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Panty Raids) Cross-Dressing and Cuss Cups
Cobb-Nobbing With the Class of ' 74
A minor fight broke out at the Nov. 6 reunion brunch in Chapel Hill among six former Cobb roommates. No punches were thrown, but many
punch lines were. The disagreement: How
many people attended a recent dinner for
class of' 74 alunmae who had once lived in
the all-female, North Campus dormitory?
"There were at least 13," said Janet
Mills Reagan ' 74.
"No, there were 17," counteredVicky
Gordon Martin ' 74. •
"Yeah, but don't count the guys."
"Oh," said Martin.
"Well, they lived in Cobb, too, didn't
Undeterred by the raucous laughter
that surrounded her at the table, Martin
pressed on. Loudly. And with great anima-
tion on her petite face. There were truths
that needed to be told, and ifshe had to be the
one to do it, so be it.
"How many people had to sneak their
boyfriends out dressed up as girls?" she said,
standing up as if to exhort her cohorts in a
rousing chorus of"I am woman, hear me
roar." "Anyone at this table who had to get
their boyfriend out of Cobb Dorm dressed as
a woman, raise their hand now. C'mon Cindy,
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" State," she said, resignedly shrugging her
shoulders,"I mean, what can you do? He
u always said he learned how to socialize in
All of the women who for three years
occupied the second floor in the west
wing of Cobb learned how to socialize
in Chapel Hill. Practically made an art
form ofit, ifyou must know. And now
here they were, the six closest of them
together again, many for the first time in
25 years. Drinking Bloody Marys. Eating
cheese grits. Thanking God they quali-
fied to come to the class of' 74 reunion
in the first place.
"I'm not sure how we ever got out of
Carolina," said Susan Boseman Roberts
' 74. "During exam period, we never did
anything but play bridge."
"We were procrastinators to the nth
degree," added Reagan."Unfortunately,
many ofmy children have taken up that banner
and pushed it further."
For a stately Georgian building that sits
next door to the undergraduate admissions
office, where hundreds ofprospective students
are accompanied each year by speculative and
discerning parents, Cobb seems rather precari-
ously placed. Built in 1950 in an area that had
(See Reunions, Page 65)
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Shuckin' stories: From left, Vicky Gordon Martin, Janet Mills
Reagan, Susan Boseman Roberts and Cindy Lindsey Sauber
chuckle over memories at the Class of ' 74 reunion.
get that hand up, girLYou know you did. He
was so pretty in your clothes."
Matter-of-factly, Cindy Lindsey Sauber ' 74
stood and owned up to her devious promotion
of cross-dressing with the air of one who
believes she has made the world a better place
by her selfless deeds. "Hey, he needed some
kind ofdiversion. He had to get educated-
really educated-in Chapel Hill. He went to
GAA Trip to Prove Winter Sports Anything But Flaky
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If you've always been a slow starter- the kind of kid who didn't learn how to swim until your younger brother threw you in the
deep end out of embarrassment- surely
you'll be delighted to find out that tough guy
Clint Eastwood didn't don a pair of skis until
he was 38.And, he "took out all of the poles,
as well as the bales of hay at the bottom" of
the hill once he did. Apparently, MTV video
jockette Kennedy had the same trouble on her
first snowboarding attempt. Her flub-up, of
course, occurred in front ofmembers ofboth
Anthrax and the Beastie Boys.
So say the people who run Snowblast.com,
a frosty athletics Web site dedicated to the
adventurous and not so adventurous who live
in that magical little demographic called 18-
to 34-year-old land. Winter sports, once
thought ofas a resort activity for the very
w~o-do, have taken a turn toward the
young professional crowd, the folks who can't
imagine a world without MTV The folks who
know that Kennedy, in this case, isn't a former
president, and who wouldn't mind acting a little
like Dirty Harry every once in a while.
Indeed, with the introduction of the
"Winter X Games," ESPN's 4-year-old
extreme sports vehicle aimed at the gimme-a-
Powder Blue: Tar Heel alumni and guests will
swoosh the slopes together at W intergreen ski
resort on Feb. 26.
(See Ski Trip, Page 61)
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