Volume 104 ∙ January 24, 2013 ∙ Number 13

Bald eagles to hatch soon New Head Residents
PAUL WATSON News Editor One of Berry’s biggest stories of the past year is about to get bigger. The bald eagles that have recently called Berry home should have hatchlings in the nest very soon, said Director of Agriculture Operations and Sustainability Eddie Elsberry. He also said that the eagles appear to be doing quite well in their new home. “Both the male and female have been in and out of the nest,” Elsberry said. “The female, of course, spends most of her time in the nest. The male is out hunting and gathering. We have witnessed the male carrying food into the nest.” Elsberry’s team has estimated that there are one to three eggs in the nest, which is normal for a clutch of eagle eggs. The eagles were first observed sitting lower in the nest (a sign of eggs) on Dec. 20. With a general incubation time of 33-35 days, the hatchlings should hatch “any



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day now,” Elsberry said. In order to protect these eagles and hatchlings from the commotion of a new football stadium, Berry must follow specific rules set out in the federal permit granted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service during

construction. One of the requirements is to “plant 208 native species of hardwood and evergreen trees on all sides of the eagle nest area” as a buffer between the eagles and the stadium. The permit also requires a protective barrier

to be erected 100 feet around the nest to create a “buffer zone” in which human and vehicle traffic should be minimized and the use of heavy equipment is forbidden.


Eight Berry students were selected to play in the Georgia All College Band (ACB) and will be playing at the Georgia Music Educators Association (GMEA) In Service Conference in Savannah, Ga. on Friday. The students selected are: Jarod Holland (principal chair clarinet) from Oxford, Ga.; Katie Stuck (clarinet) from Acworth, Ga.; Kathy Stuvick (clarinet) from Nolensville, Tenn.; Joe Vidalez (trumpet) from Dalton, Ga.; John Heidbreder (trumpet) from Atlanta, Ga.; Matthew Soares (trumpet) from Rossville, Ga.; Everett Reiff (trumpet) from Buford, Ga. and Ahmad Pruitt (trombone) from Decatur, Ga. Two students were also selected for the Georgia All College Orchestra: Lydia Nichols (cello) from St. Simon’s Island, Ga.; and Jenny Sung (viola) from Chattanooga, Tenn. According to its website, the GMEA is “an organization of approximately 4,000 music educators dedicated to promoting excellence in music education” and is a state affiliate of The Collegiate Music Educators National Conference (CMENC). These Berry students competed with other music students from several colleges across the state, including Kennesaw State

University, Young Harris College, University of West Georgia, Mercer University, Valdosta State University and the University of Georgia. Junior and trumpet player Joe Vidalez said that in order to audition for the ACB, students were required to send in two pieces

of recorded music. “You prepare two one-minute pieces,” Vidalez said. “There’s a lyrical one—which is more melodic and focuses on tone production—and there’s a technical one, which is harder.”

PAUL WATSON, News Editor

Residence Life will be selecting the Head Residents for next year on Friday. While RAs are responsible only for their designated halls, Head Residents are responsible for their entire areas, of which there are six on campus: Dana and Thomas Berry, Morton-Lemley, Ford, Morgan and Deerfield, Alternative Housing and Mountain Campus. Coordinator of Residence Life Matthew McCarthy oversees the first three areas, which are mostly freshman oriented, and Coordinator of Residence Life Natalie Bates oversees the last three, which are mostly upperclassmen oriented. Bates said each area is different and therefore their needs vary. “We spend a lot of time talking about placement,” Bates said. “Where we place our Head Residents is just as important as who we hire.” Bates said Head Residents at Berry are a unique blend of students and staff. “They’re the primary liaisons between residents and professional staff,” Bates said. “They’re also responsible for building the best team of RAs to suit their area.” McCarthy said the Head Resident experience at Berry is very different from those at other universities. “If you look at other colleges, universities and institutions of higher learning, the Head Resident has the same position as professional staff or graduate students,” McCarthy said. Bates said the primary difference between Berry and other institutions is that Head Residents elsewhere typically have judicial responsibilities, like handling policy violations, and those Head Residents would be graduate students. “The unique thing about Berry is that we get to utilize our student work program differently,” Bates said. “It’s kind of a neat opportunity for juniors and seniors here that you most likely wouldn’t get at other institutions.”


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Residence Life considers the qualities they want in next year’s Head Residents
they have interviews with us—the professional staff—as well as Dean Heida.” Bates said that what she and McCarthy look for in a Head Resident changes every year, but typically they want someone with a balance between results and relationships. “One thing I know we want this year is personality and fun,” Bates said. “We need people who are focused on relationships but also people who can get it done. Ultimately we have to work with them on a pretty daily basis, so we need people we can work with and who communicate well.” This year there are 12 applicants, six of whom will be selected to be next year’s Head Residents. Bates said she and McCarthy hope to make a decision by the end of the week, and that they will be communicating with all of the applicants on Friday. “We do that face-to-face with everyone, whether we hire them or not, to give them feedback,” Bates said. “We think it’s a really good learning opportunity to go through something like this, so we like to give them feedback and explain why we made the decision we did.” Bates said hiring Head Residents is like hiring professional staff members. “It’s a hard decision,” Bates said. “We give them a lot of leeway and ownership, so they’re the most important hire. The six Head Residents we choose are really important, because we depend so much on them.”

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Head Residents are level five student workers, the highest level in the student work system. They also receive housing—a Head Resident apartment, where they typically hold their staff meetings—and a meal plan. Bates said Head Residents are also given unique leadership opportunities. “They get some neat opportunities to serve on committees and advisory boards at the Head Resident position that they wouldn’t get at an RA position that really looks at the big picture of the institution and where we’re going as a whole at Residence Life,” Bates said. One example is the Student Life Council, on which one Head Resident has the chance to serve. Another is the Student Advisory Committee to the President, which meets regularly with the president and other Berry administrative officials to consider matters that students want to discuss. Students who wish to apply to be Head Residents must be juniors or seniors and have at least one year as an RA before they take the position. McCarthy said there is usually an interest meeting held every year around November that is open to all RAs. “Any of the RAs who are interested can come, and we discuss the position and what the duties are,” McCarthy said. “They have to complete the application and essays before they leave for Christmas break, and then during the first week of classes

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Senior Alan Campbell swam the 500 meter freestyle at the Viking Classic on Saturday at the Cage Aquatic Center, in which the Berry men placed first and the Viking women second. Berry swam against Birmingham-Southern College, South Georgia College, Brenau University and LaGrange College.


