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Climbing the peak: UC Football seniors want it all
BY TIMOTHY W YATT Assistant Editor
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Football is more than just a game. Football is a feeling—the
that final spark are better than ever. Currently sitting at 8-0 and
in the athlete’s mindset. Success in a sport like football depends
crowd after an unbelievable play, the camaraderie between
its greatest seasons of all-time.
has the right mindset. Defensive lineman Nick Smith said, “I
year. Football is an experience, a state of mind, a journey.
gamut and go undefeated, the seniors are more focused on one
We’re some fighters. We’ll do anything we can to get to that
said, “Honestly, I didn’t really come into the season with any
Even considering that Kentucky Christian University and
quaint smell of grass on a cool fall evening, the swell of a
teammates who have battled alongside one another year after
ranked #2 in all the NAIA-land, UC is in the midst of one of While fans and students would like to see the team run the
Above all though, football is a lifestyle.
thing: the national championship. Running back Terrance Cobb
gladiator, there is no rest. When they aren’t participating in
personal goals because we’ve done a lot of things together and
studying film and mentally preparing for the next game. Col-
could be proud of. I just really wanted to win a national cham-
For those who decide to bear the armor of the modern-day
grueling two-a-days or putting in long hours at the gym they’re
lege players endure all of the above while juggling classes and
But college eventually comes to an end. And for the over-
know everybody else on this team wants it just as bad as I do.
next step and overcome any challenges that are in front of us.”
Bluefield College’s combined overall records are 3-15 for the
I’ve done a lot of things over the course of my career that I
season, the obstacles that lie ahead of them may seem daunting.
pionship. That was my main goal.”
title game. And while the last two conference wins aren’t nec-
A national title is what every player plays for and every
Only five games stand between the Patriots and the national
essary to reach that summit, to be able to force opponents’
coach coaches for. There is only one national champion. They
playoff runs through Williamsburg, Ky., they are vital.
landscape knowing they are the best there is. UC has yet to
is on the horizon. Cobb summed up the senior perspective in a
whelming majority of college-athletes, that ending coincides
get to stand on high while they gleam down across the football
had carefully followed for most of their lives goes with it, too.
find its place atop that mountain. In fact, they’ve yet to even
with an end to their football careers as well. The routines they
on a positive attitude and a common team mentality. This squad
Win or lose, ultimately, the end of their collegiate careers
very notable manner, saying, “It’s a nerve-wrecking thing be-
Yet, there is one redeeming factor: the senior season.
have their chance to ascend its heights. If this were to be the
land head football coach John Bland, “You always want to say
Patriots have ever been in the championship game.
for last.’ You’ve heard all the clichés. And it’s neat to do that
proach needed for rising over that slump, saying, “You take it
to an end. I just want it to come to a good end.”
Kentucky Christian University in James H. Taylor II stadium,
“There’s nothing like it,” said University of the Cumber-
‘my senior year was my best.’ You say you ‘saved your best
with a bunch that you’ve been with for four or five years.”
Essentially, this is the apex; this is what they’ve put their
work in for—to go out with a bang. The Patriots’ football roster
holds the names of 19 seniors, whose chances of setting off
team to make a run for the title, it would be the first time the However, running back D’Angelo Jordan has the ideal ap-
one game at a time—not looking ahead—and you can accomMaybe not a ground-breaking philosophy, but in compe-
tition whatever doesn’t amount to skill or luck is usually found
cause you want everything to be special. You want every game you go into to be special because it’s the last time you’re going
to play against that team. But I’ve been a senior before in high
school, so I know the process. I know everything must come The Patriots take the field again Nov. 9 at noon against
where UC will be honoring its senior players.
Giving hope in the midst of disaster
Photo by Chloe Gu
BY A BBEY CHER RY Staff Writer
Cooking the first warm meal a family has
had in days. Reading a book to a child to dis-
tract them from chaos. Sawing down trees that have been completely uprooted. Washing the
are all called to go. We are called to give.
Whatever he calls us to do, he will equip us.
get involved. Webb stated, “If you have a will-
ergy, or simply prayer, God will provide,"
with disaster relief.”
Whether it be giving of money, strength, en-
one set of clothes that a family has. Every little
“This is how we know what love is: Jesus
the Kentucky Baptist Convention led convo-
to lay down our lives for our brothers and sis-
act of service makes a difference when disasOn Thursday, October 24, Coy Webb of
cation speaking on behalf of Kentucky Disas-
ter Relief. There are currently 4,500 volunteers across the state of Kentucky. How-
Webb quoted 1 John 3:16-18 saying,
Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought
ters. If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity
"Our mission is to be the hands and feet
of Jesus. Just as Jesus did in his ministry, we are meeting the needs of the people first," said Webb.
Campus Minister Dean Whitaker com-
mented, “I don’t know much money you have
or what talents you possess, but don’t let that
stop you from serving and being obedient to
words or speech but with actions and in truth.”
BCM intern Leann Wright said, “For me,
person? Dear children, let us not love with
be vessels of help in times of disaster. Seeing
For the first time on a college campus in
the unrivaled potential, Webb urged those in
the state, there was a Kentucky Disaster Relief
"Not all are called to disaster relief but we
The session, held in the Boswell Campus Cen-
attendance to get involved in the ministry.
ing heart, we can find a way for you to serve
on them, how can the love of God be in that
ever, Webb sees the untouched potential that
college students have that could allow them to
ter, was especially for UC students looking to
training session held on Friday. October 25.
I want to help people who are hurting and feel
like they’ve lost everything. I want to show
them that they can find hope in Christ.” She went on to say, “I was impressed and excited
about the number of students that attended,
and it was really neat to see various UC offices represented at the training.”
Around 40 UC students and faculty mem-
bers attended the training and are now
equipped to answer the call by being the hope
of Christ when disaster strikes.
No Shave November: More than meets the beard?
