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Campus Carrier Thursday Feb. 16, 2017

Vol. 108, Issue 17

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Junior Benji Britt works on a bike at the Viking Cycle Works shop. Britt is one of three students employed at the shop, which is open exclusively to students, faculty and staff.

Viking Cycle Works provides quick and affordable bike repairs Jacquelyn Pierce staff writer

Berry Viking Cycle Works has been a fixture in student life for several years. It all started with Casey Retterer, a Berry student who started the enterprise six years ago. “Casey showed (the student enterprise staff) that there are more benefits than risks, and clearly they liked the idea enough to invest the money into it and to keep us going and supporting us over the past few years,” senior Sidney Elston, general manager of Berry Viking Cycle Works and avid cyclist, said. The enterprise services Berry students, faculty and staff. “Since we are so close to the dorms, they don’t want us servicing outside people because then that would be having outside people too close to the residence halls,” Elston said.



The bike shop team does basic bike repairs. If there is a repair that requires a special tool or knowledge that the student workers don’t have, the shop sends the bike to another shop in town. “Usually people come in to get a check up or the brakes not working or gears not shifting,” Jordan Liebel, a repair worker at the shop, said. According to Liebel, Berry students prefer going to Viking Cycle Works to get their bikes fixed compared to other places in Rome mainly because of their prices. “Our prices are much cheaper than regular bike shops,” Elston said. “For example, the bike shop in town, if you want a tune up or brakes shifters—that would be anywhere from $80 to $100, and we charge $25. We try to keep things as reasonable as possible.” They also carry a small line of replacement parts, and partner with Cycle Therapy, a shop in downtown Rome who supplies their parts.



Junior Benji Britt, a repairman at Viking Cycle Works, explained the reasons they are cheaper than other bike shops in town. “(Other shops) are certified by all the different bike companies, and we are not,” Britt said. “They cater towards people who race their bikes and to people where money is no object for how much they can put into their bike. Our clientele is not that. No college student wants to pay $100 to get their brakes fixed, so we are definitely catering towards different types.” According to Britt, shop sales are increasing this year and the shop is becoming more popular. Cycle Works’ three employees normally work on four to five bikes a week, so the shop can often get backed up. “We sat outside Krannert every Tuesday and did ‘Tuesday tune-ups’ at the beginning of the year, and I think that was great advertisement, so I think a lot of people know we exist,” Britt said.




Thursday Feb. 16, 2017

NEWS Mary Boyd named Berry Provost Avery Boulware news editor

Mary Boyd has recently been appointed provost of Berry College. Boyd holds bachelor’s and doctorate degrees in chemistry from the University of Toronto and was a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow at the State University of New York, Stony Brook. She has held positions at the University of San Diego, St. Edward’s University, Georgia Southern University and Loyola University Chicago. Boyd plans to unify student experience at Berry instead of viewing inside and outside the classroom as separate entities. “I hope to help create those integrations of academics with meaningful work experiences,” Boyd said. Boyd said she has done work developing programs to

increase student retention and hopes to create programs to further a sense of belonging for students. She plans to do this through the further establishment of Living-Learning Communities, which incorporate curricular and academic components as well as a co-curricular component. Another part of Boyd’s plans for Berry is to “further faculty development to enable them to work effectively with students.” One way this plan could take place is through the integration of social media into classrooms by using tools that students already have. “I’m all about meeting students where they are,” Boyd said. Provost-elect during this transitional period, Boyd will be in Krannert Center Spruill Ballroom today for a welcome reception. On March 20 she will begin her duties.


Student team attends conference on substance abuse in student athletes

Cassie La Jeunesse staff writer

thought that student athletes drink in a month and how often they themselves drink in a month. The data was taken from a range of student athletes across several divisions and sports, In January, a group of Berry students and staff members and showed drastically different results than those expected attended the Athletic Prevention Programming and Leadership by Pifer. “Most people had never consumed alcohol,” Pifer said. Education (APPLE) conference at the University of Virginia “It was very strange and eye-opening that we have a worse in Charlottesville, Va. The conference was designed to train teams of student reputation, even for ourselves, than what we actually do.” This is the idea behind social norms campaigning. athletes and administrators in substance-abuse prevention and reduction methods for athletic departments. Berry’s team Generally, students’ perceptions of themselves and their peers are much worse than what the consisted of sophomore Peer Educator facts show. Trent Griner, Assistant Athletic “I think the performance Director Ginger Swann, Assistant Dean aspect is a big deal of it,” of Students Lindsay Norman and four Swann said, “and also the student athletes: sophomores Reagan misconceptions, like really Pifer and juniors Elizabeth Ragland, knowing what your peers are Jacob Delk and J.P. Chamblee. doing and what they’re aware of The conference was centered in terms of how much they drink around the seven “slice” APPLE model and how often they drink and developed by the University of Virginia. why they drink.” “Each slice is a different target Swann thinks that this area that your athletic department can program is important because of decide to put into practice,” Ragland Berry’s values. said. “While you’re at the conference, “For me, a lot of this stuff you are supposed to pick a slice that goes back to the roots of what you want to go back to your campus Trent Griner Martha Berry’s intentions were and target, and we chose the education in terms of the students,” Swann slice.” Griner believes that education is important when dealing said. “She wanted our students to be the best that they can be, with substance abuse issues on college campuses because and so I think it’s important for us to identify obstacles that many athletes are unaware of how substances can affect their could get in our students’ way.” Now that the conference is over and an action plan has athletic performance. At the conference, he learned that one night of getting drunk could negate two weeks of athletic been developed, the team has been meeting weekly to discuss implementing the APPLE strategies at Berry. Currently, they training. “We’re not an abstinence type of program,” Griner said. are compiling a survey to figure out the effects of substance “We understand different substances are being used. We’re abuse issues on Berry athletes. With this information, the just trying to give (the athletes) some ways to do that in the team plans to further develop educational programs about most responsible and healthy way that (they) can. They’re substance use, as well as resources for students who may struggle with substance abuse. working too hard to give up training days.” The first program that the team plans to implement is a Pifer recalled one presentation at the conference that used a method of education called social norms campaigning. student-led policy meeting for athletes at the beginning of Student athletes were asked two questions: how often they the fall semester. Typically, the athletic department hosts

