Georgetown College’s Student–Run Newspaper
February 14, 2018
Volume CXXXVIII Issue 4
Campus plans for Black History Month By BAILEE BOGGESS A&E Editor As the month of February continues, so does Black History Month. Georgetown is hosting several events throughout the month to celebrate African–American heritage and culture. The Caf will be hosting a Soul Food themed meal for various lunch and dinner periods over the course of February, breaking out of the traditional food they serve normally. The first night took place on Feb. 6 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. In the middle line, shrimp and grits were served. Other areas of the Caf had BBQ ribs, fried chicken and other soul food favorites. There are two more Soul Food days planned for Feb. 20 (dinner) and Feb. 27 (lunch). On Feb. 8, Frank X. Walker, the former Kentucky Poet Laureate, hosted a reading of his poetry in honor of Black History Month. Students were able to hear some of his poems and got the opportunity to ask questions at the end. Michala Haag, a sopho-
more, attended the reading and “felt moved by the emotion in his reading, especially during the poems about his family.” Walker is also an author, editor and professor. Also on Feb. 8, a Lunch & Learn was hosted in the Cooke Ballroom at 11 a.m. Dr. Brian Bantum, an Associate Professor of Theology at Seattle Pacific University, spoke on the issues of sexuality, gender and race. Bantum attended the Divinity School at Duke University where he received his Ph.D. in theology. He has several published works that mainly focus on African– American/mixed races and how they interact with Christianity in today’s society. Like the poetry reading, students were able to interact in a Q&A session. Dr. Bantum also delivered a lecture that afternoon at 3 p.m. in the Ward Room, located in the Library. It was titled “Holy Difference in a Divided World.” The lecture was part of the annual George Redding Lecture series given at Georgetown. Another poetry reading
will happen on Thursday, Feb. 15 in the Student Lounge at 7:00 p.m. At this event, there will also be an African-American read in. Students will be able to bring forward their own works that they wish to be heard or bring already published pieces to read out loud. There have been several of these events hosted in the past. The second Lunch & Learn will be hosted on Feb. 20, in the Ward Room at 11 a.m. The speaker will be Debraun Thomas, the founder of Take Back Cheapside. Their website details their mission as “a coalition of citizens from Lexington, Ky. committed to uniting our city’s official history with the memories of all its people.” The organization has been active in the city of Lexington to remove the Confederate statues located in Cheapside Park. Thomas will be detailing his journey of activism in the Kentucky area and sharing his visions for the future. One of the final events for Black History month will be a Chapel service held at 11 a.m. in the John Hill Chapel. Dr. Eric Johnson, Sr. Pastor of the
Left to right: Freshmen Rob Bird, Demetrius Harrison and Cooper Adkins enjoy shrimp and grits on Tuesday’s Soul Food Night. Galilee Baptist Church in Louisville, Ky., will be leading the service. Dr. Johnson has been involved in several different religious organizations including the Central District Baptist Association, the Louisville City-Wide Revival and the National Baptist Convention. He also helped to establish a partnership at Georgetown College for inner city students (Greater Galilee). The newly–rejuvenated Gospel Choir will also per-
form at 7 p.m. in the Chapel. Recently resurrected by a group of freshmen women, the Gospel Choir is a completely student–led group. Jerryn Jones, a sophomore member of the Ambassadors for Diversity program, encourages students to take advantage of the events this month. She said, “I think it is wonderful that the school has taken more initiative when it comes to the activities and events...
Mock Trial team enters first competition page 2
Winter Olympics 2018 Update page 5
Music minor scheduled to return to Georgetown page 6
Candy Hearts: Sidewalk Chalk or Having Heart? page 10
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Frank X Walker visits for Black History Month By KAITLYN BUTLER Staff Writer Frank X Walker, the first African— American Poet Laureate in Kentucky, made a visit to Georgetown College last Wednesday to share some of his work. He was the second born of 11 children in Danville, Kentucky, and was originally known as Frank Walker. Walker later adopted the middle initial “X” during his time as an undergraduate student through his peers, who liked to consider him similar to Malcom X. The X does not stand for a name, but as a symbol of the unknown. Walker’s work is focused primarily on historical non—fiction poems and personal works. He has nine published collections of poetry, as well as four honorary PhDs from both Transylvania University and University of Kentucky. Walker spends most of his time as an English professor at the University of Kentucky, where he is considered the most creative teacher of the south. Walker discovered,
during a night of writing, that his own home state seemed not to accept him as he was. When looking in the dictionary at the word, “Appalachia,” he read the definition as “Appalachian with a white residence of the master’s region of Appalachia.” Walker was stunned by the blatant show of generalization and the lack of inclusion of African American residents in the Appalachian area. Walker had felt a need for a sort of rebirth of the area. He decided, not only for himself, but for all the other African Americans and other minorities who lived in the Appalachian area, to invent a word to give voice to the non—white individuals who resided in Appalachia. This word Walker invented he entitled, “Affrilachia.” Affrilachia is defined as “An African American who is from the Appalachian region of the United States.” Now that Affrilachia has had its time to shine and African Americans from that region can feel a sense of inclusion, Walker had provided a whole new world to poets of
color. When asked about the difficulties of being an African American poet, he said the problem lies, not with being an African American, but a lack of knowledge of African American poets. He then asked the audience to raise their hand if they knew any of the other African American poets, and as expected, no hands were raised. Walker then went on to talk about his process of writing, and said he tries to contribute to his work on a daily basis, whether it’s writing new material or editing other works. He wakes up automatically at 3:30 a.m. everyday and begins to write, considering that time to be the quietest hour of the day. Something that Walker mentioned that spoke volumes to the audience is the fact that, while he loves writing poetry and being a published poet, it is not a career that makes you a breadwinner. Walker himself said, “I am proud to be a poet, but teaching is what pays the rent.”
