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Volume 104 ∙ November 15, 2012 ∙ Number 10
Please recycle our paper.
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Fact of the Week:
A mole candig a tunnel300 feet long in just one night.
Students take risks to succeed
As nals draw closer and stress levels heighten, somestudents are illegally buying and selling “good gradepills” to get an edge on their school work.With nals nearing and stress levels heightening, theillegal distribution of the “good grade pill” is becomingseemingly more present on college campuses, even atBerry.The “good grade pill” refers to the prescriptive drugAdderall used to treat attention decit hyperactive disor
der (ADHD). ADHD is a psychiatric and neurobehavioraldisorder that causes individuals to suffer from hyperactiv
ity, impulsiveness and the inability to maintain attention.Adderall treats the symptoms of ADHD by interferingwith brain-ow stimulation and activity, causing thosewho take it to become extremely “tuned in” to their cur
rent tasks, especially homework.Adderall is also used to treat narcolepsy and is classi
ed by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Drug EnforcementAdministration (DEA) as a class two controlled substance because it is highly addictive. Cocaine and morphine aretwo other examples of a class two substance.Although the selling of class two substances is con
sidered a felony by law, students are still willing to do it. Junior Daniel Warner was approached by a man in the li
 brary who wanted to buy Adderall.“I was in the library minding my own business at acomputer station and in walks this guy—let’s call himSkylark—and he asks me apprehensively if I have an Ad
derall,” Warner said.Warner said the man claimed to need it because it wasmid-term week and he needed the extra focus.“I wasn’t attered that he asked me, and I told him thatI didn’t have any,” Warner said. “He asked if I knew any
one, and I said ‘maybe, but I don’t really want to say it’
and then he left.”
Warner was not the only one approached by a studentwanting to buy Adderall. Senior Taylor Hill had a similarexperience.“Once I was in a study group and a girl came up andasked the group if anyone had some Adderall she could buy, and when my friend said he didn’t have any she left,”Hill said.
News Editor
National Hunger and HomelessnessAwareness Week (HHAW) is Nov. 10-18.The national event is co-sponsored by theNational Coalition for the Homeless and theNational Student Campaign Against Hun
ger & Homelessness, according to the Na
tional Coalition for the Homeless website.The Awareness Week at Berry is presented by the Hunger and Homelessness OutreachPrograms and Education (HHOPE).Several organizations aided in the aware
ness week, and they were organized under agroup that collaborated in order to provideunique events throughout the week. SeniorAnna Miles, president of Berry’s Presbyte
rian Student Fellowship (PSF), was a part of that group.Miles said the group of organizers for theweek’s events includes–aside from herself–President of HHOPE Ruth Ogbemudia andSydney Hulebak of Berry College VolunteerServices (BCVS“We three got together in September totry to see how we could help each other tomake this whole thing work and that waydifferent groups would not be putting onthe same events,” Miles said.According to the email to students sent by HHOPE on Tuesday, donation boxeswere placed in the residence halls for dormresidents and Krannert for faculty and al
ternative housing Monday through Friday.These donation boxes were for toys, clothesand canned goods for the Murphy-HarpstChildren’s Center for abused children. Thedorm that donates the most wins the DormWars Drive and will receive a party fromHHOPE.At 6 p.m. on Tuesday, HHOPE and theSociology Department presented the lm“Seven Pounds” followed by a discussion.Today HHOPE will collaborate with Re
ligion in Student Enterprise (RISE), TheFellowship and BCVS to present a HungerBanquet. According HHOPE’s email, “start
ing at 7:00 p.m. in the Ford Dining Hall,students can pay to have a catered, life-changing dinner and listen to a speaker talk about real issues involving homelessnessand breaking the many stereotypes existingtoday.” Tickets for the banquet are $5 andthe price at the door is $7.Miles said of the Hunger Banquet, “Ialso can’t reveal too many details about theHunger Banquet because part of the fun isthe surprise when you get there. Just knowthat your ticket is paying for your meal andthe opportunity to share in a unique experi
ence with others.”Miles also said the event “Homeless for aNight” is new to Berry.“It will be interesting if it does reallywell. I would love for it to be a staple part of the week every year,” said Miles.Miles said little about the “Homeless fora Night” event as well. The handout for the“Homeless for a Night” interest meeting at7 p.m. on Nov. 12 advertised that attendeesshould bring blankets, sleeping bags, warmclothes and a cardboard box. No electronicdevices are allowed at the event. The nightis scheduled to provide an experience thatapproximates that of local homeless.Constructed narratives will explain the“bathroom privileges” provided for attend
ees. The handout states that, “A local churchhas graciously opened its doors to thehomeless of the area and is allowing themto use its restrooms for a time today.”