BY CA R LEEN FLETCHER Staff Photographer
It’s now November, and with this month comes the
falling of leaves, the really big paper deadlines looming in the near distance, the countdown to Thanksgiving break, and yes,
No Shave November actually serves as awareness for
prostate and testicular cancer, according to the American Can-
training is as important as proper training in ethics.” Beard
growth was viewed as a way for young men to imitate their
leaders, since they all had beards, and a period of time of 30
cer Society. They view it as a unique way to raise awareness,
days was set aside for this purpose.
ing full beardom, following this golden rule, as stated by
all hopping on the bandwagon to grow their grizzly beards,
which you don't shave any hair of your body but instead you
No Shave November and Movember, both serve to raise
you guessed it, the ever-popular No Shave November.
Beards everywhere tingle with the anticipation of achiev-
Urban Dictionary: “The month of November is the month in
grow more bestial, brutish, and manly.”
Men everywhere participate in this widely known tradi-
tion of masculinity, but why? Where did it come from? That
is the question UC student Katie Thomas proposed on Face-
book on November 2, 2013, asking ten males to inform her of
the real meaning behind the craze; if any men knew the truth
behind this or if they simply did it because it seemed cool.
With a deeper look into the mechanics behind No Shave
November, it could be considered that in this month of papers
and the final stretch to the end of the semester, not shaving
saves men time. They can sleep longer, take more time for
homework, and ultimately keep their faces warmer.
That isn’t the reason for the phenomena, however.
saying “what better way to grow awareness than with some While the question of which came first is questionable,
So, how do people feel about the craze? While men are
women typically have a different outlook on the tradition.
Shannon Whittenburg, a UC junior, shared her opinion
awareness for men’s health. Movember, which originated in
saying “I’d be mad if my boyfriend grew out his facial hair.”
ber, but in this event, men only grow out their mustaches.
feels it should be well kept and trimmed short. “I like the
Melbourne, Australia in 1999, is similar to No Shave Novem-
While Whittenburg is definitely a fan of facial hair, she
Movember sports the clever slogan of “changing the face of
shadow,” she said. While she would prefer her guy to have fa-
grow out their mustaches in the month of November to raise
doesn’t appreciate the tradition of No Shave November.
official Movember site, in 2011, there were actually 854,000
at UC, on the other hand supports No Shave November, rec-
men’s health” and men actually sign up online agreeing to
awareness for testicular and prostate cancer. According to the
participants, including women, raising more than $126 million
dollars. The popular college tradition of No Shave November
is actually supposed to parallel this event.
Again, however, No Shave November could be traced
back further in time to Plato and ancient Greece. It wasn’t the
cial hair over being clean shaven, she, like many women,
Brian Johnson, a senior communication arts major here
ognizing the noble cause that Katie Thomas was inquiring
about with her Facebook experiment. While Johnson also just
favors the bearded-man look, he said “I know that it is for a
good cause; I know that it is for men’s health, and as man, I
am for men’s health.” Like many other men, however, he too
Another look brings you to competitive swimming.
No Shave November we are all familiar with today, especially
has other, more personal reasons for rocking the bearded say-
resistance in training and even at some meets to make them
did propose the idea that men should take a period of time to
Plus, many great men in history have donned the beard.”
agreed upon even by Aristotle, who wrote, “No man can be
it, maybe women can be a little more open and men will sup-
Swimmers have been known to stop shaving to build water
since the month of November didn’t even exist then, but Plato
stronger and more easily glide through the water when they
develop their beards and not be allowed to shave. This was
is not the real reason for all of the Zach Galifianakis looka-
trusted if he is without a beard. For that reason, beard growth
finally do shave for an important swim meet. Still though, this
ing, “It also gives me an excuse to be lazy and just not shave.
Overall, with a look into the history and the cause behind
port a better reason to grow those manly locks.
Dawn of Doyle’s undead: BY CA R LEEN FLETCHER Staff Photographer An eerie smoke wandered low over the
Zombie show leaves UC dying for more
with laughter during the whole performance.
Maddie Osborne, a junior criminal justice and
floor of the Kohn Theatre, lit dully with ghoulish greens and grays on October 31, 2013 as
human services double major, was one of the
dragging drifted in the air from…zombies?
ment and praise of how well it went over.
for that moment when you stand surrounded
I loved our characters and Rachel did a fantas-
star performers and even joined in the excite-
low moans and the muffled sounds of feet
Osborne said, “The play was a lot of fun.
Yes, zombies. And if you have been planning
tic job directing. Not to mention being
by hordes of the undead and you missed “10
dragged off stage by zombies was pretty ex-
Ways to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse,” di-
citing.” Osborne was more than willing to
rected by UC student Rachel Doyle, you not
praise her director, saying the play choice was
only missed out on a spectacular show, but
excellent. She was drawn to the auditions by
also some great strategy and comedic tips.
the content of the play, saying, “I just knew a
So what does one do when faced with a
play about zombies had to be awesome.”
gaggle of ghouls with a hunger only brains can
satisfy? Doyle’s cast of post-apocalypse sur-
vivors provided advice for scenarios as well as some not so realistic options; ranging from
sacrificing the weak; kung fu fights with the undead; running really fast and not falling
down; or even reasoning with brainless and at-
tempting to romance them. Doyle, a sopho-
more theater major, expressed a number of
reasons for wishing to direct the play.
Doyle said, “When I read the play for ‘10
Ways to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse’ I
though this was a good show. It’s funny. This
is gonna meet all the needs that I want and the
vision that I was going after.” Doyle wished
to direct the play of her own accord, but the
most astounding aspect is that the play was ac-
tually also done for a class—her senior collo-
quium. Doyle is one of the first students at UC
to direct a play on campus and not be of senior status. “That is a very big deal,” she said.
