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University Breaks Ground for New Recreation Center Ashley Dow Staff Writer

Spring Weekend: Longwood Bandfest 2005 Musical performances from "The Sugar Hill Gang," "Everclear" and many others entertained Longwood's campus this past weekend. MS Arts & Entertainment p. 7




Relaq-ior-Lile Finds Success in Longwood's Volunteers Longwood raised over $17,000 to beat the goal by $5,00. see Features p. 8

Athlete, Personnel Honored at Awards Banquet Students and staff were recognized for their achievement in ath letics for the 2004/2005 school year. see Sports p. 10

Index 2- Op/Ed 3- Op/Ed 4-^News 5- Calender 6-A&E 7-A&E 8- Features 9- Features 10-Sports 11-Sports

April 22, 2005

"This facility will transform our campus," said Pierson. "It's something that students here have wanted and needed for a long rime. Campus Recreation current-

To kick off the spring weekend events last Friday, Longwood marked the beginning of the construction of the new recreation center with a groundbreaking ceremony in the lower Fra2ier parking lot. At the beginning of the ceremony, an aerial photograph was taken of students standing along the planned outline of the new center waving blue and white pom- President Cormier along with stupoms. Following the photo, dents,faculty, and staff partake in President Patricia Cormier the Recreation center groundbreaking. and Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Tim ly shares facilities with the Pierson spoke to students about Department of Health, the new center and the changes it Recreation & Kinesiology, which would bring. is growing, and with the athletic

department, which is moving to Division-I status. With the tremendous demands on our current facilities, it is critical to have a facility that is available for general student use for extended hours every day." The 75,000 square foot recreation center will feature two basketball courts, an indoor running track, two racquet ball courts, three multipurpose rooms, a rock climbing wall, a main workout room with space for approximately 180 pieces of equipment and a juice bar. There will also be a station for equipment rental and ample storage space. "The new weight room facilities will allow more strength training for our games," said

Byron Trafton, member of the men's rugby team. "I like the idea of a juice bar and it would be great to have the facility open longer hours." The center will be built of brick and glass, with the corner at Main and Franklin streets featuring a curved section of glass. Additionally, some of the ceiling over the fitness area and entrance way will also be glass, letting in natural light. The complex will serve as the new office location for the Student Health and Wellness Center, Counseling Center and Student Recreation. The center is being designed by Moseley Architects from Virginia Beach with recreation consultants Hastings & Chivetta from St. Louis, MO.

Parking Spaces Won t Be Lost Elena Lucier Staff Writer

With the new recreation center set to occupy one of the largest commuter parking lots, students are concerned about parking next year and rumors are circulating about what will happen. Ixingwood is adamant that all the spaces will be compensated for by next semester. "The new gym will make us lose 185 spaces, but we will find other places for these students to park by the fall," said longwood Police Chief Charles Lowe "We're going to add extra spaces around campus," he added. In actuality, the rumors have circulated that parking from the upper Frazier lot or the Wynne lot will be lost are in fact just rumors. "That is a viciously untrue rumor," Lowe said. "Some parking spaces behind the new gym will be used for Student Health, but that is it." However, new parking does mean more money. Even though all of the money from

parking tickets is used for parking purposes, it still is not enough. "Parking should pay for itself," Lowe said. "But it currendy isn't. We're still paying for the new Wynne parking lot." â– Students will probably see an increase in the price of parking permits next year, but not in parking tickets, Lowe said. Some students have suggested that Longwood should limit the number of sophomores who drive to school in order to alleviate the parking problem. Although this seems a good solution, admissions is hesitant to do so because it would discourage prospective students. "I know many colleges where freshmen can't drive, but 1 can't think of a single one that doesn't allow sophomores to'drive," explained Lowe. Eventually off-campus parking lots will be constructed, and Longwood hopes to work with the FAB in order to have students shuttled to and from the lots. There may also be some incentive for parking offcampus instead of in the oncamnus lots.

Photo courtesy of Public Relations

Ruffner/Rotunda Rededicaticion Kent Booty Office of Public Relations

Almost four years to the day after being destroyed by fire, the new version of Longwood University's signature building will be rededicated Saturday, April 23. Ruffner Hall, topped like its predecessor with a rotunda dome, will be dedicated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. The celebration will include a picnic on nearby Lancaster Mall from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ($10 for the public in advance, $15 that day), along with self-guided tours of Ruffner from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30

p.m. Every Longwood class from 1930 to the present will be represented. The changes throughout the hall are dramatic with state-ofthe art classrooms, office, research and conference rooms. There is a wide range of technology improvements and amenities, including a "sympodiura" in each classroom, an observation lab in the psychology area, an archaeology lab, two plasma screens on each floor. A sympodium, which can be mounted on the instructor's desktop, is an interactive pen display that works as a comput-

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April 22, 2005

Words From The Editor: SGA Process a Problem? I would like to start off by apologizing for last week and the fact that we couldn't put out a paper, We had technical problems including a network failure and computer errors that couldn't be fixed in time to get a paper printed. We have just installed three new computers, so the process should run a little smoother from here on out. Hopefully we will have 2 more computers so if nothing else we will finallv have five computers that actually work! It's disturbing for a newspaper to get excited over having five computers that work, I know, but if any of you have ever been in the office, then you understand. I appreciate those of you

who have stuck it out with us, and I ask you to continue to bear with us as we get the new system in order. One thing that I know is on the minds of most people who are involved in SGA-funded organizations is the way the new budget process has been handled. I, of all people, can sympathize with the lack of organization and effectiveness of the process. Believe me. There has been very little organization, a ridiculous amount of wasted time and a lack of clarity in reaching the students about the process and the next steps they need to take. I too have had my fair share of fighting the new system, you all are not alone. I can't remember the last time one single organization has been the cause of so much stress and anxiety. Although I do not agree

