Georgetown College’s Student–Run Newspaper
November 30, 2016
Volume CXXXVI Issue 22
Chapel doubles as Baccalaureate service Dr. Greg Earwood gives talk on Tuesday about hope and handling life situations By LAURA CALLIHAN Staff Writer On the Day of Giving, students and faculty, along with their families, gathered in the chapel for the last service of the fall semester. This chapel service was designed to truly give thanks. But this service focused not only on God but also on the students who, this December, will be leaving the close–knit community of Georgetown College. The Baccalaureate service began with an opening prayer from the campus minister, Rev. Dr. Bryan Langlands and an opening hymn led by Ms. Natalie Tilford Kopp. The congregation sang with Kopp. After the presentation of the Good News Bibles, translated by Georgetown alumnus Robert Bracht, our Provost, Dr. Rosemary Allen, and Dr. Tallant presented the academic awards. The recipient of both the European and Asian History award, presented by Dr. Tal-
lant, and the Dean’s Honor Award, presented by Dr. Allen, were received by Amber Krutcher. Dr. Greg Earwood, the keynote speaker of the service, then gave a riveting sermon on hope. Dr. Earwood is the first President of the Kentucky Baptist Seminary, located on Georgetown’s campus. He has pastored many churches in Kentucky, including Faith Baptist Church here in Georgetown, Kentucky. With a tattered, well–loved bible in one hand and his sermon notes in the other hand, he stepped up to the pulpit, prepared to preach. He begun with a popular t–shirt brand, Life is Good. “Often times,” Dr. Earwood said, “Life is good.” It can be easy to see the glass half–full. In fact, Dr. Earwood added humor to his sermon by telling how the Zaxby’s cups now read, “Half–Full? Half– Empty? Problem Solved! Just Refill!” Dr. Earwood said that, as it is easy to see from current
events such as shootings on college campuses and fires in Tennessee, life is not always good. In fact, sometimes life is really difficult and bad. But Dr. Earwood did not stop there. He set out to not simply give the graduating seniors, and the rest of the congregation, a sermon of wellknown and depressing facts. Dr. Earwood went on to talk about how to handle these life situations. These college graduates have no doubt faced difficult times and will not see the last of. But Dr. Earwood gave them some good advice. “God,” Dr. Earwood said, “has a persistent, compassionate presence.” As a Baptist minister, Dr. Earwood discussed the everlasting promise God gives us by promising to never leave us but stand with us through the most difficult of times. Dr. Earwood called the audience to always keep with them what he called, “relentless hope.” He recognized that life is good but difficult times await us and through our toil and
strife, he repeatedly stressed that relentless hope was the only adequate answer. This hope is that for which we all, according to Dr. Earwood, should be thankful. On this Day of Giving, as we give to our community, we should be thankful that we have something to give, even if it be small. Dr. Earwood concluded with a passage from Isaiah, reading from the Good News translation which is being
given to graduating seniors. The passage read, “For those who relentlessly hope in the Lord, they will be renewed,” (Isaiah 40:31). Freshman Izzy Ransdell said, “Today’s chapel service motivated me to keep a glass– is–half–full outlook on life. Even though life can get tough at times, it’s best to have hope and to know that God is there for you in the tough times and the good times.”
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Night Mare comes to life page 12
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Dr. Greg Earwood spoke at Tuesday’s chapel service.
Headlines Compiled by William Thomas Seventy–five people are dead after a plane crashed in La Union, Colombia after an electrical fault. Among the passengers were the Brazilian soccer team Chapecoense. A massive wildfire raging in the southeast has engulfed and forced evacuations in popular Tennessee resort towns like Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge.
GC Tiger Tuesday raises funds for college By WILLIAM THOMAS Features Editor If you happened to walk past Giddings Hall on Tuesday, you undoubtedly noticed the large tent and numerous collection of tiger heads nailed into the ground in Giddings Circle. The spectacle was a part of GC Tiger Tuesday, an initiative put on by the college in an effort to raise funds by donation from students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends and community members. “There is a national day of giving that started about five years ago in conjunction with Black Friday and Cyber
A student at Ohio State University was fatally shot by police after running people over in his car and stabbing students with a butcher knife. Eleven were injured in the attack. An amusement park in Japan has been forced to apologize after freezing approximately 5,000 fish below the surface of an ice rink. Cards Against Humanity, the developers of the popular card game of the same name, brought in over $100,000 on Black Friday in order to dig a giant hole in the ground for no reason. A Tumblr user recently sent her amputated, preserved pinky toe to another Tumblr user for use in an art project.
