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The Official Student Newspaper of Georgia College & State University

The Colonnade
Friday, January 22, 2010 - - Volume 86, No. 14


Design begins on

wellness center
Committee hears
options for new West
Campus facility

of new
Page 6

Technology center

gives Milledgeville
an upgrade
Digital Bridges brings
new opportunities to
downtown area
Page 3
by Rebecca Burns
Milledgeville Staff Writer
eatery reopens
Pickle Barrel Café GCSU is continuing to ex-
plore the possibility of a unified
embraces new year Greek village at West Campus,
and a new location with a feasibility study planned
Page 5 for February.
Unlike the current scattering
Features of unofficially recognized hous-
es in Milledgeville’s historic dis-
Metropolis Café trict, the proposed GCSU master
opens for business plan allots space for an intact or-
New restaurant fills ganized, Greek structure visible
Greek niche from U.S. 441. The study con-
ducted by consultant Mari Ann
Page 14 Callais, who worked on the new
Greek complex at the University
of West Georgia, will determine
interest, need and overall readi-
Claire Dykes / Staff Photographer ness to undergo the project.
Aaron Williams adjusts the neon lights on the sign for the historic Campus Theatre, located at 135 Hancock St. in Assistant Director for Student
downtown Milledgeville on Wednesday afternoon. The facility will be fully open to the public in April. The theater will Involvement Reese Cohn said

Campus Theatre to open

also house a bookstore, set to open in March, and a coffee shop. Greek organizations are inter-
“We know Greek students
would like a place to call their
own, we’re just not sure what
kind of structure they are look-
ing for and what kind of struc-
Bookstore launches in March, theater in April ture is going to work best for our
students and our campus,” Cohn
Purple glove According to Vice President
by Elise Colcord opening of the theater, as a whole, is expected in of Student Affairs Bruce Harsh-
benefit raises barger, the feasibility study by
Staff Writer late April although no official opening date has
awareness been set. Callais will evaluate the current
Although the historic Campus Theatre, located state of the Greek community,
Students lend a hand On Feb. 22, 2008, GCSU purchased the historic including the size of chapters,
to cancer effort at 135 Hancock St. in downtown Milledgeville, building and later began renovating it.
will not reopen with a showing of Frank Capra’s potential growth and the current
Page 13 Mark Bowen, GCSU’s project manager, ex- goals of the Greek community,
“Broadway Bill” like it did in 1935, it does have plained how the current layout of the building as well as the university’s goals
Sports new venues that will benefit not only students, but contrasts from it’s former design of a segregated for a Greek village.
also the local community as well. past. In addition to meeting with
Inside the theater there will be a retail book- “When you enter the middle doors here, you university personnel, advisors
Cardiac ’Cats store and a Jittery Joe’s coffee shop that will in- will be entering the main part, the retail bookstore. of chapters, Greek chapter presi-
It takes a buzzer-beater, habit the front of the building. The “black box” dents and council presidents, an
Of course, to the right you will have a coffee shop,
but men’s hoops wins performance space and accommodations for the- Jittery Joe’s and towards the back is the entrance open meeting for all interested
sixth straight to remain ater students will be housed in the back portion of to the black box theater portion for students to students will be held this semes-
unbeaten in Peach Belt the building. ter.
practice and perform productions,” Bowen said. “Regardless of the program
Page 16 A soft opening for the bookstore portion of the With renovations begun in October 2008, an-
facility is expected in late March around the time we develop, the funding of the
students return from spring break. The official Theatre page 3
Greek village page 6

MSU dining hall Sean Kingston, MuteMath

renovations planned to play at Homecoming
for summer 2011 by Ryan Del Campo
Staff Reporter
by Matt Kuhl released by November, In an effort to involve
Staff Reporter which is the planned dead- the student body this past
line for bids. Cullars hopes semester, the Student
Connect four Students can expect to to have a contractor chosen Government Association
Women’s hoops controls see changes in Maxwell by March 2011. created a vote for the
Columbus State for Student Union next year When asked what students’ choice of bands
fourth straight win as Sodexo Inc.’s contract changes students might for this year’s Home-
Page 16 expires and a complete re- see, Cullars said he expects coming. And the people
modeling of the dining hall improvements from the have spoken. This week,
is planned. company that receives the SGA announced a lineup
Auxiliary Services Exec- contract. for a week full of events
utive Director Kyle Cullars “If you’re going to go from Feb. 15-20 on its
explained that the school’s to the effort of writing (a Homecoming Web site.
10-year contract with So- request for proposal) and Rapper Sean Kings-
dexo will expire in 2011, putting it out on the street, ton will be headlining
$35 million and that according to state
law the university must so-
we’re obviously going to
be asking for more than
the concert this year.
Kingston has several in-
licit competitive bids for we’re getting now in terms dependent hits such as”
The amount of the new contract. of service and facilities, Beautiful Girls,” “Fire Special to The Colonnade
money received by “I’m sure Sodexo will and all that kind of stuff,” Burning” and “Take You The Homecoming concert will be held Thursday Feb. 18 in
There,” as well as sev- the Centennial Center instead of West Campus this year.
the American Red bid on it, as probably will Cullars said. Sean Kingston and MuteMath will both play at the concert.
Aramark and Chartwells, In addition to a new eral collaborations since
Cross via Twitter in his record debut in 2007 into its own innovative the campus,” said SGA
and there are a couple of contractor, Cullars said the sonically adventurous President Zach Mullins.
others out there that may Opening for Kings-
the first 48 hours university plans a “total ton will be the breakout creation.” “The bands selected re-
after an earthquake have some interest in it,” gutting” and subsequent re- group MuteMath, most The artists were cho- flect the tastes of the stu-
struck Haiti. For Cullars said. modeling of the main din- notable for its song “Ar- sen with the input of dent body. … Hopefully
Auxiliary Services plans ing hall. He estimated that mistice.” The group also students from a list of in future years as Home-
more information to have a request for pro- the renovation would cost created the theme for the potential performers. coming expands, we will
see “Our Voice” on posal — a detailed de- around $3 million. movie “Transformers.” “The online poll for be able to bring in addi-
page 8. scription of the needs and One improvement soph- The artists’ Web site lists the Homecoming con- tional revenue and hope-
requirements that helps their sound as a “blend- cert was a discovery tool
Source: American Red Cross
vendors bid — written and Remodel page 7 ing of adverse genres to determine the pulse of Homecoming page 5

Flashback: Smoking cessation

program available
To help smokers quit
or cut back smoking the
Freedom From
Wellness Depot is offer-
ing a smoking cessation
program called Freedom
From Smoking. What: A seven-week
The event is a seven- program to help
week, eight-session pro-
gram set up with the help smokers quit
of the American Lung
Association. Meetings When: Mondays
will be held Mondays at at 12:30 p.m.
12:30 p.m. in Chappell
102. Where: Chappell Hall 102
“(Freedom from
Smoking) is considered Cost: Free to students,
the gold standard of
smoking cessation pro- faculty and staff
grams; it’s the most com-
prehensive program on
the market,” said Amy
Whatley, assistant direc- GRAPHIC BY REBECCA BURNS
tor of wellness programs the first attempt, but even from that point forward it’s
GCSU LIBRARY SPECIAL COLLECTIONS and certified facilitator of after many attempts. The about maintaining,” What-
GSCW students are shown eating in the dining hall when it was located in the basement the program. group atmosphere makes ley said.
of Atkinson Hall. All levels of smokers, a big difference with the At the end of the program
from social to heavy, are success of the program,” the group holds a quitting
invited to join the program. said Laura Childs assistant ceremony honoring those
Students, faculty and staff director of student well- who have completed the
can all participate at no ness programs. program, as well as those
cost to them. This year the Each meeting has a dif- who have quit smoking.
public will also be able to ferent purpose. The first “We recognize and re-
attend and participate in three meetings focus on ward those that have
the program. preparing to stop smoking. completed the program,”
“We’ll also open it up The fourth week is when Whatley said. “We really
to the public; we’ve never the group participants at- try to make the last ses-
done that before,” Whatley tempt to quit. sion kind of special and do
said. “We’re only asking “(The participants) kind something nice for them.”
the public to pay $20 to of set a date for the fourth While the goal of the
Eight southern states including Georgia implemented a poll tax of cover the cost of the mate- week and say ‘this is our program is to help smokers
$1 or more in the late 1890s to keep poor people from voting. The Col- rials.” quitting day,’ ” Childs reduce or eliminate their
onnade reported that they might have been instated with support from Each week, group partic- said. urges to smoke, Childs said
white supremacy groups. ipants will meet to discuss The final three meetings she’s happy to help anyone
Vol. 14 No. 13 their progress in the pro-
Jan. 20, 1940 are for the group partici- at least a little.
gram. The group setting pants to talk about any dif- “When you work in the
Dormitories competed to see which could sell the most tickets to allows smokers share their ficulties or problems hav- health-promotion field,
the Roosevelt Ball, held Feb. 14, 1940. The winners were able to “pa- experiences and goals. ing cutting back or quitting even if you can help one
rade their dates” during the Ball’s Grand March. “The supportive group is smoking. or two individuals to stop
Vol. 14, No. 13 a key; a lot of people that “Session five we do a 48- or change an unhealthy
Jan. 20, 1940 do try to not smoke aren’t hour follow-up to see how behavior it’s successful,”
successful definitely after everybody’s doing and Childs said.
The Victory Book Drive collected books from students on campus

‘100 Most Influential

to deliver to all branches of the armed forces. Donations from the fol-
lowing genres were encouraged: fiction with an emphasis on adventure,
well-written up-to-date novels, mystery stories, historical novels, recent
technical books, especially about aviation and radio, current affairs and

Georgians’ lists Leland

Vol. 16, No. 13,
Jan. 17, 1942

Issues of The Colonnade from 1925 to 1975 are now available BY JOANNA SULLIVAN historic home that we discovered a year
on microfilm in the library. STAFF WRITER ago, which the school owns, but it was
not on our property inventory,” Leland
GCSU President Dorothy Leland was said. “We joined part with the students,

New Digital Bridges center

listed this month as one of the “100 Most a construction company, and other vol-
Influential Georgians” in Georgia Trend unteers to raise the house and keep it on
magazine. The list is compiled annually a more stable foundation.”

