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November 16-29, 2016 MT Marstellar, Editor-in-Chief

About This Issue...

This issue covers a variety back in Milledgeville this season. The A&E section opening.
of topics. The News section holiday season and an article highlights two GC students Join us next semester on
covers the largly unnoticed covering the Jammin’ for laying down the rules of drag, Monday nights for pitch at
Black Lives Matter protest Julia fundraiser. The Sports overviews Mary Helen Higgs 6:30 in The Colonnade office,
that took place at the GC section overviews Bobcat in the final installment of Art- located in MSU.
fountain on main camous, Madness, and previews the to-Art Talks and showcases
articles regarding how to give upcoming cheer-leading the senior art student gallery

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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
Mary Kate Conner .... A&E Editor
Emily Hinely .... Asst. A&E Editor
Caroline Galphin .... PR Manager
Ada Montgomery .... Digital Media Editor
Kailyn Mikulsky .... Ad Sales Manager
Hannah Houston .... Designer
Christina Smith .... Faculty Advisor

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November 16-29, 2016 Emily McClure, News Editor

The student protest that flew under the radar

Photo Courtesy of Sam Jones

The silent protestors spoke only with the messages on the signs they held and by playing clips from a speech by Martin Luther King Jr.
students who organized the Veronica Womack, director of and fellow protest coordinator protest, said that the conversation
Zaria protest in the hope of shedding Institutional Equity and Diversity, Fidelis Folifac, presented a about BLM and police brutality
@gcsunade light on this controversial subject. said that although she had heard a different perspective of how low are affecting GC students of
Kevin Ojiagbaje, a freshman, few details about the protest, she advertisement may have also been color, and she felt the protest was
A silent protest held by a
seemed caught off guard when felt that in order for the protest to a strategy for the protest. necessary to make others more
group of black GC students at the
asked about the protest. He said garner more attention on campus, “I think the lack of aware of how students of color
A&S water fountain last month
he had not heard about a silent more advertising would have been advertisement gave the protest an are feeling and where they stand.
on Oct. 18 to stand in solidarity
protest taking place and that needed. element of surprise, and I feel like “That way, not only would
with the Black Lives Matter
he has heard no conversation “I suggest that for future it was meant to be seen by those they see our concerns laid out
movement (BLM) on the subject
amongst his fellow students about events like this, the organizers who saw it,” Folifac said. “Also, before them, but maybe they’d
of police brutality has received
such an event. really utilize their resources like you don’t want to push [people] ask themselves, ‘How can I
little media coverage and next
“I feel like more of the campus Frontpage, SGA and the Greek too hard, too quickly.” help?’” Thomas said.
to no acknowledgement by GC media should cover things like this organizations on campus to spread Folifac said that he felt the Other students were shocked
students. that concern the black community the word so that more people can conversation about the protest to learn they did not know that a
Although the protest was because we’re so small here,” witness their event and maybe was not supposed to last, but BLM protest had taken place on
captured on video and was a part Ojiagbaje said. “When they don’t even participate,” Womack said. was rather supposed to raise campus and said they hope that
of GC 360’s Nov. 5 episode, there document or pay attention to stuff While the lack of advertisement expectations for future events, GC will implement a campus-
has not been much discussion that concerns us, it feels like appears to be the main reason such as Tunnel of Oppression. wide discussion of pivotal issues
on campus about the protest, they’re undermining the black why the protest received little Hannah Thomas, a senior like police brutality sooner rather
diminishing the hopes of the community here.” recognition, freshman student and the initial coordinator of the than later.

