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Radford University’s Student-run Newspaper The Tartan | November 14, 2018

VOLUME CXXXIV NO. 10 · SINCE 1979 RUTARTAN.COM @RUTARTAN @RUTARTAN @THE_TARTAN
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Students
Awareness
of The
Tartan
on the
Radford
Campus
T
he poll was conducted on
Nov. 8 with three yearly
Radford Facebook groups
2019, 2021, and 2022.
The poll gained 198 votes which
include five different options: I’m
aware (I go on the website and read
the newspaper), I’m sort of aware (I
only read the newspaper), I’m sort
of aware (I only read the website),
I’m not really aware (I only see
what’s posted on Facebook and
other social media), and not aware
(what the heck is The Tartan).
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Editorial:
Editor-in-Chief
Dylan Lepore
dlepore1@radford.edu
Managing Editor
Ida Domingo
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Copy Editor
Shiza Manzoor
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News Editor
Ida Domingo
The Tea Editor
Jennifer Bennett
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Sports Editor
Davis Byrd
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Page Designer
Sam Aguero
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Staff Writers: Tristan Rines, Shiza
Manzoor, Cam Miranda, Hannah
Curran, Savannah Roberson, Morgan
Hutcheson, Denny Price, Nay-Quan
Bryan, Lucas Carr, Devin Stubbs, and
Dustin Staples (weather)
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Hailey Scherer
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Staff Photographers: Shiza Man-
zoor, Jordan Bennett, and Suzanne
Dorr
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Student Volunteers to Make A Change
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mong the many the purchases of vehicles to Q: Do members get paid?
important services describe our history, but these
provided by Radford moments have been pivotal A: “All of Radford University
University, RU-EMS (Emergency points in our strides towards EMS personnel are volunteers
Medical Services) is one with a improving patient care. The with a tremendous amount of
long history of college students better our vehicle is, the faster education and training obtained
wanting to make a change in we can respond, and the more on their own time and dollar.
their community. equipment we can carry with us We require our members to
The Tartan had a to prepare for those “worst case volunteer a minimum of 100
conversation with Troy scenario” calls.” hours a month, so it is evident
McAdams, FF/EMT-I (Firefighter that they are truly passionate
Emergency Medical Technician) Q: What is an EMT and about helping our community.”
and Captain of RU-EMS. how is this different from a
paramedic? Q: Is there a fee to be
(The Tartan) Q: How did treated by RU-EMS?
you guys get started? A: “EMTs and paramedics
provide two different levels of A: “All care and equipment
(McAdams) A: “Radford emergency medical services. rendered by RU EMS personnel
University EMS was founded by EMTs render basic life on the scene of an emergency
nursing students who wanted support with basic lifesaving is free of charge. Radford
to do something to help out procedures such as CPR, University allows an annual
the campus and surrounding C-spine stabilization, wound budget to maintain the agency.”
community. These students packing, and splinting and drug
answered calls for help on foot by administration such as naloxone, Q: How can students join?
listening to personally acquired albuterol, and oxygen.” and surrounding areas with free Virginia Beach, and we send
scanners and radios. With the “Similarly, paramedics A: “Students may join medical care, taught discount select members to training
help of Radford Community focus on airway, breathing, and RU-EMS by submitting an CPR classes, hosted Hands-Only events at the National Collegiate
Hospital EMS and the university, circulation-based treatments, application at any point in the CPR events, provided volunteer EMS Foundation Conference.”
Radford University EMS (RU- but they are advanced life year on our RU involved page. experiences for future medical
EMS) was born.” support providers that render RU-EMS administration reviews providers, assisted in teaching Q: What does the future of
“RU EMS, an accredited advanced medical and traumatic and responds to applications campus EMT classes, provided EMS look like?
and certified EMS agency by care with interventional once per semester. The process standby services for our campus
the Virginia Office of EMS – procedures, techniques and drug consists of submission of an sports teams, and so much A: “The future of not only
an extension of the Virginia administration.” application, an interview, and a more.” RU-EMS but also EMS all across
Department of Health - was federal background check.” “We do all of these activities the nation is actively evolving
officially founded in 1988. With Q: What type of training “After successfully to better our campus and to to better support a changing
RU EMS initially responding to do RU-EMS members have? completing this process, make sure our fellow students society and render the most
calls on foot, Donald Dedmon, applicants may be accepted as can learn more about the ever- competent medical and rescue
himself, decided to help the A: “Our [main] concern as probationary members – this is changing medical world!” care possible. We see ourselves
agency by donating his personal an agency is to develop highly where they start their extensive RU-EMS is also currently in expanding our impact by
EZ-Go golf cart.” competent providers to offer training to become a competent the application process for the becoming more involved in our
“Ten years later, RU- [the] community the best care medical care provider.” 2019 grant cycle. campus and city community.
EMS upgraded to a 1998 Ford possible. RU-EMS providers “Over the summer of 2018, We aspire to build upon these
Expedition, licensed as an come from all backgrounds. Q: What has RU-EMS done RU-EMS personnel attended a relationships to provide the
emergency first response Some of our members have never for the Radford Community specific mass casualty incident best patient and people care
vehicle. RU-EMS upgraded again been involved with emergency that will have a lasting impact (MCI) training to better prepare possible.”
to their current response vehicle services, while others are on the university? for the instance of an active
in 2011 with the purchase of carrying on their family legacy.” shooter. RU-EMS has a Mass Q: What more would you
a Chevy Tahoe, of which was “This being said, all of our A: “Impacting the Radford Casualty Plan, MCI equipment, like for RU students to know?
acquired by the Virginia Office members go through the same University community is at and MCI training so that our
of EMS with an RSAF 80/20 qualification training in order to the forefront of the RU-EMS members can be knowledgeable A: “For the RU student, the
grant.” meet our high standard of care.” mission. For the past 30 years about not only day-to-day understanding that although
“It may sound trivial using we have provided the university medical skills but also the RU-EMS personnel are students,
scenarios we we are certified and highly
hope will never trained medical providers
happen.” that wish to serve our Radford
“RU-EMS University Campus in the best
personnel way possible.”
also attend an “We are always looking for
array of other ways to become more involved
training events in our community. If you have
throughout the any interest in joining, taking
year. Some of a CPR class, or learning more
these events about emergency medicine in
consist of general, please reach out to us
Virginia Rescue on RU Involved or at our email,
College in radforduniversityems@radford.
Curiosity of RU-EMS Facebook

