 
senator, Accent ad manager, student 
missionary to Korea- on their big, 
wooden interview desks. In many 
cases, this is what they want to see. . 
Not here to get involved? Well, at 
least be paying the extra bucks for 
programs that the big universities 
cannot offer: chapels, week of prayer, 
dorm worships, vespers. Or justify 
the tuition by your desire to study 
and socialize in a Christian atmo- 
sphere with Christian faculty and 
Christian men and women. Pay the 
money for these reasons. But please 
don't shell out $11,160 solely for 
classes. If you're paying all this 
money just to pick up a degree, then 
why are you here? Why not go to 
UTC? Save your money. . . Okay, I'd 
like to take a count of those who 
ARE NOT getting married in De- 
cember or May. . .In regard to our 

new editorial page: if the Accent 
were a ship, would it be learning to I 
the right or left? Dial #3234 wiih 
your opinion. (Each call costs $.50'). 
. . How about this? The next nominee 
to crack a"potato-e"or"inhale" joke 
LOSES. . .To this week's victims of 
the hair, jewelry, and worship pnli- i 
cies: you've lost your pony tail, your 
silver bracelet, some of your free 
time; Phillip Fong of Miami has lost j 
his house to a hurricane. Isn't it about 
time we leam to channel that indi- 
viduality and focus on the real is- 
sues?. . . To the brute who mauled I 
over a guy half your size at the SA I 
"Fiestaval": That hurt!! My August i| 
Person-of-the-month is Men's As- 
sistant Dean Stan Hobbs, whose he- 
roics in the outfield more than atone 
for his struggles on the fairway. (No I 
one gets his money's worth on the 
golf course quite like Hobbs.) My 
sincerest congratulations to you, 
Dean, and a little advice: if your 
lovely baby daughter ever gets a kid 
brother, please don't name him 



— The Center for Marine Conser- 
vation reported in May that items 
that had washed up on beaches from 
recent ocean dumpings included: a 
refrigerator in North Carolina, a 
washing machine in California, a car 
in Delaware, medical syringes in 
double the quantity from 1990, 59 
packages of debris from 15 different 
cruise lines, and a container the size 
of a semi-lrailer — full of melting ice 
cream. The average weight of all 
trash collected per mile of beach was 
667 pounds. 

— The Philadelphia Inquirer re- 
ported in June on the local "Silent 
Meeting Club, "consisting of several 
people who gather at various spots 
around town and make it a point not 
to speak to each other. Founder John 
Hudak said his inspiration was his 
observation that people often feel 
obligated to talk when they really 
have nothing to say, such as at par- 
ties, and wondered how nice it would 
be "to have a group of people where 
you wouldn't have to talk." 


— Matthew Stong, a George 
Washington University student, was 

arrested in Alexandria, Va., in June 
with 90 handguns jammed into three 
duffel bags, "it's not like 1 am a 
criminal," Strong told The Washing- 
ton Post. "I scored 1,400 on my 


— A Dallas grand jury decided in 
June not to indict the five police 
officers who arrested Roberto 
Longorio for firing a shotgun intohis 
ex-girlfricnd's home. After chasing 
Longorio's truck through the streets 
for 25 minutes, the officers shot 
Longorio ninety times, firing a total 
of 116 shots at him. 

— Police tried to prevent the cer- 
emonial opening in January of the 
religious festival of St. Vincent near 
Manganeses de la Polvorosa, Spain, 
which calls for dropping a live goat 
from a church belfry. Even though 
the goat falls to a tarpaulin and walks 
away safely, animal rights activists 
had obtained an injunction calling 
for a $5,000 fine per goat dropped. 
In retaliation for the injunction, the 
1,300 townspeople attacked police 
and the journalists who had de- 
scended upon the festival. 

— A man and woman living near 

Peshawar, Pakistan, were executed 
in June by the man's father accord- 
ing to custom, because they lived 
together without benefit of marriage. 
A statement released by he local vil- 
lage council read, "The couple was 
executed so that nobody dare in- 
dulge in such activities in the fu- 

— The Florida Board of Medicine 
suspended the practice of Dr. Suzanne 
Peoples in June, declaring her delu- 
sional. The board found that Peoples 
believes all illness is caused by a 
microorganism that is treatable by 
vitamins and sessions with an "ion 
machine," which looks like a hair 
dryer with a red light bulb on it. 


— Ron Vanname, 21, was sen- 
tenced to a week in jail in Fort Myers, 
Fla., in July after pleading no contest 
to making an obscene phone call. 
Vanname make the call to the local 
91 1 number, all calls to which auto- 
matically show the caller's address. 
Squad cars surrounded him while he 
was still in the phone booth. 

ic job — thisli 

while lie was 

parked patrol c 

frisking a suspect. Since "Crash" joined it* 
force in 1985, he has be driven into by 
colleagues in a chase exercise; suffered 
bruised heels chasing a prowler; been hu by 
a ricocheting bullei during target pr.nii.c; 
been rear-ended h\ :i truck; had his iS > -J 
door slam on his knee {breaking the k-- in 
two places); and been disabled with poison 
oak. smoke inhalation, and wrenched knees 
and elbows. 

— Shawn O'Neill.42, was arrested 
inEscondido. Calif., in March and charged ] 
with rubbing Hussar's Jewelers. 
already been convictedof robbing it 
January and was awaiting sentencii 


—In Cleveland in April, Henri 
Page, 46. was charged with -tabbim 1 
husband to death as a result of an argurr 
about whetherthe dog could sitonthecoi 

(Send you Weird News to Chuck j 
Shepherd. P.O. Box 8306. St. Petersburg 
Fla. 33738.) 

Well, here we are on this first 
morning of classes seated on a ce- 
ment bench in front of a huge trian- 
gular flower bed of Celosia (com- 
monly called Cockscomb — we ob- 
iously have the Feathered variety) 
n various shades of red and yellow. 
Up by the "alcove" section of the 
promenade the mini-creed is putter- 
along the blue plastic bottom 
upon which have been painted pic- 
of little rocks! We've survived 
the Democratic and Republican Con- 
is, hurricane Andrew (maybe), 
and Registration. Metsomeinterest- 
ig people at the biology registration 
booth, including: Shawn Servoss 
with his flowing luxurious hair — he 
alked about his escapades along 
; )orida beaches this summer; Shan- 
on Pitman sporting new teeth 
races — telling about his adventures 
n Thailand as an English teacher — 
le said he missed TV news in En- 
glish and was overjoyed to see and 
lear CNN upon his arrival in the US; 
he Becher twins (Adam and Sean) 
who obviously have been out in the 

3 September 1992 

Along the promenade in September. . . 
E.O. Grundset 

sun most of the time for the last four 
months — I asked them how people 
tell them apart and one of them said, 
"I have a fuller face!"; and another 
set of twins from Green Bay, Wis. — 
Curly -blonded Shelley and Sherry 
Magray— love their "yuppy-type" 
glasses but there 's no way I'll be able 
to tell them apart; and, of course, 
effervescent Leslie Brooks (Super 
A&P I reader) and her twin Nicole 
now married to Jeremy Stoner (care- 
taker of Biology Dept.'s aquarium 
plus SC security officer). 

There seem to be a lot of white 
cars around this year. In just tow 
parking lots I counted 18 white cars. 
The news from the automobile world 
is that the color for 1 993 is going to 
bv green . All the carcompanies will 
be pushing everything from hunter 
green to grass green to the teal greens 
to very light yellowish-greens. Evi- 
dently greys and blues have run their 

OK — let's see who's streaking by 
here on their way to Brock. Here's a 
determined April Pillsbury (a total 

vision in yellow) on her way to Span- 
ish, Merwyn Krun from California 
on his way to Eng. 101. Wendy 
Boyd in her mullberry shirt— she's 
alsogoingtoSpanish. Well, hereare 
two sights: Christa Raines from 
Nashville in Red-plaid pants and 
Sheila Bennett from Memphis in se- 
quined flowers and things glistening 
on a long T-Shirt —both on their 
way to Eng. 101. Scott Flemmer 
(from Lawrenceburg, TN) in a multi- 
blocked shirt and Christy tpes (all in 
purple) on her way to Western Civi- 
lization. Oh, one last interview with 
Jaclynn Griffin from Louisiana(she's 
worried about the hurricane effects) 
all color-coded with her fuschia shirt 
and matching Esprit tote bag — she's 
just observing "confused" people 
stream by! All of these students 
certainly ought to brighten up their 
respective classrooms. 

In spite of the hot, muggy day, 
there are touches of autumn here and 
there: a maple tree in front of Talge 
is starting to turn red and the black 
gums are shedding bright varnished 

Calvin and Hobbes 

red leaves already, the crepe myrtles 
are blooming like crazy and golden- 
rods (many species) are blossoming 
along the fences and roads. 

What else? Well, I notice by the 
magazines and newspaper ads that 
women's skirts this fall are very long. 
This ought to bring unmitigated joy 
and relief to all women's deans who 
have been "advising" dormitory 
women about skirt lengths for quite 
sometime. And, also, flowers are 
out! So, a short, flowered dress is 
doubly out of fashion — a total whack- 
out! But, who cares? All of this will 
bring, in a month or so, wails such as 
"But, Mother, I don't have a thing to 

Anyway, we're off toagreat start! 
Everyone is perky and eager to be- 
gin. I think we're in for a fantastic 
school-year. Someone just passed 
by wearing a white T-shirt with 
"Count on It" emblazoned on the 
back. That just about sums up the 
first day of college along the prom- 

by Bill Watterson 

What's the best thing about bein back at Southern? 

Leslie Brooks, JR 


"Windows thai 

open in Ihe dorm." 

Lorie Evins, SO 

"Freedom from home." 

Derek Turcios, SO 


"This year I have a car ai 

a girl. Plus. 1 missed 


Clarence Magee, SO 


"Helping females take their 

stuff to their room" 

Ken Norton, SO 

"Thai women were nic 
but it's good to be back I 
who speak thcl 

Tim Taylor, ,|R 

Corporate Wellness 
"It's the only place where 
you pay more than $10,000 

Heather Ilrannan, JR Shannon Pitman. SO 

History Biology 

"Raisin bran muffins "Power lines with 

in the cafe." insulation" 

Kirlyn Walters, FR 

Delicious cafeteria loud." 

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Calendar of events 


The LiltlcThealer of Chat- 
tanooga will present "Big 
r" from September 1 1 
through October 10. This 
uies ul Mark Twain's 
Hu eUeherry Finn and has 
on seven Tony Awards, 
icluding Best Musical. 
Admission is $9.00 with 
your student ID. Call 267- 
8534 for more information. 

"Two By Two", a musical 
comedy loosely based on 
Noah and his family, is 
playing at the Backstage 
Playhouse Friday and Sat- 
urday nights through Oc- 
tober 3. Jan Parisi, and 

adjunct voice instructor here 

at Southern, is a member of 

the cast. Performances are at 

8:15 p.m.. and student ad- Crafted in A 

mission is S8. Call 629-1565 

for more information. 

An Thai Works: The Deco- 
Arts of the Eighties. 

The Renegade Theater fea- 
tures "Talley's Folly", which 
deals with the closing days 
of World WarD. The Chat- 
uinoo^aTimes "heart- 
warming." The play has won 
Tony and Pulitzer prizes. 
Performances arc every Fri- 
day, Saturday, Sunday and 
Tuesday night through Sep- 
tember 26. Tickets are $7. 
Call 755-5555 for more in- 

hibit through September 20 
at the Hunter Museum of Art. 
This exhibition features ob- 
jects such as glass, rugs, 
and decorative accessories. 
Call 267-0968 for ticket 
prices and more information. 

The Chattanooga Symphony 
will perform Rachmaninoff, 
Berlioz, and Vaughan Wil- 
liams on Thursday, Septem- 
ber 17. Call 267-8585 for 
tickets and more information. 

Clubs and departments 
Sign up now for the SMA 
Retreat at Cohutta Springs 
AdvcntistCenteronthe 18th 
and 19th of September. This 
is for all Religion majors, 
minors, and friends. See 
Gloria Estep in the Religion 
Center for more information. 

Instructional Media video 
preview rooms will open 
Sunday, September 6. Their 
hours are 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. 
Sunday through Thursday. 
This service provides a great 
source for collecting infor- 
mation about academic top- 
ics, as well as ideas for 
projects and papers. 

Suzy Ma/at, .Ik 


"Getting stopped at t! 

crosswalk by our 'new 

improved' security ' 


The Celebrate Afric 
American Culture Festival I 
will be held on the grounds I 
of Bessie Smith Hall t 
September 5. Call 267-] 
1076or 267-6053 for rr 

On the weekend of Sep- 1 
tember 5-7, Dayton, 
nessee will hold its 
Festival. Activities in 
bluegrass competii 
hog calling, cow chip 
ing and husband calling. I 
Call 775-0361 forme 

nfor Calendar of Events? Send club or depart- 
o Beth Mills at the Accent office. Or call 2721 



ac ^cent 

(Aksent) n.L a way of speaking unique to a particular region or group, v.t.2. to pronounce with prominence 

Volume 48, Issue 1 

£$£*{£■ 17, 19$ 2. 

scsa3. the official Southern College student newspaper. 


Set Create- A-Date contest 


I The collegedale branch of fyT- 1 
I Adventist Forum Georgia- ^V 
I Cumberland President Wil- ^ 
| liam Geary will speak on 
"How to Handle Dissent in 
the Church." It will be held 
e Academy auditorium, 
| Saturday, Sept. 26 at . 

ee - Steven Curtis 

| Chapman - The "Great Ad- 
jt opened Monday, 
I Sept. 14 at a packed Memorial 
| auditorium. pg. 16 

I Senior pictures - Don't for- 
| get! Sunday is the last day t< 
have pictures takent for the 
yearbook. Clothingwillbepro- 


I Talent Show - will be held 

| September 26. Come and sup- 
port friends in their search for 

One Lonely Man - Oscar 
stands alone. Find out what all 
men are waiting for. pg. 3. 

I 53 million in donations 
Where is it? 3 

■ Campus Ministries 
Steps to Christ 9 

M Comics ..„....„.„„.... 17 

■ Viewpoints 20 

Accent introduces the contest of the century 

Accent in only its second issue an- 
nounces the contest of the year: Cre- 

Create-A-Date is a simple 
way to encourage a widespread ac- 
tivity, and elevate it to mythical pro- 
portions. Creative dates have been a 
way of life at Southern for years, but 
never have they been rewarded so 
well. The grand prize includes an 
evening in a limosine, free dinner at 
a swank restaraunt, and box seats for 
a show at the Tivioli Theater. Also 
offered in this grand prize melee are 
twelve roses for the lady, free hair- 

styles, and a tuxedo and an evening 
gown to suit the winning couple. In 
a word: the reward for the most 
creative date between now and Octo- 
ber 15 will be the most exotic date 
ever offered by Accent. 

The only thing contestants 
have to do is actually go out on a 
creative dale, then send a story of the 
date as well as a picture of the toast. 
No length is required for the written 
entry. The photo is simply a way to 
make sure the date was actually taken, 
as well as a means of capturing the 
auraoftheoccaision. Photos will be 

returned after the contest. 

Create-A-Date is closed to 
all Accent staff, by whom entries 
will be judged. Results will be 
announced in the October 29 issue 
Of Accent. 

Prizes include: 

- Limo ride from LimoOne 

- Tux and Gown rental from 
Mitchell's Formal Wear 

- A dozen roses from O'Briens 

- Tivoli box seats 

- Dinner at Provino's 

- Hairstyle at Hair Designer's 

Students eligible for Rhodes Scholarship 


for this honor. And according 

1 history department chair. Dr. Ben 

ByMH«U>rrenJ McArthur, This award is the "most 
~ — prestigious in the world, bar none." 

Recipients of the award are given 
three years of study at Oxford, 
I as a generous stipend. 
Those eligible for applica- 
nt meet several requirements. 
United States 

Someone from Southern College may 
soon follow in Democratic Presiden- 
tial Candidate Bill Clinton's foot- 
steps. Not on the road to the White 
House.butviaaRhodesScholarship Among these 
to Oxford University. 

This year Southern students 

through Dr. 
McArthur and must be postmarked 
no later than October 19, 1992. 

The Rhodes Scholarship 
Committees of Selection look for 
applicants of "proven intellectual 
excellence and academic achieve- 
mentofahighstandard." Applicants 
are also required to show integrity of 
character, interest and respect for 
unmarried status, and the fellow human beings, ability to lead, 
of a Bachelor's degree and energy to use their talents to the 

step into their first year of eligibility before October 1993. Applic 



17 September 1992I 


James D ittes 

Hugging and Kissing 
All Over The Place 

e for a personal 
lanNK. That's right, 

a Nurse's Kid. 

What does it mean 10 be a 
nurse's kid? It means your mom 
walks faster than a Concorde jet. It 
means she is gone all hours of the day 
or night. And it means she is full of 
wonderfully gory stories — stories 
about open-heart surgeries, appendec- 
tomies, and C-section births. 

Usually when my mom goes 
inlD detail about different surgeries I 
find myself gagging at the thought of 
mmehalantly splitting a person wide 
open and rearranging things. But last 
weekend Mom told me another 
story — a story i liked so much, I fell I 
jusl had to pass it on. 

An elderly woman was in the 
hospital, terminally ill with breast 
cancer, Her husband of 61 years and 
her daughter were crying. But their 
tears weren't necessarily for her 

You see, Jake, the husband, 
was crying because he thought that 
after 6 1 years, his wife didn't love 

him anymore. There had been little 
spats, nagging here and there, but this 
was serious — more serious than breast 

As cancer had tightened its 

gnp on the woman, she had become 
even less cooperative and had tried to 
push Jake even further away — a sad 
but common aspect of the dying 

The daughter had arrived that 
day from Naples, Florida, adding the 
news of her mother's impending death 
to that of a home ravaged in Hurricane 
Andrew. "1 can accept what has 
happened except for one thing," the 
daughter told my mother, "The fact 
thai she's dying with Jake thinking 
she doesn't love him anymore." 

Mom encouraged her to be 
honest. To tell her mother that she 
simply had to tell Jake she loved 
him — if it was the last thing she did. 

"Momma," the daughter said, 
"Jake is out in the hall crying his eyes 
out because he thinks you don't love 
him anymore." 

"But I don't," the woman 
replied sharply. On the edge of 

eternity, she wasn't about to give in. 

The girl broke into tears. 
That's where Mom stepped in. 

"For Becky's sake, would you 
tell Jake you love him?" she said. "It 
hurts her to see him crying." 


ing grunt in return. Mom left to bring 
Jake in to visit the dying woman. She 
left them alone. 

A few hours later when she 
stopped by to check on the family, a 
nurse stopped her before the door, "I 
wouldn't go in there right now," the 
nurse said with a smile. "There's a 
whole lot of hugging and kissing 
going on." 

A whole lot of kissing going 
on, after 61 years of nagging and on 
the threshold of death's door. 

Isolation is a trait that is not 
only common to the dying. Everyone 
at one lime wafts off into isolation — 
often when they need a friend the 
most. It is sad to think that every day 
on this Christian campus, people are 
isolating themselves — sadder still to 
think of those suffering because of 
their friends' isolation. 

After all, isn't love the flag 
that Christians wave highest above 
their heads? Isn't it the greatest word 
we use to describe our God? 

Let's stop kidding ourselves 
and stan admitting that pain is all 
around us, and the only way we'll 
survive it is to buck the norm and stan 
reaching out. In this giant issue where | 
Accent unveils its Create-a-date 
contest, I find other challenges to our 
creativity beyond jusi a hot date. Me 
must find ways to give in a love a 
little. If we really knew how to love I 
there wouldn't be any comers on this f 
campus to hide in. 

No eyes would sweep the j 
sidewalks on the way to classes 
instead of looking up and smiling 

And there would be "hugging 
and kissing all over the place." 

(And that's just what a m 
would have ordered.) 

Dr. Coolldge « SCSA Treasurer In 

Accent has a new guardian 
ihis year Dr. Herbert Coolidge. 

Many may wonder what a 
business professor thinks he's doing 
as the faculty sponsor of Accent. 
" "My principle responsibility as 
sponsor," Coolidge told me in his 
slow, thoughtful drawl, "Is to keep 
the president of Southern College 
from shutting down Accent and firing 
the editor— and otherwise provide 
help as needed." 

As newspaper sponsor, 
Cooltdge looks nver the stories on 
Tuesday before the paper is "put to 
bed"— that is, when the Final copy is 
saved onto disks so the staff can get 
to bed. He looks for "surprises", 
gives suggestions on errors thai may 
have been overlooked, and otherwise 

About Accent — 

judges the acceptability of the issue. 
He also attends stall meetings every 
other Monday night anil adds sugges- 

Coolidge worked with 

Accent as business managei exactly 
3(1 years ago. Back then Accent was 
tucked into the cubbyhole ai the end 
of the basement in Lynn Wood Hall 
(next door to Strawberry Festival's 
present offices). When he thinks of 
I lie di I fueiices between then and 
now, he chuckles with that deep, 
slow laugh that those in his classes 
are so well-accustomed to. "The big 
argument back then was whether we 
could afford an electric typewriter to 
work with," he recalls, "The $225 
question." (The big $2200 question 
at Accent this year is whether or not 
to buy anew Macintosh.) 

After working with Accent in 
'62-'63. Coolidge went on to become 
SCSA Treasurer and SCSA Presi- 
dent. Now he's back where he 

"I don't want any surprises," 
said Coolidge at Accent's First 
meeting. Check this picture out 





James Dittes 

Assistant Editor 

Angie Coffey 

Politics Editor: Alex Bryan Ad Manager: Calvin Simmons 

Religion Editor: Curtis Forrester Copy Editor: Melissa Shook 

Sports Editor: Eric Johnson Typist: Jeannie Sanpakit 

Lifestyle Editor: Beth Mills Circulation: Greg Larson 

Photographer: Sean Pitman Photography Editor: Rick Mann 


Dr. Bert Coolidge 

The Southern Accent, the official newspaper of the Southern College 
Student Association, is published twice a month and is released every' 
other Thursday with the exception of vacations. Opinions expressed in 
Accent are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views 
of the editor, the Southern College Student Association, the Seventh- 
day Adventist Church or the advertisers. 

Accent welcomes your letters of opinion, top ten lists, and quotes 
of the week. Each entry must contain the writer's name, address, and 
phone number. Letters will be edited for space and clarity and may be 
witheld. It is the policy oMcrem to reject all unsigned letters. However, 
in special cases, unsigned letters may be printed at the discretion of the 
editor. The deadline is the Friday before publication. Plase place letters 
under the Accent office door or mail to: Southern Accent, P.O. Box 370, 
Collegedale. TN 37315-0370. 


5.3 million in donations 

SC receives more money than any 
ther North American SDA college 


By Brenda Keller | 

low does$I.9million in cash sound? 

low about an additional $3 million 
ges? Now add $400,000 in 

eferred giving pledges for a total of 
mer 5 million dollars. 

Although these Figures may 
Ruind like part of the National bud- 
let, they actually sum up contribu- 
tons to Southern College Develop- 
lienl last year. Jack McCIarty, vice 
President for Development, said his 
lepartment "enjoyed a banner year" 
li 199101992. The ratio of 
Hundraising cost to dollars rasied was 
In all-time low for Southern. This 
Jieans it cost $ .08 to raise $1.00, 
which McCIarty says is an excellent 
[ratio according to fund-raising Stan- 
Hards. These donations came from a 
"wide spectrum of givers," includ- 
ing individuals, foundations, andcor- 

So where will this money go? 
The two main projects for 1 99 1- 1 992 
were the Century II Scholarship En- 
dowment fund and the new Science 
Center. The Endowment fund in- 
creased to new heights, gaining 
$900,000 for a total of $7.6 million 
cash, said McCIary. Approximately 

eight years ago the fund was at only 
$750,000, he said. After ten percent 
of the interest is put back into the 
principal to offset inflation, student 
scholarships form the remaining 
earnings. McCIarty says this method 
is wise because "Then you have 
money coming to the students in- 
definitely year after year." The bad 

tremely low right nos which will 
significantly hurt scholorship funds. 
"We are doing out best to maximize 
returns, but the recession has slowed 
[interest] earnings," he said. 

The fund-raising goal for the 
Science Center is $3.9 million. 
McCIarty said $3,634 million has 
been received toward that goal. "We 
want to raise the rest of the money as 
quickly as possible so we can see the 
science building become a reality 
soon." Architectural plans are un- 
derway for the new building, which 
will be built on the old Tabernacle 
siteneartheConferenceCenter. "Ide- 
ally, I would like to see the building 
in use in the fall semester of 1994," 
said McCIarty. 

[(Make Room for Science 

P/^ By Keith 


fflans for a new science building are 
Being drawn to accommodate the 
KTOwth of nursing and medical stu- 

The r 

/ill have 

place where [he old Tabernacle stood. 
Before the Tabernacle burned down, 
it served as a gymnasium, a church, 
and several other functions. 

President Don Sahly would 
like to begin building as soon as June 
of 1993. He says that once construc- 
tion gets underway, it will only take 
approximately one year to complete 
it. However, many plans have yet to 
the college board 

New housing being implemented 

As trailer park makes way for McKee's box 
factory, residents ponder their next move 


irger laboratories, tv 

iriphilheathers, research centers, 

■reenhouse, and an area for animal be discussed 

Hpsearch. meetings. It may be 

The cost totals $3.9 million, before things get rolling. 
■3.7 million of which has already The architecture will not be 

Been pledged by 70-90 doners. The l0 ° foreign to the campus of South- 

■aboratories and amphitheaters will em College. It will resemble that of 

Barry the names of major contribu- McKee Library. The roof will be 

B>rs. slanted like the new addition of the 

The building will be located church, which should bring less main- 

■*side Herin Hall. This is the same tenancethanotherbuildingsoncam- 

Pating disorder support group 

W° eating disorder support group dressing eating disorders and talking 

Tf ' tegi" meeting Monday, Sep- about them" Leona Gulley, who 

fmber 27 in Herin Hall at 5 p.m. wrote her master's thesis on eating 

ne percentage of eating disorders disorders, and Wise will lead out in 

nigh amon college students," said the support group. For more infor- 

f nelly Wise, a Junior Wellness ma- mation, call Shelly Wise at 213 1 or 

"I think there is a need for ad- Mrs. Gulley at 2960. 

It's sad to see the trailor 
park go, since they are 
going to turn it into a 
parking lot. 

Jim Miles, resident 

This fall, Southern College plans to 
develop "new" married student hous- 
ing which would take the place of the 
trailor park. 

The "new" married student 
housing would consist of three units. 
The First unit would have one and 
two berooms, the second, all two 
bedrooms, and the third unit, two and 
three bedrooms. These "new" hous- 
ing units would be located behind the 
Ohi o Apartments j ust across the street 
from the Collegedale Church. 

Dale Bidwell, Vice Presideni 
for Finance says, "One of the main 
reasons why we are developing these 
units is the utilities in the trailor park 
all needed to be replaced. The esti- 
mated cost of replaceing these utili- 
ties would cost the same as building 
three new units, $1.5 million. These 
units would have available washers 
and dryers in the basements." 

Bela Kobor, a resident in the 
trailor park, does not look forward to 
the move. "No, I wouldn't like to 
move," she said. "It's my own quiet 
place and its much safer over here 
than it would be by busy Southern 

Another resident, Jim Miles 
says, "It's sad to see the trailor park 
go, since they are going to turn it into 
a parking lot. The new units will be 
nice if you don't have a family, but 
since I do, it's better over here in the 
trailor park because of the privacy." 



New face s o n cam pus Southern has a Legacy 

Mary Ann Roberts comes to 
the Nursing Department from 
Andrews University where she 
received both her B.S. and M.S. 
She brings years of experience 
in teaching, as well as hospital 
nursing. She will be teaching 
obstetrics and medical-surgical. 

Roberts easily waxes 
eloquently on the world of 
obstetrics. "It's a fun area to 
teach. It's fun because there is 
birth and all the joy that goes 
with it," she said. Then she 
idded, "But when there is an 
llness it's very, very sad." 

Bert Poolcy joined the faculty in 
May as the Chief Accounlant. A 
native of the Northwest, he re- 
ceived his masters in business 
administration from Portland 
State University in Oregon. He 
has worked as a treasurer in the 
Montana Conference, Alaska 
Mission, and most recently, the 
Ohio Conference, as well as 
Laurelwood Academy in Gaston, 
Oregon. His daughter, Brenda, 
is a senior broadcasting major. 

Glenda Davidson has returned 
to the nursing department where 
she taught in the mid-seventies. 
She received an MS.N. in child 
development with an emphasis 
in education from Troy State 
University in Troy, Alabama. 
She then became an assistant 
professor at the Troy State Uni- 
versity, School of Nursing. 

Are students of the nine- 
ties very difficult from those in 
the seventies? "They're a lot 
younger," she said with a smile. 
Actually, she finds the students 
fo today to be more sophisti- 
cated. "The seventies group was 
a much more naive group," she 
explained. "Because so few had 
cars, more were campus bound. 
Hey, there was no Hamilton 
Place Mall, and Ooltewah was 
just a wide spot in the road." 

Dr. Ron duPreez, (pronounced 
do-PRAY), a candidate for a 
Ph. D in Religion at Andrews, 
joins the Religion Department 
as Assistant Professor of Reli- 
gion. He holds a D. Min. in 
Mission Studies, an M.A. in 
Education, a Master of Divin- 
ity, and an M.A. in Religion (all 
from Andrews University). He 
has also pastored and taught in 
Korea, Japan and Guam. 

Dr. du Preez's favorite 
avocation is archaeology. He 
has been on successful digs 
throughout Israel and Jordan, 
and he even hopes to take a 
group of Southerners along with 
him, someday, to dig in Egypt. 

| 1 ^ By Lori Pettibone | 

It comes as no surprise to most stu- 
dents that Southern College has a 
legacy; after more than a century of 
education, any good school would. 
What does surprise most students is 
that they can have a very special part 
in continuing to create that legacy. 
This Legacy is the literary 
magazine put out by the Writer's 
Club. Of course, no great legacy was 
created overnight, and neither was 
this one. In the 1960's when Lynn 
Sauls (now chairman of the journal- 
ism department) was the sponsor of 
the magazine, the Legacy was a part 
of the Student Association, much as 
the Acceni and Southern Memories 

In the late 1960's, however, 

the Student Association decided there 
wasn't enough school interest to con- 
tinue sponsoring the magazine, and 

tfieLegacy became an English project I 
where it died about ten years ago. 

In 1990, when Helen Pykji 
became a full time English teacheil 
here at the College, David Smith,! 
department chairman, asked her to 
organize the Writer's Club and thusl 
revive the Legacy. 

Officers of the Writer'sCluli| 
are already busy making plans foil 
this year's Legacy, which they aitl 
hopingto have outby March. Brendjl 
Keller, Legacy editor, says that sheisl 
very excited about the maga 
hope we can establish roots for tbt| 
Legacy this year," says Keller, " 
that it will continue in future years,'| 

All students are invi 
write for the magazine and a 
courage to start working or 
entries for the writing contest 
ends December 4. 

expert in the world on Rattlesnakes. 

Hayes receives $30,000 grant to 
study cottonmouths 


By Richard Arroyo 

The National Science Foundation 
awarded Dr. William D. Hayes a 
grant for $30,000. The endowment 
is to be used in the research of how 
Cottonmouth snakes use theirvenom. 
When asked, Hayes admitted that he 
is a pioneer in his field. Funds will 
purchase equipment and pay for stu- 
dent labor directly involved with the 

After his brief stay at C.U.C. 
he attended Walla Walla's Masters 

program. Later he earned hi^cU'-j 
ate in Zoology/Physiology at $T 
University of Wyoming. Dr. Ha)fj 
joined the Southern College f 
in 1990. Hayes enjoy: 
Collegedale area with his 
Danette, and their two daugW* 
Jessica and Krista. 

Hayes anticipates fuljj 
growth of the Biology Departing 
He has an open office policy * 
come to students. When he i*| 
teaching Herpetology ' 
Vertebrate History he enjo\ •• l,n ' :i J 
his favorite hobbies — snake b 


17 September 1992 

Desparately seeking. . . 

1 ^ By Melinda Cross | 

stands alone. All around him 
iudents are talking and laughing to- 
other. His gaze is focused straight 
lead. Noone pays attention to him. 
o one wonders why he is the only 
tanding. He has become like a 
.art of the decor. 

Us name is Oscar. He'sfrom 
ermany, and is waiting for his girl- 
o arrive — from Germany. 
Oscar and his girlfriend will 
the Anatomy & Physiology 
ib. (No, they're not making the lab 
) a new co-ed dorm!) These two 
ihe new A&P models. However, 
"lab partner" has not yet arrived, 
id that is the cause of Oscar's lone- 
Everyday Osair stands wait- 
lig. He has to endure the hum ill. iii i Ki 
6fhu\ iny no skin (except on his ears 
Ind fingers), no hair, and only one 
eyeball (someone dropped his other 
t\t jnd shattered it!). Lab after lab, 
Itudents poke at his muscles and rip 
Bpen his chest cavity to explore his 
Interna! organs. Day afterday, Oscar 
s used lor lectures and demonstra- 

tions, then he's abandoned. What's 
a guy to do!? 

Soon, though, Oscar's girl- 
friend will arrive. Anatomy and 
Physiology students will get to know 
this unique couple very well. (That 
is, if the students want to make the 
grade!) With these additional hu- 
man models. Dr. Ekkens has gener- 
ously reduced the numberof muscles 
that students have to dissect on the 
cats to one-half the number that last 
year's students dealt with. 

Oscar expects his girlfriend 
to arrive any time now. At least that 
is what he and Dr. Ekkens are hop- 
ing. The female model was 
backordered (Germany apparently 
doesn't have the overabundance of 
young ladies like SOME SCHOOLS 
here in the U.S.), soshedidn'tmake 
her August arrival as expected. 

i be k 

there will be one less "lonely male" 
here at Southern, one much happier 
biology professor, and one lucky 
group of A&P students 

Single White Male seeks companion tor expcrimcnl.inon.This lonely 
model waits for his girlfriend from Germany. 

Jew and improved teaching 


By Tm Dunfield 

B have a whole new outlook on 
Baching." says Larry Williams dur- 
ftig an interview in which he spoke 
■boui his two year hiatus from the 
Beaching profession to work on his 
Jh.D in Social Work. 

For the past two years he has 
i living in Knoxville while at- 
tending his doctoral classes and has 
Inly been able to come home on 
faturdays. When asked if he missed 
touthem College and teaching, he is 
Buick to respond that there is no 
pther college like Southern, and that 
e hopes to teach as long as he can. 
mly thing he missed more than 
2 school and his job has been see- 

pquirrel survival 


By Cynthia Peek 

■* lecture about how ground squir- 
^'^ can survive in snake infested 

"lonies will be given in Lynn 
(Wood Auditorium this Thursday 
■"ening. Dr. Matthew Rowe from 

•VpaUinun State University in 
ftorth Carolina will use slides and 

ing his wife on a regular basis. 

This year Williams is teach- 
ing only one class, "Human Behav- 
ior in the Social Environment", while 
he writes his dissertation and pre- 
pares to defend it, but he is quick to 
add that he hopes to return to a full 
teaching load as soon as possible. 

The soon-to-be doctor states 
that his past two years as a student 
have vastly changed his approach to 
teaching and thai studentscan expect 
a "new" Larry Williams in the class- 
room. What those changes will be, 
however, he will not tell. 

Thedisscrtation. he explains, 
will look at gender roles in the S.D.A. 
church, and he also says there is 
some interest in having it turned into 

videos to describe his California 
research. He will answer questions 
such as, "Can ground squirrels 
obtain information on the size, 
body temperature and mood of the 
snakes by only the sound of the 
rattles?" The presentation is part 
of the E. O. Grundset Lecture 
Series sponsored by the biology 
department at Southern College. 

Increase your reading abilities 

Reading instruction in McKee library 

■ By Melissa Bay ley 

Now there is a way for students in 
increase their reading speed and com- 

Through Special Academic 
Services, students can work with 

reading specialist Ron Malloch. 

Testing Center. Results are given to 
Malloch so that he can know the 
students' present reading levels. 

Anyone interested can call 
Dr. Ann Clark at #2737. Mondays 
through Thursdays between 2:00 and 
6:00 and Tuesday and Thursday 
mornings between 9:00 and 1 1:00. 
She will make the appointment for 

Those interested in this free Special Academic Services 

service first take the Nelson-Denny is located in the McKee Library in 
Reading Test at the Counseling and room 2 1 9. 

9325 Apison Pike 396-2141 
Next toJHj^esJ)is£Cwnt^rramiacy_ 



Crying Fowl 

| /^ By Eric Gang ~fr 

Thai supply-side economics doesn't 

work ib iin- =1 of all falsehoods. 

Lamentably, Americans have been 
exposed 10 a continual and unprec- 
edented campaign of 
"disinformation", as Paul CraigRob- 
erts says, against Ronald Reagan and 
bis economic policies. The gap be- 
tween emperical evidence and what 
the public believes is abounding. 
Why do Clinton and uiher Demo 
crals so attack Reagan and his presi- 
dency? Stanley Greenberg, political 
consultant to Clinton says that |g 
"challenge the conservative hege- 
mony, Democrats need to define the 


i Hii 

thai supersedes the Cartel yea 

impeaches the credibility of c 

vative governance for middle 
America" This is so the Democrats 
can loosen the Republican's hold on 
middle America. 

Was Reaganomics intended 
to favor the rich at the expense of the 
poor? No! During Reagan's eight 
years in office only one tax bill, 
ERTA, lowered taxes on upper-in- 
come individuals, The whole idea 
behind Reaganomics was to reduce 
the government's involvement with 
the burdensome government regula- 
tions. The facts speak for them- 
selves. There is no question that 
ALL income groups experienced real 
income gains between 1980 and 
1989. The rich got richer, but the 
poor didn't get poorer — everyone gut 

What about the deficit? Isn't 
Ihe debt we accrued during Reagan 
years going lo ruin us because u'ssu 
abnormally high? Isn't a country 
like Japan so much better off? The 

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Hung, the United Stale; 

Boats and Ice Creams 


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strangely burdened with deb!- The 
Organisation for Economic Coop- 
eration and Development (OECD) 
published statistics that shows that 
the United States has no abnormal 
debt levels. Moreover, corporate 
debt for Japan, the country we're so 
worried will take us over, as percent- 
age of GDP was, in 1990. 191 per- 
cent. Compare that to the United 
States with a mere 9! percent. 

In addition to the deficit lie, 
lower class Americans didn't get 
squashed oul by the rich in the Reagan 
years. As a matter of fact, Ameri- 
cans in the lower half in 1980 saw 
their real incomes rise to the (op 20 
percent in 1990. That doesn't sound 
like getting poorer to me. 

Look at the facts. Why did 
every income group experience real 
income gains in the ]98Q's? Be- 
cause Reaganomics works. Why, 
then, do you hear nothing but bad 
about Reagan, and thiscountry? The 
answer is simple, my friends. Be- 
cause the Left want to get the vote of 
middleclass America, and they know 
ihey can't do it if Americans realize 
how well off they were in the 1980's. 

The United States, after displayjj 
the greatest economic gain in ih-l 
history of the world, was, accordin.1 
toReagan'sopponents, a failure. Thijl 
is unequivocally a Me. Moreover, y,M 
toppled Communism' The fall onhjl 
Soviet Union didn't happen by iiseifl 
Since World War II, America t-J 
fought against the Communisi ft*,! 
but then, into the spot light stepped! 
perhaps the greatest statesman of o J 
time, Ronald Reagan- His polic 
toppled Communism, and made J 
the most powerful and influential! 
country in the world. 

Yes indeed, the left has. ei 
erything to gain from attacking! 
Reagan. They know that they muni 
unseat the Republican's hold unlthil 
middle class. And what belter wy la! 
do it than by trying to make [h..-.l 
believe the 1980's were g r'ailure I 
Reaganomics produces prosperity fij I 
the self-asserting, hard-\uirkin{| 
American. Reaganomigs i 
work for the lazy sluggard "Thsl 
soul of the sluggard desires .mil bl 
nothing, bul the soul of the dilig^l 
shall he made rjch." 

Supply-side economics The 
supposed solve-all philosophy of 
George Bush and the Republicans 
Uu whal 's good for big business and 
Utopia will sei in on our great land. 
No rules. No regulalions, No worry. 
It y i hi take money from the poor and 
give it to the rich, and the poor will be 
belter off! 

Lei'sciiiihrough all (his non- 
sense ami face reality my dear eco- 
nomic Saviors.] "If you give all the 
ice cream money to ihe neighbor- 
tioiHl hully, only ONE person will 
get any ice cream." 

"Oh no," ihey say, "ihe besl 
ihitig to do is ip give all ihe power 
and money io the few— ihe rich, 
like Michael Milken (Wall Streei 
criminal) and Charles Keating iSfrL 

Trail us." 

Supply-side means helping 
Uu- supplier, i have wining againsi 
helping the supplier. But throwing a 

big party on some island in the middle 
ol the ocean is meaningless to me if 
I don't have » BOAT to gelto the 
wholeuitair. Many Americans would 
probahly like lo own another car, or 
give their children more things, or 

own a home — but just be 

for sale doesn't mean Ihey can buy it. 

No job, no money. 

These exclusionary eco- 
nomic geniuses will quote figures to 
us and preach the evils of air bags 
and fuel efficient cars and seat belts 
and restrictions on what Savings and 
Loanscaninvesiourmoney in iSup- 
ply-sider Charles Keaiingand friends 
jusl loved the fact that Ronald Reagan 

took the restrictions off them so we 
can now pay somewhere around a 
trillion dollars to pay fortheirmessi. 

Economic divisiveness is noi 
Ihe answer to our problems in this 
country. Ta* breaks for the rich will 
not salve the deficit, clean the air, 
more evenly distribute the wealth, or 
stimulate the economy as a whole. 

Bill Clinton has said it many 
limes; "George Bush does not nit 
demand that we can improve ohf 
environment and help the middle 
class and the poor while improving 
big business and the national 
economy at the same time:" 

America, sadly enough, may 
have the largest economy in the world 
with the fewest people participating 
in it some day very soon. 

I say let's give boats to the 
most of us so we can go to the party 
of the few of them- 

The i 

■■ the me 
t Republicans. 


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1 7 September 1992 

trovernment Internships 

I tj ^ By Mike Lorren [l 

j [ Have you ever wanted to earn 
H) io 1 2 hours of college credit and 

works ■■ 

Now is your chance. 

The Tennessee Legislative 
mship Program is now accepting 
icationsforthe 1993 Legislative 

Applicants must be registered 
Dte in Tennessee. The selection 
mitcee will look for involvement 
ludent government and review 
letters of recommendation. 
ncesofacceptancearegood. One 
itsy two applicants are accepted. 

Pre-law students are encouraged to 
apply, as well as any others inter- 
ested in politics. 

Students accepted into the 
program are committed to serve 
through the legislative session. This 
session begins January 7 and contin- 
ues through May, possibly even into 

History department chair- 
man. Dr. Ben McArthur states, "We 
want our students to have an inside 
view of government. This is an un- 
usual opportunity." For more infor- 
mation on this program, make an 
appointment to visit Dr. Mc Arthur. 

foil shows significant swing 



fAMPUS— In a survey of 90 South- 
■n College students last week a defi- 
e change has taken place in Presi- 
fcntial preference. 

In April of 1 992the Southern 
\l took a poll in which 70% of 
! student body favored or were 
ining toward George Bush, while 
|ly 25% supported Bill Clinton, 
n, with the selection of 
■ben* Gore of Tennessee and aseem- 
fgly revitalized campaign, the stu- 
it body seems to be more evenly 

When asked, "If the election 
e held today who would you most 
:ly vote for?", 40% of those asked 
d they were leaning towards Bush/ 


By Alex Bryan 

There is something missing in this election. Or more 
accurately, there is someone missing. There's no woman on either 

Yes, I know this is the year of the woman and lots for the 
female gender are most likely going to be in the United States' 
Senate and the House of Representatives next year. For all its 
faults, (no offense West-coast people, its a Dodger-thing) Califor- 
nia just may elect TWO women to fill its two Senate seats. 

And yes, Barbara Jorden (D-Texas) did give the best 
speech at the Demoractic Convention. Lots of women were up 
front in both conventions, in fact. 

Iknow its been eightlong(verylong)years since Geraldine 
Ferraro was on the Democratic ticket. (The last and only truly 
BALANCED ticket in American history.) But I still feel like 
something is missing. Namely, AT LEAST half the wisdom in 
this country is not being used in government. 

The national discussions on abortion, child care, civil 
rights, peace (something men don't get too well), and just about 
everything else would be greatly enhanced with the perspective of 
a woman as one of the major presidential players. 

May the 1996 national campaign have a little XX in it. 

Quayle while 31% were more in- 
clined to vote for Clinton/Gore. Of 
those polled, 24% eitherdidn't know 
there was going to be an election, 
didn't care, didn't like either candi- 
date, or hadn't made up their minds. 
The remaining 5% are still clinging 
to the Texas billionaire, Ross Perot. 
In addition to the gains for 
Clinton in campus opinion since the 
spring, there was a decided differ- 
ence in the way males and females 
view the election. Although no spe- 
cific numbers were taken, women 
overwhelming support Bill Clinton, 
while the majority of men will most 
likely vote for George Bush in No- 

Election bits 

*George bush unveiled 
plan for growth including a signifi- 
cant cut in government spending and 
an across-the-board tax cut. Demo- 
crats maintain its the same ole stuff 
that has never worked, while Repub- 
licans hail the measure. 

*No debates? As of Sunday, the 
Bush/Quayle campaign has not 
agreed to the preposed debates which 
Clinton has already accepted. Three 
would be Presidential and one be- 
tween the Vice Presidential candi- 

*Want to get the inside scoop on 
politics '92? Here's a list of pro- 
grams (ranked according to just how 
good they are!?) that the political 
editor of this paper spends way too 
much time watching — 

(1) This Week With David 
Brinkley [ABC-Sunday Morning] 

(2) The Capital Gang [CNN- 
Saturday Night] 

(3) Inside Politics (CNN- 
weekdays at 4:00 p.m.] 

(4) Meet the Press [NBC- 
Sunday Morning] 

(5) Face the Nation [CBS- 
Sunday Morning] 

(If TV-E 

l good optic 

tune in to NPR's "Morning Edition" 

-ow Voter Turnout Plagues Senate Elections and " Ai| ™"gsconsid e red -forthor- 

(ewer than 20% vote for SCSA senators 

By James Dittes I ; 

No one noticed that the fu- 

'f the 1992-93 Southern Col- 

ge student body was decided Tues- 

p- B y the looks of voter turnout, 

e cared either. 

Eighteen new senators were 

■ected September 15 despite a dis- 

■&1 turnout which left the SCSA 

jecutive vice president wondering 

fheiher anyone really cared. 

I think [the turnout] was just 
| 0r rible," said Rick Cavanaugh, 
|CS A executive VP, especially in an 

election year when interest in elec- 
tions should be higher than normal." 
The voter turnout for the Senate elec- 
tions was under 20% of the student 

Nonetheless eighteen new 
senators, many who ran unopposed, 
make up the 1992-93 SCSA Senate. 
Jennifer Bandel, Deanna Abdel- 
Malek, Kate Evans, Julie Boskind, 
Jamie Kim and Jennifer Speicher 
will represent the women in the dorm. 
Sean Rosas, Matthew Whitaker, 

Rodney Rufo, Richard Arroyo, Greg 
Camp. Matthew Niemyerand Calvin 
Simmons were chosen from Talge 
Hall. Robyn Castleburg, Brenda 
Keller, and GregGlass are the villiage 

"I'm really excited," said 
Calvin Simmons, asenior marketing 
major. "I hope this year we can get 
the administration to really listen to 
the students." 

What the Senate will do this 
year will range from advocating stu- 

dent issues to the administration to 
decide on a Senate project, which is 
budgeted in the $3500-54500 range. 

"I think we have a very high 
quality of personnel this year," said 

The first Senate meeting will 
be open to the entire SCSA and will 
be held Thrusday, September24. 
Senators will discuss the 1992-1993 
SCSA budget, and go through a short 
introductory session lead by 
Cavanaugh and David Beckworth, 
SCSA parlia 

Talking about a relationship 


By Curtis Forrester 

Help me out here. I have been watch- 
ing the reactions of y'all during Doug 
Martin Live week and Commitment 
Weekend Sabbath School, and I'm 
perplexed. 1 noticed that some of 
you appeared rather vexed at the 
world. You had an aura about you 
thai screamed "Get oulta my face! 
I'm here, but not any too pleased 

So, let's you and I talk about 
this for a moment. Those of you who 
don't fall into this category, take a 
break this week. Expand your politi- 
cal awareness with Alex's column. 
But before you go, give this column 
to an angry person since they 
wouldn't read this on theirown. any- 
way. "Religion? Forget il. It's only 
forpcoplewhoneedit." Aslalcment 
that I agree with, by the way. 

Why the anger? Why the 
long faces? You're "sportin' a seri- 
ous 'tude", and I want to Icam what 
has caused it. When Jesus said "My 
peace 1 give unlo you. . .", you must 
have thought He sard "My fleas I 
give unto you," and declined. What 
has caused the apathy here? Write 
me at the paper and let me know. Do 
you know? 

As we sorted through the 
commitment cards, at least half were 
untouched. Don'lwecare anymore? 
Now remember, we're only talking 
to a select group here. Unfortu- 
nately, there is a substantial mem- 
bership in ihisgroup, but there is also 
the oilier side of the coin. There are 

the hundreds of students who want to 
get involved and who smile with the 
peace that comes from understand- 
ing Jesus and what He has done for 
us, and what He isdoing for us at this 
moment. They know a secret that 
they're dying to share. 

If you even started lo under- 
stand the magnitude of the secret 
given to you. you 'd get excited ahuut 
it. Why do you suppose that Doug 
Martin included the word "mercy" in 
every topic title last week? The 
world is going to hell in a hand bas- 
ket, but we smile anyway. We know 
something that the rest of the world 
doesn't know. It gives us as Chris- 
tians an opportunity to shine for Jesus. 

Read Psalms 27 and ask your- 
self how David, King of a nation, 
could say 'You are the strength of 
my life, of whom shall I be afraid?' 
As a person who trusts in Jesus I join 
an elite group: Paul who wrote most 
of the New Testament and preached 
Jesus to half the world. Moses, who 
was the highest star in die Egyptian 
kingdom, and poured out his life for 
a stubborn people pleading mercy 
forthem. John Wesley who preached 
before tens of thousands of hungry 
people — hungry for the gospel of 
Jesus Christ. Daniel, the friend of 
lions. The apostle John, who loved 
hot oils baths, and, yes, Doug Mar- 
tin. How long must Mercy plead 
with you before you respond and 
claim your eternal prize? We're not 
talking about a religion here, we're 
talking about a relationship. 

Doug Martin stops during week of prayer sermon to b> 

Sharing the faith 

| / ^ By Sabine Valel | ; 

Cafeteria closed? 
Car out of gas? 

Southern's Sandwich Shoppe 

SC recruiter, Doug Martin 
marked this school year's first colle- 
giate commitment week with his 
nonchalant humor and deep insights. 

On each day of September 6 
to 12, Martin expanded on the many 
facets of God's mercy. 

Clifton Brooks called Martin 
a "riveting speaker." "He really 
grasped my attention." The sopho- 
more student added, "his stories and 
live of logic made it all easy lo fol- 

English Department's Dr. 
David Smith also felt that Martin 
appealed well to the audience. "I 
liked that it was so positive." Smith 
said. "He nicely blended humor and 
spiritual insight." 


"Turn the spotlights off. my h Hindi 
are getting hot," drew laughter frodT 
the audience and silence Filled ll 
church when Martin a 
marked: "What does Satan thinkoj 

Martin invited his list 
to evaluate their spiritual statu 
encourage them to share their 
"If you know it, say it," he insi 

Although he introduced vi 
ous topics, he emphasized the week I 
theme. "Oh, Mercy!" "It's a lopi| 
we needed to hear, " freshmei 
cess Edwards noted. "God i; 
harsh God. I guess he sirnph ^^' 
that God's unconditional love is 31] 
ways there. 


somewhat angered when I read "The View from the Caboose" 
n the September 3 issue of the Accent. Regarding long hair and jewelry, it 
d. "Isn't it time we learn to channel — individuality and focus on the real 
ues?" I wish to respond to that statement. 

I have a hard time believing that long hair is wrong, yet many seem 
to feel the reverse. Last year, I had long hair. I kept it clean, combed, and 
sneat as I could without aponytail. For a while, the administration said my 
,onytail was OK, but about amonth later, Ireceivedanote that said ponytails 
vere now a radical hairstyle. Radical by whose definition? It is a personal 
hoice whether or not one wants to have their hair long. Most people were 
U offended by my having long hair, few had trouble telling me apart from 
he females, and some even thought it improved my appearance (and believe 
1 need all the help I can get!) 

As for jewelry, I have many similar feelings. Many students here at 
Southern College go to grat pains to wear their jewelry. They hide it under 
heir clothes, put it on as soon as they leave campus, and lie about whether 
it. Does it hurt anyone when they wear it. No. It is the same 
as the hair issue. It is a personal choice whether or not one wants to wear 

ire not world shaking, but they can hinder us 
that because so much emphasis is put on these 
:nd to overlook the "real issues." If we were 

Take the first step 

+ st7 P s 

Maybe these i 
nonetheless. It seems 
small, harmless issue.' 
focused on the real issi 

;. long hair and jewelry would not be a problem. Let 


s worry about out own Christianity before we focus on the superficialities 
| of others. 

Let us try and put these matters right. Christianity is a concept based 
I totally on choice. Therefore I have a problem with any policy that hampers 
a student from being able to make a conscious choice about their appearance. 
I Why does this campus feel that it has been given the authority to dictate our 
I choices for us? If I choose to have long hair and a silver bracelet, I should 
I be able to. Judging others, especially by appearances, is a risky business. I 
e to let my character speak, not my hair. And if I am to be judged by 
3ne based solely upon my appearance, so be it. I have no control over 
Ithat person. But let him beware, for my true judge is the lord, and He for one 
llooks past the length of my hair and the chain on my wrist. 

n Bender 

Dear Editor: 

I was delighted to read that the Accent will be covering the 
presidential election this fall, and I eagerly started to read the the Advocate 
page (3-September-1992) on Senator Albert Gore. 

My enthusiasm was quickly dampened, however, as I read the 
article by Eric Gang. While the article did a good job of labeling Gore and 
the Democratic ticket as the Republicans would like us to picture them, it 
did not reflect reality. 

In the article, Clinton and Gore were erroneously labeled as "tax 
and spend" liberals who "represents a one-way ticket to economic 
depression." This is hardly the case. An examination of the record shows 
that Arkansas has the second lowest tax rate, and the lowest spending rate 
in the nation. It is true that Clinton plans to initiate a new investment 
program in America, and to increase taxes on the wealthiest two percent, 
but such measures are needed to rebuild the economy after twelve years 
of failed "trickle-down" economics. 

In another part of the article Gore was also labeled as as "pro 
abortion," Gore has never said that he is pro abortion; rather, he has 
clearly stated he is pro choice. There is a large philosophical difference 
between these terms, and it is wrong to use them as if they were 

As acollege student soon to enter the "real world", I am concerned 
about what kind of leadership our country will have. In order to pick the 
best leaders, I believe the American public needs to know what the 
important issues are, how the candidates stand on these issues, and the 
candidates' past performance in government. What we do not need is a 
campaign dominated by deceptive labeling. 

Sincerely, Brian Amer 

Juan Rodriguez leads the group in prayer at the Sunday and Wednesday 
meetings in front of Lynn Wood Hall. 

go "I know it takes time from studies 
and schedules, but if you come you 
won't regret it," he says. 

"Spirituality. You feel the 
Holy Spirit working through you. 
People stand up and tell personal 
testimonies." Lizardo replied, when 
asked what newcomers will experi- 
ence when coming to the meetings, 
that the format will consist of: Short 
sessions of prayer, special music, 
singing songs, testimony period, 
prayer circles, and students sched- 
uled to talk on monthly themes. This 
month's theme is, "A Call to Accept 
Jesus as Your Personal Savior." 

Steps to Christ is an in-reach 
program of Campus Ministry, "but 
we believe with the Lord's help we 
can influence each other to be indi- 
vidual outreach tools," said 

Steps to Chris t of fers strength 
to Christians through a friendly, ac- 
cepting atmosphere that exist just a 
few steps up from the promenade in 
front of Lynn Wood Hall. 

In the midst of a great turmoil in our 
world today agroupofsludentseome 
together to a peaceful setting. Stu- 
dents participate in what Juan 
Rodriguez defines as a "life chang- 
ing ministry", Steps to Christ. 

Rodriguez is a sophomore 
Religion major and coordinator of 
Steps to Christ this year. The group 
meets in front of the Lynn Wood 
Hall stepsevery Sunday and Wednes- 
day nights at 7:30. 

Enthusiastic about the min- 
istry, Rodriguez said that some of the 
goals this year are "to present Jesus 
Christ, energize the students to get 
into a personal relationship with Him, 
a personal study of their own, and to 
prepare a people for the last days." 

How will they do this? First, 
there must be attendance, at least 
that's what Ronald Lizardo said, a 
sophomore pre-med/Relig leu \\v,\\»\ 
He expects that this year more people 

Personality factor test for teachers 


The 16 PF (personality factor) Test 
for Teachers will be given in 
Summerour Hall on Sunday, Sep- 
tember 20 at 10 a.m. 

Required of al I education and 
psychology majors, the 16PF evalu- 
ates personality traits for those enter- 
ing teaching and counseling careers. 
Students will receive a complete 
evaluation of their test scores as well 
as an optional individual consulta- 

tion with a psychologist to discuss 
results. The test and eunsulijinui 
are free to students. 

"You can't flunk the 16 
PF," said Dr. George Babcock, 
Education Department head, "But 
it could turn up personality trails 
that are not conductive to teach- 
ing. It's absolutely ridiculous to 
take a test and do nothing with the 
results. That's why we're dung- 
ing the format to include evalua- 
tion and consultation." 

All night softball 

V Eric Johnson 

This Saturday night studying 
will be forgotten and homework put 
aside as teams compete against each 
other in a tournament that combines 
skill.emotion, and a little luck. What 
is this fantastic tournament? 
is nothing less than the annual all 
night softball tournament. 

Before the tournament be- 
gins there is a drawing of the teams to 
see who plays who to start off the 
tournament. After the tournament 
has started, teams play each other 
based on their wins and losses. This 
tournament is double-elimination so 
in other words -a team has to lose 
twice to be out of the tournament. 


The rules of the tournament 
are simple. There is only one pitch 
and the first and last innings have 
three outs while the middle innings 
have only two outs. I feel every 
inning should have three outs, but 
since there are so many teams, time 
does become a factor, and that is 
why this rule is in place. 

I would encourage each of 
you to come down to the field this 
Saturday night and watch some in- 
credible softball. There will be 
doughnuts and drinks for sale there, 
and it's a great place to see your 
friends have some fun. So bring a 
blanket and a strong voice, and I'll 
see you at the softball field. 

Appel 17, Hayes 4 

Last Tuesday, September 8, 
two top teams, Appel and Hayes, 
played each other — and the out- 
come wasn't even close. Appel's 
team went on a home run barrage, 
hitting 1 1 home runs. John Appel 
hit four home runs and Coach 
Steve Jaecks hit three. Hayes's 
team played great defense, but they 
were powerless to slop Appel's 
incredible amount of home runs. 
Rob Gcttys provided most of the 
offense for Hayes with a a home 
run, a triple and a single. 

Jones 4, Bryan 3 

On Monday, September 14, 
Jones continued their dominance 
h\ hunting off Bryan 4 to 3, In a 
game that was mainly a defensive 
buttle. Seth Moffii provided the 
offensive spark for Jones when he 
hit a two-run homer in the bottom 
of the fourth inning. Dean Hobbs 
tripled in the top of the fifth and 
Matt Wilson singled him in, but it 
wasn't quite enough to beat Jones. 

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17 September 1992 

Have I got the Taco Bell blues 

By Angie Coffey | 

Taco Bell. It's a proven fact that the 

iverage student spends more time in 

"aco Bell than hours needed for a 

najor. It's the place everyone runs to 

fun,cheap food, socializing, cheap 

id, andescape from studies - not to 

niion cheap food. 

;ut what are you paying for when 

buy a Bean Burrito or a Mexican 

:a? and what is it going to cost 

in the future? 

is recently discussing the proper 
iunt of fat grams a person should 
sume aday. It is more than shock- 
ig. Now that everyone has turned to 
ounting fat grams instead of calo- 
s, we are becoming aware of what 
ove rindulgent society we have. 

Forexample,77ie Surgeon General's 
Report on Nutrition and Health 
(1988) conveyed: "Adults need a 
minimum daily intake of 15 to 25 
grams of fat to meet the necessi- 
ties. No more than 30 percent of 
fat and no more than 10 percent 
from saturated fats." We could go 
into the fact that some monosaturated 
and polysaturated fats can be benefi- 
cial, but saturated fat is what most 
foods consist of. Here is a simple 
formula to calculate where you and 
Taco Bell stand. To find out your 
maximum daily allowance, multiply 
your daily calorie intake by . 1 and 
divide that total by 9 (there are 9 
calories in each gram of fat). For a 
daily calorie intake of 1 500, your fat 

grams should be limited to 1 6 to 1 7 a 

What does this mean to you? A Mexi- 
can Pizza at Taco Bell stacks up an 
unbelievable 36 fat grams, 575 calo- 
ries and is 58% fat calories. 
How about more good news? 
Item Fat Cal. % 

Burrito 14 447 28 

Tostado 11 243 41 

Nachos Grande 

35 649 49 
Mexican Pizza 

36 575 58 
Mostof us cannot go ona$.59 burrito 
for the entire day, but you've just 
consumed all the fat that you need. 
So where is the rest of that fat going? 
Unless you 're doing regular strenous 
exercise, look around the spare tire 

and the bulges and take note. 
Eating at Taco Bell is not wrong or 
bad but in everything there needs to 
be balance. Try a few of these tips for 
one week and only one week! If you 
don't feel or look better, go back to 
where you were. You're not going to 
listen anyway. But for the rest whose 
eyes are open, give one or two a try 
and let me know what yourweek was 
like. I love success stories!! 

1. Cut Taco Bell trips down to once 

2. Balance a heavy fat day with the 
next day lighter. NOT fewer calories 
however, just fat. 

3. Skip the sour cream, extra cheese, 
and guacomole. 

4. Drinkeight glasses of wateraday. 

5. Walk 30 minutes around the track, 
four times a week. 

ibrary computers make 
research easier 


a first-year col lege student, find- 
one's way around in the library 
be a major accomplishment. 
Jiowever, with McKee Library 's new 
Jomputers, finding the proper mate- 
pis shouldn't be a problem. 

Located at the front desk are 
: computers that house several 
Different programs. Among these 
Pograms are Cambridge Scientific 
pbstracts (for education, psychol- 
sociology resource mate- 
|al). AH the user needs to do is type 
p the title of the book, the author's 
irevenjust the subject matter, 
pd a list of resources will appear on 
e scr een for quick and easy print- 
One of the most popular pro- 
f ams is the Magazine Index. Even 
[student who has never before used 
pmputer can maneuver his way 
round the program. Again, with 
e user has a variety of selections to 
"oosefrom. Forinstance.the phrase 
thousand points of light" brought 
lpab °okaboutGeorgeBush's 1988 
P^hwriter, and with the touch of a 
u «on, a review of the book was 

Hank Krumholz and Steve Hall use the new computers for class 
studies and magazine location at McKee library. 

instantly on the screen. 

For the religion student, the 
computer also houses the program 
for the complete works of Ellen G. 
WHite. lust a few words from a 
quote will send you to the correct 
book . . .and even the page number. 

Two other interesting pro- 
grams are Phonedisc USA and the 
SC Directory. With the Phonedisc, a 
student can key in the name of a 
friend whos address he may have 
misplaced, and in a few seconds. 
their address and phone number is 
brought on-screen. The same con- 
cept applies to the SC Directory, 
which also groups people by their 

major or minor — sort of an "elec- 

According ro the library di- 
rector, Peg Bennet, computer ser- 
vices will furnish a free software 
disk for any student who has a com- 
puter with a modem. Then that stu- 
dent can access the on-line catalog at 
any time — even when the library is 
closed! This can be a tremendous 
help for students who are quickly 
typing lasi-minute papers and need 
quick bibliographic information. The 
library is already working on the 
technology to connect to computers 
via telephone lines, eliminating the 
student's need for a modem. 

Religion Retreat 

Religion retreat - Friday the 18th, 
starts the religion department retreat. 
The guest speaker will be Norman 
Yeager. All are invited to vespers 
Friday evening. On Sabbath all reli- 
gion majors and minors are invited to 
go to Cohutta Springs for the Sab- 
bath services and lunch. If you are 
planning on attending, please call 
the religion department to reserve a 


The Grounds Department is issuing 
a chalenge to the Religion depart- 
ment. At the present time, along with 
many other great people, Grounds 
has the following employees: Adam, 
Seth, Noah, David, Jonathon, 
Daniel, Paul, Mark, Phillip, James 
Andrew. . . and an Angel! So, Reli- 
gion department, can you top this? 

Thank You 

CAREMinistries would like to thank 
all those who participated and at- 
tended the lawn concert September 
1 2. Special thanks to the fifteen mu- 
sical groups who made it possible 
and the students who joined in praise 
and worship. Hope you enjoyed ihis 

ITPI^V- ] 

17 September 1992 

'Amen" and CNN stars What is Sigma 

appear at Cohutta 

I J ^ By Tanya Wolcott | 

Theta Chi? 

Christa Raines 


Clifton Davis, actor from the NBC 
T.V. show "Amen", Catherine Crier, 
CNN Anchor, and other notable 
communications professionals will 
be speaking this year for the South- 
ern Society of Advenlisi Communi- 
cators' annual conference. Thecon- 
ference will be held at Cohutta 
Springs the weekend of October 23- 

The organization was set up 
in the fall of 1989 by George Powell, 
Communications Director of the 
Southern Union. He realized that 
there arc a lot of Advcntist commu- 
nicators who are not working for the 
Adventist system but would like to 
gel together once a year for a confer- 

The first conference was held 
in Florida at Camp Kulaqua. There 

all the communicators came together 
for meetings, socialization, and to 
elect the officers for the next year. 

In the fall of 1990, Brenda 
Wood, Anchor/News Reporter, 
WAGA-TN Atlanta, was elected 
President, and still holds that posi- 
tion. The past two years the confer- 
ence was held al Hilton Head, but 
this became quite expensive. "This 
year the membersof the board wanted 
the conference closer to the college 
so more students couldattend,"Sauls 

The conference is open to all 
students interested. Student fee is 
$25 if the registration form is sent in 
before October 9. The brochures 
with the registration forms are lo- 
cated in the Journalism Department. 

Thatcher Hall has a girls club whether students know it or not. Sigma Thctt 
Chi, the official name given to this organization, plans activities forThatchq) 
Hall residents. 

When asked about girls club, Shelley Patterson, a Sophomon) 
Business Administration major, replied, "What is girls club?" 

Last year SigmaTheta Chi sponsored several Friday evenin 
in the recreation room and Saturday night movies in the television r> 
far this year no activities have been planned, and, according to Dean Rosel 
the Resident Assistants have yet to discuss Sigma Theta Chi. 

In previous years there were no officers. The Resident Assistant) 
lead and organize Sigma Theta Chi. Dean Rose explained that the cluj 
seemed to work efficiently when the Resident Assistant's were in chanal 

Jean Wise, Senior Corporate Wellness major suggests that girls km 
elected asofficers. "If girls ran forpositions there would be more mi 
to have a girls club that actually did something on a regular basis. Election! 
would also help publicize Sigma Theta Chi." 

This year Sigma Theta Chi will be electing officers. There will fc) 
six officers. These offices are: President, Vice President, Secretary, Tra) 
surer, Pastorette, and Public Relations Director. Elections will be held afla) 
two residents are running for each office. 

Dobber's Donuts 










$8 98 









Extra toppings available at 

additional cost. 
'Excludes extra cheese 




The aroma of hot chocolate 
and donuts filled the air last Wednes- 
day morning. As students hurried to 
their 8 a.m. class, many grabbed a 
few donuts and a cup of hot choco- 
late. Dobber, the SCSA mascot, de- 
livered donuts to various spots on 
campus just to make sure that every- 
one got a chance for breakfast. 

However, if you happened to 
miss out on the donuts. Sophomore 
Tanya Cochran sympathizes with 
you. "I wish they would put guards 
at each donut station," said Cochran. 
"I love Dobber's Donuts," said 
sophomore James Appel. "I hit all 
three donut stations on my way to 
and from class." So Tanya, there's 
your thief. 

The SCSA has been putlog 
these morning Lre; 
years. "We will c 
lion on one Wednesday of e 
month," said Amy Beckworth.SCSAl 
Social Vice. Dobber's Donut t 
found in front of Brock Hall, by* 
Student Center, 
building. And r 
promises there will be plenty of* 
nuts for everyone including AppH 

Balancing books and his* 
nut breakfast, sophomo 
tin remarked "being on 
late for class, it's nice ti 
fast to go.'" Of coun 
have said something eh 
hard to understand him ' 
full of donuts. 

the r 


Pizza! Pizza! 

Two great p izzas i One low price! Always Always. 

Voter Registration 

Thursday & Friday 
in the cafeteria 

■How I spent my summer 

■Summer camp with Take 6 


Every summer hundreds of college 
Itudents work at summer youth 
tamps across North America. 
[Though on different campuses, they 
pre all striving toward the same goal: 
obring campers an exciting week of 
i and games. 

In every activity the staffseek 

bf all, show the grace and accepting 

i of the Heavenly Father. Like 

my employing organization, the 

famp staff was chosen for what they 

d foc.the customers, but, often 

ne, energy, and talents shared 

vilh the campers gets returned to us 


This summer the will known 
■contemporary Christian artists, Take 

6, sponsored a week-long retreat al 
Indian Creek Camp for 1 6 hiuh m. Ik » 'I 
and college age campers. The camp- 
ers came from five major cities on 
theeasicoasl: Atlanta, Miami, Nash- 
ville, New York, and Philadelphia. 
They were youth chosen by their 
teachers because of their outstand- 
ing gifts in art, music, and/or drama, 
and because they were considered 
youth who should be awarded with a 
week of recreation away from the 
city. These students have overcome 
major stumbling blocks like poverty, 
unfavorable family conditions, and 
learning Jisahililie-. to succeed in 
their education. 

The campers merged on the 
grounds just before supper and ea- 
gerly checked out their surround- 

ings. Even though they did not know 

each other they shared horror struck 
faces as they realized they were com- 
pletely out of their well-known city 
environment. Theasphalljunglchad 
been traded for the hills of Tennes- 
see. Girls groaned at the idea of 
taking showers in the same room 
with bugs, while guys noted that the 
camp was very quiet compared with 
the noisy activity of the city. At 
supper they got their first taste of 
vege-meal, a concept that was for- 
eign to ihem. and remarks of aTaco 
bell double beef burrito and 
McDonalds' big Mac were echoed 
across the cafeteria. However, as the 
evening wore on the idea of making 
friends, sleeping in cabins, and try- 
ing new and different activities, grew 

Not only were the surround- 
ings of the camp foreign to them , but 
also the daily schedule was full of 
activities that they had never experi- 
enced before, the thought of stand- 
ing on two board-like objects with 
boots and being pulled across the 
water was a new and often frighten- 
ing ordeal. Most of them immedi- 
ately enjoyed riding in the Ski 
Nautiques as the boat drivers did G- 
Tums and soaked everything and 
every one in the back seat. Several 
campers had never seen a horse, much 
less gotten in the saddle and trotted 
aroundthecorral. but once they tried 
it, they loved it. 

One female camper in par- 
ticular had never been in a swim- 
ming pool before and was terrified of 
putting her face in the water even 
though she was standing on both feet 
in the shallow end of the pool. Little 
by little, as the lifeguards and swim 
instructors worked with her, she be- 
gan to feel more and more coml on- 
able with the water and was soon 
swimming the width of the pool with 

her head completely immersed un- 
der water. 

Along with, these activities, 
the campers had the opportunity to 
make crafts and ceramics, play hours 
of endless basketball, and meet and 
spend time talking about music with 
three members of the Take 6 group. 

As 1 said good-bye to the 
campers, I was thrilled to hear how 
glad they were that they could spend 
a week at Indian Creek. The fun they 
dad and friends they made would be 
foreverimplanledintheirminds. But 
I wonder if they knew the impact 
they made on my life. As I watched 
them overcome their fears and suc- 
ceed, like the girl who learned to 
swim.l was remindedof Paul's words 
to Timothy, "For God hath not given 
us a spirit of fear; but of power, and 
of love, and of a sound mind." (2 
Timothy 2:17) 

Not only did we experience 
with them their growth and triumphs, 
but we also shared with them our 
health message, our Christian be- 
liefs, and our love for Jesus Christ. I 
listened as other staff members ex- 
plained how and why they kept the 
Sabbath day holy and watched as the 
campers responded with more ques- 
tions. Our purpose was not to con- 
vert or even urge the youth to accept 
our beliefs, it was simply to show 
them a good time in the midst of 
recreation in order to reveal the love 
of God. 

While I was working at In- 
dian Creek Camp in Tennessee, hun- 
dreds of other camp stall members 
across the united Slates were sharing 
a similar experience . The youth thai 
spend time at camp are there for a 
reason. Not only that they might 
reap the benefits of fun week, but 
that the staff might learn from them 
and continue to grow into the indi- 
\idiiiil Christ would have each lobe. 

lOrchestra Openings 

■Southern Orchestra opens its 26th season under the baton or Professor Or! 
■Gilbert with 74 members. The fall season includes concerts at Collegedale, 

■ Draper Christmas Concert, and Memorial Auditorium Christmas Concert. 

■ The fall tour will also include Memphi, Term., and Gentry, Ark. An extended 
U.S. and Canadian tour is planned for next May. Rehearsals are held 

ay. Tuesday, and Thursday evenings from 5 to 6:15. Openings for a 
■second oboeist and a second bassonist still exist and qualified high school 
■to college students are invited to audition. For more information, Contact 
|Orlo Gilbert at 2887. 

Why run for the border? 

when you can run to your own 


Villiage Market 




Soft Serve Frozen Yogurt, 

...even groceries 

w>-gfr i l 

17 September 1992 

(Places to go. 

Recalling the past at the Medals of Honor Museum 

By Heather Brannan 

A daring young pilot named liddie 
Rickcn backer shoots down 123 op- 
posing aircraft in World War I and 
becomes America's firs! ace pilot. 
Buffalo Bill Cody sets the frontier 
alive with his buffalo-hunting ex- 
ploits. Chief Josephof the Nez Pierce 
leads his people on a courageous 
journey. A Seventh-day Adventist, 
Desmond Doss, is commended for 
his bravery as a noncombaianl in the 
Armed Forces. What do all of these 
men have in common? Each of them 
has received a Congressional Medal 
of Honor and is featured in the Na- 
tional Medal of Honor Museum of 
Military History in Chattanooga. 

The Congressional Medal of 
Honor is the highest military tribute 
in America. Representing personal 
sacrifice as well as military achieve- 
ment. It has been awarded 3400 
times. Of those recipients, 18 re- 
ceived the medal twice and 205 are 
still living. 

The museum displays pic- 
lures of the recipients with shorts 
deseriptions of the heroic acts they 
performed. Recipients of the award 
come from all of America's major 
military involvements and are di- 
verse in race, background, gender 
(one woman has received the medal), 
and religion. The walls of the mu- 
seum are colorfully decorated with 
real war posters, action photographs 
and paintings portraying important 

Inside the Medal of Honor museum are interesting artifacts from 
military heroes and displays of battle scenes. 

military heroes or battle scenes. 

"We don't glorify war here," 
stated Leo Smith, executive director 
of the museum. "We want to give 
mure insight into the military history 
of the United States." 

The Medal of Honor Museum 
is a two-story building filled with 
fascinating artifacts, exciting photo- 
graphs, and endless human interest 
stories. Staffed completely by vol- 
unteers, the two-year-old museum 
offers something of interest to many. 

those who receive the Medal of 
Honor. It is full of actual footage 
from combat scenes and historical 


s iIk- h 

friendly grceter meets and directs 
you to a small room where a short 
film explains the qualifications of 

Once one has moved through 
the Medal of Honor exhibits, several 
oiher displays offer various aspects 
of America's military history. One 
room contains various types of hel- 
mets and headgear worn in the dif- 
ferent wars. Another is devoted to 
historical military outfits and weap- 
ons. A room entitled "Holocaust 
Memorial Exhibit," makes a simple 
staement, "Lest We Forget." This 
phrase is surrounded by black and 
white photographs portraying the 

of suffering and death in Nazi 
camps. Across the ] 
room, a glass-covered table displf 
authentic autographs from the rr 
indicted in the Nuremburg Trials. 
recording relates the outcome of the j 
trial for individuals like Goering, 
Rosenberg and Hess; the German | 
leaders behind World War I' 

One of the best features of j 
the museum is its accessibility to the [ 
items displayed. Artifacts gain a 
new meaning as one holds a brick I 
from Hitler's home or feels an Iraqi I 
flag torn by bullets. Thelouchability 
factor makes the museum a unique I 
place to visit. 

The directors of the museu 
are anxious for students to visit ar 
learn about military history. "If v 
can get young people to come, vi 
think they will become more deeply I 
involved," said Smith. 

Future plans for the n 
includeapermanentdisplayon blacks I 
in the military and a World War I | 
display which opens November II. 
Actual replicas of trenches and com- 
mand posts will eventually be in- 
stalled to give visitors a chance to 
experience the feelings and intrica- 
cies involved in military exercises. 

The National Medal of Honor | 
Museum of Military History is situ- 
ated at 4th Street and Georgia Av- 
enue on the south end of Veterans I 
Bridge in downtown Chattanooga. | 
Open Monday through Saturday Irom 
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., the museum 
offers free parking and free admis- 
sion. For more information, call j 

Medal of Honor volunteers needed 

/ ^^ By Heather Brannan || 

The National Medal of Honor Muesum is currently searching 
for volunteers to work in various capacities. 

Greeters are needed to welcome people and tell them about the 
Medal of Honor recipients. Also offered are intern positions for 
computer-oriented people to consolidate the large amounts of informa- 
tion available. Public Relations majors could obtain experience as they 
help the museum advertise and expand. Historical writers and research- 
ers are encouraged to study the recipients and their lives and record it 
for permanent records. Students from all areas can gain valuable 
knowledge and experience in various areas by volunteering. 


Tennis Racquet - Dunlop 
ProLile Widebody 1990 model. 
Asking for $50.00. Call 396- 
2077, Pete Kim. 

Bike/Ski rack for care - Thule. 

Less than 1 year old. Will sell 

for 75.00 

Oakley Razor Blades with 

hardcase. Will sell for 65.00. If 

interested, call John at 396- 


Blood assurance - is holding il 
nual blood drive at SC on Tuesday I 
and Wednesday, September 22 anil I 
23. The drive will be held in ll» | 
Student Center lounge from 10am 
until 1 1:20am and again from 12:3" 
until 5:10on both days.Free refresh- 
ments and t-shirts will be given to all 

LOST - Would the person who 
"borrowed" my black umbrella 
from the Music Building on Sep- 
tember 4, please return it! It is 
identifiable by an unusual clasp, 
and has a Korean tag on it. You 
can leave it at Thatcher front de« 
for Jamie Kim. 

Iteven Curtis Chapman 

By BrennonKirstein | 

Stephen Curtis Chapman^- 
yi who, Monday night, held an 
Icited Memorial Auditorium in the 
||m of his hand— opened, is "Great 
■ September 14 in 
Jfiattannoga. His music ministry 
lill lake him to 54 concerts this year, 
faun (Mined by Susan Ashton and 
je group, Out of the Grey. 

Throughout the evening, 

,cd the audience to wnefl , 

as well as hearing impaired, 

Jn me middle of the program, 
Chapman presented the heart of his 
message in a medley of slowermedi- 
talive songs: "When You Are A 
Soldier," I Will Be Here," and "Way 
Beyond The Blue." He slopped and 

explained that cheering crowds and 
active concerts were still new for 
him and sometimes scared him , but 
thai he wanted us m know that he was 
M HQ| |o cool (o Jesus the Glory." 
His bass player, Arlin, agreed 

jful attention 

aving the people join him 
ring Grace" and ,f His 
■trength Is Perfect", and inviting 
feople at the end of the concert to 

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after the .: 

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Chapman den 

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to his ministry* He Knows how 
vliere to place songs in his con- 
o keep everyone's attention^? 

2 hours after he began, 1 felt both 
-mully and emotionally drained 

alone and plans on keeping Hie hand 
united and focused hy having bible 

Chapman ended his concert 
by emphasizing the importance of 
keeping on the path to heaven- 
'•There's no oiher place I'd rather be 
than on the road that leads to heaven," 

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If any of these sound a smidgen of what you, or anyone else thinks about you, then 
pull your hot stuff off the shelf and bravely enter: 


and I'm nol talking about what God did for Adam either. 

The Southern Accent wants your story of the most creative date your feindish little minds can possibly imagine. For exam] 
(Whoa! ! Man, we flew a Concord to New York and bungee jumped from the engine-during mid-flight! ! After that we ran the stair: 
the Empire State Building in two-and-a-half minutes while eating a romantic dinner of Pheasant under glass!!) 

Include a picture of the toast with your date. For instance the linking of two Clearly Canadian bottles. 

After the date, grab a writing utensil and describe all the fun and exciting events that occurred. Then take that story to the 
Southern Accent Office (located on the top floor of Wright Hall, in the Student Center) and submit that puppy! 

So, what's in it for you beside world renowned fame? I don't know, maybe .... 


Absolutely, my fellow Americans! The lucky Grand Prize v 
of any fantasizcr! How dues this sound: 

a dream date that would quench the thirst 

A plush ride in a bullet limousine from Lirno One 

An exquisitely romantic dinner at Proving' 's 

Box seats at the Tivoli Theater 

A dozen roses for the lovely lady from O 'Brien *s Florist 

Tuxedo and evening gown from Mitchell's Formal Wear 

His and Her styles from Hair Designers 

Three runners up will also win prizes. 

So everyone enter! ! No other chance opportunity like this could ever pass your way again J 

by Thomas Faulk 

17 S eptember 1992 

\motes of the 

"Republicans think angels 
in heaven all fly around in 
circles because there are no 
lleft wings." 

-Dr. Cecil Rolfe 

"I'm a choleric trapped in a 
sanguin's body" 

-Doug Martin 

[P/ease send Top Ten 
tmd Quotes of the 
Week entries to the 
kccent office by 
Wrieday, September 




The "Caboose" will return again 
next issue, but until then, Andy 
Nash has a special reminder to 

"Circle September 22 on 

your calender, for only on the first 
days of Fall and Spring will an egg 
stand on end. (September 21 is 
actually the first day of Fall, but 
due to leap year, we'll push back 
the excitement one day.) 

This phenomenon relates to 
the gravitational pull of the 
moon — I'll explain later, but, until 
then, get those eggs out, balance 
them on a level surface, and amaze 
all the non-Accent readers you can 

Southern College Top Ten 

Top Ten Excuses for the $.25 Increase in Washer Fees 
(From the home office m B-14 Talge) 

10 Change machines now giving out five quarters to the dollar 

9 Dorms have laundry monopoly due to closure of Fleming Plaza 

5 Improved dryers actually dry jeans in one run 

7 Laundry dryers offsets another modest increase in cafe food prices. 

6 It's a sign of the times: Have you shopped at Everything's $1.25 

5 Someone just felt like it 

4 Come on, a quarter here, $1650 there, it all adds up to over $11,000 

3 Mothers putting pressure on college to encourage students to visit 
home more often-and bring their laundry with them 

2 Proceeds to benifit "Hurricane Thatcher" dorm disaster relief 

1 Liberal college administration ad\u<.-aims: .> 

x and spin'" 




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Calvin and Hobbes 

by Bill Watterson 

Christian Etiquette 

by Christian Lighthall 

Dear Christian, 

I have a prob- 
lem that I can't seem 
to figure out and 
desperately need your 
advice. It seems that 
whenever I become 
intimate with my 
girlfriend in front of 
Thatcher or on a 
bench along the 
promenade, I get 
confusing reactions 

from people passing 
by. The reactions 
range from people, 
"Get a room!" to a 
person clearing his 
throat or even as far 
as fainting. Are they 
jealous of Me? Are 
the trying to send me 
a message? Please 
Help me! 

The Bench Burner 

Dear Burner, 

I think the mes- 
sage people are trying 
to send you is pretty 
clear! But don't feel 
bad because a casual 
observer can see you 
are not alone. There 
are at least three things 
proper etiquette does 
not accept: trying to 
cut on Jaecks in WSI 

class, bragging that you 
took out five different 
girls in one weekend 
and they never found 
out, and getting inti- 
mate with a girlfriend 
where people can get a 
free showing — wanted 
or not. Let's face it, if 
you were saying 
goodnight to your date 
you wouldn't want to 

do so among sights and! 
sounds rivalling scenes! 
from any Bond movie, f 
At least he is alone 
when he busts the 
move! Do what you 
will — but do it in pri- 

Confidentially yours,! 
Christian Lighthalll 



Among the pricing 
abuses that came to light as 
a result of the July settle- 
ment of a lawsuit against 
American Medical Interna- 
tional hospitals in Florida 
were: $54.30 for a sponge 
and $7.80 for an antiseptic 
swab. In a separate dis- 
pute, a Humana hospital in 
St. Petersburg agreed to 
lower some of the prices it 
was charging, including 
$50 each for Advil and 
Tylenol tablets. 

The Equitable Life 
Insurance Company re- 
cently printed 2.5 million 
copies of a 349-page 
document intended to help 
its policyholders decide 
whether to hold a public 
sale of Equitable slock. 
Slacked on lop of each 
other, the documents would 
be nearly 20 miles high, 
beating by about divesture 
to its shareholders. 

Local Detroit 
legislator Gil DeNello 
proposed a ban recently of 
the Super Soaker water gun 
but refused to back down 
on his opposition to the 
control of real guns. Asked 

by the Detroit News to 
explain the apparent contra- 
diction, DeNello said, 
"Real guns are intended to 
kill. (The Super Soaker) is 
intended as a toy." 

The nudist organi- 
zation American Sunbath- 
ing Association, along with 
several individual nudist 
camps, initiated a drive 
recently to donate used 
clothing to organizations 
for the homeless and to 
dislocated victims fo the 
Los Angeles riots. 

On July 1, the city 
of East St. Louis, III., began 
municipal garbage pickup 
for the first time since 
1985, when the city ran out 
of money for it. Mayor 
Gordon Bush estimated that 
in the ensuing seven years 
about one-third of residents 
arranged private pickup, 
but that two-thirds dumped 
their garbage illegally. 

Twice within five 

Miami, drug runners in 
small planes were forced to 
jettison their entire cargo 
— one because of engine 
trouble and the other after 
being detected by anti- 
smuggling radar. More 
than $21 million worth of 
cocaine fell from the sky in 

suburban a 
was recovered by law 
enforcement agencies. 

U.S. Department of 
Agriculture scientists 
announced in June that 
pumping cottage cheese 
whey onto sloping Fields 
could cut soil erosion 65 
percent to 75 percent. The 
scientists identified whey's 
milky stickiness as the 
characteristic that made it 
effective, and they noted 
that other whey attributes 
replenish nutrients in the 

In August, Thomas 
Bus Service of Burlington, 
Wisconsin agreed to pay 
$ 1 .9 million in damgaes to 
Cynthia Ellwood, who was 
left with severe brain 
damage after a collision. 
The collision occurred 
when Ellwood's husband 
(with Cynthia in the pas- 
senger seat) drove through 
a stop sign at 50 mph and 
ran into the bus. The 
company settled because 
liability law in Wisconsin 
would have made it liable 
for all of Ellwood's ex- 
penses even if the husband 
were 99 percent respon- 

Relatives of 
Dargan Suther, who died 
in 1990, are fighting over 
an estate worth more than 
$600,000 in Birmingham, 
Alabama. Before his 
death at age 73, Suther 
had taken to living in a 
tent in his yard because 
his house was so filled 
wiht possessions that it 
was impossible to walk 
through it. Most of the 
possessions were decades- 
old newspapers and items 
acquired, said authorities, 
only because he though 
the price was right. 


Prosecutors in 
Chicago decided in July 
to put a certain bank 
employee on the stand to 
identify an accused bank 
robber, despite the fact 
that, in a lineup, she had 
picked out the FBI agent 
standing next to the 
accused. This time, when 
the employee took the 
stand and was asked to 
point out the alleged 
perpetrator, she looked 
right past him and picked 
out Chicago Tribune 
reporter Matt O'Conner, 
covering the trial from the 
first row. (The defendent 
was convicted, based on 
the testimony of other 

by Chuck Shepherd| 


Mikhail Maley, defense 
adviser to Russian Presi- 
dent Boris Yeltsin, recently! 
proposed that emergency 
relief food and supplies be| 
lobbed to remote area 
the world in SS- 18 in 
continental ballistic n 
siles. Aviation Week and I 
Space Technology reported! 
in June Maley's suggestion! 

thai s 


supplies would fit where 
the nuclear warheads had | 
been housed. 

In May, after , 
Kristin Warford, 20, and 
Richard Payette, 22, sur- 
vived their suicide pact, 
Warford told the Kenosha I 
(Wisconsin) News that the | 
adventure "was the s 
most stupid act in my life" 
Said she, "After (Payette) I 
sliced his wrists, I'll never I 
forget him looking at me 
and saying, 'I don't like 
this. I don't like this at a!Ll 
After a while we looked at I 
each other and thought, 
'Whoa. This isn't fun. 1^ 
dirty. It's messy. It 

(Send your Weird News W| 
Chuck Shepherd, P-O. 
Box 8306, St. Petersburg, | 
FL 33738) 


7 September 1992 


The mating habits 
ithe Northern American 
Jventist College Student, 
Nuptualis Desperatus, 
k been the subject of 
d scientific and 
[ychological study on 
fopuses nationwide. It is 
[ebirth of discovery and 
) a world of 
i, ritual and fanfare that 
tntists have coined 

Previous attempts 
bughout the ages have, 
jst part, been 
i the female of 
s. But each 
lertaking has repeatedly 
er disappoint- 
il and a regression into 
isunderstanding. In fact, 
iny philosophers and 
s have turned to 
fetry in their desperation 
intify their findings 
out their lives 
boverty, and obscurity. 
With mistakes of 
t serving as lessons 


(Point of View) 

to the present, current 
studies have begun concen- 
trating on the male gender. 
Scientists claim that males 
typically exhibit less 
complex emotional and 
physiological reactions 
than those found in the 
female, thus making them 
more cooperative and 
easier subjects to study. 
Some studies of 
interest include a Califor- 
nian researcher who is 
recording the mating call of 
the male Nuptualis 
Desperatus; a mating call 
that is as varied and diffi- 
cult to classify as whale 
song. After a recording is 
made, it is slowed to one- 
fifteenth its original speed 
and then played backwards. 
The results are haunting but 
melodic. One's ear can 
clearly discern patterns of 
speech and language. 
"What's your major?", 
"What classes are you 
taking?", and "Will you go 

to Vespers with me?" are 
but a few examples of the 
complex mating call. 

But a new study, 
abbreviated "The Male 
Nuptualis DesperatusATie 
Four Year Limit Myth", 
being conducted on the 
campus of Southern Col- 
lege is stirring considerable 
interest in the scientific 
community. The long-held 
belief that males can only 
nuptualize within the four- 
year framework of a under- 
graduate college program is 
being challenged for the 
first time. 

Southern research- 
ers hope to find strong 
evidence that proves 
nuptualization can occur 
without the protective 
environment once thought a 
prerequisite to the process. 
They argue that this out- 
dated idea is more myth 
than reality and is rooted in 
psychological functions 
rather than physiological 

One experiment at South- 
em is examining a sample 
of religion majors-a 
Nuptualis Deperatus sub- 
group in which the "four 
year limit" phenomenon is 
most pronounced. With the 
help of a researcher acting 
as facilitator, small "fam- 
ily" groups of religion 
majors are encouraged to 
discuss their feelings as 
they approach the so called 
"nuptial possibility dead- 
line." Feelings of rejection 
by family, peers, and 
authority figures is ranked 
the number one cause, 
while a fear of never 
finding a female of the 
same species outside of 
college is a close second. 

"AH of the prelimi- 
nary data points to this as a 
learned behavior which can 
be changed... [a behavior 
that can be changed]... and 
is no way related to a 
physical limitation," said 

Calvin and Hobbes 

by Rick Mann 

one researcher. "Its a big 
task to change the mind set 
of nearly every college 
student, but it can happen." 

But theories like 
that are meeting with 
opposition. Critics, many 
of whom are single male 
graduates, say that change 
can never happen. They 
claim that the "four year 
limit" is as much a fact of 
life to the species as Taco 
Bell or Friday afternoon 
mall trips. 

The verdict is still 
out, but researchers are 
optimistic. As the investi- 
gation continues towards a 
better understanding of the 
mysterious "four year 
limit" and with the 
Nuptualis Desperatus 
species as a whole, college 
students look for a better 
tomorrow... and maybe 
insight for a better today. 

by Bill Watterson 








17 September 19 

ige20 1 

If you could choose to go anywhere in the universe, where would you g \ 
on your most creative date? I 

Mark Kroll, JR 

"I'd go to Cancun, Mexic 

to find a free all-you-car 

eat buffet." 

Omar Miranca, SO 


"I'd fly to the Great Barrier 

Reef in Australia, then go 

to the Eiffel Tower." 

Monica Medina, FR 

"I would have supper in the 
castle of Segovia, Spain." 

Eric Gang, SO 

"I'd go to a private lake ii 

Marie Fentress, JR 
Behavioral Science 

"I'd go horseback riding tej 
a secluded field with f 
flowers and a strearr 
have a picnic." 

Jackie Randolph, Sr 

Deanna Abdel-Malek, SR 

Warren Janzen, SO 

Jennifer Elliot, FR 

Malaika Jones, SO 



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"I'd go to Pluto because 

"I would take him back to 

"I'd go to Taco Bell, be- 

"I'd take a picnic to space 

"I'd like to go back and 

most men would under- 

ancient Ehypt to meet my 

cause I spend all of my 

and just float around." 

dine on the Titanic amida 

stand that culture better." 

ancestors, and make him 
Pharaoh for a day." 

money on Southern." 

all that opulence. Of 

course, we'd have to eal 


Coming Events j 

student ID. Call 267-8534 for Tickets are $7.00. Call 755- 

lure Garden. Call 267-0968 

features. Cost is $2.00 for 


more information. 5555 for more information. 

for more information. 

on-members. Call 892- 

Children's artwork from 


Wuxi, China, will be dis- 

"Two By Two", a 

played at the Hunter Museum 

musical comedy loosely based 


Audubon Acres Wildlife 

of Art through October 1 8. 

on Noah and his family, is 

Sanctuary will have an "owl 

toss' Landing Park Plaza 

These drawings show various 

playing at the Backstage 

3n October 15 at 7:00 p.m. 

prowl" and night hike on 

resents street-performance 1 

aspects of Chinese life. Call 

Playhouse Friday and Satur- 

le Hunter Museum of Ait 

September 26 at 8:00 p.m. 

rograms, 11 a.m.-I p.m. \ 

267-0968 for more info. 

day nights through October 3. 

vill have a "Beatnik Night". 

Participants will walk through 

weekdays and 11 a.m.-8pi( 

Jan Parisi, an adjunct voice 

-itgh school students and 

fields and woods and along 


instructor here at Southern, is 

thers in Beatnik costumes 

South Chickamauga Creek as 

Our own Southern College 

a member of the cast. Perfor- 

will read original poems 

Ihey look and listen for owls, 

presents the artwork of Daud 

mances are at 8:15 p.m., and 

nder the stars in the Sculp- 

fireflies, and other night 

Akhriev and Melissa 

student admission is $8.00. 
Call 629-1565 for more 

Hefferlin through October 9, 

Southern Accent 

in Brock Hall Room 206. 

Non-Profit Organiuiio" 


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P.O. Box 370 

The Little Theater of Chatta- 

The Renegade 
Theater features "Taltcy's 
Folly", which deals with the 

Collegedale, TN 37315-0370 

Collegedolc, TN 37315 j 

nooga will present "Big 

River" until October 10. This 

closing days of World War II. 

The Chattanooga Times calls 

adventures of Mark Twain's 

it "heartwarming". The play 

Huckleberry Finn and has 

has won Tony and Pulitzer 

won seven Tony Awards, 

prizes. Performances are 

including Best Musical. 

every Friday, Saturday, 

Admission is $9.00 with your 

Sunday and Tuesday night 
through September 26. 


ac cent 

(Aksent) n.l . a way of speaking unique to a particular region or group, v.t. 2. to pronounce with prominence 
scsa 3. the official Southern College student newspaper. 

id y Nash talks with the i 

icovered Noah's Ark. 

to see pg.16 TP 


Ree Rock City" - See 

IHiattanooga's greatest 
j.fflck groups pg. 15 

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itudents required to take 
Educational Testing 
ice Major Field Test. 
Jits place Southern 
e the national average 
I areas. SC scored 18.1 
jlfcints (accounting) and not 
Bs than 7.7 points (mar- 
Bung) above the national 
Berage. Of the 60 students 
Bted, the overall score was 
B7.5. The national aver- 
Be was 155.2. 

Brest Lake Academy - 

^f lcomes back the classes 
'88 and 1992 for its 
Hjoiing Alumni Weekend 
■be held October 16 and 
I ' Begins Friday evening 
■7:30 p.m. 



Bnrough rain and mud 

B^ew from the Caboose I 
Blew Furniture in Talge 

^ed, striped and blue 

Top Ten 


Southerners give hearty 
welcome to Bush 


By James Dittes 


President George Bush visited Chatta- 
nooga on his "whistle-stop," five city 
tour through Tennessee last Tuesday. 

Over 75 Southern students joined a 
crowd of about 5,000 at Signal Aviation 
to welcome Bush to Chattanooga, where 
he gave a 1 5-minute speech before shak- 
ing a few hands and whisking away on 
Air Force One. 

Bush entered the compound ser- 
enaded by country music's Forrester 
Sisters singing "I'd Choose You Again." 
Naomi Judd and Ricky Skaggs kept the 
down-home country theme alive by in- 
troducing him along with former While 
House Chief of Staff, Howard Baker, 
and Secretary of Education, Lamar 

In his speech, Bush stated one of his 
goals was to see the U.S. have the world's 
first $10 trillion economy. He attacked 
Gov. Clinton on a variety of issues, from 
the draft to taxes on "vegetables, baby 
food, and even beer." Bush's most exu- 
berant salvos were on Clinton's envi- 
ronmental record. "I hear you have a 
new aquarium in town," he said. "Well 
if you found a live fish from the White 
River in Arkansas in there, you'd find it 
in the rare species exhibit." 

The president left amid a din of 

"Rocky Top," shaking hands and 
waving to the crowd on his way 
out of the complex. "I shook his 
hand,"saidMarcaAge. "Hesaid, 
'I'm so glad you could make it.' 
I just can't believe it." 

