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The
Tartan

Editorial:
Editor-in-Chief: Dylan Lepore
dlepore1@radford.edu
CONTENTS
Managing Editor:
Sarah Steffey
ssteffey3@radford.edu THE TARTAN
Copy Editor: NEWS + CULTURE + THE TEA + SPORTS
Jeremy Moser
jmoser9@radford.edu

Sports Editor: Zach Potter


zpotter2@radford.edu 05 CAMPUS JOINS NATION-WIDE
Staff Writers: Wesley Wallace, Caitlin Billman, SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVE
Madison Miller, Margaret Pittman, Aaron
Coopersmith, Lucas Carr, and Dustin Staples
(weather) -- MERCURY PASSES BY THE SUN,
Photography and Advertising: WON’T AGAIN FOR 30 YEARS
Photography Manager: From our perspective on Earth, the two planets in-between us
Hailey Scherer
and the Sun, Mercury and Venus, can appear to pass over the
hscherer1@radford.edu
Sun in their orbits. Such “transits” are predictable but rarely
Staff Photographers: Jordan Bennett and occur.  Mercury, the first planet in our Solar System, journeyed
Madison Miller across the Sun Monday, Nov. 11, from 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
SMADs Manager: Denae Rauls
smads@radford.edu
06 SHAKESPEARE ACTORS BRING
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contact.
GRAPES OF WRATH TO RU
The American Shakespeare Center (ASC) came to Radford
WHO WE ARE University to perform the classic play The Grapes of Wrath on
The Tartan is published on Wednesday during the their National tour, hosted by the College of Visual and ...
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views and beliefs of Radford University.

MISSION STATMENT
The Tartan is a student-produced weekly newspaper
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maintained in order to provide the Radford University
community with important news issues as well as to
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educate students. The newspaper exists to provide an
experiential ground so that students can attempt to achieve
a balance of technique, experience and professionalism as
well as courage in journalism, layout, staff development,
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exists to provide a fair and balanced version of the news to GAME
Radford University and the surrounding area.
Radford’s Carlik Jones had a career night in the Highlanders’
ADVERTISING season opener against Liberty University last Friday. The
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for that purpose can send an e-mail to tartan@radford.
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THANKFUL FOR On Oct. 29, the campus of
SUBMIT LETTER TO THE EDITOR PROFESSORS Radford University froze in
We prefer letters that are 200-400 words and take as their
starting point an article or other item appearing in The
With Thanksgiving just fear. At 8:49 p.m., an RU
Tartan. They may not have been submitted to, posted
to or published by any other media. They must include Alert email was sent to
around the corner, MORE THAN A PAPER.
the writer’s full name — anonymous letters and letters
written under pseudonyms will not be considered. For
verification purposes, they must also include the writer’s students all around students and faculty: “This Place an ad here.
e-mail address and phone number. Letters will be edited
and used at the discretion of the editor-in-chief for length.
campus are thinking about is an RU Alert. Report of
Authors’ individual editorials do not necessarily reflect
the opinion of The Tartan or Radford University. Go to
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EDITORIAL POLICIES For some students, they’re Seek shelter immediately
“Our Opinion” pieces are written collectively by members
of The Tartan Editorial Board. The Editorial Board is
thankful for their ... and stay indoors.” 
comprised of the editing staff, the Tea writers, and
other Radford University students. These undergraduate
and graduate students represent multiple class levels
and different political, cultural, ethnic, and religious
backgrounds. Members may or may not belong to a variety
of student organizations. The Editorial Board is open to all
RU students who apply.
Here is your
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com/wordpress/submit-news-tips-and-events. Forecast for the
week Nov. 13-19,
2019.

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producers, news anchors and even entrepreneurs *This forecast is always
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Photo by Dylan Lepore | The Tartan


Radford Staff Employee Stole The Tartan Newspapers - Name Not Released
The letter said, after A first-time Group II offense aware the perpetrator was a
B y C a m d e n L a z e n by ’20
clazenby2@radford.edu
consulting with the Office of can result in a suspension school employee, and when “RUPD will
make no further
the Attorney General and the of up to 10 workdays, or a disciplinary action began.
Commonwealth Attorney’s maximum of 80 hours for non- Ashley Schumaker, Chief

