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MT Marstellar .... Editor-in-Chief
Emily McClure .... News Editor
Carson Gregors .... Asst. News Editor
Steven Walters .... Co-Sports Editor
Michael Campagna .... Co-Sports Editor
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Emily Hinely .... Asst. A&E Editor
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November 24-30, 2016 Emily McClure, News Editor

Students react to President Trump’s election

States Army and has taken a recent “I will be the first to say that parents are Democrats. my support on either candidate,
Abigail Collins interest in Trump’s campaign. I am not a fan of Donald Trump, “My father, Stephen Tripp, but instead must vote on the
and “The reason I back Trump however, my disapproval for lives in California and voted
Emily McClure basis of their potential actions,
so much is because he is for the Hillary Clinton is even greater,” for Hillary Clinton,” Cody said.
@gcsunade in particular, on the basis of
American people,” McEachin said Bardon. “I do not trust her, I “I can’t vote against someone
Under the slogan “Make future judicial appointments,”
said. “In my eyes, he wants to do not trust her decisions and I do who doesn’t support what our
America Great Again” Donald put the Americans first, bring the not trust her to lead our country.” forefathers stood for and defend said Roux.
Trump was elected the forty-fifth jobs back to the states and secure Bardon said that because my constitutional rights.” Roux said that she stuck with
president of the United States our border.” she believes that Clinton does Mackenzie Roux, junior
her party affiliation and voted for
on Nov. 8. While some Georgia Because McEachin plans to not make decisions that are in and member of the Phi Alpha
College students are excited Trump because she believes that
go into the army, he said it was America’s best interest, she Delta Pre-Law Fraternity, broke
about Trump’s election, others important for him to vote for cannot be trusted to pick the next down her ballot to help others his appointees will uphold her
are uncertain that he will be able the candidate he believes will Supreme Court justices. understand why she chose not to personal morals more fully than
to uphold the hefty promises he strengthen the military. Senior Brandon Cody, has vote for Clinton. Roux said that Clinton’s appointees.
has been carrying through his Freshman Hayley Bardon said seen Clinton’s campaign as an she does not believe that either
“My decision cannot be
campaign. her decision not to vote for Hillary obstacle in his education. He candidate truly embodies what
based on the personalities of the
Georgia College student was based on the fact that the explained that he comes from a she believes to be the values and
Zac McEachin has just recently current president will select one politically split family, where he morals of America. candidates,” Roux said. “I am

committed himself to the United or more Supreme Court justices. is a Republican, while both of his “Personally, I don’t wish to pin choosing a leader, not a friend.”

Stop blaming (only) Trump Vote: The courts

are in the balance
white, middle-class Americans) from our country for their
Kendall that their voices are no longer religious beliefs, what happens
Crowe being heard, that their stake in when the cultural mood shifts? Instead of restricting themselves
He’s a tax-evading, neo- American politics is being lost What happens when Christians to the original meaning of the
fascist, red-faced, white-eyed, to minorities. are the minority? If any Daugherty Constitution, liberal justices often
wig-wearing, xenophobic, They do not realize that, politicians were to make this act as though the Constitution
I hear many people say that
though this is certainly true, it statement about Christians, says, “This Constitution may
genital-grabbing, inexperienced they don’t think they can vote for
is indicative not of their loss of conservatives would (rightly) be amended by a majority of
liar. It’s easy to place our either major candidate, and that
Supreme Court justices.”
frustrations wholly on the freedom, but to an increasing lose their minds. they’ll either vote third party or
The Supreme Court discussion
back of Donald Trump— not sense of social freedom and And herein is lies the not vote at all.
in the debates was telling. In
to mention, a useful catharsis. inclusive discourse that is hypocrisy of the Republican First off, I’ll deal with not
Hillary Clinton’s responses,
essential to a successful party. Republicans do not want voting. You need to vote, and you
The aforementioned she never mentioned the role of
democracy. The right must religious freedom; they want need to be informed on who/what
descriptions are often Supreme Court justices to uphold
you are voting for.
mentioned by Trump haters, understand that marginalized their religion imposed. They the Constitution. It appeared that
In Jones County, where I live,
(myself included) and groups gaining their voice in do not want traditional values her litmus test for a new justice
we have about 21,700 people of
seem indicative of the left’s society is directly correlated upheld; they want their values is whether they will further the
voting age. (Only about 14,000
with their own political upheld. liberal, progressive agenda.
skepticism, our total incredulity are registered to vote.)
If Hillary Clinton gets in
that anyone could support such freedom. They want an authoritarian, In the election for Chairman
office, our courts will continue
a man, that any major American The unequal power dynamics populistic, loud-mouthed of the Board of Commissioners
to take us further to the left. Her
party, claiming always to be the in our country damage our political vigilante. Their stake earlier this year, the winner
appointed judges will be in office
capacity for open discussion, in our country is slipping received 2,224 votes. So he was
party of traditional American for decades, and their decisions
elected by only 10.3 percent of
morality and of conservative for bipartisan communication, (consider the political leaning will be potentially irreversible.
the adult citizens! In 2000, the
ethics and family values, could and for the possibility of civility of the country once the Consider this: when Obama
presidential election came down
lend their support to a man and grace in political discourse. millennials are in charge) and took office, only one of the 13
to Florida, where Bush edged
who brags about his history of Take, for example, Trump’s Donald Trump is the only one Gore by a mere 537 votes. U.S. Courts of Appeals had a
rhetoric regarding Muslims. The who can save them. One single vote might not majority of full-time judges
sexual assault and who asks in
tip the election, and if I died appointed by a Democrat. Eight
a national security briefing by banning of Muslims entering the So it is time for liberals to
tomorrow, I don’t think the years later, Democratic appointees
foreign policy experts that if US seems to many a practical stop blaming Donald Trump
outcome of the election would hold a majority of the seats in nine
we have nuclear weapons, why and alluringly aggressive step and recognize the movement
change. But there is strength in of the 13 courts.
can’t we use them? to combat terrorism. that created him. It’s too easy
numbers. Everybody has to do The courts of appeals hear
But this skepticism is But to blame terrorism on to write off his supporters as thousands of cases each year,
their part.
indicative of the biggest Islamic doctrine and the Islamic ignorant or bigoted (though this As far as voting third party, while the Supreme Court takes
problem liberals now face: the people, instead of recognizing may, in many cases, be true). this is the way I see it: there are fewer than 100. On the Supreme
inability to believe that anyone the political manipulation They are hurting, they are only two people on the ballot Court, there is already one

