Volume 104 ∙ September 13, 2012 ∙ Number 3

Trustee named CEO of Sally Ride Science
BONNY HARPER Editor-in-Chief Berry College Board of Trustee Sheryle Bolton was named the new CEO of Sally Ride Science on Aug. 16. Sally Ride Science was founded in 2001 by America’s first woman in space, Sally Ride, who then served as president and CEO until her death in July 2012. The company’s website states that Sally Ride Science is “an innovative science education company,” which Ride founded “to educate, engage and inspire all students.” Sally Ride Science is a leader in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and, according to a Berry press release from Aug. 30, “has created innovative programs and partnerships that have reached more than one million students and teachers nationwide.” Bolton, a former Berry student and a member of the Board of Trustees since 2006, said holding the position of CEO is her first position with the company. “I know who Sally Ride was, because I was alive when she was the first female U.S. astronaut in 1983 and again in 1984,” Bolton said. “I was well aware of her and the company, and the company being at the forefront of encouraging kids–and everyone with interest in the area of STEM–to have more literacy in those areas. I was recruited to be the CEO.” Bolton was previously CEO of Scientific Learning Corporation, which “applies proven research on how the brain learns to accelerate learning” and “produce(s) patented solutions essential for academic, career and lifelong success,” according to its website. Bolton’s experience also includes holding the position of director of corporations both private and public in technology and financial services. She said her passion for science began when she was around elementary or middle school age.

Pulitzer Prize winner to speak at Berry
KELLY DICKERSON Managing Editor Journalist and author Isabel Wilkerson will be speaking Sept. 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the College Chapel as part of the Conson-Wilson Lecture Series and Southern Women Writers Conference. According to the press release, Wilkerson’s Pulitzer Prize in 1994 came from her work as Chicago Bureau Chief of The New York Times. She was the first black woman to win a pulitzer prize in American journalism and the first African American to win for individual reporting. Wilkerson currently works at Boston University as a professor of journalism and director of narrative nonfiction. Associate Professor of English, Rhetoric and Writing Christina Bucher heard Wilkerson speak at the Atlanta History Museum for the kick-off of her book tour. “She’s a really compelling speaker,” Bucher said. “The students won’t have to grit their teeth through the talk.” Bucher said at the talk, she found out that Wilkerson’s mother is from Rome, Ga. and she was excited to learn of her connection to the area. Jim Watkins, associate professor of english, rhetoric and writing, said Wilkerson’s book, “The Warmth of Other Suns,” is a story of migration of African-Americans out of the south. Watkins said she conducted over 1,200 interviews for the novel. Wilkerson



“That was when Sputnik and all that started with the exploration of space, and it was mesmerizing,” Bolton said. “I was always interested in science. I had a deep interest even when I got to Berry, taking chemistry.” Bolton, who holds a masters degree from Harvard Business School, said her previous experience in business and knowledge of science education qualified her for the position. “My interest in science, leadership skills and business experience and training are important in being CEO,” Bolton said.

conducted those interviews over the course of 15 years and her novel tells the story of The Great Migration of about 6 million African Americans out of the south for the hope of a better life in the north and west. “[The book] looks at this phenomenon but you find out about it through individuals’ stories,” Watkins said. According to the press release, Wilkerson’s book has won numerous awards including the Independent Literary Award for Nonfiction and the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction. The Conson-Wilson Lecture Series brings in a speaker at least once every semester. The lecture series often serves as the kick off to the biennial Southern Women Writers Conference.

Jonathan Huggins named college chaplain
KELLY DICKERSON Managing Editor Jonathan Huggins was officially appointed as college chaplain Tuesday. Huggins came to Berry in 2010 as coordinator of student ministries and served as interim chaplain last year. Huggins said his role will not change much now that he has been appointed chaplain. “I can have a long-term vision now and plan for more than just the immediate year,” Huggins said. Dale McConkey, former college chaplain and now associate professor of sociology, said he is enthusiastic about Huggins taking over as chaplain. “From his very first days at Berry I have been nothing but impressed with his work and ministry,” McConkey said. McConkey said the main duties of the chaplain include helping to “set the religious tone on campus,” and providing spiritual counsel to students. “The chaplain is responsible for maintaining the Christian spirit of Berry’s founding history but always being welcome to all faiths,” McConkey said. “They are also responsible for providing spiritual assistance to students of all faiths and students without any religious beliefs.”

“In many ways this is a dream job for me.” - Huggins
According to the Office of the Chaplain, other duties include “supporting all religion-in-life student groups” and “working with the Interfaith Center to promote understanding of other religious tradition.” Huggins said he has previously done full-time ministry and taught college courses before and believes this has helped prepare him for his role as chaplain.

“In many ways this is a dream job for me,” Huggins said. Senior Kylie Gress, office manager of the chaplain’s office, has been working with Huggins for over a year. “Its nice working with Jon because he doesn’t micromanage,” Gress said. Gress said her job includes arranging meetings between different faith and religious groups, creating promotional material and planning and directing events. Huggins said he enjoys that his job is multi-faceted. According to the Office of the Chaplain, responsibilities of the chaplain include “setting the religious tone of the campus,” leading Mount Berry Church, programming for all religious groups on campus and bringing in guest speakers. Huggins said he is planning on starting a “pre-seminary society” in October for students interested in or considering going to seminary.

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Sally Ride
CONTINUED FROM PG.1 Bolton also said her ability to speak in layman terms is helpful in her new position. “I’m able to translate concepts into plain English, into business terms. I can modify the concept to figure out the potential for using the scientific research, because there’s a lot of research that not a lot of people can access because they don’t know what to do with it.” Bolton said her vision for Sally Ride Science is to continue the mission of Sally Ride. “I look forward to really building on Sally Ride’s legacy in science and technology,” Bolton said. “She had an incredible curiosity about the world that she leveraged into being the first female U.S. astronaut, but also doing a lot of good in encouraging people of all ages to learn more about science and technology.” Vice President of Student Affairs Debbie Heida said Bolton will perform well in her new position. “This is exciting because I know Sheryle Bolton. She is one of the most creative, innovative, entrepreneurial thinkers of her generation,” Heida said. Bolton also said she is an entrepreneur, and that this will likely be evidenced in her involvement on the Board of Trustees. “I’ve been a proponent for a long time of increased entrepreneurship, because I am an entrepreneur,” Bolton said. “You’ll probably hear me advocating for more entrepreneurial opportunities for students at Berry, especially for the careers and businesses that involve science and technology.” Bolton said Berry’s mission aligns with her personal mission. “One of the things that Berry is very good at instilling in its students, and for me is very important in the work that I do, is that I need to feel there is great potential, an intellectual component, and I need to feel passionate about the mission,” Bolton said. “And all of those apply in this case, which is why it’s exciting for me to take on this new position. It’s very consistent with the way I feel about Berry’s mission as well.” Heida said the pairing of Sheryle Bolton with Sally Ride Science is a great one. “This is fabulous for Sally Ride and Sheryle Bolton both,” Heida said. “[Sheryle]’s an amazing woman at creating momentum behind something. It’s a great match.”

