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If you’re into sports, this issue is for you. If you’re not into sports, this issue is for you, too. Often, the athletics department at Walla Walla University has been pushed aside to let room for so-called “important” departments. The alumni and campus hear about music, art, medicine, and more, as the Adventist Church has traditionally done. Competition has been a disputed topic in our institution and church’s past. But athletics go so much deeper than just competition. Sports bring people together, are full of health benefits, and help people grow in confidence, teamwork, and leadership. Even if, like me, you’re not into sports, people value athletics for a reason, and I admire these people. I’m inspired by people who love and have passion for sports. Think about how you might share a similar passion
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for something close to you. This issue is a good opportunity to understand why athletics are important and how they can benefit the campus. To defeat negative stereotypes, people should encourage discussion of what sports are and how they can bring the community together. Over the years, the athletic department has grown. With a new athletic director, this year has become a year of transition and evaluation; a time to put big expansions and plans into motion. In this edition of The Collegian, Brooklynn Larson and Grayson Andregg have looked into the past, present, and future of the WWU athletics department, and the incredible people who make it happen. I invite you to read about the Wolves and get more excited about our fantastic, rapidly-growing sports program.
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WWU hosts Women’s Ordination Symposium // On March 1st at 4 p.m. the Walla Walla University Church will be hosting a women’s ordination symposium, led by a former WWU faculty member and some of our current pastors and professors.
“For the last year and a half, the Seventhday Adventist World Church has been involved in a study of the theology of ordination and whether women should be ordained as pastors. This study is taking place at the General Conference level by the Theology of Ordination Study Committee with representatives from all over the world. We want our congregation and local community to be aware of what is taking place, how the discussion is progressing, and what the core issues actually are,” said Guldhammer.
This symposium will deal with the church’s position on women's ordination and the future possibility of women being ordained in the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The event was planned by the University Church’s interim senior pastor, Henning Guldhammer, and his main purpose is to educate the congregation and community about the issue.
The discussions that will be taking place during the symposium will be separated into four presentations, each by a different person. Dr. John Brunt, who is the pastor of the Azure Hills Church in Southern California and member of the General Conference Ordination Committee, former dean of the school of theology and former VP for academic administration at WWU;
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and Dr. Carl Cosaert, a professor of theology at WWU, will focus on the historical aspects of what has happened in the past and what is happening now. Dr. Darold Bigger, WWU professor of theology and social work, and a former pastor of the University Church, who was involved in the hiring of the first WWU woman pastor; and Pastor Emily Whitney of the University Church, will focus on their experiences with this
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The American Society of Mechanical Engineers of Walla Walla University will be hosting the 34th Annual Egg Drop competition on the north side of Kretschmar Hall, Thursday, Feb. 20, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Egg Drop is open to all ages and will include submissions from students of all College Place schools as well as Walla Walla University. In last year's ASME Egg Drop, over 40 single-entry and multiple-member teams participated.
Judges rule based on a “governing equation based on the distance from the goal, weight of the device, and number of parts used.” This equation allows the designers to create an apparatus that “optimizes design for the best performance,” says Michael Opp, ASME president.
WWU’s discussion of this issue, beginning in the 70’s, has opened doors to women filling many roles in the University Church, and there is great hope that further discussion will help to focus ordination more on God-endowed ministry talent than on the traditional roles of women in the church.
“ WWU's discussion of [women's ordination] has opened doors to women filling many roles in the University Church.”
dropping eggs // A grand prize of $100 will be given to the winning contestant donated by Key Technology. To win the grand prize, participants must land their eggprotecting mechanisms into a frying pan, which is placed on the sidewalk in front of Kretschmar. To get there, the uncooked egg must endure a 37.7-foot (11.5-meter) fall. If the uncooked egg is unscathed after the flight, the entry will be judged.
topic. After these presentations there will be a Q&A session.
This event promises to be a smashing good time. Opp explains, “Events like this allow engineers the opportunity to procrastinate as well as get out of Kretschmar for a few moments. It also gives ASME the opportunity to work with the surrounding community and have some fun.” Super senior mechanical engineering and physics double major Michael Kudla will be designing an egg-protecting mechanism with the “egg inside a foam ball with dowel protrusions, so it doesn’t roll.” Kudla is excited to participate in the Egg Drop event so that he “can win money and make children feel inferior.” Other engineers were unwilling to slip the details of their model designs in fear that the competition may steal them. “I will be using a fairly simple, yet proven, device,” said Opp.
ASME will be holding more fun events such as “sandwich feeds in collaboration with Wilkinson Bread,” movie nights, tours of local machine shops, CO2 car races, and info sessions on maintaining LinkedIn accounts. If you are not already a part of ASME, join and “collaborate with multiple local engineering companies and gain valuable experience through job shadowing and internships.”
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Remaining major Olympic events in which the U.S. has never won gold.
Number of Olympic ice dancing gold medals held by Russia.
Speed, in miles per hour, of the 885-foot-wide asteroid that passed by Earth on Monday evening. It was a "close" 2 million miles away.
Height reached by skiers in the Olympic aerial skiing competition.
Chance a pregnant woman in the U.S. will say she is a virgin.
“It will be a step backward for all Ugandans and reflect poorly on Uganda’s commitment to protecting the human rights of its people.” — President Barack Obama, in regards to pending Ugandan legislation that would punish some homosexual acts with life imprisonment.
Number of NBC Tonight Shows hosted by Jimmy Fallon.
“It was tone-deaf and cruel, and shortcircuited the thoughtful, intelligent perspectives Miller had started to offer until he couldn’t talk anymore.” — AP’s David Bauder, on Christin Cooper’s interview with Bode Miller after Miller tied for a bronze medal in the men’s super-G ski race. Cooper is under heavy criticism for questioning Miller repeatedly about the recent death of his younger brother Chelone, a snowboarding Olympic hopeful.
Number of shows hosted by Johnny Carson in his 30year run on NBC's Tonight Show.
“It clearly failed.” — Senator Marco Rubio, in discussion of 2009’s $800 billion stimulus package, which, according to the White House report, raised our country’s GDP by up to 3%. The law’s fifth birthday was last Monday.
“That defendant didn’t shoot into a carful of kids to save his life. He shot into it to save his pride.” — Assistant Florida State Attorney John Guy, in the trial of a 47-year-old software developer for attempted murder. Michael Dunn, the defendant, fired shots into an SUV of four black teens after an argument over what he called their “thug music.”
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EWB Project for Peru // savannah kisling
The Walla Walla University chapter of Engineers Without Borders is raising money and awareness for a special project in Pucutuni, Peru. The project’s goal is the creation of a gravity-fed water system in the village located in the Peruvian Andes Mountains of the Cuzco region. The current water supply is contaminated with E. Coli and due to landslides in the area, the village might have to move farther from away from the water. “This project is important because it’s all about helping those less fortunate than ourselves. It’s all about not only our Christian principles, but also our duty as global citizens to serve,” said EWB Vice President Kari Gomez. This project is different than ASWWU’s “To Build a Home” project, though both organizations are working with ADRA in Peru to best accomplish their separate goals. Dr. Curtis Nelson and Dr. Brian Roth, professors in the engineering department, are involved in both projects and have been instrumental in the completion of several EWB projects.
