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October 31. 2013

Students awarded Synovus Scholar grants
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Two students have been awarded Synovus Scholar grants to pursue research projects with the guidance of their professors. The 2013 Synovus Scholars are sophomores Kayli Wilson, an economics major, and Micah Stockwell-Goering, an animal science major. The Synovus Scholar program awards up to $2,000 to Berry College sophomores and up to $500 for their faculty and staff mentors to help students pursue an academic or research experience, such as a practicum, research project, or artistic endeavor. Wilson is looking at data from the China Health and Nutrition Survey, which followed about 3700 households in rural China for several years and asked questions about their health, including their diets and vaccinations, and their educational levels. The goal of the survey is to “see the interrelationship of health and education,” Wilson said. Wilson is striving to learn more about how people of different educational levels may make different choices about health for themselves and for their families, Lauren Heller, assistant professor of economics and Wilson’s faculty advisor for the research project, said.

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BERRY RECENTLY CHOSE sophomores Kayli Wilson (left) and Micah Stockwell-Goering (right) as Synovus Scholars.
While the survey focuses on from the Synovus program to Chinese families, “there might be purchase Stata, a data analysis some lessons we could learn for the software, and to attend a Southern Economic Association conference U.S. as well,” Heller said. Wilson said that Heller next November to present her encouraged her to apply for the research. “It’s a rare thing for Synovus Scholars program. undergraduates to be able to present “[Heller] had been working with a data set that I had some interest in their work at this conference. Usually too, so we looked at it together and it’s Ph.D. economists,” Heller said. came up with a research topic from it,” Wilson said. Wilson plans to use the funds SEE “GRANTS”, PG. 2

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Two new majors currently in development
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New majors in creative technology and international business are in the process of becoming official and available to students. Each of the two new majors was created for a different purpose. John Grout, Dean of the Campbell School of Business, said international business was created because of student and prospective student interest. “The international business major was developed because the admissions officers that I meet with every summer gave me feedback indicating that it would be of interest to many students that they talk to,” Grout said. “We’re anxious to provide them with the kinds of things they are interested in.” The international business major is set to be a fifteen hour co-major and is coupled with other existing business majors such as accounting, management, marketing and finance. Basil Englis, chair of the Campbell School of Business curriculum committee, said the major in international business is supposed to prepare students for the business world at a global perspective. “The goal is to broaden student exposure to important international business issues and to foster greater knowledge and sensitivity to global social, environmental, economic and commercial issues,” Englis said. Grout said the goal of the international business program is that students will learn about several different aspects of business from a global perspective. “I hope that they will learn how different cultures that they may encounter in the world can be taken into account when students manage organizations,” Grout said. Students of international business would take several business courses related to the topic directly as well as other government-type course relating to global politics and the international world. of Grout, who according to Hamid was also interested in the topic. The creative technology major is also being explored because of the board of trustees and administrations interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (S.T.E.M.) education. “We already have a great science program; we already have a really good math department,” Grout said. “So we could either go down an engineering track or a technology track; our belief is that a technology track would fit better with the liberal arts approach of the college than engineering would have.” Students in the proposed creative technology major would be expected to take classes across several different disciplines. “For the creative technologies class, it will be a variety of courses from across campus,” Grout said. “There will be business courses; there will be computer science courses, and there will be creative technology courses.” One specific course in the creative technology major is a basic prototyping class, where students will utilize technology, such as 3-D printers to create objects. Students with a degree in creative technology are expected to be marketable in terms to employers. “I don’t know exactly what job they [the creative technology majors] are going to get, but I know that people with that set of talents is likely to get employers’ attention,” Grout said. Overall, Grout said that both of the new majors will be beneficial for students after their undergraduate experience. “I think that both of these majors will create individuals who will be attractive for a variety of positions,” Grout said.

“We’re anxious to provide them with the kinds of things they are interested in.”
-John Grout
“All of the international business major courses come from either existing courses in international business or a list of options from the Evans school that involve international relations,” Grout said. Grout said students are also encouraged to take a foreign language. New foreign language classes will be created that focus on the language involved in business. The international business co-major has already been approved by the academic council and will begin in the fall of 2014. The creative technology major has yet to be approved by the academic council, but it is currently in the process of being constructed. Nadeem Hamid, Associate Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science, said he sparked interest in the creative technology major because of a class that he taught in Physical Computing. This class caught the interest

