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Faculty Association approves contract


HOLLY BRANDEWIE (blue), sophomore communication major, anticipates following Lyndi Hemmelgarn (pink), 8, and Alney Hemmelgarn, 11, into the giant blow up dragon. Lyndi said the dragon was fun but it was disturbing coming out the other end.

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or sophomore Kezia Reynolds, organizing “Just Dance” at Sibs N’ Kids Weekend was more than just an activity; it represented a life-long passion for dancing. Reynolds is the vice president of Elem3nt dance group, which invited students and their siblings to play the Just Dance video game in the Union Saturday afternoon as part of Sibs N’ Kids Weekend. “It’s nice to bring the siblings up and to see the family,” she said. “This creates memories that will last a lifetime.” The University Activities Organization sponsored the fifteenth annual Sibs N’ Kids Weekend to showcase the University to students’ families, said Kristin Pikunas, director of the Sibs N’ Kids

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■■ 850 people registered for the weekend ■■ 155 people joined the Hunger Games training

session, which was the most popular activity

■■49 activities were created for the weekend ■■4 hours was the average length of each activity ■■ 8 activities hosted on Friday ■■ 33 activities hosted on Saturday ■■ 8 activities hosted on Sunday

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Carlile, Robinson to return for court hearing

More than 800 people registered for 15th annual Sibs N’ Kids Weekend, which was hosted this past weekend By Patrick Pfanner Reporter

With the Faculty Association’s vote in, 97 percent of its members voted to approve a proposed contract this past week. The contract agreement, which was announced in March, sets benchmarks for salaries for positions such as full professor, assistant professor and instructor, among others. Faculty members will also receive Mary Ellen retroactive raises in their Mazey May paychecks, according University to a Faculty Association press release. President University President Mary Ellen Mazey announced her support for the Faculty Association’s approval of the contract. “We’re pleased that the members of the BGSU Faculty Association have overwhelmingly approved the contract,” Mazey said in a University press release. “We believe that it is a mutually beneficial agreement that will allow us to move forward in concert with the faculty to achieve our goals as an institution.” Although the Faculty Association has approved the contract, the University’s Board of Trustees still must vote to approve or disapprove of the contract at its May 3 meeting.

The lead singer and drum technician of Of Mice & Men are scheduled for a preliminary hearing in the Bowling Green Municipal Court at 9 a.m. on Monday for charges of felonious assault. Austin Carlile and Loniel Robinson II were arrested on March 30 for felonious assault following a fight that broke out on Main Street. The two were lodged in the Wood County Justice Center and released the folAustin lowing Monday. Carlile The band was unable Lead Singer to play its Grand Rapids, Mich. and Detroit shows that weekend. This is the first of two preliminary hearings with the next one on April 29 at 9 a.m. Carlile and Robinson will be represented by Attorney Scott Coon.


Arts and Sciences Council to meet April 17, discuss Bachelor of Arts curriculum By Katie Logsdon Reporter

Incoming students seeking a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the College of Arts and Sciences will be required to take fewer group requirement classes than current students in the same programs. The Arts and Sciences Council is in the process of changing the group requirements for students seeking a B.A. from the college. The changes must be approved by the University Undergraduate Council during its meeting on April 17, said Susan Brown, professor of sociology and chair of the Arts and Sciences Council. The Undergraduate Council advis-

es all general education requirements at the University, and must review and approve major curriculum changes, according to the University website. The current B.A. group requirements, which are specific to the college, require students to take a number of classes beyond the BG Perspective course requirements, Brown said. “The College of Arts and Sciences is unique in having several of these requirements and they are quite specific,” she said. “What we have done is try to streamline these to provide students with more flexibility to work toward their degree.”

ARCH-RIVAL ACCOMPLISHMENT The Falcons swept their rival Toledo in three games, 5-0, 14-1 and 6-3, this past weekend. With the wins, BG moves to 11-19 overall and an even 6-6 in MAC play. | PAGE 5


The current requirements were put in place about 40 years ago, said Simon Morgan-Russell, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. For several years, various groups within the college have discussed the possible changes, but in September, a draft was written to outline the possible changes, according to the proposal. The proposed requirements for the B.A. will predominately affect new students when it is in place and will reduce the number of natural science, social science and

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MEMBERS OF the community eat spaghetti at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church on Sunday to raise money for BG Teen Central.


