Hilltop Oct. 30, 2012
vol. 9, no. 2
5000 Deer Park Dr. SE, Salem, Ore. 97317
The student publication of Corban University
Presidential candidates race to the finish [page 4] The prison next door [page 7] Will marijuana be legalized? [page 8-9]
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hilltopnews@ corban.edu hilltop.corban.edu Editor-in-Chief Kate Tracy Managing Editor Sarah Moreau Online Editor Lacy Ramirez Online Content Editor Kelsey Leavitt Photo Editor Jessica Bruggeman Asst. Photo Editor Jake Bowdoin Yearbook Editor Eleanor Fazzari Asst. Yearbook Editor Jenna Harbeck Lifestyle Editor Angel Prideaux Entertainment Editor Jeffrey Morse Sports Editor Josh Trammell Reporters: Katrina Aman, William Bassham, Tori Cole, Jenna Kost, Vinny Sepe, Nick Mattax, Kayli Moser, and Mare Suddarth Advisors Christena Brooks Ellen Kersey Corban University’s Hilltop publications – newspaper, yearbook and website – serve as a student-led forum for the student body. Their mission is to tell true stories that contribute to authentic Christian community at Corban. Their staff seeks to practice journalism that is true, substantiated, fair and dedicated to Jesus Christ. Hilltop publications do not represent Corban’s faculty, administration or trustees; rather, they provide a significant student perspective on matters of importance to the ongoing life of the community. Cover photo is an artistic representation of marijuana use. No actual drugs were used. Photo by Jessica Bruggeman
October 30, 2012
Be ready always Staff Editorial
Some historians believe the American Revolution was caused partly because of paranoia: a widespread fear among colonists about the evils of the British, namely, increased taxes and the quartering of British soldiers. Was this a legitimate paranoia? Maybe, maybe not. Regardless, a whole war ensued, whereas colonists’ thoughts and actions, if informed, may have prevented it from happening. Now, in Oregon, a different kind of tax awaits voters on the Nov. 6 ballot: the Cannabis Tax Act. Over 200 years ago, were the British concerned about taxing pot? No. Is this a bit of a dramatic comparison? Maybe. According to Oregon State Representative Peter Buckley, most people oppose Measure 80 because of fear: fear from a decades-long war-on-drugs mentality. Moreover, moral assumptions and fear are a separate trap Christian voters face regarding pot legalization. Corban students need to re-evaluate why they are voting a certain way. If it’s based upon a fear of pot, they should research the issue so they can approach it rationally. On the other hand, opponents like Sherriff Jason Myers think of marijuana as an addictive substance that opens the floodgates for all sorts of crime and immorality. If marijuana harms society and fills our prisons, why would we ever want to legalize it? The fact that nearly 30 percent of Corban students think recreational pot should be legalized calls into question their reasons for having their opinion. Is it informed? Is it rational? Is it Christian? Have they talked to educated and credible leaders who are involved in marijuana legalization? Students should be asking these questions not only for pot legalization, but also on all other voting issues. Corban students do not need to know everything about Emperor Shen Nung (the first recorded pot-user), introduce more hemp into their diets or learn the pharmacological qualities of THC. Rather, every political decision should be based on a thorough education of the issue. God wants us to have an argument for why we believe in Him (1 Peter 3:15); shouldn’t this apply to political decisions as well? After all, no need to start another war.
Change the tide, cast your vote By Sarah Moreau Managing Editor
“My one vote won’t matter, anyway.” “The election results won’t affect me.” “I hate politics.” Too often have phrases like these been floating around recently. Election time is here. If you’re unaware of that this late in the season, tou should be a bit concerned. Let me start with one clarification: yes, your vote matters. If one person has it in mind that his or her vote will not matter, then inevitably many others have the same thought. Too many let this idea deter them from voting, and the number of people forgoing the ballot quickly adds up. The California Voter Foundation recently released a survey showing that in California alone 6.4 million people are qualified to vote, but remain unregistered. To put this into perspective, the same number of hamburgers are sold per day at McDonald’s. Likewise, in Oregon nearly 800,000 qualified voters are unregistered. In the 2008 election, when voting was at its highest turnout since 1960, 80 million eligible citizens were still unregistered. Predictions show a higher number for this election. If all of those citizens were to register and vote, the election could turn an entirely different way. Secondly, the results will affect you. Even if the results of this particular election don’t directly affect your life right now, the outcomes of the president’s decisions will impact everyone in some way in the future. Many are blind to the fact that the leaders of this country do, in fact, make a difference in the lives of young people. Third, hating politics is just not a good reason to avoid voting. Sure, the presidential debates stir up conflict and sometimes unnecessary arguments, and some of the issues may seem insignificant, but they still matter. Even if you “hate” politics, you should still be informed. Voting day is just one week away. If you aren’t registered, it’s too late for this season. If you are, though, I strongly encourage you to make an informed decision on not only the presidential choice, but the other issues as well. Take some time to read the voter’s guide and know who and what you are voting for. Whether you vote for a Republican, Democrat, or a third party, be wise. Don’t simply vote for whoever your parents or friends are voting for, but take the time this year to make decisions you feel will benefit the people and, most importantly, glorify God. The Hilltop’s staff column is designed for readers to hear from editors of this publication.
Q &A with ASB
Jake Kopra, ASB Vice President
Q: What are you hoping to accomplish this year as ASB vice president? A: As ASB vice president, I want to create a fun environment for all Corban students. I want to do this through sporting events and Fanatics. Going to games is a great way to make friends and be involved, and they are really fun, too! There will be lots of T-shirts and free food throughout the year, that’s for sure! Q: What's your favorite thing about being on ASB? A: My favorite thing about being on ASB is working with such amazing people on the ASB team. Everyone is devoted to making activities and student life an excellent experience. I have enjoyed being around such awesome people! Q: Which SNL character do you identify the most with, and why? A: I think I would identify myself with Andy Samberg. I love his sense of humor, and he does an amazing Nicolas Cage impersonation, which is super ironic because “amazing” is the last word that comes to mind when I think of Nicolas Cage. He also stars in “Hot Rod,” which is a fantastic movie. Q: If you could have lunch with any famous person, who would it be and what would you ask him/ her? A: I would have lunch with Jackie Robinson. I would ask him how he maintained his confidence and continued to play even though he was ridiculed for being the first African American to play major league baseball.
October 30, 2012
Corban receives gift for Indonesia program By Kate Tracy Editor-in-Chief
Somewhere across the Pacific Ocean on an archipelago of more than 17,000 islands, children are learning about Jesus. In classrooms managed by American and Indonesian teachers, the gospel is spreading throughout the country of Indonesia. It’s all thanks to the tireless effort of Corban administrators and graduates involved in Pelita Harlipan University, where hundreds of undergraduates become equipped to start schools dedicated to a Christian worldview. Now, with the $500,000 donation given to Corban University by long-time friend and PHU founder Dr. James Riady, these visions will become even more of a reality. “It has been a joy to see Corban rise up in recent years as a missionary Christian university reaching out beyond its shores to faraway places to build his kingdom through Christ-centered education,” said Riady in a press release. Previous UPH president and current Corban president-elect Dr. Sheldon Nord is proud to see Corban’s connection with Indonesia continue to flourish through the efforts of Corban administrators who are helping its education program. “I think this is not about me at all; this is about [Provost] Matt Lucas and [Dean of Education and Counseling] Janine Allen working tirelessly to meet their educational needs,” said Nord. “They’re role modeling for Corban students. They blazed new territory in making this happen; here’s two administrators living out their theology.” Dr. Nord said UPH works with other Christian universities, too, and the donation demonstrated its recognition of Corban as a different and special organization. Lucas and Allen have primarily helped UPH raise its education standards and earn its accreditation as an institution of high academics.
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Janelle Peyton, a 2009 graduate, teaches at Sekolah Pelita Harapan–Lippo in Karawaci, Indonesia, in May 2012. She is one of 12 alumni teaching at Christian Indonesian schools.
Many Corban alumni, including Madison Lewis, Sarah Seibert, and Chris and Katie Trammell, help strengthen the ties between Corban and its Indonesia affiliates. Teaching in elementary schools in Jakarta, also started by Riady, these alumni are experiencing first-hand what faith-based education looks like in a secular place. Dr. Nancy Hedberg, vice president of Student Life, along with Brenda Roth, dean of students, traveled to In-
donesia to aid UPH in its dormitory programs. “I think the ministry they [UPH] have in training Christian teachers is an amazing vision, and they have the capacity to carry it out,” Hedberg said. As Corban’s involvement in Indonesian education continues to develop through the efforts at UPH, administrators and students look forward to seeing more Indonesian students graduate with a Corban diploma in education.
Punishment is usually prescribed by RAs, RDs or the coaches of guilty students, Brubaker said. It is harder to punish commuters because they do not have RAs or RDs. Punishments have ranged from fines to one-day suspension of dining privileges. Student Life is now considering setting a more standard punishment. One reason students sneak in is to visit with friends. Commuter students and those without meal plans cannot sit with friends in the dining hall. Administrators say these rules discourage stealing and prevent overcrowding in the dining hall. Sophomore Sarah Moreau does not have a meal plan and does not eat food from Aramark due to specific dietary needs, but she was able to gain permission to bring her own food into the dining hall. “I emailed [Aramark director] Tamra Taylor asking permission to eat my food in the dining hall, and she for-
warded the email to [Dean of Students] Brenda Roth. There is now a special code on her ID card that allows entry into Aramark. Another student, who wished to remain anonymous, missed dinner and tried to sneak into the dining hall right after it closed. He ran into friends coming out of the dining hall who said there was still pizza inside. “I was confronted by an Aramark worker, and I said, ‘It will be thrown away anyway,’ but she still would not let me take the pizza,” he said. Stealing from Aramark forces Corban dining to raise prices and students have to pay more, said Brubaker. “The biggest thing that hits me is an honesty issue,” he said. Also, Aramark is not a Christian organization. “I would like for [Aramark] to see that Corban University is outstanding among the universities they work with,” he said.
