The East Carolinian, October 31, 2006

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BET personality
speaks at ECU
To wrap up Hate Out Week events last week, the wall containing racial slurs and words of hate was demolished. Johnson lectures students on how hate permeates into all levels of society.
Wall comes down as
Hate Out Week ends
Students inspired
despite bad weather
Last week, students were able
to view the Wall of Hate erected
at the beginning of Hate Out
Week until it was brought down
on Friday, Oct. 27.
Following a speech by SGA
President M. Cole Jones, a video
presentation and singing by the
ECU Gospel Choir, the wall was
dismantled by John Botan and Taft
Taylor, of O'Neil Construction in
Tarboro. Many of the attending
students felt left out by not being
able to have a chance to bring down
the wall themselves, but couldn't
due to safety issues with the school.
While bad weather may have
affected the attendance at the cer-
emony of the wall coming down,
those involved hope that events held
throughout the week have inspired
students to, as guest speaker Jeff
Johnson said on Wednesday of
last week, "embrace love" and
look at hate with new awareness.
Gregory Hedgepeth, an Eco-
nomics Major, is Lead Chair
of The Ledonia Wright Cul-
tral Center Emissaries and Lead
Chair of the Social Outreach
Program and was involved
in Hate Out Week's events.
"I want people to say I was
educated during Hate Out Week,
especially when they look at that
wall said Hedgepeth said. "A lot
of people went around that wall
and saw various words that they
had no idea what they meant, had
never even seen them before, prob-
ably couldn't spell them if they
tried right now, but when people
were there educating them on
what it means and how they feel
when it's being said to them, then
that's the piece where they need
to go back and say if they have a
friend who uses this word or seen
this word in some way, they can
say, 'During Hate Out Week I
was educated on what that word
really means
Carol Woodruff, Director of Co-
Curricular Programming in Cul-
tural Outreach, was also on hand to
witness the wall being torn down.
"I hope that the symbolism
wasn't lost with people she said.
"Yes we can and do erect walls of
hate, but it is within our power to tear
them down and make a difference
Hedgepeth and Maurice Grif-
fin, communications major, were,
able to grab at least one piece of
the Wall of Hate before it was
taken away to be disposed of. Their
motivations were about preserving
that piece of the wall for posterity
and as example for next year and
possibly years to come. There is
also hope that the piece or pieces
of the wall that have been sal-
vaged will find their way to the
new cultural center being built on
"This is a part of the cultural
center's history here at ECU said
Griffin. "I think other students
who come from the past need to see
how this has evolved from where
we started and where it possibly
will be in the future
While the Wall of Hate was a
signature event of the week, Hate
Out Week was also marked by
several other events.
President of Student Govern-
ment Association M. Cole Jones
spoke about Hate Out Week as a
whole in his speech at the ceremony
for tearing down the Wall of Hate.
"We've done a lot this week
to just put things out there; to
express ourselves outwardly.
The wall symbolizes so much
said Jones. "Hate Out Week pro-
vided us an opportunity to just
be real with some things and for
us really to just recognize and
say some things in open forums
to where if the title wasn't Hate
Out Week we would probably be
jffraid to say.
Jones also said, "There's so
many different things that got
. Accomplished this week which
Brings us to embracing change,
which is not always the easiest
thing to do, but its great to do
and its great that we had this
week so we had the opportunity
to say, '1 am who I am. This is me
as a person. Respect me. Love me.
Embrace me. Praise me. Uplift
me If we don't understand or if
we don't communicate why we
are who we are; if we don't try to
understand one another, then we
are doing ourselves a disservice
This writer can be contacted at
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Jeff Johnson delivers
powerful message
during Hate Out Week
Social activist, public min-
ister, leadership trainer and
BET entertainer, Jeff Johnson
spoke to students about how
the effects of hate can spread
through all groups of people.
Johnson spoke in Hendrix
Theatre on Wednesday, Octo-
ber 25, as part of the Hate Out
Week program. While glad to
be a part of the event, Johnson's
message was about trying to
create communities where the
need for events like Hate Out
Week are replaced by actual
discussions of cultural diversity.
"I think that if we're saying
hate out' is the goal, that we
want to get hate out, then that's
ultimately saying that we want
to put love in said Johnson.
"And there are certain things
that have to be done in order for
us to remove hate and embrace
love. The campus has to decide
what that is and how that's going
to happen, but you can't say
you want to end hate if you're
not willing to embrace love
The issues Johnson stressed
in his presentation in regards
to improving communication
and relations was'about having
honest conversations, challenging
ourselves and our own prejudices,
stepping out of our own comfort
zone and being ambassadors for
who and what we represent. In
the course of his presentation,
Johnson stressed people to ask
themselves important questions:
Where do we live? Do we have
honest conversation? What does
history really tell us? What am
I here to do? What am I here to
contribute to? Are you willing to
be soldiers of love who, as Johnson
put it, "fight for the love that exists
between the human family?"
The response of students
to Johnson's presentation and
overall attitude was one of great
admiration to say the least.
"I think that his message was
very informative said Virginnia
Street, a freshman nursing major.
"Because a lot of people need to
know how they can take them-
selves and put it to communities,
not just as a person, but culturally
Pirates sail seas of opportunity
Megan Kelton paints the face of one of the 100 children from area schools.
Students host Read-O-Ween
A student talks with an employer at last years career fair. This year's fair was the largest in ECU's history.
Fall career fair
ECU'S largest ever
The parking lots at Dowdy-
Ficklen stadium and Minges
Coliseum were completely filled,
though this time it wasn't for a
Pirate football game.
The Fall Career Fair was
held Thursday in Minges
Coliseum as well as in the new
Health Sciences Building at the
Brody School of Medicine. This
marks the first year that the event
has been divided into two locations.
Sue Martin, assistant vice
chancellor responsible for
career services, said there were
192 companies and more than
400 representatives at the fairs
combined. She hoped that the
seminars, workshops and class-
room presentations'offered by the
career center would give ECU job
seekers a leg-up.
"We want all of our students to
get good jobs said Martin. "Our
mission is to teach students how
to manage their careers
In Minges, booths were set up
on the ground floor as well as the
second tier of the gymnasium.
H'trim Rcom, senior comparing
information major, was there to find
a job in information technology.
"It gives me an opportunity to
interact said Rcom.
Upstairs, Chad Martin of Holder
Construction Company, said that he
was pleased with the quality of the
students with whom he had spoken.
"I go to about ten of these a
year, and this is one of the better
ones said Martin.
Senior industrial distribu-
tion major, Wilson McBryde,
said that he had passed out his
resume to several companies he
was interested in along with sev-
eral he didn't know prior to the fair.
"It just depends on which one
offers the most opportunities and
has the most growth potential
said McBryde.
Over at the Health Sciences
Building, both the Nursing and
Allied Health sections of the complex
were occupied by representatives.
Aimee Lott, junior nursing
major, like many others at the fair,
wasn't passing out resumes. With
another year to go before gradua-
tion, she and many other students
had come to scout for employment
down the road.
"I'm looking ahead said Lott.
Martin said that this year's
fair was the largest and most
successful ever and that the
employers couldn't ask for
a better employee than an ECU
"We're encouraging everyone
to hire a Pirate Martin said.
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Event promotes
literacy, one child at a
In an effort to promote literacy in
Greenville, Professor Lynn Which-
ard and her English 1200 class hosted
ECU's first Read-O-Ween, a Hallow-
een themed event for local children.
Read-O-Ween, which
involved IOO children from local
after school programs and many
ECU students, was held Monday,
Oct. 30 in the Willis Building.
The volunteers at Read-O-Ween
felt that this was a very important
event because many adults in the
area have reading problems and
are unable to promote literacy to
their children.
"The literacy council actually
says that one in four Pitt County
adults are either illiterate or have
strong reading problems said
Jessica Gagne, Student Engage-
ment Specialist. "Because they
cannot read themselves, they will
not be able to read to their children
or promote literacy in the home.
Being able to host an event like this
where we bring in children from
after school programs that may
be at risk is a great opportunity
The event invited Greenville
children to take part in many Hal-
loween activities that were fun but
also educational. Booths were set
up throughout the building with
exciting hands on activities that cor-
responded with a Halloween story.
The children at the event
were able to listen to Halloween
stories while coloring in their
favorite characters, write Hal-
loween poetry and eat fun Hal-
loween themed snacks. They were
also able to encounter and learn
about outer space in a mobile
planetarium that was put on by
the Volunteer and Service-Learn-
ing Center, n
Many students believe that
Read-O-Ween will show children
how fun and entertaining reading
can be and encourage them to go to
the library or bookstore and read.