Members of EWB have the opportunity to volunteer at fundraisers and even have a chance to go to Peru to assist in the implementation of the project. EWB’s biggest fundraising event for the year is the annual gala, which will be held March 1 at the Walla Walla Country Club. You can RSVP at ewb-wwu.org. Since EWB’s five-year project constructing classrooms in Honduras ended, this new project has become the main focus for the past year. The water project in Peru is also expected to be a five-year commitment, according to Gomez. If you are interested in getting involved, you can join the club or speak with a club officer or sponsor. “I think it is important that the WWU community understands that you do not need to be an engineer to join EWB,” clarified Gomez, who is a business major. “We love any help we can get, and there are a lot of behind-the-scenes jobs that need to be done which require no engineering.” EWB is a national organization that is currently active in 47 countries on five different continents. EWB works on building infrastructure up around the communities that they help. All projects are reviewed and approved for by a technical advisory committee to ensure the best possible solution is implemented.
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ASWWU’s ongoing fundraising project, “To Build A Home,” is aimed at raising money to build an orphanage for abandoned children in Checacupe, Peru. An important component of the project is to set up sustainable futures for the orphans and the home. The future will be made sustainable through projects done locally in Peru as well as through assis-
tance from a committee at WWU whose goal is to ensure long-term support. Remember, this a community effort, so spread the word. If you haven’t yet, check out the ASWWU clothing site where 100 percent of proceeds go to the project (you get a cool shirt, too.) This is just one of the fundraising opportunities provided by the fundraising team. You can find more information about donating and about the project on the ASWWU website.
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Self-Medicating // Carlton Henkes
Hot Pockets are pulled from shelves for containing “diseased meat.”
Middle school zombies found walking down grocery aisles.
What impressive force could have come over me? I was certainly no slain-in-theSpirit charismatic. No, this unholy stupor was brought about through my own doings: self-medicating caffeine.
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The Oxford Dictionary describes selfmedication as to “choose and take medicines oneself, rather than by prescription or on expert
Focusing on simple tasks has always been a challenge for me: my kindergarten self would rather find new ways to climb up the side of my desk than finish gluing my macaroni picture. Throughout the ’90s and ’00s I have seen more psychiatrists and therapists than I can count on my fingers. And the amount of prescriptions surpasses all possible phalangeal addition. Sugar pills! All of them. After all, those foolish, four-eyed, bearded men would simply regurgitate my problems in medical terms. Not much to it! I’m a troubled child who can think a million thoughts per second but who reads slower than a snail can move across the page. A few years later, college arrives with full force and I discover that caffeine is a thing. Finally, a drug that has observable and quantifiable effects! Some of which are adverse, but hey, it sure beats the long list of side effects that accompany every pharmaceutical prescription, including “risk of stroke and sudden death.” True to form, this gateway drug took me from Arizona tea to bagged green tea, to chai, to bagged black tea, to loose leaf Japanese dragon black ninja tea (the kind that makes you smell colors and feel sounds).
Don’t Be A Benchwarmer //
Finland protects reindeer by painting their antlers with glowing paint.
Patronus sightings throughout Scandinavia.
Google wants to bring fiber optics to 34 cities.
“Evolution of Dance” now performed 50 times as fast.
Mother finds PacSun T-shirt design offensive and buys them all. Secretly just wants to be cool.
It was sometime around noon last Tuesday when I found myself on my back on the floor of my apartment bedroom. I was nearly catatonic; my vocal chords humming a single, dull note like a jet engine as my mind flew between subjects at supersonic speeds. My eyes were open, but I saw no ceiling. I saw no end to the madness of papers, quizzes, work shifts, extracurriculars, and obligatory social engagements as they swirled above my head like a twister more frightening than Helen Hunt or Judy Garland could have imagined.
advice.” My friends, there is a reason why doctors do not give prescriptions for coffee.
Looking back on my education experience, I have to admit that what I remember most didn’t come from my classes. My fondest memories come from the extracurricular activities I did outside the classroom; namely, sports. Playing sports has given me an outlet for the frustrations that build throughout the day and they’ve helped me develop a healthy lifestyle. It’s imperative that children are involved in some sort of physical activity beginning in early elementary school and continuing on throughout their education. Many people argue that the heavy focus our society places on sports in high schools is the cause of the United States’ dismal test scores. However, there is evidence suggesting that participation in sports can enhance a
student’s academic performance. Students have to maintain a certain GPA in order to play sports and are considered ineligible to participate if they do not attend school.1 In addition to aiding students’ academic achievement, sports also provide an incentive for students to attend school and increase education’s “likeability” factor.2 Now, someone may ask, “What about students who are not athletes? How can we increase their academic performance?” In my childhood, most of the children in my classes could at least run around and play games during recess. The students who were inactive in high school became that way because their free time decreased. Recess is eliminated or severely shortened in middle school, and, especially in Adventist schools, there are few opportunities for students to participate in school-sponsored sports activities. Therefore, in high school, many students lack athletic abilities. PE, a class in which students can learn to play sports or
Then came the enablers: Campus clubs. Coffee seems to be the most popular gift for clubs to bestow upon their members: coffee from the Drama Club, the Pegasus Club, and, of course, the Atlas Club. My engines were fueled. On that fateful Tuesday I mentioned earlier, I decided to self-medicate using my Atlas Club tab. As I entered the Atlas, the welcoming aromas of my cherished vice encompassed me and enticed me thither the counter. The menu featured an added note: “We now serve Toddy.” Naturally, I had to ask. Apparently, this is a type of cold-brewed coffee that is left overnight, resulting in lower acid levels, a sweeter flavor, and a more concentrated brew. It was adventure time! And halfway through my cup, I had come to that point of catalepsy on my bedroom floor. When I came to my senses (literally), I realized that my self-medicating habit must stop. Everyone has a different vice and everyone has a different tolerance. If you struggle with similar self-medication tendencies, do not hesitate to contact the Campus Health and Wellness Center for tips on stress reduction, healthy eating, and healthy sleeping habits. They also offer a massage service!
be active, is only a one-year requirement in many schools, which does not give inactive students an opportunity to develop healthy exercise habits. Participation in sports does not only give students academic and physical advantages, though. When facilitated properly, participation in sports can teach students to develop a healthy attitude toward competition. Denying students an opportunity to experience competition and conflict in a controlled environment does not help them. The more students can experience these things in the right setting, the better they will be able to accept a loss or a win gracefully in their adult life. Of course, there are other areas in which students can experience competition, but if you add sports to that list, a student can have the wellrounded and enriched education experience that they deserve. 1. http://datalyscenter.org/wp-content/ uploads/2013/06/Sports-Promote-YouthAcademic.pdf . 2. http://datalyscenter.org/wp-content/ uploads/2013/06/Sports-Promote-YouthAcademic.pdf .
