|Paper||Southern Utah University Student Newspapers|
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|Paper||Southern Utah University Student Newspapers|
The Tfumderbird Thursday May 26, Fax o'Cife by K.L. Jones More facilities are needed outside To the editor: Benches and tables on the upper campus quadrangle and other open areas would be very useful to students, faculty and staff to relax, really enjoy the weather and study individually or in groups as a class. It will take time and money but it would allow more room for students 'to study outside the stuffy, crowded library and allow the faculty and staff to To appreciate and enjoy the nice landscape and scenery around the college campus, I suggest there be more benches and tables set up. As a student, I feel the need to sit outside on a nice sunny day underneath a shady tree and study, read, and just enjoy the fresh air. Now is the time to school year As the 1982-8begins to wind down, many of SUSCs students and student officers are beginning to make plans for next years activity calendar. .Spring is a time of new beginnings, and so it is at SUSC. Since it is a time of planning, I also believe that it is also a good time to look at the past so we can learn to make a more successful future. The past year has been full of many great student events and activities; however, there have also been some devastating flops. In my opinion, one of this years biggest failures has been the school sponsored dances. Except for a few exceptions such as the last- dance Battle of the Bands, which was held over a month ago, the .dances just havent added up. Anyone, who. has attended one pf .the dances, held 'n the large Fjallrqom during this year would' kqdw, Exactly what I mean,. .At, an.. ;average yeekly dance you could count .the 3 .1 I hope the members of the student senate, the school president, the staff and concerned students will consider this idea. Evelyn Sellers dances hand-scratche- A hold classes outside and appreciate the natural surroundings on campus. ate number of people in attendance on an amputated hand. It was almost that bad. But even worse is the fact that when people finally did come the guys out numbered the girls more than five to one. The general question that dancegoinseem to be askg-students ing is, What has happened to the dances that SUSC used to be known for? Perhaps there are several reasons for the poor turnout at campus dances. First of all the dances havent really had an excess of publicity. About the most I ever heard or saw about an upcoming dance was when I, by chance, came across a 10 x 14 poster d pasted on the hall of the P.E. Building. Maybe another reason is the quality and type of the music. It seems like everytime you go to a dance, it never fails that they play the kind of music thats a little hard to dance to. Still another reason might be the black market prices that were charged. There is hardly ever anything more depressing To the editor:.' I re-evalu- Were ready to g- o- if we knew where than to pay $2.50 just to sft for three hours on a folding chair and listen to Freaky Freddy's Greatest Hits while 12 guys compete for the same girl. Several weeks ago several of my unsatisfied friends and I traveled to Dixie College to see if the dance plague had spread south. We made some astonishing discoveries. By 9 oclock the Dixie College gym was packed. Almost everyone came as singles, and the music was excellent. Best of all it pnly cost a buck. This was just a typical Dixie dance, one of which they had every week. We also made another interesting discovery: If you want to dance with some cute SUSC girls, go to a Dixie College dance. We saw just about as many Cedar students at the dance as anyone else. The problem isnt that SUSC students dont like to dance because the few quality dances at SUSC. have proven otherwise. What we need is better preparation, prices and just general quality. Brad Hunter Fairness is needed in open recreation To the editor: Here on the' campus; of SUSC there is a form, of activi- ty called open recreation where people can swim, lift weights,, play basketball, etc. The hours are from 7 to 10 p.m. Monday, Wednesday,, .Thursday, Friday, and from 12 noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday. There is one main problem; the signs read that it closes at 10 p.m. on weekdays. The peo ; ple in charge usually kick out at 9:30 p.m. everyone A student was there the other night, and stated that they began kicking people out at, 9:20 p.m. As a student I feel that this is very unfair; the students pay for open recreation with their student fees. They close a half hour early, clean up, and head home when they should be closing up. The students pay for the extra half hour that they do not get. If the management is going to close up at 9:30, they should open at 6:30, so that the students can still have their three hours. Open recreation is to benefit the students. The school should not allow the employees to close early, and waste the time that the students could use to become more physically fit. This letter has a twofold purpose, First of all it is a letter to say thanks to the many people on campus and in the community that gave their support inhelping to make the Thunderbird Awards Night a big success. We as a committee were thrilled to see the numbci of people who attended each of the events. In the beginning wc were a bit skeptical of the number of people we might get out and even worried a little about getting the support of the faculty. However, the faculty was great to work with and in general was very