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Science Building dedicated
Science Building renamed in honor of the father of Berry’s physics program
CAROLINE CLAFFEY Deputy News Editor The Science Building was renamed McAllister Hall on Saturday in honor of former Berry physics professor Lawrence E. McAllister. In a dedication ceremony over Mountain Day weekend, College President Stephen R. Briggs welcomed students, faculty, alumni and friends to honor the memory and many accomplishments of McAllister—fondly known as “Dr. Mac”— who was a physics professor at Berry from 1932-1971 and who died in 1986, “leaving behind a tremendous legacy of students, of people, of admirers,” Briggs said. McAllister is considered the father of Berry’s physics program, which he began when he came to Berry. By the time of his retirement, 114 students had graduated with a major in physics and over 80 percent of those students had obtained or were earning advanced degrees, according to an article written for the summer 2012 issue of “Berry Magazine” by Advancement Communications Officer Debbie Rasure. Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees C.B. “Buster” Wright, III called the ceremony an emotional event. “What’s important with Dr. Mac is that he was a quiet man,” Wright said, “but who he was spoke very loudly without him having to open his mouth.” Conn said the committee that began Jones claimed his professional success after graduation was a result of McAllister’s influence. “He had a tremendous impact on me,” Jones said. “He kept me on the straight and narrow, made me feel like I wanted to be a better person. He had a way of bringing out the best in me.” Conn said McAllister’s two greatest contributions at Berry were that he truly cared about his students and that he exemplified Martha Berry’s head, heart and hands teaching method. In addition, Conn explained that the Science Building was built in a way that emulated both of these traits. “Every faculty office also has a student office alongside it, so students and faculty are always working side by side as partners,” Conn said. “There is more laboratory space in this building than there are other types of space, which means that this building is more focused on learning by doing.” Before the ribbon-cutting, the dedication prayer was led by junior Katie Pettet, who is also McAllister’s great-granddaughter. “The naming of the Science Building for Dr. Mac is a fitting tribute to someone who gave so much of himself to Berry, and I was so happy to have been able to play a part in honoring him,” Pettet said. Pettet has recently gotten to know several of McAllister’s former students, all of whom have expressed similar sentiments to Jones’.
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Berry student receives music scholarship
BONNY HARPER Editor-in-Chief ophomore Lydia Nichols has been chosen as one of four recipients of the Atlanta Steinway Society’s 2012 Collegiate Scholarship for musicians. Nichols, a piano performance major, will receive $1,000 to apply toward her music education and will perform in a recital on Sunday, Oct. 21 with this year’s three other winners of the scholarship. Associate Professor of Music Kris Carlisle, who has taught Nichols piano since she began attending Berry in fall 2011, said Nichols was chosen by the music faculty to be the recipient of this scholarship when she performed well in her spring “jury,” which is “like a final for piano or for any of the musicians,” for which the musician performs in front of the faculty. “I have a couple of students that I considered, but one of the requirements also is that they have to be a Georgia resident— but that does not at all take away from what she’s done,” Carlisle said. “She’s performed well; she’s very deserving.” Carlisle said receiving this scholarship is a positive thing for Nichols. “Something like this is kind of like for students in science, I suppose, having a scholarly paper published; it’s kind of equivalent,” Carlisle said. “The Steinway Society is an important organization in Atlanta and it’s an impressive thing for a resume. And also the money from the scholarship goes directly to her to use for books or music.” Nichols, who has also played cello since she was in eighth grade, began playing piano when she was four years old. She said she enjoys playing both instruments for different reasons. “Cello is fun because I get to play in groups more; it’s definitely more of a collaborative feeling,” Nichols said. “I love piano because I write music on the piano, and it’s a very solo instrument, which can be very nice.” Sergei Rachmaninoff is one of Nichols’ favorite composers. “I tend to gravitate to the Romantic Period and forward, and Rachmaninoff, in my mind, seems to be the staple representative of that,” Nichols said. “His piano repertoire is extensive and impressive. He wrote just a bunch of beautiful, very passionate music.” Nichols said she has learned discipline, time management and balance from attending Berry. She aspires to become a music technician. “(I want to) have my own studio, really get involved in sound engineering,” she said.
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CHRISTIAN TURNER, Asst. Photo Editor
the effort for this dedication was made up of Berry alumni who studied under McAllister. Since November 2011, over 120 alumni and friends donated a total of just under $6 million for the cause. “Here are these people coming back 60 years after they graduated, 40 years after McAllister retired, more than a quarter of a century after he died, and they’re still wanting to come back and pay tribute to him,” Conn said. Coordinator of this committee Jack
Drumline may come with football
NANA LINGE Staff Reporter The Office of Student Affairs and the music department have collaborated to potentially form a music ensemble to accompany the football program. In the next few weeks, the administration will decide on the proposal of implementing a drumline into the music program, called “The Viking Drumline.” During the time Berry brought in a consultant to study the possibility of having a football program, the conversation of having a music ensemble came into the mix. Vice President of Student Affairs Debbie Heida said they wanted a report of the beginning estimate to start a marching band. “We did that because when you add football, it’s really not just about the game,” Heida said. “It’s about creating an experience, and we knew what we needed was to create something that was attractive for people to come and be a part of the experience. It’s true for any athletic event, but it’s even truer for football.” Artist-in-Residence and Assistant Professor of Music Jonathan Adam Hayes was chosen to head the initiative by Chair of Fine Arts Stan Pethel.
As the consultant for the proposal, Hayes said the committee has looked at various possibilities. “The music department has explored three options for integrating our current music program into support for athletics,” Hayes said. According to Hayes and Pethel, a marching band, pep band and a drumline are the three options for the program. “Presently, it looks as though a drum-
“When you add football , it’s really not just about the game. It’s about creating an experience.” - Heida
line is preferred,” Pethel said. “We are proposing a 12- to 15-member drumline [to be presented to the Provost],” Pethel said. Due to budget costs and facilitation that comes along with starting a marching band from scratch, a drumline appears to be the top contender. “We all just assumed that it was not in our best interest at this time because of money and numbers,” Hayes said. “The equipment, the uniforms, scholarships, two or three full-time staff members and facilities we don’t even have… It rivals starting a football program.” After researching other schools and their athletic band programs, Hayes composed a proposal that he found would fit well with Berry. “I originally proposed [the drumline] this summer,” Hayes said. “The startup cost was around $77,000. Right now we are trying to tighten that number up to something more feasible. If it happens, we will start with a battery percussion—snare, tenor and bass.”