One student’s bank account is in the red. Read more about what students are upset and frustrated about in Falcon Screeches, then tweet your frustrations at @FALCONSCREECH. | PAGE 4


WHAT CHANGES SHOULD BE MADE TO THE GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS? WHY? “We should have to take more than one cultural diversity class because you’ll be more well-rounded.” Stephanie Echler Sophomore, Early Childhood Education




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Complainant reported that sometime during the night, an unknown subject opened a locked tool box and stole several tools within the 600 block of S. Main St. The items were valued at $3,100.

Annual event will offer students opportunity to participate in activities By Amber Petkosek Reporter


clothes to donate,” he said. The LSU Olympics will be hosted at the University of Toledo, and the members will play games like flag football, volleyball, soccer and basketball. The Olympics will be held on Saturday at 12 p.m. “The winner will get a trophy, and the losers pay for all the food and drinks,” Pimiento said. Lopez is most excited for the cultural pageant called Quien Soy. Any student is welcome to participate in the pageant, where they can choose a country and give

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Alisyn N. Staskiewicz, 19, of Plain City, Ohio, was cited for operating a vehicle impaired within the 1400 block of E. Wooster St. 9:54 A.M.

Complainant reported that sometime during the night, an unknown person entered two vehicles and stole $4 in change, two speakers, a class ring and a wallet within the 800 block of E. Napoleon Road. The items were valued at a total of $360. 3:25 P.M.

Complainant reported that a bike was stolen within the 1000

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Complainant reported that her phone went missing within the 200 block of E. Reed St. 6:09 P.M.

Complainant reported that sometime during the night, an unknown person stole four CDs and sunglasses from an unlocked vehicle in Lot 1 downtown.

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Matthew G. Terry, 21, both of Bowling Green, were cited for open container within the 100 block of E. Court St. 1:26 A.M.

Matthew D. Popp, 22, of Mentor, Ohio, was cited for open container within the 200 block of N. Main St. 1:59 A.M.

Christopher William Becker, 34, of Defiance, Ohio, was cited for disorderly conduct/public urination within the 400 block of E. Court St.

Complainant reported that an unknown person broke the pane of a window at a residence within the 200 block of E. Reed St. The estimated damage is $100.

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Shanon Lanier Jackson, 37, of Wauseon, Ohio, was cited for open container in a motor vehicle within the 1100 block of S. Main St. 12:40 A.M.

Anthony C. Pape, 21; and

Kole M. Coburn, 24, of Defiance, Ohio, was cited for operating a vehicle impaired and open container in a motor vehicle within the 400 block of E. Wooster St.

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VISITORS OF Sibs N’ Kids weekend dance to music played at the Camp Falcon event.

SIBS From Page 1 Weekend. Some activities that took place during the weekend included cornhole, laser tag and a Hunger Games training session where students and their siblings could participate in activities from the movie, she said. More than 800 people registered for the weekend, about 200 shy of this past year’s numbers, said Rhea Vulgamore, assistant director of the Sibs N’

Kids Weekend. UAO labeled the weekend a success despite the drop in attendance, she said. Reynolds invited her younger brothers Tyberius, 12, and Malach, 10, to the weekend because she wanted her brothers to enjoy what the University had to offer, Reynolds said. Reynolds and her brothers have been dancing since they could walk, she said. “Dancing is a good stress reliever,” Tyberius said. “We just go with the flow.” In addition to “Just Dance,”

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arts and humanities courses students must take, according to the proposal. “A lot of students struggle with the difficulty of the requirements,” Morgan-Russell said. “We wanted to make it more simple and flexible for students.” Students may struggle with the current group requirements because they are required to take an additional 42 credit hours in specific areas. The new proposal will require students to take an additional 30 credit hours, Brown said. The proposal will add a B.A. cluster section, where students will only have to take four additional natural science, social science and arts and humanities courses that are approved for the group requirements, Brown said. The cluster classes students choose to take must have different prefixes, cannot double-count for a student’s major and two of those courses must be at the 3000-level or above, Brown said. The proposal, however, will still require students to take up to four foreign language classes. The Arts and Sciences Council has received positive feedback from some students who were selected to view the new proposal. “They appreciated the flexibility that it provides students in terms of course selection, they like the fact that they have to take fewer credit hours to satisfy the B.A. degree requirements and they liked that the B.A. cluster is something that the individual student can devise so that they can pick and choose courses that are most of interest to them,” Brown said. Although the new requirements will not affect junior Allyson Parker, an English major, she thinks the change will allow students to take courses in which they are more interested. “It’s nice that students will still be exposed to all the different areas,” Parker said. “I think it will be more helpful that they can chose to choose to put more emphasis on the subjects that interest them the most.”