Statistically speaking, student athletes nationwide are at a higher risk for substance abuse just because of the unique situation that they’re put in.

COURTESY OF APPLE TRAINING INSTITUTE a meeting every fall during which student athletes sign off on the athletic department’s policies. The goal of the new program is to make this meeting more engaging for the students, and to clarify to them what they are signing. “It’s going to address those (social) norms and address being smart with alcohol and talk about Berry’s drug testing policy, so that everyone’s clear on what we do here and knows what will be happening over the course of the semester,” Chamblee said. Griner is excited to get the team’s new programs off the ground, and Ragland looks forward to presenting their ideas to the rest of the athletic department. By educating their fellow students on how drastically substance use can affect their athletic performance, the team hopes to change the culture that often surrounds student athletes. “Statistically speaking, student athletes nationwide are at a higher risk for substance abuse just because of the unique situation that they’re put in,” Griner said. “My hope would be that, from the work we do, we see a change in the culture.”

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Thursday Feb. 16, 2017

10:00 a.m. Career and Internship Fair in Spruill Ballroom 5:30 p.m. Callings Dinner with Barry Griswell in Spruill Ballroom


4:00 p.m. Poetry and nonfiction reading by Patrick Phillips in College Chapel

10:00 a.m. Berry Trail Series: Bike ride to Lavender Mountain Summit

8:00 p.m. Easy Baked Improv’s Improvathon in Evans Auditorium

7:00 p.m. KCAB’s A Night in the Wizarding World in Krannert

1:00 p.m. Baseball vs. Emory & Henry at Ford Fields


Deadline to apply for Bahrom International Program Scholarship

Dahlia Elsayed’s “Off in the Woods Often” exhibit will be displayed in Moon Gallery from Feb. 6 through Mar. 9

Submissions are due for Ramifications

Health center branches out on campus with interdepartmental wellness app Jared Crain deputy news editor The Health and Wellness Center has created a new multifaceted app, currently named “Berry College,” that addresses personal and public health. Specifically, it emphasizes seven different dimensions that characterize a healthy lifestyle. Senior Hannah Rivers, who works in the Health and Wellness Center and contributed to the creation of the app, explained that the department wanted to expand the idea of student health beyond just physical illness. “The goal was to create something that was interdepartmental and would teach students about health,” Rivers said. “There are a lot of things that come together to create this overall picture of health, and so we have come up with the seven dimensions of wellness.” The seven dimensions emphasized within the new app are character, nutrition, physical, academic, emotional, spiritual and social health. Each of these dimensions appears as a separate tab on the home page of the app. Each tab takes the form of a branch on one large interconnected tree, which serves as the emblem for the app. “The goal was also to break down the dimensions and how Berry as a campus provides resources to establish those (healthy) habits in people,” Rivers said.

Anita Errickson, director of the Health and Wellness Center, explained that the many branches and facets of the app play into how each individual is doing as a whole person and as a member of the community. “You can place all the information you want in one location, everything to do with Berry College from fitness to what’s in D-hall today,” Errickson said. “There are many different elements to health and wellness, and all the different branches play into it at some level.” While much of the campuswide information included in the app is made known in some form or another to the general public, the app allows for all wellnessrelated issues and activities to be accessed in a single spot. “We wanted it to be easily accessible at the touch of our fingertips,” Rivers said. “It’s all in one place where students can easily find out what’s going on and how they can get more involved.” While the app is primarily informational, there are also some interactive features that allow for more campus involvement with regard to the all-encompassing idea of health. For instance, on the nutritional branch, a tab called “My Diet” calculates student calorie input for the day. Another tab on the social branch called “Roll Call” allows students to post pictures of what’s going on around campus and in the community. According to Debbie Heida,

February 10

Medical Medical Assistance was reported in the Townhouse complex.

