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The bathrooms are remodeled, the shorts are on and the Ethernet cord is disconnected. But
Résumé advice from the comfort of the student center
although it won’t be noted in the student handbook, there’s one more change to be found
on campus this fall. The Asbury Collegian has always provided the campus with an inner voice: one that speaks for the students by the students in the midst of both peace and pandemonium. As we are constantly evolving and adapting to the instantaneous environment that we live in, the Collegian also needed to adapt to a changing audience.
With the transition from a broadsheet to a tabloid sized paper, the Collegian is aiming to become
A humorous guide to lofting dorm beds
a more interactive experience for the reader. We still invite each student to sit down and read every article in the newspaper, but we realize that not everyone has the time for that. The Collegian is now characterized by a faster delivery of all articles through shorter content and more graphics, designed to provide the reader with the relevant core information at a glance. Our personality has shifted to a cleaner, more masculine identity to match the concept of delivering instant
Celebrating the first win of the season for men’s soccer
information. We are also launching a completely redesigned website (www.theasburycollegian. com) that will be a constantly updated source of news around campus. So as the semester descends into chaos, remember to pick up your redesigned Collegian once a week for a healthy dose of witty, informative pieces. After all, the Collegian is the voice of the students. We are here for you.
Welcoming a new coach on campus
Fun in the sun with Waterpalooza
King Tut restaurant review
THE STAFF Anna Leon
Hannah Cummings Will Houp news editor
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Anna Leon, executive editor Riah Lawry, managing editor Hannah Cummings, news editor Rebecca Price, opinion editor The Asbury Collegian, established in 1914, is the weekly student newspaper of Asbury University in Wilmore, Ky.
Julianne Wyrick The Kresge roof now features a newly safe and pristine sundeck.
Renovations around campus By Julianne Wyrick Senior News Writer While most students were away for the summer, several buildings on campus received mini-facelifts. According to Vice President for Student Development Mark Troyer, the classrooms and halls on the first and second floors of Morrison, excluding Bennett-Bernard, received renovations. “Basically they stripped the walls and did all new walls, floors [and] ceilings,” Troyer said. Troyer said the bathrooms in GlideCrawford and Trustees also underwent renovations, which included new ceilings as well as new fixtures. In Glide-Crawford, these new fixtures included showers with removable showerheads and seats. “They’re still working out a few kinks in the temperature of water…and we’re getting the [shower] doors tinted for girls’ modesty,” Julia Sheets, resident director of Glide-Crawford, said. Despite the adjustments still being made, Glide-Crawford resident Erin Greene, senior, spoke favorably of the changes.
“I think there’s no comparison between the old and new bathrooms,” Greene said. “The old ones had weird flooring that was sunken in… and these ones are just super nice. You walk in and you feel like you’re in a nice hotel.” In Trustees, the bathroom renovations included a reconfiguration in which the infamous “buddy showers” were removed. “A lot of guys would go on to the main halls [to shower] because they just weren’t comfortable with the [buddy] showers,” Trustees Resident Director Quinn Gervel said. Gervel also said that some Trustees alumni did want to petition to keep the showers. In regards to the new bathrooms, Trustees Resident Assistant Ethan Engelhardt said, “I think they’re incredible. Part of me misses having the community of the…buddy showers, but [the bathrooms] are brand new, and I love how nice they are.” Residence hall renovations were not limited to the bathrooms, however. Trustees also received a new staircase outside of one of its halls, First Main, and the
floor of Kresge’s sundeck was replaced. Kresge’s basement floor was also painted. Kresge Resident Director Abby Wilkinson said that she asked for the sundeck renovations because “the floorboards were rotting out and it was kind of dangerous” and because she wanted to be able to use the roof for events, such as the Jenny & Tyler concert scheduled to take place there September 6. The process for determining which renovations will be made around campus is quite involved. According to Troyer, the physical plant does a regular inspection of campus buildings to determine what needs to be improved, but the administration also takes the budget and student surveys into account. “The wireless and the bathrooms… were the two areas in the ‘My Voice’ surveys…the students said need the most improvement in the residence halls” Troyer said. “We were able to address both of those, which was nice.” Concerning future renovations, Troyer said that renovation of the Trustees Main bathrooms will be a possibility for next summer.