could possibly think differently and cultural oppression that frustrated, and they are losing that have a chance of being the vacancy. In addition, three of
next president. I have the same the Justices will be in their 80’s
than us, and the refusal to employs their religion for their grip on our country. We
chance of being elected the forty- during the next President’s first
understand the social climate its own regime, is not only must understand this and set
fifth president as a third party term.
that led to Trump’s prominence impractical and nonsensical, aside our insults, our scorn, our
candidate: zero. Therefore, you The courts will be hearing
in the Republican party. but also dangerous to our disbelief, and instead adopt a
have to look at the two candidates many important cases on religious
There is, and has been, since country. Not only will it isolate new method of discourse: one and decide who will do the better freedom, the second amendment,
the abolition of slavery and peaceful, patriotic Muslim of civility, one of grace, and job, no matter how unlikable they voting laws, and other important
segregation, and since the gay Americans, but it will also one that seeks to change, not may be. and controversial matters. If for
rights movement, a growing set a dangerous precedent for belittle. For me, the major issue is the nothing else, cast your vote with
concern among a certain religious restriction. It’s not just Trump, it’s us courts. Unfortunately, the courts the Supreme Court and 13 Courts
have a lot of power these days. of Appeals in mind.
echelon of society (namely If a person can be banned too.

Carson Gregors, Asst. News Editor

November 2-10, 2016 Emily McClure, News Editor

Georgia College gets served a new $25 fee

Aug. 1, so just a little bit before her team were still expecting a Guise, a junior, explained that on the matter.
Adam school got started,” said Patricia much larger backlash than they Serve was an important selling “I believe it is important to
Walker Hightower, Serve operations received. point for her daughter about GC. notify anyone that is going to be
@gcsunade manager. “Basically, the fee will “We thought we were going to She said she believes students affected by a policy change such
only be implemented if Serve has get some kick-back, but believe who enrolled at GC during a year as this,” Guise said. “That is really
Look out, Georgia College
to repair the computer or open up it or not, we haven’t heard when the service was still being
students and faculty. There’s a where my frustration comes from.
the machine for diagnosis.” anything,” Hightower said. “For advertised as free should continue
new fee in town. It feels like the school was trying
Hightower said the decision the freshmen who are coming into to receive the free repairs.
Since its inception, the GC to sneak this by us.”
came down through the the school, they do not mind it at “I was upset when I learned
Serve Helpdesk has been a Department of Information all, because this is the norm for that Georgia College has started Other GC students agreed.
campus-wide favorite because Technology and GC’s chief them.” to charge students for servicing “This is news to me,” said
of its reputation for repairing information officer, Dr. Robert Caldwell Pelton, a GC student and repairing their computers,” Lauren Markway, a psychology
computers and other machines Orr, because Serve had become ambassador, exercise science Guise said. “During both of the major and senior.
for free. Unfortunately, that all so popular that it had to hire more major and junior, said neither campus tours we went on, this Markway said she thought it
changed at the beginning of this student workers and a new full- he nor any of his fellow tour free service, the computer loaning was unbelievable when she went
semester. time employee. guides were informed about program and the computer lab to get her computer repaired and
GC students and faculty Any surface-level issues will the new policy when it was were explained to the students
was told she needed to pay a fee.
bringing malfunctioning still be fixed free of charge, implemented. Up until recently, and parents in great detail and
computers to Serve have found “This might sound over
and out of the 789 computers they had continued to feed false were used by Georgia College as
themselves paying $25 per that Serve has looked at so information about the “free” a selling tool.” dramatic, but I was shocked,”
machine for repairs far this semester, only 149 of service to groups of potential new Guise said that although she Markway said. “I have been a
“We instituted the $25 fee them required the use of the students touring the campus. is annoyed by the new fee, she student here for four years, and
at the beginning of the fall new fee. Despite this relatively Tara Guise, mother of GC is more upset by the lack of now all of a sudden, they are
semester. It went into effect on low percentage, Hightower and mass communication major Riley communication from the school charging me for this?”