A comment on this
Radford University Staff Office, the department exempt employees. A second of Staff and Vice President for
employee removed determined “the removal of Group II offense typically University Relations, said in an
newspapers from four these newspapers did not violate results in termination, per the email to The Tartan “Earlier today matter since it
racks on campus on the night any Criminal Virginia Statue.” Standard of Conduct policy for (Friday, November 8, 2019),
of Sept. 18, according to the The Student Press Law Commonwealth employees. the Radford University Police is considered a
Radford
Department.
University Police Center contends that even if
newspapers are “distributed
Eight hundred copies of
the stolen Tartan edition were
Department (RUPD) completed
its initial investigation and Radford University
“This Radford University
classified staff employee has
without charge, they
certainly not ‘free.’
are reprinted and distributed to
campus on Sept. 21, during
subsequent review of the missing
newspapers as reported by The
personnel issue,
been disciplined under a Group ”At many schools, students family weekend. Typically, it Tartan in mid-September.  As a which is not
result of RUPD’s comprehensive
subject to public
II offense in accordance with are charged a student activity fee
the Commonwealth of Virginia’s that entitles them to a “prepaid The Student and in-depth process, which
Department of Human Resources
Disciplinary Policy,” said David
subscription” to their student
media,” says SPLC on its website.
Press Law Center included conducting one-on-
one interviews and reviewing
disclosure,” said
Underwood, RUPD’s Chief of “In almost all cases businesses contends that even video footage, a classified staff the letter penned
Police in a letter hand-delivered and others have paid to have if newspapers are employee was found to be
by Chad Reed, the Vice President their advertisements published
“distributed without
responsible for taking multiple by Underwood.
for Finance and Administration — money they certainly would copies of The Tartan from a total
and Chief Financial Officer. not pay if they knew their ad charge, they are of four newsstands.  The employee

“I just got a paper


would never be read. “
After deciding not to
certainly not ‘free.’ has been disciplined under a
Group II offense in accordance
about the missing papers.
An article written by Wall
copy of the Tartan pursue criminal charges, RUPD costs $748.22 for 1500, 12-page, with the Commonwealth of quotes Interim Dean Matthew
full-color newspapers; however, Virginia’s Department of Human Smith’s email to the Vice
and am outraged conducted an administrative
review into the incident. because the publisher does cost Resources Disciplinary Policy.  President of Student Affairs,
by what I see on The reprimanded RU staff per thousand ($39.48), the No additional information will Susan Trageser, where he says,
the front page. employee took newspapers from
four newsstands on the night of
Tartan was charged $718.48 for
the 800 reprints. Each week the
be provided regarding this
matter as it is a personnel issue.”
“I just got a paper copy of the
Tartan and am outraged by
As someone who Sept. 18, according to RUPD. No Editor in chief, Dylan Lepore, is The missing Tartan’s what I see on the front page. As
has worked with one has been connected with the
missing papers from the other
paid $140, and the distributor
is paid $17.50 for two hours of
featured a story and cover
photo on the passing of Steve
someone who has worked with
student papers, journalism, and
student papers, 18 emptied stands. work. Tibbetts, a newly hired professor, media throughout my career,
journalism, and The staff employee who “RUPD will make no further standing next to a street sign this is the singularly most
removed newspapers went comment on this matter since with his daughter that bore their insensitive editorial choice I’ve
media throughout against The Standards of it is considered a Radford last name. The street sign was witnessed in 30 years.”
my career, this Conduct for Commonwealth University personnel issue, labeled dead end, to the shock of Not quoted in the Roanoke
employees. The Standards of which is not subject to public university officials. Times article, Smith went on
is the singularly Conduct describe Group II as disclosure,” said the letter Sam Wall, a Radford alum to say in the same email: “I
most insensitive “appropriate for offenses that penned by Underwood. and reporter for the Roanoke will follow yours [Dr. Susan
The Tartan had asked Times, provided the Tartan with a Trageser] and the president’s
editorial choice I’ve significantly impact business
operations and/or constitute University Relations who the copy of the information received lead on this matter, but I am
witnessed in 30 neglect of duty, insubordination, classified staff employee is, in response to his Freedom of prepared to assist students in
years,” said Dean the abuse of state resources,
violations of policies,
more specifically how they were
disciplined, who their supervisor
Information Act request for
emails and text messages sent
reflecting on this poor choice.”
The Tartan is continuing to
Matthew Smith procedures, or laws.” is, when the university became between university officials investigate this matter.
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Campus Joins Nation-wide Students Thankful for Professors


Sustainability Initiative
you for being a great your Honors HUMD 300
B y C a i t l i n B i l l m a n ’22
cbillman1@radford.edu professor and making my class during my first
time in Ceramics class fun semester of freshman year,

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ith Thanksgiving and memorable.” I believe my story would
just around Junior Alexis Epperly have been quite different.
the corner, is thankful for Dr. Boyoung I believe I would still have
students all around Park of the Education this pile of dreams for the
campus are thinking about Department because future of education that I
what they’re thankful she is experienced and hadn’t acted upon. Thank
for. For some students, knowledgable in her field. you, Dr. Park, for being the
they’re thankful for their Epperly said that most supportive mentor,
Photo Courtesy of Cupanion

professors. Professor Park is “one of and I can’t wait to see


Junior Kaitlyn Hagen is the most amazing people what the next project has
thankful for her ceramics [she] knows,” and that in store for us!”
professor, Drew Dodson. Park is encouraging of The Center for
water consumption while bottles, prevented cups She says he’s always every idea a student has. Innovative Teaching and
B y W e s l e y W a l l ac e ’22
wwallace5@radford.edu reducing the amount and plastic bottles from willing to help with any She also believes Dr. Learning (CITL) is giving
of plastic waste in the being disposed in the problem and gives the Parks’ background in students the opportunity

