Tyler Thorne WRT216 Spring Arbor Professor Uncovers T-Rex This month has been very eventful for

Dr. Paul Patton of Spring Arbor University. Dr. Patton was asked to join an expedition lead by Dr. Columbus of the Chicago School of Paleontology. They were exploring the field inside of the track on the Campus. The group was there for the entire week working day and night to uncover the ancient remains. Tyler Thorne a student of Spring Arbor University said, “The workers kept me up all night, I did not get much sleep while they were here.” Although many students complained about the noise, many people in the community were very excited. Dr. Wallis Metts was one of these few. “This event is something that I could blog about, I would have an opportunity that many other bloggers do not.” Said Dr. Metts. The whole expedition took about two weeks, the first week was mostly digging and the second week was cleaning the bones of the T-Rex. Dr. Columbus was very surprised at the size of the animal stating, ”It is the biggest T-Rex ever discovered.” It measured about 17 feet from the hips and weighted about 8 tons. This discovery will be talked about for years; many paleontologists will be amazed at this great discovery. “Its amazing to see the remains of such a large animal, it is truly a work of God.” Exclaimed a very excited Dr. Patton. He was glad to be a part of such a great expedition, every day he showed joy and was very cheerful to be amongst God’s creation. Many of the workers were touched by him as well and said he was always complimenting what they were doing. He also talked to them about many thought-provoking topics such as what is the state of your soul. They said that he really brightened their spirits while they worked and that he was a great addition to the crew. Because of this discovery was on the University’s property they have the rights to what happens to the bones. As of right now they are currently in talks to be sold to the Dinosaur Museum in Jackson Michigan. It will go for about 2 million dollars. Most of this money will go to helping students with scholarships and also the University’s Cross Cultural trips. This discovery is something that is very beneficial to the Spring Arbor community. It will help pay for many things the University needs as well as bring more people into the Jackson area to see the biggest T-Rex ever discovered. It will help Spring Arbor get its name out there so it will no longer be a city that no one knows about. Now it will be known for

having the worlds biggest T-Rex ever discovered. These remains will help paleontologists understand even more about the magnificent creatures and what they were like. Now that all the work is done there have been talks about the University adding an area of paleontology into its offered courses. This discovery has really created a whole new set of opportunities for much of the community of Spring Arbor.