good friends. More than likely, if you ask a
Davidson senior what his favorite "David-
son" food is, he will gaze at you with a
faraway look in his eyes and say, "... Well,
I remember one night sitting around with a
group of people in the dorm ..." You know
the rest I'm sure.
Needless to say food and the art of eating
are an integral part of Davidson's nostalgia.
If you don't believe it, may a campus dog
devour your Homecoming tailgate lunch!
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Home away from home, Quincys Family Steak House
offers botfi beef entrees and a multi-itemed salad bar
for prices wfiicfi fit witfiin student budgets.
Got the munchles? The Onion Cafe provides a multi-
tude of snacks for hungry students.
Miles to go before you sleep? A red hot, beef and bean
burrito will miraculously bring you back to the land of
Every year a certain number of students h
choose to forego the conveniences and so
cial benefits of Patterson Court and the c
Commons, and elect, instead, to eat inde I
pendently. Their reasons for cooking on c
their own are as varied as the foods they r
choose to prepare, but all admit that eating r
independently adds a new dimension to [
their lives at Davidson. f
Phred Huber says that in cooking her own t
meals she has taken a big step towards in i
dependence and learning to take care of
herself. Phred places cooking on her list of c
major activities and claims to spend up to :
two hours a day in the kitchen. As she (
avoids the instant mixes and meals which i
form the diet of many other independent i
meal planners, she can justify the time she I
uses to cook. "There's a part of me in it." |
she says about her food, most of which she ;
makes from scratch. Phred specializes in ;
Chinese. Mexican, and Italian cuisines, but
also bakes French bread, quiche, and
blends her own cucumber sgup.
Elizabeth Smiley cites economy and a
desire to eat healthy food as her reasons for
leaving an eating house and cooking on her
own. Although she occasionally experi
ments with such dishes as a barley mush
room casserole and ricotta cheese crepes.
Elizabeth regularly lives on salads and the
health-food staple, granola. By preparing
her own food. Elizabeth saves half the eat
ing house board bill.
Rick Graves gives two reasons for his
decision to eat independently: a desire to
save money, and a love of cooking. Rick
chose a vegetarian diet because he likes
vegetables and could avoid the expense of
meat. As he particularly likes Mexican
food. Rick spices his meals with cayenne
pepper. Pinto beans, rice, lentils, curries,
granola, and cottage cheese serve as the
staples of his diet.
ā Jane Harper
nturous spirit, senior Lynne Rogich whips up
?dish in the privacy of her kitchen/dormitory
2? STUDENT LIFE
The Working Class
For many at Davidson, school and jobs
don't mix. Jobs are things to be found in the
summer or, better yet, to be postponed until
one faces^the real world. Others manage to
combine the hasty academic schedule at
Davidson with real work ā pay checks and
everything! Many students find that jobs
are an economic necessity. Well over one-
third of the student body participates in the
work-study program. This idea is for them
to work their way through their education
Abe Lincoln style. According to the pro-
gram, work-study students are to earn two-
thirds of the money which they are granted
in their financial aid package. The work-
study wage is $3.25 an hour. Students in
the program generally assist the faculty
and staff with administrative work. Some
students help the maintenance staff. Oth-
ers act as staff secretaries. And others work
at the CJnion Desk.
TheiSCollege Dining Service employs
nearly 100 students. Senior Bill Alibone
serves as the student supervisor in the
Commons, where dozens of students work
on the cafeteria line. In the 900 Room senior
Lynne Roglch leads a relatively small staff
of bartenders who like to call themselves
the 900 Room Executives.
Other students see their jobs as a learn-
ing experience rather than as a source of
dollars. Emily Davis landed a paid intern-
ship in Charlotte with the world renowned
IBM. Davis thought that a temporary job
with one of the world's,most powerful cor-
porations would be an invaluable supple-
ment to a liberal arts education. "I couldn't
pass up the chance to work with them," she
said. "They're one of the best companies I
know of to work for." Davis served as a
marketing assistant, educating customers
to the uses of certain computers.
