FEBRUARY 15, 2018 Vol. 120 No. 16 Goshen, IN 46526
FEAT U RES
Red Cents: open to all Laura Miller, 3
SP ORT S
Heath-Granger, O’Neal shine at Taylor Chandler Ingle, 5 P ER SP EC T IVES
Why I’m not happy about missing SST Siana Emery, 6 F UN NI ES
Don’t call me “McKayEpp, Carter” Carter McKay-Epp, 7 ARTS
Choirs come together for winter choral concert Emily Bennett, 8
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Achieng Agutu (left) won the C. Henry Smith Oratorical Contest. Mandira Panta (right) got second in the contest.
Students present at C. Henry Smith Contest ABBY KING
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Five students shared stories and words of hope at the C. Henry Smith Oratorical contest on Tuesday night. The students, seniors Achieng Agutu and Deeksha Pagar, juniors Sara Azzuni and Katie Yoder, and sophomore Mandira Panta, each presented an approximately 10-minute long speech about varying topics involving peace. Agutu won the contest and a $500 cash prize for her speech titled, “The Introduction: A Story
of Inner Peace.” Along with the first place prize comes the opportunity to represent Goshen College in the C. Henry Smith Oratorical contest this coming spring. The speech focused on Agutu being introduced to herself at age 13. Agutu recalled her father sitting her in front of a mirror and asking her to say, “My name is Annie Achieng Agutu, but I go by Achieng Agutu. I was born on Nov. 13 in 1996 and today I turn 13.” “On that day, my father introduced to me the things I need to know about myself: my name,
Healthy Bodies Week celebrated
Students practice yoga during Healthy Bodies Week.
followed the informative session. This was an informative talk directed towards females and non-binary people, and most participants thought this was a good conversation to have because this is a topic that is not usually touched on in female discussions. Students engaged asking questions that left them feeling that due to a larger group support, this conversation can increase their confidence within themselves and topics concerning their bodies. An event took place on Wednesday to build self-care Valentines for those feeling down and gloomy without a Valentine this year. All were welcome to practice, celebrate and recognize the importance of self-care and self-love. When talking with Gi Salas, one of the Healthy Bodies Week student coordinators, she explained they tried to include “as many people as possible through
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empowerment.” Though the traditional views of GSWA and AAUW are centered towards the needs of women, over time they have tried to be more inclusive. They want to address societal pressure that surrounds women specifically, but also include everyone in that conversation. GSWA has seen a lot of student participation and hope that their message is getting across to the campus. Jenae Longenecker, also a student coordinator, adds that there are yearly traditional events that are always held, but they have included new events in order to allow more student involvement as well. To wrap up Healthy Bodies Week, students are invited to support the women’s basketball team at a home game at Saturday, Feb. 17 at 1 p.m.
First to speak was Yoder, who presented, “How to Love Your Redneck Neighbor.” Yoder told a story about how her house was egged this summer because of a sign that sits out on her front lawn that states “No matter where you are from, you are welcome here,” in English, Spanish and Arabic. Yoder’s family presumed that those who egged her house were rednecks. Yoder went on to encourage the white members in the audience to reevaluate their perception of bigots, stating that most times “rednecks” or “white trash” are envisioned. “Other white people get to escape the harshness of whiteness by pinning it on those who are classified as others, those below them,” Yoder said. “...Bigotry isn’t limited by class distinctions, it’s just a little more uncomfortable though when that hatred comes from people that look like us.” Next to speak was Sara Azzuni who presented “Mother, What Was War?” Azzuni, originally from Palestine, emphasized the harmful effects of war on children. “These children,” Azzuni said referring to children in the Middle East, “are not collateral damage.” Azzuni pointed out that on 9/11, approximately 3,000 people died. But due to the United States’ involvement in the Middle East, over 500,000 people died and it was chalked up as, yet again,
See CONTEST, page 4
Women’s soccer coaches leave GC NATHAN PAULS
Students got the opportunity to learn more about their bodies and self-care through a variety of Healthy Bodies events sponsored by Goshen Students Women’s Association (GSWA) this week. There were various events that covered many topics such as a “Conversation about Masturbation,” a Healthy Sex panel led by Dr. Catherine Bast, building self-care valentines, and ending the week by body casting and painting. The week started off with some relaxation and exercise with Yoga Night led by Ann Hostetler on Sunday evening. On Monday, there was space made for a conversation on gender identity and misogyny led by PRISM students. There was much positive feedback from students who liked having the intentional space for this conversation. Eli Studebaker, a senior and one of the leaders of PRISM, pointed out that Monday’s conversation was included in order to be more inclusive towards students. They were given the appropriate time and space to have this conversation regarding bodies and self-care. On Tuesday night, at the Masturbation Conversation, participants were open to the topic and an engaging discussion
my black body, and the things I should expect to happen to me,” Agutu said. “He told me the world isn’t made for girls with chocolate skin and cotton hair.” She went on to explain the importance of her body, her name, her skin, and the harm stereotypes have caused her due to those things. To conclude, Agutu said, “Living and breathing through someone else’s unique and human experience is the key… Hi, my name is Annie Achieng Agutu, but I go by Achieng Agutu. Yes, I am a stereotype, but so are you. But I am so much more and so are you.”
It was announced in the faculty bulletin this past Friday that women’s soccer coaches Scott and Anne Gloden, who have been with Goshen for three years, will no longer be working for Goshen College. The announcement comes after conversations that took place between the women on the soccer team and administration. Last semester, the women’s soccer team sensed that the Glodens were not a good fit for the team as head and assistant coaches. After an attempt to talk to the Glodens directly did not go well, the team decided to go to the administration about the issue. The issue with the coaches officially arose during the season review that happened after the
women’s soccer season was over. Through this feedback process, the women were able to communicate to the administration that the Glodens were not a good fit for the team. Ken Newbold, vice president and provost of Goshen College, credited Josh Gleason, GC’s athletic director, as being a vital piece in the communication process that took place between the administration and the women on the team. “There were a number of challenges that were going on with the team from a culture standpoint,” said Newbold. “There was a fit question [about] the relationships [on the team] and how that was working.” Alyssa Arella, a sophomore player on the team, echoed Newbold’s words.
