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Community Begins S.H.A.R.E . Sponsors Program Healing Process After On Travel Abroad Experiences Death Of Matt Weist By. APRIL MOORE Stag Writer

By: MELANIE BARKER Chief Copy Editor

Although many felt the loss of Matt Weist the afternoon of Tuesday, October 28, few felt it like the community on First Tabb. What began as a close community, turned into an even tighter family as the men and women of First Tabb began to cope with the loss of a friend. "Before it happened, we were all friends, but when he died, it brought us all closer because we were all feeling the same things. Now we're all a family. We all get along," said Brian Orgeron, friend of Weist's and First Tabb resident The strengthened bond on First Tabb was apparent in the actions of the residents. Kelly Stallsworth, long-time friend of Weist's, and Steve Stratton, First Tabb's R.A. put up a bulletin board outside of Weist's room the night of his death. By the next afternoon, the board had been covered with messages, poems, stickers, and small gifts for Weist. The paper was eventually taken home by Weist's family. The actions of First Tabb residents did not end there. Orgeron and Allen Caraher, also a friend of Weist's and First Tabb resident, collected money from Colonnades' residents in order to purchase flower arrangements for Weist's funeral. Residents also had Weist's two younger brothers stay in the dorm overnight to see how Weist Uved away from home.

Stratton also said that almost all of Fust Tabb found a way to Northern Virginia for the funeral Saturday, November 1. "The response was really touching, and it was evident that Matt made a real impact on the floor," said Heidi Stump, R-E.C. of the Colonnades. Weist's impact touched residents outside of First Tabb also. "He was a good listener, always there for you. Everyone liked him when he came to visit He lit the hall up," explained Genevieve Frederick, resident on Fourth South Ruffner. Supportive responses extended beyond First Tabb as well. Residents of South Tabb purchased roses and placed them on the doors of First Tabb residents. The roses were later moved and taped to Weist's door. The Student Government Association intends to place a plaque on the bench infront of Lankford in memory of Weist. There is also a scholarship in memory of Weist in the works. The Colonnades' Hall Council is currently raising money for the scholarship through the "Screw Your Roommate" dance. Three weeks after Weist's death, the First Tabb community continues to heal. With the memories of Weist and the bonds formed by an experience that no college student should have to deal with. Fust Tabb grows closer together. "We've become a lot tighter. A lot tighter. Everyone is just sticking with each other. We still have a place in our hearts that's missing. You expect to see his face, but he's just not here," said Caraher.

5 hare the World, a program about travel abroad experiences, was sponsored by SJHLAJtE, November 11 at 7:30 pJB, The program consisted of three speakers sharing lectures, pictures, and slides of personal abroad experiences. Clyde Jtefiy, « senior involved in die Honors Program, spoke about his adventures in Greece this past summer. He visited Greece for four weeks by participating in a class offered by Northern Arizona University. Berry also shared stories about backpacking through Europe. He commented on

the advantage of youth hostels that are like the United States' YMCAs. The prices for youth hostels range from about $3 in smaller towns to $20 in big cities such as Paris. Another advantage of staying at youth hostels is being able to meet new people. "Half the fun is meeting other college students like yourself," said Beery. The second speaker, Rais» #Simeryo8ki, talked about her experience of working with children in the hospitals in Ukraine. She spent three weeks of the summer using her knowledge in Therapeutic Recreation to* help brighten the days of lll chUdren. ^^^^^^ Czemerynski said, "1 had at dream to use my Therapeutic Recreation major to help vic-

tims in the hospital. I had a personal vow to my country to netp these victims." Reuben Rose, a sophomore, spoke about die time he spent in die Middle East this summer while visiting a friend in Israel. He showed slides of his visit to Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Israel,' and Egypt. Rose said, "You could definitely see the impact of the United Stale*." Many of tbe placet Rose visited have bees commercialized into tourist attractions. Icons such as Coca Cola, Pringles, and Marlboro cigarettes are popular in die MiddleEast. The presentations of the speakers offered information and appreciation of traveling abroad.

Students Learn To Ltee Leadership Skills To Empower Self And Community • By: DHTRA NANCE Assistant Editor

rhe 13th Annual Virginia Beach Leadership Conference was heM November 7, 8, and 9 at the Ramada Inn in Virginia Beach, Virginia The theme for this year's conference was Leadership: Self and Beyond. Over 70 students participated in this event and attended interactive presentations and workshops on better leadership skills. The conference was presented by the Office of Commuter Services and Leadership

Programs and was partially funded by a grant from Wallace's Bookstore. Mary Nacarlo, Assistant Director of Housing and Whitney Colegrove, a junior, opened the program with a presentation entitled "Piecing Your Life Together." In this program, each student was given a puzzle piece and asked to work together as a group in order to complete the puzzle. Susan Monahan, Coordinator of Leadership Programi, described this exercise by stating, "Each student represented a part of the puzzle. At the end of die conference the puzzle was

incomplete because some students did not participale or lost their puzzle piece. This exercise showed students mat everyone s input is important to making die group work Without the participation of every group member, an organization will remain an incomplete puzzle." After dinner, Dr. James Jordan, Professor of Anthropology, presented an extremely interest ing lecture on the life and leadership of Longwood'i patron saint Joan of Arc. His presentation included a slide show depicting


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EDITORIALS 1997-1998 Rotunda Staff EdUor-ln-ChUf/Sports Editor Michael P.H. Young - Junior, Gloucester HS (Va.), Conshohocken, Pennsylvania]

Speaking Out: Keeping Up With Current Events On Campus By: KELLY GEROW Rotunda Staff Columnist

Deitra N. Nance - Senior, Blueslone HS, Skipwith, Virginia Chief Copy Editor Melanie Barker - Senior, Cumberland HS, Cumberland, Virginia Layout and Desifn Manager/Advertising Manager Michael French - Senior, Fauquier HS, Goldvein, Virginia

Gregory McCamey - Senior, Oakton HS, Herndon, Virginia General Managers Elizabeth Crispens - Senior, Menchville HS, Newport News, Virginia C Brandi Frasier ■ Junior. Albemarle HS, Charbttesville, Virginia

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Qi MM Shelly Perulelli - Sophomore. Buckingham HS. Dillwyn, Virginia Courtney Kappel AdtitOL Jeff Dingeldein - Longwood College. Farmville, Virginia

"My roommate tells me. She's awake more hours than lam." —Sharon McGregory "I watch Norm MacDonald'sfake news on Saturday Night Live." —Abby Johnson "Ilisten to ate radio every morning." —Loren Hatcher "Iread the newspaper occasionally I watch the news too."—Lindsay Martin "lay to watch ate news at least once a week" —Lynde Eckert "I read a newspaper everyday. It all starts with newspapers." —DJMcCoy "1track it all in the stars." —Susan Berry-man "1try andwatch the news everyday" —Kacey WardJaw

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SlanWriterdColumudit* April Moore ■ Senior Jaclyn O'Laughlin - Freshman, Fauquier HS, Warrenton, Virginia Jessica McCaughey - Freshman. Fauquier HS. Warrenton. Virginia Benjamin Tufts ■ Senior, Park Wew HS, Sterling, Virginia Sharon Cooper - Senior, LC. Hint IIS. Chesterfield. Virginia Kelly Gerow - Freshman. Monacan HS. Richmond. Virginia Cali Adams ■ Junior Reuben Skye Rose ■ Sophomore. Walt Whitman HS. Bethesda. Maryland Saryna Somerville - Senior Matthew Rinker - Sopomore. CourtlandHS. Fredericksburg. Virginia Michael Gaines - Junior. Osbourn HS. Manassas. Virginia Jennifer Gandy

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W'e should all admit that most of us are not as informed about current affairs as we ought to be. There could very well be a war going on, and I wouldn't know it unless Dave Letterman men uoned it in his Top Ten List I'm too busy trying to learn about Charlemagne and the judicial system to be paying attention to what's happening off campus. From the talk shows I've watched and the newsstands I've walked by, I've learned bits of information about the latest election, Iraq, the British Au Pair, and other news. It was when I heard a rumor that Nebraska was given to Canada in exchange for Corey Haim that I began watching the news every night, just so I could be better informed It is kind of sad to not know what's going on with one's own country. How do other students keep up with current affairs?



By: SHARON COOPER, Rotunda Staff Columnist I'm always amazed at how the holiday season starts earlier each year. Actually, I'm not Economically, for store owners, the longer the season, the better. Maybe next summer they should put Christmas wreathes and lights next to bikinis and suntan lotion with the advertisement, "Be the First One In Your Neighborhood to Decorate!" Maybe it's because I'm Jewish, and one menorah tucked in a corner is a small token of recognition next to the thousands of trees, lights, and songs. Maybe it would be different if I lived in another part of the country. Maybe I just think too much. Regardless of the reason, I view the approaching season with eyes of wonder. I wonder how many middle class people feel compelled to

compete with their neighbors for the best trees and most expensive gifts. I wonder how much pressure the working class feels to provide an adequate holiday. I wonder how in debt many become to put a few extra toys and pieces of clothing under the tree, so their children don't feel left out. Speaking of being left out, from Thanksgiving through the New Year, I wonder about people who feel completely overlooked, whether it be for ethnic, religious, or economic reasons. There's something else I wonder about too. I wonder how good we must feel about ourselves—giving a toy to a shelter, helping to serve Thanksgiving dinner, donating a few dollars to our local churches or synagogues. And then we pay off our credit cards and return to our normal lives for the rest of the harsh winter and rainy spring. Outside of Thanksgiving and Christmas, there are three hun-

dred and sixty-three days where there are people who are hungry, alone, and homeless. I could take this opportunity to complain about how overlooked Chanukah is next to Christmas, and discuss all the religions in this country that are not Judeo-Christian based. I could explain that Chanukah isn't the highest holy day, but there is so much pressue with Christmas that culturally, it becomes very important to compete. I could even assert that the point of Christmas and Chanukah seems to be forgotten with all of the planning, cooking, and wrapping. But instead, I'll remind you, as the holiday season approaches, and as you're thinking about those that are less fortunate than you, continue to think about and do something to help others. We shouldn't need trees and candles to remind us that we can make a difference all year round.

