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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
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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
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Christmas party in McKinzie
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