Some students are lucky to find reward-
ing work with businesses much closer to
campus. Polly Fishback was offered a job
by Piedmont Bank on Main Street where
she was employed as a branch teller. She
applied for the job "for spending money
and also hoping that the experience would
help me in the future." Chris Woods sought
another type of parttime job. He is em-
ployed by Blakely's Organ Makers. Woods
took the job because he likes "the balance
between work with the hands and with the
mind." Woods is involved mostly with the
carpentry aspect of production.
Scott Otto, on the other hand, works for
no one: he is his own boss. An entrepreneur-
ial capitalist. Otto planned his own money-
making scheme. With the photography of
Randy Stroud and Jim Morgan and the help
of 12 male students who agreed to serve as
models. Otto designed a macho calendar
which he intends to sell to Davidson coeds
as well as to students at Salem and Queens
College. He printed 1000 calendars, which
he priced at five dollars. Otto has confessed
that the project has entailed much more
work than he anticipated. "We'll soon see if
it pays off," he asserted.
ā Dick Richards
"What'll you have?" Senior Howie Wilkins makes ex-
tra spending money for himself by working in the 900
Providing information and answering the telephone at
the (Jnion desk is a vital work-study job.
Far left: Senior Dave Hessler, who works for the Com-
mons, serves wine at one of the many College-spon-
to your health?
Amidst all the confusion of learning my
way around campus during freshman orien-
tation, the one building that I remember en-
tering for the first time is the college infir-
mary. My naive hopes of never having to
cross that street again were all in vain, as I
soon found out that college can be very
hazardous to one's health.
Doesn't it seem that, at one time, there
are more people maneuvering around cam-
pus on crutches and complaining of "flu"
symptoms at Davidson than there are on
We all agree that the incredible amount of
analyzing, figuring, translating, reporting,
and organizing that we do and the lack of
pure vegetation that we indulge in can lead
to ail sorts of mental and emotional disor-
ders, problems, complexes, and malfunc-
tions, but the amount of physical illness
that is suffered here is astounding to any-
one. (And people wonder why we have so
Tendonitis and sprained ankles are no fun
to have, granted, but why do they occur
with our students on an almost daily basis?
We aren't climbing the Adirondacks ā
and not even very many stairs! And what
about the phenomenal number of colds that
we and our peers suffer through, consum-
ing truckloads of Robitussin AC (the
"good" kind with codeine) and entire for-
ests worth of Kleenex? This is North Caroli-
na, not the North Pole, for you non-English
Perhaps we Davidson students are just
exceptionally clumsy or maybe we just
think so hard at times that we forget to pay
attention to where we are going or what we
are doing and just happen to walk off a curb
abruptly or accidentally miss one or two
steps . . .
The fact remains that no matter how
hard one tries, almost everyone eventually
pays a visit to the nostalgic Preyer Infirma-
ry during the course of his Davidson career.
Gpon sight of the medicine cabinets and
equipment, reminiscent of the 1940's, one
is instantly swept back through time. But
rest assured ā with all of the experience
the nurses have accumulated from caring
for young patients, they are sure to get you
back on your feet and back in class as soon
as possible ā unless, of course, you suffer
from one of those incurable diseases such
as Sophomore Slump or Senioritis . . .
ā Patricia Lennon
Freshman Howie Moyes will thlnl< twice befor^
hitting the ski slopes again.
A gathering of the wounded swapa war itoflet on the
Safe Roads Act affects social atmosphere
The signs have changed. Those brightly
colored, sometimes elaborate, sometimes
cryptic signs put up around campus to an-
nounce band parties and discos simply read
"SAE ā After the game ā 5 i<egs" or
"After disco ā kegs ā be there"; they now
read "Party before you come" and "bring
Other signs aren't plastered all over cam-
pus, but they are there. The Fiji's bought a
party bus to transport partiers back and
forth from campus to their house. Eighteen-
year-olds don't buy "liquid refreshment" at
Food Lion and 7-Eleven anymore. Perhaps
the change most noticed by the majority is
the absence of pitchers in the 900 Room,
designed to control who's drinking what.
They're all signs ā signs of the new Safe
Roads Act of 1983 and the effect it has had
on Davidson's already limited social scene.
