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Athletic director takes job in Virginia

After a “bittersweet decision,” Todd Brooks will leave Berry in June
PAUL WATSON News Editor Director of Athletics Todd Brooks has announced that he has accepted the position of Director of Athletics at Christopher Newport University (CNU) in Virginia. Brooks has been with the Berry Athletics department for 16 years. He began as the head basketball coach from 19972002 before moving to volleyball coach in 2003 and interim women’s basketball head coach from 2004-2005 before becoming the Director of Athletics, according to the Office of Public Relations. Vice President of Student Affairs Debbie Heida said Brooks made a good decision. “He has aspirations for bigger colleges than Berry,” Heida said. “This is a good move for him.” Brooks said this move may be good, but it is tough. “I would never have ever thought of being anywhere else but Berry,” Brooks said. “It’s been one of the best professional decisions I’ve ever made in my life. My family loves it here, and it was a difficult situation for them to think about leaving.” Brooks has been highly influential during his time at Berry. He led the expansion of the athletic program from 10 teams to 21 teams (with football being the 22nd), which has led to the number of Berry athletes to grow from about 140 to over 330. He supervised Berry’s transition from NAIA membership to NCAA Division III. Brooks also served on the committee that assisted in the design of the Cage Center, as well as helped with the planning of Valhalla Stadium. Finally, he guided the conversion of Richards Gym into a training facility and the renovation of practice fields at the Ford Athletic Complex, complete with a new indoor batting facility.

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“I’m looking forward to the challenges [at Christopher Newport University], but I just want everyone to know that I work with here that I’ve appreciated it and I really cared for every one of them and I’m a better person for knowing them.”
-Todd Brooks, Director of Athletics Though he has had a large impact on the institution, Brooks said he cannot take all the credit. “No one individual does all that’s been cited there,” Brooks said. “It’s been the administration, it’s been great coaches, it’s been the student athletes who have worked with us to do it.“ Brooks said he also credits his success to the opportunities afforded him. “My impact has been the ability and being fortunate to have the opportunity to help with all these different projects, from increasing athletic teams, to moving us to another national association, which has benefited the institution, to seeing the infrastructure and the facilities increase,” Brooks said. “It’s not so much of my impact; it’s been my opportunity to be a part of that and be given the responsibility to make sure they stay on track.”


Senior housing options to be determined
KELLY DICKERSON Managing Editor Residence Life will not be inviting rising seniors to live off campus before room selection on April 7 and 8, but the option may become available once the incoming freshman class number becomes more definite. Last year, rising seniors could apply to live off campus before room selection. However, Assistant Dean of Students Lindsey Taylor said there were about 100 extra spots on campus this year because many students chose not to return in fall 2012. Taylor said once the numbers for the incoming freshman class are more definite, Residence Life will look to seniors if space constraints mean students are needed to live off campus. “Berry is primarily a residential campus,” Taylor said. “We want and need our seniors to be a part of that.” Off-campus housing will still be available to fifth-year seniors, married students or students whose family lives in a 40-mile radius. Junior Alex La Pierre said she believes Residence Life should continue to allow seniors the option to live off campus. “Academically I feel that Berry has prepared me because I’ve excelled here, but now I’m more worried about being able to be an adult,” La Pierre said. La Pierre said there are many more responsibilities that come with living off campus and seniors should be allowed to start getting accustomed to those responsibilities. “I understand the value of living on campus,” La Pierre said. “And it’s nice to be able to wake up, take a quick shower and run to class. But it’s a hindrance for seniors to be required to live on campus like little children. Eventually we are going to live away from our jobs and have to do things like wake up early and pack lunches.” Taylor said housing is always difficult to predict since deposit day for incoming students is not until May 1 and because students may decide after room selection not to return to Berry. “Students are so unpredictable,” Taylor said. “Some make the decision not to return because of personal or financial issues.” Taylor said the goal is always to minimize extra space and Residence Life has considered scenarios with a small, medium and large incoming class. Taylor said as of Wednesday, 1,129 students have paid the $200 housing prepayment. Next year there are 1,253 spots on campus guaranteed for returning students. Taylor said that while that means there are 124 extra spots on campus for returning students, some may have not paid the $200 housing deposit because they were not able to secure the funds in time or are unsure if they will be returning or not. Taylor said male students will have more options than usual next year. One floor of Morton-Lemley will be designated for incoming freshman men and one floor in Thomas Berry will be designated for returning men. Taylor said she believes the changes will be positive. “I think it will be a good move for all students,” Taylor said. “I’m glad we are able to provide the guys more options this time—they need it.” Taylor said plans for the “Village,” a group of apartment-style housing dorms discussed in fall 2011, have been put on hold. Taylor said this decision is partly due to the addition of the Cottages to student housing. “The choice became whether to continue with the Village model or explore the cottage options,” Taylor said. “We made the decision to hit the pause button on the Village.” Julia, Sunshine, Hope, Louise and the newly added Catherine cottage will function as service houses. Each group of students living in each cottage have their own service theme such as “Pay it Forward” and “Wellness” and will be affiliated with a community partner. Poland will function as a Spanish language house next year. Taylor said there will not be any major dorm renovations over the summer.

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Brooks takes new job CONTINUED FROM PG.1 with a “heavy heart.”
Brooks has earned many awards, several of which were given to him while he was at Berry. According to the Office of Public Relations he was named TranSouth Conference eastern division basketball coach of the year in 1998-99, the 1995 Georgia Athletic Conference men’s basketball coach of the year at Piedmont College and the 1995 Whack Hyder Georgia NCAA Division III/NAIA Male Coach of the Year. He has been honored as his conference’s top Athletics Director three times, earning Georgia Athletic Conference athletic director of the year honors in 1995-96 and the Southern States Athletic Conference Athletics Director of the Year in 2004-05 and again in 2008-09. Heida said the search for Brooks’ replacement will start next week, with a job ad being posted on Monday. Brooks said he has one piece of advice for the next person “fortunate enough to take this job.” “Treat Berry College well, because it’s a special place; there’s a lot of good people here,” Brooks said. “If you treat it well, it’ll treat you back well.” Brooks said it was the best time for him to move if he was ever going to move. “I’m at a point in my life—at an age where I probably have one more place where I can go and really establish myself and help them grow if I can before I look to retire,” Brooks said. “I needed a new challenge, and I’m looking forward to those days as well.” Though he is moving on for professional reasons, Brooks said that did not make the move easy. “You don’t stay somewhere 16 years if you don’t enjoy it or you don’t think that’s where you’re going to be for the rest of your life,” Brooks said. “I could’ve retired from Berry College and that’s not something that’s hard for me to fathom. But Christopher Newport University is a different type of institution, and it’s going to challenge me in ways that I’ve never been challenged here before because of the nature of the institutions.” Though Brooks will officially make the move to CNU in June, he wanted to thank everyone who has influenced his time at Berry. “I just want to thank everybody, from the students, to the faculty and staff to the coaches specifically [that] I work with every day,” Brooks said. “I’ve enjoyed it. I will think of Berry many, many times; I’m not going to go away, I’m going to stay in touch with everybody.” Brooks continued by saying he is making a very difficult decision by leaving. “I leave here with a heavy heart,” Brooks said. “I’m looking forward to the challenges, but I just want everyone to know that I work with here that I’ve appreciated it and I really cared for every one of them and I’m a better person for knowing them.” CNU is a NCAA Division III school with about 5,000 students.

