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Fact of the Week:
The 57 on Heinz
represents the vari-
eties of pickle the
company once had.
Men’s and Women’s
Townhouse grease fre
Tuesday night at 11:11 p.m. a grease fre started in townhouse B1. Two fre trucks, one rescue
truck and three Berry offcers responded to the fre. There was minimal damage to the townhouse but
the complex was evacuated.
kim treese, Features Editor
Nursing program proposed
Berry has announced the intent to offer a four year nurs-
College President Stephen R. Briggs said discussion
about adding the program has occurred over the past cou-
“The opportunity arose to work with an experienced
consultant and we took it,” Briggs said.
Briggs said Vanice Roberts, the dean of nursing at Short-
er University, is the consultant hired to examine the addi-
tion of a nursing program at Berry.
Roberts has been in nursing for over thirty years. She
worked at Kennesaw State University for thirty years and
returned from retirement to start the nursing program at
Shorter University. Roberts said right now she is helping
Berry with the development of the nursing program.
“The reason I am leaving Shorter is because of the life-
style statement,” Roberts said.
Briggs said in order to start a nursing program at Berry,
the program would have to be approved by the Georgia
Board of Nursing and approved by the Southern Associa-
tion of Colleges and Schools (SACS) since it would be a
new degree, a Bachelor of Science in nursing (BSN).
Associate Provost Andrew Bressette said as part of the
approval process, Berry must submit a curriculum over-
view, credentials of the faculty and staff that would be
hired and fscal planning to ensure the program could be
Bressette said fnal approval of the program would
come during the mid-fall 2012 semester and some nursing
classes could begin as early as January 2013.
Roberts said in the initial proposal, the program would
include three new full-time faculty and one dean. Roberts
said about 30 to 40 news students would be expected in
the frst class.
Bressette said a nursing program was discussed as part
of the 6/3 plan, a plan that involved examining six pro-
grams that could be improved and three programs that
could be feasible to add.
Bressette said Berry has seen growth in the dual-degree
nursing program that includes three years at Berry and
two at Emory University or another college.
“For some prospective students it becomes a question
of fnances,” Bressette said. “Graduating in fve years as
opposed to four is sometimes a fnancial limitation. We lost
one to two percent of our freshman class last year because
Admissions Counselor Laura Miller said she has talked
with a lot of students interested in the dual degree nursing
program but are hesitant since they are guaranteed fnan-
cial aid at Berry based on good grades but are not guaran-
teed fnancial aid at Emory or another institution.
Miller said students must have a 3.0 GPA to be accepted
at Emory and the requirements are getting increasingly dif-
fcult, making it harder for Berry students to be accepted.
Briggs said the challenge with starting a program like
this is the national shortage of nurses and fnding someone
to head the program that is familiar with the surrounding
community and its medical needs.
Roberts said solid commitments are needed from Floyd,
Redmond and some of the hospices in Rome and clinics in
order to fgure out if there will be room in those facilities for
students to come and get the practical clinical experience.
“Finding clinical practice sites and faculty are the hard-
est parts of starting a new program,” she said.
Briggs said nursing students would still need some ba-
sic science classes like biology, chemistry and physics, but
would not seriously increase the class size of those core re-
wins national grant
The Chemistry Department
recently recieved a new 400 MHz
The purchase of the new spec-
trometer was made possible by a
grant from the National Science
Assistant Professor of Chemis-
try, Kevin Hoke, said the Chem-
istry Department had applied for
the grant from the NSF in January
2011, but that they did not offcial-
ly hear that they had received the
grant until September 2011.
Professor of Chemistry Gary
Breton said that only 15 percent
of the applications that the NSF
receives are accepted. He also
said that the grant refects well
on Berry and that “it shows that
the NSF believes in the impor-
tance and caliber of your science
program and it’s nice to get that
The delivery and installation
of the new spectrometer, howev-
er, did not take place until Febru-
“The installation took place
over a three week period from
February 20 to March 9,“ Hoke
Breton, said a 400 MHz NMR
spectrometer is like an MRI ma-
chine that looks at the molecules
in a sample and that a spectrom-
eter is essentially a “big magnet.”
Hoke said that a spectrom-
eter’s purpose is to examine the
structures and properties of the
molecules that are present in any
“The new machine is like a mi-
croscope compared to a magnify-
ing glass,” Breton said.
Hoke said another major dif-
ference in the new machine versus
the old one is that “the machine
is more precise than the previous
one.” He went on to say that the
machine is also “more powerful
and is able to reveal new atoms
and separate them out.”
Hoke said that on the previ-
ous spectrometer, you could only
guess what molecule the machine
was displaying on your results,
but that because the new machine
is so sensitive it is able to detect
many “small noises and peaks”
and allowed a researcher to see all
the different molecules.
Breton said for chemistry stu-
dents who want to go to graduate
school, experience with a machine
like this is absolutely essential.
see “CHEMISTRY” P. 3
see “NURSING” P. 2
PAGe 2, CAMPUs CARRIeR APRIl 5, 2012
-Arrests- On March
31 at 4:12 a.m. offcers
make three arrests
relating to DUI, un-
der age possession of
alcohol and possession
of less than an ounce
of marijuana. A Berry
student and two non-
-Fire- On April 3 at
11:11 p.m. offcers
responded to a small
kitchen grease fre
that resulted in minor
damage to Townhouse
“Always report a traffc acci-
dent to campus police, no mat-
ter how slight the damage is.
A report cannot be accurately
made after the fact.”
World Music Festival celebrates seventh year
The World Music Festival held its seventh annual concert Saturday
on Memorial Library lawn.
Associate Professor of Religion and Philosophy Jeffrey Lidke said
about three to four hundred people came and went throughout the
Lidke said there were eight groups that performed this year includ-
ing tribal rock, jazz and Middle Eastern dance.
Lidke said the budget for the event limits the performers that are
“We defnitely have a lot of local talent and that’s great,” Lidke
said. “But it would be nice to bring in more national talent that would
be more widely recognizable.”
Lidke said in past years the event brought in an Indian music and
dance group from California and a Middle Eastern percussionist.
Lidke said the event has a lot of U.S. traditions represented includ-
ing rock, jazz, bluegrass, folk and spiritual but also includes an inter-
national representation like groups from the Indian, African, Indone-
sian and Middle East infuence.
Lidke said the event is primarily funded by SGA but is also contrib-
uted to by RISE, the Offce of Multicultural and International Student
Programs, Interfaith Council, Department of Religion and Philoso-
phy, International Programs, Buddhist Studies group and Amnesty
Associate Professor of English, Rhetoric & Writing Lara Whelan’s
dance troupe performed traditional belly dance at the event.
