The Pony Express (Carthage, Tex.), Vol. 48, No. 9, Ed. 1 Tuesday, May 5, 1998 Page: 3 of 8
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The Pony Express
Students seek summer job opportunities
by Naomi Staten
School's almost out, and those
planning to attend school in the
fall may want to start saving
money now. For some students,
t! > means working extra hours
this summer. For others, this may
mean trying to find a job.
The job market for college stu-
dents is a little different from high
school kids. The job is just for a
few months, with no guarantee of
returning the following summer.
So what's the easiest job to get
for such a small amount of time?
Flipping burgers, the most
dreaded job of all. But there may
There aren't many snow cone
stands, but this is a great summer
job. Most are air conditioned, the
hours aren't bad, and plenty of
people stop by. In times of bore-
dom, a good book can become a
Students looking for an easy summer job may try flipping burgers for a MacDonald's or Burger King.
Another option is local law
firms. Many firms are willing to
hire temporary secrataries to give
others a vacation.
This, too, may become boring,
but references for the future are
definitely an advantage. The
money is good, and the business
hours are great!
After work there is still plenty
of time to go out, plus weekends
are always free.
Students who are good swim-
mers and are in great shape may
want to think about being a life-
guard. It's a great time to work
on that tan and stay in shape.
Of course, those willing to ap-
ply may want to think about small
screaming children splashing in
the water. I don't know about the
money, but the hours can't be that
Summertime is a great opportu-
nity to enjoy spending money and
save money for the upcoming
Summertime: a time for vaca-
ning; a time for fun; a time for
relaxation; a time for school?!?
While thousands of students
in the sun or work during the
mer break, others take ad-
vantage of the "free time" to
catch up or get ahead in school.
Summer School is a useful option
for many college students and is
oming quite popular.
Panola students plan vacations for summer
by Naomi Staten
This summer, while some stu-
dents may be flipping burgers,
and others may be in summer
school, a lot of students will be
ready for some fun in the sun.
This includes planning a vacation.
Of course, there are places that
are close to home, but who wants
to be close to home? For around
$300, a group of people can have
a great time by the ocean.
People interested in Cancun
may enjoy living it up for seven
nights for $349.75. This price in-
cludes round trip airfare, hotel
accommodations, and round trip
For only three nights, the price
drops to $269.75. That's not a bad
deal for one of the hottest spots
for college tourists.
Another hot spot is Orlando,
Florida. Orlando is in the center
of Florida's most popular attrac-
tions. Universal Studios Florida,
Sea World, Cocoa Beach, and of
course, the Walt Disney World
Resort aren't too far away.
At an average price of $300, sun
worshipers can stay for seven
nights. Not only is the hotel ac-
commodations and round trip air-
fare included in this price, but
there is an admission to Wet 'n
Wild as well.
This price can be lowered if
someone wants to drive. It takes
about ten hours and may be well
worth the time and effort. And
on this trip, there's no need for a
Hey mon! Think about Jamaica!
This is a pretty expensive trip, but
some people, like Terry McMillan,
seem to think it's well worth the
For three nights and round trip
airfare, the price range starts at
around $300. The price can vary
depending on the departure date.
Vacations out of the country re-
quire a passport. These usually
take a month to acquire, so it's
smart to plan early for these trips.
None of the prices above in-
cluded meals, so it may be a good
idea to have plenty of spending
While planning a vacation, stu-
dents should pack according to the
climate and area where vacation-
ing. For most summer trips it is
traditional to pack a bathing suit,
sunglasses, a new attitude and
plenty of sunscreen.
Literature trip to Europe slated for July
by Michelle Nevill
A group of Panola students are
set to enjoy a trip across North-
ern Europe touring various
sights with the traveling British
The trip, a 16-day tour through
the heart of the English language,
will include stops in England,
Ireland, and Scotland. Those
traveling in the group will earn
six hours' credit in British Litera-
The group will leave July 29
and fly to London where they
will tour famous landmarks in-
cluding Big Bend, Houses of Par-
liament, and Westminster Abbey.
Other Points of interest along
the England leg will include a
visit to Stonehenge and Hamp-
ton Court Palace, the home of
Henry VIII's Tudor Palace.
