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Campus organizations give back to community By Erika Brock
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Senior Connor Houston (left) hosts as junior Hayley Kemp (center) and senior Jacob Evans (righ) answer questions from various categories Wednesday night in the Branigin Room during Lambda Chi Alpha’s new philanthropy event, ‘Are you smarter than a Chi?’ (top left). Senior Shawn Fogleman (right) throws a water balloon at sophomore Kevin Goen on Sept. 17 during Lounging 4 Life, an event sponsored by Tau Kappa Epsilon and Delta Delta Delta (bottom left). Sophomore Kelsey Cross works to complete a challenge during Curly’s Quest, a new philanthropy event put on by Kappa Delta Rho that took place last Wednesday (center). Freshman Jackson Shafer dances his way down the stage during the formal wear portion of Zeta Tau Alpha’s annual Big Man on Campus last Tuesday (right).
Last year, Greek organizations raised and donated approximately $17,831 and spent 3,343 hours serving in the community. Franklin College’s mission statement shows the school’s priorities, such as preparing students to think independently, lead responsibly and serve with integrity. Keri Ellington, director of student activities, said another component includes serving the community. Students who are involved in clubs and organizations at Franklin College, have the opportunity to give back. “The first step to giving back in the community is to find something you are
passionate about,” Ellington said. “Then, see how your passion ties into service.” There are 60 campus organizations that prepare students to give back. In addition to Greek organizations, Habitat for Humanity, Omicron Delta Kappa, Passion for Paws, Grizzly Pride Alliance, Student Athletic Advisory Committee, St. Jude Up ‘til Dawn and others all complete community service. “Greek organizations are founded on giving back,” said Natalie Brewster, coordinator of Greek life. “It is one of their core values. Each Greek organization gets support nationally with their philanthropy See “Philanthropy” on Page 10
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Favorite records from past bring back memories When you first start getting into punk, hardcore or any kind of “alternative” scene, it feels like every piece of music changes your life – because, frankly, it does. But like all good things, that ends after a while. Everything loses some of the magic it had at the beginning. Lately, I’ve been feeling nostalgic for that time. I’ve been revisiting records that changed me as a person. Nature & Nurture, maybe more than any other record, changed everything about my life. Before that record came out, I didn’t know who the band On My Honor was, I didn’t know anything about Little Heart Records and I definitely didn’t know where I’d land in a few years. Musically, it’s a great piece of pop punk; “Under Yellow Lights” and “Seeds” are two of the most important songs I heard in my late teens. But, more importantly, it is the reason I know my best friends. It’s the reason I have an internship that I love. I don’t mean to be dramatic, but that record is the reason I became the person I am today. My nostalgia aside, revisiting that record made me realize how important a piece of music can be – not just in shaping you as a person, but shaping you to fit to the people around you. It can give you the courage to talk to people you maybe would’ve been afraid to talk to before, and those people might end up becoming a weird, immature, always-loving family that you couldn’t imagine your life without today.
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Sophomore Valerie Jacobson watches as a phlebotomist inserts a needMF into her arm. Jacobson donated blood on campus on Nov. 4.
Campus blood drive allows students to donate By Caitlin Soard
Fifty-three students and faculty members donated blood on Monday to benefit the Indiana Blood Center. The Indiana Blood Center is different from the Red Cross because all of the blood donated goes to hospitals in Indiana – mostly central Indiana – rather than locations throughout the country, said Kathy Remsburg, the director of athletic training education. The Franklin College Athletic Training Club and Athletic Training Education Program host two blood drives every year – one each semester – to promote “community service and to give back to the community,” Remsburg said. She said last spring’s blood drive was canceled due to adverse weather conditions, but the drive for next spring is still expected to happen, weather permitting. Regan White, a senior and vice president of the athletic training club, said the event is something they’ve done for a while and “we seem to have a lot of success.” Students interested in participating were allowed to walk up, but students were encouraged to make an appointment so they didn’t have to wait a long time. Donators must be at least 110 pounds and 16 years old in order to give blood. “(This year) was the first time I was able to (give blood) in a while,” White said. Low iron counts and taking certain medications can affect a donor’s ability to give blood, but Rems-
burg said most medications students take would not cause them to be unable to give blood. This year, 63 people came to the blood drive, and 53 of those people were able to donate. White said this year’s number of participants is good, considering the Indiana Blood Center can take only 65 donations in one session. Remsburg said an average of 40 to 50 people sign up to donate at one of the drives on campus, but the Indiana Blood Center typically collects 30 to 40 pints. Junior Christa Hendrickson donated blood and also helped organize the drive. “You never know when you’re (going to) be that person in an accident or when your loved one is (going to) be in an accident and be in need of a blood transfusion,” Hendrickson said. “They might be short because one person didn’t give blood, and it’s just a big deal.” Students who do not know their blood types are still encouraged to participate in the blood drive. “You never know what kind of blood type you could have (that could) save a life,” Hendrickson said. White said she’s especially committed to the cause. “I’ve been affected personally with family members who have needed transfusions,” she said. “So it’s nice to know that I’m able to help someone else’s family out.”
Hypnotist returns to FC, mesmerizes students By Amanda Creech
Despite a 20-minute delay due to technical difficulties, Hypnotist Frederick Winters entertained students at 7:30 pm on Nov. 5 in Custer Theater. The room was packed, and several students even sat on the floor. Winters performs about 200 shows annually and has been to Franklin College’s campus 12 times. Bri Humphries, a junior and president of Student Entertainment Board, said the hypnotist events are always popular. “Every year we have requests to have a hypnotist back,” Humphries said. “There’s always a huge crowd. FC responds well to it.” Winters called 16 students onto the stage to hypnotize and also inadvertently hypnotized three other students in the audience. He shared his method for altering students’ states of consciousness with them.
