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FRIDAY, November 1, 2013




A spike in success


Protein power?

Rodriguez resigns 2

Sirois’ new job


Michael moves on

“Crying Wolf” Q-and-A 3


“Those rankings mean nothing. That’s all based off of what they did last year. It’s a whole new year. We’ve got a whole new team, just about. So we just know we’ve got to go out and prove it.” - J.J. Williams


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Rodriguez announces resignation of ESGA presidency BY JESSICA NUNLEY Editor-In-Chief After nearly a year and a half of service to the Evangel community, ESGA Student Body President Javier Rodriguez resigned from office on October 24, and gave his official speech of resignation on Tuesday in chapel. In his letter of resignation addressed to students, faculty and staff, Rodriguez assured his constituents that the decision was entirely his and was not due to disciplinary action. “For some weeks now I

have been ever conflicted about the prospect of resigning from office to allow myself to take time to address my own health and wellness that has suffered as a direct result of the position I held for more than a year,” Rodriguez wrote. Rodriguez amplified the role of student body president in light of consolidation and took on more campus leadership roles than were required of him in the Senate constitution according to Robert Bartels, associate professor of international studies and ESGA Senate faculty adviser.

His excessive involvement, plus a busy summer schedule, took a toll on Rodriguez’s health, Bartels said. Anna Schimenti, ESGA Vice President, is taking over Rodriguez’s duties immediately, Bartels said. “She’s a natural people person,” Bartels said. “She may not have down the legal side of things yet, but she has down the leadership side.” Schimenti said that she is in the process of reevaluating the roles Rodriquez held to decide which ones she will take over and which


Rodriguez was inaugurated as ESGA president in April of she will discontinue. She said her vision for this year is “to be a spiritled campus and to shine

bring like the church in Matthew 4. My dream for Evangel is to be that city on a hill in Springfield.”

Federer lectures on miracles Author, historian visits, speaks on how prayer and fasting changed American history BY IAN RICHARDSON Managing Editor VICTORIA CALILAO | THE LANCE

The Campus Projects Committee is planning to add two

Senate passes video equipment bill, fountain bill in the works BY BRANDON WILLIS Staff Reporter More than $13,000 in digital video equipment will be transferred to the Enrollment Marketing Department after the ESGA senate unanimously voted to pass the Relocating Lecture Capture Equipment bill. The bill needs to be ratified by Evangel University’s Board of Administration before the equipment can be relocated. “The relocation should happen immediately,” senior Brittany Jordan, Education Department senator and Campus Projects Committee chairperson, said. “That is more about us (senate) following up. I would think that it wouldn’t take too long. The relocation shouldn’t cause any issue [in renting equipment].” The lecture capture equipment has been used only 15 times since its purchase more than two and a half years ago. Jordan said the equipment’s relocation from the Instructional Resource Center to Enrollment Marketing would simplify the rental process. In exchange for maintaining the equipment, training videographers and scheduling equipment rentals for lecture recordings, Enrollment Marketing will have access to the equipment for its own uses. Under the custody of the IRC and Conference Services, the equipment rentals cost money, and renters are required to pay a professional videographer. However, Chris Rudolph, Enrollment Marketing video coordinator, said that could change when the equipment moves to Enrollment Marketing. Rudolph said there is a possibility that the rentals could come at no cost to the renters if Enrollment Marketing decides

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to use its own videographers and pay them from its operational budget. Jordan also said the Campus Projects Committee plans on a bill to add two Elkay bottle-filling stations for the Barnett Fine Arts Building and the Mabee Student Fitness Center. Jordan said that because the Mabee Center’s water fountains are incompatible with the Elkay Bottle Filling Station attachment, senate would have to pay for the installation of a new water fountain unit. The Fine Arts Building fountains would not need to be replaced, Jordan said. These bottle filling stations would be the same model as the station located on the second floor of Trask Hall.Jordan said the committee does not have a price quote for the cost of the units. The bottle-filling station in Trask Hall cost senate $771 for a retrofit bottle filling station and two Elkay replacement filters. According to Elkay’s website, a light gray bi-level water fountain with an water filtrate, chilling and attached bottle filling station costs $2,075.

