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January 25-31, 2017 MT Marstellar, Editor-in-Chief

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of topics. The News section information about how to save Emily McClure .... News Editor
describes GC’s contest to find money in the New Year by Carson Gregors .... Asst. News Editor
the smartest dog in Milledgeville shopping at local consignment
and explains the changes in GC’s stores. This section also features Steven Walters .... Co-Sports Editor
online campus directory. This an overview of the upcoming
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section also details how Bike homecoming week and the theater
Walk Baldwin is promoting bike department’s 24 Hour plays. Mary Kate Conner .... A&E Editor
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baseball season. The section also Ada Montgomery .... Digital Media Editor
highlights the spring intramural
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Veronica Ryan’s nomination for
David Paulsson .... Copy Editor
the “So You Want to be a Coach”
program. Hannah Houston .... Designer

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Visiting scholar debuts smartest dog contest

“We hope to get volunteers that are in
Gioia high schools and middle schools since they
Brust don’t have the access to information like
that in classes,” said Mercado.
Eduardo Mercado III, Georgia College’s Ken Procter, dean of the College
spring 2017 Martha Daniel Newell of Arts and Sciences, is looking forward to
visiting scholar, has brought his expertise this competition.
in animal brains to GC’s psychology “Oh I’m very excited,” Procter said.
department. While teaching a class on “One of the debates is how much should
mammalian minds and holding community scientists write for the public. Then there
presentations about his research field, are these amazing scientists who can make
Mercado plans to hold a competition to their scholarships public.”
find Milledgeville’s smartest dog. Procter also hopes the contest will bring
“It’s the same contest you might test awareness to this research area.
kids for: how well they can remember “It’s a way of bringing this whole field
things,” said Mercado. of animal cognition to the public,” said
The contest will incorporate various Procter.
tests, such as the classic maze test that will Each year, a new Newell visiting scholar
measure the dogs’ cognition levels. The for Georgia College is selected through a Gioia Brust/ Staff Photographer
contest will be open to any breed of dog, rigorous selection process from applicants Eduardo Mercado III is GC’s spring 2017 Newell visiting scholar.
including mixed-breed canines. from around the country.
“Most tests are not designed to pick out “Every one of our scholars has been residencies. Last year’s visiting scholar, Milledgeville’s smartest dog and hopes to
the best dog, mostly what is wrong with in a different department,” said Procter. Michael Charles Tobias, provided public announce the contest date soon.
them,” said Mercado. “Everyone has brought something that we presentations and lectures and produced Devin Crandall, a junior at GC, said he
He hopes to bring awareness to dogs’ didn’t have before.” a film with the help of Georgia College likes the idea of Mercado’s contest.
and other animals’ cognitive abilities and Students and local residents can take students campus-wide. “I would love to put my dog in the
spread his findings to students in the local advantage of the many presentations and Mercado is currently looking for competition,” said Crandall. “Oh, I know
high schools and middle schools. classes these scholars offer during their volunteers to help with his search for my pupper is the heckin’ smartest.”

New nonprofit promotes bike safety in Baldwin Co.

Glover is especially dedicated to this In order to spread bike safety to GC, Dedicated to working with the youth
Kellie cause because a car hit one of his friends Glover and Lidstone turned to Archbold, of Baldwin County, Archbold has created
@gcsunade who was riding his bike at the time. His the president of GC’s triathlon club. “bike rodeos” with local kids, educating
friend survived, but the incident shed light “Biking is great for your health. It gets them about bikes and bike safety.
A new nonprofit organization called
on the need for increased bike safety. you up and going,” said Sam Archbold, Bike Walk Baldwin encourages students
Bike Walk Baldwin has formed from the
Jim Lidstone, director for health and public health major and junior. “So you to bike or walk to class instead of driving
former Bicycling Club of Milledgeville.
social issues at Georgia College and vice-
The new organization advocates for can use it to go the grocery store; you can due to the challenges of finding parking
president of Bike Walk Baldwin, is also
pedestrians’ and bicyclists’ safety. use it to bike to work.” near campus.
passionate about this cause. His main goal
The nonprofit started as a social bike
is to have bicycle and pedestrian safety
club full of people who were drawn
education increase across Baldwin County.
together by their love of bike-riding, but
“We established Bike Walk Baldwin
the club members began to feel as if they
to be that advocacy organization to do
had a greater purpose.
the heavy lifting in terms of policy and
“Towards the end of 2016, we really infrastructure changes that are needed
picked up steam and started moving to make it safer for people to ride,” said
forward,” said Tom Glover, president of Lidstone.
Bike Walk Baldwin. One change is a bike share program
The club members noticed that safety starting on Georgia College’s campus
for bikers was not as strong as they thought within the next year, meaning that there
it should be, so they decided to make a will be more bike racks installed on campus
difference. They started doing advocacy and even on-campus shuttles for riders’
work such as placing “Share the Road” convenience.
signs around Milledgeville, but there was Additionally, GC staff will be painting
only so much they could do at the time sharrows on roads and creating separate
because Bike Walk Baldwin was not yet a bike lanes so that the Bobcats can ride more Kellie Murphy/ Staff Photographer
registered nonprofit. safely. Sam Archbold is the president of GC’s triathlon club.

