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October 23, 1986     Bellevue College
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October 23, 1986

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Ile2 Bellevue Community College Opinion Oct.23, 1986 Illl Editorial The office of Disabled Student Services (A102) is a tiny cubicle where two dedicated people work to improve academic life for certain students at the College. Harold Van Auken, coordinator, and Shirley Elbert, advisor, spend a lot of time contemplating money. They need a pile of cash as soon as possible to realize a longtime goal. Their goal is to see electric doors installed at College. Last week the Advocate (Vol. XXII, No. 2) ran the headline, "Funds open doors for handicapped," and featured a story about ASBCC efforts to raise money for the purchase of automatic doors. The fact of the matter is Van Auken and Elbert started fundraising efforts long before anybody else hopped on the bandwagon, and it is their continued focus which has drawn the attention of others to the need for power-actuated doors on campus. Another fact of the matter is the $22,000 required to install automatic doors in the student union, library and bookstore. While Van Auken and Elbert have steadily chipped away at this figure by assisting disabled students in various fundraising activities, and the Bellevue Kiwanis have donated $2,100, the bulk of the dollars are yet to be found. It is time for those members of the College Community with access to cash to come forward with the remainder of the needed funds, instead of compassion and talk. Only this kind of support will finish the job started by Van Auken and Elbert. Letters to the Editor To The Editor, AHH yes, another year at BCC (Bellevue Country Club if you must ). It seems almost like yesterday that I was in fashion, with my overpriced Reeboks, Generra pants and Nordstrom sweaters. All of which are long gone. The Reeboks gasped their last breath in the spring, the Generras seemed to go in the second or third wash, the Nordstrom sweaters faded faster than Duran Duran and I'm still paying the 19% interest on my Visa which purchased the garbage! So tell me, why is it that we're so desperately clinging to fashion crazes like "Refrigerator" Perry in Madonna's spandex? How come I have to style my hair with a blow-torch just to get girls to look at me? Is this where we choose between fashion and education? Do people really eat Jalape- neo peppers? I often look at the girls around this school and really wonder what goes through their minds. I see beautiful girls wearing 4" pumps, lace stockings, high-cut skirts and loose fitting blouses . . . in 40 DEGREE WEATHER!I! And then they act as if they're too sophisticated for you. You say 'hi' to a girl and she bills you. I can't decide if some of these girls are here for credit, or a medal. Have you noticed how Bellevue girls walk with there noses in the air? They use umbrellas on rainy days so they won't drown. If you're thoroughly confused on what to wear to school and, like me, you've given up on fashion, simply go to the nearest clothing store and get yourself a flesh pair of Levis. Just throw them out before they get fashionably faded. David & Carter Ed. Note: Mae West, the late American actress, playwright and scenarist, said she liked two kinds of men, foreign and domestic. The Aevocme Editor, q Anderson Managing Editor, Kola Lawal News Editor, Brian Humphrey Senior Staff Photographer, Brian Humphrey Photography Editor, Mex Washington Copy Editor, John Larson Production Manager, Kit McGlone Telecommunications Specialist, D.L Whitehead On Deck Editor, Kit McGlone Reporters, Erik Peterson, Molly Curran, Mike Magruder, AnthonyJ. Blikre, Kathy Maynard, Ruth Spann q Andcftu)n, Kit McGlone, Kola latwal Ad Staff, Becky Dockter, TlaJost, Seri McClendon, Amy King, Pete Thomas Typesetter, Robin Graft Process Photography, Tom Horn the edttm opintom egthb pubacuion do not necammy ttpttsem the optztem etthe  of facuaY d Selle Community Calle the Smodmed smdem* e( knevue Cemmuity Ceaelle or the Adveate