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Volume 104 September 6, 2012 Number 2

Marijuana plants discovered Smoking allowed Hunters discovered $45,000 worth of marijuana plants with policy changes
KIMBERLY TREESE News Editor CAROLINE CLAFFEY Deputy News Editor Smoking is no longer allowed within 50 feet of doorways on campus as per a revision to the Viking Code over the summer. Assistant Dean of Students for Residence Life Lindsey Taylor clarified that the distance must be specifically from doorways. The biggest thing is that the distance must be from doorways, not from buildings in general, Taylor said. Theres been some confusion on that. Smoking is still restricted under breezeways and covered areas. As a result most outdoor fireplaces are off limits as well because they are covered or too close to doorways. These areas have also sustained some damages from smoking, such as cigarette burns and holes in the furniture. Taylor said the outdoor lounge areas had been somewhat taken over by smokers and that this new policy will hopefully allow everyone to use them. These spaces were created for all students to enjoy, smokers or not, Taylor said. Im not trying to punish students for smoking, but I dont know what else to do. Hunters stumbled upon more than the usual game on Berry property Thursday, Aug. 27. Hunters who were scouting the property Berry leases to the Floyd County Wildlife Club ran across 17 marijuana plants. Upon the discovery, the hunters contacted Floyd County law enforcement. Although the property is leased by Berry and outside of the Wildlife Management Area, Bobby Abrams, berry chief of police, was called into the investigation. According to Abrams, all of the plants had been very well taken care of and some of the mature ones reached heights as tall as 12 feet. Most of the plants were mature and had been harvested at least once because you could see where the stalks had been cut and so the smaller ones were from the harvested ones and some of them were 10-12 foot tall, Abrams said. The value of the 17 marijuana plants was estimated to be about $45,000. Police have no suspects thus far but are fairly positive no The Viking Code handbook states that in all cases, the right of the non-smoker to protect his or her health takes precedence over the smokers desire to smoke. Taylor said that the alteration of the policy was not the result of any isolated incidences but of persistent complaints about student smokers circumventing the rules by technicalities. The porch at Dana is one such example. Last semesters policy banned smoking in covered areas, so students smoked at the edge or on the steps of the porch, which required other students to walk between or through smoke to get to the door. They werent breaking any rules by smoking there, Taylor said. But the right of the nonsmoker has to take precedence. The Student Life Council looked at making Berry a smokefree campus a few years ago, but no decision was made and the issue is still under discussion, Taylor said. Taylor said most of the questions asked by students who smoke are about where they are supposed to go or sit if they cannot smoke by the outdoor fireplaces.

Deputy Ghee Wilson takes a closer look at a confiscated plant. Berry students were involved. Someone has to live somewhere in that area to maintain the plants and water and fertilize them, Abrams said. All of the plants were cut down and taken to the Walker Mountain Landfill where they were burned at an unannounced site.

DOUG WALKER, Rome News-Tribune

As of now, no future arrests are expected in the case. The only chance we would have is if a concerned citizen who knew about the plants were to call, which is very unlikely because its an enterprise and theyre probably not bragging about losing their plants to anyone, Abrams said.

Berry submits waiver to continue stadium build

Fundraising underway for Richards Gym renovation and stadium construction
KIMBERLY TREESE News Editor Berry has been working with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife staff in an effort to get a waiver approved that would allow the football stadium to be built just south of the original construction site. The original construction plans came to an unexpected halt in February when the nest of a pair of bald eagles was discovered just 136 yards from the northeastern corner of that Cage Center parking lot. A section of the National Eagle Protection Act prohibits any activity that may disrupt the eagles, including construction, within 600 yards of the nesting site. Brian Erb, vice president for finance, has met with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife staff and says that although Berry considered alternative spots, the original site seemed most practical. We looked at multiple other locations for the field, but in the end this location seemed the best, both from being located adjacent to the Cage, as well as for traffic circulation during game day, Erb said. In order for the build waiver to be approved, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife staff must decide the likelihood of the nesting spot being a permanent or long-term location for the pair of eagles. They take into consideration whether the nest was fully completed, and what Berry would do to protect the nest location in case the eagles ever return, Erb said. The proposal for the build waiver included a landscape buffer, reduced field lighting and the use of small field support structures, said Erb. It also identified other nearby property that the eagles were more likely to nest in due to environmental conditions. Along with the stadium construction, tentative plans ard in place for the renovation of Richards Gym for football use as well. As of now Richards is the home to student publications, Berry Outdoor Leadership Development (BOLD) and dance team, but Debbie Heida, vice president of student affairs, believes the construction will have little impact on these organizations. At the point we can renovate Richardswhich we hope will begin next semesterwell have to relocate publications and we have already been discussing that, Heida said. BOLD and dance will return to original spaces in Richards. So they will not be affected other than the need for them to have temporary space while were renovating Richards. However, Richards will not be renovated for football alone. Ideally, it will include offices for football, lacrosse,

tennis and golf as well as a strength and conditioning area for all student athletes. No final decisions or plans can be made on either the stadium or Richards until the funding is secure. Fundraising is in the active stage for both Richards and the stadium, Heida said. It isnt finalized yet so we dont have start dates for anything until we know we have the funds to support the building. With 15 football players already on campus, football Coach Tony Kunczewski is excited about the inaugural season and hopes football will further enrich Berrys campus. We want to build the program from the bottom up, Kunczewski said. I think football can hopefully add to the great campus environment Ive seen and experienced already. I hope football will be another sport that students, faculty and staff can rally behind. Above all, Kunczewski is most impressed by the welcome he has received across campus. Ive been really humbled by the overwhelmingly positive response thus far by administration and faculty and most importantly the students, Kunczewski said. Berry has proven to be exactly what I hoped it to be after four months.


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Student spends summer in style

Junior Sydney Hulebak interns with Billy Reid
CAROLINE CLAFFEY Deputy News Editor Berry junior Sydney Hulebak spent two months of this summer interning with nationally renowned designer Billy Reid at his studio in Florence, Ala. The responsibilities of her internship were in production, which included taking inventory, contacting stores and suppliers and helping to keep the work managed so that the products could be finished on time. The main idea was for Hulebak to have responsibilities but not be overwhelmed with complete accountability, she said. She also assisted Reid in designing and creating the uniforms for his sons baseball team. Hulebak happened across the internship while scanning Vogue magazines website over Christmas break and applied on a whim. My resume was basically, I have a fashion blog, Hulebak said. So they took a chance on me, and it was incredible. She recounted one day of her internship when she was asked to sew a patch onto a hat. Reid gave her the hat off his head, telling her it was his favorite. When I was done, he put it back on and it was totally crooked, Hulebak laughed. But he wasnt ashamed. He accepted that it was a learning experience. I learned that its more than just the fabric. Its about helping people achieve their own potentials. Hulebaks experience with Berrys Student Work Experience Program helped give her the tools required for working with Reid. I felt encouraged by the Student Work Program, Hulebak said. You learn to dedicate yourself to what you do and not be afraid to fall. I learned how to be a hard worker and take risks. Ive never worked in fashion before and I still got this opportunity. Among the credits listed on


Smoking Policy
after you meet with Dennis Goshorn, Parsons said. The second time is an educational sanction, and the third offense is a $50 fine. After that, the punishment goes up exponentially. And Im paraphrasing. Senior and Resident Assistant Adrianna Delia thinks the policy is a good idea. Its keeping trash out of the doorways, Delia said. There was a lot of that last year. Even after the adoption of these new rules, Taylor said that she has already received a complaint from a student about smokers standing under her window, which is not in violation of the rules as long as the students are 50 feet away from any doorways. Its a polarized argument. There will never be a perfect situation for everybody, Taylor said. The main thing is that this was not a policy created to punish smokers.



