E Frame, M. Griffith, P Harmann, V. Harris, C. Hayes,
M. Hoskins, L. Kalogridis, M. Lassaletta, N. Lay, M.
Miller, C. Norton, L. Osborn, K. Powell, K. Prillaman,
M. Sears, J. Sternal, W. Stevens, S. Stowe, P Turner. C.
Whittington, K. Williams; Mary Griffin, Alva Moore
M. Abernathy. J. Anderson, B. Beebe, D. Bell, R. Bitter,
H. Bossong, B. Coggins, T. Davis, B. Downie, T. Dunn,
J. Elster, T. Graser, T. Griffin, M. Hall, K. Horan, P
Killam, M. Ladd, R. Leggette, W. Rost, B. Sargent, W.
Thomason, O. Wagner, C. Westlake; Steve McMillan,
A. Barron, J. Brendle, E. Cekada. R. Cloudt, S. Davis,
C. Deaver, H. Durant, B. El-Amine, G. Foreman, M.
Gosnell, S. Harrison, C. Jones, R. Link, S. Mank, R
Matthews, J. McCollum, T. Nielsen, R. Norman, J.
Reynolds, T. Ridenhour, C. Showers, G. Smouse, D.
VanPelt, T. Wilson; Wilson Lowrey, Rob McCormick
Imports: Davidson Disease?
"No party is immune to imports," re-
ports a Davidson SAE.
"Import" is the popular term for any non-
Davidson student at a college party. Be-
cause of the current two-to-one ratio of men
and women and a history of low percent-
ages of women, Davidson continues its tra-
dition of inviting women from other
schools, primarily Queens College of Char-
lotte and Salem College of Winston-Salem,
to college parties.
After a long night of parties, three out of town guests
snooze on the floor of Richardson.
Leaving luvoluntari'y t^eshman Tom Ridenhour is
roadtnowa by m fraternitx and driven to Salem
Col'eoe ^ AB
Ice cream and conversation mal<e an unbeatable com-
bination as Chris Wood chats with junior Jodie Kinnett
at a Pax study break.
At the bar are Holly Carlton, Patti Burns, Elizabeth
Hall, and Susie Schofield, during a Fiji party.
It's November. I'm only a lowly freshman
and I'm being asked to make a decision
which, according to the upperclassmen,
could mean the difference between social
life or social suicide. And to make matters
worse, my hall counselors, those friendly,
trustworthy people who have always been
willing to dole out advice (even when I don't
ask for it) have suddenly become non-com-
mittal. They refuse to explain what is
meant by such terms as "hoddy" or
Suddenly everyone's become my buddy.
Most parties are open. My hall counselors
and the Patterson Court Council people re-
fuse to call all this attention "rush." I've
heard rumors about "oral encourage-
ments" and "oral discouragements", but
what are they? Other schools have "bids"
and I have the feeling that "oral encourage-
ments somehow resemble these. Still, I'm
so confused! An "oral encouragement"
Hair don'ts. Whitney Stevens styles Virginia Harris's
hair in a punk fashion for a KA theme party.
sounds like a fraternity brother should
come up to me, pat me on the back and say
"Jolly good show, old boy! I'm so pleased to
Eating houses also give a confusing pre-
sentation of themselves. Let's talk about
basic public relations, okay? Take Emanon
â€” a selling point, say Emonites, is that
Emanon is "no name spelled backwards."
So being nameless and faceless is sup-
posed to impress me? Take PAX â€” what
does that stand for? PAX Romana? A spiri-
tual peace? Fannie and Mable are proud of
their food fights and their 24-hour beer tap.
Frankly, though, those people frighten me.
What to do? I think I'll just pray to the
self-selection gods and hope they are kind
to my social life.
â€” Kathy Gratto
Mi Tia Tran
Laure Van Dierdonck
M. Chapman, S. Cummings, E. Dolan,
C. Ellis, H. Gaston, L. Gibbes, L. Grace,
C. Howard, L. Kellam, L. Kline, M.
Laurer, K. Lehman, M. Luchsinger, L.
Majoros, A. McEntire, B. Peeler, C. Pyle,
A. Sanders, M. Snyder, S. Schofield, E.
Stanat, M. Tran, L. Van Dierdonck, A.