Mass email survey: the results are in
AUSTIN SUMTER Online Editor The results of a survey sent to all Berry faculty and staff members regarding mass emails have been calculated and analyzed by Berry’s Institutional Research department. Some faculty and staff members felt as if the number of mass emails received by students was not a large problem. Thirty-seven percent believe that students receive 1,000 mass emails or less in an academic school year. In reality, it has been calculated that students receive over 2,000 mass emails in an academic year. Chief Information Officer of the Office of Information Technology Penny Evans-Plants suspected that this was the problem. “Since faculty and staff don’t receive the emails sent to all students, most have no idea how many emails students are receiving,” Evans-Plants said. On the other hand, some faculty and staff members do realize that students are bombarded with emails, but have limited options on how else to communicate with students. Of the 22 percent of faculty and staff who responded to the survey, 61 percent believed that students did not read their email. Evans-Plants said that faculty and staff members are open to using alternate forms of communication, such as an online calendar or newsletter. The school is already in the process of implementing a new online calendar. Almost half (49.2 percent) of the faculty and staff members who responded to the survey would use a more robust online calendar and 44.9 percent said that they would prefer a weekly newsletter to communicate with students. A little over 36 percent indicated that they would like a lost and found tab on VikingWeb while 23.7 percent would like a for sale section on VikingWeb. In an other category, some faculty and staff members suggested creating special distribution lists, such as a list by major or a list for only graduate students. While most of these options already exist, Evans-Plants said that these options need to either be “emphasize[d] more or need to [be] revamp[ed].” In response to these results, there will be a meeting with the Faculty Assembly on Thursday, Sept. 20 and a meeting with the Staff Advisory Committee on Tuesday, Oct. 2.


SEPTEMBER 13, 2012

-Vandalism- On Aug.

29 a student reported that the windshield wipers were bent on her vehicle while it was parked in the west Dana parking lot.

-Drug Activity- On

Sept. 1 a Resident Assistant turned over a small amount of suspected marijuana and a glass pipe to an officer after discovering it in a residence hall.

-Alcohol Violation-

A former student was issued a Criminal Trespass warning and escorted offcampus on Sept. 3 after being found in violation of Berry’s alcohol policy.

-Battery- An officer

Winterguard returns to Berry
Interested students will audition Oct. 7
CAROLINE CLAFFEY Deputy Editor Berry’s winterguard team is back this semester after two years of inactivity. Winterguard is an indoor colorguard activity that performs using dance, some acrobatics and equipment including flags, sabres and rifles. Berry’s winterguard team will be performing competitively, and fall semester will be spent training for the events that will take place in the spring. Winterguard treasurer and co-captain Emily Boyt expressed her excitement to students who attended the interest meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 12. “I’m really excited and ready to get started,” Boyt said. “One reason I chose Berry College was because of winterguard.” The winterguard team started at Berry in 2007, but because its student leaders graduated in 2010, it dissolved. This year it has reformed and its staff is eager for new talent to join the team. Office manager of Campus Safety Amanda Cromer is also the advisor and instructor for Berry’s winterguard team this year. “We don’t really have any expectations,” Cromer said. “We just want everyone to come out to auditions and have fun while doing it. If we end up winning some competitions, that will be great.” Auditions will be held on Sunday, Oct. 7 at Ford Gym. Registration begins at noon and the auditions will be open until 8 p.m. Students wishing to try out will need to pay a $20 fee with cash or check at the time of their registration. Flags will be provided, but students who want to audition for rifle or sabre should bring their own. Winterguard president and co-captain Kristin Clinton assured students at the interest meeting that while everyone must complete the flag and movement portions of the tryout, it is not necessary to come with a prepared routine. “We will teach you everything you need to know,” Clinton said. In addition to a $20 audition fee, there will be a guard fee for those who make the team. The amount is not yet known because the team is waiting to see how much funding it receives from SGA. The number of spots available on the team is also to be determined. “We’re hoping for about 15 people,” Cromer said. “But we’d like to see as many people as possible come to the audition.”

investigated a reported simple battery on Sept. 11 involving a student and a former student. Alleged victim does not want to pursue futher legal action.

-Vandalism- On Sept.

11 a student reported his bicycle was thrown into a tree and that an unkown substance had been poured on his vehicle while it was parked in the south Dana parking lot. Substance was cleaned from vehicle.