Through the back door: Aramark transgressions By William Bassham Staff Writer
You head to Aramark, and it is raining hard. You get to the counter at the entrance, and you realize you forgot your Corban ID card. What do you do? You have to go all the way back to your dorm. But another option comes to mind. What if you could get someone to open the back door and sneak you in? “We don’t have a police force looking for these people and getting after them, but we do know we have had increased incidents,” said Kevin Brubaker, vice president for business. The back door can be opened only from the inside; some students hold the door open for others to come into Aramark. There is no set consequence for sneaking into Aramark.
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October 30, 2012
Blazing the OT Survey trails By Jenna Kost Staff Writer
Students in Corban’s Old Testament classes are getting more than they bargained for out of reading the Bible. “There’s this funny disconnect,” said Allen Jones, Corban’s newest adjunct Bible professor. “The Bible has both internal and external application. It’s never just to know things. It’s always to move you on forward.” As he began teaching Old Testament Survey, Jones felt he should provide a way for students to respond to what they learn. To do this, he crafted an assignment requiring them to work on an extended project all semester. Students could choose to either journal or participate in a service project of some kind—as long as they logged roughly one hour of involvement per week. These projects could even overPhoto by Jenna Kost lap with SALT, REACH, or any other min- Lisa Zepnak-Ross shows off the bottles collected in Aagard that istries students were already involved in. will go to a Portland ministry that fights sex-trafficking. “I want to get better at figuring out how she said. Still, she wanted to do what she someone to listen to them and love them to make the Bible practical,” Jones said. like Christ. To give his students creative ideas, Jones could. Zepnak-Ross also said she didn’t expect Nix said he has already learned about inhad some friends record videos to show in class. These friends had seen needs in their to get so much support and involvement tentional ministry through this project. Alcommunities and taken action to meet from her dorm, especially as a freshman. though it was difficult to connect with the them—such as creating resource groups “It helps that my roommate is addicted to students at first, over time (and with the for young moms or becoming end-of-life Diet Coke!” she said, laughing. She plans help of a video camera), relationships have companions for those dying alone. While to take all the bottles and cans to a recy- slowly grown. He plans on continuing this some students decided to journal, others cling center soon to make room for more project as a longer ministry—maybe even as a Corban club or organization next year. used his examples to springboard their donations. Chad Nix is another student who turned Jones said he was impressed by the own creative projects. Lisa Zepnak-Ross was one freshman to his passion into a project. Each week, Nix creative projects his students created and take this route. Her project involved col- skates with young teens at the Aumsville their willingness to “blaze the trail.” He lecting bottles and cans in Aagard, and do- skate park, building relationships and plans to continue requiring projects next semester with the goal of simply providing nating the money to Epik Project, a Port- showing them God’s love. The project has deep meaning for him, opportunities for application and trusting land sex trafficking ministry. Zepnak-Ross since he himself was saved through skate God to work. chose the project after reading Isaiah 1:17 “I never ask them, ‘Was this successfor class, which says, “Learn to do right; ministry at Hume Lake Christian Camp several years ago. His goal is to be an ful?’” Jones said. “I can’t grade their seek justice. Defend the oppressed.” “I can’t do much but send money,” older brother figure to students who need hearts.”
World Outreach Week seeks ‘a better way’ By Jenna Kost Staff Writer You may have noticed a plethora of bright-colored flags around campus last week, fluttering in the Oregon rain. These flags hailed the arrival of 40 missionaries, dozens of booths laden with promotional candy and pens, and free food. For the 77th time, Corban’s mission conference was back with WOW (World Outreach Week). “God used this week to encourage lots of people,” said Rachel Olson, a member of TruNorth, who helped coordinate WOW. “I was excited about how involved the missionaries were this year.” She estimates that missionaries Photo by Jess Bruggeman Flags from around the world grace Corban’s came to speak in more than 60 campus to raise awareness for World Outreach classes throughout the week. WOW’s theme this year, “No Week, Oct. 22-26.
Reserves, No Retreats, No Regrets,” was based on the life of William Borden. Speaker Dale Losch, president of CrossWorld ministries, challenged students to incorporate this theme into their lives by becoming disciple-makers. He described discipleship as “Jesus’ way for transforming ourselves and our world.” Evening activities focused more specifically on the need for missions around the world and the challenges these ministries can contain. Kimberly Liu, vice president of TruNorth, said she liked “the opportunity to talk specifically with missionaries.” “I love hearing their stories,” Liu said. “I always find it neat to hear about what God is doing in other people’s lives.”
News Briefs Farrar shines on TV Farrar Hall received national recognition on TV for its Pumpkin Smash tradition. ASB media arts coordinator Jessica Baughman sent a 2011 Pumpkin Smash highlights video to truTV, which named it No. 18 in the “Top 20 Halloween Horrors” countdown. The show aired on Oct. 25 at 9 p.m. on truTV, thrilling all Farrarians for becoming national pumpkin-smashing stars.
Corban shares curriculum Australian university Sheridan College requested help to formulate a biblically based college curriculum this fall. Provost Matt Lucas, along with Corban faculty members, agreed to assist personnel in Australia and share syllabi and notes from Corban faculty in order to help them fulfill their mission of becoming an institution founded on sound biblical principles.
Art Show comes to Psalm Center The Psalm Center Art Gallery will feature the exhibit “Valuable,” starting Nov. 1. Adults with development disabilities in the Salem area created the exhibit through the organization Life Enrichment Activities Program, LEAP. Sophomore Alex Gowan, who volunteered at LEAP, helped with the project and brought it to Corban.
Ambex expands Five Corban students are currently studying in Regensberg, Germany, through Ambex, Corban’s study abroad program. As the year progresses, Director Gerald Orr is optimistic about the semester. He hopes to expand the Ambex program to include internships for business and ministry majors in the future, while also closely working with connections through the University of Regensberg for future opportunities.
October 30, 2012
Light at the end of political tunnel
Barack Obama’s lead, Mitt Romney’s comeback and swing state madness By Daniel Fredrickson Guest Writer The race for the White House is on its last leg. With the Nov. 6 Election Day only a week away, President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney are locked in a tight race for the presidency. But the race has not always been this close. Following the Democratic National Convention on Sept. 6, Obama was leading Romney by as much as 9 percent, according to a Pew poll. Then, on Sept. 16, while already trailing Obama, Romney made his infamous gaffe by saying that the 47 percent of Americans who don’t pay taxes see themselves as “victims.” So despite high unemployment, a terrorist attack in Libya, and a growing national debt, Obama enjoyed a commanding lead ahead of the first debate. However, with October came a reversal of political fortunes. Romney was down in the polls and recovering from his “47 percent” comment. He needed a strong showing at the first debate on Oct. 3 to stay competitive. And during the debate, he delivered. Following the debate, Gallup, CBS and CNN polls all showed that most viewers believed Romney had convincingly won the debate. A few days later, Obama even conceded that “Governor Romney had a good night. I had a bad night.” In fact, in the weeks following the first debate, Romney had erased Obama’s lead in the polls. In the midst of Romney’s comeback, vice presidential candidates Paul Ryan and Joe Biden squared off in the only VP debate of the campaign on Oct. 11. While both candidates debated well and the debate was seen as a draw, vice presidential debates rarely have any significant impact on the election. According to Gallup, little change occurs in the polls following the vice presidential debate. It seems that voters care mainly for the presidential hopeful and little for the running mate. Going into the second presidential debate, it was Obama
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President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney are heading into the final week of campaigning.
who needed a strong performance this time around. The Oct. 16 debate was held at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. The town hall style debate allowed the candidates to stand up and walk around to answer questions from the audience. From the start, both candidates were especially aggressive. The debate between the two candidates was so intense that at one point moderator Candy Crowley told Romney to “sit down.” When the debate had ended and the smoke had cleared, polls were showing that Obama had narrowly won. Among the independents that CBS polled, 37 percent said Obama won, 30 percent said Romney won, and 33 percent said it was a tie. Despite Obama’s slight victory, the race remained close. The third and final debate was held in Boca Raton, Fla. on Oct. 22. The debate focused on foreign policy issues, such as the Benghazi terrorist attack, the Iranian nuclear missile program, Syria, and U.S.-Pakistani relations. What was surprising about this presidential debate was the number of times Romney agreed with the President. For example, like Obama, Romney supports drone
warfare, the 2014 War in Afghanistan timeline, and the killing of Osama bin Laden. Despite these similarities, post-debate polls found Obama had once again edged Romney. A CNN poll reported that 48 percent of those asked believed Obama had won, compared to 40 percent for Romney. Though Obama was seen by those polled as the winner of the last two debates, these narrow victories haven’t noticeably affected the race. After both debates, Gallup polls showed that Romney was barely ahead. With a week until Election Day, both candidates have recently focused their energy on capturing the support of voters in swing states, where no single candidate or party has overwhelming support in securing that state’s Electoral College votes. This simply means that unlike most states, swing states are special because they don’t vote for one party consistently. Furthermore, whoever wins the majority of swing states has historically won the election. This means that swing states are extremely important because they essentially “swing” the election for the candidate who can receive their vote. Presidential candidates do not campaign in states like Oregon and Idaho because these states consistently vote Democrat and Republican respectively. Conversely, states like Ohio and Florida attract a lot of attention from the candidates because both states are swing states with several Electoral College votes each. Addtional swing states are Colorado, Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, Virginia, Wisconsin, and North Carolina. Obama and Romney have focused their energy on these nine states because they each know the winner of these states will win the election. However, neither candidate has a commanding lead in any swing state. Rasmussen and Gallup polls reported that Romney was leading in swing states by 5 percent following the final debate.
