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Issue 5, Vol. 120
Wednesday March 19th, 2014
L.I.G.H.T. teams spring into missions Alex Kern Lifestyle Editor During spring break, some vacationed at the beach, others relaxed at home but North Greenville University’s L.I.G.H.T. teams missioned in Jordan and Nicaragua.
T h e team for Jordan left March 7 and, once members arrived, they began working with a school to teach English. Among those who went is Katie Baker, sophomore, who is studying to teach English as a second language. In Jordan, she not only taught in classrooms for all different ages, she also held a club for fourth and fifth-graders, where she taught English, played games and answered any questions the children had about America. Outside of teaching, the team visited several families’ homes. Baker said one evening the team members ate dinner in a Muslim home, where they sang Christian songs while Director for Global Missions Allen McWhite played the guitar.
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Baker said, “Getting to share what we believe through song and prayer with a family of Muslims was an amazing experience, and even more amazing is the fact that they were open to it.”
Ta y l o r B o w e n , freshman, said she learned what the media says about the Middle East scares many people into not wanting
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to minister there. The Muslim family was open to hosting Christians in their home, and she said not once did she feel in danger in the country.
To help the children who are forced to leave the orphanage once they turn 18, the team built what is called a transition home. Casey Goodwin, senior, describes
Bowen said, “I would encourage everyone [who wants to serve] to go to the Middle East.” “I made so many friends and awesome connections in my time there,” said Baker, “and I hope that I made an impact on the people there of what a Christian really is and who we are. I hope that maybe we have opened a door and can now continue to minister to the Islamic peoples of Jordan.” While one team was impacting lives of people in Jordan, another was affecting lives in Nicaragua. NGU students helped Nicaraguan children through a vacation Btible School, where they sang, played games and told Bible stories. The team members also stayed in an orphanage, where they were able to share Christ and build friendships with the children..
this as a place to live until they can get on their feet as adults. Goodwin said, “One of the most memorable things for me was just seeing how welcoming and happy the Nicaraguans were, even though they have nothing but a one-room home with no running water.” The team also laid concrete for a church.
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In addition to helping the Nicaraguans, Goodwin saw what little they had. She also saw, however, how happy they were. She said, “It made me feel a lot
more grateful for what I do have and what is given to me because even the “ t i n y ” residence hall I live in is far more than most people in Nicaragua will ever see.”
Micah 6:8 And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.
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News Briefs LocaL NatioNaLLy
Greenville has recently been nominated as the best cycling city in the nation. You can vote at 10best.com.
poet visits LocaLs
Poet Laureate, Natasha Trethewey, will be reading some of her poetry at Clemson Literary Festival at 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 27.
creates battLe for water
A severe drought in the western states has led to some legal issues over water rights for farmers. At the moment farmers are winning.
Nemo escapes aquarium Diners at T-Rex restaurant in Downtown Disney in Orlando, Fla. had to evacuate the restaurant when a fish tank burst on March 17. Waiters jumped in to save the fish and onlookers caught the antics on smart phones. No fish were harmed in this Disney accident.
iNterNatioNaL ukraiNiaN upDate Vladimir Putin recognized the annexation of the Republic of Crimea, which the U.S. and the U.N. claimed as illegal. Ukraine refuses to recognized the annexation, but Russia is planning to vote on absorbing Crimea.
On Sunday, U.S. Navy Seals recaptured a commercial tanker that was hijacked by three Libyans this month. No one was injured in the raid.
Street smarts: surviving to senior year Faith Auslund Assistant Editor The recent kidnapping attempt at the Travelers Rest WalMart brought the issue of safety close to home at North Greenville University. In order to stay safe around campus, Billy Watson, director of Student Services, says to always be aware of your surroundings. It is also never a good idea to walk or run around campus alone or at night. Because NGU does not operate behind closed gates, the risk of a possibly hostile outsider getting on campus rises. Watson says that students should have Campus Security’s number in an easily reachable place in case of emergency. Safety threats are not only on campus, however. Watson says that when it comes to off campus safety, “Being smart is being safe.” Take a roommate or friend along on a trip to Wal-Mart. Little things like checking a car before entering it and always having your
phone ready and keys in hand can make a big difference. Also, parking near lights is another way to stay safe. When leaving campus for any reason, it is always a good idea to let someone know where you are going and when you plan to return. There are some apps available for phones now with speed dial and other safety options. “We are looking for options all the time to give [students] all the resources they need to be safe,” Watson said. In case of a school emergency, Watson said that it is imperative that students follow all instructions. “If we tell you to stay where you are at, we mean it.” Campus Security officers are required to undergo hours of training. The surrounding area safety departments can be on campus as quickly as possible in case of emergency. In order to stay safe, students should lock their doors and windows and stay in contact with Campus Security.
