October 23, 2013 Volume CXXXIII Issue 7
Governor proclaims Private College Day Dr. Greene among private college representatives in the Capitol By CALIESHA COMLEY News Editor Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear named Oct. 22 “Private College Appreciation Day”, recognizing the excellent post-secondary opportunities provided in the Bluegrass by schools such as Asbury University, Berea College, Centre
College, and our very own Georgetown College. Kentucky is home to 20 of these institutions which, according to the Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities (AIKCU), enroll upwards of 36,000 students and produce more than 8,000 degrees annually. AIKCU is the member
organization which represents these college and universities. Though they receive no state funds, colleges like Georgetown are still able to accept student aid administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority. This arrangement is praised for the affordable, alternative and high-quality options given to students at little cost to the Commonwealth. On Oct. 22 in Frankfort, representatives from the pri-
vate colleges and universities gathered to meet with alumni and other private college affiliates to celebrate their achievements. President Greene, who just took office at Georgetown on Monday, was among the representatives. Earlier on Tuesday, Dr. Greene was welcomed to the state and the AIKCU by the governor as one of his many initiatory events leading to the Private College Appreciation Day reception Source: Facebook.com later that evening. Gov. Beshear with Dr. Greene.
GC welcomes new president Dr. Greene By JACKIE KNIGHT
to the arrival of GC’s new first family. Dr. Dwaine Greene and Mrs. Carolyn Greene If last Monday around arrived on campus this week noon you were overwhelmed and Georgetown College gave by a monstrous cheer, the them a warm welcome. sound of trumpets blaring Warm, genuine and full of and the booming beat of the spirit, the new president and GC step team, don’t worry. his wife got a taste of what GC That was campus’ response is all about at their reception in front of the historic Giddings Hall. There was even a presidential banner signed by hundreds of students waiting for them. The Tiger Band really impressed with an energy that put everyone in a celebrating mood and a volume that left the whole campus shaking. All decked out The Georgetonian/WESLEY FOLSOM in uniform and teaming President Greene recieves his presi- with school pride, they dental medallion. really spoke for the tiger Staff Writer
spirit. “The welcoming was more than an excuse for students to miss or be late to class; everyone was legitimately excited for the occasion,” said Meagan Henry, a sophomore in the The Georgetonian/WESLEY FOLSOM Pep band. “It was The Step Team performs at Giddings. great to see the GC community gather the way we did because it his presidential medallion up shows how hopeful and opti- in front of the crowd and, after mistic we all are for the new a few words on how excited he changes that are happening.” was to become a new member The turnout for the event of the Georgetown commuwas mostly faculty, photogra- nity, the Step Team welcomed phers, and students. Everyone him in a way that only they was eager after a long wait to can: a heart pounding step see Georgetown’s new pres- routine that threw the crowd ident take his place here on into cheers. campus. President Greene received
Student Life photo contest
By COLLIN SMITH Photo Editor
GC Student Life will be hosting a photo contest to fill the frames of the third floor hallway! Georgetown students are invited to submit photos of their Georgetown experience. Photos can be of anything that you feel represents Georgetown life from treasured Georgetown traditions, adventures abroad, to the everyday student experience. Chosen photos will hang in the Student Center and Honorable Mentions will be featured on the GC Student Life Facebook page. Photos must be submitted to GCStudentLife@georgetowncollege.edu by October 31 at midnight to be considered.
News The Green Dot comes to campus
Headlines Sponsored by Global Scholars
The Green Dot is committed to eradicating violence by equipping individuals and groups with effective prevention and intervention techniques By CRISTIAN NÚÑEZ
A line of wildfires nearly 1,000 miles long threatens the state of New South Wales, Australia A violin played by the Titanic’s bandleader as the ship sank sold at auction Saturday for more than $1.7 million at a UK-based auction house The United Nations estimates that 4.25 million people are internally displaced in Syria as a result of ongoing conflict Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch release highly critical reports suggesting that some of the U.S. drone attacks may constitute war crimes Schools, major roads and an airport remained closed Tuesday, as a thick cloud of filthy smog smothered the northeastern Chinese city of Harbin
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prevention program in the UK, but it has now spread across international boundaries and has even gained some After a decade of work and research significant traction here in the U.S. It on violence, Dr. Dorothy J. Edwards has proven to be especially popular felt as if progress against violence had on college campuses. Green Dot has come to a standstill. She delved into already been launched on Ky. camresearch, specifically research done puses like U of L, Berea, and surrounding violence against Transy. women. She soon realized On Oct. 22, that across many differGreen Dot made ent disciplines there its way to existed a multitude of Georgetown theories and strategies College’s that emphasized precampus. In Giddings Lawn @ 6 p.m. the Ward venting violence at its source. Room of Thursday, Oct. 24 Dr. Edwards took the Ensor her research and decided Resource to apply a multidisciand Learning plinary approach the battle Center, a Nexus against violence. Touring the event sponsored country, going to colleges and high by the ladies of Sigma schools, Dr. Edwards addressed the facKappa and Kappa Delta offitors and environments in which violence cially kicked off Green Dot’s arrival on is prevalent. Georgetown’s Campus. Heading up the After learning from a few mistakes, kick off, Kristin Parks, from the Green a new and improved Green Dot pre- Dot movement, spoke about how to take vention strategy grew out of feedback preemptive action against domestic vioand collaboration from professionals, lence. community members, and students. To follow the introduction of the The strategy that grew out of this evo- Green Dot movement yesterday, a lutionary idea came to emphasize the power of the common bystander. Violence is a common phenomenon; however the Green Dot prevention strategy rejects the notion that it has to be. By adopting a social change paradigm, the Green Dot movement aims to elevate people’s consciousness about violence in its varied forms and empowering, not just one or two individuals, but anyone to take action against it. Dr. Edwards began the Green Dot Staff Writer
The Green Dot Launch Party
Learn the power of the bystander!