A new way to revamp your résumé By Riah Lawry Managing Editor Need some advice on how to make that resume shine or maybe a few tips on landing your first job with a killer interview? The Center for Career and Calling is working to meet you in a convenient, comfortable atmosphere with a new outreach this year, which means you can start your job search and resume revamp in the comfort of the student center. Drop by the student center any Tuesday morning between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. and you’ll find Katie Robertson née Waltz next to the Hiccup Cafe, with a sign reading “Careers and Coffee with Katie.” A psychology major and senior, Robertson is trained to help students in many different ares. Mainly, she said, “I give a lot of
resume tips and I can help students build their resume.” She also gives advice on how to begin searching for jobs, developing interview skills and general career questions. Although Robertson has received training, students can expect to be directed to the Career and Calling Center for additional help and advice, particularly in the areas of self-exploration and career paths. The Director of the Center for Career and Calling Center Jason Clayton said, “For professional reasons, she’s not going to have oneon-one private discussions like we would have here. That’s more of the career counseling part of it.” The center focuses on helping you understand your interests, values, skills and personality so you can apply this knowledge to your major and
career. Career Advisor Kate Vodicka said the office is focused on equipping you with career tools today so when you leave Asbury, you’ll have the tools you need to land that job or apply for graduate school. Robertson’s satellite office in the student center is one more way the Center for Career and Calling is reaching out to you - so you can be prepared when graduation arrives. But it’s not all work and no fun. “When I was doing it Tuesday, it was so much fun,” Robertson said. “This is where I’m supposed to be right now in my life.” If you’re looking for some advice regarding your resume or a few quick tips on finding a job, just head on over Tuesday morning for advice with Robertson and a lovely cup of Hiccup coffee.
Career And Calling Fall 2011 Events Schedule Law School Panel
StrengthsQuest Workshop Saturday, Sept. 10 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Aldersgate Lounge
Come learn how your individual talents, when combined with your skills and knowledge, can help you find success in your personal and professional life.
Gain knowledge of law school admissions requirements directly from various law school recruiters.
Graduate School Panel Thursday, Sept. 22 10:50 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. Kinlaw Board Room
Tuesday, Oct. 11 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. Kinlaw Board Room
Learn the basics of the graduate admissions process and application timeline from various institutions.
Thursday, Nov. 17 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Kinlaw Board Room
Meet with various local employers to network and have your resume critiqued.
Riah Lawry Katie Robertson offers weekly career advice in the student center.
Facebook group gains popularity and helps Asbury students sell books By Hannah Cummings News Editor In an effort to make the process of buying and selling textbooks more convenient and cost-efficient, students have now turned to Facebook. Sophomore Rachel Halm began a popular Facebook group called “Asbury Text Books” to make the process easier and to cut the costs of trying to sell books online. “I had a lot of textbooks that I needed to sell,” Halm said. “I tried selling them on Half.com, but with the shipping costs I ended up losing more money than I wanted to.” In the past, several students have tried advertising their textbooks on flyers in the
dorms. However, Halm said that looking through all those papers was often difficult and tedious, so she decided to advertise to other students through social networking. Halm began by inviting her Facebook friends from Asbury to join the group. Eventually, other students also requested to be added. Senior Alexis Witman said that the site has been beneficial for her. “I’ve sold over five books, and they were books that I had just had sitting around since I took the class a few semesters ago,” she said. “It’s great to finally have them off my bookshelf as well as having some extra cash to put toward the books I need to buy this semester.” In order to reach out to the new fresh-
The group has helped me locate four books that are much cheaper than the bookstore. - Chase Fullerton man class, Halm joined the Unshakable class group on Facebook to advertise her group to them. As a result, many freshmen have also been able to take advantage of buying cheaper books from upperclassmen.
“I was told my best bet [to buy textbooks] was the bookstore or to buy from another student,” freshman Chase Fullerton said. “The group has helped me locate four books that are much cheaper than the bookstore, and [it] was very easy to use. I just scroll through and find what I need.” Many students who have used the group to buy and sell books this year say this method has worked much better than others in the past, and they will continue to use the group in the future. “I think the group will grow as time goes on,” Halm said. “Buying books from the bookstore gets really expensive. ... I know if I can buy it used from another student, I’ll help them out by buying a text book they don’t want lying around anymore, and I can help my financial status.”
Bursting the Asbury bubble By Elijah Friedeman Contributing Writer Last month I went to serve at a local Christian outreach organization. The group served hundreds of drug-addicted and broken people in the neighborhood, reaching out in tangible ways to help those in need. Their work had transformed lives, brought families back together and spread the love of Jesus. During our lunch break that day, one of the volunteers, who was a regular, shared how she had started serving with the ministry. She had attended one of the largest churches in the area for years and was involved by serving on committees and leading a small group. But through it all, she felt like something was missing. At the encouragement of the church’s outreach coordinator, she began to volunteer at different local ministries, eventually becoming involved with the organization we were working with that day. The volunteer told us how she could never go back to being a “church person” and that being at the ministry where she currently was just felt right. Part of her testimony struck me in thewrong way—something in how she talked about her church experience in the past tense and how she seemed to mention “church people” with a sort of veiled derision.
