The Colonnade The Official Student Newspaper of Georgia College
September 20, 2013
Volume 90, No. 5
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First college night debuts at fair Gina Webber Staff Reporter College Night at the Oconee Area Fair will offer a night dedicated to campus philanthropies and organizations, including a vendor area similar to Bobcat Marketplace where campus RSOs can rent booths. Kappa Delta will have pre-sale tickets available for $3 at the A&S Fountain next Monday and Wednesday. Tickets at the gate will cost $5. College Night at the Oconee Area Fair will be held at Walter B. Williams Jr. Park (across from Yummo Yogo) on Thursday, Sept. 26 from 6-10 p.m. There will also be contests with prize money up to $1,000 in charity money
from the Exchange Club, as well as raffle prizes from local businesses. This includes a stitch letter contest, which will award the Georgia College Greek organization with the largest attendance at the fair with charity money. “We’re also doing a sheet sign contest. People will walk by vendors, sign their sheet, put some change in their jars, and by the end of the night we’ll count it up, and the top three will get money for their philanthropy from the Exchange Club,” junior rhetoric major Cydney Thornton said. The fair aims to raise money for the Exchange Club’s philanthropy: Prevent Child Abuse America, which is also KD’s charity. Prevent Child Abuse America benefits national and local child abuse
prevention agencies. During KD’s Shamrock Event last spring, the Exchange Club donated a lot of funds, and KD is hoping to return the favor with College Night. “They ended up donating a lot of money, and so this is how we’re kind of paying them back. They didn’t have a lot of college turnout in the past, and that’s a majority of Milledgeville,” junior rhetoric major Victoria Vanhuss said. Although the Oconee Area Fair has long been a tradition for the Milledgeville community, this year the Exchange Club wants to attract the GC community. There will be rides, games, food, contest, free prizes, live music, etc..
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Governor’s Mansion revealed Mark Watkins / Senior Photographer At the first blood drive after Barrett Roell took over as president, the number of units donated went up by 168 percent.
Blood Drive Barrett A double major with big goals for putting GC on the map Shayne Williams Staff Reporter
Mark Watkins / Senior Photographer Emily Fancher and Suzanne Avant, freshman chemistry majors, walk to their dorm after class. Neither of the two girls have been in the Old Govenor’s Mansion, but they say they’d like to.
A new book details the history of Milledgeville’s antebellum icon Sarah K. Wilson Senior Reporter The peach-pink stucco walls of the Old Governor’s Mansion have stood the test of time. The mansion has been a staple of Milledgeville for the past 174 years; its rooms having seen the most lavish of parties; its grounds the stage for antebellum dramas and political upheavals. Even General William Tecumseh Sherman, the leader of the infamous March to the Sea, found his way between the 32-inch thick walls of Milledgeville’s executive residence. Yet, though only a stone’s throw away from the front doors of The MAX, most Georgia College students don’t quite understand the significance of this historic building. “I’ve actually never been inside of it,” Dillon Jaskowiak, se-
nior marketing major, said. “I think it was the governor’s house in the early twentieth century.” Other GC students are equally unaware of the history of the mansion. “I don’t know anything about it,” Paige Ellington, senior art major, said. “I have always been interested in going [to the mansion], but I’ve just never gotten around to it. I know there is a lot of history behind it though, so I’d be interested in learning about it.” Conveniently, a new book has just been published by Mercer University Press detailing the history and significance of Milledgeville’s executive residence. “The Old Governor’s Mansion: Georgia’s First Executive
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How many hours does Barrett Roell spend in The GIVE Center? “Too many,” he said with a grin. It’s just what he does. Kendall Stiles, director of The GIVE Center and Roell’s boss, said, “I have a pretty high work ethic. I always have, and Barrett can blow me out of the water. He amazes me; I’ve never seen anybody just do whatever it takes.” Roell works four jobs outside of Georgia College, and he volunteers with Have a Heart Save a Life. On campus, he’s The GIVE Center’s Leadership Development manager and president of The GIVE Team, which is essentially a group of cheerleaders for the center. He’s doing marketing for the Homecoming Committee this year, he’s
president of blood drives at GC and he’s a double major enrolled in 18 credit hours. “I have a huge problem saying ‘no,’” Roell said. While it may be problem for his free time, it makes him an asset to the workroom. “We know that we are not going to be able to fill his shoes,” Stiles said. “We’re just very blessed to have had him for 24 months... He is a diamond in the rough. He’s just a gem, really.” Roell transferred to GC at the beginning of his sophomore year. He started donating blood at Gainesville State College, his previous school, and he found out that students would skip class for the day to volunteer at the drive. When he transferred he looked for that same kind of opportunity to give back to campus – one that didn’t re
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Off-campus bookstore closing Mark Watkins Senior Reporter Got Books?, the bookstore next to Amici Cafe on Wayne Street, will close its doors for good Oct. 31 after almost two years of declining sales. “We’ve tried every marketing thing we can think of,” Tracy Simmons, the owner of the bookstore, said. Simmons, a 1990 early childhood education alumna from Georgia College, took over the business in 2005 when it was across the street from PawPrints, the former location of GC’s campus bookstore and what is now the newly renovated music classrooms. Simmons points to websites like Amazon and Chegg for her declining sales, and she’s right. The books in her store can often be found cheaper online which is important
News Flash GC recognized by The Princeton Review GC was recognized by The Princeton Review on the “Best Colleges: Region by Region” list for the seventh consecutive year.
to college students with limited budgets, but the price is only part of the allure of her store. “I always tell people we’re more friendly here,” Alex Bullard, junior history major and employee at the store, said. “We’re more of the family feel.” It’s a mom-and-pop shop. Her husband helps out with interior work. Her three kids all help out at the store and have for years, but the closing comes at a bad time for her oldest child. Jessica, a student at Georgia Military College, recently moved out and picked up a job at Elite Gym, a gymnastics training facility in Milledgeville, when she found out her mom’s store would be closing. She thinks she’ll have to find something else to cover her expenses.
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Mark Watkins / Senior Photographer Tracy Simmons stands with her family and employee in front of a wall of student and customer signatures in the back of her store, Got Books?, that will close its doors on Oct. 31.
Quotable “Playing a zombie is just really fun.” - Sam Wilson, junior theatre major
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Sukkah built on Front Campus...............................2 New concentration in philosophy approved.......3
The Lost Boys............................................................7 Behind the pearl earring..........................................7
XC dominates home turf.....................................10 Loss and a win for soccer.....................................10 Community News.........................................4 Leisure....................................................................9
The number of fall festivals and fairs coming up in the Milledgeville area See Leisure on page 9
SEPTEMBER 20, 2013
. . T H E S H O R T L I ST Model of the union
The top news stories from all over the world as collected, curated and composed by Sarah K. Wilson
GC students practice African diplomacy and politics HELEN HARRIS CONTRIBUTING WRITER Georgia College students continue to involve themselves in affairs apart from their own and thousands of miles away from home, all the while still dedicating themselves to these foreign issues and taking genuine interest in the Model of the African Union. The Southeastern Model of the African Union (SEMAU) provides any student interested in African affairs with the opportunity to model the actual conference that takes place in Addis Ababa. Eustace Palmer, professor in the Department of English and Rhetoric, gives a baseline statement on the basic goal of SEMAU. “What we try to do is to simulate that meeting and we get the various colleges and universities in the system to select countries that they will represent, and the students that are selected will research into the countries,” Palmer said. Various crises that are happening across the continent are discussed at the conference; the background, history, political, social and economic situations of the countries are all thoroughly researched so that the students will represent them adequately. Quite a bit of groundwork has to be done before attending the conference, but the students always manage to feel prepared. Nicole Moyo, junior management major, has participated since her freshman year. “I think I was prepared enough when I did it because most of the people had the chance to discuss with the professors, and so they gave us a rough idea of what to expect,” Moyo said. “That
“The students, in preparation, have to inform themselves of all the issues that might be discussed in the committees.”