launch party wil be held on Oct. 24. In the spirit of Green Dot’s multidisciplinary approach, the combined efforts of the Student Wellness Center, the Center for Civic Engagement, Dr. Price’s Trauma Class, Dr. Cribbs’s Gender class, Psychology Club, SWAGS, and Sociology Club organized the launch party. The launch party opens the opportunity for students to learn about Green Dot and violence prevention. Students will hear from Parks, who is also the Educator for Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center and will be able to visit a number of booths with the additional bonus of NEXUS credit. Megan Redditt, who works with victims of violence as a counselor at Georgetown College’s Wellness Center, expressed the intended outcome of Green Dot’s role on campus. She explains, “The goal of the event and the continued mission of the Green Dot movement on Georgetown College’s campus is to empower students to make a difference in violence prevention by exposing them to the power of the bystander and giving them tools that they can immediately put into practice.”
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GAC presents Wacky Wednesday Comedy Slam By JOEL REIHMER Contributing Writer This Wednesday, Oct. 23, Georgetown Activities Council (GAC) will be putting on a Wacky Wednesday Comedy Slam. The opening comedian will be the acclaimed, yet extremely awkward and ironic Jacob Williams. You may know Williams from his feature skit on “America’s Got Talent.” On the show, Williams advanced to the semi-finals. “America’s Got Talent” celebrity judge Howie Mandel claimed that Williams earned the title of “the best act of the night.” In the years before his national television debut, Williams won many stand-up contests and performed for comedy specials on SHOWTIME. He has also been featured in E! News, Roll-
ing Stone, and other forms of media. Williams is based in Chicago where he studied improvisation at the legendary Second City Training Center. The headliner for this Wednesday is Dale Jones. You might have seen Dale Jones from Season 6 of “Last Comic Standing,” where he was a semi-finalist. Jones has also been featured on TBS, NBC, Fox and Canadian Comedy Central. He bases his work out of Nashville ,where he has been doing comedy since 1993. Jones, like Williams, studied at the world-renowned Second City in Chicago, and has toured throughout the United States, Canada and abroad. GAC encourages you not to miss this amazing night of Comedy that will be taking part in the Grille Starting at 9 p.m.
Chef Miguel wins Battle of the Chefs Competition last night
The Georgetonian/ALEX COURTENAY
Georgetown’s chef Miguel competed against a chefs from Transylvania University and Centre College Monday afternoon. The mystery ingredients used for the competition were rabbit, taro root, mango, orange and some sort of lettuce.
Kellie McMurry and horse, Charlie.
Charlie explores Georgetown.
Equine week is underway
By ANNA MEURER Copy Editor You may have noticed an abundance of equine related objects on campus this week, from posters to real horses in the rec field. Get excited; it’s Equine Week! Sponsored by the Equine Scholars Program, the week is designed to introduce Georgetown to horses and the program. The idea for Equine Week originated last year when several scholars noted that while the Equine Scholars Program was nationally known, very few students on campus knew much about it and some didn’t know that it existed at all. Director Chelsey Reid said, “Equine Week is designed to share with campus the things that scholars are regularly exposed to and provide students the opportunity to connect with a horse, especially since they are attending school in the middle of the horse capital of the world.” The best part of the event, according to Reid, is that it is largely scholar-driven in ideas, volunteer effort, and promotion. “I’m really proud of
them,” Reid said. Equine Week kicked off Monday with scholars passing out candy with fun equine facts outside of the Caf and meeting President Greene. Yesterday, the scholars brought horses to campus for “Pet a Horse Day,” which took place between Pawling and the Chapel. The event was well attended, and few people proved able to resist petting Charlie and Ransom. Reid said, “I think it’s going really well. We had so many students come up and say that they’d never petted a horse, and they really seemed to enjoy the experience.” Equine Week continues today from 4-6 p.m. in the Jones Hall Nelson Suite with an introduction to equine sports, which also happens to be a NEXUS event. Thursday sees horses return to campus as current scholar Caroline Adams and alumnae Hayley Barbato give dressage and jumping riding demonstrations in the rec field. The week wraps up Friday with scholars wearing their gear. Photos from past events can be found on the program’s Facebook page, “Georgetown College Equine Scholars Program.”
