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The Friday, October 14, 2016
Collegian Vol. 103, No. 6
The Grove City College Student Newspaper
Trump’s nightmare week
Caleb Harshberger Editor in Chief
PHYSICS CLUB The Grove City College Physics Club carved pumpkins and used chemicals to blow them up on the quad. Dr. Wagner supervised the domlition of the fall fruits.
Kelleigh Huber Life Editor
Monday evening, the Physics Club blew Grove City students’ minds with what sounded like a gunshot over the quad. Fortunately, the shot was loud, but only resulted in scattered pumpkin pieces throughout the grass, part of a tradition the Physics Club enjoys pre-Halloween. Students gathered for
their weekly meeting in Rockwell, finding a pumpkin and a two-liter bottle to work with.
Carving the pumpkin in traditional Halloween style was not the plan. However, in order
for the pumpkin to explode, the bottle had to be positioned as far into the pumpkin as possible. After carving, students headed out to the quad to watch the explosions, as Dr. Fair and Dr. Wagner filled the two-liter bottles with liquid nitrogen, moving away from the pumpkins. In a few minutes, the pumpkins had swollen and put off a loud noise to signal their explosion.
Rise of the Rainbow Molly Wicker News Editor
From a table in the Student Union, wearing a purple shirt, Lauren Shay ’19, handed out rainbow stickers Tuesday to willing passing observers to mark “Coming Out Day.” “Coming Out Day is important because addressing one’s sexuality and coming out is really hard for everyone, but it can be especially hard for those in a Christian community,” Shay, the student leader of an unofficial
ally group on campus, said. “We wanted to bring awareness to the fact that there are LGBTplus people on campus and that they need love as much as anyone else.” The event’s Facebook page describes it as an opportunity to pick up a “rainbow sticker and information about what it means to be an ally.” Despite their use of an “unofficial table,” Shay and other students hoped the event “helped to spread the love at GCC.”
National Coming Out Day, observed each Oct. 11 for the past 28 years, is a day to “celebrate coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) or as an ally,” according to the Human Rights Campaign website. “It was encouraging to see a show of support for National Coming Out day,” said Claire Waugh ’16. “That would have never happened during my freshman year.” Students at the table said they are hopeful that Grove City Col-
lege will continue to practice an attitude of acceptance and love. “It’s important because the church is having the conversation as a whole right now,” said Jason Dauer ’16, a biblical and religious studies/ communications studies double major who identifies as gay. “We can’t pretend like it’s not happening. And when we have these conversations, we need to be informed. It’s not about being politically corRAINBOW 2
Last Friday, the election took its ugliest turn yet when the Washington Post released a 2005 video in which Trump bragged about, among other things, non-consensually groping women. “When you’re a star, they let you do it,” Trump is heard saying. The video shows the outside of a bus where Trump and Billy Bush, then of “Access Hollywood” were talking as they arrived to shoot Trump’s cameo on the soap opera “Days of Our Lives.” The audio was picked up on Trump’s mic, which he apparently did not know was on. In the tape, Trump casually brags about hitting on a married woman, objectifies a woman on the set and talks about how his status as a star permits him to non-consensually kiss and grope women. Trump had married his current wife Melania, a few months before. Many across the nation have been quick to point out what these comments amount to: bragging about sexual assault. The release of the tape immediately saw Trump on the defensive. He dismissed his remarks as “locker
room banter” and accused Former President Bill Clinton of saying much worse “on the golf course.” Almost immediately, Republicans began rescinding their endorsements of Trump. Mike Pence said he could not defend his running mate’s comments and Paul Ryan has said that he will now only focus on congressional elections, though he did not rescind his endorsement. Grove City College President Paul McNulty knows Speaker Ryan personally and says he has great respect for him. “I thought Paul Ryan, and even Vice Presidential nominee Mike Pence, expressed appropriately the offensive nature of those words and the fact that they thought they were entirely unacceptable,” he said. “I share in that same sense of repugnancy of that language.” Talks about replacing Trump on the ticket briefly began to be revived, and even Glenn Beck has said he has thought about voting for Hillary Clinton! McNulty, however is skeptical whether such a process is possible, given that many have already voted and many ballots have already been drawn up. “It seems the practicalities are nearly in surmountable at this TRUMP 2
Robbery on Broad Street Caleb Harshberger Editor in Chief The FBI and Grove City Police are searching for the man who robbed Citizens Bank last Friday morning. The robber, who police described as a 40 to 50-year-old white man, did not use a weapon and walked out with an undisclosed amount of cash. Investigators said the man entered the bank around 10:50 a.m. Bank tellers are expected to comply with a robber’s demands,
regardless of whether they see or directly perceive a weapon. The man was approximately 5’ 8”, 150 pounds and was wearing tinted sunglasses, jeans and a denim shirt. Police are asking anyone who has any information to call 724-4587925. He was last seen driving a late model Honda sedan, and was heading in the direction of Interstate 80. Citizens Bank did not wish to comment at this time.
Oct. 14, 2016 GCC Yesterday, Keith and Kristyn Getty were introduced at chapel by President Paul J. McNulty in Harbison Chapel. The Gettys played their signature hymanl hit “In Christ Alone” during the service. Both Gettys performed vocally, while Keith also played the piano. They also hosted a worship music workshop. Later in the day, they played in the PLC arena. Keith and Kristyn Getty are popular Christian hymnists, who have performed around the world. Their work has been well-received in Christian circles in a wide range of denominations.
Falwell defends Trump
Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. has re-affirmed his support for Donald Trump in the aftermath of a lewd recording from 2005 that recently surfaced. In it, the GOP nominee brags about using his fame to prey on women. In comments made to WBAC Radio in New York City, Falwell alleged that the conversation was intentionally leaked by GOP leaders as a way to sabotage the campaign from the inside. “I think this whole videotape thing was planned, I think it was timed, I think it might have even been a conspiracy among the established Republicans who’ve known about it for weeks and who tried to time it to do the maximum damage to Donald Trump,” Falwell told reporter Rita Cosby on her podcast after Sunday night’s debate. Falwell condemned the comments made by Trump, saying, “There was nothing defensible. It was completely out of order, it’s not something I’m going to defend . . . it was reprehensible. We’re all sinners, every one of us. We’ve all done things we wish we hadn’t.” “We’re never going to have a perfect candi-
TRUMP point in the process,” he said. On the other side of the aisle, Hillary Clinton did not escape the week unscathed. In an apparent response to the Trump video, WikiLeaks published speech excerpts of speeches she gave between 2013 and 2015 to Wall Street firms and other corporate interests. If these documents are real, they show Clinton apparently advocating for “open trade and open borders” while trying to show her closeness to Wall Street
date unless Jesus Christ is on the ballot,” he said. “I’ve got a wife and a daughter, and nobody wants to hear their women talked about in that manner.” Despite denouncing the comments, he also described the conversation as “somebody bragging in a locker room-type environment about something they never did,” echoing the candidates description of the conversation. The recording, which was first reported by The Washington Post, Trump is speaking with Billy Bush, then a member of “Access Hollywood,” describing how he forcibly kisses and gropes women, as well as hits on married women. “When you’re a star they let you do it,” Trump says in the recording. “You can do anything.” Moments later, he adds, “Grab them by the p----. You can do anything.” Falwell, who is president of the largest evangelical university in the country, was one of Trump’s first key endorsements from Christian leaders. The campaign has divided evangelicals. James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family, affirmed his Trump endorsement on Monday.
Dobson, who has declined all media interviews, posted a statement on his website on Monday, saying, “First, Trump appears to be tender to things of the Spirit. Do I know that for sure? No. Do I know the details of that alleged conversion? I can’t say that I do. But there are many Christian leaders who are serving on a faith advisory committee for Trump in the future.” He pitted Hillary Clinton against Trump, saying “Hillary scares me to death.” Pat Robertson, founder of Regent University, also defended Trump on the “700 Club” program, saying “A guy does something 11 years ago. It’s a conversation in Hollywood where he’s trying to look macho.” Others, including prominent theologian Wayne Grudem, have pulled back their support for Trump. According to The Washington Post, Grudem said “I previously called Donald Trump a ‘good candidate with flaws’ and a ‘flawed candidate’ but I now regret that I did not more strongly condemn his moral character. I cannot commend Trump’s moral character, and I strongly urge him to withdraw from the election.” Falwell claims to
have inside information about certain members of the Republican Party who may have released the tape as a means to get out of financial endorsements they made in the past. “I think a lot of the establishment Republicans have been conspiring together for the last six weeks or more, and I think it’s all a plan,” he said, citing “sources I believe are reliable. It’s nothing I can prove. It wasn’t a coincidence it came out right before Trump was supposed to appear with Paul Ryan at a rally and it conveniently gave Paul Ryan a way to disinvite Trump. I can’t prove any of it, it’s my opinion.” He claims that he became aware of a plan made by top Republicans to sabotage Trump’s race nearly six weeks ago.
