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Merry Christmas From Both Ends Of The Campus! Christmases Past At LC By KRISTJNA SMALL The Christmas spirit is back at Longwood, thanks to the return of the Christmas tree to the Rotunda. No one knows for sure when the tradition of decorating the towering tree began, but it is chronicled in the Rotunda newspaper as far back as the 1940s. Back then the semester ended after students returned from Christmas break, giving students and faculty more time to devote to Christmas festivities. Those festivities began with the annual Christmas banquet


sponsored by the Freshman Commission. After prayers, which followed dinner, "The Other Wise Man" was recited and running cedar was distributed among the students as they sang carols and decorated the tree in the "Hanging of the Green". Longwood's holiday observance held a greater religious meaning in the 40's and 50's. The highpoint of the season was the "0 Holy Night" pageant presented by the Farmville YVVCA. One girl was chosen to play the Madonna in the pageant, an honor that was


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greatly sought after. The Madonna was chosen by the student body who voted in a secret ballot box in the dining hall. The pageant consisted of a manger scene where the Madonna's identity was re-

vealed. In 1948 Longwood, then called the State Teachers College, raised $182.90 during the White Christmas Service, an annual fundraising drive. A banquet was held in which the

heads of all campus organizations dressed in white and presented charitable donations for Christmas welfare projects. In that year the sum was divided three ways. One part went to a (Continued on Page 10)



IRQTWNDA Box 1133 Longwood College Farmville Va. 23901 Ed/tor In-Chief Cafhy Gaughran Business Manager Jeffrey D. Martin Features Editor Melissa Gibbs News Editor Matt Peterman Photography Editor Rob Smith Advertising Manager Somer Sloan Advertising Staff Tim Guthrie Chapman Kester Faculty Adviser Bill Woods Student Adviser Kim Setzer

Staff writers credited with byline on stories.

Staff meetings are held Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. in the Publications Office (across from the mailboxes in Lankford). If you are interested in working on the Rotunda staff but cannot attend the meetings, send your name, phone, and box number to The Rotunda, box 1133.



There is an opportunity for you, the students who use and live on this campus, to have a hand in what is to become of a section of it - a part of campus that most of you use and look at a number of times every day. This area is the mall outside the dining hall's new smoker, between the back of Grainger, the Virginia Room, and the road that runs alongside Hiner. The opportunity that is available to you is one that will allow you a voice in the decisions that will be made in redesigning this area. Right now, this mall area is a shambles. Decorations consist of a flag pole that serves no purpose and a bulletin board that is small on eyesore that nobody knows or cares that most of the notices posted on it are out-of-date by a couple of months. The area is bisected by an inadequate cement walkway which runs from one coiner of the lot to another, leaving yards of unused ground on either side. As it presently stands, this slot of land is wasted: it does nothing to enhance the appearance of the campus as a whole, and most of the land it encompasses is never used in any way. But think what it could be! If you were to take down the hedges that restrict this area, perhaps level the ground and resurface it with brick or cobblestone or something to that effect, think about what you could do with the mall! Parties, concerts, outdoor things of all kinds could be held on the mall. Add a couple of benches and tables, and maybe you could loiter in comfort with a couple of friends. This is also the perfect spot for some sort of a campus "conversation piece". Because this area is used primarily by the students, shouldn't it be planned by the students? Don't you want to have some say in what your campus could look like in the future?! Wouldn't you like to be able to walk across it with a friend and say, "I helped put this place together, and I'm damn proud of it!"?! Your ideas are necessary - very necessary - if this endeavor is to be as productive as it has the potential to be. There is going to be a meeting to discuss the mall project this Sunday, December 13, at 6 p.m. in the President's Board Room (right by the President's Office in East Ruffner). All students and student input will be welcomed. If for some reason you cannot attend this meeting but would like to, send a quick note to the Rotunda, ATTN. Mall Meeting, Box 1133. Include your name and box number and any ideas or questions you have about the project. If you don't know where the meeting room is, ask in the information office. Remember: it's your mall - what are you going to do about it? -€G


Please address contributions to the ROTUNDA Box 1133. Letters are subject to editing. Please type or neatly print any contributions. Opinions expressed in the ROTUNDA do not necessarily reflect those of the Longwood College administration, staff or students as a whole. Deadline for articles is 3:00 p.m. Friday prior to the Tuesday publication date Contributions handed in within 3 hours before deadline should be placed in the envelope on the Publications Of fice door in Lank (or d Letters, personals, etc. are due on the office door by midnight Sunday



ARA's Lancer Cafe ARA's Lancer cafe has decided not to accept checks from students for the remainder of the semester. Fearing huge losses, ARA makes the cafe just that more inefficient. The main message seems to be: students are not to be trusted and are basically incompetent in handling their checkbooks. However, ARA should be commended for showing students sound business practices. The lesson to be learned is: when in the Food Service Business and the boss says "No checks," it is better to throw food and drink away than risk accepting a check. So if one doesn't have a certified check or cash, one is not welcome at Lancer cafe - Merry Christmas. MATT PETERMAN, NEWS EDITOR



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= Letters to the Editor Muth: Disputed Reputation Surfaces To the Editor, I have become aware of the appalling rudeness of the secretary in the Social Work department, Millie Muth. She has offended many students with her flip remarks and uncaring attitude. It always seemed to me that a secretary should have exceptional social skills, especially in a department such as Social Work. Unfortunately Mrs. Muth does not seem to be aware of the fact that she is one of the first people students and other members of the community come in contact with when dealing with the department of social work. It is disappointing that such an exceptional department can be hindered so greatly by one person. Signed, a concerned student Dear Editor, I would like to thank some-