World Series is going to bleed red By TYLER PHILLIPS Sports Writer Today marks the date of the first game of the 2013 World Series. In a repeat of the 2004 series, the St. Louis Cardinals will be taking on the Boston Red Sox in a best-ofseven showdown for the title. Both teams having secured the best record in their respective leagues, fans should anticipate a display of well-fought baseball throughout this year’s fall classic. Competition will begin in Boston, with the first pitch of the championship scheduled for 8:07 p.m. In addition to chalking up
97 wins and 65 losses in regular season play, the Red Sox enter the series after proving their caliber in a slew of challeng-
the Detroit Tigers to earn their spot in baseball’s most coveted game. The Red Sox are anticipated to start pitcher John Lester in game one. With a regular season record of 15-8 and a 3.75 earned run average, the starter should pose a significant threat to the visfox2now.com iting Cardinals, The World Series begins in Boston. having already been victorious in ing play-off matchups. After his only previous World Series an initial bye, Boston fended effort. off the Tampa Bay Rays and Matching the Red Sox’s
season to the letter, the St. Louis Cardinals entered the post season with an eerily identical record of 97-65. After a bye of their own, the Cardinals achieved placement in the World Series via successive victories over the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Cardinals have reported that they will start veteran pitcher Adam Wainwright against Lester in Game one of the series. No stranger to post-season play himself, Wainwright enters the series boasting an impressive record of 4-1 in four separate seasons of playoff competition. In fact,
Wainwright’s playoff success dates back to his rookie season in 2006, in which the pitcher closed the final game of the World Series with an impressive curveball strikeout. This year’s series stands out for its potential to bring explosive gameplay between two very evenly pitted opponents. With lengthy histories standing behind both teams, victory for either side would prove itself to be a testament to long-standing tradition and loyalty in two highly noteworthy organizations.
Olympics brings up this question. Are figure skating and curling sports or just competitions? What about chess, ballet or NASCAR racing? According to dictionary. com, a sport is “an athletic activity requiring skill or physical prowess and often
Chess, poker and arguably billiards are all games, or ”competitive activit[ies] involving skill, chance or endurance on the part of two or more persons who play according to a set of rules, usually for their own amusement or for that of spectators” (dictionary.com). Sports encompass races or “contest[s] of speed, as in running, riding, driving, or sailing” (dictionary.com). NASCAR is debatable, however. If one is willing to concede that it requires physical prowess, then it is indeed a sport. Horse racing and dogsled racing are sports as well. Even a hot dog eating contest is a sport when you consider that professionals train
their bodies for the events. They are athletic (“involving the use of physical skills or capabilities, as strength, agility, or stamina”), skilled and competitive (dictionary. com). Obviously, sport is a broad category with a place for many to get involved. So, inquire further when you hear that someone “plays sports.”
Student asks: What are sports?
By LEANNDRA PADGETT Copy Editor
What constitutes a sport? Do cheerleading or wife carrying fit into this category? People often argue that their favorite activities are indeed sports, but where is the line drawn? Even watching the
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of a competitive nature.” If this definition is to be trusted, then cheerleading, gymnastics and dance competitions are sports, as are competitive fishing and hunting. A performance based activity, such as a noncompetitive ballet or juggling show would not be sports, however.
Oct. 27 @ Point Park 1:00 p.m. Oct. 26 @ Asbury 7:00 p.m. Oct. 25 @ Viterbo 1:00 p.m. Oct. 26 vs. Pikeville 1:30 p.m.
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GC football loses heartbreaker
By ERIC BALMER Sports Writer Last year, the Georgetown College football team hosted the University of the Cumberlands in a high scoring duel. GC came out on top in the nerve-racking contest, but this year our Tigers couldn’t claw their way to victory. Last Saturday UC, ranked No. 2 in the nation, edged out No. 11 GC by the score of 38-35. UC was able to accomplish something they haven’t been able to for several years; for the first time since 2008, the Patriots defeated the Tigers. Possibly the biggest difference between the two teams was in rushing yards: Cumberlands ran for 309 yards while
Georgetown only managed Faced with a tough decision, Sowder ran it in for six. After 48 yards. Although neither their coach, John Bland, put his the first score, each team traded team’s defense was outstand- trust in his freshman quarter- blows. UC then responded ing, the amount of rushing back to get the job done. with a touchdown of their own yards given up may have been Although this game was and, a few minutes later, a field GC’s downfall. goal. GC responded Even though Georgeto that with another town was down 10 rushing touchdown points with just over by Sowder. At halffive minutes to go, they time, C u m b e rlands fought back. Quarterscored a rushing back Neal Pawsat led touchdown to be up the Tigers on a 75-yard by three. drive, which ended with The first score a touchdown reception of the third quarter by Branden Burdette. was from UC’s star Cumberlands got the georgetowncollegeathletics.com freshman, Adam ball back with just under GC couldn’t find a way to win last week. Craig, who ran for three minutes left to play the touchdown. As in regulation. Several running high scoring, the first quarter the second half wore on, each plays landed the Patriots close was scoreless. Georgetown team traded off scoring. to first down territory, but was the team to finally get Several GC players had they still needed a few inches. on the scoreboard after Zach solid contributions. Pawsat
threw for 341 yards with 21 completions, three touchdowns and zero interceptions. Logan Crockett ended the day with 65 yards receiving. Burdette had 30 yards receiving and two touchdowns, and Ben Brandon Patenaude had an incredible seven catches for 155 yards. Defensively, Brock Messina and Jaylan Bailey both had solid games with 11 tackles, along with an interception by Bailey. Georgetown hopes to turn around their luck against the University of Pikeville. The game is 1:30 p.m. on Saturday at home.
