Abilene Christian College - Prickly Pear Yearbook (Abilene, TX)

 - Class of 1983

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Abilene Christian College - Prickly Pear Yearbook (Abilene, TX) online yearbook collection, 1983 Edition, Page 78
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Freshmen If dorm walls could talk . . . Traditions have been handed down through the genera- tions, but none are as annoying, exasperating or fun as those that are passed inside the dormitories. And each year freshmen add a new twist to the established door slams, water balloon fights and stereo wars. Most of the jokes were not new to the school but only to the incoming generation of proud pranksters. "I get most of my ideas from upperclassmenj' confided one freshman resi- dent of Edwards dorm. When incoming freshmen were told about all the wild times in the dorm, nobody bothered to mention the reasons behind these quests for excitement: boredom, overcoming homesickness or just a great sense of humor. They would find that out their sophomore year. Home seemed so far away and all its regulations were a thing of the past. Unfortunately, dorm regulations were not. For every one of the rules set down by parents at home students could count on learning to abide, or break, that many rules - if not more - at their ACU dorm homes. To most freshmen the hardest part of living in a dorm was the curfew, but for a few even that wasn't a problem. "I think curfew's okay," said Kenda Childes, "I always went to bed at nine anyway." Cindy Tinsley saw curfew and several other dorm rules as a hindrance to maturing. "If they would put some trust in us it would help," she said. "They are trying to teach us discipline, but it's theirs, not ours." The women of McKinzie dorm never experienced the problem of running out of hot water. Nothing less than scalding water ever boiled out. Always thrifty, the men werent ones to let a half dozen showers stand idle when a flick of the wrist could transform a bathroom into a fair replica of a club steam room. "We don't let anybody in without a towel," Tommy Dollard said firmly. When pennying doors shut lost its challenge, a quick survey among freshman women about topics like the defini- tion of "lip," or which way women prefer to tilt their head when being kissed, could provide ample entertainment. Someday, in the not too distant future, you'll be talking to a friend and say, "Do you remember when we were in the dorm and . . - Amy Haweld 5 . , sg, . p N ss' gl Ill ill il! wma Ng, Q ..,.... V X.. , ' Y xii ' F ,, r ' wg " i rl ....,. Top: Earl Van Bremer takes a break to play his guitar. Middle: David Booth studies on his top bunk in Mebee dormitory. Bottom left: Marsha Rodgers tries to explain why she was late tor curfew. Bottom right: Cindy Ulibarri, Deborah Cassady, Jeans Walren and Donna Henderson enioy snacks at e Christmas party in McKinzie dormitory. 74 f Freshmen 'QP 3 5 . E

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