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Letter from the Editor: The


'I'm Still Standing'
Tartan
A
s I am writing this, it has The first three semesters stories that we as a community
been one year, 11 months since I became Editor-in-Chief can be a better-informed public
and 14 days since I took were like dog years. The Tartan and have open discussions on
my position here at The Tartan went through fast changes; sometimes hard topics that
as the Editor-in-Chief, and it there was a re-birth, a toddler/ some people might take offense
has only gotten crazier and more child period, and then some time to; however, that’s just the job of
exciting since then. as a teenager that just wanted to a journalist.
Back in 2017, while it’s see how long this organization “Journalism can never be
unfortunate to say, The Tartan could stay afloat. Now, it’s a silent: That is its greatest virtue
was not at a good place at proud and prosperous young and its greatest fault. It must
all. In fact, I would say it was adult fighting the good fight and speak, and speak immediately,
pretty dead as far as a campus trying to be unique. while the echoes of wonder, the
publication can be, let alone a As the Editor-in-Chief and a claims of triumph and the signs
newspaper. There was no design, full-time student (some people of horror are still in the air,” said
structure, communication, forget that), this semester threw Henry Anatole Grunwald.
online presence, editing or a lot at me, and it was difficult, P.S. The newspapers didn’t
really anything. It was just there. but anything worth fighting for steal themselves. 
When the Highlander is never easy. The purpose of
Student Media committee hired The Tartan is to be a newspaper, “Journalism can
me as The Tartan’s new Editor-
in-Chief, I was just a freshman
and gosh darn it, this semester it
did just that and more.
never be silent:
at the end of my first semester I couldn’t be more proud of That is its greatest
at Radford. I didn’t know what I and thankful for the support
was getting into, but I felt up for and work brought forth virtue and its
it. I mean, I didn’t realize it was
a paid position until a few days
from my editors, reporters,
photographers, artists and greatest fault. It Making a quick stop at Burger King while traveling to
the Fall 2019 National College Media Convention.

after I got hired. I was going to


do all of it for free! Insane right?
contributors. Without them,
this newspaper wouldn’t exist
must speak, and (L-R) Geoff White, Dustin Staples, Dylan Lepore,
Sarah Jennings, Jessica Mundy, Denae Rauls,
However, looking back on as it does today. I know if you speak immediately, Garrett Ludwig, and Daniel Meaney.

while the echoes of


the sheer growth The Tartan ask anyone that knows me,
has been through in the last “Where is Dylan at?” they would
two years is astounding. The
Tartan went from seven to 35
likely say “the office” every time
because I never leave. But I ask,
wonder, the claims of See you next year,

newsstands in and around the what’s there to edit if there’s no triumph and the signs
Radford campus, finally finalized content?
the design of the paper, reached It’s The Tartan staff that of horror are still in the
a staff of more than 20 people,
broke more into hard news
goes out, on the little free time
they have, to report, capture
air,” said Henry Anatole Dylan Lepore
stories and became a useful and and record stories to share with Grunwald.” – Henry Editor-in-Chief
informative newspaper for the the community to inform, or at The Tartan
Radford community.  times entertain. It’s with these Anatole Grunwald @dylanslegos
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The
Tartan

Editorial:
Editor-in-Chief: Dylan Lepore
dlepore1@radford.edu

Managing Editor:
CONTENTS
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 02 LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: 'I'M
Staff Writers: Wesley Wallace, Caitlin Billman, STILL STANDING'
Madison Miller, Margaret Pittman, Aaron
Coopersmith, Lucas Carr, and Dustin Staples
(weather) 04 NEW LEAD OF RU HUMAN
Photography and Advertising: RESOURCES
Photography Manager: Radford’s new Assistant Vice President (AVP) of Human
Hailey Scherer
Resources will be Amel Cuskovic from Virginia Tech
hscherer1@radford.edu
Cuskovic will serve as the administrator for all of Radford’s HR-
Staff Photographers: Jordan Bennett and related functions for everything that has to do with
Madison Miller employment, ranging from policies to benefits.
SMADs Manager: Denae Rauls
smads@radford.edu
-- JOSHUA NEASE: RADFORD CARBON
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contact.
NEUTRAL BY 2040
Radford University’s sustainability manager, Joshua Nease,
WHO WE ARE started working for the university in 2016. Now that he has been
The Tartan is published on Wednesday during the
Fall and Spring semesters and is free of charge. One
at Radford for nearly three years, his goal is to make the ...
copy per person. The Tartan’s circulation is 1,500 and
currently distributed at more than 29 locations on and
around Radford University. The publication is printed at
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The Tartan is part of Highlander Student Media and is