“I’m going to slow down the part that thinks too much, that overanalyzes,” Winters said. Senior Tanner May has been hypnotized all four years he has been at Franklin. “It’s really funny,” May said. “When I first get out, people will show me videos, and it will come back in bits and pieces. Every year he knows me, and I don’t know why I get hypnotized so easily, but it’s a lot of fun.” Winters hypnotized May within 30 seconds of speaking with him this time, and he allowed May the choice to get on stage or remain in the audience. The other students, upon being hypnotized, began acting like they were on a hot beach, eating ice cream, at a petting zoo or playing hide and seek. Winters said the act of being hypnotized is like a day-dreaming state in that people are aware of what they are doing; they just
don’t care what is happening so it is easier to make suggestions. He also said students sometimes don’t become hypnotized or simply don’t believe in hypnosis, but it is still fun to be in the audience anyway. Sophomore Brittany Harcourt watched from the audience while her friend Torie Zeiner, a junior, was hypnotized. “I was previously a non-believer, but now I believe in hypnosis,” Harcourt said. Harcourt said she thought Zeiner’s performance was hilarious, and she said she plans to go next year. After she saw Winters perform last year, sophomore Kelsey Stouse said she was determined to play this year. Stouse volunteered to be hypnotized, but halfway through the show, she felt unable to continue. She said she concentrated too much while trying to be hypnotized.
“I wasn’t feeling it, so I think I was trying too hard,” Stouse said. Even though she did not feel the full effects of being hypnotized, Stouse said she still enjoyed the rest of the performance. Stouse talked with Winters after the show, and he said most people are fully hypnotized the second time they try. “So next year I’m going to try again,” she said.
“I was previously a non-believer, but now I believe in hypnosis.” Brittany Harcourt, sophomore
Drag show will be anything but a drag By Ryanne Wise
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Sophomore KaLeigh Hurley (left) and senior Ashley Borja (right) practice their dance for the drag show on Friday. Both girls are also performers for FC Dancers, the college’s dance team.
Franklin College’s second annual drag show Friday night is meant to “entertain people, to raise awareness of how different people are and to open peoples’ eyes to what else is out there and how diverse our country really is,” said Terri Roberts, coordinator of diversity and inclusion. The drag show is a joint effort between the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Grizzly Pride Alliance, also known as GPA. Roberts said she’s looking forward to seeing the impact the show has on students and the community. “Drag shows are not something people see every day,” Roberts said. “So it is an interesting and fun event
to participate in, especially if students have never experienced it.” Taylor Waclawik, a junior and president of Grizzly Pride Alliance, said he is enthusiastic about this year’s show and gives credit to Roberts for putting it all together. “She’s worked her butt of to pull this together,” Waclawik said. “She has to take applications; she has to look at everyone’s performances and costumes. There’s a lot of hard work that goes into it.” Waclawik said he also hopes this year’s show will live up to last year’s show. See “Drag Show” on page 11
Surviving until Thanksgiving break
• Dedicate one night a week to a movie night with friends. • Pick up an indoor sport, such as racquetball or basketball, which keeps you active and gives you a break from academics. • Make a Pinterest account, and take study breaks to “pin” items on your boards. • In your free time, try new recipes or make new crafts that you found during your Pinterest study breaks. • Pick up a new hobby to entertain and unwind. To see the rest of the list, check out TheFranklinNews.com Story by Ryanne Wise, photo by Katie Cavin
how to Make cookies in a microwave Now that I live in a house off campus and have a clean, functioning oven, I cook and bake more often than I have in the past three years. And when I bake, I love to make cookies.
make them, I have a solution for you. I recently discovered, thanks to the magical powers of Google, xx easy steps to make cookies in a microwave in less than a minute.
I would have baked copious amounts of cookies before, but there was just something about the ovens in the dorms. And while I can’t exactly put my finger on the exact reason, I was always hesitant to use them.
1. Get your favorite cookie dough, whether in a tub or in pre-separated squares, or make cookie dough of your own. 2. Take enough dough to make a single cookie and place it on a small plate 3. Put the plate in the microwave and cook the dough for 40 seconds. 4. If the cookie still isn’t done, microwave it
If you’re in the same boat as I was – hungry for cookies but unwilling to use the available oven to
for five more seconds. Repeat until the cookie is done. 5. Enjoy!
The cookie will still be gooey, but it tastes practically the same, and this is a perfect, fast way to fix your craving for something sweet. Or, you could do what I often do and just eat some of the dough.
