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October 25, 2013


October 25, 2013

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Zombies in the theatre


DIY: Halloween costumes





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Serve time with criminal justice BY CAR LEEN FLETCHER Staff Photographer

Photo by: Carleen Fletcher

Looking for a change of pace from an

served in Vietnam and was honorably dis-

“undecided” major? Or perhaps your current

charged after combat, and upon his return to

heard the Criminal Justice Department is for

nal Justice and Corrections.

major has lost its gleam. Maybe you have

those interested in corrections and justice.

While true, there are so many other interesting

aspects to this new and thriving program. Be-

ginning the University of the Cumberlands in

2009, the department started with 14 majors

and now has grown to 128 majors. So what’s

all the fuss about? The CJ department is not

America, he graduated with a Ph.D. in Crimi-

where he serves as a military judge and deputy

ample, Dave Grey, who has 20 years’ experi-

prepare them for the workforce.”

several states across the U.S. Criminal justice

These areas of specialization also help stu-

dents to take advantage of graduating with an

Marshals Office, and interns have placed in

majors will always have jobs available, but

you may have to move to find one.

interesting combination of majors, such as law

DeCecca also commented on the outlook of

ence in the field with investigations, law

tunity to combine the study of criminal justice

and corrections have an outlook of a 10 per-

enforcement, and the army, offers a crime

here at UC, but he also served in the United

are able to partake in activities such as finger-

scene investigation course in which students

printing or taking shoeprint impressions with

vision of the Navy Military Police in Iceland

clay molds, among other things.

station base closure. Dr. Melvin Mahone was

ally growing department include new changes

in the United States Marine Corps in 1969,

dents have also interned with the United States

and current students in the program. Two stu-

hands on experiences in their classes. For ex-

only retired from the Kentucky State Police in

during the final stages of the U.S. Naval Air

a fish and wildlife officer, two federal officers,

four city police officers, and several human

We feel this is giving them the quality of edu-

cation they are paying for and it will better

faculty members—and since the faculty has

nessee deputy sheriff, two state police officers,

services-social service employees as graduates

2005 for Hurricane Katrina. This is just a

mobilized for Operation Iraqi Freedom and in

are employed as contractors with the Depart-

posed to having to take a lot of elective to fill

the required hours to complete their degree.


States Navy Reserve as a master-at-arms, a di-

ministries. This will allow the CJ students to

state judge advocate. In 2003, his unit was

such expertise, students are even offered

2010 to become a full-time faculty member

ment of State. The department also has a Ten-

have a specialization in a specific area op-

perience in their fields and collectively Department Chair Justin DeCecca not

ize in either: law enforcement management,

colonel in the Kentucky Army National Guard

small glimpse into the background of a few

representing all branches of the United States

According to DeCecca, two recent graduates

criminal profiling, forensics or chaplain/prison

a circuit judge for over 20 years, he is also a

dents a great outlook on jobs after graduation.

new specialization areas for our CJ majors to

choose from, they can now choose to special-

Not only was professor John Knox Mills

only interesting, but filled with highly experi-

enced faculty, all holding at least 10 years ex-

phasis. DeCecca said, “We have added four

Yet another reason to look into continu-

that have been made to include areas of em-

enforcement management being a great oppor-

growth in the field, saying, “Law Enforcement

and business, or chaplin/prison ministries po-

cent growth over the next five years. Probation

ministry major or minor. Along with new areas

With a growing field and jobs offered

tentially combining CJ with the missions and

of emphasis new courses are also being of-

fered, such as CRJS 435 Death Investigation,

CRJS 338 Homeland Security, and CRJS 337

White Collar Crime.

Studying criminal justice also gives stu-

and parole has an 18 percent growth outlook.”

everywhere, plus an interesting way to spice

up your resume, why not consider serving

some time with the criminal justice department?



A lesson in zombie combat


The UC theatre students present ‘10 Ways To Survive The Zombie Apocalypse.’

BY JILLI A N CA R PENTER Staff Photographer Photo by: Jillian Carpenter Students rehearse a scene from “10 Ways To Sur vive The Zombie Apocalypse” in the Kohn Theatre.