ASB inaugurates iServe to develop future leaders By Mare Suddarth Staff Writer ASB’s officer-in-training program is taking flight. Known as iServe, the program was initiated a few years ago, but until this year, it had not gotten off the ground. Corban’s eight elected student officers plan a variety of events, promote campus organizations, promote events with videos and encourage Fanatics. “iServe is an opportunity for us to get students who are not elected members to help, be trained for next year, and to find out what ASB does,” said President Amy Drake. How do they help? Junior Jess Bruggeman is working one-on-one with Jess Baughman, Media Arts Coordinator. Bruggeman is an experienced photographer, but joined iServe to develop her video shooting, editing, and producing skills. “I’m friends with a lot of the people on ASB, so I like just hanging out with them and seeing what they do,” said Brugge-
man. Last year, ASB talked about giving a scholarship as an incentive to those who lend a hand, but that idea was dismissed. Activities Coordinator Jeffrey Morse said, “We wanted to make sure the people getting involved were people who were genuinely interested and wanting to serve, help out and learn more about ASB. We’ve had a really good response, and people aren’t coming with ulterior motives.” “A lot of the jobs they have to do are not fun jobs, but the group and their hearts and attitudes and their passion behind what they do … make the dumbest jobs so much fun,” said Bruggeman. Anyone interested in eventually joining the crew in ASB’s basement office in Schimmel can participate in iServe by visiting the officers or emailing at ASB@ corban.edu. Currently ASB is seeking someone to be the “Grand Fanatic,” whom would be responsible for exciting the crowd and leading cheers at sporting events.
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ASB officers Jeffrey Morse, Elijah Olson, Jesse Belleque, Amy Drake, Jacob Kopra, Emily Teterud, Jessica Baughman, and Liane DeHart look for potential leaders through iServe.
October 30, 2012
You’re going to prison By Kayli Moser Staff Writer
Photo by Jessica Bruggeman
Ashley Cowan, Sarah Ernst, and Jared Hernandez display their awkward side in Corban’s admission’s office.
When it gets awkward By Tori Cole Staff Writer It started as a routine college fair for Admissions Counselor Ashley Cowan, until a high school student approached her with an odd request. After introducing himself, the student pulled out a piece of paper and a pen and explained that his teacher was offering extra credit for any student who got her number. “Now I don’t know if the teacher actually wanted my number or if the students just used that as an excuse,” Cowan remarked. “Needless to say, I did not give it to them.” This is not the only story of admissions gone awry. The job of an admissions counselor takes them across the Western United States, into schools where anything has the potential to go wrong. Trips may last days or weeks. They may drive or fly. They may talk one-on-one with students or give large presentations. Adaptation is key, but one factor is always constant: this job is all about building relationships. These counselors interact with a variety of people every day. It’s no surprise they have so many interesting stories. Students, families, school faculty and staff are just some of the characters admissions counselors deal with on a daily basis.
Jared Hernandez, visit coordinator, recalled one conversation he had with a wrong number. The situation could have turned sour. Instead, the woman, who was receiving many calls due to her number being incorrectly listed as a school contact number, started chatting Hernandez up. “She definitely sounded like one of those sweet, older southern grandmamas with lots of grandbabies and said something like, ‘Well, you have a great day, baby. The Lord bless you,’” Hernandez said. Callie Doremus even experienced ending up in the wrong state entirely, when a miscommunication emerged between two Seaside High Schools -- one located in Oregon and one in California. There is no end to what may happen while the team is on the road. From locking keys in the car, to living out of 7-by-10-foot hotel rooms, to being asked to homecoming, these men and women persevere through the difficult, strange, challenging, and downright awkward experiences to spread their message. Cowan, when describing what traveling for Admissions is like, could only say, “I think the question should be ‘what doesn’t [it] look like!’” It’s a job too versatile for words and only for the few bold enough to embrace, but Corban would not function without them.
Buzz. A steel barred door swings open; I step through and it shuts. Ka-chunk. Click. A steel-plated door swings open; I step through and it shuts. Click. There’s no going back now. Welcome to Santiam Prison, 4005 Aumsville Highway Southeast, Salem, OR. Down, down, down several flight of stairs, until I’m told I’ve reached the basement. This is where Officer Susi Hodgin’s office is located. Hodgin, a Public Information Officer for Santiam, has worked with the Department of Corrections for 12 years. She says Santiam is a prison that holds only inmates who have committed smaller crimes or have been transferred from a higher security prison because of good behavior. “We do have people in here who have committed murder,” she said. While this may sound alarming at first, she added, “But they wouldn’t be here if their behavior hadn’t been compliant.” She offered to take me on a tour, and I eagerly accepted. The cafeteria shocked me. Beautiful tones of blues, greens, yellows and more coated the walls of the room. Hodgin explained that the inmates paint murals on the walls to make it look friendlier for family or friends who come to visit. The painting is supervised, however, due to gang signs sometimes hidden in the artwork. We continued and I began to notice the men in blue seemed to be passing me more frequently. Boom. I was in the dorms of Santiam prison. Jail cells were what I expected. An open room with free-walking prisoners was what I found. The facility is separated into four dorms: 1, 2, 3, and 4. They are open and harbor showers, a sitting area, and single beds. Some prisoners are allowed to have small televisions or MP3 players, but only if they purchase them with their own money. “This institution doesn’t have any weapons,” Hodgin said. The ratio of inmate to officer is roughly 110 to 1. Officers must be skilled in communication to calm fights with only their voices, not weapons.
The show “Jerry Springer” used to be popular with the inmates, Hodgin explained. Officers banned the show from the prison, because it caused violent behavior in some inmates, including the throwing of chairs. After learning this, my stomach began turning. The stares and calls from the men felt more threatening than they had only a few moments before. I wondered to myself, “Is this how the prison officers feel every day?” Corban campus security officer Kristina Schwartz believes having a prison close by is not as big a deal as some people make it out to be. “If you were to get online and look at crime stats, hardly anything happens here,” she said. She also made reference to the fact that multiple police departments surround Corban. Alan Scharn, criminal justice professor, worked in law enforcement for 30 years. He said Corban was not a “less safe” campus, because of the prison. He added that even if there was a breakout, it is “highly unlikely an inmate would come to this campus.” This is because escaped criminals want to get as far away from the prison as they can. He added that Corban was a place he would feel comfortable sending his own daughter to. Hodgin agrees that the prison is not a threat to the university. She said working at the prison is kind of like playing “daddy daycare.” It’s a job she enjoys and wouldn’t trade. “The majority of inmates aren’t here because they wanted to harm someone. Nobody ever comes into prison and leaves the same,” Hodgin adds. During my tour of the prison I was taken through an education center for inmates who want to better themselves while serving their time. It was here that a prisoner began shouting “thank you” at me as I passed him. My head was spinning with confusion. He had learned I was a student at Corban and wanted to express his gratitude to the university for their support of Air 1. He listens to it often and finds encouragement through the music.
To ski or to study? That is the question By Kayli Moser Staff Writer That time of year is here again. It’s the end of October, and students are tempted to skip class. The reasons are numerous, but what are the repercussions? Is skipping class OK? Davidson resident Paul Williams says yes. “Honestly, I think skipping is OK as long as it doesn’t affect your grade,” he said. Williams clarified that by not affecting your grade he means you’re still learning, you’re not skipping quizzes, and you aren’t avoiding turning in homework by not go-
ing to class. “It’s true we are paying $30,000 a year for classes, but we are also paying to learn for the class. If it won’t affect your grade, you might as well skip,” he said. How much money does one skipped class cost? About the cost of one ski lift ticket. Wally Vohland, student account coordinator, said, “The student taking 12 credit hours will pay $72 for each class [skipped],” he said. Commuter Katrina Hand thinks class skipping is a circumstantial sort of thing. “In some circumstances skipping is okay,” she said. “I think that in cases where you’re spreading yourself far too thin with classes and work and everything else in life, you can sometimes better yourself by taking a break.”
She does not, however, think laziness is a good reason for not showing up to a class. Don Sparks, director of student success, expressedconcern about students who make skipping a natural part of life. “They miss out on the instructor’s contribution. They don’t have the opportunity to ask questions and make their own mistakes,” Sparks said. “Going to class requires a discipline,” he said, a valuable skill for life after college. He does encourage students to change their habits: “First, identify what the change is you want to make and then you have to connect it to a bigger goal. The more you do it, the easier it gets (skipping class or going to class).”