“I was told six weeks ago they had a plan that would guarantee that Trump wouldn’t be the nominee on Nov. 8. Then to watch it unfold this weekend, I have to admit it looked a little fishy to me,” Falwell said. “... I just think they’ve never gotten over the bitterness and just their disappointment that one of them didn’t get the nomination.” Falwell has praised Trump’s policy positions and commitment to appoint conservative Supreme Court justices and has said his political ideas outweigh his temperament and transgressions. “You have to look at actions, not words,” Falwell said Monday. “... All I know is when Trump was asked in the debate last night if he had ever assaulted a woman, he said no.”
and wealthy financiers. This may hurt her with millennials, but it is unclear how damaging this will be especially in comparison to the state of the Trump campaign. On Sunday, the second presidential started off with the candidates opting not to shake hands. Early on, Trump defended his remarks by citing Bill Clinton’s alleged sexual assaults on women and saying that his comments were “just words,” while the Bill Clinton’s alleged crimes and Hillary Clinton’s attacks on his accusers were actions. These allegations
against Bill Clinton have not been proven. McNulty who was involved in the former president’s impeachment, said regarding Hillary Clintons campaign that he is “more impacted by the more recent revelations in terms of just untrustworthiness and judgement.” The topic was dropped at that point as moderators Anderson Cooper and Martha Raddatz, fought to inject substance into the political theater. As is becoming ever more common, reviews are mixed as to who won. Clinton failed to deliver the knockout
blow that her supporters were hoping for, but Trump failed to make up for the infamous tape. However, he did do a well enough to dispel any notions of him stepping down or being replaced. As the race currently stands, Hillary holds a solid lead in the polls. Trump’s performance in the debate, while not terrible, has been thoroughly ridiculed in GIFs, memes and social media posts nationwide, and it is unlikely that his campaign will recover in time for the election, a mere 24 days away. For those still deciding what to do with
their vote, McNulty has some advice: “Don’t forget that God is sovereign over all of this. This is not happening in some kind of eternal vacuum.” On a more uplifting note: America seems to have found a new sweetheart in the sweater clad Ken Bone, who’s question, the final one in the debate, asked the candidates whether there was anything they respected in their opponents. Bone has become an internet sensation and is undoubtedly the most positive thing to come from politics this week.
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Jerry Falwell voices his continually support for Trump, despite the recent video release of the GOP candidate.
RAINBOW rect — it’s about having fruitful dialogue.” Tuesday’s event was the most recent acknowledgement of the LGBTQ population on campus. For the past several months, some professors have affixed rainbow stickers on their office doors as a sign that it is a “safe space” for students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer. A lack of a sticker doesn’t indicate a professor isn’t open to those students and their concerns, according to organizers of Tuesday’s event. Students whose expressions of sexual or gender identity conflicts with the school’s traditional evangelical values can be uncomfortable on a campus that has been identified as LGBTQ unfriendly by Princeton Review’s student surveys and Campus Pride, a gay advocacy group. After years in the number one and two spots on Princeton Review’s list, Grove City College fell to number 9 this year. The Crimson student handbook doesn’t address homosexuality, but prohibits pre-marital sex of any kind, heterosexual or homosexual. The extent to which the Crimson handbook address these matters is to prohibit premarital sex of any kind, “heterosexual or homosexual”, or any sexual misconduct “that violates historic Christian standards.”
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Oct. 14, 2016
The Quad will glow Ruth Finley
Nathan Bergey ‘16, a Grove City College alumnus who graduated this past May, converted his Honda Accord into a fully functioning RV.
The little RV that could Caleb Harshberger Editor in Chief Grove City College alumnus Nathan Bergey ’16 recently made the news when he converted his car into a fully functioning RV out of his two-door Honda Accord.
Bergey graduated from GCC last year with a degree in electric engineering, something he’s already been putting to good use. “I call it ‘One Tiny RV,” Nate told WFMZTV News. He’s had the car for a while now and set about equipping it will all
manner of facilities and essentials with running water, bed, refrigerator and all. Bergey has driven all over the country in his miniature house on wheels, from Penn. To Calif, Yosemite and Arizona. “Some double takes in Hollywood,” he told
WFMJ. “Once in traffic I pulled down my sink, turned down my faucet and filled up my water bottle and the guy [next to me] couldn’t believe it!” With his “Tiny RV,” he has the freedom to travel wherever he likes, with all the amenities right within arm’s
reach. “It’s freedom… I can just go anywhere,” he said. Bergey is now headed to Ohio where he has been hired as a systems engineer. His plan is to drive his RV to work every day.
Reilly, Falcetta published in Chemical Physics Kelleigh Huber Life Editor
GCC students can more easily get their Taco Bell fix.
Managing Editor The advent of a new school year often sees many physical changes on campus, and this year is no different, as Grove City College spent nearly $7 million on renovations. However, one off-campus change that has many students buzzing is the opening of a new Taco Bell just two miles from campus. Grove City has always had a Taco Bell in the area, but it was somewhat far from campus, about five miles. Students were still able to satisfy their Mexican food cravings, but the walk to the parking lot, the drive to and from the restaurant, and the walk back to the dorm made the journey something of a hassle. Now, the new Taco Bell is just down the road from campus, on West Main Street. It is right next to Walmart, and in close proximity to Sheetz, County Market and Aldi. It is open until 1 A.M. daily, meaning that students can feast on burritos, enchiladas, nachos and tacos into the wee hours of the morning. Because the restaurant is so close to Walmart, it allows students to buy their
essentials, then celebrate with a meat and cheese-filled feast. Like most Taco Bells, this one has a range of menu items, from the sizeable Quesarito to the thirst-quenching Baja Blast. Students on a budget can enjoy themselves as well, as they can purchase one of several value menu items, including the Beefy Fritos Burrito, the Cheesy Bean and Rice Burrito, the Cheesy Roll-Up and more. Fans of the fast food chain are excited and pleasantly surprised about the opening of the new restaurant, even though it was actually announced last semester. “I knew the Taco Bell was opening soon, but it’s great it that it happened so quickly,” said senior Taco Bell enthusiast David Hopely. Hopely noted that his favorite item is the Taco 12-Pack, which he sometimes shares, but often devours on his own. The restaurant’s opening also means more opportunities in the Grove City area, both for residents of the town and students, as the restaurant is accepting job applications.
Grove City College recently received name recognition from a prominent scientific journal for the contributions of Professor Michael Falcetta and senior biochemistry student Nathan Reilly, whose work on ion states was included in the most recent issue of Chemical Physics. Falcetta, along with co-author K.D. Jordan, professor at the University of Pittsburgh, began researching these systems years ago, but they were prompted to begin a more organized study after finding results that did not match those already published. The investigation, according to Falcetta, is ongoing as they try to find a conclusion for why their results have varied from those already circulating. Their paper, entitled “Stabilization Calculations of the Low-Lying Temporary Anions States of Be, Mg and Ca,” was centered on the short-lived negative ion states of the atoms aforementioned. Using some of their own computational procedures, Falcetta, Reilly and Jordan found the short lives of these atoms’ states have remarkable impact in important areas including planetary atmospheres, plasma technologies
and radiation on biochemical systems. Falcetta, Jordan and Reilly all played integral parts in creating the paper and preparing it for publication. Reilly was key in performing the calculations working alongside Falcetta, while Jordan and Falcetta collectively produced the manuscript and compared results to other findings. According to Falcetta, Jordan’s work was vital to the project. “Dr. Jordan’s deep insight into the fundamental aspects of the problem and his experience added a great deal to the analysis,” Falcetta said. Jordan was Falcetta’s doctoral advisor, and the two have worked together on a variety of projects prior to this one, including a paper published earlier this year in the Journal of Chemical Physics. Included in that previous publication were not only Jordan and Falcetta, but also Dr. Mark Fair, Professor of Physics and Engineering here at Grove City,
DR. MICHAEL FALCETTA
as well as three Grove City students. The Swezey Scientific Instrumentation and Research Fund has assisted the Hopeman School of Science, Engineering and Mathematics in funding student and faculty research since the start of the fund in 2007. The fund supports scholarly work, helps in purchasing equipment and also provides research stipends to students, them opportunity to be published prior to their graduation. The College is helpful in assisting with traveling when there is a chance to present the papers as well. “I really believe that some of the best learning comes in the process of doing research. The students not only apply what they have learned in the classroom but they also see how aspects covered in different classes work together to give a deeper understanding of the chemistry,” Falcetta said.
