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March 17, 2006!

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The Lee
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Volume 1, Issue 7

SP R I NG B R EA K

Th e st or i e s a n d p h ot os f rom an u n f org e t t ab l e we e k
Remember the times when spring break meant more than fun and friendship? Do you recall the glory days when the time off centered Heather Rawleigh around a quiet time hrawle00@leeu.edu to study and catch up on work? Good, we don’t remember either and we don’t want to. Today break is about fun, excitement, adventure, and rest. The Voices of Lee was blessed to bathe in the sunlight on the beach (right), special students had the opportunity to meet the famous contemporary Christian musical artist: Steven Curtis Chapman (with Mandi Read below, and Kyle Philippi on page three) during Winterfest, and a few even learned that fruit drinks in Las Vegas were better than anything the water fountains at Lee has to offer.

Gwen Hill found her spring break adventure in Ireland. “It was almost as if we stepped in a movie set for the Lord of the Rings trilogy. There was definitely some gorgeous scenery. I would have to say one of my favorite parts about it was the fact that sheep are everywhere and they are crazy and fearless. They will sleep in the middle of the road without a

Some students found that their break plans took them far away from Lee... and even from the United States. “The most interesting thing that happened to me over Spring Break was getting to see Hadrian's Wall in nothern England,” said Lauren Adkins. “It was meant to keep the Scottish out of England because the Romans couldn't conquer them. Anyway, it was just fascinating to see that the wall still remains about six feet tall after almost 2,000 years! When the Romans built something, they built it to last!”

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rhythm of the music, and that was my spring break.” “I went to Florida,” tells Lavinia Balint, “and while there I went with some friends to a Polynesian restaurant that was way too expensive for a college student, but it was fun. We watched the many hula dances and fire dances of Hawaii and other Polynesian Islands, and then watched as white American volunteers helplessly tried to imitate them.” One student, Sonja Palmer, found that her spring break helped her to decide her path in life. “One of the highlights of my trip was playing laser tag and coming in last out of thirty people...after this experience I ruled out sniper as a career.” Kaitlyn Sirico’s spring break was a full adventure. “First I went to a visiting for a girl that died giving birth to her son. I went to high school with her. Then I went to her funeral the next day. It was good because all of us that came into town for it got to hang out three days in a row. On Tuesday I went to Orlando [to stay] for three days. I went with some friends from high school to Islands of Adventure all day Wednesday, where my friend lost his keys on the very first ride (the Hulk). Thursday I meet up with two people from Lee in Destin, FL (Josh Coyle and Rachle Heath) for coffee. I got to go to lunch care in the world. Sleep seemed to be a highlight of spring break for many students. “I went skiing with my family in Snow Shoe, West Virginia,” said Ramah Helms. “Besides my parents telling me to wake up I had a wonderful time!” When Scott Crawford came back to Cleveland after a few days in Nashville, he treasured his rest as well: “Thursday, Friday, and Saturday just kind of blended together into one long sleep fest.” For some Lee students, spring break was a chance to indulge in once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Hannah Whitney traveled to Florida and Disney World along with the Ladies of Lee. “Disney World was very cold,” she tells, “and all of us were wearing shorts and tank tops. At the end of the day, we were all supposed to meet up with Mrs. Hyberger before we left. She was late and we were freezing, so we huddled together like
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Saturday I went to the restaurant I used to work at and had dinner with my family. Sunday I came back to Cleveland. Oh yeah and I sold two of my horses over break. I was busy, to say the least... I think I need a break from spring break.” Some students were able to spend break with their friends. “Spring break was awesome,” says Elyse Sadtler. “It was the first time I'd ever spent a spring break with friends. My two roommates and I went to my house in Florida and spent a wonderful week lounging at the beach and having some great bonding time. It was a blast!” Unfortunately, not all was fun and games and adventure. For some students, spring break was simply broken. Ashley Kaye’s trip to Michigan nearly became a nightmare. “I thought I was going to be stuck at the Chicago O'Hare airport Sunday night because they shut it down for some time, but I made it back safely to Cleveleeheadlines.blogspot.com"