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Dr. Greene’s necktie was used as a tool to measure how many donors gave on Tuesday. Monday…Georgetown College has never participated on this day, but we wanted to do it, and we thought there was no better time, especially considering the Love and Loyalty Campaign we have going this year,” said Tricia Gaetz, Director of Annual Gifts. The campaign set a goal of receiving 187 donations in 24 hours, one for
every year of Georgetown College’s existence. The money came in t h r o u g h online giving options as well as in person in front of Giddings Hall at the GC Tiger The Georgetonian/WILLIAM THOMAS Tuesday tent. 200 Tiger Heads were placed in Giddings Circle to symbolize For every the goal of number donors to the collge. gift received, a tiger head was placed on Giddings lawn. The President Greene got involved in donations will also count toward the the festivities by using his necktie as a college’s ongoing Love and Loyalty “thermometer” to monitor the giving. campaign for those alumni who had Each time another donation came in, not already given to the campaign. a little bit more of Dr. Greene’s tie was The event, Gaetz said, has been an cut off. By the end of the campaign, “over–the–top” success. Around 1:00 only the knot remained tied around p.m., with 11 hours remaining in the his neck, creating an amusing sight for day, the goal was surpassed. “Students those who might not know about the were very generous in supporting us. event. Dr. Todd Rasberry also offered Faculty and staff…this has been every- up his tie, “as long as my boots and my body. Alums, city officials have come hat remain safe.” by, everybody.” As of 10:30 p.m., over Though the GC Tiger Tuesday cam$54,643 had been raised by 453 donors. paign has ended, anyone wishing to Junior Logan Smart, who helps the give can do so, and alumni are especollege fundraise through Phone–a– cially encouraged to be a part of the thon, finds student involvement in 25% by giving to the Love and Loyalty giving back vitally important. When campaign. asked why he gave on GC Tiger Tuesday, he said, “I believe any donation to GC is helping to create a better future in liberal arts education. Thus, I felt it was important to do my part on the national day of giving.” Sixty–seven students gave money in front of the Caf, and others gave online and at the tent. The residence hall with the most student donors will win a pizza party from SGA. The winner of that competition will be announced on Thursday at the SGA General Assembly.
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Tiger Symphonic Band holds fall concert By WILLIAM THOMAS Features Editor Last Monday, Nov. 21 at 8 p.m., faculty, staff, students, families and friends gathered in the John H. Hill Chapel for the annual Georgetown College Tiger Symphonic Band fall concert. The concert, entitled “Short and Sweet,” was conducted by Dr. Peter LaRue, professor of music and director of Tiger Bands. It featured Junior Westin Osborn, from Charlotte, N.C., as the student soloist for the night. He also acted as an emcee along with Junior Evan Moore from Frankfort, Ky. The concert, as it has been for many years, also acted as a benefit for the AMEN House, which is a clothing and food bank serving Georgetown and Scott County. The price of admission to the event was one can or box of processed foods, all of which was donated
to the AMEN House for its use during the holiday season. The Tiger Bands were able to give about 100 pounds of food. As always, the concert proved to be an exceptional performance from the band. Though small in number, Dr. LaRue described the band as “#smallbutmighty.” The description fit as the band played several pieces, beginning with Francis Scott Key’s “Star Spangled Banner” and closing with the Georgetown College Alma Mater, arranged by Dr. Peter LaRue. The bulk of the performance was with contemporary composers including O’Loughlin, Smith, Dawson and Weiss–Thiele. This led up to a rendition of Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World.” Osborn’s saxophone solo captured Armstrong’s jazz influence while the rest of the band provided support for the popular tune. One highlight of the night was soph-
omore Shannon Eckelcamp’s reception of the coveted Patrick the Goat Award, given for switching from the smallest instrument to the largest. Eckelcamp, a flautist by trade, made the switch to tuba this year in response to the band’s need for low brass. Dr. LaRue honored Eckelcamp and her parents with a bouquet of flowers and a book. The Tiger Symphonic Band will be
back in concert in the spring, and students interested in joining the band should contact Dr. Peter LaRue in his office in the Nunnelly Music Building or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on the AMEN House and Scott United Ministries, please visit www.suamenhouse.org.
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Dr. Peter LaRue presented Sophomore Shannon Eckelcamp with the Patrick the Goat Award for her change in instrument.