a presentation about the country and its culture. ¿Quien Soy? will be held from 9-11 p.m. in Business Administration 110. “I think it is a great opportunity for people to be able to represent a country, whether it’s their ethnicity or their race and it’s a great way to learn about other cultures,” she said. Another event will be the showing of a documentary, which is about two cities that share the common issue of immigration. The point of this week is to help students understand Latino culture better, said Ana Brown, advisor of LSU and coordinator for Diversity Initiatives for the Office of Residence Life. One of the big events for the week is going to be the Latino Issues Conference, which will take place

Reynolds wanted her brothers to relax and take advantage of some of the other 49 planned activities during the Sibs N’ Kids Weekend. “Overall, the weekend was great,” Vulgamore said. “Students and their siblings really showed they loved being here.” Amongst the most popular activities was the Hunger Games training session, which attracted more than 150 students and their siblings to the Union ballroom Saturday night, Vulgamore said.

The Hunger Games training session was focused on entertaining teenagers and boasted the highest number of guests among any other activity during the weekend, with 155 people, she said. While the nights were focused on teenagers, the days looked to entertain a younger audience. Self portraits, an inflatable boxing ring and giant Lego building areas garnered the attention of many young siblings in attendance. “I really liked this weekend, especially the boxing,”

Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Union Ballroom and will include a panel, Brown said. “We are bringing in people from all levels; some high school students, college students and professionals,” she said. One of the professionals who will be speaking is Shayla Rivera who is a rocket scientist and a comedian. All students are encouraged to come out to the events, Pimiento said. “It doesn’t matter if you’re Latino or not, you’re all welcome here,” he said. “I can guarantee it’s going to be fun and interesting.” Students can find out about all of the events being offered through the LSU Facebook page, posters on campus and by checking campus updates. “It’s really important to raise awareness about Latinos; the culture is so rich and so different from what everyone is used to,” Lopez said.

LATINO AWARENESS WEEK EVENTS MONDAY: Paint the Rock, 5p.m., Harshman Potluck with La Comunidad, 7-9p.m., 11th Floor Offenhauer Conference Room TUESDAY: “La Fuerza” Documentary, 7p.m., Olscamp Room 223 WEDNESDAY: Latino Issues Conference “Refining the Latino/a Image in Today’s Society, 8:30a.m.4:00p.m., Lenhart Grand Ballroom in BTSU LSU General Body Meeting, 9p.m., Room 207 BTSU THURSDAY: ¿Quien Soy?, 9-11p.m., Cultural Pageant Business Administration 110 FRIDAY: Formal and the Picante Awards, 6-9p.m., Mileti Alumni Center SATURDAY: BG vs. UT Olympics, 12p.m., University of Toledo

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TYBERIUS TURNER and Malach Reynolds dance along to “Just Dance.”

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PEOPLE ON THE STREET “General Studies Writing should no longer be mandatory. It should be based on your major.”

ANDREA NOEL Freshman, Biology

What changes should be made to the general education requirements? Why?

“Less English because some majors shouldn’t require calsses beyond GSW.”

DYLAN MACFARLANE Sophomore Actuarial Science


“Make the papers in both GSWs grade based because students work harder for grades.”

