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THE COLONNADE Deep Roots Festival The Official Student Newspaper of Georgia College

October 26, 2012

Volume 89, No. 9

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Barbecue competition draws cookers, tasters, judges from all across Georgia for cook-off LINDSAY SHOEMAKE SENIOR REPORTER The ninth-annual Deep Roots Festival was home to many eclectic traditions over the weekend, including the much-anticipated Memphis Barbecue Network cook-off and tasting. Held annually since 2003, the barbecue competition draws seasoned contenders from across the South, with each hopeful vying for the grand title. This year’s competition awarded over $7,000 in prizes to the cook-off winners. Frank Pendergast, board chair of the Deep Roots Festival, explained the lengths that competitors go to for a shot at the coveted title of Grand Champion. “The competitors arrived in Milledgeville last night, and some have been cooking since,” Pendergast said. “Some of them stay up all night cooking; a hog can take 12 hours to fully cook.” For the 12 teams entered in this year’s competition, the rules were rigid and clearly defined: The competing barbecue could only be cooked on charcoal or wood, and each choice of meat had to meet regulation standards. Memphis Barbecue Network member and professional cooker John Childers of Toccoa traveled with his team, appropriately titled “Pigs in Heat,” to compete in the fiery competition. “A lot of preparation has gone into today; I actually got into town and started cooking last night, and we’ve been here ever since,” Childers said. “We’ve competed in other cooking competitions before, for ribs, chicken, desserts and even seafood.” A selection of four competing barbecue samples were entered to contend in this year’s People’s Choice competition – one of the foodie lures of Deep Roots. “People’s choice is an opportunity for non-judges to sample professional barbecue,” Pendergast said. “To sample all of the barbecue today, you typically have to be a certified judge.” On Oct. 20 at 11 a.m., the blind tasting of the barbecue began, with each rookie judge walking up to the cooking tent with an eager palette. Each $5

“A lot of preparation has gone into today. I actually got into town and started cooking last night, and we’ve been here ever since.” John Childers, professional barbecue cook sampling plate was clearly labeled one through four to allow for easy judging. The first barbecue sample was remarkably different from the others in appearance – the meat was lighter and more heavily seasoned than the others. Its taste was initially sweet, with a tangy, vinegar-based aftertaste. Notes of curry were even apparent, putting a Middle Eastern twist on a Southern staple. Choice two proved to be the most succulent variety of barbecue vying for people’s choice. The pulled meat was much thinner than the other choices and embodied hints of robust hickory flavor. The third people’s choice contender tasted like the down-home Southern pork that Georgians grew up on. With a slight whiskey aftertaste, choice three proved to be satisfying, but played the competition safe by sticking to accustomed flavors. The final barbecue pick up for tasting was by far the sweetest variety, employing notes of honey into its artisan flavor. Heavy spices were also used to add zest to this choice, subsequently toning down the initial sweetness of the meat. Although she didn’t participate in the tasting, Rebecca Thuns, Georgia College senior exchange student, notes that having barbecue present at Deep Roots added something special to the day. “I think the United State does barbecue better than any other country,” Thuns said. “Even just smelling the barbecue at the festival was great.” After the ballots were in and the

MARK WATKINS / SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHER (Clockwise) Chris Thomas King sings “Hard Time Killing Floor Blues”; a 1969 Chevy Chevelle 350 SS shines in the sunlight at the car show; the concert crowd catches the end of Mayview Road; and Tiffany Lamson of Givers belts out a note during their opening song, “Saw You First.” The ninth-annual street festival filled the streets of downtown Milledgeville with students, faculty, residents and out-of-towners alike. For the full story on the bands, see page 11.

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The stars will always be out Herty Hall given upgrade after three-year construction

Undergrad and grad numbers down this year

SCOTT CARRANZA STAFF WRITER Public viewings through the newly-constructed telescope were given last Tuesday before the official ribbon-cutting ceremony for the addition to Herty Hall. Ground was broken in November 2009 for an extension of the east side of Herty Hall, Georgia College’s primary location for the science department. Monday, almost three years later, GC President Steve Dorman cut the blue ribbon and officially opened the wing to the public. The new extension is home to an observatory equipped with one of the most powerful telescopes in Georgia. However, it’s somewhat a surprise that it’s in so soon. “The original contract we had was to build the building without the observatory,” construction manager Byron Waters said. “That was supposed to be a future add-on, but they decided to do the whole project at once. We had to restructure the building midstream of the project.” Building the extension was a $5 million project. Georgia state Sen. Johnny Grant spoke during the ribbon cutting ceremony and elaborated on the funding that went into the project. “We were able to get the $3.4 million in the appropriations bill,” Grant said. “We were able to get the project all the way through the process, right to the



Chemistry professor Doug Pohl and his wife, Gail Pohl, provided funding for the $125,000 telescope. Physics and astronomy professor Donovan Domingue then purchased the telescope through

Georgia College enrollment is down nearly 3 percent this semester, largely because of a decline in the number of graduate students. The 2.9-percent dip – from 6,636 last fall to 6,446 now – comes despite a notably larger freshman class. The number of first-year students here is up more than 17 percent. Even so, the overall decline will affect how much state funding the school gets. As the economy slowly recovers and job growth picks up, there is a reduced demand for graduate school as recent graduates enter the workplace directly, and those already employed are not returning for part-time graduate degrees,” said Matthew Liao-Troth, interim provost and vice president of academic affairs. In Fall 2011, 1,001 graduate students were enrolled at GC. There are currently 878, a 12.3 percent drop. The University System of Georgia will

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SCOTT CARRANZA / SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHER Searching for a perfect view of the moon, freshman physics major Nicholas Daniel tinkers with the new telescope mounted in the fourth floor observatory,

governor’s signature.” The add-on to Herty Hall is used primarily for laboratories and office space, giving disciplines like environmental science more room to work. The observatory now provides physics and astronomy majors hands-on experience with telescope equipment.


International Week winds down

Live shows, exhibits and activities from the world over came through Milledgeville during the week-long series of events as part of the 16th-annual International Week. One of the week’s highlights, International Day, hosted over 30 countries on Front Campus and was sponsored by the International Club.

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Debate Coverage................................................2&3 Disabled student leads by example.......................4 “Little kids love us. I think they love any music on some level, but we do a lot of day festivals and family-friendly stuff. It’s really neat to see the kids just glowing and running around in circles.”

-Mike Sivilli lead guitarist for Dangermuffin

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Q&A with Dangermuffin.......................................13 Deep what?..............................................................13


Reeling in the competition...................................15 Soccer wins three..................................................15 Leisure................................................................10 Community News........................................7



The rank GC earned among the NCAA Division II schools in the National Collegiate Scouting Association, Inc. Collegiate Power Rankings.

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Editor, Nick Widener

2012 Election


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The time has come


With the final debate over, the candidates must rely on their policies to carry them through to Election Day.

MARILYN FERRELL SENIOR REPORTER As the presidential election nears, the race to the White House continues to be a winding road for both candidates: President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. On Monday, the two ended the debate trilogy with a focus on foreign policy. The debate was held in Boca Raton, Fla., at Lynn University and was moderated by Bob Schieffer, CBS News’ chief Washington correspondent. Compared to the last town hall debate, all questions asked on foreign policy were from Schieffer, not the audience. Obama, Romney and Schieffer all sat at a table together rather than the podiums or chairs used in previous debates. The candidates had two minutes to answer a question, and then there was a discussion until it led into another topic. Recent controversies in Libya have pushed foreign policy to the forefront of the candidates’ campaigns and American’s minds. Schieffer began asking the candidates about the four Americans that died in the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya, including an American ambassador: “What happened? What caused it? … Was it policy failure?” Romney won the coin toss, so he responded first. In past debates, viewers have seen a lot of argument and disagreement, but Romney started off this debate agreeing with his opponent. “We’re going to have to recognize that we have to do as the president has done. I congratulate him on taking out Osama bin Laden and going after the leadership in al-Qaeda,” Romney said. “But we can’t kill our way out of this mess. . .we have to have a comprehensive strategy to


By Zach Keepers help reject this kind of extremism.” Schieffer then turned to Obama to ask his thoughts on the Libya issue. “... I’m glad that you agree that we have been successful going after al-Qaeda, but I have to tell you that, you know, your strategy previously has been one that has been all over the map and is not designed to keep America safe or to build on the opportunities that exist in the Middle East,” Obama said. The president and governor continued to quarrel back and forth about the issues in both Libya and Syria, but ultimately showed how they both want maintain peaceful relationships with the two countries if possible. Despite this, both candidates agreed that Bashar-al-Assad, the president of Syria, needs to be taken down.

“I absolutely believe that America has a responsibility and the privilege of helping defend freedom and promote the principles that make the world more peaceful.” Mitt Romney, Republican candidate The debate then lead into the topic of Egypt and President Mubarak. The candidates again agreed that it was

necessary to say no to Mubarak, and that it was essential to stand for democracy against the Egyptians. After back and forth discussion, the debate led into a topic that interested many: America’s role in the world. Romney was the first to respond to the topic. “I absolutely believe that America has a responsibility and the privilege of helping defend freedom and promote the principles that make the world more peaceful,” Romney said. “...because when there are elections, people tend to vote for peace. They don’t vote for war. So we want to promote those principles around the world.” Obama responded to the topic of America’s role with the fact that the world needs America to be strong. He

discussed how the war in Iraq has ended and that the United States was able to focus its attention on terroristic threats and Afghanistan. After the candidates leading themselves onto a tangent about education, Shieffer reined the two in and asked Romney about his idea of wanting a bigger military – specifically a bigger navy – and where the money will come to support this idea. Romney made it clear how he will have the budget to support his expansion of military forces: getting rid of Obamacare and allow the states to run programs like Medicaid. Romney never answered the question of why he wanted a bigger military; only how he will fund the expansion. In support of his idea, Romney cited the U.S Navy’s size as being the smallest it has been since 1917. Obama quickly responded to Romney’s comments and spoke directly to him. “You mentioned the Navy, for example, and that we have fewer ships that we did in 1916. Well, Governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets because the nature of our military has changed,” Obama said. “And so the question is not a game of Battleship where we’re counting ships. It’s what our capabilities are.” The debate continued its focus on foreign policy discussing the issues of Israel and if it was time to “divorce Pakistan.” The debate then moved to a controversial topic of shipping jobs overseas to China. “I want a great relationship with China. China can be our partner, but – but that doesn’t mean they can just roll all over us and steal our jobs on an unfair basis,” Romney said. Obama quickly pulled out another punch aimed right at Romney. “Governor Romney’s right, you are familiar with jobs being shipped

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Political group heats up The American Democracy Project tries to increase involvement by rating participants on a unique scale ELLIE SMITH CONTRIBUTING WRITER The 2012 Presidential Election is one heated race. But how much heat can you handle? Georgia College’s American Democracy Project (ADP) wants to know. Georgia College Professor Gregg Kaufman, the group’s coordinator, says the nonpartisan ADP, which began in 2003, is an initiative to prepare the next generation to be informed and involved in its community by voting and changing policies. “Politics is about making the community a better place for all,” Kaufman said. His goal with the ADP is to “network across the Georgia College campus to identify how involved we are in Milledgeville’s community life.” The ADP isn’t successful without student involvement, however, and Kaufman has created a clever way for students to find out just how

“Politics is about making the community a better place for all.” Gregg Kauffman, ADP coordinator involved they are. The first way to find out is every Wednesday at noon on the second floor of the LITC. The ADP hosts a weekly, student-led discussion series called Times Talk with such topics as Chick-Fil-A, substance abuse prevention and debriefing the presidential debates. As coordinator, Kaufman created a level scale that correlates with student involvement in

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As president, Romney will submit to Congress legislation, similar to the Secret Ballot Protection Act, that would require the use of the secret ballot in all union elections regardless of the preference of the union, employees, or employer.