Hannah Boyle, junior Q: How do you stay safe on and off campus? A: When I’m on and off campus I pay attention to my surroundings, especially off campus. I don’t text while walking around so I can keep an eye out on what is around me. When I can I usually stay in groups or with someone else. And usually when I go off campus I tell someone where I’m going so they know. Q: Have you ever felt threatened on or off campus? A: I’ve never felt threatened on campus. The only time I’ve felt threatened off campus is when I’m at a gas station and it’s late at night. Creeps live at the gas station at night. Q: Do you think that females are more targeted than males in today’s culture? Or vice versa? A: I think girls are definitely more targeted than guys. Girls are seen as defenseless and in this culture, dumb. Girls are seen as weak. But I’m not weak. I’m a beast.
Chandler Saylors, junior Q: How do you stay safe on and off campus? A: I feel pretty safe on campus, but I try not to be alone at night. If I am, I make sure I am very well aware of my surroundings. I never travel alone off campus. Especially when I make runs to Wal-Mart, I like to have at least one other person with me. But again, I am always really aware of my surroundings. When I am walking through parking lots, I keep my keys in my hand as a small form of self defense. Q: Have you ever felt threatened on or off campus? A: I haven’t felt threatened during my time at NGU. I think campus security does a great job at making all of the students feel safe. Q: Do you think that females are more targeted than males in today’s culture? Or vice versa? A: I do think that females are more targeted than males in today’s culture. I feel like females generally appear to be weaker than males.
Female students are asked to never prop open the entrances to their residence halls. Several colleges including Lander, Wofford and Coastal Carolina have experienced break-ins as a result of doors not being fully closed. “[The locks] are not there to keep you out, they’re there to keep other people out,” said Watson. Some Christians say that because God is all-powerful, we only need to rely on Him to protect us. Watson gave his thoughts on the subject. “We don’t want to tempt fate,” Watson said. “We aren’t going to go to the top of a building and jump off and say, ‘Well, God’s going to save me.’ We’ve got to be smart at the same time.” In case of emergency, Campus Security can be reached at (864) 977-7777. For more safety information, read NGU’s student handbook The Enlightener.
Students’ weigh in on safety issues
Jacob Gates, senior Q: How do you stay safe on and off campus? A: If we’re talking about being safe as in making sure I don’t get mugged or attacked or something, mostly I just pay attention to my surroundings. My family are also proponents of firearm protection, and there have always been guns in our home. If my life is directly threatened that would be my response. Q: Have you ever felt threatened on or off campus? A: Not really. Definitely never on campus. Off campus there have been one or two times I realized I was walking somewhere maybe I shouldn’t have been but it didn’t really bother me that badly. Q: Do you think that females are more targeted than males in today’s culture? A: Yes, I would definitely say so. The thought doesn’t cross my mind that I need to make sure I’m careful so I’m not assaulted. However, if my girlfriend was out walking alone at some of the same places, I’d would definitely be worried and concerned.
