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FRIDAY, November 8, 2019 VOL. 134, NO. 4

Steak ’n Shake holds grand opening this week Town Hall talks more expansion and parking

Sophia Gonzalez Entertainment Editor

Photo by Jillian Kurtz President Anne B. Kerr, members of the Steak ‘n Shake staff and SGA members join together and celebrate cutting the ribbon at the Shakedown, representing the Grand Opening of the new dining option at Florida Southern. Taylor Wilson News Editor The opening of Steak ‘n Shake at FSC happened on Nov. 5, preceded by a soft open the week before. The new dining option fits right into student meal plans and is located near Wynee’s Bistro, replacing the 24-hour room and cycling room. The balcony of Wynee’s was said to be available as an outdoor seating option. Currently, the spot is only screened in, lacking any seats or tables. The opening was a big Steak ‘n Shake themed celebration, that had a ribbon cutting ceremony, a DJ and giveaway opportunities were included. There were samples of milk shakes and the famous paper Steak ‘n Shake hats that students had requested. Ronnie Rodriguez, a student worker who is employed at Steak ‘n Shake touched on the opening of the FSC addition. “This is something FSc students have wanted since the announcement,” Rodriguez said. “ Heck, this is something I

Photo by Taylor WIlson Steak ’n Shake fan girl, Mel Freeman with Mocsie at the Shakedown on Nov. 5.


wanted since I found out during Tech Week for last semester’s Opera.” “I was expecting it to be very busy the moment it opened, and it has been,” Rodriguez said. “The hard work does pay off because I get to see smiling faces throughout my shift.” A copy of the menu was shared with students. It will include staples of the chain’s regular menu, like steak-burgers, chicken tenders, shoestring fries and milkshakes. Prior to this opening, there were numerous rumors and dates going around campus, regarding when Steak ‘n Shake would open. On Mar. 13, 2019, a Town Hall was held on campus that discussed the opening of the new option. Here, Tim Raible, Director of Food Services commented on the contract with Steak ‘n Shake. “We have the official signed contract from Steak ‘n Shake and the first preliminary design,” Raible said. “The hope will be that we can get all the work done during the summer so it will be open for the start of school.” It can be seen that the opening was not on schedule, rather having a three and a half month delay. Students have also commented on the hold up of the opening. “Last semester I heard it was going to be open in the fall,” sophomore Jasmyn Coleman said. “Then it was two weeks, two weeks into the school year. The last I heard was Steak ‘n Shake would open right after fall break. Fall break came and it was still not open. I was happy for the news of a Grand Opening this week.” It seemed as though among students, they were most content with the return of a fried food option on campus. Since the Terrace Cafѐ’s switch from selling fried food to a healthier option, there has been something missing.

Photo by Elisa White Juan Abreu serving students at the Steak ’n Shake grand opening on Nov. 5. “I’m so grateful for being able to have chicken tenders again,” sophomore Mel Freeman said. “I am very excited about the chicken tenders and for this new partnership for Florida Southern. I hope this helps the growth of the school in coming semesters.” Tim Raible talked on the availability to students of another on-campus dining option, where the meal plan dollars are able to be used. “Basically another option is always good from the student perspective,” Raible said. “That’s what all the students were really asking for.” Prior to the Nov. 5 Grand Opening, the dining option had a soft open the week prior. This was an opportunity to test out the new spot, as well as allowing for training time for new employees. “The impact of Steak ‘n Shake will impact where dollars are spent,” Raible said. “Sales may go down at other meal options around campus.”


Florida Southern College’s SGA held its semesterly Town Hall on Nov. 5. One of the big announcements of the night was when President Anne B. Kerr announced that they were in the final stages of adding new academic buildings. One of the buildings, which is near the end of its designing process, is the Weinstein Computer Sciences Center, which will be primarily for Computer Science majors, and it will contain cyber range where they will learn about cybersecurity. “It will also have another Esports suite in there, and also a garage because some of our students will be working on a driverless golf cart,” Kerr said. Kerr also announced that they will be expanding the Roberts Academy into another building for a middle school, which will benefit Education majors. Students were concerned about parking availability on campus and asked whether security is taking to ensure that parking is available to students who are paying for it. Head of Security Eric Rauch talked about cars that stay in the same parking spot for too long. “We look at cars that aren’t moving, and try to find and make sure we get them moved,” Rauch said. “We’re constantly calling individuals if it looks like they’ve been parked there for too long.” Rauch also talked about enforcing students to register their vehicles with the school. “Now, through [a student’s] third citation, [the student] would have to go to student accountability,” Rauch said. Another topic that was brought up multiple times, were the hours of operation of the different dining options on campus. Steak ‘n Shake is currently open during Wynee’s Bistro hours, but according to Food Service Director Tim Raible, the Steak ‘n Shake hours will be revisited after a thirty-day trial period depending on student demand. A student also asked whether the Moc Mart could expand its hours of operation. Raible talked about the fact that the sales at the Moc Mart are doing well and that the hours could be revisited per student request. “Right now, it’s a perfect time to be asking to try to expand a little bit,” Raible said. “We can take a look at that to see if we can expand it.” There were some questions about repainting the fire lanes and re-pavement of sidewalks for student safety, to which Terry Dennis the Vice President of Finance and Administration and Rauch answered that it was something that the school does during the summer. “That’s some of the ongoing things that we do, particularly during the summer where we can shut down sidewalks,” Dennis said. He also said that students should let facility know if they noticed any areas that needed to be redone.

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BRIEFS Global Art of the 1970s & Spirits On Nov. 8, at 6 p.m., the Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College will host Spirits: Ritual and Ceremonial African and Oceanic Art and Global Art of the 1970s. There is a lecture, followed by a reception. Students may enter with their student IDs.

FSC Hillel’s Kristallnacht FSC’s Hillel group will hold a 15 minute remebrance event at the Water Dome on Nov. 10 at 5:30 p.m. The event will include a historical background, a memorial, short prayer and a moment of silence. Students who attend will receive Passport credit.

Resident Advisor Information Sessions On Monday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. there will be tabling for RA selection. There will also be info sessions on Nov. 13, at 6 p.m. in Ordway. This is a chance to learn about the RA spplication process.

Faculty Student Dodgeball Tournament On Friday, Nov. 15, at 5:30 p.m. there will be a faculty vs. student dodgeball tournament. The event will raise money for PedsAcademy, an in-hospital school at Nemours Children Hospital. Players must RSVP for participation in this event.

Gandy Beach Clean-Up Beta Beta Beta will be hosting a beach clean-up on Nov. 16, at 8 a.m. Students will need to RSVP on Engage. On the day of the clean-up, students will need to arrive at Branscomb to head to St. Pete. More info is available on Engage.