Healthcare President Obama is putting an end to the health insurance company practice of charging women more than men for the same coverage.

Romney will block grant Medicaid and other payments to states as well as limit federal standards and requirements on both private insurance and Medicaid coverage.

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“This kind of divisiveness, this attack of success, is very different than what we’ve seen in our country’s history. We’ve always encouraged young people: Take a shot, go for it, take a risk, get the education, borrow money if you have to from your parents, start a business.” Sources:,,

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the ADP and uses a delicious metaphor to make it relevant to college students: the hot wing. According to this scale, attending a Times Talk is the same as eating a mild-sweet honey hot wing – the first level on the scale. The more you do with the ADP, the higher you go up the level scale – the hotter the hot wing you become. To move up on the scale, the organization hosted a viewing of the four presidential election debates. Students were invited to Front Campus to watch the debate and socialize with other students. Participating in a Campus Forum is another way to move along the scale. The current ADP forum, Shaping Our Future, deals with the question of “How should higher education help us create the society we want?” Student members of the ADP lead the forums, which deal with discussing the three different approaches that have been created to answering this question for the best course of action for the Milledgeville community. By getting together and discussing these issues under the umbrella of the original question, the group hopes the citizens of Milledgeville will become more engaged with the future of their community while having GC students lead their deliberations. Having these forums and other citizen engaging events seems to be a popularly supported idea. “The forum is a good idea. Informing the public on political issues is good and necessary to get (citizens) involved in the process so they know they can actually make a difference,” Rebekah

“How should higher education help us create the society we want?” Option 1: Focus on staying competitive in the global economy Option 2: Work together and repair an ailing society Option 3: Ensure everyone Reported by: Ellie Smith gets a fair chance Designed by: Iris Cochran Bradford, junior exercise science major said. Sophomore criminal justice and computer science major David Dietz believes that educating the Milledgeville community on political candidates and policies of how they can help better the community is necessary and beneficial. “The community would greatly benefit from having all of that information,” he said. Contact Kaufman at Gregg.kaufman@gcsu. edu to receive more information about becoming a member of ADP. Those interested in re-creating the RSO are on track to reach the highest level of the hot wing scale – a smokin’ hot-crushed red pepper wing.



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Student says GC ‘very accepting’ of disabled Editor’s note: this is part one of a twopart series on disabilities. NICK WIDENER SENIOR REPORTER While still in the womb, Georgia College student Jon Dahlhauser had a stroke. Six weeks later he had two seizures. His right arm and leg were permanently paralyzed. But he learned to walk. His brain functions normally. Although, sometimes, his brain tries to use his right arm, and it contracts rebelliously. But he always has a smirk on his face as he walks, dragging his right leg languidly. “You never really recognize that you only have one hand or that you’re disabled,” Jon says. “I think a lot of people see that in my eyes.” Jon’s parents raised him to play sports. They bought him a Fisher Price basketball goal, and Jon says he would shoot on it all the time. He got to be better than some with two hands. He can make a half-court shot.

To stay or not to stay? With transfer rates on the rise, the question to transfer becomes a more pressing one

When he was 16, his parents divorced. His grades were slipping, but his siblings stepped in. He moved in with his oldest sister, Christine. “Thank God I have a large family,” he says. As the youngest of the seven children, Jon was used to being the only one in the house, but when he moved in with his sister, he took on a different role. “I had to take on the responsibility of showing them how to do things, of being the older brother,” he says. Staying involved in sports throughout high school helped Jon remain steadfast and make it to Georgia College. “(GC) is very accepting of people’s situations,” he said. In December, Jon will graduate with a degree in theater, and he has aspirations of becoming a motivational speaker or going to graduate school for disabilities studies. “When I talk individually, I feel like I am already motivational speaking. I feel when I talk to someone, they’re already going to go tell someone else.” Jon has performed solo shows and is currently working on a poem from Jim Ferris for his poetry performance class

KELLIE SHIRLEY CONTRIBUTING WRITER The days when college students spend all four years at one school to earn a bachelor’s degree are coming to an end, even at Georgia College. One-third of all college students choose to transfer to a different school at least once before earning their degrees, according to the National Student Clearinghouse. Such a statistic prompts the question: What drives the decision to transfer? The answers are often complex and range anywhere from the financial to the emotional. The high percentage of transfers may be shocking to some, but to most college students today, they are simply part of the landscape. With the stagnant economy, record unemployment and rising college tuition rates, it’s difficult for some students to attend the same school for four years. As young adults, students are becoming

NICK WIDENER / SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHER Jon Dahlhauser plays Madden on his big screen TV. “I have to spider claw the controller,” he says. “It’s the only way I can play.”

“We’re all crippled/ We’re all disabled,” the poem says. When he was younger, he looked at his disability as his own problem. But now, he realizes he has something to share with other people. “I do associate myself more with being disabled because it is such an asset to my life, but I can still detach away from it. It doesn’t consume who I am.” When he was a child, Jon said he was more

self-conscious about his ears than he was his arm or his leg. But he has fielded every question about his arm, from “how do you cut a steak?” to “you can drive?” Jon always has friends around him, and he always wants to be with people. “I’m a social butterfly,” he says with an om

“The reason I decided to transfer from Georgia College was because of money. It was costing me so much money to go to school there, as well as having to pay for housing.”

University System of Georgia college in Fall 2011, about a 25-percent increase compared to the past five years as a whole. GC is no stranger to this reality. Former GC student, Shelby Huckeba, shared her reasons for transferring. “The reason I decided to transfer from Georgia College was because of money,” she said. “It was costing me so much money to go to school there, as well as having to pay for housing. So I decided to transfer back home to Kennesaw State University so I could go to school for free because I would be living at home and then the Hope Scholarship would cover the rest.” Shelby’s comments are echoed by many students across the state, especially those who experienced life in a private college with its higher costs. One can reach a point where the trade-off between price and academic credits is simply too much. Some people look at transfer

Shelby Huckeba, transfer student to Kennesaw State University concerned about the future burden of student loans. Many students try to minimize or eliminate them by completing core classes at a less expensive school, according to a Sept. 2 article in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The article said nearly 41,000 students transferred into a

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Continued from page 1 release official enrollment data later this academic year. “We will have to wait until it is reviewed by the Board of Regents, but we can expect a negative effect to the amount of state funding in Fall 2014.” Liao-Troth said. “We have not experienced an extreme loss in enrollment; therefore, we do not expect extreme reductions in funding due to our enrollment numbers.” A portion of state colleges’ revenue comes from state appropriations. All USG institutions submit semester enrollment and credit hours to the Board of Regents to calculate state appropriations through their funding formula. The formula “generates funds for various factors such as enrollment, maintenance for new facilities, continuing education and fringe benefits”; based upon the enrollment and credit hours reports, “The funding formula calculates the change in funding required for faculty, staff, and support expenditures caused by the change in credit hours. This is referred to as enrollment earnings/losses or workload adjustment,” according to the USG’s Business Procedures Manual (section 8.2.1). Across the USG system, decreases in graduate enrollment have become a trend since Fall 2009, where it decreased 1 percent in Fall 2010 and again by 1.2 percent in 2011. “Some institutions have seen flat or declining enrollment. Yes, the USG is concerned and has been alerting institutions for the past 15 months to prepare accordingly. There is no one reason – it is institution specific,” Liao-Troth said. Repressions caused by reduced state funding as well as tuition revenue are inevitable, however, “The USG is trying to spare academics from being affected by cuts as much as possible,” Liao-Troth said. GC plans to explore every alternative method possible to reduce spending before cutting


Continued from page 4 ring as a bad thing because of how it can potentially keep a student from completing their degree on time, especially if they lose credits in the process. However, Tim Renick, associate provost from Georgia State University, sees things differently. “When you admit transfer students, they have taken college courses and done well. It’s a better indicator than an SAT score,” he told the AJC. Though GC has its share of transferees leaving for other schools, many new faces are joining the Bobcat family. Duncan Walters, a transfer student from the

THE COLONNADE GC enrollment numbers Enrollment is down by 3 percent this semester First-year student numbers rose by 17 percent Graduate student numbers dropped by 12.3 percent faculty and teaching positions. “Less tuition will mean there is less revenue to support GC infrastructures. We reduce spending by deferring maintenance which could be something like choosing not to replace the treads in stairs; there might be fewer books on the library shelves, or less opportunities for faculty development travel and workshops. We would rather cut faculty development workshops than cut teachers from classrooms,” LiaoTroth said. Other institutions within the USG system executed lay-offs in order to deal with the cuts in state funding. “I read in the newspaper that Fort Valley has had to start laying off teachers because of this,” Liao-Troth said. Traditionally, GC has been fiscally conservative which has placed us in a better position to deal with the funding cuts so we have not been experiencing losses like that and, knock on wood, we won’t be.”

University of Mississippi, decided that GC was a better fit for him. For the most part, he is happy with his decision. “I like the fact that at Georgia College the teachers actually know my name and I am not just my student ID number,” he said. “I feel like they actually care about their students’ success and help them achieve in a much better way.” Like any choice made in life, the decision to transfer between colleges has benefits and drawbacks. One may save money, gain better facilities, have access to more majors or improve on the many intangibles such as “feel” or “fit,” but these must be balanced with the fact that transferring colleges can result in lost academic credits, expensive moves or elimination of one’s support network of friends.


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nipresent smile on his face. “Living with Jon is not all that different from living with a non-disabled person, except when he asks you for help, you kind of have to, otherwise you’re a jerk,” Will Warren, junior theater major said. Jon has been a friend of Brittley Blount, senior political science major, since her freshman year. “His being disabled – he doesn’t let it stop him,” she said, “and he’s always up for any-


Continued from page 1 votes were tallied, People’s Choice was awarded to the Smarr Cooking Crew of the Georgia Barbecue Association. Cooking team “5 o’clock Somewhere” garnered the Local Grand Champion title, while the coveted Grand Champion title was bestowed upon team “Dixie Que.” According to Milledgeville Main Street Director Carlee Schulte, the barbecue competition will remain a staple of Deep Roots Festivals to come. “The barbecue contest will continue to be at Deep Roots,” Schulte said. “Having it at


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overseas because you invested in companies that were shipping jobs overseas,” Obama said. “We believe China can be a partner, but we’re also sending a very clear signal that America is a Pacific power; that we are going

5 thing.” Jon attributes much of his success to his upbringing. Since he was born, he has been getting chiropractic adjustments. He doesn’t take medicine. “It’s a revolving door,” he says, “with chiropractors, you get results.” But he does take his vitamins. After college he also has aspirations of developing his acting career – the next disabled Tom Cruise, he says. “You are disabled, but you aren’t. We’re all disabled. It’s how you recognize with yourself.