The Safe Roads Act, passed by the Morth
Carolina legislature in May of 1983 and tak-
ing effect October 1, was designed to re-
duce the number of alcohol-related driving
accidents by raising the legal drinking age
for beer and wine from eighteen to nineteen
and strengthening the laws already on the
books. Penalties for driving under the influ-
ence of alcohol are now stiffer, the sale or
purchase of alcohol to or by a minor results
in the loss of driver's license and/or fines,
and a recent national law makes a bartend-
er responsible for serving an already intoxi-
Most affected by the laws are, of course,
freshmen who are still under nineteen. But
the law is viewed by most Davidson stu-
dents as an irritation, rather than a deter-
rent. Students must have an ID to get into
the parties or into the 900 Room, and those
whose IDs were so rudely stamped in scar-
let "Under 19" must go to the trouble of
obtaining and consuming their alcohol be-
fore going to the party, changing the age-old
dilemma of making it home after the revel-
ry to one of making it there at all.
A major protest raged on campus for sev-
eral weeks after the decision to ban pitch-
ers from the 900 Room, led by those who
thought they were out of reach, the 19-year-
olds and older.
Most protests against the law have been
subtle, but the criticisms are present. Some
people are incensed by the age change,
claiming an 18-year-old who can vote or go
to war and die like an adult can also make
an adult decision about drinking. Others are
offended by the obvious blame for the ma-
jority of drinking related accidents being
placed on the 18-year-old age group Some
have even suggested that college students
should be exempt from the laws "since we
don't drive anywhere anyway!"
The criticisms usually stop at the age
change. Most students agree with the rest
of the world that alcoholism and related
accidents must be curbed and that the laws
were not strong enough.
Then there is still the shady connection
between the new drinking laws and the Hon-
or Code (or is it the Code Of Responsibility
... as mentioned above, it's still shady . . . ).
So, the signs are different now. But . . .
the parties are there, the beer trucks are
there, and the open bars are there . . . and
more often than not, the freshmen are
ā Christi Hayes
"May I see your l.D.?" Senior Jeff Tilbury greets par-
ty-goers at the door of the FIJI house.
Patterson court houses have begun checking I.D.'s
and stamping hands in an effort to curtail underage
consumption of alcohol.
NO MORE PITCHERS. The new drinking law has pro-
hibited the 900 Room from selling beer in pitchers.
Freely flowing beer at campus parties is to become a
rare sight if state legislators have their way.
Cars: a necessary luxury?
With the number of bicycles multiplying
each year, the question concerning the ne-
cessity of cars on campus arises. Do stu-
dents really need them? The answer is not
as simble as it might appear. True, if cars
were absolutely necessary then the owner-
ship of one would be a requirement for en-
trance. It is not. Yet, a number of students
bring cars to campus each year, and many
have legitimate reasons for doing so.
The definition of car to many students is
simply FREEDOM. Cars are the best pre-
ventative measure from the potential insan-
ity which threatens pressured students.
They are the remedy for Davidson overdose
ā a condition which seems to be more
prevalent among upperclassmen than
among freshmen. According to one stu-
dent, "Freshmen don't need cars, because
everything is so new to them. There is plen-
ty to keep them entertained."
But what happens when the parties get
old, the work piles up, and the grades plum-
met? What does one do when he feels more
like a prisoner than a student? The answer
for many is to "get away from it all."
Except for those with exceptional athlet-
ic ability, a bicycle is of little use when one
wants to get away. Somehow a trip to the
lake campus is just not far enough away to
push problems from overburdened minds.
The closest town offering anything in the
way of entertainment, Charlotte, is 25 miles
away ā quite a hike for the less-than-well-
conditioned student and not a real safe one
at that! So, perhaps, the plea for the neces-
sity of a car is not so irrational after all.
But students have additional reasons for
bringing cars to school. For instance, cars
are a definite convenience when one needs
to run one of the 101 errands that come up
during the course of the year. Everyone
who has been stranded can relate to the
humiliation felt in begging for a ride to Char-
lotte, especially when it is a less than conve-
nient time to ask (i.e. exam week. Home-
coming weekend, Hattie's Night, etc).
