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The End Looking back on 2013–14


ADELANTE LATIN NIGHT “All the acts brought in their musical talents... to end the show.”

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LOOKING FORWARD “Whoever says God does not have a sense of humor has no idea what they’re talking about.”

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FEATURED ATHLETE “It’s great when you work so hard at something and feel like you have something to show for it.”

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SUMMA CUM AWESOME “Not knowing what the next few years will hold is scary... but with that uncertainty comes so much possibility.” P. 8

THE PASSION “The performances and production ... made it effectively relatable, and the play had an impact essential for the Easter season.” P. 10

EPILOGUE “You are the reason why we create the Student Movement.”

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AUSA United Banquet: Highlights Timothy Hucks News Editor


A Conversation with LGBT Students Jenna Neil | “A Conversation with

LGBT Students,” an event for LGBT students on campus to share their stories with the Andrews campus, took place on Saturday, April 19, at 4 p.m. in the Newbold Auditorium in Buller Hall. Over 600 people gathered together to listen and ask questions, filling the auditorium as well as three overflow rooms. The program began with Provost Andrea Luxton welcoming everyone and giving the conversation a context. “This conversation is in the context of Adventism,” she stated. Kenley Hall followed with prayer and then a video clip was played with different statistics including suicide rates. Also included in the video were students from Andrews, stating if they were an ally, a friend of LGBT’s, or if they identified as LGBT and their hope for the church. Next, five students came up to share their stories. One student was an ally and led out in the discussion while the other four identified as either as gay, bi, or gray asexual. The first discussion point was the process each student went through to come out. One student came out to their parents by printing off a packet of materials and saying, “Well, I’m not straight.”

One of the common threads throughout each story was that they had grown up hearing that, as one student stated, “homosexuals are bad and go to hell. That practicing it is wrong.” Other experiences included a student trying to be straight while thinking that it would make them straight as well as another student overdosing on pills because they didn’t want to live with either lying to everyone about who they are or being out of the closet. When asked why they thought that the meeting was important, the overall consensus was to educate. Meetings like this give the LGBT community a face. In the next part of the program, several different students came up and presented different aspects of being involved with the LGBT community. Some of the points made included that statistics describe general characteristics, not specific people; the best way to tell stories is for the LGBT community to tell them; and to interact with LGBT’s and learn their terms and phrases. There were also several written pieces read including one titled “I Am Gay” that discussed the façade that is often worn. The last section of the meeting was a question and answer time.

Members of the audience had a chance to write down questions for the two moderators, Dr. Carbonell of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program and Dr. Vanderwaal of the Social Work Department to ask of the panel. The questions included how it worked to live in the dorm, if you or I could be an ally and think homosexuality is a sin, and what support at church looked like. This meeting is the first part of a two part series discussing homosexuality. Part two takes place next Sabbath, April 26. The location will be announced. The topic will be the recent Cape Town Conferences that addressed the LGBT community. To view the Seventhday Adventist’s official stance on the LGBT community, please visit information/official-statements/ statements/article/go/0/homosexuality/. Also, if you would like to talk or need support, an email address has been created specifically for this purpose which is Any email sent will be confidential. If this email doesn’t work, then email PHOTOS PROVIDED BY AUSA

Adelante’s Latin Night Aliz Jimenez | Saturday, April 19,

Adelante hosted their last event of the semester. This was their cultural night themed: “La Voz, y mas,” or “The Voice, and more.” Their theme took on the setting of the NBC TV show The Voice and was held in Newbold Auditorium. The event was free and had a to-

tal of seven acts, including a band that came from Chicago called Kalle Zero. Judges Natalie Borges, Cointe St. Brice, Shervon St. Brice, Joshua Zammataro, and Emily Siguenza brought in a playful atmosphere. Especially with Natalie’s “Spanish accent” and Josh’s “No speak English” character;

their role playing was to the point. What made the event especially carefree were the emcees, Lily Galindo and Nolan Baker. They worked well together in starting the show and introducing each act. The overall acts included a beatboxing war against Wallace Borges and Joel Wallace, the band

Kalle Zero, an original song by Carlos Conde and Amanda Reynolds, a Bachata song by Blanca Marcano, Wallace’s great act that “makes me more like a fish,” and two other songs, one by Jared Hagerman and Zipporah Gaines, and the last by Priscilla Sarpong. All the acts brought in their musi-

cal talents and to end the show, the Adelante group themselves showed off their talents of dancing to the song “Happy” by Pharrell Williams. The winning act was Jared and Zipporah, receiving a $20 gift card to La Perla.

EVENTS CALENDAR Weekend EVENTSGraduation CALENDAR May 1–4, 2014 Graduation Weekend May 1–4, 2014

THURSDAY, MAY 1 7:30 p.m.

Rehearsal, Pioneer Memorial Church (for graduating students)

FRIDAY, MAY 2 11 a.m.

Ethics Oath Ceremony—School of Business Administration Garber Auditorium, Chan Shun Hall

5 p.m.

Teacher Dedication, Andrews Academy Chapel

8 p.m.

Consecration Service, Pioneer Memorial Church (for family, visitors & graduating students)

SATURDAY, MAY 3 9 a.m.

Graduate Baccalaureate Church Service, Pioneer Memorial Church (for family, visitors & graduating students)

11:45 a.m.

Undergraduate Baccalaureate Church Service, Pioneer Memorial Church (for family, visitors & graduating students)

Dedication and Pinning Services (for family, visitors & graduating students) 4 p.m.

Seminary Dedication Service, Seminary Chapel

4 p.m.

Department of Religion & Biblical Languages Senior Dedication Buller Hall, Newbold Auditorium

5 p.m.

Department of Nursing Pinning, Pioneer Memorial Church

5 p.m.

Department of Public Health & Wellness Dedication Service and Reception Howard Performing Arts Center Lobby

5:30 p.m.

Department of Social Work Recognition Service, University Towers Auditorium

6 p.m.

Open House for Architecture Graduates School of Architecture, Art & Design Resource Center

8:30 p.m.

Sabbath Vespers, Pioneer Memorial Church (for family, visitors & graduating students)

9:15 p.m.

President’s Reception, Great Lakes Room, Campus Center—Immediately following vespers (for parents & graduating students)

SUNDAY, MAY 4 8:30–10:30 a.m.

Commencement—School of Health Professions and Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, Pioneer Memorial Church (for family & visitors—reserved seating only)

11 a.m.–1 p.m.

Commencement—College of Arts & Sciences, Pioneer Memorial Church (for family & visitors—reserved seating only)

2–4 p.m.

Commencement—Department of Agriculture, Department of Aviation, School of Architecture, Art & Design, School of Business Administration, School of Distance Education and School of Education, Pioneer Memorial Church (for family & visitors—reserved seating only)

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Past/Future Cera Gardner | Never say never.