PARKER SEALY, Photo Editor

his website is that in 2010 Reid became the first designer to receive the Best New Designer in America Award and the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA)/Vogue Fashion Fund Award in the same year. He also won the CFDAs Best Menswear Designer of the Year Award in June of 2012. Reid has been featured in several publications including Vogue, GQ, Elle, Esquire, Details, Lucky, and The New York Times. Hulebak is from Huntsville, Ala., only two hours away from Reids studio in Florence. Hulebak is working toward a double major in religion and communications with a concentration in public relations and is in the honors program. Hulebak volunteered as a SOAR Leader in 2011 and is active on campus as a member of The Sponsorship of Orphans in Uganda Project (SOUP). One of her postgraduation ambitions is to help empower women in Africa, where she also is planning to study abroad in the spring. Id like to take advantage of the abundance of the natural resources in Africa and teach women skills that could be marketed in the States, Hulebak said. Besides offering her experience in the fashion industry, this internship had a deep impact on Hulebaks perspective on success.

Senior Clay Henrys objection to the new policy is that since smokers have no designated area, they are alienated and literally left out in the rain. Theyre telling us where we cant be but not where we can, Henry said. So theres nowhere to go when it rains. I just feel like there should be a designated place, like the gazebo at the townhouses or the fireplace at Deerfield, but I know people who have been kicked out of both of those places. Senior Rachel Lemcke has a similar opinion. Its nice not to have to breathe it, Lemcke said. But I think there should be a place for them (smokers) to go. Clint Parsons, a junior at Berry, recounted his experience with the repercussions of breaking the new rules. Ive been caught twice, and the first time you get a warning

-Theft- On Aug. 24 a student reported their bicycle stolen from oustide Dana Hall. -Theft- On Aug. 28 a student reported four rings and one pair of earrings stolen from her apartment in Rollins. -Drug ActivitySeventeen marijuana plants were discovered by hunters scouting property leased from Berry College. -Alcohol Violation- A non-Berry student was discovered to be under the influence of alcohol. He was picked up by a friend and escorted off campus.
Record serial numbers of all valuable property and store these numbers in a secure place.

Junior Sydney Hulebak pins various fabric samples to an assessment board during her summer internship with Billy Reid.

I thought to be successful in fashion I had to be an excellent sketch artist, excellent seamstress and have excellent connections, but I learned that I want to be with a company who really

cares, Hulebak said. At the end of the day, whats more important is who you helped rather than what you gained.

Mark your calendar:

The last day to withdraw with W grade for first 7 week classes is Sept. 12.


Geology project collides with technology

BONNY HARPER Editor-in-Chief Geomorphology isnt a subject at Hogwarts, but when combined with technology, it can work magic. Informative, smartphone-friendly Quick Response (QR) codes were placed next to seven of the landscape photos in the Science Building on Monday, the result of a project by the students of a geomorphology class at the end of the spring semester. Geomorphology, taught by Assistant Professor of the School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences Tamie Jovanelly, studies landscape evolution. Geomorphology is a field of geologic study that focuses on how landscapes change over time, mostly through erosional processes using wind, water and ice, Jovanelly said. Jovanelly focuses a portion of the course she teaches on the formation of the Appalachian Mountains and barrier islands of Georgia. The class takes several local and weekend field trips to locations that show unique examples of geomorphology, she said. In the spring semester, Jovanelly had each of her students choose his or her favorite landscape photograph on the first floor of the Science Building, about which they would write a short summary paper. The students were required to explain in ordinary terms how the pictured natural landscape had formed, Jovanelly said. At the end of the semester, the students recorded their voices reading their papers, and Jovanelly worked with then-junior engineering major Julian Knight to create the QR codes for each photograph. Seven of these codes have been placed next to their respective photographs, and four more await placement. Jovanelly, who described this process as an evolving project, said the goal is to have these informative recordings, accessible via the QR codes, for the entire first-floor gallery. Knight said he offered to help Jovanelly put the site together this summer. I had to learn a little about web design for smartphones, as the site is optimized for mobile devices, Knight said. I recorded the students reading their papers, and also got in contact with the original artist, Iwahashi Takashi. He gave us thumbnails of the photographs and permission to create the site. Jovanelly said the idea for the QR codes occurred to her because of her enjoyment of visiting museums. In many museums Ive noticed that cell phones can be used as a way to retrieve more information about a topic, piece or artifact. With the craze of the scan codes and the boom of smartphones, this seemed like a more upto-date way of communicating ideas than dialing an extension. Knight said he was easily able to research the cause of the evolution of his photographs landscape via the Internet. The photo I reported on was the one of the sandstone arches at Arches National Park, Knight said. Arches are a well-known phenomenon, and a little Internet research went a long way toward revealing the details. Junior Hanna Jackson, who was a sophomore when she took the course, researched the Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park. She said Yellowstone National Parks website aided her in her research. (Yellowstone had) done some research on why the spring that I focused on was so many different colors, so that was helpful, Jackson said. Jackson said she hopes the recordings get people interested in knowing more about the geological features they encounter. I thought (the project) was really beneficial because theres not really much about the pictures on the original plaques that were created, so if anybody is interested in the picture, theyll be able to learn more about what it is, and why its there, Jackson said. Hopefully itll get them interested in knowing more about what theyre seeing in the world. Knight said the project is good for the geology department. I am really proud of the project and think it reflects well on the geology department, Knight said. On top of curious faculty, staff and students who might want to know more about the photographs they wander past every day, visitors to the school can also break out their smartphones. In the process, they will witness what the geology students and faculty are learning firsthand. Jovanelly said she finds geomorphology interesting because understanding how landscapes form and change deepens her appreciation for natural beauty. Now, with the students research and recordings, non-geologists will be able to appreciate the landscapes too. I am hoping that someone looking at the beautiful picture of petrified wood, for example, will now say, Wow, not only is the picture striking, but now I know how wood can turn into stone! Jovanelly said. Jovanelly believes her students will be able to use the knowledge they learned in geomorphology throughout their lives. Teaching my students skills that allow them to interpret landscapes wherever they go is something they will use for a lifetime, Jovanelly said. Ask my students and they will tell you the grain size of every beach they have visited since taking geomorphology! Student Involvement Fair Stop by the Student Involvement Fair Friday Sept. 7 at 5 p.m. on the Cage lawn and find out more information on all the clubs, organizations and other interest groups Berry has to offer. KCAB Presents Ben Rector Live Join KCAB Friday Sept. 7 at 8 p.m. in the Cage Center as they present their first concert of the year featuring Ben Rector! First Year Service Day Freshmen meet in the Spruill Ballroom Saturday Sept. 8 at 8 a.m. before departing with their BCC class to team up with local community service organizations to engage in volunteer projects ranging from cleaning up streams to painting playground equipment.