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Student opportunities go global
KELLY DICKERSON Managing Editor The International Opportunities Fair Wednesday provided information for students on study abroad programs, mission trips and international community service programs. The fair ran from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. outside Krannert and included in-depth information sessions for several programs, including a financial aid session that informed students about study abroad scholarships and other funding opportunities. Several independent international universities were represented at the fair by students currently studying abroad and students that had studied abroad in the past. These students provided personal experience insight to other students interested in studying abroad. The Monkey Bay Belize Study Abroad program focuses on the sciences and primarily facilitates faculty-led study programs, internships and community service. Managing Director Matthew Miller said Berry professors have expressed interest in using the program. “We’ve gotten some interest in starting a Spanish-centered program…and a marine science program since we’re located right on the coast,” Miller said. Miller said the program is based on a 1,070acre wildlife sanctuary, and five acres house the campus for its study abroad programs. Because of this, Miller said the program largely caters to biology, ecology, conservation management, archaeology and marine science programs. Monkey Bay Belize Study Abroad also offers a service opportunity that focuses on local villages in Belize. He said Berry Bonner students have previously utilized the program for service hours. “It’s like a mini Peace Corps experience,” Miller said. Volunteers for China is one mission-based program that was at the fair. Representative David Wilson said the program’s primary focus is teaching English in China. The program also runs a camp in Beijing where English-speaking counselors lead campers ages 12-17 in devotions from a Chinese-English Bible. “We don’t officially call ourselves missionaries,” Wilson said. “We’re not there to evangelize. Our mission is to reflect the master teacher (Jesus) through our own teaching.” The American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS) is a traditional study abroad program. Representative Michelle Walters said AIFS has at least one program in 22 different countries. “I always like to tell students we offer a program on every continent except Antarctica,” Walters said. Walters said that she has noticed an increased interest in international internships and service learning, not just regular study abroad programs. “Many students might choose an internship because they’re looking to build their resumes still,” Walters said. “It’s a great, unique work experience opportunity.” Spanish Studies Abroad is a study abroad program that focuses on Spanish programs and sends students to the cities of Seville, Alicante and Barcelona in Spain and Cordoba, Argentina. Most students that use this program are Spanish majors or minors. All programs start with an intensive Spanish language and culture session. The program also gives students the opportunity to serve as teaching assistants for students ages 5-15 who are learning English. Walters said there are a variety of options to pay for an international experience, such as outside scholarships and private loans. Walters said an international experience is more about the experience itself, not necessarily the location. “Pretty much wherever you go, you’re going to love,” Walters said.
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to lightpost in the Ford Auditorium discovered on Oct. 6.
-Vandalism- Damage to
a bicycle at the Dana bike racks reported on Oct. 7.
-Animal Control- Animal Control was called on Oct. 8 and safely released an owl caught in a net at the baseball field.
-Theft- A bicycle was
reported stolen from the Dana bike rack on Oct. 8.
-Theft- An iPad 2 was
reported missing from the Memorial Library on Oct. 8.
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“He was incredibly generous with his time and took an interest in students that extended well beyond merely classroom instruction,” Pettet said. “He cared about them as people, and wanted to educate the whole person rather than just teaching about physics.” Conn said that while this dedication was mostly a tribute to McAllister, it was also a tribute to Berry and the values demonstrated by its faculty. “This is what the essence of Berry College is,” Conn said. “It’s about faculty members engaging individually and personally with students, becoming mentors and friends and not just dispensers of information.”
-Vandalism- A report of
graffiti in Krannert restrooms was made on Oct. 10.
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If a drumline is chosen, it will be similar to the Atlanta Falcon Drumline model. “It would have an immediate, energetic impact on the football community, and [potentially] can be expanded to a pep band or marching band if the opportunity arises,” Hayes said. The interactive drumline will play rhythmic beats that will coincide with the kickoff, touchdowns and chants that go along with the cheerleaders. As head of staff recruitment and budgeting for the proposal, Pethel said that instead of the band being separate, “it will be another ensemble in the music department.” Hayes said the department wants it to be conducive with the curriculum and to ensure a learning experience for students. Therefore, it will be taught as a formal class just like the other ensembles and will be treated the same way. “We are interested in protecting our students,” Hayes said. “We want to make sure that the students we recruit are getting a formal training. If they are enticed to do athletic bands through scholarships or just because
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they want to, it’s absolutely OK. We want to make sure it is done in the right way, so that it’s complementary to what we are doing in the department.” The committee hopes to choose the most appropriate addition to the program, in order to fully enhance the department. “We want to make sure that we choose the type of ensemble that will best suit our existing program, maintain musical quality and contribute to our strategic goals as a music program,” Hayes said. In order to fill in band positions, the program will have a combination of existing students and new recruits. Having a band to perform at games will bring energy and a spirit-filled dynamic. Hayes has personal experience with performing in front of sports crowds, as he has performed and instructed in collegiate marching and drum corps activities. “(A band) is an energetic experience, upon [which] we can build lasting traditions,” Hayes said. Not only will a music ensemble bring more energy to the games, but it will poten-
tially give more reason for students to come to Berry and hang around campus during the weekends. “Football brings energy to fall weekends,” Heida said. “This is one more layer of things that really get our campus excited and involved as we start the semester.” Not only will the music ensemble be implemented for football games, it will also be a source of entertainment at other sporting events. “We want it to be available for other sports, as well,” Heida said. “We want the experience to transcend to all athletic events. I have responsibility for athletics at Berry. The music department will be the key resource, but will be a partnership with us because as you are planning your event, you have to work together.” If students want a better insight on the football program itself or to learn more about the initial process, the football discussion website on VikingWeb is still live and it shows the consultant report and conversations about the program.
International Soda Tasting Come by the Krannert Lobby today from 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. for free tasting of sodas from several countries around the world. Conson Wilson Lecture: “The Dressmaker of Khair Khara” All first-year students entering this semester received a copy of “The Dressmaker of Khair Khana,” recently named one of Marketplace’s Business Books of the Year. Author Gayle Tzemach Lemmon will be presenting conversation about the book and the issues it raises Thursday Oct. 11 from 7 p.m. 9 p.m. in the Cage Performance Gym. (CE) Baked Goods Fundraiser Come to the Krannert Lobby Wednesday Oct. 17 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. for a fundraiser sponsored by BSA for HIV/AIDS Awareness Week. Proceeds will go the AIDS Resource Council of Rome. Magic Johnson Film Come to the Evans Auditorium Thursday Oct. 18 at 6 p.m. for a viewing of “The Announcement” and a discussion sponsored by BSA for HIV/AIDS Awareness Week. Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine Information Session Students of all majors interested in veterinary school are welcome to come to Westcott room 12 from 11 a.m. - noon on Thursday Oct. 18 to hear about Auburn’s veterinary program, see their photos and hear their qualifications. “Revel in Red”: HIV/AIDS Awareness Dance Come to the Jewel Box Friday Oct. 19 at 9 p.m. for the “Red Affair” Dance sponsored by BSA for HIV/AIDS Awareness Week. Donations will be accepted for the AIDS Resource Council of Rome. KCAB’s Hidden Viking Find the KCAB items hidden around main campus all day Friday Oct. 19 and turn them in at the illusionist’s performance for a prize. “Walking Red” AIDS Walk Walk to raise awareness at Ford Gym Saturday Oct. 20 at 1 p.m. for the last of BSA’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Week events. There will be raffles for gift certificates.