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The One Project // John Lubke
Religion Editor This past week I had the opportunity to get away from campus for an extended weekend. I was graciously given a handful of extensions for various assignments and lectures, and was able to spend February 10th and 11th at the One Project gathering in Seattle. We met downtown in the grand ballroom of the Westin Hotel. There were over 750 people in attendance, representing people from across the North American Division and beyond. The diversity was spectacular: ages ranging from late teens to late 70s; students, staff, and faculty from nearly every college in the NAD; non-church members and church members and staff from both far and near; several internationals; and we may have even seen a certain band member from a certain group you might know. Switchfoot? Yeah. That happened. The format for the gathering is particularly unique. Up in the grand ballroom, there were hundreds of round tables to sit around. Each table had a designated spot for discussion facilitators — volunteers who would stay at a particular table to help foster discussion. Anyone could jump from table to table, or claim a table for the whole meeting — it was all very open. There was a stage up front, but much of the meeting revolved around discussion and community. So while our attention was directed toward the stage during presentations, our focus shifted to our individual tables where we could all interact with the ideas that were presented — all of which focused around Jesus. In between presentations and discussions, we also had worship in song. It’s always a powerful thing to have such a diverse and large group of people singing together, focused on Jesus. Our lunch breaks were long, and being in downtown Seattle meant finding local spots to eat with friends old and new. We were encouraged to represent ourselves well in the community: Let’s just say that when people discovered we were Adventists, they learned that we tipped generously as well. (#winning, am I right?) Because I was present at the first Seattle
gathering, I was immediately aware of the scale of growth — attendance had more than doubled since 2012 and I was loving it. There was a swell of joy in my chest, as I marveled at the magnitude of this many people getting together to focus on Jesus. Jesus. All. That’s the focus of the One project gathering. Two days of listening, discussing, reflecting, and worshipping Jesus. I know it seems like it might be a somewhat basic concept, and it is foundational, but it’s such a rich idea that I felt like I was drinking from a fire-hose. When we pondered Jesus, there were just so many things to consider. Jesus is revealed in many aspects of our lives — and in our church, Jesus is revealed in so many places and in so many compelling ways. The theme that I felt that was most compelling is this mandate: As followers of Jesus, we are called to be curious; we are called to be a robust faith community, immersed in asking questions instead of merely dispensing answers. There is unarguably an innumerable list of questions we as Adventists, ask as a result What happens when we focus on the evil enemies of Christ rather than on Christ Himself? If Present Truth is Jesus and our relationship with Him, then what role do beliefs and doctrines play in our lives? If all the things that we believe were seen through the lens of Jesus, what changes would there be? Are people able to see the Jesus who we follow imprinted in our character and lives? What keeps us in our vulnerability from embracing our own humanity and the humanity of others? What happens if we believe that we have nothing left to learn? The Gospel is truth in verity — it never changes. Present Truth is how we speak, live, and share that truth in our contemporary setting. How should we be sharing Present Truth today?
of aour fascination with Jesus: who He was, what He is, and what He stands for. Let me share some of the questions we explored this weekend: These were only a handful of the questions that we brought up around the tables. Each table had unique conversations that went in several different directions in response to each presentation. The direction was chosen by the people around each table. It was beautiful to feel the energy and passion in the room as attendees focused on how to make Jesus more clear in our lives and in our communities. I share these questions with you now, not to suggest that I have answers, but as a way to invite all of us into this conversation about Jesus. Jesus is what brings us together; He is life and love Himself. The One project gathering is one collection of voices contributing to the discussion, and I invite you to add your voice to the mix as we continue to be a movement moving ever closer to the Jesus that gives us life and love. If you’re interested in checking out the One project, go to www.the1project.org, where you can find videos of past presentations and read more about the discussion. The One project has gatherings that happen in several places throughout the year, and I highly recommend you attend one. There’s a special discount for students — just so you know — and it’s worth every penny. The One project website will be getting an update soon that will include its updated mission as well as videos and media from February’s gathering in Seattle. You can also follow the One project on Twitter (@ The1Project). In the meantime, let us continue to explore our fascination with Jesus — conversing, pondering, wondering and praising His name, as we seek to reveal Him even more in the space that’s right around us. Jesus. All.
Campus Ministries This quarter, Hispanic Ministries has been active with the local churches by having students participate in AY programs with the church youth. On campus, HM has been meeting for worship every Tuesday at 8 p.m. and we would like to invite you to join us. We have changed our location to the Gathering Room underneath Heubach Chapel, next to the High Five Room. Currently, we are planning a pupusa event for next quarter, so stay tuned! — Shintell Izquierdo
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1. Woke up to find the neighbor’s goat in my hut. Not surprised. He’s eating my ukulele. Not surprised. 2. A village boy swallowed a coin. While I was trying to ask him why, he threw up on me. 3. Mneya ran screaming after the donkeys when they attempted to poop on the couscous. They didn’t budge.
Third-World Problems // Heather Ruiz Madagascar
Maybe the trend has ended in the past few months, but I used to see the phrase “firstworld problems” all over Facebook. You know, those laughably petty complaints that seem absurd to really be bothered by, but enough of a bother to be socially advertised. The hashtag #firstworldproblems is like the wide-sweeping comical excuse for anybody who might actually hold up a finger and say,
“Wait, but aren’t we actually blessed?” I was talking to Dada about this, and we laughed ourselves senseless as we ate couscous with our bare hands. Really, we were just laughing at ourselves, us funny humans. But we wanted to be part of the joke too, so here’s our contribution.
4. I told the neighbor boy thanks, but I couldn’t marry him. He called me a skinny donkey. 5. Had to use the squatty potty last night behind the hut. My aim was waaaay off. Still not sure how to fix my mistake. 6. Realized I’m able to judge how dirty my hair was by the color of water left in the bucket. Today it was only a medium-gray. 7. Tried to eat camel meat for lunch. He had been a stressed-out camel. Needed a chainsaw. 8. Took a nap in my hammock. When I flipped out, my malafa (clothing) stayed in the hammock, without me.
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9. Played peek-a-boo with the malnourished babies at the hospital. Nobody has ever played peek-a-boo. They all screamed and ran away. 10. Decided to turn corn flour and milk into tortillas today, using a plastic bag and my French book to squish them flat. Worked beautifully well until I forgot to put the plastic back for round two. My French book is rotting. 11. The village asked me today if anyone has ever told me that I sing worse than a man. 12. Cooked breakfast for my family. Forgot about the worms again. They slurped it like noodles so I wouldn’t feel bad. 13. Figured out that the village children will repeat anything I say. Taught them to chant “I don’t want a gift! I am content!” every time they crowded around with palms held open for hand-outs. 14. Went to a wedding with Khati. Forgot to take a bath this week. Sprayed mosquito repellent on my malafa to smell better. 15. Had to explain to my class that I couldn’t give them homework today because the goat ate it. 16. Tried to teach the mice living in my wall to do tricks with a string. They ate my headphones. 17. Found an expired jar of Nutella in the expat apartment, but there’s nothing to eat it on. Dinner last night: rice stirred in Nutella. 18. Made rice and fish in a nice pot over the fire today. My braid caught on fire. Turned the burnt part into a nice dreadlock. All fixed. 19. Bought a Coke at the shambly boutique. Rode home on the tremorous donkey cart. Coke exploded. 20. Prided myself on my African tan. Took a bath. It washed off. There’s more to come. This is too fun to end so soon.