Service Day Picnic Firsthand4You student representatives will meet with freshmen during the picnic on Ford lawn at noon on Saturday Sept. 8. KCABs Outdoor Movie Come watch KCABs drive-in movie, The Avengers in the Clara Bowl Saturday Sept. 8 at 9 p.m. Community Engagement Fair Take advantage of this opportunity to meet with local businesses and organizations for volunteer opportunities throughout the school year on Tuesday Sept. 11 from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. in the Krannert Ballroom. Film and Discussion Susan Conradsen, director of womens studies presents Miss Representation, a film about mainstream media and how it contributes to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America on Tuesday Sept. 11 at 6 p.m. in the Evans Auditorium. (CE)

Well-known sculptor Ted Metz gives gallery talk

Ted Metzs sculptures were displayed on Aug. 27 in the Moon Gallery, where he gave a gallery talk about his work. Born in Ohio, Metz received his BFA from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA and his MFA in sculpture from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC. He has been working as a professor of sculpture at the University of Montevallo in Ala. since 1973.

NATHAN SUTTON, Staff Photographer

Vikette Auditions Love to dance? Try out for the Berry College dance team Tuesday Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. in the Richards Gym Dance Studio. Mandatory workshops will be held on Tuesday Sept. 11 and Wednesday Sept. 12, and the final audition will be on Thursday Sept. 13. Berry College Winterguard Interest Meeting All students remotely interested in winterguard can come to Krannert 246 on Wednesday Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. for information about the team and tryouts.




Fifty feet from everywhere

So, Berry officials decided it was time to change the smoking policy. Now, if you feel like lighting up, you better make sure youre at least 50 feet away from any door, lest you suffer the wrath of the Viking Code. The basis of this new rule is that the right of the non-smoker to protect his or her health takes precedence over the smokers desire to smoke. While this may be the case, it seems like it would be pretty difficult to stay 50 feet away from any door at any given time when smoking a cigarette. Berrys buildings are very close together; it seems that staying 50 feet away from one door puts you within 50 feet of another. You could go and smoke in the woods with the deer, but would giving them lung cancer be considered killing an animal on a wildlife reserve? Who would want to take that risk? Lets get real for a minute. Its fine for high schools to be tobaccofree zones because high schoolers are underage. College students are rational adults. Most smokers would move farther away if someone asked them. If not, you really just have to deal with them like any other irrational human being: Avoid being near them. If your lungs arent valuable enough to you that you wouldnt go out of your way to avoid smokers instead of just standing near them and complaining that they should move, you probably arent too concerned about whats going into your lungs anyway. Smoking kills. Its been a proven scientific fact since the 1940s. If people want to kill themselves with smoke, thats fine. But infringing on other peoples rights to healthy lungs should be prevented. However, fifty feet from any door doesnt seem to be the answer. It seems more logical to set some areas aside where smokers can stay and smoke. But there would need to be many of these areas around campus, with clear signs stating that these are smoking areas. Or, non-smokers could simply get over it. People will smoke, whether at college or in the professional world. Its a fact of life. Either learn to tolerate it, or, even easier, avoid smokers. No matter the rules, people will find a way to smoke 45 feet from a door. Prohibition has never worked, and Iit probably wont work this time either, even when academic sanctions and fines are instituted. Its not the administrations place to invoke this rule. What are they trying to accomplish? Smokers here arent that much of a nuisance. They are here and there, but they are not the majority of students. Its time to just get over the fact that people will smoke, whether you like it or not.

The other indie scene

CHRISTIAN TURNER Asst. Photo Editor The word indie brings many things to mind. It may be a certain coffee shop, the most underground band you swoon over or maybe its that one guy from your English class that wears just a bit too much flannel. Regardless, we all have different views on the matter. But how often does worship come to mind? How often do we think of Christians or of church? Yeah, thats what I thought. No worries. Im the same way. We just dont. There really isnt any correlation there. When you think of a modern church and the worship associated with it, Hillsong United is more often than not what comes to mind. If youve ever heard a contemporary worship song, then you were probably listening to Hillsong or someone just like them. So often I hear people complain about Christian worship music, saying that it all sounds the same or it is the same song written over and over again. Arguably theres some truth to that, but I feel like thats not a good reason to count those songs, or their meanings, out. I am someone who loves discovering new music. I do it on pretty much a daily basis. Theres an unexplainable joy from mining around on the Internet, and, through a lot of tactful chiseling, discovering something wonderful and new. Its like Christmas every day. So, after hearing so many tired souls complaining Paul Watson 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 Lacey Anderson Asst. Graphics Editor about the state of the worship scene, I got to digging. Its something that Ive always thought about myself. I love a wide variety of music, but the way worship music flows and sounds is not terribly compelling. Granted, we are not taking into account the words and their meanings or anyones personal belief. We are talking strictly music here. There are some great worship tracks, but as a whole, there is a cry for innovation. Someone heard that cry. Mark Driscoll is the pastor of the mega-church, Mars Hill, in Seattle, Wa. He and others understood the wide variety of people and their different musical palates. So they started Mars Hill Music, a Christian record label. There are over a dozen artists on the roster such as Citizens, The Sing Team, Kings Kaleidoscope and The Modern Post (started by the ex-lead singer of Thrice). They all have the same vision, but musically, they are distinct. It is incredibly refreshing that something like this exists. Ive really come to fall in love with most of what Ive heard from this label. They put forth some powerful records. Take the lyrics out of these songs. They sound just like a lot of indie bands today. They are complex and fluid, layered and grandiose. Now, you put the lyrics back in, and for a lot of Christians, you got some of the most incredible worship youve ever heard. I have come across other musicians with the same mindset and musical goals. One such group is the New York-based Young Oceans. Their self-titled record is huge. They lead worship on Sundays just like a normal worship band, but they do it a new way. People change and culture develops. Those musicians who are able to pick up on, and even expect, this change are usually successful. That thought holds true for every genre of music, but it is so exciting to see the worship community take on this philosophy. The reason we have worship with electric guitars to begin with is because people didnt connect with the hymns as much. Sadly, the Hillsong era is fading away for some people. The silver lining is that other artists have developed musically. On the topic of hymns, the band Ascend The Hill put out an album of their covers of old hymns. The old met the new, and I love it. Hearing Be Thou My Vision with heavy drums and gang vocals is something I cant fully explain. The juxtaposition is uncanny at first, but then its super satisfying. It allows for Truth to be the same, yet I think the music is much more pleasing to listen to. It really is the best of both sides. In short, there really is something to be created and put out for everyone in the mainstream and indie music scene. The relieving thing is seeing that practice flow into the worship scene since, for so long, it seemed like the songs werent necessarily washed up, but they just didnt seem to be moving forward at all. I hope to see trends like this in all genres of music. I love to hear what bands are capable of putting out with the changing times, and I can only hope that I continue to be surprised and drawn in by new sounds and styles.

