March 2009, Radionian NEWS Page 9
JCJC Faces Budget Cuts Blackwell “My favorite song is ‘Folsom
Prison Blues’ by Johnny Cash
because my dad used to listen to
there to make us feel happy, sad,
angry or all of these emotions at
By: Stacey Williams
News Editor that record when I was five years These were just a few different
from page 7 old and it reminds me of those people and their opinions.
The country has hit hard times,” Kelly said. My favorite song happens
I agree with you Ashley! We were also curious to find to be ‘Hey Jude’ by the Beatles.
times. With economic stimulus As most students know, Jim
packages being bandied about, as to why Mr. Kelly was so fond Every time I hear it, no matter
Kelly is usually hard at work of Johnny Cash. how I feel or where I am at, it
many once successful stores on campus as vice president of
closing left and right, and jobs “Johnny’s deep voice is makes me feel like dancing!
academic affairs, but in his spare the poetry of Americana, in my However, don’t worry; I
being lost daily, it is no wonder time, he is quite the Johnny Cash
that colleges are suffering as opinion,” he said. won’t make any of you endure my
Many college vehicles are staying parked because of fan. There are so many songs out lack of coordination.
Mississippi community recent budget cuts at JCJC. Photo by Joseph Gibbons
colleges, on average, get 60 arts center, have also been put on problem. first also. first child.
percent of their funding from
state and local sources. Therefore,
when the state is facing hard
The school is also working
to make sure that all students’
“We had the highest rate of
uncollected tuition of students
than ever before,” said Smith. “So,
Names In March, “ER” star
Parminder Nagra and her husband
With so many celebrities
expecting a child or creating crazy
photographer James Stenson are baby names, the baby boom is
times, so are the colleges. scholarships are being put to better unfortunately we had to tighten from page 7 expecting along with “Spiderman” definitely a popular trend among
JCJC has had to take many use, after it was discovered that up. Students must pay their bills star Toby Maguire and his wife them.
cuts this past year to deal with the students were getting duplicated before they register unless there Jennifer. I don’t know about you, but
affects of the ailing economy. scholarship money. are extenuating circumstances.” In April, “The Bachelor” In June, “Gossip Girl’s” I wouldn’t want my mommy and
“We’ve suspended travel “We will be streamlining Smith’s goal for next year Andrew Firestone and his wife Kelly Rutherford and her husband daddy to name me something like
for this year, some expenditures better use of the scholarship is to reduce overall budget Luana Bazllovic are having their Daniel Giersch are expecting their Fifi Trixibelle.
relating to budget for commodities monies,” said Smith. “The expenditures. This year there has
and equipment,” said President scholarships will be more efficient been a five percent cut.
Jesse Smith. “We have also in how the college will manage “Our goal is to present to the However, you should know When you do not drink, there
reduced our marketing budget
Many jobs are also being
board a budget ten percent leaner
than last year,” Smith said. “What Grades what your limits are before you go
is more of a chance you will just
be tired the next day, not hung
Because of the travel budget re-evaluated on campus. The we’re trying to do, by these 5. Be responsibe. When you over.
cuts, several student organizations, expected result is to reduce the budget cuts, is to keep tuition as from page 7 go out, you should always have a Just remember, be a
such as the Livestock Judging overall number of employees. low as possible.” designated driver. responsible adult and keep a clear
Team and the Philosophy Club, “We have not replaced Mississippi recently received for the notes you missed while If you do not drink, then offer head.
were unable to take trips that had several positions that have been a $5 billion budget to spend on you were sleeping off the night to be the DD, you could save a If you use these suggestions
been scheduled. Other trips have vacated just for naturalization,” education, among other things. A before. friend’s life. in the right way, you can have an
been significantly streamlined said Smith. “Next year, anyone decision on how to use that money 4. Make good decisions. If Also, take turns with friends eventful college career with good
including the Concert Choir’s that retires, we’re not going to has not yet been reached. you know you can go out and make when choosing the DD. If you grades and a great future ahead of
spring break tour. replace them. Some faculty will “If the budget appropriated yourself go home at a reasonable know you need to get up in the you!
The $17 million in new retire and come back part-time.” from state legislature is less than hour, then by all means, have a morning for class no matter what, Have a great time and happy
construction and renovations, Many unpaid dues at there will be more cuts to come,” good time. then take one for the team. outings!
and the plans for a new liberal the college were also a major Smith said.
JC holds first Mardi Gras ball Henry
Henry said. “I tell myself ‘this too “You(must) have the desire
shall pass’ and when I feel like to know the whens, wheres, hows,
giving up, I think about how it and whys of the world around
From Special Reports Sponsoring a Mardi Gras will be over soon enough.” you,” she said.
Ball was a first for most of the from page 6 This strong will and Henry believes that another
On February 7, Jones clubs. determination has brought her a important characteristic needed is
County Junior College hosted its “I was very nervous because Many may wonder why any long way already. a good imagination. By exhibiting
first Mardi Gras Ball in the C.L. this was the first event of this person would go through this kind It is obvious that Henry has these characteristics, many can
Neil Student Center. The ball kind,” MCSO co-sponsor Mrs. of stress. Henry admitted that big plans for her future. Her love gather that in takes a special
was a fundraiser for the Anna Rochelle Dahmer said. “I was she, too, sometimes loses focus for inventing has helped her to person to be an engineer. She said
Knight Memorial Scholarship, very nervous because this was the and wonders why she is putting choose an amazing, interesting that her career choice is special to
established in 2008, to be awarded first event of this kind. We didn’t herself through this. Then, she career choice. her because is suites her character
to a nursing or education major really know what to expect, but it refocuses on her priorities. Henry said that this career and personality. After all, in
transferring to a senior college. exceeded our expectations.” “I always look to the future path requires a curious, driven Henry’s words, “Engineering
Several clubs sponsored Students definitely had a King and Queen of the Mardi and how my life will be so much person who enjoys problem does make the world go round in
the event, including the Multi- good time. Gras Ball, John Taylor and better for earning my degree,” solving. a sense.”
Cultural Student Association, “I really enjoyed the Alaina Clapp. Photo by Tammy
the Non-Traditional Student dance,” said Sandra Carpenter, Townsend.
Association, the Philosophy NTSA president. “It was great
Club, the English Honor Society, to see administrators and faculty said. “Students of all ages danced
and the Creative Writing Club. interact with students in a relaxed the night away for a good cause,
Club sponsors and student environment. This was a great student scholarships. Attendees
volunteers worked on decorating way to have fun and raise money had so much fun. We look
the banquet hall with Mardi Gras to help students.” forward to next year’s ball.”
finery provided by faculty, staff, Several generous donors Attendees elected Alaina
students and volunteers. provided food for the evening’s Clapp and John Taylor as JCJC
“It was a blast,” MCSO festivities. Donors included Mardi Gras king and queen for
club sponsor Tammy Townsend Linda Howard, the Alice Cafe, 2009. The special guest of honor
said. “I’ve never seen a group Coca-Cola of Laurel, the Physical was Florence Blaylock, Anna
of students and faculty have Therapy Clinic of Columbia and Knight’s niece.
more fun. It would be hard to say the sponsoring clubs. Anyone interested in
which group, students, faculty, “The first Mardi Gras Ball contributing to the Anna Knight
Scholarship may do so through
or staff, had the best time. Our was an amazing success,” Diane
faculty and staff can dance!” Williams, sponsor of the NTSO, the JCJC Foundation.
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