Did you know about
Serve’s new fee? What do
you think about it?
Compiled by Emily Hinley

“I didn’t know. I feel like they won’t

get as many people to come, because
“I didn’t know. I don’t understand not many people are willing to pay
why they would start charging, that.”
“I didn’t know. They did it in because we already pay so much to - Kaitlin Heidt, sociology major,
silence, and that’s what bothers go here.” senior
me.” - Jamila Harvey, biology major,
- Brad Benton, theater major, junior

Public health posters promote student safety

formed by Pope, organized 2017. $8,000 to GC every year
Will the awareness campaign. In the Spring of 2015, for education purposes. The
Slaten “We made 75 posters, the Office of Student Health grant also pays for GC’s
@gcsunade and they were all paid Services sent out the health DUI simulator, as well as
The majority of Georgia for by a highway safety assessment survey to over the alcohol impairment
College buildings are now grant that we have from 4000 GC students. Just goggles that are used in all
displaying alcohol and the Governor’s Office of under 500 of those students freshman seminar classes.
health awareness posters, Highway Safety,” Pope responded. “I’ve read the posters,
thanks to the Office of said. Although a 12.1 but only because I saw a
Student Health Services. The data on the percent response rate is professor stop and read
The posters are aimed posters is taken from not a staggering number, one,” said Peyton Minerd,
at creating a more open the National Collegiate it still provides valuable a junior. “I don’t actually
dialogue about health issues Health Assessment, which knowledge about the health think that it would ever
at GC, said University is administered to GC habits of GC students. influence a student’s actions
Health Educator Rachel students every two years. “I actually like the off campus.”
Pope. Some health subjects The health assessment posters,” said Jack Although the posters’
that the posters address consists of nearly 200 Kouloukas, a freshman. effect could prove difficult
include the abuse of questions pertaining to “The message is simple to gauge, the core goal of
prescription medications, separate areas of wellness, and says it all: sometimes the campaign is to remind
binge drinking as well as such as substance abuse all it takes is saying ‘no’ to GC students that the choice
drinking and driving. and mental health. The next save life.” to engage or not engage in
Will Slaten/ Contributing Photographer
The GC Alcohol and assessment survey will be The highway safety any activity is entirely up to
The posters are up in many campus buildings. Other Drug task force, conducted in February of grant allots just under them and no one else.

Outdoor ed program
slides in under the wire
Juan Ling, a professor of over the past four years.
Will management and a member “ We h a v e t h r e e
Slaten of CAPC, said the members professors and 38 students
review the documents in the major, so we are
The Georgia College submitted by the colleges, a baby program,” said Specials
Curriculum and Assessment talk with department Samantha Mitts, outdoor
Policy Committee recently members and speak with education major and
voted to keep the outdoor All 750ml
students before coming to senior. “But we feel a like
education major part of a conclusion. we are a special place. It’s Barefoot,
the curriculum offered on If the committee not like any of the other Yellowtail,
campus. approves a proposal, it then majors.” and Andre
The committee, made travels to the University Because the Outdoor
up of GC faculty from all Senate and from there on E d u c a t i o n M a s t e r ’s Come to Tipsy’s for a fully wine - $4.99
areas of study, is charged
with reviewing policies that
to the Dean of Students of
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program was deactivated
in 2014, some students in
stocked selection of cigars, When you
directly affect curriculum approved or disapproved. the major feel they are at wines, craft beers, and buy a solid
changes. One task that
falls under the CAPC
In the Outdoor
Education program’s
risk of losing their special
community on campus.
liquors! case of wine
umbrella is the activation case, the proposal for There is no way to or liquor, get
and deactivation of specific deactivation came from predict if this will be a
We offer great service with 5% off with
majors and programs. the College of Health and hurdle again in the future
credit or 10%
The proposals for Human Performance. for the Outdoor Education some of the lowest prices in off with cash.
change typically begin at The Outdoor Education major, but at the moment,
the department level and program is smaller than the motion for deactivation town! We also price match!
are then submitted to the many other fields of study has been dismissed due
encompassing college.
After the college approves
on campus. However,
Will Hobbs, professor of
to the CAPC vote. The
issue will not be brought
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GA Chamber of Commerce polls GC SGA

organization and we advocate meeting, showcases to interested In other business, SGA nearly approved, until Senator
JD on behalf of Georgia’s business businesses the best Georgia has concluded part two of its Mike Muller pointed out that
@gcsunade community,” Hardwood said. to offer and works in state affairs revisions of the attorney general student voting hadn’t even begun.
“Our job is to make sure that to push pro-business bills through qualifications. The amendment Therefore, the bill was shelved
Representatives from the Georgia has the best possible the legislature. passed unanimously once again, before signing.
Georgia Chamber of Commerce business climate it can have. We “We do our best to sell them despite some senator absences, “And we would have gotten
surveyed Georgia College’s want to bring new jobs to Georgia on how great it is to be here,” and will be put to OrgSync for away with it,” Senator Matthew
Student Government Association and help existing businesses Hardwood said. student voting very soon. Jones said.
at SGA’s regular senate meeting grow.” The team polled the senators A motion to skip the reading On Friday, the senate took
on Friday about its members’ The Georgia 2030 on a variety of topics, including and go straight to voting a small reprieve to swear in
opinions on the state of Georgia Comprehensive Development their expectations of employment, welcomed the discussion about and welcome Senator Colden
and what they think could make Plan is focused on keeping their interests concerning jobs and the qualifications at SGA’s Oct. Franklin, who will be taking the
it better. residents in-state and attracting employers, their opinions on the 25 meeting, displaying among the place of former Senator David
Representative Elizabeth new businesses through expanding important areas of business in the senators either an enthusiasm for Applebury from now on.
Hardwood gave a presentation opportunities in the state, with the state, how to pronounce “pecan the bill’s passing or a restlessness “I’m honored that President
on the chamber’s Georgia 2030 goal of making Georgia a hotspot pie” and who they think are the to be done with the proceedings. Ahrens and Davis appointed me
development plan. for rising entrepreneurs. best tailgaters in the state. The next week, at SGA’s Nov. to serve the student body, and
“We are a non-profit The chamber conducts member The University of Georgia won 4 meeting, the subject resurfaced I intend to carry out my duties
organization, we’re a membership demos like the one at Friday’s by a landslide on the last question. and the measures were very faithfully,” Franklin said.