“The barbecue contest will continue to be at Deep Roots. Having it at the festival adds a Southern feel that everyone loves.” Carlee Schulte, Milledgeville Main Street director the festival adds a Southern feel that everyone loves.”

to have a presence there. . .we’re organizing trade relations with countries other than China, so that China starts feeling more pressure about meeting basic international standards.” After a lot of back-and-forth from the candidates, the debate finally concluded with both Obama and Romney giving their closing statements.



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KATE FEDERMAN STAFF WRITER In 2001, Bob Evans stood along the side of road selling barbecue to passersby, swearing that his family’s age-old recipe made for the best-tasting barbecue in town. Evans took his recipe off the street after hearing the positive feedback from customers and opened a small restaurant called GeorgiaBob’s Barbecue Company in his hometown of Warner Robins. Now, the GeorgiaBob’s Milledgeville location celebrated its first anniversary on Oct. 15 by throwing a Southern-style birthday bash. Attendees had the chance to taste the items off their menu, sample desserts and enter to win items from Villane’s Jewelry & Unique Accessories, the Vidalia Onion Factory and Gift Shop, the Atlanta Hawks and Peach State Pride. “I think that our birthday event was very successful,” Ronnie Hornsby, owner of the Milledgeville GeorgiaBob’s, said. “It gave people an opportunity to come in and try our food. We saw a big jump in profit that night. I think the SpectrumPR group that put the event on did a great job.” About 85 people were in attendance for the party which is more than a usual dinner crowd, according to Hornsby. “I am happy that I was able to go to the GeorgiaBob’s birthday event. My meal was really good. I also entered the raffle and won some earrings from Villane’s, which was awesome,” Brooke Freeman, sophomore community health major, said. Hornsby will partake in more promotional efforts for the restaurant throughout next semester to boost business. The ideas for the future mostly revolve around T-shirts, whether it be a T-shirt giveaway or

SCOTT CARRANZA / SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHER President Dorman addresses attendees at the grand opening of Herty Hall and the unveiling of the new telescope. A few moments later he cut the ribbon to mark the official opening. KATE FEDERMAN/ STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Students enjoy some of the celebratory barbecue at GeorgiaBob’s one-year anniversary party.

getting a discount when wearing a GeorgiaBob’s T-shirt. The birthday club, another promotional effort by Hornsby for the restaurant, allows members to receive a free meal up to $11.50 on the member’s birthday. Reminder texts and emails will be sent out to club members to stay up to date on events happening at GeorgiaBob’s as well. “I think GeorgiaBob’s has really good food. The sweet potato tots are delicious,” Sarah Owens, senior nursing major, said. “I think GeorgiaBob’s has more side options. It also has more than just barbecue, like chicken salad, which will attract more people to come and eat there. I think they will last a long time here in Milledgeville.” Currently, Hornsby is working on promoting the restaurant’s catering to attract more customers. Catering accounts for about 30 percent of GeorgiaBob’s overall business. “We do everything from low country boils to fine dining. We don’t just offer our barbeque menu for catering. So far, we

“I am happy that I was able to go to the GeorgiaBob’s birthday event. My meal was really good. I also entered the raffle and won some earrings from Villane’s, which was awesome.” Brooke Freeman, attendee have catered boxed lunches for functions, weddings, sorority functions and Deep Roots events,” Hornsby said. The birthday bash was just one tool that the GeorgiaBob’s staff has used to get more customers to come in and get hooked on their old Southern recipe. “If we can just get customers to just come in once and try the food, they will love it,” Hornsby said.

purchased the telescope through PlaneWaves, a telescope manufacturer in California. “The diameter of the scope is 24 inches,” Domingue said, elaborating on the technical aspects of the scope. “Since that is over twice the size of the smaller telescope we have outside, we have four times as much light collected by the telescope. This means we can image galaxies and nebulae in just less than a second.” The telescope was ordered in August of 2011 and was installed in May of 2012. The installation process was risky since the weight of the telescope necessitated the use a crane for placement. “The crane had to lower the whole system into the room,” Domingue said. “They had to be very steady because the base weighs over 800 pounds.” Now that the telescope is officially operational, groups such as the astronomy club can capitalize on hands-on experience. “We are learning how to use a camera that we can attach to it and take pictures of stars,” Nicholas Daniel, freshman physics major, said. “But since the telescope is so new, we’re mainly just learning how to use it for now.” Chemistry, physics and astronomy Chair Ken McGill revealed that the residents of Milledgeville would be able to get a glimpse of space during the months to come. “The astronomy club will do a public viewing at least once a month depending upon the weather,” McGill said. “On our website we will have announcements when we are going to be open.”

On-campus Christian groups unite for night of worship KELSEY COOPER STAFF WRITER Students from different campus ministries gathered on Front Campus one night last week to worship and promote unity. The OneLove event was one that “strives to bring the different Christian ministries together for games, worship and a talk,” Gabby Banzon, junior music therapy major, said. The service brought together Campus Catholics, the Baptist Collegiate Ministry, Campus Outreach, Wesley and House Church along with the Christian fraternity and sorority on campus. OneLove is primarily a student-organized event that bridges the gap between the ministry groups on campus to promote unity. The vision of bringing the ministries together began in 2011 when Banzon and a small group of people from different ministry groups wanted a way to support each other and unify the ministries. They began the United Ministries Community and planned OneLove and Unite For Impact at GC with the goal of unity. Banzon believes that unity among different ministries is important.

“One thing that turns people off from Christ is that there are a lot of denominations,” Banzon explains. “I want to show we are united despite our differences.” Senior math education major Kelsey Davis agrees with a push toward unity. “The ministries on campus have been divided,” Davis said. “We want to find a way to unify them.” The evening kicked off with games of corn hole and nine square, and then moved into a time of worship. The music team was made up of people from the different ministries. Following worship was a talk from senior political science major Zach Balkcom. With a theme of unity for the entire event, Balkcom centered his message upon that idea of how the different ministries may support each other. “I want us to have a greater knowledge of our actions and how they are helping or hurting our push for unity,” Balkcom said. “We have to consider what the point of unity is. I think it’s important that we decide why we’re doing this.” Davis believes that unity between the ministries can impact the campus. “As a campus, we need to be unified as a body of Christians,” Davis said. “Each ministry is great in reaching people in their own way. It’s good that we have these different ministries, and by coming togeth-

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er we can impact more people.” Balkcom hopes that the unity will bring friendship among the different groups. “Becoming friends with people in other ministries can open doors that were closed or ones that we didn’t know were there,” Balkcom said. After the success of OneLove, the United Ministries Community will host

the three-day Unite For Impact in the spring to work even further to bring the groups together. With the focus of OneLove being on unity, Banzon left a simple goal for the night. “I just hope it brings everyone together,” Banzon said. “That’s really all I want OneLove to do.”


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October 26, 2012 • Editor, Constantina Kokenes

WHAT’S HAPPENING Friday, October 26 7 - 9 p.m.

First Friday foreign film series - Machuca (A&S Auditorium)


“Rocky Horror Picture Show” (Russell Auditorium)

Saturday, October 27 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Choral ensembles: “Dies Irae: Works of Rememberance” (First Baptist Church)

Monday, October 29 Hear the report on our podcast channel

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

MIS or CS resume review day for spring IT career fair (132 Lanier Hall)

11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Emily J. Gomez: “Unearthed: A photographic search for Native American history through landscape” (Museum of Fine Arts) (Runs until Nov. 30)

*Incident does not appear on map


Reports gathered from Public Safety

Oct. 13, 12:25 a.m. An underage student was seen holding two cans of an alcoholic beverage at Herty Hall. He told officer Reid White that he had stashed the drinks behind Herty on his way downtown and came back to get them. He also told White that he urinated behind the building. White disposed of both cans and told the student to go back to his dorm room.


Oct. 13, 2:52 a.m. A blue Ford Mercury ran a red light at the intersection of Hancock and Wilkinson streets. Officer Megan Frasier stopped the car and noticed the driver had glassy eyes and smelled of marijuana. Frasier asked the driver to step out of the car and had a drug dog inspect the car. Marijuana was found in the car, and the driver was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence of marijuana.


Oct. 19, 3:51 a.m. Three students were seen at the intersection of Hancock and Irwin streets carrying a sign from a campus parking lot. When Sgt. Gary Purvis and officer Tron Smith asked the students why they had the sign, they told the officers that they wanted something to hang in their dorm room. Two of the students admitted to cutting down the sign after drinking earlier that night. The third student claimed he was watching the other two so they wouldn’t get in caught. The sign was returned and all three students were referred to the Student Judicial Board.*



Oct. 19, 4:15 p.m. Sgt. Earnest Spikes was called to The Village in response to a fire alarm. A student was baking bread in her apartment, but forgot it. The bread caught fire. She used a fire extinguisher to put out the fire. Nothing was damaged.*

5 HAVEN’T I MET YOU BEFORE? Oct. 21, 12:01 a.m. Officer Floyd Quattlebaum met with a student at the intersection of North Wilkinson and West McIntosh streets. Quattlebaum recognized him from earlier in the evening when a friend of the student asked the officer to take the student home. The student argued with his friends, and the officer noticed his bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and an odor of alcohol. He told the student to go home. Half an hour later, Quattlebaum responded to a call at Herty Hall. The student was arguing with his friends again and was arrested for underage possession of alcohol.

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Wednesday, October 31

12 - 12:50 p.m.

Times Talk: Debriefing the Presidental debates (LITC 2nd floor)

12 - 1 p.m.

Using LinkedIn isn’t scary (105 Chappell Hall)

3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Don’t get “Spooked” by your internship search (132 Lanier Hall)

Thursday, November 1 5 - 7 p.m.

Emily J. Gomez: “Unearthed: A photographic search for Native American history through landscape” reception and artist talk (Museum of Fine Arts)

7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Jazz band: “Dance the night away” (Russell Auditorium)

Friday, November 2 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Jazz band: “Dance the night away” (Russell Auditorium)

Monday, November 5

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

GC graduate school showcase (Front Campus)

7 - 9 p.m.

CPA resume review night in the halls (Residence halls)

7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Percussion ensemble (Max Noah Recital Hall)

Tuesday, November 6 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

GEICO campus interviews (132 Lanier Hall)

Wednesday, November 7 12 - 12:50 p.m.

Times Talk: Post-election debriefing (LITC 2nd floor)

12 - 1 p.m.

Career fair prep workshop (105 Chappell Hall)

8 - 10 p.m.

“Proposals” (Campus Black Box Theatre)

Thursday, November 8 1 - 5 p.m.

Sherwin-Williams interviews (132 Lanier Hall)

7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Georgia College All-Steinway dedication: A grand affair (Max Noah Recital Hall)

Friday, November 9 10 - 11 a.m.