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ince earlier this environment. The Fill It landfill. I thought that the class creative freedom for Korea helps her teach from to thank their professors
semester, Radford Forward app also enables Fill it Forward campaign their projects. She also different perspectives. by filling out a Google
University has students to earn badges was an interesting said that he gives lots of Epperly had this Form. 
been participating in a and points. outreach initiative that demonstrations for their message for Dr. Park, The student can write
nation-wide sustainability Once a student would enable students to projects and tells jokes all “Thank you for believing a message of gratitude to
initiative known accumulates 1,000 points, conserve the environment, the time in class. in me and guiding me their favorite professor in
as Cupanion: Fill it they are automatically monitor their Hagen would like to strive for the far off the form, and the message
Forward.  eligible for a monthly environmental footprint, Dodson to know, “Thank dreams. If I had not taken is sent digitally.
The program prize drawing in the and become engaged with
encourages students to use Sustainability office. global water issues.”
reusable water bottles by The progress made According to Cupanion,
awarding points for every from the Fill It Forward 1 million people die each
water refill. The points can app also benefits the year from contaminated
be put towards prizes like university’s plan to make water diseases. Out of
reusable water bottles, the entire campus carbon 844 million people, 1
cups, and mugs. Cupanion neutral by 2040. in 9 lack access to safe
says that for every bottle Josh Nease, Radford’s water. Furthermore,
filled, they give water to Sustainability manager, women and girls who live
countries in need.  spoke on why Radford in countries like Uganda,
Students can decided to get involved Mozambique, India, and
participate in the initiative with the Fill it Forward Pakistan collectively
by following three simple campaign by saying, “I first spend two-hundred
steps:  heard about Fill it Forward million hours a day
First, they have to visit when I was at a conference collecting water.
the Radford University for the Association for During this year,
Sustainability office in the Advancement of Cupanion was a supporter
Whitt hall to receive their Sustainability in Higher of WaterAid’s Deliver Life
Fill It Forward bar code Education (AASHE). I program in the East African
sticker.  noticed that attendees country of Tanzania.
Second, they have to at the conference we’re The program focused
stick the bar code on their participating in the on addressing maternal,
reusable water bottle.  campaign by placing the newborn, and child

Photo Courtesy of Howard Riminton | Unsplash


Third, they have to bar code sticker on their mortality rates in sub-
download Cupanion’s reusable water bottles.” Saharan Africa.
Fill It Forward app to He continued by Since being founded in
their phone and scan the saying, “While the 2016, Cupanion has given
barcode after they refill attendees and I further 4,192,320 cups of clean
their bottle. explored the Fill it Forward water across the world.
Each refill allows a app, Cupanion told us that
student to track their our use of reusable water

Mercury Passes by the Sun,


Won’t Again for 30 Years
Photo Courtesy of Radford University Physics

appear to pass over the Sun in not do so again until 2032, but Unlike the Solar Eclipse in
B y D u s t i n S ta p l e s ’22 their orbits. Such “transits” are even then, it won’t be visible in 2017, this transit was easier
dstaples1@radford.edu predictable but rarely occur.  North America until 2049. to witness. People viewed the

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rom our perspective on Mercury, the first planet in According to Space.com, transit with just binoculars,
Earth, the two planets our Solar System, journeyed minute alignments of the telescopes, or solar eclipse
in-between us and the across the Sun Monday, Nov. 11, planet’s orbits allow these rare sunglasses. 
Sun, Mercury and Venus, can from 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. It will events to happen. 
Culture
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Arts and Entertainment in Radford

Shakespeare Actors Bring Grapes of Wrath to RU


Radford was their last stop Oklahoma, where a family actors playing children as the Sara Linares, Asolo Conservatory
B y M a r g a r e t P i t t m a n ’23 on the 2019 - 20 tour, which is of tenant farmers who live grandparents as well.
mpittman9@radford.edu
their 31st Annual tour since the in poverty (the Joads), are The production had many

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he American Shakespeare company started in Stanton, VA desperate for better lives. They scenes of tragedy and loss.
Center (ASC) came to in 1988. then migrate to California to Moret, an actor, says to keep up
Radford University to According to the Radford escape oppression. with the emotion after so many
perform the classic play The University’s website, in 2018 -19, The Joad family faces performances of the show, he
Grapes of Wrath on their National the tour traveled over 15,000 hardships along Route 66 but tends to think of his girlfriend to
tour, hosted by the College of miles, bringing the American perseveres through it all to reach help him bring that emotion out. 
Visual and Performing Arts. Shakespeare Center to more the end. They sent off the play Another technique the
The original piece, written than 16,000 fans.  with a mellow, almost saddening actors use is taking deep breaths
by John Steinbeck in 1939, “Touring is in our DNA,” song that captures the message with each other to remind them
came to life by the regional as artistic director Ethan of the story. they are in this together.
theatre company in Bondurant McSweeny puts it. Music played a big part “I feel a lot for the story
Auditorium on Saturday, Nov. 9.  They have been rehearsing in portraying the theme of and try to bring [the character’s
ASC introduced three new the production since early July perseverance. Andrea Bellamore emotions] out. It helps with my
performers in the cast - Mia and began touring in September. (Al Joad) said most of her fellow personal emotions in real life,
Wurgaft (Shakespeare in the ASC actor-musicians actors already knew how to play too,” Moret said.
Square), Sara Linares (Asolo helped entertain the audience the various instruments for the The cast announced