Jaime Vargas Ideas Editor

You’ve heard the phrase before, but I tell you, it is the truth. Here is an example: Me (from the age of 10 to 21): I’ll never be a teacher. Me (in college): Lord, what do you want me to do? God: Be a teacher. Me: No seriously, Lord, what do you want me to do? God: Be a teacher. Me: …I am NOT going to be a teacher. God: You asked what I wanted you to do, and I am telling you. Be a teacher. Me: Not going to happen. God: Do you want to do My will or yours? Me: …Fine. That’s about how it went. If I have learned one thing, it’s this: life never goes how you plan it to—especially if you are seeking His will. I have been planning for two years now to go abroad after graduation and teach English in Spain. I even found a good program, applied, was accepted, and they started the process of placing me in a high school in Spain

Zack Babb | Saturday night we had

our camp staff party for the summer camp where I work. It was fun; we snagged a room in Buller (which, with Latin Night going on, could have proved considerably more difficult than usual on a Saturday night), got some pizza, tried to get the past and new staff together with the current staff, talked, and listened to some music. Both this year and last, the camp directors have organized a party for us, probably to introduce the new staff to the old, to help them feel welcome, and to treat the old staff to something fun. Inevitably, stories are told and laughs are had. We spent a good part of the night watching old camp videos, laughing, and reminiscing about the things that we saw, or the things we were reminded of. I had a good time, perhaps laughing louder and more often than I had in a while. Whenever I get together with camp people and we get to talking about how this kid was a complete space cadet for the entire week he was there, or how one of the staff did this funny walk during a Saturday night skit that ran the entire summer, or how I cease to actually be a grown man at camp and revert to an earlier stage of maturity, a time when I could let my hair down, so to speak, and had fewer worries, I have a good time. And then I have to go back to

when I got a call from Texas, wondering if I would consider a position down there next year. Now I’m stuck between two choices and have reached the point of simply waiting and trusting Him in what to do (which is an intense exercise in trust, let me just say). Life does not go as planned. God never reveals His will until He is ready—and His timing is not your timing. And, I have learned, He seems to take the word “never” as a challenge. I have heard too many people say “I always swore I would never…” and fill in the blank with whatever they were doing. Whoever says God does not have a sense of humor has no idea what they’re talking about. I’m sure He enjoys laughing at us (good-humoredly, of course) as we make grand plans for ourselves in our human shortsightedness that He knows do not fit into His plans for us. And I’m sure He has a good laugh every time He hears that phrase, “I will never…” when He is slowly and covertly preparing us for just that. After all, His plans for us are infinitely better than anything we can come up with.

Robbie Polski | As I’ve gone

“Whoever says God does not have a sense of humor has no idea what they’re talking about.”

regular life. School does a good job at beating the mess out of a lot, if not all, of us. I’ve been so busy this semester that I blinked after Christmas break, and suddenly we’re here at the end. Where did all the time go? I spent so much time being busy that I hardly had any time to enjoy stopping to smell the proverbial flowers. I need to remember to take a step back, slow down the walk, and breathe. Yes, life is busy. Very much so, in fact. But taking a little time to enjoy things in life is important. While this article may perhaps not come at the best time considering most of us will be leaving here, wherever you go, remember to stop, even if it’s just for a second, and breathe.

“I’ve been so busy this semester that I blinked…and suddenly we’re here at the end.”

through this school year, I’ve finally gathered at least a small clue of what lies ahead for me in the next several years. Though I’ve always desperately wondered if I’ll end up with a career that can both keep me interested and make a difference, I’ve been given a little glimmer of light through my summer plans and what led me to them. At the beginning of June, I will head up to Hartford, Connecticut, for a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship at Yale. I’ll be able to work with a variety of disciplines to ask questions regarding complex oxides for electronics and optoelectronics. Being a rather untraversed domain for me, I know I will learn megatons, and I’m extremely excited for the experience! What could be more fascinating than finding things out about the world that nobody has known before? And research does exactly this, which is why I’m excited. Along with the wonderful experiences I’ve had at Andrews, my decisions on where I want to go sprouted from the ability to look up and out. As one fascinated with engineering and science, it’s difficult

to break away from the bottomup approach. However, I’ve found that an airplane’s view of life helps in so many ways. Rather than being focused just on what is due tomorrow or what my friends want to do with their careers (though these can be important), I’ve found hope in looking at whether where I’m going actually interests me, how my classes could possibly help get me there, and what other possibilities might be better to look into. Looking from afar at my life has worked wonders, not only on future career plans, but also with my relationships with others, and ultimately, with God.

“I’ve found that an airplane’s view of life helps in so many ways.”

“Life will never stop producing new and challenging situations.” Paris Rollins | Time flies when

you’re having fun. It moves even faster, though, when you’re a college kid who has research projects and lab reports and major exams and deadlines and several parttime jobs and a never-ending quest for the legendary eight hours of sleep, not to mention the desire for a social life. I used to console myself by saying it would all be over soon, but that’s no longer a consolation. In a couple years I’ll go to medical school, which promises to make undergrad look like a trip to Disney World—and then I’ll enter the workforce. Between a full-time job, a family of my own, and who knows what other elements, life will never stop producing new and challenging situations. And I don’t want it to.

A few years ago I read a little book called Who Moved My Cheese? The book describes life as an ever-changing maze where the prize, the cheese, is never in the same place for long. Those who live in the maze have two options when they discover the cheese has moved: stubbornly wait for it to come back or return to the maze to find it in new places. The message is that life is a never-ending series of changes and by anticipating and welcoming them we will be more content—but there’s more: our lives hold no constancy, but our Jesus does. The semester is ending very soon, and many will leave Andrews for good. Some of us will spend a year studying abroad or doing mission work. Others will return to Andrews in the fall. There is no telling where our cheese will move this year or in years to come, but with a little flexibility and a firm hold on Him who shows no shadow of turning, we’ll be ready to take on whatever awaits us in the maze.

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Weekly Question: What will you miss most about now?

Cera Gardner Year: Senior Major: English / Spanish

Enrique Campbell Year: Freshman Major: Pre-law

“What I’m gonna miss the most about my time at the newspaper… well, in all honesty, I’m gonna miss missing my time at the newspaper. Just that nostalgia of sitting around and looking back in the memories is a lot better than the memories itself. It’s a little sad, but you know, that’s just life…”

Jaime Vargas Year: Junior Major: Theology

Paris Rollins Year: Junior Major: French / Behavioral Neuroscience

“I’m gonna miss my friends. I’m gonna miss knowing that they’re there in person and that I can always come face-to-face and talk to them about anything, and I’m gonna miss having them there as support, as joy, as fellowship, as the people that helped keep me going in life when life got hard. They mean a lot to me.”

“I’m going to miss the people who kept me from getting my homework done because they were so awesome. I’m going to miss those awesome people and I’m going to miss the awesome people I never had a real chance to get to know. Hopefully I still will someday, since we are in that good ol’ Adventist system.”

Robbie Polski Year: Junior Major: Mechanical Engineering

“I have a hard time making predictions about what I’m going to miss because I don’t know where I’m going to end up…I would say there are two things. I’m going to miss the opportunities that I have to make a difference that I don’t take…Another one is all the friends that I have here that have come from the same sorts of cultural upbringing and are asking the same questions.”

Zack Babb Year: Sophomore Major: Theology

“I honestly don’t know. However, I will say that…while this year’s been stupid, I’ve had a lot of fun sometimes…A lot of my friends are leaving and going to various other countries or states and the group is splitting up slightly, and so I will miss that.”