LC Students Nothing In School's Eyes

To the Editor: ished to the back of the auI was quite pleased at the be- ditorium or the balcony. I paid one who has done a great deal posters and so much more. ginning of this semester when I for my ticket when I paid my to help me and others here at Most of all Millie always listens: learned that A Christmas fees. So why - WHY! was I not Longwood, Millie Muth. Millie when you talk, she's never too Carol was going to be brought allowed to be seated wherever I to Longwood by the Longwood wished? Are the students of this is the secretary for the Social busy. Thanks Millie, Series of Performing Arts. My school second class citizens? Work Department. Millie is the Jeaneen Louden enthusiasm dropped sharply type of person who is always I would also like to know when I arrived at Jarman at why the students were not told Dear Rotunda Editor, 7:35 p.m. (hoping to get a good that they must pick up their I would like to appreciate seat). At that time I was in- tickets in advance in the Stuwhat Millie Muth has done for formed that since I was a com- dent Union Office! us social work majors. Millie is mon peon student I was banTeresa L. Bryant one of the most patient and understanding ladies that I have every met. She has had to put Dear Editor: an act of beautification, conserup with our bad moods and On Wednesday, December 2, vation, and appreciation. It was helped lift up our spirits. She the Longwood Freshmen also a token then and now of a even made sure that our work Seminar Class, taught by Mrs. desire to make this campus and other things were given to Simmons, planted two trees on more beautiful for those who the professors. She talks to us campus - a white pine, and a choose to attend Longwood even when she is busy. She did maple tree. College. a lot of things for us that we The trees represent our preOur Seminar group is lookMILLIE MUTH don't even realize - she is one sent physical togetherness as a ing into our past to appreciate willing to lend a helping hand understanding person who group of first year students, but the traditions which we have whether it is related to school or takes time out to help and listen it also represents more. It rep- inherited. We are looking forpersonal concerns. For instance, to us when we are in need. I resents the past. From what we ward to the future and wish to she types our newsletters for thank the Lord for a dedicated know about the earlier history provide some beauty along the S. Austin of Longwood, students and way. the Social Work Club, makes person like Millie. With a feeling of gratitude faculty worked together to create a suitable learning envi- for this institution, pride in our ronment for themselves and class, and a desire to make life better for others, we, the class others. hazard by not using the cords, who is to say that this The faculty set aside De- of 1991, assisted by our nursery approved extension cords. rule doesn't apply to the library cember 2, as Arbor Day. On this school, planted these trees - a It was my understanding and classrooms as well. RA's occasion, the children of the white pine and a maple tree as a that all extension cords used on respond with "If the Fire Campus Training School as- symbol of life, growth, and reMarshall were to catch you, we campus were to be of the 14-2 sisted with the tree planting as gard for others. would all be in trouble". Is this type. On December 6th the exa lie or are they trying to keep tension cords used to light the themselves out of hot water? window candles in the Rotunda The library and classrooms are and the Collonades were not of places where people go every the approved variety. Upstairs day and observe these things in the Rotunda there were 5 of and it would be much easier for these extension cords plugged them to get caught than it into each other (against policy would for the student in our and standard safety practices). I can't help but wonder: why rooms. Who ever is responsible for enforcing this rule is doing a are students expected to abide by rules that the very poor job of it. Amy C. Moore administration does not heed themselves. Are there two 1 ■»=■ XM ■=*3 different sets of rules? Are students the only ones that Dear Editor, I would like to take the time start fires? Does there have to to commend the school on its be a fire (again) before the choice of Christmas decorations school starts acting as in the Rotunda. But at the responsible as the students are same time I would like to point expected to? I hope not. John Devaney out that they are causing a fire

Freshman Trees Beautify Campus

College Cords Not Up To Par Letter to the Editor: Upon my return to Longwood after the summer, there were many changes concerning the resident's life through rules and regulations due to the fire last semester. During my walk to the library Thursday night, I noticed the beautiful Christmas candles in Ruffner windows and in the library. When I entered the library, I noticed that these lights were all plugged into the wall with a cheap $1.97 K-Mart extension cord: you know, the one's that most of us got written up for by the Fire Marshall. Then on Friday when I went to my classes, these same lights were plugged into these same cords. I realize that in these buildings there is less of a chance of someone getting hurt if it were to catch on fire; however, the danger is not my point. If residents are required to have 14-2 extension


Soccer Team Slighted Editor, I am writing this letter in response to the events that have occurred over the past few weeks involving the Longwood soccer team. Isn't it funny how a division two school with a winning record, winning tradition, and a highly respected coach, got overlooked by the NCAA selection committee for a national bid. Isn't it also funny that Longwood was the only soccer team at any level of Division to have three players on the team the same year named AU-American. Through hard work and dedication, Rich Posipanko has built a highly respected soccer program that

has been ranked as high as third nationally over the past few years, I think Longwood should hold its head up high, and be proud of the accomplishments the team has made. The soccer team has reached many great heights this year, and their success will continue. I myself had a chance to be involved with the team this year, and I have nothing but praise for the coaches and players. The team may not have gotten the national bid, but I think now the NCAA realizes the grave injustice they've committed. Rich "J.D." Jones

/f's A Shame, Editor, The incident which brought me to pen this letter is as follows: I returned from Thanksgiving break to find that the school had repainted the interior of the elevators in two colors and it looked fairly nice except someone had already scratched in the paint, "This college sucks." I wonder if this person stopped .to think that he/she may be the initial cause this college has problems. Don't you people want to live n a decent place? This college has the potential to look very nice but things are always torn up and it's a damn shame.