See SOCCER, page 4
Scott and Anne Gloden will be leaving Goshen College after serving for three years.
Red Cents: open to all LAURA MILLER
Thirteen years ago, Goshen College student Rosanna Nafziger (now Rosanna Henderson) saw much unsung talent among her peers and decided to do something about it. With her creative mind under the guidance of Ann Hostetler, and English professor at GC, “Red Cents,” GC’s literary arts journal, was born. “There was [no publication at Goshen] that represented the collective work of the whole student body,” Henderson said. “Professor Ann Hostetler [and I] agreed that it would be great to have a place for students’ art and literary work to exist side by side.” Hostetler noted that from the beginning there has been a very deliberate emphasis on “inclusion”: specifically on showcasing works by a diverse group of students - different majors, backgrounds, interests, etc. They also “wanted to see more than just Mennonite surnames on the bylines,” she said. GC students edit and publish each year’s edition through the college’s own Pinchpenny Press, which publishes work by student authors and occasionally faculty or staff writers. The name “Red Cents” is actually a “nice
allusion to Goshen’s Pinchpenny Press,” said Henderson. “[The name] is from the old figure of speech, “I haven’t got a red cent”-- referring to the copper color of pennies in the 1500s.” Henderson said that when Red Cents was started, monetary awards were offered in order to “get buzz” and make publishing Red Cents “feel like it had cachet.” They also held a release party: a tradition which remains today. Hostetler explained that the working standard of Pinchpenny Press is that a publication should always make back in sales what it cost to produce. An important part of achieving this goal is the money made in sales at the release party. “It’s a bit of a business enterprise,” said Hostetler. She went on to explain the benefits of having students see various sides of the publishing process from start to finish. “It will help them know what to expect [when they start in the publishing industry],” she said. The students who form this year’s Red Cents staff are part of the Editing and Publishing class taught by Hostetler. She said it had become harder in recent years to complete and produce Red Cents entirely in time outside of class. There also was no class previously available
which focused on teaching these particular concentrations, which are very helpful for students entering the world of writing to learn. One member of the class is Jonathan Bontrager-Waite, a first-year, who has ambitions of becoming a writer. He described the class as functioning like a “meeting for an editorial board: we have a list of tasks to complete and our Editor-inChief, Maddy Keener, keeps us on track.” He said sometimes classes are structured more traditionally, with Hostetler lecturing about editing and publishing, but generally it is much more about mimicking the realities of the field to gain practice and experience. Bontrager-Waite said most of the homework is “very geared toward the publication of Red Cents.” The class has been practicing by revising old issues, but after midterm break they will begin to work in earnest on the 2018 edition. According to Hostetler, students applied for various positions on the editing/ publishing board as part of the class. They had to prepare as if going into a real job interview and were considered and “hired” for positions such as Editor-inChief, Publicity and Production Manager, Managing Editor, and Literary Editor based on their
learned that restorative justice is so much more than that. Restorative justice at its core, is the art of building relationships with one another. That should be easy, right? It’s not. It’s one of the hardest things we will ever do. Building relationships takes time. It takes patience, vulnerability and trust—things that are difficult when our society teaches us that it’s all about us. It goes all the way back to our forefathers who had that mentality when they stripped the land now named the United States of America from the Indigenous People. When they not only claimed the land as their own, but had not even thought of building relationships with the Indigenous community. Instead they enslaved them, forced religion down their throats and killed them. This conference began with a land acknowledgement. For those who are unaware of what a land acknowledgment is, it is a formal statement that recognizes the unique and enduring relationship that exists between Indigenous Peoples and their traditional territories. Following this statement, we were fortunate enough to hear from the two representing Indigenous community, Amy and Christine. The two showed up to a group of mainly white people to share their stories, their music and the ways they are working at restorative justice in their communities. They showed us
goodness and generosity as they shared smudging, a ceremony for spiritual cleansing and blessing that involved the burning of sage. They were identified by their cheerfulness as they pounded their drums and their voices rang out in song. True warriors for the human spirit. If you’re like me, you’re wondering how restorative justice can look in your life. Hearing Amy and Christine’s stories challenged me to take steps towards acknowledging the land I live on and the pain that has been caused because of it. The first step is simply asking questions about the land. Whose land did it belong to before colonization? Who are the Indigenous People that maintained harmony and balance in the life of their communities and the earth? What are their stories? What are their traditions and rituals? What are the ways the pervasive and ongoing colonialism is causing pain? Potawatomi Christian Kaitlin Curtice writes, “When we begin rebuilding what has been broken for so long, I believe the healing will shift the foundations of this benevolently created world, every culture and created thing included in a slow and steady bloom.” This is indeed the work of restorative justice. This is the work of warriors for the human spirit. I invite you to join me.
FEBRUARY 15, 2018 applications. Submissions by the student body come in the forms of prose and poetry, art and photography, and are anonymously selected for publication by the students in the class. Red Cents has consistently won acclaim at the Indiana Collegiate Press Association (ICPA) literary magazine contest, where students compete among all of Indiana’s colleges and universities. There are no separate categories of competition for division or size. Hostetler pointed out that with such stiff competition, “the fact
that a little college like Goshen wins at all is pretty amazing!” Katie Yoder, a junior history major, won an award last year in the category “Best Short Poem.” She says that she is “not an avid poetry writer,” but that “getting experience in more ‘creative’ writing has enhanced my skills for academic writing in my history major.” Yoder’s experience serves to further emphasize Hostetler’s description of Red Cents as a place where GC students of all backgrounds can come and express themselves creatively.