A game of glow in the dark Capture the fFag, hosted by the sisters of Phi Sigma Chi and brothers of Kappa Alpha Phi, will light up the quad this Saturday, Oct. 15. Teams of six members will compete in a tournament against one another. According to sophomore Megan Crutcher, one of the event’s organizers, each team will have a glow stick color of either pink or blue assigned to them and a glowing baton as a “flag.” The teams will play two at a time and a bucket of prizes will be awarded to the winners. Phi Sigma Chi and Kappa Alpha Phi are organizing this event for the first time ever. “It’s unique that it’s glow-in-the-dark too, because a lot of organizations have sales for things and the only night game that I know of is Humans vs. Zombies,” Crutcher said. Members of the sorority and fraternity will don glowing green to act as officials for the competition and to mark the boundaries, which will reach from the upper quad to the back of STEM. According to Lindy Bowser, the social chair of Phi Sigma Chi, the groups chose the Quad for the event due to its centrality on campus. “We really, really wanted it to be on the Quad,” she said, “where everybody can see it, and you look out your dorm room window and go ‘What is that crazy person doing?’” The members of the sorority decided on the tournament in lieu of their usual wiffle ball tournament. They hope the unique features of the new event will peak interest and draw participants. “It will be madness ,”Bowser said, adding “I kind of wish I could play.” The glow sticks and the Quad are not the only special characteristics of the event. Bowser said, “Insider trader secret: watch your mailboxes because we’re giving out coupons,” she added. “I’ve never had an organization offer that.” The coupons apply to the registration fee and will be distributed in the days before the tournament. Without the coupon, registration costs $15 for a six-person team or $4 for individuals. To register, teams may either email Crutcher or register the night of the event at 7:30 pm on the Rockwell stairs. The proceeds will go to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, which focuses on researching and treating catastrophic diseases in children. For more information, contact Megan Cutcher, or the event’s Facebook page.
Oct. 14, 2016
African American museum awaits Grovers Rio Arias Perspectives Editor The Smithsonian made headlines when it announced the opening of its first ever National Museum of AfricanAmerican History and Culture (NMAAHC). The idea for the museum was first proposed in 1915 by Black veterans of the U.S. Civil War, but no initiative was taken until 2003, when Congress approved the construction of the museum under President George W. Bush. At the time, no one knew when exactly it would be completed, but the designers of the building were aware of the weight that their project carried. “...We knew we were building something, not for the next ten year but the next 100 years that would represent our culture”, said lead architect Philip Freelon. Design-wise, the
The Museum of African American History and Culture opened its doors recently. Although tickets have been booked through the end of the year, Grove City College students will have the chance to visit the museum over Fall Break. building has many Greek and Roman influences, but the exterior was inspired by the three-tiered crowns found in West African Yoruban art. “The museum is not just about making it any shape for the sake of it”, said lead designer David Adjaye. “It really tries to bring you back to Central and
West Africa so you have to think abou the kind of empires at the time and the history that the African American community has.” The museum’s opening was celebrated through three days of concerts, festivities, and celebrity appearances, such as Will Smith and Oprah Winfrey. President Obama
Rising up for Elevator Pitch Molly Wicker News Editor Grove City College will hold the preliminary round of the 2016 Elevator Pitch Competition on Oct. 26. The Elevator Pitch Competition affords all students the opportunity to pitch their new venture ideas to a panel of judges, offering cash prizes in two categories: commercial enterprise and social enterprise. Last year’s competition had 102 students from 17 different majors participate. “This competition has really taken on a life of its own,” said Professor Yvonne English of the Entrepreneurship department. “We’re thrilled to see so many students from a number of different majors participate. Not only is it a fun event, but our students are learning how to explain and defend their original ideas – a skill that’s helpful no matter what they do in the future.” “Elevator pitch” is shorthand for a short, concise description of a business idea that can be delivered in the time in would take to ride an elevator with a potential investor. The goal of the competition is to teach students to communicate effectively and allow their charisma and their venture’s positive characteristics to shine through in just two minutes. The competition tests
students’ networking and presentation skills, which are essential to any entrepreneur or business professional. Ideas for the competition may be at any stage of development from creation of concepts or ideas to an established venture. “As an entrepreneurship major, one of the best ways to actually applicate what we learn in class is to participate in the elevator pitch competition,” said Hannah Vaccaro ’18. “Coming up with a unique idea is important, but being able to tangibly express the value proposition, how the idea with become profitable, marketing strategy, and the other necessary facets of a business model, is crucial to the success of an elevator pitch. Some-
times I struggle with “fleshing out” the details of an idea, which is why competing in the elevator pitch competitions is an incredibly growing experience.” The event is sponsored by The Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, an entrepreneurial think tank based on campus. Through campus events and lectures, The Center “seeks to raise the arc of innovation across campus and elevate the discussion of what matters – values, judgement and character within the field of entrepreneurial education.” Students who make it past the first round will continue on to the final round of the competition, which will take place on Oct. 29.
The Entrepeneurship Department held its elevator Pitch competition on Oct. 26.
had the honor of opening the museum to the public, a sight that unified cultures and communities across the US, in place of many racial tensions that had previously taken the media spotlight. Some have asked why it took so long to have a museum honoring such a distinct and influential group in American
culture. Others have raised questions, like why wasn’t more done to people like Clarence Thomas who is unpopular among many Black Americans. The national museum describes itself as a place that “helps all Americans see hoe their stories, their histories, and their cultures are shaped and formed by global influences”, through the lens of African-American history. Tickets are already being booked until January, and some key artifacts on display include Nat Turner’s bible (who led a slave revolt in 1813), a brass Selmer trumpet owned by Louis Armstrong, and a dress Rosa parks was making shortly before being arrested in civil disobedience. Since it is so difficult to get into the NMAAHC, and it’s such a significant event, the Office of Multicultural Education and Initiatives is hosting a bus
trip to go and see the Museum in Washington, D.C. Leaving on Friday the 21st of October, a charter bus of both faculty and students of all years will take travelers to the capital to visit the museum. The bus will depart early that morning and come back before midnight. In a single day, Grove City College faculty and students will have the chance to experience firsthand an entire history of America through the culture of a people group that has long faced hardship but persevered in resilience. The National Museum of African American History and Culture represents a change in this country- one where we seek to honor those different than us, rather than focus on that which divides us. The bus trip is a once in a lifetime change to be a part of this narrative while it is still new and developing.
Stalking and the friend zone
You have them in your sights, that person you have been scoping out for a couple weeks/months/ years, and the time has finally come. You have mustered up enough courage to actually ask that person on a date. Whether they are your closest friend or someone you saw one day wearing Chacos across campus, it can be difficult to figure out the right approach. Here are two different methods to ask that certain someone out on a date. One of the most common ways to ask someone out today is what I like to call the “Passive Proposal.” This method comes in handy when you want to be subtle in your approach, or if you just don’t have the guts to actually let a person know that you’d like to date him or her. The most common passive proposal usually sounds something like, “Hey, we should hang out sometime!” or even worse, “I’m going to this event tomorrow, you should come if you want to,” or worst of all, “My friends and I are having a study session, would you like to participate?” That last one isn’t really a way to ask someone out at all, but some of my more academically-inclined readers may think that it is. The passive proposal has its strengths; it’s invaluable when you’re fairly certain that the
person you’re interested in will see any direct move as “coming on too strong.” This can be hard to judge, but sometimes it’s obvious. Usually, however, it’s better to err on the side of being too direct than being too ambiguous. The main fault of the passive approach is that it tends to sound so noncommittal that the person you’re asking out won’t actually realize that you’re asking them out. And, if they aren’t interested in you, but feel bad and take you up on your offer anyways, it’s an excellent way to find yourself in the friend zone. Remember: outright rejection sucks, but drawn out rejection that takes the form of friendship sucks way more. I call the next method the “Bold Bachelor/ Bachelorette.” Thing approach involves going all in, and cutting through the ambiguity that often accompanies the early part of getting to know someone. Actually use the word “date,” making your intentions of spending time with the person obvious. Use those early dates to get to know the person and determine whether “this is someone I would like to/not like to pursue.” It may feel weird or
outdated to use the word “date” and “pursue,” but it is worth it because it cuts out the vagueness. State your intentions early on, so you are both clear about why you are spending time together. While this method does tend to speed up the process (you determine sooner whether this is a person you want to continue dating and have a relationship with), be wary of what is affecting the relationship’s speed. Is it validation, physical attraction, fear of graduating alone? (God forbid you enter the workforce single.) Now here is the key: do this approach carefully, so as not to come across stalker-esque. The far end of this spectrum is the temptation to take the relationship too seriously too soon. Don’t propose or profess your unwavering love for them on the first date. That’s too much, and isn’t protecting yourself or the other person from possible emotional hurt later. Setting out the reasons for your pursuit early on can provide good opportunities for meaningful conversations with him or her. So remember—be honest, upfront, bold (because it is kind of terrifying) and have fun.