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with the way the budget hearing process was handled this year, I have to admit that the intentions were sincere. As the old budget process stood, the smaller organizations were heard last, following the bigger, much more expensive groups. Allocating money before all the groups were heard often left very little for the smaller organizations. I understand that completely, and I congratulate the committee for recognizing the problem and attempting to fix it. However, attempting is the operative word. While the committee has solved the problem of hearing all budgets before allocation, it has opened up many more, the biggest problem being the lack of organization. Looking over all the budgets and hearing the organization's arguments was an excellent idea, don't get me wrong. But excuse me when I say what the hell happened after that? We all come to a meeting, on a Sunday evening no less, that we are

requested to attend, to sit, some of us anyway, for 4 hours plus and never be heard. Other groups, such as myself, went back home and came back hours later to be turned away and told they would be notified when their budget was to be heard. Ok, fine. I can even deal with that. It's a new process, and I completely understand the problems with change. My real problem comes to this, after being promised by multiple members that I would be notified before my allocation, after making it perfectly clear that I wanted to be at the allocation to answer and ask questions, my hearing was held without me. When I was told it wouldn't be heard that day and not to worry about showing up. Until this point, I have been very patient with the new system. As I stated earlier, I can appreciate the motivation to change and improve, and I can understand the unexpected kinks and obstacles (including time issues) when testing out a new operation. What I

can't understand is why I was deliberately not contacted when my budget was heard. My point is this, for all of the organizations out there who understand my frustrations; I want you to know that most of us are dealing with the same thing. Many organizations think the same, if not worse. Some aren't speaking up, maybe some are concerned with making certain people angry, I don't know. However, if you have a comment, question, or concern with the new budget process, I encourage you to express those opinions. I truly believe that at least most members of the SGA committee are working hard to make this a more fair process, and while there's nothing you can do about those who aren't sincere and honest, it just might make you feel better to vent.

Bobbi Thibo Mditor-ln-Chief

U.S. Hiding Plan for Global Empire Brett Battle U-IHRE

Florida Governor Jcb Bush and Deputy Defense Secretary Paul I've never considered myself a Wolfowitz. PNAC is supposedly inspired conspiracy theorist. The average person might con- by the Ronald Reagan world view. sider a conspiracy theorist to be a This world view calls for an basement-dwelling nut job like increase in military power and the Dale Gribble from "King of the removal of foreign regimes "hostile to our interests and values." Hill." This project also asks for "preI don't believe the whole world serving and extending an internais out to get me like Dale does. However, I do take into consid- tional order friendly to our securieration evidence presented to the ty, our prosperity and our princitable when it comes to topics of ples." If you haven't seen the movie discussion. "Head of State," the opposing Global dominance is today's lescandidate to Chris Rock's characson, children. The United States has the means ter used the slogan "God bless America and no one else." to achieve global domination. Keep in mind, Reagan set forth But there must be a plan - some kind of agenda - to get over the the policies of his time to snuff social hump of morality and ethics. out the final remnants of the There must be a plan that can USSR. Now we need to extend those congregate the "free" masses of a "democracy" so we can feel like we same policies globally? In the modern era, the threat to are doing the right thing. This plan is known as "The the status quo is no longer comProject for a New American munism. And don't buy into the threat of Century," founded in 1997 by conterrorism. servative members of United We, the people of this governStates leadership including Vice ing body, are the threat to the staPresident Dick Cheney, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, tus quo and our leaders are doing

everything they can to keep us from bringing about any form of change. A social renaissance would be their worst nightmare. How do you prevent a social renaissance? Prevent the people from knowing your plans. How many Americans know of PNAC? It's not discussed on radio talk shows or commercial news on television. PNAC is not taught to us in public schools. It was never mentioned before or after the invasion the Iraq. It seems to have slowly settled into this culture's skin that a global American police state is not only good, but inevitable. An American flag in every home is what it means to be free. Cheney and Rumsfeld should come out in the open and say, "These are our plans, I hope you don't mind because you don't have a choice," but they never will. Why is that? Because you and I are working like slaves funding these plans with our tax dollars.


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Littering is Not a Landscaping Problem Holly Weiss Guest Writer Imagine a beautiful day: the sun is shining, and it's a wonderful 70 degrees out, but you know you have to go to class, so you walk past all of the students having fun in front of your residence hall, Stubbs. You envy them for being able to spend a carefree afternoon playing volleyball, tossing a football, sun-bathing or catching up with friends. You go to class hating every second of it, because it's in a room without windows, so you cannot have anything to do with the beautiful day out besides the walk to and from class. You come back from that horrid class to find a lawn empty of people, but full of eyesores everywhere: TRASH! Not only are there cans and bottles being left there, people are starting to leave personal items out as well. For instance, just recently, I found a dirty white sock on my walk up the front path to the building I have lived in for almost two years. This semester, things have only gotten worse. Every time there are- students out there on a nice day, it's not uncommon to find students on both sides of the sidewalk, usually shirtless guys playing volleyball (and come on, what straight girl would object to that?, and on the other side groups of students just enjoying their afternoon. But the fact that I can tell that they were there that day is what bothers me. That old cliche of "take nothing but pictures leave nothing but footprints" comes to mind. Could it be because of the fact that I spent part of my summer learning about the effects of trash on our environment? Possibly.

Could it be that there are more * students than ever before on

Longwood's campus? Possibly.