Reactions to her work left her nearly
speechless, struggling to grasp the words to
communicate how she felt beyond the smile
stretched from ear to ear on her face. Doyle
was astounded that students not only took a
Photo by Carleen Fletcher
risk on a student director, especially since the
play was not free. Tickets were sold for two dollars with the proceeds going to Alpha Psi,
the theatre honor society. “Not only did I live
“It wasn’t written in the play at all. I ultimately decided to go with that because throughout re-
hearsal I felt like the play was missing some-
thing—the spooky factor almost.” Doyle
up to that, but I went beyond their expecta-
thought that it needed something that not only
thought that I did so well,” Doyle said.
ence to feel to feel like they were a part of the
shoulders; while the play itself, dealing with
the cast. The actors and actresses Doyle chose
tions. I am absolutely blown away by the The success of the show falls on Doyle’s
a popular theme especially around Halloween,
was sure to be appealing, her directing choices
made it a hit. Apart from just choosing the ex-
cellent cast of actors and actresses that Doyle
is extremely proud. Doyle said, “My actors
were the ones that made it one of the best shows on campus and I couldn’t have done it
went with the play, but would cause the audi-
show, putting them up close and personal with did justice for the play. Not only was their
zombie act convincing, but they also were
very professional, staying in character even
during a power outage during the perform-
ance. The act was so convincing and creepy,
the audience believed the unplanned power
outage to be a part of the play itself, relieving
without them.” She also made executive
stress from the nerve-racked director.
tactful being taking advantage of the whole
lypse” was a success to say the least. Audience
Zombies from the play prowled not only
said, “It was different than any other play I’ve
choices that made the play her own, the most
space, including the audience.
after our apocalypse survivors, but the audi-
ence as well, growling in members’ ears and
getting up close and personal. Doyle added,
“10 Ways to Survive the Zombie Apoca-
member Jessie Eldridge, a senior music major, seen here. It was fun and creative. I giggled
the whole time and I really enjoyed the jokes
that were in the play.” The audience was filled
Osborne said the success had a lot to do with
Doyle, saying, “Rachel did a great job keeping
us focused, but at the same time she kept the
environment very low stress. She had really
high expectations for us and I think, as a cast,
we wanted to live up to those expectations.”
Doyle was flattered at all of the positive
feedback, and while she felt she could be per-
suaded into another performance, it would
take a lot of convincing. She knew the deci-
sion didn’t just lie with her, and while she
thought that her cast would love to do another
performance, she also knew part of the magic
was in the “one night only” experience.
“It was a unique experience and honestly
I think that’s why it went so well, because they only had one chance to get it right, and so they
gave it their all. I’m so proud of them.” Doyle hopes that the students will take advantage of
other opportunities in the future to see her
work, saying she hopes to show her work, in
some form or another, again in the next year.
Night of the Living Tread Photo by Jillian Carpenter
BY JILLI A N CA R PENTER Staff Photographer
Whimsical bicycles and their spooky rid-
ers filled the Whitley County Public Library's
parking lot on October 26, 2013, for an
evening out on the town known as as Night Of The Living Tread. Night Of The Living Tread
was a five-mile community bicycle ride, open
As enjoyable as the experience was for
the driving residents of Williamsburg aware of
Tread was not simply all about fun. Melissa
clists first came to the event, they believed it
becomes a yearly event,â€? said Cope.
fore the cyclists left for the ride, Clayton made
Tread was a complete success. Residents
all of the participants, Night Of The Living
Bond, the local University of Kentucky fine
arts agent, along with the rest of the local Fine
Arts Center, organized the bike ride to create
to residents of all ages. The event opened with
awareness of cyclists on the roads here in
with awards given for best costume and best
refrain from riding them on the road because
registration beginning at 5 p.m. and continued bicycle decoration. Afterward, a brief bicycle
Williamsburg. Many people who ride bikes
it can be dangerous on the streets. Most local
cyclists on the streets. When many of the cy-
to be a race instead of just a group ride. Be-
it clear in his safety lecture that everyone
needed to stay close to one another while on
Several UC students were found partici-
pating in the bike ride, while others were
drivers simply aren't used to people cycling on
found volunteering. UC alumni Caleb Hetrick
lined up on Third Street, were given the go,
miss a cyclist.
participants how to ride a bike, while Maegan
streets of Williamsburg. Anyone too young to
of developing the Williamsburg Bicycle Coali-
through a small obstacle course created with
perfect opportunity to have our first event.â€?
learned how to ride a bike for the first time.
cycles in a group was the safest way to make
great turn out, considering the weather and it
safety lecture was given by UC alumnus Ben
Clayton to educate riders. Finally, the riders
and began their five-mile trek throughout the
make the ride stayed in the park and rode sponges and small traffic cones on Third Street.
the road, so it is very easy for the drivers to Bond said, "We had been in the process
tion for the past year, and felt like this was the
Having a large group of people riding their bi-
and Ben Clayton taught many of the younger
Cope, a UC sophomore, helped watch children
who were going through the obstacle course.
In fact, by the end of the day, Cope herself
"It was so much fun. I thought it was a
was the first time the event was held. It would
be a great experience for college students if it According to Bond, Night Of The Living
learned more about cycling on the streets of
Williamsburg, Kentucky. Plus, even those
who did not participate still had the chance to
become more aware of local cyclists.
Photo by Solomon Whitaker
Q & A with Dr. Semmel
BY SOLOMON WHITA KER Staff Writer
in basically the history of rock and roll. I mean
class are now part of the Contemporary Chris-
arts department. Recently, I got to have a con-
sound recording up to the nineties. While I en-
enjoy the most about the class is the fact that
room full of varied toys, VHS tapes, movie
I mean there was so much information and
that Dr. Bob Dunston and I share responsibil-
things I particularly enjoy about the Contem-
lectures together and selecting topics. So, in
tle period, the “All Things Must Pass.”
presentations, I end up learning a whole lot
Dylan sort of flirts with Christianity along the
Dr. Keith Semmel is the department chair
of the communication, journalism, and theatre
versation with him in his office, a glorious
we went all the way back to the origins of
joyed that class, it was sort of overwhelming,
posters, and a large black and white John
things that I couldn't cover. So, one of the
Examining Contemporary Christian Music
porary Christian Class is that it allows me to
Lennon wall hanging. We got to talk about his
course, his favorite bands that are talked about
sort of focus specifically about artists who
the new “Star Wars” movie, his favorite super-
topics, but that still allows me to talk about
bilia in his much decorated office.
Whitaker: So, what do enjoy most about
in that course, films with religious contexts, hero, and even his favorite piece of memora-
teaching the Examining Contemporary Christian Music class?