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“Warriors for the Human Spirit are awake human beings who have chosen not to flee. They abide. They serve as beacons of an ancient story that tells of the goodness and generosity and creativity of humanity. You can identify them by their cheerfulness. You will know them by their compassion. When asked how they do it they will tell you about discipline, dedication and the necessity of community.” —Margaret J. Wheatley I heard stories from warriors for the human spirit at the Intercollegiate Peace Conference. Warriors for the spirit of the Indigenous, the incarcerated, the professor and the student, social worker and the police officer. These warriors reminded me that while there is so much good in the world as a result of restorative justice, there is much to be done. Before attending the conference, my idea of restorative justice was limited. I saw it as this some are trying to implement in the criminal justice system. This thing that should help those inside the system be better equipped once leaving the system by giving them tools. During this conference, I
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Java Junction’s hidden secrets MEGAN BOWER
It’s hard to imagine Goshen College without being able to make a late night trip to Java Junction for a its best selling product: milkshakes. “Even on a day of six degrees students still want to drink milkshakes,” said Michelle Horning, who has been teaching the Java Junction Management class since it first began. But it was only three years ago when milkshakes weren’t even on the menu, and fourteen years ago when the coffee shop didn’t even exist. Back in 2004, when The Connector and apartments were first built, Java Junction was just
a student lounge. Coffee shops were on the rise in the U.S. and the college decided to have one of its own on campus. Student life decided to offer Java Junction to the Business department as a way to provide the students with a hands on learning experience of running a business. “It’s attractive to employers.” Horning said. “I’ve had lots of students who have been on the management team in previous years tell me that it’s such an enchantment to their resume,” she said. “They’re surprised how much of their job interviews were focused on their work at Java Junction.” “Java provides unique, real world situations,” said current manager, Austin Weaver who is experiencing his second semester
The student-run coffee shop, Java Junction, circa 2014.
on the team. “Throughout my work experience I’ve applied a lot of the skills in decisionmaking and problem-solving that I have acquired from Java management.” During the Java Junction Management class, Horning is able to ask the team lots of questions, as well as offer resources and suggestions of what has and hasn’t worked in the past. “I kind of joke that my role is a responsible adult,” Horning said, “to make sure that Java continues year after year and that we don’t do anything that would jeopardize that. But otherwise they’re actually in charge.” Horning explained that the students are responsible for “everything that you would think a business would need to do.” “They do all the accounting work, all the purchasing, all the marketing and work with employees - whether that’s hiring, training or evaluation.” “Any student is welcome to sign up for the class,” Horning said, “you don’t have to be a business major.” Due to its unique relationship with the business department, Java has gained the attention from other colleges and universities who have contacted Horning after learning about it. “I’ve helped a couple of other schools get theirs started.”
She said. “Usually just with providing some ideas or a sort of history.” Over the years Horning has seen many changes to the menu of Java. “When we started we had 11 drinks on the menu and no food, so we started very very small,” she said. But the most significant change was adding milkshakes to the menu. “It started as an accident,” Horning said, “and the fact that we’re still selling them is somewhat unplanned.” Three years ago, Java hosted a special weekend event. It was open until 2 a.m. on a Friday and Saturday and food items that they didn’t usually sell where offered, along with milkshakes. “They were such a hit that students kept asking about the milkshakes,” said Horning, “The team kept saying ‘no it was just for that one weekend, it was just for that weekend.’” Horning explained, how eventually the team started getting frustrated about the whole situation. “They had kind of held firm to this idea that ‘well we’re a coffee shop, coffee shops don’t sell milkshakes.’” “I said, you have two choices: you can either stick to that and say ‘we’re a coffee shop. We don’t sell milkshakes.’ Or you can give your customers what
they want and sell milkshakes…’ and so they decided to do it.” “I remember that we even remarked that how silly it was, that out of all the times of the year, we were introducing milkshakes in the dead of winter,” she said. “Every now and then we stumble upon something that’s really popular but never anything that’s turned out to be like milkshakes.” One of Horning’s personal favorite Java related stories is of two students who credited their marriage to Java Junction. “They were students from two different majors, never had met each other before and were then on the same team of students running the business,” said Horning. “They started dating and then they got married…. they don’t think it would have ever happened without Java Junction.” After 14 successful years, Java continues to serve the college community. Looking toward the future, Horning and the management team continue to brainstorm on how to improve the service. “I wish we could support more hours for Java Junction,” Horning said. “The problem we’ve not been able to solve in 14 years is how to get more students to go to Java Junction on Friday and Saturday nights… I’d love to have more hours if we could justify it.”
Sustainability potlucks lead to conversation CECILIA GARCIA
Goshen College may be known for many things, but one thing that needs more attention from students are the Sustainability Potlucks. About three years ago, a film featuring Elkhart County’s food system was shown on campus and the faculty organized a potluck for that event. Eventually, those involved in this initial event realized a potluck would be a great way for students to connect, talk, and learn about sustainability, food systems, and issues concerning the community and agriculture. Every year the group of people involved in the sustainability potlucks keeps growing. One person who has been there since the very beginning is Jon Zirkle, sustainable food systems educator and farm manager at Merry Lea. Zirkle has a strong background knowledge of sustainability and food systems, and he is very aware that many students may still not be completely sure what sustainability is, which is why he encourages people to have valuable discussions about it. “I am aware that even at these potlucks… there are a number of students who aren’t really sure what we mean by sustainability,” he said. “The term is used a lot but it’s not defined well and I don’t think there is a clear definition
out there… but having a working definition is pretty profound.” The name says it all, “Sustainability Potlucks,” but Zirkle believes students and younger generations can find even more ways to learn about sustainability and make an impact. “We need to be part of the equation when we talk about sustainability,” he said. “I think being civically engaged even at the local level is important… but decisions are being made all the time. It’s more empowering [to act] than [to just see] things happening to your community and reacting all the time.” The sustainability potlucks are a starting point to having valuable discussions about sustainability, but Zirkle sees an even bigger potential in students and hopes they use this initiative for encouragement. “I think students may not realize how much power they have,” he said. “Civil leaders listen… I think sometimes when young people come to meetings, voice their opinions, protest, or write letters it speaks volumes to some [people].” Zirkle is unsure what the future holds for the sustainability potlucks, but so far he has witnessed new friendships being formed. He thinks it is mostly up to the students to decide what’s next. “I hope to see [the potlucks] become a regular way to connect,” he said. “I think that students are really meeting
Potlucks supply students, faculty and staff, and community members time to fellowship and discuss sustainability.