Milly gives back this A sluggish week at the

holiday season Georgia College SGA
to SGA when she returns. discussion coming up, it’s
Wray Food Pantry, a BRAVEheart has set up JD Aladesuyi then titled ‘where do we go
Benjamin Milledgeville-based donation boxes in the Arts Davern
@gcsunade continued to Davis’ report, from here?’” said Senator
Monckton organization known for and Sciences building, the
@gcsunade in which he apologized for Smith. “I think this would
providing discounted Health & Sciences building, On Friday, in honor of
groceries to families, Atkinson Hall, Herty Hall his absence from the senate be a good thing because
Thanksgiving is fast the elections, SGA held
approaching, and many seniors and others in and Russell Library. meeting, but explained like a lot of people are
the community who “The drive that its senate meeting in the that he is currently at the
students are looking confused, and we’re all a
forward to setting their have difficulty affording Braveheart is doing is a presidential conference Chamber of Commerce little frazzled, so I think
schoolwork aside for a nutritious food. The great opportunity to help room in Parks Hall. with his mentor from the it would be really good to
few days to celebrate canned food drive is a way victims of sexual violence However, the meeting was GEM program. come together, and rather
before finals begin. While for students and members in Georgia,” said Hannah
concluded in a record 20 In his statement,
some have already begun of the Milledgeville Plumb, BraveHeart than having a debate, more
community to provide a member. “You never minutes. Davis thanked his fellow
to fantasize about tables of a discussion.”
loaded with delectable Thanksgiving meal to those realize how much we take With an astonishing senators for their hard
The forum will be held
Thanksgiving food, many less fortunate. for granted things like half of its staff missing, work throughout the week
Stacked is encouraging feminine products until we on Nov. 16 at 7:30 pm at
people across the nation including the majority of and encouraged them to
will not be spending their customers to donate as don’t have access to them the Depot. The forum will
the executives, SGA had continue to attend SGA-
Thanksgiving the same many cans as possible by anymore, which is why open with topics designed
implementing a reward the benefits of the drive is little to report. Secretary sponsored events.
way, including members by various professors on
of the local community. system. crucial to victims in need.” Gabby Aladesuyi stepped Throughout the week,
“We really hope that The organization is campus, where they will
However, GC in for both President each committee had met
students and the rest the drive brings together accepting all toiletries, Ahrens and Vice President go into more depth about
and made progress on their
of the Milledgeville customers and students to toilet paper, paper towels what will happen in those
Davis, reporting their long-term goals. Academic
community have numerous help those less fortunate and children friendly areas in the future. There
absences. Affairs moved closer to
opportunities available to in our area,” said event books. All donations will
“President Ahrens says, will be time for question
benefit those in need this planner Taylor Ussery. be sent to Crisis Line. abolishing the midterm
“Every four cans that are Sophomore Kaylee ‘I’m bummed that I’m satisfactory/unsatisfactory and answer at the end of
holiday season.
For example, Stacked brought in will earn a punch Warfield is a GC student missing senate when we grading system, Student the event.
Sandwiches and More is on the Stacked punched who said she actively have it in the president’s Senator Smith explained
Emergency is still holding
currently hosting their card that when completely searches out donation why she wanted to hold the
conference room,” trivia nights and the budget
“Give Back with Stacked” filled out earns a free meal.” drives during the holidays.
Aladesuyi read from a is up to date as always. event.
canned food drive. Stacked’s canned food “Seeing the happiness
Customers are encouraged drive will begin on Nov. 14 and joy you bring to people, statement from Ahrens. However, this week’s “I hate to see a campus
to bring in as many canned and end on Nov. 19. that’s what makes the Ahrens wrote that big event mentioned this being torn apart,” Smith
food items as possible In addition to Stacked’s holiday season so special,” she is currently at the week will be an open forum said. “I think a lot of people
throughout the duration of drive to provide a she said. are caught off guard, and
Student Advisory Council on the presidential election,
the drive. Thanksgiving meal, More information about
BRAVEheart will also these events can be found fall conference, and she headed by Senator Smith of I’d like to see a room of
The canned food
donations are going be hosting a feminine on each organization’s promised to give a full Civic Engagement. people come together and
to benefit the Chard products drive on campus. Facebook page. report on the conference “We have a panel move forward.”

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Jammin’ for Julia honors GC student’s legacy