But it's more likely that fewer people have started caring about the upkeep of our campus. Now on these nice days, it's not uncommon to see a few cans among the grass, with a few plasdc cups here and there. Thank goodness for our facilities department, because those cans would be lying there for at least 200 years! Imagine! A can being there from the 1800s (granted, aluminum was probably not invented that long ago.) And those cups? They NEVER biodegrade. That little white plastic ribbed cup could be in that same spot 300 years from now, and still be usable. And if you walk around anywhere, chances are you will see a cigarette butt among the grass near the sidewalk. During my internship (on a whale watching vessel out of Gloucester, Massachusetts), I had learned that it takes 15 years for those butts to biodegrade. FIFTEEN! Can you imagine that? Can you imagine a cigarette butt being in that one place from the time you are born up until the time you first learn how to drive? Its ridiculous! Granted, it does take some effort to find a receptacle to put your butts into, but if you think about the alternative—that butt being there for 15YEARS? It's disgusting! I know that our campus is somewhat apathetic, but we should at the very least take some pride in our common areas such as the lawn in front of Stubbs. That fateful day I saw all the trash in front of Stubbs, the facilities department had spent the morning and early afternoon mowing the grass, and walking

around with weed whackers getting everything just right: for us to mess it up soon afterwards with trash! Can you imagine how frustrating it must be for the landscaping staff to see how unappreciative some people are? I think Mr. Incredible from the recent Pixar hit "The Incredibles" can put this best. "No matter how many times you save the world, it always manages to get back in jeopardy again." Sometimes I just want it to stay saved! You know, for a little bit? I feel like the maid: *I just cleaned up this mess! Can we keep it clean for... for ten minutes!'" I'm not expecting to save the world, just make a slight difference in the way people treat the campus. If this article inspires one person on Stubbs lawn to take their Mountain Dew bottle to a trashcan, my ranting has been worth it. Come on Longwood. It takes little to no effort whatsoever to go to a trashcan with your cans and/or cigarette butts on your way back to your dorm from Stubbs. Chances are, you probablywalked past one on your way to pick up this newspaper. Would you rather take some responsibility for your trash, or have trashcans lining all of the sidewalks around campus? Hopefully it's the first of the two. The responsibility of us having to throw out our trash in the dining hall has already been alleviated, but we still have to take care of our trash on this campus. Its not only a matter of personal responsibility, its a matter of respect for the students who have to look at the eyesores, not to mention to our landscaping staff that have put so much work into beautifying our wonderful campus!

Props: + To Christmas time in April. + To the Farmville railroad tracks. + To Saul Williams and Bandfest. + To people stealing beer from the field parties. + To harmless water balloons. + To hemp necklaces made by the women's rugby. team. Drops: - To extremly vicious and giant wasps. - To only two more weeks of school. - To the new SGA's lack of organization. - To having a paper due for every single class all on the same week.

Speak Out Wnat do uou tkink about tke art work that has been placed around campus'. I think its at times festive, actually what artwork? -Antnyon Mitchell Senior

I think it is a waste of my money to keep it here. -Lauren Turner Freshman In theory, supporting the arts is great, but they seem too avant garde and clutter our campus. -Meredith Carr Junior I don't really like any of it; I would have rather seen art that was related to Longwood. -Jenn Dize Senior All pkima hfWlll hnus



April 22,2005

Bookstore Back On^Campus Car Tkef t at Longwood Lisa Martin Staff W'riltr Although the Longwood B<x»kstore has been in five locations in eight years, and another move is being planned, the staff is happy to have returned to campus with more space. The bookstore has been operating since March 3 from the first floor of the Blackwell building. According to bookstore manager Ixniisa I-ackey, they J do not yet know when the bookstore will move into its permanent location in the lower level of the Blackwell building. "We're very happy to be back," Lackey commented. She also added that they feel more connected with the campus at its new location. "Hopefully things will be less claustrophobic when buy-

ing books from now on," said lunior Nicole Rudd. The move has not meant a change in the number of employees or prices.

is very excited." "1 think the new bookstore is beautiful and it's so convenient to have it back on campus," bookstore employee and I^ongwood sophomore Anne Reynolds explained. "We've all worked really hard to get the bookstore set up and everyone is really excited it's finally back on campus." The new location is also helpful in promoting Longwood to high school students and families. Longwood Ambassador Josh Elder said "It is nice being able to end my tours with perspective students at the bookstore, so they have a chance to buy Longwood apparel."

cash back for books 'The move does not generate any kind of increase in the price of books in the new bookstore," Lackey said. The new location of the bookstore seems to be having a positive effect on everyone. "Students come in and go, wow!, this bookstore looks like a real college bookstore." lackey said, "I think everyone

Charley's Chef, Anne Simboli Makes a Special Request of the Class of 2005 Dear Friends and Class of 2005, It has been a privilege being part of Farmville for the past 13 years! Working in a college town is magic. Instead of an ad this week I have a special request for the Class of 2005. Please think of Madeline's House when getting ready to move. It always amazes me the amount of stuff to be thrown out during and after graduation weekend. Madeline's House is now located next to Dowdy's furniture and would appreciate your donations. If you don't have a car or can't get someone to help you drop it off call Madeline's House to arrange a pickup.

Naomi Pearson Staff Writtr Two young men were apprehended on March 30 by Farmville police in connection with the breaking and entering of one Farmville business and the attempted break-in of another. After executing a search warrant, the police also linked them with the recent rash of car break-ins in the Longwood parking lots at Main Street and at the Wynne upper tier, according to Longwood Police Inspector John Thompson. One of the young men is an 18-year-old senior at Nottoway High School. The other, also 18, is a student at Southside Virginia Community College in Keysvillc. Both are being held in the Piedmont Regional Jail, said Thompson. The town has filed charges against the two for the business break-ins and thefts. The Longwood Police Department has not filed charges due to legal complications. Despite the seizure of car

RUFFNER p. 1 monitor. The observation lab has four cameras and a microphone, and an operator can switch from one camera to another, display the lab live to an adjacent classroom and record onto DVD. The plasma screens, near the elevator on the east and west side of each floor will run announcements about student life. The overall project, which began in December 2002, cost

stereos and other equipment from the homes of the young men under the terms of the search warrant, none of the Longwood break-in victims were able to conclusively identify any of the equipment as their own. "Most people buy their stuff and just throw the papers [that come with it] away," Thompson said. Since the papers often contain the serial numbers of the equipment, they are the very documents that can prove a person's ownership. He encourages everyone to record the serial number of their property or to make an identifying mark on it, such as engraving, to prevent this kind of ambiguity. There is no conclusive link between the equipment seized and those who lost their property, Thompson said. He noted, however, that since the young men were brought in "there haven't been any more break-ins." Thompson is continuing to investigate.