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SEPTEMBER 13, 2012

Students engage in annual involvement fair

Berry connects with Teach for America
MICAH BHACHECH Staff Reporter This year will be Berry’s first as a Teach for America focus school. Teach For America (TFA) is an organization that strives to close the gap in test scores between schools of high and low incomes. Its strategy for achieving this goal is to recruit and deploy quality leaders to service low-income regions of America. Recruitment and deployment for the program occurs all over the country. Teach for America seeks to hire and train exceptional teachers, and only 10 percent of applicants to the program are accepted. However, Berry has caught the attention of Teach For America and is seen as a high potential generator of leaders and teachers. Berry’s 2012 graduating class generated four alumni who now teach for the program. Early childhood education major Alyssa Nobles, sociology and anthropology major Chauncey Brown, marketing major Alisha Dosani and government major Beth Anne Dunagan, all of whom graduated from Berry last spring, were accepted into, trained with and given assignments by Teach for America. After their acceptance into the program, Dunagan and her peers had to undergo five weeks of rigorous training for their new classroom environment. The summer of training was difficult, but Dunagan said it prepared her for “establishing the culture of the classroom and making sure kids are invested and engaged.” She was sent to Montgomery, Ala. In that rural atmosphere, Dunagan has to deal with teaching with limited technology. However, she spoke with positivity of her experience with Teach for America and with the children that she works with. She said their desire for success inspires her to work harder. According to Peter Lawler, a Dana professor of government and international studies at Berry, Teach for America is looking for applicants with a full resume and a strong work ethic. The difficulties of teaching in the lowincome environments in which TFA teachers are expected to excel require dedication and training. Lawler suggests that the ordinary college graduate is too soft but that Berry’s holistic, liberal arts education prepares its graduates for exactly this type of work. While rigorous, the program offers benefits beyond the satisfaction of working toward improved education in low-income schools. If a teacher makes it through their two-year commitment with Teach for America, whether that teacher earned an education degree or otherwise, future potential employers will see evidence of an exceptional aptitude for teaching. Teach for America provides both challenge and opportunity for prospective teachers, and Lawler says the program is “tailor made for our guys.” Teach for America Recruitment Director Jen Ranger commented on the future relationship between TFA and Berry. “We’ve seen great leadership coming out of Berry and we hope that by ramping up our recruitment efforts we can strengthen our partnership and bring more strong classroom teachers in front of our students,” Ranger said. This new focus means that students can expect an on-campus presence from Teach for America in the form of recruiters ready to seek out potential teachers and provide information on the program. More on Teach for America can be found on their website at teachforamerica.org. Scavenger Hunt and Laser Tag Come to Ford Gym on Friday Sept. 14 at 5 p.m. for a scavenger hunt all over campus and laser tag inside. Argentine Film Festival Assistant Professor of Spanish David Slade will be presenting the second film of the Argentine Film Festival, “Un Novio para Mi Mujer” in the Evans Auditorium on Friday Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. (CE) Berry Student Enterprises Farmer’s Market The Berry Student Enterprises will be sponsoring the fall Farmer’s Market Saturday Sept. 15 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Students will be selling fall vegetables, beef, cheese, adirondack chairs, hand woven items, and gift items. Berry Breakfast Club Meeting If you attended high school at Berry, come join the Berry Breakfast Club at Landmark Resaturant Saturday Sept. 15 at 8 a.m. to learn about the exciting initiatives this group is working on. KCAB Comedy Night Come see Miechael Palascak in his hilarious comedy routine in the Spruill Ballroom Saturday Sept. 15 at 9 p.m. Constitution Day Lecture Dr. Steven Taylor, chair of the department of Political Science at Troy University will be discussing the U.S. Constitution from a comparative perspective on Monday Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. in the Evans Auditorium in honor of Constitution Day. Worship Opportunity Fair Come out and meet local churches and worship centers from the Rome community on the Krannert lawn Tuesday Sept. 18 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. SGA Meeting All students are welcome to attend on Tuesday Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. in Spruill Ballroom E and listen to the various things happening on campus. Argentine Film Festival Associate Professor of Spanish David Slade will be presenting the third film in the Argentine Film Festival, “La Cámera Oscura,” Wednesday Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. in the Science Auditorium. (CE) Matthew Smith and Indelible Grace Concert Come see these two bands perform in the Barnwell Chapel on Wednesday Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. Movie on the Meadow Oak Hill is partnering with the Southern Women Writers Conference to bring you the movie “Country Strong” at the Martha Berry Museum on Wednesday Sept. 19 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Parking will be on the meadow and concessions will be sold during the movie.




Students came to the Cage lawn from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 7 to check out the Student Involvement Fair. Tables circled the lawn, each one adorned with information, pictures, registration forms and brochures about clubs and organizations all over campus. Students explored their interest group options and were served free hot dogs and lemonade.



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Something we can all agree on
President Barack Obama has come up with a plan to cut federal spending. In a speech during the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., Obama addressed the fundamental issue of access to higher education. In his speech, he said that he will “work with colleges and universities to cut in half the growth of tuition costs over the next 10 years.” His plan is, in essence, to withhold or reduce federal aid to colleges who increase their tuition too much. While no specifics for the plan have been released, it seems like a pretty reasonable idea. Of course, colleges have to raise tuition each year to keep up with inflation. But, let’s say the limit is that colleges can raise their tuition 12 percent. If Berry raises it by 15 percent, the federal aid the institution receives would be reduced, whether drastically or minimally. This really forces colleges to be much more fiscally responsible with what money they receive from tuition payments. If the institution is simply blowing money and charging students for it, the federal government will not subsidize the wastefulness. This really drives institutions to examine their own budgets and see what really needs to be spent—like repairing buildings in desperate need of attention—and what doesn’t, like a new sports facility (not looking at any institution in particular). In essence, Obama wants to “push colleges to do better” and “hold them accountable if they don’t.” In a recent speech at the University of Michigan, Obama also did what very few liberals would dare do: He challenged states to take more responsibility and spend more on education, rather than just leaving it to the federal government to handle. This shift towards a (however slightly) smaller government is unprecedented in recent decades and is definitely a welcome change—however begrudgingly the Republican Party would be to admit it. This reach toward a smaller budget is something nearly everyone can and should be happy about, as it could lead to a smaller national deficit. A billion dollars saved by reforming federal aid would only be a drop in the bucket, but drops have a way of adding up to a full bucket. So kudos, President Obama, on finally doing something (nearly) all of us can agree on: saving money.

It’s OK to act your age
CAROLINE CLAFFEY Deputy News Editor was doing her very best adorable ninja impression. As she got closer to us, Taylor dramatically whispered, “Oh God, it’s coming right at us!” Upon hearing her, an older woman who was browsing onesies next to us turned to us and very disdainfully informed Taylor, “You know, your child does have a name.” And…buzzkill. Seriously? Yeah, grandma, I’m aware she’s got a name. But since she’s two, I think we can share this grownup joke and manage to not hurt her feelings. But hey. Thanks for your concern. Raise your hand if you’ve been a victim of randomly judgmental old people (RJOP). If your hand is down, you clearly have never acted your age in public. Here are the five stages of RJOP: an initial but fleeting feeling of shame; an immediate self-assurance that you did nothing wrong; a simmering anger that you cover with a polite smile because you know onlookers will just see you as a hooligan for arguing with an older person; a half-hearted attempt at a respectful apology; and a thirty-minute rant between you and your friend(s) about how ridiculous that person was after you’re out of earshot. We have all been victims of RJOP at some point in our lives, no matter how old or young. This ailment affects people of all ages, not just 8-year-olds who leave their bikes on the sidewalk or rambunctious college students in a Walmart. There’s no escaping it or its five stages, unless you have no shame or are willing to yell at an old person in public over something that is usually not worth your time. Even if you’re a frequent violator (join the club), I would advise you to never engage the old person. They’re just going to mumble about you a little too loudly but also incoherently for 20 minutes and then forget about you, and what do you care what they think? At least you got a funny story out of the deal. Nobody likes getting told off by an older person. You feel like you’re being chastised by your grandmother, so your first reaction is to feel bad. But randomly judgmental old people are an integral and essential part of society. Who else would keep us in line when our parents think we’re studying but we’re actually wasting time with our friends at Target? These annoying and hawk-eyed people lurking behind shelves and waiting for an opportunity to discipline us are doing us a favor by keeping us young. As long as you’re not doing anything legitimately bad (seriously guys, clean shenanigans are the best times you’ll ever have), you know you’re living life to the fullest when you get reprimanded by a bitter stranger. So next time you get yelled at for talking too loudly in a department store or using a cart when you should have used a basket or using the handicap entrance, just smile through your teeth that will some day become dentures and remember: One day, you’re going to be that randomly judgmental old person.

