Volume 102 ∙ March 31, 2011 ∙ Number 20

hOpe changes, tuition increases
Ashley McIntyre Editor-in-Chief While Berry students took a week off from academics during spring break, the Georgia state legislature changed the way students across the state will fund their educations for the 2011-2012 school year. The HOPE scholarship’s facelift became law on Mar. 15, when Georgia governor Nathan Deal approved the changes to the program from the Georgia House of Representatives and Senate. Public school HOPE scholars will no longer have their books and fees covered by HOPE, and HOPE will cover 90 percent of tuition instead of 100 percent. Private school HOPE scholars will see their award from the state reduced from $4,000 to $3,600 per year. GPA requirements have also changed. In order to have, students will have to qualify for a new category of scholarship: the Zell Miller HOPE Scholarship. Incoming freshmen will have to have at least a 3.7 HOPE GPA out of high school with a 1200 on the SAT, and maintain a 3.3 GPA to maintain the scholarship. Returning students who qualify as Zell Miller scholars need to make and maintain a minimum 3.3 GPA. Returning HOPE scholars will have to have and maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA. Qualified students will see The Georgia Tuition Equalization Grant reduced from $750 per year to $700 next year. While funding from the state is decreasing, tuition and fees will increase for Berry students next year. Vice president of finance Brian Erb said tuition will increase six percent (totaling $1,470) and that room and board will each increase by five percent. Parking fees will increase five dollars per semester. Erb said the budget advisory committee spends a significant amount of time deliberating on tuition hikes.
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Students wait anxiously for their lottery numbers to be called. There were several changes made to room selection this year, including a live online feed of the activities happening such as what lottery number was being called.

Housing restricted
kelly DIckersOn Deputy News Editor Last night Residence Life ran out of rooms to assign to returning students. The rooms ran out around 9 p.m. Head Resident of Alternative Housing Kelsey Trusty said the remaining students were wait listed. “The students on the waiting list will fill out a housing preference form of what area they would like to live in next year,” Trusty said. “The students will be taken off the waiting list by lottery number and assigned to a room.” Trusty said she did not know what the plan is to make room for the students on the waiting list but she said Residence Life has a plan and Associate Director of Residence Life Dennis Goshorn and Assistant Dean of Students Lindsey Taylor will be able to clarify what the plan is soon. Trusty said students were of course upset when they were told no more rooms were available, but they handled the news very well. “I saw tears and angry faces,” Trusty said. “Emotions run high even for students who have great lottery numbers but I was really proud of the way the students handled themselves. It could have been a lot worse than it was.” Trusty said there are still certain halls that are blocked off for incoming freshmen next year. Residence Life made changes to the room selection procedures this year with hopes of a smoother process.

Goshorn was the guest speaker at the SGA meeting on Mar. 15. Goshorn said that the room selection process would be a little different this year. Goshorn said there would be no makeup day for students who paid their prepayment late or for students without a roommate. “We will assign those students as soon as we are able,” Goshorn said. Goshorn said there was a bulletin board on VikingWeb this year that allowed students to search for a roommate. The goal of this change was to decrease the number of students at room selection without a roommate.
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Forbes to capitalize on time speaking to students
kelly DIckersOn Deputy News Editor Politician, entrepreneur and editor-in-chief: Steve Forbes is a new kind of triple threat. Forbes will be speaking tonight at 8 p.m. in the Cage about his latest book “How Capitalism Will Save Us” as part of the Gloria Shatto Lecture Series. Forbes is chief executive officer of Forbes Media and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes magazine, the nation’s leading business magazine. Forbes campaigned for the Republican nomination for President in 1996 and 2000, and advocated for policies such as a flat tax, a new social security system and strong national defense. Chair of the Department of Economics Frank Stephenson said he hopes students will benefit from such a influential speaker. “It’s exciting to bring someone of such national and international renown,” Stephenson said. “It will be great opportunity for students.” Forbes frequently writes editorials for Forbes and is the only writer

to win the Crystal Owl Award four times. Forbes has a circulation of about 900,000 within the U.S. Combined with Forbes Asia, the two editions reach 5.5 million readers. Forbes media has launched several new publications and businesses under Forbes leadership such as Forbes Life and Forbes.com. Forbes. com receives more than 18 million monthly visitors. Forbes studied history at Princeton University and helped found Business Today, a student-run magazine at Princeton. Forbes currently serves on The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation board, the Heritage Foundation board and The Foundation for the Defense of Democracies board. Director of News and Editorial Services Christine Kozelle said there will be a question and answer session and a dinner prior to Forbes speech. Stephenson said that the students invited to attend the question and answer session are from the business, communications and government departments.
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Letters from Japan

Spring Fashion

March Madness

Quote of the week:

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even harder to make housing assignments for every student that is currently on the waiting list.” The Residence Life Facebook page included what rooms were still open after each night and posted what lottery number was currently being called. sophomore sean Gardener said the Facebook page was helpful to some extent. “It was beneficial to know what rooms were still available,” Gardener said. “But posting what lottery number they were on probably didn’t do much good. Pretty much everyone was already there waiting for their number to be called.” sophomore Bethany McDaniel said she thought room selection went pretty smoothly this year. “They have a good, efficient system,” McDaniel said. “Once my number was called, we were out of there in less than 5 minutes. It’s just the waiting and hoping no one takes your room that sucks.” some students were frustrated by the number of groups of students in different classes.

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continued fRom pg. 1 Goshorn said that Residence Life tries to make the process as smooth and painless as possible. “we want the process to be easy and run as smoothly as possible, that’s why these changes have been implemented,” Goshorn said. Morton Lemley head Resident Rachel stewart said she was pleased with how room selection went this year. “As a senior, this is the third year that I have assisted with the room selection process and this was the best year that I have experienced,” stewart said. “Dennis Goshorn and the Residence Life Office worked extremely hard to guarantee that this was as pleasant an experience as possible for Berry students and I know that they will work

sophomore Katie Burton said that she went on the 3000 numbers night but had to wait a long time because there were still many 1000 and 2000 numbers who had not selected a room yet. “I think it went pretty well for the most part,” Burton said. “But it was annoying that it took 45 minutes to actually get to the 3000 numbers.” For summer housing, Goshorn said students will be staying in Dana this year since the townhouses will be in the process of renovation. Because the rooms in Dana do not have kitchens, Goshorn said meal plans will be an option for summer students. “The dining hall will be open to students during the summer and multiple meal plans will be available to them,” Goshorn said. students who have not preregistered for classes by May 1 will have their housing assignment for the Fall 2011 semester dropped.

