The HSU Brand (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 68, No. 6, Ed. 1, Friday, October 17, 1980 Page: 2 of 12
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OCTOBER 17 1980
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Its that time of year again. Papers are due tests seem to pop up
every day and and the assignments are about to drown every student
on campus. The grades seem to be going under water (below C level)
and the presures of just keeping up are crowding in.
It seems like everyone goes through these hard times and although
many are suffering it always seems like We are alone during our down
times. It Is in times like these that friends are needed. One can not ex-
pect to go through life without having someone to trust and confide in.
Everyone needs a release from the everyday presures that build up.
When was the last time you stoped long enough to listen not just
hear the problems and hurts of a friend?
Friends are the glue holding the world together when times get
rough. A friend is a person you can count on when everyone turns on
you and he is one who wants the best for you at all cost. Are you this
kind of friend?
So often on this campus individuals do not care for one another as
they should. We refer to mere acquaintances as friends but we know
that in a time of need they will not be near. The students faculity and
administration need to cultivate friendships that form lasting bonds.
When was the last time you had a long friendly talk with a professor or
even Dr. Fletcher or another administrative offical?
Those students who are outgoing need to stop gathering with other
outgoing people and start meeting introverted students on the cam-
pus. Likewise the introverts need to get out of their dorm rooms and
meet other people. HSU claims to be a family but is it? Is there a real
family bond on this campus? I believe it is time we try to create this
type of atmosphere on campus.
If Hardin-Simmons is going to continue to be strong the people
here must begin to care about others and be sympathetic to each
other's needs. Do you really care about the person next to you in your
eight o'clock class or do you even know the name of the person
seated next to you in chapel?
Stop and look deep inside yourself. Are you guillty of having an
apathetic view of your fellow students? If we all work together we
can make HSU a real family but to do so everone must make a
sacrifice. We must bond ourselves together and press toward the
mark of excellence.
. I! i ? Brand a non-profit campus newspaper of Hardin-Simmons University
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Editor PWI Hamilton
Arts Editor Cheryl Anthony
Religion Editor Ruea Noland
8port Editor Randy Hytton
Assistant Sporta Editor David Kahle
Woman'a Sport Tart Mclntoah
Bualnaaa Managar Cttrla Bftgman
Atalatant Bualneia Manaoer Glenn Cummlne
Advancing Aulstant Karen Brown
Stall Writer..- Dabbla Sandara
SUIfWritaf Steven Winkler
Stall Writar Sharoryn Pattaraon
Staff Writer RltaOeyer
Staff Writar .. Kathy Hughe
Stall Writar " Jonn Cummin
Stall Writer .' '..' David Zytbetuden
Special Feature '.; KathyToel
Photography Coordinator ."..' David Kent
SUlf Photographer DevW Petersen
SUII Photographer..... . Metenle Hartwefl
Stall Photographer Bobbin Lane
Faculty Advlwr . ..... Randy Amwtrong
Queen finalist selected
By PHIL HAMILTON
Voting took place yesterday to
select the girl who will become the
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1980-81 University Queen of
Hardin-Simmons University. The
queen which will have her corna-
tion during a special chapel ses-
sion on November 6 will serve the
university in several areas. She
along with her court will take part
in the annual Rodeo Parade
Parent's Day and Homecoming
The process of selecting the
University Queen began late last
month when nomination were ac-
cepted from the students. A total
of 50 people had to sign a petition
in favor of a candidate for a senior
girl to be nominated. Following
the accepting of the nominations
an election was held for those girls
who had been nominated.
The ballot for the October 7 elec-
tion carried 13 nominees while on
ly five girls would be selected to
compete for the title. Among those
nominated and place on the ballot
were Linda Blakeley Evelina
Castro Carolyn Estell Robbin Rib-
ble Barbara Faucett and Cheryl
Gregory. Nancy Odneal Kat Coff-
man Mary Helen Seilbt Nancy
Chege Jan Story Celeste Rainy
and Shannon Roberts were also
among those girls nominated for
When all of the votes had been
counted it was Kay Coffman Rob-
bin Ribble Barbara Faucett Linda
Blakeley and Jan Story that had
been selected as finalist for the
honor. One of these girls will be
the new University Queen while
the others will become part of her
court and will be recognized as
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son on the Hardin-Simmons cam-
pus as she takes part in several
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The HSU Brand (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 68, No. 6, Ed. 1, Friday, October 17, 1980, newspaper, October 17, 1980; Abilene, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth98968/m1/2/: accessed December 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Hardin-Simmons University Library.