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THE COLONNADE
Friday, February 8, 2008 - www.gcsunade.com - Volume 84, No. 17

CAMPAIGN 2008 GEORGIA PRIMARY


Students feel
heat of debate
NEWS

Do you have ‘Wise


Blood’?
O’Connor’s Andalusia
hosts a lecture series BY AMANDA BODDY INSIDE ELECTION
this month. STAFF REPORTER 2008
Page 3
The night before the Super Turnout
Georgia primaries, a day Complete breakdown of
F EATURES known as “Super Tuesday,” Super Tuesday results.
as 24 states are holding Page 4
their primaries that day,
And The Winner GCSU students held a Top Priority
is.... mock presidential debate. What are the biggest
Marlon Washington Sponsored by the influences on student
wins GCSU Idol and College Republicans, votes?
money towards Habitat Young Democrats and the Page 5
for Humanity. American Democratic
Page 11 Project, an on-campus Noah DeWalt represented
group that works to raise Senator Barack Obama and
political activity among Christina Cheatham spoke
students, the debate fea- for Senator Hillary Clinton.
tured five presidential can- Jason White, Mary Ford
didates from both the and Daniel Shey portrayed
Republican and Democrat the Republican Senator
parties. The debate was John McCain, Governor
held to give the audience Mitt Romney and
an accurate representation Representative Ron Paul,
of the candidates and their respectively.
AMANDA BODDY / STAFF REPORTER opinions so that students The debate opened with
From left to right: Sophomore Daniel Shey, junior Mary Ford and junior Jason White partici- would be able to make an representative students giv-
pate in a presidential persona debate on Monday to discuss the important issues in this informed vote. ing a brief description of
year’s race before Super Tuesday. Shey represented Ron Paul, Ford represented Mitt For the Democrats,
Romney, and White represented John McCain. Debate Page 5

What a Hoopla! City workers frustrated at GCSU will


constant sidewalk vandals allow alcohol
World Famous Hoop
dancer Eddie Swimmer
comes to GCSU.
Page 9

S PORTS
BY CHRISTINE GEIGER
STAFF WRITER at Sister Hazel
Vandals impeded
What will be
BY TIM GRAHAM
Thirty-three years Milledgeville’s attempts to STAFF WRITER
later... fix cracked sidewalks by allowed?
Athletic Director Dr. carving graffiti into the wet Aside from GCSU
Stan Aldrige retires. concrete. Idol, Homecoming is • 6-pack limit on
Page 12 The City of Milledgeville easily one of the any alcohol.
is in the process of replacing biggest events held on • Beer or wine
sidewalks that are cracked campus every year. only.
and uneven to make the city a The weekend of fes- • No glass
nicer place for residents. tivities has become containers.
Workers went home after a even bigger with the • Coolers will be
full day of pouring concrete announcement that allowed but will be
on S. Wayne Street on Jan. 15 Sister Hazel, a popular checked.
and returned the next morn- 90s band, will be per-
ing to find graffiti covering forming this year. Along with a big act,
the sidewalks which they another big change will also be made. GCSU
then had to re-pour. SPECIAL TO THE COLONNADE will allow those 21 or older to drink alcohol
The second incident In the past month, there have been three incidents of sidwalk van- while at the Sister Hazel concert.
occurred on Jan. 24 at the dalism causing city construction workers to continually repave It is a very rare sight to see alcohol at any
corner of W. Montgomery marked sidewalks. Vandals struck on Jan. 15 and 24. school sponsored event, especially on cam-
and N. Clarke streets. The sure the vandals did not sidewalk. This process is pus. Spectators of the legal age aren’t even
vandals came while workers return. Despite their efforts, labor intensive and was com- allowed to drink at sporting events, whether
were on their lunch break and the workers returned the next pletely unnecessary but for they are school teams or intramurals. So why
A Swing and a Miss carved graffiti into the fresh- morning to find more graffiti the graffiti. is it being allowed now? SGA President Ryan
The boys baseball team ly poured concrete. on the sidewalks. “Some of the graffiti was Greene had the answer to that question.
was swept last weekend According to Jack It was a necessity that the inappropriate language. It “(SGA) looked at other universities in the
by the University of Graham, Milledgeville City sidewalks all be re-done, would be really embarrassing Southeast, and what they did in terms of big
marshal, one worker was paid which involves re-wetting the
Tampa.
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overtime to stay and make cement and re-dressing the Vandalism Page 3 Alcohol Page 2

Reynolds’ Relay for Life


W EEKEND W EATHER

real estate walks for a cure


Fri. Sat. Sun.

affects jobs
66 66 56
42 33 28
10% 10% 10% BY CHRISTA KAHEN the teams’ events and
Source: http://weather.com STAFF WRITER fundraising.
GCSU teams were also
BY COURTNEY MCMAHON Kendall Stiles and recognized at the meeting
STAFF WRITER members of the local for participating last year.
Relay for Life planning Collegiate 4-H raised
The current real estate market in committee hosted more than $1,400 last
the Linger Longer Community is GCSU’s kick-off event year, and they plan to
forcing the management at Reynolds Jan. 29 at The GIVE raise at least $1,500 this
Plantation to cut back on employee Center. “Hunt for the year.
7.6 hours and pay raises. Reynolds
Plantation employs many GCSU stu-
Cure” is the theme for
Baldwin County’s Relay
The American Cancer
Society’s representatives
Million dents who rely on their jobs for a for Life. and committee members
steady income. Most employees Team captains and shared their reasons to
Cancer deaths claim they have not yet been affect- members attended the Relay.
worldwide accord- ed, but the real estate market must meeting to learn how to “I wanted to get
improve if Reynolds wants to contin- navigate the new Relay involved in the communi-
ing to the American ue to be successful. for Life website. Pat ty after I retired,” said
Cancer Society in It is not uncommon to see busi- DRAKE SIMONS / SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHER Hester, online chair- Hester. “Both of my par-
2007 nesses such as Reynolds slightly suf- Due to recent problems in the Linger Longer woman for Baldwin ents died of cancer, and I
Source:www.foxnews.comr fer because of the housing market. Community real estate market, Reynolds County, explained how to hope that my grandchil-
Plantation management is cutting back on register the teams online
Reynolds Page 3 employee hours and pay raises.
and how to keep track of Relay Page 3
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Alcohol concerts. This poli-


cy specifically that
Continued from Page 1 ... we’re sticking with is
what a lot of other uni-
versities have,” Greene
said.
Limits will be placed on how much alcohol will
be allowed to be brought into the concert. Using a
professional security company to ensure the safety
of each student, Ids will be checked at the door and
wristbands will be given out to those who plan on
drinking.
This will be the biggest concert since BavaFest,
a concert series which had hosted names such as
Run DMC, Lil’ Jon and the Eastside Boyz, and
Edwin McCain, was cancelled in 2004 in favor of
Bobcat Nights. At some of these concerts, alcohol
was permitted, so there is evidence that this has
worked in the past. Of course, there are always
concerns whenever alcohol is involved.
“There’s gonna be some drunk freshmen,” said
junior biology major Andréa Walker. “That’s like
saying, ‘Hello freshmen, feel free to drink.’”
Lindsey Brown, sophomore English major and a
resident assistant at The Village at West Campus
where the concert will be held, also voices similar
concerns.
“I don’t think it’s a good idea. Freshmen can
already find ways to drink, so to give them a chance
to do it in public, probably isn't the smartest thing
to do,” Brown said.
Underage drinking is always an important con-
sideration. Also, given that the concert is outside,
there’s a chance that someone may be able to sneak
in some alcohol. However, because of the afore-
mentioned security, that will be in place, Greene is
confident no major problems will arise and alcohol
at a school sponsored event is a change that the
majority of the students will appreciate.
“There’s always a possibility of a problem when
alcohol is involved,” Greene said. “I think with the
amount that we’re limiting it to, making sure that
people are 21, keeping it in a homecoming setting
so that it’s not a downtown atmosphere, I personal-
ly think that allowing some alcohol at an event
makes it more attractive to college students because
they see it as a real event that is more in tune to
their interests.”
If the Sister Hazel concert proves to be success-
ful, you can expect a large homecoming concert to
be an annual event.
“We’re trying to make Homecoming a bigger
event,” said Greene. “As long as it’s successful this
year and we don’t have tons of arrests, I think we’ll
have it again next year.”
For more concert and ticket information check PHOTO BY ERIN GISH/SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHER
out the Sister Hazel concert event page on GRAPHIC DESIGNED BY ERIN GSIH AND S. ASHLEE MOONEYHAN
Facebook or go to www.ticketweb.com.
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FEBRUARY 8, 2008 NEWS THE COLONNADE 3


Andalusia lecture series talks O’Connor, more
Andalusia lecture series schedule
BY ALI DUCKWORTH professor of English and editor of phy he is currently writing
STAFF REPORTER the “Flannery O’Connor Review” regarding O’Connor.
at GCSU and Andalusia Devore, Georgia Power
The Flannery O’Connor- Foundation board member, Endowed professor of environ- Feb. 3 Feb. 10
Andalusia Foundation is sponsor- encourages divrse visitors. mental science at GCSU, will be William Sessions, regents pro- Melanie DeVore, professor of
ing a lecture series at Andalusia “We want people with all sorts discussing plant species at fessor emeritus at Georgia Environmental Science at
throughout the month of of different interests to find some- Andalusia, as well as specific State University will discuss GCSU, will talk about the
February. thing they like out at Andalusia, flowers grown on the property the relationship between plant species found at
A tradition which began in and the lecture series, in during the time in which O’Connor and Betty Hester. Andalusia.
2006, the events are held in the February, is an introduction for O’Connor lived there.
main house dining room each people who are interested in any- Director of the Carson Feb. 17 Feb. 24
Sunday, beginning at 3 p.m.. A thing the place has to offer,” McCullers Center for Writers and Cathy Fussell, director of the Margie Johnson, sssistant pro-
reception follows each lecture, Gentry said. Musicians, Fussell will give a lec- Carson McCullers Center for fessor in the Graduate Nursing
where guests are invited to join Special guest welcomed to the ture on Feb. 17 concerning the Writers and Musicians in Program at GCSU, will pro-
the speaker for further discussion O’Connor home this February writer, who was only twenty- Columbus, Ga., will explain vide an overview of the symp-
and may browse the gift shop if include Dr. William Sessions, Dr. three at the time her first novel how Columbus State toms and treatments of lupus,
they so choose. Melanie Devore, Dr. Cathy was published. She will also University has established a the disease that took the life of
Mr. Craig Amason, executive Fussell and Dr. Marjorie Johnson. explain the creation of the resi- residency program in Flannery O’Connor.
director of The Flannery On Feb. 3, Sessions, regents dency program located at McCullers’s childhood home.
O’Connor - Andalusia professor emeritus at Georgia McCullers’s childhood home in
Foundation, believes the series is State University, and member of Columbus, Ga. and open to the public. For the chology major who attended the
very informative and allows visi- the Board of Directors of the Johnson, assistant professor in first time this year, three of the first lecture on Feb. 3, is looking
tors to feel welcome. Andalusia Foundation, discussed the Graduate Nursing Program at lectures will be available on forward to this month’s program.
“We co-sponsor programs held the relationship between Flannery GCSU, will give a synopsis of Podcast, and can be accessed “I am excited (that there are) so
at institutions, such as the col- O’Connor and Betty Hester. lupus, the disease that claimed the through the GCSU website and many different perspectives (pre-
lege, but having lectures in the Sessions, literary executor of lives of both Flannery O’Connor the Andalusia website. The web- sented) both about O’Connor and
house at Andalusia provides a Hester, identified as ‘A’ in and her father, Edward O’Connor, sites for the Podcasts can be about Andalusia,” Lanier said. “I
more relaxed atmosphere for the O’Connor’s published letters, Jr. She will also be joined by her found at: itunes.gcsu.edu (under think the lecture series is diverse
guests. I only wish we had more “The Habit of Being,” vividly daughter-in-law, Jenny Johnson, the Public Access link) and at enough to interest students of any
space,” Amason said. revealed insight into the life who is diagnosed with lupus. http://www.andalusiafarm.org. major.”
Dr. Marshall Bruce Gentry, Hester, and told about the biogra- The February lectures are free Ms. Beth Lanier, a junior psy-