Campus prepares for Color Me Berry
CAROLINE CLAFFEY Deputy News Editor Berry students will color themselves excited at the Color Me Berry trail run on April 13. Inspired by Atlanta’s Color Run, Head Program Coordinator for A New Year A New You (ANY ANY) Madison Chandler asked Senior Class President Marley Simonis and Student Co-Chair for FirstHand4You (FH4Y) Chad Nash to co-sponsor this event with ANY ANY. Chandler said she wanted a fun event that would promote physical activity. “I wanted a fun way to get students outside and exercising,” Chandler said. Color Me Berry is different from the Berry Half-Marathon and the Mountain Day 5K in that it is untimed and “more of a fun run/health walk,” according to Nash. Color Me Berry will begin at the start of Viking Trail, wind for five kilometers through campus trails and finish at Morgan and Deerfield, where an after party will take place. At every kilometer of the trail run, there will be a color station that pelts the runners with a different colored powder. While the powder washes off with water, Nash said it can also be made permanent by spraying the T-shirts with vinegar and then ironing them. Simonis said Color Me Berry will also be the senior class service project. All of its proceeds will benefit Action Ministries Rome, a non-profit organization that works with the financially challenged and homeless in order to try and break them out of poverty by helping them transition into more independent lifestyles. Simonis said she, Nash and Chandler were inspired by the participation of the Atlanta Color Run and hope Color Me Berry will do the same. “We hope this event will be successful and raise a significant amount of money to help this organization that does so much for the Floyd community,” Simonis said. Students interested in volunteering should email Marley Simonis at marley.simonis@ vikings.berry.edu. All volunteers will receive a free T-shirt.


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Richards Gym undergoes extensive renovations
GRACE DUNKLIN Staff Reporter to the stadium will be a problem. “On game day they are planning a Viking walk from the Richards locker room to the stadium,” Heida said. “Make it a good thing, rather than ‘Oh, there’s a five-minute walk between the locker rooms and the stadium.’ You use it to strengthen something that could be a fun tradition.” Kunczewski said the use of Richards Gym may help keep the Cage Center more open, as it currently is extremely crowded during peak hours. With the addition of the specialized equipment for the football team, the Cage Center would be extremely crowded. In order to alleviate this crowding issue, the old pool area of Richards will be filled in, and a strength and conditioning center added. Athletic Director Todd Brooks said that it will look a lot like the floor of The Cage, but be a space for weightlifting as opposed to cardiovascular exercise. The center will be open to all students, not just the football team. Heida said this will be the biggest part of the renovation. “We need to accommodate football, but not create things that are just for football,” said Heida. Kunczewski said the benefits of the renovations would extend beyond football. “It’s not just a football facility; it’s going to



The athletics department has expanded into and begun renovations on Richards Memorial Gym in anticipation of football at Berry. The gym, which formerly held student publications and the dance studio, was slated to be torn down to make room for new apartment-style student housing. Head Football Coach Tony Kunczewski said the department wanted to use Richards Gym rather than tear it down. “We felt like wherever the stadium was, we wanted to utilize Richards Gym,” Kunczewski said. “We saw a beautiful brick building; it would be a shame to tear it down.” The Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students Debbie Heida, who has been on the team responsible for the renovation of Richards and the planning of Valhalla, the football stadium, said Berry looked at many options for the new football facilities, but ultimately decided to combine many of the ideas into the pre-existing space in Richards Gym. Though Valhalla Stadium is going to be located behind the Cage Center, Heida does not think the five-minute walk from Richards

benefit the whole campus,” Kunczewski said. Once the renovations are complete, the football, lacrosse and tennis offices will all be located in Richards Gym, Kunczewski said. Heida said these offices will be in the spaces previously occupied by student publications. In addition to the offices upstairs, the downstairs of Richards Gym will house football, lacrosse and tennis locker rooms. For men’s and women’s lacrosse and men and women’s tennis, this will be the first time they have locker rooms of their own. Brooks also said the wooden floor in the gymnasium is being redone, as it was damaged during a foam dance last year. It will become a multi-use space that outside groups, such as summer camps, in addition to groups from Berry, can use. Other areas being renovated are the dance studio, which will get a new floor, and the Berry Outdoor Leadership Program (BOLD) offices. One of the intramural fields behind Richard Gym is being repurposed as a football and lacrosse practice field, but the other two intramural fields are remaining as they are. Renovations have been taking place since the end of February and will be finished by mid-June at the latest, Brooks said. Updates and a tour of the facilities can be found at berryvikings.com.

Ministers and Masters: Methodism, Manhood and Honor in the Old South Berry alumna Dr. Charity Rakestraw (03) will deliver a talk 11 a.m.-noon in Krannert 324 Thursday April 4 based on her recently published book, “Ministers and Masters: Methodism, Manhood and Honor in the Old South.” It explores the way Methodist ministers constructed a unique version of manhood within the honor culture of the region. (CE) Gender Worldwide Film Series: Cowboys in Paradise This documentary explores the international sex trade on Bali’s beaches, where young Indonesian men seek out liaisons with foreign female tourists. Students in ANT 320 will introduce the film and lead a discussion afterward from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. in Evans Auditorium Thursday April 4. (CE) Gender Worldwide Film Series: Pray the Devil Back to Hell This film chronicles the remarkable story of Liberian women who came together to end a bloody civil war and bring peace to their shattered country. Students in ANT 320 will introduce and discuss this film Monday April 8 in Green 306 6 p.m.-8 p.m. (CE) LACS Film: Nostalgia for the Light Director of Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LACS) David Slade will present this film, an emotionally compelling and intellectually dazzling meditation on our constantly shifting relationship with the past. (CE) From Mandatory Chapel to LISTEN: The Evolving Face of Religion at Berry College This program in McAllister Auditorium 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Tuesday April 9 traces major developments in regard to the role of religion at Berry over the past several decades. Professor of Psychology Steve Bell will begin with a brief lecture, followed by comments from a faculty and staff panel consisting of Jim Watkins, Jeff Lidke, Eliano Hirano, Lee Clendening and Chris Watters. (CE)

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Senior Cinthya Roman milks a cow on Krannert Lawn as part of Agriculture Week, which is being hosted at Berry April 1-5. On Monday, April 1, students were invited to come to school dressed in their favorite agriculturerelated apparel for Agricultural Dress-Up Day, the only event which lasted all day. From 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on the Krannert Lawn, students could participate in a different event every day Monday, April 1-Friday, April 5. Monday’s event was Rent-A-Puppy, Tuesday’s was Cow Milking, Wednesday’s was a Farrier Demo, Today’s is Agricultural Games and Tomorrow’s will be an Agricultural Enterprise and Club Display. The Battle on the Mountain, a bull riding rodeo, will ne pn Saturday, 8 p.m.-10 p.m. at Gunby Equine Center. The gates will open at 6:30 p.m., and admission is free to all Berry students, faculty and staff with a Berry ID.