here is, of course, more gun violence to be reported. Thirteen people were killed in a shooting on Monday morning at the Washington, D.C. Navy Yard. Suspected gunman Aaron Alexis, who once worked at the base, was mentally unstable, saying that he thought people were speaking to him through “the walls, ﬂoor and ceiling” of the Navy base. Alexis was shot and killed on scene. (CNN)
urprise, surprise. The United Nations announced on Monday that it was sarin gas that was used on a Damascus suburb in Syria on Aug. 21, resulting in the deaths of 1,400 civilians. Using the nerve gas goes against rules set by the Geneva Protocol. Whatever the case, Russia and the United States continue to butt heads concerning who was responsible for the chemical attack: President Bashar al-Assad or Syrian rebels. (Reuters)
Eustace Palmer, English and rhetoric professor way by the time we were at the conference we were all prepared and ready to discuss and debate with people from other colleges.” Moyo represented Nigeria and South Africa her freshman and sophomore years, respectively. Issues she covered last year in her committee fell under renewable energy and sustainable development. The delegates at the conference work in one of ﬁve committees. “The students, in preparation, have to inform themselves of all the issues that might be discussed in the committees,” Palmer said. “It really is a big conference for students on African affairs.” After students work in their committees, the various countries go to their committees with resolutions. Palmer expanded on this idea. “For instance, one country might go with a resolution on how to settle the debt burden that so many African countries are suffering from, or how to promote intra-African trade, or how to lower tariffs among African countries, thereby promoting trade among African countries,” she said. “So
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At last, girls of Indian heritage too can aspire to advocate world peace
in swimwear. Miss New York Nina Davuluri became the ﬁrst woman of Indian descent to be crowned Miss America in this year’s famous beauty pageant. A storm of racist Twitter comments marred her triumph in the media, yet Davuluri did not take them to heart. “I have to rise above that,” she said, according to AP. “I always viewed myself as ﬁrst and foremost American.” (USA Today)
t’s everyone’s favorite ultraviolent video game! “Grand Theft Auto V” made $800 million worldwide in the ﬁrst 24 hours of its release, breaking the record previously held by “Call of Duty: Black Ops II.” The game, which was one of the most highly anticipated video games of the year, is expected to rake in $1 billion soon. (Los Angeles Times)
News from down under: Australia has a new prime minister. Conservative Tony Abbott was sworn in on Tuesday, replacing Julia Gillard, who was staunchly liberal. In one of his ﬁrst acts as Premier, Abbott unveiled his new cabinet, which is made up of 18 men and one woman. (BBC)
ell this has been a long time coming. The cruise ship “Costa Concordia,” which capsized 20 months ago off the Italian island of Giglio, has ﬁnally been set upright. Italian engineers used cables and metal water tanks to roll the doomed ship onto a platform. The 2012 accident killed 32 people; two of the bodies were never found. (BBC)
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Sukkah built on Front Campus Bookstore
Continued from page 1... “Elite’s not going to be enough,” Jessica said. “I’ll have to get another job.” Simmons’s husband, Jeff, a pastor at Church Central and founder of the only soup kitchen in Milledgeville, can support the family ﬁnancially, but there is more to the closing than money. The shop is more than just a business for Simmons – it’s her store. It’s personal for her, and when she talks about having to close her doors, tears well up in her eyes. “It’s sad. Every time we come to work now it’s like… I don’t know. It’s like the identity,” Simmons said, trailing off. Her daughter ﬁlled in saying, “We’ve always said, we don’t know how to not buy books. We’re still going to be buying books. It’s kinda… what we do.” “It’s in our blood,” her mother ﬁnished with. Perhaps a larger problem is the location itself. “Wayne Street is just killing businesses,” Simmons said. “Hancock is just the place to be. It’s like you can’t succeed on
TAYLER PITTS / SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHER Members of Hillel, the Jewish club at GC, built a Sukkah on Front Campus Sept. 18 in recognition of Sukkot, which marks the end of the harvest on Jewish calendars. Sukkot lasts eight days, and Jews traditionally sleep and eat in the hut. This was the ﬁrst time Hillel has built a Sukkah.
Continued from page 1... quire him to skip class. “The GIVE Center ﬁt that bill,” he said. He wrote about wanting to get involved with The GIVE Center in the essay portion of his application to GC, and when he moved to Milledgeville, registering with the Center was one of the ﬁrst things he did. He met the former blood drive coordinator, Kenneth Morris, and became interested in the relationship GC has with the American Red Cross to bring blood drives to campus. “[I got involved] in order to give back to the campus, because SGA didn’t exactly interest me so much – they have to wear ties,” Roell said wearing his signature Oakleys, Chacos and Yankees ball cap. The blood drive was the ﬁrst thing Roell did with The GIVE Center. When he donated the ﬁrst time, he hung around to volunteer afterwards. “I told them I wanted to help,” he said. February 2012, the semester after he transferred, Roell was preparing to take over as the president of blood drives at GC. The April 2012 drive was Roell’s ﬁrst time in charge. Brian Fern, donor recruitment representative and Roell’s contact at the Red Cross, spoke about the increase that came with Roell running the drive. “The 2011 to 2012 year we did 748 pints. The one year of Barrett was 1,268. You don’t
see that growth anywhere - that’s 168 percent,” he said. The ﬁrst blood drive that Barrett took over received 256 donations. That was 117 more donations than the previous drive. “After I met [Barrett] I went back and told my boss, ‘You’re going to like this guy, and we’re going to see crazy stuff come out of Georgia College next year,’” Fern said. GC’s next drive is Nov. 12-13. If donations continue to grow at their current rate, they will pass 400 by November. That’s Roell’s goal. “GC’s drive is the largest drive in our district,” Fern said. “It’s not the largest drive in our region, yet. That’s why Barrett set his sights on 500 now that he believes 400 is attainable; he wants to be the biggest in the region.” GC’s region is the entire state of Georgia. The Atlanta Braves hold the number one spot for most donations, followed by Valdosta State University, who is followed by GC – but hopefully not for long. “We will beat Valdosta or we will die trying,” Stiles said. “I think we will beat Valdosta, and I hope for Barrett’s sake we hit 500 and beat the Braves.” So why blood? “It’s making a difference,” Roell said. “I like helping people, end of story, which sounds really cliché, but with the blood drives, I work hard at it because it’s not like you can just [give money] to someone who needs blood. You can’t really put a price on it.” Roell organizes the blood drives on campus from start to ﬁnish. He reserves the facilities,
MARK WATKINS / SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHER A shelf of books that Simmons couldn’t sell.
this road.” Simmons is selling some of her ﬁnal stock wholesale, but much of it is still available at a signiﬁcant markdown. All of the books in the front of the store are on sale for a dollar, but prepare to do a little browsing. “[The organization] is called ‘Take it out of a box and stick them on a shelf somewhere,’” her older son said. Wiley Miller, the owner of the building, is looking for a new tenant for the 5,000 square foot facility.
