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WEDNESDAY
February 18, 2004
The decision to raise tuition for all 16 universities in the UNC system will affect more than 180,000 students.
Campus tuition increase
under further discussion
BOG requires more time
to analyze cost of quality
education in NC
NICK HENNE
STAFF WRITER
ECU'S proposed tuition
increase, originally scheduled to be
finalized Feb. 13, is under further
evaluation by the Board of Gover-
nors, and a decision will be made
March 19.
"I wouldn't account it in terms
of a delay, it's the next step in
the process said Brad Wilson,
chairman for the BOG.
"It's a complex, important
decision and the committee wants
to make sure they have all the
information necessary to make
the right decision for the universi-
ties
Wilson said he doesn't think
there is a delay in the decision-
making process.
"The fact that we're not making
the decision in Februaryl is not
unusual. We usually make the
decision in March
Wilson said people might think
there is a delay because last year the
BOG immediately made their deci-
sion In March not to grant any of
the proposed tuition increases due
to the shape of the economy at
that time.
In the last three years, the UNC-
system increased by approximately
21,000 students, Wilson said.
This increase in population
requires an increased amount of
faculty, staff, classroom space and
other necessities used in the educa-
tion process.
The state of North Carolina also
decreased the amount of money
given to each university by $700
per in-state student, leaving each
school with a significantly lower
amount of revenue.
"Students I talk to say we want
tuition to be low, but we want a
quality education we want to
be able to get what we want when
we need it. There is the dilemma
Wilson said.
"Low tuition at the expense of
quality is no bargain
Wilson said he visited and
observed the majority of the schools
in the UNC-system throughout last
year and has spoken with students,
faculty and administrators.
He observed overcrowded
classrooms and a low number of
core courses available for under-
graduates.
"1 am convinced the quality
of the educational experience is
eroding at an unacceptable pace
Wilson said.
Wilson said the BOG has
listened to and considered the
opinions of the students on the
matter.
"The students' voice is impor-
tant and has been heard, and I
congratulate the manner of which
they have advocated for their det i-
sion
Chuck Hawkins, senior associ-
ate vice chancellor for financial
services, said if the proposed tuition
increase is passed, AZ percent will
go to faculty salaries, 30 percent to
financial aid, 13 percent toads isin
programs, 8 percent to SPA worker
salaries and the remaining 7 per-
cent will go to non-teaching EPA
positions, such as administrative
workers and dean salaries.
The largest portion oft lie funds
will go toward making ECU'S sala-
ries more competitive with peer
universities.
"Universities are people-driven
organizations said Hawkins.
"We are well behind any of
our peer competitors in salaries. In
order for us to remain competitive,
see TUITION page A3
Campus political
views unbalanced
Debate over academic freedom
targets liberal professors
HOLLY O'NEAL
ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR
Students and lawmakers across the nation are
attacking what some call biased left-wing higher
education, responding to the ideological gap
between college students and their professors.
At ECU, like other parts of the country, the accu-
sations are supported or denounced according to
political disposition.
"There's definitely a left-wing slant here said
Henry McRee, junior political science major and
Republican.
However, the view from across the political
spectrum is different.
"I've not noticed that there are more liberal pro-
fessors said Haley Iran sou, political science major
anil president of ECU'S College Democrats.
"As to my knowledge, there are the same
number of conservatives and liberals in the politi-
cal science department I think the school's done
a pretty good job keeping it equal
Statistics support McRee's statement. A 2003
study by the Chronicle of Higher Education found
only IS percent of faculty at private and public uni-
versities described themselves as conservative.
In contrast, 21 percent of surveyed college fresh-
men said they were conservative, according to a
University of California study released in January.
Twenty-four percent were liberal and the rest were
moderate.
Since the 1960s, the conservatism trend has
increased among college students.
The discrepancy raises worries that conserva-
tive students could face discrimination from lib-
eral professors, resulting in lower grades and fear
of expressing contradictory opinions.
David Conradt, Ph.D political science professor
and adviser to the College Democrats, agrees that
politics and academia are sometimes contentious
partners.
"Professors should not let their political bias
interfere with their research, but that's easier said
than done said Conradt.
"Especially in political science, professors
have strong opinions that shouldn't distort the
professor's responsibilities
Conradt said although students may know his
opinions on a given subject, they never receive
penalty or personal criticism.
"When I comment on political affairs it's to
lighten up the class or start a discussion. Students
here are quite conservative -1 try to challenge them,
hut not interfere with grading Conradt said.
The center of the debate revolves around
whether or not instructors' political views com-
promise academic freedom. Some fear a politi-
cally minded faculty aren't teaching all sides of
an issue.
"If students never have people striving to be
unbiased - if they never hear from the other side
are they getting a real education?" said Nancy
Spalding, Ph.D political science professor and
adviser to the College Republicans.
"We're here about academic freedom, not just
academic freedom for the political flavor of the
month
Spalding said a faculty comprised mostly
see VIEWS page A2
Would you
prefer liberal
or conservative
leadership? Why?
CHASE BAKER
FRESHMAN
"Liberal, because doing things
different is better sometimes. We
can learn more"
CJ LUCIA
SOPHOMORE
"Liberal, because Bible-thumping,
war-happy conservatives
scare me
JAMIE RAUB
SOPHOMORE
"Liberal, because we live in
a liberal-minded nation in
which conservativism leads
only to social, political and
economic progression"
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OWEN QIRTMAN
FRESHMAN
"Conservative, because I believe
in traditional values.
Textbook theft at area stores on rise
Dowdy Student Stores caught 10 students stealing last year.
Apprehended students
face serious charges
ERIN RICKERT
NEWS EDITOR
University Book Exchange,
Dowdy Student Stores and the
ECU Police are teaming up to
help put a stop to the increase in
student book theft.
Wanda Scarborough, director
of Dowdy Student Stores, said she
has seen almost $40,000 worth
of merchandise stolen in the last
year. While Tony Parker, text-
books manager at UBE, has only
seen a visual increase, they both
agree book theft is a problem that
must be stopped.
"They students are making
a lot of money off of these books
for nothing said Parker.
"The gamble for them is
worth the risk
The increase In theft Is a
result of students stealing both
directly off the shelves and from
each other. The thieves then try
to cash their crime in for profit
during textbook buyback times
at both locations.
Both UBEand Dowdy Student
Stores have noticed this pattern
of activity and are working col-
lectively to deter the theft.
"We have a very good rela-
tionship with UBE said Scar-
borough.
"They UBE will let us know
if there are repeat customers
coming back to sell their books.
We keep a record of everyone
that comes to us and they UBE
do the same thing. If someone is
selling back more than one book
of the same title, that sends up a
red flag
Scarborough said Dowdy Stu-
dent Stores does charge people,
and they caught close to 10 last
year.
Depending on the circum-
stances, textbook theft can
carry an "obtaining property
by false pretense charge which
is a felony in the state of North
Carolina.
Amy Davis, crime prevention
sergeant with the ECU Police
Department, said students should
be aware of the consequence of
this crime - a conviction will
follow them later in life when
they try to pursue careers after
college.
As a result of theft, Dowdy
and UBE must take extra pre-
cautions when people enter the
store.
Backpacks and large pocket-
hooks must he checked before
entering textbook areas.
Dowdy Student Store has
even heightened its security
measures by adding cameras.
The stoie originally had three,
hut now lias 10 and is thinking
ot installing another in July or
August.
During peak times, at the
beginning of semesters and
during hook buyback, Dowdy
now hires three additional
employees In monitor front and
bat k doors.
Dowdy is also deliberating
purchasing metal detectors, but
Scarborough said they are quite
see THEFT page A3
Senate members debated and passed new rules for the spring SGA elections.
Students Day rescheduled
SGA plans for March
tuition protest
STEPHEN RICE
STAFF WRITER
Even though the Board of
Governors decided to delay their
decision on tuition increases, the
Student Government Association
will convene in Chapel Hill this
March to protest.
Student Body President Ian
Baer spoke to the senate Monday
about the importance of Students
Day.
Baer said he was pleased
the BOG postponed their vote
on tuition increases until
March 19.
Baer assured the senate
members students could still
attend the day, but it will be
inconvenient for many ECU
students because the date of the
meeting rests in the middle of
Spring Break.
The SGA also confirmed four
new senators to fill vacancies.
"I'm glad to be on the senate
said newly confirmed senator and
junior social work major, Maria
Bruner.
SGA members voted
in favor of a resolution to
modify the red transit route
see SGA page A3
Black History Awareness
throughout February
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Aug. 9,1936 Jesse Owens won four gold medals :tt the Summer Olympics in Berlin.
Benjamin Davis Sr. became the first black general in the U.S. Army on Oct. 16,1940.
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Visit wwwtheeastcarolrtencorn to read
about Sea John Kerry's campaign trail
ifrourjlt Mwaukea
page A2
ire army Is ottering a new 15-month
enlistment program starting In tan of
2004.
Features
pageA5
ECU'S School ot Theatre and Danes
win do a production of StelnbecJft The
"Grapes of wrath"
SpOltS pageA7
ECU baseball will host Campbell
University today and Delaware this
weekend at Harrington FteW.
Don't forget to attend the
business and hospitality
career fair today from
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NEWS
ERIN RICKERT
News Editor
HOLLY O'NEAL
Assistant News Editor
news@trieeastcarolinian.com
252.328.6366
2-18-04
Announcements
Introduction to Business Ownership
A workshop on how to gel started in business will be held today from 5:
30 pm - 7:30 pm in the Willis Building Auditorium.
Summer Study Abroad Open House
The Foreign Languages Department and College of Business will have
a summer study abroad open house today from 10 am - 5 pm in 3015
Bate Professors leading the trips and students from past trips will be in
attendance to discuss opportunities and requirements
Drop Deadline Extension
The last day for undergraduate students to drop term-length courses or
withdraw from school wfthout grades has been extended to Wednesday,
Feb 25 Block courses may be dropped only during the first 40 percent
of their regularly scheduled class meetings
Media Speaker
J. K Chambers, professor of linguistics at the University of Toronto, will
speak on "Mass Media, Literacy and Your Language" Friday, Feb 20 at 2
pm. in 1026 Bate.
Habitat for Humanity Yard Sale
ECU s Habitat for Humanity chapter will have a yard sale on Saturday, Feb
21 from 6am- noon at 102 Guinevere Lane in Camelot Proceeds will
benefit the Habitat Resale Store and Habitat of Pitt County.
Fulbright Lecture
Fulbright scholar Shahla Naghiyeva will give a lecture on her poetry
translation research of Azerbaijan and American literature on Monday,
Feb 23 at 4 pm in 1031 Bate
Resume Blitz
Career Services presents a Resume Blitz where students can have their
resumes critiqued on site Thursday, Feb 26 from 5 p.m. - 6 pm in 129
Speight
How to Work a Job Fair
Career Services presents a workshop on how to work a job fair Wednesday,
Feb 25 from 5 p m - 6 p m in 129 Speight
Education Career Fair
There will be an Education career fair Fnday. Feb 27 from 9 a.m. - noon
in Mendenhall
Dances ot Universal Peace
The Office of Adult and Commuter Students Services sponsors the Dances
of Universal Peace Sunday, Feb. 29 from 4 p.m - 6 p m. in 244 Mendenhall
The participatory event features simple circle dancing and singing led by
a framed leader and accompanied with live music.
SRC Family Fun Day
The Department of Recreational Services and the Office for Adult and
Community Students will co-sponsor Family Fun Day on Saturday. March
6, from 10 am - 3 pm. in the SRC Events will include group fitness,
sports, a climbing wall, bowling, a movie and arts and crafts Students.
spouses and dependent children of students above age 6 may participate
for no cost
Belize Summer Study Abroad
The Englsih department is hosting an opportunity to study abroad in Belize,
an English speaking country, and gain three credit hours in English, ethnic
studies, humanities or other independent studies topics The program runs
from May 29 - June 20 Space is limited For more information, contact
Gay Wilentz at 328-6678 or wilentzg@mail ecuedu
Sophomore Survey
Students who have completed 45-60 credit hours. 30 from ECU, must
take the Sophomore Survey before pre-registering for summer or tall 2004
semesters The survey will be available on OneStop beginning March 3.
Daily Reflector Scholarship
Students interested in media-related careers can apply for two of the
annual $2,500 James M Cox Jr Foundation Scholarships offered by The
Daily Reflector Applicants must be a uraor at ECU with a minimum of two
full-time semesters remaining until graduation (excluding summer school),
show interest in a media-related career, have a minimum 30 GPA in the
last academic year and no grades below a C in their major
Applications are due April 1 and can be obtained Irom Vicky Moms, director
of Donors Stewardship, Greenville Centre, Suite 1100,2200 S Charles Btvd
For more information contact Morris at 328-9573
Special Olympics Fundraising
The ECU Police Department is raising funds for the Special Olympics of
North Carolina this year T-shirts, hats and car magnets are available in
the Blount House from 8 a.m. - 5 pm.
Paper Person
The person featured at the top of today's paper is Minsung Kim. freshman
undecided major
News Briefs
Local
Most still jobless six months
after NC's largest layoff
KANNAPOUS, NC (AP) - Nearly seven
months after textile giant Pillowtex
shut down, wiping out 4,800 jobs
in the largest mass layoff in North
Carolina history, the hunt for work
is growing more pressing.
Job hunters are growing nervous.
For most, benefits will expire this
summer.
Of the 4,300 Pillowtex workers in
Cabarrus and Rowan counties
who lost their jobs, ESC officials
estimate that 400 have found work
Perdue Farms' chicken-processing
plant in Concord took about 50,
and NorthEast Medical Center has
hired about 25, ESC officials said
At least 1,500 have flooded locai
colleges, particularly Rowan-
Cabarrus Community College, where
many are wrestling with fractions
or algebra after decades away from
the classroom.
Others have retired, or moved away
However, perhaps as many as 1,800
people are still hunting for work
Police call in extra manpower
for cheating Investigation
CHARLOTTE (AP) - Charlotte-
Mecklenburg police officials have
called in 12 extra sergeants to assist
with a widening investigation into
whether recruits cheated on police
academy exams.