Staff Reporter
Outreach group focuses onhomelessness and hunger
LinkedIn is a professional network with over 175 million members, andBerry students have a unique advantagein getting a head start with the StudentWork Experience Program.Dean of Student Work Rufus Masseycompared Facebook to a cocktail partyand LinkedIn to a professional network 
ing event.“LinkedIn is a place where peoplereveal things about themselves that theywant another professional, organizationor company to know where they might be interested to work,” Massey said. “It’san application platform where a personcan share their professional attributes,skills and background with the hope of either preparing themselves for a poten
tial career change or promoting othersfor a career change.”The LinkedIn experience is differentfor students than it is for post-graduateadults who have already begun theircareers. Career Center Director Sue Tar
pley said LinkedIn becomes more pow
erful with a greater number of contacts.
Deputy News Editor
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Despite potential consequences students are dealing ADHD medications to focus in class
 Conference HonorsPlayers Receive
Trashion Show
No-Shave November
Staff Reporter
Photo Editor 
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Students get‘LinkedIn’
A student re-ported that their bicyclewas stolen from outsidethe townhouses on Nov.7.
A studentreported that their ve-hicle was tampered withwhile it was parked in theWest Dana parking lot onNov. 11.
Property Damage-
Astudent reported thatproperty was damaged inDana Hall.
Don’t forget!
Friday, Nov. 16is the last day towithdraw with aW or W/F fromfull-term and 2ndseven weekclasses.
Similar changes in the situation
accompanied by ctional expla
-nations designed to replicate the
experience of homeless people will
continue throughout the night until5:30 a.m.
The proceeds from the week willgo to a homeless shelter for localfamilies, Serving Others World
wide (SOW). SOW was closedrecently, but the proceeds will stillgo towards its scheduled reopen
ing next year.
According to Miles, “The pro-
ceeds from the Hunger Banquet arestill going to SOW and there willalso be a donation jar at Homelessfor a Night. From what I’ve heard
the Buddhist Studies Group also
put together a donation box to helpus out at their event Monday. Fromwhat I understand there are plansto reopen next year.”Miles expressed her hope aboutthe nancial success of the week.“The week itself is always prettysuccessful,” Miles said. “Berry stu
dents by nature have a heart for ser
vice and that comes out when yousponsor a whole week of opportu
nities like this. The group is newthis year and we are excited to seeif numbers change as a result.”
Lead paint poisoning affectsover one million children today. 
“Obviously, the more peopleyou are connected with, the richerthe experience is going to be,”
Tarpley said. “People can use it
for job search and for businessesin order to make appropriate salestransactions. So obviously collegestudents are starting with a much
smaller base, but they can use it in
the same way.”Massey said LinkedIn is anopportunity for college studentsto see how their connections got
to their current positions.
“I think it gives you the rst
step at beginning to understand
what people are doing, whattypes of careers that professionalshave and the path they took to getthere,” Massey said. “If you con
nect with someone, you see theirhistory from college to their cur
-rent position. So you can begin tosee their path to their current situ-ation, and that might help you see
how they got there.”Director of the Berry Enter
prise Student Team (BEST) MaryChambers said she uses Linke
dIn to her advantage by buildingon the connections she makes at
“Right now I’m trying to justget connected with everyone Imeet, and I have recommenda
tions from people I’ve workedwith,” Chambers said. “So I’m just building that network so thathopefully when I graduate, if anemployer wants to know more
about me than my applicationand resume, they can go on there
and see who I know and maybetalk to one of those people or look at those recommendations.”Tarpley said one of the benetsLinkedIn offers that she thinksstudents do not use often enoughis the group feature.“If you join a group, you’reautomatically connecting withpeople in your area of expertise,”
Tarpley said. “As you listen to
conversation, you’re learningand developing vocabulary foryour eld, hearing about current
trends and seeing better prac-
tices, so you’re a better-preparedindividual when it comes tointerviewing.”
Massey said that Berry has an
unofcial LinkedIn group thatwas started by an alum as well asan ofcial group that was startedapproximately six months agoand is run by Berry’s Public Rela
-tions department.