MARK WATKINS / FILE PHOTO Ashton Dreyer, president’s ofﬁce assistant, winces at a faculty blood drive Roell organized in Feburary 2013.
works with public safety on parking and does all the volunteer recruitment. When he’s not working, Roell enjoys all things outdoors. “If I’m not doing something, I go to Bartram and just get lost,” he said. He wants to hike the Appalachian Trail one
day, and this summer he would have spent his free time in his boat were it not in a shop awaiting repairs. Yes, he likes to hike and spend time on the water, but if you ask him what he likes to do he’ll respond, “I like making a difference however I can.”
SEPTEMBER 20, 2013
New concentration in philosophy approved MARK WATKINS SENIOR REPORTER Legislation for a new concentration in religion was approved by a unanimous vote from the University Senate, the governing body of faculty that oversees a number of Georgia College programs and policies. Before the concentration was available, students would have to take religion courses as electives. Now, students can take the same courses but will have more time in their schedule. Four courses in religion and philosophy are required for students in the concentration. The change is more a technicality as the classes and faculty for the concentration are already offered, but it will beneďŹ t students. â€œI was the one that wrote this,â€? Warner Belanger, a philosophy professor, said at a recent senate meeting. â€œThe
easiest thing to do was to propose a combined concentration within the existing major because students often have an overlap.â€? The department has seen signiďŹ cant interest in religion classes. â€œLetâ€™s put it this way, the religion courses that we offer tend to be full,â€? James Winchester, director of the philosophy program, said. The change is a frontrunner for the academic study of philosophy and religion as a whole. â€œI think weâ€™re a little ahead of the curve,â€? Winchester said. â€œA lot of philosophy departments, they really want to think that the only thing that matters is Western philosophy. Our department is different in that we think itâ€™s important to have world philosophy. â€? The line between whether something is a religion or a philosophy blurs when some Eastern disciplines are con-
â€œOur department is different in that we think itâ€™s important to have world philosophy.â€?
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James Winchester, director of the philosophy department sidered. â€œAre Confucianism and Daoism a religion or a philosophy?â€? Winchester said. â€œYou could see it either way.â€? Professors in the department see this in the same way. â€œBoth [Hua] Wang and my self, when we teach courses that have a religious component, also explicitly have a philosophical component to them as well,â€? Belanger said at the senate meeting.
WILLIAM DETJEN / CONTRIBUTING ILLUSTRATOR
A trip through the markets The Colonnade sent Erin Patrick to the farmers markets in Milledgeville to see what was going on new this year ERIN PATRICK CONTRIBUTING WRITER In historic downtown and the surrounding areas are the Milledgeville Marketplace and the Greenway Farmersâ€™ Market. Both are combinations of tradition, eccentricity, produce, artistry and the slower way of life. The more traditional of the two
is the Milledgeville Marketplace, ďŹ lled with returning vendors and customers. As of now, the market tops off at around ten vendors, but while the quantity is low, the quality is not. The market is primarily produce, and the majority of the vendors are older Milledgeville locals. One vendor, jewelry artisan Elaine Ostrom, is making it her
mission to bring some contemporary appeal to the traditional farmersâ€™ market. As a four-year jewelry crafter and a ďŹ rst timer to the marketplace, she is looking for a way to â€œappeal to the college crowd.â€? Ostrom has begun to use recy-
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BRIE BERGMAN / SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHER Jessica Holder, a senior criminal justice major, shops at the Greenwayâ€™s farmers market for the best looking vegetables to buy.
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Residenceâ€? is written by Jim Turner, the former director of the house. As director, Turner put years into restoring the house to its original glory. â€œThis house has been the love of my life,â€? Turner said in a lecture about his book Sept. 17. Turner became inspired to research the historic home when he kept seeing references to Georgiaâ€™s â€œgovernment house at Milledgeville.â€? â€œI wanted to know, â€˜What was it?â€™â€? he said. â€œAs a historian, my curiosity was lifted.â€? By digging through state archives, Turner discovered that the â€œgovernment houseâ€? was a simple building that served as the governorâ€™s residence in Milledgeville from 1809 to 1838. It wasnâ€™t until 1839 that what is now known as the mansion was completed. â€œIt was decided that the new [governorâ€™s mansion] would be a compliment to the state of Georgia,â€? Turner said. â€œThe architectural design of the house is High Greek Revivalâ€Śbecause the American people have a long-standing admiration for Greek democracy.â€? Eight Georgia governors have been associated with the building. In its heyday, the mansion hosted opulent parties that were the pride of Milledgevilleâ€™s elite. Howell Cobb, who served as Georgiaâ€™s governor from 1851 until 1853, was known to host the most ďŹ‚amboyant of galas.
MARK WATKINS / SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHER Students coming and going at The MAX are visible from the front steps of the Old Governorâ€™s Mansion.
â€œThe booze ďŹ‚owed like the River Jordan when [Gov. Cobb] was in the [Old Governorâ€™s Mansion],â€? Turner said in his speech. Beyond hosting drunken politicians and
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Continued from page 2... we do it precisely as the real delegates to the real African countries would do it.â€? Kate St. Ives, a second year graduate student in the MFA program, has participated in both regionals and nationals. â€œItâ€™s actually really fun as you try to keep the character of your country,â€? she said. â€œItâ€™s someone from that countryâ€™s opinion, so you have to research what someone from your country might say, and it might be totally different from your own opinion.â€? The SEMAU was an idea thought of after the original beginning of the National Model that takes place in Washington D.C. This conference is held every year in February, and Professor of Political Science at Howard University Michael Nwanze is the individual responsible for starting this conference for students all over the U.S. to participate in. The idea that there could be a southeastern model conďŹ ned to the universities in the southeast was the beginning of what is now SEMAU. Participating universities are typically all from
he spared the mansion the fate of many Southern homes and didnâ€™t set it on ďŹ re. The status of Milledgevilleâ€™s governorâ€™s mansion was not to last, however. By 1879 the capital of Georgia was moved to Atlanta. Railroads were moving to Atlanta, and Milledgeville was still struggling from the devastation Sherman wrecked on the city. Since that time, the mansion has housed a number of individuals, from Georgia Military College cadets to GC presidents. It wasnâ€™t until the 1990s that the state decided to fund a restoration of the historic house. â€œAbout 13 years went into the research of the house,â€? Turner said. â€œResearch for a historian never really stops. It leads to one thing, to another, to another.â€? These days, the mansion is virtually the same as if it was the nineteenth century. The paint on the walls is the original color. The carpets are historically accurate. Even the rooms are lit by replica oil lamps and heated by wood stoves. â€œI am very, very proud of what we achieved here,â€? Turner said, smiling. â€œWhat you see in [the Old Governorâ€™s Mansion] is historically correct. If youâ€™re not sure of it, I can prove it to ya.â€? The research that went into the making of â€œThe Old Governorâ€™s Mansion: Georgiaâ€™s First Executive Residenceâ€? was completed by Jim Turner, Matt Davis, the current director of the house, and Travis Byrd, a former graduate assistant. It is available for purchase on Amazon and inside the mansionâ€™s gift shop.