October 30, 2012
She even knows their dogs’ names By Angel Prideaux Lifestylle Editor
“She is a people person, she’s very outgoing and informed about anybody and everybody,” said Steve Hunt, VP for Marketing. “She knows all the alumni and even their dogs’ names.” Known for her godly character and personable demeanor, she has been connected to Corban since its first campus in Oakland, Calif. (when it was called Western Baptist). Not only did she and her husband graduate from Corban, but also her siblings, their spouses, her children and grandchildren. She witnessed Corban move to three locations, personally knew every one of its presidents, and has worked as secretary for three presidents. This woman is Dorothy James. She attended Western from 1956 to 1958 and has three children and five grandchildren. James said people have been asking her, “You are 74, and you’re still working?” but her response is always, “Yeah, I know. I’m retiring this year, but I just love my job!” “I have a ball with Dr. Hoff!” she said. “We solve the world problems, but nobody
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Dorothy James, secretary to the past three Corban presidents, will leave behind a legacy hard to beat.
listens to us,” James said jokingly. Her father was a pastor in California and part of Western Baptist’s board, so she grew up with Corban in her everyday conversation. She attended Western’s second location in El Cerrito, Calif., when there were just 156 students and one dorm building housed males and females. James and her friends had a Saturday morning tradition at their favorite diner. “We had a rule that every Saturday morning we would clean our rooms and then go down to Nibs and buy homemade pie,” she
said. While attending Western, James said men’s basketball was the first big sports team and that she was a “sports nut.” “I never missed a game,” she said. After graduating, she took care of her family and worked in a practitioner’s office for several years. When James and her husband moved to Salem to be closer to their first grandchild, John Balyo, Corban’s president at the time, asked her to be his secretary, and she’s been here ever since. Hoff looks back on all the years he’s known James with fond memories and lots of laughter. “One of the Turkey Trots we had, Dorothy dressed up like a turkey and ran around,” Hoff said with a smile. “No one knew it was her, except for me, and till this day, Dr. Miller still doesn’t think it was her.” “She has left a legacy for secretaries to come,” Hoff said. “If you want to see someone working for the Lord, just follow her around.” As James enjoys her final year as part of the staff, she leaves these thoughts: “Corban has not drifted from its views, and the Bible department is stronger than it’s ever been. I will keep visiting for years to come,
From military service to scholarship By Will Bassham Staff Writer Since Corban was founded in 1935, its students have lived through six major wars: World War Two, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Operation Desert Storm, the War in Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom. As a result, many Corban students have been called to serve or have enrolled after their service. Many who have put their lives on the line have had to make the hard transition back to civilian life. Even Corban President Reno Hoff served in the Army from 1953-1956. There have been at least 62 Corban alumni who have served in the armed forces, according to Sheldon Traver, newswriter for Corban. “We have had several students who have done tours in Iraq and Afghanistan,” said Hoff. Typically in wartime, the first American soldiers to see action are the Marines. Junior Ben Olson is one such man. He was a corporal, a radio operator and a squad/ fire team leader in the Marine Corps. Marine training was very rough and rigorous, and Olson said his training was a dark time for him. “I felt God was calling me to stand up for people who could not stand up for themselves,” said Olson. “I wanted to join the Marines because they are the best and no one can hold anything against me.” Olson began his training at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego. During training, he contracted pneumonia and had to spend an extra three and a half weeks in San Diego. He also had
Photo courtesy of Ben Olson
Ben Olson patrols the Helmand province of Afghanistan.
to do additional training for possible deployments. He was deployed to Iraq near the Syrian border and in the Helmand province of Afghanistan, an area near the Pakistani border where the British Army had failed to secure and had to call in the Marines. That province was one of the most dangerous in Afghanistan. Olson vividly remembers a vehicle blowing up in front of him from a roadside bomb. Back in 2004, he had a friend who lived in PVG and had visited Corban before joining the Marines. He didn’t enroll in classes at Corban before he went into the Marines because he wanted to be a firefighter at first, but Corban did not offer that degree. “The Ben Olson before he joined the Marines would have fit in here, but the Ben Olson who got out of the Marines did
not fit in,” he said. Olson decided to become a psychology major. Olson had a hard time transitioning into civilian life at Corban because it was difficult being in such a sheltered environment after going through war zones. He felt he only went to orientation to meet people. But in getting used to Corban, he has also adjusted to civilian life. He spoke last year in chapel for Veteran’s Day. Not all servicemen and women have seen war. Aaron Ferchland was an airplane crewman who worked on Lockheed P-3C Orion maritime patrol airplanes, which patrol the ocean and carry bombs and missiles for attacking ships. He was stationed out of Jacksonville, Fla. He was deployed to Okinawa, El Salvador, Sicily, and Djibouti, Africa. “While I was intended to go to Iraq twice, I ended up being deployed somewhere else at the last minute, “ said Ferchland. His experience was positive, but not without discouraging aspects. “Be it severe alcoholism or another form of self-destruction, it was hard to see people ruin their lives trying to mask their problems,” said Ferchland. For students wanting to join the services after school, Olson gave this advice: • Never compromise your morals. The world will hit you at full force. • Pay attention to your non-commissioned officers, even if you’re an officer. • Don’t be quick to judge; that is God’s job to judge.
Ask Katie What do you think about using God as an excuse to break up? It’s one thing to be spirit-led and mature in your understanding of God’s will in your life, but it’s another to use God as an excuse. An immature person cannot stand behind his or her own decisions. An immature person cannot address the real relationship issues without generalizing them into a camp of “God-says-yes” or “God-says-no,” without any regard for what God actually says. If God is calling you to do something, then listen, but take great care in speaking for Him. What do I do if I’m having difficulty balancing homework and friends? This age-old college question comes down to priorities. Each of us has been conditioned: homework is a productive use of time, while friends are a waste of time. But if we’re thinking eternally, we might see it differently. Stephen Covey said in his book “First Things First” that there is a difference between what is important and what is urgent. We don’t always know what God thinks is important. Maybe that midnight Taco Bell run with friends is working to advance His kingdom. Maybe Christ really impacted a friend through you in a simple way. Christ doesn’t change lives by theologizing; He does so by example and in love. Who better to do that through than the close friends you see every day? Homework is urgent, and there will always be deadlines, but where God guides He provides. You will still get the urgent work done when your heart is fixed on what’s important to Christ. How can I not smell like Aramark when I leave the dining hall? Breakfast, lunch, dinner: it’s delicious until you catch a whiff of yourself. You’ll have to experiment to find what works best for you, but here are some pointers: use perfume or cologne, shower often, avoid wearing a jacket in the dining hall, and put your hair up before to minimize surface area exposure. As you can tell, this is a very mathematical analysis. Also, be aware of when the Aramark smell is stronger than normal. For instance, if you are having that hour-long lunch with your significant other on Mongolian Wednesday, plan on an afternoon wardrobe change. The simplest answer would be to install opening windows in the dining hall, but sadly this is an advice column, not a blueprint. Katie Wilson is not a professional counselor. Her advice is for entertainment.
8 October 30, 2012
Clearing the smok Do you think recreational marijuana should be legalized in Oregon?
Controversy over pot lega
Yes: 27.3% By Kate Tracy Editor-in-Chief Oregon could become a pioneer state in more than one sense as its Nov. 6 ballot voting will determine the legalization of marijuana. If passed, Measure 80, otherwise known as the Cannabis Tax Act, will legalize recreational marijuana for adults over the age of 21. Advocates of the measure hope to tax and regulate the drug, thus adding revenue to the state budget and ending prohibition on something that has long been viewed as part of Oregon culture. Oregon, Washington and Colorado all have pot legalization on their 2012 ballots. California tried to change marijuana prohibition laws back in 2010, but voters declined the measure, as it contradicted federal laws against the drug. This year, however, these states hope to succeed in changing state and eventually federal laws.
Have you ever used marijuana? Yes: 18%
Note: The results shown on these pie graphs were taken from a scientifically conducted survey of a random sample of 300 Corban students. The margins of error, from top to bottom/left to right, are as follows: 8.7%, 7.53%, and 5.88%. The fact that only the first 100 responses were used may slightly skew the data.