“What I’m going to miss about right now is just everything. It’s the friends, the people, the opportunities I’ve had at Andrews. Also the security of knowing where I’m going next year and what I’m doing. I don’t know if I’m gonna end in a place that has a strong Adventist community as I’m graduating, so I realize that I really like vespers and I’m gonna miss that…I’m gonna miss having family close. I’m gonna miss a lot, but I know that I’ll also have things that I find that will not replace, per se, but will make up for what I’m gonna miss.


One Last Thought Jaime Vargas | There are many

things in this life that I desire and long for, but of all the things that I’ve ever hoped for, one hope stands out above all the others. It can be summed up by the following experience: I long to reach the other side of eternity, and I want to find Jesus there, standing in front of me, more real than anything I have ever experienced or thought I could experience. I want Jesus to really, actually be there, and I want Him to take me in His arms and let me pour out into His chest every pain, every sorrow, every question, and every doubt that has ever burdened me in this life. I want to cry every uncertainty and every anxiety that’s ever plagued me away as I stand embraced by arms that are undeniably and cerPHOTO BY BRIAN SHOCKEY

tainly absolute, arms that can impart peace that no one and nothing can take away. I want Jesus to wipe every painstained tear from my face, and I want to hear Him say, “My son, everything is okay now. Welcome home.” In the words “My son,” I find identity. I find that I am accepted and that I belong, and as we grow and mature, we continue to seek this sense of identity, of belongingness. Whether it be through a guardian, a mentor, a parent, a best friend, or a spouse, we seek that Eden-nakedness, the freedom to have every dark corner and hidden recess of our inner person fully known. We long to be fully identified and yet still be fully loved, and the search will continue long after we leave these grounds.

In the words “everything is okay now”, I find promise and hope precisely because everything is not okay now. Though we might have claimed to be entering an age of progress a few decades ago, it seems that the world is constantly threatening to come apart at the seams. Even in our own lives, there is uncertainty, exhaustion, and hard roads to be walked. We leave this campus knowing life won’t always fall into place, but hoping that one day, it truly will be okay. And we sojourn here, not only as students studying away from our homes, but as human beings longing for something we know this world can never fully offer us. We’ll grow up, graduate, and seek a place to lay our roots down, but we long for a soil that can keep our roots nourished well beyond what

is promised us here. In the words “Welcome home” we’re moved to keep moving until we reach that other side. So don’t stop moving. Don’t stop looking. Don’t give up. We leave with our fears and hopes mingled together, but Jesus is waiting for us on the other side. Put the emphasis on His promises and on the evidence, and keep putting one foot in front of the other. In the face of doubt and in the face your future, keep your eyes open. Keep your eyes on Him. He will come through, and He will bring us through. “Cause if you never leave home, never let go You’ll never make it to the great unknown till you Keep your eyes open…”




Fishing with Papa

Tim McGuire Sports Editor


Robert Rivers | Fishing in the Cay-

man Islands is always an awesome experience. Whether you’re a tourist out on a deep sea charter, out doing some reef fishing, spear fishing, or just out on the water with a line and a good conversation. Ever since I was a young boy, my grandfather and I would spend our times together standing out in the water, lines in hand, soaking up the beautiful sunset and the soothing sounds of the waves lapping up on the shoreline behind us.

Papa always took a “crutch stick” out with us, which he would drive into the ground, and then we would hang our buckets for the lines and bait (usually squid or sprat). We would sometimes take out his little twelve-foot aluminum boat, which he would row out to the “good spots.” These were some of my fondest memories of growing up. When I got older, fishing trips with Papa became less frequent. We never lost our willingness to go fishing, but different schedules

and other issues kept us from our favorite pastime. However, every time I go home to Cayman, we make it a point to get out in the water a few times. Last summer was an amazing vacation; we got to reconnect with our old pastime and got quite a few fishing trips in. One of the last we had was one of the best I’ve had fishing from shore using a hand line. We caught a few good fish, including a bone fish and a mutton snapper. On this trip we took my little cousin and little sister which made it an even nicer family experience. There’s something special about the way we fish. Unless we’re way outside the reef, we don’t use fishing rods. The hand line makes you do ALL the work if you want to bring that fish in. You feel every move, every change in direction and it’s a true battle between you and the fish. Sure, if the fish is big enough, you’ll have cuts from the line (I’ve got a few from barracudas, nurse sharks, stingrays, and even sea turtles). But with every scar comes a story, and usually a nice meal.


Beach Body Anna Bugbee | When it comes to

summer, most of us think of the beach, bathing suits, and tans. One of the things seen a lot at the beach is people reclining and trying to tan. That is wonderful, but the beach is also a great place to work out. When going to the beach, bring toys! Whenever my family and I go to the beach, we always bring a Frisbee and a football. You don’t have to worry about diving for the Frisbee or tackling someone for the football, because it’s just sand and water plus, another benefit is that you can get hot and then cool down. At St. Jo-

seph’s beach, there are volleyball nets and at Warren Dunes State Park, running up and down the dunes will definitely get your heart going. Make sandwiches and bring other snacks. The food at the food stands is usually not only expensive, but it’s also fried or cheesy. We all want to look great at the beach, we often just prepare for the beach, and use beach day as a day off. It is a fantastic opportunity to get in shape and have fun; this summer, take advantage of the times you go to the beach, so the next time you will look and feel even better.

Featured Athlete Name: Ashley Colomb

Year: Junior Major: Pre-Physical Therapy Interviewed by: Tim McLean Overall how do you feel the program went?

I think that the program tonight went extremely well. This past week has been a struggle trying to get ready for Homeshow. A lot of late nights and Monsters. But by God’s grace, we were able to pull it out in the end and put on a performance that I think was even better than any of us could have expected. How many members are there on Gymnics?

come to learn new things through clinics and perform a routine in front of hundreds of people. Acrofest and Homeshow are the two biggest events of the year, so starting the preparation a month late really worried many of the members of the team. However, starting late also gave some time for us to talk to people and find new recruits for Gymnics. Many athletes decided to try out who probably wouldn’t have otherwise. The extra time between the beginning of the school year and tryouts gave them the time they needed to decide if they wanted to do Gymnics and would be able to handle it with their schedule.

Thirty six. How was transitioning coaches mid-way through the semester?

Well, we didn’t actually transition coaches mid-way through the semester; Coach Paddock has been our coach the entire school year. We just didn’t start our season until about a month after we normally do because we did not know who our coach was going to be. This hurt us a lot, because we were trying to get ready for Acrofest, an annual acrobatic event in which schools from around the nation, Canada, and Puerto Rico

Why did you as a team decide on an “Arabian Nights” theme?

Our coach decided to go with the Arabian Nights theme. The team doesn’t really decide. I think he might have consulted with the captains and coaches about the theme, but not really the rest of the team. Approximately how many hours total did it take to set up the stage and lighting?

We worked on setting up the stage, wall, lights, painting, and decorating for the entire week before Homeshow. There were a lot of hours

put in to set up. It was probably close to fifty or sixty. It’s hard to say though, because we had varying numbers of people helping at different times. Is homeshow worth training the entire semester for?

Absolutely. What about it makes it so worth it?

Performing itself is so much fun. Through the experience, we grow closer to the other members on our team. It’s great when you work so hard at something and feel like you have something to show for it. The entire year we are improving our skills and creating routines. Homeshow is the time where we can show our home crowd what we’ve worked so hard to accomplish. How does this homeshow compare to last years?