Georgia, but the conference is deďŹ nitely not conďŹ ned only to Georgia participants, as there has been previous participation from South Carolina. 1997 was the ďŹ rst year of SEMAU, and it was held in Macon at the former Macon State. â€œWith the exception of one year, Georgia College has participated every year since it started,â€? Palmer said, and itâ€™s worth mentioning that he has been with the SEMAU since its inception. He initially trained and took the students to the conferences himself but was later joined by Charles Ubah and Associate Dean Olufunke Fontenot. The conference moves from campus to campus each year, and GC last hosted in 2004. The meeting lasts three days and usually begins on a Thursday morning and ďŹ nishes on a Saturday afternoon. The welcoming of the delegates comes ďŹ rst, and there is always a very distinguished African in attendance who gives a keynote speech. Last yearâ€™s keynote speaker was the South African ambassador to the U.S. Next, the students break into committees, and the issues that pass in the committees are then passed to the heads of state on
the ďŹ nal day. Only one student from each delegation serves as the head of state. The heads of state will then discuss and vote on whether or not to accept the committeesâ€™ resolutions and act on them. The type of learning from this type of environment is invaluable, and anyone with an interest in African affairs is welcome to take part. â€œItâ€™s hands-on experiential learning, the kind of thing this university is placing more and more emphasis on,â€? Palmer explained. Likewise, St. Ives values her experiences with both the SEMAU and the National conference. â€œFor me it was a huge learning experience. You learn whatâ€™s actually happening in these other countries and how to articulate an argument and put it forth in the strongest way possible. It also helped me realize how things are interconnected; there arenâ€™t just these isolated ďŹ elds of literature, history and politics. Thereâ€™s an interchange between these things, and itâ€™s good to see that.â€? This yearâ€™s conference will take place in Columbus on Nov. 14-16.
September 20, 2013 • Editor, Sophie Goodman
W H A T ’S H A P P E N I N G Friday, September 20 Friday, September 6 2 p.m.
Intern 101 (Chappell 113)
Saturday, September 21 3 p.m.
GC soccer vs. USC Aiken (Bobcat ﬁeld West Campus)
Monday, September 23
Wednesday, September 25 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Meet Atkinson (A&S fountain)
Times Talk: “In Climbing the Income Ladder, Location Matters (LITC 2 ﬂoor)
Resume con (Lanier 110)
GC volleyball vs. USC Aiken (Centennial Center)
French ﬁlm festival presents: “Le Mérisson” (Front campus)
Exhibition by Charlotte Maier and Michelle Schuff (Blackridge Hall gallery)
Thursday, September 26
9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Accounting career fair (Magnolia Ballroom)
Dress for success workshop (Atkinson 202)
French ﬁlm festival presents: “Les Émotifs Anonymes” (Front campus)
French ﬁlm festival presents: “17 Filles” (Front campus)
Tuesday, September 24 6-7 p.m.
Graduate Preview (Macon Center)
French ﬁlm festival presents: “Monseir Lazhar” (Front campus)
Friday, September 27 10 a.m.
Dress for success workshop (Atkinson 202)
GC volleyball vs. Lander University (Centennial Center)
French ﬁlm festival presents: “L’affaire Farewell” (Front campus)
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PUBLIC SAFETY REPORT Reports obtained from GC Public Safety
MORE WEED TO BE FOUND AROUND CAMPUS
Sept. 12 10:37 p.m. The devil’s lettuce -- otherwise known as weed -- rolled through town again, this time, allegedly, in Adams Hall. Ofﬁcer White went to the room in question and asked if the roommates there had been smoking weed. One resident said he had smoked pot earlier in the day but had unfortunately smoked it all. White conﬁscated a mason jar with some marijuana and papers. The case was turned over to the student judicial board.
PARTYING AT FULL CAPACITY WITH BEER PONG
Sept. 13 1:59 a.m. Having a party is a great idea, except when it’s too loud and the police are called to settle you down. A CA in Foundation Hall tried to quiet a rowdy party but was unsuccessful. Sgt. Hicks arrived and went to take control of the out-of-hand situation. The party consisted of three who were drinking and playing beer pong. All alcohol was thrown out, and the three were warned not to interfere with inspections by GC housing staff. The case was turned over to the student judicial board.
I LOST MY SHOES BEING CHASED BY THE POLICE
Sept. 13 4:48 a.m. If you’re going to be running away from the police, make sure you wear the proper foot attire. Two males dressed in all black clothing were trying to break into a car when Ofﬁcer White, Sgt. Hicks and four MPD units were called in. Each unit joined in the search for the two alleged suspects. White stumbled upon them in an alley and began to chase them. The two males jumped a fence leaving behind a pair of ﬂip-ﬂops and tennis shoes. *
BACKPACKS ARE THE NEW FAD IN DRUG TRAFIKKING
Sept. 13 3:30 p.m. Ofﬁcer White was sent to the entrance of Wells Hall because a suspicious black backpack was left on a bench. The CA who saw the bag opened it to ﬁnd identiﬁcation but instead got a green surprise. The bag contained a grinder and a pipe to smoke marijuana. The bag was put in lost and found, but the weed paraphernalia was conﬁscated.
NO SMOKING DOESN’T MEAN STEALING
Sept. 13 10:34 a.m. Two no-smoking signs were stolen from Foundation Hall. So if you’ve caught the scent of second hand smoke around Foundation, don’t be surprised as there are no signs to protest it. The signs are still missing and are waiting to be located. *
LOCK YOUR DOORS, HIDE YOUR GPS’S
Sept. 13 3:43 p.m. It was easy pickings for an alleged thief who stole a GPS from a student’s car. The passenger door of the car doesn’t lock, making this alleged theft easy as pie. *
*Incident does not appear on map
SWIMMING, SWIMMING IN THE REFLECTION POOL
Sept. 14 2:08 a.m. With this hot weather, it is really nice to cool down in a pool -- just don’t cool off in the reﬂection pool. A male student was found ﬂoating in the water in just his underwear. Sgt. Purvis told the student to put some clothes on and get out of the pool. Purvis noted that the student was noticeably drunk. The case was sent to the student judicial board.
THE MARIJUANA BUG HAS STRUCK AGAIN
Sept. 14 2:12 a.m. This time around, the person allegedly smoking weed was in Foundation Hall. Sgt. Purvis smelled weed on a male student. The student admitted to smoking pot and was required to turn in his smoking tools. Purvis conﬁscated some marijuana and a grinder. Instead of being arrested, the case was sent to the student judicial board. *
FAILING TESTS OUT OF SCHOOL
Sept. 14 3:06 a.m. This might seem silly, but apparently it can be challenging to take a breathalyzer when you’re drunk. Ofﬁcer Smith saw a car parked with people in it. When Smith talked to them, he noticed the driver had bloodshot eyes and his breath reeked of alcohol. The driver agreed to take a breathalyzer but had some trouble taking the test correctly. When the driver ﬁnally blew enough breath into it, his alcohol level registered .04. The driver explained that his eyes were bloodshot from Lasik surgery, and he smelled like booze because he was at a party where people were drinking. The driver was arrested, transported to MPD and received a citation for underage possession of alcohol. *
BE CAREFUL WHO YOU CRASH INTO
Sept. 14 11:12 p.m. Sgt. Purvis slowed down at a crosswalk when he was rear-ended by a student. The student said that she was ﬁddling with the radio. It was then learned that the student had been drinking. She was arrested. *
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Sept. 16 8:17 a.m. Ofﬁcer Gaines saw a student give an underage person a beer and some cigarettes. The student admitted that the person was under 21. The case was sent to the student judicial board. *
Opinion Our Voice
September 20, 2013• Editor-in-Chief, Constantina Kokenes
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By Zach Keepers
College is more than studying Midterms are rapidly approaching, and students have gotten in the swing of their class schedules, workloads and social calendars after successfully completing two months of the semester. However, one important element of college is missing from the majority of their experiences – community service. The beneﬁt of piling up your resume with hours of community service is always enticing, but volunteering offers more than a few typed lines on paper. College is a time when you grow as an individual and expose yourself to new ideas and perspectives. Serving others allows you to step outside of yourself and become aware of the issues plaguing your community, empowering you to help ﬁx them.