Opinion Letter to the editor: Veto of Arizona religious liberty bill raises concerns Andrew Stevens Media Instructor Last week Governor Brewer of Arizona vetoed a bill that granted people who had religious objections the right to refuse providing commercial services when doing so violated their religious beliefs. Critics of the bill hailed the veto as a reinforcement of civil rights laws of the 60’s whereas supporters of the bill saw the veto as a further erosion of religious liberty. The poster child case for this bill was the suit brought in California against a Christian florist who refused to decorate for a same-sex marriage. The refusal brought an onslaught of threats and boycotts. Even suppliers for the florist were targeted if they continued to sell to the florist. So is the veto a good thing? At the outset, I want to make clear that this is not an opinion about whether or not the florist should have taken the couple as a client. I am actually more troubled by the veto and its implications. The main problem with the bill, in my opinion, is that it was too limited in scope. I wish it had been broader and had addressed a conscientious objection as a legitimate grounds for refusal. In other words, I wish that it had been written to protect people from having to participate in an
activity for which they had moral or other objections. In the California case, the florist did not refuse to sell flowers to homosexuals because of their homosexuality, but because the couple wanted the florist to participate in the marriage ceremony by decorating for it. According to reports, the florist had provided flowers to both heterosexual and homosexual customers on a regular basis. The problem came when the
or religious rights and moves to whether or not a person in a commercial venture can be compelled to act in a way that is contrary to his or her core convictions. What if Exodus International were to attempt to hire a homosexual-owned public relations firm to launch a new campaign for conversion therapy? Would the owner of the PR firm have the right to decline the business? Should a pro-life nurse in a maternity unit be compelled
Should a Jewish printer be compelled to print an anti semitic tract for a group of neo-nazis or jihadists, or should a woman website designer be forced to develop an insulting website for a misogynist? Should an AfricanAmerican painter have the right to refuse a commission to design a propaganda poster glorifying the Ku Klux Klan? request was made that the florist become more deeply involved by being the decorator for the samesex wedding. The suit denied the florist a freedom of conscience and required that the florist participate in what he or she regarded as an immoral act. The implications go far beyond the question of gay rights
to perform an elective abortion simply because abortions may be performed in that area? Should a Jewish printer be compelled to print an anti semitic tract for a group of neo-nazis or jihadists, or should a woman website designer be forced to develop an insulting website for a misogynist? Should an African-American painter have
the right to refuse a commission to design a propaganda poster glorifying the Ku Klux Klan? I was seeking a T-shirt printer for club shirts for an on-campus organization. The discussion was going fine until I mentioned the NGU motto, “Christ makes the difference.” When I indicated that I wanted the motto printed on the sleeve, the printer immediately refused to handle my order. I chose to take my business elsewhere and look for another printer. Should I have pressed the case and launched a discrimination suit? I believe not. Rightly or wrongly, the person had his own reasons for being unwilling to handle my order. I am not going to impose on them. I do not believe I would be bringing glory to God by doing so. So, do people have the right to refuse to participate in an activity when they have a moral or conscientious objection? I believe they do, and I believe the protection of freedom of conscience is a protection that crosses racial, gender, age, cultural and religious liberty. To force a person to act contrary to their conscience is to diminish their humanity and this diminishes us all.
The past is more than just history; it’s perspective Jeremy Wetherton Sports Editor At what point does the past need to be forgotten or should it always be remembered? Some historical events feel as though they are better forgotten, but in the instance of baseball, the history of the game provides an amazing appreciation for the game. In a recent turn of events, Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter decided one of his players needed to know more about the roots of baseball. Showalter assigned Orioles prospect Josh Hart to write a onepage report on Frank Robinson,
the Hall-of-Fame member who was the first ever AfricanAmerican manager in the Major League Baseball. While the assignment was reportedly beneficial for Hart, per the LA Times, it raises an interesting question for the players and people of baseball today. Should players know the history of the game, or does it even matter? A basic knowledge of the past is a necessity for players in the present-day MLB. Each and every player in the MLB should know who Jackie Robinson is and what he did when he broke the racial barrier and became the first non-white player in MLB history. The players need to know of
Roberto Clemente, one of the first Latin-American baseball stars who popularized the sport in Puerto Rico, Cuba and other Latin American countries. These are only two of the numerous people who have greatly affected the game and changed the culture of baseball worldwide. In many instances, the only reason many of the current players can play is due to the triumphs of a former baseball player. Knowing where the game has come from allows players to respect the game today. Every day that a player laces up his cleats and hits the field, he should be grateful for the opportunity to play one of the greatest sports
ever invented and the ability to participate in America’s pastime. Baseball has been seen in recent years as a selfish game, as players hire agents who only look out for themselves and their own paychecks. Alex Rodriguez made $28 million last year for playing in 44 games. To put it in simpler terms, he makes over $3,000 per hour. That’s ludicrous. Out of pure respect for the game, these players should learn the sport’s history and how difficult life was for the average player in the past. Perhaps the players will then learn how blessed they are to play the game and how their greed is trampling it today.