Photo by Margaret Pittman | The Tartan


Conservatory), and Michael before the show and during the production while she and others that they would perform
Moret (Texas State University). intermission by performing learned along the way while on upcoming productions at
It also included returning songs that are modern classics tour. Blackfriars Playhouse this
actors Topher Embrey, Kenn and that go with the themes of Alexis Baigue (Jim Casey) December, including Christmas
Hopkins Jr., Madeline Calais, the story. said it was director’s, José Carol and Every Christmas Story
and Andrew Tung. The story begins in Zayas, idea to double cast the Ever Told.

A Restaurant Review

Hank’s Drive In
B y M a d i s o n M i l l e r ‘21
fries and a drink. This meal is
only $7. The burger is pretty
super convenient for your
order to be ready when you
experience. My favorite part
of the whole experience is
I feel that Hank’s
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big, so big that I did not even arrive so you can take it back watching the cooks through is a hidden gem,
a classic drive-in
finish it. I ordered my burger home for dinner. the window as they prep your

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ank’s Drive-In is a with ketchup and onions, and Hank’s offers sandwiches, meal in real-time. 
local restaurant that
has been here for
it was super fresh. I would
recommend this combo,
burgers, chicken sandwiches,
hot dogs, grilled cheese, BLT’s,
The only downside was
the long wait. I will definitely
with affordable
years serving up timeless especially if you’re planning and so much more. return, and I would recommend prices. The
favorites. It’s a classic drive-up on grubbing on some fries too. They also offer a daily this to anyone who wants
restaurant with burgers, fries I went on a Friday around special that changes every day. classic drive-in food with curb experience was
and fizzy soda.
Hank’s is across the bridge
6:15 p.m. We parked, and a
carhop came out in about two
They post this on their window
at the drive-in.
service. It’s a perfect spot for
a date night or a snack to tide
great, and it is
in Fairlawn just past Bojangles, minutes. Once we ordered, we They accept cash, card, and you over until dinnertime. an excellent spot
only five minutes from Radford waited for about 25 minutes, mobile payment. The hours are Monday
University’s campus. The because they were swamped I feel that Hank’s is a through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - for the whole
building is covered in patriotic
coloring with big letters that
inside and out.
Hank’s has those World’s-
hidden gem, a classic drive-
in with affordable prices. The
7:00 p.m. and they are closed
on Sunday. Overall: 9/10 family. 
read, Hank’s Drive-In, so you Finest Chocolate bars for only experience was great, and it is
can’t miss it. a dollar. Those are my favorite, an excellent spot for the whole
I have lived in this area my so of course, I had to grab a few family. 
whole life, and I have noticed of them. If you are in the mood to go
this restaurant in passing. In If you don’t want curb inside for dining, I would highly
the time I’ve been at Radford service, you can dine inside or recommend it. The atmosphere
University, I finally decided on the patio, which is a neat inside is great; you can watch
to try it. From the first time I feature for a drive-in. the staff prep the food, and
went, I knew it was going to be You can also place an order watch the chef cook your meal
a new hangout spot. over the phone for pick up. A as well. This is a quality that
In my third time going few weeks back, I did an over makes a restaurant great and
Courtesy of Hank’s Drive In

to Hank’s, I ordered the big the phone order and went to unique.
burger combo, which includes pick it up in 10 minutes. It’s Overall, it was a good
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By Sierra Bradley‘21
Culture Comics Presents: sbradley19@radford.edu