If you have any doubt that a collection of college students volunteering can make a difference, our campus has achieved much success with student-led service events. We have the GIVE Center on campus with the sole purpose of engaging students in the community through student-driven philanthropic endeavors. Individuals should make use of this vital resource and ﬁnd service organizations to work with in Baldwin County. In the past, devastating events such as Hurricane Katrina, destructive tornadoes in Oklahoma have occurred in our nation that left parts of our country hurting deeply. Volunteer efforts helped heal the wounds left behind with selﬂess acts of collection drives, monetary donations and their time. As college students, we may not always have all the money or resources, but we can bring the cause back to GC and help in any way we are able to. If you have any doubt that a collection of college students volunteering can make a difference, our campus has achieved much success with student-led service events. GC Miracle raised $42,117.90 for The Children’s Miracle Network Hospital in Macon through its Dance Marathon event last February. The GIVE Center’s annual Potato Drop event feeds 140,000 individuals within Baldwin, Jones and Wilkinson counties each fall. In August, students donated 319 units of blood in the ﬁrst blood drive of the semester. In March, 150 students earned the National Presidential Service Award, earning a minimum of 100 hours of community service in the time frame of a year. GC students can make a lasting impact on our campus and in our surrounding communities when uniﬁed in the spirit of service. Milledgeville is currently undergoing many changes that will negatively impact its economic state. As a result, there are many needs in the community and plenty of opportunities for students to be a part of volunteer efforts. For four years, we call Milledgeville our home, and we utilize all that it has to offer. It is important for us to focus our efforts and energies on giving back to the community that we become a part of. Flyers are being shoved in your hand with people shouting at you to donate money and all you wanted to do was walk from A&S to Chick-ﬁl-a in peace. We’ve all been there. Instead of giving into the normal reaction of mumbling “no thank you” or avoiding eye contact and zooming out of the area like The Flash, challenge yourself to stop by the tables and ﬁnd out what organizations are doing on campus. If it is something that interests you, ask and see how you can get involved. During your time at GC before you walk across the stage and accept your diploma, step out of your comfort zone and pay it forward. You’ll be glad that you did.
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September 20, 2013• Editor, Marilyn Ferrell
GC'S DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE
SCOTT CARRANZA / SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHER “Death of a Salesman” focuses on the stories of Willy Loman’s two sons who question the existence of the American Dream and their father’s relentless pursuit of it. Behind the scenes, theatre majors Curtis Stallings and Ross Daniel have taken on the challenge of transforming themselves into their respective characters.
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High school football champion hopes to ﬁnd his footing in the world and meet the standards of his father
Deemed to be the successful brother with a steady job, Happy strives to step out of the shadow of his older brother
KELLY MAINOR CONTRIBUTING WRITER Curtis Stallings, sophomore theatre major, recently transferred to Georgia College from Columbus State University to greater pursue his passion for theater performance. Although he is the new kid on the block, he beat his competition landing one of the lead roles as Biff Loman in the upcoming performance “Death of a Salesman.” “It’s a big feat,” Stallings said. “I enjoy exploring the emotional boundaries of Loman’s character.” Willy Loman and his other son, Happy Loman, share the stereotypical idea of the American dream. Stallings steals the spotlight while his character, Biff Loman, stands apart from the others. Biff pursues his own dreams and follows his heart without the outside inﬂuence of others. “Playing the role of Biff is very taxing, but I can relate to his desire to persevere in ﬁnding his own American dream,” Stallings said. Stallings is studying theater and is hopeful it will be a foundation for future plans. Like Biff, Stallings is pursuing his dreams in his own way. His dream consists of entrepreneurship with theater tied into the mix. Acting has always been a part of his life. Originally from Cumming, Ga.,
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Curtis Stallings Stallings began acting in high school and as a recent graduate from West Forsyth High, he continues to conquer his love for the stage. “I remember one of my favorite roles in high school,” Stallings said. “I had the honor of playing the rug in ‘Beauty and the Beast.’” The intimidation behind the stigma of being the new student in the theatre department has not hindered Stallings at all. “When I ﬁrst came to GC, I would have never guessed how welcoming and helpful the other cast members have been,” Stallings said. “They have really been essential to helping me
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When most students’ days are winding down around dinner time, Ross Daniel’s is still just getting started. Daniel is a conﬁdent and charismatic character both on and off the stage, and through all of his work between school, his fraternity and the theatre department, Daniel still ﬁnds the time to discuss his upcoming performance as Happy Loman in the American classic, “Death of a Salesman.” Rehearsals for “Death of a Salesman” are held six days a week and late into the evenings, taking up most of Daniel’s time. “I want to be at rehearsal more than anything else,” Daniel said. “Death of a Salesman” is the renowned story of the American Dream told through the eyes of a traveling businessman written by Arthur Miller and set in Brooklyn in the 1940s. Daniel has always felt connected to his character Happy even before being casted as one of the brothers because he was already a fan of the play. Happy Loman is the competitive and ambitious second son of traveling businessman Willy Loman. Like his character, Daniel is the youngest son in his family, and he
Ross Daniel looks up to his older brother almost daily. “Happy has the same admiration toward his older brother Biff as I have for my brother, so it’s easy for me to relate,” Daniel said. Daniel is excited about the upcoming production, but he also has his reservations. Since he relates so well to Happy and draws inspiration from his own life, Daniel wants the character to be truthful. “I want to breathe life into this character, which is hard to do as someone else,” Daniel said.
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the 7at rooms the High Museum Behind the pearl earring JORDAN MIXON CONTRIBUTING WRITER Johannes Vermer, born in the 1600s, was a Dutch painter known for his paintings depicting life for the middle class. An artist of the Baroque movement, only 34 of Vermeer’s paintings have been recovered. His most notable work is “Girl with a Pearl Earring,” which has been compared to Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa.” The “Girl with a Pearl Earring,” is currently on display at the High Museum in Atlanta, where Georgia College students are given a discount with their student IDs. “It is a once in a lifetime opportunity,” David Brenneman said of the High Museum’s latest exhibition featuring what he calls the “Dutch Mona Lisa.” Brenneman, art curator from the High Museum and speaker for “Behind the Scenes: The Girl with a Pearl Earring” says this opportunity should not be missed. “This exhibit has been ﬁfteen years in the making,”
Brenneman said. “Once it leaves, it is not coming back.” The exhibit comes to Atlanta from the Mauritshuis in The Hague, Netherlands, which is currently undergoing renovations. The Mauritshuis, originally home to army ofﬁcer and prince John Maurice of Nassau, is now the home of the Royal Cabinets of Paintings, which include the 35 paintings currently on display at the High. Brenneman and his colleagues visited the Mauritshuis to establish working relations with its art curators in order to make this exhibit possible. The Mauritshuis, however, was not where Brenneman ﬁrst encountered the “Girl with a Pearl Earring.” When describing his ﬁrst meeting with the painting, he described it like nothing he had ever seen before and how beautiful it is. After a brief history of how the piece was found coincidentally by two Dutchmen at an auction, Brenneman goes
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The introduction Landscapes:
Portraits of the Natural World
Still life Genre Scenes:
Variety in Everyday
Portraits and Tronies
Master of Shadow and Light
“Girl with a Pearl Earring”
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THE COLONNADE WILSON : [At Georgia College], I’ve been in a few of the Directing [and Musical Theatre] Scenes, and last semester I was in the children’s show, “Miss Electricity.” Last year, I was in “Angels in the Froth.” I’ve done several things back in high school. I’ve done a lot Sam Wilson, a junior theatre major, takes his passion for acting of comedic type things, as well as some drato the big screen as an extra in “The Walking Dead,” “Necessary matic roles. I’ve done a couple student films. Roughness” and “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.” On TV, I’ve mainly just done extra work. In the upcoming season of “The Walking Dead,” COLONNADE : Where does your passion for acting and I’m one of the zombies that you see back there. I was in a the arts come from? couple episodes of a show called, “Necessary Roughness” WILSON : I’ve always been a creative person. It’s really that films in Atlanta. hard to say. I’ve always
SP TLIGHT just had this love of creative things and kind of putting myself into the shoes of another character. Even back in elementary school, I think I did one school play, and I really enjoyed it. So, it’s just something that I’ve always done. COLONNADE : What roles have you taken on so far in your acting career?