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Editors Chelsea Ferguson editor-in-chief
Allie Outhouse managing editor
Paddy O’Conor news & opinions editor
AlEx Kern lifes tyle editor
Jeremy wetherton spor ts editor
Artyom Chekmasov photo editor
Dante Wilcox assis tant editor
Faith Auslund assis tant editor
Karyn Campbell adviser
Writers Senior Wr iter
Jonathan Coelho Associate Wr iter s
Katy Brank Curt Painter Staff Wr iter s
Carlee Colvard Carli Frady Abigail Tinker
Graphic Artists Jennifer Melton Linnea Stevens
Copy Editors Danielle Bates Katie Tudor Editorial Policy: All letters to the editor are welcome. All letters are subject to editing. Letters must have factual name, phone numbers and P.O. box number: Letters will be published based on content and timeliness. Opinions expressed in letters are not necessarily the opinion of The Skyliner or its staff. The Skyliner is published by the Mass Communication Department, North Greenville University, Tigerville, S.C.
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NASA attempts to conquer the final frontier Curt Painter Associate Writer Despite Star Trek’s lovable kitsch and ardent overacting, it did manage to get one thing right. Space is the final frontier and will always be as ubiquitous and unknown to humans as the common yawn. While the government is not making earth-shattering breakthroughs on what makes people yawn, it is making earthexiting breakthroughs on new, possibly hospitable planets. According to CNN.com, NASA discovered 715 new planets” and “four of [the] 715 newly discovered planets may support Earth-like life. T he Kepler space telescope is the reason for the sudden influx of recently-discovered divine spheres. NASA shot the Kepler space telescope into the void of space five years ago. Since then, it has been spying on planets with an imperialistic eye, searching for places fit for human life. Now that an ample amount of time has gone by, the Kepler space
telescope has amassed a treasure trove of planetary information. But do not start the tickertape parade just yet; only a handful of the planets are fit for possible human life. Still, this is an incredible discovery in and of itself. (NASA.gov) The discovery of this many planets at one time seems to eschew logic, but it actually utilizes it. NASA discovered all of these planets using a new technique called verification by multiplicity. (CNN.com) They did not search randomly for giant chunks of rock in space. Instead, they focused on stars that the technique suggests are likely to have more than one planet in their orbit. This method aids the madness and propels the dreams of all young and aspiring astronauts to fully explore and discover the entire depth and breadth of the universe. It is an exciting time to be a space fan, as William Borucki, Kepler principal investigator, had to say about the project and future out of earth endeavors. “During the last five years, Kepler
has produced results needed to take the next big step forward in humankind’s search for life in our galaxy— providing information needed for future missions that will ultimately determine the atmospheric composition of Earth-sized exoplanets to discover if they could be habitable.” Beam me up, Scotty.
Adventure is out there for ambitious students
Faith Auslund Assistant Editor
Just because the Duke of Edinburgh lives in England doesn’t mean he’s excluding U.S. students from receiving the international Duke of Edinburgh’s award. The Duke of Edinburgh’s award is a six month to one year international award program offered in levels Bronze, Silver and Gold. Students aged 14 to 24 hoping to receive the award must work on activities in different categories for three months, and then complete three more months specializing in one activity. This award program was established in the United Kingdom by HRH the Duke of Edinburgh in 1956, and has only recently been introduced in the United States. In fact, North Greenville University is only the third U.S. University to offer the
award program to its students. The Duke of Edinburgh’s award is service based, and its goal is to cause character development in the lives of both high school and college students. According to the official Duke of Edinburgh’s Award website, about 300,000 young adults have participated. The website encourages people to get involved by saying, “You’ll find yourself helping people or the community, getting fitter, developing skills, going on an expedition and taking part in a residential activity (Gold only).” The Bronze level award requires a total of 6 months of work in four categories and has been awarded to more than 66,000 participants. These categories are volunteering, physical, skills, and expedition. The activity options for each category are up to the student to decide, and the student
must plan, organize and execute a two day, one night expedition to complete the program. To receive the Silver award along with almost 23,000 others, Bronze award members must complete an additional 6 months of activity development, and first timers must complete 1 year. Gold is the highest award possible, and over 9,000 participants have been awarded. This level requires 1-year total of activity development. Gold members must also participate in one more category, Residential. It is up to each individual to pick activities, carry them out, and record them. The cost of the activities depends on what the individual chooses to do. Joshua Putnam, Career Services, oversees the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award program at NGU. He said currently the program is mainly independent, and students wanting to
participate must organize it themselves. However, he has high hopes for the program starting next school year. Putnam plans to partner with the Outdoor Leadership program to offer classes once or twice a month. Student volunteer and physical activities will still be independent, but teachers will offer guidance for the Skill section of the award, and will aid students in planning expeditions. “We are going to try to build on [the program] and provide resources,” Putnam said. “With enough development, it could be a great benefit to the student body.” The award program is often supplemental to a student’s disciplines. For example, a Mass Communication major can choose photography as his or her skill and get the opportunity to expand beyond regular discipline requirements.