Interviewing strategies (105 Chappell Hall)

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Opinion Our Voice

October 26, 2012• Editor-in-Chief, Lindsay Shoemake

Debate round three The final presidential debate talks foreign policy plans, China and national defense

Selfless acts of heroism should be applauded It’s funny how unlikely heroes surface when we need them most. An everyday John Doe can become the champion of the day. We see it on the TV news or in the paper, but occasionally we are lucky enough to see it in real life. On Wednesday morning, at the intersection of Jefferson and Montgomery streets, an 18-wheeler ran a red light and slammed into the driver’s side of a van. The van flipped onto its side in the blink of an eye, trapping the passengers. People rushed to the scene, their feet crunching on shattered glass on the asphalt. The driver was inside, tending to the van’s passengers. A woman was trapped beneath a wheelchair. The man sitting in the chair wasn’t able to lift himself and

JONATHAN SAVITSKE COLUMNIST In the third and final presidential debate of the 2012 campaign, Gov. Mitt Romney and President Obama squared off on the issue of foreign policy. Romney’s resounding victory in the first debate gave him a sizable bounce in the polls, and momentum that, so far, the president and his campaign has not been able to break. Essentially, all Romney had to do in this debate was play it safe, demonstrate he is levelheaded and collected under pressure, and act the part of the commander in chief. While the President came across as insulting and aggravated throughout the debate, Romney did exactly what he set out to do – look like a commander in chief. Obama consistently patronized and insulted his opponent during the duration of the contest with snide comments that will probably alienate undecided voters. Romney on the other hand, looked presidential. He was calm throughout the debate, but not passive. He looked almost as if he was the incumbent and not the challenger. On the issues, Obama frequently defended his foreign policy record, while Romney decided to look at the big

picture, specifically in regard to China. The highlight of the debate for me was when the GOP nominee expressed his desire of having a fruitful trading partnership with China, but that he would challenge them to stop artificially devaluing their currency which has led to a trade deficit and in the future could lead to a trade war. The president, on the other hand, stooped to a new low when discussing the issue of national defense. Romney asserted that the size of the Navy is the lowest that it has been in almost 100 years. The president then responded with the most snide insult of the night: “I think Governor Romney maybe hasn’t spent enough time looking at how our military works. You mentioned the Navy, for example, and that we have fewer ships than we did in 1916. Well, governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets because the nature of our military’s changed.” By patronizing Romney, it is further proven that the Obama campaign cannot stop Romney’s momentum in the polls. While the president may have won many of Monday’s topics on substance, Romney won on style, and that was all that he needed. He looks like the next President of the United States, and last night he all but sealed it.

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“Acts of selflessness like this are few and far between. The Colonnade is proud to report that Mitchell stepped up.”

get off the woman. A man on his way to get a cup of coffee man walked up. He took of his denim jacket. He asked what had happened. He said he was a nursing-school graduate, trained for emergencies. “Does someone have 911 on the phone? Good. We need to get these people out as quickly as possible,” Adam Mitchell said calmly. The sound of sirens grew louder as Mitchell crawled into the wreckage. Police officers and EMTs soon surrounded the van. After struggling for 10 minutes inside the cramped space, everyone got out alive. The last person to emerge was Mitchell. As quickly as he appeared, he was gone. The world needs more Adam Mitchells, people who know what to do when, for many, panic sets in. He sprang into action. And what a fine example of how well Georgia College’s nursing school trains its students, and how a Bobcat is prepared for anything life throws his way. Acts of selflessness like this are few and far between. The Colonnade is proud to report that Mitchell stepped up. What he did was, in a word, inspiring.

‘Town hall’ response AMY LANDAU COLUMNIST In the last issue of The Colonnade, I learned that Paul Broun, the notorious Republican Congressman who recently declared evolution, embryology and the Big Bang theory “all lies from the pit of hell,” held what was billed as a “town hall” here on the Georgia College campus. This congressman, by the way, also sits on the House Science Committee along with Todd Akin, the man who thinks that women’s bodies are equipped with a mysterious mechanism to reject pregnancy from “legitimate rape.” To my shock and dismay, the article stated that no mention was made of the outrageous remarks concerning modern science and no members of the audience even broached this topic. I was relieved to read Professor William Risch’s sensible response to the lapse on the Opinion page of the paper and have since learned that Broun’s staff required that the program adhere to a tight script with five

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pre-approved questions and only two allowed from the live audience. As a graduate student at Georgia College, a public liberal arts institution, I am dismayed and disheartened that such a charade was tolerated – and that the censorship of open, democratic dialogue was deemed acceptable on our campus. Congressman Broun has a right to voice his opinions but freedom of speech is not a selective right that comes with privilege. I have no objection to his appearance on our campus but that presence must be balanced by authentic engagement with the academic community, especially if Georgia College is serious about upholding its Values Statement: To invest “in its students the extensive knowledge and strategic skills for them to thrive as productive citizens of a globally engaged democracy.” In the future, I hope Georgia College will think twice before allowing notorious speakers such as Broun to essentially use our institution as a PR gig or photo op, rather than as a place for genuine democratic discourse.


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“I loved the Magnolia booth because we gave out free shirts and other goodies. My other favorite part was the bands, the beer and being able to see everyone; not just Georgia College students but other “townies” you might know.” Rachel Estridge, senior English major

“Probably the concert. That was really the main reason why I went. The Givers were definitely the best.” Kalin Jordan, freshman studio art major

“I enjoyed the people’s-choice barbecue; it was delicious. My favorite thing over all was the Georgia College salsa dance performance. It was so beautiful.” Hannah Wilson, senior psychology major

“I didn’t like anything. I feel like people didn’t get into the band as much. I feel like there should have been more people. The booths were really boring and the food sucked and was expensive.” Andi Dunn, senior studio arts major

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That Q&A with Cody Allen is weak and he’s just beating around the bush. I could have said all of that in my sleep. What are your REAL goals for the year?? RAWR! This whole CAS thing is reminiscent of the internet in general back in 1996. I suppose it wouldn’t be so annoying if the thing actually worked. If you’re an alumni who went here while we paid the WellHickeys are for schoolers! ness Fee, then wehigh shouldn’t have to pay money to get in there after we graduate. We already paid plenty of money to put that thing up, so why are we continuing to GC should offer a class on how to talk to guys pay if we want to use it after we graduate? and not reveal your freakish obsession for cats.

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October 26, 2012• Editor, Marilyn Ferrell



Get your favorite designer dresses for half the price HALEY BOGAN STAFF WRITER Have you ever been flipping through a magazine and seen a dress you love but never in a million years thought you would have the chance to wear? In November of 2009, dynamic duo Jennifer Hyman and Jennifer Fleiss launched a company with a new idea of allowing everyone to have the Cinderella experience. Rent the Runway is an e-commerce business that gives women the opportunity to rent designer dresses and accessories for all of life’s special occasions. Rent the Runway works off of a three step process: Love, wear, return. features items from over 160 different designers. Search until the perfect dress is found, then select the date for the rental at 10-15% lower than the retail price. The rental is then shipped with two different sizes. An additional feature of Rent the Runway allows customers to add on a back-up style just in case for only $25. Customers wear their rented attire to a special occasion, and when the rental is due back, it is simply sent back in a pre-paid envelope back to Rent the Runway. The service is fashionable, convenient and efficient. No matter the event, Rent the Runway will assist clients with finding the perfect thing to wear. Whether it’s a prom, a wedding, a baby shower or just a date night they’re always bound to find something that suits the event. Rent the Runway has a team of stylists that are available six days a week via email, phone and live chat to answer all fashion concerns. A lot of Rent the Runway’s business comes from the college-aged demographic. This being so, the company has the Runway Rep Program where women on 200 college campuses nationwide work as reps for the company and commit to promoting the Rent the Runway by holding fashion events on campus. Georgia College is not among the 200 colleges, but could be in the future. Women can apply to be reps for the program to then bring Rent the Runway to their campus. “Well, I think it is a fantastic site for people who are on a budget. It allows us to wear some awesome designer dresses but for a price that won’t hurt the wallet,” Allison Esber, junior nurs-


“Closet sharing on college campuses has been happening for years now and Rent the Runway is simply allowing college girls to share the most coveted designer fashions.” Jen Hyman, CEO and co-founder ing major said. “Some may think it is expensive but let’s face it – we usually wear a formal dress once and then get another one for other events. There are hundreds of selections to choose from and no one else is likely will be wearing that same dress.” Rent the Runway has just recently launched another program to target college girls – It Girl. The program will allow girls on college campuses to act as buyers of a closet of 25 designer dresses. She will be able to supply her campus with onetime rentals priced at $30. She also is responsible for obtaining 20 “key holders” or subscribers to the closet that can have unlimited access to the closet for a monthly fee of $80. “Closet sharing on college campuses has been happening for years now, and Rent the Runway is simply allowing college girls to share the most coveted designer fashions at an accessible price,” CEO and Co-founder Jenn Hyman stated in a press release announcing the start of the It Girl program. GC also doesn’t have an “It Girl” to supply our campus with designer rentals. Women can easily apply online to become one though at “The idea of having a program like that seems like a good idea, I just don’t know how much I would use it,” Allison Smith, junior marketing major, said. “I do feel like it would benefit a lot of the girls on campus in sororities though, with socials and formals and that sort of thing.” While living on a college budget, Rent the Runway is a great new way to enhance your style at a fraction of the cost.

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FALL FASHION Leaves are falling, the air is crisp and it’s the time to reinvent your fall wardrobe. Is your closet properly stocked? Staff Writer Haley Bogan has the lowdown on what styles are trending to get you dressed to impress.


According to Marie Claire’s Top Fall 2012 Fashion Trends, the unlikely pairing of black and navy is on the radar as the “it” color combination this season. Contrary to popular belief, it actually isn’t a sin to wear the two colors together. While not everyone rides horses, they can still look like they do. Teen Vogue deemed the “equestrian chic” look to be a must have this fall. This look can be achieved through various pieces; a few include knee high riding boots, a blazer, a white button down and leggings. This look gets its inspiration from the stables, but anyone can rock it on campus. When it comes to shoes, like last fall, the boots are back, and students across campus are excited for the cool weather to be able to wear them to class again. “What I love about fall every year is the first day I get to wear boots,” Bailey Dobbs, junior economics major said. “They’re definitely my favorite part of my fall outfits.” Ankle, knee-high, leather, suede or whatever the type, it’s time to bring them out. While boots are all the rage, there is a new shoe in town that is gaining a lot of recognition: the loafer. However, this is not just any loafer; it’s the punk-rock loafer, the revamped new-age version of the preppy loafers of the past. Aldo, and many other shoe stores have introduced a new line of loafers that feature studs of all sizes across the top of the shoe. All the chlorine, sun and salt water during the summer can be pretty hard on the hair. So it’s probably time for a new cut coming into the fall season. A great style to think about is the pixie cut. This look is sweeping its way through hollywood with actresses like Emma Watson, Anne Hathaway and Ginnifer Goodwin all embracing the new short hairstyle. To go with the new wardrobe, shoes and hair, there are new accessories out to rock as well. The bubble necklace has been trending since the summer and has carried over into this season as well. The French Vill’Edge and The Lemon Tree are boutiques located downtown where you can purchase these popular necklaces. Besides the bubble necklaces that many have seen, there is a new accessory called a menswear watch. The folks at Refinery29 put the menswear watch on their list of Top 30 Fall Wardrobe Essentials. The watch’s name speaks for itself – it is essentially a watch for a woman that looks like a men’s watch. While the menswear watch is for the ladies, there are some fall trends for the guys also. Men’s magazine Esquire did a feature on mens fall fashion trends for 2012. According to the men’s magazine, a staple item to have this season is light-colored jeans. Levi’s, J.Crew and Banana Republic were some of their favorite stores for this new trend. With all of the fashions trends emerging this fall for men, Esquire still thinks it’s best to keep it as simple as possible. Esquire says “simple is about understated clothes worn with confidence.” So stick to muted colors and patterns. Stock your closet with plenty of v-necks, cardigans and vests. Also according to Esquire, the favorite color combo for men this year is camel and mustard. Patrick Haley, junior chemistry major, shares his thoughts on the new fall trends for men, and how he would rather just stick to what he knows while remaining comfortable. “I’m all about dressing nice, but for me it’s about comfort too. If clothes are not comfortable then I am definitely not going to be wearing them,” Haley said. “I think all the fashion stuff is more appealing to women or men in Europe, being a guy from the South, I couldn’t care less about a vest or the color ‘mustard.’” While fall fashion might not appeal to everyone, there are still plenty of people that love dressing for this season more than any other. So pick a new trend or an old one and embrace it this fall.




