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February 20, 2014

Admissions recruiting strategies aim to maintain current enrollment numbers
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Berry’s recruitment strategy for the immediate future will be focused on maintaining an undergraduate enrollment of 2,100 students, the current level, assistant vice president of enrollment Brett Kennedy said.  Kennedy said with improving retention rates, enrollment is planning on recruiting new freshman classes of similar size to recent years. “Our goals for fall 2014 are to enroll 610 freshmen and 40 transfers,” Kennedy said.   “Based on expected retention rates this will maintain undergraduate enrollment at approximately 2,100 students.” Kennedy said the reason for the recent increase in enrollment is due to the uniqueness of Berry. “The college has made significant investments in campus facilities, the student work program and outstanding faculty and staff,” Kennedy said. “Berry’s recognition by ‘U.S. News & World Report’ as the number one up and coming small liberal arts college in the nation speaks volumes about why students choose Berry.  We offer something different and distinctive that appeals to students and families.” Kennedy said the main goal of the admissions office is to communicate advantages of Berry to prospective students and their families, focusing on prospective students’ specific interests and concerns. “Record entering classes and increased retention rates are the result of talented, academically qualified students choosing the distinctiveness of a Berry education,” Kennedy said. With the significant increase in male enrollment this past year due to football, Kennedy said the trend of more males enrolling at Berry next year will still fall within the 2,100 maximum cap. “Fewer incoming students overall next fall means fewer males as well,” Kennedy said. “Additionally, nearly 100 males enrolled to play football. Approximately 35 to 40 new players are expected next fall.” Associate dean of students Julie Bumpus said that along with the admissions office’s goals, the office of student affairs will continue toward their goal of helping the incoming classes through the transition from high school to college.

“Record entering classes and increased retention rates are the result of talented, academically qualified students choosing the distinctiveness of a Berry education.” -BRETT KENNEDY
“Admissions sets their goals, and then our goals are to take the people that they have admitted and help them transition through the orientation program,” Bumpus said. “[Our goal is] to guarantee that they go from being admitted to being on campus and happy and

knowing where their resources are and feeling like they are part of the Berry family.” Bumpus said she thinks that more students are applying to Berry because of the “magic” that the school possesses. “I think anybody that has had the privilege and pleasure to work here understands it; anybody that has ever gone to school here understands it,” Bumpus said. Bumpus said this “magic” is one of Berry’s traditions. “It’s not new. It’s always been that way, and it’s the combination of the values and the mission of the institution, and it attracts some of the most incredible values-oriented, smart, hard-working students in the world,” Bumpus said. Bumpus also said that no matter the number of students enrolled, Berry students will continue to shine for the college, the community and the world. “I think the future classes will continue to do what the students have always done since the beginning, which is excel in their chosen fields and live very meaningful lives that make the world a better place,” Bumpus said.

Students celebrate Speakers teach Valentine’s Day with about importance of social enterprise KCAB’s skate night
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The Rev. Becca Stevens, founder of the Magdalene program and Thistle Farms, visited Berry on Feb. 17 to speak about the importance of social enterprise and social justice. The Magdalene program, based in Nashville, Tenn., is a residential program for women who have survived lives of prostitution, addiction, trafficking and homelessness. Women who complete the two-year program are provided housing, food, medical care, therapy and job training while living in one of six houses in Nashville with other women who have had similar experiences. Upon graduating from the program, many women are then employed by Thistle Farms, the natural body care company which Stevens founded to provide women from the Magdalene program with job experience. About 150 women have graduated from the Magdalene program since it was founded in 1997, and 72 percent of women who join Magdalene are clean and sober two and a half years after joining, Stevens said. Stevens, an Episcopal priest, said she created Magdalene as a “sanctuary for women” to provide a long-term solution for issues women in Nashville and all over the country were facing. “We started with the mission that we wanted to be a witness to the truth that love is the most powerful force for social change in the world,” Stevens said. “Twenty years later, I believe it now more than ever.” Shana Goodwin, a graduate of the program who now works in sales for Thistle Farms, also spoke. She said she heard about Magdalene from other women she met in jail and on the streets and knew the program could help her. “[Magdalene] has given me a life, something SEE “MAGDALENE”, P. and 2 a I’ve never had before, and a family



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CHELSEA HOAG, asst. photojournalism editor
STUDENTS, INCLUDING GRACE HOPKINS AND JOSHUA WILLIS, DRESSED as members of the Addams Family, attended the couples themed skate night on Valentine’s Day. More photos from the skate night can be found on the back page.

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Speakers discuss how businesses can also serve the community


Police Beat
Medical Assist
On Feb. 12 officers responded to a medical assist call. The student was transferred to Redmond Regional Medical Center.