"We hope to just bring excite-
ment to the idea of literacy said
Gagne. "There are just so many
kids that aren't interested in reading.
Events like this, where reading is
associated with things like animals
and a haunted house, will help kids
link fun activities with a story
Along with promoting literacy,
the event also gave the children a
chance to be with ECU students
and hopefully learn something from
them. Groups of volunteers took
the children around to the different
booths, while helping and interact-
ing with them.
Erica Miller, a junior and service
advocate, believes that although this
event is beneficial to young children,
it is also beneficial to the ECU stu-
dents involved.
"As a student 1 think this event
is really beneficial said Miller.
"It helps give real life experience
to those students that helped plan
Read-O-Ween and it definitely
makes an impact
More literacy events are planned
for the spring, and volunteers hope
that another Read-O-Ween will take
place next fall.
This writer can be reached at

ECU'S Japan Center East
hosts Wellness Japan
Thursday, Nov.2at5:30p.m.
ECU'S School of Nurs-
ing, Room 1102, Allied
Health Sciences Building
Acupuncture, Reiki and
other alternative health
topics are the focus of a sem-
inar and workshop offered
by ECU'S Japan Center East.
The cost of the program is
$12 for the general public;
$10 for senior citizens and
$7 for students. Registra-
tion begins at 5:15 p.m.
Visit ecu.edujapancen-
tereast or contact Chikako
or 252-737-1352 for more
ECU faculty art show
Thursday, Octo-
ber 19 through Sat-
urday, November 18
At the Gray gallery, Jen-
kins Fine Arts Build-
ing, ECU Campus
School of Art and Design fac-
ulty art exhibit. Cost is free.
Teacher Cadet Day
Tuesday, November 7 in
Mendenhall Student Center
room 244 from 10:45-
The North Carolina Teacher
Cadet Program is an inno-
vative yearlong or semester
block activity based curric-
ulum for high school juniors
and seniors. The course
is designed to promote a
better understanding and
create interest in those stu-
dents who are considering
teaching as a profession.
It's an honors class that
details many components of
the education environment
and involves students in
content, application, obser-
vations and teaching.
Crime Stoppers Reward
The Pitt-Greenville Crime
Stoppers are offering a
reward for information
leading to the arrest and
conviction of individual(s)
who have set a series of
trash can fires at ECU. Two
trash can fires were set in
the Bate Building in July
2006. Trash can fires were
set at the Joyner Library
Annex and Brewster B, C
and D Wings in October
2006. Anyone having infor-
mation about these crimes
should contact the Pitt-
Greenville CrimeStoppers
at 758-7777, or Lt. Mike
Jordan, ECU Police, 737-
1519, or go to the ECU Web
page, Administration, Index,
Police, Crime Reporting.
English professor to hold
Luke Whisnant, professor of
creative writing at ECU, will
read from his new collection
of short stories, Down in the
Flood (Iris Books, 2006) at
8 p.m. Nov. 9, at Bate 1031
at ECU. One of the stories,
"How to Build a House is
included in the anthology,
New Stories from the South
2006 (Algonquin Press).
ECU Brewster Lecture
The annual Brewster Lecture
at ECU will feature histo-
rian Barbara J. Harris at
8 p.m. Nov. 9 at ECU'S
Science and Technol-
ogy building room C207.
Harris, a professor of history
and women's studies at the
University of North Carolina-
Chapel Hill, will present "The
Fabric of Piety: Aristocratic
Women and Care of the
Dead, 1450-1550 Profes-
sor Harris's research focuses
on Yorkist and early Tudor
England, as well as politi-
cal and women's history.
New course - Spring 2007
The Department of Exer-
cise and Sport Science is
pleased to announce that it
will offer a new course this
Spring 2007 titled: "Physi-
cal Activity and Disease
Prevention" three credits,
EXSS 2020. The purpose
of the course is to help
students understand the
underlying reasons why
being physically active helps
reduce the risk of develop-
ing chronic diseases. The
class meets MW from 4
- 5:15 p.m. The course is
designed for non-exercise
science majors. Please
contact Dr. Peter Farrell, for more
Campus & Community
Wed Thu Fri
'Midnight Madness
Mendenhall Student
Center and Student
Recreation Center
9 p.m. - 1 a.m.
Annual Harvest Fes-
Bring the entire family
for old fashion fun
and games with activ-
ities for children of all
Greenville Conven-
tion Center, 303 SW
Greenville Boulevard
Trick or Eat
Greenville Community
6 - 8 p.m.
Come help us scare
up some food! We will
be trick or treating for
canned goods to donate
to the Food Bank of
Greenville, so come
dressed in your best
Halloween attire. For
more information e-
mail Lauren Clark at
We will be meeting at
Minges in front of the
footbsll stadium at 6
p.m. to give instruc-
tions on where to go,
split up into teams,
Pate Conaway, Textiles
Exhibition Opens
Mendenhall Student
Center Gallery
Community Appearance
Commission Meeting
Third Floor Conference
Room of City Hall, 200
Martin Luther King, Jr.
5:30 p.m.
Russian Film Series:
"Prisoner of the Moun-
Movies have English
subtitles or dubbing.
6:30 p.m.
Bate 2011
Hard Core Concert
Featuring The Avengers,
Romeo is Bleeding, Your
name in Vain
Mendenhall Student
Center, Pirate Under-
7 p.m.
Dia Oe Los Muertos
5:30 - 7 p.m. Newman
Center on 10th Street
by Fletcher Music Hall.
Come and help cel-
ebrate this traditional
Latino celebration with
free food, dancing and
Teaching with Tech-
nology "Think-In"
Mendenhall Student
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Folkfriends Concert
Tipsy TeapotParker-
Kennybrook Books,
409 Evans Street
7 p.m.
Dwayne Perkins
Comedy Show
Mendenhall Student
Center Multipurpose
8 p.m.
ECU English Reading:
Down in the Flood
Luke Whisnant, ECU
creative writing profes-
sor, will read from his
short story collection,
"Down in the Flood"
(Iris Press, 2006).
Bate 1031
8 p.m.
ECU'S Brewster Lec-
ture in History
Science and Technol-
ogy Building, Room
8 p.m.
REBEL Exhibition
Emerge Gallery, Evans
6 - 9 p.m.
Sarin Featuring David
Condos Concert
Mendenhall Student
Center, Pirate Under-
7 p.m. .
World Fest 2006
Ledonia Wright Cultural
City Council Meeting
City Council Chambers
6 p.m.
Featured Event:
Midnight Madness
Events include Dale K hypnotist, dance competition, bingo and a midnight breakfast.
Mendenhall Student Center and Student Recreation Center
9 p.m. - 1 a.m.
Sheriffs reach agreement with
groups challenging sex offender
(AP) Sheriffs in several
Georgia counties have temporar-
ily agreed not to enforce Geor-
gia's sex offender law against
nine anonymous elderly and
disabled men who faced eviction
from their nursing homes, trail-
ers or relatives' houses under
the law.
The announcement of the
consent agreements comes
less than three weeks after the
Atlanta-based Southern Center
for Human Rights asked a federal
judge to block the law's enforce-
ment for the nine men, including
one who has been told he has six
months to live and another with
Alzheimer's Disease. The law,
which took effect July 1, targets
offenders who live within 1,000
feet of a church.
Although Cooper's order only
affects the bus stop provision,
county officials have been reluc-
tant to enforce other provisions
of the law prohibiting offenders
from living, working or loitering
within 1,000 feet of just about
anywhere children gather; schools,
churches, parks, gyms and swim-
ming pools.
Historian seeks protection for
first lost Union fort
(AP) A small, overgrown
brick fort in Charleston Harbor
that is sometimes confused with
Fort Sumter also played a role in
the opening of the Civil War and
should be preserved, according to
a historian studying the site.
Castle Pinckney, finished in
1809, is located on an island across
the channel from Fort Sumter,
where the opening shots of the Civil
War were fired in April 1861.
Before the bombardment,
Pinckney was seized by 150 Con-
federate forces without a fight,
making it, not Sumter, the first
Union fortification lost in the
war, said Christopher Ziegler, a
historian with the National Park
But the National Park Service
never rehabilitated it, using it
mostly for storage before giving
it to the state.
Castle Pinckney is listed on
the National Register of Historic
"Let's at least go out there and
make sure nothing bad is happen-
ing Ziegler said.
Catapult-pumpkin accident
injures two
(AP) An accident that
involved a catapult-like device
being used to hurl pumpkins on a
Hillsboro farm, has left two people
in serious condition.
One, nine-year-old Jacob
Roloff, stars with his family in
a reality cable TV series, "Little
People, Big World
He and 58-year-old Mike Detjan
were taken by ambulance to an area
hospital after Sunday's incident.