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The other day, I was home for the weekend shopping with my best friend Taylor and her 2-year-old daughter Abigail, who is also my goddaughter. Taylor is one of those rare and beautiful creatures who is simultaneously a wonderful mother and also a rather eccentric character. We all have one of those friends—the one with whom you embarrass yourself in public one minute and then engage in a serious conversation about your futures the next. To set the story, let me begin with this: Target is awesome. Not only do they have great stuff at usually reasonable prices, but whoever designed it did so in a way that makes it a perfect place for shenanigans, especially with a 2-year-old. Do you know how many places there are in a Target where you can hide from a toddler? Better yet, do you know how many of those places let you watch that toddler while you’re hiding? Well I do, and there is no sound as beautiful as the panicked shriek/ear-splitting giggle of a little girl right after you jump out and say “BOO!” So on Saturday afternoon, Taylor and I were hiding in the kids’ apparel department (note that we chose a section where we were least likely to disturb the Olympian Soccer Moms Shopping Team), and Abigail 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

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Acceptance is here
DEBBIE HEIDA Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students Recently, Mitt Romney decided he isn’t as conservative as he originally led us to believe. In a recent interview on NBC’s “Meet The Press,” Romney stated that he agreed with parts of President Barack Obama’s healthcare bill, which Romney originally stated he was vehemently against and would completely repeal if elected. So far, Romney still states he is against the main parts of the bill that would force everyone to have healthcare, but he has gone back on his word about government involvement. In essence, Romney still says the industry should be heavily regulated. Insurance companies should not be allowed to make fiscally responsible decisions; they should be mandated to give everyone, regardless of age or pre-existing conditions, the best healthcare at a business-crumbling price. I assumed Romney, as a former businessman, would understand that businesses have to make profit to stay in business. In order for companies to make money, they have to take as few risks as possible. By forcing insurance companies to accept those with preexisting conditions, you might as well be holding a pistol to the company’s figurative head. This is where we see the Romney we all (should) know: the flip-flopper. If you go back through the stances Romney has taken over the years, you will see that they have changed radically and often. I don’t have space to go in depth with these changes, but this healthcare policy is a perfect example. While governor of Massachusetts, Romney instituted a sort of universal healthcare that would become an inspiration for the “Obamacare” bill. Yet, Romney stated he was against universal healthcare when he began his 2012 presidential campaign. Now, he’s turned 180 degrees back to his original stance of government regulation. This is the Romney I expected to see this year, if not earlier. It seems to me that Romney is a closet Democrat who is just waiting to be elected to show his true colors. If not, he has a lot of explaining to do to not only the Grand Old Party, but the Democratic Party as well, who I expect are waiting for his party change any day now. torical and current perspectives so that recommendations could be made in the spirit of shared and unanimous understanding. The framework of our work was to study the spectrum of opinions ranging from traditional/conservative to progressive/liberal and in so doing to show respect to the broad range of perspectives present within our campus community and the various stakeholders of the college. It was only after a very careful, summer-long consideration of these multiple views that the committee established a set of unanimous recommendations that we all agreed serve the best interests of Berry College. We did not attempt to change anyone’s core beliefs and opinions but instead to find a path that enables us to understand and appreciate differences of belief and opinion while supporting and educating all of our students. These recommendations, which boil down to the official recognition of LISTEN together with a strengthening of the programs of the chaplain’s office to provide more opportunity for the study of Christianity, are made solely in the spirit of affirming what we as a committee feel is Berry-at-its-best. While the focus of the recommendations is primarily the student experience, it is clear from the 10 years of campus conversation that led to these recommendations that they are about the way we live together as an entire campus community. As the Listen Committee report states: “While the charge to our committee focused on the tension between Listen and Christian values, another framework emerged in our work. Support for the adoption of Listen is not chiefly a tolerant and charitable act but in fact a judgment that emerges from a Christian ethic informed by the principle of inclusive love. Listen is an educational group. But beyond that, the adoption of Listen is an acknowledgement that all persons in our community belong here. It is an acknowledgement that people within the LGBT community are not long-term guests at Berry who are tolerated by straight hosts with a spirit of magnanimity. It is an acknowledgement that, at the end of the day, we’re all family, and this is our shared home. It is an acknowledgement that more binds us than separates us.” The charge to find ways to embrace the tension is by far the most challenging because while it is less clear in specificity, it is clearly about how we live and treat each other daily. Students, faculty and staff frequently talk about the special nature of the Berry community. Respect for difference, an openness to dialogue and understanding and finding a path that moves us forward in spite, perhaps even because of our differences, is foundational to who we are. Undoubtedly it will take all of us working together to embrace the tension in ways that are healthy for our community. We are very thankful for the work of our committee. You engaged in difficult work with thoughtfulness, open hearts and intellectual rigor. We are also thankful to College President Stephen R. Briggs for his guidance, courage and clarity of vision in respecting the unanimous conclusion of the committee and taking the next steps with due speed.

“What band/artist would you like to see play at Berry?”

Mitt who?

Josh Garrels.”

JEFFREY LIDKE Associate Professor and Chair of Religion and Philosophy

Daniel Pruitt Senior

It has been our pleasure to serve as co-chairs of the Listen Committee over the course of this past summer. The committee formed in late May and the members were faculty and staff members Michael Bailey, Christina Bucher, Sherre Harrington, Jonathan Huggins, Rebekah Ingram and Susan LogsdonConradsen, and SGA officers Ben Riggs and Jacob Stubbs. The committee was formed to find a way forward that would affirm both our traditional Christian values and our diverse campus population and to recognize a student organization whose role is to support and educate about LGBT issues. We hope you will take the time to read the report. It is available on VikingWeb in the “Berry Community” group page under “Listen Committee.”

“Florence and the Machine.

Tabitha Rayner Junior

Imagine Dragons.”

Respect for difference, an openness to dialogue and understanding and finding a path that moves us forward in spite, perhaps even because of our differences, is foundational to who we are.
In many ways both the charge from the president and the work of the committee have created a model for difficult conversations within a college community. By their nature, colleges are places where ideas are debated, opinions shaped and formed and where disagreement about fundamental values and current issues occurs on a daily basis. We should not be surprised when there are substantive differences of opinion on a wide variety of difficult social and religious issues. We are intentionally a diverse campus because we believe that learning with others who are different from ourselves and who think differently than we do is beneficial to a robust intellectual and social campus environment. There were many lessons learned through our work. There was intentionality in the selection of the members of the committee with the aim of including a range of opinions and insights. We knew that success would rely in part— if not entirely—on our ability not just to listen but to truly understand each other’s various perspectives. The committee spent considerable time and effort studying a range of his-

Jackie Carrillo Sophomore

Jason Mraz.