Blacksburg, VA edu.”
Association
of Volunteer
Rescue Squads’
B y I da D o m i n g o
idomingo1@radford.edu
Conference in
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Midterm 2018 Registration Problems
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rom all accounts, the with the precise and in their post office it changed it for my
midterm elections view complex requirements for voter registration too. I think
exceeded expectations for voter I.D. maybe they need to be clearer
the poll workers and residents Two of these potential about the rules.”
of Radford. The process seemed voters had been voting for Despite a few cases of
to go smoothly, with short lines years previously and didn’t confusion, the consensus
and efficient workers residents understand the change. One seemed to be that things were
seemed both happy and man who did not want to give well organized and people were By Bailey Speer
enthusiastic about the process. his name said, “I’m 98 years old well informed. bspeer1@radford.edu
According to the poll I’ve been voting here for years, Voters like Lucille Haggan
workers, the turn-out at 9:45 and now they say I can’t, some continued a long streak of
that morning was already well nonsense about a photo on my successful voting in Radford
beyond previous years morning ID.” and were very adamant that the
numbers. The voters ranged The man later returned process went well.
from local groups of college with his son after visiting the Haggan, now the age of
students to older residents who registrar and was able to vote. 92, says she has voted in every
have been voting for years. Another potential voter, election since she was 21- which
Despite the rain, many voters Mike Shelton, 23, was turned means her first election was the
showed up early and were easily away when his registered address Truman election of 1948. With
able to vote. However, there were required him to vote in Roanoke. nearly 20 presidential elections

Bailey Speer | The Tartan
at least three locals who were When asked about the confusion under her belt, she seems to
interviewed that were unable to he said, “I voted last time just have the expertise when she
vote due to I.D. confusion. These fine in Roanoke. I thought when says the voting process was easy
residents expressed frustration I changed my address with the for Radford area voters.

