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New trustee elected to the Board of Trustees, two re-elected

Professors dig into history of the wellknown pink ribbon

see NEWS pg. 4

Softball wins two on the road

see A&C pg. 9

see SPORTS pg. 7

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Four new clubs charted by CSL see NEWS pg. 4



Fall in love with “Next Fall” Play explores themes of homosexual relationships and religious acceptance

Editor disputes gender wage gap see OPINION pg. 7 SPORTS

#62 Lady Eagles defeat #71 Marshall

The 2014 inauguration of President Comstock was a big opportunity for many systems and policies to be put into place. One of the policies in her speech “Dare to Rise” was the six priorities she had for the direction of Winthrop University, where a focus will maintaining good quality and striving to move Winthrop from its top ten ranking in U.S. News’ Public Col-

Shivam Patel plays Luke (right) while Grant Zavitkovsky plays Adam (left), two homosexual men who fall in love in the play “Next Fall.” Adam lies next to Luke in his final hours of life. Photo courtesy of the Department of Theatre and Dance By Keith Mushonga Staff Writer Last Wednesday was the premiere of the play “Next Fall” in Johnson Studio Theatre. The tragic-comedy begins with an announcement by a hospital speaker as if engaging the audience in the play, and reminding them to switch It is a play about a Christian and an atheist man who fall in love. There contrasting views cause ten-

sion between them throughout the other in a place where Luke is a cater waiter. Adam is drunk and having a mid-life crisis because he’s in his forties and has spent his adult-life selling candles. Luke introduces himself as an “aspiring actor,” a far-fetched aspiration that makes Adam fall headover-heels in love with him. But Adam gets disappointed when

form a relationship. Adam’s impatience with Luke’s Christianity is seen when Adam night as the prayer drags on for ages before they can begin their meal. home-cooked meals that get a blessing; Luke also prays after sex to ask forgiveness for his transgressions. Throughout the play, Luke struggles to reconcile his sexual orientation and his religious beliefs.

two men begin to see each other and

see FALL pg. 8

Above all, at her March 28 Investiture Ceremony, President Comstock announced that Winthrop had been donated the largest present in the entire history of the university, $2.2 million. This gift was from Dr. Ann Coleman Peyton. Peyton had continuously been working in higher education as an associate professor of English at Florida Atlantic University from 1967 until 1997 when she retired. serving and stabilizing the theatre scholarships. Peyton has a strong family connection to the Carolinas.



Worldwide Winthrop Day President Comstock was in attendance at Worldwide Winthrop Day to meet with prospective and admitted students.

season with three key conference matches.

Left: Comstock poses for photos with some of Winthrop’s news students. Below: Potential students walk through the Student Life Showcase in the West Center. They had the opportunity to meet Winthrop students in many organizations such as DSU. 1IPUPTCZ+BDPC)BMMFYt.VMUJNFEJB&EJUPS

as the team traveled to Radford to take on the Highlanders. Winthrop will then return to Memorial Courts for a match with Campbell on Friday at 3 p.m. and

see NEWS pg. 3

Coastal Carolina on Saturday at 12 p.m.

Alice Garcia during Winthrop’s match against Marshall. Photo by Jacob Hallex

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Gift of $2.2 million for scholarships for theatre department By Ramazan Heyni Arts & Culture Editor

By Michael Owens Sports Editor The Winthrop women’s tennis team got a break from conference play last Friday, but hosted a tough test in Marshall at Memorial Courts. The Thundering Herd came into the match ranked #71 in the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association poll, while the Lady Eagles are in the #62 position. Winthrop dropped the doubles point early on to Marshall, as Alice Garcia and Andressa Garcia won their match 8-5. The Herd responded by winning the No. 2 and No. 3 doubles position, claiming an 8-5 win over Lady Eagles Caitlin Cridland and Ekin Gunaysu and an 8-2 win over Tijana Uzelac and Beth Williamson. The Lady Eagles returned the favor in the singles competition, as Andressa Garcia prevailed in the No. 1 position 6-2, 6-4. Alice Garcia also contributed with an impressive 7-5, 6-0 win in the No. 2 position, while Uzelac took the No. 4 position by a 6-1, 6-3 decision. The No. 5 position decided the match, and went to three sets as Gunaysu prevailed, 6-1, 5-7, 6-3. Winthrop did drop two matches in the singles competition, as Cridland fell in the No. 3 position in three sets, 6-2, 4-6, 6-3, while Monica Aguado lost 6-1, 6-4 in the No. 6 position. The Lady Eagles (12-4, 5-1 Big