“[Magdalene] has given me a life, something I’ve never had before, and a family and a belonging and a community,” Goodwin said. “Everything I was looking for in the streets and couldn’t find.” In addition to the six houses in Nashville, the Magdalene program has helped start and created partnerships with about 10 other similar residential programs in cities such as New Orleans, La. and St. Louis, Mo. Magdalene does not receive funding from the state or federal government, but rather relies on private donations and revenue from selling Thistle Farm products. While Thistle Farms does help fund the program, it also provides women from Magdalene with economic independence. “They learn their way around a workplace,” Stevens said. “For some of the women that come, they’ve never had a job before.” Stevens said working at Thistle Farms gives the women involved the opportunity to learn about business and the workforce in a cooperative environment. Stevens’ lecture was sponsored by the Bonner Center, the Campbell School of Business, the Chaplain’s Office and the women’s studies department. Junior JC Albritton, a Bonner scholar who helped organize Stevens’ visit to Berry, said he thought Stevens’ mission aligned with Berry’s mission of serving others. Thistle Farms, he said, is a “meeting of a good business model and giving unto others.” Stevens said she was “glad to be starting a relationship with Berry College.”

CHRISTIAN TURNER, photojournalism editor

SHANA GOODWIN, GRADUATE OF THE MAGDALENE PROGRAM, SPOKE at Berry about her experiences with sexual abuse, addiction and trafficking. She now works in sales for Thistle Farms, a body care product company which provides job experience for women with similar experiences to Goodwin’s. The Magdalene program, a residential program for women, is funded by Thistle Farms, and many women fom Magdalene also have jobs with Thistle Farms.

Many opportunities for mountain biking, trail condition deteriorating
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Technical Malfunction


On Feb. 13 officers responded to Thomas Berry Hall, where a student was stuck in an elevator. The door was opened and an electrician was called to check the elevator and place it out of service until a technician from the elevator company arrives.

Fire Alarm

On Feb. 14 officers responded to a fire alarm at Dana Hall. There was no damage. Officers determined the alarm was set off by burning candles.

Animal Control
On Feb. 16 officers responded to an animal control call at the main entrance and Highway 27.

Berry is known for its 26,000 acres of beautiful land; the campus attracts runners, joggers, hikers, cyclists, rock climbers and horseback riders from the Rome area and beyond. One activity students can participate in is mountain biking. The vast majority of the biking trails are located on mountain campus. However, students living on main campus can access these trails on their bicycles fairly easily via the Viking Trail. From the most intense trails that scale Lavender Mountain all the way up to the House of Dreams, to flatter trails like those by the Old Mill, Berry’s campus offers mountain biking trails and roads for riders of all levels. Each semester, mountain biking courses that count towards kinesiology credits are offered to students. In order to participate, students must have a bike that can handle difficult terrain, a helmet and a spare bike tube. Faculty members who are experienced with mountain biking and are eager to help students learn how to properly take part in the outdoor activity lead the courses.


BERRY OFFERS various mountain biking trails on campus, as well as mountain biking kinesiology courses each semester. Many of the trails are unsustainable, meaning they will lose their good condition over time.
proper biking skills and safe trail conditions, both of which she educates her class about. To teach basic biking skills, Ference begins with smaller hills. To teach students how to make sharp turns on hills, for example, Ference said she takes her class to the Clara Bowl by the Ford Complex and sets up cones. All students are encouraged to sign up if they wish, whether or not they have previous experience mountain biking. Ference said the classes have “all different levels, beginners through advanced.” Students are required to own a mountain bike because many trails, particularly those coming from the House of Dreams, “are in poor condition, with many rocks, and often fallen trees.” “I know many students who have gotten hurt,” Ference said. “It’s steep and you can fall on the loose rocks because the trails are not maintained.” The reason for this is because the trails at Berry are not sustainable, meaning they will wash away over time and lose their good condition. Ference explained a possible solution to this problem. “If you build the trail [the right way], all it takes is a little bit of maintaining,” Ference said. “The current trails are not being maintained.” For example, “a tree will fall on a trail, and it will take a month before someone will remove the tree,” Ference said. Ference said the college “could use a group of students who could potentially do this maintenance, maybe in the form of student work.” Ference and many other bikers are hoping for more sustainable trails because students and visitors would greatly benefit from having a safer trail system on campus. Although the current trails are not technically sustainable, many bikers have taken to voluntarily caring for the trails to ensure they can continue to be used. So, while you may encounter a few logs in your path, at least for now, the trails are still in good enough shape to be ridden on. A map of mountain biking trails on campus is available on Berry’s website.

“The current trails are not being maintained.” -RUTH FERENCE
One of the mountain biking course instructors is Ruth Ference, chair and associate professor of teacher education. Ference is an experienced biker. “I’ve been riding for probably 20 years,” Ference said. “I’ve been riding the trails at Berry for 15 years.” Ference has developed a knowledge of both

Medical Assist
On Feb. 16 officers responded to a medical assist call. The student was transported to Floyd Medical Center.



On Feb. 17 officers responded to a report of a burglary at the Cage Center. The investigation is ongoing.

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Winter Bonfire

The Chaplain’s Office will be hosting a bonfire with coffee, hot chocolate and snacks in Clara Bowl on Feb. 20 at 8 p.m.

“Little Shop of Horrors”

Poker Night

The Berry College Theatre Company’s production of “Little Shop of Horrors” will be performed on Feb. 20, 21, 22 and 23 at 7:30 p.m. in Blackstone Hall. CE

Berry Investment Group is holding a poker night event on Feb. 20 at 8 p.m. in Green 225. The event will be multi-table tournament style and feature no-limit texas hold’em. There will be a $100 prize pool for the top three finishers.