February 11

Malfunction A fire alarm malfunction was reported in Townhouse J-1.

February 12

COURTESY OF HEALTH AND WELLNESS CENTER vice president of student affairs and dean of students, not only does the app make it easier to become involved in wellnessrelated activities, but it also makes trips to see nurses easier and more organized at the click of a few buttons. “One of the biggest things that I hope will drive students to the app is the ability to make an appointment at the Health and Wellness Center,” Heida

said. “We hope that that’s a huge improvement in how students experience the place.” According to Errickson, the app still has a few bugs that need fixing, but it is already up and running, and the developer should have it glitch-free very soon. The “Berry College” app is currently available for download in the App Store for both Apple and Android.

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Malfunction A fire alarm malfunction was reported in the third floor of Ford Music Hall.

February 12

Fire Alarm A fire alarm was reported due to cooking smoke in Catherine Cottage.

February 13

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OPINIONS Our View: Where do you get your news? As Americans, we pride ourselves on our democratic form of government. We cling to deep-seated values of truth, justice and government for the people, by the people. A well-informed public is key to democracy. Without one, democracy fails. As Nelson Mandela once said, “An educated, enlightened and informed population is one of the surest ways of promoting the health of a democracy.” However in this era of fake news and alternative facts, how are we supposed to be the “educated, enlightened” public that our democracy needs? How can the public elect leaders or vote on local policies without being informed? Where you get your news is almost as important as whether or not you seek out the news. A 2015 Pew Research Center study revealed that 61 percent of millennials and 39 percent of Baby Boomers get their political news from Nelson Facebook. If you only seek out your news on social media, you may only be reading stories that your friends are passionate about

enough to share, or fake news from websites claiming to be legitimate. It is important to be wary when getting your news from social media. Though the immediacy of Twitter and Facebook is appealing to many people, the complexities of the world we live in are difficult to sum up in 140 characters. As college students, this is the time in our lives where our views will be constantly changing and tested. This is the time to stop getting your news from whatever biased articles your parents or friends are posting, to search out the truth on your own. Though it can be easy to be tricked by fake news, the best way is to check with several, long-standing news organizations. Do not just get all of your news from the same place. Rather try to get as many viewpoints on politics, economics and ecological issues as you can. Exposing yourself Mandela to differently leaning sources could reaffirm your ideals and remind you why you believe in them, or they could open your mind to a new point-of-view you

An educated, enlighted and informed population is one of the surest ways of promoting the health of a democracy.

would not have considered before. It is essential to be well informed, and not only around voting season. Keeping up with the state of the world is the small price to pay in order to be an active participant in it. We have no right to complain about our democracy if we do not use available resources to educate ourselves. Even though jokes and sly comments about fake news and alternative facts can be amusing, they are insulting to our intelligence and our potential as a nation. We can do better than regurgitating information we read on our Facebook timeline. We can do better than saying we might as well not read the news at all because we do not know what is real and what is fake. We can do better than laughing about the diminishing reputation of the media. In order to have a flourishing democracy, and a better nation overall, we need to actively seek out credible news sources. We need to encourage others to stay informed and to stop settling for spoon-fed articles that do not challenge or inform us in any way. Democracy can only function with an educated and vocal public. Do your part.

The Carrier’s editorial opinion represents the views of the senior members of the Campus Carrier and Viking Fusion news staff.

‘Star Trek’ pioneered diversity in television Kendall Aronson asst. arts & living editor Last year marked the fiftieth anniversary of one of the most iconic television shows of all time, “Star Trek.” I grew up watching “Star Trek” reruns after I got home from school each day and with my parents on many a night. My parents are Trekkies, so I guess I got it from them, but it wasn’t until I was much older that I truly realized what an important impact it had on the world. “Star Trek” was first released a little over fifty years ago and during that time we were a nation full of tension. Martin Luther King Jr. was fighting for civil rights and we were in the Cold War. Gene Roddenberry created a show about the future with an interracial cast and lots of moral-questioning episodes. This cast included Chekov (Walter Koenig), a Russian who was working with the American Captain Kirk (William Shatner) in perfect harmony. It also included Lt. Uhura (Nichelle Nichols), a black woman who was the highest ranking officer on television who was either female or black at the time. She was powerful and she didn’t take no for an answer. She was a part of what is regarded to be the first interracial kiss on television, between Uhura and Kirk. Her role on the show was so important to minorities at the time that when she was considering leaving the show to pursue acting on Broadway, Martin Luther King Jr. himself called her and urged her to stay. He also said she had “the first non-stereotypical role portrayed by a black woman in television history.” She influenced many people by her role on the show, especially young audiences. These included Whoopi Goldberg, who decided to pursue acting because of Nichols’ character. Goldberg eventually demanded a role on “Star Trek the Next Generation” because of Nichols as well. Astronaut Mae Jemison, the first African-American woman to go into space with the U.S. space program, also cites Nichols’ character as inspiration.