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Mock Trial Team enters first competition
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By LAURA CALLIHAN
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News Editor On the weekend of Feb. 9—Feb. 11, the Georgetown College Mock Trial team competed in a competition in the Jefferson County Courthouse in downtown Louisville, KY. This team, which was founded in 2016, worked hard to prepare for the competition weekend. After an entire semester of preparation in the fall semseter, the mock trial team travelled to Louisville for a weekend of bonding, competition and fun. Georgetown College brought two teams to the competition, both of which contain three attorneys and three witnesses. Both Mock Trial teams worked on a case in which the defendant was accused of attempted murder. The
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The Mock Trial team poses together after a successful weekend. objective was to either acquit or convict the accused of the murder, depending on which side the team was assigned to. Though the team did not place this year at the competition, they did extremely well for a new team. Since
this is only the second year that the team has been in existence, and the first competition in which the team has competed, members are excited to have been able to simply perform well while at the competition. One member of the team, Maranda Finney, commented that “I think we speak on behalf on all of us when I say that we had an amazing experience competing in our first Mock Trial competition ever. It was my first real taste of what working as a trial lawyer will be like. We are a relatively young team, so we are all excited to start back in the fall. I urge anyone else interested in pursuing a career in law or acting, or any political science major to apply. And even if you are not interested in any of those fields, you may still join!”
News SGA hosts first general assembly of the year Issue 4
By HAILEY BOWMAN Staff Writer
The first SGA General Assembly meeting of the year was on Feb. 8th President Remington Williamsopened the meeting and started the reports off. He discussed the continued efforts with improving the resident halls. Remington has taken the initiative to talk with various people in the halls to see what can be changed. Eddie Lam, the VP of Campus Community Affairs, then told how the Cafeteria Committee meeting, held on Feb. 1, went. One change the committee made was the change in arrangement of foam cups around the coffee machines. This was done to prevent any congestion. Lam also mentioned how ideas are being made with chang-
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ing the name of the committee. Just as a reminder, the Cafeteria Committee is welcomed to anyone who is interested in helping the Caf. VP of Academic Affairs, Mikayla Dennison, talked about the continued improvement towards getting ASL (American Sign Language) at Georgetown. They have decided to first try and get ASL activities brought to campus to get a general idea of the interest for it. These activities could be used to help people learn small signs to get them started. Dennison is in the process of finding someone to come in to teach the activities. Haleigh Bevins, Public Relations, discussed the continued idea of a lounge area near the volleyball court. The lounge area would allow the student body to do various relaxing activ-
Black History Month from p. 1 ...held during Black History Month. It shows that there are people involved on Georgetown’s campus who want to make this month more meaningful on campus than it previously has been. I have enjoyed several of the events so far and hope that this develops into an annual tradition.” Tiera Mason, the Coordinator for Diversity and Inclusion at Georgetown, hopes that the events planned for the month will help not only students but faculty and staff learn something new. The department has planned a wide variety of events to show Georgetown’s campus many of the different aspects of black culture and black history. Mason is looking forward to seeing the events come to fruition. She said, “At a time where about one—fifth of our student population is students of color, mostly comprised of black
students, I hope that our campus community comes together to support and celebrate their culture. “Our school has a long and rich history and everyday we are taking new steps to be more inclusive. In order to do that, we have to keep learning, in and out of the classroom, and most importantly, we have to learn about each other. In order to create a sense of belonging for every student, everyone has to step out of their comfort zone at some point and take an opportunity to try to understand a viewpoint that is different from their own. “It takes each and every one of us to make the Georgetown family one where everyone of identity feels at home.” Make sure to look out for all of the Black History Month events that are upcoming on campus!
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ities outside. For example, this could allow the campus to sit with Milo or hang with their buddies in Eno’s. Bevins also talked about the actions that have been taken to improve the lighting around campus. Abigail Wheeler, the Event Planner, mentioned that she is working on getting another blood drive for the spring. Alex Shearer, Parliamentarian, called role for the Senators and then for the various organizations among campus. If you have any recommendations or questions regarding the resident halls, Cafeteria Committee, ASL, lounge area, lighting or the blood drive, please contact the SGA counsel. After the reports were given, Holly James, who is the Director of the Graves Center for Calling and Career, came to
speak about the do’s and do not’s for when it comes to the job searching process and for interview etiquette. Some do’s and don’ts include: Do dress accordingly for the job. Don’t wait too long to begin looking for internships or jobs for after graduation (one should start looking and applying before May). Do show up a little bit early before your interview. Don’t use slang while answering any questions. While Holly James’ tips were helpful for any students preparing for the upcoming Emerging Leaders process, this talk was also beneficial for future internship and job opportunities. The next SGA General Assembly meeting will be March 8th from 11-12 a.m.in the Ward Room.
Larry Nassar trial not over; 57 victims to tesitify By LAURA CALLIHAN News Editor Larry Nassar is facing another 57 victims in court this month (CNN.com) Though he is already facing 175 years in prison, he is now going to be on trial in Michigan for more accusations of sexual assualt of gymnasts at Michigan State University. Larry Nassar’s convictions have sparked deep investigations at both Michigan State University and of USA gymnastics. But these allegations have been denied by both organizations. According to CNN, “USA Gymnastics and Michigan State have denied wrongdoing, and USA Gymnastics said it reported the allegations to authorities when it learned about the sexual abuse,” (CNN.com). But this month, the court will hear from another 57 victims and the
number of victims has continued to grow. After the accusation of Larry Nassar by Rachael Denhollander, who reported the abuse to the “Indianapolis Star,” there have been 213 women who have come forward and accused Larry Nassar of sexual abuse. But it is not just sexual abuse that Nassar has been accused of. In December, he also pleaded guilty to the possession of child pornography and is facing another 60 years in prison. The trial is expected to go into the following week so that all of the victims are able to speak. Each one of the 57 victims is expected to speak at the trial and the court has set aside three days for their testimonies. The ruling of this trial is expected to have the same outcome as the previous trial in Ingham County where he recieved 150 years in prison.