Semmel: Well, many, many years ago when I
first came to the university, I taught a course
have dealt with religious themes, religious
tian Music course as well. The other thing I
it is one of the team taught courses and the fact
ities in designing the course and putting the
the process of doing that and having student
myself and just advances my own personal
So I would rank very highly a group like U2,
for example, although they're not a traditional
Contemporary Christian band, it's hard to
place them, but they do deal with those sort of
topics. George Harrison's music in particular,
especially the stuff that he did in the post-Bea-
So, those and Bob Dylan's music. Again,
way; he converts to Christianity for a short pe-
knowledge of the history of popular music in
riod of time, and then sort of drifts away again.
the generic rock and roll course.
that I most enjoy listening to because they're
cause of the whole idea that rock music and
Whitaker: What is your favorite Contem-
many of the same people that I talked about in So, we still talk about Robert Johnson be-
the blues are the devil's music, so that all orig-
inates with the Robert Johnson story. Obvi-
ously we can still talk about Dylan, we can still talk about The Beatles, so it's sort of the
greatest hits that were part of that rock and roll
general and Contemporary Christian music
porary Christian music band?
Semmel: Well, most of the music I enjoy in
that direction really has to do more with the
secular artists who deal with Christian themes.
So those are the artists I'm most interested in,
artists that I grew up with in the first place
who I find particularly enjoyable, but they just
happen to be dealing with themes about reli-
gion and Christianity.
Whitaker: You talked about how you're co-
teaching this with Dr. Bob and you went into that, but you guys also co-teach an-
other class, Religion and Film. What is your
favorite movie with religious contexts,
maybe even one you talk about in there?
Semmel: I tend to be interested in the films
that stir up a great deal of controversy, because I think they're the most interesting. (Laughs.)
Whitaker: (Laughs.) Semmel: Right off the top of my head the first
films that come to mind that we talk about in
that class would be “Monty Python's Life of Brian,” Martin Scorsese's “The Last Tempta-
that irritates me more than anything, a couple
father is in a hardware store, like a Lowes, a
working a million hours, I don't care, I'm still
of weeks ago I saw a TV commercial where a
Home Depot kind of place with his children.
He puts on a welded helmet and he grabs a flu-
orescent light bulb and he turns to his kids and
says "I am your father," and the punch line is
that everybody has their Disney side. It's like,
that they're going to continue with the fran-
chise. I think that could be a good thing.
There were some moments in the pre-
quels. As far as I'm concerned, I'm sort of old fashioned, my James Bond is always going to
be Sean Connery. I loved “Skyfall,” but part
encing all the old Bond jokes, the Aston Mar-
stirred up such a hornet’s nest of controversy
they're going to continue the franchise, but as
“Star Wars.” I'm not particularly upset that
far as I'm concerned, those first three films are
look back on them and reevaluate them.
always going to be the best films of the series.
it's an epic film, but everyone sort of agrees
nology has advanced so much now that Yoda
ested in the guys that are struggling for recog-
think that Scorsese's film and the Python film
fall into that category. Those are the films that
continue to intrigue me. “The Truman Show”
bad guys, but to me the defining moment in
the “Star Wars” films, for me personally, is in
“Empire Strikes Back.”
It's the battle on Hoth with the ATAT's,
Semmel: (Laughs.) I have mixed feelings about it to tell you the truth. One of the things
was here at University of the Cumberlands, for
ing “Empire Strikes Back.”
ment of the Library.
they're sending me to the desert island I'm takWhitaker: Who is your favorite superhero? Semmel: I'm going to go with Batman because
I'm sort of intrigued right now by the fact that
there's this resurgence of interest in the original TV “Batman,” the 1966 series. A whole se-
Lennon print and then I build the rest of the
office around it, cause it has to have a place of importance. So, that's probably my favorite
piece. A lot of the stuff that I have here are du-
plicates of toys that I have at home that I had
to buy an extra one to get the one that I
placeable. That's one of my favorites.
collect that and part of the reason is because
it's straight off the TV series. I loved the TV
series when I was a kid. There's this set of the
little bobble heads that are coming out of the
I love “The Dark Knight.” I think it's one
but the Batman that I learned Batman from
was the Adam West Batman. As campy and
more fascinating to look at, greater detail, but
silly and unrealistic as that show was, that's
school animation. The fact that Lucas was able
version of “Batman” and the Jack Nicholson
more interesting to look at than whoever takes
The first thing I put up is my John
and I haven't collected a comic book in ages.
of my favorite superhero movies of all time,
to do all those things, literally by hand, that to
many years my office was over in the base-
wanted. A lot of these are not as valuable to
human hands had to move all those things. I'm
me is what makes those first three films far
in two schools in that time, but even when I
ries of comic books, which Bob Dunston
1966 Batman version.
to me that's still it. I'm a big fan of that old
That's the first thing I put up since 1980,
fine film. It completes the narrative, but if
the big walking machines. The fact that it was
be brilliant, it would be better, it would be
of Lennon is from the “White Album” period
whenever I move somewhere, I've only taught
That’s the “Batman ‘66” series, I've started to
sure if they did that sequence today, it would
they had this wall hanging that's up in my of-
they're okay. I thought that the third one, the
one that predates “A New Hope,” that was a
can jump around and do the twist and battle
very interesting to study.
“Star Wars” movie? What are your
prequels have done that. They're out there;
introduced me to and now I'm collecting them
still done with stop action animation, that
Whitaker: Do you think about the new
the stature, the sort of mythic qualities that
Part of that is because I understand the tech-
is another film that i think has sort of a
metaphor for religion that I continue to find
happens next with Star Wars. I'll probably go
that's where I was teaching at the time and
and the song “Imagine” came a little bit later.
musical themes. So, I'm sort of that way about
nition and long term influence. I defiantly
Otherwise, I'm sort of ambivalent about what
John Lennon was assassinated in 1980, there
was a record store up in Muncie, Indiana,
those first three had. I don't even think that the
talk about in that class, but those are the ones
on it for the most part. I'm always more inter-
puppet, I'm still more intrigued by those “Star
Wars” films than anything to come along.
creeps me out to begin with, but I'm not upset
tin car and all those kinds of things and all the
“The Ten Commandments” is what it is,
Semmel: Hmm, that's a tough one. Right after
fice, with the lyrics to “Imagine.” The image
interesting. I mean, I love all the movies we
when they came out. I think we continue to
going with that Hoth battle. When Yoda was a
see it, but I don't think they're going to achieve
on me, Disney now owns it. So that kind of
of the reason I loved it is because it was refer-
that for me rise to the front because they
memorabilia that you have in your office?