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“Four Myths about students at Georgia’s Independent colleges”, which was endorsed by the other 21 presidents and presented to the legislators. Briggs said that some independent college presidents, (cathy cox, former Georgia secretary of state and current president of Young harris college, and Mr. Bill Underwood, president of Mercer University) were present at the state capital while the legislators were in session. sGa president Mallory Owens said sGa organized a letter writing campaign to legislators, similar to the last year’s efforts addressing the Georgia Tuition equalization Grant. she said there were 75 envelopes distributed at sGa for students to send out to their representatives, with photos, e-mail addresses and physical addresses of where the letters should be sent. Owens said students were encouraged to write letters, but emphasize how the money has helped them individually, and positively tell their individual stories. “we wanted people to tell their representatives how the money they have been given has helped them in their education, rather than say ‘you’d better not take that money away,” Owens said. “You’re more likely to get the results you want if you put a positive spin on it.” Owens said Dean of students Debbie heida also e-mailed Berry student’s parents, encouraging them to contact their representatives. “Private schools are looking at it from the principal of ‘shared pain’,” Briggs said. “Private colleges and public colleges didn’t equally share in the benefits over the past decade, and public schools benefited greatly.” Briggs said private schools actually educate a higher number of economically disadvantaged students than public schools and although the changes to hOPe were needed, there are deeper problems that need to be addressed. “a hOPe scholar in the state of Georgia is based on merit, not need,” he said. “student who are most likely to get it are affluent enough to get access to a better education, therefore better grades.” The HOPE scholarship, financed by the state lottery, has funded preschool and college educations for Georgia residents since 1993. “It’s no secret that hOPe was running out,” Briggs said. “The state had to do something, and the goal still has to be to help us educate as many students as we possibly can.”

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ConTinued FRoM PG. 1 erb said that factors that are discussed in the decision include “…our commitment to financial aid, student work, academic programs, library material pieces, athletics [the addition of lacrosse and softball], the cost of utilities and renovations, health care and employee salaries.” since Berry changed the renewal criteria for academic scholarships, Marcia Mcconnell, director of financial aid, said she expects more students to qualify for renewal than in prior years. McConnell said the financial aid office awarded almost $50 million dollars to students in aid. “It’s our goal for students who enroll as freshmen graduate from Berry college,” she said. college President stephen r. Briggs joined 21 presidents of independent colleges that make up the Georgia Independent college association (GIca) to educate legislators about independent colleges. Briggs wrote in an opinion piece as part of the GIca entitled

Guitar Studio Recital come enjoy both solo and ensemble performances by members of the Berry college guitar studio tonight at 7:30 p.m. in Frost chapel. ce credit offered. Gloria Shatto Speaker Steve Forbes Learn from ceO of Forbes Media steve Forbes as he discusses his most recent book “how capitalism will save Us” tonight at 8 p.m. in the cage. ce credit offered. Business Week Cookout Join the Business Department for a free cookout Friday april 1 at 12:30 p.m. on Green lawn. Jester’s Ball Join the swing & Ballroom Dance club for a swing dance with a live band from atlanta Friday april 1 at 7 p.m. in Ford Dining hall. Gala for Grins come support this fundraiser for smile Train Friday april 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the Jewel Box. Battle on the Mountain Join the Block n Bridle club for the third annual bull riding competition on mountain campus at 8 p.m. at Gunby equine center. Field Frenzy enjoy free food, music, games and water activities saturday april 2 at 12 p.m. on the Thomas Berry Lawn. Project Green Berry come see a unique fashion show that features FeBrUarY 11, 2010 clothing made out of recycled material Monday april 4 at 7 p.m. in the spruill Ballroom. Globalization Film Series Join student presenters from the Globalization and Local communities class and watch the movie eat Pray Love Tuesday april 5 at 6:30 p.m. in evans auditorium. ce credit offered. For Colored Girls Monologues hear your fellow students read poetry that reflects the struggles african american women face wednesday april 6 at 7 p.m. in Kilpatrick commons. ce credit offered.


ConTinued FRoM PG. 1 The Gloria shatto Lecture Series began five years ago and

has featured Madeline albright, David Brooks, Tony Dungy and Ben carson. Kozelle said speakers are selected by the Gloria shatto Lectureship committee. “The committee is comprised of faculty, staff and students and

meets annually to discuss nominations for the next lecture,” Kozelle said. “we take nominations and then look at availability and see who will be able to come.” Kozelle said the committee is open to nominations from any-

one in the Berry community. Kozelle said the lecture series began in honor of the first female Berry president Gloria shatto. shatto’s family and friends have strived to honor her legacy through their financial support of the lectureship.

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ACE Chef Competition comes to Berry
Berry chef places fourth, misses bronze by half point

Megan Benson, Managing Editor

Tasting the main course from one contestant, the three judges write down their scores for the taste, appearance and creativity of each chef’s dish at the ARAMARK Culinary Excellence (ACE) Chef Competition Thursday, Mar. 24 in the Ford Dining Hall. The ACE Chef Competition pitted nine chefs from across the country against each other. The top three chefs from each region will compete for the coveted “Copper Pot” in the ACE National Challenge, to be held in Tampa, Fla. July 9-10, 2011.

Preparing his main course for the judges, Berry’s Executive Chef Vernon Browning (top) carefully plates his food. Browning was one of final nine chefs to take part in the ACE Chef Competition at Berry last Thursday. Each chef received a “mystery box” containing secret ingredients, which they had to incorporate into their dishes. Browning served Pan Seared Striped Bass, Stuffed Eye of Round, Gorgonzola Mashed Potatoes and Bread Pudding with Pears and a Raspberry Port Wine Reduction (pictured above).

ACE Chef Competition Winners
Glenn Pugh
Chef Manager
Middle Tennessee State University

Linda Davis
Executive Chef
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Greg Eisele
Executive Chef
University of Tennessee

Vernon Browning
Executive Chef
Berry College


Upcoming Events...
April 1st
Jester’s Ball
7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

April 2nd
Field Frenzy
12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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Battle on the Mountain 2011: Bull Riding
8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

April 5th
Slime Time Live: BCC 100 Reunion
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Gala for Grins
7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Indoor movie: “Sherlock Holmes”
10 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

April 4th
Project greenBerry
7 p.m.