I think this Homeshow was extremely different from last year. We were definitely a lot less prepared for this one, but the majority of the routines turned out even better than they were last year. This year was a lot more stressful because of how unprepared we were going into it, but I think that just motivated us to work harder than usual.

We knew it was crunch time, and if we didn’t spend a lot of extra time working on our routines, they were going to be really bad. What is your favorite part about being in Gymnics?

I don’t know if I can really choose one specific thing that I like most about Gymnics. If I had to pick one gymnastics-related thing, my favorite would definitely be tossing. But if you’re not being specific to gymnastics, I’m not sure I can choose one. I love being able to hang out with my team and bond with them, especially on tours. We become very close, as any team does. I also love performing. Making people smile is such a rewarding feeling, so to be able to be part of a sport that can do that is very fulfilling. Practices are a lot of fun as well. We get to goof off with our friends while still working hard to create something that will show the talents God has given us. In this way, we can share Him with the people we come in contact with. That is one thing that I am so proud of: the team is constantly giving credit to God. This makes me proud to be part of the team. Do you have any advice for anybody who is considering

joining Gymnics? Even if they have no experience with gymnastics?

It doesn’t matter what type of gymnastics experience you have or do not have. You’ll never know if this is for you if you don’t at least try, so come to tryouts! You will not regret it. As for getting yourself prepared to do gymnastics, stretch and exercise (cardio and strength). There is gymnastics open gym held in Beaty Gym every Monday and Wednesday from 6-7 p.m. There are Gymnics there who are more than happy to help anyone who wants to learn anything from tumbling to wall walking. Also, during the summer, there are different gymnastics programs that you can get involved with or gymnastics gyms that you can go to that will be able to help you learn a few things. Working on simple things like handstands and cartwheels are also a great idea. However, getting in shape is the most important thing: a four-minute routine doesn’t sound like it would be that difficult, but when you have to focus on counts, throwing girls up in the air (or being thrown), tumbling, and more, it will definitely leave you out of breath.

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Justin’s Predictions

Italy: The Italians are eager to wash away the bitter taste of their group-stage exit in South Africa four years ago with a strong showing—that starts in the group stage. Uruguay: The lethal combination of Suarez, Forlon, and Cavani is just enough to make up for the frailties of the back line.

Portugal: Even though I have them as my number two in this group, don’t be shocked if Ghana or the USA somehow over take them. However, as it stands now, expect Portugal to go through.



World Cup Expert Predictions

Robert’s Predictions Group D Group A

This is´ a pretty comfortable group for Brazil, so I am taking them to win the group. Then I’m picking Croatia and their star players Luka Modric and Mario Mandžukic´ over a lackluster Mexico. Brazil Croatia

I’m picking Italy and Uruguay over a weak England. Simply put, Italy is tough and have some good players like Mario Balotelli that will allow them to take number one from Uruguay, but both teams are still in better shape than England. Italy Uruguay

will push them above a solid Portuguese side that will be depending perhaps too much on Cristiano Ronaldo. Honestly, the USA is a dark horse and could move forward, but I fear they won’t produce the consistent effort that is needed to play powerhouse teams. Germany Portugal Group H

Group B

Group E

I’m choosing Netherlands as they are always an experienced team and Chile is young and dangerous. I don’t think Spain can pull it off due to an old roster, lack of good strikers, and their style of playing slowly is dying out. Netherlands Chile

Ecuador is rising up, but not enough to overtake an experienced French side. Switzerland is a close third, but I don’t see them beating either Ecuador or France. France Ecuador

Group C

I have Columbia winning the group as they are a great physical team and will be even better when Falcao comes back. Japan doesn’t have the physicality, but compared to the other teams, they are the most technical and are almost assured second, if not first. Columbia Japan

Group F

In my opinion this is obvious, as Argentina boasts one of the best teams in the world and Nigeria has a history of winning as well. I can’t see the other teams putting up much of a fight in this group. Argentina Nigeria Group G

Germany has the momentum in today’s soccer world, and that

I know Belgium has been doing well, and is ranked twelfth in the world. Meanwhile, Russia is eighteenth. Thus, I have them set up according to their ranking. South Korea is good, but I don’t see them producing a strong enough effort to change my mind. Belgium Russia Knockout Stages

As you can see, I have the knockout stages set up so it ends of being Brazil and Argentina in the final. In reality, this is what the world would love to see: a South American showdown. And of course, I have Brazil winning as they are at home and are hungry to win at home for the first time.

Group A

Brazil: As if playing at home and having world class players wasn’t good enough, Brazil gets put in one of the easiest groups of the tournament. Mexico: Previous struggles don’t matter as long as you make it to the World Cup, don’t be surprised if Mexico squeezes through to the next round. Group B

Spain: The defending World Cup champions make it out of a pretty difficult group thanks to their trademark tika-taka style. Chile: Potential dark horses in this tournament are unlucky to be in this group. If they finish as the second place team, they will have an early showdown with Brazil. Group C

Columbia: Losing Falcao was a big blow, but let’s not forget that it was more than just one player who got them this far. Playing in a familiar region doesn’t hurt either. Japan: The Blue Samurais are looking to turn some heads and have a lengthy stay in Brazil. Look for them to extend their stay for a few more nights. Group D

Group H

France: For the second World Cup in a row, the French will be saying it doesn’t matter how you make it, but only how you play during the actual tournament Switzerland: The Swiss are a dangerous team that only needs one goal before it’s curtains for their opponents. The Swiss rarely concede a lead.

Belgium: Perhaps the most difficult team to beat simply because so many people have them as their dark horse, that they’ve suddenly become a little overrated. Still the Belgian squad is a very young team that’s also deep. Russia: Russians can thank their lucky stars that they didn’t get stuck in group G, as they would’ve struggled, but thankfully for them, they’re in group H where they will advance.

Group F

Knockout Stages

Argentina: If you thought Uruguay’s trio was scary, how about an attacking threat of Messi, Aguero, Di Maria, and possibly Tevez? Bosnia and Herzegovina: Bosnia qualified for their first ever major tournament, but don’t expect them to be content with just being there. They fully believe they can shock a major power or two.

The key games of the knock-out rounds see Brazil face off with a tough Uruguay side, while Belgium ends the World Cup dream for Cristiano Ronaldo. In the Quarter-finals, Italy finally overcomes Spain in an instant classic—before losing to Argentina in the semi-finals. Brazil sees heartbreak as Germany finally gets over the hump and makes it to the finals. Once there, they beat Leo Messi and Argentina to win their first World Cup since 1990 and their fourth overall.

Group E

Group G

Germany: The Germans are clearly the class of this group, and it will show over the three games.



Humans: Graduates of Andrews

Dakota Hall Humans Editor

Recommended listening: “Beginner’s Luck” by Eels & “Now I’m All Messed Up” by Tegan and Sara, dedicated to Iván, Matt, Tim, and Jaci


Levon Kotanko

Senior Photography Interviewed by Ryan Logan What are you doing next year?

Over the next year I am going to be looking to work in the commercial photography industry, likely as an assistant at first. More than anything, I’m looking to learn as much about how to manage a photo studio. I don’t fully understand how to conduct the business side of photography and it’s something I’m really looking to learn over the next year or so. What are you going to miss most about Andrews?

