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Davis Byrd FAIR 2019
Staff Writers: Jeremy Moser, Zach CAMPUS SAFETY TRAINING
Potter, Evan Mason, Tyler Martin, Campus safely is now more important than ever. Radford
Nay-Quan Bryan, Brian Angus, Lucas
Carr, Devin Stubbs, Chad Boxley, and University urges student leaders to complete safety training
Dustin Staples (weather) courses to help make Radford a much safer place to work and
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Staff Photographers: Chad Boxley,
Jordan Bennett, and Brian Angus After 13 long years after the release of Kingdom Hearts II, we
have finally arrived at the long-awaited Kingdom Hearts III!
SMADs Manager Sora, Donald, Goofy, and a long list of characters return in the
Yves White fight between the light and the darkness and the power of
friendship in a variety of Disney worlds.
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expanding  their distribution. The
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The Tartan is part of Highlander
The Radford Men’s Tennis team traveled to Greensboro, NC this
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Tartan reserves the right to address, behind UNC Greensboro. The Highlanders were coming off of
their first win in their first match against North Carolina A&T
explore and delve into issues that
where they bested their opponents 6 to 1. 
affect the university student body
and the surrounding area. EDITORIAL POLICIES:
Student Media HOST TO CAMPUS “Our Opinion” pieces are written collectively by members of
In today’s world,
Advertising The Tartan Editorial Board. The Editorial Board is comprised
Karen Duffin, journalist Valentine’s Day is filled of the editing staff, the Tea writers, and other Radford
P.O. Box 6895
Radford VA, 24142 and co-host of with chocolates, candies, University students.
540-831-6051 NPR’s Planet Money, flew cards, and most
These undergraduate and graduate students represent
in Tuesday from New York importantly love. However,
multiple class levels and different political, cultural, ethnic,
City to speak with it hasn’t always been like and religious backgrounds. Members may or may not belong
students of her this. The contrast from to a variety of student organizations. The Editorial Board is
experiences in radio.  where Valentine’s Day ... open to all RU students who apply.

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Honors College Brings NPR Radio Host to Campus

aren Duffin, journalist of Wiseman’s voice over the partied a lot in his spare time.
and co-host of loudspeakers. For a while, he even danced in a
NPR’s Planet Money, flew “I also knew, that if voted strip club to make extra money.
in Tuesday from New York City against it from my district, I As Duffin describes it, at that
to speak with students of her would run a high risk of getting point in his life, Burgess was
experiences in radio. whooped,” Wiseman explained. “an alcoholic stripper.” Decades
Duffin brought along Duffin then explained that later, he would become known
audio recordings of people she it was with a sense of “penance” for something completely
previously interviewed. While that he met with the state different.
mostly not directly related, medical examiner, Jay Chapman, Narrative journalism touches
these people and the stories they and helped create the method upon this aspect of human life.
tell each share a few common for lethal injection. Since then, People never stop changing and
themes. She used these themes most executions in the U.S. growing, and her goal is to show
to illustrate her points. have been done through lethal how different people can be at
“The type of journalism I injection. different times in their lives. As
do is not straight news,” she Wiseman deeply regretted she explained it, “They are all of
said. “I’m not on NPR News. I’m the whole thing. He would those things.”
a narrative journalist, which remain a death penalty “That is one of the
means we tell people’s stories.” abolitionist the rest of his life. most important things I’ve
In her radio shows, Duffin In her work, Duffin tries to learned from the people I’ve
delves into the many layers of tell the whole story. Instead of interviewed,” she said. “Just