outside of the potlucks… a lot of them have become friends in new ways, some of them are in the same classes together, or through the potlucks they’ve realized they share similar values.” He strongly encourages other students to give the sustainability potlucks a try because they can learn from other people their same age. “I think it’s refreshing that it’s not a class and [that] it’s not required. [You get] a meal and you might learn some cooking ideas. Learning… from a fellow student your age might be a [bigger] wow moment than learning it somewhere else,” Zirkle said.
The GC sustainability potlucks are a great initiative to building a more conscious and informed community. Zirkle is very passionate about making a positive impact, even if it is just at the local level. He hopes others realize how important it is to help and invest in the local community. “The way we shop [and] the things we buy have more of an impact than people realize… shopping at local businesses buying food directly [from them] is something I am passionate about, [it] keeps dollars circulating in the community,” he said. “The power of our dollars really start to
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shape our community if you think intentionally where we spend our money.” Many GC students are working to make a difference in one way or another and he wants them not to forget about one thing: “I think it’s really important for people of all ages to learn the balance between caring for yourself and caring for others. We can be really black and white about that.. And that really feeds into sustainability… Giving yourself the space to really think about both aspects of being alive is important.”
Students attend restorative justice conference EMILY KAUFFMAN
GC celebrates lowest energy consumption in 25 years MEGAN BOWER
Thirteen students from Goshen College braved the snowy roads and traveled to Conrad Grebel University College in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada for the Intercollegiate Peace Fellowship (ICPF) conference. The three day (Feb. 9-11) conference explored the meaning, history and practice of restorative justice. Among those who went from Goshen College was first-year Emma Nouri. “I attended this conference because as a peace justice and conflict studies major, I felt that it would be a great experience of learning and interaction about restorative justice, which is an aspect of peace and conflict studies that I have been very curious about,” Nouri said. “I wanted to be able to hear from a variety of speakers who all took a new and different approach to the concept of restorative justice.” Ninety students and faculty from Eastern Mennonite University, Hesston College, Bethel College, Bluffton University, Canadian Mennonite University, University of Windsor, Mount Royal University, University of Western, University of Guelph and the University of Waterloo gathered together to hear from speakers representing the Community Justice Initiative in Waterloo, Mennonite Central Committee, the Peace and Conflict studies program at Conrad Grebel and the Waterloo Indigenous Student Center. In one of the sessions on Friday, the Stride Program Coordinator at Community Justice Initiatives (CJI) Kate Crozier, shared about the program that helps women in prison build informal networks of support that assist them as they reintegrate back to the community. Crozier, introduced Jessie, an inmate, who has recently been connected with a support circle. Christi Sessa, a junior connected with Jessie afterwards.
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Ethan Lapp looks at the art exhibit showcasing Conrad Grebel University College peace and conflict studies senior research projects.
As 2017 came to a close, Goshen College celebrated its lowest year of electrical consumption since 1991 — despite building space increasing by 60 percent — seeing a 23 percent reduction from 20 years ago and a 35 percent reduction from 10 years ago. Reducing the energy consumption is an important goal at GC. Glenn Gilbert, director of facilities at the college, explained how since 2005, when energy prices spiked following Hurricane Katrina, the college had been using an energy management system and had been more aggressive with scheduling. “If you go into a room and it’s not scheduled to be heated or cooled, its not going to be heated or cooled,” Gilbert said. “If it’s only being used a third of the time, I’m only heating it a third of the time.” Every building on campus also has its own mechanical system, which is controlled by the
“Briefly after his talk, I found out that he is a transgender man and also has a twin who is tall and blond like my twin,” Sessa said. “We bonded over being twins and also being trans.” The two then talked about being Jessie being a trans man in a women’s prison as well as the importance of advocating for trans rights and current issues with trans people in the United States and Canada. Along with listening to a range of speakers who shared about their work in restorative justice, participants experienced the Circle. The Circle, being a way to hold conversation so that everyone’s voice is heard. The purpose and practice of Circle has strong ties to restorative justice as it helps create a safe space for people to gain understanding of one another. “The circle process workshop we participated in gave insight about how we could incorporate more holistic methods of not only creating mentally stimulating environments, but also creating spaces where students and faculty can come just as they are and listen fully to each other and understand each other,” said senior Chelsea Risser. Risser believes there aren’t
many spaces on campus where students and staff can just be who they are without expectations of pushing to be better and learn more. “Humans need those kinds of spaces, which we naturally find with friends, but we could increase our sense of community by creating spaces where we can understand and connect deeply with people we don’t know as well,” she said. The conference also marked the 40th anniversary of Peace and Conflict Students (PACS) at Conrad Grebel University College. The conference was planned by students for students. “The planning committee really wanted to open dialogue surrounding the complexity restorative justice and how it works not only as programs, but also as philosophies that individuals can live by,” said Erin Huston, a fifthyear student at Conrad Grebel University College who served on the planning committee. For first-year Talia Miller, the conference did just that. “One thing I left the conference with that I didn’t arrive with was just an overall better understanding of what restorative justice really is and what it looks like in action,” she said.