Hunter Brittingham Freshman

Jon Foreman.”

Mary Claire Stewart Junior

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AUTUMN CLARKE Features Editor

Students have been in class for nearly three weeks, first tests are lurking behind the corner and any lifestyle secrets that once remained behind you and your roommate are now out in the open. With the fierce battle of ordering books slowly settling down and students feeling comfortable with their schedules, it’s time for clubs and student organizations to begin making their mark. And so the great question hangs in the air: To participate, or not to participate? While you already know Berry offers exceptional opportunities that cannot be found elsewhere, participating in student organizations can help you make the most of your four short years here. Besides helping you build a strong resume and meet new people, clubs can offer you the opportunity to hone your leadership skills, explore new major or career interests and help you continue your education outside of the classroom. With over 75 active student organizations in the Berry community, you are more than likely to find the perfect group for you!



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OLIVIA BROWN Asst. Features Editor

We asked you for your input this week, and somewhere among your busy schedules and procrastination on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest, more than 300 of you took two minutes out of your day to dig through your 52 emails and answer a few simple questions on your activity with student organizations on campus. Unfortunately we were only able to access the first 100 responses, but we were overjoyed at the enthusiastic response. Besides, if you’re going to procrastinate on homework, you may as well be productive and help out your campus newspaper while you’re at it!


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Although it is difficult to truly give an accurate overview of the plethora of clubs and student organizations here at Berry, we have attempted the impossible. There is an abundance of excellent groups for students, and we made the difficult choice of selecting six different groups from the Berry community for interviews. Some of these groups offer students the opportunity to travel, see what they’ve learned in classes in a real-life setting or continue learning through hands-on experience. However, all of Berry’s student organizations, whether they’re on this list or not, can help students find their niche both on campus and in the future. THE CONCERT CHOIR The Berry College Concert Choir is a student group with one of the most extensive histories on campus. Founded by Martha Berry, the concert choir has performed at numerous Berry events, such as graduations, baccalaureate services, Founders Day and Mountain Day, as well as being a vital part of the College Chapel services. The concert choir has also performed with the Atlanta Ballet, with the Rome Symphony Orchestra, at the Harry Musselwhite Chattanooga Opera and on tour in the Rotunda of the U.S. Senate building. A small section of the concert choir, called the chamber choir, has opportunities to tour Europe and in the past has traveled to Paris, Amsterdam, the Czech Republic, England and Ireland. The concert choir can be taken as a one-hour credit class (MUS 111) or as a noncredit for those with full schedules. Singing experience is not necessary, and members range from opera protégés to those who simply love singing. The concert choir currently has around 90 members and does not require students to audition to join. They meet at 1 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the College Chapel, and Harry Musselwhite, senior lecturer in music and director of choral activities, teaches the class. BLACK STUDENT ASSOCIATION BSA is a club designed to knit a tighter community for minority students, although a common misconception is that it is only for minorities. Wednesday nights at 6, this group meets in Krannert 217 to discuss current events both on and off campus. Students are encouraged to voice their opinions in a safe environment, and discussions typically cover subjects that affect everyone, not just a single group. Richalyn Miller Junior Richalyn Miller, co-president of BSA, also hopes to incorporate an in-club mentoring program to help new freshman adjust to life on campus. The biggest event BSA organizes in the fall is AIDS Week. This year, AIDS Week will involve an AIDS walk on campus, a showing of the Magic Johnson film, “The Announcement,” and a dance and bake sale to raise money for the AIDS Council of Rome, a nonprofit organization to help those in the community infected with AIDS or those who want to be tested. Attendance is taken to keep track of the active members, although attendance is not mandatory. Students wanting to join can email Miller or the BSA email, but the best route is to just attend a meeting. “It’s a club for everyone to have their voices heard as well as be involved in activities on campus or off campus,” Miller said. BLOCK AND BRIDLE Calling all animal lovers! Block and Bridle meets in Westcott 112 every other Thursday, and although the club is designed to be a supplement for an animal science major, it is open to anyone interested in animal and agricultural sciences. The club organizes two major Berry events each year: “Scary Berry,” a haunted trail on campus in October, and “Battle on the Mountain,” a rodeo held each spring at Gunby Equine Center on mountain Katharine Hilburn campus. The club will also have club socials, such as a trip to the Dalton Rodeo. Club President Katharine Hilburn hopes to schedule a trip to a livestock sale in the upcoming year as well. Block and Bridle is actually a nation-wide organization, and Berry’s club is just one chapter. Every year, Block and Bridle holds a national convention in various locations across the U.S. where clubs can interact, attend seminars and learn more about career opportunities in the animal and agricultural fields. Students wanting to become involved with Block and Bridle are encouraged to attend one of the meetings. Block and Bridle has roughly 30 members, and attendance is not strictly enforced. SWING AND BALLROOM Grab your boogie shoes and head out to Swing and Ballroom! Every Thursday at 8:30 p.m., this fun-loving group meets for about an hour and a half in Richards Gym for an evening of dance and dance etiquette. They have performed at past Berry basketball games, and hope to perform at events in the Rome community this year. Sophomore Katherine Bateman, co-president of Swing and Ballroom with junior Caleb Timmerman, says Katherine Bateman this year they hope to incorporate a “curriculum-based instruction.” They aim to teach two dances each meeting for four to six weeks, with the goal of learning six to eight dances by the end of the year, such as rumba, cha-cha and tango. The unique experience Swing and Ballroom offers is something one simply cannot get by learning to “wop.” “I enjoy it because you get to take a step back in time to the 60s or even the early 1900s,” Bateman said. “You can really take a step outside of our own culture.” Experience is not necessary for meetings. Students are encouraged to attend meetings and email Bateman or Timmerman with any questions. STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION Want to make a change around campus? SGA offers students a way to serve the Berry community and have their voices heard. This group is responsible for organizing the Berry Bellhops on move-in day, the distribution of the student activities fund and a program where parents can send baked goods from Honeymoon Bakery to students. SGA also funds service projects and is currently looking at adding deck chairs and possibly Jacob Stubbs grills around the Berry campus. Students can be nominated to various academic boards where they will serve next to faculty. Senior Jacob Stubbs, president of SGA, advises students to email sga@berry.edu to nominate themselves or someone else to a committee or position. Between club representatives and the four officers from each class, there are around 50-70 individuals who regularly attend the weekly meetings every Tuesday at 7:00 pm in Krannert Ballroom E. However, meetings are open to the whole student body, and students are encouraged to attend and become an active member of the Berry community!




