VOLUME 9 | ISSUE 2
MONDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2012
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LOCAL NEWS Norton celebrates Indian Culture By Tyann Mullen Staff Writer
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Bharti Chokshi is one of the nearly 100,000 people of Indian origin who reside in South Florida. She brought the sounds of Indian culture to the Norton Museum of Art’s Art After Dark Bollywood exhibit with her instrument, the sitar. “This is the most popular instrument in Indian music,” said Chokshi. “You can hear our culture when you listen to its music.” Living in eastern India at an early age, Chokshi began playing the sitar, one of the most well known in Indian culture. It consists of strings and is often made from a hollowed out, dry pumpkin. The strumming and tuning of the sitar is precise and unlike most stringed instruments. “It takes a lot of practice just to understand the parts,” said Chokshi. After relocating to Fla., Chokshi became the executive director of the Association of Performing Arts of India located in Pembroke Pines, Fla. The APAI was founded in 1998 and provides performances and classes of classical Indian music and dance. It is a non-profit association, and all of the members and Board of Directors offer their time as volunteers. The APAI focuses on the classical Indian traditions. “We want to keep the traditions of Indian culture alive in South Florida,” said Chokshi. The APAI consists of old and young generations of Indian culture. Malini Basu, a young member of the association, showed off popular Indian dances at the
exhibit. Basu’s parents migrated from West Bengal, India to England for her father to complete his residence medial training. After completion, they moved to the Fort Lauderdale in 1998 to practice medicine. “My parents knew there would be a lot of opportunities for our family here in the U.S.,” said Basu. “We are happy to bring our heritage to those who cannot visit India for themselves.” Basu began dancing as a toddler and favors the style of
“We are happy to bring our heritage to those who cannot visit India for themselves.” -Basu Bharatanatyam, a classical dance that is often referred to as artistic yoga. However, Basu explains that it is much more than that. “Bharatanatyam is a spiritual form of dance that we use to tell stories and relate emotions to. It’s really important that our facial expressions tell the audience our message.” Broward County is home to many Indian dance studios that offer classes for anyone to come and learn these traditional dances. Because India is widely diverse, certain states offer different organizations to promote Indian culture.
The Association of Indians in American is made up of four chapters including New York, Washington D.C., Wisconsin and South Florida. The AIA is the oldest national association of Asian Indians in America. Aruna Shah, a member of the South Florida Chapter, is impressed at the success of the Indian community in South Florida. “A lot of people don’t realize how much Indian culture has influenced them and their interests,” said Shah. “Everything from clothing to tattoos often derive from the South Asian population.” People seem to enjoy the spirituality and calmness that comes from our culture,” she said. Diana Spring, a featured henna artist at the exhibit, contributes to that spirituality and calmness. Spring is a certified henna artist and owner of her own business Spring Time Henna. She uses safe and natural henna paste with no chemicals added. “Henna has become a lot more popular in the U.S. today,” said Spring. “I do a lot of henna for Indian brides, but I’ve recently done a few American brides as well. It’s a beautiful and sensual form of art for anyone to experience.” The museum also featured a film by Deepa Mehta titled Bollywood/Hollywood. The film featured classical Indian musical themes meshed together with American romance. The film expresses the open mind of Indian culture today and the breaking of previous stereotypes.
PHOTO BY CHELSAE ANNE HORTON
PHOTO BY CHELSAE ANNE HORTON
PHOTO BY CHELSAE ANNE HORTON
Keeping to Tradition: “Bharatanatyam is a spiritual form of dance that we use to tell stories and relate emotions to,” said Basu. “It’s really important that our facial expressions tell the audience our message.” Other than the Bharatanatyam, participants listened to a sitar performance, and received henna tattoos.
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Belle Glade hosts event for homeless By Megan Human Staff Writer
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It’s for free: Participant Jean Holifield receives a haircut. The Homeless Connection provided medical care and free clothing in Belle Glade.
