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MARCH 28, 2013

VOLUME 67, ISSUE 10

Lady Flames Score as Runner Up in NAIA Championship pg. 21

Skywalker Sound Engineer to Join Faculty

pg. 2

Meet Your New Best Friend

pg. 13

Lee Day Schedule and Campus Map

pg. 24

C L A R I O N L E E

U N I V E R S I T Y ’ S

S T U D E N T - R U N

N E W S P A P E R

By Jessilyn Justice, Editor-in-Chief

Thirteen months. Thirteen months away from his new bride, family, friends and the country he called home. Thirteen months to redefine his perspective of Americans, civil responsibility and what it means to truly be blessed. From March 2011 to May 2012, senior Josh Wical was deployed to Afghanistan. “The military changes your view on what normal life really is,” Wical said. “The amount of discipline and the amount of regiment and self respect and all that goes hand-in-hand. When you come out of boot camp and AIT, you can’t go back to the way you were.” Wical enlisted in February 2009 after watching a friend’s sister graduate from basic training. Initially, his friend said he would join, too, but when the time came to sign, it was only Wical’s name on the dotted line. He marches with the 49th Civil Affairs Battalion of the Army Reserves, and the time he spent overseas has altered his perspective on normal American life. “We are arrogant. We are

blessed. We are very fortunate. We are,” he paused, looking for the right word. “Narcissistic, maybe. There’s a desire to reach out but not get dirty. I think with the military you are almost forced into that role. ... I think being in a war zone gives you that much more of an insight to the world’s problems.” As a member of the civil affairs unit, Wical went into villages and towns to build wells, university dormitories and interact with the community. Now stateside, Wical said that the students have been supportive of his role in the military. “Students have been very receptive and supportive, and I haven’t had any negative experiences there,” he said. “More males than females, when they find out I’m in the military, they’re like, ‘Oh, cool. What have you done?’ You’ll get the occasional, ‘Have you killed anybody?’ and that’s a little annoying sometimes.” Wical is one of 108 soldier students present on Lee’s campus. continued on page 12

Pictured: Josh Wical. Lee Clarion Photos by Shane Tretheway

Publication Design

The task of page layout is a balancing act between finding the right layout, colors, typography and photos that will make a publication eye-poppin’ good. (Above) Lee Clarion cover story design.

18 - JASON MOORE PORTFOLIO

(Right) Tri-fold Lee University Athletic Brochures.

Jason Moore - Graphic Artist  
Jason Moore - Graphic Artist  

www.jasonmooreportfolio.com

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