Reynolds Layoffs will hopefully


be the last resort. However
will be given until
Reynolds can get there feet
from these changes,” Wall
said.
Continued from Page 1 ... the plantation’s main con- back on the ground. Reynolds is no where
cern, is to provid the mem- “I can’t see myself get- near having to close. These
bers with what they need. ting a raise any time soon. changes are just precau-
Management is doing
“I am under the impres- We just really need the real tions to prepare for the
what ever it has to do to
sion that only two percent estate market to improve future. This family owned
ensure that Reynolds will
of the Reynolds’s staff is drastically,” Cousens said. and operated business still
stay open. The employees
being laid off. I have not Cousens and most of the offers many employee ben-
are aware of the situation
been affected by this and other employees are happy efits for full-time, part time
but are happy to say that
don’t think that I ever will with their current salary at and seasonal employees,
they are very minor
be. The jobs that are not Reynolds, but do hope that and is still hiring for many
changes.
completely necessary are their pay will one day positions that are necessary
“As far as I know, we are
most likely the jobs that increase. It is not clear as to to run a successful busi-
not really laying off a
will be subject to layoffs. how long pay increases will ness.
whole lot of people. We are SPECIAL TO THE COLONNADE
We just need to focus on be frozen. Until it is consid- The layoff scare has
mainly just cutting down After the second incident of vandalism, the city paid a work-
what is most important ered a primary necessity, obviously not scared many
on employee hours and er overtime to stay at the site to prevent vandalism. The
right now,” Kat Wall, a jun- nothing will be changed. of the employees. They are
things that aren’t complete- city’s plan was unsuccessful resulting in redoing the side-
ior at GCSU and part-time “I am still getting the all very well-informed, but
ly necessary and focusing walks for a third time.
employee, said. hours I want. Nothing has do not see it ever affecting
on necessities and continu-
ing to provide amenities,”
Employees have also
been told that there will be
drastically changed. I hon-
estly do not know anyone
them. Reynolds has put
together a very strong busi- Vandalism students to make sure
everybody was aware of
Clay Cousens, a long-time
no pay increases. No raises who is really suffering ness and staff and hopes to Continued from Page 1 ... the situation and to try
employee, said.
and make completing the
rest of the sidewalks an
for the area residents
easier task for the work-
Relay year is $225,000. and our visitors to have
ers.
Relay for Life will take seen, and that’s why we
“We are patrolling to
place April 11 and 12 at had to redo the sidewalk,”
Continued from Page 1 ... keep an eye on things, but
Walter B. Williams Park. Graham said.
there is no active investi-
The luminary ceremony Dr. Harshbarger, dean
dren will never have to gation going on,”
will begin at 9 p.m., and of students, and Dave
deal with that.” Groseclose said.
bank night will be the week Groseclose, director of
Hester was not the only Anybody seen vandal-
of April 7 at 6 p.m. at Public Safety, are both
person at the meeting who izing in the area is subject
Century Bank. suspicious that students
had been affected by can- to arrest and students seen
Relay for Life is the hall- may have been involved.
cer. vandalizing will be
mark event of the ACS to The act seemed like a
“I lost my Grandpa charged under the GCSU
celebrate the lives of those prank to Harshbarger
Stiles to cancer,” said Honor Code which could
who lost the fight to cancer, because of the initials and
Stiles. “This hits close to lead to expulsion from the
those who are currently dirty words that were
home for almost every- university.
battling cancer and the sur- drawn. According to
one.” There was some debate
vivors. It is a celebration of Graham, sorority and fra-
According to the Cancer over whether or not to
life and a continuous cam- ternity symbols as well as
Facts & Figures of 2007 continue fixing sidewalks
paign to research a cure. nick names were also
supplied by the ACS, more in the area, but it has been
For more information drawn onto the sidewalks.
than 1.4 million cases were decided that the project
about Relay for Life, the The location of the graffi-
expected to be diagnosed will continue.
American Cancer Society ti, which is on campus
and more than 500,000 “Our efforts to make
or how to get involved or and close to the library, is
people were expected to Milledgeville a nicer
for a list of events, visit the another reason that
die from cancer in 2007. place to live will contin-
Baldwin County Relay for
BOBBY GENTRY / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Harshbarger suspected
Last year, Baldwin The GIVE Center hosted a meeting last Tuesday explaining ue. We want the kids to
Life website events.can- students’ involvement.
County raised more than how Relay For Life will work this semester. The event will be know it’s their communi-
cer.org/rflbaldwincounty. Harshbarger sent out
$221,000. The goal this running 24 hours to help raise money to battle cancer. ty too,” Graham said.
an e-mail to all GCSU
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Super Tuesday showdown: candidates clash


Opted for Fat Tuesday Georgia primary facts
over Super Tuesday?
Democrats: Republicans:
About 77 percent of Huckabee was aided
voters ages 18 and by strong vote by

Well, here’s what you


29, and about 74 Georgians con-
percent of ages 30 cerned about reli-
and 44 voted for gious beliefs and

missed:
Barak Obama, born-again or evan-
according to exit gelical Christians.
polls.
Huckabee did par-
BY CHRISTIN IVEY The only age group ticularly well among
STAFF REPORTER going for Hillary voters under 30,
Clinton was voters while John McCain
This Tuesday, 24 states were up for grabs for the 2008 60 and older, and Mitt Romney
presidential election primaries, ending in a big win for the according to the exit were splitting those
Republican front-runner, Senator John McCain and a polls. over 45.
close race between Democrats, putting Senator Hilary
Clinton slightly ahead of Senator Barack Obama. Clinton beat Obama Huckabee had high-
With 1,681 delegate votes on table for the Democratic among whites, 57 est success among
candidates, and 1,020 delegates for the Republicans, percent to 39 per- those whose income
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE WEB cent, while Obama was less than
Super Tuesday marked a pivotal role in determining the Democratic Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton emerged from polled 88 percent of $50,000 a year, and
two 2008 presidential nominees; but the party isn’t over the nation's biggest-ever presidential primary night virtually deadlocked. the black vote, voters no college
yet. Clinton leads with 845 delegate votes followed closely by Obama with 765 according to polls. degree.
To win either the Republican or Democratic Party pres- votes.
idential nominee, each candidate must win a certain in Georgia.
amount of delegate votes allocated to each state based on “I’m excited that this election is bringing
population. out a record number of young voters,” Lauren
For the Republicans, a candidate must win 1,191 out of Lawson, president of GCSU Young
the 2,380 delegate votes; For the Democrats, a candidate Democrats, said. “It’s a really close race so far
must win 2,025 out of the 4,049 delegate votes to secure and I’m really nervous to see what happens
the nominee position. after tonight.”
As of press time, McCain leads the Republican Party According to the Atlanta Journal
with 703 delegate votes, followed by Romney with 269 Constitution exit polls, over 77 percent of
and Huckabee with 190 votes. As for the Democrats, Georgia’s voters between ages 18 and 29
Clinton leads with 845 delegate votes followed closely by voted for Obama, securing Obama 27 dele-
Obama with 765 votes. gate votes out of Georgia’s 45 delegate votes.
Even though Obama won more states, Clinton won On the Republican side, Governor Mike
states like California and New York, which have higher Huckabee won all of Georgia’s Republican
amounts of delegates. delegates, largely in part due to the majority
Unlike the Republican Party’s “winner take all” of votes from the under 30 age bracket.
approach to state delegate votes, the Democratic Party At Wednesday’s Times Talk, members of
uses proportional representation when allocating each GCSU’s political science honors society, Phi
state’s delegate votes. For example, Obama won 67 per- Sigma Alpha, led the discussion on post- PHOTO COURTESY OF THE WEB
cent of the votes in Georgia, giving him 27 delegate votes, Senator John McCain begins to emerge as the Republican frontrunner. As of
Super Tuesday thoughts with 15 other GCSU
press time, McCain leads the Republican Party with 703 delegate votes, fol-
while Clinton received 31 percent, securing her only 18 students and faculty. lowed by Romney with 269 and Huckabee with 190 votes.
delegate votes. Topics ranged from Super Tuesday surprise
Bottom line: McCain seems to have the Republican state wins for candidates, speculation of why a lot more young voters turned out.”
Party nominee bid in the bag while the Democratic Party potential running mates for the front-runners, the pros and All in all, many speculate that the unprecedented young
nominee is still up for grabs. cons of Obama versus Clinton, to the reasons behind voter turn out in the 2008 presidential primaries may be a
On Super-Tuesday night, members of GCSU’s Young increased student voter turnout. sign of things to come. Whether the Democratic Party
Democrats gathered in Bell Hall to watch the action Taylor Sellers, vice president of Phi Sigma Alpha, nomination goes to Clinton or Obama, or if Romney pulls
unfold on MSNBC. “This is bigger than the Superbowl to offered his opinion as to what makes this election more a miracle and takes the Republican bid from McCain—the
me.” Justin McDaniel, YD member, said. appealing to young voters. 2008 presidential election might just be in the hands of
As each state’s votes were tallied and analyzed by polit- “I think with this campaign, there is a feeling that we young voters.
ical commentators, talk amongst the Young Democrats can change the future,” Sellers said. “(The election) seems So put back on your Mardi Gras beads folks, the 2008
focused on the amount of young voter turnout especially more polarized, but the ideas are more progressive, that’s Presidential party has just begun.