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Invisible disabilities not as easily recognized as others By Rachel Richardson, Kendra Wicker and Travis Hawkins Special to The Johnsonian

Unlike many disabilities, invisible disabilities are not immediately apparent. Many are mental, such as learning and psychological disabilities. According to, about 10 percent of Americans have some kind of invisible disability. Invisible disabilities can make the classroom experience disabilities, some include diabetes, ADHD/ADD, chronic pain and depression. Winthrop is required by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 to never exclude those with disabilities from receiving education. Winthrop services such as class note takers, test-taking accommodations, and residence hall accommodations. “We serve every disability that meets the requirement under the ADA,� Gina Smith, Program Director of students who get accommodations from Winthrop have invisible disabilities.� accessible campus community where students with disabilities have equal opportunity to participate fully in their educational experience at Winthrop University,� according to the Winthrop webpage.



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Worldwide Winthrop Day brought with it the sound of school pride and fun. The weather on Saturday, April 5 was warm and sunny, which was perfect for the ultimate Winthrop experience. Worldwide Winthrop Day brought together admitted students with

also able to visit residence halls, athletic facilities and the rest of campus to get a look at student life. Many student organizations came out to greet and showcase the abundant opportunities they have

the local community. Admitted students were able to

refreshments helped to provide an enjoyable atmosphere. President Comstock was very involved with Worldwide Winthrop

Day and interacted with students and visitors alike. “Worldwide Winthrop Day is a wonderful way to showcase the Winthrop experience. Many have decided to come here, but there are others who haven’t made a decision yet. Out of everyone I have talked to today, they have all said that, because of this experience, they couldn’t imagine going anywhere else,” Comstock said.

1. Accepted students had the unique opportunity to scale the rock climbing wall in the West Center as part of their experience at Worldwide Winthrop Day. Many accepted students brought friends and family to share the experience with, making the day a memory they will hopefully carry with them as they come to campus in the fall. Photo by Jacob Hallex



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TJScience &Tech “Light It Up Blue�: Raising awareness for autism spectrum disorder (ASD)

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Winthrop hosts free hair donation event to aid chemotherapy patients By Daniel James Staff Writer Winthrop student Meghan Jones hosted Locks for Love last Thursday in front of the Winthrop Bookstore. In this event, volunteers donated hair to be used in the making of wigs for chemotherapy patients. Chemotherapy, commonly called “chemo,� is the act of using strong drugs to treat cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, chemo is used to slow the growth of cancer, that has metastasized, which is when cancer spreads to another part of the body. The drugs accomplish this by killing both healthy cells, which can repair themselves, and cancerous cells. chemotherapy include nausea, vomiting and hair loss. Hair loss caused by chemo can be gradual or overnight and often grows back after chemotherapy. During chemo, many choose to wear caps, bandanas and wigs. Jones said, “A year ago, my pastor’s wife found out she had cancer.� According to Jones, her church began to participate in Locks for Love, but she found out on Facebook that many

schools have begun hosting these events. “I thought, how cool would it be if Winthrop did something like this?� said Jones. At Jones’ request, Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology on Cherry Road came to Winthrop to cut locks of hair from six volunteers measuring at least 8 inches and gave each volunteer a free haircut and styling afterward. This event was hosted in conjunction with Relay for Life, which is being held on the Campus Green from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. starting Friday. According to Jessica Martin, Relay for Life advisor and Residential Learning Coordinator for Margaret Nance, teams pledge to have at least one team member walking for the entire 12 hour event. Relay for Life will also feature festivities, games, music, and food, according to Martin. Volunteers may also purchase Luminaria bags for $10. These are illuminated after dark to line the track for the participants, according to the Relay for Life. All proceeds from this event are going to the American Cancer Society for cancer research. Jones said that she would love to host Locks for Love again next year.

