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Issue 8 October 10, 2013


Anna Jenkins swings into 2013 season

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Math professor competed with wife for WU position By Shamira McCray Special to The Johnsonian

see SPORTS pg. 7

2013 Wellness fair: revamped see SCIENCE & TECH pg. 5

Women’s health in Obamacare act see NEWS pg. 3


After competing with his wife, Kristen, for a position in the department, Zachary Abernathy, assistant math professor, got his start at Winthrop three years ago. The university hired them both soon after they completed graduate school.

Originally from Winston-Salem, N.C., Abernathy completed his undergraduate education at Wake Forest University and graduate education at North Carolina State University. Like many students, he said he was originally unsure what career path he wanted to take in life.

Zachary Abernathy Assistant professor of mathematics

“I was procrastinating like crazy with what I wanted to do with my life,� Abernathy said. “I had no idea.� He said throughout school he had a “knack for math� and was naturally good at it. In college, he graduated with degrees in math and


CSL will revisit smokefree campus debate

Freshman phenom: ‘Big South success attracted me to Winthrop soccer’ By David Thackham

Talk about making an early impact and there’s Max Hasenstab. The 5-foot-9-inch striker from Idstein, Germany arrived on Winthrop’s campus this year and has already garnered nationwide attention for his clutch attacking play for the Eagles’ men’s soccer team (7-11). Hasenstab has started all of Winthrop’s nine games (as of Oct. 7), scoring seven goals and his teammates with 19 points and an enviable shots on goal percentage (59.3 percent). Head coach Rich Posipanko attracted the forward to campus by espousing the team’s recent success in the 2012 Big South Tournament. Hasenstab says his coach had always expected him to have a bright career. “Maybe not so early in my career, but he always told me he brought me in to score,� he said. “His expectations are high for me. It’s a long season and there are a few more games, so I’m looking forward to scoring as many goals as possible.� Hasenstab says he’s experiencing a rare clean bill of health so far, and that he’s happy because he was often out injured for his German club teams. His health is essential for an Eagle squad hoping to keep the Big South Conference under wraps for a second consecutive year. “The expectations are higher and they expect to win,� Hasenstab said. “I think we’re a high quality team. Our record so far is a result of the games we’ve played.�

see HASENSTAB pg. 7

Council of Student Leaders chair Christopher Aubrie (right, wearing pink) listens to a speaker on Monday evening. CSL convened in Thomson Hall Monday evening during a presentation from Winthrop Dining Services, who were raising awareness to a new survey they hope to have students complete before Oct. 25. 1IPUPCZ$MBJSF7BO0TUFOCSJEHFtWBOPTUFOCSJEHFD!NZUKOPXDPN

Student government sending representatives to campus smoking forum in Columbia By David Thackham

Over a year after Winthrop’s Council of Student Leaders pledged to beef up enforcement, safety and regulation on smoking areas around campus, chair Christopher Aubrie announced Monday night that his student government intends to again tackle the question of whether Winthrop should be a smoke-free university. CSL stance and said he wishes to consult Winthrop’s President Jayne Comstock for advice before making any decisions or initiatives. He and vice chair Ian Deas will meet with Comstock on Wednesday. last week’s CSL meeting by inviting

a volunteer from the Tobacco Free York County Coalition, to speak with the student government. “The main reason we wanted Dr. [David] Keely to come to Christopher campus was Aubrie to make CSL chair students aware of what’s happening outside of campus,� Aubrie said. “We’re hoping to see President Comstock’s stance on it and we’ll see where we should go from there.� Aubrie hopes to send a couple of his representatives to a summit on the campus of the University of

South Carolina on Oct. 17, which will give attendees information on how best to implement tobaccofree campus policies. If Winthrop were to go tobacco-free, the school would be mirroring moves from local schools like Clinton Jr. College, York Technical College and the University of South Carolina (tobacco-free on Jan. 1, 2014). Aubrie says it will take serious research to determine a timeline for when Winthrop could potentially see changes. “The next step is meeting with the president,� he said. “We’re what we believe Winthrop should become. We’re just proposing the question out there and letting people know their options.�


WU’s Earth Hour in honor of Common Book By Casey White

at Winthrop. Since many Winthrop students live on campus, the hosts of the event are encouraging those

Students are being encouraged to turn the lights out in their rooms and enjoy some outdoor activities for one hour as part of Winthrop Earth Hour. Chris Johnson, Winthrop’s sustainability coordinacided that it was something that could be implemented

more conscious about the energy they are using. Katarina Moyon and ACAD Director Leah Kendall said the event ties in with this year’s Common Book, “The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind,� by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer.