Other students were im- 
pressed by the president's ap- 
pearance. "He looked like a 
friendly grandpa," said Brenda 
Pooley. MelissaRosefelthewas 
better looking in person. 

"He was a power figure," said 
College Rep. President, Eric 
Gang, "There was an aura about 
him that was very presidential — 
very powerful." 

The SC Republicans had done 
much to help prepare for Bush's 
visit. Monday, 26 students went 
to set up bleachers and paint signs. 
"Our main job was just to bring a 
crowd," said Gang. 

Jeremy Stoner, Matt 
Whitaker and Steve Wilham 
worked security at the gate, di- 
recting people through the metal 
detectors and keep Clinton sup- 
portersout. Theirdirectionsfrom 
the White House press staff, 
Wilham said, were: "We don't 
want [Clinton supporters] in here. 
Don't lei them in." 



By Stacy Spaulding 

Can creation and science exist ii 

During the weekend of Octo- 
ber 1-3, three leading Adventist 
scholars will give slide illustrated 
lectures dealing with major i 
sues in Geoscience and its coi 
nection with the Bible. Jii 
Gibson, PhD., and Ben Clausen. 
PhD., will give presentations 
dealing with topics such as "Prob- 
lems in the Origin of Life," "Cre- 
ation and the Three Angels' Mes- 
sages," "Time and Radio Metric 
Dating," and "Sharing Christ 
ity with Scientists". 

Also speaking about "Ad- 
ventist Origins of Scientific Cre- 
ationism" is Ron Numbus, PhD., 
professor of History of Science 
and Medicine at the University of 
Wisconsin-Madison. He 
rently edits ISIS the journal of 
the History and Science Society. 
Dr. Steven Nyiradi, said, "1 
sincerely hope students will 
advantage of the expertise of these 
professionals by attending the 
lectures and talking personally tc 
the speakers about questions the; 
may have." 

Page Two 


Page 2 

1 October 199^1 

Editorial of flowers & trees 

James A. Dittes 

So this was the year of the Cen- 

As this grand, year-long birthday 
party winds down to a close, let me 
just take a minute to look back at how 
Southern put its best foot forward, 
and at one thing it may have ne- 

Yet the greatest landmarks this 

local landscapes Janet Phillips, • 

uffering from dire quite positive. "I don't remember 

Many of us remember the eel 

ebrations last year. We gorged 

which would be more expen,H 

,„ ,i ,,■ .un ■ mu... „., ;■■ ■ &lt«, ,1 

K anytreesonSouthemCoIlegescam- bo what is a tree worth? I pr nk| 

"M'st take a walk along the upper pus that are old enough [to be dy- ably wouldn't be Accent editor if I 

promenade and look at the magnifi- ing,]" she said. "There are trees tha wouldn thavebeenforone tt ee,froJ 

cent trees that provide it with shade, aretwoandthreehundredyearsold. winch I hung my campa lgn sigj 

Many are thinning at the top. and Phillips also suggested, that the thin- Wouldn't u ^be worthwhile to plas|| 
many more de 
seen. These I 
anything being done t 
them? Will they live to see Southern's 

) dying. 

dying trees? 

A crusade must begin in ordertol 

save the natural landmarks of tbii 
selves on birthday cake, walked 200th birthda ^ pany, was more sympathetic to campus. Buildings 
proudly under banners and flags pro- Ray Ucey, the director of the Lacey's position. But he felt that The present parking lot betwea 
claimingthecentennial.andhuddled grounds department, has noticed the " ' ' "" """"" " M,ll " r '"""' ,v,n,M ' u ""' '"'■■'"■ " 

age caused by building about ten or 

fifteen years ago — a la Brock Hall. 

Bill Floyd, of ABC Tree Corn- 

could be taken to prevent Miller and Daniels Halls c 

togetherin therain last Septemberto prob i em t00 . The on | y m i n g he can further decay. "Most of the 
seal the year with a student-body ^ he told ^ ccent , is cut the dead saidFloyd,"ifatreeisdying,there 

picture in front of Wright Hall. 

Among the most remarkable ac- 
complishments were the improve- 
ments made to the campus this year 
s well as the years leading up t 

limbs as they appear. He feels fertil- 
izers cannot aid a dying tree, and is at 
a loss for how else 1 

I find this 

no human way t< 
cess. But you i 
healthy andletn 

that pro- 
keep it 

sight of the former men's dormitoiyl 
But how car 
are dying? We can't wait anothal 
hundred years to let others growi( 
into their places; they c 

Floydadvocatedproperfertilization, other day to start healing, 
especially when it can be injected Special thanks to Accent correspond 

Lynn Wood Hal) was renovated and me thod qui[e frustrating. It's the directly into the tree's feeding sys- dent, Michelle Lashier. 

Wright Hall received a facelift for 
stately pillars. This year alone, 
campus marked the centering 

George Bush approach to horticul- 
ture: find out the problem, claim that 
t really a problem, and then 

ewaysthanjustthe"1892hedge" chop away when necessary until the 
above Talge Hall. While SC already wholethingd j es . (Don'tevengetme 
has the prettiest campus of all of the s(arIed 0J) me Ross p erot approac h.) 
Adventist colleges, this year it was I'vedonealiltleinvestigatingof 
alive with color. One simply cannot mis disturbing pro biem on my own- 
fall down without landing in abed of wd found a fcw po Ssib i e solutions, 
flowers. jbg reac ii on \ received from one 

For those of you who read my last editorial, "Hugging and Kissing Alt Over 
Place" I am sorry to relate that Maude, the woman in my editorial, died in I 
at 4:30 a.m„ Monday September 21 at Tennessee Christian Medical Center i 
Madison. Tennessee. She died leaving her husband Jake fully awareofher I, 

CORRECTIONS: The subhead, "SC receives more mo 

American SDA college," found in our siory in the second issi 

* McKee's box factory is not moving trailer park residents o 
Southern Carton Industry is. See related story on SCI on pag 




Pitman in a 
picture for 

Accent last 

About Accent 

feature, hasn't always been beauti- 
ful. He still cringes when he looks 
at this picture, printed in the March 
26 issue. "They surprised me," he 
sLikkl-iL'epishly. "They said, 'Sean, 
we want to ask you a question.' I 
looked around and said, 'Huh?* 
Sean Pitman has come a long andIheardthecameraclick.""Now 
way as Accent photographer, and rmseekingmyrevenge/'headded 
there's no telling where he'll end with a sardonic smile, 
up. Sean's most challenging assign- 

Sean, a senior biology major, ment came during the "Places to 
received a crash course in photog- Go"assignmentforthisissue. When 
raphy after 1 asked him to take he saw the 1000-ton rock, he im- 
some pictures for an issue 1 edited mediately hatched a plan to perch 
with Tim Burrill. Although he reporter, Jeff Kovalski on top to 
knew nothing at the time about make it the 1000-ton, 175-pound 
developing, Sean conned a free rock. Kovalski failed at climbing 
lesson out of the darkroom super- up the sheer face of the rock; then 
visor — "1 told him I wasn't famil- climbed a nearby tree to reach the 
iar with the new equipment," and top by the most roundabout way. 
the rest, as they say, is history. Sean got the picture, as shown on 
Now armed with a brand new page 16,andKovalskigotaskinned 
Minolta 70001, Sean roams the knee. 

campus taking pictures for Accent, Sean treasureshisjobas Accent 

particularly "Viewpoints," sports, photographer. "It has developed 
and the regular feature, "Places to me in many ways," he joked re- 
Go." cently. Now the only question is 
Sean'sexperiencewiuY'View- how 'negative' that development 
points," Accent's back page photo will prove to be. 





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Assistant Editor 

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Sports Editor: Eric Johnson Typist: Jeannie Sanpakit 

Lirestyle Editor: Beth Mills Circulation: Greg Larson 

Photographer: Sean Pitman Cartoonist: Clifton Brooks 

Photo Editor 

Rick Mann 

Dr. Herbert Coolidge 

Staff Writers: Sabine Vatel, Brenda Keller, Michelle Lashier. 
Thomas Faulk, and Andy Nash 

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Southern experiences 

S5*^ d rir new G R ° w T H 

Fleming Plaza gets $400,000 facelift 

ine Vatel | nndate the Camniis K itrh^n inn in -— : 

By Sabine Vatcl | 

'leming Plaza is getting a facelift. 
We're redoing all the signs, the light- 
ig will be up-graded," says Chuck 
.ucas, Director of Plant Services. 
It'll look like a totally different 

The most important transforma- 
ion will be noticed on the Village 
Market with its entrance: durable 
loors will be installed to ensure the 
reduction of heating andcooling loss. 
More changes are in the works. 
: eventually making plans to 

update the Campus Kitchen 
the near future 
Durichek, Finance. 
Currently, the 

expected to take three to four months 
according to Lucas. Durichek agrees: 
"All should be completed by the end 
of the year." 

The project totals up to $400,000. 
The Committee of 100 which has 
largely contributed to remodeling 
many of the building throughout SC's 
campus, supplied $300,000. Therest 
of the amount is covered by the in- 
come from renting the facilities. 

PHP's donated to SC 

A view of the Vtll!age Market & Post Office In the renovated Plaza 

Talge improves decor 



By Thomas Faulk 

By Tonya Cranglt 

^Jew computers were donated to the 
romputer Science and Technology 
Department from California. 

computer reseller from Cali- 
fornia donated two new HP 3000 
42computers to the computer 
lepartment. Chris Morris, President 
af the Computer Club, says, "These 
:omputers will replace the old HP 
3000 Series III computers that died." 
One computer will keep going and 
the other one will be used for parts. 

The computers will help the stu- 
dents taking Data Base Management 

only by giving them a broader 
hands-on experience, but by adding 
diversity to the hands-on experience 
they will gain. 

Merritt MacLafferty, says, "With 
■these HP 3000 Series 42 computers 

we are able to offer the students 
hands-on experience with an addi- 
tion to the Data Base Management 

Data Base Management System 
is a systematic approach of storing, 
retrieving, and updating information 
used by multiple users simulta- 
neously. This course will be taught 
by Judy DeLay. second semester, 
and is an overview of various meth- 
ods that will introduce the students to 
three major methods: Hierarchical, 
Network Form Image and Relational 
Forms Orical. 

Judy DeLay, says, "Without these 
new computers, which will be used 
by Cobal and Data base Manage- 
ment class, students wouldn 't be able 
to get main frame experience. Image 
is very reliable but is not available on 
the Unico Operating systems we have 

New videos on hand 

|| I X By Richard Arroyo | 

I Travel the world for free. Honest. 
I Instructional Media contains a 
■large collection of videos all at the 
^hsposal of Southern's students and 
■itaff. "Our collection is growing 
Everyday" says Frank DiMemmo. 
^Director of Instructional Media. 
■There are a wide variety of subjects 

J, ^d tapes to choose from. Mysteri- 
ous lands and cultures, ancient his- 

"We wanted something in 

It's soft, brand-spanking new, bold styling," Mrs. Ericson said, 

necessary and plaid. "Something in masculine colors." 

Plaid? Masculine indeed. Twelve 

Much to the relief of Talge pieces of furniture decorate the floor 

Hall residents, the new, innovative in a wayside wall-to-wall array. The 

lobby furniture has been installed for selections include one monolithic 

everyone to "ooo" and "ahh" about, comer-couch, which is plaid to the 

Just be careful sitting on it. That's all bone (any Scottish man would defi- 

we ask. nitely lose his kilt if placed upon 

I asked Dean Mathis exactly this), and two lounge chairs inlaid 

what he did in finding and choosing with a paisley pattern that would 

thelushfumiture. "Ididn'tdosquat," make great ties. 

he told me. "Anyway, I don't talk to Mrs. Ericson stated that she 

people from/lcce/i/. They'reallcom- and Dean Mathis wanted furniture 

munists." the students would be proud to take 

Then he told me. "The guys care of. Therefore, a policy of no 

started calling the old furniture eatingordrinkinghasbeenappointed 

Rompa-Room Furniture. I can take for the longevity of the furniture. 

a hint, you know. So I got the impec- AH this hubbub about the 

cable expertise of in-house decorat- prided sealers sparked my curiosity 

ing on hooty-tooty colors." for what the residents thought of this 

The advice came from Mrs. fashionable furniture. 
Ericson, Talge Hall office manager. "1 think the new furniture re- 

When Dean Mathis asked her to find ally looks great," said Junior. Matt 

new furniture for the lobby, she at- Wilson, "I just hope that we won't 

tacked the assignment with gusto. have a lot of couples hanging out on 

tones, natural disasters, ethics; only 
to name a few. Students can come in 
and view tapes in special viewing 
rooms, for free. 
The hours are: 

8-5 Monday -Thursday 

8-2:30 Friday 

8-10 Sunday-Thursday 
"Students can keep current about 
new releases on the bulletin board 
across the hall from instructional 
media," DiMemmo stated. 

"[The furniture] was old and 
had been re-covered many, many 
times," said Ericson. "It finally came 
to the point where re-covering 
no longer help. 

it in the near future." 

Sophomore Tom Goddard 
ne knows what the furniture is really 
Id therefor. "ItsIeepsgood,"hemused. 
So, good marks for the n 

fumituredoesmake lobby furniture in Talge Hall. Praise 

a statement. Whenever I choose to to Mrs. Ericson and Dean Mathis for 

relax on a chair or couch, I cringe scrutinizing Ix' themselves for 

because I'm overcome with the feel- designs and colors. 
ing of sitting in a bank, waiting for Oh, and by the way, if you 

the president to show his squawky happen to find any misplaced kilts, 

face and Finally say that I've been I've got the bagpipes to match. 
denied the collateral for my loan. Beam me up. Scotly. 


Page4 m Political con- 

Adventist Youth Society suitant to speak 

Organization offers Sabbath afternoon program 

r V^, 1 first program of the school year con- 

/ ^BySaraFox^^ I sisKci of severa | skits that revolves 

^^^"^^^^^^"^^^ aroundthisyear'slheme:"AllThirigs 

It's Saturday night . . . time to party! are Possible." 

But before you do that, why not The next scheduled program will 

endtheSabbathandstartanewweek be on October 3, at 4:00, in Lynn 

with a program by the Adventist Wood Hall. Everyone is invited to 

Youth Society? this free event. There will be 

1 October 1992B 

'T- fy^ 

UU) OUCieiy I una iittsrwii. ...-— 

Sponsored by Beta Kappa Tau thing relaxing and fun to do. a scrip 

"Be Kind To Everyone"), 

A.Y.S. intends to hold Sabbath after- 
noon programs at least twice a month. 
These programs consist of many dif- 
ferent activities, such as concerts, 
skits, films, special music, and in- 
depth discussions of current issues. 
For example, on September 19, their 

ading, and a speaker will give 

a "vesper thought" for the coming 

According to A.Y.S. director, 
Lina Alexander, the program "helps 
you to focus on what's important. It 
gives you something to think about 
in the upcoming week." 

campus, i 

Rudin will 
speak formally 
three times on 
it assembly, in the cafete- 
,n and in Ackerman Audi- 
torium at 7:30. Refreshments will 
be served after the Ackerman ap- 

Each of these occasions he will 
address various parts of the media 

and how they effect the currant elec 

Rudin has been NPR's political edi 
tor since October of 1991. In thij | 
capacity he advises and assists 
coverage of the general election, pri. I 
maries, campaigns, and conventions 

Prior to NPR Rudin wai 
ABC's political reporters. Whili 
there, he covered political and iegis 
lative issues in the House of Repre 

Currently Rudin free-lances 
national political news letter. "Stat | 
Convention," Roll Call and Cam 
paign Magazine publish many of hi 

Southern Carton factory helps] 
students with school bill 


By Kevin Martin J 

> be ( 

Kim Nash goes airborne above the heads of Phillip Graham, Eric 
Egllnger, and Chad Nash 

GymMasters prepare 
for a successful year 

[ | f By Marca Age | i 

Paying for college 

every student's mind. Here's one 

way to battle the bill. 

July 3 1 , McKee Foods Corpora- 
tion offered their recycling depart- 
ment to be managed by Southern 
College. This gave students the op- 
tion of working off part of their tu- 
ition. Students were hired, and pro- 
duction began August 2. 

Southern College Industries 
(SCI) used to be a branch of McKee 
Foods Corporation. McKee used to 
recycle the shipping cartons them- 
selves. By presenting this employ- 
ment opportunity to SC, the bakery 
saves money and students can pay 
for their education. 

A ribbon cutting ceremony took 
place on September 14 in recogni- 
tion of McKee's commemoration of 
this new student employment facil- 


One advantage of this business is 

that there is no direct handling ol 
cash, no inventory of stock, and no| 
worry of any product going c 
date. Also, it is within walking dis-J 
tance from the college, which is a 
plus for students without transports 

"The only drawback is that tl 
student never sees any of the money! 
because it goes directly to the school" ,1 
says one worker. "When there is nol 
source of income, college life beff 
comes synonymous with being pen! 

The operation boasts of recycl 
250,000 boxes per week, an averag| 
of 50,000 per day. 

An automatic sorting i 
makes workfastandeasy. Dr.Wayn 
Janzen, manager of SCI, would 111 
to add another machine, but space ij 
limited. When the building v, 
structed, it was expected to haveit 
capacity for expansion. If a 
machine is added, the building ti 
need to be enlarged. 

Southern College Gym-Masters are 
taking flight. Little do SC Students 
know that here on their own campus, 
exists one of the nation's best gym 

The team'splansforthis year 
prove it. The Southern Gym-Mas- 
ters are in demand. This year, the 
team has invitations from six NBA 
teamstoplayduringhalf-times. They 
will be performing for the Los Ange- 
les Lakers, Boston Celtics, Charlotte 
Hornets, Atlanta Hawk, Washington 
Bullets, Miami Heat, San Fransisco 
Golden State Warriors, and maybe 
even the Chicago Bulls. 

This coming Spring, the 
team heads for California and then 
on to Hawaii for their biggest tour 
this year. On this tour they will be 
performing for various colleges, 
high schools, and games. The team 
members are helping to raise the 
money in several ways, such as 
letter-writing programs asking for 
donations, sponsorship programs, 
fund raising activities, and even 
golf tournaments. 

One may wonder how the 
Gym-Masters have the time to do 

all they do. The team meets every 
week night for two hours and there 
are many hours that take out of class 
time. "It takes a lot of time and 
commitment, but it is well worth it," 
said Amy Durkin, a sophomore, who 
is a second year Gym-Master. 

"I'm looking forward to an 
excellent year, experiencing a new 
school, and a new team." said Jon 
Fisher, while attempting to hold a 

When Ted Evans was asked 
what the highlight of the year would 

be, his response was unexpected 
"All the NBA games.and the bigW 
to Hawaii are exciting," said Evan 
"But our bread and butter is our m 
lie school shows that promote »f 
anti-drug lifestyle and healthy li*| 
ing." said Evans. 

Many of the team memt* 
were asked what they were looKU 
forward to the most, and the respo^ 
was always the same. Many said* 
greatest performance of the yjl 
would be the SC Gym-Masters Hoflj 
Show in April. 


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High school hot key 

e Roth, Danny Roth and Nelu Tabingo review the Joker at the 
foker Release Party. 

Joker released, finally 

By Beth Mills |l 


fully, we'll be able to supplement 

next semester. You can add it to your 

back cover." These pages would in- 

suspense. How many parties elude late registrants and students 

Rmld Southern students attend be- attending for the first time second 

me they could receive their Joker? semester. Jason also says the cover 

Q it turned out, the 1992-93 Joker wasn't suppossed to look quite the 

ileased on the second try. At way it does. "It was supposed to look 

ffl? p.m. on September 23, throngs like wet-splashed 3-D, but you can't 

Hpeople gathered in the lies P.E. tell what it will look like ahead of 

Biter and stood impatiently in line time. I realize there are some things 

:eive their Joker. "This is the about this Joker that aren't perfect, 

used book at this school," said but hopefully we will learn fom our 

omore Clifton Brooks. "My mistakes." 

■ cracked down the middle the So, what is the Joker really? 

ml night we got it last year. I mean. No, it's not a photo dating service. It 

9i spend hundred of dollars on text- is intended to be a picture directory 

B>ks each semester, but this is the for the students, faculty, and staff of 

^ you actually read!" Southern. But what is it's real use? 

Joker editor, Jason Aggio Brennon Kirstein states "I look for 

Qs there is more to come. "Hope- the discounts in the ads section." 

By Cynthia Peek 

Choosing a college is a difficult thing 
to do. Some say a Christian educa- 
tion is the way to go while others 
think a state school fits their needs. 
Merlin Wittenberg, director of re- 
cruitment, thinks Southern College 
is the place to be. 

Wittenberg attended South- 
em College as a student. "We have 
a lot of graduates working here," he 
said. He believes since students re- 
ceive such friendly, attentive service 
many people want to come back to 
give students the same kind of treat- 
ment they received. 

Yet there may be many stu- 
dents whose needs have not been 
met. That is, up until now. 
Wittenberg is designing a newsletter 
especially for high school students. 

Presently, Southern College 
has 48 students who came from high 
schools rather than academies. When 
asked whether they thought a news- 
letter would be a good idea or not, all 
five dorm students interviewed re- 
sponded favorably. 

Freshman nursing major, 
Erica Cody heard of Southern Col- 

lege from her pastor. She has only 
been an Adventist for a little over a 
year. "Let people know that other 
religions come here rather than all 
Seventh-day Adventists," she said. 
South Carolina high school 
graduate, Tonia Jefferson thinks pub- 
lic school students feel left out. "Most 

u den 


friends," she said, "but Icame alone." 
She came to check Southern College 
out because several people from her 
church graduated here. Religious 
life is what she would stress in a high 
school newsletter. "College students 
need prayer," she said. 

For James Milks, who came 
from a New York high school, South- 
em College was a culture shock. "It 
is the first time I have been away 
from home for longer than a week," 
he said. He wanted the coming news- 
letter to give high school students a 
"sneak preview" of campus life. 

Soon Southern College will 
meet the needs of the often over- 
looked high school students. This 
newsletter will show why it is the 
place to be. 





By Tanya Wolcott 

IHvertising and Sales will be of- 
as minors in fall of 1993. 
Originally, the Journalism 
I'Department planned to offer Adver- 
K and Sales as one minor, but the 
I: iwohave many differences as well as 
Similarities. Both the Business and 
I Vnalistn are excited about the ad- 
nofihetwommors. "Ithinkifs 
:*Breat ,d ea and a real opportunity for 
| ■ J^keiing m a j 0rs and other students 
■o their 

Administration Chairman. Many 
students are also excited about the 
two new minors. "I am real excited 
about it, and I hope that eventually 
this will lead to an advertising ma- 
jor," said Joel Henderson, a senior 
public relations major. 

Not one Adventist College 
offers sales, and only one offers ad- 
vertising, but as of next fall that will 
change. "Ever since I've been here, 
no year goes by without students 
asking about a program in advertis- 
ing," said Lynn Sauls, Journalism 
and Communication Chairman. 

Paul Evans's performance took first place in Talent Show 

Talent Show Winners Announced 

| J ^ By Melissa Bayley J 

Paul Evans, asenior Engineering ma- 
jor, was "In the Spotlight " with his 
performance of the "The Biggest Ball 
of Twine in Minnesota." 

"Shocked. . . .1 didn't expect it at 
all," was his reaction to taking first 

The ten minute song is wi 
Weird Al Yankovic. All : 

: nby 

Paul learned the words and how to 
play it on the guitar just for fun. 
Paul's friends persuaded him to per- 
form it in the talent show. 

Ashley Hall and Sam Greer won 
second place singing "Unforget- 
table." In third place was "Aloha 
Kauai" by Glenda Galzote. 

The talent show was described as 
excellent, hilarious, and well worth 
the time. 



Senate Notes 

By Calvin Simmons | 

"Pertinence" was the word of the 
day al the first SA Senate meeting, 
Thursday, September 24. Afleran 
hour-and-a-half meeting, senators 
left realizing they had a big year 
ahead of them. 

Krisi Clark, SCSA Presi- 
dent opened the meeting with a 
report on the progress of the sand- 
pit volleyball court. Final figures 
were not yet available. 

The SCSA Finance Direc- 
tor, John Boskind, proposed the 
1992-93 SCSA budget, which the 
Senate decided to review further 
before approving. A special meet- 
ing was call for September 30 to 
address the budget. 

Following a review of par- 
liamentary procedure by David 

nominations were made to fill Sen- 
ate committees. 

In its first united effort in 
appropriating funds, the Senate ap- 
proved the purchase of a new 
Macintosh system to augment the 
current system in the Memories 

The Senate is the student 
body's representation to the admin- 
istration, and as such, has broad 
powers that many don't realize. "I 
want to educate the Senators about 
their power as provided in the con- 
stitution of the SA," said David 
Beckworth after the meeting. "I 
want to see the Senate become an 
active, productive part of the SCSA. 

If any one has any interest 
in being part of an active SCSA 
Senate, there are two precincts, one 
each in Talge and Thatcher. Please 
contact Calvin Simmons, (3044) 
or Rick Cavanaugh (3061). 


By Noland Brooks | 

The SC Republicans Club has 
provided some students with many 
new and interesting opportunities. 
Contrary to some misconceptions, 
the college Republicans Club is an 
official chartered branch of the Na- 
tional Republican Party. Thisclub is 

Eight members of the club vis- 
ited the Republican Party Campaign 
kickoff for TN. Club members met 
with Howard Baker, Senator from 
TN, Senate Majority Leader, and 
Chief-of-Slaff for the Reagan Ad- 
ministration. He served on the com- 
mittee that investigated Watergate. 


Noland Brooks shows students how to register in the cafeteria. 

Voter registration 
proves a success 

Republican Club prepares 
for election 

Club members, Sept. 16, attended 
a campaign fundraiser for Zach 
Wamp. The event took place at the 
Cleveland Country Club where din- 
ner was followed by a presentation 
by Bill Brock, who has served as TN 
Senator, congressman, secretary of 
Labor, and Chairman of the Rep. 
National Committee. 

Several members have volun- 
teered their services at the Zach 
Wamp Campaign offices. 

Other funciiuns i nc ludi'spurisor 
ship of voter registration and oppor- 
tunities to discuss issues that con- 
cern Christians. 

Future plans will include a visit 
Carolina and post-election activities. 

By Brenda Keller | 

Voter Registration 

held at lunch- 

the cafete- 


College Republi- 

Club Chair- 
man, Eric Gang said about 200 people 
registered to vote. "The people at the 
Wamp headquarters were impressed 
that we did so well," he said. "They 
expected us to register about 75 

The registration allowed students 
to participate without taking time to 
go off campus and register. Kris 
Zmaj, a senior biology major, said, 
"I'm really glad they had it here, 

because otherwise it would have be 
a lot less likely that I would had 
registered and voted." 

Some faculty and staff rr 
also took advantage of the chance 
register on-campus. "I really do feti 
it is important to vote, but if it hadog 
been this convenient I pro 
wouldn't have registered,' 
Bonnie Hunt, Nursing profess 

Voter registration in the cafelei 
ria made it possible for out-of-st 
students to register. All who m 
age and citizenship requirements ca 
register and vote in Tennessee if ifc)l 
have resided here at least 20 dayjp 
Vice-chairman Tim Kroll said hi 
was glad the College Republic! 1 
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[§ the draft an issue in this election? 

By Eric Gang 

g e of watching a PBS special on 
ichardNixon. Theprogram showed 
69 war protest — the Morato- 
Never in my life have 1 seen 
i cummingling of weirdos, 
of the strangest creatures on 
and vet, somehow, still hu- 
ll, These protesters were waving 
rth Vietnamese flags, waving little 
books, andbeing, generally . anti- 
lerican. Why would anybody want 
se uitraliberals running our gov- 

I don't think any person in 
heir right mind would want these 
oiesters running America. That is 
tiy people are voting for Bill 
inion, right? Wrong! According 
r' Eyes , by Richard McSorley, 
iberal Jesuit priest involved in the 
VIoratorium, "Bill Clinton ... was 
of the organizers." That is, an 
rnizer of American protest move- 
its in England. Clinton was in 
England to avoid serving. McSorley 
: that these protests "had the 
lupport of British peace organiza- 
such as the British Peace Coun- 
ad arm of the KGB-backed 


By Alex Bryan 


World Peace Council. 

Now, my friends, at this time, 
during the height of the cold war, the 
KGB was ourworst enemy. AndBill 
Clinton was in cohorts with a KGB- 
backed organization. Moreover, re- 
memberback to the Democratic con- 
vention this summer, and the video 
played to introduce Clinton. Re- 
member the part thai showed John F. 
Kennedy shaking Clinton's hand.- 
Remember me speech Kennedy gave. 
asking not what the country could do 
for you, but what you couid do for 
your country. Bill Clinion was doing 
his part to help his country: support- 
ing KGB-backed organizations. Is 
this the man to lead ourcountry? He 
didn't want anything to do with 
America then, but not, with the op- 
portunity to be top donkey, he pre- 
tends his pro-communist days didn't 
even happen. 

The PBS special on Nixon 
made a good point: Nixon, after 
twenty-two years of political death, 
was resurrected to be the most pow- 
erful man in the world. Imagine Bill 
Clinton being the most powerfulman 
in the world. It is a very scary thought. 

Did Bill Clinton avoid going to Viet- 
nam? Did he AVOID the draft? I 
will admit here in print, probably 
yes. But should this be an issue? 
Emphatically NO! 

Here's why. 

First, let's ask some other 
questions of the same nature about 
George Bush. Questions which are a 
bit more contemporary: 

Q: DidGeorgeBushAVOID 
reality by making a specific eco- 
nomic pledge to the American people 
during the 1988 campaign ("Read 
my lips — no new taxes") and then 
break his promise? 

A: Yes. 

Q: Was George Bush heavily 
involved in the Iran-Contra Scandal 
which he now AVOIDS talking 

A: Yes. 

Q: Did George Bush estab- 
lish a phony residence in Texas in 
order that he might AVOID paying 
taxes in New England? 

A: Yes. 

Q: As of this writing has 
George Bush AVOIDED debating 
Bill Clinton in front of the American 

And so. President Avoid is 
complaining that someone else 
avoided something. 

Second, isn't it time we quit 
dividing this country based on those 
who supported the Vietnam War and 
those who opposed it? George Bush 
has a great knack for labeling and 
dividing everybody. Is it time to heal 
the wounds of the late sixties and 
early seventies, or not? Why con- 
demn those who favored peace, 
George? War is the failure of diplo- 
macy, you know. That's why we 
were in the Middle East last year, 

Third, and last, should every 
politician be responsible for every 
act in their teenage years, good or 
bad? I was once a Republican, but I 
hope that no one would hold that 
against me, today. I also aced a math 
test in grade school. Does thai qualify 
me to chair the Physics department 
next year? Of course not. 

We need to concentrate on 
the present and the future and not the 
past except when it is useful in giv- 
ing us wisdom as we face tomorrow. 

Bush's rhetoric on Clinton's 
draft status years ago is politics a 
dollar short and a generation late. 

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What is the church's stand on abortion? 

SC Faculty Article 

reprinted from Student Movement 

(Andrews) Feb. J , 1989 p.I6 

"Why does the Seventh-day 
Adventist church make such a big 
issue about the wearing of jewelry, 
while it lakes no official stand con- 
cerning abortion?" a friend recently 
asked me. What do we believe about 
abortion and why? 

For 15 years I have been in- 
trigued by this highly controversial 
subject. I have been both pro-abor- 
tion and anti-abortion, pro-choice and 
pro-life. Unfortunately, the position 
1 have taken has not always been 
based on correct information. My 
own research, as well as the 1988 
International Abortion Conference 
at Loma Linda University, has been 
extremely enlightening on this issue. 
Let's reconsider the following well- 
accepted "facts'" about abortion, 

N o unwanted child should be 
hmupht inlo the world. Many are 
concerned that an unwanted child 
will become the victim of child abuse. 

However, the majority of abused 
children (91% in one study) were 
from planned pregnancies. More- 
over, since abortion was legalized in 
the U.S. in 1973, reports of child 
abuse have increased by several hun- 
dred percent. It appears tat abortion 
— the ultimate child abuse — has 
resulted in the cheapening of life. 
Actually, the "unwanted baby" is a 
myth. Therearethousandsof couples 
who long to hold and love the chil- 
dren so many are aborting. 

F.vfT v woman has the rieht to 
^ntml hpr own body. This is true, 
but the unborn child is not her body. 
A fetus is a different person with his 
or her own distinct set of chromo- 
somes. The child has its own blood 
supply that may be of a different 
blood type than that of the mother. In 
addition, the child can be of the op- 
posite sex. The fetus is obviously a 
distinct individual though still de- 
pendent on its mother, just as new- 
boms or the elderly rely on others for 

The Bible says nothing about 

abortion. Correct, but nothing is sard 
about crack or cocaine either, yet the 
committed Christian avoids the use 
of narcotics because of basic biblical 
health principles. The same prin- 
ciple exists with abortion. The sixth 
commandment reads: "You shall 
not kill." However, since we know 
that this law refers to the killing of 
human beings, the questions natu- 
rally arise: Is the fetus a human 
being? Should unborn be treated on 
a par with other persons? God Him- 
self answers these questions in the 

Unfortunately, the majority 
of translations and commentators 
have interpreted the only biblical 
passage that deals with the unborn in 
such a way that the fetus is given less 
than human value. However, recent 
scholarship has now established that 
the original Hebrew language of 
Exodus21:22-25 shows that in God's 
sight the fetus, whether viable or not, 
is to be accorded full rights as a 
human being. The New King James 
Version and the text of the New 

International Version correctly indj. 
cate the full personhood of the fetus. 
This passage in Exodus 21 harmo- 
nizes with the rest of Scripture ( 
Job 10:8-12; Ps. 139:13-16; Lk. L„ 
41) which supports the sanctity of I 
fetal life. In brief then, since a f 
is a human being, abortion is r 

In the light of these reconsid- . 
ered facts, I believe that a caring I 
Christian community will do at least I 
three things. (1) Provide appropri- 1 
ate, wholistic, biblically-based sex 
education in order to preempt and 
prevent unwanted pregnancies. (2) I 
Set up and maintain a support system I 
to help women with unplanned preg- [ 
nancies give their unbom a chancel 
forpostnatallife. (Remember, adop- 1 
tion is a Christian option.) (3) Lov-f 
ingly work with those who have al- 1 
ready had an abortion. Let them I 
know and experience the forgive- T 
ness that Christ offers to all. Like! 
Jesus, we should say, "Neither doll 
condemn you; go, and do ] 

Is Salvation all there is to Christianity? 

| ) / By Curtis Forrester \ 

A few days ago I was talking with a 
teacher about competitive sports. He 
was telling me about a new game 
which he was devising which turned 
the game from a "worldly" one into 
something more Christian. Though 
I don't want to steal his thunder and 
describe the game, the principle be- 
hind the game is cooperation with 
one another toward a common goal. 
Competition pits two people 
against each other in a struggle for 
supremacy. Lel'ssay Brian andBrent 
both want to win. Each will utilize 
every tool and advantage at their 
disposal toward that end. If Brent is 
stronger, he will try to overpower 
Brian. So what's the problem? It's 
brother against brother, which pro- 
motes a self-centered philosophy to- 
ward life. Though competition may 
help to motivate a person toward a 
higher achievement, it doesn't al- 
ways promote friendship. 
We have so many influences which 
teach us to promote #1, and so few 
which promote a true team oriented 
spirit. Some can argue that team 
sports such as football and basket- 
ball correct this because we have to 
look out for the team and not just for 
ourselves. The problem is, we are 
generally motivated to lookout for 

member of the team and shine out as 
the star player. 

Salvation is a much talked about 
sublet in the Christian world. "What 
must I do to be saved?" asked the rich 
young ruler. We want to know ex- 
actly how we are saved. Because of 
our selfish nature, we are only wor- 
rying about ourselves and our own 
salvation. That's OK. However, 
only in the early stage of your Chris- 
tian walk. As you grow in Christ, 
you will slowly stop thinking of your- 
self, and think more of other people. 
You will ask "What must I do to 
make sure my brother is saved?" 

We live in an age in which hurri- 
canes are tearing through peoples 
lives and leaving rubble piled on top 
of dreams. Floods are washing the 
last strands of hope away, and wars 
and famine are killing millions — 
literally — daily. But the good news 
is, people in third world countries are 
soaking up the truth of salvation in 
Jesus Christ like thirsting souls in the 
dessert of sin. 

Amid all this turmoil, 1 find it 
amazing that a person would even 
care how the Steelers or 9'er's are 
doing. The only competition which 
matters is the galactic conflict be- 
tween Jesus (in the white jersey) and 
Satan (sporting fashionable black on 

black this season). This is a compe- 
tition which requires true teamwork 
and hard work. 

No, I'm not against competition 
sports. I'm against selfish ambition 
which leads one to forget the Great 
Commission. Personal salvation is 
already given to you by Jesus. It was 
gained for the whole world on the 
Cross. If you've accepted Jesus as 

the next step in the Christian game. 
That step is letting Him into your life 
"to will and to work to His good 

I'm reminded of the two seas in 

Palestine. One is alive and vibrant,! 
the other stagnant and dead. Onehasj 
water which flows in, and gives w 
ter out again. It is flowing and dy-J 
namic. The other sea is stagnant. P 
accepts water form the Jordon, bti[| 
gives nothing. Water comes 

The sea of Galilee and the Dead! 
Seaoffer a brilliant illustration of tbt I 
Christian life. It's not a game ofl 
receiving, but receiving and giving. I 
It's a game of life flow through «l 
and out into the thirsty world around | 
us. Who are you competing for in 
your life? Yourself? Or Christ? 

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What's right with longhair? 


I want to respond to Brian Bender's statement that was 
printed in the last Accent in the Opinion section. 

Brian, it is time we focus on REAL issues. A college 
student should KNOW by now that we, as Adventists, have to be 

Christianity is based on choice. The choice is live for God 
or man. The real issue is listening to our Lord and Savior. Christ 
told us to be a "peculiar people". We, as Adventists, have certain 
standards and rules we must live up to. For instance, no jewelry 
wearing. This is not the school's rule, it is God's rule. Since this 
is His chosen school, the administration must enforce the Lord's 
rules and His guidelines for daily living. If you don't like the rules 
here, there is public school out there for you. 

Brian, you said your true judge is the Lord, and He, for one, 
looks past the length of your hair and the chain on your wrist- In 
James 4: 17 it says, "Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and 
doeth it not, to him it is sin." This text is saying you know He says 
I to be different, not to wear jewelry and if you do what He says not 
to, you will be judged for your wrong doing. 

Avery McDougle 

Some cartoons 
aren't that funny 


Thanks for a fine first issue! One 
complaint, however: Child abuse 
is found occuring every day in many 
! The "CHAOS" ghost car- 
depicting a parent scaring a 
pre-schooler and then lying about it 
s psychologically and emotionally 
busing a child. That is not funny. 
s many of the students at SC can 
xrsonally testify, I'm sure. Screen 
cartoons carefully. 

Pamela Cross 

Elementary Teacher 

Lamberton, MS 

* 1 WAS. ' 

Take campus policy 
or leave it 

I am writing in response to the article in the September 17, 1992, 
issue of the Southern Accent entitled "Opinion". 

I agree with the author, Brian Bender, when he slates that we should 
not judge others by their appearance, and that the Lord is the only true judge. 
However, the statement which I would like to address is the question he 
posed in the last paragraph, "Why does this campus feel that it has been given 
the authority to dictate our choices for us?" 

I feel that the "campus" is not dictating our choices. Before anyone 
isenrolled in this college, they are made aware of the guidelines that they will 
be expected to follow if they decide to come. These guidelines are values 
which the Seventh Day Adventist Church believes in and observes all over 
the world. Therefore, I believe that when you make the choice to come to 
Southern College, which is your choice, that is when you decide on the 
choice of your appearance. Because this is a Seventh Day Adventist college 
it needs to uphold the standards of the church. When you decide to come 
to Southern College, you have decided to abide by the Seventh Day 
Adventists' standards while attending here. 

Sincerely, Renee Burgan 

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1 October 1W2 « «, . 1 • • 

A look at the 1992 All-night Softball 


Photos by Rick Mann 

And then there were seven. Scott Bowes's victorious team (Clock- 
wise from left) Bowes, Sam Greer, Ken Rogers, Adam Mohn, Seth 
Perkins, Ron Redden, and Scott Ramsay. 

1 7 S by James Dittes | 

No one saw the final out of the 
1 992 All-night Softball Tournament. 

About 50 die-hard softball fans 
huddled together as RobGettys lofted 
a lazy fly ball into right center field. 
50 pairs of weary eyes watched the 
ball disappear into the fog that envel- 
oped the outfield. 50 pairs of ears 
heard the call, "I got it!" and the pop 
of the ball into the mit. And 50 
strained voices cheered as Seth 
Perkins burst from the fog, his arms 
raised in triumph, heralding victory 
for Scott Bowes's team for the sec- 
ond straight year. 

In winning the tournament for 
the second year in a row, Bowes 
accomplished the feat with only seven 
players, and did not lose a game in 
the tournament. Rick Hayes's team 
finished second after eliminating 
John Appel's heavily favored team. 

The final out of the tournament 
came at 5:1 5 a.m., about an hour and 
a half after heavy fog had shrouded 
the outfield. "The fog has had a 
dramatic effect on the outfielders," 
saidJuniorDestaZablotney, "Andit 
really cut down on the home runs." 
But two home runs did disappear 
into the fog in that last game, hit by 

John Appel and Mends catch the action during the 1992 All- 
night Softball Tournament 

Coach Ted Evans for Hayes, and 
Pastor Ken Rogers for Bowes. 

The story of the night for Bowes 
was not power, however, it was pluck. 
An original team of ten became only 
seven due to an injured ankle, the 
MCAT exam, and a camping trip. 
Yet in the end, those seven were 

JITI Boaghman takes a swing 
during the womens' all-star 

"It was teamwork," explained 
shortstop Scott Ramsay, "Everybody 
hit and everybody hit in the clutch." 

Third baseman Sam Greer could 
only explain the victory by pointing 
up through the fog towards heaven. 

The story of the 1992 All-night 
Softball Tournament encompassed 
more than Bowes's final victory. 
Seventeen teams struggled in the dew 
and the fog, playing for a chance to 
extend their teams' evenings into 
morning. Perhaps it was the lateness 
of the hour, but a refreshing 
comraderie lived between the com- 
petitors in this year' s tournament — a 
spirit that was almost as tangible as 
the mist that hovered over the fields. 
There were a dozen high-fives to 
every out made, a hundred cheers to 
every hit. 

The All-night Tournament had 
its surprising moments too. David 

the fence to rob Brian Pangman of si 
home run, and save a victor}- fafl 
AlexBryan'steam. Coach Ted EvaJ 
watched helplessly as a game-tyinjl 
home run landed three feet foull 
against Appel. Cory Former, Rictl 
Hayes and Evans hit back to backtoB 
back home runs in the bottom of law 
seventh to take acertain victory awajl 
from Arroyo. John Appel claimdl 
about a square acre in the middle™ 
the infield showing range and a grew 
arm against Hayes and Culpeppetl 
And there was Steve Wilham, wtoi 
was called out for running into (Ik I 
ball he himself had hit at secoaM 

For all the spirit of the tounal 
ment and the mystique brought^! 
the fog, Perkins summed up a muctl 
more realistic feeling for all of IK| 
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Despite the rain this past Sunday, 
athletes near and far participated in 
an event that started with a bang. 

They came from Collegedale, 
Chattanooga, Florida, Georgia, 
Missorri, and other eastern states to 
the 8th annual Southern College 
Triathlon held Sunday 27th at 
Cohutta Springs Camp. 

"We usually have a lot of specta- 
tors," said Tanya Johnson, Triathlon 
coordinator and a Corp. Wellness 
major, "we didn't have as many this 
year because of the rain, but com- 
petitors were anxious and serious 
enough to take it with a stride." 

"Triathlons, by their nature, are 
extreme endurance events for the 
competitive athlete, and exciting for 
those who are participating just for 
the fun of it," said Phil Garver, Race 
Director and Chairman of the P.E. 

The coarse consisted of three 
endurance events: l/2mileswim, 18 
milebike,andafourmilenin. These 
could be divided in a relay team or 
completed individually. Although 
there was no time limit, competitors 
had achallenge of bearing last year's 
record time, one hour 22 minutes. 

S.C. with 1st and 2nd place winr 
given from each division. 


Shawnda Friesen 

RuthGifford 1M place in Fondc/Divis 

Holly Moores 

Ron Reading (teacher at C.A.) 
Tyson McCurdy 1st place in Maic/Div 
Mike Lorren 

Mark Petterson 

Barry Janzen 2nd place 

Ron Redden 

Shawn Servoss 1st place 

20-24 Age Division: 

Jeremy Pettit 1st place 

Paul Ruhling 2nd place 

John Negley 3rd place 


00 ■ 

concluded at 10:45 a.m. During this 
time Andy Meyer, from Chattanooga, 
captured the title of overall winner 
forthe Male Category. His time was, 
1:25' 15, three minutes under from 
lastyear'srecordtime. Anne Bright, 
Chattanooga, was the overall win- 
ners for the Female Category with a 
time of 1:42*31. 

Sam Koerber, 12 years old, was 
the youngest competitor, the oldest 
was 53 years old. 

Georgia Cumberland, Mount. 
Pisgah, and Collegedale Academy 
were those that joined the Academy 
Relay Division. 

Of the 90 athletes who partici- 
pated, the following are those from 

30-39 Age Division: 

Bob Benge (P.E. teacher at 

40-49 Age Division: 

Dr.RonduPreez (Religion Teacher 
at S.C.) 

Jim Herman 

All participants received a 
Triathlon t-shirt. The winners in the 
age categories received plaques, tro- 
phies were given to the Overall Male/ 
Female winners and also to the win- 
ners of the Relay Teams. 

The last person crossed the finish 
line at 2:45'19 to bring this year's 
Triathlon to a close. "Thanks for 
coming out and for the good sports- 
man-like conduct," said Johnson," 
hope we have more women competi- 



1 October 1992 

Accent SpOrtS with Eric Johnson 

The ball sails through the air and lands gently on the majestic green. 
The action I have just described is a direct result of playing the great game 

of golf. .. . 

Golf is a sport that can ease your mind of the hassles of studies and 

every day college life. When a person heads out to the golf course, they 

be assumed of no noisy crowds or other distractions that might come 
from other sports. 

Now. I realize that for the average college student, playing golf on a 
™isistent basis is out of the question. Since I fall into that category as 
well, I just try to set aside two days out of the month when I can forget 
about school and work and just be on the course for the afternoon. 

Now, don't get me wrong, golf can be a very competitive and exciting 
game. Normally, there are four people in a group together. Alot of times 
tow people in the group will team together against the other two and see 
which team can get the best score. This makes the game a little more fun 
and adds some excitement to the round. Especially if Jody Travis is in 
your group. 

So whether you want to play golf just as a relaxing sport or you want 
to have a little competition on the course, the game of golf is an excellent 
way to do both and get a little exercise in the process. I hope each of you 
will try this great game, and maybe I'll see you on the golf course. 

Accent Athlete of 
the Week:. 

Adam Mohns 

Adam Mohnsplayed second base 
for Scoot Bowes team for the first 
time in the season, and he didn't 
commit a single error. Adam hit two 
homeruns in Bowe's game against 
Appel and was a key in starting a 
rally that help Bowes defeat Appel. 
Adam was reliable at the plate as 
well, only getting out three time dur- 
ing the tournament. For these rea- 
sons, Adam Mohns deserves Athlete straight All-night tournament 
of the Week. win. 

Adam Mohns, a freshman from 
Courtice, Ontario, Canada was a 
key factor in Bowes's second 

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Southern's men 
anticipation, as the w 
they should eve. 
Whether you like it 
reverse weekend IS on its way. 

According to a recent on-< 
pus survey, about 83% of theme 
excited about the weekend, 18% 

veyed thought reverse weekends 
it comes. were great. Freshman Alicia Gorel 

vait in eager is one of those who does look for- 
nenwonderif ward to reverse weekend. "I think its 
participate, great." says Gorel, "Having the 

though, weekend helps give variety to the 
ay. social scene. If I get the urge, I'll 

>n-cam- probably take advantage of it!'*"-. 

In the past, however, girls have 
not been quite as anxious to get in- 
went as far as to say they thought volved. 59% of the girls who have 
reverse weekend were the best of the been at Southern for more than one 
year. year, said they rarely ever ask any- 

Women, however, were not as oneoutforreverse weekend, another 
thrilled. Only 37% of the girls sur- 16% said they never did. 

Calvin and Hobbes , 

Why such little 
guys out? According to 34% of the 
girls surveys, there just aren't any 
guys interested in going out with 
them. Another 28% said they don't 
ask anybody out, because they're 
afraid of being turned down. 

Chanced of being turned down, 
however, seem slim as 78% of the 
guys agreed they would most likely 
say"yes"ifaghiaskedthemout. As 
much as 30% went as far to say they 
would definitely accept. 

Out of the guys surveyed, 80% 
said that if a girl were to ask them 
out, they would assume that she ei- 

therwaslookingforafriendtogoout I 
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fun to go out with them i 

They were right, 88%ofthe girls I 
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' By Eric Johnson 

Ibis Sunday, at Fall Creek Falls Golf 
_ e, the annual Southern College 
Elf tournament will be held. 

The format of the tournament is 
lurman scramble. Each team picks 
ie best shot of the four players and 
>lays that shot. 
The tournament is divided into 
_e flights: championship, first, 
inJ second. There will be trophies 
to the winning team of 
|ach flight. 

Jody Travis, a Senior P.E. major 
Indavid fan of the tournament, states, 
ament is an excellent way 
ir the students to get together and 
ie fun for a day, with all the 
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^Accent Health Trith Angle Coffey - 

After twenty years of diet- 
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average American is now five 
pounds heavier. Some diet! In fact, 
the American Seating Company 
has enlarged the average size chair 
seat to accommodate for the ever 
increasing American backside. 
Several people have asked me 
what their proper weight should 
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By definition, you're obese if 
you're at least twenty percent over- 
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Happy Birthday 
Orlo Gilbert 

From the Southern College Orchestra 

First violin 

Cyndi Robinson 


Jeanne Dickinson Principal 

Ellen Ashton 

Eric Smith 

Sue Peel Principal 

Brian Dickinson Co-principal 


Stephanie Ricks 

Vicki Gillham 

Mary Yoo 


Todd Brown 

Heather Labrenz 

Asst. Concertmistress 

Shea Yaeger Principal 

William King 

Joe Lance 

Heidi Herr 

Jodi Kuhlman Asst. Principal 

Jeff Lauritzen 

David Zinke 

Assoc. Concertmistress 

Heather Aasheim 

Kris Zmaj 

Danny ashton 

J. Bruce Ashton 


Kimberly Branon 

Elisabeth Foote 


Steve Gensolin Principal 

Donna Griffith 

Pat Franklin 

Heather Brannan Principal 

Pablo Alvarez 

Deborah Herman 

Elizabeth Herman 

Janelle Anderson 

Barry Bell 

Brennon Kirstein 

Patricia Thiel 

Beth Boiling 

Stacey McCIarty 

Mary Ludwig 

Brandy Rogers 

Shawn Pellington 

Stacey Spaulding 



Robert Rempher 

Heather Bergstrom Principal 

Gerald Peel Principal 


Jeff Rouche 

Lee Elliott 

Second Violin 

Warren Janzen Principal 

Rusty McKee 

Maria Kuhlman Principal 

Andy Hong Asst. Principal 


Jeremiah Weeks 

Keely Kuhlman Asst Principal 

Leila Ashton 

Jeremy Francisco Principal 

1 Anita Aviles 

Connie Baker 

Sheely Rauch 


Charles Kendell 

David Elliott 

Jonathan Michael 

1 Jenny Kim 

Devin Fryling 


Kimberly Hyde 

Roy Hagan 

Desiree House 


Praveen Lazerus 

John Hake 

Anthony Neely 

Jonathan Wohlers 

I Shannon Pellington 

Kevin Redman 

1 Sharlynn Pellington 

Alex Richert 

French Horn 


Sean Pitman 

Matthew Whitaker 

Sharon Wright 


love Rock 

> By Jeffrey Kovalski I 

"See Rock City." At one point this simple message spanned more than 
I six hundred bam roofs along U.S. highways from Florida to Texas to 
I Canada. Those three words splashed across read and black bams 
s much a part of the American countryside as the livestock 
I and fields which surrounded them. The Highway Beautification Act 
I and natural decay have now made these once common sights a 
:ity. However, Rock City Gardens has not suffered a simi lar fate. 

improvement s 

5 founded 

s and a fairy tale 

| It has been ii 
sixty years a 

Located atop Lookout Mountain, Rock City i; 
ten acres of pleasant walkways, breath-taking v 
I dreamland called Fairyland Caverns. Truly a garden, Rock City 
contains more than 400 species of plants native to Lookout Mountain. 
The flagstone pathways which mark the first part of Rock City 
are charming and pleasant. Trickling streams, soaring rock forma- 
tions, and lush green foliage all contribute to make this a peaceful 
experience. The pathway leads visitors through such places as 
"Fatman's Squeeze" — the name says it all— across a ninety foot high 
swinging bridge, and by a deer park with about thirty, white European 
| Deer. 

"Lover's Leap," the park's main observation point gives a 
| great panoramic view of Chattanooga and most of the surrounding 
—better than Point Park and Sunset Rock. Can you really see 
nstates? Probably not, according to Barbara Massey, Rock City's 
I group sales coordinator. It is hard to see even Alabama, and it is 
I doubtful that the weather is ever clear enough to see the 120 miles to 
I Kentucky and Virginia's Mt. Pinnacle, but the poetic ring of "See 
I Seven States" does make a great sounding promo! A sky-bridge 
cascading waterfall is also worth enjoying while on 
I Lover's Leap. 

Perhaps a bit overdone, Fairyland Caverns is Rock City's 
[ grand finale. First, visitors walk through several rooms whose walls 
; encrusted with incredible amounts of amethysts, quartz crystals 
igantic ones) and other jewelstones. The equally incredible ceilings 
°f these rooms are covered with many different types of coral, 
including the extremely slow growing brain coral — environmentally 
v ery incorrect. The second half plunges visitors into an amazing 
assortmentoffluorescently lighted scenes from fairy tales and nursery 
rhymes. This is perfect for college students wishing to digress back 
to a simpler time in their lives. The tour of Fairyland Caverns, and of 
Rock City, ends with Mother Goose Village, a large room filled with 
^ even more fascinating display of fluorescent fairy tales. 

Rock City takes about an hour-and-a-half to see and really is 
enjoyable especially if you climb around on the rocks — just don't get 
ca "ght). Good times to visit Rock City are after the leaves change this 
■all and next spring when the mountain laurel, rhododendron, and 
dogwood showcase their colors (April to June). No picnics are 
allowed in the park, but moderately priced food ranging from subs to 

Top:Jeff Kovalski stands powerfully over a 1000-ton rock. 

Bottom: Tourists stare off "lovers leap" gorge in the chance of seeing 

pizza to soft ice cream are available from stands in the park. Admission is 
$7.50 (no student discounts) and Rock City is open year-round from 8:30 
a.m. to sundown. For more information, call (706) 820-253 1 . 

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October 1992 

"God Was Here' 

For Ron Wyatt, Noah's Ark is Only the Beginning 

by Andrew C Nash 

His claims are bold. "The Ark of 
the Covenant is directly under the 
crosshole . . ." 

His theories are astounding. 'The 
boy King Tut was Pharoah's son . . ." 

His stories are indeed amazing. 
"And then he looked at me and said, 
'I'm on my way from South Africa to 
the new Jerusalem. God biess you in 
what you're doing here.' I thought 10 
myself, nobody knows what I'm do- 
ing here . . ." 

Ron Wyatt, 59, expects people to 
be skeptical of him. At first. "You 
have got to question people and make 
sure they're not lying to you. I admire 
people thalcheck things out carefully." 

Check this out: Wyatt believes he 
has found Noah's Ark, the ash remains 
of Sodom and Gomorrah, the real Red 
Sea crossing site, Egyptian chariot 
parts, the real Mount Sinai, the bin pits 
which held the grain during the seven 
Years of Plenty, Joseph's "recipe" for 
pyramid building, the Ark of the Cov- 
enant, the true crucifixion site, and 
other Biblical artifacts. 

Huge discoveries. I luge evidences 
of a living God. Huge testimonies to 
the validity of the Bible. Little said. 
(Only "Noah's Ark" has been publi- 

"Wbat we're doing is very care- 
fully documenting all of this," says 
Wyatt. "We have a scenario worked 
out and everything is right on sched- 
ule. . . I'm hoping by this time next 
year we'll be done with everything, 
including ihe Ark of the Covenant." 
Wyatt. an Adventist and Nashville 
resident, looks and talks a bit like you 
might expect Noah would. The simi- 
larities do not end there. Both have 
called attention to the same boat. Both 
have proclaimed an unusual message. 
Both have faced skeptics. 

But, while many may doubt his 
initial claims, Wyatt says few disbe- 
lieve him after seeing his presentation. 
Why, though, should anyone be- 
lieve Ron Wyatt? A nurse anesthetist 
by trade (he attended SC in 1953), 
Wyatt has worked with Israeli arche- 
ology since the '70s. But he does not 
have a 'formal training' in archeology. 
Ironically, Wyatt sees this as a plus. 

"These people (archeolgists) are 
trained and taught things that aren't 
true. . . .There are 500 Ph.D.s who got 
their degrees from writing a thesis on 
the Pill-down man. Well, the Pilt- 

down man is a total hoax." 

Instead, Wyatt feels an open mind 
and a willingness to let God lead— '1 
cannot tell anyone why theLord chose 
me. Perhaps it is because I was the 
only one who volunteered."— has lead 
him to things 'real' archeologists only 
dream of. 

And. indeed, many are at least 
considering what this 'volunteer' has Thg Turkish government recognizes Ron Wyatt as the 
to say. ABC's 20720 hauled their discovered Noah - s Ark. 
rameras to the mountains of Aracl tor 

aXscTllok a. Wyatfs dtscovery . . .a Red Sea casing at .he southern end ^regard >ofH„ commarimem ™i 
aciosci luimaL ja j M*.n7ali*h l attains the idolatrous worship of 

boat-shaped formatton that fits the di- of Lake Menzaleh.) counterfeit Sabbath " 

mensionsofGiincsis.apultemofoxi- To most, though, Wyatt s most j \ 

menMO " ' \ c ,. ^-.;.; nn "Hkr^vprv" is the Ark of the Israeli officials in on what Wyatt 

diml melal throughout irk exiling discovery is tne atk 01 me i 

Other Covenant He agrees. "When I found has found have m.xed feelings, he 
e evi- that," he say, "I passed out." says. "They are happy for me to work 

It has been nine years. Wyatt says, with this stuff, because they are afraid 
since he entered that fateful chamber to get close to it. If I start talking (too 
in Jerusalem's old siege wall, but the much), though, I'm out of the job." 
memory has not faded. ". . .and so I What would happen if the Ark of 

started removing these stones and put- the Covenant were brought out now? 
ting them back out of the way to see "Most Jews are Atheist," Wyatt says. 
down there. When I got "If these folks were suddenly con- 
,.« it. I saw the top of what I frontedwiththefumishingsofthefirst 
mates "And they were baby animals. though.wasTHETableofShewbread. temple, all of them would realize that 
God selected animals with a genetic Later. I learned that Solomon had made the Bible is not a myth, that So omon 
ofthese.But,atthat P oint,Ilooked really did have a temple, and tney 
would want another one. They would 
blast the Mosques off the templemoun- 
tain . . .and the Muslims 


giant anchor stones n 
media are following s 
dence piles up: thee; 
"I'm convinced this is the remains of 
Noah's Ark." says geophysicist John 
Baumgardner. Even the Turkish gov- 
ernment has gotten into the act: Noah's 
Ark National Park opened in 1987. 

Just 1200 animals, seven of each what v. 
bovine, boarded the Ark. Wyatt esti- down t 

pool thai would reproduce the original 

kind He had created By Noah's up and here w 

house (also found) there are breeding looking thing with the lid broken c 

pens. These were buried in maybe the theleftsideofit.andlhadalreadysee.. , . 

eruption of Mt. Ararat. We have all of the cutouts where the crucifixion had world would go ber j 

this on video." taken place and the crosshole. And I cannot be put a 

Also on Wyatt's video: chariot looked up at the ceiling and here's this 
wheels and skeletal remains of human dried brown stuff which had t 
and horse on the Red Sea floor. Wyatt down onto the top of this box right 
brought up some of the parts for a where the crack was. And it dawned 
Nashville forensic pathologist to iden- on me that when Christ died, His blood 
tify. "He said. 'It's not toouncommon had to goon the Mercy Seat to ratify 
to find human skeletal remains in the the Covenant. And when that hit me. 
Red Sea. . .but I'd like to know how I just passed out.. . .When the earth- 
there horse parts got there.'" quake hit, its purpose was to rend the around the planet into 

Wyatt says he isn't giving specif- rock so Christ's blood, when the cen- language." He refers ( 

ics about anything right now except turion stuck a spear in his side, could' Jeremiah 16:19-21. w ■ 

Noah's Ark, because "if you make go down on the Mercy Seat. And we And so Wyatt prepares to l 

people aware of a location where have samples of that in safe keeping." the Holy Land again, I 
there'sthings(still)tobefound,itgets How sure is Wyatt that he's found year, to further doom ^ ^ 

picked clean very quickly. It'sbestto the Ark of the Covenant? "I'd stake eries so that all, even tht • „ | 

present the whole thing at one time my eternal life on it," he says, 
with total show and tell." Instead, he That the Ark of the Covenant will 

is merely on an awareness campaign, be found before the Second Coming 

Wyatt attributes his findings to the seems to be supported by Mrs. White ...„,,, , 

Bible and the writings of Ellen G. in Manuscript 122. "The precious wife Marynelle. and tho se ^ 
While. For example, by following record of the law was placed in the ark lieve him. Comparable. '.. Hu t * 

Mrs. White's detailed description of of the testament and is still there, safely family's 120-yearwattlong 
the Israelites' route to the Red Sea, hidden from the human family (in a we're still working and we a ^ do[0 
Wyatt stumbled on to a column cave, she says elsewhere.) But in do everything He wants u * ^ 
"erected by King Solomon in com- God s appointed time. He will bring fmishHiswork.Hewilkc p ^^^ . 

memorationoftheCrossingoftheRed forth these tables of stone to be a 
Sea." (Most scholars still place the testimony to all the world against the 

"But what," some say, "is really 
the point of all this?" The queslion is 
a familiar one. "I believe," he says, 
'that God has preserved the physical | 
remains fo every time he intervenedin 
a supernatural manner into the affairs | 
^f man to this point in time when w 
: capable of transmitting all thu 

is sixth trip this I 
^further document his discov- f 
be satisfied. The Tables of Stone? | 
■Tm waiting for God to give nwaci 

as to when to bring them out- 

it isdifficult for Wyatt,* 

AndRon Wyatt willkeep"' 


Rick Reyes stands an egg on its end last Thursday, September 
22, in the cafeteria. Eggs really do balance on the first days of 
fall and sping. 

!„ -x^, tf*tf* '* wanted a companion not 

the Week 


Dr. R. Lynn Sauls 
on getting married 

"I don't talk to people from 
[Like Dan Quayle, Colum- Accent. They're 
bus proved sometimes it's communists." 
letter to be lucky than Dean Mathis 

|mart." See "Talge Decor" story on 

Dr. Ben Mc Arthur page 3 

Top Ten reasons 
Southern women 
don't ask dates for 
reverse weekend* 

(From the home office in the Shallowford Rd, Taco Bell) 

10. Thatcher girls busy trying to move into their new 

9. Six weeks is not long enough to plan a decent date. 
8. Many are still looking for "a few good men." 
7. Why inflate egos that are already at their bursting 

6. Most women already pay anyway. 
5. Women are already too busy running the campus 
(i.e. SCSA President, CARE director, SCSA Social Vice, 
etc. . .) to take time out for a date. 
4. Social statuses in the Joker are already obsolete. 
3. Average Talge resident has an IQ lower than laun- 
dry fee — before the 25-cent increase. 
2. Take a man out today. What's next, are you going 
to buy the watch/ring too? 
1. They have a headache. 

Calvin and Hobbes 

by Bill Watfrerson 



1 October 199jl 

Viewfrom the 

CabOOSe by Andy Nash 

Thank you to Mrs. Blanco ("three 
lines, please") for promoting the egg 
balancing phenomenon in the caf- 
eteria last Tuesday. Remember, this 
will not work again until March 21, 
the first day of Spring. I bet now 
some of you are sorry for not partici- 

Have you ever fell like an 
imbecile? Well, try carrying two 
loads of just-dried clothes without 
using a basket. Just when you think 
you have everything, one small white 
sock floats to the floor. "You dropped 
something," says a guy walking be- 
hind you, but he does not offer to 
help. You are tempted to ignore the 
sock, but you bend down to retrieve 
it. In the process, you loscashin and 
a pillowcase. Your clothes land in 
some clay dragged in from the soft- 
ball field (some guy forgot to take off 
his cleats) and so everything goes 
back into the washer and you borrow 
75 cents from your friend whose 
room is nearby 

Isn't it interesting how a sur- 

um SC students 
For those who do not 
know, umbrella theft on this campus 
apparently does not fall under the 
eighth commandment. To deter this 
crime, you will need to carry an 
umbrella no one else will want to 
use. For example, I have a Minne- 
sota Vikings umbrella. Alex Bryan 
has a Clinton/Gore umbrella. Both 
of us are safe. See how easy it is? . . 

As the British say, "Cheers" 
to those who have registered to vote 
and to those who sponsored the drive. 
Now is not the time for Adventists to 
be passive citizens 

Which president were you 
bom under? Nixon? Johnson? 
Maybe this is the question you should 
ask yourself before you vote: which 
candidate do I want my children 
bom under? . . . 

And a question of lesser im- 
portance. Which is the best way to 
climb the steps leading from Thatcher 
to the Promenade? One at a time? 

Two? Oneandahalf? Istillhavenot 
figured this out. Maybe Dr. Grundset 
knows. . - - 

For the best program on ra- 
dio, listen to Garrison Keillor's show 
Saturday night from 9:00 to 1 1 :00 on 
FM90.5. No, it probably won't win 
you the Create- A-Date contest, but it 
is quality entertainment nonetheless. 

An unofficial poll indicates 
the average SC student spent more 
time studying the Joker last Wednes- 
day night than his/her textbooks 

The all-night softball tourna- 
ment. Congratulations to Bowes's 
team on the gallant effort and to both 
of you who stayed for the final game. 

How long does your RA wait 
after knocking before he/she opens 
your door? Do you have time to 
prepare yourself for a visitor? In 
Talge Hall not long ago, one RA 
entered a room too quickly. He 
walked in on a guy who was doing 

something out of the ordinary. Y«l 
see, the guy was kneeling beside hisf 
bed, praying. . . . 

On Sabbath, OctoberlOfii 
2:00 to5:00,Southem will showcasi 
the most fantastic program of ai 
college university in North AmericjJ 
the 1992 Call Book Fair. Takeai 
vantage of this program. Youo 
make no wiser decision. . . . 

I think I saw the word 'rudfl 
defined at the September 24 a 
bly. During the final minutes 
Greenleaf's slide presentation o 
Russia, one of you decided to 
early and hundreds followed. 
timewasll:38. (Those involvedaij 
no doubt the same ones who zipql 
their book bags while the leacheri| 
stilllecturing.) Some, though, v 
like to thank Dr. Greenleaf for al 
excellent presentation on the Rus| 
sian people, a people who, in n 
ways, have much, much more 
we do. . . . 

News of the Weird 

LEAD STORY owner of a building in Queens, NY. 

Rev. Edward Mullen of the which burned down with two home- 

St. Edward Catholic Church in Provi- less trespassers sleeping in it, is now 

dence.R.I., told parishioners in July being sued by the deceased men's 

that because he believes the U.S. relatives. The relatives, who did not 

Supreme Court is too strict on the support the homeless men while they 

separation of church and state, he werealive,mustunderstatelawprove 

would no longer permit any govern- that they were financially harmed by 

ment official to be prayed for in his the men's deaths. 

church. — Kenny Shells, 31, was 

jailed in April in Memphis when he 

WEIRD LAW failedtocompletehissentence. Judge 

— Auto mechanic Kenneth Joe B. Brown had suspended Shell's 

Arrowood filed a lawsuit for $2,6 1 3 90-day jail time provided he would 

in Cleveland in July against his write "I will never again write or 

molher,citinghcrf;iilori.'iooirnpen- issue any bad (checks)" 100,000 

sate him for fixing her pickup truck, limes. Shells, citing a heavy work 

A week later. Hazel Arrowood, 78, load and his wife's recent surgery, 

filed a countersuil. pointing out the fell 98,000 short and was thrown in 

many uncompensated services she the slammer. 

but that it prefers the toilet and had 
slithered in voluntarily. In the court- 
room re-enactment, the snake quickly 
slithered to the toilet, and Rodgers 
was acquitted. 

—The Palm Springs, Calif, 
jail announced "a new public ser- 
vice" in July. Non-violent offenders 
can make reservations to serve their 
jail time in. a tranquil area of the jail, 
out of the vicinity of traditional fel- 
ons and misdemeanants, for a fee of 
as little as $500, 

provided him over the years as 
mother, cook, nurse and 
l-uiilhundsman, among other things, 
and recommending that the court give 
Kenneth "the whipping that he sc 
rightly needs and which I failed tc 
give him as a child." (She won the Ottawa, Canada 
lawsuit, but the judge declined to ary to prove his 
spank Kenneth.) said he normally tries to keep the 

—Lucille Conyers Cooper, snake in warm water in the bathtub 

— David Rodgers. 22, was 
charged with animal cruelty after a 
neighbor said Rodgers had flushed 
his pet python down the toilet. The 
python survived, mid RuduersstasK'd 
it of the incident in an 


— A 12-year-old boy was ar- 
rested in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., in 
May and charged with auto and bi- 
cycle theft. It was his 25th arrest 
since he turned 9. 

— In June, a woman de- 
scribed only as in her 40s, spent five 
hours off and on shopping at a Des 
Moines, Iowa, convenience store 
buying scratch-off lottery tickets, 
stopping only when her paycheck of 
$60 had been exhausted with just one 
winner. A few minutes later, she 

returned to the store and 



— Copley News Service^ 
ported in June that California S» 
Sen. Diane Watson had hired a stf 
spiritualist, using campaign foal 
to help her with problems aroundW 
office. Watson denied that the worn) 1 
was a spiritualist and told the pra 
"I am not a weirdo." 

—In Annandale, Va., in A| 
gust, two men wearing bandanas » 
with handguns poised, rushed* 
front door of the First American flfl 
seconds aftermanager Dwighi Snr 
entered at 8 a.m. to open up. 
known to the men, the door 
locked automatically behind S 
The first robber to reach ihe* 
bounced off it and reeled back'H 
hitting the second man, who kn<* 
the first man back against the 
The men called it a day, 
back to theirvan, had trouble stjjj 
it, but finally sputtered away- 
ther has been captured. 

■ October 1992 

Ulong the Promendade. . . in October 

Page 19 


a few tidbits about this and that: (distributed c 

Sept.23). Lastyear todayandwouldspendtheamestick- Florida, who evidentlyjust won first 

-The magazine Birders, its debut was Sept. 17,in 1990itwas ing each other. Aside from prize in the "how many braids can a 

|torld. has determined that birds are Sept. 20, but in 1989 it didn't come Aleyamma Oommen of India, look- person construct out of her hair con- 

itimidated by yellow than any out until Oct. 4. I'm ignoring the ing professional in white and black, test" was on her way to Pre-Calcu- 

color; one would think that Dobber-dinosaur slur — for now! I didn't see a single nurse's uniform lus. 

[ones, camouflage-patterns or -Purple must be the preferred inHerinHall! And Anally bounding down the 

er green would be less scary, but color this season. In one section of Up on the Student Center porch, I stairs, here comes SA President Krisi 

These colors, plus the obvi- Assembly (when Dr. Greenleaf found lots of students studying at the Clark looking very regal in hercrim- 

ly clashing reds, purples, and showed his slides on Russia) I wrought iron tables: SonyaMilicic soncoatalongwithMariaRodrequez 

birds off. So. . . I have counted seventeen purple shirts or (in purple paisley) from Ontario was (the female "voice" in Eld. Beitz'a 

1st purchased a large yellow jacket sweaters. Is this a trend, or what? studying chemistry as was Todd little sermon dramas)— both of them 

iplete with hood) to wear in my -There are fifteen Jennifers, Hollis (with a mixed up Polo logo on bubbling and effervescent. Nearby, 

I'll keep thirteen Jasons, twelve Erics, and ablacksturt)fromGaithersburg,MD; Aldo Hernandez, also from New 

eleven Amys enrolled at SC this se- Tom Diller (blue shirt with "Rich- York City, was wondering what I 

mester - mond" printed on it) from Frederick, was doing. I told him that I was 

OK — enough of this chit- MD, was thinking about studying helping students to find themselves! 

chat. Let's see what's happening in FoundationsofNursing"anyminute Autumn is in full swing — theyel- 

the lobby of Herin Hall. Evidently now." But look, here come two low hickories, red dogwoods, and 

the "skills" class has already begun, people in bright yellow— John Appel maroon sourwoods will soon be 

I didn't know that there was a base- and his girlfriend, Deborah Herman, joined by the maples and oaks, and 

ment classroom in that building, but Do you think they're going this valley will be transformed into a 

nning around Collegedale with my Aaron Jones, in his plush Buffalo birdwatching? Nah! fairyland of color— the next four 

ihals, EOG, on their plates, and Bills blue running suit, and Todd At another table Donald Baguidy weeks should be spectacular. By the 

Jnother car has DNA (the essence of Jones, engulfing peanuts and things, (in a purple SC shirt) from New York time we wander around again the 

Jiromosomes) emblazoned on its as well as Brian Snyder, in a bright CitywasstudyingforaGen.Bio.lab baseball play-offs will be past, Fall 

late. I just hope that the owner is a purple shirt with "Welcome to Colo- quiz, as were Kiera Bulford (in a Festival events will be taking place, 

iological person! rado Springs" blazing across the brown rose-patterned jumpsuit) from andthepre-electionoratorywillhave 

-Congratulations to Jason front, were all rushing into the class Bermuda, and Yvonne Green (in reached new highs and lows, all of 

iggio, Stacy Spaulding and Mrs. a little late. They said they were various shades of blue) from Ne- whicfiwillmakelifeAlongtheProm- 

udy DeLay for an excellent Joker going to learn how to give shots braska. Marlyne Jean-Pierre from enadeandbeyond'Veryinteresting." 



For the first time in history 
3th presidential candidates (George 
iish and Bill Clinton) are left- 
inded, and, guess what! So is Ross 

Calvin and Hobbes 

by Bill Watterson 















1 £r 


1 October 1992 

What's the REAL difference between men and women at Southern? 

Rhondora Jefferson, JR. 


"We have different body 

Melissa Vaughn, SO 
Office Admin. 

"All men are created equal, 
but all women are created 


Todd Hollis. SO 


"The women are here for 

higher education, but the 

men are here for the 


Ire Mills, PG 

e women are hot, the 
are scared. (With few 

Brenden Roddy, SO 
Phys. Ed. 

The guys don't shave their I 

Greg Cover, SO 
Physical Therapy 

Jupiter niamini. FR 
Pre Med 

"Men are obviously supe- 

Michelle Coddlngton, SO 

sensitivity.. .maturity ... 
need I say more?" 

Patsy Pupo, SO 


"Men are frogs waiting t< 
be kissed." 

Beth Cut-ran, JR 

" If you don't already know, I 
ask Mom." 

fArts '. Theater ^ 

Tuesday, October 13, the 
Hunter Museum of Art 
hosts a slide show, lecture 
and gallery walk by 
Serenda Vespermann from 
9:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 
Ms. Vespermann will 
speak on techniques used 
to create unique glass 
works, and will lead a 
gallery walk through the 
museum's contemporary art 
glass. Call 267-0968 for 
more information. 

The artwork of Daud 
Akhriev and Melissa 
Hefferlin is on exhibit in 
Brock Hall until October 9. 

To Kill A Mockingbird 
will be performed at the 
Cumberland Couny Play- 
house through October 17. 
Tickets are $12. Call 484- 
5000 for more information. 

The University of Tennes- 
see at Knoxville will 
present A Man For All 
Sesons. an historical 
drama, through October 3. 
For performance times and 
ticket information, call 

The Little Mermaid will be 
performed at the Oak 
Street Playhouse through 
October 4. All seats are 
$3.50. Call 756-2024 for 
more information. 

SCSA: Spwthemwffll»ttflfrSat.iilsftO 

| By Christa Raines \ 

On Saturday, October 
10, three comedians and 
their crew from Kramer 
Agency, will be present on 
Southern College campus 
to entertain the student 

The comedians will se- 

lect several students from the 
audience and try to make each 
one "crack up". The students 
who can keep from laughing 
will receive monetary prizes. 
Those who participate by 
going up front, even if they 
do laugh, will be given free 

Krisi Clark, S.A. Presi- 

dent, says that the S.A.spon 
sored event is "free for ev- 
eryone" and she expects t 
to be "absolutely hilarious!' 
And, after all, in the fact 
of such a serious thing a 
classes, homework, and 
passing the semester, 
could afford NOT tc 
time out to laugh? 


There will be a Giant 
Pumpkin Festival on 
October 3 & 4 in Allardt, 
Tenn. There will be a 
weigh-off, tasting and 
judging, and other activites 
including the crowning of 
a King and Queen. Call 

Southern Accent 
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P.O. Box 370 
Collegedale, TN 




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__J^2^of^S^mC^^ bi i en t newspaper. P™"""ence 

Volume 48, Issue 4 




By Christa Raines 

fclumni Homecoming, Oct. ^~~M 

9-Nov. 1. Wewelcomeyour £—\ 

nsastowhatshould A 

e included in the time cap- ^t 

Lie. They should be sent to ^J 

e Alumni office by Tues- U) 
fcy, Oct. 20. Primarily items 

lirectly related to the college ft 

II be included. Those sub- U 

hitting suggestions that are P 

|ed will receive a mug or T- _* 

t. If more than one person C^ 

|ggests an item that is used, ^t 

e will be a drawing for fh 
winner. Hurry and get 
i ideas in. 

Hst chance for create-a-date, 
■tober 19. Get your winning 

f Fall Road Rally - October 
nusic building park- 
igistration at 10am, 
i'y at 1 lam. Registration fee 
I $5.00. Sign-up sheets and 

l 01 ^ information a , 

■ Student Center desk. 

H do you feel about South- 

P audents at the movies? Dis- 


f* practical jokers. p. 8 

Thatcher Hall's East Wing repairs 
are done, and residents have moved 
into their permanent rooms. The 
repairs were to be originally fin- 
ished on September 16, but they 
took longer than was expected. 

Women were staying in the an- 
nex and Conference Center while 
they waited forthe big move. When 
asked what living in the annex was 
like, freshman Sheila Bennett ex- 
plained, "It was like living in a dun- 
geon. Nosunlighttouchedmyroom, 
There is no comparison with the 
annex and the great room I have now 
with a window that actually faces 
the outside world." 

Although repairs took longer 
than expected, many residents feel it 
was necessary. "The new showers 
are void of black mold," said Tonya 
Crangle, Wellness major. 

Regardless of the fact that it 
took more than the projected amount 
of time, the general opinion seems 
to be that it was definitely well worth 
the wait. 

I during the 

Andrew Wilson and Shoni Sayles share a 
Call Book Fair Saturday. Returning student r 
showed offsouveneirs and relived memories. Students wish- 
ing to become student missionaries will gel their chance soon 
after Christmas. 

Magnifying Christ through missions 

I / f By Kevin Martin \ 

Sights and sounds of distant lands 
permeated the air in the Student Cen- 
ter Saturday, October 12. 

Under the direction of Leslie 
Brooks, Collegiate Missions Club 
Director, returned student mission- 
aries set up booths displaying vari- 
ous cultures. 

This fair was a chance to talk 
with student missionaries and listen 
totheir experiences in countries quite 
different from our own. SM's 
brought photo albums and pictures 
of the areas where they did their 
work. Others brought articles of 
clothing and household items char- 
cofparticularcultures. Many 

l dressed up in traditional cos- 

Slide programs were presented 
of such places as England, Taiwan, 
Honduras, and Guatemala just to 
mention a few. Other countries rep- 
resented at the booths were Yap, 
Truk, Pohnpei, Paiau, Kosrae, 
Majuro, Mexico, Japan, Ebeye, and 

The Call Book itself is a listing of 
job openings in mission fields all 
over the world. The new Call Book 
was not available because the Gen- 
eral Conference has not yet pub- 
lished it. It won't be out for another 
month or two. The delay is not due 
to lack of organization of the club. 

"A couple of places I'd like to go, 
especially after seeing the slide pro- 
grams, are Palau and England," said 
Tammy Harvey. "The only real dis- 

appointment was that they didn't have 
the new call book." 

Shannon Pitman, who was a stu- 
dent missionary in Thailand, said, 
"It's definitely a worthwhile experi- 
ence. I met people from all over the 
world and many new friends." He 
also said that some may not want to 
go back merely for the country itself, 
but to go back and visit with friends. 

There were opportunities for 
cording messages to be sent to n 
sionaries already abroad. Also, no 
could be written to SM's as a mei 
of encouragement and support or si 
ply to say "Hello." 

The Call Book Fair gave stu- 
dents a chance to join the Collegiate 
Missions Club and to be a part of 
Magnifying Christ through Missions. 

Page Two 


Editorial Fight the Real Enemy 

James A. Dittos 

A strange thing happened last 
week on Saturday Night Live. 

It had nothing to do with the 
Church Lady, Opera Man, Weekend 
Update or Deep Thoughts. It had to 
do with what's left of religious lib- 
erty in our world. 

Sinead O'Connor, the controver- 
sial rock star from Ireland, was guest 
artist on the show. And she pulled a 
controversial surprise. 

You may not remember Sinead 
O'Connor. She hit the charts three 
years ago with a song called, "Noth- 
ing Compares 2 U." But her album, 
was full of bitterness. Songs like "I 
Am Stretched Out On Your Grave" 
railed a^.imsl social injustice in En- 
gland and Ireland. She caused a 
furor several summers ago in Con- 
necticut by refusing to allow our 
national anthem to be sung before 
her concert. She even cancelled an 
appearance on Saturday Night Live 
once before because of her abhor- 
rence of guest host, Andrew Dice 
Clay's comic attacks on women. 

To put it simply, O'Connor is so 

outspoken, that the BBC's rock mu- 
sic station once did a newscast with 
messages thai followed news stories 
that said, "Sinead O'Connor had 
nothing to say on the matter." 

On Saturday Night Live, 
O'Connor covered the song, "War," 
by reggae great. Bob Marley. As the 
song closed, O'Connor said to the 
audience, "Fight the real enemy," 
and ripped up an 8-by-12 picture of 
the pope. She ended by blowing out 
a few candles, and exiting before a 
stunned Saturday Night Live audi- 

That the incident caused an up- 
roar is not surprising. We Ameri- 
cans always rise up to defend the 
cast [gated, yet seldom do we stop to 
think about the root of these activi- 
ties; seldom to we pause to see the 
same deficiencies in ourselves. 

O'Connor comes from a country 
divided by religious war. The Re- 
public of Ireland suffers from 600 
ycarsof English domination and now 
shudders under the equal burden of a 
religious war in the North, which is a 
battle zone divided between Catho- 

About Accent 

lie groups like the IRA who would 
have the North join the Republic, 
and loyalist, anti-terrorist terrorists, 
who defend the English province. 
Religious wars have never ravaged 
the United States. Ourreligious rights 
were among the first things guaran- 
teed in the constitution, but there are 
those that would encourage religious 

In this election war, forces are at 
work to divide this country along the 
concocted lines of "family values." 
What I saw at the Republican Con- 
vention in August was a party that 
was so far Right it was wrong. Re- 
publican leaders like Pat Buchanan 
and Pat Robertson declared that the 
time had come for a "religious war" 
to champion "family values" (Time, 
September 20). Later in his cam- 
paign, President Bush chastised the 
Democrats by saying, "Their plat- 
form left out three important letters, 

But can America really be di- 

vided between those who wearij 
white hats of prescribed values and! 
the "elite" who wear the black ones'! 
After all, if the founding fathers hail 
found "traditional values" intrinsic! 
to the well-being of our nation,! 
wouldn't they have included them X 
the constitution, too? 

Enough lives have been lost fight-L 
ing for Christian values in the lagl 
1500 years. It's time for Christian! 
to get out of the fray. As American! 
we have no business fighting reli-f 
gious wars, and as Adventists v\ 
need to stop the squabbling over val-l 
ues that has clogged the ^crcnropin-l 
ion page these last two issues. Tttfl 
debate in itself should undersconl 
the broad diversity in Christian val-l 
ues, even among students here oil 
campus. I 

Fellow Americans, fellow Cnrij-1 
tians, it's time to nip these "religioutl 
wars" in the bud. Intolerance is Ihtl 
father of every stupid thing. 

It's time to fight the real enemy! 

Accemftiilt'd io a 

r Hi. I -\, 

villi the picture of President Bush o 

Eric Gang, a "Calvin Coulidge 
Republican," and Alex Bryan, a 
"Jimmy Carter Democrat," have 
fought out the issues in Accent's 
'Advocates" column tor lour weeks 
low. Their debates have added per- 
spective to Accent's complete cov- 
erage of the election. 

Eric, a Sophomore prc-law ma- 
jor as well as chairman of College 
Republicans, and Alex a Senior the- 
ology major, haven't restricted their 
attacks to George Bush or Bill 
Clinton, either. "It surprises me that 
Alex Bryan is a Democrat," said 
Eric, "He's a WASP. He's not 
lacking in anything." AJex wasn't 
surprised at all that Eric was a Re- 
publican. "He likeselitist words just 
like he likes elitist policies," said 
Alex, " policies that fail to lake into 
account the needs of the common 

Eric's "elitist words." like 
cummingling, adulatory and accrued, 
have sent Accent readers scrambling 
for their dictionaries, and our copy 
editor, Melissa Shook, in a quan- 
dary. Eric defends himself by say- 
ing, "I just try to throw out good, 
logical facts that anyone with rea- 
sonable intelligence could assimi- 


Both will boldly tell anyone 
about the other party. "A Republi- 
can." says Alex, "is the oversized 
animal at the circus that the little 
man has to clean up after." 

Ironically, each one has a deep 
feeling that their party will lose. "At 
this juncture," said Eric, using a well- 
worn Bush phrase, "if Bill Clinton 
becomes president, the American 
people should be ashamed of them- 
selves." Alex was equally bitter. 
"George Bush will win," he pre- 
dicted, "Because the American 
people are gluttons forpunishment — 
and because money buys power." 

In a campaign of overstatements, 
low blows and dirty tricks, the No- 
vember 3 returns will come as a 
welcome relief. But for this editor, 
the overstatements, low blows and 
dirty tricks in the "Advocates" fea- 
ture will be sorely missed. 


James Dittes 
Assistant Editor 

Angie Coffey 

Politics Editor: Alex Bryan Ad Manager: Calvin Simmons 

Religion Editor: Curtis Forrester Copy Editor: Melissa Shook 

Sports Editor: Eric Johnson Typist: Jeannie Sanpakit 

1 . i1V>. t > le Editor: Beth Mills Circulation: Greg Larson 

Sean Pitman Cartoonist: Clifton Brooks 

Photo Editor 

Rick Mann 

Dr. Herbert Coolidge 

Staff Writers: Sabine Vatel, Brenda Keller, Michelle Lashier. 
Thomas Faulk, and Andy Nash 

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^ollegedale Connector to improve access to 1-75 

By Brenda Kellar | 

Northbound travelers can look 
ard to using a new route to 1-75. 
jction began this summer on 
llegedale Connector project, 
is now well underway. 
■ new, two-lane road will be- 
\pison Pike near the Lifecare 
and end at Old Lee Highway 
ewah near the Racetrac gas 

State Representative David 
;land says the project is neces- 
because "the way this commu- 
is growing, access had to be 
ide." The Ooltewah/Collegedale 
is the fastest growing part of 
imilton County, with an estimated 
percent of county building per- 
ls during the past ten years being 
ued to East Hamilton County, said 
ipeland. Another reason for the 
is long-haul trucks of 
:KeeFoodsCorporation, Hamilton 
nty's largest employer, must go 
of their way to access 1-75. 
:'ve been requesting helpforover 
years for entering the Ooltewah 
lerchange," said Jack McKee, ex- 
ire-president and chief op- 

eratingofficer. "Presently ourtrucks 
are blocked by the low railroad bridge 
in Ooltewah. This won't effect our 
trucks going east and south, but it 
will cut off 12 miles round-trip for 
northbound trucks." In 1986, the 
corporation invested $ 1 50,000 in the 
project to help with early research 

The new route should alleviate 
some congestion on Apison Pike and 
also bring economic activity to the 
area. "The Connector will open up 

desirable land for industrial and com- 
mercial development," Copeland 

But many home and landowners 
near the site are discontent about the 
construction of a new road in their 
backyards. Leon Hayes, who has 
owned his home beside the site for 
five years, says, "At first I was mad 
and disgusted. This is the first place 
I've owned. It's not much, but then 
the state came in and messed up my 
yard, my scenery, and my privacy." 
He says he has lost interest in caring 
for his lawn " now that there is a 
drainage ditch right at my door." 

"Anytime you build a road you're 

Copeland said. In the beginning, the 
plan was to use the existing 
Oolte wah-Ringgold road as the route 
to the Ooltewah interchange. But 
this would have greatly increased the 
traffic flow and sent large trucks past 
Ooltewah Middle and Intermediate 

A major part of the project is the 
plan to route the road under the rail- 
road tracks. Mike Howard, County 
Engineer, says, "Anytime you can 
avoid having the road go over the 
tracks, you want to do that. It won't 
be as hard since the tracks are al- 
ready elevated in that area." 

The contract allows for 300 work- 
ing days, which means that the road 
should be completed in the fall of 
1993. This period looks short when 
compared to the time required for 
otherroad construction projects. "It's 
not uncommon for completion of a 
major road to take 15-20 years," said 

According to the Tennessee De- 
partment of Transportation, the 
project's construction cost will be 
$4.8 million. Adding $1.5 million 
for land acquisition, the total cost is 
at about $6.3 million. Funding is 
split equally between the state and 
Hamilton County. 

southern in the pits 

■CSA to install sandpit volleyball courts 

■j J? By Michelle Lashier | 

■stallalmn of the long awaited sand- 
■olk-ybal] courts will begin by the 
I of the month, said SCS A Presi- 
itKrisi Clark. 

The Senate voted this week to 

nd approximately $7000 to pay 

'he construction of the sand-pit 

[olleyball courts. Student labor will 

^ essential part of the construc- 

in .CIarksaid. Students will install 

- rock and sand in the courts. "We 

ink students will respect and enjoy 

V«m more tfthey work onit,"she 


According to Clark, the building ™ m P le ' ed 
h» «mes from two places in the """ 
is well as $3300 allocated 

size volleyball courts. "[You can't] 
just dig a hole and put sand in," Davis 
said. "We're not doing a half job." 

John Appel has been a big sup- 
porter of the volleyball courts and 
was appointed as one of the leaders 
in the construction, along with Davis 
and Calvin Simmons. Appel agrees 
that the courts will be built. "They 
will have a special drainage system 
so water won't puddle up," he said. 

The court will be legal for beach 
volleyball tournaments, Clark said, 
but no tournaments outside of SC 
intramurals will be played here. 

Clark wants tc 

Health services moving to 

Move makes way for Student 

By Melinda Cross | 

'""last year's SCSA president 
S CSA sponsor K.R. Davis has 

but says no dead- 
line has been set. "Iwishwe'dstarted 
last month," she said. She hopes that 
the courts will be finished by the end 
of the semester. 

Any students interested in help- 

„ "^ch with the American ^ ^install the^c 
f^yball Association, finding out 
s PeciaJ measurements for legal 

, -hiHiM '.. 

Health Services will soon be relo- 
cated in what is now the east wing of 
Thatcher Hal! Annex. 

Moving Health Services (to be 
completed this school year) will make 
room for the financial offices to ex- 
pand. Student Finance keeps a lot of 
records and needs a lot of accessible 
storage space. 

Administration said they chose 
the new location so Health Services 
would remain on campus. They want 
it to be readily available to all stu- 
dents. The ideal is for both Health 
Services and Student Finance to be 
maximally efficient in serving the 

The plans have been made. Resi- 
dents who lived in the east end of the 

annex have moved. Renovation for 
the new Health Services will begin 
when workers have finished other 
work already begun in Thatcher. 

Students may wonder how 
Thatcher will house its multitude 
withoutlhatsectionofthedorm. Bill 
Wohlers, Dean of Students, said that 
more often than not. Thatcher has 
has enough available rooms to spare 

Anothcrconeem is parking space. 
Their are no plans to change the 
parking area. The row of parking 
spaces nearest the east wingenlrance, 
currently occupied by Thatcher resi- 
dents' cars, will be used for Health 
Service parking. 

the students. Admin 
to make the move without disrupting 
the service to students. 

Dr. Sterling Sigsworth v 
recuperating after a seri 

CABL is advocating 
"21 and Sober" 

j j / By Elena Jas \ 

A special group is celebrating 21 
years of being sober! 

InApril 1972,agroup of college 
and university students from across 
North America gathered at South- 
western Adventist College in Keene, 
Texas. They created a national orga- 
nization that would awaken campus 
interest in a temperate and well-bal- 
anced lifestyle. As a result. Colle- 
giate Adventists for Better Living 
(CABL) was organized. 

To this day, CABL has remained 
faithful to the founders' dreams. 
That's why CABL director Evan 
Adams said, "21 and sober" is this 
year's theme. 

CABL is a drug-free organiza- 
tion and takes a stand against to- 
bacco products, alcohol, caffeine, and 
other drugs. They encourage stu- 
dents to make the right choices for 
themselves. To live their convic- 
tions, and to keep in touch with God. 
They make a difference by impact- 
ing the community and planet as 

October 22-29 will be CABL 
week. Throughout this week the 
following events and activities will 

Rabid bat causes 
faculty trouble 

Oct. 19 & 20-Cooking classes in 
Summerour Hall, 7:30-9:00 pm. 

Oct. 22-DeWitt Williams, from 
the North American Division/Health 
and Temperance, will speak for 

Oct. 23-DeWitt Williams will 
speak for vespers. "CABL Cafe" 
will be held after vespers. 

Oct. 24- "Almost Anything Goes 
Party," 8:30. 

Adams encourages students to 
attend thisevent, "there will be LOTS 
of prizes, cash and fun!" he said. 

Oct. 25-Joint worship at the 
church. Phil Garver, Chairman for 
the P.E. Department, will be the 

Oct. 26-28-Topics on health and 
temperance will be presented at dorm 
worships by various speakers. 

Oct. 29-To conclude CABL 
week, Phil Garver will speak for 

Adams includes that there will 
be a cash prize of $ 100 to the person 
who designs the best logo for "21 
and sober." This contest will con- 
tinue until October 30. Those inter- 
ested may contact Evan Adams in 
the CARE office 238-2724. 

By Melinda Cross | 

A bat landed on Dr. Sterling 
Sigsworth's shoulder Sabbath after- 
noon, September 19, scratching him 
and infecting him with rabies. 

Sigsworth, chemistry professor, 
dropped by Hackman Hall to check 
on some non-work related matter. 
He had just stepped up onto the back 
porch/loading dock, when something 
suddenly fluttered down and landed 
on his left shoulder. 

Sigsworth initially thought it was 
"some rather large insect." Realiz- 
ing that the "insect" was actually a 
bat, he reacted immediately. "I sus- 
pected rabies, due to its strange mid- 
day behavior," said Sigsworth. 

Using his keys, the surprised pro- 
fessor knocked the bat to the ground. 
He captured the bat with a large 
styrofoam cup and a piece of card- 
board. "It*sbetterthatitwasme,and 
not someone who wouldn't suspect 
rabies, " said Sigsworth. 

He taped the cardboard over the 
top of the cup with masking tape and 
again with duct tape. Sigsworth 
punched air holes in the cup and left 
the bat in his office the remainder of 
the weekend. 

Monday, Sigsworth took the bat 
to the Environmental Health office 
of the Hamilton County Health De- 
partment. Wednesday morning he 
received word that the bat had tested 

positive for rabies. That s 
noon, Sigsworth began the series! 
intramuscular, post-exposure rabid 

Although the injections a 
longer given in the stomach, theyan 
still unpleasant at best. The s 
consists of six injections int< 
shoulder muscles. One injection A 
immunoglobulin and Five injection 
of the rabies vaccine are given i 
alternating shoulders over a pe 
of time. The total cost for the & 
is approximately $1,000. 

Sigsworth's bat encounter 
though unfortunate, was the ex 
tion. There are a great deal of m 
conceptions related to bats. 
"America's Neighborhood I 
Merlin Turtle said there are tw 
eases bats can transmit to humar 
rabies and histoplasmosis 
getting diseases from bats is of™ 

myths, and superstition play a i 
role in most people's fear of b 
"Less than a half of one pt 
of bats contract rabies," said Tattk 
In more than four decades, pubu 
health records indicate that only l| 
people in the United States a 
Canada have died from t 
bies. In contrast, in the United Stal 
alone more than 1 people die g 
year from rabid dog attacks. 
people who don't handle bats, thel 
is no great cause for worry. 

Fundraiser gives WSM( 
leading advantages 


Melissa Bay ley 


Fundraising means a change for the 
better at FM 90.5 WSMC, Southern 
College'sradio station. Students and 
listeners will benefit from the 
$101, 125.00 brought in between Sep- 
tember 28 and October 8. 

Production majors will learn the 
current editing techniques. An 
airboard mixing system and a new 
editing system are to replace the 
equipment of the past. Students will 
be able to handle the equipment used 
by radio stations. 




with more clarity and improved 
sound. The new tower transmitter 

Mountain will attract new bstt 
due to its new expanded covi 
area. Twenty five miles to 
Knoxville are going to be add 
the current 90 mile listening n 
as well as improved coverage o 
downtown Chattanooga area. 

Digital audio records are replj 
ing the old reel to reel tape recordj 
Scissors will no longer be the tool 
editing. A new computer editji 
system will be the replacement- >■ 
"like editing a Word Perfect dtfP 
ment." said Jeff Lemon, directoj 
WSMC. Thenewsystemwon'tbrj 
down as much and will be cornpj 
ible with new equipment. 


few Faces 

By Richard Arroyo 

i-Carmen Gallego is the new- 
I edition to the Modern Lan- 
lage Department. She attended 
s Ceolegio Adventista de 
Igunto, and Collonges college 
1 France before receiving her 
i. in Theology. Later, she 
uired her M.S. in Teaching 
(ench from Andrews. She spent 
s at Broadview Acad- 
linois. She was then 
frited to be a full time teacher of 
and French at Southern 

"I like Collegedale very 
Jich" says Gallego. She plans 
|stay around for a while. When 
't teaching, she is playing 
iketballorbadminton. She also 
loys traveling. 