Scholarship Night

Scholarship recipients will line the road from the Berry entrance gate to the Cage Center on Feb. 21 at 5:45 p.m. to show their gratitude to scholarship donors. A dinner will be held in the Cage Center Arena at 7 p.m.

Street Fair

Morton-Lemley will host a street fair on Opportunity Drive on Feb. 21 at 11 p.m. The event will feature snacks and carnival games.

Comedy Duo

KCAB will be presenting the comedy duo Frangela at 8 p.m. on Feb. 22 in Krannert Ballroom.

Senior Recital

Senior Liz Robbins will be performing her senior recital on Feb. 23 at 2:30 p.m. in Frost Chapel.

Guest Speaker Julia Garcia

Peer Educators is hosting Julia Garcia, who will be sharing her story of excessive college partying. Garcia will be speaking on Feb. 24 at 6 p.m. in Evans Auditorium.

Trail of Tears Lecture Series

Historian Tim Alan Garrison will present a public lecture, “Culpability for the Trail of Tears: The Trial of Andrew Jackson,” on Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. in Spruill Ballroom. CE

Blacks In Latin America

Dr. Timothy Knowlton will lead a discussion about the various racial groups in Latin America after a movie presentation on Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. in Krannert Ballroom. CE

“Dusk Rings a Bell”

Students Koby Boatwright and Shira Pollio will be presenting the play “Dusk Rings a Bell,” which is about the murder of a gay student, on Feb. 26 and 27 at 7:30 p.m. in Krannert Underground. CE

Viking Fusion honored for animated video collaboration
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Viking Fusion has been recognized by the Broadcast Education Association’s (BEA) Festival of Media Arts for the second consecutive year. The animated video “The Calculus Priority Dispute” received second place in the national competition’s Two-Year/Small College Video Production category. The video, which tells the story of a dispute between two 17th century mathematicians, is a collaboration between Eric McDowell, professor and department chair of mathematics, senior Josy Roman, studio assistant coordinator for Viking Fusion, and senior Michael Baldvins, executive director for Viking Fusion. McDowell developed the idea and wrote the song for the video, while Roman and Baldvins produced the video. McDowell said he became interested in the history of calculus after reading “e: The Story of a Number” by Eli Maor and decided to write a song about it. He approached Viking Fusion last spring with the idea of creating a music video. McDowell said he gave Roman and Baldvins “creative license” to make the video. “What they came up with is phenomenal,” McDowell said. “The Calculus Priority Dispute” is the first video that Viking Fusion has created which has been completely animated, Steven Hames, Viking Fusion advisor, said. Baldvins said Roman did most of the preproduction work, including the storyboard, and she split the production work with him. Baldvins said he created the art assets for the video, including the 3-D backgrounds and props. The video combined 2-D and 3-D animation, and alumnus Nathan Sutton (13) helped with animation for the characters in the video. Hames said the animation style was modeled after the British comedy group Monty Python. “The Calculus Priority Dispute” was McDowell’s fifth collaboration with Viking Fusion. He has also contributed to “Roll Call,” “Derivative Rag,” “Jammy Pants” and “Mr. Mathman.” “Roll Call,” another collaboration between Roman and McDowell, won second place with BEA last year. The video will be shown at BEA’s annual convention in Las Vegas, Nev. in April.


VIKING FUSION RECEIVED second place in the Broadcast Education Association’s national competition in the Two-Year/Small College video production category. The video “The Calculus Priority Dispute” was a collaboration between mathematics professor and department chair Eric McDowell and seniors Josy Roman and Michael Baldvins from Viking Fusion.


Class Officer Positions: Rising Sophomore, Junior, and Senior Class President, Vice-President, Treasurer, and Secretary

Nominations: February 18th - February 25th Campaigning begins February 25th after SGA Meeting Class Officer Speeches March 18th in Krannert Lobby 11:00am Executive Officer Speeches March 18th at SGA 7:00pm Voting: March 18th & 19th
Executive Officer Positions (Paid Level 4-5 Positions) Executive President (Rising Junior or Senior), Vice-President of Administration (Rising Junior or Senior), Vice-President of Service, Secretary, and Treasurer.

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February 20, 2014



The benefits of required courses
Berry is a liberal arts college where there are various courses that educate the students and help them find out their career path. Here, the general education classes are a bit of a challenge. When a freshman asks, “What is an easy class I can take?” the usual (and unfortunate) response they’ll receive is, “There isn’t one (except maybe an HPE).” For the most part, Berry’s general education classes seem to be treated as major classes. This can either make someone frustrated or grateful that they are given a challenge, but the typical response is frustrated. Even though this can possibly cause someone’s grade point average to dwindle, Berry is doing the right thing to intensify a general education class like they would a major one. According to the University of La Verne, national statistics may vary but most state that around 50-70 percent of students change their majors at least once. Also, 50 percent of college graduates pursue careers not related to their majors. A lot of people are not completely sure of what they want to do after they graduate and general education courses can help. A way to decide a major or a different career path is to take other required courses, whether they be chemistry, sociology, women’s and gender studies, etc. Even though they are introduction classes, a lot of time and work must be put into them. They can help us determine our interests. Also, Berry professors are passionate about their subject(s) of choice, and teaching an “easy A” course would seem like a waste of their hard work and enthusiasm. For most of the professors, their introduction classes are for majors and non-majors. They have to try to benefit the majors more and make the classes challenging. Maybe these “hard” general education classes aren’t too terrible after all. Who knows, maybe one could even change your career path or interests.

