Vol. 90, No. 2 September 26, 2012
The Pride step up big for first home game by Jonathan Hunter
Photos by Holly Jones
On Saturday September 15th, the Pride had their first home game of the season against the Apprentice School Builders. Both teams came into the game with a 1-1 record looking to go above .500. The Pride came out strong in the first quarter. During the Pride’s first series, quarterback Ryan Throndset connected with Dexter Russell Jr. for a 59 yard reception. Russell was able to break through the secondary with his speed. It became evident that the Pride was going to continue attacking the Builder’s cornerbacks throughout the game. Unfortunately, this drive ended in a field goal. H o w e v e r, the next Pride possession resulted in a touchdown. Throndset led the Pride on a
43-yard, nine play drive, which resulted in a 15 yard touchdown reception from Tyler Fearrington. The extra point was converted giving the Pride a 10-0 lead halfway through the first quarter. The Pride’s tough defense continued to allow the offense to get back on the field. The Pride’s offense remained hot and was able to find the end zone again on their third possession. The offense took the ball 99 yards down the field on an eleven play 5:55 drive. Throndset was able to find Antwan Thorpe for an 11yard touchdown reception. At the end of the first quarter the Pride had a 17-0 lead. The Builders put points on the board due to a Pride special team’s mistake. The Builders blocked a punt, which was recovered in the end zone by Chris Virgin. The Pride responded with a 40-yard field goal by Nick La Toof, as the first half came to a close. The second half saw the Pride insert their will on the defensive end, forcing three fumbles and putting a lot of pressure on the Builder’s quarterback, Paul Morgan. Morgan
struggled to make plays in the air and walked away with only 53 yards passing. Morgan replaced Jonathan Whelan who only had 54 yards passing. Travis Welch and William Thomas anchored the Pride defense. Welch had a game high 15 tackles, while Thomas had six tackles and two sacks. The Pride had three sacks on the day, which ended up in 31 yards lost for the Builders. The only highlight for the Builders in the second half was a 67-yard run by Ralick Lockett. The Builders missed the extra point giving them 13 points. The late touchdown for the Builders was too little too late. The Pride got the ball back with under 1:30 remaining and was able to kneel on the ball and run out the clock. Throndset finished the game going 27-40 for 285 passing yards, earning him USA South offensive player of the week. The Pride is now 2-1 and look to remain victorious as they travel to Methodist on Sept. 29. Go Pride! jonathan.hunter @greensboro.edu
New art exhibit in Cowan rocks Greensboro College by Molly Miller The Anne Rudd Gaylon in Cowan is currently housing an exhibition by artist Mark E. Brown. Brown has a MFA in art from East Carolina University and has been exhibiting his work in various galleries around the world since 1985. The exhibit includes a number of sculptures using media such as wood, cooper, rubber, string, bronze, lead and other found objects. The artist uses these items and their natural colors to create pieces that merge classical with modern while adding his own contemporary flare. The exhibit also houses a number of drawings done on different paper mediums in a collage of concepts. The exhibit will be ongoing and is worth checking out. molly.miller @greensboro.edu
Artist Mark E. Brown stands beside one of his sculptures. This sculpture combines found pieces such as rope and metal.
Photos by Julia Fergus
September 26, 2012
Editorial Lessons for success Just over a year ago, I first joined up with The Collegian. I’d written for my middle school newspaper that had pub-
by Christian Russell Editor
lished two issues at most, so I really didn’t have much newswriting experience. In spite of that, I liked writing and I knew I wanted to give it a try. When it came time to write my first article, I did the best that I could and people seemed to like what I’d written. I took on some more articles in the following issues, but I was comfortable being a staff writer; I never thought about becoming editor. The first lesson I learned was to take pride in something that you own. By writing for The Collegian, I owned my articles and part of the newspaper as a whole. My name was on it so it represented me. When I first became involved in the editing process, it was with copy editing, the practice of correcting grammar, word usage, and spelling errors. The editor then needed some help, and I wanted myself and all of my colleagues to be represented in the best way possible without silly pre-
ventable errors. I took ownership of my work and worked to make sure it was the best possible example of writing I could give. A few months passed and the spring semester had begun, and I was the brand-new managing editor, continuing what I’d been doing with copyediting while taking on content editing and print formatting as well. I was working under the same editor-in-chief and a new co-editor. I started the semester leading Collegian meetings, handing out assignments, and doing my best to help the other writers, but eventually I had to step back from that role. The new co-editor wanted to gain practical experience in her new role as well, and things were pretty rough between us for a while. I stepped back when I realized that our fighting on the paper was adversely affecting our friendship outside of the paper, and I didn’t want to continue down that road.