News in Brief
Thousand Oaks Deadly Massacre California Wildfires Cause 42 Confirm Deaths
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who was cleared by a mental- he California wildfire is Fire, which began shortly after winds were gusting up to 86
health specialist this year, had the deadliest and most the Camp Fire on Friday, The m.p.h.
no motive for the shooting. destructive in the state’s Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Butte County in Northern
Long operating a .45-caliber history. The Camp Fire and the Department reported two California’s “Camp Fire” got its
Glock handgun with an extended Woolsey fire have raised the people have died inside a name from Camp Creek Road,
magazine, approached the death toll to 42 people keeping stopped vehicle in Malibu and reported KXTV. Los Angeles and
bar and shot a security guard more than 8,000 firefighters 96,000 acres are charred with 35 Ventura counties in Southern
standing outside and headed in working day and night. percent of it contained west of California’s “Woolsey fire” was
and shot other employees first. The Camp Fire in Paradise, Los Angeles and parts of Malibu. named for Woolsey Canyon
Terrified patrons scrambled which started on Thursday, More than 430 structures Road, reported the Los Angeles
for cover as bullets flew around, Nov. 9, is only about 30 percent destroyed and threaten another Daily News.
the people in the bar were as contained and has burned 57,000. Firefighters are still
young as 18. 125,000 acres destroying 7,600 About 4,500 acres and 90 searching for more than 200
13 people have died, structures, most of which were percent of the Ventura County missing people.

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he Borderline Bar & Grill including the gunman and 18 homes. Hill Fire is contained, while in
in California is the site of injured, some were hurt trying While within the Woolsey San Diego County on Tuesday,
B y D yl a n L e p o r e
dlepore1@radford.edu
the 307th mass shooting to escape the bar.
in the U.S. in 2018 alone. Many Thousand Oaks

About 30 percent contained
A fun event of ‘country residents are shocked, according
college night and line-dancing’ to Niche, Thousand Oaks is
turned into a night of horror
when the gunman, Ian David
ranked #3 in the safest cities in
America, however now it is one
and has burned 125,000 acres
Long, entered the bar and of the many places affected by a destroying 7,600 structures,
started shooting around 11:20 mass shooting.
most of which were homes.
Courtesy of NASA

p.m. on Nov. 7.
Authorities said the gunman, B y I da D o m i n g o
a 28-year-old Marine veteran idomingo1@radford.edu

Marvel Legend Stan Lee Dies at 95
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tan Lee, a Marvel of the comic books are silly. That they imagination was only exceeded power and you always used it
American comic book just don’t get why people are so by the size of his heart.” responsibly, fostering billions
industry, dies at 95 due to a into them. Now I’m beginning “Hulk” actor Mark Ruffalo of dreamers who all know your
series of recent health problems to think they should be required said, “Sad, sad day. Rest In name — a name written in the
such as a bout of pneumonia and reading for our children. It Power, Uncle Stan. You have stars for all time. You were not
vision issues. may make us more loving and made the world a better place just the literary titan of comic
Lee’s daughter, J.C. Lee, told tolerant adults.” through the power of modern books, you were our modern day
TMZ that her father was rushed Disney chairman and CEO mythology and your love of Mark Twain. I will miss you all
to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Bob Iger said, “Stan Lee was as this messy business of being my days, my friend and hero.
Courtesy of Stan Lee’s Instagram

early on the morning of Monday, extraordinary as the characters human....” Excelsior forevermore.”
Nov. 12, and died in the hospital. he created. A superhero in Filmmaker Kevin Smith Excelsior, Stan Lee. (1922 -
Fans and friends of Lee shard his own right to Marvel fans stated on Instagram, “Thank 2018)
their thoughts: around the world, Stan had the you, Stan, for making me not
“Luke Cage” actor Mike power to inspire, to entertain only the boy I was but also the B y D yl a n L e p o r e
Colter sated, “Some people say and to connect. The scale of his man I am today. You had great dlepore1@radford.edu
Culture
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Arts and Entertainment in Radford

