Volume 105 ∙ September 12, 2013 ∙ Number 3

Freshmen continue tradition of service
MEGAN REED News Editor The largest freshman class in Berry history completed community service projects in Rome and Floyd County on Sept. 7 as part of Berry’s fifteenth annual First Year Service Day. Projects included packing bags of food for Rome Action Ministries, visiting and playing Bingo with residents at Golden Living Center, landscaping at Main Elementary School, maintenance at Longleaf Pine trail and grounds work at Oak Hill. Katherine Powell, director of the office of first year experience, said that one of the purposes of First Year Service Day is to help students “forge new friendships and get to know each other in ways they haven’t before.” Senior Holly Davis, student coordinator in the office of first year experience and head first year mentor, spent the summer communicating with organizations to coordinate where the 36 BCC classes would volunteer. She has been a first year mentor for the past three years and has noticed that the freshmen return from First Year Service Day with stronger bonds and friendships. “[The students] just come back and they’re a lot closer as a group and a class,” Davis said. “They work together easier. It’s just a great experience. They are working together investing in something else, and they share that common goal, which I think is very beneficial to all of them. They have fun with it, too.” Powell said that First Year Service Day is also intended to help freshmen “get a sense of the culture of Berry.” “Berry is a school with a really strong culture of service.” Powell said. “We started as a school that was meeting a need in the community. It’s really wonderful for new students to really get what that means right in their first couple of weeks on campus.” Freshman Emily McLendon, whose class helped clean up Myrtle Hill Cemetery in Rome, said that she was grate-

Once-protested football brings spirit to campus
MATTHEW MURPHY Deputy News Editor New sports are said to change the campus culture when they New sports are said to change the campus culture when they arrive at colleges and universities. Though many were skeptical at first, football has impacted the amount of school spirit on campus. Two years ago, students were in the streets of campus protesting the idea of a football team. Junior Bailey Merlin described the protest as a non-violent crowding of the streets at Berry. “It was a good amount of people… [students] just were in front of Krannert with banners and posters…they would go from one side of Krannert to Science, they would just like go in between the cross-walk and block traffic” Merlin said. Merlin said she was surprised when football was first announced and made it clear that she did not want the football program. “I was really shocked, kind of upset, because I don’t think Berry was founded to be an athletic anything…I didn’t want the football program when I first heard about it” Merlin said. When asked about her biggest concern about football, Merlin said that her concern was that the focus could leave academics and be put on athletics. “…the concern would go away from academia and be more focused on the athletics department,” Merlin said.

Freshmen experienced service firsthand during First Year Service Day. Jennifer Beard’s freshman seminar class painted, did yard work and cleaned at Healthy Families. ful for the opportunity to serve the Rome community be- our students can do,” Powell said. “Our students go in and cause most Berry students receive scholarships in order to tackle the job and do good work.” Berry collaborates with many of the same organizations attend Berry. First Year Service Day also helps Berry build a positive each year. Davis volunteered at Mountain Springs Church relationship with the Rome community. Berry and the or- for the fourth time this year after having gone there with ganizations which participate exchange thank you notes her own BCC 100 class and then serving as a first year menevery year, and Powell said that the work Berry students tor for the past three years. “A lot of these organizations we’ve been working with do is appreciated. “A lot of people are quite surprised by how much work for several years, and they always look forward to having a group from Berry,” Davis said.

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Students gathered to see the very first Vikings football game. Merlin now believes that the football program on campus does some good and adds to the school spirit of Berry. “As far as I know, it’s mostly like people are school spirited more so than usual and that’s good.” Merlin said. Senior David Ray was also a skeptic of the new football program when it was announced and worried that football would bring in a bad crowd to Berry. “I think my biggest concern was with the crowds that, I guess the football life would attract…” Ray said. Ray said he thinks that football has changed the culture on campus, but in a positive way. He said football has added to the communal aspect of campus life. “I think it’s for the better in a lot of ways, campus community has definitely improved as far as school spirit and people…showing their support for their school publicly”

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Ray said. Though he was a skeptic at first, Ray said he thinks that the positive aspects of football are in higher number than the negative “As I’ve seen it [football] started and I’ve seen what is has brought to the table the good far outweighs the bad as far as that community aspect goes” Ray said. Cecily Crow, Director of Student Activities, also believes that football has had an impact on the culture of campus, though she was not certain that the culture has changed this year. Crow said there is a heightened sense of excitement on campus this year, though she did not claim that this was all because of football. “Just in general with the freshman class, and I would think football has a little to do with this, there does seem to be a sense of excitement and school spirit,” Crow said. Crow said she has seen a positive impact created in the athletic community, and she said she thinks that their show of school spirit influences the rest of the student body. Crow also said that at Berry, football does not change the culture as much because scholarships are not offered to athletes. “ I think that for a football player to come to Berry, they have to come to Berry first because we don’t offer scholarships…The culture was here and will always be here and the football students just become part of it” Crow said. Football seems to have had an effect on campus culture, but mainly in terms of boosting school spirit.