April 6th
For Colored Girls Monologues (CE)
7 p.m.

Plant Trees!

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A Covey of Couture:
Digging for Rome’s hidden treasures
Sydney Hulebak Staff Writer
When scouring for clothing in rome, ga., pickings can be slim. however, if you ever travel downtown to Broad street to the fashionable consignment shop, posh, you might have a bit more luck. When one thinks of thrift stores, their mind, (or at least my mind) travels to the infamous scene in the sweetest thing, where cameron Diaz and christina applegate don feather boas and Kentucky Derby-worthy hats all in an effort to find something they deem appropriate to wear to a wedding. not to worry though, not all consignment shops resemble the attire of the local bridge club ladies. there are ways to avoid the dreaded themed-capris that almost always come with matching jewelry. posh has an elaborate collection of apparel, ranging from sequined crop tops to prom dresses and everything in between. they even dabble in designer wear, sporting brands like chanel, prada and gucci- all vintage of course. in terms of spring trends, posh has a wide selection of espadrilles and wedges in great seasonable colors, such as tangerine and denim, and lightweight cotton dresses in warm neutrals. their accessories case contained many gems, both literally and figuratively. My personal favorite was a nautical-inspired gucci scarf in their signature forest green and red. however, the close runner-up was the divinely delicious pair of chanel pumps, black with a sliver of tan peeping out from the front. this particular pair of heels, crafted in France, was a hefty $275, but not everything in posh was as astronomically priced. and for those who are searching for more unique pieces, posh features originals such as woodcarved clutches in the shape of animals, dresses with sleeves poufy enough to make molly ringwald jealous, and frocks reminiscent of the early 20’s with sequined peacock feather designs that weigh more than a small child. really, it might be good practice for athletes who like to tone muscles by using resistance training. Just a suggestion. this consignment boutique, aptly named after the most stylish spice girl, may just be bringing a taste of couture to rome.


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POSH is located at: 412 Broad Street Rome, Ga. 30161 Store Hours: Tuesday-Friday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

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‘Frangela’ brings laughter, spunk to Berry
Dillon Yost Asst. Entertainment Editor


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On Saturday mar. 26, Krannert Ballroom was flooded by students eager to laugh with the dynamic comedy duo known as “Frangela.” This cleverly-named two-piece consisting of best friends Frances Callier and Angela V. Shelton was the perfect capstone event for Berry College’s International Week. Simply by looking at the background of “Frangela,” the act looked very promising. MISP Programming Group supervisor, DeShon Battle, said he saw “Frangela” perform at a college programming conference and decided that they would be perfect for Berry College. On Saturday night, Viking Fusion’s Joshua Hayes interviewed Battle who showed much enthusiasm about the event. “I thought it would be a great idea to get some different types of comedians to come to Berry,” Battle said. Frangela certainly represents a different type of comedy compared to what we are used to here in the bubble. On an individual level and as a duo, “Frangela” has impressive and interesting experience in the world of entertainment. Frances Callier was recognized by most Berry College students because of her role as Roxy the bodyguard, a character in the infamous Disney Channel TV show, “Hannah Montana.” Together, they have appeared on VH1’s “Best Week Ever,” NPR’s “Day to Day” and the feature film “He’s Just Not That Into You.” The fact that Callier and Shelton are best friends in real life definitely added to the show. The two met as neighbors in an apartment complex in Chicago, Ill. and

“Frangela,” a comedy duo consisting of Frances Callier (left) and Angela V. Shelton (right), received a great response from Berry College students at the performance Saturday Night.

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Spring Indie Music Spotlight
Spring 2011 has been heralded as one of the best seasons for alternative music in recent memory. Already, we have seen the release of new albums by The Strokes, Radiohead, Cut Copy, Bright Eyes and many more. Fortunately for indie music aficionados, there are still more wonderful albums to come. From the return of Brooklyn’s funk-infused rock band, TV on the Radio, to the sophomore album by folk gods Fleet Foxes, the coming months have enough musical goodness to make any hipster squeal for joy. For those out there who may not be familiar with these artists and albums, take a listen. You may like what you hear.
TV On The Radio “Nine Types of Light” April 12th The Airborne Toxic Event “All at Once” April 26th Fleet Foxes “Helplessness Blues” May 3rd Okkervil River “I Am Very Far” May 10th The Raveonettes “Raven in The Grave” April 5th

“instantly became best friends,” said Callier. Since then, Callier and Shelton have taken every opportunity in the entertain-

ment business to work together. “We’re like the Marines: We don’t leave anyone behind,” Shelton said. When asked what

it was like to constantly work with her best friend, Callier exclaimed “It’s the best!” With such a dynamic background, one would expect that “Frangela” would be in touch with a young audience. This expectation was right on the ball. The two were able to cater their cleverly crafted witticisms to the very unique audience that is Berry College. As stated in an interview with Viking Fusion’s Josh Hayes, Callier said “As an actor and a performer you need to be versatile.” This versatility exhibited itself in the form of a joke comparing the Ford Complex to Hogwarts, some hilarious commentary on The Carrier, and, of course, a deer joke. It was obvious that “Frangela” was having a good time with the college student audience. “They’re a lot more fun than comedy club audiences,” said Shelton, and by the sound of the hysterical laughter emanating from the event’s attendees, the students seemed to think that “Frangela” was a lot more fun than typical comedians. Even those who were initially skeptical about the comedic merit of the actress who played Roxy on Hannah Montana could find something relatable to laugh about. For those who enjoyed the show, keep a look out for “Frangela’s” upcoming appearances on TV. When asked about the future of “Frangela,” Callier and Shelton mentioned shows at prestigious venues such as Radio City Music Hall. Callier and Shelton are to be featured in a pilot for a Travel Channel program tentatively titled “I Dare You to Go There,” and with Nickelodeon on a pilot episode for a new show. The past, present and future for Frangela is incredibly promising. Berry College students had the opportunity to be a part of this comedic adventure, and it appears as if they enjoyed every minute of it.