Florida Southern opens doors to DPT Program

Vanessa Alvarez Staff Writer

Florida Southern College introduced the new Doctorate of Physical Therapy with the first class beginning in the fall of 2019. Capping out at about 36 students, the full-time program takes roughly two and a half years to complete. “The full-time curriculum was developed in order to allow our students to earn their doctoral degree in an accelerated time frame of 28 months,” Dr. Alex Siyufy, a faculty member in the program said. “Since the majority of full-time DPT programs are 36 months, we believe this will be both challenging and rewarding for our graduates!” “Our DPT program has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE),” Siyufy said. “This is based on our submitted curriculum and we are required to adhere to this curriculum until full accreditation is achieved.” Students complete 108 credit hours and participated in 36 weeks of full-time clinical practicums. In addition, individuals enrolled in the program participate in weekly volunteer work at one of the four community service options provided. “The locations are: Lakeland Volunteers in Medicine (LVIM), Volunteers in Service to the Elderly (VISTE), Florida Baptist Children’s Homes partnered with One More Child and First Steps Preschool at First United Methodist Church,” Siyufy said. “These experiences were chosen based on existing community partnerships and what we determined would provide for

Photo by Vanessa Alvarez Applications for the DPT program can be done online and currently are open for the 2020 school year beginning in August.

a beneficial service learning experience for our students.” The goal of the program is to provide students the knowledge and skills through their coursework and allow them to implement that in within the community. The DPT is one of the four new doctorate programs offered at Florida Southern. Each faculty member holds field experience in a variety of specializations including orthopedics, neurological physical therapy and cardiopulmonary physical therapy. With this, students are provided a handson learning environment to prepare them to practice patient-centered, researchoriented care with their patients. Students interested in the DPT may come from any accredited undergraduate background, however, degrees such as Biology, Exercise Science, Health Science, Kinesiology and Sports Medicine are encouraged. Applicants are expected to have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in both prerequisite and degree related courses with the acception of one C in a general

education course. In addition to a resume, applicants are expected to send three letters of recommendation from a licensed physical therapist, a college level faculty member, and one other. Students are also expected to have roughly twenty five hours of experience with physical therapy either through work or volunteering. Application deadlines for the program take place in Feb. of 2020. Potential prospects for the program are expected to attend an on-campus interview which takes place at the DPT building located on Florida Avenue between March and April. Finally, application status notifications are delivered within two to four weeks of the interview date. For information on the program and how to apply, FSC’s DPT will host information sessions on November 16 and December 12. Sessions last roughly an hour and a half and include faculty and admissions counselors from every doctorate and graduate department at the college.

Knowledge of CBD increasing in the Lakeland area Taylor Wilson News Editor

CBD is a new trend that has made its way to Lakeland in the past few years and is introducing the medical marijuana industry to the area. CBD stands for cannabidiol and is found in the hemp plant and marijuana. Prior to this last year, the hemp plant, including CBD was on the illegal plants list by the federal government. In 2018, this was changed. Some students at Florida Southern use CBD for their own anxiety or other issues. Carolyn Hannigan, a sophomore Communications major discussed why she uses it. “I use CBD to help with my Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, as well as a sleep aid,” Hannigan said. “Some days I get anxiety so bad I can barely bring myself to leave my room, and the CBD helps me relax, calm down, and stay down. It also helps put me to sleep, as I have really bad insomnia.” The Farm Bill, or Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018, legalized CBD, as long as it contains no more than 0.3 percent THC. THC is the psychoactive part of cannabis and can cause a “high” for users. This part of the plant remains illegal in some states, but is legal medically and recreationally in some states. In Florida, medical cannabis was made legal as of this year. It was officially voted on in 2016 and carried the favorable votes, but was banned by Governor Rick Scott in 2017. This was overturned earlier this year by current Governor, Ron DeSantis. “Over 70 percent of Florida voters approved medical marijuana in 2016,” DeSantis said. “I thank my colleagues in

the Legislature for working with me to ensure the will of the voters is upheld. Now that we have honored our duty to find a legislative solution, I have honored my commitment and filed a joint motion to dismiss the state’s appeal and to vacate the lower court decision which had held the prior law to be unconstitutional.”

Photo by Taylor Wilson Cheyenne Wood in front of Lakeland CBD Wellness, which is located in Downtown Lakeland. CBD and medical marijuana are getting a lot of publicity as of late, due to the speculation that they offer healing/medical properties and uses. CBD is known to have been used for ailments including childhood epilepsy, anxiety and chronic pain. CBD is able to be taken in numerous ways. This includes as oils, lotions, pills, edibles and through vaping products. What the substance is being used for can determine which method is the most ideal. One shop in Lakeland is in support of CBD and medical marijuana uses. Cheyenne Wood of Lakeland CBD

Wellness discussed the topic of CBD a little in an interview. The store has been open for almost a year and is located in Downtown Lakeland. “I think the community is a lot more open than people would have expected [to the opening of a CBD store],” Wood said. “This is something, too, that doctors are starting to recommend to patients.” Lakeland CBD Wellness does just that, focuses on wellness. With this,they partner with other organizations in the Lakeland community. They have a personal trainer that is educated on the benefits of CBD and works with athletes to utilize this hemp-based product. Wood touched on CBD being a good alternative to medical marijuana for those who need something with less of the hypertrophic effects that THC has. “CBD can be beneficial for your health. CBD and the other cannabinoids work on your endocannabinoid system,” Wood said. “I was going to school at some point to become a nurse - they don’t teach you about the endocannabinoid system. The knowledge about the cannabinoids, their receptors, is fairly new. There is not a ton of research done on it.” She continued on the role of Lakeland CBD Wellness in the community. “I think it’s important for us to educate our community because first of all, you can buy CBD just about anywhere,” Wood said. “But if you ask them about it they don’t really know that much about the products themselves or how the products work. It’s important to know how the products work and the ethics behind how these cannabinoids are working with your body. I think that education is important and knowing what you are putting in your body.”

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Single-use paper and plastic are Wynee’s ‘easy way out’ Sophia Gonzalez Entertainment Editor

Although Florida Southern College has supported sustainability incentives around campus in the past, offering plastic cups and straws at Wynee’s Bistro takes away from the significance of promoting greener on-campus alternatives. SGAsenators in the SGAFood Committee worked with campus administrators in order to increase the amount of recycling bins, access to clean water and to ensure that paper straws are being distributed throughout campus instead of their plastic counterparts. However, this year came with a lot of changes. As a former member of the SGA sustainability committee myself, seeing plastic cups distributed at such large quantities for one-time use makes me feel as if there’s a giant road-block on the way that prevents FSC from becoming a sustainable campus. On top of offering plastic cups, the school was offering plastic straws for some time at the cafeteria as well. All of the other on-campus dining options offer paper straws, which is why some people were confused when they saw the plastic straws. This year, administrators decided to change the dining style in the cafeteria to a la carte, which helped reduce the amount of food waste and helps keep track of the food that students are taking. Last year, students were able to select food items in a buffet-style setting when they visited Wynee’s Bistro. They served their food on non-disposable bowls, plates and served their drinks in non-disposable cups. Now, students pay for their food based on an a la carte option, and although students still use non-disposable plates, the school now offers plastic cups and straws. Vice President of Finance and SGA Senate sustainability committee head John Jack Lewis clarified that if there were any straws at the cafeteria, that they are just leftovers from what they have in storage.