coordination and attention and physical health issues such as sleep and gastrointestinal disturbances. Individuals with ASD may perform exceptionally well in areas such as math, art, music and visual skills. The disorder can be caused by genetic changes or mutations, although most cases involve a combination of genetic and environmental factors that

By Deborah Crocker Science & Tech Editor On April 2, Winthrop showed its support for World Autism Awareness Day by participating in “Light it Up Blue.� The main entrance to campus and Winthrop’s sign at the corner of Cherry Road and Oakland Avenue were given a blue light in support of the international observance. According to Autism Speaks, autism spectrum disorder now than girls to have the disorder. It is the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the U.S. The average cost for a family

org reports that there is no medical detection or cure for the disorder. Early intervention improves the likelihood of positive outcomes for children who display early signs of autism. lists several symptoms for the disorder: joyful expressions by six months or thereafter. sounds, smiles or other facial expressions by nine months.

By Ben Murray Special to the Johnsonian It is the goal for most of the guys and a wish for the ladies: to lose the fat and exchange it for muscle. Of course the amount of muscle probably compared to women, but either way there is no question that people would rather have a raging hot sixpack then that big ol’ one pack keeping you from wearing your favorite pair of jeans. “Yes, that is me,� you might say. But how do you get there and what is the most efis a list of principles that you should follow in order to acquire the transitioning from

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social skills at any age. Checklist for Autism in Toddlers) is an online autism screen available on to help parents and caregivers determine whether the child needs professional assistance. If the test determines that the child is at risk for autism, parents are urged to contact their doctors as soon as possible. The site also includes a video glossary to help parents and caregivers recognize delayed development. According to AutismSpeaks, parents of a child with autism spectrum disorder a journal to track their child’s developmental process. AutismSpeaks is the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization. It works to fund research, increase awareness of ASD, and to advocate for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.

healthy eating. You need to be eating about 1 gram of protein per lb of body weight to maximize your muscle potential. Also, eat more. Assuming you are already making healthy decisions, when you are lifting weights, your metabolism increases exponentially, so eat more to replenish your broken down muscles and keep that metabolism going. 2. If you are going to do cardio, perform sprint intervals. Jogging for an hour will not maximize your calorie burn. Recent studies have suggested that using sprinting and jogging is a great way to burn a maximum amount of calories. The best way to do this is jog for a hundred meters then sprint 100 meters or


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row 100 meters at a normal pace and then row 100 meters at fast pace. Continue this routine for 20-30 minutes as a preworkout. 3. Do less reps. When lifting weights, instead of doing 20 reps at your normal weight, you should add more weight to the point where you can only lift that weight 6-12 times. Your reps should be between six and 12 per set for the most muscle growth, and your workouts should never last much longer than 45 minutes if you are maximizing your potential. 4. Do a full body workout or a split routine. You'll get the best results from your workout by either training the whole body in a single workout or concentrating only on the upper body in one session and the lower body in another. There are to each, but both are better than trying to isolate one muscle group in a single session. Concentrate on lifts that involve lots of muscles at once, such as squats, deadlifts, presses, rows, and pull-ups. 5. Stretch. Stretching of any kind is very important. It keeps you crease your recovery times in between workouts.





Barack Obama signed not one, but two executive orders Tuesday in a bid to close pay disparities beJacob Wingard tween men and Opinion Editor women. Obama was quoted saying that, “it is an embarrassment,” that women still only earn 77 cents to every dollar that a male does. It’s too bad that the president fails to has an 88 cent disparity on gender according to recent studies of the White House annual report to Congress. There is also the issue of the 77 cent disparity being the result of misreporting of statistical evidence. The American Association of University Women performed a study in 2012;” the study found that by men and women (their occupations, college majors and their time at the between men and women narrowed to 6.6 cents. Lisa Maatz, spokeswoman of the out,” in reference to how much that