to promote technology use

and features a variety of names from As for other stable foundations, Le-
Gov. Sonny Perdue to University Sys- land has managed to keep GCSU thriv-
tem of Georgia Chancellor Erroll Davis. ing despite the arduous economic times,
Given the harsh economic times, the which was one of the things Georgia
chosen individuals are, “men and wom- Trend looked at when compiling its list.
BY ALLISON BRAMLETT “We want everyone to feel comfort- en helping guide the state during the “I’m a very conservative fiscal man-
STAFF REPORTER able coming into the center to learn basic roughest economic patch in decades” ager. Luckily, when the economic down-
computer skills and seek help identifying the magazine stated. turn occurred, we had built up reserves
Through a new initiative, Milledgeville ways technology can help their family Leland did not claim all the recogni- in our finances so it wasn’t as much of
is taking steps toward advancing the use businesses and enhance their lives,” said tion for herself. an issue as it could have been,” Leland
of technology in the city. Digital Bridges Heather Holder, the director of Digital “I am truly honored. I think to a great said.
is a new community project aiming to Bridges. extent it is a reflection of the school. I This is Georgia Trend’s 12th year pub-
create technological The center will also would like to give credit to the students, lishing the list. Those honored by the
“We want
awareness and innova- provide wireless Internet the faculty, our alumni, and our friends magazine are selected by its editorial
tion in Milledgeville by free of charge, along with who have helped us and have funded staff, and are generally politicians, busi-
providing equipment,
classes and workshops everyone to computers loaded with
image-editing software
projects to improve the school,” she
ness people and those in the education
to residents.
Milledgeville Com- feel comfortable and other equipment,
such as digital cameras,
Leland has been at Georgia College for
six years now and has made some signif-
Those on the list will be honored dur-
ing an award luncheon given by the
munity Connections:
Digital Bridges...Bring-
coming into the that could be useful to
small businesses, but that
icant changes to the campus during that magazine next week.
ing People Together
project is run through
center to learn may be too expensive for
them to obtain. The con-
time. Campus Theatre, located a 135 W
Hancock St. in downtown Milledgeville,
“The major benefit of this award is
recognizing (Leland’s) efforts,” Associ-
Georgia College and basic computer ference room will also
was purchased by the school and is un-
dergoing renovations along with other
ate Vice President for Strategic Commu-
nications Harry Battson said. “She helps
funded by the John S. have a SMART board historic homes that were bought. guide the university, which greatly ef-
and James L. Knight technology that will be “One particular project we have worked fects Baldwin County and subsequently
Foundation. GCSU’s used for training and on was the Sally Ellis Davis house. It is a the city of Milledgeville.”
Digital Innovation
Group announced this -Heather Holder meeting purposes.
With the recent clos-
past December that a Digital Bridges ings of the Bill E. Ireland
three-year grant from Youth Detention Campus
the Knight Foundation
would allow for the
and the Rheem Manu-
facturing plant, Milled- “I think to a
establishment of the
Digital Bridges project.
geville has been hit with
some hard economic times. The Digital great extent it
The building, located downtown next Bridges project aims to help those affect-
to The Campus Theatre on 127 Hancock ed by the loss of jobs in the area. is a reflection
St, has a 3,500 square foot room that al- “We want to encourage people getting
lows for computer areas and what Digi- jobs because so many people have be laid
of the school.”
tal Bridges calls “collaboration clusters,” off in Milledgeville and so many indus- –GCSU President
which are areas for small groups to col- tries have closed down so a big initia-
laborate. The center, called the Knight tive is to help people get online, looking Dorothy Leland
Community Innovation Center, will also for jobs,” said Dawn Pendergast, Digital
hold a training room and conference Bridges coordinator.
room, which are both available to rent for
meetings or staff training. Digital Bridges page 7
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ticipation mounts as the final

coats of paint are applied and
the main doors are propped
open daily, for the curious
passer-by to get a sneak peek
Essentially, the idea is to
give back to the community
by providing not only a new
coffee shop, but also a retail
bookstore that will house not
only textbooks, but also other
leisure-reading materials.
The Theatre Department
may have more reason than
most to welcome the the-
ater’s reopening.
The back portion of the
theater houses the black box
theater, but also an acting
lab, classroom, two spacious
dressing rooms, three full
bathrooms and a wardrobe
closet that contains a washer
and dryer to clean dirty cos-
Evan Fields, a junior the-
atre major, feels the Campus
Theatre will be very benefi- Lissa Speer / Senior Photographer
This upstairs office, still with the theater’s original hardwood floors, has
cial for the Theatre Depart-
a view of downtown Milledgeville.
“I am very excited about floor, a main stage and balco- the side entrance of the build-
Lissa Speer / Senior Photographer the new theater opening. For ny upstairs,” Bowen said. ing while the bookstore and
The new black box theater will allow theater students to get up close and personal with years the Theatre Department
With a three-in-one design, coffee shop are closed,” Bo-
the audience as well as move set pieces in and out quickly and with ease. has had to share (its) perfor- concerns may come up about wen said.
mance spaces with many one part of the theater inter- Students who were not fa-
other departments around fering with another. miliar with the theater before
the school,” Fields said. “It “I am a little torn about the the renovations won’t fully
will give us our own space to theater having a coffee shop understand all of the changes
learn, practice and perform and bookstore. I was very ex- that were made, Bowen said.
in.” cited about us having our own
Although the historic look space and a part of me thinks History can still be found
of the exterior of the theater that the coffee shop and book- in little pieces throughout the
has been preserved, the in- store takes away from that,” building. Original flooring,
stairs, a ticket booth and brick
side of the facility has been Fields said.
walls inside give glimpses
remodeled with modern ac- That said, the renovations into the past.
commodations. should allow for plenty of “It is amazing. It doesn’t
Bowen does have some flexibility without interfer- even look like the same place.
concerns about how the the- ence. We are glad it has worked out
ater will be accepted by the “We have ways to keep the so well for us. We are sort of
community. coffee shop, bookstore and afraid that the people will step
“We hope people don’t theater separate. This is why in for the first time and see it
think we are renovating it to there are so many doors. For and say that it looks nothing
the original 1935 status as example, if the theater has an like it used to when they came
Lissa Speer / Senior Photographer
solely a theater. It is a black after-hours production, people in as teenagers,” Bowen said.
Mark Bowen, GCSU’s project manager, points out the new dressing rooms. Theater
students will be able to take full advantage of the newly installed showers and washer- box theater but it’s nothing can buy their tickets at the “I think they will be amazed at
dryer pair in the comfort of their own space. like when there was a sloped front booth and go around to how it turned out.”

Bell tower, recycling

top SGA’s goals
for spring semester
BY COURTNEY KELLY ketball games. However, upon entering
STAFF WRITER the Peach Belt Conference in 1990, the
bell was put into storage because the
For the Student Government Asso- conference prohibits the use of artificial
ciation, the start of the spring semester noisemakers during games.
means new goals and plans that will ad- “It’s time to bring that tradition back
dress the GCSU student body’s growing and build a site for it,” SGA President
wants and needs, such as the creation of Zach Mullins said, “so that we can ring
a campus recycling program, alongside it after we win a game, before a game
other projects. starts or something like that.”
One of SGA’s top priorities is to be-
gin the planning and implementation of The tower will be completely dona-
a campus recycling program in direct tion-funded.
response to the voices of a large number “It probably will take a while (to raise
of students. money),” Mullins said, “but I’m in it for
the long haul.” The
“Over the past se-
mester there has been “SGA is project is still in
the planning stage,
an overwhelming de-
sire from the student prepared to do and Mullins is
everything it can
body for a recycling now working with
program ... (and) Physical Plant on


SGA is prepared to
do everything it can
to see that the the bell tower’s de-
Local ice cream and candy shop Scoops closed this past week. The front
of the store has been covered and a “For Rent” sign hangs in the window.
to see that the need
for student recycling
need for student SGA is also
planning on work-
Scoops first opened in 2007. The brightly colored store was a favorite among
students and Milledgeville residents alike. With the closing, those sweet-
is met,” said Kayla recycling is met.” ing with
McCollam, vice
tooth cravings will have to be satisfied some place else. Preservation Com-
president of SGA.
During the past –Kayla McCollam mission to allow

Spring class additions

year, movements letters on the three
SGA Vice President Greek houses that
such as the support of
a green fee and cam- are officially regis-
pus recycling drives have helped bolster tered with the city

offer new opportunities

the desire for a more environmentally of Milledgeville: Delta Zeta located at
friendly atmosphere. 311 W. Montgomery St., Alpha Delta Pi
“I think (the program) is a great idea,” located at 150 Clark St., and Zeta Tau
junior Summer Whittington said. “Re- Alpha located at 201 N. Columbia St.
cycling is something simple that we as SGA also plans to work with other
BY DANIELLE PALUGA to come. Making it a class may serve to students can do to make a difference, and Greek organizations that register a
STAFF WRITER get people more interested,” Danaj said. I’m glad it’s finally getting started.” house with the city.
The class is divided into two separate SGA has numerous goals for the spring
New classes have been added to the parts. One day, usually Thursdays, the Another project SGA is heading is
the planning and construction of a new semester. The easiest way students can
GCSU curriculum this semester in hopes class goes over the basic foundation of
of encouraging student interest. Two of the U.N. as well as its history. They also bell tower. With the assistance of for- provide the body with feedback through
these new classes — a model U.N. class explore the scope of the organization. The mer Sen. Sam Nunn, D-Ga., an effort the designated contact form under the
and a course about modern Eastern Eu- other day that the class meets, Tuesdays, led by Dr. Kurt Hofmann, former vice student tab in myCATS.
students simulate what it is like to be a president of Student Affairs, the U.S. “While we’re trying to do something
rope — focus on the world today.
According to the GCSU Web site, the member of the U.N. There is also a practi- Congress gave a historic navy bell to the for the student body as a whole, we’re
college encourages professors to add new cum to prepare the members for the con- school back when the university’s ath- also trying to help everyone individu-
classes. ferences that the club attends. letic teams were known as the Georgia ally as well,” Mullins said. “We’re try-
“Our flexible curriculum allows profes- The class is different from regular meet- College Colonials. The bell was rung ing to not only skim the surface but dive
sors to create new courses reflecting their ings of the Model U.N. Club because it inside the Centennial Center during bas- down deep.”
areas of interest and expertise,” the Web includes the expertise of the professors
site states. teaching it.
According to the GCSU registrar’s of-
fice, departments add new classes on a
need-to basis.
“I obviously have limited experience
with the U.N. and the teachers have much
more. We get to learn from them,” Danaj
GCSU 2010
Dr. Roger Coate, who teaches the Mod-
el U.N. course, said he found it easy to
add the class.
“There were no problems adding the
One day Danaj wants to work for the
U.N. and the class brings people with
similar interests and goals together.
Nursing and
course because Dr. Steve Elliott-Gower There are also numerous upper-level
took it as overload. No one was going to
say no to a free course,” said Coate.
Coate is the Paul Coverdell Professor of
courses on special topics offered. They
change from time to time.
The one that has been added for this
Health Sciences
Policy and an internationally known ex- semester is a class on Modern Eastern
pert on the United Nations.
Elliott-Gower, who is also teaching the
class, said that the course was offered due
Europe. Dr. William Risch, the professor
of the course, added it through the depart-
ment chair. There is also a graduate ver-
Career Expo
to student interest. sion of the class.
“It was specifically, as a result of a se- “I hope to make this course a perma-
ries of conversations between myself and
student Paul Danaj,” Elliott-Gower said.
nent part of our department’s curricu-
lum,” Risch said.
Monday, Feb. 1
Danaj, a junior international economics The class briefly goes over the history
major, also minoring in Spanish, is presi- of Eastern Europe and the area’s not-so-
distant struggles with Communism. It
11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
dent of the Model U.N. Club.
“Since the meeting time of the club is at
night it was hard for many of the members
also concentrates on the area, as it exists
today. Student Activities Center
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Pickle Barrel Café Homecoming