Five Low Budget Activities to Do This Break
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hanksgiving break is accessible.  Most of the hikes totally worth it. games; Bears v Lions at 12:30 Richmond, Virginia is another
a time for friends and range in difficulty and distance, If you aren’t the hiking type, p.m., followed by the Redskins hot spot, It is a lowkey scene
family to come together so it doesn’t matter if you are don’t worry, there are plenty of and Cowboys at 4:30 p.m., and filled with different types of
and give thanks for all we have, athletic or not, you will be able other activities for you to enjoy. the Falcons v Saints at 8:20 p.m. local crafts and quality food
but most college students think to complete it. Ice skating season is Get your snacks ready and cheer trucks.
of it as a time to rest. Hawksbill Mountain is a returning. Reston Town Center on your favorite team. Whether you are from a
This year, break stretches popular hike that is located in recently opened back up their ice Also, almost every small town or a big city, there
from Nov. 16 to Nov. 23. This the Shenandoah National Park.  skating rink.  It is located in the community does a 5k run on are plenty of fun things to do
means that most students get The total distance of this hike middle of a variety of restaurants Thanksgiving morning.  Even if this break.
an entire week to destress from is 2.9 miles and is known to be and shops so it’s a great way to you are not the running type, Don’t forget to lend a hand
homework and relax.  No e-mails fairly easy.  This mountain takes have dinner and enjoy different surround yourself with your with cooking the Thanksgiving
from professors, and no texts you up 4,049 feet high. types of entertainment. community and walk the 5k. It feast, wake up a little earlier to
from group projects, how nice. Fun fact, it is the highest For those of you who want is a great way to get to know enjoy the Macy’s Day Parade
Even though sleeping in or peak in the park. to stay indoors, there are several your neighbors while getting with your family or send a text
curling up with a book by the McAfee Knob is another NFL games being played the in a great workout before the to your friends and see if they
fireplace sounds like a good idea, popular hike that is located in week of break. Thanksgiving feast. want to grab a bite.  No matter
there are other ways to unwind the Roanoke Valley.  This hike On Nov. 18, there’s a total If you are 21 or older, check what you have planned for this
that do not involve spending is the most photographed site of 11 games being played.  They out your local vineyards or holiday season, remember why
loads of money. along the entire Appalachian will be shown on ESPN, CBS, Fox, breweries. The Winery at Bull we celebrate: To spread thanks.
One free activity that is Trail and its beautiful hike is 8.8 and NBC, Nov. 19, the Chiefs and Run located in Centreville,
fun for the entire family is miles long and 3,197 feet high.  the Rams are playing at 8:15 p.m. Virginia is a popular spot that
hiking.  Virginia offers tons of It is known to be a tougher hike, on ESPN, and on Thanksgiving won’t hurt your pocket. The Veil B y J o r da n T r e n t
hiking grounds that are easily but when you reach the top it is Day there will be a total of three Brewing Company located in jtrent18@radford.edu