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Students to learn about ‘The Iliad’ in new way By Andi TenBarge firstname.lastname@example.org The English department is trying a different approach to teaching “The Iliad.” It is taking students to see a one-man adaptation of the play at the Indiana Repertory Theatre in downtown Indianapolis. Students in the English 117 course are required to study Homer’s epic “The Iliad.” Richard Erable, a professor of English, said the play, which is an interpretation of Homer’s “The Iliad,” will help students understand how the text applies to modern society. “The issues in that epic still resonate in a culture that is very different than the culture that originally produced it,” Erable said. Erable said he wants his students to understand that the text they read in class is not picked because professors in the English department feel
that it is important, but because it’s also important to those who have an appreciation for Homer’s storytelling. “Many, many, many other people who have nothing to do with English as a discipline think it matters a lot,” Erable said. “And they spend creative energy fashioning a play that is in dialogue.” The one-man play, which is performed by Henry Woronicz, will have more modern references to today’s culture than Homer’s original text. Junior Tess Handy said she looks forward to seeing how the actor will portray all the characters in “The Iliad.” “There are some that I would consider core scenes that have major interactions with multiple characters,” Handy said. “So it’ll be interesting to see how he plays those and if he suc-
ceeds or if the dialogue is lost between his movements between characters.” Handy said she is attending the play for recreation because she remembers reading “The Iliad” as a freshman in English 117. “I always enjoy the opportunity to participate in experiences where I get to see English outside of the classroom,” Handy said. “These are things you can develop an appreciation for now and continue your appreciation for English after you graduate from Franklin College.”
“Many, many many other people who have nothing to do with English as a discipline think it matters a lot. And they spend creative energy fashioning a play that is in dialogue.” Richard Erable, English professor
Sister colleges encouraged for study abroad trips
By Halie Solea
The Office of International and Off-Campus Study has been working to make studying abroad more affordable. One way those in the office hope to accomplish this is through a system of partnership schools, or schools with which Franklin College has an established relationship and working exchange program. “The main difference (between a partnership program and a standard study abroad program) is the cost that is involved,” said Sarah Shroyer, assistant of the Office of International and Off-Campus Study. “The special part about a partnership school is that you can use all of your Franklin College scholarships and grants, along with federal and state aid which you can always use, and take those with you. Basically, the tuition cost will be the same to stay on Franklin College campus or to participate in one of these partnership exchanges.” Shroyer said this cost does not include accommodation fees or room and board. The other insti-
tution in each respective country sets those fees. Currently, Franklin College has a shifting and quickly growing list of contact schools. “The Spain option is still ready to go; the option in Norway is fine, the option in Taiwan that said ‘coming soon’ is now ready and then we have a brand new option in Switzerland that’s ready,” Shroyer said. Franklin College also offers programs in Canada and Hong Kong, though lack of interest in the past decade has made it necessary to redraw some of the details involving those locations. “With the Canada and Hong Kong options, those were old partnerships that we haven’t had students take advantage of in a very, very long time,” said Jenny Cataldi, the director of International and Off-Campus Study. “That just means that they were old, dusty agreements that we needed to rejuvenate.” See “Abroad” on page 10
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Junior Zalika Thompson took this picture of scenery in Dalen, Norway, during her year-long study abroad trip.
Students promote unity through chapel services By Ally Marlow
Junior Torie Zeiner begins her Tuesday with coffee on the way to psychology class. Afterward, she goes to chapel and skips lunch to make it to her 12:20 p.m. class. She works in the academic records office after class and then takes yoga. She will do homework until dinner, then study and ends the day with a work out. Zeiner said she believes her schedule is similar to that of other Franklin College students. And she said she thinks worship is the remedy to the problem of overscheduling. “Humans weren’t made to be going, going, going,” she said. Zeiner and senior David Barickman are interns for campus chaplain David Weatherspoon. They are both interested in pursuing a future career related to chapel and ministries. Recently, Weatherspoon asked Zeiner and Barickman to preach in the chapel. “David (Weatherspoon) feels like he’s here to develop people,”
Barickman said. “Not only develop them academically in classes, physically in sports but also spiritually through preaching. David expects all of his students to preach at least once before they graduate. They need to get out there and get the valuable experience.” Zeiner preached on Oct. 29, and Barickman preached on Tuesday. Both preached at 11 a.m., during the usual chapel time slot. Zeiner focused her sermon on the idea and struggles of time management through the idea of “Sabbath,” or a day of rest. Barickman spoke about unity and respect between people through the story of Zacchaeus, a tax collector and hated man who Jesus chooses to stay with and show mercy, according to the Bible story. Zeiner said she enjoyed giving her message. “I had a great time preaching,” Zeiner said. “It was a good experience to
voice myself in a context that was relatable. A lot more people came than normal, too, including my family, who had to take off work to make it.” It was the first time Zeiner had given a full sermon. She has had other opportunities to perform “half-sermons,” mainly when she spoke about her mission trip to the Republic of Georgia this past summer. There, she saw injustices in the world and a new kind of community, which she said gave her a passion to educate and teach on the values of peace and respect for everyone as a whole. Barickman said he also feels strongly about unity. “I really like bringing people from other backgrounds to work with each other,” he said. “We’re called to follow this example. Marginalized people are often written off by society and forget their value as a person. Sometimes we screw up a lot, but it is important to know you’ll always have value.”
Zeiner and Barickman both stressed the fact that Franklin College students need to know that the chapel services are open to everybody, no matter their affiliation. “Students these days are too obsessed with doing everything and anything we can,” Zeiner said. “We all want to do things to put on our resumes. Well, chapel can go on your resume, too. Not literally, but to take that hour a week to relax and rewind from our hectic schedule is just as beneficial as the stuff that goes down on our resumes.” Weatherspoon said he plans to include more student preachers at chapel during the spring semester.