Safety concerns from GC faculty and staff

prompt changes to online campus directory
and then a private version only name, campus box and phone When a faculty or staff numbers, are not available though
Carson accessible to people with a Unify number. member is selected, his or her the imported sources other than
@gcsunade login.” “One of the trends that office number and fax number are the previous directory, DeFoor
To accommodate the request has happened in some higher included in addition to the public and Rickman encourage faculty
T h e G e o rg i a C o l l e g e
from the administration for education institutions is information. and staff to enter this information
Department of Information
additional security for the stalking or disgruntled spouses The data input process also into the new system to make it
Technology launched a new
information in the directory, two or disgruntled people,” said received modifications with the accessible.
version of GC’s online campus
versions of the directory were DeFoor. “We wanted to make new system through the use of
directory at the start of the Though the directory provides
created, said Jamie DeFoor, sure that we’re not giving more records from the ADP and VOIP
spring 2017 semester, limiting information for students about
director of system administration. information than is appropriate phone systems, said Rickman.
information made available to their professors, not all use it.
The version available to the to the public because we want to “With the older directory,
the public in response to growing Mary Mason Beale, a psychology
public must be accessed through protect our people, but we want to people were not able to edit their
security concerns. major and senior, explained that
a search for a faculty or staff communicate effectively as well.” own information, and University
“We had a request to implement member’s name or email. Once Georgia College affiliates Communications was responsible she finds a simple Google search
some security features that locked the search is completed, only the are granted access to more for editing all of the records,” said to be a quicker way to find her
down the directory,” said Kelly title, phone number and email details about faculty and staff Rickman. “But now we have an professors’ information.
Rickman, senior web developer. address are listed. when logged in through a Unify import process that will pull info “I go to Google and type in the
“When we implemented that, we A department list can also be account. An authenticated login from these sources we know are name of the professor plus GCSU,
got some feedback that it would found under the public domain; delivers a comprehensive list of reliable.” and then it will bring up a link,”
be better to go another route and however, the only available GC faculty and staff, providing a As certain information, such said Beale. “I’ll click on it, and
have a publicly accessible version information is the department search bar to narrow the results. as preferred titles and office boom, there it is.”

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Times Talk attendees examine fake news

news story.
William “I love Times Talk because it’s civil
Anderson discussion, conversation and dialogue
@gcsunade about important topics in a setting that’s
controlled,” said Caroline Olesen, a
Fake news, a trending topic in large
junior and English and rhetoric major.
part because of the recent presidential
“Fake news is incredible important to talk
election, was the focus of the first Times about because it’s such a big part of our
Talk of the semester on Jan. 18, hosted everyday.”
by Pate McMichael, professor of mass After a quick overview of the articles,
communication. the forum began with students, faculty and
“I think the number one reason why staff participating in a free-form debate
college students should be concerned about discussing the source of fake news and its
fake news is simply because they are just effects on people through channels such as
now learning how to differentiate credible Facebook and Twitter. Other topics such
versus non-credible information of sources,” as generation gaps, education levels and
said McMichael. political alignment sparked interests within
“It makes journalism much more the group dialogue.
dangerous as a profession simply because “I felt that there was a lot of interesting
we have already seen that the president-elect dialogue, specifically about people’s
will try to lump credible journalists in with experience with fake news,” said Shawn
propaganda people.” Fahey, a junior and political science Ashley Cooper/ Staff Photographer
Students from various departments, major. “Sensationalism has been around Andrew Robinson, Hannah Leavitt, and Garrett Potts listen to comments.
ranging from rhetoric to political science, forever, but I think it is important as
came to learn and discuss this phenomenon, informed members of the Georgia College
which many media analysts believe had community that we use the things we
a major effect on the results of the 2016 learned in the university to separate fact
presidential election. Two New York Times from fiction.”
articles were handed out before the event, Times Talks are held every Wednesday
describing the identifying signs of a fake at noon on the second floor of the library.