GC International Day sparks cultural curiosity

is originally from Africa, said that “It was nice having people This year, children were given The event was sponsored by
Miya he enjoyed the Zambia table and from all over the world in one make-believe passports so they the International Club and the
Banks learning about the culture. Folifac place,” Growse said. could check off countries as they International Education Center,
@gcsunade said it isn’t often that he meets International Day is not only visited the tables. Each child along with six contributing
Georgia College held its another African student, and that for GC students, but middle had a smile on his or her face groups: the Spanish Honor
annual International Day he left the celebration that day schoolers as well. Study abroad as they went from table to table, Society, the Latino Student
having made a new friend. advisor Jarris Lanham said that learning things like how to write Association, the Muslim Student
celebration on front campus
Many tables incorporated children from Baldwin County their names in Mandarin and how Association, the Geography Club,
on Oct. 26. Exchange students
interactive games and activities. schools were invited to attend many languages are spoken in Africana Studies and the Study
from 23 countries shared their
The Latino Student Association
cultures, including national with their classes. Nigeria, which is about 250. Abroad department.
made a functional pan flute from
foods like Sweden’s pepparkakor,
straws and invited students to
with college and middle school
construct their own flutes with
straws, tape and scissors provided.
“It’s an opportunity for
Every exchange student tabling
international students to share
at the celebration was friendly
their country and culture with
and inviting, delighted to answer
American students and the local
any question attendees had.
community,” said Susie Ramage, Brittany Kendall, a psychology
GC’s international admissions major, junior and member of the
counselor. International Club said she could
Tables lined paved walkways tell everyone was glad to share
on both sides, each one with about their cultures.
a display unique to a different “They were all ready to
country represented. Attendees enjoy themselves and make sure
were offered a variety of everyone else enjoyed it,” Kendall
international foods to sample, said.
including Britain’s marmite Exchange student Jarrod
spread, Fiji’s flour chips, South Growse, who sat at Australia’s
Korea’s yakgwa and Germany’s table, said he enjoyed the
pumpernickel bread, just to name opportunity to share facts about Tori Gleeson/ Staff Photographer

a few. Australia, a continent he said most The cultures of 23 countries were represented at the International Day celebration.
Freshman Fidelis Folifac, who people know very little about.

a business since they know to be a public relations

he works there. representative in his future
Challenges on the Job “ I t ’s j u s t a l w a y s
Rous said he has intrigued me,” Rous
encountered students who said. “If you think about
have asked him to continue organizations that are so
serving drinks after 2 a.m. loved by so many people,
last call, to continue serving I think it’s pretty powerful
alcohol to a person who has that it’s all due to a good
clearly had enough and to PR team.”
serve alcohol in the absence The personality traits
He said that bartending in broken up into four hours have his homework for each of a wristband or a valid ID. that Rous’s friends say he
downtown Milledgeville at night and four in the upcoming week completed However, Rous said it displays behind the bar are
McClure has allowed him to get afternoon. by Sunday afternoon. is not always easy to tell the same characteristics
@gcsunade to know members of the Although he is taking a
community beyond GC’s full-time courseload of 13
Editor’s Note: This is campus. credit hours, Rous said that
the second installment in a Jack Fraiser, manager at so far this semester, he has
series of profiles on Georgia the Velvet Elvis, hired Jeff only missed one class. He
College students who have in January 2015. said that he is nervous about
interesting careers outside “Jeff is simply the next semester, however,
of their lives as students. man,” Fraiser said. “He’s when he will be taking 16
very personable and a hard credit hours with a total of
Ever since the day he worker.” six courses.
began running beer kegs “But I kinda helped
up and down stairs as a A Balancing Act myself out a little, because
barback for his bartending Rous has class at 8 a.m. my first class isn’t until 2
mom, Jeff Rous knew that Monday through Thursday. p.m. every day,” Rous said
he wanted to be a bartender His shifts at the bar begin at and chuckled.
himself someday. 9:30 p.m. and end around In spite of that, Rous
“It’s totally different 3 a.m. said he must work ahead
than any other job,” “There are definitely in order to stay caught up Ada Montgomery/ Senior Photographer

Rous said. “You build days, like test days, where this semester. Rous said he enjoys getting to know everyone who comes into the bar.
relationships with people.” you feel like a zombie Rous said that before
When he is not walking around,” Rous he became a bartender, “I know there’s not when someone is trying to that will aid him in a future
bartending at the Velvet said. “It’s rough.” he would procrastinate on going to be a night where trick him. public relations career.
Elvis three or four nights Rous said that he tries his assignments until the I can wait until the last Rous said that earlier “He’s right there on
a week, Rous is a junior to get a full eight hours of the night before they were minute, because I might this semester, a student who the ball, and he’s always
mass communication sleep every day, but that due. Now that he has a job, have to work that night,” looked very young showed got a smile on his face,”
major at Georgia College. some days, his sleep is however, he said he must Rous said. Rous a Delaware driver’s said Trent Winter, a
license that indicated the management major, senior
A Place for Friends student was 21 years old. and a regular at the Velvet
Rous said that his friends Rous said he decided Elvis. “He’s not somebody
always come downtown to that the ID was fake and who blows you off.”
see him when they know he declined to serve the Although he looks
is working. student drinks that night. forward to the future, Rous
“Working is almost like “The risk is not worth said that right now he is
a social event,” Rous said. it,” Rous said is his trying to stay focused on
“Instead of feeling like response when he is asked keeping himself healthy,
you’re working, you feel to do something illegal. staying consistent at work
like you’re just hanging out “Because at the end of the and being successful in
and having a good time.” day, I still have a job, and school.
A member of the local you’re still under 21.” “I do a pretty good job
chapter of the Kappa Sigma of staying motivated,”
fraternity, Rous said that Looking Ahead Rous said. “I know that I’m
his fraternity brothers Bartending is only paying to be here, so I’m
Ada Montgomery/ Senior Photographer
make sure to come out and a college gig for Rous, going to get my education
Rous’s friends say that his bartending skills have improved over time. support the Velvet Elvis as however. He said he’d like while I can.”