The ultimate goal is to offer the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award program as an elective, possibly one hour a week. Putnam said, “We’re trying to develop a course that will be taught with the program. That’s the goal. Next semester we should have that up and running. I think that that’s how the program can go forward and be a benefit to the student body.” Visit the Duke of Edinburgh’s U.S. site here:
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J. Lee McCormick
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.” - John 3:16
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For J. Lee McCormick, Mondays are one of the best days of the week. He gets to see his students and make a difference in their lives through his genuine love for teaching. McCormick volunteers his time as a professor by teaching first year experience classes to education and undecided majors. When he is not teaching, McCormick can most likely be found on campus or just across the street where he lives with his wife, Barbara, whom he met here at NGU. One of his former FYE students, Mandy Helms, described him as “loving” because he cares about every student and is always smiling. McCormick is adamant in making sure his freshman students are adjusting well to the school during their first semester of college and makes himself readily available to assist them with any of their needs. McCormick said he wants to help his students become difference makers at North Greenville University. Student Courtney Mills said, “He [McCormick] always challenges us to spend time in the Word and explains how it has impacted his life. He is precious and I am so thankful God put him in my life.” McCormick’s advice to all students is to “keep your life centered in the Lord and there’s a lot of other things that follow that. Dedicate yourself to be the best in your walk with the Lord and in your academics, develop a personal mission statement for yourself, choose your friends carefully, and pray about your life’s mate.” McCormick has made it his mission to carry out Christ’s work on the campus of North Greenville University by being involved in multiple facets of the school. As a 1955 NGU graduate with an associate degree in liberal arts, he returned in 1996 to serve as the vice president for academic and student life while teaching classroom management. McCormick said he wanted to be remembered as someone who came to serve the Lord, the students, the faculty and the staff.
Cultural Events Calendar March 24
Hamlin Recital Hall
Hamlin Recital Hall
Omojo Percussion Duo
Faculty Guitar Recital
April 10, 11, 12, 14, 15
Hamlin Recital Hall
NGU Chamber Players
Hamlin Recital Hall
Hamlin Recital Hall
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Women’s basketball finishes season with tough road loss Carli Frady Staff Writer Hard work pays off… at least for the North Greenville University women’s basketball team. Under the coaching of Jayne Arledge, the women’s basketball team attempted to rank itself among the best of Division II teams. With a number of wins and two Crusaders earning Conference titles, the Crusaders are able to reflect on their accomplishments of the 20132014 season. Overall, the team ended the season with 10 wins and 17 losses, with six wins and 12 losses in Conference Carolinas play. The accomplishments of two of the Crusaders earned them spots on the Conference Carolinas All-Conference third team. Juniors Timisty Nelson and Alisha Hope received the honors due to their efforts on both the offensive and defensive ends. Nelson landed among the best in the conference, finishing at fifth in points per game with 14.6 and also in field goal percentage shooting of 49.4 percent. Nelson also scored 393 points on the
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The Crusaders players and coaches posed for their team picture at the beginning of this season. season, recording 41 steals and 16 blocks. In addition, Nelson leads the team in the field goal attempts with 11.8 per game, and field goals made, with 5.8 per game. She also ranks first in her team’s turnovers, with 3.9 per game. Hope was also ranked at the top of her league, with 14.1 points per contest. She finished the season with 367 points, and
a 41 percent shooting from the field. Hope also ranks first in the Crusaders’ rankings in offensive rebounds with 2.6 per game. Moreover, Hope recorded 39 steals, and scored 13 three pointers. Together, Nelson and Hope accounted for almost 41 percent of the team’s scoring. Nelson pulled down 170 rebounds on the