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Berry-grown vegetables served at fundraiser
MATT PULFORD Staff Reporter Organic, Berry-grown vegetables were served alongside other culinary creations Friday at Oak Hill & The Martha Berry Museum, earning about $4,500 for The Berry Farms Season’s Harvest fundraiser.  Season’s Harvest, a student enterprise focusing on community sustainable gardens, presented the Farm to Table dinner that provided fresh vegetables grown by Berry students. Profit from this fundraiser will supply the Season’s Harvest with plastic mulch implement, an organic weed control alternative to herbicides, Chances Waite, CEO of The Berry Farms Season’s Harvest, said.  At the moment, there is no certainty on the amount of profit, Waite said.  Attendance was $65 per person or $115 per couple. There were over a hundred people present Friday, Tim Brown, museum director at Oak Hill & The Martha Berry Museum and the coordinator for the event, said.  “With any new fundraising event, attracting new attendees is a challenge, but I think they did a wonderful job publicizing and promoting this event,” Brown said.  In an effort to maximize event profitability for the student enterprise, Oak Hill and Classic Fare Catering provided location and meal services at discounted prices, Brown said. Usually, Oak Hill charges $2,500 for an event space, but Oak Hill did not charge Season’s Harvest for the dinner, Brown said.  This first annual event was invitation only for faculty, alumni and local community members, but next year, this event will be open to students, Waite said.  Waite, along with Berry College President Stephen R. Briggs and Dean of Student Enterprises, Rufus Massey, spoke to



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Berry Farms Season’s Harvest held a fundraiser dinner at Oak Hill on Sept. 6 and served fresh vegetables from their own crops. Season’s Harvest is one of many student-run enterprises on campus. guests on the impact of sustainable agriculture dinners and Season’s Harvest growth.  “We have made leaps and bounds in the past two years,” Waite said. “We cultivate five acres now. We used to have less than one. We received a grant for a high tunnel – a green house you can drive a tractor under – so we’ll be able to grow winter crops faster and extend the life of our winter crops to a certain extent. We’re just growing incredibly.”  The crops grown by Season’s Harvest are sold to assorted community members, and some of the vegetables have even made appearances in the Berry dining hall.  Sophomore Kaleigh Carpenter, a former assistant gardener for Season’s Harvest, noted the increased involvement from locals in the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, which allows community members to purchase shares of the farm and receive their allotted crops.  This past year, 36 members bought a half-share or a full-share of the harvest, Carpenter said. In a CSA they sign a contract and pay up front, and there is no guarantee how much produce they will receive, she said.  “If a tornado came and destroyed everything they’d get nothing, but if we have a good harvest they would receive more,” Carpenter said.  The success of the CSA is intertwined in the relationship between the local community and Season’s Harvest.  “[The CSA] is a good way for faculty, staff and Romans to invest in our enterprise. We work hard because we know the people supporting us. We’re supporting each other. It’s community building, and it’s our main source of income,” Carpenter said.


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Viking Fusion productions nominated for three national broadcasting awards
MEGAN REED News Editor Three Viking Fusion productions are national finalists in the 2013 College Broadcasters, Inc. National Student Production Awards. Episode four of the television web series “Going Up,” produced by 2013 alumnus Nathan Sutton and junior Glenn Garrido-Olivar, was nominated for Best VodcastTelevision. Episode five was nominated for Best General Entertainment Program- Television. The video “Roll Call,” which was produced, directed and edited by senior Josy Roman, was nominated for Best Vodcast-Television. Garrido-Olivar felt honored to be nominated for the awards. “I felt like it was a great accomplishment when I completed the project, and then to have been nominated means that I had done a good job and that people actually liked what I was coming up with,” Garrido-Olivar said. Roman agreed and said that she felt the nomination was a “big honor.” “Going Up” is about two people who are stuck in an elevator and features flashbacks about the background of one character as he seeks revenge for an event which occurred in his past. The first episode of “Going Up” was released in April of this year. Five episodes of the show were released. Garrido-Olivar said he originally thought that “Going Up” would be a comedy show but then added more dramatic elements and the final product became a “hybrid” of these two ideas. “Roll Call,” which was released in February of this year, features Eric McDowell, professor of mathematics and computer science, singing a song he wrote listing the names of famous mathematicians. It previously won second place in the Video/Broadcast Production for Student TwoYear/Small College category at the Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts.