Oct. 14, 2016
Civil Rights movie series aims to educate
Jason Dauer Staff Writer
TEMDERS OF GCC
Grove City College President Dr. Paul McNulty poses with an order of the GeDunk’s famous chicken tenders.
Which came first? The chicken or the tender?
Angela Kim Staff Writer
“What came first – the chicken or the tender?” A student called out during the Java Jam during Homecoming Week. This statement is a reference to the student-run Facebook page called “Tenders of GCC,” which scratched together 318 likes and is growing in popularity. Connor Grieb, a junior entrepreneurship major, was a part of Tenders of GCC at the very beginning of the process. “They were always sending me pictures about chicken and how we should have our Sunday tenders, and
just how important that was to starting off your week.” One day, the admins started a group chat called “Tenderitis,” and invited Grieb to be a part of their brainstorming process. Tenders of GCC flapped its way to immediate success when College President Paul J. McNulty `80 posed in one of their first photos with the caption: “No caption necessary: President McNulty says it all #tendertuesday”. Shortly afterwards, a photo was taken of a rooster from a nearby farm, pecking at a chicken tender. The caption, “What came first, the chicken or the tender?” became leg-
end. “I got that text,” said Grieb, laughing. “‘We’re going to the farm; do you want to go?’ And I was like… that’s really weird.” “They have so many things in the queue that they are getting ready to send out,” Grieb continued. “I am honestly amazed at how many ideas they have.” One of these ideas was the source of the tender – not the chicken or the egg – but the GeDunk itself. They approached Ed, a worker at the GeDunk, and asked him to pose for a photo. “They are pretty eccentric,” Ed said. “She [one of the admins] goes to Starbucks and
comes to the Grille regularly. She’s a fun person.” Tenders of GCC makes students laugh and roll their eyes when cooped up with midterms, papers, etc; it is an excellent place to relieve stress and waste time. “The founders of the page want to be kept anonymous,” said Grieb. “I do not have admin rights.” Who are the founders of Tenders of GCC? More importantly: which came first – the chicken or the tender? These are questions that remain unanswered for the moment. In the meantime, stay tuned and go like Tenders of GCC!
Scarecrows invade Memorial Park Lizzy Borcherding Entertainment Editor
Last Saturday, the town of Grove City hosted its annual Fall Festival in Memorial Park. This event is held every year on the second Saturday in October between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., where local food sellers and yard-salers unite. This year featured a huge yard sale and craft sale that was housed underneath a pavilion. The festivities also included pumpkin painting, hay rides, “pie baking and chili-making” contests and a “pet parade,” according to grovecityareachamber. com. Locals who live in Grove City or in the general area also have the opportunity to enter the annual Scarecrow Con-
On Oct. 8, the town of Grove City’s annual Fall Festival included a variety of activites, and attracted a combination of both townies and Grovers. test called, “Scarecrows in the Park.” This contest is broken down into individual and business divisions. Not only were the scarecrows impressive, but they also managed to keep the birds
and small children away. Despite the overpriced kettle corn and the chilly weather, everyone who attended this year’s fall festival seemed to have thor-
oughly enjoyed perusing the booths and scanning the scarecrows. Students and townies alike took part, as the festival was a chance for all to relax and explore all the town has to offer.
“The Rosa Parks Story” was featured as the start of Dr. Todd Allen’s Civil Rights Film Series in partnership with SEAD (Students Excited About Diversity) on Tuesday, Oct. 4. The 2002 biographical drama delivers a full view of Rosa Parks, who was more than just the woman who refused to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Al. in 1955. Parks was an ordinary seamstress in the 1950s who made a simple decision that led to the Montgomery Bus Boycott. The film opens with Parks’ experiences in a private AfricanAmerican school run by white, Quaker women who taught the students to overcome the limits segregation placed upon them. After years of fighting for justice in the background, she joined the NAACP and worked as the local chapter’s secretary. When Parks was famously arrested, it was actually the second time she got in trouble with that bus driver. The film helps dispel many myths that exist about Parks: it was not planned, she was not in the white section of the bus and she was not tired. In her autobiography, Parks writes, “The only tired I was, was tired of giving in.” Dr. Allen said that Parks was “a woman that led a life of quiet activism.” She was diligent and relentless when registering to vote and when teaching children activism. It shocked people that she was the one to say no. This film not only shows what led Parks to make her decision, but it also shows how her decision impacted her personal relationships afterward. “My favorite part of the film was the way they chose to depict Mrs. Parks’ relationship with her husband. Seeing their personal struggles that resulted from Mrs. Parks’ taking part in the Movement added a new dimension to the story for me,” senior Sara Geisler said. The film stars Angela Bassett (“American Horror Story,” “BoJack Horseman”) as Rosa Louise McCauley Parks. Cicely Tyson (“The Help,” “How to Get Away With Murder”) also makes an appearance as Leona Edwards McCauley, Rosa’s mother. Dexter Scott King, the youngest son of Dr. Martin
“The Rosa Parks Story” explores activist Rosa Parks’ famous refusal to give up her bus seat to a white passenger.
Luther King, Jr., plays his father in the film. Geisler said she “definitely gained a new perspective on Mrs. Parks’ story, and I have so much more respect for her legacy and the impact that her personal strength had on the events in Montgomery. I also learned, through this film and Dr. Allen’s [Rhetoric of Civil Rights] class, that I thought my knowledge of Civil Rights History was a lot deeper and more comprehensive than it actually is.” Allen explained that his course, COMM 390: Rhetoric of Civil Rights, gave him the idea for this film series. “You can’t talk about it and not see the film,” said Allen. “It’s an outlet to bring in more information to [the students]. Not all of the information could be covered in [class].” He chose Hollywood films and documentaries that would pique the interest of students. He said that he “tried to pick quality movies that people wouldn’t have seen before” such as Selma or The Butler. The only problem with this is that Hollywood films sometimes “don’t get all of the information correct” and can be “inadequate.” Allen said there is a lack of understanding about racial issues today “because we try to understand what is happening through today’s lens. We don’t understand the past that is trying to inform today’s perspectives.” He hopes that by showing these films, students become intrigued by a topic and that they will spark dialogue. Allen is grateful to SEAD, Rio Arias and Natalia Harris for collaborating on this series. The Civil Rights Film Series will continue with ESPN’s “30 for 30: Ghosts of Ole Miss” (2012) at 4 p.m. on Oct. 18 in HAL 207, “4 Little Girls” (1997) at 7 p.m. on Nov. 3 in HAL 309 and “Freedom Song” (2000) at 4 p.m. on Nov. 8 in HAL 207.
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‘Midnight Mayhem!’ Grove City College’s Society of Automotive Engineers recently returned from Midnight Mayhem, an annual race at the University of Louisville. Of the more than 100 cars competing in the competition, two of them were from Grove City’s Baja club. Grove City performed well, taking second place in a competition that included student engineers from around
Photos by Justin Whitney
the United States. The event itself, which lasted four hours, was held on a lit track at night, the only such Baja SAE event to occur after dark. GCC has been sending a team to the annual race since 2010. Even though having a good driver is important, it is crucial to remember that the quality of engineers is the difference in this event.
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‘Silence Patton’ challenges Grovers
Actor George C. Scott, pictured here, famously played General Geroge Patton in the eponymously titled film. Patton was a huge factor in the Allies’ victory over the Germans in WWII, though he died before he could return home. “Silence Patton” explores his story.
Sarah Gibbs Staff Writer
On the afternoon of Thursday, Oct. 6 in the Guthrie Theatre in downtown Grove City, students, faculty and at least 200 guests from the community gathered to see a special screening of the documentary “Silence Patton.” The screening was done in conjunction with the annual Ronald Reagan Lecture. This year the lecture’s theme was “Reagan, Patton and Foreign Policy:
From the Cold War to the Rise of ISIS and Beyond.” Dr. Paul Kengor and the Center for Vision and Values arranged to have the new film “Silence Patton,” produced by Robert Orlando and Nexus Media, screened in Grove City. The film recounts the tale of General George Patton at the end of WWII. One of the greatest generals in U.S. history, Patton was placed in charge of the 15th Army which occupied the American-controlled
portion of Germany after the end of the war. General Patton opposed Roosevelt’s plan to split control of Europe with communist Russia and planned, upon arriving back in the United States, to publicly speak against it. He wanted to expose events, directed from the highest levels in government, that he believed prolonged the war unnecessarily. The film investigates the mysterious events surrounding General Patton’s death just one day before he was set to
leave Germany for the United States. With original footage, expert interviews and beautiful cinematography, Robert Orlando weaves a story of politics, betrayal and an unwillingness to conquer. An unwillingness to conquer that led to the 45 years of the Cold War. Orlando hopes that this film, and more to come in the future, will “challenge long held views and initiate conversation.” In short, he wants this series of films to “challenge aca-
demia.” What better way to do that than to research thoroughly, craft the historical timeline of events and present with the story-telling excellence of Hollywood, as Orlando has done in Silence Patton. Kengor contributed an interview to the one and a half year-long project and was pleased with the finished product, saying that “from a technical-film standpoint, there was some genuine artistry on display there.” Orlando and Nexus
Media are in talks currently with an agent in Los Angeles to work out the details with distributors for release of the movie on DVD and on streaming platforms. In the meantime, Nexus Media has seven core screenings planned with Regal Cinema and hopes to partner with more colleges and universities. Meanwhile, at Grove City, Kengor and Orlando plan to cooperate on bringing more projects and films to the campus for discussion.