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Carlisle spoke about Nichols’ involvement in the orchestra and choir and on campus in KCAB, and said Nichols is “just really lovely to have around.” “And you can’t always say that about talented people,” he added. “Sometimes the talent takes away from the personality, but it doesn’t do that for her.” For Nichols, music is a form of self-expression. “This is going to sound really cheesy, but (music) is my life; I wouldn’t be myself if there wasn’t music,” Nichols said. “I think it’s spiritual and beyond our comprehension sometimes.” The Oct. 21 recital honoring the scholarship recipients will be held at 3 p.m. in Peachtree Presbyterian Church’s Kellett Chapel in Atlanta. The other three scholarship recipients and performers are Kennesaw State University’s Joshua Martin, Reinhardt University’s Kellie Richardson and Shorter University’s Diane Turner.
New sports info director appointed
MICAH BHACHECH Staff Reporter NINA LINGE Staff Reporter Bob Lowe has replaced Mickey Seward as Berry’s new director of sports information and promotions after serving for the Liberty League, for a division three conference in New York and for more than 11 years at Greensboro (N.C.) College. Lowe was interested in the position from the time it became available, and his time spent learning more about Berry generated more interest. “After Mickey had left, the job opening became available, and Berry was a place that really intrigued me. After arriving to campus and finding more about the institution, athletic department, its resources, etc., it was a job I really wanted,” Lowe said. Lowe is responsible for public relations of the athletic department and promotions for athletic events. “Promotions are a part of my position, so anything that goes up on the website and staffing the games,” Lowe said. The student work program at Berry provides Lowe with student help when planning athletic events, staffing games and completing tasks. Lowe has responded positively to the type of assistance he has been given from the students. “I have a great group of students that work with me, Lowe said. “The [student] program encourages good work. I get to help them do their jobs better and they have been a good help to me. People here have been really good to work with… If we need something that will help promote Berry athletics, they have been able to work in order to get that.” Lowe also commented on Berry students’ enthusiasm and support for their sports teams both at games and via social media. “I have been very impressed by the involvement [of students]. Not only at the games, but with the Facebook and Twitter accounts too,” Lowe said. “There is definitely a level of interest here at Berry that is probably more than where I was previously.” The new director has been busy settling down into the area and working on multiple projects in the department. These projects include work for Berry’s new football team and on the facilities that it will utilize. “I have not had much time to enjoy the area because I have been working to get things in place. There have been a lot of games, a lot of work… We just had a conversation with the [football] coach about the stadium and the press box. It is nice building a program from the ground floor and hopefully we can have a great facility to have football, which will be a great campus event,” Lowe said. In his new position of director of sports information and promotions, Lowe expressed his goals and that of his staff. “My staff and I hope people come out to the games and to enjoy the things we are doing to promote Berry athletics,” he said.
Don’t forget! First seven week classes end Friday Oct. 12 and second seven week classes begin Wednesday Oct. 17.
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How to save the environment...or not
As a ruse to cut down on the state’s carbon footprint, California has required that all textbooks used in college classes be available as e-textbooks by 2020, eliminating the need for printed textbooks. In theory, this sounds like a fantastic, ecofriendly option. No more felled trees and devastated forests. Plus, everything’s conveniently located on a tablet or e-reader. But does that really make them “greener”? According to different studies, no. With the electricity used to power these devices, along with pages being printed from said e-books, the carbon footprint would be about the same, if not greater. But there are still major upsides to e-textbooks. First of all, the cost of e-books are almost laughable compared to the cost of the real thing, mainly because the cost of production wouldn’t be as high. For instance, some publications of statistics books that sell for about $80-$100 can be found for free in Amazon’s Kindle store. On the flip side, though, there really would be no resale value of e-textbooks, as shady online “lending” would be made very easy with digital copies. Having a digital copy would be the epitome of convenience for textbooks. If done right, it could be updated just like any smartphone app, so your textbook would always be up to date. When it comes to math or science classes, e-textbooks would have to be on a tablet like an iPad on which it is interactive in order for it to be useful. Science and math is mainly learned by doing rather than reading, so simply having a book on an e-reader like a Nook would be next to pointless. Also, if you have your books on a backlit screen, like an iPad, it wears your eyes out much quicker than a paper book does, making science classes harder than they already are. If this has to be a rule, it really should be more of an option than a mandate. Some simply aren’t comfortable with digital copies, and that opinion should be respected. In the end, it comes down to whether you are looking at e-textbooks for the environment or for cost. Saving money for tax-funded public colleges by going to e-textbooks is always favorable. But if Hollywood has taught us anything, it’s this: The more dependent we become on electronics, the more susceptible we become when they rise up against us.
Just let us celebrate
can’t be the reason, for at 12:49 p.m. that day—a good two hours before the Olympics began—all BONNY HARPER students received an email proEditor-in-Chief claiming that both shows were completely sold out. So obviously they didn’t need more publicity or incentive for people to go. Two: Yes, I live in Friendship, I write this to get not one, but and yes, we had a good hunch two things off my chest. that we’d won. And naturally we First, whose idea was it to were excited. But instead of leavdelay the announcement of the ing as the victors we had good Mountain Day Olympics winners reason to believe we were, we until the talent show that night? left in uncertainty (and for me, I’m not just asking because my annoyance) and, if we couldn’t dorm won our division (though make the 8 p.m. talent show, that does fuel the fire a bit); I legit- learned through texts, calls and/ imately think it was a poor choice. or Facebook later that we’d won. No matter who won, thanks to Three: Why couldn’t I make the announcement of the division the 8 p.m. talent show,? The ticket winners being delayed until the I had already purchased was talent show (whereas in previous for the 10 p.m. show. What was years only the announcement of I—and others in the same situathe shirt and spirit winners was tion—supposed to do about that? delayed), those winners were I was still supporting KCAB’s unable to celebrate their victory event and the performers, and together. yet I was, in essence, being penalIt’s always been so awesome to ized for choosing the later perforsee the victors crowd together in mance (which, by the way, I chose a huge mass of people in all their because I was also supporting a crazy costumes, shouting and different Berry organization that laughing—on the field where all night by going to see “Boeing! their efforts were just expended Boeing!” in the theater at 7:30). for the victory. My dorm also won Four: Even if I had been able to my freshman year, and that cel- go to the 8 p.m. show, what then? I ebration is a wonderful memory hear the announcement and jump from my college experience. up in excitement, only to receive However, last Friday, for the glares from those around me from first time since I’ve been a student other housing areas? here, they decided to wait until And that brings me to the secthe talent show to announce any ond thing I need to get off my winners. And I was irritated. chest. One: I just don’t understand I’ve seen numerous comments, the reasoning behind it. Was it statuses and memes on Facebook to promote the talent show? That since the Olympics, all downplayPaul 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 Jordyn Herbert Asst. Online Editor Lacey Anderson Asst. Graphics Editor Andy Plott Business Manager Rachel Shin Asst. Business Manager Ali McIntosh Asst. Entertainment Editor Kaitlyn Pierce Cartoonist Kevin Kleine Adviser ing—some even mocking—WinShape’s wins. “WinShape only won because they practice,” many said. “WinShape may have won the Olympics, but they’re still hypocrites,” another said. My response to these laughable criticisms? To the first: Why don’t you practice? If you can even call what we did “practicing.” We competed hall-against-hall in a mockOlympics on Sept. 10, nearly a month before the real Mountain Day Olympics—meaning some of us did maybe one of the events, one time each. And then of course at the actual Olympics, we went over strategies to win and ran through some of the events a time or two. I didn’t happen to see if other dorms were doing the same, but if they didn’t, why on earth not? Get off your high horse and get on the ground to practice your pyramid if you’re going to get all uppity when you lose. To the second: I apologize that I either requested your Facebook friendship or accepted your request. My dorm-mates and I are sinless and so don’t typically associate with your kind. (If I actually believed that last sentence, what you say about my friends and me would be true. As it is, that claim has no foundation and is an excellent example of poor sportsmanship—aka, being what we like to call a sore loser.) In short, yes, Pilgrim and Friendship both won their divisions. Woo-hoo. Let us be pleased, as anyone else would be, and you just go on with your day.