While cannons, muskets or bayonets likely come to mind when one thinks of key battles in American history, author and historian William Federer shared a different side to the story during his lecture Monday night. Federer said that in many times throughout history, battle-changing tornadoes, flash floods and dense fogs often followed times of prayer and fasting during the American Revolution and the War of 1812, and he said several leaders on both sides of these battles

recognized the events as miracles. The lecture, titled “Miracles in American History,” was based on the book of the same name, which his wife, Susie, published based on broadcasts of his radio program, “American Minute.” Approximately 70 people gathered in Trask Hall room 101 at 7 p.m. Monday night to hear Federer speak on this topic. Freshman Noah Giamei said he enjoyed hearing about these aspects of history that aren’t often shared. “There are a lot more acts of God than I had re-


Author and historian William Federer spoke Monday on

alized before,” Giamei said. “Those events prove that prayer and fasting get God’s attention.” Federer concluded the lecture by saying that times of crisis are often when people turn to Christ and when great leaders rise up. “If there’s one thing I’ve seen through history, it’s that God loves to use little nobodies,” Federer said during the lecture. “The same God that they prayed to, we pray to,” he said. Freshman Faith Dunning said if Federer were to lecture on campus again, she would encourage anyone to go see it. “I would highly suggest this lecture to others, even if you are not in any classes

dealing with history,” Dunning said. “Federer makes it relate to the people listening to him.” Monday’s lecture was financially supported by the Holsinger Forum Fund, which Social Sciences chairperson Bryan Sanders said was created in honor of the teaching and community service of retired history professor J.C. Holsinger.

Enrollment Management VP search goes national BY AMY LAFFERTY Chief Copy Editor Efforts to fill the role of vice president for Enrollment Management, a position that has has been vacant since former vice president Andy Denton’s resignation in September, will soon be shifted to a national search firm that specializes in identifying qualified candidates. Carol Taylor, presidentelect and CEO, said the school had previously been focused on a candidate

who was ultimately unable to take on the role of vice president. Taylor said executive searches can take anywhere from three to 12 months to conduct. Angela Dense, executive assistant of Enrollment Management, said the office is able to fully carry out its responsibilities until the vice president position is filled. “Before Dr. Denton left, he had directors in place of those areas that he oversaw,” Dense said. “When he left, they knew what to do

and what the steps were. He prepped them very well.” To make sure that the department continues to function efficiently, the administration has hired HardwickDay, a consultant firm specializing in enrollment management, said Brittney Grantham, director of graduate and adult

studies admissions and interim director of undergraduate admissions. “We have all of our tentative plans set,” Grantham said. “Having HardwickDay and the direction and leadership of Carol Taylor, we should be able to navigate the waters until we have someone in that role.”

Burgess House Party

First Friday Art Walk

Daylight Savings Time Change

Wingapalooza: Wing Wars

The House Party will be Saturday from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. Every Burgess floor will have a different television station theme. The cost is $3, or $2 with a costume.

Art Walk offers original art, live music, art demonstrations, food, fun and more in 27 venues. Art Walk will be today from 6 to 10 p.m. downtown.

Remember to set your clock back one hour this Sunday night at 2 a.m. for an extra hour of sleep.

Twenty-eight of the top “wing spots” will be offering over 100,000 free buffalo wings at the Springfield Exposition Center Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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Mystery Hour EU students receive free admission to Springfield’s first late-night talk show BY MIRANDA MCCABE Features Editor One of the newest additions to local Springfield entertainment is “The Mystery Hour,” a late-night talk show that will take place downtown at the Gillioz Theatre. Tonight, Evangel students can attend for free, said Christy Rowden, student activities director. Jeff Houghton, improviser, writer, actor and standup comedian, is the host of this monthly live show. An Iowa native, Houghton has worked for talk show host David Letterman and has made appearances in television shows such as “Mad Men” and “We the People,” according to “The Mystery Hour” website.