“Do some research and ndsome groups and see what they’retalking about,” Massey said. “Itwill generate ideas in terms of what you want to do with yourcareer, and you may nd peoplewho want to hire you.”Massey said his advice to stu
dents would be to use LinkedIn asa research tool to gure out where
opportunities are.“It helps you get potential
names and contacts with how youwould apply for jobs,” Masseysaid. “It’s true that for most jobsin the world, it boils down towho you know and your connec
tions. It’s a way to make sure yourresume gets to the right place.”Tarpley said approximately80 percent of employers look atapplicants’ online presence, andthat students with professionaland prepared proles stand betterchances of getting jobs.“Your prole is essentiallyyour online resume,” Tarpleysaid. “There’s a feature where you
can just upload your resume, and
it will create your prole for you, but you can also tailor it to howyou want it to look.”The Career Center website hasa section about how to use Linke
-dIn, including tutorials, a learn-
ing center, tools, features and tips.
Tarpley said one suggestion on
the site is weekly status updates.“If you’re constantly updating,then people know you’re doinggreat things, making smart com
ments based on other people’s
posts and that this is something
important to you,” Tarpley said.“And it keeps your name and facein front of people.”
Massey said that rather than
connecting with strangers, Linke
dIn is best used for connectingwith people whom you have
already met.
“There has to be some kind of relationship in advance for thatto really work,” Massey said. “Itshould be an extension of whatyou already have.”
Deer take a break and enjoy the cool weather
The students aren’tthe only ones enjoy-ing the cool weather. As winter quicklyapproaches, the deerare taking full advan-tage of the last bit of fall by lounging in the
grassy felds around
campus. Watch out forgroups of deer crossingthe roads during thecold season while driv-ing on campus.
Faculty and staff give students advice onhow to use LinkedIn to their advantage
Hurricane Sandy Relief
Come by the Krannert lobbyThursday Nov. 15 - TuesdayNov. 20 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.to support the Red Cross inhelping with Hurricane Sandyrelief. The goal is to raise $5,000 by Thanksgiving.
Hunger Banquet
Students can pay $5 in advanceor $7 at the door to have a life-changing catered dinner and lis-ten to a speaker talk about realissues involving homelessnesson Thursday Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. inthe Ford Dining Hall. Proceedsgo to Serving Others Worldwide(SOW).
PRSSA Meeting
Wendy Davis, a Berry alum andindependent political PR con-sultant, will be speaking Thurs-day Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. in Kran-nert 217.
Letters to Sala
Based on a true story, this is a riv-eting drama revolving aroundthe 352 letters Sala GarncarzKirschner collected during hertime in Nazi work camps. Comesee it in the E.H. Young TheatreThursday Nov. 15 - SaturdayNov. 17 at 7:30 p.m. and SundayNov. 18 at 2 p.m. (CE)
Homeless for a Night
Bring your friends and a card- board box to Clara Bowl FridayNov. 16 from 6 p.m.-6 a.m. toraise awareness about home-lessness by living it for a night.
KCAB’s Cash Attack
Come to the Spruill BallroomFriday Nov. 16 at 9 p.m. forKCAB’s Cash Attack GameShow and win cash prizes.
Fall Arts and Crafts Fair
Come by the Moon buildingSaturday Nov. 17 from 10 a.m.-5p.m. to see all of the arts andcrafts that Berry students, fac-ulty and alumni have for sale.
KCAB’s Indoor Movie
Bring your friends to the SpruillBallroom Saturday Nov. 17 at9 p.m. to watch “The AmazingSpiderman.”
SGA Meeting
All students are welcome toattend Tuesday Nov. 20 from7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. in the SpruillBallroom to hear about variousthings happening on campus.
Movie and Discussion: Crash!
Come to the Evans Audito-rium Monday Nov. 26 from6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. for a movieand discussion presented byTina Bucher that will promotediscussion of understandingother people, cultures, racesand backgrounds. (CE)
In Our Own Voice
Come by the Spruill BallroomWednesday Nov. 28 from 7p.m.-8:30 p.m. for In Our OwnVoice: Living with MentalIllness, a program focused onspreading the message of recov-ery by living examples.The International Programs
Ofce has been hosting Interna
-tional Education Week this week,Nov. 12-16, to promote experi-ences and cultures abroad.The week has already featureda variety of events, including aninternational photo contest, aLunchtime Odyssey where stu-dents spoke about their experi-
ences abroad, a amenco dance
demonstration and a showing of 
an Italian lm.
An awards ceremony washeld Monday evening to show-case photos and accompanyingcaptions submitted by studentsfrom their experiences abroad inthe past year and answering thequestion posed in the title of thecontest, “What is Culture?”