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USG could avoid apathetic culture by embracing activism across campus



My checking account reading $0.00 Sunday morning. -CASHED OUT Why are there so many pizza places in town? I just want some Italian that’s not in the form of a circle. -JOHN ALFREDO

The eight page book report I put off until today. -PAGE ONE Monday. -ONLY TWO MORE I hate the sidewalks here. Every time I want to go somewhere on campus there is a sidewalk that leads everywhere but where I want to go. There are more dirt sidewalks than concrete ones. -WALK THIS WAY Some classes are way too long. I can only pay attention for about an hour at a time. Not three. -#NO NEED FOR THAT BG parking sucks. The stupid Wolfe Center should have been a parking garage. Or the graveyard needs to move. Either choice would benefit the campus much more. -DRIVIN’ AROUND, DRIVIN’ AROUND Hate, hate, hate, double hate co-op emails. -#INBOX FULL Teachers that require students to participate in online discussion forums suck. Since you can’t make good use of class time you make us read the dumbest stuff out of class and then pretend to care about it enough to post three times about it. -DISCUSSION OVER

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didn’t do so on purpose. For many students, not knowing about USG is as much their own fault as it is USG’s. Simply put, leaders and senators in USG need to do more next year than meet with University administrators or organizations. First, USG leaders and senators need to actually complete their office hours, unlike this year’s group, which could prevent them from voting on campus issues. Members of USG also need to harness the power of student activism by leading some of it. If student leaders in USG aren’t regularly engaging in outward activism on campus, they set the example for other students not to care. Wit h t he Facult y A ssociat ion’s Ma rch on McFall and the Env ironmenta l Action Group’s protest, this year has been one of activism,

yet USG’s “student voice” seemed absent at both events. Instead of helping to voice student concerns about the 100 faculty cuts this year, USG allowed a two-year-old resolution to dictate its lack of involvement. Rather than voting to overturn it and provide a student voice for something that affects nearly every student, USG remained silent. It’s impossible to represent the student voice when members of USG refuse to talk about the student voice. Not taking a stance was USG’s stance, and an apathetic one at that. Despite the precedent USG sets, The BG News recognizes that the idea of student activism is twofold. Students who aren’t in USG need to engage more and take more of an interest in their own edu-

cation and the direction it’s headed in. USG still has two meetings left this year and if you’ll be a returning student next year, go and have your voice heard. USG reflects the students as much as the students reflect USG and if more activism is necessary, students need to take the initiative, too. While The BG News recognizes that the administration of Alex Solis and David Neely has tackled a number of important topics such as tobacco use on campus and student use of the Union, more leadership and activism is needed. Without it, there is no student voice and there is no leadership or shared governance on the student level.

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Marriage equality, civil liberties should be guaranteed, not contested

Really, bookstore? You ran out of my size of cap and gown? -SENIORITIS IN OVERDRIVE


As the leaders and senators of next year’s Undergraduate Student Government sit down for their first meeting today, they should keep one thing in mind— 93 percent of the student body did not elect them. Less than seven percent of undergraduate students voted in USG’s election this year, with almost every position, including the president and vice president spots, being unopposed. Although a number of factors resulted in almost every race being uncontested, The BG News has noticed that apathy from USG’s members is what may be the main cause. By not getting involved in some of this year’s biggest issues, members of USG have been apathetic in their ability to help create change on campus. The entire 93 percent of students who didn’t vote,


In a previous issue of The BG News, an outspoken columnist spoke out against gay marriage under the pretext of an association with “redefining words.” While I have the utmost respect for each member of the University community, I must vigorously disagree with this person’s premise. His argument, having been established to elicit emotion opposed to reason, compares the pro-gay movement with murder among both the Nazis and the Soviet Union. Furthermore, while this attempts to draw on historical principles, it does so poorly. The historical pretexts of marriage include several millennia of civil contracts rerouted to economic gain. In actuality, there is little historical premise to even justify state recognition of marriage, let


alone state endorsed selective exclusion of marriage. While this staff member’s interpretation of history is primitive at best, this is not what I take the greatest exception to. Instead, I must highlight the demeaning principles established in the previous column. In his column, he claimed that while homosexuals should be treated with respect, the future of marriage should not be held to a cause that assists only a few. As a heterosexual man, I find these words deeply offensive. What the columnist has essentially stated here is as such: He believes we should deal with homosexuals as any other group whom we must be reminded to tolerate. However, their civil liberties are not important to the rest of us. Stating that the benefits of universal marriage benefit only those who can marry as a result is beyond condemnable. As an American, I believe I have much to gain from actively fostering a society that defines individuals by

their character, as opposed to superficial stimuli. The columnist’s view is similar to an individual stating their belief that only females benefited from the 19th Amendment. For this reason, this argument fails to recognize the society-wide benefits associated with fair, equal and non-discriminatory practices. Now, to cite the AfricanAmerican Civil Rights campaign, he also stated in writing his support for “Separate but Equal” in today’s society. He wrote in support for civil unions, but against marriage. This issue is of the gravest importance. His argument for the importance of words appears to be laden with discriminatory tendencies. He believes there is hope for civil unions to be allowed, but he clearly does not quite feel ready for homosexuals to be allowed to use the word “marriage.” This, dear reader, is the definition of why the Supreme Court previously disallowed the practice of “Separate but Equal.”