From Karen Duffin’s WNYC bio

people’s decision making. She just talking about what someone letting people be the many
has interviewed people that have did, she aims to explain why things that they are.”
taught her important lessons. they did it. The final thing Duffin talked
She sums up these lessons with Duffin moved on to a about is what she believes
a phrase she used a few times, different story to exemplify is the divide between the
“People are complicated.” a different aspect of human “boring” parts of our lives and in gag orders, which is an order the audience. The questions
She explained that people’s complexity. She spoke about the “highlight reels” that often sent from the government primarily revolved around her
lives are more than what they “snapshots” of human lives and receive the most focus. of information that can’t be career as a narrative journalist
seem at face value. People how they will differ through She believes it’s how you’ve disclosed to the public. When and her programming on NPR.
may make seemingly incorrect the years. She explained this performed in the boring parts Christian proceeded to expose The Honors College
decisions, but it’s important for concept with the story of Horace that matter. Whether you’ve it and fight against it, he and arranged the event, and some
others to know that people have Burgess, the creator of the taken care of your health, three others had to do so honor students were treated to
reasons for doing what they do. world’s largest tree house. worked hard, and kept your anonymously. a dinner with Duffin in the “bird
“This is the attitude I try to go This one man built the integrity will affect how you can The ensuing legal battle room” of McConnel Library.
into my interviews with. People, massive construction in a forest take advantage of opportunities led to the FBI rescinding their This room is usually a display
even people you disagree with, in Tennessee. As Duffin tells it, life hands you. information request. Christian of the first Radford University
don’t do the things you disagree Burgess had a vision one night As she explained it, “the and his colleagues would go on president’s office.
with because they’re stupid,” of a massive tree house. He biggest things that happen to us to oppose the overreaches of the “We try to get people to
Duffin said, referring to people’s initially figured it would take are random.” She illustrated this Patriot Act for years. talk about different topics,”
decision-making process. six months to a year to build. with another story. Duffin’s message here is that said Honors College Director
She shared one story about He spent the next twenty years She told of George Christian, great opportunities may come Dr. Niels Christensen. “We
the death penalty to illustrate building his tree house before it a librarian in Connecticut who and that it’s important to be want to find people who are
this point. In 1976, then was shut down for violating fire was handed a National Security prepared to take advantage of intellectually curious. That’s the
Oklahoma Senator Bill Wiseman codes. Letter (NSL) by two FBI agents. them. big thing we’re looking for.”
voted to reinstate the death However, Burgess was not At the time, in 2005, the Patriot “A lot of things that happen
penalty in his state. It went always obsessed with tree Act could compel people to hand in your life are going to be like
against his moral code, but he houses. When he was young, over personal information, such the FBI agent waltzing in,” she
voted in favor of it because 80% he was a veteran and fought as computer history, over to the said.
of his constituents supported it. in Vietnam. In his thirties, he federal government. Duffin closed her talk By Jeremy Moser
Duffin played a recording worked in construction and These NSLs came wrapped by taking questions from

Courtesy of Radford University Honors College Facebook Page Wednesday, February 13, 2019 | 5

Campus Safety Training

ampus safely is now more intervention, study skills, and
important than ever. time management.
Radford University All courses are about 15 to
urges student leaders to 30 minutes long and are due on
complete safety training courses March 31.
to help make Radford a much The Safe Colleges online
safer place to work and learn. program is proven to reduce
Students can use their injuries and claims by over
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preferred web browsers and go 50 percent and is trusted by

to the Safe Colleges students environmental health and safety

The Annual Education Career Fair 2019

website for Radford University facilities, human resources
at https://radfordstudents-va. and many student affairs administrators around the world.

he 2019 Education Career of teaching could benefit from up at the event and will receive The mandatory training
Fair at Radford University this event greatly. a name badge at the registration courses include active shooter B y I da D o m i n g o
will take place Friday, The fair will give a map of table. preparedness, bystander
Feb. 22, at the Recreation and every school in attendance the The career fair will take place

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Wellness Center from 9 a.m. to day of the fair to those students from 9 a.m. until noon. Following
5 p.m. who are present, as well as that, there will be interviews
This annual fair offers information from the Handshake from 1 to 5 p.m., and lunch will
positions in K-12 teaching, page that is available. break from noon to 1 p.m.
counseling, speech-language To register for this event Schools will be offering
pathology, or administration. students can go on Handshake signups at the fair for students
This is available to any Radford in their MyRU portal, under who wish to interview with them.