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A Conflict of Interests // Micah Hall
I recently read an article entitled, “Kim Kardashian Joins Sisters at a Party in NYC.” At first, it might be simple to blame the media for writing meaningless articles. This would be wrong. The media writes articles that people want to read. That is how they make money. It is the consumer’s fault for reading the article. For this reason, I have decided to write an article all about the things people care about: what I am wearing while in public. Micah Hall started off this morning in a rush — he was seen saying goodbye to his family at approximately 1:10 this afternoon. He was pairing a red shirt promoting the popular film Anchorman with a pair of blue jeans. As the day progressed, he visited a Taco Del Mar and Micah’s hair became increasingly unkempt and his shirt became stained with medium sauce. Thankfully for Micah, the sauce was approximately the same color as his shirt, so he should be able to wear it at least three more times before the next wash. Micah’s fashion was interrupted when he got back to his dormitory and added a thick black coat to his ensemble. This coat appeared to be more for fashion than for physical comfort, as Micah was seen shivering on his walk to the cafeteria.
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Micah left early from dinner in order to “work on some homework.” There is no word yet as to what type of homework he was working on or when it is due.
Now, if you are anything like me, you probably feel a little empty after reading that. I feel empty and that was my life. Sadly, we seem to spend a lot of our lives focusing on the least important aspects of other people’s lives. I am not saying we should spend all of our time learning about what exactly is happening in Syria (hint: the Syrian government is killing its own citizens). I am saying that we should spend less of our time learning about why Taylor Swift is no longer dating my thirteen-year-old sister’s new favorite male singer (hint: they broke up). Other people’s lives might seem more entertaining than our own, but if that is the case, we should start having more interesting lives. I know that while Kim Kardashian and Kanye West get married, I will be doing something interesting. It might not be as interesting as a wedding, but I am certain it is more interesting than hearing about a wedding between two people I have never met.
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Diversions Editor & Pontificator
Hey Kansas, Shut up //
Recently, the state of Kansas proposed a bill that would allow any business, person, or group to deny service to any gay person, if homosexuality were in opposition to their religious beliefs.1, 2 This is so stupid. This is so stupid that nobody can use poop jokes anymore. This is so stupid that Michelle Bachman’s face suddenly received full functionality. This is so stupid that if Kim Kardashian were still alive, she would burst into tears. If I were to drop out of school, get a pointillism tattoo of the Dixie Chicks, and then start an inclusive support group called “Everyone But You,” I would still be smarter than this bill. C’mon Kansas. I realize that you’re a state full of bitter, discriminatory, 40-year-old Republicans, but creating a bill that promotes or dare I say, encourages discrimination and intolerance, hatred, and fear, and then to rationalize it as religious freedom is sad, almost insane. The common argument I’ve heard is that people just want the choice of whether or not to help or give service to “these people.” Firstly “these people” are normal tax-paying Americans, so get off your high horse and take a Xanax because “they’re” everywhere. Secondly, where in the Bible does it say you can’t help gay people? I realize that there are some verses in the Bible that condemn homosexuality, but I don’t believe it says anything about denying gay people healthcare … or their Taco Bell order. If your religious beliefs are so insecure that interacting with a gay person makes you question everything you know, I’m sorry, but a piece of legislation isn’t going to change that. Kansas, if you don’t want gay people in your state, there are some sure-fire ways to make that happen: maybe force gay people to get their food from the back of the restaurant? I would mention Jim Crow laws, but we’re past that. Well, I had better go. I hear Tennessee is proposing a law allowing people to deny services based on people’s belly button shape. 1. http://tinyurl.com/mkxzrc9. 2. http://tinyurl.com/jwsjo6c.
I wish I had a failing relationship to complain about.
Your gift to me was so wonderful that I think you must be cheating.
Running with the wolves unpacking walla walla athletics brooklynn larson Feature Editor
Things have changed since 1892. Walla Walla University has grown quite a bit since the year the bottle cap was invented.1 Notable things include the expansion of our campus, the development of many areas of study,2 and, of course, the emergence of WWU’s own varsity athletics program. This program is itself experiencing a period of change. Although not as dramatic as the invention of the bottle cap, this change represents a significant moment in the history of WWU Athletics — a history worth knowing a little bit about. 1. http://www.invent.org/hall_of_fame/292.html. 2. http://www.wallawalla.edu/academics/areas-of-study/undergraduate-programs/.
Walla Walla University’s athletics program can pinpoint its beginnings to 1983, when Walla Walla College hired Tim Windemuth. As a professor in the department of Health and Physical Education and the school’s first athletic director, his task in building Walla Walla’s varsity sports program was a big one, especially considering the fact that Walla Walla had little-to-no history with varsity sports. It was not long, though, before the varsity program began to develop. Windemuth’s passion for athletics and true interest in the spiritual nourishment of his students motivated him, and those around him, to create what he envisioned would be a way for students to grow as both Christians and athletes. Walla Walla College began a core program of men’s flag football and men’s and women’s basketball that focused on competing and connecting with other Christian athletes as well as other community colleges and club teams by creating the local chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Soon, the program added men’s and women’s volleyball, softball, golf, and men’s soccer. At first these teams functioned much like the flag football and basketball teams had, playing club teams and providing educational clinics. Then, in the early 1990’s, a decision was made to move some sports away from a club-based program to an entirely varsity sports program by joining the National Christian College Athletics Association. This transition was not necessarily an easy or an immediate one; in fact, Walla Walla University varsity athletics is still undergoing the process. Windemuth continued to lead Walla Walla’s varsity athletics program forward until July of 2013, when he retired from education after 30 years at WWU. It was at this point that the current athletic director, Gerry Larson, stepped in to continue Windemuth’s mission of Christ-centered athletics.
The current state of Walla Walla University’s Athletics Program is one best described by one word: transition. After Windemuth’s retirement, 1995 alum and former basketball coach Larson began what he refers to as an “evaluation year” as the new athletic director. When asked what that entails, Larson explained, “It’s an opportunity for us to set a course and actively work towards what our program can be.” Currently, Walla Walla University’s athletics program retains membership to both the NAIA and the USCAA. As an independent member of the NAIA, the program does not functionally act as part of a conference with a league schedule. Because of this, WWU faces several challenges, the most prominent of which is that without a league schedule it becomes increasingly difficult to schedule games with other varsity programs. Since most schools within reasonable traveling distance are part of a conference and have their own league schedule, they often have difficulty working with their league schedule to accommodate a game with WWU. These difficulties aside, WWU does fill their schedules every year. The program contains five teams in four sports: men’s soccer, women’s volleyball, men’s and women’s basketball, and women’s fast-pitch softball. Over 75 student athletes have and will compete for WWU in these sports during the 2013–2014 school year.