Sports & Recreation
Student Athlete Spotlight: Baylee Salyers By WHITNEY BRYAN Copy Editor
This week we are highlighting student athlete Baylee Salyers. Baylee is a sophomore who plays on the GC Women’s Golf Team. She is a biology/pre-med major and a chemistry minor. Baylee chose to come to GC because she loved the atmosphere and all of the opportunities available to her here, many of which she has already come across as a sophomore. In regards to sports, Baylee said, “I wanted to attend a school that allowed me to actually play golf, not just be a member of the team who doesn’t pull their weight, and here I could do that. Golf at GC has pushed me to be a leader and hard worker both athletically and academically!” Baylee has been playing golf for eight years, and started
playing competitively when she was in seventh grade. The coach of Women’s Golf is alumna Marlene Schulte. Baylee praises her. She said, “She is awesome! She has done so much for our program and I can’t wait to see what is in store in the future.” Baylee said her favorite thing about playing golf at GC is her teammates. She said she came into college with a friend group already waiting on her and they’ve been a great support system. Her favorite part about golf in general is the privilege of traveling to so many places to play. She said the team has been able to visit and play at famous courses and places where tour professionals play, so Baylee sees it as a blessing to participate in such an esteemed sport. The team has traveled to many other places to play out-
side of Kentucky. They have played in Nashville and in Berry, GA. In Berry, they were able to tour Berry College’s campus, which is the largest in the world. They also travel and host a tournament every year in St. Augustine, Florida at the World Golf Hall of Fame, which is where Tiger golf will be opening their spring season next week. All sports are challenging in some way, and Baylee says the toughest part about golf is “the mentality of the game. You really have to fight hard to stay in the right mindset, otherwise the outcome will not be what you want.” The best lesson golf has taught her, though, is that “some talent may be natural, but success is earned. Good and productive practice is something that golf has taught me. Working hard to be the best isn’t something
that comes natural, you have to have the drive and determination to work and practice in order to get better.” Playing in a sport for college requires a lot of time management. Baylee said a way that she balances academics, social life and golf is by keeping a planner. She said that without her planner she would be so lost. Everything she has to do or attend is put in pencil and sometimes even in her reminders app, because when there is so much on our plates it’s hard to remember it all, so writing it down and trying to remember is what gets Baylee through school, golf and her social life. She added that she always makes sure to schedule a little time to do nothing too, because a little break to treat yourself is always good. Baylee’s advice for other athletes, specifically freshmen,
is, “Don’t spread yourself too thin. It took me spreading myself too thin to realize I had too much on my plate, and it might take that realization for you too, but always be conscious of what you can handle. I’m not saying don’t try new things. Always try something new or take on a new role, but make sure your life and schedule can fit in the planner!”
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Winter Olympics Update
Georgetown Lacrosse team is off to a strong start
By TATUM MILLER
By LINDSEY PHILLIPS
Staff Writer This year’s winter Olympics have been exciting and surprising. New gold medalists are rising in all sports. With surprising comebacks to clutch performances, the 2018 Winter Olympics will be one to remember. As of Tuesday, the United States are sitting in fifth place with five medals. In the men’s sprint classic, Norway’s Hoesfolt Klaebo claimed the gold in a powerful finish. He was stuck behind a competitor from Russia for most of the race. Then, out of nowhere, he changed lanes and powered up the hill to the finish line, beating all of his competitors by at least a second. He beat the reigning world men’s sprint champion to take home the gold. In other news, cheers from the United States are being heard all the way in PyeongChang as the United States claims another gold medal in the snowboard slopestyle. Jamie Anderson claims the gold in a stunning performance. She is the first woman snowboarder to win two gold medals for the women’s slopestyle. This is an amazing victory for the United States. As she fights time being 27, she makes her presence known. Her boyfriend is one of her main supporters. When she got finished
with her run, he was the first person she went to. Chloe Kim showed out in the women’s halfpipe. Bringing home the gold for the United States took a lot of hard work and effort on her part. At the end of the day it all paid off. She started snowboarding when she was just a young girl. and she now finds herself bringing home gold medals for the United States. With her family behind her, this is turning out to be an eventful Olympic games for the young competitor. The United States 17 year old prodigy won gold on Tuesday. Kim became the youngest woman ever to win an Olympic snowboarding medal. The California native was exceling at the competition from the start. Kim scored a 93.75 on her first run and took home the gold with an end score of 98.25. In between her second and third run, Kim tweeted out that she was “getting hangry.” Shaun White qualified first tomorrow morning in the half pipe. With the world looking forward to the finals, it will hopefully be a story of redemption for Shaun as he goes for the gold. Be sure to watch the United States continue to compete in the Olympics over the course of the next week. Hopefully they are able to grab some more medals and finish on top.
Staff Writer Entering the 2018 season, Women’s Lacrosse was ranked fourth in the nation in NAIA preseason standings. The first game of the season was against Lindenwood University-Bellville on Sunday, Feb. fourth. The Tigers blew it out of the water with a score of 17-0 in favor of GC. Fifteen minutes in, GC had already scored seven goals. Twelve goals were scored in the first half, securing a strong lead. Freshmen Borders, Frazer and Archer all scored in the second half, building up the lead. Senior attacker Laura Cuseo scored the last goal of the game, bringing it to 17 goals. At the conference opener on Friday, Feb. ninth, in Gainesville, GA. the team played Brenau University.