Other precautions, like moving the stadium farther south and angling the stadium lights so that they do not shine on the nest, have also been taken to better protect the eagles. In the end, though, the eagles are hardy enough to put up with whatever noise and traffic may come from the stadium. “Eagles are adaptive to whatever environment they’re in. If you look at them now, they chose to be between the Cage parking lot and highway 27,” Elsberry said. He said this adaptability has helped the eagles survive the recent swings in weather. Vice President of Student Affairs Debbie Heida said the eagles could add a fun element to the football games. “Fans could bring binoculars and look for the eagles during the game,” Heida said. As the football games should not interfere with the eagles, the eagles should also not interfere

Bald eagles expecting estimated one to three hatchlings, Heida says Berry works to implement protective measures as required by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
with the games. “We joked about it, but no, the eagles should not mistake the footballs as prey,” Heida said.” I think we’re safe.” As of now, there are barriers and “do not cross” signs at the back of the Cage Center parking lot in an effort to thwart eagle observers from encroaching on the eagles’ territory. Though these may not be a great amount of security, there is not much else that can be done to discourage someone from disturbing the nest. “The eagles are in a spot with great visibility, and there are almost always observers near the sight,” Heida said. “They are part of nature; it is our job to teach people to respect them.” Heida also said the eagles were just another way Berry is a tribute to nature. “It’s exciting,” Heida said. “There are so many experiences that are only Berry experiences. These are majestic birds and it

makes me so proud to see them here.” Elsberry said there are plans to install a true “nest camera” that will look down directly on

the nest and will allow observers to see what is really going on. This camera will be installed outside of the nesting season (October-May).

For now, observers can either watch the nest in the Cage Center parking lot or online at http:// berry.edu/eaglecam.


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The ACB selects students who play the following instruments: piccolo, flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, bass clarinet, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, trumpet, horn, tenor trombone, bass trombone, euphonium, tuba and percussion. Of the eight positions available for trumpet players this year, four of them were filled by Berry students. Junior and clarinet player Katie Stuck said the reaction of the music department faculty was pure pride. “The trumpet professor, orchestra director, head of the department and multiple other members of the music faculty stopped me in the hallway to congratulate me,” Stuck said. “It was definitely a proud moment for Berry to have so many students placed in the ensemble.” Vidalez said the students are excited to play at the GMEA Conference. “It’s open to the public, and a lot of people go—college students, high school band directors, college band directors—pretty much anybody involved in music education goes,” Vidalez said. Pethel said approximately 2,000 people will attend the conference. “It’s the major music event of the year for music education in the state of Georgia,” Pethel said. Stuck said she admires the variety of the ACB. “In the All College Band, you have musicians from massive public university UGA, to small but prestigious Berry, to extremely tiny Young Harris College,” Stuck said. “It’s so awesome that so many musicians from different backgrounds can come together through the ensemble and then also that so many musicians of different ages, experiences and cities can come together through the actual conference.” The ACB will be conducted by Kevin Sedotole, who is the director of bands, professor of music and chair of the conducting area at the Michigan State University College of Music. The In Service Conference will be held Jan. 24-26 at The Savannah International Trade and Convention Center. Stuck said the conference is a place for attendees to show their love for music. “My favorite part of CMENC is all of the music educators from all over the state of Georgia coming together to share their love of teaching music, whether they be a retired educator, a current one or a hopeful one,” Stuck said. Pethel said that he was proud that the students worked so hard for this opportunity. “It’s a great experience for the students to go and meet people from other colleges and play under a nationally recognized conductor,” Pethel said. “I don’t know him personally, but I’m sure he’ll challenge the players. It’s also a great experience for Berry that we can afford to send them and that they worked hard enough to go.”


Four students chosen for Millennium Scholarship
PAUL WATSON News Editor Four Berry students have been chosen to receive the Gates Millennium Scholarship. The recipients were freshmen Rachel Rogers, Autumn Folse, Monica Maldonado and Jeffery Ramos. Every year, over 300,000 students apply for this scholarship, and only 1,000 are chosen. According to the scholarship website, the scholarship is designed to allow minority students “to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice.” According to the scholarship website, in order to qualify for the scholarship, students must have attained a cumulative high school GPA of 3.3, must be enrolling for the first time in an accredited institution within the U.S. and demonstrate leadership through extracurricular activities Resume Workshop: Business Focus Business majors can come to Krannert 324 at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Thursday Jan. 24 for a resume workshop geared toward their major. Civil Rights Keynote Speakers Come to Evans Auditorium Thursday Jan. 24 from 6 p.m.7:30 p.m. to hear a panel of three keynote speakers discuss their experiences and feelings dealing with the civil rights movement. (CE) La Celestina Come to the E.H. Young Theatre Thursday Jan. 24-Saturday Jan. 26 from 8 p.m.-10:30 p.m. to see La Celestina, an adapted version of a 15th century masterpiece from Spain. It will be performed in Spanish, but Professor Jen Corry will provide a synopsis and historical background in English. (CE) Resume Workshop: Environmental Science Focus Environmental science majors can come to McAllister 214 from 10 a.m.-11 a.m. to work on their cover letters and resumes. FH4Y and KCAB’s Coffeehouse Join FirstHandForYou and KCAB Friday Jan. 25 from 8 p.m.-11 p.m. for their annual coffeehouse, featuring a recent Berry alum and the professional trio The Iveys. Winter Welcome Back Dance Come to the Spruill Ballroom Friday Jan. 25 from 8 p.m.-10 p.m. for the Winter Welcome Back Dance. KCAB Gameshow Come play Family Feud with KCAB in the Spruill Ballroom Saturday Jan. 26 from 9 p.m.11 p.m. Dead Poets Society All students are welcome to join math and non-math majors alike in McAllister 107 from 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m. to work on interesting and challenging math problems. Spiritual Journeys of Gay Religious Leaders Come to McAllister 119 from 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday Jan. 29 to hear Chris Glaser and Rod Owens speak about their spiritual pilgrimmage as gay males in the Christian and Buddhist religious traditions. A Q&A session will follow. (CE) Resume Workshop: Humanities Focus Humanities majors can come to Krannert 246 Tuesday Jan. 29 at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. to work on their resumes.



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and community service. In addition, applicants must write eight guided essays and have both a recommender and nominator write five guided essays. Ramos said this scholarship was life-changing for him. “My parents are immigrants,” Ramos said. “My dad works at a car factory, and my mom is unemployed. If I didn’t get this scholarship, I wouldn’t be coming to this school.”