Mccollum, Phi Mu sister. “It is auditorium. Julia’s parents were Aside from Phi Mu, Julia end, she never failed to try and
Lizzy great that the proceeds all go to among the audience members. participated in organizations on brighten everyone’s day,” said
Kidney Julia’s scholarship, because it is “Jammin’ for Julia is a campus such as Young Life and Mccollum. “She had a way with
@gcsunade all about raising money to help beautiful expression of how the Student Ambassador program.
people that just made you feel
someone be relieved of financial Julia lived her life at GCSU,” After her passing, her family
Three years ago, Georgia comfortable and safe, and through
stress.” said Kurt Tarter, Julia’s father. began the Julia Tarter scholarship
College Student and member of Phi Mu and events like Jammin’
Many people attend the event “Dancing, laughing, inviting and foundation to help continue her
the Phi Mu sorority, Julia Tarter, for Julia, she continues to make
because it is light-hearted and fun collaborating with her fellow legacy here on campus.
passed away in a car accident.
for both Greek-life organizations students brought Julia pure joy.” “Julia’s legacy will never an impact.”
To honor her memory and help
raise money for the Julia Tarter as well as other groups on campus.
Foundation, a scholarship “Where else are you going
foundation formed by Julia’s to find boys in tights singing to
parents in her honor, the Phi Mu High School Musical?” Caroline
sorority began holding a musical Mccollum said.
event called “Jammin’ for Julia.” Maggie Coleman said she has
The event is a lip syncing enjoyed participating in Jammin’
competition, in which groups For Julia with Alpha Omicron Pi
can sign up and perform songs the last two years.
of their choosing. This year, “Jammin’ for Julia is just a fun
Jammin’ for Julia was held in way to be silly and light-hearted
Russell Auditorium, and all of with your friends,” Coleman said.
the proceeds raised went to the “I was a dancer in the past, and
Julia Tarter Foundation. this gave me an opportunity to do
“The event has been held in what I love while helping raise
Centennial in the past, and now money for a good cause.”
having it in Russell made it feel This year’s event brought Mary Kate Connor/ Staff Photographer
more official,” said Caroline a large turn-out with a packed Many campus fraternities and sororities participate in the lip-syncing competition.

A GC student’s guide to safety on campus

GC also has over 60 emergency avoiding being absorbed in using their
Lexi call boxes placed around campus that phones and trying to find a friend to
Garofalo give users instant communication with accompany them.
@gcsunade the GC public safety team. These “I definitely keep my head up and
boxes are accessible to anyone who eyes peeled at night when I’m walking
While Georgia College’s Public
feels like they are in an uneasy or to and from my car or house, because
Safety Department works extremely
dangerous situation. you never know who or what is going
hard to keep everyone protected
When the red button on the safety to be lurking around the corner,” said
around campus, students have
box is pressed, a blue flashing light Stevie Seay, senior. “I would rather be
numerous other resources available will flicker and help will be on the
for every day safety, such as the Rave safe than sorry.”
way. Students can also sign up to take
Guardian app, emergency call boxes, Many students also use the Student
safety classes and SNAP. self-defense or rape prevention classes
Night Auxiliary Patrol, also known as
Rave Guardian is an app that offered year-round by GC Public
SNAP, to be safely escorted around
allows users to create safety profiles Safety. These classes give students the
that share their real-time locations knowledge and skills to help prevent
Students can use the GC official
with friends and family, known as crime and sexual assault.
app to call for a SNAP officer to pick
each user’s “guardians.” Users can set “Public Safety relies on the
them up at any location on campus.
a timer when going to an unfamiliar community as much as the community
This golf cart service operates from
location and if the timer runs out and 8 p.m. until midnight Sunday through relies on Public Safety,” said Baker.
has not been deactivated, the user’s Wednesday and from 8 p.m. until 3 “To foster this relationship, we invite
guardians will be notified immediately a.m. Thursday through Saturday. our students to get to know our
and can send help to their exact “I worry about walking home officers.”
location. at night since all of these clown For more information on ways to
“It’s like having a virtual safety sightings,” said Taylor Bell, senior. stay safe around campus, students can
escort,” said Michael Baker, GC “Using SNAP, I know I’m going to get visit
Public Safety sergeant of emergency from point A to point B in one piece.” “Always be alert and aware of
management. “Rave Guardian also Students who do choose to walk your surroundings,” said GC Public
allows users to place panic calls to alone during late hours can enhance Safety Capt. Raynard Tuft. “I strongly
9-1-1 or Public Safety and even send their personal safety by always suggest utilizing every tool Georgia
Rave Guardian users can create safety profiles. anonymous tips.” being aware of their surroundings, College has to offer.”