According to the website, “The Mystery Hour” is not only a late-night talk show, but is also “the story of one man’s journey toward selfawareness and acceptance.” The first Friday of every month, live tapings of the three half-hour episodes are followed by a concert from a musical guest. The cost is normally $5. According to the website,“The Mystery Hour” started in 2006 as a live show at “The Skinny Improv.” It became a television show in 2012 with comedy bits, interviews and musical guests. “I really recommend it,” junior Savannah Strain said. “I’ve only been there once, and I actually went by accident. A local artist

announced that he would be performing but made no mention of the show. I went and was pleasantly surprised. The show was really entertaining and kept me laughing.” “The Mystery Hour” blog says that the feature guests tonight include Danny Lutman, a reality show producer and actor from Hollywood; David Wilson, one of the brains behind “True/False,” one of the biggest documentary film festivals in the world;


and Kevin Renick, the artist who wrote the song “Up in the Air” for the movie of the same name starring George Clooney. The Mystery Hour will be

filmed at the Gillioz Theatre at 7 p.m. For more information, visit “The Mystery Hour” website at the-latest.

Business students learn to serve during study trip to Omaha, Neb. Over Fall Break, eight students travel, gain insights about the business world

“Crying Wolf” Q-and-A BY DEBORAH TADESSE

What is EU Films up to this semester? Jonathan May, junior film major and director, sat down to answer a few questions about this year’s student film, “Crying Wolf.” 1. What genre of movie is “Crying Wolf?” This semester’s film is a mystery (DUN DUN DUN). But really, the genre is mystery. 2. Who are the main characters in the film and who plays these characters? The main character is named Alex. She is played by Katie Stanford. Some of the other characters are Erik (played by David Burgio), Laina (played by Lauren Drysdale), Melissa (played by Taylor Hartley), Lowell (played by Josh Smith) and Tom (played by John Falk). 3. How big is the movie cast? There are 12 characters with speaking roles.

4. Who is the producer, and who wrote the script? Katelyn Hanze is the producer, and Christina Jeter wrote the script for “Crying Wolf.” 5. Can anyone join the EU film team for the spring if interested in helping out? How can one join? Students can be involved with film workshop for credit or just for fun. To find out more information, contact Dr. Pace. The new staff is in the process of being hired, but once those positions are filled, those people would be the ones to talk to about volunteering. 6. When is the release date for the movie? The movie will premiere on Dec. 13 in the Barnett Recital Hall. The film showing is open to all Evangel students as well as to the Springfield community. Usually the ticket price is $1 for students and $2 for general admission. The film will eventually be put online and on ECTV.

7. Can you give us a preview of the plot? The basic story is about a girl named Alex who is convinced her roommate has gone missing. However, no one believes her. She decides that she has no choice but to take matters into her own hands and starts investigating the disappearance. 8. Who was involved in creating the idea for the movie? Each semester Dr. Pace chooses a genre for the next semester’s film. After he chooses the producer and director, the three of them have regular meetings for the remainder of the semester to brainstorm the plot of the film. The three of them create a scene breakdown, which is essentially just a paragraph or two describing what needs to happen in each scene. This is given to the scriptwriter, who has until the next semester to write the film.

BY DARI’ANNE HUDSON Sports Editor Eight business students experienced a inside look at the workings behind several businesses during their a study trip to Omaha, Neb., over Fall Break. Visits included Val Verde Animal Hospital, Vetter Health Services, Right at Home and Werner Enterprises. The students who participated shared their experience and what they learned: Luke Umland, freshman management major: “This trip was an amazing opportunity. It really opened my eyes to the different opportunities in the world of business. It was amazing to see how God uses people to make a difference.” Danna Lunday, junior nonprofit business and social enterprise major: “[I learned] how it is important to pray and be led by the Lord [rather] than just do things on your own.” Isaac Shook, senior management major: “When I got to visit Vetter Health Services I developed a new view on true servan-

thood and how to use this when I start my business. Learning to serve is understood by serving: it’s not what you say you will do; it’s why you do it.” Kelly Goncalves, senior management major: “Quality in service starts from within.” Josh Whitaker, senior marketing major: “We gained some valuable insight into some great companies. The speakers provided us with so much practical advice that will stick with me for a lifetime. [The trip] opened my eyes to a lot more opportunities in industries I hadn’t considered.” Rebekah Martin, senior management and marketing major: “I was amazed at how Jack and Eldora’s (founders of Vetter Health Services) goals throughout their lives have been for the betterment of others. “I learned what a great company looks like [because] so many companies do not manage their company well or treat their employees right, but it was inspiring to see companies that do.”