Rogers said that this scholarship opened many doors for her. “Gates Millennium has given me the opportunity to pursue my goals and to live my dream without having to overcome financial obstacles,” Rogers said, according to a press release from the Public Relations Office. “I can actually attend any college and strive for any degree I want with absolute freedom. That’s the greatest feeling in the world.”



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The difficulty with online romance
Online social media provides increasingly varied means of interaction on the Internet. Facebook and Twitter generate virtual connections between communicators. Similarly eBay connects buyers to sellers; Chat Roulette connects strangers; and matchmaking sites like eHarmony connect potential daters. But how much should online connections influence the way we meet potential romantic interests? A primary concern when a relationship moves from the virtual world to physical space, when one meets one’s online crush, is safety. There is no way to be assured of the honesty of the unmet romantic interest. The ability to strictly control what information is presented to the other party is a defining aspect of online communication with a stranger. Therefore, the personality presented by an online part may not actually represent them accurately, and a meeting with that party may be jarringly creepy. Or, in the case of Manti Te’o, such a meeting may be impossible, because the object of online affection may not exist. However, not all online dating excursions end in disaster or crippling awkwardness. There are success stories about happy couples whose relationships began on the Internet. There are benefits to the control users have over what information they present. The pressure to be well liked in person may motivate conformity, whereas online meetings are freer of external factors that drive daters to dishonesty. Honest and genuine presentations may result in lasting and meaningful relationships that begin online. How, then, does one safely conduct oneself in the realm of online dating? Often potential daters know their online partners only via text and, perhaps, pictures. However, there is an added level of knowledge about the partner, along with more security, when partners communicate with video. If someone met online refuses to Skype, consider it a red flag. Also, there is quite a difference between meeting someone on Facebook than on eHarmony. People on a dating website are typically more invested in finding a meaningful match, and therefore will likely present themselves more genuinely. Seeking romance online may be misleading; it may often be awkward, or creepy, or, in the worst cases, unsafe. Measures ought to be taken to guard against such unpleasantness. However, these negative facets are not the only result of amorous online interaction; it may also lead to something lasting and meaningful if approached both carefully and genuinely.

Applications and adventures
Well…clearly the first scenario is optimal, but still. You can see that either way, this semester will only get more hectic as it goes on. Meanwhile, drama has cropped BONNY HARPER up with increasing frequency in my Editor-in-Chief family and at the same time many of my friends are going through Here we are, seniors. Nearing their own crises and need love and the end of the tunnel. The light is attention. Not to mention a lot of now visible. The idea is to get there, said love and attention will also and maybe have a job offer or two be diverted to many of my friends’ waiting to fill The Great Unknown impending happily ever afters. I’m After Graduation (TGUAG). in the wedding party of two wedIs it just me, or does it seem like dings, so dresses and shoes must everything else in the world is try- be purchased and wedding showing to pull our focus away from ers must be thrown and attended. academics all of a sudden? And that even comes into play I’ve always felt stretched in when applying for jobs, because many different directions in col- I’ll need to ensure that each prolege; that’s nothing new. But now spective employer is aware that it seems like those directions are I’ll need those two weekends free. more demanding than ever before. (Of course, that’s being optimistic, Of course, most of the distrac- since these two weddings are the tion is a result of the impending first two weekends after graduagraduation. We have to decide tion.) And besides, what will I do where we want to go, what sort with my puppy on those days? of job would best suit us, what Side note: Could you imagine job we’ll be willing to take if that being the one getting married right doesn’t happen right away, when after graduation? Planning all the we’re going to be able to get our tedious details and arrangements puppy and if we will also want a of your own wedding, at the same roommate or if we maybe just want time as this craziness? Kudos to all the puppy to have that spare room. you betrothed ladies and gentleAnd once all that is decided, men; you have my respect. resumes must be refined, cover TGUAG arrangements, family, letters composed and applications friends and weddings aside, it’s attended to. Puppy food, toys and not just mandatory and/or inevitacarrier must be purchased. Toward ble things drawing my focus away. the end of the semester, I can My own spirit is rebelling against already see that, if I have a job offer me, willing me not to care about on the horizon, apartment and my schoolwork in the slightest and roommate searching will consume instead to revel in my Last Semesmuch of my time. I can’t decide ter of College by pulling all sorts of what’s worse—having a job to look shenanigans and keeping a sleep ahead to and scrambling around to schedule that would put the wildget my life in shape for that, or not est freshman to shame. This is the having a job offer and trying to fig- infamous “senioritis,” and I have a ure out how to occupy myself (and, serious case of it. oh, get food and gas) after May 11. But on top of all this, I apparMicah Bhachech Opinions Editor Ryder McEntyre Graphics Editor Emily Faulkner Entertainment Editor Caroline Claffey Deputy News Editor Olivia Brown Asst. Features Editor Christian Turner Asst. Photo Editor Olivia Donnally Asst. Sports Editor Jordyn Hebert Asst. Online Editor Lacey Anderson Asst. Graphics Editor Ali McIntosh Asst. Entertainment Editor Andy Plott Business Manager Rachel Shin Asst. Business Manager Kaitlyn Pierce Cartoonist Kevin Kleine Adviser ently have to…you know, go to college or something. Take classes and all that. How unbelievably rude. I’m fortunate; I have a nice 12-hour schedule this semester, and two of those hours are one-hour, fun filler courses. Other seniors are not so favored. I know quite a few who are taking 17 or 18 hours and some of their most important courses this semester. If you’re in that boat, bless you. And if, heaven forbid, you’re in that boat and the engagement boat…however did you manage to get into two boats at once in the first place? So how are we supposed to perform well in our academics in the midst of this? TGUAG is looming! I suppose you’re expecting me to give you the answer to that question now. Surely, after all this hemming and hawing, I should now tell you this Miracle Formula that I’ve discovered to make all these life matters fall into their appropriate boxes and stay there, instead of all twisting together like one of those annoying, spirally phone cords (Remember those? Think way back; they were a pain). I’m sorry. I don’t have the answer. And everyone keeps saying life only gets busier after college. So…good luck to us, I guess? I know one thing that helps: setting short-term goals for yourself. I’ve set a few goals of things I want to accomplish every week this semester. Two of these weekly goals are to complete at least one application and to experience at least one shenanigan/adventure. I’ve yet to see if the results of this method are good, so I can’t say anything is proven…but maybe taking this big scary semester before TGUAG just one week at a time will make it less intimidating. Okay. Deep breath. Here we go.