The “Star Trek” franchise currently comprises six television series and 13 movies. Their newest series, “Star Trek: Discovery,” will air on CBS in May. “As a little girl growing up on the south side of Chicago in the ‘60s, I always knew I was going to be in space,” Jemison said. At the time, however, the show was thought to be too radical. It was cancelled after only three seasons. Thankfully, this was not the end of “Star Trek.” The reruns of the show that would play at odd times of day began to gain momentum. Eventually, a cult following began to develop around the show. Because of these newfound viewers, the franchise began to make the original “Star Trek” movies. They then created a spinoff series, and movies off of the spinoff series. The

franchise is now comprised of six television series and 13 movies. There is also a new television series coming out in May called “Star Trek: Discovery”. Among its other influences, the series has also created an increased interest in space exploration. Many real stars and planets have been named after the creator Gene Roddenberry and famous characters such as Spock. It also influenced the creation of many other science fiction productions like Star Wars. One of the coolest things that made me gravitate toward the show as a child was, unlike many other science fiction shows,

it has a positive vision of the future. The future depicted by “Star Trek” is one in which we have moved beyond lots of our prejudices, and in each episode they tackle topics like racism, religion, death and euthanasia. “Star Trek” has never been afraid to tackle topics that create a divide among people. By using alien encounters as a metaphor for our own faults, we can more easily learn about them. “Star Trek” continues to be an influential and important part of my life and it has shaped the person I’ve become. If you haven’t seen “Star Trek,” you should. It’s all on Netflix.



The Avett Brothers are a cross-genre band with a unique sound. They are currently on tour in North America.

Why aren’t you listening to the Avett Brothers? Jessie Goodson features editor What do you get when you combine two musical farm boys, a Korean cellist, an Italian pianist, a Floridian drummer, a Jersey boy violinist and an entrepreneurial fiddler? Urban Dictionary describes The Avett Brothers as “the ultimate combination of banjos, screaming, intense facial hair and awesomeness.” With a quick look at The Avett Brothers’ website, you can gain an insight to who the band was, is and will be. It’s hard to give them one genre; you can’t really. They’re a combination of folk, rock, bluegrass, punk, country and Americana. You never know what the next song will hold that’s what makes listening to them so intriguing. Seth and Scott Avett grew up on a small farm in Concord, N.C. They were two young boys with big city dreams taking local piano and guitar lessons. Originally, they started a rock-and-roll band called “Nemo” in the late 1990s. Eventually, they realized that they weren’t the rockers they thought themselves to be, so naturally they began to do what all failed rockers do: play folk. Actually, the brothers just wanted to play original songs

to people who would listen. The brothers’ first addition was their pianist and violinist, Bob Crawford, a New Jersey man who moved south to play music. Next was Joe Kwon, a Korean-born cellist who quit his day job at a successful computer company to play music full-time.

The Avett Brothers have something for everyone. Get on Spotify and set your inner banjo free. Soon after, the band added three touring members. Italian musician Paul Defiglia joined the brothers in 2011. Defiglia played the only upright bass solo in the 35-year history of “The Late Show” with David Letterman. Miami-born Mike Marsh gave the band rhythm in 2012 with his drumming skills. With a full team of six men, the band felt that they were missing any sort of femininity. So they recruited internationally-touring

fiddler, Tania Elizabeth, in 2013. Over time and many album releases, the band added members but never changed that folky bluegrass sound they’re known for. All of their music is engulfed in emotion, depression, pain, love and passion. They sing about real human experiences that they’ve had because they know that other people will understand them. “Decide what to be and go be it,” The Avett Brothers. The Avett Brothers have recorded 18 albums of original music, including LPs, EPs, live albums and singles, since it was just the two original brothers. Their first two albums, “Country Was,” in 2002, and “A Carolina Jubilee,” in 2003, set the stage for their raw and simplistic sound. The harmonies between the two brothers combined with all-American folk intertwine perfectly and give you a sense of what to expect from the band. “The day will come, the sun will rise, and we’ll be fine,” The Avett Brothers. The Avett Brothers have released four live and two commentary albums. Listening to these can really give you a sense of what a concert or a day with the band would be like. They share their songwriting experiences and before you know it, you’ve listened to five different

albums and cried over all of the commentary. Trust me, I’m speaking from experience. Their latest album, “True Sadness,” released in 2016, is just what it sounds like, true sadness. I mean that in the best way possible; it’s arguably my favorite album they’ve done. It’s a wonderful mixture of sorrow and joy, along with harmonies that somehow remind you of The Beatles and Bob Dylan at the same time. “Divorce Separation Blues,” “Victims of Life” and “Ain’t No Man,” featured on “True Sadness,” are proof of how diverse the Avett Brothers really are. The Avett Brothers have received four Americana Music Awards and have been nominated for four more. In 2013, they were Grammy nominees for Best Americana Album with “The Carpenter.” This year, in 2017 they were nominated for two Grammies, Best American Roots Performance with “Ain’t No Man,” and Best Americana Album with “True Sadness.” Maybe you’re not a folk fan, or maybe you’ve never listened to it before. But take it from me and the other million monthly listeners; The Avett Brothers have something for everyone. Get on Spotify and set your inner banjo free.