Young, Allison Harper, Kitty Dudley.
Â« Asingpf, J. Awad, G. Branch, K. Brown, A. Clark, J.
Pndler D Fuller, J. Golden, S. Hill, J. Hoffman, T.
Hyatt, T, Jammes, J. Kidd, J. LeSesne, M. McDonald,
J McNeill, K. Meal, T. Stephens, E. Strother. G.
Strouse, M. Swift, D. Terrell, D. Williams, J. Wright;
Jim Shaw, Mark Batten
K. Bockus, J. Boyette, K. Caldwell, A. Cartledge, L.
Cowan, S. Daugherty, C. Fair, J. Fisher, A. Harrell, F
Hay, M. Howell. S. McAlister. C. Meyer, D. Miller, L.
Neale, D. Podolin, M. Reed, A. Rose, E. Sebesta, M.
Small, S. Townsend, M. VanAntwerp, W. Warner, M.
Webber, K. Williams; Beth Maczka, Paige Marsh
Y, Beckley, B. Bowen, P. Burns, H. Carlton, M. Dennis,
E. Hall, J. Harding, E. Hiott, C. Johnson, J. Link, M,
McLemore, K. Micham, A. Montrem, I. Phillips, A.
Roddey, E. Sanders, K. Steiner, A. Thompson; Lisa
Lano, Lauren Smith
M. Allen, S. Brandon, R. Browder, T. Colwell, T. Davis,
B. Grantham, C. Grine, R. Ingram, R. Lutz, P Macary.
W. Magruder, D. Mathews, W. McCauley, S. McDuffie
T Norris, D. Nutter, K. Place, W Powell, E. Ringwalt
M. Sandy, S. Saye, F Schwalbe, D. Simonds, J. Simp-
son, R. Smythe, S. Stevens, J. Teed, J. Wilkins; Har
ding Erwin, John Laughlin
â€¢'Without Mom there, its nice to have hall counselors
who remember special occasions," says Kim Powell
about the surprise birthday party given for her by her
hall counselors, Alva Moore, shown, and Mary Griffin.
David Williams, Jr
Ann Megan Young
Looking Back . . .
"The craziness of Orientation . . . not that I don't re-
member all the hard times, but the fun times . . , "
Fourth Richardson's raft sinks in the Freshman Regat-
"Being truthful, I must admit that the workload is
absolutely impossible. It's the friends who make Da-
vidson worthwhile." Elizabeth Hall and Christie John-
son relax on the Commons patio.
"Two-hour meals" in the Commons! Eating ice cream,
and lingering to chat with my buddies, and going back
for ice cream ..." Roommates Tripp Morris and Scott
Saye enjoy lunch.
"You always have a romantic view in the beginning,
but once I got adjusted it was fine ..." Stephanie
Townsend and Megan Reed tackle the real world.
"It's a balance of work and fun so that you feel accom-
plished about the work you do." Geoff Strouse concen-
trates while Torrey Hyatt and Rob Asinger talk.
Friends discuss events of the day over supper in the
Amidst government documents, Trip Caldwell and
Ann Megan Young work intensely.
Osmosis: Mike Ladd demonstates his effortless study
"Saturday nights full of abandon, not wild and reck-
less, just plain abandon." Ted Davis bounces off the
walls in Richardson dorm.
This Davidson crowd seems a bit anxious about the
Who says there is nothing exciting to do at Davidson?
Otto Ferrene risks life, limb, and quarter at Star Wars.