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Internet and democracy
MICAH BHACHECH Opinions Editor Several things happened in the world of sports recently. Please forgive my vague and insipid starting sentence. I am, in fact, stating almost everything that I know about the subject. Some time last semester something interesting happened with Bulldogs and a Crimson Tide. I think I had Mexican food that night. More recently, after a season of success, I think, the Falcons lost and ended their season (I’m pretty sure). Even the embarrassingly slight knowledge of these current events in the athletic world were not won by my actually watching ESPN or tracking the record of a football team. I know everything that I know because Facebook told me. Facebook introduced me to the facts that, for some of my friends, were of incomparable importance, at least for as long as the season lasted. I also saw an intense bit of heated exchanges via social networking. Memes were forged and statuses were armed to ravage the morale of the supporters of opposing teams. So long as such wars were waged over football, little was done to douse the fires of battle. But not long ago, another competition aroused debates equally furious. In November of last year the presidential election provoked a wave of opinion-sharing on social media, and often it stimulated conversations with the potential to quickly become heated and hurtful. During this time I saw disrespect and ignorance flourish among many people that I sincerely care about, and etched on the Facebook walls of many well-wishing individuals were pleas for peace and decency that hoped to overthrow their insulting and belittling counterparts. It would be redundant and ridiculous for me to take my place on the side of the social networking pacifists and waste your time, reader, by commenting on the worth of kindness and understanding and decency. It would even probably be unnecessary, and certainly beyond my authority,



The fight against gun control
“The right of the citizen to keep and bear arms must not be infringed if liberty in America is to survive.” No, this didn’t come from a gun-slinging redneck; this came from one of America’s mostloved presidents, Ronald Reagan. As many say, numbers don’t lie. The United States has the highest number of guns per capita, with 88 guns per 100 people. So naturally, the U.S. has the highest number of gun-related murders, right? Wrong. The U.S. is 28th in the world in number of homicides by firearm per 100,000 people—and has a lower percentage of number of homicides by firearm than even Switzerland. So why do we need guns? Time for a history lesson. Quick, think of the greatest civilizations throughout history. Here’s a common thread through most, if not all of them: A tyrant/dictator came to power, generally with a military, and it became the peoples’ responsibility to tear him down and restore order. How are people supposed to fight against a tyrant if they are not allowed to be armed? No, America is not a tyranny (and it won’t be any time soon, much to the relief [or disappointment] of Obama-haters). But it is the “greatest civilization” in the world right now and, if history rings true, a tyrant will come to power one way or another. I personally want to protect myself from that, don’t you? Yes, background checks are necessary. Yes, we need to mandate registering guns. But just because some nuts got their hands on guns and murdered fellow human beings does not mean I am not able to handle having a gun. Guns will be bought and traded, whether legally or on a black market. Therefore, it seems more logical to keep guns legal in order to more easily regulate them and have a better chance of keeping them out of the hands of psychos.

Berry in a decade
PAUL WATSON News Editor What will Berry be in 10 years? That was the topic of the first-ever SGA meeting I attended on Tuesday night. And it was interesting to think about: Is Berry what the class of 2003 thought it would be? In the past few years, Berry has done things that I’m sure no one would have seen coming 10 years ago. We have (finally) allowed LISTEN to become an official club; the Unitarian Universalists have been allowed to become an official Religion-in-Life group; and we have even formed a football team. Yet, even after all of this, we have to look to the future. We have done great things for the current students of Berry; what will we do for the next generation? In the meeting, things like online education and student work reform was mentioned. As good as these things may sound, are they things that Berry needs? Let’s start with online education. As fantastic and modern as this may seem, I don’t think it’s really what Berry needs. Students don’t come to Berry for a great education that can come from numerous schools. Rather, many come for the 25,000 acres of

to insist on the importance of such virtues when applied to interaction with those with whom we disagree. There is little left to say about how good it is to be nice. I am not attempting to convince social network users to be nice and stop fighting, to refuse to address religion and politics; rather I ask users, should they feel inclined, to share and defend their opinions respectfully, but boldly. For what distinguishes an area of discussion as “sensitive” other than its importance? We may speak fearlessly and fiercely of our opinions on sports and entertainment because we understand them to be of little consequence, but more vivid passions are roused when things of significance (the selection of a president, the nature of god, etc.) are discussed. So often two schools of thought present themselves on social media. The first is to present one’s opinion and engage dissenters, and the second is to refuse to present any opinions of importance or that could be legitimately debated. Because the former perspective often manifests itself in a mean-spirited manner, my initial inclination is to encourage the latter. However, reflection leads me elsewhere. I would rather be pestered by opinions on the news feeds of every social networking site I can find than live in a democracy plagued by apathy. Though disrespect can afflict our conversations, and we must battle that inclination and seek to understand opposing positions, we must not stop the conversations. Democracy is only valid and education is only possible when conscious people hold and defend opinions, not stubbornly, but not passively either. And when opposing opinions interact and engage one another, even if neither party’s mind is changed, there is evidence that the people in our democracy are still worthy of it. So I advise kindness and understanding when sensitive topics are addressed, even if they are addressed from behind the shield of online interaction, but I do not advise silence or that we ignore difficult questions and uncomfortable discussions. It seems ridiculous enough to be likely that with the same tool with which we watch cats make funny faces, we will educate ourselves and improve our democratic spirit.

“What is your spirit animal?”

The dog from ‘Up.’”

Lauren Buck Freshman


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Elizabeth Rainwater Freshman

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beautiful campus that Martha Berry left for us. We come for the student-professor interactions that can only take place at a school like Berry. We come for relationships that (as Manti Te’o found out) simply aren’t possible solely online. So yes, it may draw a bigger crowd to Berry, but I think Berry’s more than just a classroom setting. There are very few people on campus who are not employed by Berry in one way or another. Student workers have been a part of Berry since its inception. At times, though, it seems like some of the methods used within the work program were created by Martha Berry herself. OK, so maybe not that outdated, but we should examine our work program and further clarify things like how to be promoted and even out the playing field for all students to have a chance at promotion, whether you work six or 16 hours a week. Student workers will always be a major factor at Berry; let’s make sure that this aspect of student life stays prevalent and appealing to all who would want to come to Berry. We have the chance now to influence the future. We are the ones who will decide pre-game traditions for football, or what classes should be offered in the future. This is it. The future of Berry is being written now—will you have a voice? For more information on how to get involved, email SGA President Jacob Stubbs at jake.stubbs@vikings.berry.edu.