completely student-run. As a newspaper, The Tartan
reserves the right to address, explore and delve into
issues that affect Radford University student body and
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MISSION STATMENT
The Tartan is a student-produced weekly newspaper
05 A LOOK BACK AT THE WEATHER
maintained in order to provide the Radford University
community with important news issues as well as to
OF FALL 2019
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,
06 NEW TAKE ON ALICE IN
leadership and management. As a newspaper, The Tartan
exists to provide a fair and balanced version of the news to WONDERLAND, ALICE @
Radford University and the surrounding area.

ADVERTISING
WONDERLAND
The deadline for all advertising is 5 p.m. on Tuesday The Theatre Department of The College of Visual and
before the desired issue of publication. Ads must be

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classic, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (more commonly
known as Alice in Wonderland), a book originally written by ...
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2019.

We train future journalists, editors, radio


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Former Employee Sues Radford for Discrimination


alleges three counts of illegal Had Radford not renewed his on his department, which made Review Committee.
B y J e r e m y M o s e r ’19 discrimination and one count of contract, Kolajo claims they for a stark contrast from the The defendants retort that
jmoser9@radford.edu breach of contract.  would have had to pay him 12 positive reviews Kolajo had Kolajo’s prior experience did not
The lawsuit also claims that months’ salary as severance. received from superiors up to obligate them to select him to

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adford’s Interim Provost Kolajo experienced numerous By eliminating his position that point. lead the committee.
is being accused of racial slights from Kenna Colley, who less than a month after renewing Specifically, the lawsuit Kolajo alleges that Colley
discrimination in a is white, since she was hired as his contract, Kolajo claims they juxtaposes Kolajo’s performance went over his head in hiring a
lawsuit that claims, among other Radford’s Interim Provost in only had to offer him 90 days of rating of “consistently above new Interim Associate Director
things, that she mistreated a October of 2017. salary. standards” from Provost of Institutional Effectiveness
former employee and breached In a response submitted to The defendants take a very Joseph Scartelli in 2016 with and Quality Improvement. The
his contract. the court on Aug. 15, defendants different stance. They deny ever Colley telling Kolajo that his defendants deny that Kolajo had
Colley and Radford University having offered Kolajo 90 days’ department needed to change, sole hiring authority over the
flatly deny the majority of salary, and instead say that the without providing specific position, and also deny Kolajo’s
Kolajo’s allegations and ask that severance payout ended as soon details, during their first claim that she did not consult
the case be dismissed. as Kolajo accepted his current meeting after her taking the him first.
Kolajo claims that when employment at Norfolk State position. Tom Harrington, an
Colley eliminated his position University. The defendants deny that attorney for Kolajo and from the
“effective immediately” in They allege that Kolajo this criticism at their first Employment Law Group, told
June 2018, less than a month waived Radford’s liability when meeting was ever made, and The Tartan that he had advised
after Radford had renewed his he accepted the amount of claim that Colley gave Kolajo a his client not to speak to the
contract for another year, she money they offered him. similar performance rating as press, as it would likely not help
did so because of his race and Kolajo’s suit makes numerous her predecessor. the chances of his case.
national origin. claims that characterize Colley The defendants also deny The Tartan reached out to
The defendants deny that as targeting him and treating Kolajo’s claim that he was Radford University, Ebenezer
the elimination was effective him differently than his white responsible for the Southern Kolajo, and Kenna Colley for
immediately. If it were, it would coworkers. Associaton of Colleges and comment but received no
go against the guidelines laid out Notably, Kolajo claims that Schools Commissions on response. 
Dr. Ebenezer Kolajo
in the Radford Administrative Colley would make comments Colleges (SACSCOC), Radford’s
Dr. Ebenezer Kolajo, who is and Professional Faculty about not being able to accreditation agency, telling
black and a Nigerian American Handbook, which requires understand his accent, would Radford in December of 2013
who speaks with an accent, 90 days of notice before the interrupt him during meetings, that it would no longer be
was hired in January of 2013 position’s elimination. speak on his behalf, and regularly monitoring Radford’s
as Assistant Vice Provost for The lawsuit claims that the correct his pronunciation. The accreditation metrics.
Academic Assesment, and in reasons given for eliminating defendants deny this entirely. According to the SACSCOC
that position, worked with an his position are “false and The lawsuit alleges numerous accreditation listing, Radford
accreditation agency to ensure are pretext for unlawful instances of Colley meeting last had its accreditation