Thriller
Night:
I am
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The King
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he festival was expected The first performance of rhythm. At that point, the best which included a dance. It enjoyed this performance.
to be a great production. the night kicked off with Low audience was asking for more. was really funny. More than one Some international students
Radford University Key, an all-boys Capella group There was even free pizza person in the audience wanted who came from Spain, France,
offered a great opportunity for composed of Radford students. and other yummy foods to to stand up and dance! Scotland and Germany say that it
enjoying a cold Saturday night They sang a few songs which choose from while you were Sweet dreams and Witchy was an unexpected and grateful
on Nov. 10 at the Thriller Night made everyone fall in love with watching the action. woman were some of their situation to be there. Everyone
Music and Arts Festival that was them; they showed so much Following was a note-worthy repertories, too. They ended was captivated by his moves.
held at Preston Hall. energy on stage. group and their support for with a cool version of One Day With the song, Heal The
The event was to take place I recommend listening to equality as it was composed by Matisyahu. World the whole audience was in
from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. yet, the their version of Medley by All by mix genders. They started After all of this, Michael silence, such an emotional song
audience was already getting time Low; they did a pretty good with the song Stevie Wonder Jackson reappeared on the stage. said one student. Right after,
bigger and bigger before the job. The audience, which we all Superstition, which was right on Everyone was amazed. It was an Thriller made an appearance,
show began. There was music know to be the best critique, pitch to make people aware of outstanding performance. He and the people stood up and
of maracas, drums and several gave them a big applause. the fantastic performance that gave the audience what they danced to MJ’s famous song.
musical instruments that made Next, there was a musical was coming. desired to hear. It was an excellent way to
people dance before the show trio which mixed classical With a fancy version of High The fans in the first row spend a Saturday night here at
even started. music so perfectly; it was an By The Beach by Lana Del Rey were even standing up to some Radford.
Two Radford cheerleaders excellent performance. After made everyone still, staring at songs to support the soloist.
made sure the wait was this, the Jazz combo culminated them, however, the performance Anyone who had heard of this
entertaining to the crowd. the performance with a good of Time Warp was one of the musical legend would have By Nerea Romero
rnerea@radford.edu
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The Irony of Black Friday
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correcting errors that appear in
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main number, 540 831-5474,
to make a correction to any s a study-abroad student, Yet, the next day erupts to feel happiness?
section. I find that each day here in materialistic chaos: Black Do not fall into the pitfalls of

Looking for
in the United States
brings out another puzzling
Friday. Here starts the Christmas
shopping season and the
over-consumption.
I am in no position to say how Merely hours
ago, these
aspect of American culture. helpless submission to those all- to celebrate this public holiday.
Tartan Archives? While I warmly embrace the too-alluring promotional sales. Brits are also susceptible to the

customers
differences in this nation, for I pose no opposition to going Black Friday epidemic.
Rediscover the history of the Tartan better or worse, the irony of out early and buying presents Thanksgiving is a beautiful
through exploring all the way back Black Friday will forever mystify for loved ones. I also accept day in the United States so don’t

had
to 1910, when it was initially called me. Moreover, I have even come that nobody is immune to a let Black Friday overshadow
the Grapurchat to when it was
to accept the South’s passion for bargain. However, is this day not it. This is an opportunity to
rebranded as the Tartan in 1979.

gathered to
biscuits and gravy. somewhat ironic? surround ourselves with loved
Go to rutartan.com and select the Even from being across As the clock strikes midnight, ones and be thankful for all
the pond, a significant stores open their floodgates that we have. While it may turn

recognize all
“More” tab to find those archives.
day in America’s calendar and watch as manic shoppers to a drunken feud over Trivial
Do old newspapers bore you? is Thanksgiving. To my spill into their aisles. Merely Pursuit or a heated dispute over

they have in
understanding, this is a day to hours ago, these customers had election results, try to avoid
Check out our new photo gallery rush home to loved ones and gathered to recognize all they transforming the dinner table
on Flicker by selecting the “photo”

life; now they
visit family and friends that have in life; now they can be into a board meeting for Black
tab to wander our photos taken
the year has cruelly left little seen battling on retail floors for Friday strategies.
by our exceptionally phenomenal
time for. With, of course, the what wish they had. Maybe steer clear of the sales

can be seen
photographers.
added incentive of mom’s turkey The idea of Black Friday is altogether, swap crowded malls
waiting across the state. incredibly contradictory to that for a quiet moment with the

battling on
I also acknowledge that of Thanksgiving. grandparents or that last slice
Thanksgiving is not all gravy- After one too many of pumpkin pie. Whatever you
trains and rainbows, as I have mouthfuls of turkey, the meat do this holiday, be sure to spend
entered into more than a few
discussions regarding the
sweats kick in and so does the
blissful feeling of contentment
time with family this season,
more so, than spending money. retail floors
for what
controversy of Thanksgiving and as we look around at those Note: Shopping online on
the reasons for its celebration. we cherish.  Where does that Cyber Monday is just as bad. Do