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White owl.”

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People who acted spontaneously with the excuse of the end of the world just around the corner are now back to the excuse of “YOLO,” and the film “2012” now seems even more entertaining knowing none of it actually happened. With what many consider to be the “worst apocalypse ever” well behind us, it’s time to start looking forward to the rest of the new year. Gay rights activists will keep their fingers crossed

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that more states will follow Maine, Maryland and Washington in legalizing gay marriage. As of now, same-sex marriage is legal in nine states and the District of Columbia and activists see potential for Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Rhode Island, Minnesota and New Jersey to make strides toward legalization as well. The transition in the South is almost promised to be slower than the rest. NASA will continue work exploring Mars with the Curiosity rover and great strides in space exploration will continue despite the end of the space shuttle era crushing countless childhood dreams of becoming astronauts. Whether 2012 was a year you'd rather forget or one you'd happily relive, it's sure to be one for the history books. So take comfort in the fact that the world didn't end and turn the page to 2013.


President Obama Re-Elected
Election night on Nov. 6 proved to be an exciting night for Obama supporters everywhere as the 44th president earned his second term. Despite many people’s doubts of whether or not Obama’s original promise for change proved effective, the President assured the country with his abcnewS.go.com reelection, “The best is yet to come.”

The 2012 Summer Olympics had more than enough memorable moments with the United States bringing home more medals than any other country. The final medal count totaled 104, 46 of which were gold, while China came in second people.com place with 87 medals, 38 of which were gold medals. Michael Phelps became the most decorated Olympian in history, and teenaged Olympians, including Gabrielle Douglas, Reed Kessler and Missy Franklin, became role models for young people everywhere. huffingTonpoST.com

U.S. Olympians Bring Home Medals from the London Olympics

Three States Legalize Gay Marriage by Popular Vote

Maine, Maryland and Washington were the first states to legalize gay marriage via popular vote on Election Day. Hundreds of same-sex couples rushed to the churches with the exciting news to be married that day. The Supreme Court also agreed to hear cases further expanding same-sex marriage rights on Dec. 7. uSaToday.com

NASA Closes Out 30-Year Space Shuttle Operation

Deadly Shooting at Sandy Hook


After 30 years of operation, NASA’s space shuttle fleet came to a permanent close when NASA's final shuttle, Endeavour, was retired to the California Science Center in September. Americans of all ages waited eagerly as the spacecraft made a three-day, cross-country tour of the skies before making its final landing. cnn.com

Each year has its own share of violence, but hearts across the country broke for victims on Dec. 14 when a gunman broke into Sandy Hook Elementary School of Newtown, Conn., killing 20 children and 6 adults before taking abcnewS.go.com his own life. Among numerous deadly shootings in 2012, Sandy Hook proved to be the deadliest and immediately prompted heated debates about gun control and school safety across the country. waShingTonpoST.com

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Your Favorite Class Will Go Mobile

Just when it seemed the world couldn't get any more aspects of life into mobile form, it now appears that even school can be taken on the go. The idea has been started to allow the population of popular teachers in exceptionally high demand to virtually be in several places at once. Students enrolled in such classes will be able to access class on their computers or tablets and have the feeling of individualized attention. This revolutionary take on the school day is likely to open a debate about the lack of a classroom atmosphere accompanying this idea of mobile class. However, the idea of a mobile classroom opens up opportunities for people with unusual schedules as well as students who don't learn well in group settings. Driving through most medium to heavily populated cities will likely reveal at least one gourmet cupcake bakery. These venues have offered unique cake and icing flavors with the product oftentimes looking more like a piece of artwork than a sweet treat. naSa.gov This year, it appears popcorn is on a similar track. Unusual flavors and thoughtfully-sourced ingredients are beginning to make new paths for gourmet popcorn.

Quirky Product Design

This year, businesses are spicing it up and bringing a new twist to the design of their products. Consumers are demanding products that are different and eye-catching. The result is a unique, bold and innovative design plumen.com for products and their packaging and is expected to bring company competition to a whole new level.

Decrease in Consumer Dependence on Credit Cards

Fast Food And Gluten-Free Will Coexist

It's no secret that technology has made remarkable leaps forward in recent years. With a single cell phone, consumers can access immesurable amounts of information all while checking their Facebook and listening to the newest music. It seems the one thing phones can't do is purchase items in stores, until now. Digital credit cards such as Isis, a collaboration of AT&T, T-Mobile, Mobile and Verizon Wireless, Passbook and Google Wallet are all offering people the chance to have their personal digital wallet. It is expected that these electronic alternatives will begin replacing traditional credit cards, similar to the replacement of regular books with electronic readers. The credit card terminal is already on its way out with an app known as Square, a credit card reader which allows merhants to swipe credit cards on their smartphones or tablets. In addition to this, Dwolla is an online digital service that ultimately eliminates the need for a credit card when buying products. The online cash network also offers a feature called MassPay whcih allows small business owners to handle payroll.

About one percent of the population suffers from Celiac disease and an estimated 10 percent has a non-specified gluten allergy. Those suffering from these allergies have an extremely slim menu of foods they can eat. Although these numbers are small, gluten-free food is gaining popularity. Celebrities sensitive to gluten and entire gluten-free bakeries such as Babycakes are making gluten-free foods and diets increasingly popular. This new food trend may not help a New Year's resolution of losing weight, but the increasing demand for gluten-free products is bound to make life a little bit easier for those with Celiac and other sensitivities.

Non-Alcoholic Beverages

Younger diners, pregnant women and non-drinkers are beginning to create a new demand for non-alcoholic beverages. They visit the same restaurants as those who enjoy the wide variety of alcoholic drinks, and it is expected that increasingly more businesses will begin to offer them unique drinks that still offer an interesting taste, just withhuffingTonpoST.com out the alcohol.

What are you looking forward to in 2013?

clinT Tyler, Sophomore "I have a really bad "hobbit" of watching movies. So I guess I'm looking forward to the Hobbit Part 2."

anna pirkle, junior "I'm excited to spend some time hiking!"

amy harriS, freShman "Summer vacation!"

caleb Timmerman, junior "I'm looking forward to Dance Concert."

keilin gamboa & vidhya paTel, juniorS "Going to the beach in the summer!" "MCATS."

hunTer briTTingham, freShman "I'm excited to go pro in "Bike Race!""

john hall & jameS nowicki, SeniorS "Graduating! But we're not looking forward to having to find a job."