SI7.9 million. It was built by English Construction Company Inc. of Lynchburg, as was the adjacent Grainger Hall, also reconstructed to closely resemble its predecessor. For more information about the rededication and grand opening of Ruffner Hall, please phone Longwood University at 1.800.281.4677, Ext. 3, or visit online at nts/ruffnerdedication/

W antto get INVOLVED wihthe CLASS of 2006?

The officers are looking for chair persons to head committees!

So, get involved to make your Senior year great! EmaiLchamlh* bngwoodedu fyou have any queatons, comments or want lo be a pan of it all!

Some of the positions we are looking for: • • • • •

Publicity Fundraising Food Services Senior Week Spirit Chair!

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Calendar April


► Women's rugby car wash at Auto Zone ► Movie: Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou ► Trivia Night, 10 p.m., Lankford Mall

I23 ► Ruffner Hall Rededication

► Theatre: Sing Down the Moon: Appalachian Wonder Tales, 7 p.m. ► Percussion Ensemble Concert, 10 p.m., Molnar Recital Hall


► Theatre: Sing Down the Moon: Appalachian Wonder Tales, 7 p.m. ► Senior Piano Recital, 4 p.m., Molnar Recital Hall


► Wind Symphony and Jazz Ensemble A Concert, 7:30 p.m., Jarman Auditorium

"At least gas still costs less than cafe pizza" By: Ellie Woodruff

I Peer Helpers I26

► Softball vs George Washington, 4 p.m.


Do you like helping others? Do people come to you for advice? Do you want to make a difference on campus and in the community? If so, the Peer Helpers are now accepting applications for next semester. Pick up an application outside the Peer Helper office. For more info email us at

► Flute Ensemble Concert, 7:30 p.m., Molnar Recital Hall


► Lacrosse vs Davidson, 7 p.m. ► Faculty Piano Recital, 7:30 p.m., Molnar Recital Hall ► SGA Presidential Inauguration, 4:00 p.m. Student Union

Career Center presents April 26 ► Cover Letter and Resume Workshop, 6 p.m. ► How to Ace Your Interview Workshop, 7 p.m.

FARMV11FS PREMIER RESTAURANT Cnarleus Waterfront Cjare


Recruiters still accepting resumes: ► USA Deck, Inc. - Monday, April 25th ► Atlantic Credit & Finance- Tuesday April 26th ► Royall & Company- Sunday, May 1st ► YMCA Camp Silver Beach- Sunday, May 1st ► Cornerstone Kenbridge- Sunday, May 15th ► State Farm Insurance- Sunday, May 15th ► Hall Automotive- Wednesday, May 31 ► Southern States Cooperative, Inc.- June 1st

wwv.longwood.edtt/career The Career Center is located in Lancaster Hall, room G08 Call us at x2063 or e-mail us at

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Last week professor and sculptor Kathleen Driscoll visited Longwood's campus as she installed one of Longwood's new sculptures, "Mother's Milk." The piece took four days (Monday through Thursday) to install and is composed primarily of burlap and plaster with a plywood infrastructure beneath. The new installation is part of the on-going sculpture series being hosted at Longwood, led by the Ixmgwood Center for the Visual Arts and Longwood's Art department. Other sculptures previously brought to campus range from soapstone carvings, steel structures and mixed media pieces. Johnson Bowles, director of the LCVA, hopes that the pieces will help promote thoughtful discussion among students. Driscoll worked with her team of two assistants, first erecting the plywood construct and then in stages mixing the plaster, soaking the burlap and then draping. Each step required coordinated effort from the team and students from the art department were invited to come and assist. Driscoll's work has predominandy been with plaster and

plaster casting, experimenting with form and the variety of shapes that cloth can take, in and out of a plaster setting. She has done numerous pieces similar to Longwood's "Mother's Milk", the form always referencing the effect of falling water. Similar pieces have been constructed to "flow" over rocks, pour from the sky among trees, or in one outdoor installation, appear to flow over the very air itself. In Mother's Milk, Driscoll hopes to not only reference that aspect of falling water, but that the water is also like the milk that nurtures us all, brought forth from the Earth, acting as a mother to us all. Metaphorical connotations aside, on the simple design side of the piece, the shape of "Mother's Milk" also echoes the column structures found around campus, particularly the more modernized rectangular pillars of the Greenwood Library, where the sculpture is located. Numerous students and professor's in the art department eagerly await the first snow this coming winter to see the change in effect of the piece in relation to the landscape. "Mother's Milk" is planned to be left on display until 2007.

The shaved line in the eyebrow, the blonde pompadour, the harem pants and the cheesy dance moves might remind one of a certain rapper from the early 90's. That's right. Vanilla Ice. He took the stage at HampdenSydney's field house on Thursday, April 7 as part of the Greek Week celebration. At 9:30 that evening, several hundred students paid SI to hear the concert and partake, if age 21, in the Beer Garden. While waiting, the crowd began to chant, "Ice," as they stood with anticipation for the one hit wonder to take the stage. The evening was an experience to say the least. Vanilla Ice a.k.a Rob VanWinkle took the stage 30 minutes late and began to chant, "Ice Ice Baby," but those in the crowd could tell that this would not be a trip down memory lane.