International Programs Ofce
worker and sophomore Whitney
Dufe, who submitted a photo for
last year’s contest, was in chargeof the photo contest this year andsaid three winners were chosenfrom the 39 submissions for the“What is Culture?” photo contest.Freshman Tiffany Rockwell
was the rst place winner. Rock 
-well visited Guatemala in thesummer of 2010 and 2011 forservice trips organized by herhigh school in Powder Springs,Ga. The trips involved workingin orphanages and building com-munity centers.Rockwell took her photo whileat the orphanage. She said the boy in the photo looked like “hewasn’t having any of it.”“I came in thinking they (theGuatemalans) were going to besuper receptive to us…but no cul-ture is superior to another,” Rock-well said. “You still have to earnthe right to be heard and earnrespect.”The second and third placewinners were junior JuliaKolodziej—who is currentlystudying abroad and sent herphoto from Scotland—and junior Jenn Fortnash, respectively.The Lunchtime Odyssey washeld Tuesday and featured fourstudents who elaborated on theirexperiences with either servicelearning or studying abroad.Sophomore Al Harding wasone of the four speakers. He wenton two separate service learningtrips to Guatemala this summer.Harding, who went on a schol-arship from the International Pro-
grams Ofce and with a group
called Volunteers for Intercul-
tural and Denitive Adventures
(VIDA), said his group set up dayclinics in several villages in Gua-temala, spending about two dayswith the clinics at each village.“Half our days are spent pro-viding treatment for free to thevillagers, and then the other half is spent experiencing their cul-ture,” Harding said. “So we wentto ceremonies, watched themmake traditional garments… Wewent ziplining through the rainforests and cliff diving.”Harding said he thought theLunchtime Odyssey went well,especially because the attendeesreceived a good variety of storiesfrom both service-based trips andstudies abroad, as well as stories branching across several cultures.
Dufe said the amenco dance
demonstration on Wednesdayafternoon was “very dramatic
and forceful” and “denitely an
authentic experience.”
The Italian lm shown
Wednesday evening was
 , spoken in Italian with
English subtitles. Dufe said atleast 10 people attended the lm,
and some went straight from the
amenco event to the lm.Dufe said a benet of Inter
-national Education Week is rais-ing awareness about experiencesabroad.“We kind of bring that experi-ence to the students and that canspark their interest while they’re
here at Berry,” Dufe said.
Rockwell said she believes it isimportant to travel abroad.“It teaches the value of culture,community and tradition,” Rock-well said. “I think sometimes wetake it for granted. When we visitother places we learn to valueour own culture and traditionsmore.”Harding said service learningor studying abroad is a good wayfor students to gain perspectiveon their own living conditions incomparison to those of others.“The perspective you getfrom studying abroad, it just—itchanges you,” Harding said.
Staff Reporter
Unlike the others, senior Cay-cee Creamer was not asked if shehad any in the library but rather if she wished to buy some.“A stranger offered it to meonce in the library,” Creamer said.“I assume it was a student, butI’m not sure.”The fact that the dealing of Adderall happens on campus isno secret. Many students reportedhearing about it through word of mouth.“One guy was talking abouthow he sold some for an exorbi-tant price,” Hill said.Although Adderall may bedealt illegally among students,some students have access to itfrom a prescription. Junior, Jon Jensen takes Vyvanse, an alterna-tive to Adderall, for his ADHDand says that the drug does helphis attention span.“It enables me to focus on thetask at hand without getting side-tracked or forgetting what I needto do,” Jensen said. “My personal-ity doesn’t change all that much, but sometimes it’ll seem like I’mless creative or less talkative thanusual.”The increase in the access toand availability of Adderall oncampuses is often credited to poordiagnostic procedures. Since thereis no way to physically “see” thedisorder, doctors prescribe themedication based off a series of evaluative tests or questions.“In some cases doctors won’teven bother testing you beforewriting out a prescription,” said Jensen. “They’ll ask a series of questions and if they see a cor-relation between your symptomsand what’s commonly diagnosedas being ADD/ADHD, that may
 be sufcient enough.”
According to a study by theFederal Drug Administration(FDA), the number of ADHD pre-scriptions increased 46 percent between 2002 and 2010.While the good grades in thenear future may look ideal, thelong term dependency and addic-tion that can result from abusemay not be worth the risk.“I know a lot of people who areprescribed medications for ADD/ADHD; I really couldn’t give youa number, but it’s certainly notuncommon,” Jensen said. “If you
consistently nd yourself taking
it and you feel like you’re ben-
etting from it, then you should
talk to your doctor about whetheror not you have ADD/ADHDand see about getting your ownprescription.”
Students use ADHD medicine to focus in class
Students glimpse other cultures

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