Georgetown wins on Senior Night By ERIC BALMER Sports Editor Senior Night for the GC volleyball team was a success. Georgetown celebrated the dedication and play of Emily Weber and Kathryn Smith for their four years of play as Tigers. With the win, the Lady Tigers picked up their 104th win in four years. La s t M o n d a y n i g h t, Georgetown (23-7 overall, 12-2 Mid-South Conference) beat down St. Catharine (15-10, 9-5 overall) in four sets. GC smothered St. Catharine, winning by the scores of 25-21, 25-22, 22-25
and 25-17. The seniors played well for their special night. They combined for 20 kills, with Weber recording 13 and Smith managing seven. Other GC players contributing multiple kills were Allyson Wilbourn, who had 16, and Caraline Maher with 13. All around, different players stepped up to make crucial plays as they were needed. There was a kill recorded by Weber that started a rally in the first set. Sophomore Corri Mucha, who suffered an injury in the beginning of the season, came back with a solid perfor-
mance; she had three straight points, all of them on kills. In set two, St. Catharine gave Georgetown a hard time. But Wilbourn again started the GC momentum with a kill, and Mucha recorded a block before Lauren Schneidtmiller had a kill to put the Lady Tigers in control. Although there was lots of emotions on this special night, Coach Nick Griffin was proud of how his team was focused and came out on top. “We battled and worked. The emotions of Senior Night can always be hard, but I think in that fourth set we really found
our rhythm” (georgetowncollegeathletics.com). Even though the Lady Tigers lost one set, they were always in control; the outcome of the match was clear all the way throughout. The GC volleyball team looks to add to their success during the Boneyard Brawl, which is this coming Friday and Saturday. On Friday, Georgetown faces Vitero at 1 p.m., Texas Brownsville at 7 p.m. They play Embry-Riddle at 11:30 a.m. and Point Park at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday.
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Senior Spotlight: Evan Jacoby By ANNA MEURER Copy Editor When it comes to Georgetown, Evan Jacoby is a man of many colors. The Lexington native says he chose Georgetown for the small school environment and athletic opportunities. He was on the football team his freshman and sophomore years as an offensive lineman but eventually decided to focus on schoolwork instead. A Chemistry major, Biology minor, Evan is also a member of GC PALS, STEMM Fellow, and a Chemistry tutor. He says his favorite class was organic chemistry because, “Although the material was difficult, I enjoyed it because it was something completely new and abstract compared to general chemistry. Furthermore, that class was filled with
amazing people, several of which are some of my closest friends on campus.” Interested in pursuing a medical degree since high school, Evan just finished applying to med school and is awaiting acceptances and interview requests. Though he’s not sure what type of medicine he’d like to practice yet, his goal is “to serve underprivileged communities around the world by providing for their healthcare needs.” Outside of the classroom, it’s hard to keep track of him. A large part of his time is dedicated to his fraternity, Pi Kappa Alpha, of which he serves as Vice President as well as the RD of their hall. In his free time, Evan also enjoys playing video games, working out, and dancing in addition to WWE Wrestling. Last year, he was awarded the prestigious
Jon Balmer, a former housemate, says “Evan was the only reason we ever had women over at our house.” Adds Collin Smith, “Evan Jacoby is the man you want to marry.” Reflecting back on his time at GC, Evan says, “While I don’t have any specific ‘favorite’ memories to point to, I can say that time spent with friends is what I will cherish the most. That includes random karaoke sessions Source: facebook.com in the shower, late night “The reward is not the result of “How I Met Your Mother” college, it’s the journey you take marathons, and, of course, getting there.” - Evan Jacoby Hongs trips.” His advice for new and “Phi Guy” title by the Phi Mu returning students? “Finally, sorority. my advice for returning stuFriends describe him as dents. Cherish the process compassionate, a devoted behind the college experience. Christian, funny, and possess- I don’t remember what I scored ing a sarcastic sense of humor. on all my tests, but I remember
the hours spent with friends studying for them. Likewise, I don’t remember who won songfest last year, but I do remember spending time in the cafeteria as we awaited our turn and laughs enjoyed while preparing our skit. The reward is not the result of college, it’s the journey you take getting there.”