Face first
*Obtained from Georgia College’s Public Safety Department*
A man received citations for public drunkenness and the underage possession
of alcohol while at the hospital on Oct. 22. At 2 a.m. that morning, the man was
sitting on a bench outside a GC residence hall smoking a cigarette when he was
approached by Sergeant Hughes. Sergeant Hughes asked to see the man’s I.D.
when he noticed that the man was having difficulty speaking and smelled of
alcohol. At this request, the man ran away. He soon tripped and fell face-first into
the pavement, splitting open his chin. Sergeant Hughes handcuffed the man and
called EMS, who later transported him to the hospital for stitches.

Toilet tree
*Obtained from Georgia College’s Public Safety Department*
A GC student was issued a citation for the underage possession of alcohol by
Officer Braumuller after he was found urinating on a tree in a parking lot. The
student admitted to having consumed alcohol that night and stopped to urinate
because he did not think he would be able to make it home in time to go to the
bathroom. The student was compliant and admitted to being underage, giving
his bottle of Crown Royale to Officer Braumuller. After taking a breath test, he
registered at a .008 BrAC. His case had been referred to student judicial.

Driving drunk
*Obtained from Georgia College’s Public Safety Department*
When Sergeant Hughes conducted a traffic stop at 2 a.m. on Oct. 23, he wrote two
citations instead of one. Initially he pulled over a driver on Tatnall St. because the driver
was driving without the use of headlights. However, when he spoke to the driver he
noticed signs of her being intoxicated and smelled the odor of alcohol coming from the
car. He asked the driver to consent to a breath test, and she registered at a .154 BrAC. He
placed the driver under arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol and wrote her an
additional citation for driving without the use of headlights. She was transported to the
Milledgeville jail.

Monopoly money
*Obtained from Georgia College’s Public Safety Department*
Sodexo reported to Sergeant Hicks that counterfeit money had been found in one of
the cash registers within the Bobcat Food Court. The counterfeit twenty-dollar bill was
discovered on Oct. 24 when workers collected money that was earned from the previous
weekend. The workers believed someone paid with the money on Oct. 21 between 6 a.m.
and 3 p.m. The counterfeit bill was placed into an evidence locker and the case has been
turned over to the U.S. Secret Service for further investigation.

Litter bug busted

*Obtained from Georgia College’s Public Safety Department*
While patrolling at 1 a.m. on Oct. 29 near the Old Courthouse, Officer Powell heard the
sound of shattering glass. When he looked in the direction of the noise, he saw two men
and a woman running from the parking lot. Officer Powell made contact with the students
and asked what happened. The woman admitted to breaking a beer bottle on the sidewalk.
When asked why, she replied, “Because I wanted to.” Officer Powell wrote her citations for
the underage possession of alcohol and for littering. The case has been referred to student

Michael Campagna, Co-Sports Editor

November 10-15, 2016 Steven Walters, Co-Sports Editor

Women’s cross-country wins numerous awards

Courtesy of GC Communications

Grace Lynch (left) and Katherine Yost (right) compete in the Peach Belt Conference Championships at Georgia College on Oct. 22, 2016.
themselves as a well- in their college careers, and beyond to do things Conference this season. “Receiving this award
Lizzie rounded team that takes but it is important that they for her team, and she even Yost made it her goal to just pushes me to do better,”
Kidney pride in both academics as remain students first. has began doing meals for make it into the Top 15 states Yost, “I know who
@gcsunade well as athletics. “Coach Cary always everyone after long runs.” after finishing 16th in the my competition is now and
Schwind and Willis both reminds us that we are “I don’t do the things conference last season, and it only makes me want to
The Georgia College received the All-Academic students first,” Willis I do because I want accomplished just that. try harder.”
women’s cross-country award for this season. said, “[so] it’s good to be recognition,” Lynch said. “When Katherine toes Overall, the women’s
team has continued to The award recognizes the recognized for that.” ”I gave up ministry for the line and the gun goes team made great strides over
excel in the Peach Belt women for balancing the Lynch received the All- running and I told myself off she becomes a totally the season and are being
Conference this season, and rigor of college classes and Sportsmanship award for I would try and make the different person,” Cary rewarded with recognition
their efforts have not gone college athletics while still this season as well. The same impact running as I said, “She’s continuing to of their achievements.
maintaining a GPA of a 3.3 Peach Belt Conference asks did with ministry.” improve and the biggest “As a team we received
or higher. each coach to nominate a Yost has also excelled thing to come from her three different types of
Runners Brittney
“Receiving this award runner who represents great this season, having been receiving that award is that awards and are continuing
Schwind, Sarah Willis,
just shows the hard work sportsmanship on and off named All-Conference it shows she’s breaking to improve as a team,” Cary
Grace Lynch and Katherine that I’ve put in to being a the course. going into the region barriers and constantly said, “we have moved up
Yost received awards student athlete,” Schwind “Grace is always willing championship. The award improving.” two spots in the conference
within the conference said. “It’s just not athletics to have a positive attitude is given to the Top 15 Yost hopes that in from last year and these
in the past few weeks. that’s going to get me even on her bad days,” runners in the conference, receiving this award, it will awards show that winning
From All-Academic to somewhere in life.” said Steve Cary, head and after finishing 16th in push her to know who her isn’t the most important
All-Conference, the For both women, coach of the cross-country the conference last year, competition in the region thing, but we aren’t cutting
women have established running is a major factor teams. “She goes above she strived to make All- championship is. any corners.”