By David Curtis 

w of the many new faces at SC 

js year belongs to Sheri Hail the 

! *Health,PE& Recreation pro- 

>sor. Hall is in her ninth year of 

phing, having taught at Enter- 

t 15 * Academy for two years and 

NC for six years before coming 

} SC. She is a graduate of 

Jnorews University and Com 

fed her master's at Indiana 


_ Hall is very fond of her 
P home and she likes the 
F^e spirit at SC." She had 
really planned to go into nurs- 
l^ntil this job opening came 
8- Hall is also sponsor for 
^"ly Drama Club this year. 

Ne w physic s program implemented 

I / X By Cynthia Peek fc 

St. Petersburg University in Russia 
invites physics students for graduate 

Southern College and St. Peters- 
burg University plan an exchange 
agreement whereby Americans can 
earn the equivalent of a masters de- 
gree in physics and Russians can do 
diploma research in the physics de- 

Professors at St. Petersburg Uni- 
versity are able to teach in English. 
"Forgraduate students," said Profes- 
sor George Zhuvikin, "small class 
size is normal." The professor de- 
fined small as two or three students. 

"St. Petersburg University oper- 

ates under two systems," informed 
Zhuvikin. "There is the German 
system which takes five and a half 
years to get a diploma and then there 
is a system similar to the American 
style. Students can obtain a bach- 
elors degree in fouryears then choose 
to continue their education for one 
and a half to two years." 

Yearly tuition cost at St. Peters- 
burg University is between $4,000 
and $5,000 for fifth or sixth year 
students. Dorm charges are $300. 
Living expense for a spouse is about 

"It is easier for an American to 
live there," said Zhuvikin. "than it is 
for a Russian to come here." Rus- 
sians like the "exchange of hard cur- 

rency most Americans have. 

Tuition is free at St. Petersburg 
University for Russian students, 
therefore it's more affordable for 
them than coming to Southern Col- 
lege. Dr. Ray Hefferlin, chairman of 
the Physics department, believes 
about one percent of the Russian 
students will decide to come toSouth- 
ern. On the other side he says about 
ten percent of Southern's graduates 
may decide to attend St. Petersburg 

I m\ 


The University accepts 190 new 
students per department every year. 
Students and staff number about 
20,000. "The figures changed last 
year," Zhuvikin said, "because the 
economy changed." 

A cold blooded field trip 


By Amy Durkin 

On September 24. five students, with 
Dr. Bill Hayes, traveled to 
Appalachicola National Park and St. 
Marks National Wildlife Refuge in 
Florida. The goal was to catch vari- 
ous species of amphibians and rep- 
tiles for their Herpetology class. 

"The trip was a big success," said 
Hayes. In three days the group col- 
lectedovertwenty-fivespecies. They 
also caught five different kind of 
snakes including a large cotton 

Student Scott DeLay was very 
enthusiastic about the trip, "I used to 
go out and collect these things for fered at Southern. It will continue to 
fun and now I can get credit for it", he be taught in alternate years with Ver- 
exclaimed. tebrateNaturalHistory. Bothclasses 

This is the first time in three willincludetripstoFloridatoachieve 
years that Herpetology has been of- more experience with reptilians. 

Destiny emphasis on witness- 
ing through performances 

"We hope to open their eyes to the 
Holy Spirit, the saving powerof Jesus 
Christ and to make them aware of 
His soon coming." Said Maria 
Rodriguez, student director of Des- 

"I'm excited about what the Lord 
will do through us. "AswekeepHim 
the center of our group, as we prac- 
tice very hard, and as our friendships 
tighten, said Destiny member 
Brennon Kirsten. 

Rodriguez feels that this will bea 
good year for Destiny "because 
people this year are committed and 
focused, for all the right reasons. 
They all want to witness, and that's 
their main goal." 

! j J? By Lori Pettibone | 

Destiny Drama Company will be 
kicking off their 1992-1993 touring 
season with several performances at 
Georgia Cumberland Academy, Oc- 
tober 23-25. 

Other places Destiny plans to go 
this year include youth camps. Uni- 
versity of Tennessee, and several 

For their spring break tour. Des- 
tiny will perform at a young adult 
rally in Colorado for both Adventist 
and Non-Adventist Collegiate stu- 

The Troupe's goal for the year is 
to share Christ with their audiences. 

Studies of the 
media and the 

| / f By Tanya Wolcolt^ 

Media and the Election class meets 
weekly to discuss the past week's 
coverage of the election campaign. 
The group of 1 2, taught by Lynn 
Sauls and Volker Henning, come 
together every Wednesday over 
lunch. It is a one hour credit class, 
and will finish just after the election. 
The class is a discussion on how 
themediaeffecistheelection. "Hike 
the class because it's a discussion 
class, and you have a chance to give 
your opinion without worrying about 
memorizing information for tests," 
said Jennifer Speicher, a junior jour- 
nalism major. "Instead of learning 
from just the teacher, I'm learning 
from my peers," said Andy Nash, a 
junior journalism major. 


The election and religious liberty: 

What Adventiste need to know 

No Seventh-day Advenlist should issuesatmeUniversityofNotreDame. from the extreme right than from the 

vole without thinking through the reli- He said, "Our government can be the left. Also, it is conservatives nomi- 

gious liberty issues. God tells us that protcctorof the freedom of every faith naled to the supreme court thai will 

church and state will unite in America because it is the exclusive property of ready that branch of government for 

to pass a Sunday law. 1 and every none. That is the promise of the First Sunday law passage. Clinton will 

principle of our Constitution will be Amendment guarantees of freedom of nommdtelirvrakandidaies.Bushcon- 

rcpudiatcd. : Advcntisls will bcblamed religion and separation of church and servative candidates, 
for moral conditions 
and considered iraim 
Saturday. 4 

; for keeping 

Each of us must never forget that If we want the Lord to come soon, 

as John Kennedy reminded the Baptist should we not elect a President who is 

ministers in Houston in 1960, when more likely to hasten the Sunday law? 

intolerance is turned lose, and I quote, Here is a paradox. While in every- 

"ioday I may be the victim, but tomor- thing else we work to "hasten" the 

row it may be you," until the whole Lord's return, we are to vole to extend 

fabric of our harmonious society is the time of opportunity for those ac- 

office for when they ripped. President Kennedy was right, ccpiingthetruth. God says, "There are 

partakers with them of To preserve our social fabric, we must many who s 

God says, "We cannot labor tc 
please men who will use their influ 
ence to repress religious liberty. . . 
The people of God 
place such 

Faculty Guest Editorial: 
Dr. Norman Gulley 

the end-time when America will l e 
the new world order, as evidenced a| 
the pre-run during the Gulf War. 
Just as the collapse of a divided 
Berlin and Communism happ ene <j4 
suddenly, so the "final movements! 
will be rapid ones." 14 Is the end of | 
the Cold War that time of peace 
before sudden destruction (1 Thess I 
5:3)? November 3 could be that lajl 
Presidential election before Christ^r 
return. How will y 

s which they commit while in always appreciate the wonderful di- Theysay.'Ifprophecyhasforetoldthe 

office." 5 Ask yourself which candi- versityoftheAmericantapestry. That enforcement of Sunday observance, 

date is more likely to violate the first is why. like so many Americans, I the law will surely be enacted,' and 

amendment separation of church and have been appalled to hear the voices havingcomelothis conclusion they sit 

slate. 6 ofinloleranceraisedinrecenlwccks — down in a calm expeciation of ihe 

Consider ihe facts. The Reagan- voices lhat have proclaimed (hat some event, comforting themselves with the 

Bush administration established dip- families aren'treal families. thalsome thought that God will protect His 

lomalic relations with ihe Valican. Americans aren't real Americans, and people in the day ol trouble. ButGod 

Reagan and Bush appointed a number one even said lhat what Ihis country will not save us ifwc make noeffort to 

of conservative members lo ihe Su- needs is a "religious war." Well, do Ihe work He has committed to our 

premc Court, a court that increasingly America does not need a religious charge..." 12 
is opposed to the separation of church war. It needs a reaffirmation of the One work God has charged 

and stale.' Bush promotes prayer in values ihai for most of us are rooted in us to do is to "work more earnestly 

public schools and lax money lo sup- our religious faith."* to delay as long as possible the 

port parochial schools. At the Repuh- Although we should not promote ihreatened calamity." 13 Voting 

lican convention Ihe chilling words "political parties" and bring division intelligently is one way to cause this 

about a religious war in the country in the church," we must vote according needed delay. The Bible is clear that 

where RepublicansareAmericansand lo principle. Ellen G. White names America will lead the rest of the 

others are not were from the extreme lempcrance 10 and religious liberty 11 world to worship the Catholic 

right. Is Ihe desperate questioning of issues as among two principles lhat church, and honor Us Sunday (Rev. 

should guide our voting. Canweknow 13:11-15). This could not be ful- 

for sure which candidate will violate filled while there were Iwo super- 

the first amendment? No. But we do powers. Since that sudden demise of 

know thai we have far more lo fear Communism, we are catapulted to 

10 Ellen G.\ 

255; Gomel Workers. 

" Klk'n t! While, Sf.kvn.'.l. M.i-». 

Clinton's patriotism more ol the s; 
from Bush? 

On September II. 1992, CI in 

staled his position on the church-s 

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llVliat are die parties* major flaws? 

| Jm Republicans^ View One Democrat's View 


By Eric Gang 

^^t the Republican party is 

'X\ is the greatest of all false- 
Is. It too, just like the Demo- 
c parly, has many, many faults 
[^■shortcomings. The faults of 
Iftiarty are probably too numer- 
" t here, but I have ran- 
Jily picked three things that I 
lid like to eliminate from the 


First, I would eliminate Pat 
tson and the rest of the far- 
Ht extremists. This faction 
^Hiin the Republican Party, 
Iffiough well meaning, seems to 
o quick to make religion a 
mmental issue. As Adventists 
slieve in a very high and 
nidable wall between church 
ate, and these rightists don't 
this view. This is a topic that 
ays on the minds of 
uists, and rightly so. 
Secondly, I would elimi- 
■Ke [he memory of Watergate. 
WA' time the name Richard 
lj» n n is mentioned I hear nothing 

e parlance. Lamen- 
|Qle. the "dirt" has overshadowed 

mplishments of Richard 
■on. His rise to the highest 

i the land was an achieve- 

Senate Beat 

ment in itself. After losing to 
Kennedy in '60 and the gubernato- 
rial race in '62, critics wrote Nixon 
off as a political corpse. Then, as 
we all know, he triumphed in '68. 
Moreover, conscription was done 
away with during his tenure in the 
White House. Too bad Slick 
Willie didn't come along a few 
years later. 

Finally, I would like to 
mention a few people — not by 
name, of course— that I would like 
to eliminate. I would eliminate a 
few of the Supreme Court Justices 
whose beliefs coincide too closely 
with those of the religious right. 
The reasons for this, to Adventists, 
are obvious. I, just like any 
Adventist, hold my religious 
freedom dear. And when these 
Justices start interpreting the law 
how they want it, I get scared. 
Please, my dear friends, 
don't get me wrong. The Republi- 
can party is still a good party, and 
worthy of your support. However, 
like anything else, it has flaws and 
shortcomings. Similarly, President 
Bush has many flaws and short- 
comings, but when looked at in the 
context of who he is running 
against, he may not be that bad 
after all 

with Calvin Simmons 

I The '92-'93 SCSA Senate is 
ping care of business. IN its last 
■ting it approved the SCSA 
budget as proposed by Financial 
''rector John Boskind. In its first 
letting, the Senate opted to post- 
one approval until some ques- 
pons could be answered. After 
boskind entertained questions, the 
get was passed unanimously. 
Following, the elections com- 
S»W reported on its progress in 
:lec »ons for the two precincts, 
,n ;' <*ch in Talge and Thatcher, 
*'» be held on Tuesday, October 
F If you live in rooms 253-298. 
lecher, or 381-334, Talge, 
v ote with yourR.A. at night 

check that night. 

Good news, sports fans! The 
sand pit volley ball courts was 
approved unanimously. Work is 
expected to begin soon. The Sen- 
ate appointed a committee to or- 
ganized student labor in the 
project. Members include: Rich- 
ard Arroyo, John Appel, and 
Clavin Simmons. 

The Writer's Club petitioned 
the Senate for support in produc- 
ing this year's LEGACY. If you 
enjoy prose. either reading orwrit- 
ing, then tell your senator what 
you think about SCSA supporting 
a student project in the form of 


Alex Bryai 

When asked to clean the closet of 
the Democratic Party I feel a bit like 
the hospital janitor who was asked to 
clean the already sterilized operation 
room. But we must never rest on our 

Three things which I would rid 
from the Party. 

ONE. The opinion that we must 
purge certain groups, special inter- 
ests, or viewpoints. The beauty of 
the Democratic Party is in its wide 
diversity. Inclusion rather than ex : 
elusion has been the overriding phi- 
losophy of our party in recent his- 
tory. Those who claim we must 
separate ourselves from diversity 
opinion and minority influence are 
wrong. We must continue to be the 
umbrella that the Republican oppo- 

TWO. The memory of the 1988 
campaign. How on earth can we 
blow a 1 7 point lead in the polls and 
lose to George Bush? And by the 

way, Mike Dukakis looking foolish 
in the army tank is the best image I 
have of the whole year. What this 
country needs is a President who 
doesn't look or feel so comfortable 
in tanks. Orinusingtanksand planes 
and guns to kill. But, none-the-less, 
losing in *88 showed just how vi- 
sionless the Democratic Party was 
four years ago. 

THREE. The deficit. Yes, we 
Dems share the blame right along 
with Reagan, Bush, and the rest of 
those tight-wingers. Our policy is 
good but our responsibility has been 
non-existent. There is no excuse for 
the embarrassing way Democratic 
Senators and Congressmen have 
wasted tax revenue while spending 
what was not there. Philosophically, 
Democrats are economically ad- 
vanced in comparison with Republi- 
cans. But we, like they, are miser- 
able devoid of any spending engen- 
dered by waste itself. 

And now we are perfect. 

President debate wrap-up 

By Alex Bryan j Clinton was generally well-pol- 

^^.^^^■^^■■^^■^^^H ished in his answered yet seemed a 

Sunday night in St. Louis the bit programmed at times. Bush's 

first of three Presidential de bates was answers were not ai ways smooth but 

held. George Bush, Bill Clinton, and seemed less regimented than 

Ross Perot fielded questions from Clinton's. 

four reporters for about 90 minutes. In viewing this battle in context 

The most memorable moments ofthelargerstruggle it wouldappear 

from this debate came from the lips thai Clinton would be satisfied if die 

of Perot. His frequent attacks on next debates In lis [his one. With a 

bush and the "Washington establish- sizeable lead in the polls any debate 

ment" brought both applause and which provides no real boost to Bush 

laughter from the studio audience. is to Clinton's advantage. 

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By Arthur Chamberlain 

Dan's hands trembled as he ap- 
proached ihe [healer window. "Whal 
movie would you like lo see?" asked 
the attcndanl as Dan timidly stepped 

Glancing quickly over his shoul- 
der he hesitantly replied, "Pinocchio." 
Suddenly the turmoil inside his mind 
climaxed as lie remembered the words 
of his parents. "Now Dan, if you ever 
go to movies, your guardian angel 
won't enter because of the sinfulness 
that abounds in that Den of Iniquity," 
When asked about Southern's 
movie attendance policy, Vice Presi- 
dent of Student Affairs Bill Wohlers 
referred lo the student handbook: 'The 
college docs not condone attendance 
al motion pictures theaters. Atten- 
dance al Ihe theater may result in dis- 
ciplinary action." 

And ycl a 1992 survey of 365 
Southern students showed thai 82.2% 
of Southern students have al one time 
or another viewed a movie in a cin- 

Whcn asked how many movies 
they allendcd in the last year, the an- 
swers ranged form to over 50. About 
40% of those interviewed walched 1 
or more movies over ihe last year. 

Over 77% of the siudenis were 
fully aware thai they were breaking 
the rules when they went lo movies. "I 
feel il is a personal choice and I don't 
feel the College Administration has 
the right to tell us whal lo do," said a 
junior elemenlary education major. 
"We are old enough to make our own 

Southern students use various cri- 
teria in deciding which movies to at- 
tend. "1 look at the ones in which 
controversy is evident," said one Jun- 

"I like the story-line involved. For 
instance, my kids will be looking al 
Balm: omic books. I want uiem 

if 'mow Batman really is." 


have attended 

Sean Rosas, a junior History ma- 
jor, has a different perspective. "Hook 
for conlent in them. I listen to the 

critics talk about theme and elements. 

Some previews giu- a l.nrh guodmdi- 

Rosas took a more analytical ap- 
proach. "Be open-minded, yet criti- 
cal. We must seriously look at what 
we put into our minds." 

Not all students attend movies. 
"When I was younger, I didn't go to 
movies because of my parents," said 
Lori Pettibone, junior public relations 
major, "several times when I sat down 
to watch a video I got up and turned it 
off in the middle of the movie because 
I was so offended. It's much harder to 
do that when watching a movie in a 

Some students hold religious con- 
victions concerning movies. "I feel 
you are not in a spiritual form of mind 
when you attend the theater," said 
freshman Religion major Marshall 
McKenzie. "When people go to mov- 
ies they look forward to the swearing 

15 October 1991 
and other aspects. If they wer 
spiritually inclined, it would r 
part of their life." 

Other students just don't think if 
agoodidea. "Idon'lthink movies r 
the best for Christians," said freshma 
Religion major Anna Mae Warner. - 
don't think Jesus would like t 
found with me in a theater." 

"I don't agree with people whoc 
to Basic Instinct and then say Jes 
would be there sitting beside ihern, 
said sophomore Accounting majorB; 
Ziesmer. "You have to draw the lis 

Overall , the survey indicated m 
students are al least somewhat cril. 
of the films they attend. While il 
have different criteria in evaluaii 
those movies, they are at leas! thin! 
about what they are putting i 

lor .' 

I plm 

artistic value," said James Eldridge, a 
religion major, "Previews and critical 
reviews are important tools in analyz- 
ing films." 

Other students look at the long- 
lerm effect of viewing a particular 
movie. "When deciding on which 
films to view, I wonder if! will regret 
seeing the movie once I've viewed it 
and had lime lo think about it," said 
Bill Hawkes, an Engineering major. 
"I have seen some movies that after 1 
lefl Ihe theater I wished I had never 

Few students interviewed had any 
concern for the ratings of the film. "1 
could care less about rulings," said 
Physics/History major Greg Camp, 
"For the most part, they are meaning- 
less." Camp continued, "I don't think 
Jesus is blind to reality, Christ never 
walked in rose gardens. Movie atten- 
dance in and of itself is not immoral; 
while I don'l think Jesus would attend 
just any movie, I think He would at- 

All of the students interviewed 
had some advice for their fellow stu- 
dents about how to choose a film. 

"Decide whether you want to 
watch a movie for fun or for artistic 
value." said Camp. "If you choose a 
film forils artistic value, then sei guide- 
lines and follow them." 

Other students had monetary con- 
cerns. "I think if il becomes a habit, ii 
can become a bigger waste of money 
lhan any other form of entertainment," 
said History major Marissa Tucker. 

"Don't take everybody's a'ord for 
il," said Erhardt. "Look at the pre- 
view. If you have the lime and money. 

Joker stalks the dnei 

Accent correspondent Thomas Fan 
talks with the culprit 

Inspector Gadget would have the hardest time solving this one, I do beliei! 

Okay, picture this: 

It's around 10:00 and you wilh your fabulous date are just leaving 4j 
theater, quacking with laughter from watching the movie, "The Mighty Duia 
only to find a ticket stuck on your windshield that reads: 

"You have been spotted attending a movie by Southern College facuKJ 
Because it is againsl SC policy lo attend movies, please report to Dr. Wholes 
off Monday morning, October 2nd, at 9:00 a.m." 

Do what? 

So you follow through with ihe insiruction because, well, you'sl 
law. But, surprise! Dean Wohlers and his secretary know nothing of iS 
Scratching your head, you say: "Duh, whal do you mean Wohlers doesn't I 
anything about this?" 

Well he jusi DOESN'T. 

Leaving the office, your mind ponders nur expected questions. wi 
this happen? Who would do such a treacherous acl? I wani lo know whof 
off this . . . .PRACTICAL JOKE?? ! ! 

A practical joke? I didn't think ihey had those anymore. As McLaugW 
would say: WRRROOONNG!!! 

Saturday, October 3, one such practical joke left over 30 Southern si 
wondering if they were in trouble for attending a movie. 

I found oul who the culprit was. ( We won't be disclosing any names b 
we wouldn't wan! any sponlaneous assassinations occurring, now would*] 
Let's just use Bobetie). So I questioned what would prompt someone to* 
"I did it because everyone al Southern is so uptight," said Bobette. "No oi 
rocks their world, know whal I mean? You have lo admit, it was pretty E 00 
it/she/he added. 

Oh, yes, the joke exploded wonderfully. And many hearts ! 
irregular beats from this creative expedition. 

"It started out, my friend and I were just sitting around, bored, so 1 t 
aform and it said you've been spotted by Soulhem College, blah, blah, blah. ^ 
it had two typos so I didn't think il would be taken nearly as serious as A*\ 
But I came back to the school and two guys from Highland Academy. Bfl 
DaleandTory Bennett, were about to freak. We shot out about thirty ti " 
Regal Cinemas and Eastgate Mall. I ended up with twenty or so lefl over. 
started abut 8:45 and ended at 10:00." Acockedsmile ts worn on Bobetie's 1 
and I stan to realize that I have some sort of criminal genius sitting in frt"! 

"Honestly, I think this joke is hysterical!" said the carefree Bobelle 
it's the greatest thing since sliced bread." 

What did the olher accomplice have to say? "It was great fun! 
nothing else." 

No regrets, no fears. But just think. First it's a tintsy little practical, 
then it's thirty lo fifty for robbing beer trucks. 

Introducing: The Apple Dumpling gang of the Nineties. Betterwatd 11 
you could be next. 


faker was not late 

writing in response to the Joker release coverage entitled "Joker 
pleased. Finally," as it appeared in the last issue of the Accent. 

I felt that this article lacked objectivity by focusing on the "delayed" 
ilease date of the Joker, without inviting the staff or sponsor to comment. 
A misconception was created. The article reported that the Joker was 
leased late on the second try. In fact, the Joker was released on time 
wording to the staff schedule. The "first" tentative release date (at 
lobber's Detour) was set by SA, not by any member of the Joker staff. 
iere was a slight delay in the planned shipment, but this was not to the fault 
the staff, but to an unforeseen error on the part of the printers (they did not 
ive the right kind of paper in stock and had to re-order at the last minute.) 
On behalf of the hard working volunteers. Editor Jason Aggio and 
ronsor Judy DeLay (both of whom put in many late, late nights), and the 
s who made it possible, I hope that you will correct this error. 
Stacy Spaulding 
Joker Assistant Editor 


ton't get so personal 

In the October I "Letters to the Editor,'' a person was singled out and 
ilicized because of his beliefs. We are writing to express our disappoint- 
eni in the choice to print these letters. 
We believe students have a right to voice theiropinions and should do 
■o in this column. However, we feel issues should be addressed, not 
■pecific people. 

1 We ask the Accent staff to carefully consider the printing of letters 
Jvhich could hurt people's feelings. We challenge the staff to select letters 
■hat will aptly represent students' opinions without allowing mud-slinging 
^r condemnation. 

Michelle Lashier & April Nicholson 

What person was singled for his beliefs because he, himself, had stepped 
fnx'ard with them. Accent encourages an open discussion of campus 
?s and views personal stands on issues as legitimate as their re- 
uses. After alt, the original letter-writer, Mr. Bender, had singled out 
'»' o/Accent columnist, Andy Nash. It's a vicious cycle. It is also a 
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The Clop Continues 

It's Everywhere! Store win- 
dows, bumper stickers, and on nu- 
merous T-shirts and sweat shirts. 
The city of Atlanta and it's sur- 
rounding areas have been hit with 
tomahawk fever once again as the 
Atlanta Braves iry to repeal as Na- 
tional League Champions. 

Here at Southern, the crazed 
'"tomahawk chop" has hil full force. 
As I was walking up the stairs past 
the cafeteria yesterday, I passed 
Alex Bryan and David Beckworth. 
Their arms seem to be fixed in the 
"chop mode", with a faint chant 
coming from under their breath. 

It's amazing how one baseball 
have such an 

overwhelming effect on it's fans. 
For a lot of Brave's fans, the play 
offs have caused studying to be put 
aside until after the game orearly in 
the morning. 

Brave'sfcver has only begun to 
hit the campus of Southern. If the 
Braves do finally win the World 
Series, I wouldn't be surprised to 
see Grundset on the promenade 
doing the "tomahawk chop." 

This season has been a great 
one. and the best is still to come. 
And for those of you who may be 
Pirate or Red's fans, there'salways 
next year, and the year after, and 
well, you get the point. 

Scott Bowes escapes around right end during foot bul action. 

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3 1 


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2 1 


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Athlete of 
the Week: 

Christy Futcher is the quarter- 
back for Jennifer Brown's team 
and has been a key in running 
plays and leading the team on the 
field. During Brown's last game, 
Christy made several excellent 
passes that helped her team win tht 
game. Melinda Cross, a teammate 
of Christy's, states, "Christy is 

Quarterback Christy Futcher has ltd] 
Brown's team to second place 
women's division. 

always calm and seems to kni 
what to do and how to get it done." I 
For her passing and know-how, 
Christy Futcher is Accent's Athlete 1 
of the Week. 

Game of the Week 

Culpepper 27, Duff 26 terceptedonepassforDuffintheendl 

Sunday, October 1 1 , the only two zone and ran it back to past midfieli I 

unbeaten teams in A League faced The lead went back and forth for the I 

off. Bumey Culpepper lead his entire game, with Culpepper finally I 

team's attack with great passing and edging out Duff by a point, 27-26. j 
excellent rushing. Gary Welch in- 

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Saving your life may be easier man you mink 

|[ J X By Angie Coffey | 

I Many tell themselves, "My health is 

I fine. Why should I be concerned?" 

Ilhe truth is, if you're an average 

lAmerican, you could be on the road 

o destruction and not even know it. 

In America, diet is killing 

learly 400,000 people per year. It is 

; number 2 killer of Americans. 

i Ot M 


i be prevented by a change 

hat Bi g average person eats and 

The past economic situation 
s caused some long, hard looks at 
s health care problems of the na- 
m. Health care is one of the hottest 
iues on the presidential campaign 
[ballot. The candidates are spending 
: time pointing the finger and 
[citing the problems then offering real 
fcolutions. Specific programs will be 
to hide how we will pay for 
i. Whatever we get we will have 
|o pay for, and the price is high. 

Paying is something U.S. 

■knows all about. Last year, the people 

n this country spent $700 billion on 

wealth care - the highest per capita 

expenditure in the world. A recent 

federal study suggests that costs will 

e to $1 .6 trillion by the year 2000. 

We've all been told to eat our 

'egetables, watch our weight and 

f xercise, exercise, and exercise. But 

it has been repeated so often, we've 

Reamed to ignore the warning. "Your 

■future health is too distant to worry 

■about," says John McDougall, au- 

|thor of The McDougall Plan, "but 

e has a knife poised at 

| your chest, you're all ears." 

Today doctors are prescrib- 
iore exercise and better nutri- 
| tion. Corporations are opening their 
l-house wellness programs, 
and TV, news and health programs 
'ending out information faster 
I thanwecanunderstand.Buttheques- 
tion still remains, "What do I do 
| about my health? 

This year taking charge of 
your health is made easier with 
HealthFest, a five-day event spon- 
d by the non-profit organization 

for five days," said Jane Sines, 
director of HealthFest. 
"Citizens and professionals can take 
advantage of their expertise with only 
minimal charge." 

Health care professionals will speak 
on proper exercise, stress manage- 
ment, reducing high blood pressure, 
cancer prevention, mental health, and 

"The organization's goal is 
to promote healthful living through 
preventive maintenance. We wanted 
the speakers to be fun and exciting 
with information that is up-to-date 
and easy to understand, so we got the 
best we could find!" said Sines. 

The 32 member organization 
has scheduled HealthFest for Octo- 
ber 25 to 30 at the Chattanooga Trade 
and Convention Center. 

"We have 20 speakers, five 
days of events from 10am to 7pm, a 
fun/run walk with Dr. Cooper, and a 
vegetarian banquet with Dr. Ben 
Carson. We don 't know how we could 
make this event more exciting or 
informative!" said Sines. 

Dr. Kenneth Cooper, father 
of the fitness revolution; feels exer- 
cising safely and effectively can eas- 
ily become apart of a health lifestyle. 
Cooper was the first to apply the 
word "aerobics" in 1968. Since then, 
much has been said of the benefits of 
exercise and many have adopted 
simple regimens. 

This decade wants fast cars, 
fast information, and fast food. The 
wants of the society far outweigh the 
needs. Richard Neil suggests "cop- 
ing with stress effectively reduces 
the incidence of health afflictions." 
Although the probelm is complex, 
the solution still remains simple and 
almost free. It is the hands- and 
mouth- of every individual. Now is 
the time to Take charge of your 

I with the s 

"We i 

Jupplying nation- 
al recognized speakers such as John 
McDougall, an expert nutritionist; 
Kenneth Cooper who pioneered 
aerobics; and about 18 other speak- 

UTC Arena - Sunday, Oct. 24 
Ben Carson speaks "Unleashing 
Your Potential for Excellence" 
from 1-3. This is FREE to SC. 

- All events are FREE < 
12pm and 7pm sessions. 

- An all week event ticket is $25 
for students with ID. 

- Single Night Event $8 

- Single Luncheon Event $3 

i grandmother spend 

ng with each other. 

Schedule of Events 

Monday, October 25 

10:30 Dr. David Pitts 


12:00 Dr. Robert Creech, Luncheon 


1:15 Dr. Bemell Baldwin 


3:00 Betty Garver, RN 


4:00 Ellen Gilbert, RN 

5:00 Randy Webb 


7:00 Dr. Kenneth Cooper 


Tuesday, October 27 

6:30am Dr. Kenneth and Millie Coope 

r Fun Run-Walk, YMCA Down- 

10:30 Cyndi Creech, RN 

Prevention ■ AIDS 

12:00 Millie Cooper, Luncheon 


1:15 Dr. Bemell Baldwin 


3:00 Dr. KayKuzma 


5:00 Randy Webb 


7:00 Dr. John McDougall 


Wednesday, October 28 

10:30 Dr. David Pitts 


12:00 Dr. John McDougall, Luncheon 


1:15 Chris Rucker 


3:00 Panel Discussion - Dr. Phil Garver, Dr. Lavon Johnson, Dr. Charles 


5:00 Randy Webb 


7:00 Dr. George Sheehan 


Thursday, October 29 

8:00 Dr. George Sheehan 


Grand Rounds Medical Center 

10:30 Dr. George Sheehan 


12:00 Dr. Lavon Johnson, Luncheon 


1:15 Exhibits 

3:00 Dr. Richard Neil 


5:00 Randy Webb 


7:00 Dr. Richard Neil 


Friday, October 30 - Corporate Wellness Day 

9:00am • 1:00pm Charles Consultant for Steelcase, Inc. 

"The Healthy Office: Ergonomics, Air 

in, tin;,. I u-Jitin^," Americans 

with Disability Act," and "The Hitman Component." 

7:00pm Dick Schaefer 


Dr. Leonard Bailey 


First Person 


15 October 1992 ' 

Hot smnmer nights: 

Lori Cadavero (Jr., Psychology) and Millie White (Sn., Social Work) spent eight weeks last summer working for the 
Evangelical Association for the Promotion of Education (EAPE). The organization was founded by world-renowned 
author and lecturer Tony Campolo. Cadavero worked in Camden, New Jersey while White worked in Philadelphia, Penn- 
sylvania. They ran a day camp primarily for elementary school children living in public housing projects. In addition, 
individual tutoring in reading and math was provided for each child. They also held club meetings for junior and senior 
high school kids. White and Cadavero 's greatest challenge, as well as greatest reward, was sharing God's love through 
personal relationships with the children and their families. 

Loci's story 

"I'm gonna look for 
you in heaven. I 
won't forget you. 

And the children were wonderful. It was amazing to see such ops 
spirits, considering that many had been victims of sexual abuse, et 
Looking back, so many happy times with the children come to mind. 

I'll give you a little glimpse. In the middle of Bible class one da; 
teacherJohn,outoftheblue,said,"Let'salltick]eLori!"Ohboy! Thekio 
all thought this was a great idea. All thirty-three of my five- and- six H as | 
olds dog piled me. Or. . . 

Upon walking a couple of kids home one afternoon after camp, * 

year old Nicole plucked some lilacs and said, "foryou." Thanks. But wiry. I 

"Because I love you." And probably the most special memory I had w I 

achild happened on the last day of camp. Tahnia was sitting on my lap dun»8 1 

look for you in heaven. I won't forget you. Ever" singing time and at one point, impulsively tumeu to me and said, "I'm go | 

If any of you ever think to, pray for these children of Philadelphia and Camden. I'm so glad God hasn't forgotten them. 

Page 13 

challenge in the inner city 

iMillie's story 

Mantua is a place where color nor class matters. It'saptace 

where background doesn't matter; a place where a Southern, while 

girl can be accepted and challenged; a place where Jesus can be seen 

in the bright brown eyes of the children. 

This neighborhood has it usual woes: filth, poverty, crime, 

violence, drugs, and despair. Yet, in the midst of its ugliness, a spirit 

of courage, determination, and hope shines as brightly as a shooting 

star. Sadly, the blackness of the city night can smother its glow. 

While suburbanites hastily pur- 
sue their college degrees, BMW's, 
and high-paying jobs, the neglected 
youth of the inner-city struggle to 
find a sense of peace among broken 
crack vials, dead friends, and wel- 
fare checks. As politicians argue 
over election "agendas" and "family 
values" the people in Mantua still 
hope for the best, even thought the 
"trickle-downeffect" never seems to 

dampen their fiery trials. Yet, the pride of the people rises far above the misery and brokenness. 

Where does this strength come from? It is a simple belief that someone, somewhere loves and believes in them. This someone may be God, 

family, friends, or even a young girl from Tennessee who came to be among them last summer. Tragically, most white people are blinded by color 

to the unique needs and potential of those in the inner city. The people of Mantua are also color-blind, except they are better able to look past the 

skin to the heart beneath. 

If Jesus were here today, would He spend His time knocking on fancy doors of houses that are occupied by self-absorbed, materialistic 

citizens? Or would Jesus be walking the streets of inner-city conversing with crack dealers, dining in roach-infested housing projects, or playing 

basketball with a group of NBA hopefuls? You decide. The "things" of the middle class lifestyle seem to hide the true essence of the task God 

has called us to do: "Go ye unto all the world. . ." Shouldn't the bleak inner-city be a part of our comfortable, cozy world? 

"The neglected youth 
I oi (he inner-city 
■struggle to find peace 
I among broken crack 
■vials, dead friends, and 
I welfare checks." 

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Places to go . 

The Incline Railway: Moving 


By Deana Abdel-Malekl 

"A ride unlike any other. 
| tastic View!" "America's 

"The best hoagies south 
|of Philadelphia!" It may sound as if 
;se quotes have nothing in com- 
>n, bu they actually all describe 
e of the "most exciting" places in 
thattanooga — the Lookout Moun- 
in Incline Railway. 
Originally built on November 1 6, 
1 895, the railway is the steepest pas- 
incline in the world. The 
latural paths in the mountain side 
an excellent site for the rail- 
way which was built with dynamite 
1 picks. The first railway cars, 
de of wood and lacking wmduw v 
/ere powered by huge coal burning 
fengines and moved at a considerably 
efortheirday. Thetwomod- 
s each carry 44 passengers up 
fend down the mile long path in the 
itain. The cars run on a pulley 
m which moves the 1 2 ton train 
it a speed of 600 feet a minute. 
e faint of heart will be happy to 
aiow that the incline is also the saf- 
n the world, having a giant auto- 
ic break, manual brakes, and cable 
replacements every three year. In 
; , the only safety features were 
handrails forthe occupants seated by 
: open windows to grip on the 
[bumpy ride down! 

Starting 21 00 feet above sea level 
I at the top of Lookout Mountain, pas- 
I sengers can see five states on a clear 
I day. On the way down the incline to 
■ the Chattanooga valley below each 
I carpasses through Hamilton county, 
I Chjckamauga, and the Chattanooga 
| national military parts. The pan- 
v of the city is incredible. 

especially during the fall when the 
hardwoods are changing from green 
into rich oranges and reds. The view 
is also notable in the spring for the 
dogwoods and in the summer for the 

Before riding the incline, sweet- 
tooths can visit the Candy Connec- 
tion which makes candies fresh daily, 
or the Mile High Ice Cream Parlor, 
which I definitely recommend to all 
other ice cream addicts! The Incline 
Substation, located at the lower level, 
serves a wide array of sandwiches at 
reasonable prices. Gift shops are 
located at both stops and are filled 
with shirts, caps and toys for those 
young at heart. Located on the upper 
station is the free observation deck 
which is the highest overlook on the 

on up to the top 

If you're not one for great food or 
spectacular views you can try your 
hand at the videos games scattered 
throughout. Couples can test their 
intensity of lobe while those with 
more aggressive tendencies (which 
relationships tend to bring out also) 
can duke it out with a life sized 
mannequin who spouts insults at 
passersby, challenging them to test 
their "keen eyes and steady hands" 
by shooting at him. Both stations 
have big covered porches, wood col- 
umns and railings, and yellow and 
green wooden shops with steeply 
pitched red roofs. 

The railway cars leave every 
twenty minutes and run until 5:40 
pm every day of the year except 
Christmas. Theeightdollarridetakes 
a full ten minutes and is surprisingly 
smooth, swaying slightly from side 
to side. History buffs will enjoy 
listening to the narrative played which 
describes the various civil war battles 

A spectacular view of Chattanooga awaits all those who experience 
"America's most amazing mile." 

fought in the area. In fact, the view 
passengers gaze upon was once 
shared by General Grant when he 
looked out over the Tennessee Val- 
ley from the 

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breathtaking view of the sparkling 
city at night, and the sidewalks around 
the railway weave around beautiful 
old houses which arc set against the 
city lights below. 

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October 1992 

"In This Thing 

12,000 miles from home, Alvin Billiones and Somphone 
(Sam) Saenchanh tackle College, English and America. 

by Andrew C. Nash 

II is not your typical snapshot of 
SC dorm life. 

Alvin and Sam sit not on chairs, 
but on the floor of room #302, speak- 
ing not English, but Thai, eating not 
Doritos or Golden Grahams, but hoi 
noodles, using not a spoon or fork , 
but a chopstick. One chopstick? 

"That's all we have— one chop- 
stick," says a laughing Alvin. 

"1 could not find another one," 
explains Sam. 

But, then again, Alvin Billones 
and Somphone Saengchanh are not 
your typical SC students. Alvin, a 
luiiior Li 1111 puier science major, spent 
the first 20 years of his life in Thai- 
land. Sam, a sophomore religion 
major, fled alone into Thailand from 
communist Laos at age six, never to 
return. They mel in College-dale, 

Sam says the decision to leave 
his homeland of Laos was his own. 
"I went to my father," Sam says, 
"And said, 'Father, 1 want to go to 

"Peek yung mai khaeng por," 
responded Sam's father. ("Your 
wings are not strong enough yet.") 
But Sam's "wings" were strong 
enough, strong enough for the Lao- 
tian child to cross the Mekong River, 
his "swimming pool," on a piece of 
banana tree bark. Sam's relatives in 
Thailand (his father had contacted 
them) and a new freedom awaited 
him on the opposite shore. 

At age nine, Sam began, as most 
Thai boys do. a year as a Buddhist 
monk (Thailand is 99.7% Buddhist). 
It was not until Sam visited his uncle, 
a P.O.W. in the Vietnam War, at a 
refiigcecamp in 1988, that he learned 
the song, "Jesus Loves Me," and 
what it meant. (SC currently has 
student missionaries at the same refu- 
gee camp, Penatnechom.) 

uncle said. 

"What's church?" asked Sam. 
That same year, Sam became a 

Christian and began ti 

a English. 

Meanwhile, in Bangkok, a Thai 
Christian teenager named Alvin had 
mastered the English language long 
before. "English and Thai are my 
first languages," says Alvin, who 
had a lot of early contact with mis- 
sionary children. 

Alvin was bom on the tropical 
island of Phuket but later moved to 
the Adventist Hospital in Bangkok 
where his father worked in the finan- 
cial department. 

It was in Bangkok where Alvin 
noticed that, while Thailand had yet 
to embrace Western religiun. West- 
ern materialism had crept into his 
society. "Thai people never knew 
.invilimr .ihuut h.irsand all this until 
the Vietnam War. The Americans 
introduced these things. ... I have 
nothing personal against anybody, 
but (the war) did bring a lot of 
change." Thailand's prostitution 
problem, Alvin notes, is "mostly re- 
stricted to Bangkok." 

And, though they lived in a com- 
mon country at a common time, Alvin 
and Sam's initial meeting was not to 
be until last fall in the SC cafeteria. 
Doug Martin introduced the two. "I 
knew he was either Thai or Laotian," 
says Alvin of Sam. 

What Alvin did not know is the 
close fnendshipthe two would share. 
Whether they are playing soccer on 
Friday afternoons, attending the 
Spanish church on Sabbath, or 
thumbing through their Thai news- 
papers, Alvin and Sam find comfort 
in adapting to American life together. 

Alvin says that, since he grew up 
with Americans in Bangkok, he knew 
what to expect with the people here. 
But, he says, environment and cul- 
ture are different matters. 

Forexample, in Thai culture, it is 
highly demeaning to point the bot- 
toms of your feet at anyone. "The 
feet thing," says Alvin, "was some- 

Sam and 

thing I had to get used to." 

Something else Alvin and Sam 
have had to adjust to is the cost of 
American food. "I don't know why 
the food is so expensive here," says 
Alvin.jokingly. (In Thailand, a plate 
of fried rice runs about forty cents.) 

Or how about the American fas- 
cination with the sun. "We're scared 
of the sun," says Sam. "We don't 
want to get black." Most Oriental 
people think light skin is preferable. 

And then there is the issue of 

"When you talk to elders here, 
you can talk to them on an even 
level," says Alvin. "Back home, 
you're supposed to just listen to what 
an elder says . . . and it's none of your 
business to talk back to them." In 
other words, don't expect to hear 
Alvin and Sam shouting at their teach- 
ers this year. 

Related to respect is the way Thai 
people greet each other. They do not 
shake hands. Instead, they "wai" (by 
placing their hands together, chest- 
high, in a prayer-like position.) "I 
miss the wai," says Alvin. "It says, 'I 
respect you and you respect me.'" 

But, even with all the cultural 
differences, Alvin and Sam say they 
are enjoying their stay at Southern. 
Alvin works at Information Services 
while Sam works a full night shift at 
McKee's. "It's easy," he says. "A 
piece of chicken — or whatever you 
say." (It'sapieceofcake.butdon't 
worry, Sam, the idioms will come.) 

Alvin and Sam are not the only 
Thai-speakers on campus. Fresh- 
man Jeannie Sanpakit is also Thai, 
though she grew up in America. 
While studying overseas is nothing 
new forOrientals, Jeannie commends 
Alvin and Sam for being "brave and 

bonds; their culture and college. 


Speaking of brave and adven- 
turesome, Alvin and Sam say they I 
admire SC's student rr 
spreading the Gospel to ( 
like Thailand. Alvin says it is impor- 
tant that SMs respect the Thai cul- 
ture. "Thais have three main beliefs; 
the King, the religion (Buddhism), 
and the country. You cannot sepa- 
rate these. . . . You cannot look down 1 
on their religion." Alvin and Sam 
suggest that SMs to Thailand stay 
away from deep theology. "Stories I 
about Christ [work the best]." says 
Alvin. "It's the sincerity that mat- 
Someday, Alvin and Sam, too, 
will again make the journey around I 
the world to their homes. Sam hopes I 
to return to Laos as an Adventist I 
minister. "I want to do something | 
good for our church," he s . 

For now, though, Alvin and Sam j 
have only vivid memories— Alvr 
says he sometimes wakes up and I 
thinks he is back in Thailand-flf| 
their homeland. And they have each I 
other. And they have a God who | 
understands Thai. 

Alvin prays a prayer of thanks^ 
"I thank God for giving me good I 
parents and [for] being bom into a I 
Christian family. . . in a country like I 

And Sam prays a prayer of hope. 
"I pray every time." he says, "For 
[my family's] security and I also 
pray that someday maybe God win 
allow me to work through my fam- 
ily. I would like them to become 

Peek yung mai khaeng P°r- I 
Maybe one day Sam will be a 
show his father that his wmgs wen: j 

indeed strong enough after a 


a Adams assists Mrs. McKinney in the CABL cooking school last Tuesday 
I October. Cooking schools will be one of the features of Cable Week. See related 
irticle on page 4. 

Top Ten reasons to 
hate Midterm Break 

(From the home oSSce in Talge, Room B-14.) 

10. No informed Republicans around to fill in issues 
avoided by President Bush during debates. 

9. Choices, choices: buy a plane ticket home or do a 
load of laundry. 

8. Midterm grades. 

7. Nowhere to go but home; no one to see but Mom, 
Dad, and Aunt Jane. 

6. Some rich jerk will probably fly his girlfriend to 
Tahiti to clinch Accent 's Create-a-date contest (Deadline 
October 19). 

5. Between driving all the way home and back, there's 
just enough time to attend Sabbath School Saturday morn- 
ing before packing up and returning. 

4. As if this country weren't already in trouble, World 
Series to be played in Canada over midterm! It's the 
"Land of the Leaf vs. the "Home of the Braves." 

3. 3 term papers due on the following Wednesday. 

2. Name one vacation spot in Florida that hasn't been 
blown into the Gulf of Mexico in the last two months. 

1 . To paraphrase Shakespeare: Would a midterm exam 
by any other name smell so rank? 

ws of the Weird 

■ by Chuck Shepherd 


The local board of health closed 
I down the Wing Wah Chinese restau- 
n South Dennis, Mass., briefly 
[ in Augustforvarious violations. The 
serious, said officials, was the 
I restaurant's practice of draining wa- 
ter from cabbage by putting it in 
cloth laundry bags, placing them 
between two pieces of plywood in 
the parking lot, and driving over them 
withavan. Said Health Director Ted 
Dumas, "I've seen everything now." 


— In Zanesville, Ohio, in Au- 
gust, two fire fighters fought each 
other instead of the fire at Connie 
Rider's house. The assistant chief 
had warned one of the fire at Connie 
Rider's house. The assistant chief 
had warned one of his men, who was 
carrying a fire hose, not to get too 
close to a downed power line. When 
the man continued to approach it, the 
assistant chief pulled the hose to halt 
foe man's progress. The two men 
fell to the ground scuffling while a 
bystander grabbed the hose and 
fought the fire. 

— A Los Angeles Times story on 
fear of heights in July featured an 
interview with the psychotherapist 
who heads the Anxiety Disorders 

Association. He reported that one of 
his patients could cross the 200-foot- 
high Chesapeake Bay Bridge in 
Maryland only if his wife drove the 
car and locked him in the truck. 

— Australian professor Brian 
Taylor, head of the University of 
Sydney's Language Centre, told re- 
porters in August that the govern- 
ment should teach newly arrived 
immigrants to cuss as a stimulus to 
acculturation. However, he said, 
English cussing is much "weaker" 
than cussing in Russian, Hungarian 
or Spanish. 


— The European reported that a 
wildlife park in Smerset, England, 
booked a60-piece symphony orches- 
tra to serenade an elephant in order to 
encourage him to mate with one of 
the five females that have been avail- 
able to him for several months but in 
which he had not shown interest. 
Cost: about $18,000. 

—The most popular video in 
Sweden earlier this year was a 60- 
minute fireplace fire, shown from 
the point of ignition until it bums 
into cinders, and featuring a sound 
track of fire-crackling wood. Price: 

about $35. 

— Library officials in Sidney, a 
town north of Victoria, British Co- 
lumbia, report that a "mystery edi- 
tor" has been stalking the library this 
year, compulsively "correcting" text 
of which he disapproves. For ex- 
ample, long notes hand-written in 
margins of books explain why "the 
British Isles" is not the same as "Great 

— As of July, the Pentagon has 
awarded nearly fourmillion National 
Defense Service Medals for work in 
Desert Shield and Desert Storm, even 
though only 500.000 troops actually 
servedinthePersianGulf. Themedal 
will be routinely awarded to every- 
one in uniform until the conflict offi- 
cially ends. 

— Recently arrived on the mar- 
ket is a new computer toy, SimAnt, 
whose purpose is to put players in 
chargeofanantcolony. Thegoalis 
to conquer a suburban back yard and 
drive the residents form their home. 
Says the advertising brochure, 
"SimAnt is more than just a game. 
It's a way of life." 


In March, Steven A. DeFoor was 
arrested in Warren, Ohio, moments 
after allegedly robbing a downtown 
Bank One branch. According to po- 
lice, DeFoor planned to exit the bank 
building through an elevator. How- 
ever, DeFoor incorrectly assumed it 
was an automatic elevator. Actually, 
the elevator operator had stepped 
down the hall to help move some 
furniture. As DeFoor waited in the 
elevator for the door to close, bank 
employees pointed him out to arriv- 
ing officers. 


Alfred Abadie, 37, was arrested in 
New Orleans in September and 
charged with themurderof his: 
bor, Kurt King. According to i 
bors, the two had been arguing be- 
cause King had run his edging 
chine three inches into Abadie's yard. 

(Send your Weird News to Chuck 
Shepherd, P. O. Bos 8306. St. Pe- 
tersburg. Fta. 33738.) 



15 October 1992 

It % CJ# ▼• The Student is Always Right by Rick Mann 

The way American business 
treats customers has changed over 
the past decade. Managers and sales- 
men now understand that quality, 
service, and a semblance of a caring 
attitude is what keeps customers 
smiling and buying. Gone are the 
non-caring attitudes andhassling with 
unsatisfied buyers. Even if the bad 
attitude remains, at least it's covered 
over with customer relation depart- 
ments, toll-free numbers, and the 
"free Subway sub if we forget to say 
"Thank -you!'" 

But sometimes I wonder why the 
"customer is always right" attitude 
disappears when I talk to people in 
various offices on campus. It's as if 
the person behind the desk considers 
il out privilege to be there convers- 
ing with them — like we're the lucky 
ones. But for me, an $ 1 1 ,000 private 
education should be considered a 
service rather than a privilege. Is it 
too much to be treated with a little 
respect like a paying customer? I 
know I'll probably get short, terse 
and unsympathetic help at the De- 
partment of Motor Vehicles but not 
in an academic department or Wright 

Everyone has a favorite story to 
tell about mistreatment somewhere 
on campus, so here's one of mine. 
It's the recent but infamous, "Fi- 
nance Incident of '92" {please hum 
the theme to Dragnet for effect). I'll 
try to stick to just the facts, ma'am. 

One particular morning several 
days before registration, I needed a 
five-minute conversation with a fi- 
nance counselor to clear my registra- 
tion pass. I got there at 7:30 a.m. (30 
minutes before opening) to be one of 
the first in line. An hour and a half 
later I was still waiting because the 
staff were caught in an extended 
meeting. I didn't like the fact I had to 
wait, but I did understand the current 
stress level and the need for meetings 
with registration only a few days 
away, On the other hand, Ihadtobe 
at work by 9:30 a.m., so I calmly 
explained my situation to an office 
worker. I asked if the counselor 
could call me back for five minutes 
sometime that afternoon. 

"Sorry she isn't accepting any 
messages today," came the short and 
prepared statement. 

"Yes, I understand, but I 've been 
wailing for an hour-and-a-half this 

morning . . . could she please call me 
for just fiveminutes?" I asked again, 
"I won't have any time later this 
week to do this." 

"I'm sorry, but she can' t do that." 
"Why?" I asked, growing rest- 

"They're very busy right now 
and can only see you here in the 

"Okay, but I've been waiting for 

90 minutes already. . . it's not my 
fault Ican't wait another hour. . . it'll 
only take five minutes. . . ." 

"You'll either have to wait now 
or come back later." 

"I can't," I replied, becoming 
calmly perturbed. "I'll be at work for 
therestoftheday. Whydoyouthink 
I was here at 7:30 in the morning?" 

Okay, that's enough dialogue to 
get the gist of our, *ahem*, conver- 
sation. As I was walking out of the 
office, I bumped into Donna Myers 
who was walking out of her meeting. 
I quietly explained my situation to 
her and left her my work number. 
She called back later that afternoon 
and we worked things out. It only 
took five minutes. 

Donna understood that I should 

be treated like a paying customer, a 
mature adult, a regular human 
for that matter. I didn't demand I 
respect, immediate attention, oreven 
a hug from anyone in the office, just 
to be treated fairly and decently. 
Donna did that, as she always has for I 
the past three-and-a-half years when I 
working with me, and I appreciate I 
that. ! 

I have other examples of good I 
and poor service, but overall, there is I 
far more positive stories than nega- 1 
tive ones. The school's regis 1 
Mary Elam, went 20 minutes into her 
lunch houronedaytohelp me change I 
my major for the fifth time. 
Spears, a now retired business pro-| 
fessor, called me on the phone when I 
I missed several of his classes to se 
if everything was alright. And eve 
though I've never checked (and I'r 
not saying this for brownie points), 1 1 
know that there's always an openl 
door at the president's office. 

These are the examples tc 
low. This is how paying cu< 
ers— the students- — shouldbe treated | 
ALL the time. All we need no 
signs above the entrance of every I 
building that read, "A free three- [ 
hour class if we forget to say 'Thank | 

Calvin and Hobbes 

by Bill Watterson 


Zalv'm and Hobbes 

by Bill Watterson 


Cafeteria closed? 
Car out of gas? 


Sandwiches & Specials 


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by Bill Wallonon 


"Whaf s the worst thing you've ever done to yonr roommate?' 

Shelly Rauch, AS Lina Alexander, SO 

Physical Therapy Accounting 

"I haied her because she "I taped her talking about a 
was beautiful." guy in her sleep." 


-- -Jt. 

Mark Reams, FR 

I blew my nose on his 

Angie Millard, SO 

"1 told her blonde jokes 
until she got them." 

Harold Cornell,S0 


"I moved out on him 

Christy Futcher, SO 

Jose Bonilla, FR 

Nursing Business Administration 

"I hid her teddy bear that "I took a picture of my 

she always sleeps with." roommate when he was 

almost naked." 

Maria Rodriguez, SR Michael Hoffman, FR 

: Education 
"When she was taking a hot 
shower, I poured a bucket 
of ice-cold water on her!" 


"1 locked him out of the 
room while he w; 

Sean Pitman, SR 

"I cleaned the toilet wiib;| 
his washcloth and to 
tell him about il 


Victor Borge will be in 
concert Oct. 24 at UTC 
Arena. Tickets range from 
$15 to $100. Call 266- 

The Glenn Miller 
Orchestra will perform at 
the Dalton, GA, Junior 
High School on Oct. 22. 
Call (706)278-0168. 

The Chattanooga 
Symphony performs 
Thursday night, Oct. 15, at 
the Tivoli Theatre. Call 

On October 27, the 
Righteous Brothers will be 
in concert at Memorial 
Auditorium. Call 757- 

Billye Brown- 
Youmans, soprano, and 
renowned composer Jean 
Berger will be in concert at 
8:00 p.m. on Oct. 22 in 
Ackerman Auditorium. 
Contact the Music Depart- 
ment for more information. 


"Hats and More," 

exhibit of men's and 

women's hats, bonnets and 

Christie comedian nightcaps dating from the 


McMinn Living Heritage 

Mark Lowry will be at the 
Tivoli Theatre on Oct. 20. 
Call 757-5042. 

Museum through the month 
of October. Call 745-0329. 

Children's art from 
Wuxi, China, will be on 
display through Oct. 18 at 
the Hunter Museum of Art. 
Call 267-0968. 


The annual 1992 
Oktoberfest is being held 
through Oct. 24 in Helen, 
Ga. Call (706) 878-2181. 

Florence, Alabama 
will host its sixth annual 
Renaissance Faire on Oct. 
24-25. Call 1-800-648- 
5381 for more information. 

[Theatre ~\ 

The Little Theatre 
of Chattanooga presents 
The Lion, The Witch, and 
The Wardrobe on Oct. 17, 
18, 23, 24, and 25. Tickets 
are $4.00. Call 267-8534. 

rMisc l 

USA Pageant will be htH I 
Oct. 17 in Memorial Au&| 
torium. Call 889-2443. 

TheE.O. Grandsl| 
Lecture Series present 
James Adams, Ph.D., i 
7:30 p.m. on Octobet22i(| 
Lynn Wood Hall. 

The Miss Tennessee 

Southern Accent 

Southern College 
P.O. Box 370 
Collegedale, TO 


— v» 


( Aksent) n.l. a way of speaking unique to a particular region or group, v.,.2. to pronounce with prominence 

^ eofficmljouLhem Collegestudent newspaper. 

Volume 48, issue 5 Pre-election edition 

29 October 1992 I 

■ground advei 

pg. 16 

tEDED - Six students to 
nrk the phonathon in the 
i office. Calls will be 
from 6-9pm during the 
s of November and De- 
r. If you're interested 
.ailable at least three 

;s a week, apply 

Office of call Jan VlQ 

American Government students An- 
gela Dyer, Jennifer Schmidt, and 
Andy Nash debated the views of 
Clinton, Perot, and Bush Tuesday 
for 130 Spaulding elementary school 
students (grades6-8). Mrs. Haughee 
of Spaulding moderated theone hour 
debate while three student panelists 
asked the questions. 

As in the recent presidential de- 
bates, Dyer, Schmidt, and Nash had 
their share of sharp exchanges. This 
time the tone was a bit more friendly. 
Early on. Dyer compared President 
Bush's vision to a horse with blind- 
ers on. "Nothing will scare him," she 
said. "He won't do anything but plow 
in a straight row." 

"Bill Clinton," said Nash, "Says 
he stands for change, and that's ex- 
actly what he does --he changes what 
he stands for all the time." 

"As I see it," said Schmidt, "Both 
Bush and Clinton are ignoring the 
main problems." That, she said, will 
not happen with Ross Perot 

Standing up for their man 

g ) Tuition: how high will it rise? 

f And when will it leave SC students behind? 


IURE - Southerners express 


fACKMAN HALL" - will be 


laughs, scares, and a view of 

Hackman's Far side. $1 admis- 

f OUTH RETREAT - Novem- 
r 13-15 in Lynn Wood Hall a 
treat will be held. Sign 
■ U P by November 10 in 
(Chaplin's office or in the dorms, i 



I '«* at what has changed in 25 
I ^s at Southern. pg . 5 


I'^'Ons burn on the issue of 
l^gioiis liberty and the elec- 

On Tuesday, October 13, the 
College Board, a national coJIoLnaic 
organization, declared that the cost 
of attending public colleges and uni- 
versities have enlarged, far ahead of 
the government's financial aid, lo 
10% this fall. The increase 
was 13% last year. 

Julia Pinia, a financial 
aid specialist at UTC, said 
that UTC's out-of-state tu- 
ition has reached $4,838 per 
year. Tuition for in-state 
students has hiked to $ 1 ,670 
during the 1991-92 school 

Meanwhile, the tuition 
at four-year private institu- 

urrently averages $ 1 0,498, up 
percent when inflation rate 
was 3.1 percent. 

Last year, attending SC cost 
$7,100. Its 1992-93 tuitionis$7,500. 
Adding to this amount is about $3,200 
for room and board. SC ranks third 
for low expenses among the colleges 
operated within the Southern Union. 
It is preceded by Union College and 
Southwestern Adventist College 

which estimated costs are $10,610 
and $10,480, respectively. 

Ken Norton, SC's Director of 
Student Finance stated: "Our ap- 
proximate overall increase over five 
years is 5 to 6 percent. 

In this October's Student Aid 
News , higher education analyst 
Arthur Hauptman states that report- 




















S2.230 , 

ing changes in percentage hides the 
real dollar amount, and advises pri 
vate schools to maintain tuition in- 
creases to less than four percent. 
Higher education administrators 
don't feel it is realistic to expect 
tuition and fees not to augment while 
the inflation rate goes up. 

The July/August issue of Tim 
Journal of Higher Education ( 1 992) 
reports thai the national trend for 

state student aid funds has been a 
decline in financial aid despite "the 
greater inflation index." 

"Student have had a greater diffi - 
culty in meeting their financial 
needs," Norton said, "Because of 
costs that have increased without 
substantial help form federal funds." 
Consequently, affording higher 
education becomes a struggle for 
many. Yet.itdoesn'tseemto 
hinder the private school's 
enrollment. In fact, accord- 
ing to the "Chattanooga 
Times" (October 14, 1992), 
enrollment is up in the TN 

lieges arc the fastest 
growing institutions. 

Dr. Ron Barrow, VP for 
Admission remarked: "The 
proliferation of community 
colleges, of course, cause the stu- 
dents to rethink aboul spending 
$ 1 0,000 when they can spend $3,000 

SC, while it hasn't experienced a 
wide influx of enrollment, maintains 
rather steady numbers. 

Norton emphasized SC's stable 
status but added: 'Trying to keep 
pace with inflation while keeping 
tuition in an affordable range defi- 
nitely ferhairis a challenge.''" 

Page Two 

29 October I 

Editorial The most important editorial 

James A. Dittes [ W |H eve r Write 

In my last editorial I warned of a 
group ofpeople who wanted to cham- 
pion a "religious war" in America. I 
s pi'L-u laied nn hi iw religious wars had 
ripped apart other countries like Ire- 
land, and feared what it would do to 

But after two weeks of research 
into the issue of religious liberty, I 
have found I was wrong. There's no 
religious war coming to America. It 
ha\ already begun. 

Even today, Advcnlisls as a reli- 
gious minority have no guaranteed 
rights in the United States, due to a 
recent decision by thu Supreme Court. 

You may remember the case of 
Employment vs. Smith , also known 
as the "peyole case." The state of 
Oregon took the Native Americans 
Church tocourt to prohibit them from 
using the hallucinogenic drug, pcyoic. 

The court nol only sided Willi the stale 
of Oregon by a vote of 6 to 3, bul in 
the opinions written by the concur- 
ring judges the court slated that a law 
prevailed over religious protestation 
if ii was "facially neutral, generally 
applicable, and otherwise valid." 

How does this affect Advenlisls 
as a religious minority? Gary Ross, 

— About Accent 

What is it like to be Roomate l 
the Editor of Accent! It means tha 
you gel offered a job — ad man- 
ager — that is cushy and well-paid. 
Then you get to co-write Top Ten 
hsls; then you gel draficd to write 
Senate Beat; and finally you even 
gel to help (he editor pasic up Ac- 
iiwal the press. Slill sound cushy? 
Well paid? 

Invaluable is a word ihat appro- 
priately describes Calvin 
Simmons's place on the Accent 
staff. He is an integral pan of the 
operation and the driving force be- 
hind Create A Dale and our upcom- 
ing Pajama Issue in February. 

"I make people aware of South- 
em College," says Calvin, a senior 
Marketing/Spanish major. In the 
first two weeks of ihe school year, 
Calvin went out on a mission and 
brought back ihe ads that fill ihe 
pages of Accent and pay for the 
printing and staff costs. Calvin 
wants ihese ads io let students know 
about what Chattanooga has to of- 
fer, but, Calvin says, "If nothing 
else. ! just want [the ads] to gel their 

Calvin played an important pan 
in organizing Create A Dale. He 

Adventist congressional liaison, ex- 
plains it like this. "A ban on hats in 
government buildings would satisfy 
the new lest but would violate the 
beliefs of those whose religions re- 
quire that they cover their heads at all 
times." A law of universal Sunday 
observance, if deemed "facially neu- 
tral... applicable... and valid" would 
lake precedence over those who pre- 
ferred to worship on Saturday. In- 
deed any protest by Advcntists prob- 
ably wouldn't even make it to the 
Supreme Coun. Sunday laws are 
already on the books in most stales, 
and 75% of the federal judges work- 
ing today were appointed by Reagan 
or Bush, including 4 of Ihe 6 judges 
who concurred in Employment w 
Smith . 

Even Judge AntonmScalia.inhis 
majority opinion, admitted that "leav- 
ducl] to the political process will place 
at a relative disadvantage those reli- 
gious practices that are not widely 
engaged in." 1 George Will, a noted 
conservative columnist, was more to 
the point, "[The decision's] goal is 
the subordination of religion to the 
political order." 2 The magazine, 
Christian Century stated, "For reli- 

gious minorities, what is at stake is 
often the ability to obey their con- 
science, sometimes on issues they 
believe essential to salvation." 1 And 
the National Council of Churches 
called Smith a "disastrous decision." 

Fortunately the story doesn't end 
there. Just before congress recessed 
two weeks ago, legislation that had 
been introduced just after the Smith 
decision was finally brought to con- 
gress in the form of the Religious 
Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) to 
counteract the court'sruling. Stephen 
Solarz (D-NY) introduced the bill in 
the House with wide support and Ted 
Kennedy (D-Massachusetts) intro- 
duced similar legislation in the Sen- 
ate in order to get the bill passed 
quickly before congress adjourned. 
Unfortunately, the bill was tabled 
while still in the Senate Judiciary 
Committee by Senator Alan Simpson 
(R-Wyoming), an action believed to 
have been at the insistence of Presi- 
dent Bush. 

Bush, in turn, killed RFRA at the 
behest of the National Right to Life 
Committee and the U.S. Catholic 
Bishops — a unique yet frightful alli- 
ance of the protestant right and Ca- 

tholicism. These groups feared ffl 
amendment to the act would protect,! 
woman'sright to an abortion much J 
it protected unique religious mjt 

We are no longer playii 
good guys and bad guys in this eleel 
tion. This isn't a beauty contest or,! 
character competition. This is |jf c | 
and death. The religious liberty issue! 
cannot simply be wished away orl 
dismissed as speculation a: 
Accent readers did in their le 
the editor, it is central to the futureofl 
our church. 

The war has begun. The battk| 
lines are drawn. Very soon each or 
of us will find ourselves on the wrong! 
side of laws deemed "facially neutral f 
. . applicable, and otherwise valid" 1 

More important than a Supreme I 
Court decision or the manipulated! 
waysof a weakened leaderisc 
next Tuesday. We must vote 
wise" against President Bush if wt| 
are to break these battle lines 
a future for ourselves and our church. | 
1 National Review, June 6, 1990. 
3 Ibid. 
3 Christian Century, May 16, 1990. 

called up the sponsors and solicited 
prizes like the dozen roses, dinner 
and ihe symphony tickets. "Every- 
body thought it was a great idea," 
says Calvin. "The hardest pan was 
getting a limo." Calvin also partici- 
pated in judging ihe entries last Mon- 
day night during a special Accent 
staff party. "The entries were more 
lhan creative," he remarked, "They 
were really resourceful." 

What does it mean to be Room- 
mate to the Editor? A lot more than 
anyone could imagine. A lot more 
lhan anyone would care to find out 


James Dittes 
Assistant Editor 

Angle Coffey 

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iLED majors face 
iew requirements 

* By Lori Pettibone b 

Southern's Education Depart- 

;nt has made mam dr.isnc changes 

ring the past two years. 

These changes were the results 

1/ educational regulations the 

Lie of Tennessee passed during the 

B89-90 school year. George 

bbcock, Chairman of the Educa- 

bn and Psychology Department. 

|id these new regulations "forced 

) totally re-do all our teacher 

ation programs." 

All Education students planning 

n graduating after May 1, 1994,are 

.v program, whichmeets 

e standards set by the state. 

One of the major changes in this 

:w program is the discontinuation 

If the ELED major. Those wishing 

i the elementary schools 

i choose from one of three new 

Psychology (for licensure 

[-8), Social Science, or Social and 

luralScienceStudics (for licensure 


| Because the new program requires 

;. the numberof years it will take 

mplete the degree has increased 

no one will be able to finish in 

less than four and a half years. 

Students in the new program will 
be required to student teach for a full 
semester and will not be allowed to 
take any other classes while they are 
student teaching. 

Other new requirements include. 
a foreign language, statistics and 
another math, and college literature. 

The education building itself has 
also changed dramatically, class- 
rooms have been remodeled, wheel- 
chair ramps have been added, and a 
teaching materials center has been 

When the state sent out a team 
last April to evaluate these changes 
against the new criteria, SC rated 
higher than any of the other colleges. 

Southemdid so well in the evalu- 
ation, that the state recommended 
that any other colleges having prob- 
lems meeting the new criteria should 
come to the Ed. Dept. for help. So 
far, Babcock has been invited to help 
at six different colleges. 

"Suddenly," said Babcock, "SC 
has been recognized as the head for 
teacher education in the state. 

The state board of education 
meets Nov. 20, to give final approval 
to the new program. 

ten Tor the VOGUE 

There's nothing to it: 

& Those int 


By David Curtis 

. be c 

Vogue should 
ion is designed 

s Vogue? 

any other devices are ideal ways to 
be creative. A sign-up sheet will be 
put up in the student center for those 

The pictures are taken on black 

lat's in a name: SCSA 

By Marca Age 

■Swirly, Chocolate, Sundae Appara- 
tus? What does this mean? This was 
■John Ringhofer's response to the 
■question, "What is this SCSA thing 
I anyway?" Many students have asked 
I this question. 

These four letters seem to pop 
| up everywhere on campus. Most 
, s this year begin with these 

I four Uttle tetters. So what's the deal 
| w "h SCSA? 

One can be assured that it does 
1 stand for "Swirly, Chocolate, 
| bui, dae Apparatus." Howeveritdoes 
'esome significant meaning. The 
I ^A (Student Association) has be- 
I «me the Southern College Student 
I Association, SCSA. 

Why the change? Good ques- 
>'°n. John Boskind seems to think he 
*>°*s the answer. "When the AIA 
^nyention was held on campus last 
I iZ ? a ' d Boskind < SA Financial 
, We "ad to call ourselves the 
n order to be distinguished 


from all the other student associa- 
tions present. The idea has stuck 
ever since." This seemed to be the 
general reply from the SCSA offic- 

At the AIA, all the other SA's 
had long spiels of letters. "Walla 
Walla College was a mouthful, 
ASWWC," said James Dittes, Ac- 
cent Editor, as he stumbled through 
the five long letters. "I like the 
change, because I think it includes 
more of the whole student body, not 
just the officers," said Dittes. the 
founder of our new four letter. 

Dittes has been using SCSA in 
the Accent this year and hopes that il 
will continue to stick. "I think it's 
cool," said Dittes. "It sets us apart 
from other colleges." , 

So if walking down the Prom- 
enade or scanning the Accent, you 
have come across these four letters, 
and thought "huh?" Wonder no 
longer. The SCSA is YOU, the stu- 
dent body. 

Question: What 

Answer: It is the 
guaraniee [hat your pictu 
the Strawberry Festival. 

The vogue section of Strawberry and white slide film in a studio styli 

Festival was started two years ago by with studio backgrounds and light- 

Ervin Brown the producer. It was j ng . The pictures are then enhanced 

designed as a section to stand out with special effects to bring out the 

from all the other's and one in which individuality of the pictures and the 

everybody could get a chance to get people. Sherrie Piatt, this year's 

their picture in the show. Strawberry Festival producer, said 

This year's Vogue section will that at least one of the pictures taken 

occur on November the 15th on the will be put into the show. So don't 

main floor of Lynn Wood Hall and hesitate to be part of this year's 

pictures will be taken all day long. Vogue. 

Pumpkins smile at festival 

P ^^ Robyn Castlcburg and friends. Joe 

I f By Elena Jas I Ellsworth and critics re-emphasized 

t^^^^^"^^^^^^^^^™ Bush's presidential promise in their 

Pumpkins, potato salad, and creation "Read My Lips" (No More 

"MinnieMouse."Whatdoallofthese Taxes!). They won $5 for their ef- 

havc in common? They were ele- fort. 

mentsof the SCSA fall Festival that During the pumpkin carving a 

was held October 21. picnic style supper was served. Po- 

Pumpkinsdottedthelawninfront tato salad and vegc-burgers were 

of Hackman Hall asstudcnls huddled crowd pleasers. Out of everything in 

over the orange "heads" hoping to the fall festival, "I liked the potato 

carve a prize winner. "Minnie salad the best," said freshmanZuwere 

Mouse,"creaied by Darlene Hallock, Chakuamba. 

Judy Griffin, Robert Fetters, and 
Nolan Coon won first prize in the 
pumpkincarvingconlest,$15. What 

can four people do with $1 5? "Wc'r 

By 7 o'clock students had par- 
^ipated in 94 minutes of food, mu- 
c and socializing. Junior Tim Tay- 
■r said. "It was u nice break I'mm 

> Taco Bell!" said Fetters, school and studies. 1 enjoyed social- 

Thc second SlOprizew 

izing and relaxing for a while." 

Alumni Special 


29 October 199; I 

Alumni celebrates A» alumnus looks back 
centennial weekend 


By Eric Johnson | 

This weekend. Southern College be- 
gins it's Alumni Centennial Celebra- 
tion as the college celebrates 100 
years of operation. 

The celebration kicks off Thurs- 
day evening at 6:30 with the centen- 
nial banquet in the cafeteria, this 
banquet is for all alumni who wish to 
come and enjoy some good food and 

Friday morning at 9:00. the fun 
really begins as the annual Southern 
College Alumni Golf Classic is held 
at Windstone Golf Club. Students 
from Southern are permitted to play 

but i 
morning i 

: the 

i (he 

! students will be i 

Friday evening at 7:00, the South- 
(i College Concert Band will per- 

form in the gym. After the band's 
performance, DougMartin will give 
the vespers presentation. 

Sabbath morning begins bright 
and early at 7:00 with the "Early 
Bird" walk with E.O. Gnmdset. First 
and second services will be pre- 
sented by Woodrow Whidden and 
Charles Fergusen respectively. 

The Southern College Sym- 
phony Orchestra will be perform- 
ing at 8:00 Sabbath evening in the 
gym. Then at 10:00 the centennial 
Southern Shuffle will be held for all 
jogging enthusiasts. All Southern 
students are invited to attend. 

The weekend wraps up Sunday 
with tours and more seminars. As 
Southern begins it's second 100 
years, the future looks positive 
thanks to the continuing help of 
Southern's alumni. 

Alumni to bury cen- 
tennial time capsule 

Pi ^ By Christa Raines I Some of the items to be placed 

^/bHMM^^Mj >n the time capsule are: a 1992 

annual, a current Accent , Joker, 

The homecoming time capsule is 1 992 Centennial Calender, Chatta- 

rcady for burial. All items to be nooga map. Centennial T-shirt, CD 

placed inside the capsule have been withrecordingsofthedifferentsing- 

collccted. ing groups on campus, and a disk 

The capsule will be buried under with the Centennial homecoming 

the little yellow doll house on Octo- program on it. 

bcr 3 1 at 1 1 a.m. as part of the Ccn- "In the year 2017 the class of 

tenniai Homecoming celebration. '92 will dig up the capsule for their 

Jim Ashlock, Director of Alumni, 25lhyearanniversary. Ihopelwill 

said the sight was chosen because it still be around for the occasion," 

is a big part of Southern's history. said Ashlock. 

Business dep t . receives 
$250,000 gift 

Southern College was notified in 
May that the will of the late Stephen 
C. Poch would establish a major gift 
for the business department. This 
bequest of approximately one-quar- 
ter of a million dollars is to be used as 
an enodwed fund to provide scholar- 
ships for junior and senior business 

majors. The fund, named "Stephen 
C. and E. Marie Poch Shcoarship 
Fund," will provide grants up to 
$3,000 per year. Students receiving 
schoarships must have a B grade- 
point average and have a financial 
need. Poch was employed for 31 
years at Dresser Industries. 

25 years ago, during the 1966-67 
school year. Southern College was still 
known as Southern Missionary College. 
The enrollment was around 1,500 and 
rising, the Vietnam War was raging and 
I was preparing to graduate. 

Wright Hall was under construc- 
tion. The college administration still 
had iheiroffices in Lynn Wood Hall and 
would move into Wright shortly after 
graduation. The girls lived in what is 
now Talge Hall. Boys living quarters 
consisted of a front building on the 
present library site known as Talge and 
Jones Hall, another building of the same 
style, looking approximately like the 
present Lynn Wood Hall, located on the 
Prayer Garden. The present Daniells 
Hallwasthe library. Miller Hall housed 
the music department and a fine-arts 
center was a dream of the future. We 
boys were free to come and go as we 
please until bed check at 10:30 or 11 
p.m. But deans assistants locked the 
women's residence hall doors at that 
time every night. Couples dated as they 
wished but were asked to show no pub- 
lic displays of affection. 

SMC, as we then called it, enjoyed 
a positive public image with "the field," 
partly due to advertising itself as being 
the "School of Standards." People in- 
terpreted that as church standards, and 
the school was attracting many students 
from outside the Southern Union. 

The Vietnam War dominated the 
news of 1967. Yet, though protests and 
even nots occurred regularly on college 
campuses across the nation, I did not 
take much interest in them, and it seems 
most of my fellows students didn't ei- 

ther. Wen 

campus. I didn't really care to involve I 

myself in that because I had always I 
wanted a college education a 
had a draft deferment. 

Nevertheless, the war still made | 
itself felt on us peace-loving studen 
in subtle ways. I remember two of my 
friends, Roger Gardner ; 
Rausch, visiting campus one Sabbath | 
in uniform, insisting they would never 
go to Vietnam. Another friend. Don 
Taylor, had gone into the Army and 
taken basic training at Fort Sam Hous- 
ton, Texas. He and his sweetheart. 
Charlotte McKee, had arranged to ( 
marry immediately should tr 
mon him. As it turned out 
assigned him elsewhere, so the\ ^Jiied 
until summer for their wedding. 

I served as chairman of the Pro- 
grams Committee that year. The high- 
light of ourentertainment was the block- 
buster Christmas program the last Sal- 
urday night before vacation. The high- 
light, which fit in perfectly with the | 
times, was a scene of students protest- 
ing Santa Claus. I remember someone I 
carry ing a placard saying "Santa Claui 
is dead." Our sponsor. Dr. Gordon | 
Hyde, said he saw great possibilities in 
that scene during rehearsal. 

It was not till 1 had been out ot 
college nearly five years that 1 BmH 
got in tune with the Vietnam War an 
it implications. I felt embarrassed that 
I had been naive about an event so 

I didn't miss Watergate. And I 
have been "in tune" ever since. 
Albert Dims, '67. live in ?«'•>» 
the Nashville Banner. He is ah' ■!■"" 
of the Acccmediwr. James Dines 

Accent looks back 25 years 

SMC to SC and Back 

A look at what 25 years can do 

by Dr. R. lynn s au i s 

I Mai 

teaching staff at Southern 
years ago. And so did 
enleaf, Larry Hanson, 
ertson, and Mitchell Thiel. 

students know Greenleaf 
vice president. Members 
of '67 remember him as 

students know Hanson as 
tmenl chair and teacher of 
n subjects .is basic math, college 
■bra, and siatistics. The class of 
remember him for the same. 
Current students know Robertson 
Music Department chair and direc- 
r of Southern Singers, Die 
(.I'kTsinsKTs. and Something Spe- 
When he came as chair in 1966- 
e directed the Collegiate Cho- 

[ Now students know Thiel as pro- 
sor of chemistry. During this cen- 
nial year they also learned that his 
ler supervised the move of the 
100I from Graysville, TN, to 
lollegedale in 1916. Thiel came to 
Jouthem in 1966-67 as assistant pre- 
ssor of chemistry. 

Now students know me either as 

auihem's Back-to-fhe Future Doc 

rov. ii ( thanks lo last spring's Slraw- 

|erry Festival) or as chair of the Jour- 

m and Communication Depart- 

i. Twenty-five years ago I came 

structor in English. Some of the 

fncmbers of the class of '67 were in 

|ny Survey of English Literature 

5 flag as itappeared 25 _v 

an historic day. That's when the 
Presidenl'sCouneil voted unanimously 

- - - - ._ for residence hall deans to allow lights 

Ihe "granddaddy' of this year's model. ' ^ ° n "" nighl in ,he d0UnS - 

The new science complex will go Mountain within the next few months. STILL THE SAME 
uponthesiteof.heTabcmacle,which The new tower will increase coverage Members ofthe class of 1967 who 

* ent T u P in " amcs November 1989 - and improve quality of reception. return for Alumni Homecoming 

TheTabhadbeenusedforcampmeet- . twenty-fiveyearslaterwillseechanges 

ings and church serv.ces until the new ACCENT Some thev wU1 welcome . Some * 

church incompleted Twenty-five Muchtothechagrinofanumberof may mourn. But they will find much 

years ago. it still had much use— regis- off-campus and on-campus readers, the that was here when they climbed these 

[rjuniK-.khvenievter. assemblies, col- Southern Accent stirred controversy hills. Lynn Wood Hall, the old admin- 

lege Sabbath School, and Sat- through opinion pieces on several top- isiration buildings, is still here; and a 

urday nighl programs such as the Fall ics— whether SA President Don number of the other buildings— al- 

park his though often used by different depart- 

Vollmer should be allowed u 

in spaces reserved for faculty, 

And s. 

col' the staff a< 

rinary student Ron still here— Mary Elam, i 

Graybill's article on "Sign Watching" of records. Eleonor Hanson is director 

the reprinted form Andrews University's of Health Service. Wayne VandcVcre 

:en- Student Movement was valid or hereti- is still Business Department chair. Cecil 

the cal, and whether or not satire was ap- Rolfe is still teaching economics. 

propriate in the Accent.. You'll find Gordon Hyde in an office 

Greenleaf, Hanson, Robertson and 
'stayed. I was a restless English 
teacher who wanted to live in Thoreau 
|eounlry. So I accepted a position in 
M -w England and was away for 20 



■»» since I can remember, Southern 
Js completing, starting, or planning 
r a new building. Wright Hall was 
I ^PleicdandThatcherHall begun in 
I "■ The ne w church was dedicated 
I °ebt free that spring. Twenty-five 
I ™' ei ? hl n ew buildings, and at least 
I " ,L "puns ions or renovations later. 
J So "'hem is needing a ncv. , llL „u 
I soo PlCX ' Cons,rucli «» will begin as 
I S3 gm? lhe rest of lhe needed 
I ■ H, - (M K»^riii*d.Only$2,0(ro,000 
I °8o, according to development vice 

Festival, the Christmas band com 
and the SA Christmas extravagan; 


Lyceums, however, were held in 

new gym. Although student at 

dance was not what it had been in 

past, the community packed the pi; 

They came that year to see travelogues Reader response was spirited. onthesecondfioorofBrockHallwhere 

suchasStanMidgley's "Pacific North- Sometimes letters to editor Rodney heisinvolvedintheEllenWhiiemanu- 

west," to hear Jean Ritchie strumming Bryant took up nearly all of the inside script project. K.R. Davis isdireclorof 

her dulcimer and singing folk songs, spread ofthe four-page Accent. Counseling and Testing. Edgar 

and to hear the Texas Boys Choir in Anti-war protest, which was to Grundset, though retired, still teaches 

concert. swell during the next few years, barely Ornithology, organizes watermelon 

The college doesn't entertain the surfaced that year when freshman feeds, and writes a column for [he Ac- 

community Saturday nights the way it Phillip Whidden's anti-war poem was cent. Ray Heferlin is still leaching, 

did 25 years ago. The community published in the (' issue of the researching, and co- authoring papers 

probably stay home to watch T.V. The Accent. with students to share at national and 

college doesn't attempt toentertainstu- international conventions. Douglas 

dents Saturday nights with lyceums. LEGACY Bennett is still inspiring students in his 

Those from my generation who want to Although only a freshman, Phillip Bible classes. And Floyd Greenleaf, 

rehvemeolddays.cangotofheKiwanis Whidden commanded attention that Larry Hanson, Marvin Robertson, 

travelogue series in Chattanooga. Stu- year. He was appointed by the SA Mitchell Thiel and 1 are here, 

dents now would much rather be in- Scholarship Committee to edit the 

volved in doing something active Sat- Lepacy . a literary annual started the SMC 

urday nights — participating in Fall Fes- previous year by the SA and funded And SMC is still here. It will exist 

tival, the February "Beach Party." All- through sales and part of the S A bud- in ihe call fetters of WSMC until the 

Night-Softball, or Almost Anything get. Receiving over 210 submissions stationisclosedbeforetheLordcomes. 

Goes. fromstudents.theeditorialstaffhadto It exists as Southern Matrimony 

stay up several nights deciding on the College, u here there u ill be marrying 

WSMC 42piecesthatwerepublishedinarather and giving in marriage until the Lord 

Twenty-five years ago, WSMCex- handsome volume. comes (I have direct knowledge of one 

panded from a 10-wattstation to 80,000 The Legacy fell by the wayside a good marriage made at Southern). 

wattswhenthe200-foottowerwentup few years after the SA ceased its appro- Twenty-five years, ago, the SA 

on Wbite Oak Mountain. Two mem- priations, but the English Club has re- sponsored one student missionary— 

bers of the class of '67 deserve most of cently revived it. This year's editor, LesWeaver— loserveayearinPanama. 

the credit. Communications major Brenda Keller, is seeking SCSA assis- The action was controversial. A letter 

Allen Steele was station manager for tance and hopes to bring the Legacy was sent to the ed.tor of the Accent 

three years before he completed his back to its former glory. suggesting that the money could have 

course work in December 1 966. Under Two things went by the wayside been better spent. Last year 55 student 

his leadership the basic groundwork twenty-five years ago. Chances of 
for the increased power. Mu- 

sic major Jack Boyson served 
manager his last semester and saw the 

Plans now arc to construct a new 
tower near Chattanooga on Mobray 

and task force workers 

their revival are slim. The old smoke went out from Southern. This year 57 

stack that belched black soot over the are scattered all over the world from 

valley from the coal-burning boiler Russia to Indonesia. And Southern's 

plant quit belching when gas replaced graduates continue to witness through 

coal. Forceddarknessalsoendedinthe their lives, whether serving as minis- 
residence halls. January 1 



Trees -mil come 
and trees will 

! Comments on October 1, 1992 
editorial "Of Flowers & Trees" 
by James Dittes 

Wc, in ihe Grounds Depart men i, 
appreciate your interest in the 
beauty of our campus and high- 
lighting it to your readers. May I 
quote and comment? 

"The 1892 Hedge" — It re- 
ally is not that old. It was planted 
in 1971. 

"S.C. already has the pretti- 
est campus of all the Adventist 
Colleges." Wow! Thank you! 

"One simply cannot fall down 
without landing in a bed of flow- 
ers." Please keep your balance. 
"The greatest landmarks this 
campus holds are suffering from 
dire neglect." Oh friend! Not 
true. . .no, not true. Why, for 23 
years (since I've been here) we 
have tenderly worked around 
their bases, installed automatic 
watering, sympathetically re- 
moved dead extremities, and even 
whispered sweetly to them. 

"Many are thinning at the 
top." So am I, but. . . 

"These trees are dying." Me 
too. The doctors say this starts 
for humans (over-the-hill") 
around age 40. 

"Is anything being done to 
renovate them." No. Even the 
new "MAUGET" injection feed- 
ing system can speed up the de- 
cline. (I have been trained in this 
technique). We don't push food 
down a dying person. 

"I find this wait, chop, and I 
sec method quite frustrating." I 
Shouldn't that be wail, see, and 
chop? Now, add to that, plant ] 
youthful trees. A close iook 
around campus will prove we are 
doing this. In fact, a "CENTEN- 
be planted with "hoopla", Octo- 
ber 30th at 10:45 a.m. 

This tree will take up the mis- 
sion of a near-by, great "old- 
timer" that is being laid to rest. 

Thank you. James Dittes. for 
your editorial! 

Thanks to all the ACCENT 
staff for a superior student news- 

Bible teachers, "Stifle yourselves!' 


I would like to voice my opinion concerning Dr. Gulley's editorial "The 
election and religious liberty: What Adventist need to know" that appeared 
in the Accent October 15. 

When I read Dr. Gulley's article, I became very curious. So far the 
presidential race has been quitcclose. Deciding on the best candidate for the 
job has not been an easy task for anyone that I have talked to, except maybe 
for Alex Bryan or possibly Eric Gang. So naturally, when I read Dr. Gulley's 
article I decided to look deeper into the matter of voting for religious reasons. 
What I especially noticed about Dr. Gulley's editorial was the use of 
many quotations from E.G. While that give guidance for the voting Adven- 
tist. The point was brought home with these quotes thai Adventists should 
do nothing that would add in the legislation of Sunday laws in the United 
Slates. Dr. Gulley then indicated that Bush and the right wing conservatives 
arc strong favorites in the achieving the union of church and state, and of the 
passing of the unconstitutional Sunday laws. On the other hand. Clinton and 
Ihe liberals are presented as being much less likely to pass such laws. This 
all seemed pretty straight forward until I did some reading of my own. 

As I read from the references provided in Dr. Gulley's article, I found 
that Sundays laws will not be so niiiL ha religious issue as ihey will beasocial 
issue. Sunday laws will he presented as aiding the country in going back to 
the good old values of home, family, temperance, and reform. I The 
government and the general public will join together in saying that these 
laws are for the bettering of society. Those who oppose them will be 
considered anti-moral, anti-family, and anti-American. 1 

Looking at Clinton, Bush, and Perot, all are strongly for good ol' family 
values and government involvement in helping American get these values. 
Not that family values arc bad, but someday they will be connected with the 
Sunday law error. All the candidates also seem to go for what is most 
popular. From my study, 1 find that Sunday laws will be very popular with 
Ihe general public. 1 Because of all this, it seems like any one of the 
candidates could be the man to aid in the enforcement of Sunday laws. 

However. Dr. Gulley's references also have a lot to say about E.G. 
White's views on politics and voting in general. She says, "Whatever the 
opinions you may entertain in regard to casting your vote in political 
questions, you are not to proclaim it by pen or voice."' Concerning teachers 
in the Adventist system she says. "Those who teach the bible in our churches 
and our schools are not at liberty to unite in making apparent their prejudices 
for or against political men or measures."' It is a mistake foryou to link your 
interests with any political party, to cast your vote with them or for them."' 
Sean Pitman 

1 E.G. While. The Great Controversy , p. 587 

2 E.G. While, The Great Coinroven;v p. 607 
p. 336 

1 E.G. Whin 

I l-X) While. Gospel Workers , p. 391 

5 E.G. White, Gosnel Workers , p. 393 

29 October 1992 1 

There are other 
issues besides 
religious liberty 

Sir: 7 

I've read a lot about this election I 
as I'm sure many of you have also. I 
am especially interested in the ar- 
ticles written concemingreligionand I 
politics. I didn't wish to get it 
the debates going back and fori J 
until I read an article about re 
liberty and the election. Idon'tknow I 
what your reaction was but I learned 
a lesson, think about what you read, I 
don't just accept it because it's fu|| f I 
scripture or of Ellen White 
causeof the professional statusof the I 
writer. You must keep your respect I 
of the writer though, even if you I 
disagree with what is written 

The issue. Religious liberty, I 
which I advocate a great deal. 1 ai 
very concerned about the neJitumg; I 
tumconcemingreligious liberty. The I 
High Courts no longer support the I 
affected person or group. It is scary 
to hear of how our religious liberty is 
being taken away. We were warned 
in scripture about this timeoftheend I 
inMatthew 24:9-11. This is directly | 
addressed. "They will deliv 
up to tribulation. . . ."' I s 
today in our political scene. 
kill you,"' this I'm sure is to c 
America. "And this gospel of the I 
kingdom will be preached in all the | 
world as a witness to all natioi 
then the end will come" Matthew I 
24:14. The end will come when the I 
world has been reached, not whcnl 
weelect either Bush or Clinton. Willi 
we quicken the end by electing Bush,! 
perhaps. If we lose our religion 

Please see "Other Issues" 
on page 7, column 3. 

Don't tell God when to cornel 


[ am w riling in response to Ihe gucsl editorial concerning religious liberty and the election that appeared in the October! 

15 issue of the Accent. I was very disturbed by what I read. 

Finn or all, wc know that Christ's return will take place when all have had a chance to hear the good news and not 
until then. We also know that a Sunday law will be passed before Christ's return. The author made the point that the 
passage ol the Sunday law lunges ™ » hieh candidate is elected for President. Tills is a complete fallacy. The Sunday 
law will be passed when Christ is ready to return. No sooner, no later! 

Secondly, the author noted that because of President Bush's promotion for prayer in public schools as well as 
monetary support lor parochial schools, this served as evidence that the conservatives would be the ones bringing on the | 
Sunday law. The authot failed, however, torn 
government involvement. This involvement i 
less governmental involvement. 

Thirdly, in the I960's when President Kennedy, a Catholic, was elected to office many Adventists felt that Ihe 
ol the end was near and that the Sunday law would surely be passed under his term of office, but, as we know, it w 
passed. Why? Simply because Ihe time was not yet right. 

I dobelive that religious liberty is an issue we should study while deciding whom to vote for, but the coming of Ctina 
and the passage ol the Sunday law doesn't hingeon which party is in office. I surely am glad to know that if Christ welt i 
"'" "" """■' m ,hnx V* 11 *- Hc certainly wouldn't wait one more year for the American government to change paW 

nationally effective would need the support of major 1 
of the Democratic party. The Republican party promotes | 



jctober iyyz 

leligious liberty? Morality is what's important E 

I feel that Dr. Gulley's Guest Editorial in the October 15, 1992 issue of the Southern Accent is worthy of some response 
As Seventh-day Adventists we know that some form of national Sunday observance must come to m « v., „, ,i 

Irrainty how this phenomenon will occur. Any attempt to se, forth specific scenarios ,s "« °„ t T ,m„ 8 Z t t Z -I S "* ^ " 
While neither I. nor Dr. Gulley can be certain about the how of a national Sunday law there ,r . „«, ~ , T mere dicta. 


[We must understand that Ih.s las, proposal of Governor Clinton, if enacted, would impose the duty on every employer in the U.S including foreian 
fcx.rat.ons business here, to formulate an action plan to recruit, hire. ream, and promote homosexuals $ § 

lo agree with Gulley s content™, as supported by Ellen White, that we should not hasten the Lord's coming by the use of negative means And 
ould be more neganye than to accelerate the commg of the day when we, like Sodom and Gommorrah. g,vc ourselves up .0 "sexual .mmora hy and 
■sion... (and) suffer the punishment of eternal fire.' Jude 7; Luke 17:28-30. ...ununuuy anu 

I If you are for higher taxes, bigger government and more regulahon, then vote for Bill Clinton and a repeat of the Jimmy Carter economic malaise For 
kse of you who don . recall, that translates ,n,o double-digit inflation, double-digit interest rates, and double-dig,, unemployment 

Gulley that the questioning of Clinton's -patriotism", as evidenced by his conduc, during the V,e,n.„,uo,,IK , ,, illegitimate As a United 
a,esA,rForceve,eranIdo„o,share,h,sopinio„. Asonewhowas raised to believe thatserviccoone'scoumry during ,, m esofco„n,c„sbo,h honorable 
d assumed, I find lt appalling that this person is even being considered for Commander-in-Chief. 

David W. Haley, NHA, MBA 

7e have nothing to fear but... Other Issues 

I would like lo respond to Dr. Gulley 's article 
h [he Accent. 

Dr. Gulley claims thai we as Adventists must 
ote according to our principles, especially in the 
a of religious liberty and temperance, but Dr. 
iulley has, in his attempt to scare readers, over- 
ooked a few very important points. 

The Supreme Court has never passed a 

Sunday law or any law. The court may have an 

^■nfluence on the outcome of a law and it does 

|Bnterpret that law, but the court never passes a law. 

■Congress can always override the court's inter- 

■pretations by passing a constitutional amendment. 

I 2.) The court is currently quite moderate. To 

■the disgust of extreme conservatives and some 

I liberals, Bush nominated Justice Souter to the 

| high court giving moderates a three to four voice 

n the court. 

i years our own protestant 
■based, business driven, right, representative gov- 
|ernment has protected religious freedoms; and 
" t during the same time, socialist, left, liberal, 
■communist, "religionless", governments have re- 
stricted religious freedoms to the point of enforc- 

g a death decree. 
4.) Gulley forgets that liberals have infringed 

i religious freedoms in their quest for a 

ligionless society. Christianity is considered 
■rgion and all other spiritual viewpoints are 
■rely ethnic and cultural diversities. 
■ 5.) Gulley claims that Democrat Presidential 
■Popeful Gov. Bill Clinton's governing system 
|P>» Provide the most religious freedoms for us 
J Americans, but I ask this, how can a government 


6.) Gulley sees the Christian Coalition as the 

k| ng of Protestantism and Catholicism through 

sj : . med ium of the Pro-Life agenda, which is 

ar in its appearance to the abolitionist move- 

ments of the early and mid- 1 860's, which we were 
counseled to support. But Gulley for some reason 
does not see the political workings of the New 
Age Movement, which he himself claims is noth- 
ing more than modem spiritualism, as a factor in 
this election, but is. The Environmental Move- 
ment is the political arm of the New Agers. AI 
Gore, a liberal running for vice-president., has set 
himself up as spokesperson for the 
talists and his book is ". . ,a classic i 
their beliefs, of pantheism and beyond." and that 
the book is ". . .not the Christian world view of all. 
He defined the orthodox Christian world view in 
his acceptance speech for vice-president and in 
his book as evil, of us not seeing ourselves as 
connected either to each other or to the earth." and 
the book". . .is a classic exposition of the beliefs 
of the deep ecology movement, which basically 
perceives mankind as like a fatal virus to the 
health of the environment. . .and that most of us 
have to be eliminated."' 

I don't have the gift of prophecy and therefor 
I won't make prophecies, as Dr. Gulley seems to 
have, that say one political extreme will do all of 
the damage to our rights. I won't do this because 
I know that it takes a "Three-fold union" to ac- 
complish this. 2 There are at least two ditches to 
every road and at least two ways to fall off a fence. 
Take care that in keeping away from the ditch on 
the right that you don't wreck in the ditch on the 

You see, in this election year, many people are 
seeking to promote their agendas, the Democrats, 
the Republicans, the Environmentalists, the me- 
dia, Dr. Gulley. and God. But it is God's agenda 
that will succeed in spite of human intervention. If 
it is God's will that He should co 
puny election could alter that pi 

Noland Brooks 

1 Combey, Constance, in "age of Aquarius. 
Chattanooga News-Free Press. 26 Sept. 1992. s 
; White, Ellen G. Thp Orreii Controversy . Bois 
Pacific Press, 1950. p. 588. 

Continued from page 6 

freedom under Bush, is that the end? No. History 
is witness to ihe fact that the church thrives' under 
persecution. I can foresee losing religious free- 
doms, and reaching the rest of the world while 
under severe persecution. What about the coming 
of the end if Clinton were elected? One issue 
stands out in my mind, abortion. How can a 
Christian vote to legalize murder under the as- 
sumption that they are holding off the time of 
trouble by voting for religious freedom. God is in 
control, Christ will come. Not because we have 
worked to make the end come, but that we've 
learned to allow the Holy Spirit lo have complete 

control of our lives. 