“I think people have lots of misconceptions about belly dance,”
Whelan said. “Our [Whelan’s dance troupe] mission is to honor the
traditions that authentic belly dance comes from which means incor-
porating movement from folk dance traditions from North Africa, the
Middle East and the Silk Road.”
Whelan said there will be a workshop on April 22 sponsored by the
Berry dance program that will teach basic belly dance technique and
Whelan said there are plans to potentially offer belly dance courses
through the dance department in Fall 2013.
Whelan said her troupe also performed at the Girls Lock-In event
and are usually performers at Relay for Life.
Lidke said he is grateful for the funding received for the event may
the student organizers of the event may consider outside fund-raising
in order to bring in more widely recognized talent.
continued From pg. 1
Briggs said the nursing profession does require a strong science
background but it is also largely based on relational skills.
“It’s a profession of caring and I think a program like this will
embody the Berry mission,” Briggs said.
Briggs said a goal in developing the program is to offer a distinc-
tive nursing program and offer something that other colleges can’t,
and an example of this is the department of animal science.
“Students have the opportunity to get unique experiences
starting their freshman year and we strive to make that a part of
every program,” Briggs said. “The same will be true for a nursing
Bressette said the goal in developing the program would be to
ensure that it’s a quality program.
“We don’t want a cookie-cutter program,” Bressette said. “We’d
want to bring the Berry signature to it.”
Briggs said the tuition paid by the incoming nursing students
would cover any additional faculty. Briggs said the program would
require a clinical simulation lab with lots of equipment including
human simulators that students can take blood pressure from, give
injections to, and practice other practical skills on. Briggs said this
component of the program would require capital and the college
would look to fundraising to pay for the equipment.
Briggs said there has not yet been a decision as to where the
courses or clinical simulation lab would be housed.
Bressette said in the short-term existing spaces would be uti-
lized for nursing programs and in the long-term a more permanent
home, like the wing of a building, would be dedicated to the nurs-
Bressette said traditional nursing programs are not housed with
math and the natural sciences.
“Nursing is more of a human science, like exercise science and
psychology,” Bressette said. “As of now we’d be looking to make it
part of the Charter School.”
Briggs said there is already a lot of interest in the existing dual
degree nursing program at Berry.
“At Decision Berry we had four pre-nursing students,” Briggs
said. “There is an increasing need and interest in the feld.”
Bressette said he believes the program itself fts Berry.
“I can picture students going down to Wal-Mart and giving free
blood pressure screening and really ministering to the community,”
Bressette said. “I think the program would be a natural extension
of Berry’s mission.”
Miller said she thinks the addition of a program will increase
Berry’s tie to the community.
“I think it will raise our standards in every way and make our
connections and ties stronger with Harbin Clinic and Floyd Medi-
cal Center for our pre-med students,” Miller said.
contributions by Ashley mcintyre And kristen sellers
Junior Shari Bissoondatt participated in the World Music Festival
on Saturday. The event ran from the afternoon to late evening and
featured performances from eight different groups.
Will miller, Staff Photographer
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april 5, 2012 CaMpUs Carrier, paGe 3
Jeff Anderson on the
Hear Jeff anderson, current
commercial airline Captain
and former U.s. Navy
pilot, speak about the na-
tion’s problems with com-
mercial politics Thursday
april 5 at 7 p.m. in Green
306. Ce credit offered.
Guitar Studio Recital
enjoy the spring guitar
concert Thursday april 5 at
7:30 p.m. in the Ford audi-
torium. Ce credit offered.
College to Career Fair
Take advantage of this
semester’s last opportunity
to fnd internships, part-
time positions or full-time
positions Tuesday april 10
from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at
the atlanta Cobb Galleria.
sign up in the Career Cen-
ter, Krannert 310 for a spot.
Hear assistant professor of
History at Georgia Col-
lege rachel shelden speak
about the coming of the
Civil war Tuesday april 10
at 3:30 p.m. in the evans
auditorium. Ce credit
Film and Discussion
watch “The purity Myth”
and discuss the contradic-
tory messages about female
sexuality in the media and
society Tuesday april 10 at
6 p.m. location TBa. Ce
Browse the thrift store set
up on campus with pro-
ceeds going to Hospitality
House for women wednes-
day april 11 from 10:30
a.m. to 1 p.m. in Krannert
Beneft Event for the
Women of W.O.R.T.H.
Hear Medical Manager and
Volunteer Coordinator of
women’s Organization for
reproductive and Total
Health Care Clinic Kristin
sheely present the cur-
rent situation surrounding
contraception in the United
states as well as raising
funds through a baked
goods sale for the clinic
wednesday april 11 at 5:30
p.m. in spruill Ballroom.
Ce credit offered.
Social Good Project
watch a documentary of
interviews conducted by
senior Brin enterkin from
her travels for research in
to learn more about how
to perform social good
through business initiatives
wednesday april 11 at 6:30
in Green 326. Ce credit
Student Work appreciated on campus
This week, students, faculty and staff have
been celebrating student work week with
informational job hunting sessions, free Jan-
dy’s frozen yogurt for student workers, the
rollins work awards, and student enterprise
Dean of student work rufus Massey said
the goal of the week is to recognize the hard
work that students do in their on-campus
“Our goal is to give students a set of experi-
ences that will enhance their credentials and
we really want to celebrate the work students
put into their campus jobs,” Massey said.
Coordinator of student work Jimmy story
(c10) said he thinks Berry has more of a rea-
son to celebrate student work than many other
“Berry really is dependent on its student
workers,” story said. “if no students showed
up to work one day, there would be a huge
impact and we would defnitely not function
Director of the Career Center sue Tarpley
said this week is something that doesn’t hap-
pen at many other institutions.
“i think students are reminded of how
fortunate they are to have the experience
and training that our student work program
gives them,” Tarpley said. “its also a good
opportunity for students to thank their work
Tarpley said the student work program
allows students to learn from their mistakes.
“students get to make their mistakes
here,” Tarpley said. “sometimes the lessons
we learn best are the ones where we weren’t
story said a primary goal has been market-
ing the week.
“we want students to know what the week
is about and demonstrate how valuable their
work really is,” story said.
story said the rollins work awards are
always a capstone part of student work
The rollins work awards are for juniors and
seniors nominated by their work supervisors.
story said this year the awards had the
Berry Jazz ensemble playing to give it a for-
mal feel and included a dessert reception.