Breakfast is served. It might not seem like much, but to the 100 or so participants in Homeless Connect, breakfast was the beginning of immeasurable assistance. Clients bustled from booth to booth trying on new clothes and seeking empowerment from local organizations. From a distance, there seemed to be little method to the mayhem, as toddlers and grandparents alike sorted through clothing and spoke with volunteers. Up close however, the atmosphere was bright, and closely tailored to a clientele with incredibly diverse needs and capabilities. Four times each year, the Palm Beach County Homeless Coalition presents an event titled Homeless Connect, which provides services and supplies to homeless or at-risk clients in the surrounding area. The event on Sept. 21 in Belle Glade served an especially needy population. Homelessness is a serious problem in Palm Beach County, especially in the area around Belle Glade, an hour west of Palm Beach. According to Fla. state officials, there are approxi-
mately 3,228 homeless people in Palm Beach County alone, with a broad spectrum of races, ages and genders. According to the Marilyn Munoz, the Executive Director of the Homeless Coalition, the need here can be daunting. “It’s a lot of work and it’s shocking,” said Munoz. “We opened the homeless center on July 2. In two months, we saw over 600 individuals and almost 400 families.” At Homeless Connect, over 30 providers from the community reach out to these individuals with aid that not only meets immediate needs, but also provides them with the capacity to move forward in life. Services range from health care, including chiropractic and free HIV testing, to free haircuts and clothes. Assorted ministries and outreach organizations brought different slants to homeless empowerment. The Homeless Education Assistance Resource Team, or HEART, focuses on reaching out to homeless or “doubled-up” students. Doubled-up students are those whose families must share a residence with another family due to financial hardship. “Because of the economy the
way it is, the definition of homelessness has expanded to include families that are doubled up due to economic hardship, or natural disasters, like Loxahatchee,” said HEART representative Judith McInnes. “The other group we focus on is the unaccompanied youth, what we call the throwaways, who are kids that have been kicked out by their parents or how have run away.” Students in such situations are at a great risk for dropping out of school or never graduating. HEART seeks to provide these students with the support that they need to succeed. “We provide transportation and we make sure that the kids are getting school supplies,” said McInnes. “We make sure that if they need tutoring, we hook them up to that. We hook them up to community resources.” HEART consistently seeks out volunteers from the community, and urges Palm Beach Atlantic University students to get involved. “November is national child and youth homelessness awareness month,” continued McInnes. “We invite programs like Palm Beach Atlantic to join us.”
Shelters look to end overcrowding opportunities at Big Dog Ranch Rescue, a nonprofit organization that does not euthanize dogs. Volunteers are encouraged to go to the ranch and play with the dogs. The ranch also looks for volunteers to provide foster or permanent homes for dogs, as well as people who are willing to transport dogs from the shelters to their foster homes or to the ranch. Students can assist in contacting potential owners of dogs by calling and making appointments for people to meet the animals. Animal Care and Control employs 20 full-time officers who
patrol all of Palm Beach County. A more difficult part of Harfmann’s job is euthanasia. Animal Care and Control euthanizes animals that are extremely dangerous to humans and also must euthanize due to lack of space in the shelter. “Euthanasia is the last resort,” she said. “We always try every other option before that is brought to the table.” “The ACC does a beautiful job, there’s just no room,” said Rhodes, who has a personal and passionate goal in the near future to have the capabilities to avoid euthanasia altogether. “All it takes is one person to save a pet’s priceless life.”
PHOTO BY THE BEACON Waiting for an owner: Dogs wait in a quarantine area at the Safe Harbor Animal Rescue’s old facility in Palm Beach Gardens in 2010. Safe Harbor now keeps its dogs at its ranch in Palm City, while its cats are split between Palm City and PetSmart in West Palm Beach.
By Caroline Case Staff Writer These frequent scenes around West Palm Beach cause pet lovers to sigh with sadness: abandoned, homeless pets wander the streets, sniffing for food as others live in a loud, overcrowded shelter. Forty-five to 50 stray pets are dropped off at Palm Beach County’s Animal Care and Control shelter each day. According to the Peggy Adams of the Animal Rescue League, due to the rampant overcrowding in shelters nationwide, it is estimated that 4 to 6 million cats and dogs are euthanized in the United States, simply because there are not enough homes. Ava Rhodes, director of the organization Passion for Paws, explained that it was these statistics and the use of euthanasia that led
her to start this organization. Her goal was to help low income families provide for their pets and keep them, instead of sending them to overcrowded shelters. According to the organization’s website, in 2009 alone 24,000 dogs and cats were euthanized locally in these shelters. “Pets are my passion and my calling,” said Rhodes. “When I was a little girl, I didn’t play with dolls; I played with animals,” she said. Passion for Paws’ mission is to provide emergency and shortterm pet food and other pet care assistance to pet owners in need. “We provide pet food delivery to the home-bound, including the elderly and the disabled,” she said. Animal Care and Control, which works with 89 other rescue shelters including Passion for
Paws, also aims to provide a safe haven for animals. Elizabeth Harfmann, the community outreach coordinator for the county’s shelter, says that it takes in all animals, regardless of their previous circumstances. The shelter accepts all sorts of animals, from potbelly pigs to parakeets and chickens. The shelter stretches over fourteen acres, and houses 250-300 animals at one time. Last year Animal Care and Control sheltered a total of 27,000 animals. Adoption programs are a huge part of taking the best care of the animals as possible. Harfmann said that Animal Care and Control has a foster care program, much like Passion for Paws. The key to foster homes and adoptions is finding willing volunteers. There are numerous volunteer
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Scratching for help: With overcrowding in shelters, an estimated 4 to 6 million pets are euthanized across the United States.