Be proud of what is given to us
At the Georgia Press College Association (GCPA) conference a couple weekends ago, I had the opportunity to sit down with college newspaper editors from across the state and discuss different problems each of our newspapers faced. What I heard from everyone else truly opened my eyes. While I was prepared to talk about staff-training techniques, printer issues and other technical difficulties every paper faces, these other editors dove right in to problems with their school administrations, staff budgeting problems and other issues that simply aren’t an issue here. Many of these papers receive no funding whatsoever from their respective schools. Most of those who do receive funding are given a set amount to spend on equipment, printing and even staff pay. Berry, on the other hand, allows our staff to use facilities, including the ability to print off multiple copies of each page on printer paper for editing, for free. Each of our paid staff members is covered under student work, so the only thing our paper has to pay for is sending our paper to a printer for distribution; that is covered by selling advertisements. Even with this aid from Berry, the administration in no way expects us to always write positive articles about Berry. In fact, vice president of student affairs Debbie Heida and associate dean of students Julie Bumpus make sure our staff know that they respect our right to free speech. As long as we aren’t being libelous, they will not come down on the paper. Many schools present at the conference went into detail about their corrupt administrations; luckily, the Berry administration has given us no reason to believe they are covering up corruption. Of course, as a private institution, Berry is not required to disclose most financial or otherwise sensitive information in the same way public colleges are. Yet, Berry staff have (for the most part) been very cooperative with us when we needed information. I know this sounds like a PSA for Berry; I promise it isn’t. I’m just now realizing how lucky we are to be at a school that respects our right to be journalists.

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Help make people feel comfortable with changing
Everybody hates a hypocrite. The guy who won’t stop talking about how close-minded people are long enough to let anyone else get an opinion in edgewise. The leader who kicks their feet up and then accuses you of not putting in enough effort. You know who I’m talking about. You can’t take them at their word because they’ve never given you any reason to believe that they’ll follow through. This isn’t news. You recognize who these people are. Some of you may have clenched fists at the memory of having to deal with them in the past. The problem is you’re one of them. I know I am. We all have bad days, days when we doubt ourselves, days when we slip up, days when we have changes of heart, and words we wouldn’t have said yesterday suddenly slip our mouths. Sometimes it’s a relief, to get something out that you’ve been hiding for so long, and other times you wish you hadn’t said anything: you didn’t mean it, you weren’t ready. Our culture prefers stagnancy to truth, and when people “change,” we point fingers and demand explanations. But no one is immune to acting out of “character.” We build personas for ourselves, but there will always be a disconnect between your personally defined inner self and the external you that others perceive. While you may have changed internally, others have yet to see that change, and when they do, they may interpret it as a threat to their status quo. Though your growth is your business, they may want an explanation. The you they thought they could wrap their minds around has shifted, and in your doing so, you’ve upset their worldview. If you want to keep this person in your life, try to explain your thought processes and help them realize this change is for the better, but if the change splits you apart, look for people who love you for you and want you to feel comfortable in your own skin, growing and evolving as you need to. If people do change, you should accept them for the person they are striving to become instead of throwing their past back in their face. Let people change. Reinforcing stagnancy by labeling these changes hypocrisy, reacting strongly when someone voices a different opinion from one they voiced earlier, prevents people from feeling comfortable with showing change. Part of this is the need to accept for yourself that it is okay to grow and change and express that. Try to ignore past preconceptions and, as John Green says in his book “Paper Towns,” “imagine others complexly.” See others as people from whom you can learn. While some may prevent others from growing in a positive way, the opposite is also true. From the same novel, Green writes, “what a treacherous thing to believe a person is more than a person.” Be careful of idealizing a person to the point that they become, in your mind, flawless. When you idolize someone, they become one sided and flat. So when they act against the paragon you have structured in your head, you see them as a hypocrite and doubt their past actions. But people are allowed to make mistakes. Wrongs don’t negate rights. People are gray scale and full of lights and darks. Learn to look for and embrace complexity. The word hypocrite still has a negative connotation, but I invite you to think twice before calling someone one. What one may call hypocrisy, another would call redemption or integrity. Sometimes people simply cannot see that what they are saying goes against their actions. But sometimes, people consciously choose to change themselves. Breaking that status quo is difficult, and becoming a more receptive and open person invites others to feel comfortable creating and recreating themselves.