I’ll miss my friends. Andrews has been an awesome place to learn my discipline while being able to get to know really awesome people. There is a sense of community here that will take time to develop out in the working world and even then, I feel it will be different. Andrews is really the last place I’m going to get to hang out with all your friends in such close proximity. Why did you choose to study here?

I had a couple things drawing me here. One of my brothers wanted to room with me so I was drawn to an opportunity to hang with one of my bros. I grew up here in this area as a kid, so I had old friends and relatives here. But in the end, Andrews has the best photography program of all the Adventist col-

leges, so there were a lot of things pointing to AU as being the right place for me. And it was, for sure. Do you feel that Andrews has prepared you for the “real” world?

I don’t know how to answer this question. I feel an institution can only prepare you so much. The academic environment is not the same as the real world and doesn’t often the best job of simulating it. I think it depends on the individual quite a bit to have the motivation and desire to seek out opportunities that will fill in the parts that school falls short. For me, two years of student missions helped prepare me far more than the academic environment did. And that’s more because of what God can do with you when he has your full attention. What were the most difficult challenges you faced during your time here?

One of the consequences of taking two years off is that I’m now graduating two years later than I was scheduled to originally. With that, many of my closest friends graduated while I was away so it’s been an interesting and sometimes difficult transition coming back to Andrews where I know very few people really well. The academic stuff isn’t too bad, really. It’s more difficult to maintain a sense of security and confidence you feel isolated. And there were definitely times I felt isolated.

What made these challenges bearable?

It’s not all bad. Being in a situation where most of my closest friends left a year or two ago forced me to branch out and meet new people. I’m thankful for that. I’ve had the chance to get to know some pretty amazing people over the course of this year and I never would have known them if I graduated when I was scheduled to. I’ve had a lot of time to reflect too and I think it’s important to reflect on who you are. It’s helped me understand myself better and I think if you want to know and understand others better, it helps to know and understand yourself. Most importantly, I’ve had more opportunity to grow with God. My walk with God continues to develop and I’m really thankful for that. Is there anything about Andrews that you are excited to leave?

Not really. I love Andrews. Every place has it’s flaws, but I’m really happy with Andrews. If you could do it again, would you come back?

Yeah, for sure. How would you describe the social life you established here?

Might have covered this already, kind of. The first couple years were all about hanging out and having fun. I studied with a core group of my friends, so we hung out all the time. We were all pretty serious

about our academics, but we just had a great time no matter what we were doing. As I left for student missions and came back, this year being my senior year, things have been much different. I’m trying to graduate and so I’ve been more serious about my school stuff than ever before. So I haven’t had a ton of time to hang out with friends much this year. That’s one plus side to having my closest friends graduate a while before me--I’ve been way more focused and productive--I think because I have had fewer distractions.

world is so much bigger and deeper than just the United States and for me, that tells me a lot about God. I tell anyone that asks me, if you have a chance to travel, don’t hesitate. You will learn things about other people, about God and about yourself that you cannot understand any other way.

Did you do any traveling?

Honestly, I don’t know. I don’t feel I have to know that. I do want to be working as a photographer. Ideally I’d be doing some form of documentary photography that centers around individual peoples’ stories. I think we all have a very unique view on life and our experiences are really important because they have made us who we are. That’s the stuff I want to tell. I told God that I would do my work for him and I’m trusting him to provide me with the balance between what I want and what I need. Not knowing what the next few years will hold is scary because it’s so uncertain, but with that uncertainty comes so much possibility and that is really exciting. For me, it’s important to keep in mind that I’m not going it alone.

I managed a little. The first year I took as a student missionary I had the chance to do video work for Adventist Frontier Missions. I spent 50 days traveling to four projects they have in SE Asia. That was pretty amazing. I got to spend some time with some very awesome people during that time. During the second year as a student missionary, I got to live in Beirut, Lebanon for 10 months. While there, I was able to go to Jordan, Turkey, Italy, Tunisia and Bulgaria. It was one of the best years of my life-not because of the travel really, though it added to it. God’s given me some great opportunities to see the world and do it while working in my area of study too. I’ve been really blessed, more than words can express. For me, God has used travel-seeing other cultures and world views-as a way of understanding him better. The

Was it easy for you to adjust to Berrien Springs?

Nay. I knew what I was getting myself into. What do you see yourself doing in five years?

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Humans: Graduates of Andrews What do you think could be improved about the aviation program?

I think the aviation department gets little recognition. We’re a small program, and away from the rest of campus. Lots of people often say, “Oh, we have an air park?” The department’s been making changes to improve that, but there’s still a long way to go. What have you liked about being a student at Andrews? PHOTO BY JOELLE ARNER

Shane Cassell

Senior Aviation Interviewed by Chris Wheeler What inspired you to become an aviation major?

Ever since I was little, I’ve always been interested. My father made model airplanes as a hobby. I was home-schooled, and one of the projects for science was to take a trip to an airport to see the planes taking off. As I grew up, I knew I wanted to fly airplanes as well. What do you like about the aviation program at Andrews?

The family atmosphere. Everyone looks out for each other. The program is small enough that you know everyone. We watch movies together and go out to eat.

What is a difficult thing about flying?

I remember once having to fly with no autopilot in a cloud bank. I had to manage everything myself, listening to air traffic control, finding things on the map, as well as keeping the plane in a straight line. It’s harder than a car, because there’s another axis you have to pay attention to. What do aviation students do to fit their classes into a schedule?

Aviation students have to fly two hours of flight time a day, three days a week. They plan their general education requirements around that. If they fly on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, then they find Tuesday/Thursday classes for their requirements.

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Raquel Gomez

Senior BSELD, Elementary Education (Integrated Science and English Language Arts)

I’ve loved my experience here. I’m grateful for the great friendships I’ve established. I don’t like the cold, but I understand that’s part of being at Andrews. It’s the opportunities that Andrews offers that make it worthwhile.

I heard you have a job lined up for next fall.

What is one of you best memories at Andrews?

Oh, I love those grades.

My roommate and I fly all over the place. We once flew out to Maryland, where he’s from, and I’m from Ohio, so we stopped there on the way back. We’ve flown around Michigan as well.

What’s so good about 7th and 8th graders?

What are your plans for the future?

I’m not certain. This summer I hope to go to Lowell, Indiana, to do flying photography. There will be a camera attached to the back of the plane. I have hopes to be a corporate pilot some day.

Yes. I’m going to work at Kalamazoo Junior Academy as a 7th and 8th grade teacher. Congratulations. But 7th and 8th graders could be tough.

They don’t have the immaturity levels of some of the younger grades, but they’re old enough so you can have intelligent conversation and guide them along the right steps. It’s a very pivotal age where they need a lot of guidance and direction, and if they’re guided by the right person, you can really help them with their growth and hopefully they can be turned toward Christ.

How did you get this job?

It was networking and a lot of God’s providence more than anything. I went to one of the presentations by the superintendent, Linda Fuchs. She invited a couple of us to go to Au Sable with the education folk from the Michigan Conference, and we got to meet a lot of the people and network there. And she lined up job interviews for us, so I interviewed at two places, including Kalamazoo Junior Academy.

Jonathon Ahn

Senior Biology Interviewed by Isabel Stafford What are you going to miss most about Andrews?