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For more information

reopens after fire

on Homecoming 2010
fully bring some big-name bands one
In the past, GCSU has brought artists
like Cartel, Shop Boyz and Sister Hazel
to a field on West Campus. This year,
BY COURTNEY MURRAH the music will be heard at the Centen-
STAFF WRITER nial Center in an effort to keep concert- concert. SGA will be voting on that next
goers out of the February cold. week,” SGA Sen. Billy Grace said.
The Pickle Barrel Café “I thought last year’s show was The festivities during Homecoming
reopened its doors at a great,” sophomore business major Geof- week will not be limited only to the con-
new location this past frey Wright said. “But I think it will be cert. In fact, SGA plans to bring back
Monday, meaning GCSU even better this year. I haven’t heard of several events that were started in pre-
students and others can MuteMath, but I’m a Sean Kingston vious years such as the parade, Bobcat
once again enjoy the res- fan.” Ramble, and the Blue and Green Trivia
taurant’s popular fried The Homecoming concert will have College Bowl.
pickles and other items free admission for current GCSU stu- During the week, there will also be
on the menu. An Oct. 17 dents. General admission will be $10. two baseball games, one softball game
fire at the business’ old The Homecoming Committee is in the and of course, the Homecoming bas-
location caused it to tem- midst of making plans for GCSU shut- ketball games against Columbus State
porarily close. tles to run throughout the concert event University.
“We knew it would for the convenience of students. “We are trying to be very careful to
happen quick,” manager Unlike previous years, there will be preserve the traditions that we have and
Ethel Harris said of the no alcoholic drinks allowed inside this also highlight the new traditions that we
reopening. “Everybody year’s event. However, the alcohol ban have started like the concert,” Mullins
was ready to get back to could be lifted if a proposed tailgating said. “The focus right now is building
work.” policy change is approved. up the theme for future Homecomings
The restaurant’s new COURTNEY MURRAH / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER “If the tailgating policy is passed, and and hopefully making the program a lot
location is at 1892 N. The Pickle Barrel Café reopened at its new location on Jan. we assume it will be, it will apply to the bigger in the future.”
Columbia St., in front of 18. While the location has changed, sports memorabilia and
the Kroger shopping cen- televisions still line the walls.
ter, in what was formerly
South of Philly. Pickle Barrel “only a few will definitely be eating
The walls are still lined times” before it burned there soon.”
with sports memorabilia, down, but plans on re- The Pickle Barrel Café
along with television turning now that it has will have its Wing Nite
screens. reopened. on Wednesdays from 5-11
Harris said most of the “I probably will go p.m. and a happy hour
staff from the old location check it out just to see daily from noon to 7 p.m.
will be returning. if anything is different,” The full-service bar is also
“Pretty much every- Kuhlke said. open Sundays. There will
body’s coming back,” Keri Allgood, a senior still be trivia nights, but
Harris said. “I’m going to mass communication ma- it’s not yet known when
have to hire a few more.” jor, did not know about they will start back.
A Facebook page for the the fire until she saw the Like Allgood, senior
restaurant updated people outside damage for her- art major Lauren Nesmith
on the progress being self. found out about the fire at
made at the new location. “I ate there a lot my the old location when she
There are currently over freshman year,” Allgood drove by it one day.
1,500 fans signed up on said. “Every time my par- While Nesmith can see
the page. Many fans, in- ents or family would come herself making a visit in
cluding GCSU students, into town, we would go the future, she said she’s
have posted what they eat there. We really liked not one of those in a rush
have missed about the the food. Fried pickles to stop by the new loca-
restaurant over the last were obviously our favor- tion.
several months. ite thing.” “I would (eat there)
The fire that closed the Allgood and others because of the food they
business’ old location at have looked forward to used to have, but the loca-
1880 N. Columbia St. is the reopening, but are un- tion that it’s in now, just
not known, Harris said, sure if it will be entirely what was there before
but foul play was not sus- the same. was weird,” Nesmith said.
pected by authorities. “I’m really excited,” “I’m just weirded out by
Alison Kuhlke, a senior Allgood said. “I hope the that location, but I prob-
art major, had eaten at the menu hasn’t changed. I ably will eventually.”


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New wellness center enters design stages

BY KATELYN HEBERT Two groups — an executive
SENIOR REPORTER body and a steering committee
— comprised of faculty, staff
The executive committee of the and students, were created to
planning group for the planned help make design decisions.
new wellness center at West “The steering committee is
Campus met this past Monday to really the hands on, the nitty-
address various design options gritty so that’s where it’s good
for the building. The group was that we’re on there as students
joined via teleconference by the so we can put that input where
design team who gave a presen- needed,” said SGA Sen. Evan
tation of the different options for Karanovich, a representative on
the facility. the steering committee.
Included in the plans will be Student opinion is considered
an aquatics area, support zone, in every decision made regard-
gymnasium, jogging track, sun ing the center. Each class that
deck and healing garden, along is considered a stakeholder in
with space for Health Services, the project has a representative.
various classrooms and multi- Mullins is the junior class rep-
purpose rooms. resentative, while sophomore
The outside layout that is be- Evan Karanovich and freshman
ing considered has two separate Derek Jett represent their re-
entrances to make the building spective classes.
more accessible to students. “Throughout the entire pro-
“We wanted to make sure it cess, we are shooting to keep
wasn’t pushing people away and the student representatives on
Possible design options for the new wellness center on West Campus were presented this past Monday by the de-
housed the opportunity to invite pretty much every commit-
people into the center. We realize tee meeting there is, whether sign team to the executive committee of the planning group for the facility. The executive committee is composed of
that people are going to be tak- it be the user groups, the steer- students, faculty and staff.
ing the shuttle and they are also ing committee or the executive area, the gym and multi-purpose users and the people who will be idea of where the building will
going to be driving and the ma- committee,” Mullins said. area, and the health and counsel- administrating that area each day be placed but progress is being
jority of the parking is going to Last week, four smaller user ing area. have direct say on what needs made to get all of the plans final-
be back there so we are wanting groups were created to focus “We’re sort of using this tiered to be in there and what will best ized. They are looking to break
to accommodate that,” Student more specifically on each area of structure of the whole design make that space be utilized for ground on the project hopefully
Government Association Presi- the facility, including the nata- theme and the whole thing here the students,” Mullins said. sometime this calendar year, ac-
dent Zach Mullins said. torium, the wellness and fitness on campus so that the day-to-day There is a pretty concrete cording to Mullins.

Greek village
Continued from page 1...
GREEK LIFE University Senate sets its
sights on core curriculum
Fraternities Sororities
Delta Sigma Phi Alpha Delta Pi
Greek village would re- Kappa Alpha Delta Zeta
quire bonds be issued for
Kappa Sigma Kappa Delta
construction and that the
Greek organizations agree Pi Kappa Alpha Phi Mu
to rent their beds and pay Pi Kappa Phi Zeta Tau Alpha
Alpha Phi Alpha Alpha Kappa Alpha
SENIOR REPORTER University Senate
a chapter fee for common
areas in order to gener- Kappa Alpha Psi Delta Sigma Theta With the beginning of a new semester, Spring goals checklist
ate the revenue to pay off Phi Beta Sigma Sigma Gamma Rho GCSU’s University Senate is continu-
those bonds,” Harshbarger Zeta Phi Beta ing to press on toward its goals for the Plus/minus grading scale
said. Honorary Organizations
Order of Omega
2009-10 academic year. The Senate is
One of the benefits of made up of 53 senators and meets once
a Greek village would be Rho Lambda “Impact Response Report”
a month to vote on decisions that will af-
a shared utilities building fect GCSU faculty, staff and students.
big enough to hold entire Among other things, the Senate plans Minimum transfer requirements
chapters. Those if favor of Source: to look into a plus/minus grading scale
a larger space for Greek life which, according to Dr. Ken McGill,
say it is needed because the
Core class requirements
chair of the Chemistry, Physics and
large number of Greek stu- Astronomy Department and presiding
dents can make reserving a officer-elect of the Senate, has been Amnesty policy for students
campus space for meetings practiced in the University System of
extremely difficult. A new Georgia. If GCSU were to implement Alcohol at tailgating
space would also address a plus/minus scale, the criteria for the
recruitment, one of the big- grade scale would be adjusted. The Sen-
gest perceived problems in The Village raises con- Greek organizations dur- “Core Task Force Update”
cerns about noise levels, ing the feasibility study. ate also expects to look into a quality en-
Greek life, they say. hancement plan, or QEP.
Recruitment currently through traffic and overall “We are ready to accept “A QEP is basically what can we do to Quality enhancement plan
takes place on campus to safety,” said Lauren Mar- more oversight. There will
rone, junior biology major make what we do better,” McGill said.
secure an even playing be some growing pains, McGill also said the Senate plans
field between chapters with and current Village resi- but we will gain a lot of
dent. on tackling questions about minimum GRAPHIC BY KATELYN HEBERT
and without suitable hous- opportunities and credibil- transfer requirements, as well as having
es. A Greek village could The appearance of the ity,” said Mason Davis, a a complete program review. The sena- dent representatives,” McCollam said.
allow more flexibility and buildings also raises ap- Pi Kappa Alpha member
tors will be discussing core class require- The Senate expects to come to a de-
accommodations for the prehension among some and sophomore general
ments for each degree program and vot- cision on a possible amnesty policy for
recruitment process. Pro- Greek members who want business major. “A Greek
ing on appropriate changes, if necessary. students as well as a policy on alcohol
ponents of the West Cam- a personalized house be- row would be a huge cor-
pus site say the houses McGill explained that the Senate will use during tailgating, McCollam said.
yond their Greek letters. nerstone we could build
would consist of six to 20 off of.” be discussing the core curriculum after The next meeting of the University
Phi Kappa Alpha mem-
beds, but the proximity of ber and junior business With The Village, West some mention that it could be too similar Senate will take place Monday at 12:30
The Village would provide management and account- Campus Center and an in- to that of a high school curriculum. p.m. in Arts & Sciences room 2-72. Ac-
overflow housing for stu- ing major Cody Bounds tramural field complex al- “The idea is that the core will be more cording to the Senate’s Web site, the
dents wishing to live near stressed that he does not ready in the area, as well based on the liberal arts,” McGill said of meeting will include discussion of un-
the houses. want to see cookie-cutter as a new wellness center the possible changes. finished business as well as new agenda
houses. in the works, the potential Among the 53 senators are two student items including a Core Task Force up-
“Although a Greek vil- representatives, Student Government date and an Impact Response Report.
lage would certainly ex- Regulations, price tags, plans for a Greek village
customization and the fu- show that, as Harshbarger Association President Zach Mullins and More information on Senate members
pand Greek life and benefit Vice President Kayla McCollam. its agenda can be found at http://oldcap-
the Greek system, having ture of already established observed, West Campus
houses are likely to be a is “turning into a destina- “The best way for students to be in-
Greek houses known for volved is to stay in contact with their stu- aspx.
throwing parties close to few of the issues raised by tion.”