Is there an answer? I'v 

election is a choice, (he les 

course Perot. We need ti 

diligently today. World ev 

coming weather I vote or 

elected. This country will n 

as it was in the past. As n 

so will this. It's time to look up at Jesus and in at 

ourselves.' What a world we live in. "...Surely 

I am coming quickly. Amen, even so come Lord 

Michael Wiley 
1 Revelation 22:20b New King James Version 
! Matthew 24:9a New King James Version 
1 Matthew 24:9b New King James Version 
' Luke 2 1 :34-36 New King James Version 
' Revelation 22:20 New King James Version 

Does anyone agree 

with Accent's 


Write in and tell 

e heard u said thai this 
serof two evils and of 
3 search the scripture 
ents tell me the end is 
not, or who is finally 
n (k-i.:LTiL- rales with sin. 

Faculty Opinion 


29 Ociober 1992 I 

Separation of church and state is the key religious 

liberty issue On NOV* 3 Faculty Guest Editorial: Dr. Norman Gulley, Religion 

George Bush opposes the separaiion "Prominent in the new order, 

of church and sate, and Bill Clinton speakers made clear, would be a Su- 

upholds the separation of church and preme Court that would dismantle 

state. 1 The latest issue of our SDA thewallofseparalionbetweenchurch 

magazine Liberty (November-De- and state. Roman Catholic layman 

ccmber, J992H\F><>scsihcs!ra(egics Keith 

of the Christian Colalition for the PatRobertson'sA 

however, the New Christian Right useless as a guide to judging. 

mobilized the theologically conser- shouldbefranklyandexplicitlyabE 

vative evangelicals through hot-but- doned."* 

ton issues like school prayer, abor- Godsawourdayandsaid/'WheJ 

tion, and public funding of parochial the leading churches of the United 1 

directorof schools, the result: their unqualified States, uniting upon such points of ] 

Centerfor support of the Republican party and doctrine as are held by them it 

nineties. This group of Evangelical Law and justice, a branch of the 

Christians rejects the separation of Christian Coalition, compared the 

church and state, and Bush is in their wall of separaiion to the Berlin Wall. 

camp. 'The wall of separation between 

The second annual meeting of church and state." he said, 

the Chrislian Coalition met from erected by 

September 10 to 12, 1992. at Vir- other cncmi( 

ginia Beach, Virginia. Liberty as- It has to con- 

its unabashed antiseparalionist posi- mon, shall influence the s 

tions. Bush's choice of conservative force their decrees and to sustain! 

senator Dan Quayle appealed to the their institutions, then Protestan 

evangelicals. His place on the ticket America will have formed an imag. 

helped win back the disillusioned of the Roman hierarchy (ie. a unioi 

cular humanists and born-again types who were unsure of church and state just like ih.- j 

of religious freedom, about Bush's religious credentials Vatican), and the infliction of civil j 

down. It is more of a and who had backed Pat Robertson penalties upon diss 

)ciciy than the Berlin wall in the 1988 primaries. Marshalling tably result."'" the moral Majority 

"ThoseopposedtoChris- behind Bush were the political lob- movement of the 1980's has become 

lian Coalition views he dubbed "the byistsof America's two largest evan- theChristian Coalition of the 1990's. 

new Fascists."' gelical religious organizations, the When churches force moral agenda I 

Bush spoke to the delegates at Southern Baptist Convention and the on the state, a Sunday I; 

the Christian Coalition. Jim Baker National Association of behind. The lime is fast coming! 

insisted (hat Bush "be scheduled too Evangelicals." 7 when "Those who honor the Bible | 

Speakers at the meetings included late to make Ihe evening primc-Ume Professor Pierard documents Sabbath will be denounced £ 

suchRcpublicanluminariesasformer newscasts" because "the linkage of what Bush spoke to the National emies of law and order, as breaking! 

drug czar William Bennett, Oliver politics and religion implicit in the Religious broadcasters convention, down the moral n 

North. SccrctaryofEducalion, Lamar Republican Party platform was not stating that "Bush equated these . ."" This is why religious liberty is fl 

Alexander and Pat Robertson. They playing well in Peoria."" moral values with the NRB mem- the crucial issue in this election. 

In an article "The Politics of bers' pet beliefs — coexistence (not 'His Noire Dame speech, cited in my South 

Prayer," Dr. Richard B. Pierard, pro- separation) of religion and govem- 

fessor of history at Indiana State ment, religiously based child care. 

University, wrote, "in the ignoble adoption instead of abortion, educa- 

endcavor tn recast the wall of separa- lional reforms, and voluntary school 

ric, speakers presented the program tion into a "Berlin wall" that must be prayer." 1 We must not forget Chief 

for V-Day, November 3." Partoflhc torn down, the president's chief ac- Justice Rehnquist's dissent in 

strategy to mobilize voters is for"40 complices have been Protestant Wallace v. Jaffre. He wrote, "The 

millionvolcrguidestobeinsertedin evangelicals—a group that once 'wall of separation between church 

church bulletins on the Sunday pre- staunchly defended church-state andstate'isametaphorbasedonbad 

ceding the election."' separation. During the Reagan years, history.ametaphorwhichhasproved 59Z 

Decisions, decisions: economy and the election 

Faculty Guest Editorial: Dr. Cecil Rolfe, Economics 

signed Adventisi Lawyer G.Edward threat I> 
Reid to attend and report on Ihe pro- everw: 
ceedings. He concluded that "a sub- 
stantial segment of conservative 
Christianity has hitched its wagon . 
not lo the star of Bethlehem, but to 
the Republican Party elephant."' 

"immediate objcclh 
election of George Bush."' 

Reid reports that "behind the fa- 
cade of ami -abortion, anti-homo- 

scvual. anti-secular-humanisl rhelo- 

;. I-jsi Dav EveM-s . t 

■ IViln.n 

In an election year, people usually 
vote according to their pockelbooks. 
But should they? This year, many 
people blame President Bush for the 
recession, forgetting that he did not 
create it. He came into office at the 
end of the Reagan boom, and the 
recession was inevitable. For voters 
lo expect Washington lo "jumpstart" 
the economy and bring about pros- 
perity is to misunderstand how a 
capitalistic economic system func- 
tions. As President bush correctly 
stated in the last debate, "Govern- 
ment docs not create jobs; business 

The economy is recovering from 
the recession, albeit more slowly than 
it has recovered in the past. Again, 
this is not Ihe fault of Congress or the 
president. The stunted growth is 
caused by several factors. Popula- 
tion growth is slowing, reducing con- 
sumer '"mand. Real federal pur- 

chases of goods and services have 
declined, due mostly to cutbacks in 
defense spending. Weak trading 
partner economics have impacted our 
exports; the growth rate of foreign 
gross domestic products is only half 
the rate of precious recoveries, while 
our nonpctroleum imports have in- 
creased 12 percent in real terms. 
Since business confidence is down 
because of the slow recovery )and 
possibly the fear of a Clinton presi- 
dency), inventory investment is 
weak, although new management 
techniques arc keeping inventory 
under control. Finally, wage in- 
creases have reached a five-year low, 
adversely affecting consumer confi- 
dence and decreasing consumer 
credit purchases; however, consum- 
ers are still heavily in debt. 

But the news isn't all bad. For- 
eign domes ticproduct growth ispick- 
ing up, which will modestly boost 

our exports, and ihe depreciated dol- 
lar makes U.S. goods competitive. 
The rate of inflation is down, which 
may lead to a further drop in long- 
term interest rates. Price stability 
brings a degree of certainty to the 
economy, which may cause employ- 
ment to increase. Productivity is up, 
and growth prospects are improving. 
The electorate should look at the 
problems the market system has not 
solved: education, health, and re- 
building the infrastructure. Bush and 
Clinton promise to address these is- 
sues but have not told the public how 
they plan lo pay for them. These 
programs will increase the federal 
deficit, and only Perot has given this 
problem toppriority. Theratiooflhe 
federal debt to gross domestic prod- 
uct fell steadily from 1961 -1981, and 
while there were only two budget 
surpluses during this time, the 
economy grewfasterthan the federal 

government added to the debt. '■ 
1981, however, the ratio has been I 
reversed, and the debt has been in- 1 
creasing at the rate of aboui three 
percent each year. If this trend ci 
tinues, the debt will equal 128 per- I 
cent of gross domestic product in the I 
year 20 1 1 , matching the all-time high 
set in 1946. The federal debt redi- F 
reels saving away from investment 
and hinders economic growth. 

Bringing the federal deb! under I 
control will require difficult deci- P 
sions. Taxing energy and curtailing j 
entitlement programs are viable op- r 
tions. Although the recovery is ane- 1 
mic, the economy will return to fuD I 
cmploymenlbyilself.andvotersmust I 
decide how the government will at- f 
feet their lives while these problems 
are being addressed. President bush s 
program calls for less government | 
participation than GovcmorClinton s 
program does. There is a choice. 


ie View from the Caboose: 

Southerners and the Election 



(Photos from the President's 
visit to Chattanooga) 

/ith disfavor. But often. 
f We have heard their names not only 
Ifeteria, our residence halls, and our church. 

We have devoted articles, lectures, and worship talks to their ideas. 

We have seen our Democratic and Republican advocates clash twice 
fonth in the Accent's political pages: Al Gore is a good choice for vie 
esident, Al Gore is a poor choice for vice president, the draft in th 
;ction, supply side economics means boats and ice creams for the rich, n 
doesn't, Clinton is the answer, Bush is the answer. . . 

We have seen the formation of the College Republica 
gan humbly but, when it promised all members VIP 
resident's Chattanooga visit, boomed quickly. 

Have you noticed? We have watched Tim Kroll ions of NPR political editor Ken 

We have seen three maneuver his wheelchair through a Rudin as truth simply because he 

men impact our cam- crowd to a spot where he could see was HERE speaking to us and not on 

pus like no other three his President. We have smiled as the the air. Well, haven't we? 

men could. George President put his face inches from We have followed the political 

Bush. Bill Clinton. Tim's and thanked him for coming, issues of this campaign. We have 

Ross Perot. We have heard the political com- ignored them. 

We have spoken of mentary of our professors. We have We have held a Republican rally 

nodded our heads yes. We have ofourown. We have called it a pep 
rally. We have called it a hate rally. 

them often, 

with fondness, other shaken our heads 

We have crammed 

> the - 

We have criticized each other for 
caring about the election, for 
cjnnu too much, for voting,! 

We have waited anxiously for Air Force One I 
ve witnessed a Presidential campaign speech. 

dcnicciiierand the resident TV room 

to watch the debates. We hav 

watched Quayle and Gore tear at ing, for voting for the wrong candi- 

each other. We have sympathized date, following the crowd, for think- 

with Adm. Stockdale. ing for ourselves, for not thinking. 

We have questioned George And,finally,wehavediscovered 

Bush's vision for the future. We that you cannot put syrup on every 

have wondered just how slick Bill "waffle." thai slinging mud is really 

club that Clinton really is. We have toyed awful, that "you people" is a danger - 

;s to the withtheideaofPresidentRossPerot. ous game to play, that "Gennifer" is 

Wehave criticized the media for a dangerous name to say, that it is 

land at the airport. We being too liberal, too conservative, difficult to inhale, that it tough to 

ve have shaken George too blunt, too vague, too tough on the spell "potato," that family values is 

candidates, too easy on them. not the issue at all, and that Murphy 

Yet, we have embraced the opin- Brown is the real winner this fall. 

Above: Dottie Sheffield 
acknowledges the cheering 

Right: Dean Stan Hobbs 
and his family share an 
intimate moment with a 
Bush poster. 



29 October 199; I 

Advocates endorse 


J j ^ By Alex Bryan | 

November is bidding October farewell and now is 
time to go about making the serious decision for 
President of the United States. 

I suppose I could go on for pages and pages about 
why not to vote for Ross Perot or George Bush. But I 
am not the lesser of three evils, either. When I pull the 
Tuesday I will be 

year I have followed the election closely. Perhaps I 
have spent too much lime in the whole process. But, 
even so, the great amount of time I have invested has 
left definate impressions on my mind. 

Superbowl Sunday. The Redskins have justblown 
out the Buffalo Bills. (I don't really care, though, 
because football is to baseball what dry, moldy bread 
is to a gourmet meal.) Bill and Hillary Clinton come 



By Mark Morton 

Some of my fellow students may have noticed 
that the little blue "Bush" pin once stuck to my book 
bag, is gone! Why? I've decided to vote for Ross 
Perot. Here are some of the reasons behind my 

First of all, I believe that when one decides who 
should be President, the choice should be primarily 
determined by two factors: the central issue at stake 
in the election, and the character of the candidate. 

I doubt that many would disagree with me that 
the central issue at stake in this election is the 
economy. Our economy is the most pressing domes- 
tic issue, and is also likely to determine whether or 
notthe United Statesremains the world'sonly super- 

on60minutes. He talksopenlyabout his marriage. He 
tells the American people that he has made mistakes. 
He tells us that he loves his wife. I see how real this 

The primary season wares on. Clinton supports 
open discussion and frequent debates among theDemo- 
cratic contenders. I see how willing he is to talk about 
the issues and learn from his opponents. He even 
modifies many of his views as he learns more from 
Tsongas, Kerrey, Harkin, and Brown. I see Bill 
working with people — hashing out important 
n television. And I am impressed. 

The summermoves along. Istudy about Clinton's 
past. He is brilliant — a Rhodes Scholar. He was voted 
the mosteffectivegovernorby his 49 peers. 1 learn that 
he chose public service in his small, poor state over a 
big career somewhere else. 

The calendar continues to move. I hear Clinton 
talk about the politics of inclusion rather than exclu- 
sion. I hear him talk about his concern for the common 
person. And I hear him struggle to explain that he is a 
loverofpeaceandnot war — even during his younger 

The big event is coming up — the Democratic 

ence of debt the central economic problem? Because 
much of the interest the we payon that debtis going out 
of the country. That means that each year up to 13.8 
percent of our gross national product is lost forever. 1 
There is no single drain on the amount of cash avail- 
able to invest in stimulating our economy that can 
compare to the national debt. 

Ross Perot's five-yearplan to destroy this nation's 
crouching debt-monster is the only plan that is realis- 
tic. Bush's plan fails to recognize the scope of the 
problem. He simply is not willing to make the neces- 
sary sacrifices (by raising taxes). Clinton's plan is too 
long-term. With a long-term plan too much money 
will be paid in interest and too little on the principal, 
because of this and other factors, Clinton will likely 
5 more than expected in the long- 

l, and may at the same time be slow to cut federal 






Convention. Clinton proves he can and will 
excellent advisors if elected President. Albert Gore, I 
Jr. is on the ticket. The contrast between this Vi« I 
Presidential choice and the others is striking. 
The debates, here we are, just 100 hours or 
the big day. We Americans must make a most imp«- 1 

I have decided to vote for Bill Clinton because ht I 
is a man who care deeply about ALL Americans and I 
about the future of this country. He is a man 
understands the importance of freedoms or all m 
ity groups-including the one I am apart of— the Sev- 1 
enth-day Adventist Church. 

The governor of Arkansas stirs in me the feeling I 
I hear my Dad describe about John F. Kennedy.! 
Feelings I didn't get form Mondale or Dukakis 

Bill Clinton makes me proud to be an American. | 
Not because of military might or economic 
nance. Bill Clinton makes me proud because he 
for what is truly great about this land, the land of the I 
free and land of opportunity. A land that is losing both, f 
. . .but a land that can regain its founding good. 

I am voting for Bill Clinton because I want to 
good about my country again. 

programs substantially enough to cause real change. 
In contrast, Perot's plan outline an aggressive fina 
cial maneuver that demands short-term sacrifice of | 
both government and the individual. 

Another issue that figures-in here is politic 
efficiency. Even if Bush and Clinton did hav 
workable stands, political interest groups now hav 
enoughpowertoplaceagagon"Wethepeople."We I 
mustbeheardinWashingtonasacountry.ifchange I 
is to occur. In the present situation, Perot is the only J 
man able to let our voice be heard. 

The second issue that we must consider is char- 1 
acter. When one thinks of Abraham Lincoln, does I 
one see a man who was politically correct or does one I 
seeamanofintegrity? Ross Perot maynotalwaysbe I 
politically correct but he is a man of integrity. Bill I 
Clinton pretended to smoke pot in order to be "politi- f 
cally correct" with his peers, while salving his own 
ot inhaling; but Ross Perot (at a 


"read my lips: no "i liked tl 
New laundry furnitur^ 
price increases'" Bought th^ 

ctober 1992 

he candidates 

; seeking truth about the candidates as 

5 other criteria that are important in choosing a 

fcident. Whal kind of qualities make a good presi- 

lt? Does President Bush have what it takes to lead 

Icountry into a new era? The answer is an unequivo- 

s look at few issues that are important. 

f That President Bush has not accomplished any- 

is the acme of all falsehoods. Right now, all 

: can talk about is the recession, and how Bush 

it lead the country through it. However, Bush's 

Indling of the economy will probably be remem- 

Ired by historians as the best of any president in this 

Intury.2 The United States and the world are headed 

i-of-the-century economic boom. This boom 

111 be powered by the defeat fo 1970's "Great Infla- 

se of communism, and the expansion 

t free trade. And, much of the credit goes to President 


Moreover, some even credit Bush for the recent 
1, but his policy has been just right. There has 
:en a world-wide slump, and America is doing will 
bmpared to other industrialized nations. The last 

thing the country needs is a panic -crazed president 
who would "start pulling out all of the stimulative 
fake recovery before the election." 4 In other 
words. Bush has risked re-elections to do the right 

One of the many things he has done right, but the 
media tries to down play, is foreign policy. Bush's 
presidency has been define by foreign-policy accom- 
plishments. Bush and Reagan gave us back the power 
Jimmy Carter destroyed. 6 Most importantly, America 
has triumphed over communism. And Bush and 
take full credit. 

Even if the media refuses to acknowledge Bush's 
foreign-policy accomplishments, they are sure not to 
give him any credit for accomplishing anything do- 
mestically. When Bill Clinton says all the numbers 
that are up should be down, and all the numbers that 
down should be up, he is making and absurd statement. 
Inflation, now around three percent, will probably 
begin its final plunge to around twopercent.7 Now, 
if Clinton were right, we should have inflation around 
20 percent or so. With low interest rates and inflation, 
both consumer and capital purchases will be encour- 
aged, as well ans long-term investment. 8 

Our nation has had many presidents that have 
achieved greatness. "And they were great, in part, 
because they were men of exceptional character. 
Character is a person's values and judgment, all of 
which come to play in the everyday tasks of a leader. 1 ' 
With the 1992 Presidential election closing in upon us, 
we as Americans are faced with a decision: who to 
elect as our President. Should the president be an 
exemplar of character for all to emulate? 

Yes, indeed, "character and conduct are clearly 
linked, and the personal weaknesses of a chief execu- 
tive can often turn out to be public liabilities." 12 It is 

very important to "encourage careful scrunity of presi- 
dential aspirants," and it is not "piggish nor unrealistic 
to seek to determine, to the best of our ability, which 
presidential aspirants live by values that we hope they 
will uphold in public. . . " I3 Values such as honesty, 
responsibility, and good judgment all need to be con- 
sidered. And, "George Bush is a man of rules and 
institutional values." 14 Former associates admire 
Bush for his honest and tenacity." 1 ' "Loyalty, mod- 
esty, competitiveness— the qualities are George Bush's 
strengths." 16 This includes loyalty to his wife and to 
his country. 

Our presidents do have a moral responsibility. 
From the early days of our nations history. and George 
Washington, "who thought about such things," there 
has been understanding that the president should ex- 
emplify virtue, dignity, honesty, resoluteness, strength 
of will, and personal integrity." "It is imperative that 
we search for presidential candidates who can, by 
example, elevate and inspire the American people, 
restoring confidence in their institutions and in them- 
selves." 18 Indeed, Bill Clinton displays consummate 
political skill, but those skills must be "connected to an 
effort to live and lead by those values, known and 
declared for centuries, that link good character with 
effective leadership."" George Bush had some tough 
breaks during his first term, and we don't know what 
crises will come up in the next four years, but I would 
feel alotbetteroffknowingthataman of character was 
in charge, and who is. and who has ALWAYS been, 
loyal toourcountry, and to his wife. Character — in the 
long ran that's what really matter. "The United States — 
and now the world — cannot settle for less." 20 

romparable age) was so clearly committed to his change that we must have, we need a leader that has I^JLji™ 0.^.-0* p. 

>eliefs, that a Navy captain sent him out to round up personal integrity. Neither Bush nor Clinton do. Ross " H"™.*™™. *»*«" 

■other sailor who had come "under the influence" of Perot does. 

^political correctness. My argument, is that Bill Clinton In summary, in the upcoming vote we must choose ' See: Judis, John B. 

affected by what is "politically correct" to be a man of integrity who will act to fix the economy, f 6 0cL l992: Z6 " 29 

[effective at this critical time. . . .and so is George Ross Perot is such a man. What amazes me is that J*.* ^^^geC^adeb 

I Bush. Many see George Bush as carrying forward the many are afraid to vote for him because they think he national defense. Later Ronal 

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- Accent Sports with Eric Johnson 
Bump. . .Set. . . Spike! 

Volleyball season is just around the comer and its time to head down 

to the gym and get in shape for a great volleyball season. 

This year, there are only going lo be two leagues, "A" and "B". After 

I looked over the teams in both leagues, I feel the competition is going to 

be very strong everywhere. 

The game times will be at 5:00, 5:15, and 6:30. The match will be best 
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Accent Athlete 
of the Week: 
John Appel 


By Eric Johi 

John Appel always 
in command. Even though his 
is in the cellar, there have been many 
close games and they have been close 
because of Appel's great throwing 
ability and play calling. Because of 
Appel's leadership on the field he is 
this week's Accent Athlete of the 

Game Summaries 

John Appel has consistently lead hLs 
team through good times and bad, in 
sicknes and in health, and in Softball a 
welt as football. 

Stokes 2n. 

By Eric Johnson 


Stokes 26, Ramsey 22 

On Monday, October 26, Scott 
Ramsey and Chris Stokes played in a 
game that would go down to the final 
second. Ramsey thought they had 
the game in hand when they captured 
a high snap in the end zone for a 
safety. But with seven seconds to 
play, Nolan Coon threw a touch- 
down that put Stokes up for good. 
The final score was 26-22. 

Simmons 45, Sayles 25 

On Monday, Octobei 
Simmons played Sayles without their! 
star quarterback and captain. Cjlvitf 
Simmons- But that didn't stop iheiil 
offense any. Kevin Becker ( 
and did a super job at quarterback | 
and Jim Mejia caught two 
downs for Simmons. David Rod-1 
man caught two touchdowns fn| 
Sayles. The final score was 

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Create A Date Contest Winner: Marca Age 

Marca's story 

II was Sunday, October II, ai 7 
r o'clock p.m., when I drove inlo one- 
hour parking ai Talge Hall. Jeff Fisher attire. My unsuspecting date for 
way to the Playhouse for an evening of 
culture. Little did he know what was in 
store for him. 

As we drove down Camp Road, we 
were chatting about our day's events, 
when suddenly out of nowhere came 
lice cars. "Hey Marca, they're follow- 
Jeff smirked. "Scared ya didn't I." he 
laughed. Just then sirens began tosound, 
and the two police cars began pursuit. Afterwho 
youask? AFTER US. Jeff seemedprctly calm until he 
came to the realization that I was not pulling over. 

you doing?" he shouted. "Marca, NOW s| c ^ m 


Marca Age and Jeff Fisher toast from within a Collegedale jail ce 

"Ma'am, slowly step out of the car please." 
I frantically looked at Jeff. "Just do what he says. 
Marca," he comforted. "It'll be all right. Just try to 

would be a really good time to PULL OVER!! 
began to squirm. 


r, 1 was almost ii 

finally de- 
cided to pull 
and Jeff. ..well let's just say 

utli r 


pulled up on either side of us. The male cop got out of 
hiscarand walked towardmy window. I turned to Jeff, 
looking for sympathy, maybe even a little advice. He 
just looked at me and said. "Stay calm. Marca. Be 
Friendly and do what he says." He then turned to his 
window and put his hand to his head in utter disbelief 
of my stupidity. 

"May I see your license ma'am." the police officer 
said sternly. I fumbled through my purse trying to find 
my license. It wasn't there. By this lime Jeff was 
getting a little miffed with me. Finally it appeared. I 
handed the officer my license and awaited his re- 

I walked over to the cop' 
me of the situation. Meanwhile, a female officer had 
taken Jeff out of the car and had him spread out against 
the car, with hands in the air. I was then put into the 
back seal of the police car as Jeff was no being 
searched. Need I say more? The two police officers 
brought Jeff to the police car where I was. They 
pushed him in the car alongside me. 

Tears began falling down my cheeks. "Jeff, I've 
never done a bad thing in all my life!" I cried. "What 
are we going to do? My family will be so disap- 

"They can't prove a thing. We have an alibi and 
witnesses." Jeff assured me. We had been told that we 
were seen near the LifeCare Center at the time of three 
car robberies. And that my poordatefii the description 
of the thief. Jeff continued to assure me that things 
were going to be okay. Although, he began togetquile 

When we arrived at the police station, we were 
separated. They look Jeff into a questioning room, 
where he was lo stay until everything was in iis place. 
He was kept quite busy. He filled out all sons of fun 
forms and had to sign whelher or not he wanted a 

Finally, everything was in iis place. I walked inlo 
the prison cell, where two of my friends had set up a 
candlelighl dinner wilh an Italian menu and sparkling 
grape juice in iwo goblerts. Mean while, Jay (my friend 

Jeff, by this point, had become k 
noid of everything around him. M 
did he know where we would g 0m 
Dressed in our formals, we drove up, 
the sign that said MINI GOLF. fZM 
there we parked. "NO, MARCA!" ul 
protesled, "I am NOT playing rr 
dressed like this!" 

"Oh yes you are," I said will 
After a rousing game of golf, we headd | 
forournext destination. BUTWAIT!]f 
was ahead of schedule. What should]! 

do? Quickly I thought 

Because I had to waste aboui an hot 
I decided wc would go to the Waffe 
House. The plan was that we would 
make a bit of a scene, just lo see ho» 
people reacted. The place was pacfcdl 
full of people, even SC people. Jeff went along wii 
the little gag. 

I angrily swung open the door. "Okay she'salisk 

here he informed mad '" Jeff snouted - We began to argue quite loudly. 

■"le restaurant became dead silent as everyone stand 

Jeff and me. "How could you," I cried. "Afieral! 

we've been through." We continued to yell and ar; 
until finally I stood lomy feet and ran to the door. " 
are through! I don't ever want to see your lying f 
again,"Iweptandshouted. "You tell him homey,"sHi 
a concerned waitress. A few fellows promised lo 
Jeff up if he hurt me again. Jeff was jusl alittle freakcd| 
out after this encounter. 

Our next and last destination was a small parkin*! 
overlooked the city. We sat out on a bench ir 
freczingcold of the night and chatted about the eveiufljJJ 
I casually mentioned how nice it would be t 

cell, where di 

thought for one moment that he 

I smiled and said, "Just kidding, tee-hee!!" 

All he could do was to shake his head in disbelief, 
lovely little meal and left the jail for the rest 

, ^..tlkeJi'-"! 

and T Vw . H T k I T And J usl then ^<«her of my accomplic 

andlawailed. shock hi his ijo' i , . , , , . J . . 

of a nearby bush, dressed as a waiter wit.. t 
one arm and a tray in the other and sai 
anyone care for some cocoa and a donut?' 

Jeff was definitely surprised and when retumio*J 
the dorm, simply said, "WOW!' 

r-up. Jeanne Hernandt* was. ; i^ !il , 

Second runner-up. Amy Linderman was the daughter 
oran FBI agent, and David Wilson was Iheson of a mafia 
don as they turned heads with their bodyguard. Michael Third r 

Felbush, and David's Italian Accent" (I am notla golen went on a Safari date. They hunted for a - . 

otalkabouttamyfadder.") Also pictured. AngieCobb. Chattanooga Zoo and dined at the "Pigmy Cafe"<*| 

■-up. Mickey Sayles and Katrina L"* 

David's personal manager. 

Victorian dollhouse by the church) served by 
a gorilla costume. 

m.iii'- fi 'l 

Places to go 

I |ctober29, 1992 

The Lost Sea 

■weetwater, Tennessee's 
Underground adventure 

By Acela Baglaj L 

Nestled at the base of a gentle, 
•oded hillside, the small, modem 
Iding surrounded by a rustic 
oden fence and brightly colored 
looks pleasant, but certainly 
of any historical or geological 

But for the profusion of signs 
■aiding the many wonders the lucky 

xpect that herein lies 
K' p:i-.'.aL'e-v-;i> to adventure in the 
ep, dark recesses of the earth. You 
ve happened upon Craighead Cav- 
home of the Lost Sea, the 
test underground lake in the world. 
While the lake is listed in the 
ness book of World Records, the 
'emsaredistinguished by the U.S. 
:partment of the Interior as a regis- 
:d natural landmark because of 
abundance of anthodites,or"cave 
.vers." 50 percent of all of this 
; breed grow here in the caverns, 
ile the other half grow elsewhere 
the world. These cave flowers, 
'tig withmany interesting rock for- 
tions and active stalagmites, make 
caverns of geological importance. 
Another valuable discovery was 
bones of a giant Pleistocene jag- 
' that had apparently gotten lost in 
■ dark and died, leaving the legacy 
f his tracks and bones for us to 
I xamine today These were exca- 
ated and are on exhibit at the Ameri- 
Museum of Natural History in 
v York, but some remain on dis- 
|lay at the visitor center of the Lost 

This prehistoric Kitty was the 
earliest of all known visitors to tht 
i their long and colorful his- 

tory. Thee 
their original ownt 
a Cherokee India) 
almost a mile in 

; were named for 
r, chief Craighead, 
. Artifacts found 
form the natural 
entrance to the caves, in a chamber 
known as"theCounciIRoom,"prove 
that the caves were once used by the 
Cherokee people. 

Later, the caves played an im- 
portant part in the Civil War, provid- 
ing saltpeter for the manufacture of 
gunpowder for the Confederate 
Army. A Union spy who had infil- 
trated the caves and was caught try- 
ing to blow up the mining opera- 
tions, was taken outside and shot. 
The names of several soldiers were 
burned into the cavem walls and 
remain there today, a testimony of 
the hands of our ancestors, and a 
vivid window to the past. 

In the midst of all these historical 
and geological treasures, the lake is 
the most fascinating aspect of the 
Caverns. Covering four and half 
acres, the visible body of the lake is 
a clear, teal-blue mirror glass, re- 
flecting the monstrous expanse of 
rocky ceiling. A ride in a glass- 
bottom boat affords an opportunity 
to relax and take in the awesome 
scenery (and feed some of the largest 
Rainbow Trout in North America!) 

The guided tour lasts about an 
hour and I must admit, I left our 
group feeling a bit insignificant, and 
at first somewhat uneasy. But tour 

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Acela Baglaj caresses the "Bear's Paw," a cave formation said to guarantee good It 
for the next 24 hours. The Lost Sea holds many underground caves and unique 

guide Keith Manis reassured us. 
"Don't worry, "he quipped, "the cave 
has a good insurance policy. If an 
earthquake happened, you'd be to- 
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All jokes aside, the caves are 
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A day in the life: lab assistants 

Melinda Cross dissects Hackman's student helpers 

[J f by Mclinda Cross || understand. During lab, they do dem- menied that some 

\^^^^^^ m ^^^^^^ onstrations, offer explanations, and of the assistants 

"Why doesn't this dumb micro- answer students' questions. "Twenty were not as caring 

scope work!? It's just a piece of percent of the time is spent com- as others. 

scrapmetal! I can't see a thing when pletely bluffing," said Suzy Mazat, "They're not as 

I look in there! (This from a wide- lab assistant for Microbiology. "I'm patient as they 

eyed and frustrated student.) serious! Everyone's depending on should be," said a 

"Well, ummmm. . .maybe if you me to know the answers — Ijustbluff FreshmaninA&P. 

plugged it in and turned it on you a lot." "(Some of them) 

could see a little better." (This from Bluffing or not, lab assistants hurryusupsothey 

an amused lab assistant.) seem to enjoy the teaching aspect of can leave on time. 

The Biology Department hires theirjob the most. Leslie Brooks, lab whether we're 

several students every year to help assistant for General Biology, plans done or not. They 

teach the various labs in Hackman to be a teacher. "It's not necessarily seem to think we 

Hall. Lab assistants are seen running exciting, but it's sometime reward- should know ev- 

from student to student answering ing," she said. "I like learning and erything. 

the same question over and over, being able to communicate it. Hove 

Also, immediately following a test, teaching." 

assistants hole up in the office, grad- Students in A&P and General 

Biology had a variety of reactions to 
lab assistants. Most comments were 
positive. "They are really helpful," 
said Shelley Magray, Freshman A&P 
student. "They put up with us and 
our questions." 

Although most of the 
were positive, several students 

ing exams of impatient students. 

Whether they are working with 
student or helping a teacher, lab a; 
sistants are important to the succes 
of the Biology teachers. Before lab 

Despite their shortcomings, lab 

are indispensable to the Suzy Mazat is one of sevefa| ^ 1 
Biology Department. Dr. David dent assistants who provide he!p | 
Ekkens, who teaches three classes, in grad mg and labs. Here SuzJ 
emphasized lab assistants take on a , ooks over a Bunson burner 
lot of responsibility and really help 
in teaching labs and grading papers. 

t up the equip- 
it, check the material, and go 
■ the lesson to make sure they 



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Southern Life 

i Qualley catches the last of the summer's sun mowing the lawn 

: his house behind Talge Hall. With fall colors in full swing, 

s routine will soon include raking leaves-fully clad, we hope. 

News of the Weird 


Top Ten things heard at 
the 25th reunion of the 
class of 1993 (In 2018). 

(From the home office la Talge B-14) 

10. "Who would have thought that Hillary Clinton 
would be president of the United States!" 
9. "Is K.R. Davis still around?" 
8. "Yes, we're planning to buy a house next year after 
we pay off the last of our student loans." 
7.. "Did you ever figure out what was in that mystery 
loaf in the cafeteria? 

6. "The Atlanta Braves have played every American 
League team in the World Series twice. Can't they win just 

5. "Because of inflation, every other Adventist college 
just raised its laundry fee to 75 cents." 
4. "You look a lot younger in your Joker picture.I was." 
3. "Hey Dittes! I thought you & Gulley predicted the 
Republicans would have destroyed the world by now." 
2. "When I was in school, why we had to walk to class 
-- up stairs -- both ways -- and we liked it!" 
1. "This is my son, Doug Martin, and this is my other 
son, Doug Martin." 

- by Chuck Shepherd 


■ —In June, a New York 
man threw out a high school 
Budent's lawsuit againsttwo 
Blassmates for having given 
|im a "flat tire" (stepping on 
|he heel of his shoe) because 
lie boy was not sure which 

if (he two actually stepped 

•n the shoe. 

—In June, former secu- 
res broker Chris 
*»th a securities industry 
»ard, seeking $3 million in 
«™ages from his former 
;m Ployers, Shearson 
Lehman Brothers, Dean 
W Securities. Christensen, 
*ho as a broker was the of- 
," slar ' s ays he lost more 
«*• SI million trading op- 
sonins own account and 
""this employers not only 
a'edto s tophi m f rorndoi 
** 1 b>* Paid him so much 

,"»«y in bonuses thathefelt 
^ouraged to make even 

] more trades. 

—Thomas Greer filed a 

lawsuit in Fargo, N.D., in 
August against a local 
sheriff's deputy for fai ling to 
arrest Greerone evening two 
years ago after he had stopped 
him for DUI. A half-hour 
after the deputy let him go, 
Greer drove his truck off the 
road and seriously injured 

— Stephanie Washing- 
ton-Bey filed a$ 150,000 law- 
suit in Baltimore in Septem- 
ber againsttheHardee'sfast- 
food chain for selling a "de- 
fective product." Washing- 
ton-Bey said the Hardee's tea 
was so hot, it burned her lip 
and caused her to spill it on 
her leg, resulting in second- 
degree bums. 


— Among the journalist 
casualties of recent fighting 
in Bosnia was Cable News 
Network camera operator 
Margaret Gypsy Moth, who 
took a sniper's bullet in the 
face, fracturing her jaw. Ms. 
Moth, the former Margaret 
Wilson, long ago changed her 
name -because,- said a col- 

league, "she felt like a moth. 
. .that she could fly very close 
to the flame and not get 

— Recent Sports Names: 
Baylor University football 
player Hunter H. Hunter. 
(The "H" stands for Hunter.) 
Member of a medal- winning 
U.S. Olympic rowing team: 
Anna Banana Seaton of 
Watertown, Mass. 


— In June, state police re- 
covered a stolen Jaguar in 
mint condition (with 82 miles 
on the odometer) in the back 
yard of Charles Smith Cous- 
ins in Fairfax Station, Va. 
The car had been reported 
stolen from Rosenthal 
Chevrolet in Arlington, Va., 
on July I, 1980, and appar- 
ently had not been driven 

old v 

who was unable 
to move upon waking, de- 
spite urinary urgency. At 
first, she assumed she had 
had a stroke, but then was 
able to move some muscles 
although she still could not 
get up. Finally she wriggled 
free of her bedclothes to dis- 
cover that the reason for her 
temporary immobility was 
that her nightgown had been 
stuck to the sheets by several 
crushed and melted Mars 


— Ina 1992 medical jour- 
nal article on nocturnal 
bingeing, a psychiatrist re- 
lated the-story of a -53-year- 

— The National Trans- 
portation Safety Board ruled 
three to one in July that the 
cause of a Continental Ex- 
press commuter plane crash 
in September 1991 was 
sloppy maintenance. Ac- 
cording to the board, a Con- 
tinental inspector had re- 
moved 47 screws from the 
plane to check a de-icer and 
had neither replaced the 
screws nor informed anyone 
else that he had removed 
them. The horizontal stabi- 
lize bar, lacking the 47 
screws, fell off in flight. 

bers of his Zion Christian 
Church near Johannesburg, 
South Africa, drowned in Au- 
gust in a baptism accident. 
The pastor and his subject 
slipped during a dunking, and 
the third man died trying to 

— Moscow, Russia, teen- 
ager Vitaly Klimakhin 
droppedoutofhigh school in 
1 99 1 to become a writer, ac- 
cording to a June "Wall Street 
Journal" article. Over a pe- 
riod of 107 days, he turned 
out a book that consists of 
only the word "Ford" [the 
automobile] written 400,000 
times. Said Klimakhin, "My 
work is able to provoke a 
whole range of emotions in 
people. Some people think it 
isjuststupid. Others take it a 
bit more seriously. For a 
time, " he said, "I would get 
up every morning and think, 
'I've only to stop doing this 
before I lose my mind." But 
ultimately my determination 


Letters Home RWaGotdHed 

Dear Classmates, Teachers, and 

Yokwe Yuk (Hello to you or 
literally I Love You) from Majuro, 
Marshall Islands. We have been 
here in Majuro for about two 
months. We have passed the 
critical three week period when 
SM's want to go home in the worst 

Fifth grade teacher that's what 
1 signed up for. They warned us in 
SM class we'd be doing more and 
they were right. Student Mission- 
aries do everything from playing 
instruments to building a sea wall. 
(Building the wall is hard back 
breaking labor which consists of 
moving heavy rocks into baskets.) 

At first everyone was really 
nice and we all loved everyone 
here, but after two weeks they 
started culling off our water supply 
and giving us hard labor along with 
our other duties. For a week we 
had water only twice a day because 
of a drought which luckily only 
lasted a short time. I felt like we 

Teaching was really hard at 
first. Keeping 31 students busy is 
a real challenge. I'm their only 
teacher this year. If my kids aren't 
learning, I'm responsible. It's a 
big responsibility, and I'm totally 
learning as I go. I'm probably 
learning more than they axe. 

After the first three days of 
school, I wanted to quit. How can 
a teacher keep all her students busy 
when some yell "finished" five 
minutes after they get the assign- 

CHAOSpy Brian 

ments, while others are still saying, 
"Miss Gottfrieda, I don't under- 
stand!?"? How can I make myself 
be heard and understood over the 
constant den of Marshallese 
words? Answers to these questions 
have come slowly. Honestly, at 
first I didn't know how I would 
survive. All the SM's have gone 
through this adjustment to the 
Marshallese classroom. Some 
adjusted quicker than others and 

,- .,11 i 

o tlic n 

e of 

things. I'm still getting used to the 
sirici discipline these children 
require. It puts me under constant 
stress. One cannot underhand this 
unless one has taught here. Even 
different classes are different. It's 
really comforting to know that the 
fourth grade teacher Miss Gillispie 
knows exactly what I'm going 
through. She's helped me the most 
just by being there to listen to me. 

Now the days go really fast. 
I've learned to assign extra credit 
for those who get done with their 
assignments early. I've learned to 
give rewards for being good. I've 
also learned to take each problem 
to God. God has kept me sane. 

Keeping one's sanity is tough 
sometimes. Especially when kids 
are constantly around our apart- 
ment, constantly asking for water, 
and looking curiously at us while 
we eat and brush our teeth. But, 
more than water they all want and 
need attention. There are so many 
kids though and they are always 
around. They're everywhere. 

Children raise children here. 

They have to give each other the 
affection that they need because 
adults don't have the time or take 
the time to give their many chil- 
dren the attention they need. We 
experienced mild culture shock 
seeing boys from babies up to 
fifteen and sixteen years-old being 
affectionate to each other holding 
hands or just putting their arms 
around each other. Their is noth- 
ing homosexual attached to that 
kind of touching for girls or guys 
here. Guys also lake care of 
children here almost as much as 
girls. It's strange to see twelve to 
eighteen year old boys carrying 
around two and three year old 
children all the time without a 
parent in sight! Even the SDA 
parents let their kids roam free 
during church under another 
child's care. 

The guys in my fifth grade 
class are not really into girls yet, 
but they can be affectionate to- 
wards each other. On the other 
hand, they also fight and play 
soccer and act tough like all other 
boys. The kids here are really no 
different than American kids; they 
just have different ways. When 
I'm around kids, I totally forget 
they are Marshallese. 

After getting used to this 
culture, I can see some of the 
weaknesses in ours. I also see that 
I love America. Their world is so 
small here, no bigger than 
Collegedale to Chattanooga, except 
here it takes an hour to go twenty 
miles. Maximum speed is 30 MPH. 

Calvin and Hobbes 

; ight feet abovj 
sea level. Watching a plane take \ 
off is a big thrill for us now 

I'm sure when it's me taking 1 
off in June on that big plane, I ^1 
be crying with powerfully mixed T 
emotions. I'll be really glad to be 1 
going home, but really sad to le 
my kids and the friends, I 've mail 
here. I feel like I'm a different 
person here. I'm no longer Rhoda,! 
student. I'm Miss Gottfrieda, 
teacher. I didn't know what I was 
doing as a teacher, but they putm 
in this role and have expected mi 
to fill it. The Marshallese really j 
look up to us as if we re a I i \ kro« 1 
what we're doing. So we find 
ourselves fulfilling their expecti 
tions. I can't believe that I am 
here. I feel like I have been rein- 
carnated as a teacher on a differeri| 

Miss Gottm'edfl 

P.S.-With fellow Califomian S!ifl| 
here I am picking up they'r 
They say they're going to | 
with a drawl. I never realized I hailB 
real southern accent before I lisleiri| 
to myself on tape and my mindeffi 
pared it to my new friends here. 

Rhoda Gottfried 
Majuro S.D.A. School 
P.O. Box 1 
Majuro, MH 96960 

by Bill Watters 

r Comics 

Along the promenade. . . in (late) October 

byE.O. Grundset 

All of a sudden extra identifying 
e proliferating on the sides fo 
lldings and their back entrances. 
e resemble miniature billboards, 
; consist of plastic letters ap- 
led to the siding as "Lynn Wood 
yi— Museum and Conferences." 
ir the first lime in history there's a 
Ickman Hall sign erected in the 
ingle of arbor vitae along Indus- 
;] Drive. 

I Well, let'sswingalong the prom- 

fedeandseewhat'shappening. For 

le thing the autumn foliage is tum- 

>e more spectacular than it 

k been for years. Anyone from the 

ropi..'T other foreign country needs 

Icheck out these colors! There's 

fthing like this in Iceland or Brazil ! 

me with basket on top of it 

jpjrked in front of Lynn Wood Hall 

fid the paint department men are 

Mater blasting off the spider webs, 

Bit, and mold that has accumulated 

H the pillars and the vaulting ceiling 

1 porch; the stone fountain is 

I j urglingaway; someone has painted 

a nearby fire hydrant a brilliant yel- 
low; all the blue security vans are 
lined up in their private lot — ever on 
the alert; some gorgeous red and 
orange maple trees are guarding the 
edges of Daniel's Hall parking lot. 

In that parking lot there's a red 
Toyota can bearing a license plate (I 
kid you not) cut out, as in manufac- 
tured, in the shape of a grizzly bear 
This plate is from the northwest Ter- 
ritories in Canada. This is totally 
unbelievable— I guess NWT doesn't 
produce too many plates so they can 
afford to be creative. 

Later on I met the owner of the 
van, Oliver Falsness from Inuvik, 
NWT. He didn't drive his van down 
here but flew in a Cessna 1 50 via the 
"Great circle route." He pointed out 
that the trip took him about 32 hours 
which is slightly less than the time it 
took Lindbergh to make his famous 
"Spirit of St. Louis" flight to Paris in 
1927. Of course, Lindbergh didn't 
make any rest stops. 

Basking in the sunshine on the 

Miller Hal] steps was a line of people 
all wearing either suits or black and 
grey sweaters— all of which provided 
a rather ecclesiastical look to the 
entrance! The students wrote down 
their names and the class which they 
had just attended or were planning 
on attending, to wit: Luc Sabot and 
Bill Largo both were headed for 
Evangelistic Preaching and Loren 
Nelson III was preaching in that class: 
Anna May Warner had just come 
fromParadise(isthataclass?); Rick 
Pauley and Claudine McCommell 
had just left New Testament and 
English History respectively. Cindy 
Ashbum (in several shades of blue 
denim) rushed up and begged to be 
mentioned in this column (so, we'll 
oblige). Amy Beckworth assured 
me that the orange and black bal- 
loons would be up and the pumpkins 
were ready to be carved for tonight's 
Fall Festival Picnic (they were — the 
event was most successful.) 

The whole campus is a-buzz 
about the up-coming election. 

Calvin and Hobbes 

Everyone's taking polls so biology Dep 
took its poll in twoclasses: General Biolog 
and Anatomy & Physiology !. Out of a 15: 
responses: 75 or 49% for Bush, 37 or 249 
for Clinton, 27 or 1 8% for Perot and 1 3 or 89 
for"others" including Suddam Hussein, Jo 
Clark, Garth Brooks, Jesse Jackson, Michae 
Jordan, Pee Wee Herman, none of the abov 
and you're kidding. OK, We'll see! 

The SCS A Bulletin Board contains som 
startling information about three officers 
Social VP Amy Beckworth's second caree 
choice is to be a star on "sesame Street; 
Financial VP John Boskind's favorite foo. 
is guacamole and his favorite teams ar 
Celtics, braves, Redskins, and Notre Dame 
Executive VP Rick Cavanaugh's favorit 
car is the Pinto and it si his intention to ge 
married before he leaves SC. Also noted 
Suzy Mazat's Fall Festival poster — very au 

There's a busy week-end coming up 
many things to do so have fun at the ban- 
Party, welcome the alumni here to celebrate 
the last fling of th centennial, and use you) 
best judgement when voting on Tuesday 
Take courage, we'll survive all of this an< 
much more Along the Promenade. 

by Bill Watterson 

7 rA- 




Page 20 29 October 199; 

Who could possibly be a worse president than Dan Quayle? 

Dcbbi Frey, FR 
Music Education 

"The mascot for the 1996 
Olympic Games." 

Aldo Hernandez, SR Edrick Ramos, SO Francis Douvillc, JR Christa Raines, JR 

Social Work Religion Pre-Fhysical Therapy Corporate Wellness 

"My ex-roommate, Sidney "Doug Martin." "Who could possibly be "Pee Wee Herman." 
Commas." worse?" 

Coming Events 


The Southern College Sym- 
phony Orchestra will per- 
form Saturday night, Oct, 3 1 , 
at 8 p.m. in the P.E. Center. 
Renowned violinist Patricio 
Cobos will be the guest solo- 
ist. For more information, 
contact the Music Depart- 

be presented at the 
Cumberland County Play- 
house throughNov. 28. This 
is in Crossville, TN, so re- 
member it's Central Time! 
Tickets are $6.50 for stu- 
dents. Call (615) 484-5000 
for more information. 

tnci ty and nuclear power are Nov. 6-7 at the Cullman Ag- 

being presented by the ricultural Trade Center in 

Sequoyah Nuclear Plant Cullman, Ala. Call (205) 

Training Center. Call 843- 734-1556 or 739^959 for 

4100, ext. 3 for more infor- ticket prices. 

Ph.D., on the topic "Games I 
Spiders Play". The lecturefl 
will be held at 7:30 p.n 
Lynn Wood Hall. 

On Nov. 9-10 The Wind ir 
the Willows will be at tht 
Tivoli Theatre. For mort 
information, call 757-5042 

The Tivoli Theatre presents 
the opera "La Traviata" on 
Nov. 7. Call 757-5042 for 

ticket prices. r /Vf'i'JE - 


^^^^^^^^^^^J The Houston Mus 

The Little Theatre of Chatta- Decorativ e Arts will exhibit Franklin, TN, will hold its 

nooga will present The Di- Wc dgewood pieces from the sixth annual Pumpkin Fest 

ary of Anne Frank through ori 8inal museum collection on Oct. 31. Highlights in- 

Nov. 8. Admission is $8.00 tnrou 8h November. Call elude a parade led by the 

forstudents. Call 267-8534 267 - 7 "6; admission dona- GreatPumpkinandotheren- 

for reservations or more in- tion re 1 ueste d. tertainment. Call 794-2595 


Fifteen interactive comput- The 22nd Bluegrass 

Anne of Green Gables will enzedv 'deoexhibitsonelec- Superjam will be held on 

The Regional History Mu- JtT* 

seum presents "Seeds of | J-TJIS C^ L 

Change", an exhibit related ^^^^^"^^^^^J 

to the Columbus quincen- n Nov. 5 the E.O. 

tenary, through Nov. 8. Ad- Grundset Lecture Series will 

C^Z'mi adUl,S - PreSCnt SUSa " E ***"' 

Sesame Street Live! I 
will be at the Memorial An- [ 
ditoriumonNov. 10-11. For J 
ticket information, call 757- 

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|by Phi Delta Kappa. Reading 
will be located in 

Jody Travis. Shawna Fulbright and friends watch the election. 

Die Meistersinger to 
tour Middle East 


By Cory Cottrell 


jvill be held Sunday, Novem- 
ber 15 to Saturday, November 
■21. "Restoring the Line" is the 

■theme of the meetings. 


■ WORKED OUT -Improved 

■ access to AT&T should make 

■ dialing out easier. pg . 3 

I 'aught by Stran Strange on 
I November 22 from 2-6pm in 
I Brock Hall 338. Workshop fee 
I ,S S40 and will include demon- 
I slra,| ons of posing and Hght- 
I lng Brin 8 camera, film and 
I wpod for outdoor portrait ses- 
pion. Phone 396-3644 to regis- 

Eyes bugged, jaws dropped, 
and the minds of the Die 
Meistersinger men whirled when 
Dr. Marvin Robertson, director, 
announced that they would be go- 
ing to the Middle East on their 
world tour in the spring of 1994. 

The Southern College male 
chorus has been invited to per- 
form in Egypt, Jordan, and possi- 
bly Saudi Arabia. Expenses will 
be approximately $1000 per per- 
son, must be raised by each mem- 
ber. Majorfund raising will begin 

next fall, but some of the men have 
already started to save. 

The circumstances for this tour 
are unique. For the first time in the 
group's history. Die Meistersingei 
will not be able to have "a rose among 
thorns, " as "Doc" Robertson oftens 
refers to the group's female soloists. 
this is due to the restrictions imposed 
on women in Middle Eastern 
Countries. "The girls would have to 

Continued on page 
5 - Singers 

Amidst cheers, jeers, and doughnut 
holes, students impatiently awaited 
the resultsof the 1992 U.S. Presiden- 
tial election. 

November third at 8:02, students 
assembled in the student center to 
discover who would be President for 
the next four years. Both televisions 
in the student center were fired up to 
accommodate the multitude of po- 
litical supporters. As usual, CNN 
was displayed and NBC was shown 
in the adjacent lounge. 

Some students paraded their sup- 
port by wearing patriotic red, white, 
and blue. One went as far as to wear 
a bumper sticker. 

When Tennessee announced 
its support of Bill Clinton and Al 
Gore, a prominent group of Demo- 
cratic persuasion lauded their ap- 
proval. On the other hand, Bush- 
backs were rather disappointed. 

Once the results materialized, the 
popcorn-strewn student centergradu- 
ally cleared out — some happy and 
some otherwise. Regardless of how 
students felt, Bill Clinton emerged 
as the new President-elect of the 
United States. 

Library open to serve the public 

By James Dittes \ "We'reageneralinlerestlibrary," 

^^^^^mm^^^^M said David Clapp, with Hamilton 
County public library, "aimed pri- 
marily at children and young adults." 
The library will stock general inter- 
est reading materials, such as how- 
to, fiction and non-fiction books. 
Though reference materials will be 
scarce compared to McKee Library, 
students will have access toacatalog 
from the downtown library which 
will send books to the Ooltewah/ 
Collegcdale Branch. 

"[The library will have] a place 

"Going to the library to study" 

I soon take on a double meaning. 

The Ooltewah/Collegedale 
Branch Library, on the comer of 
Apison Pike, and Swinyar Drive 

ss from the new Collegcdale 
City Hall, will open November 18, 
with a 40,000-book capacity. The 
opening celebration will begin at 3 

, and the library will remain 
open until 9 p.m. 

for students to study and a general 
collection to use," said Clapp. For 
the literary -minded, that also means 
a well-stocked supply of classic lit- 
erature. The collection will open 
with about 12,000 books. McKee 
Foods contributed half of the 
$250,000 book budget, matching the 
$ 1 25,000 raised within the Ooltewah/ 
Collegcdale community. 

Library hours will be 9 a.m. to 6 
p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Satur- 
days, and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednes- 
daysandThursdays. Itwillbeclosed 
Fridays and Sundays. 

Page Two 




6 November 1991 


James A. Dittes 

Morbid Passion 

I taught my fust class in English Raven" and asked the class that very 
last week at Collegedale Academy, question: "How can we call Poe a 

and boy, did I ever learn a lot. 

The topic I was to illustrate to a 
class of juniors was Romantic Ameri- 
can Poetry — my element. There is a 
freedom to Romantic Poetry that 
makes it fun to leach. And Che ideal- 
ism of the writers themselves — 
Thoreau, Whitman and Emerson to 
nameafew — issotangibleyoucould 
almost embrace it. Romantic writers 
truly could write down the rhythm 
and rhyme of nature and turn it into 
something tangible too — a three-di- 
mensional ideal that grabbed you whohadreadinAcrejt/forfourweeks 
and carried you away. the warnings about the demise of 

So I talked with the class about religious liberty in America, finally 
what a Romantic was. We talked got apocalyptic when they realized 
aboutemotions.andaboutidcalslhat thai their money would be used to 
were as real to these writers as a brick rebuild America. Even as I travelled 
wall, and then we talked aboul Edgar home to Nashville, I heard people 
Allen Poe. speak with dread about the next ad- 

Poe? Romantic? ministration, from the mechanic who 

I read the first stanza of "The fixed my car to the kind lady in 

About Accent 

Romantic?" There was silence. I 
smiled at the depth of my question. I 
was stunned by the depth of the re- 

One girl in the back comer raised 
herhand. '"TheRaven'hasakindof 
morbid passion to it," she said. 
Morbid passion. Emotion and ideal- 
ism and rhythm and rhyme all 
wrapped up into one. Wow. 

As the results from the presiden- 
tial election sunk in, a morbid pas- 
sion gripped our campus. People 

church who told me she just loved 
the opinions I published in Accent — 
"My husband just hates Clinton," 
she added. (Obviously she hadn't 
read my opinions.) 

It seemed like America had cho- 
sen change Tuesday night, and 
couldn't respect itself in the morn- 

This campaign gripped us like no 
other because of the different ideals 
andemotionsthatmovedit. Many of 
us — including myself — werecarried 
away with the ideals of one of the 
three major sides — ideals that still 
seem real and tangible, even as 
America heaves a huge sigh of relief 
and waits with bated breath to see 
history unfold. 

Adding to the passions of the 
campaign was the morbidity of the 
campaign styles. President Bush and 
the Republicans waged their second 
v.iinp.n>:i] based on negativity, only 
to be rebuffed by an equally negative 

Democratic assault and a broadside 
from Ross Perot. And the negativity 
of the campaign scarred more people 
than just Bill and Hillary Clinton. 
President Bush, the man who had 
triumphantly declared, "We finally 
kicked this Vietnam thing," at the 
close of the Gulf War, reopened those 
old wounds to discredit Governor 
Clinton's draft record. On Wednes- 
day, November 4 — the "morning af- 
ter"— all that was left was the nega- 

As America moves into a new 
day with a new leader, it's time to 
unite and work toward a common 
goal — the betterment of ourcountry. 
After all, politics is all about unit- 
ing — uniting different people, dif- 
ferent groups and different ideas. 

And as for morbid passion? Save 
them for Poe. And for the negativity 
and doubt that remains, I say let them ' 
have their reign and grip thiscounlry 

the house? 

At Accent there is, 
and the house couldn't 
be happier. 

Clifton Brooks has 
taken humor in the house 
of Accent to new highs 
in his drawings and il- 

Clifton was "discov- 
ered" by assistant editor, 
Angie Coffey, the "Clifton Brooks' by Clifton Brooks 

night before Accent's first deadline, cabooses to washing machines, 
When we came up short for a picture Clifton stands by his political carton] 
on the renovations in Thatcher Hall, "What the Candidates Would Say if 
Clifton, a sophomore Engineering They Attended SC." "What the can- 
major from Wayzata, Minnesota, didales said fit so easily into college 
stepped in with an illustration show- situations/'laughsClifion. Thus.Bill 
mg trashed, wmdowless "rooms with Clinton couldn't afford another four 
V "L W ' years, George Bush promised no new 

Since that first issue, Clifton has laundry price increases-"Read m v 
performed a vane.y of tasks as politi- lips"-and Ross Perot loved the new 
cal cartoonist, illustrator (see his il- Talge decor so much he "bought the 
lustration for Accent's "Touring all college " 

XcuL P m aCe 'f art 1 H ,C K f' ,f,0I,alS0 Ne *<-mes le r.Clif<onwill, caV e 

selects comics for the back pages and Accent to work for Adventisl World 

"Nnl IZ f™ M° mC ^ Py Cdi,ing - Radl ° inC ° S,a RiCa ' Wh <^ 1* Will be 

Cche r :d N r Reportin8class ™ ngi T Wswhai1 

•n, p „„.,. „' ., want 10 get into, he says. Meanwhile 

put uToTc 7 "' ^/° UCan ' to » , '"l'«<»sHome»co!,i m nwill 

Zl ,h ,' MyS fl ° n ' " iS 0flen become "Drawings Home" as 

— 7* 


After drawing subjects ranging from 


James Dittes 

Assistant Editor 

Angie Coffey 

Politics Editor: Alex Bryan Ad Manager: Calvin Simmons 

Religion Editor: Curtis Forrester Copy Editor: Acela Baglaj 

Sports Editor: Eric Johnson Typist: Jeannie Sanpakit 

Lifestyle Editor: Beth Mills Circulation: Greg Larson 

Photographer: Sean Pitman Cartoonist: Clifton Brooks 

Photo Editor 

Rick Mann 

Dr. Herbert Coolidgc 

Staff Writers: Sabine Vatel, Brenda Keller, Michelle Lashicr, 
and Andy Nash 


Association, is published t 

the exception of vacations. Opinions expressed in Accent are those of the autnor. 

and do not necessarily rcfleci the views of the editor, the Southern College Student 

Association, the Seventh-day Adventist Church or the advertisers. 

Accent welcomes your letters of opinions, top ten lists, and quoies of th<-" 
week. Each entry must contain the writer's name, address, and phone number. 
Letters will be edited for space and clanty and may be withheld. Il is the po |k '- v "' 
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ft November 1992 

[Reading center donated 

By Melissa Bayley 

nj^^M|^»v>v^ Fallbacks are small, pamphlet 

books about twenty-five pages long. 
Rudents.doyouneedmoreresources Each book is a concise summary of 
-n papers? The George Reavis an educational topic. They can be 

Reading Center is going to be help- 

I Southern College is the recipient 
of the George Reavis Reading Cen- 
B r donated by the Phi Delta Kappa, 
a professional education organiza- 
ffljn. Lastspring when the stateevalu- 
Mors came, one of them saidSouth- 
Hn would be a good place for the Phi 

read quickly because they 

ten in non-technical language to get 

an overview on the topic. 

The reading center is made up of 
two-hundred books. Each year five 
to seven books are added, a Phi Delta 
Kappa will continue to donate them 
to Southern. 

It will be located in Summerour 
TOelta Kappa fastbacks. Dr.Babcock, Hall rather than the library. They are 
Hd a member of the organization, required to be kept as a set with the 
Hked if they'd be interested in do- George Reavis Reading Center sign 
--- '3 Southern. posted. 

Jennifer Swackhammer 

Idling iu juumeiii. posted. _ -g 

Gym clinic to be held Alunmi centennial: 


By Marca Age 

"This is going to be a 
weekend," said Jeff Root, agymnas- 
tics team member from Pisgah Acad- 
emy. "1 am looking forward to meet- 
ing the clinicians and the Gym-Mas- 

Seven hundred students descent on 
louthern's campus, Thursday, No- 
Rmber 12. Students from twenty t *' 

Dr. David Smith, Chairman of 
the English Department, will be their 


a "timely" event 

By Lori Pettibone 

acjOcmies jnd seven colleges have 
H>me for the gymnastics clinic, 
fisted °y Southern's Gym-Masters. 

k planting next to Lynn Wood Hall 
marking the beginning of Southern's 
t hundred years. 
Other activities included: 

guest speaker for the weekend. Des- 


r^l^Tn!!" ^TLtl "^ Drama C^y wiI1 P«ft 

'"'" forthevespersprogramfortheClinic. 

Where are they all staying? Good 
question. The dorms. Conference 
Center, and even the gym will be 
their guest rooms. 

Saturday evening, each of the 
twenty-seven gymnastics teams will 
put on a five minute show. "It will be 

from the Soviet Union and 
Bumbler, John Beck are coaching 
Be clinic. "I'm excited about the 
Hinicians, because I can't wait to 
^am from them and to see them in 
' said Gym Master, Donna 

I am really looking forward to the 
■inic, because I'd like to see how the 


- ~ee the talent that show up," 

together and help said Gym-Masters Darren Williams. 
Enc Molina, Gym- 

Alumni weekend came to aclose 
with a time capsule burial. 

Among the many things buried multi-media presentation sketching 
in the capsule were, baseball cards, the history of Southern College par- 
last year's yearbook, a hatchet from alleled with world events, an unveil- 
Graysville and a centennial T-shirt, ing of the painting "Christ in the 

Also buried in the time capsule Garden" for Lynn Wood Hall, and a 

was Dennis Pettibone's A Century special vesper's talk by Doug Martin 

of Challenge, The Story of Southern on "100 years of memories." 

College , which came out Thursday, Sabbath afternoon, there was a 

October 29 and was presented at the centennial presentation dramatizing 

Centennial banquet Thursday the college's move from Graysville 

evening. to Collegedale and the development 

Friday, October 30 was an- of the Collegedale church. 

nounced "So-Ju-Conian Founders' In 25 years Southern College 
plans to have another special alumni 
weekend in which the time capsule 

Among these activities was a tree buried will be retrieved. 

full of J 

ebrating the end of the centenial. 

Even ET can't call home Bugs wt 

[ telephone 

L_J X % John Becke 


College's campus tele- 
system has been recently re- 
"ogrammed to improve access to 
AT&T trunks in the evening. These 
*an ges will make it easier for stu- 
"' ,0 cail long distance, especially 
«k traveling season approaches. 
On November 4, SC corrected 
P^ems in [hrec of it's fifteen ou.- 
°*g local trunk fines. The primary 
fe « of this change was to take 
°me pressure off the eight AT&T 
^s. much were at that time being 
^available for local calls if all 
^n local trunks were busy. 
Un November 5, an additional , 
sle P was taken- <;» ,u r ■ calling the ewnimr 

cv*i „ Southern limited , A 

l0ca 'ca Lsmrh-fiA . «■;* hej\\. i he re u 

dedicated to them, and reserved the suffered moderately. 

" caJ| s to the fifteen 

AT&T trunks for AT&T card access 

The graph shows that although 

of November 5 

irtually r 

Why should AT&T card i 
i local callers not have equa 
!S to the AT&T trunks? 

being worked out of the 
system for better access 

their trunks. We have to pay an extra 
monthly fee to have trunks 
"screened" so they can be used with 
AT&T cards. It would be rather 
expensive to have all trunks set up 
for AT&T access. 

2. AT&T card callers are calling 
across time zones more often than 
are local trunk callers. This means 
they have less freedom of when they 
may call. A local caller can re-try 
me other time with less disruption 
to their life. 

The department will continue to 
watch for ways that improve tele- 
phone service on campus. For in- 

u ac- by which students could obtain their 

own long-distance service without 

using parent's credit cards, and get 

have discountedpricesintheprocess.Slay 

trunk group bk)cked AT&T calls. Local calls AT&T card users overflowing onto tuned. 



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am party. 

Kim Hutton and Shonda Chase bark about all the fun at the 

Searching for jobs 

Many jobs may be available from Student Employ.) 


k anywhere from minimum wagt 
eleven dollars per hour. Other co 
panies that employment works 1 
Areyoutiredoflookingforajob is RPS and McKee Bakery. The*! 
and finding nothing? Let Student are the kinds of jobs students desirtl 

Wellness major 
continues to grow 

when the really need the money f a l 

Why are there academy kidj 
working at the college if studeiml 
need the work? This may b 

that has entered your minds, I 

j / f By Elena Jas j come one of the fastest growing 

^^^■^ ^^^™"^"^™^" majors offered on campus. It is also 

"Job opportunities are improv- the largest major with 67 hours to be 
ing each year for Wellness majors," complete in the field. The major 
said Phil Garver, Chairman of the offers a diversity of classes such 
P.E. Department. 

The demand for Wellness ma- 
jors will continue to progress as the 
cost of health care goes up and busi- 
ness manages see that preventing 
sickness is cheaper than treating it. 
As portions of insurance plans are 
cut or completely eliminated, em- 
ployees will also have the desire to 

Employment help! "Wedon ! 
facture jobs, we help find them," 
says ElsworthHetke,Directorof Stu- 
dent Employment. 

Southern has many jobs avail- 
able for the students that really want 

to work and are honestly seeking a Especially when some college sru- 

job. "It's really hard to find jobs for dents don't have jobs. Theansweris 

students who have scattered sched- very simple. Because the academy 

ules, "says Hetke. Students should kids are here all summer and during 

be directed to come to the employ- vacations then they need to emploj 

ment office instead of running around them all year long. Most of & 

looking for jobs themselves. Be- academy kids work in the Service 

causetheyknowwhichjobsareavail- Dept., C.K., cafeteria, and the Vi]- 

ableandwhichonesaren't. "Ifthere lageMarket. 
aren't any jobs open the first time, The jobs that students want fin 

keep coming back and bugging us are the desk jobs. But when it comes 

business, psychology, health, com- Until somethin g °P ens '" sa y s Hetke - down the exam week and the bills 

puter and many more students have jobs, need to be paid the students wu 

Presently there are 29 Wellness " n,ese J obsran g eft oniradioannounc- higher paying jobs. "Andifweraii 

ing to washing dishes. At the present the wages here on campus then w 

time, there are 950 students em- would have to raise tuition, because! 

ployed. Forty-seven work at the someone ha 

Southern Carton Industry. Making says Hetke. 

> pay the students," 


keep their bodies healthy. Wellness influenceonsociety. "Somanymedi- 

Coordinators will be in greater de- cal professionals smoke, drink, and 

mand as these concepts take root, don't exercise," she said. Next se- 

They will meet these demands by mester she will do her internship at 

promoting balanced lifestyles that Humana Wellness Center, 

include the physical, mental, social, Garver has a positive outlook on 

and spiritual well-being. futurejob opportunities for Wellness 
Southern began its Weill 

majors, eight of which will gradu; 
in May. Tanya Johnsons shares her 
plans and hopes. After graduation, 
she hopes to work in a hospital set- 

ting because she feeis that the me™- The beauties ask the beasts to supper I 

cal profession should be a positive r^. rr I 

slacks. The feature will be E 
and the Beast . A backdrop will be I 
lable for pictures. Students may I 


Amy Beck worth 

There is another reason for girls . . 
to be thankful this Thanksgiving. The )JJ]JJf r ^ 
Student Association willhostthefirst 
Reverse Thanksgiving Banquet. 
It will be in the Cafeteria, No- 
pro- graduates. "Last year all graduates vember 22, at 5:05 P.M. Casual 

r pay o 

gram three years ago and it has be- in the field got jobs," he said. 

appropriate — je 

Computers - the old and the new 

~j J By Tanya Wolcott~~| 

dollar for two prints. I.D. cards are! 
necessary for your meal. 

Many students are anxious f<x| 
the evening. John Boskind said," 
can't wait to see Krisi Clark ask the | 
of her choice!" 


"Praeticallyeverythingnewhas 3) Make a Macintosh lab available 

rne Journalism and Art depart- been switched to computers for de- to all Southern students in the eve 

ments made a joint request that signs simply because it's faster," nings— a need that was hishlighted 

their equipment budget go to a said Robert Garren, Chairman of intheself-studyquestionnairescom 

muchncededMacinloshcornputer the Art Department. pleted by students and faculty spring 

• . VolkerHenning.AssociatePro- of 1991. 

Righlnow.theJoumalismUb fessor of Journalism and Commu- 

is equipped with the 1 984 Kaypro nication Department, wrote up the 

computers. The Kaypros are set proposal showing that the lab will for the 

up for students taking classes like accomplish the following: student 

prdc7w£kL S0 *H yCa " h '' Ve h !' En * 1 f st » dni «'^8PubUca- wimMa^tehTJ^vertisernenB ,, „ 

pracbceworkrng under pressure bonstetgnand Design Principles andmarkeungstra,egies."Wewould pim X e 

Memories gets 
new computer 

By Amy Durkin_ 

A brand new Macintosh 2CI 

has found a home in the Southern 

The Business Department also Memories office. "It makes meet- 

iletterindicatingtheirsupport mg deadlines a whole lot easier," 

' — w computer lab. The sa id Southern Memories editor. 

marketing need to work Elk n Roberts. 

Not only does the new com- 

"I feel there is a need for a 

that. The students in marketing theprograms faster. Robertsesp 

7\ i)n,„, i .i, i ■• . — -..v,™ ,„ ^imiug the programs taster, rvuu" ~ ~r 

m.Bven, LXt^^^ tZ^^Z^ -'«" =3 


a junior Corporate Wellness n 

ments can now be done 
the field of advertising, neously. The last two deadlines 

fl type faster than the Kaypros kind ofcomputer most widely used terested 

' *• ""Chn^Raines, mnewspaper and magazine offices Mostcreativeworkisdone'onMadn- Z" ten met wTth ease thanks 

anapubbcrelattonsdepamnentsof tosh systems," said Vinita Sander, the new addition 

corporations. " J 

:UC, HSI merge long- 
Instance programs 

By Lara Beaven | 

The agreement calls for CUC to 
retain control of the academic pro- 
— - by registering students and gram- 

Columbia Union College and ing the credits. HSI will continue to 

Tie School International (HSI) send the materials, update the cur- 

mlly signed a landmark agree- riculum and bill the students, 
it that will strengthen CUC's All courses offered must be ap- 

ernal Degree Program. The two proved by CUC faculty, who will 

itulions have been negotiating on teach the classes, 
lytocombinethestrengthsofthe The arrangement will be re- 

programsforaJmostthreeyears, viewed annually by both HSI and 

Dr. Joseph Gurubatham, HSI CUC. Middle states accrediting will Rick Cavanaugh presents paper after he winning an American Physical 

dent. mak'p an mm 1 rAi ,..,, ,. n._ Sinriau, m-.,.,. j-jiwu 

make an initial review of the r __ 

|HSI, housed at the General Con- gram and then decide how often it 

i Headquarters in suburban feels it needs to reexamine the pro- 

yiand, specializes in long-dis- gram. 

e education and has a full-time Part of the negotiations also in- 

Jf of 27 that keeps textbooks and volved tuition. HSI and CUC of- 

sematerialuptodate.mailssup- fered almost identical courses but at 

, bills students, grades lessons differentpricesandittooksometime 

i provides other student support to agree on the cost of tuition. Sru- 

. It is accredited by the Na- dentsmustpaya$60enrollmentfee. 

■rial Home Study Council to offer Tuition is $125 per credit hour and 

^ree programs. It also offers 20percentofthetuitionmustbepaid 

s for students who need a par- up front. The remaining 80 percent 

■ tiaii.u class but are unable to fit it of tuition may be made in three in- 

Ho their college schedule. stallments. Students who opt for the 

M CUC will continue to offerclasses three- month payment plan m 

"a promissory note with HSI, 

Society grant. 

Cavanaugh presents 
Physics paper 

I / X By Cynthia 1 

for the triatomic molecules the three 

k scientists have taken a more theoreti- 
cal approach. 

Cavanaugh used an example of 
k traffic routes to explain the different 

j for students who c. 

I Hgc campus but who are seeking 

Hgrees, students from other institu- 

Bns who need a particular class and 

TJC students who need to supple- 

pnt their class schedules. HSI will 

jwrite the courses under the direc- 



Cavanaughhaswona$35grantfrom methods of research. There may be 

the American Physical Society. more than one way to get to your 

Cavanaugh used the grant for destination, butyoustillarriveatthe 

sign towd expenses to the meeting of the sa ™e place. 

southeastern section of the group In the abstract Cavanaugh, 

Also, students enrolling under wnere he presented the abstract. "It Zhuvikin, and Hefferlin postulated 

:urrent financial arrangements ' s rare - " sa '^ physics department that molecules have an internal sym- 

required to pay 20 percent of chairma n Dr. Ray Hefferlin, "that an merry. They used mathematical prin- 

tuition at the time of enrollment. 

Students who are interested in 
[his non-classroom program should 
call 1-800-394-4769. 

tf*t Appreciation 
class to tour Newlbrk 

forks of art to be studied first hand 

_ByRichard Arroyo | Michael Logan 

undergraduate student presents a pa- ciples or group theory principle! 

per." arrange the molecules in a periodic 

Cavanaugh has been working chart, 
with Dr. George Zhuvikin, of St. An advantage to the theoretical 

Petersburg University in Russia, as approach over the hard data method 

well as Dr. Hefferlin. The three is that one is not limited to diatomic 

submitted to the Society an abstract or triatomic molecules. The same 

entitled "Periodic Systems of Mol- principles apply to all molecules re- 

ecules from Group Theory." gardless of number of atoms. 

Since the late 1970's Southern's "Thfe project is on the cutting 

physics department has been study- edge of physics," said Cavanaugh. 

ing arrangements fo diatomic mol- His duty is to write a computer pro- 

ecules in periodic charts. Overtime gram that uses group theoretical prin- 

they added triatomic molecules. ciples to produce a periodic chart 

Since scanty data were available from molecular names. 

The Big Apple. 
-New York City, the melting pot 
■ »e world, will be the destination 
I *« Art Appreciation class, Be- 
IT'oral Sc 'ence and the Business 
■-"* tours this Thanksgiving. 

Winent. will make his 22nd an- 
IffP'oNew York. "New Yorkis 
J Art ca Pi!°l of the world," said 
L* 1 " ln "ee told my Art class it 
ILh °' s bi ""day, and they 
t * 'know who he was. Before the 
^ was over we planned a trip to 

Michael Logan, a Wellness ma- 
jor, expects to have fun. "I've never 
been to New York, there's bound to 
be something to do," said Logan. 
Calvin Simmons, Business Admin- 
istration major, says he hopes to have 
time to soak in half of what he sees. 
A person could only imagine the 
sights, sounds, and smells of New 
York City if they had never been 
there. Jody Travis, Physical Educa- 
tion major, anticipates the New York 
tour. "I just want to spend Thanks- 
giving with my girlfriend," said 

The New York Tour begins No- 
vember 2 1 and lasts to the end of the 
Thanksgiving vacation. 

Singers - 

wear veils and long black dresses. 
If they were dressed 'inappropri- 
ately,' any man widi them would be 
jailed," Doc said. For this reason, it 
is very difficult for mixed groups to 
perform in these countries. 

Another unique aspect of this 
tour is thai Pic- N k-j-.lcr-inj/c-r will 
be performing exclusively secular 
music, consisting mostly of tradi- 
tional American folk songs. 

Most of the guys are excited 
about the trip. "I thought that we 
would be going to the (former) So- 

Continued from page I 

viet Union again," said baritone 
Chris Gloudeman. "Even though 
I've never been there and would 
like to go, the group has gone at 
least twice so it wouldn't be any- 
thing new. But Egypt — I've al- 
ways wanted to see the pyramids!" 

"And I've always wanted to 
see the Sphynx," added Tony 
Burchard, who's been in the group 
since 1985. 

along with other former Die 
\i.f|;.j'/.i m lilts , is ;isking, "Doc, 
can I come back for this tour?" 


6 November lgjg I 

How will Clinton's administration tackle| 

health Care? Faculty Guest Editorial: David W. Haley, NHA, MBA 

November3, 1992 has come and 
gone. We have elected a new Presi- 
dent and the specter of change 
abounds. Many questions about the 
nature and extent of the changes we 
can expect are belatedly being asked. 
Many people are concerned about 
the future direction of health care 
under a Clinton administration. The 
anxiety seems to center around the 
fear of socialized medicine of some 
sort becoming a reality. Many stu- 
dents planning careers in health care 
are concerned about the related im- 
pact on their chosen professions. 

There is an inviolate triangle of 
related concepts that constitute a 
health care system: they are access, 
quality of care, and affordable cost. 
President-elect Clinton made "uni- 
versal access to quality care at an 
affordable cost," a support beam of 
his platform. Most health-care ex- 
perts will tell you that while this triad 
of goals is unquestionable desirable, 
they are unachievableasaunit. Con- 
ventional wisdom dictates that any 
two of the goals can be accomplished 
at the expense of the third. For ex- 
ample, we can have universal access 
and high quality, but not at a low 
cost. Perhaps conventional wisdom 
will be defied. 

Meanwhile there is a strong con- 
sensus at every level of government 
and industry that health care costs 
are out of hand and must be brought 
under of control. 

I believe that the positives in our 
present system faroutweigh the nega- 
tives and therefore an evolutionary 
change that effectively addresses 
some of the structural flaws is neces- 
sary. A revolutionary change to a 

system like Canada's or 
Switzerland's or the Netherlands' is 

While any proposal totinkerwith 

the system may in retrospect be iden- 
tified as the wedge that opened the 
door to an undesirable outcome, 
Clinton's proposal is not that radical 
and does not lead inexorably or in- 
evitablyto socialized medicine. Am 
Isaying that socialized medicine will 
never be a reality in this country? 
No, but I am saying that the proposal 
to revamp the health care system as 
set forth by Clinton during the cam- 
paign contributes no more to the prob- 
ability of such an occurrence than the 
promulgation of Medicare and Med- 
icaid did in 1968. 


: lor 


President Bush and Prcsii.kiii-i.lcLt 
Clinton were probably more harmo- 
nious than discordant in their pro- 
posals about the future of health care 
in this country. Clinton's plan basi- 
cally calls for all employers to either 
provide basic health-care coverage 
for all employees or to pay into an 
uninsured pool. The procedure would 
be similar to that currently prescribed 
by present Worker's Compensation 
Acts. As a caveat, abuses of worker's 
compensation are legendary among 
employers and the premiums are be- 
coming burdensome to bus inc. v hut 
no one advocates eliminating such 
worker protection. 

The plan provides universal ac- 
cess to all workers, but does not 
address the care of the unemployed 
which comprise approximately five 
percent of the work force even under 
afull-emptoyment scenario. Clinton 
i.iiK !<>dc line \\\ym •.crvicesmusl be 

covered under a basic insurance plan. 
This is a giant black hole that could 
raise costs astronomically. Should it 
merely provide major medical cov- 
erage and if so should it include 
elective and cosmetic procedures; or 
should it cover routine physical ex- 
aminations and diagnostics as well; 
should dental services be manda- 
tory; and eye glasses; what about 
psychiatric services, substance abuse 
treatment, infertility problems; are 
homosexual couples a family and 
therefore must becoveredunderfam- 
ily policies; ad nauseum. You would 
get better odds at the blackjack tables 
in Las Vegas than most employers 
will give you about the prospects of 
such a plan being controllable from a 

Finally, what are some of the 
probable affects on nursing, allied- 
health, and pre-medicine majors? It 
will accelerate asecular trend among 
employers to seek managed care op- 
tions as the cornerstone of their cost 
control strategy. Alphabet soup will 
take on a new meaning as PPO's and 
HMO's become part of our everyday 
language. You will seean emphasis 
on corporate-wellness plans and re- 
habilitation programs as anothercost 

control measure. You will st 
roles and positions formerly resent I 
as the exclusive province of the pi 
sician filled by nurses, physician » I 
sistants, and technicians. NursePjacT 
titioners will perform physical e,| 
medically diagnose; 
treatment for routine, \ 
life threatening illnesses; nurse anes- 1 
thetists will continue to supplar 
esthesiologists in the operating fa. I 

s will 

side over increasing numbers of rou- 1 
tine deliveries. This will i 
physicians to fulfill those roles thai 
they are uniquely qualified for. Asif 
consequence, earnings of nur 
other allied health professionals will I 
increase at a rapid rate as demand I 
continues to outpace supply. Onlbil 
other hand, physician earnings will 
not keep up with inflation. Phyji-| 
cians will continue. hov.e\cr. \i>\<\ 
the highest paid profession in th: 
country. Medical school applies 
dons will continue to decline andtkl 
geographic maldistribution of phy-l 
sicians will be redressed as doctonl 
seek alternative career settings such I 
as the inner city and rural areas. 
In the final analysis, the sky's 
falling but it sure is foggy out thi 


Southern's Sandwich Shoppe 



Southerns Sandwich 


Election Wrap-up 

By Alex Bryan 

For the first lime in more 
than a decade a Democratic will 
occupy the White house. 

Arkansas Governor Bill 
Clinton defeated President 
George Bush to become the next 
president of the United States. 
Claiming 357 electoral votes to 
just 1 68 for his opponent, Clinton 
won an impressive victory and a 
clear mandate that change must 
come to this country and it's gov- 

The popular vote was 
:loser— Clinton claiming '■ 


Perot picking up 19%. 

The keys to Clinton's victory 
were strong showings in the East, 

the industrial Midwest, and the 
Pacific Coast. In addition, the 
govemorpickedupafew states in 
the Rocky Mountain region an<S 
the South. 

Here in Tennessee, a state 
whichvotedBushin 1988,ClintM 
won, as well. The addition of 
Tennessee Senator Al Gote 
helped the Democratic tickettake 
the volunteer state's 11 electa 

A high voter turnout, espe- 
cially among the 18-29agegro0P- 
was of great support to the p«»- 
dent-elect. He and Al Core* 
youthful image and a campa>g» 
commitment for a better ton«- 
row proved to be successful SB* 

^ For the next couple monj 
and present his plan for doroeso 
and economic recovery. He" 
n P llvh,romesnresidaliflaJ»^l 

ary 20 of the new year. 


More morality . . . 

"Slick Willie" Clinton and "Ozone 
Kid" Gore in the Collegedale pre- 
cinct. Granted some of those votes 
were cast by the heathen (non-SDA) 
Collegedale residents, but you Ad- 
ventist who voted that way and/or for 
Marilyn Lloyd should be ashamed of 
yourselves. Just in case you hadn't 
noticed, the Democratic Party — now 
headed and embodied by Bill Clinton 
— stands for everything we as Sev- 
enth-day Adventists have been from 
our founders-including E.G. White - 
should still be, against. 

We, as Seventh-day Adventists 
do not believe in giving out free, 
governmental handouts to everyone 
thus encouraging laziness — i.e. 
multi-generations of food stamp and 
welfare brats. We believe that the 
Bible as God's word means just what 
it says in stating that homosexuals 
will not get to heaven. Therefore we 
do not believe that homosexuals will 
not get to heaven. Therefore we do 
not believe that homosexuals should 
serve on the President's cabinet nor 
in the military nor should they have 
the same rights as normal (Bible man- 
dated - man/woman) couples. 

Harry D. Best 
Class of 1975 

et's not stick our heads in the sand 


I feel that I must 
| James* editorial in the October 29, 
ue. Dr. Gulley's guest edito- 
I rials in the October 15 and October 29 
s of the Southern Accent, and the 
ICollegedale voter turnout (who voted 

In saying we must "vote 'other- 

se' against President Bush" if we 

bant to keep out religious freedoms 

hiacl, Mr. Dittes is off on the deep 

|nd. Granted religious liberty/free- 

s an important issue in this 

lampaign but it wasn't the only issue. 

e character, including past discre- 

ns, of the candidates was a very 

nportant issue in this campaign. 

Shame all over you, Dr. Gulley. 
leing an SDA minister and teacher 
|f future SDA ministers you should 
1 better than to even imply that 
s Democrat party, the party of Ted 
fnnedy, Mario Cuomo, "Hanoi 
ne" Fonda-Turner, and "Slick Wil- 
lie" Bill Clinton is the party that will 
moid off the Sunday law for a while 

Looking over the voter count list 

|n the Times for November 4, 1992, 1 

e that there were over 300 votes for 

The Constitution 
still protects us 

I was surprised by the partisan 
tone of Dr. Norman Gulley's guest 
editorial (October 15, 1992). We are 
rightly concerned about the potential 
violation of the first amendment; so 
what is it? "Congress shall make no 
law concerning the establishment of 
religion or prohibiting the free exer- 
cise thereof." Our religious liberty 
defenders seem not to omit that last 
phrase. It is the liberals who are cur- 
rently attacking the first amendment! 
They are those who attempt to remove 
any reference to God from the United 
Slates of America. They are those who 
want sex education without morals, 
history without God, and anthropol- 
ogy without creation and the flood. 
They are those whosupport the "right" 
to destroy innocent human life-God's 

To my knowledge Ellen White 
never said we must vote for the amoral 
since a person with strong religious 
convictions will someday promote a 
Sunday law. . . . 

Naedo Henry 
Lincoln, Nebraska 

Joke not 


I would like to point out and 
correct an error I made in my article 
"A day in the life: lab assistants," in 
the October 29 issue of Southern 

The article was suppose to be 
humorous, but at the same time, com- 
plimentary to the Biology Depart- 
ment and its lab assignments. 

In the article, I used a quote from 
Suzy Mazat, but I did not create the 
right context. In my mind, I could 
see Suzy laughing and joking as she 
spoke. However, I failed to convey 
that jovial tone to the readers. 

I apologize to the Biology De- 
partment and Suzy Mazat. The ar- 

make you look bad. 

I would like __ _. 

cent editorials by James Dittes, Dr. 

■Gulley, and the subsequent responses. 

I I agree with the statement that the 

■guiding principle in out interaction 

■with the government should be reli- 

Igious liberty. This is not because Mr. 

■ Dines or Dr. Gulley said it, but be- 

I cause God said it. As Adventists we 

I know that "church and state are now 

I making preparations for the future 

| conflict. Protestants are working in 

Wise to bring Sunday to the front, 

did the Romanists. 1 We know that 

I issues, such as morality, are nothing 

but a disguise for Sunday legislation. 

1 Anduia twhilcmenaresleeping.Saten 

I is actively arranging matters so that 

I "^Lord's people may not have mercy 

°f justice. The Sunday Movement is 

now making its way in darkness. The 

^ders are concealing the true issue . 

■ Its professions are mild and appar- 

e "'ly Christian. But when it shall 

speak it will reveal the spirit of the 

' wagon." 1 

'He Mastercomes, but let us belike the 
we wise virgins who awoke, trimmed 
^Mamps, and were ready to meet 
lt *bndesmaid. s Why? Because they 

had made the necessary preparation. 
We need to "search the Scriptures'* 1 
so that we can be ready for what is 
about to break on the world as an 
overwhelming surprise. SDA'sshould 
not be looking for some grand event. 
Butalthe trends of prophecy. Butlam 
afraid that "we are not ready for the 
issue to which the Sunday law will 
bring us."' Which means we are not 
ready for Jesus to come. Let us study 
the Word and the Testimonies so that 
we, by the grace of God, can be ready. 
And let us be willing to share what we 
learn so that others may come to love 
Jesus and His appearing. 

As to the question of religious 
liberty. 1 think we have clear counsel 
that "we are not doing the will of God 
if we sit in quietude, doing nothing to 
preserve liberty of conscience'"' And 
where does this leave us? Hopefully, 
like the brethren who "searched the 
Scriptures daily, whether those things 

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Accent Athlete of the Week: 
Jody Travis 

Jody Travis took it to the opposition 
during the flagball tournament. The 
center played more like a tight end, 
caicing 3 touchdowns in one game. 

JodyTravisisAccen/'s Ath- 
lete of the Week. Travis came 
alive in a tournament game against 
Culpepper by catching 3 touch- 
downs, 2 extra points and throw- 
ing a touchdown as well. Travis is 
deceptive for someone who is not 
guarded very lightly. But he used 
the coverage to his advantage and 
burned the opposition before 
Culpepper could react. 

"Jody is a great athlete and 
deserves the credit that has been 
given him," said junior Shawna 
Fulbright. Travis was a key player 
in Gettys's win against Culpepper 
and for those reasons, Jody Travis 
is Accent's Athlete of the Week. 


: bookies and the Mafia 

games each week. Key players — 

quarterbacks, wide 

backs, defensive backs, and kickers — 


6 November 1 992 

Gettys rolls to flag hall 
championship over Holland 34-20 


By Eric Johnson | 

NFL games are fixed 

P.E. Coach Ted Evans talks with Andy Nash 
about gambling and sports and how it affects 
what we see every Sunday. 

■ league baseball player Ted 

"What happens in football is that 
by the time a guy gets done with bet- 

day, he's either got some money in his 

pocket or he's lost some. Sowhenthat 

* Monday night game comes around, 

and referees take part in the money- ^Suy'sgamgtotrytowinlusrnoney 

making scandal. back or he has money to play w,th. but 

c _ , -, „ on Monday nights, I w< 

So says Southern College physi- ,. i ... 

... c . , [increases] to a thud I 

cal education professor and former 

Rob Gettys won the 1992flagball 
championship game by Chris 
Holland's team 34 to 20. Gettys 
played a superb game, throwing four 
touchdowns and three extra points. 
the game was close the whole way 
with Holland tying the game at 20-20 
with the first play of the second half. 
Rick Hayes caught a TO pass from 
Gettys with 10 minutes to go and 
Gettys never surrendered the lead. 

"The season was great," said Jody 

Evans, who in 1969 played Cin- 
cinnati Reds farm system, says his 
experience in sports and betting — "I 
(used to) bet on baseball, basketball, 
football, dogs, horses, everything" — 
qualifies him to make these asser- 

"When I played there was talk 
about watching out for certain people 
(who] will try to influencethe game. 
Atfirst this was totally foreign to me, 
but as I looked into it more, I found 
out there was something out there. . . 
It is basically the Mafia and thegam- 
bling organizations that control this." 

Evans gave up both baseball and 
betting upon his return to the Adven- 
tist church. "It really comes down to 
the root of evil — this love of money. 
Getting something for nothing." 

So who is involved? 

Evans names quarterbacks Terry 
Bradshaw and Dan Pastorini as two 

Travis, Gettys's center. "Being on 
the winning team was even better" 

Holland, who started the season 
and 5, was no surprise in the tour- 
nament. His team played well 
throughout the tournament and were 
never out of contention in the cham- 
pionship game. "Even though they 
were down 20 to 7 at one point," said 
P.E. Coach, Steve Jaecks, "they ral- 
lied back to give Gettys a close and 
competitive game." 

This game culminated a great 
season of flagball and left many play- 
ers looking forward to next year. 

players he has suspected over the 
years. For quarterbacks to throw 
games, all it takes is a soft pass on a \ 
down-and-out, Evans says. 

Concerning kickers, Evans notes 
a recent Houston/Pittsburgh game in 
which the Oiler kicker shanked a 39- 
yard field goal in the closing seconds 
of the game. "Of course," he says, 
I'm suspect of everything." 

And then there are the referees. 
"One of the things a referee can do is 
call 'holding,'" Evans says. ""You 
can call 'holding' on any given play 
at any given time." 

Evans says he still enjoys NFL 
football. "Ninety per cent of this is 
for real. It's not a script as it is in bit- 
time wrestling." 

Yet, he remains skeptical. "At 
any point in time I could not prove 
this," says Evans, "but I'm totally 
convinced." , 

11% run for the border 
'When you can run to your own backyard? 

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Soft Seve frozen yogurt 

■ . . and groceries galore'. 


Who's your 

By Eric Johnson I 

The NFL season is already half over 
and there are already several 
surprising and dominate teams. 
The Dallas Cowboys are 7-1 and ina 
great position to win their division, 
much to the delight of Dean Hobbs 
and Desta Zabbtney. However, the 
Cowboys still have to play the ever- 
threatening Atlanta Falcons in the 
Georgia Done on December 21. 
John and James Appel thought the 
TampaBay Buccaneers wereheaded 
to a great year at the beginning of the 
season, but since then they have 
slowly but surely dropped behind. 
If it was up to Melvin Isley and Phil 
Fong the Miami Dolphins would be 
crowned Super Bo wl champs without 
even playing a down. The Dolphins 
are having a great season however, 
but with two straight losses, they 


definitely need to pick up the pace. I 
When the name Buffalo Bills I 
is mentioned, Scott Ramsey's name I 
pops into most guys minds. Scott is I 
ever-ready to inform anyone that the | 
Bills have by far the best stadium. 
playing field, seats, concession 
stands, parking facilities and many 
other amenities that make a great | 
football team. 

As for myself, a lot of g* 
know I am a die-hard Falcon fan, an" 
I will root for the Falcons under any 
circumstances. Even though the 
Falcons are 3-5, the stand poised » | 
make a great run at the division tt' " 

When Sundays roll arou 
the guys in the dorm head down to 
the TV room to watch their favorite 
team and defend them in anyway | 


November 1992 

Touring all over the 

Oh the weekend of November 6-8, SC students 
Bread Southern charm across North America 

* By Mic helle Lashier | 

Southern students are extending 
r influence far beyond the 

s borders. Last weekend, three 

fcroups went on tour to destina- 

Iranging from Florida to Canada. 

ir groups have proved benefi- 

zj SC public relations, 

t only to non-Chrii 

) people within the church. 

i representative of Ad- 
s young people," said Pat Sil- 
| SC Band director. The band 
lelled through Florida where they 
formed at EPCOT Cei 
pey World. This was the band' 

h performance at EPCOT i 
Silver believes these trips help 
public relations. "When we play 
place like that," she said, "there 
Professional people all around. 

She said that the band's clean cut 
look helps distinguish them from 
other non-Christian groups. 

Something Special performed 
several religious concerts in Ontario, 
Canada. They performed at 
Kingsway College and the Ontario 
Youth Congress. Director Marvin 
Robertson said Something Special 
helps create a positive image for SC 
andplaysaroleinrecruitment. "Stu- 
dents are going to go where there's a 
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Letters Home 

Alyssa McCurdy 

Majuro S.D.A. School 
P.O. Box 1 
Majuro, MH 96960 

Dear Friends, Teachers, Classmates, and Future 
Student Missionaries, 

Be a Missionary! Suddenly you feel as if you 
have been reincarnated and you are a different 
person! The life of a full time working adult hits you 
like a typhoon. You have an awesome responsibil- 
ity to control and teach 33 seventh graders Five days 
a week along with other duties such as lunch duties, 
teaching Sabbath School lessons, and running Path- 
finders on Wednesday nights. It all adds up to a lot 

of v. 


Every other Sunday v 
island such as Anamonic and all seventeen student 
missionaries snorkel, dive, lay out, and just goof off! 
The snorkeling is awesome here and I have even 
seen four sharks when we have gone out past the 
reef. Scuba divini; les^ms bi:i:in this week with the 
discovery of the underwater! 

The people here on Majuro are the friendliest 
people on earth and show a love for each other like 
Ihaveneverseen before. On Sabbath afternoons we 
go to the hospikil !ur '.m^my Kinds and there you 
will find at least one if not two family members with 
each patient! 

Branch Sabbath schools are my favorites! That 
pick-ups and head out with guitars forsinging to the 

children! When we arrive there, we sing for fifteen 
minutes and then pass out old Junior Guides, Pri- 
mary Treasures, and Little Friends! The story is 
told with a picture book and you usually see about 
30 sets of eyes starring back at you with eagerness 
beyond belief! 

Spear fishing is a great enjoyment here and 
even a necessity for survival for mosi of the island- 
ers. I went spear fishing for the first time Saturday 
night. I was able to observe the other already 
experienced spear fishers catch some fish with their 
spears. When I would get close to spearing a fish 
however, I would freak out and think of the fish in 
my fish tank back in my classroom and my love for 
fish. Maybe one of these days I'll attempt to spear 

AH is well and I can honestly say that everyday 
is a learning experience not only for my students, 
but especially for me. Remember me in your 
prayers and always be a Missionary, even in classes 
you may have that opportunity to be the sunlight of 
somebody's day! God bless you all and keep in 

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6 November 1992 

ktep into the past 
|at die Houston 
[useum of 
decorative Arts 

Founded by an eccentric antique collec- 
tor, the Houston Museum holds a look 
nto everyday life from many days past. 

' By Jessica Vining h 

Your dream date — or so you 
thought — calls. 

"I thought we might go to dinner 
ind then to the antique museum." 

"Great!" you say. But you're 

kally thinking — Great. Where are 

? sluing lor dinner, the ealek'na"' 

Somehow, the word, "antique" 

■ails (o conjure up the same pleasing 

s of culture as "art," "opera," 

[symphony," or "play." The whole 

—I don't know — boring? 


Maybe. Then again, maybe not. 
got imagination enough, 
Houston Museum of Decorative 
s will change your view of an- 

In her portrait, she is pretty and 
|roper. Very serious, very normal, 
n to the curators at the museum, 
fcowever, and you'll learn that Anna 
pafley Houston could claim a spot in 
('News of the Weird." This was a 
|lady who really liked glass. 

In fact, AnnaHouston liked glass, 
■ceramics, textiles, furniture, and 
■music boxes— so much so that she 
I sacrificed everything to collect them. 
I Shewasneverawealthywoman, 
I™ she was unpractically practical. 
JUunng the Depression, when the 
I world's and Anna's funds ran low, 
I ™ soU "« house and built a bam to 
e could go on collecting. 
I According to rumors, she married 
■one hmes-never for money, but 
H*ays for a purpose. If she had 
I >™*,ng problems, she married a 
Plumber. When she died in 1951 it 
* H f '° m "^nutrition; her plates 

ihtlTr remoreim ' j « ani fo 

I n « lhan her health 

JVhat Anna Houston left behind, 
d * er ' was a lot more than plates 

I ccci aSSe l, and the me mory of an 

I me Houston Mus 

useum offers an illu: 

I "one other. 

