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Consequences for being placed on academic probation include exclusion from campus activities and required tutoring.

Understanding academic probation BY IAN RICHARDSON Copy Editor

Academic probation may only account for two brief paragraphs in the student handbook, but ignoring its importance and consequences could cause a student to end up in a world of trouble. According to the 2012 to 2013 undergraduate catalog, a student falls on academic probation when his or her GPA falls below a certain number at the end of a semester. The GPA requirement is determined on a sliding scale based on the number of semester hours a student has completed. Glenn Bernet, vice president for Academic Affairs, said that

academic probation has been a long-standing policy at Evangel, a policy similar to those at other universities. “It basically is rooted in the idea that if a student early on shows signs of not being able to cut it, then we ought to let them know early,” Bernet said. After the final grades for the semester have been submitted, Records and Registration runs a grade report for each student, according to registrar Cathy Williams. She said that a student who falls on academic probation is then notified by email, and Laynah Rogers, director of the Academic Support Center, is also notified.

According to the catalog, a student on academic probation may only attend events open to the public or events where attendance is required for a grade. This excludes participation in athletics, leadership roles or student events.

[Academic probation] basically is rooted in the idea that if a student early on shows signs of not being able to cut it, then we ought to let them know early. -Glenn Bernet The catalog also states that a student who remains on academic probation for two semesters in a row can be suspended. However, Bernet said that when it comes to suspensions, Evangel cuts students some slack following the fall semester since most students live on campus. “We’ve made it an understanding that we will generally not suspend somebody at mid-year,” Bernet said.

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Hype. Emotion. Pressure. Media scrutiny. Those are just a few things leading up to the big game this Sunday, the Super Bowl XLVII. The Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers are not only closely matched on the field, but on paper as well. According to the NFL, San Francisco averages about nine yards more per game than Baltimore. Defensively, they allow about 55 yards less than the Ravens. One ESPN poll shows people favoring the 49ers over the Ravens 55 percent to 45 percent. Super Bowl spawns several other activities as well. An advertisement in this year’s Super Bowl will cost roughly $4 million, according to Creative Review’s website. Voxxi’s website estimates that there will be over 1.2 billion chicken wings and over 25 million slices of pizza consumed during the Super Bowl. Also according to Collegiate Times, one problem people will face this year are bad Super Bowl parties. The Collegiate Times suggests loading up on party platters from Taco Bell and, as well, hot wings. The Collegiate Times additionally recognizes the lack of opportunities to use the restroom during the Super Bowl. It states that people cannot go during the game because they do not want to miss the action. They also cannot go during commercials, because they do not want to miss the hilarious ads.













According to the catalog, a student serving an academic suspension can be readmitted if he or she has passed a minimum of nine hours of college courses with at least a C grade or has been away from Evangel for one academic year. Once readmitted, the student remains on probation for the first semester and can take no more than 13 credits. The student must take a study skills course and meet with the director of the Academic Support Center. According to Rogers, Academic Support willingly provides assistance to anyone on academic probation. “We sit down and work with them on forming a plan for success,” said Rogers. “Sometimes it’s a time-management issue; they don’t know how much time to study.” Sometimes, Rogers said, students find that they need to reevaluate their course loads or even their majors. Other times, academic probation is just the wake-up call students need to start applying themselves more. Students that are interested in academic support can visit the Academic Support Center.


Evangel students give CBC students tour of campus Rentschler, Smallwood speak to CBC students about Evangel community, resident life


Leading CBC students on a tour of Evangel, Jesse Tucker, senior, shows the students Riggs Hall. The tour followed a town hall meeting where students asked questions about Evangel’s community and residence life. BY MICHAELA SMITH News Editor

Approximately 40 Central Bible College students met in Barnett Recital Hall Monday night to discuss community and residential life at Evangel, which is soon to be their home if the consolidation is approved. Gina Rentschler, director of community life, explained the basics of community life at Evangel. She addressed Evangel’s standards and how a biblical basis, safety and harmony with community living

are keys to campus life. She told CBC students that they should connect by knowing their options and by becoming involved with others through programs such as Adopt-a-Student. She advised them to cultivate themselves by fine-tuning their strengths and to challenge themselves by rethinking their behaviors. Rentschler also presented what she thought was the best advice she had gathered from Evangel students: to expect something different, to accept God’s challenges, to spread oneself out and to fight