COLONNADE : Describe the feeling of being on camera for a popular television series? WILSON : It’s pretty cool. The cool thing is being there with all the actors; I’m a big fan of “The Walking Dead,” and just seeing all the main actors who I know and I watch like every week when the show is on. It’s a really cool experience being on the set that I recognize when I watch the show. At first it’s kind of surreal. It’s a lot of fun to do it. Playing a zombie is just really fun. COLONNADE : You took a class called “Acting For Film.” What did you learn from this class that translated into your performances? WILSON : What I learned was how to express emotions on camera as opposed to on stage. There’s a subtlety to film as a medium that is different from stage work. When you’re
SEPTEMBER 20, 2013 on stage, you have to be bigger. It depends on how close the camera is because if the camera is really close and intense, there’s more of a subtlety there. It’s less about performing and more about being present and thinking the thoughts of the character, and it translates onto your face. COLONNADE : What is the biggest difference between on-screen and stage performances? WILSON : When you’re on stage, you have this entire stage to work with, but when you’re on screen, you have to work within a specific frame. You have to ask them, “What’s my frame? How close am I into the shot?” You have to know how big your gestures can be because if it’s really tight in on your face, in general you have to be really still and have all of the intensity be there. But if you’re in a wide-angle shot, you can have more freedom to move around, to have more gestures, to be a little bit bigger. COLONNADE : Where do you see yourself and your career in the future? WILSON : I would like to do film, and I’ve already done some extra work for TV and also for film. I’m also in [“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”] that’s coming out. I’d like to go beyond just doing extra work; to actually play a character in something and then maybe go forward and have that be my career, hopefully.
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SCOTT CARRANZA / SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHER Do-it-yourself ﬁlmmaker Morgan Nichols had a Georgia College screening of his new ﬁlm “How to Make Movies at Home.” Nichols has a passion for cinema and thrives on creative freedom. His newest ﬁlm was created to show that making ﬁlms in your own hometown and with your own budget is a reality. Mass communication major Zach Keepers also expresses a love for cinema as an aspiring ﬁlmmaker, and was one of many students and faculty who attended the screening in hopes of gaining knowledge from the lo-ﬁ producer.
Continued from page 7... on to surprise the audience with its price tag. In 1902, the “Girl with a Pearl Earring” painting was bought for 2.3 Dutch guilders, which is equivalent to $150 today. Although the “Girl with a Pearl Earring” is the spotlight piece of the exhibit, it also features work from several other inﬂuential Dutch artists from the seventeenth century including Rembrandt van Rijn, Frans Hals and Jan Steen. These artists from the Dutch Golden Age have inspired artists from all over the world and from every generation with their exceptional technical skill and precise attention to detail.
“I’m deﬁnitely interested in visiting the exhibit now,” Olivia Todd, freshmen undeclared major, said after attending the behind the scenes event. Guests of the exhibit will be taken through seven rooms, including rooms for landscape paintings, still lifes, and a room devoted to Rembrandt van Rijn, before reaching the spotlight room, “Girl with a Pearl Earring.” “‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’ is a beautiful painting,” Virginia King, junior nursing major, said. “I’d be delighted to go see it.” The rooms have been designed to be reminiscent of the Mauritshuis, where ﬂoral patterns are used as backdrops and the color green is used to complement “Girl with a Pearl Earring.” The exhibit opened on June 23 and will continue until Sept. 29.
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However, Daniel must ﬁrst master the New York accent. Daniel, like most Southerners, ﬁnds the phonetics of the script to be tough but not impossible, especially when it comes to the pronunciation of vowels. “It’ll be hard, but I’m willing to work at it,” Daniel said. Inspiration and guidance over the past four years has been given to Daniel by members of the theatre department, including Karen Berman, Julie Mulvihill and Amy Pinney. “Death of a Salesman” director Iona Holder has inﬂuenced him in ways that he couldn’t have imagined. “She expects our best,” Daniel said, “I’ve never been pushed to these levels before.” Daniel mentions that not only are they one of the youngest casts to come through the theatre department, but they are one of the most talented groups of people he has ever seen. Some of Daniel’s past performances at Georgia College include roles in: “Fat Pig,” “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” “To Kill a Mockingbird,” “The Wedding Singer” and “The Birds.” Daniel graduates next spring with a degree in theater and a minor in dance. After
Continued from page 7... ﬁgure out and understand the culture of the program here.” Although the theatre department here may be fresh for him, he is not letting anything stand in his way of mastering his role. As he continues to personify his character daily, Stallings re-reads his script continuously and listens to music that applies to his character and the background of the play. Theatre professor Iona Holder directs the play, and Stallings enjoys how she works as a director.
[Iona Holder] expects our best. I’ve never been pushed to these levels before. -Ross Daniel
graduating, he intends to pursue a masters of ﬁne arts degree in movement performance next fall. His dream job is to teach dance at the college level. “Doing something I love, that’s all I really want,” Daniel said.
“She is extremely loyal to the script. Her technique is different than what I am used to but she posses a unique eye for theater,” Stallings said. The role of Biff Loman is contrasted with his brother, Happy, who embodies his father’s idea of the American dream within the play. “One of my favorite things about my role is that I get to be the most aggressive in the play,” Stallings said. “There are a lot of arguments and my favorite scene is the end of the play when Biff is arguing with Willy.” Taking the stage with nine of his peers, Stallings and the cast are eager for their ﬁrst performance. The show is set to debut on Wednesday, Oct. 2 at Russell Auditorium.
September 20, 2013• Editor, Ansley Burgamy
FALLFESTIVITIES A guide to the most popular fairs and festivals in Middle Georgia , offering something for every college student SAMANTHA BLANKENSHIP CONTRIBUTING WRITER It’s almost that time of year again. Everyday is getting colder and shorter. Yes, fall is almost here and with it comes a plethora of festivals to the Middle Georgia area, enough to satisfy our most hipster and artsy peers. From handmade crafts to beer tastings, there’s something for every college type at the festivals around Middle Georgia. Music enthusiasts can look forward to the eclectic array of artists at Deep Roots. The adrenaline junkies can get their ﬁxes on the fair rides. Arts and crafts lovers have the opportunity to see an assortment of art from not only local, but also national artists. There will also be more than enough delicious food to go around at all of these fairs and festivals. There really is no better way to celebrate the new season than with a local festival.
Oconee Area Fair The Oconee Area Fair is a great way to enjoy delicious fair food in Milledgeville. There will be an assortment of delicious treats from the traditional candy apples and cotton candy to the more specialty deep fried oreos.The fair will also include plenty of rides, games and photobooths. This year the fair will include a college night on Thursday, Sept. 26 from 6 to 10 p.m. The college night will include a rafﬂe for a keg of beer and a case of liquor from Roc’s. T-shirts and Monster energy drinks will also be handed out. If you are in a sorority or fraternity wear your jerseys on Sept. 26 and your organization could win up to $1,000 for your philanthropy. The sorority or fraternity with the most members wearing jerseys will win a donation to their philanthropy. The fair runs Sept. 24-28. Tickets are $3 in advance and $5 at the gate.