But you have to look closely. 

You have to take a good look at 
the shaving mugs and picture a time 
when Gilette wasn't a household 
name. Each one of the dozens of 
mugs in the museum is unique, per- 
sonalized with the owner's name and 
a detailed drawing of his profession 
or other trademark. It becomes a 
game to guess what each person did 
for a living. It's the same with the 
beersteins. Some of the designs are 
omate, some simple, some normal, 
and some — well, you'd have to see 
them for yourself. 

You have to look at the courting 
lamps, a necessity in the Victorian 
age of moral extremes. When the 
lamp burned out in the porch-and- 
parlor days, the young man had to 
leave. Imagine a couple of those on 
Thatcher's front porch! A warning, 
guvs, they are very small. Of course, 
if you had as many as Anna had, you 
could stay out all night. Funny thing 
was, the one shaped like Santa Claus 
was smaller than the rest. Maybe the 
mistletoe inspired things that needed 
to be cut short. 

You have to look at the coverlets 
and appreciate the work that went 
into them. For the women who 
sheared the sheep, dyed and spun the 
wool, and wove it into intricate de- 
signs, these beautiful things were 
labors of love. 

You have to look at the bitter 
bottles, reminders of the time when 
carnival barkers sold panaceas to the 
illiteratemasses. There arc bottles of 
every imaginable and unimaginable 
design in the Houston's collection. 
You can almost hear an invalid in the 
grips of rheumatism or consumption 
calling for the medicine in the tur- 
key-foot bottle or the fish bottle. 

You have to look — especially if 
you're into physics or chemistry — at 
the thousands of kinds of glass and 
and discover what went 

each piece — gold, copper, mag- 

um, urine, tobacco, uranium. 

You have to look at the twenty- 
four pickle casters and laugh at the 
idea of anyone liking pickles that 

You have to look closely if you're 
to find the personality behind the 
plates and pitchers. Of course, if you 
like plates andpitchers, you just have 

This museum is not a browser; 
it's a thinker. If you don't have an 
imagination, forget it. But if you are 
ready to explore, ring the bell at the 
little two-story house across the street 
from Hunter Art museum and be 
ushered unto a quaint world. The 

Houston Antique Museum is not- 
for-profit and is sponsored by Allied 
Arts. It is open Tuesday through 
Saturday 10:00 A.M.-4:30RM. and 
Sunday 2:00-4:30 P.M, the curators 
arc helpful and give persona) lours 
through the house. Their stories and 
statistics are what bring this glass 
house to life. 

It's not the symphony, but it is an 
experience. If you want a lesson in 
history and culture outside the class- 
room, or just a real challenging date, 
take a look through the eyes of a lady 
who liked glass. Come learn the 
world from Anna. 


I'd like to say "Thank you" for all the flowers, 
cards and concern I received from everyone 
due to my appendectomy over mid-term break 
Unexpectedly having to stay here and have 
surgery, plus getting a slow start back into 
things after break was a lot easier to deal with 
because of the help and understanding I got 
from my deans, teachers, students and the 
alumni office where I work. Thanks again! 

Connie Carrick 

..People to See 

Daud Akhriev 

Within the Collegedale Church, 
A Russian artist creates a 



By John Lamb 

e painting looms high above the 
onlooker. Jesus, surrounded by his 
disciples, changes water 10 wine. 
Above, the table is spread for the Last 
Supper. Faroffinthedistancc loom the 
crosses of Calvary, as the three angels 
of Revelation fly overhead sounding 
their trumpets. An apocalyptic vision 
of the milestones of Christianity? No, 
the seminar room at the Collegedale 
Seventh-day AdventistChurch. Where 
Daud Akhriev has been at work since 
May, on a monumental painting, The 
Wedding Feast of Cana. 

Daud Akhriev is a native of 
Vladikavkaz in the Republic of 
Chechen -Ingush, ;i small republic in 
the former Soviet Union near the Re- 
public of Georgia. He received a six 
yeai degree in painting from the Repin 
Institute of Painting, Sculpture and 
Architecture in St. Petersburg. Russia 

It was at the Repin Institute that 
Akhriev met Melissa Hefferlin, the 
daughter of Southern Colleges Physics 
Department Chairman Ray Hefferlin. 
When she relumed to the United States 
alter completing her studies he came 
back with her. 

"I was talking with Melissa, and 
the idea to make a painting for the 
church came up" said Akhriev, He 
developed five potential ideas for ihe 
painting and submitted them to the 
church leadership. The church leadcr- pl.imieil.ti stune point to com- 
mission a work of art for the atrium, 

part of a recently finished 
addition to the church, but no 
plans had been made. 
Akhriev's work was exam- 
ined, and he was commis- 
sioned to make the painting. 
The theme of fellowship was 
chosen because it represents 
the purpose of the new addi- 
tion which houses a kitchen, fellow- 
ship hall and classrooms for the 
churches children's divisions. 

"I gave several ideas, the idea of 
the wedding feast was Gordon Bietz's 
(the pastoroflhe church)" said Akhriev. 
"The landscape and message of three 
angels was what I put in." In this 
painting, like his other works, Akhriev 
lets his pamiings evolve, "Once the 
simple composition is in place, I see 
another comer, so I began to work 
there, and then I see another comer. . ." 

From the initial theme of fellow- 
ship, the painting, which is nine feet 
wide and eighteen feet tall, has devel- 
oped and when finished will include, in 
addition to the previously mentioned 
events, 12 miniature scenes of differ- 
ent events from the life of Christ. 

Although the painting looks almost 
completed, it is not. "It will lake a year 
to finish", said Akhriev. He explains 
that there are still many details to add. 
Like two of his favorite artists, 
Rembrandt and Vermeer, he loves to 
paint the human figure in a detailed 
representative style, "(in my work) I 
want to show the richness of hands, 
laces and fabrics." said Akhriev. 

Akhriev has set a high goal for he said. "When I see tanks and troops 

himself. He strives for technical per- 
fection, "I want to show what people 
can do if they do the best they can," said 
Akhriev. "My art teachers taught us to 
paint from ideas, to paint beauty, do not 
paint your sorrows, paint like you have 
a happy life, this is what I want to do in 
my work." 

For Akhriev, one of the joys of world 
working in America is the availability 
of high quality art supplies. "If some- 
one had told me, years ago that one day 
I would paint with canvas from Bel- 
gium, paints from Holland and brushes 
of sable, I would have said, 'You are 
crazy"' he says with a smile. 

Another thing he enjoys are his 
new friends. "I am so lucky, if I left 
here I would leave many friends," said 

While Akhriev has enjoyed many 
new opportunities and friendships, there 
is one thing that brings him sadness. It 
is the civil war taking place in his 
native republic. He has many family 
members there, "they are alive, so far," 

I have been I just c 
believe it, I do not understand why they i 
are fighting. If there is any way form 
to help stop the fighting with my art 
would do it." 

Akhriev has not just set out to mak 
a painting but to show us a glimpse of | 
beauty. If we all had the sam 

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Southern Life 

Hon Chen reads a Bible passage for a 
Dup, ranging in size from 6 to 30, mee 
a day to Thursday. 

Top Ten reasons pets 
should be allowed in 
dorm rooms. 

From the Home Office in the 
Shallovrford Road Taco Bell 

10. Unlike most roommates, they don't complain about 

the mess, the food, the smell or the bathroom. 
9. States one female: "I need someone to love me." 
8. They're soooooo cute! 
7. Retrubution. Sick 'em on incosiderate RA's 
6. Provide a valid excuse for missing homework 
5. It may improve the smell. 
4. Why not? All the carpets are stained anyway. 
3. Wouldn't a pet iguana be an ideal way to get rid of 

2. States one male: "I need someone who understands 

1. Most kittens and puppies sick of hiding in closets 

next to TVs and VCRs. 

Jews of the Weird 

by Chuck Shepherd 


ark J. Davis, 28, was charged with 
'ing to break into a dentist's office 
i Aurora, Ohio, in August. In his van 
found dental tools and orth- 
Bdomic devices, and in his home in 
B/illoughby, Ohio, they found en- 
Prged photographs of girls' mouths 
is they were undergoing dental work. 
In Davis' pockets were 20 driver's 
licenses that had been reported miss- 
19 of them belonging to fe- 

when the opponent accused Chase of GOVERNMENT IN ACTION 
"traveling" (taking steps without drib- 
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"Now. Did I travel?" employees and 1 8 other professionals 

' for people to hide behind 

it did » 

Said Aurora Police Chief Steve Pol- 
wig. there is "something weird going 

—Lawrence Werner was charged 
Vi *y golf course in Levittown, Pa., 
mI % Werner and his group had 
a slower-moving 
provoking a I 

— Motorist Albert Simon, 28, 
whose car broke down on the Man- 
hattan Bridge in New York City at 
12:50 one morning in September, 
looked under the hood and then pulled 
outapistol and fired fourshots through 
the windshield. 

| ■ned to 
group to g mo 

P*aclub. Werner then pulled a. 38- 
' ^P' 51 " 1 ™ °f his golf bag and. 
* surpnsingly, his group was oer- 
| mntt <i'°playth ro ugh ^ 

-Robert A. Chase 45 was 
J^withthre ateningan ll'.year- 

Plav„,?l b ° yWaswaKhi "g Chase 
P y baske "»" witt, another aduIt 

— Elizabeth Teague, 30, jailed in 
Burlington, Vt., pending trial for lull- 
ing her boss in 1991, was charged 
recently with attacking her cellmate, 
who had objected to Teague 's read- 
ing the Bible out loud. According to 
cellmate Karen Jarvis, Teague 
"pounced on me like a wild animal. 
She was banging my head against the 
concrete wall, and she was banging 
my face against the metal on the top of 
the bunk bed." 

— Robert Davis, 28, was charged 
with assaulting a secretary at the Ad- 
vanced PowerProducts factory where 
they both worked, in Hillside, N.J. 
According to the local prosecutor, 
Davis reacted badly when the secre- 
tary gave him some personal mail that 
had been addressed to him at work. 

— Charles County, Md., County 
Administrator Melvin S. Bridget! was 
charged in August with theft from the 
county-owned White Plains golf 
course. Bridgett, the highest-ranking 
and highest-paid employee of the 
county, worked weekends as a clerk 
at the golf shop. On at least three 
police said, his thefts were 
by a hidden camera, and 
marked bills were found on him. 

— An investigation by the Dallas 
Morning News revealed in May lhat 
the city's public schools employ at 
least 185 people who have been con- 
victed of felonies, including two con- 
victed murderers. In response, the 
school superintendent promised that 
the city would begin periodic records 

— The Millboume, Pa., Borough 
Council voted in June to make it ille- 
gal to grow corn orother vegetables to 
a height of six feet or greater. Asked 
the purpose of the law, a police officer 
said, "If you have 8-foot com stalks, 

— The Los Angeles Departmenl 
of Water and Power (DWP) was or- 
dered in April to pay $333,000 in 
penalties to Inyo County because 
DWP's property tax payment arrived 
late — after having been sent back for 
$3.40 in additional postage. 


The Ontario Press Council re- 
cently dismissal a complaint filed by 
Allan Sorensen against the Toronto 
Sun, which had reported that 
Sorensen 's complaint was that this 
reputation was somehow damaged 
because the Sim engaged in "specula- 
tion" that he had used only one hand 
to choke her (the other being forced 
into her mouth). In fact, he said he 
used both hands to choke her. 


Police in Georgetown, Texas, said 
in February when arresting George 
Vasquez, 17, for shooting a 12-year- 
old girl and her 8-ycar-old brother to 
death that Vasquez chose the house 
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Comics and Comment 



I admire Sinead O'Conner. 
Specifically, I admire her ability to 
stand-up for what she believes in. 
Even though her expressions of 
protest might not be considered 
tactful by conservative standards, 
to call her actions radical wouldn't 
be fair either. 

For those people who might not 
know who O'Conner is, let me fill 
you in. Sinead is a bald, Irish, 
controversial pop singer who 
refused lo appear on the Grammys 
last year to receive an award, 
wouldn't permit the U.S. national 
anthem lo be played at one of her 
concerts, and is .1 noted pro-choice 
advocate. She has strong convic- 
tions on many subjects ranging 
from the materialism of today's 
society lo ihe freedom of artistic 
expression. However, her most 
recent claim to fame was an ap- 
pearance on Saturday Night Live 
several weeks ago. 

After singing a song by Bob 
Marley, Sinead held up a picture of 
the Pope to the camera, said, "Let's 
fight the real enemy," tore the 
picture into several pieces, and 

"Some of us need a 
short, sharp shock" 

6 November 1992 ' 

walked off the stage. The studio 
audience was quiet for several 
moments afterwards. No applause, 
no boos, no cheers— nothing but a 
stunned silence. After the initial 
shock wore off, the NBC switch- 
board lit up with over 3,000 calls 
protesting her action. Two weeks 
later, an audience at Madison 
Square Garden booed her when she 
made an appearance at a Bob 
Dylan concert. 

In an interview in the Nov. 9th 
issue of Time, Sinead explained 
some of her actions including the 
S.N.L. incident and her feelings 
about the booing at the Dylan 

The refusal of her Grammy 
award stemmed from her "objec- 
tion to the use of the music busi- 
ness as a means of controlling 
information and of honoring artists 
for material success rather than 
the.. .expression of truth" which she 
considers an artist's job. 

Her refusal to play the national 
anthem at one of her concerts 
comes from her assertion that "at 
the time in this country, they were 

censoring black artists from ex- 
pressing themselves. They were 
censoring art, and they wanted ti 
play their anthem before an artis 

The torn picture was 
O'Conner's way of protesting 
centuries of Catholic influence and 
ethical domination in Ireland. This 
influence, she says, is the cause of 
domestic violence and child abuse 
in her country, abuse she experi- 
enced first hand as a child. 

Concerning the booing at the 
Dylan concert, she says, "What 
occurred to me in those seconds 
was that if this audience felt like 
this, then they hadn't actually 
listened to what Bob Dylan said, 
they didn't actually get it. These 
are the people who supposedly 
believed in Dylan, but they've 
fallen asleep." 

In general, Sinead feels that 
"people are asleep [and] need a 
short, sharp shock. They need 
[something] to make them stand up 
and listen." 

We could take a lesson from 
this bald, Irish woman. Too few of 

by Rick Mann 

us firmly believe in anything of 
importance and stand up for our 
beliefs. Or if we do, it's usually in 
the form or a whiny, complaining 
letter to the editor. I'm afraid too 
many of us are going to find 
ourselves asleep when it matters 
the most. We are going to sud- 
denly realize we hadn't actually 
listened, that we never actually got 
it after thinking we had for so long 
after booing one too many people 
off the stage. 

For just a second, look past 
Sinead's reasons for protesting, 
look past the fact that Dylan was a 
dope-smoking folk singer in the 
sixties, look past your own preju- 
dices. Look at something more 
fundamental and basic. Look at 
the simple fact that Sinead 
O'Conner stands up for what she J 
believes in. How many of us ca 
honestly say we do that? 

I admire Sinead O'Conner— 
not because of who she is, but 
because of what she does. 

Calvin and Hobbes 

by Bill Watterson 

Comics etc. 

Blovember 1992 

hong the Promenade in November. . . by E.O. Grundset 

daysaftertheelection. On 

H gloomy, rainy day a sort of vacu- 

" id gnawing emo- 

WL letdown feeling seems to be 

Hading this campus. Too many 

Hts all ended about the same time; 

H e in a combination of post- World 

, , , , Fall Festival Bam Party, 

T Centennial Alumni Homecom- 

Ipost-spectacular autumn (most of 

have now shed their leaves), 

-election mood of sheer ex- 

jtion and relief. All I know is that 

ant to see any more pumpkins 

: little eye and mouth stickers 

them or political posters and 

laign billboards for a long time. 

while we're at it, now that our 

Centennial celebration is over, 

all those ubiquitous 

Inial flags, banners, and swaths. 

them down! 

luddenly the only things left to 
wut are studying, pre-register- 
second semester, and getting 
ly for the holidays. 

of fact, by the time you 
.this, there will be only four (count 
p) full weeks of school left before 
lexams. And that's a scary though' 
both students and teachers alike, 
[hey, we have a new President of 
United States. I agree with the 
lltanoopa News Free-Press (a 

staunch Republican newspaper) edi- 
gai of November 4, 1992: "The 
is over; the people have spo- 


ken. We congratulate 'President' 
Clinton. We face four challenging, 
turbulent, eventful years. . . We wish 
'President' Clinton and outnation well. 
Ferventprayers, clearminds, hard work 
and sound principles will be needed by 
us all." So be it! 

Speaking of the Bam Party, let me 
herewith congratulate Amy Beckworth 
and her crew for the tremendous orga- 
nization in "pulling off" this event 
and the Election Results Party on Tues- 
day as well. Also, speaking about the 
campus clock (which we weren't) you 
have probably noticed that the hands 
have been removed. Thanks to K.R. 
Davis, the motor and related mechani- 
cal devices inside have been shipped 
to a company in Detroit for repairs. 
Within a few weeks this campus fix- 
ture should be working correctly again. 
Tough plastic shields will cover the 
two faces so people can't tamper with 
the hands. Also, the controls will be 
more securely house. So . , . .better 
t imes are ahead! 

On this dreary, drizzly morning 
we may confine ourselves to visiting 
people inside buildings. Coming out 
the back entrance of Hackman here are 
New York City and Nerissa Ash (in 
shades of blue) from the Bahamas — 
they had been talking and studying 
with friends inside. In room 120. Jeff 
Hahn (in his green Oakland A's T- 
shirt) was on his hands and knees 

taking photographs of electrophoresis 
of gells made form horse albumen 
(sound like some high-powered re- 
search going on here). Dr. Joyce 

finished supervising a General Biol- 
ogy lab in which the students were 
locating the stages of mitosis and eight 
"nuclei" within the embryo sacs in 
lilies. Dr. Steve Nyirady (blissfully 
not wearing his "fish tie") was busy 
registering Michael Snyderform Palm 
Springs, CA. Edith Tamas (she's ac- 
tually Hungarian but more recently 
from Rumania) was dashing up the 
front steps, happy to have her registra- 
tion forms completed. 

Inside the Student Center, Dennis 
Villemain from Florida and Jill 
Boughman from the Philippines were 
busy studying for a "terrible" test in 
Pediatrics to be taken later on today. 
Lynita Hileman (also from Florida) 
was seated on top of one of the Student 
Center "mountains" waiting for the 
cafeteria to open. Meanwhile Scott 
Flemmer (in a bright red plaid shirt 
with knap sack to match) was contem- 
plating United States wall map. He's 
from Lawrenceburg, TN (straight west 
of here and south of Nashville). 

The rain has stopped and out on 
the sidewalk here are two smiling co- 
eds shuffling through the leaves on 
their way to practice in Mabel Wood 
Hall (that's the music building)— they 
are Leslie Cuadra (from New York 

Calvin and Hobbes 

City) in a bright fuchsia shirt and 
Glenda Galzote (from Hawaii) in a 
checked coat. Glenda reminded me 
that "we don't have weatherlike this in 

There's only one car parked in the 
promenade parking lot— a bright red 
GTA-Trans Am from Wisconsin. The 
plates have several little symbolic ar- 
tifacts strung across the top: a red 
circle with a triangle piercing it, some 
undulating green hills, a bam, a blue 
fence, and some nondescript animals 
jumping around, and, on the bottom, 
of course, "America's Dairyland." 
Whoever owns this dream car lives in 
Thatcher and also attends UTC. Secu- 
rity knows all! Oh, here's Prof. Rick 
Halterman striding by with a bright 
pink plastic bottle in his hand (no 
comment)! AndbouncingoutofHack- 
man is Dani Hayes, wife of Dr. Bill 
Hayes, our resident snake man (herpe- 
tologist), on her way to "deal with" 
that same "terrible" Pediatrics test — 
my, my, what is the Nursing Dept. up 

And, so it goes. The promenade is 
always an exciting place. Even though 
today is a little gloomy, lighten up 
everyone: two weeks from today, we'll 
be celebrating another great American 

by Bill Watterson 


WW s the dumbest thing yonVe ever said or done in class? 

Laura Tyroff, AS 
Business Administration 

"1 asked the teacher to 
focus the overhead when it 

was already in focus." 

Adam Perez, AS 


"I almost told Dr. Gulley ti 

gel a haircut." 

Jane Teague, FR 

"On the first day of school, I 

went to American Lit. 

instead of Comp. 101 and 

was too scared to get up and 

Tim Cross, SR 

"I stayed awake during 
Intro, to Spreadsheet." 

Lisa Clark, FR 

Weren't we supposedio 
have a test loday?" 

J.T. Griffin, JR 

Sharna Keehn, SO 

James Eldridge, SO 

Jacque Branson, SO 

Amanda Trent, FR 

Elementarv Ed 


Music Ed 



I wore a pregnancy 

"I said, 'I can't hear, I have 

"In speech class I gave a 

"When the teacher called 

"Every time the teacher 


my glasses on.'" 

description of a Christmas 

my name, 1 asked him what 

gets really involved in Ihc 

party when I stripped off my 

the question was." 

lecture, I always raise ray 


hand and say I have to 

Coming Events 

pConcertst \ Theatre -y pMisc. y 

Si. Paul's Episcopal Church 
will present a choral 
evensong featuring works by 
Telemann and Schubert. 
Call 266-8195. 

The Bill Gaither Trio will 
performat the Memorial Au- 
ditorium on November 20. 
For ticket prices and more 
information, call 757-5042. 

The Chattanooga Sym- 
phony will perform on No- 
vember 19 & 20 at the Tivoli 
Theatre; Jay Craven will be 
guest clarinetist, they will 
perform music by Svoboda, 
Mozart, and Saint-Saens. 
Call 757-5042 for more in- 

"The Diary of Anne Frank" 
is being performed at the 
Chattanooga Little Theatre 
through November 14. Call 

267-8534 forticketinforma- 

The Tennessee Performing 
Arts Center in Nashvillepre- 
sents "A Tuna Christmas" 
through November 15. Tick- 
ets are $5 with an SC student 
ID. Call 1-800-333-4TTX 
for performance times and 
ticket information. 


The UTC Fine Arts Cenier 
University Gallery presents 
"Kadar: Survivor of Death, 
Witness to Life," an exhibi- 
tion on the holocaust through 
November25. Call755-4178. 

Anew exhibit featuring World 
War I uniforms, trench war- 
fare and weapons on display 
at the National Medal of Honor 
Museum of Military History. 
Admision and parking are free. 
Call for information at 267- 

Collegiate Youth2 Youth will 
be held this weekend at Lynn 
Wood Hall. 

On Wednesday, November 
18, a "Deck the Halls" work- 
shop will be presented at the 
Hunter Museum of Art. Par- 
ticipants wil learn to create 
holiday floral arrangements. 
There is a $15 materials fee, 
and registration is necessary. 
Call 267-0968 to register or 
receive more information. 

The Gold Gymnastics Tour 
will be at the Memorial Au- 
ditorium on November 29. 
Featured performers include Pu! > our ctub . or jTl 
1992 Olympians Kim 
Zmeskal, Betty Okino and 
1976 Gold medalist Nadia 
Comenici; they will be ac- 
companied by renowned 
coach Bela Karolyi. For 
ticket prices and more infor- 
, call 757-5042. 

Southern Accent 
Southern College 
P.O. Box 370 
Collegedale. TN 


I T H E R ifj^^ 


( Aksent) n.l. a way of speaking unique to a particular region or group, v.r.2. to pronounce with prominence 
scsa3. the official Southern College student newspaper. 

Volume 48, Issue 7 

3 December 1992 

Imas extravaganza - 

ten House will be held. 

Icember 6. Thatcher Hall at 
v. andTalgeHallat 
Ip.m. Enlerlainment. prizes 
[he best rooms, and food 

■senled in the cafeteria at 

lop.m. by the SCSA, Girl's 

lb. and Men's club. 


BATURE - Marca Age and ,—t. 
tf Fisher celebrate in style ^J - 
m Accent 's professional ^ 

^service, p, „ ^ 


■ndy Nash polls SC students ST\ 
Tl their knowledge of 

n events. Charts show 

leresults. pg. 10 


J.0T - Get the update on th( 
ir parking situation. 



|C0NTEST - Sign-up by Dec. 
r the lip sync contest. 
■Auditions will be held Jan. 6. lsl 
|phze - $100. 2nd prize - $75. 3rd i 
Ipnie ■ $50. All who compete in 
l't Beach Party contest will 

■ weive $5. For more info call 

■ Amy at 2447. 

■ GO '92 - An international young 1 
I *ll missions conference will 
l«held at Andrews University. 

■ *e 27thm 31. It will awaken 
I DA V° u 'h to worldwide needs 
■™ opportunities. Contact 
I CARE office f, 

| AD ayintheLife p , 

|°" >he Promenade pg . ]5 

O Christmas Tree 


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Santa throws candv to Ihc manvun lookers a) the annual Christmas tree 
lighting, December 1. TheSC BandplayedandScholaCaotorum sang carols. 
People attended from all around the community to observe the lights. 

It's beginning to look 
a lot like Christmas 

By Christa Raines ■ 

The little boy stares wide- 
eyed al the Christmas tree. Hun- 
dreds of tiny twinkling lights give 
the room a festive glow. 

Christmas brings about warm 
feelings and memories for most of 
us. Whetherit'sthesmellofpinesap 
from the tree or chestnuts roasting on 
the fireplace, most people love the 
Christmas season. 

Every year Southern trans- 
forms the campus to match the sea- 
son. The tree on front campus is lit 
and Santa comes to visit on the fire 

Not only does Southern have 
the tree lighting, but this year there 
will be an open house in each of the 

dorms. On the evening ol December 
6 both dorms will be opened for 
students to visit. Deans encourage 
all students to decorate their rooms. 
There will beacontestforthe 
best decorated room. Annie Garcia, 
the girls club president says "a win- 
ner will be chosen from each hall of 
each floor." The lobbies on every 
floor in the girls dorm will also have 
a decorated tree. 

The conference center has 
an eight foot tree they decorate every 
year. WrightHallputscandlesinthe 
windows and has a tree in the lobby. 
Most buildings on campus will be 
decorated in some way for the Christ- 

Biting the 
Big Apple 

M / ByRicha 


New York, home to Times Square, 
Wall Street, and... Southern College? 

The Art Appreciation class. 
Behavioral Science and Business 
Clubs ventured to New York for a 
week. Reading, talking, sleeping, and 
playing with cards (Rook, of course) 
helped pass the tune due to the len^iln 
ride. "The ride was nice: biji bus. hi li 
seats, and a bathroom, What more do 
you need?" said Gerald Davis, physi- 
cal education major. 

"The trip was a great suc- 
cess. It was quite exciting." said Bob 
Garren, chairman of the Art Dept. 
"This year the Henri Matisse show 
was held at the Museum of Modem 
Art. People flew from around the 
world to see this show. The show 
was completely sold out. . . and we 
got tickets." The Guggenheim mu- 
seum, closed for three years due to 
restoration, re-opened its doors. The 
Guggenheim contained Russian 
prints never seen in the West. 

When not in museums, time 
was spent on and off Broadway. Ra- 
dio City Music Hall's Christmas 
show, New York Philharmonic, and 
Fantastics were just a few of the 
shows. The David Lettcrman, Faith 
Daniels and Donahue shows were 
also visited by students in their free 
time. "It was great seeing the things 
you see on TV," said Gari Cruze, 
Public Relations major, "This trip 
was excellent. It was well worth the 
time and money." 

Bob Garren created a lasting 
experience in a social/learning envi- 
ronment. "I want everyone to learn 
something," said Garren, "there's 
nothing more rewarding thenexpand- 
ing knowledge. The best part of it is 
that 5-10 years down the road kids 
write me and tell me how much they 
appreciated the New York Trip." 

Page Two 


E Pluribus Unum 

James Dittes, Accent Editor 

3 December I99j I 

Issues don't die with elections. 
Either they are confronted and ad- 
dressed, or they fester and grow until 
they blow up in someone's face. 

Take religious liberty, for in- 
stance. George Bush and Bill Clinton 
weren't the only players in the tug- 
of-war between religious freedom 
and religious persecution. Groups 
advocating the destruction of the wall 
between church and state have made 
strong political advances in recent 

The scope of those advances 
came to a head during the recent 
meetings of the Republican Gover- 
nors. The presidential election had 
shown a split in the Republican party 
between the fiscal conservatives and 
the religious right. The big news of 
the meetings were remarks made by 
Mississippi governor, Kirk Fordice, 
who said, "The United States is a 
Christian nation," and that any de- 

parture from Christian values would 
weaken the national character. 

Fordice's remarks did more than 
show the ideological extremism of 
his party, they sounded yet another 
knell in string of events that can only 
end in the loss of our precious reli- 
gious freedom. 

How can we call the United States 
merely a "Christian nation"? To do 
so is a slap in the face to Jewish- 
Americans, Muslim-Americans and 
a host of reincarnated Shirley 
MacLaine fanatics. It is a slap in the 
face of a multi-cultural American 
history. It is a blatant disregard for 
the essential precepts our nation was 
founded upon — tolerance and diver- 

Fordice says that American soci- 
ety was founded on Christian values. 
But a closer look reveals nothing of 
the kind. The Greeks created de- 
mocracy hundreds of years before 
Christ. Our system of justice comes 

from the laws of Rome through the 
traditions of England, not from the 
Ten Commandments. So what tra- 
ditions have we inherited from Chris- 
tian nations? The pope ruled many 
Christian nations during the Dark 
Ages, and these nations encouraged 
ignorance and persecuted religious 
minorities. In fact, America was 
settledby people fleeing these 'Chris- 
tian nations' for a New World of 
political and religious freedom. What 
business does Kirk Fordice or any 
other politician have taking us back? 

But our country has so many 
Christian aspects. Every time we say 
the Pledge of Allegiance, we call 
America "one nation under God;" 
and the words "In God We Trust" are 
on nearly every coin and dollar bill. 
How can we have those words writ- 
ten on American institutions and not 
be a Christian nation? 

The answer lies in three Latin 
words which are also found on every 

coin and $1 bill: EPluribusVnur^ 
out of many. one. EPluribusUnm I 
epitomizes diversity and tolerance 
for every generation. Out of many 
Out of n 

cultures and traditions. 

Out of many religious beliefs, gods, 
Allahs, Hari Krishnas, wliatever 

The best reasons for tolerance I 
can also be found in the Pledge of I 
Allegiance right after "One nation 
under God." To remain indivisible, f 
to keep liberty and justice alive, I 
America cannot fall to the political I 
distortions presented by men like I 

Our goal, no matter what tl 
ligious differences between Chris- 1 
tiansandJews or Christians andother I 
Christians, should always be £ | 
Pluribus Unum : one nation 
God, indivisible withiibertyandjus- 1 
tice for all. 

-About Accent 

Clackety clack, clackety clack. 

Recognize the sound? There's 
typing going on, and at Accent that 
'o really appreciate the scale 
of Jeannie's efforts, one only has to 
realize that every story or letter that 
omes into Accent must be retyped 
ito the Macintosh in ordertotrans- 
:r it onto PageMaker. That means 
lot of work for any one. and with 
five twenty-page issues this semes- 

n all the r 

Jeannie's efforts 

Jeannie, a freshman Education 
major from Collinsville, Missis- 
sippi, came to Accent as a real 
minutewoman, coming in three days 
before our first issue to finish off 
the load. "1 had to help out a good 
friend," sheexplainswithachuckle. 
"It was a good thing to do." 

Her motives weren't purely 
for camaraderie though. Earlier 
Jeannie had tried to give Plasma, 
only to rush out of the lab at the 
thought of all that pain, The $25 per 
issue she receives for typing almost 
covers for the pain. 

As with every other Accent 
staffer, Jeannie does more than just 
her stated job. She attends each 
staff meeting to add input 

Jeannie Sanpakit 
coming stories. She also cleans up 
the office from time to time after 
Angie and I have ransacked it try- 
ing to meet a deadline. 

One of Jeannie's contributions 
lo Accent came in the form of a tiny 
black kitten named Smudge. After 
several days of stashing it in her 
room, she brought it to the Accent 
office where it stowed away for 
almost two weeks before we found 
a home for it. 

There are a few hajig-ups to 
beingAccevi/ typist. Jeannie names 
reporters who miss deadlines, Eric 
Johnson's messy, handwritten 
sports editorials and "having to live 
in the office with JD and the mess." 
Clackety clack, clackety 
clack. For Jeannie Sanpakit that 
always means business as usual. 



James Dittes 

Assistant Editor 

Angie Coffey 

Politics Editor: Alex Bryan Ad Manager: Calvin Simmons 

Religion Editor: Curtis Forrester Copy Editor: AcelaBaglaj 

Sports Editor: Eric Johnson Typist: Jeannie Sanpakit 

Lifestyle Editor: Beth Mills Circulation: Greg Larson 
Photographer: Sean Pitman 

Cartoonist: Clifton Brooks 

Photo Editor 

Rick Mann 


Dr. Herbert Coolid 

Staff Writers: Sabine Vatel, Brenda Keller, Michelle Lashto. 
and Andy Nash 

newspaper of the Somhem College Sladent AW* 

3 month 

Thz Southern Accent, the 
tion, is published twice 
exception of vacations. ( 
noinecessarUy reflect the 
the Seventh-day Advemist Church or the adve 
Accent welcomes your letters of opini> 
Each entry must contain the wri 1 
edited for space and clarity and 

teased every other mm , .$ 

nr are those of the a"i!" ,r ~ J , 


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under the Accent office door or mail to: Southern Accent, P-O. Box 

TN 37315-0370. 



K = 

ops on In dustrial drive: more than abrupt 

By Brenda Keller 

: you've just j 


| this morning. Now, at 2:57 p.m., 
e leaving Southern in the 
v Dodge Stealth your par- 
s just gave you, what is the last 
n your list before kissing this 
lipus goodbye forever? 
■Maybe you would envision your- 
■ gleefully gunning it through the 
iveniently" placed stop sign be- 
i Brock Hall which bugged you 

Perhaps this dream is extreme, 

for many students the stop sign 

least been on their gripe list 

'here between increased laun- 

fees and salty cafeteria food. 

'Why stop when there's nothing 

' for?" wondered Delton Chen, 

jr Education major, who was 

iketed last year for running the 

"I can see the need for a sign of 

sort, but my suggestion is to 

'stop for pedestrians' sign like 

le at Summerour Hall," he said. 

ay Lacey, Grouds Department 

tor, designed the new parking 

id stop sign area last year. He 

several reasons for a full stop 

pi instead of ayield for pedestrians 

pi. For one thing, it was very 

difficult to design the lower level 
Brock parking lot so that it would 
accommodate two rows of cars 
Consquently, the angle at which driv- 
ers must rum out of the lot onto 
Industrial Drive is very sharp, caus- 
ing right-turners to swing wide. Also, 
cars are parked close to the street, 
impairing drivers* view of persons 
entering the crosswalk. Visibility of 
pedestrians is also cut short by the 
sharp curve of Industrial Drive near 
the Grounds Department. Lacey says 
another factor includes the many 
large vehicles, including UPS, deliv- 
ery trucks and grounds vehicles, that 
use Industrial Drive. Adding to the 
the congestion, Service and Grounds 
workers frequently cross the street 
behind Brock Hall. 

"I have found the stop sign help- 
ful when I'm coming out of the park- 
ing lot," said Dr. Douglas Bennett, 
Religion professor. "I almost got hit 
twice before the stop signs were 
there," said Jeanne Dickinson, who 
also feels the stop signs are neces- 
sary. But Lori Pettibone, who works 
at the Service Department and crosses 
the street often, feels that the stop 
sign has not changed anything. 
"People who are polite enough to 
stopfor pedestrians will stop whether 
there is a stop sign or not," she said. 

The safety of students 
the college administration, says Dr. 
Sahly. In the past the condition of the 
road somewhat controlled the speed, 
but now vehicles on Industrial Drive 
have been clocked traveling faster 
than 40 mph, more that twice the 
speed limit. But Sahly says the ad- 
ministration has not taken a strict 
stand on enforcement of the stop 

Dale Tyrrell, Campus Safety, 
says he has not told his employees to 
sit and write tickets for stop sign 
violations, but many warnings have 
been given. "We want people to 
think safety and obey the signs," 
says Sahly. "I am open to sugges- 
tions from students to help solve the 
problem. We are not trying to be 
antagonistic. We are just concerned 
to have a safe, orderly campus." 

listory of Inter-American 
livision captured in book 

Dr. Floyd Greenleaf 
ByM eMssa Bayley 

Forthe first time a book has been 

■ «™ e „ about ihe history of one of 
I J" ; b eve "th-day AdventistDivisions 
I 's wntten by Dr Greenleat the 

■ «* President for Academic Ad- 

Z. nah,s, °^°f°neofthedivi- 

\Zl "''"f-^rican Division 
I ™«»e South American Division 

Greenleaf described the two-vol- 
ume book as a "wonderful opportu- 
nity to inform students about what 
the church has done in Latin America 
and the Caribbean." But the project 
turned into a two-volume 1,000 page 
book, which is too much reading for 
a class, says Greenleaf. 

The book is useful to the Adven- 
tist denomination. Andrews Univer- 
sity Press plans to distribute it to 
Adventist college libraries, Adven- 
tist book stores, and 150 books for 
the South American and Inter-Ameri- 
can division. 

He began collecting information 
in the 1970's. General Conference 
archives and letters, and minutes 
(records of the divisions' executive 
committee meetings) provided much 
of the information. Other sources 
were published church papers by the 
two divisions, interviews, and books 
about personal experiences in the 

Thatcher accessible to 
handicapped ,-fS L 

** | J By Tonya Crangle | 

Although Southern has remodeled Thatcher Hall there is still a special 
room that is not completed. 

Southern has finally assembled handicapped rooms into the dorms. The 
administration office decided that since Thatcher Hall was being remodeled 
anyway they would just go ahead and build a handicapped room in the 

The remodeling consists of four foot showers, a special kind of sink, a 
folding bench in the bathroom, and the rooms are half the size. With all these 
improvements the rooms are more convenient. 

Plant services plans on finishing up this project within a week or two, 
they hope. "It's really hard to have so many projects that are going on and 
to completely finish them within a certain time period," said Charles Lucas, 
Director of Plant Services. 

Expansion of conference 

(L(i:imm.ejc j r- j jy By Kevin Martin | 

The needformore elbow room in the Wright Halln 
to the Conference Center. 

Plant Services are renovating 1 3 rooms on the east side of the east wing 
of the center. This is to be the new location for Health Services. 

The budget proposed for this project has been set at approximately 

Helen Durichek, who is overseeing the renovation, hopes the job will be 
finished before Christmas vacation. 

The Student Finance Department will occupy the old Health Services 
Department. This will make r . .* 

n for personnel. 


Thatcher 1-hour 
parking cut in half 


By James Dittes 

Two yello 
now block car: 
U-shaped lol, i 

3 the Thatcher 

driving through the 

naking it difficult to 
"They should have 

lething better," said 

Southern College |miI im; 
taken on a half-twist. 

Tuesday, November 24ih, Cam- get in and o 

pus Safety added 16 new parking thought of « 

spacesby closingoffhalfofThatchcr Ronald Lizardo, a sophomore Reli- 

1 -hour parking. gion major. "It's uncomfortable. 

"We didn't want to take [the 1- Backing out is a pain." 
hour spaces] if we didn't have to," Though ample space is available 

said Dale Tyrrell, Director of Cam- to expand the present Thatcher lot 

pus Safety. They make up for six toward Camp Road, Tyrrell feels the 

spaces in the regular Thatcher lot parking situation in one-hour will be 

which will be used for Health Ser- permanent. 

Food Service 
asked to don 
Hats and 



By Jeffery Neal Martin 

You may think there is nothingin 
the world like biting into your gar- 
banzo casserole and finding a hair. 
Lately some students have been com- 
plaining about this hairy delight. So 
much so, that the Student Senate sent 
Senator Kate Evans to talk to Earl 
Evans, Director of Food Services. 

As a remedy. Mr Evans decided 
that all food workers should wear 
hair nets or hats, a policy which went 
into effect Tuesday, November 17. 
"It was purely Mr. Evans' decision." 
said Senator Evans. "I just told him 
what had been talked about in the 
meeting" Evans said. 

SomeFood Service workers have 
expressed dissatisfaction with the 
new policy. I'm not going to wear 
one," said Vicki Wilbur, Campus 
Kitchen Manager, after the new rule 
went into effect. "1 just run the 
register. If anything I should be 
protected from some of the cards 
people give me." 

Several students have com- 
plained about hair in their food. "I've 
found hair in my food at the Campus 
Kitchen and the cafeteria," one stu- 
dent claims. "I think the new policy 
is wonderful." 

Senator Evans later said, "If 
workers aren't responsible enough 
to keep their hair out of the food, then 
they should not be working in food 


During its meeting, November 
18, the SCSA Senate finally got the 
lowdown on laundry fees. 

Dale Bidwell, SC Vice President 
for Finance, and Helen Durichek, 
associate VP, took questions from 
Senators regarding price increases. 
They justified the increases stating 
the Consumer Price Index had risen 
44% in the ten years since prices 
were last raised (prices rose 50% in 
both dorms) and that electric rates 
were also higher. 

The contract on the old machines 
had also turned sour. The leasing 
company simply collected the fees, 
leaving Southern the electrical and 
upkeep costs. The new washers and 
dryers are owned by the college and 
will receive regular upkeep and im- 

"We only want to cover costs," 
Bidwell told the Senate. "We are not 
heretomakeaprofil." Southern will 
not know how well the new prices 
are covering costs for about six 
months, but will not renege on the 
50-cent increase. 


3 December 1993 

Gone and lost forever . . 

Don't forget to decorate 

your rooms! 

Open house: 

Thatcher Hall, 6p.m. Talge Hall,7:30p.m. 
Cafeteria at 9p.m. for refreshments 

Ooltewah Red Food Center * 238-5600 















Extra toppings available at 

additional cost. 

'Excludes extra cheese 


little Caesai^Pizza! Pizza! 

Two great pizzas! One low price! Always Always. 


3 December 1 992 

Say hello to acrosports 

|t's more than an Adventist thing, 
Vcrosports have an Olympic future. 

*■ By Melinda Cross |j 

Acrosport. What's it all about? 
Aero- means using people instead 
apparatus. Stunts are executed 
thorn using equipment. People are 
ed for everything — support, bal- 
e, strength, etc. 

These acrobatic stunts are from a 
jtory of circus acts. Acrosport has 
>und for a long time, but was 
ly seen only in the circus. 
My, these aero stunts were 

' gvrr 

eerleading activities. 

Acrosport is a national competi- 
n event. Competitive events in- 
n I..' iiii\i.'clp;ur, men's pair, women's 
ir, women's trio, men's four, and 
wer rumbling. More prominent in 
rope, acrosport is showing UP more 
d more in the U.S. 

Besides having different events, 
TOSport also has several different 
The style of the Gym Masters 
nd other Adventist schools is team 
wns acrobatics. This style is fo- 

cused on entertaining. The Gym 
Masters take the competitive aero 
stunts and design them for a large 
team. The Gym Masters use their 
entertainingstyle of team sports acro- 
batics to promote anti-drug aware- 
ness around the country. 

Adventists are really getting in- 
volved in acrosport said Ted Evans, 
coach of the Gym Masters. At an 
acrosport convention that they at- 
tended in New Orleans, LA, about 
one-third of the participants were 
Adventist, Evans said. Nearly every 
Southeastern Adventist academy has 
a gymnastic team. Southern's Gym 
Masters are admired for their unique 
and exciting style of ; 

Eventually, acrosport may be a 
world-wide sport. In the 1996 Olym- 
pics, competi ti ve sports acrosport will 
become an exhibition sport. From 
there it may go on to become a regular 
medal sport. 

Acrosport. It's large and excit- 
ing, and it's definitely popular in the 
Adventist circle. 

Southern hosts Acro-Fest '92 

November 11-14. 

Some of the highlights of the weekend included watching such renowned 
gymnasts as 1990 world champions Eugeny Marchmko and Natalie Redkova 
perform their duo routine. Three time world champ John Beck stunned the 
gymnast and the crowd as he performed a triple back flip orf the ski floor. 

The weekend culminated Saturday night with each of the 25 teams 
performing a 5 minute routine in front of a packed gymnasium. Southern's Gym- 
Masters ended the evening with a spectacular routine. 

"Acro-Fest '92 was better than I ever anlicipaled.and I believe the students 
that participated gained a lot of valuable know ledge." stales ( ; ym-Master Carlyle 

-Eric Johnson 
(Above, Karen Wilkes and April Nievcs perform during the finale.) 

Legacy deadline Dec. 4 

I] 7 By Amy Durkin \ 

V ■ 

Just about everyone knows what 
legacy is. However, most students 
t Southern College know very little 
bout how to have a Legacy of their 

n here at Southern. 

Everyone is invited to enter into 

legacy writing contest. Thecon- 

t will determine what gets printed 

this year. Prize money will he given 
to the 1 st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners 
of both prose and poetry categories. 

"My goal is to bring out a Legacy 
which represents the writing talent 
of all Southern College."saidL££flQ: 
editor, Brenda Keller. 

Anyone who wishes to enter the 
contest should submit their entries to 
Mrs. Pyke's office by December 4. 

Magazine and Feature 
Article Writing Class to 
issue Columns 

J JUon i forget £ika£ term paper! V. 

Computer Typesetting 
Jo. 50 per page 

Custom Binding 
i2.50 per document 238-2861 

: j f Bv Tanva wjjjcojj | 

This year is the fourth year that 
students in the magazine and feature 
article writing class have taken on an 
issue of the Southern Columns as a 
class project. 

This year Michael Lorren is the 
magazines student editor, Joel 
Henderson and Suzanne Hunt are 
assistant -editors. 

The theme is: Today Southern is 
Shaping its Future. Each student is 
writing an article which will give 
idea of what the future has in 
for Southern College. 
"The class is full of real good 
iters, and our addition to "the Col- 
going to turn out really 

well," said Lorren. 

"1 like to see the college maga- 
zine serve as a showcase and learn- 
ing experience for our students," 
comments Doris Burdick, Southern 
Columns editor [since 1985] and di- 
rector of publications. "It's a plea- 
sure to work with Dr. Lynn Sauls to 
give students this hands-on involve- 
ment with the publications process. 

Southern Columns 1993 winter 
issue should come out in the last of 
January or the first of February. "In 
the past, student writers and editors 
have come up with some great ideas 
and solid journalism, and this next 
issue-the one the students are work- 
ing on right now-sounds like it will 
be the best yet," said Burdick. 



Faculty Guest Editorial: Helmut Ott, Modern Language 

"Unless you repent you 
will likewise perish." "you will die in 
s you believe thai I a 

; :.L,i 

10- 12, emphasis supplied; 
These Jews had a false 


In the September 17 issue of the news that the Christ had been born just 

Southern Accent Cunis Forrester shared . a few miles down the road. "The wise 

his concern that "at least half the stu- men departed alone from Jerusalem," . 

dents who filled out commitment cards because no one cared enough to take the He" (Lk 13:3,5; Jn 8:224,26). Tbetr security because they misunderstood! 

were"untouched" by the » ee* . .1 praj er short (rip "to Bethlehem to see whether problem was not that they were more both their true stale under sin and the) 

meetings. Having observed the "an- these things were so" (DA 63). sinful than others, but that their false dynamics of God s plan of redemption, 

ger," long faces." and "apathy" exhib- The Jews were waiting for a Mes- sense of security blinded them to their Their definition of sin was too nam,*, 

iled by some in attendance, he ponders siah that would free them from the hated need to respond to "the gospel of God their conception of righteousness t M 

whether we don't "care anymore." and Romans, avenge them from their en- in repentance and faith. low, and their spiritual sensitiviiy IOo 

asks the readers to help him out by cmies, and exalt them as a nation. But The harlots, tax collectors, and other dull toperceive that they wereg u ilt yo f 

writing him at thepaperand letting him "they had no true conception of His obvious sinners who knew better than the former and destitute of the latter, 

know what they think is the cause of mission. They did not seek redemption believing they were riglheous received 

such negative attitudes. from sin" (DA 29,30). So when the Christ's message gladly. The tragic story of these Israelites! 

When I first read the article I be- Saviour revealed His true identity and Unfortunately, far too many Israel- has extremely important lessons forusf 
cameexcitedabout the prospect of read- the purpose of His coming they lost ites "were confident on their own righ- SDA's today. Ithas significant imply- 
ing about, and perhaps participating in, interest. As long as He performed amaz- teousness and looked down on everyone lions for our personal and corporaie| 
anopen, honest, andhopefully extended mgmiracles,healedtheirsick,andserved else" (Lk 18:9). Hence they decided to Christian experience, for 
dialogue about this critical subject. So them freemeals. they wouldhangaround hold onto their religion which had more cal understandings, forth 
far I've been disappointed. In the next and would have gladly made Him their in common with the evolutionary con- focus of our preaching, for the religiousl 
issues of our school paper! found many king. But when He told them He was cept of the survival of the fittest than education we provide our children and] 
students giving answL'rsioquestinn such "the bread of life," and promised that with the gospel of grace through faith in youth. But that is the subject of < 
as "What's the dumbest thing you've "The one who feeds on Me will live JesusChrist. Like the Pharisee in Christ's discussion. In the meantime I ir 
ever said or done in class?" I also found because of Me," even "many of His parable, they focused on who they were Accent readers to prayerfully study this 
a lively exchange of ideas and opinions disciples turned back and no longer fol- and on what they did — their presumed lopic. Do your homework on this issut 
about more significant issues, such as lowed Him" (Jn 6:40-58). superior character and flawless obedi- Think about what we must do— "nidi 
the elections. But I've not found any SohowdidtheMasterTeacherdeal ence. Jesus describes their achieve- vidually and collectively — lokeepjffi 
reference to the troubling issue Cunis with this attilude of indifference, an- ment-centered religion accurately tory from repeating itself. And ihenjoi 
has raised. So I'd like to start the dia- tagonism, and rejection? What did He through the Pharisee's prayer "God, 1 our dialogue, share your findings wit 
logue again. do lo awaken His listeners from their thank you that I am not like other men. merest of us!! 

Obviously there are many reasons spiritual slumber, shatter their false sal- 
why a person may not be touched by a vation? Basically, He confronted them 
religious service. The topic being pre- with three essential facts: First, that He 
sented and the speaker's style and per- was "the Truth, the Way. the the Life," 
sonalily are but some of the possible and hence no one would come to the 
causes. But in most cases there is a Father except through Him (Jn 14:6). 
deeper, more subLk\ycivei7 significant Second, that in spite of their unmatched 
reason for a person's casual, indiffer- religioushcriiageandscrupulousobedi- 
ence, or contemptuous attilude toward ence to the law, they were lost sinners 
things religious. It is usually based on destined lo eternal destruction. Third, 
the fact that people seldom appreciate that their desperate predicament could 
the solulion lo a problem they don't be changed: There was hope, even for 
think they have, value a "product" that them. Jesus was going to die on their 
can satisfy a need they have not felt, or behalf. He would give His life as " a 
are interested in the answer to aquestion ransom." so "that whoever believes in 
they have not raised. Him may not perish but have eternal 

Jesus encouniered this 'Tm-OK- life" (Mk 10:45; Jn 3:14-18). 
just-leavc-me-alone" attitude through- Looking these Sabbath-keeping, 

i the tithe-paying religious moralists straight 
n the eye, the Saviour told ihem in no 

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Abortion hurts more 
than just the baby 

After reading the Southern Accent for one and a half years, the article 
that stands out the most in my mind is "What Is The Church's Stand on 
Abortion." (Oct. I, 1992) Not only did I get a copy of it to file, but I have 
been thinking about it over and over. It takes me back to another fall season 
at a different college. 

School was going great, my friends were fun, and I wasn't going to let 
the mere prospect of motherhood stop me in the middle of my college career. 
Somehow I scraped together the cash and had my first "surgical operation." 
Actually it was more of a money-making operation for them, considering 
how much it cost for a few minutes of their time. 

The first negative impact hit me only hours after leaving. I was 
nauseated and in pain. Not a word had been said to me about any adverse 
reactions; not a thing mentioned about the possibility of sterility, infection, 
or death. What a travesty of the healing arts! 

The second result developed gradually with time. I found myself 
subconsciously calculating how old that little one of mine would have been; 
when the First birthday would have been if. . . . 

The hardest point came after my re-conversion to Christ. Satan tried to 
bury me with grief and guilt, but the Lord stood by me, saying, "She's been 
fwgiven for all her sins! She's mine!" And I have the assurance that I will 
^e my little one in the resurrection. 

I wish I could explain it in a way to help you to understand. To feel 
yourself straining not to cry, trying to act normal as your unsuspecting father 
ys. We love you and would want you to come to us if you ever got into 
^uble (pregnancy) and needed help." To live the rest of your life knowing 
•hat the life you terminated is irreplaceable. To rill out a sheet for a physical 

explain why you checked; Pregnancies: 1 Births:_Q_ To tell the 
Wonderful man that God brought into your life about your past. To listen to 

p e m fo e church you love take a "pro-choice" stand. 

But you wouldn't understand fully unless this is your story, too. I am 

en to write, hoping to help others avoid my heartache and believing that 
yone with my story needs the mercy and healing love of our tender, 
IJeavenly Daddy. He's calling continually, "I want you to come to Me for 

We have the right 

We wish to express our disappointment with the backlash of letters in 
response to Dr. Norman Gulley's articles concerning religious liberty and 
the Republican party. Tbe judgemental tone of the letters was especially 
disturbing. We do not believe that Dr. Oulley's articles were an "attempt to 
scare readers," that he intended to "make prophecies," and that "shame all 
over you, Dr. Gulley" was an appropriate response. If such were the case 
letters of a similar tone should be sent to the editors (and contributing 
authors) of Liberty magazine, who indirectly provided Dr. Gulley with much 
of his information. Dr. Gulley has simply pointed out that while many SDAs 
have traditionally been Republicans for good reason, the party has under- 
gone a transformation that gives pause for reconsideration. Other issues are 
indeed important (including morality and economics), but religious liberty 
should always be regarded as a crucial one in American politics. Why 
shouldn't we welcome further insight on the views of a political party? 

As for morality, we were rather embarrassed to read the letter of Mr. 
Harry Best, who referred to non-SDA Collegedale residents as "heathen," 
and exclaimed that we as SDA's believe that homosexuals will not get to 
heaven. Who is he (or we) to judge? God loves a homosexual no less than 
John the Beloved, and why shouldn't a homosexuals be extended the same 
loving grace that the Apostle Paul, a murderer, received? Moreover, we 
doubt that the majority of SDA's share Mr. Best's insensitivity toward 
welfare recipients. Incidentally, HUD housing and food stamps, however, 
humiliating, helped our family survive the ordeal of graduate school. The 
system served us well when we needed it the most. 

Thinking the non-Adventists who read the Accent, we often cringe when 
we peruse the Letters to the Editor. Although it is constructive for us to 
openly and honestly discuss our views and differences, let's try to be 
somewhat kinder and gentler and less judgemental as we do so. 

William and Danette Hayes 

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—Accent sports with James Appel -— J 

Volleyball. A game of wide variety. From "jungle ball", where 
anything goes on a sagging net with as many people on the court as y ou 
want, to the complex hitting, setting, and defending tactics of the Olym. 
pics. From the regulated consistency of an indoor gym to the wind 
scorching heat, and blinding sun of the beach. It is a sport for both sexes 
where male and female can compete competitively together or just enjoy 

With extensive Olympic coverage and live broadcasts of beach volley, 
ball on network and cable, volleyball is becoming increasingly popular 
across the nation and here at Southern College. Intramurals are pla\ 
with AA, A and B leagues so anyone can participate. Then coming 
before the end of the semester is the three -on-three tournament for anyone 
who wants to play. There are pick-up games going on almost constantly 
from the end of intramurals until the gym closes and often people play in 
the early afternoon as well. 

Although Tennessee doesn't have many beaches close by, there are 
sand courts at Oakcrest Apartments and several area parks that some of the 
more avid volleyball players frequently visit when the weather is warm. 
And of course, WHEN we get the sand courts at Southern, they will be well 

So, ladies and gentlemen, short and tall, one and all, slip on those knee 
pads, lace up those shoes, and hit the court. 

Jay Rilferskampdelivers a spike durini: \ nlk- > b; 

Rotisserie leagues 
take Talge 

Accent Athlete of the Week:| 
Adam Perez 

By Eric Johnson 

"I'll trade you Clyde Drexler for 
Chris Mullin and Tom Chambers," 
This type of talk can be heard com- 
ing from dorm rooms, the men's 
lobby, and especially Dean Hobb's 
office. The reason behind this talk is ion m Rultsserie leagues 
throughout (he men's dorm. 

A Rotisserie league is formed 
when several people gel together and 
pick a rosier of professional players. 
Each person then has a learn com- 
prised of the players he has chosen. 
Poinls are awarded for a variety of 

categories. Tfie individual whose 
team compiles the most points 
throughout the season wins the 

The men In the dorm have leagues 
for professional football, basketball, 
and baseball. Basketball Rotisserie 
is aboul to start, and the participation 
is greater than ever. There are about 
32 men participating throughout the 
dorm, with more anxious to get in. 

Dean Hobbs, who compiles the 
stats and standings states, "The 
leagues are a way for guys to get to 
know other people that they wouldn't 
otherwise." The free lime provides a 
means of making new friendships 
and strengthening others. 


By Eric Johnson 

Volleyball Standings 

AA League 

W L 

8 League 


4 1 


3 1 


3 1 


2 1 


1 3 



1 4 



A League 




2 1 


2 1 


2 1 


2 1 


1 2 



This week's Athlete of the Week 
is Adam Perez. Since Adam is 6*5", 
he can dominate play at the net with 
histremendous spikes andblocks. In 
a game against Bowes, Adam had 1 3 
kills and five blocks. 

Adam lives in Orlando, Florida, 
and loves lo get out and play volley- 
ball whenever he can, since it is his 
favorite sport. During long week- 
ends, and breaks, he can be found 
pl.iYu.i_ beach volleyball al Daytona 
with his friends, James Appel, Bryan 
Affolter and Jeff Kang. 

Adam has been playing volley- 
ball since his freshman year at Forest 
Lake Academy and loves the compe- 
titionhereatSouthem. "Thecompe- 
tition here is excellent, and I believe 
we have some superb volleyball play- 

Adam Perez 

If you are ever over at the gym | 
during the evenings and wanl I 
watch some powerful spikes and 
blocks, just catch one of Adam's 
games and I'm sure you'll agree 
with Jeff Kang when he states that I 
"Adam is the hardest hitter h"~ 

Hard hits. Tremendous spikes. 
This is why Adam PerezisAthleleof 

the Week. 

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Accent on Health with Angie Coffey 

How to win the "losing" game 

I One hoi i 

I Another season of relalives pinching 
leheeks and compliments of how you 
■haven't changed a bit - but maybe 
lyou have changed. 

Are you stuck behind layers 
Lf laziness, bulges of self-indugli 


Late Afternoon 

TV Snack 

"Fat makes fat, and unrefined 
starchy and natural foods make you 

3. Avoid snacks and soft drinks. 

These are the clinchers of a diet. The 

availability and desire formost snacks 

are what often kills a diet. Look at the M 'd- Afternoon 

andmoundsofmisconceptions?With chart reprinted from Reversing 

e holiday season upon us here are Obesity Naturally from the Lifestyle 

ie keys to losing and keeping Institute. With 1,545 calories from a 

;efestivepoundsoffsuccessfully: few snacks and drinks, you've 

. Avoid refined and processed consumedmorcthanhalfofthedaily 

[bods. This means animal products calories necessary. 

e "food-as-grown." These 4. Forget about calorie counting, 
t naturally low in calories pills, shots and fad diets. Start a 
: and high in nutrition and lifestyle program iruii ishi.jh m [nods 
liber. These are the foods you can eat grown, wholegrain breads, hot 
yi day and lose one to three pounds cereals, and fresh fruits. Season your 

■ntly. food with natural herbs or lemon If you love food but 

!. Stock up on starches. juice for a pure flavor. 

i misconception that 5. Look at losing weight as a new 
|tartches are fattening. Potatoes.rice lifestyle to be proud of. The word 
and pasta are wonderful sorces of "diet" in the American Heritage 
^carbohydrates with only 4 calories dictionary means, "the usual food 
ergram. However, watch what goes and drink of a person or animal; daily 
n those items. Sour cream, butter, sustenance." Not abnormal, not 
imatoandcheesesaucescanalladd unusual, but a normal intake of food. 
This is the best diet - and it works too. 


Coffee with c 
Jelly Donut 

Soft drink 
Candy bar 

Soft drink 
Potato chips (10) 

Cheese crackers (5 

lose weight, then- 
Eat more . . . 

-Fresh and steamed vegetables, but go easy on sauces and salad dressings 

-Whole grains-cooked cereals, brown rice, whole grain breads, pasta. 

-Tubers, legumes and vegetables-potatoes, yams, squash, and all kinds of 

beans, lentils and peas. 

-Fresh whole fruits. 

-These "foods as grown" are filling, nutritious, inexpensive and low in 



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SC dorm students and 
current events 

By Andy Nash | 

Have a question about current 
events? Ask a junior, male, history 

In a current events 
survey of 385 dorm residents No- 
vember 10-11, Talge residents 
outscored Thatcher residents, jun- 
iors beat all other classes, and history 

The purpose of this study is to 
leam how "In touch" SC dorm stu- 
dents are with current events and to 
evaluate the data. By living in the 
dorm, is it impossible to know what 
is happening in the world? Or is 
ignorance a choice? 

Do SC dorm students fall into a 
broad category of Americans that 
"know less, read less, and are less 
critical than ever before," as 
Catherine Crier of CNN describes 

Current events — the fall of com- 
munism, the Middle East peace talks, 
the suffering in Eastern Europe, the 
starvation in Somalia, the Christian 
Coalition, a global economic slow- 
down, the Maastricht Treaty. 

Do Christians need to be aware 
of them? Do Southern College stu- 
dents need to be aware of them? Are 


3 December 1 995 

Breakdown by Gender 

(Percentage who answered each question correctly) 

(133) (252) (385) 
Women Men All % 

. Who was Ross Perot's running mate? 21.8 40.1 33.7 

2. Which Presidential candidate won 
Tennessee in the recent election? 

3. Which political party does the 
Christian Coalition support? 

4. What was America's economic gro\ 
rate last quarter? 

5. Who or what was "Iniki?" 

6. What Eastern European country is 
being torn by ethnic and religious 


76.7 77.4 77.1 

10.5 26.2 20.8 
12.8 10.3 11.2 

27.8 60.7 
36.0 47.3 

Breakdown by Major 


= 15 majors survcyed/36 majors 









Journalism/Public Relations 





















Office Admin. 



















Pre-Occ. Therapy 










Long-term Health 


Computer Science 


Elementary Ed. 


Auto Body 




General Studies 



2 yr. pre-denlal 



by Class 


(60) Women 
(94) Men 


(154) TOTAL 



(32) Women 
(76) Men 

37.0 % 

(119) TOTAL 



(26) Women 
(46) Men 

42.9 % 


(15) Women 
(36) Men 

42.5 % 

(51 (TOTAL 




lunior - 55.5 1 


Junior - 50.9 % 

2. Senior - 42.5 

Senior - 52.8 

Senior - 50.0 

3. Sopho. - 37.6 

Sopho. -46.9 

Sopho. - 44.0 

4. Fresh. -31.9 

Fresh. -41.5 

Fresh. - 36.2 

Photo Feature 


3 December 1992 

Create-a-date extra 

f]^ By Shelly Wise ^ 

i November 19, courtesy of the 

I Marca Age and Jeff Fisher we 

I Southern Accent, and Create-a-date. 

ie evening of elegance actually began when the young couple went to 
| HaJrDesignersforatrimand style. Jeffwalkedoutwithhishairlookingvery 
I GQ. while Marca looked equally Vogue. Quickly they returned to their 
I rooms to dress— a tuxedo, complete with tails, for Jeff, and an emerald 
I evening dress for Marca, provided by Mitchell's Formal Wear. 

1 5:30 Calvin Simmons, Accents Ad Manager and evening chauffeur, 
I arrived in a sleek Chevy Caprice, provided by Accent sponsor, Herbert 
I Coolidge. Marca, the Create-a-date contest winner, received a dozen red 
roses supplied by O'Brien's florist. Her date, Jeff Fisher, posed with her for 
a picture, and they were off. 

When the couple arrived at Provino's for dinner, they were immediately 
| seated and given salad and tons of dinner rolls. By the time Jeff and Marca To t |h ■ 

i front of the poi 

a good year for coke. 









had ordered, they were almost full on their appetizers. "A lot of" people fill 
up on salad and bread," laughed the manager. When asked about what he 
thought of the winning couple, he replied, "They look wonderful!" 

The main topic of dinner conversation was how Jeff could get revenge 
for having been arrested on Marca'screiitiwdaie. and how Majcacouldgive 
him advice for spicing up his lack of a love life. 

The next stop was the Tivoli where the ChaiianonLia Symphony per- 
formed Bach and Mozart. The concert lasted for close two hours. Both felt 
the program was incredible. 

On the return ride. Marca and leff u ere taken to ihe Chattanooga Choo- 
choo for pictures in the garden, now lighted for Christmas. They made one 
last toast in front of the poinsettia tree and returned for the ride back to 

When asked to sum up their experience in one word, Jeff said, "Crazy," 
and Marca replied, "Awesome." 

Calvin Simmons 

Special Thanks t 

Mitchell's Formal Wear, Hamilton Place Mall 894-0278 
Weddings, banquets and other special o 

O'Brien's Florist, Ooltewah-Ringgold Rd. 238-6001 
For all your floral needs 

Provino's, South Terrace Plaza 899-2559 
Fine Italian dining 

Collegedale Chiropractic 

Don D. Duff D.C. 

Specializing in the treatment of: 
-Neck and shoulder pain 
-Lower back pain 
-Sports injuries 

"If you have a spine, you need a chiropractor!" 
Same day appointments available 


5121 Professional Center, Ooltewah-Ringold Rd. 
(Near Four Corners across from Ooltewah Middle School) 

Places to go 


Hying high in the sky 

"Ethereal minslrel! Pilgrim of 
the sky! Dost thou despise ihc earth 
where cares abound?" If you. like 
the skylark that inspired William 
Wordsworth lo wrile these lines, wish 
to soar above the earth in a serene, 
windswept sky. you can fulfill this 
dream at the world-famous Lookout 
Mountain Flight Park. Whether you 
prefer to live out your dream vicari- 
ously by watching the hang gliders 
gracefully fly through the air or are 

daring enough to jumpoff the 1.340- 
foot high launch site to experience 
the thrill of breaking free from the 
chains of the earth, a visit to the hang 
gliders' spot will be an experience 
which sends a shiver of excitement 
through your soul! 

For the lessdaring, the hang glid- 
ers' spot offersa fantastic view of the 
Chattanooga Valley below. If your 
timing is right you can watch hang 
gliders of every color and design 
soar through the air forendless hours. 
In the evenings, brush strokes of deep 
oranges and fiery scarlet paint the 
darkening sky as the city lights blink 
like fireflies dancing in the distance. 

If. however, you cannot wait lo 
run off the 1,340-foot launch site 
(with a hang glider of course), a 
variety of lessons are offered by 
USHGA pilots ranging in package 
prices from just $89 for introductory 

lessons to S799 for the premier flight 
[raining program. Lookout Moun- 
tain Flight Park has been serving the 
hang gliding community since 1977 
and has provided safe, personal les- 
sons to over 6.500 men and women. 
Flyers can glide cross country for 
130 miles with an altitude gain of 
10.400 feet, coming in for an easy 
landing in the 45-acre landing field. 
The park is the most complete hang 
gliding center in the United States 
with its training hills, equipment, 
and fully-stocked Pro Shop. No 
matter what flight package you 
choose, you will be in expert hands. 
For those seriously considering 
joining the birds, here are a few things 
to know: Morning classes and after- 
noon classes are taught every day of 
the year except Christmas. In order 
to get ready for flying, start walking, 
jogging, or climbing stairs for a few 

weeks before hand to condition your I 
cardiovascular system. Flying attire 
includesjeans.runningshoes.cloih. ■ 
ing appropriate for the season, anda 
change of clothes for after the class 
If you're an adventurer looking 
for th ultimate thrill or just a roman- 
tic looking for the perfect setting for 
that first kiss at sunset, the hang 
gliding spot can offer you achanceal 
the exhilaration you seek! If you do. 
decide to take the leap off Lookout 
Mountain and experience "Hig 
Right" you will be able to say. 

Oh. I hurc ■.lipped the surly bonds iiffanh 
And danced the skies on laughter-sihe 

Sunward /' ve climbed, andjoinec 

bling mirth 

Of sun-split clouds— and done a 

You have not dreamed of —wheeled and] 
soared and swung 

Hi\>h in the -.1111111 silence. Hov'riii£ then. 
(John Gillespie Magee, "High I !i : j!h"i 

People to see 

A day in the life: 
cafeteria hostess 



Cafeteria hostesses Evelyn 
Moore and Marion Blanco acquaint 
each new freshman class to 
Southern's dining service. 

"Breaking in a freshman class is 
exciting." related Mrs. Moore. "We 
encourage the students that this is 
their dining room away from home." 

"Do you have a lost and found 
here?" a female student inquired. 
Mrs, Moore pulled out an identifica- 
tion card from her pocket, with hopes 
that she had finally found its owner. 
No such luck. The young woman 
was after something else so the host- 
ess guided her in the right direction. 
"I hope I always have the right an- 
swer," Mrs. Moore said with a laugh. 

SC hostesses do a variety of 
things besides answer questions, fill 
salt shakers, make sure there are suf- 
what is on the menu for the day. 

When a student walked into the 
serving area for lunch Mrs. Blanco 
suggested, "I think there is room to 
the left." Before thelunchcrowdhad 

arrived. Mrs. Blanco had fretted over 
spots on the tables. "I've gone over 
these tables many times," she la- 
mented. "I thought I 'd finished these 
two rows yesterday. But there are 
still spots!" Mrs. Blanco concluded 
the spots came from the contents fo 
pop cans. 

Twice a week Mrs. Blanco also 
arranges a bulletin board containing 
food for thought. One day the board 
said, "Prayer changes things. The 
thing it changes most is the one who 
prays." Above the saying hung a 
picture of a girl with an open Bible. 

Already the hostess has collected 
enough saying for three years but her 
goal is to have enough for four. She 
files the accompanying pictures by 
seasons, people, holidays, months, 
andoneformiscellaneous. For week- 
ends Mrs. Blanco chooses a theme to 
set the "religious tone." 

Do most students know what the 
hostesses do? Tow out of the three 
interviewed responded correctly. But 
a second year freshman jokingly said, 
"Is there a hostess here?" 

Mrs. Mabel Moore, one of the two hostesses in the cafeteria, chats 
with Holly Moores. Moore does a variety of duties each day including 
cleaning tables, watching for shorts and keeping diners happy. 

Cafeteria dosed? 
Car out of gas? 


Sandwich&s & Specials 


3 December 1992 

Top Ten reasons for cut- 
ting Thatcher 1-hr parking 
lot in half 

From the Home Office in the 
Shallovrford Road Taco Bell 

10. Someone wanted to see how many cars ihev could fit into one, 

1-hour parking space. 

9. Effort to consolidate all women's parking spaces into the same 


8. Says one concerned village student, "What were those speed 

bumps for anyway?" 

7. Someone had too much time on their hands. 

6. After months of indecision: either cut the parking lot in half or 

offer a full lot of 1/2-hour parking. 

5. Half of 1-hour parking was filled with permanent parkers any- 

4. Who ever said that parking around Southern College made 

3. A useless stop sign here, limited 1 -hour parking there. What's 

next, a parking booth at the entrance to Taylor Circle? 

2. It's just a temporary arrangement. Doll house across Camp 

Road to be converted to a full-scale parking garage. 

1. Finally Thatcher women can have dates no man can back out of. 

by Chuck Shepherd 

IN New York City, Donna 
fcoldberg recently opened Organized 
Student, a consulting service (at $85 
■>S125 per hour) that advises chil- 
Hen and teen-agers on how to clean 
Bp their rooms. Said a 9th-grade 
fient interviewed by The New York 
"I try to keep going by my- 
^lf, but I can't do it." 


—A company in Gierloz, Po- 
id, earlier this year opened a resort 
Hhe grounds of WoirsLair, which 
*« Adolf Hitler's Nazi headquar- 
krsduring his campaign for Eastern 
Europe form 1942 to 1945. The 
pany's president said, "Let the 
Jtorians ponder (the irony)." A 
$rman newspaper called the place, 
A hich attracts as many as 5,000 tour- 
Ws a day, a "Nazi Disneyland." 

~To meet a new fashion de- 
"^d, Rusk, a Los Angeles com- 
j* n y. recently introduced a product 
"j" gives clean hair the look and feci 
j! ha,r *« 'hasn't been washed in 

- -The New York Post reported 
W "ne th at Manhattan gang leaders 
filing drug dealers exclusive 
i • ri ^lns , m certain street comers 
r^lem foras much asSi million. 
1 -rheauthorsof the recent book 
Ss,n S Antarctica" report that 

many of the 5,000 tourists who fly 
annually purchase 
their visit articles that arrived with 
them on the same flight. 

— In October, the Swallows Ho- 
tel in Gateshead, England, offered 
1 1 chronic snorers a free night's stay 
so that it could test how well sound- 
proofed the rooms are. The hotel 
staff tape-recorded the sounds com- 
ing from the rooms and promised the 
loudest snorer a prize. 

— Among recent new products: 
sake with the consistency of a 7- 
Eleven Slurpee; Ren and Slimpy 
dolls, which break wind when their 
stomaches 'are squeezed; frozen mi- 
crowave dinners for dogs (including 
bake lamb); and trading cards im- 
printed with the actual, but inactive, 
DNA of famous people sealed inside 
a hologram (from StarGene of San 
Rafael, CA). 


—After police pulled over Kevin 
Temple, 35, in a routine traffic stop 
in Bronson, FL, in October, a police 
dog sniffing the trunk became agi- 
tated. In the truck and backseat, 
officers found the following live ani- 
mals: 48 rattlesnakes, a Gila mon- 
ster; 45 non-poisonous snakes, 67 
scorpions, several tarantulas and 
small lizards, and a parrot. Temple 
said they were just pets. 

—A South Korean professor and 

a Buddhist monk made arrangements 
in September to repatriate the noses 
of 2,000 Koreans slain by invading 
Japanese soldiers in the 17lh cen- 
tury- The noses had been taken to 
Japan as proof of their victory and 
preserved in a tomb. 

— In September, the body of man 
shot to death and lied to a heavy 
beam was pulled from a river near 
Topeka, KS. Investigators believe 
the murderer intended to hamper 
identification efforts because he had 
removed most of the tattoos from the 
victim's body and had pulled all of 
the teeth. 

— In October, biologists at 
China's Northwest University in 
Xian reported finding a 77-pound 
slimeball floating on a river in 
Shaanxi province. According to the 
scientists, the slimeball, a pure white 
fungus, gained 22 pounds in the first 
three days the scientists observed it, 
and has the ability to move across the 
ground on its own. 

— Three maintenance workers in 
Alexandria, Ind., fixed a massive 
street-flooding problem in October 
when they pulled a 200-pound 
hairball from a manhole. Said one of 
the men, "We though we had a goal." 


Among the topics addressed by 
the San Bernardino (CA) County 
Sheriffs Department etiquette book 
for deputies are the proper proce- 

dures for how to cat a banana (break 
it into pieces and eat it with a salad 
fork), buffet etiquette (don't load your 
plate and don't put food back after 
you take it), and fashion tips (no 
cowboy hats, white sports coals or 
safari jackets). 


A 38-year-old man. unidentified 
in news reports, was hospitalized in 
Princeton, W. Va.. in October with 
gunshot wounds. Hehad been drink- 
ing beer and reported accidentally 
shooting himself three times — as he 
attempted to clean each of his three 
guns, he said the first .shot didn't 
hurt, the second "stung a little," and 
the third " really hurt," prompting 
him to call and ambulance. 


David Wayne Godin, 22, 
drowned near Dartmouth, Nova 
Scotia, in September as he was re- 
luming from his bachelor slag party, 
when his vehicle plunged into a lake. 
Attached to Godtn's leg. courtesy of 
his friends at the party, was an au- 
thentic ball and chain. 


View from the 

CaboOSe by Andy Nash 


Let us see what is happening 
along the promenade today.... Oh. 
wail — wrong column. 

The caboose roils into Decem- 
ber and no longer is it too early to be 
in the Christmas spirit. It was be- 
fore. The Campus Shop window 
clearly says, "Christmas Is Coming," 
the Christmas Tree which partially 
blocks Talge's view of Thatcher 
lights up every night now, and the 
Music Department prepares for their 
deluge of Christmas programs. (Did 
I ever tell you about the time I played 
a"Firefly" in my second grade Christ- 
mas play?) It is, as they say, the 
season to be jolly. 

But, let us not dwell too much on 
December without first reflecting on 

Of course, November 3 brought 
us two things: a last chance at a 10% 
tuition refund for withdrawals and a 
new President-elect. Some may joke 

Even with all the religious lib- 
erty debate, Coilegedale still went 
Republican. As Dr. McArthur said, 
"President Bush just loves 
Coilegedale. But, alas, the world is 

Yet, Coilegedale found itself 
hosting several of the world's top 
gymnasls in a clinic November 11- 
14. The Gym Masters indeed lived 
up to their name as they capped off a 
thrilling program of flipping, flop- 
ping, and in John Beck's case, fly- 
ing. And how about that Russian 

Yup, watching Olympic-level 
talent for two hours can make most 
of our lives seem a bit dull, huh? I 
mean, what do we have that the big- 
shots do not? Can you imagine if 

WF - 

the i 

admired throughout the world?... 

"Uh, Mr. Russian gymnast? My 
name is Andy Nash, and I'm an A- 
league volleyball captain this year 
and I thought that maybe—" 

"You are? Cool! Man, Andy, 
you are incredible! I've always 
dreamed of playing A-league vol- 
leyball at Southern!" 

"Excuse me, Tom Brokaw, my 
name is James Dittes, editor of the 
Southern Accent , and — " 

"And what a pleasure it is to 
Finally meet you, Mr. Dittes. Hey, if 
you get a chance, I'd like you to 
critique my show, the NBC Nightly 
News. But only ifyou have time, Mr. 

"Hello, Governor ? 

My name is Krisi Clark, Southern 

Calvin and Hobbes 

College SA President this year, || 
have a couple of questions to ask yon 

"Oh, but not before I ask youa|_ 
few things, Miss Clark. To begin! 
with, would you mind signing ihi s l 
picture of yourself for my daughter?! 
She's a die-hard autograph seeker,! 
Wait 'til she hears I got YOURS!" 

Absolutely absurd — thisideatluil 
we, as Southern College students,! 
have something others desire. 

No, most everything wi 
around here is pretty routine. 
instance, two weeks ago we mi 
gether each evening to study "Thcl 
Lord's Prayer." Like anyone is 
going to admire us for that. As if | 
attending a small ChristiuiK i 'IIi-ia-h 
ever going to get us anywhere.... 

Merry Christmas to all of you. 

by Bill Watterwn 

Comics etc. 


3 December 1992 

Letters Home ty Holly Miller 

Greetings to my friends at South- 
lern! You all seem so far away now 
e been here in Korea for a 
little more than five months. People 
o adventure is complete with- 
lout a few problems. I had most of 
■mine in the beginning. Visa prob- 
lems, which got me a three-day delay 
lafter my orientation in Taipei, dis- 
covering our housekeeper didn't 
e fit the job description, learning 
[that too much kimchi (hot pickled 
Icabbage) can make you sick, etc. 
■Yes, people warned me about some 
l f this, and I asked lots of questions. 
I But still I was naive. I had heard that 
I to Koreans, SDA English teachers 
j about the best thing invented 
ice boiled rice (from Julie Jacobs) 
I so I had great expectations. What 
■about you? Are you curious about 
■ the life of an SM? Are you wonder- 
ling if it's as good as you've heard? 
■Do you feel that God might be call- 
ling you to go to another country to 

I work for Him? Maybe even Korea? 

I I thought so. So I want to try to give 
ne definitions of what a SM's 

| life in Korea may include. Here 

eing a foreigner here in Korea 
s that you get stared at — OF- 
ITEN!! In my case, I stand out be- 
e of my blue eyes, pale skin, and 
"gold" (actually brunette) hair which 
ti stark contrast to the jet-black 
I hair, brown eyes, and olive skin of 
I the nationals. Ofcourseldon'tusu- 
lally stare at them because I've seen 

tons of Asians at home. 

SM's usually lose their voice 
within the first three weeks of teach- 
ing. Why? In my case, I wasn't used 
to speaking loudly to a group of 
people foruptosixhours daily. And 
then my muscles around my mouth 
got sore very quickly from having to 
model so much pronunciation for my 
students. So when you are packing 
your SM luggage, throw in lots of 
throat lozenges — and aspirin, teach- 
ing and a lack of sleep can combine 
to produce amazing headaches! 

Of course the food is strange. 
Rice kimchi is served for breakfast, 
lunch and dinner here, sometimes 
with other accompaniments. Fortu- 
nately, our housekeeper knows how 
to make some American or quasi- 
American food. But I guess no one 
taught her that you don't usually 
serve macaroni and cheese at the 
same meal as French toast. So we try 
to forget our American customs, and 

Being a foreigner here means 
that sometimes I forget their toilets 
are different than ours. Imagine rush- 
ing into a public restroom for a few 
moments of relief, opening the door 
to a stall and finding a hole in the 
floor to squat above, then realizing to 
late, "Oh no! I forgot to bring toilet 
paper!" No, they don't usually pro- 
vide it here. Nor is there usually any 
soap to wash your hands with after- 
wards. Enough graphic details for 

But there are also good things to 
experience here. Although I'm aver- 
age height in America (5'8"), I'm 
considered tall here, compared with 
"standard sized" Koreans. So I have 
no trouble seeing above the heads in 
acrowd. It'sreallygreattobeableto 
see any direction without often hav- 
ing to maneuver around tall people. 

SM's are subject to lots of flat- 
tery from students. Imagine this: 
"Good morning teacher, you're so 
beautiful." "Thank you, Batman (his 
nickname)." "Oh, it's my joking." 
Or this: "You are so sexy. I bet 
you're in the top ten percent of the 
American womans ." And in their 
next breath — "Do you think I'll be 
able to pass Level 3?" Marriage 
proposals are also routine, usually 
offered by Korean men desperately 
seeking a woman with an American 
passports. How would you respond 
nonchalantly when proposed to in a 
coffee shop wile surrounded by curi- 
ous students? 

And personal questions! Some- 
times very personal. "Teacher, what 
do you weight ?" "What isyourage?" 
"Are vou marriaged ?" (As if I could 
just pick a date on the calendar and 
my man would appear!) "Tell us 
about your first love, your first kiss." 

Giving Bible studies. I didn't 
realize it would be so intense. How 
can you explain God to a Buddhist 
who doesn't even know 1% of the 
Bible, who believes in dragons in- 
stead of Satan, the Dragon? And 

Calvin and Hobbes 

how do you answer when they ask 
why Korea isn't mentioned in the 
Bible? So many off-the-wall ques- 
tions, all of which must be answered 
across the language barrier of Ko- 
rean/English, sometimes without 
adequate translation. The only solu- 
tion I've found is LOTS OF PREPA 
RATION— Bible study, reading Mrs. 
White's writings and the Bible Com- 
mentary, and LOTS OF PRAYER. 
How do I find time for all of thi; 
Sometimes I wonder. But it's all 
worth it to see the light come on in a 
student's eyes, and to hear them say, 
"Now I am beginning to believe in 

You may ask, "Why should I 
come to Korea?" Isaytoyou, DON'T 
even THINK of coming unless you 
are willing to work for God. Sure, I 
occasionally have time to travel or 
shop, when I'm not desperate for 
more sleep, but that's not the reason 
to be here. If you come to Korea, 
your Christianity will be challenged 
beyond your most earnest prayer. I 
dare you to give God one year in a 
foreign country. You will never be 
the same. 

Take care of SC for me— I get so 
homesick for Cracker Barrel, Waffle 
House, the SC cafeteria's chicken 
and biscuits, and of course the won- 
derful scenery and people. 
Until next time, 
Holly Miller 
62 Young Ju Dong 
Joong Gu 
Pusan 600-1 10 
Republic of Korea (ROK) 

by Bill Watterson 



j uetemrjer 19 

it you could have any three wishes come true, what would 
they be? 


Doyce Hughes, SO 

My school hill paid for, 
my car paid for, and to 
4.00 on midtern 

Delia Chavez, AS 


'A winning volleyball 

earn, a car that doesn't 

II, a whole day to sleep." 

Ronald Lizardo, SO 

"A new woman for '93, 

better grades for '93, and 

another new woman for 


Scott Petersen, J 


"Eat a decent meal a 

cafe, get a good nig 

sleep, and have n 


Dale Robertson, FR 


"That the Vikings would 

win the Super Bowl, a free 

degree without college, and 

that the guy's dorm janitor 

would do his job in the 


Mike Sims, FR 

"My school bill be paid off, 
find a woman who knows 
what she wants, and that 

Jesus would come to take us 
out of this sorry world." 

Michelle Millard, JR 

"To have a lariet, to have 

pet armadillo, and to nam 

my firstborn after one ol 

the Three Stooges." 

Tricia Frist, BS 


"To have my own pet 

Shamu, to barefoot like 

Mike Seipel, and to win tl 

Nobel Prize for finding! 

cure for AIDS." 

Coming Events 

["Concerts^ [Theatre-^ r Campus -l 

The Memorial Auditorium 
presents The Ntttvraker on 
Dec. 12 & 13, featuring 
members of the Russian 
Kirov Ballet. Student dis- 
counts are available. Call 
757-5042 to reserve tickets. 

On Dec. 5 Sandi Patti, 
Steven Curtis Chapman, 
Wayne Watson and Twila 
Paris will be in concert with 
the Young Messiah, at the 
Murphy Center in 
Murfreesboro. For more 
information, call 1-800-333- 

The musical, Camelot, will 
be performed at the Artistic 
through Dec. 6. Admission 
is $10 for students. 

The Knoxville University of 
Tennessee Theaters present 
O/iver.' in the Clarence 
Brown Theater through Dec. 
13. For more information. 
call 974-5161. 

St. Paul's Episcopal Church 
presents Advent concerts 
each Wednesday at 12:05 
p.m. through Dec. 23. A 
$3.50 lunch will follow each 
concert. Call 266-8195, 

Place your club's campus 
activites in Accent's 
Current Events 

Leave information for 
Beth Mills, Lifestyles 
editor, at the Accent 
office or call 2721 

The SC Concert Band will 
hold its annual Christmas con- 
cert on Dec. 5 at 8.00 p.m. in 
the lies P.E. Center. SC stu- 
dents free with ID. 

Rodgers and Hammerstein's 
Cinderella will be performed 
at the Little Theatre through 
Dec. 20. Tickets are $9 for 
students. Call 267-8534. 

The Southern Singers will 
combine with the Symphony 
Orchestra to present Handel's 
"Messiah" on Dec. 11 at 8 p.m. 
and on Dec. 12 at 3:30 p.m. 
Tickets are required, but 
they're free. Contact the Mu- 
sic Dept. for more informa- 

Die Meistersinger Mens inLynnWoodHall. Histopd 
Choir will perform with the will be "Communal h 
Chattanooga Boys Choir to in Mexican Free-Tailed Bai| 
present a singing Christmas Maternity Colonies". 
tree on Dec. 5 and 6 at the 
Tivoli Theatre. There is an 
ai.lii-n-.Miin charge. 

The E.O. Grundset Lecture 
Series presents Gary 
McCracken, Ph.D, on Dec. 3 

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■revisited. pg. 13 


IsTUDENTS - How do 
lyou spend x-mas a million 
■miles from home? 

I Martin, recruiting, travels 
| the world. pg. 12 

perform at 
Hawks game 

Parade of Gifts 






■ after 7a.m. November 9, NBC 
I weatherman Willard Scott held up 
la Southern College Centennial t- 
Ishirt, mentioned Collegedale, TN 

i the complete name of the 
ge, and indicated that this year 
■students here are celebrating the t 
Icenteenial of the college. Calls 

■ from as far away as California and \ 
| Arizona hint at the scope of view- 

o saw Southern on TV. The 
I publications/media relations office 
I made the contact with NBC in 
| New York, but was unable to find 
m advance when the segment 
* ou,d in air. Similar coverage with I 
J ed Mescon on WRCB-TV 1 
I tog, Oct. 29. 

l,° Pinion Pg.6 

| Alters to the editor 

■ -« Parade Float 
Pg- 4 
I Book Buy Back- 
|^/o get the most from your 

Last Tuesday night the Gym-Mas- 
ters performed during half-time of 
the Atlanta Hawks game in the Omni. 

The gymnasts left Southern at 
4:00 and arrived at the Omni around 
6:45. The game was sold out, so the 
team had to stand in the walkways 
leading to the floor and watch the 
game from there. 

When half-time came, they had 
eight minutes to get set up, perform, 
and be off the floor. The fans watch- 
ing saw such stunts as Carlyle 
Ingersoll dunking the ball off Rick 
Hayes shoulders. "Carlyle had the 
dunk of the night." states Rick Hayes. 

When asked how the perfor- 
mance went, the Gym-Masters felt it 
was excellent. "I had a great time 
and I believe the entire team did 
wonderful," states Gym-Master 

Randy Bishop. 

SC Education 
Dept. ranked 
best in TN Caring for kids at 



Southern College scored num- 
ber one in the state for teacher train- 
ingprograms. Onlyoneotherschool, 
Vanderbelt University in Nashville, 
did as well. 

"This is very difficult to get," 
said Dr. George Babcock, chairman 
of Education and Psychology. The 
Colleges are ranked on a scale and 
: Southern got the highest classifica- 

. This difficult accomplishment 
effects eleven different departments 
in the school. 

Accreditation was granted to 
Southern on November 20. The tele- 
vised meeting was conducted by the 
state and Dr. Babcock was there to 
represent the school by presenting a 
speech. He is now being sent all over 
the state to help other colleges get 

The gift drive became a small school 
project. Clubs and organizations 
1 seemed to pull together to help in 

' . / f - ' anyway possible. "We (SigmaTheta 

Chi) usually adopt a family during 
BKT and Campus Ministries joined Christmas, but we decided to donate 
forcesthisweektobringalittlejoyto me money to Toys for Kids," said 
the world. Toys for Kids is a program gharon Engel, Dean of Women. Stu- 
which gives gifts to kids that nor- ■ 
mally wouldn't get any. BKT's out- 
reach ministry, along with Campus 
Ministries, used the Roanoke Com 

reported up to 140 dol- 
lars in donations coming from their 
halls. "The Lord really blessed us," 
.,.,,,-.,,,-... said Collins. "We received more than 
munity Center as their focus. "The nee d e d. The remainder will buy hats 
*- J asked more or less what ■ < *— *"- '•*•• —«- 

they wanted," said Gary Collins, 
Campus Ministries Coordinator. "We 
estimated about 100 gifts were 

and gloves for the c 
ter. Some of the gifts go to the "Room 
at the Inn" which is a women and 
children's shelter." 

worth of new teaching material as a donation from Simon and Schusier 
International. Another $7,000 worth will arrive soon. Simon and Schuster 
owns many textbook publishing firms. Southern was selected because the 
president of Simon and Schuster was impressed with Southern's io 
L of assistance to all school teachers - both public and private - in 
Southeastern Tennessee. 

Page Two 


15 December 1993 I 

What Reverend Abner Stood For 

A Christmas Tale 

James Dittes, Accent Editor 

Here's a Christmas tale to take 
home with you over break. 

Few Christmases in our nation's 
history have been as desperate as the 
Christmas of 1777. George Wash- 
ington and the Continental Army 
werebottledupin ValleyForge. The 
British held Philadelphia, Boston and 
New York. All signs pointed to 
defeat for the struggling colonies. 

Nowhere was the chagrin felt 
more severely than in the town of 
Frederick, Maryland; nowhere was 
the patriotism more intense. The 
leader of the revolutionary struggle 
in Frederick was none other than the 
Anglican minister, Douglas Abner. 
Since before the revolution-be fore 
the Declaration of Independence- 
Abner had railed against the injus- 
tices of the British monarchy from 
his pulpit every Sunday. "We have 
no king but Christ on high," he often 
said, "no government but that which 
every free man chooses for himself 
within these 13 colonies." 

By Christmas of 1777, the patri- 
otic fervor had grown into anti-Brit- 
ish mayhem. Loyalist houses and 
businesses were looted and burned. 
Tea was boycotted to show solidar- 
ity with the residents of Boston. Even 
in little ways, the colonists showed 
their contempt for the British. Play- 
ing cards which had once included 
four sets of kings and queens were 
now printed with likenesses of 
George Washington and Betsy Ross 

Despite the bitterness, Christ- 
mas, with its charm and spirit of 
goodwill, came ever closer. Towns- 
people readied themselves for the 
holiday season, and looked forward 
toFrederick's greatest Christmas tra- 
dition — the community symphony's 
annual rendition of Handel's "Mes- 
siah." 35 years earlier, at its debut. 
King George I had stood up, as had 
all his fellow concertgoers out of 
tribute tohim. Since thai time, stand- 
ing during the Hallelujah Chorus 
meant paying as much respect to the 
of the Jews. 

The Sunday before the 
symphony's annual Christmas Eve 
performance, Abner condemned the 
English for being slaves toatradition 
set by despotic rulers-a tradition that 

refused to let the colonies have their 

The members left the church be- 
wildered in spite of their patriotism. 
What about "Messiah"? Would this 
Christmas tradition continue? Would 
anybody stand? 

The community orchestra prac- 
ticed pensively that week for the 
performance on Friday. The church 
choir seemed distracted as they went 
over the songs they had sung every 
year since 1 760. No one talked about 
the final chorus. No one thought of 
standing. No one mentioned the 
word, Hallelujah. 

The night before Christmas — a 
night forever magical — finally ar- 
rived. ColonistscamefromFrederick 
and several nearby villages to hear 
the oratorio — more than had ever 
come before. But Christmas joy was 
nowhere to be found. Every jaw was 
set. Every eye looked unwaveringly 

Reverend Abner set a somber 
tone for the evening when he began 
the program with a special prayer for 
the American soldiers on the front 
lines. He included a moment of 
silence for five of Frederick's sons 
who had died in battle that year. 

After Abner's prologue, the con- 
cert progressed horribly. The or- 
chestra had to stop four times to 
retune. The soloists sang resound- 
ingly, but without any hint of emo- 
tion or praise as Christ's story un- 
folded. Every eye in the hall was on 
Reverend Abner. Every hand moved 
in applause with his hands. Every 
head nodded in approval with his. 

Finally the moment came. The 
strings sang the joyous entrance to 
the Hallelujah Chorus; the choir be- 
gan to sing. Everyone watched Rev- 
erend Abner's jaw become suddenly 
tense. He clutched his hands to- 
gether. He crossed his legs. He 
stayed seated. 

Back in the tenth row sat Francis 
Weaver, the 11 -year-old son of a 
Frederick carpenter. Hecouldn'tsee 
Reverend Abner over the heads of 
the other concertgoers. He could 
only see the choir and listen to the 
words as the choir sang distractedly: 
"For the Lord God omnipotent 
reigneth, Hallelujah." Francis didn't 
know what omnipotent meant. He 
didn't even know where England 
was. But somehow he knew exactly 
what the music had called him to do. 
So Francis stood up. 

No one noticed at first— that is, 
until Francis stood up on the chair to 
get a better look at the orchestra. 
Then a murmur arose. Reverend 
Abner turned to quell the talking and 
looked with horror at little Francis 
standing in the tradition of King 
George. Next others stood in accla- 
mation as the choir sang — a little 
more boisterously now — "And He 
shall reign for ever and ever. Halle- 
lujah." The strings seemed to pick 
up the tempo as well, and soon that 
hall in Frederick, Maryland, barely a 
hundred and fifty miles from Valley 
Forge, was ringing with the music of 
angels. Abner sat still, a lone dimple 
in the rejoicing, standing mass of 

He didn't sit for long. Joy, an 
integral part of every Christmas sea- 
son, was made manifest in Abner as 
the choir continued, "And His name 
shall be called, Wonderful, Coun- 
selor, the Mighty God, the Everlast- 
ing Father, the Prince of Peace." 
Abner looked around at the festive 
citizens of Frederick. He stood— a 

: to the fact that no revolt | 
tion or war or evil empire could stay 
seated before the Prince of Peace 

When the Chorus ended, the ap- 1 
plause was deafening. Francis's fa- f 
ther hoisted him up on his shoulders 
as the mass of patriots clamored for I 
more. The choir obliged and sang I 
theChorusagain.thistimeeve " 
lier and more joyous than before. I 
Next the orchestra played Christmas I 
carols and the throng joined thechoir I 
and that tiny hall in colonial I 
Frederick, Maryland literally glowed I 
with the joy of the Christmas seasor 
until midnight. 

As the gathering dispersed, 1 
Christmas star shone in the heavem I 
The colonists went happily to their I 
homes, festive and merry. No 
watched Reverend Abner slip away I 
as the meeting dispersed. No 
could see the tears flowing down his I 
cheeks or his shakinghands. Noor 
saw him look up into heaven nordid I 
they hear him whisper the word, [ 



James Dittes 
Assistant Editor 

Angie Coffey 

Ad Manager: Calvin Simmons Copy Editor: Acela Baglaj 

Sports Editor: Eric Johnson Typist: Jeannie Sanpakit 

Lifestyle Editor: Beth Mills Circulation: Greg Larson 

Photographer: Sean Pitman Cartoonist: Clifton Brooks 

Photo Editor 

Rick Mann 


Dr. Herbert Coolidge 

Staff Writers: Sabine Vatel, Brenda Keller, Michelle Lashier, 
and Andy Nash 

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P.O. Box 370. Collegedale, TN 373 15-0370. 


15 December 1992 


Calvin Simmons finds out how to get 
the best deals on books 

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books in tow. losses on books that are suddenly outdated 

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on, then the Follet will but it— up to a Stillsiudentsareconcemedthatthey're 

ber. If the text is outdated by a new being ripped off. Some who hjve never 

on, then Follet will not buy it, unless it been before are going into ii u ith opinions 

... y- resold for use belore the new edition A new player in the book buy-back game. 

available. Conditionof the book is not a freshman physical therapy major Eric 

nr unless it is very poor. Roshak says, "As much as books cost, those 

Rita Wohlers, Campus Shop Manager scoundrels betlernot rob me." Junior David 

, "I'd like the students to understand Beekworth. who has been at'it a bit longer, 

it's a service we're offering." Indeed, doesn't like being trapped in a system: "I 

„ u ne is obligated to repurchase used text- feel like I'm being swindled; I'm going to 

woks. The Campus Shop gives Follet rep- McKay's" McKay's is a private 

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Follet purchases those texts ■ 
us Shop. Once those 

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fairly uniform throughout the industry. A Books can be bought and sold at any book- 

Here's a tip from Bonnie Ashmore, 

Campus Shop book supervisor: "Buy used 

books. You get a higher return on them at 

resell." Here's an example. TheHarbrace 

all over. Two, much- Handbook sells for $22.00 new. Atbuy 

Surgical Nursing, and back: $1 1.00. It sells used for $16.50. 

latomy and Physiology, sell new at the Atbuy back second lime: SI 1.00. Simple 

Campus Shop for $64.95 and $55.95, re- eh? Studentsconcemedaboutsavingmoney 

ively. They sell for the exact price at buying books, and in turn getting a better 

Chattanooga State and UTC's book- percentage r 

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. should shop around ti 

■ sellfor for used books. 

