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Schlicht Renovation

The remodeling process has begun. Find out what’s in store for the new Schlicht. News, pg 2

Campus Life, pg 8

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12 Days of Finals It’s already happening! See what SAB is cooking up next for this year’s Finals week. Campus Life, pg 8

November 30, 2011

Issue 4

Music Dept. prepares ‘Messiah’ Brennen Smith

Reporter

Christmas getting closer signifies a few things: cold weather, snow and crazy shopping. Also, the performance of “Messiah” is getting closer. The performance will be Sunday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. in the Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church (300 Prairie Pointe). Those in the performance include the TC concert choir,

the alumni chorus and a hired orchestra. Most of the orchestra players are from the Wichita Symphony Orchestra and the Newton Mid-Kansas Symphony Orchestra, according to Brad Vogel, professor of choral music. Vogel expressed his excitement for the performance and talked about the preparations

See MESSIAH, pg 2

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Operation of giving

Sophomores Cassie Whiteneck and Alisa Lynn pose as they pack a box for Operation Christmas Child, a world-wide ministry program that gives needy children a Christmas gift. Impact, which hosted the Tabor College participation, collected 43 boxes from students.

Impact collects 43 OCC gift boxes Scott Morrow

Reporter

Christmas is just around the corner, and with that comes the opportunity to provide for needy children across the world. “As a total, we have 43 boxes which is pretty good, especially for a college,” said Impact president Sarah Friesen. “This has been going on for a long time, sometimes it’s really high and sometimes really low.” Last year Impact was not able to host the event at Tabor because of leadership changes. “For missing a year and then having 43 this year it’s really exciting,” said Friesen.

Impact’s goal is to provide service opportunities for the students here as well as with the community, mostly orientated around missions. To increase interest in the mission opportunity, they provided a competition with both the men’s quad and the women’s quad. Whichever floor provided the most boxes would get a pizza party. “A lot more girls donated than guys but there were some guys so that was good,” said Joetta Ewert, who helps co-lead Impact. “Hopefully we get more people involved next year, but I’m happy with the amount of

people involved this year.” This year, Operation Christmas Child even provided a bar code for those who printed the label on their website that would help those who made the boxes track the box as it was being sent to the child. “Putting together a box for a kid, it’s just really fulfilling,” said Ewert. “Even though you don’t know who they are it’s fun to pick out what they would want.” Ewert also put in a letter to the child who would get the box as well as her address. “Hopefully they’ll write me back,” said Ewert.

Upcoming dramas mean auditions for student actors Scott Morrow

Reporter

The drama department will be performing two different shows within the next few months. The first of these is 12 Angry Men, and the second performance is Steel Magnolias. 12 Angry Men will be in rehearsal during interterm and per-

form towards the end of January, while Steel Magnolias is set to take stage Feb. 17, 18, 19 and 24. 12 Angry Men is set to be performed in the Chapel, while Steel Magnolias will be in the theater lab underneath the Chapel. 12 Angry Men will not be set up like the musical; however, it will be a more “Theater-in-the-round” set-

ting. “Do as many shows as possible in a year,” said theater department head Judy Harder while talking about making the decision to do shows over interterm. Harder is the director of both performances.

See DRAMAS, pg 2

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Jordan Giffin

Opinion & Campus Life

Take heed, Floridians. The time has come to winterize your car for the treacherous Kansas conditions ahead! Here are 10 tips, with help from howstuffworks.com, to keep your car a safe zone on the roads this winter season. 1. Keep an emergency kit inside your car: Essential items to keep handy in your trunk or glove box include a spare tire, tools to change a flat, and bottles of engine fluid, washer fluid and coolant. An ice scraper is a must and a flashlight and/ or flare could come in handy, too. And always, always have a blanket on hand in case your car gives out and all the previous tools prove fruitless. 2. Make sure your 4-wheel drive works correctly. 3. Check your car’s belts

and hoses. 4. Replace windshield wipers and wiper fluid. 5. Check your defrosting and heating units. 6. Keep your fuel tank full: Cold and constantly shifting temperatures can cause condensation to form on the walls of a gas tank in the red, and soon water will drip down and into the gas. Any repairs that have to be made can be costly, too, so despite high gas prices, keeping your tank full will help both your car and your wallet. 7. Put in the right amount of antifreeze. 8. Check your oil and oil viscosity: In the winter time, cold temperatures cause oil to thicken, but you can overcome this problem by filling your engine with an oil of a lower viscosity. 9. Check your battery. 10. Check your tire pressure and consider snow tires.

