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Volume 59.15

February 15, 2013 First Copy Free, Addt. Copies $.50

Lyndon State College

Refund Checks:

Valentine's at the Dining Hall

It's my money, and I want it now! Critic Staff demystifies the refund check process Critic Staff Reports Every semester many students wait anxiously for their refund checks to arrive. Haley Masure, human services senior, finds the wait frustrating. “I get my refund check every semester and I think it takes too long to get through the LSC mail, especially since I’m not up [on campus] all of the time. It’s a pain to keep checking my mailbox just to find it empty.” Roger Williams, ski resort management senior, agrees. “I think the process is never explained and when you ask questions about the check, student services just gives you the run-around. I also think it takes way too long to get your check,” said Williams. Myles Trudeau, criminal justice junior, disagrees with Williams and Masure. “I don’t believe they take too long to be distributed, although I do see how it could seem like a long period of time if it were a matter of paying bills,” said Trudeau. Trudeau will not be receiving a check this semester, though he has in the past.

“It’s a complicated process, there’s no doubt about it,”

-Sheilah Ladd, Controller

Sheilah Ladd, controller in the Lyndon State College Financial Aid office, explains that the office begins paying off student accounts on February 8 after the add/drop period for classes ends. This ensures that credits are sorted so nothing will need to be added or subtracted to a student’s bill. The first disbursement date is selected according to federal regulations, so there is nothing that LSC can do individually about this release date. The faculty must manually enter in refund information for each

See "Refund" page 3

Photo by Bryan Barber

Mike Fisher, electronic journalism arts major, and Tiana Thompson, music business and industry major, enjoy a candle-lit dinner in the Stevens Dining Hall Valentine's Day. Campus bands Suncooked and Red Tin Box both performed sets.

"Take a Seat" Program to Raise Money for Alexander Twilight Theatre Hannah Frigon Critic Staff The Alumni Committee has come up with the idea to do a fundraiser called “Take a Seat Program.” The program contacts all alumni, first through social networking and now through the Alumni publication. Alumni of Lyndon State College will be asked to donate $100-$750 to purchase a plaque with their name on it or a dedication that will be placed on the back of the theater seats in the Alexander Twilight Theatre. “It’s only logical. People like to have their names on things,” said Hannah Manley, class of ‘97 and Director of Alumni Relations and Development. The seat will belong to the donor for about five to seven years, which is when the Alumni Council assumes they will then need to replace the seats. The project is in its second phase, the goal is to raise $40,000 “by the end of the calendar year,” said Manley, which is “the phase that the Alumni Council can champion.” This money will go towards new dimmers to control the lighting and architectural control systems in the theatre. “The LSC community and the people of the

Photo by Bryan Barber

An empty seat waiting for a nameplate.

North East Kingdom deserve this performing space to be first rate. As an alumni it is my hope that it is made a priority by the new administration,” said George Babcock, class of ’79. Hopefully, with success of this program, the Alumni can move onto phase three, which does not have a predicted coast yet. That money would go to air condition-

ing for the dimmer, new curtains, new projector, smart systems, and the big process of fixing wing left and wing right. So far they have raised $4,600. “That is over a tenth of the way there,” said Manley. “There have been nineteen gifts and ten donors so far.” The Alumni counsel, the committee in charge of the program, is a group of volunteers of about twenty-five people. “They are graduates who want to give back to the college, and traditionally it has always been done through committee work. This, in all our opinions, wasn’t very exciting. The committee wanted to function differently, and put all of their effort into one project. We as a college want their work to be successful, and fully supported a change,” said Manley. According to Manley, The Alexander Twilight Theater is “the heart of this campus.” Whether you are taking part in freshman orientation, a graduation ceremony, or someone in between, you are in the theater at one time or another. Other events like movie nights, music shows, Mr. Lyndon, and theater plays take place there and are enjoyed not only by the students, but the Lyndon community as well.