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Berry College Confessions
You’ve probably heard of the Berry College Confessions (BCC) page on Facebook. Berry students can anonymously message the administrator of the page with “confessions” and the administrator picks some to post. As of Tuesday evening the page featured almost 690 posts. Many of the posts consist of students admitting to some activity that does not easily conform to the values typically assigned to the majority of Berry students. Posts involve having sex, often in unorthodox places, smoking marijuana and drinking on campus and/or underage. Others lambaste Berry as an establishment, and some defend it from the naysayers. Some posts, however, were significantly more sinister. One of the early posts, within the first 100, specifically and ruthlessly targeted one student specifically. The administrator removed that post eventually. The problem with BCC is not that it is conceptually flawed. Many of the posts are very interesting. However, the page— initially captivating and a convenient new way to procrastinate homework, —quickly became stale and boring. The confessions seemed more and more repetitive, and the only ones easily remembered were not actual confessions. They were reposts from other places online. The page has been used to post confessions with less and less frequency. Instead they are general complaints, gripes about Berry as a college or its students. And the contrary confessions saying something like, “Hey, I like Berry! If you don’t, you can leave,” became equally predictable and boring. The page is filled with things that look like confessions, but are more accurately the efforts of “confessors” to let every boring Berry student know just how interesting they are and how irritated they are with Berry boredom. The administrator for BCC, in order to contribute to the quality of the page ought to be far more selective about what ends up on the page. This may seem like a form of censorship, but it is not an effort to obscure any certain perspectives. Rather, it is an effort to actually post confessions, not complaints or personal attacks, on a page meant for confessions. The administrator for the page has mentioned on the page that there is difficulty representing every perspective submitted. There are enough submissions to syphon through them for the good, enlightening, entertaining ones, and leave unseen the needlessly offensive, banal posts.

Ignorance, homophobia on Facebook
ference between “Hey, that type of music doesn’t appeal to me; I think really great music has to have universal appeal” and “If you like this music, you are actually harming the ALI MCINTOSH Asst.Entertainment Editor world and forcing people to experience music they hate and making the babies dumb and killing pupI suppose because of the Supreme pies and forcing people to have sex Court’s recent hearing of arguments with you.” It’s not just wrong, and against Prop 8 and the Defense of it’s not just mean; if you’re disagreeMarriage Act (DOMA), I have seen ing with homosexuality (which is an explosion of ignorance on Face- one of the dumbest phrases ever, book concerning equal marriage because your opinion is irrelevant) and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transex- based on Christian doctrine, you ual and questioning (LGBTQ) rights. ought to reread the parts of the Bible I should preface this by saying that I about Jesus. He wasn’t a particular am openly and proudly pansexual fan of judging or telling others what (Google it), and this does not hap- to do. pen on my page, but I see it almost The above ignorant argument constantly on the pages of others, comes from an idea that anything and especially when I see it on the beyond what you have decided is pages of LGBTQ people, I become a the “norm” is deviant, crude, appallsort of gay-rage-monster-of-hatred. ing and morally outrageous. This is Here, for your viewing pleasure, one of the biggest and most frustratis a breakdown of why Facebook ing logical fallacies within Western arguments against equal marriage culture. Just because the person I are the worst, most offensive, idiotic love is a woman, or because I prefer things I’ve ever discovered on social pencil skirts to floor-length skirts, media. If you do or say these things, or because I want to be handcuffed assume that I hate you. to a cross and blindfolded in a sex 1: If I hear one more person com- club on Saturday nights doesn’t pare being gay to being a pedophile mean that what I’m doing is morally or rapist, I’m going to rip open my wrong. It’s what makes me happy, computer screen and punch them and frankly isn’t anyone else’s busithrough it. ness. I fail to see how not followSee, you can have some kind ing so-called “normal” American of moral argument against homo- actions—although being curious sexuality. That’s an opinion usually about same-sex interaction is, actubased in biblical doctrine. However, ally, very common—means that I I don’t particularly care whether or am any less than a straight person. not you think I should be allowed Further: ask a rape survivor if to marry or make love to a woman being raped is the same as having because I do not actually need your consensual sex with another adult, permission to do so. So have that no matter their sex. Inquire as to opinion. I’m going to keep doing whether or not being molested as a what I like, regardless. child is at all the same as falling in But when you call me “devi- love with someone of the same sex. ant,” “unnatural,” “disgusting” Anyone who has had these experior “repulsive,” or compare me to ences ought to be insulted as well; a rapist or a pedophile, you stop this unfounded argument comprivately disagreeing and begin pletely erases the experiences of vicactively insulting me. It’s the dif- tims of sexual violence and equates Micah Bhachech Opinions Editor Ryder McEntyre Graphics Editor Emily Faulkner Entertainment Editor Caroline Claffey Deputy News Editor Olivia Brown Asst. Features Editor Christian Turner Asst. Photo Editor Olivia Donnally Asst. Sports Editor Jordyn Hebert Asst. Online Editor Lacey Anderson Asst. Graphics Editor Ali McIntosh Asst. Entertainment Editor Andy Plott Business Manager Rachel Shin Asst. Business Manager Kaitlyn Pierce Cartoonist Kevin Kleine Adviser it with consensual acts between adults. So way to go, dude, you’ve insulted the gays and rape victims. 2: Another lovely logical fallacy: “DA GAYS R JUST LOOKIN FER SPESHUL RYTES” is getting tired and old. We want equal rights. This argument was used against blacks during the Civil Rights Movement and it was ridiculous then; in 2013 it’s just silly. It doesn’t begin to hold up to logic; it just makes you look ignorant. I have yet to see anyone even respond when I bring up that point. If you can’t support it logically or factually, you’re probably wrong. 3: Also: if you publicly tell someone any of the above things and are surprised when they get angry and curse at you, call you ignorant/hateful/bigoted/homophobic (which, ding ding ding! you are), you don’t get to be angry. If someone looked at you and said that as a straight person you were not allowed to marry someone you love, could not legally be allowed to visit that person in the hospital if their family disliked you or could not adopt children because you would “corrupt” them (because that’s how it works), you would be livid. You would call them hateful, racist, classist, bigoted, heterophobic, mean and rude—and that’s just what we can print. When you tell me, a friend of survivors of every kind of sexual violence, that I’m the same as a rapist and a pedophile and I call you a [CENSORED]ing [CENSORED] [CENSORED], you can’t look at me and say that I can’t have a “rational” discussion. Not only is the point irrelevant—curse words don’t negate logic; they show emphasis and emotion—it is a little ridiculous for you to insult someone and expect to get respect and politeness in return. You don’t deserve it, so when you get it, you ought to be grateful—and you certainly aren’t getting it from me.