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Alternative rock band The Raveonettes have always managed to sound futuristic and retro at the same time. Maybe it’s the massive amounts of reverb on the electric guitars or the surf drum beats tinged with a bit of fuzz. Either way, by the sound of their latest single, “Forget That You’re Young,” the album looks as promising as ever.

Take the eccentric rock ‘n roll of David Bowie, add the soul of Ray Charles, lace everything with a bit of electronic music, and you will get something resembling the band TV On The Radio. They brought us the catchy hit single we know as “Wolf Like Me.” After a few sneak peeks at some songs off of “Nine Types of Light,” this album has gained a lot of hype, and for good reason.

Combining a U2 and Killersesque alt-rock feel with an orchestral backdrop worked for The Airborne Toxic Event in 2008 when they released “Sometime Around Midnight.” It is difficult to imagine that their new music could beat the old stuff, but singles like “All I Ever Wanted” show that they have returned after three years to try to make their second album all that we will ever want.

Don’t be fooled by the Simon & Garfunkel comparisons floating around Fleet Foxes. Sure, it’s folky, and it may sound like the 70’s, but it is unfair to place this wonderful band in any particular era. Essentially, Fleet Foxes’ music is best listened to on a sunny day with no distractions. Its originality and bright vibe leaves everyone happy, and the new album should do the same.

During their recent performance on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon,” Okkervil River showcased their new sound. With two drum kits and a plethora of assorted string and brass instruments, the new single, “Wake and Be Fine,” was performed with extreme enthusiasm and emotion. Will Sheff and his indie-folk-rock band have outdone themselves again with “I Am Very Far.”

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MarCh 31, 2011

McKenzie Reeves Features Editor 7,023 miles from Japan, the disaster could be felt here on campus. unless you’ve been living under a rock, you are all aware of the situation Japan is in. While disaster ravaged this country thousands of miles from us, we have been able to track the minute by minute updates from american and International media outlets, but what about the people who feel the earth shake from here? What about those who, while thousands of miles from the epicenter, felt their lives rock under their feet? 150 miles away from the epicenter, Kimberly Bryant, a Berry alumna from the class of 1999, lives in east tokyo. she graduated from Berry 12 years ago and has been a tokyo resident for 11. Bryant teaches in a preschool east of downtown and lives within a block of her school. Life has been “normal” for her as an american resident in the Japanese capital; however, her feelings of safety were shaken up beginning at 2:46 p.m. Monday. “I’ve been here so I’m used to small earthquakes,” Bryant said. “this one started small. It was my impression that if it’s a big one, it starts with a big jolt, but tokyo is quite far from the epicenter and it started small. I was upstairs with one of my students that had arrived for afternoon classes. all I could do was grab my student’s hand and head for the door way. the student didn’t have shoes on so I picked her up and we ran outside. there were about five other teachers there too; it was the biggest earthquake any of us had experienced.” Bryant was among a number of Japanese residents that were almost completely baffled by the events of that day. She said that immediately after the first earthquake, all cell phone signals were dropped and all they could do was wait outside and hope for someone to clue them in. “We didn’t know what had happened,” Bryant said. “One of the teachers had tV on their phone with local channels so we eventually found out there was a tsunami. We were all just a little panicked because we didn’t know what to do.” her location was fairly far south from where the actual tsunami had its effect, but even on the outskirts, the disaster proved emotionally stressful and made Bryant question whether it was worth staying or if she should flee the country. “When the ground was swaying underneath us, you are just kind of helpless; you just have to get in an open space,” she said. “everything where we live was still standing luckily. that night and the next day we just couldn’t sleep it was too stressful. I slept in my clothes just in case I would have to run outside again and I kept getting up during the aftershocks, of which there were about 150, and grabbing my dogs and standing there for a second until it was over.” and that was only the half of it. residents were days later faced with the threat of radiation poisoning as nuclear power reactors began yielding to damage from the shake-up. “People weren’t informed about how serious the power plant damage was,” Bryant said. “We knew it was having trouble and they asked us to use less power because starting that sunday night we would begin having rolling blackouts. By tuesday my friends were getting more freaked out about the power company. foreign companies and embassies were saying that people should leave and people started panicking more, then they began trying to leave tokyo. that scared me, as well. It was all the earthquakes and now the radiation. It was hard to decide if it was better to stay or leave.” Bryant decided to remain in tokyo, thinking that she may be better provided for there than in some far-flung city outside her country. she said the area she lives in is doing as well as they can, conserving electricity and bottled water. they still worry about buying locally grown fruits and vegetables due to fear of radiation, but many families have stocked up on enough rice and noodles and packaged items that they should have provisions suitable for the time being. she also mentioned that media reports we are receiving in america seem to her sensationalized and a rather inaccurate depiction of the crisis, or lack thereof, that she is experiencing. “It’s strange the difference we feel with the media coverage,” she said. “When I talk to people at home they are panicked and concerned for me in tokyo. Just reading the headlines really freaks you out. embassies are advising to leave, but Japanese officials weren’t and if it’s not a threat to the Japanese people then it shouldn’t be a concern for me. so I’ve just tried to listen to Japanese news to know whether or not to drink tap water or where the levels of radiation are. I think people are trying to get back to their normal lives.” Brian Carroll, adjunct professor of communications, conveyed similar dissention with the portrayal of the news as he said, “If you watch CNN, you think everyone is in fallout shelters. It’s not that bad,” Carroll said. Carroll and his wife has about 40 relatives living in and around tokyo that have been there for generations; however, he said hearing from them has been harder than usual. “It hasn’t been easy,” Carroll said. “Communication is down. We’ve heard from most everyone and they seem to be okay. there’s fear of radiation, but everyone is holding up well. they have no plans to leave. We do have one family we haven’t heard from, maybe a great-aunt in the affected area. We are hoping to maybe receive a phone call if they can get communication back up and running or maybe receive information about where they have been relocated.” Junior Blake Bannister said he has found a semblance of peace in his ties to the disaster. “My dad actually flew back from Japan the day before the earthquake,” Bannister said. “They just came off the mission field. I grew up there and my parents were missionaries there for around 15 for 16 years. Dad was there because we had kept some stuff in storage there and he went back to get most of it and that happened to be the day before.” Bannister also said that he has been able to get in contact with many of his friends still living in tokyo and in the more affected northeastern areas, all of whom are doing well considering their circumstances. While it seems Berry’s connections to Japan can gladly report safety and are nearing peace of mind, Bannister noted that real tragedy still consumes the northeast. “One of cities up north hit the worst had about a million people and was about size of Birmingham, aL. It would be like leveling that whole city and leaving half those people homeless,” he said. Japan still remains in critical condition, but it is important to remember that even 7,028 miles from the epicenter, we can be active in our efforts to aid the broken.