Viking Fusion continues to win multiple national collegiate media awards
Viking Fusion won College Media Association Pinnacle Awards at the 92nd Annual National Student Media Convention in New Orleans. This national honor in the category of “Best TV Promo and PSA” was awarded for a short promotional video. University of Hawaii and the University of South Dakota were finalists in this category. Senior Mary Claire Stewart received “Best Audio Slideshow”, another Pinnacle Award, for “The Treves Family: An Uncommon Story.” “I am excited and honored to represent Berry with this award,” said Stewart, according to the Berry Office of Public Relations. “I have to give credit to the entire team of faculty and students, because this project was really a team effort, and I couldn’t have done this without them. I never imagined the work we did would get such recognition. I’m so thankful that here at Berry we are given unique and meaningful opportunities for hands-on learning and experience.” Along with these awards, Viking Fusion was also named one of the country’s “50 Best Student Press Websites,” according to College Media Matters. Other schools on the list included: New York University, San Diego State University, Duke University, as well as many others. Fusion advisor Steven Hames said these awards can be credited to the staff. “It’s part of the continual growth of Fusion and the students,” Hames said. “We haven’t changed our philosophy.” The Fusion staff headed to San Antonio, Tex. on Wednesday to attend the National Student Electronic Media Convention, where they have been nominated for three more 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 Vodcast- Television.” 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 said he did not expect this kind of recognition. “I didn’t expect it to get picked up because it was a show about two people in an elevator,” Garrido-Olivar said. Fusion executive director Michael Baldvins said there are a few factors that went into the recognition Fusion is receiving. “I think it is a combination of a tradition of hard work and dedication from this year’s staff and the last that has come to be recognized,” Baldvins said.


On Oct. 23rd an unknown person did “doughnuts” in the gravel lot at Frost Chapel and also the adjacent field.

Check out Viking Fusion next week for a full list of awards.


On Oct. 24th a student reported the theft of their bike. The bike was located by officers a few hours later and returned to the owner.


On Oct. 29th, Two non-affiliated juveniles were found in the Possum Trot fields trying to ride a horse.


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To celebrate Halloween, KCAB and Viking Fusion will be showing the horror film “Insidious” on Oct. 31 at 9 p.m. in the Ford Dining Hall.

Swing N’ Scream

On Oct. 31 from 6:30 to 8 p.m., students can pay $1 for one swing on the BOLD giant swing or $5 for six swings. The BOLD giant swing is located between Blackstone Hall and the Hoge Building. All proceeds will go to the Human Society.


Dr. Robin Kowalski, associate professor of psychology at Clemson University, will be speaking about cyberbullying on Nov. 1 from 5 to 6 p.m. in Green 306. CE

Stop Hunger Now

The goal of this event hosted by the Wesley Foundation is to package 100,000 meals to send to schools all over the world. Meals will be packed in Krannert Ballroom on Nov. 1 from 5 to 10 p.m. and on Nov. 2 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“In God’s Land”

The film “In God’s Land” will be screened in Evans Auditorium on Nov. 1 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. The filmmaker, Pankaj Rishi Kumar, will be present to answer questions. CE

KCAB Skate Night Twisted KCAB is hosting a skate night on Nov. 1 from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Fun Wheels Koffeehouse
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KCAB and the multicultural office are hosting a Koffeehouse in the Krannert Ballroom on Nov. 2 from 9 p.m. to midnight.

Career Fair Prep

On Nov. 5 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. and again from 5 to 6 p.m. in Krannert 250, the Career Center will be helping students prepare for job fairs and career expos.

Florence Reed

Florence Reed, president and founder of Sustainable Harvest International, will be speaking about sustainable farming in the Krannert Ballroom on Nov. 5 from 8 to 10 p.m. CE

“Girl Rising”

The film “Girl Rising”, which is about the movement for girls’ education in non-Western cultures, will be screened in the Krannert Ballroom on Nov. 6 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Hoop Madness

The Berry cheerleaders, Vikettes and Platinum Streetballers will be performing in the Cage Arena on Nov. 7 from 8 to 9:30 p.m. to celebrate the beginning of the basketball season.

Outlaw receives award from Charter Fellows Grants
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Mary Outlaw, Senior Lecturer Emeritus in the department of teacher education, received this year’s 2013 Outstanding Service to the Profession of Teaching award. The award is given to teachers who have made significant contributions to the profession of teaching. It is given by the Charter Fellows, a group of Berry alumni who graduated from the teacher education program and return to campus twice each year for professional development to renew their commitment to teaching  and for fellowship with other teachers. Outlaw has taught at Berry for 21 years and teaches two curriculum and methods courses for early childhood education majors. Outlaw said you do not always know the difference your teaching makes for someone in the teaching profession, so recognition of outstanding service is treasured. As an educator at Berry, Outlaw’s goal is to prepare the best teachers in Georgia, the southeast and beyond. “Reflecting on the last ten to twelve years of teaching, team teaching has been a key feature in the courses I have taught at Berry,” Outlaw said. “The mission— not to be ministered unto, but to minister—are features with which I find a nice philosophical fit.” Jacqueline McDowell, dean of the Charter School of Education and Human Sciences, said Outlaw has made outstanding contributions to the field of teacher education and has developed effective methods for preparing teachers to teach in the classroom. “Dr. Outlaw is a trusted colleague, outstanding advisor of undergraduate students and a professor who loves working with college students as well as children in the community,” McDowell said.