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2 NEWS ‘Schlicht’ renovations aim for long-term benefits

Destinee Cogburn Reporter

Renovations are currently underway in order to give the Schlichting Center a new look. Student Senate, along with a monetary gift from the class of 2011 has helped to fund this project. The Schlicht renovation has been on the Senate agenda as a long-term improvement for the past four years. “This is going to be a really cool thing,” said Amanda Howe. Howe, the only student on the committee, has been working alongside VP of Finance Kirby Fadenrecht, Director of Maintenance Douglas Graber, VP of Student Life Jim Paulus, resident director Sara Sigley, softball coach Suzanne Unruh and resident director Joe Wuest in

order to organize the renovation. The first “phase” of the renovation will include removal of the stage and fireplace, building up the “pit” area so that it will be even with the rest of the flooring and installation of new lighting. In the following phases, students can look forward to new furniture, bathroom renovations, a television (or two) and a Wii that can be checked out and used in the Schlict. “(The renovation) will bring lots of changes to the Tabor community, especially the girls,” said Howe. Though the project may not be finished entirely until next year, the first phase of the process is projected be completed sometime after Christmas break.

Tabor College recognized as Five-Star Institution for the Champions of Character Tabor College recently has been named a NAIA Five-Star Institution in the Champions of Character program for the 2010-11 school year. The college received points based on NAIA Champions of Character Scorecard in the following categories: character training, conduct in competition, academic focus, character recognition and character promotion. Institutions could earn additional points based on exceptional student-athlete grade-point averages and by obtaining zero ejections during competition throughout the course of the academic year. “In today’s complex college athletic environments— where success is sometimes only measured by wins and

losses—strengthening effective athletic departments and leadership is key to advancing character-driven intercollegiate athletics,” said Kristin Gillette, NAIA director of Champions of Character. “The NAIA supports and recognizes member institutions and conferences using sport as a vehicle to teach life lessons. No doubt this is a point of differentiation in college athletics and making a huge impact on our 60,000 student-athletes.” The scorecard process is based on the NAIA’s flagship program, Champions of Character, which emphasizes the five core values of integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship and servant leadership. Source: TC Communication

European leaders seek new economic rules in meeting with Obama

Behind locked doors

Photo by Nicole Tunks

Signs taped to the locked doors of the Schlicting Center indicate that long-term changes are coming soon to the student lounge. Inside, those plans are already taking shape. By Monday evening, the pit had been cleared and the stage (off photo, left) had been leveled to the floor. Work to tear out the chimney also began from the top, with the resulting rubble tumbling inside. By the end of this phase of the renovation, new lighting will also be installed.

MESSIAH

European leaders met with President Barack Obama Monday at the White House to figure out how to avoid another worldwide economic collapse. Obama is pressuring the 17-nation European Union to resolve its banking and debt crises before they drag down the U.S. economy’s shaky recovery from recession.

CDC: U.S. teens not eating prophecies about Messiah, tell enough fruits, vegetables

continued from pg 1 the story of His birth and then

end with the proclamation of His for the concert. “It’s a challenge preparing for resurrection, our salvation, and it, since while we are preparing the future hope of heaven,” said for this concert, we are also pre- Vogel. Choir alumni return each year paring for our fall Thanksgiving Concert. But, many of the choir to sing with the rest of the choir because the members event has behave sung it It’s very fortunate this par- come special (in previous years). So it’s ticular performance has be- to them. About 27 a generational come special in the lives of will e v e n t — t h e former choir members. It’s a alumni be singing for older teach the wonderful legacy. sure and there younger,” said Vogel. Dr. Brad Vogel are four more who are hopOne of Voing to. gel’s favorite Vogel said, “It’s very forthings about “Messiah” is the tunate this particular perfor“lively, vibrant music.” He also enjoys the message of mance—which is very important “Messiah.” In other words, Je- to the community of Hillsboro— has become special in the lives sus’s life. “The biblical texts selected of former choir members. It’s a for this composition show the wonderful legacy.”