The Chief Moore awards were given to
senior stephen walker for Viking Fusion and
senior Morgan west for a New Year, a New
The recipients each recieved $150 and a
plaque. story said nominations for the award
are made by the supervisors and the student
work program then selects the male and
There was also a work supervisor award
was given to Director of student activities Cec-
ily Crow. Crow received $1000 and a plaque.
each of the other award winners received a
certifcate and T-shirt.
Tarpley said this year an educational com-
ponent has been added to the week. Tarpley
said there are sessions that include speakers
presenting on business communications and
on Monday night a panel of alumni who grad-
uated in 2010 or 2011 and are now success-
fully employed, returned to speak and answer
questions about how they were successful in
their job search.
story said attendance at some of the work
week events were not at the levels the student
work offce wanted but said he was satisfed
with the quality of the sessions offered.
“attendance wasn’t quite where we’d like
to see, but from student reaction i gathered
that the value of the material being presented
and what students could get out of the ses-
sions was not lacking,” story said. “i think
more marketing and making sure our events
don’t confict with other major events happen-
ing on campus will increase attendance.”
Tarpley said evaluations were given after
the educational sessions for the week.
“Hopefully those evaluations will let us
assess student’s response to them and what we
can improve on for next year,” Tarpley said.
Tarpley said the student enterprise expo
Thursday will be a good way for freshmen
and sophomores to learn more about each
enterprise and how they can get involved.
story said the student enterprise expo
Thursday has three main goals: a sales oppor-
tunity for the products made by some of the
enterprises like Berry cheese and angus beef,
to showcase what each enterprise does and to
recruit new student workers.
“its important that students know for
example, they don’t have to be an animal per-
son to get involved with Berry Cheese,” story
said. “an enterprise needs a pr representative
or maybe a marketing major to help with their
story said the theme of this year’s student
work week is “Just own it,” based on an essay
written by College president stephen r. Briggs
last semester. The essay was centered around
student work being more than just a paycheck.
students really need to “own” their job.
The shirts received by the rollins work
award recipients say “Owned it.”
Massey said immediately following this
year’s work awards, the Offce of Student
work will begin focusing on identifying and
recognizing high performance work teams.
“There’s a lot of really great work that
groups of students organize and execute and
we want to recognize them too,” Massey said.
story said Berry is a member of the National
student employment association, a group that
usually designates one week every academic
year to recognize student work.
story said Berry doesn’t necessarily adhere
to that specifc week since the end of the
semester is always busy.
“we didn’t want to have to compete with
other events like the honors convocation and
leadership awards,” story said. “we don’t
want students to have to pick and choose
which events they go to.”
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He said with the expansion of the science department at Berry
and the infux of new science professors, a more modern spectrom-
eter was a must.
Breton said some science professors have been prevented from
performing some forms of research because of the lack of proper
equipment in the past which will no longer be an issue. The machine
has not even been in operation for 30 days and Hoke has already
been able to obtain results and present them at a national conference
he attended last week.
Hoke said another beneft of the new spectrometer is that it helps
with Berry’s accreditation. Not many students have been trained on
how to use the machine but sophomore Marcella putri was able to
use the machine for the frst time this past Tuesday.
“it’s a really cool machine,” putri said. “Compared to the old
one, it gives a clearer image, which is helpful when students want to
identify what compound they just synthesized.”
Breton said the best thing the spectrometer brings to the depart-
ment is what it can do for us research wise as well as what it can do
for upper-level chemistry students.”
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Everyone knows classes
are canceled next Tuesday,
supposedly so that all of
us can attend the student
symposium, where many
students’ and organiza-
tions’ research is going to
You’re all thinking it,
we’re just saying it: How
many students are actu-
ally going to spend their
free day without classes
listening to people present
Before we go any fur-
ther, let it be known that
by no means are we mak-
ing light of the hard work
these individuals have
undoubtedly put in for
this, nor are we making
fun of those who choose
to attend and enrich their
intellect. That is com-
pletely respectable, and
in fact we encourage it.
The world could use more
However, there are a
number of factors that will
play into (what we expect
will be) many students’
decision not to attend the
symposium next Tuesday.
Firstly, it seems that the
timing of this event was
rather poorly planned.
Giving students the
day off on the Tuesday
after Easter break, when
we’ve also gotten the Fri-
day before off, isn’t the
smartest idea. professors
shouldn’t be surprised if
there are more empty seats
than normal in their class-
rooms on Monday; many
people will probably be
skipping those classes in
favor of staying home or
elsewhere one extra night.
Hence, if they’re skipping
their classes that Mon-
day, the odds aren’t really
in favor of them attend-
ing the symposium on
if at all possible, it
would just be better to
have the symposium ear-
lier in the semester. This
time of year is generally
the busiest, for students
and faculty/staff alike.
This late into the spring
semester, there are already
tons of “extra” events to
go to: awards, recitals,
receptions and perfor-
mances galore. people
aren’t exactly keen on
committing to yet another
Also, it’s nice that the
symposium is a Cultural
Events credit, but those lit-
tle slips aren’t that hard to
come by around here. stu-
dents need more incentive
to attend an event. perhaps
the symposium could take
a page out of the Health
Fair’s book and offer free
T-shirts, food and other
giveaways. Though many
people probably don’t
have a personal interest
in the topics of the Health
Fair, it is usually a success
because of all the college-
student-friendly free stuff.
And there’s a raffe with
some pretty sweet prizes.
These are just a few tips
for the student symposium
to garner more attendees.
Take ‘em or leave ‘em.
tion prolongs efforts
to complete tasks
When i think of 3D, i imme-
diately think about Disney-
world. When you’re in Dis-
neyworld, you are surrounded
by this world. Everything that
you do makes you feel as if
this world is actually real. The
magic comes alive. From riding
rides to getting pictures taken
with the characters, everything
seems so real. Therefore, it
makes sense that you would the
same inclusive feeling in your
movies that you go see within
the park. it gives this feeling of
realism that keeps that magical
feeling alive. This is what 3D
should do. it should add some-
thing to the flm rather than just
be used as a gimmick to draw in
3D was introduced at the
World’s Fair in 1939 and there
were small variations of this
idea up until the flm, “Bwana
Devil,” was released. This flm,
according to Widescreen Mov-
ies Magazine, is about lions that
killed a bunch of humans dur-
ing the building of the Uganda
railway. This does not sound
like a very creative and thought-
ful piece of cinema, but it was
extremely successful due to
the 3D aspect of the flm. After
a bunch of flms were made
in 3D, people stopped going
to see them. They avoided 3D
flms like the plague. 3D then
picked back up in the 80s as
they attempted to make a
revival with flms such as Jaws
3D and Friday the 13th 3D, etc.