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updates on the impact of the Disaster -this earthquake was preceded in 1923 by the Great Kanto earthquake; it killed 100,000 people -the death toll has reached 11,000 and is expected to reach 20,000 -no radiation dangerous to human health has been measured in any part of Japan except in areas in close vicinity ofthe power plants -damage to power plants has caused power shortages in eastern Japan and blackouts are being scheduled for the Greater tokyo region -all major airports are open and operating (except sendai airport) -an earthquake has been expected in Japan for sometime and they expect one larger than 8.9 to occur in the future Facts contributed by Japan-Guide.com

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MARCh 31, 2011

Happenings in Libya
Do you know what’s going on in Libya? Do you even know what continent Libya is on? if you don’t (or even if you do), keep reading. The United nations has authorized protection of Libyan civilians and that seems to be president Obama’s primary goal for the air strikes even now. in a televised address on Mar. 28, Obama claimed that removing Colonel Qaddafi would be a step too far. however, on Mar. 29, two dozen countries and international organizations— including the U.s.—agreed that Qaddafi would have to go. But military action isn’t the only type of action taking place. U.n. secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is dispatching a diplomatic envoy to Libya to mediate between the government and the rebels. however, the new York Times reported that US resolve to oust Qaddafi hasn’t waned. secretary of state hillary Clinton said, “All of us must continue the pressure on and deepen the isolation of the Qaddafi regime.” so what now? The U.n. resolution allows nations to assist in arming the opposition force; however the U.s. hasn’t yet decided to take this step. in his address, Obama claimed the main aim of the intervention is to prevent a bloody Libyan genocide. After the Western world merely observed the Rwandan genocide from the comfort of its living rooms—a fact which likely weighs heavily on the minds of many foreign policy makers—it’s easy to believe that this is so. An important question we now face is what happens after Qaddafi’s gone? The U.S. is stepping in to prevent a genocide, but will we stay in the game to institute democracy? According to the new York Times, the prime minister of Great Britain said, “it’s never too early to start planning coordinated action to support peace in Libya over the longer term.” This quote makes the allied forces seem more committed than you would expect of a group under the pretense of the Genocide preventers. however, even our own government officials don’t seem too consistent about their objectives. There’s hypocrisy all over the place. During George W. Bush’s presidency, current vice president Joe Biden claimed that the president had no constitutional authority to take America to war unless an attack was imminent, and if he did, Biden said he would move to impeach him. We’re not hearing much from Biden these days. The problem is that it’s too easy to find a quote of a politician saying something that at the time seemed right and now seems hypocritical. Unfortunately, politicians are like that—they say what it takes to get reelected at the time. however, that doesn’t necessarily make their decisions incorrect. You can say that a politician is unprincipled and inconsistent, but you can’t say that makes his every action wrong. With Libya, it’s not about the politicians, it’s about the people. if Libyans are dying under a corrupt regime, does America have a responsibility to help them? Our general consensus is that no one wants a repeat of the iraq war. With nATO now in command, there’s a chance that the U.s. will back off a little. however, it’s important to note that America is the only military superpower in nATO, and so there’s also a chance that the change of command won’t change anything. Obama says Qadaffi’s got to go, but he’s hunkered down and doesn’t seem to be big into negotiation. The big question facing us, as students and voters, is whether America should back out of Libya if Qadaffi is still in power. And if our goal is to oust him, what then? should we stay in Libya and facilitate the institution of democracy?

Graduation frustration
added pressure combines graduating, finding a job and ClAuDIA HAGAN figuring out my five-year News Editor plan. i’m not going to sugar coat this – it really sucks. Most days it’s easy to compress everything into just getMy life as i know it will ting through the day or week. change in less than 40 days. Other days, i want to curl up in the morning hours of May into the fetal position and go 7, i will don my cap and into hibernation until i’m sucgown, receive my diploma, cessfully employed. These are only the more take some pictures and then extreme days, but as i near remove the last of my belonggraduation this type of behavings from Berry College. ior becomes more frequent. it will be a bittersweet affair. however, i don’t just wake i will be leaving the safety up in the morning and think, net of Berry for the world of “Today seems like a great day grown-up things. There will to have a reality check.” be no more pretending; i’ll be My catalyst is a polite an adult. Well, once i fulfill and innocent question that the one-year plan—you know, assaults me at least three get a job, move out of the times a week : “What are your parents’ house, start paying plans for after graduation?” off my mountain of student if you have a solid plan, this loans and everything else that question probably seems just goes along with not being in like a routine, run-of-the-mill college. however, this plan inquiry. Yet i think i’m safe hinges on one important in saying that for those of us thing: a job. now this isn’t the stereo- without plans other than movtypical senior opinion piece ing back home, it’s depressabout getting a job, how to get ing. i never saw myself as one a job or how hard it is to get of those college kids who has one. Trust me, this is some- to move back home without a thing that roughly 89 percent definite prospect of a job, but here i sit as just that. of us are aware of. now this is the point where it’s about pressure. i’ve experienced vari- some of you are thinking, ous kinds of pressures in my “That’s the wrong attitude to life—peer pressure (the good have. she needs to stay posiand bad), parent pressure and tive. something will come her the pressure from deadlines, way.” When i hear this, two to name a few. One recently Heather Barger Entertainment Editor Dillon Yost Asst. Entertainment Editor Meredith McDermott Photo Editor Gordie Murphy Graphics Editor Ana Hadas Online Editor Kelly Dickerson Deputy News Editor McKenzie Reeves Features Editor Matthew Stokes Asst. Sports Editor Rachel Greene Asst. Features Editor Bonny Harper Asst. Opinions Editor David Chiem Asst. Photo Editor Brandy Gray Asst. Graphics Editor Lena Littlefield Asst. Online Editor Kevin Kleine Adviser

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things pop into my mind: a) i wonder if they currently have a job, and b) “Yes, but in the meantime, i’m stuck having to see the judgment that crosses people’s faces when i tell them my situation.” in order to cope with this, i have devised a plan. Depending on who asks me the current question that haunts more than my nightmares, they will receive a completely made-up answer. For instance, i may be planning to become an elephant trainer or i could have decided to start my own pawn shop. One of my personal favorites relates to being cast on a reality TV show. My parents and Berry would be so proud. hey, i have to pay those student loans somehow. A better solution would be if potential askers of the polite question would simply forego asking it. i would suggest asking questions like “Are you joining the circus?” or “how’s that invisible cloak coming?” That way the question is funny while being subtle about the future. As a friendly reminder, please be wary of those seniors who have no clue as to where or what they will be doing in six months. They’re easy to pick out due to their crazy hair, spontaneous tendencies and snarky answers to polite questions.