Since Walla Walla’s athletics program is currently defined by the transition and evaluation it is undergoing, it is difficult to point in a single direction and predict a the path on which the program will move. When asked about his personal goals for the athletic program, Larson answered that some of his smaller goals involved enhancing the atmosphere surrounding the games. “I would like to increase our available resources, so we can run our varsity program better — so we can provide a better product for our fans on our campus, throughout the community, and beyond,” he said. When asked what that entailed, he said that his ideas included, but were not limited to things like a better livestreaming program so supporters and alumni could take part of the action more easily. “Another thing we’re considering,” Larson added, “is better programming surrounding our games. This might include a pep-band and a student section — both of which are ideas we’re interested in.” Perhaps the biggest change in the foreseeable future, however, is the possibility of Walla Walla University attaining conference membership with the NAIA. “We have received a request from the Cascade Conference to submit an application for membership,” says Larson, “and we in the athletics department and the administration are prayerfully considering our course of action if this application were to be accepted. We’re definitely exploring our options.” This move would mark a big step for WWU athletics. Membership to the NAIA Cascade Conference would require WWU to add another sport to its program, a sport Larson says is likely to be men’s golf. The Conference membership would also offer WWU a regular and dependable league schedule — guaranteeing not only a certain number of games, but regular contests on campus which staff, faculty, students, and supporters of WWU could easily attend. There are, however, several risks inherent in a move into a large, competitive NAIA conference, the first of which is that there are built-in costs associated with such a move. The minimum expectations of joining the conference (adding another sport to our program, paying sports medicine professionals at a certain rate, hiring officials, providing certain types of medical equipment for visiting teams, and game management and game programming) would increase the cost of running the varsity athletics program — and it is unclear whether such an investment is one the student body, administration, or donors are willing to support. Another risk associated with move to the Cascade Conference is that certain non-varsity athletic events that have traditionally relied on the gymnasium for a venue will have to either reschedule the weekends in which they take place or find another venue entirely. Since the conference’s schedule is set two years in advance, events like OPS Amateur Hour, Fall Classic, Friendship Tournament, and the Jump Start Parent’s Luncheon might face scheduling difficulties. The final and probably most complicated of the drawbacks to the move to the Cascade Conference is that a certain amount of the flexibility in our schedule will be traded for the stability of a league schedule. As the schedule is now, coaches can schedule trips and games that fit their personal work schedule as well as WWU’s academic schedule, but if WWU joins the conference, WWU coaches will have much less ability to work their games around long weekends or personal matters. Overall, the benefits and drawbacks to joining the Cascade Conference are ones best considered as an investment decision. It all depends on how valuable a commitment of this size is to the students and organization of WWU as a whole. With the NAIA Cascade Conference membership in limbo and the tangible yet complicated goals of programming in the air, it can seem like WWU athletics is going through an unsettling change. Larson does not see it that way, though. He commented specifically that these changes are about enhancing what WWU athletics already has — making the most of what’s great about WWU already. “It’s not about focusing on what this program isn’t,” Larson said. “It’s about making this program all that it can be.” Practically, Larson said that he would like to implement a character development and service aspect to the program, so that student athletes can not only grow as individuals, but represent their school as a whole. “Since WWU has such a culture and tradition of service, it would be only fitting for our athletics program to embody that as well. Our sports programs should belong to WWU and the students here. Win or lose, we should represent WWU well. Students who compete for us should be making this statement: “We’re WWU: we’re about serving people.” When asked what a character development and service program would look like, Larson said it could take any number of forms, but that one of the biggest would be that of mission trips. As WWU heads into the next phase of athletics, much will likely change. From branding and logos to the sports we offer, WWU athletics might see some marked development in the coming years. At the moment, though, it is important to remember that this program was born out of a desire to develop Walla Walla’s students’ athletic, social, and spiritual health, and that will not change. The loyalty of this program to Excellence in Sport, Fair Competition, Commitment to God, and the Sharing of Faith can be counted on. Let’s all continue our support of WWU and its mission of service — in whatever area that may be.
Grayson Andregg Sports Editor
For those of us who have grown up in the Adventist community, we know that there has not been the widest variety of choices when it comes to athletics. All of us have skills, and Adventism has, lately, been realizing that many of us have athletic skills. Though traditionally, competitive sports haven’t been very popular in the Adventist community, more people are seeing the value of learning competition in a controlled environment, and more are learning that games don’t have to be on Sabbath. True, competition to a point can be a little rough. I’m a very competitive person, and I have found myself distraught with a sport from time to time. But Walla Walla University’s athletes have come from all over, from many different backgrounds. These are some player profiles which look into the line-up of WWU athletes, provide some background info, and show how they think the program is coming along here at Walla Walla University.
Basketball, Shooting guard
HOMETOWN: Wenatchee, WA MAJOR: Speech Comm. and Spanish AGE: 23
HOMETOWN: Glendora, CA MAJOR: Health Management AGE: 19
Q: Do you see the athletics program at WWU progressing? A: Transitioning from Tim Windemuth to Gerry Larson is hard to do, so I’m not really sure how it’s going because I don’t know Gerry very well. I think we just need to figure out the ways that it’s easiest to grow. I think that advertising is a huge deal, and maybe we could enhance that part of the program. But I think that the biggest deal is on campus endorsement; everyone needs to be involved and supportive towards the teams and come out to the games. That will make a big sense of community on this campus.
Q: What’s been your highest score in a game? A: The most I scored in a game was 20 points; I hit four 3-pointers in a row in the second half. I was really feeling it that game.
Q: What are your future personal athletic goals? A: After graduation, softball is just going to be for fun. I’m getting older and less athletic, so I’m not expecting to go pro or anything. I’ll mostly play recreationally from here on out. I like basketball a little bit more, so I want to keep playing that in my spare time too. If there is a position open for assistant coach on a summer league team, I think I would enjoy that. Q: Who are some of your personal athletic heroes? A: Pretty much anyone with the last name Wilson (haha); Russell Wilson (QB, Seahawks) Dan Wilson (ex- Seattle Mariners Catcher). But other than that, I don’t have many.
Q: What is the transition like from playing for high school to college? A: Switching was fairly easy, but much different. When playing for a public high school, there are tons of different schools that you play from all over the state and region, with majorly different skill sets. But playing for WWU, we have a smaller amount of schools to play, so we can learn from them more easily and be ready for them next time. Q: How do you see the athletics program at WWU progressing? A: I think it really is improving. The fact that we are trying to get into a bigger and better conference, instead of staying independent, is very important. I think it is going to really improve the recruiting aspect for us. It is going to give us harder games and rivals, though, but also keep our school spirit and fans more in tune with what is going on in athletics. It will be much more organized and scheduled. Q: Who is one of your personal sports heroes? A: Kevin Durant (small forward, OKC Thunder) — he plays for the love of the game, not the money.
HOMETOWN: Denver, CO MAJOR: Business, Accounting AGE: 20
HOMETOWN: Pasco, WA MAJOR: Radiology/Imaging AGE: 19
Q: What’s been your highest score in a game? A: One time I got two goals in a game, and I tried really hard for the hat trick but wasn’t able to come away with it.
Q: What is the transition like from playing for high school to college? A: Both require dedication and commitment at an individual and team level, but college ball takes it to the next level of personal discipline, as well as the ability to relate on a more mature level to the needs of the team. When it comes to talent, I think that at the college level, it’s related to more of finding and refining your own talent, rather than counting on just a raw skill set.