With another blowout game against the golden eagles, the tigers came out on top once again with a final score of 25-1. After ending the first half of the game with 17 goals on the board, coach Davis decided to switch up the playing positions. This team has many players who are confident in multiple skills on the field. Alyssa Case is a freshman offensive Midfielder who scored her first collegiate goal, during the second half. However, this goal was not through her normal position, she was on offense throughout the second half. As for adaptability, Derise Cox is a freshman defender who saw opportunity and scored two goals in this game, taking over the opposite side of the field. Yesterday, in West Point, GA., they took on Point Uni-
versity for their second conference game and took another win, finishing with a 12-7 score. 5 of those goals were by junior, Avery Blackmon. Blackmon is on a rampage so far this sea-son, having racked up 15 goals in three games. All of these accomplishments are notable, but what makes this team so special is that it is made up of 11 returners and 10 freshmen. There is an obvious element of dedication by this team in order to equip so many young players with the skill to take on conference games early in the season. Their next game, and first home game in Toyota stadium, is on Feb. 18 at noon versus the Lawrence Tech blue devils. Make sure to be in the stands cheering for our tigers. They are a team to watch!
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The Georgetown Lacrosse team lines up before game against SCAD (Georgia).
Features Music minor scheduled to return to Georgetown Page 6
By KALLIE FLEMING Copy Editor Spread the word; the music minor is back at Georgetown! The music major and minor were discontinued in 2016, but with support and persistence from students and professors alike, the minor is alive once again. Whether or not you plan to pursue a career in music, a music minor has the potential to make you a more well– rounded student and equip you with skills that you can use for the rest of your life. In fact, according to Dr. Sonny Burnette (Chair of the Music Department), many graduate schools are looking for stu-
dents who show a breadth in areas of study. He went on to explain that several students that passed through the band and choir programs have gone on to medical or law school. As mentioned on the Georgetown College homepage, “Georgetown’s music minor will provide basic training in several key areas, such as music theory, music history, and conducting. Music minors will also experience ensemble performance and private study and will select one class from an interesting array of popular music options: country music, rock music, film music, public school music.” It is safe to say that there are many paths to take within the music minor.
The minor is 18 hours including two semesters of applied music (individual instruction on your instrument of choice), two semesters of an ensemble, one semester of a PLUS and one course selected from a history of music class. Eight core hours, eight applied or ensemble credit hours and eight elective hours are all required to build the minor. Bailee Boggess, former Chorale president said, “As a senior who has been in the music program for the past four years, I am thrilled to see the return of the music minor. My peers and I have worked so hard towards the goal of showing the administration how important includ-
ing an option to study music at a more in–depth level is. Although the class of 2018 will not have the opportunity to take advantage of this minor, it makes me happy to know the future Georgetown students will. I cannot wait to see how the program grows and flourishes in the future.” Members of Chorale have been very eagerly awaiting the return of the music minor. They have urged administration to bring it back, and their hard work has finally paid off. Meagan Henry graduated in 2016 and was the last music major at Georgetown before it was discontinued. She was very excited to hear that her minor will be making
a comeback, saying, “I was thrilled when I heard about it! The music department not only was my major area where I devoted a lot of time and energy to, but I also met so many people, both mentors and life–long friends. I actually met my best friend (who is now my fiancé) through band at GC’s music department. Music is an important facet, and I am so excited that students have the opportunity to explore this area even more.” If you are interested in more information on a music minor, Dr. Burnette (or any of the other professors in the music department) would be more than happy to talk to you about it.
Staff Spotlight: Karyn McKenzie By JULIE ANDERSON Staff Writer This week’s Staff spotlight features psychology professor Dr. McKenzie. Dr. McKenzie was born in New York City, but was raised in Morehead, Kentucky. She started her college career at Yale University, where she got an undergraduate degree in sociology and psychology. From there, she went on to get her Masters and Doctorate degrees in psychology at the University of Kentucky. She has been a professor at Georgetown College for 22 years. She said, ”A few weeks ago, I realized I have been teaching here longer than most of our students have
been alive. I love that I have like social psychology because because, well, almost everyone been a part of GC for over two it relates to understanding has a morbid fascination with decades.” serial killers.” Dr. McKenzie currently Her favorite thing teaches a variety of psyabout being a professor chology courses, including is working with students. social psychology, relationShe says, “I love working ships, psychology and the with current students as law, general psychology, they figure out their life and industrial–organizapath, and I love hearing tional psychology. from former students, When asked which being able to celebrate subject was her favorite to their successes.” teach, however, Dr. McKHer family includes enzie couldn’t pick just one. her husband, two chilShe replied, “I like teaching dren and three dogs. all of the courses because When asked what THE GEORGETONIAN/JULIE ANDERSON each is unique. For examher hobbies were, she Featured above is docter of Psychology at ple, I like industrial-orreplied, “I never get tired Georgetown. ganizational psychology of spending time with because it contains a lot my family: my husband of relevant information tied people in everyday life. I and I love hanging out with to students’ future careers. I like psychology and the law our daughter, who will be
leaving for college this fall, or watching our son play basketball for Scott County (which is currently #1 in the state: Go Cards!). We travel to my siblings’ homes as often as we can (California, Germany), and I’m always on the lookout for new video clips I can show in my classes. And of course there’s nothing like having lunch or coffee with other GC faculty.” Her advice for the graduating seniors is, “After you graduate, you will continue to meet so many people. Every person is worthy of your time and interest. Take time to notice others and to learn about their lives. I promise, everyone has something to teach you, just as you have so much to teach others.”