Susan C. Anderson
John F. Archer
Jane B. Aurell
Kevin J. Bahr
Philip Lee Baird
Nancy Arnold Barber
William M. Barnett
Roxanne E. Beckford
Marie Christi Belin
Amy E. Blackstock
Mary Martha Bledsoe
Bruce Gerard Born
Meagan K. Bos
Michael W. Braff
Jennie Lynn Branch
Jay P. Braun
Kevin Richard Burke
Thomas M. Cardwell
Clayton J. Carroll
Paul Dennis Cashim
John D. Clark
Jillian L. Clayton
Pamela Sue Colquitt
Ben T. Craig
Joseph W. Creech
Elizabeth Ann Dasch
Phillip Dare Dennis
James S. Dockery
Richard F Dodd
Ian R Dunn
Mary Adele Edwards
Lucy W. Everett
Nancy A. Fanin
J. Howard Ferguson
Melissa J. Ferguson
Pcliy Jean Fishback
Charles Daley Goff
Roger Owen Gore
Jeffrey Kurtz Green
Merry Be Haas
Jon M. Harbert
Mary Beth Harding
Edward L. Hay
Susan A. Herbert
Mary Margaret Hill
Surrogate parents chosen for freshmen
By the time Davidson students reach
their junior year, they are looking for an
outlet for their ambition and energy. Some
opt for a JYA excursion. Others seek office
in a campus organization. And one very
energetic group of men and women become
freshman hall counselors.
Before they can assume this responsibil-
ity, though, they must prove themselves
worthy. A long and thorough application
process tests the field of hall counselor
hopefuls and results in the appointment of
28 people, with four alternates, to fill the
Any sophomore interested in becoming a
hall counselor can apply. The first step is a
written application, complete with mind-
probing essay questions on such subjects
as the Honor Code and self-analysis. 60 peo-
ple took this first step in 1984.
The second step in the process was a
meeting of all the applicants. They were
asked to fill out peer evaluations on the
other applicants, stating their opinions on
the ability of each to be a hall counselor.
Present and past hall counselors also evalu-
ated the applicants, and a group of faculty
advisers participated as well. For some ap-
plicants this was a difficult step because
they had to be careful not to compare the
people they evaluated to themselves.
After the initial group meeting, each ap-
plicant underwent two interviews. Will Ter-
ry, Sue Ross, the freshman advisers, a pre-
sent hall counselor, a freshman, and a facul-
ty member conducted the interviews. At
the end of the interview period, these inter-
viewers met to choose next year's hall
Obviously, this arduous process calls for
Sayres Rudy and Mike Keely display the diligence
appropriate to E.H. Little Social Hall.
applicants to have a true desire to be hall
counselors, and they did. One applicant
said that the best advice she received was
to "examine her motivations" for becoming
a hall counselor. Many applicants were ac-
tive in campus activities and wanted to
share their enthusiasm for Davidson with
incoming freshmen, while at the same time
After the hall counselors were chosen,
they went on a weekend retreat to get to
know their roommates and to prepare them-
selves for the next year. Role-playing
proved a helpful way of learning to handle
problems that might arise on a freshman
hall. They discussed the Honor Code, the
Code of Responsibility, drug and alcohol
abuse, and suicide. The "hallcounselors-
elect" had to reach an agreement as to how
they would handle marijuana use and van-
dalism on the freshman halls.
The retreat made the hall counselors real-
ize the full extent of their responsibilities.
Mary Beth Harding, one of the chosen few,
said that since most of the applicants had
enjoyed their freshman years, it was easy
for them to forget the hard times they en-
dured. The retreat offered a chance for
them to come to grips with the problems
they might face. Students came away from
the retreat "excited, but prepared and
28 people are now anticipating a chal-
lenging and fun junior year as the counselor
for a hall full of new Davidson students.
Harding said she was now looking forward
to "getting to know 30 new people and mak-
ing 30 new friends."
â€” Gina Triplett
Forrest Williams sorts his way through the card cata-
logue with the help of Dr. Beatty.
George Thomspon, Jane Aurel, and Taylor Bowen
prefer to stand on the furniture when they attend
Carl P. Hobson
Wellford W. Inge
Elizabeth E. Jannetta
Charles P. Jenkins
Horace S Jennings
Joel Keith Johnson
James M. Kelley
Paul A. Kowert
Roger W. Kromer
Paulette M. Kurani
Philip C. Lackey
Joseph J. Langley
Dana L. Lemon
M. Amy Leonard
Edward G. Lilly
Dr. Nelson and sophomore Anne Lambert examine an
item at the Philanthropic Society rare book sympo-
Kevin J. Lontz
Susan H. MacDonald
Sharon L. Maguire
Horace A. Manor
J. P. McBryde
Margaret L. McKibbIn
Kaudie A. Mclean
Tommy Cardwell greedily eyes the meal he is serving
for a fraternity fundraiser
Robert S. McLean
David M. McMurray
Carolyn B. Meier
Catherine A Melton
Mary T. Mulhern
Andrew H. Myers
Lee Sommers Neisler
Arthur Tim Norville
Robert T Odum
Sophomore slump strikes again
After a summer of waitressing at the
Quincy's Family Steak House of Thomas-
ville, Georgia, I wanted to return to David-
son, sleep in a loft, eat in an eating house,
and live in a co-ed dorm. I was ready to be a
When I was a freshman, I heard about the
"sophomore slump" phenomenon. Those
who had lived through it described it, those
who were experiencing it lamented it, and
we freshmen feared and half-disbelieved it.
