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Black Mirror

Long Distance Love

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Players jump to make a catch during the intramural four-on-four flag football tournament on Sunday. This is the first time the sport has been offered for intramural players. Read more about flag football on page 10.

New tax bill will mean changes for Berry Endowment and corporate tax will be affected, tuition will not

impact on Berry College, Vice President for Finance and Corporate Treasurer Brian Erb said. “We will work hard to try to keep our tuition price from Berry College finances could be impacted by the tax bill being impacted by government regulations,” Erb said. passed in December. According to Politico on December According to Assistant Vice 22, 2017, many nonprofit colleges will President for Financial Services have to consider how the tax bill will Brad Reeder, tuition will not be affect philanthropic giving. The tax immediately affected, but the bill could affect the endowment pool changes in endowment tax and by about $600,000 per year, Reeder corporate tax rate will impact Berry. said. “We’re keeping an eye on The corporate tax rate has everything that is impacting our decreased to 21 percent, according to students and us as an organization The Washington Post on December as closely as we can,” Reeder said. 15, 2017. Large Berry projects, such “We’re keeping our ear as close as as Morgan and Deerfield Halls, are we can to the final details, so we funded through tax exempt bonds, but can be as best prepared when they the decrease in corporate tax rate will Brian Erb do come out.” require Berry to pay more interest to Details of the final tax bill have the bond holders. not been released yet, so it is difficult to estimate the financial “We’re waiting for word from our financial institution,

Bailey Dingley staff writer

We will work hard to keep our tuition price from being impacted by government regulations.

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NEWS 2

OPINIONS 4

FEATURES 6

our bank, to see exactly how that is going to play out for us, but we are expecting that to impact our operations through interest rates,” Reeder said. Accounting procedures will remain the same within the Berry financial offices and the college will not respond with a raise in tuition due to the weight of the reform. “Thankfully, the final version does not impact families as much as it does specifically us at Berry College,” Reeder said. The college felt that it was important for families to make sure they understood the bill before they voted on it. “Berry was very vocal while this was being passed around the House and Senate of the impact it would have to our students and families being able to afford higher education,” Reeder said. Berry College wants to increase enrollment, but the students and financial opportunities are the college’s priority, SGA President Kassie Jones said. “That’s what Berry is known for,” Jones said. “They try to help students as much as they can.” Jones encouraged students to learn about the tax bill and read multiple sources.

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SPORTS 10


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Music education requires heavy work load Cassie LaJeunesse deputy news editor While every Berry student is required to complete 124 hours of coursework in order to graduate, students majoring in music education must complete 130 hours, according to Stefanie Cash, director of music education. “With music education, it’s got to be a calling,” sophomore music education Wes Walker said. “It’s a huge commitment time-wise. It’s a constant rush, you never really slow down.” Within the 130 required hours, music education majors must complete music classes, education classes and music education classes, along with the regular General Education or Foundations courses. Music education students take a specific Introduction to Music Education class. According to Cash, this specified course is helpful because music classes are run differently from regular academic classes. The introductory class also teaches students to develop their philosophy of music education, which Cash believes is important because of the marginalization of arts programs at schools across the country. “[Schools] are not going to cut math and science and English, they’re going to cut music,” Cash said. “Part of what we have to do in [Introduction to Music Education] is defend our position of why music is vital and why it should not be eliminated.” Other classes for the music education major prepare students to teach children from preschool to high school in general music classes, instrumental classes and choral classes. Music education majors take instrumental and choral methods classes, as well as conducting, music literature, piano proficiency and education classes.