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On Oct. 14, the Tri-Zeta sorority and Phi Tau Alpha fraternity will be hosting the Pink Dance in Ket Rec. Tickets are $3 each, with proceeds going to fight breast cancer.
Dancing for a cure
Alexis Marnejon Staff Writer
Later today, dancing will take on a new meaning: to raise breast cancer awareness and make progress in the mission to end breast cancer forever. The Tri-Zeta sorority and the Phi Tau Alpha fraternity are teaming up to bring another year of the Pink Dance to Grove City College. The dance will be held in Ketler Recreation on Friday, Oct. 14 from 8-11 p.m. Tickets will be sold in the Breen Student Union all week for two dollars apiece and will also be sold at the door for three dollars that night. The mission of the event is to raise breast cancer awareness. All proceeds will go to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, whose mission is to save lives by meeting the most critical needs in communities and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer. The foundation seeks to transform how the
world treats and talks about this disease and has helped turn millions of breast cancer patients into breast cancer survivors. Komen also works in community centers, churches, clinics and schools to educate people about breast cancer and connect them with the resources they need. This year, Tri-Zeta and Phi Tau Alpha are hoping to make the Pink Dance a larger event by changing the location and adding more activities. Games, pizza and other refreshments are a few additions the groups added to spice up the event. Rachel Hawranko, Social Chair for the Tri-Zeta sorority and Sarah Wishing, Service Project Chair, have been teaming up with Johnny Ross, Phi Tau Alpha Social Chair, to make the Pink Dance possible. They are hoping their hard work can be shown through this fun allcampus event and can truly make an impact on the event’s mission. Last year, half of the proceeds were donated
to the American Cancer Society and half to an alumni’s relative who was fighting cancer. However, this year they want to focus specifically on breast cancer awareness and research. Hawranko’s mother was recently diagnosed with breast cancer, and therefore this event holds a special place in her heart. “I have a personal mission to make this event successful,” said Hawranko. As her mother is currently going through treatment, she can personally see how a large donation of money can impact breast cancer fighters. Two other students at the College will be helping with the event as a DJ and photographer. The DJ performing will be a junior student, Patrick Sabados, and the photographer will be fellow junior Daniel Peiffer. “I’m excited about it, and we’re getting a good response,” said Hawranko. The two groups hope to see a good turn out the night of the event.
Perhaps one of the most underrated, yet consistently brilliant shows on television over the past few years has been the spooky, yet suspenseful “Black Mirror.” The British series, created by Charlie Booker, paints a picture of a time in the not-todistant future when technology has progressed to exert a scary amount of influence on the lives of ordinary humans. It is a world not terribly different from our own, but one where the seemingly minor changes that give the audience an unfiltered look into the motivations and mind of humans. “Black Mirror” has aired two three-episode seasons, in 2011 and 2013, respectively. In December of 2014, a 90-minute long Christmas Special was released. However, the show has gained some recent buzz after its rights were purchased by Netflix. The streaming company will release six more episodes of the show this year, with more to follow in 2017. Each episode of “Black Mirror” is its own standalone story. The characters, actors, settings and plots are all different, though some episodes do contain veiled references to previous stories. The show has been compared to Rod Sterling’s “Twilight Zone,” as both shows use surprise twists and intricate storylines to explore the human persona.
“Black Mirror,” though, is not for the faint of heart. In the very first episode, a mysterious villain kidnaps the Duchess of Beaumont. His demand for her release? The Prime Minister must film himself comitting an obscene act for the entire world to see. Aside from the mature plotlines, the show has a plethora of cursing and sexual references. However, if audiences can deal with what can only be categorized as objectionable material, the plots themselves make the show worthwhile. We realize that even though the characters are put in absurd, unbelievable situations, they are not so different from us. In one notable episode, we are introduced to a happy young couple living in the country. Tragedy strikes when the man dies in a car accident, and his girlfriend, who is newly pregnant, is inconsolable. In her grief, she learns about a new technology that can create a virtual version of her dead husband using information gathered from his social media accounts. Her new “husband” starts off as a computer program she can communicate with via email, but over time, it takes on his voice. Eventually, the wife buys a synthetic body onto which she downloads the artificial intelligence, leaving her with a clone, that looks like, talks and acts like her husband. This plot might sound fantastical, but the woman’s actions provide valuable insight
into all of our humanity. Social media is such a huge part of our lives, but does it really show who we are? In our grief over losing loved ones, we hold onto the memories of the person we lost. If we were given an opportunity to create an artificial version of that person, is it such a stretch to say that we might do it? “Black Mirror” has also given surprisingly accurate predictions about the world in which we now live. In a 2013 episode, a comedian who provides the voice for a blue cartoon bear, Waldo, decides to run for political office. He achieves great success by speaking against career politicians and by going on long, offensive rants. Sound familiar? Waldo’s run for office uncannily resembles Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, which did not start until two years after the episode originally aired. Perhaps the strongest episode of “Black Mirror” is the 2014 Christmas special. Starring Jon Hamm of “Mad Men” fame, this intricately wound story includes four parts and multiple storylines that do not seem to be related, but which are masterfully brought together in the end for a mind-blowing conclusion. “Black Mirror” has received critical acclaim from both viewers and critics. One can only hope that it will gain popularity when the new season premiers on Netflix on Oct. 21.
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Everyone is welcome at the table
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Your friends are struggling. They’re struggling every day to get out of bed, to breathe, to keep living. They’re not struggling because they’re gay or lesbian or bisexual or transgender or queer. They’re struggling because they’ve been wrongly led to believe that they are not worthy of being loved. They did not choose to be the way they are. They cannot change the way they are, because God Almighty made them the way they are. In an article titled “5 Things I Wish Everyone in Church Knew About Gay Christians,” Matthias Roberts, a gay writer and speaker, writes that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender Christians “hold Scripture in very high regard and have conservative values. But it is extremely difficult to find a church where we both feel spiritually fed and welcomed. We want to be part of a beautiful church family, and we don’t have to agree on everything.” Imagine how boring the Church would be if everyone was a straight, white, ablebodied Presbyterian. Who are we, as Christians, to say that God has made his tent too wide? The Church of Christ is a beautiful conglomeration of imago dei’s. Author and blogger Rachel Held-Evans writes in her book
“Searching for Sunday: Loving, Leaving, and Finding the Church” that, as Millennials, “we want to talk about the tough stuff—biblical interpretation, religious pluralism, sexuality, racial reconciliation, and social justice—but without predetermined conclusions or simplistic answers.” The existing problem is that sometimes we do not have places to ask these questions without the fear of judgment or condemnation. As a freshman, living at Grove City was hard, and I didn’t have anyone that I felt safe with to ask these questions until the end of that year when I met two other gay students who pointed me to a certain professor. This professor gave me the space I so desperately craved to work through my thoughts and emotions and to talk freely about what I was going through. As I started to meet more lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students at the college, we started to meet regularly and eventually formed an unofficial group to have conversations about our various sexual orientations and gender identities. Our group, known as The Table, started an initiative to seek out professors who would be willing to mark themselves as safe people who are open to talk with students about sexuality. Rainbow stickers on fac-
ulty members’ doors indicate places of conversation and listening. They do not indicate certain theological, social or political stances. Instead, they show that a faculty member has some expertise or experience in sexual minority and gender-related topics, and they feel comfortable talking about these ideas. While there are over 20 faculty members with rainbow stickers on their doors, the lack of a sticker does not mean that an individual is not open for dialogue. Rather, they might have chosen to not post a sticker for many reasons. For example, they may feel ill-equipped or lack previous experience to have these conversations. They also simply might not have been approached. If there is no desire for dialogue, a culture of ignorance and fear is created for all in a community. In a video titled “Hurt or Heal,” Brené Brown, a Christian research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work, writes, “A faith community can choose to be a place of hurt or healing. That is a binary. Those are the only two choices. There is no neutrality… That’s it. And if you’re not healing, then you’re hurting.” I have heard countless stories from my peers about their experiences here. On campus, my friends have been called harmful slurs, and
those around them have used ignorant and derogatory language. One friend was sitting in the cafeteria, and when it came up that he was gay, the other students stood up from the meal and walked away. Another friend’s group of friends had two secret meetings behind their back to talk about if and how their friendships should move forward. At home, some Grovers are kicked out of their homes for being lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender. They are disowned and cut off financially. One mother told her child over the summer that “if you got pregnant or murdered someone, our relationship would change, but we would figure it out. But if you tell me you are gay, then you are choosing that over your family, your faith and your God, and you can go live whatever Godless life you want on your own.” While this is not the story for all of us lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender Christians, it is for far too many. Please don’t get me wrong. I love Grove City College, and I will fight for it because I believe that faith and freedom matter. But I also believe that everyone is welcome at Christ’s Table. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender Christians are welcome at The Table.