crimination. Another Department of Labor study in 2009 found further evidence of the wage gap being a result of choices rather than actual discrimination. On the other hand, the National Women’s Law Center claimed that “authoritative” studies showed that even when all these were taken into and unexplained gap. Yet, the Department of Labor would say otherwise, illustrating a range from 4.8 to 7 cents. Making matters worse for everyone is that none of these studies are truly equivalent on the scale of two people of equal job descriptions. The National Women’s Law Center did not actually designate change between citizens of equal work time, occupation and the like, and even the AAUW compartmentalized certain areas. An example being the social science category which included both economics and sociology (both of which have a 68 percent lean towards one gender, economics leans male, while sociology is female.) This, in turn, makes the 6.6 cent disparity questionable as well. Is gender inequality completely gone? No, there is no doubt in my mind that someone somewhere is making less than what they should be because their boss is sexist. On

the other hand, I do not believe that there is a gender wage gap and I certainly don’t believe that it’s anything more than 7 cents if it is even that. There are too many laws in place today for any person to be unfairly discriminated against in the work force. America’s sue-happy nature has already seen to that, and I can hardly imagine any corporation willing to so it can have a laugh. On the same page, politicians and feminist activist groups (no, I do not mean equalists or humanists) have much to gain by purposely misrepresenting data and then making a fuss about it. Obama is doing what he’s always done. He is campaigning right now, trying to gather women to vote for elections coming up. Likewise, the current president may be thinking of his political career after this and wants a calling card that he can fall back upon. false statistics were used to manipulate people and it won’t be the last. Read the data, make a proper decision and an educated statement; don’t just speak because you read one thing without supporting evidence. A lie, no matter how many times spoken, should never become the truth.

Students need information on social classes 8JOUISPQTUVEFOUTQFBLTPVUBHBJOTUUIFEFGBNJOHQPPS MPXFSTPDJBMDMBTTDJUJ[FOT As a graduating senior, I will have some fond memories of my time at Winthrop: hanging out with friends, traveling to new Aaron Fountain places, taking Special to courses with the Johnsonian great professors and conducting original research. However, one of the most frustrating aspects about my experience at Winthrop has been my peers’ ignorance of social class. On too many occasions, I have heard the most uneducated and dispiriting remarks uttered about former professor Michael Evans once said “you can drive through any poor neighborhood and see the nicest cars.” Occasionally, a student will that people on food stamps are better recently, in a class that I take with mostly graduate students, the students said that too many people in the U.S. are dependent on government, and homeless people feel like they have no self-worth compared to jobless people in Nicaragua. In each of these incidents (and many more), I felt as if they thought there were no students in the class from lower-class backgrounds. I usually do not discuss my socio-eco-

nomic background in class, but when I do, people are usually shocked; in actuality, they are surprised that I do poor people. As a person who grew up and currently lives well under the poverty line, my time around middle- and


Students at Winthrop should stop talking about poor people as if they do not exist.

upper-middle class students has been a learning experience. Even though many students will talk negatively about the poor, few will talk about how their own socio-economic The students who attended the Multicultural Student Council’s cultural event on social class called “Class Matters,” are clueless about the trouble I had while recruiting panel members. Attempting to recruit people from other organizations to be on the panel, I got the assistant director for fraternity and

meeting of one fraternity to inform them about the program. month before the program, I did not receive one message from someone who said they were interested; nor did anybody ask me to provide more information. I was then forced to take the route that I least desired— recruiting people from MSC to participate on the panel. Students at Winthrop should stop talking about poor people as if they do not exist, and start educating themselves on class diversity. The ple means race, but social class also and society. Winthrop students should know that someone from my socioeconomic background has been have contrasting views on economic justice and fairness. Constantly hanging around people from similar backgrounds makes people become defensive of their status and insensitive to the needs of others. Although I will be in graduate school in Bloomington, Indiana next semester, I can only hope that someone brings awareness of class diversity to Winthrop, and will continue to challenge students to expand their knowledge on contemporary issues.

Editor encourages students to push through rough times As I write this, there are a lot of things on my mind. My brother just graduated Jacob Wingard Opinion Editor

academy and is beginning his career as a

be getting married soon and it leaves me to think about my own life. On top of this, several of my friends here at Winthrop will be graduating, moving or otherwise just leaving the campus for personal reasons. It’s one of those situations where I’m left to wonder what I’ll do in the following year. There are a lot of things for me to worry about right now, as the following year will be my last at Winthrop. Afterwards, I’ll be dropped into a horrendous job market with only some scarce idea of what I actually want to do with my life. Over the course of my time here at Winthrop, I’ve met some amazing people and some who I wish I had never associated with; I’ve had some of my happiest moments and some of the most miserable of my life while here. Yet, through all the good and bad that’s come from it, I’ve never regretted my decision to come to Winthrop. This place is a safe place for students, an old and friendly soul willing to reach out and take it. So, that brings me to my point. As students, we need to reach out and take advantage of the opportunities that have been presented to us and will likely never be presented to us again. At Winthrop, we’re surrounded with numerous peers of our age group who can both challenge and deepen our beliefs and our knowledge.