“Perhaps one day we will be able to put petty squabbles behind us and focus on issues which are actually relevant to this great nation’s success.” In actuality, we all have much to gain from allowing gay marriage. Perhaps one day we will be able to put petty squabbles behind us and focus on issues which are actually relevant to this great nation’s success. Maybe we will even have a time when false arguments are not made under historical pretext. Until that day comes, arguments in history should be left to the historians while others can focus on their specialization.

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BG baseball swept Toledo in three games at home this past weekend By Tyler Buchanan In Focus Editor


AARON LOCONSOLE braces and prepares to swing at an incoming pitch in a game against Western Michigan earlier this season.

Errors plague softball Falcons lose three out of four conference games to Buffalo, Kent State

By Ethan Easterwood Sports Editor


SENIOR INFIELDER Hannah Fulk bats a ball down the foul line toward Kent State infielder Abbey Ledford Sunday.

The softball team mustered one win in a weekend of doubleheaders and errors against Buffalo and Kent State. Friday the Falcons split with Buffalo in two games losing game one 2-0 and winning game two 2-1. Game one was led by Marisa Shook who went 2-for-3 and a double, however she wasn’t able to drive any runs in for BG. Buffalo didn’t get on the board until the fourth inning when Sammi Gallardo, who leads the Bulls offensively this season, managed to get on base due to an error. BG would commit two errors in the inning that resulted in Gallardo and Alyssa Ward to score the only runs off of the game on just one hit. “Our defense has been strong all year,” coach Shannon Salsburg said. “This is one of the first times I can remember that it cost us.” BG would outhit the Bulls six to one, but would commit three errors throughout the game. “We just killed ourselves in game one,” Salsburg said. “Our defense, which has been very very solid and don’t let us down much, cost us big, and then we just didn’t hit in our runners.” Pitcher Jamie Kertes was cred-

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BG baseball is enjoying its first significant winning streak of the season after sweeping Toledo for three games during the weekend on the road. Four wins in a row put the team at just 11-19 overall, but in the MidAmerican Conference, the team is back even with a 6-6 record. BG starter Cody Apthorpe (3-2) has found his rhythm as the team’s ace, pitching his third consecutive scoreless start on Friday. His scoreless innings streak now extends 22 1/3 inning frames in victories against Toledo, Central Michigan and Eastern Michigan. Apthorpe went eight strong innings to improve his record to 3-2 on the season, giving up just six hits, all singles. He walked four and struck out as many before turning it over to Nick Bruns to shutout the game. The BG offense gave Bruns an easier assignment than expected headed into the bottom of the ninth. The Falcons clung to just a onerun lead for much of the game before breaking out in the ninth. Nick Glanzman hit a two-run double, followed by another twobagger by Jeremy Shay to score another pair of runs. With a 5-0 lead, Bruns completed the shutout in one-two-three fashion. Saturday’s game was less of a pitcher’s duel, thanks to the biggest offensive outburst from BG this year as the Falcons clinched the series with a 14-1 win. Mike Frank turned in one of his stronger outings of the season, going eight innings of one-run ball in moving his record to 2-5. Toledo starter Cameron Palmer struggled working through the Falcons’ offense, his efforts made worse by paltry defense behind him. In the fifth inning, BG plated six runs, largely due to a trio of errors from the Rockets. In total, the Falcons amassed 14 runs on 18 hits. In the highest scoring game of the season for BG thus far, the Falcons also walked six times while recording just three strikeouts. Only three of the 18 hits were for extra bases. Logan Walker slammed a pinch-hit home run in the ninth inning as one of five Falcons to record a pair of runs batted in. BG completed the sweep on Sunday, with late-inning runs contributing to a 6-3 victory. The game was scoreless until the fourth inning, when the two teams traded two-run innings. From there, Toledo took a brief 3-2 lead on an RBI-single off of reliever Ethan McKenney.