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The new J.K. Rowling
can be rather amusing, the book as a whole just leaves you feeling like you OLIVIA DONNALLY need to take a shower to get rid of the grime. Asst. Sports Editor While the book is advertised as an “adult novel,” it can only be assumed that children from all over the world will be running to the bookshops when As a child growing up with J.K. they catch wind of Rowling’s new piece Rowling’s “Harry Potter” series, I have of work. As a 20-year-old, I was shocked many memories of midnight book pre- by the content (perhaps because I was mieres, buying “Bertie Botts Every half expecting a house elf to walk into a Flavor Beans” and being heartbroken kitchen or for a picture to start talking). when my Hogwarts letter did not arrive I can only imagine what a spritely youth on my 11th birthday. would think as they cuddle up in their For those of us now in college, bed with the latest Rowling novel and “Harry Potter” was something we grew are struck with images of a town whose up with. It is a commonality that we residents struggle with crime, drugs can all share in sweet nostalgia. We all and unstable families. Talk about breakremember the nights we stayed up way ing a spell. too late reading only to have our parents “I am not your children’s babysitter tell us to go to sleep while they secretly and I am not a teacher. I write to write,” smiled at the fact that their child was Rowling remarked in an interview. engaged in a book. While it is bold of her to break out of her As a huge fan of Rowling, I was comfort zone and try something a little naturally thrilled when I heard about more “muggle-esque,” her new book her new book, “The Casual Vacancy.” I does not hold water and is downright anxiously anticipated the book’s arrival, shocking. checking the post daily and being overIn fairness to Rowling, she took a joyed when it finally came in. risk and we must applaud her for it. But the spell Rowling had cast over “Harry Potter” put her in a bind with the years with the imaginative, delight- its incredibly high standards it set. In a ful “Harry Potter” series was broken sense, people delight in this failure. The when I was met with a plot filled with schadenfreude of the situation was too rape, suicide, extensive drug use and easy. It shows that Rowling is, in fact, prostitution all taking place within the human, rather than the immortal novelsmall town of Pagford. ist that we have all portrayed her to be The plot of “The Casual Vacancy” over the past decade. centers on a bureaucratic battle over a As a book, I say subpar. But my suphousing complex in the fictional town port and adoration for Rowling has not of Pagford. In order to make the story faltered. Now that I have had a taste of more interesting, Rowling spices up her writing outside the world of Hogthe pages with every bit of grit one can warts, I can perhaps enjoy her at face imagine. While at times the dialogue value with no loaded expectations.
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“What’s the most embarassing song you have in your music library?”
Dearest Viola, I am not in crisis as most of your other writers have indicated, although I am in need of your assistance. You see, the weather is starting to change around here and I am not sure how to dress. I spent all summer embracing my newfound love for shorts and such, and now that fall is around the corner, I am not sure what to do. It doesn’t even feel like fall either. It’s as if winter has already come to stay! I’m just not ready for jeans and boots. Any fashion advice? I know you’re quite the fashionista! Sincerely, Shivering in Shorts Dear Shivering in Shorts, I have never been a shorts-andT-shirt lady. I feel embarassed at the thought of showing so much skin. I don’t know how so many girls walk about with their shoulders and knees showing; it’s appalling. Not to mention the sun exposure! My dear niece Penelope has been sunburned countless times, and I am convinced it is due to her walking about scantily clad, in tank tops and athletic shorts. So when you ask if I have fashion advice for fashion in this suddenly-chilly weather, I exult. Come, child, and hear my wisdom. When dressing for cool weather, there is one most important thing to remember: Layers, layers, layers. Layers and texture are far more important to consider than such frivolous things as color and brand. I prefer to include as many fun patterns as I can in my attire, to decrease the dreariness of a wintery wardrobe. I recommend floral and polka-dot patterns. And a few differently-textured garments will garner the attention of passersby much more than perfectly coordinated colors. For example, a corduroy coat over a denim vest over a silk buttondown shirt—all paired with perhaps a nice, velvet, calf-length skirt and panty hose—is a combination that is sure to catch the public’s eye. Hugs and candy corn, Ms. Turnbuckle
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‘Year 3000’ by the Jonas Brothers.”
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“‘Call Me Maybe’ by Carly Rae Jepsen.
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Have you ever laid in bed contemplating whether you should go to class, or maybe just take the morning off? Then you realize—of course you don’t want to go to “that teacher’s” class! Yes, that’s right: “That teacher.” Throughout each of our educational careers, we’ve all had that one teacher that destroys any bit of interest and joy in learning for us. For some of you, it may have been in kindergarten when you were yelled at because you didn’t quite do your bunny ears right when you learned how to tie your shoes, or maybe it was in fourth grade when you just couldn’t remember how to make a capital “Q” in cursive; or, better yet, maybe it was in a high school class when your teacher made you feel like you weren’t cut out for college. No matter what age or what grade, we’ve all experienced that teacher. I never experienced “that teacher” until I got to college. I’ve always loved learning and delving into new ideas and schools of thoughts, especially in areas of particular interest to me. So, until recently, I had never understood the concept of “that teacher” because I was lucky enough to have never experienced one. Then just the other day, I was lying in bed and, for the first time in my educational career, I had to motivate myself to go to class. I thought to myself, “Senioritis?” but no, no such epidemic had hit me—it was a case of “that teacher.”