Jane Brannen Churches in Wilmore
As we were working together after lunch, I asked the volunteer whether or not she still went to the church she had described. She admitted that she didn’t. Then, as if defending her decision to leave, she explained how she considered the ministry where she volunteered to be her church. Since I was probably 40 years her junior, I didn’t say anything in response. But what she said
troubled me. The fact was, the ministry where we were working was funded and largely run by church people. Without the local church, the organization that volunteer loved wouldn’t exist. The same is true for Asbury. This university depends on local churches in many ways. As a student body, the strength of the spiritual life on campus will always be dependent on our participation in local churches. The more we
get involved in churches, the stronger we will be spiritually. There is no doubt that Christian organizations and institutions outside the Church are very important, since they can sometimes fill needs that the Church can’t. But no group, organization or movement can, or ever will, be as important as the Church universal, especially the Church’s manifestation at the local level. The local church isn’t always the most exciting thing. Often, after years of involvement, it’s not something to which we want to devote our zeal. But the Church is what other Christian organizations can never be: the Church is the bride of Christ, a community of believers redeemed by the blood of Jesus, empowered by the Holy Spirit, and commissioned by God to make disciples and be a culture-changing force for justice and righteousness. At Asbury it’s easy to become ensconced in our own little world, the “Asbury bubble.” Consequently, we fail to focus on what’s going on in the real world, including the local church. As students at Asbury, we should love and respect the institution of the Church and prioritize it over any other group or organization. Your attendance and participation in a local church is more important than any club, organization, group or activity you are involved with at Asbury.
How I learned to stop wasting my summer and love prayer By Zack Brewer Senior Opinion Writer “How are you today, sir?” I asked courteously with a smile, sliding merchandise over the scanny, beepy thing that cashiers generally slide items over—I never really got the nomenclature down, but that wasn’t exactly crucial to the job. I recognized this particular customer as a former interim pastor of a church I attended many years prior, though I suspected this feeling of recognition was not mutual. Surely, years of growth and de-fatification, which had morphed my visage from that of a chubby boy into to a slightly less chubby yet
equally-as-hairless man, would prevent him from noticing me out of the hundreds of people in a busy department store as someone to whom he had preached. Perhaps it was the thought of relative anonymity I had with almost all of my customers (except for the rare acquaintances from high school, many of which were sadly there purchasing baby formula for their second child), or maybe the blood pooling in the soles of my feet due to standing up for three straight hours was making me feel a bit loopy, but for some reason, I felt a sudden urge to pray for this man. Not get down on my knees at a
makeshift altar, obviously, but to simply and silently ask God for grace and love and peace in this man’s life. Now, as you can imagine or may have possibly experienced, there is not a whole lot of satisfaction in being a cashier— at least for me, anyway. I’m a writer, a dancer, an actor, a director; I play my music in the sun. Though I certainly have a new-found respect for the profession, it’s just not for me. For weeks, I woke up every morning asking myself, “What’s in it for me today?” I would clock out feeling as if I had made no difference in anyone’s life that day, least of all my own. My sense of self-worth plummeted
from “healthy” to “see a therapist” within a month. I did find satisfaction in collecting donations for the Children’s Miracle Network, however. I accumulated hundreds of dollars for the charity in my first week alone. Once a man came in and purchased only two wallets and made a forty dollar donation; presumably, the wallets were for storing all of his extra money in. But, as good things so often do, that had to come to an end. My employer collected X amount of dollars, and I guess they felt like children’s hospitals didn’t need any more than that. Oh well. So how does a Christian
Part one of three find meaning in such an aimless situation? This was a question I asked myself for days. “What’s the difference between me and Operator #6053 over here? Besides the fact that he only eats those little cheese wedges for lunch?” It was in the aforementioned moment, when I felt compelled to pray for that man, that I found meaning— by making it mean something. The man did not recognize me; he went about his day, blissfully unaware of my quick conversation with God about him, but I hope he was blessed because of it all. And so it went with every customer since. From that moment until I “retired” from the business a
short two weeks later, I prayed for every person who made his or her way through my aisle. Silent prayers of salvation, a relationship with God, peace, safety, deliverance from troubles; I prayed for everything I could think of for as many people as I could. I talked to God more over those few days than I ever had before in my life (and I was a Cleveland Browns fan, so it’s not like I’ve never had anything to ask for, either). So, consider this an introduction to my meandering views on the subject of communication with the Holy Spirit; the prayers, musings and ideas of a bored and Godseeking cashier.