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Students enjoy Keeneland College Scholarship Day
Erica Hagan and Maddie Quail pose after a horse race.
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The weather was perfect for the occasion.
Senior Lynsey Jordan, alum Ashlie Davis, and Shaun Summit take a break from classes.
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SAM raises over $500 through tournament By CALIESHA COMLEY
town competcess. SAM hopes to see all of improved lining and working itors, and two these teams and many others conditions for workers around teams from at the spring tournament. It’s the globe. This event will take Nearly every semester Hanover Colnever too early to start form- place from 7-9 p.m. and will be for the past three years the lege in Indiana. ing teams, GC students! accompanied by an interactive Georgetown College Student Though the SAM will host one more exhibit on the second floor of the Abolitionist Movement (SAM) sky was overevent this semester, and it is LRC. has hosted an Ultimate Frisbee cast, teams were sure to be the largest yet. On Additionally, Director of Not Tournament to raise aware- optimistic about Nov. 21, fair trade vendors For Sale KY Brittney Thomas will ness about anti-human traf- a day of fun from across the state will be featured at 6 p.m. as she talks ficking initiatives, as well as c o m p e t i t i o n . again gather in the LRC for the about domestic human trafficking The Georgetonian/ CALIESHA COMLEY Holiday Fair Trade Market. funds to support those orga- After a short issues. The following day will see nizations. Each year SAM is welcome and Despite the weather the frisbee tournament This is a prime opportunity the return of Orange Friday stump overwhelmed by the level of introduction to had a great turn-out. for holiday shopping that speeches about conscious consumparticipation and enthusiasm SAM’s mission, also promotes fair wages and erism on the steps of Giddings. for the tournament. the teams played two rounds out the day. Both teams have The Fall 2013 Backhand- which would determine their participated in the SAM touring Slavery Ultimate Frisbee seeding in the bracket. nament before, and it was a Tournament proved no excepHowever, before tourna- pleasure to reward their sup“This is what happens to you if you’re a turtle, tion. Six teams, a total of 50 ment play could begin, win- port over the past few years. Frisbee players, came to the ter-like breezes and a steady This year, subtracting only but I don’t think we have any turtles in class here Georgetown REC field early stream of chilly rain soaked costs for providing breakfast today...” -Dr. Stevens both fields and snacks for the players, Posted on the “Quote My Georgetown Professor” Facebook group and players. SAM was ecstatic to devote Despite miser- all of the proceeds from the able weather tournament to the India-based c o n d i t i o n s , anti-human trafficking movemost teams ment YouCanFree.Us. The decided to con- organization provides restortinue playing. ative care to women exiting the Each team had sex slavery industry, including an extremely women forced into the induspositive atti- try through human trafficking. tude about the The movement is directed weather and by Sujo John, a recent visitor to The Georgetonian/ CALIESHA COMLEY even expressed Georgetown College and guest Some of Saturday’s participants clearly thanks for the speaker who shared with the have Matrix-like ultimate frisbee skills. opportunity to campus his Sept. 11 survival support SAM. story last month. YouCanFree. last Saturday morning to begin At the end of the tourna- Us will receive more than $500 warming up. Participating ment, it was the combined from SAM in the next month to teams included a group of cur- Hanover College Team that help fund their efforts. rent GC students led by junior came out with a well-deSAM is sincerely grateConnor Mook, a gathering of served win in the champion- ful for the generous support, recent Georgetown graduates ship game. Second place was awesome talents, and positive captained by Katie Sanders earned by the team of local attitudes of all the players and The Georgetonian/COLLIN SMITH (’13), a team from Aldersgate players who played consis- volunteers that contributed to This week’s Horse Hugger is junior Adam Wetherington. Camp, a group of local George- tently strong games through- make the tournament a sucNews Editor
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Pickering designs sets for “Les Misérables” By ALEX COURTENAY
show should look and feel. I wanted to meet those expectations as best I could, but I also wanted to bring my own indiRobert Pickering was recently vidual touch to the design. I jumped hired by UK Opera/Theater to design right in to the anticipation (and hope) of and build the set for “Les Misérables.” getting the job and began preliminary Unfortunately, the show is over and research including making arrangethe set has been striked. But I did have ments to see the current national tourthe opportunity to ask Pickering about ing productions —which happened to his time and experience with the “Les be in Canada at the time! I had about Misérables” show. eight weeks to immerse myself in What do you teach at Georgetown research, design, construction, paintCollege? ing, hiring crews, rental facilities, purI teach THE227, which is the tech- chasing materials, keeping track of nical theater or production course in expenses, etc. There was lots of artisthe department of theater and film. We tic work but lots of practical business focus on the behind the scenes elements work as well. It was a bit consuming, of live theater with an emphasis on the but I had lots of very good help along five main areas for the theatre: scen- the way! ery/properties, lighting, costumes/ “Les Misérables” is such a wellmakeup, sound and projections. known musical, how did you put your How long have you designed and own personal touch on the set? built theater sets? There were certain elements of the I have been designing, building and touring production that the producpainting scenery for nearly 30 years. ers were really attracted to, and there How would you describe your were beautiful, grand, cinematic eleexperience working on a musical like ments that the movie brought forth that “Les Misérables”? would be out of scope for use on the The show is rather iconic with stage. These existing productions were worldwide recognition and many loyal among my research. I wanted to find fans. Of course there was also a recent, the essence of what made these “looks” award winning, major motion picture work and build from them - to present version which brought on many new them in a way that was not a repeat but fans. I knew there would be high but more of an inspiration. I also wanted undefined expectations for how the the story, which has many scenes, characters and plot lines, to be understood by the first time viewer. I wanted the scenes to be as clear as possible to them. What was the creative process of coming up with the set design? The creative process required lots and lots and lots of research. I looked at many photos of Paris by Source: Matt Goins/www.Kentucky.com Pickering wanted “Les Misérables’” storyline to photographer Charles Marville and also the paintings of be understood by first—time viewer. Eugene Delacroix and others. Staff Writer