“If we all had a bong, we’d all get along” The primary reason why advocates support Measure 80 is the fact that criminalizing pot has failed. “Prohibition of marijuana never made sense to me,” said Oregon State Representative Peter Buckley. “It causes more harm than it does good.” Rep. Buckley sees inconsistencies with the way alcohol is legal and marijuana is not; just as the nation improved once Prohibition ended with regulated alcohol, so he hopes the nation will improve with pot legalization. Outlawing the drug strains the state budget, advocates say, and when the state has dismissed 9 percent of its teachers already, more money should go to education, rather than the prosecution of marijuana users. With people in prison for marijuana possession and law enforcement spending money on public safety and prosecution, Rep. Buckley thinks the state budget could save and make money by decriminalizing it. Additionally, those in favor of recreational marijuana being legalized direct voters’ attentions to Denmark and the Netherlands, countries where it is already legalized. “Societies that have decriminalized [marijuana] don’t have anything close to our drug abuse rate,” said Rep. Buckley. Instead of operating out of a mindset of fear and a war-on-drugs mentality in law enforcement, Buckley hopes the passing of Measure 80 will pull resources toward regulation instead of criminalization. This, he says, will benefit society as a whole. “Put that stash in the trash” District attorneys and law enforcement constitute the primary opponents to Measure 80. Along with marijuana legalization contradicting federal laws already in place, their primary objection is that marijuana is an addictive substance. “First and foremost, addiction is one of the leading contributions to crime in our community,” said Marion County Sheriff Jason Myers. “Addiction is the number one reason why people are incarcerated.” Myers refers to marijuana as a gateway drug, an addictive substance that he has seen be a catalyst for other crimes and problems within families and
alization brews in Oregon society. If pot is legalized, he thinks its accessibility and prevalence will create opportunities for other illegal drugs and make law enforcement even busier. “It’s going to be difficult to regulate it,” he said. “Once a person uses that, it opens it up to a lot of other illegal substances…why would we want to go there?” While proponents of Measure 80 think pot becoming a common and unimportant substance is a positive thing, Sheriff Myers thinks its use will increase in a negative way as it becomes more socially acceptable. Additionally, the black market for the drug, which is most prevalent in Southern Oregon, will not cease to operate, contrary to the predictions of those in favor of Measure 80. “My guess is the black market will be less expensive than what’s grown and taxed,” said Myers. Thus, users might still opt for buying the drug from the black market, which will do nothing to eliminate the number of drug cartels and crime related to them. How Measure 80 relates to Corban Statistics show that while less than 20 percent of Corban undergraduates have used pot, approximately 30 percent are in favor of Measure 80. “People who use marijuana will use it regardless of it being legal or not,” said freshman Randi Donahue. “As with alcohol, each person will end up making his or her own decision on whether or not he or she will use it in abusive manner. By making it a legal substance, the government will have the ability to tax revenue and that alone may lower the use of it.” The other 70 percent of Corban students disagree. “I feel it will cause more chaos, just like any other addictive substance,” said senior Melissa Jones. “I have seen it ruin my extended family financially, emotionally and physically.” Regardless of whether or not pot may be legal soon, Student Life at Corban takes the use of marijuana seriously, and nothing about its policies is likely to change, according to Dr. Nancy Hedberg, vice president of Student Life. “At times, marijuana violations have been treated more seriously than alcohol,” she said. “But students have been expelled for both alcohol and marijuana use.” Student Life’s disciplinary process regarding marijuana sometimes involves a contract and a mentor; however, in instances of repeated use, the policy calls for expulsion. Hedberg recalls about 10 or fewer of these cases in the past 20 years. She describes most students’ involvement with pot as “going along with the crowd,” where certain instigators create a drug mindset and drag others along to use pot with them. “[Marijuana] can impact your intellect and motivation,” she said. “It has some real consequences that are negative. I am not in favor of it being legalized because it will not enhance our society as a whole.” Hedberg took a biblical stance on the issue of marijuana as well, saying it is something students should not get involved in, as it is self-destructive and damaging. “We are admonished to take care of our bodies as temples,” she said.
How many times have you used marijuana? Too many to count: 5% More than 20: 11% Once: 2%
Have you used marijuana within the past six months? Yes: 10%
October 30, 2012
Chandra Teague: struggle, success and a smile
photo by Jake Bowdoin
Katherine Salness, Chandra Teague and Kiersten Hilt celebrate after scoring a point in match play at C.E. Jeffers Sports Center.
By Josh Trammell Sports Editor The sound of leather being pounded to the hard gym floor echoes in the old wooden rafters of C.E. Jeffers Sports Center, every hit resounding then dissipating, fading into the white brick walls along with the voices of energetic athletes, becoming common white noise to the weight lifters and runners on the treadmills above. The glare of the lights bounces off the hardwood like the volleyballs being spiked from two parallel hitting lines, illuminating the faces and smiles of the 16 women below. Amid the animated group, one player stands out. Perhaps it is the vivacity and brightness of her smile, rivaled only by the blinding lights of the arena. Or maybe after four years these lights have simply become more familiar with her. Whatever the cause, it is easy to recognize the team captain and sole senior listed on the roster. For four years now Chandra Teague has been a mainstay of Corban volleyball, leading the team in kills since she arrived in 2009 from Portland area Gresham High School. Currently, Teague leads the Warriors in kills per game and digs, and is approaching one of volleyball’s more prestigious statistical feats – recording over 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs in a career. As of the wlast game on Oct. 20, she is 34 kills away from this impressive achievement, having already recorded 1,113 career digs. Her statistics are impressive, and her impact on the team over her four-year career is nearly unprecedented in program history. And yet something about the scene speaks louder than the statistics could
show; it’s all in her smile. For Teague, volleyball began in the sixth grade at the YMCA when a friend convinced her to pick up the sport. Three years later Teague began to realize a dream that would influence the course of her life for years to come. “Freshman year in high school I swung between JV and varsity, and it was rare for a freshman to swing,” said Teague. “I choked my first game at libero; it was awful.” Despite her shaky performance, this moment provided the realization of her talents and the hopes of a future in the sport. As the game slowed down and her performance began to turn heads, Teague began to dream of playing major college volleyball.
photo by Jake Bowdoin
Senior Chandra Teague elevates for a spike against Eastern Oregon University.
“I wanted to really badly, and I think I could have if it had been my sole priority,” said Teague. “But then I started to get really involved in my youth group, and I began to decide it wasn’t my main prioty, but I still wanted to play.” This mindset eventually led her to Corban - perhaps not the place she had once dreamed of, but the place that would shape her into a standout player and captain. For Teague, freshman year came with some growing pains. “I have had the wonderful opportunity of watching her grow over the years and she would be the first one to tell you that the person she is this year is so different than who she was as a freshman,” said teammate and now co-captain Karisa Legg. “I used to be a very serious player, and I was really hard on myself. Everything had to be perfect,” said Teague. “I didn’t play with a smile on my face.” But somewhere in between the good times and the bad times, Teague morphed into the leader she is today. “She really motivates everyone to play their best and to play for the Lord,” said junior teammate Olivia Shropshire. “She is very serious about the team and loves the game, and it makes it easier for all of us to do the same.” Although Teague does not consider herself a natural leader, something she expressed to new head coach Tracy Smith, her abilities and attitude say otherwise. “Chandra leads the team in kills per game and digs, so her all-around skills contribute greatly to our game plans,” said Smith. “Her competitive spirit helps create a strong work ethic among the team, both in practice and matches.” Despite a stretching season, yielding only four wins, just two of those in conference play, her outlook remains positive. “It’s been hard; we definitely have the talent and ability to play at a high level, and we do at points, but we kind of have mental blocks,” said Teague. The Warriors’ season may have been one of struggle, but for their senior captain, the memories were still sweet. “It’s been a struggle, but it’s still fun,” she said. Far removed from the skittishness and nerves of her first varsity game as a freshman in high school, the familiar bright lights of the C.E. Jeffers Sports Center shone down on her for a final time after a three-set victory against O.I.T. on senior night. She recorded a team-high 11 kills and 16 digs. “I just love the sport, I love playing, and I love the fact that I can play with a higher goal than just trying to be the best athlete. I can give 100 percent to glorify God, and that is what motivates me,” she said, wrapping her statement with a bright, emphatic smile.
Sports briefs Big game On Nov. 1 the Corban women’s basketball team will take on Pac 12 standout Stanford University at the Maples Pavilion in Stanford, Calif. The Cardinals are picked to finish first in the Pac 12 by both the media and coaches’ poll, while the Warriors are predicted to finish second in the Cascade Collegiate Conference.
All-Americans Seniors Emily Tsugawa and Tess Bennett, along with sophomore Tara Vanweerdhuizen, were selected as pre-season All-Cascade Collegiate Conference first team members. Jordan Carter was the sole member of the men’s basketball team to be selected as a preseason first team All-American for the CCC.
Super smarts For the second year in a row Corban University has had the most student athletes named to the Bank of the Cascades Academic All-Cascade Collegiate Conference team for fall sports. Out of the 227 students selected from throughout the conference, Corban placed 38, followed by Southern Oregon (28), and The College of Idaho (26).
Men’s soccer The men’s soccer team laces up for their last game to close out the regular season on Nov. 3 at home. The game begins at 3 p.m. The Warriors, 6-5-2 in conference play, seek to keep their post-season hopes alive against conference foe, Northwest Christian.
CCC championships On Nov. 3, the men’s and women’s cross country teams will be competing at the Cascade Collegiate Conference Championships ate Lents Park in Portland, Ore. The women’s team kicks off the event at 10:45 a.m., and the men’s race begins shortly after at 11:30 a.m.
11 Offensive penalty: excessive uniforms Women’s basketball to face Stanford
October 30, 2012
By Josh Trammell Sports Editor Fall is a season synonymous with changing leaves, changing fashions, and, of course, college football. Never have the latter been so intertwined as this year. Many diehard male fans may not be aware of the popularity of mustard yellow, but they bleed their team’s colors. They may have just learned what a cardigan is last week, but they are all too familiar with the term “pro combat.” They may never understand that “jeggings” are not an anatomical part of a turkey, but they know exactly what a “blackout” entails. This year, more than any other, two diametrically opposed worlds have collided
At its core, the mantra of college footin a spectacle of neon, camouflage and liquid metal. College football teams around ball has always been, “If you’re not first, the country strut the sidelines looking like you’re last.” It’s impossible to eclipse a the latest decoupage designs imported di- trend setter, especially one which is the rectly from Paris. Uniforms walk off the poster child for the world’s largest sports runway and onto the sidelines of a sport related apparel company. But perhaps it’s once characterized for its toughness and just a signpost of the deterioration of our beloved game. no-nonsense attitude. Slowly, but steadily, with every new To those of us from Oregon, this is old news. For years now, the University of pattern and pigment, America’s manliOregon has changed uniforms at a pace est sport is being feminized. Hardnosed, grind-it-out warriors, furivaled only by their astheled by desire and the matic no-huddle offense, taste of fresh blood, have churning out football’s This year, more been exchanged for an boldest designs faster of the prima than an eccentric couturithan any other, elevation donna; pampered by reer in Milan. And for as long as Ortwo diametrically cruiting experts, told to of game-changegon has boasted milopposed worlds sit-out ing drives and taught to lions of potential jersey combinations, it has have collided in a major in Park Recreation Management. also warranted the jeers Perhaps there is a deepand mocking of almost spectacle of neon, as many fans nationcamouflage and er reason why Alabama dominates the college wide. But, as with any liquid metal. football landscape, why trend-setters, envy has a Penn State team racked taken root. This year it’s by scandal and deterireadily apparent that the entire country is now chasing the winged orating from within can remain unified and even vie for a spot in the polls. Their goddess’s chariot. Schools like Michigan and Notre Dame, traditional two-tone schemes and simple once unyielding pillars of tradition, have striping may now be considered “unforsaken the ways that won them cham- cool,” but they may also represent the pionships for idiotic separations of gold waning, but undying, spirit of “team.” Football fans should never feel the scaled-helmets and failing attempts at need to be “fashionistas,” and we can neo-throwback jerseys. TCU sports purple frog skin, Georgia only hope the underlying message of this Tech, honey comb, and who knows what trend will terminate before the spirit of kind of cat fight broke out between Mary college football succumbs to a perpetual “blackout.” land’s state flag and their football team.