Freshman Class Officer Speeches Come hear the election speeches for the freshman class. Freshmen, this is your chance to hear the people who could possibly be your SGA officers. The speeches begin at 11 a.m. on Thursday Sept. 12 in the Krannert lobby. Firsthand4You Junior Cookout Juniors, Firsthand4You is having a cookout just for you. It is a celebration of “awareness, gratitude and giving.” Come take part in a celebration for you. The fun begins at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday Sept. 12 between Green and Evans. FFA Opening Meeting Come and join Berry’s new Future Farmers of America club for their first ever meeting. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. on Thursday Sept. 12 in Krannert Underground. Berry College Concert Series The music department will be featuring Edward Crafts, a renowned baritone player. Come and enjoy the music at the Ford Auditorium on Thursday Sept. 12 at 7:30 p.m. Think Fast Game Show Ever been on a game show? If not, now is your chance to take part in the fun. Come down to the Krannert Ballroom on Friday Sept. 13 at 9 p.m. KCAB’s Skate Night KCAB is hosting the first skate night of the semester on Friday Sept. 13 from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Fun Wheels in Rome. Fun Wheels is located at 2606 Calhoun Road Northeast. KCAB’s Olympic Countdown Prepare for the Mountain Day Olympics at this KCAB event which will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday Sept. 14 on the Cage lawn. Career Carnival Come play games with the Career Center on Tuesday Sept. 17 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the Krannert lawn.


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The Nuts and Bolts of Study Abroad Come to Krannert 250 on Tuesday Sept. 17 from 11:15 a.m. to 12 p.m. to learn about the many study abroad opportunities available at Berry. Will Donnelly Fiction Reading Assistant professor of English, Rhetoric and Writing Will Donnelly will be reading his original fiction in the McAllister Auditorium from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 17. Marthapalooza Volunteers Meeting Anyone interested in volunteering for this year’s Marthapalooza should attend the volunteer meeting on Wednesday Sept. 18 in Krannert Ballroom A from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

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Can Berry handle this many?
Going to the Dining Hall at 12 p.m. is only a good idea if you want at least twenty people to run into you. It’s also a good idea if you don’t want to find a place to sit and eat. There are high chances that you can feel claustrophobic at some point anywhere on campus. It’s great that there are so many people attending this college, but is there enough room for everyone? With football at Berry now, the number of students has exponentially grown. There are so many students that any building’s size seems limited. Walk into Dana and you will see people having to live in former study rooms. Those people do not even have closets. It all seems ridiculous. Berry currently has 2,223 students enrolled. Berry should be thinking about building new residence halls, and fast. It seems that Berry’s current structure cannot hold all of these students. Some people thought they could fix this issue of overcrowding by making all of the residence halls, besides Ford, co-ed. That may give more options on where to live for the young men, but this did not completely fix the problem. Unfortunately, lack of residence rooms is not the only issue here. Do not ever count on being able to park close to your residence hall. Count on having to walk half a mile. The exercise is great, do not mistake that. It’s just that with more students than Berry has ever had, more parking spaces seem necessary. Does Berry have a better idea to make this work somehow? This problem is frustrating for most of the students here. We are all looking forward to the day when Berry will make new changes to expand the campus. But are they going to make those changes? Hopefully soon. We have surpassed Berry’s goal of students by 123. But with the goal of always being at 2,100 students, it just seems odd that they have delayed providing more space for students over the years, even though there is a possibility of students transferring out. We might have the largest campus in the world, but we still have a problem everywhere with finding places to put the students. Berry is a great place to be, but it’s hard to think about that as you’re trying to squeeze your way through Krannert or the Dining Hall, running into everyone. This is not a problem that only Berry has. Most colleges and universities struggle with finding where to put students because student rates keep going up every year, leading that school to feel overcrowded. Berry is a great place to be. Let’s hope that they can make it even better by expanding residence halls, parking lots and the academic buildings.

The beauty of Berry liberal arts
MATTHEW MURPHY Deputy News Editor I’ve noticed over my time here at Berry that general education is typically frowned upon by most students. Many wish to simply start college taking classes that are applicable to their major; this, however, may not be as good as it seems. Berry is a liberal arts institution, and this seems to be a concept that goes missed by most. Unlike other colleges and universities, Berry has its own liberal arts curriculum that is centered on the idea that a student can be well-rounded and experience all of the subjects to a certain degree by working the head, heart and hands. This style of education differs from a more vocational style, which limits students to a type of training for a future career. For some reason or another, modern students seem to choose college as a means of getting the career of their choice. When we limit college to a vocational approach such as this, we are looking at college with a rather selfish approach, neglecting the community of people that surround us. This is because a vocational training is only aimed at helping the student to grow in one way: in their work-place abilities. But a liberal arts education, at least in its true form, is not supposed to make better workers but instead better people. People are often complaining that this world is a terrible place, and I know that I have complained about it myself, but could the preferred system of higher education in this world be worsening the issues? Sorry for bringing up Alexis de Tocqueville, but he did write quite a bit about American society. One of the topics that Tocqueville spends time on this in his work, “Democracy in America,” is American individualism, which essentially says that Americans naturally keep to themselves. Though on the surface this may not sound problematic, this individualism can divide societies and crumble nations if it is allowed to spread too far. By focusing too much on a career-centered education, we are focusing on our own personal gains and neglecting the rest of society, heightening the issue of individualism. As stated before, a strictly vocational form of education limits one to the training of the head and possibly the hands (though no guarantee). The heart component is not usually included in the vocational education, but it is this component that can be so worthwhile. The heart component of a Berry education teaches a student to go beyond themselves, a concept that is largely neglected in the first world. When one truly goes beyond themselves, they see an entire world that is suffering. They see people being killed based on their ethnicity or race. They see disease consuming people that do not have access to modern medical care. They see oppressive government that strip people of the rights that we consider necessary in the Western world. We have a chance here at Berry to have an education that equips us in several ways. Our heads will be filled with knowledge of all different types, making us be able to think on our toes and be ready to think through any situation that we are faced with. Our hands will be skilled and ready to perform whatever task necessary, and our hearts will care enough to drive us to make real change. This heart aspect of our education can propel us to change the world, but we first must go beyond ourselves to truly care, and a Berry education can be helpful in this process. I encourage you all to embrace your Berry education and see that there is a bigger world than just you and I, a world that needs our head, heart, and hands.