CAMPUS NEWS Big ‘Break’ for students Palm Beach Atlantic University students share their experiences working at the Breakers. By Becca Stripe Staff Writer On any typical school day, Samantha Horkott comes back to her off-campus house close to the Norton Museum of Art after class. Usually donning a shirt with some sort of cardigan or sweater wrap, Horkott whips herself something to eat before transforming into the uniform she wears for her job at the Breakers. She switches leggings for a pair of opaque pantyhose. She replaces her shirt with a pleated, solid white dress. After fixing her hair in the mirror, making sure every curl is in place, she reaches for her pastel green three-quarter-length blazer with white lining. Pinning her “SAMANTHA” embroidered golden name tag, she takes one more look in the mirror and begins to flash her Breakers smile. Working at the Breakers According to Denise Bober, director of human resources at The Breakers, Palm Beach Atlantic University and The Breakers, a luxury hotel located on the Palm Beach oceanfront, have had a strong community partnership. “Both entities think outside of the box when it comes to the student experience,” said Bober. “PBAU students are eager, motivated and have great work ethic.” Besides providing the students with experience, The Breakers offers a menu of benefits and perks including discounts on Florida’s main attractions, accommodations and vacations, shopping,
and an average hourly wage range of $12-$15. There are many jobs available such as valet runners, food servers, accounting clerks, reservation sales agents and concierge. “The students can apply for any job that will match their needs and desires,” says Bober. Horkott has been working at the concierge desk at The Breakers since March last year. “I love what I do because I think I have a fun job, and I get to make sure that the guests enjoy their vacation and basically try to optimize their stay in every possible facet whether it be on a fishing trip, boating charter, or marriage proposal,” said Horkott. “Don’t get me wrong, it can be stressful at times, but who doesn’t love helping people decide where they’d like to go for dinner?” Horkott first heard about the job from a PBA friend. After applying online and having a group interview, she was called back for a second interview with some managers. “The woman who first interviewed me was so intimidating, I thought for sure I didn’t get the job,” said Horkott. “I got asked back and had a lovely interview with some managers and have been working there since St. Patrick’s Day last year.” Caroline Reese, PBA junior, has been working at the Breakers as a recreation specialist in the Activities Entertainment Center since last April. Along with an arcade, game room, movie room, play room, sports court, and playground, the activities department is in direct
Taking a break: (Clockwise) Zak Schneider, Samantha Horkott and Caroline Reese work at the Breakers hotel in Palm Beach Island. Horkott works the concierge desk, while Reese is a recreation specialist and Zak does valet. “The Breakers is renowned worldwide for their extraordinary commitment to top-tier customer service,” Horkott said. “I am so thankful to be a part of that.”
connection to the Italian Restaurant, letting parents dine as their children play under the watchful eyes of the Breakers staff. Reese is a counselor on the Coconut Crew, a group tasked with coming up with a camp plan, facilitating outdoor activities, creating unique crafts, conducting exciting games and monitoring swim time throughout the sixhour camp day for the children, ages three to twelve, of the guests. “I spent the beautiful sunny day with our campers outside, snorkeling, kayaking, swimming and lounging in one of the pool bungalows,” said Reese. “The ocean was three shades of crystal clear blue. I couldn’t help wondering all day long how I was get-
ting paid to enjoy the beauty of South Florida. “I love my job at The Breakers because I am constantly interacting with adults and children,” Reese continued. “I enjoy working with kids and serving others so this position is such a great fit for me.” Top-Tier Service For Kara Bonn, a junior at PBA, the service aspects of her job working as a banquet server are some of the most exciting ones the jobs offers. “Though we are servers in the playground of the most privileged people in the world, our customers treat us with sweetness,” said Bonn. “It’s always a loud, chaotic party and we’re there to help make it enjoyable for our guests. “The craziest thing about the Breakers is that people can literally see Jesus in you,” Bonn continued. “He said that the world would know us by our love, and it is through my job at the Breakers that I’ve watched that statement come to life.” When Horkott comes home from a day at the Breakers, she changes back into her sweater wrap and comfortable jeans, places her pin down on a table, picks up a textbook and begins to fulfill her requirements as a student, only to fall to sleep and put on her smile again. But her weeks at the Breakers are not mundane or routine. They are times to serve and times to cherish with her coworkers and guests of the luxurious hotel. “The Breakers is renowned
worldwide for their extraordinary commitment to top-tier customer service,” Horkott said. “I am so thankful to be a part of that.”