“Overall, I don’t think that the fit was right for the coaches, players and school,” said Arella. “The style that [Gloden] coached didn’t seem to fit with the players’ style and there were many clashes of personality and judgement.” Newbold also stated the administration is looking to launch a search for a new head coach. Currently, Drew Nussbaum, the assistant coach of the women’s soccer team, is acting as the interim head coach. There will be a search committee for a new coach consisting of representatives from the faculty, the athletic department and student athletes. Stephanie Miller, associate athletic director, will head the committee. Newbold hopes that the head coach position will be filled by the
end of the academic year and is sure there will be someone named by the beginning of the next academic year. Megan Bower, one of the team captains, said that the best thing for everyone on the team is to take a step back and take a deep breath. She thinks that spring break will help the team do that and is looking forward for a fresh start for the team next year. “Everyone feels differently, but the one thing we have in common is that we’re…just ready to have a new start,” said Katie Baer, a first-year goalie for the team. “We’re excited to play soccer again. We’re excited go out next season and give everything we have on the field.”
justice and throw them at people who have little understanding of what you speak, I urge you to look within yourself.” Pagar led the audience in 30 seconds of silence and urged them to continue to do so. “We cannot be peacemakers if we are not at peace,” she said. Following Pagar was Panta, who won second place and a cash prize of $250. Panta presented on the
topic of colorism — the idea those with darker skin face more discrimination than those with lighter skin. Panta, originally from Nepal, used examples from her life to show the negative impacts of colorism. “It’s a cultural obsession that is becoming dangerous,” she said. Panta challenged the audience to love their skin — no matter how light or dark they may be. “Let’s recreate that image of
beauty so that no one will ever have the need to hide… Nobody deserves to be a foreigner in their own culture due to their skin…. Maybe it’s time for society to understand that it’s OK to be dark and lovely!” This year’s contest was the first to be live-streamed, which was exciting for many as four of the five contestants are international students. The contestants were judged
by Adrienne Nesbitt, a 2008 Goshen College graduate with degrees in music and theater, and event coordinator of Eyedart Creative Studio in downtown Goshen, Allan Rudy-Froese, associate professor of Christian proclamation at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, and Regina Shands Stoltzfus, associate professor of the peace, justice and conflict studies, Bible, religion and philosophy department.
From SOCCER, page 1
From CONTEST, page 1 “collateral damage.” Azzuni concluded her speech by asking the audience to use their hands to volunteer, their words to advocate, their hearts to love. After Azzuni came Pagar who discussed the importance of meditation in her life. “Through meditation, I’ve come to the realization that we need to work on ourselves,” Pagar said. “Before you arm yourself with the diction and jargon of
energy management system. “We’re always looking at ways to relax a building and not use the mechanical system any harder than it needs to be,” Gilbert said. In terms of what was significant in bringing the electrical consumption down this year, Gilbert was unsure at first. The thing that stood out to him the most was lighting conversions and the use of LEDs. It helps that the decisionmakers at GC value the longterm benefits from projects and initiatives. “The college has always been willing to invest in conservation,” Gilbert said. “I’ve always appreciated that support from the administration.” Gilbert and the rest of the staff at Goshen have daily conversations about how they can make the campus more efficient. But right now, they’re also recognizing the success of 2017. “It’s nice to celebrate,” he said. “I think it’s important that we acknowledge when we do succeed. We have a commitment to sustainability, it’s part of our ethos, which is what we try to communicate and try to teach.”
Left to right: Katie Yoder, Sara Azzuni, and Deeksha Pagar
Photos by Chelsea Risser
Heath-Granger, O’Neal shine at Taylor CHANDLER INGLE
UPLAND, Ind. - Devin Heath-Granger, a senior, added to his long list of accomplishments this past Saturday for the Goshen College men’s basketball team while Carley O’Neal, a senior, tallied a game-high 16 points for the GC women. Each accomplishment came from the hands of defeat to Taylor University as the men dropped a 96-94 heartbreaker while the women fell 78-47 in TU’s Odle Arena. Just a week after reaching the 1,000-point club and setting the GC career assist record, Heath-Granger dished out his 182nd assist of the 20172018 campaign, giving the Indianapolis native the most in a single season. The veteran point guard’s team-high seventh assist came with 2:14 remaining in the game to surpass the record set by Kenny Edwards in 1981. Heath-Granger also touted 21 points and three steals on the day, making him the third such
Senior Carley O'Neal scored a team-high 16 points in Goshen's loss to Taylor.
player in school history with 200 takeaways while placing himself at a tie for fourth-most in a single season with two games remaining. Heath-Granger needs four swipes to secure a spot for second-most in a season. His 21 points fell just shy of Christian Grider, a senior, and his game-high 24, three of
which came with 4.9 seconds remaining to tie the contest at 94. Seemingly heading for overtime, Taylor’s Mason Degenkolb had other thoughts as he raced down the court to nail a three-pointer in the face of three Goshen (1118, 4-13 Crossroads League) defenders with just one second remaining to secure a TU (16-12,
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7-9 CL) victory. The GC women, too, left Upland in defeat despite O’Neal’s second consecutive double-digit performance. The senior from Russiaville, Indiana finished a perfect 4-for-4 from beyond the arc to pliment her 6-for-13 (46 percent) showing from the field. O’Neal was the
only Leaf in double-digits as the next-closest scoring highs came from Ohio natives Mariah Roe, a first-year, and Alyson Prigge, a sophomore, with eight and seven respectively. The three accounted for nearly 66 percent of the Leafs’ scoring output on the evening. The Goshen (1-27, 0-16 CL) women were outpaced in every statistical category by TU (19-9, 12-4 CL) other than blocks and steals, garnering contributions in those categories from multiple players. Keyaira Murff, a firstyear, led the Leafs on the glass with seven caroms, while Roe paced GC with three of the team’s six total assists. The men fell 95-72 in their trip to Spring Arbor on Tuesday, giving them one game remaining on Saturday. The women will venture to face SAU on Wednesday before they join the men at home on Saturday against Marian University. Tip-off for the double-header is slated to begin with the women at 1 p.m., directly followed by the men at 3 p.m.