I learned humility during that time by learning the right times to use my skills and when to back off. Now that I am editor-in-chief, I think the biggest overall lesson I’ve learned is to be ready for opportunities to come your way. I started out by just writing, but I saw a need within the organization and I sought to fill it, which led me onto the path that brought me to today. I’ve learned that these lessons can be applied to any situation in life. Take pride in your work, be humble when it’s appropriate, and always be ready for opportunities to come to you. Even if that opportunity isn’t the thing you want to do most in the world, do your best to be the best at it; the right people are watching. That not-so-good opportunity could lead you to something you’d never even thought possible. christian.russell @greensboro.edu
My football is growing Like it or not, soccer – the real football – is growing in America. No, it’s not my personal opinion; that premise is rooted in facts. According to Rich Luker, founder of the ESPN Sports Poll, soccer is the second-most popular sport in the United States for the 12-24 age bracket. Statistics show that at the turn of the millennium, less than 3 percent of the American population were avid Major League Soccer fans. Today, the number has increased to 7 percent for the most respected American league; however, the percentage of international football fanatics has peaked even higher at 9.1 percent. Many prototypical, communistkickball-hating, baseball-loving ignorants are wondering why this is so. Moreover, they are wondering why little Johnny isn’t playing baseball; instead, opting to test the waters of life on the soccer pitch. Perhaps the producers at CBS Sports – who, to my knowledge, lack a soccer section on their website – are pondering why a lit-
tle Argentine is ahead of Miami Heat star and two-time gold medalist Dewayne Wade? Why is soccer becoming so big in America? Part of the reason is Alex Morgan is just so darn cute running around, scoring goals for fun with the women’s national team. On a more serious note – not that the sheer beauty of Alex Morgan is not serious – what I like to call the "big four traditionalists," Americans blinded by football, baseball, basketball and hockey, are giving way to a new generation. Our generation. The "big four traditionalists" did not grow up with soccer; it was a game that foreigners played. We did. I started playing soccer at the age of three in 1995. Seventeen years later, you can still find me plying my trade out on Pride Field. Women of our generation marvel at the likes of Tom Brady, but, ladies, have you seen Cristiano Ronaldo? David Beckham? Yeah, you’re probably jealous of Posh Spice right about now aren’t you?
Our world is ever-changing. Our parents were born into a world that, while changing, still followed a more structured and predictable pattern. They may have gravitated towards football or baseball due to particular patterns found within the game. Huddle, call a play, run the play, repeat. Today’s youth are ever-changing in their day-to-day activities. Soccer reminds our generation of this. Constant movement, free-flowing and, of course, moments of magic. Our generation grew up with Harry Potter, perhaps making us feel the need for a little magic in our lives. Watching Lionel Messi magisterially glide the ball along his boot gives us that. Recently, while scrolling through Twitter I saw that a friend had tweeted an anti-soccer remark unfit for a college’s newspaper. I almost laughed, but then became offended; although audience for my football may be growing, ignorance to the world’s game will always be present in America.
Woody Wilder Managing Editor patrick.wilder @greensboro.edu
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Christian Cates Kady Evans Julia Fergus Tiffany Haynes
Holly Jones Jonathan Laflure Rodrigo Lagos Randi Libin
Amanda Meinhardt Molly Miller Wilkins Motley Jesse Orio
Jessica Quah Meghan Tahmaseb Briana Thomas Dylan Wimberley
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September 26, 2012
Opinion A Christian perspective … by Christian Cates Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this article do not represent the opinions and beliefs of either The Collegian or Greensboro College. The author does not claim absolute authority on the subjects, but rather means to start open, honest, and serious discussion. St. Clement of Alexandria once said, "If you enroll as one of God’s people, heaven is your country and God is your lawgiver." If this is true then we must begin to take our role as citizens of heaven seriously. But what does being a citizen of heaven mean? Perhaps most important is that God and God alone is our lawgiver. We find God’s law primarily in the Bible. Leviticus 19:33-34 states, "When a
foreigner resides among you in your land, do not mistreat them. The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt. I am the Lord your God." Jesus himself was an immigrant in Egypt for a period when his family fled there to escape Herod’s infanticide. Through the story of the Good Samaritan, Jesus also taught us that regardless of nationality everyone is our neighbor and that we are to love them. The apostle Paul reminds us that in Christ’s kingdom no distinctions are made between races, nationalities, sexes, etc. (Galatians 3:28). So whether someone is born here or immigrates, we are all brothers and sisters in Christ and citizens of his kingdom. Paul also writes that we are all part of
the body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:27). So for nations to draw a line in the sand and tell those on the other side to not cross over it is like the hand drawing a line on the wrist and telling the blood in the arm not to cross the line. We, the church, must no longer conform to the pattern of this world for we have "… died to the law through the body of Christ …" (Romans 7:4). Thus the discussion of immigration law is pointless, not only because God has already given us our laws but because to us they should not be seen as immigrants, but as brothers and sisters in Christ. We should love all of our
neighbors. We should invite are neighbors from across the Rio Grande, Atlantic, Pacific, Gulf, and the 49th parallel to experience the wealth of our land. And when they arrive we should swing open our doors, embrace them, and show them every hospitality and more that we would show our brothers and sisters of our flesh and blood. Finally, to those who would say this is crazy, "If we are crazy, then it is because we refuse to be crazy in the same way the world has gone crazy" (Peter Maurin). And to those who will say that this will never work, "We are called not to be successful but to be faithful" (Mother Teresa). christian.cates @earthlink.net.