Virginia’s Weekly Forecast

RU Involved in Campus Life


Here is a list of events to look Friday, Nov. 15 At 7:30 p.m. in Bondurant Bonnie Lobby, a table will be Class will be shown.
forward to this week: Auditorium, students from set up to help students learn Sister Circle Discussion
La Bonne Cuisine: At 7:00 the Dept. of Dance will be about the pain of autoimmune Group: From 5:30 p.m. - 6:30
Thursday, Nov. 14 p.m. in the Covington Center, performing Ballet. diseases and mental health. p.m. in Heth 157, women can
Opera Workshop students will Rhoyalty After Dark: TIPS Training: From 5:00 stop by to discuss different
Talk Saves Lives Training: have a performance featuring From 10:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. at p.m. - 7:00 p.m. in Kyle 201, topics relevant to them. Contact
From 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. in sweets, tea, coffee and music. the Mac courts, Sigma Gamma the Fraternity and Sorority Life Buffy Ruffin at bruffin@radford.
Heth 043, Student Counseling Casino Night: From 8:00 Rho is hosting a Founder’s Day Office will be hosting a training edu for more information.
Services will be hosting a p.m. - 11:00 p.m. in the Muse celebration where students can session that will teach students Bowling for Babies: From
presentation talking about Banquet Hall, RSPaCE is hosting come by to mingle. how to reduce high-risk drinking 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. in the
suicide and suicide prevention. a Casino Night with snacks, DJ behavior among their peers. Bonnie Game Room, Sigma
Dinner at Dalton with the G-Wiz and Dave the Magician. Sunday, Nov. 17 Queer People of Color Sigma Sigma will be hosting a
Directors: From 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 Students can play casino games (QPOC) SexualiTEA Dialogues: bowling night to raise money.
p.m. in Dalton Hall, Citizen and enter to win prizes. eXpresso: Informational From 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. in RHOmember to Study:
Leader Directors will be having Meeting: From 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 Heth 157, the Center for Diversity From 6:22 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. in
dinner with students. Bring your Saturday, Nov. 16 p.m. in Heth 019, Chi Upsilon and Inclusion will be providing a Cook 129, Sigma Gamma Rho
swipe! Sigma National Latin Sorority, safe space for members of the will be hosting an event where
Weekly Worship at the 2k Tournament: From 12:00 Inc. is hosting an interest LGBTQ+ community to have students can come by to study
BCM: From 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. in Waldron 226, meeting for all women who are discussions. and complete assignments.
p.m. at the Lifehouse (Baptist Phi Beta Sigma is hosting an interested. RUP(ie)D: From 7:00 p.m. - Sigma Studies: From 7:14
Collegiate Ministry Building), event where students can come 8:00 p.m. in Calhoun Hall, RUPD p.m. - 9:00 p.m. in Waldron 219,
join the Baptist Collegiate by and compete in their 2k Monday, Nov. 18 will be having pie with students Phi Beta Sigma will be hosting an
Ministry for their weekly Tournament. and discussing what activities event where students can come
worship. Alice @ Wonderland: Food Drive for Bobcat residents can and cannot do. by to complete assignments.
An Evening of Ballet: At 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Backpacks: From 11:00 a.m. - New Horizons Guest Artist
At 7:30 p.m. in Bondurant in Pridemore Playhouse, the 2:00 p.m. at the Bonnie, Alpha Tuesday, Nov. 14 Recital: Martin Jones, pianist:
Auditorium, students from theatre department is putting Chi Rho will have a table set up From 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. in the
the Dept. of Dance will be on a play of Alice in Wonderland, for people to donate food items. African Art Class Show: All Covington Center, Martin Jones
performing Ballet. but with a modern twist. Silent Pain Table: From day in Porterfield Gallery 205, will be hosting a performance.
An Evening of Ballet: 12:00 p.m. - 3: 00 p.m. in the an exhibit from the African Art Admission is free.
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A coyote can hear a mouse
a pseudo-lockdown procedure. that were in use at the time People don’t seem to understand
moving underneath a foot of B y A a r o n C o o p e r s m i t h ’22
They let me in, but I had to take displayed an alert over the that students who were in other
snow. mcoopersmith@radford.edu
an alternative route back to my entire screen. Intercoms inside buildings couldn’t return to their
room since all of the electronic buildings played a message dormitory and were stranded.

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n Oct. 29, the campus locks had been set to lock as well. These all went out at Radford should have just
of Radford University permanently until the procedure around the same time, 8:45 p.m. declared that a lockdown
Looking for froze in fear. At 8:49 was over. The email, computer and was happening, thereby
p.m., an RU Alert email was sent Now that it’s weeks later, intercom alerts all said the same communicating the severity of
Tartan Archives? to students and faculty: “This we’re left to look at this situation thing. “This is an RU Alert. Report the crisis to the students.
is an RU Alert. Report of shots from every angle to determine of shots fired near campus. Seek Radford cannot try to create
Rediscover the history of the fired near campus. Seek shelter what happened. News reporters shelter immediately and stay a limbo of security, acting as if
Tartan through exploring all the immediately and stay indoors.” are collecting any information indoors.” However, the text the campus is under lockdown
way back to 1910, when it was Just like that, students they can get their hands on, alert, which students have to opt but not informing the students.
initially called the Grapurchat
on campus hunkered down police are still left trying to find into, contained the additional It leaves students ignorant of
to when it was rebranded as the
anywhere they could, remaining the suspect that successfully info that the suspect, a male in the fact that movement across
Tartan in 1979.
in dorms or other campus fled, and the university is trying an orange coat (later determined campus is limited for those
Go to rutartan.com and select buildings. its best to show they followed a to be red) was last seen fleeing trying to seek shelter. I see this
the “More” tab to find those Many people’s reaction sound procedure. towards campus. as incompetence for this type of
archives. might be to call family members My own experience and That vital information emergency.