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Remodel Regarding the timing of the renovation
work, Cullars said it would begin after the
Continued from page 1... 2011 spring semester. The plan is to have
the renovations completed by the time the
omore exercise science major Kelsey 2011 fall semester begins.
Fosnough said she would like to see in The work could affect people who
would be for the dining hall’s tables to be use Main Campus during the 2011 sum-
arranged better. mer, such as those taking part in summer The GIVE Center and the women of proves difficult.
“I think that would be good, having a camps, conferences, orientation sessions Greek Life will be putting on a prom They will continue to prepare for the
change,” Fosnough said. trunk show for Sequins and Smiles, the event by working with local businesses,
and students attending summer classes.
service group on campus that is dedi- asking for donations as well as gifts in
The renovations will change the dining “We’ll have to make other arrange- an effort to provide the high school stu-
cated to providing formal wear for high
hall’s layout, with what Cullars called a ments to accommodate those needs,” Cul- school students in the area who cannot dents with other prom necessities such
platform dining concept. lars said. afford to attend proms/formals. as hair and nail appointments, shoes,
“Around the dining room, we’ll have Sophomore pre-engineering major The trunk show will be held at Mag- make up and jewelry.
one station that’s an Italian station, we’ll Morris Jones gave the planned renovation nolia Ballroom on Feb. 11 at 5 p.m. Earlier this week more than 30 Greek
have another station that’s a deli, we’ll work a cautious endorsement, depend- Women from every Greek organiza- women spent at least five hours each
have another station that’s a grill, and that ing on where the money for the upgrades tion on campus have been volunteering working to clean, sort, organize and
kind of thing,’’ Cullars said. “So we’ll comes from. But, there was one thing that their time to promote the event. They revamp the Sequins and Smiles closet
spread all that around the dining room, would get him fully behind the renova- also have been working hard to collect in addition to promoting the event by
we’ll have seating in between those, and tions. dresses that are of modern taste and are making flyers and visiting local busi-
we’ll have different themes for each of “If they have trays (for food), I’m for in good condition, something that often nesses.
those areas.” it,” Jones said.

Digital Bridges mal capacity through class or anything. If

they want to work together, this is a place
they can go.”
Continued from page 3... Katie Hanna, a junior special educa-
tion major, began working with Digital
Bridges this past fall after receiving a
Not only does the center work with scholarship from the Knight Foundation.
those looking for employment, but it also She works 10 hours a week for the cen-
focuses on helping local businesses, both ter, including teaching classes or working
established and emerging, with imple- on her own individual project. This past
Digital Bridges
menting technology. semester her project involved reprogram- Services Available
“People wanted to learn basic technol- ming an $8,000 device she found at the -Classes & Workshops
ogy stuff for their businesses. Like what school where she was a student teacher. -Image-editing software
kind of server should I have? How often “I wanted to do it based off special -SMART board technology
should I update my computer? How se- needs because that was my area of study,” -Conference room
Located at 127 Hancock St. in
cure is the information on my drives?” Hanna said. “It’d be silly to go any other -Training room
downtown Milledgeville
Pendergast said. “People have a lot of route with it.”
those questions.” This semester Hanna will be working
Although new, Digital Bridges has with the Oconee Georgia Network for Ed-
found support and partnerships within ucational and Therapeutic Support help-
Milledgeville, such as Yearwood Technol- ing teachers get familiar with SMART
ogy Group and Cogentes, a technology boards.
company that has helped Digital Bridges “They’ve had the initial training, but
equip the center and make contacts with that initial training doesn’t make them
local businesses. In addition, it works comfortable with the technology they Graphic by Rebecca Burns
closely with the Milledgeville Chamber use,” Hanna said. “That’s my goal in edu-
of Commerce, holding monthly work- cation anyway, to teach teachers. I’m re- ferent ways technology can help improve be open to the public by the end of Janu-
shops for businesses to learn about using ally excited that this next project’s going businesses. ary, according to Holder, and it currently
technology. to let me help teachers with their projects While the facility is not yet ready, Digital holds classes, such as one on basic com-
While one of the project’s main goals if they have issues.” Bridges is working hard to get everything
is to foster small businesses, the Knight puter skills, at the Mary Vinson Memorial
Not only will Hanna and two gradu- completed. There will be several events Library located at 151 S. Jefferson St. In
Community Innovation Center is just as ate assistants be working with the initia- leading up to the grand opening, which is
much for GCSU students as it is for the addition, it also holds lessons for small
tive, but so will Renee Fontenot’s small scheduled for sometime in March. businesses at the Milledgeville Chamber
Milledgeville community. business class. The class will meet at the However, those interested don’t need to
“It’s their center too,” Holder said. of Commerce located at 130 S. Jefferson
center for consultations with 10 small wait until March to experience what Digi- St. A list of current classes offered is avail-
“(Students) don’t have to be here in a for- businesses clients, teaching about the dif- tal Bridges has to offer. The center should able online at
Friday, January 22, 2010
The Colonnade’s Forum for Public Debate
Editor in Chief, Claire Dykes

Independent Satire
by Ian Bridgeforth
The Colonnade’s
New Year’s resolutions:
Twitter, classifieds,
new Web site
It’s the start of a new semester and here at
The Colonnade, we’ve made a few New Year’s
resolutions for you, our readers.
A little blue bird has taken over the dove’s
place as the bird of hope. Following the recent
disaster in Haiti, the American Red Cross re-
ceived $35 million in donations within the first
48 hours after Tweeting that people could text
“Haiti” to 90999 to donate $10, according to
The American Red Cross. This astounding re-
sponse from a short-form social media outlet

Haitian tragedy no place for politics

has encouraged The Colonnade staff to use our
Twitter account — at Twitter/GCSUnade —
to update the GCSU community on breaking
news we feel impacts your lives. Along with
a 140-character description, we also intend on On Jan. 12 a horrendous tragedy ing “President Obama is leading
linking to our Web site fell upon the small nation of Haiti an extreme left-wing crusade to
to provide in-depth coverage of campus news.
Last semester, completely re-made
— an earthquake reported to have
affected over 3 million people and
IAN bankrupt America”.
Yes, we’ve spent a very large
its Web site to be more user-friendly and inter- killed thousands. The response BRIDGEFORTH amount of money in a very short
active. We here at The Colonnade are following to this crisis was unprecedented. time but deep down does Mc-
suit with a brand new site. Our Web editors are People from every corner of the Cain, R-Ariz., really think that the
working hard to have this up and running by the globe flew in to give aid in any earthquake to promote health care president’s sole agenda is to lead a
end of March. The new site will provide a fresh way they could. Numerous world crusade to bankrupt his own coun-
new look and make it easier to navigate through reform.
leaders mobilized vast humanitar- There’s a time and place for try? Some mid-level staffer prob-
the different content areas. It’s our intention to ian efforts including two former ably wrote it because they knew it
continue to add to our current graphics, slide- politics but it seems like in this day
U.S. presidents. Everyone just and age, anything goes. Who- would rile people up and McCain
shows and podcasts. wanted to get these people the help just went with it.
Toward the end of the fall semester, our ad- ever says the most outrageous and
they needed. No one would think insidious thing gets the attention Sure, there will always be dirty
vertising manager began receiving an numer- any type of partisan politics could partisan politics, but there has to
ous phone calls asking if we could accept per- while people who are trying to
be injected into this type of trag- make real progress in this country be a line drawn somewhere. In a
sonal classified advertisements. At the time we edy, right? Well, unfortunately, this time when this country is battling
could not, but starting this semester we will be are pushed to the back burner.
type of wishful thinking did not We are in a time of “gotcha” double-digit unemployment, two
providing a platform for students, faculty, staff prove to be the case. wars overseas and plenty of other
and community members to purchase classified moments, replayed sound bites,
Within a few days of the cri- and both sides of the political spec- challenges, many would think
ads. (For more information or to submit an ad, that both parties could at least
e-mail with the sub- sis, people like Keith Olbermann trum being fast and loose with the
and Rush Limbaugh were using truth. Everyone wants to score that have some type of constructive
ject line: Classified.) dialogue. But it seems like each
We look forward to another semester of serv- the situation to instill their parti- next political point in order to raise
san agendas across the airwaves. their profile with the American side is just increasingly playing
ing the GCSU community in the best way we the blame game, pointing fingers
know how — by providing accurate informa- Limbaugh said on his show that public.
President Barack Obama will use Another example of this is a with no alternatives, spraying each
tion in a timely manner. Whether you take in other with partisan venom that
your news through the good old hard newsprint, this tragedy to “burnish his cred- recent radio advertisement for
ibility with the black community.” Sen. John McCain’s re-election poisons all of us in the middle who
via a link on Twitter or Facebook, or straight just want positive results.
from the Web, we hope that you will continue Olbermann shamefully used the campaign. It was quoted as say-
to trust and read The Colonnade when looking
for dependable information about the GCSU
Please send responses to
Satire: Steps to keep New Year’s resolutions
Let’s stop lying. Each year, mil- 13. I will liberate myself from
EDITORIAL BOARD lions of Americans make resolu-
tions that never come true because STEVE
my overprotective parents. (Forego
college and pursue my childhood
of terrible work ethic and alcohol- dream of professional wrestling.)
Claire Dykes
Joanna Sullivan
Asst. Features Editor ism. I am one of these people, but HOLBERT 14. I will finally answering the
Colonnade@ this year I’m making a change. adorable hate mail on GCSUnade. Sam Hunt With each resolution I have pro- com. (Ask each of them on a date.)
Asst. Sports Editor vided guaranteed steps to ensure 15. I will learn to read a road
success. any hippogriff could ever take map. (Find addresses of hate-
Matt Chambers them, then leave quietly before the
News Editor Ryan Del Campo Steve Holbert’s 2010 New mailers and pick them up at their
Community News Editor boy’s Baptist father burns the letter
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Rebecca Burns
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Features Editor 8. Get on “So You Think You
Chelsea Thomas 2. I will support a charity. Can Dance.” (Pick a Lady GaGa 17. I will justify my creative
ColonnadeFeatures@ (Buy something (RED) from Gap.) writing major by crafting the next
Writing Coach song, spend grueling hours and American best-seller. (Take rough
3. I will stop drinking. (Don’t then sleep with the judges.)
Allen Luton go home over long weekends, holi- 9. I will learn to love again. draft and add vampires, unneces-
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Allison Bramlett friend’s parents I’m not gay. (Get 18. I will convince Angela Asst. Copy Editor than I spend. (Stop giving myself
her pregnant, then get her mom away for free.) Lansbury to marry me. (Take her
Lissa Speer Stephanie Sorensen pregnant.) 11. I will find a political cause out for drinks and stop chasing my
Photo Editor Spotlight 5. I will finally earn street- I can stand behind. (Attend a Fair tequila shots with Trix yogurt.)
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Elise Colcord Bobby Gentry learn the Single Ladies dance. The men legalizing marijuana will be the National Inquirer and claim
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Special Section Editor Business Manager watch their spirit soar higher than rubble.) music video. (Epic fail).