Sophomore girls wailed to us about how,
because of us, nobody noticed them. Soph-
omore guys complained that they weren't
juniors and seniors and that work just
wasn't a thrill. All of them seemed to feel
somewhat lost, caught between a colorful
class of New People and two important
classes of Mature People. They felt as inter-
esting, and as loved, as the Cream of Wheat
served in the Commons. Worst of all, they
convinced us that "sophomore slump" was
1 tended to scoff. A few considerate soph-
omores had told me that their own slumps
resulted from bigger causes than soph
moreness. Sophomore year is one year clc
er to junior year abroad. Maturation i
quires growing pains. Even slumping bea
waitressing at Quincy's.
Despite my courageous resolutions, ho
ever, 1 did groan and grit my teeth when B...
Bolding, in July, sent us sophomore women
a letter. The letter announced â€” in a nastily
cheerful tone â€” that the number of incom-
ing freshman girls was unusually large. Ap-
And despite my initial determined excite-
ment, I did weep when I perceived that Da-
vidson College had not changed in the
slightest. That sophomore year promised
repetition at its finest, minus the attention
of older men. That I couldn't even transfer
because I hadn't finished Humes.
So the excitement of seeing friends again
and comparing summer tans and trips did
shrink when we noticed the lack of invita-
tions to ttiis barbeque, that semi-formal.
The awkwardness of being neither New or
quite Established did begin to irritate us
periodically, as did Dr. R. F. Nelson's favor-
ite wry phrase, fraught with negative impli-
cations: "In your average sophomore sur-
vey class ..."
We slumped our share.
We have discovered, nonetheless, the
positive elements of sophomore year.
No more mixers. Greece, Spain. Hall
counselor and JYA decisions. A feeling of
experience, authority. (At least a little.)
Less pressure to go to every party. More
diverse halls. Taking classes with real num-
bers in between the first "1" and the last
"1". Better spring breaks. Continuing close
friendships. A calmer peace.
Wise fool that 1 am, I'd rather be a junior
or senior than a sophomore.
But I'd rather be a sophomore than a
â€” Christi Baggett
Beth Glennon finds dinnertime at PAX surprisingly
Donald Franc O'Mally
I Holly Parrish
, Jodi Pearson
1 Daryl Pfister
' Jay Poag
Wade H. Powell
Paul M. Price
J Scott Purdy
Laura S. Raney
Timothy J. Waters
David E. White
David Joyce White
Robert D. Willingham
Jeff Roberts Willis
Davidson academics inspire sophomore John Irwin to
consider a career as a rocl< and roll star.
Allison D. Wills
Louis H. Zbinden
Three's Company for Hank Vandeventer, Janet Linds-
ley, and Kathy Clark (above left) as they offer smiles
and beer to freshmen selfselecting PAX.
Girls just want to have fun agree Laura Turnburke and
Elena Paul (far left).
Party Machine Tim McGaughey (right) in his natural
environment at PAX.
Norton the Newt became Gary Banks' companion dur-
ing Developmental Biology (left).
Martin Roger Foil I
Leah Elizabeth Geiger
J. YD.: Junior year at Davidson
Junior year is often used to further one's
education in areas other than academia.
Many programs exist which offer opportu-
nities for such enrichment. One of the most
popular is the JYA (Junior Year Abroad)
program. Hall Counseling attracted another
segment of the junior class, those interest-
ed in developing inter-personal (parental?)