Mossy Creek Festival The Mossy Creek Festival is for craft lovers or anyone who has caught themselves wanting to take a break from our technology-rich world and learn to do things the old fashioned way like making soap over an open ﬁre. The festival is in Perry, a little more than an hour’s drive from Milledgeville. The Mossy Creek Festival is known for its wide variety of folk artists; almost all art at the festival is made and sold by locals. This festival is geared toward families but still has a lot to offer college students. You’re sure to ﬁnd just the right one-ofa-kind piece to hang in your apartment. You can shop from the large selection of handmade items, learn new skills through many demonstrations or enjoy some live mountain, folk and bluegrass music. You can enjoy some traditional fair food and southern staples, all made and sold by locals. The festival is Oct. 19-20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $5 and parking is free.
Milledgeville’s own Deep Roots has been a Georgia College staple for years. With the festival right in our back yard, this one is a no-brainer. This festival is especially a must for all the trendy music lovers out there. It usually features up and coming artists like last year’s headliners, Givers. This year’s lineup includes Allen Stone, Shovels and Rope and local favorite, The Greenway. During the day, local and national artists and vendors line the streets of Downtown with everything from lake-inspired décor to handmade, sorority-themed trinkets. The festival is Oct. 19. Tickets are $8 the day of or $6 in advance. Advance tickets will go on sale Oct. 1 at Blackbird Coffee, The Brick, Bufﬁngton’s and the Milledgeville Mainstreet ofﬁce.
Georgia National Fair The Georgia National Fair is one of the biggest events in the state. People from all over Middle Georgia ﬂock to the Perry fair every fall. If one of your goals while at GC is to experience Middle Georgia like a local, then the Georgia National Fair in Perry is a must. Enjoy a turkey leg. Catch a circus show. Watch the prizewinning pigs race. Scream your lungs out on the Fireball. Quack like a duck at the hypnotist show. Live it up the Middle Georgia way at the Perry fair. If you’re into country music you should check out some of the concerts at this year’s fair. Performances include Hunter Hayes and Love and Theft on Oct. 5 and Justin Moore and Thompson Square on Oct. 12. The fair runs from Oct. 4-13 with a preview day on Oct. 3. Admission is $10 and parking is free.
Macon Octoberfest For those of us not studying abroad in Germany, Macon Octoberfest is the easiest way to experience a taste of German culture. This festival is all about beer and is modeled after the traditional German Oktoberfest, a famous festival celebrating beer. Macon’s version of the festival is a nod to the German tradition but with a splash of Southern ﬂair. This festival is 100 percent made in Georgia - all of the beer, performers, food and vendors are from Georgia. One of the most exciting aspects of this festival is that all of the proceeds will go to four local charities: Macon Volunteer Clinic, United Cerebral Palsy of Georgia, Central Georgia Breast Cancer Center and L.H. Harris Ecology Center. The festival is Oct. 19 and 20. Tickets are $25 at the gate or $20 if you order online before Oct. 18. This is the inaugural year for the Macon Octoberfest, so be sure to support the event and help raise money for Georgia charities. Oh, and why not sample some local beer while you’re at it? If you’re 21 or older, that is.
What is your favorite fall activity? “Buying anything pumpkin.” Alina Venick, junior English major
“Dressing up for Halloween and going to bonﬁres.” McKenzie Crowe, sophomore pre-nursing major
“Going camping in the North Georgia mountains.” Kristen Doll, freshman early childhood education major
“I like going biking at the Greenway.” Michael Russell, senior philosophy major
“Cuddling when it’s cold.” Trey Rutherford, freshman theatre major
Pumpkin spice & everything nice Summer is ending and the fall weather is nipping at our heels. Sweaters are appearing on campus and cups of latte are swirling with the fragrance of fall. One of the most anticipated aspects of fall is Starbucks releasing its seasonal favorite Pumpkin Spice Latte, but a “tall,” the smallest size, starts at 330 calories, according to Starbucks’s website. For those on a budget, in a hurry or watching their calories, here are three healthy and quick fall-friendly drink recipes:
Spiced Pumpkin Smoothie
Apple PIE Smoothie
¾ cup puréed pumpkin (from a can is ﬁne) 1 cup unsweetened coconut, hemp, almond or rice milk A few drops of stevia (optional) 1 teaspoon cinnamon ½ teaspoon nutmeg 2 tablespoons ground ﬂaxseed or chia seeds ¼ teaspoon grated fresh ginger ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 apple chopped or 1 cup unsweetened organic applesauce 1 cup unsweetened almond, rice or coconut milk 1 teaspoon natural vanilla extract ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon very thin slice of fresh ginger pinch of nutmeg pinch of Celtic sea salt 2 tablespoons ground ﬂaxseed or chia seeds
Blend all ingredients until smooth; add ice if desired
Blend all ingredients until smooth, add ice if desired
Hazelnut Soy Latte 1 packet of Maxwell Sugar-Free (Iced) Hazelnut Latte Mix 1 ½ cups silk light original soy milk Heat milk 1-2 minutes in microwave, mix in powder and enjoy
September 20, 2013• Editor, Lee McDade
XC dominates home turf
USA Soccer Qualiﬁed
Cross Country sees success as it hosts Bobcat Invitational NICK STRICKLAND CONTRIBUTING WRITER There’s nothing like a home-ﬁeld advantage when it comes to competing, especially when it comes to cross-country. The Bobcat cross-country team showed its undeniable familiarity and comfort with Georgia College’s home course last Saturday at the 2013 Bobcat Invitational. The men’s team placed ﬁrst among six teams, impressively scoring just half the points of the second place team – cross-country is like golf; the fewer the points, the better. The women’s team placed second, a mere ﬁve points behind ﬁrst place Young Harris. The afternoon started with the women’s race. Sophomore Taylor Roeck placed fourth out of 45 other runners, posting a time of 20:39. “It’s a tough course,” Roeck said, “but when you train here almost everyday, you get to know where the course gives and where it takes, which gives you a real edge over your competition come race day.” The women’s team also clenched the sixth, seventh and ninth place ﬁnishes, thanks to Rachel Pasko, Lena White and Bekah Houston, respectively. The men’s impressive ﬁrst place victory can be attributed to their running as a tight-knit pack, a strategy which secured them ﬁve top 10 ﬁnishes, all within 24 seconds of each other. Sophomore James Ryden led the Bobcat pack with a time of 29:37, claiming third place, while sophomores Trevor Turner and Paul McNeil secured the fourth and ﬁfth spots, respectively, just seconds behind Ryden. “We’re all pretty close off the course,” Ryden said, “which makes it easier to stick together and push each other during races and practice.” Trailing close behind their teammates were eighth and ninth place Matt Sutton and Michael Warrick, posting times of 29:55 and 30:01. Sophomore Dylan Price, despite falling and having his leg stepped on by another runner in spikes, managed to ﬁnish a solid portion of his race before having to withdraw just before he began his second of two loops on the course. Price is expected to be
DAVID WICKER / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Paul Orr came in 16th place out of 50 runners, with a time of 30:40:8, earning 16 points for the Bobcats. The men’s team took ﬁrst place, totaling 29 points overall. The Bobcats got ﬁve top-10 ﬁnishes.