Many news outlets


or friends to calm any worry. research have revealed that the should have been included
Do old newspapers bore you? But, testing fate, I rushed out of university handled this situation in every form of alert sent to

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my dorm to see the state of the
campus during the crisis. After
with some incompetence.
Many news outlets state
students and faculty.
The university didn’t declare
state that the event
gallery on Flicker by selecting
the “photo” tab to wander
swiftly walking through Muse’s that the event occurred at 8:25 a formal lockdown, but they occurred at 8:25
p.m. One would
our photos taken by our C-wing’s front entrance, my p.m. One would think that when informed faculty to act as if
exceptionally phenomenal eyes laid upon a barren campus. students’ safety is at risk, it a lockdown was happening.
photographers. Few souls wandered around.
My investigation around
won’t take the University 20
minutes to send out an email
Buildings were locked, keeping
anyone from entering them -
think that when
campus led me to find that containing simple information. students could leave, but if a students’ safety
certain buildings, one being
the library, were locked from
This criticism might seem
trivial, but in a situation where
threat were to appear on campus,
students couldn’t re-enter. is at risk, it won’t
the outside. One man on the
run from the police had left the
a possibly armed suspect is
potentially heading to campus,
I understand that this
protocol still protects students
take the University
campus almost barren of any every minute matters. if they stay in the buildings, but 20 minutes to
activity.
I returned to Muse to find
Let’s examine the ways
Radford alerted its students of
Radford failed to communicate
the details.
send out an email
my RA standing at the main the emergency. Both email and Many news outlets reported containing simple
entrance. There, I found out text alerts were sent to students that there was no lockdown
that RAs were operating under and faculty. School computers conducted by the university. information.
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Highlander’s Become Back to Back Big South Champions
Tic-Tac-Toe
in the second half firing on Perez got past the defense claimed their seventh Big South
B y Z ac h P ot t e r ‘20 all cylinders. Gardner-Webb and went toe-to-toe with the Tournament title. That gives
zpotter2@radford.edu wouldn’t let them off easy as Bulldogs’ goalie. She found Radford more championships
their stout defense made it an opening and drove a shot than anyone else in the Big

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adford Women’s Soccer difficult for any Radford attack. right at the oncoming keeper. South Conference. Radford now
defeated Gardner- Thanks to a Gardner-Webb The keeper, Katelyn Kellogg, has finished the season with 16
Webb 2-1 on Sunday in foul, Lily McLane got a chance stretched her hands out and wins and a spot in the NCAA
Matthews, NC, claiming their to tie the game up with a free- only managed to graze it with Tournament.
second straight Big South kick from about 35-yards out. her fingertips. But that wouldn’t Perez and Kaplan will look
Tournament Championship. McLane nailed the ball and be enough as the ball rolled into to lead the Highlanders as they
The Highlanders finished a placed it in the top left corner of the goal. face one of their toughest tests
comeback effort dramatically the goal, over the outstretched The Highlanders kept the of the season this upcoming
from 1-0 and scoring two goals hands of the goalkeeper. pressure on and fired three Friday. Radford is set to face the
in the second half. Nelia Perez The Bulldogs came back with more shots compared to the University of Virginia in the field
scored the late winner, which an attack of their own. They Bulldogs’ one to become Big of 64 in the NCAA Tournament.
The RU Funnies sealed the victory for Radford. had one shot graze the crossbar South Champions for the second Radford hopes to upset a
hat did the tree say to autumn? The first half saw Radford and two more saved by Radford straight year. top-ranked Virginia team and
leaf me alone. only firing five shots. This had goalkeeper Courtenay Kaplan. Radford managed 18 shots put their names in the record
--- to change in the second half Gabi Paupst managed to compared to Gardner-Webb’s books like a similar underdog
What did one autumn leaf say to for the Highlanders to have any break away from the defense for 11. The Bulldogs also had twice named UMBC.
another? hope of winning the game. the Highlanders. She drove the as many fouls at 14 compared to
I’m falling for you. Radford seemed to feel ball down the field and found Radford’s seven.
--- the urgency and came out Perez with a perfect pass. The Highlanders have now
Why did summer catch autumn?

Men’s Basketball Drops First Game


Because autumn is fall.
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Why do the Boston Red Sox fans love
autumn?
Because watching the leaves fall The Highlanders only second half. it back within a four-point lead
reminds them of the (Yankees).
B y L u c a s C a r r ‘20 secured one lead during the The first instance was when as Jones corralled a rebound
lcarr15@radford.edu
--- 40-minute bout, and that came Jones was fouled on a layup, and went coast-to-coast for a
within the first 39 seconds of the subsequently knocking down smooth transition dunk.