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Judge women political leaders by work, not marital status
Hillary Clinton has been coming under fire lately. Clinton, former secretary of state, U.S. senator and first lady, is considered a potential presidential nominee for the Democratic Party in 2016. However, the media’s recent focus has not been on Clinton herself, but rather her husband’s affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky which ultimately led to his 1998 impeachment and acquittal. Sen. Rand Paul, a Republican from Kentucky, brought the issue back into the spotlight when he appeared on “Meet the Press” on Jan. 26 and called attention to Bill Clinton’s “predatory behavior.” When host David Gregory asked Paul if Hillary Clinton should be judged based on her husband’s affair, Paul said he thinks “sometimes it’s hard to separate one from the other.” Mitt Romney, 2012 Republican presidential nominee, later appeared on “Meet the Press” and defended Hillary Clinton, saying she should not have to explain her husband’s affair should she run for president herself. Clinton is not the only female politician whose marital choices have been attacked recently. Democratic Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis, who is running for governor this year, was forced to explain details of her past marriage last month after the Dallas Morning News published an in-depth story claiming that she had divorced when she was 21 years old, not 19 as she had said previously. Davis says that while the divorce was not finalized until she was 21, she was separated at 19 and was her daughter’s sole caregiver at that time. Both Clinton and Davis have devoted their lives to politics and have been successful in advocating causes they believe in. Clinton was the most traveled secretary of state in U.S. history and debated and met with leaders from 112 countries during her four-year tenure. As first lady of Arkansas, she worked to expand access to medical care for the state’s rural poor, and later, as first lady of the United States, she helped create the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women and became an advocate for women’s rights. Davis gained national attention last year when she held an 11 hour filibuster to block Senate Bill 5, which restricted access to abortion in Texas. Davis’ speech, along with protests from the crowd and Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, who is now her running mate in the gubernatorial race, helped delay voting on the bill. While the bill did pass in another session, the filibuster helped Davis establish herself as an up-and-coming feminist politician. She also led a 2011 filibuster to oppose a bill which would have cut $4 billion in funding for public schools. When a politician’s role as a wife, rather than her accomplishments, ideas and policies, become the media’s focus voters are misinformed. Voters will never know the details of Davis’ divorce and the Clintons’ marriage, and they are not entitled to know. The ideas and legislation politicians support is what should be voted on—not the choices they make about their relationships. Judging women in politics based on their marital status also sends the message that no matter what they accomplish, they will always be defined by their husbands and be seen as wives first, political leaders second. While both Clinton and Davis happen to be liberal, the struggles they face are not limited to Democrats. All women in politics, regardless of their party affiliation, work hard to be heard in a heavily male environment. They are mothers and wives, but they have their own ideas about issues and policies, and these should be the focus.

“What’s been your favorite class you’ve taken [at Berry]?”

“Introduction to Philosophy.”
Adam Hebert, Freshman

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“Self Defense.”

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The road to legendary: U.S. hockey
T.J. Oshie heroically led team USA in the final stages of an astounding eight-round shoot-out, scoring on four of six attempts to defeat the Russians in front of their home fans and Russian president Vladimir Putin. The Bolshoi Ice Dome fell silent. Oshie and the United States secured a 3-2 victory in the much-anticipated preliminaryround game. Even though this game against the mighty Russian hockey team was only in the early stages of the Olympic tournament, it strengthen the belief many already possessed – this team can win the gold. Not only do I believe Team USA will win gold this year, I think they will prove to be the best US hockey team of all time. Not since the 1980 Olympics in Lake Placid, N.Y., has so much excitement about a US Olympic hockey team been generated – and with good reason. The 1980 team, comprised solely of amateur and collegiate hockey players, came into the Olympics as massive underdogs. No one believed they would stand a chance against their Cold War rivals, the Soviet Union. Yet, despite being crushed by the Soviets by a score of 10-3 days before the opening ceremonies, the Americans pulled off a massive victory against the Russians in the semifinal matchup which has since been known as the “Miracle on Ice.” In Sochi this year, the American team is markedly different from the 1980 team. This year, the Americans are favorites amongst the historic powerhouse hockey countries of Canada and Russia. This American side features all-stars from the National Hockey League. The Americans showed their grit and determination to beat the Russians on their home ice. Three days later, on Feb. 19, the Americans crushed the Czech Republic in their quarterfinal matchup 5-2. The Russians, on the other hand, were unable to recover from their defeat by the Americans three days earlier, losing to Finland 3-1. Next for the Americans is a semifinal date with Canada, our friends to the north, who, until now, have been able to confidently assert that they are better than America in one sport: hockey. I’m sorry to say, Canada, I believe your time of hockey dominance is up. The Americans are scheduled to play Canada on Feb. 21, and it is sure to be an instant classic. Should the Americans beat Canada, they will face either Sweden or Finland in the final for a chance to claim gold. The United States has not won gold in hockey since the legendary 1980 team pulled off the miraculous against the Soviets in New York. Now, 34 years later, the Americans are striking fear in their opponents. When watching this team play hockey, it is nearly impossible to not feel patriotic. In my opinion, this American team is knocking on the door to become legendary. And believe me when I say they will not go down without a fight.

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be cigarettes or pipes, it is just smoking in general. So as far as we know, e-cigs fall under smoking as well.” Until more information is released about e-cigs, residence life will be “erring on the side of caution” so that they maintain a safe environment in the residence halls. Hearn did say that as more is learned there will be possible Viking Code changes to either ban or allow e-cigs. Berry College President Stephen R. Briggs offered his thoughts on electronic cigarettes. “As a smoking cessation tool, it’s great," Briggs said. "But I’m worried it will encourage smoking,” Even though e-cigs are more commonly used as a tool to help quit smoking rather than starting to smoke, he says, “[Smoking and vaping] is a choice. But if we’re promoting wellness, it’s not a choice we want to encourage. It usually doesn’t lead to good outcomes.” While e-cigs are still under the same regulations as tobacco products, people who do not know anything about e-cigs are misunderstood of what they really are and their purpose. Sophomore Kate Agnew told a story about a faculty member confronting her because she was smoking too close to the building. When Agnew told her it was a not a real cigarette, she continued to tell her she needed to “put it out.” Since electronic cigarettes have only been around for about 10 years, many people are ill-informed about them and do not see a difference. So electronic cigarette or not, it must be smoke or vapoed within 50 feet of a building entrance. Until the public gains a greater understanding of e-cigs, we cannot expect to see changes in law or reactions. As this industry grows, we can expect to see more changes in institutions such as our campus, but until then they are being held to the same rules as anything other device used to smoke.