Ashley Cooper/ Staff Photographer

Caroline Olesen explains her opinion on the debate.

Ashley Cooper/ Staff Photographer

McMichael warns about the effect that fake news can have on elections.

Date: Dec. 1, 2016

Case: Two GC students were sent to Student
Judicial for the possession of marijuana. Officer
Braumuller found the two students in a car parked in
the Centennial Center parking lot at 12 a.m. When he
approached the car, the two men admitted to having
just smoked marijuana and handed over the remaining
stem and a glass smoking device. Additionally, they
gave the officer a full bottle of wine and Vyvanse pills,
which were given to him by a friend. The friend was
also sent to Student Judicial.

Date: Dec. 6, 2016 Date: Dec. 9, 2016

Case: A traffic stop was initiated by Officer Powell Case: Two women were arrested by Officers
when his radar unit displayed that a car was going Warren and Officer Braumuller when they were
50mph in a 25mph zone. When the traffic stop was found after a on the side of Wilkinson St. The two
conducted, the officer smelled the odor or marijuana women had been in an argument that progressed into
coming from the car. The driver stated he did not have a physical altercation. The officers smelled the odor
his license with him, so he gave the officer his name of alcohol coming from the women’s breath. One
and birthday. When dispatch ran the driver’s info, the woman registered a BrAC of .259 and the other a .127.
picture sent to the officer did not match the driver. The women were arrested on the charges of public
The driver admitted to giving the officer a false name drunkenness and were transported to the Milledgeville
and birthday because he had outstanding warrants in Police Department for detention and processing.
Baldwin County. Officer Powell placed the man under

Date: Dec. 10, 2016 Date: Dec. 10, 2016

Case: While on patrol, Officer Powell found a man Case: A man was verbally warned for public
walking down the street carrying an orange traffic drunkenness and criminal damage to property of
cone. Officer Powell made contact with the man in Exchange Bank. Officer Powell noticed the man
front of the post office. The man consented to a breath kicking a sign in front of the bank while on patrol. The
test and registered a .133 BrAC. After stating he was officer approached the man, who admitted to having
20 years old, the officer issued the man a citation for consumed alcohol earlier that evening. Consenting
the underage position of alcohol. The traffic cone was to a breath test, the man registered a BrAC of .095.
left in front of the post office. The man stated he was a GC student, but it was later
discovered that he was not. The case is closed unless
Exchange Bank chooses to file charges.

*Obtained from Georgia College Public Safety*


Date: Dec. 15, 2016

Case: A GC community advisor received a tip
that a student was using the spare room in her dorm
as a location to contain trash. When the community
advisor went to investigate, she found trash piled
in the spare room. Taking pictures, the community
advisor documented the damages and found multiple
alcohol bottles. The resident also opened the fridge
and cabinets, giving them to the community advisor,
stating that they belonged to the other roommate. Both
residents were sent to housing judicial for liquor law