Which brings me to my point: Why do those teachers exist? If you go about your daily job constantly miserable or looking for miniscule mistakes in student work, why do you teach? Teaching is supposed to be a way for you to share your knowledge and the knowledge of others as a way to influence and create better students. Teachers should be the ones that make classes interesting, assignments fun and, above all, school appealing. As students, we look to our teachers for guidance, encouragement and sometimes just someone to talk to. At the end of the day, a student is only as good as his or her teacher. So if you give us unrealistic goals or refuse to grade a “perfect paper,” we have no incentive to do well. We end up with no motivation to strive to do our best because in our minds we know our best will never be good enough. When we hit the point that we no longer care about a class, our attendance record may be perfect while in reality our comprehension is at zero. Homework that used to be done the night before turns into 10 minutes before, and the thought process we used to contribute to class we now contribute to our iPads or iPhones. Don’t get me wrong; during my four years of Berry, I have met numerous incredible teachers—the types that you strive to impress with your work. So it was a surprise to me the other day when, for the first time, I didn’t want to go to class. In that moment, I realized my excitement for learning was sobering and, for a second, I almost cared, until I thought about that class taught by that teacher. So I did what my instincts told me to do: I rolled over and set my alarm back another 50 minutes.
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MIND OVER MATTER
than schizophrenia and autism. Depression, substance abuse, insomnia and eating disorders are all classified as mental illnesses. Just because somebody is living with a mental illness doesn’t mean they are crazy. Everyone suffers in some way mentally, but it may or may not become significant enough to be classified as “mentally ill” by society’s standards. If you find out a friend is suffering, there are ways for you to help and support them during their time of
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Often people assume somebody who is mentally ill spends their time living in an asylum or lying down on a couch talking to a psychiatrist. While some cases of mental disorders can become debilitating enough to land somebody in a hospital, these are extreme cases. A little research on mental illness reveals that everyone has some sort of mental disorder, just of varying degrees of severity. Most people also fail to fully realize the broadness of the spectrum of mental disorders. Mental illness is more AUTUMN CLARKE Features Editor
need. The last thing they need is to see their loved ones turning away. If you are struggling with a mental illness yourself, know that you’re not alone. Ignoring the issue is a passive approach to coping with the problem and is destined for failure. Instead, find somebody you feel comfortable talking to and actively seek out help. Everyone has their own struggles in life, but it’s up to us to take a proactive approach and work together to overcome whatever obstacles we encounter in our path. OLIVIA BROWN Asst. Features Editor
A QUICK LOOK AT A FEW MENTAL ILLNESSES
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: This disorder involves recurring symptoms occurring after experiencing or witnessing any traumatic event such as war, natural or human-caused disasters, abuse, rape or other criminal assault. Symptoms include flashbacks, nightmares, irritability, uneasiness or a seemingly emotionless personality. ADHD: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder causes an abnormal amount of inattentiveness, overactivity, impulsive behavior or a combination of the three. Bipolar Disorder: Also known as manic depression, this disorder causes irregular cycles of high and low mood states in which the highs are incredibly elevated or euphoric and the lows are on the verge of depression. Eating Disorders: These include anorexia, bulimia, binge and compulsive eating and over-exercising. While anorexia, bulimia, binge eating and over-exercising stem directly from a person’s low self-esteem or skewed body image, compulsive eating is an individual’s attempt to hide from emotions or cope with stress with food. Depression: This personality-altering disorder has a wide range of symptoms, although the most common is a deep sadness or loss of interest in topics or activities once enjoyed by the individual. Although a traumatic event can trigger depression, a person's biochemistry, genetics, personality and environment are all significant factors. Generalized Anxiety Disorder: This disorder includes constant, exaggerated worried and stressed thoughts dealing with daily routines and activities lasting a minimum of six months. People will often expect the worst-case scenario when there is little or no reason to expect it and may also suffer from muscle tension, fatigue, nausea, headache or trembling. Panic Disorder: This disorder is defined by episodes of extreme fear, which recur often and with no warning. Symptoms include shortness of breath, heart palpitations, chest pain, fear of dying, feelings of unreality, dizziness and abdominal pain. Autism Spectrum Disorders: Because autism comes in a wide range of severity, “spectrum” is a key term in this description. These complex neurological disorders cause difficulties with thinking, feeling, language and the ability to relate to others and recognize emotion.
Information for Mental Illness Rescources
Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday Contact: 706-236-2259 or 236-2259 (extension 2259 on campus) Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org *Note: Students wishing to schedule a counseling appointment are encouraged to call or come into the office. Email is not a confidential means of communicating so all sessions must be scheduled in person or over the phone.
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Anita Errickson, director of Berry’s Health and Wellness Center, works alongside the staff of the Ladd Center to ensure students remain as healthy as possible. “College students suffer a lot from stress. It’s brought about from a variety of things, but the number one issue is relationship issues,” Errickson said. “That could be between roommates or friends, a break up or a professor-student type of relationship.” Although the Ladd Center cannot provide ongoing medical treatment for students with chronic mental health issues, the staff is more than happy to point students in the right direction for further help. “Referral services are one of the services we offer here,” Errickson said. “It’s our responsibility to see that each student gets the help he or she may need off campus. Everything’s confidential and the services have already been paid for in your tuition.” MARSHALL JENKINS Students who believe they may be suffering from a mental illness are encouraged to make an appointment with the Counseling Center first. They are welcome to go to the Marshall Jenkins, director of counseling at Ladd Center first, but staff will most likely ask a few questions to ensure there are Berry, spends his days catering to students’ indino physical problems and then refer students to the Counseling Center. If it’s bevidual needs. Whether they need advice, a referral lieved a student may be suffering from a physical imbalance, an appointment to a doctor for medication or just somebody to talk to, can be made with the physician or nurse practitioner for a more in-depth Jenkins and the staff of the Counseling Center are available exam before making a referral to another doctor for medication and regto all students. ular treatment. “We've seen an increase in the last few years in anxiety relat“I think everyone has something, be it mental, physical, social, ed issues,” Jenkins said. “With our fast-paced culture and economic whatever,” Errickson said. “There are six elements of wellness hard times, anxiety issues are on the rise in all ages. There’s always and if they’re not all in balance, then something can be been a high incidence of depression. With college students, there’s an eswrong. I think it’s important to be tolerant, understand pecially high risk of eating disorders as well.” that everybody has something and no one is immune. There are a number of warning signs for someone who may be struggling There is no reason to judge others because of the with a mental disorder. A typically proactive person who regularly goes to class type of problem that they have.” may begin skipping classes. They may withdraw socially or develop a pattern of high emotional reactivity, meaning somebody suddenly becomes touchy and reacts strongly to JIM & BONNIE MOORE matters that shouldn’t bother them. “In these cases, they probably need somebody to talk to,” Jenkins said. “You can get The National Alliance on Mental Illness a feel for if someone you know is developing these things by how it feels between (NAMI) is the nation’s largest association comyou, but it could also mean that there is some issue in the relationship. A lot of mitted to raising awareness and improving the lives what we address here has to do with relationships. Mental health issues and of people with mental illnesses. The group aims to derelationship problems go hand in hand. However, always listen to what velop support groups, promote public policies to improve people are saying. If they talk about suicide, take it seriously and check treatment for those with mental illnesses, support further rein whether they’re thinking about it.” search and educate citizens about the disorders. “Mental illnesses are just that: illnesses,” Jenkins said. “EveryJim Moore, president of the Georgia chapter of NAMI, and his one has illnesses from time to time. Recovery’s painful, but it wife Bonnie, the chapter’s chair of education, have an inside view on presents the opportunity to develop wisdom. Some of the mental illness. Their 30-year-old daughter has anxiety, bipolar, borderline most accomplished people of the world struggled with personality and post-traumatic stress disorder. mental illnesses. Some have had their coping mecha“People think those with mental illnesses exhibit some of the symptoms nisms pressed to the max. It’s not a disgrace.” for attention. But when you have a chemical imbalance, you can’t just get over it. Just like with heart disease, you have to take medications to keep it under control. You have to learn coping skills, learn about your illness, take medications and have a support system to stay in recovery.” For students who may know a friend or family member who’s currently struggling with mental illness, the Moores remained clear in their answer. “Family and friends have to educate themselves to understand that it’s a brain disorder,” Bonnie Moore said. “Once they understand this, it shows the person National Depression Screening Day who has the illness that they care and want to help. Be able to recognize symptoms of their illness when they’re not doing well so you can help More than 570 colleges will participate in National them seek help.” Depression Screening Day (NDSD) on Thursday, Oct. “Be a friend and listen,” Jim Moore added. “Try to see the 11. Students can take a screening at person, not the illness.” NAMI Rome offers weekly support groups, one for http://www.mentalhealthscreening.org/screening/BERRY. adults with mental illness and one for family members, National Alliance on Mental Illness Walks friends and caretakers of those with mental illness. On Saturday, Oct. 13 at 10 a.m; the local For more information on NAMI Rome, go to www. namiromega.org or call 706-506-5010. affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness will host
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one of three walks held in Georgia this fall. The 3K (1.75 miles) walk will take place at Georgia Highlands College.