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Rape is not a joke

ALI MCINTOSH Asst. Entertainment Editor I should preface this article with the fact that rape is never funny. No, seriously. It really isnt ever funny, for the same reasons that jokes about Sept. 11 arent funny, or why making a crack about a soldier dying overseas isnt funny. Because it happens, without rhyme or reason, and it devastates every life connected with itand nothing can ever make that funny. There are a lot more sexual assaults each year than deaths in terrorist attacks, and this very personal tragedy shouldnt become the subject of insensitive comedians. Now heres the real conversation: During the final show of this years MAD Theatre run, the lights went dark during the dreaded rape scene (I know you remember it, and you should). Someone in the audience (most likely a male, from the deep tone of voice) let out a huge, long, Yeah! of encouragement. This was intended to cheer on the rapist played by Spencer Miller (who is not a rapist in real life, but rather a wonderful, respectful guy who would never take a womans right to choose away from her). Ill be honest: my blood boiled. As I sat on the side of the stage, I tried to think of ways to express my anger to the audience before they left, before they could think for a moment that it was okay. Today, I get my forum. We experience rape culture daily. It isnt covered in most schools curriculums. I didnt even know about rape culture until last year, but I know now that there are many different kinds of rape and that they permeate every inch of societyevery race, religion, class, sexuality, gender, office, school and street. Rape culture tries to force victims to blame themselves, telling them that they asked for it. We tell women to carry pepper spray, but we dont teach men to listen respectfully to their partner, to communicate and to see women as more than objects of sexual desire. Most people dont like to talk about rape. It isnt polite, they say, and it isnt fun. It kills the mood. Its uncomfortable. You know what is even less polite? Even less fun? Even more of a mood killer? Even less comfortable? Rape. And I dont know about you all, but I would spend days talking about something awkward if it meant that the people I love might be spared from rape. So clearly we needed to have this conversation. Honestly, its my hope that a person reads this article and understands that I am a woman who has loved ones who are also women. I have been both a victim and a survivor, as have many of the women whom I love. Ive seen some of them broken and battered and terrified. And I would never be able to look them in the eyeor myself in the mirrorunless I tried to teach the world around me about the reality and the terror and the crime. To the guy who didnt understand, who Im sure just saw what media, music and friends had called a manly man asserting his supposed right to get laid: I want you to know that more women in that audience have been Jennifer Allmans character, quietly saying no (if even that), asking for their friend/boyfriend/classmate/acquaintance to wait, than you will ever know. My plea is just that you listen to the reasoning beyond the crap spouted by the world around you, a world that prizes a mans right to be satisfied over a womans right to control her body, because youll find that the reasoning is pretty flimsy. And I dont want to believe that you want to rape, or that you already are a rapist. I hope that you read this and see the hurt that happens when we dont have this conversation. I hope you go online and look up rape culture and see that everywhere, from the music we hear to the porn we watch to the way we talk about virginity, there is a giant conversation where women lose control of their bodies and are handed over to men who often dont know any better. And its sad.

If you could have one undomesticated animal as a pet, what would it be?

Dear Ms. Turnbuckle, Ive been so stressed out since school let back in! Ive cried at least once a day and I just dont know what to do! I think its the fact that I need to start making real, life-changing decisions and I dont think Im ready to start my life yet. What should I do? Should I stress out now, or do you think its too early to worry about the real world? Also, where have you been? I spent an entire summer getting excited about your return and I didnt see you in the last issue. Are you not going to be around as often? Sincerely, Stressed and Scared Dear Stressed and Scared, You poor dear! You must try to reduce all this stress, or else youll end up with unfortunate wrinkles (unlike me, naturally). Of course its too early to worry about the real world! In my humble opinion it is always too early to worry about such things. The words of my dear niece Penelopes favorite singera young man named Robert Something-or-Other, I believecome to mind: In every life we have some trouble; when you worry you make it double. Dont worry; be happy. In other words, do what is necessary to retain your own happiness. If that means quitting school, well, thats unfortunate, but youll perform better in the long run if you are in a better state of mind. (Let it be noted here that I certainly and always will endorse attending school, especially at this fine institution.) As for the answers to your last questions, I was on vacation in Tahiti two weeks ago when the previous issue was published. However, I cannot promise that I will continue to make a weekly appearance in this section, as I did last year, what with Ms. Harper having moved on and all. I am flattered by your concern, but youll have to plead your case with Mr. Watson, Im afraid. Hugs and Rice Krispies treats, Ms. Turnbuckle
Ms. Turnbuckle wants to hear your woes! Be a dear and send her your burdens, secrets or questions at her personal email, violaturnbuckle@ or find Viola Turnbuckle on Facebook and ask her there! No matter the method of inquiry, shell do her best to respond promptly (and, of course, humorously) right here in the Opinions section of The Carrier.

A deer.

Jenna Brown Freshman

An axolotl.

Ben Riggs Junior

A panda bear.

Kane Quinones Freshman

Good effort, Little Caesars

PAUL WATSON Opinions Editor In case you havent been near a TV or radio recently, let me fill you in. Little Caesars Pizza is now running an ad campaign in which one is told not to call 1-800-TRY-LITTLE-C. Of course, the viewer or listener then calls the number, where they are given one last chance: do not visit When one visits this website, they are told to enter their address. Once the visiter has done so, they are told their house is now haunted, and the only way to get rid of the ghosts is (spoiler alert) to go buy a Little Caesars Pizza from the nearest locationdirections are given based on the address you entered on the website.

A cheetah.