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against stereotyping, gossiping and comparing. Rentschler also told CBC students that if they are interested in applying for resident assistant or another campus leadership position, they are required, like Evangel students, to take LEAD 200, which she said they can still enroll in this semester. Pam Smallwood, housing director, then discussed residential living. She addressed CBC students’ concerns about living off campus and the age limit for students who wish to live on campus. At CBC, due to its low enroll-

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ment rate, students over the age of 23 are able to live in a special residence hall. However, at Evangel these students will have to find off-campus housing unless an exception is made A student who is enrolled at CBC, De Andre Whitlock, said that he has attended every town hall meeting that CBC has held regarding consolidation. “I think it is a good way to get information from people who are working with and on committees for consolidation,” Whitlock said. “That way, students aren’t receiving secondhand information.” Whitlock said that if he could encourage more CBC students to go to the meetings he would. He said he has also invited people he knows from Evangel to attend the meetings. “It’s a good way for Evangel students to help us out, and for everyone to give their opinion about their concerns of consolidation.”

“It’s a good way for Evangel students to help us out, and for everyone to give their opinion about their concerns of consolidation. -De Andre Whitlock

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Smallwood said that, based on previous enrollment numbers for CBC and Evangel, she does not think there will be a problem with occupancy in the residence halls. However, she said some singleoccupancy rooms might have to accommodate two residents once the institution is consolidated. Following the meeting, CBC students toured Evangel’s campus. Jesse Vaughn, junior and one of the tour guides, said the tour helped CBC students become more aware of what will be available for them at Evangel. Vaughn also said that this might have been the first time CBC students have interacted with Evangel students, so it gave them an opportunity to meet new people. Jim Vigil, vice president for Student Development of CBC, said this is not the first town hall meeting CBC students have had the opportunity to attend. So far, students have been invited to attend meetings about academics, finances and spiritual formation. Vigil said the meetings offer CBC students ownership in the consolidation process and surface more unaddressed issues for the faculty to consider. Vigil also said CBC students will likely be able to go to two more town hall meetings: one about student organizations and possibly another about the newlyappointed president.

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The Scoop Battle of the Bands Evangel will host its first Battle of the Bands, Feb. 21 from 8-11 pm. If you are in a band or interested in forming one together, contact William Studioso. EU Visit Day The Department of Undergraduate Admissions will host an EU Visit today for prospective students and their families. Nominate a Professor Students can nominate one faculty member to honor at the graduation ceremony by receiving the E.M. and Estella Clark Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching. Nomination forms should be filled out and returned to the Academics Affairs Office. Tea for Three The Barnett Theater will house the play “Tea For Three,” starring Emmy Award-winning Elaine Bromka Feb. 8 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. Yearbook Photos Students can have their yearbook photos taken today in the side room of Crusader Hall from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and again from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The floor with the highest participation will win $100. Softball Camp The softball team will host a camp titled “Play Like an Olympian,” which will feature softball player, Crystyl Bustos, a threetime Pan-American Games gold medalist and two-time Olympian. The camp, which will take place on Saturday, will consist of two sessions: skills and hitting.

Flu bug bites on campus BY MICHAELA SMITH News Editor

“AH-CHOOO!” The sound of someone sneezing can mean a multitude of things. For some, it could mean allergies. But for others, it could mean the flu. The flu is a contagious, respiratory illness caused by the influenza virus. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website, the flu attacks a person’s body suddenly. Cases can range from mild to severe cold-like symptoms. Some cases can even end in death. Influenza viruses mainly spread from person to person through respiratory droplets released by coughs and sneezes. Susan Bryan, director of health services, said this season of the flu has been a particularly bad one, especially for students living in close quarters. One sophomore Scott Hall resident, Cody Bond, said he caught the flu and had it for five days. “A big problem for me was that I didn’t have the resources to deal with the flu,” he said. After being sick for four days, Bond said his suitemate went out and got medicine for him. Bond said that because he was so sick, his roommate stayed