All of this sounds very noble and idealis-
tic. Certainly everyone involved in JYA,
JYB (Junior Year in Belk) or JYR (Junior
Year in Richardson) deserves a pat on the
back, but what about the rest of the junior
class; those who choose the JYD (Junior
Year at Davidson) option? Doesn't this si-
lent majority deserve a round of applause
also? It takes creativity to stay in Davidson
and make junior year exhilarating.
Murray Simpson and Keith Revell are
such creative people. They decided a key
element to a great year is a great room, so
they made one wall in B404 into a work of
art. Their mural is a variation of Kenneth
Moland's "Graded Variations" (1967) and
uses a ftiji sne-'-trum of colors. Says Revell,
who is fond of using oxymorons, the paint-
ed wall gives the room the effect of "elegant
Nancy Rosselot has found a program not
under the auspices of Davidson College
which keeps her busy: the Girl Scout Pro-
gram. Brownie Troop 44 has occupied
Nancy's Wednesday afternoons. Nancy has
organized cookie sales, field trips to places
like Discovery Place in Charlotte, and an
annual talent show. This year. Troop 44
even had an art display in First Union Bank
Scott Huie is one of the best known faces
in the junior class. "Fast Scottie" has his
ears tuned to the music business. He spins
tunes and d.j.'s for discos on Patterson
Court and Charlotte high school dances.
Through connections with his brother, a
New York based music manager, "Fast
Scottie" has also been able to bring groups
such as The Fixx to Davidson for Concerts.
Junior Year at Davidson. It gives one a
perspective on ingenuity.
â€” Kathy Gratto
Not just another pretty face, local personality, Scott
Huie has used his junior year to create a reputation as a
great tune spinner and d.j.
"There's something in my pocl<et ..." sings Nancy
Rosselot and her band of brownies.
Kenneth Noland's "Graded Exposures" provided the
inspiration for Murray Simpson's and Keith Revell's
Mary Lou Hamilton
Eugene C. Hicks IV
John Baxter J. James
The fine art of beer brewing
Beer can be expensive. What do you do
when your bank account is rapidly deplet-
ing, you can't buy a pitcher of beer in the
900 Room anymore, and you need a drink?
You brew your own beer in your room, that's
what you do.
When Mike Tantillo and Hartley Hall de-
cided that their beer habit was becoming a
financial burden, 'Raumbrau" (according
to Hall, a loose German translation for
"room beer") was born. What started as an
economic endeavor has now turned into a
matter of pride. The pair have gained an
increasing expertise in beer brewing and
have an amber, a light pilsner, and a stout
among their stock.
At the end of fall term, Tantillo and Hall
made an investment in the vat and other
equipment needed for their project. After
procuring these items from Alternative
Beverages in Charlotte, the cost for a case
of "Raumbrau" was reduced to the price of
the ingredients alone: $2.88.
To brew the golden delight, the following
steps are involved; First the worts must be
mixed â€” water, malt, sugar and yeast form
this worts. For different brews, other ingre-
dients, such as hops, barley etc are added.
The mixture is sprinkled with yeast and al-
lowed to sit for one week. The final step is
to add one cup of sugar, and then to bottle.
The beer stays in the bottle and ferments
for 2-6 months, peaking at the 6 mos.
period. Beer may be stored for up to one
year after this time. They have discovered
that Par 4 takes returnable bottles and will
sell them bottles for $2.00 a case.
Says Hartley Hall, originator of "Raum-
brau," about his product, "When I was in
England last summer, the beer had a radi-
cally different taste from the beer in the
U.S. It had more body, more flavor. Our beer
is like that, it has character."
â€” Kathy Gratto
"Raumbrau," a fine light pilsner, is the product of a
home brewing endeavor by Mil<e Tantillo and Hartley
In the KA tradition, Mike Wilkinson wishes Hartley
Hall a special Merry Christmas.
: in three years?
Picture ti.ir sce^e: ;l's a beautiful May
day, and you ace waiking across the outdoor
graduLition stage towards your outstretched
diploma. As you reach the podium, Vice
President for Academic Affairs Price Zim-
merman announces, "And graduating in
oniy three years, may 1 present to you ..."
Only in yourdreams, right? Not necessar-