land after sitting on the runway for four hours in a small plane.” “I stayed in Cleveland,” laments ReAnn Laney. “And what's worse is that I'm from Cleveland and I live in the dorms. The lounges were shut, so I didn't get to watch cable for an entire week. Cleveland was extremely boring, I can't make this clear enough. BORING!” Another Lee student, Kacy West, was determined to have an enjoyable spring break, despite remaining at the dorms. “I stayed here at our lovely Lee home. Much of the time was spent lamenting over my loneliness; some was spent in quiet reflection.” By taking walks in the evening and watching the sunrise on a quiet campus, Kacy was able to enjoy her solitary break. “Spring break was not exciting for me; it was not fun; it was not ideal. But it was good, nonetheless. Very good.” Whether you spent it at home or abroad, we hope you had a “very good” spring break too. If nothing else,
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it was a good opportunity to not attend classes for an entire week... and get away with it. Who doesn’t appreciate a good vacation? Now let’s just hope that we can make it to Easter....

Facebook! ! Corner
Groups of the week:
Carolina Girls are the B e s t i n t h e Wo r l d
Three groups, two states, one gender.... It sounds like the making of a horror film, but no, in reality it defines something much prettier and sweeter: Carolina girls. ! The insanity is that the Lee University Facebook has three entire groups dedicated to young women from North and South Carolina. They must REALLY be the best in the world if they’re loved that much! The groups only have a combined total of sixty members, so guys of Lee: be on your mark! The “best” ladies of Lee are a slim minority!

Creators: Meredith Hatcher, Leslie Gautier, and Meagan Brown

Image Credits
Spring break images were taken by various Lee students and posted on Facebook.

Write for us
Interested in submitting news, poems, or stories for publication in “The Lee Headlines”? Simply e-mail us at leeheadlines@yahoo.com with digital content for review. We’ll be glad to see your best work!
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I am the resurrection and the light. Adam Rodrigeus

I am the resurrection and the light. We who believes in me shall not perish but have eternal life. With me man will be saved; I am man's creator. He who worships me shall inherit the kingdom. For I am pure, I am the maker. I am the wise. I am the defier of death. I am love, I am the spirit, son, and I am the Father. For I am one in three. I am all things. Infinity describes my knowledge, and in the same way my love. I died for you, and gave you my son. With the spirit I resurrected. For I am one in three. Follow the light. Follow the son. Follow the creator. Trace my footsteps and you will heal. I am all things. I am all knowing. I am the resurrection and the light.
Last Ashley Katherine Denning Superficial is the love I have sought, like colors I paint over my face, masking the bloody pain. Ravenously I eat the food that eats a hole in me. God, I ache. And I know it’s for something more, something lavish, vast, steadfast to cut through my past

Poetry
CRUMBS Sitting awake in an old rocking chair, finding the attic alone, just found a place, a little somewhere, where I can sit on my own. Back and again through the cold winter air, dreaming of times now flown past, haunted by silence, itself a nightmare, enduring the pain 'till the last. Twirling my fingers through old silver hair, rocked by the breeze of the cold, humming a song my husband once sang; telling the story he told. Forever the story will stay in my mind, captured by limit of speech, pressed down by culture's latest find, or science's ongoing reach. When my husband flew up to God, leaving me in time's aging chair, did he foresee, what would happen to me, twirling my old silver hair. A story within, a life to be lost, the mountains I climbed, the bridges I crossed, the winks I received, the cries that I heard, the burden I heaved, the unspoken word. Why, now in life's last hour, have I hid from all I have known? Why have I been, unable to say, the reason that keeps us alone? Forever the story will stay in my mind, eternal loss it becomes, grasp the truth, oh world of lies, and gather your last little crumbs. -Oliver Williams

YOU’RE A POET??
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and make a woman out of me. Hold me. Only Your Love will last.

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Wireless in Walker Wait just a minute... there’s wireless internet at Walker Memorial now? Teachers need to be alert for a sharp increase in the number of students who bring laptops to class!