“The school only purchases paper straws,” Lewis said. According to Food Service Director Tim Raible, the use of plastic cups accommodates the a la carte dining style. Offering plastic cups supports the a la carte dining style because cups can be stored behind the cash register and students can leave the building with the disposable cups. Plastic cups are also used in order to accommodate the new Steak ‘n Shake. Steak ‘n Shake is a new dining option on campus and uses plastic and paper cups. Since Wynee’s changed from being buffetstyle to a la carte, plastic cups make it easier for students to re-fill their cups. “If you go to Steak ‘n Shake and you want a coke, you can go to Wynee’s and [re]fill it,” Raible said. Although it’s easy to understand why the school decided to start handing out plastic cups in order to promote the new dining style, it’s disappointing to see them choose the easy way out. FSC students are interested in greener alternatives. Although most students dislike the paper straws because they turn soggy and make it hard to drink smoothies and other blended drinks, some have expressed interest in owning reusable metal straws. “Paper straws are an okay alternative,” FSC Senior Mark Haver said. “Metal, bamboo, and kelp straws are all better because they are less likely to degrade in your drink.” The option to replace paper straws and decrease plastic cup usage is feasible if the students had the school made the option to use reusable cups and straws available. Lewis suggested to sell reusable straws at the Moc Mart in a meeting that he had with Raible earlier in the year. However, he found that students can’t buy reusable straws with their points. “We cannot sell plastic straws with points [at the Moc Mart] because the way which points work, they’re untaxed,” Lewis said. He suggested that FSC should offer the

Reputation v. Revelry: Alcohol at FSC Hockey Nathalie Moreno Staff Writer

It’s the end of the game. The fans are roaring, despite the Mocs being on the losing side. What better way to enjoy the game to the fullest than to cool off with a bucket full of ice-cold beer? That is the same thing most of Florida Southern’s fan section thinks, particularly the students. Since hockey season has started, FSC students have been getting extremely drunk at the games. Doing so, they not only make a fool out of themselves but out of the college they represent. Having a beer or two is never an issue, especially not when it comes to watching sports. The problem lies in students yelling profanities and insults at the players of the opposing teams. The drunk students yell them out repeatedly, loud enough for the whole arena to hear. It goes from funny to embarrassing in the blink of an eye. The behavior shown by these students is the epitome of everything Florida Southern is against. Attending FSC means being a representative of the college. The actions of FSC students reflect on the teachings of the institution, and by the looks of the

intoxicated students at the hockey games, those teachings seem questionable. Now don’t get me wrong. There is nothing wrong with having fun at a sports game, and there is nothing wrong with having a few drinks while you’re at it. However, these students make it a point to be as obnoxious and disrespectful as possible despite attending a school that preaches about integrity and holding high moral ground. I have yet to see a group from opposing schools act as reckless as some groups from FSC, bordering on the line of sloppiness. This is not to mention that getting completely wasted at the games is not safe, especially not if these students are driving there and planning on driving back. When students get too drunk to drive back to campus, it creates more of a struggle for the FSC shuttles that have to accept responsibility for those students. As I said before, I do not think there is a problem with drinking at the games. But if students are going to drink to the point where they cannot control themselves, they should plan ahead regarding their safety–and do so without representing Florida Southern.

Photo by Sophia Gonzalez

Ruth Stacy, an employee at Wynee’s Bistro, checks a student out in Wynee’s, where the default cups are plastic; students may ask for paper. option to purchase the reusable cups with real money so that students are aware that they have the option. However, the school and SGA could explore other ideas. Tutu’s Cyber Cafe sells reusable cups for hot drinks, so what if the school were able to sell reusable cups that they could use throughout different on-campus dining locations for cold beverages? For example, if students went to

Wynee’s Bistro and bought drinks, what if they had the option to buy the drink with a reusable cup and then bring it every time they wanted a drink instead of getting a new cup? They could bring their cups to Boar’s Head Deli or to the cafeteria and just pay regular price for the drinks. Since meal plan has left students with an influx of points, they shouldn’t mind paying a little extra for a reusable cup once.

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Breast cancer survivor takes nothing for granted Sam Odom Staff Writer

Jada Conner, a sophomore communications major, was 17 years old and just starting her senior year of high school when her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer at 40 years old. “Senior year is supposed to be a carefree, easygoing year however mine was not,” Conner said. “This experience humbled me to a great deal. I learned that [even though] we don’t know the reason something happens, God did make it happen for a reason.” In December 2018 Conner learned that her mother was in remission. Conner explains that the whole experience taught her many things. “From that point on, I learned to stepup, to do a little extra even if I didn’t want to. I managed my days properly to fit in home life, maintain grades, & participate in after school activities. Most importantly treasure every day you have because you don’t realize how good you’ve got it,” Conner said. Conner and her mother’s experience, as well as many others, were honored in Zeta Tau Alpha’s (ZTA) Philanthropy Week. The week began on Oct. 8 and events were held on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

ZTA Philanthropy “ZTA partners with Bright Pink and the American Cancer Society. ZTA is also the National Survivor Ambassador of Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. All our proceeds goes towards those,” senior Megan Rutherford said. When asked about her favorite part about ZTA’s philanthropy week, Rutherford said she loved seeing the support from other organizations and watching them learn as well. Rutherford explained that many of the male participants don’t know that men are at risk for breast cancer, and that this week is for men as well as women. Tuesday, Oct. 8 was an 80’s themed event called “Mac ‘n Zs.” At this event participants could donate $2 in exchange for mac n cheese, and then sit at tables with informative packets on breast cancer. Dr. Neeharika S. Makani spoke at the event, and she informed participants before she spoke with stats regarding the likelihood of breast cancer, causes of breast cancer, and factors that lower one’s chances of breast cancer. According to Dr.Makani, people are more susceptible to breast cancer if they

consume trans or saturated fats, processed meats, habitually drink alcohol or smoke, fail to exercise regularly, experience high stress, or don’t sleep enough. Family history also increases the likelihood of breast cancer, but Dr. Makani explains that this contributes to a common misconception about breast cancer. “We know that only 5-10 percent of breast cancers run in [the] family and that [the] majority of patients with breast cancer do not have any family history of cancer,” said Dr. Makani.

A Doctor’s Advice Dr. Makani also had a model of three breasts: one example of a cancer-free breast, one with a noncancerous lump, and one with a cancerous lump. She demonstrated how to correctly do a breast exam and encouraged people to familiarize themselves with the nuances of the test. Wednesday, Oct. 9 was Zumba with the Zetas, and Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 was the Lip Sync Battle, in which organizations could pay to participate. The groups that participated in the battle lip synced to 80’s songs. Pi Kappa Phi danced along to a mashup of multiple songs, one of the songs being “You’re the One That I Want”. At one point, “Sandy” puts her foot on “Danny’s” chest and sings “You better shape up” as the other guys snapped along. Another group did a passionate recreation of the final dance scene in Dirty Dancing. The faux-Patrick Swayze jumped off the stage into the center aisle, and encouraged “Baby” to do the iconic leap into his arms. At the lip sync battle, participants could write notes to breast cancer patients, and organizations could participate in “penny wars.” The organization who donates the most gets points. Organizations collect these points throughout the week, and the group with the most points wins the week overall. This year it was Lambda Chi Alpha. The packets and flyers distributed at the Mac ‘n Zs event had information that said Breast Cancer usually occurs in women ages 15 to 39 and there is approximately 12,770 new cases of invasive breast cancer for U.S. women, as well as 63, 410 cases of in situ breast cancer, what the American Cancer Society describes as “non-invasive or pre-invasive breast cancer.” Another statistic from the packet said that around 80 percent of young women discover the breast abnormality that leads to their breast cancer diagnosis.