Eat, Pride, Love I have earned my degree in Arts, now what? By Tiffany Haynes
By Molly Miller When I said I wanted to go to school for theatre I was met with many raised eyebrows and statements about being a starving artist for the rest of my life. This is, however, not a true statement if you know how to market your skill set. The most desired skill among employers today is public speaking, and if there is anyone who can speak in public, it is an artist. Even if you are not an artist in the traditional sense, the liberal arts education we receive at Greensboro College gives us a foundation in presentation skills and the ability to pitch our ideas. But how do I know what my stronger skills are? There are lots of free skill assessments available online, and the college offers assistance in career development. To take a career based survey or just to talk through some options, send an email to Mr. Brent Atwater. So now that we have established what our strong skills are, what do we with them? Research, go to career fairs, get on employers’ websites and delve into what they are really looking for. Then apply; if possible mail your resume and cover letter instead of emailing it. Sending your resume as a hard copy makes a more lasting impression. Finally, make sure to follow up. Let a company know you will call them next Tuesday to make sure your information was received, and do it. What if I am an actor and am not currently working on a production? Public relations and marketing are a great way to go, you have to sell yourself why not extend that to selling a product or service. How about a painter or sculptor? Teaching is always a good opportunity. School systems have lateral entry options or even places like community centers. So now my college journey is coming to an end and I get to begin my career adventure; glad my arts degree has prepared me with a marketable set of skills! firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor edits religious encyclopedia Volume 5 of The Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception, edited in part by Rhonda Burnette-Bletsch, Lucy H. Robertson Professor of Religion at Greensboro College, has just been published by Walter de Gruyter Press in Berlin. The encyclopedia, scheduled for completion in 2018, is planned to total 30 volumes and include more than 9,000 articles. Its two missions are to cover the origin and development of the Jewish and Christian canons and to document the history of the Bible's reception in a variety of faith communities and in art, film, music and literature. Burnette-Bletsch, among about 30 scholars serving on the encyclopedia's editorial board, is film editor for the series. She assigns and edits articles on the Bible's reception in cinema and also writes some entries herself. Burnette-Bletsch joined the Greensboro College faculty in 1997.
In February of this year, I quit my job (and I’ll pause here for all of the “girl, are you crazy? In this economy?!" comments). The truth is, I enjoyed my job. I loved the coworkers I had and the wonderful regular customers. The hours I worked and my boss, not so much. I would work a 10-hour-long overnight shift and then be scheduled to come back in five hours after my shift ended to work another eight hours. Some days we were so busy and so understaffed I didn’t get breaks. My manager constantly talked down to me, made rude comments about me to others (which I could hear), and yelled, yes yelled, at me in front of customers more than once. I brushed it off as much as possible. I didn’t want to let it get to me and I ignored it until I couldn’t anymore. Things reached a boiling point when one day my boss called me back in after I had left and I couldn’t come in. She told me that I could either come to work right then or not come back at all. I remember standing there frozen like a deer caught in the yellow glow of headlights on the highway. I was being handed a way out. And I took it. My job had become a source of destruction in my life because of the strain mentally
and physically. I was always upset or angry, I didn’t get enough sleep, I was constantly on the go so I was either cramming down junk food or just not eating, my weight was constantly going up and down, my relationships suffered and I had a harder time in school. Not only that, but I found myself getting more colds and feeling under the weather pretty frequently. After I quit, it was like life had been given a face-lift. I was feeling better, things went back to normal and I went back to being happy. The stressful work environment had taken a huge toll on my health in more than just the physical sense and once I cut out that factor, everything settled back out. Which brings me to my point. Being healthy is about creating balance in every aspect of your life. That’s what the purpose of this column is going to be: tips and advice on how to maintain a balanced, healthy lifestyle. I’ll give everything from recipes that are both healthy and delicious to tips on beating stress and advice on anything else life could throw at you because you don’t just need to feed your body the right things, but you need to do the same for your mind, heart, and soul. Have suggestions, comments, questions, or something you’d like to see featured in the column? Feel free to email me! tiffany.haynes @greensboro.edu
Staff appointments: • Josephine M. "Jo" Hall, assistant professor of theatre, has been certified in a method of vocal instruction used not only in acting but also in physical therapy. Hall has been certified as an associate teacher in Fitzmaurice Voicework®, a comprehensive approach to voice training that can include, as needed, work on breathing, resonance, speech, dialects, impromptu speaking, text, singing, and voice with movement. The approach is used by drama schools and professional theatre companies nationwide and abroad. Aspects of it also have been incorporated by clinicians into the rehabilitation of injured or dysfunctional voices, and the approach has been adopted by business executives, clergy and other professionals who must speak frequently as part of their jobs. Hall joined the Greensboro College faculty in 2011. • Abby Neidert has been named coordinator of community-service programs. Neidert will lead students interested in community ser-
vice and service-learning opportunities. She also will coordinate Village 401, the college's primary service initiative, which targets people, communities and organizations with which the college shares the 27401 zip code. Her primary responsibilities will include: • working with students to coordinate annual major service events, • overseeing the Campbell Service House living/learning community program and its residents' servant-leadership development, • working with faculty to develop effective service-learning partnerships, • overseeing the college’s Urban Garden project and its relationship with Greensboro Urban Ministry. • advising the school’s Relay for Life leadership team and managing the Relay event Neidert comes to Greensboro College from Georgia Southern University, where she was a resident director in the Department of University Housing.
