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November 13, 2013

News Briefs

Students visit state supreme court

Campus No

pets allowed

Due to the numerous puppies spotted about campus, Student Services sent out an email to remind students The Enlightener only allows pet fish and rocks. Pets of any other kind are not allowed to visit or reside anywhere on campus. This mandate extends over, but is not limited to, residence halls, classrooms, university buildings and campus grounds. auditioNs Now opeN

Auditions for the play Our Town are now open. Auditions will be held on Monday, November, 18 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the School of Theatre Building. Those willing to audition should arrive 15 minutes early and fill out an audition form. It is also preferable that a headshot and resume be provided. Those participating should memorize a 60-second monologue of their choice or else they will recite a provided passage.

NatioNal dyNamiC duo Immanuel Lee and Cara Lee Williams, a Florida couple, were finally arrested and then charged with committing 15 bank robberies. The couple had been on a year-long bank robbery spree that finally ended with their arrest. The two were finally caught once investigators compiled surveillance video and public records to match the couple to the vehicles that were used in the robberies.

NatioNwide KNish shortage A fire in a New York knish factory, said to be the world’s largest maker of knishes, has created a nationwide shortage. Knish is a Jewish dish that is a square, fried doughy pillow of pureed potatoes. The factory however, seems to be quick to bounce back from the fire, as it has promised to end the knish shortage by Thanksgiving, which coincides with the start of Hanukkah.

Kristin Zirkelbach, junior, pets a future K-9 police dog.

Photo courtesy of Daniel Marsh

Chelsea Ferguson Editor-in-Chief “With freedom, liberty and justice for all” isn’t simply the end of the Pledge of Allegiance. For students interested in government and law enforcement careers, it is a life motto. Members from NGU’s Criminal Justice and Legal Studies Club took a trip on Thursday November 7 to the South Carolina Supreme Court and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED).

The group of 26 students and 3 faculty and staff members took a tour of the Supreme Court and were allowed to sit in on two hearings, one criminal and one civil. A highlight for many of the students was their hands-on visit to SLED. Caroline Rexroad, senior, said, “It was really interesting to see everything they are able to do. They range from forensics to K-9 units to helicopters. We got to hold some guns and other equipment, play

with some K-9 puppies, and go inside the helicopters.” Nathan Cole, senior, echoed Caroline’s thoughts, “I personally like the tour of SLED became that’s what I want to do after college but there was nothing I really didn’t like.” Traveling to the South Carolina Supreme Court and SLED gave students interested in law enforcement and government careers a glimpse into what their futures may hold.

Allie Outhouse Managing Editor

God’s word to grow spiritually whether one is reading a verse, a psalm or an entire book of the Bible. One must carefully observe (O) the truths portrayed within the scripture; only then can those truths be applied (A) to life. Conclude the Bible study with prayer (P), discussing with God the truth He taught and ask God to help perfect that truth in one’s life. Ward concluded her time with the women by providing them outlines of the topics they had discussed and with 40 bible verses she and her husband had prayerfully selected. She said that her hope was that each girl would receive a verse that aptly suited

Sophomore Rachel Remington remarked, “I got a reminder of things that I knew but I haven’t been keeping in mind enough.” Meanwhile, Buckley encouraged men to step up by reminding them that God is faithful, according to Alex Carpenter, junior. Patrick Coggins, sophomore, recalled that Buckley spoke from Micah 6:8 and Daniel 1:8 to highlight characteristics Christian men should display. He added, “The main thing I learned from this was that Christ has set the standards for men at high standards and it is only through Him that we can be the men that we are supposed to be.”

Local Baptist leaders shepherd students

From S.O.A.P to how to be a man (swift as coursing river), this year North Greenville University’s Men and Women’s Conference spoke to more than marriage. NGU women met with Donna Ward, director of women’s ministries at First Baptist North Spartanburg, spoke to the women in Turner Chapel while Seth Buckley, student minister at First Baptist Spartanburg Church, spoke to the men in Tigerville Baptist Church. Tuesday evening Ward shared how to study the Bible with the S.O.A.P. Method. Beginning with scripture (S), one must also read