Photo by Sam Odom Members of the Greek Life community gather for ZTA’s final philanthropy event of the week in the Thrift Alumni Room on Oct. 10.

Photo courtesy of Jada Conner Jada Conner with her mother at Disney’s Magic Kingdom. Conner’s mother was diagnosed with breast cancer her senior year of high school. Conner’s mother fell in to this 80 percent, as she found a lump in her left breast herself two months after her annual mammogram. “Breast cancer is a very real and prevalent thing,” Rutherford said. “1 in 8 women get breast cancer at least once in their lifetime. That will be one of us and the more we make men and women aware and educated, the more people can get treated early on,” says Megan. Makani prompts people to decrease the chance of getting breast cancer by having a healthy diet with fruits and vegetables, exercising regularly, sleeping eight hours a day, avoiding alcohol and processed meats, and learning how to decrease cortisol levels in the body through coping mechanisms. “Both my mom and I encourage everyone, young and old, men and women

Take Nothing For Granted to do self checks monthly and have yearly visits to the doctor,” Conner said. Conner also encourages people to educate themselves on their family’s health history. Conner’s mother’s diagnosis prompted her mother’s siblings to get tested. This led to the discovery that their family has a BRCA 2 gene. This is what the National Cancer Institute describes as a mutation that increases the likelihood of female ovarian and breast cancer as well as other types of cancer. Overall, her mother’s experience shed light on her family’s health history. “We no longer take any minute, any hour, any day for granted,” Conner said about how her mother’s experience changed her perspective. “Live every day like it’s your last.”

Photo by Sam Odom A board was displayed by the Watson Clinic at ZTA’s philanthropy week to help educate and bring awareness about breast cancer.

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Art Crawl showcases contemporary artists Sarah Oulman Staff Writer The seventh annual Art Crawl transformed downtown Lakeland with its music, art and vendors on Nov. 2 in Munn Park. The Art Crawl, which originally began in 2013, is supported by the Polk Museum of Art as one of its community outreach programs. Art Crawl’s goal is to break the traditional boundaries for new artists and performers by providing them with an opportunity to reach the community. The free art festival featured over 70 local artists from across Central Florida who were selling their art and competing for special prizes, such as the People’s Choice Award, throughout the day. Art Crawl also hosted special dance, vocal and theater performances all day, along with live art demonstrations and music. The purpose of the event is to help build

relationships within the community to bring appreciation and support for the arts in Lakeland. Jenni Gregory came to Art Crawl from Davenport to display her comic book artwork and paintings to the Lakeland community. She focuses on creating artwork for comics, as well as whimsical paintings of sea life and magical creatures. “I don’t come to many art events, as I mostly go to comic book shows,” Gregory said. “This is a great art festival because a lot of times it is hard for artists to get into many art shows or galleries so this is a fantastic local show that is a great start for any artist.” The non-profit organization’s goal is to highlight artists who traditionally may not fit the identity of most art festivals. As a result, local unknown artists, colleges and small art organizations are able to participate in this inclusive event. Grass root organizations and fresh contemporary artists are just a few of the

groups that Art Crawl tries to focus its efforts on promoting within the local area. Krystal Johnson, a local artist who focuses on creating unique portraits of dolls, has participated in Art Crawl for the past two years. Her paintings play off of the mixed emotions that she feels many adults have towards dolls, creating an emphasis on the unsettling and macabre contrasted with bright colors for her art. “Last year, we were a little bit of a mess,” Johnson said. “This time, we came more prepared, so this year I can really start showcasing my art fully and be proud of my booth.” Art Crawl provides artists across Florida with a unique opportunity to showcase their artwork and receive support from the Lakeland community. This annual festival is unique in its goals and the spotlight that it provides to Central Florida’s local artists, musicians and organizations.

Bonnet Springs Park to highlight conservation Mady Lauderman Staff Writer Bonnet Springs Park is a new addition making its way into Lakeland. This park will be a 170 acre nature preserve located next to Kathleen Rd. in between Memorial Blvd. and George Jenkins Highway. The park is set to have 45 foot “mountains,” thanks to the truck loads carrying 365,000 cubic yards of dirt into the current construction site. Located on Lake Bonnet, this was once the site of Florida’s largest rail yard and holds a rich history of stories and artifacts. Bonnet Springs is set to be split into five different sections: The South Gateway, the Central Green, Oak Grove, Bonnet Springs Valley and The Garden. Together, these will house botanical gardens, canopy walks, event spaces, walking trails and more. With such a large land mass under construction, there has been a lot of discussion on the impacts of Bonnet Springs Park. New employment opportunities may arise, the park may draw more business to downtown Lakeland, and the event space could house a number of entertainers. A major point of consideration for many people is that of the environmental implications - something difficult to avoid when discussing a man made nature preserve on the site of an old rail yard. The initial stages of construction required time devoted to clean-up. An article released by the park indicated the old rail ground was full of concrete and metal scraps once “contaminated by hazardous waste.” Trash cluttered and polluted the forest floor. Lake Bonnet was deemed the most contaminated lake in Lakeland out of the 17 that had been tested. The conservation efforts require money, labor and time, so the park has been continuously seeking volunteers willing to give their efforts to the park. With high costs and effects, the public has kept a wary eye on the news platform of the park. Bonnet Springs’ fight to fruition has brought environmental awareness to the public as park press has reported on the intentions and outcomes of construction. Upon completion of the Park, Lake

Photo by Mady Lauderman Construction currently taking place for the man-made Bonnet Springs Park located just outside of Downtown Lakeland. Bonnet itself is intended to be the cleanest lake in Lakeland. With cleanup efforts, liter collecting machines, and retention ponds, headway is being made to restore the area. Wildlife preservation will also be considered. Evidence of this is the marking and naming of trees to ensure their security. Without the park’s reports on the cleanliness of Lake Bonnet, some city residents would not have been aware of the rampant pollution in Lakeland’s lakes. The outward markings found in the forested areas also show the public the importance of preservation. Had attention not been brought to the history of the city’s rail yard, the public may not have known of the pollution and hazardous waste leftover from railway materials. Attention may have been brought on the homeless population of Lakeland as well. Within the grounds of the park, before it was officially Bonnet Springs, a group of homeless citizens who had built up a camp among the forested area. Though many Lakelanders were aware of the poverty, as seen in Munn Park, it was news to learn of their home beside Kathleen road. Bonnet Springs Park has given individuals a new definition of what a city park adds to a community. According to City Parks Alliance, city parks help to

manage storm waters - something Bonnet Springs has expressed doing -, clean the air, and improve public health. With the attention to environmental impacts, city residents have gained knowledge of harmful environmental impacts and what conservation efforts look like. A statement found on the website for Bonnet Springs Park read “The park will provide connections that spark an ecological renaissance in our community.” The park is intended to connect visitors to their environment. This will be accomplished through the children’s museum, canopy walks and other interactive elements that model and highlight a sustainable environment. These prospective ideas have the potential to evoke a tangible reaction from visitors that could change their habits to improve the environment. As for Lakeland’s homeless population, those residing within park limits were moved to a shelter where they could receive better care and proper facilities. Bonnet Springs was an example of how the public can respond to and support those different from them. This news has also highlighted a need for change and a need for compassion towards every individual in the community of Lakeland.