September 26, 2012
Entertainment Baby boy inspires parents to pay it forward by Jesse Orio At 8:57 in the morning on Aug. 30, 2012, a baby boy named Michael Anselmo Jr. was born to the parents of Brianna and Michael Anselmo Sr. After ten hours of labor, the proud parents were ecstatic to meet their sweet baby boy. The first 24 hours after Michael Junior’s birth made quite an impact on the parents; in the middle of the night while both parents rested, Michael Junior was taken from his parent’s room and placed into the intensive care unit. The glowing new mother woke to find out that her newborn son had been found to have a severe heart condition called Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, or HLHS. While both parents felt devastated by the news, Michael Senior was able to collect himself and comfort his wife. HLHS is a heart defect where the left ventricle does not fully develop. The syndrome cannot be detected during the pregnancy and is discovered after the child is born. This is a rare type of congenital heart disease and is more commonly found in males than females and will eventually require a heart transplant. Once diagnosed, Michael Junior experienced two procedures. On Aug. 31, d octors
placed a catheter with a balloon attached to the end of it in between the walls of the baby’s
heart. Then, when he was four days old, he had his first open heart surgery that lasted for nine
Photo courtesy Brianna Anselmo
hours. Since both procedures, baby Michael has been staying in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Duke Hospital in Durham. While there, the parents can visit their son any time. The parents visit as often as they can and family members are able to visit during the weekends. All they are asked to do is wash their hands thoroughly before entering. Michael is being treated daily with pain medication (when necessary), uses an IV, and is fed through a tube. Brianna and Michael Sr. are financially unstable at the moment. Brianna is currently on leave from work and the father, who is a self-employed construction worker, has not had the opportunity for a job recently. Originally, a lot of their money was going into gas for having to drive an hour and ten minutes to the hospital to visit their baby daily. With gas inflating to new highs each week, they decided to stay at the Ronald McDonald House which is approximately half a mile away from Duke Hospital until the baby is able to come home. Despite everything this new family has undergone, it has not dampened their spirits. In fact, experiencing their son’s hardship and challenges has made them want to help others in the same predicament. They have
Under covers: Boyce Avenue by Jessica Quah There is something intimate about acoustic music. Perhaps it’s the sense of being bared and transparent; perhaps it’s the idea of having fewer people in the band or audience that creates a personal touch. Whatever it is, the Manzano brothers, Alejandro, Fabian and Daniel, are familiar with the concept of sticking with the things you’re good at; Boyce Avenue have pretty much perfected the art of acoustic feel-good covers. At least part of what sells Boyce Avenue to most listeners is the familiarity of their musical content. Listeners are happy to hear songsthey already know they like, and the Boyce Avenue brothers use that to their advantage. Among the songs that springboarded them from YouTube to public acclaim in 2008 were covers of Coldplay’s “Viva La Vida” and Wyclef Jean’s “Sweetest Thing (Dollar Bill),” songs that were already independent hits on the airwaves. And just to be sure of success, the brothers extended into medleys and combinations of songs with massive airplay value, like their polished arrangement of Justin Timberlake’s “What Goes Around” and Rihanna’s “Rehab.” Since they first stepped into the spotlight, Boyce Avenue has definitely created some praiseworthy tracks. The underlying sense of sincerity that is somehow inherent in all acoustic music comes through in some
covers that definitely outshine the original songs. This is particularly evident in their Katy Perry covers, where their minimalistic ap-proach creates a much needed, more relaxed atmosphere. The tracks that I found most impressive were their covers of the Foo Fighters’ “Best of ”You’ and One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful,” the former because it’s hard to outdo the Foo Fighters at one of their best songs and Boyce Avenue does a decent job at it, and the latter because they actually make the song somewhat listenable in spite of its numerous musical failings. However, this group isn’t perfect either. Some of their covers aren’t as successful as others, simply because what attracts listeners to a cover track is the (hopefully) fresh and different approach to the music. This makes covers of originally acoustic songs especially tricky. For instance, take Boyce Avenue’s cover of Edwin McCain’s “I’ll Be” or Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car,” both of which were originally classic staples in guitar-centred alternative pop music. The same goes for most of their John Mayer covers. When the original artist is him- or herself a strong acoustic musician, it’s difficult to adopt a new approach in a cover version without completely distorting the song. The Boyce Avenue covers lean in the opposite direction: they aren’t bad per se; just too close
to the original to merit much praise. The Manzano brothers’ original music has a similar problem. Their 2010 album, All We Have Left, looked promising as an offering from a rising music group, but failed to live up to expectations. Their musical content lacked maturity and individuality, despite the wholesome and effortless sound of their long-familiar collaboration. Few, if any, of their original songs can hold their own next to the hits that Boyce Avenue themselves became famous for covering. Possibly, this group got a little too comfortable with having pre-written music just waiting to be reinterpreted, which goes to show that ease of execution does not make the creative process any easier. Perhaps having realized that it was wiser to return to the ageold concept of sticking to what you know best, Boyce Avenue hasbeen productive this year, recording two albums of covers (New Acoustic Covers, Vols. 3 and 4). The now-usual mix of successful and mediocre tracks can be found on each of these albums: while songs like “The A Team” and “Babylon” were better left as the originals by Ed Sheeran and David Gray respectively, their renditions of David Guetta’s “Titanium” and Gotye’s “Somebody I Used to Know” are definitely noteworthy. When all is said and done, there is no denying Boyce Avenue’s clean musicality and