back at practice promptly and will be competing in the next race. Both Bobcat teams emanated good vibes after the races, each knowing they had placed well. The entire meet had a surprisingly friendly atmosphere as head coach, Joe Samprone, rushed about after the race greeting his opponents and offering them pizza
from the massive table of pizzas set up under a GC tent by the ﬁnish line. Pizza is the least he can give the opposing teams after inviting them to run on GC’s treacherous
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Loss and win for soccer
BEN BENSON STAFF WRITER
LEE MCDADE SENIOR REPORTER The women’s soccer team began the Bobcat Shootout with a loss against Pfeiffer University 2-0, but prevailed victorious in the second game with a win against Shorter University 1-0. The squad fell to Pfeiffer University 2-0 on Sept. 13 and beat Shorter University 1-0 two days later. With a team full of new faces, head coach Hope Clark saw some wrinkles in need of ironing in the ﬁrst game against Pfeiffer. “We didn’t take advantage of the opportunities that were presented to us, and we had quite a few,” Clark said. “We’ve added a lot of new players this year, and I’m conﬁdent that they can compete at the same level as everybody else.” One of those new players, freshman defender Rachel Overley, also saw some areas in need of improvement during the opening game. “We’re always stressing communication on the ﬁeld, and I think we could have done a better job of that,” Overley said. The tides turned for the Bobcats on Sunday in their game against Shorter. The defense controlled the backﬁeld, allowing only four shots on goal. Freshman goalkeeper Jessica Catapano
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The Short Stop
After a victorious ﬁrst home match, the Bobcat volleyball team headed to the UWG Invitational.The Bobcats played four extremely tough opponents who were seasoned and had a tradition of winning, according to head coach Gretchen Krumdieck. Although there were tough teams at the tournament, Krumdieck only had positive takeaways from the competition, highlighting the team’s defense. “We are making a lot of blocks and digging balls out of the back to put back into play,” she said. She also mentioned that the team is really beginning to come together, considering the short time that they have been together as a team. “They are all friends off the court and there is no ﬁghting over who is playing and who is not,” Krumdieck said. The Bobcats did not win a match, but that does not mean that they were easily beaten. “We showed we could compete with the bigger teams even if they have been around longer than we have,” freshman outside hitter Miller Howard said. The Bobcats won a set against every team they faced and put up a strong ﬁght throughout every match played. Krumdieck was happy that the Bobcats played their own style of volleyball. “We are hitting hard and our defense is doing well, we just need to learn how ELLIE SMITH / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Freshman defender Rachel Overly kicks the ball upﬁeld. The Bobcats traveled to Anderson University Sept. 18 for a 2-0 win.
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Quote of the Week “We’re always stressing communication on the ﬁeld, and I think we could have done a better job of that.” -Rachel Overley, freshman soccer defender
Through the haze of the NFL and baseball delirium over the past few weeks, the U.S. men’s national soccer team snuck its way to the rank of No. 13 in the world after beating Mexico 2–0 on Sept. 10. In a sport that sits on the backburner in most Americans’ minds, the U.S. team has a chance to turn heads this year as the win against Mexico now qualiﬁes the U.S. for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. The American team bagged its 14th straight win this year and are ranked ﬁrst in the what is called the CONCACAF region - the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football. This year marks the 100th year of soccer played in the U.S., and next year will be the 110th year FIFA has been around, so soccer is in the spotlight with its anniversaries. FIFA’s website lists world rankings based a point system that factors in goals scored, the match’s importance and the opposing team’s strength, and as of now Spain, Argentina and Germany are in the lead. According a story in the Washington Post, goalkeeper Tim Howard said, “Now it’s expected of us [to qualify], but it’s never a guarantee. It’s tense. We said [when play began] it’s going to come down to match-day eight or nine, which it always does. You can never breathe a sigh of relief, but tonight we were able to do that.”
“You can never breathe a sigh of relief, but tonight we were able to do that.” -Tim Howard 2013 has been the U.S.’s lucky year so far. Not only are they No. 13, the win against Mexico came a few days before Friday the 13th, and the team has won 13 out of 14 matches. According to Goff, U.S. men’s coach Juergen Klinsmann said, “I told [Johnson] at halftime, ‘You just have to stay hungry for it. You are going to get the opportunity.’” Eddie Johnson, the forward Klinsmann mentioned, scored the ﬁrst goal of the game vs. Mexico in the second half, and forward Landon Donovan scored the winning goal that made the U.S. victorious and headed to Brazil. The men’s next game will be another qualiﬁer for the FIFA World Cup match. In an article on sportingnews.com, Klinsmann said the next game in Kansas vs. Jamaica is sold out. “Deﬁnitely for our last two qualiﬁers against Jamaica and Panama, our approach is six points,” Klinsmann said. “We want to win these two games badly, and we are going to bring in the best players. We are going to bring in everyone that is available and ﬁnish this qualifying campaign on the highest note possible. It’s been a tremendous year so far in 2013, so we want to ﬁnish it off in the right away.” As always, USA, USA! See you in Brazil.
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Continued from page 10... earned the shutout, blocking all shots. Overley and freshman defender Allyease Schwartz played the entire game, keeping the backﬁeld clean. “We knew what had to be done, and we knew that we had to come back strong in the second half,” Overley said. Overly noted Clark’s competitive edge and her ability to see and bring out the best in each player. “She really pushes us, and she has high expectations for all of the girls,” Overley said. “She knows how well we can play and what we’re capable of, and she pushes us to that level.” The Bobcats hit the road Sept. 18 to face Anderson University and triumphed 2-0. “I think it’s a difﬁcult battle anytime you’re on the road,” Clark said. “They’ve got a good goalkeeper and a solid defense, so they’re not going to give up a lot of goals.” The team meets USC Aiken at home Sept. 21 at 3 p.m.
ELLIE SMITH / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Mid-ﬁelder Cayce Hamilton crosses the ball during the Bobcat Shootout on Sept. 13. The Bobcats fell to Pheiffer 2-0 in their home opener. They went on to defeat Shorter University 1-0 at home on Sept. 15. The Bobcat defense dominated the backﬁeld in the game against Shorter.
Continued from page 10... to ﬁnish points and win in tough situations,” she said. She also added that if they continue their current play strategies, then they should be well on their way to accomplishing their goal of making the conference tournament. “Losing is never fun, but taking a set away from these teams, es-
pecially with how good they were, felt great,” Howard said. Freshman middle back Ashley Savransky agreed. “We showed them we weren’t going to let them push us around even though we’re a team with 13 freshmen.” Krumdieck is relishing in the chance to build the team from the ground up as well as in the opportunity to manage the team’s equipment to the smallest detail. “It’s a fantastic opportunity,” Savransky said.
“We get to play as freshmen and do things our way. We’re the ones that get to set the tradition for the next teams.” This team is making history, and both the players and the coach seem to be enjoying every point, set and match. Howard summed it up: “No matter what we do, it’s history. We are the ﬁrst team for Georgia College and we get to make the history for the school, which is something that doesn’t happen very often.”
DAVID WICKER / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Group of Bobcats pacing together during the Bobcat Invatational. Michael Warrick, competetion number 155 on the left, ﬁnished in ninth place out of 50 runners with a time of 30:01:07.
XC Continued from page 10... for unfamiliar runners to reach a comfortable rhythm during the race.
“Have a few for the road. We can’t wait for your Invitational. We love Aiken just like you love Milledgeville.” Samprone said as he waved off the USC Aiken women’s team and handed their coach a stack of
fresh pizzas. The Bobcats will attend the Aiken Invitational in Aiken, South Carolina on Oct. 4, following the Pop Crowell Invitational hosted by Gordon College on Sept. 21.
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