The thing that I will miss the most is the friends I’ve made, especially with the years under me, and with my class. I’ve realized that once I leave this place, we’re all going separate ways, and it’s kind of a scary thought that some of these people I’ve grown so close to, I probably won’t be able to see for a very long time. I think the community that Andrews provides is what I’ll miss. What are you going to do next year?

I just got accepted to Loma Linda medical school. My plan is to survive med school, hopefully stick with it, and then go on. What’s the scariest part of graduating?

Especially since I got into med school, you hear the horror stories about med school and you realize, once you’re in graduate school, you’re pretty much by yourself. You still have family, but then it’s when life really gets real. You have to deal with a bunch of financial issues, and after you graduate, literally the biggest

When did you find out that you had the job?


fear is what you’re going to do in life. For some people who are still unsure what they want to do, the next couple years are very unstable because they have to find out what they want to do in life. And for me, they’re just scary because I’m not too sure if I can survive med school. What are you looking forward to most about leaving Andrews?

After this winter, which was pretty rough, going back to California and enjoying the warm weather and good food. I don’t think I’ll miss the winter here, or the food as much, but I’ll definitely miss spring. What’s one of the most exciting things you’ve ever done?

At Andrews? I don’t know about too exciting, but some random thing was, behind Burman there’s

a stream. We heard that you could catch salmon by hand because of a salmon run, and so me and my friends—it was in the late fall, so it was cold—so we went out at night, and the water was absolutely freezing. We were stubborn, so we stayed in the water for about an hour trying to catch these fish. I mean, it was a very interesting experience. It was something I never did before. In real life, do you have a hero?

I think the last couple years it’s been my parents. Before, we used to have little shaky relationship, but over the last couple years I’ve really looked up to my dad and mother, because the relationship, the respect that they showed in how they cared about their life is something I really look up to. I want to be more like them, so my parents are my heroes.

I interviewed first through a phone call. Then I interviewed live, and that evening they offered me the job. It was about two weeks ago. How did you feel when they told you you had the job?

Very excited, mostly because when I arrived there I felt like it was the perfect place to work. The people there were very nice, and you could tell that they were very Godoriented, with the goal not just of educating, but helping draw these children closer to Christ. It was a beautiful feeling to feel that I could do both ministry and my profession at the same location. What are some of the things on your agenda for making the transition from student to teacher?

As future teachers we have our


teaching internship right before graduating. Basically this whole semester has been more of having a job than being a student, so the transition to making lesson plans and everything else has already started. The harder transition is finding my own place to live, getting transportation, and all that other stuff. What gave you the idea that you wanted to be a teacher in the first place?

When I was in high school, I got to help tutor students that were my friends. And just seeing the transformation that happened when someone truly invested time with them, and they realized they wanted to change their ways— wanted to better themselves—I realized that I could do that for more than just my friends, I could do that for other students who were struggling and felt like they couldn’t do better. I want to show students that they can really make something out of their lives, and not fall into this track of not doing their work, not studying, not wanting to persevere.

What are one or two of the benefits that you’ve had in your Andrews experience?

Finding God in a different way. A lot of the experiences you go through in college teach you that you have rely on something outside yourself, whether it’s for financial clearance, figuring out where your life is headed, where you should work. Every step of the way you have to rely on something bigger than yourself, and God has directed me in so many ways. Also, the people you meet. I’ve met so many people here I can definitely call family. What’s a favorite Bible verse for you?

Taste and see that the Lord is good. Blessed is the man who trusts in Him. Psalm 34:8.



Arts & Entertainment

An Eclectic Symphony Demetri Kirchberg | Springtime

marks the end of another season at theaters and concert halls, and the same can be said for our Howard Performing Arts Center, though with the close of term, came some of the best performances of the year. Sunday, April 13, the Andrews University Wind Symphony put on their Spring Concert as part of the Second Sunday Concert Series. Joining in on the action was the AU Community Brass Ensemble, Antiphonal Brass Choir, and clarinet soloist, Jason Gresl. The song selections were from different time periods and countries, ranging from the sixteenth to the twenty-first centuries, and spanning Italy, Germany, Australia, and Great Britain. There was even an American arrangement of a Korean folk song. This setlist kept the audience on their toes and at full attention. Director

Matthew Chacko Arts & Entertainment Editor

Alan Mitchell must have had a fun time arranging and conducting the Wind Symphony, as audience members reacted favorably to the engaging performances. The highpoint of the show was Philip Sparke’s “Clarinet Concerto” featuring clarinet soloist Jason Gresl. Gresl spends considerable time teaching as the instructor of clarinet and saxophone here at Andrews, but he proved that his time educating has not made him the least bit rusty when it comes to performance. This highly modern concerto is filled with jazz and doo wop inspirations that showcased Gresl’s prowess perfectly. This show was definitely the Wind Symphony’s best performance on campus this year, and it has left students and community members anxious for their return in the fall.

The “Golden Whisk” Tanner Compton | As we end an-


The Passion According to Matthew Shanelle Kim | On April 18 and 19,

Andrews University’s Department of Music celebrated Easter with a special performance of Johann Sebastian Bach’s “The Passion of Christ According to Matthew,” portraying Jesus’ last days, death and resurrection, at the Howard Performing Arts Center. The production featured performances by the University Singers, which formed the chorus, and the Symphony Orchestra. The play took place atop a cross-shaped stage, and audiences watched as seminary student Deneil Clark, who played Jesus, walked back and forth in a poignant performance as the Savior. Sophomore David Ortiz played the “the evangelist” narrated as presumably Matthew himself. The entire production attempted to make the story found in the Gospel of Matthew more relevant for the audience—the Singers wore plain clothes on stage, and director Charles Reid and Aleks

Kravig translated the script from Latin into modern English—and it was successful. Clark’s Jesus in regular clothing portrayed a palatable humanity—his despair and loneliness as he prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane was especially apparent, and even Clark’s voice singing Bach’s notes was suitably sorrowful. Perhaps some of the relatability of “The Passion of Christ According to Matthew” comes from the fact that the production featured heavy student involvement. Students worked on many production details, such as the costuming, staging, and lighting. Students comprised most of the roles of the production, as well as the majority of the Symphony Orchestra and the Chorus. The Chorus was an especially effective medium for the audience to meditate on the death and resurrection of Christ. The Chorus provided a range of responses to the story, and it was

amazing how members of the Chorus often displayed different emotional reactions to the events at hand. For example, during the scene at Passover, when Jesus tells his disciples that one of them will betray him, half the Chorus stood up and waved their hands and shook their heads in shocked, indignant response. The student-chosen costumes were also obviously deliberate—Clark’s Jesus wore white, and Judas (played by one of the Arts and Entertainment section writer Demetri Kirchberg) wore black. Overall, the Department of Music’s production of “The Passion of Christ According to Matthew” brought to audiences an arresting reality to a story that often seems distant. Even Bach’s Baroque melodies sounded tangibly emotional. The performances and production of “The Passion” made it effectively relatable, and the play had an impact essential for the Easter season.