season while Hope followed close behind with 160 rebounds of her own. As for the rest of the team, senior Krisceda Cotton led in the three-point percentage category, shooing 45 percent on the year. Sophomore Taylor Vinson led the free throw percentage by shooting 80 percent and sophomore Tyler Powers led the team with the most
three-point field goal attempts, with an average of 7.8 per game. “I think we improved a lot,” said Nelson. “At first we weren’t that good, but as the season progressed, we did better.” The team opened the season losing six of its first seven games, but turned it around and showed improvement, eventually winning three of its last five games. The season ended on a low note, however, as the team lost in the first round of the conference playoffs to Limestone College by a final score of 69-56. Freshman Emily Wampler was the only player in double figures for the Crusaders, scoring 12 points on the night on four of 10 shooting, along with four rebounds and three assists. The team will face the challenge of replacing five seniors heading into next season. The Crusaders bring in some new talent next year and will look to improve upon last season’s record. “We have a lot of new people coming in,” Nelson stated. “We will probably start off low [in scoring and winning], but we will have to catch up, and we will be able to catch up.”
sports Spring Break Sports Round-Up Jeremy Wetherton Sports Editor
Spring break signals a haitus for students, but not for the athletes. Many teams were very busy over the past week.
Spring break was not kind to the busy Crusader baseball team, which played eight games in the nine-day period. The team opened the week on a high note by beating Barton College 2-0 in game one of a doubleheader. However, they would drop game two by a score of 5-7. The next day, the team traveled to Barton and dropped game three of the series by a score of 2-0. The Crusaders had a day off before traveling to Brevard College, dropping the midweek game by a final score of 8-3. In the fifth game of the week, the team hosted 12th-ranked Georgia College, and lost the game by a score of 14-6. There would be no time to rest, as the team hosted King University in the first game of a three-game series, and lost the game by a score of 2-1. Finally, the team went to King for a doubleheader and lost both games, 12-3 in game one and 14-5 in game two. The games over the break put the Crusaders at 4-18 and 1-5 in conference play.
The Lady Crusaders travelled to Hilton Head to take part in the Hilton Head Lakes Invitational, an 18-team event featuring all nine Conference Carolinas teams. The Crusaders finished the event sixth overall, ahead of seven of the other eight conference foes participating, falling only behind Limestone College, which won the event. Junior AnnaLeis Dilbert finished tied for second in the tournament, carding a 75 on day one and a 78 on day two, totaling 153.
The Crusaders made the most of a chaotic beginning to
spring break, playing six games over four days, winning five of them. On the first day of break, the Crusaders hosted a doubleheader with Pfeiffer University, and the team won both games by scores of 5-0 and 6-3. After a day’s rest, the Crusaders traveled to Tusculum College for a doubleheader and split with the Pioneers. The Crusaders took game one by a score of 7-0 and dropped game two by a score of 4-0. Finally the team travelled to Milligan College for a double header the next day, overpowering the Buffaloes in both games by scores of 9-1 and 6-5. Senior Rachael Glazebrook was named pitcher of the week in Conference Carolinas, totaling 25 innings of pitching and only allowing one earned run. The wins put the team at 16-7 overall and 4-0 in conference.
In the only match for the tennis teams over spring break, the men’s team took a 7-2 win against Carson-Newman, while the women dropped a 7-2 decision against the Eagles. On the men’s side, the Crusaders swept the doubles matches to give them a 3-0 lead heading into the singles matches. Freshman Rafael Lenz Gonzalez won the fourth match of the day for the team, while fellow freshman Sjors Van Eck would seal the win for the Crusaders. Sophomore Sergio Araujo Filho and Junior Santiago Robles would also win their matches. The win puts the Crusaders at 5-8 overall and 3-2 in conference play. On the women’s side, sophomore Maggie Elliot and senior Susane Lenz would be the only win in the doubles matches, while Elliot would be the only win in the singles match for the Crusaders in the 7-2 defeat. The loss puts the Crusaders at 1-12 overall and 1-4 in conference play.