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Stockwell-Goering, who is working with Jay Daniel, associate professor of animal science, is focusing her research project on the role of the hormone grehlin in castrated male sheep. Grehlin is made by the stomach and stimulates feed intake. This hormone is also found in humans. “There was a study in people where they showed them pictures of food and grehlin [levels] went up,” Daniel said. “We wanted to see if a similar concept would work in animals where if they saw things that made them think they were going to eat, that that would make grehlin go up too.” To test this theory, StockwellGoering and Daniel gathered a group of sheep and put muzzles on some of them. A bucket of food was then placed near the sheep, but the sheep wearing muzzles could not eat. The experiment was also done at a feeding time that was unfamiliar to the sheep. T h e e x p e r i m e n t wa s performed on castrated male sheep to eliminate the possible interference of sex hormones. Stockwell-Goering and Daniel worked on a similar experiment last year involving pregnant female sheep, and StockwellGoering said that may have influenced their results. Stockwell-Goering used the funds from the grant to purchase the materials for the experiment, which included syringes and 6 mL tubes, and a fee to have the materials analyzed at the University of Missouri. The materials are still at the University of Missouri and are waiting to be analyzed. Applications to be a Synovus Scholar next year are due on March 24, 2014.

October 31, 2013


Unpaid interns are humans too
At the beginning of October this year, an unpaid intern at Phoenix Satellite Television U.S. in New York tried to file a lawsuit for sexual harassment. This intern, Lihuan Wang, could not bring a sexual harassment claim under New York human rights laws because she was not paid, meaning she was not considered an employee. This is a problem, not only in New York, but also in Georgia. We need to stop putting sexual harassment on the back burner and consider unpaid interns humans as well. The protected classes under Human Rights law include: race, color, age, national origin, citizenship status, gender, sexual orientation, disability and partnership status. This looks like it covers everyone besides unpaid interns. This is taking advantage of the intern’s work and means they can be taken advantage sexually as well. Sexual harassment needs to be seen as a top priority issue, not something that doesn’t matter if it happens to an intern. Also, the complainant of sexual harassment does not have to be the person at whom the offensive conduct is directed, but anyone affected by the conduct. So, in other words, in order for an unpaid intern to have sexual harassment filed, they must have someone else do it because apparently they cannot have their own voice in that regard. So not only are these interns not getting wages and benefits, but also do not seem human enough to be protected from sexual harassment. These interns might not be receiving money for what they are doing, but they are still working. Shouldn’t Georgia keep that in account? So there are two solutions for you states that have not revised their human rights law: these unpaid interns can either be able to file a lawsuit for sexual harassment just like the other people who work for the company, or all interns should be paid. Interns are at work and are humans too; they should be treated as so.