Berry's take on Electronic Cigarettes
Electronic cigarettes (e-cigs) have been raising some hype around Berry’s campus lately. These vaporizer cigarettes can come in the form of a cigarette, cigar, or pipe and some even look like ballpoint pens. They contain a reusable or replaceable nicotine cartridge that produces a similar sensation to tobacco smoking products but without the smoke. Instead, a vapor, similar to water vapor, is released that is not harmful to others. You might have seen some people smoking these in public places on or off campus. There are not yet any national or state laws prohibiting these electronic cigarettes in public places. However, here at Berry, they are forbidden from residence halls as well as all other campus buildings. Ellen Hearn, area coordinator for residence life, says that “when we look at the Viking Code, it does not discriminate against what is being smoked whether it


Above: Sophomore Kate Agnew is vaping with one of many different styles of electronic cigarettes. One of the benefits of electronic cigarettes is that the nicotine solution comes in multiple flavors ranging from fruit to coffee and even to tobacco. Far left: The particular electronic cigarette pictured lights up at the end to let the user know it is properly working. Left: Most electronic cigarettes are made up of two parts and can be charged via a portable charger (pictured behind the electronic cigarette).



Electronic Cigarettes by the numbers

Each e-cig cartridge lasts Each cartridge the the lastsapproximately approximately same amount of time same amount of time as 25 as 25 tobacco cigarettes. tobacco cigarettes.

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“I think they should not be allowed in the dorms because the nicotine still smells.” Zach Carnill, Sophomore “I really don’t care, but I think they are stupid.” Maggie Stansell, Freshman “While it is not harmful to people around you, it is still distracting in a classroom setting, but as far in a dorm room and as long as your roommates don’t mind the smell, I don’t have a problem with it.” Sam Alexander, Senior “Honestly, since it is only water vapor, we could have a water vapor section in Valhalla or other public places. I used to smoke them, and they helped me quit all together, so I don’t feel like they should bother anyone.” Whitley Caver, Junior

asst. features editor


"What do you think the policy for electronic Cigarettes should be on campus?"

“I don’t think they should be allowed in campus buildings. Just keep them outside, folks.” Elizabeth Walker, Sophomore

Parts of an Electronic Cigarette
Heating vapor coil Operation mode sensor LED ash

Lithium ion battery Filter Atomization chamber Smart chip controller (liquid container) The e-CiG is first 2004: Nictonene Regular Cigarette: 14-21 MG developed in Beijing, China by


of E-Cigarette users quit smoking entirely.

levels inhaled by an average smoker per day using a:

Electronic Cigarette:

3.36 MG

Hon Lik.

E-Cigs Introduced to the United States.


February 20, 2014


Cheap, legal music options
asst. entertainment editor You don’t have to pay per song in order to enjoy music legally. With music subscription services, you pay a flat monthly price to enjoy unlimited access to commercial-free music at home and on the go.
Spotify offers approximately 20 million songs, and is known mostly for its feature that lets you create your own station based on a single track, artist or playlist. While Spotify offers a free option to listen to music with the occasional commercial, it offers two different packages for unlimited commercial free music. The cheapest package, “Unlimited,” costs $4.99 a month and allows you to listen to unlimited commercial free music on your laptop and desktop. The second package, “Premium,” costs $9.99 for a 50 percent student discount, reducing the cost to $4.99 a month for up to 4 years. The third package, “Unlimited Family” ($17.99 a month), allows you to combine two Unlimited accounts. Third, fourth and fifth accounts can be added to family packages for half price. Rdio is available in all the same formats as Spotify. The Rdio app allows you to browse your synced music offline on your “collection.” There your music is organized alphabetically by artist and then a month and adds on to Unlimited with the feature of being able to listen to your music offline. Spotify can be accessed via a web player, computer program and Blackberry, Android, Windows Phone, iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The Spotify app allows you to add songs to a playlist, sync them to your mobile device and listen to them offline. The apps do have their disadvantages, though; synced songs can only be organized based on the time they are added. So if you’d prefer to browse your music by album. Music is only played continuously when songs are from the same album. Another feature of the app is the ability to change songs being played on your Rdio account on your desktop with your mobile device, and vice versa. One disadvantage to Rdio is if you choose to connect your account to Facebook, privacy is very limited. While there is an option to choose who follows you, there is no private session option like the one seen in Spotify. alphabetically by artist, album or title, you’re out of luck. Spotify offers the option to connect your account to Facebook. If you do this, you have the option of following your friends and seeing what music they are listening to. If this isn’t appealing to you, or if you are a closet One Direction fan, you can easily hide what you’re listening to by turning on “private session.” Spotify also features a discover mode for both paid and free accounts that allows users to explore music based on their past likes.