Furthermore, unless one is satisfied with
bicycling to the local restaurants on Satur-
day nights, cars are a must when it comes
to the dating scene. After all, how many
campus movies and band parties can you
take a date to before he/she starts wonder-
ing about your being (how can 1 put this
nicely?) less than willing to spend a few
For those students who lived off campus,
there is the necessity of getting to class,
preferably on time, which requires some to
own or to have access to a car. Others
choose to argue that everything in David-
son is within walking distance. They need
only try to get to an 8 o'clock class during
winter term in sub-zero weather or in the
midst of one of Davidson's infamous winter
rains to change their minds.
Still, the reasons students voice for bring-
ing cars to campus are not exhausted! Ju-
nior and senior pre-med students, as well as
some Biology majors, need some means of
transportation to get to courses which meet
at the Mooresville or Charlotte hospitals.
Education majors need cars to get to the
various schools where they student-teach.
Some bring cars because they live so close
to home and can run home whenever they
need money or a home-cooked meal. On the
other hand, some have cars because they
live so far away and have a hard time find-
ing others "going their way." Then there are
those who have hometown-honeys and find
cars a necessity, although in some cases
planes would be preferable. And of course,
one must not exclude the fraternity broth-
ers, who find cars necessary to make fre-
quent roadtrips to neighboring schools.
Cars are also convenient when going to bas-
ketball games at the Coliseum, raiding the
nearby liquior store before a big party, pick-
ing up kegs, . . . need I go on?
Yet, there are a few students who neither
have nor want cars on campus. According
to one student, the inconveniences of wor-
rying about maintenance, paying for gas,
and finding a parking space negates any
advantage of having a car. with everything
she needs right here, she said she'd prefer
to walk. But she and others like her are the
exception and not the rule. Many students
do have cars and a number of those who do
not, wish they did. Perhaps cars are not an
absolute necessity, but in this modern,
time-conscious world we live in, they are as
close to necessity as luxury can come.
ā Joanne Stryker
Another mode of transportation, the moped, provides
sophomore Dick Shea mobility around campus.
Driving to dinner at a local restaurant, senior Jim
Morgan uses his car for dates, errands, and out-of-town
Looking forward to a pleasant evening, senior Rob
Spaugh acknov^ledges that cars are a must when it
comes to the dating scene.
The Inconvenience of maintenance does not deter
sophomore Bob Carr from owning a car.
A car with a purpose? This cars owner has trans-
formed his vehicle Into a mobile billboard.
What can you do with an English major?
"I'm looking forward to it." Senior Catherine Finega
refers to lier upcoming job as a copywriter in a Wii
ston Salenn advertising agency
"What are you going to do with it?" What
English major has not been exasperated by
this question coming from parents and
friends? They cannot answer this question
as easily as. say. premeds or chemistry ma-
jors can. But is the question a valid one?
How can Shakespeare or Milton help a
graduating senior get a job? Well, the Class
of "84 is finding that there is a lot one can do
with an English major.
By studying the masters of our language,
English majors learn to express themselves
clearly and easily. Catherine Finegan will be
applying her communicative skills to her
career in advertising. She has landed a job
with The Daly Group, a Winston-Salem
based advertising firm. Finegan values her
background in English Literature for the
writing skills that she has acquired. One of
her most valuable experiences was an inde-
pendent study in journalism which she de-
signed with the English department. As
part of the study she served as a copywriter
with The Charlotte Observer.
Ester Kim, another senior English major,
will be working for First Union National
Bank, one of the largest financial institu-
tions in the South. She will serve in their
corporate lending department. Kim did not
decide to major in English until late in her
junior year. Originally, she planned to at-
tend medical school and thought that an
English major would look good on her appli-
cation. When she changed her mind and
began to interview with banks, she was wor-
ried that such a liberal arts degree would
not be practical. But in her job interviews,
she tried "stressing the value of communi-
cation skills." Apparently it paid off.
Some English majors pursue more un-
usual careers. Lanny Conley is choosing a
"road less taken" by becoming a gourmet
chef. He plans to study at either the Culi-
nary Institute of America or the Johnson &
Wales cooking school. His ambition is to
eventually open his own restaurant. Why
would a future cook choose to major in
English? When he first came to Davidson,
he was not sure of a career path and heard
that an English major was good for people
who did not know what job they would
eventually choose. "You can do so many
things with it," Conley explained.