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The skewed views and the hyper-sexualization of Halloween
Halloween gives people the opportunity to sexualize anything, I mean anything, and strengthen stereotypes by being incredibly offensive. It has turned into its own kind of “freak show.” Every year during this time, little children aspired to dress as superheroes, animals, monsters and Disney characters. But as they grew older, the costumes seemed to grow tighter, making curves into eye-candy. This year, I encourage you to wonder where the rest of the polyester is to that Wonder Woman costume and question why there is a six-pack made of foam sewn under the shirt so you can be America’s ideation of a dreamy doctor. There are plenty of websites dedicated to comparing men’s version of a costume to the exact same of a women’s. I did not know this, but a tootsie roll can apparently have sex appeal, Barney can as well. Why the obsession? Why must we see the midriff of every female and biceps of every male? According to “Mean Girls,” “In the regular world, Halloween is when children dress up in costumes and beg for candy. In girl world, Halloween is the one night a year when a girl can dress like a total slut and no other girls can say anything about it.” Rewind 20 years, and you’ll find that Halloween wasn’t always this way. Patterns for kids’ costumes sold in the 80s and early 90s, and currently available on websites like Etsy and Amazon, show longer hemlines, notably more coverage, and a marked absence of pleather. “Princesses” wore long dresses back then; “cats” were outfitted in full bodysuits. Instead of comparing scariest and silliest, it’s a silent or, maybe outward, competition of whose breasts are closest to her chin. A study published by LiveScience in 2011 found most girls as young as six are already beginning to think of themselves as sex objects. How could we let this happen? More importantly, how did the mothers before us let this happen? I won’t play the blame game on mothers, but it is apparent that companies who make profit on these costumes are destroying the body image of a generation. Girls are being fed sexualized identities at younger ages. I mean, what cat do you know wears black fishnets? This promotes anxiety and self-image issues in not only growing girls, but boys as well. I have body issues. I’m sure everyone at Berry and any other young adult could agree. Also, take note of the offensive couple costume packs that have women as a circuit and men an extension cord just in case we humans forgot to think about sex in the last 60 seconds. There is this constant subconscious need to feel and be sexy thanks to the media or businesses wanting to make a quick buck. Be aware of this and please do not judge your self-worth based on if the opposite sex finds you attractive enough to notice your existence. American culture is hyper-sexualizing yet another holiday, but also are discriminating against the very oppressed cultures that inhabited this continent before colonization. Let’s face it, dressing as a Native American is completely cliché. Even if your great-grandmother on your uncle’s mom’s side makes you 1/16 Cherokee, it by no means makes you a part of their culture. Ethnically and culturally, you are not an Indian. Those moccasins in the costume pack weren’t used during the Trail of Tears and that feather headdress isn’t even a thing. Painting yourself as another race is also extremely disrespectful. Please do not fall subject to the movie industry in 1920s that practiced blackface, where white actors painted their face black and over exaggerated features pertaining to African Americans. This isn’t Huck Finn. Think about it. What if a girl came to the dance dressed as Anne Frank and you are Jewish? What if a guy showed up in a turban? Do you catch my drift? Headdresses, dances, hymns and body paint are sacred to the people who use them to practice their personal beliefs. Stop demeaning them because you don’t have a broader imagination. Now, just because I am a flannel-wearing feminist by no means puts me on a higher pedestal than any of my peers. So far, I have dressed as Amanda Bynes in an all grey tracksuit with dimple piercings and blue hair. Now that I look back on it, her going insane and being hospitalized is not something to poke fun at. I plan on being a zombie version of Lana Del Rey and making my very own slice of pizza costume for this weekend’s festivities. Halloween is great. It is a time where we can be something we are not and get creative. That is all I am asking of you, get creative. Be aware of what messages you are sending when you slip into whatever costume you so choose. As my favorite poetry from “Brave New Voices” states, “Nowadays, Boogieman is a lot less frightening than a strong woman. But no matter what garments we wrap ourselves in, a woman’s status as trick, treat or geek is not up for discussion. A woman dressing, acting or being should be her choice. If a woman wants to wear a skimpy outfit, let it be her choice. If a woman wants to cover up, let it be her choice. I’d much rather be woman and if it means I must be monster, then happy Halloween.”


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Do not take advantage of having education
On Oct. 9, 2012, Malala Yousafzai, 15, boarded her school bus in the northwest Pakistani district of Swat. Masked Taliban gunmen soon entered the bus full of schoolchildren, singled out Malala and shot her in the head and neck. Malala, now 16, survived the attack and has since become a household name. Her story of incredible courage has been covered extensively by the media, and she has become the unofficial face of the movement to promote girls’ education in developing countries. She was targeted by the Taliban for her activism to promote education for girls. Her father ran one of the last schools to defy the Taliban’s rules against female education, and when Malala was 11 years old, she began writing an anonymous blog for the British Broadcasting Company about her educational experiences. She was featured in several documentaries about education, and she often spoke about her dreams of becoming a doctor. Malala’s vision for education and equal opportunities for Pakistani girls spread as she became more prominent and was awarded Pakistan’s first National Youth Peace Prize by then- Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani. The Taliban responded to Malala’s activism with the attack against her. The world was shocked to hear about this act of violence against a 15-year-old who simply wanted an education. A year later, Malala’s name is still synonymous with the movement for universal education in the Middle East. She is known worldwide by first name only, and her face still graces magazine covers and cable news channels. She met Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace on Oct. 18, and her visit was highly publicized. The world will not be forgetting about Malala anytime soon, either. Education is often taken for granted. While the quality of education available varies, most American children have access to a public school. American public schools are flawed, and all schools are not created equal, but a 15-yearold girl in the U.S. can board a school bus and be confident that the government supports her decision to seek an education. She can sit in class and share her opinions with the knowledge that she is not breaking any laws. Some people with extreme conservative views may challenge her aspirations, but legally, she is free to take advantage of the public schooling she is offered. Malala’s situation is unimaginable to most American students. When I was fifteen years old, I was a high school sophomore in the suburbs of Atlanta. I never felt endangered when I attended school and spoke about my views and experiences. I never thought of the possibility of my education being made illegal. But there were moments when I understood how inspiring and influential education can be, and these memorable moments now help me see why Malala fights so hard. When I was accepted into Berry, I eagerly planned for the next stage of my education. At these times, I began to appreciate the educational opportunities I had been given, and I saw education’s role in finding a purpose in life and cultivating self-confidence. Sometimes, I still think of Malala when I worry about school. It is so easy to feel ungrateful for education when it becomes overwhelming, but with education comes responsibility—a responsibility to put it to good use and to help others who do not have the same privileges. Education is worth fighting for.