The Spring Break Tour Symphonic Band, The Ladies of Lee, and several other exciting musical groups on campus got an exclusive, paid-for trip across the cities from state to state and enjoyed performing for the public. The Painted Gazebo Improvements have swept campus recently, but the one that stand out to us is the newly repainted gazebo in Alumni Park! The Biggest Facebook Group Ever The group recently surpassed 800 members, surprising a number of students. The group’s creator sent a “congrats” message to all involved Dessert Pizza The dining hall recently (albeit briefly) introduced a sweet treat for pizza lovers. Warm Apples and glazed topping made it an instant hit.

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Echoes of Chapel
Galatians 1:11,12-"I want you to know, brothers, that the Gospel I preached is not something that man made up. I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it; rather, I received it by revelation from Jesus Christ." Paul is proving his point to the Galatians that the message of Jesus was not something Paul made up but was given by divine revelation from the Lord. The verses immediately following these he talks about how after his conversion, he spent three years away Devotionals before He returned to Jerusalem to begin his missionary work. For many of us here at Lee, we are Cheryl Rogers croger02@leeu in our preparation stage just as Paul was. God is building us for the fulfillment of our callings in this life and also building the endurance to follow after His Plan with complete devotion of heart. These three years of seeking the Lord's face intimately prepared Paul for his fourteen (plus) years of being a missionary. Let me raise the point that Paul spent those three years seeking God's face and studying the Scriptures. Is there actual proof that he spent those three years doing that? Not that I have yet found. However, you can only receive revelation if you are spending time intimately pursuing that One Person.
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Is Jesus your central focus you strive for? Let me tell you He does love you no matter what you've done and He desires a oneon-one relationship with you- "And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. GOD IS LOVE. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him." (1 John 4:16) Through His outpouring of love into your heart, this will flow out onto others- "Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God." (1 John 4:7) Seek Him, for He cares for you. Enjoy this time of preparation in your life for He is building you and getting you ready for the fullness of His plans that are better than we could ever imagine. "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and to not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." (Jer. 29:11) "I will run in the path of Your commands, for You have set my heart free." Ps. 119:32
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Photo of the Week

“All of us can’t make it.” -Chapel speaker on March 14th, talking to students about graduating from Lee.

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Actually overheard across campus...

“If Lee’s network ever becomes reliable, then maybe I’ll do stuff online.” -A Lee student complaining at how often the internet goes down on campus. “Paper is printed on paper.” -Kyle Wilkerson, explaining how newspapers are printed. “I know a lot of little Jamals, but I don’t know many big Jamals.” -Sarah Phillips, defining how popular the name “Jamal” is. “Holy overreaction, Batman!” -Dr. Hammond, referring to a conversation with his mother. “The worst thing that could happen to us is to die.” -A mathematics professor, unwittingly scaring the class about the Equality Ride visit. “I’ve never had a pimple on my chest and it hurts.” -Tyrone Johnson, while eating dinner at the DJ Dining Hall. Philip Bazikian shows off a rare fruit tower he created in the DJ Dining Hall. Following the construction of the tower, five of his six professors vowed to supply him with a larger workload.* “If you have too much fun I’ll call the fun police on you.... And I’m not afraid to do it either.... I have them on speed dial.” -Anthony Zimmer, shouting at a fellow dorm resident on the evening of March 14th. “It was originally written in Portuguese.” -SLC cabinet member Shawn Scott, commenting on why revisions were needed to the group’s constitution.