OPINION

February 15, 2013 Staff Information Editor-in-Chief Samantha VanSchoick Managing Editor Morgan Forester Sports Editor Corey Wells Entertainment Editor Molly Anderson Photo Editor Bryan Barber Copy Editor Peter Nute Twitter Editor Greg Besso @lyndoncritic Letters to the Editor The Critic welcomes letters and opinions. All letters must include the author’s phone number and address. The Critic will not publish letters until we have confirmed the authorship of the letter. Anonymous letters will not be published. The Critic reserves the right to edit comments. The deadline for letters is 6 p.m. the Tuesday before publication. Please send your letters to: critic@lyndonstate.edu or The Critic LSC Box #7951 Lyndonville, VT 05851 Advertising Policy Advertising materials must be submitted by 5 p.m. on the Monday before publication. Ads must be in PDF format and should be emailed to: Morgan.Forester@lyndonstate.edu Coverage Requests Please submit requests for coverage to the editor at: Samantha.VanSchoick@lyndonstate.edu Office/Contact Information The Critic office is located in Vail 203A Find The Critic online at: lyndonstatecritic.com Lyndon State College and the Vermont State College System are not responsible for the content of this publication.

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NEWS

February 15, 2013

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Happy Retirement Library to Host Annual Spoken Word Event Honoring African American Leaders Wesley Hatch Critic Staff

ore, Naomi Long Madgett, Joann Christian Mants, Nikki Giovanni, Alice Moore

In celebration of Black History Month,

Dunbar, and Martin Espada will be read by

Samuel Read Hall Library will be host to

members of the Lyndon Community.

the annual Spoken Word Event on Monday, February 18 from 12:30 p.m.-1:30p.m. Community members will join togeth-

Students and faculty and staff are invited to attend this important event. Although the list of speakers has been prearranged, if

er to honor the words and ideas written by

there is time left over it is possible for other

notable African Americans. Selections from

community members to bring selections to

the works of Robert Hayden, Larry Wilm-

read on the day.

Photos by Bryan Barber

Assistant Academic Dean Debra Hale is retiring from Lyndon State. The college held a retirement party in her honor Tuesday, February 12.

Lyndon Model UN Club Heads to Harvard Continued from page 1:

Refunds .... individual student. These accounts are

you receive my loan money, how quickly do

taken care of in alphabetical order due to

you give my money back to me?’ they must

the school’s computer system. Once all re-

realize that the process actually works the

ports have been entered, Ladd then reviews

opposite way,” said Ladd.

each account, and the reports are sent to the Photo by Bryan Barber

Model UN club members (from left to right): Marc Brunco, Justin Pepe, Na Zhan, Ryan Rutledge, Yolanda Liang, and Abdul/Rahim Hussein.

Samantha VanSchoick Editor-in-Chief The Lyndon State College Model United Nations club has left the building. Model UN members took the train down to Boston, Mass. Thursday morning to attend the 2013 Harvard National Model United Nations conference (HNMUN). The conference is a three-day event where participants role-play as representatives from their designated country during simulated sessions debating and deliberating about world issues. “So we act as if we are real United Nation members,” explained club president Justin Pepe. “You have your delegations and several committee meetings over the course of three days. Your committees represent different areas, for instance the preemptive war committee.” Over 3,000 students from all over the world attend the HNMUN. Teams are designated countries based on how many people they are bringing to the conference. Before the conference meets, Model UN

members submit a list of 10 countries they would like to represent. This year, LSC Model UN has been assigned Bhutan and Somalia. Both were countries in their top 10. Na Zhan, elementary education major, brought the club to LSC last year. “I was a member of model UN when I was in China at a chinese college,” said Zhan. “Model UN is a concept that was created by Americans, so I said … it would be very nice if I can introduce Model UN back to the United States and bring it to Lyndon.” Zhan enjoys the club for several reasons. “Everybody can talk about some topics that we normally do not have somebody to talk about with,” Zhan said. “We have an interest in international affairs.” Next year the Model UN club hopes to start a “talk series” as a way to fundraise. The club has already had success with bake sales.