Leadership professor leaves behind legacy
By Darian Eswine
Professor Bonnie Pribush became the head of the leadership department by accident, but student activities coordinator Keri Ellington said Pribush will leave a legacy behind after her retirement in May. “Bonnie has created, really, the entire leadership program at Franklin College,” Ellington said. “Leadership is a key component in the mission of the institution, much due to her diligence and work in developing the program.” Pribush served as acting vice president at Franklin for two years. During that time, the college gained interest in starting a leadership program, so she began researching possibilities. “I realized it was a wonderful developmental tool for students and aspects of it could be taught in every class,” Pribush said. “I really thought that Franklin should and could put it through the whole curriculum.” Ellington and Pribush began teaching classes together three years ago. Currently, the two co-teach the Emerging Leaders Institute. “I could go on and on about working with Bonnie,” Ellington said. “She truly lives her values and models the way.” Aside from establishing herself as a leader on campus, Pribush fills her time with her many hobbies. Three full bookcases fill her office, and she said she has read every book. “I didn’t study leadership in college, and I felt I needed to read all of those to make sure I knew what I was talking about,” Pribush said. She also loves to travel and has visited around 30 different countries including Russia, Germany, Iceland, Turkey, Poland and China. Pribush said she loves traveling because of the different perspectives, along with the history. “We were in France once, and my kids came running up to me. I turned to them and said, ‘Shh, I’m Eleanor of Aquitaine, and I’m waiting for my son Richard the Lionheart. He’s coming,’” Pribush said. “When you know history, you can see it and live it.” Because of her love of travel, Pribush started the Norwegian
exchange program at Franklin College, along with the Uganda trip. Her enthusiasm for traveling translates into an enthusiam for her leadership classes as well. “She really cared about her students and how they were progressing,” sophomore Jessica Ayer said. “She puts her leadership skills she teaches into action.” Ayer said she continues to go to Pribush’s office even though she does not have a class with her. “I talk to her about my other leadership goals and what I hope to change, and she just talks to me and gives me feedback and advice and encouragement,” she said. Ellington said she will miss planning class with Pribush the most. “I will miss everything about not having Bonnie here in a professional capacity every day,” Ellington said. “I think Bonnie will remain a part of my life, but professionally it’s going to leave a pretty big hole.” Recently, Pribush received the Marjorie Klinck Award in recognition of her leadership. She said this award is based on nominations to the Indiana Leadership Association. The award goes to someone who has been involved with the association for a number of years and has involvement in community leadership. Tandy Shuck, program director for Leadership Johnson County, wrote the nomination, and Pribush received the award in June. “It was a great honor,” Pribush said. “I don’t like awards a whole lot, but it’s nice to have Leadership Johnson County recognized. I’ve worked in this organization since ’94 or ’95, so it’s very heart-warming and makes you feel good—that maybe something you did has been worthwhile.” Pribush said although she will miss teaching the leadership skills she practices, she is looking forward to seeing the new faculty member come in and put his/her own mark on the program. “I still really enjoy the teaching,” she said. “It’s really time for someone to come in and reshape the program and take it in new direction.”
Her favorite part of teaching, she said, is watching the students grow and seeing them walk across the graduation stage. She said the students will be her legacy.
“What if they end the program?” Pribush said. “There are things I have done since I’ve been here, and I’m glad I did—That’s not the legacy, the legacy is the people.”
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Professor Bonnie Pribush (top) plans to retire this spring. She has taught leadership classes for three years, including LEA 100, an introductory course that requires students to complete a semester long group project, like FC World Tour, which Pribush attended Wednesday afternoon in the atrium of the Napolitan Student Center to support her students (bottom). TheFranklinNews.com
Cheering for the Grizzlies
Senior Tanner May has always been “that school-spirited type of person.” “I’ve always been the one to paint myself for a football game or do anything stupid for school spirit,” May said. He said that spirit translated well when he became a cheerleader for Franklin College. May said while he tumbled and did gymnastics when he was younger, he hadn’t cheered until last year. He said the team was in need of male cheerleaders so he decided to try it out. And since May started cheering, he has gained a better understanding of and appreciation for the sport. “I wish I would have cheered from day one,” he said. “I’ve just really fallen in love with this sport and how it pushes you.” He said cheering has helped him in other areas of his life, largely by giving him skills to approach new things. “Going into something new, it might not be something I thought I would be doing, but it’s something that will build me later in life,” he said. He said cheering has especially helped him by teaching him to be as prepared as possible
when he’s going into something new, to learn from the basic steps and to get over his fear of something new and just go for it. May said while he has fallen in love with the program, people often underestimate the cheer team and cheerleading as a whole. But he said it is a sport with serious potential. “It’s a real sport, and if you go and Google things that people are doing on cheer squads, it’s incredible to watch,” he said. And he said that is what the cheer team is striving for. “We want to be something incredible to watch,” he said. May said the team has made progress toward that goal this year by improving technique, pulling together as a team, and pushing to be better during every practice. “Nothing can stop us,” he said. “We just keep moving forward.” May said the team has big plans for the future, including going to camp again and competing. He said he’s glad to be a part of the growing program and can’t wait to see where it goes in the future. “It’s going to be something that leaves a legacy here,” he said. “I’m really excited that I’ve been a part of it.”
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I wish I would have cheered from day one.