He seems to be right about that. Brian
Butler plans to continue his study at the
University of Chicago. Suzanne Dickey
hopes to go to London and write for an
English music magazine, such as Melody
Maker Some will go to law school. Others
will get teaching jobs. Others will get mar-
ried. But few regret majoring in such an
ā Dick Richards
"I shall be content if those shall
pronounce my history useful who wish
to be given a view of events as they
really happened, and as they are very
likely to repeat themselves."
Famous quote for the day: "You Can't
Take It With You."
Not only is this quote true, but it is the
title of the nostalgic three-act 1930's play
by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufnnan that
the drama department presented this fail.
Under the expert direction and design of
Joseph Gardner, along with the help from
everyone in the drama department, this
production was extremely well-received by
an audience of students, staff, and citizens
of Davidson. On this special occasion of the
drama department's 20th anniversary
(1963-1983), many DC Theatre alumni re-
turned to attend one of the performances.
The storyline of the play, a witty piece
with lovable characters and an underlying
message, is concentrated on a somewhat
wacky family that has devoted their lives to
. . . well ā just that; life, the sheer enjoy-
ment of it. The conflict arises when young
Alice Sycamore, played by Jean Cooper,
one of the "normal" members of the family
falls in love with Tony Kirby, played by For-
rest Williams. Kirby is a young man at the
office where she works, and he just hap-
pens to be the boss' son. His parents are
invited to dinner at the Sycamores' after
the young couple's engagement, but the
Kirbys, Ross Holt and Anne Goodwin, arrive
on the wrong night, much to the surprise of
the Sycamore family and of dismay to Al-
ice. The ending is, of course, happy, and the
long round of applause at every perfor-
mance was certainly well deserved.
It is fascinating that over half of the cast
members were making their debut in the
DC drama department and that they over-
came this minor obstacle and made the
play such a success. The actors, make-up,
costumes, props, set, and everything else
that contributed to the play's positive re-
ception were well-thought out and seemed
to "click" at the performances.
Grandpa Martin Vanderhof, portrayed by
Jeff Mann, added much of the humor to the
piece with his far-fetched but almost always
veritable philosophies. Such as ā "You
Can't Take It With You."
ā Patricia Lennon
Play proves old adage
Jeff Mann, as the insightful grandfather in '
Take It With You", relaxes with his pipe.
Spring play earns raves
The Davidson College Theatre did some-
thing slightly different this spring: Rupert
Barber chose a play with female leads. The
play, Scenes and Revelations by Elan Gar-
onzik, tells the story of four sisters in Lan-
caster, Pennsylvania and their attempts to
join the westward movement. Since the
time period spans 1888 to 1894, the only
way respectable women could move West
was with a man, but only one of them goes
West. She later returns to her Lancaster
home after going mad.
The play possesses another interesting
twist ā it does not tell the story chronologi-
cally. Each of the 19 scenes raises a num-
ber of questions ā some of which are an-
swered throughout the following scenes. In
this way, the audience does not have a com-
plete picture until the end of the last scene
when the four sisters give up their dream to
go west. Instead, they sell the farm and go
back to Manchester, England to take over
their uncle's textile industry.
The jumbling of scenes created a chal-
lenge for the actors. Often a very emotional
scene would precede a light, happy scene,
making the switch even more difficult. Dr.
Barber had the actors rehearse the play in
chronological order before they did it the
way Garonzik wrote it. This helped the ac-
tors discover how their character devel-
Joe Gardner's set for Scenes pnd Revela-
tions was an attempt to give the feel of the
new industrial age and to allow for rapid
scene shifts. The scene shifts were accom-
plished primarily by lighting. The depart-
ment bought some new lighting instru-
ments with this show in mind. The lights
helped to set the mood and the location.
Scenes and Revelations received rave re-
views from The Charlotte Observer, WDAV,
and the Davidsonian. Whoever missed this
production missed one of Davidson's best.
ā Karen Baldwin
The Scenes and Revelations characters decorate for