I viewed three of four film versions of the story plus the latest musical version. I listened to different cast recordings over and over to get a sense of the flow of the story and the emotional dynamics. When I actually started to gets things on paper, I started with a basic ground plan of the set and Source: Matt Goins/www.Kentucky.com then developed and tweaked The cast appears in front of the gorgeous sets. it after meeting with the producers and director a few times. I shared ideas and thoughts We are always welcoming people about the look, feel and colors of the to participate in our productions here show. Further on in the process, I built on campus. I think that working on as a scale model of the set and presented many shows as possible is the best way it to the cast. I believe the model helped to gain experience and knowledge. Of the director, the cast and myself. I had course the THE227 class introduces a more clearly visual understanding a lot of material from design theory of the scenery, the levels, the moving to theatre and stage types to how to pieces, so they were a bit more pre- analyze a script for its design requirepared for what they were going to have ments. But it’s not all about theatre to move around on. classes either. Good understanding of What other productions, plays, art, art history, architecture and basic musicals and/or theaters have you construction techniques are essential, done/worked for? but I also think it is equally important I have worked on hundreds of for designers to understand acting, as shows in numerous venues, including it is imperative for actors to understand the Santa Fe Opera and Utah Shake- the technical aspects of theatre. I don’t speare Festival, and I have built and think that either element can truly painted sets that were presented on flourish without understanding, apprestages in Texas, Georgia, Florida and ciating and supporting the other. California. “Les Misérables” is probably one of the largest I have worked on — over 25 scene changes! — but one of my favorite productions was Georgetown College’s fall 2012 production of “The 39 Steps.” I never got tired of watching that show, the set changes and the numerous characters that the actors transformed into each night. Do you have any advice Source: Matt Goins/www.Kentucky.com for students who are interJean Valjean shares a special moment with ested in designing and buildhis young ward, Cosette. ing sets?
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“Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” offers welcome break to stressed students
By ANNA MEURER Copy Editor
Last Friday, I took advantage of GAC’s Movies on Us night and ventured out to see what the Theatres of Georgetown had to offer. In desperate need of a good laugh and having read, seen and loved the first movie, I decided to give “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” a shot. Directed by Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn, the movie was definitely designed to capitalize on the strengths of the first but fell short of its predecessor. The film relied less on the clever quips and endearing characters that made the first so enjoyable and instead opted for exaggeration, an unimaginative plot and continuous puns. “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” was based on a book of the same name, but the sequel does not continue the trend and is instead the product of its creators’ imaginations. The film picks up where the first left off, with the return of eccentric inventor Flint’s
(Bill Hader) food-making machine, the FLDSMDFR. Alongside his group of friends including girlfriend Sam (Anna Faris), father Tim (James Caan), Officer Earl (Terry Crews), Manny (Benjamin Bratt), Brent (Andy Samberg) and pet monkey Steve (Neil Patrick Harris), Flint must venture back to his island home to once again deal with the consequences of the machine. Once they arrive, they find the island overrun with “foodimals,” including shrimpanzees, watermelephants, tacodiles and talking strawberries. In order to keep the plot from sounding too rehashed (spoiler alert), the directors introduced a new villain, Chester V (Will Forte), who is determined to use the foodimals to further his nutrition bar empire. Staying true to the classical children’s movie plotline, Flint aids Chester, eventually realizes that he was wrong about the foodimals, attempts to change his mind, is thwarted by Chester, and then eventually triumphs in a final battle with the help of his new and old friends. End
story. And this is where the film failed to live up to expectations. While the first movie was cute and fairly predictable, it also had elements of an original plot, one that took a different path to the classic happy ending. That creative spark was sadly absent in the sequel. Likewise, the characters lost their spark as well. A strong children’s character has defining features, usually humorous (Flint’s typing, Tim’s monobrow, etc.) but Source: powerlisting,wikia.com is not only defined by them. The Barry is a cute character in the movie. first movie balanced this quite nicely, but the second seemed to forget that its actors should be char- the Strawberry. Adorable. acters first and stereotypes second, All in all, “Cloudy with a Chance attempting to make a point every other of Meatballs 2” was a nice break from line in order to draw a laugh from the the real world but not particularly audience. Funny quirks should be for memorable. My verdict would be to comic relief, not comic assault. watch it on Netflix in six months. Hey, That being said, it was funny at it might be a children’s movie, but even several parts, especially with the bla- (especially) college kids need a dose of tant use of pun humor, and undeniably laughter and adorableness every once adorable. Seriously, just look up Barry in a while.