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As You Like It By Giana Franklin Staff Writer A princess should always get her prince, but when Rosalind’s prince thinks her to be a man, it makes their relationship a bit more complicated.
PHOTOS BY CHELSAE ANNE HORTON
In the 2012 Palm Beach Atlantic University Family Weekend play selection, “As You Like It,” Rosalind is banished from the court and flees to the forest of Arden in search of the banished Duchess Senior, her mother. Rosalind dresses as a man to protect her from recognition. She and her two faithful companions find themselves more fit for Arden than they thought. To Rosalind’s surprise, Orlando, the man she is deeply in love with, has also fled to the forest for a refuge from imminent death. While maintaining her manly exterior, Rosalind uses her disguise to her advantage to get what she wants. Though the play was originally set in the 16th century, professor Don Butler, the director, has decided to add another element to this tale and set it 100 years after, incorporating a different style of theater that came about in the 17th century with the French playwright Moliere. Butler said that incorporating both Shakespeare and Moliere creates a setting that “allows us to draw an even sharper distinction between the gilded pretensions and intrigues of court and the green wholesomeness and simplicity of the forest.” The time of the play is not the only alteration made for this production. Several of the roles in this production have been switched from male to female. Butler said that the reason is because there are usually a lot more women in college theater depart-
ments, and PBA’s is no different. The ability to gender-bend without affecting the integrity of the play is just one reason that “As You Like It” was chosen for this year’s Family Weekend play. According to the cast, Shakespearean plays are difficult to tackle, calling for a lot of extra work in rehearsals. “What comes with Shakespeare is learning a whole new way to walk, to carry yourself, to enunciate, learning how to bow and dance in the time period,” said Daniel Kies, who is playing the role of Orlando. “The way of talking for a Shakespeare play is so different from the way people talk today that the cast spent about a week of rehearsals just studying the language. Butler said that doing Shakespeare in colleges usually comes with the tendency to make it modern because that’s what the students are used to, but that is not what he has done with this play. He has made sure that the actors in “As You Like It” have really studied the language to the point where they understand what they are saying and know how to pronounce the words correctly. “I have had to learn to not just say the words because they sound pretty; speaking Shakespeare in that manner will go right over most people’s heads,” said Kyla Machacek, who plays Rosalind in the show. Another aspect that solves a few problems for the show, but also creates a few, as Butler explained, is the fact that it is done in the round, a stage where the audience is on all four sides. Both Machacek and Kies expressed
PHOTO BY GIANA FRANKLIN
Learning Shakespeare: Daniel Kies and Kayla Machacek practice a scene during rehearsal for ‘As You Like It.’ Kies, who is playing the role of Orlando, said, “What comes with Shakespeare is learning a whole new way to walk, to carry yourself, to enunciate, learning how to bow and dance in the time period.”
their love for this type of stage because the audience can feel like they are part of the play, but the problem is making sure that, at any given time, each actor is standing in such a way that the most audience members possible can see their faces. It has been three years since PBA has done a Shakespearean play, and the faculty of the Theatre Department agreed that it was time to expose the students to, as Butler put it, “the greatest of all dramatists.” Having a deeper meaning in the story is something that the
theatre professors aim for when choosing their plays. This is a huge reason in why this show was chosen. Butler said that the way the ending was revised makes “As You Like It” a perfect fit for PBA’s ongoing interest in redemptive story telling. “‘As You Like It’ was one of the first romantic comedies ever written, and, although it has its share of laughs, it is also a very tender, touching story,” Machacek said.