A recruit accused of plagiarism told
supervisors last week about the
existence of a computer disk that
contained questions and answers
to 20 of 32 tests given during the
26-week police academy.
Police say information on the disk
has been shared among recruit
classes since the fall of 2000. In
that time, 279 recruits have gone
through the Charlotte-Mecklenburg
Police Training Academy, though
police have said not all recruit
classes were involved
There are about 1,600 officers on
the Charlotte-Mecklenburg force.
National
Panel promises soon to provide
states with $2.3 billion to improve
election process
WASHINGTON (AP) - States
can expect by mid-May to get a
long-awaited $2 3 billion in
federal help to buy new voting-
booth equipment and make other
election improvements, the head
of an electoral reform commission
promised Monday
Still, millions of voters again will
be using the much maligned punch
cards in this fall's presidential balloting.
Many of the improvements, including
plans for statewide computerized
voter registration data, aren't expected
to be in place before 2006.
Members of the new Election
Assistance Commission assured
state officials at a conference Monday
that they will expedite the distribution
of $2.3 billion in federal funds
for election improvements About
$650 million already has been
provided
DeForest B. Soaries, the commission's
chairman, said the various state
plans for using the money will soon
be published in the Federal Register
with funds to be disbursed 45 days
after that - or about the middle
of May.
Muslim chaplain's case sparks
questions about military justice
system
WASHINGTON (AP) - James Yee. a
Muslim chaplain in the Army, spent 76
days in a prison cell while authorities
tried to build a capital espionage case
against him. Now he is free, the most
serious allegations replaced by lesser
ones like adultery and possession of
pornography, and the military justice
system itself is on trial.
Yee is due to appear Wednesday
in front of a military judge in Fort
Benning, Ga for his preliminary
hearing. Originally scheduled for Dec
2. the hearing has been postponed
four times - for a total of 78 days
- so the Army can review classified
documents in the case
Both sides say it's possible his
preliminary hearing could be delayed
again.
Prosecutors aren't saying much
publicly about this case, but it's
apparent they are no longer pursuing
charges of spying, which could carry
the death penalty. Initial reports had
said Yee was a target of an espionage
probe at the US military base in
Guantanamo Bay. Cuba, where he
ministered to suspected terrorists.
World
Haiti rebel force expands with
paramilitary troops as aid
workers prepare convoy of
supplies
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) - A
rebel force trying to oust President
Jean-Bertrand Aristide grew in size
as former exiled paramilitary troops
joined the insurrection and aid
workers hurried to get doctors and
supplies to the cut-off north
A humanitarian convoy left from
Haiti's capital. Port-au-Prince, for
St. Marc, a northern port city where
rebels burned the police station and
torched a clinic The Geneva-based
International Committee of the Red
Cross would lead the convoy, officials
said.
Rebel roadblocks have halted most
food and fuel shipments since the
unrest began. Emergency supplies
of flour, cooking oil and other basics
are projected to run out in days in
northern areas, where roadblocks are
guarded by rebels.
The rebels launched a rebellion
on Feb. 5 from Gonaives. 70 miles
northwest of Port-au-Prince. Although
the rebels are thought to number less
than Haiti's 5.000-member police
force, exiled paramilitary leaders and
police have reportedly joined them
U.S. general visiting Ethiopia
warns that a clear terrorist threat
exists in East Africa
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) - A clear
terrorist threat still exists in East Africa,
and greater military cooperation is
needed to defeat it, a top U.S. general
warned on Monday during a visit to
Ethiopia.
Gen. John Abizaid, whose Central
Command is responsible for
Afghanistan, Iraq and East Africa,
said closer "military and intelligence
cooperation" was needed between
East African governments to prevent
extremist groups like al-Qaida from
gaining an "ideological foothold" in
the region.
"The threat is clear, but the threat can
be deterred and can be defeated
he told journalists in the Ethiopian
capital, Addis Ababa.
"This terrorist threat knows no
boundary, and when we operate
only on a nation-state basis we will
be unable to really get at the heart
of the terrorist problem which is
transnational
Abizaid pointed out Somalia - which
has had no central government since
1990 - as a potential trouble spot in
the region.
Army offers new enlistment program
Shorter commitment
for college students
JASMINE D. HARRELL
STAFF WRITER
The decision to enroll in col-
lege or enlist in the U.S. Army can
be made easier with the Army's
offer of a 15-month plus training
enlistment option beginning in
October.
"This option allows college
students who want to serve their
country, but don't want to do
a four-year enlistment, to join
(Hie armyl said First Sgt. Brian
Edwards,
Run by the Department of
Defense, this option is designed
to promote and facilitate military
enlistment in support of National
Service.
This new program encourages
younger people to join the army
because the term is not as long.
It also gives soldiers who
would otherwise not attend col-
lege an opportunity to extend
their education.
Those eligible for this option
are students who have a high
school diploma, score 50 or
higher on the Armed Services
Vocational Altitude Battery
and meet the Army's physical
and moral qualifications.
With 60 job openings avai 1 -
able, including dentistry and
infantry, students can learn about
their chosen field with about
two months of job training,
depending upon their occupa-
tion.
Participants must then com-
plete nine weeks of baste training
in order for the 15-month enlist-
ment to begin.
Sgt. F.dwards said after com-
pletion of all required training,
students can choose a $5,000
bonus, $18,000 loan repayment
program or an educational
allowance in which students
receive $546 per month for a
year.
Lnlistees can receive college
assistance that pays the entire
cost of tuition and books.
Once students finish their 15
months, they are required to do a
two-year reserve commitment.
To fulfill this requirement,
students must complete duties
at their assigned base one
weekend a month and two weeks
a year.
After that, enlistees enjoy
more benefits such as the G.I.
Bill and the Veterans Affairs
Loan, which guarantees a loan
to buy a house.
This writer can be contacted at
news@theeas tcarolinian. com.
The new enlistment program offers college students a shorter
enrollment period and more benefits.
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of one viewpoint suffers from
major educational problems:
curricula based oh ideologies,
little intellectual diversity
presented to students, disrespect
for students' opposing views and
the introduction of personal
convictions into unrelated
fields.
Though Spalding said she
has heard negative comments
directed toward students based
on their political views, she is
unaware of anyone "treated
badly
However, she said the ECU
faculty is "too one-sided" and
does not take students' views
into consideration.
"I think as many of our
students are leaning more
conservative, it wouldn't be so
bad if they had a little more
respect, opportunities to explore
different views in an open
environment and have role
models in the university Spald-
ing said.
A national movement to
ensure conservative instruction
in universities began in June
2003, when prominent Los
Angeles conservative David
Horowitz founded Students for
Academic Freedom.
SAF is a chartered campus
organization designed to pro-
mote t he Academic Rill of Rights,
a statement promoting diverse
- namely, conservative - view-
points in public universities.
The bill would accomplish
this by disallowing faculty com-
ments on controversial matters
not related to their field, pro-
hibiting partisan domination of
student fees and giving students
the right to be graded accord-
ing to knowledge, not political
beliefs.
So far, the bill has been
proposed only in Colorado's
legislature.
According to an article in the
Sept. 12, 2003 Denver hist, edu-
cators worry the bill's passage
would instate hiring quotas and
too much "political meddling" in
the university system.
In Oct. 2003, a similar mea-
sure, also named the Academic
Bill of Rights, was introduced to
the U.S. Congress by Rep. Jack
Kingston, R-Cia and Rep. Walter
B.Jones, R-NC.
Unlike Colorado's bill, the
national proposal's wording
recommends hiring and promo-
tions bawd OH competence, not
politics.
Jones represents North Caroli-
na's third district, which includes
I'itt County.
He said his decision to co-
sponsor the bill did not arise
from any bias problems he saw
with ECU, but from students'
complaints at other state uni-
versities, UNC-Chapel Hill and
NC State.
"We need a number of pro-
fessors with different political
views said Jones.
"The at mosphere shou Id a I low
a student who might be conserva-
tive to share his thoughts and not
be penalized
Jones said certain curricula
need greater intellectual diver-
sity and preferably a balance of
opinions.
Psychology professor Nate
Victor, Ph.D said the distribu-
tion of political ideas generally
shifts in predictable patterns
according to the academic field.
"You find variation from
department to department
- economists would be more
conservative and social scientists
more liberal said Vietor.
The reason tor this trend is
unclear, Vietor said, but may be
partially clue to environmental
factors and stereotypical expres-
sions ot ideologies. For example,
sociologists may have a more
positive outlook on changing
human behavior and attribute
flaws to environmental and social
problems - a traditionally liberal
viewpoint.
"It would be good to have
more intellectual diversity, but
by no means would I support a
system where the department
would have quotas. The worst
thingth.it could happen at a lib-
eral arts college is that everyone
agrees Vietor said.
After going before Congress,
the national Academic Bill of
Rights was referred to the Com-
mittee on Education and the
Workforce. A hearing with profes-
sors and university presidents will
be held to determine if academic
Freedom is at risk.
Support for the bill is largely
partisan.
" I he point of the bill
would be a restatement of long-
held principles by the American
Association of University Profes-
sors - hiring and teaching would
be done on scholarly competence,
not agreement or ideology
Spalding said.
However, the AAUP, which
has the power to influence uni-
versities' recruitment of faculty
and students, has spoken out in
opposition to the bill.
Opponents claim the measure
is a "Trojan horse" that would
open the door for hiring quotas,
but Spalding said its greatest
impact would be as a symbolic
statement of academic freedom.
"1 don't think anyone would
disagree with the principles, but
with the implied applications
there arc tremendous amounts ot
hysteria over tliis, but it doesn't
make sense in the context of the
words Spalding said.
Hie heightened awareness of
political discrimination the bill
would bring could also lead to
more complaints over hiring or
tenure decisions based on bias.
Conradt said approving the
bill would be a mistake.
"it would be a laughingstock.
Colleges would risk losing accred-
itation Conradt said.
He said it is doubtful Congress
has the power to enforce such a
measure, unless they incorporate
the use and restriction of federal
funding. Therefore, the bill is
more an election year campaign
strategy.
"It's a political move to appeal
to the conservative base Con-
radt said.






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expensive and will not be added
anytime soon.
Although the stores' precau-
tions help, Davis said students
can deter tin It by being aware of
their surroundings and not giving
thieves the opportunity to grab
their belongings
Charles Moore, course packs
manager at I! Rf, said If a student's
textbook is stolen, one ol the best
ways for students to get their text-
book back is to mark it in some
way that is Identifiable to them.
Moore suggests students pick
a random page in the book and
make a distinct mark so it some-
one attempts to return it to the
store, staff members can Identify
it and return it to them.
This writer can be contacted at
news@theeastcarolinian.com.
fTips
SGA
from page A1
The best deterrent to book theft
Is prevention. Here are some tips
to help keep books In your pos-
session:
-Dont leave your book sitting
out In your car or anywhere else
unattended, especially the library
or bus.
-Always mark a random page in
your textbook with an identifi-
able symbol so the bookstore
can help you recover your book
It It Is stolen.
-Help keep other students' books
safe by keeping an eye out for
suspicious activity and reporting
it to proper authorities.
to include College Hill,
l-reshmen who live on College
Hill had complained about
having to catch two different
routes to get back home.
After a review of parlia-
mentary procedure, the senate
continued last week's debate
over the merits and legality of
proposed election rules for this
year's spring election.
One amendment proposed
the position a student tiles to
run for must be the position
they campaign for.
The amendment addressed
problems with last semester's
election.
The senate approved the
new election rules.
Another amendment sug-
gested inputting a grandfather
clause in the election rules
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Tuition
from page A1
we need funding
According to ECU'S tuition-
based proposal, the salaries of
the EPA and SPA workers of l.( U
are below the 50th percentile of
comparable institutions.
Hawkins said the higher fac-
ulty salaries will benefit ECU'S
quality of education and pro-
grams in the long run. Higher
salaries will create a higher reten-
tion rate for professors, which
would eventually improve the
overall performance ol ECU
professors.
"If we let everything stay the
way it is and do nothing, we will
have key faculty leave because we
can't compete with other institu-
tions Hawkins said.
"Over time, that will have an
adverse impact ol the quality of
education
ECU's current faculty salaries
put the university at the 52nd-
55th percentile when compared
to the faculty salaries of our pee
competitor institutions, Hawkins
said.
The tuition increase will put
l.( 11 in the 60th percentile, which
is closer to the BOG'S goal - the
80th percentile.
Survey results have shown
students expressing a need for
improved advising programs,
Hawkins said.
"We will add 13 and a half
full-time advising positions
that would also bring us more in
line with the ratio of students and
advisors Hawkins said.
Increased tuition requests
are taking place nationwide as
a result of the struggles with
the economy and state schools
receiving less funding from their
state.
Tuition for in-state students
in North Carolina is currently,
and will remain, in the lower
quartile when compared to
nationwide institutions.
All the institutions in the
UNC-system are asking for a
similar tuition increase, Hawkins
said.
If ECU's tuition increase is
passed, ECU'S tuition ranking
will not be affected.
Michael Hoane, director
of the brain injury laboratory
and psychology professor,
said he can see the importance
of the tuition increase and the
benefits it will bring to students
and faculty.
"As a faculty member who
struggles when trying to get
equipment to benefit students,
I think it's important said
Hoane.
Hoane is leaving ECU) after
the spring semester for another
institution, seeking an increased
salary and better research facili-
ties.
Reginald Watson, English
professor, said he and other
faculty members are not satis-
fied with the salary increases at
ECU.
Watson said he understands
the increase, but wishes there
were alternate means of upgrad-
ing the university and retaining
good faculty.
"I think we need to revisit
the discussion about the lot-
tery people are going to play
it anyway. You cannot govern
morality said Watson.
Watson said the money
made by a state from the
lottery has provided cheaper
tuition lor students than in
other states that do not have the
lottery.