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because they are a national organization set by the fraternity or sorority.” Because 44 percent of FC students are Greek, she said, the chapters “provide service to the community.” Many sororities and fraternities specifically support their individual philanthropies – Zeta Tau Alpha gives to breast cancer awareness, and Phi Delta Theta gives money for research on Lou Gehrig’s disease, or ALS. But they can also choose to donate to other organizations outside of their national organizations. “Giving back gives someone the opportunity for them to have their mother, wife, sister or friend there with them,” said Me-
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Along with reconnecting with contacts, Cataldi said she believes that one of the biggest challenges is spreading awareness and getting the word out about the programs. “If you ask most of the students at Franklin College, they didn’t even know that we had (these partnerships),” Cataldi said. “That’s why we’re dusting them off, creating some new ones based off of the relationships that Franklin College has. There’s a lot of competition for studying abroad programs and a lack of marketing on these ones, so they kind of just got
lissa Kerfoot, a sophomore and philanthropy chair for ZTA. “We give back anyway we can.” And Greek organizations aren’t the only ones who give back. The Student Athletic Advisory Committee helps with the Special Olympics, and Omicron Delta Kappa collects coats and winter items to give to children in the winter. Although philanthropy events have occurred on campus this semester, there won’t be a combined total based on how much each organization has raised until the end of the school year. When organizations raise money by collecting donations and holding events, they send the money directly to the foundation.
pushed aside when other programs came in with fancy brochures.” Shroyer is a key figure in the marketing front, talking to classes and faculty, updating bulletins and setting up a network with the Marketing Department. “We’re trying to really, intentionally market these programs,” she said. “For example, working directly with the Spanish professors for the program in Spain, finding students who have that language ability and would be interested. And then also just trying to focus all of the other programs on appropriate majors.”
Recent and upcoming movies based off of books
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Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card – starring Harrison Ford, Abigail Breslin, Hailee Steinfeld Released Nov. 1 Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins – starring Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Philip Seymour Hoffman Comes out in theaters Nov. 22 August: Osage County by Tracy Letts – starring Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep, Juliette Lewis, Ewan McGregor, Abigail Breslin Comes out in theaters Nov. 8 The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkein – starring Hugo Weaving, Elijah Wood, Cate Blanchett Comes out in theaters Dec. 13
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Professor Nick Crisafulli shaved his beard on Sept. 27 as part of St. Jude Awareness Week, which was sponsored by St. Jude Up ‘til Dawn. The group is just one of the many campus organizations that completes community service.
One student who heard about and utilized the partnership programs was junior Zalika Thompson. Thompson traveled to Norway last year and ended up changing her plans in order to take full advantage of the opportunity. “I was only going to stay for one semester, but I ended up staying for both,” Thompson said. “(The partnership program) was the cheapest way to do it; It was a little under $8,000 for a semester. I actually didn’t know anything about Norway, and (the former head of the study abroad department) Simone asked
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me, ‘Do you like the outdoors?’” Thompson also said she believes the experience will be beneficial because she is not afraid to travel abroad and understands the importance of making connections with people from other countries and staying open-minded.
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“It was my first drag show ever, and it was amazing,” Waclawik said. “It was fantastic, and I think it’s something that everyone should experience at some point.” FC’s drag show will be a traditional drag show where males and females dance, act and perform on stage in exaggerated dress and mannerisms of the opposite gender. Roberts said the drag show will allow the campus community to “celebrate creative self-expression.” Roberts said she sees the value of the drag show in terms of FC’s mission and values, including the lifelong pursuit of learning. “As a community we must be open to all areas of diversity and difference,” Roberts said. “It also fits into responsibility, as we have a responsibility to be open to understanding
all parts of various cultures. We also have a responsibility to our community and helping to give back by raising funds for a worthwhile cause.” The proceeds from this year’s show will go to Franklin Community High School’s Gay Straight Alliance. The show will feature guest performers from Ball State University and Franklin College, including juniors Jesse Hamilton and Alex Lancaster, freshman Tara Timmins and former FC student Whitney Taylor. Sophomore KaLeigh Hurley decided to join the drag show after going to the college’s first drag show last year. “I was amazed with how great the performances were,” Hurley said. “There was no way that I wasn’t going to be a part of it this year.” Hurley said she wants to show her support for the LGBTQ community.
“Drag kings/queens don’t just have to be homosexuals,” Hurley said. “I’m very supportive of the LGBT community, even though I’m straight. I think this is a great way to present a message while having a great time with my friends.” Hurley is performing in a group with senior Ashley Borja and sophomore Mia Taskey. She said the group has spent four hours a week preparing. She said she hopes the hard work pays off and looks forward to the experience. “I’ve never done anything like this before, so I’m just excited for the experience,” Hurley said. “I’ve danced almost all of my life, but this is definitely a new adventure. I think I can say that’s how the other girls feel too. We’re just going out there to
make a memorable college experience and to have the time of our lives.” Hurley said she looks forward to dressing up for the show. “Overall, dressing up is the most fun,” Hurley said. “We love trying out different makeup techniques and outfits to bring out our inner hunk.”
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Turkey Run reminds of home
Although we’ve lived in Indiana for the past three years, my family and I are from the Finger Lakes region of New York. In other words, I grew up on a small horse farm, surrounded by hills, spanning woods and large bodies of water. Stony Brook State Park was right down the road, and the Canaseraga Creek essentially went through my backyard. While we often go back to visit the rest of my family (we’re the only close family that’s no longer in New York), I realized upon moving that I’d always taken nature for granted, and I truly, deeply miss it. This past weekend, I experienced the closest thing to what I consider home when hiking in Turkey Run State Park. The scenery within the gorges and trails were most likely the reason for all of the photographers wandering around the park, and the scenery was significantly enhanced by the beautiful Indiana fall foliage. It was a perfect day for hiking: cool and sunny with not a mosquito in sight. My younger sister and I had a blast, climbing up rock ledges and across fallen trees. My dad got stuck carrying all of the water bottles and my mom’s the one who (jokingly) instigated that. It was an adventure, yet it felt as though we were right at home. Needless to say, I immensely enjoyed myself. Though my legs continue to be sore (especially when staircases are involved), I can’t wait to go back. If nothing else, Turkey Hill is easily one of the best, most impressive places in Indiana to simply enjoy being outside.
provs. con Is it too early to start celebrating Christmas?