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Thursday Feb. 16, 2017

FEATURES Jessie Goodson features editor Leo Narrison graphics editor

Never Too Late: Berry’ Jessie Goodson features editor Jeanne Cahill first enrolled at Berry in 1949. Fifty-eight years later at the age of 74, she graduated at the top of her class. It’s not very often that you see non-traditional students at Berry. We only have about 2,200 students enrolled here, so students in these situations tend to stand out. When I was given the opportunity to write about an older person taking classes here, I was immediately intrigued. My problem was that I didn’t know where to look, as I hadn’t ever been in a class with anyone but millennials. Then someone told me about Jeanne Cahill. I found Cahill on Facebook, and she was more than happy to speak with me. All I knew about her was that she went to Berry as an adult. I soon learned that Cahill was from my hometown of Alma, Ga. Alma is a very small town in southeast Georgia with a population of 3,500 people. It’s located in Bacon County, which has a total population of 11,000. Compare that to the Rome population of 36,000 and it’s amazing that she and I connected. Even better than that, I have known her sister-inlaw Jeanne Taylor, who lives in Alma, for most of my life. Our connection to Alma isn’t the only thing that’s interesting about Cahill; her entire story is intriguing. Cahill and I went to the same small high school in Bacon County. She graduated in 1949 at age 16. After high school, she moved to Rome to go to Berry College as a home economics major. She attended Berry from 1949 to 1951. After going to college for two years, Cahill decided to move to Atlanta at age 18 to be with friends. She had plans to complete her education there, but got busy and never got around to it. In

the 1950s, there was a lo to get married and have Young women coming o encouraged to put famil higher education and Ca that. “If I had had a differe of high school, my life different,” Cahill said. Cahill and her husb supplying high-end ex homes in 1982. They ma 12 years before a larger c it out in 1994. While juggling their being a stay-at-home m concerned with helping difference. While in Atlan scholarship committee f 12 years and was a stron rights. She also work Foundation and Jimmy Conference of Families. “I got more out of it t Three kids, a happy m business career later, C Rome. She then decide to go back to school and “When we ended up need to finish my college Cahill re-enrolled at B The school was able to fi first two years there fro her credits transferred. C English this time. She ha and writing, and wanted Cahill graduated from of the class of 2007 whe She received a degree i involved in writing clubs

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than I gave,” Cahill said. marriage and a successful Cahill ended up back in ed she had enough time d finish what she started. p in Rome, I thought, ‘I e education,’” Cahill said. Berry in 2005 at age 72. find her records from her om 1949-1951 and all of Cahill decided to major in as a passion for reading to further pursue that. m Berry as valedictorian en she was 74 years old. in English and had been s and groups on campus.

During her time at Berry, she said that all of the students were very welcoming to her and often invited her to get involved in school activities and programs. One thing that Cahill noticed when she went back to school as an experienced adult was the difference in the students. It may have been the fact that her high school was so small, but the curriculum was very different than what students learn now. “High schools nowadays are better preparing students for college,” Cahill said. All of Cahill’s children were already out of school by the time she went back to Berry. She now has one daughter in Atlanta, one son in New York State and another son here in Rome. Since graduating from Berry, Cahill has become very involved in the Rome community. She is on the board for South Rome Redevelopment Corporation and the Rome Area Heritage Foundation. She is also active with St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Rome, the Democratic Party in Rome, the South Rome Community Association and the AIDS Resource Council of Rome. Cahill loves gardening and engaging with the community. “If you’re going to take up space on this earth, you’ve got to give something back,” Cahill said. Cahill has taken another writing course at Berry since graduating and stays involved with the community. Her great neice, Sage Davis, is currently enrolled here. Cahill has also written various papers and essays regarding women’s rights that are available through Georgia State University. I had a wonderful experience speaking with Cahill and hearing about her life. I think we all have something to learn from her; it’s never too late to finish something and anyone can make a difference by just reaching out in your very own


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Thursday Jan. 26, 2017

February 17 – 19

“You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown”

• 8 -10 p.m. • Historic DeSoto Theatre Rome Little Theatre presents “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” at the Historic DeSoto Theatre. Doors open at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and open at 2:30 for the matinée on Sunday. Tickets are $18 for adults and $16 for students.

February 17 – 19

Winter Musical: “Once On This Island”


Dana and Thomas Berry RAs pose with a picture of Martha Berry at the Dana Late Night on Saturday. The theme for the event was “80° Below.”