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Houston Launches “bold” Women’s Discipleship Ministry By Megan Human Staff Writer This morning, Palm Beach Atlantic University sophomore Taylor Houston will brew a cup of bold, black coffee in her french press. The aroma of the coffee will fill the dorm room and inspire Houston for the day ahead, as she continues the preparations for Palm Beach Atlantic University’s newest on campus ministry, “The Bold Life.” “The Bold Life actually got its name from the way I drink my coffee. I drink a black, bold brew from Starbucks, and the description of the bold coffee is robust, rich, inspirational and life-giving,” said Houston. “I want my life to pour into other people. I want them to live a rich life with Jesus. I want them to be inspired. I want them to have awakening.” The Bold Life is a relational outreach aimed towards women on campus, no matter what their spiritual background. The outreach will connect female students with a Bold Life partner who will meet with them once a week over coffee. The conversations will not be programmed, and there is no designated curriculum. “If they want to go deeper in their spirituality, we can go through a book of the Bible and really pick it apart,” said Houston.“If they’re a new believer, I will try to teach and coach them through life and how to do things with Jesus. [If they are] a non believer, I would just be taking them out, wanting to get to know them, and hear their heart, not preaching at them, just spending one on one time with them as someone they can do life with.” Coffee is an important catalyst for The Bold Life’s outreach, not only because of its ability to bring people together and encourage them to linger over conversation, but also because of the properties of the coffee itself. “People open up. It’s so casual, and it’s an environment where people are almost automatically vulnerable. There’s something about holding a warm drink in your hands that makes you comfortable,” said Houston, “and since they’re not on campus, it can be easier for people to say what’s actually going on and how they’re really feeling. Going to a coffee shop can relieve a lot of stress.” Rebellion and discipleship Houston has extensive mentoring experience, including a year of discipleship training school after high school graduation. The school included both formal training and practical applica-
tion. “It was just a year to be poured into. It answered a lot of my questions,” said Houston. Prior to this ministry education, Houston had struggled with involvement in church activities. After being suspended from youth group for pushing against the rules too often, Houston had abandoned church altogether. “I was pushed away and left behind. I was in middle school when it happened, and I was living the rebellious life. I was pushing limits and testing people. I really just wanted to be noticed, but eventually they ended up kicking me out,” said Houston. While Houston felt alone in her suspension from church activities, it was relationships that transformed her perspectives on Jesus. When Houston enrolled in the discipleship school, she was caught off guard by the love she experienced. “It broke a lot of views about God that I had from being hurt by the Church. It helped me to see who God is, instead of who everybody else said He was,” said PHOTO BY MEGAN HUMAN
“I like reaching out to whoever is crying out for help and just needs someone to listen to them” -Houston Houston. “Everything we did was centered around discipleship and teaching us how to help other people grow.” In her perspective, it is this type of relational outreach to the lonely that most reflects Jesus. “Jesus came for the sick and the hurting. He came for the outcasts and the overlooked. In the Great Commission, He called us to the ends of the Earth. Most of the people at the ends of the Earth are the ones who have been forgotten,” she said. Houston also learned in discipleship school that loneliness is not exclusive to non-Christians, but can also be a struggle for Christ-followers. Reaching out to whoever is crying “When I became a Christ-follower four years ago, I lost all my friends. I had to completely change my lifestyle,” said Houston. Houston will not be the only mentor for The Bold Life; sophomores Christina Baxter and
A call to ‘bold’ discipleship: For Taylor Houston, pictured above and below, the road to starting a women’s based ministry around discussions over coffee was natural. “The Bold Life actually got its name from the way I drink my coffee. I drink a black, bold brew from Starbucks, and the description of the bold coffee is robust, rich, inspirational and life-giving,” said Houston. “I want my life to pour into other people. I want them to live a rich life with Jesus. I want them to be inspired. I want them to have awakening.”
Crystal Sullivan have also joined the team. Sullivan has a concise understanding of the purpose for the outreach. “[The purpose is] to get to know girls, and to share with them about the Christ that has captured my heart, the truth of the Gospel, and the freedom that comes with it,” said Sullivan. It may take some time for word about The Bold Life to spread. The ongoing support from Campus Ministries has aided Houston in making the outreach more accessible, but its founding members understand that they will have to rely heavily on less formal advertising, especially word of mouth. Most of the women who have shown interest in The Bold Life live in Baxter hall, and it may take time for that interest to spread to the other dorms. It is with an understated urgency that the Houston, Sullivan and Baxter approach this process. “There are so many girls at PBA who get overlooked and sink into the background, and don’t know about getting mentored by other girls and the benefit that can come from it,” said Sullivan. It is precisely these “overlooked” students that The Bold Life is intended for. “I like reaching out to whoever is crying out for help and just needs someone to listen to them,” said Houston.