At the age of 21, I know next to nothing about this world. My time in the Mass Communication Department and working at the Johnsonian has proven just how trite most of my works actually are. Despite the numerous times that I’ve had to face my failings, that failure has been met with kindness and a guiding hand to lead me to something better. This experience isn’t just my own; every student at this college has known the sting of a low grade or having to be lead to something bigger and better. What gets me is that even though we work and work, Winthrop students get discouraged. They may change majors or even drop out of school all together. Some have circumstances that make any other choice impossible, but others do it simply because they don’t want to Don’t quit. My knowledge may be limited and there is a lot about life that I have to learn, but there is one lesson that’s been drilled into my head over the past 16 to 17 years of education. Nothing can be accomplished if you don’t try and if you don’t continue to try. As the semester comes to a close and many students turn their eyes toward summer vacation, I would encourage them to stop and really think about what they want. Goals are often the only thing that keep us going at this point. Our dreams to be more than a student, to have that dream job or to be completely independent, all of that depends on what we do now. Right grades in classes and knocking those luck, Winthrop students, and know know they did for me.

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to brush our feathers and preen for everyone to view. On this day, all residence halls

open their doors, usually after a late in various themes, to possibilities. They open their doors to the possible future students of Winthrop. After all, there would be no Winthrop without its students. It’s important to show people what going to college is actually like, with all of its struggles and triumphs. These future students need to exneed to feel the weary exhaustion of all-nighters and the dragging grogginess of early classes, as well as the

deliriously amusing moments of ridiculousness that happen in between study sessions. We can’t show these future students everything in one day, but we can certainly show them some of the best parts. However, Worldwide Winthrop Day is not just for the future students; it is also for their parents. Having a child leave the nest and go away to college is sometimes more terrifying for the parent than for the student. Worldwide Winthrop Day

is also to show parents that college isn’t such a scary place after all. Their children are in good hands. Winthrop is a great place for freshmen to utilize and spread their wings a bit. Here, in residence halls, being with friends is like having a sleepover 24/7. Unfortunately, that isn’t always true for some students. RA’s and tour guides warn students about potential problems, such as roommate issues, and advise future and current students about ways to solve problems peaceably. While there are a lot of facets to

consider when deciding on a college, it’s better to get your questions by On Worldwide Winthrop Day, visitors are able to take a peek into current students’ everyday lives. Winthrop ambassadors, tour guides, and residence assistant, help future students view what they will be experiencing within the next year. exciting adventure. Sometimes it may seem like it’s overwhelming and nerve-wracking, but there is a reason we students chose Winthrop.

Jacob Wingard | Opinion Editor



TJSports Winthrop baseball picks up after three-game losing streak By Jacob Hallex Multimedia Editor

and then hit a batter to bring in the tying run. With a tied ball

The Winthrop Eagles took two out of the three games in a weekend series against the Radford Highlanders at Eagle Field.


losing streak.

the top of the fourth. Radford third baseman Hunter Higgerson

limit the damage and hold Radford to only score one more run

lead and secure the game with two more runs bringing them to

his second RBI of the game in the fourth inning with a well placed bunt to the Radford pitcher bringing Daniels home to score the games fourth run.

for the sweep.

The Eagles responded in the bottom of the third by putting Junior outfielder TJ Olesczuk slides to first after a steal attempt. 1IPUPCZ+BDPC)BMMFYt.VMUJNFEJB&EJUPS

Lady Eagles take two of three from Campbell on road By Tanisha Terrell Assistant Sports Editor

and Bradlee Holeman pitched for Winthrop.

end of the third. Winthrop heated back up in the top of the fourth with another home run

three game series. The team came out with two also hit a home run bringing in two more runs in the bottom of the fourth. Their eighth run

team added two more runs in the top of the with another home run hit by senior Mel

games of the series.