Make our house Science Bowl invades


your home Centennial Center
BY JERRY CALBOS Biological Control: Phase mercials shown on TV.
3?” by Grace Stephens of The fair was also fund-

Colonial Village
STAFF REPORTER
Central High School. ed by the Science
The thirty-first Annual However, no matter the Education Center, at
Regional Science and difficulty, students have GCSU’s Chemistry and
Engineering Fair, spon- been preparing their proj- Physics Department.
• 2 bedroom / 2 bath sored by the Science ects since August. The winners of the proj-
Education Center based in The fair was split into ects will bring prestige to
• Washer & dryer in each house Herty Hall, took place at
the Centennial Center, at
two divisions, Elementary
Divisions, for
the Middle
Region and to GCSU.
Georgia

• Total electric GCSU on Feb. 1 and 2. Kindergarten through fifth According to a press
According to Dr. grades, and Junior and release, “Only highly-
Rosalie Richards, Kaolin Senior Divisions for sixth rated projects from the 6
• Free security system Endowed chair in Science, through twelveth grade through 12 grades are eli-
professor of chemistry and students. The students gible to advance to state
• Full-time maintenance staff director of the Science
Education Center, “(there
came from Baldwin,
Hancock, Bibb and Jones
the state fair. Top projects
from the 9 through 12
were) over 150 students counties. grades are eligible to
• Outside security lights and over 100 projects. Richards was excited to advance to the internation-
They could work on some have a major sponsor for al fair to be held in Atlanta
• Private Parking projects as teams, pairs
and even classes at the ele-
the thirty-first Annual
Regional Science and
in April.”
The Science Education
mentary level.” Engineering Fair. During Center prepares teachers
$450 per month / $450 security Each of the 100 projects
was judged by a five mem-
the presentation ceremony
for awards, Richards stat-
of science, and promotes
science education
ber team, according to ed that for this year’s throughout the seven
deposit for each house Richards. Science and Engineering county region of Middle
The event showcased Fair “we have a major Georgia (Baldwin,
science and engineering sponsor – GNS Hancock, Jasper, Johnson,
projects from the seeming- Technologies in Roberta, Putnam, Washington and
ly simple “Do College Ga., … graciously award- Wilkinson). Those stu-
Students Prefer Meat or ed $2,500.” dents interested in learn-
Vegetables?” by Maya GNS Technologies is a ing more about the
Mapp of Georgia Military company affiliated with Science Education Center
College Preparatory Dow Epoxy Systems, may check out the website
Academy, to more compli- according to its website. http://chemphys.gcsu.edu/
cated “Can the Dow is a billion dollar sciencecenter/ or stop by
Proliferation of Exotic multinational company 305 Herty Hall, during
Plants be Contained by with the “Element” com- normal business hours.

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Circumstances affect Debate
Continued from Page 1 ...
prevention programs and
cost over 100 billion dol-
lars, according to
war, an immoral war and
unethical war.” As far as
solutions go, Obama’s

student voting habits


Cheatham. plans for a sixteen-month
DeWalt, as Obama, fol- withdrawal being “as
lowed Cheatham’s expla- careful getting out as care-
their candidate. DeWalt nation by saying that the less as we were getting
as Obama started the real difference between in.”
debate by explaining that his (Obama’s) and The debate closed with
Joe couldn’t get involved,
“My parents
BY SENIOR REPORTERS “There is one America and Clinton’s plan for health- a simple question: Do you
MATT BAUM, but it does take a lot of sift- Barack Obama wants to care is that Clinton forces feel that we are better off
ing through candidates and
talk a lot
WES BROWN, be the president of that Americans to buy into it. now or eight years ago.
DEVIN VERNICK terminology of policy. America.” Shey, exempli- Ford expressed Romney’s Ford as Romney said that
Each person must decide if
about a
fying Paul’s promises plan for privatized health- “in eight years a lot of
Growing up, children are it is worth the time and said, “I represent true care. things have improved.”
constantly cultured in how where they stand.”
and what to believe. The
world around is constantly
belief in a Apathy not an option
In the realm of politick-
change.”
Debating began on the
Next, immigration
quickly became a priority
McCain’s representative,
White gave a similar state-
changing and evolving, and
it is their obligation to
culture war: ing, an unfortunate stigma
has been attached to young
topic of the economy.
White expressed
topic to be discussed.
White as McCain was
ment about the lowest
unemployment rate in the
determine the ideals that
best represent who they
the Christian people at home and abroad.
Either it’s A: They don’t
McCain’s support of cut-
ting the corporate tax rate
very adamant about say-
ing “we need to secure our
last thirty years and the
lower inflation rate. Shey,
are.
These values most wide-
right versus care, or B: They don’t
know - and don’t really
from 35 percent to 25 per-
cent and said “Americans
borders” and that until we
do “we will not be safe.”
speaking for Paul said “to
think that we are better off
ly range from simple pat-
terns, such as personal
the atheist care to know. It’s a stigma
that’s been earned, and one
would save sixty billion
dollars a year.”
Handling immigration
issues is clearly a high pri-
is absolutely ridiculous”
and that “homes have
preferences, to the more
complex issues, such as
left.” not to relish.
John Raymond, a GCSU
Clinton’s opinion, as
expressed by Cheatham,
ority for the McCain cam-
paign. DeWalt gave
been broken because of
this unnecessary war.”
about the economy was Obama’s opinion that After the debate a short
religion. But one topic that - Daniel Shey, sophomore philosophy that “the Bush tax cuts
requires major simplifica- major, is at a loss by what economy is at fault for the Q & A session took place.
tion is politics. As young
GCSU junior influences people the most
will not be removed.” problems with illegal Jose Guerra asked about
Talk about oil fueled the immigration. He also immigration saying that
adults, we must decipher or not at all. debate with opinions such
through questions such as Family Roots “Most people are only expressed that immigra- he as a Hispanic was
Sophomore political sci- as Romney’s. Ford spoke tion needs to be con- “offended and appalled”
what are the important concerned with what about Romney’s support
issues, what influences the ence major Daniel Shey, effects themselves,” trolled, and those doing so by the idea of building a
like the 59 percent men- of the drilling for oil in the illegally need to be penal- wall along the Mexican
way students perceive poli- Raymond said. “A pro- Artic National Wildlife
tics and why it is important tioned above, established posed tax raise, intended to ized for breaking the law. border. Guerra also
to vote? his moderate conservative created funds to help less Refuge (ANWR) region Also, the issue of a wall explained the environ-
Survey Says views primarily through his fortunate people, would be of Alaska. to secure the southern bor- mental and cultural prob-
In the weeks leading up family. opposed by many people C h r i s t o p h e r der of America was lems that go a long with a
to “Super Tuesday,” The “Family was definitely because they are more con- Thibodeaux, the mediator brought up. DeWalt shot wall.
Colonnade conducted a the main source of my cerned with their personal of the debate, posed the down the idea of a wall, After the debate, Mary
survey of GCSU students influence. Fox News was desires than the needs of question “What is your which is supported by Ford said that she felt the
in order to get a better idea our main source of news,” someone else.” plan to get America off its Paul, Romney and debate went well and that
of what influences students Shey said. “My parents talk Not all GCSU students, foreign oil dependency?” McCain. DeWalt said, with the forty-plus atten-
when deciding what issues a lot about a belief in a cul- or college students in gen- to the pseudo-candidates. “building a wall is not a dees, there were more
are important to them. ture war: the Christian right eral, think this way about Cheatham presented practical solution” and people there then she had
Student apathy was a great versus the atheist left. Their everything. Many GCSU Clinton’s plan to “reduce made a reference to the expected.
concern before conducting spin on every story put it in students give their time dependency by two-thirds Great Wall of China. Freshman early educa-
the survey. Many people terms of liberals cause regularly to charitable by 2030.” Ford countered The final topic of the tion major Hannah
involved were convinced wrong and strip away causes, volunteer work, or by presenting McCain’s night, which was of the Callaway attended the
that a survey would be moral purpose.” other forms of constructive opinion to use tax credits war in Iraq, was received debate and said that it
inconclusive because of the Today Shey is a senator campus involvement. to buy alternative fuel and heavy debate. White reinforced her opinion.
general lack of caring about for SGA and regularly fol- For instance, the GIVE fuel-efficient vehicles and spoke for McCain saying, She was not very sur-
politics on campus. lows politics, especially Center, GCSU’s headquar- his opposition of the “America won’t leave prised. She has decided to
The results completely with the primaries in full ters for coordinating volun- ANWR drilling. Shey as until we win.” Ford, repre- vote for Romney. Will
negated this idea. Even the swing. teer efforts for hundreds of Paul mentioned, “when senting Romney, agreed Jones of the Young
least informed students still “I read a lot of online GCSU students, consistent- the government interferes, saying, “we have created a Democrats said that he
felt strongly about some- sources to get my news. I ly shows an annual increase problems come.” democracy and we are hopes that the debate will
thing, and not a single per- try to make sure to read in the number of students The debate continued learning from our mis- influence others to vote
son surveyed disagreed that unbiased sources like the who donate their time to with the topic of health- takes.” DeWalt, represent- Democrat. We will let the
they were interested and ‘Drudge Report’ and charitable causes around care. Clinton’s plan for ing Obama, disagreed. He votes speak for them-
followed political cover- ‘Rasmussen,’” Shey said. campus and in mandatory universal said that “this is an illegal selves.
age. Everyone surveyed “I look at the scoop from Milledgeville. healthcare would focus on
had an idea of the most multiple angles to maintain So what factors deter a
important issues to students the whole picture. I check student’s desire to get
and, the state. In fact, 59 online pretty much every- involved and potentially
percent of the people sur- day, especially with the pri- ‘rock the vote?’
veyed were definitely plan- mary. This is the most “They (most college stu-
ning on voting in Tuesday’s intriguing primary in the dents) don’t think it effects
primary and only 24 per- last decade.” them,” Raymond said.
cent of the people weren’t Shey also credits college “People must see there is a
going to vote because of as a major catalyst in his world outside of their small
disinterest. increased interest in poli- sphere of contact and real-
The three most impor- tics. ize that there is more at
tant issues to students were “College was a big step hand than what’s immedi-
education, the war and the in the way I perceived poli- ately happening around
economy. For the state of tics,” Shey said. “The them.”
Georgia, 59 percent of stu- amount of information real- That can be as simple as
dents mentioned water and ly changes what you think. tuning in to the evening
65 percent mentioned edu- There are many different news each night. As the pri-
cation as the chief concerns levels of positive and nega- maries pass and the elec-
for the state (a 2005 study tive, especially with profes- tion draws closer, the
done by the Center for sors and the way they illus- nation is inundated with
American Progress found trate it.” information but we must be
Georgia in the bottom 50 Many people feel threat- reminded; this is a good
percent in nearly every ened or overwhelmed by thing. The United States is
education category besides politics, but Shey ensures “a government by the peo-
Early Childhood other students that it not ple.” This nation was built
Education). something to be afraid of. on the premise that it is the
The foremost influence “Politics is a fairly com- people’s decision - apathy
on students was their fami- plicated thing. It is a true is not a part of the picture.
lies. Fifty nine percent of conscious decision to deter- “Voting is a valuable
all students surveyed men- mine whom to back. It can form of expression, even in
tioned their family in one be hard to determine what minor elections,” Shey
way or another in regards you believe in and who said. “The political system
to influences on their feels the same as you,” is not what it should be but
stance on issues. Shey said. “It isn’t so com- when we let apathy control
plicated that the average us we only hurt ourselves.”