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making money, but it's not the Can- 
Shop, it's the t 

Brennon Kirsteta a„d Rob R.mph.r express their reeling, of Handel's Mesfjai 
through music December 11 and 12th. The Southern Symphony, Orchestraand Choir 
joined efforts to make the season bright. 

Dorm's open house make 
the holidays cheerful 

| 1 f By C hrista Raines \ Said Robby Woolen, "It was ex- 

^.^^^^■^^"^^^■^J citing to win." "It felt great to know 
For a few hours Sunday night, De- that people ,hou g ht our room was 

e reused is bought 

i!i'-1im priLt If n is outdated, a used book 

idermay offer 25% of list price. If Follet 

Ji'sn [ fiavf j lisc for J hook. Hil'v won't 

iv il. Thai Mum it- done here. ;mJ ihji'- 

iw itsdoneat UTC and Chattanooga State. 
So who's making all the money? No 640 Lee High 

K-really. Books are expensive. The are 

tensive to make expensive to ship, and "' J™^ Bo 

■pensive to buy. The Campus Shop, Con- c a ic 

lary to popular opinion, does much to ^ 
ttomodate students. Bonnie Ashmore. UTC Booksro 

ind the price will be the 
hiiMness administration major Mark Noble 
sums it up best: "For the effon involved in 
going elsewhere, it's to bad overall." 

held an experiment in co-ed living. 
Why? Open House, of course. 

At six o'clock the fun began with 
the men ofTaige visiting the women's 
dorm. The race was on to find that 
"special" girl's room before it was 
time to head to the guy's dorm. The 
winners of Thatcher Contest were: 
Karen and Debra Carby room 100/ 
Wendy Gamer and Trudi Hullquist 
171/ Jenny Schmidt and Marci Wil- 
liams 34 1/Suzanne Hunt 21 3/Shclly 
VanArsdale and Kelly Follett 262/ 

about 8:15 p. 
i to the cafete- 

Open House ended 
m., most students wi 

ria for the Christmas party that wa: 
sponsored by the SCS A, Sigma Theti 
Chi, and the Men's Club. Refresh- 
ments were served and the 

The program was hosted by Rick 
Mann who was wcaringaStintaClaus 
disguise. Eric Hope sang a Christ- 
mas song for everyone, and then Sam 
Leonor sang "Feliz Navidad" with 

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Freezing in Biology 

Donated freezer keeps things cool 


By Mclinda Cross 


Hie biology Departmem is gelling., 
wily cool" Christmas present this 

A benefactor donated an ultra 
» temperature freezer for storing 
™'le biological products. (To put 
English, the freezer's tem- 
f™ re su ys down around minus 
™<W, and i, is for storing un- 
*'' compounds lha. are likely 10 

Ti= freezer will be used to store 
guerre important samples like 
Haves n Pr ° tei,,s ' said Dr - Bi " 
btX ^"g'heseheat-sensi- 
^™cal.s, teachers will be able 


these kinds of samples immediately 
before they deteriorate. 

Students will be able to use this 
valuable new freezer too. Upper 
division labs and students working 
on research will use the freezer to 
store their important samples, said 
Dr. Stephen Nyirady, chairman of 
the Biology Department. 

The ultra low temperature freezer 
is a much needed gift. The Biology 
Department is really low on freezer 
space. Plus, freezer problems and 
power outages in the past have lost 
many hours of research when samples 
thawed and were ruined said Hayes. 

So, even if the weather outside is 
frightful, all the labile biological 
products in the Biology Department 
will be snug and safe at minus 70 

Karen Thompson in the annex. 

"Open House was a great incen- 
tive to clean and decorate our room," 
said Follet, a junior office adminis- 
tration major. "We had a lot of fun 
and the cash prize made it even more 

"The Men's dorm was visited by 
the ladies at seven o'clock. Rooms 
there were also judged, and cash 
prizes were given. Winners were 
Jody Travis and Melvin Eisele, A- 
19/ J. T. Griffin and James Housand, 
160/ Charlie Hanson and Eddie 
Hallock,224/Mark Noble andRobby 
Wooten, 231/ Harold and Vernon 
Chin, 306/ and Brian Lowman, 
Jonathan Mahorney, and Duane 
Hilliard, 356. 

Public relations paper 

An invited paper co-authored by Pam Harris was presented at the 1992 
convention of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass 
Communication. The paper presented in Montreal discussed "Will 
Public Relations Be Better Served by General ists?" 

evening, according tonianv students, 
was the faculty's version of "The 
Twelve Years of College". The Stu- 
dents loved it, and gave the perfor- 
mance a standing ovation. "The 
faculty's song topped off the 
evening," said Deborah Fraint, Be- 
havioral Science major. "Ididn'tsee 
one bored person there." 

"The party was great! Weshould 
do it again next year." said Pedro 
Peralta, freshman nursing major. 

During clean-up, Krisi Clark, 
SCSA President, commented, "The 
evening was a great success thanks 
to the combined efforts of the Sigma 
Theta Chi, Men's Club, and the Stu- 
dent Association." 


The making of Southern's M essiah 

By Beth Mills 

On the evening of December 1 1 and 
the afternoon of December 1 2, South- 
em College students, faculty, com- 
munity member and friends had the 
opportunity to witness the Music 
Department 's production of Handel 's 
Messiah in the Collegedale Church. 
Those that attended know what it's 
like to see the performance, but 
what's it like for the performers? 
What goes on "behind the scenes"? 
The planning for a concert bf this 
magnitude goes on for months. "It's 
been a tradition periodically to do the 
Messiah," said music department 
chair, Marvin Robertson. "People 
have been asking ever since we put 
in on last time when we would do it 
again, and wc just finally decided to 
go ahead with it this year." 

After toying with the idea of 
producing the Messiah with choirs 
from other colleges, the directors 
decided lojusi use the Southern Sing- 
ers and Collegedale Academy (Mad- 
rigal Singers), along with the SC 

Symphony Orchestra. "It actually 
turned out to ouradvantage to do this 
way," said Robertson. "It's one of 
the quickest and best performances 
we've ever put together." 

Dr. Robertson had been 
working closely with orchestra con- 
ductor Orlo Gilbert in all stages of 
preparation. They chose what part of 
the Messiah to perform, which solo- 
ists lo invite, and what each of their 
responsibilities would be. They also 
decided how to interpret the music. 
All the groups had to use the same 
tempos and work together on other 
interpretations such as dynamics and 
intonations. After joint rehearsals 
Robertson, Gilbert and Madrigals 
director Jeff Lauritzen would ana- 
lyze the groups' performance and 
make suggestions to each other. 

What was it like to be in the 
choir or orchestra while rehearsing? 
During regular rehearsals, students 
worked on teaming music and went 
over parts, practicing until they knew 
the score well enough to begin work- 
ing with the other music groups in- 
volved. Until this point, the choirs. 

Local student Insight winner 


By Lori Pettibone 

"I was too excited to talk," said Jun- 
ior English Major, Jessica Vining, 
recalling the way she felt when she 
found out she was the winner of the 
1992 Insight writing contest, "Too 
excited to act excited." 

Her story. It's Always Been My 
Lucky Number , should be coming 
out sometime in January. Vining 
doesn't know the exact date. She 
was too excited to ask. 

Vining used the pseudonym, 
"Jennifers. Vaugn" for her story. "I 
don't mind if they know it's me, said 
Vining, "as long as they know it's 
not my family story. 

happened to one of her friends, is 
about a girl who finds out that her 
father had an affair, then struggles at 
trying to forgive him. 

"I want them to feel something," 
said Vining when asked how she 
wants readers to react to her story, 
"some kind of emotional tug. If they 
don't feet anything, then I haven't 

orchestra, and soloists had still been 
practicing individually. 

But the week before the con- 
cert was when nighttime rehearsals 
were held." They weren't as gruel- 
ing as they could have been," said 
Soprano Jacque Branson. "Most 
nights they let us out early, but it was 
still inconvenient since we had finals 
to study for." 

The scheduled times for the 
night rehearsals varied with each day, 
but they were usually overby around 
8 p.m., after a couple of hours of 
practice. This was the first time the 
guest soloists rehearsed with the com- 
bined choirs and orchestra. The last 
few daysbefore the concerts involved 
fitting the groups together and add- 
ing finishing touches to the produc- 

Finally, the first concert was 
about to begin. Both the bottom floor 
and balcony of the church were 
packed with people. The orchestra 
and choir members were expected to 
arriveearly for preparation and warm- 
up. There were usual pre-show jit- 
ters that come with any performance, 
but there really wasn't too much time 
to think about being nervous. Soon 
all the performers were onstage, and 
Handel's Messiah had begun. 

for Christmas ! 

By Tanya Wo l ct 

After first semester is over 
what is the first thing that 
comes to yourmind? Chri st . 
mas, right? Well, to 31 se- 
niors it means graduation. 

Most of the seniors gradu- 
ating have been here for four 
years and are ready to ex- 
plore the real world. "I'm 
ready to get out into the job 
market," said John Craig, and 

"I'm really excited about 
graduating, but I'm also go- 
ing to be sad because I'll be 
leaving behind some of my 
friends. We'll keep in touch, 
but it's not the same," said 
Melanie Odell, an elemen- 
tary education major. 

The majority of the se- 
niors will be back to march in 
May, butfor many it's good- 
bye Southern, hello World. 

Vining hope 
for Insight more 
also hopes that o 
ing, she will be a 

o be able to write 
i the future. She 
e she starts teach- 

o encourage her 

students lo write for Insi ght : 

"I do hope my students will take 
first, second, and third in an Insight 
contest," said Vining, "as long as 
Vining's'story' based on what Ihey don>l writc bet,er lhan ' d °" 

Shoeboxes for Missionaries 


By Amy Durkin 

Imagine being thousands of miles 
away from home during Christmas. 
Many student missionaries report that 
this time of year is when they miss 
their friends and family the most. 

For the past two years Collegiate 
Missions Club has helped to relieve 
this homesickness by sending a small 
gifttoeverystudentmissionary. Last 
Christmas CMC sent T-shirts and 

issues of the Accent. "Mail is an 
SM's vital link to home," said CMC 
director, Leslie Brooks, "and at 
Christmas the need for communica- 
tion is even greater." 

This Christmas, CMC sent 
shoeboxes filled with Christmas 
books and goodies. Normally the 
budget would not have allowed this. 
But thanks to donations from stu- 
dents and faculty all 57 student mis- 
sionaries will receive a shoe box 
before Christmas day. 


This will be one of the 
most rewarding years of your life 

Opportunities are now open for 

qualified college graduates 
to teach in government schools in 


For more information contact: 

Dr. M. T. Bascom or Treva Burgess 
General Conference of SDA 

Teachers for China 
12501 Old Columbia Pike 
Silver Spring, MD 20904 

Phone: (301) 680-6028 
Fax: (301) 680-8031 

Jingle bells ring for Lou 
}ehrig disease 

' B.v Elena Jas [] Trophies were awarded to the 

^^^^^■"" following S.C. students and teachers 

e fourth annual Southern College forrunningthe5k, with the winnerof 

run/walk for Lou each division: 
iehrig's disease was held Decern- Overall Winners 

T 6. 2 p.m. Male 

J Eachparticipantwasgivenarace Ron Reddin 

■cket that contained a specially de- Female 

Ined long sleeve T-shirt with the Tammy Wait 

s number, pins, and 20-29 Age Division 

|g|e bells that were either tied to Male 

| shoes or pinned to the clothing. 1st- Jeremy Pettit 

I Proceeds from the race went to 2nd-Sean Servoss 

myotrophic Lateral Sclerosis 3rd- Jon Fisher 

LS)orLouGehrig'sdisease. ALS Female 

a progressive disease that attacks 2nd-Heather Neal 

e cells in the spinal 30-39 Division 

ltd, causing them to gradually dis- Male 

Iiegrate. This prevents them from 2nd-Richard Halterman 

■livering chemical signals and es- Female 

ourishment that muscles 3rd-Lynda DuPreez 
Ipend on for normal development. 50+ Age Division 

e to wide public attention Male 

JhentheHall-of-FamecareerofLou 2nd-Larry Williams 

s shortened by the disease 
S 1939. Since then, many people Despite the cold weather, jingle 

setheterm"LouGehrig , sDisease" bells could be heard along Camp Sharon said ' However, she was not 

|hen referring to ALS. Road as runners and walkers ap- chosen - This year, after she found 
proached the finish line. 

Ornithology to 
change Florida trip 

Wickam earns ride 
in Rose Parade 

Sharon Wickham will begin her new 

year with the ride of her life. The 

Southern Union selected her as the 

1993 representative to ride on the 

Adventist float in the Rose Parade. 

On New Year's Day, Sharon will be 

witnessing to over 700 million people 

as she waves from the float she has 

helped create. 

Sharon, a 20-year-old speech 

pathology major at Southern, was 

chosen because of her experience 

with Pathfinders and her dedication s™r™a w™.*™, 

to the Rose Parade float. Sharon has ' Sharon Wickham 

been involved with Pathfinders for 

1 1 years and is now drill master for volunteers are the only float workers 

the Chattanooga Pathfinder Club, who do not work on theirfloat seven 

Also, Sharon has worked on ihe Ad- days a week. The work area around 

ventist floats for the past two Rose ibe Adventist float is quiet from sun- 
down Friday to sundown Sabbath. 
Other workers form other floats take 
notice. The week before the parade 
is an excellent time for witnessing. 
"Some people don't think the 
float is worth the amount of money it 
costs," Sharon said. "It's a good 


"I wanted to ride the first year," 

that she mi ght get to ride 
float, Sharon was cautiously happy 
"I didn't want to get my hopes up,' 

she said. When she found she had witnessing tool. We are witnessing 

been selected, she was thrilled. during the week before, as well as in 

Sharon and her family will fly Ihe parade." 
out lo California on Friday, Christ- Sharon Wickham'scoldridemay 
mas Day. She will start working on only last for a few hours, but the 
, January 3 the float the very next evening after effects of her witness, and the wit- 
sundown. Volunteers from all over nes s of hundreds of other float vol- 
thecountrywillworkinS-hourshifts unteers, will last much longer— per- 
thing, (he study around the clock. The Adventist haps eternally. 

e be interested ii 

ter considerable consultation, it on thedayofregi 

been decided to move the Florida or 4. 
jdd trip, which usually came dur- Why should t 

spring vacation, to a long week- thiscourse? Fort 

February or March during the of birds is the sii 

lular session whichever time is nature activity in which peopli 

* appropriate. involved. There are thousands of W\» ^ MM •• ^.J.^^^2 ,_ «, A ^.« 

Some students have been reluc- bird-watchers and almost every city MJlC iTleiS td^ S1HJJ CTS 

to enroll in the class because of has an organized and on-going bird ° 

^pnng vacation tie-up. With this club. Knowledge of birds makes 

er removed - il is hoped that outdoorwalks(suchasthoseonSab- 

1£ S ' Udems wil! se 'ect this class, bath afternoons, for example) more 

pre-requi sites are that you have interesting and if you are going to 

nesemesterof General Biology work for young people as a path- 

perform for singing 
Christmas tree 

: consent of the instructor. In finder leader, 6 camp counselor, i f ^ _ _ n tt „ L 

case^studentswithPrinciples teacher or whatever, the avian infor- I I 7 By Corey CottreH| 
ogy as ihe pre-requisite have mation is a real plus in your favor. /f^ 

ave . ^ toemer - Moststudents And, one more thing, birds are the Anticipati 

Kond* Pre " re S istered f °r ^e indicators ofthc health of ourplanel. ness - ^ a lous y vie 

tUltHK, ™ CSterb y tnis time, but it is We need to know them better and, by Die Meistersingei 

China Project 

■esides. it's fun and immonscl\ i." 
iting to be able to identify them. 

Evan ee ir 10n ** VOted t0 es tablish Robert H. Pierson Institue of 

m. in Chi 1 W ° rld Missions under which to commue the outreach 
^'laProie ^^ Russia. Doug Bennett has been asked to head the 
ussian Por*" Wlth . llsColle S eofIheA i[",andLeoVanDolsontoheadthe 
" VI u "th plans for a field school of health evangelism. 

ere shared 
the Tivoli 
Theater during the Singing Christ- 
mas Tree. 

The singers spent most of the 
:ime during the program backstage, 
in amongst a barrage of kids, warm- 
ing-up or rehearsing while the 

to sing with the boys," said director 
Dr.Robertson. "I'mgladDieMeister 
is respected in the community and I 
hope it slays that way." 

This is the second time that 
Southern's male chorus has been 
asked to perform at the Singing 
Christmas Tree. The last time was 
five years ago. 

Thisyear Die Meistersingers sang 
Christmas spirituals "Go Tell It On 
the Monutain." "Born Born In 

than 100-strong Chattanooga Boys Be[h|ahem; . ^ mg willl -Calypso 
Choirhostedlheir30thannualChnst- H ^ y , ^ ..g^ ^ Stj|j .. Uex 

last two selections featured soloist 

Beth Mills. 


15 December 

gr 1992 H 

Library copiers could serve students better 


As I face Ihe end of the semester. d;isst_-s are beginning 
ending nightmares. Papers are due lefl and right, and many students visit the 
library for the first time. Because papers are due and sources are needed, 
long lines begin to form in front of the copy machines. Extra pocket money 
is needed, in addition to student tuition bills. Where are students to find that 
extra change to make the necessary amount of copies without having to 
spend their life savings? I think the library should update the copy machines 
with copy cards. 

Many universities use this library system. I myself found it quite helpful 
when I had more than ten pages to make copies of. During finals, students 
begin to run out of resources, it is close to going home, the pressure of papers 
being due, and the finals themselves, that students do not need the added 
stress of finding loose change to make their papers go a little smoother. 

The copy card system is very easy to use. My proposal is to have the 
library sell the cards for a dollar each. That way it is optional whether the 
student wants to save money or not. Since I like to save, I invested in a copy 
card at the previous school 1 attended. Now for the students that use the card, 
copies arc five cents each and for the non-users it continues at ten cents for 
each copy. Each card has a magnetic strip on the back of it. The copy 
machine reads the card and tells you how much money you have left on the 
card. Once the student receives a couple of dollars form home, all he/she has 
to do is charge up the card, and the card will be ready for the days the student 
is out of change and has to rush and get the last minute work done. 

I found this system to work for me tremendously. Form what some of 
the students say, it is great to know that with such a limited budget they are 
saving money at the library. This system would not only help the students; 
but the library workers would benefit from it also. The workers would not 
have to worry about giving change back to the student after copying several 
sheets. Five cents may not seem like much, but it does accumulate as your 
need for copies increases to get your paper done the night before it is due. 

Of course, there are negatives to each story. Students will be faced „ 
the card not working one day or the computer itself adding or subtracti 
improperly. But those minor difficulties are faced also by using the reguiy I 
copy machines. The benefits for computerized copy machines should I 
outweigh those negative aspects. 1 am sure Southern College would lovetn I 
have more of its students benefit from the library services that they offer. I 
feel that the students at Southern College would appreciate it more and f«] I 
like Southern cares about their needs. 


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Accent Christmas Feature 

j5 December 1992 

Page 7 

Christmas in a 
strange land 

International students adjust to an 
Imerican Christmas, and tell about 
;elebrations in their homelands 


By Michelle Lashier I 

Zuwere Chakuamba was a little 
;onfused when I asked her how 
Christmas in her native Malawi was 
fifferem than an American Chrisl- 
Christmas. So after we 
Hiked . i little, she shared what Christ- 
sis like in herhome town, Nsanje, 
r the southern border of Malawi. 
She said Christmas is celebrated 
i ways in Malawi: the Christian 
way and the "pagan" way. 

Christians spend the whole day 
of the 24th in church singing, listen- 
and watching nativity 

On the 25th, family and friends 
get together for a meal of rice and 
chicken, a meal that symbolized re- 
ject for guests and being welcome 
home. Zu said her 
people judge how good their Christ- 
naswas by whether they hadchicken. 
IThey say], last Christmas we en- 
oyed ourselves — we had chicken!" 
ihe said, laughing. "We believe in 

Children in Malawi don't see 
Christmas as the big day when they 
!« Iheir gifts. "Christmas presents 
En't a big thing," Zu said. "We 
i't expect them, and if we get 
m. we wonder." 
Another important tradition is to 

* new clothes. "You have to 

* something new [on Christmas 
WZusaid. "Itsymbolizessome- 

ing new— a new beginning— a 
to* being bom." 

'Pagan holiday. The villagers don't 
*« "P Christmas trees, "but they do 
^nce an dchicken.Thafsastan- 

Several tribes will get together 

^ day of dancing, eating, and 

3 In 6- Each tribe has its own 

Jg*l dance and the celebration in- 

dance competition. But the 

"g serves another purpose. 

na,s when the dating starts," Zu 

The villagers play sports like foot- 
ball (what Americans call soccer) 
and netball (like basketball, only the 
ball never touches the ground). Ac- 
cording to Zu, celebrations can go on 
for two or three days. 

Nicolas Bosdedore, a student 
from southern France, sheds new light 
on a typical American belief that we 
made up our own holiday traditions. 
"A lot of American traditions come 
from France," he said. 

In France, Christmas is consid- 
ered more of a pagan holiday. 
"Christmas is a Catholic celebration." 
he said, "and everywhere you have 
Catholics, you have Christmas." 

In general, the French don't pay 
much attention to the religious as- 
pects of Christmas. Nicolas said that 
although they have nativity scenes 
and nativity plays, most peopledon't 
celebrate it as the day of Jesus' birth. 
"In my mind, I don't think about 
Jesus [on Christmas day]," Nicolas 
said. "It's the day I get my gift." 

Felipe Roubard, a friend of 
Nicolas's visiting from France, 
added, "It's a pagan holiday. It's 
only for children." 

Nicolas and Felipe said that 
Christmas is more a time for fami- 
lies, though close friends may be 
included. They also said the French 
don't throw as many Christmas par- 
ties. And they call Santa Claus Pen? 
Noel which is translated "Father 

During the interview, Nicolas and 
Felipe stressed me importance of food 
in the French celebration. Turkey, 
pink salmon, oysters, and feet of 
lamb are important meal elements in 
southern France. Felipe said the 
"Thirteen Desserts" are an integral 
part of Christmas dinner in southern 
France. Thesedessertsincludedates, 
bananas, /H>Hgar(aFrenchcandy with 
almonds in it), cracked nuts, tanger- 
ines, candy, and lots of wine. "You 
have to have your thirteen different 
kinds of desserts," Felipe said. 

Because their homes are so far 


t he Belgian 



House &g 


What \nternat\onal soothe rn 
■aTyt)5M.TS no .r.OR-CJflftlSTMAS. 

away, most international studentscan But just because someone lives 

not go home for the holidays, so they in another country doesn't mean 

must make other arrangements. Zu Christmas is all that different, 

expects to spend Christmas with her Rosalinda Paago who lives in Indo- 

relatives in Washington, D.C., and nesia said things are almost the same 

Nicolas said he usually works full in her Country. "It's just (he same 

time during his vacations. only we don't have snow," she said. 

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Accent Christmas Feature 

Page 8 

15 December 1992 

Southern Memories: 

Marca Age looks back to 

Chris tmases past with Mary Elam. 

992 \\ 

; By Marca Age 

Wheiher it be ihc Talge and 
Thaiche r open house parties, the Christ- 
mas tree lighting, ihe faculty singing 
their version of the 12days of Christ- 
mas, or the anxiously awaited Christ- 
mas vacation; Southern has aJways 
i.-n|i ivl'J ihe Christmas season. 

Mary Elam, registrar, has seen 
many Southern She came 
to Southern in 1945 as an academy 
student. She reflects fondly on SC's 
holiday seasons through out the years. 

When asked of a SC tradition that 
hasn't changed. Miss. Elam responded 
with a smile, "The Messiah has been 
put on by Ihe college every year that I 
can remember." although at one time, 
the Messiah was done only by the 
Choir, because there was no orchestra. 
The concert was held in Lynn Wood 
Hall, most likely because there was no 

organ in the Tabernacle, where the 
church services were usually held. 

K. R. Davis reflected on the rendi- 
tion of the Christmas tree lighting. "It 
used to be that Grundsel and I went out 
into the woods and chopped down a 
ver\ large tree and hauled it back to the 
school," said Davis. The freshly cut 
tree was then stuck in a deep hole to 
make it stand, "The Christmas tree 
lighting hasn't changed much at all, 
except now we have a permanent tree," 
Davis said with relief. 

Before the seventies, semester fi- 
nals weren't held until after Christmas 
break, because the semester didn't end 
until the third week in January. Mary 
Elam remembers one particular Christ- 
mas break in the late sixties. "This 
particular break, many of us (faculty) 
would get phone calls from parents, 
saying that their son or daughter had 
hepatitisand wouldn't be able to finish 
off the semester, 75 student-- luul 


Wright hall is one symbol of Southern ready for the holidays. 

incompletes because of the hepatitis and trains and headed home to be with I 

epidemic." their families. "I think the students ] 

The Christmas festivities haven't have and will always enjoy Christmas 

changed much through out the years, time here," said Elam. One thing that 

But there is one thing that Mary Elam is sure to never change, whether by [ 

says has changed. When the long bus, train, or car, students will alway 

awaited first day of Christmas break look forward to Christmas break wit 

arrived, very few drove home in their family. 
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1992 Summer Camp Staff: 

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Leslie Brooks 

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Rick Hayes 

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Kim Hutton 

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Mark Kroll 

Ron Lizardo 

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Matthew Niemeyer 

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Dale Robertson 

Elizabeth Rodriguez 

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Susan Scott 

Diane Swinyar 

Brian Yeager 

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Accent Sports with Eric Johnson 

Another semester is quickly 
comingloaclose. Thcrehavebeen 
so many exciting moments in 
Southern's intramural program, thai 
if I was to mention them all, I would 
fill up this entire paper. 

The school year started off right 
with a great Softball season that 
culminated with Bowes's team re- 
peating as champions by winning 
the All-night Tournament with only 
7 players. The women's All-Star 
game and excellent competition 
made this year's tournament one to 
remember. Ricky HayesandCoach 
Evans went on a home run derby to 
help put their team in the finals. 
The night ended with everyone tired 
but happy and ready for football to 

This year's football season saw 
Robby Gettys's team beat John 
Appel to win the football tourna- 
ment, which had been played over 
a week rather than all on one Sun- 
Volleyball season was as com- 
petitive as ever, with the highlight 
being the three-man tournament. 
James Appel's team won the regu- 
lar season; Elena Jas, Chad and 
Seth Moffit won the three-man- 
or rather, two-man-and-one- 
woman tournament. With the three 
different leagues, each player was 
able to play competitively and have 
a lot of fun. 

The first semester has been a 
great one for sports, and I would 
encourage any of you who didn't 
play first semester to sign up next 

Moffit takes 2-man-l. 
woman tournament 

y Eric Johnson | 

Chad and Seth Moffit, along with 
Elena Jas, took the three-man vol- 
leyball tournament crown Saturday 
night, December 5 at Collegedale 

A total of 16 teams competed in 
the tournament. Coach Jaecks seeded 
the teams according their ability and 
size. Itwasno surprise first (Moffit), 
second (Adam Perez, James Appel 
and Bryan Affolter} seeded teams 
ended up in the finals. 

The tournament was double 
elimination, meaning each team had 
to lose twice before they were elimi- 

nated from play. The Moffit team 
overcame an early loss and p 
smart avoiding mistakes. 

Perez's team cruised through I 
their opposition, and found them- 
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15 December 1992 

Letters Home 

Darron Boyd, Phillipines 

more from me. If so, maybe you can 
find time to drop me a liftiEhmttobnid 992 
how things are back home. 

Darron Boyd 

I Dear Southern College, 

How would you like to spend one 
ar in a place where it is eternally 
■green, never hotter than 85 degrees 
^er colder than 65 degrees? 
ould you like to live in the 
Ljghth wonder of the world? How 
,uld you like to have exercise, no 
Lillpower involved, everyday? How 
|bout fruits, nuts and grains e very- 
How about a dip in a cool 
ftnountain stream or a bath in a hot 
Ispring? Maybe you would like a 
e where conditions are right for 
[spiritual renewal. These are just a 
v of the benefits of spending one 
ar in the Philippines as a Student 
Missionary working with thelfugao 
Bribe people. 

There are many things that one 
ight not consider as benefits. For 
stance we have a burial house no 
I farther than 20 feet from our front 
I door. Maybe you would like to wake 
I upat3:30everymomingtothesound 
I of all 9,999 roosters in the village of 
[ Nuntungad crowing like 

had just scored a home run. Come to 
find out it must have only been a bad 
call from the umpire because the pigs 
grunt their disapproval. By five 
o'clock I've turned over and done 
somersault in my bed trying to pile 
enough covers over my head in order 
to shut out the noises that set a good 
mood for the day. To make matters 
worse we have a rat who likes to 
come eat on our food at 10:00 p.m. 
We have tried everything to get rid of 
the rat but now I can sleep through it 
all. Never mind that the rat has been 
eating less than two fe 
head. One thing being 
done for me is to give 

Bathing is an interesting experi- 
ence. Have any of you ever hadclass 
while you're taking a bath? I have, 
nearly everyday I have an audience 
as I try to explain the importance of 
personal cleanliness. Another im- 
portant point is that of the swimming 
suit. Here the swimming suit or 
bathing suit, as it is more properly 

defined, comes in pretty handy, oth- 
erwise it is impossible to clean with- 
out becoming severely discolored in 
the face in shades of red. Even though 
you have a bathing suit on it still is 
not the same as standing under a hot 
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Even though there are hot springs Darron Boyd 
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15 December 1992 

Santa Revisited 

15 years after their last visit, Andy Nash and Jeff Emde 
reclaim their perch on Santa's knee 

By Andy Nash ■ 

do this story. "Santa 
Revisited, J.D.? You have to be joking." 
struck: if Jeff Emde 
and I would stand in the Santa line with 
bunch of toddlers and their mothers 
and sit on Santa's tap for a deluxe color 
Santa picture, which we could send, in 
lieu of Christmas cards, to our English 
school in Thailand, where our students 
would see us on the bulletin board and 
happy that we remembered them for 

So there we were. Two college stu- 
dents standing in the Santa line, doing 
look like escorts and not 
participants: "Hey, Kid, stand here by 
kidding anyong, 
namely the SC students who walked by, 
; it was obvious we had come alone. 
Before I could stop him, Jeff began to 
minisce. "The last time I visited Santa, 
ndy, was when I was about three or 

!'When did you stop believing in 
>anta?" I asked. 

"At about that same time," he said. 
My parents told me right away." 
I felt sorry for Jeff. 
"I learned in first grade," I said. "But 
I had a friend, Bryce, who still believed 
Santa all the way up to fourth grade. 
And I would go over to his house, and he 
would say, 'What did Santa get you for 
Christmas?' and I would laugh my head 

Jeffhadanevil thought. 
"I have a feeling Tm going to run up 
tore and start screaming, 'Santa Claus 
Bah «w! Santa Clausisahoax!*Ihave 
Implanon to do that and just shatter 

But an equally evil glance from the 

SJ* m from of us said, "You had 

Eh* N ° T! '' ^d Jeff subdued 

Instead, w e chatted with her kids, 

Sishe ae : 7 ' andKa,ie '^ 4 - E ^ 

GaJT g ° mg l0 ask Santa for 

^ games. Katie did no. know 
nal she wanted 

;-'jahead,we met Uur en .age6. 

^t e m n ',i wantakitten '' shesaid - 

p ^- d rtwrr anodofap - 

c ^i, nfiUDr ;r Uurenwouldbe 

*« ° herve ^ own bitten later 
^ ° month, trying to think of a name for 

Lauren wanted a cat, but her 2 1/2- 
year-old sister, Monica, wanted a 
mouse — Minnie Mouse. I remembered 
asking Santa for Mickey Mouse. 

Our little friends did not ask Jeff and 
I what we wanted forChristmas. Maybe 
they did not care. 

We spoke with one of Santa's elves. 
Shane Bradley of Chattanooga State, 
who said that 95% of the kids in line 
believe wholeheartedly in Santa Claus. 
We began to ask Shane about why he 
enjoyed being one of Santa's helpers — 
"Next." someone said. 
Our moment had come. 
I felt a feeling r had not felt since 
December, 1977. The feeling is called 
"Santa Fright." As we eased uneasily 
around the white fence thing, I saw that 
unmistakable red figure. It moved. I 
looked at Jeff. He looked at me. Were 
we really about to sit on the lapof Santa? 
Or, rather, were we really about to sit on 
the lap of some Chattanooga man? 
"You go first," I said to Jeff. 
Thecutefemaleelfspokeup. "Santa, 
these two boys would like to see you. 
This is Jeff, and this is Andy." 

Instantly we were five years old again. 
Jeff resting against Santa's left knee and 
I against his right one, the cute female 
elf snapped our picture. 

"Say 'Moneeey,'" said Santa. 
"Moneeey," we said. 
"What would you boys like forChrist- 
mas?" asked Santa. 

Jeffjusthadtobefirst. "Well, Santa 
Claus," he said, "I would like you to 
bring me a V-6 for my car, 'cause it only 
has a four-cylinder." 

"Ford or Chevrolet?" said Santa. 
"It's a Pontiac," Jeff said. 
"Oh, I should have known that," 
chuckled Santa. 

It was my turn. "We spent last year 
in Thailand," I said, " and we would like 

"Thailand . . ." said Santa. 
"Does your sleigh go that direction?" 
I asked. 

"Oh, yeah, I go all over the world." 
And, as we sat there on Santa's lap. 
nothing else mattered. Not the people 
pointing at us, not the shopping to be 
done, not the term paper due on Monday 
morning. No, all that mattered that 
moment was the magic of Santa, and we 

Happy Holidays 
Nosoca '92 

"Oh, time for me to go feed the 
reindeer," Santa said as his shift ended. 
We did not stay long enough to watch 
him fly away. 

Jason Blanchard 

Doug Schmidt 

Curtis Forrester 

Brian Schwab 

Gary Blanchard 

Marca Age 

Libby Riano 

Carla Root 

Renee Taylor 

Deanna Moore 

Aimee Wright 

Becky Schwab 

Jenny Schmidt 

Kristen Bergstrom 

Wendy Campbell 

Shelly Campbell 

Jennifer Speicher 

Tanya Cochran 

Dawn Fancher 

Sam Leonor 

See you in '93 

Phil Rosburg, Dave Speicher 

People to see 

15 December 1992 

ge 11 || 

Doug Martin waves goodbye 

r^^ I understand lhai one carries a spot for 

I I ^ By Sabine Vatel ■ the country one has served." 

^-^ J^m^^^^^^^KK^M Dr. Wohlers, vice-president forSiu- 

** dent Service, echoed the president's 

"Southern is a part of me." Doug thought: "He's represented the college 

Martin quietly '-ays. He pauses hd'nrc in ;\ very positive way. I wish him 

adding. "If they ask me where I'm from, continuedsuccessasheservcsthechurch 

I'll tell them Tennessee." in another capacity. 

The admission adviser was bom in Eighteen years ago. Wohlers met 

Soulh Dakota and grew up in Ohio. He Martin, his pupil at the time.andconsid- 

spent five years in Indonesia. He is crshimoneofihemosigificdsiorytcll- 

going back. ers and speakers that he's known. 

He'll most likely spend four years Martin made it a point to emphasize 

in Bandung, on the island of Java, work- that he was a student of Wohlers's: "Oh, 

ing with his wife for the Advcntist Vol- Dr. Wohlers is (much) older than me," 

unteer Service Corps, which functions he insisted. 

under Ihe General Conference. "AJIthestorieshe'stold,he'sleamed 

Martin's four children, ages eight to them from my class," Wohlers quipped, 

fifteen, arcexcitedaboutthemove. Then "except for the ones he made up." students who are attending SC are here onstrate any of his proverbial outgoing! 

theyremcmbcrhowmuchtheywillmiss Ofcourse. directly because of Martin's influence: nerdiness. He speaks pensively of! 

their friends. Their father feels that ihe "I'm going to miss . . . just miss "Elder Martin has a unique way with "things-that-need-to-be-taken-care-of'l 

trip will expand their horizons, making knowing he's right here," said Campus young people. And this ability is going before he is able to leave-namely hii| 

them aware of the world they partake of. Chaplain, Ken Rogers. "God is going to 

Still, he understands their mixed use Doug in a mighty way. No matter 

emotions. "Il \ gi ungiobt* hard u< quit," where he goes." 

he says. Martin reflects on what he'll miss 

But that is something he feels im- themostaboutSC. Heleansbackagainst 

pellcdlodo. "God has given us specific his chair. He looks away. "The stu- 

answers about us going." dents," hesayssimplyasheslowlynods 

Martin's colleagues .nkiiuv. ledge his head. 

their reluctance to see him go while Luc Sabot, a senior, senses this too: 
accepting i 


n chats with students in (he cafeteria. 

> be greatly missed." visa. He mentions that he h 

Mrs. Bietz, one of the receptionists weeks of prayer this past se 

in Wright Hall, said she would miss he has recently returned from Africa. | 

Martin's homemade desserts: "Sticky Pcrhapsallthisexplainsthetiredlooktn 

buns," He has baked them early in the his eyes. 

morning and brought them tolhe admin- He taps his fingers on his knees and I 

istration building. With Martin gone, thinks of what he'd like to tell tl 

Rogers slated that his cholesterol level dents before leaving for Indonesia. He I 

would finally decrease: "He won't be might come back t< 

it he has to for- "And every time I see him or the way he around forcing me to consume his baked his mouth barely lifts up but hiseyesdo I 

eign missions. walks, it always brings a smile to my goods." He said rather regretfully. seem i<> shine, and u is almost difficulty I 

"I'm so happy." Dr. Sahly. SC face. I'll miss that." Despite his unusual interest in tell whetherhe'steasingornot whenhel 

president, said. "We would like him to Dr. Barrow, vice president for ad- "Sticky huns" or humorous anecdotes, says: "As soon as everyone graduatSI 

slay. Bui having been overseas myself, missions, pointed out that a number of as he sits in his office, he doesn't dem- they should c 

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Merry Christmas 
Alamisco Staff'92 

Judy Griffin 

John Nolfe 

Melinda Cross 

Elizabeth Smith 

Christy Futcher 

Jennifer Brown 

Brenden Roddy 

James Dittes 

Steve Laubach 

Christian Lighthall 

Chris Stokes 

Beth Harding 

Charlie Hansen 

Jonathan Mahorney 

Brian Lovvman 

Tamara Lovvman 

Doug Hillard 
Brandy Goldman 

Eddie Hallock 
Burney Culpepper 

Emily Harding 
Erica Howdeshell 

Looking forward to a 
great Summer of '93 

Bill Wood 
See you Jan 10-13 

Comics etc. 

15 December 1992 

Along the promenade 

|with E.O. Grundset 

There's a lot of Christmas going 
Ion! In the last week and, by the time 
u read this, most of you will have 
| been subjected to, participated in, 
land possibly enjoyed: the campus 
Itree lighting, a open houses, a SCSA 
■ Christmas party (where the faculty's 
|scholastic rendition of "The Twelve 

ys of Christmas" was quite a hit), 

) elementary school Christmas 
■church services, the Die 
|Meistersinger's assistance with the 
| living Christmas tree, two renditions 
I of "The Messiah," numerous club 
■parties and other festivities. But that's 
Ithereal world in December, the sea- 

1 of unbounded joy! I have a 
I feeling that by the time we get through 
ith finals, we'll all be ready for 

One positive aspect is that the 
I malls have switched over to seasonal 
I background music (I didn't know 
1 there were so many versions of "Santa 
| Oaus Is Coming to Town") for about 
a month replacing the inane, nause- 
lating, non-melodic New Age tripe 
1 that is piped into most of the stores 
land malls the rest of the year. But 
I what can you expect from such "win- 
as "Water Gurgling Over 
I Rocks" and "The Sunset Contem- 
plates the Bay." 

Well, on this cold raw day (the 

Calvin and Hobbes 

wind from the north brings the per- 
ceived temperatures down to the low 
30's), I'm wearing my leather driv- 
ing gloves — the kind that has oval 
cut-outs where your knuckles are 
supposed tocome through (don't ask 
me why). Only they don't match 
up — the holes are too far up on my 
hand-maybe my metacarpals are too 
long. Anyway the gloves look pretty 
snazzy and "with it." 

Let's wander around and see what 
thesepeople in parkas and puffy jack- 
ets are planning to do for Christmas. 
In Hackman Hall everyone is franti- 
cally studying biological models and 
slides in preparations for lab tests 
and aren't in much of aholiday flush. 
So, let's check in at the student cen- 
ter. First, we're bombarded with a 
huge "Feliz Navidad" sign in flam- 
ing red and aCARE poster proclaim- 
ingROILDay! (Beats me). Agroup 
of students are watching the activi- 
ties of the Clinton transition team on 
TV and the departure of Marines for 
Somalia. Cerise Woodard (in or- 
ange-red jacket) is going to Mary- 
land to work; Jerry Bradford (in a 
red and blue parka) and Valorie Leedy 
(in a green jump suit) are both going 
to North Carolina to work; Eric 
Indermuehle (resplendent in purple 
and red) is going to relax in Georgia; 

while Lynae Patterson (red roses on 
toon, Saskatachewan. 

Steve Hesler is planning to make 
as much holiday spirit as possible in 
Collegedale (lots of luck!); Amy 
Beckworth (SCSA Social VP in a 
bright red outfit) is travelling to Ken- 
tucky, California, and Florida, as well 
as Tennessee — but mostly she'll be 
on the beach planning the January 
SCSA party, Mayberry Mayhem; 
Krisi Clark (SCSA Pres. in a white 
SCSA shirt-natch) is attending Rob 
Fulbright's wedding to Yvonne 
Gibson in Louisville and then it's on 
toCharleston.SC, forGranny's cook- 
ing; David Beckworth is going to 
Washington, DC to see his brother 
take part in a basketball tournament; 
and John Boskind (in blue plaid 
sweater) willbe in Nashville with his 

I ran across Arlette Collins who 
is visiting in Richmond, VA and 
Denver where she'll "Eat her heart 
out" and meet "her man!" Saw 
Jonathan Malloch walking around in 
Herin Hall in his overcoat (Can't 
miss that red hair!) He was calling 
friends after playing the piano for a 
McKeeBakingCo. Luncheon — he's 
still looking for parts for his '69 red 
Galaxay convertible. 

The two nicest Christmas trees 
inside building are the one in Herin 
Hall decorated with mauve and deep 
redomamentsandsilverstrands; the 
other one is in the front comer of the 
Campus Shop— filled with ornate 
purple balls, plus a few silver and 
gold ones and topped with a terrific 
puff of purple bows complete with 
gold ribbons... raking the last of this 
year's crop of leaves near the top of 
"Jacob's Ladder" were JimMcCurdy 
from Washington state and Yonas 
Temesgen from Ethiopia (this cold 
blast was a new experience for him). 

Downon the SCSA bulletin board 
someone has placed the letters, 
LAG I NAPPE above some shiny pat- 
terned wrapping paper and at the 
bottom a little note. Something Spe- 
cial. On the other side a big red 
announcement of last night's "triple 
threat" SCSA Christmas Extrava- 
ganza." While on the glass someone 
has scotch-taped: Help, I'm off to 

Well, these bulletin boards, bub- 
bling fountains. Campus Christmas 
tree, Candles in every window of 
Wright Hall, and the neatly trimmed 
light pules all around the mall and all 
of us wish you a very Merry Christ- 
masandaHappy 1993. That'sabout 
the extent of our "joy" along the 
promenade this season— CHEERS! 

by Bill Watterson 

Ghandl on parenting. 


If you could give anyone anything for 
Christmas, what would it be? 

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'Happiness to everyone." 

"I'd get a new alarm system 

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IVolume 48, Issue 9 — 7r — ] 

1 ^_^_ 14 January 1993 M 

_'s Admission Office- has not 

•l released ihe final headcountf 
jj ihe Winter 93. It is slil 

;s the status of student ] 
Irollment at Southern. The ler 
■jve figures show a definite re 
Jetton in admissions for93. How 
, last year was unusual 
..e it saw a large return of \~-^ 
le-graduating student, thus ^-\ 

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fcy. When present numbers 
there is Q 

liJenco o( a steady increase £J 

1 enrollment. Te final report 

likely be available ^ 

exI Monday. -^. 


Darlene Hallock, Ryan ,... U v 

a CnlluKCflalf pnlki- (iliku unhide I hatcher Hall. Darr 
" $1500 

Bludent Missionaries & Soda 
fop: Lori Peltibone on the is- 
iwdof Majuro. pg. 8 

ie Tennessee Aquarium - 

Mil begin docent training pro- 

n Ihe week of January 25 

hleam about the Aquarium. 

mpleting the course. 

Indents are able to volunteer 

s a guide. Call 266- 

P53 for info. 

IVerry Mayhem - Sat. 
p. January 16. Come vi 

(Thatcher one-hour 
claims first victim 

By Emily Harding 


U was a place wailing Cor an accident 
to happen. 

ing arrangement claimed us firsl vic- 
tims January 8, when a Nissan Pulsar 
owned by David Curtis, a sopho- 
more Public Relations major, plowed 
into Ryan Anderson's Chevrolet 

|Ec c „«e";r ,uc " J "'" es 

I**""* are available- for 
fK'ive SCSA candidates 

« * e s,„ dem Cenler from 

l«.a? K F r dL,:Fri<iay22 ' 

fclv more info ca " 

Y ln Simmons or Rick 

parly can pri'vcneehgenceol at Icasl 
II) pcicenl in Tennessee, the negli- 
iienl parly can he held liable. 

Dale Tyrrell, director of Campus 
Safely, does not agree. "Ifapers 
is normally ulerl and the other 
dnvingul the righl speed Ihcic should 
be no problem." he said. With two 
lanes in the road, congestion should 
not be bad. 

The congested one-hour parking 

leaving the parking lot has frustrated drivers since half of 

lot. it was blocked off at the end of No 

Anderson claims bushes around vember to provide permanent park- 

theentrancehamperedtheviewashe ing spaces for Thatcher residenls. If 

pulled oul into Taylor Circle. Nei- the former exit weren't blocked off, 

therdriversaweachothcruntilitwas said Anderson and his girlfriend 

toolate. Curtis, in an effort to avoid DarleneHallock.whowasalsointhe 

Anderson'scar.swervedtomisshim, car, it would be safer and easier to 

but still hit the Berrelta before plow- driveout. "People park in the blocked 

ing into another parked car belong- area anyway if Ihcy are only running 

ing to Luesa Peters, who works in in for a minute,' said Curtis. 

Wright Hall. No changes are planned for the 

Damagedwaseslimaledat$1500 parkingarea. "Just because an acci- 

i Anderson's car, and $1200 on dent takes place in an area doesn't 

[Omis's. mean you change everything 

very frustrating," said around," said Tyrrell. "If people 

I Curtis who plans to take his case to drive more carefully and follow Ihe 

I the SCSA Senate. rules it should be all right. 

Andcrsonismorethanfruslrated. The SCSA Senate meelm, 

"The school is negligent in blocking Wednesday ni 
:-hour parking," he said. If a issue. 

address Ihe 



By Brcnda Keller | 

New students who saw Dr. Lynn 
Sauls hug Dr. Jack McClarly at reg- 
istration last Monday may have 
walked away with a lew unanswered 

Not to worry. Sauls, who is Jour- 
nalism and Communication Dept. 
Chairman, had reason to celebralc. 
McClarty, vice-president for Devel- 
opment, had just told Sauls that an 
anonymously-made donation of 
$5000 had been added 10 the Cecil 
Coffey Scholarship Fund. 

This fund was set up in memory 
of Cecil Coffey, a major benefactor 
of ihe Journalism department, who 
died last April. The new donation, 
along with other gifts and pledges 
totaling $4360. brings ihe fund bal- 
ance to$9360. Sauls hopes the inter- 
est will accumulate sufficiently so 
ihe department can begin awarding 
scholarships next spring. 

The Cecil Coffey scholarships 
will be awarded to freshman or 
sophomore students. Sauls explained 
that other criteria will be based on 
need, a minimum of 3.0, and poten- 
tial success in communication fields. 

Page Two 

14 January 1993 


i dci Chi 

The Morality of Re§pect 

James Dittes, Accent Editor 

gether like Southern winters and comical? The same soldiers/fliers/ against gays may be misdirected. All 

sunny days. The military was al- sailors who would fear sharing a leasthomosexualsknowhowtomirhj| 

ready the most immoral organiza- foxhole with a homosexual are often their own business, 

tion ever imagined long before ho- the ones pushing themselves on To defeat sexual harassment, a 

mosexuals set their sights on joining women without any thought to their effort needs to be made by both genj 

llhave it. This is an entity that teaches own reproachful actions. ders. Wheremenmustabandone* 

some big issues facing him when he killing. Every military base— espe- Don't think that drunken avia- loose talk that demeans women ti 

lakes office next Wednesday. The cially overseas— is surrounded by tors, supreme court justices (Tho- the point of objects and sexual play! 

federaldeficitloomsatthcmillstonc busy whorehousesandbordellos. It's mas) or United Slates senators (Bob things, women must also help b| 

around the neck of America's future, hard to get much more immoral than Packwood of Oregon) are the only guarding their sexuality ii 

Speaking of millstones, the cost of that. lowlife who harass women. Many of they dress and the suggestivenesso] 

health care is about to crush federal Then again, maybe it is. those lowlife attend Southern too. I their actions. 

and private insurance companies. But Two years ago, before Clarence was shocked at some of the stories I It's going to take action c 

evcryoneknowstherealfightClinton Thomas and Anita Hill made their heard from Southern women about sides to break down the b 

willhaveonhishandswillhavetodo appearances on CNN, the U.S. Navy guys who just couldn't hug them sexual harassment has thrown in thl 

with gays in themilitary — itwasone put sexual harassment on the map at enough, or who couldn't keep their way of women. Pretending it doesnl 

of his strongest campaign promises, theirinfamousTailhook convention, eyesoff the girls' chests, or told them exist is not an option. Christian mai 

and one he cannot back down from. Navy fliers lined a hallway on the what they would love to do with and women must find a way today to] 

The actions of Clinton's oppo- third floor of the Las Vegas Hilton, them, 

nents has been nothing less than comi- forcing women to walk through a Sexual harassment is greatest 

cal. General Colin Powell envisions gauntletofgropinghandsandsexual barrierbetweenwomenandequality 

alossofmoraleassoldiersfearbeing innuendoes. Overthirty women later in the workplace or classroom. If 

trapped in a foxhole with a gay man. filed claims of sexual harassment, anyAmericanisreadytotakeamoral 

The far right sees such an action as a leading to the dismissal or early re- stand it should be against the men 

breech of morality in the military, tirement of several top officers and who continue to degrade women in 

Now that's a lark. Morality? admirals. this way with their own degenrate 

Military? Those two words fit to- Now do you see what I mean by behavior. The present moral outrage 

CORRECTION: Due to priming ei 
in Accent's last issue, front page wr 
failed to get credit. Eric Johnson wroi 
Gym-Masters, Melissa Bayley: Educa-I 
tion Department and Richard Arroyo BKT I 
toy drive. 

About Accent 

Every red-blooded American 
111,1k knows that no newspaper is 
really a newspaper without aSports 
page. Accent is proud to have an 
American of the reddest blood as 
spurls editor: Pulnda-lovin'.golf- 
swingin', chop-choppin', wind- 
breakin' Eric Johnson. 

Eric, a sophomore Wellness 
major from Vancouver. Washing- 
ton, has brought a refreshing style 
to Accent's sports page. He's in- 
irmluicLl game summaries, "Ath- 
lete of the Week," and the notori- 
ous "Johnson's picks," as well as 
keeping up with all sports on cam- 
pus and making runs to 
the gymnasium for sports stand- 

Eric is more than just a sports 
writer; he's a true sportsman. "I 
like all sports," he says. But his 
one true love is golf, which he has 
played since his freshman year at 
Columbia Academy in Washing- 
tonState. "Golfisthehardestsport 
in the world to master," he says 
proudly. "You can never stop 
working on itat all." Ittakes hours 
of practice and devotion just to 

That Johnson got the job at all 

surprising. Not only do his 
tor, but he is a lifelong fan of the 
Atlanta Braves — the arch rivals of 
the ediim Mavonie team: Cincin- 
nati. Growing up in Atlanta may 
be one reason forthe delusion, Eric 
lived there until he was 14. "You 
can't even compare the Reds and 
the Braves," he says scoffing at 
Cincinnati's tepid second-place 
finish last year. "Since we signed 
[Greg) Maddux we have the best 
pitching staff in baseball." 

We'll see, Eric. This editor is 
pretty Red-blooded too. — Jd. 


James Dittes 
Assistant Editor 
Angie Coffey 

Ad Manager: Calvin Simmons Copy Editor: Acela Baglaj 

Sports Editor: Eric Johnson Typist: Jeannie Sanpakit 

Lifestyle Editor: Beth Mills Circulation: Greg Larson 

Photographer: Sean Pitman Cartoonist: Clifton Brooks 

Photo Editor 

Rick Mann 


Dr. Herbert Coolidge 

Staff Writers: Sabine Vatel, Brenda Keller, Michelle Lashier, 
and Andy Nash 

n Accent, the official newspaper of the Southern College Stut 

Association, is published twice a month and is released every other Thursday w 

exception of vacation. Opinions expressed in Accent arc those of the author 

not necessarily reflect the views of the editor, The Southern College Student 

the Seventh-day Advcntist Church or the advertisers. 

\ccent welcomes your letters of opinion. Each entry must contain the wnti 

address and phone number. Letters will be edited for space and clarity ant 

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4 Janu ary 1993 

night of old-fashioned Mayhem 


ByBrendaPooley | ferin B free 

■^^^^■i^^^^^H shop may c 

and the Mall 
] have some of Aunt 
Bee's yummy goodies to sample. A 
stroll down Mayberry Avenue will 
lead you to the park and a block from 
there will be the fairground where 

,esswhat? Otis and Aunt B( 
,-ine a fair which only can 
: thing . . - Mayberry Mayhi 

Inside sources form Mayberry the carnival will be held. 

re ,ly told Accent that the event Ifihere seems to be an overabun- 

| take place at Mayberry's lies dance f Barneys walking around, 

. Center and each student and don't be alarmed because Amy 

illymemberisinvitedtothiscrazy Beckworth, social vice-president of 

Saturday, January 16 at Mayberry, told Accent that part of 
the evening's festivities will include 

ivill be rides, games, prizes a Barney look-a-like contest along 

food. Andy and Barney may with a whistle-the-Mayberry-tunes 

n hand in the court house if 
| g s get too out of control. So So grab your fishing rod and 

"Don't gel so discomhobulatod." Dr. Wohlers lAndv Griffith] calms down SCSA 
because you may spend whistlerandcometothebiggestevent TtascsA P"rt)'"f">«y««r».lll«Sat»rda,„l B hti f omMiioi : s8..n,. 

■ evening behind bars. ofthe year. You 

■ Floyd's Barber Shop will be of- of fun! 

Dim future for financial aid: 
Fewer grants, more loans available 


By James Dittes | bui,d on lhe expected family contri- 
■^bhv^hh^^^bJI button and previous financial aid. 

There's good and had fir 

They are shifting the burden to par- 
ents and students more than they did 

news for Southern students in 1993- before." said Norton. "If the deficit 

94. More financial aid will be avail- isn't brought further into line, stu- 

able, but more of it will have to be dentswillseeanevengrealerdecline 

paid back. in what the government is willing to 

During Iastyear's5-yearstudent pay." The biggest change in eligi- 

aid reauthorization. Congress made bility is in independent status. As of 

sweeping changes in federal finan- 1993-94, students must be 24 years 

cialaid — over 100pagesworth,says old, married, an orphan or ward of 

Ken Norton, Director of Student Fi- the court and/or in the military to 

nance. Less grant money will be qualify as an independent. "We are 

issued by the government, although going to have students that have been 

more loans will be available. receiving aid as an independent that 

For example, a Stafford Loan to will no longer be able to file as an 

juniors and seniors held a maximum independent," said Norton, 

lot Iimitof$4000in 1992-93. Underthe Southern students have an ad- 

easier. new rules next year, that limit will vantage in receiving aid because the 

This is just the first phase of increaseto$5500. More importantly, Financial Aid Office will be on-line 

obtaining the new computers. The the limit has been taken off the Par- with the federal government by the 

department received 1 3 Macintoshes, ent Plus Loan, which will allow par- time applications begin in early Feb- 

and a laser printer is coming soon, ents to borrow the entire cost of a ruary. This will provide a faster 

Financial aid return on aid processing. 

PageMaker software for and scholarships. "It'sgoingtoopen Norton emphasizes the impor- 

the door for a lot of students," said tanee <>t lunnnt: in linancial aid ap- 

the third phase will Norton, "Provided their parents are plications early. "If you get in your 

'ally Publications Design, will ° CCUr " Thede P artmentwillreceivea willing." application prior to May I "he said, 

the Macs instead colorlaser P r ' nter ' neededforla y out Added to the shift from grants to "youaregotngtogeteverythingyou 

toards and des '£ n - loans are changes in eligibility for are eligible to receive." Those who 

-niorPublicRel The Macs provide amuch-needed financial aid. Rather than focusing don't may be too late to receive funds 

major, publishes a newslette u PS rade m available equipment for on family need, loans and grants will they deserve. 

latin tosh computers re- 
[eive hearty welcome 

By James Dittes 


) with Macs my schedule i 


^Macintosh computers to replace 

"outdated Kaypros. 

I We've been wanting to replace 

Worycars,"saiddepartmentchair The second ph; 

"Sauls. The new computers ™'\ " cw F ° e '. 

* "=eds in both the Journalism desk lop P ub,,sl » n 8- In the 


epartments. Artclasses, 


Advent Home, a school for 
*d boys. "I use Macs a| , lhe 
g he said. "Now that there's a Slgn w '" 1 com P uters -" sald Sau l : 
"Now we're finally able to do that. 


age IVlarltet In tbc beginning there 
r College Store (1944), then there 

UJllegeMaAet (1936), and now it is known as the Village 
I 97.). Though all the name changes its purpose has remained 
! " '° provide lh e residents of Collegedale and the surrounding 
i lordable vegetarian health foods. Manager Charles Whidden 
^ creAv of 18 full time meployees and 40 student workers. 
i»l 'ape Sales wcre at M-M7 million, not bad for a 2 1 ,000 square 
I* BisF™' „ "' ThC beS ' SC " ing ve Selarian food product if Fri-Chic 

' IJ [' Ih... L 

Jiff^srunning a close second. 

Funds pour in: Science center 
may be underway by July 

f ^ ern raise another $600,000, leaving 

I J J^ By James Dittes I the development campaign well 
'hm' ^fa^^naa^^^^ above its $3.9 million goal. 
Fundraising for the Science Center "We hope we can start construe- 

has reached the final stages. lion by July." said Jack McClarty. 

A request for a matching grant Vice President for Development. The 
has been submitted to the Krege architectural plans ha.e been sub- 
Foundation, the philanthropic wing miltedtothesla.eforapproval.Con- 
of the K-mar, corporation, which struction would take 12.0 18 months 
allowing occupancy by the fall of 94 
at the earliest. 


14 January 1993 1 

College offers new long distance tele- 
phone service through Comtel 

rl ^ By Hank Krumhoiz~| 

The phone lines at South* 

be as busy after 1 1 :00 p.m., thanks to 

the ComTel Corporation. 

During the Christmas holidays, 
most Southern students received a 
letter from ComTel Corporation 
about a new long distance telephone 
service. Inside, students learned of 
an affordable alternative to their cur- 
rent long distance companies and a 
chance to give ComTel a free ten- 
minute trial. 

According to Chip Palmer, 
ComTel regional sales manager, the 


t the i 

quest of John Beckett, director of 
information services at Southern. 
Palmer said ComTet's long distance 
services were designed to replace 
Southern's previous end-of-the- 
month billing system, which did not 

ComTel's long distance services 
arc based on a debit system. Stu- 

dents enroll by depositing a mini- 
mum of $15.00 at the Student ID 
Center. Afterwards, telephone call 
charges are deducted from the 
individual's account upon comple- 
tion of a call. Students are informed 
of their current balance before and 
after each call. When the account 
reaches $0.00, service is disabled 
until another $15.00 is deposited. 

"The ComTel debit system is a 
great budgeting tool, since you can't 
spend more than is in your account," 
said Palmer. He added that the sys- 
tem was the best way to protect the 
students and the school from fraudu- 
lent calls and abuses. 

According to Palmer, ComTel 
provides a less expensive alternative 
to credit card calling. With ComTel, 
students can make long distance calls 
for a flat rate of $ .21 per minute, at 
any time, anywhere in the continen- 
tal United States, he said that with 
other long distance companies, stu- 
dents pay a high per minute charge 

plusacallingcard surcharge of about 
$.80 per call. 

Palmer said that because of high 
daytime longdistance charges, many 
students wait until late at night to call 
home. "ComTel wants to encourage 
students to change their dialing hab- 
its and make calls when they are 
most important," said Palmer. 

"Now Southern students can have 
a value-added long distance service 
that is convenient and affordable," 
said Palmer. "It's pizza money." 

Though the new ComTel ser- 
vices offer potential savings, many 
Southern students believe that it will 
take awhile to catch on. 

"I think it's a good idea, but a 
semester too late," said Avery 
McDougle, a freshman Public Rela- 
tions major. "Everyone is used to 
their current credit card and it's hard 
to break the habit." 

Sophomore Steve Constantine, a 
physical therapy major, agrees. "I 
like the concept, but it's more con ve- 

Comparing Costs 


X Cggts. 


$.80 credit 


charge and per- j 
minute rate. 


charge and per- 
minute rate. 


No surcharge and 
$.21 average flu 
per-minute rate, i 

Wickham rides in Rose Parade 

nient for me to stick with my pre 
company," he said. 

As an added incentive to try thj 

new service, ComTel is offering id 
minutes of free long disLn,.*. ...ii J 
to students. 

"They told you to wave your hand 
like this?" A last minute customer at 
the Quick Print where she works 

Sharon grins. She shakes her 
head and her brown hair bounces. 

"No." She tells him in a shaky 
voice. Her voice is always shaky as 
ifshe'lllaughaianymoment. "They 
never showed us any specific ways 

It now has been a week since 
Sharon Wickam has ridden in the 
Rose paradein Pasadena, California. 
Her whole face still lifts up with 
excitement when she's asked about 
her New Year's Day. Her and eight 

other union representatives of the 
Seventh-day Adventisl Church rode 
on the naturalistic float. 

"It was quite a large float." The 
twenty-year-oldSCstudentsays. She 
estimates that it measured about 55 
feet long and 44 feet wide. She 
stretches out her sweatshirt away 
from her body to expose the colorful 
nature scene on it: Enjoying and 
Caring for Nature 1993. 

"That was our theme." She says. 

However, "witnessing tool" is 
the recurrent them in her description 
ofherwholeexperience. Dressed in 

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Sexual Harassment: Looking into the gray 

By Mike i.orren 

I prank phonecall. An off-color joke. An inva- 
ifsomeoneelse'spersonalspace. Itmaynot 
like much to you. However, to them il is 
|exual harassment. 

Sexual harassment is not just confined to men 
men; yes it even happens between men. 
ling to law, sexual harassment covers feel- 
s well as physical actions. If you make 
ne feel uncomfortable with your 

tion or the situation you put them in, you are guilty 
of sexual harassment. 

According toSouthem'sDirectorofPersonel 
Elsworth Hetke, this area of the law is what is 
known as a "gray issue." There are no specific 
boundaries where someone must stop. "If it is 
unwanted, it is sexual harassment." 

Sexual harassment also varies form place to 
place.accordingtoHetke, "you must be careful lo 
know the climate of the place." A college like 
Southern is a much more conservative place than 
a state college or a secular private university." 

Southern College President,Dr.DonaldSahly, 
states that " I do not believe at this time there is a 
problem with sexual harassment on campus, to 
my knowledge." 

Sahly goes on to say that there have been some 
complaints in the past. However, "there were no 
allegations of sexual harassment, but rather a 
complaint of a teacher making a person feel un- 
comfortable." The situation was fully explained 
to the faculty member and that person was given 
written and verbal instructions from the adminis- 
tration on how to correct that behavior. 

A junioron campus feels differently. "I do not 
feel comfortable," she said, "when acasual (male) 
acquaintance cannot talk to me without giving me 
a hug or running his hand down my arm." 

Another Junior says that she feels that she was 
also harassed. "A male made extremely inappro- 
priate invasions of my personal space." 

College faculty have a handbook that covers 
their conduct as educators. This handbook con- 
tains a section on ethics which says that sexual 
harassment includes "comments or jokes that 
embarrass or degrade employees or students, 
whether ornot those comments aim at the employ- 
ees or students personally." 

The same section goes on to include "unwel- 
come touching: for example fondling, patting, 
pinching, hugging, repeatedly brushing against, 
or otherwise contacting another person physically 
without his or her consent." 

Surprisingly enough, the Student Hand- 
book contained in the yearly calender does not 
contain a statement on sexual harassment, How- 
ever, under the section of College Standards it 
does use the words "improper sexual behavior is 

Those hilarious phonecalls, those off-color 
jokes, and those seemingly innocent hugs may 
make you guilty of sexual harassment. The be- 
havior that fits your standards may not necessarily 
fit those of others. "A Seventh-day Adventist 
environment is more sensitive," state Hetke. The 
line is not easy to see. 

Fast Facts on Harassment 

Studies cited by a recent report said that sexual 
harassment caused 6 percent to 8 percent of working 
women lo change theirjobs and that 15 percent to 30 
percent have experienced serious problems such as 
;d touching, offensive sexual commentary 
and unwelcome requests for sexual intercourse. 
"Sexual harassment is one of the most offensive and 
[demeaning experiences an employee can suffer. For 

those who are ils viutirm. it olicn produces feelings 
of revulsion, violation, disgust, anger and power- 

- The term "sexual harrasment" originated in the US 
and the federal courts were the first to recognize it, 
in 1975, as a prohibited form of sexual discrimina- 

- In general. American women are fairly intolerant 
and perhaps more strenuous in their perse rverance in 
pursuing harassment charges. 

WSMC Director to 
play at 

loat. . . continued from page 4 

|tr full class A Master Guide uniform - she had 
one breath - she saluted billions of 
■wiators. Billions now since the Rose Parade 
" aired in China for the first time. Sharon is 
* wilh the wider broadcast of the SDA 
They'll see and remember 'Adventist'. 
'° Russians got baptized this past year. They 
9 to an evangelistic meeting. They had seen 
'< "oat last ycar and recogrlized Ihe name ,. 

■"Walton and contest as well as her eleven-year 
■Jmurnen, 10 the Pathfinder Club landed her in 
|cio VC w S n ° W£ry P rocessi ° n - Three years ago, 
Ite*.*,^"*™ 1 Who is Sharo "'s mother and the 
■at 1 ! V ° ll,meOT were " Kded '° create floats 
ICaf I"**" her fami| y- "K's Pretty much 
I sh T, y " adilion nos " Sha ™> says- 
ll^hlol .V' 8 ™"""" 1 " * he n *e was trusted 
llfliee'enT'" ylakepanin,hecrea,ive P rocess 
■"ateTbkd 16 SUpervisoreven lel h" design and 

l^fan" ^ h ° W he fe " abom worki "S * iIh 
f lrs b«nreall °" ^ """ Rwdy answered: 
l^ to Wat J yn,ce ' T^y work well together. I 
■V Inev. I my ,an e ua 8e and attitude around 

Sharon is sure that there group was a witness 
to the other volunteers, too. Especially when they 
helped decorate the two award-winning floats and 
refused to accept the money for themselves. The 
SDA float didn't receive any prize. 

The judging of the floats took place on De- 
cember 31st. Sharon remembers being tired then 
because she hadn't slept in the last twenty-four 

Yet the next morning at 5, she was at the 
paradesite in the40degree weather. She had hand 
warmers on and even some in her shoes: "The 
others were real cold. I felt sorry for them. So I 
gave them my extra hand -warmers." 

Soon she was smilingand waving at thecrowd. 
Her arms would grow tired but when she'd think 
of putting them down anotherbunch of Adventists 
would cheer her on. "They really, really encour- 
aged us and that kept us going." 

The last customer at the Quick Print leaves 
and Sharon sits down once more. She's already 
thinking about 1994. She might go back just to 
help out. She'll definitely miss her new-found 
friends in California. She's hoping that her past 
week will result in bringing someone closer to 
God. She won't participate in the Rose Parade 
next year. It's scheduled on a Saturday. Maybe 
Ihe next year after that ? 

"I'm glad Tipper likes the Hammer Dul- 
cimer." says Dan Landrum, program di- 
to play for several events during the Presi- 
dential Inaguration in Washington, D.C. 
Among them is a private reception for 
approximately 35 guests that will include 
President-elect Bill Clinton and Vice- 
Presidentelect Al Gore, Jr. Landrum says 
he was picked because Tipper has specifi- 
cally asked for a hammer dulcimer player 
and he isn't your typical barefoot artsy 
-Rick Mann 


Listen to the "AIDS talk' 

Guest editorial by Sonya Nyrop 


Sex is the unpardonable sin. We're 
less likely to speak about it, and 
we're less likely lo forgive it. 

A person dying from lung cancer 
receives our sympathy, despite the 
fact that he or she has smoked two 
packs a day for the past thirty years. 
Where does that compassion go when 
it comes to AidS victims? "We have 
to continue to love people who are 
dying from this disease," said Cindy 
Borgess of Chattanooga CARES, an 
AIDS prevention organization. 

Adventists tend to be impractical 
on the issue of AIDS. We avoid the 
issue, thinking it won'l happen to us. 
Our illusory safely comes from the 
verbal order given to our children — 
and thinking that this will be enough. 

This approach is unrealistic; sin is 
very real, immensely fun, and readily 
available. People are going to have 
sex and"Don't"issimply not enough. 

However, the issue is not about 
premarital sex but about AIDS and 
its prevention. With all the publicity 
that AIDShasgotten. many are weary 
of "AIDS talk." but there are 1.5 
million people in the United Slates 
with AIDS, and 2,500 of them live in 
Tennessee. The alarming fact is that 
30% of the 2,500 were infected as 
teenagers. CARES states that Ten- 
nessee has had 815 new cases of 
AIDS since January of this year. 
Obviously not everyone has listened 
to the "AIDS talk." 

HIV, which is the virus that re- 
sults in AIDS, is solely transferred 

by blood. This means s there are 
three methods of spreading AIDS: 
(1) blood to blood contact; (2) un- 
protected sex — whether heterosexual 
or homosexual; and (3) from the 
mother to her fetus. Blood to blood 
contact largely concerns intravenous 
drug users. If this category fits you, 
get help for your drug problem. If 
you absolutely must use drugs, never 
share your needles with anyone. 

The second category concerns 
all of us. Vaginal secretions and 
semen are blood products and there- 

fore ( 

: HIV- 

sex is not safe. Protect yourself. If 
you're going to have a sexual rela- 
tionship, be monogamous. And — 
we've heard this enough times — use 
a condom. A condom alone is 80% 
effective. If used correctly, how- 
ever, it is 98% effective. To use a 
condom correctly means knowing 
how and when to put one on, com- 
bining it with spermicide, and pref- 

14 January 199| 

erably using one that has a reserve 
tip and is made of latex. 

"AIDS is not a casual disease" 
said Borgess. This means you c ^\ 
not get it form handshakes, hugg^ 
sneezing, coughing, kissing, or toilet I 
seats. HIV, once it comes in co 
with the air, weakens; the vin 
fact, can be killed with Lysol. 

The total deaths from AIDS in I 
Tennessee is 1,5000. "NoonehaJ 
ever survived AIDS," said E 
Unfortunately, the number o 
from AIDS is rising. Ourma 
should be to educate everyone u 
AIDS prevention, and to give treatl 
ment and care to AIDS victims, nJ 
one asks for AIDS and ni 
serves AIDS — not a homosexual, | 
drug user, or a promiscuous r 
woman. "We are going to see 
when AIDS is going to turn 
chronic disease" says Borgess 
ciety is going to have to learn to livel 

An Open Letter to Capitalists 

Guest Editorial by Greg Camp 

I recently saw a report on CNN 
that struck me with an extreme sense 
of irony. A postal employee found a 
letter in the mail addressed to Santa. 
When it was opened, a heartbreaking 
cry came out. The letter was from a 
boy named Tiiad. It asked Santa to 
bring a job for Thud's father and 
food for his family. But more than 
that, it said that perhaps it would be 
belter for Triad lo go to heaven so 
there would be one less mouth to 
feed in his family. 

1 used to think that little boys 
were supposed to ask for bicycles 
and M.ik hlio\ L ;irs and toy trains for 
Christmas. Thad didn't ask for a 
bicycle— Thad asked Santa to bring 
food for his family and death for 
himself. What has gone wrong with 
this country? 

The constitution of our nation 
says that government is to promote 
the general welfare. Can we hon- 
estly say that we arc doing that when 
there is a sea of possibly millions of 
starving people out there with a little 
boy named Thad caught in the 

Somehow it seems unlikely that 
Adam Smith has the answer. He 
would tell you that you cut taxes on 
the rich so that the rich can buy 
yachts so the yacht companies can 

hire skilled technicians so the techni- 
cians can buy caviar so the caviar 
harvesters can collect more fish eggs 

so Where does Thad fit into this 

equation? If he fits in at all, it will 
takeyearstogetaroundhim. He may 
be dead by the time the unfeeling 
hand of Smith is moved to act. 

You Smithians worry about Ross 
Perot— I worry about Thad. That's 
the difference. Ross Perot will be 
secure no matter whether Rush 
Limbaugh or Paul Simon rules the 
country. Perot has food, shelter, 
bodyguards, three billion dollars, and 
nineteen percent of Americans as his 
assets. Thad has a letter to Santa — a 
letter that may never arrive. 

1 wish this did not have to be an 
issue of liberal vs. conservative. I 
wish it would simply be an issue of 
what do we do to respond in a mean- 
ingful way, i.e. a way that saves 
Triad's life and the lives of the many 
other people who arc starving in this 
country. But if I must get labeled a 
liberal for wanting a solution, then 
giveme the label. I'llwearitproudly. 
Please don't talk to me about capital 
gains tax cuts and the Dow Jones 
index unless your formula includes 
Editor's note: ISih-cenlurv 

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I W Chuck Shepherd 

|the litigious society 

—James "Scott" Hooper, a stu- 
Ident at Oklahoma State University, 
|had his lawsuit against Pizza Shuttle 
it by a Stillwater, Okla., 
M urt in October. He had sued for $7 
because his pizza contained the 
; toppings, which he mistak- 
L]y ate part of. Hooper said he 
med down an out-of-court settle- 
ment of a $4-off coupon. 

-In 1989, a Union Bridge, Md., 

Ijgh school permitted a female stu- 

ni, Tawana Hammond, 17, to try 

[ for its football team under the 

assure of a federal statute that bars 

tchool discrimination on the basis of 

lender. On her first scrimmage, 

running back, was tackled 

\md suffered massive internal inju- 

In October 1992, she filed a 

il.5 million lawsuit against the 

tounty board fo education for its 

ilure to inform her of how 

angerous football is. 

-Escondido, Calif., attorney 

iBen Echeverria filed a $2 million 

■lawsuit in August against Texaco 

line, and a local gas station manager 

Ibecause station attendants were 

Ipumping gas for women at self-ser- 

ice prices, but not for men. The 

alion almost immediately stopped 

s practice and forced women to 

start pumping for themselves. 

—In October, the Illinois Su- 
preme Court reinstated a $1.5 mil- 
lion verdict against the Chicago Tran- 
sit Authority in a 1977 wrongful death 
lawsuit. The family of Korean im- 
migrant Sang Yeul Lee had sued 
CTA for inadequate warnings after 
Sang, who was drunk, was electro- 
cuted as he urinated on the electrified 
"third rail." 


— third-grade teacher Lynne 
Strumlok was forced to apologize to 
students and administrators at the 
Delaware Elementary Schoolin Syra- 
cuse, N.Y., in September for her dis- 
ciplinary warning of choice: She 
allegedly would pull out a large pair 
of scissors, begin menacingly open- 
ing and closing the, and warn stu- 
dents that "Mister Scissors" would 
cut out their tongues. A colleague, 
Joanne Herschokom, allegedly told 
her class Mister Scissors would take 
tongues first, then their livers. 

— AWestMilford,N.J„ 13-year- 
old boy was arrested at the Macopin 
School in September and charged 
with selling a classmate marijuana 
laced with poison ivy. Because it 
causes tissue to swell, the poison ivy 
could have been fatal to people with 

Top Ten reasons Don Knotts (Barney Fife ) 
wdl not appear at Mayberry Mayhem. 
(From the home office at Southern Memo- 

10. The old man 

we've got Dobber? 

9. Still working up a proposal to Thelma Lou. 

8. Now, now. Don't get so discombobulated. Wohlers could 

make an encore performance as Andy. 

7. Mayberry what! 

6- Still in line for Bob Denver's autograph. 

5. Received a "Mayberry Mayhem '92" T-shir 

showed up last year. 

4. SCSA still paying off Bob Denver loan. 

3. Barney would overreact to traffic situation in front of 

Thatcher. Who wouldn't? 

2. Planning to star in NBC sequel to "Matlock." 

1. Campus Safety's squad car inferior to Mayberry's. 

r the dinosaur? Who needs Don Knotts when 


—Larry Ketchum, 23, and Mike 
Minnerath, 22, were slightly injured 
after being hit by a car in Billings, 
MonL.inSeptember. Minnerath was 
being pushed across the street in a 
wheelchair in heavy rain by Ketchum, 
who is blind. 

— Antonio Castro Jr., 45, and his 
wife pleaded guilty in November to 
defrauding the supermarket tabloids 
The Globe, The Star, and the Na- 
tional Enquirer by selling them 547 
phony tips on celebrity gossip over 
four-year period. 


Christopher A. Shutt, 17, was 

arrested for attempted robbery in 
Cortland, N. Y., in October after put- 
ting a gun to the head of a clerk in a 
meat market. The clerk told police 
that she then saw something "fly past 
my face." It was the barrel of Shutt's 
gun, which fell off. Another em- 
ployee noticed that the carrel had 
fallen off and approached Shutt, 
whereupon Shutt re-aimed what was 
left of the gun a t him and told him to 
get against the wall, until it dawned 
on him that his gun was broken. At 
that point, the employee disarmed 
Shutt and called the police. 


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Student Missionaries 
and Soda Pop 

Q ^ By Lori Pettibone ~| 



'Somewhere, lost among ihe restless waves of the Pacific Ocean lies a 
long, thin, coral rock known as Majuro. Here, on Ihiscapital island of asmall 
third world country, I made my home and began to teach. 

As I observed the small world around me, I immediately began to realize 
there were certain things the island was short on such as drinking water, 
doctors that knew what they were doing, and teachers. I also noticed the 
island seemed to be in surplus of other items such as trash, children, and soda 

Why so much Soda pop and so few teachers? This is an especially 
puzzling question since both soda pop and missionary teachers seem to 
mostly come from the same place - America. 

This was the question I found myself pondering after a long, hoi, extra 
dry day. My best friend, Becky, and I had decided to lake a break from 
grading papers and go to one of the island's restaurants for a sandwich and 

We were in the middle of a drought at the time, and my ice-cold root-beer 
seemed like a gift straight from heaven. As I savored its cool, refreshing 
taste, I studied the side of the can, noticing it had come from a city no more 
than 100 miles from my hometown. 

"Isn't it amazing," I asked Becky, "how this root-beer was bom soclose 
to where I live, yet it traveled all these thousands of miles just so I could drink 

"You had ahard day, didn't you?" Becky asked, not at all impressed with 
my discovery. 

Yet, I continued to think about my soda pop, and how it had traveled so 
far, just to satisfy my thirst. I imagined a giant soda pop warehouse lined 
with thousands of cans of root-beer all waiting for their fate to be decided. 
When told it was to go to Majuro, my can of root-beer didn't argue, it simply 
allowed itself to be carried to the boat. Anyone listening closely, could have 
heard it singing, "Clickily-clak swish-swung, clickily-clik swung pluk 
clickity clickity pluck pluck" which is root-beerese for "Guess I'm going to 

join in on the "clickity -clak" song. 

A man at the next table opened his soda pop, "spiiiish" the sound of I 
satisfaction. And why shouldn't that soda pop be satisfied? After all, it had 
done all it could to help quench that man's thirst. 1, too, had felt that same 
satisfaction earlier that day, as a child starving for attention had climbed on 
to my lap to give me a hug. 

"You know," I sighed, turning back to Becky, "this world would be a 
much better place, if more people could be like soda pop." 

Majuro. what I'll do there I done 
I'll go." It didn't argue, it just w 
My mind then shifted to my c 
"God, I had argued, "you can't w 
1 don't want to be behind, you c; 
you?" That wasn't my only e 

know, but I know there's 

>vn experience. 1 had not been so willing, 
int me to be a SM, I have to finish school, 
n't possibly expect ME to be an SM can 
se, I had a whole list of them, my dislike 
for cockroaches, wanting to be with my boyfriend, not wanting to be away 
from home on Christmas — yet the more I argued, the more God encourage 
me to go. Soon, I too, found myself singing, "Clickity-clak swish-swung. 

Yet, I was aware of the many potential SMs who had seemingly won 
their argument with God and had not one where they had been called. Every 
day, as I struggled to keep my 45 first-graders in control, I wondered what 
it would be like had the "other" first grade teacher been willing enough to 

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14 January 1993 


I A New Way to Lose 

n ^ ByAngieCoffc 

So you gained a few holiday 

ounds and the New Year's 

solution to exercise daily has 

lalready been put away with the 

piristmas tree. 

The recipe for an ideal weight 

level is Nutrition + Exercise = a 

Tlealthy Body. Without exercise the 

K>unds will stay on. However, anew 

iudy by the professor of medicine 

ind Exercise Science from the Center 

Ifor Exercise Science atthe University 

Tof Florida states "Exercise should 

t be forced but should be part of 

ur daily lifestyle. Everything you 

Ijo - gardening, strolling, taking the 

s rather than the elevator - 

i this study many people have 
ausly become discouraged by 
laerobics' high expectations. Less 
■than 10% of the adult population 
e strenuously enough to raise 
I their heart rate 60 to 90% and keep it 
elevated for twenty minutes. The 
(exciting news from the 1989 study 
it didn't take much exercise lo 
a big health difference." 
■Researchers estimate that just a half- 
Ihours walk everyday would cut the 

riskof death by half. Even thelnstitute 
for Aerobics Research has been 
studying the effects of scaled-down 
exercise. In a recent study, women 
who walked three miles a day at a 
comfortable speed fared as well as 
those who walked at anaerobic pace. 
"Compared with the aerobic 
exercisers, the strollers lost as much 
body fat and achieved the same level 
of protection against heart disease. 
Both groupsof women increased their 
LDL Cholesterol - the kind that 
protects arteries against fatty 

This study could leave you 
less than impressed if your main 
objective is a firm, trim body. While 
a casual walk will not give you the 
weight lifters body, it will give you 
firmer thighs, bettercalvcs. and shape 
to the arms. As far as losing weight, 
a mile of walking burns about as 
many calories as a mile of running - 
it just takes longer. At least half of 
your body's fuel comes from body 
fat when you're walking; during a 
run, less than a third of the calories 
come from fat. So, the moral here is: 
Keep the resolution. Just modify it 
enough to work in a practical, sensible 
exercise routine for your life and a 
healthy future. 

Rate your 

4. I do housework or yardwork for 


1 point for each hour. 

5. My job requires me to be on my 

feet and movina hours a day. 


a. 1 2 points 

b. 2 3 points 

d. 4 or more 6 points 

Give yourself the appropriate points 

tor each o! the following activities that 

6. My job requires that 1 stand for 

apply to you: 

hours a day. 

a. less than 4 points 

l . In an average day, 1 climb 

b. 4 1 point 

(lights of stairs 

c. 6 2 points 

a. 1 to 5 1 point 

d. 8 3 points 

b. 6 to 10 2 points 

c. more than 10 4 points 

7. 1 take several short walks or at 

least one long walk every week, for a 

2. 1 lift, carry or shovel for 

hours(s) a day. 

2 points for each mile. 

a. 1 3 points 

b. 2 5 points 

8. 1 am a parent ol a preschool child 

c. 3 7 points 

d. 4 9 points 

b. At home half the day.3 points. 

e. 5 or more 12 points 

c. At home at night 1 point 

d. No children points 

3. 1 have a desk job, but leave my desk 

9. 1 engage in light sports activates 

(doubles tennis. softbaN volleyball) 

or dancing hours a week. 

1 point for each hour. 

11 or more points: Chances are good 

5 to 10 points: You're in lair shape, 

that you're getting a sufficient amount 

but you can do much better. 

of physical activity each day, even if 

to 4 points: You're a couch potato. 

you are not engaged in a formal 

Try to build more activity into your life. 

exercise program. 

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Johnson's Picks 

3. Appel-Appel: This team hasexcellcnl all around talent and will play alot of close 

4. Hershberger-Moffit: With both Moffits on this learn, look for some mighty 

5. Baguidy-Perry: Donny will need to pull out some tricks to make (his team a 

. Jones-Ingersoil: Aaron and Carlyle are the best guard duo in A League. 

. Sution-Culpeppcr: Give Marty the ball inside and look out! 

. Gfttys-Schlisner: If Robby is on, this team will be powerful, look for Grant t> 

;ore down low. 

. Travis-Jaech: With gamers like Travis and Johnson, Larry Huse is sure to ge 

lot of rebounds. 

. Hudson-Eder: Jeff Eder will need to carry this team. 

, Arroyo-Hopkins: Hobbs had better put up a lot of 3's. 

, FotiR-Zabolotney: They can talk the game, but can they play it?! 

. Duff-Davis. Hopefully Andy is on. or these could become long games. 

, peierson-Kim: A Kim family reunion. 

ndcninifhk': Solid team Tor B League. 
tuiii-Wliiiiikcr Matt will need to lead ll 
\-Siiiitnnti\-: Keith .iiui .Mi in the b.ii.k <: 

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Accent Athlete of the Week 
Reggie Brown 

by James Dil 

just outside of Jackson, Mississippi, 
scored 35 points in a scrimage game 
against Atlanta Adventist Academy 
and added another 31 for Beckworth 
in a league game against Appel. 

"I've been playing basketball for 

along, long time," said Brown. His 

Rolling Fork. Mississippi, isn't experience includes twoyearsof jun- 

a large town, but it is on the map ior college varsity basketball. Al- 

now, thanks to Reggie Brown, though he was offered scholarships 

Accent's Athlete of the Week. by universities in Mississippi and 

Brown, a sophomore Religion Arkansas, Brown chose to come to 

major who hails from the tiny city Southern instead. "The Lord brought 

me here." he said. "I wanted to be 
what God would have me to be." 

Brown, a point guard, scores 
easily inside and from three-point 
range. At5'10"heistallforapoint 
guard. "That's what makes him a 
little special," said his 5'6" room- 
mate, Donny Baguidy. 

And after all, only a "special" 
kind of basketball player like 
Reggie can make it as Accent's 
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14 Jannaiy 1992 

Page 11 

Along the promenade . . . in January 

with E.O. Grundset 

Welcome to 1993 a year which 
ins and ends on a Friday. 
alentine's Day, the Fourth of July, 
id Halloween will all be on a Sun- 
There will be one Friday the 
3th— in August. Christmas is on 
day and, interestingly enough, 
hanksgiving is on Nov. 25 (remem- 
:r it's the fourth Thursday in No- 
:mber). As far as the seasons go: 
jring begins on March 20, summer 
June 2 1 , Autumn on Sept. 22, and 
nler begins on Dec. 21. Ah, so! 
tronomically speaking, August 
II be an interesting month because 
A-ill contain two full moons — on 
ie 2nd and the 31st. The last one 
eing called a "Blue Moon." Except 
Europe when the full moon on our 
lU g. 31 will be actually be a 2:50 
putting it on Sept. 1 making the 
noon Sept 30 their "Blue Moon." 
checked as many calendars as I 
Diild, including the endless displays 
long one side of Waldens. I didn't 
ally open up any plastic cover- 
vrappers; the ones wrapped up the 
ighlest probably didn 't contain much 
itronomical data anyway! Well, 
ibout a third of them have listed two 
nil moons in September (as per the 
iuropean scheme) the other two- 
lirds have the two full moons in 

August (the new world plan). When (theJokersaidFunkstown!)wearing 
the time comes around, it will be a light mauve parka staccato-ing 
interesting to see what the world's downthesidewalkloadeddownwith 
astronomers will do with this "Blue spritzers and a canyout (for lunch). 
Moon Syndrome!" If you're con- A white Buildings and Grounds pick- 
fused, consult our resident astrono- up roared up and its driver, Shiela 
mer. Dr. Henry Kuhlman, for infor- Conrad from Denver, CO, jumped 
mation. So much for the 1993 pre- outandsooncameoutofKR'sPlace 
view! loaded with candy bars — quick en- 
Well, let's forge out of Hackman ergy. Inside the the Student Center 
where General biology is consider- "TV Stadium" Mark Henry from 
ing the creation-evolution debate Jamica, Todd Rack from Sarasota, 
(their teacher was bit groggy having FL (proud of his new brilliant white 
just completed an all-night trip to Nike shoes), Paul Hopkins from "la- 
Nashvilleinhopesofsightingamis- la-land" otherwise known as 
placed Western Tanager— the group Calhoun, GA, and Sean Pitman from 
didn't see it!. Microbiology is Strug- BMA in Purvis, MS were all watch- 
gling to leam how to make "Gram" ing the Iraqi crisis, the Somalia res- 
and other stains of bacteria, and His- cue efforts, and the advance plans for 
tology is getting introduced to the the inauguration. At the last minute 
intricacies of tissues. Karen Austin GenaCowenfromThomaslown.GA 
(returning from obtaining her (resplendent in fuchsia sweater) 

Master's Degree at LLU and now 
fulfilling hereducation requirements) 
was cleaning off a table in the mu- 
seum room to make a place for our 
resident i 

rushed into buy a "Jacque's Spe- 

Well, I walked all the way down 
Brock Hall (the purple, while, and 
■body producing rabbit, pick winter cabbage plants are at 
"Bugs." their best beside and in the big tri- 

It's a dreary, slothful rainy day angle in front of Miller Hall). A 
so we're going to have to invade quartette of students were huddled 
some buildings to find anybody, by the steps; Danny Nyirady from 
Well, maybe not. Here comes Jen- Ooltewah (his father Dr. Steve bor- 
nifer Crouch from Hagerstown, MD 

Calvin and Hobbes 

rowed ;ill the Biology Department's 
binoculars so the group could inti- 
mately watch the Harlem 
Globetrotters in action the other 
night). Shelly Rauch from Orlando, 
FL (she'll be a student missionary in 
Trok, now re-named Chuuk, next 
year). Heather Brannan from 
Asheville, NC, replete with her Al- 
pine Christmas sweater — one of the 
figures hereon has a little purse that 
opens up and HL':ulKTiseiu.tmraiiiiiii 
contributions, Vivienne Chant, 
proudly from Zimbabwe, also with a 
new sweater that contains a strategi- 
cally placed passion flower directly 
over her heart. Anyway, this group 
was discussion the unfairness of re- 
ducing the one-hour parking zone in 
front of Thatcher (with subsequent 
barriers and limited entrances)asitu- 
ation which will force cars to back 
out of the lots. Many potential acci- 
dents in the making, me thinks. 
In spite of the foul weather and 

have a great sec- 
Watch the Inaugura- 

next Wednesday 
when William Jefferson BIythe 
Clinton III (Bill) will become the 
42nd President of the United States. 
Everyone along the Promenade and 
beyond wish him well. 

by Bill Wotterson 


Did you make any New Year's Resolutions? 

Julie Douville, FR 
Prc-Denlal Hygiene 

"To spend more time with 
the Lord this semester, and 

Laura Dukeshire. SO 


"I'm perfect the way I am-- 

thc rest of the world can 

Clary ViHeda, FR 


"To get closer to God and to 

be a better friend." 

Shari Wolcott, SO 
Music Education 

"I don't make New Year's 

David Wilson, SO 


"I had one, but 1 can' 

remember it!" 

to make better grades." 


David Varner, JR .tason Skiwski, SR 

Religion Pre-Med 

"To study and make good "Yes-- to make no more 

grades this semester." New Year's resolutions." 

Tom Duerksen, SR 

Kris Zmaj, JR Anna May Warner. FR 

Biology Religion/ History 

"To make it on time to my "I've made unofficial 

classes this semester." ones." 

Coming Events 

[CampUS | On January 19 at 8:00 p.m., 

^^^^™^^^^™ Capclla Cracoviensis En- 

AYSwillpresentaprogram semble, an internationally 

this Sabbath, January 16, at acclaimed musical ensemble 

4:00 p.m, in Lynn Wood from Krakow, Poland, will 

Hall. Watch for signs with perform at the Collcgedale 

more information. Church. 

BKT and CARE Ministries The SC Symphony Orches- 

wish to thank all of the tra presents a concert fcalur- 

Southcm students and staff ing the winners of the Con- 

who invested time and en- ceno Competition, on Jan 

ergy in the gift drive. Their 23 at 3:30 p.m. 
participation resulted in a 
happy Christmas for many 
children and their parents. 

Calvin and Hobbes 



The Alabama Shakespeare 
Festival in Montgomery pre- 
sents Thornton Wilder's Our 
Town through Feb. 7. For 
performance and ticket info, 
call 1 -800-84 1 -4ASF. 

"In Remembrance: A Birth- 
day Celebration" honoring Dr. 
Martin Luther King will be 
held at the Tivoli Theatre or 

by Bill Wattenon 

Monday, January 18 at 6:00 at the Tivoli Theal 

p.m. Call757-5042formore 17,p)easecall Manly Tayloi 

information. at ext. 2244 for a possibly 

group discount. 

Anyone interested in seeing The UTC Arena present! 

"The Meeting", a fictional RinglingBrolhersA Bamuml 

meeting between Malcom X & Bailey Circus Jan. 29-31 :j 

and Martin Luther King, Jr. Call 266-6627. 

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I Walker County Civic Center 
iFebruary 14 from 6 - 7p.m. 
;ception and photographs will 
e taken. Dinner will be served 
1 7 p.m. Tickets 
In the Testing and Counseling 
Tffice for $30.00 a couple. A 
pourtesy King and Qi 

1 16pf personality factor test 
■will be given on Sunday. 
|Febniary7at 10:00 a.m. in 
Isummerour Hall 106. If you 

Sabine Vatel, Arlette Collins, Lnrrie Boyie, Dr. Ruth Williams-Morris, Carrie 
Corrack, Monique Hawkins carry the Snuilurii ( nlk^t- Ikuhht during a march ti 
e Martin Luther Kinu's birthday, January ISIh. 

lot yet taken this 
■ mandatory test, you mus 
his time. No pre- 
alion or sign-up ne 

»asls their own version of the SI 
'■'■iiiimui edition by baring it all - 
"their pajamas! pgs. 7-10 


I Chris Stokes and Scott Ramsay 
| tell why their team will win. 
pgs. 12 

I IN - second semester (w93) head 
I want is 1355 (down 19 students 
horn a year ago) and the FTE of 
1 160 t down 30). However, we 
P 51 ahead in head count over 
W0. and 27 ahead of W9 1 . Last 
| year's record retention was a 
cl to follow. 

International club -is 


international students on 
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lm S gym. This year we have 
international students. 



^ Southerners March 

CD "■"tf^'fl* rnPkfiJtf*^ offer a course on African-American 

Q^ ■***■■- ""- ^*»*^^ history," she said. "Black students 

ftiQ . f^^t 1 wouldn't t»cihe only ones interested." 

Q \l ^^BySabineVate^i Middleton added that the "March 

^^■^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ for Peace" was still more that just 

1 Some students remembered Martin learning about the slain civil rights 

V t C Luther King Jr.'s birthday. January leader. "Since this school doesn't 

.. M 18, close to 30 students and four observethisday,"shesaid,"Iwanted 

L teachers joined hundred of people todosomcthingthatwouldcelebrate 

who marched along Martin Luther his birthday, his life." 
| King Boulevard through downtown Jim Ashbum said he was very 

J Chattanooga. The evening proces- reflective during the march. The 

sion started from the TVA Solar twenty-nine-year-old student was 

Energy Building and ended in front raised in a segregated and racially 

of the Tivoli Theater. tense area of Virginia. "As a white 

The 23rd annual presentation in- person, I have to rethink about my 

side the Tivoli included teachers, values and misconceptions. The 

elected officials and religious lead- march is in remembrance of how we 

of the community as well as a should all be treated as equals. We 

local gospel choir. The program cu!- are the same in the eyes of God." 
minated with Dr. Lenworth Gunther, Psychology professor Ruth Wil- 

fiery speakerand nationaJly known Hams-Morris wants SC to understand 

scholar, author and producer. that although sitting on a bus wher- 

ne students felt they hadn't ever one pleases isn't an issue in the 

understood who Dr. King was. and 90's, racism today is less tangible, 

for the majority of them, participat- more masked and no less deslruc- 

ing in the march was a new expert- tive. "We [blacks] are tolerated, 

Lorri Boyle was among the condescendedandpatronizedandour 

students holding a SC banner during black men are brutalized," she said. 
the march. "There are a lot of igno- Ashbum and some of his fellow 

people when it comes to race students feel that there is a bigger 

relations," she said. threat at SC because the problem 

Afew.likefreshmanJenKinney, there is "much more subtle." 
didn't come with the group; but at- Williams-Morrispointedoutthat 

tended "for [their] own personal the success ofthe60's couldn't have 

knowledge," hoping to learn about happened if whites and other races 

King and his cause. hadn't joined the fight for the equal 

ca Cody and Lessie treatment of all Americans. 
Middleton, also focused on the "Thirty years later, we- whites, 
outing'seducational purpose. Cody blacks, Asians. . . .- still march to- 
remarked that most of the informa- gether," she said. "Our objective 
on Black history she received now is hope. We're looking back 
from her parents. "SC should and looking forward." 

You could almost hear the s 
"Pomp und CiruinisLin 

Southern College s 
nized Tuesday, electing four class 
officers and two sponsors. History 
major Tim Kroll was elected Presi- 
dent, business major; John Boskind 
was chosen Vice President. Also 
elected were business major Julie 
Werner, secretary, and religion ma- 
jor Minner Labrador, pastor. Drs. 
Cecil Rolfe and David Smith were 
divied sponsors. 