LEARNING TO LIVE WITH OCD
AUTUMN CLARKE Features Editor Ernest Hemingway said, “The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.” For those struggling with mental illness, every day can suddenly beBEKAH INGRAM come an exhausting battle for peace. In some cases, the struggle becomes so overwhelming that it changes the way somebody lives their life. Junior Bekah Ingram was diagnosed with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) her freshman year of high school. An obsession is any intrusive thought that continually returns to an individual, and a compulsion is an individual’s attempt to cease the obsessions. Some common compulsions include counting on one’s fingers or repeating a word aloud. “It’s debilitating,” Ingram said. “I was actually out the first semester of my freshman year in high school. It gets to the point where you can’t focus on anything except for those compulsions.” Ingram began showing signs of struggling with OCD when she was in eighth grade. “I basically went crazy,” Ingram said. “I was terrified to go to school. I thought people were going to think I was a seriously crazy person, so my mom got me into therapy and homeschooling. I went back every other day for half-days beginning in the second semester, and then worked my way back to full days.” A unique feature of OCD is how the obsessions and compulsions vary for each person. For some, a particular trigger, such as coming into contact with somebody who’s ill, brings on the obsessions. The urge to do their compulsion then becomes overwhelming. The compulsion helps calm the anxiety, but it only provides temporary relief. “A common misconception is that having OCD means you clean a lot,” Ingram said. “Pop culture has created this picture. Trust me, my room is a mess. Cleaning is just one compulsion that somebody can have.” After working through therapy, Ingram has learned to better handle her OCD. Although learning to resist her compulsions was often exhausting, she’s arrived at a point where her OCD is undetectable. “I actually did alright when I moved into college. My roommate didn’t even know I had OCD until I told her after we had been living together for a while. But as a rule, stress exasperates any mental illness, so for some, moving into college can be difficult.” For a mild version of the disorder, a self-help book can often be enough to reduce the power of obsessions. For more severe cases, prescribed medicine can be beneficial, although behavior therapy has the potential to work even better in the long run. A treatment program of medicine combined with therapy is usually the best plan. “You have to present obsessions and a compulsion to be diagnosed,” Ingram said. “The person also has to state that they know that they’re irrational. In exposure therapy, you go with your therapist to a place that brings on your anxiety. They make you sit with your anxiety and not do your compulsion and it’s absolutely draining. Anxiety levels are beyond high. There’s also cognitive therapy, which is where you force yourself to change your thoughts. I tell myself what I’m thinking isn’t rational and say, ‘Don’t give in to the OCD.’ I literally have to tell myself that sometimes. I’ve learned different relaxation techniques and I just remember that my body can’t handle that amount of anxiety.” Ingram was adamant about her advice to others who are struggling with or think they may have OCD. “Definitely go see somebody. You can’t deal with it on your own. Just know that you’re not crazy. I thought there was something wrong with me, but I’ve learned that I can live with my OCD.” To learn more about OCD, visit the Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation, Inc.’s website at www.ocfoundation.org or call 203-315-2190.
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“Between the Stalls” celebrates talent show victory
CAITLYN REID Staff Reporter KCAB held their annual Mountain Day Talent Show, which was full of an array of talents like tap dancing, singing and even hula hooping, on Friday, Oct. 5. Both the 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. showings sold out. The winner of the talent show was a band called “Between the Stalls” whose band members are sophomores Alex Livingston and Connor Walsh and freshman Connor Livingston. Q: What inspired you to perform in the talent show? A: Alex Livingston: We had to follow up on “Between the Stalls’” second place from last year. As a WinShaper I also have to say it’s for God’s glory. Q: Where does your band name come from? A: Alex Livingston: We needed a band name so I came up with something random. Connor Livingston: Before a performance we all had to use the facilities at the same time so Connor Walsh said “We are between the stalls.” Q: How did you go about writing the song? A: Alex Livingston: The title “The Students Who Do, Do Everything” was made so I could sing about doo-doo. Someone bet me that I wouldn’t sing about doo-doo so I did. Connor Livingston: Alex was the mastermind. He would run the lines by us and we came up with a few of them. Q: Will you perform again? A: Alex Livingston: There is an 85 percent chance we will perform against next year. Connor Livingston: I personally would like our group to emcee the show. Q: How did it feel to win?A: Alex Livingston: I was shocke Connor Livingston: I felt undeserving. Before we went out for judging Alex said, “There is so much talent, I would “Between the Stalls” entertains the audience at the feel bad if we placed.” And then we won first. Mountain Day Talent Show on Friday, Oct. 5.