Students in the major choose an instrumental or a Holder believes that already having teaching opportunities choral track and learn specific methods. According to as a freshman will help him to be more comfortable in Cash, instrumental music education students must become the future. Twice a week, he helps teach choir classes at proficient enough in each instrument to be able to teach it in a Armuchee High School. band class, so they must take string methods, brass methods, “It’s a really good experience because I’m getting good woodwind methods, percussion methods and guitar methods. tendencies and breaking bad habits,” Holder said. “Being a music education major is a full time job,” senior Walker is involved in two teaching practicums this Rachel Mayo said. “The challenge to being a music education semester. He helps in the band and theory classrooms at major is not only that you have to do well Coosa High School. He also observes a academically, but that you have to perform kindergarten and a fourth grade music well. We have to be able to have knowledge class at Alto Park Elementary School and skill in ourselves so that we can then and plans to teach lessons there later in demonstrate that for potential students.” the semester. Because of the required class load, Although the music education music education majors often take more major is a lot of work for students, they than the maximum 18 hours that a student believe that it is worth it. Holder chose can take in a semester. Because most music music education because of the positive ensemble classes are offered for zero credit, influence music educators had in his life, Mayo is taking 19 class hours this semester, and he wants to continue that tradition. Walker is taking 23 and freshman Daniel “I want to be that good teacher that Holder is taking 22. you remember later on,” Holder said. “I “We start out in education classes the want to be a good educator, but I also Stefanie Cash first semester of our freshman year,” Holder want to be a good role model and a good said. mentor for the students.” Beyond the classes students take, Cash wants to provide Mayo believes that music education is important because music education students with opportunities to teach and it combines aspects of other disciplines. apply what they learn in the classroom. Students in her “Music a creative outlet that also crosses across every methods classes are required to teach within the classroom, other type of curriculum,” Mayo said. “In music, there’s math, and music education majors also have opportunities to teach there’s English and literature, there’s history, there’s anatomy. in local schools. The fact that you can be learning across the curriculum but “The way we learn to teach is through teaching, not by also be developing a talent and sharing a gift and working in sitting and watching,” Cash said. a team and creating something beautiful is important.”

The way we learn to teach is through teaching, not by sitting and watching.

Love sticks around

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PHOTO COURTESY OF BERRY COLLEGE CHOIRS FACEBOOK Rachel Mayo conducts a rehearsal at Berry’s middle school choir festival.

Last week, students across campus returned to their dorms to find sticky notes on their doors. The notes, each featuring a Bible verse, were left anonymously.


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Fawn events around campus Thursday 7:00 p.m. C-Micah concert in the College Chapel

Friday 11:00 p.m. Dana/Thomas Berry Late Night in Dana courtyard

Friday-Saturday 7:30 p.m. EMPOWER’s Vagina Monologues in Krannert Underground

Saturday 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Men’s and women’s basketball senior night vs. Oglethorpe in the Cage

Sunday 7:00 p.m. Andrew Peterson concert in the College Chapel

Monday 6:00 p.m. Valkyrie winter issue release party in Krannert Ballroom

Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Telluride film festival hosted by SOLE club in MAC Auditorium

Senior receives legacy award Jessie Goodson news editor

Each year the Daughters of Berry host a Founder’s Legacy Diner in conjunction with Founder’s Day and honor five senior Berry women who are identified as examples of Berry’s motto. One of the five candidates is then chosen to receive the Daughters of Berry Legacy Award. The five senior nominees this year were Nina Kowalke, Katie Doremus, Allie Pritchett, Alexadria Skinner and Abigayle Mason. The winner of the award was Katie Doremus. “I was really grateful and surprised,”

Doremus said. “It was a blessing in my life at to uphold Berry College traditions. She wanted them to build a museum for preserving that moment.” The Daughters of Berry, Inc. was created memorabilia and the many stories of Berry. The museum that was built in 1939 with the goal of is known and visited today as preserving the heritage and the Martha Berry Museum at traditions of Berry College. Oak Hill (opened in 1972). The group includes Berry The Daughters of Berry are alumnae and wives of Berry very active at the museum alumni who meet once in the and hold events as well as find months of Sep., Oct., Nov., specific pieces to be placed in March and April. A closing the museum. ceremony is held in May. Katie Doremus Some things that the Martha Berry was the Daughters of Berry do reason for the start of this today include selling Berry organization and continues to be a source for many of the ideals they hold. merchandise, cookbooks with recipes from the Berry’s goal was that the group would continue members and prints of Berry photography.