“Disney, since when is…,” and then it dawned
tion of Christ,” and also the movie “Dogma.” Those are the three films, to me, are the most
Whitaker: What is your favorite piece of
All the digital technology in the world
still my favorite. So, I love the Tim Burton
Joker, all great stuff, but still, my heart goes
out to the original TV series.
me, but that John Lennon print, that's irre-
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What did you think about the international student conference, Engage? “I can share my traditional culture with them, and I can also learn some diﬀerent cultures. This time I showed my traditional dance and people really like it, some people even want to learn it.” -Mayíre Mahmut, China
“The weekend was so short but very attractive. It was a pretty good experience and I will go back next year.” -Yasséma Staw, France
“It was very exciting for me, because I never thought I would know them. They are all friendly people, and they were not denied to make friends with me.” -Jay Sanksakulchai, Thailand
“I loved learning about all the diﬀerent cultures; I think it's truly amazing to see how diﬀerently God created all the people of the world.” -LeAnn Wright, United States of America
10 Tips for successful thrifting BY WHITLEY WEST Staff Photographer
he college years generally consist of
balancing the ability to pass your classes, have a social life, and feed yourself without going
totally broke. Throwing in the expenses of
keeping a fashionable wardrobe into all of that
buy a rad sweater and then realize it has a huge hole in the armpit when you get home.
4. Try it on!
It might look like it fits, but you never know
is tough. Why spend $40 on that new Forever
for sure. Or, it may appear to be the most hor-
seemingly identical for a couple bucks at your
could pleasantly surprise you when you try it
21 cardigan when you can find something
local thrift shop? Here is a handful of thrifting
tips that could help you save quite a bit.
Some stores update their selection daily.
Goodwill, for example, adds new merchandise by the hour. They are constantly selling and
restocking items. The more you go, the better shot you have at scoring big.
2. Quality over quantity.
People often get caught up in the how cheap
the prices are in stores that they completely
overlook the quality of the items. Don’t buy torn, stretched, or stained items, unless that’s
the look you’re going for. It is better to leave
the store with a few awesome finds than with
a bunch of junk that won’t last you very long.
3. Inspect. Inspect. Inspect.
Thoroughly check the pieces that you’re pos-
itive you will buy. It really stinks when you
rendous heap of fabric while on the hanger. It
5. Make separate piles.
Give yourself a little “time out” to sort through
your finds and establish your absolutely not’s, maybe’s and real keepers.
6. Bring cash.
A lot of times thrift stores don’t have a credit
or debit card reader so always go prepared!
Think of ways to repurpose.
Slap on those creative glasses. A pair of your
typical high wasted grandma pants could eas-
ily be turned into some trendy high wasted shorts.
8. If there is no dressing room, improvise.
It is as good idea to wear tight clothes when
you go. If there isn’t a dressing room, there’s
no shame in sliding a top on overtop of your
clothes to see if it fits.
Photo by Whitley West
9. Don’t make a list.
Swap clothing with friends.
Don’t get me wrong here; it’s good to keep a
If the idea of shopping for second-hand cloth-
for. However, when you start writing down a
a clothing exchange with your friends in the
mental note of what you’re generally looking
list of specifics, you might get so wrapped up
in searching for those ideal items and wind up
missing out on a random find you weren’t ex-
ing gives you the creepy crawlies, then set up
UC Volleyball team defeats Georgetown
BY BR A NDY NOR MA N Staff Writer
After 22 years and 34 matches, the UC
UC volleyball head coach, Kathryn Hart. “I
Georgetown Tigers on Oct. 17, making school
body on any given day. The team’s defense
Volleyball Patriots finally defeated the
history and setting the tone for the rest of the
It’s no secret that Georgetown College is
one of UC’s biggest rivalries in athletics, so
with such a big win, the team is still on cloud
am a big believer of any team can beat any-
which caused an absence of the student fan
able to really put everything together that The team showed great chemistry on the
court with an impressive amount of teamwork
and control. The leadership alone proved to be
win over the Tigers.
captains, Eastham and Samantha Stuckwisch,
“We played our hearts out and left every-
thing on the court. I am so proud of these girls
for pulling this off and I cannot wait to see
what the rest of season has in store for us,”
“Megan Schulte had the best game I think
all year both offensively and blocking,” said
found their way to the bleachers to cheer on
stands pulling for them as finally beat George-
emotion, skill, and consistency to the game,”
However there were several students who still
the only ones to shine, as UC freshman Syd-
along with Kelsey Eastham and Abby Dun-
don, who all bring different abilities to the
Hart says she is very proud of the girls
senior Ryan Northcutt. “The volleyball team
a total of 16 digs.
“Both Sam and Kelsey bring a lot of
said Hart about the captains. “Sydney Beck’s
defense was also solid all day and her serving
was fantastic, especially the fifth set. Abby has
also been a great mentor to the freshman on
knowing that we could win it. I am so excited
base that usually crowds the intramural gym.
a UC sophomore, led their team during a very
ney Beck contributed greatly to the win with
proud of these girls for not giving up and
to see what the rest of the season holds with
the Volleyball Patriots.
nerve-racking game. Upperclassmen were not
“Our team played with every ounce of
heart and determination that we had. I'm very
The game took place over fall break
a huge factor in the winning of the game. Both
said UC senior Megan Schulte.