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NEWS E. Annie Proulx Receives John SODA Sponsors Lecturer Ken Jessup Dos Passos Prize By MELANIE BARKER Ck«f Copy Editor

E, Annie PrOulx received the John Dos Passos Award Thursday, November 13 for her novels and short stories that provide lively characters and a look into American life. Dr. Robert Vaughn, University of Virginia professor, introduced Proulx with praises. He emphasized her gift for creating vivid characters for her readers, as well as her ability to relay detailed moments in the lives of Americans. "She knows more about

the diversity of Americans and American culture than anybody," said Vaughn. After residing in Vermont for 30 years, Proulx trekked west to Wyoming, the setting for many of her novels and short stories. It is the land and its people mat give birth to Proulx's voice and work. It is

her voice that makes Proulx a fascinating storyteller and ideal candidate for the Dos Passos Prize. "Proulx has a new and distinct American voice that enriches our lives, places, and circumstances," said Vaughn. Dressed in brown velvet, Proulx honored the audience with "A Haf-Skinned Steer." The short story contained the

qualities characteristic of Proulx's finest works—rich characters and descriptive moments in Americana. She delivered the story in a rolling western voice, words falling one behind the other with little breaks between sentences. Proulx's voice is paralleled by few. She has been blessed by the muses with a talent guaranteed to entertain and inspire. She is true to the Whitman tradition described by Vaughn as being extraordinary, innovative, bold, tough, and hard. Proulx's novels are available in the Long wood College bookstore.

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rhe Student Organization for Disability Awareness (SODA), sponsored a presentation by lecturer Ken Jessup entitled "SelfEmpowerment: Motivation from Within." Vice President of SODA, Michael Gravitt, introduced Ken Jessup and praised him for his efforts to improve conditions for people with disabilities. "Ken Jessup is a good friend of mine. He's done a whole lot here and all over the world to help the disabled. He's really a great guy," said Gravitt. Jessup, a native of Virginia Beach, is a licensed lobbyist for Disability Rights, as well as an internationally known motivational speaker. In his speech, Jessup gave his background, explaining that a few years ago he felt unfulfilled in his life and decided to focus on what he always felt was not getting enough attention. "I had a good job as a restaurateur," said Jessup, "but it really wasn't doing what needed to be done." Jessup first became involved in lobbying after a blind woman in Alexandria, VA was hit and killed by an oversized truck in reverse that was not equipped with "backup beeping." This incident prompted him to lobby for the Back-up Beeper Law, which he eventually convinced the government was necessary. Jessup has also traveled throughout England and Japan advocating for the rights of the disabled. "In Japan, people with disabilities are completely overlooked. They are given no attention and no consideration," said Jessup.

Jessup recently spoke with a group of Japanese people concerned with the huge differences in attitudes toward the disabled as compared to the rest of the world. "These people were just amazed at how included people with disabilities are here. Over there they are never looked upon as being capable members of society," said Jessup. Jessup, who is legally blind, makes clear to every audience mat people are all the same if just given the chance. "We are people with a disability, not disabled people. Disability is a concept of mind. If I trip over a curb, people think it's because I can't see, but really it's because I'm not paying attention like anyone else who may trip," said Jessup. Jennifer Morris, president of SODA, feels the program was a useful one. "He speaks about getting motivation from within, rather than parents and the school," said Morris. SODA's upcoming events include a wheelchair race, an alternative spring break camping trip, and most likely, another speaker next semester. Also, the Richmond Rimrunners, a professional wheelchair basketball team will be performing during half-time at the sophomore class basketball game.

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World Comes Together At Longwood By: REUBEN SKYE ROSE Staff Columnist

£1 (udcnts from around the \ world come to **J Longwood to study. This semester, eight undergraduates, and one graduate student, representing four countries are here amongst the Longwood community getting a taste of American education and culture. Currently, there are four students from Japan, two from Honduras, one from France, and one from Tanzania. Also, there is one visiting professor, Valeri Makouka of Russia, and a visiting instructor of Women's Sports, Nancy Joel, from the United Kingdom. Next semester there will be an influx of 11 more French Business students, one English student, one visiting professor from the United Kingdom, and a special guest actor/choreographer from the United Kingdom. So, in fact, Longwood is an international center of

some sort International student, Yared Fubusa, from Tanzania, Africa, described his experience here at Longwood when he said, "Longwood opens a world of possibilities, and it seems like some take these opportunities for granted, but I am very fortunate to come to Longwood to study." Apart from incoming international students, Longwood's Study Abroad Program offers the opportunity for Longwood students to study at a country of their choice for either a semester or a full year, depending on the program. This program is open for students of all majors, and there are many opportunities for those students who have no secondary language skills. Nationalism is a strong force which brings nations together, but it can also lead to feelings of group superiority and ethnocentrism. Hopefully, the contact between different cultures at Longwood is a

reminder that the human species is not uniform, and cultural diversity is an essential aspect of the human experience. For students who have a real interest in cultural diversity and wish to academically pursue this interest, Longwood offers an International Studies minor. For more information regarding the International Studies and Study Abroad programs, contact International Studies Program Director, Dr. John F. Reynolds at 395-2172.

Transitions Abroad Announces Student Travel Writing Contest Many Longwood students have participated in programs that carry them overseas. However, few have shared their experiences. Transitions

Abroad is providing students with the opportunity to do so. In 1977, Clay Hubbs, an English professor and international studies adviser at Hampshire College in Amherst, MA, began publishing a magazine on overseas education travel called Transitions Abroad. To gather material for the first issues, he announced a national student writing contest. Now, 20 years later, he's doing it again! The winning submission will be published in the March 1998 issue and the writer will receive a cash prize of $250. Deadline for receipt of entries is December 31, 1997. Submit an original piece of non-fiction writing that provides current, practical information and ideas—based on personal experience— about immersion, travel, work, study, or living abroad. Stories may be supplemented with contact information, dates, etc. The winning article will be published in the "Student to Student" section of the magazine and must be

of practical use to other students wishing to learn from or replicate your travel experience. Submissions must be typed, double-spaced, and no longer than 1,500 words. Submissions received after December 31, 1997 will still be considered for inclusion in the magazine. Submit your work on a diskette or by email. and include a legible note with your name, college address, and phone number. Send disks to Transitions Abroad, P.O. Box 1300, Amherst, MA 01004-1300; title e-mail submissions "Student Contest" and send to trabroad @ Transitions Abroad is a bimonthly magazine resource guide to educational, lifeenriching, overseas travel for all ages—including, but not limited to formal study abroad. Copies of Transitions Abroad are available at most campus libraries, study abroad offices, and newsstands. They can also be ordered for $6.25 postpaid from the address above.

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jAtts & ^ntettalnment WLCX Sponsors Concert In Memory Of Mary Jane Parker


ast summer Longwood suffered a loss that touched many people at WLCX. Maty Jane Parker died of a heart attack while working as an Orientation leader at the first Preview Session. Parker had suffered from heart problems since she was born. The Operations Board felt that something should be done in memory of Parker. The board decided during die summer that a concert would be the best way to honor Parker's memory, because Parker loved music, and loved to dance. In October, the SGA donated money for sound and offered to co-sponsor the event "Many members of this station were good friends with Mary Jane, so the idea was brought up, and it was overwhelmingly liked by the staff, so we ran with it," said Keli Miller, Music Director for the radio station. The concert benefited the March of Dimes, and all the bands that played the concert did it for free. Four bands played the benefit concert. Submerge, Hard Left, Gist, and Nayan & Sarah played for a small, but generous

crowd. "We like to play for people, and it makes it a lot of Jan when it's helping a cause like the March of Dimes," said Matt Taylor of Submerge. Carrie Armstrong, Parker's roommate, said, "I am really glad that the station has decided to remember Mary Jane this way. I have spoken to her family several times, and they were glad to know that the station wanted to do something positive out of her death." Organizers said that The March of Dimes was chosen by the Parker Family. "Her dad and I chose the March of Dimes because [Mary Jane} was born with the problem," said Ella Sue Parker, Parker's mother. Students paid three dollars, to get into the concert, which was held in the Lankford Student Union October 30 from 8 p.m. until midnight. The concert raised over two-hundred dollars in one night. Organizers were very happy with the results. "Although the turn-out was lower than we had

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Dan Goggin's Nunsense Pleases Audience With Comedy And Music By.MATTRJNKER &JENGANDY Staff Writers

rhe musical comedy Nunsense, by Dan Goggin, opened November 6, and played through November 9. The musical tells the story of the troubles of several nuns from a convent in Hoboken, New Jersey. With the direction of H.D. Flowers, well known for his work in the theater, the cast, composed of five actresses, pulled off a stellar show. The actresses started the show mingling with the audience, and thanked them for attending the show. From the start, the show was interactive with the audience. After the Reverend Mother, Sister Mary Regina (played by Rebecca Smouse) told the history of the convent, a quiz was given to the audience. Audience members correctly answering the questions were rewarded with prizes (St. Christopher stickers). Audience interaction added to the comedy aspect of the show and drew the audience in for a more personal feeling. The nuns were putting on a

show to raise money to bury some of their deceased sisters. As the story tells, Sister Julia made a potent brew of stew and killed 52 of the convent's sisters. The convent had enough money to bury 48, but Sister Mary Regina bought a VCR and the nuns ran out of money. The four dead sisters that were left unburied were put in the freezer until more money could be raised. Ashby Dodge, fresh from her role in Pippin, played the part of Sister Robert Anne, a street-wise sister who became a nun after attending a Catholic Reform School. Robert Anne is an understudy for the fundraiser, with a plan to find her way into the spotlight. After the Reverend Mother gets high on Rush, the part is left open for Robert Anne to shine. Sister Mary Hubert, played by Terri Burch, questioned the idea of buying a VCR before burying the sisters, but is second in command, so she tried not to question the reasoning of the Reverend Mother. Burch play the part excellently, showing her musical and acting talent. Kristen Harrell provided an excellent Sister Mary Leo. Mary Leo wanted a career as a ballerina nun. Harrell showed