I was really grateful and surprised.

February 7

Fire Alarms Five fire alarms went off due to human error and malfunction.

February 8

Fire Alarms A fire alarm went off due to human error.

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PHOTO COURTESY OF DAUGHTERS OF BERRY FACEBOOK

Cassie LaJeunesse | CAMPUS CARRIER

Fire Alarms Two fire alarms went off due to human error and malfunction.

The Daughters of Berry sign along with some of the Katie Doremus receives the Legacy Award from model houses they have built of campus buildings. Daughters of Berry member Lori Frederick.

February 12

Fire Alarms A fire alarm went off due to human error.

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#notallmen Our View: Not all men are rapists but all men should speak up With the #MeToo movement making us vying for change. We should discuss more progress every day, Nassar’s sentencing sexual harassment cases and rape culture hitting the front page for several days and in our society without blaming the general Weinstein scandal population of men undergoing still further for the actions of a Speaking out for the investigation, the few. Speaking out for subject of sexual assault victims of sexual assault the victims of sexual and harassment has assault and making been on the forefront feel supported and making them feel them of everyone’s minds. enough to share their Discussions about how stories without fear supported enough to of retribution is not to diminish rape culture has been a controversial an attempt to put share their stories is and important topic all anybody else down. over the country. That’s where people The Carrier has not an attempt to put often misconceive the run several editorials purpose of this kind of concerning these topics discussion. anybody else down. because it is something It is also men’s everyone needs to be made aware of. responsibility to build up instead of tear However, as the topic gains momentum, down. Social media trends like “#notallmen” it’s important to take a moment to realize that have developed out of the ashes of these lifting one half of the population up is not scandals. Yes, not all men are to blame for necessarily putting the other down. the disgusting actions of those in power, or This is the responsibility of those of those taking advantage of others. But, despite

“How did you celebrate Valentine’s Day?”

knowing that, men feel the need to defend themselves by vocalizing their denial of the assumption over social media. Women know that not all men are rapists. Women are aware of the fact that the majority of the malepopulation was actually raised with morals and respect for others. However, even if this is a known fact, what is unknown is what kind of man that woman is sitting across from on a date or talking to at a poorly-lit gas station. Men shouldn’t feel like they’re being generalized as rapistsbecause of the actions of others. They should realize though that not knowing who you may be talking to, walking past or working for is a frightening thing when we live in the society we live in today. Just because not all men are to blame doesn’t mean that all men shouldn’t speak up. One way to continue to lift up women who have been violated is to help call their victimizers out. Men who take advantage of others hide behind the false identity of what

masculinity is. By being held accountable by men who actually respect others and are just decent people, men like Weinstein and Nassar are exposed and stripped of their efforts to make excuses for their actions. Fortunately, the issue of sexual assault and harassment has become a topic that has spread like wildfire, and progress is slowly but surely being made. To the men though that feel like this discussion blames them or puts the entire male population under fire for the actions of a few, that’s not the aim of the conversation at all. This discussion exists to continue to create a society where women one day won’t have to live in such fear. Until then, don’t sit back and feel as though you’re being blamed. Instead, realize what is actually going on and use your voice to join the conversation and condemn those who commit these crimes. The Carrier’s editorial opinion represents the views of the senior members of the Campus Carrier and Viking Fusion news staff.

“Netfix and Empowering Galentines.”

“Attending an immigration panel sponsored by Orgullo.”