November 13th, 2013

Professors prove classics are timeless

Alex Kern Lifestyle Editor If the professors at North Greenville University were movie critics, they would give the classics the most nods. Professor of Christian studies Adrian Pater loves the classic Fiddler on the Roof because it shows how parents love their children unconditionally. In the movie, a Jewish father struggles with his daughter marrying a nonJewish man, despite her father’s wishes. By the end, viewers are aware he still loves her. Pater said he loves the movie’s message. “All parents are required to give their children roots. Then, as painful as that can be, these same parents have to give their children wings,” he said. Cathy Sepko, Dean of Humanities, said her favorite film is It’s a Wonderful Life. The film is about a man named George Bailey, played by James Stewart,

who wishes for another life. When his wish is granted, he finds he had everything he wanted all along. Spanish instructor Michelle Heard said one of her top films is The Man in the Iron Mask, based on the book written by Alexandre Dumas, who also wrote T h e T h r e e Musketeers and The Count of Monte-Cristo. Heard is a fan of history and likes the fact that the main actor in The Man in the Iron Mask, Leonardo DiCaprio, achieved playing two different people at once. Shur Gopal, professor of mass communication, is a fan of the James Bond 007

movies. “I love James Bond so much that I have watched each of those 23 films more than a dozen times,” Gopal said. Assistant professor of sociology Susan Kahl loves the BBC version of Jane Eyre. She said, “I am drawn to people who do the right thing even when it is difficult and will cost them.” The movie is based on the book by Charlotte Bronte. It is about Jane Eyre, a young girl who spent most of her childhood in an orphanage. She pursues a tutoring occupation at the home of a very tortured man named Edward Rochester, with whom she falls in love, and suffers a broken heart when she discovers Rochester’s terrible secret. Shannon Fike, professor of American Sign Language, enjoys The Wizard of Oz, which was released in 1939. The movie starred Judy Garland who played Dorothy and Margaret Hamilton who played the wicked witch of

the west. The movie is based on the book written by L. Frank Baum. In the movie, when a tornado comes through Dorothy’s home, she is swept away to Oz, where she seeks the help of a tin man, a lion and a scarecrow and tries to get back to Kansas. Professor of history and geog raphy Rosemar y Thrasher said her favorite film of all-time is the musical Camelot, which is a satirical play about the story of King Arthur and the knights of the round table. Professor of theatre Amy Dunlap said her favorite movie, hands-down, is Gone with the Wind. She said she loves the details of not only the costumes but also the acting. She is impressed a movie

made in 1939 contains a great deal of r e m a rk a b l e elements. Gone with the Wind is one of the most praised films ever made and when inflation is taken into account, the movie was more successful in the box office than any other. The Sound of Music is one of Spanish instructor Rebecca Deal’s favorites. She said, “I enjoyed it because it was based on a true story, because of the beautiful scenes in Austria, the meaningful songs, the military challenges faced at that time, and because of the positive influence that the funloving and musically gifted Maria had on the children and the strict military father.”

Not all college students have to be broke: Managing money Faith Auslund Staff Writer Sometimes money seems to disappear. Stewart Good, instructor of accounting at North Greenville University, has some tips about how to hold onto it. College students are known for being broke, and their creative, sometimes dangerous, moneysaving ideas are often laughed at on the Internet. The financial struggles of college students, however, are not always a joke. says that 54 percent of South Carolina college graduates acquire an average of around $27,000 of debt. Even without student loans, college students usually have no extra money. Good said one of the biggest mistakes students make with their money is mindless consuming. He advised watching every quarter and knowing where it goes. “You only control your costs,” Good said.

One of Good’s college professors taught him to abide by a rule called 80/10/10. “When I worked, I paid ten percent tithe,” said Good, “and I invested ten percent, and I just made it on 80 percent of my income.” He explained that some sort of income is essential to keep from draining the bank. “If nothing’s coming in, it just seems like [money] goes so much faster,” he said. He was pleasantly surprised when he learned he was able to live as well on 80 percent as ten percent. Getting started can be a little tough, but Good explained that getting on a budget would eventually develop a moneysaving mindset. The thought of working out a detailed budget can be overwhelming, but Good said envelopes are all that is really needed – one for gas money, one for entertainment, one for

food and other living necessities. “Envelopes help you restrict your spending, and you get a little more meticulous.” When making a financial plan, Good said to focus on the entertainment part of the budget. “You really blow it quickly,” he said. He also suggested students make a category for books and recommended e-books as a cheaper alternative to expensive hard-copy volumes. He said, “This generation is so used to visual, I’m not convinced you have to spend a fortune on a book.” It is very reasonable to take a semester or year off to work and save. Taking summer school is also

a good way to cut down on financial troubles. Working and taking classes during the summer lightens up the credit load for fall and spring semesters, allowing the student to work during the school year as well. Good recommended studying abroad for a semester, which can cut the budget, especially in a country where living costs are inexpensive.

Another financial mistake college students often make is overlooking scholarships. “You’ve got to be willing to get on the Internet and look for scholarships. It’s free money,” said Good. Investing during college is always a good idea. If a student works more hours than he or she is budgeted for, Good recommended investing that money. The key is to research thoroughly and find a reliable company. A very stressful matter all students must address is how they will prepare for life after graduation. To prepare, Good said it is essential to continue to be a learner. Listening to the life-experiences of accounting and business professors and asking them questions can help guide students to financial security after college.

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