Elizabeth Plating, freshman
theater design anil production
major, said she understands the
reasons for the increase.
"I think it's a good decision
as long as we students see the
benefits from it said Plating.
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OPINION
Michelle A. McLeod
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editor@theeastcarollnian.com
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Our View
Our
confidence in
the abilities of
the CIA, the
Pentagon
and the
Department
of Defense
to do their
jobs is deeply
shaken.
Like many Americans, we've been under the
impression that the CIA and our government
were the foremost leaders in intelligence
gathering.
Besides the ever-present Sept.11 attacks and
lack of evidence of weapons of mass destruc-
tion in Iraq we have to question what the gov-
ernment has been doing lately
Our confidence in the abilities of the CIA, the
Pentagon and the Department of Defense to
do their jobs is deeply shaken.
In the Feb. 9 issue of Newsweek, John Barry
and Mark Hosenball said there was specula-
tion on part of the CIA and the Pentagon for
weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
But what good is speculation when lives are at
stake? If half of these efforts had gone into the
checking on the tips given about the Sept. 11
attacks, maybe the outcome of that day may
have been different.
Barry and Hosenball also indicated that
Saddam Hussein, being the dictator that he
was, lived within the illusion that he was still
producing weapons of mass destruction - an
illusion he didn't mind embellishing when it
came to weapons inspectors. In fact, the CIA
had been told this on several occasions by
Iraqi defectors.
Did anyone really sort through the information
that was gathered before the war started?
Probably not.
What disappoints us most is that the agencies
that were put in place to serve as a check and
balance of the elected officials that may be
failing us.
Instead, they're becoming products of politics.
They're being influenced by the threat of cuts in
funding and pushed to relay false information,
just to save face
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Guest Editorial
IAN BAER
SQA PRESIDENT
The Student Government
Association has not wasted any
time in this new year getting to
work lor the students.
There are a variety of things
that we have done already to
improve student life on this
campus and there are also a
number of things planed for the
rest of this semester.
The Chancellor Search Com-
mittee is well underway witli its
quest to find a leader for ECU.
As Student Body I'resident I
represent the student's view in
this search.
This is a oh I do not take
lightly; ECU will need a leader
who is first and foremost, a friend
to the students. I make a promise
to the students of this university
that I will fight for a person with
this quality.
We are improving our
communication with the student
body. SGA now has a Friday spot
on tlie campus radio station
WZMB and we are constructing
an SGA Web site.
The Web site should be
completed in late March or early
April. This site will contain
projects SGA is working on as
well as a place where students
Can voice their concerns about
our university.
One of the biggest issues that
S(iA is working on currently,
is the campus-based tuition
increases that await approval
from the North Carolina Board
of Governors.
The BOG was supposed to
vote on this issue on Friday,
Feb. 13, however Chair Brad
Wilson stated a need for more
information about the use of
the proposed increases. BOG
will review the proposed tuition
increases at the March 19 meet-
ing.
The postponement also came
after a letter sent by Gov. Easley
to Chair Wilson encouraging
the BOG to take a closer look at
tuition increases and how that
money would be utilized on the
individual campuses.
Over the next month 1 will
be working with my staff to try
and raise awareness about these
tuition increases.
These increases will most
certainly affect students across
the UNC system.
I iowever the greatest burden
will be fall on the students
coming after us as well as their
families.
March 19 is when the
board will vote on the propos-
als for campus-based tuition
increases.
Unfortunately this is during
ECU'S Spring Break.
I have cancelled my plans
for the break to work on this
extremely important student
issue.
I know "this is' a tinie for
relaxation from all of our hectic
schedules and 1 not asking
students to change their plans;
however, if anyone is going
to be in North Carolina over
the break and wants to help
fight these tuition increases
you are more then welcome to
participate with us.
In the mean time it is
important that we support Gov.
Kasley and (ihair Wilson in their
search to relieve students of this
pending burden.
As always, 1 have an open
door policy and I welcome any
student to come discuss these
issues or any other issues that
you feel are significant to the
student body.
My office is located at 255
Mendenhall Student Center.
Take care and Go Pirates
In My Opinion
The creeping hand of the FCC
(KRT)�As long as there has
been television, viewers have
complained about it. Archie
Bunker of "All in the family"
was a bigot and spewed slurs
that had never been heard on
television. "Charlie's Angels"
helped popularize what became
known as "jiggle" television. And
tin- outrageous antics ol some
guests on Jerry Springer's show
and others not only push the
boundaries of good taste, they
trash through them at breakneck
speed
All of those shows, and many
others, have stirred torrents ot
complaints from viewers. But tew
have unleashed a storm like the
flash ot Janet Jackson's breast on
the recent Super Bowl halfttlflC
show. That exposure on one of the
most widely watched television
shows of the year was, indeed,
Inappropriate, and the outrage
was easy to understand.
But some folks in Wash-
ington seem intent on turning
outrage into opportunity - an
opportunity to extend govern-
ment control over what we see
and hear and say.
Some angry members of
Congress and federal Communi-
cations Commission Chairman
Mkhael Powell are suggesting
that the government should set
rules and regulations over what
is shown on cable TV, if the cable
industry doesn't voluntarily clean
up some of its programming.
That idea should be canceled
taster than a trashy sitcom. It's
nothing more than a creeping,
unwarranted govern merit intru-
sion into American homes and
an attempted end-run on the
First Amendment.
For most media - newspapers,
movies, books, Internet sites
- the rules are quite clear. With
rare exceptions, the government
keeps its hands off anything that
is said, printed or transmitted
because the First Amendment
guarantees freedom of speech
and of the press.
For broadcast television
and radio, however, the rules
have been different. The gov-
ernment determined that the
limited over-the-air broadcast
spiil rum was owned by the
public, and granted permission
for stations to occupy certain
slots on that spectrum.
Under the guise of protect-
ing the public airwaves, the
FCC has set certain rules on
broadcasting. The FCC now
bans the broadcast of obscenity
(hard-core pornography) at all
hours and forbids "indecency"
- a broader and vaguer category
that includes some profanity -
except between the hours of 10
p.m. to 6 a.m.
Sen. John Breaux, D-La
argued in hearings last week
that it didn't make sense that
networks were regulated while
cable outlets were not, since
they often shared the same dial
or box. In a way, he's right. The
t rad it iona I net works and upstart
cable outlets are just a remote
control's click away from each
other on most televisions now.
In My Opinion
Fair-skinned Abercrombie &
Fitch image is just plain racist
(KRT)�While cruising the
mall recently, I couldn't help but
notice the sea of white streaming
in and out of the Abercrombie f�
Fitch store.
"Oooh, Abercrombie's having
a blow-out sale my friend said.
"Let's go in
"Uh, I don't know 1 told her.
"Black folk don't really shop here.
I'll walk around the food court or
something
But secretly, 1 wanted to know
what all the buzz was about. I had
never had the courage to walk
into an Abercrombie before.
"C'mon, it'll only be a minute,
promise my friend said.
As I stepped foot in that
store, I felt I was in dangerous
territory. An uneasiness swelled
in my stomach as the customers
looked on in curiosity. Feeling
outnumbered and out of place,
1 tried to look as natural as
possible. 1 shuffled my feet and
poked at the clothing. A bubbly
sales clerk chirped, "Uh huh,
yeah, that tube top looks great
with those low-rise jeans as
techno music pulsated in the
background.
Kvery couple of minutes,
though, she would look over
my shoulder and when I'd catch
her glance, she'd squeeze off an
uneasy smile. Not once did a sales
clerk ask if I needed anything or
wanted to try something on.
But I've long dealt with this
reality of Shopping-While-
Black: cither you're ignored or
followed.
The billboard of handsome
white jocks and beautiful white
women frolicking in fields
reminded me of how different
I am from them. They are tall,
slender and fair-skinned or Asian
everyone from the customers to
the cashiers.
"Traitor, you don't belong
here that little voice in my head
admonished. "Black people don't
shop here
1 had had enough and was
ready to leave when my friend
chimed in, 'Great, I found it; he's
going lo love this shirt
"(IK, let's just get out of
here
When I walked out, I was
reminded of the many reasons
why I refuse to spend my money
in a place like Abercrombie &
Fitch:
� 1 don't have the "A&F
look
� The suburban lifestyle
doesn't appeal to me.
� The Abercrombie image is
just plain racist.
We all know that beauty is
largely defined in this culture
as white.
Even some of the most popu-
lar black actresses and pop stars,
such as I lalle Barry and Beyonce,
have lighter skin and long silky
tresses.
At a young age, we are taught
that white is beautiful � from
Cinderella to Barbie. As a child,
I used to smear my mother's dark
foundation all over my Barbie's
face and plait her hair so she
could look just like me.
Imagine what message this
is sending to the little black girl
with dark skin, textured hair and
full lips. Is she not beautiful or
American enough?
Abercrombie employs these
live Barbies to reinforce the Euro-
centric ideal of beauty - or as they
call it, the "all-American look
I always thought "all-American"
referred to the melting pot theory
we're taught in school. But I guess
Abercrombie had something else
in mind.
This controversial image
is at the very heart of a racial-
discrimination suit filed against
Alx-rcrombie & Fitch by nine His-
panic and Asian employees who
accuse the company of unfair
employment practices.
Perhaps surprisingly, there
are no black plaintiffs in the
suit. In a way, we've created
color-coded fashion associating
the urban look of flashy tennis
shoes, puffy coats, baggy jeans
and jerseys with blacks, and the
suburban look of khaki pants,
polo tops and Dr. Martens with
whites.
And Abercrombie represents
this image perfectly, further
propagating stereotypes and
hatred with its racist message.
Does Abercrombie have
an obligation to represent
minorities on their billboards
and in their stores and catalogs?
That's for the courts to
decide.
"Hard-working Americans will see through
this president's effort to wrap his radical
agenda with a compassionate ribbon
Howard Dean
Democratic Presidental Candidate
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FEATURES
AMANDA LINGERFELT
Features Editor
JOHN BREAM
Assistant Features Editor
features@theeastcarolinian.com
252.328.6366
Did You Know?
- Actress Molly Ringwald (1968), rapperproducer Dr. Ore (1965), actor Matt
Dillon (1964), actor John Travolta (1954) and actress Cyblll Shepherd (1949)
all call today their birthday.
- This month is National Cherry Month.
- On this day in 1930. scientists discovered the planet Pluto.
Announcements
Films
The Student Union Films Committee presents Brother Outsider: The Life
of Bayard Rustin today at 7 p.m Friday at 7 p.m. and midnight, Saturday
at 9:30 p.m. and Sunday at 7 p,m. Kill Bill: Vol 1 is showing today at 9:30
p.m Friday at 9:30 p.m Saturday at 7 p.m. and midnight and Sunday at 3
p.m. All movies are free with a student ID and are located in the Hendrix
Theatre. For more information, call 328-4700.
Performance
The School of Music presents a performance by the ECU Symphonic
Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band and Concert Band conducted by Scott
Carter and Chris Knighten at 8 p.m. tonight in the Wright Auditorium. This
event is free.
The Student Union Spectrum Committee presents Bingo at 9 p.m. tonight
in Mendenhall Dining Hall.
Negro History Week
The Ledonia Wright Cultural Center presents "Negro History Week
Celebration" from 1:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 19 in the Ledonia
Wright Cultural Center Gallery.
African American Reading Day
The Ledonia Wright Cultural Center presents an African American Reading
Day from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 19 in the Ledonia Wright Cultural
Center Gallery.
Early Music Ensemble
The ECU Early Music EnsembleViol Consort presents The Glories of the
Fifteenth Century: Plainchant and Polyphony at 7.30 p.m. on Thursday,
Feb. 19 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church. This event is free.
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Top five albums
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Students prepa
for election
season
Organizations support
candidates, help
register voters
JOHN BREAM
ASSISTANT FEATURES EDITOR
With Election Day a little less
than nine months away, it may
seem a little early to be preparing.
But here on campus, students are
already getting ready.
This year is a busy election
year for NC voters who will have
the chance to determine I he out-
come of four state or national-
scale contests. North Carolinians
will flock to the polls May 4 to
determine the Democratic presi-
dential nominee. With such a
late primary date, however, the
winner of the nomination will
probably already be known. In
November, voters will be given
the chance to vote for a new rep-
resentative in the Senate since
John Edwards decided not to
seek re-election, elect the gover-
nor, and of course, elect the next
president of the United States.
However, if you aren't regis-
tered it is impossible to take part
in the single most important
act in democracy - casting your
ballot on Flection Day.
College Democrats is already
hard at work registering voters to
make sure that their candidates
bring home resounding victories
in November.
"We've had one voter reg-
istration drive at Wright Place
last Thursday and are having
another one Wednesday, Feb.
25, so that students can vote in
the upcoming elections said
Haley Transou, president of
College Democrats.
"Last week we registered
over 100 voters
Despite efforts to
motivate young adults to
exercise their basic demo-
cratic rights, most still do
not vote because of lack
Of interest and the belief
that their vote will not
significantly alter the
outcome of an elec-
tion.
"Voting is impor-
tant because without
it you have no say
said junior geogra-
phy major Phillip
Nottingham.
"If you don't vote
then you have any
right to complain, but if
you do vote, even for the
other guy and he doesn't
win, you can complain
With 22,000 voting age stu-
dents, ECU alone can be a major
player in all elections.
"College students make up
a large percentage of the voting
population and we can make a
huge difference as long as every-
one is registered Transou said.
As of right now, College
Democrats has not endorsed
any single candidate in the
Democratic presidential primary
because the club lends its support
to all Democrats. As soon as the
nominee is chosen, the Demo-
crats will throw their full sup-
port behind him. Transou said a
few of the officers have traveled
along with Edwards to assist his
campaign for president.
In April, College Democrats
is sponsoring a forum with pro-
fessors and students to get both
the Democratic and Republican
views on whether Bush can be
re-elected. Democrats all over
the nation realize that this is
their chance to regain the White
House with Bush's approval rat-
ings falling due to his military
record, robust spending and
controversy over the war in Iraq.
