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December 7, 1970     The Borah Senator
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December 7, 1970

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PAGE 2 THE BORAH SENATOR, BOISE, IDAHO lights and windows are all results of the reckless driving and vandalism problems which have resulted from discourteous and immature drivers at Borah. In an attempt to promote some student control over the unlawful and dangerous driving and parking habits of some Borahites, ASB officer Cathy Thompson and some members of the Judicial Directorate are currently investigating the possibility of setting up a student court system where students could be fined by officers of the 00oopste matm eserve s% en pport With the closing of a thoroughly successful gridiron season, Borah spirit seems to be at its peak. The basketball and wrestling seasons are now beginning and the spirit and support should continue. Both sports are of equal importance and need the full support of the Borah student body. Last year's varsity cagers went 22-3, and produced some remarkable players under the guidance of Coach Terry Conley. This year's team looks equally qualified and dangerous to the opposition. Certainly the potential is there. The Lion wrestling team at the same time looks potent with seven returning Lettermen. In the past wrestling has not received all the support due. It is not by any means a minor sport and shouldn't be treated as such. This year 17 matches are scheduled with the State Tournament being held at Boise State College Feb. 18-19-20. If our teams are to strive for a successful season, they will need the same spirit and enthusiastic support shown during the football season. DECEMBER 7, 1970 - dent court system explored :;to Counselors' Corner Sideswipes, rear end collisions, broken hJeadlights, tail court for certain driving and parking offenses. The student Seniors: Representatives Club. membership participation suffers court would be directly controlled by the Judicial Directorate and would also handle assembly disturbances and littering fines. The possibility of a court system came to the attention of Student Council members who attended a recent conference in Minico. Caldwell high school currently is using such a system. Student sergeants, appointed by the Judicial Directorate, issue tickets for parking violations and assembly disruptions. The student then has the choice of either paying his fine or taking his case before the student court. The proposed system for Borah would work similar to the one already in operation in Caldwell. Some sort of control over the parking lot must begin in the near future, since the number of student drivers increases with each year. The student court system may be the only possible way to control it, however if the court is formed it should have the approval of the majority of the Borah student body and must be set up as a feasible system that the students will accept. Audience seemingly accepts accusations made by Smith During a recent speaking engagement in Boise, Mr. Charles E. Smith, who was sponsored by the John Birch Society, labeled many of the government- and community-sponsored programs designed for the unlifting of man's social conditions as communist plots to overthrow the U.S. government. He even went so far as to accuse such respected conservatives as President Nixon and Governor Reagan of being communists involved in this plot. Perhaps the most appalling aspect of these accusations is that many of those in his audience seemed to accept without question the things Mr. Smith said. Freedom of speech and freedom of the press have long been the backbone of the democratic structure in this country. However, these freedoms should not be misused. Even though speakers like Mr. Smith have the right tosay what they wish, it is the responsibility of people in the audience to listen to more than one side and be governed by reason before making up their minds. Borahites have opportunity to participate in rescues The recent tragedy in East Pakistan, a killer cyclone and tidal waves which ravaged the land and left a death toll that is expected to reach 300,000, has left many thousands homeless and starving. We here at Borah have the opportunity to participate in rescue and life-saving operations at work in the country. Several church groups and city organizations are currently working to collect clothing and blankets which can be sent to East Pakistan. Clubs and student organizations at Borah are urged to participate in these collections. from the following colleges will be at Borah this month: Dec. 10 9:00 Colorado Women's College, Denver Dec. 11 10:00 University of Denver Dec. 15 l l :00 Whitman Col- lege, Walla WaUa, Washington Dec. 17 10:00 WestPoint Dec. 17 ll:00 Annapolis Navel Academy Dec. 18 10:00 WestPoint Dec. 30 ll:00 Claremont Colleges, California (Pamona, Scripps) Senior boys must register for the selective service upon reaching their 18th birthday. Mrs. Etychison can register students. Students planning to take the Feb. 20 ACT test should register between Nov. 23 and Jan. 18. Students planning to take the Jan. 9 SAT test must have their registration forms in by Dec.. 9. m, l The Rules... The Senator encourages reader response from all students, faculty members, administrators, parents and citizens. To qualify for publication: I. Letters should be no more than 150 words in length or one double spaced typed page. 2. Letters must be submitted to the editor no later than Friday of the week before publication. 3. Letters must be signed. If for some reason a reader does not wish his name to appear on a letter, he must consult the editor and adviser so his name can be held on fde. Subscribe? If you know a Borah grad who would like to keep posted on what's happening, tall him he can buy a subscription to the Senator for just $2. They make great gifts too. r === Letter [City streets termed 'city dump' I Editor: was enough to make people sick the city dump?). It looked like The citizens of Boise, Idaho should be ashamed! ! know I am. Did you take a good look at Capital Boulevard and town after the Fairyland Parade'? It . t e.EOCE To T:C/-t'T UNRPosm6. (gNsT 9ocLu'0000o00y and visitors mark Boise on their road maps in order to avoid it in the future. Litter from the Fairyland Parade despoiled the streets of our fair city (or should we call it tl Ro.z)T00a-r ]ACY,...... we had no pride in keeping America beautiful. It would have been easy to put a paper bag in the car and to use that instead of the streets for a garbage can. The Fairyland Parade was beautiful, but the after affects were disgraceful! What has happened to our pride and love of country? Have we tossed it out the window? Jeannette Scholfield The membership and degree of participation and involvement in many of the clubs, sports and activities at Borah has fallen considerably this year. Biology Club only recently began with a very limited number of participants, Political Science Club was slow in starting because of lack of members. The girls hockey team could not participate in any matches with other schools because only a handful of players went out for the sport. And many other organizations have had to rely on only a few workers to carry off club oroiects. This lack of interest has stemmed partly as a result of the block scheduling which, while enabling students to hold part-time jobs, has resulted in many students leaving school at noon or shortly thereafter, not allowing time for extra curricular activities. However, the lack of interest may also be the fault of the club itself. What student is willing to give up his spare time to sit through dull or uninteresting meetings for clubs that never really participate in any worthwhile projects. Just as it is the prime responsibility of the schools to train the youth to become productive assets to the community, it is the responsibility of the clubs and school activities to stem interest in community and national affairs. School clubs should be oriented towards accomplishing meaningful and worthwhile activities in which students would be willing to get involved. If the clubs can be made more appealing to students through interesting, worthwhile projects and meetings, the membership would than likel' increase. THE RE PeiEE NIT/(i'W i OF THE :)EO[:t..- ,r AI00 A 00rRok,/ mSP,00.- 00TIO400L xHov y % THE SENATOR 6001 Cassia - Boise, Idaho 83705 All American 1968, 6p,, 70 CSPA Meddilt 1968, 69 U of I General Excellence 1966, 67, 69 Published bi-weekly by The Emmett Messenger Subscription rates: $2.00 per school year Edtttr in chief . Helen Christenscn Assoc. Editor .. Barb Bridwell Starts Edr ..... Bill Michels Adviser ....... Mrs. Jthll ISue %