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physics but was still unsure what he wanted to do in either area. “After I graduated from college I said, ‘I still don’t know what I want to do. I guess I’ll just go to school in math some more,’� he said. “So I went to go get my Ph.D. in math.� Abernathy realized his love for teaching while in graduate school.


Editor rebukes double standards “Don’t try to tell me that Cam Newton is a better quarterback than Eli Manning.� That was part of a comment I received when my article “Cam Newton is not Superman� was published on The Johnsonian’s website two weeks ago. While I think Emily the reader didn’t Goodman understand the Sports Editor point I was trying to make in my article, I accept the criticism with open arms. I grew up in a family full of opinionated men who were not afraid to tell me when they didn’t agree with me, especially when it came to sports. The truth is, I’m just a junior mass communication major who has a passion for sports and wants to make a career out of that passion. I don’t know everything about every sport there is. If somebody starts talking to me about NASCAR, it’s a safe bet that person isn’t going to be having a very insightful conversation with me about it. I do take pride in the fact that I know a lot about football—especially college football. I know holding when I see it, I know what a safety times in a game is not an impressive line. I’m used to people—men in general—not taking me seriously when I tell them that I want to be a sports reporter. It happens more than one would think. It’s a known fact that women are not respected in sports. Just turn on ESPN or Fox Sports for a minute or two. You will see the women on to grab the attention of the male viewers. The male viewers don’t actually care about what the pretty girl on TV is saying; they are just drawn to her because of her looks. Some of the most famous female sports broadcasters started from the bottom.

see WOMEN pg. 6



TJPage 2 Winthrop archivists digitizing 19th century newspapers Staff reports Dacus Library archivists have been hard at work since July digitizing old copies of 19th century newspapers throughout the state as a part of a grant designed to help memorialize Palmetto State media, according to a Winthrop University press release. Thanks to a $14,000 grant through the Lutz Foundation, Dacus Library has been able to purchase equipment to assist Palmetto Standard (1851-1853) and its successor, the Chester Standard (1854-1857). Copies of the Chester Lantern (1897-1909) are next in line. Other newspapers to be digitized include the Winthrop student paper, The Johnsonian (1923-present), and original historical records related to Chester and York counties, such as the York County Soldiers Board of Relief Papers, 1862-1863.



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(Top, middle) A packed Tillman Auditorium witnessed the first Winthrop inauguration of Shelton Joseph Phelps in 1934, just months after being named the third Winthrop president (1934-1943). Winthrop’s first two presidents, David Bancroft Johnson and James Pinckney Kinard, were not inaugurated. (Left, middle) Henry Radcliff Sims, Winthrop’s president from 1945-1959, was inaugurated on Nov. 17, 1945 in Tillman Auditorium. (Middle) Charles Shepard Davis (1959-1973) receives help with his robes from his daughter, Charlotte, before his inauguration in 1960. (Middle, right) Charles Brooks Vail served a stretch of just under 10 years as Winthrop president between 1973-1982. He was inaugurated on Alumni Day in 1973. (Bottom, right) Philip Lader (right, with microphone) was inaugurated in Nov. 1984, just days after an event with legendary comedian, Bob Hope (middle, wearing hat). (Bottom, middle) Winthrop’s first female president, Martha Piper (1986-1988) celebrated her inauguration with then-Senator Strom Thurmond in March 1988. (Bottom, left) Anthony DiGiorgio, Winthrop’s ninth president, (1989-2013) is pictured at his inauguration in Jan. 1989. All photos and information courtesy of Winthrop University’s Louise Pettus Archives

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TJNews Ghost hunter spooks students with stories of the paranormal $ISJT.PPOIFMQTQFPQMFDPNNVOJDBUFXJUIMPWFEPOFTUIFZIBWFMPTU UBLFTTUVEFOUTPOUPVSPGDBNQVTMPPLJOHGPSQBSBOPSNBMBDUJWJUZ By Carolyn Rennix Staff Writer & Photographer Last Thursday eager students gathered in Tillman Hall Auditorium to hear Chris Moon, a paranormal investigator, talk about his haunted childhood, experiences throughout his career and learn more about what haunts Winthrop University’s campus. Moon broke the ice with the crowd by starting his presentation on a comical note, “I’m Chris and I see dead people,� Moon said. involved with such an abnormal career. Moon told a detailed story about his childhood 1970’s home and how he experienced multiple paranormal occurrences, such as silverware going missing and boxes moving across the room on their own. Years new house a 3-D shadow stood at the end of my bed the entire night and watched me,� Moon said. Moon began his career as a paranormal investigator after joining a rock band and touring around the country. As his band traveled, Moon took this opportunity to check out and investigate haunted buildings. Years later, Moon and his father bought, owned and managed a magazine together, called Haunted Times Magazine. Haunted Times Magazine has given Moon many opportunities to teach classes on paranormal investigation and explore more of the paranormal world. Moon has traveled to many famous haunted buildings, such as Hotel Vendome and the Lizzie Borden House.