Softball team rewarded for academic work

too, but the softball team be well-rounded members team, academics has always softball helps keep her
McKenna takes academics seriously of society and that includes been Coach’s No. 1.” academics in check. Being
Jones and it shows. receiving an education. Weekly grades do not go on a team helps keep her
@gcsunade Coach Grodecki “Sometimes when unnoticed. Each week, the accountable for her actions
understands the burden of you’re involved with sports players are held accountable in the classroom.
Georgia College’s balancing school and sports you tend to only notice the for their assignments “Overall, we’re here to
Women’s Softball team in a college environment. on-the-field recognition,” and achievements in the get an education and the
was ranked 10th among “I think that the biggest Grodecki said. “And it’s classroom, making it all the
sport helps,” Flanders said.
all DII teams with a 3.563 thing is helping the girls nice to get the recognition more desirable to do well.
team GPA. This is the first “It pushes you to do better
prioritize their time and that they’re also excelling “Every week, if we don’t
time this has happened in your academics because
manage their time and in all areas of their life.” have a certain GPA we have
to the program so Coach putting classwork first,” Senior Cassidy Rice a study hall,” Rice said. you’re accountable to your
Jamie Grodecki and the Grodecki said. “They know stressed that academics is “So you have to keep that whole team.”
women are very proud of it comes first.” her first priority, softball GPA to get that reward of The softball team has
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their hard work. A lot goes Grodecki and the being second. “Our main not having to go sit with a shown a dedication not only
Infielder Baylee Hall into maintaining a high players, want to be goal is to figure out our coach for two hours.” to being a champion on the
finishes her swing in a GPA while in college, not recognized as more than future and [softball] is like Senior Faith Flanders, field but in the classroom
game in 2016. to mention on a sports team just athletes. They want to our bonus,” said Rice. “As a an infielder, said that and it has shown.

Men’s cross-country succeeds in the classroom


Several of the men on

Georgia College’s cross-
country team qualified for
the All-Academic team this
“Often in athletics,
people put more emphasis
on the sport rather than
academics,” said GC cross-
country coach Steven Cary.
“Student first, athletics
The academic
team recognizes the
accomplishments of
student-athletes both in
the classroom and on the
course. To be eligible, the
athlete must receive at least Courtesy of GC Communications
a 3.30 GPA, participate in Daniel Sexton (left), Jim Galvin (center) and Brian Skoglind (right) set the pace in at the PBC Championship.
50 percent or more of the
team’s events and complete those given blocks of time a week. is constantly reminding us to practice multiple times a you won’t get that team
one full academic year at to do my work so I can do Coach Cary emphasized what our end goal is,” said day. He feels it is extremely bonding experience you
their current college. social stuff too.” how important it is to GC runner Jim Galvin. “His important to spend time really need,” Galvin said.
“I spend every breathing T h e m e n ’s t e a m him that his runners push focus is on succeeding not with his teammates so they “I’d say I am as close with
second doing work when practices twice a day, two themselves in school only on the course, but in could push each other to the freshman as I am with
I’m not practicing,” said hours each morning, one as hard as they push the classroom as well.” reach their end goal as a the seniors.”
physics major and All- hour every afternoon and themselves each meet. Galvin is taking 15 team. GC runner Brian
Academic qualifier Daniel are required to work out “Our coach pushes us hours as a political science “If you don’t spend time Skoglind is double majoring
Sexton. “I have to dedicate with weights at least twice pretty hard in workouts and major while also managing with every person, then in physics and math while
also maintaining a 3.9
grade point average.
“I’d say my athletics
don’t necessarily conflict
with academics,” Skoglind
said. “After running each
morning, I’m more focused
on the second half of the
The team is given a
regimented time schedule
that allows them to get their
work done before they have
to practice again later that
The men spend several
hours together each day,
not only in workouts
and practice, but simply
enjoying each other’s
“It helps we are similar
people with similar
interests,” Skoglind said.
“We get along like most
families do, we make fun
and joke around with each
other, but it always works
out in the end.”

Volleyball partners with Side-Out Foundation

The Side-Out Foundation works with teams across the country to raise awareness for breast cancer.

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Bobcat volleyball players huddle up for a timeout durng their Oct. 26 game against Augusta State University.

research. Side-Out to spread the word tournament, making cards know that we’re working for something bigger than
Jennifer Rick Dunetz, who about the cancer to athletic for patients or even become hard and other people have themselves.
Jacobs saw firsthand the effects forums. had to work harder to beat “Most of the girls have
an ambassador.
@gcsunade of breast cancer on his “It’s really awesome to cancer,” said sophomore had some sort of interaction

In support of Breast
loved ones, created the know you’re playing for a “It’s really Taylor Svehla, a middle with breast cancer and