Editorial: A hiatus from the highway Anna Leon
By Anna Leon Executive Editor The dashboard’s brake light had come on about two hours earlier in my black 1997 Nissan Sentra GXE; the electronic construction signs warned of the interstate being reduced to one lane 11 miles ahead, and traffic was already slowing down. I was driving north on I-81 through Virginia. It was almost 5 p.m., and the sun was tingeing all the green mountains around with gold. It was one of those scenes that writers love to write about and anyone can immediately picture in his head. Even after a notoriously glorious afternoon, however, evening must inevitably fall, and I wanted to get home—about three hours away—before it got too dark. So when the interstate ahead looked like
a stationary strand of red Christmas lights, I did the smart thing. I took a detour. Unfortunately, I was not the only intelligent driver that day. Everything was fine and dandy for about 30 seconds, when I came around a curve and had to stomp on my brakes. My tires sounded like a thousand dying mice. Ahead of me, tractor-trailers sat in an ugly scrawl along the landscape as far as I could see, and they weren’t moving. So I did the smart thing again. I took another detour. About then was when my GPS started to freak out. Half-an-hour later, I was driving on Poor Mountain Road, trying not to worry about my GPS saying “Recalculating” every 3.5 seconds and telling me to turn onto shadowy, gravel dead-end roads; and knowing that, if my brakes gave out after I had rounded a
slope’s summit, my emergency brake would probably be as effective as sprinkling pixie dust on my car and telling it to fly to Omaha. About then was when a pack of dogs started to chase my brave little Sentra, and I found that my reliable little GPS had led me down yet another dead-end road. I turned around. I don’t think I ran over any paws in the process, but it left me a tiny bit traumatized. After I turned the next corner, I stepped on my brakes again: this time not to keep myself from dying, but because the sight ahead surprised me. I was high in the mountains, far from anything remotely suburban, and ahead of me were more mountains, pristine and uncivilized. It was beautiful. My first sense was of feeling pagan, as if I had just uncovered something sacred, forbidden. My next sense
Be well at Asbury and beyond By Jessica Malloy Staff Writer You don’t need me to tell you that college is difficult. You don’t need me to tell you that keeping up healthy eating habits in the cafeteria seems next to impossible, and I’m sure you don’t need me to tell you that when it’s time for a test, sleep and wellness almost always take the back burner. You are the one in control of your life, and it’s a tough life to lead. We are young, but for how much longer? We destroy our bodies during our college years and develop some of the worst habits with only a slap on the hand; until, of course, we turn 40. So maybe you don’t need me to tell you all the hard things that are going on in your life, but you may appreciate some guidance on how to break the cycle. That is why I am here; every week, I would like to offer you some pointers on how to better take care of yourself despite the pressures of school. Every time I go back to school from a break, I
get so excited about getting a fresh start and doing well in school. It’s like I get to make New Year’s resolutions throughout the year! But like most of my New Year’s resolutions, these goals I set are short-lived. I always get lazy or busy, and my goals slip. But I have found that most of the time I fail because I set my goals too high or I take on too much at once. So instead of big goals, this year I plan on taking baby steps and making small changes. This is the best time to make adjustments to your lifestyle; a new dorm, a new roommate, new classes and new friends are the perfect foundation to start new, healthy habits. I encourage you to try these ideas with me, and maybe together we can make a change in our school for a healthier life. It’s not going to be easy to keep these things up, but try to get a friend to do this with you. Don’t worry: no one expects you to be able to do all this alone. If you keep checking back on this column, I will be sure to keep you accountable, helping you live a healthy and fulfilling life.
was one of immense privilege. I hadn’t been searching for a sight like this, but here it was anyway, and millions of other people could not see the same thing at that moment. My five-hour drive turned into an almost eight-hour trek that day. I don’t regret those three hours or that extra gas, though; I would have several fewer stories to tell if I had stayed on the interstate. I get annoyed with people who say, in slow, thoughtful voices, “All good things come to those who wait.” As a journalist, I’m a huge fan of anything efficient. If something completes a job quickly, or tells the story in just a few words, I’m ready to endorse it. Sometimes, however, just sometimes, life experience will find itself greatly enriched by a hiatus from the highway.
Becca’s guide to lofting beds By Becca Price Opinion Editor You’re a college student, and your very soul screams to rearrange your dorm room. You long to take that bed you now have sitting on your floor and, with your ludicrous strength, make it into a lofted masterpiece. But before you make such a rash, even juvenile decision, you should first consider these guidelines:
Don’t do it
· First of all, resist the urge to do this at all. It takes too much exertion, costs you too much sweat, and may mutilate various protruding appendages. But if you choose to proceed, know that you’re taking your very life into your hands. Or your toes, as the case may be.
Reinforce your feet
· Wear closed-toe shoes. If you don’t, it’s possible that the bed frame you’re carrying will make contact with your naked, vulnerable big toe. If that is the case, you may have to go to the Emergency Room since it may be a Saturday, Health Services may be closed, and you may nearly pass out from the blood that spurts out of from beneath your toenail.