Jacob's father, Matt Roloff, said
they were using the device when
the trigger, which releases a 3,000
pound counterweight, released at
the wrong moment.
The Roloff family, which is
made up of little and average-sized
people, has gained attention as
the stars of a television series that
documents their lives.
Mom Accused of Trying to
Trade Son for Dress
(AP) Police in Davenport,
Iowa have filed charges against
31-year-old Marcy Gant, accusing
her of trying to sell her four-year-
old son.
She's accused of buying a wed-
ding dress, paying part of the price
in cash and offering to give her son
as payment for the balance.
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get to know themselves that they
can effectively reach other people
and not just be 'I'm this and
they're that but come together
as people. Because we have to live
here together
attended Johnson's presentation.
T think he was very real said
Bell. "He took an approach that
not a lot of people, such as black
people our selves, are willing to
take. You know, saying things and
criticizing black people, as well
as other races at the same time.
That's how you have to be
"He wasn't scared to say
anything said Stovall. "That's
what we need, we need somebody
who's not going to sugar coat
things and who's actually going
to talk about real issues. People
need to come because we're in
college to get educated, and
we need to get educated about
other people's cultures as well
as our own. We need to have
open minds and I think he did a
great job and I'm glad I came
Those involved in arranging
the event were very eager to get
him to come back, and felt his
presence was a great addition
as well as a tremendous help.
"Overall I'm excited about
the program said Laquesha
Foster, associate director of the
Ledonia Wright Culture Center.
T feel like he Johnsonj was
able to tie everything together
for students and really get what
Hate Out Week was about
"I hope that students will truly
understand the purpose of this
week, and they will'leave from his
presentation ready to make real
changes to make KCU better
SGA President M. Cole Jones
was also in attendance, and felt
that Johnson brought a great
impact to current school issues.
"I thought he delivered a mes-
sage we need to hear Jones said.
"Now we as a student body have
to make a decision; are we going
to follow-up with actions or are
we going to get another speaker
next semester or next year?"
Jones also said, "He reiter-
ated a lot of things that are sort
of inherent, but sometimes it
takes someone who has done
great things, some type of public
figure, to deliver a message that
our students can actually relate
to or believe. I thought his mes-
sage was well-worth hearing,
and the important thing now is
that we must stop, look, listen
and follow through with action
"We are at a very unique stage
on our campus. We have a strong
representation of diversity on the
student side as well as the adminis-
tration and faculty side. My recom-
mendation is that we really take this
momentum and strategically begin
planning out what are our goals
and objectives as far as unifying
our campus, because if we don't do
it now, we might set ourselves back
another ten years. If we're striv-
ing to be the leadership institute
for North Carolina, we can not do
that without direction said Jones.
Gregory Hedgepeth, eco-
nomics major, is Lead Chair of
The Ledonia Wright Cultral
Center Emissaries and Lead
Chair of the Social Outreach
Program. He described John-
son, and Johnson's presenta-
tion with one word; "Dynamic
"If you don't take something
from what he said Hedge-
peth pointed out. "Then you
weren't listening everything
he said hit on something that's
happened within some point
in time in my life or it's hap-
pened to somebody that I know
"At the end of the day I said
what I felt needed to be said, and
I feel comfortable with what I
said Johnson stated after his
speech. "In my presentation I
represent who it is that I am,
my experiences, my opportuni-
ties, the places I've been able
to go, the things I've been able
to do and who I am. But even
though I'm a black man, I still
have worked with white people,
Asian people, Indian people,
people of all races. As president
of student government Qat the
University of Toledo I wasn't
one-sided in my leadership, and
in working with organizations
that were predominantly white,
1 wasn't one-sided in my service.
I think that what we've got to
do is be able to get to a place as
people where we can honestly
be who we are and still com-
fortably speak to everybody
To learn more about Jeff
Johnson, visit, and jeffsnation.
This writer can be contacted at
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Foods, Toys, Teddy Bears
WZMB will be sponsoring the following charities
Tedi Bear Advocacy Center
supports abused and neglected children
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Family Violence Program
Bring your teddy bears, toys, and foods to WZMB in Mendenhall Student Center
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name will be placed in a drawing for each item you bring.
WZMB will be having a live remote
on Friday, November 3, 2006 at
Dowdy Student Store from 9:00-11:00
to kick off our Holiday Food Drive.
Bring your non-perishable items or
toys, and your name will be entered
into a drawing for a free gift.
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This is your brain on Pirate Rants
I hate that my best friend calls me fat
but she's definitely fatter than I am.
CPS clickers are
the Devil
Or maybe it's just the teachers who
make us use them
Biology book, check. Accounting book, check. Com-
munications book, check. CPS clicker, wait, what's that?
So, this is how my day shopping at the good old bookstore
went. After figuring out what a CPS clicker was, $20 of
my hard earned, not to mention quite rare money was
handed over for one of these things.
I've always been told that in order to succeed you must
take advantage of all opportunities, so of course buying
a 20 dollar dicker in addition to $.500 dollars worth of
books is all worth it, right?
Or maybe not. As most communication majors know,
CPS clickers are a "requirement" to take the classes, and
according to my teacher, a great tool that will enhance our
knowledge. Oh, and guess what, she was wrong.
For those of you who don't know, a CPS clicker,
"Classnxim Performance System is used to help students
interact with their teacher by being asked a question and
then choosing an answer on their clicker, usually A, B,
C, D, or true or false, which will send it to a receiver and
calculate the class answers which is then organized into
a class data table.
At the start of the semester we were told to bring
our blessed Clicker to class each day, and as the semes-
ter is hitting its peak, we have just started to use them.
Apparently, operating a CPSclicker system is quite dif-
ficult, at least for my not so technology-educated professor,
who barely knows how to work a PowerPoint Presentation.
Now that she has finally mastered the art of Clicker
working, our class gets to answer a question with our click-
ers, fit doesn't sound exciting, then you are getting the idea.
Sure, it's nice to see how much our class really isn't
listening with 75 percent of the class choosing the wrong
answer, but let's be real here, what is really so horrible about
asking usaquest ion and letting students yell out the answer
Of course, it isn't as technology based, but that's a good
thing for my professor. In addition to that perk, it would have
saved me, as well as 200 other students, 20 much needed
dollars. Oh, the horror ECU professors face when consid-
ering a verbal transaction instead of a technological one.
Although, there is one cool thing about the clickers:
Not only do we get to "vote" on what intelligent answer
we choose, we get to watch our teacher act as a human
tower, holding the clicker receiver as high up as she can,
in hopes to give us the best signal possible; so that each
student gets the opportunity to experience the excitement
and enhanced learning of choosing an answer.
OK, so maybe the Clickers or my teacher aren't as
horrible as I make them out to be, and keep in mind that
I said mayl)e, but, 1 really just do not understand the point
of Clickers and teachers who don't know how to use them.
Shouldn't ECU train its teachers before classes start
on how to use the technology available? By the time
classes start, everything should be running smoothly,
and that includes the technology and the teachers.
Just about every time my class meets, we spend 10-20
minutes waiting for our teacher to round up a tech guy
to fix the computer or work on the clicker system. This
leaves us rushing through the rest of class so that we will
cover what is scheduled to be taught. Instead of having
our teacher teach everything, we are left to read the rest
of the notes online, or we are just given a brief overview
of the uncovered material next class, after our visit from
the tech guy, of course.
So, this is my request to ECU professors or whoever
decides what book or materials we have to buy for the
class. If you are going to make us buy something, learn
how to use it so that we at least get our money's worth out
of it, and most importantly, make sure it's actually worth
using. Oh, and it you are wondering, in my opinion, the
clickers aren't worth using.
Need advice? Want answers? Just ask Jane.
Dear Jane,
How do you tell someone that they stink? I have a
friend who doesn't wash much and smells horrible It's
not a normal musk, it is like the smell of old milk; it's
bad In fact, it's nearly a tearjerker. Everyone smells it
around them but none of us have the heart to say any-
thing. What should I do?
Sick of Stink
Dear Sick,
First, I'm really sorry you have to sutler. I certainly
couldn't stand to be around old milk . especially near
w here 1 live and play. You have to handle this situation
carefully because the last thing you want to do, obvi-
ously, is otlend someone. However, their smell is offensive
to you, giving you all the right you need to address it.
If the "stinker is female, you might want to get her a
cheap basket of soaplotionbody spray The kind you
might find at Bath & Body Works. They can be attained
from everywhere, including the local Wal-Mart
perhaps even Dollar General. Either way, she's getting
a present and you won't get an olfactory overload, of
sorts. If she asks you about it, you can say you saw it and
thought of her (the truth w ith a hole in the center). If she
doesn't start using it, pretend to be offended because you
spent precious money on her However, if the person in
question is male, the game changes quite a bit.