Bush's approval rating recently
clipped below 50 percent for the
first time during his presidency.
However, with such huge gains in
fighting terrorisni'and his han-
dling of the 9-11 crisis, Bush still
presents a formidable opponent
for any challenger.
As of right now, College
Democrats is not doing anything
with governor Mike Easley's re-
election campaign or Erskine
Bowles' campaign for U.S. Senate,
hut they plan to get involved
soon. It is still a bit early in the
ballgame for those campaigns to
become really heated.
College Republicans is cur-
rently returning from an inactive
state and could not he reached for
comment at press time.
College Democrats meet
on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the
Political Science library, Brewster
C-105.
This writer con be contacted at
(eatures&theeastcarolinian.com.
Steinbeck novel comes to life on stage
ECU students make up the cast of The Grapes of Wrath.
'Grapes of Wrath'is
new ECULoessin
Playhouse production
USA TUMBARELLO
STAFF WRITER
Talents from the School of
Theatre and Dance are taking
John Steinbeck's age-old clas-
sic, The (.irapes of Wrath, to the
stage.
This inspiring story of
life's struggles and desperations
during the Great Depression
is sure to warm the hearts of
audiences and allow them to
reflect on life as it was then and
is now.
The drapes of Wrath covers
the epic migration of the Joad
family as they cross from
Okalahoma to California In
search of land in . .ill their own.
The exhausting conditions cre-
ated in the Dust Bowl became
unbearable during the time of
the Depression, leaving farm-
ing families no choice but to
move on.
The Crapes of Wrath tells the
story that many families faced
and brings awareness to the
situations and hardships of the
time.
In addition to describing the
plight ot migrant workers in his
novel, Steinbeck offers a pointed
criticism of the policies that cre-
ated these struggles. The drapes
of Wrath addresses the universal
ideals and turmoil faced during
the Depression and examines the
economic and social system that
gave way to its effects.
This 20th-century classic
won the Pulitzer Prize in 1940
and was made into a feature
length film. None of Steinbeck's
other books compared to the
national impact of The drapes
of Wrath.
The drapes of Wrath is famil-
iar to most and is included in
many high school curricula.
Its familiar story will surely
make audiences want to experi-
ence it again.
"Audiences will enjoy seeing
something on stage they have
read before said Jeff Woodruff,
managing director of the School
of Theater and Dance.
For those that have read the
book and seen the movie, you
can expect the play to portray
the book. Having experienced
the play, the audience is ensured
a more emotional experience.
"Overall, it's more personal.
The audience can see these
real people living out their
lives right in front of their
own eyes said J.T. Pitt, junior
professional acting major. Pitt
also plays a migrant worker and
is the dying man's son in The
drapes of Wrath.
Woodruff said it is interest-
ing to look at this period of
time in history - it shows us
how the enduring human spirit
lets us thrive through such
hardships.
see NOVEL page A6
'Sarah, Plain and Tall' entertains audiences
Family Fare series
brings productions for
the whole family
LENORA BOWLER
STAFF WRITER
I he family Pare series brings
excitement, adventure, music
and discoveries for all
ECU students and school chil-
dren.
Most of the productions,
performed by the nation's
top theatre companies,
are musical stories
that young audiences
are reading or will read in
school.
On Saturday, Feb. 21, the
Family Fare series presents Sarah,
Plain ami Tall, performed by
Theat re worksUSA.
Sarah, Plain ami lull, based
on Patricia Macl.achlan's New-
berry Award-winning hook,
is a stage production
that depicts a wid-
ower and his children
who grieve the death of their
wife and mother in their
little prairie home in Kansas.
Jacob, looking for someone
to help take care of his chil-
dren and a companion, puts an
ad in the newspaper.
Sarah travels from Maine to
Jacob's doorstep for a one-month
trial visit.
Sarah, although peculiar,
takes the family by surprise. She is
an atypical, spirited, woman
who brings joy, excitement,
happiness and laughter to
their lives.
TheatrevvorksUSA, founded
in 1961, Iijs provided children
with the fresh taste of live
performance for more than 4(
years.
The company brings thought-
provoking shows that are
educational - touring through-
out the country to share
original productions, literary
adaptations and historical pieces
with audiences of all ages.
Carol Woodruff, director
of Cultural Outreach
Marketing, says she has taken
her 6-year-old to
see the family Fare
productions since she was two
and she loves them.
Woodruff said these plays
help school-aged children learn
better.
"Seeing (the produc-
tion! helps them to develop
abilities to communicate and
encourages them to read
Woodruff said.
Other plays included in
the Family Fare series tor the
2003-2004 season are Dino-
saurs, Wrights of Passage, and
David Parker, The Pied Piper of
Sign,
This writer con be contacted at
features� theeastcarolinian.com.
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Event Info
Sarah, Plain and Tall, a TheatreworksUSA production, will be
performed on Feb. 21 in Wright Auditorium.
All of these provide
an entertaining and educa-
tional theatre experience for the
whole family to enjoy.
The Family Fare performances
are presented on Saturdays
from 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. at Wright
Auditorium.
Tickets can be pur-
chased at the Central Ticket
Office. Subscription packages
for remaining shows of the
semester are available.
Family Fare presents
'Sarah, Plain and Tall'
2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 21
Wright Auditorium
Tickets available at the
Central Ticket Office, 1-800-
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THE EAST CAROLINIAN � FEATURLS
2-18-04
AMANDA UNGERFELT j"
FEATURES EDITOR
After watching the last two episodes of the "American Idol"
semi-finals, I can't help hut think that the talent xxl has somehow
dried up from the first two seasons, and all rnerica has to watch
are leftovers none had.
Lisa Leuschner's performance of Mary J. Wife's "One Last try"
is the only exception. While heing an "Idol" leftover herself, Leus-
chner completely stole the show and proved her talent not only to
the judges, hut to America as well.
Expect Carallk Velasco to join Leuschner in the final two
tonight. Although Velasco's performance was good compared to
last night's painful competitors, she will have to step it up a notch.
JOHN BREAM
ASSISTANT FEATURES EDITOR
Jesus Roman's version of Brian McKnight's "One" was just
absolutely terrible - I had to cover my ears in embarrassment
for him.
At least Camile Velasco didn't murder her McKnight song,
"One Last Cry It was definitely not her song, but she has a
great voice and loads of potential.
Lisa Leuschner delivered a great performance of Maty J.
Blige's "Sweet Thing She finally gave the judges, and me, a
reason to watch the show.
MICHELLE MCLEOD "�f
EDITOR IN CHIEF
Week two's contestants were just plain bad. Songs by
the music Industry' most popular singers, including Brian
McKnight. Mary J. Blige and Norah Jones, were slaugh-
tered. There's not much more I can say about tonight's
performers. I'm just glad only two of them will move on
to the next round
In my opinion, 18-year-old Camile Velasco of Haiku,
Maui and 21-year-old Lisa I euschner of Watsonville, CA
were both ust okay, but still the best performers of the
night and my predictions to move on to the next round.
VV Judges' prediction accuracy rating
Novel
from page A5
"(Jrapcs has made me
much more humble about
everyday pleasures we take for
granted it really makes you
appreciate things like a roof
over your head, decent shoes
and most of all, food I'itt said.
American novelist, John
Steinbeck was born in 1902. He
earned his education at Stanford
University where, among other
things, he studied marine biol-
ogy. He later moved to New York
and then to Calfornia where he-
had an array of jobs from reporter
to painter.
Steinbeck began writing in
1929, but his earl) novels went
unnoticed by the public. How-
ever, by 19.LS he had gained small
recognition for Tortilla Hut. In
Dubious Battle followedwlth
publication in 1936 and
Of Vfiiv tiinl Men in 1937.
Steinbeck's most rarngirtialatr
and tcroembereq novel, The Grapes
of Wrath, was published in 1939.
This writer can be contacted at
features@theeastcarolinian.com.

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Baseball team readies
sports f0r two in-state rivals
RYAN DOWNEY
Sports Editor
TONY ZOPPO
Assistant Sports Editor
sports@theeastcaroiinlan.com
252.328.6366
Announcements
Smoke & Mirrors
Hollywood's Smoke and Mirrors. Fitness, Feb. 25; 5-6pm. Learn how
the media manipulate images to tit an unreal ideal You may not believe
your eyes! This interactive program includes a short video and discussion
on how to fight back and learn to recognize and respect our uniqueness.
Sports Briefs
Nichols named C-USA co-hitter of the Week
League officials announced on Monday that ECU junior Mandi Nichols had
been named Conference USA Co-Hitter of the Week along with Audrey
Rendon of Louisville. It was Nichols' first weekly honor of her career. Nichols
went 3-for-5 with three RBIs, two runs and three walks to help the Pirates win
over Virginia and Liberty at the Triangle Classic this past weekend. Nichols
started the season opener against Virginia at third base and started the
game against Liberty behind the plate. Nichols and her fellow Pirates will
host the Hampton InnPirate Classic this weekend with games played at
both ECU and D.H. Conley High School. ECU opens play Friday morning
on its home field against Delaware at 10 a.m.
Bunn named C-USA pitcher of the week
League officials announced on Monday that ECU junior right-handed
pitcher Greg Bunn had been named Conference USA Pitcher of the Week,
It was Bunn's first C-USA weekly honor of his career. In his first career start
at ECU, Bunn registered the victory in dominating fashion on Saturday
The junior struck out eight batters, two shy of his career high, in only five
innings in the Pirates' 8-0 win over UNC-Asheville. The right-hander walked
just two batters and gave up only one hit. After giving up a single to the
first batter he laced. Bunn retired 13 of the'next 15 batters. Bunn served
as ECU'S closer the last two seasons and recorded nine saves in 2003.
In his first two seasons for the Pirates, he posted 16 saves, which ranked
him second all-time.
Tennis Teams Sweep Past South Carolina State
ECU'S men ran their record to 4-0 while the women pulled out a close
match as both squads posted wins at South Carolina State on Friday. The
Pirate men won. 6-1, while trie'Lady Pirates (4-4) claimed a 4-3 victory In
a match closer than the final team score indicated, ECU'S men took the
doubles point by winning two of three. They then won five of the six singles
matches. Three of the singles wins, however, went to third sets or tiebreakers
Nick Rose and Paulo Baumer won at flight two doubles, 8-5, while Mark
Gellard and Felipe Fonseca won at flight three, 8-4.
Henderson Highlights Men's Track Day at BU
B.J. Henderson was one of three Pirates to meet the IC4A qualifying mark
in the 400-meter run to highlight ECU'S day at the FasTrack Invitational held
Saturday at the Boston University Track and Tennis Center. Henderson
turned in a season-best time of 48.22 to place fifth overall and first among
all collegiate runners in the 400. He was followed closely by Darrus Cofield
in seventh (48.27) and Michael Hillian in 13th (48.55). All three times qualified
the runners for spots in the IC4A Championships in March; Cofield had
already met his mark in a previous meet. Other performers for ECU in the
meet were DeAndre Hyman, who was 13th in the 200 meters (22 04), and
Ronnie Pollard, who was 12th in the 500 meters at 1:05.0 and ran an 8.03
in the 55-meter hurdles.
Panthers' Donnalley ends 13-year NFL career
Carolina Panthers offensive guard Kevin Donnalley retired Monday after
13 seasons, ending his career with a Super Bowl appearance. Donnalley
went to high school in Raleigh and college at North Carolina. He began his
pro career in Houston in 1991 and played six years with the Oilers before
moving with the franchise to Tennessee in 1997. He also played for Miami
He signed with his homestate Panthers three years ago and immediately
helped overhaul the team's once-porous offensive line. This season, the
Panthers' line helped Stephen Davis run for a career-best 1,444 yards
while setting franchise records for team rushing (2,091 yards) and fewest
sacks allowed (26).
Nets sign Davis for rest of season
The New Jersey Nets signed guard Hubert Davis for the remainder of the
season Monday Davis originally signed a 10-day contract Jan. 26 and
agreed to a second 10-day contract on Feb. 5. He has played for New York.
Toronto, Dallas. Washington and Detroil in his 11-year career.
AP Men's Basketball Top 25
RankRecordPrevious Rank
1. Stanford21-02
2 Saint Joseph's22-03
3 Duke21-21
4 Mississippi St21-16
5 Pittsburgh23-24
6 Gonzaga21-27
7. Oklahoma St.19-210
8 Connecticut19-55
9. Kentucky17-48
10. Louisville17-49
11 Texas17-411
12. Wisconsin17-417
13 N.C State16-521
14. Arizona16-616
15 Wake Forest15-620
16 North Carolina15-714
17. Cincinnati17-413
18 Georgia Tech18-615
19 Providence17-524
20 S. Illinois20-223
21. Kansas15-612
22 Texas Tech18-618
23 Memphis18-4NR
24 LSU17-4NR
25. South Carolina20-525
After an impressive series against in-state rival UNC-Ashville, the Pirates now turn their attention to the Delaware Blue Hens
ECU will host Delaware
in a three game series
Others receiving votes: Syracuse 194, Utah St 117, Air Force 94, Illinois 87, Oklahoma
59, Florida 57. Dayton 40. Seton Hall 40, Charlotte 26, Kent St 26. W. Michigan 25,
Michigan St. 14, Boston U 8, Maryland 6, Nevada 6, DePaul 1. ETSU 1, Hawaii 1.
ROBERT LEONARD
STAFF WRITER
The Pirate baseball team is
ready to add more wins as it prc-
pares iii take on ampbell today
at .i p.m. and Delaware this week-
end at Harrington Field.
The Delaware Blue I lens will
arrive in Greenville with an, O-l
record. Their first loss, 12-7 at
Coastal Carolina, was supposed
to be the first of the three game
series, but the second and third
games Were cancelled due to rain.
If there is any edge in
momentum, it will go the way
of the Pirates. ECU started the
season with a 4-1 win last Friday
night against UNC-AsIkv ilk
Sophomore Mike Minicozzl was
the star of the game, going 2-3
at the plate. His eighth inning
2-run homer gave ECU their
three-run lead as Carter llarrell
picked up the save.