· If bunking is your desired result, work out for weeks before attempting to carry a second bed frame up to your room. If you happen to live on the third floor of your dorm, abandon your quest before you even begin. But if you decide to venture forth, know that your arms will feel the effects of your strenuous Mr. Universe-esque lifting for days after.
Ask for help
· Ask others to help you. Resist the urge to tackle this insurmountable task with your roommate alone. If you don’t, be prepared to suffer the consequences. What if, for example, you accidentally drop said bed frame atop your roommate’s fragile, babe-like head, and she throws up in the night from a concussion? Do you and your roommate’s bodies a favor and grab a friend, or better yet, ask your dad if he lives nearby.
Think outside the box
· Get creative with how you support the bed frame as your roommate attempts to place the bent, ancient and ornery metal hooks into the corresponding slots. Balancing it on your head is always a crowd-pleaser, as is lying on the first bed frame and holding up the second bed frame with the flats of your feet. Not only will you achieve your goal, but you will get toned, chiseled thighs.
Do a victory dance
· And finally, don’t forget to release a savage battle cry that would make Mel Gibson’s eyes gloss over in tears when you finish. You have done the impossible; you have slain the Grendel’s Mother of Asbury University: you have lofted your bed and have lived to tell the tale.
Wet & Wild Asher Allison
Aaron Holmes Cato McKenzie gathers some air before beginning his descent.
For more photos of Saturday’s slip ‘n’ slide event, see WATERPALOOZA, p. 13
Matt Poole Will Houp gets a mouthful of suds.
Finding their feet Freshmen climb into their Asbury experience Photos by Logan Phillips
Shannon Daum surveys the ground below her.
Asher Allison scales a rock face.
Shannon Daum rappels from a high edge.
Making their presence known By Will Houp Sports Editor Within the first 8 minutes of Asbury’s regular season, red-shirt junior Trent Popp made his presence known with two goals against the Ohio Christian Trailblazers. The first goal came at 5:18 on the clock after an Ohio Christian handball off sophomore Ryan Moberley’s shot in the box. Popp dropped the ball in the bottom right corner of the goal just out of reach of Trailblazers keeper Steven Fabian. His second goal came off a sequence of crisp passes, as junior Jonathan Rehner headed the ball to senior teammate Adam Hicks, who then sent the ball to Popp racing down the left sideline. Fabian came at the ball, but Popp beat him to it and lobbed it just inside the right goal post to the tune of Asbury students’ roars. The bleachers were flooded with students who ecstatically cheered their team on to an early 2-0 start. “We had a lot of hype, a lot of excitement, going into this game,” Coach Ben Andrews said. “We are a very young
team with only two starting seniors and three starting freshman. But we’ve been together for a very long time in preseason and in Costa Rica,” he added. “Finally getting to the point of playing the game, our adrenaline was pumping and the crowd was amazing.” Asbury fired off 15 shots in the first half compared to only four by Ohio Christian. In the 28th minute, Ohio Christian’s Jimmy Galvan scored outside the 18 marker against the outstretched junior keeper Dylan Fouts to cut down Asbury’s lead to 2-1, but this was the only ball Fouts let by for the rest of the game. He made six saves during the night, including a couple acrobatic jumps and dives. “We played strong in the first half,” Andrews said. “We gave up what I thought was a very nice shot. However, in the second half we were a bit weary. In soccer, holding onto a lead is hard to do.” Maintaining their lead was mentally tiring to the team, Andrews explained. “We still had good chances in the second half. I was just not as pleased,” he said. Asbury and Ohio Christian battled through a
Rebecca Baker Senior Hayes Creech chases the ball on August 27, 2011.
scoreless second half where Ohio Christian took nine shots to Asbury’s eight shots. “We barely had enough to get past these guys,” Andrews said. “I would like to think last year in the same game it would have been a loss or a tie.” Andrews replaced the former head coach late in the offseason last year, so this year is his first at the helm of the program. “We’ve never played Ohio Christian before,” Andrews said. “There are a lot of teams on the schedule this year that are new. I’m trying to bring a new vibe and style as well as bring in some new teams.” Andrews has lived up to his word, scheduling 11 games against opponents Asbury did not play last year. “The previous coach was all about playing big teams, which is really good, but we never got a foundation or a footing,” Andrews said. “We will play tough teams this year, but we need some time to identify what Asbury soccer is.” To kick off this new approach, Andrews has scheduled the next five games at home. Moreover, he has brought in 18 new freshmen in his first year of recruiting. It is by far the biggest recruiting class of Asbury. “And I would
like to think that they are the most talented class,” Andrews said. “If we’re comparing this team to last year, we’re totally different now. Last year we had talent but lacked experience. This year we are talented, experienced and deep.” Andrews brings in a new attack approach as well. The previous coach had a long ball, English approach to the game. The point was to move the ball up the field as fast as possible. “That [English] style of play works well when you have the clientele,” Andrews said. “Our players’ strength is not in the long ball game. My style as a coach is not the long ball game.” Andrews prefers a more possessive style of offense with a lot of passing and working the ball up the field. “With new faces, a new team, and a new program, I’m kind of revamping the way it used to be,” Andrews said. Asbury will be implementing their new style in their next two home games this week. They play St. Catharine College on Aug. 31 and University of Pikeville on Sept. 2. Asbury’s new season is underway, and with the first victory, the Eagles foundation is being rebuilt.