The findings, based on data complied from nearly 10,800 students in grades nine through 12 who took part in the National Youth Physical Activity and Nutrition Study 2010, found median consumption was 1.2 times per day for both fruits and vegetables.

India’s plan for dam annoys Bangladesh

The relationship between Bangladesh and its neighbor India suddenly seems to be slightly marked with suspicion after India decided to go ahead with the planned hydroelectric project in northeast India. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who was caught unaware by the Indian move, told the parliament last Wednesday that her government would send a special delegation to the Indian capital to share the nation’s concern about the structure’s impact on the country’s ecology.

Yawning keeps the brain from overheating

New research published in the December issue of the journal Medical Hypothesis, shows that yawning isn’t just triggered because you are bored, tired or need oxygen. It actually helps regulate the brain’s temperature, and sinuses play a role in the cooling process by acting as bellows.

continued from pg 1 jury takes all the evidence into account. Steel Magnolias is a play that involves all female roles. This play is based on a group of friends whose lives have come together in modern-day Louisiana. Several things happen throughout this play, and they all relate to one another. To find out what happens in each play, buy a ticket and come watch one of the several performances. Ticket prices have not been set yet.

The cost of the gifts in “12 Days of Christmas” now tops $100,000

The prices of partridges, pear trees, turtle doves, dancing ladies, piped pipers, golden rings and the rest of the items of the list of the “12 Days of Christmas” has reached the most expensive ever at $101,119.84.

DRAMAS

Auditions for 12 Angry Men were held around Nov. 20, and the auditions for Steel Magnolias started yesterday, Nov. 29, and conclude today. 12 Angry Men is a play that involves all male roles. The play is based after the defense and the persecution have rested about a murder case. Virtually the entire play is performed inside the jury room with the jury deciding what the verdict will be. The case seems dry-cut that the defendant is guilty, but the

News in brief

Federal investigators probe Chevy Volt fires

Christmas tradition

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Under the direction of Dr. Brad Vogel, the Tabor College Concert Choir, Alumni Chorus and Community Orchestra perform Handel’s “Messiah,” a Christmastime Tabor tradition that dates back about 50 years, Vogel said. This year’s performance is Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. at the Hillsboro MB Church.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is working with the departments of Energy and Defense and General Motors to find out why the fire in the car’s battery happened three weeks after it was deliberately crashed, and why it happened again in similar tests conducted by NHTSA this month. Source: allheadlinenews.com


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Keeping Christmas traditions

In Review

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Magical remakes of a classic film

Jordan Giffin Opinion and Campus Life Editor Now that Christmas time is quickly approaching, it’s time to pull out those old holiday favorites. Some of mine include “A Christmas Story,” “It’s a Wonderful Life,” and of course, “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.” Another Christmas classic is “Miracle on 34th Street.” The original film from 1947 starred Edmund Gwenn, Maureen O’Hara, and Natalie Wood. The final remake came out in 1994 and starred Richard Attenborough, Elizabeth Perkins and Mara Wilson. The story line begins with a jolly looking old man watching a Thanksgiving Day parade. As always, a man is dressed up as Santa to be a part of the parade for the children’s sakes. Unfortunately, the man is intoxicated and is not showing a good example for the children. Luckily enough, Kris Kringle (the jolly, old man) happens by and sees the atrocity that is about to happen. He lets the director of the parade (O’Hara and Perkins) know and finds himself “playing the part” of Santa Clause. The story continues with Mr. Kringle getting a job at a store as Santa and is able to meet the director of the parade’s daughter (Wood and Wilson). She has been raised to not believe in Santa Clause, fairy tales, and certainly not happy endings thanks to an unhappy divorce that her parents had gone through. Trials and suffering are found in the path of Kringle due to unbelieving cynics and he finds himself put on trial about whether he truly is Santa Clause or not. But of course, a happy ending is to be found. Small differences can be found, such as the name of the store (Macy’s vs. Cole’s). Fortunately, unlike most remakes, the original story is left as perfect as it is in its original black and white form. Each of these remakes celebrates the wonderful holiday season and leaves you feeling happy and quite ready to believe in magic. So pop some corn, grab a blanket, and snuggle up next to a cliché fire to celebrate Christmas.

