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ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE’S STUDENT NEWSPAPER The Etownian www. Vol. 109. Issue 10 Thursday, November 29, 2012 INSIDE OPINION AMERICA’S LATEST CRISIS: THE GREAT SECESSION INSIDE SPORTS ATHLETIC PROFILE: TRACI TEMPONE, JUNIOR CROSS COUNTRY STAR athletics INSIDE OPINION TOP 25 GIFTS FOR EVERYONE IN YOUR LIFE charity Cable’s final buzzer shot wins first College partners season victory for men’s basketball with universities for homelessness awareness events Alyssa F. Broda Staff Writer E Courtesy Photo The Jays’ win over Susquehanna University marked the men’s basketball team’s first victory for the 2012-2013 season, leaving the program with a 1-3 overall record. lizabethtown College, in addition to Millersville University, Franklin & Marshall College and the United Way of Lancaster, provided activities to raise awareness for National Homeless and Hunger Awareness Week, Nov. 10 through the Nov. 18. Phalanx, Etown’s men’s a cappella singing group, performed on Nov. 15 at the Ware Center in Lancaster. Phalanx taught the children to beat box and allowed them to join the group on stage. The Center for Community and Civic Engagement SEE SPORTS PAGE 11 on campus Marathon Dance Club raises money, awareness for pediatric cancer Sarah M. Giampietro Staff Writer A new group called Elizabethtown College D ance Marat hon club has begun for students to work together toward raising aw are ne ss and mone y for the Angel 34 Foundation for pediatric cancer. Although Elizabethtown College seems to have an ever-growing number of clubs on campus each year, this club is different than the usual fitness or religious clubs that are formed. Because the group was just formed, they are still working on brainstorming different ways to raise money. The club was founded by a student who transferred from Purdue University to Etown and was inspired by the dance club at her previous school. She and a few close friends joined together to start up the dance marathon group because they believe it is something fun to do while also helping others. “It will further support the college’s motto ‘Educate for Service’”, vice president and sophomore Caitlyn Whirt said. Along with Whirt, first-year Beonca Brown, treasurer, and sophomore Joe Hernandez, historian, are the other leading members of the club. Since they are new to the school, they are still in need of two more members to fill the president and secretary positions. When the leadership roles are filled, the organization will be able to plan faster and think of more Since THON is well established, we are looking to it for the means to create and start up a mini-Thon here [at Etown]. ~ Caitlyn Whirt ideas for ways to host events and fundraisers. Inspired by Penn State’s THON, they are planning to create a miniature version of their club in the College community. The club’s main goal is to work together to raise money for pediatric cancer p at i e nt s by g at he r i ng t he community to help fight for the cause. A smaller goal of theirs is to first gain more members so there are more to help. SEE DANCE PAGE 3 provided crafts and snacks for the children attending the concert. Lancaster County Day School took pictures for the Faces of Homeless exhibit for additional awareness of homelessness in Lancaster. P h a l a n x ’s c o n c e r t generated four boxes of food for the Lancaster County Council of Churches Food Bank and the Water Street Food Bank. In addition to donated items, the concert raised $711 to benefit the Council of Churches and the Coalition’s Heading Home Fund. SEE HUNGER PAGE 2 hurricane relief Club Red, disaster relief group, offers assistance to victims of Sandy Melissa N. Nanna Staff Writer E lizabethtown College’s Club Red began this last spring semester by senior Sarah Creme. The club is under the guidance of the American Red Cross, an organization that responds to natural and man-made disasters in the U.S. These types of disasters include hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, and hazardous material spills. People affected by these disasters count on the Red Cross to help them out in their time of need and provide shelter, food and health services. The Red Cross counts on donors or groups such as Club Red to help fulfill its mission. Creme decided to start the club after she did an internship during the summer of 2011 at the Red Cross national headquarters in Washington DC. During the internship, she fell in love with the mission of the organization Courtesy Photo Club Red, a new group started by senior Sarah Creme, works with the American Red Cross to offer support to community members affected by natural disasters. and the work that the Red Cross was doing throughout the nation. Creme is also an AmeriCorps scholar. Because she is an AmeriCorps scholar, Creme had to pick a primary organization as her focus for volunteering. SEE RED PAGE 3 international Foreign affairs experts host Ware Seminar on current crisis in Syria Erin E. McLaughlin Staff Writer T he 2012 Ware Seminar, Conflict in Syria, was held on Tuesday, Nov. 27 in the Susquehanna Room at Elizabethtown College. The Judy S. ‘68 and Paul W. Ware Colloquium on Peacemaking and Global Citizenship sponsored the event. Each year, the Judy and Paul Ware Colloquium provide a seminar that focuses on international issues of timely importance. This year’s seminar was designed to invite all students, faculty, staff and the surrounding community to attend the seminar where they were educated on the current crisis in Syria. The Seminar also allowed those interested to voice their opinion about whether the United States Military should become involved in the Syrian Civil War. Three panelists led the 2012 Ware Seminar. Each presenter has an expertise in foreign affairs with wide backgrounds in Middle Eastern affairs. SEE SEMINAR PAGE 2

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