It's harder to say, "Hi 1 saw this Old Spice body
wash in the store the other day and thought of you. I
even put a bow on it Yet, you can always pick yourself
up a stick of deodorant and grab one for him, too (out of
the kindness of your heart and convenience, of course).
Since it is a guy, though, perhaps it would be easier to
handle directly. If it is a girl and you don't want to spend
any money on the problem, this would work, too. Tell
him or her that they smell! Although this is something
no one wants to hear, better this person know than
walk through life smelling like old cheese. He or she
will thank you someday, just be tactful about it. You
can say that other people have noticed or you can just
come right out with it and tell him or her you noticed
it yourself, whatever makes you more comfortable, but
don't let it all go.
I personally apologize to the
girl I made a "fern" instead of a
"female I must not have copied
the entire rant over and it's totally
my fault. Sorry!
To all the people worried about
my flip-flops, gym shorts and
hoodie on the way to class this
past week Its 9 a.m its cold,
and I'm late to class. I could
care less about what you think
of my fashion sense. BTW: I am
from eastern North Carolina, I
know it will be 75 degrees by
I'm not going to name names
but you know who you are.
You're nothing but a selfish and
insensitive person. I've been
your friend longer than he's been
your boyfriend and that doesn't
seem to matter to you. It's like
I've become invisible and I know
you think he's the one but you
also thought that about your last
three boyfriends. So I'm going
to do you a favor and end the
friendship that you so obviously
don't care about.
Why didn't Rose share her
floating door with Jack?
Every time I see a man in uniform
I wanna say, " Loosen up my
buttons baby Don't laugh,
every girl feels the same way!
To the "black" person that said
that they don't think that both
the NAACP and the BSU are
necessary, that's because you've
been brainwashed and have lost
your blackness. You probably
walk around with your collar
popped and wear Sperry's.
To whoever it was that tried to
defend those ugly sunglasses
by making reference to Jackie
O. I can guarantee that most
girls who wear them don't wear
them for reasons such as that.
They wear them in an attempt to
conform to a social group.
I'm in love with my Iff Mexican.
Pirates win! Great game guys!
I'm really proud to be a Pirate!
Don't you love it when your
best friend gets a boyfriend
and they always pick them over
you? I know I love to lose my
best friend to a guy. Especially
when you said you d never "pick
a guy over your friends Yeah,
some friend you've become.
It would make me really happy if
my neighbors got evicted.
When I'm with my boyfriend, I
think about you. When I wake up,
I think about you. Before I go to
sleep, I think about you. After all
this time, I still think about you.
I wish I never would have broke
up with you, it honestly was the
biggest mistake of my life. I'm
with someone new, but he isn't
you. He will never be you.
Who are you and where are my
My goal is to be responsible for
every rant on this page.
Why do teachers at ECU give
all multiple-choice tests? WTF
is that about?
You're at a football game. Stand
up and cheer.
To the person ranting about
the Marching Band Halloween
Show: The Marching Band was
unable to perform the Halloween
Show this year due to the fact
that the last two home games
were Homecoming and Military
Appreciation day. The Marching
Band would have done the show
if ECU had not scheduled five
home games in a row.
I would just like to say thank you
to the person who broke into
my car and stole my golf clubs.
I hope you burn in hell.
My boyfriend wears hoodies,
plays video games and is the
most awesome guy ever. You
ladies need to learn to appreciate
your men for who they are and
not for who you think they should
I just don't believe anything you
say anymore. .
This is why I love my roommate:
I just fell down a flight of steps
in my apartment and I couldn't
move for like thirty minutes,
so when my roomie got home
and saw me on the floor she
went to the store and got me
icyhot patches and taco bell for
I got a dollar, I got a dollar,
I got a dollar hey hey hey
hey! It's about the only
thing I have left after tuition!
I know Ashton and Demi have
been married for a while but
why? What was he thinking?
I'm 19 years old and available
whenever he decides he wants
someone under the age of fifty.
Soul mate where are you?
Where do you go when you're
lonely? Where do you go when
you're blue? Where do you go
when your lonely, I'll follow you.
When the stars go blue.
The best part of my day is
snuggling with my boyfriend.
I don't want to be your whole life,
just your favorite part.
I have a two-strap book bag but
I gangsta lean as I walk so I rock
it with one strap.
The downtown scene on
Halloween is a joke.
FYI, all the movies listed in Ben
Harris' article are jokes.
I can't finish anything.
Tom is not my friend.
When did "Grey's Anatomy"
become a cult?
Do people realize the creator of
WWE went here and we don't
have one single shrine dedicated
to him?
I think we should all be charitable,
so I'll date an ug-o this week.
Halloween, the perfect excuse
for girls to skank out.
Pirate Rants, my anti-drug!
For the ranter who said, "Stop
liking girls who wear leotards
they should stop by Messick and
then you'll realize why "Girls who
wear leotards" are catching your
friend's eye!
My heater is emitting fumes
The fumes are making me high.
Maintenance won't fix my fume-
filled heater. I'm still high. Am I
breaking a law? I've got to be
breaking some kind of policy.
Life is spontaneous, live it that way.
Trick-or-Treat, smell my feet, give
me something good to eat. If you
don't I don't care I'll show you my
To the person who wrote in about
"lazy guys" wearing sweatpants
and hoodies to class I am one
of those "lazy guys" that you
talk about. Sorry some of us
guys aren't metro sexual and
don't get up at 6 a.m. to do our
hair and throw on pea-coats! I
mean seriously I go to school
to learn, not impress your ass
get over it
I hate it when people don't use
capital letters online.
Dear friend, who used to be
best friend, now only every other
week friend, you suck.
I trimmed my toenails and
accidentally cut one way too
short. It hurts like woah.
No, no. The size of your
sunglasses really can measure
how skanky you are.
Is there a law in Greenville that
no matter how crappy your car
is you must have huge shiny
rims on it?
Girls have it so easy for
Halloween, all they have to do
is pick an occupation and slut
it up.
I drink my coffee with a straw!
What difference does it make
that I wear big sun glasse, carry
my two strap book-bag on one
shoulder, wear white after Labor
Day, wear sandals when it snows
or any other fashion mistake?
And more importantly why do
you care? I mean I am the one
who supposedly looks stupid
right? Or maybe you are so
concerned what others are doing
than to look at yourself. You are
probably ugly anyway.
Damn it, I always miss the good
parts because of rants.
You should make an insert, just
like sports, just for pirate rants!
I wear sandals because
its cold.
WOOHOOO! It's my birthday
and I'm lovin' it!
Sarah Bell
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Gay in the main
Has our society gained a cultural
queer eye?
I saw a very disturbing picture last week.
Rocker Tommy Lee and the winner of his "Rock Star:
Supernova" reality show, Lukas Rossi, kissed last Tuesday
in what could be considered a grand entrance to Frankie J's
album release party.
And I don't mean a quick peck on the cheek. I don't mean
those kinds of kisses your mother used to give you before
bed. I'm talking spit-swappin face-to-face, tonsil tickling
that would stop the Village People at mid fYT
Apparently, this isn't the first time Tommy Lee has kissed
another man. In July, Lee and fellow rocker Dave Navarro
shared a kiss during a promotion for their new show. The
list goes on, however. As I dug even deeper into this interest-
ing albeit appalling man-on-man escapade I found that Lee
apparently was not Navarro's first experience with the ever-
so-popular public display of gay affection, oh no. Navarro got
his first taste, if I may, of gay PDA when lie made out with
Anthony Kiedis in a Red Hot Chili Peppers music video.
So, we now have an ever-growing, Hollywood-created
"elite" society of famous people like Tommy Lee, Madonna
and Britney Spears who seem to be waging a media war on
the more conservative folk in our country. People love it. They
are embracing this new idea, new concept of sexual openness,
and in turn, it is essentially becoming "cool to be gay.
That's right. Many will deny it, and even more will refuse
to accept it, but it is truer than at any point in time in our
society - gay is in the main.
Fights for gay marriages are fought and won on a daily
basis in our country. Children in ourcurrent society are being
raised on TV, many of which are much more open to the idea
of homosexuality. Take "Will and Grace for instance. It is
a very stereotypical show of being gay in the big city. Gays
in media are mainly portrayed like Will - white, successful
and fashionable. Just as television portrays some African-
Americans as underprivileged city dwellers, some gays are
portrayed as good-looking and popular people. How many
of you now see a huge flaw in our society?