Date: Dec. 15, 2016 Date: Dec. 22, 2016

Case: A traffic stop led to the report of both a stolen tag and Case: Several GC officers responded to a call
a missing person. Officer Powell pulled the vehicle over for concerning the theft of committed by three GC
going 45 mph in a 25 mph zone. A paper tag was attached to custodial employees. It was reported that they
the vehicle and after conducting a search of the car, Officer allegedly stole custodial supplies from the Wellness
Powell found a Rockdale County tag in the truck. The driver Recreation Center. The custodians were caught on
and passenger admitted to not knowing where the tag came video camera removing supplies from a closet, valuing
from, and the passenger claimed owner of the vehicle, saying at approximately $70. The three were approached by
it had been a gift from her stepfather. When the tag was run, the officers after getting off their shifts. One custodian
Officer Powell learned it was registered as stolen. The officer confessed to the actions caught on tape, and all three
also ran the passenger’s name through dispatch and learned that were arrested on the charge of theft by taking. The
she was a missing person from Powder Springs. As the woman three employees are on administrative leave while an
was not yet 18-years-old, Powder Springs Police Department internal investigation is pending.
asked for her whereabouts and contact information.

Date: Dec. 30, 2016 Date: Jan. 8, 2017

Case: A GC student was issued a citation for Case: Officer Powell responded to a home on N.
underage possession of alcohol and sent to the student Clarke St. to assist Milledgeville Police Department
judicial. The student was noticed by two officers as he with a man who fell and hit his head. The man,
wandered unsteadily through a GC parking lot to his unresponsive, was recognized by Officer Powell,
car. After he entered the car and cranked it, the officers for the officer had dealt with the intoxicated man on
approached the vehicle. Officer Woodall said the man previous occasions. While waiting for the EMS to
smelled of alcohol and when asked, he consented to arrive, the officer found a round grinder in plain view
a breath test, registering a BrAC of .190. The student on a table with a small amount of marijuana in it. EMS
thanked the officers for preventing him from driving. arrived and transported the man to Oconee Regional
The officers escorted him to his GC residency. Medical Hospital. The man was later released, and his
case will be referred to Student Judicial.

*Obtained from Georgia College Public Safety*

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The Bobcats are set to begin the 2017 season under a completely new coaching staff. Their first series is from Feb. 3-5 against Ohio Valley.

Baseball team prepares for season opener

Under the new 2016 with a record of 33-17. throughout his career. Coach Baseball’s NCAA Division adjustment.
leadership of coach Eller comes into the Eller previously held a II poll. “Everyone was so friendly
Ben Lord Jason Eller, the Bobcats program after 15 straight position as head coach at He commented that the and I became instantly filled
Steven Walters look to complete their years with a USG institution Augusta University, where in-conference transition with Bobcat pride,” said
@AWeekinBaseball 24th straight winning and has coached at he led the Jaguars to a No. from Augusta’s baseball Eller. “The facility and
season after finishing numerous baseball programs 24 ranking in the Collegiate program to GC was an easy program here is incredible
and I’m excited with what we
are going to do, and that is to
play the game of baseball.”
Joining Eller on the
coaching staff are Nolan
Belcher, Jake Sandlin and
Kent Rollins, all of whom
have recent experience in
college baseball. Belcher
pitched for the University
of South Carolina, where
he was a part of the
Gamecocks’ back-to-back
National Championship
teams. Sandlin, played three
seasons for the Bobcats
before transferring to the
University of Southern
Mississippi. Rollins joins
the Bobcats after playing for
Auburn University, Middle
Georgia State College and
Georgia Southern University.
“We’re going to be good
this year,” said Rollins. “We
also have some incoming
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Baseball story Although the offense allow the Bobcats to give

Continued from page 8... will play a large part in the their opponents a variety of
2017 season, the pitching matchups.
freshman that adds to the
staff seems to be a talking In addition to running
point this year. a successful baseball
The new coaching
“Our pitching staff is program, one of Coach
staff inherits a roster that
looking complete,” said Eller’s main focuses is
includes 23 returning
players, including Brandon to not only improve on
Purcell, a catcher and “Our pitch- the field, but also in the
redshirt junior. Last year, ing staff is classroom. His team
requires players to perform
Purcell ranked first on the looking com-
well with their grades while
Bobcats in stolen bases
plete.” advancing the baseball
(31), second in OBP (.461),
third in batting average skills they need to win.
Brandon Purcell, “We’ve got smart kids
(.349) and sixth in home Junior
runs (7). on this team,” said Eller.
Purcell is a key “They each work hard
component of an offense Purcell. “The team has a to earn GPAs above 3.0,
that has been a strength of lot of depth.” and our players this year
the team during their last Leading the pitching have the best academic
few seasons. Among Peach rotation is senior starter performance in this school’s
Belt Conference ranks in Charlie Hecht, who posted baseball program ever.”
2016, the Bobcats ranked a 7-3 record with a 4.95 Georgia College’s
first in stolen bases (108), ERA in 14 starts in 2016. baseball team will be
third in batting average Behind Hecht are pitchers hosting Ohio Valley’s Ada Montgomery/ Senior Photographer