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Top restaurants for college students
By BAILEE BOGGESS A&E Editor
This week, I will be giving my top five favorite places for college students to go in the surrounding areas. If you’re like me, you are willing to drive a few extra miles if it means you get a good meal. Between Georgetown, Lexington and Frankfort, there are plenty of places to choose from. 1. P.F. Chang’s. Located in Lexington at the Fayette Mall, this restaurant puts Panda Express to shame. If you can’t get to your local Chinese buffet, then P.F. Chang’s is the place to go. Teagan Lilly, a sophomore,
said, “When my friends and I get paid, we go and celebrate. It is a great place to treat yourself to a nice meal without breaking the bank. The atmosphere is also calming and allows for good conversation.” 2. Taco Bell. A must for the diet of every college student, Taco Bell provides you with a somewhat pleasing experience. Even though the tacos might be a little greasy and the tortillas might be a little stale, there’s still nothing like saving money and chowing down on a beef quesarito. With the launch of their new Nacho fries, you can satisfy multiple cravings. Instead of going to McDonald’s AND Taco Bell in one night, just
order the fries and a burrito... and you’re all set. I highly recommend frequenting the location next to Sonic. 3. Galvin’s. A local favorite, Galvin’s is a great place to grab a cold drink and a hot sandwich. With their new downtown location, the hype among Georgetown students has not died down. Compared to their old location, which was further down Main Street and closer to campus, the new restaurant features a larger, more open seating plan and a more detailed menu. However, one glorious menu item has remained the same: buffalo chicken dip. For any newcomer, it is an absolute must; also, it’s a personal
favorite. 4. Noodles & Company. Noodles & Company is not only one of the best places to get high quality food for cheap, it also leaves you feeling like an entirely new person. For only $6.00, you can get a custom–made bowl of pasta. The friendly staff will know you by name, they have a great rewards program and each meal offers a selection of fresh vegetables. Plus, they always top it off with extra cheese. In fact, they make other fast–food Italian restaurants (…Fazoli’s) look mediocre. Noodles & Company is one of my favorite restaurants and I frequent it often.
5. Raising Cane’s. Known around the Lexington area for being associated with UK basketball games and other Kentucky traditions, Cane’s is the hot spot for quality fried chicken, even in a town like Georgetown which is full of friend chicken joints. Compared to other larger fast-food chicken chains (like Chick–fil–A or KFC), Cane’s food has a refreshing homemade taste. The sweet tea and crinkle cut fries provide the perfect meal–time experience for someone on–the–go or if you want to sit down and savor the flavor.
Senior Spotlight: Dorothy Shelton By JULIE ANDERSON Staff Writer This week’s Senior Spotlight features Dorothy Shelton. Dorothy is from Lexington, Kentucky and is majoring in elementary education. This is by far one of her busiest semesters, seeing as she is currently student teaching fifth grade at Southern Elementary School. After graduation, Dorothy would like to teach in Lexington or Georgetown. She said, “I want to get married one day and have children, but right now being a teacher is a dream I can’t wait to achieve!” She is a member of Kappa Delta Sorority and is involved in Panhellenic Council. Dor-
othy has held two leadwill be a happy camper. ership positions on She truly has a gift for Panhellenic Council,.She supporting her students said, “Last year I served in all their goals.” as Panhellenic Gamma Each GC student Chi Coordinator, and has a Georgetown trathis year I served as dition that stands out Panhellenic Recruitment to them as they reflect Chair. Both years have on their college career. required me to serve on For Dorothy, this tradithe recruitment team tion is Hanging of the and disaffiliate from Green. She said, “It is so my sorority during the uplifting and beautiful. spring recruitment proIt happens in one of the cess. I have loved every most stressful parts of minute of it!” the fall semester, but it THE GEORGETONIAN/JULIE ANDERSON brings students and facWhen asked who her favorite professor Featured above is Senior Dorothy Shelton. ulty together to rememis, Dorothy responded, ber what is important “Dr. Eddy is by far be! She is genuine and underduring the Christmas my favorite professor. She is standing of the struggles that Season. Georgetown College always uplifting and positive, college students go through. If is a campus of believers, and I even when she doesn’t have to I am half the teacher she is, I have always been proud to be
a part of it.” One of the things she’ll miss most about Georgetown College is the small community and being able to wave at everyone she passes. Finally, she said, “My advice for freshmen would have to be to cherish every single moment of college (yes, even the struggles), and to lean on your friends you make here because there is nothing like the friends you make at Georgetown. These four years go by in the blink of an eye. But most importantly, be kind. Be kind to the people you meet here because you never know what they may be going through.”