MULTICULTURAL AND INTERNATIONAL STUDENT PROGRAMS According to Tasha Toy, director of MISP, the overall purpose of MISP is “to provide a multicultural and international education that prepares Berry College students to contribute and succeed in a global society.” A large part of what MISP does is helping international students with their paperwork and getting acclimated to life at Berry, but they also offer cultural learning opportuniTasha Toy ties for all students. MISP organizes events such as international cooking events, movies and discussion groups. The group is also responsible for diversity education activities and Discover Berry. MISP often organizes activities in the Cultural House, although students can request to use this space for other Berry-related events. For students wanting to become involved with MISP, the first step is to attend an event, give feedback about the event or have ideas about what else could be incorporated in the program. Questions can be sent to misp@berry.edu, or Toy can be contacted directly at ttoy@berry.edu. MISP also has a Twitter, @berrymisp, and can be found on Facebook at facebook.com/berrymisp.


Ben Rector rocks Berry
Approximately 700 students flocked to the Cage Center at 8 p.m. Friday night to see Ben Rector perform with opener Marc Scibilia. Picnic blankets and chairs filled the lawn as students enjoyed the creative styles of Rector and Scibilia.


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Iconic films of the last century
ALI MCINTOSH Asst. Entertainment Editor 1) “Gone with the Wind”: Whether they love it or hate it, everybody’s got an opinion on it. This 1939 drama based on Margaret Mitchell’s novel of the same name is controversial and big-budget—way big-budget. The faux-plantation was actually burnt down, costing lots of studio dollars and setting a precedent for large, wealthy studios to drop big bucks on disposable sets. 2) “The Wizard of Oz”: This iconic film starring Judy Garland was released in 1939. The real revelation is that it was the very first film that contained Technicolor. But they did not stop there; the movie is heavy with social commentary and accented by music still sung all over the world today. Dorothy (Garland) journeys into a magical world in order to find a way home, learning lessons all along the way. 3) “It’s a Wonderful Life”: Released in 1946 and starring Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed, this movie defined the feel-good Christmas movie genre. In a traditional manis-changed-just-in-time-for-the-holidays tale, the acting and writing simply shine. It’s a classic, and it just makes everyone smile. 4) “Some Like It Hot”: Film icon Marilyn Monroe had to appear in this piece somewhere, and nowhere else is she better represented than in this men-in-drag comedy. Released in 1959, Monroe is accompanied by Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon, two musicians who go into hiding after witnessing a mob hit. This comedy’s plot has been long-imitated, but nothing has since come quite close to the beauty of Monroe and the comedic timing of her male counterparts. 5) “Rosemary’s Baby”: Mia Farrow outdoes herself in this 1968 thriller over a woman who becomes mysteriously pregnant after she and her husband move into a brand-new house. Often cited as Roman Polanski’s greatest achievement, “Rosemary’s Baby” is not only harrowing but a fine example of horror coupled with great writing, direction and acting—in other words, a far cry from the B- and C-listed horror movies so common today. 6) “Jaws”: This 1975 thriller about a shark terrorizing a small island community is iconic for two major reasons: the soundtrack, two simple notes played over and over again in a crescendo of sound and at an increasing tempo, is memorable enough to now be used to teach young music students the distance of a half-step. It was also the very first blockbuster; director Steven Spielberg’s movie made nearly half a million dollars—which, in 1975, was a huge hunk of cash at the box office. 7) “The Breakfast Club”: John Hughes directed most of the movies worth mentioning during the 1980s, and one of his best films is this 1985 release. Emilio Estevez, Molly Ringwald and Judd Nelson are just three of the big names in this ensemble cast. As five high school detentionees meet to serve their punishment together, they become close and share their most intimate secrets, in turn bringing the audience to a triumphant ending full of heart. 8) “Titanic”: The love story portrayed by Rose (Kate Winslet) and Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio) is iconic in and of itself, and the 1997 movie directed by James Cameron has some great lines (“I’ll never let go, Jack! I’ll never let go!” and “I’m the king of the world!” are ingrained into American culture). Set on the disastrous maiden voyage of the R.M.S. Titanic and humanizing the sinking of the ship, “Titanic” does an excellent job of pulling the heart of the audience into the personal story of each character. 9) “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy: These three movies, all released in the early 2000s and directed by Peter Jackson, showcase both the beauty of New Zealand and the storytelling abilities of J.R.R. Tolkien, the author of the books upon which the movies are based. They also kicked into high gear the trend of midnight premieres for major films (particularly those with large fandoms in the nerd community). The films grossed nearly $3 billion and, collectively, contain 558 minutes of viewing material. 10) “Mean Girls”: This 2004 comedy (screenplay by Tina Fey and starring Lindsay Lohan) about a new girl in school may sound trite and commonplace; however it is anything but that. One of the most quotable movies of the current generation, “Mean Girls” has become something 210987A02v1 of a non-cult cult comedy. Lohan’s performance is pretty good, but even more stellar is Rachel McAdams, playing the queen bee of their high school.



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“The Avengers” brings large crowd to Cage Center
GRACE DUNKLIN Staff Reporter “I love how they brought all the characters together, just building up the franchise,” Lawrence said. However, Lawrence said that she feels the recent increase in superhero movie popularity lacks originality. She said that while it is nice for Hollywood to bring superheroes back, it seems like they are running out of ideas. “There’s only so much they can do. Stories end, like Batman. They’re saying now that they’re going to bring him back, after ‘Dark Knight,’” Lawrence said. “If they can get Christopher Nolan on that, awesome, but…we’ll see.” Others had slightly differing views of the growing superhero popularity. Freshman Matthew Hinson said that “The Avengers” was the best movie he had seen in the past year and a half. “I am really interested in seeing more [superhero movies] because they always do really good special effects and tie into something you have known before,” he said. “It’s been interesting watching everyone put [superhero movies] down for so many years… Now heroes are getting their spotlight, getting the movies that were meant to be made, not watered down for the public,” said Campbell. Despite the differing opinions of the popularity of superhero films, all agreed that “The Avengers” was excellent and filmmakers should continue with their success.