the new set of a Hotwheels, or—in I think the greatest my case—that rare Beanie Baby Christmas tradition my famthat only a grandma could find. ily has is that we always Then we’d sit around the table, manage, somehow, to come give thanks and dig into the huge together on Christmas day potpourri of food that only a Menfor food, fellowship, celenonite family could bake. bration and gift exchanging. Things changed a lot over the In the 21 Christmas I’ve years. Older cousins have grown celebrated, there isn’t one David Vogel up. Gone to college and gotten Dec. 25th I can rememStaff Column jobs. They’ve found spouses and ber where my parents and had children. Life has gotten more brother and uncles, aunts and cousins involved. Schedules keep getting more hectic. weren’t able to meet at my grandparBut somehow, every year, we still came to ent’s house. There was always a sense Grandma and Grandpa’s house. We still sat on of warmth and security that came with the floor around the tree. And occasionally, I that day: While the aroma of ham cookstill oohed and aahed over a Beanie Baby. ing with pineapple in the oven warmed The family table has gotten progressively the house, us kids would gather on the bigger each year to accommodate the growing floor around the Christmas tree, which families. But the feeling never changed: there was glowing against the cool blue dusk was still the warmth of love and celebration setting just outside the front window. that I remembered from as far back as I can, on We’d open our presents and empty a cushion so I could see over the table, sitting our stockings, oohing and aahing over

next to Grandma. This will be the first Christmas I’ll be celebrating with my beautiful wife Hanna. With Hanna comes a whole new collection of traditions and memories and a loving family. We’ll still make it to all of the celebrations. We’ll manage to work the schedule so that we can spend the holidays at each family gathering. But eventually things will change. Us cousins will keep growing up and starting new Christmas traditions. There’s one thing, however, that won’t change. Because no matter what Christmas traditions Hanna and I find in our future, they will be founded in those that we grew up with. It doesn’t matter where we are, Christmas will still be about family, and will be filled with that warmth and love and security that we grew up with. And maybe the occasional Beanie Baby.

From the Wire

Bake sale held to protest California legislation Kara Hackett From The Echo via SNCW Calling equality into question, the University of California Berkeley Campus Republicans plan to hold a bake sale tomorrow to protest pending California legislation called SB 185. Near the beginning of 2011, California state senator Ed Hernandez proposed SB 185, which requires the University of California and California State University to take external factors like race and gender into consideration in the admissions process “so long as no preference is given” based on those factors. If passed, SB 185 would modify California’s current Proposition 209, a ballot initiative approved in Nov. 1996 that prohibits higher education institutions from considering factors

like race, gender or ethnicity in the admissions process. Supporters argue that SB 185 allows colleges to consider the ever-present role race plays in educational experiences while increasing campus outreach and diversity. On the other hand, those who oppose the pending legislation say it compounds the admissions process with non-academic factors. To prove their point that colleges should not make exceptions for women and minorities, the Campus Republicans at Berkeley plan to price their baked goods at the sale depending on each customer’s race and gender. For every item, white males are charged $2, Asians are charged $1.50, Latinos are charged $1, blacks are charged 75 cents, Native Americans are charged 25 cents and all women receive 25 cents off.