Letter to the editor: In The Collegian, I have been reading with sympathy how frustrated so many solid young thinkers are as they struggle with how to vote in November; given they feel let down by their elders for being presented with a choice between two nominees with record-high negatives – Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump – a truly historic “lesser of two evils” (LOTE) dilemma. You wonder whether you should vote at all, or perhaps cast a protest vote for a third-party candidate. One of those quoted in The Collegian has encouraged me to share how I would deal with such a dilemma, so here are a few thoughts. Here is a thought experiment: Picture yourself as a citizen of a strange, far-off democracy. Two candidates are campaigning to be elected as the country’s next ruler. One candi-
date will use the powers of office to kill 100 innocent individuals; the second, to kill 50. For who would you vote? At first, repulsed by the ugliness of the choice, you might say, “Neither!” But let us consider the practical consequences of abstaining from voting. If you don’t vote for “Kill 50” because you object to killing in principle, you increase the odds that “Kill 100” will win. Voting for “Kill 50” doesn’t mean that you endorse murder; it means that you are doing the only thing you possibly can do to try to save 50 innocent lives. You would be perfectly justified in despising both candidates, but if you withheld your vote and “Kill 100” wins, you might later regret that you did nothing to defeat the greater of two evils (GOTE). Now what about a third-party candidate?
However uncomfortable it may make you feel, the inescapable reality of election year 2016 is that there is no “Door Number Three.” Either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton will be the next president of the United States. If, instead of voting for Trump or Clinton in accord with your own conviction of which one is the LOTE candidate, you vote for a third party candidate, you everso-microscopically increase the odds that the person you consider the GOTE will win. I once voted for a third party candidate. I will never do so again UNTIL a third party invests the time, effort, commitment, and seriousness, to build up a national presence by winning enough seats in Congress, governors’ mansions, state legislatures, etc., to become a viable national party. The Greens, Liber-
tarians et al., haven’t managed to build up a nationwide political movement from the ground up. Nevertheless, every four years they make a quixotic run for the White House that draws a little bit of attention to their pet causes, that has no chance of garnering even five percent of the vote, but that does have the potential to divert enough votes from their supporters’ LOTE candidate to swing a tight election to the GOTE. So, who is the LOTE? Is it the experienced politician who cavalierly disregarded the law when holding high office, over whom the stench of scandal and corruption has hovered for a quarter of a century, only the second Democratic candidate ever endorsed by the Communist Party USA (the first having been the incumbent)? Or is it the emotion-
ally immature lout of reprehensible behavior, volatile temperament, questionable judgment, and shallow knowledge who occasionally proposes a policy that conservatives can embrace? Follow your conscience and prayerfully try to discern which candidate would be more likely to do more good for and/or less harm to our beloved country. If you really can’t decide between Clinton and Trump, you might consider evaluating their running mates, since it is a sober reality that vice presidents sometimes complete a president’s term. Whatever else, remember the good news in Revelation 11:15.
Dr. Mark Hendrickson Adjunct Professor of Economics
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A space for healthy discourse As a student newspaper, The Collegian provides a platform for students to engage in discourse on a wide range of issues. This is the Perspectives section. One of the benefits of a college newspaper is that students can voice their opinions in a place where they can educate themselves through interactions with their community. Hopefully these opinions will lead to increased understanding and loving correction. We should all learn and grow together. In our experience, this is not typically what happens.
In last week’s issue, the Perspectives section published a piece entitled “No true Christian can be a feminist,” prompting an immediate and divisive response. Across campus and on social media, students, faculty and alumni shared their views on the issue of Christianity and feminism. Most found the article problematic and outrageous, and few thought that it accurately represented their beliefs. While thoughtful debate over complicated issues can be beneficial, many of the responses were neither
thoughtful or helpful. Most either engaged in useless character attacks or sought to puff themselves up through phony outrage. However, we did receive multiple wellthought out letters in response to the piece which we are happy to publish. These letters did not attack the character or assume to understand the intentions of the writers. They simply dealt with the content of the piece and engaged with the campus in a helpful way. That is the kind of healthy debate The Collegian wants to foster.
If you care about the issues at hand, and if you care about the opinions of these students, engage them in thoughtful discussion as peers. If all you want is to be outraged and garner attention for yourself, carry on with social media posturing. Rabid social media attacks never help someone learn or grow, and they are not meant to. They are the products of insecurity and a need for justification from friends and strangers online. If you really care and if you really want to live in a better, more progressive campus community, humble
yourself, and talk to students you disagree with as you would an equal. The student newspaper is not a safe space. And while we in no way object to the need for safe spaces, we do not believe it is our job to censor students and ideas that may be disagreeable. If you feel we should consider adding trigger warnings, please email at us at collegian@gcc. edu. As we’ve said, The Perspectives section can be a place to grow and learn from one another. In case you didn’t notice, there’s been a massive in-
crease in discussion on this topic. The question is: will this discussion be productive and improve the campus, or will it be egocentric and unhelpful? The topics of the articles in the section depend on the students who contribute to it. We hope students choose to contribute and respond to the section usefully and thoughtfully. Contact us if you would like to write for the newspaper and engage with the campus.
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Letters to the Editor: Tough questions posed I am writing in response to “No True Christian Can be Feminist.” The question of gender roles is a tough one to answer. It calls for theological discussions which cannot be covered in one or two articles. There are whole books devoted to the issues of gender, yet the questions still remain; what are the roles of men and women and is it right to have roles? To answer these questions we must understand human nature and in order to understand human nature we must understand the nature of God, for we are His image bearers. We believe in a trinity: the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Our God has three person who each play a part in creation, salvation, justice, judgment, and all the other godly duties. In these things they play different roles. Within the trinity the Son seeks to obey the Father and does nothing apart from him, and
the Spirit seeks to obey the son. Does this mean that one is greater than the other? No, we know that they are equally God, that they are one God. They are three distinct persons yet equal because they share the same nature, entity, and the same will. Their desires are to glorify one another and their creation (which includes us). The three persons of God complement each other. So what does this mean for men and women? Both are created in the image of God and the purpose of bearing His image. Just as the persons of the trinity complement each other to become one, so do male and female complement each other to become one. It was for this purpose that humanity was created male and female (Gen 1. It also reveals the deep relationship within the trinity, the deep relation we can have with this triune God, and how deep the relationship with our spouse should be. The man and women must become one to fulfill their God given task, to
love and be loved. The husband and wife must seek to support each other in order to glorify their marriage and the God that gave them this marriage. To do this they must share the same will and desires. Now I know that I haven’t truly answered the question whether a Christian can be a feminist or not. I do think that as Christians we should seek equal rights for women in our society. But we can have different roles for men and women. If God within Himself has three distinct persons with three distinct roles, then we can too. However I do not think these roles are social but spiritual. By using their differences together, men and women must seek to love God and to imitate His image together, supporting each other in this task and holding one another accountable. It is crucial that they depend on one another, just like the persons in the trinity depend on each other, and how the Church depends on Christ. Just as the Son cannot fulfill his role without the Father, a man cannot ful-
fill his role without his wife and vice versa. But not is not everyone is going to be married. So how does what I just said apply? While I wish to address this question, the truth is I do not know. But it is more important to start a further dialogue than to try and find a single answer to our questions. As the Church it is important that we address these kinds of questions together, as C.S. Lewis once said “Two heads are better than one. Not because they are infallible but because they are less likely to go wrong in the same direction”. We cannot run away from what is controversial, Jesus certainly didn’t during his lifetime and during the part of history that He was on Earth. However when we do enter into these conversations it is important that we “speak the truth in love” always seeking to guard the integrity of those around us, even our opponents. At first glance it doesn’t seem Biblical roles are balanced, but a further study may reveal that they are. But I hope that we all ask
questions and pursue answers, even when they are difficult.
derstood based on our usage of “modern feminism.” We were wrong, and we apologize for our lack of clarity. Our intention was to oppose radical elements among certain self-defined feminists who seek to undermine biblical gender roles in the family.