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Players Of The Week Senior Annette Easterling* field goals to lead the Lady and sophomore Kev:n Jefferson Lancers to the Mount Olive earned Most Valuable Player honors while leeding their respective basketball teams to tournament championships


Co-Cap Conkwright Captures Honors Longwood senior co-captain Claye Conkwright is a repeat choice on the 1987 Field Hockey Coaches Association/Penn Monto All-South Region team, it wa? announced last week. Conkwright received honorable mention on the all-star squad for the second year in a row. Longwood's leader in interceptions/tackles for the second year, Conkwright also

ANNETTE EASTERLING Lady Trojan Classic title. A 5-4 guard, she scored 15 points in a 73-61 win over Mount Olive KEVIN JEFFERSON and came back with 19 points, over the weekend. Easterling 4 assists and 4 steals in an 83and Jefferson have been 69 victory over Atlantic selected as co-recipients of the Christian. Longwood College Player of A physical education major, the Week award for the week Easterling had several careerof Nov. 22. Player of the Week best performances over the is chosen by the Longwood weekend. She is also a standout sports information office. on the Longwood Softball team. Easterling scored 36 points Easterling graduated from scored four goals and handed and hit six of 12 three-point Manchester High School. out an assist. She helped Longwood compile a 13-6-1 record. The Lady Lancers recorded more wins than any LC team since 1975. A four-year starter at Longwood, Conkwright was the lone Division II hockey player named to the predominantly Division I squad. She collected 388 interceptions/tackles in 1987, breaking the record 275 she had last year.

Longwood had 11 riders earn ribbons at an intercollegiate horseshow November 14 at the University of Virginia. "It was super," said head coach Shirley Duncan. "We

went down there to win and we did it. Wa had a total team effort. Our depth and balance were big keys. I think we wore the ether teams down."

TKE's Fund Scholarship By Rich Jones The Longwood College Athletic Department was presented an additional athletic scholarship this past week. The scholarship was made possible by the Tau Kappa Epsilon Rho Kappa Chapter here at Longwood. The scholarship is the Tau Kappa Epsilon Athletic Scholarship, and will be presented to an incoming freshman male athletic on the basis of need. The recipient of the scholarship will be decided jointly by the Athletic Department and the Financial Aide Department. The scholarship will be $300 the first year, but this amount could be raised if additional

funds are received. The scholarship is in honor of the following people; Tony Perini, Tommy Pairet, Parker Wheeler, and Bill Grogan. The transfer of the Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity had these comments, "We wanted to make the scholarship to show an appreciation to the local businessman that made our presentation of NWA Wrestling possible." The winner of the scholarship will be announced at the honors and awards day ceremonies. If anyone would like to contribute or find out more information about the scholarship contact a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon.










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said coach Shirley Duncan of her team's tournament title. We'd like to be 7-0 now, but we've accomplished a lot." Duncan, who got her 99th career win Saturday night, will be going for win number 100 Wednesday at Towson State. The coach pointed to Longwood's work on defense and an effective fastbreak as key factors in the tournament showing. "We jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the championship game," she said. "Our fastbreak worked very well and helped us get ahead. Our player-to-player defense kept the other teams off-balance." Senior guard Angie Hill, who moved into the starting lineup Friday night, scored 19 points in the championship game. Burton and Barnette scored 17 points, Angie Middle-

ton scored 11, and Jill Everett was the fifth Lady Lancer in double figures with 10 points. Longwood outrebounded Coker by a 59-30 margin and hit 15 of 23 free throws for its best showing of the year at the line. SURVIVE MIRACLE SHOT Longwood survived a near miracle shot by Central Wesleyan's Mona Blasingame to win Friday night's opener in overtime. Blasingame had a prayer answered when her shot from just past midcourt bounced in to tie the game at 63-63 and bring an overtime. LADY LANCER BASKETBALL 2-2-2 Thanks to a bucket by Hill, four points from Burton and two free throws from Everett and Barnette, Longwood won the overtime period 10-7 and the ball game. Annette Easter-

ling scored 17 points to take honors for Longwood. Barnette scored 16, Burton had 14 with 11 rebounds and Everett scored 11 points. Easterling added seven assists and canned three of nine from 3-point range. BEST START IN 11 YEARS Longwood's early season 5-2 start is the team's best beginning since the 1976 squad began the year 6-2. "We're getting great balance in our scoring and contributions from a lot of players," says coach Duncan. "We need to maintain that balance to continue our success." Four players are scoring in double figures for Longwood. The leaders are Barnette at 13.9, Easterling 12.1, Everett 11.4 and Burton 10.7. Burton is also averaging 8.7 rebounds.

Stukes And Strauss Out-Grapple At York

pounds and Hartley who beat Rick Hooten 6-4 in the heavyweight division. Lancers Todd Robson, 118, and Tommy Gilbert, 142, lost close decisions. "We had a competitive match, and with a couple of breaks we could have made it a lot closer," said Nelson. "Pembroke is one of the toughest teams on our schedule."