with his resident assistant while Bond remained quarantined to his room. Bond said that when other students get sick, they should get plenty of rest and eat lots of food. Bryan said that out of the nine students she saw at the Wellness Center on Monday, only two of them did not have flu-like symptoms and were not treated for having the flu. Bryan said that only a test can determine whether a student has the flu, but those tests are very expensive – almost $100. She said the only time Evangel administered the flu test was back when the swine flu was spreading in order to determine if the type of flu at the school was that strand. Since treatment for the flu and for flu-like symptoms is the same, Bryan said she writes “flu-like illness” on the medicinal scripts. One of Bryan’s recommendations for avoiding the flu: getting the shot. “I have gotten the flu shot every year,” Bryan said. “I’m a big believer in it.” She said that the more flu vaccines the Wellness Center gives, the less the flu normally spreads around campus. Bryan also said she suggests students frequently wash their


The Springfield Business Journal has named Andy Denton, vice president for Enrollment Management, to its 2013 class of “40 under 40,” according to a press release. According to an article on the journal’s website, each year a group of judges selects 40 individuals from a group of nominees based on their professional accomplishments and work in the community. “It’s humbling,” Denton said. “I see it as an award that is really an honor for my family and the team that I’m a part of.” Denton specifically mentioned

the help of his wife, Linda, who has put her career on hold to stay at home with the Denton’s three children, who are currently eight, six and five years old. “It really is a reflection of a great partnership I have with my wife,” Denton Andy Denton said. “She’s a very sharp lady as well. She could easily have been one of these if she’d pursued her career.” Denton also expressed

appreciation for the mentoring he has experienced under Robert Spence, president, who Denton said has invested a lot in him. A 1998 graduate of Evangel, Denton said he began working for Evangel directly following his graduation. He spent two years as an admissions counselor followed by two and a half years as director of undergraduate admissions. After working four years as an associate pastor, Denton returned to become the first vice president for Enrollment Management, a position he has held since 2007. “What brought me back is my love for my alma mater,” Denton said. “I just believe in what we’re doing here.” “Evangel University is very


BY ELLIOTT SCOTT Assistant News Editor

Earlier last week, she posted that Milton Krans is continuing to feel discomfort from the body braces that are supporting him and that he is also struggling to effectively swallow food. Krans is unable to consume large

hands, practice good hygiene and cover their mouths and noses when they sneeze. She said that students should keep their distances from those who are sick. “Living a healthy lifestyle and practicing good nutrition are

key to staying healthy,” Bryan said. Bryan said that the Wellness Center still has 25 doses of the flu vaccine to administer. Flu shots are available for students in the Wellness Center for $15.

blessed to have a man with so much accomplished in such a short time,” Angela Dense, Denton’s executive assistant to the vice president of enrollment management, said. Dense has worked with Denton since last semester, and she said that she can see why he has been selected for such an award. “Dr. Denton’s very easy to get along with,” she said. “He’s an incredibly intelligent professional.” Denton said he will appear for a photo shoot and will be profiled in a future issue of the journal. The journal has also invited all 40 of the individuals to be recognized at a ceremony on March 7.

Premarital retreat available for students

Rehabilitation underway, set to be released Wednesday

He is making some progress each day--being up and wanting to walk in the hall, talking more and staying awake longer in the evenings. - Beverley Krans

A student poses to be sick with the flu. Susan Bryan, Wellness Center director, said many students have caught the flu this season.

Andy Denton added to ‘40 under 40’

Krans recovers slowly

A month after an accident that hospitalized Milton Krans, associate professor of theology, rehabilitation is still underway. According to a Facebook update posted by Beverley Krans, Milton Krans’ wife, he is supposed to be released from the Walnut Lawn Rehabilitation Center on Wednesday. “He is making some progress each day - being up and wanting to walk in the hall, talking more and staying awake longer in the evenings,” Beverley Krans posted on Facebook.