As to our final two sentences, we were not making a claim regarding the salvation of people who identify as feminists. What we meant was the orthodox Christian viewpoint is opposed to certain beliefs held by certain radical feminists. We hoped that
the article would provide enough context to easily understand this. If we were to write this again, we would make that more clear. In spite of the issues with our article, we still believe that our arguments are in sync with correct biblical theology.
Jacob Jastrzembski ‘17
Is there just one answer? I write with concern regarding your October 7th editorial, “No true Christian can be feminist,” which states that one cannot consider themselves both a true Christian and a feminist due to feminism’s perspectives on gender roles and submission. I found this concerning as a married individual, as the authors implicitly question the faith of any egalitarian Christians who feel led to live out their relationship via mutual submission. Gender roles in marriage is not a salvific issue, and I believe that egalitarian and complementarian brothers and sisters in Christ can co-exist without disparaging the faith or good intentions of each other. In addition, I ques-
tion the editorial wisdom in running an op-ed against a movement that at its most basic level advocates for “social, political, and economic equality for women” that was primarily authored by men. In the Gospels we see Jesus affirm the humanity and dignity of women in an era where they were given a lesser status in society. The Collegian is not following in His example by publishing something which states that advocating for women in the modern era is absolutely unnecessary when many women around the world still suffer oppression and mainstream political figures in our own country devalue and sexualize women. As neither all Christians nor all feminists hold the same opinions, an informed discussion of how the different tenets of Christianity and feminism relate would be a worthwhile endeavor for the Perspectives section to undertake, but arrogant dismissal of it offhand is not.
Kirby (Sampson) Morris ‘12
The writers’ respond Our recent article incited controversy. We believe that this was due to our failure to clarify our message. Our failure was twofold: we did not define feminism, and we did not define what we meant by “Be a Christian, or be a feminist. You cannot be both.”
We believe that women should be equal before the law and that both sexes are equal before God. In this sense we ourselves are feminists. Our reference to feminism was directed to what is also known as “radical feminism”, and we thought this would be implicitly un-
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We hope that in spite of our errors, the attention our article has gathered will lead to a productive
on gender roles and the Bible.
Caleb Gramm Harrison Dean
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Football Women’s soccer gets back on track stomped Bradley Warmhold Sports Editor
Last Saturday, the Grove City College football team (0-6, 0-4 PAC)dropped a President’s Athletic Conference (PAC) matchup at No. 15 Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, Kentucky at BB&T Bank Field. The team held the Saints to a scoreless stalemate during the first quarter of play and remained within striking distance during the first portion of the second quarter. The Saints’ offense, however, would explode during the second half of the quarter quarter and would continue to pile on points throughout the contest, ending in a 70-20 victory for nationally ranked Thomas More. After freshman quarterback Brett Laffoon left due to injury, senior quarterback Caleb Jakiel came on in relief to throw three touchdowns, two of which were to freshman widereceiver Nick Ponikvar,. Jakiel threw for 204 yards on 17-of-32 passing, and his 20-yard
touchdown pass to junior wide receiver Gabe Greco with 7:03 left in the first half cut Thomas More’s lead to 14-7. Freshman running back Wesley Schools led the Wolverines with 57 rushing yards on 16 carries, and junior Andrew Schauer added 45 yards on 10 attempts. Overall, Grove City finished with 22 first downs and 354 yards of total offense and owned a 32:23-27:37 edge in total time of possession. Defensively, Grove City forced three turnovers. Junior linebacker Deion Minor and sophomore linebacker Shawn Simmons both had interceptions, and junior defensive end Caleb Allen forced a fumble that would be recovered by junior defensive end Jacob Armbrecht. Sophomore cornerback Ethan Conto led the defense with 11 tackles, while Minor had 10 stops. The Wolverines will return to action this Saturday for a home game against PAC rival Westminster College. Kickoff is slated for 1:30 P.M. at Robert E. Thorn Field.
Pens’new PAINTS Victoria Zulick Staff Writer As of Tuesday, Oct. 4, the reigning Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins will now call the PPG PAINTS Arena home. The Penguins and PPG have established a 20-year naming rights agreement, where PPG will be given the title of official paint supplier to the team. Although no details of the financial deal have been released, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that the Penguins could be receiving between $4 to $9 million dollars a year. PPG chairman and CEO Michael McGarry worked together with the Penguins to make this deal happen. He and the company are ecstatic to be able to bring two iconic Pittsburgh brands together. Formally known as CONSOL Energy Center, the former nameholder gave up its naming rights six years into a 21 year deal after tough financial losses as it continues to struggle with low fossil fuel prices. “We are proud to support the Stanley Cupchampion Pittsburgh Penguins and to invest in this important venue in our hometown,” McGarry said in a PPG press release. “On behalf of our customers,
employees and business partners around the world, PPG sends a hearty, ‘Let’s Go Pens!’ cheer to the team and all of Pittsburgh.” With many more people invested in the team now because of their recent Stanley Cup victory and 50th anniversary, many people have taken to social media to express their feelings about the new name. Under the #PPGPaintsArena hashtag, multiple users created polls gaging if fans liked or disliked the new name. In one poll, 9% liked the new name, 24% didn’t like it and 67% would like it better without “paints” in the title. Other users expressed their contempt, and that they will continue to call it “Consol” despite the deal. Others joked that its new nickname should be something like “The Bucket.” The arena will continue to be an event venue for concerts and shows. Signage and other representation will transition from Consol to PPG over the next couple weeks, including representation at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex in Cranberry Township. This agreement comes just in time for the start of the regular season, with the team’s home opener of the 2016-2017 season on Oct. 13.
Managing Editor At 10-3, and 3-1 in the President’s Athletic Conference, the Grove City College women’s soccer team is looking to close the regular season strong and make some noise in the postseason. Though the team lost a 3-2 heartbreaker to Washington and Jefferson College on Wednesday, the squad rebounded with a convincing away win over Bethany College on Saturday. The Wolverines also defeated Westminster on Tuesday. On Saturday, Grove City visited Bethany, shutting out the opposition by a final score of 3-0. Junior forward Lacy Harkrader broke a brief scoreless tie in the 11th minute with her sixth goal of the year. The ball was deflected to her after a corner kick by senior Lindsey Reichert, and Harkrader was able to successfully deflect it into the back of the net. Harkrader struck again in the 55th minute, scoring a goal off an assist from junior midfielder Elena Guerra. About 13 minutes later, Grove City capped the scoring when freshman midfielder Ruby Mattson scored for the third time this season. Junior Sydney Dunn assisted on this final score.
Throughout the game, the Wolverine defense played brilliantly. Bethany was only able to get two shots off in the entire game, and only one of them was on target. Junior goalkeeper Trishae Winters did not have a whole lot to do, but she saved the only shot that came her way, collecting her fifth shutout of the year. On Tuesday, Grove City returned home to take on Westminster, winning 1-0. Junior midfielder Lindsay Hutton’s goal in the 29th minute was the difference in this one, as she headed in a corner kick from senior defender Jordyn White. The defense performed remarkably in the game, allowing just one shot in the entire game, and none on goal. Grove City has played extremely well thanks to great goalkeeping and timely scoring. Winters has played all 13 games for the Wolverines, allowing just 14 goals for a goals against average of 1.08. She has made a total of 57 saves on the year, good enough for a save percentage of 80.3 percent. Offensively, Harkrader leads the team with seven goals and 15 points. Sophomore forward Krista Heckman has scored six times, while also collecting two assists.
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The women’s soccer team is currently 0-3, 3-1n in the Presidential Athletics Conference. Tomorrow they will be travelling to Saint Vincent for their 1:00 p.m. game.
Meanwhile, Hutton keeps piling on goals, and now has six on the year. Finally, White has not scored yet, but she is leading the squad in assists with six. Grove City’s next game at Saint Vincent on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. Grove City will then conclude the regular season with four in-conference games against Thomas More, Thiel, Waynesburg and Chatham, respectively.