Mainstream and underrated new alternative, indie and rap music By DEMETRIUS HARRISON Staff Writer Vance Joy continues to release teasers from his upcoming sophomore album “Nation of Two,” most recently “Saturday Sun,” which already seems to be an alternative–indie hit. Filled with beachy, carefree vibes demanding you reminisce on summer road trips, the ukulele is reminiscent of that in “Riptide.” Contrary to the typical reflective ballad Vance Joy is expected to reveal, “Saturday Sun” is upbeat, naturally filling you with energy. Giving you hope and excitement towards the new person in your life, this song is fitting for any new couple in the butterfly stage. I cannot decide if Joy’s fresh earworm makes me want to fall in love and make her pancakes in the morn-
ing, or sing it at the top of my lungs while driving this summer. Please bless someone’s ears with “Saturday Sun.” On another note, it is always scary to listen to new music from your favorite bands, but COIN seemingly never disappoints. In fact, the recent “Growing Pains” may be their best work since “Talk Too Much.” One of the reasons I love the alternative–indie genre is because of the storytelling you do not hear in mainstream music. Being that COIN’s new drop is a coming of age anthem, it is extremely relatable to me. The supreme blend of electric guitars and bass drums infects you with sunshine, and, for three-minutes, kidnaps you from your surroundings, reverting you to playing outside with neighborhood friends until the streetlights came on. Grouping this with other timeless,
nostalgic anthems such as “Weak” by AJR and Cage the Elephant’s “Cigarette Daydreams,” I can imagine jamming out to this with my friends, and when I hear it 10 years from now, I will long for the memories associated with “Growing Pains.” Indie–pop band Youngblood Hawke debuted underrated “Trust,” and my only suggestion is to play this song extremely loudly. Chanting, “I wouldn’t mind temptation from that crimes that’s controlling me,” followed by a crazy nighttime drop, my hidden energy comes out, and I feel alive. Furthermore, Marshmello and Anne-Marie have delivered the ultimate, official, friend–zone go–to. Opposite of Marshmello’s massive hit “Silence,” “FRIENDS” is a hype pop/ EDM track you can scream your heart out to and sneaky send to your overly obsessive crush.
In recent rap, Kendrick Lamar is to drop heat. Lamar asks, “are you on 10 yet?” over crazy, bass heavy, club banger “X.” Notable lines include ScHoolboy Q’s, “not even Kendrick can humble me,” 2 Chainz’s, “Candied my car and it’s sweet like a cavity.” Between “X” and Kendrick’s recent “King’s Dead,” he is not leaving much room for error. Chill out this weekend to Jacob Bank’s “Diddy Bop,” produced for Fifty Shades Freed by one of my favorites, Louis the Child. “Diddy Bop” gives you sexy, yet soulful jazz vibes. Bank’s raw voice compliments the song’s old–school vibes and I just want to slow dance. The lyrics are peculiarly motivating, and the production makes you feel like the song is making a move on you… and I have a crush on this song!
Winter Olympics 2018 Crossword Puzzle
The first person to take a picture of a completed & correct puzzle and tag @georgetonian will be featured next issue. Down Across 1. This major sports league is not allowing its 2. These athletes go the fastest of any athletes to compete in the Olympics. sport reaching speeds of 90mph. 4. This sliding sport is unique because it always 3. “Feel the Rhythm! Feel the Rhyme! has only one rider who slides down head first. Get on up, it’s _____ time!” 6. North Korea and South Korea are putting togeher a unified women’s team for this event. 4. Russian athlete Victor Ahn is seeking 7. This is a new variant of speed skating which to defend his metals in all 4 events of is making its debut in this Olympics. this type of speed skating. 9. This figure skating competition involves 5. This country hosted the first winter partners who are not allowed to be further than Olympic games in 1924. 2 armlengths from each other as they skate to 8. American Redmond Gerard became ballroom dance music. 12. Athletes competing in the Ski ___ can travelthe first Olympian born in 2000 to win a gold metal by winning the slopestyle of over 800ft through the air. 13. A sport which combines cross-country this sport. skiing and rifle shooting. 10. Athletes from this country are not 15. This city hosted the last Winter Olympic allowed to fly their flags or play their game. national anthem if they win a metal in 16. This country leads in the overall metal this years games. count of all the winter Olympics. 11. This country will host the 2022 17. This event combines ski jumping and winter games and become the first city cross–country skiing. 18. The mixed doubles variety of the sports is to host both the summer and winter being played at the Olympics for the first time games. this year. 14. An athlete may be banned for doing 19. This city is hosting the 2018 Winter Olymthis to enhance their performance. pics
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Valentine’s day: What and what not to watch
By WHITNEY BRYAN Copy Editor
Valentine’s Day, the most romantic day of the year, stereotypically calls for a night of snuggling with your partner or eating an entire box of chocolates watching romantic films. I have compiled a list of some of my favorite romantic movies and some that you should definitely avoid. Let’s start with the movies to avoid, beginning with “The Fault in Our Stars.” Don’t get me wrong, I really do love this movie, but unless you want to be sobbing on Valentine’s Day, I would skip this one for now. The movie builds up everything we love in romantic movies: young love, daring love and hope for the lovers. All this is built up just to be knocked down, and with it you are knocked down too.
One of my favorite movies is next, but it should be saved for another day. If you’re in a relationship or not, don’t watch “Gone Girl” on Valentine’s Day. You alone, or you and your partner together, will both lay awake at night next to each other with doubt about everything you thought you knew about your lover. You will begin to overthink everything and worry how trustworthy he or she really is. And if you’re single, “Gone Girl” will make you never want to get married. Similar to “Gone Girl,” “The Girl on the Train” is a total marriage– killer. Again, this is one of my favorite movies, but crushes anything romantic about Valentine’s Day. Alcoholism, affairs and murderers do not make a good mix for a romantic night. If you have ever been cheated on, though, the
movie will be a promising and comforting reminder that the cheater will get what’s coming for them. Now let’s get to the movies you should watch on this romantic night! First up is “50 First Dates.” A guy falls in love with a girl who has short term memory loss, which means he gets to make her fall in love with him again and again every day. His endless effort and commitment will make you believe in love again. Another great one to watch is “The Five Year Engagement.” Yes, it is another Emily Blunt movie, but she’s in the majority of films I watch, and that is how it should be for you, too. If you are one afraid of commitment, this one is for you. Whether you watch it with your partner or by yourself, I bet you will have happy tears at the end. For a romance movie more on the
fantasy side, you should watch “Stardust.” This movie is about a young man who makes a promise to his lover that he will retrieve a fallen star for her. With plot twists and magic, this movie shows how love can be found in the most unexpected people and places. The way the lovers fight for their love is also very inspiring. “Groundhog Day” is the last one I would recommend. It is a romantic comedy about a man who has to live the same day over and over again until he understands what love is. It is a little dark, but the message is beautiful and touching. I tried to pick some non–traditional films besides the typical “Titanic” and “The Notebook.” Those are great films, but try to reach out of the box this Valentine’s Day. Just save those first few I listed for another less–romantic day.