Now I'm a fairly open person. In fact, I even have my
share of gay friends. They are respectful and fun to be around,
but that in no way changes my beliefs on certain ideas. The
concept of marriage is one that engages a person in a spiritual
life-long relationship with another of the opposite sex. I obvi-
ously am not a huge supporter of gay marriage, but rarely do
I advocate my disdain for it either. However, being gay now
not only involves those with actual homosexual feelings, but
also contains an ever-growing group of individuals who are
simply jumping on the bandwagon of America's newest fad.
Personally, I place these people on the same level as the racial
"posers" from the T-Mobile commercials.
Tommy Lee and Dave Navarro may not be gay, but that's
apparently what they want us to think. Perhaps they are
simply swapping spit for the sakeof exposure? I mean, "Rock
Star Supernova's" ratings are down from last season; maybe
they are trying to pull a Janet Jackson and gain a little more
popularity through controversy. Or, maybe homosexuality
might just be the "in" thing. After all, it seems like all the
cool people are doing it. We've already begun to see the same
sorts of things occur through thousands of tagged pictures
placed on every weekend. Will a simple pat
on the butt between athletes evolve into a kiss on the cheek?
Hey, I'm just throwing out thoughts.
Daylight Saving
Time history
It's that time of the year again where everyone must set
their clocks back an hour to observe the Daylight Saving
Time. Every spring we move our clocks one hour ahead and
"lose" an hour during the night and each fall we move our
clocks back one hour and "gain" an extra hour at the bar tor a
night. But Daylight Saving Time (and not Daylight Savings
Time with an "s") wasn't just created to confuse our schedules.
The phrase "spring forward, fall back" helps people
remember how Daylight Saving Time affects their clocks.
At 2 am. on the first Sunday in April, we set our ckxks for-
ward one hour ahead of standard time or rather we "spring
forward And then we "fall back" at 8 a.m. on the last Sunday
in October by setting our clock back one hour and dius
returning to Standard Time.
The change to Daylight Saving Time allows to us to use
less energy in lighting our homes by taking advantage of the
longer and later daylight hours. More daylight, saves millions
on energy costs oflighting homes in the morning and at night,
as well as decreases trafTic accidents among other things.
The idea of daylight saving was first conceived by
Benjamin Franklin in an essay, "An Economical Project
during his stay as an American delegate in Paris in 1784. The
idea of DST was highly accepted throughout the scholarly
community and in the following years, DST was enacted in
countries like Germany, France and Britain.
Daylight Saving Time wasn't instituted in the United
States until World War I in order to save energy for war
production by taking advantage of the later hours of daylight
between April and October. During World War 11 the federal
government again required the states to observe the time
change. Between the wars and after World War 11, states and
communities chose whether or not to observe Daylight Saving
Time. In 1966, Congress passed the Uniform Time Act, which
standardized the length of Daylight Saving Time for all.
A new law to extend DST to the first Sunday in Novem-
ber will take effort in 2007, with the purpose of providing
trick-or-treaters more light and therefore more safety from
traffic accidents. Child pedestrian deaths are four times
higher on Halloween than on any other night of the year.
For decades, candy manufacturers lobbied for a Daylight
Saving Time extension to Halloween, as many of the young
trick-or-treaters gathering candy are not allowed out after
dark, and thus an added hour of light means a big holiday
treat for the candy industry.
Over the years DST has had numerous in ipacts in a vari-
ety of unexpected areas. For instance every year patrons of
bars that don't stay open past 2 a.m. lose one hour of drinking
time on the day when Daylight Saving Time springs forward
one hour. In Athens, Ohio, site of Ohio University, over 1,000
students and other late night partiers chanted "Freedom as
they threw liquor bottles at the police attempting to control
the riot after the bars kicked people out. In 1999 three ter-
rorists were blown up after a bomb they planted on a bus
in Gaza blew up an hour earlier than expected due to DST.
Daylight Saving Time is a perennial nuisance to most,
and thoughtless schedule change to others; personally, I just
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Campus Scene
The trick is to be out past the
edge without getting too badly
hurt. As you figure out how to
do this, you'll make your fortune
from all those who'll follow. Get a
patent on your procedure.
You decide what you want, and
hold out for that. It's really quite
easy. It's best to make your
own decisions about important
Timing is crucial for a while. Pay
attention to the cues. Don't push
the limits but do be in the right
location at the right moment.
You're not frugal because you
have to be, you're frugal because
it's fun. You'd rather pinch
pennies than play the slots any
day, and that's wise.
Involve a technical expert in your
negotiations. More is possible
than you ever imagined, and
Once you've learned the lesson,
you'll notice there's more to
achieve. You're at a plateau that
is also a wonderful jumping-off
You're in the groove. Crank out as
much as you can, it's selling like
hotcakes. You snooze, you lose.
A crazy idea could pay off big,
so don't squash the innovator.
Provide encouragement, and
even some funding.
Others think you're very wise,
but you know better than that.
The more you learn, the more
humble you become. It's natural,
and it's wise.
Don't go for the first offer you
get; be a little standoffish. All you
have to do is wait, and you'll get
more than you expected.
You are a natural caretaker, in a
magnanimous way. You want to
heal societies and you can. The
key is to listen.
You're a good listener when
you want to be. So do that now.
The others need somebody to
help them sort their way out of
a mess.
Campus Events
Tuesday, Oct. 31
Midnight Madness
Mendenhall 10 p.m. -1 a.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 1
-Russian Film Series: "Prisoner
of the Mountains"
Bate 2011 at 6:30 p.m.
Talladega Nights
Wednesday 1101 at 7 p.m.
Thursday 1102 at 9:30 p.m.
Friday 1103 at 7 p.m.
Saturday 1104 at 9:30 p.m.
Sunday 1105 at 7 p.m.
John Tucker Must Die
Wednesday 1101 at 9:30 p.m.
Thursday 1102 at 7 p.m.
Friday 1103 at 9:30 p.m.
Saturday 1104 at 7 p.m.
Sunday 1105 at 9:30 p.m.
Halloween how-to
No need to sprint to the store in a panic, there's still plenty of time to get a costume together for Halloween.
Dressing up doesn't
take much planning
Almost every Halloween
I make a pact that I will stay
home in my warm cozy bed while
the rest of Greenville is out and
about. I have never felt the need
to venture into the middle of a
crowded streets of downtown or
squeeze myself into a jam-packed
bar, but every year, despite my
best intentions, I get dragged to
such locales.
Being dragged out against
my will often leaves me search-
ing for some sort of Halloween
costume to throw together at the
last minute. Granted, you would
think I would learn my lesson
and just buy something ahead
of time, but procrastination is
such a tough addiction to break.
For those who find them-
selves in a similar situation to
my own, have no fear; there
are plenty of costumes that
can be whipped together in a
moment's notice by adding just a
dash of creativity.
One of the easiest costumes
of all time to pull off is becoming
a rock star. You can buy a play
microphone from a local toy store,
add some cool accessories like
fake eyelashes and a wig, pull on a
dress from one of those high school
dances, and before you know it, you
are a rock star. Guys can easily pull
off this look by wearing a muscle
shirt and some black pants.
Dressing up as a dancer is made
simple by adding a few trademark
items to your wardrobe. Buy a pair
of leggingstights, a leotard and a
pair of ballet flats (psstyou can
get them for around1 2 at Target).
I'ull your hair up into sleek bun
and make your make-up stand out
with bright colors such as hot pink
blush and red lipstick.
If you don't want to spend
any money at all, you can always
simply step into your closet and
work with what you have.
Anyone can dress up as a pro-
fessor, lawyer or news anchor if
you have a business suit.
Throw on the most colorful suit
you have and bring along accesso-
ries such as a briefcase and glasses.
If you find that you have a ton
of winter accessories, bundle up
in a hat, scarf and gloves and call
yourself a snow bunny. For those
of you who happen to have a pair of
snow boots, your costume will be
even more complete.
Remember that Halloween is
all about fun so it doesn't matter
what you are as long as you're
having a blast. Comfort is key
when putting together any cos-
tume, so make sure that you pick
something that you won't be
regretting the entire night or the
following day.
This writer can be contacted at
ECU student 'Bike and Builds'
across the country for a cause
Stephen Honaker rode across the country this summer.
Raises proceeds and awareness for
affordable housing organizations
Many '21-year-olds who are still working toward
their college degrees may spend their summers work-
ing mindless part-time jobs, enjoying the freedoms
that are still available to those who have yet to entered
the professional work force.
Not Stephen Honaker.
Last May, upon completing his fourth year here
at ECU, he volunteered to raise over $4,000 to bike
8,800 miles across the central United States In a mere
two months.
Well, according to Honaker, it was the opportu-
nity to see the country and the feeling that this
trip could meet his need for the fulfillment that
comes with helping others in need.