"It's an honor," said Kroll, who 
was not present al the organization 
assembly, "I'm still kind of over- 
whelmed by the whole thing." His 
duties include planning the programs 
for graduation weekend, April 30 to 
May 2. and coordinating the activi- 
ties with the office of the Academic 
Dean, Dr. Floyd Greenleaf. 

A class gift will not be encour- 
aged. "We charge kids enough tu- 
ition," said Green leaf, "without mak- 
ing them obligated to provide a gift." 

The speakers for graduation 
weekend had already been contacted 
by the president's office: 

.Commencement— Dr. Bruce 
Ashton, music professor and father 
of music graduate, Ellen Ashton. 

•Baccalaureate— Elder Ed 
Skoretz, an Indiana pastor and father 
of nursing graduate, Michelle 

•Commencement— Ed Zinke, an 
independent businessman from Sil- 
ver Spring, Maryland, and father of 
business graduate, David Zinke. 


Catch the hot- 

test looks in 


Page Two 

Page 2 

28 January 1993 



Where are the peacemakers? 

James Dittes, Accent Editor 

outofwar. Noone could imagine; 
upstanding cable channel like CNN I 
actually promoting a 
turned ofGeorgeBush'spresidency.propa- eryone knows if it weren't for thesef 

litaryadmittherehadbeenseveral Peacemakers have been in short 

sses— only one target had been supply in recent weeks. As tensions 

mpletely destroyed. In the pro- in the Gulf escalated in the final 

splendidly staged "operations" ofl 
recent years, CNN would still bel 
hawkingginsu knives and ChinaPeis| 
at all hours of the d 

Where are the peacemakers! 

Where are those who will stand up inf 

warfare and look for better, Chrisl 

1 ways of resolving conflict? In] 

life when he sees something more 

differently than he ever did before. 

Scales fall from his eyes, and his — 

whole world is turned upside down, upside down; and my realization of ganda against Saddam Hiuncm ui«* 

Afterthe first American wave of my responsibility as a moral Chris- again reached a fever pilch. No- 
fighters returned from crippling tian was turned rightside up. where was the fever hotter than on 
Iraq'sairdefensesystem— asifthere Tony Campolo in his book. Wake this campus. I heard Christians ex- 
had been such a defense before the Up America, tells of one man who plaining to me, "We simply have to 
Gulf War— CNN broadcast areview commented, "If somebody took Jesus kill Saddam .. .We've got to gethim 
of the attack. A monotone defense teachings in the Beatitudes (Matt, out of there." 
department aide commented on video 5:3-12) and decided to create a reli- Who died and left us in charge? 
footage of one missile attack. I gion that contradicted those teach- WhatgivesAmericathcrightlosend the Old Testament, 
watched carefully at the X in the ings, then he"d probably come up a Saddam Hussein to his death? deredbyGodonbenalfofhischosen] 
middle of the black and white pic- withtheProtestantchurch." Campolo "Saddam is a madman," some race.Israel. ButwithChnst 
lure. The aide commented that the goes on to say, "Whereas Jesus taught say. "He has to be destroyed." Oh all of humanity became a chosenl 
missile was going awry. On the that the poor are blessed, the church really? What about the madmen who race. "Love your enemies," Christ! 
screen, just above the black X, there oftensuggesls that living likeaChris- goaded him into war with Iran in the said. Nowhere does h 
was a huge explosion. "That," the tian is a way to financial success, early eighties? What about the mad- straying them. A man like Saddaml 
aide commented dryly, "is an ex- Whereas Jesus taught, "Blessed are men who illegally funded his mili- can never be our enemy in Christianl 
ample of a miss." they that mourn," we seem to prom- tary machine until as late as five terms; for better or worse, he will| 

Thai was a moment that chilled ise happiness and smiles. Church months before his invasion of Ku- always be our brother. 

me to the bone. people tend to support capital pun- wait? Aren't these madmen on our BeingsonsanddaughtersofGod| 

Only later would news sources ishment instead of mercy And we side equally responsible? has to start somehwere. There i; 

tellofthenineteenlraqiswhodicdin arc more known for supporting a Everyoneclaimstheformerpresi- moral high ground from which re- 1 

the attack. Only later, away from the strong military than we are for being dent was an expert on foreign policy, sponsible Christians can support a 

pandering CNN cameras, would the peacemakers" (96-7). but I neversawhim keep ourcountry war. Blessed are the peacemakers, j 

About Accent 

Coordinating a Pajama Issue is 
not as easy as falling out of bed. Just 
ask Julie Dittes, who covered ev- 
erything from selecting models, to 
finding cameramen, to picking out 
in preparing Accent's latest 
wacky feature. 

letting up modeling is not 
easy." says Julie, a freshman speech 
|iailu)loii\ inajoi from Portland, Ten- 
icssee. Fach picture had to be set up 
o show the pajamas at the right 
ingle, get a good facial expression 
and gather the right action. "Plus," 
Julie adds, "you have 10 keep people 
from being camera hogs." 

Though she had no previous ex- 
perience in modeling, Julie claims 
she learned everything she needed 
to know from her favorite soap op- 
era. As The World Turns, where 
glamorous models and modeling 
sessions arc an every day affair. 
The real challenges, she says, were 
"keeping everybody dressed and 
assuring the stores we weren't steal- 
ing their clothes." 

Chosing people to model paja- 
mas can be quite a hard job. For 
Julie it was no problem. "[Themod- 
els] had to have squeezable looks 
and a squeezable attitude," she says 

before adding, " And 1 knew they 
had to be willing to wear anything." 
For instance, Christian Smith, Julie 
says, "looks mean and ornery, but 
deep down inside he's a big teddy 
bear." Another model, Charlie 
Hanson, has a face thai "just makes 
me want to pinch his cheeks." 

Posing people in pajamas firsl 
came to Accent seven years ago. 
Julie has taken the idea to new 
heights. But after this issue, Julie 
will leave the glamorous life behind 
and turn the pages of Accent back to 
her brother, the editor. Hopefully 
some of the glamor will rub off. 
Some people even say she looks 
like him. -Jd. 



James Dittes 
Assistant Editor 
Angie Coffey 

Ad Manager: Calvin Simmons Copy Editor: Suzanne Hunt 

Sports Editor: Eric Johnson Typist: Jeannie Sanpakit 

Lifestyle Editor: Beth Mills Circulation: Greg Larson 

Photographer: Sean Pitman Cartoonist: Mike Boyd 

Photo Editor 

' Rick Mann 


Dr. Herbert Coolidge 

Staff Writers: Sabine Vatei, Brenda Keller, Michelle Lashier, 
and Andy Nash 

deadline i 

ficial newspaper of the Southern College Student 
nonih and is released every other Thursday with 
ns expressed in Accent are those of the authors and 
s of the editor, The Southern College Student 

1. the Seventh-day Adventist Church or the 
it welcomes your letters of opinion. Each entry must contain the wniei 
ess and phone number. Letters will be edited for space and clarity and 
hheld. It is the policy of Accent 10 reject all unsigned letters. However. 
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the Friday before publication. Please place letters under iru:- i. [<■'"' ' 
il to: Southern Accent, P.O. Box 370, Collegedale, TN 373 1 5-0370 

ferquist new CK 

ie CK is under new management. 
e Berquist took the job the first 
If the year. 

ist, with her family, moved 

wefrom Michigan inJune. She has 

e young daughters and her hus- 

and Jeff, who is a Theology major 

at SC. 

lefore working at the CK", 
| ruuisi was the work supervisor for 
je Southern Carton Industry. In 
i many of the students who 
l>rked under her at the Carton In- 
jury, have followed her footsteps 
;w employees at the CK. 
lesuch student is Jeff Schenck. "I 

liked working for her over at the 
industry and that's why I'm here 
now," said Schenck. 

When asked about working at 
the CK, Berquist simply answered, 
"I love it! I think it's great. I've got 
high hopes." She is working on 
making some changes and additions. 
Berquist would like to attract more 
of the outside community to the CK. 
She is also planning on adding sev- 
eral new items to the menu, such as 
Rueben sandwiches, tunamclts, club 
sandwiches and soups. In the future, 
she hopes there will be a permanent 
salad, soup and potato bar. 

Above all this, Berquist says the 
highlight of her new job is meeting 
new people. 

Why run for the border 
When you can run to your ozvn Backward? 



Cold (Drinks, 

Soft Stve frozen yogurt 

. . . and groceries galore! 

SCSA elections set 
for February 18 

Every Southern College student is 
about to experience the wonders of 
politics— again. This time, though, 
the elections are onacollegiate level. 

On February 18, students will 
elect seven new SCSA officers. 
Voters will cast their ballots at polls 
in Brock Hall, both dorms, the stu- 
dent center, and the cafeteria. 

"It's really important that stu- 
dents vote so that they have an active 
part in choosing their student lead- 
ers," said Sophomore Jacque 
Branson. "Since the national elec- 
tions were in the forefront of 
everyone's life, hopefully students 
will participate in the Southern elec- 
tions." Branson is running forMemo- 

"My vote makes a difference," 
saidFreshmanShelleyMagray. "We 
can have a good year or a bad year, 
and I have some control over who 
gets into office." 

SCSA's current president, Krisi 
Clark, expressed pleasure with the 
quality and potential of every candi- 

date. "We have a lot of good candi- 
' she said. "We can all look 
forward toareally good year." Clark 
does not plan to run again because of 
"ilu'i m hnhiMk commitments. 

This election is important be- 
cause Southern students will be, "lay- 
ing a foundation that will stay with 
the school," said Junior David 

Beckworth feels that electing 
another SCSA staff who will main- 
tain the organization's positive im- 
age is essential. "We are the voice of 
the student body to the administra- 
tion," he said. "I'd like to see more 
people involved in the race." 
Beckworth is campaigning unop- 
posed for SCSA President. 

carefully selecting the officers is vi- 
tal. "It's important for those people 
to be dependable," said Hunt. "I 
admire those who can take on the 

Hunt shared one view, though, 
that most students agree with. "If 
students don't vote, they have no 
right to complain about the SCSA!" 

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28 January 1993 I 

The halls are alive with the Sound of Music: 

Musical to be performed, March 13-15 


By Stacy Spaulding 

Mabel Wood Hall is alive wilh Ihc 
sound of music as [he Music Depart- 
ment prepares for ihc March perfor- 
mance of Rogers and Hammerstein's 
The Sound of Music. 

Rehearsals, which started in Janu- 
ary, lakeplacc four days a week from 
7 lo 10 p.m. in ihe evening. "It's 
always fun. but it is a lot of work," 
said Musical Director Marvin 
Robertson. "Right now, wc are prac- 
ticing the songs, spoken parts and 
working out the hlockmg [who does 
what during ihe scene) one scene ala 

Auditions, held in November, 
consisted of singing and reading for 
the part. "Leisel [Captain Von 
desired role, with at least 30 trying 
out for the part," said Robertson. 
"Maria [the lead] has the most diffi- 
cult role. It's a very demanding role 
because she carries the whole show. 
Maria not only has to be able to sing, 
but she also has to be believable." 

"It's challenging, but not intimi- 
dating," said '92 nursing graduate 
Terra Cockrell, who will play Maria, 
"I watched the movie several limes 
when I was girl. I always wanted to 
be Maria." 

However, the preparations for a 
production like The Soitrui of Mnxii 

stop with the cast. There are 
: sewn and scenery to 
be made. Ideas for scenery, ward- 
robes, and props included in a book 
called alibretto, along with die script 

"We could make the cos- 
tumes exactly like the libretto ad- 
vises or even rent them, but it's more 
fun to see what you can create your- 
self," said wardrobe Lezlee Wallers. 
"1 gel some patterns from the book 
and some I have lo make up. I have 
watched Ihe movie several times to 
try to get the costumes as close as 
possible. It's a hard choice between 
what truly would have been worn 
and what people want to see." With 
about 150 costumes to be made, 
Walters estimates final touches will 
probably be made right up to the first 
performance, "we started in Decem- 
ber and already have costumes for 
the wedding scene and the children's 
uniforms done, But, we probably 
won't be completely finished until 
the opening night of the show," 
Wallers said. 

The planned scenery will be kepi 
simple. due to a lack of space in the 
wings of the stage. "We don't have 
a fully working stage, so we will use 
the scenery to set the mood and let 
(he imaginations of ihe audiencecarry 
the show," said Robertson. 

"After I receive the drawings. I 
will build the scenery and put rollers 

t'hrisij llackelt and Sieve Nyirady rehearse under the d 

on the bottom so thai the stage crew number at the music office, 
will be able to move it," said Testing Tickets will go on sale Febnii 

andCounselingDirectorK-R.Davis, 15 for $6.00 each, 
who helps with most of the scenery. Three perfoi 

"After that, someone else will paint uled: Sat., March 13, Su 
it." Out of all the preparations made and Mon, March 15. 
so far, one crucial part of the cast is 
still missing. Many people are still 
needed lo be part of the stage crew 
and to help with make-up and props. 
All interested students are encour- 
aged to leave their name and phone 

Southerners attend Clinton inauguration! 

By Jessica Vining 

Richard Johnson, who works in SC's 
kitchen, has written a lot of letters to 
Senator Jim Sasser and says he will 
"always write you right back." But 
probably none of the the senator's 
responses have been as rewarding as 
Ihe one Johnson received Thursday, 
January 14. Before Christinas, John- 
son requested tickets to the presiden- 
tial inauguration. He finally got the 

After a flurry of last-minute 
preparations, Johnson. Shirley 
Mcnhennet.whoisalsoon the kitchen 
staff, and Student Joe Ellsworth 
headed for the nation's capital. They 
took with them three Southern Col- 
lege sweatshirts the SCSA had pur- 
chased for Bill Clinton, Al Gore, and 
Jim Sasser. 

When ihe trio arrived in Wash- 
ington, Tuesday morning, they went 

straight to Sasser's office, but the 
senator had left for a meeting. They 
picked up their tickets and received 
in ihe same envelope an invitation to 
the Tennessee reception the next 
morning. Hoping to catch Senator 
Sasser that afternoon or al the recep- 
tion, they spent the rest of the day 
touring the city. 

At Wednesday's reception. John- 
son, Mcnhcnnet, and Ellsworth 
posled themselves at the door to 
watch for Sasser. Johnson spoiled 
David Carroll, news anchorman for 
Chattanooga's Channel 4. Johnson 
hailed him with "Boy, it's good lo 
see a fellow Chattanoogan up here." 
Carroll stopped to chal with him and 
a few UTC students who happened 
by and then asked to interview John- 
son, who held up one of the SC 
sweatshirts during the interview. 

Senator Sasserdidn't show at the 
reception, and ihe three left to fight 
the crowds at ihe inauguration itself. 

The town that, as Johnson said, was 
"asleep or dead" the day before was 
very much alive and awake in the 
cold sunshine of Inauguration Day. 
The line went two blocks and then 
curled around a comer. But, they 
noticed lhai up at Ihe gale people 
were flowing right through. They 
joined the quickly moving crowd al 
the gate, held up their tickets, and 
walked right in. People were already 
climbing trees to get a belter view. 
and the group from Southern didn't 
get very close and personal. Butlhey 
could hear everything and could 
walch the proceedings on screens 
that had been set up. "It was some- 
thing just to be there," Johnson said. 
Security was incredibly tight. 
"There were sharpshooters on every 
single building," said Johnson. Se- 
cret Service agents lined the parade 
route. One reporter who tried to 
cross the street was surrounded by 
police and questioned intensely. 

The inaugural parade : 
forty-five minules late, but ihe Sou| 
erners were entertained by the in 
guration triviacoming o 
speakers and by talking tc 
Baking Company representalil 
who happened to be in front oflflT 
The three managed t 
view of President Cliri 
said, "He [Clinton] was just catinj 
up... I could tell he jusl wanied <f 
of that car." Clinton finally did* 
out and walked about three blod| 
past his viewing stand before a 
ing back and watching Ihe rest of 

The trio bought spec uU-diiiij 
of the newspaper, pins and o 
memorabilia before s 1 
drive back lo Southern. The*' 

experience v 

educational" said Menhennet. 
erybody was looking for n 
nings ... It was long and tiring." 
it was worth it." 

students lead COOL 
"amp for local 
mi tli 

By Chris Moore j'| 

tend Soulhem students are gain- 
| v .il,uN<j|obexperience right here 

■The Collegedale Ooliewah Out- 
|re about 30 kids, ages 6-13, go 
r school for study hall, social 
faction and games. 
I "We take care of kids whose par- 
i'I come and pick up their 
il 5 or6o'clock", said Davey 
| Swinyar, student director of 
|0L Camp. 

IWeatherpermitting, they usually 
Inri an hour or two outside partici- 
Ing in organized games and ac- 
;. They also spend time inside 
Irking on such things a s the Drama 
wp. The Drama Troop is a group 
|kids thai are interested in careers 
i later on. COOL Camp 
fcvides them with a valuable Chris- 

tian drama experience taught by the 
knowledgeable Southern student 

Swinyar, a religion major, has 
learned skills that will help him in his 
future career as a youth pastor. As 
student director, he works with the 
parents more than he does with the 
kids. This is valuable experience he 
can use in an occupation such as 
director of a summer camp. 

Swinyar and Rey Descalso have 
worked at camp since August of this 
past year. Tracy Truitt, an education 
major, and Mark Mastrapa, 
behaviorial science, have worked at 
camp since September of last year. 

All four students have learned 
proficiency in taking care of kids that 
will not only aid them in future voca- 
tions, but their knowledge will also 
assist them in raising children of 

Jim Herman is the founder and 
current faculty director of COOL 

Senate beat with Calvin 

In a record two-hour session, 
the SCSA Senate made up for a lot 
of lost time. Reports were heard 
from Social Vice Amy Beckworth, 
Parlimentarian David Beckworth! 
Student Ryan Anderson, the Eth- 
ics, Elections, and Student/Faculty 
Relations Committees, and a re- 
quest for aid was heard from the 

All in a night's work for your 

Parlimentarian David 

Beckworth suggested some minor 
changes in the Constitution that 
would more clearly define the com- 
mittees and their duties. The Sen- 
ate liked them so much that they 
immediately approved their addi- 
tion to the Constitution. 

Ryan Anderson asked for the 
Senate to take action to prevent 
more accidents like his, lodging 
three complaints. He pointed out 
the "ONE WAY" sign at the en- 
trance/exit, the bushes that obstruct 
vision and cars parked along both 
sides of Taylor Circle. The Stu- 
dent/Faculty Relations Committee 
will look into it. 

half of the Ethics Committee, in- 
troduced some suggested duties for 
senators. The report was sent to the 
Judiciary Committee for consider- 

The Elections committee re- 
ported the dates for the election 
season. AH petitions are in; il is 
now too late to run. unless you see 
Dr.BillWohlers. In case you were 
wondering, campaigning begins 
next week. Check your calendar 
for dates of speeches and elections. 

The Student/Faculty Relations 
Committee reported that cafeteria 
workers are ALL wearinghairncts. 
If you find a hair, look closely, it 
could be yours. 

Finally, they, the Legacy, in 
order to create a more perfect pub- 
lication of student originated lit- 
erature, asked forfinancial aidfrom 
the Senate to supplement their 
fundraising efforts. 

Lastly, Senator Niemeyer is go- 
ing to look into KR's Place's ap- 
on hand to make everyone happy. 
Is that possible? 

That's all for now. SEEYA! 

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Sludeniscan look forward to a "fresh, 
contemporary, shared encounter with 
Jesus" with Dwight Nelson, pastor 
of Andrews University's Pioneer 
Memorial Church, Feb. 7-13. 

"We as young Adventists must 
seize the vision and passion of Christ 
in the context of the world in the 
throws of the final showdown," said 
Nelson. "I really believe that, con- 

sidering this moment in time, we're 
poised on the brink of God's last 

Nelson isa I973graduate of SC. 
"He's excellent," said Freshman 
Angic Cobb, who noted that Nelson 
was known for dressing as Santa 
Clausforonesermon. "Let'sjustput 
it this way," noted Public Relations 
Assistant Ingrid Skantz, "Students 
at Andrews aren't required to go to 
church, and Ihey really turn out for 

Cafeteria closed? 
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Sandutickes &Spicials 


Page 6 

28 January 1993 I 

Harassment from the 
inside: One woman's view. 

I cannot express my feeling of relief when I saw your editorial and the 
articleaboutsexual harassment in the January 14, 1993 edition of iht Accent. 

I have a real burden for this issue. For so long in Adventist circles, it 
seems that this issue has been ignored, when it is a very real problem. 

So many people do not realize the effects of sexual harassment. It is 
demeaning. It leaves a woman felling ashamed and dirty. The after-effects 
can last a lifetime. In my view, sexual harassment is a form of rape, in fact, 
the worst kind. It is mind rape. Sexual harassment rapes a woman of her 
confidence, self-respect, and self esteem. It leaves her feeling dirty, 
ashamed, and feeling guilty. 

This doesn't seem like an important issue to someone who hasn't 
experienced it. But to those who have, it is one of the worst experiences in 
their life. 1 know. It was the worst experience in my life. No one told me 
that something like this could happen. An upperclassman at the SDA 
academy I attended made me feci this way. Worse yet, he was the son of a 
prominent community member, wcll-likcd and we II -respected. I felt that it 
was my fault, that there was nothing that I could do about it. Worst yet, I was 
only thirteen at the time. I was afraid to walk down the hall by myself, for 
fear of him. I was afraid to make new friends for fear that he had told them 
what I had done, when in facl, I had dune nothing. Continually he assaulted 
me with lewd comments and sometimes, groping hands. That year was the 
worst in my life. 

It wasn't until two years later, during the Anita Hill hearings, that I 
realized that what 1 had gone through was sexual harassment. It wasn't until 
then that I realized that other women were experiencing the same things I 
was. I didn't know that I could get help. 

Sexual harassment needs not to be simply discoursed; it should not be 
tolerated under any circumstances. Education needs to take place so that 
females can learn to identify, terminate, and deal with the harassment. 
Victims also need lo see that it they ask for help, they will not be ignored. 
They need to see that there is sympathy for them in the church, and that the 
perpetrator will not simply gel a slap on the wrist, but that his actions will 
not be tolerated. 

I sincerely hope that your address of this issue and inspire others lo 
educate their sons and daughters. I hope that the church and school leaders 
will also take notice of this issue and offer help to those who need it. I also 
hope that it will help all those who are experiencing this right now will be 
strengthened lo know that ihey aren't the only ones, thai it's not their fault. 
and thai there is help. 

Take notice, it is happening in our churches and schools. 


Someone Willing to Speak Out 

(Printed ut the discretion of the editor) 


Safe sex? NOT!!!! 


I am writing in reply to the article published 14 Jan. 1993, emitleJ 
"Listen to the AIDS Talk" by Sonya Nyrop. 

As I read this particular article, I was impressed by the authors caringan 
Christian attitude towards people who have the HIV virus. It is true thatalfl 
people should be treated with love including those who have AIDS. 

However, there is a problem here. There is no cure for AIDS. A persi 
with AIDS is going to die. But that's not all! AIDS can be given toothers; 
Many people, including most doctors, try to lessen the danger by sayin 
AIDS cannol be transmitted by "casual contact." Even "safe sc 
recommended by most doetoiN and es|'eei,tll\ h\ tin.- media. But, where is 
ihe gray area when casual becomes loo much, and sale is not so safe? 

Lorane Day , a Ph.D. and a specialist on AIDS has written a book called! 
- CENSORED What the Government Is Not Telling Us About AlDS .f 

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According to her, studies show ihat the HIV virus can survive outside thJJ 
body in liquid serum for seven days and in dried scrum for up to 14daysl 
Because of these experiments. Dr. Day says that even insects could theorelil 
cally transmit HIV. However, this information is being hidden from thl 
public to prevent panic. 

Olher studies also show that couples who undergo passionate kissinfl 
have blood prevalent in both of their mouths. This seems to show that AID! 
can be passed by kissing passionately. Should we now start advertising "salj 

Another thing about the HIV virus is that it is very small. Cross si 
of surgical gloves show that pores and tears are present that go all the w 
through and that are many times larger than an HIV virus. These holes : 
in all rubber gloves and also in all rubber condoms. During surgeries, f 
will get through a doctor's gloves and he will have to replace them. This| 
why many doctors, when operating on AIDS patients, wear double gl 
Hey, what about doubling other things? 

The point is, no one knows everything about AIDS, but everyone k 
that it is totally deadly. Some people, even experts, say that AIDS is 
easier to catch than what we are being told through the media. So, hoi 
should we as Christians handle all of this? 

First of all, I think ihat it is reasonable to say that there just i: 
sex," unless one likes playing Russian Roulette. This is just o 
reasons thai I think God knew what He was talking about when He advise* 
no sex until marriage. 

We can also see that AIDS could very possibly be : 
dangerous communicable disease. So what do we do with other danger^ 
communicable diseases? We lest for ihem and then we isolale those who 
have them. Docs this mean ihat we no longer love ihem or care for them- 

e protecting others from the s 


No! It just means ..__.. 

This is a loving act even though hard ^perform. Even the Bible advocates 

such action in the case of such diseases. However, we still love these p < 

and should do what we can to help them just as Jesus did when He healed | 

ten lepers. But remember, Jesus did heal ihem before He sent them back i 


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Yes, the Buffalo Bills are in the Super Bowl once 
again. This year the Bills will represent the AFC for 
the third straight year. I know that no one thinks that 
the Bills will win. The Bills are due, and this is the 

by Scott Ramsay 

By Chris Stokes 

Well, it's finally here. For those die hard Cowboy 
fans who went through the buyout, the firing of God's 
coach, the hiring of Jimmy Johnson and the 1-15 
season. Yes, the Cowboys are back in the Super Bowl. 
Winning thirteen games this season and the NFC East, 
this upstart band of '•boys" are establishing another 
dynasty. They have shown that they can win in the 
playoffs, but we're talking Super Bowl now. This is 
it. This is what the whole season boils down to, two 
teams dookin' it out for the title. This Super Bowl 
features the Dallas Cowboys, representing the NFC, 
'the Buffalo Bills, representing the AFC. Yes. they 

Why will the Bills win? Easy! When you come 
from 32 points behind to win. in the playoffs, it shifts 
all momentum in your favor. This was blatantly 
obvious in both Pittsburg and then Miami, where the 
Bills rolled to victory. 

Thurmon Thomas is the best back in the NFL. 

Yes, the Cowboys do have a meritorious running 

fcack. but he's a running back. Thurmon Thomas is so much more. He has been 

e leader in yards from scrimmage for the last three straight years. He's a fourth 

|f fifth wideout on every single play. Speaking of wide receivers, the Bills have The Buffalo Bills would like 

^^^^^^^^^T^^ I ^ mi ^ m <=omes to Super Bowls, and they probably do. "But what they experience is defeat 
eleagueforalongtimcIfyoudontthinkthathe'sbetterthanacertainDallas The Cowboys are return,,,, lor the Htm time m M w,rs lust because the Bills are 
s field partner, James Loften? He's the NFL's for 2 when it comes to Super Bowls does no. mean thai thev should be overlooked 
n every down. If the just taken lightly that's all. They have proven themselves to be winners during the 
'ntheSuperBowl. Both theCowboys and the Billsare waiting totake 
n the Big One. The Bills just happen to be Hying it for the third time. 
: the quarterback match up and the running 

11 let AFC teams play the game. Hey somebody's got ,„ 

The experience levels of both teams will play major roles in deciding this 

a boast that they have the most experience when 

n the ball for first downs 

Jvideout, (hen how about his 

e leader in receptions, and a threat to bum you d 
Bills don't pass the ball down your throat, then we will 
II day long. 

The Dallas fans like to talk about their up and coming quarterback; while the This game will be decided ii 
hills already have a big time QB. Jim Kelly is the only QB in the league who can backs. 

:e offence on every single down and score with it. He is arguably PU start off with Jim Kelly. Jim better get used to saying, "Who's supposed to 

|lhe best QB in the league. His back up, Frank Reich, is the Joe Montana of backup's, be blocking 92, 67, 77 and 94?" Because those are the only numbers he's going to 

,anse - be seeing all day long. Kelly also better start praying for another Reich miracle. I 

e word-SACK. Troy Aikman won't throw many passes from his mean - nev Reich brought 'em back from 32 points down, didn't he? 

back, which is where Bruce Smith, Conelius Bennet and Jeff Wright hope to have Who savs Troy Aikman doesn't have experience'.' For those of you who missed 

n all day. The Bills pass rush may be their strongest point. If the Cowboys lhe real Su P cr Bowl— the NFC championship game, just look at his numbers. No 

[mistakenly run the ball, then some of the greatest LB's in the game will form a wall interceptions, 22 of 34 passing and over 300 yards. Are those the numbers of an 

tgianst them. Conlin, Talley, Bailey and Gazo Man, Mark Kelso, will stop any inexperienced quarterback? Doubt it. Tray has the arm and the receivers needed to 

■llempt at yardage. The one weakness with the Bills may lie in their safeties and win ' Look for the Cowboys to do a lot of passing to Irvin, Harper and Novachek. 

iflmerbacks--but look for timely interceptions, and the front three to turn it up, not Bruce Sm ' In - busted ribs and all, needs to bust through the Cowboy's mammoth 

■tolerating many passes. offensive line and put some pressure on Troy if the Bills expect to even stay close. 

In 1990, the Bills were 38 yards from the championship. If the same incident No P ressure °" Troy spells T-R-O-U-B-L-E for Levy and company. Oh. one more 

k thisyear, they've got it covered. In fact, we've got it blanketed for50+ yards. '"'"£■ Tr °y also has a fu " head of hair - 

^ChristiehasarisentothetopofNFLkickers. The Bills kicking game is elite. Nexl comc lhe """"ng backs. Emmil Smith, need I say more? Emmil is the 

: hnstieputs the ball in the end zone customarily on thekickoff, which makes ithard leadin gnisherinlheNFL. Never before has the running back who led lhe league in 
»r opponents to obtain good field position. rushing ever won a Super Bowl. But then again, this is Emmit's first Super Bowl. 

Are the Bills going to slop Emmit? Well, let me ask you this, has anyone stopped 
him? IDon'tThinkSo! Thurman had better take a seat and watch Smith put on his 
routine clinic. This is Emmit's game. 

All this is just a bunch of numbers and hvpe. li i!ucsn'i mean .i thing to lhe players 
when the mud is flying and the bodies are .smashing. The players are thinking of one 
thing: WINNING. Both of these teams are winners. Bui who will be Super Bowl 
champions? The headlines will read this, "NFC EAST TEAM DOMINATES 
BILLS: PART III," and all I'll have to say is. "HOW 'BOUT THEM COW- 

Lthlete of the Week: 

ate Evans 

fy Alex Bryan 

Too often some of the 
IQ st consistent athletes are 
I overlooked in .his column: 
Y^'i-I the Week. While 
ls [ nie that consistency 
»" be a bad thing— such as 
^istently bad—this type 
consistency is no, what 
■ precognition ro one of the con- 
la*" 11 ^ 00 * b ^etballpla^^ 
I ^pus-Kate Evans 
I In her second year at Southern, this 
lZ' ISthefiret time Kate has partici- 
I So in ' eee bas ^tball intramurals. 
1 ku i " ""^- lhis cajl te considered a 

"*'<-■ "I the Week" award too 
|^? l,iLSdispla y edas ^forthe 
1,,,,^ '"^nimon to those holding lhe 
?° ki e. Among first-year play- 

Kate Evans 

ers she is certainly an example of what 
hard work, keen senses, and a determi- 
nation for excellence in sportsmanship 
can bring to the wood floor of lies P.E. 

Accent recommends that its readers 
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Congratulations Kate on a marvel- 
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AA Leaders 









Eric Roshak 

15 22 






Chad Perry 

35 52 





Rick Hayes 

25 52 








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Brian Dale 

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Mark Kroll 

9 20 





Ron Reading 

15 35 





Ron Redden 

3 7 











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Reggie Brown 

3 85 





Donnie Baguidy 

3 82 


Chad Perry 

3 74 




James Appei 

3 63 





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Rick Hayes 

3 60 




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Mike Hershberger 

3 57 




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John Appel 

3 53 





Adam Perez 

4 67 




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Ron Redden 

4 63 











Seth Moffit 


6 6 






Coach Steve Jaecks watches us Alex Bryan puts upa free throw with his 

Kevin Collins 

4 4 





ongue hanging 

1 ot his mouth, a la Michael Jordan. 

Matt Nafie 

13 16 








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28 Jam 

28 January 1 

Serving Two Masters 

Army & God a tough mix, says 
Corporal Simon Madrigal 

by Andrew C. Nash 

in Madrigal is a sophomore of pressure and screaming. A friend chaplain's assis 

e. Simon Madrigal is an E4 of mine tried 10 commit suicide be- tant. The argu 

st in the Army National cause he couldn't take the stress, ment was unsiic- 

|uard. Simon Madrigal is a Chris- Many of the guys would hide them- cessful. 

in. selves and cry." "The Lord'; 

The first iwo mix well, he says. Madrigal, though, responded to putting somt 

ist two normally do not. "The the rigor differently: he started a Christians in tht 

is not the best place for Chris- prayer group among his platoon. Army, as lights ir 

o be... unless you're in (a non- "I invited them to pray and study the darkness." 

lombat position.]" the Bible with me. We would close says Madrigal. A 

Madrigal, a 23-year-old the door at nights during our free modern-day 

Ihaplain's assistant, is on the G.I. time and pray. It helped." Daniel, maybe? 
Bill, which helps with his Southern Five guys (out of 50 in the pla- Madrigal, who 

follege tuition. But, says Madrigal, toon)joined Madrigal's prayergroup. was a missionary in Ecuado, says he 

t the money , but the "chal- "The best way to reach a soldier is to hopestogoonamilitary mission. "I 

fenge"oflhemilitary whichappeals be there and go through everything wish Icould have gone to Saudia 

|o him. One of those "challenges" he goes through." Arabia or Somalia," he says. 

s Basic Training in March and Madrigal's drill sergeant, how- For now. Madrigal continues to 

|April of 1991. Eight weeks of hell, ever, was not quite so receptive, serve his country and his God one 

'some. When Madrigal scored "expert" on weekend a month at the 196th Army 

"When I went to Basic Train- theshootingrange.hissergeanturged Headquarters in Chattanooga. Insix 

," says Madrigal, "there was a lot hira to become a ranger rather than a months, he will become a sergeant. 

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News of the Weird 

by Chuck Shepherd 


— Lasl winler in Fori Worth, Texas. 

subject of reports that a bound and gagged 
blond woman had been spoiled in ihe 
passenger seal. After Deputy Sheriff 
David McPherson slopped ihe car, he 
found lhal ihe "woman" was a blow-up 
doll.andlhai ihe dnvLThad been engaged 
in a "joke." The man was released alter 
being scolded, 

— In July, a Jackson Center. Pa- 
woman reported that someone used a 
ladder to climb inlo the second slory of 
her home. Apparently all lhal was miss- 
ing was Sl<) worth of diapers, despite the 
presence of jewelry and antiques in Ihe 
same room as Ihe diapers. 

— In Augusl, Balon Rouge, La., po- 
lite charged Redmond McGce, 25. with 
breaking into a woman's house to bur- 
glarize it and brushing her hair against 

—In Toms River, N.J., William 
Radice Jr., 20, pleaded guilty in Novem- 
ber (o forcing a woman to lake off one of 
her black loafers and give il lo him. He 
had accosted her in her driveway as she 
was unloading groceries. 

— In Liltle Rock, Ihe home town of 
notorious loc-sucker Michael Wyati, a 
couple reported that a man not filling 
Wy all's description forced the woman al 
knifepoint lo submit lo a me sucking as 

they left work lale one night in July. The 
couple was also robbed. 


A civilian dog in Kiunville. Term.. 

came home in December carrying in his 
mouiha bag of cocaine withastreel value 
of $16,000. His owner declined police 
efforts to recruit the dog. 

— In July, seconds after Pal Lees's 
prize pigeon Percy won a France-to- 
Sheffreld (England) homing race, heal- 
ing out 900 others, a cat pounced on il and 
ale il. By the lime Lees could retrieve 
Percy's tag. as proof that il had finished 
Ihe e race. Iwo other pigeons had landed, 
giving the lale Percy only third place. 

—In December, a Si. Louis domestic 
relations judge decreed lhal a divorcing 
couple, Tony and Carla Julius, were en- 
titled to custody of one of their two dogs, 
but that each Sunday Ihe dogs musr play 
together for four hours with Tony and 
four with Carla. 

— In September, a court in Henley. 
England, upheld a local decision to deny 
a license for an ouldoor music festival 
because the field was too close to a pig- 
hrecding center The magistrates thought 
the noise would upsel the pigs. 


David D. Cousins, 22. was anesled 
for bank robbery in Quincy, Ilk, in No- 

28 January 1 

Top Ten reasons Collegedale is so 
warm in the winter 

From die home office at Accent 

10. If it weren't warm, how would it ever j 

9. Drivers in Tennessee are bad enough, sr 

them drive much slower. 

8. Too many Florida residents. 

7. Too much hot air coming out of Wright Hall. 

6. With college costing SI 1,500 a year, who can afford winter 

t so much? 
e couldn't make 

e layer due to overconsumption c 


5. Drastic reduction i 


4. Collegedale is trapped from the world along with all the warm 

3. Overly passionate couples in the student center and on [he 


2. Too much friction left over from arugments between 

Republicans and Democrats lasl fall. 

1. Hot? At least that's what the fire alarms tell us at 4:00 every 


vember, after being iricked by the bank's 
execulive vice president, Louis 
McClelland, into surrendering after a six- 
hour standoff. McClelland had faked a 
heart attack and told Cousins that if he 
died, ihe robbery would be too gruesome 
to be acceptable for movie rights, but that 
1 1 he goi medical treatment, he could help 
Cousins sell the slory. so Ihey could both 
achieve fame and fortune. Shortly after- 
ward. Cousins surrendered. 


The Tass news agency reported in 
December that Olga Frankevich, who 
fled Soviet security police in I947during 
the Stalinist purge, surfaced fromahouse 
in Western Ukraine, where she had bt 
hiding under a bed for 45 years. Hit I 
slightly bolder sister roamed ihe 

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Letters Home 

Uyssa Mc Curdy, Majuro 

Comics etc. 


\$ Friends and Classmates, 
Tonight was another shocking 
ilization of how selfish of a person 
[n. Just less than an hour ago I 
Jilted the kindergarten teacher 
Leafier an evening walk and close 
lerhouse, we were surrounded by 
Idren playing in the dirt street. 
je of them was so small and had a 
T-shirt on. I commented, 
a, what a cute little boy." 
jrds of sympathy came from my 
npanion teacher, and as she told 
ihe story, my heart broke. I was 
I [hat (his two year old child was 
fourteenth of a woman who has 

nlvin and Hobbes 

never been married and doesn ' t sup- 
port any of them. Then, in the midst 
of all the children, my attention was 
caught by a seven year old boy push- 
ing a wheelbarrow full of water jugs 
of filled water. Obviously he was on 
his way home from getting water. 
Sherbella then told me that the seven- 
year-old boy takes care of the same 
two year old boy and the four year 
old boy beside him. Daily they bring 
theirempty bowls tomy friends house 
and she feeds them rice. They live 
alone most of the time while the 
mother is off who knows where and 
is presently pregnant with her fif- 

teenth child. God, how can this be- 
less than 100 yards from my apart- 
ment there are three children with no 
foodoramother. Justtoday.Ibought 
a loaf of bread and I didn ' t even think 
twice about my two large slices with 
raspberry jam-probably a luxury to 
most people here. Jam is so expen- 
sive here. Tonight I write to you with 
asadheart. I will never sit down and 
eat again without thinking of the sad 
children just down the street-all of 
them malnourished, but worse moth- 
erless and left unloved. Maybe to- 
morrow I'll go take them some bread 
and jam. I count my blessings to- 

night and I thank God for my mother 
and father who love me and care for 
me even though I am many miles 
away. God is so good. Lei us not be 
selfish and help us to share with 
others the things that you have given 
to us. And, don'tforget to thank God 
for your bread and jam today. 

Many prayers, 
Alyssa McCurdy 


Majuro Advenlist School 
P.O. Box 1 
Majuro, MH 96960 

by Bill Watterson CHAOS. 



What's the hardest thing to say to someone of the 
opposite sex? 

Heather Tydings, SO Cheryle Beardsley, SO Johnny Nolfe, SR 

Psychology Nursing Pre-Dental 

"Your breath stinks." "By the way, what's your "To give compliments, 

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Elizabeth Herman, SR| 

"Absolutely nothing is hd 
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ti only sorry you found "I love you, but I love her, "Let's just be friends.." 

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Physical Education Architecture 

"Did your mother pick that "I'm sorry, but my parent* 
out?" just don't like you." 

(Campus k r Theater— b rfl 


Society will have a meeting 
on Sabbath, January 30, at 
4:00 p.m. in Lynn Wood 
Hall. Come and bring a 

ij Concert 

St. Paul's Episcopal 
Church presents an organ 
recital by John David 
Peterson, professor of mu- 
sic at Memphis Slate Uni- 
versity, on February 2 at 7 
p.m. No admission charge. 

Youth Thornton Wilder's Our Town 
is being performed at the 
Alabama Shakespeare Fes- 
tival in Montgomery through 
February 7. For ticket infor- 
mation and performance 
times, call 1-800-84MASF. 

Musicals - 

The Music Man, a musical 
by Meredith Willson, will 
play at the Memorial Audi- 
torium for one night only, 
February 6, on its national 
tour. Call 757-5042formore 

The Chattanooga Trade Cen- 
ter presents the Chattanooga 
Boat Show January 28-31. 
Admission is $4.00 for adults. 

Call 588-1233. 

Bayo Sulaimon, a tailor and 
entrepeneur from Nigeria, will 
conduct a free tailoring work- 
shop on February 1 at the 
Chattanooga African-Ameri- 
can Museum. Participants 
may bring their own fabric, or 
purchase African fabric at the 
workshop. Sulaimon also spe- 
cializes in cultural jewelry and 

The Ringling Bros, and If you have an item you wo 

Barnum and Bailey Circus like publicized in the Accer, 

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Volume 48, Iss ue 11 Valentine Edition 

11 February! 993 I 

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By Jennifer Speichei 

College pays for itself 

Diploma earns $1,039 more per month 


By Jennifer Speichei 

level for almost all professions. 
Where people were able lo break in a 
few years ago, the door of opportu- 
nity is no longer open if they do not 
possess a college degree." 

But a diploma isn't all it takes to 
open the doors to high pay and secu- 
rity. It takes experience. "Southern 

Your college tuition will pay it 
r self off in two years. 

According to officials in Wash- 
I ington, D.C., your college diploma i< 
I worth 51,039 a month in extra pay. 
I And, this monthly bonus is enough does 

) pay off a typical four-year Elam. "However, it is left up to the 
raduale's tuition bills in approxi- various departments on campus to 
lately two years. handle the placement services." 

A Census Bureau study reports The Census Bureau study shows 

lat "on the average, people with a that the payoff to graduates is not 
\ bachelor's degree earn $2,116 a immediate, but comes several years 
nth, while high school graduates later, as college graduates are pro- 
n only $1,077 monthly." moted past their less-educated col- 

Tuition, books, room and board leagues. According to a recent ACT 
I for four years at a public university Standardized AlumniSurvey.Soulh- 
I average $23,000. The cost at South- em graduates found jobs slightly 
n is around $46,000. faster than graduates of other col- 

ls the high cost of a continuing leges and 
leducation worth 
it? According 

I creasingly prizes 

ollcge degree 

kMary Elam, As- 

[ President of Aca- 
-demit Adminis- 
tion at South- 
i lege degree has 
P become the entry 

Survey shows Southern students get 
jobs faster. 

In a survey of 1989 & 1990 graduates of Southern 


■ 40% said that they had secured a job less than one 

month after graduation. The national norms are 32%. 

• 2% said that they were slill looking for a job 1 2 months 

after graduation. The national norms are 8%. 

Based on all graduates lossaciate and bachelors, and vie that 

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lo/mh a bachelor's degreetfrom 19SI-S9 and 1989-90 = ACT 

The SCSA Senate annulled the re- 
sults of Tuesday's Primary Election. 
The Senate met on Wednesday, 
February 10, and top of the agenda 
was the result of theTuesday pri- 
mary election. Based upon observa- 
tion, an emergency meeting of the 
Ethics Committee was called. 

According to committee chairman 
MattWhitaker, complaints had been 
made that the ballot boxes were un- 
locked and the lids were open, which 
provided opportunity for a tamper- 
ing of ballots. The vote could have 
been altered for the following rea- 
sons: ballot removal, changing of 
ballot votes without authorization, 
lost ballots, and lack of explanation 
on how to vote. "As a result, there 
were a significant number of votes 
that were thrown out that could have 
changed the final outcome," said 

The end result of the Senate meet- 
ing were two fold: 

1, The Primary Election was re- 
scheduled to be held after the Press 
Conference on Thursday, February 
11, beginning at lp.m. andendingat 
1 1 p.m. The election will continue 
on Friday, February 12, at 8 a.m. and 
the election will officially close at 

2. The official results of the Primary 
Election will be posted before sun- 
down on Friday, February 12. 

The Senate encourages everyone 
to do their part as members of the 
student body at Southern College 
and vote in the Primary Elections 
held today and tomorrow. The Elec- 
tions Committee offers a formal 
apology for any inconveniences on 
the candidates behalf. "1 hope that 
the results of the rescheduled primary 
accurately reflect the choice of the 
student body," said Calvin Simmons, 
Elections Committee Chairman. 

Page Two 

Page 1 

11 February 1993 

1993 J 


James Dittes, Accent Editor 

The greatest thing I gained dur- 
ing my year at Newbold College in 
England was a friend named Gunmen 

Ironically, the first conversation 
Gunlher and I had was about base- 
ball. My favorite team, the Cincin- 
nati Reds, were about to dismiss the 
Oakland A's in a four-game World 
Series sweep, and Gunther, an A's 
fan, offered me a European 's view of 
why Oakland was such a strong team. 
(Europeans never knew much about 
great baseball teams — neither did At- 
lanta Braves fans.) 

But Gunther and I had more in 
common than a love for baseball. 
Gunther was German. So was I (or 
so I thought). 

When I told Gunther I was Ger- 
man too, he laughed. 

"You're not German," he said. 

"Not full-blooded," I replied, 
"But my grandfather was a full- 
blooded German, bom in Brooklyn. 
N.Y., to German immigrants." That 
alone made me at least one-fourth of 
a German. 

Gunther snickered. "You're still 

About Accent 

Newspapers are sold by the 
photographs. Editorialscan be con- 
troversial, feature stories can be well 
itlen, bat Accent lives and dies by 
pictures and Rick Mann, Accent's 
Photo Editor has brought it to life in 
every issue so far. 

Rick, who calls himself a 
first-year" senior— he cIkmil'oI Ins 
imjor this year to English— has been 
taking pictures for Accent for quite 
some time. He worked as a photog- 
rapher his sophomore year. This 
year as Photo Editor, he has been 
thrown into a routine that includes 
late nights in the photo lab and last- 
minute photo assignments. 

Rick's favorite kinds of pho- 
tos are "portraits of people doing 
what they do," he says. "It's hard 
and kind of challenging to meet 
someone and show through a pic- 
lure who [he] is." 

One challenge Rick remem- 
bers was taking pictures at a George 
Bush rally in Chattanooga last fall. 
"I went to a Republican rally with a 
Socialist editor," remembers Rick., 
"It changed my view of politics (the 
rally-not the editor). The president 
isjustaman. He has to pull his pants 
up. He forgets his jacket on the 

not German," he said. "Howcanyou 
be German when you're so Ameri- 

I was getting mad. The Dittes 
name— no matter how mangled and 
mispronounced here in America — is 
a proud German name that has been 
traced back to 1570. 

Only later, after becoming fast 
friends with Gunther, rooming with 
him, and spending a weekend at his 
house in Nuremburg, Germany, 
would I find out that I really wasn't 
German at all. I could hardly speak 
the language; I didn't dress like a 
German; I couldn't even eat like one. 
1 wasn't even one-fourth of a Ger- 
man. I was all American. 

The great melting pot that was 
once America has been stuck on sim- 
mer for about 50 years now. And in 
the process America finds itself in a 
tremendous identity crisis. 

Just look around and try to find 
an American. You'll find Hispanic- 
Americans, Asian- Americans, Na- 
tive Americans, Redneck Americans, 
even fruitbaskets like myself — a 

American, but no Ail-Americans 
outside of inter-collegiate sports. The 
identity crisis has grown to such a 
problem that several years ago, black 
Americans — who had never been 
included in the great "melting pot" of 
the early nineteen hundreds — offi- 
cially asked to be called African 
Americans--in one way celebrate 
their father culture, but in another 
way, an acknowledgement of in in- 
ter-racial identity crisis in America. 

So what are we to do? (Future 
SCSA president, Dave Beckworth, 
has told me not to stir up trouble in 
my editorials unless I prescribe solu- 
tions.) First we need to look at our- 
selves as Americans — Ail-Ameri- 
cans. Only when we can see our- 
selves as Americans without the pre- 
fixes of Hispanic, White, Asian or 
German, can we see others of differ- 
ent races as really sharing the same 

The American identity crisis has 
gripped all races — even though these 
races have shared the same national- 

ity for quite some time. The only I 
way to end the crisis is to begin with I 
a dream. What is an American? | 
Take a look at yourself-unless y 
are one of over a hundred intema-l 
tional students, and then just look at I 
someone else-you'll find that nisi 
language and culture are very similarl 
to all the rest of us. 

Martin Luther King's great quest I 
for racial equality began withadream, f 
and I find it hard to believe that this | 
dream could be limited to oner 
was agreater vision that searched for I 
a common identityfor all Americans I 
to share. And if any one country on I 
earth can find iteself, America c; 

How do we get the great "melt- 
ing pot" heated up again? Let's 
begin by looking at ourselves as a 
nation that is all races, all languages, 
all cultures, yet still All American. 

platform. Bush was just an ordi- 
nary guy." 

Not everything at the Bush 
rally was sobering. Rick enjoyed 
"getting a chance to do what the 
professionals do and matching my 
work up with what they printed in 
the Chattanooga papers. I think it 
matched up pretty well." 

Rick's work has more than 
matched up this year. After a sopho- 
more stint and this year's post on the 
Accent staff. Rumor has it he'll be 
asked to stay on Accent for another 
year too. And who knows. This 
first-year senior may be one Mann 
who could make a career of it. ~Jd. 



James Dittes 
Assistant Editor 
Angie Coffey 

Ad Manager: Calvin Simmons Copy Editor: Acela Baglaj 

Sports Editor: Eric Johnson Typist: Jeannie Sanpakit 

Lifestyle Editor: Beth Mills Circulation: Greg Larson 
Photographer: Sean Pitman 

Photo Editor 

Rick Mann - 

Dr. Herbert Coolidge 

Staff Writers: Sabine Vatel, Brenda Keller, Michelle Lashier. Marca 
Age, and Andy Nash 

e official newspaper °f me Southern College Stud* 

,. -_.. jJZSI^ _..™, „.j, ct Thursday with u 

ie authors and d 

iation, is published 
exception of vacation. Opinions expressed in At cent are those 
necessarily reflect the v iews of the editor, The Southern College Student Associauu... 
Seventh-day Adventist Church or the advertisers. 

Accent welcomes your letters of opinion. Each entry must contain the 
name, address and phone number. Letters will be edited for space and clarity an 
be withheld. It is the policy of Accent to reject all unsigned letters. However, in SPJ 
cases, unsigned letters may be printed at the discretion of the editor. The deadl ' ne ^ | 
Friday before publication. Please place letters under the Accent office door or m 
Southern Accent, P.O. Box 370. Collegedale, TN 37315-0370 


i Lisa Norris will be on display in Brock Hail until March 15. 

ew art shown in 
rock gallery 


To see how Lisa's 
: to life, her sketch 
n display. 

I Lisa Norris and her father and Lisa has also shown her drawing 

Lpiration, C.B. Norris, will show in New York at the Parsons Gallery 
pieir art works in the Brock Hall Art and at the Association of Visual Arts 

tallery through March 15. 
I Lisa Norris graduated from Par- 
Ions School of Art and Design, in 
New York City in Decemberof 1991, 
kvith a bachelor's degree in fine arts. 
Ehe loves to draw still iifes and land- 

here in Chattanooga. 

Lisa Norris's father, C.B. Norris 
is a self taught artist and has been 
drawing most of his life. He draws 

mostlypeople, plants, and birds. His 
surrealistic drawings are brought to 

Icapes, calling them "ultra realistic life through his hand. 

lersonal visions." Lisa sometimes The gallery will be open until 

Iddsastoryforthedrawingstoshow March 15. 

English Dept raises ACT 
minimum for Comp. 101 

60 percent of students currently 
takingComp. 101 with EnglishACT 
scores of 1 5 earned a D, F, or W for 
their midterm grade. A score of 17 
separates those students who are truly 
remedial in their writing skills from 
those who have developmental needs. 

Making this change would prob- 
ably result in one additional section 
of Basic Writing each year. 

By David Curtis T| 

nge has been recom- 
mended by the English Department 
Pr the ACT cutoff for College Com- 
pilion 101 toberaisedfromascore 
l f 15 to 17. Students with scores 

!&a 17 would be required to take 

■c Writing. 

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Wellness club: 

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iJ^^^yMichaenRiles^ I 'Tm excited we got it off the 

Vr^^^^^^^^^^^^ mm ground," said junior Richard Arroyo, 

Vespers at Phil Garver's house president of the club. "A Wellness 

and a hike at the Ocoee River were Club was something that I had 

the first steps taken by the Wellness thought of since my freshman year." 

Club this semester. "Hopefully theclubwillir 

e there were clubs for other the participation and physical a 
i campus, Phil Garver, ity of the student body," added s 

Chairman of the P.E. Department, nior wellness major Eric Aakko. 
appointed five officers to form the 'This is something different l 

Wellness Club. The goal of the club 
is to make wellness a part of the 
community and school. "The mis- 
sion is to have fun by promoting a 
better lifestyle through mental, so- 
cial, spiritual, and physical activi- 
ties," said club vice president Shelly 

: exposure t 
"We have a lot of exciting things 
planned, not only for the wellness 
majors, but for the whole school," 
said Arroyo. "Wellness is not just a 
major. It is a lifestyle." 

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11 February 


Where in the world 
are former Physics 

| \ X By Sara Fox 

Opportunity only 
knocks once 

For people who have a class in the 
lower level of Daniell's Hall, they 
have seen the colorful bulletin board 
at the foot of the stairs. What is it for? 
Why is it there? 

The bulletin board isamap of the 
UnilcdStaies with colored pins show- 
ing where each physics graduate is 
living now. It was constructed by 
Dr. Hcfferlin, the chairman of the 
Physics department. 

Even though there arc almost 100 
pins on the board. Dr. Hefferlin says 
that he corresponds with all of them 
by notes, telephone calls, and elec- 
tronic mail at least once a year. "1 
enjoy talking with them," said 
Hefferlin. "they arc kind of like my 
kids." Hefferlincorresponds with the 
gradualesforotherreasons.too. "We 
(the Physics Department) want to 
know if we are preparing them for 
their careers, we want to learn from 
them what else we should do, and we 
want to urge them to help us find 

prospective students." 

After 37 years on the Southern 
staff, Hefferlin has seen many phys- 
ics majors graduate. Scott Puckett, 
who graduated in '92, is taking phys- 
ics in graduate school to become a 
surface physicist. Orville Bignall, 
who graduated in '86, has recently 
joined the staff at Southern and is 
leaching physics, Dr. Richert, an- 
other Hefferlin student, is teaching 
matheniatics at Southern. 

Dr. Roger Hall, who graduated 
with a physic degree in '67, was a 
student of Hefferlin's. "Hefferlin 
was the most outstanding teacher 1 
had," said Hall. After graduating 
from Southern, Hall went on to get a 
degree in Dentistry. "Southern's 
physics department has the stability 
and excellence few colleges have 
ever had. More people should take 
physics. Although it has the reputa- 
tion for being difficult, a lot of mod- 
em technology has come from phys» 
ics. If more people would just take 
one physics class, it would add en- 
joyment to life because they can un- 
derstand things a little better." 

Opportunities '93, a liberal arts ca- 
reer and graduate studies fair, is 
scheduled for Thursday, February 
18, at the Chattanooga Convention 
and Trade Center. 

Approximately 50 Employ- 
ers andgraduate schools from the tri- 
state and surrounding areas will be 
participating in the fair. All will 
have information tables, and some 
will conduct formal interviews with 
pre-screened students. Pre-registered 
organizations include Provident Life 
and Accident Insurance Company, 
Life Care Centers of America, the 
Hamilton County Department of 
Education, and Vanderbilt 
University's School of Nursing. In 
addition, workshops and group in- 
formation sessions will be offered 
during the fair. 

The seven colleges and uni- 
versities participating in Opportuni- 
ties '93 are Southern, Bryan (Day- 
ton), Covenant (Chattanooga), Lee 
(Cleveland), Tennessee Temple 

(Chattanooga), Tennessee Wesleyan 
(Athens), and The University of i^l 
South (Sewanee). Eachofthesefou 
year institutions has a strong libe^l 
arts tradition. 

"This is the fifth annual fair,'| 
said Linda Wiggins, coordinator of 
the fair for Tennessee Temple UniJ 
versity. "The number of panicipail 
ing students and employers in 
every year. We're looking forwart 
to our best fair yet." 

Information sheets on r 
graduate schools and employer 
posted on the bulletin board ou 
the Testing and Counseling Ceniel 
"Students should stop by and & 
what's available." says K.R. DaviJ 
director of the Center. "Opportunil 
ties '93 is a wonderful i 

The cost for attending ll 
fair is $5 per student. To registerl 
students should stop by the Testi™ 
and Counseling Center; to t 
more information, call 2782. 


By Chris Moore 

Computers con- 
nected in Brock Hall 

Expansion offers more access to Library 

the cafeteria, said Beckett. "The 
communications backbone linking 
up computers on campus to the 
library'scomputcrsismoving along," 
said Peg Bennett, library director. 

This service will give students 
more places where they can begin 
research other than the library. 

All of the catalogs and informa- 
tion databases on the library comput- 
ers arc now available on a campus- 
widecommunicationsnetwork. "It's 
just a matter of a department decid- 
ing to have the service installed and 
then coming to talk to us about it," 
said John A. Beckett, director of 
Computer Information Systems Ser- 
ine actual connection utilizes a 
new electronic device that uses ex- 
isting telephone I ines to transmit data. 
This alleviated the problem of dig- 
ging and running new wires, said 
Beckett. "The rewiring was avoided 
because of the high quality phone 
lines currently in use," said Burdick. 

Coming soon to a screen near you. 
McKce Library CD-ROM databases 
are now available for use in Brock 
Hall. And they will soon be at sev- 
eral other locations around campus. 
Brock Hall was one of the first 
buildings on campus to take advan- 
tage of this service. "The third floor 
computer lab next to the Business 
Administration offices has been con- 
nected to the services since Christ- 
mas," said Rich Burdick. The ser- 
vice is also connected to the offices 
of Business Administration, History, 
and English departments. 

This service will soon enable 
students to access the library's CD- 
ROM files from several locations 
around campus. Daniels Hall will 
probably be the next building con- 
nected to the service, said Burdick. 
Another place soon to be connected 
is the computer lab downstairs from 


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Black History Week: 

A celebration of history a celebration of culture 

tKT seeks harmony 
BHW activities 

By Sabine Vatel ! i 

Kappu Tau (Be Kind To One 
lother) Club is sponsoring the 
lack History Week at Southern. 

The week's emphasis will be 
jttemed after the nation's black 

Sistory Month which honors Blacks 
hose name and contributions aren' t 
■cognized as much as their white 
lunterparts in the mainstream of 
BKT-a black student association 
Id one of the first cultural clubs on 
le campus-hopes to "squeeze in" as 
fiuch black history as it can and 
reak down misconceptions between 
icraces. The club has gone through 
any changes in leadership in addi- 
m to being part of the CARE min- 
tries for the first time this year, 
iary Collins, the campus ministries 
ctor, feels that the role of an SDA 
»l is to "go out there and finish 
[God's] work". In order to ac- 
iplish this, people need to under- 
lain] each other and be unified, 
■ollins also said: "In a world of 
lie and racial tension, we need 
ty. BKT is a vehicle for that 

BKT's president, Trade John- 
added that it is a duty for a black 
erson to open people's eyes to the 
ilture that also makes up 
feerica. Some people say there 
toald be a 'white history month' 
«j white Americans are not the ones 
sing ignored." 

Heilange Celamy, a psychology 

Mem, said: "They [history books] 

the idea that blacks only helped 

blacks in history instead of a whole 

Everton Collins, BKT's VP, re- 
marked that just as it is everyone's 
duty to learn about the European 
culture, it is equally necessary to 
become familiar with all peoples who 
shape the U.S. today. "The spice of 
life is variety," he insisted. 

Dean Lydia Rose, one of the 
club's sponsors, chose the theme for 
the week of February 15 to 20: One 
God, one love, one people, one 

Johnson outlined some of the 
week's programs. For Thursday's 
assembly, BKT members and the 
BKT Ensemble will perform during 
Nevillon Meadows' multi-mediapre- 
sentation. On Saturday, Walter 
Artees of the Breath of Life minis- 
tries will speak during divine service 
at the Collegedale Church. 

Black History Week recom- 
mended reading-all books a\ ■ail- 
able alt McKee Library. 

Black Bov by Richard Wright 

Roll of Thunder. Hear Mv Cry by 

Mildred D. Taylor 

Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison 

Black Like Me by John Howard 


No Stranger Now by E.E. 

Diary o 

by James Haskins 

Why We Can't Wait by Martin 

Luther King 

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Poll finds student 
apathy toward BHW 

By Heilange Celamy, Tracie Johnson, and Sabine Vatel 

Students' responses to: How do you feel about Black 
History Week? 

38% For 
62% Against 

• If they want to be treated equally so badly, they -.tumid get nothing 
the white people don't. Equal means the same. No special privileges. 

• I think it has its place but NOT a whole week of honor! That causes 
more problem than it cures. 

• It's not worth the printer's ink on the calendar. 

• When 1 the Scandinavians ( ) Japanese came to these shores, they 

too were treated badly. They worked luird. pm thems elves ihnm^li 
school (. . .) no one owes us the things we want out of life. 

• If so, can we have the KKK here? 

• 1 believe thai it's important to keep die history of any 
I feel it's a very good idea. 

• I feel BHW is a necessity for both blacks and other races to enrich 
their knowledge of another race and eliminate some of the ignorance that 

It makes me proud that race other thai 

s recognized. 

I feel that until black history is rightfully integrated 
curriculum and practices (such as getting off school i 
birthday) It is a good thing. 

• "There must be a Black History Week, because < 
history year." 

i M.L. King's 

Cafeteria closed? 
Car out of gas? 


Sandutiches & Specials 


11 February 1993 


Some Battles Must Be Fought 

I am writing in response to your editorial published in the last edition of 
Accent, 28 Jan. 1993. In il you strongly urged that Christians should learn to 
be more peace loving and should find alternate solutions to war at all cost. 
This is very admirable and your article was a thoughtful insight that urges 
us all to take a closer look at ourselves. However, I would like to pose a 

Awhile back I was watching the news as the broadcaster announced that 
a woman in New York had been raped. So, women get raped in New York 
all the time and do not make the news, but this woman was raped in broad 
daylight, on a sidewalk, and on a busy street with lots of people watching. 
Not one person helped her even though she was screaming for help. 

Now, the question is, were there any "Christians" in the group? If there 
were, should the Christian be excused from helping the victim because he 
might have to take violent action against the rapist, possibly injuring or even 
killing him? Is this really a hard question? 

Likewise, should a Christian country like the United States of America 
have stood idly by and watched as Kuwait got "raped" by Iraq? Is war ever 

Sean Pitman 
Unfortunately your rape analogy is incorrect. The U.S. was hardly an 
innocent bystander when K await was "raped " // had been funding Iraq's 
war machine both legally and illegally iwth the full knowledge thatlraqwas 
an aggressive and terrorist nation. While no one , otdd he heartless enough 
to say such "rape" should be tolerated, neither can we justify defending a 
rape which could have been prevented 

Election Coverage was Flawed 


Recently I came across the Accent's "Pre-election edition" of October 
29,1992. You should becommendedforyourimplicit stand that the political 
process is a legitimate concern, even for Adventists. Politics is — when 
conducted properly — to society what sanctification is to a Christian : a 
continual striving for greater realization of our established moral ideals. 
Thus there should be no intrinsic conflict between religion and politics. For 
instance, any Christian should have been proud to have hadapart in enacting 
such fundamentally moral legislation as the Civil Rights Bill of 1964 and the 
Voting Rights Act of 1965. (Incidentally, it was fortunate for the nation that 
it had politicians of the right mettle at the tune since possibly a majority of 
Christians opposed both legislative initiatives. SMC was desegregated by 
politicians, not the saints.) Unfortunately, this moral dimension was 
missing in the Accent's election issue. The coverage was dominated by 
political banter and rhetoric and republicans whining about the lowest tax 
rates in the western world. Where was the Christian perspective? Where 
was the concern for the less fortunate, the poor, the downcast and the 
outcast? If politics simply becomes a cultivation of egotistical desires I 
agree with the traditionalists: stay away from it! 

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Sandvika, Norway 

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Fire alarms are crying wol 

Guest Editorial by Alicia Goree 

Fire drills are a fact of life. Fire safety laws require the drills 
school children aware of standard fire procedures. Every grade school kid J 
looks forward to them as an extra recess, or a way out of class. Howevet 
the collegiate level, where every minute is a valuable part of the day, thel 
students dread the torturous screech of the alarm. Like the boy who criedl 
wolf, the fire alarm system on campus, especially in Thatcher hall, isl 
disruptive and dangerous to the lives of the residents. 

False alarms are disruptive and annoying. When the little shepherd boyi 
jokingly cried wolf to the townspeople, the citizens were certainly partici-J 
pating in other important activities. Whatever it was, though, they had tc 
stop to save the little boy from the wolves. Similarly, the women of Thatcheif 
Hall and other Southern College students must cease bathing, sleeping, i 
studying every lime the fire alarm shrieks. The first alarm of the cum 
school year called me, dripping, from an early morning shower. A coupl^ 
of weeks later, the second alarm cried out to the sleeping residents at 
o'clock one cold. Sabbath morning. Disoriented and confused, I fell off oj 
my bed, the top bunk, and stumbled about my room like a chicken v 
head cut off. I have since been driven from my bathing, studying, sleepina 
and class nine or ten limes. Almost ail of those times were false alarms ol 
malfunctions in the system. Thus far, all the students have successfully! 
escaped the wrath of the non-existent blazes. 

Worse, though, than the annoyance and the disruptions, is the growma 
complacency toward the shrill alarms. After responding to an outrageoul 
number of false cries for help, the generous volunteers eventually stopped 
responding to the sheep herder. When dorm residents hear an alarm, they nr 
longer rush as if the building were engulfed in flames; instead each girl iake| 
her time, slowly preparing and moseying toward the fire doors. Someur 
girls wait and fix a sandwich or microwave abag of popcorn before they e 
I heard one girl say that she went back into the building to get her camera] 
She didn't want to miss a Kodak moment in case, by some miracle, ThatcheJ 
Hall really were going to go up in smoke. I, too, felt sure that there v, 

than enough time to get dressed, grab a snack, and phoi 

grabbing a jacket and escaping into the great outdoors. Eventually. m°sto | 
the dorm residents will grow callous to the screaming fire alarms. Then, c 
the event of a genuine fire, their lives may all be in grave danger. 

The little boy who cried wolf tested his friends one too many t 
Because of the boy's uncalled-for pranks, many sheep in his flock fell p^| 
to the wolves. I believe that the many fire alarms arc uncalled for and eve I 
dangerous to the lives of the hundredsof residents; we learned how to get ou ■ 

of burning buildings in elementary school. Although the shepherd en ■ 

i friend before] 

. nnK s | 

wolf for fun and the Southern fire alarm system is supposed to be for stu e | 
safety, their results prove much the s 

Accent needs your letters!^! 


11 February 1993 

I Campus reaches out 
to their own 

| by Michelle Lashier 

The Student Ministerial Asso- 
ciation has given birth to a new orga- 
zation called Reach Ministry. 

Reach Ministry is an on-campus 
oup visitation program designed 
■o "take care of our own," said Paul 
s leading out in the organization's 

Reach Ministry is students reach- 
e out to other students to help each 
fcther. Campolisaid "While at South- 
i , we're ripped out of our church 
nily and support group. [Reach 
nistrv) offers Christian friendship 
1 encouragement." 
Students interested in participat- 
ing sign up in a two-person which is 
lissigned 12 other students to visit, 
n will visit each of the 12 
[students once a month. 

According to Campoli, the key 
lof Reach is "trying to be a friend." 
|The teams want to be a source of 
I encouragement to the people they 

visit. "Our goal 
body." he said. 

Campoli stressed the fact that all 
conversations would be "strictly con- 
fidential." CARE, Campus Minis- 
tries, and the Chaplain's Office have 
offered their services to Reach in 
case any students express interest to 
the teams in outside help or counsel- 

The program is "Not very time 
intensive," Campoli said. He esti- 
mates the 1 2 visits will take a total of 
three or four hours a month. Since 
these visits are scheduled by those 
involved, they can be done at times 
convenient for the team and the per- 
son being visited. 

Students who signed up last week 
attended a one hour training session 
to learn how to listen and communi- 
cate effectively. 

Campoli said approximately 80 
people have signed up to participate 
in Reach. He would like to see over 
200 people join as team members. 

Travis Patterson hopes to share the goo( 
This would allow for at least 100 
teams which could effectively visit 
the entire student body. 

Team members, however, will 
not be left alone or unsupported in 
their ministry. Campoli said twelve 
group leaders who have experience 
in interpersonal ministry will serve 
as a source of support and informa- 
tion for the team members. 

So far, most the people who have 
signed up are religion majors, but the 
program is open to anyone. 

Accent on Religion by 
Shannon Pitman 

Campus Tidbits 

Feb. 15-20: Black History Week by Beta Kappa Tau 

Feb. 20th: Walter Arties will give the sermon at Collegedale 

Church followed by an afternoon concert. 
Who Cares^ : An outreach program organized by the CARE 

office. It's objective is to be the hands and feet of 

Jesus and introduce people to Him. It started Feb. 

7th. For more information contact the CARE 

Religious Tidbits 

■ A Baptist minister in Pensacola, Fla., is trying to do for church what 
McDonald's did for food. Fast church debuts at First American Baptist 
Quire* today. The Rev. Thaine Ford says his "Compact Mini 22-Minute 
Worship Service" will challenge an outdated tradition. In 22 minutes 
starting at 8 a.m., the Rev. plans to deliver a sermon, lead hymn singing, 
Scriptures, say prayers and have his congregation out the door. 

• A 

staggering 450,000 men, women and youth have their t 
'■& form membership of our church since 1950. Review 

■ Adventist TV Ministries gets over 200,000 viewer requests for 
erature each year, and it is estimated that they make tens of millions of 
contacts each week. Review 

n 1991, Adventist held 14 evangelistic campaigns and field schools 
35 gjj? 1 "- In 19 '2, we held 7 1 , and our membership has exploded form 
' to 70,000. Now, there are 90 more evangelistic campaigns 
P'wned for this year. Review 

a prospective friend. 

Campoli expects Reach to get 
underway as soon as teams are 
grouped and assigned students to 

Campoli is excited about Reach 
and the benefits it could bring to SC. 
"We're going out there to share 
Jesus," he said. He wants the pro- 
gram to grow until it reaches every 
student on campus and encourages 
any one interested to get involved. 
Those interested can contact Campoli 
or the SMA. 

Text of the Week - 

Dr. Derek Morris 

In recent months I have witnessed main i mrjcles of physcial, emotional and 
spiritual healing, and the passage in James 5:14-17 means more to me every 
day! The thrilling truih contained in this text is that healing in faith will make 
the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up. If He has committed sins, 
he will be forgiven." There is nothing tentative about this Word from the 
Lord. It doesn't say it might happen, or it could happen - it says it will 

We must conclude then, that, in response to the prayer of faith. God will 
give the healing that He ordains, ilui which is m h.imiom with His will and 
for our ultimate good. It may not always be the healing that we expect, but 
it will be the healing thai God knows is Best! And so we should ask for 
discernment to notice the marvelous work that H e has done. A person may 
be raised up immediately, over time, or not unti I the blessed resurrection, but 
His promise is sure. He will raise you up! A person who is physically or 
emotionally sick maybe restored lo health immediately, overtime, or may 
be healed in spirit and given strength and courage to bear the adversity in 
such a way that will bring honor and glory to God. This text also tells us that 
when we come in faith spiritual healing is guaranteed. The Word of God 
says, "If he has sinned, he will be forgiven." 

In reference to this sacred service of annointing, Ellen White writes "the 
divine Healer is present in the sick-room; He hears every word of the prayers 
offered to Him in the simplicity of true faith. His disciples today are lo pray 
for the sick, as verily as did the disciples of old. Andthere will be recoveries; 
'for the prayer of faith shall save the sick.'" 1 What a wonderful promise! 
And so I ask you the question that confronted me some months ago: "why 
is it that men are so unwilling to trust Him who created man, and who can, 
by a touch, a word, a look, heal all manner of disease! Who is more worthy 
of our confidence than the One who has made so great a sacrifice for our 
redemption? Our Lord has given us definite instruction, through the apostle 
James, as to our duty in case of sickness. When a human help fails. God will 
hpthr'hel peroiHisneople .-- Let's take God at His work! 

1 Ellen G. White, Gnspel Workers, p. 215. 

2 Ellen G. White, Th.» Faith [ live Bv. p. 3 15. 

Valentines Feature 

1 1 February 1993 


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Love. Heather & A 

Glad the Three f 

Heather & Aileen 

Just think, in three days it will all be ovei 
and we will be counting the final 27 month 
until the rest of our lives! Iloveyoul 
From your devoted FB 

To Daniel Joseph Warner. 

To the greatest big little brother in 
whole wide world. Happy Valentines E 

top! I'm trying to concentrate! (Back. 
r»ve.) Doritoes. turkey, f love you; 

Heather Coplin, 

SUGAR! Airfresher? Ahhh!!! Your 
right, it does splash! "Very good" 1 love 
you; Hedder 
From the 3rd ami go, 

The"BRUH" Brothers 

Wc couldn't have picked a better bunch 
of "STIFFS" to hang around with. Happy 

I'm so lucky to have someone as wor 
derful as you to spend my life with. I lov 
you very much, Happy Valentines! 
Love always, ADC 

Dear Sparky, 

FiilcsetGarconsiscalling! Valentine' 
Day is coming soon! Hello, get-a-clue! 
Love, the 3 Yellow Roses 

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P.S. You might a: 

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I'm glad things between us were "mi 
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venturousman ofyourdreams! (Whoeve 

Dear Funny Bunny, 

Thank you for the two best yi 
life! TdliketogiveyouthebestyearsofyoJ 

Happy Valentine's Day! 
understanding keeps me moving onward 
and upward. Thank you. You are my life. 
Love always. Wcndi 

Love, Heather & A 

To my darling PB; 

If St. Valentine were still alive, he'd be 
almost as happy as I am about this weekend! 

Becky Elaine Byers, 

] love being friends with you! 

Happy Valentine's Day! 
— Love, Timothy 


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Valentines Feature 

11 Febnuuy 1993 

>hing you the Love of Life! 
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| Mom & Dad 

jpy Valentine's Day. Thanks for 
ne the love and care you have. I 

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Bertha & Fanny, 

Happy Love Day! 
— Young Hee Chae 

Jada & Anthony, 

May you always be in love, 
— Young Hee 

Dearest Jason Wilhelm. 

I admire your warm face and I feel an 
aura of beauty fill the air asyou stride down 
the promenade. If you feel the same way, let 

Thanks for being a great brother 
spending time wiih mc when uiuumi' 

As the sun flows through your locks of 
hair, I am melted into subjection. If it 
weren't for the rose there would be nothing 
to compare your beauty with! 
— MeLori C. 

Speed down the Love Zone! 
—Young Hee Chae 

Heidi and Theresa, 

You are special and d 
— Young Hee Chae 

You're a hard habit to break. We've 
mea long way in our relationship, and it'; 
en worth it. Remember I'll always love 
ii from now till eternity. 

With all my love. April 26, 1990 tc 

| Sieve &Shawna, 

Happy 1st Valentine's Day married. I 
»e you both with all of my heart and can't 


Wishing you a happy Valentine 
Thanks for being my best friend. 

To former Korean Club members, 

Be my Valentine! 
—Young Hee Chae 


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Susan & Karen, 

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Be a note in a song of Urn. 
—Young Hee Chae 

Thummy — 

I'd love to touch thesky...doyou think 
we should take the stairs? 
All my love. 
— Rebecca 


You're a great, sweet, lovable friend. 
Have a very memorable, happy Valentine's 


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Happy Valentin 

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Thanks! You; 
— Young Hee Chat 

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Though I am far away, my h 
«atsforyou. It's so cold here with 
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I love you three musketeers! 
— Young Hee Chae 

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SCSA Platforms 

David Beckworth- 

lion driven lo lead the student body and 

mi...: ■ .lull;, liillllllli' II rii.'i.j.l . ' ■ ! ' I ( ■ r 1 1 j, ;ire 

those mecharacteristics of a successful S.A., 
but of a student body that desires a year of 
promise. And the only means to this end is 
careful selection of S.A. officers. 

My fellow constituents, we arc that 
student body and it is our responsibility to 
ensure our SA. is assigned qualified and 
driven officers. I, David Bcckworth in pur- 
suit of the S.A. Presidency, submit to you 
that I am qualified and driven, and share 
these same objectives of you the student 

My qualification is simply experience. 
I've been a S.A. Senator and more recently 
the S.A. Parliamentarian. Working in both 
the legislative and executive branch as pro- 
vided the S.A.; the working relationships 
between the executive S.A. and the college 
administration. Understanding this corpo- 
rate culture is the key factor in an efficiently 
run S.A. 

Aside, from S.A., one of my biggest 
assets is that I have been one of you, a 
student at Southern College for three years. 
These years of experience have made mc 
realize the diverse spiritual, social, and aca- 

Knowlcdgc of this diversity will help me 

The office of S.A. President lakes a 

Matthew Whitaker- 
Executive V.P. 

You Are The Voice. How? you might ask. 
Simple. You as students have privilege and 
responsibility to elect executive officers as 
senators to represent you in the Southern 
College Student Association. AsExecutivc 
Vice President I would consider it a privi- 
lege to carry your voice to [he many differ- 
ent aspects of this college. 

During my past two years at Southern I 
have been able to participate in the S.A. in 
more than one way. Last year, as a fellow 
student , I was able to observe and take pan 
in the many activities mat the SA presented 
on this campus. This year, as a senator, I 
have been fortunate to work closely with the 
current S A. officers, as well as serve in the 
senate as an active representative for you. 
Serving on the Student-Faculty Relations 
Committee and the Ethics Committee has 


and drive to meet the challenges and respon- 
sibilities 1 will encounter as S.A. President. 
! believe ilial in whatever you do, do it well, 
and the results will bercwarding. In the case 
of S.A. President, the rewarding result will 
be good student morale and a successful 

dividuals will desire ti 
desire to lead by making a 

February 18 to vote David Bcckworth. 

well as the faculty, on many 
different issues. 1 believe my active role on 
these committees, as well as working with 
the rest of the S.A. has given me the experi- 
ence needed to coordinate a Senate that is 
active and one thai will carry your voice. 

My goals for next year arc high, yet 
achievable. I believe that the Senate must 
lake a more active role in the students lives 
and help them be aware of what is happen- 
ing on our campus. I co-authored a bill this 
school year that would require each Senator 
to be more readily available to each of you 
so that you can voice your concerns, as well 
as vnur sukieesLions lo the Student Associa- 
tion. I plan to cany this further next year in 
servingas Chairman 1 of the Senate. We must 
explore new possibilities and expand the 
important role this Student Association can 

Remember, You Are the Voice — the 
voice in elect qualified an able Student As- 
soc iauon office rs and Senators to serve you. 
I v.i Hili. In Lite myself in carrying your Voice 
to the S .A . and Fac ulty , as we strive to make 
'93-"94 a productive year. 

Matthew Niemeyer- 
Executive V.P. 

As a member of the student body of 
Southern College you will soon be electing 
new S.A. officers for next year. This is an 
important decision that will significantly 
affect your life at Southern College. To 
make a well informed decision there are 
several questions you must ask, 
QUESTIONS'- Why should I vote Matthew 
Niemeyer for S.A. Executive Vice Presi- 
dent? What are his qualifications? What 
new ideas does he have for Southern next 
year? And finally, the often unasked ques- 
tion, why is he really running for S.A. Ex- 
ecutive V J.? This is specifically designed 
to help you answer these questions. 
ANSWERS- Serving as S.A. Vice Pres. at 
Forest Lake Academy during my senior 

insight. In addition to this I have learned 
much while serving in the positions of 
Freshman Class Pres.. Boys' ClubPres.,and 
as Head RA in the Forest Lake Academy 
men's dorm. Also, I have gained valuable 
knowledge this year as an active Senator in 
precincttfl3hcrc at Southern College. Over 
the last semes terasasena tori have witnessed 
the duties of our present Executive Vice 
President and I have become familiar with 
Senate Vice President. Why do I want 
to be executive V. President next year? 
Because I want to make the change, a change 
that will lake place socially, culturally, and 
spiritually. Hnw? Socially, because of my 
previous experience, I will be able to assist 
not only with hard work but also with new 
and fresh ideas. Culturally, I would like to 
see a stronger promotion of speakers and 
artists. Spiritually, through the promooon 
nf speakers, C.A.R.E. Ministries and other 
similar organizations, I would like lo see a 
moving of the Holy Spirit on our campus. 
I will make a difference, a change, thai 
through your help will impactpositivcly this 
campus-socially, culturally, and spiritually. 

I realize that getting a good educai 
and studying hard is a priority, but sol 
being a well-rounded and socially at 
person. There are four dimen 
balanced college life: spiritual, intellect 
physical, and social-THE FOURTH D 
MENSION. Creating that dimension fori 
college is the job of the Social Vice-Pi 
dent-a job that, with your panic ipation an 
help, I can fulfill . 

My qualifications for l 
comes from hands-on experience. MySi 
nior year in high-school 1 served m 
Secretary and Girls' Club Music Drrecirjl 
This past year I was privileged to panicipa 
in the S.C.S.A Senate and had theopp 
nity to get involved with the organ 
sideofS.A. That experience has given nj 
ideas and insights needed for future so 
activities 1 can identify with wh; 
want in S.A. social activities. 

As Social Vice-PresidentI w 
tinue variations of ideas that you, the 3 
dents, enjoy, (such as the S.A. DobberO 


Southern College students. I would lite! 
implement changes in social a 

unique and innovative twisi to traditiwl 
events, like the Welcome back Party, (| 
January S.A. Party, and the Valentin 

Through it all, the students at S 
an rest assured thai next year will 
est mix of new and old. So give your; 
/hat you deserve and stop living a 3-D 111 
oie Jamie Kim forSocial Vice-Presiden( 

Jill Sasser-Social VP 

Fellow Students, 

I am running for Social Vice for the 93- 
94 school year. I know this is a tough 
position lo fill, and I am running because I 
feci u is imponani to have someone in office 
who is dedicated to fulfilling ihc warns and 
expectations of uie siudent body. 

I have been involved in planning social 
activities in the past, most recently I am a 
Collegiate Missions Club officer, and this 
year I coordinated, and decorated the Inter- 
national Food Fair. 

My greatest goal for next year is to 
continue the SC tradition of fun and exciting 
social activities. Further more I have some 
new ideas that will involve and appeal to ihc 
entire studentbody lhat will make next year 
an exciting one. 

This is our school and I want your input 
on what you want to happen. Everyone 
wants to lookback on iheir college days and 
remember the "good rimes." and together 

SCSA General 

February 18 . 

Don't forget to 


(J February 1993 


If given the opportunity to as- 
le the position of Southern Memo- 
s editor, my goal would be to ac- 
irately record not only the faces 
|d events of the 1993-1994 aca- 
: year, but also to capture the 
liique spirit of SC students. 

1 am qualified for this position 
)r many reasons. To begin with, I 
febeen extensively involved with 
■■earbook publications for the past 
tr years. I edited my academy's 
Itarbook. In addition to yearbook my English major, and 
Public relations minor have taught 
iety of journalism techniques 
Including graphic design and layout. 
Wave all, I am willing to work hard 
fed devote myself to the success of 
Eoulhere Memories, and the Student 



Social V. Pres* 

I, Avery McDougle, believe I 
hold the right tools to successfully 
handle the office of student associa- 
tion vice president. These skills are: 

1. Proficiency in organization 

2. Extensive planning experiences of 
student-wide events 

3. Enjoyment for 

The main goals I want to accom- 
plish are very simple: 

1. Togeneratemoreschoolspirit 

2. To provide better communi- 
cations between the S. A. officers and 
the students 

3. To have activities geared to- 
ward a widervariety of student tastes 
and preferences. 

How can I make next year's so- 
cial activities better? Simply by 
working my hardest for you. I want 

to help you run YOUR S.A., Your 
Way. Southern College students, 
this is your student association. You 
hold the power to choose your lead- 
ers. You decide on how your S.A. 
will tum out. With our ideas we will 
take SouthernColleges social activi- 
ties boldly where no school has gone 
before. I welcome the opportunity 
and great responsibility. 

Having had extensive experience 
in my academy's student associa- 
tion, I am seasoned for the task ahead 
of me. I have held the office of 
Spiritual Vice-President, Youth to 
Youth leader. Class Officer and nu- 
merous other positions. 

The Social Vice-President should 
be the spokesperson for all members 
of the student body. He represents 
their voice in the planning and ex- 
ecution of all social events and ac- 

There is a old Chinese proverb 
that states, " The longest journey 
begins with the first step." 

We have a long way to go. I 
won't guarantee you specific prom- 
ises, for I have seen so many guaran- 
tees fade away like the sunset. But 
what I can do is promise you that if 
elected, I will start with the neces- 
sary small steps. Small steps in my 
planning ability, ingenerating school 
morale, and in opening up a better 
communication system for you. 
Small steps in planning ; 





' j "| JL ^-'- , moiions and experiences 

are unique and very special for 

F» one of us. We all study, work. 


P ™ 1 - a" nighl for [hose tests that 

C, T 10 D0 P fromoutof the blue 

r«E" all this we are making 

™°n=stha,mayneverbe repeated 

in our lives. I like to think that 

berry Festival was created for 

^"ii.o E eir eSmewhiiewe 

My name is Trent Taglavore, and 
that is what I would like to do for 
each of you in 1 994. I would like to 
help you recreate your memories as 
vividly as possible through the cre- 
ative blending of images and sound. 
I began learning about photography 
when I was twelve years old, and 
since then I have either produced or 
co-produced approximately 23 multi- 
projector slide shows. I still love to 
see the expression on people's faces 
when they see themselves on the big 

I have become well acquainted 
with festival Studios this school year 
as the current assistant producer and 
director of photography. This has 
given me the opportunity to become 
familiar with many of the skillful 
photographers and creative individu- 
als that we have here on our campus. 
Due to these experience, I hope to 
create a successful show next year by 
combining these talented peopleinto 
a team that can help you to relive 
those memories which you treasure 
most. You have made a large invest- 
ment by coming to SC, and you de- 
serve something in return. So please 
support meas the producer of Festi- 
val Studios, and relive the best limes 
of your life. 

Andy Nash, 
Accent editor 

(A few of you have asked if the 
story I told last week about my friend 
Pong was real. No, it was not. Sorry 
ii I mislead you.) 

Though I Find it a bit unexciting to 
run against no one for Accent Editor 
1993-94, 1 am excited about the op- 

As a journalism (and now an 
English) major, I have contributed 
regularly to past Accents as religion 
editor, staff writer, "Thailand corre- 
spondent," and columnist, f have 
devoted many hours to this paper — 
all for the experience, all for free-and 
now 1 feel ready for something more. 

My goal - a creative, consistent, 
and well-executed college newspa- 

The above, though, depends on a 
well -organized and dedicated staff. 
Let me know if you are interested in 
contributing as an editor, writer, typ- 
ist, artist, or photographer. 

Kimberly Day, 
Joker editor 

I, Kimberly Day, wish to be 

elected to the position of Joker editor 
because I have past experience, 1 will 
try to make change where needed, 
and I believe in the importance of the 

In order for me to run for Joker 
editor, I realize I must have some 
experience in a similar area. I be- 
lievelamqualifiedfomejob. Ihave 
had two years of experience working 
on a high school yearbook (my jun- 
ior year I was assistant editor and my 
senior year I was editor). While I 
worked on the yearbook, I learned 

some valuable skills that could eas- 
ily be applied to the Joker. I learned 
to use the computer well and there- 
fore know such programs as 
I also learned layout and design as 
well as how to work with photo- 
graphs. Because of my past experi- 
ence, I believe 1 am qualified. 

Secondly, I am willing to change 
in any areas that need changing. The 
Joker is a good book already, but as 
with anything, it could always be 
better. When anyone brings me a 
new idea, or I notice something I 
think could be done better, I will not 
hesitate todo every thing inmy power 
to make those changes. An editor 
needs to be open to new suggestions 
and I believe I am. 

Lastly, I would like to say that 1 
belive in the Joker itself. A good 
Joker is a positive influence on the 
student body. If mistakes are kept 
minimal and the book has enough 
creativity to make it interesting, 
people will think betterof the school. 
As Joker editor, I would try my best 
to make the book better. 

For the above listed reasons, I 
belive I am qualified, changeable, 
and have enough interest in the Joker 
to do well as the editor. 


Page 12 

Super Bowl Wrap-up 

Super Fan Chris Stokes reflects 
gleefully on the Dallas Cowboys' 
52-17 victory over Buffalo. 

YeeHaw! How 'bout ihem Cowboys? Yep, the Dallas Cowboys are back 
on top ol" the football world, and they did il by beating — no, by creamii 
no, by destroying — no. by just kicking the Buffalo Bills' fannies all 
Pasadena. The Boys brought the trophy home "Big D" style. And "Big 
D" doesn't stand for "Big Dallas", it stands for BIGTIME DEFENSE! 

The Cowboys came to Pasadena with the NFL's #1 defense, and they 
left in the same fashion, no doubt about it. 

Going in, Dallas knew they could put points on the boards, but the 
question was how the Cowboys would slop the Bills* high octane offe 
"How did they do it?" I'll give twelve reasons. 

1 ) Dallas eliminated Jim Kelly, thanks to Mr. Ken Norton, Jr. 

2) They snuffed out Thurman Thomas's fire. The only heat here 
how Thomas went down in flames. 

3) They stopped the Bills inside the 5-yard-line twice. 

4) Dallas caused a turnover. 

5) Yet another turnover . . . 

6) . . . and another . . . 

7-12) You guessed it— more turnovers. 

The Bills should invest in some stick'um. The game was dominated 
by the Cowboys from the end of the first quarter until the fat lady sang. 

I really feel sorry for all those football fans out there who tuned in to 
see aclose game. The most excitement they had all night was the Michael 
Jordan/Larry Bird Big Mac commercial. Other than that, this game could 
have been boring — unless you were a Bills fan. in that case the game 

But for myself and other die-hard Dallas fans, this was the greatest 
game I've ever seen . . . until next year's Super Bowl. 

11 February 1993 

993 || 

More than just a game 

Southern students travel to 
Oakwood College Saturday night 
with a lot to prove— and a lot to gain. 



Southern basketball players 
head to Oakwood College this 
weekend for sports and fellowship. 

Two Southern teams of ten 

I Will V 

t the 

college in Huntsville, Alabama for 
more than just a basketball game. 

"It's a cultural experience," 
saidjuniorDavidBeckworth. "Plus, 
we want to prove that we can play as 
Christians and shake hands 
afterwards, even though there's been 
a rivalry before." 

This rivalry has cost the game 
official sponsorship by Southern's 
P.E. Department. 

"Some people say you can't 
have a friendly game," said 
sophomore Reggie Brown. The 

Saturday event will emphasize| 
sharingand sportsmanship. Southern 
basketball players will joi n Oak woodl 
for Sabbath Vespers. Before lhe| 
game. Southerners will join i 
Oakwood tradition by exchanging! 
school T-shirts and having prayei 

The men's team, under thJ 
leadership of Brown and juniol 
Donnie Baguidy.has been practicing 
for a month for the Oakwood gamel 
Practices were held in the j 
Spalding Elementary School in ordel 
not to involve the SC P.E| 

Despite the 
Beckworth sees a greater re 
play at Oakwood. "We'll havel 
accomplished something," he said,! 
"if we can go away as friends and! 
Christians, win or lose. That's whai| 
we want to prove Saturday night. 1 ' 


Semifinals: Thursday February 18 
Finals: Saturday February 20 

Accent Athlete of the Week 
Chad Perry 


By Michael Riles 

Junior Chad Perry 
Athlete of the Week. Perryplaysthe 
position center for his basketball 
team. "Islartedplayingaboutseven 
years ago," said Perry. "That was 
my freshman year in academy." 

Perry plays for Donnie Baguidy's 
AA league team. Even though 
Perry's team stands 2 and 4, the 
statistics ring true: He leads in field 
goals with a 64% average, and he is 
the third leading scorer in 
intramurals, with 24.2 poinlsagame. 

Perry plays with good sports- 
manship according to his teammates. 
He plays with the persistence of any- 

Chad Perry 
one who loves to play basketball; 
and he takes it all the way to the 
hoop. That is why Perry is Athlete of 
the Week. 









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News of the Weird 

by Chuck Shepherd 


— In a recent Canadian govern- 
ment book offering lips to newly arriv- 
ing immigrants, authors thought it nec- 
essary to give specific advice against 
being late to school or work and against 
public displays of affection, breast- 
feeding, urination and defecation. 

— Pre-Christmas-week paychecks 
were delayed fo 2.600 Postal Service 
employees in the Hampton Roads. Va., 
area. The checks had been mailed from 
the Minneapolis check-disbursing fa- 
cility but were delayed "somewhere in 
Virginia," according to postal ufncials. 
Because of the delay, employees were 
unable 10 deposit the checks before the 
Christmas holiday. 


— Eric F. Murillo, charged with 
shunting his fourth wife to death in 
Fayclteville. N.C.. in July, said it was 
an accident. Murillo received proba- 
tion for the accidental shooting death 
of his first wife 21 yearsago. Wife No. 
2 supposedly committed suicide. Wife 
No. 3 divorced Murillo after he put a 
loaded .357 Magnum in her mouth and 
threatened to kill her. M urillo acknowl- 
edged llial 1 lie circumstances "look ter- 
rible" bul said thai he was just unlucky. 

— In November, the Vermont Su- 
preme Court ordered to trial a handi- 
cap-discrimination lawsuit by em- 
ployee Mary Hodgdon against the 
Mount Mansfield resort, the resort, 
which was trying to improve its image 
in 1987 to four-star status, fired 
Hodgdon because she refused to wear 
her false teeth, which she said were 
painful. Wrote the resort management, 
"Employees [are J evix-ctedtohave teeth 
and wear them daily to work." 

— Michelle Rardin, 36, ticketed for 
driving XOmph in Hcvron.lnd.. in July, 
told patrolman Randy Komisarchik that 
when the oil-warning light came on in 
her dashboard, she felt she had to race 
home "before the car blew up." 

— Delano Brugguier, 23. denied 
he was attempting to break into Sid's 
Liquors in Sioux Falls. S.D., in June 
when he was discovered stuck in the 
store's chimney. Rather, he said, he 
had passed out on the roof and, being a 
fitful sleeper, had merely rolled into 
the chimney. 

— Richard Usher Jr.. was arrested 
in Decatur, Ga., in June for bigamy 
when his wife (Evelyn Deloris) found 
out, via an insurance payoff, that an- 
other Mrs. Richard Usher Jr. (Evelyn 
Nelms, whom he had married in 19XS) 
had just passed away. Wrote Detective 

C.E. Bolson in his report, "the only 
explanation [Usher) could offer was 
that he did not remember marrying 
[Evelyn Nelms]." 


Wesley Nunly, 73, recently de- 
clared that the S 10,000 concrete slab he 
built on his property near Dallas was 
open for business as "UFO Landing 

base 1 ." He said it has been a dream j 
his "for decades" to have alier 
his properly — even though the Ian J 
ing pad is located in a quarry and j 
surrounded by mud much of the veal 
Nunley's best friend told the Dalli 
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On this cold but sunny midwin- we have a romantic lot though? (shaped like a bear and attached to a 

day your columnist is finding it ^ WhUestrolling down to Brock red Toyota and a strange red round 
anyjreople, ,but objectpiercedbyatriangle). Mostof 
these cars can only reach Industrial 
Dr. by going out through the inter- 
section in frontof Service — this gives 
some reason forthese ubiquitc 

fficult to brave the elements since Hall, I didn 

is in the final stages of recovery spotted the following birds: House these 
ipefully) from the flu. So, in the Finch, Mockingbird, Robin, Blue- 
n't of this condition and the sea- bird,GreatBlueHeronsoaringover- 
i,we'llstayinsideandaskaround head (I wonder if this is the sams 
find out what Valentines various heron that patrols Dr. Nyirady's es- 
jviduals would like to send to a tate),aSongSparrowsinginglustily 
ffi, relative, or whatever. Jason and a whole flock of Dark-eyed Jun- 
iwski is sending a bag of pennies cos. Amazing what you can see ir 
Congress; Chris Port wishes she just a few minutes (and I didn't even 
uld send her husband a one-way have my binoculars nor was I wear- 
ticket form California to Chat- ing my good-luck yellow jacket). 
iMga; while Dr. Bill Hayes is anx- In the parking lots behind Lynn 
is to send Charles Darwin a sack- Wood Hall and the newly-con- 

I of rattle-less rattlesnakes (that'll structedtiersof parking lots between HerbieGoesBananasfthts; 

atrick!); Suzy Mazat thinks she'll Brock Hall and the Service Dept. I thing to do with Dobber's Donu'ls), 

id Ross Perot a pair of ear-muffs checked out these plates from "for- (2) a big splash for the Valentine's 

;tra-large);FranklinFarrowwants eign states": Florida, Maryland, Illi- Banquet on Feb. 14 at the Walker 

send first-lady Hilary Clinton a nois, Texas, Arkansas (no likeness Co. (GA.) Civic Center. This is to 

-and-hers desk set for the oval ofCIintonhasbeensuperimposedon thetuneof$30percoupleandthey're 

ice(Well!).And,soitwent. Don't them yet). Northwest Territories going to elect a Courtesy King and 

alvin and Hobbes 

Comics etc, 

February 1993 

M ong the Promenade ... in February 

I noticed that Matt 
Niemeyer has managed to get his 
huge campaign posters (in various 

colors) strategically placed in all sorts 
of places. 

I also did my monthly survey of 
the SCSA bulletin board down by the 
fountains. There were two posters 
up: (1) an advertisement for 

Queen and "everything." OK. 