,PARKER SEALY, Photo Editor
OCTOBER 11, 2012
Documentary tells story of black superheroes
COMMENTARY BY SYDNEY KELLY Executive Director, Viking Fusion through the 1970s. Comic book artists, writers, theorists and scholars were interviewed for comment on the intentions of the writers, the kinds of African-American superheroes that did appear and their characteristics, as well as an in-depth look at the psychological effect such characters and images had on consumers. The film contains moments of humor, academic analysis and discomfort, and Gayles’ limited videography experience is just barely reflected in the final product. The use of graphics and moving images, along with adding a reflection of his personal experience growing up, combine to form an educational and entertaining experience. After the film, a question-and-answer session yielded a lively discussion on race and gender portrayal in media, the effects and struggles of stereotyping and the progression of popular media in their attempts to address such issues. With the comic book industry experiencing a major surge in popularity, particularly over the last decade, many comments were made regarding the implications of minimal African-American characters in major motion pictures, despite their continued appearance in graphic media. Films such as “The Avengers” were noted for
The on-campus viewing of “White Scripts and Black Supermen: Black Masculinities in Comic Books” presented students from an array of disciplines with the opportunity to discuss the portrayal of African-American men in popular culture. Writer, director and producer of “Scripts” Jonathan Gayles introduced the 55-minute self-produced documentary, explaining his struggle to identify a representation of himself as an African-American in mainstream media and his idea to explore the issue further. Gayles, an Associate Professor of African-American Studies at Georgia State University, had little video production experience and put together his Urban Mediamakers Film Festival winner for Outstanding Feature Documentary on a whim after reflecting on his experience of reading comics as a child. The documentary itself was a stream of interviews and graphic images, chronicling the progression of AfricanAmerican superheroes in comic books from the early 1930s
their representation of African-American men, but others such as “The Green Lantern” were observed as reverting back to a Caucasian actor, despite the popular animated representation being African-American. Films such as “Hancock” were only noted for their negative portrayal of African-Americans and were written off as humorous and old-fashioned in their approach to race. The reboot of the Marvel Comics Universe was also discussed at length, with Gayles noting that such redesigns of beloved characters often brought on outrage and strong protests from adamant fans. Among many characters, the mixed racial identification of Marvel’s new Spider-Man character created dismay and animosity upon its release in 2011. Comic book readers as well as communication and anthropology students engaged with Gayles’ array of information and observations, enjoying the director’s easygoing style and frequent humorous anecdotes to temper the sting of a heavy and frustrating topic. The event’s close left the fairly substantial turnout in Evans Auditorium conversing further as they filed out into the night air, discussing their experience as comic book readers and the struggle to identify African-American characters of note in a given narrative.
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Olympic games extend to Mega Reunion
GRACE DUNKLIN Staff Reporter Over 400 people from Berry’s past gathered at Oak Hill on Mountain Day to celebrate the annual Mega Reunion. Starting with the graduating classes that are celebrating their five-year anniversary and going up by five-year increments until the class celebrating their 40th anniversary, the Mega Reunion not only included classes that graduated from Berry College, but also classes that graduated from the Berry Academy and the Berry High School. Altogether there were nine classes at the reunion. At the reunion, each class had its own booth. There was also a catered meal for the graduates and their families. However, there was something new this year at the Mega Reunion. The classes gathered for the reunion got to participate in their very own Mountain Day Olympics. The Office of Alumni Relations were not exactly the originators of this idea. “An alumnus brought that up and said, ‘Why can’t we do a version of the Olympics for us, because we never get to come back and…watch the Olympics or participate in any way?’” said Jennifer Beard, assistant director of the Office of Alumni Relations. Beard said the reunion Olympics wouldn’t include any of the “tough stuff” such as tug-o’-war or the water relay in order to make the event fair and so participants would not mess up their nice clothes. Jeff Hawkins, manager of senior alumni programming, explained that the Office of Alumni Relations thought up multiple games for the participants to enjoy. “We’re going to do five different games: We’ll do an egg toss, kind of a life-size version of paper, rock, scissors called Gorilla Man Gun…Anatomy Shuffle…an orange relay where people have to pass their orange by neck to somebody else…and then a hula-hoop relay, which is kind of a staple from the students’ Olympics,” Hawkins said. All the teams were comprised of members from each of the nine class groups there for the reunion. However, there was more to the reunion than the newly-minted Olympics. “The Olympics themselves are just a small part of the Mega Reunion,” Hawkins said. “It’s for any class celebrating milestone reunions 40 years out and more currently. So we have classes from as far back as 1972…to as recent as 2007…and we invite them to bring all their family and friends.” Tammy Miller Stien (77c) said it had been many years since she had returned for Mountain Day. “It made me feel at home again going down the Stretch,” Stien said.
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Alumni quilters practice craft on Mountain Day weekend
ALI MCINTOSH Asst. Entertainment Edtior The Berry Alumni Quilters Group met Oct. 5 to establish a plan for the restoration of several quilts for the coming year and “continue the practice of a dying art,” according to their crew leader. Crew Leader Tanya Campbell is not a Berry alumna, but is passionate about the work done by the group. She enlisted the help of her husband of 44 years, Robert Campbell, part of Berry High School’s graduating class of 1960, to restore donated quilt tops. Quilt tops are the multi-colored fabrics, made of small pieces of various prints, which form the decorative side of a quilt. These tops are washed, ironed, repaired and then fashioned into full quilts to be given back to the family or auctioned at Alumni Work Week. The profits first go to pay for materials needed for the group; the remaining money is donated to make campus improvements throughout the year. Willard Ferguson (65c) did graduate work in textile engineering at Georgia Tech and says he’s been quilting for most of his life. “I grew up with my mother doing quilting,” Ferguson said. He’s been indirectly involved with the organization for the past four years. Robert Campbell emphasized the emotional importance of the work done by the group. “There’s a lot of love and work that goes into these things,” Robert Campbell said. “They can go for thousands of dollars.” Their proudest accomplishment, according to Tanya Campbell, is the quilt on the bed at the House O’ Dreams. This two-year project was the result of many hands and much labor. Tanya Campbell also encouraged interested parties to contact the Alumni Association at alumni@berry. edu or call 706-236-2256. “Anybody that desires to do quilting can join,” she said.
PHOTOS BY PARKER SEALY, Photo Editor
No damsels were in distress this ‘knight’: Marthapalooza 2012
Last Saturday, the Berry community came together for the annual Marthapalooza. This year’s theme was “Queen Martha’s Court,” and Clara Bowl was packed from an inflatable castle slide to a man on stilts. Fried Oreos and drinks by Pal’s Coffee were also present.
PHOTOS BY NATHAN SUTTON, Staff Photographer
PHOTOS BY NATHAN SUTTON, Staff Photographer
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Soccer teams auction jerseys to raise money to fight cancer
OLIVIA DONNALLY Asst. Sports Editor For the fourth consecutive year, the men’s and women’s soccer teams stepped on the field Sunday with their sights set on raising awareness for childhood cancer for the Taylor Brooks Foundation. This is a tradition that began when Berry graduate Kristen Brooks joined the Lady Vikings in 2008. Brooks’ sister Taylor Brooks was diagnosed with stage IV desmoplastic tumor cancer. Taylor Brooks passed away in April right before Kristen Brooks started her freshman year of college. Since then the Brooks family has been raising awareness for childhood cancer through the Taylor Brooks Foundation. Head Coach Lorenzo Canalis and Assistant Coach Eric Gentilello are avid supporters of the cause and were looking for ways for the soccer team to make their contribution. “Lorenzo and I were extremely interested in the foundation and wanted to have the teams help with the cause in any way,” Gentilello said. The foundation’s mission is to increase visibility of childhood cancer, provide humanitarian support to patients and careand make strides towards a great cause.” Freshman midfielder Kayla Robyn is supportive of the cause. “It’s an honor to be included in such a program,” Robyn said. “It’s great to see a family move through a tragedy and bring out so much positivity. It’s a privelege to be a part of that.” Some Berry students are also supporters of the foundation and some have personal connections to the cause. Freshman Clint Tyler is a leukemia survivor and was enthused to hear the teams were striving to make a difference. “I think that it is wonderful that our soccer teams are reaching out to a former teammate and her family and that they are actually taking it to heart by continuing it even though Brooks graduated,” Tyler said. About $1,500 was raised and the teams look forward to continuing the tradition in the years to come. The Vikings play next on Friday, Oct. 12 against Sewanee at 4 p.m. The Lady Vikings play on Friday, Oct. 12 against Sewanee at 2 p.m. For more information about the foundation, visit TaylorBrooksFoundation.org.