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Sometimes not even the weather can cause hardship for KCAB events, as evidenced by their Saturday night showing of “The Avengers.” Though the arrangement was not outdoors, due to 50 percent chance of storms that evening, approxametly 400 attendees still brought blankets and spread out across the floor in front of the giant inflatable screen used for KCAB movie showings. One trio of boys even brought in a futon and set it up in the front row. Those who were not inclined to sit on the floor filled the bleachers along one side of the Cage. Many attendees had already seen “The Avengers,” but were quite willing to view the movie another time. Freshman Zachary Campbell had already seen the movie six times in theaters before the event, but showed up Saturday to see it a seventh time. “There is no reason not to be here, it is such an amazing movie,” Campbell said. “The Avengers” is part of Marvel’s multi-billiondollar franchise that spans movies like “Iron Man,” “Thor” and “Captain America.” Each Marvel movie tied some semblance of its plot to the larger plot of “The Avengers,” most notably the Tesseract, the blue glowing cube which appeared in both “Thor” and “Captain America.” Freshman Lindsay Lawrence really enjoyed the way that “The Avengers” worked out.


Must-see viral videos


X Factor has been getting a lot of press with their new season starting up. The videos floating around about the new judges interacting with the contestants have really gotten people talking. One such video involves Demi Lovato getting told that she needs an excessive amount of AutoTune and Britney Spears being sassier than ever.

X Factor Burn

This music video by South Korean rapper Psy has blown up big! This man, whose philosophy is “dress classy, dance crazy,” shows off his amazing moves and smooth raps in his music video where everything is off and nothing is normal. Many videos recently on YouTube have tried to copy his horse-like dance moves, including a mother and son duo and Brittney Spears.

Gangnam Style

Assassin’s Creed Parkour

Nothing is nerdier than watching a man dressed like an assassin doing parkour. In this video, a man in a hand-made assassin costume jumps and does all kinds of flips and tricks as well as acting surprisingly like the assassins that are played within the video games. Even if you have never played Assassin’s Creed, his skills are very much worth watching.



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Lady Vikings volleyball off to solid start, winning record
STEVEN EVANS Sports Editor The Lady Vikings’ volleyball team proved their mettle last weekend at the Emory Classic in Atlanta, splitting their matches 1-1 on Friday and Saturday to improve to a 6-2 record. The Emory Classic began on Friday with the Lady Vikings, who were 4-0 going into the tournament, playing their first match against The University of St. Thomas (Minn.). The Lady Vikings lost in three straight sets with scores of 25-4, 25-18 and 25-16. “[St. Thomas is] an excellent blocking team, and we let their blocking and tough serves rattle us early. I was proud of our team for rebounding a bit in games two and three, but we really struggled to find any rhythm in ball control,” Lady Vikings head coach Mika Robinson said. Sophomore outside hitter Meredith Hopper secured eight kills, or untouched strikes, against St. Thomas, while freshman libero Stephanie Steele had 14 digs. “We had some difficulties in the beginning of the first day, but we came back strong for the next three games. But as a whole we have so much room for growth and improvement,” Hopper said. “Every person on the team contributes so much, 47 assists, sophomore middle blocker Gretchen Kaufman had 15 kills and freshman middle blocker Katie O’Rourke also scored nine kills for the match. For the final match of the day, the Lady Vikings faced Emory University, who is ranked number four in the nation. The Lady Vikings won their first match 27-25, before falling to Emory in the next three sets with scores of 17-25, 16-25 and 12-25. “The Emory tournament started off rough for us but it taught us a lot in terms of how important different aspects of practice, teamwork, and focus are crucial to success. From here we can only get better,” Ricketts said. O’Rourke was named to the Emory Classic All-Tournament team proceeding the tournament. The Lady Vikings played Oglethorpe University late last night, which was the Lady Viking’s first match within the Southern Athletic Association Conference (SAAC). They defeated Oglethorpe in straight sets, with scores of 25-10, 25-14 and 26-24. The team will be back in action against Sewanee: The University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn. on Friday at 7 p.m. They will play their first home game of the season on Friday, Aug. 21 against Hendrix College at 7 p.m.


both on and off the court. We have the opportunity to be a great team and win our conference.“ In the second game of the afternoon, The Lady Vikings faced the Averett University Lady Cougars and won in straight sets with scores of 25-15, 25-15 and 25-20. The stars of this game were sophomore right side outside hitter Anna Keappler, who recorded nine kills, and senior libero Jenn Tinnell with 12 digs. “The key to our success was playing consistently. Especially against Averette,”

sophomore middle blocker Chrissy Ricketts said. “With a lower level team, it’s easy to slack off but we succeeded because we kept our level of play up.” The Lady Vikings entered the event on Saturday with a win over the Transylvania University Pioneers. The Pioneers were up two sets to nothing going into the third set, winning the sets 21-25, and 26-28 respectively, before the Lady Vikings rallied back to win the next three sets and the match with scores of 25-21, 25-22 and 15-13. Junior safety Stephanie Quinn recorded

Ultimate frisbee club team gears up for season
OLIVIA DONNALLY Asst. Sports Editor Rome is Burning! Don’t panic, that’s the name of the men’s ultimate frisbee club team and it is spreading its wild fire as the first women’s ultimate frisbee club team is created. Berry has been building an ultimate club team since 2000 but fizzled out and was not reestablished until 2009. Since then the team has been growing in numbers. The men’s team played in a handful of tournaments last season, taking several wins, including schools such as University of Tennessee. The team has its sights set on heading to sectionals this year. “The team is looking pretty great this year. We have a lot of solid athletes coming out,” Berry alum and team member Matt Echols said. “Our team is growing in numbers and in talent.” The growth of the men’s team is not the only news in frisbee, however. The women are spreading out and forming the very first Berry women’s team. “Our team name is The Muchachas with Mustachas,” team captain Marissa Greer said. Greer has been playing alongside the men since her freshman year. This will be her last ultimate season and she is looking forward to starting the first women’s team. The women have started the opening of the year with practicing three times a week. They practice twice a week with the men’s team and once a week on their own with the assistance of the men’s team captain, senior Will Graham. A number of the women traveled to Atlanta on Saturday, Sept. 8 to participate in the East Coast Sectionals Women’s Skills Clinic hosted by the women’s club team, OZONE. Women from this team have been playing ultimate for at least seven years. Although the team is very young, the athletes are optimistic. “I feel like it is a great addition and it is good that the girls are forming their own team,” sophomore Alex Contant said. “It will give them way more playing time on the field.” Contant, like most frisbee players, played soccer for several years before picking up a disc. “Going from soccer to frisbee is a really easy change. Only the terminology is different. But the idea of open space and cutting is all very similar. It is good to keep up the same endurance level and I love being a part of another team sport,” Contant said. Neither frisbee team is limiting itself to soccer players though. Both teams are comprised of tennis players, cross-country runners, fly fishermen and martial artists. Both teams are looking forward to hitting the field and preparing for the spring season. While frisbee is a sport of high competition and intensity, the men and women both enjoy their Sunday pickup games on the intramural fields. “Every Sunday at five we fill the fields with team members, newcomers, alumni and people just visiting for the weekend,”