Mandy Boddy Macon McGinley

Special Section Editor Faculty Adviser

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by Michael Christopher

“Did you make a New Year’s resolution, and have you kept it?”

“Yes I did, to work out, and no I have not kept

it. I did start a Pilates class though.”

Rand Rozier, freshman, English major

“No, I didn’t. I don’t believe in New Year’s

resolutions. I am very resolute all year.”

Austin Enlinger, freshman, biology major

To eat more natural foods, and I have kept it.

It has been hard with a meal plan.”

Cally Ramminger, freshman,

music therapy major

SevenAteNine by
WesAllen “I decided not to make a resolution this year,
because I knew I would not keep it, but I did
decide to dress better for class and not look like
a slob.”
Nikki Smith, sophomore, middle grades math
education major

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Did you stay in Milledgeville

over winter break?
Just for once I want someone’s Facebook status to say, “YES!!! School!!!
Awesome. I want to learn!” Just once.

I think the school should get rid of all athletic programs. Currently we are
paying for so much and all for the few students who play those sports. We

use more than $800 to send about 15 players to another state. Couldn’t we

use that money in better ways?
Yes I hate boyfriends.
Do you know how much remorse I have about pitching your laundry from the
machine after it’s been sitting there forever? None. Especially when I haven’t

been able to do laundry for two days because of you people who have 2
months of dirty drawers.
Partially Dear Serve: Hire more help.

T-Mobile blows the big one.

Relationships ruin lives and lose friends.

What did the baby corn say to the mother corn? “Hey! Where’s popcorn?”
Next week’s question:
Have you started looking for Get that Greek breath away from me.

housing for Fall 2010? What happened to The Hammer Times? I hope he’s not under the tutelage of
Randy Tutelage.
• Yes You can be anybody you want if you hold your nose.
• No
• I already know where I’m living Sweating my genitals off in Herty Hall. Yay construction.

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Friday, January 22, 2010
Milledgeville Weekly
Editor, Ryan Del Campo


BAD LUCK Friday, Jan. 22 - Thursday, Jan. 28
LOUD AND According to a Public Safety re- Monday, Jan. 25
BOISTEROUS port, on Dec. 31 at approximately
According to a Public Safety report, on Jan. 7:30 p.m. Faculty Artist Recital: Joe Philpott, clarinet -
9:32 p.m. Sgt. Michael Baker
15 at approximately 1:11 a.m. officer Wesley Max Noah Recital Hall
heard gunshots coming from the
Ransom observed a group of individuals walk- 500 block of North Clarke Street. Tuesday, Jan. 26
ing on the sidewalk, when one of the people Sgt. Brian English and Sgt. Baker 8:30 a.m. Campus Interviews: Camp Winshape -
began yelling at another group of pedestrians went on foot in the area and heard 232 Lanier Hall
at Liberty and Hancock streets. Ransom made another shot going off at a resi- 6-8 p.m. Vagina Monologues auditions - Women’s
eye contact with the male that was yelling and dence. Both Sergeants drew their Recource Center
the male insulted the officer with a comment weapons and approached the rear
regarding fellatio. Ransom performed a U-turn of the residence and saw a male Wednesday, Jan. 27
and parked his vehicle. As he exited the vehi- holding a shotgun. He was in- 12:30 p.m. Times Talk - Beeson Hall lower level
cle, the male started to walk away and when structed to drop his weapon. He 6-8 p.m. Vagina Monologues auditions - Women’s
told to stop, he ran toward the Governor’s Man- complied, and he was placed in Recource Center
sion. Additional officers arrived on scene and handcuffs while the shotgun was
the male was apprehended in the parking lot of secured. It was determined that
Thursday, Jan. 28
the Exchange Bank. He was extremely bellig- the male was shooting the shotgun 8 a.m. From Fossils to Space Workshop - Herty Hall
erent, yelling and cursing at the officers. While in the ground for luck prior to the
speaking with him, Ransom detected the odor Please send calendar submissions to
new year. The male was issued a
of an alcoholic beverage coming from him. The citation for discharging a firearm
male was not cooperative. He was arrested and within city limits. The shell cas-
transported to Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office ings were taken into evidence and Serving the
and charged with disorderly conduct, underage the gun was returned.
possession of alcohol and obstruction. The mat- ‘Ville for 10 years
ter will also be referred to the student Judicial
Board. and still the
cleanest, most
According to a Public Safety report, on Jan. 1 at approximately 12:15 a.m. officer
Wesley Ransom, officer Tron Smith and Sgt. Brian English responded to the area of
Wayne and Mitchell streets to assist the Milledgeville Police Department for a call Bluz Tattooz
of shots fired. As they approached a residence on East Mitchell Street, they observed &
a male striking a revolver, trying to dislodge a spent casing from the cylinder. There
was also another male and female at the residence. Verbal commands were given to Creative Piercings
the individuals to keep their hands visible and to drop the weapon. Contact was made
with a 19-year-old male who had the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from him.
When given a breathalyzer test, he registered .098. A check of the weapon found that (478) 453-4465
the serial numbers had been filed off. He was arrested and transported to the Baldwin
County Sheriff’s Office and charged with underage possession of alcohol, discharging
a firearm while under the influence of alcohol and felony use of article with altered
identification marks. The other two subjects were released from the scene.
1692 B North Columbia St.
Information based upon a submission to The Colonnade by Public Safety.
Friday, January 22, 2010
The Colonnade’s Guide to Art and Entertainment Section Editor, Claire Kersey

Artist explores world beyond appearances

Unique instruments, repurposed items on display in Blackbridge
The amplified drip of water droplets,
the grating of metal against metal and
the vibrations of passing traffic surround
visitors to Blackbridge Hall.
Sound is the focal point of the latest
Blackbridge gallery exhibit, “Reality
and Appearance.” Over the course of six
months, artist Ernesto Gómez has built
several instruments out of found objects,
and fashioned two other pieces out of
discarded things, such as six-pack rings.
“Like any good sculptor, I have a very
good eye and a truck, and I drive around,
and when I see something I like, I grab
it. I generally know when garbage pick-
up days are, I’ll drive around and look in
certain areas for certain objects.”
Gómez is a former instructor from
GCSU, and is currently pursuing a mas-
ter’s degree at the University of Georgia.
He has returned to GCSU to show his
work and gave a talk about it Jan. 21.
“Everyone’s been really welcoming
and it’s good to see my old friends,”
Gómez said. “I spent all last term mak-
ing this body of work, so when you have
something in your brain, and you bring it
back to where you envision it’s going to
be, it’s really a satisfying experience.”
Gómez was approached by curator
Carlos Herrera last year about doing a
show, and jumped at the chance, part-
nering with Herrera to determine what
would go into the show, which will be
on display until Feb. 5.
“It was really wonderful to work with CLAIRE KERSEY / SENIOR REPORTER
somebody who was in the arts, who deals Ernesto Gómez plays one of his self-invented instruments, made from part of an old truck. Working with tones and found objects is a central
with artists, who can give me another part of his work.
opinion, because in grad school, all you
are given is opinions, and that’s what from UGA. The piece began as a 6-foot If you listen very deeply, there’s a lit- by something that looks like it will make
you’re paying to do is receive opinions coil and has since grown to 60 feet in tle hum, there’s people in the hallway, a good noise, he hits it with the hammer.
and feedback,” Gómez said. “Having the length. there might be a car driving by; all those It serves as a litmus test for materials
focus of this show really helped me.” “Everything in this room is something things, those ambient tones and environ- that could be used in his work.
In this show, the role of sound is inter- that’s metal, steel, water or wood. It’s in- mental tones became very important to “If it rings a tone, and it’s available, I
spersed with the reusing of old materi- dustry producing tone,” Gómez said. me. They became a musical score and will take that object. I’m not stealing, it’s
als. A part of an old 4x4 truck is mount- While the sound of dripping water or they became music to me.” usually garbage or trash or something,”
ed to the wall, with metal strings coming the tones of someone playing the instru- Sound has always been fascinating to Gómez said. “I have certain tones I look
out of it. The other end of the gallery ments often fills the gallery, the percep- Gómez. A “hammer,” fashioned from a for, certain squeaks, there’s a lot of har-
showcases a piece titled “Do Not Use,” tion of silence is also important. nut and bolt, hangs from his key ring,
made of coils of scrap wood salvaged “Silence plays a big part in the work. where it has sat since 1993. As he walks Ernesto page 13


“Do Not Use” is a piece made of scrap pieces of wood that were salvaged from a scrap bin at the University of Georgia. An instrument, operated by a hand crank, sits on a slightly raised
The coiled piece measures approximately 60 feet in length. platform. The instruments can be played by anyone who visits the

A day in the life of a shuttle driver

BY MATT ROGERS up the dirt roads in the camp. longest of those trips has been
STAFF REPORTER Sullivan and his fellow soldiers to North Carolina. After the long
would work 12-hour days resur- trips, the short campus trips aren’t
An alarm clock shatters a man’s facing those roads, replacing the as tedious.
slumber. It reads 5:05 a.m. He ar- dirt that the tanks ripped through “(The campus trips) don’t seem
rives at work between 6:30 and and the rain washed away. It was so bad,” Mark said. “I can be
7 in the morning. He reads the grunt work, but much better than where I gotta go in five minutes.”
board to see his bus assignment guard duty. To drive a 40-passenger shuttle
for that day. He grabs the keys, “Guard duty is like having to takes more skill than a four-door
a radio and punches in his time wash dishes for the next week,” sedan, but Sullivan has driven ve-
card. He checks the bus’ oil, other Mark said. hicles that make the large shuttle
engine fluids, the lights and tire A five-mile trip 20 times a day look like a Mini Cooper. Sul-
pressure. He then drives it into can get dull fast. Sullivan mostly livan commandeered a vehicle
position and begins work. drives a shuttle from West Cam- known in the Army as a “2-90.”
This is how one GCSU shuttle- pus to Main Campus and the on- The 2-90s tires alone are taller
bus driver, Mark Sullivan, starts campus shuttle, but occasionally and bigger than most grown men,
his day. But this isn’t how his he gets the opportunity to break measuring 6 feet, 6 inches tall.
days always began. that monotony. He also drives From the floor of the vehicle to
Once he was at Camp Drum, some of the sports teams when the ground below is 15 feet. The
New York, a U.S. Army Reserve they have away games or when 2-90, fully loaded, weighs 105
training center. The gargantuan the art, history or English de- MATT ROGERS / STAFF REPORTER
Mark Sullivan stands next to the shuttle that he drives from West Campus
tanks rolling through would tear partments book a field trip. The Driver page 13 to Main Campus. He has worked as a shuttle driver for three years.