Junior John Stukes and senior Jesus Strauss won individual titles and Longwood finished third out of seven teams in the York College Wrestling Tournament in York, Pennsylvania Saturday. Longwood, 1-6 in dual matches, concluded its first semester action at York. A match scheduled at Campbell Tuesday night has been postponed until January 21. Stukes took 12-2 and 4-3 decisions to win the title at 134 pounds and Strauss won by scores of 13-3 and 8-0 to finish on top in the heavyweight division. Stukes is now 16-2-1 for the year while Strauss is 10-6. Other place winners for Longwood were Eion Kelley 31 for third place at 126, Dave Taylor, 2-2 for fourth at 177,

and Doug Hartley 2-1 for third at 190. Delaware Valley won the event with 107 3/4 points. Lycoming had 82 3/4 for second, Longwood was next with 40. Other scores included: Salisbury State 31 1/2, Glassboro 17 1/2, Gettysburg 161/2 and York 13. Coach Steve Nelson was particularly impressed with Strauss, who won his first collegiate tournament title. "Jesus wrestled the best he has all year," said Nelson. "He placed in six of 8 tournaments last year, but this was his first individual title. As a team we started off a little shaky, but we came back strong in the consolation rounds." Nationally ranked Pembroke had too much for Longwood's

Football Team Finishes Season The Longwood Lancer football team has accepted another bowl bid. This is the sixth year the Lancer Football Team has been in existence, and the sixth bowl bid the Lancers have received. The Lancers on Jan. 1 will be playing in Hershey, Pennsylvania in the Chocolate Bowl. The Lancers were overlooked by the Rose and Orange bowl selection committees because of the ties to Florida and Virginia Tech in the final two games of the season. Lancer head coach Micheal Phillips had these comments on the team getting overlooked by the other bowls, "We've had another undefeated season. But the last two ties really put our national championship hopes to rest' The Lancers did have wide

receiver Russell Alves named first team All-American by the Associated Press this week. Alves had 60 catches in 10 games for the Lancer football team, with 6 being for touchdowns. Coach Phillips also reported that star tailback W.C. Woods will be back in the lineup. Woods suffered a concussion after his wife struck him over the head with a fry pan. Woods was out of the line-up for 5 games. The team will be playing the loser of the South Carolina and Miami game. All ticket and bussing information for the trip to Hershey can be obtained at the student union or from any member of the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity. Let's all go out and jeer th Longwood Football team t victory. By Rich Jonea

young team Wednesday night as the Braves took a 36-6 victory in a match held at Deep Creek High School in Chesapeake, Virginia. Winners for Longwood were Stukes who won a 7-3 decision over Marvin Jones at 134


Three Lancers Named All-American

Lady Hoopsters Doing Great Senior center Barbie Burton and freshman Carmille Barnette led Longwood to its second tournament championship of the season in the Wofford College Invitational Friday and Saturday. The 5-2 Lady Lancers, who visit Division I Towson State Wednesday, had four or more players in double figures in a 73-70 overtime win over Central Wesleyan Friday and a 9270 victory over Coker College in the championship Saturday night. Longwood had won the Mount Olive Lady Trojan Classic on the opening weekend of the season. Burton totaled 31 points and 26 rebounds to earn Most Valuable Player honors in the event and was joined on the AllTournament team by Barnette, who collected 33 points and 12 rebounds. "We felt real good about it,"


By Rich Jones The Longwood Lancer Soccer Team was bestowed with a great honor this past week; three of the team's players were named All-American. Senior Jeff Robinson and sophomore John Barone were named second team. Freshman Ray Jones who scored a school record 29 goals, was named first team. Jones at one time was listed in Sports Illustrated magazine as the nation's leading goal scorer. Robinson is a senior from Huntington Valley, Pennsylvania. He has been on the team for four years. Barone came to Longwooti from Neptune, N.J. and Ray Jones hails from Smith's Parrish, Bermuda. Coach Rich Posipanko had these comments about the three players. "Roz, John, and Ray had a great year. They showed leadership that helped us come together as a team. There aren't three other players who are more deserving of being named All-American." The Lancer soccer team was the only team Division I, II, or III - to have three players named AllAmerican this year. That statistic alone should make the Longwood Administration and student body feel very proud.

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Golf Team: End-Of-Season Profile The Longwood men's golf team finished their fall season with a record of 1-3. The teams best score for the season was 320 against Radford. Their overall team stroke average was 346.8 for seven rounds. This is a rebuilding year for the Lancers, who graduated four starters from last year's team. Out of the nine man squad this year only two are returnees. Coach Steve Nelson says the new squad has potential and he is looking forward to increased success in the spring season. Senior Kevin Hare, a native of Mechanicsville, competed on the Longwood men's golf team during this fall season. Hare, in his fourth year with the Lancers, is a graduate of LeeDavis High School where he competed in baseball one year as well as golf. Kevin is a business administration major at Longwood. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Starkey Hare III of Mechanicsville. Junior Kevin Haskins, resident of South Boston, also competed with the Lacers this season. Haskins won medalist honors at Radford, shooting a 74 for the match. Kevin finished with an 84.7 stroke average for the season. He is currently a math major at Longwood and is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Haskins of South Boston. Freshman Jeff Smiley, from Palmyra, had an impressive

By SONNY MERCHANT first year on the squad. He held the teams best combined tournament score with an 82-82164 at the W&L Invitational, as well as the best overall season stroke average of 83.5. Jeff is a business administration major at Longwood and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Grover Smiley of Palmyra. Sophomore Hank Kim, a resident of Chester, is in his first season with the Lancers. Kim attended Thomas Dale High School where he participated in both golf and soccer. His best showing was at Radford where he shot 86. Hank is a business marketing and finance major at Longwood and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Chong U. Kim of Chester. Senior Dan Ford, from VA Beach, competed for the Lancers in two tournaments this fall, the Old Dominion Tournament and the W&L Inv -tional. His best performance came at W&L where he shot a 97-81-178. Dan attended First Colonial High School in VA Beach. Dan is now a fitness major at Longwood and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel R. Ford III of VA Beach. Freshman Darrell Nichols, a native of South Boston, is in his first year on the Lancer squad. Nichols saw action at both Radford and at the Ferrum Invitational this fall. His best score came at Radford where he shot 84. Darrell