Former Notre Dame and NFL Upcoming player speaks at Goshen FCA Schedule
Thursday, Feb. 15 7 p.m.
Former local football standout Braxston Cave shared his faith and athletic journeys to Goshen College student-athletes, coaches and community members this past Sunday as part of an event hosted by the GC Fellowship of Christian Athletes campus ministry. “I encourage you all to never stand on the sidelines in your faith,” said Cave. “Strive to lead by example in the ways you treat others and how you compete on and off the field of play.” Cave began his football career at Penn High School in Mishawaka, Indiana, where he was a Scout.com second-team All-American and a finalist for Indiana’s “Mr. Football” award. Upon graduating in 2007 from Penn, Cave chose to continue
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Braxston Cave shared his testimony of adversity and success.
his education and playing days at the University of Notre Dame, where he was named a third-team Associated Press All-American in his senior year. Cave then served a brief stint in the NFL for four years with the Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, New England Patriots and Washington Redskins before hanging up his cleats to become
the Assistant General Manager at Lippert Components in Goshen. “My biggest takeaway from the event was Braxston’s advice to continuously build relationships with others,” said Quinlan Armstrong, a sophomore baseball player and campus ministry leader. “This not only strengthens your own faith but also the faith of others.”
Men’s and Women’s Track and Field compete at CL Indoor Championship WILLIAM TROYER
MARION, Ind. - The Goshen College men’s track and field team placed 10th and the women placed ninth as both teams competed in the Crossroads League Indoor Championship over a two-day span this past Friday and Saturday at Troyer’s Fieldhouse on the campus of Indiana Wesleyan. Leading the Maple Leafs efforts for the men was distance runner Vincent Kibunja, a sophomore, as he placed fifth in the 1,000-meter run with a time of 2:37.23, shaving nearly 12
Men’s Basketball Reserves vs. Siena Heights University
seconds from his previous best. Ollie Smith, a sophomore, added points to the Maple Leafs’ overall score in the 600-meter run, taking eighth place with a time of 1:25.12. Four Leafs set personal bests on the track Friday as Irving Suarez, a first-year, placed 18th in the 800-meter race with a time of 2:15.02. Suarez capped off his day with another personal best in the 600-meter run with a time of 1:34.84, which was good enough for him to place 22nd. The other three personal bests were set in the 3,000-meter race. Salvador Escamilla, a first-year, placed 13th, with a time of 9:28.22. Max Burkholder, a sophomore, and
Brandon Roe, a first-year, each took 10 seconds off of their PRs. Jacob Gerber, a first-year thrower, also set two personal marks in the shot put and the weight throw. Gerber added nearly six feet in the weight throw, finishing 11th with a heave of 4211½. In the shot put, he finished 15th with a throw of 40-3½. As for the women, Suzette Rodriguez, a first-year, and Mara Beck, a junior, tallied Goshen’s lone team points. Rodriguez took fourth place in the weight throw with a personal best throw of 468¼. Beck added an eighth-place finish in the 600-meters with a time of 1:47.27. Four more Maple Leafs set
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Men’s and Women’s Goshen College Race Walk II Men’s Volleyball @ Trinity Christian College (also at 2 p.m.) Baseball @ Grand Park Complex vs. Concordia University (also at 3 p.m.) Women’s Basketball vs. Marian University Softball @ William Woods University (also at 4 p.m.) Men’s Basketball vs. Marian University
Sunday, Feb. 18 12 p.m.
1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20 1 p.m. PR’s over the weekend as Natalie Omtvedt, a first-year, and Alyssa Arella, a sophomore, finished 17th and 23rd respectively in the 60-meter dash and 14th and 23rd in the 200. In the 3,000-meter dash, Jenae Stutzman and Siana Emery, both sophomores, set their own personal bests. Emery finished with a time of 12:17.65 and placed 18th, and Stutzman finished 19th with a time of 12:24.56. The weekend marks the end of indoor competition for both
Baseball @ Grand Park Complex vs. Concordia University (also at 2 p.m.) Softball @ William Woods University (also at 3 p.m.) Baseball @ Trinity Christian College (also at 3 p.m.) men and women. The GC race walk team will wrap up their season as they host the Goshen College Race Walk this coming Saturday. The race is set to begin at 11 a.m. in the Roman Gingerich Rec-Fitness Center. Both men and women will open their outdoor campaigns beginning on Saturday, March 24th as they travel to IWU once again to compete in the IWU Polar Bear Invitational. Start time for the event is still to be determined.
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FEBRUARY 15, 2018
Why I’m not happy about missing SST SIANA EMERY
Right now, I should be preparing for a summer in Senegal: filling out forms requiring me to boil down my interests to three adjectives and learning about batik and thieboudienne (Senegalese textiles and food, respectively). Instead, I’m watching my peers do these things, while I sit in French 102, learning a language for a trip I won’t be participating in. SST was one of the main reasons I chose Goshen College. I’d eagerly anticipated studying abroad since middle school and Goshen’s program offered something unique. Yet here I am, watching friends come and go on the experience of a lifetime — that cornerstone of the Goshen curriculum, while I reluctantly take on-campus alternatives. The issue lies in the relative inaccessibility of a program that’s all-but-required. As amazing as SST is, the college makes it difficult for many students to participate and resources are not focused on high-quality alternatives. When I signed up for Senegal, I figured the summer would be a perfect time to go; I wouldn’t miss a sports season or any classes. Everything was set, until I discovered fall of my first- year how much summer SST costs. This hadn’t been communicated to me prior to registration. Summer SST counts as an extra semester of study. This means that if regular scholarships
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Siana Emery voices concern about the affordability on Goshen’s study service term.
and grants are used, those funds won’t be available second semester senior year, as students can only receive most aid for eight semesters.