The Patriots’ seniors include Schulte
ent roles this year, and she has embraced them
had been improving all season and we were
9. The final score of the game was (25-22, 13-
25, 25-22, 18-25, 15-9) making it a three set
the team this year, and has really been a team
player. I have asked her to play a lot of differ-
“It was a great game to watch,” said UC
this amazing team,” Eastham said.
and how hard they have worked this season,
adding that it was so exciting to see how good
the volleyball team can really be. Hart also
mentioned that the she is especially proud of
the seniors for doing such a good job of being
balled out and it was so nice being in the
leaders to a young team.
and all the hard work we have put in this year.
“I'm really proud of this group of girls
The win over Georgetown has been im-
It is fun to be a part of a team that works hard
ple who support them, as well as Coach Hart.
lenge. We never give up no matter the score,
portant for the team’s confidence and the peo-
The win has received a lot of recognition from the school and has the fans and players
pumped for the Mid-South Conference tour-
every day and that never backs down to a chaland I think that is the key to our success and
will be the key to future successes,” said Dun-
Finishing the season strong BY CODY ELLIS Staff Writer
The University of the Cumberland’s
men’s golf team finished their fall season with
solid fall. Bring on the spring.”
UC was led by Pospisil and Viktor Mad-
a strong close. The team made the trip down
sen, who both finished with a solid score of
where they came out with a win. The Patriots
place individually. Head golf coach Chris
to Georgia to the Reinhardt University Invite
conquered the tournament as a team as well as
having several top 10 finishes by some of the
142 (-2), which put them both tying for second Kraftick said, “It was a great way to finish off
the season and finish strong. We were suc-
cessful this fall and played a lot of good golf.
The team’s overall score for the two days
I look forward to next year and seeing what
of the tournament host. With UC getting this
Despite being a very young team—the
was a total of 574—11 strokes better than that
win at one of the biggest tournaments in the fall season, it gave the men a total of three
team wins out of five possible.
Michael Pospisil, who led the team the
whole year with some great play, ended up fin-
we can accomplish in the spring.”
roster sports seven freshmen—the Patriots
have a lot of talent within the team and they
have seemed to prove that so far this year.
With the fall season coming to an end for the
Patriots, they will now start to focus on the
ishing the fall season out with a top 10 finish
spring season where they will look to continue
landing on three all tournament teams.
time they tee it up. The team will return to the
in all five tournaments, one individual win and
Pospisil said, “Struggled here and there, but
to be successful and get more victories every
greens in February.
Patriots’ Scoreboard Season Records
Vo l l ey b a l l
M e n ’ s S o c c e r Wo me n ’s Soc cer
Pride and a Silver Saucer
The Star-Crossed Field
BY SOLOMON WHITA KER
BY AUTUMN COONEY
Rodrigo Ortiz exited the see-through,
speeding out of his drive way. He knew he had
glass door of the newspaper office for Care-
to find someone who could help.
hand and was dressed in the professional, grey
alized that Rodrigo had escaped they started
free Times. He held a briefcase in his right
suit his job called for. Rodrigo was the pub-
The pilots of the silver saucer quickly re-
to pursue him. The aliens inside were looking
lisher of the local newspaper in the town of
for a male and female to examine because they
not far away, a silver 2011 Mercedes Benz SL-
drigo saw the saucer in the rearview mirror
Carefree, Arizona. His car was in a parking lot Class. Sliding into the red leather seat, he
turned the metallic key, and the engine started
with a growl. The slick vehicle carried him to
his desert penthouse.
Pulling into the drive way, Rodrigo saw
his wife greeting him from the door, clothed
had never encountered humans before. Ro-
and pushed the gas pedal down. The car sped
away into the middle of the town. He opened
the door and quickly jumped out and headed
for the house of someone he knew. His fist
pounded the door and a man quickly came to
after the star-crossed lovers as they tried to
households, like that of a rose on a hot sum-
make their escape.
was star crossed from the beginning. Being
Orleans they finally ended up in a field on the
mer’s day. Romeo and Juliet’s love for another
torn apart by their families’ hatred for one an-
other, they decided to leave the worlds in
which they were born. But their plan went
amiss. They believed in eternal love and as
they both took their last breaths they believed
Running throughout the streets of New
northern outskirts of the city. Unable to run
anymore the couple stopped in the center of
the field and tried to catch their breath. The
sounds of running and yelling men were
heard, moving closer towards them. Garett,
shut the door. Rodrigo realized that he had
true? What if love lasts beyond life? Well,
He would leave Maria so that she would be
pushed everyone away and that hoping for
and everyone hated him for it as he rubbed it
someone to hide him was a lost cause. The sil-
afternoon, he did not know what would await
himself be taken. The couple was officially de-
Rolling over in the bed, Rodrigo saw his
hated, but the love bloomed from the rival
streets. Maria’s father and his men followed
knowing they would never be able to escape
everything that he thought he would ever want
him at night.
Their love for one another was forbidden and
France, Garett ran onto the ship took her hand
and started running through the crowded
their love would last beyond life itself.
As soon as the man saw who it was, he quickly
in their faces. Kissing his wife on the lips that
of love that is formed between star-crossed
lovers. Take Romeo and Juliet for example.
fired. On the day of Maria’s departure to
in a white dress. Her beauty surpassed all oth-
ers and he was proud that she was his. He had
Some of the greatest love stories every told are
ver saucer quickly caught up and Rodrigo let
clared missing on next front page of the edi-
tion of the Carefree Times.
But what if this idea of eternal love is
there’s a story that takes place in the heart of
or be free together knew what he had to do.
safe. Taking Maria into his arms Garett sa-
New Orleans that shows just that: love that
vored the last moment he would share with the
told throughout the streets of New Orleans
being fired could be heard across the sky. The
shall last through eternity. The story that is
took place in the middle of the seventeenth
century, the era of social classes at their finest.
woman he loved. Suddenly the sound of a gun
star-crossed lovers collapsed to the ground, finally escaping the world that rejected their
A love formed between two social classes was
love for one another.
n’t matter, and it wasn’t his problem. The gift
was born again. Maria De’Torey was born into
De’Torey is one of many stories told within
of a sudden there was a boom and bright lights
percent of the factories within Louisiana’s
wife and all he could do was stare at her face.