The I'irates didn't stop there,
capping off their performance
with two more wins on Saturday,
collecting 8-0 and 6-2 victories
ovei UNC-Asheville as well,
This weekend will he the
second series between the two
schools . Last season, the Blue
Hens traveled south to Green-
ville for a weekend series. In
those games, ECU swept the
series rather easily, winning 7-5,
12-0 and 14-3,
The I'irates will be led by
outfielder Darryl l.awhorn.
I.awhorn was named a preseason
All-American after he hit Ti2
with 14 homeruns and 49 RBI's
last season as a sophomore.
The team is also excited to
have Lee Allen, a transfer third
and first basemen from College
olharleston, where he hit .361
as a freshman
The first pitch of the series
will he thrown at 3 p.m. on Friday
at Harrington field.
The writer can be contacted at
sporti@theeostcarolinian.com.
ECU pushing toward
C-USA tournament
The Pirates will need a big game from Belton Rivers tonight
Pirates prepare for victory
against Green Wave tonight
Tulane has won three
straight games
BRANDON HUGHES
SENIOR WRITER
I he I'irates are coming oil a
heartbreaking loss to UAH and
look to rebound and finish the
season on a strong note starting
With the Tulane Green Wave.
Ttllane is ruling a three-game
winning streak including a 67-
66 win over TCU.
Tulane vs. TCU ltccap
In a battle of Conference USA
cellar dwellers, lulane pulled out
a huge win at home in the final
seconds against the Horned Dogs.
Sophomore forward Vvtas lata-
runas hit the game-winner with
S.7 seconds left to give the (ireen
Wave a one-point ii tors.
lulane trailed much of (tie
game, once by as many as 16
points, and by nine at lialftime.
I he Green Wave battled back in
the second halt before TCU's
Marcus Shropshire hit a clutch
three-pointer with 3S seconds
remaining tor a 66-65 lead.
On the next possession,
latarunas' three-point attempt
missed, but the ball was knocked
out of bounds by TCU. Freshman
Dan Fitzgerald then found lata-
runas and this time the 6-foot-
7-inch forward converted a hook
shot to reclaim the lead
The Horned Frogs hail one
last opportunity, hut Shropshire's
16-footerbounced harmlessly oft
the inn and lUlane moved to lu-
ll overall and 3-7 in C-USA.
Quincy Davis led Tulane with
14 points and nine rebounds and
three others scored in double lig-
ures.orcy Santee scored a game-
high 19 points for TCU.
Last Meeting
The I'irates last laced lulane
a little more lli.in ,i yeaj ago on
Feb. 1, 2003 as the Green Wave
pulled out a 67-56 win in New
Orleans.
I he Green Wave outplayed
the I'irates in the first halt on
their way to a 40-26 advantage
early in the second hall. I( II
finally went on the offensive.
The I'irates wcnl on a 7-(l run
with 15:15 left, but lulane
quickly responded and pushed
the margin hack to 14 points.
The Pirates did go on a
lale run and pulled lo within
seven once again after a Travis
llolcomb-Faye three-pointer.
However, the rally fell short as
see BASKETBALL page A8
Pirates are in crucial
part of season
ROBERT LEONARD
STAFF WRITER
Gabriel Mikulas missjng
the season due to a broken
arm and dose losses are two
stories that dominated tin-
men's basketball team this year,
live out of the last seven losses
have come by less than six points.
The skid started with a 5S-53
loss at I louston. After two embar-
rassing losses to St. Louis and
Cincinnati, the Pirates suffered
a close loss in Minges against
DePaul 65-70.
A six-point loss lo Memphis
and a road loss to UAH by three
left the team at 9-12 overall and
I-10 in the conference.
Because of the magic of col-
legiate basketball, anyone can
get in the NCAA tournament.
All you base to do is win your
conference tournament. Just
getting lo the conference tourna-
ment may be the true challenge
for this team.
Conference USA only invites
12 teams to its annual tourna-
ment, leaving two teams todream
about nexl season. E U fell this
pain last year and it looked like
this year the tournament would
be a sure tiling. However, those
close losses have ECU sitting at
the bottom of the conference.
The remaining live games
come against teams that are
down in the basement with ECU.
tonight, ECU will host lulane.
lulane has three conference
wins. After that, TCU comes
into town.
TCU is not a great team, but
they have five conference wins.
After a week off, the South Florida
Bulls travel to Greenville.
At this point, they have only
one win. An ECU win will seal
a spot in the conference tourna-
ment.
ECU's only conference win
came at South Florida earlier
this year.
After these games, ECU fin-
ishes at Southern Miss and at
Marquette. Southern Miss has
been a surprise this year, win-
ning four games in tiie confer-
ence. Marquette has also been a
surprise, but on the other end of
the spectrum. After a Final Four
trip. Marquette only has four
conference wins this year.
( ome out to Minges tonight
and cheer on the Pirates, they
really need a great crowd.
The writer can be contacted at
sports@theeastcarolinian.com.
Special ticket promotions
announced for Tulane game
A variety of ticket promo-
tions and packages have been
announced for East Carolina's
upcoming men's basketball game
against lulane.
I he I'irates will face the
Green Wave in a Conference
USA matchup on Wednesday,
Feb. IB. Tipoff at Williams
Arena at Minges Coliseum is set
for 7 p.m.
I he game has been desig-
nated as ECU Faculty and Stall
Appreciation Night. All ECU
faculty and staff may purchase
iS tickets for themselves and
immediate family members. A
valid stall ID must be presented
at the ECU Ticket Office for this
special purchase.
Student Appreciation Night
will also be observed. ECU
students, with a valid ID, can
purchase guest tickets for VS. In
addition, students should hold
onto their ticket stubs as three
students will be selected to
participate in a halftimc promo-
tion. Wednesday night's winner
receives a tree l-shirt and large
pizza and will be entered into
a grand prize promotion at the
ECU-South Florida game on
Feb. 2K. There, heshe will have
a chance to win two free round-
trip airline tickets for spring
break, lor more Information on
this promotion, contact ECU
Sports Marketing at 128-4530.
A special corporate discount
is being offered for Wednesday
night's game. Any company or
business wishing to bring their
employees ma) purchase 25 tick-
ets for Moo. Additional tickets
over 25 will be just $4 each.
Finally, the game is part ot
a baseballbasketball double-
header day at ECU. Fans wishing
to see both the Pirate basketball
game and ECU's baseball game
at : p.m. against Campbell may
purchase a special doubleheader
ticket for $10.
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Hie (Ireen Wave calmly hit their
tree-throws to doom any hope of
It l lirst C-USA road win.
Brandon Spann scored 2(1
points for lulane and Waitari
Marsh scored 19 points to no
along with eight rebounds.
lulane shot just 421 percent,
Imt held ECU to an even worse
night as the Pirates hit just 37.7
pep iiit nt their attempts.
Players to Watch
lulane is well balanced with
,i good blend of experience and
youth. I he Green Wave may be
one ol the deepest teams in C-
USA as II players average more
than I11 minutes ot action per
game.
I be trio of Quincy Das is,
Wayne linsley and Vytautas
I atin nas are the top thrcescor-
ersand rebounders on the Green
Wave squad.
I).his is a 6-foot-9-inch
sophomore Who leads the team
in scoring and field goal percent-
age with 10.8 points per game
and shooting 54 percent from
the field.
linsley is a complete player.
This senior can get it done out-
side and inside and is also a great
distributor. linsley is second on
the team in scoring and rebound-
ing and first in assists with .i.t
per game. The senior guard
showed his versatility In the
last match-up with ECU as he
tallied 15 points, eight rebounds
and five assists.
Tatarunas has done much
more than just hitting the game-
winner against TCU; the sopho-
more forward is third in scoring
with 10.A points per game and
leads the team with 71 hoards
a contest
Key to the game
( ontrol the tempo: lulane
is a team that loses to slow the
game down and work it down
through the paint. The (ireen
Wave average 65.9 points per
game. If ECU can capitalize on
the transition game, the Pirates
may be on their way to a second
C-USA win.
Pirate Trio
Ml' has had several players
step up and have big games in
the iast mouth, but it has only
been one or two guys who have
really lit up the scoreboard, last
game, it was Helton Rivers with
26 points. The Pirates really need
a team effort or at least more t ban
two players handling the scoring
load.
Derrick Wiley leads the team
in scoring with 14.t points per
game, but has had to shoot the
ball often to get his as'erage as of
late. Wiley is only lS-of-64 (2C4
pen eat) from the floor in his last
Five garnet, and his field goal per-
centage has fallen to around 40
percent lor the season. He needs
to convert on his opportunities
and improve on his shooting to
give ECU a good chance to win.
This writer can be contacted at
sporti@theeaitcarolinian.com.
Tiny school becoming big story
PHILADELPHIA (KRT)� On Priday, six guys
and two gals played 4-on-4 at the Saint Joseph's
I iild House. Since this was Philadelphia, they were
setting staggered picks for each other.
I Inderneath the stands, Phil Martelli sat in his
office remembering the high school game he saw
in 1999 - Chester vs. Pennsbury - and the night he
knew Jameer Nelson would be his point guard. The
"point" was merely a descriptive term. Nelson, a
lunior atbestir, didn't score one.
"I just sat there and said, this kid knows how to
play said Martelli.
"He was playing a different game. He was on
one level and everybody else was on another. I was
amazed - and then I started looking around to see
if there were other coaches around.
'Jameet understood that he was a point guard.
i wailays, people have turned that into 'theguard
who scoresJameer knew exactly who he was
Practice would begin in a few hours, and the
noontime pickup game would stop, but the pickup
players could stay around if they wished. Practices
areopenal Saint joe, When the phone rings mi the
i (u. h s desk, he answers it. When the students see
him. they tell him, hey, great game last night.
t Duke. Mike Kryzewski's office is on a floor
where the elevator won't go, unless you have a spe-
cial key. At most hig Division I basketball foundries,
the roach is a mythic presence, more inaccessible
than the school president. Martelli, Nelson and
Saint oseph's are in those clouds today - No. .1 in
the polls and winners ol their first 20 games. This
might or might not continue, but they know exactly
who they are.
I here are only 3,750 undergraduate students.
Usually, the Hawks are trying to earn elbow room
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St. Joseph's Dwayne Jones dunks the ball
during the Hawks' victory over Dayton.
in Philadelphia's Hig S. They aren't rich kids, like
Villanova's. and they aren't think-tank candidates
like Perm's. I heir campus takes up a couple of blocks
on the south side of City Line Avenue, the jammed
four-lane road that defines the boundary of Phila-
delphia, the Hawk, who flaps constantly during
games, often has a chip on his wing. The adjust-
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Everything's Included
Cable TV, high-speed Internet, daily newspapers,
and local phone service are all included. So are heat,
electricity, trash pickup, and water�all things you
usually pay for separately off campus.
Stay Out of the Kitchen
With a meal plan from Campus Dining, there's no
cooking to do or dishes to wash, and you'll save
money because you don't pay sales tax on your meal
plan purchases.
Sleep Later
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right there for classes, concerts, ball games, and plays.
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For rent- 2 bedroom, 1 bath, brick
duplex, Stancill Drive. Walking
distance to ECU. Central air. J525
month. Pets OK wfee. Call 353-2717
or 353-2713.
Townhouses for rent: Cannon and
Cedar Court- 2 bedrooms, 1 12
bath. Free basic cable with some
units. Close to ECU. For more
information contact Wainright
Property Management 756-6209.
Pinebrook Apt. 758-4015- 1 & 2
BR apts, dishwasher, GD, central
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uly 31st, 2004, $197 plus utilities.
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available. Small pet allowed with
fee. For more information contact
Wainright Property Management
756-6209.
For rent- 2 bedroom, 1 bath, brick
duplex, Stancill Drive Walking
distance to ECU, central air. $525
month. Pets OK wfee. Call 353-2717
or 353-2713.
3 BD1 Bath house on 1707 S. Elm
St Tailgate and walk to games.
Hardwood floors, excellent
condition, pretty yard w ample
parking. $850.00 no pets. Available
March 1st. 321-4802
Duplexes for rent: 2 & 3 bedrooms,
2nd Street, Lewis Street and College
Towne Row. Close to ECU. Pet
with fee at some units. For more
information contact Wainright
Property Management 756-6209.
Early Birds gat bast homes,
blocks to ECU, 1,2,3,4 bedrooms.
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Apartments for rent: 1, 2 & 3
bedrooms, Beech Street Villas,
Cypress Gardens, Cotanche Street,
Gladiolus, asmine, Peony, Woodcliff,
Forest Acres, Wesley Commons, Park
Village. All units close to ECU. Water
and sewer included with some
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includes water, sewer, U cable.
LOOKING FOR someone to sublease 1
or 2 bedroom apartment in Eastgate
available now Rent is $410 a month
and there is no security deposit.
Contact Barrett at (919)656-7444.
Room for rent 2 blocks from campus-
just graduated. Great house with
frontback porch. Washerdryer.
HeatAC For interview call 919-
349-8321.
Sublease through September
Southhaven spacious one bedroom
new appliances. Located near PCC,
end unit, no pets, $400. 752-8926
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positions open in water Analysis
Retail salts. Will train on the job.
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Responsible person needed to
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Education, Child Development
majors preferred. Please call 355-
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Inbound call Center Agents
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TEC HOUSING GUIDE
02-17-04
Pros, cons of on-campus
vs. off-campus housing
Research is key factor to
ideal living environment
TABATHA JAMES
STAFF WRITER
For many students, choosing
whethertheyshouldliveon-campusor
off-campus is a major decision that
requires a little research.
Students need to evaluate their
options and weigh the pros and
cons of their financial and personal
needs.
"I'd say living off-campus is
cheaper because when you live on-
campus you have to buy a meal plan
and buy groceries, and at the end of
the semester what you don't spend
balance on meal card at ECU,
they take from you anyway said
Emily Keller, sophomore elementary
education major.
For students who are thinking
about moving off-campus, price as
well as privacy are important factors
to consider.