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March 31, 2011

The opinions staff here at the carrier has forced upon you a monogamous chain of soapboxes redressing common grammatical grievances. Today, however, we’re going to guide you through an english nuance that is a little less oblivious: malapropism. Malapropism is Gordie murPhy the misuse of a word by substitutGraphics Editor ing it for another word that sounds similar. shakespeare, among other literary geniuses, intentionally used


the device for rhetorical and comical effect. The term is derived from sheridan’s play “The rivals,” in which his character Mrs. Malaprop (from malapropos, which is French for “inappropriate”) consistently misuses especially large words. We insure you that this soapbox is, to use a medical term, literally infatuated with malapropisms (hint: infected). our staff has an inversion to literal abuse of words, although this may be evidence. (our staff has an aversion to literary misuse of words, although this may be evident.) however, we see fit to break our own rules at times in the interest of retaining a receptional quality of work. after all, who wouldn’t want to be consociated with shakespeare? With that epilogue, we precede to have our mayday without further transliteration because—well, we think you’re smart enough to get it.

Stepping up on the soapbox
as you may have noticed, sentences with malapropisms can be difficult to encode, while some readers may contextualize the word so well that they don’t even notice that it was misapplied. if at this point you are so aggravated that you think the police should incinerate us, then you have absolutely no deception of the affluence that malapropism has had on society. You may say that we are using reverse biology on you, but that would be a malapropism within a malapropism. so we have a preposition to make you: We’ll show a little antipathy toward you and command you to absolutely illiterate the befuddlement from your mind. if you incest, we will reside you with a count of the malapropisms in this article. There are 26. can you spot them all? Trippy, huh? oh, the ironing!


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“if you could keep any pet in your room, what would it be?”

a dolphin so i could do tricks with it like at seaWorld.”

Fictional character faceoff:
bonny harPer Asst. Opinions Editor in “The Lord of the rings”—we’ll just narrow it down to the films for the sake of catering to the majority (we are a democracy, after all)—there are many memorable characters. so many, in fact, that it is excruciatingly difficult to pin down a single favorite. however, for me, it’s a nobrainer: aragorn, the ranger from the north and King of gondor, has been my pick ever since i first saw the films almost nine years ago. i find it utterly shocking when someone who claims to be a “Lord of the rings” fan, also claims that Legolas, prince of the northern Mirkwood and resident Barbie doll archer, is in fact better than aragorn. excuse me? Did we watch the same movies? now, before you start getting all riled up, i will concede a few things about dear old Legolas. Yes, Legolas is a freaking beast of a bowman. not just anyone could take down the tiny moving target of an orc that’s carrying the bomb for the culvert in the wall of helms Deep. not just anyone could sink an arrow into a goblin through a tiny sliver of a hole as the door was being pounded in from the other side by a cave troll. not just anyone could string three—not just one or two, but three—arrows at once and shoot them directly into the skull of an oliphant, felling not only the beast but also the dozen-plus men on its back and under its heavy corpse. Yes, Legolas is completely gorgeous. i’m a girl, so i can recognize that. his long blond hair and perfectly carved face have made me swoon many a time—when i was in middle school. not to mention the smoothness of his voice. i used to have shivers up and down my spine every time i heard his oh-so-

manly shout to eomer concerning eomer’s threat to decapitate gimli: “You would die before your stroke fell!” goodness. My only regret was that i was unable to smell him, as i am positive he would have smelled glorious. Yes, Legolas is fast and limber. While the rest of his company is slogging through the several-foot-deep snow on Mount caradhras, Legolas, with his slight frame and litheness of limb, is able to flit about on top of the snow drifts. and no one could ever forget that fantastic scene in helm’s Deep when Legolas literally surfs down a flight of stone stairs on a shield, firing arrow after arrow and killing enemy after enemy at the same time. Unbelievable. But consider this: Legolas is an elf. all of his kind are born with insane talents, including their speed, flexibility, enhanced hearing and sight. Thus, it only stands to reason that Legolas, being the only elf in the fellowship of the ring and therefore the only elf whose story we as viewers follow so closely, should be the most physically talented fighter. granted, his archery skills are, of course, still off the chain. now, what’s so special about aragorn? can someone please tell me what’s not so special about aragorn? aragorn’s character has a depth which Legolas’s could only begin to recognize. aragorn’s past is so deep, his entire tale so brilliant, that Legolas’s shiny hair dulls in comparison. aragorn’s inner struggle with finding his own identity throughout the trilogy is a storyline more— for lack of a better word—epic than those of any of the other characters. aragorn’s fearless leadership, integrity, love, selflessness,and sheer beastliness in battle are the only reason any of them are still alive in the end. Why, if it weren’t for him, all four of the hobbits would have perished at the prancing pony, because they would have remained in the

Aragorn vs. Legolas

Kimberly Hawkins Freshman

room they’d been assigned and the nazgul would have found and killed them that night. it was, in fact, aragorn who instructed them to change rooms. see? already, in the very beginning of the journey, aragorn directly saved the hobbits, and indirectly saved the entire world. i won’t even go into detail about the countless other times he steps in for their sake, but he does so time and time again. aragorn all but barbecues the ring Wraiths at Weathertop, fearlessly and passionately leads entire armies repeatedly (the most amazing time being at pelennor Fields, at the end of “The return of the King”), survives falling off a cliff and floating down a river, and, perhaps most impressively of all, swallows an entire bite of eowyn’s nasty soup concoction on the way to helm’s Deep. aragorn is the glue that holds the Fellowship together. his passion and wisdom are the guiding lights which give direction to Frodo, inspiration to sam, hope to Merry and pippin, relief to gandalf, pride to gimli, friendship to Legolas and respect to Boromir. aragorn is the unglittering gold: he is never lost, he is too strong to wither, and his roots are much deeper than meets the eye. aragorn awakens fire from ashes and light from the shadow; for him the broken blade is renewed so he, the crownless one, can become King once more. and the best part about it all? aragorn is human. he is a lowly man and yet he still manages to be fully sensational. Legolas’s genetics aid him, while those of aragorn beset him constantly. Yet aragorn perseveres and conquers his race’s weakness countless times. There is absolutely no question in my mind as to on whom i would stake all my money in a character faceoff. aragorn Telcontar will have my bet every single time.

a dog.”