This was all he needed, the outside world did-
of life was his, so he lived it to the fullest. All
shone outside. Then, the sound of stones being
pulled apart could be heard and Rodrigo looked to his left to see his house disappearing
into a blue light. Self-preservation quickly
kicked in and he jumped out of the bed and
hurried quickly out the door. He looked up to
find a giant, silver saucer in the sky. “These things don’t exist, I must be in a dream,” he
brought to life and thus the romantic tragedy
a wealthy household that owned at least fifty
the streets of New Orleans, but just like many
State. Garett McShire was a factory worker for
Though the story has changed throughout
Maria’s father’s industries. They instantly fell
in love even though they knew they came
of the others, the story continues to this day.
time. The field that they took their breaths is
known as The Star-Crossed Field. It is said
from two different worlds. Maria was sup-
that the field at night is bare but when a couple
tycoon, but she couldn’t bear the thought of
of fireflies, and on the day of their death sto-
posed to be married to the son of a business
not being with Garett. Telling her parents that
walks through it, it is blessed with a blanket ries have been told about shadows embracing
she would never marry anyone but Garett, she
one another in the light of the moon. Could it
father planned to send her to France were she
longer part of our world that their love still
thought to himself. Yet, as he saw his wife
tried to leave her family’s household. Maria’s
Rodrigo quickly ran to his car and jumped in,
would live with her Aunt, while Garett was
sucked into the beam, the dream didn’t end.
The story of Garett McShire and Maria
be that even though Maria and Garett are no
Nexus 5 BY CA LEB VA NDER A R K Staff Writer
Google unveiled the latest addition to the ven-
on any carrier you want.
31st of October. Granted, every last little detail
Nexus 5 with a $30/month plan from T-Mobile
but who cares? The Nexus 5 smartphone is
(seriously, who talks on the phone anymore
erable line of Nexus-branded devices on the
had already leaked out in the preceding weeks,
For example, you could combine the
Basically, imagine a Samsung
Galaxy S4, except better. Much better. For
starters, it comes with the stock Android 4.4
with unlimited texting/data and 100 minutes
operating system. Everything was specifically
truly a product to be excited about why? Be-
anyway?). Total price for two years? $710 in-
ufacturer like Samsung or HTC. Thus, the
iPhone 5s for only $200!”
on AT&T with only 2GB of data, unlimited
cause it starts at only $350. “But I can buy an
Well, yes. Yes, you can. However, there
cluding the phone. In contrast, an iPhone 5s
texting and unlimited data would cost over
overall experience is cleaner and faster. It
that’s the same resolution as your TV on a 5-
inch screen), an 8-megapixel camera with op-
no expensive 2-year contracts with limited
are less blurry), and a 2.3Ghz processor (it’s
phone upgrade options. You buy it and put it
I guess I could tell you a bit about the
with the money you save.
sports a 5inch 1080p display (for reference,
$2,400 for two years. So…is that extra $1,700 worth it to get a phone for $200? Not in my
one. And buy thousands of packs of Ramen
designed by Google and not a third-party man-
is a fundamental difference: The Nexus 5 is
$350 with no contract required. That’s right,
Bottom line: It’s good. You should get
tical image stabilization (translation: pictures
Christmas, technology, & big deals BY CA LEB VA NDER A R K Staff Writer
The Christmas season is usually an excellent
growth in recent months. Asus, the company
any type, this is the category for you.
that really started the convertible trend, re-
egories that you may be able to score a good
with keyboard docking station starting at only
counts on smartphones during the Christmas
market this season.
the price of the iPhone 5s to a mere $120 (with
time to shop around for great prices on new
tech stuff for your arsenal. Here are some cat-
Tablet prices are falling quite rapidly.
Intel has promised decent tablets in the $99
range before Christmas; we’ll see if that promise holds up.
This category has seen exponential
cently released their entry-level T100 tablet
$350. Look for great deals on an inundated
Don’t neglect the potential of the tradi-
tional laptop. Though they seem outdated
Retailers generally offer substantial dis-
shopping season. Last year, Wal-Mart reduced
2-year contract). Be on the lookout!
TVs are plummeting in price. In the last
today, traditional laptops usually feature better
week, I’ve seen 32-inch Samsung and Pana-
convertible counterparts. If you’re a gamer of
a few dollars more, Amazon has been selling
specifications at lower prices than their fancier
sonic LED TVs for as little at $199. For only
LG 1080p panels for as little as $249. Look
for great deals on Black Friday!
American Horror Story review:
The wicked witches of New Orleans BY NATASHA JONES Assistant Editor
We’re four episodes into season three of
“American Horror Story.” The story is set in
New Orleans where there is a secret coven of
In this season, the lead character, Fiona
Goode (Jessica Lange), is the supreme witch
of the coven, meaning she possesses up to
seven different powers including healing,
mind control and the power of telekinesis.
ful as Fiona. The two are mortal enemies; the
coven. While giving insight, there’s still much
but appear to have a truce to stop fighting
The performances from the cast were also
coven and voodoo queen have tense history
against one another, at least for the time being. The fourth episode in the series “Ameri-
can Horror Story: Coven,” “Fearful Pranks
“American Horry Story” is known for its
When she learns of the burning of a witch
in Louisiana, Fiona, who had been away par-
tying and searching for the fountain of youth,
returns to Miss Robichaux’s to take control
Pranks Ensue” gave such an eerie vibe; you
are recurring from earlier seasons and we’ve
out their new characters in “Coven.”
terrified expressions of the characters, scenes
thought we already knew, the supreme is cer-
shocker to audiences that Lange won a Golden
helping audiences know which scenes oc-
tainly deliver. With each season being its own
portal of character Constance Langdon in sea-
watch a little more leniency knowing they
Spoiler alert: Fiona is a lot more cold and
creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuck cer-
miniseries, it gives audiences the ability to
haven’t missed seasons upon seasons of info
Globe and a Primetime Emmy Award for her
manipulated than we thought; she stood her
pick up with part two of what some are calling
how can Hank, Cordelia’s husband, think he
few characters, revealing sides and personali-
to a witch, who’s the mother is the supreme?
child-like vulnerability and monstrous secrets.
the episode, but there’s no doubt his actions
crets and hostility between members of the
with all the dark magic in her life, who could
episode. This episode peeled the layers of a
Fiona is not the only notorious powerful
ties that we haven’t seen before; Intentions of
ical powers, and is considered equally power-
continued keep her story straight. It’s as if
Best episode yet, but I say that every
life force and powers are weakening and
Flashbacks occurred frequently, revealing se-
curred in the past and which were in the pres-
ent, which can be a tricky thing.