A light fog in the theatre creates an omi-

proven to be an extremely popular subject, but

and that we as actors get the chance to interact

to list merry few. The play is a comedy about

grow more interest throughout the past several

the opportunity to interact brings just as much

tainly does not mean that the audience won’t

The performance offers the audience the

rarely ever offers a play geared toward Hal-

nous mood as zombies stalk through the aisles,

loween, and Doyle was very eager to add hers

the survivors ring throughout the room as

surviving the zombie apocalypse, but that cer-

looking for their next meal. The screams of more zombies file in to attack. Meanwhile,

two unnoticed people stand calmly on stage, talking through what is happening. You see,

this whole massacre serves one purpose only:

to educate the general public on ways to stay

alive during the zombie apocalypse.

Rachel Doyle, a junior at UC, directs stu-

dent actors to perform her vision of “10 Ways

get the chance to jump and yelp in fear every

now and then. Doyle chose the play because

it offered the perfect balance between comedy

and gore, thereby appealing to both comedy

lovers and carnage connoisseurs. Doyle says,

“I believe this to be a good show to help feed

the interest of this topic among our own stu-

a subject that has consistently continued to years.”

while the play moves forward. The guttural

alypse” is a very unique and new experience

sounds of the undead surround the audience as

they also watch the carnage and comedic

ous. Most performances only offer the actors

According to Doyle, the theatre depart-

ment at the University of the Cumberlands

enjoy the chance to make their audience nerv-

ipate in on or around campus that appealed to

the chance to perform in front of an audience.

nity to watch as many horror movies as possi-

zombies, says, “I think it's a great thing for the

ble. She says, “Not only has the show been

has a one time performance on Halloween

money will go to Alpha Psi, the university’s

next? A zombie actor couldn’t make them

said that there usually isn’t anything to partic-

the people that use Halloween as an opportu-

to both the audience and the actors. The play

night beginning at 9 p.m. in the Kohn Theatre.

rector, are made up entirely of volunteers who

folios and have a little fun along the way.

“10 Ways To Survive The Zombie Apoc-

deaths take place on the stage. Could they be

their next meal, right? The actors definitely

want to both build up their professional port-

it does the unsuspecting people patiently

awaiting their doom in their seats.

dent body with a kick of humor and wit.”

Being a Halloween enthusiast herself, she

enjoyment and entertainment to the actors as

opportunity to feel involved as some of the

zombies get to meander through the audience

To Survive The Zombie Apocalypse” by Don

Zolidis. The cast and crew, including the di-

with them instead of perform at them." Having

Kaylyn Campbell, who plays one of the

audience to be more involved with this play

Tickets for the performance are $2, and the

theatre honor society.




Do it yourself: Halloween costume ideas BY NATASHA JONES Assistant Editor

It’s that time of year again! The time when you look at your calendar and realize it’s the end of October and you still haven’t got your Halloween

costume. If your running low on creativity, time and/or money, I’ve got the perfect list of do-it-yourself costumes.


Raid Mom, Dad, Grandpa,

and/or Granny’s closet and have

some fun! Old retro clothes that


Use some old boxes you’ve

found around the house and build

your costume. You could build a


Zombie-fy. You can’t go wrong

anything considered walking dead

these days. Get some old clothes,

Lego person with some paint and

tater them up, and then roll in some

this year’s best dressed costume.

Iron Man suit, a Rubik’s cube or ba-

makeup on your face, paint under

sweaters, thick knee socks and long

or character of your preference.

haven’t seen the light of day since

the ‘80s always hold potential for

Just aim for some bright-colored

skirts with funky floral prints, a

scrunchie, some dark lipstick and BAM you’ve stepped out of a time

delicate craftsmanship. Build an

sically any squared inanimate object

dirt and grass. Put some purple

your eyes and make yourself look

like a corpse. Or better yet, if you

have any old athletic uniforms col-

lecting dust somewhere find it and

For example, use rolls of toilet paper and become a mummy. Wrap your-

self in Christmas wrapping paper

Fake blood and other gory Hal-

loween makeup. You can’t go wrong

with trying to look scary for Halloween. Find some baby powder to

make that fake blood shiny against

and be a present. Find some alu-

your cold pale skin. And you don’t

you’re creative enough the possibil-

fake blood. Did you know water,

minum foil and be leftovers. If

ities are endless!

have to settle with department store

golden corn syrup, red food color-

ing, chocolate syrup (or maple

bies. The Best thing about this idea

made blood recipe.

plenty of opportunity for you to look

is it’s not so much about what you’re

man jacket and channel the hairstyle

sell it.

of old school Billie Ray Cyrus.

household items to make a costume.


syrup) and some corn stark mix to-

set you apart from all the other zom-

rad too. Look for your Dad’s letter-

Wrap yourself in multiple

add some wear and tear to and that’ll


And guys, never fear! There’s


gether for a realistic, thick home-

wearing but more about how you

Bonus: This one is my personal favorite. Get up that morning; follow your usual routine to get ready in the morning. Step out of the house and tell people

you decided to dress up as the most awesome person ever—yourself.