Born and raised in Richmond, Va Ste-
phen is an only child who grew up with very
supportive parents, excellent church atten-
dance and service helping others through
Christian mission trips throughout his youth.
In 2002, Honaker enrolled at ECU as an
undergraduate and has spent the last five years in
Greenville working toward his May 2007 gradu-
ation as a sculpting major. The compassionate
32-year-old came upon Bike and Build, the inde-
pendent nonprofit organization that works with
young adults to raise funds through cross country
cycling trips to donate to affordable housing orga-
nizations, when a friend who had just completed
a trip with the organization was relaying stories
about her experience.
"Her enthusiasm sparked my interest to check .
out the Web site which ultimately made my deci-
sion to do the trip said Honaker.
While he admitted that he did not believe
he was in the best physical shape to tackle such
a strenuous feat, he said that he soon realized
it was more mental endurance that would be
demanded of him.
The just over two-month trip began on May 20
in Virginia Beach, Va. From their starting location,
the central United States route took Honaker and
fellow riders west through Virginia, the Blue Ridge
Mountains into West Virginia, across the plains
of Indiana, Illinois, Missouri and Kansas, up and
across the Rockies in western Colorado and then
on through Utah, Wyoming, Idaho and finally into
Oregon. Honaker and others reached their destina-
tion in Cannon Beach, Ore on July 86.
"Some of the best experiences were riding
across Virginia, crossing the Mississippi River,
climbing to 12,000 feet in the Rocky Mountains
and jumping in the Pacific Ocean after riding SHOO
miles Honaker said. "I really gained insight of
the affordable housing problems throughout the
country. I also got to experience towns with a
population of 88 people, all the way up to big cities
like St. Louis and Portland, Ore
He explained that he bonded closely with the
28 other participants of the trip, each of them fol-
lowing a routinely similar pattern everyday.
Honaker relayed that they would awake
History of Halloween's
interesting beginning
Where you will discover
no mention of candy
Everyone seems to celebrate
Halloween, but very few people
know how it actually began.
Though the subject of history may
sound boring to some, the birth of
Halloween is anything but dull.
About 2,000 years ago, a
group known as the Celts resided
in the area that is now Ireland,
the United Kingdom and north-
ern France. Each year, the Celts
celebrated their new year on the
first of November.
This day marked the end
of summer and harvest, and
the beginning of a dark, cold
winter. As was frequently the case
throughout history, winter was a
time of year that many associated
with human death. The Celts
believed the night before each new
year began, the boundary that sep-
arated the worlds of the living and
dead became indistinguishable.
As a result, Oct. 31 marked the
celebration of Samhain. This day
was believed to bring the ghosts
of the dead back to earth.
Though the otherworldly spir-
its caused trouble and damaged
crops, they also made it easier for
Druids, or Celtic priests, to make
prophecies about the future. The
predictions acted as an important
source of comfort and direction
during the long, dark winters.
In observance of Samhain,
Druids constructed huge sacrifice
bonfires where the people could
gather and offer burnt crops
and animals to the Celtic deities.
During the celebration, the Celts
would wear costumes typically
made of animal heads and skins.
The group also became accus-
tomed to telling each other's for-
tunes during the event. As a means
of marking the end of the holiday,
the Celts would relight their
hearth fires using flames from
the sacred bonfire. The flames
acted as a means of protection.
Unfortunately for the Celts,
by A.D. 43, the Romans had
conquered the majority of their
territory. During the course of
the 400 years they reigned, two
of Rome's festivals were com-
bined with the traditional Celtic
celebrations of Samhain. The
first of these festivals was known
as Feralia, a day in late October
when the Romans would com-
memorate the passing of the dead.
The second of Rome's festi-
vals was a day set aside to honor
Pomona, the goddess of fruit and
trees. The apple acted as the symbol
of Pomona and perhaps provides
an explanation for the Halloween
tradition "bobbing for apples.
Around the 800s, Christian-
ity and its influence had spread
throughout the Celtic lands. In
the seventh century. Pope Boniface
IV selected Nov. 1 to act as All
Saints Day. The pope designated
this holiday as a time to honor
saints and martyrs. Historians
see HALLOWEEN page A6
This week in health:
the Common Cold
see HONAKER page A6
Colds are nothing
to be sniffed at
Sneezing, scratchy throat and
runny nose; everyone knows the
first signs of a cold as it is prob-
ably the most frequent illness
known. Although the common
cold is usually mild, with symp-
toms lasting one to two weeks, it
is a leading cause of doctor visits
and missed days from school and
work. According to the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention,
22 million school days are lost
annually in the United States due
to the common cold.
A cold is a contagious viral
disease, which infects the soft
lining of the nose. More than 100
different viruses can cause the
common cold.
As people age, they develop
immunity to many of the viruses
that cause common colds. Colds
occur less frequently in adulthood
than they do during childhood,
though it is possible to come
down with a cold when someone
is exposed to cold viruses, has an
allergic reaction that affects the
nasal passages or has a weakened
immune system.
Nasal secretions containing
cold viruses contaminate the
hands of people w ith colds as a
result of nose blowing, covering
sneezes and touching the nose.
Also, cold viruses may contami-
nate objects and surfaces in the
environment of a cold sufferer.
Both children and adults are
more susceptible to colds in the
fall and winter, when children
are in school and most people
are spending much of their time
Most people will catch a cold
two to four times a year.
A person is contagious from
the day before the illness breaks
out until one to three days after
they feel better. Airborne droplets
spread the infection when the suf-
ferer coughs or sneezes. The most
common way of catching a cold is
from the hands of someone who
has the virus and then puts them
close to their eyes or nose.
The major symptoms of a
cold are a sore throat, coughing,
sneezing, runny nose, pain when
swallowing, difficulty breath-
ing, a headache and an above
normal body temperature. Avoid-
ing people who already have colds
and crowded places with the risk of
infection can prevent colds.
Usually a common cold causes
no serious trouble and symp-
toms and will clear up in one to
see HEALTH page A6

continued from A5
believe the pope established All
Saints Day as a means of replacing
the Celtic festival of the dead with
a church-sanctioned holiday. This
holiday also went by the names of
All-Hallows and All-Hallowmas.
The night before the celebration,
the night of Samhain, became
known as All-Hallows Eve and
eventually. Halloween.
In A.D. 1000, the church
established Nov. i as All Souls
Day, a day to honor the dead
This day, similar to Samhain. was
celebrated with bonfires, parades
and dressing up in costumes such
as saints, angels and devils. All
Saints Eve, All Saints and All
Souls were three days of celebra-
tion that interconnected and were
later called Hallow mas.
As Europeans began immi-
grating to America, their Hallow-
een customs traveled with them.
Due to the strict Protestant belief
system in early New England,
Halloween celebrations were rare.
Over time, the beliefs and customs
of different European groups, as
well as the American Indians,
interlocked and formed a distinct
American version of Halloween.
During the nineteenth cen-
tury, many new immigrants
flooded America. Again, new-
traditions were established and
added to the Halloween cel-
ebrations. The twentieth century
marked a change in the purpose
of celebrating Halloween. Ameri-
cans began using this day to
hold community and neighborly
get-togethers, while moving
away from the superstitious and
religious principles.
Today, many Americans still
find time to celebrate this age-old
holiday. For most children, the
idea of dressing up and getting
free candy is all but a miracle.
For many ECU students,
Halloween is a time to release
some stress and change up the
monotony of school. I low ever you
choose to celebrate the big day,
take time to remember its ancient
origins. Perhaps if we all acted as
Celts and made predictions and
wishes, we could find ourselves
enjoying a long winter break
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continued from A5
between "i and 5:30 am, eating
a brief breakfast and packing
up their belongings to head out
and bike anywhere from 70 to
100 miles each day. There were
almost 10 days out of the two
months that were predetermined
building days in which partici-
pants did not cycle, but rather
spent the days assisting in the con-
struction of affordable homes.
Honaker said that for the
majority of his trip the participants
worked with Habitat tor Humanity,
the international volunteer afford-
able housing group, although
Bike and Build is not officially
affiliated with the organization.
"The most rewarding part of
working with Habitat and other
similar organizations was actually
meeting the people that would
soon raise a family in the house
we were building Honaker said.
"It gave us each a connection to
the community because we were
creating a better living situation
for those in need
Some of the jobs Honaker and
other participants were involved
with included siding, painting,
laying foundations, construction,
cleaning out debris and spread-
ing out dirt. He added that they
basically did whatever was needed
for the professional construction
crews to be able to come in and
have as much done as possible.
On two dates throughout the
trip, June r and July Honaker
recorded his experiences from the
road which are displayed on the
Bike and Build official Web site,, and they are
true testaments of his admiration
for the organization and those
involved and for the experience
he was able to partake in.