Olivia Covington: The Franklin
Celebrate early to get full effect
Don’t forget about Thanksgiving
Do you hear what I hear? It’s Christmas! Ok, not officially, but we’re only 47 days away, and I am ready. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, so I’m not snubbing it, but Christmas is my favorite holiday-time. There is a difference. The decorations during Christmas are wonderful: Christmas lights give everything a glow, candy canes are everywhere, as well as carols and snow (hopefully). It really is the most wonderful time of the year—and it is never too early to begin preparing. I put a snowman on the door of my room a little over two weeks ago, at the same time I put my Bing Crosby Christmas CDs in my car. Last week, I went home and listened to Christmasness for the entire three-hour trip. It was glorious. My tree will go up this week. Now, a lot of people think that it’s a little early to begin decorating because it’s not even December yet. But if you actually start decorating in December, by the time you finish you really only have 20 or so days to enjoy all of them. Is that enough? No. Should you decorate at least a month, or two, in advance? Yes. If you allow yourself to slip into the mood, Christmas can be an extremely joy-filled, happy two months of celebration. So start at the end of October and enjoy the decorating season. Then when December comes, you can spend your time watching ABC Family’s “25 days of Christmas” instead of blocking the TV with the tree you’re trying to put up last minute.
November is a transition month; fall weather starts to change to winter, and students on campus finally run out of excuses to dress up in Halloween costumes. November is a month that leads up to Thanksgiving and the glorious break that comes with it, but one stroll through any shopping center will tell a different story. The Christmas trees sitting out, ornaments for sale on the shelf and the constant Christmas jingles playing over the intercom make it seem like the entire month of November has been completely passed over and everyone is already living in December. These two months of Christmas need to be toned down a bit, and we need to appreciate November for what it is. Taking some time to just live in the now instead of looking forward to a holiday nearly two months a way is a start, but there are other ways we can change. Stores go overboard by sensationalizing Christmas, which pays off for them in the end in the form of mobs of people shopping for the holiday, but it seems as if everybody rushes through the months leading up to it. Some stores even go as far to bring out the evergreens before the first pumpkin is carved for Halloween. We even make Christmas part of the whole black Friday phenomenon by waiting until midnight to place decorations out to get everyone in the mood. We should push the decorating and jingles back until after Thanksgiving is finished Thanksgiving should be a time of being thankful for what you have and for your family, not just waiting for Christmas.
Franklin should use technology more, better as recruitment tool In today’s technology-driven world, people are relying more and more on websites, smart phones and social media for information. In most cases, consumers can access the Internet on their phones, which puts everything they could ever need or want to know literally at their fingertips. Colleges and universities have also capitalized on modern technology as a tool for recruitment. Many schools have smart phone apps that prospective students can look at; Purdue even has individual apps for its sports, dining and bookstore services. Additionally, most schools have websites that are both user-friendly and visually appealing. The most tech-savvy schools will make especially good use of social media, which is one of our most powerful information sharing tools. It would be ignorant to ignore the ability of websites like Facebook and Twitter to influence a student’s decision of where to go to school. Franklin’s use of technology has been a little lacking. We have an app, but only recently has it been updated with current information. The college unveiled a new website last week, but its predecessor was confusing and hard to navigate. The school does better with social media than with apps or websites, but its presence could always be stronger. The college is making technologigical strides, but there is still a long way to go. Franklin’s smart phone app does have some interesting features. For example, under the “Course Catalog” section, you can read the same description of each class offered at Franklin that you would read in the online version of the catalog. The app also allows students to access a campus map and
search the school’s directory to find faculty and staff information. But there are some elements that are missing from our mobile app. The first section listed is “Campus Events,” but when you try to load this page, an error message appears. Additionally, there is no page dedicated to campus sports or announcements. Since school events and sports news are what students generally care about most, these things should have been the first added to the app. Franklin’s new website looks significantly better than the old one. The previous site was very busy; too much text was crammed onto the homepage, which made it hard to look at. While this may seem like a random and small detail, it affects our subconscious way of viewing things. If a website isn’t visually appealing, it’s not likely that many prospective students will spend a lot of time perusing it, even if they’re genuinely interested in the school. First impressions matter, even online. The Internet is so ingrained in our lives at this point that people know exactly what they do and don’t want to see on a website, and they don’t give much time to sites that don’t look good. Unfortunately, despite the improved design, Franklin’s new website doesn’t really work. Links are broken, and the entire site crashed on the first day it was launched. While it’s not uncommon for this to happen to a new website, it gives the college a bad face. If prospective students were interested in Franklin and went to the website to learn more about the school on the day it crashed, they wouldn’t have been able to get any information. In most cases, those students would never give Franklin another thought.