“� In life, to get respect is to

give respect. It’s the same in death. Chris Moon Ghost Hunter

Moon has been able to talk to spirits on the, “other side,� like a young teenager, Tyler, whom Moon calls one of his dear friends. Moon uses a, “telephone to the dead,� which he claims others speak with their loved ones who have passed away, “I love when others can communicate with their family on the other side� Moon said. Moon described how he has been scratched, choked and beaten while communicating with many spirits. Moon also said that he has been demonically possessed three times. When an audience member asked him why he continues ghost hunting even after so many terrible circumstances, Moon said, “there have been many times where I wanted to quit [paranormal investigating] but I want to help people and allow them to communicate with their loved ones on the other side.�


Dr. Janet Wojcik, associate professor of exercise science, discussed

The Xi Beta chapter of Delta Sigma Theta hosted the event “The Cost of Life: An Inside Look at the Affordable Care Act,� in Dina’s place Wednesday evening. “I think it would be wrong to bury him in the ground—because he is my son,� said Angela Prugal. Prugal opens the “Angel Cabinet� and takes out a vessel bearing her son’s ashes. Angela and Otis Prugal’s story of raising a family without health insurance featured in a NPR-sponsored Youtube video, A Mother’s Tale and Other Healthcare Stories, started the discussion on women’s health this past Wednesday. A series of polls followed the video with questions that tested the

able under the act while disclosing the pros and cons of each. Students were informed of the option of

ence between Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) and Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) insurance and common statistics about health coverage in the United States.

After the presentation, Moon was able to take a smaller portion of the audience on a tour around the campus to investigate any paranormal activity. Moon’s main rule was to respect the spirits because, “in life, to get respect is to give respect. It’s the same in death,� Moon said.


Out of the entire country, South Carolina is ranked third in occurrences of gonorrhea and chlamydia. Connie Wilson Counselor at Catawba Care

keeping their own doctor under the PPO at higher out of pocket costs or accepting limited coverage where all health consultation is facilitated by a

primary care physician. Campus wellness coordinator Rosie Hopkins-Campbell M.P.H spoke on women’s health issues and their respective, preventative measures. When discussing breast health, Campbell informed students of preventative measures such as self-exam, mammograms, and physician consultations. Connie Wilson, who does pre and post- counseling with HIV and STDS for Catawba Care spoke on the rise of HIV and STD’s in young adults from ages 14 to 21. occur among African-Americans,� Wilson said. “Out of the entire country, South Carolina is ranked third in occurrences of gonorrhea and chlamydia,� Wilson said. For teens, 19 and under, one in three have chlamydia while one in you and here to protect you. That is my goal at Catawba Care,� Wilson said.

Chris Moon shares his ghost stories with an audience in Tillman Auditorium, which is rumored to be haunted. Photo by Claire VanOstenbridge

Five Finance Tip$ for the Month By Kentrell Jenkins

1. Make every cent count. Keep track of all your personal expenses. Write down every dollar and cent that you spend, including cafĂŠ cash. Do this for two 2. Go back to the basics.

Do yourself a favor and hide your debit card. Make one trip to the bank, withdraw enough funds for the next two weeks and make it last.

3. Attend free events on campus. during the semester while earning cultural event credit. This will take care of graduation requirements and save money.

4. Make the weekend work for you.

Winthrop University is thought of as a suitcase college. Instead of going

5. Carpool to school. schedules. Find a reasonable way to alternate throughout the week. This will cut the cost of gas and save time looking for a parking space.

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TJScience &Tech Winthrop offers new services and organizations at this year’s Wellness Fair By Casey White Wellness Services is teaming up with Recreational Services once again to provide Wellness Fair. The fair, which will take place on Oct. 24 in the West Center from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., will provide the Winthrop population with a way to and wellness organizations and services that area. Campus Wellness, said that the Wellness Fair, throp. Although the fair happens every year,

address the various aspects of wellness and that will meet the diverse needs of our campus at this year’s fair in order to keep those who

tronic survey that takes around 20 minutes and provides the user with an assessment are given a printout of their results, which they can read at their own leisure. The use of this

massage therapy and ARAMARK, who hosted a cooking demonstration and food sampling, will return to this year’s fair.