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‘Black Mirror’ explores humanity’s tech paranoia AVERY BOULWARE editor-in-chief During the first week of this new Recent memes have circulated about the semester, my life void of tests and projects FBI agent constantly watching us through for the moment, I watched at least one our front facing cameras, similar to the episode of the new season “Black Mirror” blackmail that occurs in the “Shut Up and every night before going to bed. And boy, Dance” episode. Earlier this week, videos did it do a number on me. of robot dogs opening doors for themselves For those that have never experienced in a research facility in Boston went viral, the show, it is truly ahead of its time. looking eerily similar to the ones in the The show is set in the “Metalhead” episode near future, and each More than becoming of the show. The episode focuses on most recent season advances in technology uneasy with technology, of Black Mirror has and the moral problems played heavily with that come with idea of transferring Black Mirror highlights the incorporating it into consciousness and everyday life. Episodes making it eternal. from between 40 and our fear of the violence While this is not a 80 minutes, and each reality yet, researchers humans are capable are certainly toying tell independent stories of one another, acting with the idea. almost as miniature More than of committing. movies. becoming uneasy with The production technology, “Black value is breathtaking and the acting is Mirror” highlights our fear of the violence amazing, earning “Black Mirror” multiple that humans are capable of committing. Emmys. This sentiment is similar to the principle Reviewers have said that “Black Mirror” behind the Stanford Prison Experiment: taps into our already uneasy feelings about when put in situations of power or rapidly advancing technology around us. enablement, there are few boundaries

that humanity won’t cross. It’s shocking to watch, but at the same time, many of the situations that Black Mirror creates could be reality very soon. It’s haunting to consider how we would act in these same situations, especially since Brooker’s characters are often incredibly relatable and have incredible depth. We can sympathize with a mom that just wants to keep her daughter safe, even if it means manipulating what she sees. We can relate with a boy that made a mistake in private and will do anything to keep it from becoming public. Humanity can weaponize essentially any tool they develop. We are almost too smart for our own good. Manipulating consciousness or having virtual omniscience is within our reach as a society, but that doesn’t mean we should make it a reality. These complex subjects are incredibly important to consider as a society. Our moral code must remain intact, even as our technology continues to advance. Also, don’t watch “Black Mirror” every night before going to bed unless you want to spiral into an existential crisis. Just a bit of advice.

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Campus Carrier EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Avery Boulware NEWS EDITOR Jessie Goodson DEPUTY NEWS EDITOR Cassie LaJeunesse FEATURES EDITOR John Catton ASST. FEATURES EDITOR Leo Narrison ARTS & LIVING EDITOR Jameson Filston ASST. ARTS & LIVING EDITOR Kendall Aronson OPINIONS EDITOR Lexikay Stokes SPORTS EDITOR Claire Voltarel ASST. SPORTS EDITOR Chris Ferguson COPY EDITOR Michaela Lumpert GRAPHICS EDITOR Leo Narrison ONLINE EDITOR Kaitlan Koehler PHOTO EDITOR Bailey Albertson ASST. PHOTO EDITOR Katie Sweeney

Lent is about more than sacrifice It is that time of year again where you might see an unusual sight on some people’s foreheads around campus. No, it’s not dirt, it’s ashes. For many Christians, Ash Wednesday serves as the beginning of the season of Lent. The Lenten season is a period for Christians to prepare themselves for the most important holiday in Christianity: Easter. In order to prepare ourselves for this time, we spend the 40 days (representative of the 40 days Jesus spent in the desert according to gospels Mark, Matthew and Luke) in a state of introspection, prayer, giving and sacrifice. It’s a common misconception that Lent is simply a time to “give something up.” The season is so much greater and more meaningful than that. It’s not

a second chance to try your New Year’s resolutions, but a chance to become closer with God. By sacrificing things that keep us away from our time with God; be it TV, social media or other things, we have the opportunity to let God come closer to us and to improve our spiritual life. This idea is not even close to new. In fact, Lent has origins as old as Christianity itself, with documented evidences of Lent going back before Christianity was legalized in the Roman Empire in 313 AD. It became an official part of the Christian faith in the Council of Nicaea in 325 (yes that is where the Nicene Creed comes from). So what is up with those ashes anyway? Well, for most Christians its meaning comes from the book of Genesis from the Holy Bible, when God

“Making dinner for my roommate.” Mitchell Patterson sophomore

PHOTOGRAPHER Andrea Hilll PHOTOGRAPHER Luke Koferl

JOHN CATTON features editor

told Adam and Eve in Garden of Eden, “for dust you are and to dust you will return.” (Genesis 3:19 NIV) This verse is often quoted during the Ash Wednesday church service by the person who is applying the ashes. As human beings, we all know that our time here is limited, but Christians are not scared of death as it is through faith that they may enter heaven. To a Christian, wearing ashes on their foreheads is a visible symbol of their faith as well as a reminder of their mortality. This year, Ash Wednesday fell on the same day as Valentine’s day. Which, in my eyes, is more beautiful than ironic. As a Christian, I believe that on a day centered around the concept of love, how can we

“Alone.”