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OPINIONS Give people time to fix a problem
OLIVIA BROWN Features Editor ting in a brand new unit. It was a nightmare all over again. Instead of being a one-day fix, the number of days it would take to get a replacement part, much less an entire unit, was unforeseeable. My roommate and I went to sleep frustrated and hot, all with the buzz of a box fan in the background. I woke up, went to class, did all the normal stuff during my day and tried not to think about the air conditioning situation. My roommate was in the room when I got back the following day. Though our unit had not been fixed, it had obviously been tampered with, as the cover to the unit was lying on the floor. About 10 minutes later, two staff members from the physical plant arrived with, lo and behold, a replacement part. My roommate and I would have immediately started dancing out of pure joy had we not been in the company of two men we didn’t know. The men explained that it had taken so long for us to get an answer back because they weren’t able to determine the cause of the problem until the afternoon of the day before. Once the men had replaced the malfunctioning part and turned the power on, cool air filled our room once again. To be honest, those three days when our air conditioning unit was broken, I complained a lot. I was mad that yet another thing had gone wrong in the dorm I was living in. My automatic response, as is for most students, was to blame Berry. After this experience, I have come to realize how wrong I am in doing that. What I, and Berry students in general, don’t realize is that, however mad we are at the institution for something that has gone wrong (whether it be a broken air conditioning unit, faulty furniture or even problems with our schedules), there are actual people trying to remedy those mistakes. Instead of blowing a fuse the moment something goes wrong and being short with the staff trying to fix that problem, we should give them a chance to remedy the situation. I felt bad for complaining about the situation and the physical plant as a whole. Before going on our next rant about another issue at Berry, we should consider the individuals whose jobs are to fix those issues. They are not evil; they are not trying to delay a fix on purpose. They are people who deserve to be treated with respect.



“The Fault in our Stars” By John Green
This novel is the #1 New York Times bestseller. “The Fault in our Stars” is about two star-crossed lovers, Hazel Grace and Augustus Waters, who meet at Cancer Support Group. This is the fourth solo novel that Green has written, published in January 2012. They started filming for The Fault in our Stars in August 2013, with Green present on set, being able to watch the process. The film is anticipated to come out sometime in 2014. “[This book] was my book, in the way my body was my body and my thoughts were my thoughts.” — “The Fault in our Stars”, pg. 34 This novel of life and death is one where you feel like you’re with the characters and are in the story. That isn’t the only captivating aspect of “The Fault in our Stars.” In all of Green’s novels, he creates strong and intellectual characters. The main characters, Hazel and Augustus, show what it means to really live life and love, even though they both have terminal diseases. These two characters have universal themed questions— Will I be remembered? Will I leave a mark on this world? These are questions we all have, yet we rarely see them being questioned by young adults in a young adult novel. We usually see paranormal romance with weak characters. This is a book where you will find yourself questioning what life is really about, laughing, crying and falling in love with all of the characters. You know that one book that no matter how many times you read it, you’re filled with this certain zeal that it feels like it’s yours? That’s how “The Fault of our Stars” is for me, and many other readers. There are very few books where it completely breaks your heart. After I read this, all I wanted to do was to contact John Green and quote him: “It was a privilege to have my heart broken by you.” Want to laugh and cry for 313 pages? Buy “The Fault in our Stars.”

It all started on the first Wednesday of classes. I walked into my room and immediately I could tell something was not right. Usually, when I took a step into my room, I dove for the covers or any blanket I could get my hands on; my room was an icebox, but I like it that way. However, Wednesday afternoon, instead of walking into the inviting cool blast of air from my room, I walked right into stagnant, uncomfortable heat. I tried turning on the air conditioning unit for 20 minutes, to no avail. Mentally, I was imagining my roommate and myself three months down the road still without a functioning air conditioning unit, under the covers for an entirely different reason than we had been the day before. I didn’t know whether I should start crying or if I should begin to scream about everything that has gone wrong with my room(s) in Friendship. (Friendship is one of the only dorms that have not been renovated in a couple of decades… or so I’ve been told). Instead of doing either of the above, I did what I have been told to do for the past three years; I went to my RA. As usual, my RA was as calm as could be. She carefully listened to my crazed rant, and after I had finished “talking” about how everything that could go wrong went wrong in Friendship, she told me that the unit would be fixed, but unfortunately not that day. It was already after 5 p.m. by the time I discovered the broken unit so we would not be able to get a hold of anyone from the physical plant. However, she promised that she would call first thing in the morning. Despite her call to the physical plant, our unit still was not fixed the following day. That afternoon I tried calling as well to see if I could get an answer as to when our unit would be fixed. No luck. When my roommate found out about the unfortunate news, even she called. Some how or another she was able to get an answer. The news was bad: the main component of our unit was broken. Apparently there were two options. Either physical plant would have to find a replacement part or they would be put-