Our Position: The Franklin editorial board believes Franklin College should utilize technology more efficiently to attract new students. In regard to social media, Franklin has made only a preliminary effort. We have a Facebook and multiple Twitters, but not much is ever posted; what’s posted on Facebook is almost always the same as what ends up on Twitter. Not only is that boring to current students, but it’s not very helpful to prospective students. Whenever someone searches for Franklin online, they should find something interesting and new everywhere they look. Franklin has been worried about enrollment lately, and it makes no sense to ignore the effect an improved online and mobile presence could have on our ability to recruit. We’re making baby steps to improving our use of technology, but The Franklin editorial board believes Franklin College should make a conscious, concerted effort to improve its technology use if the school hopes to attract more students. The editorial board represents the opinion of The Franklin and its staff members. The board meets once a week to discuss pressing issues relevant to Franklin College students. Meetings are moderated by Olivia Covington, the opinion editor. Board members are junior Adam Lee, sophomores Darian Eswine, Caitlin Soard and freshmen Brittney Corum and Halie Solea. Megan Banta, the executive editor, sits on the editorial board. If you have an issue you would like the editorial board to consider, please feel free to email Olivia Covington at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On This Day In History: Nov. 8 All kids like to share horror stories with each other to prove their own bravery while scaring their friends. In reality, though, every kid is secretly afraid of the things lurking in shadows or of the creatures that come out when the moon is full. When we hear scary stories, we find ourselves wondering if these things called monsters really do exist, or if they’re just figments of our over-active imaginations. On Nov. 8, 1847, in a town in Dublin, Ireland, the man that would make countless people scared of the dark was born. This man, Bram Stoker, would use his pen and paper to create one of the most feared monsters of history: Dracula. After his graduation from Trinity College in Dublin, where he earned a degree in Mathematics, Stoker worked for the Irish Civil Service while writing theater reviews for a Dublin newspaper on the side. It was during this time that he caught the eye of Sir Henry Irving, a Victorian actor who is now said to have been an influence for Dracula. Stoker became Irving’s manager and, later, the manager for the Lyceum Theater in London. He published many horror novels before finally publishing his most famous work, “Dracula,” in 1897. “Dracula” is set in Victorian England, where a centuries-old count from Transylvania (Dracula) hunts his victims in order to live another day. The Count can only be killed by putting a stake through his heart. Stoker’s novel has been brought to life on the big screen many times, and also has been the basis for several spin-offs. To this day, Dracula is still one of the most frightening creatures in literature.
Reign of injuries
What could be worse than a draft bust or a bad free agent pick up? Injuries. I’ve fallen to that word several times in the past. No player wants to be sidelined or benched due to an injury or some sort of physical limitation. Not only does it affect the individual, but it can also have an effect on the team if that player is a key factor. People who have a favorite NFL, NBA or MLS team can notice a difference when the playmakers aren’t there. Some of the most common sports injuries are tears, concussions, pulls sprains and breaks. All those injuries can come from any set of events, such as a bad hit, wrong landing or an unlucky day. Because injuries are unpredictable, it can shake a team up and take it out of rhythm, especially after hitting a key player. I watch a lot of football and am a proud Steelers fan. I watched the opening game of the season, and the Steelers lost key offensive and defensive players. In addition to those losses, Green Bay didn’t have a running back until week six, keeping the team from creating better plays. The Steelers’ current season record of 2-6 reflects its lack of healthy players. Injuries are a serious disadvantage, but also an opportunity for another player to make a difference for the team. Everyone knows that the more severe an injury is, the longer it takes to heal. Every sports franchise takes precautions so an injured player doesn’t come back too soon or without proper rehab. The fact of the matter – don’t be downed if your team is raided by injuries, because chances are, so are other teams.
Megan Banta: The Franklin
Junior Joey Pasquale gets around Defiance’s Rayon Calloway in Saturday’s senior day game at home. Pasquale rushed 124 yards and 9 catches, including a touchdown in the first half of the game.
Rankings, playoffs stand tall on football field By Alex Engelbert
National prominence appeared on the football team’s radar yet again as it moved from last week’s 10th place ranking to a ninth place position after a 41-7 victory over Defiance. However, a 9th ranking may be as high as the Grizzlies get, as none of the top eight teams are expected to lose this weekend. And Franklin has yet another tough HCAC matchup ahead. The Grizzlies travel north to Bluffton on Saturday to face the Beavers, whose program is in sixth place in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference. Although each week is a conference championship in the players’ minds, a win over this team will guarantee a playoff berth, regardless of the Bell Game outcome. As usual, head coach Mike Leonard said he is taking nothing for
granted, knowing the Beavers will leave nothing on the field. “It’s their senior day, and they’re having a tough year,” he said. “So, a win over a three-time conference champion would be a difference maker for their program.” Leonard said over the course of the season, he has known that his team is humble and ready for every team set in front of it. He said being nationally ranked and heavily favored every week does not seem to enter the mindset of the other coaches and players. “It was a real challenge earlier in my career, but now it gets easier,” Leonard said. “We have a real mature group of seniors who just want to live the moment.” Junior Joey Pasquale, who had a huge rushing effort in last week’s win over the Yellow Jackets, looks to repeat a stellar performance this week.