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October 26, 2012• Editor, Anna Morris

Deep Roots


Deep Roots:

Instagram style Colonnade editors and students capture their view of Deep Roots

Anna Morris, A&E Editor @GIVERSmusic getting ready for #DeepRoots!”

Music, Lights and dancing Mark Watkins / Senior Photographer Hailing from Louisiana, Givers was the final act for the night, bringing in the largest crowd all day. Fans enjoyed them for their fun and energetic performance.

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Kevin Pfeiffer, sophomore “Spotted in the crowd. Glad my beard is back.”

A melodic riff from a blues guitar resonated from the heart of downtown , blending with the giggles of children and the chatter of grownups at Milledgeville’s annual Deep Roots Festival. On Oct. 20, downtown transformed into a venue for music and arts, sprawling over West Hancock, South Wayne and North Jefferson streets to accommodate the ninth-annual Deep Roots Festival. On South Wayne Street, a crowd of festival goers congregated at an outdoor marketplace. Art vendors displayed items such as jewelry, pottery, paintings and quilts – all set up in the middle of the street. “I haven’t been here in several years,” Robin Weinrich, the award-winning artisan and designer of “Reflections by Robin,” said. “Last time I was here, it was Sweetwater. It’s definitely grown; it is definitely a better quality. It is very important for me as an artist

that I’m at a place where there is foot-traffic, which there is. They picked a very good weekend – parents weekend – so that was brilliant, and it’s well laid out.” This year, Weinrich gained recognition at art shows in Canton, winning the merit award, and in Gainesville, where she was awarded second place overall. Further down the street, residing under a shaded canopy where they set up shop for the day, were ceramic artisans Louise Robertson and Phyllis K. Palmer; this is their first time at Deep Roots. “This is our first year – we didn’t really know what to expect,” Robertson said. “It’s fabulous.” Not until recently did Robertson and Palmer begin showing their ceramics at local events in the Athens area. The 90-minute drive to Milledgeville for Deep Roots is the farthest they’ve traveled out of Athens thus far. Their works “Wheezie Works” and “Play

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Anna Morris / Staff Photographer Mike Sivilli, lead guitarist for Dangermuffin.

Deep What? Our editor-in-chief documents her first time at Deep Roots

Lindsay Shoemake, editor-in-chief “This night is so great. Thanks for coming to Milledgeville, The Givers!”

Lindsay Shoemake Senior Reporter

Stephanie Reagan, senior “Deep Roots aftermath.” Haley Bogan / Staff Photographer (From left) Mike Sivilli, Steven Sandifer and Dan Lotti of Dangermuffin opened for the headlining act. They played songs off of their new album “Olly Oxen Free” as well as their rendition of the famous song “Iko Iko.” They entertained the crowd with their catchy folk tunes and bright lights.

Tarver Bechtel, junior “Loving seeing these wonderful Macon boys at good ole’ #deeproots2012”

Drinking Stellas with Dangermuffin Dangermuffin Q-&-A on page 13

Downtown Milledgeville was completely transformed on Saturday, Oct. 20. My usual perch at Blackbird Coffee was infiltrated with families, while the Friday night bar crawl route from Amici to Chops was home to a slew of vendors. A booming stage filled the typically vacant and sometimes spooky lot on Hancock Street. It was my first time having a go at the Deep Roots Festival. As a senior, I felt it was my civic duty to experience the festival firsthand before launching into the “real world” next May. Boy, am I glad I did. I began my day at Deep Roots at noon with my family, slipping on an orange wristband and stepping into a new dimension of downtown Milledgeville. I nearly walked into a Georgia College Swing Dance Club street performance, narrowly missing a kick to the face (thanks for the heads up, mom). In my usual fashion, I made a beeline for the food vendors, landing at the barbecue tent in no time. I opted for a tasting plate, savoring a wide array of the barbecue offered that day. Beer vendors were located approximately every 10 steps, which didn’t hurt, either. As the day progressed and the sun began to fade into dusk, I bid goodbye to my parents and began scoping out the nightlife that Deep Roots had to offer. After making the rounds at Amici, Asian Bistro and The Velvet Elvis with friends, the headliners of

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OCTOBER 26, 2012


Q & A with GC’s Dr. Frank n’ Furter, Durham Henderson

Durham Henderson, senior biology major, shares his acting experiences, techniques and hilarious tricks of the trade. Q: How long have you been acting? A: The first acting experience I had was in my 5th grade production of “Tom Sawyer” where I got to play the villain, Doc. I got to prance about the stage thrusting dollar bills so it was quite the experience. At a young age, I knew I was a little off my rocker so watching the wacky antics of Jim Carrey inspired me to be myself, which is to freak people out. Through acting it was socially acceptable to be as out there as possible so I felt at home.

MALLORY CHAPMAN/ STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Local band Tha Hugs was the second band to perform at CampusFest. Tha Hugs is made up of (from left) Brent Tripp on bass, Brandon Jordan on vocals and guitar, Benton Meadows on guitar, Gray Lindsey on keyboard and Connor Yates on drums. The band is coming out with an EP within the next few months.

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Q: How do you connect to your characters? A: I connect with my characters by finding comedy in each of them. Even with dark, dramatic roles I manage find spaces for comedic interjections specific to that character. Q: What is your favorite part about acting/performing? A: Feeding off an energetic audience. When I hear that laughter, I feast on their energy, amping up my performance and allowing for a feeling of freshness to the scene. It feels less rehearsed because I’m living in that moment. Q: Do you prefer a certain type of character to play? Why or why not? A: I prefer a character that is written comically because I like to make people laugh. However, my favorite roles are the small, random roles because I’m allowed true artistic freedom to take it in any direction. If you give me an inch, I’ll take you on a marathon, baby. Q: What has been your favorite role so far?

Kendyl Wade / Senior PhotograPher Henderson played Flamingo, a gay illegal immigrant, in “The Birds.”

A: The flamboyantly gay illegal immigrant meets dancing queen role of Fla Flamingo in the production of “The Birds.” Because of my language barrier, I had just one simple phrase that gave me the ultimate comedic freedom. It was so much fun to be constantly eating every prop while dancing and honking in com complete and utter confusion. Q: How does it feel to play Dr. Frank n’ Furter? A: Dr. Frank n’ Furter is one of most “out there” characters because he is clearly clinically - and sexually - insane in the membrane. It’s also one of the most difficult because the timing is so key. The people sitting in the first couple of rows are in for a treat.

Don’t miss Durham’s performance in “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” on Oct. 26 at midnight in Russell Auditorium. By Constantina Kokenes

MALLORY CHAPMAN STAFF WRITER Front Campus is a place for studying, hammocking, Frisbee throwing and slacklining. But last Friday it was a place for “fun rock,” guitar riffs and melodious voices. CampusFest hosted the bands Rapanui, Tha Hugs and Baby Baby for a night of entertainment. Tori Quante, senior English and creative writing major, was in charge of securing the bands for CampusFest. “I am friends with Tha Hugs so I asked them, and Rapanui approached me and said this is something they would like to do,” Quante said. “Baby Baby was a suggestion from someone.” Rapanui got the show started around 5 p.m. and played a mix of funky, electric songs with a dose of rap. They performed five solid songs that got the crowd excited for the rest of the night, while also creating an easy-going atmosphere for listeners. Rapanui is no stranger to Georgia College, with its members being students and playing at other campus events such as EarthFest. “This is the biggest amount of people we have had on Front Campus so it’s pretty cool,” Joe Latour, junior business management major and drummer of Rapanui, said. The next to take the stage was crowd-favor-

ite Tha Hugs. Their mix of doo-wop, surf rock and retro sounds made for an interesting performance. “I love our musical style,” Brent Tripp, senior philosophy major and Tha Hugs’ guitarist, said. “We have a little bit of everything.” Songs like “All Good Things” got the crowd up and dancing. The mood shifted from laidback easy listening to energetic. Their set list was the largest of the night, maxing out at about eight songs. “I thought it was a good performance,” Tripp said. “Everything went well.” During the performance, Tha Hugs announced they will have an E.P. coming out in a few months featuring the songs played at CampusFest. “I liked Tha Hugs because I could see myself listening to them on my own,” junior math major Tanner Mortensen said. The evening ended with a performance by Atlanta-based group Baby Baby. Their style – “fun rock” – speaks for itself in setting the mood for the audience. They were highly entertaining and tried to get the audience involved by talking to them between performances. “The atmosphere was amazing,” Kyle Dobbs, guitarist for Baby Baby, said.

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A PBR-labeled hat. A worn-in bandana. Beards identifiable for miles. The guys of Dangermuffin are as eclectic as their music. Hailing from Folly Beach, S.C., they’ve graced many a festivals with their “no-frills” roots music. Taking most of their influence from driving through the desert, Dangermuffin creates music that begs to be played to bring a community together, making them a perfect fit for Deep Roots. I, along with Leisure Editor, Marilyn Ferrell, claimed a curb backstage and shared a Stella Artois “Tallboy” with the guys of Dangermuffin. The conversation delved into their newest album, playing for crowds of different sizes and, of course, their trademark beards.

again, singing the words to this song.” That’s cool. That’s a cool litmus test because kids have no sort of bias.

Q: What was the process of getting you to play at Deep Roots? Dan: I think Jimmy sought us out and contacted the agency to see if we were available. Mike: We’ve been travelling and touring about for a good solid three years, and just the word gets out and someone hears about your band and say they want to book them for a future festival. It’s not about us. We’re not sending them care packages or anything. Dan: It doesn’t work. We’ve tried it. Q: Had you hard of Milledgeville before you

were asked to play here?

Q: Is there anything specific that influenced

Mike: We hadn’t. We played Macon, Athens, Atlanta and Augusta before.

Mike Sivilli (guitar & vocals) : The touring we’ve been doing over the past few years influenced the record. A lot of the vibes came from driving through the desert and going out west. The kind of stuff out there is very inspirational. We met a bunch of cool people and brought that back. The record is a lot about coming back home. It’s kind of influenced by our touring.

Dan: We like the smaller towns, and when the whole town gets involved it’s just so cool.

your new album “Olly Oxen Free?”