They were attempting to make
money off these gimmicks,
which also included things like
smell o’vision, yeah, that. As the
technology progresses, so does
the obsession with it.
As we enter this digital age,
people in the flm industry must
do whatever they can to keep
viewers in the theater. They “re-
offer” this technology, better
developed, in hopes that people
will realize that they can only
see flms in its full 3D effect in
the theaters. The problem with
this is that they are abusing this
new technology. There should
be a reason behind utilizing it,
whether that is to enhance the
feeling of being a part of some-
thing such as in Disneyworld
or to add depth or the sense of
including the audience in the
story. instead it appears we have
picked up this “new” thing or at
least better developed and run
with it and not stopped. At all.
Everything is in 3D from the
action movies released in the
summer such as “The Green
lantern” to movies like “Toy
They are even releasing old
classics in 3D. For example, i
saw “Beauty and the Beast” in
3D. i went because i missed the
movie and wanted to relive my
childhood. immediately, i was
saddened because half of the
flm, I was trying to get used to
the weird feel that this old clas-
sic had due to 3D. Just because
you release a good flm and add
some 3D effects, doesn’t always
make it better. in fact, it took
away from the flm that I knew
sometimes 3D is exactly what
the flm needs. For example,
“Alice in Wonderland” starring
actors such as Johnny Depp,
Helena Bonham Carter and
Anne Hathaway and directed
by Tim Burton was made bet-
ter due to the 3D effect. The
flm itself wasn’t amazing but
the 3D added depth and created
more of this mystical land that
Alice is caught up in. it also
helped enhance the strange-
ness of the mixture of animation
and live action. In flms such as
“Toy story 3” or “Beauty and
the Beast,” the 3D didn’t add
anything to the flm and just
seemed like a gimmick. There
was no purpose.
This technology is one for
the books and should be kept
around because of what it can
do. let’s just make sure it is
actually doing something other
than forcing me to pay extra
money to go see something that
3D: Three (more) Dollars?
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no, i don’t even know
what it is or anything
about it. i just know
we have classes off and
that’s all that matters.”
“Are you planning to attend
the student symposium
i’m going. We get
the day off, so we might
as well take advan-
tage. it’ll be interesting
to see what research
people are up to.”
i might go, but i
also might use it as a
chance to get things
done, like read.”
i’m actually in it, so
i will have to go. i’d
go anyway, though.”
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last Thursday, students gathered in
Krannert in order to support “Justice
for Trayvon.” Many students also wore
hoodies “as a silent reminder that we
are, and still could be, Trayvon Martin.”
Brown’s editorial compared the story of
Emmett Till, a young man murdered in
1955, to the Trayvon Martin shooting. in
doing so, the author has already labeled
George Zimmerman a murderer.
As i continue, i must point out that i
do not think that George Zimmerman is
guilty or innocent. i was not there dur-
ing the shooting and i have not seen the
police reports or evidence. The only thing
that I have seen are conficting reports
from the media that are mostly reports
that have already jumped to conclusions
and reports that have obvious bias.
The pictures of Trayvon Martin and
George Zimmerman are outdated pho-
tos of a baby-faced Trayvon, who was
17 years old, 6 feet 3 inches tall and 150
pounds, and have made Zimmerman
look like an imposing, scruffy, heavy-
set man, though he is actually 5 feet 9
inches and weighs around 200 pounds.
The media has run stories that make
it appear as though Zimmerman shot
Trayvon only because he was black.
This could be seen when nBC played
an edited version of Zimmerman’s 911
call on national television. nBC played
a recording of Zimmerman saying, “This
guy looks like he’s up to no good. He
looks black.” However, through selec-
tive editing nBC failed to leave in the
911 operator’s question that asked: “And
this guy, is he white, black or Hispanic?”
This is just the tip of the iceberg of the
media’s bias against Zimmerman.
it is amusing that people rally and
claim they want justice, but only for
Trayvon and not Zimmerman. This man
has already been convicted and cruci-
fed. Instead of politicians and leaders
making statements such as “if i had a
son, he’d look like Trayvon” or “He was
a black man wearing a hoodie in a white
neighborhood” they should let justice be
served the one way it is supposed to be,
through a strict adherence to the rule of
law and right of due process.
instead of raving about the “lack of
justice” because Zimmerman has not
been arrested and formally charged due
to a lack of evidence, redirect that anger.
An investigation is being made so pros-
ecutors can decide whether or not to
charge Zimmerman with Trayvon Mar-
tin’s death. it is true that Zimmerman
has not been arrested yet. Chris serino,
the lead homicide investigator, wanted
Zimmerman to be charged with man-
slaughter, but the state attorney’s offce
did not believe there was suffcient evi-
dence to bring a case. Ultimately, Zim-
merman may never be arrested and put
on trial if prosecutors and police look at
the evidence and fnd there is not enough
probable cause for an arrest.
For real justice to be served people
should be enraged at the responses or
rather, lack thereof, in regards to this
tragedy. people should be upset that peo-
ple like spike lee have done things like
tweeting addresses they believed to be
Zimmerman’s. people should be upset
that the media has failed to report accu-
rately without bias. Doesn’t anyone fnd
it interesting that the Justice Department
has begun to investigate whether or not
this case constitutes a hate crime while
the new Black panthers have not been
charged with a felony for advocating the
kidnapping of George Zimmerman by
placing a $10,000 bounty upon his head?
The media and the Justice Department
have said nothing about shaima Ala-
wadi, an iraqi woman in California who
was found less than a week ago lying in
a pool of her own blood next to a note
that said “Go back to your country.” Has
anyone heard the reports about Bob and
nancy strait? Tyrone Woodfork attacked
Bob, 90, and nancy, 85, in their home.
Woodfork sexually assaulted and beat
nancy to death and left Bob a widower
with a broken jaw and fractured ribs.
Where is the media response to this?
racism is still around and will con-
tinue to be around despite how much
progress has been made. However, to
use Trayvon Martin as a symbol for
“the cause” and as proof that racism is
still around is wrong. instead of using
the Trayvon Martin case, how about the
people in the Berry community use the
recent incident of racism that occurred
at Deerfeld Hall. This racism should not
be tolerated. To exploit Trayvon Martin’s
tragic death is not only wrong but also
ignorant. if you wish to continue to use
Trayvon Martin as a symbol before all
of the facts are known and even before
a decision can be made to arrest Zim-
merman, please continue to do so but
do not send out emails saying that the
Class of 2012 supports this. As a mem-
ber of the Class of 2012, i do not support
this because i believe people should not
jump to conclusions. We need to wait
and see if Zimmerman is found innocent
or guilty in a court of law, granted prose-
cutors believe that there is suffcient evi-
dence for Zimmerman to be arrested and
put on trial. i’ll conclude by asking one
fnal question: What if Zimmerman was
black and Trayvon was of mixed white
and peruvian heritage?
one must be careful when making a
judgment of another person’s guilt. This
is especially the case when one is not
privy to all the evidence. i personally
am not sure whether George acted in
self-defense or not. There is a lot of evi-
dence suggesting that George pursued
Trayvon, but there are also eyewitnesses
who state that Trayvon attacked George,
and that George was crying out for help.