Sarah Bauman

Future Marine Biologist Abby McHenry Features Editor Junior Sarah Bauman traveled to Bimini in the Bahamas over fall break and researched sharks and other ocean species at the Bimini Biological Field Station. Bauman is passionate about the environment, and loves studying marine life. She said students in her marine biology class had taken the trip before her and highly recommended it. Bauman swam with sharks, including Lemon, Nurse, Tiger, Caribbean Reef and Black Tip Sharks. She also saw Southern and Eagle Rays, and fish like Tangs, Queen Triggerfish and Rock Beauties. Bauman said the group took a class beforehand to learn about the species they would be seeing. She said when the group went snorkeling they were able to identify the fish. Bauman said she snorkeled with sharks in the open ocean and once the boat was anchored, the crew put out a line behind the boat. “Once everyone was on the line [the boat crew] started baiting the water to get the sharks to come,” Bauman said. “Even before they did that, there were a lot of sharks there. Some of them came pretty close to us.” Bauman was not scared of sharks because most of the species were not aggressive. She said the species that are labeled as “aggressive” do not seem aggressive in her opinion. According to Bauman, sharks do not typically harm people. If they do, it is because they mistake a human for a seal or some other thing they typically eat. Bauman said she loved being able to live in a field station for the week and see what people who work there do from day-to-day. Bauman said she isn’t sure if she would want to do field work long term, but would enjoy experiencing it for a little while. Bauman said the people at the field station all live and eat every meal together. They are out in the sun almost the whole day, sometimes up to 10 hours a day. Bauman’s favorite part of the trip was going to Honeymoon Island and seeing rays. “This was the first time I had ever seen them in the wild,” Bauman said. “They would cuddle with our legs and let us pet them. It was so cool to be able to do that in their actual, natural environment.” For questions about the Bimini trip, contact Dr. Gabe Langford at

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Miss Lakeland

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Abby Mc Features Florida Southern student Gracie Westerfield and alumna Megan Price won the title of Miss Polk County and Miss Lakeland respectively at the Miss Lakeland pageant. The pageant consisted of a question portion from which contestants could be asked anything from who inspires them to what they think the greatest issue this generation is facing. The contestants then went into the talent portion where a variety of talents were performed and then went into the evening gown portion where they discussed their platform they chose. Both Price and Westerfield have previously competed in pageants. The ranking for the Miss Lakeland pageant starts with first place as Miss Lakeland, second is Miss Polk County, and third Miss Swan City. Westerfield chose Domestic Violence Awareness (DVA) as her platform because she has already gotten to work closely with DVA philanthropies through her sorority, Alpha Chi Omega. It is something that affects 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men. She has gotten to work with organizations like Heather’s Hope and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA). Westerfield said she wants to help bring light to a dark topic and wants to focus on volunteer work and public speaking as Miss Polk County. “It seems like a really great balance to be able to take something that I’m already working on with an amazing group of women on campus and to bring more awareness to it with a crown and sash,” Westerfield said. Price chose organ donations as her platform because it is something that affects everyone. Everyone has to check yes or no to whether they want to donate their organs on their driver’s license in case there is an accident. During Price’s sophomore year of high school, her friend’s younger brother passed away at age 12 from a brain-eating amoeba. She recalled that his parents said that even though he can’t live through his own body, he can still live on through someone else. It was no question that organ would be her platform for her pageants. “I think it’s still important that people realize the true difference and the true second chance at life they give someone if they decide to donate their organs when they’ve passed away,” Price said. For the talent portion Westerfield sang Adele’s “When We Were Young” to showcase her vocal range. She chose this particular song as well to show that it is okay to recognize your past and know that you can grow from a toxic relationship or something else that may have held

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cHenry s Editor you back. Price chose to dance for her talent and practiced every day leading up to the competition. She said it is important to balance eating right and taking care of yourself on top of work and school. Both contestants will proceed to the Miss Florida pageant where they will compete with around 30 other girls. This will be Price’s fifth year competing at Miss Florida. Westerfield competed at Miss Florida in the teen division twice. The girls will earn scholarships from the Miss Lakeland pageant. Price said she has won over $16,000 in scholarship over the five years she has competed. Before entering the pageant, the contestants must raise $100 for the Miss America’s national philanthropy, Children’s Miracle Network. Westerfield said aside from the paperwork and contracts that needed to be signed to compete, many people do not realize that contestants have to raise money for this organization. Price said that for every local contest contestants compete in, they must raise $100 every time and $250 for the statewide Miss Florida Pageant. The contestants are also interviewed prior to competing and are asked a wide range of questions similar to the one question asked at the competition. Price said pageants have helped her with her communication and networking skills and has met some of her best friends doing pageants. She said she used to be more shy in high school, but doing pageants has helped her become more outgoing. “I think that the skills you acquire from competing, just the poise and communication skills and your ability to communicate with people one on one as well as communicating with large groups of people on a public speaking basis are things that I don’t think you can learn anywhere else,” Price said. Both Westerfield and Price said that pageants are not what most people make them out to be as being all about appearances. They are more focused on intelligence and what the competitor’s platform is and how well rounded they are as people. “I think it’s important to make a name for Polk County and maybe even change the public’s opinion that pageants are stereotypical,” Westerfield said. “A title holder can be involved and impactful.” The 2020 Miss Florida pageant will be held in Lakeland at the RP Funding Center in June. Photos by Julio Garza

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ENTERTAINMENT Electric Daisy Carnival comes to Central Florida

Abby McHenry Features Editor

Electric Daisy Carnival Orlando brings in the best lineup of artists yet, and will feature newly added set pieces from EDC Las Vegas that are being used for the first time in Orlando. With hours running from 1:00 p.m.12:00 a.m. EDCO takes place November 8-10 and will feature over 100 electronic dance music artists. Some of the headliners include Steve Aoki, Yellow Claw, San Holo, Afrojack, Alison Wonderland, and RL Grime. The festival will showcase four different stages including Kinetic Field, Circuit Grounds, Neon Garden and Stereo Bloom. The stages all features unique props and lighting. The Wide Awake Art Car all the way from Las Vegas. It too will include unique lighting and stage pieces. There will be carnival-like rides throughout the festival and performers dressed in costume who go out into the audience including dancers, stilters, aerialists, and circus performers. EDCO’s website emphasizes that YOU are the headliner because you are what makes the experience great. The EDC experience, according to their website is made up of “high-fives and good vibes.” They emphasize spreading love and igniting positivity. The EDM community as a whole is very free-spirited, open-minded, and full

Photo courtesy of Creative Commons Taken at EDC Las Vegas 2017, the newly added set pieces from EDC Las Vegas will be used this year for the first time at EDCO. of peace and love. Festivals are a way for the community to come together and share peace, love, unity and respect. These principles are widely known by ravers around the world. People from all over attend EDC because it is one of the biggest music festivals in the world. Alison Wonderland, one of the Sunday headliners, is known for being down to

earth and really engaging with her fans. She shoots live videos on her Instagram and answers fans’ questions sometimes. Wonderland said that her EDC Orlando 2018 experience was special to her in an Instagram post. “I spent all my time recently focusing [and] stressing on making new things and creating something really memorable,”