Q: How did it feel getting to the #1 spot on the Home Grown Music Network Radio Chart? Mike: We’ve had some radio success in the past, not commercial, but more college radio – some of the more cool stations. We were 14 weeks at their chart and beating bands like Dave Matthews and Mumford. But then Mumford just beat us. Dan Lotti (lead vocals & guitar) : We still had number one when [Mumford] debuted. Mike

: Legends like Jerry Douglas was on there. Bob Dylan had a new record, and we were beating that. It’s a grouping of 100 stations that they cover.

Q: So would you say that you mostly appeal to the college crowd or is it a good mix of everyone? Dan: We’ve been described as jam-band friend-

ly, but it’s roots music – no frills music. We’re really eclectic. We found as we travel around that it’s all different kinds of people [we appeal to].

Mike: Little kids love us. I think they love any music on some level, but we do a lot of day festivals and family-friendly stuff. It’s really neat to see the kids just glowing and running around in circles. Their parents will come up to us and say “Our kids have been making us play your record over and over




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Q: Are there any bands that influence you? Dan: I think we all have different influences,

and that’s what makes the music what it is. We all bring different vibrations to the band. It comes from all sorts of angles. We do different rehearsals – some for getting ready for a gig – or sometimes we sit down and write. Anyone will bring in an idea, sometimes a map of an entire song, sometimes a rough a map, and we’ll take that idea and try different types of options. And Mike might throw something on top of that. It’s a process of throwing it through the ringer.

Steven Sandifer (drums & vocals) : It’s a very collaborative process for sure. Q: What other festivals and shows have you played at, and do you have any favorites? Dan: We’ve done Gathering of the Vibes, Wakarusa and Taos Mountain in New Mexico. Last summer we played [Taos Mountain], and that was one of my favorites. We did this after-hour thing, and it was at this campsite on the top of the mountain, and there was this bonfire. It was a lot of fun. We did Wanee too. We played the 9:30 Club in D.C., which is the nicest rock n’ roll venue in the country. That was a treat. Mike: We do this acoustic side project thing where Steven plays upright bass and me and Dan play acoustic guitars. We’ve done a couple shows like that at theaters. We did some shows opening for Hot Tuna. Those were memorable for me – 500 people, whisper quiet, listening to you. It’s kind of Dangermuffin page 14

Mallory Chapman / Staff Photographer Dan Lotti, lead vocalist, and the other members of Dangermuffin surprised the crowd with their rendition of the famous song “Iko Iko.” Fans of the roots music sound were impressed by the Folly Beach, S.C. boys.

“Olly oxen free, all abilities/ In worlds like these, I know I am home...”

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Continued from page 11... n’ the Clay” are two separate brands, but Robertson and Palmer always travel and display their art together. “There’s so much of a variety,” senior political science major Lee Ann Hughes said. “All kinds of crafts – even things you wouldn’t expect. I loved the wine bottles that were cut in half and shaved down to make candles. A ton of my friends who graduated in May came back for Deep Roots, but I got the candle for a girl friend who couldn’t make it. Deep Roots is something that I will always think of as a favorite college tradition.” Around 3 p.m. Mayview Road, the first of five headlining bands, initiated the musical lineup with their performance on Deep Root’s main stage across from City Hall. Influences of jazz and blues as well as folk and bluegrass were apparent in their songs. “It’s a pretty chill scene,” senior accounting major Ashley Lee said. “They seem to cover everything. I’m excited for the rest.” Baton Rouge native Chris Thomas King was next to stage. Winning both CMA and Grammy awards, he is a reputable icon in the world of blues. It was through the festival’s entertainment committee that Milledgeville was able to host artists such as King. “We have a wonderful entertainment committee that works year round to find up and coming artists to perform,” Carlee Schulte, Main Street director, said. The sun gradually faded as The Eclective put together their set. “I’ve never played at Deep Roots before, so this is like a mini dream-come-true for sure,” Cory Cain, lead vocalist and guitarist of The Eclective, said. The Eclective is a compilation of artists gathered from the bands Josh Roberts & The Hinges and Stokeswood as well as local bands The Macchios, Elastic Skyline and Bomb Chewey. Each member currently lives in Milledgeville, enabling the band to contribute a distinctly local essence to the night’s lineup. “Jimmy Holder asked me if I would be interested in putting something together for Deep Roots, and I didn’t really know what he had in mind,” Cain said. “He asked me what I would do if he gave me an hour to do something. I told him I would call four or five of the best people I know for the job, and we would play together for an hour, and it would be awesome – and that’s sort of what happened.” Brandon Marsolo, lead guitarist, began striking a familiar line of chords as people continued to head toward the pit in front of the stage. “I don’t know that it’s sunk in yet,” Cain

The Colonnade said before the night’s performance. “There are a lot of people. It’s something that I’ve gone to every year, and it’s something that I’ve always wanted to do. I feel okay now – we’ll see in about three hours how I feel. It’s intimidating for sure, but knowing that I have these four people playing with me, I know I don’t have anything to worry about.” The audience recognized the song. A large crowd gathered as close to The Eclective as the barrier blocking the stage would allow. Fans sang and moved to the rhythm of the song when Cain hit the chorus to a Cold War Kids cover: “Now hang me up to dry you’ve rung me out too, too, too many times.” “I have an incredible band that I’m playing with,” Cain said. “It’s exciting to play for something that has been such a part of our community and that people have worked so hard for – we give a local flavor, you know, and show that we like this stuff too. This means a lot to us.” Transitioning from one local band to another, a trio of heavily bearded men arrived on stage in the form of Dangermuffin. Although these musicians call the shores of Folly Beach home, they are still worthy of the “local” title, as their music is 100 percent organic – locally produced and recorded in their native S.C. home. Dangermuffin has a sound that categorical restraints cannot accurately define. Their songs exhibit traditional jam-band reggae and funk elements, but they transcend the boundaries of the jam-band genre by fusing bluegrass and folk sounds. “It was a fantastic event,” Dan Lotti, vocalist and guitarist for Dangermuffin, said. “The streets were overflowing with Georgians opening their minds to new music.” Streets that only a few hours earlier were flooded with people had more or less emptied, with the exception of the massive audience prepared for the performance by the Louisiananative band Givers. “Givers were very high energy and seemed genuinely excited to be here,” Rand Rozier, senior English major, said. “They covered ‘Girlfriend is Better’ by Talking Heads fantastically.” Givers have gained attention playing at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in April alongside The Black Keys and Radiohead. Their song “Up, Up, Up” was featured on an episode of the show “Glee.” “My favorite memory this year has to be seeing Givers perform,” Schulte said. “They were a huge hit, and seeing the crowd go wild is always exciting. Just to be a part of this huge venture has always been thrilling to me in general though. … I am very happy with the turnout.”


Continued from page 13... this discerning audience, and we sit down and play this folky version of our songs. People really like it. That’s cool getting a standing ovation for this acoustic thing. It’s very different than playing a rock n’ roll show at a bar. It’s a nice dichotomy.

Q: Do you ever have shows where there

isn’t a very large audience?

Mike: That’s one of the only challenges of touring. You can go somewhere where you have hundreds of fans, but it’s about getting those hundreds of fans to come out and see you. Dan: That’s one of the biggest tests as a band. You don’t really learn anything from some of the shows that really go well. It’s only when you have to get your ass kicked. You go somewhere and learn what’s important. You want to get to a place where you get on stage and play for yourself. When you do that and it brings you joy and fulfillment, it kind of resonates out to people. And while people may be dancing and enjoying it, maybe they can get more from it depending on how you look at the music versus how it’s being received.


Continued from page 12... Through their music, it is obvious that the members of Baby Baby are energetic and playful. A tambourine and even a conch were thrown into the mix on some songs. They describe their sound as “fun rock” because while they play the instruments extremely well, they also have fun with their performance and get the crowd up and dancing. Baby Baby has performed in Milledgeville numerous times before.

Deep What?

Continued from page 11... the night began taking the stage. I made it just in time to nab a front-row spot for South Carolina trio Dangermuffin, whose down home, soulful rock was a oneof-a-kind treat. The band interacted with the crowd well, and there wasn’t a dull moment between songs. After dipping out of the performance a few songs early and skipping down the roped-off

October 26, 2012 Mike: Sometimes it’s more rewarding playing for 10 people who are more engulfed in what you’re doing than playing for thousands of people who are like “Party timeeee.” It just totally depends. Q: What’s with your beards? Dan: We are going to be ZZ Top for Hal-

loween if that’s what you’re asking.

Mike: The first time we went to Colorado, I think it was four years ago, we said we should grow out our beards. I don’t think I’ve shaved since then. Q: What’s the short story behind how y’all got together? Dan: Mike and I have been playing together since 2005 – we played acoustic as a duo around Charleston. We supported ourselves like that, writing original songs. We met Steven in 2008 and started touring in 2010. Q: What’s up next for Dangermuffin? Dan: We’ve got a three-week run coming

up in two days, going to Boone and Pittsburgh and Vermont and coming down through Charlottesville. “We’ve played for Sounds of the South, and that was really fun, and we’ve played at Amici’s and Velvet Elvis,” Dobbs said. They have even gained fans from their different performances. “I originally came for Baby Baby,” Liz Rary, freshman English major, said. “I got to see them a while back so it was awesome to see them again.” Quante felt that the night’s performances were a success. “I think the performances went really well,” Quante said. “All three bands did a great job, we had a pretty good turnout, and everyone seemed to really enjoy it.” portion of Hancock Street with friends, it was back to the stage to catch a glimpse of headlining band Givers. The band’s set was a non-stop string of upbeat songs, which prompted many in the crowd to dance. I witnessed a variety of dance moves, from the 1920s Charleston to the generic Capital City grind. As the band played its final song, time stopped for an instant as I reveled in the light of my first – and last – Deep Roots experience of my college career. The annual festival was a magical experience for me; everything that I imagined it to be and more.


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Success on the field and in class

Reeling in the competition Taylor Roeck Contributing Writer

David Wicker / Senior Photographer Fishing team member Clayton Faircloth (pictured in photos above) practices for upcoming tournaments on Lake Sinclair on Monday at sunset. Faircloth and Chancey Grey, team president, competed together in August in the Wackem College Open on Lake Lanier.The pair placed 20th out of 34 teams.The fishing team will compete in its first major tournament on Nov. 10 on Lake Oconee.

In the heat of summer or the chill of winter, many students would not have the motivation to sit on a boat and wait patiently for the best fish to bite. The Georgia College fishing team embraces this, practicing and strategizing year-round. “There’s no offseason. There are times when it slows down, but for the most part there are tournaments throughout the entire year,” senior marketing major and team president Chancey Grey said. “Most of the practices are individual. If we have a prac-

Fall is the season Many students get involved with intramurals Hampton Pelton Contributing Writer The early fall 2012 season for Georgia College Recreational Sports boasted a whopping 160 teams, comprised of 1,700 athletes, which in turn played close to 500 games. “I think it went really well,” Director of RecSports Bert Rosenberger said. “We didn’t have too many serious injuries, or complaints, and everybody seemed to be enjoying themselves.” The season consisted of five different sports, divided into nine separate men’s, women’s and co-ed leagues, which re-

sulted in nine different championship teams. “The highlight of the year was probably HitSquad winning the men’s championship,” Rosenberger said. “It’s the first time since I’ve been here that a team basically came out of nowhere to become the best on campus. Usually you can narrow it down to about two teams that have a chance of winning at the beginning of the semester and one of those teams always ends up winning. HitSquad was pretty much an unknown at the beginning of the year.” HitSquad won both GC’s men’s flag football championship and Georgia Southern University’s “Battle in the Boro” men’s flag football tournament with a perfect combined record of 14 wins and no losses.