If a student has “not crossed their T’s

Chancellor’s office in Montpelier where the

and dotted their I’s” in regards to getting

official disbursing action takes place.

their financial aid distributed, delays in

In Montpelier, the checks are reviewed,

the refund check process can occur. Ladd

printed, and cut. This process is only done

suggests that there are a few methods stu-

on Wednesdays, which delays the process

dents can use as an attempt to expedite this

even further since it only happens weekly.

process. One of these is the “e-refund.”

Checks are sent by mail to the school

The e-refund is the first step a student

and manually enveloped and put into small

can take towards getting their check sooner.

boxes. As Sheilah states, “it’s a complicated

Ladd says that this is a strongly suggested

process, there’s no doubt about it.”

method of payment because it eliminates

The procedure varies for each individu-

several steps of the regular process, and also

al. Loans must be processed through many

because it conveniently allows the refund to

different companies. Some financial-aid

be directly deposited into students’ checking

programs based in Massachusetts have been

accounts.

known to disburse quite late, and often

Ladd wants students to know that if

these students will receive their financial aid

they are “in a pickle,” they can talk with

later then others.

Dean of Student Affairs, Jonathan Davis,

“We are not able to give a specific date of when you will receive a refund because aid posts at different times for different students, and this is how a refund is determined,” explained LSC Staff Accountant Kirsten Simpson in an email. Contrary to popular belief, the school gives money back to the students “way before [LSC] receives the money” from loan companies. “So when students ask, ‘Once

and he can call landlords to verify that the money is coming, but it just isn’t here yet. Faculty completely understands that the students want their money and they are doing what they can to get everything squared away. Students with further questions about this process can stop by the Student Services office, or consult the LSC website.


SPORTS Baseball Team Hosts Dinner & Dance

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February 15, 2013

Money Raised Goes Toward Florida Trip

Molly Anderson Entertainment Editor This Saturday, February 16th, the Lyndon State College baseball team will be holding a dinner & dance fundraiser. The money from this event will go towards the team’s Spring Training trip down to Florida. The team hasn’t travelled down south to practice in several years, and as Head Coach Ed Polland says, “this institution hasn’t done this in a long time, and that’s something we’ve worked awfully hard to do.” The team hopes to raise enough money to support this big expense. This is Polland’s second year here as a coach at LSC, but the team has held this fundraiser in previous years. It always seems to be a successful way to raise money

Dressed to impress at last year’s dinner/dance. From left to right: Heidi Fleury, Shane Fleury, Zach Nelson, Patrick Hilton, Bo Mustafic.

for the team whether it supports a Spring

enter and win an array of prizes in a raffle,

anything from LSC baseball apparel to a

sounding very excited about the upcoming

Training trip or new equipment for the

as well as a night filled with dancing and

twelve hundred dollar prize. There’s some-

event.

team.

delight.

thing for everyone!

Courtesy of Patrick Hilton

Support the baseball team and their Tickets to the dinner & dance are on

Polland says that there will be a DJ

On top of the numerous prizes given

opportunity to practice down in Florida for

sale right up until the doors open. They can

present, as well as several opportunities to

away, the dinner will also have MC Corey

a few days by talking to any of the baseball

be purchased through any of the baseball

win prizes. They sell one hundred tickets

Matthews playing music and amusing the

players or coaches about purchasing tickets.

players or coaches. Tickets cost $100 and

total, and about every four or five tickets

crowd, “so I’m sure we’re going to get some

They are going fast, and you don’t want to

include dinner for two, and a chance to

gets some sort of reward. People can win

good entertainment!” Polland remarks,

miss out on this enjoyable experience!

A Man Among Boys King James on a Historic Tear Dustin Naiss Critic Columnist The last six games of LeBron James season have been the most impressive of his highly acclaimed career. James has taken 92 shots from the field and has made 66 of them, a

efficiency. Combining his efficiency with his

19-4

Castleton

15-1

22-1

New England College

11-5

16-7

10-7

10-13

11-12

U-Maine Farmington

9-8

13-10

Maine Maritime

9-7

12-11

Johnson St.