Cavetown debuts with studio album, “Lemon Boy” By ROSS SMITH Features Editor Last Saturday, I found myself falling down the YouTube rabbit hole once again with a new music artist: Cavetown. I came across him by finding a cover of a song I’d never heard that was so peaceful and had such good lyrics, I had to look up the original. It was called “Lemon Boy,” and luckily for me, there was an official music video for it. The video is set in a forest, the camera following a slight teenage boy serenading with an acoustic guitar. The video is largely one shot, following Robin (the artist’s name) through a forest filled with piñatas, dancers and lemon scented air fresheners. It’s a strange video, but the song is uplifting, relaying an encouraging message about the friendship and sacrifice. Aside from this, the song also offers stellar instrumental power with catchy
folk guitars, an addicting groove and acoustic singer–songwriter. even a fun punk–rock outro. Cavetown released his new album I was moved enough by the video “Lemon Boy” Jan 1 this year. The proto look into the artist behind it. I found duction on this project has a lot more out that Cavetown is a 19–year–old hip hop influence than I anticipated; singer–songmany of the songs writer named include trap Robin who “While my favorite aspects of his drums for percushas been putmusic were initially the honest sion. The lyrical ting out his content, delivery lyrics and angelic voices, there is and some of the music on YouTube and Spo- more to Robin than an acoustic i n s t r u m e n t a l s tify since 2015. remind me of singer-songwriter.” One of his Twenty One songs, “This Pilots’ 2013 album Is Home,” was “Vessel.” written when he was 16 and is one of Besides the obvious hit song my favorites of his. “Lemon Boy,” which opens up the Over the years, Cavetown has pol- album, there are a few tracks that stood ished his sound and now offers more out to me. The folk–pop melodies in “10 than just ukelele folk–pop. While my Feet Tall” are very satisfying, as is the favorite aspects of his music were ini- hook. Cavetown proclaims, “I wanna tially the honest lyrics and angelic be 10 feet tall / I wanna eat fire and vocals, there is more to Robin than an snow / I wanna scare everyone.” The
surreal lyrics remind me of something The Front Bottoms would put out. I would be remiss not to mention the song “Green.” It’s the track I always find myself coming back to. Robin really bares his soul while coming to terms with a lost love who’s moved on. The song builds slowly with long verses in which Cavetown sings out everything he has to say. Finally, we are met with surprising trap drums that revive the song with new energy and carry us through the end. These tracks really surprised me this week, but I think Cavetown will also stand out and glow up throughout 2018. His ear for melodies and willingness to try surprising instrumentals and sounds will carry him through an era of constant change in the music industry. You can find all of Cavetown’s music on streaming platforms like Spotify, as well as his covers and music videos on YouTube.
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Well friends, it is that time. The grocery store aisles are drowning in seas of red and pink. Over-sized, stuffed animals line the shelves, and each candy company displays its heart shaped chocolates (which are inevitably overpriced because of the strenuous labor I’m sure it requires to turn a once square chocolate into an anatomically incorrect heart). Amongst the anxious frenzy of lovers scrambling for last minute gifts, you will find them there, hiding in the shadows: conversation heart candies. This may come as a surprise, but I am actually a huge supporter of Valentine’s Day (despite never actually having a Valentine, which is a conver-
sation far too tragic to speak on in this angsty artcle). Valentine’s Day gives me an excuse to buy myself a hideous, glorious amount of chocolate. However, the thing I abhor above most all things are conversation heart candies. These diabolical weapons, cleverly disguised as candy, taste like a cursed blend of sidewalk chalk and antacid tablets. Upon the first lethal bite of one of these treacherous treats, your entire palette is tainted with impenetrable powder, leaving you no choice but to suffer through the consequences of your momentary candy selection. Both your defenses and spirit will be thoroughly crushed. To present a more scientific approach to my argument, I decided to look up what candy hearts are made of. The ingredients are simple: sugar, corn
syrup, cornstarch, glycerin, gelatin, artificial flavor and dye. Delicious and nutritious, am I right? Also, candy hearts float in soda. Why would you eat a candy with buoyancy? Do you know what else has buoyancy? Drift wood. And I would bet that it tastes about the same as candy hearts! On top of the aforementioned complaints, the dreaded candies are engraved with forceful messages, such as: “Kiss Me” and “Be Mine.” These messages are aggressive and desperate. Why not use more important messages, such as “Respect Women” or “Bring Back Vine”? If you are planning to buy your Valentine conversation hearts, why don’t you save some money and just tell them that you hate them. I promise, it will have the same effect.