I started looking for other options, but kept running into roadblocks. I couldn’t graduate a semester early because of certain required classes not being offered
I was targeted as someone who didn’t care about women because I didn’t “show” that I cared. As a part of my film major, I had the opportunity to go to Los Angeles last semester. I happened to be there at a time when news channels were bombarded with stories of sexual assault cases in Hollywood. Seeing how the women in the industry dealt with this issue encouraged me to revisit the definition of feminism. I attended the Women in Entertainment Summit, which was a day long event that hosted various female filmmakers. The event was not aimed at talking through problems that women face in the industry, but instead it aimed at acknowledging and celebrating women’s accomplishments across the film industry. A common point among all the speakers was that feminism today tends to focus on problems rather than solutions. Greta Gerwig and Patty Jenkins, the directors of “Lady Bird” and “Wonder Woman” respectively, said that their form of tackling the problem was showing female empowerment through their films rather than simply talking about it. They stated that their success came from their desire to use their strength and talent to tell stories of love in the midst of hate. It’s an idea women in the industry want to share as they continue working towards
women’s empowerment. They said that the first step is loving and working with, and not against, our male coworkers. Most of the successful female filmmakers that I met echoed actress Emma Watson’s famous statement, stating that people have made “fighting for women’s rights” a synonym for “man hating.” Equality is not about pushing one side down for the other one to rise — it’s about having conversations to find that sweet spot between being criticizing and celebrating. Almost all of the women at the summit said that their success in the film industry was as much a result of the support of their male colleagues as the female ones. I personally have received a lot of encouragement from both the males and females in my life, whether it’s been my teachers, my friends or my parents. I learned last semester from G.D. Anderson, a well known author, that feminism is not about making women strong, because women are already strong. Feminism is about changing the world’s perspective on what it means to be strong. Feminism, for me, is about recognizing that strength can lie in the words and deeds of those who aren’t the loudest. My strongest moments in life have been when I acted as my true self. I try to support empowerment through
until senior year - not to mention missing a season of track. I couldn’t go during the school year and make up classes in an extra semester - that still leaves me at nine semesters. No matter how I tried to rework it (and believe me, I looked at everything), SST just wasn’t going to happen. When I crunched the numbers one last time and then officially dropped Senegal SST this fall, I was devastated. The entire framework of my college plan had shifted. Oftentimes, people who choose SST Alternative aren’t choosing it because they want to, but because they have to. I don’t think I’m alone in saying that if we could go, we would. I was incredibly disappointed to drop SST and I still am. That being said, new opportunities have arisen for me, such as Literature in London this May. However, I still feel like I’m missing out on what makes Goshen special. How am I supposed to be a global citizen without the opportunity to live and work in a developing nation? So here’s the deal. Two things need to happen: SST must become more accessible and resources need to be directed towards raising the standards for alternative courses. Regarding accessibility, it’s no secret that summer is the most convenient time to go. I expect this to cost extra as it is an extension of the school year. However, students are expected to pay significantly more than they do for a regular semester (in my case, it would’ve been more
than double). And in addition to costing more, summer SST means 12 weeks during which a student can’t work. A solution is to make alternative funding opportunities available by doing the following: provide students with resources to apply for outside scholarships; communicate more effectively the upfront and hidden costs of SST; work out potential alternatives from the start. As far as on campus alternatives go, aside from May term trips, they generally aren’t very exciting or challenging. Perhaps this is ideal for some, but personally, if I’m not going to get the opportunity to push my boundaries abroad I want to do it here. Goshen is full of cultural diversity; why not create an SST alternative course that connects students directly with community members? Our campus is home to an array of different ethnic backgrounds; why can’t we work with groups like ISC to provide a more enriching cultural experience? We have the resources — let’s use them. My point in all this is that for something so integral to the Goshen experience, it’s incredibly difficult for many students to participate. SST is an absolutely remarkable opportunity and I feel that every student should have a chance to experience what it brings, whether that be more intercultural offerings on-campus or by finding ways to make offcampus programs more accessible.
the characters I create in my film projects instead of my spoken word. I learned that I don’t have to shout, I just have to share a voice, one that’s my own, one that can show the world why I have the right to move forward
regardless of where I came from or my identity as a woman. Most importantly, LA taught me to be a listener because no solution can ever be found in a conversation where people just talk and nobody listens.
My own brand of feminism TABITHA IMMANUEL
Growing up in Delhi, India, a place that has come to be known as the rape capital of the world, issues involving women’s safety and equality have always been a huge part of my life. I have always been a feminist. Even in high school, I was involved in various clubs and organizations that supported women’s health, safety and empowerment. Yet, if you were to ask Goshen College students about my involvement and participation in feminist issues on campus, they wouldn’t have much to say. When I first came to Goshen College, I was very excited to see students taking action towards equality. Soon, though, that excitement disappeared because I saw that action come in the form of aggression. For me, feminism at Goshen was exclusive to the most vocal, and centered around calling out those that pull you down instead of celebrating the ones that make a positive difference. There were times when I couldn’t have conversations about women’s equality with my male classmates because they were tired of being called sexist for things they unintentionally said in previous conversations. Even as a woman, there were instances when
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Tabitha Immanuel reflects on how her ideas and role as a feminist has changed.