The Usurper Revives Literary Community By: MELAN1E BARKER Chief Copy Editor ~r\ evolution can take rw place anywhere, espeM. V cially in a smoke-filled Cunningham's dorm room where Giovanni Alluisi, Nova Cain, Beth Edgemond, and Josh Butcher work on the debuting issue of The Usurper,

a new literary magazine destined to revive the dying community of creativity. What began as Alluisi's goal high school resurfaced in September as Farmville boredom spread across campus. The idea that sprang forth from Alluisi's head that

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that Mary Leo wanted to be faithful to the Lord, but also wanted her career as a ballerina. Several of the high points in the comedy were provided by Nancy Frowert. Frowert shined as Sister Mary Amnesia, a nun who lost her memory when a crucifix fell on her head. She was given the name Amnesia by the other sisters, because no one knew her name. As the show goes on, Amnesia has time to showcase her talent, she recalls wanting to be a country singer, and towards the end of the act remembers her name. When she tells the other sisters her name, they realize that several years ago she had won die Publishers Clearing House, and that they can bury the rest of the sisters and buy a big screen television for the VCR. Costumes were perfect and die sound was great. The set, made up for a Grease production to be done by the seventh graders of St. Helen's School, was clever. If you missed this production, you missed out on one of the funniest and entertaining productions of the year As the cast sings in the opening and the closing of the show, "Nunsense is habit forming." Without a doubt, the Longwood Theatre outdid themselves again.

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another Nicholas Cage movie. Then came Leaving Las Vegas. At first I thought it was pretty dumb of him to be in two movies with "Las Vegas" in the title, and I swore again that I would not see another Nicholas Cage movie. Then, came all the talk about how great the movie was and how his performance was so amazing that

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hoped, everybody was extremely generous. Several people gave twenty dollars each," said Matt Rinker, Public Relations Director and Chair of the concert WLCX is also asking that any other student organizations that would like to help, donate money to the cost of sound and advertising for the event. If you or your student organization would like to donate money, please contact

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Cain added, "Donations of alcohol and tobacco are encouraged. Money is not unwelcome. But if we don't like your submissions, it does not matter how many packs of cigarettes you give us, not that we won't smoke them. We're not looking for the next William Faulkner, but creativity and a sense of exploration are a must. Literature has to change, it must evolve. We don't want to see the same poems over and over again. Herman Melville's Moby Dick

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continued from page 5 is all well and good if you're looking for symbolism, but no one wants to read it. We're not looking to make a classic. We're looking for something that people want to read." Tentatively The Usurper is scheduled to appear in late January. Free copies will be available to faculty, staff, and students. Submissions of art work (graphic serials, photographs, etc.), fiction, essays, poetry, and non-fiction should be sent to Box 23.

More Ska From the 3rd Wave Moon Ska By: GREG McCARNEY Arts & Entertainment Editor The Toasters "Don't Let The Bastards Grind You Down" Forming in New York City in 1981, The Toasters have been acclaimed as the founding fathers of the 3rd Wave Ska scene in the United States. With their seventh full length album, "D.L.TB.G.YD." they are still one of the most influential, straight-up, 2-tone ska bands on the scene. The Toasters are one of the most successful bands on the Moon Ska Record label. Founded by Toaster lead singer and guitarist Rob "Bucket" Hingley after frustrations of record labels not taking ska seriously as a profitable style, Bucket founded Moon Ska Records. Moon Ska Records is the only All Ska label in the United States. After 16 years of promoting Ska and all ska influenced music, The Toasters are still a giant in the ska community promoting all local and national acts with little or no help from the mainstream. The Toasters play over 200 shows a year and pack a set full of 2tone skankin" grooves. The new album, "Don't Let The Bastards Get You Down" holds on to their 2-tone style with a huge jazz influence, but The

Toasters also have a large pool of songs which lean towards their reggae influence. Tunes to listen for are "Don't Let The Bastards Grind You Down," "Devil and a .45," and "Woyay." "Ninon Ska Dansu: From the Land of the Rising Ska" Various Japanese Ska Artists "Nihon Ska Dansu" is a perfect example to show that ska has traveled all over the world. This compilation, put together for Moon Ska Records by Nobu Takahashi, is an adventure to the Far East to experience their interpretation of the ska groove. Diverse among themselves, their music is not much different from the bands stateside. This compilation has every style from 2-tone to Oi! ska to ska-core. Traditional ska groups like Fruity and Determinations have cool grooves like the Toasters and Let's Go Bowling with. Duck Missile sounds a lot like most of the ska-punk bands that are in the Washington D.C. scene. This compilation is a perfect sign that no matter what country, music does unite the world. Just wait until there's a Japanese compilation of gangstarap.


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continued from page 6 he was expected to win the Academy Award for "Best Actor." After hearing for months, I went back on the promise that I had made to myself and saw this so called great performance by Nicholas Cage. While watching Leaving Las Vegas, I was spellbound for two hours. With one movie, Nicholas Cage had shattered my previous image of him. He was amazing. It was one of the best performances that I had ever seen. He truly deserved the Academy Award for "Best Actor," which he did receive. From then on I was a dedicated fan. I went back and rented all the movies I swore I would never see. Just recently, I rented Raising Arizona. This is truly an amazingly clever film. I enjoyed it so much that I plan to buy it in the near future. Trapped in Paradise, with Dana Carvey, is also another hilarious movie. Peggy Sue Got Married, with Kathleen Turner, was a hit. If you rent it, you will see why. With my new found admiration for Nicholas Cage, I can no longer wait for his films to be released on video. This summer I went to see Con Air and Face Off. These were def-

initely two of the best movies released this summer. Face Off is the best movie I have seen since Pulp Fiction. It is visually captivating. Director John Woo's action sequences look as if they were precisely choreographed. If you do not like Nicholas Cage, rent Face Off, which was just released last week, to see John Travolta's best performance. The best movie released last summer was not Independence Day, but The Rock. Hands down, no competition. The Rock is the best action picture since the first Die Hard. Next year, Cage will take Christopher Reeve's place as the new Superman. Nicholas Cage's film career is history in the making. Other Cage movies to catch on video include Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Rumble Fish, The Cotton Club, Moonstruck, Amos and Andrew, It Could Happen to You, Guarding Tess, and Kiss of Death.

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Women's Basketball Finishes Second in C&L Tournament The Longwood College women's basketball team opened the 1997-98 season last Friday and Saturday, Nov. 14-15, by hosting the sixth annual C&L/ Lancer Invitational tournament in Lancer Hall. The Lancers lost a hard-fought 72-66 decision to Carson-Newman (Tenn.) in the C&L Championship Nov. 15, following a season-opening 68-58 victory over Shepherd (W.Va.) Nov. 14. Coach Shirley Duncan's squad is now 1-1 overall, 0-0 in the CVAC. LC was scheduled to play at intrastate rival Virginia Union Tuesday, Nov. 18, before traveling to South Carolina to open CVAC competition at Erskine Saturday, Nov. 22.

Va.-William Fleming HS who was 2-2 at heavyweight, and freshman Jason Webster/Port Tobacco, Md.-McDonough HS who was 2-2 at 150. Others competing included freshmen Jason Crouch/Chesterfield, Va.-Lloyd C. Bird HS (1-2, 118) and Doug Norris/Chesapeake, Va.-Deep Creek HS (1 -2,190), senior Mark Mast/Roanoke, Va.-Northside HS (0-2, 134 - seeded 6th), juniors Ivan Cruz/Hopewell, Va.Hopewell HS (0-2, 142) and Eddie Whiteman/Virginia Beach, Va.-Ocean Lakes HS (0-2, 158), along with freshmen Shawn Lemke/Virginia Beach, Va.Kempsville HS (0-2, 150), Andy

classmate and guard/forward Jill Younce/West Friendship, Md.Glenelg HS totaled a career-high (at that time) 15 points along with seven rebounds, three assists, and three steals. Junior center Mary Barron/Great Falls, Va.-Paul VI HS contributed 12 points, senior guard Cessy Sullivan/Dale City, Va.-Gar-Field HS dished out a game-high six assists, and freshman center Demietre Price/ Gladys, Va.-William Campbell HS grabbed a game-high nine rebounds during her collegiate debut. LC finished the contest shooting 46.7% (28-60) from the field, but just 47.6% (10-21) from the free throw line. Carson-Newman 72. Longwood 66

Longwood 68. Shepherd 58 Against Shepherd, LC wiped out a 30-25 half time deficit with a 21-6 run to start the second half en route to the openinggame triumph. The Lancers took advantage of 56.2% (18-32) shooting from the field during the final 20 minutes as sophomore guard/forward Kali Brown/ Powhatan, Va.-Powhatan HS scored 11 of her game and careerhigh 19 points in the second half. Brown added six rebounds, while

Longwood Wrestlers Gain Valuable Experience in Pembroke Wrestling Classic The Longwood College wrestling team traveled to North Carolina to participate in the UNC Pembroke Wrestling Classic last Friday and Saturday, Nov. 14-15. Coach Brent Newell's young Lancer squad had no individuals place in the prestigious event, but did have three wrestlers gain at least two victories. LC remains 1-2 in dual-meet competition this season and will next participate in the Old Dominion Classic Saturday, Nov. 22. At Pembroke, LC was led by freshman Mike Palutke/ Stephens City, Va.-Sherando HS who was 3-2 at 134, followed by junior Mike Brown/Roanoke,


Preston/Chesapeake, Va-Western Branch HS (0-2, 177), Josh Rudolph/Middletown, Va.Sherando HS (0-2, 118), Blake Shumate/Martinsville, Va.Martinsville HS (0-2, 167), Jon Tanaka/Yorktown, Va.-Tabb HS (0-2. 118), and James Wells/ Collinsville, Va.-Martinsville HS (0-2,150). Through the first two weekend's of competition, Norris leads LC with his 4-2 record at 190. Norris is followed by Palutke (3-2), Preston (3-2), Crouch (3-3), Brown (3-4), Rudolph (2-2), Webster (2-2), Mast (2-3), and Lemke (2-4).