wish they
Despite its’ origins, and I will contentment go as Friday not try and wrangle out of this
leave that debate for the dinner dawns? Customers go into one.
table, I believe it’s agreeable hyper purchasing, forget family
to say Thanksgiving is a loving
holiday that most look forward
and friends, and have three
full shopping carts of inane B y M o r g a n H u tc h e s o n had.
to celebrating. products, is what we really need mhutcheson@radford.edu
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My Issues with E-Cigs
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s you walk to class seeming to get worse as time “vape clouds” as we are simply
or across campus at goes on. trying to get to our destination.
Radford, there are a few One of the most significant It’s also bothersome because It
things that you’re bound to see. issues I see with the increasingly seems that people are getting
One of these things is widespread use of e-cigs on closer to buildings and they
someone smoking—whether it’s campus is that while they do block the middle of walkways
a cigarette, a Juul, or an e-cig. not contain tobacco, they still while smoking, so walking
With this in mind, walking across contain nicotine, which makes through campus while breathing
campus also means walking them addictive. It may seem fresh air is becoming harder and
through a cloud of smoke from that the lack of tobacco makes harder to do.
one of these devices and having e-cigs a healthy alternative to Overall, I think that there
to inhale it in yourself. cigarettes, but they’re not. are many issues with e-cigs and
E-cigs, especially, are E-cigs still contain addictive other devices on campus. If we
becoming more and more properties that can make them take a step back and think about
common. Many people I know dangerous to use. it, it almost seems that there
either have one, want one or Another issue with the use are more problems than there
have smoked one, and it seems of e-cigs is that users often are benefits (if there are any
to currently be the “cool” thing put other substances which benefits at all).
to do. are much more harmful and I’m not saying e-cigs should
Recently, I see smokers not even allowed on campus in be banned, but I think it should
clustered together on sidewalks their devices, and the odor isn’t at least be an option to be
or in front of buildings more similar to traditional kinds of considered. Also, the U.S. Food
often. I usually have to go smoking, so it is often difficult and Drug Administration (FDA)
around these groups rather than to tell what a person is smoking. plans to ban the sale of flavored
walking straight through. As The design of e-cigs, while e-cigarettes, and Radford should
someone who has never smoked, attractive to many users, also be a part of that discussion as
walking through one of these means that they are ambiguous well.
clouds, smells bad, makes me enough to smoke various things

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cough, and can even make my without anyone else knowing.
clothes smell like the smoke. Lastly, as I mentioned
While it is currently allowed earlier, e-cigs are annoying and
on campus, there are several unappealing for non-smokers B y S ava n n a h R o b e rs o n
issues with e-cigs that are only who have to walk through the sroberson8@radford.edu

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throughout the game as they Standout forward Lydia lead. contest is scheduled to take
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amassed 32 points in the paint Rivers returned to the Dedmon Throughout the third period, place on Nov. 15th, 2018 inside
Then give Radford Univer-
to cap off the victory! Center for her third straight the Highlanders outplayed the Dedmon Center against East
sity’s Student-run Newspa-
Savannah Flegemacher season after appearing in all 33 the Bulldogs while the lead Tennessee State at 11 a.m. Join
per a shout and email the a redshirt junior totaled a games last season. continued to flourish. As the the Radford University Women’s
Editor-In-Chief! whopping 21 points in her Rivers, a main contributor third period concluded the basketball team as they look to
dlepore1@radford.edu Highlander debut. Along with in the team’s success accounted Highlanders had gained a continue their line of dominant
her ability to score, she had for 16 rebounds in addition to comfortable 45 to 31 lead that victories in anticipation of a
a memorable performance her twelve points and three the Bulldogs just could not keep memorable season.
Letters to the near the basket recording blocks. Rivers will cause a great up with.
an outstanding 21 rebounds. amount of havoc on the court The Highlanders would
Editor Flegemacher was simply three this year with her shot blocking. eventually accumulate leads to
rebounds shy of a school record According to RU athletics, Rivers as high as 33 before the game
We prefer letters that are fewer (24) that was set by Nan Millner was ranked 77 nationally in concluded. B y C h a d B ox l e y
than 200 words and take as on Feb. 17, 1981. shot blocking. Her remarkable Other vital additions in their cboxley@radford.edu
their starting point an article