6-10

8-15

Husson

7-9

7-15

court. Standing at 6’8” and weighing in at

Green Mountain

3-13

4-18

Lyndon St.

5-11

7-16

250 pounds, his all around game coupled

Maine Maritime

3-13

4-18

Thomas

5-12

6-16

with his beastly size makes him the most

New England College

2-14

2-21

Johnson St.

2-14

5-18

Green Mountain 1-15

3-18

dangerous player in the game, hands down. The case can be made that LeBron isn’t

that efficiently from the free throw line,

Kobe Bryant and Carmelo Anthony are

never mind while being defended.

considered to be more natural scores, but

compiled 6.5 assists and 6.5 rebounds per game. These numbers aren’t far away from his season average of 27 PPG, 7.0 APG, 8.1 RPG and a shooting percentage of 58%. His shooting percentage over the last six

there’s no denying James’ dominance on the

unique player in the game. Not only can he handle the ball and pass it better then the point guard, he also rebounds better then the opposing team’s big men. If James can even come close to main-

games is somewhere up in the stratosphere,

taining this type of efficient basketball, he

so high in fact that no player in the history

will run away with his fourth MVP award,

of the NBA has ever shot a higher percent-

and in the process lead the Heat back to the

age over a six game span. It’s extremely rare

NBA finals.

Record

14-3

19-5

Husson

12-4

15-8

Castleton

11-5

13-10

Colby-Sawyer

11-5

11-12

Lyndon St.

10-6

Thomas

Overall Record

unselfish style of play makes for the most

Record U-Maine Farmington

NAC 16-0

was thought of. Players like Kevin Durant,

over the last six games, James has also

Overall

Record

ber of NBA players can’t manage to shoot

On top of his 31 point per game average

NAC

Women’s Basketball Colby-Sawyer

the purest scorer in the game like he once

around play during this impressive streak.

Men’s Basketball

to see a player of his caliber shoot with such

shooting percentage of 72%. A good num-

Not to go unmentioned is his all-

What’s the Buzz?

Results from the past week: Friday 2/8 L 78-53 to U-Maine Farmington Sunday 2/10 W 86-73 over Thomas Tuesday 2/12 W 90-70 over Green Mountain This week’s matches: Friday 2/15 vs. Maine Maritime 5:30 P.M. Saturday 2/16 vs. Husson 1:00 P.M.

Results from the past week: Friday 2/8 L 60-37 to U-Maine Farmington Sunday 2/10 W 70-64 over Thomas Tuesday 2/12 W 66-37 over Green Mountain This week’s matches: Friday 2/15 vs. Maine Maritime 7:30 P.M. Saturday 2/16 vs. Husson 3:00 P.M.


SPORTS

February 15, 2013

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2013 Men’s Tennis Roster and Schedule

Left: Charles Legge. Right: Dan Weiner.

Name

Class

Michael Howard

Senior

Tyler Schofield

Senior

Daniel Weiner

Junior

Charles Legge

Junior

John John Corey

Sophomore

Michael Desmond Tyler Hall

Photos by Bryan Barber

Sophomore Freshman

Date

Opponent

Time

Home/Away

3/9

Castleton

1:00 P.M.

Away

3/20

Norwich

4:00 P.M.

Away

3/23

Thomas

4:00 P.M.

Away (NAC)

3/24

Southern Maine

10:00 A.M.

Away

3/30

Johnson St.

1:00 P.M.

Away (NAC)

4/3

Colby-Sawyer

3:00 P.M.

Home (NAC)

4/6

Green Mountain

1:00 P.M.

Away

4/8

Norwich

3:30 P.M.

Home

4/13

Castleton

1:00 P.M.

Home (NAC)

4/14

Green Mountain

1:00 P.M.

Home (NAC)

4/17

Johnson St.

3:30 P.M.

Home

4/20

Thomas

1:00 P.M.