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“Hershey’s Almond bar.”
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“Sour gummy worms.”

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Let’s leave celebrities alone
Have you guys ever noticed how creepy we are all towards celebrities and celebrity wannabes? I mean, let’s think about it: We have magazines, websites, television shows, apps, careers, professions and news space given to actors, actresses, singers, directors and just other people that are famous for no reason. We are obsessed with finding out what they do in every moment of their lives. Will Arnett had sushi last night with Jason Bateman? Beyoncé cut her hair? Kanye and Kim had another fight? Angelina Jolie bought coffee? Does this stuff even matter? We don’t know these people. We will probably never know these people in a way that makes any of this information relevant to our lives. I understand worshipping your own hero when it comes to admiring the talents and wanting to learn more about what they do to become better at their career. But when it comes to constantly checking Rihanna’s Twitter feed just to see if she’ll say something, anything - it becomes a bit of a problem. I was once at a hair salon and I picked up an issue of Star or OK!, something where there was an entire section called “Stars are just like us!” It featured pictures of different celebrities eating frozen yogurt and walking in the park with their children and buying shoes. I have no idea what amount of money you have to earn or what kind of project you have to do before you stop being a human and become a mythical celebrity unicorn; but, why would the amount of movies you have stared in make you stop liking frozen yogurt or need shoes just because of other celebrities? Let’s pretend that you’re walking in the grocery store and everyone around you takes out his or her phones to take your picture. Then some random guy with a video camera starts asking you about what you’re buying and what you’ll be doing every day for the rest of your life. You leave thinking, “Well, that was weird.” But it doesn’t stop. People follow you around and bother you and generally won’t leave you alone. At this point, most people would try to get a restraining order. This happens every day to celebrities, and there is no way that it is fun. Now that social media has become so popular, it allows people to feel popular almost every day. With every comment on your status supporting your opinion or “like” on that hundredth “selfie,” we get to feel like the center of the universe for a little while. We get to be the celebrities of our little universe while competing with all of our other friends for the same small spotlight. This is kind of how it should be. I feel like that unless you have contributed to society in a way that impacts the whole of society in some way (either good or bad), it doesn’t really need to covered like an actual news story. Stories about the countless charities big Hollywood types are constantly supporting is something to be covered like actual news stories, not the preferred coffee drink of Michael Bay. So, stop being creepy and leave these people alone. Let them do their business and let them buy their frozen yogurt in peace.

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History of j ack-o'-lanterns
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Whether you were completely apathetic towards Halloween growing up or your family religiously went to the pumpkin patch every year to pick out the perfect jack-o-lantern-to-be, you are probably familiar with the tradition. Carving out pumpkins in celebration of Halloween has been an American tradition for many centuries. There are many different styles people take up to make their pumpkins unique. Simple faces with little more than two eyes and a grimace are still popular, but many people choose to go all out and make entire Halloween scenes or intricate characters. Even though many people have carved pumpkins for years, not everyone knows how carving jack-o'-lanterns became a Halloween tradition. Halloween became a holiday because it was the eve of All Hallows Day, which was a Christian holiday that celebrated saints and martyrs who had lived years before and who were worthy of such notoriety. Some historians also think that Halloween may be related to a Celtic harvest season festival called Samhain, which celebrated the end of the season. There were also superstitious beliefs held about this particular time. The Gaels folklore went that the separation between the living and the dead was taken away on Oct. 31 and people would do things to appease or entertain the dead who came back on this one day. The jack-o'-lantern was used as a way of scaring off evil spirits, but more recently they tend to just provide a fun activity to take part in. While a pumpkin may seem like the first obvious necessity for a jack-o'-lantern, the earliest jack-o'-lanterns were quite different. If you were one of the earliest Halloween carvers, you would have reached for a much smaller, more difficult-to-carve vegetable. The first jack-o'-lanterns were actually carved out of potatoes and turnips in Scotland and Ireland, and instead of containing candles for light they were filled with coals from people’s fires; quite a bit different from the plump orange pumpkins used commonly today. The use of pumpkins for jacko'-lanterns is an American concept, likely taken from the Native Americans. Before they ever became a symbol of Halloween, pumpkins were grown as a food source by the Native Americans. They had a variety of ways of cooking them and preparing them that spans far beyond our tradition of baking the seeds or making pie. The pilgrims adopted the pumpkin and came up with many of their own uses, spanning from pumpkin beer to haircut templates made from the orange outer layer. Eventually it was also discovered that pumpkins made much more desirable mediums than turnips for carving, finally bringing us to the big, bright jack-o'-lanterns seen frequently today. Pumpkins have officially been adopted as a strong symbol of Halloween and of fall. They are everywhere this time of year, and even our coffee beverages have adopted their flair. Carving pumpkins is one aspect of Halloween that can be done and appreciated by people in any age range, and it has a long-standing reputation for being a fun fall activity.