GA Gives Day expected to raise over $25,000

items to raffle off throughout the event. The on Georgia Gives Day can visit the Humanity chapter, a student organization
Marlee team also developed social media tactics to Milledgeville Habitat for Humanity here on campus.
Thomas spread the word beforehand and promote Facebook page and click on the link to give, “Georgia Gives Day has my full
@gcsunade awareness. or visit the Georgia Gives Day website at support,” said Steven Ledbetter, senior
The funds raised through this year’s music major and Habitat for Humanity
Georgia Gives Day is a 24-hour give-a- Georgia Gives Day will primarily be used Students who are interested in becoming volunteer. “It’s a way we present
thon centered on bringing awareness and for the building of a new house for a local more involved with Habitat for Humanity ourselves and create relationships with
appreciation to non-profit organizations Milledgeville family. are encouraged to join GC’s Habitat for the community.”
through monetary donations. The event, Georgia Gives Day is based entirely
sponsored by Habitat for Humanity, is online through the Georgia Gives Day
state-wide and will take place on Nov. 17. website. Therefore, the GC strategic team
The motivation behind Georgia Gives has been utilizing social media, boosting
Day stems from Habitat for Humanity’s the Facebook event page and printing fliers
dedication to eliminating substandard to get the word out.
housing. “Anyone who wants to support can
“I believe strongly charity begins at give,” said Taylor Roeck, senior mass
home,” said Murali Thirumal, Milledgeville communication major and account
Habitat for Humanity executive director. executive. “We appreciate any amount.”
“It’s important that we realize what needs Habitat for Humanity encourages
to be done at home before flying off to students and community members to share
exotic lands.” the event on social media to get involved.
Last year, Milledgeville’s Habitat for During specific time frames called
Humanity raised $25,000 on Georgia Gives “Power Hours,” donors have the
Day. Hoping to surpass that amount this opportunity to win various prizes donated
year, Thirumal has partnered with Mass by local businesses.
Communication seniors Katelyn Akins, “We have a Christmas tree we’re
Hannah Houston and Taylor Roeck to giving away, some gift baskets, gift cards
develop a multi-level strategic campaign. and we’re also doing a competition with Marlee Thomas/ Contributing Photographer

The students are working with Habitat the Greek organizations to see who can Thirumal works with the GC PR team to promote Georgia Gives Day.
for Humanity as a part of their senior donate the most,” said Katelyn Akins,
capstone class. In preparation for Georgia senior mass communication major and
Gives Day, their team has been in contact strategic coordinator .
with local businesses, who have donated Anyone who would like to donate

Editor’s Note: The “By day, By night” series

of profiles on students and their careers will
return to the Colonnade in January 2017. Specials

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*Obtained from Georgia College’s Public Safety Department*
Officer Hatcher arrived to the intramural fields Nov. 5 in response to a report of a
stolen 12-pack of Dr. Pepper. When she made contact with the GC student, he stated
that around 1 p.m. he noticed three individuals snooping around a tent he set up in
the parking lot for the game. When he and his friends approached the individuals, the
suspects jumped into a vehicle and drove off. The GC student pursued the vehicle and
snapped a picture of the license plate, which he gave to Officer Hatcher. When the
plate number was run, Officer Hatcher was able to get the contact information of the
owner. Officer Hatcher soon learned that the suspect was a student at GMC, and his
truck was found in GMC’s parking lot. Inside his truck were the Dr. Peppers reported
stolen. After contacting GMC’s police department, Officer Hatcher was able to make
contact with and arrest the suspect for theft by taking.

Not a hotel?
*Obtained from Georgia College’s Public Safety Department*
A man was arrested in front of a GC residence hall on Oct. 29 at 1 a.m. Officer

Swimming fountain? Braumuller found the man sleeping in front of the residence hall’s main entrance.
When Officer Braumuller woke the man, he noticed the odor of alcohol coming from
his breath, his slurred speech and glassy-looking eyes. The man admitted to having
*Obtained from Georgia College’s Public Safety Department* consumed alcohol downtown earlier that evening and stated that he was not a GC
A student was sent to student judicial for swimming in the reflection student, was under 21 and was not from Milledgeville. The man said he had lost his
pool on Oct. 22. Officer Mason found the man while patrolling W. cell phone and was not able to contact anyone to find a place to spend the night. His
Greene St. The student was told to exit the pool and was advised that he breath test registered a BrAC .155. Officer Braumuller placed the individual under
would be referred to student judicial for his actions. arrest for the underage possession of alcohol and public drunkenness. The individual
was taken to the Milledgeville city jail.