By Rebecca Baker Junior Trent Popp celebrates after his second of two goals.
First and goal season, thus not giving players the amount of practice they usually get before their season opener. The first couple of weeks will prove which players worked out over summer and which ones enjoyed a very long vacation.
2. The NFC West will be more competitive
By J Fletcher Columnist After months of arguing, lockouts and debate; football is back. We can all stop holding our breath, set out the chips and salsa, bring out the jerseys of our favorite players, and get ready for some football. Here are four things to expect this season:
1. Dropped balls, fumbles and yellow flags
A lot of people who don’t care for football or hate it because they like soccer too much tend to say, “Football is just overly grown men hitting each other”. Well, Pedro, football is much more than that. Timing, decision-making and reaction all play a part in how well a play turns out. Because of the lockout, practices started just a week before the pre-
That is not to say that any of those four teams will win more than eight games, but the race for first place should be interesting. The Seattle Seahawks won it last year and pulled an incredible upset over the then-defending champion, the New Orleans Saints. This year the Arizona Cardinals have made big moves: adding a new quarterback, a top draft pick cornerback, and one of my VT Hokies at running back. But we also can’t forget an improving St. Louis Rams offense with Sam Bradford at the helm. All eyes will be on this division near the end of the regular season.
3. An NFC Team will win the Super Bowl
And it could very likely be the Green Bay Packers. Since the New England Patriots’ incredible “three Super Bowls in four years” run, the NFL has been under the control
of three teams: the Pats, the Indianapolis Colts and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Each belongs to the AFC. However, that is going to change. I have actually lost sleep trying to predict who will play in the NFC Championship game. I’ve narrowed it down to four teams: the Packers, the Saints, the Atlanta Falcons and the Philadelphia Eagles. Those teams are stacked, disciplined and hungry for a championship.
4. The Detroit Lions will be the best team that doesn’t make the playoffs
It’s hard, no, near impossible to put “Detroit Lions” and “best” in the same conversation, but Detroit has consistently had the best draft class for the past five years. They won’t make the playoffs for at least another year, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see them in the wild card conversation. I can’t wait for the start of the season. It should be very interesting seeing what happens “Post-Lockout”. So get your chips, your jerseysyour friends, and get ready for some football! And for the record, I love soccer too.
Bringing the passion with him By Brittany Howard Web Editor A fresh face will be seen this year coaching from outside the dugout on the softball field. Over the summer, Jon Sanders was named the new head coach of the women’s softball team. Sanders will be the second coach of the program since it was resurrected in 2009, following a five-year hiatus. Sanders has been a successful coach on Indiana high school and travel-team levels. He led the Hamilton Heights High School (Arcadia, Ind.) to two conference titles in 2009 and 2010 and was named the coach of the year in the conference of 2009. Sanders spent four years leading Daleville High School and Bloomington North High School, where he won two more conference titles and one sectional title. He amassed a record of 186-57 (.765 winning percentage) in six years as a high school head coach. When asked why he chose to come to Asbury, Sanders said, “I chose Asbury because of its reputation for being an outstanding Christian academic
institution with a tradition of excellence in the classroom and on the softball field.” He also said, “I really felt that God led me to this school at this time to help build upon those traditions and begin a transition in this program and in the lives of our softball players.” Last season the softball team went 20-13 and qualified for the NAIA Softball National Championship Tournament by winning
I really felt God led me to this school. -Coach Jon Sanders the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament Championship. Sanders expressed much enthusiasm for this season as he said, “We have an incredibly talented roster led by our seven seniors that will once again challenge for not only the KIAC Conference Championship [wins], but NAIA National Tournament wins as well.” He went on to say
Contributed Photo Jon Sanders
that the team has really gelled as a family, and he is very proud to be accepted into it and see the passion they have for softball and each other as teammates. Senior Ashlea Hollon said the team is very pleased with Sanders as the new coach. “The team loves the passion Coach Sanders brings with him,” Hollon said. “He really desires the team to be the best possible.” She also mentioned that Sanders is a lot more intense than what the team formerly experienced, but the team believes that intensity can be a good thing. When commenting on the aspects of having a new coach this year, Hollon said, “It’s sad to see a coach leave, but exciting to begin a new chapter. A very different chapter in a very different book.”