Home (NAC)

4/24

MCLA

3:30 P.M.

Away

2013 Baseball Roster and Schedule Date

Opponent

Time

Home/Away

Name

Position

Class

2/25

Milwaukee Engr

1:00 P.M.

Home (Auburndale, FL)

Mason Brewer

P

Sophomore

2/26

Alma

12:00/2:00 P.M.

Away (Auburndale, FL)

Michael Cartularo

OF

Jumior

2/27

Capital

12:00 P.M.

Away (Winter Haven, FL)

Garrett Dodge

OF

Sophomore

Isaac Earle

P/IF

Senior

3/1

Hanover

10:00 A.M./12:00 P.M.

Home (Winter Haven, FL)

Brandon Flood

P/IF

Sohpomore

3/16

Mass. Maritime

1:00/3:30 P.M.

Away

Alexander Forbes

P

Freshman

3/26

Plattsburgh St.

2:00/4:30 P.M.

Away

Nick Gale

IF/C

Sophomore

3/29

New England College

1:00/3:00 P.M.

Home (NAC)

Alex Gauthier

IF/OF

Sophomore

Zach Hatin

P

Freshman

3/30

New England College

12:00/2:00 P.M.

Home (NAC)

Patrick Hilton

P/IF

Senior

4/2

U-Maine Farmington

2:00/4:00 P.M.

Home (NAC)

Shane LaCroix

OF

Freshman

4/4

Colby-Sawyer

2:00/4:00 P.M.

Away (NAC)

Sam Mathews

P/IF

Junior

Ian Murdock

IF

Sophomore

4/6

Thomas

2:00/4:00 P.M.

Away (NAC)

Dylan Newton

OF

Junior

4/7

Thomas

12:00/2:00 P.M.

Away (NAC)

Tyler Pelletier

IF

Junior

4/9

Norwich

3:00 P.M.

Home

Christopher Poirer

P

Freshman

Michael Raimondi

P

Freshman

4/11

Colby-Sawyer

2:00/4:00 P.M.

Away (NAC)

Quinn Rambo

C/P/OF

Junior

4/14

Plymouth St.

12:00/2:00 P.M.

Away

Devon Rollins

P/IF

Freshman

4/16

Castleton

2:00/4:00 P.M.

Away (NAC)

Ian Sackett

P/OF

Sophomore

4/18

U-Maine Farmington

1:00/3:00 P.M.

Away (NAC)

Jeremy Schichtle

P

Senior

4/20

Husson

2:00/4:00 P.M.

Home (NAC)

Richie Sweetmen

IF

Freshman

4/21

Husson

12:00/2:00 P.M.

Home (NAC)

Richard Trucott

P/IF

Freshman

Robert Trucott

C

Senior

4/27

Castleton

1:00/3:00 P.M.

Home (NAC)

Brady Weigel

IF

Sophomore


February 15, 2013

ENTERTAINMENT

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weet of the Week! By @jfinnegan10

“Just heard a kid yelling in excitement about his countdown to The Packer. #whenyouknowyouhaveaproblem @LSCProblems”

Valentine’s Vocab

If you want to Ask Gemma a question, email her at gemma_davis73@yahoo.com Dear Gemma, I’ve noticed a big change in my life between last semester and this semester. Lots of my friends have transferred schools, not only leaving me lonely, but unable to transition. I occasionally attend parties to try and meet new people, but I mostly just go out because drinking relieves my anxiety. I heard a rumor at a party that if you mix antidepressant Zoloft with alcohol, it can make you more calm and relaxed. I think combining these two stress-relieving substances sounds like a great idea to heal my tension. Do you think I should give this mixture a try? Sincerely, Alcohol Mixer Dear Alcohol Mixer, Whenever you are having mixed emotions it is not the best decision to get alcohol involved. You should not drink alcohol to feel happy, you should do it only as a social experience. More often than not, being drunk causes people with internal problems to become even more of an emotional wreck. Alcohol is a depressant, so people who feel depressed should not consume it! If you are feeling overwhelmed with your academics, I would suggest setting up an appointment with your advisor to