Services have taken great strides in trying to provide students with a Wellness Fair that will stand out and provide everyone who attends

involved in the fair, so that more students can


campus that relate to wellness that they can get involved with.

the participants aware of the resources that are

encouraged to make the fair as interesting Winthrop.

on it, which Winthrop will have as part of a trial during the Wellness Fair.

new to Winthrop as well as those who have

said that Wellness Services encourages everyone at Winthrop want to engage our participants in an

whether or not to purchase it. always have new populations of students here

Wellness Fair. Flu shots

to spark discussion, critical thinking and ing hayrides, a corn maze and hiking trails.


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the fair from 7 a.m. until 12 p.m. for $25 in the West Center Commuter Lounge.

Span Enterprises provides students with job opportunities and advice on the job search By Casey White towards the online market, due to the increase in

hiring at Span Enterprises are always impressed when people research Span Enterprises and tell those

terprises made a trip to Winthrop to talk to students nesses function with greater ease and how Winthrop

those at the company work long and hard to do their

made and how students can get involved.

grammers for their apps and programs are located,

opment, employers do not typically work on a normal schedule.

Span Enterprises are looking for young employees

that there is always room for them to improve. What Span looks for when hiring new employees

ence. Since its inception in 2009, Span has developed

as working in teams and writing and speaking clearly.


portant and simple for people to do research on any

for truckers, among many other programs.

Students encouraged to turn out the lights &"35)tfrom front

use a lot of energy in the U.S., and can’t tell you how many times I notice

electricity to his home in a village located in Malawi in Africa.

leave rooms. Each one of us may use more electricity in a few hours than a

the Wind,’ the U.S. is the largest residence halls on how they can save energy every day. sumption and how wasteful it can

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electricity use on campus. She hopes students can participate in activities including a trading post where students can leave something and take something else, an African style

the weekend.

and studying under street lights. Thomson Residential Learning Coordinator, Miranda Knight. lunch, which will feature authentic African dishes.

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TJOpinion Men should take women in sports journalism seriously really know the basics of broadcast or print journalism? Possibly not. They simply got the job, because

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Students feel the woes of group assignments One of the major focuses group work, it’s the idea in academia at the collegiate of opening students up to level is getting students to working with one another open up to the idea of group— and being timely about based work. So many students their work. are still dismayed at the idea Those students who of working with others. fret about group work It’s understandable that occasionally do have cause many students don’t like the Adarrell Gadsden to worry. idea of relying on someone There are students who else when it comes to their couldn’t care less about grade or not being able to work at anything, leaving the members their own leisure, but this is higher education. No one said you were they decided they didn’t want to always going to like the hand you participate and work with their were dealt, and in college it’s about classmates. assessing and adapting to any given Other concerns arise from the situation or assignment. quality of work that someone else in a group does. Design and layout the Winthrop campus that are preparing for the future, and many quite easily if the actual work is there, and it also allows that student Winthrop, if not all of them, are to learn what they can do better in preparing those in them to work with the future when working within a others. While at times it may not be group. necessary for a professor to assign While group work is very hectic,

it’s all for a purpose. Students shouldn’t shove it to the side and then suggest it’s a professor’s way of having to grade less work. If a professor wanted to grade less, they wouldn’t assign the work to begin with. It’s about building social skills beyond the relationships you have with your friends. Students want professors to give them the work they want to do and, as we all know, it doesn’t work that way. Most people don’t get the chance to work alongside their best friend, so learning to delegate responsibilities with others who you may not know as well is a huge building block to future success in whatever your

Whoever thought that a harmless, colorful, building and crafting game like Minecraft would end up on the media’s hit list of ‘Games That Make

wasn’t even in the game, because he wanted to act out Minecraft.� It always amazes me how quick people are to pin the blame on video games or violent movies to excuse

While group work at times can be frustrating, students should take away more than just the feeling of getting the actual assignment done, but also the experience and learning

Samantha Ponder started her career while attending Liberty University, covering the basketball and football games. She now works for ESPN covering college football and basketball. Erin Andrews is arguably the most well-known woman sports reporter of our generation, and she started out as a freelance reporter for Fox Sports Florida. I’m not going to graduate college and immediately get a job with ESPN, Fox Sports, NESN or any other large sports broadcasting company. Just like Erin Andrews and Samantha Ponder, I am going to have to start locally and move my way up. Working for The Johnsonian and ESPNU will help me, but if some of the most well-known women in sports had to prove themselves by starting out locally, I know I’m going to have to as well. I blame the lack of respect on the ditsy girls who pretend to know sports just to impress a guy, the girls who just don’t understand sports as a whole but who think they do or the guys that just can’t accept that a female might actually know a thing or two about athletics. Most of the male sports broadcasters only have jobs in sports broadcasting simply because they are retired NFL stars or coaches. They know the game and they know what they are talking about (for the most part), but do they

group assignments.