Four months later, the deter-
mined Honaker still maintains
that apparent enthusiasm for his
involvement with the organization
and his overall experience. He said
that it offered him the perspec-
tive of seeing his life as a blessing
and it has made him grateful for
having what he does and having
the opportunity to help those that
are in great need.
Honaker said that he would
encourage anyone who wants
to travel the country "in the
most stimulating and rewarding
way and who wants to gain a
significant amount of self-con-
fidence while getting into the
best shape,of their life to visit
the Web site and look into the
once in a lifetime experience.
"The most significant thing
I gained from my involvement
with Bike and Build is my self-
confidence. I feel that if I can
ride my bike 3,800 miles over
12 states, three major mountain
ranges and want to do it again, I'
can do anything
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two weeks. Possible complica-
tions include inflammation of
the eyes, sinusitis, inflamma-
tion of the middle ear, tonsillitis
and pneumonia.
There is no effective way of
treating an ordinary cold. If the
sufferer has no other infection
than the common cold and it goes
away in one to two weeks, there is
no reason to see a doctor. Since a
virus causes a cold, antibiotics are
not necessary. Symptoms such as
cough, sore throat, nasal conges-
tion and headache can be relieved
by a variety of over-the-counter
medicines. You can get advice from
a pharmacist about which is most
suitable for you and your symptoms.
The washing of hands after
contact with a cold sufferer,
keeping fingers out of the eyes
and nose and avoiding other
people coughing and sneezing in
your direction can help prevent
catching a cold. Cold viruses are
removed by the mechanical action
of washing hands, not from the
actual soap or detergent. Carry-
ing hand sanitizer and rubbing
briskly when using it can also help
prevent you from catching a cold.
The most effective way to prevent
infection is frequent hand-washing
and keeping your hands to yourself.
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32 Pinknev, Williams come
ertime contest; the 7 J
ast to USF 38-37 on
Games since ECU had played
in an overtime contest; the
Pirates lost to USF 38-37 on
Nov. 8, 2003 when Cameron
Broadwell's extra point attempt
was blocked; ECU is 2-2 all-
time in overtime games
up big for the Pirates
National ranking of teams
that are penalized the least, the
Pirates have drawn 4.33 flags
per game and trail Stanford
(4.29) who is in eighth while
three teams are tied for fifth
Conference USA rank in
career punting yardage by
senior Ryan Dougherty who
moved into second with seven
punts for 297 yards, 42.4 avg
Dougherty has kicked 216
punts for 9,178 yards
School-record of consecutive C-
USA games that the volleyball
team has won after sweeps
over USM and UCF in Minges
Coliseum over the weekend;
ECU won seven straight in
1978, 1980 and 2005
Junior cornerback Travis Williams shows the ball after his game-ending interception on the first play in overtime
Ben Hartman kickS seconds remaining in regulation.
eame-winnine field goal ECU went " to beat Sou,ht;rn
B Will ngnciuguai Miss, 20-17, in overtime Saturday
Shutouts in the past five games
by sophomore goalkeeper
Amber Campbell, who didn't
allow a goal in 169 minutes
in home wins over UTEP and
Colorado College; Campbell
earned C-USA Defensive Player
of the Week honors after tying
a single-season record with her
seventh shutout
After throwing an inter-
ception that was returned for a
touchdown, James Pinkney rallied
behind his teammates to score a
game-tying touchdown with IS
night on a short Ben I lartman field
goal and some late heroics from
Travis Williams.
The interception by Eddie
Hicks in the third quarter
put Southern Miss (4-4, 2-2
Conference USA) up 17-10 after the
two teams were tied at halftinie.
Williams said the defense told
Pinkney to just get them to
overtime and they would win it.
Williams proved to be
prophetic as Pinkney said he just
wanted to redeem himself for his
earlier interception.
"I just felt like throwing the
interception for a touchdown, 1 let
the team down said Pinkney, who
finished 20-of-33 for 197 yards
and two picks. "I thought about
my teammates more than 1 thought
about myself and I felt like I had to
redeem myself by getting us into
the end zone
Getting into the end zone was
no easy chore as the Southern Miss
defense, ranked as the number two
scoring defense in C-USA, had
not allowed the ECU offense in
once. The only touchdown for the
Pirates (4-4, 3-2 C-USA) came on
a 96-yard kickoff return by Chris
Johnson after the Golden Eagles
had taken a 7-3 lead two minutes
into the second quarter.
The ECU defense allowed
just one touchdown as well, and
surrendered a meager 1HO yards
of total offense to a team averag-
ing better than 310 yards a game.
ECU head coach Skip Holtz said
winning a game with the defense
is something he's been waiting to
see from his young team.
"Every game we had won up
until this point, we had scored
over 30 points said Holtz. "I told
the defense 1 want to win, 10-6, 1
want to win 7-3, I want to win a
low-scoring game, I want to win
on defense. If you're gonna be a
great football team, you've got to
have a great defense
The defense did its part late
in the game as the Pirates forced
a Southern Miss punt with just
under five minutes remaining.
ECU drove 60 yards on 10 plays
for the game-tying score, ending
on a two-yard fourth-down quar-
terback draw into the end zone.
With a pair of fumbles on the
drive and the Pirates able to retain
possession of the ball both times,
Holtz said the last five minutes of
the game were difficult to endure.
Following a Brandon
Fractious one-yard run and an
incomplete pass, the Pirates faced
a third-and-9. Pinkney then threw
a perfect pass to the left sideline
where Aundrae Allison made
an over-the-shoulder catch for a
26-yard gam.
Two plays later, Pinkney hit
Steven Rogers for a pickup of 11, but
Rogers fumbled the ball and it was
recovered by Southern Miss. The
officials reviewed the play and ruled
that Rogers was down by contact.
A 13-yard pass to Johnson
set the Pirates up inside the 10.
Pinkney decided to run it in
himself on the next play, but was
stripped of the ball at the three,
but Matt Butler fell on it and ECU
faced a second-and-goal. Dives by
Fractious and Brandon Simmons
netted only a yard collectively,
leading to the fourth-down call.
The two teams traded
timeouts before Pinkney's draw to
tie the game at 17-17.
"The offense didn't play
particularly well, but when
we needed a drive, they came
through Holtz said. "1 was
determined we were gonna run it
in. I wasn't gonna take a sack and
get us behind the chains. I made
the decision to have James run it
in and he did a great job of getting
it into the end zone
The Golden Eagles won the
toss and elected to begin the over-
time on defense. The Pirates ran
the ball eight times and had five
plays from inside the Southern
Miss six before sending out Hart-
man. Holtz said the conservative
play-calling was by design.
"When we got into overtime,
1 told the defense I was gonna
give them a chance to win it
Holtz said. "I wasn't gonna throw
it or take a sack. If you don't gain
a yard, you're kicking a 42-yard
see FOOTBALL page A8
Amount of losses by both the
men's and women's swimming
teams; the men defeated
William & Mary 144-97 and
Towson 133-105 on a road
swing while the women won
over William & Mary 133-110
and Towson 158-81
They said it
"It was a huge win against
Southern Miss from a pro-
gram standpoint. I talked all
week with the team about
trying to keep things in per-
spective and not look at the
big picture. That was a game
about our program verse their
program and us trying to gain
some respect back from where
the series had been. We have
had a hard time with South-
ern Miss and we went into
this game and we said if we're
going to win then we've got to
win at their game
-Skip Holtz, ECU Football Coach
"There was so much joy, excite-
ment and celebration in those
players. So many of the older
guys had tears in their eyes in
the locker room after the game.
It was a great feeling. It's one
of die reasons you coach is for
games like that, to be in that
locker room afterwards. You
hear it all the time; it's not
about the prize at the end it's
about the journey along the
way. It is really nice to see so
many of these players growing
in so many different ways. Not
just as football players but as
young men and students. The
joy and celebration in that
locker room makes it all worth
it. The thing that I enjoyed the
most about this football game
was to watch the team come
into its own
-Skip Holtz, ECU Football Coach
Women's soccer wins two
to finish up regular season
The women celebrated after sweeping Southern Miss and UCF at home.
ECU volleyball wins
record eighth in a row
Team sweeps home
games over
the weekend
The ECU volleyball team won
a school record eighth game in
a row sweeping conference foes
Southern Miss on Friday and
UCF" on Sunday. Playing their last
home games of the season, ECU
got Inspired play from it's leaders,
including senior Heidi Krug.
The Pirates beat Southern
Miss 3-0(30-26,30-27, and 30-16)
to put their record overall to 17-9,
and 8-4 in Conference USA play.