Kyle Wilson Sophomore

Laura gerdnic.”

Laura Cunningham Senior

i would keep a polar bear so i can snuggle with it all the time.” Laura Gerdnic Junior

a hamster because they are cute and cuddly.”

Rance Brown Freshman

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University of Kentucky Wildcats
James Carter Staff Writer The Cats will return to the Final Four for the first time in 13 years, the longest drought in program history. After losing four starters and five of their top six players to the NBA a year ago and after disappointing losses to the likes of Alabama, Arkansas and Mississippi, many thought this year’s UK team would struggle in the NCAA Tournament. But after winning its first three tournament games by a combined 12 points, including two game-winning shots from freshman Brandon Knight, UK found itself back in the Elite Eight against fellow storied program North Carolina, who UK defeated by seven points to reach its 14th Final Four. UK head coach John Calipari becomes the second coach all time to take three different teams to the Final Four, joining former UK head coach Rick Pitino. The Cats’ mixture of talented freshmen Knight, Doron Lamb and Terrence Jones along with experienced veterans DeAndre Liggins, Darius Miller and Josh Harrellson makes them a formidable force in Houston. Harrellson, the team’s lone senior, is a Final Four MVP candidate, averaging 15 points and nine rebounds in the tournament and his team is playing its best basketball of the season. With such a short bench, foul trouble could derail the Cats, but Calipari has a real chance to claim his first national championship. Starters: Guard Brandon Knight, Guard Doron Lamb, Guard Darius Miller, Forward Terrence Jones, Forward Josh harrellson Key Reserves: Guard DeAndre Liggins



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University of Connecticut Huskies
James Carter Staff Writer UK fans know the Cats’ Final Four opponent well. The Huskies handed John Calipari and company their first loss this season, an 84-67 blowout in the Maui Invitational back on Nov. 24. The UConn Huskies have been one of the hottest teams in the NCAA this March. After an improbable run in the Big East tournament, including five wins in five days at Madison Square Garden to win the conference championship, UConn earned a no. 3 seed in this year’s tournament. With victories over Bucknell, Cincinnati, San Diego State and Arizona fresh off their dismantling of top-seeded Duke, UConn has improved its current win streak to nine games in a row and improved their record in neutral-site tournament games to 12-0. The Huskies have a coach with Final Four experience, Jim Calhoun, and a team that’s accustomed to playing in a winor-go-home environment. Led by guard Kemba Walker, regarded by many as one of the top players in the nation, the huskies threaten opponents with speed and athleticism from the outside along with physical play inside. Young players like Alex Oriakhi and Jeremy Lamb will also need to make contributions for the Huskies to continue their run. Starters: Guard Kemba Walker, Guard Jeremy Lamb, Forward Roscoe Smith, Forward Tyler Olander, Forward-Center Alex Oriakhi Key Reserves: Guard Shabazz Napier, Forward Jamal Coombs McDaniel, Center Charles Okwandu

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Virginia Commonwealth University Rams
James Carter Staff Writer The Rams have certainly been this year’s Cinderella team in the NCAA Tournament. An 11-seed from the small Colonial Athletic Association, the Rams become just the third 11-seed to reach the Final Four, following in the footsteps of the 1986 LSU and 2006 George Mason teams. VCU was an afterthought just a couple weeks ago, relegated to a play-in game against USC to make the round of 64. VCU was selected as one of the last four teams to play in the newly-expanded tournament’s first round. Had the tournament not expanded from 65 to 68 teams this year, VCU would likely have not even been invited to the big dance this year. As the first team that had to win five games to reach the Final Four, VCU has shocked the nation with excellent play from senior guard Joey Rodriguez and senior forward Jamie Skeen. The Rams have completed their unlikely run from the First Four to the Final Four on the strength of a transition game from an experienced core. Four of the top five scorers for VCU are seniors and the other is a junior. After defeating ranked teams including Georgetown, Purdue and top-seeded Kansas, VCU looks as though they are a team capable of competing in the Final Four with Butler. Starters: Guard Joey Rodriguez, Guard Ed Nixon, Guard Rob Brandenburg, Forward Jamie Skeen, Forward Juvonte Riddic Key Reserves: Guard Brandon Rozzell, Guard Bradford Burgess, Forward Toby Veal


James Carter Staff Writer

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Butler University Bulldogs
The Bulldogs followed up their improbable run to the 2010 National Championship game with another improbable NCAA Tournament run in 2011. Coach Brad Stevens has taken Butler to two consecutive Final Fours, transforming the program from an after thought to perennial title contenders. The Bulldogs’ road to the Final Four was far from conventional, with a buzzer-beating first round over Old Dominion, a chaotic free throw shooting contest late with top seeded Pitt, and an overtime victory over Florida in the Elite Eight. There’s no superstar for this team like Gordon Hayward was last year, but with the experienced leadership of senior forward Matt Howard and junior guard and Lexington native Shelvin Mack, Butler is a force to be reckoned with. Butler has been this far before and won’t be satisfied with falling short a second straight season. Mack and Howard both average over 15 points per game, and while the rest of the team is comprised mostly of role players, Stevens has shown that he can propel his squad past collections of more talented players. Starters: Guard Shelvin Mack, Guard Shawn Vanzant, Guard Chase Stigall, Forward Matt Howard, Center Andrew Smith Key Reserves: Guard Ronald Nored, Forward Khyle Marshall.