(.332) and fourth in home Trevor Guthrie, Bradley Fighting Scots at home Brandon Purcell tracks and waits on a pitch in a scrimmage against East
runs (75). Spinner and Logan Howard from Feb. 3-5.
Georgia State on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017.

Spring into a new season of intramurals

place indoors at the Wellness Recreation employees in their department alone. With
Center, the bowling games would have the growing number of teams, referees will
taken place at the local bowling alley in be able to assist in more sports and offer
town. more flexibility.
“Because it’s the first time being “Good sportsmanship is always
offered, the number of teams is low, but appreciated,” said Welch.
it’s expected,” said Drew Bruton, assistant Both students and referees are looking
director of Rec Sports. forward to friendly competition.
On the other hand, basketball remains “Georgia College has a really good
the most popular intramural sport, with recreational sport system where we have a
50 teams already registered. Students variety of sports and it’s very competitive,”
show love for the sport by participating in said Colin Kouters, sophomore and
basketball every season. accounting major. “I’m looking forward
“I am looking forward to basketball the to meeting new people and making new
most,” said Jackson Welch, sophomore and friends.”
Photo courtesy of GC RecSports
marketing major. “My favorite thing about However, not all the competition takes
Intramural athletes pose for a picture after winning championship. intramurals is the people. Being a ref and place while participating.
a participant, I love meeting all the staff, “More crazy things happen while
bowling this semester. However, due to a even when I’m not playing.” working than actually playing,” said Laura
Huang lack of interest, the bowling league was Due to intramural basketball’s Boswell, junior and public health major.
@gcsunade canceled. popularity, more stats are being recorded Boswell is a referee and an avid
The spring season of intramurals already
“We were all a little disappointed. We this year, such as rebounds and assists. participant in intramurals, having
has 111 teams participating in basketball,
all enjoy bowling and it would have been “It allows the game to look more participated in every GC intramural sport.
dodgeball, indoor soccer, inner-tube water a fun, somewhat competitive way to hang participation-friendly for people to go back “Intramurals always come first to me,”
polo and volleyball. out,” said Brooks Britt, freshman and and check their stats,” said Bruton. said Boswell. “I’ve cried over how much
For the first time ever, Rec Sports business undecided major. Rec Sports plans to hire 10 new referees I love rec sports. It’s just for fun and it’s
offered students a chance to participate in Unlike the rest of the games that take for the season, resulting in a total of 95 nothing intimidating.”

Veronica Ryan chosen for coaching program

Photo courtesy of GC Athletics

Veronica Ryan focuses intentently against Tuskegee on Nov. 30. Ryan’s 0.9 steals per game currently ranks third on the Bobcats.

is returning for her second The WBCA selects Smith thinks she’s a somehow she manages to The program is part
Fletcher season as a point guard for female collegiate very driven and focused distinguish herself even of the WBCA convention
@gcsunade the women’s basketball basketball players who are individual on and off the from people who have where the candidates will
Senior Veronica Ryan team at Georgia College. interested in pursuing a court. made their lives about the participate in workshops
was chosen by the Women’s Her dedication and passion career coaching women’s “I think coaching is in game.” and networking activities to
Basketball Coaches for the game not only basketball. The program her DNA with her father Ryan has had to spend
strengthen their skill sets,
Association (WBCA) for being a coach, she has multiple seasons courtside
stands out to the WBCA, will be held March 29-31 giving them a competitive
been around the game of watching the game instead
their “So You Want to be but also to her teammates in Dallas, Texas. edge in their searches for
basketball and the game of of playing due to injuries,
a Coach” program. Ryan and coaches. Head coach Maurice coaching positions.
professional coaching for but she has not let that
Ryan is looking forward
a while,” Smith said. “She hinder her determination.
to this program challenging
has a really good basketball “She’s not the most
IQ, she understands the athletic person on the court her and the places it could

game well and she often due to some injuries in her possibly take her.