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OCTOBER 31, 2013


“Gravity” a must-see film
In a culture infiltrated by the Avengers and Michael Bay, “Gravity” is welcome beacon of solace. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) and Matt Kowalski (George Clooney) are two astronauts who are working on fixing repairs on the Hubble telescope. A debris field comes speeding in their direction, and part of the debris knocks Stone off the satellite and spinning away from the earth into space. What makes this movie stand out is that it is a slower film—and that’s not a bad thing. Superman isn’t destroying a city to save a girl; huge balls of fire aren’t filling the screen every few seconds. Rather, the film seems to replicate what Stone and Kowalski are experiencing as they move about in space. Even in tense moments, there seems to be a sense of relaxation as the astronauts float about in a vast nothingness. So if a non-stop adrenaline rush is what you’re looking for, this movie may not be your best

option. Though Bullock and Clooney headline the film, the true stars here are the VFX technicians. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a more beautiful backdrop for a film than what is created here. The sheer vastness of space can be surmised simply by seeing the pinprick figure of Bullock in an untethered float; it is mind-boggling to attempt comprehending even the distance between the earth and the International Space Station. The soundtrack is another highlight of this film. A relatively unknown director named Steven Price composed it, and he created a masterpiece. The score mostly consists of lofty violins that seem to be orbiting Earth with the astronauts, while an almost uncomfortable tension signifies what is to come. Though you could wait to see it on DVD (or whatever streaming website you use), this movie was made for the big screen. It is out in 3D, and it is one of the very few movies I would ever endorse to see in that format. This is truly one of the best films that will come out this year. Don’t miss out on this experience.

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Student enterprises participate in art festival

The 49th annual Chiaha Harvest Fair, a showcase of arts and handmade items, was held at Ridge Ferry Park on Oct. 26 and 27. Representatives from the Viking Creations, Jersey Milk and Viking Furniture Enterprises participated by selling their wares to community members and visitors to the area. Viking Creations displayed items such as purses, “mug rugs” and scarves, while the Jersey Milk enterprise had several varieties of cheese to offer and provided samples for people to enjoy. There were over 120 artists and demonstrating craftsmen who participated in this year’s event, making it one of the largest festivals in the area.

JUSTIN DAVIS, asst. photo editor


Haunted house delivers frightful fun
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The Berry College Alternate Realities (BCAR) club organized and hosted their annual haunted house event, “St. Lucifer’s Memorial Hospital,” on Saturday, Oct. 26 during Berry’s Halloween weekend. The event was held in the basement of Ford Gym and drew crowds of students eager to see what was in store for this year. Junior Kaitlyn Bradley and senior Dan Plottel, BCAR co-presidents, said they wanted this year to be different in terms of content and focus. “We really tried for a cohesive theme to the layout of the haunted house and I think ‘St. Lucifer’s Memorial Hospital’ was quite useful in drawing our different ideas together,” Bradley said. “Last year we were more focused on psychological fears and we saw that it wasn’t quite as successful as we would have liked. So, this year we  aimed to portray visceral  fears to which people would unthinkingly react (demons, clowns, zombies, etc.).  Everyone seemed really freaked out as we guided them through and all of the actors had a blast making people scream. Scaring you is the point of a haunted house and judging by the amount of yells that were not  coming from our actors, I would say we succeeded.” Sophomore Merle Manuel, BCAR member, was excited to participate and was satisfied with how everything turned out in this year’s event. “One of the rooms I helped out with was truly terrifying, everything was a surprise overall,” Manuel said. “The makeup was great; the actors were great and enthusiastic about scaring people and getting into the spirit of Halloween.” This year, KCAB’s Halloween dance was held in the same location at the same time, which made it easier for students to attend both activities. Bradley said BCAR hopes to be able to continue collaborating with KCAB for the event due to this year’s success and the attention it brings to both organizations. The attendance was estimated to be at approximately 250, which was higher than in previous years. Last year’s attendance was just shy of 200 people.