GC Chorale entertains at fall concert By BAILEE BOGGESS & WHITNEY BRYAN Staff Writer & Copy Editor On Nov. 29, the Georgetown College Chorale entertained the college with their annual fall concert. As a long standing tradition, the Chorale performed a selection of music to showcase all the hard work they have done throughout the semester. This semester, however, the Chorale wanted to perform a wider variety of songs, including some that were secular, and some that were more spiritual. Also included in the arrangement were Christmas selections in order to promote the Christmas spirit on campus. Membership in the Chorale has seen continuous growth. Last year, the Chorale had about nine singers, and now
currently has over 16 members. These are the largest numbers the Chorale has seen since the fall semester of 2014. Performing students in the ensemble include: Bailee Boggess, Whitney Bryan, Abby Eads, Dorothy Shelton, Bethany Yerger, Jonathan Morgan, Taylor Brockway, Shannon Eckelkamp, Willow Dove, Marissa Thompson, Emily Eader, Madeline Ramser, Abbi Atteberry, Lauren Cross, Kyra Higgins, Devon Williams and John Matherly. Musical selections were as followed: “Come all who thirst” by Hal. Hopson, “Lost in the Night by Kyle Haugen (Soloists: Abigail Atteberry, Shannon Eckelkamp, Jonathan Morgan, Madeline Ramser, Devon Williams), “Credo” by Jane M. Marshall (Soloists: Willow Dove and Emily Eader), “Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring” by Johann S. Bach,
“Go Tell it on the Mountain” by William Farley Smith (Soloists: Bailee Boggess and Jonathan Morgan), “Mary on a Mountain” by John Carter, “My Girl” by Alan Bilingsly, “Twelve Days After Christmas” by Fredrick Silver (Special Role: Katy Simpson), “White Christmas” by Roy Ringwald, “Silent Night” by Franz Gruber and “The Lord Bless you and Keep You” by Peter C. Lutkin. Former members of the Chorale were invited to join at the benediction, per Georgetown College Chorale tradition. Two previous members of the Chorale came on stage from the audience to sing with the choir. Director of Choirs, Thomas Stewart, led the choir as the students provided entertainment for those in attendance. Mr. Stewart would like to send a special thank you to Dr. Sonny Burnette,
Dr. Pete LaRue, CLS Printing, Dr. Rosemary Allen, Mrs. Jo Anna Fryman, Ms. Tina Robinson and Dr. and Mrs. Dwaine Greene. The audience for the night’s concert immensely enjoyed the comedic piece “The Twelve Days After Christmas.” They also had fun with “Go Tell It on the Mountain,” as some audience members were singing along. The audience mostly consisted of the singers’ families and other GC students, who got Nexus credit for coming to the event. The event was about an hour long and those in the audience visited with the singers once it was over. If you are interested in joining Chorale, you can register online for MUS101 class. Anyone with questions can contact Director Thomas Stewart via email.
Sports & Recreation
A look back on the fall sports and awards By DOUG MOLLETT News Editor
Georgetown College Athletics has had an impressive semester, showing off all of the school’s talents in various sports. The Georgetown College men’s soccer team finished the season with a 4 –10–4 record. Three players made the Mid–South Conference All–Conference Team. JT Stephens, Nick Gregory and Matthew Oster all made the second team all–conference team. Blaine Alexander, Isaac Meisner, Matthew Oster, Michael Hatfield, Austin Howard, Kyle Settle, Lucas Wimann and Ben Hoertz all received Mid–South Conference Academic All–Conference awards. The women’s soccer
team finished the season Duggins, Bethany Massey, leyball finished 27–6. Sarah with a 13–4–2 record. Six Fatima Maxwell and Skye Bell, Ashlee Howe, Jenny athletes made the MSC All– Zimmer. Howell, Courtney Grafton, Conference Team: Sarah Snyder and Zoe Stovik (First Jessica Tapp all Team), Bethany were named as Massey (First honorees on the Team), Lindall–conference sey Dunn (First team. Team), Brittney The Tiger Moshos (Second Football team finTeam), Jodi ished the season DeJohn (Second with a record of Team), Skye 7–4, and they were Zimmer (Second 5–1 in conference. Team). players Source: GEORGETONIAN/ Daniel Orr Several Fourteen play- The Women’s soccer team huddling up to discuss made the all–coners made MSC strategy before taking the field. ference and earned Academic All– all–conference acaConference: Danielle Lang, Mackenzie Zimmer demic honors. Brittney Moshos, Macken- Sherrard won MSC ChamMitch Wessel, Kyle zie Zimmer Sherrard, Abby pion of Character, and Coach Longworth, JJ Jude, Cade Sobolewski, Emily Conner, Leah Crews Castleman was O’Bryan, Cameron Oshodi, Jodi DeJohn, Emily Wright, MSC Conference Coach of Max Nussbaum, Josh Harris, Zoe Stovik, Elise McKinney, the Year. Jake Etler, Sam White, Ross Emily Anderson, Lauren Georgetown College vol- Cox, Edward Moore, Jake
Blust, Dustin Haraway, Brandon Napoleon and Josh Depp were named to MSC All–Conference. Nathan Bader, Zachary Barber, Luke Collins, Blake Ellis, Jake Etler, Conner Ford, Shawn Gilliam, Brandon Gray, Dustin Haraway, Dylan Haraway, JJ Jude, Nick Kathman, Kyle Longworth, Ozzie Mann, Gus Schrader, Luke Sharrock, Ryan Woolf and Jake Zabonick were named as honorees to the MSC Academic All– Conference team. JJ Jude was named Craig Mullins MSC Offensive Player of the Year. Georgetown Athletics had a fantastic fall season. Several sports including Track and Field, Tennis, Golf and Basketball continue into the spring semester.