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tice on Lake Sinclair, we’ll go out on Sinclair and try to figure out what the fish are doing, because they’re constantly moving.” The team, ranked seventh in the nation last fall, and had success in tournaments last semester. The team competed in the seventournament Georgia Southern Collegiate Bass Fishing Series and was named fishing club of the year. “We had a top five in every tournament in that trail and in some we had more than one boat in the top five,” Grey said. “One of our goals this year

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Soccer wins three Nick Burgess Staff Writer

David Wicker / Senior Photographer Freshman Maddy Tully dribbles the ball during the Wednesday night game against Montevallo. The Bobcats defeated the ‘Canes 2-0.

The women’s soccer team recently won three games in a row, starting with a match against unranked Newberry at home on Oct. 19. The Bobcat’s defense had their best showing of the year, not allowing Newberry any shots at goal. The Bobcats loosed 24 shots, with half of them hitting the target. The end of the first half resulted in a 0-0 draw, but GC broke through in the 58 minute with a goal from Ally Barys, a freshman midfielder. “It was a buildup up the field, and it was really a team effort,” Barys said. “It (the ball) got crossed into the box and one of their defenders blocked it, but we were able to pick it back up again. Abby

GC ranks 22nd in NCAA, 2nd in PBC Ally Maisano Staff Writer Georgia College was recently ranked 22nd among NCAA Division II schools in the National Collegiate Scouting Association, Inc. Collegiate Power Rankings. The Bobcats edged up one spot from last year. The rankings look at the academic and athletic standards of all NCAA athletic programs across the country. The

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rankings are calculated by averaging student-athlete graduation rates, academic ratings provided by U.S. News & World Report, and the strength of athletic departments as determined by the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup. “When you look at those three areas, our academic reputation speaks for itself,” Athletic Director Wendell Staton said. “The student athletes come here and they’re motivated to do well academically and they have a system in

place that allows them to do that and a caring faculty and staff that can provide that environment.” The rankings help prospective student athletes and their families evaluate the strength of different athletic departments as a whole. “It’s all about being well-rounded,” Staton said. “This is a classic example

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NCSA rankings • 22nd among NCAA • 2nd in Peach Belt Conference colleges • Honored by NCSA

Quote of the Week “I always say you’re one injury or illness away from a disaster. So right now we are just trying to take it easy and maintain the level of performance we’ve had.” -Cross country coach Joe Samprone on preparing for the NCAA Southeast Regional Race

There’s something to say about a student athlete who not only shows sweat, hard work and success on the field, but also in the classroom. That something: How on earth do you do it? That’s not a rhetorical question, by the way. I am flat-out amazed by how athletes within the Bobcat Nation are able to make it to class, score well on exams and then dominate in their sports. It can’t be easy. I’m in the classroom with a few athletes here and there. Particularly when I was a marketing major early in my college career, every business class I took I found myself sitting down the row from a basketball or baseball player. And although I would skip class, forget homework or fail to study, they wouldn’t. It wasn’t like I was so busy that I couldn’t find the time. The busiest my schedule ever got those first two years here was finding time to review notes between episodes of “Tosh.O.” But the athletes were the ones leading the class discussions. They were the ones venturing into professors’ offices to ask questions and get extra help. Their confidence in their abilities carries over from the court to the classroom. Just as they train their bodies to be stronger and faster, they train their minds to be sharper and brighter. Whether their coaches threaten bench time unless they score well in school or not, I don’t care. The fact is, they do it, and it’s remarkable.

Just as they train their bodies to be stronger and faster, they train their minds to be sharper and brighter. A prime example of this was highlighted in GC news this week when junior cross country runner Philip Laskey was named to the Peach Belt Conference All-Academic Team. There are two main prerequisites to qualify. First, you must be sufficiently involved in your sport. Laskey has led the men’s team in all five races so far this season. Check. Second, you must have at least a 3.3 GPA. Laskey’s is 3.77. Double check. If that’s not impressive, then I don’t know what is. Laskey isn’t the first Bobcat all-star to be named to the team, either. Last season, golfer Patrick Garrett made it. Tennis player Wictor Andersson and basketball player Royal Thomas were named Bronze Scholars last season with GPA’s between 3.25 and 3.49. But that’s just scratching the surface. There are many more where they came from, too many to name. It’s amazing being part of a school that puts emphasis on both test and sports scores. Sure, other schools may surpass GC’s stats with flying colors, but that’s not the point I’m making. Being a Bobcat with talented student athletes is something to treasure and appreciate. I can’t speak for anyone else, but realizing this makes my experience here that much more rewarding.

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School spirit reigns at Bobcat Madness Scott Carranza Senior Reporter

Robin Glaubman / Staff Photographer Sophomore outside center Evan Butcher leaps over the goal line after running 80 meters to score for the rugby club against Georgia Tech last Saturday. The Bobcats Rugby Club hosted its second “Dirty Deep Roots” tournament on Oct. 20. Six rugby teams from around the state took part.The Bobcats beat Georgia Tech 35-7 in the first game and later beat Emory University, 29-14, landing them in the playoff game for third and fourth place. The playoff games were decided on a points system in which the teams with the most collective points, whether they won or lost, competed for first through fourth places at the end of the tournament. Junior management major and the club’s former president Juan Salleras says, “So even though we did great, we still took fourth.” The club lost its final game against Valdosta State by one try in the final minute of the game. Georgia Southern won first place, followed by Macon Love in second, and Valdosta state in third. “It was a great day for our team. We did a phenomenal job on and off the field,” Salleras said.


Continued from page 15... is to keep that trophy. Every year the trophy goes back. We want to maintain it.” In late August, Grey and junior athletic training major Clayton Faircloth competed as a team in the Wackem College Open on Lake Lanier – one of the biggest tournaments in college fishing. The two struggled at the beginning, but managed to come through at the end and placed 20th. “We struggled a little the first day, but we put together a pattern the second day and caught some better fish but we didn’t place,” Faircloth said. “That was the biggest tournament this year.” So far this semester, the team has only held two inner-team qualifiers to determine who will travel to tournaments. One was held on Lake Sinclair and the other was held on Lake Jackson. Another qualifier will take place Saturday, Oct. 27, on Lake Oconee. Team vice president and senior environmental science major Jerrod Hendrix said that the qualifiers have proven that the team has grown stronger. “They’ve been going pretty well,” Hendrix said. “The past two years, our weights for the fish have been a lot better and we’re all getting better. They’re only going to keep getting better with more practice.” The team will compete in its first major tournament on Nov. 10, also on Lake Oconee. Georgia Southern is hosting a benefit tournament with all proceeds going to the American Cancer So-

ciety. All the colleges in Georgia with a fishing team and many from the Southeast are predicted to be there. Faircloth says the team has high hopes for the tournament. “We hope to do well in that. There are going to be a lot of boats and a lot of people. The more experience you get out there, there more chance for sponsorships and we can always use more sponsors,” Faircloth said. The team has set its expectations high for this semester, and plans to match its successes from last season. “We have big hopes, we want to do the best we can. We plan on doing very well. We’re going to do what we can,” Faircloth said. Both Grey and Faircloth expressed the excitement they have for the freshman members of the team, and the potential they see in them. “We have some new guys this year that have a lot of passion for the sport,” Grey said. Faircloth emphasized that a concentrated mindset is needed to be successful in tournament fishing and that it is very different than what the freshmen have previously experienced. “It’s a different world in tournament fishing, because you’re on the water for eight hours and it’s a grind,” Faircloth said. “You have to go at it, because the moment you relax and you get a bite, you might lose a fish.” Hendrix hopes the freshmen will learn from the older members of the team. “You have to have a lot of passion for it, and people that do learn a lot from the older guys on the team,” Hendrix said. “Hopefully with a lot of practice they can learn a lot and carry the team on when we’re not here.”




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Hundreds of students showed off their Bobcat pride at the annual Bobcat Madness last Wednesday. With a good turnout and school spirit to boot, this year’s rally proved successful. When the doors opened at 7:30 p.m., students grabbed their glow sticks and seats for a basketball rally full of dancing, contests and scrimmage matches by the athletes. Partnering with the Department of Athletics, Thunder Crew used around one-fourth of the funds given to them by the Student Government Association to put together the event. Thunder Crew president Tyler Kemp elaborated on the expense list for the night. “We paid $2,700 for the Tshirts, the band and the tailgating food,” Kemp said. “The athletic department paid for the glow sticks, which were $326.” With around 1,100 students showing up for the rally, this Bobcat Madness had a slightly smaller turnout than last year. “Last year we had around 1,500 students,” Kemp said. “It’s kind of disappointing compared to this year though, since we thought everyone loved it last year.” Around 400 students participated in the tailgating event, filling the front row of the commuter parking lot behind Napier Hall. One of the newer additions to Bobcat Madness was the women’s basketball scrimmage match. Sophomore guard Saidat Ogbemudia was excited to see all the students and scrimmage against her fellow teammates. “It was really great to see


Kendyl Wade / Senior Photographer Freshman forward Austin Card participated in a practice game against other members of the men’s basketball team on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at Bobcat Madness in the Centennial Center.

all the fans come out to have a good time,” Ogbemudia said. “When we came in, the atmosphere was really good and the fans were cheering. We are all just very competitive and the fact that there was dancing on the line for the loser made us want to win even more.” Junior physics and engineering major Quin Bivins spoke of

what this season had in store for the fans. “This year you can expect us to do more running and gunning like in the scrimmage match,” Bivins said. “We’re a real up-tempo type team, fast and quick. We don’t have a whole lot of size this year, so we’re re

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Women’s lacrosse gets fall season started Hampton Pelton Contributing Writer

Kelsey Copper / Staff Photographer Center Leah Eller scored five of the eight goals in the lacrosse team’s fist game against Kennesaw State on Oct. 13 at home on West Campus, but the team fell 13-8. The team had 13 players participate in the game and 23 sign up to be on the team. This is the team’s second fall season in the program’s history, but since the fall season is informal there are no games currently on the horizon. A full schedule will be out in November.