Photo’s Courtesy of Radford University Relations


Radford met accreditation discrimination.” It points out with Kolajo’s staff without his affirmed in 2012 and is next up
standards. that Kolajo’s position was knowledge. When asked about for reaffirmation in 2023.
Discovered through eliminated despite there being it, the lawsuit claims that Colley When it came time to accredit
documents obtained by two white “similarly situated just told Kolajo to “let it go.” the newly acquired Jefferson
The Tartan, the civil action employees” whose jobs were not. The defendants also deny this College of Health Sciences,
submitted to the District Kolajo alleges that the way outright. Kolajo alleges that Colley
Court for the Western District Radford terminated his position Kolajo claims that from day unfairly selected someone under
of Virginia on May 31, 2019, affected him monetarily. one, Colley “heaped criticism” Kolajo to lead the Academic Kenna Colley

New Lead of RU Human Resources Joshua Nease: Radford Carbon Neutral by 2040
resources, with nine of those process of revising our Climate do this, he explains, requires
B y C a i t l i n B i l l m a n ’22 years in higher education. He
B y W e s l e y W a l l ac e ’22 Action Plan, which is now ten conservation. Nease wants to
cbillman1@radford.edu wwallace5@radford.edu
has a master’s degree in Human years old.” create more energy-efficient

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adford’s new Assistant Resources Management from adford University’s The current Climate Action buildings that will leave a
Vice President (AVP) of the University of Richmond. He s u s t a i n a b i l i t y Plan was finalized in 2013, and smaller carbon footprint.
Human Resources will currently works as the Director manager, Joshua Nease said that Radford has After that, Nease says the
be Amel Cuskovic from Virginia of Human Resources for the Nease, started working for the accomplished most of its goals. university must switch to better
Tech Office of the Vice President for university in 2016. Now that he sources of energy. The university
Cuskovic will serve as Health Sciences and Technology has been at Radford for nearly “However, some things purchases all of its electricity
the administrator for all of at Virginia Tech. three years, his goal is to make on campus have from a power plant and uses
Radford’s HR-related functions While at Virginia Tech, the university carbon-neutral by changed and aren’t gasoline to power most of its on-
for everything that has to do Cuskovic led an HR unit that 2040. campus vehicles.
with employment, ranging from served over 500 staff members. He is currently working
applicable to the plan “To eliminate those carbon
policies to benefits. He also led the development with Radford University’s anymore,” he said. “The emissions, we have to stop using
According to the university, of a plan for the expansion of Sustainability Steering landscape of solutions those fuel sources and switch to
he will also be developing a biomedical research. Cuskovic Committee to revise the renewable energy sources like
“customer-centric organization also “improved retention by university’s 2013 Climate Action
related to climate change wind and solar energy,” he said.
and collaborative culture applying market competitive Plan to include more ways to and greenhouse gas The third strategy for taking
through strategic initiatives, compensation and engagement sequester Radford’s carbon emissions are completely on our carbon emissions, Nease
while nurturing an effective, strategies,” according to the emissions.
different than what they says, is to buy carbon credits
team-based environment.” He university. “Right now, I’m really excited to offset our emissions. Each
will start at Radford on Nov. 25, John Sanders is currently the about what we’re starting to do in were ten years ago.” carbon credit allows one ton of
2019. Interim AVP for HR at Radford the Sustainability committee,” Nease hopes this new carbon emissions. Buying into
Cuskovic has almost 15 University, a department with he said in an interview with the revision of the Climate Action carbon credits would let the
years of experience in human approximately 11 employees. Tartan.  Plan can have the university university sell its surplus if it
“We’re starting to go into the carbon-neutral by 2040. To emitted less than its target goal. 
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The
Fall 2019
Final Exam
Schedule
B y D yl a n L e p o r e ’20
dlepore1@radford.edu

S
tudents will have two
hours to complete their
final exams which will
start on the hour according to
the Office of Registrar list below.
If students have any conflict
with their exam schedule or
if they happen to have three
or more exams on one day,
students are allowed to seek
the instructor of the course to
arrange a change in your final
exam schedule.