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The Tigers lined up, preparing to make a play against the Univ. of Pikeville.
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The Lady Tigers Basketball team performed well at home as Emilie Ziese drove into the lane.
Georgetown Cheer team member Alex Shearer rooted on the Tigers.
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The Tiger Dance Team was a popular halftime show at Football games.
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The GC receiver tried to reach out on the diving catch in the endzone against UPike. Source: GEORGETONIAN/ Daniel Orr
The Lady Tigers soccer team prepared their defense for an opponentâ€™s corner kick.
SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: SARAH BROOKS By ELIZABETH SMITH Graphics Editor Sarah Brooks is a psychology major with a kinesiology minor from Bowling Green, Ky. She came to Georgetown College because she liked the small campus size and the close–knit community. Since coming to Georgetown, Sarah has been involved in Freshman Family Groups, Psi Chi Honors Society for Psychology, and she has acted as Academic Excellence Chair and President of Phi Mu. One of Sarah’s favorite memories is serving on a Spring Break mission trip. Dr. Ward led the group of students to Camden, N.J. It was on this trip
that Sarah gained her desire to go back and intern in Camden for the summer. Sarah said, “If it wasn’t for Georgetown offering alternative Spring Break trips, I would not have been able to find my love for working with children and also for serving others.” Sarah’s favorPhoto submitted by Sarah Brooks ite professor is Dr. Sarah, seen here working in Camden, N.J., just comMcKenzie because pleted her term as the president of the Delta Eta chapof her organiza- ter of Phi Mu sorority. tion, willingness to help and the
fun and engaging atmosphere she brings to class. She is thankful to have taken Dr. McKenzie’s Social Psychology class because it made her want to be a psychology major. Sarah said, “I always love getting assignments back in her classes because there is always something encouraging written on
Sororities host NEXUS on body image
By LINDSEY PHILLIPS Staff Writer
On Thursday, Nov. 17, the ladies of Sigma Kappa and Phi Mu hosted a NEXUS event that discussed problems that women face in society. The Be(YOU) tiful event was received well, as Asher Science Center room 112 was filled. The groups brought in a guest speaker, Ashley Brown, who is a young photographer and philanthropist who also has a striking faith in God. She shared with the women who attended how loved they were by God and how she felt they could all do amazing things. She shared her story openly and honestly without hesitation.
“This NEXUS was inspiring; it was great to be able to come together with other young women on campus and discuss the importance of body image,” said Sophomore Abby Kennedy, a member of Sigma Kappa who attended the NEXUS event and found true value in what Brown had to say. Phi Mu sophomore Allie Bowe was enthusiastic about the Be(YOU)tiful NEXUS experience. “It is important for girls to learn about body image because confidence in yourself as a woman leads to confidence in your academics. This is a vital aspect of sisterhood that we, as members of Greek Life, need to foster in
members,” she said Bailey Milam, a senior at Georgetown and a member of Sigma Kappa, played a large role in planning the event. In response to the event’s success, she said, “Coordinating the Be(YOU)tiful joint NEXUS with Phi Mu was very rewarding in seeing how many girls came out to hear Ashley speak about a topic that is a gray area for women to discuss. I hope everyone took something different away, but to always remember to stay true to themselves and everyone is beautiful!” “Hearing how God helped her move through the struggles of her life was a blessing. My faith is the biggest part of
my life, and she made me feel confident. And I know she did for other girls as well, that no matter what we are going through, God is going to be there for us,” said Raygan Kilby, a sophomore member of Sigma Kappa. Senior member of Phi Mu Kaitlyn Jackson had this to say about her experience: “I actually do not need any more NEXUS credits, but I really enjoyed our event with Sigma Kappa last year, so I was excited to see what this event would be like. It was a different speaker, but she was great! It was cool that we were her first audience. I liked the way that she incorporated Christ into her talk but that she still
them!” Sarah would like to give the following advice to freshman: “Get out of your comfort zone! Coming into college, I was very shy and timid, but having opportunities to do things that I normally wouldn’t, like going on mission trips and taking leadership roles, has given me confidence and allowed me to see potential in myself that I never had seen before.” After graduation, Sarah intends to apply for occupational therapy school. She hopes to continue pursuing her love of serving others by working with kids to help them achieve their goals.
made it applicable to other people, even if they did not share her views.” Hearing all the positive feedback through these quotes is inspiring. The Be(YOU) tiful event was successful and many women stayed after to speak to Brown personally.