other school year, it comes time for the Whisk Review to award the first-ever “Golden Whisk” to the restaurant we have deemed to be the best overall, of those reviewed during the school year. In judging the best overall, I am not basing the decision on the highest whisk rating, but will grant the honor of the “Golden Whisk” on the basis of overall experience and overall accessibility to the diverse student body of Andrews. With that in mind, the three finalists are: Wheatberry: the second restaurant covered, this Buchanan-based hidden treasure boasts a delicious menu with new-American cuisine. The complementary corn bread and butcher-paper tablecloth add to the experience. La Perla: this place is the perfect example of why you should not judge a book by its cover. Hidden in the back of the Benton Harbor Hispanic grocery store, La Perla

features cheap and incredibly delicious authentic Mexican fare. If judged on taste alone (and the complementary chips and salsa), La Perla is a major contender. Ditch Taco Bell and take the 10-minute drive instead. India Garden: located in Mishawaka, this gem boasts an impressive buffet as well as a delicious dinner menu. Their ongoing Groupon deal, $12 for $20 of food (for dinner only), adds to their appeal. India Garden makes Indian food accessible to nearly any palate (though people with a fear of spice may struggle a tad). The Verdict: In terms of accessibility, value, and experience, the Whisk Review awards the “Golden Whisk” award to Wheatberry. It has something for everyone, and even the pickiest (or spice-sensitive) eater will find a dish to love. Furthermore, when talking about free corn bread, it’s kind of a no-brainer. I highly suggest going to this restaurant.


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Photos from the BFA Thesis Exhibitions of Kristiana Mitaček, Jonathon Wolfer, and Levon Kotanko, which took place Tuesday, April 15.


Arts & Entertainment

Andrews Students’ Film Screenings Zipporah Gaines | Sunday evening,

April 13, was the BFA Senior Exhibit Film Screenings for Iván Ruiz, a graphic design major, and Tiffany Evering, a photography major. The first film shown was Evering’s film Chasing Mr. Darcy, which focused on Student Movement EditorIn-Chief and English/journalism major Melodie Roschman as she traversed through the letdowns and triumphs of her life. Melodie was unguarded and earnest as she told about her struggle of unrequited romantic feelings and wondering if the fault was hers, a thought pattern that many have experienced. Megan Bedell said, “I appreciated her honesty, and I think her feelings are shared by many women. But she was able to convey them much more eloquently than most of us.” She also shared her unexpected success of winning multiple awards while at the Sigma Tau Delta Convention in Savannah, GA. Tiffany’s original plan was to focus on Melodie’s love life (hence the title), but it evolved into a film that showed a college student discovering more about herself and

what she was capable of achieving as an intelligent young woman. During a Q&A session after the showing, Evering was asked what problems she encountered with this documentary. She replied, “What I find difficult with documentary, just in general, is the fact that you can’t have what you want to do to just happen. . . . I find that, in documentary films, unfortunately, you have to go with the flow.” Although the film deviated from her initial intent, Tiffany recorded a beautiful portrayal of what it means to make the most of what you have. The second film, Te Amo Mujer by Iván Ruiz, follows Ivan’s grandparents as he tried to understand why they stayed in Mexico. Ivan’s grandfather was a singer and recorded a few songs after moving to the United States. However, his heart was still in Mexico with his wife, and to make matters worse, she didn’t agree with or support his musical endeavors. Iván’s grandfather returned home to Mexico and hasn’t left since. Regardless, his love and passion

for music was still evident in the scenes where he sang to the camera and explained the beauty of music and all that it involves. Like Evering and her film, Ruiz’s aims for his documentary shifted. It had the working title of Descent and was going to be an exploration of Ruiz’s origins and identity through the lens of his family history. But it began to change direction and instead focused on his grandparents’ unity and love. Ruiz sought to get to the root of the apparent dissension between his grandparents, but instead what he found was a struggle between his grandfather’s love for music and his love for his wife. The film implicitly challenged us to ask ourselves the age-old adage “What would we do for love?” And to go beyond that, what would we sacrifice for those whom we love? Ultimately, his grandfather chose his wife, and we see that through his decision to return to Mexico and stay for good. He made his choice, and Ruiz’s film seems to ask us to make ours. What, or who, is most important to you?

From the Catwalk to the Sidewalk: Collarless Outerwear Shanelle Kim

H&M Kaftan $9.95

From left to right: Alice + Olivia, Anna Sui Winter is leaving (hopefully) and it seems as if it’s taking collars with it! This year many designer labels launched Spring Ready-to-Wear collections featuring a lot of collarless outerwear, from structured blazers to breezy kaftans and kimonos. Here are a few options to get you started to be fabulous and fashionable this Spring:

A great piece at an amazing price. Pair with more fitted clothing underneath to give your outfit some form.

H&M Chiffon Kimono in Coral $14.95 A breezy piece in a perfect color for spring that is unique and makes a statement. It is also available in black and mint.

Aryn K Olive Peplum Zip Blazer $35.39 This piece is nice and neat, but with a fun twist. It is also versatile and works well with multiple ensembles. Love 21 Textured Blazer in Peach $29.80 A pretty and ladylike piece that adds polish to any outfit. Also comes in gray.

Forever 21 Bold Houndstooth Coat $34.80 A vibrant jacket that’s both bold and classy. The print makes an ensemble pop.



The Last Last Word: Epilogue Little darling, it’s been a long cold lonely winter Little darling, it feels like years since it’s been here Here comes the sun, here comes the sun And I say it’s all right

Melodie Roschman Editor-in-Chief

In Which All the Staff Members Talk About Their Favorite Moments of the Past Year (We’re tired of making up titles)

The Beatles’ George Harrison wrote those words in 1969, but he might as well have been talking about Andrews University. Our five snow days, -40 F temperatures, and more than 125 inches of snowfall all broke records, but living through them was more crushing than momentous. Somewhere around February, I started describing myself as a “spring agnostic.” “Spring may exist,” I would say, “but I don’t think I believe in it.” And yet, as it always does, spring came. Now birds wake me up in the morning, there are tulips and pansies and daffodils blooming as I walk to class, and I can finally wear something other than boots and sweaters. I wrote in December that it was hard to study for exams because the world was dark and cold—now I don’t want to retreat to my room and write papers because I want to spend all day lying on the grass soaking in the sunshine. It’s as hard for me to believe that this year is almost over as it is to believe that it’s finally warm and sunny again. Whether you’re trudging

Name: Melodie Roschman Section: Editor-in-Chief Favorite issue/article/headline/ photo etc: I was really proud of

the 3-part series on Substance Abuse—it was so stressful and time-consuming, but it helped lead to important campus conversation. Favorite memory/something I’ll miss: The Christmas party at

the end of last semester. We all got our jackets that night, so we took a bunch of goofy group pictures together looking spiffy, and then ran all over campus laughing and throwing snowballs. Name: Tim McGuire Section: Sports Editor Favorite issue/article/headline/ photo etc: The alumni weekend is-

sue, because San got to be featured and his story is so inspiring. Favorite memory/something I’ll miss: Going out of my comfort

zone to meet new and unique new people. Name: Matthew Chacko Section: Arts & Entertainment Favorite issue/article/headline/ photo etc: Favorite issue would

definitely have to be the April Fools Issue. Dr. Pittman as a racecar driver=PRICELESS! Favorite memory/something I’ll miss: I’ll miss my writers for A&E.