The Campus Republicans are right to assume that all scholars should be held to appropriate academic standards, but their observations appear to be based on John Locke’s questionable “blank slate” theory that all people are born with a “tabula rasa” or “blank slate.” Thus, all people given equal opportunities to succeed or fail at any given task. Nevertheless, while equality is ideal, diversity is real. Although cultural and gender divisions no longer play a central role in the melting pot of modern day America, it’s impossible to ignore the inevitable influence these factors continue to have on student’s lives. In an underprivileged setting, even students who have excellent academic potential might find themselves confined to restrictions like prejudice or poverty.

Renovations discussed at Student Senate Jordan Giffin

Page Editor

Senate Minutes: November 9, 2011 Present: Taylor Funk, Amanda Howe, David Fuentes, Jim Paulus, Sarah Wyckoff, Silas Pederson, Michael Loewen, David Vogel, Hanna Vogel, Jules Glanzer, Brooke Eitzen, Aaron Stepanek, Jesse Todd, Becky Steketee. New Business discussed: n President Glanzer present

to discuss various issues: Renovations to the Lohrenz. Fine arts building, 3-year campaign is starting. More open hours in quads/ Dakota/cedar. Student Senate survey proposed for students’ opinions of open hours and common areas. Tuition Freeze: Fact sheet to be distributed to students to explain the tuition freeze and other charges.

n Schlicting Center update:

Amanda Howe: Knocking out lower walls around the pit and raising the pit. Changing the lighting and possibly putting a game room upstairs such as pool table, foosball, etc. Television set-ups and removal of fireplace. When complete, may have more open hours. Changes to be further discussed and hopefully underway in the next few weeks.

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6 SPORTS Men’s hoops look to next 20 games Brennen Smith

Reporter

The men’s basketball season is already under way. With a record of 3-6, the men on the Tabor basketball still have a lot to get ready for. There are still over 20 games for the Bluejays to play. The men’s basketball coach, Micah Ratzlaff, looks forward to every basketball season because of the relationships with players. “I look forward to being around a great group of guys who all work extremely hard trying to achieve the same goal. I also look forward to improving my relationships with my players and coaches through practice, games, and all the travel included in the season,” said Ratzlaff. Since the loss against York College on November 8th, the men’s basketball team has played seven games. After York College, Tabor played two

games at home and lost both of them by less than ten points. The men redeemed themselves with two subsequent wins in away games after the games at home. They won 84-76 against Southwestern Christian University and 91-76 against Johnson & Wales University, who received preseason votes, at the Sterling College Classic. After those games, Tabor lost three more straight games. First, they lost to Haskell Indian Nations University at Haskell in a close game; the score was 68-70. Then, Tabor went to the Hastings College Thanksgiving Classic and lost 68-70 to Hastings College. Their third straight loss came to Doane College in the Thanksgiving Classic. The team played at the University of South Dakota Nov. 28. The next game is at Southwestern College tomorrow, Dec. 1.

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Above left: Gavin Serene shoots a three pointer during a basketball game last season. Above right: Lawson Kingsley pulls up for a three with a hand in his face during a regular season game last year.

Cross Country sends three to National Race Destinee Cogburn

Reporter

Junior Jacob Heil, freshman Joel Allen and sophomore Brielle Lund, all finished up the cross-country season in good standing at the NAIA national cross-country meet held November 19, in Vancouver, Wash. Heil, who placed 240th in a group of 312 runners, ran a time of 26:56, setting a new personal record for himself. Allen also did well, placing 119th and running a time of 25:53. For the women’s team Lund finished in 188th place out of 323 runners, with a time of 20:01. “I feel like we all did fairly well for a national meet,” said Lund. According to Lund, the national meet differs from inseason meets for several reasons. Because the meet was held in Washington, the rains from the days leading up to the meet made Courtesy photo by Rebekah Hubbard the course really muddy. The amount of Say Cheese runners also poses a difficulty for competiLeft coach Daniel Swaney poses with his three National qualifing runners Jacob Heil, Brielle Lund, and Joel Allen. All three competed in the National race held in Vancouver, WA on Nov. 19. Congratulation to the three of them tors. “Sometimes you get stuck behind a for making it so far, and representing Tabor in such a positive manner.