A Q & A with Dr. Bob Dunston BY HAYLEY DAV IS Online Editor

Photo by: Carleen Fletcher

Dr. Bob Dunston is the Department Chair

senior year, I was really thinking about being

cated in the Bennett building. I sat down with

to go into biology, but then I was accepted to

bobble heads, “Walking Dead” action figures,

about eight weeks, and it was in mathematics

of the Missions and Ministry department lo-

him in his office amidst “Big Bang Theory” and framed portraits for fresh bagels, where

an orthodontist, which would have caused me

go to a special summer program that lasted

and computer science. And I’ve always liked

we discussed multiple highlights of his life, in-


UC’s campus, and how he met his wonderful

neer. And so that really got my interest in fur-

cluding his most recent birthday, coming to wife Norma. Plus, we talked about baking, scifi movies, and even how he’s like the Joker.

HAYLYEY DAVIS: So, your undergradu-

ate degree is in Mathematics. What did you

want to be when you grew up?

DR. BOB: Well, for a good part of high school

up until the summer between my junior and

My dad liked mathematics; he’s an engi-

So you met Norma in Seminary? That’s right! Why don’t you share that story? [laughs] Let’s see, we actually lived in

the same dorm [gasps] which I know is prob-

ably something we shouldn’t talk about, but

thering my mathematics and especially

Midwestern was, at that time, I think probably

college, starting in 1967, there were very, very

ies. There was one dorm that had two floors

in computer science because it was just so

part of the L was the guys and the short part

computer programming. And when I went to

few colleges and universities that had a major

brand new. So, I majored in Mathematics as

the best alternative, because what they were really looking for was logical thinkers.

So, I somewhat got to know her; I didn’t

have any classes with her at all because she

was doing the basic stuff while I was finishing

up and then she was doing religious education

while I was doing Biblical studies. But, we re-

ally kind of got to know each other when we were helping her roommate move a full-sized

refrigerator into their upstairs second floor

room, when there was no elevator. So, two

other guys and myself and Norma and her

the smallest of the southern Baptist seminar-

roommate went with a pickup truck and we

and it was in kind of an L-shape. In the long

then up the stairs. [laughs] That’s kind of

was girls. So, she moved in, probably during my senior year–I just had one more year to

go—and she moved in just kind of right

around the corner from the hall where I lived.

manhandled it out of her parents’ home and

when I got to know Norma. When we moved

the refrigerator, I was wearing a Groucho

Marx t-shirt, and I have kept the t-shirt all

these years. Isn’t that so romantic?




That’s a whole other kind of romance. Kind of Halloween romance, with a

Groucho Marx t-shirt. But yes that’s how we

really met.

Now you just had a birthday didn’t you? Yes, I did. So, have you had any “memorable” birth-

days, shall I say, while at UC?

Well, this year was pretty memorable, be-

cause on the day before, we were coming to

much the academic component has risen up

since that time and it’s much higher than it

was, perhaps at that point in time, too. What’s your favorite class to teach?

Oh, gee whiz. I think there are probably

several, but one class I really enjoy is the He-

brew class, that tiyare in now, so you know

that.I think I just enjoy introducing folks into

Hebrew, and introducing it to the language

and there was a knock on the door. Our min-

some additional research, and I learn new stuff

mal area of teaching so I always have to do

ister of music’s wife at First Baptist here in

teaching those classes. But, I also like the sur-

oldest son Keaton. And they came in, they

the audience in a survey class. You know, I’ve

cookie birthday cakes that they had decorated,

in church, and then I’ve got folks who maybe

brought me one of the nice, big, chocolate chip

and they’d each drawn me a card, and they

gave me some balloons… So that was really

special, to have them come in. That was a

memorable birthday–and I turned 64. [sighs]

How have things changed since when you

first got here?