attended Halifax County Senior High School where he was named MVP in golf his senior year. Nichols is a business major at Longwood and the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Nichols Jr. of South Boston. Freshman John Holmes, a resident of Chesapeake, is also in his first year with the Lancers. John attended Indian River High School where he was the captain of their varsity baseball team. John is currently an undeclared major at Longwood and is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John E. Holmes of Chesapeake. Sophomore Gregory Boyce. also of Chesapeake, is in his second season with the Lancers. Boyce saw limited action in match play this fall season. He graduated from Indian River High School where he was a member of the school's golf team for four years. During this time he placed as high as the #3 position. Greg is currently an undeclared major at Longwood and the son of Mr. and Mrs. John R. Boyce of Chesapeake.

Last Week's Player

Of The Week Barbie Burton Senior center Barbie Burton scored 31 points and grabbed 26 rebounds to lead the Longwood women's basketball team to the championship of the Wofford College Invitational over the weekend. Burton has

been named Longwood College Player of the Week for the period November 29-December 6. Player of the Week is

chosen by the Longwood sports information office. Burton, 6-2, scored 14 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in Longwood's 73-70 overtime victory over Central Wesleyan Friday night, and came back with 17 points and 15 rebounds against Coker in her team's 9270 tournament title victory. Burton also had eight steals in the Wofford tournament and was named Most Valuable Player. A graduate of Yorktown High School in Arlington, Burton has been a two-year starter for the Lady Lancers. Showing marked improvement each season, she seems to be set for her best year. While helping Longwood get off to a 5-2 start, she has averaged 10.7 points and 8.7 rebounds while hitting 55 per cent of her shots. She has had 10 or more rebounds four times. "Barbie played very well at both ends of the floor in both games," said head coach Shirley Duncan.



Tip-Off Victory Over Pace Tournament MVP Kevin Jefferson and the Longwood basketball team followed last year's script to capture their second straight Par-Bil's TipOff Tournament title over the weekend, edging a strong Pace University team 79-78 in the championship game Saturday

night. An enthused Longwood coach Cal Luther felt his team got off to a solid start" thought our chances of winning the title were slim and none. We hung tough with a young bunch of kids."

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By KRISTINA SMALL What is the Longwood Men's By JAIME HAMPTON Club and why did they host a Straight from Webster's New World Dictionary: rape is "the controlled drinking excrime of having sexual intercourse with a woman or girl forcibly periment? According to a and without her consent." According to Chief James Huskey of member of "the club" who preCampus Police, the biggest problem after rape has occurred is that ferred to remain anonymous the woman "isn't willing to pursue it by pressing charges." the Longwood Men's Club is a The most common types of rape are when the rapist is someone "psuedo-secret social organizathe victim knows; or "date-rape." Most of the time it is not tion which holds special activireported, and if it is, it's usually later rationalized by the victim ties at special times." He further stated, with a and not pursued. smile on his face, that the So far only one rape has been reported this semester, though not pursued; and Chief Huskey speculates that only one in ten club's members are "strong rapes is ever reported, due to fear of publicity. "This is an believers in responsible unfortunate attitude because there is no publicity except in court; drinking" and would like to premote that attitude among and the "Perk Kit" (rape test kit) is administered at the hospital by a doctor and a nurse to the victim with no one else present," Longwood students. Prompted by Alcohol says Huskey. There are several reasons why a woman should report a rape Awareness Week, the club conand press charges against the rapist when he is someone she tacted Art Greene, a Drug and knows. Most importantly, he has violated her rights as a woman Alcohol educator, to present the program. Mr. Greene travels to and a person. colleges around the region getting administrators and students drunk to help them and those watching to realize the Besides that, nowadays one must worry that rape could eveneffects alcohol has on motor tually lead to AIDS; whereby, you have not only a case of rape but skills and driving abilities. also of manslaughter or second degree murder. Four administrators and Another important consideration is that once a male rapes four students began drinking someone and gets away with it, more than likely he will do it the liquor of their choice at again to someone else. Then it becomes a campus problem. 5:30. By 7:00 when the Someone should be told; if not campus police, then the Dean of experiment opened up most of Students or the Vice President for Student Affairs or a Resident the participants were already Assistant. on their way. Sue Saunders A rape should be brought to someone's attention right away found it more comfortable to sit because physical evidence is soon lost, and a jury is very hesitant to convict a rapist if it's simply a case of one person's word against another's, with no other evidence. It should be noted that there is a statue of limitations for rape of five to seven years. This means that any physical evidence gathered from the victim can be saved, due to forensics, should the victim decide to wait before pressing charges. But it must be REPORTED right away. Chief Huskey feels "the male population needs to be educated as to what rape is." He goes on to say, "As far as we're concerned, if a male and a female are in the middle of a sexual act and the female says 'no - stop!' anything happening after that is rape." As far as preventing rape, the most important thing to remember is: use common sense! "Three-fourths of ALL campus problems, not just rape, are problems that students have created for themselves," says Huskey. Women should NOT walk around campus alone at night. Chief Huskey reflects, "Although the laws of nature say that we are all equal, the laws of man have proven that this just isn't so." If a female is alone at night, she should travel in a well-lighted area; and if someone grabs her, she should scream. As far as fighting back, a woman shouldn't fight back unless she is somewhere where someone will hear or see her. Campus police is also willing to help. If a ride home is needed from one end of campus to the other, call them. If you have to park your car at Wynne, stop by campus police and let them follow you up there and give you a ride back to your room. Sure, you might have to wait a while, but think of the alternative. Is it worth it? Concerning date-rape or rape by someone that is known to the victim, again common sense is important. Get to know this person as well as possible before going off alone with him, getting in his car alone with him, or going to his room alone with him. Another alternative to date rape is to lie. Chief Huskey says, "Tell him you have a venereal disease or that it's your time of the month - anything that will work." Unfortunately, in some cases of date rape, intoxication is a contributing factor. However, "no" should be sufficient. "No" means no.

on the floor while Mr. Greene had Derrick Lily walking a straight line and counting backwards. Mr. Greene asked the participants to keep notes about the changes they felt after each drink.