With some injuries in the offensive receiving corps, Pasquale has had to step up on the field, but said despite the success and responsibility, he credits the success to a team effort. “I’m just happy that the coaches and Jonny (West) are calling good plays,” he said. “It’s always nice to run behind a good offensive line.” Senior quarterback Jonny West said he is proud of the national notoriety Franklin has received, as he has seen the program’s status change over his time at Franklin. “It’s a different atmosphere this year, because we really do believe that we can make a strong run when playoff time comes,” West said. Though it’s easy to look ahead to the post-season, the Grizzlies must first take care of Bluffton on Saturday. Kick off is set for 1:30 p.m.
sports HCAC cross country championships bring rain, mud Despite conditions, Grizzlies have strong showing in conference meet By Carney Gillin
The HCAC conference championships brought rain and mud to the course for the men’s and women’s cross country teams as they traveled to Defiance on Saturday. The course was slick and the turns were difficult, causing a loss in traction, but the women’s team was able to pull out a third place finish, while the men’s team brought home a seventh place finish. The women’s side walked away with two top ten finishers, both earning All-Conference honors. Junior Hillary Cain finished second with a time of 22:28.5, followed by junior Anna Murdock in seventh with a time of 23:27.7.
“We really stepped it up when we needed to,” Murdock said. “I was happy with that.” The men’s team entered the contest without its number one runner, senior Kris Sandlin. Sandlin finds a place on the sideline for the remainder of the season with a leg injury. “It’s hard being a senior and watching your teammates,” he said. “I just have to stay positive and know that there are bigger plans ahead.” Regardless of being out a key runner, the men’s side still had top performers for the day. Junior Blake Albrecht and senior Leighton Gough led the Grizzlies with 16th and 21st place finishes, respectively.
“It wasn’t what I was expecting,” Gough said. “I gave it all I had, and it just wasn’t there.” Although he wasn’t happy with his performance, Gough was pleased with his teammates, commenting that the younger runners “needed to step up and definitely did.” The men finished seventh overall in a tight contest, with little separation between fourth and seventh spots. “It was a really close meet,” Sandlin said. “We should have placed fourth, but we will get it together for Nationals.” Franklin moves its eyes to the regional meet coming up at Calvin College in Michigan. The Grizzlies look to qualify for nationals in the Nov. 16 competition.
Scores Nov. 1 Women’s Swimming v. Defiance: 177-31 Men’s Swimming v. Defiance: 163.5-35.5 Nov. 2 Football v. Defiance: 41-7 Volleyball v. Anderson: 2-3 Volleyball v. Ohio Wesleyan: 3-2 Women’s Soccer v. Anderson: 4-0 Men’s Soccer v. Anderson: 0-2 Women’s Cross Country at HCAC: 3rd Men’s Cross Country at HCAC: 7th Women’s Swimming v. Wilmington: 174-40 Men’s Swimming v. Wilmington: 135.5-69.5
Perfect performance in pool for swim team Success becoming a normal aspect of Franklin’s swimming and diving program By Ben Brown
Megan Banta: The Franklin
Sophomore C.J. Hayes finishes the last leg of the 400 freestyle relay (top) and junior Brenna Ghigliotto moves up the lane in the 100 breaststroke (bottom) during the meet against Illinois College and Coe College on Oct. 26.
The men’s and women’s swim teams sit at a perfect 5-0 season so far after defeating Wilmington on Saturday. The men beat the Quakers 135.5–69.5, and the women’s team grabbed a 174–40 victory. Head coach Andrew Hendricks said while he was scouting Wilmington, he believed the Quakers would be great competition for the Grizzlies with a chance to grab the win. Franklin was able to take home a combined victory last season from Wilmington, but the women’s side tallied its first win against the Quakers on Saturday. “Having a full roster against their full roster and getting a win was a good compliment to the kids,” Hendricks said. “The team has come a long way in a short time.” The swim program has only been officially recognized by the NCAA now for four years, and Hendricks, at the beginning, thought it would take five years to really get things going in the sport.
“I expected to have success,” Hendricks said. “At the time, I didn’t know how that would be defined.” He said the success of the weekend more than exceeded his expectations. “The meet went very well, better than expected even,” junior Brenna Ghigliotto said. “Records were broken, and some swimmers swam their personal bests, so you really can’t ask for more than that.” This season has seen a lot of broken records. Hendricks said there have been a total of nine records broken so far this season, many coming from this year’s freshmen swimmers. Progress is being made, as Hendricks said the new collegiate swimmers don’t usually break records until the end of the season. Ghigliotto said the freshmen have had an impact on the team. “Aside from the obvious fact that they doubled our team, they brought so much depth as well,” Ghigliotto said.
Depth has helped in the pool this season, as the Grizzlies have an opportunity to score in more events because they have more swimmers competing in different events. Hendricks said of 80 events cmpeted in so far, the women’s team hasn’t lost one yet, and the men’s team wasn’t able to get a victory in just two or three events. “The way I have built the schedule, we have faced a variety of programs and talent,” Hendricks said. The team has yet to face a ranked opponent, but this weekend will be its biggest test, as the teams face two ranked opponents and a Division II school. “We can continue to win,” Ghigliotto said. “Our name is getting out there, and we’re bringing everything we can, with still so much time and room to improve our times.” Franklin has gotten its name out there, holding a national rank at 46th on the women’s side and looking to improve that rank.
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4 1 Amber Krzys talks about having a healthy body image Monday night at 8 in the
Branigin Room as part of an education program sponsored by the Panhellenic Council. 2 Fraternity and sorority members listen as Krzys tell the story of how she struggled with her body image and eventually came to love her body. 3 At FC World Tour on Wednesday afternoon in the student center atrium, people who went to all the booths and got their ‘passport’ marked could take one of these pins. 4 Junior Evan Pierle learns about Zimbabwe during FC World Tour, which was an event put on by a group of students currently taking LEA 100.
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For more on Krzys’s talk on body image and FC World Tour, go to TheFranklinNews.com. Photos by Olivia Ober and Megan Banta