Afterwards, the students will
ferry across to Ireland and visit
the famous Blarney Castle, home
'of the Blarney Stone. Then, it is
on to the Ring of Kerry, a 126-mile
tour including Killarney's spar-
There will aslo be a walking
tour of Dublin, including visits to
St. Patrick's Cathedral and the
home of the Book of Kells, Trinity
Traveling across the Irish Sea,
the group will make a stop in
Wales and visit Caernarfon Castle
and tour through Snowdonia Na-
tional Park. A stop in Grasmere's
Lake District area and on to
Wordsworth's Dove Cottage.
Students in the group will also
head to Scotland for a tour of
Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Pal-
ace, and Duke of Roxburghe's
Floors Castle. There will also be
an evening showcasing Scottish
The tour will wind down with
a trip through central England to
enjoy York Minster, home of the
largest collection of medieval
stained glass. The group will pass
by Robin Hood's Sherwood forest
on the way to the modem cathe-
dral of Coventry. A highlight of
the tour will include a visit to
Shakespears's Stratford, for a
tour of his birthplace and on to
Anne Hathaway's Thatched
Before leaving, the group will
spend it's last day in Europe
touring Oxford's Divinity Room
of Bodleian Library and visiting
royal Windsor Castle and they
will arrive home on August 14.
The tour is guided by CHA,
Cultural Heritage Alliance, a
company that has specialized in
student trips to Europe since
By visiting the historical sights
of these European countries, the
Panola student group will
achieve an enriched learning ex-
perience that surpasses the nor-
mal classroom experience.
Panola group leader, Mrs.
Buchanan, feels that such a trip
will provide enlightenment for
every student involved. She
said, "This course offers the op-
portunity for enriched learning."
or summer pastime
by Wendy L. Moore
Summer school scheduling, in
:ost colleges and universities,
offers most classes that are of-
d in the fall and spring. In
smaller schools, however, mainly
basic classes are offered during
summer sessions. Panola falls
under this category.
There are two summer school
sessions: Summer I and Summer
II, much like the spring and fall
"In summer school,
the tests are easier be-
cause you just learned
the information and
don't have enough
time to forgett."
The idea behind a summer
ool class is to pack an entire
ester of information into a six
week period. For some students,
die short time period is ideal. The
intensity forces them to disregard
procrastination and do the work
Heather Reynolds, a student
who took summer school be-
tween her freshman and sopho-
more years said, "In summer
school, the tests are easier be-
cause you just learned the infor-
mation and don't have enough
time to forget."
There are many benefits to
"summer schooling." A student
can retake classes he previously
did badly in or just take a couple
of basics. This helps a student
concentrate more on the non-ba-
sic courses in the actual school
In most cases, summer school
classes are noticeably smaller.
This could help those who learn
slowly by providing them with a
closer student/teacher relation-
Drawbacks are few, but impor-
tant. Summertime, for most, is a
time for relaxation and fun. Some
even work extra hours to pay the
expenses of the semesters to
come. Those who attempt sum-
mer school, have to give up most
of these options. Instead of re-
laxing in the sun or flipping some
extra burgers, they spend hours
in the classroom and study in
their spare time.
Is it worth the effort? One can
never tell. For everyone it's dif-
ferent. Some like to relax now
and study later. Some like to
study now and get to the 'big pay
back" sooner. In any case, it's the
individual's choice and summer
school is offered for the conve-
nience of those who need it.
New edition of Intaglio hits bookstore shelves
by Brad Pounds
Express Assistant Editor
The third edition of Intaglio, the
campus literary magazine, is on
sale now, according to Intaglio
editor Amy Durham.
The magazine, which made its
debut in the spring of 1996, is a
collection of student, faculty and
alumni submissions. The works
include prose, poetry, and photog-
The name of the publication
was selected because of its mean-
ing: an engraving or incised fig-
ure in stone. The significance of
the name is that it indicates that
the magazine is a permanent im-
pression of the thoughts, talents,
and aspirations of the students at
The magazine is sponsored by
Mrs. Mary Nell King and Mrs.
Students may obtain copies of
Intaglio through the bookstore or
by contacting King or Boland.
Copies cost $5.00 each.
Durham said she is very proud said. "I've seen similar projects
of this year's edition. published by universities that do
"This is a truly outstanding and not by any means exceed what we
impressive publication," Durham have right here at Panola."
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