Planning for Late Night an uphill slope Jameson Filston arts & living editor

The 80s-Ski-Lodge-themed Dana Late Night was “snow” much fun for students, but required a lot of work to pull off. Late Nights can usually be counted on for good food, good music and a simple way to have a good time. However, these events don’t organize themselves. The resident assistants of each hall are in charge of planning, and several committees work together to make sure that the event fits together seamlessly and is a fun experience for students. Zachary McConnell, a junior and member of the logistics committee, said that there isn’t a strict model of what a Late Night should look like, so the committees have a lot of decisions to make. McConnell said that coming up with ideas was largely a group task, and the committees would throw out ideas while sitting together. Eventually they all voted on large ideas such as the theme, while committees made decisions on the details in their area of specialization. Planning is not easy, according to Nicholas Kaare. Since the Dana Late Night was the first of the semester, it was a bit of a time crunch. Kaare, a junior and a member of the food committee, said that the hardest part of his job was going to

the stores to check prices and figuring out if their Fornuto said she enjoyed talking to people budget could handle the food. However, Kaare off campus. This was the most difficult part of has done a Late Night before, so he was prepared her job, but the part she enjoyed most. Working for the crunch. around others’ schedules “I had already was challenging, but she been through the fire,” found it both challenging Kaare said. and rewarding to interact Izabella Fornuto, with professionals outside a junior and member the “Berry bubble.” of the logistics Fornuto also thought committee, was also that working as a team was in a hot seat. Fornuto a big growing experience, was tasked with hiring especially since she has musical entertainment planned a Late Night for the Dana Late before. Night, but ran into She had to make sure Zachary McConnell difficulties of her own. that she was showing other With the allotted funds, RAs the ropes without they were unable to doing it all herself. hire an outside band or DJ, so a student stepped “You have to make sure you are sharing the in to handle the music for the event. work,” Fornuto said. The planning experience was an opportunity Teamwork influenced how work got done, to get exposed to skills and perspectives that the but deadlines were a huge motivator. Since they planners otherwise might not get to develop. only had a few weeks to plan, many decisions McConnell realized how much teamwork is were made by what they could get done with required for an event to pan out. the time that they had. However, the event “I learned to have a lot more respect for itself was worth the hassle to Kaare. my team members,” McConnell said, “I got to “Actually being at the Late Night and see their hard work and learn more about their getting through it is my favorite part,” Kaare characters.” said, “The rest is just a means to an end.”

I learned to have a lot more respect for my team members. I got to see their hard work and learn more about their characters.

• 7 p.m. • Rome City Auditorium Darlington School’s fine arts department will present “Once On This Island.” Doors open at 7 p.m. on February 17 and 18, and open at 2 p.m. for the matinée on the 19. Tickets are $10.

February 22

Sip n’ Paint Party

• 7 - 9 p.m. • 1205 Dean Ave. SE Rome, GA 30161 Artist Siri Selle will be leading patrons in a Mardi Gras mask painting. The event is hosted by Studio Siri. You must be at least 18 to attend and at least 21 to drink. The event is $30 a person.

February 24

An Evening on the Runway

• 7:30 p.m. • Historic DeSoto Theatre An Evening on the Runway is hosted by Redmond Regional Medical Center and features latest trends in spring fashion from local boutiques. General admission is $17.

February 26

30th Anniversary Concert 8th Regiment

• 3 - 5 p.m. • Second Avenue Baptist Church The 8th Regiment band will celebrate their 30th year of preserving music from the 19th century. Tickets will be $10 for adults and $5 for students.

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Sharing stories of women, empowerment

It can also be a very relatable production as a female, as well as enlightening you to the plights of your fellow women. If you’re not a “The Vagina Monologues”: It’s not a woman, it can be very educational. “Everyone knows a woman,” senior Heather traditional play by any means. It includes many individual monologues, each read out by a Pharis said. She has done the production before different person. They range in topic from rape and will be doing the “Moaner Monologue” this to love to birth. Some are quirky, some more year. “I love this show because I look around at heart wrenching. The subject is meant to be women and I’m like yes you are powerful, you raw and emotional. The production is being are important, and you are incredible, and you directed by Hannah Hammond and AnnaBeth are probably going through so much and you Crittenden, and is being co-sponsored by still are a warrior,” Pharis said. The monologues combat doubt and self EMPOWER and BCTC. “We want it to be the raw emotions rather consciousness among women about their than a polished piece,” senior AnnaBeth vaginas and about other aspects of their lives. “‘The Vagina Monologues’ is like a battle Crittenden said. cry for all women,” For this reason, there Pharis said. “Kind are fewer rehearsals than of like a realization a normal production moment for all the men would have, with an in the room too.” emphasis on emotional Another thing which freshness. It is a lot less makes “The Vagina like sitting down and Monologues” different becoming immersed from other plays is that in a different world, the playwright, Eve like you would expect Ensler, went out and in a production such interviewed different as “Wicked” or “The women for these Tempest.” It makes the stories. Each of the audience think, and the monologues is a true narratives are right in story, told from their your face. own point of view, and Don’t let the word in hearing those stories vagina stop you from the audience can learn attending. The show more about females is meant to be about everywhere. empowerment, while Heather Pharis “At one point in shaking some of those my life, I genuinely taboos surrounding the thought my vagina topic. The title and show itself bluntly ask to be paid attention to, and was only meant to birth babies,” Pharis said. “And it does have that purpose, but there are so that’s by design. “Behind even just the word vagina there are many other purposes now too. There’s a sense so many stories in that and finding strength in of empowerment with it.” Especially in the social climate of today, yourself and in your own beauty,” Crittenden said. “And I’m hoping the word vagina doesn’t “The Vagina Monologues” makes a very scare them off because the people who it might important statement. It is being performed at scare off are the people who need to see this Berry College on Feb. 24, 25 and 26 at 8 p.m. in Krannert Underground. show.”