Eric Jackson senior

do any better than to celebrate the love that God has shown for us? What act of love is greater than by the one who “so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life?” (John 3:16 NIV) Even for those who are not Christians or those who don’t celebrate the Lenten holiday, Lent can still be a great time for introspection and reflection. I recommend that even as much as five minutes of true alone time, (yes, no phones, no TV) a day can do more for your well being than just about anything else. I think you would be astonished with how much better you might feel after six weeks! I wish everyone a happy Lenten season, and I wish everyone success on their Lenten journey.

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Madison Moak, junior

“The biggest struggle is that I don’t always know what is going on all the time. Because he lives hours away in DeLand, Florida, the only way I might know if something is going on in his life is if he tells me. We text as much as we can. He works during the day, but we talk at night. We also take turns visiting each other during breaks. I don’t think that long distance relationships are impossible, but you have to be very mature and committed for it to work.”

Margret Sillva, senior

“The greatest challenge is finding out when we can see each other. One time we went 11 months without seeing each other. That was very hard for both of us. The three-hour time difference in Los Angeles, California is hard too because I have to get up early for work and go to bed when its dinnertime for him. We usually get to see each other about three times a year. We’ve been long distance since High School and I’m very happy that we have been able to keep it up.”

Marc McLendon, sophomore

“We have been dating since winter break. We have known each other since preschool and I have always had a crush on her. She finally gave me a chance over the break. We are both from Frisco, Alabama and she goes to University of Alabama. We try to see each other every three weeks. We try to FaceTime every few days. It’s hard sometimes because of loneliness. There are times when I wish she was there, but she isn’t and that is hard for me but she is worth it.”

Emily Stenman, junior

“Its difficult, but worth it because he is my best friend. We dated for a year before college took us to different states (he is currently at Geneva College in Pennsylvania) which allowed us to have a good foundation. We are both from Northern Virginia and went to High School together. It makes going home a lot more exciting. We text every day and Skype once a week.”

Katie Brooks, junior

“My boyfriend and I are both from Woodstock, Georgia which how we met. We talk every day over text and FaceTime. FaceTime is harder to do since we are busy with work and school. Its not the same as if we both went to Berry because we don’t see each other all the time to still talk to each other often. We usually have to plan in advance when I am able to go home or when he can come visit me here.”

PHOTO CONTRIBUTED BY MARGRET SILLVA

Margret Sillva with her boyfriend, ER, while they visited Universal Studios.


Far Apart, yet Close at Heart John Catton features editor Leo Narrison asst. features editor

PHOTO CONTRIBUTED BY EMILY STENMAN

Emily Stenman with her boyfriend, Johnathan, in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania.

Katie Brooks with her boyfriend, Jacob, at KCAB’s Casino Night.

PHOTO CONTRIBUTED BY KATIE BROOKS

PHOTO CONTRIBUTED BY MARC MCLENDON

Marc McLendon gets a piggyback ride from his girlfriend, Whitney.

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Madison Moak with her boyfriend, William in DeLand, Florida.