Rick Hurley reported that after two drinks he had a "low Donkey Kong score of 1,000, a glow around the top of my head" and a "drunkeness feeling from head to toe." With a blood alcohol content of .06, Mr. Hurley had a "feeling of goodness" and felt drunk at .08. Mr. Green administered a test in which he had Rob Liessem follow a pen with his eyes, a test given by police to suspected drunk drivers. If the eyes don't move smoothly it is a sign of intoxication. Mr. Greene's aim was to prove the legal consequences and potential dangers of irresponsible drinking.


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Local Band Going Strong By CINDY GOOD On Thursday night, November 19th, the Lancer Cafe' *as packed with classic rock 'n roll lovers who came to hear the local band False Dmitri play. The college radio station, WLCX 90.1 FM, and the Longwood Student Excursion club sponsored the three hour concert, which members of both organizations deemed as a "huge success." The band has played at the

False Dmitri currently has only four members: Allen Franklin who sings lead and plays bass, J.W. Frank who plays rhythm guitar, Steve Brown on drums, and Norman Vos8 on lead guitar. Allen is the head post office person at the post office on campus. Steve and J.W. also live and work in the Farmville area. Norman is currently a senior here a t Longwood and has been with the band about two years.




Lancer Cafe' several times in the past but this was the first time this year. Lead singer and bass player Allen Franklin said that they always enjoy playing for Longwood students at the Cafe' and that the band hopes to play there again next semester... False Dmitri got started iri November of 1977 with five members, three of which are still in the band. Two of the original members were Hampden-Sydney students who decided to leave the group after they graduated. Since then, False Dmitri has filled vacant positions with Longwood and Hampden-Sydney students, but the student band members have always ended up leaving the band after graduating.

As a "classic rock" band, they play mostly older hits from the 1960's and 1970s. Several songs they play during almost every concert are: Brown Sugar (Rolling Stones), Born to be Wild (Steppenwolf), Smoke oa- the Water (Deep Purple) and Free Bird (Lynyrd Skynyrd). They also play a lot of ZZ Top's material. There are usually four or five of their original songs included in each concert. The band made a demo tape about two years ago with some of their original pieces on it. They would like to cut an album, but cost has prevented this, at least for now. Allen said that the band knows about 300 songs which they play and out of







these songs there isn't one that any of the members doesn't like. False Dmitri's logo is the face of a bull dog. Allen said that, as with the name of the band, they had a hard time finding a logo which all the members liked. The bull dog face came from an old squeaktoy that a co-worker had. Allen said he drew several pictures of the toy and showed them to the band. The bulldog (with added sunglasses) was a hit with the other members and the rest is history. Next semester, WLCX will probably host False Dmitri again at the Lancer Cafe', so, classic rock lovers; get ready for another concert that is guaranteed to rock the roof off! The band tried three or four names when they first started playing, but none of them fit very well. The name False Dmitri originated from a story of a Russian Prince named Dmitri. Dmitri dissappeared before he could take over the throne, so a cousin, who was next in line, took the thrown. Several years later a person claiming he was Dmitri came back and was given the Russian kingship. However, soon it was found out that he was an impostor, or, as he was called, a "false Dmitri." In the late 70's, Allen said, "False Dmitri" was a saying that meant "no way," not for real," "fake," etc. The band adopted the phrase and it seemed to work. Currently, False Dmitri plays mostly in-state at colleges and bars.

'Tis The Season... For Suicide? By DINA FERRIGNO Since most freshmen and sophomores on this campus fall in the teenage suicide range of 15 yrs.-19 yrs. old, we all must be able to recognize the signs and cries for help. The suicide rate in this age bracket has tripled in the last two decades, reaching five suicides and about five hundred attempts daily. Not only this, but researchers also think that the rates may even be higher since death is not coined as suiciderelated unless the deceased has left a note. It has been found that one's socioeconomic background is not a factor. The only clear, headstrong factor is depression: deep, dark depression set off by some event. Sometimes it is hard to tell if our friends are depressed to the extent of contemplating suicide. Sometimes the events which trigger a suicide do not even have to be anything more out of the ordinary than a daily occurance, like getting in an argument with your roommate, or failing your history exam. Suicides are often seasonal, occurring at Thanksgiving, Christmas and in the spring. We must always remember that if we think twice about the actions of our friends it is time to deal with a possible suicide taking place. Get help immediately! Here are some signs: - preoccupation with death - changes in sleeping and eating habits - unexplained or unusually rebellious/disruptive behavior - depression and withdrawal

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Spotlight By CINDY GOOD If you've been keeping track of the D.J.s in the Spotlight, you probably think that all of WLCX's D.J.s are men. However, this is not the case at all. In fact WLCX has just as many female DJ.s as males. Marian Martin, a senior Elementary Education major, has been with the station for two and a half years. Currently Marian is doing a partner radio show with junior Tammy Dawson from 6:00 to 8:00 on Friday nights. Marian plays a variety of music ranging from progressive to pop to oldies. Her music is usually upbeat, party music because at that time on a Friday night, her listeners are just starting to party or are getting ready to go out.