Against Carson-Newman, the evenly-played contest saw the visiting Eagles secure their win during the final 3:08 with 8-12 free throws. The charity stripe proved the difference in the contest as C-N hit 19-29 (65.5%) for the game, compared to 14-29 (48.3%) by the Lancers. LC was led by Younce who finished with a new career and game-high of 22 points, including four three-point field goals, with seven rebounds as well. Younce was followed by Barron (11 points, 11 rebounds) and Brown (10 points, 12 rebounds, four steals), each with double-doubles, while Sullivan contributed seven points, five rebounds, and five assists. The blue and white finished the game shooting 39.7% (23-58) from the field, including an excellent

50.0% (6-12) from three-point territory. Sophomore Duo Make C&U Lancer Invitational AllTournament Team Younce (37 points, 14 rebounds) and Brown (29 points, 18 rebounds) were each selected to the C&L/Lancer Invitational AllTournament Team. Joining the LC duo on the All-Tournament Team were 'MVP' Sarah Dagley (25 points, 18 rebounds) and Kandi Duncan (20 points, 10 rebounds) from C-N, Carrie Thomas (36 points, 21 rebounds) from Pittsburgh-Johnstown (Pa.), and Mikala Williams (40 points, 18 rebounds) from SC. CarsonNewman advanced to the C&L Championship after defeating Pitt.-Johnstown 59-55 in the tourney opener. UPJ then edged SC 66-65 in the consolation contest. Through two games, Younce is leading the offensive attack with her 18.5 ppg., adding 7.0 rpg.. Younce is shooting 60.0% (6-10) on treys, and 52.0% (13-25) on all field goal attempts. Brown is averaging 14.5 ppg. and 9.0 rpg., shooting 54.2% (13-24) from the field. This duo is followed by Barron (11.5 ppg., 8.0 rpg, 69.2% FT/9-13), Sullivan (6.5 ppg., 5.5 assists, 5.0 rpg.), and senior forward/center Valerie Firth/Poquoson, Va.-Poquoson HS (6.5 ppg., 5.0 rpg.). The Lancers are shooting 43.2% (51 -118) from the Held, including an excellent 44.4% (8-18) from beyond the arc, and 48.0% (24-50) from the free throw line,

1997-98 Lontwood CoUege/Domlno's Plovers of the Week Sept. 1-7 Karla Roberson Women's Golf Men's Soccer TUo Lopez Sept. 8-14 Heather White Field Hockey Steve Thompson Men's Soccer Sept 15-21 Amanda Stombaugh Women's Soccer GaryKoh Men * Golf Sept. 22-28 Melanie Panza Field Hockey Sept. 29-Oct 5 Amina Bayou Women's Soccer Dan Rogers Men's Soccer OCL6-12 Stephanie Tucker Women's Soccer Eric Shaffner Men's Soccer Oct 13-19 Diana Rice Field Hockey Brian ZoUinhofer Men's Soccer Oct. 20-26 Richard Hite Men's Golf Oct. 27-Nov. 2 Longwood Men's Soccer Team Nov. 3-9 Carrie Burnett Women's Soccer Nov. 10-16 Jill Younce Women's Basketball Lee Farrior Men's Basketball


NOVEMBER 19, 1997


SPORTS Sophomore Basketball Standouts Jill Younce, Lee Farrior Named Longwood Players Of The Week Longwood College sophomore basketball standouts Jill Younce/West Friendship, Md.-

Glenelg HS and Lee Farrior/ Chesterfield, Va.-Manchester HS

have been selected as the Longwood College/Domino's 'Players of the Week" for the period Nov. 10-16. The LC sports information office selects the weekly Lancer honorees. Younce, a 5-10 guard/forward, opened her 1997-98 season with back-to-back career efforts during the C&L/Lancer Invitational women's basketball tournament in Lancer Hall Nov. 141S. She scored a career and game-high 22 points, including four three-point field goals, during a tough 72-66 loss to CarsonNewman (Term.) in the C&L Championship Nov. 15, grabbing seven rebounds as well.

Younce had opened the tourney with what was at the time a new personal-best 15 points as LC defeated Shepherd (W.Va.) 68-58 Nov. 14, along with seven rebounds, three assists, and three steals. Younce easily made the C&L/ Lancer Invitational All Tournament Team with her 37 points and 14 rebounds over the two games. The second-year wing player currently leads the Lancers with her 18.5 ppg., adding 7.0 rpg. while shooting 60.0% (6-10) on treys, and 52.0% (13-25) on all field goal attempts. Jill is the daughter of George and Judy Younce of West Friendship, Md., and is ma-

Longwood Men's Basketball Team Falls In Season Opener at Erskine, 67-64 The Longwood College men's basketball team opened the 1997-98 season last Saturday, Nov. 15, with a tough 67-64 loss at Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference (CVAC) opponent Erskine (S.C.). Coach Ron Carr's squad is now 0-1 overall, 0-1 in the CVAC. The Lancers were scheduled to play their home opener Tuesday, Nov. 18, as conference foe Coker (S.C.) visited Lancer Hall for a 7:30 p.m. tip-off. Longwood will then travel to Pennsylvania to participate in a tournament hosted by Millersville (Pa.) Nov. 21-22. At Erskine, LC led 28\


24 at halftime before the hosts rallied during the final 20 minutes to take the narrow win. The Lancers were led by sophomore forward Lee Farrior/Chesterfield, Va.Manchester HS with a gamehigh 22 points, including two three-point field goals, and a team-high five rebounds. Farrior hit a trey just ahead of the final buzzer to provide for the final three-point margin. Senior guard Jason Out law/Yorktown, Va.-York HS added 13 points, with teamhighs of four assists and three steals, while sophomore forward Isaac Lartey/Burke, Va.-

Lake Braddock HS contributed nine points, four rebounds, and a team-high two blocks. The blue and vhite shot 45.1% (23-51) from the field during their first game, adding 68.4% (13-19) at the free throw line. Longwood will play West Virginia State during the first round of the MU tournament Friday (11/22) at 6 p.m., while the host Marauders will face Southampton (N.Y) at 8 p.m.. The consolation and championship will be contested Saturday (11/22) at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., respectively.

joring in sociology at Longwood. Farrior, a 6-3 guard/forward, opened his 1997-98 season

with a game-high 22 points during a disappointing 67-64 loss at

Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference (CVAC) opponent Erskine(S.C.)Nov. 15. His scoring output included two threepoint field goals while connecting on eight of 14 shots overall from the field (57.1%), and four of five at the free throw line (80.0%). Farrior also grabbed a team-high five rebounds, contributing an assist as well during the conference road game. Farrior just missed his career-high in scoring as he has previously totaled 23 points against Barton (N.C.) last Jan. 4. The second-year player averaged 6.6 ppg. a year ago during his freshman campaign with the Lancers. As he has already exhibited, Farrior is expected to be a top contributor for LC this season. Lee is the son of Maria Farrior of Chesterfield, Va., and is undecided on his major at Longwood College.


Upcoming Events

Application due TODAY (Nov. 19) at 5 pjn. for Lancer Production* Program Coordinator Positions. Pick up an application at the information desk or at the residence ball front desks. Air Hockey Tournament Wed. Nov. 19 7:00 PM Lankf owl Recreation Area Comedy Club with Jennie McNulty 8:00 PM Commonwealth Ballroom


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EDITORIALS 1997-1998 Rotunda Staff Michael PH. Young ■ Junior, Gloucester HSlVa.). Compton, California AttiUaiU Fidilrr Deitra N. Nance - Senior, Bluesione HS, Skipwith, Virginia

Mtlanie Barker - Senior, Cumberland HS, Cumberland, Virginia

Letter To The Editor: Student Concerned With SGA Actions At Virginia Beach Conference Dear Editor,

Michael French - Senior, Fauquier HS, Goldvein, Virginia

BEBBl and Fnttrlmtmtnt Editor

Gregory McCamey ■ Senior, Oakum HS, Hemdon, Virginia General Momog*™ Elizabeth Crispens ■ Senior, Menchville HS, Newport News, Virginia C Brandt Frosier - Junior, Albemarle HS, Charlottesville, Virginia Business Mtmqgtf Sylvia Odell ■ Senior, Frank W. Cox HS(\h), Beaverton, Oregon

Heather Whitacre - Junior. Lafayette HS, Williamsburg, Virginia

As a concerned student, I am very upset by the SGA's involvement, or lack of, at the Virginia Beach Leadership Conference. I noticed that several of the SGA members, who were registered for the conference, did not participate, and instead chose to distance themselves from activities and programs. Some did take part, but several did not I did not see Penn Bain and Jeremy Glesner eat any meals with the conference group, and I overheard them saying that they were not there to participate, only present They stayed only one night at the hotel even though SGA funds paid for two nights, plus meals. Is SGA misusing our student activity fees? Seems so to me. It was not only the apparent misuse of funds that bothered me, but the fact that they are student leaders who showed a really bad example to the students who did attend. When will we, as students, take a stand? The Virginia Beach Conference theme was "Leadership: Self and Beyond." Our Student Government Association does not seem to understand the true meaning of leadership. They seem more anxious to serve their own needs rather than those of all Longwood students.

ftm Fditon Shelly Perulelli - Sophomore, Buckingham HS, Dillwyn, Virginia Courtney Kappel - Freshman, Sevema Park HS, Severna Park, Maryland