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media. They must include the he Highlanders hit the back the lead going on a 23-0 Donald Hicks was able to The Radford Men’s
writer’s full name — for more ground running last run to end out the half. continue his big night, hitting basketball team will continue the
information and to send a Tuesday for the 2018-19 A crisp lead pass to Ed Polite back to back shots from deep tournament on the road as they
letter head over to season opener against Davis and Jr. and an assist back to Hicks to push the lead to 81-50 with a travel to South Bend, Indiana to
www.rutartan.com. Elkins to tip off the basketball was the starting point of the little under 10 minutes left in the face the Fighting Irish. They will
season. They seamlessly picked browbeating lead. Head Coach game. The Highlanders did not then face Duquesne and close
up where they left off last Mike Jones instituted the use of slow up as they were determined out the tourney against William
Meme of the Week season, finishing with a 30 point full-court pressure resulting in to not let the lead drop under 20 and Mary on the Nov. 20.
lead at the final buzzer. lights out defense and incredible points for the duration of the
Senior guard Caleb Tanner hustle plays by the Highlanders. second half.
(19 points/ 3 steals) and junior Nearing the 15-minute mark The final score came out to
guard Donald Hicks (18 points/
5 rebounds/ 4 assists) both
in the first half, a crazy scramble
for the ball ping-ponged the
91-57 as Radford closed the book
on D&E. They knocked down 18 Polite Jr. ended
knocked down six 3-pointers
to lead the way. Tanner was
pumpkin all over the court until
Tanner got his hands on the ball,
3-pointers and shot 52.5 percent
from the field. This 34-point win
the game with 18
the catalyst that pushed the
Highlanders out in front with a
skipping it over to Freshman
guard Josiah Jeffers for a
was the largest margin of victory
for the Highlanders since 2014
points and tallied
10-0 lead, hitting back to back transition three. Radford ended when they beat Johnson and 12 rebounds,
marking his 27th
shots from beyond the arc. He the half with a commanding 51- Wales 92-54.
inevitably hit four of his six 29 lead over the Senators. Polite Jr. ended the game
threes in the first ten minutes of
the game.
Some would like to hear that it
was a tale of two halves for Davis
with 18 points and tallied 12
rebounds, marking his 27th career double-
Davis and Elkins made the
first half interesting, however, as
and Elkins but unfortunately for
them, Radford had something
career double-double.
The Highlanders played in
double.
they overcame the deficit going else in mind. They were able to the Gotham Classic Tournament
on an 11-4 run halfway through open up the second half as Hicks this past Friday, as well, against
the first half to even the score lobbed a pass over the heads of UIC. They defeated the Flames
out to 23-20. The Highlanders the Senators to the 6’8 Kansas in the first round 88-78. Check
were not messing around at the State graduate transfer Mawdo the Radford Athletics web page By Lucas Carr
sight of this and swiftly took Sallah for a nice lay-in. for more details. lcarr15@radford.edu
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And The Bad:
Highlanders Fall in Semifinals
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adford Men’s soccer the Highlander’s own defenders. The Highlanders met their
battled Big South #3 seed, The score was just about tied physical match on the field. The B y D e v i n S t u bbs
Presbyterian College Blue by freshman forward Amadou fouls from this game added on to dstubbs@radford.edu
Hose, in the Big South semifinal Macky Diop, but the Blue Hose a total of 216 this season.
tournament match. The game goalkeeper managed to get a Starting off with a record of
took place on Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. in touch on the shot and send it 0-5 this season, Radford Men’s
Radford at Cupp Stadium. The away from the net. soccer fought hard to bring it
Highlanders were attempting Diop led the team with 7 up to 7-9 ending record. They
to avenge a 2017 semifinal shots, 4 of them being on goal. finished with a 5-3 record in
loss against the Blue Hose but The fate of the Highlanders the Big South conference which
ultimately fell 0-2. was sealed in the 89th minute gave them the top 2 seed for
Radford (7-9, 5-3 Big South) of the game, the second goal the seventh straight year in
came onto the field as the team entered the net and raised the the Big South tournament. The
to beat, seeded at #2 in the Big score to 0-2. Though freshman Highlanders fought back from a
South standings. Presbyterian goalkeeper Sam Farrell had few predominantly losing season to
(8-11, 5-3 Big South) entered opportunities to save shots on earn wins for the university.
the field with a mindset to win. goal, he did manage to end the In the other Big South
The Highlanders outshot the game with one save under his semifinal match, Campbell
Blue Hose 15-10, having an belt. University beat number 1 seed
advantage of 9-3 of those shots Keeping up with their High Point University in double
being on goal. physicality in their games, this overtime. The two teams battled
The first goal entered the net one was no different. Radford it on in penalty kicks, Campbell
in the 41st minute of the game. received a total of 9 fouls, coming out victorious 3-2. The