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Everyone knows a woman. I love this show because I look around at women and I’m like yes you are powerful, you are important, and you are incredible and you are probably going through so much and you still are a warrior.

Crossword: Sexuality and consent ACROSS 8: Strength of emotion or an unpleasant or destructive natural force 9: An intense feeling of affection 10: The quality or character of a particular person or thing that distinguishes them from others of the same kind, especially when strongly marked 11: A homosexual woman 12: Non-consensual sex DOWN 1: Denoting or relating to a person whose sense of personal identity and gender does not correspond with their birth sex 2: Someone who is attracted to both males and females 3: The only organ in the body designed specifically for pleasure 4: To give permission for something to happen 5: To make someone stronger and more confident 6: The theory of the political, economic and social equality of the sexes 7: The female sexual organ


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Nationally ranked softball opens season 4-0 Haiden Widener sports editor Ranked sixth nationally for Division III, the softball team opened their season 4-0 this weekend after two games on the road and two at home. They started their weekend off in Montgomery, Ala., against the Huntingdon College Hawks. The first game ended 14-3, and the second one ended 9-0. The team then travelled back home to Berry that night and played two games against Piedmont on Sunday. Those games ended 5-2 and 8-0. “Although the scores maybe looked like it was a breeze, against both Huntingdon and Piedmont, we had two very close games that sparked a little competitive atmosphere,” Head Coach Cori Thiermann said. Even though they walked away with four wins this weekend, they are still hoping to improve the communication of the defense and

the focus and batting quality on offense. “Of course you want to walk away with wins,” Thiermann said. “But I think the bigger picture is walking away with a list of things we need to work on.” But this weekend, the team walked away with more than a list of improvements and four wins. On Sunday, Thiermann earned her 200th career win as Berry’s head coach. She started her first head coaching job here in 2008. That equals just over 22 wins per season over the Brittany last nine years. “I’m just really thankful that I can do it here at Berry,” she said. “It’s a really great school and program to be involved with, just a great place to be.”

Senior Brittany Ferrell began her final season on a positive note with five hits, six runs and three RBI’s. “I want to go out there and make it my best year,” Ferrell said. But she isn’t the only one determined to have the best year yet. Junior Brittany Tuttle went 9-for-12, scored eight times, had four RBIs and an in-the-park home run. She was not only named the Southern Athletic Association (SAA) player of the week, but also the NCAA Division III player of the week. “She had an incredible weekend,” Tuttle Thiermann said. “That’s 365 D3 schools, and she was named the best player.” Junior Kylie Aiken knocked out a home run against Piedmont on

We’ve worked really hard through the pre-season and I think that showed this weekend.

Sunday, and junior Kassie Howard earned SAA pitcher of the week, only allowing five hits throughout their four games. “We’ve worked really hard through the pre-season, and I think that showed this weekend,” junior Brittany Tuttle said. Since the team only lost two seniors last season and added six freshman this season, their expectations for the year are still set very high. “We want to work hard through conference and win the conference tournament,” Tuttle said. “We want to make it past regionals, then through super regionals and we hope to be out there during national championship day.” Losing in the regional championship last season has made them hungry to continue winning and go even further in the tournament. “They are very eager to give their best and know that it’s right at their fingertips,” Thiermann said. “There’s that want to take this team

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Men’s Tennis



Feb. 17 vs. Texas Lutheran @ 1 p.m.

Feb. 19 vs. Oglethorpe @ 9 a.m.

Feb. 18 vs. Emory & Henry @ Noon

Feb. 25 Berry Invitational @ 8:30 a.m.

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Women’s Lacrosse

Feb. 19 vs. Oglethorpe @ 9 a.m.

Feb. 25 vs. Hendrix @ 1 p.m.

as far as we all know it can go.” With a top notch team chemistry this season, players agree that this season will be one to remember for everyone. “We all gel really well together,” Ferrell said. “Coaches, players, we all click, and I think we’re the perfect group of teammates.” Tuttle added to that team confidence. “I can honestly say, with this being my third year, I feel like this is the best we’ve ever gelled together as a team,” she said. With the first weekend of play under their belt, they are ready to take on seventh-ranked Texas Lutheran and fourth-ranked Emory at home on Kay Williams Field this weekend. The team will take on Texas Lutheran twice on Friday, at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. They will face Emory twice on Saturday. Their first game, a Pack the House event, starts at 1 p.m. Their second at 3 p.m., finishing off their four game weekend.