Ice began to rap several songs from his newest album, "Bipolar." In between songs, he would tease the audience with chants of "Ice Ice Baby" and "Go Ninja, Go Ninja, Go." Due to rumors that he was contracted to sing his old music, the audience was expecting him to break out his notorious hit. After several songs from his newest album and solos by his drummer and disc jockey, there soon came a beat that made the crowd go wild. As he looked out among the audience with the music to "Ice Ice Baby" playing. VanWinkle smiled and shook his head. Junior Nicole Matthews said, "everyone was so excited and when he finally played 'Ice Ice Baby' it was worth listening to all his new stuff just to hear that live." Despite his new oudook on life and new image, he cannot deny

the impact he had on the youth of the 90s with his famous hit. He has been quoted as saying he was a "puppet for the industry" back in the early 90s and his new image is "no image, no polished made up gimmicks created by record companies ( shtml)." One can only wonder what was going through his mind when he had just played all of his new music with not much reaction, and then plays his 15 year old hit that caused the audience to go crazy. In the blink of an eye, the experience was over. And that's exacdy what it experience. Everyone who attended the concert can say that they got to "collaborate and listen" to Vanilla Ice in Farmville.

At Table One of Longwood s Newest Arrivals Ellie Woodruff Staff Writer

structures named for them. were imported from England or And like with the names of other European countries and most things, few individuals dig the house mistress would read So have you seen it? The yellow deep to understand why a building the recipe to her predominantly table with writing in front of or road might bear a certain name. illiterate servants. Bedford? Wondered about it at all? Part of the excitement for Randolph's compilation Congratulations, you've seen one Honeycutt is digging into that past included many of the modified of the new sculpture installations and uncovering the stories she recipes that would evolve from for Longwood's campus. wants to bring to art-goers.. the memories of these servants The yellow table is a and several contemporary piece by Americanized recipes. sculptor and art historian Honeycutt's intenBrece Honeycutt. Entitled tion with her piece "At "At Table," Honeycutt has Table" was to create taken seemingly obscure that same long table individuals from the pages environment one of history and used them would find at the as the center of her sculpboarding house and tural endeavors. then played with the Other aspects of her surface of the piece to Photo Courtesy Ashley Reams work include a series of desks and Longwood's incorporate several copper pages viewers could turn to sculpture is a piece devoted to recipes -plus the evolution of learn the story of Mary Elizabeth Mary Randolph, a well to-do food and food preparation in Garrett, a philanthropist who woman from the Richmond area America through out history. believed in educating girls in the who opened a boarding house The social commentary and late 19th century and spent a good shortly after the Civil War despite ramifications of such informadeal of her inheritance towards the social and class issues that tion delves deep and asks the that goal. would arise from a woman run- viewer to consider many different Brece's portrayal of figures that ning such an establishment points. "history has forgotten" tends to Most notable among her Johnson Bowles, director of select white women whose achievements were the recipes she the LCVA, is please with the achievements have been nearly collected and compiled into one of progress of the sculpture prolost, save perhaps oblique mention the first cookbooks found in the gram and the discussion it is genin some books or by having high- Americas. erating among students and facways, buildings and other such Prior to this, most cookbooks ulty.

April 22, 2005

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Spring Weekend: Longwood Bandfest 2005 Kyle Castillo Staff Writer A long school year it has been. Many students have spent way too many sleepless nights dedicated to their school work, and last weekend was the school's reward for those students. Not that the weekend didn't consist of more sleepless nights, as I'm sure many of you succumbed to the temptations that a legitimized party weekend can provide. This year's two-day bandfest event provided entertaining music, giving fuel to all those in search of a good time. The event kicked off with the acoustic punk stylings of "Shindig," who played behind Willet Gym. Much in the elk , of "Dashboard Confessional," lone guitarist and vocalist Ritchie Ray primed the crowd for what was to come with his energetic yet melodic acoustic set. Longwood's own, "Word Life," was the first to play on the small stage. The studentformed hip hop group set the pace for the evening with their catchy beats and excellent flows that sounded radio worthy. The christening of the main stage was the duty of alternative rock group "Nada Surf." Perhaps best known for their 1998 song "Popular," the group captivated a good sized crowd with their sonic punk guitar riffs and emotionally charged vocals during the time of day that vocalist Matthew Caws referred to as the "magic hour," where the sun is almost set, casting a soft toned light over the crowd. Nada Surf took a break from finishing their soon-to-be released album tentatively titled 'Twilight Savings," in order to play at Longwood. When asked about the reasoning behind com-

ing here despite being incredibly busy. Caws stated that, "It is always fun to play a one-off show and not have to worry about a full tour. When you're recording an album, it feels like your on vacation but you're constantly busy." According to Caws, the best part about performing in a college atmosphere is that it "seems more like real life. At a club everybody is just going out, but at a college people live there. The atmosphere is more relaxed and authentic." This year's bandfest was an international event, with a couple of acts jumping the pond to play the show. Kevin Pearce was one of those acts. A quartet out of London, vocalist and guitarist Kevin Pearce and his band mates provided one of the highlights of the weekend, despite the fact that Pearce was hospitalized the previous evening with pneumonia. With a sound that is somewhere between Bob Dylan,

Dave Matthews and REM, Pearce and company electrified the crowd with their original blend of classic folk harmony and what the band referred to as "British Blues." Besides playing their original songs which the band describes as being, "good honest music," the band also covered Al Green's "Ain't no Sunshine When She's Gone," and closed their set with the Beatles', "A Day in the Life."