A Style Column

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Sometimes it’s hard to find clothes that match your individual style. As a longstanding obsessor over menswear, I know this struggle all too well. Apparently a lot of people think that dressing “nicely” is simply too expensive and/or time consuming. What people do not realize is, dressing nicely doesn’t have to be expensive or time consuming. You’re probably not the only one on a budget, so don’t play like you are. We all are. In my early struggles towards stylistic grace, I quickly figured out that it’s actually rather easy to find pieces that are either timeless or statements without taking my Wells Fargo bank account and smashing it over a shrine to Tom Ford, as much as I would like to. Your first step to a new wardrobe should be Goodwill, or a similarly equipped thrift store. Thrift stores like Goodwill are notorious, thanks to the rapper Macklemore’s song “Thrift Shop” for having off-thewall, gaudy and often passé vintage pieces that no one really wants to buy. (Unless you know the rules, and you know how to break them correctly.) Newsflash: Thrift stores have a lot more than neon zebra FUBU jumpsuits. Follow me here: There are a lot of wealthy people in Rome. Goodwill depends on donations of clothing from people in the area which they are built. Basically, wealthy people are funneling clothes into a thrift store. I cannot count the times I’ve found and bought brands like Cole Haan, Brooks Brother’s, Christian Dior, etc in the Rome Goodwill. Sure, brand hunting isn’t the singular goal of shopping but celebrated brands like the ones I’ve just mentioned are time honored to be of both quality and style. You could potentially buy a new wardrobe from Goodwill for well under $100. It’s easy to get bogged down while you’re diving through the stacks of Goodwill proper, but it’s important to walk in with zero expectations. If you’re looking for something very specific, you’ll almost always be disappointed. I go through the racks rather haphazardly, scanning each color, pattern, and texture. I do not stop unless something particularly catches my eye. This emphasizes the time-saving aspect of Goodwill - it’s easy to dismiss so much because it’s either a used McDonalds uniform, or a Christian Dior fitted polo shirt. Guilt-free stylistic gluttony is in good health at Goodwill. Just do not buy sleepwear from thrift stores. That’s just gross. Do you have style questions? Email them to campus_carrier@ berry.edu and Ryder will answer all of your style woes weekly.

JUSTIN DAVIS, asst. photojournalism editor

ZOMBIES ATTACK haunted house visitors as they end their tour. Berry College Alternate Realities’ 11th annual haunted house drew a record number of students.
Senior Brittany Simmons said she liked that the waiting time did not seem as long this year. “It was a huge improvement from last year,” Simmons said. Sophomore Jingyi Yan said, “I enjoyed it and it was not as scary as I thought it would be, so I’m glad. The scariest part for me was to go through the dark tunnel.” Bradley said BCAR is greatly appreciative of everyone who came out and enjoyed the event. She also said she wanted to thank all the volunteers who helped make the event possible and a success. This annual event has been hosted by BCAR since 2002 and they have plans to continue hosting it for the foreseeable future.

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October 31, 2013


Equestrian sweeps at Berry Fall Classic
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The Lady Vikings hunt seat and western teams scored three overall wins in their tournament Saturday and Sunday at the Gunby Equine Center. The Lady Vikings hosted the annual Berry Fall Classic which consisted of two western shows and a hunt seat show. Not only did the classic prove successful for the Lady Vikings, but both teams remain undefeated thus far. The hunt seat team tied for first place with Mississippi College on Saturday, with each team scoring 35 points. On Sunday, the western team won their first show with 30 points and the second with 37 points. Sophomore western rider Taylor Eickhoff said that, although Berry competed in very challenging shows, both teams put forth their best effort and were able to obtain these accomplishments. “I think we’re really helping each other to create a nice support system conducive to a winning team,” Eickhoff said. “We had two riders at this show advance to the next category. Katie McSpadden is now in Advanced Horsemanship for the western team, and Kelsey Cain advanced into Novice Equitation for the hunt seat team. It simply shows the quality of the equestrian program at Berry under head coach Margaret Knight.” Junior hunt seat rider Arden Foster said she was very proud of the efforts made by both teams over the weekend and said she believes