Cancer Awareness month,

foundation. Dunetz purpose, and to raise money awesome to blocker. “It’s win or lose it’s really neat for them
the Bobcat volleyball team
coached volleyball at West for this awareness,” said know you’re for us, but it’s life or death to be able to give back,”
partnered with the Side-Out
Springfield High School freshman Nicole Cohen, playing for a for them, and it’s sad.” Krumdieck said.
Foundation in their latest but resigned suddenly. an outside hitter. purpose.” Georgia College The women’s volleyball
win over Augusta on Oct. His volleyball team came Side-out is sponsoring a Volleyball paired up with team sold t-shirts and
26. together to try to rally clinical trial that will look Nicole Cohen, Side-Out and raised just started their own funding
The Side-Out Dunetz’s spirit but he was at the effects of treatments Freshman about $2,200. Volleyball page to help raise money
Foundation pairs with still experiencing what his on individual patients, Outside Hitter head coach Gretchen for their event. To get more
volleyball teams all over mother was going through. which is known as targeted Krumdieck said that the information, volunteer, host
the country to help bring His mother passed away in therapy. People from all women playing a game an event and even donate,
awareness of the science August 2010, and after her over can get involved, from “[It] adds another like this in October shows people can go to side-out.
behind breast cancer passing, Dunetz created hosting a rally to hosting a element to the game to that they are willing to play org to learn more.


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November 10-15, 2016 Mary Kate Conner, A&E Editor

GC Theatre
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The premiere of the Georgia College actors are rehearsing for three hours a day, the basic interior of the family’s home, intimate setting of the Black Box Theatre,
production of “Stick Fly” was Nov. 9 at 8 memorizing lines and completing multiple Grissom said the amount of detail that the audience feels as if they are in the
p.m. in the Black Box Theatre and will run exercises led by Holder to enhance their goes into making a home look lived-in house with the family and experiencing
Nov. 9 – 13 and 18 – 20. acting skills. Actors place spoons in their and authentic takes an immense amount of the emotions onstage.
“Stick Fly” originally premiered on mouths while reciting lines in order to detail. Each piece of silverware and dish is “When I first read the script, I thought
Broadway in 2012. Director Iona Holder practice articulating words, as well as being strategically placed to make the set kitchen that we were exactly the same,” said
said it is a play that makes the audience subjected to the challenging task of having look more realistic, while bookshelves Colwell of his character. “But as I’ve
think, laugh and cry while touching on music blasted in their ears during a group must be filled with family memorabilia. studied [Kent] and read the script more,
tough issues such as racism and classism. dialogue to improve concentration abilities The authenticity of the set matches the I’ve realized there are a lot of ways we
Holder said she could not be more excited and script retention. authenticity of the script, which many of
are different. At first it was a challenge for
for the opening night of one of her favorite With all the preparation that go into a the actors in the show said intrigued them.
me not to just be myself, but to stretch and
shows yet. production such as Stick Fly, it’s nearly “Once I read [the script], I loved it,”
to be someone else. Now that I’ve found
“I think this play is incredibly well impossible to have the show run smoothly said GC senior and theatre major Jeremy
those differences it’s a lot easier to do that.”
written, and the actors have worked so hard without set direction from the stage Colwell. “I just kept reading it over the
to bring this to life, that it means everything manager, Joanna Grissom, a senior and summer and then the audition rolled For anyone looking for a mentally
to me right now,” said Holder. “I’m so theatre major at Georgia College. around, I got the callback and now I’m instigating and engaging show, Holden
excited to share it because it’s beautiful.” “I have to make sure everyone’s on here.” said “Stick Fly” is just that.
“Stick Fly” focuses on a girl who meets time and make sure that all the production Colwell stars as one of the major “This play is really good as just sort
her fiancés family for the first time and the elements get together on time, so that characters in the show, Kent LeVay, the of touching on these ideas that can lead to
craziness that ensues. While the show has the director can worry about the creative youngest son of the LeVay family, who these incredible conversations once you
moments of laughter for the audience, it aspects of the show,” said Grissom. is bringing his fiancé home for the first leave the theater and start mulling over
still manages to combine humor with tough “My job is to be totally responsible for time. The disconnect between Kent and “what would I do” or “how does that affect
social issues. everything.” his father proves to be a major source of me” and that’s the real power of the show.”
In the final days leading up to the show, While the set is designed to look like tension throughout the play, and due to the said Holden. “It’s really sticky.”

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Festival at Flannery’s
Bluegrass Festival brings community together at Andalusia Farm
yet, so this festival is a great nice piece of property. I
Klinkmueller chance for them to come love coming here, it’s so
@gcsunade have some fun and explore peaceful,” Dolan said. “The
Andalusia Farm, the the property.” Bluegrass Festival always
home of Georgia College’s Abbey Lee, a recent has great music and things
most famous alumnus graduate of GC, now works for the grandkids to do,
Flannery O’Connor, held at Andalusia as a Visitor so we try and come every
its 12th annual Bluegrass Services Manager. year.”
“People come out here Andrew Silver, of
Festival on Nov. 5.
and just get to sit on the the band Good Country
The Festival featured
lawn and listen to music and People, teaches O’Connor’s
music from Packway
enjoy the afternoon,” Lee literature at Mercer
Handle Band from
said. “I think this is a really University.
Athens, The Skilet Lickers
great community event, “One reason I gained
from Atlanta and Good
not just for Milledgeville
Country People from such an interest in her is I
but for the surrounding
Macon. In addition to read Flannery O’Connor as
areas and the country. We
music, the festival also a Northern Kid and fell in
have people who fly in
boasted a variety of food love with her humor and her
specifically for this and
and beverage vendors. darkness and light,” Silver
make Flannery pilgrimages
The main house was also said. “It’s wonderful seeing
to come see her home.”
opened for visitors to all these people celebrating
The festival also Ada Montgomery/Senior Photographer