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Spring football scrimmage success Annual game shows promise for upcoming season By Alex Krempasky Assistant Sports Editor

The 2013 edition of the annual spring football game is a game that BG, at least the Orange squad, would like to carry on to next season. The Orange squad won the game 34-7 against the White squad, highlighted by a 28-point second quarter including 29-yard pass from quarterback Matt Johnson to wide receiver Shaun Joplin and two rushing touchdowns by running back Jordan Hopgood. Hopgood’s playing time was minimized this past season due to an injury but saw a significant amount of time on both the Orange and White squads this past Friday. “No matter who you are, you always have to play with a chip on your shoulder and I feel like I do that at times,” Hopgood said. “But at the same time when we’re winning that’s the most important thing. It’s a team game, just not one person.” Another highlight of the spring game came at the quarterback position, which showed to be a competitive position battle between this past season’s starter Matt Schilz and this past season’s backup Johnson. Johnson led both squads with

123 passing yards, completed 12 of his 23 passes for one touchdown and had a couple chances to run including a 20-yard run, which marked the game longest running play. Schilz threw for 118 yards and completed 13 of his 27 passes for one touchdown that came late in the fourth quarter.” “You have to have two good ones,” Dave Clawson, head football coach, said. “We have not stayed healthy at the position since I’ve been here, except the first year with [Tyler Sheehan] and we’re going to let that thing play through the summer and play through camp and I think they’re both playing better.” The spring game also marked the debut of quarterback James Knapke, who was redshirted this past season. Knapke threw for a total of 64 yards with five completions as a member of both squads. “I’m excited about James Knapke as well,” Clawson said. “I think as he learns the offense and he learns to play faster, I think he’s a very talented quarterback.” The Orange squad prevented the White squad from scoring a single point for three quarters before letting up a 6-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Schilz to wide

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Friendship with Christ endures hardships of all kinds, lasts forever PHILLIP MARTIN COLUMNIST

I know a friend who will always welcome me back with open arms whenever I run away from him. No matter how many times I try to avoid him, he’s always waiting close by for me. I feel like my friend grieves for me so deeply when he misses me. He desperately waits for my return. No matter how many times I forsake my friend, I believe he still speaks good things about me. I also believe my friend fights for my name. I know how much my friend cares about me. Somehow he’s always abounding in faithful love. Some may wonder, “What person would be this good to a friend?” Who would continually love a person so uncondi-

tionally? Even when their friend hurts their feelings? When their friend many times forsakes them? “Phil, who is this great friend you have?” you may ask. I answer that my friend is Christ. You may ask me “Why? Why Jesus, Phil? What’s so good about having this friendship with Christ?” Well, I discovered this answer back in January. Back then, I had a tough time with my faith. In fact, I actually felt faith-less. Hopeless, I seriously doubted God’s goodness. Never doubting God’s existence, I began rejecting the truth. I became unsure about God’s character. At the time, I was struggling with the hurt of social difficulties and failed relationships that never would reconcile or form. I started to believe God was cruel and unfair and there was no hope in Him at all. Suddenly, I had a change of heart after speaking to

some great people in my life. Particularly one conversation I had with someone over Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend led me to some truth. Out of nowhere, I started thinking about a few verses. I looked them up to refresh my memory. II Timothy 2:11-13 says: “… If we have died with him, we will also live with him; 12 “if we endure, we will also reign with him; if we deny him, he also will deny us; 13 “if we are faithless, he remains faithful— for he cannot deny himself.” Verse 13 won my heart back to Christ. After processing it, I believed it made sense. It is taught that God is faithful and abounding in love. Throughout Scripture, we can find evidence of this. For example, see Psalm 103, my favorite Psalm. If God is faithful in his

love for us, why would he ever forsake us? If he ever were to forsake us, he would go against his character. If he were never faithful in his love to us, he would not be God. Thanks to this epiphany, I realized that it is only me doing the forsaking whenever I have disbelief. If I ever choose to leave the faith, it is only me walking away from God. Christ will always be waiting for me to return to Him. I also bet it breaks Christ’s heart that I would ever want to reject such a precious gift of life and joy to share with Him forever. So when I thought about coming back to Christ, I conceived an image in my mind of what this might look like: I thought about us hugging each other, sharing a warm moment like two long lost brothers who reconciled.