Golf team poised for great season By Hannah Lobban Staff Writer
Photo by Mike Wixon
Jared Lambert takes a practice swing during tournament play at Creekside Golf Club.
When the golf team at Corban began in 2003, they won one match. For the fall season this year, the Men’s Golf team has won two dual matches, one tournament, and been in the top 10 14 times. What caused the dramatic turn-around? Head Coach Ron Sisler said it’s because of experience, hard work, and a different approach. “We have so many kids that have not played college golf before,” he said. “[We] played a lot of different line-ups to get different kids experience.” “The beginning season is always one for getting used to collegiate golf,” agreed freshman Zach Mode. Near the beginning of the season, the Warriors brought home the Boxer Classic tournament title. The fall season ended in Victoria, Canada with a sixth place team finish. While the NAIA hasn’t released rankings yet, Coach Sisler projects Corban to be in the top 60 nationally as they enter into their spring season. “For all of us, we were struggling with more mental aspects of the game than the fundamentals,” said Mode. “We’re a fairly young team this year, so through the winter we will be working on a fresh mental approach to playing. We all have the ability to play much better than we did.” The spring season will bring more matches, invites, and tournaments. “I am really looking forward to seeing how they improve,” said Coach Sisler.
By Nick Mattox Staff Writer
It’s nearly tip-off time and the start of the college basketball season has Corban’s campus buzzing. The Warriors open their season on Nov. 1 in Palo Alto, Calif., taking on the No. 4 ranked basketball team in the country, Stanford University. Stanford has reached the final four of the NCAA tournament the past five years, but that does not intimidate the Warriors, who have experienced their own measured success over the past few years. After making it to the second round of the NAIA National Tournament, the Warriors are looking to turn heads in the coming 2012-13 season. “We expect the kids to play well,” said assistant coach Rosey Ball. “The girls have worked really hard this off-season and have as good a chance as anyone to knock off Stanford. This experience is only going to make them better for when conference games start.” Corban schedules exhibition games against powerhouse basketball schools every year to prepare for their upcoming season. In the next two years, the Warriors are scheduled to face perennial powerhouses Baylor University and University of Connecticut, both currently ranked No. 1 and No. 2 in the nation, respectively. Corban Fanatics are eager to see the team in action as well. “It’s really exciting to see our small school get to play the No. 4 team in the country,” said freshman fanatic Travis Sherman. One challenge facing the Warriors in their matchup is the size of Stanford. “Anytime you face a Division 1 school, height is always going to be a factor,” said senior captain Emily Tsugawa. “We are looking to compete.” Stanford has eight players that are at least 6 foot 2 inches tall, while the Warriors have only four. The Warriors are no strangers to competing with big schools. Last season, the Warriors played against Gonzaga University, Portland State University, and Oregon State University. Their closest matchup came against University of Idaho. The Warriors lost by three points in the final seconds 7774. “We are looking to make a statement,” said Tsugawa.
12Entertainment Game brings revolutionary justice
Photo courtesy of Ubisoft
By Jeffrey Morse Entertainment Editor George Washington, The Boston Tea Party, Benjamin Franklin, Valley Forge. These are names and places we are all used to seeing in History books. “Assassin’s Creed 3” implements dozens of these real-life people, places and historical events into a virtual world like no other. AC3, the fifth installment in the widely-popular “Assassin’s Creed” series, has
been in development at Ubisoft’s Montreal studio for three years. Xbox 360/PS3 gamers around the nation can get their hands on the game Oct. 30, PC gamers on Nov. 20, and Nintendo’s new Wii U console on Nov. 18. The game is mainly set in Boston, during the events surrounding the American Revolution (1753-1783). The main character of the game is Connor Kenway, a half-Native American, half-English assassin who is deadly with the tomahawk. Although Kenway will fight his way through huge revolutionary battles, the plot’s focus will be on Kenway’s personal battles in the everlasting war between the assassins and Templar Order. Gameplay-wise, the popular free-running elements are enhanced by smooth tree-climbing and the ability to run through interiors of buildings. Kenway can also hunt various animals, such as elk and wolves in the wild, and have the option to
sell pelts similar to “Red Dead Redemption.” The other huge addition to the gameplay is the all-new naval warfare battles. Players get full control of their own ship and crew and have the option to equip it with upgradeable cannons. There are also dozens of new weapons inspired by Kenway’s Native American heritage: the bow and arrow, tomahawk, and the rope dart. Ubisoft is even promising multiple DLC add-ons for diehard fans looking for an additional experience. It already announced the “Tyranny of King George,” which looks to explore an alternate hypothetical timeline where George Washington succumbs to the tempting power of the crown. Overall, AC3 is one of the most anticipated games this holiday gaming season. The entirely new setting, era, and characters in AC3 looks to breathe a breath of much-needed fresh air back into a series that was becoming repetitive.
Are soundtracks worth listening to? By Tori Cole Staff Writer Actors, directors, producers, writers: all of these are roles commonly associated with the movie industry. But one role exists which is often underrated, devalued, or even forgotten entirely. The person with this role narrates without words, using notes and rhythm as the template. The composer many times carries a movie, but his efforts are often forgotten by audiences focused on action and dialogue. For a movie to be fully appreciated, the viewer must engage in all aspects, including music. What does a soundtrack accomplish? “Music brings a movie to life,” said Katharine Hormann. “It helps the mood; it helps you remember a movie.” Jeffrey Morse agreed, adding that “simply through music, you can show characters’ thoughts and evoke a response.”
5 best songs to listen to on a rainy day:
“Into Dust” By Mazzy Star
“Stranger In Moscow” By Michael Jackson
“Blacking Out The Friction” By Death Cab for Cutie
“Night Time” By The xx
“Raindrops” Prelude By Frederic Chopin
A truly excellent soundtrack, while being recognizable and powerful, is also subdued and hidden at times. This has, in many ways, added to its lack of recognition. The subtlety of a delicate melody goes unnoticed by the audience, whose hearts are wrenched by it. Often, a certain song is so strongly linked to a scene that simply hearing it will immediately bring the scene to mind. “If you replay the song, you relive the scene and what’s happening,” Hormann said. “It has to do with the movie, but it has to do with life. It has more of an impact on people than they realize.” The trepidation some people may have with soundtracks is that it is all just classical music. “They think of geeky guys in suits listening to orchestras,” Rob Douglass said. Douglass offers “Pirates of the Caribbean,” composed by Klaus Badlet, as a movie whose soundtrack goes above and beyond what he expected. Hormannn suggests “Lord of the Rings,”
as well as “Black Beauty,” an earlier work of Danny Elfman. Elfman, who is famous for frequently partnering with director Tim Burton, has also produced such famous soundtracks as “Mission: Impossible,” “Men In Black” and “Spider-Man.” The most important aspect of any soundtrack is the theme. This track encompasses the composer’s entire vision for the movie and often becomes synonymous with the movie in many ways. Some of the most famous examples are “Star Wars,” “Indiana Jones,” and “Harry Potter.” These songs are the only experience many have with musical soundtracks. For those who are unsure about the appeal of soundtracks, Douglass recommends putting one on while studying. “There are no lyrics, which distract. It’s really good inspirational music,” he said. So before labeling it as glorified classical music, pick up a soundtrack and listen. Give John Williams, Hans Zimmer, or Danny Elfman a try.
October 30, 2012
Waste of space on cyberspace
Ranty Andy By Andy Tennant Columnist The Facebook status has become the billboard of the digital age. During the recent debates I can’t help but notice the abundance of polarizing Facebook statuses. These statuses range from accusations of Obama’s Marxist tendencies, to complaints about binders used by the walking 90s haircut opposing him. Status updates are quickly replacing the amount of pop-up ads that used to flood the Internet before “adblocker.” Whether it be persuasive statuses about the election or Bible verses sanctifying the Internet, Facebook statuses are sometimes effective, but sometimes a huge waste of my time. My favorite statuses are the ones where Corban men talk about their longing to be fathers--accompanied expertly with pictures of them holding babies. How the Corban women swoon. If the Internet has taught us anything, it’s that we can always project who we want to be and people will buy it. Perhaps these men do want to be fathers, and that’s awesome. But I can’t help detecting the underlying desire to hook a potential mate. My second favorite kind of status is the unnecessary update -- the kind that say, “At Broadway Coffee doing #hw!” When I read these, I say to myself, “Hey, I hope that person has a great study session -- I’m sure they’re doing great, scholarly things that will surely guarantee them a great job in the future. Thanks for the update.” There are updates about parks, Pinterest, boyfriends, girlfriends, girlfriend’s boyfriends, boyfriend’s girlfriends, and cats. The Internet is the future made accessible on an information superhighway. Amid all the political ravings, we can all take a moment and thank Al Gore for giving people the ability to post memes about cats and Ryan Gosling.