bunch of people and don’t know whether or not to pass,” said Lund. Apart from the meets, Lund said she also enjoyed hanging out with team members before and after races. “We would usually all watch a movie at the Film House the night before a race,” she said. Through their camaraderie, the team was able to be good supporters for each other, which probably aided in their successful season. Allen and Lund each received first team All-Conference awards for their strong efforts in each of the conference races. Heil was awarded an Honorable Mention award. Heil and Lund won the conference Champions of Character by the way they handled themselves on and off the course. Neither team will lose any seniors between this year and next year The runners plan to take another shot at nationals next year. “Most runners are really determined, it’s just their personality,” said Lund.

Volleyball ends season with strong 14-4 KCAC record

Jordan Giffin Opinion & Campus Life Editor

The 2011 Volleyball season has now come to a close. Ending with a loss on Nov. 12 to topseeded Kansas Wesleyan University, Tabor ends with a 14-4 record in the KCAC and a 20-11 record overall. After beating out Friend’s University on Nov. 11, the team was in high spirits and ready to bring home the win against KWU. The Bluejays left KWU after beating Friend’s with a perfect game, winning all three sets 25-19, 25-21, and 25-20 respectively. Unfortunately, after a five set match at KWU, 21-25, 25-23, 19-25, 25-18, 14-16, the lady Jays landed themselves in second place in the conference. However, the team has found itself with extensive awards from the season including two Player of the Year selections. Tina Frick, senior, was named Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference Volleyball Player of the Year, and Hollister Wolf, sophomore, was named KCAC Setter of

the Year. Wolf also received Setter of the Week in the KCAC three weeks in a row, four times total in the season. Frick was also ranked nationally in three categories including 13th in kills per game, 23rd in total kills, and 26th in hitting percentage. Other honors were given out to players such as sophomore Jessie Vogts earning First Team All-KCAC honors, while senior Courtney Janzen earned Second Team AllKCAC honors. Jessica Wollenberg, junior, received Honorable Mention All-KCAC honors. At the end of this season, five seniors will be graduating including Frick, Janzen, Hollie Tabor, Jessica Dixon, and Corissa Bartel. Fortuntately, as can be seen from the stats and awards received, returning players are looking promising and Tabor can continue to look forward to a successful Tabor volleyball team. So keep those costumes ready for the upcoming, themed game nights that are Tabor volleyball. Continue to support your lady Jays and look forward to next season!

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The starters gather on the court while the reserves circle the bench to break it down before the final home game of the season. The Lady Jays ended their season with a trip to conference tournament and a KCAC record of 14-4.


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Woman’s hoops looking forward to conference Scott Morrow

Post Up

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Tynan Honn posts-up and looks for the ball during a game last season.

Reporter

The week before Thanksgiving break was a busy one for the Lady Jays basketball team. The team played four games in the week before Thanksgiving break as well as a game Tuesday, the last day before the break. Two of the games were against NCAA teams which were exhibition games and didn’t count as part of the team’s record. “We won our first game Friday by one point against Southwestern,” said first year head coach Shawn Reed. The game resulted in a Jays win 64-63 at the Sterling Classic. The Jays fell to York College by two points at the Classic the next day with the score being 62-64 in overtime. “That was disappointing because we played a really great first half, one of our best halves probably,” said Reed. “We

kind of quit executing in the second half so that was disappointing.” The team won their most recent game against Haskell Indian Nations University 64-59, making the Jays record set at 2-6. The team will start conference play after Thanksgiving break and will move to a Monday/Thursday gameplay schedule leading to a more even practice schedule. “We’ve been playing so much lately we haven’t been able to practice lately as much as I’d like,” said Reed. “When you play that many games you find what you’re good at and what your weaknesses are, defensively we’ve learned a lot.” After the rigorous game schedule lately, the Thanksgiving break couldn’t come at a better time. “We’re learning and growing,” said Reed. “We’re ready for a break after [Tuesday] to have a couple days off to recoup.” The teams next game is tomorrow, Dec. 1 at Southwestern College.