*Obtained from Georgia College’s Public Safety Department*
On Oct. 20 at 2 a.m., Officer Braumuller was dispatched to a GC
residence hall when a CA called about an intoxicated resident. When
he arrived at the scene, the CA informed Officer Braumuller that the
student had just become responsive. The odor of alcohol lingered on the
student’s breath as he admitted to having consumed alcoholic beverages
previously downtown that evening. A citation was issued to the student
for the underage possession of alcohol.

In the cemetery
*Obtained from Georgia College’s Public Safety Department*
Officer Braumuller responded to a call concerning an intoxicated man at
Memorial Hill Cemetery. When he arrived at the cemetery at 2 a.m., he
found the man unresponsive on the ground. Officer Braumuller began to
conduct a sternum rub. The man began to move his arms but was unable
to speak. However, Officer Braumuller could smell alcohol on his
breath. When the EMS arrived, the man was able to speak, but he was
not coherent. He was transported to Oconee Regional Medical Center,
and his case will be referred to student judicial for public drunkenness.

Michael Campagna, Co-Sports Editor

November 16 - 29, 2016 Steven Walters, Co-Sports Editor

Bobcat Madness tips off men’s and women’s

basketball seasons
and players alike with the goal it showed a lot of students how year, but definitely more people The Thunder Crew
of getting people excited for the much fun we can make our GC stayed through the end and successfully gave over 300 hot
Slaten upcoming spring sports seasons. sporting events if there is more we had a much higher level of dogs and hamburgers as well as
@gcsunade The Thunder Crew also invited all participation.” 500 t-shirts and 300 koozies as
registered student organizations The main event took place in “There is an in- catalysts to get students to turn
School spirit, food and free
to come to the event and table to the Centennial Center following sane amount of out and generate excitement.
shirts brought GC students
the tailgate, which consisted of Thunder Crew “There is an insane amount
show support.
together this past Thursday
a dunk competition, a half court gear running
of Thunder Crew gear running
evening as they rallied around “I was impressed with all of
shot for a semester’s worth of free
around campus
the Centennial Center for the the participation. It was great to
books as well as SGA giving out
right now, so around campus right now, so it’s
annual Bobcat Madness season see students and their RSO’s take
a trophy to the loudest student
it’s a definite a definite success,” said Harkins.
kickoff event. The event was advantage of our new patio area success.” Unfortunately, the Thunder
group in attendance. Although no Crew will be on hiatus for the
hosted by the Thunder Crew outside of Centennial,” GC senior
real games were played, Bobcat
and was attended by students Courtney Lebeau said. “I think Breanna Harkins rest of the semester but has plans
Madness is still a very important
President of Thun- to come out strong this coming
event for all sports teams at GC, der Crew semester in support of GC
not just basketball.
athletics. GC students can expect
“Bobcat Madness is a way to
participation and engagement. more tailgates and giveaways at
kick off our season by getting the
That’s exactly what we were baseball, softball and basketball
student body involved. We just
going for,” said Thunder Crew games in 2017, courtesy of the
know how important the student
president Breanna Harkins. Crew.
body is to our athletics overall,”
said head women’s basketball
coach Maurice Smith. “We really
want to ignite something and keep
it going throughout the year.”
The task of ‘igniting’
something in terms of momentum
for the season eventually will
come down to how the teams do
in play; however, it will be aided
by the presence and dedication of
the Thunder Crew.
Ada Montgomery / Senior Photographer “I believe we had about to Ada Montgomery / Senior Photographer

Brice Booker executes a dunk in the dunk contest. same amount of people as last Bobcat fans show excitement for dunks and free t-shirts.

“Let Bug House

Protect Your House”