Though this was the bands first into the mike his philosophy on better than what felt like a sumtrip to the states they hope that by life; "It's time to party," sending mer block party. After playing the next classic song after classic time they won't be song, Sugar Hill invited fans coveting the Beatles, onto the stage instead they to help with will have a their finale, following "Rappers that is, "bigDelight" ger than the The best Beatles." show that The secnobody saw ond act to was Richmond fly here based jam band from Britain "Muelle," who was poet performed their and hip- hop jazz infused artist Saul rock in front of Williams. perhaps 20 Members of the band Muelle Armed with people. They an array of were the tightinsightful est knit band to lyrics and backed by pulsating the crowd into a sea of flying bod- play this year, with melodic guibeats, Williams managed to rev the ies that wouldn't stop until the tars, horns and percussion creatcrowd into a rabid state, as if to speakers went silent. ing a very relaxed vibe. They remind them that this is a weekend Saturday's proceedings started might have drawn a larger crowd, to let go. early at 12 noon, with the sounds but as one band member said, of Basic Gospel, followed "the ghost band on the other by Longwood alum, Jubeus stage must have put on a hell of a and their, "worldly show." rhythms and intriguing The "ghost band," being melodies." referred to was created by the Third place battle of the campus' anticipation to hear the bands winner Jason Long headlining band, "Everclear." played his acoustic set of Although they were not going to country/ folk music. With play until after Muelle had coma good voice and song pleted their set, hundreds of stuwriting skills, Long provid- dents still gathered in front of the ed a good lead way for the empty stage jockeying for posicountry act, "PinMonkey." tion. "PinMonkey's " slide gui"Everclear" opened to a roar tars and pop-country of applause and instandy jumped sound captivated a large into the fray playing their version crowd and amped them up of alternative rock. After playing for the rest of the days as a band for a while, vocalist Art events. Alexakis played a short solo set Richmond punk band which included a cover of his "Forever in a Day," played daughter's favorite song, "Brown a mezmorizing set showing Eyed Girl." why many believe that they While there was no flashing Courtesy oJWill fatus Carolina Heavy Metal will soon blow up on the going on, one girl threw her field band "Bridge" was the opening act national scene. hockey jersey on stage which was for the headliner Andrew WK. When "Sugar Hill Gang" took quickly adorned by the bands They played a vibrant set that was the stage, it seemed as if half of bassist., After completing their heavy and powerful, yet sounded Farmville was there to cheer them set, a modest request from the thoughtful, much in the style of on. Townspeople of all ages came crowd incited Everclear to return "Creed." to enjoy what was undoubtedly the to the stage for an encore which Andrew WK capped off the premier show of the weekend. included one of their most popuopening nights festivities with his There were grandmothers dancing lar songs, "Santa Monica." patented party metal. It's pretty to the beats that founded hip-hop Outside of a slipup by rare that you see a heavy metal and toddlers reciting lyrics that Alexakis who called Longwood, band open up with a keyboard riff, were penned well before their "Linwood," Everclear completed but with Andrew WK. nothing birth On such a beautiful after- what was an entertaining and should surprise you. WK. bellowed noon nothing could have been very enjoyable weekend.



April 22, 2005

Catch the Spirit: Brastow Newly Immersed In Economics

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Ray Brastow did not always know that he wanted to pursue a career in teaching. In fact, it was not until he was in front of a classroom that he

realized it was the job for him. "I went to graduate school then to get my Ph.D. It was during that time, through an assistantship, that I realized I wanted to teach," explained Brastow. "I seemed to have a natural ability to teach and hold the students' attention. I also liked that the faculty were able to spend their entire day learning and working in their field." As a professor in the College of Business and Economics (COBE) since 1987, Brastow has seen a lot of changes take place within the college. "When we became nationally accredited, we had to go through many changes," stated Brastow. "We now have a lot of professors who have taught at other colleges and held jobs outside higher education." Brastow also believes that the students in the COBE have become more passionate about

Relay for Life Finds Success in Longwood s Volunteers Caitlin Dineen Staff Writer

Whether it was the group of walkers or the loud music that attracted so many people, Relayfor-Life took hold of Longwood on Friday, April 8. Coundess students, friends, and survivors were all working fqr the same cause, to raise money for the American Cancer Society. This 12-hour event took place behind the Student Union from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. With a track marked out with wooden stakes and rope, each team had at least one representative walking at all times. The evening was bubbling with excitement and determination to hit the goal target of $12,000. Longwood teams had been fundraising for several weeks to raise money. These fundraisers included . "flocking" faculty and staff with flamingos to raise money and allowing people to pay for others to be attacked by the "Polypi."


Moods grew very somber around 9 a.m. as the Luminaria Ceremony began. Participants had the opportunity to buy a luminary in order to honor a cancer survivor or to remember a cancer victim. Students closed around the luminaries and watched with tear-filled eyes as fellow students lit the luminary for a friend or loved one who had been affected by cancer. At the end of the night, Relay-for-Life had raised over $17,000 for the American Cancer Society, beating their goal by over $5,000. Participants packed up their belongings and took down their tents with an air of accomplishment settling behind Lankford. Overall, it was a very rewarding event and the participation was nothing short of amazing. For more information on how to donate money or to get involved with Relay-for-Life next year, check out the American Cancer Society at

business and the faculty has been successful in helping students to achieve their academic and professional goals. "Longwood students have become serious about their education," said Brastow. "The faculty members try to meet the students where they are academically and that helps them to succeed." This summer Brastow will continue to immerse himself within economics, as he goes on sabbatical through the fall semester. He accepted a temporary position with the Federal Reserve in Richmond. There he will be working with a team of economists to study how the Federal Reserve supervises banks. This unique opportunity will enable Brastow to gain further understanding in the field of economics.

Something he suggests students do as well. 'To be a good economist, students should read widely," explained Brastow. 'Then when students think about the world they have a good view of what the world is actually doing. Economics is a fairly simple way to know what is going on with goods, markets and the economy." Brastow is a graduate of The

University of Washington. He previously taught at Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA. He has been actively involved in the Farmville-Prince Edward youth soccer program and is an avid supporter of the Richmond FC soccer club of which his son, Tennant, 15, is a team member. He enjoys spending time with his wife Onie, son, and daughter Mckenzie, 12.