How can any of us make a decision this
early? Before we make a judgment on
George’s guilt, i suggest we watch the
court proceedings and then judge. To
simply discount one piece of evidence,
such as the fact that George had a large
gash on his head and a bloody nose,
and emphasize the fact that George was
pursuing Trayvon, does not take into
account the totality of the case.
regardless, i am not concerned with
whether George fulflls the criteria for
the stand Your Ground law. i am con-
cerned about two questions. First, did
George shoot Trayvon because Trayvon
was black (i don’t even care whether
George profled Trayvon and pursued
him), and second, did the police depart-
ment not arrest George because Tray-
von was black and/or because George
was lighter skinned? We’re really going
to have to wait until more information
is made public before we answer any
of these questions. George may indeed
have been a racist, but that does not nec-
essarily mean that’s the reason he shot
Trayvon. it does seem the case, however,
that regardless of the reason, the police
acted wrongly in not taking George in
for questioning. Because someone died,
it would seem prudent to bring George
in for further questioning as the police
try to work out what actually occurred
(note that i am not stating they should
have arrested him at that moment).
What i see in Brown’s writing is a
pessimistic and almost paranoid outlook
on race relations in the U.s. What social
structures exist in America that “perpetu-
ate the idea of white supremacy?” i know
that i constantly feel the burden of being
white. reading The new York Times
and watching Cnn makes me painfully
aware of my burden, the constant shame
that i am white. it is hammered into my
brain that my distant ancestors had and/
or allowed for the slave trade to occur. i
fear my words being taken out of context
and being used to call me a racist. i fear
using the wrong politically correct buzz-
word for those fellow citizens who are
of darker complexion than mine. i fear
being labeled a racist because of who i
vote for. i fear not saying the right words
and doing the right thing to show that i,
as a white man with the burden of proof,
do not think myself superior to anyone
because of race. it is perpetually thrust in
my face that white people are, by default,
racist and must prove their sincerity of
being colorblind. i state this mainly in
jest, but sadly there rings a hint of truth.
i’m not stating that racism does not
exist in America. it does. it existed in the
case of 18-year-old Brian Milligan, Jr.,
who was beaten by a group of black men
because he was dating a black woman.
Jason Fordell was beaten by a group of
black men as they shouted “cracker” and
“white boy.” racism can be found in the
case of Emmett Till as he was grossly,
hatefully and reproachfully murdered.
But are these the constant race-based
hate crimes that Brown seems to believe
can be found all over America?
no. instead, these cases illustrate
that while racism is alive, Americans
are now prepared to stand up together
to denounce racism. is racism prevalent
when large groups of both blacks and
whites stand up and denounce racism as
a result of the Trayvon case (whether it
exists there or not)? Where Brown sees
despair and racism, i see strength and
racial appreciation. Where Brown lives in
fear, i live in comradery with my fellow
Americans (regardless of race) in oppo-
sition to all racism when it really exists.
i don’t go looking under every rock for
those instances of racism, but i do speak
out against it when i see its practice.
i believe that these rare cases show
that racism is weak and found only in
small pockets of American society. look
at those who fock to Trayvon Martin’s
family. They are both white and black.
Those condemning any racism that
might be found in this case are both
white and black. Blacks do not have a
monopoly on shunning racism.
What matters is not that racism
occurs, but what do Americans do when
faced with racism? Do whites and blacks
stand silent or only speak up weakly
and in small numbers, or do whites and
blacks decry racism and in large num-
bers seek to rid such inhuman ideas from
our society? if it is shown that racism has
occurred in the Trayvon Martin case, it
ultimately doesn’t matter. What matters
is how we react, who reacts, and in what
numbers. The fact that both whites and
blacks have denounced the perceived
racism should speak volumes more than
the fact that it happened.
i’ll stand side-by-side with Brown
when I fnd racism, and I’ll cheer, shout
and cry with her until this atrocious idea
is razed from America. But i’ll chastise
those that i believe judge too quickly and
without ample evidence, and i’ll seek to
show that racism in America should be
viewed in positive terms.
LetterS to the editor
Editor’s note: These letters were written in response to Chauncey Brown’s editorial,
“Racism is still here,” in the March 22 issue of The Carrier.
i won’t be going
because my room-
mate’s mom is com-
ing to visit and we’re
going to hang out.”
The media says so, therefore Zimmerman is obviously guilty
Racism in America: not as prevalent as pessimists judge it to be
Bushings are usually made of a
polyurethane material, and come
in varying shapes and hardness.
Two of the most standard bushing
shapes include barrels and cones.
Barrels, having a larger shape, are
often thought to have more stabil-
ity and rebound whereas cones,
having a more narrow shape, allow
for more turn and less rebound.
Longboard decks are typically
composed of birch, bamboo,
or maple. Longboards are
commercially available in a
variety of shapes and sizes.
Each shape and length of deck
has certain advantages and
disadvantages, which affects
the primary usage of the long-
Longboarders typically wear slide gloves
and helmets, as these are considered the
bare minimum for protection. Additional
protection includes: leathers, wrist guards,
knee pads, elbow pads and sometimes
spine protectors and padded shorts.
Longboarding grew in popularity
throughout California in the 1970s
when surfers were looking for an
alternate activity when waves were
Speedboards, or downhill long-
boards, are used for riding
down hills as fast as possible.
These boards are usually 35 to
44 inches long featuring wheel
bases from 28 to 35 inches and
very stiff to improve stability. It
is also very common to use these
boards for free-riding.
Dancing is a common discipline
within the longboarding com-
munity that involves a variety
of walking and spinning moves.
Dancing boards are normally
around 45 inches long and 12
inches wide, and although most
of the tricks can be performed
on smaller decks, a larger deck
provides a more comfortable
platform for dancing technique.
A new year has brought a wave of changes to Berry's campus, particularly a growing trend of the Hawaii-born
activity of longboarding. The activity grew throughout the 1950s and spread into California up through the 1970s.