figure out how to eliminate any stress being caused by school. If it is your social life that is bothering you, then you can visit The Brown House on-campus for any counseling help you might need. In my opinion, you are mentally and physically exhausted by more than just one aspect of your life, so you should try your best to take things easy. This will help a lot with your stress levels. As for the Zoloft, absolutely do not mix these two things together. If you speak with a counselor or psychiatrist and they prescribe you to be on any sort of antidepressant, then you must drink alcohol very sparingly. Binge drinking as college kids typically do will potentially lead you to several dangerous side effects. Here are some of the things that could happen when mixing Zoloft with alcohol: • Getting very drunk off a small amount of alcohol • Blackouts/memory loss • High blood pressure • Dizziness • Intense mood swings

I hope these symptoms accentuate the seriousness of this situation. It is very important that you stay away from this because there are many people who have been seriously hurt or even killed by mixing these two substances. I hope this helps you out, and I also hope it helps you make some wiser decisions. Please stay safe! - Gemma Davis

This Week in Live Music presented by the MEISA Club On Campus Tues. Feb 19 – B-wise, more TBA – Hornet’s Nest – 7PM

Off Campus

Fri. Feb. 15 – The Summit of Thieves – The Skinny Pancake – Burlington, VT – 7PM Fri. Feb 15 – The Van Burens – Phat Kats Tavern – Lyndonville, VT – 9PM Sat. Feb 16 – Electric Sorcery w/ Chasing Macie - Parker Pie – West Glover, VT – 8PM


February 15, 2013

Ask Hugh Jass The Critic’s Weekly Sex Advice Column

ENTERTAINMENT

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A Taste of Home: Crockpot Jambalya

Morgan Forester Managing Editor

I’m a huge fan of trying new foods, especially ethnic foods. While the Northeast Kingdom has great skiing and hiking, it is lacking in diverse food options. I don’t know about you, but that thoroughly bums

If you would like to submit a wquestion, send an email to hughjass@yahoo.com Dear Hugh Jass, I have recently started dating again after being single for the last two years. My boyfriend and I have only been going out for about a month, and he alreawdy wants to have sex. The problem is that I am still a virgin and I don’t know if I am ready. I really care for him and I’m pretty sure he cares for me, but he doesn’t go to school here and whenever we are together all he wants to do is fool around even though I’ve told him about my situation. My question is, should I stay with him and try to make it work or should I dump him?

me out. So, to switch things up a bit, I tweaked an old recipe to create one of my new favorite crockpot meals – Jambalaya. In honor of Mardi Gras week, this Jambalaya brings all the flavor and soul of New Orleans here to the frigid north. It’s

A freshly prepared bowl of delicous, hot Jambalya.

Photo by Morgan Forester

hearty and spicy and the perfect way to celebrate “Fat Tuesday,” especially when you find it hard to put down the spoon. I

1 can chicken broth

Mix all ingredients into your crockpot.

always make too much, but it freezes well

1 tsp. dried oregano

Then, cook on Low for 8 hours*. Stir

and is easy to share with friends.

1 tsp. dried parsley

periodically so the rice cooks evenly.

1 tsp. minced garlic

When done, the rice should be tender and

Ingredients:

1 tsp. Cajun seasoning

the chicken and sausage are thoroughly

1 skinless, boneless chicken breast - cut

1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper

cooked. Grab a bowl and chow down!

into 1 inch cubes

1/4 tsp. dried thyme

3 Andouille Chicken Sausages, sliced

1 1/2 cup white rice

1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes with juice

1 c. water

*If you can’t wait the 8 hours, this recipe will also work on High for 4 hours!!