Spotlight Students resolve

By: Stephanie Sorensen to change habits
Back in Milledgeville. Classes have started, friends are back and there’s even a Sticking with resolutions
challenging for some
fun Mad Lib in the Colonnade, but really the semester will be what students make
it. Whether it be studying, friends or partying, students ultimately decide if the
semester will be good or bad for them. Don’t let the semester be __________.
(NOUN) BY CASSIE MELVIN The most popular resolu-
STAFF WRITER tions deal with losing weight
and exercising. However,
_____________! First semester of the new year! Time Eat healthier. Hit the gym many people fail to remain
(INTERJECTION) every day. Go home to visit motivated and end up quit-
to drop some _________ and maybe even pick up a Mom and Dad more often. ting what they had committed
(NOUN) Study harder. Making a list to during the beginning of the
__________ ___________ this year. Last of New Year’s resolutions is year.
effortless, but sticking with According to a national sur-
(ADJECTIVE) (NOUN) those goals throughout the vey, 45 percent of Americans
semester was so __________, but this semester is my year is the challenging part. set a New Year’s resolution.
(NOUN) As GCSU’s spring semes- However, only 8 percent of
__________ to __________. Now if only I can get the courage ter began Monday, the Well- those are effective in accom-
2010 MAD LIBS!

(NOUN) (VERB) ness Depot was flooded with plishing their goals. Many
students eager to begin new fail within the first couple of
up to__________ _________. Good Ol’ Milly. It feels workout regimens. According weeks. Over half the people
(ADJECTIVE) (VERB) to records, 629 people signed who make resolutions will
__________ to be back too. Time for freshman ________ in at the Depot on Monday, give up after six months.
(ADJECTIVE) (NOUN) which was a significant in- With such bleak statistics, it
____________ roommates and just enough time crease from the weeks leading can be difficult to stay moti-
up to Christmas break. vated.
(ADJECTIVE) “I am going to go to the Often, students tend to get
gym more and actually work tired of going to the gym or
to _________ __________ before class. This on parts of my body that I eating the right way. Thinking
(ADVERB) (VERB) don’t like the most,” senior about the outcome can some-
semester I’m going to ___________ ___________ on community health major Am- times increase motivation and
(ADVERB) (VERB) ber Green said. help people stay on track.
Joe Samprone, GCSU cross
Thursday nights and __________ every other night country coach for eight years,
(VERB) “... the said he believes that, in the
even get to know the _________ better, and even spend a
(NOUN) discipline it end, a person will feel better
about themselves by accom-
couple of nights in _________. Of course being back has its takes to stick plishing his objectives.
“If you succeed and stick
__________. Even with Scoops closed, There’s _________ with an exercise with (an exercise program),
you’ll not only feel better, but
(NOUN) (NOUN) program will the discipline it takes to stick
still left in town. Homecoming is coming up too! Sean
Kingston and MuteMath are coming to concert and it will be
spill over into with an exercise program will
spill over into other parts of
_________! other parts of your life,” Samprone said.
Having a partner could mo-
I guess I actually have to ________ too if I want to _______
your life.” tivate, energize and inspire a
person to keep up with their
on time. There’s still the whole________ side of school to
—Joe daily routine.
“With running I stay mo-
Samprone, tivated by ... making people
consider ... GCSU cross- hold me accountable,” said
senior mass communication
country coach major and cross-country run-
ner Heather Raines.
GIVE Center to enter Driver know students who ride his
shuttle. He knows many
neither he nor Karen have
ever pressured her to

Purple Glove contest

by name. One girl he nick- make perfect grades.
Continued from page 11... named “Trouble” and al- “Karen and I weren’t
ways jokes about how she the best in school.” Sul-
used to haul dirt. goes looking for just that. livan said. “We just told
“(The 2-90) is like a roll- Sullivan has a family her to do her best.”
BY SOPHIE SINGER of the proceeds will be contributed to the ing dump truck,” Mark as well. His wife, Karen, Sullivan’s responsible
STAFF WRITER American Cancer Society. said. also works for GCSU as a manner as a parent also
Leslie Spamer, a sophomore business Now retired from the supervisor for the Village translates into his work.
The GIVE Center staff at GCSU is pro- major, said: “I think this is such a wonder- Army, this past Thanksgiv- Market at West Campus. Students know that trying
moting cancer awareness by entering a ful way to raise money and I want to help ing marked Sullivan’s third They usually eat lunch to catch a shuttle can be
video dance contest to raise money for the out in every way possible, considering year working for GCSU together whenever he is quite a task. It is the job
American Can- my mom is a breast-
cer Society and as a shuttle driver. While working on campus. They of the driver to look out
cancer survivor.” most of the shuttle drivers
Relay for Life. have a daughter who is in for any stragglers trying
The winner of the are pleasant to ride with,
With the help of her first year of law school. to get on at the last sec-
competition will be
students around Sullivan is known for tak- She has been a successful ond, but Sullivan can’t
decided July 31 at
campus and the ing extra steps to get to student, but Sullivan says see them all. Occasion-
midnight, based on the
GIVE Center number of views on ally a few students on the
shuttle may spot someone
“No need to thank me,
staff, GCSU is YouTube. The winner
preparing a pur- will be presented with trying to flag down the
ple glove dance
a $5,000 check made
out to the American
you should thank bus and they will speak
up and let him know.
A pink glove
dance video has
Cancer Society.
“I started a Face-
(the passengers).” When the person gets on
the shuttle, they usually
been created in thank him.
book group to see if
the past to pro-
mote breast can- there was any interest, -Mark Sullivan, GCSU “No need to thank me,”
cer survival and I’ve been amazed
by the response,”
shuttle driver Sullivan says, pointing
to his passengers. “You
awareness. should thank them.”
“I saw the pink Beute said. “As far as
glove dance vid- how many people are
eo on YouTube involved, I would love
and originally to have as many peo-
wanted to recre- ple who are interested
ate that idea to in the video, if not in
help promote individual shots, in a
cancer aware- large group.”
ness,” senior Ja- Beute along with
quie Beute said. the GIVE center staff
The purple will be helping or-
glove dance video will consist of large ganize and plan the video as soon as the
and small groups as well as individual purple gloves arrive.
shots of people dancing with purple “I hope that everyone in the group
gloves on. The purple gloves can be pur- comes out to get in the video,” Beute
chased at A portion said.

Ernesto Blackbridge Hall.

“I want them to be very approachable,
that’s why I erected this stage. It’s a
Continued from page 11... slight step up, but hopefully that’s invit-
ing to people to come express yourself,”
monics involved.” Gómez said. “People are bringing life
Gómez also explores the power of back into these objects that I have built
sound through his musical endeavors. He for them to play.”
is a part-time member of Milledgeville With these invented instruments, the FILE PHOTO
group Voodoo Panther, and makes up gallery can fill with the cacophony of Auditions for the fifth annual production of "The Vagina
one-half of the experimental duo called sound, some good and some bad. But
Coit. Gómez enjoys that aspect. Monologues" will be held Jan. 26-27, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Gómez encourages the viewer to in- “I think the beauty of inventing an in the Women's Resource Center, located in MSU 143. Audi-
teract with his work. The instruments instrument is that no one can play it
are playable by anyone who comes into wrong,” Gómez said. tions are open to any female interested.

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Metropolis Café offers Mediterranean flavors


Since the start of the spring 2009 se- Hookah Flavor

mester, Bad Habit sold its last tater-tot,
Chops changed to Oxfords then reverted selection
to Chops, Scoops’s Wonka-like decora-
tions are in the dark, but Golden Pan- STRAWBERRY
try’s checkout line flows out of the door
at the 2 a.m. bar-closing time with its KIWI
specialty, a warm spicy chicken biscuit.
The trick: finding a niche. SPEARMINT
Hookahs and kabobs are the spicy
chicken biscuit of downtown’s newest GRAHAM CRACKERS
eatery, Metropolis Café.
Family-owned Metropolis opened its HONEY
teal doors at 138 N. Wayne St. next to
Deano’s Pizza and Italian in December. PASSIONFRUIT
Boasting a vegan-friendly menu con-
sisting of primarily Mediterranean dish- BANANA
es such as hummus, falafel and tabouli,
it caters to stereotypical broke college BUTTERSCOTCH
students — nothing is over $10.
“It’s interesting and different,” veg- WATERMELON
etarian Chelsea Losh, a senior English
major said. “We (vegetarians) have been IRISH CREAM
waiting for something other than stir-fry
vegetables. Vegetarian dishes are char- ROSE
acteristic of Mediterranean food. I tried
the baba ganouj, which I usually don’t MOCHA
like, but it was good.”
The restaurant is divided into three CHERRY
sections. A back room and deck allow
for smoking hookah, a water pipe used ACAI BERRY
to smoke flavored tobacco. Servers set
up the pipe, and customers can choose HAZELNUT
from over 20 flavors. It generally takes
CLAIRE DYKES / SENIOR REPORTER about 30 minutes to burn through one LEMONADE
From left, Metropolis Café manager Deepak Kumar, employees Alex Kimbrell and Elisabeth coal.
Barrett try out the spearmint flavored hookah, one of 20 flavors available.
“I like (the flavors) lemonade and APPLE

double apple the best,” said Deepak
The front room has table seating and
Salon & Spa a bar that offers beer, wine, and by the
126 S. Wayne St. Downtown Milledgeville 478-414-2020 end of February, expects spirits.
“We’re just waiting on our liquor li-
Looking for an escape from the cense,” Julie McKinnon, a Metropolis
everyday hustle and bustle? server said.
In addition to alcohol, Deepak plans
to add some cultural variety to the menu
within the next few weeks.
Charmed offers a little “We’re going to start serving Indian
something for girls and guys alike: food on Thursdays,” Deepak said.
Owners Rajesh Kumar and his uncle
Ram Kumar own the café managed by
Hair Services for Men and Women Ram’s son, Deepak Kumar. The Indian
family started working in the restaurant
• Facials business 20 years ago in California, and
• Massages since then have opened Mediterranean
• Manicures 10% off Spa restaurants in Macon and Warner Rob-
• Pedicures Services with “We moved from California six years
• Waxing College ID ago,” Deepak said. “My dad manages
• Spray Tan the restaurant in Warner Robins and my
cousin manages the one in Macon.”
• Microdermabrasion The majority of Deepak’s hires came
from the GCSU community.
“It’s the best place to work down- town,” said Christin Ivey, a graduate
student in the MAT program. “It’s laid
back here, and the staff are all friends.”