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SPORTS PHOTOS BY HEISY PADILLA
Live in 3,2...: Professor Don Piper (left) instructs Kelsey Alyea on a video switcher during the live streaming of Wednesday’s volleyball game. Kacey Mayse (above) films the volleyball match Wednesday as the Sailfish bench watches the action and the scoreboard.
Students learn to broadcast through new live stream By Heisy Padilla Staff Writer Palm Beach Atlantic University is venturing, for the first time, into a unique project that will give journalism students the opportunity to gain real life experience while broadcasting live some of the PBA volleyball and basketball games of the season. The sports broadcasting practicum team is composed of 13 students under the direction of Don Piper, associate professor and director of production and technology. “What we are doing live is providing multi-camera shoot of the game that goes to stream live for
the web,” said Piper. The team will be streaming six games to the web, at www.pbasailfish.com. Student crews are using four cameras on this project. Three cameras will be following the action of the game and one will be on the scoreboard. Piper said one of the challenges is the technical part, preparing all the equipment for each game. “We’ve never done this before; this is the first time that we have installed something like this,” said Piper, “so you are always concerned that before game time you are going to have the equipment like it needs to be before the game.” The students broadcast an exciting game Wednesday night, as
the women’s volleyball team defeated Eckerd College in five sets. Sophomore Kelsey Alyea, who directed the last game, believes this a great learning experience for students. “It’s a lot of work just specially with directing because you have to put everything together and make the audience see what you see,” she said, “and making sure that they see all the action.” Wednesday’s game was the second contest broadcast by the students. They began their project with a volleyball game on Sept. 12. Alyea said the broadcast team has already begun to receive feedback from viewers, which allows
them to improve their work for upcoming games. “It’s a lot of fun plus you get to see the game from a different perspective and you have the handson experience when dealing with sports,” Alyea said. As for the work juggling feeds from four cameras and broadcasting live at the same time, she said, “It’s editing on the second. It’s crazy.” Piper is confident that students will enjoy the experience and learn at the same time. “In terms of training students, this is a practicum experience so we train as we go,” he said. “Students are going to be learning as they do it, which means we’ll make mis-
Volleyball wins 14th straight
PHOTOS COURTESY OF LORI RICHARDS
Cause for celebration: The volleyball players celebrate their win over Eckerd College. This marks the 14 straight victory for the lady sailfish, leaving their record 16-2.
The Palm Beach Atlantic University Women’s Volleyball Team extended its winning streak to 14 straight matches last week, including its first-ever victory over Eckerd College. PBA now stands 16-2. The Sailfish came into the Eckerd game as the underdog Wednesday, having lost all eight of their matches against the Tritons over the past five years. It took five sets, but PBA came away with a landmark match. “It’s a huge win for us; it’s one we circle in our calendar,” said Head Coach Bob White. “I am so proud of the girls, the way they came in and stepped in their positions and just played their hearts out.” Eckerd won the first set 25-23 and led 24-21 in the second set, but the Sailfish kept their cool and fought back to win the second set 27-25. “There were times we didn’t have confidence and that showed up, and at the end we got it,” said White. The third set went to Eckerd, 25-15, and the fourth to PBA, 25-
takes.” One of the different elements this practicum offers, compared to other practicums, is that the student’s work will be streamed live on the Web. This will allow parents and friends of players the opportunity to watch the game in real time. “Anywhere in the world it can be viewed, so it’s better than broadcast because people anywhere can watch it,” said Piper. This practicum marks just a first step for the School of Communication and Media. “Our hope is to develop a sports broadcast track in our program,” Piper said. “Ultimately I would like to be able to do all of our home games.”
18. Finally PBA settled the match with a 15-10 win in the fifth set. Senior Mariela Quesada led the Fish with 25 kills. The Sailfish had no time to rest, with a match the following night, but Thursday’s opponents were not the tough opponents that the Tritons were. PBA put away Southeastern University in straight sets, 25-10, 25-18 and 25-17. Quesada had 10 kills, followed by Faith Rohn with nine. Melissa Buckingham led with 11 digs.
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