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Famous encounters
EMILY FAULKNER Entertainment Editor No matter what happens in your life, you will meet someone famous. It could be someone huge like Johnny Depp, or you could meet someone small like the bra fitters from “Double Divas.” During my third attempt to converse with YouTube celebrities, I noticed that my interactions were a lot different from people who might have been there for the first time. People are (how can I put this nicely) insane. I’m surprised by how people just don’t understand the basic rules when meeting famous people. Maybe they were just never taught them, I don’t know, but I think it’s high time you guys know. So, maybe when you run into Josh Peck outside of your hotel in Chicago, you can do something other than stand and eat your McFlurry in amazement. The first rule, which I think is a hard one, is to not freak out. I get it. It’s them. Right there. In front of you; or in your general region. You want to scream, and shout, and let it all out, but don’t. You’re better than that. Just go up, talk to them if you can, take a picture or two, and be on your way. You can always freak out when it’s all over and you are at a safe distance. I mean, imagine how many people act like that around them on a regular basis. I’m sure it is refreshing for them to talk to admirers that aren’t screaming their name and running at them. That leads me to rule number two (and this is a big one for me) do not, I repeat, do not run after them. At the YouTube convention in Orlando,

Dear Ms. Turnbuckle, I am having the toughest of social problems. I’ve realized that I might be a huge nerd, and I wasn’t prepared for this to happen to me. This past Sunday, I spent the entire day in my underwear playing “BioShock Infinite.” (I beat the entire thing in less than 24 hours.) Today I spent all my free time reading fan fiction. First for homework, but now I’m just doing it for fun. I don’t know what to think. I thought my life would never come to this. Should I tell my friends? Will they accept me? Help me Ms. Turnbuckle. What should I do? Sincerely, Nerdy in my Nighties Dear Nerdy in (your) Nighties, I answer your question by posing a query of my own: Is this truly a problem? That is, what’s wrong with these habits and activities of yours? I personally believe it is the “weirdos” in this world, who become distinguished in society. Honestly, I wish my dear niece Penelope would spend more time playing challenging games and reading creative writing, and less time reading “Cosmo.” My point is: At least you are releasing your creative passions by some outlet. I feel confident that all the “greats” in our history must have come from similar beginnings. You asked if you should tell your friends about your currently closeted “nerdiness.” My answer? Absolutely. If they are truly your friends, they will accept that as a loveable quirk about you. If they are hesitant, I suggest throwing an underwear-wearing, video-gaming, fan-fiction-reading slumber party, so that they all may experience the joys you have recently discovered in life. What better friend could you be, than to be one who shares joy? And if all else fails, there are infinite video games and fan fiction out there. Hugs and carrot cake, Ms. Turnbuckle
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I saw far too many people running and screaming after boys that they admire. I even saw girls scream and knock down a barrier just to get to the man they were after. If you see your celebrity running, or even walking purposefully, you need to not go after them. What I was told when I first heard that rule was that if they’re in a hurry, they’re probably going to the bathroom. Don’t be that guy. Just let them go. Nine times out of ten, you will see them again. I know what you’re thinking though, “Emily, that’s a dumb rule, I’m sure they wouldn’t mind.” Trust me, it doesn’t end well. I have in fact broken this rule before, and it ended with me falling down an escalator and embarrassing myself in front of the man that I potentially want to marry. Just, trust me, don’t do it. My final rule that I would like to bestow upon you would be to remember that they are just normal people. Yes, they are in fact just like us. They put their pants on one leg at a time. If you can muster up the courage to talk to your celebrity of choice, then just act like they’re one of your friends. Make silly jokes, compliment them, make fun of them, whatever it is you do. You’ll thank yourself later when you are reliving your memory over and over. Also, if you act normal, they might remember you for that. In Orlando, I thought all the people I met would have forgotten about me, but every single one of them remembered who I was. Maybe it’s because I say stupid things, maybe it’s because I acted normal. I honestly don’t know. What I do know is that I have and will continue to stick to the rules set before me by fans long since passed and I hope you will choose to do the same.

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Eliminate poverty now
PAUL WATSON News Editor loaner to these entrepreneurs, you (ideally) will get your money back. One method that has proven to be pretty effective when it comes to ensuring the loans get repaid is group accountability. In layman’s terms, loans only go to entrepreneurs who are part of a group who are responsible for each other—if someone doesn’t pay their loan back, the rest of the group has to pay it. Therefore, if an entrepreneur is known for being financially irresponsible, they may be unable to join a group and get a loan. This has proven effective towards money being wasted by those who may not be focused on raiding themselves and their families out of poverty. “Oh wow, that sounds like something I wouldn’t mind spending money on! How can I get in on that?” you ask. No fear! There is an easy-to-use website called Kiva.org that would love to help you help others! Kiva, which means “unity” in Swahili, was started in 2005 by Jessica Jackley as a way for her “friends in Africa” to get funded to start and/or further their small businesses. It has since boomed into the biggest microloan organization in the world. Over 530,000 loans have been made through Kiva, and these loans have almost a 99 percent return rate. So if you have some cash lying around (what college student doesn’t, right?), consider helping an entrepreneur in the most desolate places on earth try to fight their way out of poverty. It’ll do the heart some good, trust me. Rhett Morrell Freshman

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That’s one of the most basic missions of mankind; yet, it is one of the most complicated. How does one effectively end poverty? We’ve given money to governments, but that hasn’t worked. We’ve donated food, clothing and money to individuals, but that hasn’t seemed to work either. It’s actually very simple as to why these methods haven’t worked—it’s a matter of incentives. When you simply donate money or items to a person or government, there is no sense of ownership, no incentive to save. When it’s all gone, more foreign aid will come, and the whole thing starts over. So how can we actually help individuals (and, in the long run, countries) come out of poverty? Though no method is perfect, one of the most effective methods out there is called microfinancing, or microloans. Many of you have heard of this method in an economics or even an English class, but if you haven’t, you’ve come to the right place. Microfinancing is actually a very simple concept. A business owner in a developing nation gives their sales pitch and asks for small loans (often about $25). The key concept is that it is a loan, not a donation. So, if you are the

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Six Steps to Getting an Internship or Job

Spring semester seems to always catch students by surprise. You come back from Winter Break, get used to a new schedule and get a slew of papers spelling out exactly when assignments are due and when tests will be for the next 16 weeks. For the most part, everything goes smoothly and after a week of cramming for midterms, you spend a week pretending school doesn’t exist during Spring Break. You


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I’ve had four internships. A couple of them were at the same time. I’m kind of insane. Getting an internship can be scary, but it doesn’t have to be, so I’ve written an exhaustive guide to landing the internship of your dreams.