The Lee University Petting Zoo
Many of you may not have heard about the Petting Zoo that may soon join the beautiful Lee University Campus. If you have not heard rumors of this exciting adventure, then let me fill you in. Everyone has seen that mysterious fence going up across from Hicks hall and next to the McKenzie Athletic Building, but no one Opinion knows what it is for. I believe that it should Andrea Riley be a petting zoo. What more could the students at Lee University ask for? We have a ariley05@leeu.edu beautiful campus, amazing teachers and basically everything is perfect here. But let me take your thoughts in a different direction. Think about what life would be like if we had a petting zoo. People would feel drawn to attend Lee because of a perk that we would have that no other college or university would have! Think of how you could brag to your friends back home, “Oh yeah? Well my school has a petting zoo!!” It would be an excellent addition to the pre-veterinarian program, so they could have live animals to work with. The manure could be used to fertilize our many areas of beautiful flowers, plants, and
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trees. Our students could earn their community service hours by helping scoop manure, or feeding the animals, or grooming them. I believe this would also cut down on the numbers of students that try to sneak animals into their dormitories! Why sneak them, when any time you want a pet, you could simply walk to the petting zoo and cuddle with the animals to your heart’s content!? Now I know what some of you might be thinking: “A petting zoo could never happen!” or “This is absolutely preposterous!” I know it might seem a little far-fetched and impossible to ever come true. But that is why I am writing this, to get the word out to all the student body, so we can band together and ask Dr. Conn if he would bless our campus with an amazing Petting Zoo! Think of how beautiful our campus would look if we had giraffes towering above it, and a rhinoceros, and horses, dogs, goats, turtles, and almost any animal that we could imagine. Think about it! You know you want it! So help me help Lee University become the most unique University in the world by having a Petting Zoo!
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Which Lee student would you like to hear speak for chapel and why?
“Nathanael Brouhard, he’s very articulate and outgoing .” -Chad Holtz “Joel MacCaughey, because he makes me happy and his humor is certainly one of a kind.” -Joshua Coyle

“Me, ‘cause I’m amazing!!!” -Lori Basler

“Bonnie Elliot. She’s my chaplain in DCT and I respect her a lot. She’s an awesome woman of God with a lot of wisdom.” “I would like to hear me speak because my brother is gay and I would like to give my fellow students tips on how to minister to [homosexuals] and what to say.” -Erin Meyer “Amy Beth Bullard because she’s inspirational” -Natalie Richter “Brian Lindsey. Everything that comes out of his mouth is powerful; it’s the Word of God.” -Julie Maxuy “Seth Huff and I want him to speak on loyalty because he isn’t our RA anymore. He quit.” -Brandon Syvrud -Jennifer Wallace “Gabe Whitmer. He’s my RA right now, and I’d like to hear him talk about obedience and authority because he’s very strict on room check and curfew violations.” -Kyle Lymeropoulos

“Tyrone from Baltimore because that would be ... hilarious. I love Tyrone.” -Michael Prall “Brittani Seaton, ‘cause she’s my roommate and [has] an amazing heart for the Lord.” -Amanda Alvarez

“Evan Ryherd, because I’ve heard him speak before and he’s anointed by God.” -Jessica Smalley

“Tyrone- he is supposed to be a preacher... Maybe.” -Meisha Wilkinson
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C a l e n d a r
Friday, March 17th
• St. Paddy’s Day Bash outside the Rec. Center!

Saturday, March 18th
• Leadership Development Seminar at the Humanities Center at 11:00AM • Broccoli Bowl (involving Bryant, Covenant, and Lee) from 1-6 PM

Wednesday, March 22nd
• Alternative2 Chapel at The House at 7:00PM • Student Leadership Council meets at The House at 8:30PM

Have an event to add to our Calendar?
Just e-mail all the details to leeheadlines@yahoo.com by the Wednesday before printing of the issue you’d like it in! Submitted events will also be published on our website calendar.

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What needs to “Be at Lee?”
I commend President Paul Conn and his team of executives at Lee University for the tremendous Construction program that is currently in progress on campus, e.g. new dorms, Walker Arena, parking lot, science (computer labs refurnished) beautiful landscape. I am extremely proud of this campus scenery, which is very important. It sets the atmosphere for learning and praising God. Psalm: 8 and extension program for the historical, famous Conn Center. It looks the same as it was twenty five years ago. Statistic shows, the student body has out grown the facility, the interior is too dark, the singers are “falling” of the stage (smile). The speakers magnificent choirs and elite bands/ music dept. need a beautiful backdrop and stage for performances artist and donate to this worthy costs, so the university’s budget do not increase students fees for this timely endeavors. Barbara J. Hall 1980-1982 B.S.

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