Jonathan Sweet: Increase Employment Opportunities Within the County


Pulaski County. done,” he told The Tartan in an
B y W e s l e y W a l l ac e ’22 Jonathan Sweet has interview.
wwallace5@radford.edu been working as a Chief During the rise of his career,
Administrative Officer for 15 Sweet’s hometown in Grayson

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fter taking the position years. At 24, he became the County experienced increased
in 2017, Pulaski County County Administrator for Bland amounts of unemployment,
County, VA, and with that, he poverty, and was ultimately
Administrator Johnathan became one of the youngest sinking toward financial ruin.
Sweet has partnered with county administrators in the After serving in Bland County
numerous international state of Virginia. for nearly six years, he decided
companies to increase to leave his position to become
With Volvo ... created

Photo by Dylan Lepore | The Tartan


employment opportunities the County Administrator in
within the rural county.  approximately 3,000 Grayson County, a change he
This year, Sweet helped
secure $400 million in
jobs within the county. didn’t take lightly.
“I had the skillset, passion,
capital investment from the Sweet faced a challenge; he and experience to make real
Jonathan Sweet
car manufacturer Volvo. It is was entering a position where change in Grayson County,”
currently the largest capital his employees were all much Sweet said. “I literally left it up
investment in Southwest older than him. He had to adapt. to God, fate, and chance to see “I didn’t demand respect, and I never had to
Virginia and has created “I didn’t demand respect, whether or not I would get the tell anyone that I was the boss. I went into the
approximately 3,000 jobs within
the county, which could also
and I never had to tell anyone
that I was the boss. I went into
job after I applied.”
After receiving the position,
position eager to learn, help, and knew that
benefit citizens in the City of the position eager to learn, Sweet was able to revitalize my most important role was to make sure that
Radford.
Additionally, Sweet
help, and knew that my most
important role was to make sure
the county’s financial stability,
establish trust between county
my county professionals had the necessary
has brought international that my county professionals citizens and local government, resources and support to get their jobs done,”
companies from Australia, had the necessary resources and created a plethora of new he told The Tartan in an interview.
Brazil, Mexico, and Canada to and support to get their jobs job opportunities.

A Look Back at the Weather of Fall 2019


overnight lows remained in the for much of September was hot conditions. For the rest of to the mid-50s and lows in the
B y D u s t i n S ta p l e s ’22 mid-60s to near-70s. rainfall. Virginia experienced October, it started to cool off, mid-20s to 30s. After the fifth
dstaples1@radford.edu At the start of September, the most prolonged and driest and it began to feel like autumn. day, autumn made a comeback,
the month went down as one of drought it’s had years. Annually, High temperatures averaged but not before another cold air

I
t’s not surprising to see the the warmest on record for 2019. there has been an average of between the mid-60s to low 80s mass remained in place again.
temperatures of the last few For at least eight out of 30 days, two to four inches of rain in and overnight lows ranging from There was even Radford’s first
days fluctuating as much as we had temperatures between 90 Southwest Virginia. 32 to 66 degrees. taste of a few snow flurries, with
they have been. and 94 degrees, with hazy, hot, Continuing that warmer As for the drought, which temperatures in the 30s as highs
Since school started Aug. and humid conditions. For the trend, many were thinking seemed like it would never come and overnight lows in the teens
26, temperatures began near rest of the month, daytime highs autumn would be right around to an end, the rain finally made to mid-20s.
normal, with highs in the mid- stayed mostly in the low to mid- the corner. However, October a comeback. Now that we’re getting
70s to near-80s. The community 80s, with three days in mid-70s had other intentions to start. November came, and a our third taste of autumn this
has witnessed a mix of sun and and overnight lows from 46 to 67 For the first three days, there powerful cold air mass took weekend, we can expect another
clouds with typical afternoon degrees. were temperatures between 90 charge for the first few days, with cool-down to come soon.
showers and storms. The Something that was missing to 94 degrees, with sunny and temperatures in the upper 40s
Culture
6 | The Tartan Dylan Lepore, Editor-in-Chief // dlepore1@radford.edu // Culture

Arts and Entertainment in Radford

New Take on Alice in Wonderland, Alice @ Wonderland


The play was written by Alice (Rose Collins) firsts getting beheaded and gets a
B y M a r g a r e t P i t t m a n ’23 Jonathan Yukich and directed by comes onto the stage, talking signal on her phone again. 
mpittman9@radford.edu
Wesley Young. loudly on her phone. She The play ended with all of