As a mixture of traditional skateboarding, snowboarding and surfng, longboards are designed for cruising, down-
hill racing, and freeriding and are not optimal for tricks or competition. While there are professional longboarding
teams in existence, its growing popularity among Berry students seems to be for the less competitive elements.
Here are some frst hand accounts of students who pursue longboarding recreationally.
The Long and Short of It:
Trend at Berry
Getting to know the board
Guys on Board
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Trucks are the metal turn-
ing mechanism that attach
the longboard wheels to the
deck. They come in a wide
range of styles, with wider
trucks meaning a wider turn-
ing circle. They use the motion
of the rider's feet and body
to turn the board by pivoting
a joint in the middle of the
Senior Justin Smith feels that Berry’s campus is ideal to develop longboarding skills.
“Berry is perfect for longboarding because its smooth roads and sidewalks,” Smith said. “Also
Berry is a relaxed place and longboarding is a relaxing sport. All of the people at Berry are
really laid back so longboarding fts with the atmosphere.”
Although competitive longboarding is prominent, many active longboarders use their hobby as
a means of transportation in addition to exercise.
“I longboard to class, on the sidewalks on Evans to the library because they’re narrow and
they go downhill a little bit,” Smith said. “Also there is a big hill behind Ford, on the way to
the Dairy, called the ‘Devil’s Backbone.’”
Smith rides a variation of the traditional longboard, known as the mini-longboard. More com-
parable to traditional skateboards, mini-longboards are shorter and designed for trick riding.
“It’s kind of like a hybrid between a skateboard and longboard; that’s why I like it,” Smith
said. “When I ride I feel like a bird, like I’m free and nothing’s in my head."
Junior Darren Barnett has been longboarding for 15 years. A native of southern
California, longboarding was a popular trend.
“I started in short boarding and I kinda cruised into longboarding,” Barnett said.
“Short boards are a lot more about skill. Longboards are a lot more relaxed. It’s
the kind thing you do when you’re at the beach. You know, to get you from point A to
Barnett recently experienced an accident in which he fell off his board on campus.
Barnett was rushed to the Ladd Center and then to the ER, where he was treated
for minor head injuries, a sprained ankle and a few cuts and scrapes.
“The front wheel came loose and the next thing I know I’m doing a front-fip onto
my head,” Barnett said. “I went to the ER and, thank God, I’m concussion free. That
has never happened to me on a skateboard before.”
Sophomore Graydon McCrite became involved in longboarding last semester after his
friend gave him his frst longboard.
As a new coming to the activity, McCrite was surprise at the ease of which he picked up
longboarding and became comfortable.
“It’s really easy. It’s really not that hard to pick up,” McCrite said. “My friend gave the
board to me up at Ford and I decided to ride it down. Everyone thought I was going eat it
After longboards burst onto the scene in Hawaii in the 1950s, the trend quickly spread
into the West Coast of the U.S. where its popularity grew among surfers.
“I surf and it’s kinda like surfng,” McCrite said. “On a skateboard you step on the back
and fip the front up to turn or whatever. With these, you just lean to steer.”
McCrite said he cannot cite the cause for the sudden trend of longboarding among the
“It’s kinda like dub-step. It just popped up.”
Getting to know the board
Guys on Board
aPrIl 5, 2012
CaMPus CarrIer, PaGe 7
Students who attended “The
Vagina Monologues” on March
30 through April 1 in Krannert
Underground were challenged
with the thought that vaginas are
more than just a part on a wom-
“The Vagina Monologues” and
V-Day focus on ending violence
toward women so that they can
live safely and freely. V-Day was
started 13 years ago and reaches
out to college campuses all over
the U.S. The organization uses
artistic pieces such as “The Vagina
Monologues” to raise money for
local organizations that beneft
women and girls. It also uses the
money to spread awareness in
the college communities about
the epidemic of gender-based
Junior Ashley Harzog, director
of Vagina Monologues, said she
feels that Berry women need to
watch the show.
“’The Vagina Monologues’
are especially important on our
campus because a lot of times we
preach a very reserved culture,”
Harzog said. “It can be good
or bad. This gives a chance for
women to open up. It empowers
women of Berry College.”
Harzog said she enjoys direct-
ing because of the encounters it
“I try to make it an experience
for the girls in the show,” Harzog
said. “I get to be incredibly lucky
to deal with these people that I
never would have known before
and I get to affect them in a very
Faculty and students are both
able to audition to read parts, and
everyone who auditions is ft into
the show somehow.
“One of the rules is that every-
one who shows up at auditions
is ft in any way I can ft them in.
It’s all about where they ft best.
For the returning people, I like to
challenge them – get them out of
their comfort zone,” Harzog said.
Sophomore Courtney Walls
said that reading in “Vagina
Monologues” is a growing
“It’s growing as a group of
women teaching that women are
equal to men,” Walls said.
Walls said that the power of the
show speaks to her personally.
“There is a lot of power in
the room,” Walls said. “The cast
beforehand does warm-ups. We
tell each other what we like about
each other and I love watching
[the audience’s] reactions.”
Sophomore Chelsea Lemcke
was an audience member for the
past two years and said that the
show means a lot to her.
“I have a lot of friends who
have been sexually abused and
just going there and hearing
people’s experiences and hear-
ing you’re not alone is amazing,”
Lemcke said. “Watching people
go there expecting something and
seeing their expectations com-
pletely voided is spectacular.”
Lemcke said that the Bosnian
women reading is her favorite.
“Hearing in graphic detail
how these women were abused
without going into the gore, just
the poetic violence of it, is breath-
takingly beautiful and heart-
breakingly sad at the same time,”
Lemcke encouraged students
to go see the show in the future.
“Just go. Don’t expect any-
thing and enjoy it for what it is,”
Lemcke said. “It’s amazing and
empowering even if you’re not a
Harzog said it is signifcant for
everyone who sees it.
“It’s a very important piece of
theater. More students at Berry
would beneft from seeing it if
they gave it a chance,” Harzog
said. “I want the women who
watch it to know that standing up
for what’s right is not counterin-
tuitive. You can be sweet and still
get what you want.”
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‘Vagina Monologues’ speaks to, empowers women
april 5, 2012 Campus CarriEr, pagE 9
Asst. Entertainmnt Editor
On saturday, march 31,
eight men competed in
the 2012 mr. Berry pag-
eant, but only one man
rose to the challenge.
major Josh allen walked
into the spruill Ballroom
with only winning on his
mind and came out with
Q: Did you have fun par-
ticipating in mr. Berry?
a: i had a lot of fun!
mostly because i was
able to show off my abs
and my amazing skills
with the cymbals.