CONTRIBUTED BY ASHLEE MELHADO LADY VIKINGS WESTERN RIDERS UNWIND following the first place finish on Sunday. Both the western and hunt seat teams finished in first.
that they have a good chance of maintaining our name in the Intercollegiate Horse Show (IHSA) world. “Our new riders in both hunt seat and western proved that they were a force to be reckoned with in the show ring,” Foster said. “We had many high placings, and not all on easy horses. Our veteran riders definitely rode hard, and showed that they hadn’t lost their touch over the summer. I think that we accomplished much due to the fact that we hosted and won both shows.” Foster placed third in Novice Equisition for Saturday’s show and Eichkoff placed first in Beginner’s Horsemanship for both shows on Sunday. Foster said that even though they had a home field advantage, it was difficult to focus and rest up when they were responsible for getting everything together and making sure the shows ran smoothly. Foster said the girls would spend countless hours organizing and cleaning the entire barn, taking care of the horses, painting the jumps, stocking the concession stands, and file “Despite having to pull everything together, the girls persevered and were still able to come through with the wins in all three shows,” Foster said. Sophomore hunt seat rider Megan Boswell said that she believes that both teams have a chance to go to nationals. “So far, we are doing very well and we can only grow from here, in skill and as a team,” Boswell said. “Being on the team has really forced me to figure out my priorities and where they lie. My teammates are very helpful and they are one of the reasons that I continue to ride for Berry.” Both teams will return at the Berry Thanksgiving Classic on Saturday, Nov. 16.

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After suffering their first conference loss of the season Friday to the Millsaps College Majors, the Vikings bounced back and secured a 5-0 win over the Birmingham-Southern Panthers Sunday, which was Vikings’ Senior Day. With the win against the Panthers, the Vikings now have a 9-5-2 overall record and a 4-1-1 record in the Southern Athletic Association (SAA). The Panthers fell to 9-6-1 overall and 3-3 in the SAA. Senior Midfielder Josh Hughes scored all of the Vikings’ five goals for the game, and scored all five of them in the first half. He entered the game leading the team, along with sophomore forward Caleb Lucas, with four goals on the season. Hughes had one assist and Lucas had three prior to the game against the Panthers. “It was probably for me a first and a last experience,” Hughes said. “In earlier games, I

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Hughes scores five goals as Vikings shut out Birmingham-Southern
Next, Hughes scored unassisted at 21:49 in the first half, then earned his hat trick at 33:37. The next two goals came at 43:39 and 44:54 respectively. The latter scored with only six seconds remaining in the half. “It was the ‘Josh Hughes Show’ the whole game,” junior forward Christian Fulbright said. The Vikings took 16 total shots at the goal, five of which were directly saved by Panthers’ junior goalkeeper Jonas Heidrich. The Panthers only shot on goal was saved by Vikings sophomore goalkeeper Logan Hill. Freshman goalkeeper Jon Nelson made his collegiate debut and relieved Hill for the final 22 minutes of the game. The Vikings will return to action on Saturday where they will face the Oglethorpe Stormy Petrels (8-3-2) in Atlanta at 3 p.m. for their final regular-season match for the season. “We have a three-way tie at the top of the SAA,” Hughes said. “If we beat Oglethorpe and Millsaps wins, we are SAA regular season co-champions. If we win and Millsaps loses or ties, we are regular season outright champions.”

BRAD TILKA, staff photojournalist

VIKINGS FRESHMAN MIDFIELDER ALEX ROTOLONI PASSES the ball to senior midfielder Samer Hajmurad during the 5-0 victory over the Birmingham-Southern Panthers Sunday.
had trouble scoring just one goal. I guess it was just my day. I am not always the main scorer for the team, but in this game it seemed that every time I got near the ball, it ended up in the back of the net. I never had a game like that.” Senior Defender Kyle Fitting assisted Hughes on his first goal only two minutes and eight seconds into the game.


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Southern Halloweekend
The city of Rome was busy with Halloween-related activities last weekend. The Apocalyptic Block Party and Harvest Moon cupcake eating contest were among the activities held on Broad Street on Saturday. Later that same night Berry held their annual Halloween dance in the Ford Gym.

BERRY ALUMNUS DAN MORGAN (‘98) WON the cupcake eating contest at Harvest Moon.

JUSTIN DAVIS, assistant photojournalism editor OLIVIA MURPHY, photojournalist

LOCALS GATHERED on Broad Street to watch the concert held for the Apocalyptic Block Party.

STUDENTS DRESSED up in all sorts of crazy costumes like Freshman Alondra Guzman and Valerie De Wandel and sophomore Maggie Neja for the Halloween dance.

JUSTIN DAVIS, assistant photojournalism editor

CHARACTERS FILLED Ford Gym, from superheroes to Miley Cyrus, for the Halloween Dance and to tour Berry College Alternate Reality club’s haunted house.