ASk VioLA turnbuckLe

I personally went through this whole process on a recent drive to New York and was a bit disappointed with the results. I figured, hey, I went through these handful of steps for you; I want something in return. Even a free 20 oz. drink with a purchase of a combo would do. Anything. But instead, all I get are ghosts in my house that cost money to eradicate. Now, this is one of the more creative campaigns Ive seen in quite a long time. It is very well put together, and very interactive. It just is lacking that big ending youre looking for in such an in-depth ad campaign. Lesson learned: Youd better give me a reason to put in effort, especially if all youre doing is trying to get me to buy a not-so-good-but-very-wellpriced pizza. Unless Bill Murray will be accompanying me to my house after my purchase, you are not the Ghostbusters, Little Caesars.

Nikki Taylor Senior

A giraffe.

Rhett Morrell Freshman

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College students are known for being two things: poor and hungry. When late nights abound and the realms of WalMart are within your reach 24 hours a day, its easy to get caught up in a vicious cycle of endless snacking. Combine that with temptations of fast food on campus and student discounts at numerous food joints around town, and youve stumbled down the rabbit hole of unhealthy food choices. Lets be honest: Very few people wake up craving a plate of asparagus, so instead of suggesting you cut out all of your guilty pleasures, weve come up with some tasty foods to help you snack smarter. Between this and an active lifestyle, youll be well on your way to more energy and a healthier body! FROSTED STRAWBERRY POP TART SERVING SIZE: ONE PASTRY CALORIES: 200 SODIUM: 170 MG (7% DV) CARBOHYDRATES: 38 G (13% DV) SUGARS: 16 G KASHI HONEY ALMOND FLAX SERVING SIZE: ONE BAR CALORIES: 140 SODIUM: 105 MG (5% DV) CARBOHYDRATES: 19 G (6% DV) SUGARS: 5 G








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CALORIE The energy needed to raise the temperature of 1 g of water by one degree Celcius. The average adult should consume 2,000 calories per day. CARBOHYDRATES Any group of organic compounds, including sugar, starch and cellulose. As a vital source of energy, the daily intake of carbohydrates shouldnt exceed 500 mg. SUGAR Put down that Coke and get ready for a reality check. Although sugar is not a nutrient, there are suggested limits for your intake. The average man shouldnt consume more than 45 g of sugar per day, and women should keep their sugar intake below 30 g. FAT A greasy, organic compound that cannot be dissolved in water and is a major energy source. For total fat content, the average adult should consume between 44 and 78 g of fat each day. SODIUM Plays a vital role in the bodys ability to regulate fluid balance. The average person should consume 2,300 mg of sodium per day.





Eric Morris has been the fitness director at Berry for the past five years. His position involves assisting Berry faculty, students and staff in finding a health and fitness program suitable for their personal goals. Morris graduated from Berry in 1989 and began his own personal training business in 1992. This business, which started with a single client, eventually grew into a gym of 1,000 members, which Morris sold in 2006. When the fitness director position became available at Berry, Morris immediately became interested and soon returned to his alma mater to continue his career.
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Usually people start out wanting help with machines or working out, and when they begin to get results, they get hungry for more," Morris said. "Thats when we begin developing a program for them. Senior Lacey Herring currently works as Morris' intern. Herring, a kinesiology major, shadows Morris, helps with personal training, and recently led a Zumba/ hip hop class with over 100 participants.

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Head over to Viking Fusion for more information on how Eric Morris can help you develop a personalized fitness program!

Much like a drug, the consumption of sugar stimulates dopamine and serotonin production, which in turn creates feelings of calmness and happiness and leaves your body craving more. However, as the intake of sugar increases, so does resistance, creating a vicious cycle of craving, consuming and then craving again, more and more sugar. Sugar addicts who are not able to consume enough sugar to fill their cravings in a day are often left with feelings of irritability, fatigue and headaches. Finally, a diet with a high sugar intake can cause diabetes, weight gain, heart disease, kidney damage and a weaker immune system. Curing a sugar addiction can turn into a major challenge, especially when those late nights come around and all you want is a soda, energy drink or frappuccino to keep you going. It may seem easy to revert to artificial sweeteners, but these are even more dangerous than sugar, as they are just a mixture of chemicals rather than real food. Your best bet is to either avoid buying sugary snacks altogether or, if youre really craving sugar, to go for a food with low-sugar content or a small piece of gum. Patience and will power are the only things that will bring your addiction to an end!
AUTUMN CLARKE Features Editor


When they hear the word sugar, most people imagine tiny white granules being poured into a cup of coffee or mixed into a cake batter. However, the cold, hard truth is that there are several types of sugar, and very few people know the differences, causing them to go about blindly selecting sweets without bothering to find out what exactly theyre consuming. But never fear, The Carrier is here to solve the great sugar mystery that has plagued mankind for so long. Fructose: This sugar is found in nearly all fruits. In small quantities, it will cause less of a spike in blood sugar than the same amount of processed sugar. However, in large amounts, the bodys ability to process fructose can become impaired. High Fructose Corn Syrup: This corn syrup goes through yet another chemical process and is used as a low-cost replacement for regular sugar. Not only is it the sugar with the highest calorie content, but it also causes a higher blood sugar spike than any other type of sugar. Carbohydrates: These come in many forms, and nearly all foods have some sort of carbohydrate content. All carbohydrates are eventually broken down into simple sugars for the body to use. However, when complex sugars are consumed, it takes longer to break down. This, in turn, doesnt require as much insulin from the body as soon, and is therefore healthier.
OLIVIA BROWN Asst. Features Editor



Atlanta convention brings nerds together

ALI MCINTOSH Asst. Entertainment Editor princess, Wolverine and three flying monkeys walk into a barand wave to Mario and Luigi, pulling up chairs and ordering drinks. No, this isnt a dreamor a nightmare, depending on your point of view. This is Dragon*Con, held in Atlanta Friday, Aug. 31 through Monday, Sept. 3. This is not your average conference, however; Dragon*Con is a sci-fi/fantasy convention representing every facet of nerd-dom. If you see ties and suits, youve ended up in a group of people cosplaying (dressing in costume as) the Men in Blackthe real business people are dressed as Yoda, Xena, Ursula and Captain Jack Sparrow. When Dragon*Con began more than 20 years ago, it was a few hundred nerds hanging out in one hotel and talking about



Lord of the Rings and Star Trek. Special guests were the moderators from Internet forums and authors of particularly wellknown fanfiction. Today, the stars of True Blood and Harry Potter make yearly appearances, and the con is attended by thousands and thousands of the geekilyinclined. Its taken over five hotelsa sixth to be added next yearand essentially shut them down for one weekend, along with a decent portion of the city itself. Saturday morning, a parade featuring groups in various costumes makes its way down the crowded streets as people line the sidewalks. Some people simply buy a fez hat and a bowtie and call themselves the Doctor, while others paint their entire bodies and wear custom-made suits of chainmail.