Admac Jeff Dingeldein - Longwood College, FarmviUe, Virginia

April Moore ■ Senior Jaclyn O'Laughlin - Freshman, Fauquier HS, Warrenton, Virginia Jessica McCaughey - Freshman, Fauquier HS, Warrenton, Virginia Benjamin Tufts ■ Senior, Park View HS, Sterling, Virginia Sharon Cooper ■ Senior, LC BirdHS, Chesterfield, Virginia Kelly Gerow ■ Freshman, Monacan HS, Richmond, Virginia Cali Adams - Junior Reuben Skye Rose ■ Sophomore. Walt Whitman HS, Bethesda. Maryland Saryna Somerville - Senior Matthew Rinker - Sophomore, Courtland HS, Fredericksburg, Virginia Michael Gaines ■ Junior. Osboum HS, Mantissas, Virginia Jennifer Gandy - Freshman. Brooke Point HS. Stafford. Virginia

The Rotunda, a student newspaper at Longwood College, is published bi-weekly during the school year (except on holidays and exam periods) and is printed in the offices of the FarmviUe Herald, FarmviUe, Virginia. All stories, advertisements, and photographs must be submitted by 5 PM Sunday in order to run in Wednesday's paper. The Rotunda will not accept any late stories. If you wish to have a story covered please contact the office and allow a week for most assignment to be given to a staff writer. In case of extenuating circumstances, aaximodations may be made. The offices of The Rotunda are located in the Lankford Student Union. Room 142. The office phone number is (804) 395-2120 and our e-mail address is: Letters to the Editor are welcomed and should be mailed to Box 2901 and should be addressed as such They must be typed and received by 5 PM Sunday in order to be published in the Wednesday edition. All letters are subject to editing, and signatures arc required. Any person wishing to have his/her name withheld from the letter may request, in writing, to withhold the name at press. Letters may be printed at any time, and some will be responded to by the Editor. The Rotunda does not discriminate based on religion, sex, ethnic background sexiial orientation or hiandicap. AU inquiries P.H Young. Editor-ln-Chief


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Dear Longwood Students and Community, I uunk it is imperative that we as responsible students do not jump to conclusions regarding the SGA involvement in the Virginia Beach Leadership conference. I am not defending this letter, nor the Student Government I believe that more research into this needs to be done in order to give everyone involved a chance to share their views. To pass judgement on anyone, especially those named in the letter is irresponsible and I feel that they deserve a chance to defend themselves. Thank you for your time and patience regarding this matter. Michael P.H. Young, Editor-in-Chief

Speaking Out: Top Five Excuses For Not Doing So Well This Semester By KELLY GEROW Rotunda Staff Columnist 1. It's hard to study when Loveline is on. 2. When the other option fa an 8:30 a.m. class, who can say no to a warm bed?

ta inia for 44. You Y" were * "abducted S' 25by aABrival T*college's "^ UPfraternitv **"• asVira8nrank *™ a„H -„ -eeks. 5. You confused "study time" with "Saved by M^ S^E Maybe that's just me. How did other freshmen do academically? "/ could have done better." —Traci Cosner "Bad " —Brenda Barnhart "I did the best I could " —Sharon McGregory "It depends on what your definition of 'bad' is." -Susan Berryman "1 think I did welL Sometimes I could have done better." -Kimberly Sulcer IdtdweUm most of my classes except Math." —Lynde EckerL



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NEWS Fourth Annual Made In Virginia Holiday Sales Exhibition Now At Center For The Visual Arts By. JEN GANDY Staff Writer rhe fourth annual Made in Virginia Holiday Sales Exhibitions of Virginia's finest artists and craftsmen is taking place at the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts. Opening November IS and lasting through January 10, the show has been attracting many people to enjoy and purchase the various types of artwork on display. Some of the artists are returning for the show, while other new artists and craftsmen are exhibiting in the show for the first time. Dr. Georgia Coopersmith, the Director for the Center for the Visual Arts, says that there are over 50 different artists and craftsmen representing all areas of Virginia. Undeniable,

there is something for everyone at the Made in Virginia show. Teakettles, cups, and bowls by Dorothy Hasfeld, which feature life-like faces, are exhibiting. Numerous colorful beveled glass by Sushila Bales are for sale, as well as tile pictures by Jan Fitzgerald. Gorgeous baskets by Sue Dillon Elliott of Heirloom Baskets and Fine Collectibles can also be seen and purchased. Matching earrings and necklace sets by Judith Ligon are on sale as well as vests, scarves, and shirts by Carey Fleiner; knit hats and socks from Woolly B.; workshops, marbleized ties, handkerchiefs and barrettes by Barbara Polin, and smocked pillows, bonnets, and purses by Nancye Noel of English Smockings. The walnut coffee table with mother of

pearl inlay by Robert Stanely is also featured in the sale exhibition. Many other items are available at the show as well. A visitor can also buy handcrafted notecards and notebooks, pins, quilts, and various works of pottery including plates, dishes, and cups. Also available are woodcrafts, stained glass lamps, clocks, and kaleidoscopes along with birdhouses shaped like fish. Not only is the sales exhibition entertaining, it is a great opportunity for people to expand their art horizon. There are many different styles and pieces to look at and each one is unique in its own way. In addition, there are many affordable pieces that would make extraordinary holiday gifts with special meanings. Everyone should

Who Ever Said Geography Was "Just A Bunch Of Maps?" By: REUBEN SKYE ROSE Staff Columnist

T | 7 hen most people 1/1/ think of geography, 짜 짜 memorizing the capitals of countries (and states) and drawing maps of some distant lands may come to mind. But geography is much more than that. Some say geography is the bridge between the physical and social sciences. Geography is the study of the relationship between humankind and the environment: how the environment affects the culture of societies; how different cultures affect the environment in various ways. In order to understand

the different cultures of the world, it is necessary to know where they live. Physical geography (the study of the many regions of the world) is the basic building block for studying the social, economic, and political aspects of geography and the human experience. One student explained, "Physical geography is just the appetizer, while human geography is the main course. Geography gives you an understanding of the world and its many people; this global understanding will be very important in the years ahead." "The Geography classes at Longwood have been invaluable because they provided me with an in-depth understanding of the relationship between

man and Earth," said Jim Speckhart, a current studentteacher of Geography in Virginia Beach. To increase the awareness of geography, a display unit was set up in the lobby of the library near the circulation desk. The exhibit helps reinforce the impressive existence of Geography, an area of study that has existed since the Mesopotamians and Greeks. From the ancient Greeks to modern-day Longwood students, geography holds the key to understanding this crazy world in which we live. If you are interested in pursuing a minor in Geography, contact Dr. Hardin at 3952581.

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find time to come visit the Longwood Center for Visual Arts before the holidays arrive. This is a great opportunity to find distinct holiday gifts as well as enjoying the works of many dedicated and talented Virginia artists and craftsmen. Another sight worth seeing this holiday season is the Farmville Model Railroad display by the High Bridge Railroad Club, which will be set up in the Main Street win-

dow of the Center for Visual Arts. Furthermore, on exhibit in the Sully Gallery is the work of Thornton Dial's Tiger, which is organized by Virginia Union University and Artspace. The Longwood Center for the Visual Arts is open from 11:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and is located at 129 North Main Street in downtown Farmville. For more information call (804)395-2206.

Lonnie Calhoun Speaks At SGA Meeting By: JESSICA MCCAUGHEY Staff Writer At the November 18 meeting of the Student Government Association, Lonnie Calhoun spoke to the SGA with a plea that they become more involved. Calhoun believes the SGA should play more of a role in student life than they currently are. He feels students see the SGA as a source of funding only, rather than the vital part of the student body. Thinking that if the SGA was more involved in student life, Calhoun feels that the students would become more involved in die SGA. "That in itself can build

confidence in the Student Government Association," said Calhoun. Former SGA President, Penn Bain, retaliated in making the point that members of the SGA are busy students, and often there just isn't enough time for much more involvement. "We try to work with lots of organizations; however, everyone here is involved in at least two other organizations," said Bain. Bain went on to say that the SGA does try their best to get involved, using the recent elections as an example. Calhoun ended his statement to the Student Government by telling them, "You have a lot more power than you think you do."


DECEMBER 5, 1997

IFC Gives Back To The Community

L. Scott Lissner Contributes Chapters To Book

By: CHRIS BEACH Guest Writer

/{ you saw fraternity men behind Lankford the morning of November 22 and wondered what was going on, here's what it was. The Interfraternity Council was reaching out to help the community. That morning the fraternities, which are a part of the IFC, had a community service day. From 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., the fraternities enjoyed doughnuts and drinks while listening to music behind Lankford. After some food and drink, the G.I.V.E. office gave an envelope to each fraternity, and the men helped out whatever cause was in the envelope. The IFC fulfilled its promise to the college and the community by participating in worthwhile projects such as this one. It was one of the many goals set forth by the IFC to show the people around us that we were willing to give ourselves to help out the community.

L. Scott Lissner , Director Of Academic & Disability Support Services at Longwood College, has contributed a chapter to Accommodations - Or Just Good Teaching?, just released by Praeger Press. Mr. Lissner's chapter focuses on legal issues surrounding access and accommodations in the classroom. Additional chapters focus on integrating accommodation and instructional strategies in the classroom. Chapters 4-11 focus on specific strategies for accommodating various disabilities and were written by faculty from a variety of disciplines and institutions. These chapters borrowed their organization from Longwood's "Guide To Reasonable Accommodations For Students With Disabilities," which was developed as a faculty orientation and resource tool in 1992.