Wonderland said. “I really care about the experience between crowd and artist.” EDM is a fairly new genre of music and most of the artists came on the scene between 2000-now. Veteran EDM artists performing at the festival such as DeadMau5, and Steve Aoki have been making music since the late 90s. EDCO embraces artists of all ages and backgrounds, and encourages the audience members to have fun and freely dance and enjoy the music. Attendees wear many different elaborate outfits with bright patterns, face jewels, pashminas and more to match the whimsical feel of the festival. Florida Southern sophomore Kristalyn Rook loves the music and non-judgemental culture of the edm community. She said a song doesn’t have a given emotion and people are supposed to feel while listening which leaves it open for individual interpretation. Rook said the community comes together as if they’ve known each other for years. Rook said EDCO has a way of unifying everyone who attends and really amplifies the PLUR of the edm community. “EDC is definitely a more colorful festival,” Rook said. “Not only in literal terms, but it has more light and loving aura compared to some other festivals like [Electric] Forest or Lost Lands that has a darker mystical, extraterrestrial vibe to it.” For additional information about EDCO festival visit orlando.electricdaisycarnival. com.

Director casts all-female characters in ‘Copenhagen’ World War II themed play moves away from predoinantly male cast and creates powerful impact Grace Newton Staff Writer

The second stage show of the FSC Department of Theatre and Dance’s World War II themed season, Michael Frayn’s “Copenhagen”, ran from Oct. 31 to Nov. 3. The show tells the story of a meeting between scientists Warner Heisenberg and Niels Bohr in 1941; however, FSC’s production has a twist: the entire cast is female. Because the season is World War II themed, the number of male characters significantly surpasses the number of female characters; however, director Paul Bawek said that this was not his concern during casting. “I was not planning on it,” Bawek said. He explained that he saw a lot of gender crossed casting this summer in England, and this inspired his decision. “Cross gender casting is becoming a norm,” Bawek said. “They were the strongest actors who could handle the material.” The cast only consists of three actors: Jaimee Haley, Victoria Marshall, and Phoebe French. “They’re all seniors. We have a working language,” Bawek said.”It was very collaborative.” The show was creatively blocked, so the cast was involved in their characterization. Bawek also admitted that it is easier to work with a small group.

“They should be applauded. They’re working with difficult concepts,” Bawek said. Copenhagen took a minimalistic approach. The show took place in the Ordway theatre-in-the-round, with a thrust setting, in which only three sides are used. The play does not require much set, and the costuming of the typically male characters is neutral. The play tells the story of Heisenberg and Bohr’s historic meeting, exploring concepts of atomic energy, nuclear power, and their theories of uncertainty and complementarity. The show also tackles the question of intention, as the playwright himself questioned if we can ever know anyone’s true intentions. With a constantly changing narrator, as the overlying question is “What really happened that day?” The show contains a large amount of scientific language and jargon, and the director called in Dr. Jason M. Montgomery, of the chemistry department, to advise the cast about how to work with the material. Though it is the least well-known show of the season, Bawek showed no concern. “I’m honoring the playwright. He told an amazing story,” he said. “The play, to me, is about relationships and never being able understand someone’s full intentions,” Bawek said. Students enjoyed Bawek’s casting decisions. “I think the choice to use three actresses was interesting, but within five

Photo by Reems Landreth Haley, Marshall and French during rehearsal for “Copenhagen.” minutes, I knew it was the perfect choice,” junior major Emily Wills said. “The three of them worked so well together and delivered really powerful performances.” Also, while Bawek stated he did not consider gender in his casting, the allfemale cast may have introduced some new concepts outside the director’s intention.

“I think it raised some new questions for me,” Wills said. “It got me thinking about gender, and roles in theatre, and the way women played into the real-life story.” As in the play, we can never know someone’s intentions; however, whatever Bawek’s intentions, the creative decisions applied to Copenhagen proved successful in the eyes of FSC.

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The Art of Film presents ‘Living in Oblivion’ Sam Odom Staff Writer The Art of Film is a monthly film series held at the Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College. This month, it will present the film “Living in Oblivion,” directed by Tomas A. DiCillo. The November screening will be held on Sat., Nov. 23, 2019 at 6 p.m. The film follows an independent filmmaker as he tries to make his first film in the midst of chaos. During production, he deals with difficult actors and crew members as he races with the clock to finish his film. This monthly event is organized by Matthew Herbertz, the Assistant Professor of Film, and William Allen, Associate Professor of Digital Media. Herbertz explains that November’s film is a narrative film that plays with cliches while following the process of making a film. The film’s message is the idea that everything that can go wrong, will go wrong. “When everything goes wrong then that character wakes up, and it starts over again and goes through the day on the set again through a different perspective from a different crew member, so it’s kind of fun and quirky,” Herbertz said. Having a film series at a museum, explains Herbertz, already changes the way an audience will view film. Herbertz hopes to get people to examine and analyze the film much like they would analyze a painting in a gallery, therefore viewing film as art and critiquing it in a meaningful way. “It’s important for us to think of it as an artform that can have [a] huge impact,” Herbertz said. Herbertz hopes that The Art of Film can change how people perceive film, as well as further visual literacy to understand how film can affect the emotions and thoughts of an audience. Herbertz believes this film is one that can be enjoyed by many, since the film shows a comedic take on filmmaking while also shedding light onto the whole filmmaking process. He explains that while film should be viewed from an artistic perspective, the film playfully parodies filmmakers, and the film’s lighter tone is a nice break from

other more serious topics. “And that’s what I think the brilliance of the movie is it’s like ‘this is great, and it’s wonderful’ but let’s also kinda take a step back and kinda see how ridiculous it is,” Herbertz said. Herbertz was inspired to start this monthly event because he has never seen an event that showcased film as an artform with an academic perspective, while also having it open to the public. “I’ve always wanted to bring what I think about, and what I talk about in the classroom to a community,” Herbertz said. He mentions the range of participants that attend, varying in age and experience that are all tied together by an interest in film as an artform. He emphasizes that the event is a discussion, not a lecture as participants are encouraged to share their thoughts and feelings about the film shown, no matter their experience.

“I really want to present work that is diverse from their creators. But also the kinds of work that’s being made too, that’s challenging in the way that it’s made.”

- Matthew Herbertz Assistant Professor of Film Herbertz’s curation process is filled to the brim with intent as he considers many factors while deciding what films to show every month. He begins by first considering what exhibition is going on at the museum and then tries to find an element to replicate through the film he chooses. For the Polk Museum’s “Flashback Female: Women Artists in the 1990s from the Permanent Collection” exhibition he chose a film that had feminist ideals. Herbertz might also, rather than focusing on the content, focus on visual style and try to echo those stylistic choices in the film he chooses. This is just one aspect of his decision making. He also considers who makes the film as well as the way in which the film is made. “I really want to present work that is diverse from their creators. But also the

Photo courtesy of Creative Commons The Art of Film will be held at the Polk Museum of Art on Nov. 23. The event will feature the film “Living in Oblivion.”