Pennant predictions Andy Fritz Staff Writer The MLB playoffs - a place where pitching is king, average players become heroes, and underdogs flourish. In a month filled with exceptional pitching, absurd homerun celebrations, and a seemingly unparalleled competitive atmosphere, this October is shaping up to be one of the most memorable post-seasons in recent memory. It must be something about colder air and teams playing for their life that brings out the best in players. The playoffs got off to a more exciting start than normal, as the wildcard games were marquee matchups. The American League wildcard matchup between the Toronto Blue Jays and Baltimore Orioles was anticipated to be a headline game of the year, since they were two of the best hitting teams in baseball. The Blue Jays and Orioles took a 2-2 tie into the 13th inning only to be ended by a monstrous three run “walkoff” homerun in the bottom of the 13th inning. Blue Jays slugger Edwin Encarnacion hit a 440 foot blast to the third deck in the Rogers Center to advance them to the Divisional Series. The National League Wildcard Game shined just as bright, headlining two of the most dominant pitchers in
the league over the past few years in Noah Syndergaard of the New York Mets and Madison Bumgarner of the San Francisco Giants. The game was a dazzling showcase of pure pitching and late inning heroics. The Giants and Mets struck out a combined 18 batters and held a 0-0 tie going into the ninth inning. The game will be remembered by the heroics of San Francisco’s Conor Gillaspie, who in the top of the ninth hit a three run homerun to push the Giants past the Mets 3-0 and advance. Then there were eight teams. While the American League Divisional Series had everyone expecting close back and forth battles between four highly offensive teams, the matchups were more one-sided than expected. The Blue Jays bats came alive as they swept the hapless Texas Rangers. This series had an edgy feel to it not only because of their bitter rivalry, but because the last time they opposed each other there was a massive on-field brawl where Texas Ranger Rougned Odor infamously clocked Jose Bautista, one of the Blue Jays’ star players, square in the jaw. Fast-forward one month and the Rangers find themselves clearly outmatched as they surrendered an abysmal 22 runs in
three games, only scoring 10 themselves. The Rangers, whose pitching staff is generally referred to as the best in major league baseball, was expected to be a tough test for the angry birds from Toronto, but instead they fell hard to the Blue Jay bats. The difference maker in the series came in the form of the supernatural performances of Edwin Encarnacion and reigning MVP Josh Donaldson, as they bombarded the Rangers pitching staff with homerun after homerun. On the other end of the American League bracket, the Cleveland Indians and Boston Red Sox battled with exceptional defense and clutch hitting, despite Boston being ousted quickly. The self-titled “WIN-dians” sent Red Sox’s legend and future Hall of Famer, David Ortiz, packing and ending his storybook career in the MLB. The NL divisional series offered the much anticipated matchup between the perennial powerhouses of the Washington National and Los Angeles Dodgers. Along with two ex-CY young winners, Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers and Max Scherzer of the Nationals, the series showcased the whitehot bats between the two teams. So far there have been numerous very long homeruns, blown leads,
and back-and-forth in a tense series that lies at 2-2, as Game Five on Thursday will decided who advanced. The other NL Divisional Series offered a high powered Chicago Cubs offense versus the savvy pitching of the San Francisco Giants. The Cubs won Game One with an absolute towering homerun (and epic bat flip) by Javier Baez in Chicago. The young stars of pitcher Jake Arietta, third baseman Kris Bryant, and company willed their way over the struggling Giants to win the series three games to one. The Giants blew multiple three run leads and made numerous errors leading to their anemic defeats. The Giants will end their “even year streak” of winning the World Series as they have won in 2010, 2012, and most recently 2014. The Cubs will play the winner of the Dodgers/ Nationals series. The Cubs of the newly proclaimed “WIN-dy City” are trying to break a “curse” of their own this year as they haven’t won a World Series in 108 years. Fans and analysts have wanted to see the Toronto Blue Jays play the Chicago Cubs, as it could be seen as the best series of the century. Both teams play with passion, energy, and are extremely skilled. For the remaining teams, the quest for glory in October is near.
Oct. 14, 2016
The Grove City College men’s soccer team faced off against Westminster College on Wednesday, October 12. After two overtime periods, the game ended in a 1-1 draw.
Men’s soccer charges forward Joe Setyon Managing Editor The Grove City College men’s soccer team (10-3-1, 2-1-1 PAC) has rebounded very well several weeks after dropping two games in a row for the first time all year. The Wolverines visited Bethany College on Oct. 8, coming way with a thrilling double overtime victory. On Oct. 12, Grove City returned home to face another tough President’s Athletic Conference foe in Westminster, tying 1-1. Last Saturday, Grove City played one of its most exciting games of
the year against Bethany, winning by a final score of 3-2. Late in the first half, Bethany took a 1-0 as a deflected ball found its way past Grove City’s junior goalkeeper Malcom Blake. The Wolverines responded, though, in the 73rd minute, as senior defender Drew Cypher found junior midfielder Blake Baer for a great scoring opportunity. Baer took advantage, scoring his first goal of the year. In the 86th minute, Grove City took the lead when senior forward David Wurmlinger scored unassisted. However, a little under
three minutes later, Bethany tied things up when a shot went off the post and into the goal. After the first extra period yielded no goals for either side, the game went into a sudden death double overtime. Senior defender Joe DeAugustino (who had one goal in his entire Grove City career) took a free kick from just pas midfield after the Wolverines were fouled. The kick was right on target, finding its way past the Bethany keeper for DeAugustino’s first goal of the season, and the game winner for the Wolverines.
After the dramatic win, the Wolverines returned home on Oct. 12 to play against Westminster. Westminster struck first, scoring on a long ball in the 39th minute. For a while, it looked like Westminster would cling to that lead. However, in the 64th minute, junior midfielder Blake Baer found sophomore midfielder Jimmy Hueber for a game-tying goal. However, neither team could find the back of the net again, even through two overtime periods. Blake made four saves and let up one goal in the match, while
fellow goalie, senior Bryan Denny, made two saves. Grove City’s excellent record is due in part to a contributions from a variety of players, especially seniors Dale Reese (midfielder) and Stephen Betteridge (forward). The dynamic duo are tied for the team lead in assists with six apiece. Betteridge has the most goals (eight) and points (22) compared to seven and 20, respectively, for Reese. Other players have performed brilliantly as well, though, including freshman midfielder Christian Caporaso, who has seven goals
and 15 points. The only other Wolverine with more than one goal is sophomore midfielder Jonathan Burton, who has scored three times. Blake has continued to more than hold his own in goal. He has played in all 14 of his team’s games, allowing 15 goals, for a goals against average of 1.17. Looking forward, the Wolverines will visit Saint Vincent College Saturday at 11 a.m. After that, Grove City is down to the home stretch, with games against Thomas More, Thiel and Waynesburg to close out the regular season.
Support Your Wolverines! Football Westminster (Home) OCT 15 (SAT) 1:30 PM Geneva (Away) OCT 29 (SAT) 7:00 PM
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The Grove City College women’s cross country team finished in 7th place last week at the DeSales Invitational.
Cross Country shines at DeSales Invitational
Bradley Warmhold Sports Editor
The Grove City College men’s and women’s cross country teams finished in 7th and 10th place respectively out of 42 teams in last week’s DeSales University’s Pre-Regional Invitational. Overall, the men’s team finished with 210 team points. Senior Daniel Christiansen led Grove City by placing third overall out of 250 runners, recording a time of 25 minutes, 45 seconds for eight kilometers. Junior Nick McClure captured 35th place in 26:50 while sophomore Ryan Budnik placed 49th with a time of 27:12 and senior Brandon Wisefinished in 61st at 27:29. Senior Gabe Imhof finished close behind Wise at 68th in 27:35,
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Dan Christiansen was third at the DeSales Invitational. and fellow senior Andrew Mascio finished 76th (27:56). Sophomore Anthony Schifano took 112th in a time of 28:46. Dickinson won the team title with 52 points while York took second with 75 points. On the women’s side,
Grove City finished the meet with 258 team points. Senior Lydia Keiper led Grove City by taking 15th place in the 255-runner field, covering the six-kilometer course in 22 minutes, 56 seconds. Freshmen dominated the rest of Grove City’s
placements in the invitational. Freshman Heidi Hoffman finished 46th overall in a time of 24:07 while sophomore Rachel Martin finished 49th in 24:11. Freshman Madelyn Kimpel finished 71st (24:39) while fellow freshman Abbie Schmader took 84th in a time of 24:55. Freshman Emily Kruse placed 113th (25:54) and freshman Ellie Bell finished 130th in 26:24. Dickinson won the team title with 54 points while Elizabethtown took second with 74 points. Both teams are now midway through their seasons and will look forward to the Hood College Invitational this weekend in Frederick, Maryland. The men are scheduled to begin at 11:10 am, while the women will start up 40 minutes earlier at 10:30 am.
Men’s/Women’s Cross Country Hood College Invitational (Away) OCT 15 (SAT) 10:30 AM (Women) 11:10 AM (Men) President’s Athletic Conference Championships (Away) OCT 29 (SAT) 11:00 AM (Men) 12:00 PM (Women) Wooster Twilight 5k (Away) NOV 4 (FRI) 7:30 PM (Men) 7:00 PM (Women)
Men’s Soccer Saint Vincent College (Away) OCT 15 (SAT) 11:00 AM Thomas More College (Away) OCT 20 (THURS) 2:00 PM Thiel College (Home) OCT 22 (SAT) 3:30 PM Waynesburg University (Home) OCT 26 (WED) 12:30 PM
Men’s/Women’s Swimming and Diving Allegheny College (Home) OCT 22 (SAT) 1:00 PM Saint Vincent College (Home) OCT 29 (SAT) 1:00 PM
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