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Hallow-“evil?” Ask someone on campus whether he or she enjoyed trick-or-treating growing up, and you’ll likely get one of two answers. That person either has fond memories of going door-to-door or wasn’t allowed to trick or treat because his or her parents didn’t approve of the holiday. This begs the question: Whose parents were right? Is Halloween evil? Or is it harmless? According to the History Channel website, Halloween has its origins in an ancient Celtic festival on the last day of each year – the Celtic year began on Nov. 1. The Celts believed that on this final night of the year, the boundaries between the worlds of the living and the dead became blurred and ghosts were able to cross into the realm of the living, making it easier for Celtic priests to predict the future. As the centuries have progressed, few aspects of the original Halloween celebrations remain. The holiday has evolved mainly into a commercialized holiday focused on fun and community interaction. While to some it may still be an opportunity to flaunt


the hellish and the macabre, to others it is just the opposite: an opportunity to minister to the community. So is Halloween evil? Or is it harmless?

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Now that we are adults, it is no longer up to our parents to determine which it is. If you see Halloween as an opportunity to dress up, go out with friends and eat enough candy to lapse into a sugar coma, then there’s nothing stopping you from participating. But if you’re worried about the pagan origins of Halloween, then you’re free to stop yourself. Whether you went trickor-treating around the neighborhood this Halloween (you’re never too old, right?), celebrated in an alternative way (such as a fall event or a movie) or ignored the festivities altogether, we at The Lance think that Halloween is what you make of it. So for those who did celebrate it, we hope you had a happy Halloween – and for those who didn’t, we hope you had a happy Thursday.

Tea with Gracza:

Christmas in October? That’s just too early ...


I’m going to go ahead and write what’s on everyone’s mind. And I’m not just talking about here at Evangel, but it is the foremost thought on every American’s mind right now. Christmas. With all the snow we’ve gotten already, and Christmas right around the corner, it’s not surprising that … oh. Christmas isn’t soon? It’s still almost two months away? Could’ve fooled me. I simply figured that since I’ve already seen snowflake lights over by the mall, we must at least be getting to Thanksgiving. But Hallow-

een is barely over! People of hype for the holiday, and should just now be taking for all the wrong reasons. down their spider web dec- That’s not to say that if orations. Starbucks released its ginAt the very gerbread lattes least, we have lots a few months of confused marearly, I wouldn’t keting people, but go out this very I can’t help but second and buy think that they are one. Those things only providing a are pure joy and service that there Christmas kitis a market for. I tens distilled into get it. Christmas a sugary-blissis awesome, and Jonathan Gracza drink. Hypocrisy why not let the is a senior study- is okay, or so I spirit of Christ- ing journalism read in last year’s mas dwell in our column. hearts year-round? But However, regardless there seems to be an excess of how I feel about over-


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priced, sweetened, jitterinducing drinks, I still think we as consumers need to borrow the colloquialism, “slow our roll.” Christmas is too far off for stores to be piggybacking off its jolliness. There should be a law about only allowing snowflake lights in public after the first actual snow. Personally, I don’t like having such a wonderful time of the year dangled in front of my nose, with its promises of family, joy and no homework. I’m like Pavlov’s dog, except that instead of food, Christmas makes me slob-

Just Sayin’

ber. Metaphorically. For, you know, good cheer and such. Why do we rush ahead to live in a future that will not only be here soon enough, but still has plenty of awesome celebrations before? Let us take our time to enjoy the remnants of a blood-chilling (well… mildly creepy) Halloween and terrible candy, and a truly thankful Thanksgiving (only slightly overshadowed by the excitement for awesome Black Friday deals). And please, please, put away the Christmas lights.

What has been your favorite Halloween costume?

“A ladybug.”

“A cute little bunny.”

-Amanda Hannigan, sophomore

-Celeste Blinkerd, senior

“A princess.”