Its taken over five hotelsa sixth to be added next year and essentially shut them down for one weekend.
People of every age flock to Dragon*Con, from infants who drink from mock-TARDIS milk bottles to the elderly in full steampunk gear, and everywhere in between. For many of the younger generation, who grew up loving the shows, movies and books their parents loved, this is a welcome trip home. Im one of those people; Ive attended Dragon*Con every year since I was 11. My dad has been going for 14 years and decided to start bringing me along when I showed interest in Battlestar Galactica and Harry Potter. My very first panel was a tiny acting workshop (I had dreams back then of starring in movies) with former Battlestar actor Richard Hatch. Unlike many places where stars feel the need to bring droves of bodyguards, Dragon*Con made Hatch feel totally comfortable walking away from the front table, dropping his mic and having a roundtable discussion with the 20 or so people in the room. He was able to be honest with us, holding someones hand in meditation and making eye contact with all of us. That was pretty incredible for 11-year-old me, and I vowed to go every year from then on.

This year, my dad and I saw a panel of Middle Earth actors discussing the upcoming movie The Hobbit and sharing stories from the set of The Lord of the Rings film trilogy. Billy Boyd explained the origin of his bands name (Bee Cake, if youre wondering); Dominic Monaghan, teasing Boyd about being at work while Monaghan sunned on a beach in Spain, sent him a picture of a cake made to attract local bees. We found out that one of our favorite TV writers is working on a new web series, Husbands,which is pretty great. In a True Blood panel, Nelsan Ellis got a call from Rutina Wesley and put her on speakerphone so the entire room of 2,000 people could shout how much they love her. Fans come to Dragon*Con for moments like thatreal moments with the people who inspire them. Dragon*Con also officially sponsors a blood drive, which collects blood on behalf of Robert A. Heinlein, a science fiction writer known for works such as Stranger in a Strange Land. A free T-shirt is given to those who donate, a fact emphasized by the zombies and vampires who hold the signs spread around the hotels. Dragon*Con refuses to simply celebrate nerdiness; this is a community founded on the idea of good defeating evil, and community service is just a part of what they do. So if youre a huge fan of The Vampire Diaries, love anime or have been hiding your secret obsession with Star Wars,

ALI MCINTOSH, Asst. Entertainment Editor

This girl found a creative way to join in the costume fun without spending too much time or money. grab a witty T-shirt and visit Atlanta next Labor Day weekend. Youre bound to see some Berry students there and meet some really interesting peopleand who knows, maybe you can start working on a costume of your own.

A young boy cosplaying as his favorite hero, Captain America. His younger brother came as Wolverine but was too tired to pose.

ALI MCINTOSH, Asst. Entertainment Editor

ALI MCINTOSH, Asst. Entertainment Editor

Food is always an important part of Dragon*Con; this is one of three sections of the food court at a local mall, where convention attendees dominate the restaurants all weekend.


Audition workshop brings new opportunity

RACHEL THOMPSON Guest Writer The Berry College Theatre Company hosted its first annual Georgia Theatre Conference (GTC) Audition Workshop in the E.H. Young Theater on Saturday. Professionals from the Rome area came in to talk to theatre students from Berry and Shorter University about the dos and donts for their upcoming auditions for GTC and future auditions in general. The students first got a rundown of the logistics, expectations and rules, and then watched as two Shorter alumni performed their audition packages including a monologue and musical piece. Junior Allie Southwood was very excited for the opportunity to participate in the workshop. Literally what I want to be is an actor, Southwood said. My job as an actor is auditioning; to be able to take a class and learn that is so helpful. The guests brought a slew of tips and tricks for students to store in their back pockets to keep as boosters, such as, a simple smile or thank you to the judges serves as a signal that they are the actors with whom people want to work. Each speaker had a different perspective with individual advice for the students, which helped tier the workshop so they could see how auditions vary across an actors career. Richard Bristow, a visiting associate professor, was one of the speakers responsible for putting the event together. We want to prepare our students, said Bristow. In the spring, associate professor Kris Carlisle, lecturer Ruth Baker, associate professor Alice Bristow and Richard Bristow all met to discuss the creation of this workshop in order to boost the program. Specifically since GTC is right around the corner, the workshop was a great chance for students to try out their own material. After listening to and watching the professionals, the students had the opportunity to perform their audition packages in front of their peers and the guests and get feedback tailored specifically to their strengths and target areas for improvement. The intent is to get passed on from GTC to Southeastern Theatre Conference, which opens many doors for aspiring actors. Students performed comedic and dramatic monologues, sang bold numbers and all the while scribbled as they received notes as to what to keep and what to scrap. Raye Varney, a former managing director for Theatre in the Square, really enjoyed getting to watch and critique the students. Its a joy to get to watch everybody, Varney stated. I think this is so much fun. To conclude the workshop, the students got a chance to have a brief Q&A with the guests before the workshop came to an end around 3:30 p.m.
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Rome International Film Festival returns

GRACE DUNKLIN Staff Reporter Rome welcomes the lure of the silver screen as the 9th Annual Rome International Film Festival, (RIFF) will be held downtown Sept. 6 through Sept. 8 in the DeSoto Theater, as well as the Rome Area History Museum. The festival will present films from all over the world. Several of the films are from Georgia while others come from as far away as Singapore and Australia. In addition to the 81 different films being presented at the festival, there will also be workshops and other events for the attendees. Nineteen of the films being presented have also been nominated for awards at RIFF. We have actually had films that have gone on from RIFF to win Oscars. There was a documentary called Paperclips that was shown at RIFF and it went on to win best documentary at the Oscars, said Ryan Simmons, RIFFs executive director. Though not the Oscars, RIFF does have the Silvia Awards which are made up of four categories. According to the festival program these awards are narrative feature, narrative short, documentary feature and documentary short. The opening and closing films of the festival are both nominees for an award. These two films are both feature length. Opening the festival is a documentary called American Songwriter that follows the musical art of songwriter Danny Darst. The film closing the festival is a Western called Heathens & Thieves that the festival program identifies as a classical Wild West adventure. Both Ryan Simmons and Helen Simmons, the volunteer coordinator for the festival, said that attendees should try to see the opening film, the closing film or one of the two-hour blocks made up of short films. In particular, they said that the Saturday 1 p.m. block of films exclusively from Georgia or the Saturday 5 p.m. block of short films are both excellent options for those who can only come to one block of films. In the welcoming statements from the festival program, Ryan Simmons said, One of the best aspects of RIFF is that we are really a filmmakers festival. Every year we have many of our selected films filmmakers in attendance.