Wind Advisory for Thursday

student or even those who are “Events” then “Find Career Fairs” Interviews are expecting to take
not a part of the university that and finally, “2019 Education 25 minutes, and students are to

has a general interest. This event Career Fair”. Registration is not arrive five minutes early to their he National Weather rebound in the mid-upper 50’s,
is also inclusive to students of a requirement but is strongly interviews. These five minutes Service from Blacksburg, with partly to mostly cloudy
any major and does not require encouraged. are serving as the time slot in Va has issued a Wind skies and overnight lows in the
any particular qualifications to The deadline for registration between. Interviews will not be Advisory for Radford City and upper 30’s to near 40° by the end
attend. is Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 9 a.m. taking any no-shows. The final the County of Pulaski until 5:00 of the week.
Over 50 school districts and Do note if you register for available time slot for interviews PM Wednesday, February 13, Our weekend is forecasted
other agencies from all over this event and are unable to will be 4:30 p.m. 2019. to be chilly, with temperatures
Virginia will be at the fair. All of attend you will have to take Though it should be known Wind gust could reach in the mid 40’s to near 50°, with
these districts and agencies have action. You must cancel your that not all schools or districts between 40-50 MPH, with another round of rain likely, and
offerings in most educational registration through Handshake in attendance will be conducting sustained winds between 15-30 overnight lows in the 30’s.
backgrounds. 48 hours in advance. Canceling interviews. MPH. As we head towards the next
Many subjects are available: ahead of time will save students Professional attire is a Power outages are possible 5-7 days, computer models are
early childhood education, the trouble of having a no-show requirement for students in and debris in roadways. hitting much cooler and possibly
elementary education, language appear on their Handshake. attendance of the fair. The career This is part of a cold front winter like precipitation possible
arts, chemistry, special Three no-shows will result in closet in Russell Hall is offering coming into the area, with for Radford.
education, mathematics, biology, a block on your Handshake free business attire to students temperatures remaining in After all, winter still has for
political science, and even account. who may need them. The Career the 40’s Wednesday afternoon. five weeks left in the season.
administration. Those who register will get Closet is located in the Center for With a gust of wind, wind chill So snow lovers, you may get
Not every school district may their names printed on badges. Career and Talent Development temperatures are likely to feel that last big snow before spring
offer every subject, but there are Any students that do not register in Russell 331. like low-mid 30’s. begins.
lots of areas to choose from. Any through Handshake may still B y T yl e r M a r t i n As this front leaves the area, B y D u s t i n S ta p l e s
student looking to enter the field attend. They will need to sign temperatures are expected to

I graduated from RU in 2001 and was the ETC

Section Editor from 98-99 and it was a blast
working with everyone on staff! My favorite
memory from that time was the entire staff
going to NYC for a media conference and the
great time we all had! Cheers to 40 years!
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Arts and Entertainment in Radford