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Trumpet Festival a resounding success
GRACE DUNKLIN Staff Writer said, “We actually played a concert up here last year as part of the concert series for [Berry] and Adam. When he decided to take on this undertaking, he thought of us very early on. We’ve been booked for [the festival] for quite a while and have a terrific relationship with Dr. Hayes.” Hayes said that every highschool and college in the southeast received information about the festival and was invited to participate. There were anywhere from 300 to 400 participants and 20 different colleges represented from eight states, Hayes said. “This is the first time it has ever been held at a small campus, which was a unique challenge for us to plan logistically… I went to the scheduling office and booked everything they had, including the entire Krannert Center, the College Chapel, and Ford Auditorium for use,” Hayes said. Some of the events that took place at the festival were concerts, master classes and clinics, exhibits, panel discussions and forums for trumpet teachers. Hayes said that college students participating in the festival got to take place in a mass ensemble with about 100 other college trumpet players. Senior Haley Porter, festival manager, said, “I thought the festival was a huge success. The attendance was great [and] the teamwork we displayed was phenomenal.” Hayes said the festival was a celebration. “We are very fortunate to have a great tradition of wonderful trumpet playing here in the South… It was just a celebration and a chance to enjoy that and share ideas,” Hayes said.

NATHAN SUTTON, Staff Photographer

Berry alumnus saves Moon art show
LYNDSEY HERMAN Staff Writer Berry Moon Gallery is exhibiting a colorful and interpretive set of works by local artist Richard Scott through Feb. 8. Originally, Marguerite Dreyer, a visiting art professor, was to be featured in this month’s show in the Moon Gallery. However, Dreyer cancelled her show for personal reasons according to Jere Lykins, associate professor of art. Scott was asked to fill the available position. Lykins taught Scott during his time at Berry and they have remained friends through the years. “I had actually already offered Richard a show for the 2013-2014 season because I was excited about his new work,” Lykins said. “We were fortunate that he was willing to take the vacant slot on such short notice.” According to Scott, most of his recent paintings have taken a new style, abstract expressionalism. He said he is influenced by two famous painters, William DeKooning and Arshile Gorky. The influence is somewhat disguised and indirect, according to Lykins. Abstract expressionalism, as explained by Scott, was a movement that happened in New York in the 1940s. These artists were energetic, using large canvases and applying paints rapidly with force. They used different forms of applying paint, such as large brushes, dripping and even slinging the paint onto the canvas. Scott said he changes his pieces three or four times before they are complete. Lykins recalled that Scott practices techniques such as using a steamer or ironing his canvas in order to “blend the color in unusual and effective ways.” Scott distorts figures (human forms) so that they may be depicted as multiple things, which adds metamorphic confusion to the work, leading to more diverse interpretations. For an artist to be chosen to have a show in the Moon Gallery, Lykins must respect their work, the artist must have a coherent body of work to show and the work shown must be a good source to motivate students. Some students appreciated Scott’s works but disliked his abstract style. Lauren Young, a junior studio art major, said it was interesting to see how Scott approached his paintings. “I lean towards the more realistic, naturalistic art and he leans more towards abstract,” Young said. “He approaches it differently than I would.” This latest body of paintings was a turning point for Scott, according to Lykins. “I particularly enjoy the way Richard causes figures to emerge from passages of painterly color, and at times defines details with sharper tools like pencils,” Lykins said. Scott is a Berry alumnus (75) with a degree in art education. He lives in Rome and established C&S Trophies, a custom trophymaking company, which operated for around 25 years.

Paintings by alumnus Richard Scott (75) replaced the planned exhibit by visiting art professor Meg Dreyer, which could not be displayed. Scott is displaying his art in Moon Gallery through Feb. 8.

As part of the 2013 Trumpet Festival of the Southeast, hosted this year at Berry, the Georgia Brass Band performed on Saturday evening for Berry students and festival attendees alike. Directed by Joe Johnson, the band, which performs in a British style, featured two famous trumpet artists, Chris Gekker and Ingrid Jensen. Gekker is currently Professor of Trumpet at the University of Maryland, and Jensen is a well-known jazz musician. Having only met Gekker and Jensen the day of the performance, Johnson was pleased to have worked with them. “They both seem like really cool people; they both play incredibly well and it was very easy working with them,” Johnson said. “We ran all their pieces once in rehearsal and said, ‘That works. Let’s do it.’” In regard to their involvement, Johnson said, “We’re just sort of a convenient thing in town. When somebody needs an ensemble to accompany somebody really good, like the folks that played here tonight, they say ‘Hey, are you guys interested?’” “We like coming up here, a couple of our members live in Rome, so it’s nice that they don’t have to travel too far for a gig once in a while,” Johnson said. Assistant professor of music Adam Hayes, the host for the 2013 Trumpet Festival of the Southeast, said this was the seventh year the festival has been run, and the first year it has been held at Berry. Paul Poovey, who plays coronet for the Georgia Brass Band,

Audiences enjoyed performances all weekend by various groups, like this one on Friday night in Ford Auditorium. High school students were also invited to attend.

PARKER SEALY, Photo Editor

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Movies you should have seen over break
For those of you who might have been too busy spending time with friends and family, here are commentaries on some films you should have seen over winter break.



“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”
PAUL WATSON News Editor As if he hadn’t made enough money, director Peter Jackson released the first of three installments of “The Hobbit” on Dec. 14. First of all: three installments? I understand incorporating history from sources like J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Silmarillion” and “Unfinished Tales,” but there is only so much history that Jackson can incorporate before you either bore the majority of your audience or run out of relevant history. I can maybe see two movies. That’s really the extent that these movies should be pushed. But I digress. The first installment, titled “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” was not all that it was cracked up to be. There were many things that I really enjoyed. But here are some of the negatives. First of all, the computer-generated imagery (CGI) was no better than in “The Fellowship of the Ring,” made 10 years ago. For instance, there were scenes with CGI fires that looked like they were made by a freshman graphic design student. The characters were very flat, especially the dwarves, whose personalities were very underdeveloped. Really, the first movie should be devoted to developing the characters so that the audience makes a connection with them and therefore wants to see them