honest emotional expression. You won’t find much in the way of musical breakthroughs, but if all you’re looking for is some easy listening material, or a break from today’s busy sounds, it might be worth heading over to Boyce Avenue. jessica.quah @greensboro.edu
registered with the foundation Give Forward as the "Little Fighter" to not only help their child but others as well. They have also been giving back to the Ronald McDonald house by helping with others’ basic needs (food, clothes, room, etc.). If anyone would like to submit donations, please visit www.giveforward.com/littlefighter. The $3,000 goal is to help pay for medical bills at this time. While the website says that the fundraiser will end in December, it is automatic in that once the date has passed it will reset the fundraiser end date. However, if anyone for any reason is not comfortable donating online you can also email Michael Senior at email@example.com for more information. The parents’ future plans for their new family are for Brianna to go back and finish school and for Michael Sr. to return to college and study Pediatric Medicine to continue giving back to the community. But most importantly, they wish for their baby boy, Michael Junior, to come home happy and healthy soon. Jessica.orio @greensboro.edu
September 26, 2012
Sports Golden flakes of blue blood by Dylan Wimberley Blue Blood is a term to distinguish the elite of college sports. In basketball the Blue Blood programs include Kansas, Kentucky, UCLA, and two schools from our very own state: Duke and North Carolina. Duke and UNC have the reputation of being the NCAA Golden Boys. Both programs succeed on the court, have a high academic standing, and stay out of trouble. Or so we thought. The North Carolina football team was hit with sanctions last year for a tutoring scandal. Now, the entire athletics program has brought to light another story. According to reports made by the University, over 50 African American Studies classes were irregularly taught over the last five years. The irregularities included little to no class time, unauthorized grade changes, and forged faculty signatures on grade rolls. One class had 19 students, 18 of who were athletes who were persuaded by their advisor to enroll in these courses. However, at this point this is a non-story. The NCAA, who tells high school athletes what courses are and are not good enough, apparently has no right to tell the col-
leges which the govern what is appropriate. As long as the fake classes were available to all students, no rules were broken. But this article is not a one sided attack, the Duke Blue Devils can also see trouble ahead. Lance Thomas, member of the 2010 National Championship team, is being sued for the remaining balance of $67,800 for his $100,000 jewelry purchase. Thomas made the purchase in December of â€˜09 with a $30,000 cash down payment and was extended a line of credit for the rest. This sent a red flag to the NCAA. How does a college senior get that much money, and who extends a line of credit for that amount to a college senior. Duke and the NCAA are working together to find information but neither Thomas nor the jeweler are required to cooperate. If the lawsuit is settled outside of court, the NCAA has no evidence; if it is not, Duke could be heading for trouble without a proper explanation. While both issues are from NCAA sanctions, it makes us think that maybe in this new era of college sports the Gold of the Golden Boys is beginning to flake. dylan.wimberley @greensboro.edu
The game must go on by Jonathan Laflure On Sept. 5, the NFL season kicked off and the possibility of using replacement referees became a reality. These new NFL referees have spurred negative feelings about the game from fans. A poll taken by Sporting News of 146 players from 29 NFL teams showed the same feelings as the fans do: 132 of the 146 players (90.4 percent) said that games would be negatively impacted from the use of new referees. Of those 132 participants, 71 said the league would suffer greatly and the other 61 players said that a marginal setback would be taken from the normal refs. Only 14 players thought that it would be business as usual in the game. So can these referees actually replace the pro refs and keep the integrity of the
game? So far I feel these refs have had moments of consistency, but those moments are outweighed by inconsistency. During a pre-season game between the Washington Redskins and Buffalo Bills, a touchback was called (when the football is kicked into the end-zone during a punt or kick-off play and the ball is placed on the 20 yard line). The only problem with the call was the football never made it into the end-zone. The ball had in fact been downed at the 4 yard-line. The Buffalo Bills head coach had to challenge the play to get the call reversed to the right one. Thatâ€™s just one example of these new referees making blatant and obvious mistakes. Maybe these referees need time to gain experience and prepare for all the responsibilities it takes to be an NFL
quality referee, but that is one thing they do not have. These games must be refereed well or the games themselves will hang in the balance. During week 1of the regular season many calls were made that almost cost teams victories, including teams getting four timeouts and penalties that should have been called that were not. Currently, the replacements will be working games until week 5 or 6. There is a chance we may see this style of officiating all season long. I for one hope this ends soon, while the season is fresh and playoff implications are not entirely affected. A lot of people like watching football and good football at that, right now this brand of football is not up to par compared to previous years. jonathan.laflure @greensboro.edu
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Greensboro College names Palko to Athletic Training Faculty Greensboro College has named Andrew S. "Andy" Palko instructor of athletic training, as well as clinical coordinator an assistant athletic trainer for the college's athletics program. Palko comes to the college from Deep River Rehabilitation in Asheboro, where he had been an athletic trainer since January. Previously, he had been an assistant athletic trainer and adjunct professor of athletic training at Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio, and a staff athletic trainer at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He also has served as a graduate assistant athletic trainer at Ohio University and, in 2010, was an athletic trainer for USA Women's Softball. He holds a B.S. in athletic training from Waynesburg College in Waynesburg, Pa., and an M.S. in recreation and sport science from Ohio University.
Andrew Palko, instructor of athletic training, clinical coordinator, and assistant athletic trainer.