Milton Krans has a Facebook page designated to his recovery process. Students can search, “Pray for Dr. Milt Krans.”

portions of food, Beverly Krans said in a post on Monday. She said that he is currently content using a feeding tube to counter the amount of strength it requires to chew all of his food. Paul Logsdon, director of public relations and publications, said, “Dr. Krans cannot do a thing without the neck brace, and he is not supposed to move without the body brace.” Milton Krans faces a significant measure of exhaustion at the end of each day, Beverley Krans said. She mentioned that most nights he has to turn out the lights early in order to get some rest. Beverley Krans posted on Facebook last Friday that she is concerned about the amount of effort that is going to be required to manage her husband’s braces after he is released. “I am sure I will need help once he comes home knowing

how to take his upper brace off at night and then putting it back on in the morning for a while until I get comfortable doing it myself,” she said. She later said that while it is a big deal, she is confident she will be able to handle the changes that will come. She said she spent the beginning of the week looking at skilled nursing facilities. “We did decide on three facilities that would be suitable for Milton when the time comes,” Beverley Krans said on Facebook. She said that he has begun to turn a corner and that he is beginning to appear more positive. “The personal care that he will require is rather extensive,” Logsdon said. Beverley Krans is continuing to express her appreciation on Facebook for the support that has been given.

The Counseling Center will host its annual premarital retreat from Feb. 15 through 17 in Branson, Mo. The retreat will be an event packed with informational sessions and discussion panels designed to prepare Evangel’s young couples for married life, according to Brian Upton, director of counseling services. The Counseling Center will both plan and host the retreat, and the entire team of Evangel counselors, along with several interns working for the Counseling Center, will have their hands in this event. The premarital retreat is open to any Evangel couples who are currently engaged or who plan to marry within the next year. The Counseling Center will invite four to five married couples from the area to counsel and speak to the students during the retreat. Many of the guest speakers will be Evangel alumni who have special experience in areas that may be of interest to the students, such as finances and relational purity, according to the Upton.

We want to really equip couples with the skills they need. -Brian Upton Upton said this retreat has been hosted by Evangel for over a decade. Each year, between 20 and 25 couples attend the event. “We try to make [the retreat] more experiential – we want there to be an applied nature to it,” Upton said. “We want to really equip couples with the skills they need.” In recent years, the

Counseling Center has updated the format of the retreat to allow for discussion after each of the workshops. According to Upton, this opens the floor for couples to talk through what they have learned and to identify how the content applies to their unique relationships. Kerry Marsh, part-time staff counselor, is a three-year veteran of this event; she has acted as a counselor during the retreat and spoken on topics such as clear communication and conflict resolution. This year, she will be involved in the final address of the weekend, which will discuss the meaning of marriage. “We spend so much time planning for a wedding, and that is only one day [of the year],” Marsh said. “How much time do we really plan on putting into a marriage that could [last] potentially 50 years?” Marsh says that her desire is for students to learn the basic building blocks of a healthy marriage that they may not have ever been taught by their parents. “We try to cover a broad overview of all of the different areas that impact their relationship: conflict resolution, sexuality, money management, communication,” Marsh said. “We want them to be successful in marriage by understanding these things better.” Evangel alumnus Justin Stanton said he attended the premarital retreat several years ago with his wife, Kara. The two met during their time at Evangel and attended several counseling sessions during their engagement. “Everyone who is considering getting married needs to do counseling,” Stanton said. “Our experience at Evangel’s Counseling Center was very beneficial.”


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Open dorm reform


eople are likeable, for the most part. It can generally be considered fun to hang out with people, where the word “people” is used in reference to both male and female “people.” Though it is true that Evangel is a Christian institution, it is not unbiblical for a guy and a girl to watch a movie or three, should the whim take them. But with the school’s current open dorm policy, students are not able to spend time in mixed company in their rooms for longer than four hours. Granted, the lobbies in the dorms are fairly well equipped, and students have access to the academic buildings, but with so many people awkwarding up those possibilities, there are only limited other options. Lobby couples. Blechk. Students are trusted enough to be in their rooms in mixed company for 10 hours a week; there’s obviously nothing morally wrong with it. If couples felt like misbehaving in their rooms, they’ve got 10 hours worth of opportunity each week if the RAs aren’t patrolling. But that is one of the responsibilities of the resident assistants; to make sure no funny business goes on. Of course, we don’t expect resident assistants and office assistants to work for free. According to Andrew Goodall, resident director of Scott Hall, that for the addition of another day of hall visitation, RAs would need to be compensated for the extra work. This, however, was made impossible, since the Board of Administration recently voted against a proposal to give RAs a raise. Goodall offers a solution that would not require more money, as the RAs would already be on duty, and would extend the hall

visitation hours from 10 to 15 each week. That’s an hour more than adding another full shift on a different day. Goodall’s solution is to expand the hours on Monday so that they are from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. and extending the hours during Tuesday and Friday till 12 a.m. as well.