This is extremely important! LinkedIn is the social network for the professional world. You’re not a serious candidate for an internship until you have a LinkedIn profile. It allows you to upload your résumé, add portfolio links and connect with previous colleagues, friends, supervisors, even your parents. You can list your skills, education, relevant coursework, past jobs, specialties and so on. LinkedIn becomes the face of your Internet presence, which I’m sure is preferable to your Facebook pictures with you playing beer pong or taking selfies on your Instagram and posting them on Twitter. However, a résumé will always be required. Keep it to one page, with only the experiences that are relevant to the job you’re applying for.


Create a LinkedIn & Résumé

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Align Your Priorities with Career Development

Your priorities should always be geared towards getting cuttingedge, career-related experience. Define your goals for an internship before you begin exploring. For example: Maybe you want to learn a new computer program while at an internship.

Think back to any connections you, your professors, your previous supervisors, or even your parents might have. LinkedIn makes going back to connections very easy. You can message a group of people on LinkedIn that you know from school or your current job and ask around for help on finding an internship. This sort of networking is vital to getting a concrete internship. Ask your connections about any openings at a company or small business that has the types of jobs you would want when you graduate. Once you have a list of at least five concrete internship possibilities, it’s time to research the company or small business that’s offering those internships. If the company is not well respected or is probably going to go bankrupt in the next couple years because of poor management, that’s the kind of failure you do not want on your résumé.

Identify and Research Possible Employers

This is a very important stage. It’s the first impression before your internship. Employers begin looking for applicants up to three months before summer starts. Get in the door just before they become flooded with applicants. Employers can tell a lot from someone based on how an email is formatted. Yes, email. That’s how you should contact almost every possible employer from here on out. It’s important at this stage to have a formal email address. Employers tend to look kindly upon Gmail as it has become an unofficial industry standard. Make a Gmail account with some variation of your first and last name. It puts your name straight into the employer’s head because they do not have to figure out some mysterious alias you’ve used since you were instant messaging your friends on your AOL account in the eighth grade. Now, the email. It should have a simple greeting, an explanation of who you are,


Contact & Establish Communication with your (hopefully) future employer(s)

what you want, why you matter and how you heard about the position in the first paragraph. I usually use this email as an impromptu first edition of a cover letter. Outline your previous experience and why you are interested in this position in the following paragraphs. Attach your résumé, add any hyperlinks to your portfolio and especially your LinkedIn. Create a professional-looking signature at the end of your email with your current position, your phone number, and any other links you might want to include. If your chosen employers require an application, fill it out and attach it to the email as well. If you do not hear back from them, wait one to two weeks, depending on how large the company is (the larger, the longer you should wait), and give them a call. Tell them you sent in an email with interest in applying for the internship advertised and that you are checking on your application. Do not complain that you have not heard from them. You are merely checking in because you are very interested and passionate about this line of work, especially at this company.

Just kidding, you’ve arrived a good 10 minutes early to the place you will hopefully find future employment. It’s exciting, but comes with a lot of nail biting. (I can rhyme!) Anyway, you should definitely arrive no more and no less than 10 minutes early. Allow for traffic. I say 10 minutes specifically because it shows that you care enough to show up early, but it also means you won’t be sitting there for 30 minutes because you showed up way too early thinking that was a good thing, and they are sitting in their office buried under a thousand years of paperwork where they probably feel bad about making you wait so long and it stresses them out. Don’t stress the person who is going to interview you. On arrival, talk to the secretary or whoever is at the first desk you come to and introduce yourself, shake their hand firmly, maintain eye contact, tell them why you are in their office being so polite and who you are there to see. Enter the interview, maintain eye contact, introduce yourself, say it’s great to meet them, keep maintaining eye contact the entire time and thank them for allowing you to interview with them. And answer their questions honestly. Turn a possibly negative question into a positive answer about yourself. Don’t sell yourself short. At the end, be clear about communication in the future. If their phone number was not in their signature of their email, ask for their card so you have their direct line. Stand up, shake their hand, smile, maintain eye contact and thank them “so much” for the opportunity.


You’re in the Enemy’s Territory, Waiting for a Death Sentence

Waiting to hear from them is so nerve wracking, you can’t imagine doing anything else but checking your email and have your phone on loud at all times, even during class. Give them three days, or up to a week after the final date they said they would contact you, before you contact them. In my experience, an internship possibility stops being a possibility after three weeks of no communication and it’s safe to say you’ve lost that one. If you hear from them and the answer is yes, take it with grace and elegance. Don’t scream in their ear. Be clear in your communication about when they want you to start and most of all, thank them for the opportunity and tell them they have made an excellent choice—but say that last bit in a way that doesn’t sound like you’re full of yourself, just confident in your abilities. If you hear from them and the answer is no, don’t jump off of something very tall. There’s a better internship out there that understands you and wants you in their office. Take the rejection gracefully on the phone, and then cry it out, yell it out, or my favorite, dance it out once you’re sure you’ve hung up. This way, you get to release that pent-up angst once the conversation is over, but you also keep that bridge. You never know, they might call you back three months later and decide that they would like to give you a job. Most employers keep résumés on file even after an interview results in a “no” at first.


The Hardest Part is the Wait

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much from you as they were before. It’s no wonder students get stressed out when their schedules quickly become crazier than the mood swings of north Georgia’s spring weather. While it would be impossible to cover every stressful aspect of college life, we’ve compiled some helpful hints on various sources of stress to hopefully make your life a little bit easier during these last few weeks of school.

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OLIVIA BROWN Asst. Features Editor

refreshed and unprepared for about to ensue. istration, choosing new roomfor the next year or summer, ls and internships become a very little time left to get them ts teams are still demanding as

What are you most stressed or worried about this spring semester?

In 2012, overall conversion rate for turning interns into full-time hires hit an all-time high at 58.6%

Students who completed an internship while in college

earned nearly -vs15% more on average $26,000
than those who did not undertake an internship.


“Being able to get the classes I need.” Kristina Cunningham, freshman

“Applying to graduate school.” Mim Shadid, senior

One-third of all college graduates end up taking jobs that don’t even require college degrees.

34% of college
students say that financial stress affects their schoolwork negatively.
“Finding a job.” Rebecca Buglio, senior “The amount of class work.” Afzal Fazal, sophomore

1 in 5 students say they are stressed
all or most of the time.
http://www.nbcnews.com http://stress.lovetoknow.com http://endoftheamericandream.com NACE Internship and Co-op Survey

“Waiting to hear back from grad schools.” Justin Lyle, senior

“Housing.” Glenn Funk, junior

Best Paying Summer Jobs

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This job brings in an average of $9.85 per hour. Your primary responsibility as a lifeguard is to enforce safety rules, but you must also be ready to help in case of any emergency. An American Red Cross Lifeguard certification is required, but this course is frequently offered at local gyms and community pools during the winter or early spring months and can be completed by anyone starting at the age of 15.