Funni es Don’t call me “McKay-Epp, Carter”
CARTER MCKAY-EPP Perspectives Co-Editor
It was your average Monday at The Rott. I was sitting with Rudin Mucaj, with whom I was having an intense discussion concerning the consistency of The Rott noodles when another friend sat down and asked who was sitting in the seat to the left of Rudi. To this inquiry, Rudi replied: Zehr, Taylor (last name, first name). It had begun. Rudi had been working at the Good Library for years and it was finally beginning to take over his persona. Rudin Mucaj was slowly becoming Mucaj, Rudin. His years of filing books under student names had left him unable to comprehend the structure of names outside of the library environment. I’ve always been afraid of this: of my hobby or profession invading and becoming who I am. As somebody who works in computer science, I am often tempted to hiss at sunlight coming in through my windows in the morning, or feeling like I am obligated to say System.out.print
before saying anything out loud. For those whose computer science knowledge stops at Microsoft Paint, the Java programming language has you type System.out.print (“hello”) to print hello. So occasionally, after a few hours of coding, I’ve been concerned that I might run over to Java Junction after finishing a program and order “System dot out dot print: a Java Junk.” Seriously, it can be a real problem. Just last week I was working out with a friend who is an exercise science major, and they actually commented on the degree at which I was bending my knees for a particular exercise. And I’m not talking 90 degrees or something that makes a lick of sense - they recommended that I angle my knees at slightly above 90 degrees. I have a hard time setting my TV volume to anything that doesn’t include a five or a zero at the end, and this guy expects me to slap a protractor to my knees mid workout? All I’m saying is that when we finish our work, we leave it at home. It’s for the best. We shouldn’t be expected to handle the ins and outs of our majors or
jobs all the time. For example, the other day, a friend of mine who’s an art major asked me what kind of coffee I prefer. Like, leave the work at home, buddy. You’ll have plenty of time in your future job at Starbucks to ask that question. So the next time your friend in journalism whips out their notepad when you’re talking smack about your roommate, slap it out of their hands and remind them to take it down a notch. The next time your volleyball-playing friend spikes your perfectly aimed crumpledpaper ball you shot at the waist bin, remind them that there is a place, and there is a time. Sometimes I watch Mucaj, Rudin. I hope that one day, he’ll stop charging me late fees on the books I borrow from his personal collections. I hope that he’ll cut it out with reminding me that the library is 10 minutes from closing while we’re munching down on some Taco Bell back in the apartments. I hope that one day, he’ll go back to being just Rudi. But if not, let him be a martyr—the last of his kind. We all have our passions, but let’s learn to sometimes leave them behind.
Out-of-Context Professor Quotes Jesus is kind of a sexy guy. —Matthew Hill
We all have a bunch of 4 letter F words we have to learn this semester. It’s gonna be great! —Jody Saylor
Whoop, there it is. —Scott Hochstetler
Cheez-its...are cool. —Joe Liechty
My memes will be so old. —Ryan Sensenig
It’s not fair, journalism just can’t compare to sex. —Marshall King
This should be a name of a song: a cow with no name. —Ryan Sensenig
That kid who... HANNAH HOSTETTER KATIE YODER Funnies Co-Editors email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
We’re excited to celebrate shared feelings about that one kid who does that one thing. And admit it: it’s funny because there’s a little bit of “that kid” in all of us.
FEBRUARY 15, 2018
Choirs liven winter choral concert with movement EMILY BENNETT Contributing Writer
Goshen’s three choirs — Men’s Chorus, Chamber Choir and Women’s World Music Choir — joined together for the Goshen College Winter Choral Concert last Saturday night, Feb. 7. The result was a lively performance complete with exultant celebrations and lustrous harmonies. People packed into the Sauder Music Hall, ready to be amazed. A hush fell over the crowd as the Men’s Chorus took the stage. They opened up the concert singing praises in the song “Zion’s Walls.” The song built as they clapped their hands and stomped their feet in unison to the beat of the music. Hearing their upbeat song, it was hard for listeners not to tap their feet. Another audience favorite was “Pacem,” a classic piece arranged by Goshen local, Lee Dengler. Following Men’s Chorus, a small ensemble featuring soprano and alto voices sang a traditional Macedonian folk song called “Sto Mi E Milo.” They gathered in a semicircle at front of the stage and sang, their voices shimmering with the melodies of the song. The group was conducted by Emily Hilton-Nickel, a sophomore. Next, Chamber Choir took the
stage. Their first song,“Spaseniye Sodelal, Op. 5, No. 2,” was calm and serene. Following that song was the hymn, “Bogoroditse Djevo.” The singers’ voices melded together in perfect harmonies. “It’s so satisfying to sing that with everybody and hear all the different harmonies together,” singer Ari Leatherman, a sophomore, said. “I really like sharing music that I’ve worked on with other people.” The last group to perform was the Goshen Women’s World Music Choir. They began with “Ajde Jano,” a Serbian song arranged by Debra Detwiler, the director of the Women’s Choir. The audience was delighted as dancers took the stage hand in hand to perform a traditional Serbian line dance, for which the song is named. Drums kept the beat as they stepped lightly with clasped hands. Another notable song that the group sang was “Pah Rahng Seh,” an arrangement of a traditional Korean folk song. This arrangement was composed by a member of the Women’s Choir, Yejin Kim, a sophomore. The folk song was written during the Japanese occupation of Korea, a plea for Japan to spare their country. The song is especially personal to Kim as her grandfather was a freedom fighter during the occupation. Following a melodic rendition
Women’s World Music Choir claps during performance during performance.
of a classical piece sung in Latin, the last song of the night was “Hlohonolofatsa,” a South African greeting song. Kim and junior Irina Gladun began the piece with a call-and-response solo. The song became a celebration as the whole choir joined in and stepped down from
risers to stand together downstage. The choir followed choreography and clapped their hands to the beat. “It’s super upbeat,” said Haley Willis, a first-year. “Everyone gets very involved, we’re all just having a great time.” For those who missed this
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performance, the next time the GC Choirs take the stage will be at the 58th Annual ConcertoAria Concert this Saturday, Feb. 17 at 7:30 p.m. The concert will feature six student winners of the Concerto-Aria contest, alongside the GC orchestra.
Live with purpose. Love with purpose. Serve with purpose.
Mennonite Voluntary Service Goshen College alum, Mikhail Fernandes, spent a year in Madison, Wisconsin, with MVS volunteering at the Madison Audubon Society.
Yejin Kim performs a solo.
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Men’s Choir takes the stage during the Winter Choral Concert.
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