T
he Theatre Department Although this is a different then meets the White Rabbit the characters dancing, which
of The College of version of the story, it still (Madison Lawson). was confusing because it didn’t
Visual and Performing has all of the same characters, As her phone dies, she falls have anything to do with the
Arts presented Alice @ including the Mad Hatter, White down the rabbit hole, eventually story.
Wonderland this past Saturday Rabbit, and the Queen of Hearts, entering the hall with locked The artwork and stage props
in Porterfield Hall. but they were slightly changed. doors played by the ensemble. were really colorful, and you
The production was based on The scenes were modernized, The way that they set it up was a could tell there was a lot of
the classic, Alice’s Adventures which adds a bit of humor. little confusing. In the original, detail put into them to make the
in Wonderland (more commonly Funny references to the only one doorknob could talk show seem realistic.
known as Alice in Wonderland), 21st Century were made by instead of all of them. I loved the acting in this

Photo Courtesy of Radford University Department of Theatre and Cinema


a book originally written by suggesting Google in scenes like Once Alice is able to fit show. The dialogue was more for
English author Charles Lutwidge the tea party and to Humpty inside the doors, she talks to a younger audience, but I would
Dodgson under the fictitious Dumpty (Bettina Cambridge). a Caterpillar (Frey Bendele), say it’s suitable for all ages. 
name Lewis Carroll in 1865. It Another example is referencing which happens to be smoking Knowing the original
tells the story of a young girl Alice’s “status update” on twitter hookah, probably my favorite storyline, and the advertisements
named Alice falling through a when seeing the interesting scene of the whole show. In the that I read, I was expecting
rabbit hole into a fantasy world Caterpillar (Frey Bendele) on her movie, the caterpillar seems to something a little different. For
populated by peculiar, odd journey through wonderland. be smoking something, but also a play based on Alice and her
creatures. Compared to the original, gives Alice advice instead of phone, it was odd that it died,
The new take on the show there was much less of an ridiculing her. and she never really used it. 
leaves everyone interested in introduction and time spent in Eventually, Alice finds her Overall, it was humorous and
how it would fit into the story. the real world. way back home after almost done well.

A Restaurant Review

Lin’s House convenient for any college cool décor.


B y M a d i s o n M i l l e r ‘21 student who needs a quick I ordered sesame chicken
mmiller190@radford.edu
meal. with a side of white rice and
The first time I ate here, a drink. I only waited eight

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on’t want to leave your I ordered delivery. It took minutes for my meal, and it was
dorm to eat on the around 20 minutes, which is well-made when it arrived. The
weekends? Try Lin’s not bad at all. When I called in sesame chicken was perfectly
House! the order, they had mentioned topped with sesame seeds for
This Chinese restaurant is it would be about a 40-minute an extra kick of flavor. The run-
two minutes from campus, in wait; they arrived in half the off sesame sauce graciously
the same shopping complex time. covered the white rice, making
as Food Lion. The location is The staff strives to get it even tastier.
food to you quick, from what The wait staff was helpful
I was not sure I can tell. The food was hot and came back to check-in
and fresh. I ordered chicken about every ten minutes or
what some with garlic sauce garnished so. The overall experience

items on the with a side of white rice. The


garlic sauce was very well
was great, and the dining
atmosphere was simplistic
picture menu flavored, not spicy at all. The and excellent. The staff was
whole order was around $10, energetic, friendly, and helpful.
were, so I asked including the delivery fee. The restaurant was very tidy

one of the More recently, I dined in


at Lin’s. I was not sure what
and well kept up.
I highly recommend trying
workers, and some items on the picture
menu were, so I asked one of
the chicken with garlic sauce
or the sesame chicken.
he was quick the workers, and he was quick

to answer my
to answer my questions. The The Tartan is not sponsored
restaurant was well lit with by Lin’s House. 
questions.
Courtesy of Lin’s House

multiple seating options to


choose from and decorated in Overall: 10/10
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Culture
Comics
Presents:
Happy
Finals
Week