A Videogame Review

Kingdom Hearts III

Is the Magic Still


B y E va n M a s o n

fter 13 long years after the
release of Kingdom Hearts II,
we have finally arrived at the
long-awaited Kingdom Hearts III!
Sora, Donald, Goofy, and a long list of
characters return in the fight between
the light and the darkness and the
power of friendship in a variety of
Disney worlds.
The start of the game the first
thing the player notices is the massive receives allows them new types of is fun and keeps combat fresh. that there are hints that there is going
upgrade in graphics, going from the moves and combos — some based on Going to the different worlds of to be a Kingdom Hearts IV to look
not so perfect graphics of the older strength and offense, and others based Disney is an adventure of finding forward to in the future.
games to this ... it’s mind-blowing. on magic abilities. treasure and seeing stories played Some of the cons of the game were
When you start playing in the There are also attraction ride out. The worlds themselves are also they didn’t feature any Final Fantasy
Olympus world, everything pops out attacks which are based off popular absolutely massive leaving a lot to see. characters from the previous games for
at out visually. The combat, magic, Disney rides that do a lot of damage. In one instance in the Pirates of the whatever reason.
attraction rides, and more are flashy There are team attacks as well which Caribbean world, you can pilot a pirate The pacing of the main story was a
and bright. The player eventually fights can vary depending on the teammates ship and explore islands, battle other little slow as well. They would add on
Titans controlled by Hades who is the being used. ships, and upgrade and improve your little bits and pieces at the end of the
first massive boss fight of the game. Lastly, there is shot lock attacks ship. mostly full Disney stories which made
The positives of the game besides where can lock on to several enemies Lastly, the game wraps up the story things a little annoying. It’s not until
the graphics and the apparent nostalgia and depending on the keyblade; it will that fans have been waiting for for the last couple of hours of the game
were the varied combat. attack multiple enemies at once. Not years very well. There are many big where the story starts to pick up.
Each new keyblade the player all these abilities are necessary, but it boss fights and an exciting end. To top The game itself was a bit shorter
than the previous games. I clocked in
at 35 hours, while past games were
closer to 50 hours.
The game was also not very
challenging or varied in difficulty in
boss fights. I died three times my entire
playthrough. I would recommend the
hardest difficulty for people who’ve
played the previous games. There isn’t
a whole lot of post-game stuff to do as
Despite some of the negatives, the
improved graphics, the conclusion, the
massive worlds to explore, nostalgia,
and just being a part of this enormous
universe is more than worth coming
Images from Kingdom Hearts III

back to again.
Once you start you can’t stop till
you finish.

Overall: 8/10 Wednesday, February 13, 2019 | 7



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The Origins of Valentine’s Day

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n today’s world, Valentine’s letter to the woman and signed considered the festival of In the 1840s, Esther A.
Need a Correction? Day is filled with chocolates, it, “From your Valentine.” fertility. The festivities Howland became the first person
candies, cards, and most One legend says an aristocrat included sacrificing goats and to mass produce Valentine’s.
The Tartan is committed to importantly love. However, it named Asterius was holding dogs, skinning them, then Then, in 1913, Hallmark
correcting errors that appear in hasn’t always been like this. The Valentine in custody. While in running around town drunk, Cards came into the business
the newspaper. Those interested contrast from where Valentine’s holding, Valentine explained to and smacking people with the and made Valentine’s Day into
in contacting the paper for that
Day started and where it is now Asterius how Christ could lead animal skins. the commercial holiday it is
purpose can send an e-mail to
is pretty extreme. to truth and salvation. One of the rituals consisted today. or call the
main number, 540 831-5474, According to, This Interested Asterius, and of naked women standing in a According to a survey done by
to make a correction to any In the year 269, on Feb. 14, St. he asked if Valentine could cure line to be hit by men. This was the National Retail Federation,
section. Valentine was executed by the his foster daughter of blindness. thought to make them more Americans collectively spent
Roman Emperor, Claudius II. If Valentine could perform this fertile and ease childbirth. $18.2 billion on Valentine’s
Looking for Historians can attest to this task, Asterius would convert to By the year 496, the Catholic Day gifts in 2017; making it the
fact, but the reasoning for his Christianity. Through the power Church was fed up with this most expensive holiday behind
Tartan Archives? execution is debated. of God, Valentine allowed the pagan holiday. Pope Gelasius Christmas.
Some believe the Emperor child to see, and Asterius and named Feb. 14 the feast day of For many, Valentine’s Day is
Rediscover the history of the Tartan outlawed marriage because his family became baptized. St. Valentine, or Valentine’s Day, a beautiful day filled with love
through exploring all the way back single men were stronger Once the Emperor received word in the hopes that people would and appreciation for those you
to 1910, when it was initially called soldiers than married men. of this, he executed Valentine, forget about Lupercalia, and care about. For others, it can be a
the Grapurchat to when it was
Valentine, who found this unjust, along with Asterius and his commemorate St. Valentine. day filled with yearning for love.
rebranded as the Tartan in 1979.
performed secret marriages. family. It took until around 1400 If so, then at the very least, you
Go to and select the When the emperor found out Regardless of the events that for Valentine’s Day cards to can feel grateful for not having
“More” tab to find those archives. about his secret ceremonies, he lead to his execution, Valentine start appearing. The earliest to skin animals or be beaten to
was arrested and put to death. was murdered for his faith, documented letter was written increase your chances of getting
Do old newspapers bore you? Others believe Valentine was becoming a martyr. by Charles, Duke of Orleans, to pregnant.
put in jail for helping Christians During the same era that his wife in 1415.
Check out our new photo gallery escape harsh Roman prisons. St. Valentine lived, there was a Around 1700, Valentine’s Happy Valentine’s Day!
on Flicker by selecting the “photo” While in jail, he fell in love with festival called, Lupercalia. Day appeared in the U.S. but
tab to wander our photos taken
by our exceptionally phenomenal
a woman who came to visit him. Lupercalia was celebrated didn’t become very popular until By Brian Angus
Before he died, he wrote a love from Feb. 13-15. It was the industrial revolution.