"Here at Pirate's Cove each
individual gets their own private
bedroom and bathroom, along
with fully furnished apartments
that helps parents and tenants
from having to buy furniture said
Kelly Powers, Pirate's Cove assistant
manager.
"The price is extremely compa-
rable to living in the dorms
Powers added, students on-campus
are more involved with other
students and campus activities, so
they may have a social advantage.
However, certain aspects of
dorm life can interfere with stu-
dents' study and sleep habits.
"Living off-campus is much
quieter for me, and I'm also
thankful for more pri-
vacy said Kenzie Hood,
sophomore special education major.
Many students said moving into a
dorm after high school brings back
the sense of companionship most
off-campus students don't initially
receive.
"I've lived on-campus for three
years, and 1 have three more to go.
You can't beat it I'll live here until
I graduate said Stephon Darwald,
junior economics major.
"Those late nights when you
need to make a run to The Spot, or
join your friends in on some fun at
Mendenhall, or even hit the library,
it's all here at your fingertips. Don't
take it for granted
Many students enjoy the freedom
of.their own house or apartment but
find it takes a little more responsibil-
ity.
"Students living off-campus
are forced to be more responsible
lecause it takes a little more effort
to keep yourself in line Hood
said.
This writer can be contacted at
news@theeastcarolinian. com.
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Annual College Cost
Living on-campus
Room and board: $5,390
Living at home commuting
Room and board: $2,586
Not living at home and commuting
Room and board: $5,446
In-state tuition and fees:
$3,051
Out-of-state tuition and fees:$13.190
Books and supplies: $750
Estimated personal expenses: $1,360
Transportation expense: $680
On-campus pros
Major networking opportunities.
Closer to classes, activities
Food, library, computer labs at
convenient locations
Studies show students that
live on campus have higher grades
On-campus cons
Less privacy than an apartment
Some dorms close during summer
More supervision, less freedom
Off-campus pros
Freedom, independence
Your own bedroom and bathroom
Maintenance will still fix those
little problems
A chance to learn how to
manage money
Off-campus cons
Waking up an hour early to catch the
bus or find a parking space
Tenants must learn responsibility
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02-17-04
TEC HOUSING GUIDE
Build good credit, build your future
Create good credit,
dodge credit mistakes
USA TUMBARELLO
STAFF WRITER
When deciding to rent an
apartment or house, your credit
history can play a large part in
whether you land the place of your
dreams. By learning what credit is
and how it works, you prevent being
denied on rental applications.
Building a good credit his-
tory needs to be learned early.
However, without attaining the
proper knowledge of how credit
works, credit cards can damage
your future.
The minute students step onto
campus, they're inundated with
credit card offers. It's hard to resist
the free T-shirt or phone card
that comes with signing up for a
low-interest, no annual fee, $500-
limit credit card. These cards are
designed for college students.
Some say credit cards aren't
meant to be in students' hands
because they get them into finan-
cial trouble and ruin their credit
history.
"Credit cards are the devil said
Melissa Britt, sophomore undecided
major.
However, others debate that
these cards, aimed at students, are
a great way to learn money man-
agement skills and aid in building
good credit history.
Good credit is determined by
your credit history.
Credit history, also called a
credit reportrecord, is vital to
financial and personal success.
Good credit history is vital to
some of the most important pur-
chases in your life, such as buying
your first car or house.
A credit report is like a resume
of your financial success and
failures over several years. All
of your financial performances
(applications for credit, late pay-
ments, non-payments, loans,
etc.) are documented and kept in
a database.
Prospective lenders, landlords,
future employers, car dealer-
ships, loan officers, mortgage
officers, banks, insurance com-
panies, government agencies
and insurers may look into your
financial past todetermine if you're
a desirable candidate.
Students can start building
credit as soon as they can apply for
a credit card. If you have a parent
co-sign on a card with you, you're
still building credit. Many students
wait until college to apply for their
first card. Studies show 78 percent
of undergraduate students own at
least one credit card.
First Service Financial Group,
a consulting firm in Baltimore,
Md recommends students start
small and work their way up by
proving they're responsible with
credit. They suggest students get a
store or gas credit card and concen-
trate on making timely payments
before moving on to companies
with larger lines of credit and more
buying options.
Managing credit is an important factor in off-campus living.
There are four golden rules to
building good credit and emerging
from college credit debt-free.
Rule 1: Always pay your bill on
time. Paying your bill, even one day
late, will result in late fees - often
about $25. Your payment must
reach the company before the day
It's due. They suggest mailing it at
least five days before the payment is
due. In addition to the late fee, your
record gets tagged. When future
creditors look at your record they
will see you have problems paying
on time and they may deny you.
SECRET TIP: If you have
accidentally acquired a late fee,
call your credit card company.
Tell them that you didn't receive
that statement and offer to pay the
see CREDIT page 7
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Each tenant within a rental unit has certain rights which should not be abridged by a room-
mate. As roommates we fully understand these lights, and the responsibilities of a shared
living environment and agree to live together, for better or for worse, until the rental period
ends.
When you have roommates, everybody should sigh the lease. Kemember that the lease is
a binding contract. If the term of the lease is for one year, you are bound to its terms
for one year.
To cover other issues and concerns about liv'ng together, roommates should sign a contract
like the one below to reach basic agreements and avoid confrontation.
As a roommate, I agree:
1. To let my roommate read and study in quietness, and to not make any noise or other dis-
turbances considered by that roommate to be a distraction.
2. To let my roommate sleep in quietness, and to make noises or engage in other distur-
bances that interrupt sleep.
3. To dean up after myself in the kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, or in any other room that I
have created a mess.
4. To respect my roommate's personal belongings by not moving or touching them without
permission.
5. To control the visitations of my guests so they do not interfere with my roommate's right
to personal privacy and quietness.
6. To pay my share of the rent to the landlord per the rental contract I agreed to.
7. To pay my share of the food, telephone, utilities, and other financial obligations that my
roommates and I discussed.
8. To not borrow money, car, or other- personal property from my roommate unless it was
offered.
9. To perform my share of cleaning (other than 3), cooking, and maintenance.
1(1 lb openly and objectively discuss any problems and concerns that we have and attempt
to negotiate a written settlement, if necessary.
11. To settle all unresolvable disputes by seeking a mediator.
Other negotiable roommate concerns:
All roommates should fill out the following Imormation completely.
Signed
Date
1 agree to payper
1 agree to payper.
1 agree to payper
Cleaning schedule:
. for rent
. for utilities
. for other expenses
Checklist of things to look for
when searching for an apartment
IN GENERAL
YES NO
Are there secure locks on the doors and windows?
Do the windows and doors shut properly?
Do the fridge and stove work?
Are you able to control the heat?
Are the sinks and taps in good condition?
Does the shower and tub work?
Do the lights and electrical outlets work?
Do the telephone and cable outlets work?
Are their cracks or holes in the walls and ceilings?
Are the walls soundproof
Is there a smoke detector?
Is there any sign of bugs pests?
Is the place dean?
Notes:
IN THE BUILDING
YES NO
Are there fire exits?
Are there fire alarmsfire extinguishers?
Is there good lighting in hallways and outside?
Is there a lock on the main entrance?
Are the common areas and the outside kept clean?
Do the washer(s) and dryer(s) work?
Is the garbage area kept dean?
Notes:
IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD
YES NO
Is it near a bus route?
Is it near your school or work?
Is there a grocery store nearby?
Is it near services (day care, community, health centers)?
Are there parks and play areas nearby?
Do you like the neighborhood?
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Examining all-inclusive apartments
Extra costs may be worth
moving off-campus
ZACK HILL
STAFF WRITER
Most freshmen spend their first
year at ECU living on campus. But
many students tire of the commu-
nal atmosphere of the dorms and
seek residence off-campus.
One feature attracting
students to on-campus living
is the convenience of having
their room, cable, internet,
water, sewage and electrical bills
all included in one bulk
payment.
Several apartment complexes
off-campus offer all-inclusive
units that include water and power
in the monthly rent. Some also
Include cable and Internet in the
bill. The complexes claim students
not only save time and trouble
in not having to write separate
checks for each service, but
that students save money in the
long run by consolidating their
payments.
One of these complexes is
Sterling University Manor, located
on East 10th Street. Sterling offers
three and four bedroom apart-
ments. The monthly bill at Ster-
ling includes high speed Ethernet,
water, sewage and trash pickup. The
services not included at Sterling are
electricity, phone and cable.
All apartments include a micro-
wave, dishwasher and range. Ster-
ling offers furnished apartments
for $20 extra a month per person.
Students also have access to a swim-
ming pool, computer center, fitness
center, hot tub, basketball court and
game room.
"Privacy is king said Kyle
Greer, sophomore drama major
and employee at Sterling Univer-
sity Manor.
"You have to be comfortable in
your surroundings, and you can't
do that in the dorms when you
have to share a bathroom with
eight people
Matt Taylor, sophomore nurs-
ing major, said he picked Sterling
because of their promotional deals
last year.
"They had the best prices out of
anybody said Taylor.
The least expensive unit at
Sterling costs $305 per month per
person and the most expensive unit
is $375.
Another all-Inclusive apart-
ment complex in Greenville is
Pirate's Cove, also located on East
10th Street.
Pirate's Cove offers fully fur-
nished, four bedroom apartments.
The monthly rent at Pirate's
Cove includes electricity, water,
sewage, cable and high-speed Inter-
net. All units are equipped with a
washer and dryer, dishwasher,
refrigerator and microwave.
Additional amenities at
Pirate's Cove include two swim-
ming pools, fitness center,
game room, basketball, tennis,
beach volleyball courts and tan-
ning beds.
"What makes us different is that
with all the others, you still have
some type of bill but not here
said Chad Broadwell, employee at
Pirate's Cove.
"Pirate's Cove is designed for
students, with everything they
need Broadwell said.
The rent at Pirate's Cove is
$375 per month per person. But
even though It's all-inclusive,
each unit is only allotted $160 per
month for utilities. If that amount
is exceeded, the tenants must pay
the difference.
"I'm a three year veteran here,
and we've only gone over once,
and that wasn't by that much
Sloan said.
Both of the complexes offer
deals that include many or all
of the amenities found with on-
campus living.
But are all-inclusive apartments
cheaper than the dorms?
The least expensive dormitory
for the 2004-05 academic year is
set at $2,750 per year and the most
expensive is $3,690 per year.
Students move in during
August, and final exams wrap up
in May, so students reside there for
about 10 months per year.
The average cost per month
for the less expensive dorms
would be $275 per month
and the more expensive would
be $369 per month, which makes
the dorms cheaper than the apart-
ments.
But to many, the difference in
price is more than made up for by
the privacy and space.
"The bottom line is, in
the dorms, you can never really
get away from everyone Sloan
said.
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news@theeastcarolinian.com.
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Furnishing your apartment, house
Ideas for decorating
on a tight budget
LAURA PEKAREK
STAFF WHITER
You've just moved into your
new apartment and besides
paying for the monthly rent and
bills, furnishing your new home
is a priority.
Putting together your perfect
living space on a small budget
may seem impossible, but it can be
done. It just takes a little imagina-
tion to create a look that represents
your unique style.
Decorating on a budget begins
with organization. Make a list of
items you absolutely need, such as
a bed or a kitchen table. It you need
help getting ideas, housing supply
stores like Linens 'N Things offer a
detailed checklist of the essentials
to help get you started.
When shopping, compare
prices between stores, and look
for sales before making any quick
purchases.
Sharing expenses with a room-
mate can also relieve the burden
of spending so much money on
furniture sets.
"I plan on having a roommate
when I get an apartment, that way
wecan split theexpensesforfurni-
ture, and we can have furniture we
both like. At the same time, after
splitting the cost we'll be able to
spend the money we saved on
other decorations and necessities
for our place said Caitlin Hayes,
freshman business major.
A fully furnished apartment is
another option. Even though the
cost to live in these apartments
would typically be higher per
month, you wouldn't have to
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furniture. That cost is already
included.
"Moving into a fully furnished
apartment saved me a lot of money
in the long run. Besides that, it
helped me save time and the hassle
of having to move furniture said
Brandon Ikard, senior information
technology major.
Gift registry is another alterna-
tive. You can register your check-
list at any store. This is a helpful
way to let people know what you
really need.
Cheap places to look include
local thrift stores, classified ads,
garage sales and flea markets. You
never know what you can find,
and sometimes the outcome pays
off nicely.
A used plaid sofa in decent con-
dition can be transformed with a
fitted slipcover.
An old, scratched nightstand
might just need a little sanding
and a couple of coats of paint to
make a conversation piece. The
total price of these minor projects
should add up to a fraction of what
a new item would cost.
Recycling pieces of furniture
from other rooms or from your
parents are other cheap sources.
"I brought a lot of random
things that my parents didn't use-
anymore with me said Layne Bar-
nard, senior nursing major.
Salvaging furnishings is by-
far the most economical way to
go. Maybe a desk that doesn't get
used often can be placed in the
bedroom as a vanity.
An old bureau can be converted
to an entertainment center. Small,
simple changes can go a long
way.
Even if you don't consider
yourself handy, according to
bedbathandbeyond.com, the small
things you change or add toa room
are what make it feel complete.
You can create your own art-
work by gathering memorabilia
from around the house and put-
ting it together as a colorful col-
lage. Curtains can be dyed or sewn
for a brighter look.
Carpet can be cut into area
rugs. Even something as cheap
and easy as covering the walls
with posters and pictures is a great
alternative to paint or wallpaper,
especially in rental apartments
where such alterations are not
allowed.
Once decor is matched by
wall accents, pulled together with
fabric and accented with your own
color and style, no one will know
how much (or little) you spent to
accomplish your personalized and
unique look.
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Credit
from page 3
amount over the phone.
The company will often take
the late charge off of your bill and
out of your credit history.
This can only be done
once per year and will not
work if you have other late fees.
The key is to be nice.
Creditors don't have to do this
but are often willing to help for
your little mishap.