“Django Unchained”
NATHAN SUTTON Staff Photographer Slavery is a hard issue for us to talk about as a culture. Seriously, think back to American History class during your high school years and what a short amount of time was paid to that specific era. It was probably rather pathetic. “Django Unchained,” on the other hand, creatively illustrates a picture of the antebellum period in a way that only writer and director Quentin Tarantino could pull off. “Django Unchained” is modeled after a specific genre of Westerns that emerged around the mid-1960s known as Spaghetti Westerns. Films in this Western sub-genre, such as “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” depicted a more gritty, violent picture of the American West. Having said that, Tarantino’s typical style of violence seems to pay a certain degree of homage to these Western films that so heavily influenced it. This incredibly real and emotional depiction of slavery would have been impossible if it were not for actors such as Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio and Jamie Foxx and the writing of Tarantino. The three main characters were a phenomenal combination and really served as true representations of various mindsets in America during the antebellum era. Dr. Schultz, a bounty hunter working for the U.S. government played by Waltz, provided an award-winning depiction of abolitionist thought. During the opening scene Schultz rescues Django, played by Foxx, from his current owners. After some casual bounty hunting during the winter, Schultz agrees to help Django find his wife. Their journey leads them to Candyland, the home of Calvin Candie, played by DiCaprio. Candie, on the surface, is a suave southern gentleman. However, when he becomes aware of the real reason Django and Schultz are there, Candie becomes a very scary man. DiCaprio’s portrayal of Candie is spot on and, at times, pretty terrifying. He does an excellent job displaying the overly confident and cocky ignorance that plagued the South during the 19th century, a great counter to Waltz’s character. Despite the depth of the film, it is not deep enough to prevent those seeking a casual moviegoing experience from enjoying it.

succeed. My biggest complaint was the addition of Azog, the “pale orc.” It’s not so much that a character was added (I loved the addition of Radagast the Brown, for example), but it’s the fact that, according to Tolkien, Azog died over 140 years before Bilbo ever left the Shire. He’s dead—he can’t fight any battles (even though his son Bolg did fight in the Battle of the Five Armies). “The Hobbit” was a good action movie. The scenery was spectacular, and the acting was superb. I have no grudges against anyone except for Jackson on this one; his decisions were the reason this movie was not all that it could have been. Hopefully the next installment, “The Desolation of Smaug,” will be much better made.

“Silver Linings Playbook”
SYDNEY KELLY Executive Producer, Viking Fusion Optimists would say every cloud has a silver lining, but it would be hard for anyone to see the hope in Pat’s ever-shrouded world. Fresh from a long-term incarceration at a mental health hospital, Patrick (Bradley Cooper) comes home to face a disintegrating marriage and an impatient family. Despite these challenges, he remains always hopeful. His ideas of success, health and the return of his beloved wife Nikki are challenged when he encounters the sexy and mysterious Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence), a widow who edges her way into Pat’s incongruous world. As Pat fights for the opportunity to overcome his illness, he and Tiffany discover they have more in common than they possibly imagined, and an intimacy develops that can only be forged in the fires of faulty minds. Thus begins the journey of David O. Russell’s “Silver Linings Playbook,” based on Matthew Quick’s 2008 novel of the same title. This quirky, dangerous and, at times, quite macabre comedy juxtaposes the struggles of mental illness with the hopes and heartaches life brings at every turn, resulting in a simple story about complex people. Cooper’s performance is both heartbreaking and inspiring. His trademark charm paired with his electric energy make him an enchanting figure to watch, despite the challenges of playing opposite Robert DeNiro (Pat’s father) and Lawrence. DeNiro plays a superstitious, proud parent whose only concern is his son’s welfare. His

“Les Misérables”
EMILY FAULKNER Entertainment Editor Tom Hooper’s film “Les Misérables” isn’t a film. It’s a social experiment. It’s an experiment to see how long you can last within a film before you begin to cry your eyes out. The raw emotion from the actors, the close-up shots and the overall artistic choices from the costume and makeup team all wove together to create one of the greatest cinematic experiences I’ve ever witnessed. “Les Misérables” depicts the story of Jean Valjean in 19th century France. Valjean for decades has been hunted by the ruthless Inspector Javert after he breaks parole, and agrees to care for factory worker Fantine’s daughter, Cosette. The fateful decision changes their lives forever. Entering the theater for the first time, I wasn’t sure what I was to expect from the film. I understood that the title meant “The Miserables” and that it was a musical, but that was all that I really knew at the time. By the end of the film, I was crying so hard that I could barely see the epilogue. Hooper made a great decision in the actors he chose. As most people know, there were both professional stage actors as well as mostly film actors. Hugh Jackman played a very convincing Valjean, and Anne Hathaway left no eyes dry with her performance as the prostitute, Fantine. They used both wonderful vocals and raw emotion to bring together amazing characters. Hathaway’s performance of “I Dreamed a Dream” was phenomenal, not just because of the vocals, but because of the spectacular acting that came from just one close-up shot. It was as striking as it was beautiful. Samantha Barks really stole the show for me with her representation of the character Eponine. She previously performed the role at the 25th anniversary show of “Les Mis” and was absolutely stunning. Her performance of “On My Own” brought me to absolute tears. Also, her costumes were personally my favorite during the entire film. My only complaint with the casting would have to be Russell Crowe in the role of Javert. I feel like someone could have better represented the character and had better vocal ability. Crowe’s performance of “Stars” was very lackluster and didn’t really move me the way other songs did throughout the film. Also, can I just explain that “Les Mis” creates an unrealistic representation of French men? There are no men in France that look as beautiful as Eddie Redmayne’s character Marius, Aaron Tveit’s character Enjolras or basically any of the barricade boys in general. “Les Misérables” is an emotional roller coaster that is worth watching over and over again.

brashness and his intolerance of Pat’s condition make for an intense series of exchanges between DeNiro and Cooper that ultimately propels the plot into a higher gear than what was foreseeable. The real prize of this delightful comedy is the outstanding performance of Lawrence. Her spirit, coupled with her dry wit and no-nonsense attitude, throws what would be a compelling character into an outstanding representation of a modern woman in a timeless circumstance. Rejection, loss, insecurity and mediocrity swirl in a tornado around her, yet her strength and ability to be vulnerable ultimately leads Pat to a fresh start. Her unyielding devotion to her character functions as the driving force of this narrative. “Silver Linings” presents the beauty in the imperfect and encourages the continued practice of looking upward with the hope that, sooner or later, the storm will pass.