Rdio (ar-dee-oh), another music subscription service offering around 20 million songs, offers three different paid packages as well as a free option. The first package “Web,” is $4.99 a month and gives you unlimited access to ad-free music streaming on a desktop. The second package, “Unlimited” ($9.99 a month), has all the advantages of the first package, but also allows you to sync your music to your mobile device, giving you offline access. As a Berry student, you can opt


With 13 million songs, Slacker is a music subscription service known for its hand-picked rather than algorithm based library. Like Spotify and Rdio, Slacker has both free and paid versions. Its paid package includes “Radio plus” which is $3.99 a month. Radio plus includes ad-free listening, unlimited song skipping, access to ABC news station, access to ESPN radio and the option to sync your customized station to your mobile for offline listening. The second paid package is “Premium” ($9.99 a month). Premium offers all the features of Radio plus as well as the option to listen to any song or album

on demand and create and sync playlists to your mobile devices, so you can have music on the go. Slacker is available in all of the same formats as Spotify and Rdio. While Slacker’s formats are just as diverse as Spotify and Rdio, its mobile apps are not all created equal. Some features, such as the ability to listen to customized stations offline and the ability to sync playlist to your mobile device, are not yet available on all smartphone platforms. Unlike Spotify and Rdio, Slacker’s most basic features can be used without having to set up an account. However, if you like the idea of sharing your

music collection with your friends, then you are in luck. Slacker also features the ability to set up an account using Facebook or Google+ (for those of you who actually use

Google+). If you tend to be more private when it comes to your listening history, there is an option to set up an account with just your email address.


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Celestial exhibit opens in Moon Gallery

PHOTOS BY CHRISTIAN TURNER, photojournalism editor

THE NEW MOON GALLERY EXHIBIT, “ATMOSPHERES,” FEATURES the work of University of Tulsa professor Chuck Tomlins (pictured left with Berry Associate Professor of Art, Jere Lykins) and former Berry professor Tommy Mew. The show will run through Feb. 28, and includes artwork created by Mew’s granddaughter. Select pieces have been featured in countries such as Germany, Italy, France, Austria and Switzerland. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

New Chinese takeout restaurant does not disappoint

With fresh-made, highly flavorful food, huge portions and reasonable prices, Happy Wok may be the best Chinese restaurant in Rome. Located in the Charles Hight Square shopping center near Publix, Happy Wok opened on Feb. 16. my girlfriend and I went around 9 p.m., one hour before closing, to get dinner. We had driven by earlier in the day, and the parking area near the restaurant was packed; it was relatively empty when we arrived, however. The restaurant itself is nothing unique; it looks like a normal Chinese takeout restaurant with a couple tables. But Happy Wok claims to be a “New Yorkstyle takeout restaurant,” so this atmosphere works for them. I ordered shrimp lo mein and crab rangoon (eight per order), and my

girlfriend ordered sautéed teriyaki chicken with rice; we also ordered steamed dumplings (eight per order) to share. The first thing we tried were the dumplings. Served with a special soy sauce-based dipping sauce, these dumplings were some of the freshest-tasting I’ve ever had. They were still a bit doughy, which was great; the filling was a pork and vegetable mix. They were tasty by themselves, but the dipping sauce brought extraordinary flavors to the mix. The large array of flavors and spices made these dumplings especially delicious. While I’m on the topic of appetizers, the crab rangoon I ordered were superior to any I’ve had from a restaurant in Rome. Many Chinese restaurants go light on the crab (or imitation crab) meat and load rangoon with cream cheese and garlic. Happy Wok, on the other hand, fills their triangular rangoon with lots of crab and adds cream cheese as a complement. My shrimp lo mein was not the best item on the menu. The shrimp

was noticeably not fresh, which can be attributed to the fact that we live in a landlocked region. Beyond that, the lo mein was a little overcooked. There was a good variety of vegetables in the lo mein, though, and it was overall a satisfying meal. The teriyaki chicken, on the other hand, was a delicious blend of chicken, peppers, onions and other vegetables and spices. The dish was a little light on the chicken compared to the vegetables, but I didn’t mind. The vegetables were good enough on their own to make a meal. With most dishes running between $5-10 (house specials get a little pricier, but nothing is more expensive than $13), the portions of food served are well worth the price. The service was friendly, and the confusion that is usually present when ordering food over the phone was absent from the conversation. If you’ve got a few bucks lying around, I would highly recommend giving Happy Wok a try, even if it’s just to get an order of dumplings.

PAUL WATSON, editor-in-chief

HAPPY WOK OFFERS an affordable selection of Chinese, American and ChineseAmerican dishes that are sure to please even the most discerning fan of Chinese takeout. The newly-opened restaurant is open 11 a.m. -10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Saturday and 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday.