Candy hearts equal having a heart By LAURA CALLAHAN News Editor Valentine’s Day is a season full of love and excitement. Sweethearts strive to show one another their deep affections and undying dedication. Images of cupid stringing his infamous bow fill the walls of every school, workplace and store. People like me simply look forward to boxes of chocolate being half-off on Feb. 15. But what is the staple that, in part, defines Valentine’s Day? What candy is a necessary part of celebrating a day of love? Candy Hearts. Candy hearts are a sentimental way to show love in elementary schools and
colleges alike. Who has not spelled out messages with these little hearts for their significant other for a picturesque, aesthetically pleasing image? The taste is a controversial subject that falsely leads many to despise this treasure. But this is an entirely subjective way to judge a candy when this candy means so much more. It is the cute appearance of the box and candy itself. It is the memory of receiving these from my father for Valentine’s Day right after he had returned safely from an 18-month deployment to Iraq. It is the sweet, though slightly tainted, memory of my high school sweetheart offering these to me on Valentine’s Day and kissing me on the cheek with a sweet
innocence and pure love. This is a candy that, as a style to Valentine’s Day and as a candy that has held a myriad of beautiful memories for a memorable amount of people, is excellent and one of the best Valentine’s Day candies in existence. It is, in fact, the most popular Valentine’s Day candy (www.jsonline.com). True, it is made up of mostly corn starch and sugar. But what candy isn’t made of this? This is what makes it so, so good. It is something that, no matter your opinion of the taste, should be loved by everyone who has ever loved. If you have heart, you should like candy hearts.
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Uncovering nuances for Black History Month By BAILEE BOGGESS A&E Editor Uncovering nuances in history is perhaps one of the most important things an individual can do when learning about a significant event. For Black History Month, it is important to recognize not only underrepresented African-Americans who have contributed to society, but also to remember facts about the events that we think we know everything about. This week, I want to branch out from what we think we know about two of the more well-known figures from the Civil Rights Era: Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rosa Parks. To begin, everyone knows
Martin Luther King Jr. for his famous “I Have a Dream” speech given at the Lincoln Memorial in 1963. After addressing how satisfaction would not come for African-Americans until “justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream,” he improvised. While it is known that he did have an original speech prepared and had considered the idea of a “dream,” it began to turn more personal and spiritual as he went on. The famous line. “Even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream” was, in fact, drafted on the spot. It is even rumored
that Mahalia Jackson, a famous musician at the time, was at the side of the state urging him to “Tell ‘em about the dream” (PBS, New York Times). Rosa Parks, most commonly known for refusing to give up her seat to a white man on a bus, is also not exactly who we think she is. She was not an average woman unfamiliar with the proceedings of the Civil Rights movement. She had been a member of the NAACP since 1943 and had held several positions. When she was arrested, she was the secretary of her local chapter. When she got on the bus she immediately recognized the bus driver, as she had had an incident with him some years before. She would not
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enter the bus from the back entrance. In 1955, things weren’t much different. However, it is not commonly known that she did not refuse to give her seat up because she was ‘exhausted.’ She said, “I was not tired physically, or no more tired than I usually was at the end of a working day. I was not old, although some people have an image of me as being old then. I was 42. No, the only tired I was, was tired of giving in.” Her persistent defiance against an arbitrary bus rule and her arrest were not pre-planned. In fact, she says “If I had been paying attention, I would have never even gotten on that bus.”
If beauty can be found in this world, it can be found in the nuances of life that we so often overlook. It can be found in the actions of selfless individuals who give their time, energy and lives for the greater good of humanity. It can be found in the words of a speech that didn’t know it could change history. It can be found in an average bus filled with a lot of hate but a whole lot more determination. So, if you take nothing at all from this article but one statement, just remember: always dig deeper into what you think you might already know. Knowledge is power, and education– especially about adversity – can make a monumental change in the world.
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Movement the Fourth: As Knowledge of the Object BY EVAN MOORE Learner
The philospher monk Anselm in the middle ages believed that understanding could only come through faith. While this in itself is, of course, contested, the idea that one part of how we perceive the world could lead to another has remained in my thoughts.
“That I may seek to understand than to be understood, that I may seek to love rather than to be loved.” - Dream Theater, “The Shattered Fortress” (also the St. Francis Prayer)
“To be the completed man, to love and to understand, to change everything I can, it now makes sense to me.” - The Neal Morse Band, “Broken Sky/Long Day (Reprise)” relationship an object of study, one is able to learn, endearingly, who the other is: the passions, the character quirks, the weird “catch–phrases” and the personality flaws. Quick aside: I use the word “object” not to say
I believe that love follows from understanding. It is a common thought that two people in any interpersonal relationship have an obligation—and should want—to learn about the other person as much as possible, as a path toward loving them. By making the other person in the
that they have no agency. Both persons in the relationship are meant to be the subjects and objects of understanding and loving. Ideally, in knowing the person, one loves them and the things they do in full support and joy. This process takes effort, as anyone could tell, and includes a path almost as difficult as the road from the City of Destruction to the Celestial City (see “The Pilgrim’s Progress” by John Bunyan). In dealing with the object of study, one finds hope, love, patience and wonder (at least, that is the hope). Furthermore, the object of one’s study is often also loved, even when it has nothing to do with attraction or people. We often say that we love our course of study. “I love my major” is about as often said as “I hate my major.” When we learn, we are on the journey toward love. Creation of anything also creates an inherent love for the creature, though this love is not necessarily from the creator.
We see this theme in ancient Greek myth (Prometheus, who loves humans so much that he disobeyed the tyrant Zeus). In Judeo–Christian tradition, God loves everything He has created everything, and his love never passes away from his creations. Mary Shelley’s famous novel “Frankenstein” is subtitled “The Modern Prometheus” and gives a twist to the tradition, presenting a creature despised by everyone who sees him. Victor Frankenstein, the creator, is called the modern Prometheus because he bestowed sentient life of his own will, perhaps even going beyond what he thought possible. In these creation stories, the bestower usually loves the creature (and vise–versa) because there is immediate knowledge and love. This is true in parenting as well. As we create artificial intelligence, it is important to know what we create so that we can love it. The creation produces knowledge, and knowledge produces love. That is, unless we become Frankenstein and live perpetually crestfallen.