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This is in response to the first Berry football game as well as the appreciation for the people who made this team happen. Dear friends, Saturday night’s football game was an historic event for the Berry community. It was fantastic to experience so much enthusiasm and Berry pride as we gathered at Barron stadium. I want to share a very sincere thank you to all who came to support the Vikings. It’s impossible to name everyone who helped make this new venture a success. But there are some folks who worked very hard to launch this program who deserve our community appreciation. First and foremost, Tony Kunczewski and his coaching staff and team did an amazing job of launching this program, particularly noting that they had all of 17 practices to be ready. Tom Hart, Bob Lowe, Ronda Hancock, Beth Nichols and the Athletic Department staff, Cecily Crow and the Student Activities team, John David and the drumline, Jennifer Beard and the Alumni Office staff, Kathy Ray and the special events team all worked incredibly hard to bring this program to life. Special thanks also go to Mark Hopkins and the Physical Plant staff for their work in installing the new goal posts at Darlington for our next three games. There are many student organizations and student staff who worked hard to make the Shipyard and the game atmosphere a success. Your campus community appreciates all you did to make this a success. I hope we’ll see you at many more Berry athletic events this year. Thank you for your support of our Berry Vikings! Very sincerely, Debbie Heida — Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

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Game one is complete and no one who attended can deny the hype over the first ever Berry football game. Facial tattoos and blue paint were seen all over, and many people carried around typical game day foods. There was music; there

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(Left) Cheerleader Jessie Vaughn helps other students paint up during the tailgate before the game. (Below) Tabitha Rayner, Emily Balint, Sam Alexander and Matt Pulford enjoy tailgate festivities.



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(Left) Alumni gathered at Schroeder's New Deli for a tailgate specifically for them. (Right) Tailgate staff member carried balloons inside the stadium. (Below) Many students, including those pictured below, partook in the pre-game activity of painting up.

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Good Old War delivers indie-folk sound
EVERETT REIFF Producer, Electric Feel MADI MCEVER Entertainment Editor Good Old War, a Philadelphia-based indie-folk band, performed on the side lawn of The Cage Athletic Center for KCAB’s first concert of the year. The trio, inspired by the likes of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, entertained approximately 300 Berry students with their diverse collection of songs. Senior Christian Turner and junior Everett Reiff, co-producers of Internet radio show Electric Feel, had the opportunity to sit down with guitarist and vocalist Dan Schwartz and ask him a few questions about their music and experiences as a band. Electric Feel: You guys are in the middle of writing, right? What is some inspiration for this new album coming up? Dan: It changes all the time. For us, it’s always been anywhere from the pop and singer-songwriter type things that we come from, and the more old-fashioned kind of vocal bands like The Beatles and The Stones and Simon & Garfunkel, and that’s a good basis for us. But then, it can go anywhere from that of the Aphex Twin. It really depends on what everyone is listening to. I’m more on the classic rock side. Keith is more into Nilsson and more classical music. It comes from so many different places; it’s always hard to narrow it down. Electric Feel: Has there ever been a specific song that you guys have recorded that you’re like, “That’s the sound we are going for?” Dan: Yeah, but it’s song by song, you know? One song we want to do it with this kind of beat, this kind of feel. But it never goes on for more than one song. Electric Feel: What are you going to do differently with this album? Dan: More production is happening. We aren’t limiting ourselves to what we can and can’t do live. On the other records, a lot of the attention has been on if we could do it live, and there is not much that is playable. This time around, we are letting our minds wander a little bit and we are letting each other try different things. We are adding more instruments, but all stuff is still played by us. Electric Feel: How do you go about writing new material? Dan: One person brings in a pretty complete song idea, and then usually from there, Keith and I work on it and learn how to play it with the vocal and guitar and just kind of get the feel from it. By the time we bring it to Tim, it just comes together. Electric Feel: How did you come up with your name, “Good Old War?” Dan: That is a little bit of all of our names. Keith’s last name is Goodwin, there’s the “good.” Tim’s last name is Arnold, there’s the “old,” and mine is Schwartz, there’s the “war.”