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Multi-sport athlete pushes her limits
Matthew stokes Asst. Sports Editor Junior Keri mcginnis came into Berry with lofty goals in mind, such as winning a national championship in soccer. Little did she know that her collegiate sports path would change and include two other sports. the Kennesaw mountain high School graduate said she and her Berry soccer teammates found out some stunning news in the first few weeks of the 2008-2009 school year. they were told that the 2008 fall season would be the last season the team could compete in postseason play until 2013-2014. Berry would be moving from the Naia to the Ncaa, and as a part of the transition, there would be a four-year provisional period in which no Berry athletic team could participate in postseason play. mcginnis said this news forced her to either transfer or re-evaluate her goals. Despite the disappointing news that she would only have one chance to pursue a national title, mcginnis said the 2008 season had its memorable moments. “We won the opening round in Bristol, tenn., in penalty kicks against King college,” mcginnis said. “that was really great because we knew it was our last chance to go to Nationals for the rest [of everyone’s career]. it put everyone on the same [playing] field. it’s not just like it [was] the seniors’ last chance. it [was] everyone’s last chance.” During the fall of her sophomore year, mcginnis approached running coach paul Deaton about joining the track team in the spring of 2010. Deaton said mcginnis was an allaround athlete with a lot of energy. “She was unique in that she could do the training for most any event, which made her a good fit,” Deaton said. “She did a half marathon for fun.” Senior courtney cooper described mcginnis as a track teammate, calling her very competitive, friendly and outgoing. cooper said mcginnis always wanted to all the training, and had to eventually realize that her body had limits. after running track that spring and playing soccer in the fall of 2010, women’s soccer head coach, Lorenzo canalis approached her. tennis coach clay hightower had lost some athletes from his women’s team during the fall and asked canalis for suggestions on who would be interested in playing. canalis said he directed hightower to mcginnis, who was not a stranger to the tennis coach. She had taken his tennis class during the previous year. By late fall, 2010 mcginnis made her decision to play tennis instead of running track. By all accounts her first season as a tennis player has been a success. “She’s done better than i imagined,” hightower said. he said that she has emerged as a strong singles player. For mcginnis, one match this season stands out. playing doubles with senior elizabeth Stepp, the pair rallied to win a match against oglethorpe university. For all the efforts that she puts into her athletics, mcginnis also works hard in the classroom. mcginnis’ major is interdisciplinary, combining math, biology and kinesiology. mcginnis said she wants to go to graduate school for nutrition. taking school seriously is something that she credits her parents for stressing to her and her older sister. “classroom success and having goals for life in general…our parents stressed that a lot,” mcginnis said. “Being competitive in nature makes it easier to do well in the classroom because if you see your classmates doing well, you’re like ‘i can do just as good as they can do or probably better.’” mcginnis called soccer teammate Jenna Davis her biggest role model at Berry. “Watching her play soccer and study hard and accomplish her goal of Christian turner, Staff Photographer getting into vet school [at university of Junior Keri McGinnis has played soccer and tennis as georgia] is really motivating for me,” well as running track while at Berry. mcginnis said. mcginnis’ next tennis match is monday, april 4, against emory university in atlanta.


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Perks for Berry athletes slowly disappearing
kiMBerly treese Guest Columnist in 2010 Berry made a transition from Naia to Diii. this change may not have had a large effect on most students but it made a big difference in the lives of Berry college athletes. the transition to Diii took away all athletic scholarships and prevented the issuing of any new athletic scholarships for recruiting classes. Scholarships weren’t the only thing the transition took away; it also prevented any athletic team from competing in Nationals until the 2012-2013 school year. So what motivation did athletes have left after this shift? that is a question i cannot honestly answer. all athletes play for the love of the game right? So for those athletes who were here before the transition, Berry was home, their team was their family and their heart was in the game. however, for recruiting it was different story. recruiting instantaneously became more difficult because it involved asking a recruit who had no connection to Berry to come play for no scholarship when that same recruit could play somewhere else aND receive scholarship to do it. So what perk was left for athletes?

Week in Review
March 11 loses 6-2 to Bates College WINS 6-4 over Bates College March 12 loses 3-1 to Bates College WINS 15-2 over Bates College March 16 WINS 10-5 over Concordia March 18 loses 14-8 to Carthage College March 15 WINS 15-9 over Sweet Briar College March 16 losses 17-7 to Claremont-Mudd Scripps March 18 WINS 5-0 against Wisconsin-Superior March 20 WINS 9-1 over Eureka College WINS 8-0 over Westminster SWEEPS “CICI’S SPRING BREAK CHALLENGE” March 16 loses 8-1 Hamilton March 17 WINS 7-2 over Franklin & Marshall College March 17 WINS 9-0 over Franklin & Marshall College March 18 loses 8-1 to Southern Nazarene 8-1

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early registration. early registration was the oNLY advantage Berry gave to student athletes. athletes couldn’t compete nationally and couldn’t play on scholarship, but at LeaSt early registration allowed them to register for classes that didn’t interfere with their practice schedules. So naturally, if an athlete has an advantage, what must Berry do? take it away, of course. Starting this semester, most athletes no longer have the advantage of early registration either. What i cannot begin to fathom is what caused such a sudden change. at a small school such as Berry, early registration is crucial to an athlete’s schedule simply because most classes are only offered in one or two sections. if an athlete is unable to get an early section that is free from practice interference, then he/she is forced to take a later session and miss practice. Now i’m sure the practical solution is to simply move practice later, which might work…for inside sports. however, without the advantage of lights on most of the athletic fields, the practice window is set sometime between 5:00 p.m. and sundown. So please tell me, how are we going to keep any hard-earned respect in our athletic program when the school no longer ‘respects’ its athletes? What’s next Berry college? Would you like to take our cleats too?


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Green Week

Participating in Green Week, Katie Mitchell and Preston Tippett (left) try samples of tap and bottled water. Will Graham (right) pledges to turn off the lights during Earth Hour last Saturday evening.

Business Week

Agricultural ‘ag’ Week
Austin Martin (above) and Allison Crane (below) enjoy the inflatables on the Green Lawn Tuesday afternoon.

Checking out some of the tools on display, Ivy Ricks and Emily Baker visit the “Ag” Week table in Krannert. In honor of Agricultural Heritage Week, heavy farming equipment has been placed in the grass around Opportunity Drive.
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