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Winter Olympics continue to excite Kendall Aronson asst. arts & living editor

The 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea are now in full swing, kicked off by the opening ceremony on Feb. 9. The games will continue until Feb. 25. Here are some things to keep watch for while you cheer on Team USA. The Pyeongchang Olympics introduced four new events to the Winter Olympics. Mass start speed skating has been described as “NASCAR on Ice” by U.S. Speedskater Joey Mantia. It involves 24 speed skaters on the ice simultaneously completing 15 circuits around the track. The only previous mass start speed skating was held 86 years ago at the 1932 Olympics. Mixed doubles curling has also premiered during the games this year. It is the same familiar curling we all know and love, but this time it consists of paired teams of men and women. Big air snowboarding consists of competitors going down a large slope and performing one large jump which is then

scored by judges. Each athlete has three attempts to make the jump, and the middle score is used. Alpine skiing team event made its Olympic debut this year. Two men and two women from each nation compete against one another in head-to-head slalom races. The U.S. won the medal count in Sochi 2014, and with a variety of accomplished athletes we continue to have a shot at winning during this Olympic season as well. The U.S. continues to be successful in snowboarding. Our first medal was gold, won by Red Gerard, a 17-year-old snowboarder from Colorado, in the men’s snowboarding slopestyle. Chloe Kim, a 17-year-old from California, has also taken home a gold medal in Women’s Halfpipe. Kim qualified to make the Olympic Team for Sochi when she was 13, but was unable to compete because of her age. Many say that she is becoming the new face of U.S. snowboarding. Fellow American Arielle Gold won the bronze in the same event. Shaun White returned to the Winter Olympics in style this year. After missing the podium in Sochi, he won gold on Tuesday

night in the halfpipe. This will be his third gold medal in the event, after Vancouver and Turin. Another star of the American team is alpine skier Mikaela Shiffrin. She took gold in two events in Sochi at the age of 18, becoming the youngest woman to win slalom in Olympic history. She now is attempting to win gold in five events in these Olympics. The 2018 Winter Olympics have already been historic. North Korea and South Korean athletes marched during the opening ceremony together and the teams are competing on a joint team for the first time in women’s hockey. Russia has been banned from the Olympics because of widespread doping charges against Russian officials and some athletes. That being said, 169 Russian athletes are still competing in the games under the Olympic flag. Six countries will be competing in the Winter Olympics for the first time this year: Ecuador, Eritrea, Kosovo, Malaysia, Nigeria and Singapore. The United States has already had a strong start to the Olympics, and are set up to continue. The games are available to stream online or with Berry’s Xfinity package.

OLYMPICS MEDAL COUNT as of 8pm on Feb. 14

GOLD SILVER BRONZE TOTAL GERMANY

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Chris Arnold named Mr. Berry Six students competed in the Mr. Berry pageant held in the Ford Auditorium on Feb. 9. Sophmore Chris Arnold was crowned the winner by three judges and sophmore Joseph Aucoin was the runner up. The event was organized by the Student Government Association. Pictured: (left) Jake Hager, junior Jed Woodward, sophmore Chris Arnold, senior Anderson Carter, sophmore Joseph Aucoin, and freshman Samuel Perry. Andrea Hill | CAMPUS CARRIER

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February 16 Arbor Day

• 11 a.m. to noon • State Mutual Stadium The City of Rome Tree Board will host an Arbor Day event where attendees will plant a tree. The event is free.

February 16 - 18

“The Addams Family: A New Musical”

PHOTO COURTESY OF JESSICA HAYHURST Junior Caroline Russell (left), Senior Portia Delano and Senior Madelin Ryan pose in front of breakfast food provided for Delight’s Galentine’s Day. Several organizations and individuals at Berry hosted their own party.

Galentine’s Day celebrates female friendship Jameson Filston arts & living editor This past Saturday, I got the opportunity to experience something not many guys get a chance to experience. I was visiting my sister at Furman University when her friends were having a Galentine’s Day celebration, and they invited me. Galentine’s Day parties are usually all-girl events where girls can get together and bond without the pressure of guys. It is commonly attributed to the show “Parks and Recreation” and takes place on Feb. 13, the day before Valentine’s day. The party I attended was hosted by Furman’s branch of Delight, a college women’s ministry. When I visited the Galentine’s Day party, girls were sitting around a dorm room, catching up on each other’s lives. Pancakes and fruit were provided, and everyone was eating and talking. The atmosphere was very chill and relaxed. Despite being the odd man out, I felt welcomed and accepted into the conversation. Several Galentine’s Day parties have taken place on Berry’s campus in this season of love. They are