Dribble, Drive, Score

Photo by Vance Frick

Katyln Mary drives past a defender during a home game last season

Football team’s future looking bright Zach Bissell

Sports Editor

The 2011 football season has ended. This season had several high points and several low points for the Bluejays. The team ended the season with a loss to Friends University on Nov. 12. This loss to Friends halted the Bluejays run at three straight wins. Those wins were against rival Bethel College and Southwestern University on Senior night. The Bluejays found an early lead when freshman quarterback Simon McKee broke loose for a long 54-yard touchdown run. This touchdown was set up by the defense making the Friends Falcons punt on their opening drive. The Falcons would later enjoy a 17-7 lead after an 80-yard punt return and a fumble recovery for a touchdown when Tabor was receiving a punt. Tabor fought back as McKee hooked up with senior wide receiver Duray Gardner for a 36-yard score. Junior running back Nate Harrison would put the Bluejays back

on top with a 7-yard run. Friends would eventually score two more touchdowns to end the game with a score of 31-21. A total of 11 Bluejays received AllKCAC honors. Senior Aaron Annis was the only first teamer. Gardner, junior Andy Curtis, senior Spencer Brown, junior Chris Sanborn, junior Tanner Giffin, and freshman Nick Garfinkel received second team honors. Sophomore James Monroe Jr., junior Cordell Simmons, sophomore Justin Vargas, and senior Clark Wozich were Honorable Mention award winners. The Bluejays finished their season 3-7 overall, 2-7 in conference tieing them for eighth place in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference. Tabor losses 12 seniors including Gardner, Sanford, Annis, Brown,Wozich, Aziz Spellman-smith, Don Nelson, Johnathon Frankenfield, Barien McCollins, Jiquon Townsend, Aaron Munsch, and Jay Funk. With several returners the bluejays look to make a statement and contend for a conference title in 2012.

Turn it Up!

Photo by Vance Frick

Simon McKee runs through a hole created by Isain Garcia, Cordell Simmons and the rest of the Bluejay offensive line during the final home game of the season.

Conference Sports Awards Announced Zach Bissell

Sports Editor

The fall seasons are over for all Tabor teams. With the conclusion of the seasons, the Kansas Colligiate Athletic Conference has released the names of the winners of certain awards pertaining to each sport. The All-KCAC Champion of Character Award recognizes student-athletes who have demonstrated the five core Champion of Character values of Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, Sportsmanship, and Servant Leadership in their approach to life, the classroom, and the field of play. Each season, coaches are asked to nom-

inate one student-athlete from their team who best exemplifies the core values of the NAIA Champions of Character program. This years Chapmpions of Character from tabor are: Men’s Cross Country: Jacob Heil Woman’s Cross Country: Brielle Lund Volleeball: Cortney Janzen Men’s Soccer: Ben Clark Women’s Soccer: Jessica Yraceburu There were several athletes that were awarded All-Conference awards. Those players are: Football: 1st Team: Aaron Annis 2nd Team: Duray Gardner, Andy Cur-

tis, Spencer Brown, Chris Sanborn, Tanner Giffin, Nick Garfinkel Honorable Mention: James Monroe Jr., Cordell Simmons, Justin Vargas, Clark Wozich Volleyball: 1st Team: Tina Frick, Hollister Wolf, Jessie Vogt, 2nd Team: Cortney Janzen Honorable Mention: Jessica Wollenberg Men’s Soccer: 1st Team: Robbie Masson, Marian Saar Honorable Mention: Jordon Maska, Jeremy Reiswig, David Simmet Woman’s Soccer: 2ndTeam: Meaga

Beals Honorable Mention: Jessica Renzelman Woman’s Cross Country: 1st Team: Brielle Lund Men’s Cross Country: 1st Team: Joel Allen Honorable Mention: Jacob Heil There have been other awards awarded to Tabor athletes including: Volleyball: Player of the Year: Tina Frick Setter of the Year: Hollister Wolf Men’s Soccer: Freshman of the Year: Marian Saar


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Where they Now?