September 26, 2012
News Working at a news station by Jonathan Hunter
Jonathan Hunter on-camera this summer for WJZ-TV in Baltimore. Photo courtesy of Jonathan Hunter
Imagine waking up two days a week to go work at a major news station and interacting with reporters, anchors, and producers. Picture yourself being in a newsroom with many of the familiar faces you see on TV on an everyday basis. That is exactly what I did this summer. As an English and Communications major trying to break into broadcast journalism, I knew it was imperative to have an internship. I decided to intern at WJZ- TV channel 13 in Baltimore, Maryland. Channel 13 is the local CBS affiliate in the Baltimore Maryland area and is considered Maryland’s number one news station. When I told family and friends that I had the internship they were impressed and knew I had a great opportunity. When I told them I would be interning at a news station for the summer many questions were asked. What would I be doing? Who would I see? Would I be on TV?
These were just a few questions that I was bombarded with. I went into to WJZ as a news intern, meaning I would learn firsthand what goes on inside a real news room. As a news intern I was able to rotate around to different areas. I worked in the assignment desk, the web, public affairs, and special projects. In addition to working in those areas I was able to shadow reporters and photographers. Going out with reporters and photographers was my favorite and most beneficial part of my internship. I was able to see how stories were put together. I learned valuable interview tips, along with how to approach people when doing a story. While out with reporters I was able to shoot a "stand up", which is 610 second clip of myself in front of the camera. One of the stand ups I shot was used in a story that I did about a terrible storm that occurred in the Maryland area. Overall, I had a great experience
and gained valuable knowledge that will help me in my pursuit of becoming a journalist. Internships are valuable learning opportunities that give an individual a real life feel of where they want to work. I strongly encourage everyone to find an internship in their career field. Internships give you that exposure you can’t receive in the classroom and tend to lead to job opportunities in the future. At WJZ I worked on a professional reporter package, which is a 1:40 tape about a very strong thunderstorm that did big damage in the Maryland area. The power companies were slow in their response to clean up the mess. Many customers were frustrated with the service time of these companies. My story covers the storm along with the frustration. To check out my story go to www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVFyL cgeUPk. Jonathan.hunter @greensboro.edu
At the Democratic National Convention by Randi Libin To say that the Democratic National Convention was an experience is a huge understatement. For me and Matt Troy, another student at Greensboro College, it was a once in a lifetime experience. We arrived in Charlotte on Wednesday, Sept. 5. After parking, we walked over to the McColl Center, an art center in downtown Charlotte that became a space to host events during the convention. We were going to attend a forum there later, but first we wanted to learn about passes to the caucuses that were happening in the afternoon. The convention center was about five city blocks away and once we got there it was hot out. We found out that the caucuses we wanted to attend that day were already closed or passes wouldn’t be available for a few hours so we started to walk back to the McColl Center. We attended a forum there on the impacts of this election on the Latino population in the United States. A number of experts on this topic were inter-
viewed, including Julian Castro, the mayor of San Antonio, Texas. As the issue of immigration moves to the forefront of the minds of voters this year, people like Castro are attempting to voice that there are a number of sides to this issue and that all of them must be considered. One of the things that has brought peoples’ attention to this issue is the change in demographics happening in the United States today. There has been a marked increase in Latino births in the U.S. to the extent that Caucasians will soon no longer be the majority of Americans. After the forum, Matt and I decided to wander the city. We ran into a lot of interesting things but there are a few things that were really noteworthy. The Google Center was really interesting. There were free popsicles, massage chairs that were free to use, a place to charge your phone, air-conditioned bathrooms (which were hard to find around there), and a free photo booth. There were also green, well, for lack of a better word, busses
that people could ride. They seated six and each person pedaled like they were on a bike to make it move. There were a lot of protesters out while we were there. Some of them were very liberal, including an entire parade of people supporting the legalization of marijuana. There were a number of conservative protesters too; one in particular, a rather fundamentalist individual, drew a crowd of listeners. We also got to see Vermin Supreme, a faux candidate for office who attempts to bring to light what he sees as issues in the American political system through satire.