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McLure closes out home career Dan Pavlik asst. sports editor

court,” McLure said. “My junior year we didn’t have any seniors, so it fell on the juniors to lead the Sunday was the last home team, and that helped my leadership game of the year for the women’s attributes grow. I’ve also played basketball team. They defeated and practiced with a lot of great Birmingham Southern in overtime athletes and was able to learn from them and further my own game.” 59-58. McLure is the only remaining Out of the 16 women on the roster, 15 of them will get the player on the team from her chance to play in the Cage Center original recruiting class of eight. again next year. On the other hand, Dunn expressed her thoughts about lone senior Valerie McLure has how far McLure has come since played her final 40 minutes on her high school. “She’s an extremely hard home hardwood. Dunn said. “She McLure came from Westfield worker,” School in Perry, Ga., where she was surpassed all expectations on and a four-letter winner in basketball. off the court. She’s a good athlete, She also ran cross country and was practices all heart every day, and is a state champion for tennis her a great leader.” McLure is just as impressive off senior year. the court as she is on it. She was the Basketball was her passion, though she turned down offers valedictorian at her high school and for other sports and committed to carried the academic excellence over into college, maintaining a 4.0 playing for Berry. GPA throughout McLure was her years at Berry. thrown right into In the fall, she will a playing role continue preparing as a brand new for an occupation collegiate freshman. in health care at the She played 572 Medical College of minutes and started Georgia located in 11 games. There Augusta. was no looking back Being the only after that. McLure senior on the team, has had a successful McLure took on career, amounting a leadership role to 572 total points whether she liked to date. To go along or not. with that, she also Whatever the averages about five case may be, she rebounds per game, has embraced making her a solid her role as a four-year player for Stephanie Dunn leader and has set the Vikings. examples for the Even so, McLure has progressed as a basketball next generation of Berry women player over the course of the last basketball players. “It was a little weird at first four years. “I’ve gained a lot more being the only senior,” McLure confidence and leadership on the said. “The girls are so encouraging

She surpassed all expectations on and off the court. She’s a good athlete, practices all heart every day and is a great leader.

Alexis Johnson | CAMPUS CARRIER Senior Valerie McLure (21) celebrates with teammates after the Vikings overtime win over Birmingham Southern. Sunday was senior day, the last home game for lone senior McLure. The season isn’t over yet, however, as the Vikings take on Oglethorpe on Saturday before heading into the SAA Tournament. and nice to me. We’re one big family.” McLure has a definite impact on the players of the future, so much so that her teammates even call her “Mama Val.” Whenever someone needed help

with anything on or off the court, McLure was always somewhere nearby. “They say I look out for them like a mom,” McLure said. “I make sure everyone’s doing what they’re supposed to and if anybody needed

anything they knew they could come to me.” The Vikings’ last regular season game is Saturday at Oglethorpe University. The SAA tournament begins on Feb. 24 as they look to make a deep run in the playoffs.

A transfer senior, the perfect fit for Vikings’ starting point guard

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Alexis Johnson | CAMPUS CARRIER First year senior Blake Jones looks to pass the ball during the Vikings’ 72-71 win over Birmingham Southern. Jones made an immediate impact for Berry as the starting point guard this year after transferring from Millsaps. Head Coach Jeff Rogers talked about how important Jones is to the team’s success. “There was a guard hole,” Rogers said. “It was a perfect storm where we were taking a guy who would fill a need we had and still be invested in Berry.”

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The Carrier takes home several regional awards The Berry College student newspaper, the Campus Carrier, earned eight awards for journalism excellence in this year’s Georgia College Press Association Better Newspaper Contest. The newspaper received the honors at the annual awards ceremony, held Saturday at the GCPA Press Institute in Macon, Ga. “I’m so proud of the dedication and hard work our staff puts in every week,” senior Rachel Yeates, editor of the Campus Carrier said. “While we do what we do for the Berry community, it’s always nice to have our work recognized by others.” Staff achievement within a variety of categories was awarded in the Senior B Division, which includes all four-year Georgia colleges and universities with enrollments under 8,000. Campus Carrier staff awards included: First place – Improvement First place – Best Campus Community Service – Editorial Excellence Second place – General Advertising Excellence Second place – Best Website – Viking Fusion Second place – General Layout and Design Excellence Third place – Best Campus Community Service – Sports

Third place – Best Campus Community Service – Features Individual Awards: (not divided by size of institution, but by class year at point of creation – Group I - freshmen & sophomores, Group II - juniors & seniors) Second place (Group I) – Best Sports Photograph – Bailey Albertson Kevin Kleine, senior lecturer of journalism and student publications adviser, said, “Berry student journalists are among the best anywhere and provide the campus community with content that matters.” Berry also had a GCPA board member elected during the Press Institute, Jessie Goodson, a freshman, as a Senior Board Member. “I’m very excited to be on the GCPA board, I think it will be a great experience and give me useful information as I enter the field of journalism,” Goodson said. Although the staff achevied several awards, they know it isn’t time to slow down, but rather keep pushing the newpaper to the best it can be. “No matter how we place or what awards we receive, the Carrier staff works every day to grow our coverage and better serve our community,” Yeates said.

Members of the Carrier staff attended the Georgia College Press Association conference Feb. 10 and 11.

Interested in working for us? The Campus Carrier is hiring editors, writers and photographers.



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