Mignon Dubenion led the
Pirates with 13 kills and .455
percent on her kills. Dubenion also
had four blocks. Kelley Wemert
had 12 kills, while Melissa Zentner
had 11. Trish Monroe put up 10
digs and Krug had 41 assists in the
win over Southern Miss.
Southern Miss' Mari Ruddick
had 13 kills for the night, while
Amanda Huntoon had 10. Amanda
Blunck tallied a team high eight
digs, and Kristen Metz hail 19
In the final game, the Pirates
allowed the Golden Eagles to
just .065 percent. For the night
the Pirates hit .615 percent. The
Pirates had 51 kills on the evening,
while Southern Miss had 46.
Sunday afternoon's match was
against the UCF Golden Knights.
FXU won convincingly, sweep-
ing the match 3-0 (30-24, 30-12,
and 30-21). In the first game, the
Pirates had 18 kills to UCF's 12.
ECU jumped out to a
commanding lead in the second
game. They hit Hi unanswered
points before the Golden Knights
could put up one. Peyton Thomp-
son, Holly Paton and Katie Prast
all served an ace during the match,
while l'rast's was a game winner.
ECU held UCF' to 125 percent for
kills in the second game.
"Since rally score began I've
never seen 16-0 ECU Head Coach
Chris Rushing said. "It made it
extremely easy to win that game
because with the way we could side
out and it was a good chance for us
to slip in a few players that don't
normally get much playing time.
So that next year they will have
had more experience
ECU won the third game in
a close match, 30-21. UCF's 10
errors allowed the Pirates to take
helm of the game. The Pirates
managed to get 16 kills and kept
UCF to only 13, which was UCF's
most kills in a game for the day.
see VOLLEYBALL page A8
Pirates earn sixth seed
in conference tourney
In sports, all coaches like
to finish strong and make a
statement. The ECU women's
soccer team did that and more
this past weekend by winning two
games and clinching a spot in the
Conference USA tournament.
ECU beat UTEP 2-0 on Friday
afternoon and Colorado College
2-1 on Sunday.
The Pirates, who have
struggled offensively at times, did
not waste time attacking against
UTEP. The Miners (15-5-0,6-3-0
Conference USA) relinquished four
Pirates' shots in the first seven
minutes of the game.
Freshman Amy Szilard
scored her sixth goal in as many
games past UTEP goalkeeper
Jessica Salvi. Senior Tara Shaw
recorded her fifth goal of the
year in the 34th minute as the
Pirates out shot UTEP 15-5 in
the match. Sophomore Amber
Campbell recorded her seventh
shutout, which tied the school
record set by Amy Horton
in 1999.
The Pirates followed up with a
2-1 win against Colorado College
on Senior Day. Tara Shaw, Rachel
Hits. Mary Puckett were honored
before their last regular season
match. Madison Keller scored two
goals and Amy Szilard almost
added two more, but they wound
up going just above the crossbar.
With the wins, FXU quali-
fied for the C-USA tournament,
earning the sixth seed. The women
will take on No. 3 seed Memphis
on Wednesday at 9 p.m.
The Pirates and Tigers
played to a 1-1 double overtime
tie in Memphis.
TThe conference tourna-
ment is what we shoot for said
ECU Head Coach Rob Donnen-
wirth. "I think the team is ready,
but it's going to be a battle
The women will have to eye
Shoko Mikanii, who led the league

UTEP's Leslie Platz and ECU's Sarah Kirkley battle for a ball during
ECU's 2-0 win. Kirkley recorded an assist when Amy Szilard scored.
in both points (32) and points per
game this year (1.78), as well as
Kylie Hayes who was fourth in
points (28) and second in points
per ga'me (1.56).
Senior Rachel Hils was injured
again in the game on Friday
against UTEP, however Coach
Donnenwirth expects her to play
this weekend. Of the team's injury
status for the tournament, Don-
nenwirth said there was "nothing
out of the ordinary
With a roster loaded full
of freshmen, Donnenwirth
shrugged off notions that his team
will he nervous.
"They're ready to go,
they know what to expect
Donnenwirth said,
ECU finished the regular
season first in C-USA in gols
allowed (.74) and goals against
average (.70). FVeshman Sarah
Kirkley finished is second in
assists (10) and assists per game
(.59). Campbell, a sophomore
goalkeeper finished second
only to UTEP's Salvi in goals
against average (.67) and save
percentage (.865).
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continued from A7
field goal
TtiePiratedidn't need tin- W-
yarder as 1 lartman nailed a point-
blank 19-yarder to put thePiratei
up 80-17. The very next play
Soul hern Miss quarterback Jeremy
Young "fin up top to his lug ii-
foot-i light end Shawn Nelson,
hut the 5-Ki Williams had great
position and OUtjumped Nelson.
The official took over five
minutes to re lew (he play to see it
both plaveii had equal possession,
but Williams knew immediately
that the hall was his.
"My line got good pressure
and the linebackers did their reads
and the safeties had good oer-
the-top help and I made a great
play on the ball said Williams,
who was suspended for the Tulsa
game two weeks ago before play-
ing sparingly last week! "They
wanted to make the right call, hut
I got a kO-inch vert, so it really
didn't matter how tall he was
lie could have been 6-7, its all a
matter of who wants it and 1 knew
I had the hall the whole time
The game also marked a first
liir Holt, who was carried off the
field by his players
"It is the first time I'm- ever
been carried off the field Iloltz
said "I think they just wanted to
get Ille to the locker room so we
could get done with the post-game
talk and go home That's one of
the joys of coaching
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Men's cross country finishes seventh,
women place ninth in Conference USA meet
continued from A8
Wernert led the Pirates
with 14 kills for the day, and
Duhenion had nine Krug helped
the team with 98 sets and four
blocks. Jamie Bevan had five
kills and live assisted blocked
kills. Bevan and Krug were
honored on Friday evening.
UCF's Stephanie Serna had
nine kills and two blocked kills,
while Leah Alexander had 111 sets
The ECU Pirates will finish
off their season with three away
games; the first is at UAB on
Nov ,i in Birmingham, Ala. The
team then travels to Memphis
on Nov .1. The last game of the
season is against Marshall on
Nov. li in Huntington, WV.
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Harsh conditions
take toll on Stephen
The men's and women's cross
country teams competed this
past Saturday in the C-USA
Championships held at a muddy,
rain-soaked Lake Kristi
The men's w inner was UTKP
for the second straight year. The
order of placement was UTEP,
Tulsa, Kice, UCF, Houston,
Marshall, ECU and Memphis.
Drew Jenkins was the first
runner to finish for ECU at
the 38th position, finishing in
27:39.31. John Loehr immediately
followed Jenkins with a time
of 37:46.88. Andrew Nastusiak
finished 9th overall while Will
Collins trailed him in 50th. Bryan
Snow, Rich Spain, Rich Saunders
and Mike Wall rounded out the
men's finishers.
Coming into the champi-
onships, Stephen Tausend was
undoubtedly the leader for tin-
men's team However he failed to
finish. According to John Loehr,
a senior runner, Tausend fell four
times while on the course. He was
then brought hack from the course
to receive medical treatment. He
was draped with clothes to keep
warm, and was also given oxygen.
New ECU Head Coach Dan Lee
had no comment on the injury.
Loehr thought the men's team
competed well after the match.
"Our tactic was go out front
and try to come back Loehr said.
"We ran well, the people that fin-
ished, hut I mean it's a key thing
when you lose your top guy fall-
ing down. We ran a good race. I'm
happy w ith my race and everyone
else's I feel that I ran pretty
well and our strategy worked
pretty well. We came back and
picked up guys and other teams
were falling off. We were going
strong and we finished strong
The women's team placed
ninth in their meet. UAB won the
meet. Kice finished second with
SMU, Tulsa and UCF rounding
out the top five. It was UAB's
first-ever women's cross country
Nicole Briggs finished first
for ECU in 32nd place with a
time of 19:37.56. Samantha Lich-
tner, Tayleigh Davis, Hayley
ECU'S John Loehr crosses the finish line in 39th overall in 27:47.26.
Flynn, Danielle Fetty rounded
out the Pirates' top five. Lee
thought both the men and women
competed well, but looks forward to
getting better.
"I think we did a good job
today Lee said. "I've only been
here for two weeks. Right now
we're learning to race better. We
are going into a transition period
as we go into indoor and outdoor
track. They are a great group.
They are very positive and work
hard, and have a lot of untapped
talent. I'm looking forward to the
upcoming seasons and continuing
this development
UTEP's Paul Ereng and
UAB's Ray Stanfield were named
the 2006 C-USA Male and Female
Coaches of the Year following
their championships.
The next action for C-USA
teams will be in theirNCAA
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Democracy is absolutely broke
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viable UNC System viable student
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