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Opinion
Friday, February 8, 2008 www.gcsunade.com
The Colonnade’s Forum for Public Debate
Editor in Chief, Lee Sandow

THE HARD PRESS


OUR VOICE BY JAMES ODOM

Thanks all around


The Colonnade went to Macon last week for the
annual Georgia College Press Association awards,
where we competed against many of the finest student
newspapers in the state for a variety of different
awards.
Well, we were waiting on tenterhooks for the
announcement of the awards, and after several pulse-
pounding minutes the results were revealed. Well,
there’s no way to say this without sounding just a lit-
tle egotistical – we rock.
The Colonnade took home nine awards, including
the much-coveted General Excellence award. In addi-
tion, The Colonnade won General Advertising
Excellence, Best Campus Community Service in
Sports, Best Campus Community Service in Editorial

Universal healthcare a very bad idea


Excellence, placed second in Best Campus
Community Service in Features and placed third in
General Photography Excellence.
Several individuals from The Colonnade won indi-
vidual awards as well. Photo Editor Erin Gish won
third place in Best Photography in News. Sports 2004. I wouldn’t be sur- only about 8.2 million government running my
prised if that has gone up uninsured Americans earn DMV much less my health
Editor Corey Dickstein won third place in Best Sports
in recent years. below $50,000 and don’t care decisions.
Story. Recent graduate Sarah Ver Steeg won first The second scary
The Census Bureau qualify for government
place in Excellence in Investigative Reporting for an states that there are 46.577 programs. That means thought is that we current-
article about cutting as a form of stress relief. million people in the throughout America less ly have the best health
So The Colonnade would like to thank all the mem- United States without than 3 percent of care system in the world,
bers of the editorial staff for their hard work. Of health care. That seems Americans can’t afford and we might lose it.
course, we’d get nowhere without the writers, photog- like a lot. But who makes medical insurance and When Europeans need a
raphers, ad sales reps and P.R. personnel who keep us up that astoundingly large don’t qualify for any cur- surgery, do they get in the
running from week to week. So once again, thanks number? The first 9.487 rent government pro- three month waiting line
very much to allTthe Colonnade staff. million are what liberals grams. And it’s not even for a surgery? No, they get
But enough about us. We owe a giant thank you to ANDREW ADAMS like to call undocumented that bad. The in the 13 hour waiting line
everyone else who has contributed to our success. workers, and what the law Congressional Budget for a flight here to have
BY
COLUMNIST
We would like to thank all of our advertisers for likes to call illegal aliens. Office reports that 45 per- their surgery. Sure our sys-
placing their faith and their business with us. Without There is a threat to our What we’re left with is cent of the 8.2 million that tem has flaws. But there
them we would not be able to afford to produce such a national security that is about 37 million American fall through the cracks will are other solutions.
quality publication. flying under the radar. The citizens that are uninsured. be uninsured for four For one thing, increase
We owe a giant thank you to the administration of threat that I’m talking That still seems like a lot, months or less. In reality, the number of doctors able
GCSU for allowing us the freedom they do and for about has nothing to do especially in the richest less than 1.5 percent of all to graduate with medical
always being willing to talk when we come calling. with Al Qaeda or other country on Earth. American citizens will go degrees. That quota hasn’t
Islamic Terrorists. The However, not all without insurance for increased since the early
They also do a wonderful job corresponding with us
threat is actually being Americans are uninsured longer than 4 months. This 1900s, while our national
so we are sure to cover the most important issues goes to show that the free population has multiplied.
perpetrated by Americans because of poverty. There
affecting the students. are 8.3 million Americans market will correct itself, Other solutions include
And of course, who would we be without the stu- who have taken an oath to
protect the Constitution of that are uninsured that even without government tort reform to lessen the
dents who constantly supply us with story ideas, sug- make between 50 and 75 intervention. costs of malpractice insur-
gestions and other criticisms that serve to make our the United States.
Who am I talking thousand dollars. At even I know our health care ance. Another idea is to
paper the best it can be. We would also like to thank the low end of $50,000 an system has flaws, but is it allow registered nurses be
about? The answer is lib-
everyone for always being willing to speak to our erals on both the individual could certainly really that bad? Hillary allowed to perform minor
reporters and to let your pictures run on our pages. Republican side and afford health insurance if Clinton just this past surgeries, they already
Finally, we would like to thank everyone for read- Democratic side. These they so chose. But they’d weekend in an interview have the knowledge to do
ing us every week. Our readers are the reason we do liberals believe there is an rather spend it on better with George it. Lastly, there should be a
the job we do, and you make it all worthwhile. inherent right in the vacations, a bigger TV, Stephanopolous said that trade agreement reached
Thanks so much everybody. Constitution to medical maybe even a better house she would be willing to with Canada so pharma-
care. They like to call it and that is their decision. garnish every American’s ceuticals in America will
“free” health care, but if But someone who earns paycheck to put her social- be allowed to purchase
you look at it, their health above $75,000 would cer- ist health care system into and sell Canadian pre-
care comes at a dangerous tainly buy health insur- effect. This means that she scription drugs.
cost. ance, right? That’s not would claim every If the cost of health care
I am not arguing that what the facts say. There American’s hard earned can become cheaper and
these misinformed liberals are 8.74 million dollars to create a govern- more affordable, the gov-
Send responses to
are terrorists. I know that Americans that earn above ment run health care sys- ernment would be able to
colonnadeletters@gcsu.edu tem. This goes to show expand their current pro-
they don’t mean to pur- $75,000 per year and still
posely harm the American decide not to buy health under a second Clinton grams to encompass even
public, and I’m sure they insurance. And in America presidency your money more poor, uninsured
believe that in Karl Marx’s they should have that free- isn’t yours. It’s just in Americans without requir-
E DITORIAL B O A R D utopic Communist system dom even if we consider it your possession until the ing additional funds. And
that this is actually a good irresponsible. government claims it. If with more affordable
idea. Hopefully they’ll Out of 37 million unin- she really was pro-choice health care, the uninsured
Lee Sandow read this article or just sured Americans, 17 mil- in health decisions you wealthy might actually
Editor in Chief study the basic facts and lion are easily wealthy would think she would find health care to be a
colonnade@ Preston Sellers they will see their plan is enough to afford it. That allow Americans the free- bargain and buy an insur-
gcsu.edu Asst. Sports Editor leaves us with roughly 20 will to exempt out of her ance plan.
unneeded and possibly
destructive to every million uninsured plan. Liberals reading this
Wes Brown Katie Huston Americans that make There are two very probably aren’t too scared
News Editor Online Editor / American.
colonnadenews@ Webmaster We should cover the below $50,000. Many of scary thoughts about the by the idea of government
gcsu.edu background of the current these uninsured notion of socializing run health care. So, just to
Erin Gish state of health care first. In Americans actually quali- health care. Liberals are send a shock wave
Ana Maria Lugo Photo Editor 2004 health care was a fy for programs like trying to take over a sector through you: imagine
Features Editor 1.79 trillion dollar indus- Medicare or Medicaid but of our economy that is George Bush running your
colonnadefeatures@ Christa Murphy never take the time to sign 15.5 percent of our GDP. health care plan.
gcsu.edu Ad Manager try which is about 15.5
percent of the national up, or don’t realize they Because less than 1.5 per- Yeah, I thought so.
colonnadeads@
Corey Dickstein gcsu.edu GDP and also roughly 1/6 are eligible to sign up. cent of Americans don’t
Sports Editor of our nation debt. There Taking this into account, have health insurance, lib-
colonnadesports@ Bethany Fitts was average spending of the liberal non-profit erals are devising a plan to
gcsu.edu Copy Editor $6,167 per person on group, Kaiser Family take over 1/7 of our entire Send responses to
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FEBRUARY 8, 2008 OPINION THE COLONNADE 7


L ETTERS TO THE E DITOR
Be involved before making claims
Dear Editor, voice your own opinions how about a quick
and actually vote. For “Thanks.”
This past week I was someone to brazenly state My advice for this What did you think of the Super Bowl and the winning team?
shocked to read the convo- that “the residential body is annoyed “supposed” mem-
luted ideas and empty not only being misrepre- ber of RSA is to attend the
words to suffice an out- sented, but also ignored,” is meetings and voice their
landish accusation and ver- a complete fallacy support- opinions in a mature man-
bal attack on GCSU’s stu- ed by nothing but apparent ner. If they are still unhap- “I thought it was a really good game but I
dent government. I com- laziness. The idea that SGA py with the outcome of have no opinion on either team. I wanted
mend the writer of last is “continuing to satisfy their request, perhaps they the Steelers to be in the Super Bowl.”
week’s rant on SGA and their own political agen- should consider running for
RSA for trying to voice das” is ludicrous. the morally upstanding and
their opinions, but making The members of SGA reverent SGA or RSA dele- Elizabeth Krull, sophomore, management
RSA and SGA the scape- have worked long hours to gate position for the Fall of
goat for his or her own make this campus lively 2008. I don’t believe an
boredom on campus is and enjoyable, their spon- emotional vendetta aimed
merely a matter of their sorship of The Sweetwater at the merited students who
own personal idleness. Festival and The Fight run RSA and SGA is in
In order for your voice to Before Christmas are just a order. “I didn’t see the Super Bowl which is
be heard in those organiza- few events that have suc- Sincerely, sad, because apparently it was a really
tions, you actually have to cessfully satisfied the stu- good game.”
show up to the meetings. It dent body. Instead of a Kaitlyn MacDonell
is up to you as a student to backlash to RSA and SGA, freshman
Leanna Wharram, freshman, English

U.S. economy not threatened


Dear Editor, established economic fun- knowledge workers who
damental theories. David are able to produce idea-
Apropos your article Ricardo (1772-1823) was based goods that can be “Bogus!”
“Democrats can bring an English economist who sold globally and who are
needed change” by Jerry established the free trade able to fill knowledge jobs Taylor Forester, freshman, undeclared
Calbos, Columnist, I am theory of comparative that will be created as we
not going even close to the advantage, which stipulates not only expand the global
never ending and (aptly that if each nation special- economy but connect all
termed as) “ear bleeding” izes in the production of knowledge pools in the
debate of democrats or goods in which it has cost world … Indian and
republicans. comparative advantage and Chinese are not racing us to
I would like to correct then trades with other the bottom. They are racing “It sucked. I talked a lot of trash saying
my friend’s view on weak- nations for goods in which us to the top-and that is a the Patriots were going to win and we got
er U.S. economy vis-à-vis they specialize, there will good thing.” our butts kicked.”
India & China. Let me be overall gain in trade, and The problem for U.S.
quote an African proverb overall income level should economy is not India or
here, “Every morning in rise in each trading country. China but its own bad deci- V. Camille Fonseca,
Africa, a gazelle wakes up. In the words of Thomas sion both at domestic fron- sophomore, early childhood education
It knows it must run faster Friedman, three time win- tier (sub prime lending) and
than the fastest lion or it ner of Pulitzer Prize and at international frontier
will be killed. Every morn- author of “The World Is (war in Afghanistan and
ing a lion wakes up. It Flat,” (which was on the Iraq). The glorious nation
knows it must outrun the New York Times Best of the USA is just a wound- “I’m not really into football, so I just picked
slowest gazelle or it will Seller list from its publica- ed lion who is temporarily a team, the Patriots. I was disappointed
starve to death. It does not tion in April 2005 until constipated with the new because it wasn’t a team I was familiar
matter if you are a lion or May 2007), “…idea based ideas and leader, which
gazelle. When the sun workers do well in global- would make it start running with.”
comes up, you better start ization and fortunately once again, the lion has
running.” America as a whole has been running a little slow Renee Zachary,
This proverb is glove fit- more idea-driven workers and starving. sophomore, early childhood education
ting to the fundamentals of than any country in the And what is more dan-
any trade (domestic or world… That is why gerous and aggressive than
international). Blaming America, as a whole, will a starving lion? Reported by Erin Gish
U.S. slowdown on India or do fine in the flat world Sincerely,
China is naïve, shallow and with free trade-provided it Aman Khanna
totally against the well continues to churn out grad student

CORRECTIONS & CLARIFICATIONS


• The article “Students, faculty change opinions about abortion” in the Feb. 1 issue was
attributed to Amanda Boddy. The article was actually written by Christin Ivey.
• In the article “All wires are connected” a photo cutline was misleading. The safety
hotline pictured is for use by faculty and staff only, and all callers are anonymous. The
photo was also a photo illustration.
Are there anymore good, kind, chivalrous guys left on this planet? If so, come
find me and my girlfriends.