Q: What is the transition like from playing for high school to college? A: The difference is night and day. You go from high-scoring games where you get a shot at scoring all the time, and often succeed, to games where there’s almost none. You play just as hard for one or two goals. The playing itself is also much faster. I remember in my first game I just felt lost. Things were happening so fast, and it’s something that you have to overcome really quickly or you’ll fall way behind. Q: Do you see the athletics program at WWU progressing? A: I do. We’ve had some missed opportunities — tournaments and such. I think things like Fall Classic are awesome and great recruiting opportunities. I think that our school’s athletes would have more of an incentive to play if they were offered scholarships. Overall I think that we just need school support — all-around endorsement from every department. If more departments put their time into promoting athletics, I think we would have a lot more support and success from that. Q: Who are some of your personal athletic heroes? A: I love Adrian Peterson (running back, Minn. Vikings): His personal drive, morals, and love for the game are outstanding. Oh, and also Jordan Collins, because no one has a mid-range game quite like him (ex-shooting guard, WWU basketball team).
Q: Do you see the athletics program at WWU progressing? A: Each new year brings a whole new opportunity for the players, the team and the coach. I am very excited and optimistic for next season with new opportunities. My interaction with the athletic department has mostly been through my experience with the volleyball team; however, I have had some interaction with the department leadership and have found them to be very competent in their decision making, optimistic for the future, and Christ-focused. Q: What are your future personal athletic goals? A: I’m not really focusing on the future so much as the present. I want to always play with heart and dedication, while modeling characteristics of a good Christian athlete at all times. Q: Who are some of your personal athletic heroes? A: Bethany Hamilton (professional surfer), because she has fun with what she does, and Misty May (Olympic gold medalist volleyball player), for her work ethic and lifestyle.
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What is in the Middle of nowhere? // Chad Aufderhar Arts & Media Editor I know the four hours and seven minutes between us and Seattle very well because for the last couple years I have driven there many times in search of good live music. I realize that you may never have given that a second thought because you can find something else to do with your friends over the weekend. Eventually, though, there won’t be any good movies left to see and you will probably be tired of playing endless rounds of Settlers of Catan. My suggestion is: Before you get to such a low point, find a way to experience live music. It offers something that movies and board games do not. It is a shared experience between creators and listeners that will only happen once. Each performance, venue, and setting will be different so in that moment you are a part of the most unique experience possible. It is like art that happens rather than art that is just static.
Unfortunately, I have had to stop this habit of traveling to find such experiences because it is expensive and time consuming. For a long time, there has not been a whole lot of good live music any closer than Seattle, Portland, Spokane, or Boise. This weekend that will all change, thanks to Reggie Mace, who has just remodeled his business in downtown Dayton, Wash., to be a music venue. Dayton is about 20 minutes from here down Highway 12 towards Lewiston. This weekend, Reggie is starting something called The Middle of Nowhere Sessions. It speaks for itself, I suppose, but basically bands from all over will be coming to play for us out here in the middle of nowhere. If you are interested in live music but can’t justify long road trips, take a short one with some friends this weekend and see what it’s all about. Boise natives Sun Blood Stories will play Saturday night, and then Sunday, one of my favorites, John Van Deusen from The Lonely Forest, will play. There is plenty of great music in store for this spring and you can find out about The Middle of Nowhere Sessions on Facebook.
songs for the middle of nowhere tiny.cc/middlenowhere
Sun Blood Stories “Towers in the Sky” The prime example of something you just have to experience: It is dirty garage rock that promises to be wild and different every time.
John Van Deusen “Nothing Like” He plays in rock band The Lonely Forest, but songs like this show that the band’s power comes from his voice, not just the drums and guitar.
Hollow Wood “Love Has Found Me”
Although they have changed as a band since this song, they still bring all the heart they have to their music. You can see them live on March 13.
Ravenna Woods “Tides” This week’s ASWWU Video is a Spoken Word from Howie Heaton, Madeleine Boyson, and Chad Aufderhar. They will be speaking on their purpose.
Thursdays at 9:37 p.m.
Surprisingly dynamic, considering the songs are mostly filled with acoustic guitar and stripped-down drums. They will be out here in March as well, on the 26th.
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The Food Fiend presents
Pad Thai Andrea Johnson Food Editor I’ve finally decided to jump on the Instagram hashtag bandwagon. Honestly, I’ve planned to do this all year long, but I kept forgetting. My bad; I’m sorry; baby come back. So, to those of you who have Instagram, hashtag your culinary adventures with #wwufood and I’ll choose a photo of the week. P.S. If no one hashtags their food, I’ll post my own pics. #sorrynotsorry #myfoodmakesyourfoodlooksad #provemewrong P.P.S. Too many hashtags? Nah. Now, about the food. This week, I’ve been craving Pad Thai, so naturally I decided to make it. The catch is that typical Pad Thai calls for fish sauce (all you hard-core veggies are probably now appalled that you’ve eaten fish basically every time you went out to Thai food). I don’t really have a problem with it, but it’s also not something I’m likely to use a lot, so I don’t need it sitting in my fridge. But the question remains: How do I make Pad Thai without fish sauce and retain the classic flavor? Answer: I don’t know, but I made it work. So enjoy this experiment that went deliciously right.
photos by andrea johnson
INGREDIENTS - 8 oz. dried rice noodles - ¼ cup lime juice - 2 tbsp. soy sauce - 2 tbsp. brown sugar - 1 to 2 tsp. sriracha (or other chili) sauce - 2 tsp. peanut (or sesame) oil - 3 cloves garlic, minced - 1 inch fresh ginger, peeled and minced
- 1–2 eggs (personal preference) - 1 medium carrot, peeled and cut into strips - 6–7 green onions, halved lengthwise and roughly chopped - ½ cup bean sprouts - 2 tbsp. peanuts, chopped (dry-roasted if possible) - ¼ cup cilantro, chopped
In a large bowl, soak rice noodles for 30–45 minutes with warm water until noodles are tender, but firm. While noodles soak, combine lime juice, soy sauce, sugar, chile sauce and 1 tablespoon water in small bowl. Wait until noodles are near tender before continuing the cooking process. In wok or large deep skillet, heat oil over high heat. Add garlic and ginger and stir-fry 30 seconds. Then add egg, carrot strips and green onions and stir-fry 1 minute; make sure to scramble the egg. Add lime juice mixture. Drain noodles and add to wok, tossing with tongs until they soften, about 1 minute. Add small amount of water if noodles dry out. Remove from heat and serve. Sprinkle with sprouts, peanuts, and cilantro.
notes and suggestions - Peanut or sesame oils are not absolutely necessary; they just add some good flavor. Use what you have. - If you’re allergic to peanuts, use almonds instead. - Use scrambled tofu as an easy vegan alternative to eggs. - I’ve heard (though I’ve never done it) that this can make a great soup.1 - This would be super delicious along with spring rolls. Remember when we made those?2 1. Possible inspiration: http://tinyurl.com/padthai-soup. 2. http://tinyurl.com/collegian-springrolls.