Don’t blame games for bad behavior Recently, a 9-year-old boy from Florida brought an alarming number of non-academic items to school one bullets, a steak knife and a small sledgehammer. The kid told three of his friends about the weapons he’d brought, and clearly didn’t expect According to the kid’s father, he was just acting out Minecraft, a game where “they use hammers to dig and knives and guns to protect themselves from zombies.� Let’s make a couple of things clear here. One there are no guns in Minecraft. Not a single one. The only ranged weapon is a bow, and maybe lava and water if you click the right

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way. Two, that’s a really weak excuse after you receive a call saying that your kid’s been charged with possession of concealed weapons and posses-

arm. That’s an excuse better reserved for a situation in which your kid got sent home for feverishly punching trees for three hours. Blaming a game on a child’s behavior not only doesn’t help your case, but it really shows how negligent your parenting style is. The authorities already cast a critical eye on video games as a source of people’s bad behavior. Though it’s impossible to say, “My kid brought an arsenal of weapons to school, one of which

coach. The point I was trying to make in my article about Cam Newton is that Panther fans need to cut him some slack. Panthers fans love to complain about how Cam isn’t good enough or that he’s going to be the next Tim Tebow. The problem with Tebow was that he couldn’t throw the ball; he wasn’t made to be a NFL quarterback, but he would be a great receiver. That’s not Cam Newton’s problem. The problem with Cam Newton and the Panthers are that Newton cannot carry the team himself. He needs somebody to be open and be able to catch the ball when he throws it. Newton can’t get the Panthers to the Super Bowl by himself. I wonder if this critic would have said the same thing had my (male) co-sports editor written it. My guess is that he would have said that it was a good read, if anything at all. I enjoy getting feedback, whether it is positive or negative. For one, it lets me know that people are actually reading the things that I write. It also gives me a chance to improve. I could have gotten discouraged, kept my mouth shut from now on or defended myself on a website’s comments section. Instead I chose to use my voice and write another column.

this happens. If your son is bringing multiple weapons to school because he wanted to act out a video game, then that’s an issue on the parenting or the child’s personal problems, not the video game. Inability to separate a video game universe from the real world means that the problem lies within the person, not the game. If that were the case, then most of us would have gotten locked up long ago for attempting to converse with toadstools. Don’t blame the game, tv show or other piece of media for your child’s behavior. It makes you sound silly,

Our Say Breast cancer is predominantly associated with women, but surprisingly, men can contract it as well. There is no cure for breast cancer, but people nationwide are working to fund researchers and organizations that are searching for a cure. The National Football League (NFL) supports breast cancer awareness by incorporating pink into their uniforms. Even the University of South Carolina Gamecocks football team wore pink in honor of the cancer in their last game. Winthrop University commemorates breast cancer awareness month by hosting events to educate students about the disease. many other students who have as well. We at the Johnsonian have painted our pages pink for the next two issues in honor of breast cancer cancer.

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Jenkins said.

golf team. attend a bigger school,” Jenkins said. about 20 hours of time dedicated to golf. “It keeps

horses competitively but felt like she should stop to focus all of her energy on golf. son,” Jenkins said. In her free time, Jenkins said she likes to spend

Mondays and Wednesdays and then I have practice every Monday through Thursday.” class together every Friday and that Fridays and Saturdays are usually qualifying days.

said. third place in the 2013 Myrtle Beach Invitational

the upcoming tournaments so Friday and Saturday are really important days for the team,”

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Volleyball falls at Presbyterian College By Carolyn Rennix Staff Writer The Winthrop Lady Eagles volleyball team lost their Big South road opener in straight sets (2521, 25-23, 25-23) Friday night at Presbyterian. Winthrop just could overcome the Lady Blue Hose throughout the course of the match.