THE COLONNADE POLICY: LETTERS TO THE EDITOR The freshman complained so much about having to walk around construction
that a shuttle now has to go around Bobcat just to pick them up right outside
The Colonnade • telephone number • All letters will be edited of their building. Why is it that they can’t walk across the field like I
encourages readers to • year of study for grammar, spelling and dunno...everyone else does?
express their views and • major punctuation errors.
opinions by sending letters Only your name, year of • All letters become the To the person who wrote in to the litter box last week - you live in the dorms,
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Milledgeville, Ga. 31061 listed. and cannot be returned. really walk, so start working on those freshmen 15.
or by e-mail at colon- • Unsigned letters will not • We are not able to
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• names • Letters longer than 300 of the Editor in Chief. bring an umbrella. Or a raincoat. COME ON! Oh, and thank you, staff of
• address/ Email address words may be condensed. Colonnade. I like irony, too.

To the Midsouth Federal Credit Union manager in the bookstore:


Next time you run an ad in the GCSU school newspaper, look up and read the
POLL OF THE WEEK signs in your own building that say GC&SU CLOSE-OUT. They aren’t losing
50 percent profit for nothing. It’s called branding. And you want me to trust
you with my money? P.S. – I might change my mind but please don’t give me
GRAPHIC BY LEE SANDOW

Will you vote in the Georgia Primary on that ugly as hell t-shirt. Also, please add in that the offer expired on Sept. 7,
2007. I don’t care if you change the wording up – you get my point. The ad
Tuesday, Feb. 5? sucks.

Why don’t you stop being a Negative Nancy ... wait, I mean Debbie Downer
40% ... my B.

48% Miss Kitten lovveess kitties. I actually own a full-on cat suit. But the other
day I took it one step too far when I decided to use the bathroom at the volley-
Yes 40% ball courts near my apartment. I’ve been a baaddd kitty ... Just wanted to
apologize. Hsss Hsss Meeeooooowwwwwww!!
No 48%
Undecided 12% To the “dorm dweller” who vented about the small campus shuttles: Why
don't you try getting off your lazy booty and walking to class? Contrary to
what you may think, exercise is actually good for you (And no, rain doesn’t
make you melt either). I promise that if you're not riding the shuttle you’ll
have no reason to complain if it’s all filled up.

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Features The Colonnade’s Guide to Art and Entertainment

Hoop dancer wows crowd


Friday, February 8, 2008 www.gcsunade.com Section Editor, Ana Maria Lugo

APRIL ARGO Williams took the chal-


STAFF WRITER lenge to heart.
“It wasn’t what I was
Former World expecting but in a good
Champion Hoop way. It was really
Dancer Eddie inspirational and inter-
Swimmer stepped in esting,” Williams said.
front of over 100 stu- “It made me want to
dents on the stage of learn more about my
Russell Auditorium heritage.”
dressed in traditional Swimmer’s heritage
American Indian garb. is the motivation
He began to explain the behind all of his per-
reason he travels formances. He grew up
around the country on a reservation in
making appearances at North Carolina where
schools, festivals and he still lives today. He
churches. took the heritage and
“I want to tear down traditions he was
stereotypes and share taught by his family
my culture,” Swimmer and turned it into a per-
said to the crowd. formance he now uses
He went on to talk to educate people about
about the traditional American Indian cul-
hoop dance he would ture.
perform and the history “Just seeing kids -
of his people - the well, mostly grownups
Cherokee Indians. - talking after a show
The Hoop Dance joking about all the old
uses between 36 and 42 stereotypes, made me
hoops, and different decide to let people
arrangements of the know what we really
hoops make different do, and how we actual-
symbols including the ly live,” Swimmer said.
eagle, turtle and butter- Swimmer has per-
fly. Traditional music formed in New York
accompanied the dance City in the 1993
making the feeling in Macy’s Thanksgiving
the room one of Day Parade and at the
empowerment and World Cup in 1994 in
importance. Dallas, Texas. He also
Audience members performed at the
were in awe of Centennial Olympics ERIN GISH / SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHER
Swimmer’s perform- in 1996 in Atlanta. He Internationally renowned hoop dancer Eddie Swimmer gives a colorful and energetic performance at Russell Auditorium.
ance. He taught volun- is also featured a on a
teers from the audience U.S. postage stamp tant director of the out- means. He told stories the modern world. He want to bring the tradi-
a few steps to the dance doing the hoop dance door drama “Unto and gave some history strives, though, to tion back. Teaching
and let others play as part of the “Native These Hills.” He has to help the actors give bring American Indian people outside the cul-
instruments. American Dance also worked with depth to their American heritage into the new ture is one way I can do
He ended the per- Series.” actors like Tom Cruise, Indian characters. millennium so it that.”
formance with a circle Swimmer’s experi- Robert Redford and Warren Downs is a always survives. To learn more about
dance where all the ence in show business Goldie Hawn. cast member of “Past generations Swimmer, American
onlookers participated. is extensive. He chore- While he was at “Coyote Pointe.” felt it was necessary to Indian culture or hoop
Swimmer challenged ographed the hoop GCSU, Swimmer “I think having drop the culture and dancing, visit his web-
them with homework dance in the Broadway worked with the cast of Eddie Swimmer here heritage in order to site at
which involved learn- musical hit “Annie Get “Coyote Pointe,” the will give this play a move forward and http://eddieswimmer.lo
ing their heritage and Your Gun.” He found- upcoming spring play. level of authenticity we make a living,” ri-h.com.
to being proud of it. ed the dance group He talked the cast cannot achieve by our- Swimmer said. “Now,
Sophomore creative Native Movements. He about what being an selves,” Downs said. generations want it all
writing major Erin is currently the assis- American Indian Swimmer is a man of back. We are proud and

Meet the Artist

Swimmer uses between 36 and 42 hoops during his per-


formances.
His heritage is from both the Eastern Band of Cherokee
in North Carolina and the Chippewa-Cree Nation. He was
raised, and currently resides, in the Big Cove Community of ERIN GISH / SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHER
the Qualla Boundary (reservation in N.C.). Swimmer has performed all over the world from Broadway to local universities such as GCSU.
Learned dancing from his family and by watching tradi-
tional Cherokee dancers. He attended Western Carolina
University and Brigham Young University and moved to
Albuquerque New Mexico, and studied with Tony Whitecloud,
founder of the modern Native American Hoop dance.

ERIN GISH / SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHER

Also inside...
In depth with Josh McGuire
Page 10
Inside look at GCSU Idol
Page 11 ERIN GISH / SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHER
Swimmer creates inspiring shapes with his hoops, such as the globe as pictured above.
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10 THE COLONNADE F EATURES FEBRUARY 8, 2008

Q &A Recital worth a listen


with guest
the song was composed by “Marguerite, elle est
J.S. Bach. McGuire gave malade” was about a
the piece soul. When on the woman that would rather

artist Josh stage he was a mix between


a classical and traditional
get drunk than take her
medicine.

McGuire
musician, and “Chaconne” Each song was an indi-
truly expressed this. vidual testimony to the
Most of the songs immense talent of the per-
McGuire played were a formers. The professional-
Guitarist per- success. As expected, there
were barely any errors in
ism of the show was
expected, but the great
forms classics his performance.
Surprisingly, the show was
companionship of Mullen’s
voice and McGuire’s guitar
KATIE RAEGAN/ STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER CHELSEA THOMAS far from boring, even for was less predictable.
Josh McGuire performs at Max Noah Recital Hall. REVIEWER those without a cultured The crowd had an aston-
appreciation for classical ishing 45 people attend.
CHELSEA THOMAS “Elegy of the Dance” - I performing with Wendy Josh McGuire, a world music. The general solo Once again, our students
STAFF REPORTER think it's one of my favorites Mullen? renowned guitarist now performance given by have proved apathetic and
because it leaves you a McGuire: I adored it -- teaching at Vanderbilt McGuire was solemnly unsupportive to faculty
Guest artist Josh degree of rhythmic and dra- Wendy is a great friend and University, and soprano exquisite. His choice of recitals. Yet, students get
McGuire sat down with the matic license as a per- a really super musician. We Wendy Anne Mullen, Vocal quiet, retrospective music some credit considering the
Colonnade to discuss his former, a lot of room to play had so much fun putting the coordinator and associate calmly intrigued the audi- Superbowl was at the same
performance and how even with time and color. There program together on short professor of Voice at ence. time. It is just disappointing
as a pro, he has his doubts are always sounds that come notice that I was sad for it to GCSU, performed in the Wendy Anne Mullen to see such an amazing per-
too. out of the guitar that sur- be over! Faculty Recital on Sunday, joined after the short inter- formance go unrecognized
Colonnade: Overall, how prise me in that piece. Colonnade: As a young Feb. 3. mission. Together McGuire and unappreciated.
did you think the perform- Colonnade: Was this your musician what was some- Beginning the perform- and Mullen performed In general, the perform-
ance went? first time performing at thing you struggled with? ance with “Two Italian Lute some of the most challeng- ance itself was well-organ-
McGuire:You know, I think GCSU? And how did you overcome Pieces,” McGuire quickly ing pieces in classical ized and nicely executed.
as a musician one loses the McGuire: It was not -- my it? captivated the audience music. After the initial McGuire expressed a direct
ability to be completely wife Jennifer and I taught McGuire: Like a lot of with his fervent partnership opening piece known as kinmanship between his
happy with a performance here last year, and I had young musicians, I of with his guitar. McGuire “Bachianas Brasilieras No. guitar and himself.
after a while ... there are the wonderful experience of course despised practicing. did not just play the neces- 5,” most guests were equal- Mullen’s voice was com-
always some unexpected performing with Dr. I still don’t trust someone sary notes, he actively ly impressed with the mag- manding and potent. With
mistakes that bother you Richard Greene at that time. who says they really love it engaged on the musical nitude of the tone – the mixture of McGuire’s
afterwards, keep you Colonnade: Were you all the time - it’s hard work, selection. Like a true musi- Mullen’s voice reverberated guitar and Mullen’s voice,
awake. And yet one happy about the turn out or and there's no arrival point, cian, McGuire did not con- in all corners of the room. the performance was noth-
remembers that the impor- did you expect more people no point at which you can glomerate noise; rather he The rest of the evening ing short of magnificent.
tant thing is for people to to come out? say, “It’s finished,” or “It’s gave his guitar a voice. contained French Folk and Chelsea Thomas enjoys
come together and hear live McGuire: I was very ready.” But once you drop Numerous students Spanish songs. Some of the writing and she also enjoys
music - which is simply to happy, considering I was the need for instant gratifi- appeared to enjoy students particularly music. On ocassion, she
hear time pass in special playing during the cation, for results, then there McGuire’s second instru- enjoyed the French comical likes to do both and share
way, a more intense way, to SuperBowl! I’m always does come a quiet sort of mental selection, pieces of “J’ai descendu” her experiences.
listen to a story and glad to see people in the joy at the long, slow pace of “Chaconne.” Written in the and “Marguerite, elle est
enjoythemselves. And peo- audience - I think for some what you're doing. That’s Renaissance time period, malade.” Specifically,
ple seemed to have that musicians that’s a scary how I’ve come to relate to
experience, so in that sense I feeling, especially at first, my practice, at least for
feel it was a success. but for me it’s always been a now. Looking for a knight in shining armor?
Colonnade: You said that friendly, exciting thing to Colonnade: Do you play
Elogio de la Danza was one see walking out on stage. any other instruments at this
of your favorites - is there a No matter how it goes, time? Look no further than GCSUs own faculty. Find out
specific reason why? (And there’s always a sense of McGuire: Yes, but only
what exactly does the title privilege for me in having when no one else is listen- which faculty member is an honorary knight in next
mean itself?) an audience. ing! weeks issue!
McGuire: The title means Colonnade: Did you enjoy
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An outSTANDing performance
FEBRUARY 8, 2008 F EATURES THE COLONNADE