Features GSI works to make a strong come back
By DOUG MOLLETT News Editor The Georgetown Sustainability Initiative held its first meeting of the semester on Wednesday, Nov. 16. This is the first “revitalization” of the GSI group since it slowly died out after the majority of its members graduated, and the previous faculty advisor retired. Georgetown Sustainability Initiative is a student–led collaborative effort of students, faculty, staff and administration committed to exploring issues that affect the Earth, educating the Georgetown College community in sustainable lifestyles and implementing such practices on campus. The main goals which the group will try to achieve are to promote sustainable living and promote environmental awareness and education on campus and in the community. The plan to do this is by taking on one or two large projects at a time and taking on small projects and educational outreach programs on a regular basis. At the meeting, one idea for
a starter project that was discussed was related to water usage and energy consumption in residence halls. The group hopes to minimize these two factors, especially with respect to laundry facilities by promoting education and having a person in each residence hall that will help educate residents on the negative effects of overuse. One way students can reduce water usage and energy consumption is to wash laundry in cold water and to use full loads. The group discussed placing signs that informs students about being environmentally friendly when it comes to laundry in each residence hall. Turner Altman, Student Government Association President, was in attendance at the meeting, and he was very explicit in his plans to have the Student Government Association in full support of the GSI group. He gave some of his ideas that SGA has previously discussed. Altman explained that under SGA guidelines, regis-
tered student organizations are only allowed to receive $500 from SGA to go towards that organization. He went on to say that SGA is bypassing that guideline and giving a substantially higher amount of money to GSI because it is something that all of the SGA feels very strongly about. They are considering GSI an “SGA project,” and this allows them to spend more money than they normally would be able to give to other organizations. Altman said that one of the major plans which SGA hopes to initiate before the end of the school year is to place recycling bins outside of residence halls next to the trash dumpsters that are already in place. One way he suggested to get students involved in this was to turn it into a contest. One contest idea he suggested was that the residence hall that recycled the most material would be the first residence hall to receive an ice machine in their dorm. The ice machines would be paid for by the money raised from recycling. Eventually, all of
the residence halls would have ice machines. It was also suggested that more trash cans be placed throughout campus, especially in various parking lots. If anyone is interested in
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joining the Georgetown Sustainability Initiative or has any ideas for the group, they should contact Dr. Rick Kopp in the biology department.
QUOTE MY GEORGETOWN PROFESSOR
“I’m sorry to disappoint anyone, but there isn’t going to be a Cyber Monday deal on Philistine foreskins.” (Please see 1 Samuel 18:25 for context) Dr. Terry Clark
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Georgetown Tree Huggers
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This week’s Tree Hugger is Freshman Mariah Addington.
ArtsEntertainment The business savvy sense of 2 Chainz
By RYAN SIMMS Staff Writer With an ever–growing net worth for the Atlanta rapper, one must wonder where the emcee gets the majority of his money. After some research I found out that 2 Chainz has more than one business venture that explains his widely successful 2016 so far. Besides making guest appearances on some of the biggest songs this year such as “Big Amount,” “Good Drank” and “Champions,” 2 Chainz, otherwise known as Taheed Epps, has made more of an impact with his business ventures using his profound sense of popular culture.
His first and biggest venture was the creation and marketing of the Dabbin’ Santa Christmas sweaters that became a hit and generated over $2 million in revenue. Not only was this a major move for the rapper, but a good portion of the money made was used to go to his TRU foundation which paid for a year’s rent and new furniture for a disabled veteran. He also donated a van to an Atlanta family who lost everything they owned in a house fire. His next business venture included him starting a signature leisurewear brand called CEO Millionaire which considers themselves a movement of like–minded hustlers. They are quite
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interactive on their Instagram. From messaging their followers back who they call teammates, to posting images of their fans wearing their brand, it is clear that CEO millionaires are here to stay. Let us not forget the time that Atlanta Hawks and 2 Chainz partnered up for a number of home games as a partner/performer earlier this year. GQ partnered with the rapper due to his status and appeal in front of a camera to create a highly entertaining web series titled “Most Expensive Stuff Ever” which finds the rapper literally trying the most expensive things in the world including the most expensive bottle of water, $48,000 sunglasses, a
$4000 toothbrush, a $295 hamburger and a lot more. Finally, like many rappers before him such as Rick Ross with Wingstop and Pharrell with Fat burgers in China, 2 Chainz is now working on opening a restaurant in Atlanta named Escobar Lounge which describes itself as an upscale tapas room, diner and night hot–spot.