Q: Why do mr. Berry?
a: For the ladies.
Q: What are you going to
do with your winnings?
a: i am going to take ari-
elle Debrun to mcDon-
alds because it’s her
Q: any hidden talents?
a: i am pretty good at tri-
angle. i can also do 200
crunches in one minute.
Q: are you single?
a: Yes! i am single and
ready to mingle.
Q: anything to say
to future mr. Berry
a: Find yourself a pair of
Q: anything you want
to say to all the ladies
Meet Mr. Berry 2012: Josh Allen
six Berry students dressed as children sang and danced
their way into Ford auditorium to try their luck to win
“the 25th annual putnam County spelling Bee.”
From march 30 to april 1, the Berry College Depart-
ment of Fine arts presented their production of “the 25th
annual putnam County spelling Bee”. the show was a
musical theater presentation of a middle school spelling
bee, and all the drama that accompanies those types of
events. senior lecturer, Harry musselwhite, associate pro-
fessor, Kris Carlisle and ruth Baker produced and directed
the stage was set up to look like a spelling bee. ten
chairs were set up in two rows along the back of the stage,
where the contestants sat. Off to stage right, a small desk
was placed for mitch mahoney, the bee’s comfort counselor,
played by senior max reed. On stage left another table was
set up for spelling bee hostess rona lisa perretti, played by
senior amelia todd, and substitute word caller Vice prin-
cipal Helga punch, played by Fulbright german language
teaching assistant Katrin laier. most of the action in the
program takes place around a central microphone, further
enhancing the illusion of an actual spelling bee
“Carlisle suggested [the show] having seen it in south-
ern California. He thought it would be a perfect show for
our talent and the space that we have,” musselwhite said.
there were six contestants who took part in the ‘spell-
ing bee.’ Each contestant had a different background and
personality, bringing his or her own unique story to the
sophomore Kimberly Bagnell played marcy park, a tal-
ented student who comes to realize that one need not excel
at everything in life. Bagnell said that she has loved musi-
cal theater her whole life, and that it was another way to
become involved at Berry College.
“i really associate a lot with marcy; we’re both really
hyper and spastic and like to have fun a lot of times… so
[playing this character] was really easy. i just channeled
my inner self, and it was a lot of fun,” Bagnell said.
sophomore liz robbins played the part of Chip tolen-
tino, a veteran speller with a bit of an adolescent firting
“He was originally cast as a boy, but since we had no
boys i was cast. so we had to do some alterations, but gen-
erally i am a girl and i am a speller and i won last year and
so i’m back to reclaim my title,” said robbins.
Freshman Emily Griffths said, “I like how they worked
with Chip being a girl, because in the original Broadway
play he’s a boy, so that was interesting.”
“i was really proud of the cast; they really took their
characters and grew with them. they really just made a
great deal out of these comic characters and were rewarded
with great laughs from the audience,” musselwhite said.
the show also included four members of the audience
who were invited up on stage to participate each time the
show was performed.
Griffths was one of the audience members selected to
be part of the show last saturday. she said that she was
simply asked if she wanted to participate when she walked
into the auditorium.
the illusion may have been too heavy-handed for some,
as Griffths said that many of her friends were asking if she
was going to see a real spelling bee on campus. she had to
explain to them that it was actually a musical.
the people that came to see the musical enjoyed what
they saw. it was evident in the applause, laughter and tears
that this was an event that was well worth watching.
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MLB wild-card change: a blessing?
on march 2, major league
Baseball commissioner Bud Selig
announced that one more wild-
card team for each league would
be added to the playoffs, but with
the wild-card teams will play
in a one-game Wild card Show-
down to decide who moves on.
gone are the days of snoozer
series before the real playoffs
began. instead of a series, fans get
what they really want: a sudden
death match, where every move
means something. one ground
ball to the outfeld could cost you
a chance at the World Series; one
homer could propel your team to
the division series. everything’s
on the line. And let’s be honest:
As fans, which game do we enjoy
more, the frst of a series in which
mistakes can be made, or the last,
where everything matters and one
mistake can cost the series? Base-
ball at any level is most enjoyable
when one game determines who
advances and who goes home.
Selig has taken the right step to
give fans what they really want.
i think the new set up makes
baseball more strategic. Say you
make the wild card, and you’re
in the one-game showdown. Who
do you send out to pitch? Your
ace, who may get too worn out
to start the next game if you win?
or do you take the risk and start
a different pitcher, one who does
not have quite the arm as your
ace, He may win, he may not?
But if he does, you still have your
ace for the next game; if you lose,
your fans wonder why you didn’t
start the ace. everything’s on the
line, especially your reputation.
this adds so much more tension
and drama to the game, some-
thing fans always love.
the move to four wild-card
teams instead of two is the frst
change to the playoffs since 1995,
when wild-card teams were
introduced. the idea of a Wild
card Showdown was originally
suggested in 1999, and Selig
announced in 2011 that it would
be implemented in the next cou-
But this new system would
also mean that a third place team
could win the World Series. Had
this system been in place last sea-
son, the Atlanta Braves would
have been forgiven for their Sep-
tember slump and been included
as a National league wild-card,
and the Boston red Sox would
have been the second American
league wild-card team. Both
teams had two of the worst Sep-
tembers in recent baseball history,
but would have had a chance to
prove themselves once more.
But not everyone is happy
about the change. Boston red
Sox designated hitter David ortiz
explained his frustration with the
new system in a recent interview
“one game? that’s kind of
crazy,” ortiz said, according to
eSpN. “You know how many
things we’ve got to move around
and pack for one game? it’d make
more sense for two wild cards to
play at least a two-out-of-three
series while the other teams take a
break for three days because they
won their divisions.”
Not all players shared ortiz’s
thoughts, however. texas rangers
catcher mike Napoli said the new
playoff would give more oppor-
tunity for other teams to achieve
their ultimate goal.
“that’s the way it should be, i
think,” Napoli said, according to
eSpN. “You play 162 games with
the goal in mind of winning the
division. You want to make the
playoffs and this gives another
team a chance to do that, but the
division is the big goal.”
the new format would also
give more of an advantage to
the division winners. under the
old system, possible home-feld
advantage was the only incentive.
Now the division winners will get
a couple days to rest while they
watch the wild-card entries slug it
out and likely burn their starting
the main criticisms made by
“baseball purists” is that this
will hurt the game and make it
less important for a team to play
the best it can. But compare this
to other professional sports.