LIFE TRAVEL | 20 photo by instagram user rickyjaybee
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Dream Big //
Every now and then on a Friday night I find myself sitting in my room wearing sweats, sipping peppermint tea, and searching the void of Google Earth for a momentary escape. I am a dreamer, and if you’re like me you are searching for the next destination to travel to and the next adventure to embark on. Just because I feel like it, this week in the Travel Section I have outlined three places that are high up on my travel/adventure/bucket list. If these locations strike a chord in your heart, maybe you can join me in fulfilling these dreams one day!
Want to see your adventures in The Collegian? Just hashtag your Instagram photos #WWUTRAVEL and your adventures just may show up here on the Travel Page.
Machu Picchu, Peru
The Great Pyramids of Giza, Egypt
The Great Blue Hole, Belize
Machu Picchu is considered to be one of the more recent New Seven Wonders of the World. Located in the Cuzco region of Peru, it used to be home to the 15thcentury Incas. This place looks incredible. No one I have ever known who got the opportunity to travel to Machu Picchu has ever reported a subpar experience, and from the pictures they bring back, I can see why. Machu Picchu is breathtaking. I hear that the clouds pour in off the high surrounding mountains creating a mystical effect (that also blocks out the great view). Someday, if I get the opportunity to travel to Machu Picchu, I hope that my experience is as good as those who have gone before me.
Ever since I was a young boy, I have had a fascination with the ancient Egyptians, mostly from Bible stories and the DreamWorks movie Prince of Egypt. I think their culture was interesting, and I find what their civilization has left behind for us to be quite interesting. The Great Pyramids of Giza are one of the best preserved of the Seven Wonders of the World. I find history that has Biblical connections to be the most fascinating. It would be incredible to walk around in that area, ride a camel, and just take in the scene and imagine what life was like back when it was built. This location is definitely high on my bucket list.
The beauty of the world that God created below sea level rivals the world above. I have never been scuba diving, but the Great Blue Hole is very intriguing to me. I know there are pictures, but I still want to see what all is down there. Belize is famous for having some of the world’s largest reefs and most stunning sea life. The aerial photos of this giant hole in the earth call to me. Someday, I will go. I have always wanted to swim with a shark as well, and the Great Blue Hole has been known to have frequent hammerhead shark sightings. It sounds like an adrenaline rush in the making.
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DESTINATION OF THE WEEK:
SAN JUAN ISLANDS, WA •
Located in the northwest Puget Sound.
There are no traffic lights on any of the islands.
Famous for: Long waits for ferry rides, cloudy-yetstunning scenery, road biking, sailing, orca whales, and friendly Pacific Northwest personalities. photos by creative commons
photos by brenda negoescu
Quarter-Zip Fleece These guys are a one-stop-shop for any outdoor enthusiast. Somehow the fleece gods have created a classy article of clothing that can be worn on a mildly hot day but also be used as something to block out the cold on a wintry, miserable hike.
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Tasteful Texting // Brenda negoescu Fashion Editor
f you haven’t heard by now, Harper’s Bazaar has a cheeky Emoji app out and I am a little bit obsessed. The app features illustrations that represent the magazine’s most iconic images and personalities. Let’s face it, Apple’s unadventurous white-nurse sneaker and green dress no longer cut it! I need exciting new visuals when I’m texting my roomie “Hey doll! Let’s grab a green juice at The Garden, so put on your most fabulous shoes! That’s right, I text my roomie even if she’s home and yes, the app features a glass of green juice.
on’t be afraid to have a little more fun with your texts: Express the fashionista or fashionisto in you with this lovely app, because, as iTunes’ description of the app states, “Because fashion is beyond words.”
Follow @collegianfashion on Instagram for style tips, shopping advice, street style, and personal styling. Have a cute outfit on? Or maybe you have a stylish new pair of shoes? Use #collegianfashion so we can see! Let's make this a fun and interactive experience. Express yourself.
Let’s face it, Apple’s “ unadventurous white-nurse
sneaker and green dress no longer cut it!
photos by brenda negoescu
ST Y L E PROF I L E Charlie Matur
International Communications, Junior Who or what is your style inspiration? “My friend Simon from Munich, Germany, knows what to wear and how to look good. His style has inspired me a lot. Living in Europe has also influenced the way I dress. I’ve traveled to many areas in Europe and have incorporated different looks from each into my own personal style.” Blazer | Zara Button–up | H&M Undershirt | New Yorker in Berlin Trousers | H&M Boots | Macy’s
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food is fuel // Justin mock Health & Outdoors Editor
If you have been watching the Olympics, you have probably seen the seemingly oxymoronic ad from McDonald’s, portraying athlete after athlete proudly biting into his or her recently-won medals, followed by a happy McDonald’s consumer biting into a juicy chicken McNugget. The commercial subliminally tells viewers that by eating McDonald’s food, they will become that much more like an Olympic athlete. Although I truly doubt that the consumption of McDonald’s cuisine raises one’s chances
of winning an Olympic medal, one thing that the commercial has right is that the foods you put into your body can affect your athletic performance. We often associate food with tastes, smells, events, family, and memories, but we often forget to look at food as our body’s source of fuel. In the same way that higher quality gasoline is better for your car, higher quality food can make a huge difference in how your body performs. Eat poorly, and the body feels
Sweet Potatoes After much research, and even a conversation with a grocery store employee, I found that opinion varies on which tuber is a yam and which is a sweet potato. However, when I refer to sweet potatoes, I am referring to the tuber with orange (or sometimes purplish) flesh on the inside. These tubers are a great source of complex carbohydrates, the energyproviding macronutrient that an athlete’s body can most easily use for fuel. Also, a serving of sweet potatoes with the skins has 7 grams of fiber, huge amounts of vitamin A, and are a good source of potassium. These potatoes have a somewhat sweet taste that can be enjoyable to even the pickiest eaters. If you are interested in adding these to your diet, they can be found in any grocery store. Also, check the cafeteria regularly, as they occasionally serve baked sweet potatoes.
slow and lethargic. Eat well, and you will begin to notice how good you feel. Nutrition is a complicated science with many facets and varying opinions that make it confusing to try and decide what foods make up the ideal diet. However, in keeping with the sports theme of this week’s feature article, this column will discuss several healthy foods that you can add to your diet to improve your health and, possibly, your athletic performance.
Chia Seeds These little seeds are famous for both their use in Chia Pets (a plant kit for kids back in the 80’s and 90’s) as well as for being mentioned in the book Born to Run. Much talk has surrounded these seeds and for good reason. These seeds are good sources of protein, fiber, polyunsaturated fats, and calcium. In the book Born to Run, the Tarahumara Indians of Mexico consume chia seeds mixed into the liquids they drink, and they claim that these seeds help them run marathon-like distances through desert canyons. Although research has yet to show any significant evidence that these seeds can directly improve an athlete’s endurance, the seed’s nutrient makeup seems to indicate that they can be a healthy part of an athlete’s diet.
In recent years, there has been much talk about beets, specifically beet juice. Recent research suggests that beet juice can make a big difference in the performance of endurance athletes. One study showed that athletes who drank beet juice several hours before exercise were able to sustain an intense level of exercise for over a minute longer than athletes who drank a placebo. Besides this benefit of improved athletic endurance, beets, in their non-juiced, vegetable form, are very nutrient-dense. They are a great source of vitamins and minerals like potassium, copper, folate, and manganese. They are also a good source of fiber.