The Georgia College women’s lacrosse squad lost its Oct. 13 season opener 13-8 to Kennesaw State. “Our season is in the spring, so we have only been practicing besides the preseason scrimmage against Kennesaw State,” senior exercise major and defensive midfielder Sarah Jeffery said. “From what I have seen so far, we should do very well in the spring. We have a lot of skilled freshmen this year and we play great together as a team so I’m excited to see just how well we do this season.” The informal fall season is accompanied by a lack of a coach for the team, resulting in increased team captain leadership. “Since we no longer have a coach, it is our jobs as captains to step up and be leader(s),” Jeffery said. “We tend to goof off a lot at practice, and even though we are out there to have fun I want to make it more structured. I am getting drills and plays from my high school coach, which I plan on using in practice in hopes that it will be fun and help make us better.” Despite the informalities in the fall scheduling along with the lack of coach, the team has experienced increasing participating numbers and team awareness throughout the school due to


Cross country freshmen rise up Powell Cobb Senior Reporter Young talent is always exciting to watch. Georgia College runners are certainly no exception to the rule. The Bobcat cross country team hit the trails last Saturday for the Peach Belt Championship in Montevallo, Ala. The men’s team placed sixth and the women’s placed fifth out of 10 teams total. The freshman team members rose to take center stage during the event. On the women’s side, freshman mass communication major Taylor Roeck finished 15th among 91 other runners with a time of 23:34, placing

her as the holder of the second fastest 6K time in GC history. “It feels pretty good to make that time,” Roeck said. “I definitely didn’t expect that to happen.” Roeck was awarded GC athlete of the week for her performance, making it the second time she has received the award this season. Coming behind Roeck in 26th place was freshman Lena White, clocking in at 24:12. Allison Lones followed in 32nd place with a time of 24:19. The fifth place spot for the women’s team is the highest rank they’ve had since 2009. Leading the charge for the men’s

team was junior Philip Laskey with a time of 26:59 for the 8K, placing him in 19th place among 84 runners. “I would’ve liked to make the AllConference team,” Laskey said. “I would’ve had to make 14th place for that. But I’m not upset with myself and my performance.” Laskey has come in first for the Bobcats in all five races this season. This week, he was placed on the PBC AllAcademic team. To be on the team, a student athlete must significantly contribute to a sport and have at least a 3.3 GPA.

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word-of-mouth according to junior history major Devyn Pondiss. “I would love to see this team have an undefeated season,” Pondiss said. “When you look at the players on our team there is no doubt in my mind that it can be done. I want to see this team grow and grow, maybe even one day we will be official in the eyes of the school.” Pondiss aims to carry a fun, but hard-working attitude into the spring season where the team is expected to play Emory, Furman and Georgia Southern. “The best part about playing with the team is the amount of fun we all have together,” center Leah Eller said. “We know we aren’t some DI team that takes every game super seriously, but we know how to have fun with it and laugh at our mistakes. We do take the games seriously, but we also have so much fun playing.” Despite the hardships that the team and the captains face on a regular basis, the players still find much joy in each other and the game. “The best part about playing with the team is the amount of fun we all have together,” Eller said. “The girls’ different personalities really makes the team worth playing for. Every girl has a different gift to bring to the team, whether it be with skills or making each other laugh.” Their next game has not been scheduled, but a full schedule will be out in November.


Continued from page 16... ally going to focus on our speed.” Many of the students were thrilled with the night’s events including the new class of freshmen. Freshman business major Willie Ledezma praised the atmosphere and school spirit of the students. “I felt like the even was the start of a football game, only replace football with basketball,” Ledezma said. “I also look at it as a stress reliever since a lot of studying has been happening right now.” Bobcat Madness has played a pivotal role in the season, allowing fans to become acquainted

with the team and get to know the athletes they’re rooting for. “The students get the chance to really notice who the players are, instead of just seeing the eight to ten players you normally see at game,” Bivins said. With the season already off to a great start, Kemp was hopeful of the new class of freshmen who attended. “The majority of the people there at the event were new freshmen who don’t know very much about our basketball team,” Kemp said. “It’s the first big sporting event they’ve been to at Georgia College. Hopefully the amount of freshmen we had there last night will turn into a positive relationship and get people to come out to the games.”


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Kendyl Wade / Senior Photographer Discover Greatness’ senior music major Brandon Marsolo passes the disc during the team’s game against Frisbeeterianism on Wednesday, Oct. 24. Both coed teams went into the game with 2-0 records. Discover Greatness won the matchup 18-7, helping it remain undefeated.Their next game is on Monday, Nov. 5, at 9 p.m. against Coed Frizbee, whose current record is 1-1.

“Our season went better than I ever thought it could,” junior mass communication major and wide receiver for HitSquad Seth Patterson said. “We were made up of mostly freshmen and we went 14 and zero. The reason we played so many more games than everyone else is because we traveled down to Statesboro to play in a tournament against six other schools and we won that tournament as well.” Patterson continued to defy odds the entire season, even during the last moments in their final game. “I learned a lot about teamwork because if you look at our team there was not one specific person that carried us,” Patterson said. “Quite frankly, if you look at our team you would think we were re-


Continued from page 15... Dalton (a sophomore forward) passed it back to me, and the side netting was open, so I took my shot.” Barys claims that this goal was a turning point for the team during the match. “We struggled a lot during the first half, so this goal definitely brought some much needed hope to the team that we were going to pull out with a win,” Barys said. Playing midfield has not stopped Barys from scoring this season. This is the second match that she has made her way onto the scoresheet, with the first time being a hat-trick against the University of North Alabama in early October. “A majority of goals have certainly come from the forward line this season, but as midfielders we are supposed to be the transition from the defense to the offense and facilitate the play,” Barys said. “Sometimes we find ourselves running up while

David Wicker / Senior Photographer Sophomore Kessler Matheson, surrounded by her teammates and Hurricane players, fights to keep possession of the ball during the game.

the forwards drop back to confuse the other team, but a midfielder always has a scoring opportunity.” This game also marked the “Kick for a Cure” event at GC. Bobcats supporters were dressed in all pink for the


Continued from page 15... of the right balance between academics and athletics.” GC was ranked second among Peach Belt Conference schools, behind only No. 16 Flagler College. The next closest school was No. 45 Columbus State University. “There’s only three schools from the Peach Belt Conference that are in it,” tennis coach and Assistant Athletic Director Steve Barsby said. “For us to sell Milledgeville and the school and the total environment, I use it all the time in recruiting.” This ranking helps show potential athletic recruits that GC wants their student athletes to succeed academically as well as being successful in their respective sport. “We make it a priority; that’s number one for us,” Barsby said. “If they don’t graduate, then we didn’t serve them right or do anything for them.” Being ranked No. 22 helps make GC more appealing to prospective students athletes.

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Continued from page 17... Coming in close behind Laskey was freshman James Ryden, crossing the finish line with a time of 27:17, his best performance of the year. Ryden placed 23rd overall. Freshman Paul McNeil came in 33rd with a time of 27:49 and was followed by junior Tucker Forbes in 39th with a time of 28:14. The men’s team enjoyed cooler weather during their race at 9 a.m. “It was cold when we got out there in the morning, but it felt really good by the time we started the race,” Laskey said. “Weather doesn’t generally affect me too much. But I don’t like it when it’s really cold.” By the time the women’s race began only 45 minutes later, the sun was in full force and the heat made it difficult to run. “It was so hot,” Roeck said. “The sun made it really hard to run. … That combined with how hard the course was made it a tough race.” According to Roeck, the team had jogged the course last Friday night to gain a feel for the layout and difficulty of the trails, but when race time came, the hills that seemed so easy the night before became a challenge. Despite any difficulties with the race, coach Joe Samprone couldn’t be happier with the team’s performance. “Things are really looking well for us right now,” Samprone said. “I’m so proud of both the men’s and women’s teams. And I’m proud of the freshmen on the team. It’s been a sort of rebuilding year, especially for the men. I know we are going to have a great future.” As the last race of the fall season quickly approaches, Samprone emphasizes the importance of runners remaining healthy and consistent with their previous performances. “I always say you’re one injury or illness away from a disaster,” Samprone said. “So right

event, while fundraisers and raffles drawings were occurring alongside the game. “Kick for a Cure was us working with Zeta Tau Alpha to raise money for breast cancer research and breast

“I think anytime you’re recognized for this type of excellence it’s a selling point for our university. It’s a point of pride,” Staton said. “It’s an overall reflection of the quality of the university.” The rankings reflect positively on both the coaches the department and the caliber of the students that GC attracts. “I think it’s a really positive thing for the athletic department. It’s a great honor to be ranked so high, ” head volleyball coach Gretchen Krumdieck said. “It’s a testament to all us coaches and the athletic department that we’re finding those quality student athletes to carry on this tradition that we’ve tried to build and worked so hard towards.” Staton believes that being honored by the NCSA Athletic Recruiting is another testament to the strengths of GC. “This ranking is consistent with all of the national rankings that our university gets in general,” Staton said. “It’s just a reflection of the university and the great job that our faculty and staff do and the great job that our student athletes do and the coaches who get them here.” now we are just trying to take it easy and maintain the level of performance we’ve had. Avoiding anything unusual or dangerous will keep our runners healthy, and we have to keep them as well rested as we can.” The cross country team travels to the NCAA Southeast Regional race held in Charlotte, N.C. on Nov. 3.

David Wicker / Senior Photographer Freshman runner Paul McNeil paces himself during the Mercer RunFit Invitational on Sept. 15. He placed 25th with a time of 28:28.

ally unathletic, but we learned to work and play together. My favorite game was the championship game because of how exciting it was. There is nothing like going into overtime in a championship against an athletically superior team and beating them. The most challenging part of the season was trying to figure out how we kept on winning.” Alvaro De La Torre and his indoor soccer team, “Ibra,” faced similar difficulties on their road to the championship. “It went great,” senior management major and defender for Ibra De La Torre said. “We only lost one game at the beginning of the season.” Ibra suffered a loss early in the season, but persevered to the championship in ironic fashion. “My favorite part of the season was when we beat a team that we had lost against before,” De La Torre said. “We

cancer awareness,” Athletics Information Director Al Weston said. After their home win, the Bobcats travelled to the University of Montevallo and beat the Falcons 3-2 on Oct. 21. The Falcons scored an early goal to go 1-0 up, but senior forward Haley O’Hayer equalized for the Bobcats midway through the first half. The Falcons scored again after the halftime break to lead 2-1 until the 80 minute mark, when senior midfielder Olivia Holden scored from a corner kick from sophomore forward Ashley Veilleux. One minute later, sophomore midfielder Rebekah Autry found the back of the net after another corner kick from Veilleux, who recorded two assists on the day. “Coming off of the Montevallo win, we have a lot more confidence and we got the ball rolling. This win was a big deal because we know we can put the ball in the back of the net,” Barys said. The Bobcats then faced against the

played this team at the beginning of the tournament and we lost; however, when we played them in the semifinal, we had no trouble to beat them and that made us be able to play the final game.” Late fall sports games started on Oct. 15. In the transition from early to late fall intramurals, Rosenberger noted that the season is going great and that GC RecSports has “the most games that we have ever had going on at the same time.” “This is a busy time,” Rosenberger said. “We usually have eight games going on an hour from 8 p.m. to midnight, Monday through Thursday night. Right now we have volleyball, flag football, basketball, outdoor soccer and ultimate frisbee going on so there are plenty of opportunities for students. Its never too late to sign up as an individual.”

Georgia Southwestern Hurricanes at home. They shut out the ’Canes 2-0 to get their third straight win. History was on the Bobcats’ side as they have won all of the last six meetings against the Hurricanes with a goal difference of 24-1. Sophomore midfielder Lindsey Knott opened up the scoring by breaking onto the scoresheet for the first time this season in the 23rd minute after an assist from sophomore defender Kessler Matheson and sophomore forward Abby Dalton. “I’m so glad I scored. I’ve been waiting for this all season,” Knott said. The Bobcats scored again when sophomore midfielder Rebekah Autry netted a tap-in goal with the assist from sophomore forward Ashley Veilleux. This was Autry’s second goal of the season. The GC offense flourished, having 33 shots on the night, while the defense held firm and kept the Hurricanes to only one shot. The Bobcats also had 11 corners and two saves.

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