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Honor Board Releases Results Of September and October Cases In accordance with the tradition of publishing Honor Board decisions last year, the Board is publishing this year's cases as well. All names are withheld, and strict confidentiality is maintained at all times. The purpose of publishing the cases and the decisions is to heighten the awareness of the Board and the Longwood Honor Code among the student body, faculty, and administration. Decisions-Sanctions


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An Announcement English Department Makes Plans To From Princeps Strengthen Communications Minor % rhere are many different leaders in the world. However, some go unnoticed because they do not have a title. Princeps would like to recognize as many leaders on Longwood's campus as possible, and we need your help to do it. If you know of anyone who exemplifies leadership qualities, please send their name and a brief description of why you feel they deserve recognition to P.O. Box 2949.

By: MELANIE BARKER Chief Copy Editor

rhe Longwood rumor mill has been churning out stories over a prospective Communications major. Ellery Sedgwick, Chair of the English Department, denies that Longwood will be adding a Communications major in the near future. Instead, Longwood hopes to strengthen the existing minor. Currently a committee consisting of Dr. Michael Lund, Mr. William Woods, Dr.

Kathleen Flannagan, Dr. Craig Challender, and Mr. Otis Douglas, have been authorized to hire a new Journalism and Communications professor, who will hopefully teach a second Journalism course and a Communications Theory course in the fall. Professors hope that tweaking the program will tighten a minor that is beginning to lose its focus. Although the English Department hopes to strengthen the Communications minor, the Introduction to Journalism course will not be offered in the Spring.



A Message From Chi Dear Students, Staff, and Faculty This semester has been difficult for all of us remembering those who have passed away in the Longwood community. The news of Jay Christopher DeBoers death has affected our spirits and those around us once again. Those who knew him, as well as those who knew of him, can cherish the memorable moments, love, and joy that Chris shared with us. It is obvious how he touched our lives as you all come together to support each other in this tragic time. Chi would like to recognize the pain that is being felt right now and wish everyone the best as the healing process begins. In the weeks to come please, remember those who knew and loved Chris, especially the DeBoer family. Chris will be in our hearts forever. In the Blue & White Spirit, X

DECEMBER 5, 1997

Dealing With Stress During Exams By: KELLY GEROW Staff Writer

/t seems that all major assignments that decide grades—the four term papers, three research papers, and nine oral reports—are due at the same time. As soon as these assignments are finished, they're followed by final exams. Such deadlines and priorities, plus the responsibilities of college living, co-habitation with semi-strangers, and the hassles of everyday life is enough stress to make a person spontaneously combust. College is the coke in the pop rocks of life. Being stressed and on the verge of a breakdown is a common state

among college students. Fortunately, there are ways to avoid and relieve stress. When asked how she relieves stress, Brenda Bamhart says she doesn't. "I have a lot of it," she said. Stress has caused her to pick up a lot of bad habits, such as pencil chewing. Parlay International provides flyers that are distributed and displayed in residence halls. The flyers give tips, or "stress busters," to help students relieve stress. Four categories of stress busters are given. The following is a compilation and elaboration of the most effective tips. Take a warm bath — Students who do not have bathtubs are advised to fill their sinks with warm water and plunge their heads into them.

Count backwards from 100 — This also doubles as a math study session. Close your eyes and daydream — This will not help if it is exercised during class. Call a friend — First year student Traci Cosner likes to talk to her friends when she feels stressed. "My friends help me and I get calm," she said. Turn on your favorite record or tape — Be sure not to play it

too loud, so not to disturb others who are trying to avoid stress. Annoying neighbors are a stress factor. Put it it writing, write a nasty letter, don't mail it — Make sure no one else steals the letter and sends it to everyone via e-mail. Play with a pet, unconditional love — Much joy and comfort can be found in the noncarnivo-

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</\its & £hteitaihmeht Roy Clark Releases New Christmas From The Rafters: Are Album With Camerata Singers Your Windows Safe? rhe Longwood College Camerata Singers have recorded a Christmas album with Roy Clark, the proceeds of which will go toward the Longwood music scholarship fund established by the country music singer. The album, the first Christmas album by Mr. Clark, features 20 wellknown songs. The Camerata Singers are directed by Dr. Donald Trott, chairman of the Music Department, and two of his colleagues also helped with the project; Dr. Gordon Ring did the arrangements and Dr. Charles Kinzer played the saxophone on three numbers. "Of those 20 tunes, Roy participates in virtually all of them, either singing or playing, or both," said Trott. "He sings on all but one, 'Oh Holy Night,' which is too high for him and features the choir. The album is titled "Christmas in Virginia," and underneath that cover reads, "Longwood College Camerata Singers with Roy Clark." The album is available for sale in the campus bookstore, the Roy Clark Sales Office at Lankford 226 (ext. 2128), and in downtown Farmville at the Wooden Heart, 238 N. Main Street. The CD is $14.98 and the cassette is $9.98. WCVE, a Richmond PBS television station (channel

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The Longwood Camerata Singer, recording their album "Christmas in Virginia," featuring their hit single, which they recorded with country music superstar Roy Clark, in the Farmville United Methodist Church.

23), came to campus November 14 when Mr. Clark did two benefit concerts—the fifth consecutive year he has done so—to do a segment on the project. The segment will be part of a Christmas special broadcast on the WCVE program "Virginia Currents" Friday, December 19 at 9 p.m. Interviews were conducted with Clark, Trott, Ring, Kinzer, Nathan Rifenburg, President of the Cameratas, and Michele Noell, the first recipient of the Roy Clark Music Scholarship. "WCVE was so impressed with the matinee that they stayed and recorded the entire evening concert," said Longwood spokesman Dennis Sercombe. The project was initiated by Clark in December 1995

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when he established a scholarship in memory of his parents. "When Roy Clark signed the scholarship papers at the Clark family's homeplace in Meherrin a few days before Christmas that year, he said to me, 'What if we did a Christmas recording, and the proceeds could go into the scholarship fund?'" said H. Franklin Grant, Major Gifts Officer. "He thought this would not only help the fund, but it would give the choir here a unique opportunity. It took about 18 months to work out the details." After accumulating more than $23,000 in the fund, Longwood awarded the first scholarship to Michele Noell, a junior Music Education major from Roanoke. She met Clark before last year's concert where she worked as a stagehand. She didn't learn she had been selected for the scholarship until this May. After Ring finished the arrangements in March, a tape was sent to Nashville recording company called Wonder Workshop. "Roy recommended this company, which recorded his previous CD, Roy Clark Sings

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~W" ~Y elloooo Longwood. m § Yes, it's time for JL -K. another game of "Are Your Windows Safe?" You'll remember that our last game was played at ground level with all of the players receiving the prize of limited use of the windows for the winter. This week our game players will be all windows above the ground floor. This is a game EVERYBODY CAN WIN. The rules are simple: keep your bed out of direct line of the window; do not open your window all the way; keep your screen in your window; and, no sitting or hanging out an open window. You can be a winner - just remember, there is no "U" in WINDOW. An "Issue with the Tissue" has recently changed the policy of how a staple of

life, toilet paper, fs distributed on campus. We have been experiencing a higher-thanusual use of this valuable commodity. After we discovered a student room with just shy of 100 rolls hoarded away, and in viewing the atypical rate at which the TP is being requested from the front desks, we will now be keeping track of TP distribution and limiting students to one roll per visit to the front desk. No one will be refused tissue. Please just lake what you need. For the record, approximately 11,000 rolls of TP have been used in just the suite style rooms alone since August. A recent student leadership initiative proved very successful. Over a 20 students organized and participated in the Residence Hall Association Constitutional Convention on Saturday, November 22. The RHA is a student organization See RAFTERS p.8

Surfs Up! Surfer Jaclyn Rides The Virtual Wave Of Ansel Adams By: JACLYN O'LAUGHLIN Staff Columnist Many of you might be admirers of Ansel Adams' photography. The majority of his pictures are in black and white and concentrate on nature. Robert A. Greebel created a webpage in honor of Ansel Adams. Greebel compiled a list of what he considered to be Ansel Adams' best works. He has listed links that will connect you to other websites that contain Adams' work. Within Greebel's website is a time line of Adams' life and his collection of works held at the University of California.

Greebel featured some of Adams' work that is exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, which also provides a link to exhibits held in other museums. The website features black and white prints and color prints and mailorder posters. If you are interested in visiting this site, the address is: Imp //www aadams.html. Ansel Adams has an exhibit at the National Museum of American Art showing now until March 29. The museum is located on 8th and G Street Northwest DC. The exhibit includes 115 prints that Adams created throughout his career. Admission is free.

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Holiday Hits By. SARYNA SOMERVILLE Staff Columnist

T I'Then one thinks of 1/1/ holiday movies a F f few that may come to mind are such classics as It's a Wonderful Life, White Christmas, and Miracle on 34th Street. Sure, each of these films are great, but recent holiday films are just as good. Two Christmas movies just released on video and priced to own are Jingle All the Way, starring Arnold Schwarzeneggar and Sinbad and Beauty and the Beast: the Enchanted Christmas. These videos are great buys for the holiday season. Jingle All the Way is a tribute to last year's "Tickle Me Elmo" craze. Schwarzenegger and Sinbad play two fathers who have waited until the last minute to buy their sons the action figure they wanted most for Christmas. This action figure happens to be the toy every boy wanted for Christmas. Its near extinction sends the two fathers into a hilarious last minute shopping frenzy. Other recent holiday films are 77K* Preachers Wife, star-

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ring Denzel Washington and Whitney Houston and The Santa Clause starring Tim Allen. Washington plays an angel who has come to Earth in order to help Houston and her minister husband mend their wounded relationship in The Preacher's Wife. Lovers of gospel music and Christmas music will enjoy the movie and its soundtrack. Even if you are not a fan of Home Improvement, you will be a fan of Tim Allen after watching him as the new, but not so improved, Santa in The Santa Clause. The holidays are not complete without National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation and A Christmas Story. By far, Christmas Vacation is my favorite of the National Lampoon's series. The Griswald's Christmas turns out just as hectic, chaotic, and hilarious as all of their other vacation attempts. Whether you like Jimmy Stewart or Chevy Chase, black and white or color, each of these films are guaranteed to get you into the holiday spirit. Also, each are appropriate for "kids one to 92." Jingle All the Way B • "<. A Christmas Story A The Preacher's Wife B+ The Santa Clause B National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation B+

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representing resident student concern and interests. Every resident student is a member of the Association and is eligible to participate in the Association's committees and activities. The RHA provides an opportunity for students' voices in housing and residential matters. The committees address issues ranging from visitation, quiet hours, facility issues, safety and security, air conditioning, vandalism, technology, and other issues affecting students. To get more information on how you can get involved call the Housing Office. For all you WEB MASTERS out mere. The Housing Office wants you! We are beginning a project to have die most awesome web page in the country. We want it to be student designed for student use. This includes pages for each hall and connection to the academic and social resource available web-wide. Are you wilting to improve your portfolio, put your booklearning and practical experience to the test, and to just have fun?? Contact me in die Housing Office at X-2080 or by e-mail at ebeti. I would tike to meet once with interested folks before the semester break. If you have other issues you would like addressed, feel free to drop me a line.