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Single on
We Gotcha!
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alentine’s Day is a day and buy a bunch of snacks and Show yourself some much- love horror movies, I know I do. in guilty pleasures. If you’re
of love and the day for chill with them in your room all needed love after a hectic start Good friends and roommates, trying to save money, say “oops,”
people to show their day, watching movies. to both the semester and 2019 Ariel Kern, a freshman design and blow some money on some
significant other how much they I think a great way to spend itself. management major, and Kayla online shopping.
love them. However, what about Valentine’s Day is with your Here’s another fun idea: Courtney, a freshman fashion If you’re a healthy person
everyone else, the ones who friends because in Radford you gather friends and throw a merchandise major are spending who doesn’t like too much sweet
don’t have a significant other can go to the Dalton or Muse singles mixer. Spread the word, their Valentine’s Day at the and sugary food, take a slice or
because they haven’t found the for dinner. Alternatively, you all tell your friends, post it on social movies, watching Happy Death two of that chocolate cake.
right one, or they just like being could go out to eat, spend time media, tell people you’ve never Day 2. This Valentine’s Day, I want
single? bonding. met. It’s a great way to meet This Valentine’s Day, I’ll be everyone to enjoy themselves
Is Valentine’s Day really for You could also take the day new people, make new friends busy working, but if I weren’t and to give in to their desires. I
them? I say yes! off for yourself by pampering and possibly find that special working, I’d probably spend the wish you all to pamper and treat
There are so many things yourself with face masks, someone. day doing homework and binge- yourselves like the kings and
people can do for Valentine’s Day manicures, and pedicures Maybe you could take the watching shows I need to catch queens you all are.
if you don’t have a significant or just have a nice glass of next step and talk to a person up on. XOXO, Happy Valentine’s
other. wine if you’re old enough. you like, invite them to lunch This Valentine’s Day, if Day.
Like Friends! Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to or the movies, get to know that you’re not in a relationship,
Friends are there for you to be about professing your love person a little better. Happy there’s no need to fret. You have
make plans with them to go out for someone, but your love to Death Day 2 comes out on yourself to be with, spend the B y N ay -Q ua n B rya n
to eat, or even walk to 7-Eleven yourself. Valentine’s Day and who doesn’t day loving yourself, indulging


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RU an established, or
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7th Straight
write, and this might be
your first time showcasing
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Want to bring your opin-

ions and unique views to
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of reporting on and off
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opinion on topics ranging
from movies, laws, and on t was an electrifying The Highlanders
the many fun, and some- sensation in the Dedmon would then increase
Center on Feb 5. as the the score, just before
time’s unusual, attractions
Radford Highlanders Women’s they went into the
going on around campus?
basketball team defeated locker room for
Then give Radford Univer-
Gardner-Webb 79 – 69. halftime, with a large
sity’s Student-run Newspa-