1/2 Yellow onion, minced

Sincerely, Ms. Innocent and unsure Dear Ms. Innocent Getting back into the dating scene after a while can be difficult, but it seems you made your way back just fine. It’s always important to set guidelines in a new relationship and you have already done a good job of that. Your relationship is pretty new, and it seems that you are not quite comfortable with having sex just yet -- that is perfectly okay! Don’t feel bad about being a virgin because everyone is different and it’s best to wait for that special time. If your boyfriend doesn’t respect that you want to wait, it’s not going to work. Talk to him and see how he feels about the situation. If he is fine with holding out on the sex, stay with him. If not, I suggest finding a better guy for you who respects your wishes. I hope this helps you out. Stay safe! Your friend, Hugh Jass

CAB Presents: Comedian Marc LaMotte

Photos by Bryan Barber


NEWS

February 15, 2013

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New Fitness Club On the Rise Morgan Forester Managing Editor The Fitness Club is looking to make Lyndon more active. At the end of last semester, the Student Government Association voted to make the Fitness Club official. Now that the spring term is underway the new club is developing quickly. The three members of the executive board, President Joe Kill, Vice President Kendra Mills, and Treasurer Sam Orfanidis came up with the idea to have a club based on the work they do in the Exercise Science Personal Training Practicum. “We wanted to work with more people one-on-one because we can only address so many people in practicum,” Kill said. “But, it actually ended up evolving since then. Orfanidis said, “It got bigger than we thought it would be.” The rapid growth of the club motivated the club to change its game plan. “Now were trying to get large groups of people, and networking people to get them

more active on campus,” Kill said. In order to make the club more accessible to all on campus, the Fitness Club has added more than off-hours personal training. “We decided to open it up to include organizing events so that people didn’t need to sign up for a trainer,” said Mills. Currently the club hosts events like snowshoeing campus trails, group training, and training for two different sections of Tough Mudder competitions over the summer in June and August, and are hoping to do more outdoors events once it gets warmer. “We just started [group training] two weeks ago, we haven’t put up a lot of flyers yet,” Orfanidis said. “But, we’re doing that soon so hopefully we’ll get more people going.” The club has been holding their workouts and events in the gymnasiums or outside rather than in the fitness center. “We steal equipment from [the fitness center] to run the workouts,” Kill said, “but most of the time we’re not down there. Sometimes it’s intimidating and we want to

avoid intimidation with this project.” Though they haven’t done a great deal of advertising, the club has been able to gain members outside of the Exercise Science major by incorporating these events and networking with other sources on campus. “We teamed up with the Dining Hall last week,” Mills said. “We were introducing the fitness club and we were also letting people know that the nutritional information for everything we eat at the dining hall is actually online.” The club enjoyed the event and was able to get a lot of people to sign up. “Our goal was to expand,” Orfanidis said. As they are still expanding the Fitness Club remains unsure about how they will conduct meetings and assign membership, but as they expand and get involved with more fitness events and activities the club will be doing fundraising. Their ultimate goal is to get people on campus active. “We’re there to have fun, but we’re there to encourage other people to have fun too,” Kill said.

Lyndon Gives the Gift of Life For Valentine’s Day

Meet the Fitness Club Executive Board

Photos by Morgan Forester

Joseph Kill Club President Senior Exercise Science major Runner Fitness Inspiration: Competition Favorite Food: “Everything, except for Bleu Cheese.”

Tuesday, February 12 students and staff donated blood at the annual American Red Cross Blood Drive. The Drive began at noon and ended at 5 p.m. (Top Right) Red Cross sign outside Bole Gymnasium. (Bottom Right) Lyndon Senior Alise Vandal donates with a smile. (Bottom Left) Sophomore Travis Cox donates platelets. (Top Left) Senior Alyssa Sylvia gives blood.

Kendra Mills Vice President Junior Exercise Science major Non-competitive Fitness Inspiration: “I love being outdoors and staying active.” Favorite Food: Panforte (A traditional Italian dessert)

Photos by Bryan Barber

Sam Orfanidis Treasurer Senior Exercise Science major Personal Trainer Fitness Inspiration: To stay active and “I love competition.” Favorite Food: Baked fish, “Anything that swims.”

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