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for Independent Weekly Vol. 6 Issue 4, Feb 25-Mar 9 1988
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The perception of college cheerleaders tends to focus on female sexuality rather than athleticism. While cheerleaders at Duke University and North Carolina State University maintain the feminine uniforms, they are highly talented athletes who go through intense training programs. Male cheerleaders are also discriminated against, and Duke no longer allows them to participate in the sport.
Melinda Ruley visited elementary, junior high, and high schools in North Raleigh to review school lunch periods. She observed how lunch is a critical time of day when children and teenagers are judged by their peers and worry about being cool. Ruley notes that this situation continues into adulthood.
If Democratic candidates are to win southern votes on Super Tuesday, they must recognize that the South is a diverse region of many cultures, politics, and ideologies. Among the candidates are Michael Dukakis, Albert Gore, Richard Gephardt, and Jesse Jackson.
Ray Barrett devotes his energy to the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America. Barbershop harmony is a quartet group who sing with an emphasis on expanding the sound and making the harmony ring with an old fashioned sound. Barrett has been a barbershopper in the Triangle for ten years and continues to sing in the General Assembly Chorus.