“A fat spider.”

-Hannah Ayres, freshman

-Jenea Vanman, senior

“A slip ‘n slide.”

“Ninja turtle.”

-Kevin Acevedo, senior

-Matt Scott, senior

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Men’s basketball looks to win two in Texas

Season opener poses unique challenges for a developing team BY IAN RICHARDSON Managing Editor As the men’s basketball team plays its season opener tonight in Humble, Tex., incorporating new players into the team’s system will be key to continuing last

year’s success. With five of the nine main players returning from last season’s HAAC champion team, which was eliminated in round two of the NAIA-I national tournament, head coach Steve Jenkins said generating the same sort of

depth the team enjoyed last year will be important. “With five of them back, we’re going to be good,” Jenkins said. “But our depth is still a serious question mark to this point and beyond. Until we’ve been proved on the floor, that’s a


J.J. Williams, senior guard, practices in preparation for basketball season opener.

major concern.” The Crusaders enter the season atop the HAAC preseason coaches’ poll and No. 9 nationwide in the NAIA. “Those rankings mean nothing,” senior guard J.J. Williams said. “That’s all based off of what they did last year. It’s a whole new year. We’ve got a whole new team, just about. So we just know we’ve got to go out and prove it.”

The team will play its first game tonight versus No. 24 Our Lady of the Lake. Tomorrow the Crusaders face St. Thomas. Both games are part of a two-day classic. “They are going to be a couple of the best teams we play all year,” senior forward Zack Kleine said. “It’s tough to start out with those top-notch nationallevel teams, but that’s how we get better, and that’s how we’re going to succeed.”

Jenkins said Our Lady of the Lake especially could prove to be a tough matchup. “They play a very different kind of basketball,” Jenkins said “It’s run, gun, guard, press – they just keep coming at you in waves, and that’s a real concern for us because it’s our first game of the season.” Jenkins said difficult games early in the season should help the team improve for conference and tournament play later in the season. “It doesn’t matter how well we play in November,” Jenkins said, “but we’re playing some really good teams with the hopes that that’s going to help us in March, and that’s what the season’s about – you want to get to the national tournament, and you want to stay in the national tournament as long as you can.” Jenkins said he believes the team has the potential to repeat last year’s performance, and he said he hopes it can go further than the second round of the national tournament. Williams and Kleine said they are particularly excited about the season because it is their last as Crusaders. “There’s no holding anything back,” Kleine said. “Everything’s completely leave-it-all-out-there this year.”

Davis sets new school 5K record at mid-state meet BY DEREK LOGAN Staff Reporter Senior Bethany Davis beat the 5K school record Saturday as several members of the cross-country team put on strong performances at the NAIA Mid-State Meet in Winfield, Kan.

The meet was hosted by Southwestern and included 29 women’s teams and 25 men’s teams. “The conditions were ideal with an overcast sky and good temperature,” Lynn Bowen, head coach, said. “We came in expecting to run well and perform at our best.” On the women’s side, eight runners set personal records, with senior runner Bethany Davis beating the 5K school record with a time of 18:41.97. Davis, a transitioning student from CBC, did not have the chance to race competitively until she came to Evangel this year. “Going into the meet, my mentality was to try my

best and enjoy the race,” Davis said. “My goal was to break the record by the end of the season, but I didn’t know if it would happen last Saturday. When Coach Bowen informed me I did in fact break it, I was ecstatic. It still feels a little unreal.” Women’s captain and senior Jessica Bear was happy with the girls’ overall performance at the meet. “Saturday was our second-to-last meet for the year, and we we’re looking for PRs (personal records),” Bear said. “Our girls took ninth out of 29 teams. I’m proud of the girls for far exceeding expectations, and I can’t wait to see how well they do at our conference meet.”

Despite injuries, the men’s team put on a good showing as well, with junior

Caleb Voth and freshman Devon Colegrove putting up strong times of 27:39.03 and 27:42.00 in the 8K, respectively. Men’s captain and senior Junior Ruckdeschell also ran for the team

for the first time after missing most of the season due to injury. “Coming back, it definitely has been a new challenge,” Ruckdeschell said. “I am not used to being out of shape, and it is hard to keep my workouts reasonable because I want to compete with the top runners. Though it isn’t what I expected, I’m still happy that I am able to run now. I’m looking forward to seeing what our team does at conference.” With the cross-country team looking to conference on Nov. 9, Coach Bowen was proud of their performances last weekend. “It was a good effort by all,” he said.