The team scored two more runs in the top RBIs and one home run. wild pitch. Freshman Megan Winningham gets a hit. 1IPUPCZ+BDPC)BMMFYt.VMUJNFEJB&EJUPS

cocks at 6 p.m. The team scored two more runs in the top

Women’s lacrosse drops second straight to Longwood By Adarrell Gadsden Managing Editor The Winthrop Eagles lacrosse team dropped their second Big

The Eagles came into the contest

goals. Winthrop had three players The game started the way most the second half both teams would defense.

would lead the Eagles in the scoring category at the half with two in the

before Winthrop would answer with

Danielle Ellis at two points apiece. The second half was a lot better to

conference win this season as they The Eagles led the scoring catego

Danielle Ellis. The teams would

Big South Player of the Week

games last week


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Michael Owens | Sports Editor

Tanisha Terrell | Asst. Sports Editor




WU Opera Theatre stages “The Pirates of Penzance” By Raven Brown Special to the Johnsonian The Winthrop Opera Theatre

The performance depicts the tale of

ence members to receive from our performance that opera can be enjoy-

WU receives the largest gift ever 4$)0-"34)*1tfrom front

“These scholarships will have a meaningful impact on our ability

that this gift will provide a much better environment for theatre majors to take advantage of more opportunities. “The gift that Dr. Comstock announced during her inaugural address will have a

and they will make going to college and completing a degree a real

literally dozens of theatre majors at Winthrop. The generosity of Dr.

detailed that as a result of this

barriers for our students and make it possible for them to achieve their educational goals – and because

bound to the pirates until her turns Between their laughter and ap-

The Winthrop University Opera Theatre staged a special production

will be released from his indentures and take up his new duty destroying the pirates. Frederic meets and falls

this past weekend as a part of Rock

general who opposes having a pirate for a son-in-law. Upon discovering that he was born

act comedic opera in Byrnes Auditoat Winthrop. student’s accomplishments and the transition of the last dress rehearsal

between his obligations to the band

ate student perusing his masters in

lines and voices of the cast. junior early childhood education major. “It was funny and cleverly written. The choreography was great and it was beautiful listening to their

tion exceeded his expectations. “I was impressed by the wonderful cast and the strength of all their

dedicated to theorizing the “Dare Winthrop students and enhance

ate a lasting legacy that will touch the lives of our students for years

more proud of them. I’m proud to be

regardless of what their majors are.

gift are scheduled to start being


“Next Fall” showcases a play of two lovers


'"--tfrom front

the audience’s eyes. Adam and Luke’s family and friends are sitting in the waiting room. Adam reads

harvesting machines as opposed to life-saving people. There are many other issues fo-

scheduled to pay him a visit. Luke getting rid of traces of his secret sins. As pictures and evidence are

a r u m a Ta

Ayak By Ramazan Heyni Arts & Culture Editor Our international student of the week is Ayaka Tamura from Japan. She chose to study at Winthrop because of what the university has to strong passion for them. Tamura’s hobbies are listening to watching and going to movies and theatre. Tamura’s homesickness made it hard for her to focus on staying here a couple weeks after she arrived because she did not know anyone here and so familiarizing herself with the culture

accidentally meets his son’s secret lover holding a kinky portrait of telltale evidence. The two of them share many similar interests. The Christian dad and his son’s atheist lover are compatible from the start

tions that show his admiration for the theory of evolution. As Adam discusses how evidence seems to support the idea of some kind of

drug addict who’s very talkative and judgmental. She constantly throws her hilarious antics.

something without a soul morph for the last 5 years... don’t mean proposition. After the crowd’s been waiting patiently to hear about the bed-

up being meaningless because the man he loves is dead. He then

phobic and cannot divorce himself from his views. The play bounces back and forth Tamura’s future goal is to be able to teach kids in Japan. “ I want to prioriwhich Luke and Adam’s love story

and declares that it’s all over.