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April 22, 2005


Simpkins Lecture Given on Economic Growth Threat to Environment

Megan McAbee Staff Writer

On Monday, April 11, wildlife biologist gave a Simkins Lecture on how economic growth threatens the environment and nation-

al and international security. Czech's lecture was enoded "What They Don't Tell You About Economic Growth, And Why." Czech helped the packed auditorium understand the topic by giving a brief overview of important ideas such as production as a function of capital and labor. "Development of major economic organizations is done by wealthy patrons, institutions and theorists," said Czech. "Our economy and society is based on production that degenerates the land." One important fact that Czech kept returning to throughout his presentation was that students are learning not to care about the land in their economics classes. "Students in universities are learning not to give a hoot about

land," said Czech. "[Economics] textbooks don't recognize the land," he added. Toward the end of the evening, Czech answered the question that was on most audience members' minds. Why do wildlife experts get into economics? "I don't know. I hate it, but I had to because of the endangered causes," said Czech. These causes are not important to the "who's who of the American economy," Czech said. Czech proposed that the problem "is fundamental conflict between economic growth and wildlife conservation." Czech left the audience members thinking as they departed the auditorium when he added: "The upshot of the conflict between economic growth and environmental conservation is that the origins of money are in


the liquidation of natural capital." Natural capital includes land, animals and organisms. "The future is going to depend on these things," said Czech. At the beginning of his lecture, Czech spoke about his involvements and passions stating, "I am a very busy man." Czech has served publicly for 15 years as a certified wildlife biologist. Currently Czech is the conservation biologist in the national office of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. His duties include developing policies, goals and objectives for the National Wildlife Refuge System. In addition, Czech is an adjunct professor at Virginia Tech and the founding president of the Center for the

Advancement of the Steady State Economy. In his book, "Shoveling Fuel for a Runaway Train: Errant Economists, Shameful Spenders, and a Plan to Stop Them All," Czech describes his plan for a "steady state revolution?' which would replace the national goal of economic growth. Czech's lecture was the second of two Simkins I-ectures this year. Dr. Francis Butler Simkins (1897-1966) taught history at Longwood for almost 40 years and was viewed by many as an important scholar in the southern history field. Czech's lecture was co-sponsored by the Department of Natural Sciences. For more information refer to his website


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April 22, 2005

Athletes, Personnel Honored at Awards Banquet scoring 1,522 points to finish Walton (cross-country) received sional sportsmanship. continue...certainly he was and third in all-time scoring. the Henry I. Willet ScholarAfter an electrifying is a wonderful guy..." Softball's Ryan Washington evening of emotion and praise Athlete award with their respecYarborough, who After all of the jump shots, goals proved her worth for the tive 3.87 and 3.80 grade point was given to honor Longwood's graduated from Longwood in scored, putts made, and bases Freshman Female Athlete of the averages. Finally, lacrosse head best players, Mazzuto took time to 1982, passed away last Thursday stolen, the athletic teams suited Year award, arriving late in uni- coach Janet Grubbs took home reassure everyone of the athletic and still holds the men's basketup one last time to conclude the ball record for points in a the SAAC Coach of the program's progress towards 2004-05 season with the annual Year award with a current Division I status. game with 46. awards banquet held at the Lee "We're in a completely record of 10-2 and a victory During the festive Grand Dining Hall. On Tuesday, different level of competition and against #20 William & affair, a variety of awards more than 40 athletes, trainers, the students and athletes are a big Mary. were presented for the and personnel were recognized Perhaps the most emo- part of making that happen," best freshman athletes, for their accomplishments and the Student-Athlete tional and inspirational part Mazzuto said. 'This is an extraortook some time to remember the of the evening occurred dinary time to be here...In the Advisory Committee life of a former player and admisduring the senior salute. next five years over 100 million (SAAC) coach of the sions worker, Jimmy Yarborough year, Henry I. Willet Each head coach honored dollars in construction will occur Before festivities began, their graduating class with [on campus] and that does not scholar-athletes, and top Uthletes honored at banquet Yarborough was honored with a honors for players of the the gift of warmth by pre- include athletics...We've made a Nioto Ccuilay of Longwood Sports htjornulion moment of silence and at the year. Seniors Chris Balus senting them with personal- lot of changes and improveconclusion director of athletics form after aiding her team to two and Marita Meldere received the ized blankets as tears were shed ments." Rick Mazzuto shared his wins against Liberty in a double- and hugs were shared between Construction for the male and female athlete of the thoughts about the former basheader during the afternoon. the coaches and their athletes. new soccer and artificial turf year awards. Balus, who had a ketball star. Basketball's Lamar Barrett .361 batting average prior to Besides handing out plaques complex began last Saturday "Perhaps the highest praise wrapped up the men's accolade and blankets, Dr. Wayne McWee, across from the golf course, yesterday's game against James you can give any human being averaging 9.7 points per game vice president for academic according to Mazzuto. After a Madison University, ranks is... [to say that] he or she is just and 4.9 rebounds per game in his affairs, parted some of his wis- roller-coaster year of highs and eighth all-time in stolen bases a good person," Mazzuto said. freshman campaign. Awarded dom through his days as a player, lows for the athletic teams, the with 52. Meldere finished her "There are so many people who for academic excellence and coach, and umpire through his common bond of the games career by snatching a school owe him so much...his commitexceptional play, seniors Stuart speech encouraging players and allows for the teams to get togethrecord 1,240 rebounds and ment and spirit will Bertsch (soccer) and Jessica coaches to demonstrate profes- er and celebrate their work. Kyle Martin Staff Writ*


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Tennis Player Teaches the Game, Learns About Life Steve Reeves Staff Writer