On Saturday, Bethany Davis (bottom left) beat the 5K school record, and eight women’s cross-country team members broke personal records.

This weekend in sports:

Nov. 1

Nov. 2

Nov. 2

Nov. 2

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Men’s Basketball

Women’s Basketball


vs. Our Lady of the Lake Humble, Tex. 8 p.m.

vs. St. Thomas Humble, Tex. 1 p.m.

vs. Arkansas Fort-Smith Fort-Smith, Ark. 3 p.m.

vs. Baker Baldwin City, Kan. 1 p.m.

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Workout supplements: good or bad? Some supplements could be hurting you rather than helping you BY ANDREW HURST News Editor Supplements can help provide an edge for students on the field or in the weight room, but there are several different types of supplements to be aware of in terms of safety and athletic eligibility. Junior Zach Miller said the supplement he takes is supposed to build lean muscle. Miller said he doesn’t usually eat healthy, so the whey protein supplement he takes makes sure that he is getting the proper amount of protein in his diet. “I typically avoid any supplements I can’t pronounce,” Miller said, “as well as pre-workout formulas.” Sarah Walters, clinical coordinator for the Athletic Training Education Program, said the ideal amount of protein for physically active individuals is about 1.4 to 1.6 grams per kilogram of body weight. Charlie Getty, assistant professor of kinesiology, teaches all the personal training classes at Evangel. Getty said whey protein and a good source of carbo-

hydrates are good ways to go on the recovery end of a workout. Getty also said that everyone should take a multivitamin. “I know they say that you can already get all those nutrients you need from the food you eat, but most people don’t get all those nutrients in their diet,” he said. Other than a multivitamin, Getty said that for most people, workout supplements are not necessary. “I think most supplements are designed for elite athletes,” Getty said. “The amount of help received for someone that is not an elite athlete is not worth the dollars and cents.” However, Getty said people who are contemplating the use of steroids should look to creatine as a much safer substitute. Getty said creatine is already naturally produced within the body, and taking a creatine supplement results in more energy within a workout and, thus, more gains. Walters said people should steer away from workout supplements unless seen by a physician. “Some people’s bodies


Ideally, a physically active individual should consume around 1.4 to 1.6 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight. Whey protein is a good way to end a workout. heart rate to burn more calories, which is bad for the heart. Walters said that the FDA does not regulate supplements, and she said a lot of students do not use supplements in the right way. Walters said supplement stores’ employees are often nutritionists rather than dieticians, which means they do not have a medical degree.

Often, these nutritionists give sales pitches so that customers will buy certain products. According to the NCAA website, student athletes who have tested positive for use of certain banned dietary supplements have lost their eligibility and many dietary supplements are contaminated with banned drugs not listed on the label.

Women’s basketball team works hard for season exhibition game

Miranda’s Weekly Motivation:

BY AMY LAFFERTY Chief Copy Editor The women’s basketball team is ready to hit the

court for its first exhibition game of the season at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith this weekend. Leon Neal, head coach,


Samantha Williams, freshman, prepares to pass the game will be Nov. 2 against the University of ArkansasFort Smith.

are wired for supplements, such as creatine, to build muscle, and some just excrete it as waste,” she said. Walters said the human body can adapt and become reliant on supplements. Those taking lean massbuilding products can also lose muscle after discontinued use of those products. Walters said to avoid weight-loss supplements because they speed up the

said that the team has one main goal for the upcoming season: to play good basketball awhile making improvements day by day. “We’re still starting the process,” Neal said. “We’re just taking it one day at a time.” One challenge faced by the team is that most of the players are underclassmen and are still getting used to the level of conditioning required by college basketball. “We’ve had a few injuries,” Neal said, “and most of them are freshmen and sophomores because their bodies just aren’t ready for this level of play. It just takes time.” Due to injuries, only ten of the twelve players are currently able to play. “We just pray to God that the kids who are hurt right now will get better,” Neal