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“Fantastic Beasts” and why you should see it By HARRY SMITH Staff Writer In the cinematic world, spin–offs can be a mixed bag. Sometimes, they are a shameless attempt to keep the money for that franchise rolling in. Other times, spin-offs can expand a universe and still have the qualities it needs to set it apart and become a work by its own merit. “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” is certainly the latter of the two. The film follows wizard Newt Scamander, a former Hogwarts student who has just finished traveling the world to document its magical creatures. Stopping in New York for some personal business, Newt gets caught up in a series of misadventures involv-
ing a No–Maj (non–magical person), a Magical Congress Agent and a seductive mind–reader. They search for lost creatures, battle great dark forces and uncover a secret that will rock the wizarding world. There are a lot of things to enjoy about this movie. I, for one, was thankful that it didn’t rely on the Harry Potter nostalgia to carry this movie. The only reference to the original films at all is an off–handed reference to Dumbledore. It has enough familiar aspects (costumes, creatures, spells, wands, contraptions) for “Harry Potter” fans to accept it as part of that universe, but it immediately sets itself apart as something new. The majority of the film takes place in the non–magical world. This proves
to be a challenge for wizards who try to maintain secrecy. The film uses this fact to its advantage by having several comedic moments of failed subversion and the reaction of No–Maj Jacob Kowalski to the fantastic devices and creatures he sees around him. While this film has comedy and sweetness, it has the same dark tone as the end of the Harry Potter series. J.K. Rowling takes this movie as an opportunity to dump on the American community. The government is corrupt, due process is a sham, people live in fear and people die. This movie can make you laugh when it wants to, but don’t be surprised when it takes a serious turn. I was a big fan of the two leads in this movie. Eddie Redmayne does a
Technical College, Northern Kentucky University, Lindsey Wilson College, University of the Cumberlands and Asbury University. On opening night, Nov. 16, students, faculty and staff and members of the public were invited to attend the opening reception and gallery talk at 6 p.m. The reception gave attendees the chance to view all of the exhibit’s pieces, talk with participating artists from various schools and enjoy a wide variety of refreshments. One particular piece of interest was a three–dimensional, mixed–media piece by Georgetown College Senior Sarabeth Marlowe. Her piece is called “Small Talk,” and it was inspired by her “awkwardness” in one–on–one conversation. “This is reflected in my piece by the location of the table and chair on the wall. You look at it and know that something is just not quite right, that something is out of place! More than anything, it was an opportunity for me
to laugh at myself and create a piece that was challenging in its large scale and small details,” Marlowe said. Her piece consists of a table and chair sitting on the floor and a second table and chair mounted on the wall. The tables are connected by a long piece of newsprint. While viewing the exhibition, attendees had the opportunity to vote for the “People’s Choice Award” and give their opinions on their favorite two–dimensional and three–dimensional pieces. Marlowe won the three– dimensional people’s choice award, and Georgetown College Senior Lucas Wimann won the two–dimensional people’s choice award for one of his photographs. Marlow said, “I was very impressed with the exhibition as a whole. It was amazing to see the work of so many talented students across the state. I love when the galleries display student work because I know that it encourages me as a student. Knowing that I’m
fantastic job playing Newt Scamander. Newt’s character is so earnest and full of love for the creatures and people around him that you can’t help but fall in love with his character yourself. Dan Folger as Jacob Kowalski is a joy on the screen as well. He offers a lot of comedy to the film and does his best trying to be a fish–out–of–water who is in way over his head. The pair develops a quick friendship with excellent chemistry, and (sorry to compare it to “Harry Potter”) it reminds me of the friendship of the young kids in the early films of its predecessor. This film was a lot of fun and a good start to J.K. Rowling’s newest franchise. Any fantasy fan should be able to enjoy this movie, so give it a watch if you haven’t yet!
Art exhibit showcases student work
By DOUG MOLLETT News Editor On Wednesday, Nov. 16, the Georgetown College Wilson Fine Arts Gallery opened a new exhibition. State of Fine Arts is an exhibition featuring two–dimensional and three–dimensional works from art students from colleges and universities across the state of Kentucky. Pieces in the exhibit have been created with a variety of different media including oil and canvas, acrylic, wood, paper and plastic. Students from schools all across Kentucky have works being shown in the exhibit. Participating schools include Georgetown College, the University of Kentucky, the University of Louisville, Eastern Kentucky University, Thomas More College, Western Kentucky University, Spalding University, Berea College, Centre College, Transylvania University, Murray State University, Kentucky Wesleyan College, Jefferson Community and
looking at work that students my age did gives me motivation for my work to be the same quality. “And for students who aren’t artists, I hope they can visit the exhibition and feel motivated to take on their studies, tests, and experiments with the same passion and vigor that all these different pieces inspire.” The exhibition will remain at the Wilson Fine Arts Gallery at the Anne Wright Wilson Fine Arts Building located at the corner of East College and South Mulberry Streets until Friday, Dec. 16. Regular gallery hours are Wednesday—Friday, 12–4:30 p.m., or by appointment.