Promoting History: Two New Clubs Form On Campus By: MICHAEL GAINES Staff Writer

Tf 7 ithin the past year, yl/ two new campus » w organizations have formed, promoting two different aspects of history. Last semester, the Historic Preservation Club was formed by a group of students composed of Preservation and Anthropology majors. The purpose of forming the club was to try and promote historic preservation and make students more aware of what it entails and what they can do. Earlier this semester, the History Club was formed. As written in the Constitution of the History Club, "The functions of this group include promoting an understanding of history and its relevance in our lives and to sponsor activities and programs to make the Longwood community more aware of the importance of history," Since the Historic Preservation Club was formed, it has already under-

taken the task of restoring the fountain and garden at the Alumni House. On Community Connections Day, which was held last April, myself, along with Todd Ballance, then President of the club, and five members of Kappa Delta, all performed work around the grounds of the Alumni House. In the two and a half hours that we were there, a lot of dirt was removed from inside the fountain, brick lining of the flower beds was uncovered, as well as a slate and granite walkway located in the garden, which the members of Kappa Delta discovered. Between now and next semester, as the weather improves, the members of the Historic Preservation Club will be looking into the approximate costs for a complete restoration on both the fountain and the garden. Members are currently planning on going out to a small church, Ca Ira, to help out with some restoration work there. Richard Couture, Advisor

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Deaf Professor Comes To Longwood With A Voice By: REUBEN SKYE ROSE Staff Columnist

rhe I.ongwood Company of Dancers presented "Splitting Images" Saturday, November 22 at 7:30 p.m. in Her Gym. The company presented ten choreographed pieces during its hour and a half long production, most of which were done in fulfillment of the requirements for Dance Composition (DANCE 365) and the Dance minor. The company is holding a Spring Dance Company Concert April 24 and 25 1998 at 8.-00 p.m. in Jarman Auditorium. All are welcome.


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/n the beginning of the semester, Angela Hutto came to Longwood to teach American Sign Language (ASL). Angela is an energetic, caring, and down-right funny individual who is committed to teaching her students the language and culture of the deaf community. She is also deaf, but that doesn't stop her from doing her job. "Nancy Yesbeck was the [sign language] instructor for about eight years, and she asked me if I could take her place in teaching. I was willing to give it a try. This is my first time teach-

ing in a college. I have had a lot of experiences teaching in the community, such as Parks and Recreation and other agencies who wanted to learn sign language," said Hutto, explaining how she got involved with Longwood. Hutto is the instructor of two sign language classes; an introductory and an intermediate course. So, how on Earth does she communicate with the introductory course if the students haven't learned sign language yet? Although she cannot hear, dial does not mean that she cannot speak. Hutto speaks fluent English and reads tips well. "Deaf people have the skills to do a job as well as hearing people. There are some [deaf]

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the job done," said Hutto, stating her prime belief. Hutto admits that sometimes she faces difficulties being deaf, but everything is a learning experience. "It's not easy being deaf, and we have to deal with _ different kinds of struggles, but I learn from it," said Hutto. Although this first semester at Longwood has not been easy for Hutto, many of her students have greatly enjoyed learning See HUTTO p.8

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History for the Historic Preservation Club, said "People who are interested in our club do not have to be preservation majors, die club is open to history, Historic preservation, and Anthropology majors, or to anyone interested in the preservation of history." If anyone has any questions, please feel free to email the club at hpresrv @ As for the History Club, they have been working non-stop, since their beginning in early September. The group started off the semester by having a booth, along with the Historic Preservation Club, Oktoberfest weekend. Since then, some members participated in the annual College Bowl, while others have been busy helping out with the restoration of the Moton School, located across from Harris Teeter. Other members have participated in a tour of the HampdenSydney museum, which was organized by Catherine Ramsey, Vice-President of the Historic Preservation

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Club. According to Carrie Fowler, secretary for the History Club, future plans for the group include, taking a field trip to Colonial Williamsburg next semester and holding a history-related presentation for students at Prince Edward Middle School." Any questions about the History Club can be directed to Dr. PaCe or Dr. Munson, advisors to the group. "Writers Note" Being a member of the History Club and President of the Historic preservation Club, I would strongly advise anyone who is even the slightest bit interested in history to attend a meeting for either group. You never know where it may lead to. Both the Historic Preservation Club and the History Club do not plan on holding any more meeting for the remainder of the semester, they do ask, however, that if you are interested in either organization, watch for meeting time early next semester.

for Hutto, many of her students have greaUy enjoyed learning about the deaf-world straight from the horse's mouth. Hutto, too, has learned a lot. "I have to have a good sense of humor about being deaf. People cither get it or they don't. I also know that I have a big heart, and when people ask me why I make jokes of my own handicap, I tell them that I want them to know that I have my sense of humor when I need it," said Hutto. Longwood welcomes Hutto to the community with open arms and wide ears, so that perhaps we might all learn something new.

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Your Roommate Dance By: JESSICA MCCAUGHEY Staff Writer

rhe "Screw Your Roommate Dance" was held on Thursday, November 20. The money that was made from the dance is gong towards the Matt Wiest Scholarship Fund. Students who reside in the Colonnades were invited to the dance. The whole point of the dance was for a student to pick a date for their roommate and surprise them. "I had no clue who my date was when I went to the dance. I was shocked when I saw who it was," said freshman Lindsey Behrendt. Over 100 students attended the dance, which was on the fourth floor of the Cunningham's at the Java hut. "There was a lot of enthusiasm mainly because the students in the band First Floor, who played at the dance, were first Tabb residents. They helped raise money for the scholarship," said REC of the Colonnades, Heidi Stump. Overall, the dance was a success and raised a lot of money for the Matt Wiest Scholarship Fund, because each person was charged two dollars at the door. Live entertainment and coffee was available.

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SPORTS Longwood Basketball Standouts Valerie Firth and Vince Walden Named Players of The Week FARMVILLE, Va. — Longwood College senior basketball standouts Valerie Firth/ Poquoson, Va.Poquoson HS and Vince Waldcn/Suflolk. Va.-Lakeland HS have been selected as the Longwood College/ Domino's 'Players of the Week' for the period Nov. 17-23. The LC sports information office selects the weekly Lancer honorees. Firth, a 6-2 forward/center, scored a season-high 15 points Nov. 22 as Longwood defeated Erskine (S.C.) 72-66 in South Carolina. It was the Lancers 37th

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Earlier in the week at Virginia Union Nov. 18, Firth contributed 12 points and five rebounds during an 87-62 loss. Through four games, Firth is averaging 10.0 ppg. and 5.0 rpg., shooting a team-best 45.9% (17-37) from the field, including 57.1% (4-7) from three-point territory. She is second on the team in treys, third in scoring, and fifth in rebounding. Valerie is the daughter of Charles and Cynthia Firth of Poquoson, Va., and is majoring in physical education at Longwood.

1997-98 Longwood College/Domino's Players of the Week September 1-7 Karla Roberson Women's Golf Tito Lopez Men's Soccer September 8-14 Heather White Field Hockey Steve Thompson Men's Soccer September 15-21 Amanda Stombaugh Women's Soccer Gary Koh Men's Golf September 22-28 Melanie Panza Field Hockey September 29Amina Bayou Women's Soccer October5 Dan Rogers Men's Soccer October 6-12 Stephanie Tucker Women's Soccer Eric Shaffner Men's Soccer October 13-19 Diana Rice Field Hockey Brian Zollinhofer Men's Soccer October 20-26 Richard Hite Men's Golf October 27-November 2 Longwood Men's Soccer Team November 3-9 Carrie Burnett Women's Soccer November 10-16 Jill Younce Men's Basketball Lee Farrior Men's Basketball November 17-23 Valerie Firth Women's Basketball Vince Walden Men's Basketball

Walden, a 6-2 guard, had back-to-back season-high games

of 21 points during losses to Southampton (N. Y.) Nov. 22 (87-

85) and West Virginia State Nov. 21 (65-59) at the Millersville/AllSport Classic in Pennsylvania. He added five assists and a careerhigh four steals against SC, while his output against WVS included career-highs of four three-point field goals and six assists, along with three steals. Walden was named to the All-Classic Team for his two-game efforts over the weekend. Through four games, Walden is averaging 13.8 ppg., 3.5 rpg., and 3.0 assists. He has a team-best nine treys while shooting a team-leading 40.9% (9-22) from beyond the arc. Walden leads the team in assists as well, and is second in scoring, and fifth in rebounding. Vince is the son of Perry Walden and Carlia Lang of Suffolk, Va., and is majoring in social work at Longwood.