This episode ended in a cliffhanger which can
she’s so bad, that she’s almost good. Plus,
the pieces together as they fall throughout
They showrunners also did a great job of
Queen is also a character known for her mag-
alerting them that something interesting was
disturbing, morbid yet intriguing plots and its
tough, vain, ruthless and clever portrait, it’s no
group of young witches there, Fiona is aware
leader in this town. Marie Laveau, the Voodoo
urged viewers to look a little deeper while about to happen.
ground in front of the council of the coven and
strengthening whoever the new supreme is.
pen. With camera shots that focused in on the
tainly no witch to be messed with. Showing a
“American Horror Story.”
about these characters, and letting them put
that a new prospering supreme is near, as her
were waiting on the edge of your seat for some
misfortune to happen, which certainly did hap-
over guidance of the rising witches and warns
Cordelia there is a storm coming. Among the
The camera work throughout “Fearful
seen them a couple different roles previously
As Fiona, Lange proved to us what we
young ladies, who are learning how to control natural world.
riveting and phenomenal. Most of these actors
Halloween, which definitely gave the show
the right to show off and put the “horror” in
their powers and hide them from the rest of the
whole new shade of darkness to the canvas.
in this series, yet they do a great job of playing
Fiona’s daughter Cordelia is running Miss Ro-
bichaux's Academy, a school for exceptional
to be revealed.
Ensue,” revealed many dark twists and turns.
The episode premiered during the week of
have predicted her husband,would bring a
can get away with adultery when he’s married
Definitely didn’t see that one coming in
will go unnoticed for long. Poor Cordelia,
only lead viewers to assume next week’s will “Walking Dead” meets “American Horror Story.”
At just four episodes in, this story has re-
ceived great feedback from its audience mem-
bers. They aren’t quite sure what to expect next, but will definitely be watching.
Were we on fire?
BY EMILY HEMPHILL Staff Writer Remember the ‘90s? Remember the tidal wave of cool
that was flooding our churches, our youth groups, our prayers?
be a super-Christian, you had to be a missionary. You had to
be willing to leave it all and go live somewhere else. Because
backsliding in her relationship with Christ, but as a disillusion-
ment with evangelicalism. It was too stifling, too pigeon-holed,
Most of us do, in a vague, foggy kind of way. In the beautiful
that's what Jesus did for us, right?
and too legalistic.
this era of Christianity with a candidness and a clarity that not
simply confesses in an honest and non-judgmental way that
after her marriage, as for many years she was unable to find
memoir “When We Were on Fire,” Addie Zierman writes about
only reminds us of what was going on, but puts into words the
Zierman's book certainly doesn't bash missionaries. She
the reason she wanted to be a missionary during high school
questions many have had, in hindsight, about what was really
was not because of God, but because of Christianity. When she
Starting off each chapter with a piece of "Christianese"
sionary. She still spent a year in China with her husband, but
realized this, she decided to be a Christian instead of a mis-
(words Christians use that need to be explained to everyone
she was teaching English, not Bible stories, and it was hard,
things I haven't thought about in years - things like AWANA,
After painting a picture of how clearly "on fire" for Jesus
else) and a corresponding definition, Zierman talks about
See You At the Pole, Teen Mania, and WWJD bracelets. Back
telling God how great he was and what you were feeling, who
decorating, listening to non-Christian music and going on late
how it is - for some people. At home she was the Bible study
dilemma with WWJD? Anyone can learn from this book, and
gotten everything right judged her for not having their taste in
sumed by, or are struggling to recover from the Christian sub-
night walks with a boy. She described this experience not as a
Pusha T – My Name Is My Name
Arcade Fire – Reflektor
PATD has attempted to refuel the
has it all—head-bobbing beats, hard
musical journey of up’s and down’s
mature and consistent
of truth. T need have no regrets on
manner than 2005’s “A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out.”
wore enough Jesus t-shirts, sang enough songs and met every
everyone can respond to it, whether they grew up in, were conculture that led everyone to believe that fires could never go
Top ﬁve albums of October
BY TIMOTHY W YATT
nostalgic sound fans loved in a more
This story of Zieman's is not just hers. It belongs to a gen-
To Live, Too Rare To Die!
toward things that happened back when she was on fire. But eration that was duped into believing they were holy if they
leader, the righteous one. At school, the Christians who had
Panic! At The Disco – Too Weird
lot of counseling to make it back - a lot of forgiveness directed
she was in high school, Zierman describes the experience of
day of the week), be active at church (short-term mission trips, you liked, why you wanted God to make you a missionary. To
and friendship that she craved. She slid into depression, mild
alcoholism and emotional adultery. It took a long time and a
she did make it, and this book is her beautiful story.
going to a small Christian college in a way that shows exactly
Bible study, etc.), and pray (fill journals with your cursive
within evangelicalism the community and deep understanding
and they came back.
then, it seemed like in order to be a good Christian, all you had
to do was dress modestly (a Jesus promoting t-shirt for every
From there, she describes the loneliness she felt, even
One word: solid. A record that truly rhymes and plenty
An absolute auditory experience. A
and everywhere in
between. “Reflektor” offers some-
thing for everyone.
Cage the Elephant – Melophobia
This album ranges from calm and
laid-back to downright groovy at
times. Every track is
intriguing and leaves you wanting
more…in a good way.
Hellogoodbye – Everything Is De-
A few of the songs fall flat, but over-
all, a surprisingly good album full of
catchy hooks and
melodies sure to linger in your head
for a while.
Published on Nov 7, 2013