hosted by friends and organizations alike. Many parties say they offer an opportunity to build community with other females. Junior Jenn Breast has been participating in Galentine’s Day with friends since her freshman year, and hosted their third annual party this year in Elmwood Cottage. Breast said that the party was borne of the emotional turmoil that many of her friends experienced as Valentine’s Day approached, but it has since become a way to support each other. The group has Little Debbie snacks and tea to facilitate a time for talking about what is going on in each other’s lives. “It’s a time for us to love one another,” Breast said. “Having strong relationships with your gal pals is important.” The party was open to both residents of Elmwood Cottage and their female friends. Another Galentine’s Day event that was held on campus was hosted by Berry’s branch of Delight. Junior Jessica Hayhurst worked with Senior Ansley Shelton to organize the event. Hayhust said that the women’s ministry does community events to reach other girls across campus,

and Galentines Day was a good way to do that. The event was hosted on Feb. 9, earlier than the normal Galentine’s Date, but was attended by about 40 female students from Berry. The event featured pancakes, “speed dating,” face mask and nail painting. The girls also watched “She’s the Man,” which was voted for in advance on Instagram. The goal of the event was to get more girls involved in Delight as well as to build friendships and

relationships. “Delight’s goal is to have a women’s community that is based on vulnerability and giving women on campus a place where they can open up and find people that will walk through hard things with them Hayhurst said. “Hopefully this will be a starting point.” Hayhurst’s favorite part was the face masks. “We had a stress relief one because it was a stressful semester,” Hahurst said.

• 7:30 p.m. • Rome City Auditorium Darlington’s fine arts department will present “The Addams Family: A New Musical” The Sunday matinee begins at 2:30 p.m. General Admission is $10. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

February 20

NW GA Winds “Lift Every Voice”

• 6 to 8 p.m. • Rome City Auditorium NW GA Winds presents “Lift Every Voice” a Black History Month concert. It will feature music of inspiration and unity, featuring Rome’s own gospel choir. Admission is free.

PLAYLIST:

All The Adolescent Angst PLAY

12 songs, 44 min

TITLE

ARTIST

Sugar, We’re Goin Down

Fall Out Boy

What’s My Age Again?

blink-182

Paralyzer

Finger Eleven

Gives You Hell

The All-American Rejects

crushcrushcrush

Paramore

Girl All the Bad Guys Want

Bowling For Soup

Leave Out All The Rest

Linkin Park

Comatose

Skillet

Far Away

Nickelback

Smooth Criminal

Alien Ant Farm

Break

Three Days Grace

Kevin’s Pick: Last Resort

Papa Roach

Febrary 24

“Cinderella” opera with the Peach State

• 7:30 p.m. • Harvest Moon Cafe The Rome Symphony Orchestra chamber orchestra joins with the Peach State Opera Company to perform“Cinderella.” Tickets are $22 and $7 for students.

February 28

Garden Bros Circus

• 4:30 to 9 p.m. • The Forum River Center Garden Bros Three Ring Circus will feature many circus acts. Tickets can be bought online for $12.50.