Longwood Wrestlers Fall To UNCPembroke, 23-18 PEMBROKE, N.C—The Longwood College wrestling team lost a tough match last week as host UNC Pembroke took a narrow 23-18 decision Nov. 24 in North Carolina. The Lancers are now 1-3 in dual-match competition. Coach Brent Newell was scheduled to lead his squad into their final action this semester Wednesday, Dec. 3, as The Apprentice School visited Lancer Hall for a 6 p.m. match in Farmville. At UNCP, LC picked up victories from senior Jamie Foley/Newport News, Va.Menchville HS, junior Mike Brown/Roanoke, Va.-William Fleming HS, along with freshmen Shawn Lemke/Virginia Beach, Va.-Kempsville HS and Josh

Rudolph/Middletown, Va.Sherando HS. Foley (2-2 overall) took a 12-6 decision at 142, Brown (4-6) got a pin in 6:00 at heavyweight, Lemke (3-5) grabbed a 17-6 decision at 158, and Rudolph (3-4) started the night with a big pin in 6:56 at 118. Through six competitions, freshman Doug Norris/Chesapeake, Va.-Deep Creek HS leads LC with his 5-4 record. Norris is followed by classmates Andy Preston/Chesapeake, Va.-Western Branch HS (5-5 at 177) and Mike Palutke/Stephens City, Va.Sherando HS (3-2 at 126). Longwood will return to action Jan. 10,1998 with participation in the Virginia Duals in Newport News.


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Longwood Women's Longwood Equestrian Team Basketball Thrash St. Gives Another Strong Paul's, 83-50; To Face Showing In Maryland Contests Millersville (Pa.) In Presitigious West Chester Tournament LAWRENCE VDXE, Va. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Longwood College women's basketball team claimed an 83-50 triumph at in-state rival Saint Paul's Monday night in Lawrenceville. The Lancers extended a 35-24 halftime lead with excellent 53.3% (16-30) shooting from the field during the second half en route to the lopsided victory on the toad. Coach Shirley Duncan's squad improved to 3-2 overall, remaining 1-0 in the CarolinasVirginia Athletic Conference (CVAC). LC will next participate in the annual West Chester/Dial Classic in Pennsylvania this weekend, Dec. 5-6. The Lancers will play Millersville (Pa.) at 6 p.m. Friday (12/5) in the Classic's opener. Longwood built its firsthalf advantage at Saint Paul's on the shoulders of senior forward/ center Valerie Firth/Poquoson HS and sophomore forward Jill Younce/Glenelg, Md. HS. The duo combined for 24 points during the first 20 minutes as Firth tallied 13 points (5-8 FGs, 3-5 FTs) and Younce added 11 points (5-6 FGs, l-23FGs). Younce also had three steals in the first half, while senior guard Cessy Sullivan/Gar-Field HS also made three thefts in the stanza as LC had nine steals overall. The 4JT-26 second half blitz by the Lancers was paced by sophomore guard/forward Kali Brown/ Powhatan HS and junior center Mary Barron/Paul VI HS. Brown totaled 11 points (5-6 FGs) and six steals, while Barron contributed nine points and eight rebounds in the half. Younce had four assists during the final 20 minutes of action, while freshman center Demietre Price/William Campbell HS added six points and six boards. Firth finished with a gameand season-high 18 points to lead LC. Brown and Younce each fin-

ished with 16 points as Brown also had a game-, season-, and career-high eight steals, seven assists (season-high and equals career-high), and five rebounds, while Younce added six boards, a career-high six assists, and four steals (season-high and equals career-high). Barron contributed a season-high 15 points and grabbed a game- and career-high 15 rebounds, while Sullivan contributed a season-high seven caroms, five points, a season-high five steals, and four assists. Price had the six points (career-high) to go along with her nine rebounds, equalling her career-high in rebounding. The Lancers finished shooting 46.9% (30-64) from the field and 63.6% (21-33) from the free throw line. The blue and white forced the Tigers into 34 turnovers, while making a team season-high 21 steals. Through five games, Younce leads the attack with her 16.4 ppg., 6.8 rpg., and 3.4 assists. Younce is followed by Brown (12.2 ppg., 5.6 rpg., 4.0 assists, 3.2 steals), Firth (11.6 ppg., 4.6 rpg.), and Barron (10.4 ppg., 8.4 rpg.). The Lancers are averaging 70.2 ppg., while allowing 66.6 ppg., shooting 40.5% (123-304) from the field and 55.4% (87157) from the free throw line. Longwood's game with Millersville Friday night will be the team's first meeting against the Marauders since the 1994-95 season when the 'Ville defeated the Lancers 74-71. MU holds a 5-2 series advantage over LC. Also participating this weekend are the host Rams of West Chester and Indiana (Pa.). The prestigious tournament's consolation and championship will be played Saturday at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., respectively. The Classic will conclude the first semester of action for the College.

The Longwood Equestrian Team proved once again to be successful despite early hours, rain, and long travels November 1. The team traveled to Maryland to compete in the IHSA show hosted by the University of Maryland. Competing in this event were: Mary Benedict, Walk-Trot, 5th place; Rachel Franks, Beginning Walk-Trot-Canter, 2nd place; Lana Affemann, Advanced Walk-Trot-Canter, 5th place; Jenny Race: Advanced WalkTrot-Canter, 6th place; Emily Roberts, Advanced Walk-TrotCanter, 5th place; Sarah Horning, Novice Equitation over fences, 4th place, and Novice Equitation on the flat, 6th place; Matt Escobar, Novice Equitation over fences, 1 st place, and Novice Equitation on the flat 6th place;

Katherine Gearing, Intermediate Equitation over fences, 6th place, and Intermediate Equitation on the flat, 1st place; Laura Cornett, Intermediate Equitation on the flat 6th place, and Intermediate Equitation over fences, 4th place; and Audra Harlow, Intermediate Equitation on the flat, 3rd place and Intermediate Equitation over fences, 4th place. After spending the night in Maryland, the team tracked to Goucher College to participate in their show November 2. Also, again on this day was heavy rain and wind, proving not a problem for the Longwood team. Competing in this event were Mandy Benedict, Walk-Trot, 2nd place; Rachel Franks, Beginner WalkTrot-Canter, 4th place; Lana Af'feman, Advanced-Walk-TrotCanter, 5th place; Jenny Race,

Advanced Walk-Trot-Canter, 4th place; Emily Roberts, Advanced Walk-Trot-Canter, 3rd place; Sarah Homing, Novice Equitation over fences, 4th place; Matt Escobar, Novice Equitation on the flat, 5th place, and Intermediate Equitation over fences, 2nd place; Katherine Gearing, Intermediate Equitation on the flat, 4th place, and Intermediate Equitation over fences, 3rd place; Laura Cornett, Intermediate Equitation on the flat, 5th place, and Intermediate Equitation over fences, 2nd place; and Audra Harlow, Intermediate Equitation on the flat, 2nd place, and Intermediate Equitation over fences, 6th place. The Equestrian Team hit the road November 22 to compete in the IHSA show at Randolph Macon Women's College.

Lancers Get First Win Of Season; Beat Division I High Point, 77-70. FARMVJLLE, Va. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Longwood College men's basketball team took its first victory of the season Monday night in Lancer Hall, defeating NCAA Division I High Point (N.C.) 77-70. Coach Ron Carr's Lancers took advantage of excellent free throw shooting on the night, connecting on 25-33 attempts (75.8%) overall, including 16-21 (76.2%) during the second half of action. The triumph improved the LC record to 1-5 overall as the Lancers remain 0-2 in the Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference (CVAC). Longwood will travel to Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.) for another non-conference contest Wednesday, Dec. 3. Longwood played the visiting Panthers tough from the opening tip Monday, battling beck from an early 11-5 deficit to take the lead for good at 16-15 with just over nine minutes left in the opening half on a pair of free throws from senior guard Jason Outlaw/York HS. The Lancers extended their first-half lead to 24-17 at the 7:20 mark on a field goal from sophomore forward Isaac Lartey/Lake Braddock HS. The margin remained seven points at the inter-

mission as LC led 39-32 courtesy of a late basket from sophomore forward Lee Farrior/Manchester HS. The Lancers continued pulling away early in the second half while taking a 48-36 advantage at the 15:58 mark on another hoop from Farrior. A serious slam dunk by Lartey had LC ahead 57-45 with 12:01 remaining. High Point, in its first season of a two-year transition to Division I, then mounted its last serious threat to the hosts, trimming the margin to 65-61 at the 3:49 mark. The blue and white then hit 10-16 free throws over the final 2:18 to secure the season's first victory. Farrior finished with a teamhigh 20 points, additionally grabbing a game- and career-high 10 rebounds as LC won the battle of the boards over HP 43-28. Lartey and Outlaw each scored 16 points, with Outlaw adding seven rebounds and three steals. Playing important roles inside were sophomore center Jon Hughes/ Bloomingdale.Fla. HS (seven points, six boards) and classmate forward Tony Perez/Denbigh HS

(8 points, five caroms). LC finished the contest shooting 41.9% (26-62) from the field to go along with the already-mentioned 75.8% from the free throw line. TheLancers also forced the Panthers into 18 turnovers while protecting the ball well offensively with just 10 miscues themselves. Through six games, Farrior continues with his impressive early-season efforts in leading LC with his 18.3 ppg., adding 5.8 rpg.. Farrior is followed by Lartey (12.0 ppg., 4.8 rpg), Outlaw (11.8 ppg., 6.7 rpg., 3.3 steals, 2.5 assists), and senior guard Vince Walden/Suffolk, Va.-Lakeland HS (10.3 ppg.. 2.5 assists). The Lancers are averaging 64.0 ppg. offensively, allowing opponents 67.5 ppg. defensively. Longwood will have an opportunity to exact some revenge at Lenoir-Rhyne Wednesday (12/3) after falling 55-47 to the Bears last Tuesday (11/25) in Lancer Hall. LC will then take 10 days off for fall semester exams before closing out the first semester of action Dec 13 with a return engagement at High Point in North Carolina.

Rotunda vol 77, no 7 nov 19, 1997  
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