ANA MARIA LUGO ance was certainly the win- several genres from coun- body is enjoying it.
SENIOR REPORTER ningest performance but try, pop, and yes, even hip- Washington will be defi-
the other contestants most hop. nitely a tough act to follow.
Marlon Washington definitely delivered per- Audiences also enjoyed “I’m really honored and
probably gave a perform- haps the best “Idol” event the entertainment provided humbled to win GCSU
ance of a lifetime. Well, at yet. by the judges. Jimbeau idol,” Washington said.
least enough to convince, Even sometimes snarky Hinson, guest judge who is “I’m excited to see what’s
nay, secure the title of 2008 and critically honest judge also a popular country in store for me.”
GCSU idol. Philip Joiner coulnd’t help songwriter, seemed to be a
Washington gave a per- but be impressed by this crowd favorite.
formance so soulful and year’s show. “I love this crowd,” What the judges said:
passionate that is was “The caliber of the tal- Hinson said. “And you sure
enough to make the crowd ents this year has just sur- grow ‘em pretty here in
wonder if it was a church passed any other year,” Georgia.” “You have vocal
service. Performing Joiner said. “And I’ve During the result show chords made out
“Stand” by gospel great judged this competition for and benefit concert featur- of titanium.”
and Grammy-award winner four years.” ing the Dave Matthews ~Dr. Jennifer
Donnie McClurkin, And the audiences defi- Tribute Band, GCSU Idol Flory
Washington kept the audi- nitely mirrored the infec- presented several awards.
ences at the edge of their tious nature of the show. Judges Choice Award
seats as his powerful The very spirited crowd was given to Sophomore “I wrote one
chords and velvet smooth brought in numerous fan Dustin Wilson for his word for you...
voice stirred the packed clubs to support their “flawless” performance of ‘YES.’”
Russell Auditorium on Feb. favorite idol. “Home” by Chris ~Philip Joiner
1. “I’m here to support Daughtry.
“This is a meaningful Mary Zehner,” Katey SGA president, Ryan
song-it’s an annointed Elliot, a senior art major Greene, was at hand to “Can you say
song,”Washington, a soph- said. “But it’s definitely enjoy the show. ‘WOW?’”
omore psychology and more than that. This is my “SGA is definitely ~Jimbeau Hinson
criminal justice major, said third and I think it’s gotten thrilled to be a part of such
to the awed crowd. “You even better and more a wonderful program,”
know that God will see you organized.” Greene said. “This is where
through.” The contestants sang a the student funds go and
Washington’s perform- variety of songs crossing we’re glad that the student ERIN GISH / SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHER

Seen&Heard PHOTOS BY ERIN GISH /


SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHER
Far Left: Senior Ajayi Monell,
worked the crowd as he per-
forms hip-hop single “Shawty
was a ten” complete with
back-up dancers.
Center: Mass Communications
majors Mary Zehner and
Mallory Jones help each other
out backstage.
Right: Faculty guest represen-
tative, Jennifer Cash, gives a
stirring performance showcas-
ing her vocal prowess.
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Sports
Friday, February 8, 2008
The Colonnade’s Guide to Athletics and Recreation
www.gcsunade.com Section Editor, Corey Dickstein

A GCSU era ends as Aldridge retires SeasoN The

BYCOREY DICKSTEIN
SENIOR REPORTER

After 17 years as
ball, golf and women’s ten-
nis.
“I’ve been very happy
here,” Aldridge said. “I
at the four year level.”
Aldridge never expected
to spend so much time at
GCSU.
we’ve made an awful lot of
positive changes and
become competitive in one
of the toughest Division II
PASS
GCSU’s Athletic Director, came here 33 years ago as “I thought I’d probably conferences in the nation.”
Dr. Stan Aldridge the (men’s) basketball be here a couple of years Aldridge has also been
announced that he will coach and the whole uni- and move on,” he said. instrumental in improving
retire at the end of March. versity was actually pretty “But, (GCSU) kind of grew the athletics facilities on
During Aldridge’s tenure depressing. The athletics on me. I started to see a lot campus.
GCSU’s athletics have were not very good and the of positive changes, espe- During his tenure, the
thrived, producing 13 buildings were in pretty bad cially when (late Athletic Centennial Center was
Peach Belt Conference shape, and I thought, well Director) Mike Peeler came
championships in baseball, this is an opportunity to in as athletics director.
ALDRIDGE men and women’s basket- move into college coaching From that point to today, Aldridge Page 14

Basketball Defending champs sweep


BY COREY DICKSTEIN
SPORTS EDITOR

Lady Bobcats
teams split ’Cats in opening weekend
primed for 2008

week 1-1
Over the years a tradi-
tion has been established
in the GCSU athletic
BY SCOTT THOMPSON department. That tradition
BY PRESTON SELLERS
STAFF WRITER is winning.
STAFF REPORTER The winning tradition
Saturday, at John Kurtz Field, does not exclude the soft-
Both the men’s and women’s the GCSU Bobcat baseball team ball team, and this year’s
GCSU basketball teams were in endured a doubleheader sweep version of the Lady
action twice this week. by the No. 1 ranked University Bobcats hopes to prove
Saturday, Feb. 2 was rough on both of Tampa Spartans. exactly that.
squads, as they each dropped contests “We have to be slightly dis- The team enters the sea-
to tough Augusta State University couraged,” said first-year head son ranked No. 3 in the
teams. coach Tom Carty. “You don’t Peach Belt Conference and
The Lady Bobcats fell hard to the want to be 0-2 after a double- No. 23 nationally.
Lady Jaguars 85-62. The team start- header. We’ve got things to Fortunately for the
ed off well but was then overwhelmed ladies, they have a strong
by a talented ASU offense. GCSU work on.”
The Bobcats displayed talent crop of players returning
also could not find the net, shooting a from last seasons team that
horrendous 28 percent for the game, and skill in the first game, an 11-
inning heartbreaker. They finished 35-21.
including three-of-34 from behind the GCSU did not live up to
arc. played well in the 6-5 loss, out-
“We couldn’t throw (the ball) in hitting the Spartans 15-11 and high expectations, after
the ocean,” Head Coach John Carrick committing fewer errors in the being picked to win the
said. “We shot the ball a ton, and got PBC last year, but there is
field. But the deciding factor
a bunch of rebounds. We just couldn’t not reason the team should
was timely hitting, and the feel like they have any-
score.” Bobcats stranded 18 runners in
Senior forward Ashley Williams thing to prove.
the loss. Key returning players
had yet another double-double, her
eighth of the season, and led all scor- Tampa struck first in the third include junior pitcher
ers with 19 points. inning with a 3-0 lead, but the Mandy Chandler, who was
The total pushed her over 1,000 for Bobcats fought back late. They named to the pre-season all
her career, only the eleventh player in tied the game with two outs in PBC team. Chandler had
GCSU women’s basketball history to the eighth inning on a wild pitch an outstanding 2007 cam-
reach that milestone. following back-to-back singles paign in which she went
Junior guard Emily Bixler hit the by sophomore outfielder Sean 22-12 with a 1.33 ERA and
glass hard, snatching nine offensive Harrell and sophomore short- an impressive 280 strike-
rebounds and 14 total. stop Chandler Snell. Neither BOBBY GENTREY / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER outs.
The men’s team played the Jaguars team scored in the ninth, and Sophomore first baseman Matt Pitts slides into third base on Saturday at Other returning players
close, but would ultimately fall 88- fans in attendance received a John Kurtz field. Pitts and the Bobcats had a tough weekend dropping that should make an
81. impact for the Lady
Senior center Aaron Clark record- free baseball. both games to the University of Tampa to open the 2008 season.
In the top of the tenth, Tampa Bobcats include senior
ed his third consecutive double-dou- tie the game at five. shot into right, but it was hit catcher Shelbie Lindsey
ble, while sophomore guard Graham regained the lead. Spartan short- A ruthless Tampa offense directly at the rightfielder, and
stop Jesus Barroso reached with and senior outfielder
Martin led all scorers with 23 points again scored once in the top of the Bobcats fell just short, 6-5.
on nine-of-18 shooting, including a bunt single, and then scored on Brianna Hope.
the eleventh, and the Bobcats Clete Jessup earned the no GCSU has also added
five-of-ten from behind the arc. Paul Cruz’s triple. But the again had to answer. decision, giving up three earned
Junior guard Shaun Keaton had an Bobcats weren’t done. some top recruits for their
off night by his standards, but made After two outs in the bottom runs over five innings in his 2008 season.
Harrell again ignited the half of the inning, senior second start. Harrell proved to be the
up for it by going eight-for-ten from Junior Kori Pickowitz
offense in the bottom half of the baseman Tommy Rice and offensive spark plug for the will see time at both first
the free throw line to finish with 21 inning, reaching on a walk and
points. Harrell knocked back-to-back game, as he reached base four and third base after trans-
stealing second. After advancing singles, and it appeared the ferring from Young Harris
The Bobcats had to deal with an
extremely balanced offense by the to third on a wild pitch, he game would require even more College.
Jaguars, with all five starters record- scored on Snell’s sacrifice fly to innings. Snell followed with a Another junior college
Sweep Page 14
ing double digit points. Garret Siler, transfer, junior Sherquita
the outstanding center for ASU, led Bostick will man center-

’Cat tennis and golf ready in ’08


the way with 22 points and ten field. Bostick comes from
boards. Santa Fe Community
“We dug ourselves a hole early,” College, where she
said Head Coach Terry Sellers. “But showed her exceptional
I was proud of our guys for battling Left: speed and power to catch
back and making it close.” Senior Tom
GCSU coaches’ eyes.
On Monday, Feb. 4, the teams Bertucci swats a
The Lady Bobcats have
hosted The University of North ball in practice at
the Centennial been working very hard in
Carolina at Pembroke for their second Center courts. The the offseason, and with
home games in a row. men’s tennis team some key victories can
First up were the Lady Bobcats, will start its season
losers of three in a row, against a at home on Friday definitley pull off a PBC
Lady Braves squad that has had a when they host championship this season.
tough year and sat near the bottom of Morehouse The ladies see their first
the conference. College. action this weekend when
This game could have been a the travel to Aiken, S.C.
Right:
scrimmage for GCSU, but UNCP had Senior Kyle Collins for the Early Bird
other ideas. The outmanned Lady reads the green Tournament where they
Braves gave an outstanding effort during practice. will be tested early facing
against a Lady Bobcat team that The team travels No. 21 ranked Kutztown
to Lakeland, Fla. University.
seemed disinterested from the start. on Monday for the
Only with a few late defensive stops Matlock The team’s first home
and free throws did GCSU put away Invitational. game is Feb. 27 when the
the pesky Lady Braves 62-56. Lady Bobcats will battle
Please see full the University of West
stories on Page
13
Georgia at the Peeler
Split Page 14 ERIN GISH / SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHER FILE PHOTO
Complex at West Campus.