October 30, 2012
Meme of the Month
Where’s the originality?
Electric Playground “Like” this meme and more at: “www.Facebook.com/CorbanMemes”
HIMYM: Is it beneficial or permissible? Jenna Harbeck Yearbook Assistant Editor
“And that, kids, is the whole story of how I met your mother.” These are words that hundreds of loyal followers of the hit television show “How I Met Your Mother” are dying to hear. As the sitcom enters its eighth season, many Corban students are itching to know exactly how main character Ted Mosby meets his wife and the mother of his future son and daughter. Set in Manhattan, the sitcom follows the lives of Ted Mosby and his four friends. Mosby’s character (in a voiceover spoken by Bob Saget) is telling his children the events that led to meeting their mother. Of course, along the way, he meets a myriad of other women and explains the details of his friends’ romantic encounters as well. Popular for its inside jokes between characters, eccentric plot lines, and the cliff-hanger storyline, “How I Met Your Mother” has been nominated for seven Emmy Awards (winning six) and recently won the People’s Choice Award for Best TV Network Comedy. Many Corban students have succumbed to the “How I Met Your Mother” hype as well. Tony Roberts first started following the show when it debuted shortly after another successful sitcom, “Friends,” aired its final episode. “‘How I Met Your Mother’ started shortly after ‘Friends’ went off the air,” Roberts said. “Therefore, most of us believe it’s some kind of replacement. It has left us all speechless, wanting more, or sometimes even crying.” Ralph Emerson also enjoys the entertainment the show brings. “What I like about the show is the true heart that you find,” Emerson said. “Yes, at times the storyline can get a bit out of hand, but the center of it is the characters, their search for love, and the relationship they have together.”
Photo courtesy of CBS
(Clockwise from top left) Main characters Ted Mosby, Lily Aldrin, Marshall Eriksen, Barney Stinson and Robin Scherbatsky
The close-knit chemistry the five main characters have together is one of the most appealing aspects of the show. “I love the quirky jokes, yearly traditions, and hilarious banter that the characters have with each other,” Caleb Virtue, another fan, said about the show. “Their interactions are what make the show so relatable and fun to watch.” Emerson also finds the show relatable. “It’s a show about 20-somethings trying to find their place in the world,” he said. “College students can connect.” However, for all its attractive elements, “How I Met Your Mother” does contain a lot of questionable material, such as alcohol abuse and sexual immorality. This brings to the surface a question: should Christians be such big fans and supporters of the show? In today’s media, many aspects could
go against Christian standards; it’s as if believers must limit themselves to “The 700 Club,” “Touched by an Angel,” and Billy Graham’s televised sermons. Where should Christians draw the line? Roberts agrees that “How I Met Your Mother” is not completely wholesome. “I think there are many aspects of the show that Christians shouldn’t emulate,” Roberts said. “But due to the heart of the show, I believe we should watch it and enjoy all of the emotions that we are left with.” Christians have a choice. Paul says in 1 Cor. 10:23, “‘Everything is permissible’--but not everything is beneficial. ‘Everything is permissible’--but not everything is constructive.” “How I Met Your Mother” may not be beneficial, but fans are still holding on tight to find out who that mystery mom is.
By Jeffrey Morse Entertainment Editor “Call of Duty Black Ops II,” “Just Dance 4” and “FIFA Soccer 13.” All these current top-selling games have one thing in common: we saw their prequels in stores last year. The blockbuster games that were once unique franchises, are becoming stale, and who’s to blame -- the developers or the industry? Ever since the iPhone was released five year ago, mobile games have invaded the world just like Bieber has invaded every female’s iPod. And it has changed gaming. “Angry Birds,” a game that is a simple rehash of “Crush the Castle,” a decade-old Internet flash game, has been played more than almost any other video game. Our culture today wants that instant entertainment: something to do while waiting in line for Mongolian Wednesday at Aramark, sitting on the toilet, or during boring family dinners with your grandma’s sister’s nephew. Since casual games are becoming more popular, the big-name game developers are in turn afraid to take risks. Ever since the release of the original COD Modern Warfare game in 2007, they have been cranking out yearly sequels using the exact same engine. Even the highly-esteemed Halo series is falling victim to the yearly sequel model, as Microsoft has already registered domain names for Halo 5-9. As a result, the game market is being flooded with unnecessary sequels and clones, which are killing the industry. Some developers are to blame. Electronic Arts (recently crowned the worst company in the world by “The Consumerist”) bought small developers and has exclusive licenses to make games. They have a contract that allows them to be the only developer that can use actual NFL teams and players in their games. As a result, there is no competition for the Madden games, allowing the developer to lazily publish the same game every year with little change other than the cover athlete. Before you buy the next “Angry Birds” or COD game, maybe consider whether it is worth supporting the developers that are killing the industry. As for me, I’m going back to playing “Sonic Adventure 2,” even if it was originally released over a decade ago. It was developed with the gamer in mind, not the money.
October 30, 2012
Why I’m voting Democrat
By Mary Boyd Guest Columnist This coming election will ask a basic question of voters: how big do I want my federal government? The Democratic party and President Barack Obama advocate a larger, more hands-on government in several key issues that will not only benefit students, but the nation as a whole. A critical issue in this election is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. This legislation has been upheld as constitutional; however, if elected, presidential candidate Mitt Romney proposes to repeal it. Of the many things Obamacare offers, it protects patients from being denied coverage for preexisting conditions. It also sets standards in coverage to help protect insurance providers from lawsuits. Significant to college students, Obamacare extends coverage under a parent’s plan until
age 26, insuring a demographic of high school, college and graduate students, as well as young adults. This will aid young adults in establishing careers and independence, as they will not be left without coverage at a crucial stage in life. This is protection we can all benefit from. Both Republicans and Democrats agree that reforming and strengthening the K-12 and postsecondary education systems will move the country forward socially and economically. President Obama encourages the strengthening of the public school system. He has pushed education reform to the forefront of state affairs through the federal initiative “Race to the Top.” While controversial, Obama claims Race to the Top has influenced 46 states to raise their educational standards. However, Obama has also acknowledged that education is not a one-size-fits-all system, allowing flexibility for states to create plans to move the system forward. As college students, we understand the difficulty in paying for postsecondary tuition and loans. Obama has capped repayment of student federal loans at a reasonable level, and has set a goal to stop tuition growth at state universities. This will ensure that the postsecondary education a student desires is not limited by a student’s income, but how hard he or she works. Education is a fundamental need of all students. Better education not only enhances the lives of those receiving it, but also the country as a whole. Greater influence of the federal government in
an area as crucial as this could ensure that every person, regardless of income or location, has access to the best possible education. Romney has proposed cutting any national funding to Planned Parenthood to reduce the deficit. This proposal also correlates with Romney’s pro-life stance on abortion. Obama has fought to keep Planned Parenthood funded. In accordance to national laws, this federal funding does not go to abortion, except in emergency situations. This funding goes to services such as breast and cervical cancer screenings, preventative birth control, and STD and HIV testing, which according to Planned Parenthoods official records makes up 97 percent of their provided services. Cutting the funds would limit millions of women’s access to preventative birth control methods. Perhaps the most effective means to promote the protection of life and limit the frequency of abortion is to ensure safe, affordable, and accessible family planning is available to all women. Limiting its availably is contrary to simultaneously hoping unplanned pregnancies will be reduced. My urging for you this election is that you don’t vote for Mitt Romney solely because that is how a conservative Christian is expected to vote, nor vote for Barack Obama because that’s how a young college student in Oregon should vote. Make your decision based upon the facts. This November, be an educated voter; weigh the options, think critically, and vote accordingly.
Political Briefs Romney, Obama in dead heat According to a poll released by the Pew Research Center on Monday, President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney are tied at 47 percent among likely voters. That’s a big change since last March when the Huffington Post reported 60 percent of voters believed President Obama would win reelection.
Casino plans fold Advocates of Measure 82/ 83 have ceased to support their campaign, recognizing the bills have not generated enough support from voters, reported the Oregonian. The bills would make the construction of Oregon’s first non-tribe affiliated Casino possible. The primary opponent of the bill, The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, (which operates Spirit Mountain Casino) believes the new casino would cut too far into their profit margins.