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How do you fix a broken pumpkin?
With a pumpkin patch. adford’s Carlik Jones game as Jones knocked down a the shot from the charity strike On the succeeding play,
--- had a career night free throw following a hard take to make it 45-41 with 5:06 left sophomore Cle’von Greene
Why are trees very forgiving? in the Highlanders’ to the basket. to play. caught a pass from the opposition
Because in the Fall they “Let It Go” season opener against Liberty Though the first half was led Unfortunately, Liberty’s Myo and skipped the ball to Jones on
and in the Spring they “turn over a University last Friday. predominantly by Liberty, Jones Baxter-Bell converted a layup, the wing. Jones knocked down
new leaf”. The redshirt junior scored 31 and the Highlanders brought the and Kyle Rode knocked down the shot and was fouled from
--- points leading the team to a 41- lead within only four points in a three-point shot to push the behind the three-point line. He
How do leaves get from place to place? 33 advantage over the Flames in the second half. lead to nine. was unable to squeeze the lead
With autumn-mobiles. the second half but was unable to Radford was able to cut the With 30 seconds left in the
overcome the first-half deficit. lead to four twice during the game, the Highlanders brought TURN TO DROP PAGE 11
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throw shot with just 12 seconds the clock, but with Flames in the sunk both of them. final score of 66-60.
FROM DROP, PAGE 10
left in regulation. double bonus, he was allotted Liberty clinched the victory The Highlanders shot 45
to three as he missed the free Kyle Rode was fouled to stop two free throws in which he against the Highlanders with a percent from the field during

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Shakespeare Actors Bring Grapes of Wrath to RU?


B y M a r g a r e t P i t t m a n ’23 Alexis Baigue (Jim Casey) then migrate to California to “Touring is in our DNA,” Square), Sara Linares (Asolo
mpittman9@radford.edu said it was director’s, José escape oppression. as artistic director Ethan Conservatory), and Michael
Zayas, idea to double cast the The Joad family faces McSweeny puts it. Moret (Texas State University).