THE Upcoming Sports


Men’s Basketball: Baseball:
Stat of the Week
3
Wednesday 7:30 p.m. @Armstrong Sat.-Sun. @UAB- Huntsville

SHORT Women’s Basketball:


Wednesday 5:30 p.m. @Armstrong
Tuesday
Softball:
3 p.m. Shorter The number of double-
doubles senior center
Aaron Clark recorder in a
Tennis: Sat.-Sun. Tourn. @Aiken, S.C.
row in three games for the
STOP Friday (men)
Saturday
2 p.m.
1 p.m.
Morehouse
Georgia SW
Golf:
Mon.-Tues. Tourn. @Lakeland, Fl.
Bobcats basketball team.
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Tennis eyes opening No. 18 golf squad


weekend at home opens season in Fla.
BY PRESTON SELLERS men. Matthew Belenchia players on the men’s team KEVIN LANGLEY Division II Poll, but stay- to win, and we want to
and Tony Bertucci enter and six of nine on the
BY
STAFF REPORTER ing grounded, according to improve every time out,”
their final season as women’s team came to
STAFF WRITER
Bobcats. GCSU from other coun- Coach Jimmy Wilson, is Wilson said.
The GCSU tennis teams
begin action this weekend, Redshirt junior Erick tries, whether directly or On Monday, Feb. 11, important for this relative- High expectations are
when the men’s team hosts Siqueira led the team in through community col- the Bobcat Men’s Golf ly young team. quite reasonable after
Morehouse College on wins this fall, going 7-2 leges. team will begin its spring “The ranking is flatter- completing an exciting fall
Friday and both teams face across the three tourna- The veteran players, the 2008 season at the ing, but the only thing that season. The team returns
Georgia Southwestern ments. Sophomore Max incoming new talent, and Matlock Invitational in really matters is how we three seniors and two
State University on Beliankou and freshman the international flair Lakeland, Fla. The play in May,” Wilson said. sophomores from last
Saturday. Francis Yoshimoto each should add up to great sea- Matlock Invitational will “Right now, the ranking year’s team.
Neither team has played had five wins during tour- sons for both Bobcat teams be hosted by Florida doesn’t really mean a Seniors Juan Bialet and
in official matches since nament play. this season. Their matches Southern University. thing.” Kyle Collins, and sopho-
the fall semester, when Something interesting to are played on the There is much to be Don’t mistake Wilson’s mores Nicolas Johansson
they took part in three note about the tennis teams Centennial Center courts excited about as the humble attitude for a lack and Francisco Bide will
tournaments, the last being here at GCSU is the inter- during the middle of the
national influence present. day, so come out and sup- Bobcats begin this spring of high expectations for provide important leader-
the Chick-Fil-A Collegiate
Championships in A quick glance at the port the teams this season. season ranked No. 18 in this spring season. ship and experience for the
Augusta. rosters reveals five of nine the Golf World/ Nike Golf “This spring we expect team after competing in
Expectations are high the NCAA Championship
for both teams, as they last spring where it fin-
each begin the season ished sixth.
ranked in the top 20 in the This year the team is
Intercollegiate Tennis joined by a good nucleus
Association’s Division II of young talented players
preseason poll, with the including freshmen Joe
ladies voted No.17 and the Young, Bayley Craig and
men voted No. 20. Billy Shida.
The women’s team is Senior Juan Bialet is
veteran-heavy, with six
seniors and juniors, and embracing his role as a
only one sophomore and veteran and returning sen-
one freshman. ior for this upcoming
Sofia Intriago, Whitney spring season.
Lightfoot, and Celine “It feels good to be an
Martin are the three sen- experienced senior,”
iors playing their last Bialet said. “I feel like I
matches for the Lady have the abilities to guide
Bobcats this season, while the other players to play
a few new faces will play well and to play well
their first matches for myself. This semester is
GCSU. my last big chance to play
Juniors Gabby Acuna
and Marjorie Ceppo, and good golf here, and I plan
freshman Bertille Lion to take advantage of it.”
paced the Lady Bobcats in With experience, solid
the fall tournaments, com- leadership, high expecta-
ing away with four wins tions and a humble atti-
each. Ceppo had the best tude, the team appears
overall record at 4-2. poised to make a strong
The men’s team has a run into the Peach Belt
good mix of experience ERIN GISH / SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHER FILE PHOTO Conference Tournament
and youth, with two sen- Senior Diane Danna practices last Friday at the Centennial Freshman Joe Young watches practices with his driver in and into the NCAA
iors, two juniors, three Center courts. The Lady Bobcats see their first action of the practice. The golf team enters the Spring 2008 season C h a m p i o n s h i p
sophomores and two fresh- season at home on Saturday. ranked No. 18 after finishing last season ranked No. 10. Tournament.
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Aldridge I think it is probably a good time to do
that.” Split
Dr. Bruce Harshbarger, dean of student
Continued from Page 12 ... affairs, said that Aldridge has earned the Continued from Page 12 ...
respect of the entire GCSU community.
completed in 1989 and the facilities for “The thing is that it is not just that he
all of the other sports were upgraded has been here for so long, but that he has “We got outplayed
including a major reconstruction to the been the face of (GCSU athletics),” tonight, plain and simple,”
Peeler Athletic Harshbarger Carrick said. “They
Complex on West said. “He has outscrapped us, outshot us,
Campus that hous-
es GCSU’s soft-
Career highlights been involved
in everything
the second team in a row to
come into our place and do
ball, baseball and
soccer teams.
at GCSU that is going
on.”
that, and we did not
deserve to win.”
“(Aldridge) is Barsby has For the second game in a
the most hands on 1974 - Named head men’s basketball worked under row Williams moved up
person in the coach Aldridge seven another notch in the GCSU
department with- years and said record book and recorded a
out a doubt,” 1981 - Has best season as basketball he has never double-double, her ninth of
Tennis Coach and coach (17-10) had a better the season. This time she
Assistant Athletic 1985 - Named GIAC Basketball Coach boss. moved into fourth on the
Director Steve of the Year Barsby also all-time rebounding list, a
Barsby said. said that testament to her hard work
“Whether it’s help- 1986 - Named assistant athletic Aldridge’s lega- and dedication over four
ing out around (the cy will continue seasons at GCSU.
director when he leaves. Freshman sharpshooting
Centennial Center)
or helping put new 1986 - Named GIAC Basketball Coach “He’s built a guard Dominique Huffin
piping under the great foundation was hot in the first half, and
softball field, he’s of the Year and he’s kept it finished with 16 points for
there at every going,” Barsby the Lady Bobcats.
event.” 1988 - GCSU moves to NCAA said. “His lead- Senior guard Elicia
Aldridge said Division II ership has Lynch took over the scor- DRAKE SIMONS / SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHER
that there were a allowed people ing in the second half, fin- Junior guard Emily Bixler makes a move on a UNC-Pembroke
few reasons for his 1989 - Centennial Center finished at Georgia ishing with 22 points on opponent Monday night at the Centennial Center. The Lady
decision to retire College to com- seven-of-14 shooting, Bobcats won the contest 62-56.
pete and he has including four-of-eight
now. 1991 - Named interim athletic director just led us by from deep.
“I’ve been
thinking about 1992 - Peeler Athletic Complex example and we The men’s team got just
(retiring) for a cou- can keep it what they needed in a
facelift going.” blowout win over the
ple of years,”
Aldridge said. An interim Braves. Every Bobcat saw
“Every year next 1993 - Named permanent athletic athletic director several minutes on the
year became next director will be floor, as the team opened
year and I really a n n o u n c e d up a huge lead early and
thought I would 2004 - Soccer program begins within the next never looked back, crush-
probably do it in a couple of days, ing UNCP 75-43.
2008 - Announces retirement according to “Man we needed that,”
year, but the Sellers said. “We have had
department is cur- H a r s h b a r g e r,
who the athletic guys playing 30-plus min-
rently looking to utes the last few games and
fill three positions and I felt that the new director reports
to. it felt great to give them a
athletic director should be here to work rest and play some guys
with them.” Harshbarger is currently researching
what the job description should include that haven’t gotten to play
Aldridge also noted that he has been much.”
spending less time working lately, and compared with other PBC schools.
Aldridge said he will miss his work at The Bobcats brought the
that the job cannot really be done in part- long-distance barrage back
time fashion. GCSU, but is looking forward to the next
to put the Braves away.
“I feel like my time away from the job, step in his life. Three players in particular
at this point, is very important to me,” “My years here have been very
rewarding,” Aldridge said. “I honestly had great shooting nights
Aldridge said. “So, my decision at that from three-point range.
point was to retire while I’m still in rela- feel like I am one of the few people that
Senior forward Jay
tively good health. There’s just some can say that I enjoyed coming to work Warden went six-of-eight
things I’d like to do other than work, and almost every single day.” for his season high 18
points, freshman point
guard Andre Mikell hit all
four of his threes, and
Martin matched Warden’s
18 points, including four-
JEN FORDHAM / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER
of-eight from behind the
Sophomore Ty Rowland controls the ball for the Bobcats in
arc.
their Saturday night loss to No. 10 Augusta State University.
The Bobcats’ deep bench
outscored the Braves’ 41-8.
“Our depth is going to be With both teams going remain, and either team
the key for us down the 1-1 this week, the men sit can make a strong push
stretch,” Sellers said. “We in third place in the Peach leading into the tourna-
have to get the usual pro- Belt Conference at 7-5, and ment, but inconsistency
duction from our main the women are tied for could lead to sub-par fin-
guys, but we also need the sixth in the PBC at 6-6. ishes.
bench to step up for us.” Several key games

Sweep said. “We’ve got to stay in


and fight.”
home to face Shorter
College at 3 p.m.
Continued from Page 12 ... The Bobcats are looking “Hopefully on Monday
ahead to this weekend, we can shake it off and pre-
when they go on the road to pare for Alabama-
times, drove in two runs face Alabama-Huntsville Huntsville,” Carty said.
and scored twice. on Saturday and Sunday. “There are many more
The Bobcats hoped for a Tuesday, they’ll be back at games ahead.”
different outcome in the
second game with senior
ace Sean Heimpel taking
the mound. That hope soon
disappeared, as the
Spartans scored six runs in
the second inning on their
way to a 15-3 blowout.
The two time defending
national champions scored
in every inning except the
fourth and outhit the
Bobcats 16-7. Spartan hit-
ters also connected for
three home runs in the
game. Heimpel worked one
and a third innings, giving
up seven earned runs and
walking three.
“Jessup and the guys did
good in the first game,
made good pitches,” junior
catcher Pete Paris said. “In
the second game, we left
the ball up in the zone, and
you can’t do that against
these guys.”
RBI singles by sopho-
more third baseman Brooks
Robinson and junior out-
fielder Danny McCorkell
in the third and a leadoff
solo homer by sophomore
outfielder Andrew Evans in
the fourth capped the scor-
ing for the Bobcats. BOBBY GENTRY / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER
“We played well in the Junior outfields Danny McCorkell makes contact Saturday
first game, but not so well against the No. 1 ranked Univeristy of Tampa. The Bobcats
came up short in both games of the double-header and fell in
in the second,” junior first
the national polls from No. 13 to No. 22
baseman Mitch Mitchell
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removed from the scene by Old Capitol
Wrecker after several attempts were made
by him to have someone get the vehicle for
him.