The Berry ultimate frisbee club team prepares to kick off the season with new additions on the team. They will play their first tournament of the season on Saturday, Nov. 17. Graham said. “It is a great way to work on skills, have fun and build the camaraderie of the frisbee community.” The men and women will be heading to their first tournament on Saturday, Nov. 17 at the Get Stuffed Hat Tournament hosted by Georgia State. Read to your child today and inspire

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Fall sports freshman spotlight
Entering a college sport as a freshman can be intimidating. Thrown into a whole new environment with new people, new expectations and a new playing level, freshmen may feel smothered by the pressure—not to mention having to balance out college-level academics and other commitments. While being a student-athlete can be challenging, it is certainly rewarding as they get the thrill of comOLIVIA DONNALLY peting in a sport they have spent years practicing, as well as the opportunity to create community with their Asst. Sports Editor fellow teammates. Here’s an exclusive look at four freshmen athletes on campus.
STEVEN EVANS Sports Editor






Saturday, Sept. 7

Volleyball vs. St Thomas; W 3-0 vs. Averett; W 3-0

Saturday, Sept. 8

Volleyball vs. Transylvania; W 3-2 vs. Emory; L 1-3 Men’s Soccer vs. Guilford; W 4-0 Sunday, September 9

Katie O’Rourke Position: Middle Blocker Years of experience : Four Years Major: Undeclared Other Interests: Drawing.

Rachel Dorris Position: N/A Years of experience: Six Years Major: Early Childhood Other Interests: Friends and Family

Duncan Ingram Position: N/A Years of experience: Four Years Major: Biochemical Engineering Other Interests: Drawing and Guitar

Sara Dillon Position: Attacking Midfield Years of experience: 10 Years Major: Government: Pre-Law Other Interests: Playing Piano

Men’s Soccer vs. Averett; W 4-0

Tuesday, Sep. 11

Women’s Soccer vs. Agnes Scott; W 4-0

Wednesday, Sept. 12
Volleyball at Oglethorpe; W 3-0

Thursday, Sept. 13
Men’s Soccer vs. Covenant 5:00 pm

Lady Vikings cruise to win on the road
OLIVIA DONNALLY Asst. Sports Editor The Lady Vikings soccer team went from shut down to shutout on Tuesday, Sept. 11 in a 4-0 win against Agnes Scott. Prior to this win the women had been struggling with 1-0 losses to both Meredith College and a home loss to Mississippi College. The Lady Vikings took an onthe-road victory to Agnes Scott. The first two goals were scored in the first half by freshman Sara Dillon and senior Rachel Czyz. Czyz has been suffering from herniated discs in her back, which have been preventing her from getting back on the field since her freshman year. She has been officially cleared to play this season. “It is the biggest blessing in the world and I am so happy. It feels so great to actually be out on the field with my sisters again,” Czyz said. “Through this I have really found the importance of a family in your teammates and being on this team is amazing in itself. Playing-wise, I am so excited to be on the field.” In the second half, the Lady Vikings victory was secured by senior Alex Garza who scored two goals. “It was very humbling. We have a lot of great forwards so when your name is called, your hope is to really go out there and make a difference on the field,” Garza said. “When you’re actually able to come up big for your team it’s a good feeling.” The women hammered in four goals and also locked down a shut out. “It felt great to have a shutout game. The defense was very solid, especially in the second half,” fullback senior Allie LeFeuvre said. Central defender senior Lib Lockett was pleased with the outcome of the game. “We were an overall better team than them and we moved the ball better with better movement,” Lockett said. “The new for-

Friday, Sept. 14
Women’s Soccer at Thomas More 4:00 pm Volleyball at Sewanee 7:00 pm

Saturday, Sept. 15

Men’s Cross Country at Mercer Invitational 9:00 am Volleyball at Centre 2:00 pm Women’s Cross Country at Mercer Invitational 9:45 am Women’s Golf at Division III Classic Men’s Soccer vs. Emory 1:00 pm

CHRISTIAN TURNER, Asst. photo editor

The Lady Vikings pulled a shutout against Agnes Scott with a score of 4-0 on Tuesday. They run a 4-3-3 formation, and have ten freshmen on the team. The lady vikings will tavel to Kentucky tomorrow to play Thomas Morre University. mation (4-3-3) allowed us to play Becca Proschansky as a defensive mid and she did well distributing the ball to our wings and fullbacks which helped significantly.” The women are looking to travel to Kentucky this Friday to face Thomas Morre. Their next home game will be Oct. 5 against Rhodes College.

Sunday, Sept. 16

Men’s Golf at Rhodes Fall Classic Women’s Golf at Division III Classic


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Monday, Sept. 17

Men’s Golf at Rhodes Fall Classic

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Vintage A GoGo
CONTRIBUTED BY NORA DUNDERVILL Store owner Tucked in amid the many restaurants on Rome’s Broad Street is Vintage A GoGo, at 224 Broad. The shop features vintage clothing and accessories from the 1920s to the 1980s. Both men’s and women’s clothing from bygone eras are from the lifelong collection of Nora Dundervill, who along with husband Walter (Buddy), opened the business on May 1. “It was time to share the collection,” Nora Dundervill stated. “It was becoming too much to store it all. Plus knowing I couldn’t take it with me when I leave this earth, I just couldn’t burden my children with the task of dealing with the hugeness of it all.” Huge it is. The hundreds of garments and other vintage items on display are only the beginning of what exists. “We still have the fall and winter inventory to bring in and that is a large part of what will be available as we transition to fall and winter stock,” she said. Nora Dundervill added that the store has men’s vintage that includes 60s and 70s outrageous patterned blazers, pants and


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shirts. “We also have started a T-shirt rack with handpicked shirts of interest, including concert souvenirs,” Nora Dundervill said. In the meantime, Vintage A GoGo is offering 50 percent off selected summer clothing including maxi dresses, mini dresses, high waist shorts, swimming suits and sundresses. Business has been slowly picking up as students return to both high schools and colleges. “Young people appreciate the uniqueness and individuality that a vintage garment provides,” Nora Dundervill said. I tell people to ‘think out of the box’ and buy made in the USA.” The store offers layaway, private afterhour vintage parties by appointment and personal styling. Major credit cards are accepted. Hours are Wednesday through Friday, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Store’s email address is: vintageagogo@bellsouth.net. The Store’s Facebook Fan Page can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/ VintageAGoGo. Nora and Buddy Dundervill are pictured right.


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