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February 20, 2014


Swimming sets records at SAA Championships
asst. sports editor
The Vikings and Lady Vikings swimming and diving teams travelled to Birmingham, Ala. last weekend to finish their 2013-2014 season at the Southern Athletic Association (SAA) Conference Championship. The Vikings competed against six other DIII schools during the meet. Swimmers broke multiple conference records, and several swimmers achieved personal bests in scores and times. The Vikings placed first in several events and placed on the podium for several others. Senior Graydon McCrite placed first in the 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle and 100 backstroke. His time of 20.63 seconds on the 50 freestyle was a new SAA conference record and qualified him for the DIII national meet, which will take place in March. Junior Conor Monaghan won two events for the Vikings, placing first in the 100 and 200 butterfly. He also placed second in the 200 individual medley. Monaghan’s swims secured him a



THE SWIMMING AND DIVING TEAMS COMPETED in the Southern Athletic Association Conference Championship last weekend.
DIII national cut. McCrite and Monaghan also competed in the 200 freestyle relay with junior Johnathon Purdy and sophomore Cameron Grant. They finished in first place with a time of 1:22.74, a DIII national cut and SAA conference record. In the Lady Vikings’ events, Senior Rachel Sandoval finished first place in the 50 and 100 freestyle events, setting new SAA record times in both events with times of 24.13 and 52.44, respectively. Sophomore Janelle Spanjers set a new Berry record in the 100 breast stroke with a time of 1:08.98. Spanjers placed sixth in the 200 breast stroke and fourth in the 500 freestyle. In the woman’s 200 freestyle relay, Sandoval and Spanjers set a new school record with sophomore Hannah Johnson and sophomore Stephanie

Stadnick. “Overall, it was the best [meet] we have ever had.” McCrite said. “We had a lot of podiums, and everyone dropped time overall.” Sandoval said that she is proud of the team for their strong work ethic and perseverance. “My favorite part about swimming this season was the positive attitudes of everyone on the team,” Sandoval said. “We all endured some really tough workouts, but all of that hard work paid off at conference. The men’s 400 relay stood out because of the great comeback that our team was able to make after falling behind early on to Birmingham Southern. They ended up tying, which is something that I had never witnessed in a relay before.” Coach Paul Flinchbaugh said the team’s performance was exceptional across the board during the meet. “They were very disciplined, and we saw a 100 percent time drop with our swimmers across all events,” Flinchbaugh said. “We have five swimmers who made the national qualifying cuts for the division national championship in March.” Overall, the men finished in fourth and the women finished in sixth at the SAA Championship.

Vikings football recruiting for next season
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Last fall, the Vikings football team made history by being the first ever to play for Berry. Immediately after the season ended, head coach Tony Kunczewski and the rest of his coaching staff prepared to hit the road and begin the recruiting process. Since November, Berry has had approximately 120-150 visitors for the football program. On their visits, the young men interacted with some of the school’s current players, got a campus tour by Presidential Ambassadors and finally met the coaching staff. “We essentially took one week after the season, and we got everything organized, and we went out and started recruiting to the various high schools in Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Tennessee and North and South Carolina, which are our main areas,” Kunczewski said. Offensive coordinator Rich Duncan said that in the recruiting process, they do not particularly look to recruit for one certain position. “We’re not really focused on just one side of the ball, but of course we want to make sure we find guys we feel can start for places where we may lack depth,” Duncan said. Kunczewski said that they want to look for players who can fill multiple roles, but there are certain positions the staff knows they need to focus on. “We wanted to replenish every position,” Kunczewski said. “But there are three areas [in which] I would say we needed a little more improvement. These include interior defensive lineman, some of our secondary and more players that can be explosive on offense.” Kunczewski also said he is looking for players who will fit Berry’s philosophy and standards. “We’re looking for guys that fit this program but also suit Berry as well,” Kunczewski said. “It’s especially important that we find individuals who work well for the school, and I’m proud to say that I feel we’ve done a good job of doing that with our current guys fitting with this campus.” The players recruited for this season have proven to mold well with the Berry community. “We never expected to have all of our players from the first season,” Kunczewski said. “Right now, we have 74 players involved, and we’d like to keep our roster anywhere from about 90-110 players. We feel like anything higher than that makes it harder to really build team chemistry and it’s important to us and the program to create that family atmosphere.” Duncan said that the process isn’t over yet. “We’re a very young football team, so we want to make sure we can recruit players for each position and so far, our class in general, is really solid,” said Duncan. So far, the football team has some form of commitment from 18 players, and Kunzewski said the program can expect announcements in the coming weeks on those who will officially become a part of the Berry community next season. “I’m very proud of the guys we have coming in, and we’re excited about the direction the program is going in,” Kunczewski said. The Vikings will open up the 2014 against the Maryville College Scots on Saturday, Sept. 6 at 1:30 p.m. in Maryville, Tenn.

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February 20, 2013


Starstruck skate night
The theme of skate night was “Famous Couples.” Last weekend students filled Fun Wheels skating rink in their best and most creative costumes to kick off the weekend with their “famous” friends.

STUDENTS HIT the floor as the music starts up.

JUNIOR GRANT PHILLIPS AND SOPHOMORE ANNAKATE SHEPHERD WIN the best famous couples costume contest. They dressed up as Scott Disick and Kourtney Kardashian.


CREATIVE COSTUMES ARE everywhere as students take it upon themselves to push the boundaries of “famous couples.”

ABOUT 100 STUDENTS TOOK part in the Valentine’s Day skate night.

PHOTOS BY CHELSEA HOAG, assistant photojournalism editor