Noh performers come back to Georgetown
By HANNAH KRIEGER
tion with the performers on stage. For having so many people in the auditorium, it was surprisingly silent because On Thursday, Oct. 24, the everyone was enraptured with Noh performers will come the performance. We would back to grace the stage at experience the pain and anger Georgetown College. The Noh the characters were expressing. production is led by Asana You forgot they were actors, Atsuyoshi who performs with you really thought they were the his Japanese students. Noh is characters. It was really fun!” an event that exhibits Japanese The performance will be held heritage in a unique and tangiin the chapel at 7 p.m. NEXUS ble way. credit will also be given to those Even though the show who attend. Students should take can run for several hours, Eric advantage of this cultural experBalmer, sophomore, claims Source: marenell.blogspot.com ince and enjoy this artistic and that “It challenges the Western Noh actors will be sharing their cultural performance exciting event. with the Georgetown community on Thursday. way of thinking.” A&E Editor
Senior Racquel Ryan claims the production was “hauntingly beautiful because the audience shared a connec-
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Leaves are red, leaves are green, leaves are yellow..... what does this mean? Fall! In case you haven’t been tipped off by the cold winds, changing weather and leaves all
leggings seem like a good idea, more leaves—you get my drift. There are many, many leaves all over campus, as I have said before, and it has been pointed out that we could have a sweet leaf pile if they were all gathered up. The only missing element is a rake. If you acquire one, don’t wait—the mowers might turn your ‘fun’ into ‘mulch.’ Another sweet activity that has been mentioned is peanut
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Fall weather means fun times with friends. over campus, fall has indeed arrived. Why is this significant, you ask? Why can’t we just let it slide by into winter and then spring and then summer, when it will be warm again and we all have fun with nothing to do? Well, I am here to answer just that very question! First, it may be pertinent to remind you all that despite popular opinion, fall is a very lovely season. Leaves change, people don their scarves, leaves fall, sweaters emerge, more leaves fall,
butter fudge. It is simple enough to make and delicious to munch on if you are partial to peanuts. Also, if you happen to make too much and don’t feel like eating it all yourself (gasp-of-horror) there is an easy solution; give it to your friends. All of the friends! I’m sure they would appreciate you all the better for it. Speaking of making things, I hear Evens Orchard has many lovely apples this time of year. If you find yourself with a stubbornly healthy friend who
won’t eat your fudge, well, go get some of Evans apples and make them some applesauce. Or, if you don’t feel like gifting people with food, why not take them to the food? Pile into a vehicle and go pumpkining at Evan’s orchard, keeping warm with apple cider, also from said orchard. If you have no friends who will willingly drive, or if your friends are being bogged down by any number of school responsibilities, just find a friend or two and go on a leaf-looking walk as a study break. Take a lesson from the squirrels: when life gives you nuts, play hide and seek; who needs to hibernate? There are so many fun things to do like Frisbee and tag and trips to tent girl. When you can’t choose one, do them all; don’t miss out on this colorful fall.
In issue 5 (October 9, 2013), there was a mistake printed in the opinion article “Georgetown can capitalize on its strengths.” The article said, “This year, enrollment is 1,116 [students].” That figure actually represents 2012-2013 enrollment, according to Georgetown College’s website. The actual attendance for the current Fall 2013 semester, is 1,001 students, as reported in the past September 19 SGA General assembly.