Recap: Top 10 movies of 2009

BY CHRIS MOSKALY sport to help his struggling nation. Mor- danger. Whether it's watching Jeremy ster picture that focuses on what they
REVIEWER gan Freeman and Matt Damon deliver a Renner defuse bombs, or seeing the af- do as criminals, and not who they are as
pair of iconic performances in a film that termath trauma that comes with such people? In my view, not one thing; es-
10.) 'The Hangover' (“I didn't would've easily been an absolute cliché a job, Kathryn Bigelow plants us right pecially when you've got two icons like
know they gave out rings at the Ho- in the hands of someone else. in the middle of a Johnny Depp and
locaust”) world where reli- Christian Bale go-
6.) 'Up In The Air' (“I live here”) gious conflicts and ing head-to-head.
After a string of comedies that have personal duties
tried to inflict lessons about love and This is likely to be the most over- collide on a nerve- 1.) 'Inglourious
life within a decent amount of mediocre looked film of the year as it snuck in at wrecking path that Basterds' (“Once
laughs, "The Hangover" shoves all its the last minute. Jason Reitman has been could end within Upon A Time...
raunchy humor right down your throat to the big show already with "Juno" and moments for those in Nazi-Occupied
with no mercy whatsoever. You don't with George Clooney at the head of a who follow it. France”)
learn anything, and you don't walk out stellar cast, "Up In The Air" is sure to be
feeling better about yourself. If nothing his second chance. 2.) 'Public Ene- A war movie that
else, Tom Shadyac sends you home feel- mies' (“Tell Billie is about anything
ing the way you did after "Old School" 5.) 'The Road' (“How many people for me... bye bye but war. Quentin
only instead of stripping down and do you think are still alive?”) Blackbird”) Tarantino's epic
streaking, you feel WWII fantasy is
pumped and ready The Coen broth- In one of his an artistic mise-
for a wild trip to ers fared better most well-crafted en-scene that cel-
Las Vegas! when they took films, Michael ebrates the thrill
the No. 1 spot two Mann clashes a and enjoyment
9.) 'Avatar' (“I years ago with "No few memories of of making a war
see you”) Country For Old "Heat" with one of movie. From an
Men," but John history's most be- opening scene that
James Cam- Hillcoat leaves loved/hated crimi- introduces one of
eron's new epic nothing undone in nal figures. Critics the most memo-
didn't quite reach this vivid adapta- were sharply di- rable characters of
the same level of tion of Cormac vided on how the characters remained on the decade all the way to the closing line
excellence as his McCarthy's Pulit- the same note throughout, but I don't un- that says it all, Tarantino makes the ab-
previous work, zer Prize-winning derstand why. "Bonnie & Clyde" didn't solute best of every last second. Using
but it certainly novel. It is a dark bother developing its title characters any a solid cast of international stars, "In-
broke new ground and quiet film about more than it enjoyed counting the num- glourious Basterds" proves to be what
for a new dimen- a father and son ber of people they killed, and yet nobody the man himself describes as “my mas-
sion of computer- who have nothing seemed to complain about that. What's terpiece.” And to that I say ... “that's a
generated imag- left but each other wrong with a good old-fashioned gang- Bingo!”
ery effects that are as they make their
sure to be matched way to the coast in
at some point in the aftermath of the
the coming years. apocalypse. Some
I credit it for its have criticized it
highly creative vi- for feeling empty,
sion and the patience required to make but anyone who really understands the Now Open in
such an effort possible, but the plot and book ought to know that this is not a
storyline are about as predictable as a story of epic adventure; it is a story of
toddler's bedtime story. human survival, and an ideal vision of
mankind hanging on its last limb.
8.) 'District 9' (“We just want to go
home”) 4.) 'Up' (“Did that dog just say 'Hi
The most original film of the year.
Neill Blomkamp makes a stunning di- The best animated film since 'Mon-
rectorial debut in this alien invasion sters Inc.' Amidst the recent obsession
saga that mixes a documentary structure with 3-dimensional style and form, Pix-
with a human infiltration story that will ar delivers a very real story with a strong
keep you at the edge of your seat from theme at the heart of its narrative. You'll
the first to last shot. laugh, you'll cry, and even for the adults,
you won't forget it.
7.) 'Invictus' (“How do we aspire
ourselves to greatness when nothing 3.) 'The Hurt Locker' (“War is a
less will do?”) drug”)

After making the top 10 on two sepa- The most solid post-9/11 war movie to
rate counts last year, Clint Eastwood date. Focusing on the tour of a bombs
lightens up a bit on his speechless form expert in the War on Terrorism, there
in this stand-up-and-cheer film about a is not a single moment in "The Hurt
very forgiving leader who believed in a Locker" where somebody's life isn't in
Friday, January 22, 2010
The Colonnade’s Guide to Athletics and Recreation Section Editor, Preston Sellers

Mikell’s magic extends streak Side


Bobcats escape Columbus at buzzer for sixth straight win

by Sam Hunt
Staff Reporter
The GCSU men’s basketball team ran its
winning streak to six games in the most excit-
ing finish of the season Wednesday, when it beat
Columbus State University in an away game.
The Bobcats came into the first half with an
aggressive mindset and had an 8-0 lead over
the Cougars when Columbus State turned the
game around. The Cougars went on a 12-0 run,
to surge ahead 12-8 with 14:03 remaining in the
first half.
Once Columbus State gained the lead over
the Bobcats, it was able to keep the lead over
GCSU for the entire first half, which ended with by Preston Sellers
the Bobcats trailing the Cougars 39-28. Sports Editor
When the second half began, the Bobcats
went on an 11-point run and tied the score at 39 This Sunday should be
when senior point guard Ty Rowland drained a one of the wildest NFL
3-pointer with 16:52 remaining. league championship Sun-
The Cougars took the lead over the Bobcats days ever. The four teams
again and held it until a 3-pointer by junior point fighting for the two Super
guard Andre Mikell gave the Bobcats a 48-45 Bowl spots have such dif-
lead. ferent stories this season,
From there, the lead went back and forth un- and four very compelling
til, with nine seconds, remaining the score was reasons they deserve to
tied 60-60. Shortly after, a Columbus State play- win the championship.
er was fouled and made one of the free throws, I am ranking the teams
giving the Cougars a 61-60 lead over the Bob- based on what I think are
cats with just three seconds remaining on the their chances to win, start-
clock. ing with the least likely.
Mikell took the inbounds pass, dribbled New York Jets: The
across halfcourt and launched a heavily con- underdog, wild-card
tested 3-pointer, which he drained for the game winning Jets are led by
winner, a Bobcat 63-61 victory. their fiery head coach,
The Bobcats played their first home game of Rex Ryan, a true players’
2010 a week earlier, a Wednesday night home coach, and at the helm is
game against Georgia Southwestern State and an ever-improving rookie
quarterback, Mark “The
defeated the Hurricanes 80-42. Sanchize” Sanchez. A
When the game started, GCSU was quick powerful running attack
to get ahead and never gave up the lead over takes the pressure off
Southwestern. Sanchez, allowing him
The Bobcats continued to dominate the Hur- to be extremely efficient
ricanes and the blowout was on when a 3-pointer and pick his spots to make
nailed by senior Jake Rios made the score 37-15 plays. If the Jets can get
in favor of GCSU. Michael Forsyth / Senior Photographer past the Colts, I see no
When just 25 seconds left in the half, Mikell Junior point guard Andre Mikell soars for a layup against Georgia Southwestern during a Jan. 13 victory. reason why they can’t
drained a two-point jumper to end the first half Mikell hit a three to beat Columbus State 63-61 this past Wednesday night to push the team’s winning take either the Saints or
score at 45-16 in GCSU’s favor. streak to six. Vikings in the big game.
When the second half began, GCSU contin- Indianapolis Colts:
ued to dominate over Southwestern. every player on the GCSU bench an opportunity lantic this past Saturday and defeated the Pirates The most familiar team
With 17:04 left in the game, the Bobcats se- to play. 75-65. to success in the past few
cured a 30-point lead when an Aquino layup to “Not many games in the Peach Belt end up GCSU came into the game aggressive and seasons, Peyton Man-
set the score at 49-19. being that big of a point spread,” Sellers said. was quick to take control over Armstrong At- ning’s Colts are once
GCSU did not let up as junior forward Reece “It’s great to have games where you can play lantic. again loaded with talent
Wiedeman made a layup with 7:49 remaining every guy on the bench.” Not letting up, the Bobcats gained a 20-point on both sides of the ball.
that put the Bobcats ahead of the Hurricanes by GCSU kept its lead and the game ended in a lead when Rowland drained a 3-pointer with They had an extremely
40 at 68-28. Bobcat victory with the final score of 80-42. less 10 minutes remaining in the first, making good chance to be only
The Bobcats earned such a huge lead over The Bobcats claimed their second victory of the third team to go 16-0
Southwestern that head coach Terry Sellers gave 2010 when they traveled to face Armstrong At- Men’s hoops page 17 in the regular season, but
erred on the side of cau-

Four in a row for women Q&A with GCSU’s

tion, sitting Peyton and
several starters in their
final two games to finish
Road wins push Bobcats to top of PBC standings athletic director
14-2. As usual, this is
Peyton’s team; he makes
everyone around him bet-
by Chandler Lee
ter and the Colts go as he
Staff Reporter goes. A Super Bowl win
Scotty Thompson
would give Peyton his
Christmas holidays are a Staff Reporter
second ring, and likely put
time where GCSU students, him solidly in the top five
faculty, and personnel can all A little less than
four months into best quarterbacks ever.
depart from the hustle-and- New Orleans Saints:
bustle schedule of the every- his new job, GCSU
athletic director The city of New Orleans
day college lifestyle. is quite literally hinging
For the GCSU women’s Wendell Staton has
hit the ground run- on the fortunes of this
basketball team, the 13-day football team. With all
ning. Staton, who
break from Dec. 13-26 was received a mas- the hardship the city has
much welcomed and appreci- ter’s degree from seen lately, the Saints
ated. GCSU in 1993, was are the lone sports bright
And since returning, head named athletic di- spot, and what a bright
coach John Carrick and his rector Sept. 28 after spot they are. Despite
Bobcats have been on an spending 13 years a disappointing loss to
impressive stretch that has at fellow Peach Staton Dallas which dropped
involved six wins in seven Belt school UNC them to 13-1 and put them
games. Four of those victo- Pembroke. In the short amount of time that he has on the same track as the
ries have come against Peach headed up the GCSU athletic program, Staton has Colts to sit their starters
Belt Conference foes. said he has continued to and build upon its goals and finish 13-3, the Saints
The Bobcats stand at 11-4 and make it more well-known. His goal is simple: have been arguably the
overall on the season and at He wants the program to be the best. The follow- best team in the NFL this
4-1 in conference play they ing is from a question and answer session with the season. A prolific offense
are in first place in the confer- GCSU athletics director. led by quarterback Drew
ence’s Western Division. QUESTION: How have you enjoyed your time Brees strikes fear into any
GCSU has posted wins so far at GCSU? defense, and the Saints
against No. 11 Clayton State, STATON: “It’s really been fantastic and ev- can overcome subpar de-
Georgia Southwestern, Arm- erything I had envisioned. I was very fortunate fensive performances and
strong Atlantic and Colum- to come into a program that has established tra- simply outscore anyone,
bus State in conference ac- ditions in athletics and academics. My plan is to similar to the St. Louis
tion, while falling to Lander continue and build upon those traditions so that Rams of the late 1990s.
Michael Forsyth / Senior Photographer
Senior guard Shandrea Moore goes up in a crowd of defenders
against Georgia Southwestern during a Jan. 13 victory. Women’s hoops page 17 Staton page 17 Side Line page 17

Upcoming Sports Quote of the Week Stat of the Week

THE Basketball (M):
Jan. 23 3:30 p.m. @Montevallo
“Pants on the ground, pants on the
ground, lookin’ like a fool with your pants
on the ground. Hat turned sideways, gold