Rule 2: Always pay at least
the minimum payment. This is
the smallest amount of balance
you can pay and still meet the
terms of the card. Paying less than
the minimum will result in tagging
your history, bringing down your
credit record.
The amount you don't pay off is
what you pay interest on. The aver-
age interest rate on credit cards is
18.9 percent.
"Credit cards are great, until
you get the bill at the end of the
month said Richard Kearse, soph-
omore communication major.
"That always makes me upset
Rule 3: Don't go over
your credit limit. This will lead
to extra charges in your statement.
Kees are about $20 for every
month you're over your credit limit,
this also tags your credit history.
Paying your bill in full and on
time is the best thing you can do. By
showing the card company you're
responsible, they'll often lower
your interest rates and reduce your
annual fee.
Rule 4: Live within your
means. Don't spend more than
you can comfortably pay off in a
short amount of time. Having a
credit card is not like having "free
money
You're simply using a credit
company's money before
you pay it back. Thus, for using
their money, credit cards are
equipped with finance charges.
These are the charges set in
place for using their service and
must be paid in addition to your
balance, interest rates and annual
fees.
Chase Bank suggests students
make a budget sheet of all their
expenses in order to estimate how
much they can spend.
By estimating your expenses,
and adding up your Income
students help ensure they don't
overspend.
By following these simple
rules, a good credit history is
easy to establish. Failure to follow
them will damage your credit
and may leave students in a lifetime
of debt. It's easy to get into debt,
but it's extremely hard to get out
of It.
It's vital for students to start
building credit at an early age
because the discipline acquired
with the responsibility of having
a credit card will stay with you for
the rest of your life.
This writer can be contacted at
features@theeastcarolinian.com.
?
Credit Statistics
ECU Student Credit Statistics
46 percent of students polled have a
credit card
54 percent of students polled do not
have a credit card
Brands:
VISA: 64 percent
Master Card: 28 percent
Other: 8 percent
Number of credit cards:
1: 67 percent
2:21 percent
3 or more: 12 percent
Who pays the bill?
Student: 56 percent
Parents: 30 percent
Both: 12 percent
When did they get their first credit
card?
High school: 39 percent
College: 61 percent
Most common uses of the card:
Emergencies
School suppliesbooks
Everything
(clothes, gas. food, etc.)
Holiday Gifts
Medical needs
Small purchases: just to establish
good credit
National Student Credit Statistics
78 percent of undergraduates at a
four-year college carry at leas! one
credit card.
Two out of three college students
borrow money to attend school.
4 out of 10 face unmanageable debt
upon finishing school.
The average college student has
$1,843 in credit card debt.
Nearly one in four students with credit
card debt owe more than $3,000;
nearly 10 percent of students owe
more than $7,000.
The average interest rate on credit
cards is 18.9 percent
An $8,000 debt, at a rate of 18
percent interest will take more than
25 years to pay off and will cost more
than $24,000 in the long run.
Student Credit Help Tools
www.studentcredit.com
www.studentmarket.com
www.creditfind.net
www.nelliemae.com
Terms to look for in rental lease
1
4i
A lease sets out the rules land-
lords and tenants agree to follow
in their rental relationship. It
is a legal contract that needs to
cover the basic terms of your
tenancy, including the following
items:
Names of All Tenants
Every adult who lives in the
rental unit should be named as
tenants and sign the lease or
rental agreement. This can settle
any rental payment disagreements
with any roommates.
Limits on Occupancy
The agreement should clearly
specify that the rental unit is
the residence of only the tenants
who have signed the lease. This
guarantees the right to determine
who lives in the property and to
limit the number of occupants.
This clause gives the landlord
grounds to evict a tenant who
moves in a friend or relative, or
sublets the unit, without their
permission.
Term of the Tenancy
Every rental document should
state whether it is a rental agree-
ment or a fixed-term lease. What's
the difference between the two?
Both rental agreements and fixed-
term leases cover basic details
such as tenants names and rent
provisions; they differ mainly in
the length of the tenancy they
create. Rental agreements usually-
run from month-to-month and
self-renew unless terminated by
the landlord or tenant. Leases,
on the other hand, typically last
a year. The choice will depend
on the arrangement with your
landlord.
Amount of Rent
The lease should specify the
amount of rent, when it is due
(typically, the first of the month),
and how it's to be paid, such as by
mail to the office. To avoid con-
fusion, there will be details such
as: acceptable payment methods
(such as personal check only)
whether late fees will be due if rent
is not paid on time, the amount
of the fee, and whether or ncft
there's any grace period, and
any penalties if a rent check
bounces.
Deposits and Fees
The use and return of security
deposits is a frequent source of
friction between landlords and
tenants, especially in college
environments. To avoid confu-
sion and legal hassles, the lease
or rental agreement should be
clear on: the dollar amount
of the security deposit how the
deposit may be used (for example,
for damage repair) and not used
(such as for last month's rent) when
and how the deposit will be return-
edl and account for deductions
after you move out, and any legal
nonrefillable fees, such as for
cleaning or pets. It's also a good
idea (and legally required in a
few states and cities) to include
details on where the deposit is
being held and whether interest
on the deposit will be paid.
Repairs & Maintenance
Clearly set out your and the
landlord's responsibilities for
repair and maintenance in
your lease or rental agreement,
including: the tenant's responsi-
bility to keep the rental premises
clean and sanitary and to pay
for any damage caused by their
abuse or neglect a requirement
that you alert to defective or
dangerous conditions in the
rental property, specific
details on procedures tor han-
dling complaint and repair
requests, and restrictions on
repairs and alterations, such as
adding a built-in dishwasher,
installing a burglar alarm
system or painting walls without
permission.
Entry to Property
To avoid tenant claims of
illegal entry or violation of pri-
vacy rights, the lease or rental
agreement should clarify legal
right of access to the property�for
example, to make repairs- how
much advance notice landlord
will provide the tenant before
entering.
Restrictions on Tenant
Illegal Activity
To avoid trouble among ten-
ants, prevent property damage and
limit exposure to lawsuits from
residents and neighbors, include
an explicit lease or rental agree-
ment clause prohibiting disruptive
behavior such as excessive noise
and illegal activity such as drug
dealing.
Other Important Rules
and Restrictions
If pets are allowed, there should
be any special restrictions such
as a limit on the size or number
of pets, or a requirement that
the tenant will keep the yard free
of all animal waste. Important
rules and regulations covering
parking and use of common
areas should be specifically incor-
porated in the lease or rental
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Area apartment listing
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Apartment Name and AddressTelephonelease lyr.Bedrooms 3Units 1Furnished Pets no w feeBus Access noDistance From Campus
1110 Oakbend Dr. Duplex551-1002Bradford Creek
5035 Devron St. Duplex551-1002lyr.31now (eenoBradford Creek
Allenton Estates Allen Rd.756-6209lyr.2 2 1 and 210 6no no noyeslee yes nono5 miles
Ashton Woods 108 Brownlea Dr.758-1921lyryes6 blocks
Ayden Duplexes IRemco East)355-13136 months and 1 yr.no12 miles
Beech Street Villas756-62091yr.318nonoyes1.5 miles
Branch Apartments 1809 East 5th Street758-3781lyr.160yes & nonono1 to 3 blocks
Brasswood Apartments 3216 Brasswood Court355-4499612 months2nowfeeno5 miles
Brighton Park Brrlghton Park Ori.756-6209lyr.1-nowfeeno
Brookxeld Apartments 108 Brownlea Dr.758-19211 yr1 and t83noyesyes4 blocks
Brookhill IRemco East)355-1313lyr.2 and 36nonono5 miles
Caldwell Court IRemco East)355-13136 & 12 months1 and 254noyesno5 miles
Campus Polnte IRemco East)355-13136 & 12 months326nononoless than 1 miles
Cannon Court A-1 Lucl Drive756-6209lyr.258nonoyes1 miles
Cedar Court Cedar Lane756-62091 yr.229nonoyes1 mile
Cedar Creek Cedar Creek Rd.756-6209lyr.land 224nonono4 miles
Cheyenne Court (Remco East)355-1313lyr.126noyesno2 miles
Clubway Apartments 75 Clubway Drive756-68691 yr.2128noyesfeeno4.5 miles
Colllndale Court IRemco East)355-13131 yr.22nowfeeno8 miles
College Town Row 1103-1209 South Evans St.756-6209lyr.220nowith feeno3 blocks
Cotanche SL Apartments 700 Cotanche St.756-6209i yr.18nonoyesacross street from campus
Cypress Gardens 1401 East 10th Street756-6209i yr.1 and 245nonoyes4 blocks
Dogwood Hollow 1110 E 10th St.752-89009 and 12 months2125nocatsfeeyes2 blocks
Dresend Place 1016 Charies Street756-1234lyr.26nonono2 blocks
Eastbrook Apts. 204 Eastbrook Dr.752-51001yr.3-Feb180nosm. dogsyes2 miles
Eastgate Apts. Moseley Dr.756-6209lyr.2-Jan-nonono2 miles
English village 1010 and. 1012 Peed Dr.756-62091 yr.1 and 232nonono3 miles
Forbes woods Remco East355-1313lyr.1 and 212nonono3 miles
Forrest Acres oft 10th Street756-6209lyr.1 and 210nonono6 blocks
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Apartment Name and Address
Fox Hollow Apts. Stokes Rd.
Georgetowne Apts. P.O. Box 308832730 Stantonsburg Rd.
Gladiolus 1333 E 10tti St
Greenridge IRemco East!
Greenville Manor IRemco East)
Jasmine Gardens 1303 East 10th Stret
Johnston Street (Remco East)
King's Row Apartments 200 GO Verdant Dr.
Kingston Condominiums 3002 Kingston Circle
Montlcello Court 500 and 504 Paladin Drive
MontJcello Court II 409 and 314 Paladin Drive
Moss Creek Lake Dr.
Paladin West Paladin Dr.
Parkview 3002 Kingston Circle
Park Village 3005 and 3017 Adams Blvd.
Park West Apts. Park West Dr.
Peony Garden 1323 East 10th Street
Peyton Circle Apartments Peyton Circle
Plnebrook Apartments 121 River Bluff Road
Pirate's Cove 3305 East 10th Street
Pirates Place 1526 S. Charles Blvd.
Quail Ridge IRemco East)
Reedy Branch Apts. 2201 and 2203 East 10th St.
Regency House (Remco East)
Rlnggold Towers 635 Cotanche Street
Rollnwood IRemco East)
Rownetree Wood 2902 Cedar Creek Road
Shenandoah Court 1130 Greenville Blvd.
Sheraton Village Landmark St.
Sherwln Court 3100 Sherwin Drive
South Haven Apartments South Square Drive
South Square Patron Circle
Summerfleld Peed Drive
Telephone 756-6209Lease lyr.Bedrooms 2 and 3Units 32Furnished noPets with feeBus Access Distance From no 4 miles
757-00791yr.225nonoyes1 block
756-6209lyr.W27nowith feeyes4 blocks
355-1313lyr.22nonono8 miles
355-13136 and 12 months1 and 27nonono2 miles
756-6209lyr.1 and 218no ,with feeyes4 blocks
355-13136 and 12 months1 and 226nono-3 miles
752-35196-9 months1 and 2108nonoyes2 miles
758-7575912 months12yesnowfeeyes2 miles
756-6209lyr.1 and 230noyesfeeno4 miles
756-6209lyr.130noyesfeeno4 miles
756-6209lyr.1-nononoby hospital
756-6209lyr.1 and 228noyesfeeno4 miles
758-7575912 months1 and 2yesnowfeeyes2 miles
756-6209iyr.1 and 232nonoyes1.5 miles
756-6209lyr.2-Jan-nonono2 miles
756-62091yr.216noyesfeeyes4 blocks
756-6209lyr.2 and 324noyesfeeno4 miles
758-40156912 months1 and 2120noyesfeeyes2 miles
752-9995lyr.4264yesnoyes2 miles
321-76131yr.4-Mar144nonoyes1 mile
355-13131yr.22yesnono5 miles
830-207210 and 12 months240nosm.Petsyes7 blocks
355-1313lyr.22yesnono5 miles
752-2865iyr.2-Jan155yesnononext to campus
355-1313lyr.3-Feb3nonono4 miles
756-6209iyr.3-Feb8noyesfeeno4 miles
756-6209Iyr.116nonono3.5 miles
355-13131yr.2,311nonono6 miles
756-6209Iyr.216noyesfeeno3.5 miles
756-62091yr.1&256nonono4 miles
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Summer Place Summer Place Dr.756-6209lyr.1&218noyesteeno3 miles
Sterling Manor 3535 E 10th St758-55511 yr10 months43168noyesyesyes2 miles
Stratford Arms 1900 S. Charles Blvd.756-4800612 monthswfeeyes2 miles
Tanglewood lot Farmvtlle) (Remco East)355-1313-227nonono3 miles
Tanglewood Apartments 125 Avery Street756-6209lyr116yesnono4 blocks
Tar Rrver Estates 1725 E. 1st St752-4225 756-6209-1,2, 3, 4220noyesyes5 blocks
Treetop Villas oft E. Fire Tower Rd.1yr.1-nonono
Treybrooke Apartments 701 Treybrooke Circle830-0661612 monthsM.456yesnoyesfeeno5 miles
Twin Oaks (Remco East)355-13131yr.2,34nonono3 miles
Twin Oaks Townhomes 102 David Drive355-87311yr.2312nonono5 miles
University Apartments 2901 East 5th Street758-7436lyr.247nonoyes1 mile
University Suites551-3800612 months3nono2 miles
Upton Court (Remco East)355-1313lyr.2,34nonono8 miles
Village Green Apartments 204 Eastbrook Drive752-5100612 months12134nocats wfeeyes1 mile
West Hills (Remco East)355-1313-1,2,354noyesno8 miles
Wesley Commons Brownlea Dr.758-1921i yr-1,2148nowfeeyes5 blocks
West Point Westpoint Dr.355-13131yr.24nonono8 miles
White Oak Creek Oak Towne Dr.756-6209i yr.3-nonono
Wildwood Villas 209 Beech Street756-1234i yr.1.28nonono1.5 miles
WHIouyhby Park Victoria Court355-13131 yr.2107somenono4 miles
Wilmardell Apts. 1005 Elm Street756-6209lyr.112yesnono3 blocks
Windy Ridge (Remco East)355-13131 yr.234somenono3 miles
Wlntervllle Square Mill Street756-1234-140nonono10 miles
Woodslde Apartments 98 Brookwood Drive756-12341 yr.122nonono3 miles
Wyndham Circle Brownlea Dr.756-12341 yr.28nonono1.5 miles
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LAUREN MASON
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Fire drills at 2 a.m. Noair condi-
tioning in August. Sharing a room
the size of a closet. After living on-
campus for a year or two, the time
inevitahly comes when students are
ready to move off-campus.
