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Big red tape
University students have long suffered through bureaucracy,
red tape and long lines during the first week of school. However,
as school opened last week the lines got longer and the red tape
became more snarled.
Lines of new students, waiting to pick up their student
identification cards, stretched for blocks outside the Nebraska
Union last week. To avoid a smiliar tie-up next year, the freshmen
ID's should be mailed to the students.
While the lines to pick up ID's grew, the drop and add lines
lines shrunk. This pleasant surprise was due to a week period of
free drop and add before school started. The week of drop and
add greatly simplified registration problems and should be
continued every semester.
But there was more red tape last week than just picking-up ID
cards and changing class schedules. Hundreds of students went to
the ticket office with their freshly retrieved ID's to purchase
football tickets only to find that the ticket cupboard was bare.
The shortage was created when the athletic department was
told that there would be an increase of 1,000 students this
semester. The athletic department reserved enough tickets to
accomodate the expected enrollment increase, but later figures
showed than an additional 800 students had enrolled.
The mix-up left 700 students on a waiting list to buy football
tickets. The athletic department now reports those 700 students
will receive tickets for at least the last four home games.
Theoretically, the football games are played for the benefit of
the students. Next year the athletic department should take steps
to insure that every students can obtain a ticket before filling
The red tape of picking up ID's, processing class changes and
purchasing football tickets are good examples of a much larger
problem-the depersonalization of a large university.
The Council on Student Life, which deals with the student's
out-of-the classroom activities, studied ways to make the
academic experience more personal last year. However, the
Council took no formal action, but is expected to consider the
subject again this year. In addition, ASUN is now considering
hiring an ombudsman to help students cut through the
This year the Council. ASUN and University officials should
come up with some proposals to personalize the student's
educational experience as well as cut some of the University's red
tape. After all, students really are more than just social security
numbers. Gary Seacrest
Amidst all the hassles of buying a football ticket, a parking
ticket, getting registered, patching up schedules in drop and add
lines, getting the right colored sticker for the back of your
student ID, getting moved in. rushing the right persons for your
house, getting to know new people on campus, deciding to go to
class, and starting on the endless burden of homework, students
sometimes lose sight of what actually is happening on campus.
The University is not solely composed of all the
aforementioned subordinate clauses, but has just about anything
a new or old student could want. Some of the more pleasant
things being planned for this year on campus are being engineered
The key word is awareness. If we were to become totally
aware of our surroundings we would find that there are easily
enough of these diversions to offset the hassles that always come
about at this time of year withing: the University community.
Students themselves are now working on weekend films,
foreign films, a Time Out conference in Octobers, expanding the
student record store, planning a charter flight to Europe over the
Christmas interim session, proposing educational reform, selecting
student appointees to faculty committees, planning a World in
Revolution Conference for next spring, and publishing The Daily
Nebraskan. It would be much easier to list the bad experiences
one could be availed to here than to come up with an exhaustive
list of what is now and will be happening.
As mentioned before, awareness if the key. Committing one's
self to a wide variety of experiences is what this campus is about.
Once awareness of opportunities is gained then the trip is no
longer academic, but almost downhill. Look at those bulletin
boards in your living units. Study that poster you ripped off to
put up in your room. Read that newspaper or entertainment
guide that you grabbed because it was free. Learn about the often
times futile efforts of students government.
With this accomplished, then participation is the logical move
to make. The education you have been brought up to seek and
cherish is not always gained in the classroom, just as it isn't
usually garnered in a long line facing the administration building.
Student leaders and participants generally agree that is a task is
accomplished, be it organizational or personal, the most tangible
end result is not its success, but the experience gained, and
satisfaction reaped from doing just that task.
We all agree that there are a lot of things that need to be done
on this campus. OL, lets do then. Be aware, participate, start
doing, and learn. We might just get an education in the process.
HEW says it's coming .
Mr. iNixon says it probably won't . . .
The Supreme Court says yes, no ami iiiajlie . . .
Gov. Wallace says if it comes, throw a brick at it
Some of you might
remember the article
"Gourmet Recipes for
Apartment Dwellers" that I
wrote several months ago for
this newspaper. It contained
some fine tasty recipes, like for
Grape Kool-Aid Ice Cubes and
chocolate egg nogs, but I have
since progressed to greater
Now don't take it that I
have quit making the cubes or
chocolate egg nogs, but it's just
that I decided to start using
some technology with my
cooking efforts, this
technology being fire. I have
always had this fascination
with fire, doing such things as
making stink bombs in the
basement and dumping all the
chemicals in my chemistry set
together and then watching the
There are several
fundamental rules about the
use of fire. These fundamentals
are quite evident Ifs always
best to have a fire burning
where it won't catch other
things on fire, like yourself,
your house, your dog unless
you're big on hors de'oeuvres.
That is to say, it is best to
build fires in fireplaces and
stoves, rather than in the
middle of your floor or in your
For fireplaces and stoves,
many things can be used to start
fires with. I personally have
found that Omaha World
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Heralds, letters from Senators,
Three Dog Night album
covers, and copies of Love
Story make particularly good
kindling. For those of you who
live in modern homes and
apartments, this is not a
problem, for you have gas and
Once this major problem is
solved, the rest is easy. All you
have to do now is decide what
to eat, then kill it, cook it, and
eat it. Two of my favorite
recipes using fire are
hard-boiled eggs and cooked
I'll start off with boiled
eggs. I prefer eggs by poultry
but if you're real hard up,
reptile eggs will do. First, start
the fire, keeping the
instructions in mind. After this
is done, find some eggs, a pan
that will not melt, and some
water. Put the water in the pan
and then put that on the fire.
By this time the fire should
be roaring. When the water
starts boiling, put the eggs in, if
you can get that close.
Otherwise, you're out of luck.
After a while, mosey, on
over (Festus says that on i
Gunsmoke, Matt Dillon's show.
Matt is Bob's brother) and take
the eggs out. If you have weak
bones, leave the shells on the
eggs and eat them. If not,
de-shell them and eat them
whole. If these eggs start
hatching themselves while
cooking, then you have
another problem, which will be
considered next cooked meat.
The first thing you'll have
to do here is to select the meat
you wish to eat. If you live in
the backwoods, like Beaver
Crossing, I guess you're stuck
with whatever kind of animals
hang around your abode.
(Read adobe if in Arizona.)
But if you are lucky enough
to live in one of the larger
cities like Grand Island or
Lincoln, you'll find that the
supermarkets have quite a
selection and for reasonable
prices pig snout goes for 13
cents a pound at Hinky Dinky
and Alpo goes for 10 cents a
For you carnivores or
whatever other creatures of the
night you might be, you would
probably prefer your meat
semi-raw. If this is the case,
just dash it over the fire a few
times until you are satisfied it
is dead. Then eat.
For those of us who are
more civilized, stick the meat
in a pan and put it on the fire.
When the meat starts to smoke,
you'll know it's done.
For my next article, I will
cover 'Technology and the
Modern Shopper." One thing I
will cover is how modern
technology has perfected white
enriched bread to such a great
extent that you can't even
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 81971
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