This means that many of the filmmakers are available to the other attendees for questions and conversations about their productions and the processes behind them. In fact, Ryan Simmons said each block of films is followed by a question and answer session if the filmmakers are in attendance. If you have an interest in film, this is kind of a great way to support artists and filmmakers, said Helen Simmons. Besides going and seeing films, there are a few other opportunities for the festival attendees. Saturday morning there will be a segment of films for children called Saturday Morning Cartoons and a makeup artist competition will be held in the afternoon. There are also two workshops on Saturday, one about how to package films for festival submission and another on how to cast films successfully. While RIFF is non-profit and supported by many different sponsors, tickets are not free. However, this year is the first year the festival is offering $2 student tickets as opposed to the regular price of $6. Each ticket is good for one block of films, or an attendee can purchase a day or weekend pass. Tickets can be bought at the RIFF website,romeinternationalfilmfestival. com, or purchased the day of the festival at the DeSoto Theater or Rome Area History Museum.


Heathens & Thieves is a classical Western adventure which will be shown at the closing of the festival.




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Former Viking pitching in the Major Leagues

ETHAN PURSER Guest Writer Former Viking pitcher Collin McHugh made debut for the New York Mets on Thursday, Aug. 23 against the Coloroado Rockies. In front of 22,544 people at Citi Field in Queens, N.Y., the former Berry pitcher threw seven innings, allowing no runs on two hits and one walk, collecting nine strikeouts along the way. The opposing Colorado Rockies took the lead in the eighth inning and never relinquished it, holding the next-to-last place New York Mets scoreless for the duration of the game and saddling McHugh with a no-decision for the spot start. After the game, McHugh was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo. Although the result of the game was suboptimal, McHugh turned in a performance that left his former coaches at Berry impressed. Unbelievable, Berry head baseball coach David Beasley said. I thought Collin did a good job of handling the situation. He controlled the situation; the situation didnt control him. Josh Hopper, former pitching coach for Berry and current pitching coach for the University of Alabama at Birmingham, also lauded McHughs efforts. I thought his composure was unbelievable, Hopper said. When Collin works downhill and his fastball is in the bottom of the zone, its hard to beat him. Hopper played an integral role in bringing McHugh to Berry over eight years ago. I went to work a camp at the University of Georgia for a friend of mine who was the pitching coach there, Hopper said. Collin happened to show up. Sitting there watching him, I thought, Wow, this kids arm is really loose, but he has no clue what hes doing with it. He doesnt know how good he could be. Hopper said it was after the initial viewing at that camp that he and Beasley began doing their homework on McHugh. The ball came out of his hand pretty well, Beasley said. He had a good body and projected pretty good and was a magnificent kid. We really felt like he fit in to what we try to bring in to Berry. Once at Berry, McHugh was used mostly out of the bullpen in his freshman year, pitching well enough to become the teams closer in 2006, a team that won the Southern States Athletic Conference tournament. According to Hopper, this was the point at which Collin began coming into his own. We got to the tournament and things started going well, and I had seniors coming to me going, Coach, our best chance to win is Collin McHugh, Hopper said. He had developed and gotten that good by the end of his freshman year. McHugh moved primarily to the starting rotation in his sophomore season of 2007, pitching well enough to earn a tryout for a spot in the Cape Cod League, a summer league reserved for college baseballs highest level of talent. McHughs performance in the Cape Cod League set the stage for his junior season, the first season in which he was drafteligible while at Berry. Marlin McPhail, an area scout for the New York Mets, had been keeping tabs on McHugh from the time he arrived at Berry. When he got to Berry, David Beasley made me aware of Collin, McPhail said. He thought in due time, he would be someone that I would want to look at and pay attention to. McPhail said that due to his relationship with Beasley, he and part-time scout Steve Smith were able to monitor McHughs performance very closely during his three years at Berry. As the 2008 Major League draft neared, Beasley had a feeling that the New York



Fantasy football, competition at Berry

STEVEN EVANS Sports editor Last night, the 2012-13 National Football League (NFL) season begun with a late-night matchup between the defending Super Bowl champions, the New York Giants and their division rivals, the Dallas Cowboys. With the beginning of a new season, players of the competitive online game known as fantasy football begins. Fantasy football is a virtual competition in which players draft real-life NFL players onto their pseudo-football teams, and compete against other players based on their fantasy football players game-by-game performance. Fantasy football currently can be played on sites such as, ESPN. com, Fastpoint, Yahoo! Fantasy Sports and The rules and regulations may vary depending on the website or application used, but generally every player is required to have a quarterback, two running backs, two wide receivers, one tight end, one kicker, one flex player (running back or wide receiver), one entire NFL teams special teams/defense unit, and four to six bench players. The players drafted can be traded amongst other teams in the league, and any players not drafted by any team will remain free agents and can be picked up by players at will. Fantasy football was an idea started back in 1962, and has greatly grown in popularity since, being consistently used by people of all ages with the help of advancing technology such as the internet, mobile devices and digital applications. Fantasy football is especially popular at Berry College, with countless leagues having started over the past couple weeks. Fantasy football is a great way to socialize, relax and to have competition that doesnt require much time, besides occasional line-up checks to make sure your team is fit for the next game, sophomore Thomas Adolph said. It is very simple and very fun, and a great way to connect with others you may or may not know. Senior Cody Marsh is also a fantasy football competitor at Berry. I like doing fantasy football because I can keep up with friends from back home and play in leagues with them across different colleges, Marsh said. Here at Berry, it is also a great way to get people connected on one thing. It is a topic of conversation and can make others feel connected and welcomed. Marsh started a fantasy football league that had its first draft on Tuesday night. I love beating my friends in fantasy because I can just talk junk to them, Marsh said. And if I win the league, I can hold that over everyone. That definitely has presence at Berry College. The fantasy football leagues will continue until the final weeks of the season, where a tournament will take place in each league to decide the winner.

Mets were going to take McHugh. There were a lot of teams that took interest, Beasley said, but the Mets were the ones that I knew that were going to step up and give him a chance to play. For McPhail, the selection process was about picking McHugh in a place where the two parties interests would align. Lucky for us, Collin was still there in the 18th round, McPhail said. I wanted to sign him. We basically knew what we were willing to give and what he was willing to take, and those things came together, and Collin became a Met. McHugh was selected with the 554th overall pick. Upon signing with the Mets, Collin spent the rest of the summer in 2008 in Kingsport, Tenn., playing for the Kingsport Mets, the New York Mets Appalachian League affiliate. After his season in Kingsport, McHugh spent the following four seasons climbing the Mets organizational ladder before making his debut this season, spending time in the New York-Penn League, the South Atlantic League, the Florida State League, the Eastern League, the Arizona Fall League and the International League. Throughout all of the challenges associated with life in the minor leagues, McPhail said that McHugh has stuck to what he knows best: being a smart pitcher. The one thing Collin has done ever since he became a Met is he continues to get better and he gives the team a chance to win, whoever hes pitching for just about

every time, day in and day out, McPhail said. He competes, and he knows how to pitch. Hes a smart kid. McHughs success comes as no surprise to his former pitching coach and his signing scout. Hes beaten the odds, McPhail added, but it doesnt surprise me that he beat the odds because hes always shown that he has a propensity to get better, and hes always succeeded at every level. Something in there has allowed him to continue to work, to make improvements, understand what it takes to be that type of a guy, and hes not trying to be who hes not. According to Beasley, he and McHugh have stayed in touch throughout his time in the minors. He also stated that he watches every game in which McHugh pitches when it is available via the Internet. Hes a great kid, he works hard and he deserves it. It couldnt have happened to a better kid, Beasley said. You always hear about that kid that went to a smaller school, worked hard and did things the right way, and gets his chance [in the majors]. But the neat thing about this is that we know Collin. After Major League rosters expanded at the beginning of September, McHugh was brought back to New York. He made his second start for the Mets on Sept. 3, allowing four earned runs in four innings pitched, striking out two batters. The Mets lost the game with a final score of 5-4.