Another satirist stood with a number of people holding political signs but his was a sign from McDonald’s stating that the McRib is back! The massive number of people also meant a massive number of police officers. One, who was directing traffic, decided to make a show out of his work and danced while directing traffic. Of course, all of this required a lot of walking and since I was wearing heels my feet were killing me. I finally took off my heels in downtown Charlotte. I wasn’t the only one. As we were wandering though, we found out some bad news. It turned out that there were major storms in the forecast for the Charlotte area for the next night, the night that President Obama was supposed to speak. Since this was the main reason that we were there, we were upset. Finally, I called my mother to complain about things. She had worked with the National Press Galary (the group that hands out press passes at the conventions) and so I assumed that she would understand. She
picked up and it turned out that not only was she in Charlotte, but she was able to get us into the stadium that night to hear President Bill Clinton speak! Not only did we hear President Clinton but we got to hear one of the "Nuns on a Bus" (a Catholic group who support the Democratic agenda) and a number of other speakers. It was possibly one of the most exciting nights of my life. After all of the speeches, it was past time to leave. We left and came back the next day, even though we wouldn’t be able to hear President Obama speak. We decided to go to the LGBT caucus where we heard a lot of people talk about the amazing progress that has been made for the LGBT community in the past four years. One of the speakers was Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden. Unfortunately, after the caucus we had to leave, but I know that we will remember these days for the rest of our lives. randall.harned @greensboro.edu
Why overpay when you can save? by Rodrigo Lagos Jr. When one of my friends mentioned that he paid $25 on a haircut, my first reaction was, "Are you crazy?!?!" He wasn’t even satisfied with the haircut, and now there was nothing to do but try to hide it by wearing a cap until his hair grew back. I didn’t want him to suffer anymore so I said, "Next time you need to get a haircut, try my barber. He’s really fantastic and offers a lot better price than that other place, you’ll see." Then, I told him more about the barbershop and the intriguing history of the genius behind it. Howard Cleveland is one of the few people who take the time to get to know you and actually cares about your wellbeing. He is a barber, yes, but he also has a
family, allies, and of course, his faith. Just by walking into his barbershop, one can feel the warmth of friendliness and the cool, refreshing atmosphere of a man who goes above and beyond expectations to meet your needs. A native of Seneca, S.C., he came to North Carolina to go to barber school in Raleigh. You can tell Mr. Cleveland was dedicated to his profession right from the start, and he applies that same dedication today. When I go for a haircut, there are times when he is already serving another customer. I don’t mind because I love seeing him work. It’s like watching a magician shocking an audience, or an artist creating a beautiful painting. Mr. Cleveland does each cut, trim, and shave with such precision and finesse, that one can’t help
but marvel. Establishing his business in Greensboro, he has reaped the fruits of his success ever since. The respectable gentleman has become more than my barber over the years. He has become a very good friend. Specializing in all kinds of hair for all types and sizes, he serves men, women, and children. Back when he first started, he only charged $1. (Amazing, right?) Now, he charges $9, and that’s still a whole lot better than the competition. Mr. Cleveland has 48 years of operation in the barber business, so you know that he is qualified and very experienced. I have been to several barbers in my lifetime, and I am never content with the final outcome or the price. When I go to Howard’s Barbershop
though, I am very happy with both the end result and with the price. Why spend $15, $18, $25, or even more on a haircut, when you can come to where I go, and get a really terrific haircut for the best price in the Piedmont Triad. So before you go somewhere else and pay for a cut that you don’t want, try Howard’s Barbershop, where you’ll have the greatest haircut of your life. It’s located on 108 East Washington St., Greensboro, It’s open Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m..-5 p.m.., Sat. 8 a.m.- 3 p.m. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed. Be sure to tell him that Rodrigo Lagos sent you! rodrigo.lagos @greensboro.edu
September 26, 2012
Around Campus Are N.C. Deputies profiling Hispanics? by Jonathan LaFlure North Carolina has been in the news lately, but for all the wrong reasons. In the Alamance County area, many of the higher-ups in the police force have been accused of profiling Hispanics. One pastor who lives in Alamance has said to his congregation, "Don’t drive in Alamance County." He also warned about it not being safe. After a two-year investigation by the Justice Department, the accusations were found to be true. Police deputies were conducting traffic stops in primarily Latino neighborhoods. According to Thomas E. Perez, the Assistant U.S. Attorney General for the
Civil Rights Division, these stops were part of a bigger scheme of searching for illegal immigrants by using racial profiling. The investigation showed that deputies were 4 to 10 times more likely to pull over Hispanics than any other ethnic group. It also showed that Hispanics were likely to be arrested on violations, while other groups would go with warnings. The Justice Department also claimed that after these arrests, Hispanics were subjected to discrimination and were targeted for immigration status checks. This pattern of behavior is in direct violation of the Constitution and federal laws. These occurrences can lead to
distrust between the police force and the community they serve. This behavior can also be inhibiting towards the reporting and cooperation in criminal investigations. Terry S. Johnson, Sheriff of Alamance County, claims that these accusations are completely false and also he has no idea where the Justice Department could have gotten such information. Johnson has also consulted with an attorney and can no longer comment on the case. This situation goes beyond the Alamance police force. An agreement between Federal Immigration and the Customs Enforcement authorities and the Sheriff’s office, called 287(g) pro-
grams, has given power to the deputies to identify illegal immigrants and arrest them for deportation back to their home country. These programs have gotten more publicity in states like Arizona, which has been at the forefront of the immigration issue. This issue is a lot bigger than Alamance County and it will probably become more widespread as time goes on. In North Carolina alone, more counties continue this practice of racial profiling and other states do as well. jonathan.laflure @greensboro.edu
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Girls just want to be friends Q: Why is it that every time I meet a new guy, he doesn’t want to be just friends? A: I hope every member of the female community ends up reading this. I think the answer is quite simple actually. Why would he want to be just friends? If he truly believes you’re an attractive person with an upstanding personality, there is no reason to not make you a potential option. Try looking at things from another perspective. Let’s say there’s a really attractive guy who treats you right and has a wonderful smile, all the good stuff ladies want in a guy. Now you’re telling me your first thought is, "let me be friends with this guy?” I suppose I could see how being the center of everyone’s affection could get slightly annoying, but try to take it as a compliment. Some guys don’t get the hint but then again some do, after the initial rejection maybe you could make a new friend.