Asher Allison Sophomore Taylor Kool and Junior Will Houp slip ‘n slide in a Rubbermaid bin.
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Matt Poole Juniors Melissa Landon and Katie Wilson skid to a halt.
Waterpalooza: Fun with suds in the sun By Hillary Fisher Features Editor Gray-clad students applied vibrantly colored paint to their faces: for some, the traditional war paint stripe; fot others, full-fledged beards and mustaches. From the WACW booth, Katie Bailey, intramurals director and assistant women’s basketball coach, announced the rules. But instead of an intense contact sport, the war paint and rules pertained to a water balloon fight. Waterpalooza, Asbury’s own water day, consisted of a strategic water balloon fight and large gray tarp slip ‘n slide brought by the tandem effort of intramurals and student congress’ student activities board.
While the night before had seen nearby University of Kentucky’s world record-setting 155,000 water balloons, Asbury’s 1,000 balloon fight served a different purpose: to kick-off this year’s intramural program. “The goal is to get students involved”, Bailey said. “You can only work and study so much. You have to have fun a little bit.” Unlike the crazed free-for-all of UK’s water balloon fight, Asbury’s water balloon fight had an object: the team with the fewest number of soaked shirts would win. However, all team members must participate by leaving the team corner of the field and joining the colorful fray in the lower field. “I think [UK’s Christian Student Fellowship] didn’t plan for the amount of people that came, because I
only got to throw three balloons,” said sophomore Matt Winters. “There weren’t enough balloons for everyone, but this one was great. Having them all so close, everyone was able to hit each other, and it was a lot of fun. “ Once all of the water balloons had been popped and the water-filled Rubbermaid containers had been dumped on unsuspecting people, the participants gathered together for the t-shirt inspection. While Bailey criticized the yellow team for their tendency to avoid the chaos of the lower field—calling them “campers”—the yellow team, being the least wet, was declared the winner. The microphone was then handed over to sophomore Jen Silver, who introduced the next portion
of the day: the slip ‘n slide. One by one, students slid down the soapy tarps like penguins. Eventually, the one at a time concept ceased as a large group of rowdy guys hurtled down the slide simultaneously, some more graceful than others, who had near misses with the group of photographers sitting at the bottom of the hill. Soapy, grass-covered students charged up the hill, completing a continuous cycle of tarp sliding. While this scene was vastly different from that of the night before, the amount of fun did not decrease. “They’re having so much fun,” Silver said. “Some of these people don’t know each other and they’re going down the slip and slide together. I think it’s perfectly unifying.”
Simple tips to beautify your body By Emily Howle Contributing writer Is beauty only skin deep? Absolutely! And yet no one ever looks in the mirror and says, “Wow, I look awful. Today is gonna be great!” We all hate zits, a.k.a. pimples, bumps, black heads, white heads, etc. I once had an English teacher named Whitehead; he looked like the Lucky Charms leprechaun. (Insert awkward silence here.) If you’re anything like my seventh-grade English teacher, you’ve tried everything to teach those raucous pupils, I mean pimples, a lesson. Maybe you’ve listened to Justin Bieber and tried being Proactiv, but your results weren’t even reactive. (Listening to Justin Bieber is always a bad idea, by the way.) You might have tried Clean & Clear, but after a week’s treatment, your skin was neither. You’ve used salycilic acid and benzoyl peroxide in varying degrees ranging anywhere from 0.08 percent to 10 percent strength. Perhaps in your frustration you’ve considered going to the dermatologist to get some different chemicals to slather on your face, but your acne isn’t that severe; it’s just annoying. So why can’t we clear this up? Maybe our skin is sensitive, and all those harsh chemicals hurt its feelings.