It is okay to be a conservative in college
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By PEYTON GRIFFEE Staff Writer
There are many stereotypes in this country about being a young college student. One of those stereotypes is that we, as college students, all tend to trend left in regards to politics. In popular culture, and the collective mind of this country, young people are often automatically portrayed as liberal. It is often also portrayed that being a conservative is somehow wrong or weird. I am here to tell you that that is not the case. In fact there is nothing wrong at all about being a conservative in college. No two
people think exactly the same. Everyone has all kinds of differing opinions. Just because you are young doesn’t mean you automatically have to be liberal. In fact, on Georgetown’s campus alone, I have talked to many students who are in fact conservative thinkers. Being a conservative is not wrong. It does not mean you are automatically hateful, bigoted or racist. Being a conservative comes down to just a few things: In regards to economics, we believe in the free market. We believe that capitalism is the best choice for how to run a market. We, as conservatives, believe in protecting the con-
stitution and holding on to the things that make this country so special. The great thing about being a conservative is that it really is a big tent. Being a conservative might mean something different between two people. I would like to challenge those reading this to check out what being a conservative means. If you tend to think of yourself as liberal because that is how everyone in college thinks, I challenge you to check out different conservative movements in this country. I would almost guarantee that you have more in common with some aspects of conservatism than you think.
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November 30, 2016 Page 11
Political Cartoon of the Week
United we stand, divided we fall...or do we?
By BAILEE BOGGESS Staff Writer
Well, it’s officially three weeks post–election. America has become so divided because of the election that communication between liberals and conservatives is becoming impossible. The election of Donald Trump has sparked major controversy amongst those who voted Democratic. As a Hillary supporter, I have to say that I was extremely disappointed at the results. However, I was not so disappointed that I have felt the need to participate in violent protesting. There is a fine line between being angry about the outcome of an election, and doing something about it. Being violent about it does absolutely nothing for our cause. These protests are popping up all over the country. There are even some hitting close to home in Lexington. Social media has been where many people have taken
their opinions. Whether what is being shared is political facts or opinion articles, there always seems to be something condescending that has to be said. Out of my 1,000+ Facebook friends, I am constantly getting negative comments if I share something regarding Hillary or something that reflects a Democratic ideal. However, that’s not something that I get too concerned with. It happened before the election to both Republicans and Democrats. Perhaps, though, what infuriates me the most are those who are chastising the millennial generation. As a member of this group myself, I take it very offensively when those older than I call my generation “crybabies,” ungrateful, unappreciative and lazy. So what if a portion of us wanted Hillary Clinton to win the election? Because of this little thing called freedom of speech, we, along with everyone else
in the nation, have the right to express our discontent as much as we want. I can’t tell you the amount of memes that I’ve seen with depictions of babies, or something else juvenile, with a caption that is equally as degrading. An article published under the pseudonym Tyler Durden on www.zerohedge.com lists seven things in his message to the “entitled, spoiled, anti– intellectual brats who place too much emphasis on feelings and nowhere near enough emphasis on critical thinking.” His reasons are: • Your feelings are largely irrelevant • You cannot be whatever you want to be • Gender studies is a waste of money • If you live in America, you’re already in the 1% • You don’t have a right to it just because you exist • You DO have the right
to live as you please, but not to demand people accept it • The only safe space is your home. Quite frankly, the ignorant individual who wrote this obviously has no concern about the rising generation of Americans. We are the future CEOs, doctors, lawyers and more. Instead of shaming us and brushing us off as idiots who are merely children and deserve to be silenced, actually take into consideration the fact that we are striving to get college educations and further ourselves. Realize that a solid amount of us actually went to the polls to vote for a cause that we believed in. We represent a huge chunk of the population, and our voices are meant to be heard and not to be pushed under the rug. So, I ask that those who are not satisfied with the outcome of the election to continue to fight for the causes that are
near and dear to your heart. Remember that no matter what your political party is, whether you identify as a liberal or as a conservative, it is still important that you share your voice. We live in a country where diversity is considered beautiful, and we should be lucky that our nation embraces those who do not seem stereotypical ‘American.’ It is important that we continue to identify as different things, no matter who the president of the United States is. Therefore, we absolutely will not fall when divided if we have the ability to remain standing firmly on our ideals and have the competence to cooperate with others who do not see eye to eye with us. This, readers of the Georgetonian, is the last you will hear from me about the election. Here’s to the next four years of working with each other in harmony!