All major sports leagues have
expanded in the past two decades
to boost revenue. But, the mlB
has 10 teams out of 30 (33 percent)
going to the playoffs, less than
the 12 of 32 (37 percent) National
Football league teams, 16 out of
30 (53 percent) in the National
Hockey league and National
Basketball league, and even less
than the 10 out of 19 (53 percent)
of teams who go to the major
league Soccer cup. Yes, there is
an increase, but it is still more dif-
fcult to get into the MLB playoffs
than any other major American
Selig touched on this fact in an
interview with mlb.com.
“i greatly appreciate the
mlBpA’s (major league Baseball
players Association) cooperation
in putting the new postseason
format in place this year,” Selig
said, according to mlb.com. “the
enthusiasm for the 10-team struc-
ture among our clubs, fans and
partners has been overwhelming.
this change increases the rewards
of a division championship and
allows two additional markets to
experience playoff baseball each
year, all while maintaining the
most exclusive postseason in pro-
the criticism Selig is receiving
now for the new wild-card for-
mat is very similar to the criticism
he received in 1995. “purists”
never want to see any change to
the game, no matter what it may
mean for the future. they cried
that it would deface the meaning
and sacredness of the playoffs,
that lesser teams should not be
allowed to disgrace the playoffs.
Yet baseball fans loved the former
wild-card structure after it was
implemented. i don’t think this
will be any different. Yes, even
lower teams will be allowed a
chance at the Fall classic. But fans
will have one more chance to see
their home team in the playoffs.
though nothing special for, say,
New York Yankees or San Fran-
cisco giants fans, this has a major
impact on cleveland indians or
New York mets fans-- teams that
are always right there at the top,
but rarely make it to the playoffs.
think of the little fans: can you
really blame the mlB for wanting
to please the fans? give the Kan-
sas cities of the world a chance at
in the end, fans love an under-
dog and the winner’s journey will
be a story worth telling.
ryder mCentyre, Graphics Editor
Plant Tr ees! Plant Tr ees!
April 5, 2012 pAge 11, CAmpuS CArrier
Thursday, Mar 29
vs. piedmont: W 8-1
vs. piedmont: l 7-2
Friday, Mar 30
vs. Huntingdon: l 13-7
Men’s & Women’s Out-
marine Corps invitational
at Sewanee: W 22-21
Saturday, Mar 31
marine Corps invitational
4th, Scarlet Division
Equestrian - Western
Men’s & Women’s Out-
vs. piedmont: l 7-6, l 6-3
vs. Huntingdon: l 3-1, W
vs. Ferrum: l 9-8
Sunday, April 1
marine Corps invitational
3rd, Scarlet Division
vs. lagrange: W 8-0, l 6-0
Friday, April 6
vs. tenn.-temple: 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 7
vs. tenn.-temple: tBA
Tuesday, April 10
vs. point: 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 11
vs. Bryan: 4:00 p.m.
Vikings, Lady Vikings mixed results
Asst. Sports Editor
the lady Vikings earned victory in their
match with Birmingham-Southern univer-
sity on Sunday, April 1, defeating them 6-3 at
lady Vikings’ number one singles player,
junior Jenn tinnell, and number two singles
player, Alex Sanguily, won their matches 6-4,
6-3 and 6-4, 6-1 respectively. tinnell and San-
guily also teamed up to win their doubles
match with a score of 8-3.
lady Vikings number three singles player,
sophomore Caitlin Smith, won her match 6-3,
6-2. Number four singles player, senior Keri
mcginnis, also won her match in straight
sets, with a score of 6-1, 6-1. the lady Vikings
won four of their six points by singles, and the
other two by doubles.
“This was defnitely one of the more com-
petitive matches we’ve had all season,” San-
guily said. “i’m just happy my team was able
to pull through.”
the Vikings didn’t fare as well against Bir-
mingham-Southern on Sunday, and lost their
Senior Jonathan Surls took his match to
three sets, won the second set 6-4, but lost the
match overall 2-6, 6-4, 1-6.
“i felt like i played a pretty good match,”
Surls said. “I started out slow but I fnally
got into a groove in the second set. i thought
i would win the third, but i kind of fell out
of sync. overall i was pretty pleased with the
All of the Vikings’ singles players lost their
matches, and the only Viking victories of the
evening came from their number one and two
doubles teams. the team of Surls and fresh-
man logan Yerby won their match 8-4, while
juniors Ben ortman and Steven Weeks won
8-5. they claimed Berry’s second point on the
“me and logan, who has been my doubles
partner all year, have really been doing great.”
Surls said. “We had another come-from-behind
win against a good team. We have been play-
ing pretty solid all year, and i feel good about
the Vikings fell to 3-7 on the season with
the loss, and the lady Vikings moved to 6-4.
Birmingham-Southern’s men’s team moved
to 10-1 on the season after the game, and the
women’s team fell to 6-7.
“We knew that they were a good team, but
when the number one and two doubles teams
won, we started off hopeful,” freshman Colby
Chapman said .“in singles, they maintained
momentum from the third doubles match and
got away from us. even though we knew that
they were the better team, it didn’t stop us
from playing hard. Surls’ match was a testa-
ment to that.”
the Vikings and lady Vikings will be back
on the courts on April 10 at emmanuel Col-
lege. they will be back in action at home on
April 11 against Covenant College.
Lady Vikings split doubleheader
ChriSTiAn TurnEr, Asst. Photo Editor
Asst. Sports Editor
the lady Vikings split a doubleheader with
lagrange College (10-19) on Sunday. they won
the opening game with a score of 8-0, but lost the
evening game 6-0.
With the win in the opening game, the lady
Vikings snapped their three-game losing streak.
Junior pitcher Cailee Shamoun pitched her ffth
three-hit shutout of the season, taking the win for
the frst game. Junior Jessica Washington went a
perfect 4-for-4, hitting a home run and scoring
three total runs for the lady Vikings.
in the second game of the night, the offense got
cold. No runs were scored for the lady Vikings,
which is the frst time since March 7 against John
Carroll College, and only the third time of the sea-
son. Washington and sophomore Sara Vigue both
hit singles, which were the only hits for Berry in
Berry will return to the mound against Salem
College in Winston-Salem, N.C. on Friday, April 6
at 1 p.m. they return home on April 14 against Bir-
mingham-Southern university. the lady Vikings
are now 17-8.
Vikings tennis falls to Birmingham-Southern, Lady Vikings triumph
at this price
PAGe 12, CAMPUs CARRIeR APRIl 5, 2012
Berry students, faculty, staff and alumni gathered
to sell handmade arts and crafts on Saturday,
March 31 on Moon Lawn. Everything from jewelry
to photography and hula hoops to ceramics was
sold during the day-long event.
Photos by Crystal Ward, Staff Photographer