Since 1999 the United States Disc golf tournament has been held at Winthrop’s Gold Course. The 2013 United States Disc Golf Tournament was held Oct. 2-5th . Steve Brinster of Warwick, NY took the championship title on Sunday. This is Brinster’s first win after playing disc golf for 20 years. 1IPUPCZ+BDPC)BMMFY

Women’s soccer wins on road

By Ryan Clark Staff writer

the game, scoring three of their

The Winthrop Lady Eagles

of the second half.

three-game losing streak. The team defeated defending Big

minute, giving the Eagles a 1-0

champions High Point 2-1 on Wednesday night and VMI by a score of 4-0 on Saturday afternoon. sus High Point, the Lady Eagles looked to be the dominating force, but the Panthers regained control and created a great opportunity for junior Jacky Kessler. She took a shot on an open net from 25 yards out, but defender Megan Pritts saved the shot on the line.

on a ball in a free kick set piece, placing it just inches out of goalkeeper Emily Marbury’s reach,

Sophomore Eden Ralph almost scored in the same fashion as Junior Krystyna Frieda moves the ball past a defender during a recent home match against Big South opponent Puckett, but just hit the crossbar Longwood. Frieda currently leads the Big South in goals with 12, and was named the Big South Offensive Player grabbed another point for the of the Week for the second time this season on Monday. Eagles after scoring a loose ball after Freda’s corner kick. 1IPUPCZ,BUISZO'VOEFSCVSLtGVOEFSCVSLL! ing to be Freda’s turn to convert, junior Krystyna Freda scored inside tunately saved by Marbury. Halfsler blasting a shot from 30 yards the Eagles up 1-0. The Panthers then out into the upper ninety, beating continued to dominate the game, from 15 yards out, making it her 12th goal of the season. With both the Eagles, but due to the combined South) continue their road trip this

Presbyterian scored a three-point rally to give them a slight lead. from Hjordis Eiriksidottir and Irene continued the set trading points, but the upper hand late, and eventually take the set. The second set started out very Eagles scored a four-point rally.

Junior Alina Sopizhuk goes up for the attack at a recent home match against Coastal Carolina. Sopizhuk led the Lady Eagles kills with 10 during their loss to Presbyterian last Friday evening. Photo by Carolyn RennixtStaff Writer

the set. Both teams continued to trade momentum, but Presbyterian to a 2-0 match lead.

also leading the team in blocks (4) and aces (2). Big South assist leader

both teams. Both teams kept things close in the beginning and

assists in the match, and freshman

South) continue their road trip mistakes keeping the Lady Eagles in

Big South road contests against

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)"4&/45"#tfrom front Life is different for Hasenstab in Rock Hill than it ever has been in his native Germany. He hasn’t been able to explore the campus too often, but when he does, he’s been soaking up the sun. “The weather is different, especially now I talk to my friends in Germany, they say they’re jealous, because it’s raining and cold and this week,” Hasenstab said. “It was 30 degrees [Celsius] here this week.” Last week marked Winthrop’s dropped decision to the College

of Charleston. Hasenstab says the mood in the locker room after the game was tense. “We were very angry and a little sad, because it was our think we were tired,” he said. “It was our third game in six days. We were the better team, but the way we lost was not good.” The loss, Hasenstab said, can now allow Winthrop to focus on the whole 90 minutes and can

Freshman Max Hasenstab currently leads the Winthrop men’s soccer team in goals with seven so far this season, and ranks third in the Big South in that category. Photo by Carolyn Rennix

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be helpful for the season moving forward. He and fellow striker Achille Obogou are the team’s highest goalscorers as of Tuesday. It’s very important because we perform well together,” Hasenstab said. “If he’s missing and injured, that would be a negative for me, because we’re two strikers that play well together.”

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By Jordan Lent Staff Writer From eating Latin food to witnessing exotic performances, students were able to take a trip down south at the Latin American celebration last Friday without ever leaving campus. ¡Salud! was hosted by the Multicultural Student Council (MSC) and DiGiorgio Student Union (DSU) to celebrate Latin American Heritage Month. Students, visitors and Winthrop the afternoon immersed in the culture. “MSC and DSU saw the event as a good opportunity to get Dancers perform a dance for ¡Salud! Photo together and do courtesy of Brandy Brogden. something fun,” said Chandler Cox, vice president of public relations for MSC. The event included performances by Ultima Nota, Rumabo and Ballet Folklórico Guadalupano. Students learned the basics of dances like merengue, salsa and cumbia and watched America. The costumes of the performers from Ballet Folclórico Guadalupano were perhaps the most exotic. The group focused indigenous wear with colorful shields, dresses and fans that the

A dancer in a colorful skirt dances to honor her Latin American heritage. Photo courtesy of Brandy Brogden. sample. The foods ranged from the traditional chips and salsa, event and was glad to see a change of pace with a cultural event


were available to talk to students about the Department of World Languages and Cultures. The Latin food, exotic costumes of the dancers and lively atmosphere may have convinced some new students to look only time will tell.