sees things from a coaching career but she definitely “ I t ’s all about
perspective as a player makes up for it with networking, so it’s all about
which is a rare quality to leadership and being vocal getting me outside of my
have.” about what she sees and box because I am pretty
Ryan’s knowledge and her IQ for the game,” said introverted so this will
understanding of the game Thomas. help me to get to talking to
isn’t the only thing that sets Her hindered movement people,” said Ryan.
her apart. and the pain from her
After graduation, Ryan
“Her love and passion injury have forced her to
hopes to land a coaching
for the game is like no approach the game more
position as a result of this
other I’ve ever seen,” from a mental standpoint.
said teammate Christina That transition is when her
“As her teammate and
Thomas. “Often times interest in coaching peaked.
friend, I look forward to
you’re surrounded by “I’ve had different
college athletes, we all majors and thought I would seeing what Veronica in

love the game so you don’t do something like physical a head coaching position

see that one person stand therapy but nothing gets me looks like,” said Thomas.
Photo courtesy of GC Athletics out because we all have pumped and excited like “That’s going to be
Ryan dribbles down the court past Tuskegee defenders. that passion and drive, but basketball,” said Ryan. exciting.”

Youthful Bobcats learning from veterans


The Georgia College

men’s basketball team
began this season with a
16-man roster consisting
of nine freshmen. Even
with such a young team, the
Bobcats are still above .500
with a 9-7 record. The team
has a 3-4 record within the
conference; however, they
are looking to improve as
the season continues and
the young team gains more
experience on the collegiate
Transitioning from last
Ada Montgomery/ Senior Photographer
year’s lineup, comprised
Kohl Roberts, a freshman, drives up the middle for a layup. Roberts is averaging 8.1 points per game and 5.6 rebounds per game.
of predominantly
upperclassmen, the team DeBowles, a redshirt successful streak to the the three, but inconsistent Peach Belt Conference. It playing college basketball
has had to adjust to a freshman. high pressure and intensity 3-point shooting has been takes more than just the so I get the younger
younger roster after the The young bobcat team shown consistently on the a major factor in the small two seniors on the team
graduation of four seniors. guys more acclimated to
was unable to pull off a defensive side of the ball, deficit losses against UNC to provide leadership,
However, redshirt junior win in the Conference as well as rebounding as a Pembroke and Augusta. and Gainous is looking competing at this level,”
Mark McCorkle and senior Carolinas/Peach Belt team. The defense has been “Our defense and for more of the younger said Mitchell-LaFlam.
Kelvin Nwanze have taken Conference Challenge, an the biggest strength of the rebounding have been there players to step up and
Wi t h 12 more
on leadership roles on the annual tournament held team, currently ranking 6th for the most part, it’s just take on leadership roles
court and in the locker conference games
to kick off the basketball in the nation in opponent’s our offensive efficiency,” as the season progresses.
room. season. After an 0-2 start, field goal percentage. said Gainous. “We’ve just Desmond Mitchell-LaFlam, remaining this season,
“Mark has done a coach Mark Gainous One of the areas the team really struggled making a redshirt junior, has used the GC men’s basketball
great job as a senior and rallied his young team can improve on is shooting shots as a team.” his experience to lead his
team will continue to gain
encourages us to do better together and managed to more accurately from the Gainous mentioned how teammates.
and come to practice pull off five consecutive perimeter. The team is crucial team leadership is “I try to lead by example experience and build more
prepared,” said Garrick wins. He credited the shooting well from inside in order to compete in the since it’s my fourth year cohesiveness as a team.