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Good Old War was featured as the first KCAB concert of the year. The trio performed a series of original songs in varied and unique styles. Band members (below, from left) include drummer Tim Arnold, guitarist Dan Schwartz and keyboardist Keith Goodwin. Electric Feel: Who are some of your best friends that you have toured with? Dan: Well, definitely Circa Survive are good friends of ours. We have played with Anthony Green and those guys have helped us get started in a lot of ways. We just did an album with Anthony Green for his new solo record. We just did a new one with him called “Young Legs” that will be released soon.

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Apple releases vibrant new iPhone design
JUSTIN DAVIS Asst. Photojournalism Editor The world of the iPhone became much more colorful on Tuesday as Apple introduced an entirely new member to its phone family. The iPhone 5C marks the first time that Apple Inc. will sell a cheaper version of its trademark iPhone. The plastic-backed cell phone will be available in five colors: white, pink, yellow, blue and green. Alongside the brand new 5C, Apple Inc. also unveiled the update to the premium version of their phone, dubbed the iPhone 5S, which also got a new option: a golden color, which joins the white and black options that have defined the iPhone line for several years now. The 5C mostly has the same specs as the current iPhone 5, including the A6 processor, high-speed LTE cell service and an 8-megapixel camera. “S,” however, clearly stands for “speed,” and the new A7 chip in the 5S has plenty of it. It is over twice as fast as its predecessor in terms of both processing and graphics power, making for super-fast app usage and unprecedented 3D graphics for a phone. In a video released on Tuesday by Apple Inc., “Every single component, every proThe new sensor, located in the “Home” button, allows users to unlock the phone and enter passwords using their fingerprint rather than a less secure passcode. “Your fingerprint is one of the best passwords in the world,” said Dan Riccio, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Hardware Engineering. “It made perfect sense to create a simple, seamless way to use it as a password.” The premium iPhone’s camera also got an upgrade, gaining a dual-LED “True Tone” flash and a much improved sensor. The camera also includes a new slow motion video mode, sure to make for a plethora of new videos on YouTube of dogs shaking off water in slow, moisture-filled rolls. Fitness enthusiasts may want to take note of the final new feature in the 5S: a brand new chip dedicated to detecting motion, which brands such as Nike are already planning to use in fitness based apps that track physical activity. Both phones will be available in the U.S. beginning on Sept. 20. The 5C will be available in 16GB and 32GB capacities for $99 and $199, respectively. The 5S will also be available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB options for $199, $299 and $399, all of which require a two-year contract.



The iPhone 5C (above) will be released on Sept. 20 alongside the more expensive iPhone 5S. cess has been considered and measured to make sure that it’s truly useful and that it actually enhances the user’s experience,” Jonathan Ive, Senior Vice President of


RIFF showcases unique films, draws sizeable audience
COMMENTARY BY MICAH BHACHECH Copy Editor Last Thursday at 11 p.m. the Rome International Film Festival (RIFF) kicked off its tenth festival. The festival, spanning three days, showed dozens of independent movies at the DeSoto Theater and Rome Area History Museum. Volunteering for a two hour block meant that I could attend whatever film blocks I wanted with the mere flourish of my volunteer badge. I made a special point to see as much as I could of the student film block on Saturday. All of the movies played were products of Berry students except for one from a group of students from New Orleans. Unfortunately, I missed a lot of the student film block. However I saw “Missed Connections” by alumna Rachael Wheeler and seniors Brian Russell and Emily Faulkner as well as “Routes and Routines” by Alumni James Clark and Carina Broomet and senior Josy Roman. Though I didn’t get to see all of the films, the atmosphere in the venue felt like exactly what I wanted from an independent film festival. I climbed up a narrow staircase behind a dismissible door in a museum to get to a dimly lit room full of mismatched chairs pointing to a big screen. For whatever it’s worth, it felt as “artsy” as I could have hoped. Both films themselves were impressive and earned a lot of praise and interest from the crowd during the question and answer session. Both films had recognizably Berry locations and props, but I was impressed by the amount creativity demonstrated to generate multiple unique stories within “The Bubble.” From that showing I went to the DeSoto Theater for the Georgia film block. The movies there were striking in the excellence of their production as well as the originality of their material. Within an hour I saw a gruesome retelling of Little Red riding Hood (“Red”), a story of a desperate man and the robot son he created (“Sol”) and an adorable documentary about an old lady that made cakes for people (“The Cake Lady”). These movies did not struggle with the same limitations that their student-made counterparts did. They had the budget and the means to use more varied settings and techniques (lighting, sound, etc.). However, they were not so high profile that they suffered from the depressing lack of originality of big budget blockbusters.

Design, said. The 5S, which is built with an aluminum enclosure just like its predecessor, also got a brand new feature: a fingerprint scanner.

NEALIE SMITH, Staff Photojournalist

They were, in short, what I wanted from a film festival. A lot of them were strikingly weird, but in the most human, captivating kind of ways. One of my personal favorite films, “Buried Treasure,” won Best Narrative Short. The lighting in that one was fantastic, and the lead actor was fantastic. “The Cake Lady,” possibly the most adorable thing I’ve ever seen, won Best Documentary Short. Best Narrative Feature went to “Against the Grain,” and Best Docu-

mentary Feature to “The 25,000 Mile Love Story.” At the end of each film block the audience was given the opportunity to rank the film that they enjoyed the most, and “Hollywood to Dollywood” won the Audience Award. My actual volunteer work was minimal. Basically, I had to do almost no work and was able to hang around downtown enjoying some of the most original cinema that I’ve seen in a long time.