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JORDAN HOPGOOD runs away from the line and San Jose State defenders in the Military Bowl this past season.

FOOTBALL From Page 5 receiver Diontre Delk. The Orange squad’s defense saw a new player step up on its side of the ball, and that was the play of Kendall Montgomery at the defensive end that raised some eyebrows at the quarterback position. “[Johnson] certainly stepped up and made some nice throws and made some

SOFTBALL From Page 5 ited with the loss, despite giving up no earned runs. “When you throw a one hitter and lose by two runs, that kind of tells the story. I thought [Kertes] had an outstanding game. They hit just one ball to the outfield” BG would get some redemption in game two due in part to Katie Yoho’s performance. Yoho went 2-for-3 with a homerun and two RBIs. Paige Berger went a perfect 2-for-2 with a

plays with his feet,” Clawson said. “To me [Montgomery] was such a factor that I don’t know if [Schilz] had the same opportunity to make those plays. If he can continue to do what he’s doing has a chance to be a real difference maker for us.” Montgomery played time at defensive end during this past season but was primarily a tight end. Montgomery and the rest of the Orange squad’s defense recorded four sacks dur-

ing the scrimmage, which brought concerns to Clawson. “On the one side, I get excited about what [Montgomery] is going to do,” Clawson said. “But on the other side, I get concerned about the offensive tackle position. So that’s the mixed bag you get after a scrimmage.” The 2013 BG football team will make its debut at its season opener against the University of Tulsa Golden Hurricane on August 29.

double and run scored. In the third inning, Berger would hit to right field earning herself her double. Yoho came up next to the plate and drove them both home giving the Falcons their only two runs of the game. Buffalo would answer in the fourth with a run but Kertes’s pitching sealed the game for the Falcons, earning herself the win and the split on the day. “It was nice to come back, the pitching was there today,” Yoho said. “Jamie did a great job coming in and we just picked it up the

second game.” The Bulls would outhit the Falcons in game two, 7-5. The errors would continue to plague the Falcons during their doubleheader against Kent State. The first game, scheduled for Saturday, was postponed due to rain to Sunday. BG would commit four errors in game one against the Golden Flashes. Kent State would waste no time getting on the score sheet earning a run in the first inning due in part to a BG error.


MIKE FRANK pitches in a game against Western Michigan earlier this season.

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Like the first two games of the series, the BG offense came through in the late innings, with the Falcons scoring four unanswered runs after the sixth. Walker went 3-5 on Sunday as the team’s DH, including a double.

The Falcons would get the run back in the second off of Fink single to left field sending Giordano home for BG’s only score of the game. Kent State would then take command earning two runs in the third inning and a run in both the sixth and the seventh innings for a total of five runs. Imholz would earn the loss off two innings pitched allowing five hits. Kent State would complete the sweep Sunday afternoon in game two winning 1-0. The lone run came in the

In the three games, BG recorded just a lone error, one of the cleanest series of the season. Following a game at Notre Dame on Wednesday, the Falcons will play a three-game MAC series at home against the University of Akron. The Zips are just 6-17 on the road this season and 5-7 in the MAC.

first inning for the Flashes to leave the rest of the six innings uneventful. BG would muster three hits to the Flashes four in the game as the Falcons’ defense played their second clean game of the weekend by committing no errors. Kertes was credited with the loss and sits at 8-9 on the season while the Falcons sink to 21-14 (5-6) moving them deeper in the MAC East standings. The Falcons will look to regroup against Central Michigan, 21-12 (7-2), on Friday in a doubleheader.


Rugby sends B-team to play senior men’s club

With the A-side squad resting for nationals, the B-side Falcon rugby club lost to Eastern Suburbs on Saturday. BG decided to rest its starters because the national tournament is approaching in a few weeks. The team has been banged up all season long and forced to move guys around in the lineup to fill holes due to injuries. Eastern Suburbs, a senior men’s squad, is a team with several former BG players. A-side was looking forward to some good, hardnosed rugby, which both teams take a great pride in during the game. BG will be back in action this Saturday at home against Central Michigan. It is unknown if the A-side will play in the game, as the team will travel to Madison, Wisconsin the following week for the Sweet Sixteen.



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