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Local thrift shops provide assortment of items
guitar and struck a deal that saved him $450. “People can bring in their clothes, shoes, purses and
Strang “I bought a guitar that sells new for $1100 for $650,” jewelry and we will give them store credit to shop for new
@gcsunade said Skinner. “Things don’t go to waste and people can items,” said Stanley. “You don’t have to wait for the items
One New Year’s resolution popular on college campuses make money off of something they are done with rather to sell. It’s like shopping for free.”
is spending less money. Whether it’s trying to put that extra than just throwing it away.” While Downtown Abby is in the business of resale
cash away for grad school, saving for a fun trip for spring Additional money savers are all around Milledgeville. clothing, Upcycle specializes in refurbishing and has been

break or simply putting away cash for a rainy day, saving Students looking for a bargain can go as close as downtown making old into new since 2014.
to one of the consignment stores located there. “What we try to tell the students is if they go on
comes in many forms.
Downtown Abby store owner Gina Stanley recently Pinterest and see anything they want made we will make
Luckily, in Milledgeville there are plenty of ways
opened up shop in October after seeing a need among it and it generally ends up being much cheaper than if
to actually keep this New Year’s resolution. One of the
college students for a resale clothing store. With knowledge they went and bought something at the store,” said Peeler.
inventive ways Bobcats save a little extra cash is through
that saving money is in the forefront of most students’ While do-it-yourself projects tend to get pricey, stores
the Facebook group Bobcat Exchange, in which Georgia
minds, Stanley offers low prices for new clothing with tags. like Upcycle make an effort to give students one-of-a-kind
College students can post items for sale they no longer “You can save some money, you can make a great projects for less.
use. This can include anything from textbooks to clothing wardrobe,” said Stanley. “We always have something The Milledgeville community offers many creative
to finding someone to take over an apartment lease. on sale.” ways to save. Many opportunities often go overlooked,
Jeff Skinner, junior marketing and business management Stanley also offers store credit in exchange for clothes but in the New Year business owners and even Bobcats
major, used the Facebook community in search of a new customers bring in. themselves are inventing ways to cut down expenses.

Pierce Maugans/ Staff Photographer

Consignment clothing, jewelry, housewares and various odds and ends can all be found on South Wayne Street at Downtown Abby and UpCycle.

Writers, directors and actors collaborate for 24 hours to create six original plays
Mary Kate
Every spring semester, a group of daring creatives
from the GC community gather for the ultimate time-
crunch challenge: The 24-Hour Play Festival. This year,
on Saturday, Jan. 21, your lowly A&E editor ventured in
to see what it was all about.
The first hour commenced at 8 p.m. Friday night. All
the writers, directors and actors gathered in the dimly-lit
Max Noah Recital Hall for a flurry of introductions. Each
director and actor brought one prop and one costume piece,
which were piled into laundry baskets for writers’ reference
and collective use. Among these were a Harvard Dad hat,
a faux fur vest, an 1812 Monet piece, a pirated copy of
The Revenant, a furby and a dead kale plant.
After instructions for the next day, the directors and
actors went home and the writers wrote from 9 p.m. to
6 a.m. the next morning. Several of the writers were
English MFA students, though some brave undergrads
Monica Klinkmueller/ Staff Photographer
were up for the challenge. Mallory Sage, a senior and mass speed-dating game show, a sitcom-style exploration of petty The 24 Hour Play Festival culmintaed Saturday
communication major with passion for screenwriting, said arguments, a fratty murder saga with a hilarious plot twist night with a performance that featured six new
she had no idea what to expect going in, but that it was an and the drama of a time-traveling barber, among others. original plays.
exciting process. When the show ended, I caught up with some cast
“It took a long time, and few people, myself included, members and directors who were gassed but exhilarated.
ended up starting over a few hours in because it just wasn’t Actress Dana Brigance, a sophomore and double major
working out,” said Sage. “I just thought, ‘I have all these in rhetoric and creative writing, said she loved working
people counting on me, so it’s gonna get done.’” on such a tight deadline, even with eventual crash at the
At 7 a.m. the directors met in the Black Box theater to end of the day.
review the fresh scripts. An hour later, the actors arrived “I feel it in the back of my head right now because
to find out casting, have a quick breakfast and promptly I’ve been running on just caffeine,” said Brigance of her
begin rehearsals. post-show exhaustion. But it was well worth it. “I love
At about 1:30, nearly halfway through a full day of the adrenaline. I was with an amazing group. My cast
rehearsals, preparation for the night’s show was briefly was a powerhouse.”
halted by sirens and phone calls from Campus Safety, Director Clay Garland, a senior and theater major, said
signaling a tornado warning in Baldwin County. The casts that the crunched time during the day was stressful and
crammed together in the upper lobby of the Black Box and sometimes uncertain, but that the end result was always
many said they used the down time to mumble lines to each worth it.
other while waiting for the storm to pass. “There’s the worry that I didn’t give them the tools they
Around 4 p.m., with just under four hours left for needed to make this thing successful but then it always
rehearsal, I checked in on the fearless casts. ends up great, even things you thought you didn’t fix
“We have a more serious scene than everybody else so become fixed,” said Garland. “It’s extremely rewarding
it’s a little more challenging, it takes a little bit more, but and very surprising every time.”
they’re doing a great job. They’ll be ready,” said director If you are interested in getting involved with other
Mary Moccia, a senior and theater major. low-key theater events like this later this semester, keep
Ready or not, the show began promptly at 8 p.m. Six an eye out for Directing II Scenes auditions in the next
ten-minute plays were featured that included a light-hearted few weeks.