By Sierra Bradley‘21
sbradley19@radford.edu

RU Involved in Campus Life


Here is a list of events to look Diversity and Inclusion will be make their own street signs. performance at 7:30 p.m. This is the Center for Diversity and
forward to this week: hosting a safe space for members Radford Men’s Basketball a ticketed event. Inclusion will be hosting a safe
of the LGBTQ+ community to vs. James Madison: At 7:00 Porterfield Ensemble: space for transgender students
Thursday, Nov. 21 hold discussions. p.m. in the Dedmon Center, the Short Stories Empowering on campus to hold discussions.
Highlanders will take on James Women: From 7:30 p.m. - 8:30
Stuff the Bus: Toy Drive: Tuesday, Dec. 3 Madison in a Non-Conference p.m. in Pridemore Playhouse, Tuesday, Dec. 10
From 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. at match-up. a collection of stories will be
the Bonnie and at the Fairlawn Sister Circle Discussion RU Wind Ensemble: From presented showing empowered Brother2Brother Discussion
Walmart, the Rho Theta Chapter Group: From 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. in the girls and women. Group: From 5:30 p.m. - 6:30
of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, p.m. is Heth 157, the Center for Covington Center, Dr. R. Wayne p.m. is Heth 157, the Center for
Inc. will be hosting a toy drive Diversity and Inclusion will be Gallops will be conducting a Saturday, Dec. 7 Diversity and Inclusion will be
for Belle Heth Elementary hosting a safe space for women performance. Admission is free. hosting a safe space for men on
School. on campus to hold discussions. Radford Men’s Basketball campus to hold discussions.
Weekly Worship at the Zumba Night: From 7:00 Thursday, Dec. 5 vs. UNCG: At 4:00 p.m. in the
BCM: From 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. in Peters CO19, Dedmon Center, the Highlanders The Tartan welcomes
p.m. at The Lifehouse (Baptist the Chi Upsilon Sigma National Weekly Worship at the will take on UNCG in a Non- submissions of arts and
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Bolts of lightning can shoot out of shows will pry the funds from streaming service users. Slowly,
of an erupting volcano. B y A a r o n C o o p e r s m i t h ’22
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The Office is one of the about being forced into the have to deal with
most relevant examples of this. clutches of the providers that
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up to the internet, Netflix subscription just to online distribution will become paywalls and being
Looking for one can see that watch The Office. In fact, a solely based on having multiple at the mercy of how
its presence has made a previous roommate of mine streaming subscriptions just to
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much these providers
It seems now that people are the sounds of “That’s what she to see. want to charge.
Rediscover the history of the beginning to accept having to said,” rocked him to sleep. Now, Is this truly what we want
Tartan through exploring all the deal with a paywall to watch NBC announced that their new entertainment to be?
way back to 1910, when it was certain shows that pique their streaming service, Peacock, will
initially called the Grapurchat
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to when it was rebranded as the
No longer will the streaming Netflix and moving it onto their
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Go to rutartan.com and select massive holder of shows and many members of The Office’s
the “More” tab to find those movies that capture a broad and fanbase will dislike this move.
archives. dedicated audience. Yet, what will stop other
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dynamic of streaming services. a provider’s personal streaming
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Highlanders Win Big in Home Opener
Tic-Tac-Toe
and Travis Fields Jr. continued raced down the sideline and was The Highlanders scored
B y L u c a s C a r r ‘20 the fast start following a steal, fouled on his shot that ended in 50 more points in the second
lcarr15@radford.edu in which Jones threw up a quick a three-point play. half, shooting 56.3 percent
alley-oop pass to Fields for the On the third possession, from the field, with 24 of those

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adford’s men’s basketball score. sophomore Josiah Jeffers points coming from behind
team won by a margin The Eagles tied the game snagged a pass out of the air and the arc. Devin Hutchinson
of more than 50 points at 16 with some early first half, converted a layup for himself. was instrumental with the
in their home opener against solid three-point shooting. Solid Radford defense closed out high volume of three-point
Bridgewater College last week. However, during the Highlander the first half with a commanding shots knocked down by the
In an out of division match scoring run, they shot 10 for 16 lead. Highlanders and finished with
up, every Highlander that from the field backed by stellar The offensive spectacle 17 points by shooting 4-7 from
stepped on the court had at least defensive play to set up the didn’t cease to persist during the three-point line.
two points that aided them to scoring. the second half as it was opened Offense was not the only
end the game with a score 91-40. As the first half fell under up by another dazzling three- stout part of Radford’s game as
The Highlanders went into three minutes, the Highlanders point shot from Fields. they held Bridgewater to only 16
The RU Funnies the locker room with a first- stole the ball from the Eagles on Jones followed by saying points on 16 percent shooting in
On the way there, he tells his driver that looks a half score of 41-24, seemingly three consecutive possessions he could do that too, sinking a the second half. Radford forced
bit like him: in control of the game after that all resulted in points. three from the right-wing. The 22 total turnovers throughout
“I’m sick of all these conferences. I always say going on a 25-8 run. Not even In the first, Jones stole the Highlanders held the Eagles the game and was one rebound
the same things over and over!” 30 seconds from the jump ball on the in-bounds play, scoreless in the first five minutes short off tallying 50 boards as a
The driver agrees: “You’re right. As your driver, ball, Leroy Butts IV opened up pump-faked, and laid the ball of the second half, forcing their team.
I attended all of them, and even though I don’t Radford’s scoring by knocking off the glass. Jones stole it on second shot clock violation of Graduate Transfer Devine
know anything about science, I could give the down a corner three. Carlik Jones the opposite end of the court, the game. Eke recorded the Highlanders’