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he American Shakespeare actors playing children as the hardships along Route 66 but They have been rehearsing It also included returning
Center (ASC) came to grandparents as well. perseveres through it all to reach the production since early July actors Topher Embrey, Kenn
Radford University to The production had many the end. They sent off the play and began touring in September. Hopkins Jr., Madeline Calais,
perform the classic play The scenes of tragedy and loss. with a mellow, almost saddening ASC actor-musicians and Andrew Tung.
Grapes of Wrath on their National Moret, an actor, says to keep up song that captures the message helped entertain the audience Radford was their last stop
tour, hosted by the College of with the emotion after so many of the story. before the show and during the on the 2019 - 20 tour, which is
Visual and Performing Arts. performances of the show, he Music played a big part intermission by performing their 31st Annual tour since the
The original piece, written tends to think of his girlfriend to in portraying the theme of songs that are modern classics company started in Stanton, VA
by John Steinbeck in 1939, help him bring that emotion out.  perseverance. Andrea Bellamore and that go with the themes of in 1988.
came to life by the regional Another technique the (Al Joad) said most of her fellow the story. According to the Radford
theatre company in Bondurant actors use is taking deep breaths actors already knew how to play The story begins in University’s website, in 2018 -19,
Auditorium on Saturday, Nov. 9.  with each other to remind them the various instruments for the Oklahoma, where a family the tour traveled over 15,000
ASC introduced three new they are in this together. production while she and others of tenant farmers who live miles, bringing the American
performers in the cast - Mia “I feel a lot for the story learned along the way while on in poverty (the Joads), are Shakespeare Center to more
Wurgaft (Shakespeare in the and try to bring [the character’s tour. desperate for better lives. They than 16,000 fans. 
Square), Sara Linares (Asolo emotions] out. It helps with my Alexis Baigue (Jim Casey) then migrate to California to “Touring is in our DNA,”
Conservatory), and Michael When Everthing emotions in said it was director’s, José escape oppression. as artistic director Ethan
Moret (Texas State University). real life, too,” Moret said. Zayas, idea to double cast the The Joad family faces McSweeny puts it.
It also included returning The cast announced actors playing children as the hardships along Route 66 but They have been rehearsing
actors Topher Embrey, Kenn that they would perform grandparents as well. perseveres through it all to reach the production since early July
Hopkins Jr., Madeline Calais, upcoming productions at The production had many the end. They sent off the play and began touring in September.
and Andrew Tung. Blackfriars Playhouse this scenes of tragedy and loss. with a mellow, almost saddening ASC actor-musicians
Radford was their last stop December, including Christmas Moret, an actor, says to keep up song that captures the message helped entertain the audience
on the 2019 - 20 tour, which is Carol and Every Christmas Story with the emotion after so many of the story. before the show and during the
their 31st Annual tour since the Ever Told. is tends to think of his girlfriend Music played a big part intermission by performing
company started in Stanton, VA The original piece, written to help him bring that emotion in portraying the theme of songs that are modern classics
in 1988. by John Steinbeck in 1939, out.  perseverance. Andrea Bellamore and that go with the themes of
According to the Radford came to life by the regional Another technique the (Al Joad) said most of her fellow the story.
University’s website, in 2018 -19, theatre company in Bondurant actors use is taking deep breaths actors already knew how to play The story begins in
the tour traveled over 15,000 Auditorium on Saturday, Nov. 9.  with each other to remind them the various instruments for the Oklahoma, where a family
miles, bringing the American ASC introduced three new they are in this together. production while she and others of tenant farmers who live
Shakespeare Center to more performers in the cast - Mia “I feel a lot for the story learned along the way while on in poverty (the Joads), are
than 16,000 fans.  Wurgaft (Shakespeare in the and try to bring [the character’s Gone, desperate for better lives. They
“Touring is in our DNA,” Square), Sara Linares (Asolo emotions] out. It helps with my Alexis Baigue (Jim Casey) then migrate to California to
as artistic director Ethan Conservatory), and Michael personal emotions in real life, said it was director’s, José escape oppression.
McSweeny puts it. Moret (Texas State University). too,” Moret said. Zayas, idea to double cast the The Joad family faces
They have been rehearsing It also included returning The cast announced actors playing children as the hardships along Route 66 but
the production since early July actors Topher Embrey, Kenn that they would perform grandparents as well. perseveres through it all to
and began touring in September. Hopkins Jr., Madeline Calais, upcoming productions at The production had many reach the end. They sent off
ASC actor-musicians and Andrew Tung. Blackfriars Playhouse this scenes of tragedy and loss. the What’s Left? captures the
helped entertain the audience Radford was their last stop December, including Christmas Moret, an actor, says to keep up message of the story.
before the show and during the on the 2019 - 20 tour, which is Carol and Every Christmas Story with the emotion after so many Music played a big part
intermission by performing their 31st Annual tour since the Ever Told. performances of the show, he in portraying the theme of
songs that are modern classics company started in Stanton, VA The original piece, written tends to think of his girlfriend to perseverance. Andrea Bellamore
and that go with the themes of in 1988. by John Steinbeck in 1939, help him bring that emotion out.  (Al Joad) said most of her fellow
the story. According to the Radford came to life by the regional Another technique the actors already knew how to play
The story begins in University’s website, in 2018 -19, theatre company in Bondurant actors use is taking deep breaths the various instruments for the
Oklahoma, where a family the tour traveled over 15,000 Auditorium on Saturday, Nov. 9.  with each other to remind them production while she and others
of tenant farmers who live miles, bringing the American ASC introduced three new they are in this together. learned along the way while on
in poverty (the Joads), are Shakespeare Center to more performers in the cast - Mia “I feel a lot for the story tour.
desperate for better lives. They than 16,000 fans.  Wurgaft (Shakespeare in the and try to bring [the character’s Alexis Baigue (Jim Casey)
then migrate to California to “Touring is in our DNA,” Square), Sara Linares (Asolo emotions] out. It helps with my said it was director’s, José
escape oppression. as artistic director Ethan Conservatory), and Michael personal emotions in real life, Zayas, idea to double cast the
The Joad family faces McSweeny puts it. Moret (Texas State University). too,” Moret said. actors playing children as the
hardships along Route 66 but They have been rehearsing It also included returning The cast announced grandparents as well.
perseveres through it all to reach the production since early July actors Topher Embrey, Kenn that they would perform The production had many
the end. They sent off the play and began touring in September. Hopkins Jr., Madeline Calais, upcoming productions at scenes of tragedy and loss.
with a mellow, almost saddening ASC actor-musicians and Andrew Tung. Blackfriars Playhouse this Moret, an actor, says to keep up
song that captures the message helped entertain the audience Radford was their last stop December, including Christmas with the emotion after so many
of the story. before the show and during the on the 2019 - 20 tour, which is Carol and Every Christmas Story performances of the show, he
Music played a big part intermission by performing their 31st Annual tour since the Ever Told. tends to think of his girlfriend to
in portraying the theme of songs that are modern classics company started in Stanton, VA The original piece, written help him bring that emotion out. 
perseverance. Andrea Bellamore and that go with the themes of in 1988. by John Steinbeck in 1939, Another technique the
(Al Joad) said most of her fellow the story. According to the Radford came to life by the regional actors use is taking deep breaths
actors already knew how to play The story begins in University’s website, in 2018 -19, theatre company in Bondurant with each other to remind them
the various instruments for the Oklahoma, where a family the tour traveled over 15,000 Auditorium on Saturday, Nov. 9.  they are in this together.
production while she and others of tenant farmers who live miles, bringing the American ASC introduced three new “I feel a lot for the story
learned along the way while on in poverty (the Joads), are Shakespeare Center to more performers in the cast - Mia and try to bring [the character’s
tour. desperate for better lives. They than 16,000 fans.  Wurgaft (Shakespeare in the emotions] out. It helps with my