In Greenville, students have
many housing options and by the
end of the summer, more new com-
plexes will be available.
However, the first decision you
will have to make about living off-
campus is whether you will live in
a house or an apartment.
While Greenville has many
apartments, students are begin-
ning to move into residential
neighborhoods and town houses
near campus. The area between
Tar River and Fifth Street has seen
more students renting homes.
"Having a house usually cuts
down on the noise because your
neighbors aren't just through the
next wall. It's also nice to have
a yard to grill out or just enjoy
hanging out, and you have so
much more privacy said Amy
Neighbors, junior biology and
chemistry major.
Other students see houses as
a good financial investment for
families who have multiple sib-
lings coming to the university or
are interested in staying in the area
after graduation.
"Compared to renting an
apartment, my house payments
are much cheaper, and my parents
will be able to use the town house
as an investment later on if lchoose
to live here or rent it out to other
students said Jennifer MacNeill,
senior social work major.
However, having a house
requires more responsibility and,
occasionally, more money.
"The main disadvantages of
having a house would be the general
upkeep of the house and the prop-
erty, especially'mowing the lawn.
I also think that utilities are nloie
expensive with houses because of
having to use more electricity for
the rooms Neighbors said.
When looking at apartments,
students have many choices, from
all-inclusive prices that cover
utilities, cable, rent and access to
fitness centers to less expensive
apartments that just include the
basic rent. Typically, prices go up
with the convenience of the com-
plex - the closer to campus or a
direct bus line, the higher the rent.
Most new complexes are also more
expensive, but the older apartment 5
aren't always worn-down and can
sometimes be the best deal.
Realty companies can show you
the variety of choices available,
while searching the classifieds can
also prove successful in locating
your new home.
Apartments do have disadvan-
tages, most of which are under-
standable for living in such small
quarters with lots of neighbors.
"It seems like we don't have
enough room in our apartment for
all of our stuff. There's very little
storage space, and we have every
corner full of boxes or containers.
I would love to have more closets or
space to store things said Brandie
Wilkes, senior social work major.
It can also be difficult to adjust
from living on campus to off
campus housing and being further
away from classes.
"It's sometimes annoying to
have to wait for a bus to take you
back to your apartment instead of
being able to walk right to your
dorm on campus. I miss the con-
venience of living on campus, but
I do like living in an apartment
and having more space compared
to dorm rooms said Ashley Presar,
senior biology major.
Choose your off-campus hous-
ing carefully, and enjoy searching
for your new home.
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Getting ready for a home of your own
Tips for finding the
perfect house, apartment
WENDY CARP
STAFF WRITER
It's almost the time of year when
many students will he trading in the
keys to tiny dorm rooms for the keys
of their first apartment.
Taking the step of true Inde-
pendence by joining the world of
rent payers Is not easy, but with
the right knowledge of the renting
process, you can avoid time loss and
confusion.
Senior Family and Community
Service Maor Lauren Harris said
a key tip to being happy with an
affordable apartment or house In
Greenville Is realizing you have to
make sacrifices and determine what
you need.
A key step that will determine
many other aspects of your apart-
ment life is the choice ol roommate.
The number of roommates will limit
your apartment complex choices.
The number of people
living together will determine
the number of rooms needed,
living with close friends is the route
most renters choose.
Living with people you already
know Is convenient, but the extra
stress of cleaning, hills and sharing
can hurt a friendship.
The individuals must he mature
enough to properly handle any
events that occur. If you don't have a
roommate In mind, apartment com-
plexes such as Pirates Place, Sterling
Manor and Pirates Cove will match
Individuals with roommates that
seem compatible.
Determining necessities such
as proximity to campus, bedroom
size and laundry amenities should
be agreed upon by each room-
mate to ensure that everyone goes
into the rental process happily.
Location Is the second key factor to
take into consideration when choos-
ing an apartment.
Greenville has its area party spots
as well as Its more laid back commu-
nities. Researching the location's his-
tory of break-Ins and noise violations
can give students the hcads-up on
the type of atmosphere a complex
provides.
One factor that Is sometimes
overlooked is safety. When assessing
each possible house or apartment,
you should determine if you would
feel safe alone In the apartment or
walking alone at night through the
parking lot.
"Living with and near college
students has Its advantages, such as
the opportunity to meet new people
and party but If you're the type
of person who likes to go out and
be loud, you don't want to live near
In a community of older residents
who could complain a lot said
Mike Shalhoub, sophomore busi-
ness major.
Students must be aware that all
of Greenville's apartment complexes
and rental agencies require a parent
to co-sign with any person under
the age of 21.
Parental consent Is not only
needed for the renting of the
residency but will also be needed in
order to forego deposits on utilities,
photic and cable. Without a parent's
signature, students can expect to pay
out $125 dollars to have the lights
turned on, in addition to the deposits
for cable and telephone, which carry
hefty Installation fees.
Among the most Important
things to remember when deciding
on an apartment Is the financial debt
that will be Incurred.
Students who opt to live in apart-
ments that Include electricity and are
leased by the year to each individual,
such as Pirate's Cove, should expect
to pay close to $37S per month.
This seemingly costly bill
Includes the rent as well as electric-
ity and Internet. In addition, each
roommate must then split the bills
for food and telephone.
For students who do not choose
to live in complexes that lease by the
Indlvual room, I he average rent for any
two-bedroom apartment ranges from
$400-$600 per month.
The variation In rent is primarily
based on location. Prices will vary
with each complex and area of town.
The advertisement of the Lastgatc Vil-
lage apartment complex, located off
Tenth Street on Moslcy Drive, offers
two bedroom apartments where you
pick your roommates of choice and
non-inclusive, but with cheap util-
ity bills for an average of $303.30 per
month.
Students must read carefully
between the lines of these ads,
however, because they require
one-year lease agreements. It
is rare that complexes offer
anything less than a one-year lease.
Renting is not easy or cheap.
Students who decide to rent must
make sure they can afford the blllsand
a re capable of maturely ha nd I Ing both
the stress and freedom that goes with
11 ng a renter.
Once you sign your name to a
lease, It Is under contract that you
will pay for the bills, regardless. There
is more that goes into renting your first
apartment than just picking out color
l�tterns and decorations.
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Compromise, communication key to roommate relations
What advice do you
have for living with a
roommate?
MARQUITA BANKS
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"Room with someone thai you
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TIAH AUSTIN
SENIOR ECONOMICS MAJOR
"Set the rules at the beginning
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FRESHMAN
COMMUNICATION MAJOR
"Make sure where you pick to live
is convenient
Tips for having a healthy
living environment
AMANDA LINGERFELT
FEATURES EDITOR
When signing a lease to
an off-campus apartment or
house, not only are you commit-
ting yourself to staying in one
location for at least a year, you're
committingyourselftolivingwith
one or more roommates. Picking
your off-campus roommate(s) is
a task that should not be taken
lightly.
"Being friends with someone is
totally different than being room-
mates with someone said Ben
McLawhorn, freshman undecided
major.
"You can be friends with some-
one forever, but you really get to
know how they are after living
with them"
Before signing a lease to an
apartment or house, talk with
your prospective roommate(s) to
figure out wtiat they expect out of
off-campus living.
"The key to getting along is
communication, Talk about some
ot tile possibilities of things that
might happen said Nancy Badger,
training coordinator at the Center
For Counseling and Student Devel-
opment.
Discuss things like bill paying,
grocery shopping and what your
weekday and weekend schedules
will most likely be like. When
you disagree on a topic, see if you
can strike a compromise with the
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then It may be necessary to con-
sider a different roommate.
"The trick to it is to compro-
mise Badger said.
Of course, not all problems
can be dealt with before hand.
Many issues will arise after move-
in day.
"When you get there, be sensi-
tive to the other person's boundar-
ies Badger said
Some roommates may decide
to bring home a pet or take up
smoking. These and other issues
can only be dealt with by respect
and compromise.
"Always be willing to give in
and compromise said Paul Avant,
senior history and English major.
Roommates need to be
respectful of personal property
and space. Some students are
focused entirely on academics,
and others are more focused on
social aspects. It is best to tell your
roommate in a polite and kind way
what you're expecting the apart-
ment or house to be like through
the year.
When having guests over, it's
important to take responsibility
for their actions as well. If a guest
breaks your roommate's dish or
spills something on his or her
couch, it is your ob to repair the
damage.
In apartments, conflicts are
usually about cleaning. Be respect-
ful of your roommate(s), and do
your share of the household chores.
The best way to deal with problems
is communication; deal with prob-
lems one at a time.
Being respectful is one of the
easiest ways to avoid conflict.
"My roommate and I got along
so well because when someone
would call for the other person
we would leave a note saying
who called. Or if one of us was
studying, the other would be quiet
or leave. It was just basically using
courtesy and communicating
said Brent Best, a junior business
maor.
Much like in the dorms, set-
ting up a roommate contract can
be a good way to commit to cer-
tain behaviors. This will outline
what your roommate expects of
you and what you expect of your
roommate.
If you and your roommate
come across a problem you don't
think you can deal with, it may be
necessary to call in an unbiased
negotiator, like a friendly neighbor,
to help you and your roommates
understand each other's point of i
view.
Living with a roommate
for the first time doesn't have
to be a scary thing. Just remember
the three "C's compromising,
consideration and communica-
tion.
lonathan Sortels contributed to this report.
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Making the most
of minimal space
Many storage solutions
available for crammed
dorms, apartments
RACHEL LANDEN
SENIOR WRITER
Moving out on your own can
be one of the most memorable
and exciting events of your col-
lege years. However, with fun and
freedom lie certain aggravations
and frustrations. Fortunately,
with a little organization and
preparation, your apartment room
walls won't close in around you.
For the first few hours of move-in
day, your apartment might seem
pretty small.
Often, students bring too much
with them to school or their new
apartment. Unnecessary items
will never be used - they clutter
up the room and take up space.
"You will never use about half the
Hems that you bring from home
that you're absolutely certain you
will said lilippa Duke, sopho-
more organ performance major.
If you plan ahead and realize your
apartment won't be incomplete
without your life-size Michael
Jordan cutout, you'll find you
have more space for the important
things - like pictures of new friends
and those all-essential textbooks.
If you're sharlnga residence, it helps
to consult your roommate before
move-in so you don't bring the same
items - like a television or stereo.
"I've found that talking to
your roommate first to make
sure you don't duplicate items,
like TVs or microwaves, is
important said Brett Weed,
sophomore biochemistry major.
Of course, when ail else fails
and you still have too much
stuff for your space, storage solu-
tions are for sale at malls and
shopping centers all over town.
One of the most popular storage
items is the underbed box, avail-
able in a variety of sizes and styles.
"As far as storage goes, the amount
of room you have is largely depen-
dent on the way that you decide to
set up your room. For my roommate
and I my freshman year, we were
able to take advantage of the stor-
age space under the beds, which is
suitable for many Rubbermaid
plastic containers Weed said.
They're especially perfect for
storing and protecting cloth-
ing, bedding and towels.
"The long boxes with wheels that go
under the bed are nice Duke said.
Another way to make the most
of the space beneath your bed is
to raise it farther off the ground.
If you cannot loft your bed, you
may raise it by approximately six
inches with proper equipment.
Bed risers are a simple option
for adding additional space
without much effort. Take
off the mattress before you
try to put them underneath.
Although planning ahead and
making a list are helpful ways to
remember the important stuff, the
best guidance comes as a result of
experience. After a couple of days
you'll figure out the stuff you need
the most and quickly settle In.
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Two bedroom:
$465
� No Pets
� Located on
Firetower Road
Appliances
� WasherDryer
connections available
� Dishwasher
� Stove
� Refrigerator
Utilities
�Watersewer
Captain's
Quarters
� One Bedroom, one bath.
Appliances
� Stove
� Refrigerator
� Dishwasher
� Central Heat and
Air Conditioning
� Pets Considered
� Located on the corner of
12th St. and Charles Blvd.
Utilities
� WaterSewer
� Basic Cable
Rents:
� $375 2nd & 3rd floor
� $380 1st floor
he Trellis
� Located on Evans Street
� One. two. or three bedroom apartments
� One bath with one bedroom apartment, two baths with two and three
ments.
Appliances and Utilities
� WasherDryer connections available
� Stove � Dishwasher � Refrigerator
� Icemaker � Microwave � No Pets �WaterSewer
bedroom apart-
Rents:
� One BedOne Bath
$455 Upstairs
$465 Downstairs
� Two BedTwo Bath
$575 Downstairs
$585 Upstairs
� Three BedroomTwo Bath
$675 Downstairs
$690 Upstairs





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Title
The East Carolinian, February 18, 2004
Description
East Carolina's student-run campus newspaper was first published in 1923 as the East Carolina Teachers College News (1923-1925). It has been re-named as The Teco Echo (1925, 1926-1952), East Carolinian (1952-1969), Fountainhead (1969-1979), and The East Carolinian (1969, 1979-present). It includes local, state, national, and international stories with a focus on campus events.
Date
February 18, 2004
Original Format
newspapers
Extent
3cm x 2cm
Local Identifier
UA50.05.06.02.1707
Subject(s)
Spatial
Location of Original
University Archives
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