WHAT’S NEW Last Christmas This film will release on Nov. 8. In this romantic comedy, the film follows Kate, played by Emilia Clarke, who works as an elf at an yearround Christmas store. When she meets Tom, played by Henry Golding, while on the job.

Like It’s Christmas Photo courtesy of Matthew Herbertz Herbertz was the Executive Producer and Cinematographer for alumna Pam Rodriguez’s short film, ¡Come! kinds of work that’s being made too, that’s challenging in the way that it’s made,” Herbertz said. Professor Hebertz will also show films he believes to be moving or important, and show them to people who may have never heard of them. This was the case for Junior Emily Wills, who went to October’s Art of Film event. October’s Art of Film screened Sun Don’t Shine directed by Amy Lynne Seimetz, a film that follows two young women as they travel the hot Florida landscape with something in the trunk of their car. “Herbertz does an amazing job picking great films we’d miss or skip over otherwise,” Wills said. “It’s always more of an experience seeing a film on the big screen with an actual audience, and the discussions afterwards are casual but still really interesting. Plus it brings people from the community into conversation with students, so we get a lot of different perspectives.” Junior Sophie Talbert also attended the screening. “It was a great experience being able to engage with the local community in a unique way,” Talbert said. “The film was incredible and raised important questions about theme and aesthetics.” At the event itself, the film will be screened after a brief introduction by Herbertz, and once the film is over, Herbertz will lead the discussion afterwards. He will occasionally start with questions, but usually prefers to let the emotions and reactions of the audience direct where the discussion goes. “Seeing how audiences connect [with] how movies are constructed formally and how that impacts how they experience it are always the most wonderful kind of discussions to have with the audience,” Herbertz said. Herbertz encourages people to attend The Art of Film because it’s about learning. The films he screens are usually about an hour and a half, and he invites everyone to take that time to experience new perspectives and engage with the community. The next Art of Film will be held on Dec. 14 and it will screen the 1975 film “Mirror,” directed by Andrei Tarkovsky.

The Jonas Brothers announced on Nov. 4 that they will be releasing an original holiday song “Like It’s Christmas” on Nov. 8.

Queer Eye We’re in Japan “Queer Eye” released a special season of its show only on Netflix on Nov. 1. The members of the Fab Five go to Tokyo and help four different men and women during this four-episode season. This is a speacial season, released separately from the rest of the “Queer Eye” regular series.

Fine Line Harry Styles took to Twitter and Instagram on Nov. 4 to announce his upcoming album “Fine Line.” The album will release on Dec. 13, and presale tickets for the album will be available on Nov. 7.

Doctor Sleep This film is scheduled to release on Nov. 8, and the film is based on Stephen King’s novel of the same title, which is a sequel to “The Shining.” The film follows Danny Torrance as he tries to protect a young girl named Abra, who posseses Shining, form a cult named True Knot.

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Men’s soccer looks to continue season in SSC tournament

Florida Southern holds a 4-5-5 record going into their final game of season Mikaela Queen Sports Editor The Mocs traveled to Melbourne on Oct. 12 to take on Florida Tech where they fell 3-1. Neither team was able to find the back of the net during the first half of regulation. James Meehan opened the game with a shot in the second minute of the game, but it was saved by Panther goalkeeper Jason Fesquet. The Mocs outshot the Florida Tech 9-1 during the first 45 minutes of regulation. Eneko Lasheras opened up the second half of regulation with a goal for the Mocs in the 56th minute. After that, the Panthers took charge scoring three consecutive goals within the last ten minutes of regulation. The Mocs saw their second conference loss of the season. The team saw a 2-0 road victory over Barry while on Oct. 19. Much like the previous game, the Mocs saw a scoreless first half of regulation where they were outscored 5-9 by the Bucs. Edu Capote re-entered the game in the second half and scored the Mocs first goal in the 74th minute. Just 10 minutes later, Lasheras put one in the back of the net giving the team a 2-0 lead. After 90 minutes of play, the Mocs defeated Barry 2-0. The Mocs drew their fifth tie of the season in a road game against Eckerd on Oct. 23.

The Tritons caught an early lead, scoring seven minutes into play. The Mocs responded with a goal by Meehan off an assist from Alberto Diax in the 14th minute. Meehan saw another opportunity to score off a free kick taken by Lasheras and executed the goal in the 27th minute. The Mocs went into halftime with a 2-1 lead over Eckerd. The Tritons took advantage of a 1v1 situation in the 73rd minute scoring off the crossbar to tie the game 2-2. Daniel Mirands and Jack Duffey took shots during the first overtime, but were saved by Triton goalkeeper, Dawson Lynden. Diaz and Capote saw the opportunity in the second overtime to score, but were unable to connect. The Mocs landed their fifth tie of the season. Florida Southern took a break from conference play on Oct. 26 with a 2-1 victory over University of Marry. The scoreless first half trend continued as neither team put a point on the board until Capote scored in the 60th minute for the Mocs. Fifteen minutes later, Anton Lindbom saw an appearance on the field after being out due to an injury, and recorded his first goal of the season securing the Mocs a 2-0 lead. The Marauders responded with a goal in the 81st minute, but were unable to top the Mocs as they picked up their fourth win of the season. The Mocs fell 1-3 to Embry-Riddle on Oct. 30 at Mocassin Field.

Photo courtesy of Mikaela Queen / FSC Athletics Senior James Meehan advances the ball toward the opposing goal in game against Embry-Riddle on Oct. 30. Florida Southern scored early as Meehan shot off a pass from Taylor Vincent in the third minute of the game. The Eagles scored in the 43rd minute leaving the game at a 1-1 tie at halftime. Both teams saw opportunities to score in the last 45 minutes of play, however, EmbryRiddle was the only team to execute. The Eagles put two more shots past Moccasin goalkeeper, Phillip Faderl to end the game

with a final score of 3-1. The Mocs will end their season with a home game against Saint Leo on Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. on Moccasin Field. This game will recognize their seven graduating seniors; Jacob Lin-Vannerus, Lindbom, Claus Lehland, Capote, Lasheras, Ian Mclntosh and Foster Appiah. Visit for a full recap of the game.