Professor of the week Dr. Zachary Abernathy Department: Mathematics

Mujie Chen China University, which they decided was the best option for her major. Chen sees some differences between Winthrop and other universities back home. “Winthrop is more dif-

By Ramazan Heyni Staff Writer International students travel to another country for school and they leave their family back home, but they can be fortunate enough to be considered as a member of another family in their host country. This makes them feel accepted as a member of the society and give them opportunities to become more familiar with a new culture “There are many American families who are willing to accept us and show us American cultures. On the weekends, American families take us to the church and/or we go shopping together,” said Mujie Chen, a junior accounting major from China, who came to Winthrop to further build up the foundation of her future goals Chen said that her teacher in China introduced her to Winthrop

a lot of stuff. In China, we only have two major exams without having any presentations and all that,” Chen said. “American professors are nice and more helpful, especially when they realize that English is our second language, so they tend to explain more for us with more patience.” that Winthrop offers, and what she likes most is the high quality of the library, such as the high performance of computers, premium techequipment, large number of books available and study rooms. “Chinese university’s library does not equip such kinds of rooms,” Chen said. Chen has found Americans friendly and helpful, and she emInternational Center staff. “They are very nice, helpful and friendly,” Chen said. Another big difference Chen noticed is the differences in food across the two cultures. “I think some kinds of American

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foods are too sweet. Chinese people have a lot of ideas and techniques for cooking. We can cook chicken over 10 ways. In addition, we use chopsticks, but Americans use forks and knives,” Chen said. Although there are some similarities in holidays and celebrations as a result of globalization, there are also differences. Both countries have Labor Day and celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas. “We also celebrate the National day, the founding of China, and the Chinese New Year which follows the lunar calendar,” Chen said. Chen said studying abroad can be hard at times in terms of homesickness and language barrier problems, as well as the lack of transportation services in Rock Hill. Chen enjoys getting involved in American culture while still keeping track of her own Chinese culture. She loves watching American TV shows and movies, and her favorite show is “Vampire Diaries.”

professor, I could continue to do both of those things.” Currently, he teaches a wide variety of math classes, in addition to ACAD 101. Math courses he has taught include Math 150, Math 105, Differential Equations, Real Analysis and Math Modeling Competition. When he is not teaching, Abernathy enjoys playing the piano, playing Dr. Zachary Abernathy and NBA point guard Chris Paul basketball and running. He said he grew up hang out together. Photo courtesy of Dr. Zachary loving basketball, especially Wake Forest Abernathy basketball. “I was actually at Wake Forest while 130'&4403tGSPNGSPOU Chris Paul was there,” he said. “Basketball was huge. He actually went to my high school.” Students who agreed to teach a class Chris Paul, NBA point guard, grew up while studying had their tuition waived and in the same neighborhood as Abernathy in were paid by the university to teach. He Lewisville, N.C. He said he recalls playing agreed to teach and said he did not mind pickup games with Paul in high school, playing along since he was getting paid to go to grad school. Once he started teaching, where he would play defense against him and have him locked down since he was still Abernathy said he fell in love with it. “I learned that I enjoyed thinking about new math problems and doing research,” case now, but that’s my claim to fame,” Abernathy said. “And I also just discovered Abernathy said. that I loved to teach. If I became a

Accountant exam, she wants to get a job in the United States and stay here. Chen recommends students take advantage of studying abroad and exploring the world. “It is a precious opportunity for students to study abroad as long as they keep a positive attitude to face the entirely new environment,” Chen said.

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Rap, country and poetry mesh to make musical


rapper; those two things don’t really go together,” Gestson said. The musical deals with present day problems that all teenagers face including bullying, drugs, lying and mental illness.

Rap and country are not musical genres generally associated with musicals, but “All That Drama” is a brand new musical featuring songs recorded by Boston lead singer Tommy

performed in musicals before starring in “All That Drama.” “I have been in musical theory for the past two years with Mr. Chrismon, who will direct the musical, and he pulled me aside and asked me if I would be interested in being involved with

“I love that we have a little bit of every style of music in this musical, I think kids need to be exposed to all those of the musical. “Music is the equalizer that makes everybody connect.” A book of poems by Johnson, a York County author, titled “All That Drama” inspired the musical. “I wrote the poems after working with some middle school girls during a summer program. They had a lot of issues they were dealing with that kids their age shouldn’t have to deal with,” Johnson said. “I wrote the poems in hope that maybe something I wrote would inspire them.” after previously collaborating on a project. “He is such an amazing artist and musician, so I knew he was who I wanted to work with on this project. I came to him with this idea of wanting to somehow connect the words I had written in my poems to music. Thankfully Bruce listened and was inspired,” Johnson said.

because it is dealing with issues that are relevant today. “This play is universal, but much of it is closer to home for us because the people who are going to be in the musical are the same age as the characters they are going to be portraying,”

Tommy DeCarlo (featured in middle) with his family and co-writers of “All That Drama,” Bruce McKagan and Kimberly Johnson. Photo courtesy of Bruce McKagan. new musical. Gestson helped write some of the songs for the musical, as well as record them.