Searching for facts in political madness
By Elijah Olson Guest Columnist “OBAMA IS A SOCIALIST!” “ROMNEY WILL KILL YOUR GRANDMOTHER!” “THE UNITED NATIONS IS SECRETLY MANIPULATING THE WORLD!” In the world of politics, accu-
sations are thrown around like hot potatoes. President Obama has been accused of everything from being a Muslim to a Kenyan, and Romney has been accused of being a murderer. This practice of making outlandish claims about politicians is hardly a new idea. But in this postmodern world, where all truth is relative and based on personal experience, it seems as if these narratives are not all that crazy. People are just interpreting the truth based on their own experiences and presuppositions. Yet, an anomaly in this postmodern world of relative truth remains: the factcheck. Fact-checking websites abound. In fact, news outlets are almost obliged to fact-check everything from debates to speeches to campaign ads. During the last presidential debate, even the moderator (Candy Crowley of CNN) attempted to fact-check during the debate (her fact check was wrong, but that is another story). There is politifact.com with their “trutho-meter” and factcheck.org. There is The Washington Post’s “Pinocchio” truth rat-
ing system and The Seattle Times’ “Truth Needle.” Even the Obama campaign has its own “Truth Team” and the Romney campaign has “Romney Response.” Each of these groups claim to report “just the facts.” A prime example of the fact-check phenomenon can be found in the Obama and Romney bout over tax policy. Mitt Romney’s plan in particular has come under fire. Romney says that his plan is to lower tax rates for everyone by 20 percent and eliminate many deductions and loopholes. Obama says Romney’s plan is a tax cut for the wealthy and will cause middle-class taxes to go up. Obama also claims Romney’s tax plan will cost $5 trillion. Obama is technically right in saying it will cost $5 trillion, if one ignores eliminating loopholes. Obama is correct to say it is a tax cut for the wealthy, but ignores that it is a tax cut for everyone. Romney, of course, does not misrepresent what his plan is, but muddies the water by not stating which loopholes he wants to keep. Fact-checkers analyze these claims and come to different conclusions. Often, they
focus on one particular claim and nit-pick. But how can fact-checkers say what the facts are and come to different conclusions? Ah, the paradox! You see, even the fact-checkers fit into the postmodern world just fine. They each come with their own presuppositions, their own principles. It is nearly impossible to report “just the facts.” So the question remains: how do we the find truth in political madness? It takes work. It takes research. Look to original sources; see the presuppositions. If several reputable sources agree, chances are they are correct. If they disagree, it will take even more work to find the truth. Find sources you trust, but still view them with a critical eye. As a conservative, I tend to trust more conservative sources over liberal ones, but I still examine them carefully. You may think this is depressing, and it is not worth the effort to find truth. But take heart! Truth is out there! For more insights into political madness, follow Olson on Twitter @OlsonElijah.
October 30, 2012
Islam: what you should know
By Vinny Sepe Staff Writer
Today, Islam is one of the largest religions in the world, thanks to millions of steadfast followers of the teachings of the Quran. Few doctrines have the capacity to inspire such fanatical devotion. Yet what do these legions of dedicated adherents even believe in? More importantly, how can Christians work to evangelize Muslims? Similar to Judaism, Muslims believe in a works-based salvation. “They don’t perceive the problem of sin; to attain the favor of Allah, they have to keep the rules, the five pillars of Islam,” said Bible professor Daniel Garland. These five pillars are the Islamic creed, articulating daily prayers, giving to the poor, fasting for the month of Ramadan, and making a pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia. One might wonder where Jesus fits into this. Muslims acknowledge Jesus, Moses, and Abraham as important prophets in their holy text, the Quran, explained theology Professor Greg Trull. However, Muslims do not recognize Christ as the son of God, but instead as a prophet inferior to Muhammad, the true enlightened one. According to Trull, “Muhammad was originally a warrior who began to claim a series of divine revelations.” By reapplying Old Testament truths, these revelations create the image of Allah, an unequivocally singular God who is all knowing and all powerful. One danger Christians face is the assumption that Allah is just a different interpretation of Yahweh. Conceptually, the two are dissimilar. Christians perceive Yahweh as a God of love, grace, and forgiveness, existing in three parts simulta-
By Steffan Bard Columnist
Photo by Jake Bowdoin
Fouad Masri teaches Corban students and staff about witnessing to Muslims on Oct. 11. Masri is the founder of the Crescent Project, an organization intent on sharing Christ’s love with Muslims.
neously. While Allah is not completely harsh as some critics have asserted, it is widely accepted that Allah is a “God of retribution that demands people do things to receive restitution,” said Garland. So for the “1.5 billion Muslims who haven’t heard the gospel,” explained Fouad Masri in a lecture at Corban on Oct. 11, the idea of a merciful God who promises redemption is appealing. Masri is the founder of the Crescent Project, an organization that prepares Christians in America to witness to Muslims globally and locally.
“Our problem today is that they don’t hear it,” said Masri, referring to the gospel message of love and grace. Professor Garland added, “The main thing to emphasize is the love of God who gave His son to die.” Focusing on Christ’s love may seem too simple as far as evangelizing goes. Yet, for a person who believes in a heavy-handed deity and committing a series of rituals in hopes of achieving salvation, the “Good News” of Christianity may just be alluring in and of itself.
New discovery claims Jesus Christ had a wife By Katrina Aman Staff Writer Jesus Christ: Perfect. Holy. Righteous. But married? Harvard Divinity School professor Karen L. King announced the discovery of an “apparently authentic” 4th-century fragment of papyrus revealing the belief of early Christians that Jesus was married. The new piece of Coptic text includes the phrase, “Jesus said to them, ‘my wife.’” Naturally, this discovery rapidly made headlines. Soon after the announcement to the American press, however, scholars rebutted, claiming the papyrus was fake for a number of reasons. There was no companion evidence, the papyrus edges were cleancut and language experts found the text does not fit grammatically into any larger text. A debate such as this is nothing new to the Christian faith. For years, many have believed Jesus to have had a relationship with Mary Magdalene, who is mentioned prominently in the New Testament. Francis Watson, a New Testament scholar at Durham University, dismissed the text as fabricated, arguing that the
fragment is a patchwork of words. “Skepticism is exactly the right attitude,” Watson wrote in a paper posted online. Corban professor Gary Derickson was also quick to dismiss the claim. “My first thoughts when the news came out was that it would be like the socalled tomb of Jesus’ family,” he said. “It would prove to be false. So, I was not worried. My faith was unaffected.” Derickson referred to the 2007 incident in which a chest built to contain human remains was discovered in the tomb in Jerusalem. This supposed tomb of Jesus was later proved to be false. Both Derickson and Professor Greg Trull believe skepticism is the best response in order not to be shaken by false evidence. “We have to put [these discoveries] in perspective,” Trull said. The evidence for the newly suggested discoveries are from only a few--if more than one—manuscripts. They are often short, lacking context and missing sections, while the total supporting New Testament manuscript base is over 24,000 originals and all flows together. Trull believes it’s extremely import-
ant to access the relationship between newly found information and Scripture. “Christians should be slow to react to so-called ‘discoveries’ until they can learn more,” Derickson said. “When a ‘discovery’ is made that the press or scientific/scholarly community says disproves the Bible, we need to ‘not be shaken’ (to quote Paul). Paul called [the Bible] ‘God-breathed,’ which literally means that it was exhaled from God.” Derickson believes the original text of the Bible should be viewed as the very words of God in written form. “God is the God of truth,” Derickson said. “Thus, what He inspired to be written is truth, even if our scientists, historians, philosophers or the press say otherwise.” Trull is not surprised by the newly claimed evidence. “The Bible writes all about false teachers,” he said. “People tried to disprove Jesus in history just as there are people who try today.” King affirms that the final judgment on her discovery is to be reliant on “further examination by colleagues and further testing, especially of the chemical composition of the ink.”
I wish the Christian culture was more honest. Even though we’ve been “set free,” it seems like Christians don masks more often than non-Christians. We actually tend to feel more pressure as followers of Jesus to appear a certain way to the public and even to each other. A friend’s Facebook status read, “God is enough. God is enough. God is enough.” as if repeating this like a Buddhist mantra was going to make it feel true. I felt sad for him. Similarly, people often say, “God is good all the time.” And I’ve often quietly wondered to myself, “Why not just be honest and admit God only seems good some of the time?” Uncomfortable with suffering and grief, too often we try to build a case to show why people’s feelings are invalid in light of Scripture instead of showing them the compassion they need. We usually quote some Jeremiah 29:11-ish verse to them and feel like we’ve done our Christian duty when we’re really just making things worse. What could we do instead? We could try listening and empathizing for starters (e.g. John 11:35 “Jesus wept”). We accept people who are suffering if they say all the right things like, “Life is hard, but God is good. Romans 8:28 for life, brah!” We struggle with those who say, “Life is hard and it seems like God has forsaken me.” Why don’t they just get over themselves and realize God is in control? The sad truth is that we prefer piety, even false piety, over honesty. Somewhere in the process of deepening our theology I think we’ve sacrificed honesty on the altar of fearing “theological errors.” This, in turn, actually estranges those who need the gospel most. How ironic, considering the motivation behind suffocating our honesty is to “bring greater glory to God” by giving the appearance that the whole “Christian thing” is “working out” for us. Honestly, I think Jesus is more like a tourniquet to a severed limb than the fixeverything-in-my-life type of guy we tend to make him out to be. Furthermore, maybe God would rather have us admit it when we can’t see His goodness or sufficiency than squirm under guilt trying to cover it up and deny it. He’s big enough for that.
October 30, 2012
Cowboy meets Jedi
Put them riding boots on and that Light Saber in the holster... Itâ€™s Barn party time
Photos by Jessica Baughman, Jacob Bowdoin and Jessica Bruggeman
Left Top: (Left) Janae Greib, Ning Hsu and David Patterson participate in the turkey race. Left Middle: Dane Walker, Kyler Delamarter and Marshall Arndt embrace their inner cowboy. Left Bottom: (Left) Joseph Craft and Lexi Metzel swing dance. Right Top: Brandon Hubbard rides the mechanical bull. Right Bottom: (Left) Matt Lebien, Seth Cory, Bryce Peterson and Cameron Osborn take on the pie-eating contest. The annual barn party was held Oct. 20 at the Oregon State Fairgrounds.
The October 2012 issue of Corban University's newspaper