This can be a hard job for anyone who isn’t fit or willing to haul heavy bags around in the heat all day. However, you can earn an average of $50-100 per bag for 4.5 hours of work. Duties involve carrying the golf bag, replacing divots, raking sand traps and cleaning golf balls.

Sales Associate:

This job averages about $11.84 per hour and is a typical job for several stores. Workers may assist in daily operations of the store, process merchandise and assist customers with selecting and finding items in the store.

Pharmacy Technician/Associate:

Workers in this position earn an average of $10.74 per hour. Their duties will include helping customers, working a cash register and keeping the pharmacy area clean. In addition to this, depending on various state laws, technicians may also create prescription labels and enter patient information into the computer.


Servers at restaurants earn roughly $9.80 per hour, including tips. Duties will include taking meal orders, taking food to the table and making sure customers have a good overall dining experience. However, if people skills aren’t your strong point or if you don’t think you’ll be able to memorize a number of recipes for various dishes, you may want to consider another job. http://www.forbes.com



‘Game of Thrones’ starts new season

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Zombies attack Berry
COMMENTARY BY MICAH BHACHECH Opinions Editor The weather was nice. It’s the small things that really get you through a frantic scramble to survive a ceaseless onslaught of ravenous living corpses. At least, that’s what my imagination generated during my mission on the side of the “Humans” last Sunday. Berry’s Humans Versus Zombies (HVZ) event began last Wednesday pitting zombies, with bandanas tied around their heads and an insatiable hunger (they had to tag the humans) against humans, with bandanas around their arms and weapons clutched beneath their pale knuckles (Nerf darts or socks were used to stun attacking zombies). The event’s organizer, sophomore Nick Diaz, admitted to a slow start in the first half of the week-long struggle. On Wednesday, March 27 one zombie was selected, and tension hung in the air. “Everyone had that panic, that excitement,” Diaz said. Unfortunately, the only zombie went home for Easter on Thursday at 1 p.m. before tagging, and thus turning, any humans. Diaz tried to recruit a few other zombies, but they wouldn’t participate, so he made himself a zombie. Most of the players went home during their long Easter weekend, but Diaz said that the second half of the event picked up pace quickly. And I can second that assertion, having done battle with the zombies on that still, haunting Sunday when the action really started. According to the fiction of the piece I was a doctor with a cure for the Superzombie strain of the virus that reanimated the dead. My work would reduce the number of Nerf bullet hits it took to stun a zombie back to one. The humans’ failure in an earlier mission resulted in zombies that could take two bullets. Unfortunately, I didn’t know that. My troupe of humans, carrying the cure I’d created to the safest of havens (Deerfield lobby. Who knew?), included sophomore Eric Stevenson and junior Nick Gettys. Between the three of us we had two guns and two pairs of socks. Luckily, we completed almost half of our trek before we encountered any zombies. And then they were upon us. Diaz along with two other zombies (sophomore Chaz McLaughlin and freshman Jenny Sung) gave chase. We outran them from the Evans Hall parking lot to an inevitable battle in front of Krannert. There I fell to the insatiable horde. I was backpedaling, keeping McLauglin at bay with cover fire from my gun, when Sung leapt into action, eyes full of single-minded hunger. I ran backwards, firing one true shot that struck Sung. I thought she was down, so I turned my back to the advancing McLaughlin, only to feel Sung’s defeating tag. Two hits. They took two hits. So I failed. But I passed my research to Stevenson, and in the confusion of my death, he and Gettys escaped. They ran toward Ford, a necessary stop on the way to Deerfield (because of reasons), and I dragged myself, defeated and forlorn, to the finish line to

Freshman Bizzie McMekin attacks sophomore Nick Diaz with a bag of socks during the final battle of Humans Versus Zombies on Tuesday.

PAUL WATSON, News Editor

see how the humans fared. My wait was rewarded in just a few minutes when I saw Stevenson, alone, running over the golden fields between Deerfield and Ford. Gettys had been turned into a zombie, and I saw him along with Diaz, coming from the sidewalk adjacent to Hermann Hall to cut off Stevenson. From my vantage point, I saw both parties, human and zombie, before they met one another, and my heart pumped ice beneath my clammy skin. Stevenson saw his pursuers, and the horde saw him. Humanity’s best hope was Stevenson’s speed. He dropped his weapons and ran, sprinted like a mad man, the zombie horde (as many as four zombies!) in hot pursuit. And, by a hair, Stevenson made it. I was only part of the event for that one day and have since repented of my bandana, but in the following days, I saw the struggle rage on. With all the students back on campus, it was not uncommon to see humans lugging massive Nerf guns down the halls of Evans and zombies in groups trying to form an inescapable perimeter around any lone, unwary humans. The battle reached its climax on Tuesday. The two forces met in large groups in a final stand in which humans tried to reach a zombieguarded evacuation point in Valhalla. Of the 75 people that participated, only six humans survived the entire week. The rest were turned into zombies.

It’s that time of year for everyone’s favorite, highly sexual, violent, gruesome, royally screwed fantasy thriller adventure party of a million characters. “Game of Thrones” is back. Ever since I shotgunned the entirety of the first two seasons in what felt like a matter of minutes and immediately plunged into the book series — stopping at book five because school started to get in the way — I’ve been waiting with bated breath at the thought of once again returning to Westeros and all of the catty kingdom drama that I could ever want. Season three opens with a black screen. Our ears are filled with gruesome sounds, forcing us to fill in the action ourselves. This cold open was an excellent choice because it draws the audience back into the show. As any season premiere should, this episode reminds us of what’s already happened and sets the tone for the rest of the season. What it lacks in excitement and sword fights, it makes up for with plot development. Back to the opening: we hear the fighting between the Night’s Watch and the White Walkers, half-rotted magical creatures that would look at home on the set of “The Walking Dead.” The first face we see is Samwell Tarly, running as fast as he possibly can (which isn’t that fast). He comes upon a corpse holding its own head in the midst of a raging blizzard. Tarly is saved from joining the ranks of the living dead, but his failure to send ravens with warnings to the Wall has doomed the rest of humanity. “You had one job, Tarly!” Mormont screams. Once again, Samwell can do nothing right. Meanwhile, the wildling Ygritte leads the captured Jon Snow to meet Mance Rayder, the King Beyond the Wall. In season two, Snow was forced to feign betrayal of his Night’s Watch oath in order to gain access to Rayder. When Snow enters Rayder’s tent, we are forced to sit through an awkward “Is-Jon-Snow-going-to-be-murderedor-will-they-let-him-join-the-Wildlingforce” moment, which is something I’m sure we’ve all lived through at least zero times. All the while, we are teased with “looks” from Ygritte. We all want a Jon Snow sex scene more than oxygen, and those “looks” seem to suggest it later in the season. Back in the Seven Kingdoms, where the real drama is at a boiling point, we have poor little Tyrion Lannister, licensed imp, trying to rebuild his life after he was injured in the Battle of Blackwater. No one seems to acknowledge or care that Tyrion saved King’s Landing from Stannis, nor that his injury is courtesy of his own sister’s orders. Cersei herself strays from her typical disdainful cattiness. In this playful scene with Tyrion, her utter candor and delightfully childlike conversation with Tyrion maker her the likable kind of pure evil. Surprises at every corner must be in store for this season. Perhaps Cersei’s change of character toward Tyrion