Berry sports seasons off to winning starts

OLIVIA DONNALLY Asst. Sports Editor Berry athletes reaped the reward of their labor on Labor Day weekend. Fall sports kicked off their first matches and meets. Teams traveled to the northern parts of New Jersey down to the south of Florida to compete in their respective sports. Regardless of distance, or competing right on Berrys campus, the Vikings began their new season with bringing home a number of wins and victories. The mens soccer team played Rowan in Mahwah, N.J. Berry gained an early lead as sophomore striker David Shaw successfully landed the ball into the upper ninety corner of the net in the 42nd minute. The team was met with pressure in the second half as Rowan scored in the 55th minute. Sophomore Zak Wallingford responded with another goal for the Vikings and secured the 2-1 victory. The men are currently holding a 2-0 record and are looking to maintain the standings this weekend in their home match against Guilford. Were hoping that we can have a repeat of this this weekend, head coach Richard Vardy said. The Lady Vikings soccer team traveled to Raleigh, N.C. for the Meredith College Labor Day Classic. The women secured their 1-0 victory in the 13th minute with sophomore Rachel LeRoy crossing the ball to senior Kim Treese who took the opportunity and scored the first and only goal of the match. It was really great to have a shut-out game for the first game of the season, sophomore keeper Brooke Clement said. But we still have a lot of potential for growth. The Lady Vikings are looking to continue their level of play this coming weekend for their first home game against Mississippi College. In Clearwater, Fla. the womens volleyball team swept the Clearwater Christian Tournament with an undefeated record and claimed the championship. The day began with Florida Christian College where Berry took the game with three sets of 25-11, 25-5 and 25-10. The Lady Vikings controlled the game with poise and intensity, going after their goals successfully in reducing unforced errors, said head coach Mika Robinson. The day got more heated as Berry faced Clearwater Christian College in the championship game. The competition was intensified but the women took it with stride and won in four sets of 25-23, 25-27, 25-20 and 25-22. The womens volleyball team will also be striving to maintain their winning record this Friday at the Emory Classic. Traveling away from home was not required for a successful performance by the cross country team. The first cross country home meet resulted in a number of personal records from both the men and womens teams. Both teams are composed of a number of new faces. The mens team took 8th place overall, racing against teams like Division I Mississippi State University. The womens team had a number of returning runners set new personal records and the new runners stepped up to the challenge of their first collegiate season. Freshman Rachel Dorris led the charge of the team and finished with a time of 26:11:59 in her first 6 km race. The teams will coninue to strive for growth as they look to their next meet at the Mercer Invitational in Macon, Ga. on Sept. 15.



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The Vikings earned eighth place at home at the Sewanee/Berry Invitational on Monday. Both cross country teams will race next at the Mercer Invitational.

U.S. Open nearing end, Roddick to retire

STEVEN EVANS Sports Editor Queens, N.Y. is the site of one of the worlds most prestigious annual sporting events: The United States Open Tennis Championships (The U.S. Open). The U.S. Open is a modern iteration of the U.S. National Championship, the eldest of the four Grand Slam tennis major tournaments. Held late August and early September on the weeks preceding and following Labor Day, the tournament is played on acrylic hard courts, similar to the Australian Open, but contrary to the other two Grand Slam tennis major sites: the Australian Open and Wimbledon. The Australian Open is played on clay courts and Wimbledon is played on grass courts, which the U.S. Open was played on until 1974. Serbias Novak Djokovic is the reigning 2011 Mens Singles champion for the U.S. Open, Australias Samantha Stosur is the Womens Singles champion, Jrgen Melzer from Austria and Philipp Petzschner from Germany are the Mens Doubles champions and Liezel Huber paired with Lisa Raymond are the Womens Doubles defending champions. Rodger Federer from Switzerdont know if I want to disrespect the game by coasting home. Roddick, who just turned 30 years old on Aug. 30, is a former world number one player and won the U.S. Open in 2003, which was his Grand Slam debut year. He has 32 career titles in singles, and four career titles in doubles, with a professional career record of 612 wins and 212 losses. In a tennis world that is dominated by names such as Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Raphael Nadal, it is an inspiration to see an American player like Any Roddick rank among those greats for the past several years, Berry freshman Thomas Wegner said. It is sad to see him retire, especially only at 30. His legacy will live on. Andy Roddicks fourth-round match on Tuesday night was suspended due to rain. He lost a four-set thriller to Martin del Potro of Argentina 7-6, 6-7, 2-6, 4-6 yesterday in the fourth round of the tournament. The U.S. Open finals for mens doubles starts tomorrow at 11 a.m., the finals for womens singles and Doubles will be on Saturday at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. respectively and the finals for mens singles will take place on Sunday at noon.

land won the last Grand Slam title at Wimbledon in June. This year, Djokovic intends to defend his championship title and retain his record of winning four of the last seven Grand Slam titles, Federer looks to earn his 18th Grand Slam Title and U.S. player Andy Roddick

plans to retire after the tournament. On some big moments this year, I think Ive known I was done, Roddick said, according to Yahoo Sports. This is probably the first time in my career that I can sit here and say, Im not sure I can put everything into it physically and emotionally. I

Plant Trees!

Saturday, Sep. 8th

Womens Soccer: vs. Mississippi College 2:00 p.m. Mens Soccer: vs. Guilford 2:00 p.m. Volleyball: At Emory, vs. Transylvania 2:00 p.m. At Emory, vs. Emory 4:30 p.m.

Sunday ,Sep. 9th

Mens Soccer vs. Averett 1:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Sep. 11th

Womens Soccer: At Agnes Scott 5:00 p.m.


Wet -n- Wild

Students spent the Saturday of Labor Day weekend cooling off at KCABs event on Sept. 1 on Green lawn. The activities included water inflatables and a water gun course. The event also included a cookout with burgers, chips and smoothies.
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