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We support Goodall’s suggestion because it would enable students to spend more supervised time in mixed company, and would cut down on entertainment costs for students. Not only is the current limited time a scheduling nuisance, it also means that students who wish to spend time with someone of the opposite gender have to leave campus for any kind of privacy. This means lots of trips to coffee shops, to the theaters or even just driving around town. All of these cost money students could save by just staying in and watching a movie they already own in their rooms. So, who to turn to to make changes? That’s what student senators are for. Blake Peterson, senior and senator in charge of the policy changes proposed to senate, is the man for the job. For him to do his job, students have to exercise their rights to contact him and ask for representation. It is our responsibility as students to call for the changes we want to see. It is time that we use that right and make it cheaper to be able to hang out with our friends, regardless of gender, by spending more time in our rooms. This editorial was written by Jonathan Gracza, senior, to fulfill a class assignment. Gracza is not a Lance staff member.

Professional talent trumps the law



ay Lewis has been getting quite a bit of attention lately, mostly because he’ll be playing the last game of his career this Sunday in the Super Bowl. A few words are often used to describe Lewis: passionate, emotional, leader, football player. When I think of Lewis, though, some other words some to mind, like “alleged” and “murderer” – and “scary as sin.” If you didn’t know, Lewis was charged with murder back in 2000 because of an incident that took place during the Super Bowl. The charges were dropped as part of a plea bargain, though, and Lewis was convicted on some small charge like obstruction of justice. So we should just forget

about it, right? Well, that’s definitely the road Warren Sapp would take. Sapp, when asked about the incident recently during an interview, ripped off his microphone and made a comment about how it was “12 years ago” before mentioning that Lewis wouldn’t hurt a flea and that people need to find a new story. Somebody needs to let Sapp know that the year 2000 was actually 13 years ago, and Lewis wasn’t charged with killing a flea; he was charged with killing a human. Maybe Sapp is right, though. Perhaps people do need to find a new story. But why? If Lewis were anything other than a professional athlete, the murder


case would be brought up every time he applied for a new job, so why should the guy get a free pass just because he’s a really good free throw shooter. That’s what people do in football, right? Well, the reason he gets a free pass is simple: whether it’s sports or anything in the entertainment world, talent always trumps the law. That’s why people remember Michael Jackson as some sort of immortal pop icon, not a creepy guy who built a theme park in his backyard so he could lure young boys to his home. It’s why people like George Clooney and Whoopi Goldberg signed a petition for Roman Polanski to be allowed back in the

U.S. even though RoPo drugged and raped multiple underage women back in the ’70s. Apparently, making a few tickles, singing some memorable songs or making a couple good movies give you a free pass to a life of crime. If that’s the case, then no laws should apply to Gary Busey. The man is a legend. And he’s absolutely gorgeous. Ultimately though, it may not be a bad thing that talent trumps the law. I mean, even people who complain about it – like me – still prefer it to be that way. After all, the studio version of “Beat It” probably sounds a lot better than the “San Quentin Cell 302 version of Beat It” would.

Just Sayin’

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Jonathan Jones, senior, took this picture at Outer Banks, N.C.