T H E B A C K PA G E By RACHEL CHEATHAM
A woman who wants the ability to fly
This is one gee williker of an article
This is a fictional work. Four a.m., after three Red Bulls and I was still finishing my paper due in seven hours. My mind wondered why I was even pursuing a degree which might not even matter. It’s not like I’m guaranteed a job after graduation. But, my internal fears of not being able to pay off my debt worth thousands of dollars will have to be put on hold, as I must write a paper about something which relates in no way to my current major. It’s great. #blessed. As I finish off my red bull, I put my ear buds back in, and pray for inspiration. Let’s just hope God is listening. “Hey, wake up!” I’m jostled awake by my roommate. I look at my clock. Eight thirty, asleep for an hour. I get ready, which means putting on a hat, shoes and changing my shirt. Hopefully one without a stain, because I haven’t done laundry in a week. It’s a waste of energy, and I don’t have the emotional strength to tackle it right now. Heading out the door, about to meet up with my professors, at this point, I’m praying for a miracle. “Well, your argument is pretty solid, and the structure of the paper flows decently well. With a couple minor revisions this could be a great paper.” “Professor, to be honest, I need more than a ‘great’ I need ‘fantastic’ otherwise I could lose my scholarship. Is there any chance for extra credit?” “You know I have a zero extra credit policy. You deserve the grade for the work you put in.” “Following the same argument professor, couldn’t more work deserve a better grade so long as it was outside
the normal curriculum?” “I’ll tell you what.” He looks around the office. “This,” he picks a book off the shelf, “if you can steal this painting then I’ll give you fifteen points of extra credit.” “Wait...really?” “Yes. I have a friend who can help you out, and if you succeed then you’ll be able to secure your scholarship, deal?” “Ummm...ok...?” A couple days pass, and I walk back into my professor’s office with the painting despite all odds. His ‘friend’ was a known thief, Nepharyous, a major leader of the Disciples of the Desired. I found out the total amount of their ‘findings’ went over a billion dollars after the painting incident. “Here.” Exhausted, I hand him the painting. “Don’t forget your part.” I walk out without looking back. I collapse on my bed, about to drift off to the escape of sleep when my roommate bursts in. My eyes open and see her mouth hang open as she sees my injuries. “What on earth happened?” She demands, walking over to me. “I could say the same to you.” I look over her, and her injuries could rival mine. “You first,” she says. “I...fell.” “Fell?” “Yeah, down a staircase.” “Why didn’t you text me?” “My phone broke on the way down.” “That’s awful!” “What about you? You’re covered in bruises!” “I tripped while I was running.” “Since when do you run?” “Well, I was stressed and thought it
would help.” “Did it?” “Obviously not.” She turns on the television, and the news comes on. The first story follows the recent theft. “Can you believe this?” She turns to me. “What?” “How someone could steal something so valuable, like it’s nothing?” “Maybe they had other reasons...” “What do you mean?” “I don’t know, maybe they just have different priorities than the rest of us.” Disbelief colors her voice as she asks, “What’s more important than morality?” I give a dry laugh. “I could think of a couple things. But, I need to get some sleep, do you mind turning it down?” “Sure thing.” After I wake up from my nap, I check my email on my laptop since my roommate is still in the room. I’ve gotten an email from two other professors saying: “Hello, Congratulations on your academic achievement. Please stop by my office to receive further information about your extra credit assignment. Sincerely, Your Ongoing Nightmare” Ok, so they didn’t actually sign their emails with “Your Ongoing Nightmare”, but it felt like they did. I make my way to my professor’s office, to ask about the emails from the others, but to my surprise they’re already present. Great. #blessedagain. “First and foremost, a marvelous job with the painting. Better than anything we previously anticipated.” The
other professors nod with agreement. “Anticipated? What does that mean?” “It means you passed initiation, and if you want, you can join us.” “Us?” “Disciples of the Desired.” Another professor speaks up, “If you join, you’ll be able to keep four percent of the value of the items you, ahem, find.” “I could quit my job working at Walmart?” She nods. “You could graduate without any debt. And if you perform as well as you did in your first exam, then you may stay within our organization after graduation. That’s how I joined.” Silently, I think over my choices. If I join, I’ll have a job, scholarship, all worries covered. If I don’t...well...that doesn’t seem to be a choice. “I won’t kill anyone?” “Of course not. We’re thieves, not butchers. Do we have an agreement?” I take a deep breath. “...Yes. But, I get to pick my name.” “Fair enough. Then let’s move on to your next assignment. The pest you met a couple of days ago, when you were helping Nepharyous, we want you to keep her busy, distract her from our missions.” Later that night... “Night Mare, you evil slug, you can’t escape from me! I will catch you and make you pay for your crimes. ” “You know, Lady,” I say beginning to run away, “I’m made of three things: coffee, pizza, and a large dash of stress. Last time I checked that wasn’t a recipe for evil.” As I hear her starting to chase after me, I could’ve sworn her eyes looked eerily familiar...