Student shares hopes for President Greene By MEREDITH SCALOS Staff Writer It’s the moment that we’ve all been waiting for since former President Crouch announced his retirement last fall: the arrival of the new (and hopefully improved) President of Georgetown College. That person now has a name and his name is President Greene—a humble man who hails from Campbell University in North Carolina with a sweet southern drawl and a demeanor that makes nearly everyone feel as though he would just as soon invite you to his dinner table as he would invite you to his office for a chat. However, despite all of the credentials and good vibes that he seems to come with, the entire campus seems to be abuzz with cautious optimism about the new president of the college. And I could very well be Queen Cautious herself. As a junior and a former SGA Vice President, I have seen and experienced much of what causes the students of Georgetown to be very cagey about being excited for anything new at Georgetown. We’ve been bludgeoned by rising tuition, lack of transparency within the administration and many other changes (both large and
small) to our everyday life here at Georgetown. Therefore, our laundry list for President Greene has grown very, very long. We want a superhero president who will come in and remove all of the “bad things” and replace them with lower tuition, better residence halls and maybe even beer on tap in the Caf (or at least a relaxed alcohol policy). Unfortunately, no one has the power to do that, not even our illustrious incoming President Greene. Instead of thrusting a series of unattainable requests upon this newcomer, perhaps we (as a Georgetown College community) should remember a few things. First and foremost, President Greene is on our team; in fact he is now our coach — a coach who will need a little bit of time to get used to the star line up that we have for him here at Georgetown. Keeping this in mind, I do have a laundry list of my own expectations for the incoming president. If there are three things that this college needs (and quickly I might add) it would be the following: a revamped financial plan that includes locked tuition for four years, better usage of and confidence in student-voice forums and an all around morale boost for the college. Granted, some of these things may or may not be directly involved with the
new president, but nevertheless these three things are what hang over students’ heads every day. The biggest adversary that Georgetown College has right now is its own student body, and this is why: as of now, most students don’t feel that the institution and the administration can hear their voices. We feel like our complaints and issues go completely unheard, and that alone is what is hurting this college the most. If President Greene could somehow mobilize the potential of this student body, Georgetown would have very few issues at all outside of our dire financial situation. This is because at a small liberal arts college like Georgetown, the student body is the only part that really, truthfully matters. President Greene will not be a miracle worker, and none of us can expect him to be. However, he is coming to a college with mountains of potential that is begging to be released. One can only hope that he is the person who is capable of taking that job on, full steam ahead.
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We all need to take a walk By LEANNDRA PADGETT Copy Editor Kentuckians do not walk enough. The car is an amazing machine, but the human feet are an even more valuable asset. All too often, potential pedestrians opt for the automobile. Yes, the car is necessary for long journeys and helpful on rainy days. Yes, some people are physically unable to walk. For much of the population, however, there are many instances when we drive by default and do not even consider the option of walking to a destination. Georgetown College is actually in a central location friendly to walkers. Residents can easily get to the stores, shops, restaurants and cafés downtown. Pushing the boundaries a little, GC students can reach the businesses on 25 without much trouble. The original Mi Casita, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Scott County Public Library and, yes, even Kroger are accessible by foot. Following another route, Save-a-Lot is a grocery within walking distance, and Shell can supply any convenience store needs not met by the C-Store. If one is willing to go just a bit farther, the shopping center containing Big Lots,
K-Mart and the Dollar Tree can supply a plethora of purchasing options. “It’s too far.” I can hear the complaints now. Is it really? With many people struggling to control their weight and improve their health, maybe a long walk on a regular basis is just what we all need. Yes, a place like Wal-Mart is difficult to reach by foot from the college, but perhaps the question should be not, “Should I drive to Wal-Mart?” but “Should I walk somewhere closer?” I would argue that there are very few things at Wal-Mart that cannot be purchased at Kroger, Big Lots, K-Mart, the Dollar Tree or Advanced Auto – all locations within walking distance of GC. Ok, if walking to Kroger seems like too much, start off small. Surely, many of us can walk to East Campus for football games. It always surprises me when students drive to get there. Isn’t it more of a hassle to deal with parking than to just use your own two feet? Wherever you are, whether you’re willing to brave the highways and walk to Dairy Queen or are simply willing to walk from the Caf to the football stadium, take a walk, Georgetown. Take a walk.
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Miracle Fruit tablet amazes By CAITLIN KNOX
If you want to experience this “tastetrip” for yourself, go to www.mberry. us and order some. Invite your friends over and have fun!
as 1725. Today you can order it in a convenient tablet that melts in your mouth, and they say it will turn any sour food into a sweet one. The Georgetonian staff tried the miracle berry to see if this was true, and here is what we found.
Editor-in-Chief A miracle berry, or M berry, is a unique fruit from West Africa that turns things that taste sour into sweet. People have been eating it from as early
Tasters: Jonathan Balmer, Collin Smith, Eric Balmer, Anna Meurer, Caliesha Comley, Leanndra Padgett “I took a bite out of an entire lemon…and didn’t even flinch.” JB
“It’s like extra sugary-sweet lemonade.” CS
“Best lemonade ever.” EB
“It’s so good!” AM
Make sure you check out all the activities for Equine Scholar Week. Tuesday, Charlie the horse made a visit on campus. #georgetonian
“I’m in daggone Margaritaville right now.” JB
“It tastes like cinnamon?” CC
“It’s still sour.” EB
“It tastes like something specific, but I can’t think of it.” LP
“Tastes like powdered sugar.” CS
“Super sweet!” CC
“I’m eating freakin’ Sweet-tarts over here…it’s like an explosion!” EB
“It tastes like it has sugar on it.” AM
Sour Patch Kids
“I could eat the whole bag “They’re just chewy. They “It tastes just like a gummy “It’s just sweet, not sour.” LP without batting an eye. bear. Totally negates the were just ... Patch Kids.” AM Come at me.” JB sour.” CC
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Senior Wes Smith looks dapper with his crumb catcher. #yearofthebeard
Published on Oct 23, 2013