8 CAMPUS LIFE

Photo courtesy of Tim Hiebert

The “Cool Teacher”

Hiebert, graduate of Tabor College, is now a high school English teacher at Cheney High School where he has taught for 27 years.

Preview: Christmas Banquet Dec. 2011 Scott Morrow Reporter Christmas banquet has come around again, and this year it has a sweet theme. The theme for Christmas banquet this year is Christmas Candy Land and many of the decorations and snacks on the tables are either candy or have candy influences. Snacks include marshmallow snowmen and candy cane placeholders. “They set a pretty good standard last year,” said Ben Wiens,

Tim Hiebert

Brennen Smith

Reporter Tim Hiebert is the son of Ferne and the late Clarence Hiebert, who taught at Tabor College for 30 years. Hiebert is currently an English teacher at Cheney High School in Cheney, Kan., which is a little more than an hour long drive from Hillsboro. Since graduating from Tabor, Hiebert has taught for 30 years; he has taught a total of 27 years at Cheney. Hiebert has gone very far since graduating from Tabor. “I was married two years be-

fore I finished at Tabor,” he said. “After graduation it was all about finding a job—a teaching job. I applied at several places and finally accepted a teaching job at Centre High School (in the Lincolnville area). I taught there for three years before coming to Cheney. I learned the ropes quickly at Centre—Yearbook and Newspaper classes, English classes for freshmen, sophomores and seniors,” said Hiebert. Hiebert has also coached basketball at Cheney every year he’s been there. He is currently the freshmen basketball coach. In the classroom, Hiebert really encourages kids to read and write. His Cheney webpage has one section dedicated to student writing. Every school year Hiebert finds a new way to try and encourage kids to get all of their reading points,

usually through incentives. Tabor was a big part of Hiebert’s life, especially because the campus was only a few blocks from the house he grew up in. “Dad taught for 30 years there, and we had college students over for Sunday meals for years and years,” he said. “Tabor was a big part of our family. Since that time Tabor continues to be part of my life here in Cheney. I highly recommend the school to students— particularly students who are in touch with the spiritual aspect of education,” said Hiebert. Among the four Hiebert kids of Clarence and Ferne, three of them are Tabor grads. Hiebert has four children of his own: William, 27, TinaMarie, 25, Scotty, 22, and (new daughter-inlaw) Audrey, 21.

12 Days of Finals Schedule

ball game) Christmas season! Jordan Giffin n Sunday, Dec. 4: CookOpinion & Campus n Sunday, Nov. 27: Lighting ies & Pictures with Santa sophomore vice president. “We Life Editor of the Mall n Monday, Dec. 5: Decoare trying to be at least at that level if not higher.” Like last year, there will also be a dance at the 4H building. According to Wiens, it won’t be a formal dance but a more rave-like dance with pop type music. “We may even have the Candy Land board game on tables for people who don’t want to dance,” said Wiens. The cafeteria, as always, will provide the more substantial food for the event.

Ready for finals? Who ever is? Thanks to your friendly SAB, there a few events planned to make these last couple weeks of late nights and cram sessions bearable. They will also help get everyone on campus into the Christmas spirit. Some pictures are shown of the annual Lighing of the Mall this past Sunday night to get the 12 Days of Finals started for the

Lighting of the Mall Photos by Nicole Tunks

n Monday, Nov. 28: Rockband/Karaoke n Tuesday, Nov. 29: Gingerbread Houses n Wednesday, Nov. 30: Floor Decoration Contest n Thursday, Dec. 1: Open Mic Night n Friday, Dec. 2: Christmas Banquet n Saturday, Dec. 3: Wear an Ugly Christmas sweater (Basket-

rate Cards/Stockings n Tuesday, Dec. 6: Look for a present in your mailbox! So unpack those horrendous Christmas sweaters (or hey, knit one if you’re able!) and get into the Christmas spirit through fellowship with great friends, delicious food, and the remembrance of the birth of our Lord and Savior!


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