The importance of internships BY CAMILLE BRAND

classes, superior selection opportunities or proximity to relatives. When it comes to finding an Internships are valuable tools internship, Dana said, “Students for college students. While they who are willing to be aggressive offer experience for students’ fu- in their search are usually very ture careers, they can also help successful.” students find jobs quickly after He also said that prayer is a college graduation. valuable part of the process. In fact, 60 perThe Career cent of internDevelopWe try our best to ships turn into ment Center, get the students out job offers for collocated in into the field as early lege graduates, the student according to an union, offers as possible. article by Forbes. resources to - Becky Huechteman “We try our help students best to get the develop a restudents out sume or find into the field as early as possible,” an internship. Becky Huechteman, professor of According to Career Developeducation, said. “We know that ment Center office materials, it is it’s best for them to get the hands- dedicated to working with current on experistudents, ence that alumni and they need.” employers Bernie to aid in Dana, Busijob searchness Deing, provide partment career guidchairperance and ofson, has fer job-skill helped training. Becky Bernie Dana many stuShannyn Huechteman dents with internships over the Wong, junior years. “The Business Depart- advertising and public relations ment has developed relationships major, said, “Internships are imwith several organizations in the portant because they provide real Springfield community that are life experience in that particuwilling to offer internships,” he lar field. They give you a tease of said. what it will be like before comAccording to Dana, the ben- pletely letting you loose in the efits of interning in Springfield work place.” Wong said that she is depend on the student and may planning to do an internship this include convenience while taking summer. Staff Writer

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When a hobby becomes a passion BY SEAN WHITE Features Editor

nections and relationships, so she should bless others. Arnzen hopes to have her pictures published in a magazine someday. But for now, she said she is satisfied with having someone use one of her photos as a profile picture. Arnzen said she wants to pursue a career in art therapy. “I really believe in art therapy. I think it can be very effective,” she said. After she graduates from Evangel, she said she wants to go on to graduate

school. Arnzen said that when she takes photos she tries to blend in as best as possible. According to her, the best candid photos are taken when the photographer is invisible.

Lifetime passions can be launching pads for success. Hannah Arnzen, junior digital arts major, has been taking pictures since she was in second grade. In the last five years she has done two art shows to benefit Ozarks Food Harvest and Speed the Light. “I have always been intrigued by photography,” Arnzen said. Growing up, she said she began to become interested in cameras because of her mom. When she was in second grade, her mom bought her a camera. She used that camera for the next seven years. When she was in ninth grade, Arnzen’s parents gave her the choice of getting a new drum set or a professional camera, and she chose the camera. From then on, she has continued to pursue her passion for photography.“One photo can create thousands of stories,” Arnzen said, “Each person can interpret a photo in a different way.” PHOTOS COURTESY OF HANNAH ARNZEN Arnzen said that she feels God has blessed her in her finances, con- Arnzen’s photography is not just used for art, but as a way to bless others. She would like to go on to graduate school to practice art therapy.

Volunteering to fight hunger in Springfield, abroad BY HOPE HAMILTON Staff Writer

Hunger is a reality–a very harsh reality for more than 870 million people. While that number may seem like just another random statistic, it is more than the populations of the United States and the European Union combined. According to the World Food Programme, hunger is the world’s number-one health risk, killing more people than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis put together. Many people and ministries have recognized that hunger is a

problem and are aiding the fight against it. Convoy of Hope is one of those ministries. Headquartered in Springfield, Convoy of Hope states on its website that its mission is “to feed millions of people in need in the United States and around the world through children’s nutrition initiatives, citywide outreaches and disaster response.” Convoy does this with feeding programs and donor sponsorship. In the past 16 years, Convoy has helped more than 55 million people. Many of the meals Convoy sends all over the world are

packed in Springfield, and much of that work is done by volunteers. “Getting involved with Convoy of Hope is a great way of reaching out to people, and we are looking forward to a long and effective partnership with them,” Matt Elenbaas, junior and assistant director of activities and events for CROSSwalk, said. “Students should be looking for opportunities to get involved in Convoy either by fundraising or volunteering,” he said. Students interested in becoming involved in Convoy’s ministry through Evangel can contact Chelsea Brookbank, junior and

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Plato’s Closet takes used clothes for cash, sells name brand items BY JESSICA NUNLEY Managing Editor