Mocs play Tampa for their final game of the regular season Women’s soccer ranked 10th in Sunshine State Conference

Mikaela Queen Sports Editor The Mocs drew their second tie of the season in a home game against Florida Tech on Oct. 12. Alexa Moberley returned from an injury to make her first appearance of the season on the field. Moberly and Cali Larson recorded shots within the first five minutes

of the game. The Panthers recorded their first goal of the game just 10 minutes before halftime. The Mocs entered the second half trailing by 1. Rachel Peck put one in the back of the net in the 51st minute to tie the game 1-1. Neither team was able to score during the remainder of regulation. Amy Volk and Caitlyn Lowery each took shots during the first overtime,

Photo courtesy of Reems Landreth/ FSC Athletics The team celebrates their first conference win of the season after game against Eckerd on Oct. 23.

but were unsuccessful. Madison Hald and Peck almost ended the game in the second overtime, however, Panther goalkeeper Maria Recuero was able to make the saves. The Mocs ended the game with a 1-1 after 110 minutes of play. Florida Southern saw their first conference win of the season during their senior night home game against Eckerd on Oct. 23. The team celebrated their seniors; Caitlin Quaempts, Kaitlyn Svopa, Elanee Otto and Moberley. Neither team saw the back during the first half resulting in a 0-0 game after 45 minutes of play. Moberley put one in the back of the net in the 65th minute recording her first goal of the season as well as the game winning goal. The Mocs defensively help up a fight not allowing the Tritons to score during 90 minutes of play. The Mocs defeated Eckerd 1-0. The team fell 0-1 to Barry in a home makeup game on Oct. 26. Again, the team saw a scoreless 45 minutes of play. A 75 minute weather delay pushed back the start of the second half where the Bucs socred in the 85th minute. The Mocs were unable to make a comeback in such a short time and fell 0-1 in their last home game of the season. The Mocs traveled to Daytona Beach on Oct. 30 where they fell 0-2 to Embry-Riddle. Embry-Riddle put a point on the board just two minutes into regulation giving them a 1-0 lead over the Mocs. Peck was just shy of putting one in the top

right corner of the goal, but was stopped by Eagles goalkeeper Dana Ruchti. The Mocs were unable to connect the ball to the net and went into halftime trailing by one. The team got to a slow start in the second half, unable to score. Lowery took a shot in the 81st minute, but it went to the right of the goal. The Mocs left Daytona with a 0-1 loss against Embry-Riddle. Florida Southern fell 1-2 to Saint Leo in their final regular season conference play. The Mocs started the first half with a deficit as the Lions took their first shot 43 seconds into the first half. Svopa recorded the Mocs first shot seven minutes into play, but was unsuccessful. Nina Mueller put the Lions first point on the board in the 30th minute. Again, the Mocs went into halftime trailing by one. Quaempts fired one in the net in the 58th minute putting the Mocs on the board tying the game 1-1 at the beginning of the second half. Saint Leo responded to the goal in less than 10 minutes scoring their second goal. Florida Southern was unable to top off the Lions two points and fell 1-2. The Mocs play their final game of the season on Nov. 6 against Tampa at Tampa. This game was originally scheduled for Oct. 9, but due to weather it was rescheduled to be played at the end of each teams season. For a full recap of this game, visit

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Women’s basketball opens season with exhibition at FSU Mikaela Queen Sports Editor The Mocs fell 46-104 to the No. 12 ranked team in NCAA Division 1 basketball at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center in downtown Tallahassee on Oct. 27. Ashley Shell put the Mocs first point on the board to end the Seminoles 4-0 lead. Florida State saw a seven point lead over the Mocs until Mackenize Steele shot her first of two three-pointers during the first quarter. The Mocs then trailed by four. Just 10 minutes into the game, the Mocs trailed by nine. The Seminoles took control in the second quarter outscoring the Mocs 25-3, bumping their lead to 49-18 at the half. After halftime, the Mocs offensively picked things up as they shot 37.5 percent in the third quarter. Both Monet Burkett and Aubrey Burke shot three’s contributing to the team’s 12 points during that same quarter. Burkett shot two more three’s, caused a turnover and made a defensive rebound all in the fourth quarter. The Mocs saw their most points on the board during the fourth quarter, but at the end of 40 minutes of play, they fell to Florida State 46-104. During the game, Steele offensively

Photo courtesy of Andrew Pawling / FSC Athletics Sophomore Mackenzie Steele gains possession of the ball in exhibition game against Florida State University on Oct. 27. led the Mocs contributing 14 of their 46 total points. Burkett was not far behind, as she contributed an extra nine to the total. Both Katerina Pazzagila-Khomenko and Shell put five points on the board each. At the end of regulation, Florida Southern

2019 Fall Sports Updates Men’s soccer

09.21 vs. PBA | 2OT T 1-1 09.25 vs. Rollins | 2OT T 2-2 09.28 vs. Nova Southeastern | OT W 2-1 10.05 vs. Lynn | L 0-1 10.09 vs. Tampa | 2OT T 1-1 10.12 vs. Florida Tech | L 1-3 10.19 vs. Barry | W 2-0 10.23 vs. Eckerd | 2OT T 2-2 10.30 vs. Embry-Riddlwe | L 1-3

Women’s soccer

09.21 vs. PBA | L 0-1 09.25 vs. Rollins | OT L 0-1 09.28 vs. Nova Southeastern | OT L 0-1 10.05 vs. Lynn | 2OT T 0-0 10.12 vs. Florida Tech | 2OT T 1-1 10.23 vs. Eckerd | W 1-0 10.26 vs. Barry | L 0-1 10.30 vs. Embry-Riddle | L 0-2 11.02 vs. Saint Leo | L 1-2

shot 28.8-percent making 17 of 59 shot attempts. Florida Southern has been picked to finish third in conference play by the Women’s Basketball Sunshine State Conference (SSC) Coaches Poll. Tampa


and Nova Southeastern are predicted to finish in the first and second spot and Eckerd and Rollins is slated to finish fourth and fifth. The team ended their 2018-19 season in the regional finals where they fell 63-84 to Nova Southeastern. The Mocs finished the season with a 30-4 record and a SSC regular season and tournament title. Head coach Betsy Harris brings back nine from her 2018-19 roster; Burkett, Jirah Ards, Marta Aranda, Steele, Julia Jenike, Pazzaglia-Khomenko, Shell, Elsa Lanberg, and Bekki Kalaydjiev, but lost two top players who combined to score more than 3,600 points in their Moccasin careers. Harris added six freshmen; Chyna Bullen, Aubrey Burke, Marte Moe, Morgan Windsor, Kaja and Sara Wroblewska, to her roster. Harris also added Megan Dzikas, 2012 Florida Southern graduate, as her assistant coach. The team will begin their 2019-20 season today with a non-conference home opener against Alabama-Huntsville at 2 p.m. They will open up conference play on Nov. 23 on the road facing Barry University at 12 p.m. The Mocs will see the bulk of their conference competitors starting in January when they take on Florida Tech, Nova Southeastern, Rollins, Eckerd, PBA, Tampa Barry and Saint Leo all in a row.

The Snakebite Wednesday @ 3 p.m.


09.20 vs. Saint Leo | L 0-3 09.21 vs. Eckerd | L 0-3 09.27 vs. Embry-Riddle | L 1-3 09.28 vs. Florida Tech | L 0-3 10.01 vs. Tampa | L 0-3 10.05 vs. Rollins | W 3-1 10.11 vs. Lynn | L 0-3 10.12 vs. Nova Southeastern | L 0-3 10.22 vs. Eckerd | L 0-3 10.25 vs. Barry | L 0-3 10.26 vs. PBA | L 1-3 10.29 vs. Saint Leo | L 1-3 11.01 vs. Florida Tech | W 3-2 10.02 vs. Embry-Riddle | L 0-3

Cross Country

09.14 @ UF Mountain Dew Invite | M-6th W-11 09.27 @ Runners Invite | M-6th 09.28 @ Roy Griak Invite | M-5th W-13 10.11 @ Royals CC Challenge | M-11 W-15 10.26 @ SSC Championships | M-3 W-3

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