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Intramurals add flag football tournament enroll more participants, so having been active in it at Kennesaw I was really inspired to bring it up here,” Kidner said. Kidner reached out to the coordinator at Kennesaw State to obtain their handbook Berry Department of Recreation introduced a new intramural program, for the sport and modify it for Berry four-on-four flag football, which held its players to use. Both Bradham and Kidner hope to tournament last Sunday. implement the intramural into a full season Valhalla hosted six teams of around 10 in the future. students per team to compete in a single“The long term goal is to make a league elimination tournament. The football field was split in half to have games playing out of it,” Kidner said. Bradham noted that simultaneously, which more games and teams also better suited could help players to the size of the sport. better acclimate to the While the intramural way the game works. players only trained While getting teams on Thursday and of four are easier for competed on Sunday, students to manage, the overall turnout there are still some was successful. questions involving “I think the the establishment of a intramural department full season. Figuring is trying to reach Robert Bradham out location, timing out and hit other and schedules are all a areas,” intramural potential project for the coordinator Robert intramural staff in the Bradham said. “This summer. Kidner’s ideal was a unique take on location for the league play would be one of our more popular sports that we Valhalla, however the intramural fields are have.” According to Bradham, only four doable. According to Kidner, the department participants per team creates action and excitement for all players on the would potentially have to remove another field, compared to regular flag football intramural sport in order to start the new which holds its season in the fall. Junior flag football due to limitation of time participant Dominc Miller noted this and space. He noted that spring is a busy difference but enjoyed having both time for the department, but they do not opportunities. want two flag football leagues in the same “I really liked this new intramural season. sport,” Miller said. “It’s nice to get to However, Kidner and Bradham look play flag football in both spring and fall forward to the sport’s fuu semesters.” Students still have time to register The idea for the intramural came from for other spring intramurals. The tennis graduate assistant Terran Kidner, who registration deadline is Feb. 17, ultimate played recreational four-on-four flag Frisbee and softball deadlines are March football during his time at Kennesaw State. 20, and finally the disc golf tournament “The games are quicker and you can deadline is April 10.

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“This was a unique take on one of our more popular sports.”

Bailey Albertson | CAMPUS CARRIER Players rush to make a quick play. Once the ball is snapped, teams had five seconds to make a pass.

Junior Dominic Miller talks with a referee between plays.

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Hirsh sets school blocking record record and continue to make strong defensive plays. “Coach Rogers set up the defense so that when the offensive player drives into the Basketball season is coming to a close paint, it will set them for me to block them,” and several players have have set new school Hirsh said. “Hopefully I can break the record records. Against Hendrix College, junior again next year.” Elijah Hirsh set the record for most blocks Although Hirsh has performed well in a game with ten blocks. This shattered the throughout the season, the team overall has previous record, which was only six blocks. not had the season they had planned for. But In the same game, he was the Vikings still have only one rebound shy of a chance to turn their a triple double. However, season around. throughout the season “If we win these Hirsh has accumulated 10 next three games, double-doubles. we have a shot Hirsh transferred at at the conference the beginning of last championship,” Hirsh semester from Reinhardt said. “This gives us a University and wasn’t chance to turn things Elijah Hirsh originally planning to around even though play basketball. What we did not have the ultimately attracted him strongest season.” to the team were their Hirsh thinks very values. highly of Coach “Coach Rogers ended up convincing Rogers, not only on the court, but off the me and getting me back into the swing of court as well. Rogers has helped Hirsh things,” Hirsh said. “Not only does everyone develop as a player and as a person. care about the sport, but there is also a strong “I think he’s a phenomenal coach and emphasis on academics. There is more of has helped me develop as a defensive a focus on bettering oneself on and off the player,” Hirsh said. “His knowledge towards court.” basketball is very important, but he has The way the team plays has also allowed taught me character and work ethic which Hirsh to be able to set the new blocking will help me later in life past my basketball

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“Hopefully I can break the record again next year.”

COURTESY OF SPORTS INFORMATION Hirsh transferred from Reinhardt University and is playing his first year with the team.

career.” Hirsh plans on continuing to play basketball past college if the opportunity presents itself.

“The goal is to continue playing after college, maybe a couple years,” Hirsh said. “But some people can play too long and you have to know when to just give it up.”

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Berry’s campus is home to many different animals, such as multiple species of cows, lambs, chickens, horses and (of course) deer. This semester, there have been many new baby lambs and calves. Pictured are a few of new born calves and lambs. In the dairy unit, calves are born year round, but this year alone there have been 8 new additions to the herd— 6 heifers and 2 bulls. As of this week, of the 46 lambs at Berry, 27 are ewes that have been born recently. According to Jay Daniels, department chair of the Animal Science department, this semester the baby animals are currently being used for ANS 426 Sheep Systems and Management, and will be used to teach about sheep behavior in ANS 429 Behavior of Domestic Animals. Students at Berry College are given many unique opportunities, such as working and treating animals of all kinds, providing handson experience in and out of the classroom.

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