Thrift stores abound in Springfield, but few purchase clothing from customers while they shop. Plato’s Closet, located on Battlefield Road between Fremont Avenue and National Avenue, is not only known for its discounted name brand clothing but also for its policy of purchasing highquality used clothing from customers. Heather Robichaud, store manager, said that the process for selling to Plato’s Closet is simple: 1. Bring in your gently used brand name clothing and accessories. 2. The buyer reviews your clothing while you shop. 3. You receive a quote based on style, condition, brand and the store’s current merchandise levels. 4. If you accept the offer, you can receive cash or trade your stuff for items of equal value. And bonus, if you trade, your purchase is tax-free, saving you a few extra bucks. Plato’s Closet works on a firstcome-first-serve basis, Robichaud

said, and it only accepts the latest styles without stains, tears or fading damage. The shop purchases clothing up to an hour before closing time. Though typically young women shop at Plato’s Closet, Robichaud said that the ratio of girls to guys at the store is a 70-30 split. She said that men’s clothes are in high demand because guys change their clothing less frequently than girls, so most men’s clothes are too damaged to resell. This is why the men’s section of Plato’s is smaller. Even so, front-end manager Kailee Smith said that many guys are regulars to the store because of the high turnover rate for both men’s and women’s merchandise. Within a month’s time, most items in the store are sold and replaced with new goods, Smith said. The Plato’s Closet website advertises a grab-bag sale on Saturday, Feb. 9, where, for $10, customers can fill up a bag of clearance clothing. All other regularly priced merchandise in the store is discounted 10 percent as well.

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Victor spells ‘victory’ Win provides 16-5 record, tied for first in NAIA division 1 HAAC BY CHARLIE WILLIAMS Contributing Writer

Evangel improved to 16-5 this season after wins against Central Methodist University and Benedictine College last week. Though the Crusaders dropped from no. 19 to no. 21 in the NAIA Coaches Poll this week, they are tied for first place in the Heart of America Athletic Conference. “It is good to be tied for first place in the league at this point, but there is a lot of basketball left to be played,” Steve Jenkins, head coach, said. “We have shown good improvement over the first two-thirds of the season, but we still need to amp it up another notch or two down the stretch.” The Crusaders have won eight of their past nine games and are tied with MidAmerica Nazarene for the top spot in the HAAC. Evangel’s last win came against Benedictine in a battle of the conference’s top two defenses. Victor Agbasi, senior guard, scored a career high with 23 points as he hit eight of 11 shots in the game. “I got hot and kept shooting the ball as guys were looking to get me the ball. I can be a streaky shooter and score a lot in a hurry,” Agbasi said. “The Benedictine game was a very physical, hard-fought game featuring the best two defensive teams in the league, in terms of points allowed in HAAC games thus far this season,” Jenkins said. After building up a nine-point lead midway during the second half, the Ravens went on the attack by hitting three-pointers in bunches to bring them back into the game, including a three-pointer with 14.8 seconds remain-

ing to tie the game at 59 and force overtime. The Crusaders had no problem putting the game away in overtime as the team went on to win 73-69. “The one area that concerned me regarding last week’s games was rebounding,” Jenkins said. “Both Central Methodist and Benedictine out-rebounded us, and that has not happened that often this entire year.” At one point the Crusaders held a plusnine rebound margin this season, but they have seen that number dwindle down to plus3.5 this season. The Crusaders face Baker University on the road tomorrow. Evangel defeated Baker by 41 points at home earlier this season. Baker is tied for fifth place in the HAAC with a 6-5 conference record, and has only one conference home loss this season. “We expect them to play a lot better,” Agbasi said. “They did not play well in the first game and we played extremely well. We expect them to have a much better game.” “We may have won the first game by a large margin, but we are not that much better than Baker,” Jenkins said. “They are a very good defensive team and have a good mix of interior and perimeter players. We expect a very tough game.” With the season winding down in the final month before the conference and national tournaments, the Crusaders look to be at their best at this point in the season. “I hope we are getting close to playing our best right now,” Agbasi said. “We need to still improve in some areas so we can hit our peak as the season ends.” The next two games for the men’s basketball team are conference games, possibly improving its chance for a high standing.


Victor Agbasi, senior guard, manages shot against defensive opponent in the game against Benedictine on Jan. 26. The Crusaders came away with a win.

At the indoor track team’s first meet at Principa College, Maggie Dorge, junior, placed second in the 500 meter and first in the 4x800 meter relay Q: What got you involved in track? A: I wanted to be like my older brother, and he ran in high school. So, when my grade school offered cross-country and track, I did it. Even though my first year I ran horribly, I kept at it, and eventually I became somewhat decent. Q: What is your favorite event to run and why? A: The 4 x 800 meter relay because I love running the 800. You can mess with other runner’s strategies by staying in the back the first lap. Then … I eventually start picking people off, and it is fun to see their faces when you pass them. I like running relays because it is a team effort. Q: What are your season goals? A: I would like to break the girl’s 800-meter school record. With my teammates pushing me at practice, I think it id possible Q: Where do you hope to be by your senior year? A: I hope I will be able to qualify and compete in the national meet.