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This win marks their 7th amount of momentum
per a shout and email the straight win this season. as Walker made a layup Tina Lidenfeld (2) and Savannah Felgemacher (45) defend a Gardner-Webb
Editor-In-Chief! As the contest began, just before the buzzer player. the Highlanders jumped out sounded and the score
instantly to an early lead that read 39-32.
read 12-2 during the first The 3rd quarter was tightly Guard & Forward, went an dominated this hard-fought
Letters to the quarter.  They never looked back contested as the Highlanders impressive 9 for nine from the contest in rebounds as they
as they dominated throughout scored 21 points in the quarter charity strike while also scoring grabbed a total of 54 total
Editor the entire 1st period as the to Gardner-Webb’s 16 points.  a game-high 19 points! Walker rebounds on the evening.
score read 20-9 at the end of The Highlanders lead 60-48 often displayed a tremendous Gardner-Webb added just only
We prefer letters that are fewer the first quarter. They displayed concluding the back and forth amount of hustle throughout 36 total rebounds.
than 200 words and take as a tremendous amount of heart 3rd quarter. this contest, even adding an The Highlanders executed
their starting point an article and hustle which put them in Gardner-Webb was only additional 11 rebounds. remarkably on their free-throw
or other item appearing in The that position! able to cut their deficit to Savannah Felgemacher, who attempts as they shot 25 for 32
Tartan. They may not have The Highlanders would seven points during this entire is no stranger to the boards and from the strike on the evening.
been submitted to, posted increase their lead at the contest. That came in the 4th is a forced to be reckoned with, Join the Highlanders as they
to or published by any other beginning of the second quarter quarter as the score read 72-65 added 10 rebounds as well as 12 look to continue their impressive
media. They must include the as the score read 22-9. Although with 2:22 left in the game. They points coming off the bench in winning streak in the last eight
writer’s full name — for more up to this point the contest were just unable to keep up her return to action. games as they take on Longwood
information and to send a had been going perfectly for with the Highlanders dominant Redshirt Center Sydney University on Feb. 16.
letter head over to the Highlanders, and it wasn’t performance even after scoring Nunley made her presence To stay up to date with the looking promising for the 21 4th quarter points. known on the court totaling 13 Highlanders women’s basketball
Gardner Webb Runnin’ Bulldogs. Lydia Rivers, standout points, nine rebounds, and two team action feel free to follow

Jokes Gardner-Webb
suddenly answered with a 21-9
then redshirt junior forward, has had blocks! Nunley was on fire as she @RadfordWbb on twitter, @
an exceptional season as well as came up just a single rebound radford_wbb on Instagram and
Today at the bank, an old lady run in the second quarter, which a special evening as she earned shy of a double-double. like Radford Women’s Basketball
asked me to help check her brought the contest extremely her 9th double-double totaling Junior guard Khiana Johnson on Facebook.
balance. So I pushed her over. close as the score read 31-30, 14 points and 15 rebounds. also added six assist and 16
--- with the Highlanders leading by Rivers currently leads the league points with her exceptional
I told my girlfriend she drew her one point with 1:43 left before in double-doubles this season. speed and ball handling skills B y C h a d B ox l e y
eyebrows too high. She seemed halftime. Destinee Walker, senior Radford completely 
I’m so good at sleeping. I can do it
with my eyes closed.
My boss told me to have a good
day.. so I went home.
Why is Peter Pan always flying?
He neverlands.
A woman walks into a library
and asked if they had any Lydia Rivers (left), Bryonna Mcclean, Khiana Johnson (4), Jen
books about paranoia. The Lydia Rivers (20), and Sydney Nunley in transition as they move the
ball up the court Falconer (5), and Destinee Walker (10) following a timeout on
librarian says “They’re right Feb 5, against Gardner-Webb
behind you!” Wednesday, February 13, 2019 | 11