Courtesy of RU Athletics
A miscommunication on the whereas Presbyterian doubled Big South championship game
defensive side of the Radford that count with 18. The Blue will take place on Sunday, Nov.
field led to a high, bouncing ball Hose managed to earn 3 yellow 11, at 2 p.m. Presbyterian will be
being sent into the net by one of cards in a six-minute span. hosting Campbell University.

Women’s Soccer Sweeps Big South But Falls to West Virginia 6-0

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adford Women’s Soccer Courtenay Kaplan proved to be the better team winning over, it will be one that will last in
won the Big South regular to be one of the Big South’s the game narrowly 1-0. memory. It was one of Radford’s
season and conference best goalies. Kaplan led all The win didn’t come easy most successful seasons in years
tournament but falls to West Goalkeepers in the conference though. Perez scored what and seniors like Jasmine Casarez
Virginia in NCAA Tournament. with eight shutouts throughout looked to be the game-winning and Jessica Wollman will go
Women’s Soccer finished an the season. goal for Radford. However, just down as All-Time greats for the
impressive season, though they Not only did players on the three minutes later Gardner Highlanders. This season may be
lost this past Saturday to No. 8th team rank on top the Big South, Webb drew a foul to force a over, but the future still looks
ranked West Virginia 6-0. but they also gained some penalty kick. But goalie, Kaplan bright as we look on towards
The loss may be national recognition as well. stepped up when it mattered the next year. Except that this time
disappointing, but the season Casarez has proven she is one of most and made a crucial save. the Highlanders will be the B y Z ac h a ry P ot t e r
is one for the Radford record the best attackers in the whole Thanks to the clutch defending Big South Champions. zpotter2@radford.edu
books. The Highlanders won a country. Her shots per game performances of Perez and
record-tying 16 wins. The squad (5.53) ranks second nationally. Kaplan, the Highlanders were
also managed to produce a 13- While her seven game-winning indeed able to complete the
game winning streak before goals rank third as well. season sweep of the Big South
falling to West Virginia. Casarez wasn’t the only Conference by winning both
Another great stat for Highlander gaining some the regular and post-season
the team this year was when national spotlight. Perez’s 10 championships.
they ranked fifth nationally assist ranks 13th nationally. Even though the season
in winning percentage. Also, Showing how much her teamwork was such a success, the 6-0
the Highlanders ranked in the paid off for giving her teammate loss against West Virginia was
top ten in the nation in shots- scoring opportunities. Jessica the unfortunate send-off to
on-goal and shots-per-game. Wollman was deadly accurate what was an amazing year.
Overall, Women’s Soccer ranked in-front of the goal all season. Jessica Wollman was just one
top 30 in the nation across ten She ranks 16th in shots on goal shot from tying the Radford
different categories. per game with 2.32. While also University record for shots on
Many players on the team ranking 35th nationally in shot goal, during the match, before
led the Big South Conference accuracy shooting 61.1 percent she was robbed by the goalie.
any many different categories. at the goal. The Mountaineers dominated
Jasmine Casarez had more The Highlanders managed the ball and proved too much for
shots than anyone else in the to win their sixth Big South the Highlanders. Even Radford
whole conference with 105. Tournament Championship Head Coach Ben Sohrabi had to
She averaged over five per- against Gardner Webb. A team congratulate West Virginia, after
game. Nelia Perez also led who beat Radford earlier in the the game, about the impressive
the conference averaging .56 season. Though win it mattered performance.
assist-per-game. Goalkeeper, the most the Highlanders proved Though the season may be
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