Cheerleading welcomes in 13 new members

of practice and maintains healthy nutrition
Marlee Murner described this year’s squad as
Thomas motivated and determined, and is excited
@gcsunade about the work ethic they have. “I can
already see the unity in this team and I
Georgia College’s cheerleading squad know they will be very successful this
is preparing to cheer on the Bobcats to year,” Murner said.
another successful season. Learning cheers, Keeping the team motivated is a task
stunts and game-day routines are just some taken on by the veterans.
of what has been taking place at practice “I really like to come in and try to
thus far. encourage people during practice and
Fans can expect to see several new faces make sure they’re staying positive,” said
this season as the squad has added 13 new Clay Ricks, a business marketing major
members. With only three cheerleaders and senior. “I try and be a good example
returning, the majority of practices while I’m there.”
have been centered around teaching The returners also play a role in holding
the newcomers as well as conditioning the squad accountable.
to ensure the squad is in shape for the “Making sure the team comes in and
upcoming season. is prepared to work and also making sure Photo courtesy of GC Athletics
Cheerleading squad excited for upcoming season.
“They have had to put a lot of work people are wearing the right outfit and
in inside and outside of practice,” coach are on track and doing what they need the squad will be taking on the role of will compete in March at the Peach Belt
Kirstie Murner said. “When having to be doing outside of practice is really Russians in Georgia College’s annual Conference and again in April at NCA
multiple new members, we have to work important,” said accounting major Kristin production of The Nutcracker. College Nationals.
on everything repetitively which can make Brannigan, a junior. Along with cheering on the men’s and “This year’s squad has a special bond,”
practice a little stressful.” The squad showed off their skills at women’s basketball teams, the squad is Ricks said. “I’m excited to see how this
The team runs, goes to the gym outside Bobcat Madness on Nov. 10. Additionally, also fired up to compete in the spring. They season plays out.

Baldassini named to All-PBC second team

with a lot of dedication. Giles every time she plays.” games and in training.” and to get it on my last go-around,
McKenna believes Sol is extremely Assistant coach Matt Seib Baldassini finished her season I think that’s the sweetest part. I
Jones deserving of being also highlighted the having played 20 games, mostly think it’s a testament to hard work
@gcsunade named to the All- dedication Baldassini as a starter, with three goals and and dedication and patience.”
PBC Second has for the sport four assists. This gives her a total Her legacy left at Georgia
Senior Sol Baldassini was
Team. o f s o c c e r. H e of eight goals and nine assists in College is also very important.
named to the All-Peach Belt
“When Sol described her as a her GC career, ranking 7th overall She is very centered around hard
Conference Second Team this
goes out on the great asset to their in Georgia College history. work and the genuine love for the
year in her final season for the
soccer field, attack on the field. “It means a lot, not just for sport.
Bobcats. Sol is a midfielder on the
women’s soccer team at Georgia you know she “I think it’s me but for Georgia College as “I want to be remembered for
College. She has shown a major is going to give big for her to a whole,” Baldassini said. “Its the hard work and for the love I
dedication to the sport throughout everything she kind of show her really cool to get more people have for the sport because it has
her four years on the team and has,” Giles said. contributions to the coming out there and have our been such a big part of my life,”
has earned the respect of her “She just has like so team over the span of name out there. And for me Baldassini said. “It’s hard coming
teammates and coaches. much passion for the four years,” Seib personally it means a lot because to grips with the fact that it’s over
Photow courtesy of
Teammate Alex Giles thinks game and she just loves GC Athletics said. “She is a very I have been working really hard and that I won’t be out on the field
that Sol is a really driven player soccer and you can really see that hard worker both in the past three years for this award, anymore.”


Women’s Basketball Women’s Cross Women’s Basketball Men’s Basketball
Georgia College vs. Country Georgia College vs. Georgia College at
Emmanuel NCAA Aub.-Montgomery Tuskegee
4 p.m. Championship 2 p.m. 4:30 p.m.
9:45 a.m.

Emily Hinely, Asst. A&E Editor

November 16-29w, 2016 Mary Kate Conner, A&E Editor

RULES OF DRAG Compiled by Miya Banks

Georgia College’s Department of Theatre and Dance is holding a drag show Nov. 17 at
Buffington’s in downtown Milledgeville. According to our experts anyone planning to attend should
expect to have a blast at the wild and entertaining performance. But even though it’s a time to let
loose and have fun, there is certain etiquette attendees need to be aware of. Two GC students who
live and breathe drag offered their advice for first-timers.

R-E-S-P-E-C-T the process
Attendees should expect to see performers lip-syncing and dancing in stylish
clothes, with gorgeous hair, wearing high heels and beautifully elaborate makeup.
Drag queens put hours of time and effort into their acts. “Their numbers are
meticulously worked on, and they practice a lot,” said Dana Brigance, who is a staff
member at the upcoming show.