Surrounded by uncertainty and facing an empty wallet, sophomore Rashko Patnikov survived last summer with the help of a simple game: tennis. It was exactly a year ago this week that the Bulgarian native found himself wondering what would be of his summer in the United States. Not able to afford the pricey ticket to fly home, Patnikov was left to make a decision. "Flying is very expensive, I pay for everything here," Patnikov said. Instead of spending his summer relaxing at the beach, Patnikov needed to get a job. He found ,himself doing what many do when they find themselves in a bind: he phoned a friend. Patnikov's family friend knew of the perfect summer job for him as a tennis instructor in Brooklyn, New York. As it unfolded, a Bulgarian tennis coach established her own school of tennis instruction and was looking for an assistant. Without delay, Patnikov agreed to the summer position and two weeks later found himself on a Greyhound headed from

in the world, could also be one morning of May 22nd quite Farmville to the Big Apple. of the most dangerous and now, vividly, awaking to hear that his He recalls the feeling literally homeless, he recoghe had when he got on that nized that once again he bus like stepping onto a frozen would have to make a tough pond with no true comprehendecision. sion of just how thick the ice He began the day with was. "I took my bags to New a teaching lesson with York City and just took a Yevgeny Pisarevski, a chance," Patnikov stated. Ukrainian dental surgeon who Upon his arrival he was met by lived in the city. Cognitivcly, his fellow Bulgarian and owner Patnikov waited for the perof the school of tennis fect moment to tell of his instruction. troubles. "And that's when A family, which made up a you say to yourself, something portion of her clientele base, must happen now," Patnikov agreed to house Patnikov for stated. Moments later he did the summer, in exchange for a just that, spilling his situation few extra tennis lessons, and to the Ukrainian man. "I have so began his up at six and tc nowhere to live, I'm on the the courts by seven routine. Rashko Patnikov street, can you help me?" For the next 22 days, a Photo aurusf of Longwood Sports hJo,m,nior. ÂŤked Patnikov. No more than Patnikov recalls some regularithirty seconds later the man ty in the schedule he kept, relieved Patnikov of his worry, presence with the family was to assisting in the teaching of a saying, "Sure, you can come live be discontinued, and that he wealthy clientele base, ranging with me for the summer." needed to look for other living from small children to senior To Patnikov, the series arrangements for the remaincitizens. His teaching included of events unfolded, "Like a der of the summer. Humbly, components of the game of movie." After the duo exited the he packed his bags and went to tennis such as proper service courts in Pisarevski's brand new the only place where he could technique, as well as lobbing, Mercedes, Patnikov recalled truly call home, the tennis and back and forehand returns himself standing in what could court. It seemed like the among others. His somewhat have been, "One of the nicest weight of the world was on his secure, but hardly lucrative apartments in all of Brooklyn." six foot-five frame that day. summer livelihood all came Equipped with three plasma Pondering the situation, crashing down three weeks into screen televisions as well as a Patnikov knew that what could his New York excursion. view of the beach that could put easily be the most famous city He remembers the a smile on the most stoned of

faces, Patnikov could not believe his luck. The very next day he received a phone call from his boss, informing him that his services would no longer be needed, but at this point, Patnikov did not care. He spent the remaining two months of summer in the presence of the dental surgeon Pisarevski and his fiance, a New York attorney.. Patnikov eventually found more work as a tennis instructor, this time in New Jersey. What amounted to a slightly different schedule of up at five and to Penn Station by seven, Patnikov hopped an Amtrak train to New Jersey where he began lessons at nine every morning. When the transportation filled summer finally ended, Patnikov found his way back to the Greyhound station where he arrived three months before. For fifty dollars he grabbed a ticket back to Farmville, ready to assume the role of the student athlete and leave the tennis teaching for another day. As his 2005 school year comes to a close, Patnikov is looking forward to his trip down to Adanta, where he will be working for the summer as a tennis instructor, of course.

Grand Finale: Lancers Get First-Ever Win Against JMU Jimmy Vickers Staff Writer

For the first time in school history, the Longwood Lancers defeated the Dukes of James Madison University (JMU) in come-from-behind fashion. For the eighth time, the Lancers and Dukes faced of this past Tuesday on senior day. Longwood batded back from a4-0 deficit to claim its first comefrom-behind victory of the season against JMU. The game was scoreless until the top of the third inning when JMU second baseman Michael Cowgill hit a bases loaded triple to put JMU up 3-0. The Dukes added another

run in the third to lead 4-0. The Lancers answered in the bottom of the fourth with freshman right fielder Louis Ullrich's solo shot over the right centerfield wall, his third of the season. Ullrich was the offensive highlight for the Lancers as he went 2-4 with an r.b.i. and two runs. "Louis's big homerun in the fourth was very critical. It was the key offensive play of the game," head coach Buddy Bolding said. "We were pinned down and not able to get up," Bolding said, "but he [Louis] got up and that woke everybody else up."

The Dukes scored one run in the top of the fifth, but the Lancers exploded for four runs in the bottom half of the inning and tied the game at 5-5. Longwood scored one more run in the sixth to go ahead for good. Sophomore Brett Mangigian came in to relieve sophomore starting pitcher Brian McCullough in the sixth inning and earned his second win of the season. McCullough was charged for all five of the Dukes' runs, while Mangigian pitched three and two-thirds scoreless innings and gave up only two hits. "I felt no pressure out there;

I felt great," Mangigian said, "There wasn't a single pitch that didn't work for me." Before the first pitch, Longwood honored senior players Chris Balus, Robert Gillis, and Brett Mooney by thanking them for their dedication to the program. Longwood centerfielder Balus said, "It was really nice to win my last game here at Longwood. We're a young team, it was great for us to be able to bounce back and win this game on senior day," Balus said. Balus went 1-4 with one r.b.i. and scored a run. "It meant a lot to get the

victory today; we all really wanted to win this one for our seniors," Mangigian said. After Tuesday's come from behind victory, the Lancer's are now 10-8 in their last 18 games and 14-23 overall. "We have a lot of improving to do, this is going to be a long process," Bolding said. "It won't be pretty, but we will have some glimmering moments." The Lancers will finish the remainder of their schedule on the road, starting with a double header next Tuesday against VCU.






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