Strong beginnings, successful first meet BY RYAN PETERS Staff Writer

The indoor track team traveled to Principia College in Elsah, Ill. last Friday. Three of Evangel’s eight relay teams placed first in their events, while the rest placed either second or third. According to a press release, Daniel Garten, senior, Jordan Martin, sophomore, and Sam Wyrick, sophomore, competed on Evangel’s 1600-meter sprint medley relay team and finished in 3:52. Wyrick, David Donaldson, freshman, Christopher Groh, sophomore, and Junior Ruckdeschell, junior, finished the 4x800 meter relay in 8:42, winning the

event by a margin of 10 seconds. The women’s 4x800 meter relay team, which consisted of Margaret Dorge, junior, Lindsey Woody, freshman, Courtney Orange, senior, and Joanna Cogiel, junior, won with a time of 10:48. The men’s B team took second in the 4x800. According to a press release, Dorge took second in the women’s individual 500-meter, and Brandon Hoffman took third in the men’s individual 3000-meter. “Our goal, as a team, is to place third or better at the conference meet in February,” said Ruckdeschell. The next women’s meet is today, and the next men’s meet is on Feb. 2 at Central Missouri.

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Women’s Indoor Track

Central Missouri, Mule Relays Warrensburg, Mo.


Emily Akins, sophomore guard, led the team with 16 points while McSpadden contributed another After losing the previous five 14. On the other side of the court, games, the women’s basketball the Raven’s Justice Payne put up team faced Benedictine at home 20 points for her team, scoring six on Saturday. Benedictine, which three-pointers. is ranked no. 16 in the Heart of The Crusaders move on to face America Athletic Conference, Baker University this Saturday in had beat the Crusaders earlier Baldwin City, Kan. The team took this season by a score of 64-51. a couple days off from practice This time, the this week before Crusaders fell by a returning to score of 72-41. the gym to preSometimes I feel “I do not think for its next like we know their pare we should have match. plays better than lost,” Sierra Mc“We are learnwe know our own Spadden, senior ing their plays,” forward, said. “I do McSpadden plays.” not like losing to -Sierra McSpadden said. “Somethem. I do not like times I feel like losing anyway, but we know their I especially do not like losing to plays better than we know our Benedictine.” own plays.” According to a press release, This will be the first time that at halftime the Ravens led 31-17, Evangel faces Baker this season. but the Crusaders almost tied the According to a preseason Heart score early in the second half, just of America Athletic Conference 10 points below Benedictine. The coaches’ poll, Baker was tied for Crusaders fell short as Benedic- ninth with Culver-Stockton in the tine went on a run and won its conference with 24 points while seventh game in a row. This loss Evangel was picked fifth with 56 was Evangel’s sixth in a row. points. “The first half we were in it. As the season nears its end, the The second half, I think we came women’s basketball team continin just horribly,” Ariel Robinson, ues to ask for a supporting crowd. junior forward, said. “They just “We have big goals to finish off took off. They shot and made all the year, so just continue to suptheir buckets.” port us regardless of the situaAccording to a press release, tion,” Brown said.

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Men’s Indoor Track

Central Missouri, Mule Relays Warrensburg, Mo.

Women’s Basketball Baker University Baldwin City, Kan. 2 p.m.

Men’s Basketball Baker University Baldwin City, Kan. 4 p.m.



Williams Baptist Walnut Ridge, Kan. 12 p.m.


JV Baseball

North Arkansas Harrison, Ark. 1 p.m.


Women’s Basketball Missouri Valley Ashcroft Center 5:30 p.m. PHOTO COURTESY OF WILLIAM GRIFFIN

Emily Akins hurdles opponent for a hard-fought layup in the match against Benedictine on Saturday. The women’s basketball team fell to Benedictine by a score of 72-41.

Men’s Basketball Missouri Valley Ashcroft Center 7:30 p.m.

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