They are some of the best people who were so faithful and fun. My weekly meetings with them were the highlight of my week!

through three feet of snow on the way to your car, or cramming for a huge Foundations of Biology test, when you’re in the middle of something crushing it’s hard to believe that weight will ever be lifted. Even now, as we’re facing down exam week, pulling all-nighters, and drinking more caffeine than should be legal, summer can seem like a mirage on the horizon. “In three words,” Robert Frost wrote, “I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” Just ask one of the seniors graduating next week—there are moments when they thought they would never finish their degrees, and here they are. As I write this, I have three term papers to write—by the time you read it, they’ll somehow all be handed in. As you feel weak or tired in the next week, just remember— you have achieved so much in the past, and you will do it again. At the beginning of the school year, Dwight Nelson announced the theme for this year: “I Will Do a New Thing.” Over the last eight months, we have seen so many things happen, both tragic and affirming. We’ve said goodbye to students, faculty, and loved ones. We’ve faced two lockdowns, turned our attention to substance abuse on campus, and watched disasters happen across the world. We have also, however, seen God

Name: Iván Ruiz Section: Layout Editor Favorite issue/article/headline/ photo etc: The headline with the

“Alpaca my bags!” in it that Melodie came up with. Favorite memory/something I’ll miss: Unhelpfully suggesting

ridiculous titles for articles when section editors couldn’t think of any, and sometimes getting them into the issue. Name: Jaime Vargas Section: Ideas Editor Favorite issue/article/headline/ photo etc: The April Fools issue

about random philosophical musings. I’m sure given enough time, our college papers would begin sounding that way! Favorite memory/something I’ll miss: Meeting with my writing

crew, since most of the time was just spent with us hanging out, laughing, wasting time, and using our weekly topic to jump from one hilarious topic to the next. They weren’t just writers; they were my friends. Name: Dakota Hall Section: Humans Editor Favorite issue/article/headline/ photo etc: My favorite issue was

most definitely the LGBTQ issue. The opportunity to provide a platform for these beautiful people to tell their stories was both humbling and inspiring to me, and

do exciting new things. The Andrews student body elected the first ever all-female AUSA. This past Sabbath we lived up to our name as the flagship university and opened up groundbreaking dialogue with LGBT students. As individuals and in groups we have won awards, built bridges, and worked farther towards proclaiming God’s love to all of the world. For me, of course, the biggest “new thing” this year was taking on the role of Student Movement Editor-in-Chief. At the beginning of the year, I could not have imagined there would be days where I would curl up on the floor of my office and go to sleep because I was so exhausted, or start crying and yelling in my friend’s car because I was so stressed about a story. I also couldn’t have imagined, however, the incredible feeling of seeing my column on the front page of Spectrum magazine, of hearing my words quoted from the pulpit, of the everyday thrill of seeing a stranger reading the paper. The one thing I know is that, cliché as it sounds, I could not have done it alone. I am immeasurably grateful for my team: for our endlessly creative graphic designers Ivan and Danny; for the tireless and meticulous copy editors; for the five section editors making deadlines coming up with new

ideas every day; for photo editor Joelle always willing to run out and snap a last-minute photo or do a studio shot herself; for our sponsor, Dr. Moncrieff, whose wisdom, experience, and patience has guided us through trial and triumph. I’m thankful for every writer and photographer who contributed their talents this year, and for everyone who lent their information or voice or face to our discussions. Finally, I want to thank you. Whether you’ve been working at Andrews for thirty years or you’re a transferring freshman, you are the reason why we create the Student Movement. Every time you write a letter to the editor, thank us for what we do, or even just pick up a newspaper on a Wednesday afternoon, you give a crazy bunch of college kids writing articles in a basement purpose. I’m so glad that I get to work with you again next year to see how we will move forward together. With dozens of articles, hundreds of hours, and thousands of sentences behind me, the only words I can finish with are not my own, but those of Markus Zusak in The Book Thief: “I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right.”

exactly what I desired from this position.

hour or so with them than I was before the meeting began, even if I was happy to start with! What started out as people I only kind of knew turned into a group of people I sincerely love and will miss with all my heart.

Favorite memory/something I’ll miss: Picking on my darling

friend, Melodie; Ivan and Dr. Moncrieff’s ridiculous puns; Joelle’s giggles; making my lovely writers, Jason, and Tim M’s lives difficult; confusing /concerning Jaime with arbitrary literary thoughts; and getting to become close friends with Matt, Jaci, and The Danger before they go off and do amazing things in the world. Name: Jacina Shultz Section: Copyeditor Favorite issue/article/headline/ photo etc: The LGBTQ issue is defi-

nitely my favorite of this year. The manner in which the conversation was approached, handled, and presented to readers was respectful and deeply meaningful, and the timing of its release was opportune. I’m so grateful to have been a part of an issue that had such positive, widespread impact. Favorite memory/something I’ll miss: I will miss every single

person who was on the staff of the Student Movement this year. The group cohesiveness and friendship is unmatched by any other group I have been a part of. Going to meetings every Sunday evening, while an interruption to much need study and sleep sometimes, was something I always looked forward to, because I knew I would leave happier after spending that

Name: Scott Moncrieff Section: Faculty Advisor Favorite issue/article/headline/ photo etc: The Payne courtship

story was epic. It had everything but polar bears, and they’ll add those for the movie. Favorite memory/something I’ll miss: Looking over layout edi-

tors Daniel Alberto’s and Ivan Ruiz’s shoulders as they buzzed through the Tuesday night production while making jokes. Working with an editor and staff that were passionate about producing a high quality product. Name: Joelle Arner Section: Photo Editor Favorite issue/article/headline/ photo etc: Definitely the April

Fools issue, specifically the story on the Dragon Girl which made me laugh...and I had fun photographing the photo for it. Favorite memory/something I’ll miss: Oh man..the nerf gun fights,

Tim Huck’s music, Melodie’s sweet thoughtfulness for everyone and her laughter, Dakota’s hugs, Jaime’s conversation, Jason pretending to hate me, all of us becoming a family.


Melodie Roschman Editor-in-Chief Timothy Hucks News Editor Jaime Vargas Ideas Editor Tim McGuire Sports Editor & Distribution Dakota Hall Humans Editor Matthew Chacko Arts & Entertainment Editor Joelle Arner Photo Editor Jason Shockey Copy Editor Jacina Shultz Copy Editor Iván Ruiz Layout Editor Scott Moncrieff Faculty Advisor

Letters to the editor can be submitted to All letters subject to publication. The Student Movement is the official student newspaper of Andrews University. Opinions expressed in the Student Movement are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the editors, Andrews University or the Seventhday Adventist church.

Name: Jason Shockey Section: Copyeditor Favorite issue/article/headline/ photo etc: My favorite by far was

the April Fool’s story about the biology professors starting an Olympic shuffleboard team—accompanied by a picture of them armwrestling on a Gymnics mat. Favorite memory/something I’ll miss: Listening to the hilarious—

and sometimes unbelievable—stories of writers who quit/couldn’t finish their article/forgot/were unreachable. I felt awful for the editors, but the tales were not without their comic merit. Name: Tim Hucks Section: News Favorite Issue/article/headline/ photo etc: I think my favorite is-

sue was the first issue, with the bookstore article. And that was my first lesson in crisis management, because I had a writer quit and I skipped my first Astronomy lab to pump out the paper that week. I was a superhero. Favorite memory/something I’ll miss: I stayed for almost every

issue ending and send-off. I’m going to miss seeing it being sent, albeit electronically, and I always felt like a part of a team when that happened.

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