Jan.25 7:30 p.m. @Flagler
in your mouth, lookin’ like a fool with
your pants on the ground!” NCAA violations com-
— Brett Favre singing ‘Pants on the mitted by Lane Kiffin in
Basketball (W): Ground’ with his Vikings teammates af- one season at Tennessee,

Jan. 23 1:30 p.m. @Montevallo ter their 34-3 win over the Cowboys last which is half the number
Jan. 25 5:30 p.m. @Flagler Sunday. (Huffington Post) of total NFL and NCAA
wins he has.
Intramural field project underway Staton program that covers all bases. I try to be
very involved on campus and in Milled-
geville. My approach is to integrate us
Calendar of intramural events: Continued from page 16... with every component of the university.
STAFF REPORTER I’ve gone around and met a lot of people
we have the best athletic department in and shook a lot of hands. My biggest job
We’re almost halfway home to better Jan. 25 — Dodgeball/basketball all phases. Milledgeville is a great com- is to promote the program.”
fields. seasons begin munity, and my goal is to keep promot- QUESTION: What are some of your
That’s the message coming from GCSU’s ing our program and university through- plans for helping to increase attendance
intramural sports department this week as out the town.” at athletic events?
the rainfall this past weekend provided a test Jan. 31 — Basketball state QUESTION: How would you assess
qualifier begins STATON: “I think anyone who has
of the recently-completed infield upgrades the state of the athletics program? been to our basketball games knows
on the softball fields at West Campus. STATON: “I’m very proud of our that we have an unbelievable game en-
“We had to wait for rain to see what ad- Feb. 1 — Softball registration athletics program. We won the Commis- vironment. We’ve got a lot of different
justments needed to be made to the infields sioner’s Cup last year, which meant we
opens had the best all-around athletics program people helping to assure that it remains
for them to drain properly,” program assis- that way. The pep band does a great job
tant Chris Russell said. in the Peach Belt Conference. That’s ob-
Feb. 19 — State basketball viously something we want to repeat this at the games. The crowd is really in-
The fields appeared fairly dry Monday volved. And the Thunder Crew has done
afternoon, a day removed from two days of tournament at Georgia State year. Also, and even more importantly,
a lot of great things in working with us,
solid rainfall that drenched Milledgeville. we had the highest percentage of student-
athletes on the conference honor roll. We and we’re thankful to them for that. Dr.
However, crews are still putting the finish- Mar. 10 (tentative) — Softball dominated the academic all conference Ginger Carter Miller and her public rela-
ing touches on the new drainage system, registration ends tions class have helped bring a commu-
using the rain as a marker to identify places teams. We had an academic and athletic
All-American goalie with our soccer nity event to all of our home games now.
that need adjustment. We appreciate everything they do as
The fields are still expected to be ready Mar. 15 (tentative) — Softball team. Another one of our soccer players
well. I think this increased involvement
for play by the beginning of softball sea- season begins is currently a semifinalist for the Wood-
en Cup. Our men’s cross country team is going to pay big dividends for us, and
son. we want to see the current trend with
Russell said the upgrades will make fu- won the sportsmanship award, and our
Apr. 16 - State softball golf team won the ethics and sportsman- basketball to continue to all of our sports
ture maintenance to the infields easier for tournament begins (at Walter B. ship award once again. As for the spring, on campus. I look forward to everyone
intramural staff and they are hopeful weath- coming out to the games and introducing
er conditions during the spring semester Williams Park or GCSU) we’re getting ready to go into full-swing
themselves to me. The more folks we get
mode with our sports, where almost ev-
will be improved. ery sport in campus will be in action in to come out to these events, the better.”
“We won’t have to mix in sand to help a professional-grade drag to improve the some capacity. We’re right in the thick QUESTION: Where do you see the
the infields dry, which adds to how unlevel staff’s ability to keep the fields smooth, and of both men’s and women’s basketball, program heading?
a field can be. We’ll be playing 20 games a sound system with a speaker facing each and both those teams are having good STATON: “Our most important goal
a week for six weeks on these fields, and field, giving intramural staff the ability to seasons. We have outstanding student- is to be the best program academically,
it takes a toll, but now the fields are much provide music between games or make an- athletes and outstanding coaches and athletically and socially. We’re going
more equipped to handle it,” Russell said. nouncements to everyone at once. recruiters who recruit those outstanding to continue to have our program and
However, the consequences may be fur- As for the outfields, participants will athletes.” student-athletes and coaches involved
ther-reaching. have to wait a while before seeing marked QUESTION: What are some of your with community service to Milled-
“With the new infields, the quality has im- goals and plans for the athletic program geville. (Longtime UCLA head coach)
proved to the point we might be able to host improvements. John Wooden’s philosophy was to be
“We have a certain budget for this proj- this semester?
the state softball tournament at our fields, STATON: “Obviously, we want to the best you can be and that’s my goal.
instead of Walter B. (Williams Park),” pro- ect, and we’re ensuring we stay under those I’m blessed to be in a situation like this
limits,” Russell said. continue our success from last year and
gram assistant Stephanie Jergel said. be a top-notch program in all phases. I where we have a top-notch program all
Jergel said the event would be first state “We certainly won’t do anything until want to see our department grow and to the way around. As long as we’re con-
tournament ever hosted by GCSU. the infields are completely finished, and at be more visible both on campus and in tinuing to excel in all areas, we’ll be in
Other additions to the complex include that point we’ll evaluate what we can do.” the community. We run a well-rounded great shape for a long time to come.”

Women’s hoops ble of the campaign with a 14 point and 10

rebound performance. Senior guard Candice Men’s hoops The Bobcats faced Newberry Col-
lege on Dec. 15 and defeated the In-
Clark had 10 points. dians 77-76.
Continued from page 16... The Bobcat game plan to limit Columbus Continued from page 16... On Dec. 29, GCSU took its only
State’s senior All-American forward Phebe the score 30-10 in favor of GCSU. loss of the break to Wingate Univer-
for its only conference loss this season. Smith worked to near perfection. Averaging
The key to success during this recent resur- The Bobcats were able to keep the sity with the score of 73-66.
close to 19 points per game on the year, the lead over the Pirates and the first half GCSU got back on in its winning
gence has been defensive intensity. Bobcats were able to hold Smith to just seven
GCSU has held its conference opponents to ended with the score 45-30 in favor of streak when they dominated Voorhees
points on the night. GCSU. College on Dec. 30 and defeated the
60 points or less in every conference game this “We kept her off the boards and limited her
season. When the second half began the Tigers 88-45.
touches,” Carrick said. “We focused on lim- Coming into 2010, the Bobcats
“We have had a change in energy,” senior iting her in practice and the girls responded Bobcats continued to play in their ag-
center Antoinette Reames said. “We are more gressive state and continued to domi- won their first game of the new year
well.” as they earned a victory over Lander
focused come game time.” Smith, sister of Atlanta Hawks forward Josh nate over Armstrong Atlantic.
Reames, who was sidelined with an ankle The Bobcats earned a 17-point on Jan. 4, 74-56.
Smith, was limited mainly by the strong help The Bobcats brought their winning
injury earlier this season, forcing her to miss defense the Bobcats were able to implement. lead with 2:18 left in the game when
two games, has come back with a vengeance. a layup by Rowland gave GCSU a 72- streak up to three when they faced
“We brought energy tonight, did the small Clayton State on Jan. 9 and defeated
Since returning Nov. 11 against Tuskegee, things right, and that equated to a win,” Car- 55 lead over the Pirates.
Reames is averaging 11 points and 8.45 re- Over the entire second half, GCSU the Lakers 69-50.
rick said after the win. The Bobcats are on the road to face
bounds per game. The Bobcat defense was also able to hold did not lose the lead to the Pirates a
“I’ve been motivated more and coming into single time and the game ended in a Montevallo on Saturday.
the Cougars 25 points below their season aver- “I think this time of year is key
this season set personal goals for myself,” age in scoring. Bobcat win with the final score of 76-
Reames said. “We have a lot of potential as a 65. for everyone to be on the same page.
“If we keep bringing this energy, we will Mikell said. “Eventually we’ll play
team. We just have to stay focused.” be fine,” Carrick said. “We just have to bring GCSU played a total of five games
During the recent defensive stand, GCSU over the Christmas break, which were bigger teams we just have to give back
energy even when we aren’t playing well.” some effort and we keep getting better
has keyed in on rebounding more frequently, Both teams struggled offensively. GCSU all played on the road, winning four of
specifically on the defensive glass. The Bob- them. everyday.”
shot just 35.7 percent from the field, while
cats have accumulated 217 boards in the five Columbus was held to 31.5 percent.
conference games played, 147 of which have GCSU also defeated Armstrong Atlantic 58-
been on the defensive end of the floor.
Side Line
50 this past Saturday in Savannah. The Bob- and points in bunches; its backfield
“Coach has kept reiterating to us that de- cats were led by junior guard Chimere Jordan
fense wins games,” junior guard Dominique is led by Adrian Peterson, the best
with 13 points, all coming in the second half. pure running back in football. His
Huffin said. “We haven’t been playing great Huffin also chipped in with 10.
on offense, so we have to bring our best defen- Continued from page 16... freakish combination of size, speed,
GCSU was able to capitalize on the Pi- and power means that any simple
sive effort to every game.” rate turnovers, turning the 21 miscues into 18 What a triumph it would be if the
The philosophy has spread to other team Saints could bring a Super Bowl handoff can turn into a highlight-
points. The Bobcats bench added 20 in the vic- reel touchdown run, and makes
members as well. tory. win to a city that needs something,
Senior point guard Shandrea Moore, aver- anything to celebrate. the Vikings the toughest offense
The Bobcats shot just 31 percent from the
aging six assists per game in conference play, floor in the game, reiterating the focus on de- Minnesota Vikings: Brett Favre. to gameplan against. A very fast,
has noticed a shift in energy too. fense winning games. Need I say more? He has defied talented defense means the Vikings
“We are beginning to click as a team,” GCSU is now on a four-game winning age, logic, and his doubters (in- can win the close, grinding games
Moore said. “Defense is going to win games streak after starting off conference play with a cluding myself) to reenergize this as well.
for us and Coach has drilled that into our loss against Lander. team and lead it to a 12-4 regular So there it is. I like the Vikings
minds.” The Bobcats will close out its current four season and an absolutely dominat- to hoist the Lombardi trophy Feb. 7
GCSU most recently squared off against game road trip this Saturday at the Montevallo ing performance in a 34-3 pound- in Miami. But what do you think?
Western Division foe Columbus State on and again Monday at Flagler College. Tip-off ing of the Cowboys last week. Send your feedback to
Wednesday, garnering a 53-45 victory. against Montevallo is set for 1:30 p.m., while However, this team does not need or at
The Bobcats were led by Jordan’s 15 points, the Flagler game will start at 5:30 p.m. to rely on Favre to put up yards Twitter/VentGCSU.
while Reames collected her fifth double-dou-


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