MARIAN MARTIN Marian has served as the station's Business Manager for the past three semesters but will be giving up the position to student teach in the spring. Marian said that by being Business Manager, she got a chance to see what funds are really necessary to run the station and by being an officer she got a good "view of all the officer positions" and who is in charge of each aspect of the station. One of the craziest things that has happened to Marian during her years on the air is when she got a phone call in the studio from a guy who said that she had a sexy voice and wanted to know if they could get intamately involved very quickly! In the future, Marian said that she would possibly like to work as a D.J. for a small radio station or do some other parttime radio work.

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By MELBA FARBUCKLE A musical version of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol by The Nebraskan Theatre was the final presentation in Longwood College's Series of the Performing Arts this semester. A cast of 25 actors, accompanied by a four-piece chamber ensemble, told the classic story


ir A Christinas Carol of the reformation of Ebenezer Scrooge. Much of Dickens' original dialogue was maintained, as the spirits of Christmas Past, Present, and Future showed Scrooge the way out of a miserly existence to one of generosity and kindness. A primary motivation in the creative force of Charles Dick-

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The Concert Choir, Lancer Alpha Phi Omega National Edition, and Brass Ensemble Service Fraternity would like to thank everyone who gave will present a Candlelight blood on Dec. 2. The Blood Christmas Concert on Tuesday Drive was very successful! The evening, Dec. 8, at 7:30 at the American Red Cross left with Farmville Baptist Church. The 171 pints of blood. APO would program will include "some old also like to acknowledge the and some new Christmas following organizations with songs," said John Campbell, director of Longwood's choral the highest turnout: Fraternity - Tau Kappa Ep- groups. "There will be new musical settings of some traditional silon carols and several up-beat Sorority - Alpha Delta Pi Organization - Alpha Phi songs by the Lancer Edition." The audience will be invited to Omega join in singing familiar carols, a& ^g ar with accompaniment by the The Board of Visitors has Brass Ensemble. "We have retained the services of Perez- planned the program as a famArton, consultants, of New ily evening, a way for people of York City, to give advice and all ages to celebrate the beginassistance in the presidential ning of a beautiful season," Mr. search. This action was taken Campbell said. All are invited to at the Executive Committee attend the concert at no charge. meeting of the Board on Nov. 18. Maria M. Perez, president of the firm, will be working closely with the Screening Committee and the Board of Visitors in the forthcoming weeks. Ms. Perez has directed presidential searches for seven senior colleges, four two-year colleges, and the Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York's 18-college system.



ens was the wish to expose the suffering and hopelessness of the working poor in England during the Industrial Revolution. A Christmas Carol, written in November of 1843 contains Dickens' philosophy. He believed in the brotherhood of man, in the necessity of good will in human conduct.

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Dr. James Cross will speak at the next "Food for Thought" luncheon in the Tea Room on Wednesday, Dec. 9, at 12:30 p.m. These discussion programs, on "Issues Around the Constitution," are sponsored by the Longwood and HampdenSydney campus ministries. Faculty and staff members are invited to join the group. Dr. Cross is Interim Associate Vice President for Planning, Research, and Information Systems and Commonwealth Visiting Professor in the School of Business and Economics. 2t










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Scrooge is the embodiment of the acquisitive, middle-class society whose value system focused on profit and gain. The Cratchit family are the working poor, portrayed with all the tender honesty, limited prospects, and tragic problems that typified that class in Victorian England. Even the medical problems of Tiny Tim are important to Dickens' theme; in 1843 there was no hospital in London that would admit a child as a patient. The staging creates a Christmas-card tableau, with a row of shops, a light snowfall, street vendors, and caroling children. The production features outstanding singers and dancers, lavish costumes, and spectacular special effects. The Nebraska Theater has given more than 1,000 performances of A Christmas Carol throughout North America during the past eight years.

(Continued from Page 1) fund which provided clothes for elementary school students, another part was donated to the Farmville welfare department and the last third went to retired college staff. The annual traditions at Longwood ranged from the conventional to the odd. For example, everyday from 12:05 to 12:30 students crowded into the Rotunda and surrounding balconies while singing Christmas carols. The Dramatic Arts Club put on its annual Christmas party complete with carolers and a visit from Santa while the art classes decorated residence hall bulletin boards around campus. The annual water pageant was put on by the H2O Club. 1951s theme was "A Wet Christmas Eve."

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Dr. Gordon K. Davies, Director of the State Council of Batik work by Janie S. Christmas In Colonial Mosby, of Warrenton, is fea- Higher Education for Virginia Williamsburg tured in Longwood College's (SCHEV), will speak on MonBlackwell Dining Room Showcase Gallery (first floor day, Dec. 14, at 3:30 p.m. in Thursday, December 10, 1987 hallway in the Bedford Build- Bedford Auditorium. He will 4:306:30 P.M. discuss issues coming out of his ing) through December 12. 10-year report. If faculty members have educational issues pertinent to Longwood that Pulsar Fine jewelry they would like Dr. Davies to Wofch Repair address, please get these sugBu/ovo gestions to Dr. John Peale Corovelle Engraving (ext. 356) as soon as possible See our selection of sorority jewelry... and he will refer them to Dr. Davies. (All sororities.)

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The administration of Longwood College and the December Graduation Committee would like to invite you to a formal December graduation. The ceremony will be held on Wednesday, December 16,1987 at 10 a.m. in Lancer Hall. If you are interested in participating in the graduation ceremony contact the Registrar's office as soon as possible. A dinner for all participating seniors is currently being planned by the Committee. Those interested should contact Marci Cantor at 392-5910. Graduation announcements will be available after Thanksgiving Break. If you have not already done so, please reserve yours at the Book Store.