who wants to know how Luke is. Then Adam says the last words

possibilities to best teach children. I also want to be involved in activities that facilitate exchanging theatrical arts between Japan and other coun-

is at how cold and in sensitive the doctors are. They seem to be organ-

Tamura has been to Australia and she plans to visit more countries. Tamura is so glad that Winthrop has a good-sized gym where students can

the organs out before they pull the but thought-provoking note.

in which Luke is in the hospital

Art Student of the Week

university back home doesn’t have a

keep a balance between schoolwork and activities due to Winthrop having

same way because “Americans are so said. “I am enjoying my life in America and American culture now. I miss Japanese food and baths a lot though. sweet tea. “It was too sweet and I could not drink it. Japanese don’t Tamura said. Since Tamura is familiar with difbelieves she knows all it takes to appreciate them in a way that one can get the most out of them. She very much

tions and other on-campus activities. Tamura thinks that the education system in America and Japan is relatively the same “except communications and relationships between the From the time period she has been advises students who want to travel to another country to prepare themselves about the culture of the country and education system of the university that they are going to attend.



does have her dislikes about art. “It’s when people judge what artists do even when

By Brittany Rauch Staff Writer

“Some people think it’s easy and they think we don’t

and mainlining them could be even ent and new languages and cultures. Tamura said.

a way to continue their education and pursue their passions. This week’s Art Student of the Week is a She claims that her family is her number one fans. They support her in her craft. “Seeing and meeting successful musicians inspire

in piano performance. through an undergraduate degree and now into her master’s.

me to strive more and be the best that I can ever be. failure or a mistake. They push her to strive to do more and be better. She also claims that artists tend to

Her mother used to teach piano when she was a child and her interest with the instrument grew from there. teacher around 6 years old and hasn’t stopped since then. “Art is not art without all forms of it incorporated with. Art is more than what we see or hear. It is what

Ramazan Heyni | Arts & Culture Editor

she hopes to continue teaching music and inspiring others.

Anna-Marie Hayward | Asst. Arts & Culture Editor


Students learn truth behind the Pink Ribbon


By Adam Matonic Staff Writer

cancer awareness. are not in control of their own message,” trouble.” disgusting,” she said.

Band from Atlanta rocks Winthrop campus

Students see the impact of Acoma pottery

By Anna-Marie Hayward Assistant Arts & Culture Editor

By Adam Matonic Staff Writer

said. mance, Crawford came in the audience,

“Art sets standards of how to be a better

members and singing along with them.

March 25.

and danced.

on stage that glowed blue when hit. also essential to their religious life.” drums. stringing his electric guitar, Crawford stances. “Carousels,” their latest song of their new

such as rain, clouds, lightning and the birds that

CrossWUrd Puzzle


In the middle of the concert, Crawford




hair loss.


April 10 G M

April 11 The Evolution of Medieval Armor Amphitheatre 2 p.m.

BFA Senior Exhibition McLaurin Gallery Lewandowski Student Gallery 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Ensemble Series: Winthrop Jazz Ensemble Barnes Recital Hall 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

The Mineola Twins: A Comedy in Six Scenes, Four Dreams and Six Wigs by Paula Vogel Johnson Theatre 8 p.m

April 12


Senior Exhibition Department of Fine Arts Lewandowski Student Gallery 6 p.m. The Mineola Twins: A Comedy in Six Scenes, Four Dreams and Six Wigs by Paula Vogel Johnson Theatre 8 p.m

For Fun


April 14

American Hustle DiGiorgio Campus Center


7:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.; $2 w/ WU ID, $5 w/o; FREE with


April 15

April 16

Writing Our Lives: Poems

BFA Senior Exhibition McLaurin Gallery Lewandowski Student Gallery 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Senior Exhibition G BFA McLaurin Gallery Lewan-

History Month Little Chapel 5 p.m.

dowski Student Gallery 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Ensemble Series-Winthrop Clarinet Choir, Deborah Loomer-director Barnes Recital Hall 7:30 p.m.

The Mineola Twins: A Comedy in Six Scenes, Four Dreams and Six Wigs by Paula Vogel Johnson Theatre 8 p.m

Zumba in the Dark DiGiorgio Campus Center Richardson Ballroom B 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

April 13 Special Event-York County Choral Society Spring Concert Byrnes Auditorium 4 p.m.

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