Sources: http://www.runnersworld.com, http://nutritiondata.self.com,http://www.whfoods.com, http://www.fitbie.com
Weekly Winter Warm-Up
If you are trying to find a way to get active this week, try out rock climbing at the rock climbing wall in the WEC. The wall is open Monday through Thrusday from 7-10 p.m. Harnesses are free, and you can rent shoes for a dollar.
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Beefing It Up // TimOTHy barbosa
Local Attractions Editor There is one thing that will forever resound in my mind as American: the burger. No matter which small town you search, you’re sure to find a local joint with “the best burger around.” Walla Walla is no exception and obviously, only one grill can boast the greatest. Today, I’m going to provide you with a variety of opportunities, and I’ll leave it up to you to choose.
www.singlepage.com/burger-hut-18/ This less known diner is a good place to stop if you’re venturing south of the border (into the vast wilderness of Oregon). Located on Milton-Freewater’s Main St., you’re in for an affordable, drive-in style, tasty burger. The menu offers burgers in convenient multiples of 3, 6, and 12 for the hungriest of you. Garden burgers are served for vegetarians.
www.fasteddysww.com Serving food straight to your car, this local treasure makes Fred Flintstone’s ribs look inedible. This joint holds the title for Walla Walla’s best and, once you try some for yourself, you’ll see why. Alongside delicious sandwiches, Fast Eddy’s offers a unique variety of malt and shake flavors. My goal is to someday try every flavor together. Adventurous tasters are welcome to join.
www.theiceburg.net Perhaps the most well-known burger place in town, this business deserves your attention. The Ice-Burg may not offer the fastest burger around, but that’s only because they don’t precook anything. The meal is worth the wait, and their milkshakes are spoken of in hushed tones of reverence and admiration. Garden burgers are available for all you veggies out there. Stop by any day between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. to see what the hype is all about.
www.redrobin.com Yummm. If you’ve eaten a burger in your life, you’ve probably heard of Red Robin. Though the closest one to campus is in TriCities, I figured I’d feature them solely for their ability to cater to any appetite. From vegetarian to vegan to gluten-intolerant, each burger is customizable within an inch of its life. Pick from 10 different breads and a variety of patty options, but never forget to enjoy bottomless steak fries with some house campfire sauce.
Upcoming Events Abstract American Mokuhanga — Sheehan Gallery Feb. 19–Apr. 18, Admission: Free This Whitman exhibit features the unique Japanese woodblock printing technique known as mokuhanga. The gallery will be displaying the style used in modern art.
Artist Reception for Wildlife of the Hudson Bay — Teland Gallery Feb. 20, 4–7 p.m., Admission: Free Join Todd Telander for a glimpse at his new show, “Wildlife of the Hudson Bay.” The collection features oil paintings.
AAUW Scholarship Annual Book Sale — Marcus Whitman Ballroom Feb. 21–23, Admission: Free High-quality used books are donated and collected throughout the year, sorted, then offered for sale to the community every year. Proceeds from the sale go towards local and national women’s scholarships and local educational projects.
Composers Spring Concert — Whitman College Feb. 21, 7:30–8:30 p.m., Admission: Free Composer’s spring concert at Chism Hall on the Whitman Campus.
BeauSoleil — Gesa Power House Theatre Feb. 22, 7:30–9:30 p.m., Admission: $32 or $28 This decades-old band has a reputation for being one of the most popular Creole/Cajun style performers. The band has been featured on a variety of shows including CNN, Conan, Emeril, and others.
www.google.com Andrae’s Kitchen is Walla Walla’s first gourmet food truck. Hidden away for winter, this treasure will return soon in a blaze of delicious, original dishes and glory. This truck is for the food aficionado. Never staying in one place, you have to hunt this burger down. To further the excitement of the chase, I’m not even going to give you their website. I can’t do all the work for you. Here’s a hint though: Google it.
As college students accumulating debt and studying relentlessly, our appetites are one of our few sources of unbounded joy. I urge you to taste something amazing today and spread the word.
asking all them questions Things people say to you when you’re single: • • • • •
Oh, what are you going to do this Saturday? Probably hang out with your cat, huh? You’re free, right? You can pick me at the Pasco airport at 2 a.m. Don’t worry — you’ll find someone soon. You’re such a great catch! How can you be single? You know, when I started dating (insert name), I wasn’t even looking for him. It
• • •
was just perfect. Meant to be. So as soon as you stop looking, then you’ll find him. Have you prayed to find the right one? Let Go and Let God. Aren’t you worried if you don’t find someone here that you won’t find anyone after college? I mean, except the heathens. I suppose you could convert him ... risky business, that is.
Things people say when you start dating someone new: •
Oh my goodness you finally found someone!
What’s his major?
He’s Adventist, right?
Are you Facebook official?
Is he the one?
Wait, how do you not know yet?
verbatim “Today we're going to draw the way clothes fall off the model.” — Joel Libby
“Some of you like to wear tights — girls, hopefully. Just remember, Spandex is a privilege, not a right.” — Kyle Craig
“He is so hot for an animated guy! If I was an animation, I would totally be attracted to him.” — Rachel Shaffer
“The high schoolers are clogging up the gym like a fat person’s arteries.” — Ian Cooke
“You wanna know what happens in ASWWU? You get laid.” — Jono Pratt, soliciting new employees. Have something funny to report? Email me at: Rachel.Logan@wallawalla.edu
In honor of the month of love, I’ve decided to make a list of all the things people say to people in regards to relationships and love (or lack thereof). Between my friends and myself, these lists are based on real conversations with real people. Enjoy!
Logan BackWord Editor
You know Mary was about 14 with she gave birth to baby Jesus.
Things you hear when you are in a serious relationship:
are awake ... do tell me how that works. •
That must be really hard.
I don’t know how you do it. I haven’t seen my boyfriend in three hours and I already miss him.
I did long distance once ... good luck!
Oh my goodness! Is he the one?
Oooh! When’s he going to ask you to ask you to marry him?!
Wait, how long have you been dating?
Things people say when you are going through a break up:
Why aren’t you engaged?
You were too good for him anyway.
I always knew it wouldn’t work.
What do you mean you don’t want to get engaged before you graduate?
If it’s meant to be, you’ll get back together.
Aren’t you Adventist?
There are sooo many other fish in the sea!
He probably just wasn’t ready for commitment.
Things people say when you are in a longdistance relationship:
The problem definitely wasn’t you. No, really. Though, you are a bit picky ....
You must be really lonely, huh?
Like, how often do you guys talk?
There must be somebody better out there for you — better get looking!
So, he must always be sleeping when you
Think of this as a time to get to know yourself.
Eric Weber is so attractive, I just can't .... — Sincerely, I Can't Handle The Heat
I think Tyler Sherwin is super cute … but I also think his girlfriend is super cute and I don't want to be a home wrecker. Forever alone, right? — Sincerely, Guess It's Time To Move On
Hannah Myhre is an angel. — Sincerely, I Wish She Was Single
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