said. Neal said that in addition to adapting to conditioning, he also wants his team to learn how to play more instinctively. These challenges notwithstanding, Neal said that the team is ready to work hard each day and face whatever obstacles are before them this season. “We’re trying to build a strong foundation right now to help us get started,” he said. “Every day, every game, we come out and work hard to achieve some type of excellence and make every day matter.” According to the Evangel Athletics website, the exhibition will take place at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith on Saturday at 3 p.m. There will also be a home game against Missouri Baptist Monday in the Ashcroft Center at 6 p.m.

Volleyball stands 6-2 in HAAC tournament BY DEBORAH TADESSE Advertising Manager Evangel University’s varsity volleyball team is currently 6-2 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference. The team competed in the Grand View Volleyball Tournament on Nov. 18 and 19, bringing home three wins. Last Tuesday, the team also competed against Baker University, winning the match in the first three

games. The team added another 3-0 win this past Tuesday versus Central Methodist. “We needed to beat Baker so that we had a chance to come out second in conference and have a good position in the HAAC tournament,” Allie Dunton, freshman defensive specialist, said. “We came in and beat them in three games on their senior night,” she said. “It was a great team effort.”

Sophomore Haley Watson, who plays outside hitter, said the team started the game out strong. “We got multiple blocks in a row and shut Baker down before they could even start,” Watson said. “We just proved to everyone that we were in the top two teams in the conference by winning.” Junior Micah Cribbs said, “I have seen myself improve as a hitter and blocker, and our team has made so many

Weekly sports update CONFERENCE RECORD (OVERALL RECORD): 6-0 (8-0) Benedictine (BEN) 5-1 (7-1) Baker (BAKER) 5-1 (7-1) Peru State (PERU) 5-1 (5-2) Missouri Valley (MVC) 3-3 (4-4) Central Methodist (CMU) 3-3 (3-4) Evangel (EVAN) MidAmerica Nazarene (MNU) 2-4 (2-5) 1-5 (3-5) Avila (AU) 0-6 (1-7) Graceland (GU) 0-6 (0-8) Culver-Stockton (CSC)

BY MIRANDA MCCABE Features Editor Coffee. It’s a substance many college students use as a way to pull that allnighter, dissolve that caffeine headache or simply enjoy while visiting with friends. This bean has many different uses, but most Miranda is a do not senior studying Advertising and realize is that it Public Relations is also a great thing to drink before a workout. According to Men’s Health Magazine, black coffee accelerates fat loss, increases performance, improves focus, decreases muscle pain and prevents diseases. An added benefit is that black coffee makes you burn more calories throughout the day and increases your metabolism. The next time you go to drink that protein shake, think about trying this zero-calorie drink instead.

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*standings current as of Wednesday

Heart of America Athletic Conference football standings TEAM:

strides forward it is unbelievable.” The overall record for the varsity team is 19-11, and the team expects to get more victories as the season comes to a end. The team has one last home game Nov. 5 against Avila University before the HAAC tournament. “Now that we all know what jobs we each have that will help us win, the only thing that can stop us now is ourselves,” Watson said.

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W 38-13 at CSC W 13-10 at MVC W 51-24 at CMU L 10-13 vs. BAKER L 24-51 vs. CMU W 38-24 vs. GU W 44-30 at AU L 30-44 vs. MNU L 24-38 at EVAN L 13-38 vs. BEN

HAAC volleyball standings* TEAM:

CONFERENCE RECORD (OVERALL RECORD): MidAmerica Nazarene (MNU) 8-0 (22-2) Baker (BAKER) 6-2 (20-8) Evangel (EVAN) 6-2 (19-11) Missouri Valley (MVC) 4-4 (23-5) Graceland (GU) 4-4 (19-8) Culver-Stockton (CSC) 3-4 (21-9) Peru State (PERU) 3-4 (20-12) Benedictine (BEN) 3-5 (10-19) Central Methodist (CMU) 2-6 (16-11) Avila (AU) 0-8 (6-24)

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