Vikings basketball loses on the road, wins at home
STEVEN EVANS Sports Editor The Vikings basketball team continued to struggle to win games on the road on Sunday after a 47-71 loss to the Centre College Colonels (12-3) in Danville, Ky., placing the Vikings at 4-13 on the season. This loss moved them to 0-9 in away games for the season, while they still hold a 4-4 (.500) record at home. The Vikings, who have now lost five of their seven games played in January, could not fend off the Colonels in the second half after being down only by nine points going into halftime. With the win for Centre, the Colonels are now 5-1 in the Southern Athletic Association (SAA). Freshman forward Jake Wright scored a game-high 14 points for the Vikings, marking his highestscoring showing for his collegiate career. “I got a few easy layups off the pick and roll with Jon Abrams and he made some great passes to me that gave me self-confidence,” Wright said. “After that I just shot the ball because I knew my teammates and coaches had faith in me. It was in my hometown so there were a lot of fans for me and I just wanted to play hard for them.“ Abrams, a senior point guard, tallied 10 points for the game, furthering his position as the team’s highest scorer and marking his 14th game scoring in the double-digits. Abrams was also responsible for a solid portion of the Vikings’ comeback surge last Wednesday against the Huntingdon Hawks at home. He scored a game-high 24 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to help the Vikings win 85-77 in double overtime. Against Huntingdon, the Vikings fell to a 16-point deficit in just the first half, which they rallied to bring to only a five-point deficit by halftime. “The Huntingdon game was exciting, exhausting and really fun all at once,” Abrams said. “I felt like we finally played together as a team, and finally started hitting some shots and were confident enough in taking the shots which ended with good results.” The Vikings returned to the second half only to find themselves slipping into another double-digit deficit. The team turned the ball over 29 times in the game and gave the Hawks 25 points from turnovers alone. Fortunately for the Vikings, they were able to capitalize on Huntingdon’s 21 turnovers, and match the Hawks with 25 points from turnovers as well. “The whole game I felt like we were playing good defense and rebounded well, but we turned the ball over too much and had to come back out and cover up the turnovers,” Abrams said. After diminishing the secondhalf deficit and bringing the game within one point, junior point guard Mac Whalen put the Vikings ahead 59-58 after drain-


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ing a jump shot with 41 seconds remaining. However, the Hawks would tie the game as Huntingdon senior point guard Ryan Petty hit a free throw with 18.8 seconds remaining. The scoring run for the Vikings to tie the game was 23 points to eight in less than eight minutes. Entering overtime, the Vikings scored four straight points before the Hawks tallied five unanswered. Abrams responded by hitting a layup to pull the Vikings back up 65-64. The game continued in the final minute of overtime by back-and-forth scores from each team until the Hawks tied the game to end the first overtime period. After the Hawks drew first blood in second overtime, Whalen hit a three-point shot to pull the Vikings back ahead, which helped the Vikings in their 10 unanswered points to lead 78-70. The Vikings played off the rest of the game clock with their momentous offense to finish the second and final overtime period and claim the win. “We have a young team that I feel is still just going into the developing stages,” Abrams said. “Some of them I feel are still playing like they were able to when they were in high school, so they are still getting used to the speed and athleticism of collegiate sports.” The Vikings continue their four-game road showing tomorrow against the BirminghamSouthern Eagles at 9 p.m.

Lady Vikings’ winning streak snaps, still maintain good record
OLIVIA DONNALLY Asst. Sports Editor The Lady Vikings basketball team played Rhodes College on Friday, Jan. 4 and lost with a final score of 53-55, but picked up after the loss with a five game winning streak. Their winning streak began in their game against Hendrix College on Sunday, Jan. 6 when the Lady Vikings won in overtime with a final score of 66-63. Two days later on Jan. 8 the Lady Vikings took home another close win against Agnes Scott with a final score of 51-49. The women’s basketball team played Covenant College on Jan. 10 with a significant point gap. The Lady Vikings defeated Covenant with a final score of 89-66. Sophomore guard Chanlir Segarra scored the game high with 29 points, which was a 12 point difference from Covenant’s leading scorer Ruth Gibson whose game high was 17 points. The start of the game was taken by Covenant as they led by nine points in the first three minutes of the game. Berry fought to gain back the point difference and managed to gain the lead with 15 minutes remaining in the first half. The second leading scorer, sophomore guard Mel McLean, sunk 17 points in the first half and closed the point difference. McLean was named Southern Athletic Association player of the week for women’s basketball for games played Jan. 7-13. Segarra acknowledged Covenant’s initial advantage for playing at home. “Since they had home court advantage they came out with the momentum on their side,” Segarra said. “But we played hard and caught up.” Segarra scored 21 of her total 29 points in the second half. Berry led the game with a 32 point advantage. Along with Segarra and McLean in shooting in the double digits were senior guard Alexa Evans with 15 points and freshman forward Tara Mullinax with 10. The Lady Vikings continued their winning streak in their next game against Oglethorpe Univer-

sity with a final score of 74-48, with McLean scoring her career high of 20 points. The first half was a battle for the lead with both teams taking a high lead advantage and resulting in a tied score by the end of the half. After half time, the Lady Vikings returned to the court and took the lead for the remainder of the game, finishing with their fourth straight win along with a win in their conference. On Jan. 18 the Lady Vikings played Sewanee; The University of the South and resulted in a win with a final score of 72-51. This year’s team has had the most consecutive wins since 2007-2008. Head coach Stephanie Dunn said she was pleased with the way her team has been playing. “We have been working very hard and playing very well,” Dunn said. “It has been great to see such a team effort out there.” The Lady Vikings’ winning streak came to an end when they played Centre College on Jan. 20. Centre finished the game with a score of 78-54. While Berry held the lead in the first half, Centre returned at the half and closed the game with a 27-point difference. The Lady Vikings are now 9-7 and will play their next game on Jan. 27 at Birmingham-Southern.

WILL MILLER, Staff Photographer

Vikings guard Mac Whalen drives past Huntingdon’s junior Ryan Petty. Whelan has started each game this year for the Vikings, and has been one of the lead scorers for the team. The Vikings rallied back from two separate double-digit deficits in the home game against Huntingdon to win the event 85-77 in double overtime.

CHRISTIAN TURNER, Asst. Photo Editor


Walking is good medicine for your heart. In fact it’s great medicine. Did you know that for every hour of regular, vigorous exercise we do, like brisk walking, we could live two hours longer? Imagine, if we could walk to the moon and back, we could live forever.

F O R A WA L K .
Take your heart for a walk today. Join the Start! Movement at

americanheart.org/start or call 1-800-AHA-USA-1. You could live longer.

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KCAB sponsored the Welcome Back Dance on Saturday, Jan. 19. Students were told to wear their best club attire and were able to catch a party bus up to the Ford Dining Hall. Food, including Krystal burgers, was available along with mocktails. About 50 students attended.



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PHOTOS BY FAITH MANTIA, Staff Photographer

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