Winthrop’s rendition of the Broadway musical, “Urinetown,” opened last Wednesday night to a full house, and despite the odd name, actually did involve urine. The play, directed by Stephen Gundersheim, marks the theatre

that’s what is so cool about this,” Gestson said.

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Gestson explained that he is excited to be apart of something brand new, since people do not normally associate rapping with a musical. “Traditionally musicals were written 50 years ago and people just continue to recreate them. With “All That Drama,” we are

and mysterious Urinetown, from which no one returns. Cladwell faces a rebellion from the citizens of the town when his daughter Hope falls in the love with the leader of the pee-for-free rebellion, Bobby Strong. In addition to the unique name, another characteristic sets this musical apart from

Lockstock and Little Sally, talk to the audience about the play throughout the entire show, even mocking the name of the year. and, at times, the characters’ The Araea Group actions. In theatre, this method and Dodger Theatricals of addressing the audience produced the play is referred to as breaking the on Broadway in fourth wall. September 2001. The “Urinetown” generated an title “Urinetown” creates almost constant laughter from some uncertainty. the audience. Cast members “I know nothing about Graphic by Tracy Anderson told the story of Urinetown this. I read the description through over-the-top, loud of what it was about songs, paired with choreographed dance – they have to pay to pee,” sophomore routines and facial expressions, ultimately psychology major Mari Reeves said. poking fun at the play and giving the Some students in the audience, such as junior sociology major Eboni Ford, came as audience members even more of a reason to chuckle. Freshman elementary education major event credit. Anne Marie Maghakian said she has always “I came to the play tonight because it had a great appreciation for the arts, but the is required of my class, and I’m in script actors and actresses themselves caught her analysis,” Ford said. “In my class, they’ve attention. been hyping the play up a lot, so I’m “The actors and actresses were expecting the play to go really well.” phenomenal and exceeded all of my Reeves, however, came out of her pure expectations,” Maghakian said. “I loved enjoyment of all things musicals. Despite “Urinetown.”’ the advancements made with technology Although he admits that the play “kinda had a weird name,” sophomore Travis entertaining. Baccene was surprised by his peers’ “I love musicals,” Reeves said. “I still performances. think live performances like this are “It gives me hope for my generation,” awesome.” “Urinetown” gives the audience a glimpse Baccene said. “There’s a lot of talent at this school. It was cool to actually learn that.” into a small town. President Caldwell The overall consensus from the audience B. Cladwell funds his own luxuries by was that “Urinetown” was a hit, or as charging his citizens a fee to use the Reeves said, “I thought that it was freaking public amenities. Any rebellion, or illegal amazing.” urinating, is met with a trip to the dreaded

ACROSS formed at the Latin American celebration. 6. This week’s Athlete of the Week, Anna ________ is a member of the Winthrop women’s golf team. 8. _______________ is a ghost hunter who came to speak to students. tured in an upcoming musical “All That Drama.”


1. Disc golf, a family picnic and a movie at the amphitheater were all part of what

7. What game is on the list of “Games


Oct 10 Describing Ourselves: How South Carolinians describe the South to Non-southerners Owens G01; 11 a.m.; free National Coming out Day DiGiorgio Campus Center Community Concourse; 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; free The Art of Thinking: Alumni PresentationsDylan Rogers Rutledge 119; 8 p.m.; free


Oct 11

Oct 12


Inside Out: Mitchell Kearney Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery


Taiyo la Paix Rutledge Gallery


Interior Design Rendering/Drawing Lewandowski Student Gallery

Oct 15

Enjoy your fall break!

Oct 16

Best of the West Information Session DiGiorgio Campus Center 114; 7 p.m.; free

Oct 13

Light the Night Walk East & West Thomson; 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

For Fun

Update: Syria: The Refugee Crisis-Dr. Mary Mikhael Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church

Enjoy your fall break!

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National Alliance on Mental Health presentation/panel Plowden Auditorium; 5:30 p.m.; free

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