Tampering with history


Friday, February 8- Thursday, On Feb. 2 at approximately 4:34 p.m.,
while on foot patrol, Officer Hicks found a
February 14, 2008 door to the Governors Mansion unsecured.
It appeared that the door may have been
Friday, February 8 tampered with. Officer Hicks along with
Sgt. Williams, Officer Reonas and Officer
7 p.m. “Murder on Maul” Mystery Dinner Pissott did a walk through of the building
- Crockett’s - 100 Fieldstone Drive, Milledgeville to make sure no one was inside. Managers
One thing led to another were called to the scene to advise if any-
Saturday, February 9 thing appeared to be missing.
On Jan. 31, at approximately 8:13 p.m.,
7 p.m. “Murder on Maul” Mystery Dinner Officer Reonas observed a vehicle on Should have listened the first
- Crockett’s - 100 Fieldstone Drive, Milledgeville Clarke Street with no headlights. A traffic time
7:30 p.m. GCSU Max Noah Singers Valentine’s Day stop was initiated and contact made with
Rendezvous- First United Methodist Church the driver. While speaking with her, On Feb. 4, at approximately 2:26 p.m.,
Officer Reonas could detect the odor of an Officer Gaines was doing a walk through
Sunday, February 10 alcoholic beverage coming from her per- Russell Library and observed a male in the
son. He also observed that her eyes were library that had been previously banned.
3 p.m. Flannery O’Conner- Andalusia Lecture Series: bloodshot and her speech slurred. When Contact was made with the male, who had
Melanie DeVore - Main House Dining Room tested on the Intoxilyzer 5000, she regis-
7 p.m. “Until The Violence Stops” - Museum Education no ID and stated he was not a college stu-
tered .170. She was arrested and transport- dent. The Trespass Warning was verified
ed to Milledgeville Police Department and and the male was arrested and transported
Monday, February 11 charged with DUI second and headlight to Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office and
11 a.m.- 12 p.m. “What is the True Cost of US Foreign Oil requirements. The vehicle was left at the charged with Criminal Trespass.
Dependence?” - Arts and Sciences Auditorium scene of the stop.
7 p.m. “Until The Violence Stops” Film Suspicious man removed
-Museum Education Room Got to let it go
7:30 p.m. Faculty Artist Recital - Ryan Smith On Feb. 5, at approximately 2:29 p.m.,
-Max Noah Recital Hall On Feb. 2 at approximately 2:28 a.m., Sgt. Officer Gaines was dispatched to the area
Williams observed a female urinating of MSU/Front Campus in reference to a
Tuesday, February 12 close to downtown. Contact was made suspicious person approaching females.
12:30 p.m. Christian de la Huerta Speaks: Beyond Belief with the female, who was very belligerent Contact was made with the male, who did
Lecture and yelling profanities. Sgt. Williams not have official business being on GCSU
- Arts and Sciences Auditorium could detect the odor of an alcoholic bev- property. He was given a Trespass Warning
3 p.m. Bobcats Baseball vs. Shorter erage coming from her person. She was for all of GCSU property.
-Kurtz Field - West Campus arrested and transported to Milledgeville
5:30 p.m. Christian de la Huerta Speaks: Coming Out Police Department and charged with Purse stealer on the large
Spiritually Lecture - Arts and Sciences Auditorium Disorderly Conduct and Public Drunk.
7 p.m. Campus Outreach 180 - Peabody Auditorium On Feb. 5, at approximately 8:35 p.m., a
Drunk driver arrested female reported that she put her purse on a
Wednesday, February13 bench near the food court at MSU to play
On Feb. 2, at approximately 2:08 a.m., Frisbee. After 10 minutes, she looked at
12:30 p.m. SGA Meeting- Student Activities Center - third floor Officer Pissott observed a vehicle at the the bench and her purse was missing. A
12:30 p.m. SIFE Meeting- 107 Atkinson Hall intersection of Wayne and Franklin streets search of the area did not locate the purse.
3 p.m.-4 p.m. “Zen and the Art of Falling in Love (Workship Series)” with one functioning brake light. A traffic Officer Baker reviewed the security cam-
-130 Lanier Hall stop was initiated and contact made with
4 p.m.- 5 p.m. “Biological and Envorimental Science Spring eras in the area and was not able to see the
Seminar Series: Enviromental Challenges at Georgia the driver. While speaking with the driver, area where the purse was located. The case
Power’s Plant Branch” - 250 Herty Hall Officer Pissott could detect the odor of an has been turned over to Detective Butler.
alcoholic beverage coming from his per-
Thursday, February14 son. The driver admitted to drinking since
3:00 p.m. that afternoon, but stated he did Information compiled
7 p.m. “The Vagina Monologues”: Magnolia Ballroom not believe he was intoxicated. When test- by Jamie Fleming
ed on the Intoxilyzer 5000, he registered
Please send calendar submissions to colonnadenews@gcsu.edu .143. He was arrested and transported to Please go online to
Milledgeville Police Department and gcsunade.com to download the
charged with DUI. The vehicle was

Kicking Off V-Day three sessions total for all how to assert it, de la
interested. Drawing on Huerta will give gay and
On Monday, Feb. 11, numerous spiritual tradi- straight audiences new
“Until the Violence Stops” tions, such as Buddhism foundations from which to
premieres in the Museum and Christianity, there will build a spiritual life. At
Education Room at 7 p.m. be heavy focus on keeping 5:30 p.m. he will also
Admission is one dollar. your individual identity. speak on “Coming Out
This film is a Sundance The information for this Spiritually.” Take this time
favorite chronicle of how workshop is taken from to enjoy free admission to
Eve Ensl’'s show “The Charlotte Kasl’s book, “If hear a great speech on reli-
Vagina Monologues” grew The Buddha Dated.” The gious and social justice in
into V-Day. Part of Social three sessions will be on our community. If you
Justice Awareness Month. Feb. 13, 20 and 27. The have more questions con-
If you have more ques- workshop will be located tact Nadirah Z. Ross,
tions contact Nadirah Z. in 130 Lanier Hall. Call Diversity Program coordi-
Ross, Diversity Program Counseling Services at nator, at 478-445-4233. Have you ever wondered Beta Sigma Fraternity, understand how much these
coordinator, at 478-445- 478-445-5331 for more the meaning of the eight Incorporated, and the Eta Greek benches mean to us
4233. information. Interested in colorful benches, adorned Xi Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta and respect it just as much
with Greek letters, in- Sorority, Incorporated. as we do.”
Foreign Oil Lecture Win Catcash photography? between Atkinson and Traditionally at It has always been a tra-
Parks Hall? These benches Historically Black Colleges dition of NPHC and its
Two students who respond For all photographers- happen to belong to the & Universities (HBCUs), respective organizations to
“What is the True Cost of
to the “National Survey of what to learn how they did member organizations of these organizations are treat its founders, fraterni-
U.S. Foreign Oil
Student Engagement” e- it in the “old” days, espe- the National Pan-Hellenic dedicated a plot on which ties and sororities with
Dependence?” lecture will
mail survey by Mar. 17 cially for beginners, the Council. their benches sit. Here at respect.
be given by Dr. John
will win a $50 Catcash new “Darkroom National Pan-Hellenic GCSU, each organization Additionally a member
Duffield, professor of
prize. Look for an e-mail Photography” course will Council (NPHC) is an has decorated their bench added, “We show our
political science at
with the subject line of: focus on camera operation, umbrella organization for to give a representation of respect by acting appropri-
Georgia State University.
We Want Your Feedback. exposure control, black nine historically black, their organization on cam- ately in our letters and by
The lecture will draw on
Follow the instructions on and white film develop- international Greek lettered pus. This is because they do not sitting, standing, or
his recent book: “Over The
the e-mail and complete ment, darkroom printing fraternities and sororities. not have houses, and it is defacing in any other way
Barrel: The Costs of U.S.
the survey. Two winners procedures, and print pres- Each of the nine NPHC tradition that these organi- our benches.” The mem-
Foreign Oil Dependence”
will be announced on entation. The course will organizations evolved dur- zations find some means of bers of the organizations do
Stanford University Press.
Mar.19. also teach technical skills ing a period when African- representing their organiza- not sit on the benches out
It will be Monday, Feb. 11, tion on campus. The mem- of respect, and they feel as
used to create successful Americans were denied
from 11 a.m. in the Arts & essential rights and privi- bers of these organizations though no one else shall sit
photographic prints and
Sciences Auditorium. For Christian de la use the medium as a means leges afforded to other col- design their respective or disrespect the organiza-
more information call
James Winchester at 478-
Huerta speaks on of self-expression. A lege students. The groups bench to honor the year tions in any other way. “It
are referred to collectively their organization was hurts me to look at all the
445-4025. Come out to religious unity 35mm camera with manu-
as the “Divine Nine.” founded, as well as the year marks and shoe prints of
al adjustments of manual
hear about one of the eco- We are fortunate to have their chapter was chartered those who so carelessly
On Tuesday, Feb. 12, override for focus, aper-
nomical gripping issues six active chapters of the on our campus. placed their feet upon what
Christian de la Huerta tures and shutter speeds is
our nation is facing. nine that NPHC represents. One active chapter mem- my sisters and I worked so
speaks in the Arts and required. There will be a
additional supply list when These organizations ber had this to say about the hard to accomplish.” The
Science Auditorium. He
Zen and the Art of will first speak at 12:30 students register. include: the Kappa Eta benches, “Our benches are general population should
Chapter of Alpha Kappa important to us because it is recognize the hard work
Falling in Love p.m. on “Beyond Belief.” Beginning Feb. 11, the
Alpha Sorority, a symbol of our organiza- and dedication the mem-
course will be at the
Workshop Series Christian de la Huerta will
McIntosh House from
Incorporated, the Mu tions and what we each bers put into creating these
be introducing his audi- Gamma Chapter of Alpha stand for. These benches benches. Smoking and put-
ences to many of the 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. There represent the legacy, histo- ting your feet up on the
Beginning Wednesday, Phi Alpha Fraternity,
worl’'s religions. He will will be eight sessions total Incorporated, the Mu Psi ry and the hard work of our benches is in their eyes,
Feb. 13 at 3 p.m. a work-
share understanding of the at $189. The instructor Chapter of Kappa Alpha founders.” defacing their monuments.
shop series will begin
teachings of religious tra- will be Logan Ferrelle. Psi Fraternity, Another member had If you would like to
focusing on “Zen and the
ditions and their attitudes Every session will be held Incorporated, The Nu Tau this to add about her bench, learn more about the NPHC
Art of Falling in Love.”
towards homosexuality. on Mondays though Chapter of Delta Sigma “I just want the people of organizations on our cam-
Looking at how to begin
Offering a fresh outlook March 31. For more infor- Theta Sorority, Georgia College & State pus, please visit
and maintain a healthy
on gay spirituality and mation or to register, call Incorporated, the Rho University, a college who http://www.gcsu.edu/stu-
relationship, there will be
Nora at 478-445-5277. Lambda Chapter of Phi prides itself on diversity, to dentlife/greek.html.
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