Advice: Ask a random guy From my perspective, we typically have enough friends so friendship isn’t what we’re walking around looking for. My question is why do females want so many male "friends"? Q: What’s the best way to get over an ex? A: There’s tons of ways to go about doing this. Let me first state that if it was a good relationship, never regret it. Times change, and people as well, remember the good times and hold those moments dear. I believe moving forward is essential to life, so I say if a relationship is over then you need to first realize it’s over. You were a human being with
your own thoughts and ideals before this person came along, and theoretically you should be without them as well. Remember to go out and have fun, meet new people and enjoy your newfound freedom. They say time heals all things, and for the most part that’s been accurate in my life. The sooner I realized that one day I would be OK, the sooner I was felt as if I was “over" my ex. Don’t hold onto grudges and bad memories, embrace the new adventures life will throw your way. And always remember to ask a random guy! gcollegianadvice@ gmail.com _ http://gcadvice.tumblr.com /ask (anonymous) Wilkins.motley @greensboro.edu
Meghan’s Crafting Corner: Decoupaging lace by Meghan Tahmaseb I thought I would start writing a different kind of article for The Collegian. I love crafting: making jewelry, accessories, home décor items, etc. I started making jewelry about seven years ago after taking a class on the basics. The idea to take the class came to me while shopping (my weakness). I would see expensive costume jewelry and think, "I could make this, and probably for a lot less!" That began my crafting obsession. I know as a college student, money is usually sparse-and buying jewelry and things to decorate your dorm/apartment/house probably rank below feeding yourself for the week. However, I have found many different ways to still make and decorate your place. Plus, having an item you make is always more special than something store-bought. Therefore, bi-weekly, I will have a new craft todo, along with the steps, supplies, tips, etc. I would love to hear from you with comments, questions or ideas of something you would like to know how to make. I would love to see a picture of your final product as well! I have a page on my Google site set up specifically for a picture tutorial of each project. I have included the link below. If you enter my site, click on the link titled, "Collegian Crafting Corner." This article will explain how to decorate any glass item with lace using "Mod Podge." Be creative with it! You can turn a cup into a pencil holder, jewelry display, etc. Your vase could hold faux flowers, remotes, larger candles, anything!
Supplies needed: Mod Podge (Preferably "Decoupage" Mod Podge - found at any craf store) Lace - Available in multiple colors & designs. Can purchase in ribbon spools or by the yard in fabric department and can be found at any craft store Sponge or paint brush (I like using a sponge) Found at any craft store. Glass jar, candle, vase, etc. Find these items at Goodwill, Wal-Mart or go green and recycle something you already have) Scissors, any type of scissors Procedure: 1. Measure out how much lace you will need by wrapping the glass item, then cut. If you are using lace from a spool, cut the seared end off-this will also help flatten the lace. 2. Use the lace you cut to fit, and sponge paint a thick layer of Mod Podge to cover the outside of the glass item completely. Once covered in Mod Podge, apply the lace. 3. Let dry completely. Once item is dry, cut the stray ends of lace and add one more thick layer of Mod Podge. 4. Once completely dry, you are ready to display
your new homemade item. Picture tutorial: https://sites.google.com/site/ meghanmtahmaseb. MeghanTahmaseb @gmail.com
September 26, 2012
Entertainment Carolina Wine Festival by Amanda Meinhardt Are you 21? Do you love wine? If you answered yes to these two questions, then the Carolina Wine Fest-ival is something you must attend. After seeing the advertisement on television, I knew I had to go. A group of five of us went and the tickets were only $25 each. But if you wanted the VIP ticket, which allowed access to the festival an hour early as well as a $10 food voucher, then the ticket was $40. The ride was an easy twenty minutes from Greensboro College to the Piedmont Triad Farmers Market in Colfax. Not only was the wine festival going on, but so was the Farmers’ Market. When we arrived, we were given a small wine glass as well as a map of where all the different wine vendors were located. The lines to taste the
wines were long, but they moved fast and it was worth it once you got to the front of the line. Some of the different wine vendors were: Slightly Askew Winery, Native Vines Winery, Southern Charm Winery and RagApple Lassie Vineyards. We tasted about eight different wines, which was nothing compared to the amount I saw others try. The vendors also had a separate line, if one chose to buy a bottle of wine. While walking around to the different booths we had the enjoyment of listening to three different bands, which were the Band of Oz, Chris Lane Band and Evan Olson. After all of the wine tasting and enjoyment of the festival, our hunger finally caught up with us. There were several different choices of vendors. Many were food locations found in Greensboro, such as Stamey’s BBQ, Coffeology, Loaf and Hungry Howie’s.
Overall the day was full of plenty of delicious wine, tasty food and enjoyable music. I am already looking forward to next year and hopefully now you are too. meinhardt @greensboro.edu
Steph Keller and Amanda at the Festival. Photos courtesy of Amanda Meinhardt
As a college student on a budget, what do you do to save money? On the Prowl
DIANA BRAVO, Junior
I’m a hostess at a local restaurant and only buy needs.
QUENTON JONES, Junior
I work for Papa John’s, donate plasma twice a week and search for sales.
Pride Poetry The cracked home
BUBBA WEISS, Sophomore
I don’t spend money on food. Just eat at the café.
JACOB ANFLICK, Junior
I work by teaching and playing music or any other odd job. I don’t buy things I need or go to the clubs.
The house, The one on the left With no branches and no decorations, Bland, with an inside of emotions A hall of noises Walls of hope A yard full of bones We lived there our entire lives And loved We wished our souls away on the day of destruction When it burned, the embers distanced everything The distance, Created holes in our love Our relationship began dwindling And so did our past You knew me, better than anyone, Now I hardly know myself my weakness, which is now yours – Kday Evans kady.evans @greensboro.edu