helpful. Next, we need to offer an apology to Mr. Dan Barney. Dan was nominated by the student body to receive one of the s. n V. L. Anderson Thanks and apology for awards night To the editor: Well, I guess time mustve been doing a little flying lately, because although nobody bothered to tell the weather it looks like the school year is about over. It feels good to have another one behind you; but for those of us who are getting ready to graduate its kind of hard to know what to feel. Soon well be expected to leave behind the life weve come to know, and boldly venture out into the real world. (I'm hoping my diploma comes with directions, in case 1 cant figure out how to get there). Its the time when we have to say a reluctant goodbye to friends, and memories, and the ability to get away with being irresponsible occasionally; and start thinking seriously about what we want to be when we grow up. It is kind of scary the idea of going off into this real world" place, where were told canines dine on their own kind; and being faced with the responsibility of finding our own little niche in life. Even though we have no idea if were going to recognize it when we see it. Personally, Im kind of hoping Ill find myself one of those But with as tight as things are starting to get, there might not be too many of them to go around. The economys in a slump, and the jobless rate is getting so high these days that pretty soon theyll probably be listing unemployment as a You never know, for career-optioa while you might get stuck in one of those digging ditches-nicheBut even if you dont get the kind of job youve been preparing yourself for, right off the bat Im " confident that well all graduate with enough intelligence to figure out some way of obtaining food besides going next door and borrowing a cup. Because the one thing that youve got to say for college is that it does make you smarter. If only because it forces you to read once in a while. True, if you enter the and end up getting a job in a market, bagging groceries; college is probably going to have seemed like a waste of time. Then again, if were all instantly reduced to ash in a few years because somebody sold a bomb to the wrong folks, just the fact that, you didnt sleep-ia lot more, often is going to seem like a waste. I guess the point, if there is one, is that we might as well get used to being flexible enough to make the best of whatever comes along.. .while its still coming. Of course, Im not trying to suggest that money isnt impv-rtaits probably the main reason most of us came to college. But it does have kind of a bad reputation, this money stuff. They say its the rout of all evil) and that it isnt everything; and that it cant buy happiness. Well whoever they are, might have a point; but by the. same token, chances, are youre go special awards, but in the handling of the many names and the making of many phone calls, Dans names was somehow lost or forgotten. This mistake was not brought to our attention until plans were in the very final stages and it was too late to make the proper corrections. . Scott Messer ing to look kind of silly trying to buy a car with your health. So you might not want to disregard it altogether. I guess the bottom line is that money may not necessarily buy you happiness, but it does buy you the freedom to be happy. And the kind it buys tends to be the temporary kind. So, as I see it, the trick is going to be to figure out the ways of acquiring the stuff that dont involve your wallet. Unfortunately, with things the way they are, not too many of us are going to iave to worry that much about the drawbacks of having excessive amounts of money. But as tough as these times may be, we probably ought to bear in mind that we have been a pretty fortunate generation. The economy might not be in the best of health, but at least we dont have a depression. And weve somehow managed to sneak by with out getting invited to any wars. Plus, who knows, it might not be too much longer before science comes up with something that makes college graduates obsolete. So I suppose we might as well be optimistic although Ill admit that sometimes there doesnt seem to be Money may not buy you happiness, but it does buy freedom to be happy. much of a basis for it . Theres no telling what kind of' craziness theVuture has in store for us what with as many people as there are, staying up bights trying to figure out mpie efficient Ways each oth6r, It.s starting tcMopk like the biggest challenge bur T generation is going to (face, is going to be to somehow-- fix .'it so; owl ?.j i children dont have to .Worry so ,,; about spending large portions h of their lives in. cement holes eating F tasty dehydrated provisions. Because; as unpleasant a notion as it is, it may not be too much longer before were evicted from this planet. So 1 guess if I have a message, it would have to be that we might as well try to be nice to each other in the mean-timMaybe that way it wont be quite as mean. As Charles Grodin once said, kindness is good; and I really think hes on to something there. Because when it comes right down to it, the way youre created by other people has a hell of a lot to do with the way you feel about yourself. So I think if you treat someone with friendliness and respect youre doing them a real service. Well, before 1 close for good, Id certainly like to wish all this years graduates the best of luck in their Quest for Hire. But remember to keep a sense of humor as you go about it, and try not to take everything so seriously. Theres no one who knows for sure if it is. ' , .