Q: What was
your New Year’s
resolution and Corey smith with
how soon do you Muscadine bloodline
intend on breaking
Compiled by Dallas Fletcher

feb. 4, 2017.
Doors open at 7 pm.
show starts at 8 pm.


“My New Year’s resolution is to IN MACON
“Um, I guess it was to become closer to God and I have
be more on track with skipped church two Sundays in a
homework and I’ve broken it row so I haven’t really broken it but Papadosio
already...I’m behind.” I’m not following it very hard.” with raw Gems
- Sullivan Hogan, sophomore - Nicole Humphries, freshman and
and pre-nursing major biology major

feb. 16, 2017

doors open at 7 pm.
show starts at 8 pm.
“I want to read more books and keep $20 in advance.
exercising every day. So far I go running $25 at door.
everyday but reading is kinda hard for me
so I may not reach my resolution in that
sense but I still will try very hard to do it.”

- Summer Xia, English major and foreign

exchange student

Homecoming events are out of this world

Maddy DEGY Entertainment. DEGY is a company that travels for this year’s lineup,” said Claudia Connors, junior and
Stone all around the world hosting different university events. exercise science major.
The event will include a professional DJ, lots of paint and The weekend culminates on Saturday, Feb. 18, with
Georgia College works hard promoting events to
tarps to cover the walls and floors for optimal paint fun. GC’s biggest tailgate, Tent City, followed by the GC
increase student involvement on and off campus. The
On Thursday, Feb. 16, inflatable laser tag will be offered basketball teams playing the Clayton State Lakers on
Office of Student Involvement and the Campus Activities
in the Centennial Center. There will be an assortment of Saturday afternoon.
Board continuously host events that allow Georgia College
inflatables to jump around while playing laser tag. Homecoming is an exciting event for students because
students to come together.
“They had inflatable laser tag during homecoming week it allows everyone to come together.
Spring semester is a very busy time of year as some
a few years ago, and it was my favorite part,” said Bailey “Since we do not have a football team, I have always
of GC’s largest events take place in the spring, especially
Kostensky, junior and accounting major. “I cannot wait really enjoyed homecoming,” said Chaney Schumacher,
homecoming. This year, homecoming week begins on
to play it again this year.” senior and double major in Marketing and Business
Monday, Feb. 13, with the theme “Bobcat Nation: Center
Friday and Saturday kick off the weekend with the most Management. “It brings everyone together as a community
of the Universe.” popular homecoming events. The annual homecoming and allows us to celebrate the wonderful university we
“We worked really hard to come up with a theme that concert is hosted on Friday, Feb. 17. Students are excited attend.”
everyone will enjoy, so we are super excited about it,” about this year’s lineup, which includes Hoodie Allen, X Tickets are currently available through OrgSync and
said Ryan Price, junior and mass communication major. Ambassadors and Family and Friends. in the CAB Offices in Magnolia. Students can purchase
The week will start out on Wednesday, Feb. 15, with “Hoodie Allen is one of my all-time favorites but I concert tickets for $5. GC Faculty can purchase tickets for
a massive paint party in Magnolia Ballroom hosted by have never seen him in concert, so I am super pumped $10 and general admission for non-GC personal is $25.