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Vikings football plays first game in school history
STEVEN EVANS Sports Editor In front of a roaring crowd of about 6,700 fans, the Vikings football team made history last Saturday as they played the first official intercollegiate football game in school history. Despite the support from the enormous crowd, the Vikings fell in their first game to the Maryville College Scots by a score of 37-0. “Despite the loss, we had a great feeling for Berry’s first game,” Vikings head football coach Tony Kunczewski said. “The atmosphere here is tremendous. Hopefully the guys took it all in. I can’t say enough about all the people at Berry and the folks in Rome.” The contest opened up with the Vikings kicking the ball off to the Scots to begin the game on defense. The Vikings defense proved strong for the Scots first drive, causing the Scots to turn the ball over on downs after the Scots drove nine plays to the Vikings 31 yard line. The offense did not start out as hot, as the Vikings were forced to punt the ball away on their first possession. Although the Vikings had a solid defensive start, they were unable to stop the Scots’ veteran offense a second time as it only took the Scots 10 plays, 79 yards and three minutes and 50 seconds to score their first touchdown. They then led the Vikings 7-0. The Vikings began their second drive with a 16 yard pass to their own 38 yardline, however that pass was the only first down the Vikings were able to get before they had to punt it away again. The Scots were unable to score again in the first quarter, but they scored their second touchdown only 47 seconds into the second quarter on a drive that took them 10 plays and 65 yards. For the next 10 minutes of the game, the Vikings and Scots battled back and forth, forcing each other to punt and turn the ball over on downs until Maryville scored again with 4:20 left in the second quarter, now leading the Vikings 21-0. After the halftime break, the Vikings took the kick to begin the second half with possession, but were unable to capitalize on good field position and were forced to punt. Nine plays and 78 yards later, the Scots found their way into the end zone once again to increase their lead to 27-0, however, the Scots missed the extra point. Two possessions later, the Vikings began to sustain their longest drive of the game, going 37 yards over 12 plays before being stopped on fourth and one at the Scots’ 35 yard line. The Scots held the ball to end the third quarter, gaining significant ground off of big plays and a Vikings penalty due to an illegal block below the waist. Only 24 seconds into the fourth quarter, Maryville scored again to put the game out of reach


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JASON HUYNH, Staff Photojournalist

Down 21-0 in the third quarter, the Vikings attempt to prevent the Maryville Scots from scoring a touchdown. The Scots ended up scoring two plays later, but missed the extra point kick to make the game 27-0. The final score of the Vikings inaugural football game was 37-0 in favor of the Scots. The Vikings will play their second game against the LaGrange College Panthers Junior Varsity this Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Darlington High School stadium. with a score of 34-0. After another Vikings possession and another punt by Vikings punter, freshman Mitchell Blanchard, Maryville kicked the first field goal of the game to further their lead 37-0. Following the field goal, the Vikings’ starting quarterback, freshman Adam Sandin was replaced by fellow freshman quarterback Sandon Mims. To this point, Sandin had thrown 13 completions on 24 attempts for 123 yards and no interceptions. Mims’ debut seemed promising as he the Vikings drive 52 yards to the Maryville three yard line on their final drive of the game. The Vikings were unable to capitalize on their most successful drive of the game as freshman running back Kevin Christmas was stuffed on fourth and one. Christmas lead the Vikings with 10 rushed for 36 yards. Once the Scots got the ball back, they managed to hold on to the ball to run the rest of the game clock out, finalizing their win. “The score was very deceiving,” Mims said. “I think the game was a lot closer than the score made it seem. The defense held their ground for the most part. Maryville’s offense did not have many big plays. I also think the offense did pretty well for our first game together as a team.” Vikings freshman linebacker Anthony Batey had a game-high 10 tackles, and fellow freshman linebacker Preston Stewart added seven. “I think we took the challenge great, overall,” freshman linebacker Matt Farinella said. “We fought hard on both sides of the ball, despite what the score said. We also have a lot of work to be done to improve our game. On the defensive side of the ball, we need to execute better and play faster. Coming into the game with an essentially all freshman team we didn’t know how fast the game would be. The speed is not something we can simulate at practice as well as seeing it in the game.” The Vikings team is predominantly freshmen. When team practices started, 95 of the 108 players on the active roster were listed as freshmen, and Kunczewski said there would be no roster cuts. “We knew it was going to be tough,” Kunczewski said. “We were a team of practically all freshmen in a new program against a veteran team. We purposely recruited young players, though, so that we could develop the guys across four years.” Kunczewski not only takes pride in the fact that the team is full of young talent, but also that the players all play to their potential. “I love the effort in these guys,” Kunczewski said. “There’s no quitting with them. You could tell there were 18-year -lds going against 21- and 22-year-olds, but they played tremendously. I would have liked to at least score a touchdown. Just three and a half weeks ago, this team didn’t officially exist yet. Put that into perspective.” Despite the loss, Kunczewski is looking forward to the rest of the season and has high hopes for the season. “You have to understand it’s always a process,” Kunczewski said. “Hopefully not the same process as when I was at LaGrange, though. We started out at 0-10 my first season there, but by year three we went 9-1 and won the conference championship. It’s always a process.” The Vikings will take the field again this Sunday at 2 p.m. against the LaGrange College Panthers Junior Varsity at Darlington High School Stadium. “This upcoming week against LaGrange should be much more of an even playing field,” Mims said. “Hopefully we will be able to make it a good game and finish with the first win in Berry College history.”