has to do with the introduction of a new rival: the Queen-to-be, Margaery Tyrell. Unlike the Queen-Regent, Margaery takes care to woo the poor and hungry lower classes of King’s Landing. While accompanying King Joffrey in his precious little litter, Margaery stops the procession in the infamously flea-ridden section of King’s Landing, Fleabottom. Ignoring the guards’ objections, she enters an orphanage and gives a sweet — perhaps too sweet — speech to the children whose fathers died during the battle. The Tyrell family is known for their wealth and philanthropy, but you have to wonder about Margaery’s ulterior motives. While my hate for Joffrey knows no bounds, I still approve of his choice of Margaery over Sansa, the most useless of the Stark family. The night’s big reveal: Davos Seaworth, lovingly known as the Onion Knight, survived the Battle of Blackwater Bay, though he looks less like the Hand of the King and more like Tom Hanks in “Castaway.” He’s found stranded on a rock in the sea by Saladhor Saan, the pirate formerly under the employ of the “One True King of Westeros,” Stannis Baratheon. Saan reluctantly returns the Onion Knight to Dragonstone where Stannis, in his defeat, has refused to see anyone but Melisandre of Asshai. If there is one character easier to hate than Joffrey Baratheon, it’s Melisandre. Davos, reeling from his son’s death at Blackwater, tells Stannis that he thinks Melisandre is bad news. That honesty gets him sent to the dungeons. We’re left wondering if Stannis will continue to follow Melisandre’s Lord of Light and forsake his most loyal friend. I’m going to skip the Starks, because nothing happens that surprises anyone. Robb Stark, self-proclaimed King of the North, throws his own mother Catelyn Stark in a cell because she allowed Jamie Lannister to escape, in exchange for the return of Sansa and Arya. We know Arya is on the run with Gendry and Hot Pie, and Sansa is conspiring with Little Finger. It’s uncertain where this plotline is headed, but it’s sure to end poorly — just look at ol’ Ned Stark himself. His head ended up on a pike. The plot I am most excited for this season is the beloved Daenerys Targaryen, Mother of Dragons. She can’t reclaim the throne without an army, so when her ship arrives in Astapor, a slaving port, she considers buying a large number of The Unsullied, despite her abhorrence of slavery. The Unsullied are warrior slaves, taught to obey through disturbingly brutal ways that could only come from the mind of George R. R. Martin. But Daenerys is a hunted woman. She is saved from an assassination attempt by a cloaked figure, revealed to be Barristan Selmy, the knight that Joffrey carelessly dismissed from the Kingsguard. This attempt involved a highly poisonous manticore, so you better believe I was screaming like a schoolgirl. The episode ends with Selmy becoming the first of Daenerys’ Queensguard. Barriston the Bold’s change of allegiance from Joffrey to Daenerys, who is more just but still a child, is a real game-changer. All in all, this was a great start to season three, even though it didn’t have the numerous sex scenes and sword battles that we’ve grown to love and expect. In a way, we needed this fresh start to reorient ourselves in the growing complexity of the “Game of Thrones.”

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“Grease” is a classic musical with which most people are familiar. The quirky 50s storyline ended in a typical old musical style, where the boy gets the girl and they live happily ever after. COMMENTARY BY It should have been left at that. A sequel is not going to be successful without the main charALI MCINTOSH LYDNSEY HERMAN acters. Danny and Sandy made the film a sucAsst. Entertainment Editor Staff Writer cess and to attempt a sequel without them was a death sentence both in the box office and to the audience’s attention. It has happened to you. An amazing movie is coming out with a sequel and you cannot wait to see it. Sometimes we love them, sometimes we enjoy them and sometimes we question the sanity of the producers. Some films are set up to have successful sequels. With some minor exceptions, all of the “Harry Potter” films are fantastic. They are clever and witty and follow the books closely enough to understand without having to read them. The “Back to the Future” set are also excellent movies. These are the ones worth watching. But not every sequel is quite that stellar.

Sequels to avoid for your health



Another series that should have stopped with the first is “Nightmare on Elm Street.” The first was clever and terrifying. People could not sleep without seeing Freddy in their dreams. Yet the producers ruined the effect when he became almost laughable in the second—and they did not stop there. One would think that one bad sequel would be enough, but seven were made before the original was recreated. Seven. That is far too much poor acting.

As kids, we all loved “Air Bud.” Most of us went through a phase when we wanted a Golden Retriever to play basketball with. The producers took this initial success and ran with it, creating a plethora of “Air Bud” movies. They are still being made, but as “Buddies” films. Enough is enough. The sequels are not as good as the first one or two, and despite the cute puppies, no one is watching these dogs play their sports anymore.

“Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,” despite the promising combination of Harrison Ford and the adorable Shia LaBeouf (perhaps he’s just cursed for sequels), fell so unbelievably flat. The audience left thinking, “Wait. Aliens? Really?!” What could have been a triumphant return for a favorite hero became an embarrassing experience not worth the box office price.

“Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” deteriorated the impression left after watching the first film. The second lacked a detailed story and even for an action movie, there was way too much. The second film did not uphold the integrity created by the first, despite all of Shia LaBeouf’s best efforts—and kept Michael Bay’s name as the director whose favorite device is a giant unnecessary explosion.

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Vikings Lacrosse dominant in SAA contests
STEVEN EVANS Sports Editor The Vikings Lacrosse Team struck back from a four-point deficit in the first quarter to rally and defeat the Hendrix College Warriors 12-5 in a conference game Sunday. With the win, the Vikings improved to 8-4 overall and 3-1 in the Southern Athletic Association (SAA), and dropped Hendrix College to 5-6, and 3-1 in the conference. Following a 0-4 start, the Vikings scored 10 unanswered points and prevented the Warriors from scoring until late in the fourth quarter. Sophomore attacks Blake Gwizdalski and Max Smerka each scored two goals and had two assists for the Vikings, and junior midfielders Nat Morey and Bryan Byers had two goals apiece as well in the 12-point showing for the Vikings. The Vikings took 47 shots total at the goal, while the Warriors shot 31. Junior goalie Jordan Boreman had five saves for the Vikings. “We were very sloppy in the first quarter,” said Berry Head Coach Chris Delfausse, according to BerryVikings.com. “Once we got into a rhythm a little bit, we got the ground balls, played better fundamental defense and had more possessions.” This was the second time this weekend that the Vikings won a conference competition by scoring 12 points. On Friday, the Vikings defeated the Rhodes College Lynx by a score of 12-2. Sophomore attack Cory Hall scored five goals in the contest, while Boreman made all