Haven't made any comments on 
what people are wearing on this cold 
afternoon — mostly bungly, puffy 
jackets in black, purple, and teal. But 
what's this? Here comes a zany 
athlete clad in shorts and a T-shirt 
only. He's simply tearing down the 
promenade. Maybe he's just emerged 
from a sauna and plans to roll in pine 
needles (Norwegian style) before he 

gets fully dressed. Well time's 

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Coming Events 


On February 1 8 at 7:30 p.m., 
H. Paul Buchheim will lec- 
ture on "paleoecology & 
Pulcoenvironmenl of An- 
cient LakcGosiute in South- 
western Wyoming. 1 ' This is 
presented as a part of the 
E.O. Grundset Lecture Se- 
ries, and will take place in 
Lynn Wood Hall Audito- 

On Monday, February 15 at 
8 p.m., Don Gibert. trea- 
surer for the SDA Church 
speak for the Anderson Lec- 
ture Series in Brock Hall 
338. His topic will be "Fi- 
nancing the World-wide 
SDA Church.'' 

Pastor Nevtlon Meadows 
will speak for assembly on 

Thursday, February 18 as 
part of SC's Black History 
Week. His topic is "Keep 
Your Kees Dirty." 

[-Theater — u 

The Signal Mountain 
Playhouse presents Harvey , 
the story of a man and his 
imaginary friend. Perfor- 
mances will be at the Signal 
Crest United Methodist 
Church beginning February 
12, Tickets are $15.00; call 
886-5243 for more informa- 

The Cumberland County 
Playhouse in Crossville, 
Tenn. , presen ts You're A Good 
Man, Charlie Brown through 
March 17. Call $84-5000 for 
performance times and ticket 

begins a "self-images" series 
focusing on the use of art as 

therapy. Viewings are from 
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Feb- 
ruary 19. Call 698-2400. 

[Museums^ L^m^^^J 

^^^^^^^^■^■^H An Ebony Fashion Fair 

The Chattanooga African 


present "African Americans 
who Helped to Change the 
World-Therc's a Message in 
History" throughout the month 
of February. Call 267-1076 

An Ebony Fashion Fair 
will be held at the Memorial 
Auditorium on Wednesday, 

February 24 a 1 

is to benefit the ChattanoJ 

Chapter of the NAACP- 1 

more information, pleasej 

Theatre i 
757-5042 for more it 

lion or tickets. 

The Will Ro pgre Fnl. 
lies will be playing through 
February 14 at the Tennes- 
see Performing Arts Center 
in Nashville. Tickets range 
from $21 to $41; call 741- 

"Works of Heart," an 
exhibition by 70 Chattanooga- 
area artists, is being presented 
by the Mental Health Asso- 
ciation at Market Court. It 

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i way of speakmg unique to a particular region or group, v.t.2. to pronounce with prominence 

jcsa^ the official Southern College student newspaper. 

w for Southern College's pro- 
:lion of Rodger's and 

fcammerstein's, The Sound of 

Music. Tickets are $6 per seat. 

Ihow times are: 

Liurday, March 13 at 8 p.m. 

■unday, March 14 at 7:30 p.m. 

Ifonday, March 15 at 7:30 p. 

Bury, tickets are going fast! 

JTUDENTS is sponsored 

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organization which 
s the syndicated TV 



fcoseup." Cash prizes are 
i, $2,000 and $1,000 
Hbrthe top three winners and 
"wards of $500 each for the 
five students receiving hon- 
ntions.The theme 
;"0ne person can make a 

Spring has 
sprung for 

M f By James 


i." For applicatio 
- contact Accent. 

MS SERIES - in which the Jun- 
i again! Donny Baguidy 
5 MVP (again). 

Toulhem lost to Oakwood College 
■W Saturday, Feb. 13. A pro- 

Jwed story in Accent on which 
fr«ld have exploredwhetherorm 

<* learn had fulfilled its goals w; 

foiled by the administration. 


W® Plans from 1978 are unco' 

■•"l and analyzed. pg. : 



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"Wo call (407) 824^1321. 

SMcDougal, Whitaker win 
contested SCSA offices 
Beckworth glides into presidency 
r-TS l 

, J y By Alicia Goree \\ 

Over 601 students voted in SCSA their positions after graduation, and 

elections Feb. 18, choosing Matt they plan to carry on the positive 

Whitaker for Executive Vice Presi- aspects of the SCSA. "The SCSA 

dent and Avery McDougle for Social has done a lot," said Beckworth, "and 

Vice President in the only contested 1 want to continue what it has done." 

categories. "There are certain things thathave 

David Beckworth, SCSA Presi- to be carried out," he added. "I think 

dent-elect, wonan unchallenged vie- Krisi Clark has done a good job with 

tory. So did Andy Nash, for Accent that. 1 want to try to do the same." 

editor; Jacque Branson, Memories Thenewofficersarealreadyplan- 

editor; Kim Day, Joker editor, and ning for next year. "I feel really 

TrentTaglavoreforFestivalStudios. good," said McDougle, "and I'm 

ran uncontested. looking forward to the great chal- 

Unlike the uncontested races, lenge." 

Whitaker and McDougle won very I'm beginning to feel the pres- 

close races. Whitaker won by eight sure right now," said Beckworth. 
lot of little things I've 


; over freshman Matthew 
^Niemeyer; and McDougle won by 
[twelve over junior, Jamie Kim. 

Despite the small number of con- 
' tested positions, turnout was heavier with a tt 
. than in recent years. Last year only and get 
fc38 1 students voted. 



it appoint four offices, 

h a tentative budget for next year 

know the other officers. 

ittie overwhelming," 

"Even though we didn't have a Beckworth added. 
[ lot of competition; I think we have a "I feel very positive and optimis- 

' said Calvin Simmons, tic about next year," said Dr. Bill 

|Senate elections committee chair- Wohlers, Dean of Students. "I'm 

"They're not just competent, looking forward to working with 
k They're also high quality.' 
officers wil 

them all. The students should feel 
i about next year's SCSA." 

Instead of counting the snow- 
flakes of February, Southern students 
are counting robins and daffodils. 

Only three weeks after 
Puxatawney Phil, the "official" 
American groundhog, saw his 
shadow and declared six more weeks 
of winter on the way, temperatures 
have soared, pushing 70 degrees lor 
the third weekend in a row. 

"Spring is here!" noted Sharron 
Watson, a junior business adminis- 

With snow covering the rest of 
the nation, the Southeast has enjoyed 
temperatures that were six degrees 
above normal in December and over 
eight in January. February will cer- 
tainly improve on those averages. 

Senior Joe Ellsworth was a little 
more cautious. "Spring is on the 
doorstep,"he said, "but it's not ready 
to come in yet." There are crocuses 
growing on Taylor Circle and daffo- 
dils along the promenade. "And 
miniskirts," added senior computer 
major Ron Miller. 

And there are robins too. 
"We've had a lot of robins mi- 
grating through," said Southern's 
most celebrated bird watcher, Dr. 
E.O. Grundset. 

Robins aren't the only signs of 
spring flying through. Grundset spot- 
ted sandhill cranes, bluebirds, cedar 
waxwings and, he noted, the number 
of ducks floating on Lake 
Chickamauga is diminishing as they 
fly north. Maple trees and willows 
are also in bloom, as are some dande- 

But birds and blooms are not 
concretesignsofspring. "[Thetem- 
peratures] may even out," said 
Grundset. "It's not so much the 
temperature but the increase in day- 
light hours that is the certain sign of 

The days are getting longer, and 
getting hotter— just in time forSpring 

Page Two 

Page 2 

24 February 1993 I 


|ly James Dittes, Accent Editor 

So often "Page Two" is used 10 
criticize local or national trends, but 
the time has come for a commenda- 
tion. In my three years here at South- 
ern, beginning in 1989-90, I have 
seen few campus organizations make 
as dramatic and positive a change as 
Beta Kappa Tau has in these last two 

This past Black History Week at 
SC was the high point of a year that 
has seen a remarkable transformation 
of BKT from a small culture club to a 
campus-wide organization meeting 
more needs than just those of blacks. 

The most obvious thing 1 remem- 
ber about Black History Weeks of 
recent years is they were all black- 
not that that is bad of course. After51 
weeks of studying American history 
that is unashamedly white, it is al- 
ways refreshing to get another per- 
spective — especially when that race's 
American history goes back almost 
as far as anyone else's version. Every 
night, worship was held by a black 
student or guest. Assemblies, from 
the scripture and prayer to the speaker 
were all black. And on Friday nights. 

About Accent 

Even before last week's SCSA 
elections made it official, Andy 
Nash, Accent editor-elect, was 
tabbed as the editor-to-be. 

Finding outexactly when he was 
tabbed is hard to find. Andy, a 
junior English/Journalism major 
from Orlando, Florida, has been 
'orking with Accent ever since his 
sophomore year. He began that 
year as part-time reporter and reli- 
gion editor. Last year Andy was 
it's foreign correspondent, re- 
porting regularly from Thailand on 
his li le there as a student missionary 
(his columns were the inspiration 
for this year's feature, "Letters 
Home," on page 11 of this issue). 
And upon returning, we put him to 
work as a feature writer and colum- 
nist in the popular monthly "View 
from the Caboose". 

Feature writing for Accent has 
taken Andy many places — all the 
way from the Tennessee Aquarium 
to Santa's Knee at Hamilton Place 
Mall. His favorite story was one he 
did on renegade archaeologist Ron 
Wyatl, a man who claimed he had 
discovered Noah's Ark. "Somesto- 
ries appeal to me more than others," 
says Andy. "That one did." The 

not only was 1 often treated to a stir- 
ring vespers by a black minister, but 
I also heard outstanding special mu- 
sic performances by students I had 
never seen in front before. 

I remember wondering to myself, 
Where had these faces and voices 
been before? and would I see or hear 
them again before the next Black 
History Week? 

Something happened this year. 
Black History Week offered more 
than just new faces; it offered new 
perspectives on race and history that 
simply hadn't been there before. 
Those who attended assembly heard 
more than just a gospel choir. Slides 
showed the saga of black Americans 
alongside the standard white-histori- 
cal paintings and pictures. The po- 
etry of Nevelon Meadows rammed 
these perspectives home. 

So who deserves the credit for the 
transformation? One nian is Campus 
Ministries Director, Gary Collins, 
who moved BKT from its isolation 
and brought it under the CARE um- 
brella. This year BKT has offered 
unique praise services, known as AYS 

meetings, offering everyone a taste of 
the dynamically black style of wor- 
ship. BKT also lead the school as a 
whole in a toy drive that gave Christ- 
mas gifts to needy children. 

Why didBKT move into the main- 
stream? "Someone has to take the 
initiative to unify the school," Collins 
told me. 

The greatest part is the way BKT 
intends to do it — through spiritual 
unity. "Thai's the only way we can 
do it," Collins added. Thus, pro- 
grams like AYS and BKT's gospel 
choir have emphasized praise to God 
rather than praise to anyone's black- 
ness or whiteness. 

BKT has moved into the main- 
stream without losing any of its black- 
ness. "Theperspectiveisblack,"said 
Collins, and yet it has become so 
much more. "I guess BKT is here to 
help blacks adjust to Southern," he 
said, "and help other students adjust 

Perhaps the most credit in the 
transformation of black student life 
on campus belongs to the college 

administration. As recently a 
freshman year here (1 989-90), Lydia I 
Rose, an assistant women's dean, wa 
the only black faculty member a 
Southern. In the pasttwoyearsSouth-l 
em has added Dr. Orville Bignall tc 
the physics department, and Terri Ruff I 
and Dr. Ruth Williams-Morris to the! 
behavioral sciences department a 
well as other racial minorities. Wil-I 
liams-Morris, for one, has been ai 
outspoken campus leader on behalf! 
of interracial interests, leading Soi 
em students in the Martin LutherKingl 
Day March for Peace. 

As seen in the responses to 
Accent's Black History Week Poll in 
the last issue, every campus has itsl 
share of low-life bigots. But havingl 
people around like Collins, Williams-I 
Morris, and current BKT president! 
Tracie Johnson, more than makes upl 
for it. 

Accent congratulates BKT, its I 
members and its sponsors or 
ing BKT into the Southern College | 
mainstream this year. I hope it n> 

Andy Nash and San la Claus: 

two popular dudes. 

left Andy with a desire to 

follow Wyatt back to the Holy Land 

to search for the Ark of the Cov- 

As for next year, Accent readers 
can expect a new and improved 
student newspaper. "The caboose 
will live in one way or another," 
says Andy. "And though I find it a 
bit tempting to correct some of the 
mivHiitlfil. liberal viewpoints of my 
predecessor, I expect to focus on 
more campus-centered topics in my 

This editor, for one, looks for- 
ward to next year's Accent. But 
until then, this year's misguided 
liberal will just have to settle for 
being a lalllt! duck. 




James Dittes 
Assistant Editor 

Angie Coffey 

Ad Manager: Calvin Simmons Copy Editor: Acela Baglaj 

Sports Editor: Eric Johnson Typist: Jeannie Sanpakit 

Lifestyle Editor: Julie Dittes Circulation: Greg Larson 
Photographer: Sean Pitman 

Dr. Herbert Coolidge 

Staff Writers: Sabine Vatel, Brenda Keller, Michelle Lashier, Marca 
Age, and Andy Nash 

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%i February 1993 

Concert Connections 

Vs fnandraising for the Science Center 
ftraps up, Accent looks forward to a 
possible new project that was first 
mentioned 15 years ago. 

"1 ^ByStaceySpaulding 1 

e of Southern'; 

hestra or band 
of going to the gym, as you 

lually do, you go to a large concert 
II. Inside, there are near perfect 
mslics and the finest lighting and 
id that technology can offer. And, 
yet, there aren't any folding 
irs. Instead, there are real seats. 
Actually, just such aconcert hall 
part of a long range plan when 

||abel Wood Hall and Brock Hall 
■ built in the late '70's and early 
s. In the architectural drawings, 
building is situated between 

tock and Wood Halls. In fact, the 

story sidewalk, now connect- 

Brock and Wood, was intended 

be part of the concert hall's glass 
>y, giving both buildings access 

the hall. 

The auditorium was never high 
was a dream," said Math 

apartment Chair Lawrence Hanson, 
Academic Dean in the late 

| when Brock and Wood were 

tilt. He said that three separate 

buildings were originally going to be 
built for the art, music, and commu- 
nications departments. After decid- 
ing that it would be best to build two 
buildings, one for Humanities and 
one for Music, "the (buildings) were 
designed with the future in mind so 
that if an auditorium was built it 
would makeanice complex of build- 
ings," said Hanson. 

However, the concert hall pro- 
posal was never seriously discussed 
with any intent of raising money for 
it or building within the ensuing five 
to seven years, Hanson said. "We 
were already stretched to the limit 
financially with building Brock and 

In the original plans, the hall 
would provide a multi-sized audito- 
rium, in which tiered classrooms 
could be opened up to balcony space. 
"The hall also would have been 
equipped with a stage with large 
wings and fly space to fly {or drop) 
props,"said Music Department chair, 
Marvin Robertson. "That's some- 
thing that we don't have the room to 
do now with The Sound of Music" 

This isadiagram of the Southern Missionary College Fine ArlsCompIe*. These plans 
were drawn in 1978 and a copy kepi on file in IheMusIc Building office. 

Another feature of the concert 
hall would have been a full size re- 
hearsal hall under the stage to pro- 
vide the same stage space for re- 
hearsals without tying up the hall 
itself. Adequate dressing rooms, cos- 
tume storage and shop and a scenery 
shop were also planned to be in- 

"This is a need that is becoming 
more and more obvious," said 
Robertson. "Right now, there is no 
good place for a general program. 
We appreciate the gym, but the seats 
are uncomfortable and there is inad- 
equate sound and lighting for perfor- 
mances. The hall could be used for 
secular assemblies, Saturday night 
programs, and even graduations." 

College President, Donald Sahly , 
also agrees the hall is needed. "I 

think it would be a tremendous asset 
to the college. It would be a repre- 
sentative place to invite the commu- 
nity to concerts. Right now, poor 
seating and poor acoustics are a real 
problem, plus the inconvenience of 
setting chairs up and taking them 
down three or four times a week. , 
.This added wear and tear gives addi- 
tional costs of around $3,000 in re- 
pairing the gym floor every year." 

Currently, however, there are no 
plans to dust off these dreams of a 
concert hall. "This is one of the 
many things we'd like to have," said 
Development Director Jack 
McClarty, "but right now we are 
concentrating on the science com- 
plex. That is the number-one prior- 
ity right now." 

reposals fly at SCSA Valentines banquet 

1 1993 SCSA Valentine's Ban- 
was a lot like love itself: a lot of 
a little scary, and very hard to 

J 214 Southern students gathered 

■ the Walker County (Ga.) Civic 

f, Feb. 14 for food and enter- 

=nt which included a proposal, 

Kihing Special, the election of a 

""toy King and Queen and come- 

•tfveniriloquist Wayne Francis. 

I^his is the best banquet I've 

1 '" "~d I've been here for four 

" said office administra- 

f 1 major, Ann Aaron. 

I . e en| crtainment began with a 

prise proposal from 1992 SC 

mc Donald Moore to sopho- 

«Renee Taylor. 

I^ancis was spotted by SCSA 

^ a| Vice President, Amy 

* Wo "h, at Silver Dollar City in 

^on. Missouri last summer. He 

jjjjj 11 with him a few dummies— 

lo quisi dummies, that is— and 

"^pe tricks. 

"Rosy would say (the students] 
were fabulous," said Francis. Rosy 
Bottoms, one of the dummies, caused 
more red faces than red bottoms with 
a routine of tacky jokes and sexual 

"Men are the heads in a relation- 
ship, women are the hearts," Rosy/ 
Francis said. "The head should al- 
ways follow what the heart tells it." 

To end the evening junior Suzy 
Mazat and her date, Brian Wilbur, 
were crowned King and Queen. Their 
prizes were two gold, paper crowns 
and $20 gift certificates to the Olive 
Garden. "I'm looking forward to 
taking out all the people at our table 
who voted for us," said Mazat. 

Sophomore Biology major Toby 
Bitzer and his date, Jennifer Willey, 
a junior broadcasting major, arrived 
a little late. "The funnest partof the 
evening was getting here," said 

"Jennifer was the navigator." 
laughed Bitzer. "I'm just glad she 
got us here." 


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Accent on Religion by 
Shannon Pitman 

Campus Tidbits 

Spring Break: The Remnant music group will be having a tour to 

Florida, South Carolina and North Carolina- 
Spring Break: SC students Tom Ooddard, Rey Descalso, and Beth 

Corrigan will be helping to set up Bible study groups 

at Garden State Academy. 

Religious Tidbits 

■ David Newman, a screenwriter who worked on the Broadway 
musical and several of the Superman movies says some interesting 
thingsabulSupcrman. "Heisourmyth.theAmericanrnyth. Ibeginwith 
afather who lives up in heaven who says, i will send my only son to save 
earth.' Thesontakeson the guise of amanbutisnotaman. Thereligious 
clear." Insight 

H Nearly 40 students in the Rocky Mountains Conference took part 
in a literature ministry program with a goal of reaching every home in 
their territory (over 1 million). In the process, students have earned 
$250,000 in scholarships. Thisyearstudentswillbecanvassing 190,000 
homes in eastern Wyoming. Review 

B Agrandtotalof2,658newmembersjoinedthechurchin Catemaco, 
Mexico, a town that is noted for witchcraft. The church members had 
set a goal fo 5,000 new members in 1993. They reached 50% of their 
goal in the first 25 days. Review 

B An ordained minister in Kenya, earning top wages, receives about 
1 2,000 Kenyan shillings per month. (The exchange rate at the time was 
35.48 shilling to the U.S. dollar.) While the price of a gallon of gas is 
about 70 shillings, and a new car is 500,000 shilling— more than three 
years of a minister's full salary. Review 


"When God knocks on your heart and asks if He can borrow your 
hands, stretch them out wide and tell Him to look no further. And when 
He takes your hands in His. you'll see the scars from when He gave His 
hands for you." Insight 

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day of Jesus Christ.'" 

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Savior and then became a Seventh-day Adventist. Before I was baptized I 
wrote to my parents back in the States and told them about my experience 
and that I planned to join the Adventist church. For weeks I didn't hear fronj 
them and decided not to waitany longer. It was abeautiful Sabbath day whej 
Elder Ray Turner baptized me in the waters of a peaceful lagc 
Pacific as the native members sang about Jesus. 

Soon afterwards I received a letter from my mother saying, "If y 
become a Seventh-day Adventist, I don't want you ever to set foot in t 
house again." That was one of the biggest shocks I have had in my lid 
because I loved my mother very much. How I wrestled with my emotion/ 
wondering whether I had done the right thing or not. Finally, after days J 
prayer and agonizing I knew that I had made the right decision by placinl 
Jesus first in my life. I decided that I needed to tell my mother that I lovtj 
her even more because Jesus was in my heart. I wrote to my mother ev - 
day for six months without receiving an answer. All the other troops » 
receiving letters from home, but not me. Day after day I would go to trail 
call, but no answer. Finally, after six months I received a reply. MymotheT 
wrote and said that I could come home on furlough, but not to stay. I'll nevel 
forget the joy of thatmoment. How I thanked Jesus for answering my prayel 
the rest of the story is too long to tell, but the good news is that my mothel 
finally understood. 

During those months of crisis, I received a letter from a girl who waj 
writing to G.I. 's overseas and it was addressed to me. How she got my name! 
I never did find out. She was a Christian girl and gave me just the couragl 
in the Lord that I needed. No, that's not the girl I married because when shl 
found out that I was a Seventh-day Adventist she discontinued our co 
spondence. But in one of her first letters she wrote out a text that has b 
an encouragement to me ever since. It's found in Philippians 1:6. "Be 
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Why BHW? Here's why. 


People that make silly comments like, "Slavery was over 300 years ago, 
why is there still a problem with it?" and "Why can't wc have a White 
History Week, or a Chinese Week, etc.?" are people that don't read or watch 
educational programs on historical events. They are afraid to learn some- 
thing new or they don't really care because it doesn't involve them. But it 
does; it involves everyone that considers themselves human. What a sad 

My mother, a retired educator, instilled in her children a rich heritage 
because she knew it was deleted in the school system. She taught me to be 
proud of my race. I was encouraged to learn about and be open-minded to 
other cultural backgrounds. My mother never let us believe the foolish 
stereotypes inflicted upon our people. So it was never enough for us to just 
finish high school or to settle for a year or two of college, or even a trade. We 
wereexpcctedtogo"alltheway."Asaresult,Iamacollege educated, Afro- 
American woman. And guess what? There are thousands of other Afro- 
Americans that are accomplished in several areas. Bet you haven't learned 
that in your American history classes. 

A fro- Americans have contributed richly to the formation of this "land of 
the free and home of the brave." For instance, did any of you know that the 
first "successful" open-heart surgery was performed on July 9, 1 893 by Dr. 
Daniel Hale Williams, an Afro-American surgeon. Or that Garrett A. 
Morgan invented the traffic light and the gas inhalator (mask). These and 
other important A fro- Americans have for some reason or another been left 
out of those expensive history books. And that is why there is a Black 
History Month in this country; to educate the ignorant. It isn't only 
celebrated on this campus, but the month of February is slated Black History 
Month, thanks to Carter G. Woodson, who created the month in the 1960's. 
We arc facing a serous problem on this campus that no one wants to 
confront. And that concerns me and others here. Asamemberof the faculty 
I feel that I owe, the sincere students, an apology for any hurt that you have 
suffered. ! cannot speak for all the faculty, because I do not know their 
feelings, unfortunately. But there areasmall group of us that don't like what 
is going on here and we are not afraid to verbalize our feelings. This is an 
institution of higher learning and that is where our minds should be. We 
should be seeking to learn more, especially about the people around us. To 
graduate from this Christian institution and know little about other cultures 
is a shame and ainu/K u\i>u- nt money. And if it were me, I would be angry. 
Think about it! 

To the faculty of Southern College, I would say that it is high time to pull 
your heads out of the sand! There is a serious problem on our campus. 
Racism is not a problem of the world alone; it is in the church too! To bring 
it home, it is in Collegcdale and even closer — Southern College. Each of you 
should have such a burden for the feelings displayed in the poll, that you 
should be writing letters to this publication. Jesus is coming soon and it is 
time to realize this fact. 

Lydia C. "Dean" Rose 
Associate Dean of Women 

24 February 1993 

Where was tact to Blacks? 

IF In response lo your poll on how students fell about Black History Week 
(BHW) I was startled to see such a great percentage of students who were 
against celebrating and recognizing Black people in history. But the 
numbers weren 't as much a cause forconcera as were the students' reactions 
for why they were either for or against Black History Week. 

The remarks of those who were against BHW appalled me— not neces- 
sarily all of them, but those that were obviously derogatory remarks such S 
this: "It's not worth the printer's ink on the calendar." To the author, 1 
ask- Should your statement be worth "the printer's ink?" Another w 
comment about the Ku Klux Klan. I can't be certain of what was exactly I 
implied, but I see a profound difference between the purpose of our students 
and faculty who support Black History Week, and members of the KKK. I 
From my understanding, the purpose for such an occasion was to bring I 
harmony between people of different races and colors— to teach tolerance 1 
and respect for other cultures. In contrast, I think it's safe to say that the | 
KICK'S motives aren't as creditable.. 

My aim is not put down the people whose choice was against Black | 
History Week, but to point out that there are better ways to go 3 
expressing our views without provoking anger and spite. 

Eugene Kim 

SC is not for bigots 


I am writing in reference to a poll in your February 1 1 issue of Accent 
concerning students' reactions to Black History Week by Heilange Celamy, 
Trade Johnson, and Sabine Vatel. I was appalled after reading the preju- 
diced responses written by students of Southern College. Although I am sure 
there is a certain amount of prejudice on campus, I believe the poll is 
inaccurate for several reasons. 

First of all, the poll did not represent Southern as a whole. Since people 
were not interviewed, only those who saw that the poll was being taken 
participated. Unfortunately, those who felt strongly against BHW were the 
main voters. In addition, because of the misrepresentation by those against 
Back History Week, the percentages on the polls are incorrect. If the entire 
school had voiced their opinions, the poll would not have showed such ahigh 
percentage of students against Black History Week. Although many races 
make up Southern College, the majority of S.C. students do not seem to be 
prejudiced. This school is not full of racial conflict. 

My biggest concern in examining this poll was that it appeared as if 
Southern students do not consider African- Americans highly. I know at 
least one Black girl who feels whites on this campus look down on her just 
because of her color. If this is the message we are portraying we, as a 
Christian school, need to have a change in attitude and behavior. 

I hope that this poll did not give the African American students of SC the 
impression that Whites of this campus are racist. The poll did not represent 
our school as a whole, which made the percentages incorrect. For those of 
you who were offended by the negative reactions expressed in the Black 
History Week poll, I apologize on behalf of the students who believe as Ido. 
Katrina J. Long 

Southern's Sandwich Shoppe 



24 February 1993 


Recent poll showed 
need for education 

lam writing in response to "Polls find student apathy toward BHW" in 

Southern Accent of February 11,1 993. At first glance, it appeared to me 
B tthemajorityofSCstudents(62%) were opposed toBlack History Week. 
lowever, upon inquiry, I learned that the sample was made up of about 60 
udents. It was then that a troubling picture began to emerge: of the 1,400 
udents enrolled in this college, less than 5% even had an opinion that they 

ihed to share regarding BHW. In other words, over 95% of the student 
jy is INDIFFERENT to this issue. 

As a social scientist, I realize the inherent danger of the consequences of 

ifference. Fortheabsenceofloveisnothate: it is indifference. An entire 
ffi k is placed in the school calendar — a week that is part of the greater 
niexl of this nation's celebration of Black History Month, and over 95% 

our students DO NOT CARE! 

At the very least, this may be due partly to ignorance — a failure in the 
mes, schools, churches and academies to truly educate. A failure of 
juthem College to provide an education for the whole person. An 
lucation that parallels the work of redemption: an atmosphere of learning 
here implicitly and explicitly teaches our students diversity but celebrates 

And the celebration of any one member, or segment of the body of Christ 
really a celebration of the whole. 

At the very worst, this indifference on the part of the students may be 
dicarive of DENIAL. "Let us pretend that there are no differences, no 
itod, no intolerance, no bigotry, no judgment of another American, based 
(felyonhisethnicity. Let's pretend that thereareno Seventh-day Adventist 

And what about the 5% who cared enough to register an opinion? I 
Eplaud the courage of those 60 students who took a stand in the face of 
idespread passivity, apathy and indifference. Notwithstanding the finding 

nearly two-thirds of this group expressed negative/hostile reactions to 
HW.I believe that this "faithful few" have done us a favor. The experience 
[students who attend Southern College was weighed in a balance and was 
«nd to be wanting. The specific comments made by these students indicate 
edegree of misunderstanding, ignorance and stereotyping associated with 
use who have not been fully educated. 

Ibelieve that instead of this week becoming a further tool for tension, 

3u'vity and hostility, let us see this as a cry for help. Our students were 
west enough to let us know howmuch they don't know about other human 
Mgs. Let our response be more proactive than reactive. 


Ruth Williams-Morris, Ph.D. 

Associate Professor 

Education and Psychology 

ixpiore a kaleidoscope of 

h response to those in opposition to black History Week "Hello." It is 

'""0's and not the 1960's. Ignorance and stereotyping any race, creed, 

Wigion has been a result of countless deaths and brutalities in history. Our 

Ty has seen its share of racial violence and years have been donated to 

^orne the ideas of closed-minded individuals who do not respect other 

"j^s- Many may see Black History Week as a "special privilege." 

W it is, but for many others who have never felt the sting and hatred of 

mutation, BHW will be a learning experience. I don't know; maybe, 

i^ what we are here to do at college- not just book learn but to learn to 

others, not on the basis of race but on the basis of being another 

^ being. There is no reason that other cultures can not have a week 

e . led l0 Caching others about different ways of life. I worry for those who 

* a facade of reality. The real world is not filled with just Caucasians 

lan s or Asians, but instead a vast kaleidoscope of individuality . Maybe 

"I be a day when a person's character and heart is considered more 

,rIa nt than their color but I think that is called heaven. 

Chandra N. Lewis 

Learn how to respect your 
neighbor's diversity 

I give the leaders who planned this event my utmost respect. I must, 
however, integrate some personal feelings that I believe could improve the 
outcome of this designated week. 

Everyone enjoys their day in the sun, but when that day is enjoyed alone 
the sun isn't as bright. If BHW was exclusively for the African Americans 
on Southern's campus, then private meetings, private concerts, and private 
rallies would be in season. But unless I missed my cue, BHW is for 
everyone. Blacks, Whites, Indians, Asians. . . 

The functions of BHW, to me, are to educate about past, present, and 
future issues the black culture faces, to bring to light issues that people don't 
readily think about, and to celebrate the contributions the African culture has 
made to the American lifestyle. 

To ignore the thoughts and feelings of others coming from different 
ethnic backgrounds, is to negate the effectiveness of the specified event. As 
stated previously, if BHW was a celebration for only those who were Black, 
private activities would be the dress for the occasion, But as I see it BHW 
is not only for those designated as being "Black," but also for those 
designated as being "any other color." 

How does one know what another wants unless one asks another? It may 
sound like an old cliche, but it is an appropriate one. Since, in my opinion, 
BHW is not only a celebration of "blackness" by the Blacks, but rather a 
celebration of "blackness" by everyone, "everyone" should be included in 
the planning. I realize I may draw some flack from those who believe the 
"non-Black" cultures already have too much say about what goes on in the 
Black culture, so I would like to explain. If I want to exact a change I go to 
the entity I am wanting to change and I find out what that entity is made of. 
I respect and never would want to take the uniqueness or the feelings of pride 
one has towards his culture, away from my Black friends and colleagues. 
My ideal dream has no room for segregation nor integration. U is wrapped 
up in the idea that if I can learn to respect my neighbor's diversities and 
assimilate them into my everyday life, then I will see my neighbor not as 
superior nor as inferior, but equal. 

Matthew Deming 

Honor is something earned 


I am writing in response to Sabine Vatel's article about Black History 
Week that was published in the Accent, 1 1 February, 1993. 

In Vatel's article, the on- campus club Beta Kappu Tau was mentioned 
as sponsoring Black History Week at Southern. At first glance, this does not 
seem to be such a big deal. After all, BKT claims to support unity and 
togetherness among both Blacks and Whites on campus. In fact, as I 
understand it, anyone of any nationality can become a member of BKT. But, 
I would like to ask a question of all my Black friends on this campus. Does 
BHW promote unity or dissension among us? 

As I see it, all of us at SC should know a lot about history of all kinds 
including the history of the U.S.A. and how Black people were involved in 
our history. Good or bad, we should know. If this is what BHW is about then 
it would be good. However, when I read Vatel's article, this is not what I 
found. To me, BHW on this campus seems to be more of a power struggle, 
more of a struggle for recognition. But recognition for what? Let me ask a 
question. Does a truly great person or group of people strive to convince 
others of their greatness? In my life, I have seen that truly great people do 
not have to promote themselves, others tell of their greatness and we smile. 
However, if someone tells of his own greatness we naturally despise that 
person even if he is great. 

Also, is it better to be honored because of what one does or to be honored 
simply because of skin color? Obviously, this idea is what created slavery 
to begin with. White people wanted to be honored because they were white 
and thought themselves superior. This is admittedly insane and illogical. 

Honor iswhalisatissue here. Honor issomethingthatisearned. Iscolor 
earned? Did I earn my white skin? No! Therefore, I should get no benefits 
for what I did not earn. It is not fair. If all of us would forgive the past and 
use it to help us in the future we would all come together and stop trying to 
be greedy for honor that is not earned. Of course, that would make SC like 
heaven. All for each other and none for self. I have a dream.too. 

Sean Pitman 


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24 February I993 1 

Juniors take 
Rees series 
crown again 

I j f By Eric Johnson j 

The class of '94 dominated the 
Rues Scries Tournament for the sec- 
ond year in a row with Donny 
Baguidy adding a second tournament 
MVP award, 

The action started Thursday 
night, Feb. 1 8, with the seniors play- 
ing the freshmen, and the juniors 
playing the sophomores. 

The freshmen, lead by Kevin 
Becker and Reggie Brown, proved 
too much for the seniors. They built 
a 20-point lead by halftime. winning 
by a final margin of 86-60. 

a different story. The score see- 
sawed the entire game. The sopho- 
mores took an II -point lead with 
three minutes to go, but the junior 
turned on the heat with several clutch 
free throws from Baguidy and went 

The champion- 
ship game Saturday 
night was a tale of 

■ halv 


freshmen played 
close through the 
first half reaching a 
lie at halftime. But 
the second half was 
a different story 
with the juniors 
pulling away to win 
83 to 75. 

The seniors re- 
covered in the con- 
solation game, beating the sopho- 
mores 75-60 to capture third. 

The three point competition pit- 
ted Becker against Baguidy in the 
final, with Baguidy winning a 
shootout to take the championship. 

"This year's three-point contest 
was probably the most exciting event 
of the tournament," said coach Steve 

Accent Athlete of the Week| 
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In a sport dominated by men, 
Smith has found a niche in women's 
basketball, and added a new spirit of 
competition on the women'scourt in 
intramurals and off-campus games. 

Smith has played organized bas- 
ketball for six years now. As a var- 
sity basketball player at Shenandoah 
Valley Academy, Smith was offered 
a basketball scholarship to play at 
Columbia Union College. 

Though SC had no such scholar- 
ship, she came anyway. 

Sometimes she misses the league 
competition she had at S VA and was 
offered by CUC, a member of the 
inter-collegiate NAIA. 

Trina Smith 

"I know Adventists have a pro 1 
lem with inter-league play," she sai 
"but they're never going to deal wi 
competition if they don't have it. j 
teaches you that you need ti 

Staying in control is on 
for Smith's honor. Despiti 
finish by her women's intramu 
team, Smith exceeded— and had fi 
"We always did our best," she 
far Accent's "Athlete of the Week 


24 February 1993 

Page 9 

Basketball Standings 


*Beckworth (2) 

lAppel (3) 

Irlershberger (4) 
Magee (0 
Jaguidy (5) 

royo (6) 
buff (8) 
tong (7) 
Hudson (5) 
|>e[erson (9) 
Settys (3) 

"Sayles (6) 

■Melili (5) 
(Robertson (2) 
Irish (7) 

AA Leaders 





Eric Roshak 




Chad Perry 




Adam Perez 








Matt Nafie 




Mark Kroll 




Ron Reading 




Ron Redden 








Donnie Baguidy 




Reggie Brown 




James Appel 




Bryce Perkins 




Chad Perry 




John Appel 




Rick Hayes 




Seth Moffit 




Adam Perez 








' Won league championship 
"Tied for league championship 
|l ) Preseason Accent ranking 

■..,w„-. : -, -... .,.,.., Kevin Becker 

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News of the Weird 

by Chuck Shepherd 


—In 1975, the Federal Commu- 
nications Commission considered, 
then denied, a formal request from 
two citizens to investigate religious 
broadcasters' alleged abuses of re- 
served "educational" radio channels, 
but the rumor persisted that the FCC 
was about to kick religion off the air. 
In December 1 992, noting that it had 
now received more than 21 million 
letters over the past 17 years from 
parishioners urging itto keep its hands 
off religious broadcasting, the FCC 
issued its annual admonition that the 
public disregard the rumor. 

— As President Bush ordered air 
strikes during his last days in office, 
Patriot missile launchers were set 
up, as a precaution, in Kuwait — on 
what are the fairways for the last six 
holes of the golf course at the Hunt- 
ing & Equestrian Club in Kuwait 
City. "I know national security is a 
priority," golfer Walid Al-Tailji told 
the Associated Press, "but this (in- 
convenience to golfers) is another 
form of invasion." 

— In July, a federal appeals court 
reinstated an antitrust lawsuit filed 

by a homeless man, Gralyn A. Ancar, 
who had sued several Houston blood 
plasmacenters for conspiring to sup- 
press prices paid to blood donors. 

— In November, David Harkness 
was elected to the board of the public 
Broadlawns Medical Center in Des 
Moines, Iowa, where his wife is a 
nurse. They love their jobs and were 
dismayed to discover thai a state law 
forbids the hospital to employ mar- 
ried couples. In December, the hap- 
pily married couple traveled to 
Tijuana, Mexico, where they ob- 
tained a divorce. 


— The current Albuquerque Yel- 
low Pages ad for the law firm of 
Gaddy, Rakes & Hall, which spe- 
cializes in personal injury litigaton, 
contains a typo: "Representing the 
Seriously Insured" (should be "Seri- 
ously Injured"). 

— In December, retired Dallas 
police officer James Leavelle, who 
was the man in the white hat hand- 
cuffed to Lee Harvey Oswald at the 
moment Jack Ruby shot Oswald, was 
in his home re-creating for newsman 
Bob Porter just how he had grabbed 
Ruby's gun to prevent a second shot. 

Using the same model gun Ruby had 
used, while Porter's camera was roll- 
ing as part of his project on the his- 
tory of the Kennedy assassination, 
Leavelle accidentally shot Porter in 
the arm, sending him to Parkland 
Hospital, just like Kennedy and 
Oswald. Porter, however, survived. 
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24 February 1993 

Page 11 [ 

otters Home 

)avid Cook - Kolonia, Pohnpei 

"O.K. Dave, go ahead and jump 

My mind reels as I force my 

Lvilling body to jump into the dark 

ters of the lagoon. As I 

Lkwardly splash into the oversized 

|uarium, chilly waves startle me to 

e reality of my situation. "You 

|uld be eating acheese sub at K.R. 's 

e!" my mind shouts accusingly, 

s is crazy!" A few moments of 

ic fumbling and my gear is ready. 

iously I lower my mask to see 

,t fearful creatures lurk beneath 

[e surface. 

J As I warily shine my flashlight 

no Pacifica's depths, blue-green 

Mosphorescent creatures twinkle 

|eir welcome. I am surrounded by 

y forms of a coral chorale 

Inging round after round of majestic 

A mysterious world em- 

ie, and Davy Jones whispers 

soothing lullabies in my ear. 

Suddenly, a fish darts by. In 
slow, underwater motion I stretch 
surgical tubing and grab for the shaft 
of my spear. My mind screams in- 
structions. "Aim! Let go! Let go! 
Now! Now! No, wait! No, now!" 

I hesitate as I ponder the moral 
dilemma I am in. Is it right for me to 
invade someone's home and thrust 
my weapon into the sleeping body of 
their Mom or Dad, or brother or 
sister? Then again, this is a church 
fundraiser. . .1 let go. My arm is 
nearly yanked off as my spear at- 
tacks a dangerous coral head loom- 
ing menacingly nearby. Undaunted, 
I continue my hunt. 

Then I see it. Its glistening body 
is partly concealed as it sleeps unwit- 
tingly in a small cave. I take careful 
aim. Thwunk! I feel an awful thud as 
my three — pronged spear slams into 

fleshy cartilage. My spear is alive 
with motion as I struggle to control 
it. I realize that I am being pulled 
towards the gaping mouth of the cave! 
This fish is a little larger than I 
thought! Wisely deciding to let this 
one go, I pull my spear out and re- 
sume my quest. 

As the evening progresses, my 
all-too-active imagination begins to 
wander. I remember horror stories 
of fishing trips gone awry. Stories of 
tough island fishermen fending off 
schools of circling sharks with their 
spears. Descriptions of how it feels 
when a shark sinks its teeth into your 
leg. Of hapless fishermen diving 
deep and never coming up. 

With such thoughts in mind I 
begin apprehensively shining my 
flashlight around, searching for that 
mythical demon of the sea. Deep 
down I know that it won't be long 

before my nemesis rears it's ugly 

I see it before I notice it. It coyly 
skirts about, a living shadow playing 
touch tag with the scattered beams 
from my light. It seems to be wait- 
ing. Waiting for the perfect matches 
the tempo of terror so familiar to this 
seasoned predator. 

I freeze as it nonchalantly rums 
and heads straight for me. My mind 
races. Uninvitedvisionsofthe grave 
I visited earlier send chills down my 
spine. Will I be the next to succumb 
to the will of this primitive atoll? 

The shark picks up speed. It's 
massive jaws and glittering teeth fill 
my vision. Gasping for air I throw 
off my sheets and wipe salt — water 
from my face. Relief washes over 
me like a wave as I realize that I was 
only dreaming of last night's all too 
real nightmare. 

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What do you think the faculty do during spring break? 

Holly Moores, AS Todd Bowers, JR Chris Port, JR Duane Hilliard, JR Ana Gutierrez, FR | 

Nursing Nursing Biology Med-Teeh Nursing 

"They follow Ihc students "Think up ways to make "I don't want to know!" 'They go to the movies." "They spend lime wiih| 

to Florida." our lives miserable." their familie 

Marca Age, SO Maely Liedke, JR Reggie Brown, FR 

English Office Administration Religion 

"They go dancing at "They act like minks and "They watch the daylim 

Cactus Moon!" raise rug rats!" soaps!." 

Calvin and Hobbes 

b, Bill waiterjon Calvin and Hobbes 



( Aksent) n.l. a way of speaking ; unique =to a particuW regio n or group. v,.2. to pronounce with pro mi nence 
jcsa^he official Southern College student newspaper. 
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TfRV CONTEST - open to ail 
lliege students desiring to have 
,erry anthologized. Cash 
fill be awarded for the top 
[e poems. Deadline: March 3 1 
I contest rules send SASE to 
itional publications, PO 
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i March 19, will 

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soar West 


By Joselin Cintron 



=lanie (O'Dell) and 
Jienlin Sahly tie the knot. Get the 

IACO ST AND-OFF - does t 
»«lve SDA's (taken from 
F A Church news release.) 
Jtoch Davidians involved in the 
put-off at Waco, Texas are not 
nnbers of the international SDA 
n. While SDA's do 
fethree congregations in Waco, 
-fcof the Branch Davidians from 
Nroup headed by Vernon 
P»=ll (aka David Koresh, 
►** Jezreel, and just Jezreel) 
T«en attending these congre- 
ss. "In fact, we might say that 
""sh is a sign of the times," says 
tyGuinn, pastor of one of three 
FHitisichurcries in Waco. "The 
"* tells us that before the sec- 
"*ent there would be those 
•"mpersonate Christ." 

Destiny Members Carrie Young and Marca Age perform at Mile High Academy. 

Destiny: skits and skis 
in Colorado 


By Marca Age 

| Carriage views 

At4:30a.m. on Sunday, Feb- 
ruary 28, Destiny boarded the GCA 
bus headed for Colorado. Their mis- 
sion: to explore new slopes, meet 
people, and witness to youth 
through drama performances. 

At 5:30 the following morn- 
ing, the troupe arrived at Mile High 
Academy in Denver, Colorado. Tired 
and bus ridden. Destiny members 
prepared for the first of two tour 
performances, held that morning at 
,9:00. The first program was for the 
elementary school students. Imme- 
diately following that performance, 
the troupe performed for the acad- 
emy students. 

"Even though we were tired 

orn out, the Lord really 

," said David Bird. "Both 
rformances went really well." 

Next for Destiny was a long- 
awaited condo in Breckenridge, 
Destiny members. Ken Rogers, and 
boys unloaded the van and 

into the condo. 

"Living together was defi- 
nitely an experience," said Tamara 
Durrette. "It was great to fellowship 
together. We really got to know each 
other well. Now that we're back, I 
the closeness we had." 

For the next three days, the 
members took to the slopes of 
Breckenridge. "Once we reach the 
top of the slopes, its all downhill 
from there," said Mickey Sayles, re- 
peatedly. Formany of themembers, 
it was their first attempt at skiing. 

Trie Winter Festival, spon- 
sored by the Rocky Mountain Con- 
ference, brought many Adventist 
youths to the slopes throughout the 
week. Many colleges — Southern, 
Andrews, CUC, Southwestern, and 
AUC — were represented during the 
weekend programs. 

"I loved the conference out 
there," said Brennan Kirstein. "The 
camaraderie amongst students from 
different schools was warm and ac- 
cepting. It felt good to be an Adven- 
tist young person." 

Destiny's final performance 
on the tour opened the Winter Festi- 
val weekend. The troupe put on the 
Vespers program. "Destiny was not 
only a witness on stage, but off stage 
as well," said Jeff Wood, Rocky 
Mountain Assistant Youth Director, 

"I saw the Lord working in 
our lives." said Student Director 
Maria Rodriguez. "He was able to 
work through us in our performances 
in order to reach our audience. This 
week was an unforgettable experi- 

The Gym Masters Tour started 
on Wednesday, February 24 at 5:30 
a.m. Destinations: San Francisco 
and Hawaii. 

The Gym Masters performed at a 
Golden State Warriors half-time 
show, Pacific Union College, Senior 
Elementary, Tokay High School and 
Lodi Academy, 

"We called the tour the Iron Man 
Tour USA, because we did a lot of 
shows in California," said Senior 
Ricky Hayes. "I enjoyed doing the 
half-time show for the Golden State 

"Performing for an inner-city 
high school for children with prob- 
lems, like broken families, was my 
best experience on the tour," said 
Senior Davy Joe Swinyar. "We were 
able to reach those kids better than al 
any other high school." 
Next stop: Hawaii. 
"The most fun in Hawaii was the 
beach at Hamauma Bay and per- 
forming for the San Bemandino Jazz, 
a professional women's volleyball 
team," said Senior Randy Bishop. 
"The whole trip was a blast." 

"What I like the most was when 
Dr. Ron Jaecks flew the Southern 
Gents (a four-man group which per- 
forms in tuxedos) from Sacramento 
to San Bemandino to perform his 
professional women's volleyball 
team," said Darren Williams, "He 
sent a limousine to pick us up at the 

Christian Lighthall enjoys Pearl Har- 
bor, the International Market, and 
the Polynesian Culture Center. 

Ricky Hayes said there were few 
dull moments on the tour. "Between 
Randy Bishop and Philip Wilhelm 
diving, rolling, and sliding we never 
got bored." 

■ ■ I 

Page Two 

Page 2 

Southern College: "I Do" and 

so much more by Andy Nash 

So this is the Accent's Southern 
Matrimonial issue. 

James" Dittes, your usual (or is it 
unusual?) editor, has this theory that 
whileSCstudentsgainagrcaideal — 
an education, some culture, reduced 
rates for long distance calls — from 
Southern College, many of us will 
acquire something else, something 
that breathes. 

Okay, that may be 
not limit Southern to , 

much, much more from this campus, 
things only anotherSCsludcnt would 

My Spring Break began the Fri- 
day it snowed. A friend and I slopped 
at a Burger King on 1-75 South. Af- 
ter ordering, I discovered I had for- 
gotten my ID card. "I forgot my ID 

true, but let us 
i match-mak- 
:, have taken 

card." I told the cashier girl. "Can I 
just tell you the numbers if I know 
the last three?" She just looked at 

150 miles down the road, I de- 
cided to let my family in Orlando 
know I would be a little late, but the 
stupid pay phone |ust would not work. 
I could not get an outside line, and I 
was clearly hitting the "9" before 

Strangely enough, the phone at 
my house was not working right, 
either. I leaped out of bed the next 
day at the crack of noon and decided 
to call the weather line. I dialed 
2592. But, instead of "cloudy 
Collegedale skies and rain today," I 
somehow reached Pong in Thailand. 
Poor guy — it was midnight his time. 

A few evenings later.I was using 

courts. Out of habit, I yelled 
"Shower!" as I hit the flush lever. 
But there were no showers in this 
restroom. only a couple smart-alek 
tennis players who asked if I always 
yelled "Shower!" when I flushed. 
Oh, my, weren't they funny! I 
laughed until my sides hurt. 

Later that same night I was walk- 
ing around outside when this tre- 
mendous feeling of guilt struck me 
and 1 realized it was 11:13 and I had 
not gotten a late leave. 1 raced to my 
front door, just avoiding a third mi- 

By Tuesday night, I was unable 
to sleep at all, as if something had 
been missing in my life lately. Then 
it dawned on me: I had not heard a 
fire alarm in nearly a week. 

On Wednesday at 1 1:30 a.m 
s to the kitchen a 

told my mom I wanted o 


tortellini and one serving of spJ 
ghetti with red sauce on both, plej 
But, where was the three-Iin 

23 hours later (that would 1 
Thursday now), 1 found myself fief 
ing an overwhelming desire to J 
someone if Assembly was in thegl 
or the church. 

Late Friday afternoon 1 drJ 
past a credit union, a grocery s 
and a post office. And, to my a: 
ishment, they were still open. 

I think I am beginning to undfl 
stand J.D.'s theory. Maybe Soul 
em College guys marry Souihel 
College girls because no one else™ 
a clue as to why we act the way J 
do. Or something like that. 

Dittes: "Thanks 
for your all your 

Accent Editor James Dittes 
will be returning to SC Sunday 
two weeks after head surgery in 
Nashville. Dittes had a fist-sized 
arachnoid cist removed from the 

back of his brain on March 1. 

" I've been really weak since 
the surgery," says Dittes. "This 
anesthetic leaves you so drained, I 
couldn't even watch TV." 

While In the hospital, 
Dittes made a liberal believer ofl 
his doctor. 

"I don't know how I gotl 
such a Socialist son," says his 
mom, Pat Dittes. 

About Accent 

Since the issue of marriage 
is foremost in this issue, it's high 
lime Accent celebrated its better 
half: assistant editor Angic Coffey. 
Angie, a junior public 
ans major from Walhalla, 
South Carolina, has worked with 
Accent since the end of last school 
year, primarily as a layout editor 
and designer, but also as a health 
columnist, copy editor, comic 
selector, and worker on any other 
task that's still unfinished at 4 a.m. 
the day of deadline. 

Angie finds her work with 
the editor much like a marriage. 
Long hours are spent laying out the 
issue on the Monday and Tuesday 
nights before publication. In 
Accent's first issue of the year, they 
marked a 30-hour marathon in the 
liny inner office, working to make 
the deadline. 

"(Working with J.D.) is a 
lot like a marriage," says Angie. 
"There is a lot of compromise as 
well as midnight fights and ugly 
faces in the morning." 

The analogy goes even 
further than that. To describe her 
edilor/"husband," Angie smiles and 
adds, "He's a dictator." 

Angle CorTey, scran to be 

Angie Lippard. 
And the children? So far, 
thirteen baby issues of Accent have 
been produced by the couple~no 
record by any means, but still an 
accomplishment. Every long, 
torturous night in the Accent office 
is a study in childbearing. "It's one 
of those things you look forward 
to," says Angie. "You hurt doing it 
but you really love it when it's 

Finally, Angie, herself, is 
gelling married-not to the editor- 
but to Anthony Lippard, an 
automotive manager in Cleveland, 
Tennessee. Services will be held 
March 21 in Angie's hometown of 
Walhalla. --JD 



James Dittes 
Assistant Editor 

Angie Coffey 

Ad Manager: Calvin Simmons Copy Editor: Acela Baglaj 

Sports Editor: Eric Johnson Typist: Jeannie Sanpakit 

Lifestyle Editor: Julie Dittes Circulation: Greg Larson 
Photographer: Sean Pitman 

Photo Editor 

Rick Mann 

Dr. Herbert Coolidge 

Staff Writers: Sabine Vatel, Brenda Keller, Michelle Lashier, Mat 
Age, and Andy Nash 

The Southern Accent, the official 
published twice a month i 
exception of vacation. Opmiuns expressed 

vspjpor u 

Southern College Studen] 
released every other Thursday will 
ccent are those of the authors and d< 
:ssarily reflect the views of iheeditor, The Southern College Student Association. U 
Seventh-day Adventist Church or the advertisers. 

Accent welcomes your letters of opin 
name, address and phone number. Letters v. 
be withheld. It is the policy of Accent to reject all unsigned letter; 
cases, unsigned letters may be printed at the discretion of the edit* 
Friday before publication. Please place letters under the Accent < 
Southern Accent, P.O. Box 370, Collegedale. TN 37315-0370 

lie halls are a]ive~" 

Lllegedale Academy is the site of 
|i Sound of Music this weekend 

* By Stacey Spaulding I 

Itfie orchestra is tuning, the ac- 

fireputting on their makeup, and 

e hands are setting up the 

Lfor three performances of The 

ioj Music this weekend. 

I^ehave very talented perform- 

id they will put on a top-notch 

r,"said Music Department chair 

|nn Robertson. "Everybody is 

g their best." 

|piL' week before opening night 

e of the most hectic times, 

"That is when all the 

Ideiails fo the show get taken 


fllhe lighting and sound are two 
pthat are worked out in the final 
, "We are hoping to get a dim- 
Bard to control the house lights. 
I ..ill also be using the old light 
p,"said Robertson. Robertson is 
e sound equipment, 
kbave to have at least 12 body 
& Seven children and two adults 
■be wearing them during the 
ikshow. The rest of the mikes 

Another detail being worked out 
is that of stage props. During the last 
week, the stage crew held rehearsals 
of their own, in addition to the two 
full dress rehearsals. "We (had a) 
complete rehearsal with just the stage 
crew," said Larry Blackwell, stage 
manager. "We (had) to practice 
changing sets and getting the sched- 
ules down. There is a lot moved 
between each scene, and we have to 
get our timing down." Blackwell 
said that there are also a lot of small 
hand props, such as Captain Von 
Trapp's whistle and Maria's guitar, 
that need to be taken care of. 

It is a learning experience for 
everyone," Robertson said. "No 
one's really been in a show of this 
magnitude before. It has been plain 
hard work, literally hundreds ofhours 
of work." 

Opening night is on Saturday, 
March 13, and it is almost sold out. 
There are still rickets available for 
Sunday, March 14 and Monday, 
March 15. Both of these perfor- 
mances begin at 7:30 p.m. 

lor Eleanor Hansen gets organized In her new office. 

Health service relocates 


By David Curtis 

Where is Health Service? 
That question has been asked a lot 
lately, and the answer is the Confer- 
ence Center Annex. The move was 
made because the financial aid office 
needed more office space and the 
Health Service facilities needed to 

The new facilities are 
equipped with two handicapped-ac- 
cessible rooms, which the old facili- 
ties did not have. Also, the examin- 

larger than before, according to Heidi 
Hansen, one of two full-time student 
nurses at Health Services. 

The only problem with the 
new location is access to it. Thatcher 
Hall residents cannot go through the 
dorm and into the conference center 
to get to Health Service. Instead, 
they must go outside to get to the 
main entrance. Talge residents have 
to walk or drive to the new faciility. 
The main entrance is located at the 
lower end of the conference center. 
An awning will be placed over the 

■be traded during perfo 

Kenning to take study leave; 
returns to SC 

ing and patients' rooms are much doorway to mark it. 

workshop offered 

V Chris Moore tl w ' tn cnurcn experience," said Sauls," 

Wf^^^^^^^^mm^^^^^m and everywhere 1 looked, Henning 

■Tile Journalism Department will name kept turning up." 

|wing one teacher and gaining After four years at Southern he 

n the fall. gets top marks as a teacher, said 

ISCrecently approved a two-year Sauls. "We are going to miss him for 

ave for Volker Henning, the two years," said Sauls, "but we 

e Professor of the Journal- are glad he has the opportunity to 

IDepL He will attend the Univer- complete a doctorate degree." The 

fof Tennessee at Knoxville to Ph.DwilladdadimensiontoHenning 

PonaPh.DinMasscommunica- and the department. 

K "My Ph.D will help strengthen Henning's interest in mass com- 

■"Partment overall, especially in munication goes back several years. 

' rising area," said Henning. While he was still a teenager he 

I* 1 " be taking an Advertising worked in broadcasting for Adven- 

V* and Marketing minor. tist World Radio. 

■nmeta Harris will return from Then he attended Southern Mis- 

■•^•year study leave this fall, sionary College and took a double 

T«sbeencompletingcoursework major in Communication and Theol- 

P^-D at the University of Ten- ogy. He received his Bachelor of 

If atKnoxville. Arts degree in 1977. He went to 

l**LynnSauls,departmentchair, Andrews University and graduated 

" • and Harris all came to in 1980 with a Master of Divinity 

in 1989. Sauls arrived on degree. While there he was the stu- 

B first and was faced with the dio engineer for the University radio 

F ° ""ding two journalism teach- station. 

as looking for two teachers His most recent scholastic 

professional experience and achievement was a Master of Arts 

R lo get a doctorate degree," degree from the University of Cen- 

I lu| s. He found Harris and tral Florida in 1989. His work there 
focused on video and multimedia 
j 1Wa s also looking for: 


By Lynn Sauls 

Southern students can earn one 
or two credits by taking Communi- 
cators Workshop May 3-6 and still 
have a 15-week summer to do other 
things, said Journalism and Commu- 
nication chairman Lynn Sauls. 

Insight magazine editor Lori 
Peckham, Guideposts editor Mary 
Ann O'Roark, and 13 other experts 
will provide hands-on instruction in 
Writing for Publication, Desktop 
Publishing, 35mm Studio Photogra- 
phy, and Designing and Using Pre- 
sentation Media. 

The workshops will provide pro- 
fessional training for Southern stu- 
dents and communication profession- 
als. It can also provide opportunity 

for Southern students to; meet pro- 
fessionals who might have a key to 
unlock internship and job opportuni- 
ties, said Sauls. 

A highlight of the series will be 
Peckham's workshop on Writing for 
Insight . Sauls said. Peckham will 
lead students into writing and editing 
articles that will go into an actual 
issue or two of Insight magazine. 
Enrollment for this workshop is lim- 
ited to 12. Students in last year's 
workshop lead by Peckham will be 
published in the April 17 and 24 
issues of Insi ght . 

Information fliers and pre-regis- 
rration forms will soon be available 
at the Journalism and Communica- 
tion Brock Hall. Early regis- 
trants will receive a $25 discount. 

Bill Stubbs to speak ft»r Anriyryn Lecture Series 

Bill Stubbs, director of employee development for the Red Food Stores, 
Inc will speak on Motivation in Changing Times" in a business lecture on 
Monday, March 15, 8 p.m., in Brock Hall 338 on the campus of Southern 
College of Seventh-day Adventists. 

Hispresentationwilldiscussthcdistinctivclifesiyle segment sin today's 
workforce— the Depression babies, the Gray Panthers, the Baby Boomers, 
and Baby Busters— and how you find them, keep the, and make them 
productive and happy. Stubbs will identify ways current and future 
managers can motivate and lead such diversity. 


Page 4 

Accent on Religion hy~ 
Shannon Pitman 

Campus Tidbits 

March 1 2: Robert Folkenberg Jr. will be speaking for vespers. 
March 12: CABL cafe will be held afler vespers in the student 

March 13: Destiny will have a program in Talge Hall Chapel. 

Religion Tidbits 

■ More than 100,000 new members joined the Adventist 
Church in Inter-America in 1992. This represents 1% of the nearly 
1.4 million division members. Review 

' I The radio ministry in Greece just reopened. New radio 
studios for the Voice of Hope were opened on January 31. Review- 

| In 100 years, Heldcrbcrg College in South Africa has gradu- 
ated 1 ,387 students who have served the Seventh-day Adventist 
Church on 4 continents and many islands. Its current enrollment is 
nearly 300 students from 18 c 

i | David Koresh's real name is Vernon Howell. He is the sixth 
leader of the sixth splinler-off-of-splinter group. The original group 
split off from our church in 1 929 and became known as the 
"Davidian's" because Ihey believed their founder to be the 
"untitypical David." Ironically, the Davidian Seventh-day Adventist 
church finally became official in order to gain noncombatant status 
for the followers during World War II. Shirley Burton, Lif>ht Bear- 
ers H> the Remnant pg. 456. 

11 March 1993 


Jesus replied: "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with 
all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest 


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Sandzoiches & Specials 


"Highway to 

Dr. R«m da Preez 

"I'm sorry," the voice on the other 
end of the line said, "but you won't 
be able to talk to Joyce du Preez; 
she's gone to the hospital for an 
emergency operation!" 

I was 900 miles from my home in 
Johannesburg and unable to find out 
what had happened to my mother. 
Worse yet, I had no money or means 
of transportation to get home. But I 
had to get there. 

I had always been very close to 
my mom. and was now rather con- 
cerned that she would die without 
my being able to see her one last 
time. So I prayed. Now I must admit 
that, even though I had been a mem- 
ber of the Seventh-day Adventist 
Church for some time, I had not 
really formed a personal relationship 
with God. But I prayed anyway. I 
was desperate. 

My prayers were partly answered 
when a cousin of mine, who was on 
his way home, offered me a ride that 
would cover 300 miles. We drove: 
through the night to my cousin's 
place. Around 5:30 the next morn- 
ing 1 found myself on the highway, 

Again I prayed to God, this time 
asking that the right person may pick 
me up. I just had to get home soon. 
Within 20 minutes a new Mercedes 
Benz pulled over. I hesitated mo- 
mentarily then went to speak to the 
driver. I could hardly believe my 
ears — yes, the driver was on his way 
to Johannesburg! I hopped right in. 

After a few minutes of friendly 
conversation, the driver asked, "Do 
you have adriver's licence?" "Yes," 
1 responded. Immediately, he stopped 
the car, and asked me to take over. I 

was thrilled. So there I was. dm in 
myself home in a brand m 
Mercedes Benz. It all seemed 
incredible. Tosaynoihingofthefi 
that when we stopped for a break, 
car owner paid for my food too. 

By 11:48 that night we reac 
the city. As I stood on the st 
outside our apartment, I lookedH 
into the dark sky and simply saH 
"God, You are great! TomorrB 
morning I will begin to take limm 
get to know You." 

Andldid. Starting thatneudH 
I began to regularly listen to v,tj 
God had to say to me. How 
simply taking time to read the 
and to talk to Him in prayer. Am 
wonderful friendship began to 
velop — a relationship that m 
more to me than anything else ir 

But I must be honest— I do 
one regret about my decision tc 
with and for Jesus every day. 
just one regret. I wish 1 had r 
that decision years earlier. Quili 
bit of heartache and pain coul 
been avoided. If only. ... 

Joshua was right when h 
lenged the Israelites: "Choc 
yourselves this day whom yi 
serve" (Josh 24:15 NKJVt. 
drove home the urgency of thii 
ter when he stated: "Behold, m 
the day of salvation." (2 Cor 

Why wait? Why put off havi 
the most meaningful relations 
possible? It makes absolutely; 
sense to postpone givingoneself 
pletely to Jesus, to pan 
Him in an intimate, daily Iik-iuH 
"Now is the day of salvation 

Someone cares at Si 

Christianity makes many claims 
concerning its ability to make 
people's lives better. Yet, these 
claims can only be tested when they 
come in contact with people's lives. 
This is what the program "Who 
Cares?" is all about. Itisanin-reach 
program which specifically reaches 
out to the students of this school by 
providing for the needs of those who 
choose to get involved. "Who 
Cares?" does not claim to have the 
answers: but it does have connec- 
tions. These connections include 
individuals whodo have the resources 

to help those in need. Most impo 
tantly, these connections include U 
one who owns the cattle upon a ihw 
sand hills, Jesus Christ. 

By dropping a "Who Cares 
card in the box provided, one 9 
receive a helping hand in a variety' 
ways, whether their problems W 
physical, mental, emotional, soa 
or spiritual. This program has *■ 
proven to be a tremendous help 
this campus in the past and. by 
grace of God, will prove to » 
tremendous success in the future 

I Seek the "true education' 
|that frees 

I read, first with amusement, then shock, and then anger some of the 
I polled comments printed in the Southern Accent of 1 1 February 1993. I 
would like to address two points ( in my state of anger). 

point number one is that I WAS BORN A NEGRO. Though this is 

■ obvious to the world, in and of itself, it states clearly that like members of 
I (he Mongoloid and Caucasoid races, I am a member of the human race. 
I As a member, I am entitled to all freedoms and privileges readily afforded 
I to members of the two aforementioned races. One does not have to research 
Ifor very long to see that the members of the Negroid race (eg. native 

■ Americans, Africans, East Indians, West Indians) have been forcibly and 
I systematically oppressed, some to the point of being taught to accept 
llhemselves as inferior to others. In fact most Asians believe that the darker 

ie color of your skin the more inferior you are. 1 

I am an accomplished negTo. I know who I am, BOTH as a member of 
( y race and as a member of the body of Jesus Christ. I will also hasten to 
iy that what I have accomplished — by the grace of God Almighty — have 
„>en according to the "standards of excellence" of the Caucasoid race. I 
I have worked very hard. I put myself through schools, and not for once did 
' :onsider that anyone owes me anything. Being bom a Negro is after the 
.Tiilitude of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ 1 , consequently I am 
I extremely happy with my ethnicity and spirituality. 

Secondly, I question the bases of the negative responses (eg. "If so, can 
« have the KKK here?") This particular response does indicate the 

■ presence of the KKK on this campus— though perhaps not officially 
I recognized. I am equally intolerant of my Negro brothers and sisters 
I whochoose this time to depreciate and demean any member of another race. 
I This is a time to look ahead and to forge a future rich in cultural pluralism. 

: a time to note with pride the gainful achievements of the past. It is my 

e wish that while here we will seek the true education that frees us 

I rrom"01dhabits,andhereditary tendencies to wrong..."' An education that 

■vill not only enable the doors of future opportunities to swing wide open to 

a.but that which will bid us welcome through the Gates of Pearl (Rev. 7:9). 

Orvile Newton Bignal, Ph.D. 

Assistant Professor, Department of Physics 

1 William D. McKissic. Sr., Beyond: In Search of Blacks In The Bible Renaissance Productions 

All This Blackness 

a I looked in the minor, there I was, long, slender, smooth, and defined, 
tnriched as it were 

an impregnable dark, bitter-sweet, chocolate covering. . .My 
fckness. Bitter-sweet, for with all this blackness is beauty, strength, 
"niggle, and pain. Pain that thrusts 

from others that look like me. 
mothers that don't really understand my blackness, don't appreciate it, 
|™'< accept it; simply ridicule it. 

Wsciously they hurt me, yet through the pain I feel strength welting up 
pile me. Strength 

■ lw * beyond the senselessness of it all. 

ngth in the fact that I was conceived and formed through love; and in this 
[■We is agin 

God has allowed to develop completely through me. 
• the pain continues, but the strength subsides the pain. I continue 
""ilg in the minor, and 

xc na Ppiness, strength, intelligence, and love. . . 
i, '" acce P'ing and loving my blackness, I find contentment and joy. I see 
I"* tap exquisite 

beauty God has given me, that deep black color. 
J re is no resentment, no need or want for change, I simply thank Him. 
■lowing that He 

ov es me and accepts me, is a constant reminder to me of my true worth. 

Terri Ruff 

Behavioral Science 

Hypocrisy or Religion? 

It is twelve o'clock on the campus of Southern College. People are lined un 
tthecafetenadoors waiting tobe served. Asthelinecontinue' to^o" Into 
die cafetena trays filled with food pass by . „ each tray is pi led a vTil 
^anyfoodss U chascasseroles.di„„errolls,andsalads MoreabunI 2 
ttrough (on my tray especially, are the other choices such as- ice cream 
frozen yogurt, cookies, candy, cake, and pie 

Has the Adventist church and/or its members become a case of hypoc- 

me y ±e eV '-?h 80n r h "* ,nddoi »««'«^ Ourchurehpreache s ,hehe P al,h 
message, therefore, our colleges do not serve meal in th f 
because it is unhealthy. Wha, about the sugar'' Has medical scienre reemtfv 

fiT™ 081 ^ " g0 ° d S ° UrCe ° f nU,rienlS? ' have " M "^O ""VM-IS about 
it. If Ellen While were alive would she eat at the cafeteria' 

On January 6, Thalcher Hall residents were just starting to get back into 
the routineofcollegehfe.Uponchecking their mail.therewasone letter that 
caught most everyone's attention. This letter stated the use of jewelry has 
become widespread and that anyone seen wearing jewelry (on or off 
campus) will be fined twenty-five dollars with no warning given 

Is the comply ing of this jewelry rule on this campus out of fear of being 
fined, or because the students had not read their student handbook and did 
not realize the rule existed? One Thatcher Hall resident slates, "I think this 
letter made people want to defy this rule and wear jewelry." 

When meeting someone who is not an Adventist. how many times have 
they known what our church believes in not doing, but have no idea what we 
do believe? Is it Ihe grace of Jesus Christ by which we are saved or the 
abstinence from eating meat, wearing jewelry, or drinking caffeinaled 
beverages that gets us to heaven. This article is not to point out what is right 
and wrong. I would just like lo ask, "Is what you belive a religion, or a 
question of hypocrisy?" 

Cynthia Willey 

Listen to the cry of "help" 


I'm writingtoyou in my time of need in hope you can Find it in your heart 
to help me if you can. I was bom in Collegedale and lived there until I was 
seven or eight. Mom and Dad died in an automobile accident when I was 13 
and I was in and out of foster homes until I was 18. I'm now incarcerated 
and have never felt this kind of loneliness before. I'm not a bad person just 
because I'm here. Everyone makes mistakes and I have make one, but I'm 
letting my past teach me so I can be a better person in the days to come. The 
next 270 days are going to be lonely ones for the me, and I was hoping you 
could publish my letter in your paper so your readers can see il and may write 
from time to time. It would be a joyful gift to receive a letter from everyone 
who reads my call for friendship. I'm a 27 yearold white male, but loneliness 
picks no certain person, so anyone can write me. Editor, even if you can't 
help me, I want to wish you the two greatest gifts of all. Someone to love 
~™ to love you for the person you are! May god bless you 

Charlie Roberts 


3620 N. Harris Road 

Waycross, Georgia 31501 

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Is Southern College still 

By James Dittes 

It happens every time I move in Adventist circles 
outside of Happy Valley. 

"Where do you go to college?" someone 

"Southern College," I reply. 

"Oh," they sigh, and pause to chuckle as if 
they had come up with an idea no one had 
thought of before, "you mean Southern Matri- 
mony College?" 

Southern Missionary O illcjic became South- 
em College over ten years a^i. hul for many, the 
M— for matrimony — has never dropped from 
SC's initials. Other colleges mock the nick- 
name, even as Southern's alumni embrace it. 
But as Southern steps into its second century, 
that moniker may be fading. Society has changed, 
so has the average college student. 

The Southern student of 1 993 may be among 
the first to realize a truly Southern College — 
sans Matrimony — nearly eleven years after the 
name change. 

Lynn {'56) and Helen (*52 and '63) Sauls 

Lynn and Helen Sauls, professors in the 
Journalism and liducat inn departments, respec- 
tively, first met as members of a committee to 
nominate the freshman class officers in 1950. 
Helen remember the moment and laughs with a 
trace of girlish giggle. "He stood up and said in 
a broad, Georgia accent, 'Sauls is my name,'" 
she says. Lynn only remembers looking at 
Helen, a popular Mount Vernon Academy gradu- 
ate (he had gone to public school) and thinking 
disgustedly, "She thinks she's smart." 

But first impressions weren't lasting. The 
two rode together to the first concert of the 
season by the Chattanooga Symphony, along 
with one of Helen's friends who was interested 
in Lynn and sal beside him in the car. "Somehow 
the conversation got going |with Helen). . .and 
she was interesting," Lynn recollects. When 
they arrived at the concert, Helen and Lynn 
discovered their tickets — season tickets — were 
next to each other, "there was a whole series of 
dales for that year." Lynn continues. "And on the 
way home I sat by Helen." 


Dating was encouraged at SMC in those 
days, although strictly regulated. "It was the 
style of the day to do a lot of dating," says Helen. 
This 'style' included dating different people at 
appropriate times. Lynn says he faithfully read 
SM C & You , the student handbook, and remem- 

bers that dates were allowed during the noon 
meal on Tuesday, supper on Wednesday, and on 
Saturday night. Students were also allowed to 
walk together on campus. Unaware of the folk- 
way that only serious couples went to meals 
together, Lynn lined up meal dates with differ- 
ent girls through out the first few weeks. But no 
matter how many di fferent girls he asked, Helen 
was special. "After I met Helen," says Lynn, "I 
dated someone and dated Helen and then some- 
one else and then Helen." During Thanksgiving, 
Lynn told his motherhe had found the woman he 
wanted to marry. 

Meanwhile, another man began vying for 
Helen's attention. He met her after class. He 
carried her books. "It was extremely frustrating 
because I was trying to keep the [dating] rules," 
Lynn recalls. "But every lime I turned around, 
he was with Helen. . . .So I reread SMC & You . 
It said, 'Couples should not be seen strolling off 
campus together,' but that could also imply that 
couples could be seen strolling on campus. And 
in the catalog, it said, 'SMC is located on a 
beautiful 1 100-acre campus.' That included the 
biology trails and While Oak Mountain," Lynn 
flashes a big grin. "So I said, 'Okay , I'll keep the 


On the way to Week of Prayer that spring, Lynn 
followed Helen and her friend to the prayer 
meeting at the Old Tabernacle (walking together 
was discouraged). Along the way was a yard full 
of daffodils. "Helen said, 'Aren't those daffo- 
dils so beautiful?'" remembers Lynn, "And I 
reached down and picked one, and I said, 'But 
not nearly so nice as you.'" 

By April of their freshman year, Lynn and 
Helen were going steady. In May, as they stood 
together outside Lynn Wood Hall, serenaded by 
a Rachmaninoff piano concerto, Lynn asked 
Helen to marry him. They were married a year 
later. Bothwerel9. "1 was a child groom," says 


The SMC of Lynn and Helen Sauls has changed 
greatly since 1951. So has America. The men's 
dorm where Lynn lived is gone, replaced by the 
McKee Library. Helen's dorm, the old Jones 
Hall, is also gone, replaced by a parking lot. The 
Tabernacle burned to the ground three years ago, 
and a new Science Center will soon rise in its 
place. Of course, not everything has changed. 
The daffodils still grow on the hills in the spring- 
America has changed too. Only 61 percent 
of all adults arc wed now, compared to 72 
percent just 20 years ago. When Lynn and Helen 
Sauls were married in 1952, the median age for 
first- lime marriages was 22.6 years for men and 
20.2 for women. In 1990, according to the U.S. 
Census bureau, those averages had risen to 26.3 
for men and 24. 1 for women. 

Why the rise of nearly four years for both 

genders? Three reasons are prominent: the rise J 
ofmateriaiism.thesexual revolution, andchanges 
in dating altogether. 

Since the 1970's money has taken a greate| 
role in society. Things like cars, televis 

. that \ 

commonplace — status symbols for the middlj 
class. In fact, many homes now have two c; 
two TVs, and two telephones. Keeping up w 
the Joneses is harder for a newly married cou 
than ever before. 

Many are putting off marriage for that v 
reason. "People want to prove themselves finanl 
cially before getting married," says Jim Ashbuml 
a senior Behavioral Science major who wa^ 
married last June. "I feel I have to v 
have more to offer," states senior Mark NobleJ 

Proving oneself these days takes mc 
one college degree. Careers like medic 
law involve many years of work beyond 1 
bachelor's degree, and students 3 
realize those goals before getting married, 
wasn't like that in 1952. When the Saulses we 
married, Helen had an associate's deeree 
education and worked in an elementary on 
room school a few miles from the college, while! 
Lynn finished his theology degree. Later LynrJ 
worked to put Helen through her B.A. and M.A.I 
and Helen, in turn, supported Lynn while hj 
earned an M.A. and Ph.D. in English. 


In 1952 a college educatii 
to afford. The summer after his engagement! 
Lynn worked as a colporteur and earned a full! 
two-yearscholarship to Southern. Theemphasii 
in 1952 was helping the student pay his 
through college. Now studcnl labor is a w£ 
getting by. "If you work a 20-hour week, yoi 
barely pay for your bill." says Ashbum. He at 
his wife now cut costs by buying their food I 
Red Food and Wal Mart, instead of eating o| 

Financial outlooks have taken grealcr ii 
porlance for those considering marriaf 
"Whether we could make it or not financia 
was the biggest concern we had [before getting! 
married]," says Ashburn. The eighties changed| 
marriage, notes Lynn Sauls, 
seventies had been a time of idealism, but the| 
eighties brought a gilded, yet harsh, economic| 
reality. There were new things to 
ladders to climb. Marriage began l 
students' economic outlooks rather than being | 

Finally, America's values have changed since | 
1952. Sex, a taboo subject in the 50's, is no> 
exploited to sell everything from lingerie J 
laxatives. In the fifties, says Lynn, part 
reason for getting married was to enjoy 
"there was deep, deep sense that premariia 
was wrong." now over half of all Americans | 
have had sex before their wedding night. With- 
out marriage as a prerequisite, many people art 
having sex and waiting longer to get married. 

1 of tfc I 


11 March 1993 

jthern Matrimony College? 


| Bud ('63) and Barbara ('63) Piatt 

Barbara was to be the maid of honor in Bud's 
I wedding. Instead she became the bride. How? 
] "Persistence," says Bud. 

r before Bud's senior year, he 
I and his friend Leslie Walker, had made a pact 
; they had seen on an episode of 
\Gunsmoke. "We saw those backwoods men 
I looking for a good woman," drawls Bud in a 
| beautiful Carolina accent, "And we knew it was 
b goin' a wifin'." Barbara insists 
I marriage had not crossed her mind going into her 
jryear. "That's why I had to stay persis- 
" says Bud, bringing a vibrant gleam into 
ara's blue eyes. 

Tiat summer Bud had ended a relationship 
I with a girl he had dated since high school — 
I Barbara's best friend. During the week before 
I school began, Bud met Barbara out by the flag- 
|pole in front of Lynn Wood Hall. "Out of the 
r blue sky he asked me for a date," says 
| Barbara, gleaming. "I told him I'd go with him 
' xause I didn't have an excuse not to." 

During the date to Lake Winneposoca, an 
t park in Ringgold, Barbara tried to 
: Bud to reunite with her best friend. 

■ That night she even wrote to her friend and 
■confessed everything that had happened. "That 

is the end of a beautiful friendship," Barbara 
|laughs, shaking her head. A few weeks later at 
a candlelight program, Bud told Barbara he 
didn't ever want to hear the other girl's name 
I again. 


Dating at Southern in the early sixties was a 
I complicated system. Every off-campus date had 

■ to be accompanied by a student chaperone se- 
lected by the dean. All-day Sabbath outings 
■required a faculty member. One Sabbath chap- 
■ttonc, Miss White, turned out to be quite an off- 
■ampus lerror. "We saw a totally different side 
|Jf her," recalls Barbara. Bud only remembers 
■Jje moon. He leans his head back and sighs. 
l/" ere was a Carolina moon on the way back," 
B* drawls. A Carolina moon is a full moon, he 

■ »ys, before adding, "I'm a Carolina boy." 

■ Bud planned to ask Barbara to marry him 
IJW year on New Year's Eve. "He couldn't 

W savs Barbara. "He asked me a couple days 

Bud smiles proudly. "She was wearing a 
■P^Ie and white dress. . . " 

■ '"Are you sure?" replies Barbara. "I thought 
*as blue and white." 

". . . With ruffles," continues Bud 

"That was blue and white," insists „„,„,,, 

Bud shakes his head and laughs. "I must be 


They were married August 14, 1963. Leslie 

Walker, Bud's fellow 'wifer', was married to 

Glenda Shoemaker in June. 


Dating has changed dramatically since Bud 
and Barbara Piatt met out in front of the flagpole 
that August day in 1962. No chaperones are 
required on off-campus dates. No faculty mem- 
bers follow Sabbath excursions. The only re- 
striction many students feel is the curfew. "Once 
you get out of the dorm," says Krisi Clark, junior 
English major, "you can do anything you want 
to." "Not unless you get too grotesque on the 
promenade," adds freshman, Joe Vital. 

Many of the changes come from the different 
methods of dating. In the fifties, Lynn and Helen 
Sauls used afternoons on the Biology trails as 
dates. Bud and Barbara Piatt spent mealtimes 
together and sat with each other at Saturday 
night programs and candlelight times in the Old 
Tabernacle. More and more college students 
have cars now, and more of the dating action is 
off campus. 

The dates themselves are more active. Sat- 
urday night dates in the fifties often meant sitting 
through a travelogue or a lyceum. Dates today 
are more action oriented, says Lynn Sauls. "Now 
we have beach parties and creative dates." 

A new, laid-back attitude to dating is also 
evident on Southern's campus these days. "You 
date if you want to," says Kristen Bergstrom, a 
sophomore Nursing major. "It's an easygoing 
atmosphere," adds Mark Noble, who went out 
with five different girls onereverse weekend and 
held a sixth over to the next one. Clark agrees. 
"I go out to make friends," she says. "It's no big 
deal. "[In the sixties] you asked a girl for one 
Saturday night and you ate wiih them until that 
date," says Bud Piatt. Most seniors at Southern 
were married off by the end of their senior year. 
In the fifties, marriages between the sophomore 
and junior years, like the Sauls's, were not un- 
common. "Everyone I asked, I had the possibil- 
ity [of marriage] in mind," says Piatt. "Every' 
one struck my fancy in some way." 


Just the thought of marriage keeps many 
from dating today, "there are two major types of 
people who dale on campus," notes sophomore 
Marty Sutton, "the ones going out just as friends, 
or those looking for a boyfriend or girlfriend— 
and you can tell them a mile away." 

"Girls are a lot smarter now," adds Noble. 
"They wouldn't get married." 

Women aren't the only ones who have 

Continued on 
page 8 



- Angela Coffey and Anthony Lippard 
March 21, 1993 

May '93 

- Heather Owen and Chris Carlson 
May 2, 1993 

May '94 

- Sonja Mesaric and Bob Saylor 
May 1994 

- Stacey Spaulding and Scott DeLay 
May 1994 or 1995 

- Kim Walter and Paul Campoli 
June 29, 1993 

- Tanya Johnson and Erik Janson 
June 20 

- Jennifer Brown and Bumey Culpepper 
June or July 1993 

- Ellen Ashton and Jeremy Fransisco 

- Jonathon Mallock and Diane Champion 
July 25 

- Angela Dyer and Brad Emde 

- Susan Sudduth and Larry McCollough 
July 1993 

- Michele Bass and Billy Marshall 
July 1993 

- Brandy Goldman and Robby Geltys 
Summer 1993 

- Julie Bietz and Peter Kroll 
Summer 1993 


- Jacie Smith and Donnie Bunch 
November 24, 1993 

- D'Rae Webb and Tom Kreen 

- Donna Phillips and Eric Eglinger 

- Renee Taylor and Donald Moore 

- Maria Rodriques and John Sager 

- Michelle Schroer and Brian Schwab 

- Kristin Bracket and Jeff Kovalski 

- Kathy Smith and Kirk Clements 

- Heather Labrenz and Scott Walker 

- Traci Wolcott and Al Cason 

- Shari Wolcott and Gary Blanchard 

- Sherie Strong and Tim Blake 

- Julie Werner and Melvin Eisle 

- Brenda Keller and Barry Janzen 


(during Christmas Break) 

- Cindee (Higgs) and John Lamb 

- Kimberely (Leui) and Kyle Kovach 

- Melanie (O'Dcll) and Quentin Sahly 

- Renita (Velez) and Herbert Klischies 

- Claris and Rick Cavanaugh 

Congratulations to all! 


Page 8 

11 March 1993 

W3 II 

Still matrimony 

College? (continued) 

changed. "The boys today are not men," states 
Plait emphatically. "They may be more mature, 
but they are not responsible." 

But, Clark says her gender can be equally 
irresponsible. "We like to play too much," she 

Fewer students can work their way through 
school. Many rely on their parents for financial 
support; others elinnsc lo^n into debt even other 
young adults live ai home — three of every 10 
unmarried adults ages 25-29 still live with their 

Barbara Piatt is sympathetic. "Why settle 
down and keep house?" she says. "[Today's 
students] are still enjoying life." 

"They want Mom and Dad to pay the bills, 
cook the meals and do the laundry — all the 
domestic things," counters Bud. 

"That's what they arc there for," retorts 
Sherrie, the Piatt's daughter and a senior Public 
Relations major at Southern. 

Bud casts a weary smile her way. "It's all 
right," he says. "You can slay." 

Is the former SMC still Southern Matrimony 
College? Many still gel married, but many more 
have found in a newer, faster-paced world that 
they can wait for marriage. They can put their 
aspirations first. They can stay. 

Latest victims of 
marriage pressure: 

Melanie & Quentin 

Last December 23. Melanie (Odell) and 
Quentin Sahly became the latest victims of South- 
ern Matrimonial College. 

Few victims have been as willing as these 

Melanie and Quentin first met as staffers for 
CARE. Quentin served on the executive cabi- 
net; Melanie was the on-campus director for 
campus ministries. After one cabinet meeting in 
September of 1990, Quentin and Melanie took a 
walk together. They got as far as the top of 
Rachel's Ladder, where "we talked for quite a 
while and just kind of sat there," says Melanie. 

Melanie had become disillusioned with life 
at Southern. She wanted to transfer to PUC. 
Quentin wanted her to stay. 

"1 gave her the old president's son PR," says 
Quentin. "And I told her a lot of awful things 
about PUC." 

Melanie stayed. PUC's loss was Quentin 
Sahly 's gain . . . and the rest, as they say, is 

Ten months later, on July 2 1 , 1 99 1 . Quentin 
vacationed with Melanie and her parents on 

North Carolina's Lake Lure. 

Though Melanie was the first girl Quentin ' 
had ever dated, he knew she would also be hi 
last, and he planned to ask her to marry him. 

"I had already made arrangements with her | 
dad," says Quentin. So he took Melanie o 
the lake to a romantic place which had been | 
made famous as the setting for a scene ii 
movie, Dirty Dancing. 

Quentin asked Melanie to close her eyes and I 
hold out her hand. The surprise Melanie got v, 
an engagement ring. 

"Before I could answer, he started kissing ; 
me," Melanie recalls. When Quentin finished, 
Melanie said yes. 

Melanie and Quentin believe Southern Col- 
lege is still Southern Matrimony College. 

"I think there is still a glut of kids getting | 
married from SC," says Melanie. Although the | 
same percentage of kids are getting married a; 
years previous, she notes, many more are w; 
ing until after graduation. 

Quentin agrees. "You 're nevergoing to be in 
a more optimal place to find a wife." 

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How to find true love. . . the old fashioned way 

I ^Jew Moon, i 
I who my o 

By Ellen Roberts j j 

* moon, do tell me 
e love will be. The 
r of his hair, the color of his 
I ^ and the day we will meet." 

Walking down the promenade, 
I jeoppositegendersmiles tenderly 
I uyou, melting your heart. "Is that 
liim?" you ask yourself. "Could he 
I fc my true love? How am I sup- 
He to know?" 
Well, there is no possible way 
| of knowing who anyone's future 
vill be. However, in the old 
I days people believed they could 
llasien the process with some su- 
and old wives' tales. 
I Others believed that they could tell 
1 if their mate was true to them by 
Ijiese fables. However, you can 
I decide for yourself if these tales 
] iill work for you. 

If you like someone but you're 
31 sure if they are dating anyone 
I dse,count the spots on their finger- 
I oails. If you count the middle fin- 
Iger on both hands, this will well 
I pj how many boyfriends or girl- 
s they have. (I would stay 

away from those who have over ten 
spots on their fingers.) 

When you mail your sweetheart 
a letter, place the postage stamp on 
upside down. This will show your 
love. (I've seen this happen. But 
sometimes I wonder about it, espe- 
cially when the stamp is upside 
down on the bill I am receiving.) 

The first time you travel a new 
road, if you'll stop and pick up a 
rock and put it in your pocket, the 
next person of the opposite sex that 
you shake hands with will be your 

Do you ever when talking or 
just thinking unexpectedly say 
someone's name aloud? If so, it is 
suppose to be a sign that this person 
is thinking or talking about you. 

Peel an apple, keeping the peel- 
ing in one long spiral. Gently twirl 
the peeling three times around your 
head, then drop it on the floor. It is 
supposed to form the first initial of 
your future sweetheart's name as it 
lands. You can also toss the peel- 
ing over your left shoulder instead 
oftwirlingitaroundyouhead. (This 
fable might be fun to do in the cafe, 
though people might look at you 

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Dig the seeds out of an apple 
you've eaten. As you take each 
seed out say, while thinking of your 
sweetheart: "One I love, Two I love. 
Three I love I say. Four I love with 
all my heart, and five I cast away. 
Six I love, seven he loves, and eight 
we both love. Nine he comes, ten 
he tarries, eleven he courts, and 
twelve he marries." Thenumberof 
seeds in the apple will also tell you 
how many children you and your 
sweetheart will have after you are 

Write three names on three 
small slips of paper. On a fourth 
piece write the word Unknown. 
Fold all four into small wads. Next 
pack a coating of bread around each 
wad. Drop all four into a glass of 
water. You will marry the person 
whose name floats to the top first. 
If the paper with Unknown rises 
first, it means you have not yet met 
the one you will marry. 

Here 's another way to discover 
whom you'll marry. Cook a back- 
ward supper for two by preparing 
the entire meal with your hands 
behind your back. Never look to 
see what you are doing. Then, with 
the meal cooked and on the table 
and two places set, sit down at one 
of the place settings. Soon the one 
you are to marry is supposed to 
come in and sit down at the other 
place. (This might sound interest- 
ing, however, I wouldn't advise 
trying this in the dorm. The fire 
alarm will probably go off because 
of the smoke, and the person will be 
stuck outside trying to explain to 
security how they were cooking 
their sweetheart's meal while stand- 
ing backwards.) 

If men eat pumpkin seeds at 
bedtime, they will have romantic 
dreams. If women want to have 
romantic dreams, they should eat 
blackstrap molasses at bedtime. 
Also chocolate will cause lovely, 
romantic dreams. 

When you hear a turtledove 
calling, it's a sign somebody loves 
you and has sent the bird to tell you 

If you allow someone to sweep 
under your feet, you won' t get mar- 
ried within the year. Also if a 
woman walks under a ladder, she 
will not get married during thecom- 
ingyear. (Some seniors might want 
to lake these sayings seriously and 
be careful.) 

Here is something to try with 
your best friend in case people 
wonder which one of you will marry 
first: Pull a chicken wishbone with 

else to see who will get 
married first. It will be the one who 
gels ihe shorter piece. To find oul 
quickly who you will marry, put 
this piece of wishbone over an oul- 
sidedoor. The nexteligible person 
who comes through the door will 
be your future mate. (I guess you 
can't do this one in the cafeteria, 
since they don't serve meat.) 

Here is some advice for those 
who marry as soon as finals are 

Marriages made in May are 
supposed to have tots of good for- 
tune and happiness in them. 

If a bride wears blue when she 
gels married, it means she will be 
always be true. Red means she'll 
soon wish herself dead. Wear grey 
when you marry, and you'll live far 
away from the place you live ai the 
time of the wedding. Wear brown 
and you'll live in town after the 
ceremony. Marry in black and 
you'll soon wish yourself single 
again; yellow, you'll soon be wish- 
ing you had another fellow; green, 
you'll soon be ashamed to be seen. 
Wearing white shows you're mar- 
rying the right man for you. The 
bride who wears tan will soon be 
seen running around die town. Your 
spirits will soon sink if you wear 
pink. If you wear several colors to 
your wedding, confusion may soon 
reign in your marriage. 

If the sun shines on a bride, 
she'll have a happy marriage. The 
bride who gets rained on will shed 
lots of tears in her marriage. 

But for those who are still look- 
ing for your true love, try some of 
these sayings: 

During a new moon in May, 
look over your left shoulder at the 
moon, and say, "May moon, May 
moon, round and fair. Under my 
left foot I'll find a hair." then look 
under your left foot. You are sup- 
posed to find a hair from the head of 
your future mate. 

At any new moon, any month, 
look over your right shoulder and 
say, "New moon, new moon, do 
tell me who my own true love will 
be. The color of his hair, the color 
of his eyes and the day we will 
meet." That night you should dream 
the answers to what you asked. 

You might have heard these 
sayings before, you might haveeven 
tried them. But don't think that 
they always worked for those who 
used them. These fables did let 
people down. But when a letdown 
came, people didn't let it bother 
them. They just took it for a sign 
that something else was going to 


Page 10 


By Alicia Goree 


Callic Thatcher turned when she 
heard a rap on her apartment door. 
"Hi, I'm Benjamin McArthur," said 
the stranger's voice. "I live across 
the hall." 

And so began one of the South- 
ern College's most unusual court- 

The couple, now Dr. and Mrs. 
McArthur, met, dated, and married 
as college faculty. 

"We came here the very same 
year, August of 1 979 — both single," 
said Dr. McArthur, a professor in the 
hisiary department. 

The two new teachers resided in 
the new Virginia apartments directly 
across from one another. 

Upon the strategic prompting of 
a mutual acquaintance.Dr. McArthur 
made a point of meeting Miss 

"I just went over one day, 
knocked on the door, and introduced 
myself," said Dr. McArthur. 

"The first time I met him he just 
came to my door," said Mrs. 
McArthur, a part-time teacher in the 
nursing department, 'i think he was 
going around meeting everybody." 

A couple ol weeks into the school 
year, the neighbors recognized anted 
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to this joint financial 
said Mrs. McArthur. 
"We bought a vacuum cleaner at J.C. 
Penney in Eastgate Mall." 

"It was more economical than 
buying two vacuums," said Dr. 

Dr. McArthur was unsure what 
the fate of the vacuum would have 
been had the couple not later mar- 

because young, single teachers 
were very rare at the time, there was 
a lot of faculty and student interest in 
bringing the two together, said Dr. 

The couple's dates were usually 
casual, on-campus activities. "We 
went to Saturday night programs at 
the church, to Eastgate Mall, and 
played tennis," said Dr. McArthur. 
"She plays tennis well," he said. 

After a six-month engagement. 
the two married in the McDonald 
Road church August 10, 1980. "It 
was almost exactly a year after we 
arrived in I979."said Dr. McArthur. 

Dr. McArthurstill sees Southern 
as a matrimony college. "My guess 
is that it'sslill alive," said McArthur. 
'Thai's because it's a conservative 

"! think it is a legitimate motive," 
he said. "I guess, in a sense, the old 
Southern Matrimony College adage 
worked forme!" 

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11 March 1993 

Letters Home 

Renee Burgan - Yokohama, 

Dear friends and faculty of 


Konnichiwa! (Hello, from Japan!) 
1 1 find it almost hard to believe that I 
| have been here for nearly two months 
'. I have learned so much! I have 
■ learned things like. . . in order to get 
Ijnacaron the passenger's side Imust 
I go io the left side of the car, not the 
I right side, to bow when greeting or 
I saying good-bye to someone instead 
| of waving, to bow when being 

introduced to someone instead of 
I shaking hands, to take off my shoes 
I when entering a house or a business 
wear the slippers provided for 
o carry two handkerchiefs 
| instead of one (one for my nose and 

one to wipe my hands on), using 

chopsticks, slurping noodles is O.K., 
I where thetrainstationsareand where 
I (he buses go! Yes, I have learned a 
I lot, but there is still so much more to 

Even though I am learning 
I many new things and meeting new 

people, I still miss my friends and 
family! I really enjoy receiving the 
letters and phone calls! They mean a 
lot to me! Especially now that I am so 
far away and I can not speak with you 
all the time or see you. This is 
frustrating for me, because 
sometimes I want to tell you 
something right away when it 
happens, but I can't, so your letters 
and phone calls are very important to 

The Lord has been watching 

! and is taking < 

: of n 

There are so many times when He 
has been here to help me through the 
situation. He is always with you 
wherever you are! He loves you very 
much! Please continue to pray forme 
and for the people of Japan. May 
God bless each one of you! 

Lovingly in Christ, 

Renee Burgan 

c/o Japan Union Conference of SDA's 

English Language School Dept. 

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What is it about SC that makes people 
want to get married? 

April NSeves, FR 
Physical Education 
"The mysterious full 

Jessica Hughes, F 
Social Work 

"They are gluttons 

Mitzie Copley, FR 

"The Daphodils." 

Jackie James, JR 

Acela Baglaj, SO 



iving with 600 males." 

"Couples are tired of 
lurking in the bushes of 

Rick Mann, SR 


"Students have a dreaded 

fear of attending Adventist 

Singles Conventions." 

Paul Evans, AS 

"Desperate people have 
heard that there are other 
desperate people down 


John Appel, AS 

I don't know. I'm not 
Religion major!" 





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I Volume 48, Issue 14 

■PRESENT an Acrobatics Spec- 
Bwcular in Memorial Audito- 
rium at 9 p.m. Saturday, April 
i and 7:30 Sunday, April 4. 
Rise- performing will be World 
■fjiampion Mixed Pair, Eugeny 
^archenko and Natalia 
-a. Students are eligible 
Ifcr 1 tree general admission ^~pt 
Jacket: reservedlicketsareavail- ~-< 
for $3. All tickets avail- Hj 
it the VM. S 

What does Russia have 
;tore for Dr. Robertson? 
page 4 

Why did Leilan 

rukv ,ji L e upacareerasi 

lerina lo come to South 

? God had a hand in it. 

page 5 

What's the deal with inter- 

luples? Do they know 

mething the rest of us don't? 

AYS will be held again this 

*rday, March 27 at 4 p.m. in 

pjlnWoodHall. Comeforpraise I 


Missionary Volunteers ur- 

|«ly needed right here in 

T^nca to start church congrega- 

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25 March 1993 m 

Ej Sandpit 
v-ball court 
stuck in the 



By Brenda Pooley 


Blame it on [he rain and the snow. 
The volleyball sand pit that was 
scheduled to be in by March 16hasn't 
even begun lo take shape due to the 

itantly changing weather. "We 
can't get started on the pil till the 
ground is dry," said Mr. Lacey who 
is in charge of the construction. 

Last year,