Or perhaps, as permanently hungry college students, we’re simply eating too much junk food. (Enough with the pizza already!) Either way, the last thing you need to do is spend upwards of $19.99 every month on skin care products that don’t even work. What options do we have left? Just say no Lay off the “crunchies.” I know temptation lurks at every open dorm room and on every free table, but be strong. Think of the Artist Series photos on Facebook! There are healthy foods that are actually quite delicious. The next time your well-meaning friend with Papa John’s pizza and triple-chocolate ice cream comes a-tempting, you can say, “Get behind me, greasy! I have the deliciousness of flatbread, pesto, and pumpkin spice granola bars!” Or maybe you eat healthy foods most of the time (and in which case, congratulations are in order), but you still can’t whip your skin into shape. If this sounds like you, let me ask you a question. Where do you experience the majority of your breakouts? T-zone trauma If your problem area is the “t-zone” (across your forehead, then straight down your nose to your chin), chances are that you have oily skin. For your “oily” skin, do you use a three-step system
with a toner, or any product that promises to “dry up” your acne? If so, stop drinking the proverbial KoolAid—you’ve been bamboozled! When you strip your pores of their natural oils, they kick into overdrive and make even more oil, which is precisely why products with toners are a rip-off. Removing the oils with toner, then re-applying oil in the form of moisturizer seems counter-intuitive, doesn’t it? Instead, try a gentle facial cleanser such as Cetaphil for normal to oily skin, approximately $10 at Walmart, and only wash your face at night or when you’ve been exercising or wearing makeup. This will eventually help your skin regain its natural equilibrium. Spot treatment If your problem area is on your temples, the top of your nose, and your cheekbones, you might have a different problem. You could be getting a little too much sun, which, in addition to acne, can eventually cause skin cancer. Try to limit the time you spend outside or wear a cute hat. If you play sports and can’t limit the amount of time you’re out in the sun, try a sunscreen specifically for your face. Smartly sensitive What if you have zits everywhere, or if your acne is worse along your hairline? Don’t panic! You probably have overly sensitive skin—just like me! For clearing up sensitive skin on a college student’s budget, try Neutrogena’s transparent facial bar, approximately $3
at any grocers or drug store. A few other tips: always buy sensitive skin moisturizers and avoid scented anything. Try to stick to hypoallergenic foundations, such as Almay’s Smart Shade makeup, approximately $8, that won’t clog pores and cause irritation. Use your head Sometimes the right answers in life are the simplest ones. This applies to your skin, too. Maybe you’ve noticed that you only breakout after you wear makeup and exercise; try washing off makeup before you exercise next time. Maybe your acne correlates directly with stress or hormones, in which case there’s not a whole lot you can do other than buy some cover up and keep organized to limit stress. All of my advice, however, should be taken with a grain of salt: I am not a dermatologist. Some individuals do have severe acne, and prescription medication is their only option. Some people use Proactiv or Clean & Clear, and it works for them. This article is not for people who have severe acne or already have clear skin; it is for those who have mild to moderate acne. Finally, in this article and future issues, I aim to point you in the right direction, not tell you what to wear or how to take care of yourself. That’s your momma’s job. So next time you read this column, don’t forget that you have the final say. My observations don’t substitute for your own common sense.
Pharoah’s fare By Anna Leon Fried Kibba at King Tut’s, a specialty restaurant in Lexington, Ky.
By Anna Leon Sampling the beef shawarma at King Tut’s.
By Anna Leon, executive editor “Eat like an Egyptian,” read the sign for King Tut’s Mediterranean Grill in downtown Lexington. I considered walking like an Egyptian as I crossed South Limestone to the restaurant, but after a second decided walking like a sane 21st century American might be a better idea. The business looked new; inside, boxes and a grill lined the wall as if they had not yet found their place. The rest of the decor was minimal, with black figures from Egyptian history and lore etched in glass plates on the wall. When I walked up to the counter with a friend, the hostess watched us trying to decipher the menu for a minute before laughing and handing us a more detailed menu for the less experienced eaters. My background in Spanish was no help as I tried to order; Kibbi is not “kee-bee.” It is “kib-beh,” or at least that’s the closest pronunciation I could achieve. While its name was not the easiest to say, the fried kibbi was easy to eat. With a thick, steaming shell of cracked wheat ensconcing a filling of spiced beef and onions, it was starchy and bland, but the crisp brown edge gave it an occasional crunch, and the garlic sauce on the side kicked in a bit of zest. As another appetizer, the hummus and pitas echoed the under-
stated flavor of the kibbi. Topped with paprika, parsley and oil, it was a pretty presentation. Lemon, garlic and sesame gave it a modest sense of spice—enough to make the eater aware of it, but not to make one’s breath recall the meal for the next three hours. When our appetites had been thoroughly wetted, we had beef shawarma, served with all the ingredients tidily separate on a plate, so we could create our own pita sandwiches. Once assembled they somewhat resembled tacos, but they were much easier to handle and neater to eat. The beef was lightly charred, as if it had come fresh from an outdoor grill on a mid-summer evening, and was combined with lettuce, red onion, plump rice, tomatoes and beets—a tangy surprise. Tahini sauce, drizzled generously over it all, helped to bring all the flavors together with its mild coolness. With one order of each dish, there was enough to fill both of us, and the total tab came to about $14, with tip. For a casual night out, it was an intriguing alternative to the cute, hole-in-the-wall café and a safe outlet to be a bit adventurous. To find out more, visit King Tut’s at 341 South Limestone, or check them out on Facebook.
By Rebecca Baker Jonathan Rehner gets physical on the pitch.