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Thursday March 28
Baseball vs. Rhodes L 0-4, L 5-15

Friday March 29
Women’s Tennis vs. Centre W 5-0 Men’s Tennis vs. Centre L 0-5 Women’s Lacrosse vs. Sewanee L 6-21 Baseball vs. Rhodes W 9-6 Men’s Lacrosse vs. Rhodes W 12-2 Softball vs. Hendrix W 23-2, W 9-5

Saturday March 30
Men’s Tennis vs. Sewanee L 1-8 Women’s Tennis L 1-8

Sunday March 31
Men’s Lacrosse vs. Hendrix W 12-5

CHELSEA HOAG, Staff Photographer

Monday April 1

Sophomore defender Jack Chase runs with control over the ball after a shot taken at the Vikings’ goal was deflected back onto the field. The Vikings are now 8-4 overall, 3-1 in the conference and tied with Centre College for second place in the SAA. seven of the Vikings’ saves. While Rhodes won more faceoffs than the Vikings at 10-8, the Vikings forced 25 turnovers and took a total of 49 shots as opposed to Rhodes’ 19. The Vikings will return to action this Saturday where they will face conference Rivals Sewanee: The University of the South at 1 p.m. at home. “Things are looking up right now,” sophomore defender Jake Lane said. “But we won’t know for sure until after our game against Sewanee this Saturday. They will be the toughest competition yet.”

Men’s Golf @ Emory Invitational 4th of 15

Friday April 5

Baseball @ Huntingdon 7 p.m.


Saturday March 6

Equestrian @ Hunter Seat Zones 9 a.m. Track @ Centre Invitational Women’s Golf @ Bash at the Beach Women’s Tennis vs. Birmingham-Southern 9 a.m. Men’s Tennis vs. Birmingham-Southern 9 a.m. Softball vs. Centre 12 p.m., 2 p.m. Men’s Lacrosse vs. Sewanee 1 p.m. Baseball @ Huntingdon 3 p.m. Women’s Lacrosse @ Millsaps 3 p.m.

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OLIVIA DONNALLY Asst. Sports Editor ended with a larger score difference with the Lady Vikings winning 9-1. Starting pitcher Boyd kept Millsaps hitless for nearly five innings until Millsaps’ Casey Brown successfully hit and made it to first base. She was later batted into home giving Millsaps their only run of the evening. Boyd continued to pitch for six innings until the Lady Vikings mercy-ruled Millsaps. Boyd only allowed two hits on her for the entirety of the six innings. The Lady Vikings’ winning streak continued into their four-game series against Hendrix, which took place on Friday, March 29 along with setting Berry program records in number of runs (23) and hits (23) made in a single game when they won their first game against Hendrix with a score of 23-3. Junior Sara Vigue managed five hits, which also tied for another Berry record. Stoll and senior third baseman Lindsey Campbell both scored three runs. Boyd earned her first homerun of the season. Early in the season Campbell said that one of the team goals was to outhit their opponents and have an errorless defense, both of which were achieved in the game against Hendrix. The Lady Vikings won the second game against Hendrix with a score of 9-5. The four game series got shortened, however, with the two games on Saturday being canceled due to rain. Now the women’s softball team has a record of 19-7 and a SAA (Southern Athletic Association) record of 11-3. The Lady Vikings are taking part in more than record -breaking. The team will be participating in raising money for “The Rome Challenger Sports League,” an organization that is designed to help kids and adults with special needs participate in sports regardless of their disabilities. The team will be raising money by selling their jerseys in an auction and all proceeds will go toward the foundation.


Lady Vikings mercy-rule Millsaps, hold five-game win streak
The Lady Vikings women’s softball team has been on a five-game winning streak over the course of the past week that started on Sunday, March 24 in their game against Millsaps. After losing the opening game to the Majors with a score of 9-8, the Lady Vikings came back and took the second game with a score of 6-0. In the first game, the Lady Vikings had been losing with a score of 7-1 but made a comeback when Millsaps gave up seven innings in the bottom of the fifth inning. The Majors managed to take the lead back at the top of the ninth by scoring their ninth run, but the Vikings took the series by winning the second game of the day and returning on Monday, March 25 to win the next two games against Millsaps. The Lady Vikings won the first game of the double header with a close score 5-4. They led the game with a score of 2-0 through the first three innings. Millsaps scored two single runs by Emily Collins that tied up the score at the top of the fourth inning. The score remained tied until the bottom of the sixth inning when senior first baseman Kristen Stoll came to the plate. After three balls and no strikes she managed to hit a run over the fence with a man on first, bringing in two more runs for the Lady Vikings. Sophomore pitcher Natalie Boyd hit an additional run for the Lady Vikings in the fifth inning giving them five runs and a three-run lead. The Majors were able to score two more runs with one in the top of the sixth and one at the top of the seventh making the score 5-4. They were unable to tie up the game, giving the Lady Vikings another win. The two teams returned in a nightcap game which

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Vikings receive Southern Athletic Association honors
STEVEN EVANS Sports Editor Four student athletes have been named to the Southern Athletic Association’s 20122013 Winter Sports All-Sportsmanship Teams. Among the Berry Sports recognized was Men’s Swimming & Diving, Women’s Swimming & Diving, Men’s Basketball and Women’s Basketball. Sophomore Adam Jarrell was named to the Men’s Swimming & Diving All-Sportsmanship Team, while freshman Janelle Spanjers was named to the Women’s Swimming & Diving All-Sportsmanship Team. “I felt very honored to win the award,”

The auction will be taking place on Saturday, April 6 in the Lady Vikings’ double header against Centre College starting at 12 p.m. with a second game at 2 p.m.

Spanjers said. “My team and I worked very hard and we swam really well at conference. I can’t wait to see what next year has in store for us.” For basketball, junior Hunter Smoak was named to the Men’s Basketball All-

Sportsmanship Team and sophomore Mel McLean made the Women’s Basketball AllSportsmanship Team. “It was a pleasant surprise,” Smoak said. “I didn’t even know that this was an award that they gave out. I just wanted to


be a team player.” The Southern Athletic Association (SAA) was formed in 2011 and focuses heavily on good sportsmanship and the individual character of the players and coaches of the teams represented in the conference. “The Sportsmanship award means a lot to me,” Jarrell said. “I know the team had a rough start, but towards the end of the season we all worked very hard and we were dedicated to the program. To be singled out individually from such an amazing team is a great honor.” In addition to the SAA Sportsmanship awards, a lacrosse player, sophomore attack Cory hall, was announced Offensive Men’s Lacrosse Player of the Week.




APRIL 4, 2013

So far this spring, warm weather has been hard to come by. On Monday, the temperature got up to around 70 degrees. Some Berry students chose to tweet photos of their activities or post them on Instagram. They hammocked, picked flowers and enjoyed the sun.


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