Soccer Falls to Virginia 3-0


conference in your place.”

“That’s a great idea!” says Einstein. “Let’s switch

places then!”

So they switch clothes and as soon as they arrive,

the driver dressed as Einstein goes on stage and

starts giving the usual speech, while the real had been ranked first for most of Zandi’s shot was a long one continue their attacking ways
Einstein, dressed as the car driver, attends it.
B y Z ac h P ot t e r ‘20 the year but fell to third after a taken from just outside the 18- at the start of the second half
zpotter2@radford.edu
But in the crowd, there is one scientist who defeat in the ACC Championship yard box. scoring in the 57th minute.
game. Virginia would add another Nelia Perez would have

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wants to impress everyone and thinks of a very

difficult question to ask Einstein, hoping he adford’s Women’s The Cavaliers started the goal just 10 minutes later, a breakaway and took a one-
won’t be able to respond. So this guy stands up Soccer team fought game by putting pressure on doubling their lead to 2-0. on-one shot with the Virginia
and interrupts the conference by posing his very hard last Saturday in the Highlander defense. Radford This lead would last and send keeper in hopes of cutting the
difficult question. The whole room goes silent, Charlottesville but fell 3-0 to the goalie Courtenay Kaplan had to the game into halftime with a lead down. However, her shot
holding their breath, waiting for the response. third-ranked Virginia Cavaliers make three early saves to keep comfortable lead. was saved by the keeper.
The driver looks at him, dead in the eye, and in the first round of the NCAA the game tied. Radford, a team with usually The Highlanders shot the ball
says : Tournament. Radford’s defense allowed great attacking, was held to just four more times in the second
“Sir, your question is so easy to answer that I’m The Highlanders walked into the Cavaliers to slip through. In one shot in the first half. Virginia half. They still had trouble
going to let my driver reply to it for me.” the match as heavy underdogs the 23rd minute, Sydney Zandi had 17 shots at the break.
against the Cavaliers. Virginia was able to put Virginia up 1-0. The Cavaliers would TURN TO FALLS PAGE 11
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record-tying season with 16 impressive feat as well. proud of what this team
FROM FALLS, PAGE 10
wins. Radford also achieved Head Coach Ben Sohrabi has accomplished. Radford
this season. It marks back-to-back conference said after the match, “It’s University should be proud of
Radford’s second straight tournament championships, an been a special year, and I’m this group.”

Basketball: ‘What’s Going On’ HIGHLANDER STUDENT MEDIA

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of 10.8 (average is considered
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Basketball is a team sport,
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adford Men’s Basketball bring a team down. Fields is the
is off to a slow 1-2 start second most used player on the
this season. This is an team (his usage percentage is
unusually slow start for a team 23.3) and is supposed to help

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expected to win the Big South create scoring opportunities.
this year. Fields shoots the ball the
However, Highlander’s star second-most on the team but
player Carlik Jones is playing only has a 32.3% shooting

TODAY!
like expected. Jones is averaging percentage.
23 points per game (PPG) and It’s hard to account for a
has a Player Efficiency Rating team’s shortcomings on one
(PER) of 35.5. A PER of over 30 is player. However, the Highlanders
considered exceptional. need a more efficient output
Radford’s second-star player, from Fields if they hope to
Travis Fields Jr., is not having a be competitive in Big South Join The Tartan at rutartan.com!
great start to the season. Fields Conference play.
averages 15.1 PPG but has a PER

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