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Lady Vikings win two more, now stand at 4-1
DANIEL HAWES Asst. Sports Editor Opening this season with a record of 3-1, the Lady Vikings are off to a solid start for the season. The Lady Vikings took the field this past weekend in the Fort Rapids Tournament in Columbus, Ohio, against the Capital University Crusaders and the Denison University Big Red. The Lady Vikings lost the first match 3-1, but won the second match 2-1. In the last 15 minutes of the first match, the Lady Crusaders added two more goals to their total to pull ahead of the Lady Vikings and win the match. Sophomore forward Sara Dillon scored off an assist from senior forward Molly Johnson in the 53rd minute of the match. Freshman goalkeeper Melissa Sanchez recorded five saves in the game to bring her season total to nine. The match against the Big Red ended in a 2-1 victory with goals being scored by junior forward Rachel LeRoy and freshman midfielder Maggie Midkiff. In addition to the goals scored by LeRoy and Midkiff, Sanchez recorded five more saves to bring her season total up to 14. “We definitely picked it up from the game on Friday,” said Anna McNulty, a sophomore center midfielder. “We relaxed a bit more and played with more focus.” McNulty also noted that the team began to play with a greater sense of composure after the loss to the Lady Crusaders. Sophomore outside back Jillian McDonnell said that the highlight of the game for her was that the Lady Vikings net from about 35 yards out. It was just one of those goals where everyone jumped up from the bench and started cheering.” Following LeRoy’s goal, Midkiff scored a game-winning goal late to give the Lady Vikings their third win of the season. “I am so excited for the rest of the season,” Midkiff said. “It is looking very promising. We have already tied the number of wins that we had last season, and we are only four games into the season.” Practice is also a huge part of the Lady Vikings success. “Practice certainly does pay off,” McNulty said. “The second goal was one of the plays we have been practicing for several weeks.” When the Lady Vikings played Agnes Scott College on Wednesday, they won 3-1, bringing their record to 4-1. Goals came from Midfiff, Dillon, and senior midfielder Lindsey Williams. With these goals, both Midkiff and Dillon are tied for the lead in goals scored with three each. On two of the goals scored, the Lady Vikings were able to record assists from senior midfielder Kim Fischer and sophomore midfielder Tessa Piety. Senior forward Molly Johnson leads the team with three assists. The Lady Vikings will be back in action against the East Texas Baptist University Tigers tomorrow at 2 p.m. in the Mississippi College tournament. The tournament will take place over two days. Their next home game is against the Emory University Eagles on Sunday, Sept. 22 at 2 p.m. at the Ford Athletic Complex.



Sophomore defender Becca Proschansky passes the ball to a teammate in the game against Denison University. The Lady Vikings are now 4-1. were able to score some difficult goals. “Both of the goals were scored from pretty far out,” McDonnell said. “Rachel [LeRoy] slammed hers into the

JUSTIN DAVIS, Asst. Photojournalism Editor

Saturday Sept. 7
Football vs. Maryville L: 0-37

Sunday Sept. 8
Women’s Golf vs. Oglethorpe W: 339-337

Tuesday Sept 10
Men’s Soccer vs. Covenant L: 1-2

Wednesday Sept 11
Women’s Soccer vs. Agnes Scott W: 3-1



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Freshman Evan Holt stopped one of Maryville’s runs.

Senior Patrick Campbell amazed the crowd with his solo during halftime.

The Berry College Vikings had their inaugural football game this past Saturday at Barron Stadium against the Maryville College Scots. Students flooded into the stadium to see Berry’s first football team take the field together. More than 6,700 Vikings and Scots fans came from all over to support their respective teams. The game was live-streamed as well, with close to 300 others tuning in.


(Above) Freshmen Adam Story, Cole Sommi and junior Paulk Parrish show their support by painting up and sitting right in the middle of the visitor section. (Top left) Coach Tony Kunczewski inspired the team during the middle of the 3rd quarter. (Left) Freshman Drew McCollum watched from the sideline as he waited to get back in the game. (Below) Freshman Jonathan Lewis gained yardage for Berry during the 2nd quarter.

PHOTOS BY CHRISTIAN TURNER, Photojournalism Editor

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