Highlanders Lose at UNCG But Bounce Back

he Radford Men’s Caldwell who leaped over jumping the Spartan lead out to as Radford was able to sweep the The Highlanders will return
Tennis team traveled to UNCG’s Hugh Knapp and Ian 4-2 on the day. Varga ended the Crusaders 7-0. home Friday, Feb. 15 at 2 p.m.
Greensboro, NC this past Melnik. day as a bright spot with a tie- Belmont Abbey had more to welcome Bluefield College
Friday for their second match The Radford doubles team of breaking win over Spartan Logan experience than the Highlanders but will then soon hit the road
of the season. Starting off with Croatia-born Matko Varga and Blaser, tallying the score at 6-3, going into Saturday’s 11 o’clock for meetings with Hampton and
an early lead, the Highlanders, the new Highlander Andres Silva 3-6, 6-4. His win was not enough match-up as they had already Winthrop. These two matches
unfortunately, fell 4-3 behind sealed the first point of the day as the Highlanders came away competed in eight matches prior will be the first of many soon to
UNC Greensboro. against Eric Whisnant and Jack with the first loss of the season, to their 7-0 loss to Radford. come matches in the Big South
The Highlanders were Burkill of UNCG. Both matches 4-3. Matko Varga, again, played Conference.
coming off of their first win in ended in a 6-2 victory for the Varga is the only Radford a huge role in Saturday’s match Let’s continue supporting
their first match against North Highlanders. player that has multiple wins as he was able to help clinch the the Radford Men’s Tennis team
Carolina A&T where they bested The first singles match to in both singles and doubles win in Charlotte. this season as they look to
their opponents 6 to 1. At the end with Rodrigo Magalhaes play, and Meekers is the When asked how it felt to improve on last year’s record of
beginning of the afternoon, The besting Nico Grewe, 6-1, 6-2 only Highlander left that is help clinch the victory, Varga 10-12. Big South Championship
Highlanders led 2-1, but after a tied the overall points at 1-1. undefeated in singles matches. said, “It feels really good. Today begins April 17 and continues
few back-and-forth matches, the Radford then retook the lead as Coming off this first loss was an important match to win, through April 20.
Spartans came out on top. 6’5 Meekers came out victorious of the season, the Highlanders to bounce back after yesterday’s
The first overall point for against Cooper Wyatt 6-2, 6-2. then quickly traveled to Belmont close loss to UNCG. Today was a
the day was won by the double Unfortunately, the Abbey College in Charlotte, NC good day. We all got a win, and
partners of Radford’s Michiel Highlanders lost three of their for their second road match in a it feels really good to get the By Lucas Carr
Meekers and Alexandros next four singles matches row. This was a tale of two games clinch for my team.”

Women’s Tennis Falls to the Bulldogs

adford women’s tennis traveled their second point. Radford was leading 2-0.
to Orangeburg, SC on Wednesday Shortly after, Fruehauf fell to her
to face the South Carolina State opponent in a 6-2, 6-2 loss. Blalock faced a
Bulldogs. tough opponent on court 4, falling 7-6, 6-4.
Though the Highlanders ultimately fell These two loses tied up the overall score
to the Bulldogs 3-4, the ladies fought to the at 2-2. Falk faced her opponent on court
end. This match being the first drop of the 3, ultimately falling to her 7-6, 6-3. Falk’s
season, the Highlanders overall record now opponent took the deciding point, raising
stands at 2-1. the score 2-4 in the Bulldog’s favor.
Starting off in doubles, the Highlanders Anastasia Belyaeva, a junior from
took a 1-0 lead. Drousile Dzeubou, a junior Russia, came back to give the Highlanders
from Italy, and Tyler Blalock, a sophomore their final point. She defeated her opponent
from Virginia, gave Radford their first point in 3 sets, 1-6, 3-6, 6-3.
with a 6-2 win. Achieving the first win of the Finishing up their fourth match in
day, a freshman duo dominated on court 2. seven days, Radford will be traveling to
Malin Falk and Katey Fruehauf gave Elon, North Carolina. The Highlanders will
the Highlanders a 6-1 victory. At the end of be facing Elon on Saturday at 1 p.m. On Feb.
doubles, Radford was leading 1-0. 13, Radford will be facing rivals Virginia

Courtesy of RU Athletics
As the match moved onto singles, Tech. The Highlanders will travel to Tech to
Dzeubou brought the ferocity with her. take on the Hokies at 4 p.m.
Drousile Dzeubou
Defeating her opponent in a 6-3, 6-1 victory B y D e v i n S t u bb s
on court 2, Dzeubou gave the Highlanders


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