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Beyond Longwood State, National, and Foreign News

Superpowers Come Together While S. Africa Withdraws By MATT PETERMAN D President Reagan and Soviet leader Michail Gorbachev signed an arms treaty yesterday in Washington to eliminate intermediate range nuclear missies. It is the first treaty to ban an entire class of missies according to the wire dispatches. "Over three years, 3800, U. S. and Soviet warheads will be dismantled according to the Richmond Times Dispatch. Reagan called the treaty "a complete bargain . . ." that "completely meets the longstanding goals of the United States and our allies and advances the interests of peace," speaking in his weekly radio address. Senate Majority Leader Robert C. Byrd of West Virginia said he was "cautiously optimistic" about the ratification of the treaty speaking in the Democratic response Byrd continued: "The Senate will not rush the process of advise and consent." "It took the President's negotiations years to pin down every word in this treaty. The Senate is going to take several months to consider its merits. We cannot be slip-shod in examining the fine print." O South Africa troops are being pulled out of Angola after sucessfully aiding, UNIRA, The Union for the Total Indepen-

dence of Angola, against a massive land attack that began in September. The announcement came from South African general Jannie Geldenhuts. According to the Richmond Times Dispatch, "Geldenhuts said the decision to withdraw 'Followed the successful completion of certain tasks in the interest of South Africa'." The Rebels claim they beat back a major government offensive in early November." "On November 11, South Africa announced that its forces had intervened to help the rebels repel an offensive B7 Angola's Soviet-and Cubanbacked army." "The fighting, pitting rebels and South African men, weapons and aircraft against Angolan soldiers and up to 50,000 forces from four East Bloc countries, has been waged since September in the grassy plains in southeastern Angola, up to 200 miles north of the border with Pretoria-ruled Namibia." "On Nov. 25, the U.N. Security Council voted unanimously to demand South Africa's unconditional withdrawal. South Africa rejected the demand, saying it would withdraw when other foreign forces left or when its interests no longer were threatened."



Its Law For Life ByD.M.VEE "Virginia's Safety Belt Law - It's A Law For Life" is the theme of the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles and Virginia Department of State Police's new campaign to promote safety belt use and statewide compliance with the law. Virginia's mandatory safety belt law, effective January 1, 1988, requires drivers and front seat passengers to use safety belts when traveling in motor vehicles. "If just 60 percent of Virginia motorists wear their safety belts, we believe we can save more than 300 lives each year," said DMV Commissioner Donald E. Williams. "In addition, thousands of injuries will be avoided. Virginia's safety belt law is truly a 'law for life.'" DMVs goal for compliance is

penalty to be paid to the state Literary Fund. Citations may only be issued when the law enforcement officer stops the driver for some other violation. No points for violations will be assigned under the Virginia Driver Improvement Act and violations Jo not constitute negligence according to the law.

60 percent by the end of 1988 according to Williams. This represents almost double the number of motorists wearing safety belts at this time. "We know of no other single law which could save the lives of so many Virginians," commented Col. Robert L. Suthard, Superintendent of the Virginia State Police: "Besides the deaths and injuries which will be prevented, this law will eliminate untold grief and suffering by families and friends of crash victims." Drivers transporting a child four to 16 years of age in the front seat are responsible for seeing that the child is properly secured in a safety belt. Virginia law already requires children under four to beproperly restrained while riding in a motor vehicle. Penalties for violation of the new law include a $25 civil

Several exemptions to the law include: persons with certified medical reasons (must carry a physician's explanation statement); law enforcement officers in certain circumstances; persons operating taxi cabs or operating as a U.S. rural mail carrier, newspaper route carrier, bundle handler or rack carrier. Elements of the "Law For Life" media campaign include television, radio and newspaper, public-service ads, tent cards, billboards, posters, exhibits and brochures.

Major And Minor Extra By REBECCA STINA ISL (International Studies at Longwood) is a program for Longwood students designed to supplement the major or minor in a given field. Students are required to take 36 credit horn i in the areas of drama, literature, music, philosophy, anthropology, geography, government, history, anc foreign languages chosen because of their emphasis upon foreign culture. For some majors, the required credit hours can be acquired easily by carefully selecting courses in ones major) and General Education which have been selected by the ISL Committee. The program will be enriched by a variety of lectures and performances to be held throughout the semester. The target country for the spring semester will be Japan. Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive a Certificate of

International Studies. Members of the ISL Committee are: Dr. Barber (Natural Sciences), Dr. Crowl (History), Dr. Flynn (Visual/Perf. Arts), Dr. Harbour (History), Dr. Kelly (Modern Foreign Langs.), Dr. Ra (Education), Mr. Stwodah (Lancaster Library), Ms. Terzin (Business/Ec), Ms. Wacker (Psychology), Dr. Sue Saunders (Dean of Students), and Dr. Reynolds, Director (Modern Foreign Langs.). The student representative to the committee is Noah Wood.

So far the list of approved courses contains the following: Theater 406, Lit. 257, 263, 311, 312, 313, 314, 431, 425, Philosophy 211, 242, Music 123, 127, 231, 232, Anthropology 101, 321, History 111, 111H, 112, 320, 352, 360, 400, 466, all courses in German, French and Spanish at the 200-level or above. For further information on the program, contact Dr. John F. Reynolds, English, Modern Foreign Languages, Philosophy, Grainger 12, Ext. 357.

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