explore O’Connor’s home her life and great American Local bands gather at Andalusia Farm for a night devoted to bluegrass
offered GC students and
and guided trail tours were music.” music. In addition to music, attendants toured the grounds and enjoyed
community members
offered. Bluegrass might not be activites and food from local vendors.
alike a chance to learn
Daniel Wilkinson, who the most popular genre
more about O’Connor’s
works at Andalusia’s Visitor of music for some, but to
upbringing. GC freshman
Services and helped host Michael Paynter of the
Ruby Zimmerman, who
the event, noted that this Packway Handle Band,
attended the festival, had
event always receives the bluegrass has always
yet to visit the farm.
biggest local turnout. This played a key role in his life.
“It’s really beautiful
was his third time hosting “It’s something that
here, the house is
the event, and Wilkinson I grew up with. It has
gorgeous,” Zimmerman
recalled that for the past said. “We’re reading always been in my blood
two hours the festival saw Flannery O’Connor in my but I didn’t really pay
an upwards of 600 guests. English class so being here attention to it until I got a
This year was no different. and seeing where she grew little older,” Paynter said.
“It’s a great time for up is really cool.” “I love the vibes that the
people who have an Along with GC students, festival gives off. Already,
appreciation of the sound community members the people dancing and kids
of music that is similar to swarmed the property. John having a good time and
that of Flannery’s time,” Dolan, a member of the people of all ages watching
Wilkinson said. “We have Milledgeville community, some good bluegrass/folk
guests come from all over. attends the event almost music.”
There’s people who live every year. Andalusia Farm plans
here in Milledgeville and “I live just down the to hold the 13th annual
haven’t been to Andalusia street, and this sure is a Bluegrass Festival next fall.

Inner peace, the strength of women self-reflection.” like to see some “Drink and Draw”
and vaginas from the subconscious. Interestingly enough, her emotions events where local artists gather
No, this is not an episode of “Girls,” were not the only things depicted in in Milledgeville and create things
these are striking themes in Shelby her pen and ink works. According to together. She also would like to do
Spooner’s most recent series of art, Spooner, many people have seen her mission work with kids, or go on an
which can be found on the walls of face in the faces of those in her pieces, adventure.
Blackbird. as well as some vaginas. “It’s up in the air right now. I have
These themes were inspired by Spooner says while this was not like 700 things on my bucket list,”
Salamander Springs Farm, a self- intentional, she likes that there are said Spooner.
sustaining 50-acre piece of land about feminine undertones in her works. The number one thing on her
20 minutes outside of Milledgeville. Her message in the series was not
bucket list is to own a self-sustaining
Spooner, a junior and studio art major purposeful when she began, but
boat with lots of plants where she can
at Georgia College, worked there for when she completed the pieces,
draw and create things and be her own
about a month last summer and gained Spooner said that the message was
type of pirate. The second thing is to
a lot more than she had hoped. all about inner peace and the strength
be a chef and own a restaurant.
“I had a lot of downtime, so I of females.
“I’ve always dreamed of being
brought some pens and paper. It turned Regardless of theme, for Spooner
a chef. I’d love to have a restaurant
into something I never expected,” and her art, there is no clear beginning
Spooner said. or ending. on a farm with a vineyard thrown in
What she did not expect was to “I do them all at the same time. I’ll and maybe coffee and art and then
produce four pieces of art that put put like, ten minutes on each piece I’d incorporate some pirate things in
what she was going through at the of paper and then go back and add there, too,” said Spooner.
time on full display. the rest. It’s never like ‘I’m going to Shelby has a lot going on in that
“I was dealing with a lot of start this piece and then finish it and head of hers and is currently creating
personal things,” said Spooner. “The then move on to the next one.’ It’s a new series based on female beauty. Photo courtesy of
Liz Speelman
hardest time I’ve been through ended messy, but it’s definitely my system,” Between that and being a pirate chef,
up being reflected in those pieces. It Spooner said. it seems she has a full and happy life Aside from her passion for art, Spooner
was definitely a time for quiet and In the future, Spooner would ahead of her.. aspires to be a chef or full-time pirate.

Fraternity: William Hicks, Kappa functions as the recording secretary the Elizabeth Rihm Special Education
Alpha on the executive board. GC is proud Scholarship honoring a Delta Zeta
Georgia College’s Fraternity to have a bobcat like William Hicks who passed away.
brother of the week is William on campus. “It was a wonderful opportunity
Hicks. Will is member of the Epsilon Sorority: Anna Watkins, Delta Zeta not only planning such a fun and
Nu chapter of Kappa Alpha Order This week’s sorority member of
creative event, but also it was an
(KA) here at GC. Will, from Macon, the week is the Lambda Pi chapter
honor and reward to help the GC
GA, majors in Management with a of Delta Zeta, Anna Watkins.
community through raising money
rhetoric minor. Will is the Director Anna Watkins is a senior Business
for the scholarship,” Anna said.
of Operations for County Line, a Management major from Woodstock,
Anna was also proud to announce
benefit concert to raise money for GA. She has been involved in various
that this year’s Haunted House raised
the GC Shelter Buddies organization event planning positions during her
over $1,700. If you see Anna on
on campus. County Line was a huge time in Delta Zeta including serving
success this year, with over 1,600 as the Family Events chairmen and the campus, be sure to congratulate her

attendees and it has largely to do with Vice President of Philanthropy. A few on all her success as not only Delta

the hard work behind the scenes that weeks ago, she had the pleasure of Zeta’s VP of Philanthropy, but also
Compiled by Lauren Cryder Will put in. working with the gentlemen of Kappa for her outstanding commitment to
and Brannon Wilson the betterment of Georgia College’s
Aside from County Line, Will is Alpha Order in hosting the eighth
also very active in all KA chapter annual Haunted House benefitting sorority life.