Look, but don't touch

“Don’t initiate physical contact with the performers, they are there to perform”
said Brigance, discouraging attendees from interrupting the show. She added that,
“Sometimes they will initiate contact with you as part of the performance, and you
let them.” On a related note, don’t harass performers. Luke Travis, a GC student who
has performed in drag shows in Atlanta, said that “one of the main issues we run
into while performing or hosting is a lot of people think that just because we’re drag
queens and we’re maybe vulgar and eccentric, that it’s okay to touch us sexually.”
Their vulgarity is not an invitation to touch them - it’s part of their show.

Tip, but don't make 'em work for it

Photo courtesy of Luke Travis
Both Brigance and Travis agreed that tipping drag queens is very important
because that may be all the money they get from a show. “Don’t make them work for Katrina Prowess (above) is one of the drag
it. They’re already working for it,” said Brigance. queens who will make an appearance at the
If a drag queen doesn’t see you offering a tip immediately, don’t get discouraged. upcoming drag show hosted by GC’s Pride
“Trust me they see you holding out money. If they don’t get to you immediately, be
patient,” said Brigance.

Cheer, but check ya self

Boisterous cheering and clapping are commonplace at drag shows and are
encouraged. Attendees are watching a show that is meant to be fun and entertaining,

Friday Nov. 17 11pm-1am

so it’s fine to let loose and cheer as loudly as you like, as long as you aren’t yelling
offensive slurs. And remember, when drag queens are onstage, it’s proper to use
female pronouns even if, offstage, they identify as male.
Although it is acceptable to participate when a drag queen makes you part of their at Buffington's
performance, don’t include yourself unless the performer invites you to. “You’re not

Admission: $5 at the door,

the performer. People get really drunk at drag shows and think that’s their opportunity
to get up there and dance with her or by themselves,” said Brigance.

cash only, extra $2 for

Have an open mind
Travis encourages people to attend with open minds.“Drag is something to Drag Bingo from 9-11 p.m.

celebrate. It’s something creative, it’s not something you see everyday, revel in it,”
said Travis. Buy Tickets: The Pride
Brigance said something similar: “Even if you don’t enjoy the performance, clap,
cheer, go crazy. You’re not gonna get the experience you get at a drag show anywhere Alliance will be tabling and
else, it’s a very unique experience.” Travis himself doesn’t see his art form as having
any rules. “When I’m in drag, I don’t feel like a boy, I don’t feel like a girl, I feel selling tickets by the Make-
like this alien creature who gets to break all of earth’s rules. I think drag is the most
liberating freeing thing that you can ever do,” said Travis. A-Wish fountain this week.

Editor’s Note: As we near the end of the semester, so too choice,” said Higgs. “It’s kind of different, though, because
comes the end of the Art-to-Art Talks series. I am indebted I want to be a middle school youth pastor now. Coming
to the people who gave their time to share their stories into college I knew I wanted to do ministry through theater
with me. You all bear witness to how important the arts and it’s led me to this.”
are and will continue to be in our community. With these two passions working together, Higgs said
she is able to take what she learned in rhetoric classes
If you ever catch sight of a small redheaded woman about conflict resolution and active listening and apply
with a determined look in her eyes power-walking across that to stage managing in the theatre department. Those
campus, you’ve probably spotted Mary Helen Higgs. skills in turn have synced up in her work in ministry with
If she’s making her way to Russell Auditorium, that’s middle school girls. Mary Kate
definitely her. “In dealing with middle schoolers, you never know
Now in her senior year as a double major in theatre what you’re gonna get,” said Higgs. “Being able to listen
In her senior year, Higgs is finding her double
and rhetoric with two capstones on the horizon, Higgs to ‘Guess what, I can do 5 cartwheels in a row!’ as well major in theatre and rhetoric reaches farther
never really has time to stop. This week, Higgs began her as ‘My mom and dad are getting a divorce next weekend,’ offstage than she thought.
theatre capstone as stage manager for the Department of and knowing how to equally listen to both of those [has ministry,” said Higgs. “I think theatre can make the gospel
Theatre’s upcoming main-stage show, “American Idiot.” In been useful].” a lot more accessible.”
addition to that, she will make her directing debut for the Looking forward to an internship in middle school Higgs added that for someone who may not be religious,
show “Wedding Shower” at the Directing Scenes shows ministry this summer, Higgs said everything she has seeing a theatrical performance with the same message of
on Dec. 1 and 2. This free show is put on by students like learned from both majors will contribute to her future. love may be easier than going to church, but will still carry
Higgs in the Directing I class here at GC. Stage managing skills will help in the strategic planning the same effect. It is her passion for this that Higgs said
Higgs’ love of life on stage started when she was young. aspect, and her speaking and listening skills help her better keeps her motivated, especially now in the homestretch
She grew up dancing and acting with various groups care for the kids she comes in contact with. of her academic career.
around her hometown of Milledgeville. Now, she uses Most importantly, Higgs said she is most passionate “What keeps me in the game is knowing I can make
her passion for theatre for a unique purpose. about the depth of meaning that theatre can carry. a difference in the world using theatre,” said Higgs. “If
“Combining my love of theater and my desire to learn “Knowing that I can have that [emotional] impact on everyone does what they’re passionate about, the world
how to communicate and listen just seemed like the right people is one huge reason I want to combine theatre and could be a totally different place.”