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Berry Soccer supports the Taylor Brooks Foundation for the fourth consecutive year. The teams raised $1,500 to go towards the the fight against childhood cancer. givers, extend resources to analyze and implement treatment options and contribute resources to research new treatment.” The men’s and women’s soccer teams sought to “increase visibility” in Sunday’s games where they did not wear their usual game jerseys. Instead they wore jerseys specifically advertising the cause for the
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Swimming and diving teams add new talent to the pool
OLIVIA DONNALLY Asst. Sports Editor This year’s swim teams are the largest in Berry’s history, with the men’s team consisting of 17 members and the women’s team consisting of 16. The men’s team has taken on nine new members and the women’s team has gained 10 new members. The large addition to both teams has raised the level of competition significantly. Returning swimmers are welcoming the newcomers and are looking forward to reaping the rewards with a high level of expectation. “It is a lot more competitive this year,” sophomore Jonathon Purdy said. “People are putting in a lot more effort this year. The freshmen are showing a lot more talent than we have ever had coming in.” With the change of conference, the raised level of competition and the teams’ growth in numbers will be a huge factor when it comes to traveling for conference meets. “It makes you work harder because you want to be one of the ones chosen to head out and represent your team,” Purdy said. But the added competition is not affecting the dynamics of the team. Sophomore David Lutomski is very encouraged by the new swimmers. “This is the largest team in Berry swim history which would give room for a lot of added drama, but everyone is getting along exceptionally well,” Lutomski said. “Everyone can contribute something to the team this year.” The women’s team is also welcoming the new swimThe team competed in an inter-squad meet on Saturday Sept. 29 to give an insight to how the team will do in the upcoming season. “The team is looking really strong so far,” sophomore Connor Walsh said. “A lot of young talent joined this year.
foundation and the shirts sported each athlete’s individual name and number. The shirts were then bid on in a silent auction and all the proceeds went directly toward the Taylor Brooks Foundation. “Selling the T-shirts was Kristen’s mother Melissa’s idea,” Gentitello said. “It is a great way to unify the two sports teams
“It makes you work harder because you want to be one of the ones chosen to head out and represent your team.” - Jonathon Purdy
The first meet of the season should be a good meet for everyone [on the team].” Walsh swam on the team last year, but had to resign due to a shoulder injury. “Honestly, I expect us to win conference,” Lutomski said. The teams will begin their season on Oct. 13 in a dual meet against King College and LaGrange College at 1 p.m. in the Cage Center Natatorium. CONTRIBUTIONS BY: STEVEN EVANS, SPORTS EDITOR
WILL MILLER, Staff Photographer
The Berry swimming and diving 2012-2013 team prepares for the season with a record-setting number of swimmers. They have a total of 19 new student-athletes, with a total of 33 members on the team. Their first meet will be on Saturday, Oct. 13 where they will face King College and LaGrange College. mers. Junior diver Mariah Moon is looking forward to seeing how the upcoming season goes. “The team is huge this year,” Moon said. “It is loaded with new faces and new talent. I’m excited to see how it goes.”
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Vikings football helmet revealed
STEVEN EVANS Sports Editor
OCTOBER 11, 2012
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The helmet for the Berry College Vikings inaugural 2013 football season was officially revealed at the “New Faces” talent show in early September. The design was first presented on Berry’s Facebook page over the summer, but was not unveiled in person until the talent show. While the addition of an intercollegiate football program was a controversial topic, the football helmet design has been a topic of conversation since it was divulged. Here is an exclusive look at what some of the students around campus have to say about the football helmet design.
Friday Oct. 12
Women’s Soccer vs. Sewanee 4 p.m.
Women’s Volleyball vs. Hendrix 7 p.m.
Saturday Oct. 13
CARRIE NOBLES Freshman “I like it. I don’t have any opposition to it, particularly. It’s a basic design, and it holds to Berry tradition— being simple.” ASHLEIGH DAY Senior “It’s very plain. It’s too bland. I’m not in favor of it. It’s better than it could have been, but I’m not a big fan of the design.” SARA PRIEMER Sophomore “It looks boring—too much like a high school helmet. Berry is a creative school; they could have done better. Hopefully we will get a chance to submit designs. That could look cool.”
Women’s Cross Country Viking Open 9:30 a.m.
Men’s Cross Country Viking Open 8:45 a.m. Men’s Swimming & Diving vs. King and LaGrange 1 p.m. Women’s Swimming & Diving vs. King and LaGrange 1 p.m. Women’s Volleyball vs. Rhodes 3 p.m. vs. Washington and Lee 4 p.m.
BEN RIGGS Junior “I like it; I don’t have a problem with it. I would agree that it could be better though. Maybe something a little more creative.”
SAM CHAPO Sophomore “I think it’s better than putting Victor on it. The ‘B’ is fine to me; it’s not too weird, but I kind of wish we could do our blue/white Viking logo.”
Sunday Oct. 14
Women’s Golf @ Rhodes Fall Classic
CHRIS WEST Sophomore “It’s not extraordinary. It just looks like the stereotypical football helmet.” PRESTON WILLIS Sophomore “Honestly, it kind of reminds me of a rec-league football helmet.“ EDDIE LIN Senior “It’s very bland. It fits in with the rest of Berry though—being simple and traditional. “
Monday Oct. 15
Women’s Golf @ Rhodes Fall Classic
Wednesday Oct. 17
Women’s Volleyball vs. Shorter 7 p.m.
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PAGE 12, CAMPUS CARRIER
OCTOBER 11, 2012
Mountain Day Olympics
Students, faculty and staff all gather to compete in the annual Mountain Day Olympics Friday, Oct. 5. Students dressed according to their residence hall’s chosen theme. Pictured Right: Haley Sewell, Mary Chambers and Alyssa Smith. Below: Rhett Morrell. Bottom Left: Dana men’s division competes in the tug-o’-war event. Middle Right: The commuters gather together to compete. Bottom Right: Sydney Hulebak, Abby Ferguson and Emma Childs.
PHOTOS BY CHRISTIAN TURNER, Asst. Photo Editor