March 19th, 2014
Crusaders finish dramatic season
all but two of four points. the final buckets Picking up wins against Pfeiffer in overtime. University and Lees-McRae Johnson hit the College would be enough to see g a m e - w i n n i n g the Crusaders into the Conference shot with one Carolina’s tournament as they second left to seal would drop their last three games the win for the and draw King University in the Crusaders. Quarter Finals. NGU would The Crusaders season came to stay hot going an end at the hands of King and into the Lees- they would finish the season with McRae Classic, a 14-14 record overall and 7-9 in picking up wins the Conference. against Bluefield After the season, Junior Philip State College Brown was named to the Allin overtime Conference First Team season, 117-108 and which saw him lead the team in Francis Marion scoring at 17.3 points per game, University 90-89. good for eighth in the conference A win against and rebounds with 11.8 per Limestone would contest, which led Conference see the Crusaders Carolinas. Brown was also second Photo by Jeremy Wetherton head into the in the conference with 2.8 blocks Christmas break per game. Freshman sharp-shooter Thomas Horn with a 6-2 record. Brown finished the year with attempts a three-pointer from the corner on The FIT 16 double-doubles, including a senior night. Christmas Classic career-high 37 points on 14-forin Melbourne, 21 shooting from the floor with Jonathon Coelho Fla. would keep the Crusaders 17 rebounds in a win over Lees Senior Writer focused over break. They would McRae College. take one of their two games in the Brown also recorded back-toThe 2013-14 North Greenville tournament beating out Francis back 20-rebound performances University men’s basketball Marion University. NGU would in early January en route to season has come to a close, but not drop the first two games of the establishing himself as a force without its fair share of dramatic 2014 calendar year, losing games in the post, and setting a single endings and clutch performances. at Erskine College and Barton season record for the Crusader The Crusaders started the College. program in both a single game season with a challenging and a full season. slate of games dropping Johnson finished the their first two games to season second on the team, Georgia Southwestern Brown also recorded averaging 16.7 points per State University, by one while being the back-to-back 20-rebound game, point in a close 68-67 team’s best ball handler game, and the University performances in early with 119 total assists, good of North Georgia, by a for 4.4 assists per January en route to setting a enough score of 108-71, in the game to go along with Conference Carolinas/ school record for rebounds 4.8 rebounds per game Peach Belt Challenge. to earn Third Team Allin a single season. The Crusaders would Conference honors. find their footing in In a win over Limestone, the Red Myers Classic, Johnson scored a careerhowever, as they handled high 33 points on 12-forToccoa Falls College, winning The slow start to 2014 would 19 shooting, including a schooleasily 86-54. NGU also took not last as the Crusaders would go record eight three-pointers in the care of business against Johnson on to win five straight, with wins game, while totaling a career-high University, winning 93-65. over the University of Mount 12 assists with 19 points in a win The Crusaders would carry the Olive, Pfeiffer University, Lees- over Pfeiffer University in midmomentum from the Red Myers McRae College, Warren Wilson February. Classic into their conference College and Truett McConnell The Crusaders will have key home opener, beating Belmont College. players to replace next season but Abbey College 85-84 in overtime, Basketball however, is a the return of Brown for his senior riding senior Keith Johnson’s game of runs and the Crusaders season will be a great building clutch performace. would lose their next five games, block for the Crusaders as they Johnson knocked down the with losses to Belmont Abbey look to build upon this season’s game-tying shot in regulation, College, Barton College and King progress. and either scored or assisted on University coming by a combined
The Bitter End
March 19th, 2014
The Weekly Giggle by Linnea Stevens
If you could meet one fictional character, who would it be and why? Savanah Marks, Christian Studies
“Simba from the Lion King because he faces a lot of challenges in life and in the end overcome them.”
Sam Helms, Biology
“Dustfinger from Inkheart because who wouldn’t want to be friends with someone who can form fire in their hands?”
Lucas Colmenares, Interdisc.
“Yoda because he is wise.”
Michaela Reynolds, Early Childhood Education “Lizzy Bennet from Pride and Prejudice because I love that time period.”
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