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Seniors stand on
common ground
On Thursday, Nov. 10 from 5 to of the community to come together to talk about real-life
Tori Gleeson/Staff Photographer

because we felt it was representative of the commonality

Emily 7 p.m. Georgia College senior art issues. between each of our pieces,” said art major Logan Thomas,
Moses majors came together to display TeaYoun Kim-Kassor, assistant professor of art, proudly a senior. “Even though they are all significantly different,
@gcsunade it was collaboration between each art student to make this
their final pieces, which they called came to see her students’ final products and said she was
“Common Ground,” for other students, professors and delighted to see the outcome of the event. creation.”
The students were asked by their professors why they
family to see. “This is not my work, this is teamwork. More than
devoted so much of their time not only to the classes they
“I think art has the ability and the power to speak to so anything, I’m happy you survived my class,” joked Kim-
are required to take, but the work they do outside the class
many people, while also creating an opportunity for people Kassor as her seniors handed her a bouquet of flowers.
as well.
to have a dialog,” said art studio professor Valerie Aranda. Each of the seniors found that when they took “Art is something no one can take away from you,” said
After teaching students at Georgia College for the past something personal from their lives and incorporated it senior art major, Courtney Bath. “No matter what’s going
14 years, Professor Aranda found art has become a way for into their final pieces, it created a story. on in your life, it’s something you can create yourself.”
not only her students, but also faculty and other members “We decided to name this gallery ‘Common Ground’ Each individual realized there was something inside
them they needed to release and found the greatest way
to do that was through art.
“It started with an experience when first I started my
capstone,” said Bath. “I wanted a way to express my
anger, instead of shying away from what I was feeling,
I exaggerated those feelings and put that into my work.”
Most of the students have been drawing, painting and
discovering more about how they can incorporate art into
their everyday lives since before they can remember. Each
student took great pride in taking time to figure out how
they can create an impact on others within the community.
“Art is another tool of communication but it can be more
powerful than language because it’s visually provoking,”
Kim-Kassor said. “By having this visual, they can be brave
and more communicative to the community, and you can
see inside of their head.”
The first semester as a senior art major consists of
research and development where the students have a short
amount of time for high intensity work.
“I want to congratulate these brave students for putting
on this wonderful show,” department chair Bill Fisher said.
The art department has been putting on this show for
years, constantly recognizing the work and effort the
seniors have put into the past years at Georgia College.
“You must be present in your work and active in the
available resources,” Fisher said to the students. “Be
hungry to produce more and better creations, and I hope
we provided you all with enough real world experiences
outside this institution.”

Q: If you only had

one day left, how
would you spend
Compiled by Emily Hinely

“I’d do terrible things.

I don’t give a f*ck. I’d
“I’m a virgin so I’d have sex.
punch the 6’5” guy at the
Then I’d go home and be
gym who only does 80 lb
with my family.”
shoulder lifts.” - Catherine Maloney, freshman, English
“I’d spend it traveling. I’d go
- Franc Ferhati, freshman, computer major
as many places as I could.” science major
- Brandon Flynt, junior, computer

“I probably would spend it with my family,

like doing something fun outside…because
I wouldn’t have time to go anywhere super
- Christina Bignotti, senior, theatre

B N . C O M K S T O R E,
E D F R O M C E .