Well, things look much, much nicer than

they did when I first got here. [laughs] There

have been lots of new buildings. In fact, the

Bennett building has been remodeled since I’ve been here. When I first came here there

think that I really discovered for myself that I

But you’re also a fan of “Doctor Who,” so I

Here, there’s just so much going on I

really, really like that. So, after I had been here four or five years, seminary didn’t appeal to

me at all, I thought, “This is the place I want

to be.” And you know for Lifeway, I enjoy

writing for them, but it’s not something I

One thing I don’t understand is every time

Those are a lot of fun. And I think I enjoy

I come into this office I see these fresh

bagels on your wall. Where did you get


One of my hobbies is baking bread. I

vey classes. They’re just a blast because I like

used to make bagels. When I was in Louisville

got folks in there who have kind of grown up

every week, a good friend of mine found that

have never been to a church and never care to

go, and then they’re taking this class “‘cause

they have to,” so it’s really a nice broad audi-

ence there. I have a blast doing those courses,

going to seminary I was baking bread most

bagels poster and had a framing business on

the side, so he framed it for me as well and

gave that to me. So, I have always kept that in

my office. In between preaching on Sunday,

I bake some bread. Feed the flock in two



You seem to have a lot of other connections,

What’s something that no one knows about

though, like writing Sunday school lessons

for Lifeway. Why did you choose to just be

here at UC? Why here?

When I came to Cumberland, I was

thinking, “Well, I can be here for maybe four


Other than baking bread? I used to say

that people might not know that I’m a fan of

Godzilla movies. Probably something that few

people know–I just love watching old, bad

movies. The movies from the ‘50s and the

were some places on campus that just didn’t

or five years, see a graduating class go

hard at getting things to look the way they do

seminary.” But then, the longer I stayed here,

and I have kind of been building up our col-

fellow teachers that are biologists, chemists,

them. We just watched “Village of the Giants”

look very nice and Dr. Taylor has worked very

through, and then I might like to end up at a

now, with still more dreams to come. We

the more I thought, “It’s kind of neat having

students were commuters. And I think very

business people, historians, English people,

didn’t have near as much dorm space, so many

make fun of and to laugh at. So, that’s my

leisure activity on Saturday night.

with Dr. Semmel.

spoke in and all that. I enjoy the classes I teach

more modern ones that come on Saturday

night, those bad Syfy movies, they’re fun to

that one basic area.

would want to do full-time.

those a lot because it’s kind of outside my nor-

town, Janet Logan, had come with her second

inary it’s pretty much all kind of focused on

that the Bible was written in, and that people

the end of the class that Dr. [Keith] Semmel

and I teach – contemporary Christian music –

and psychology people, and I kind of like that

environment, because when you go to a Sem-

‘60s, the sci-fi ones especially, and so my son

lection on DVD of those so that we can enjoy

and it was an especially bad movie. And the


That’s correct, too. I really like “Doctor

Who.” We are waiting for the 50th anniver-

sary, Nov. 23rd, of the first episode. That

should be a big event! And I’m going be out

of town. But my son will be here, he’ll record

it for us and then I’ll probably buy it on

iTunes, too.

We asked some people, “If you could ask

Dr. Bob one question what would it be?”

Their question was: How do you smile at

eight in the morning?

[laughs] Well, it’s much like the Joker in

the “Batman” comic books. I think some-

where along the lines I was dipped in acid.

And so the smile is just there most of the time.




Timothy Wyatt: Chance of a lifetime BY BR A NDY NOR MA N Staff Writer

For those who grew up petrified of some-

one lurking in a polka-dotted suit, with colos-

and “The Green Mile.” Darabont also devel-

oped the television series “The Walking

kind of sparked my interest in video making.

Other than that, I have experience from the

classes that I’ve had here at UC with Mr. Var-

sal feet and an eerily, high-pitched laugh, do


who share the same fear. If you hate the sight

“I’m proud of myself!” he continues to talk

confident.” Wyatt says.

storm drains, chances are you have someone


been written by King. “The Ballad of the Flex-

watched Stephen King’s “It” at an impression-

you the rights to use one of his short stories so

magazine editor. However, there is room for

Stephen King is a very well-known

you, then you send him in the contract and a

not be ashamed. There are plenty of people

of a reddish-orange wig and you always dodge or something to blame. Chances are, you

able age.

American author of horror, suspense and sci-

ence fiction. His books have sold millions of

copies and have been adapted into numerous

films, movies and comic books. King has pub-

lished 50 novels and nearly two hundred short

As Wyatt holds back a grin that screams

about the process of becoming a “Dollar “You put in for Stephen King to allow

that you can adapt it to the film. If he accepts

movie project that involves turning King’s

Patriot, not paying any attention to the content,

“The movie project is called ‘Dollar

Baby’ or sometimes referred to as the ‘Dollar

Deal.’ It’s something that Stephen King has

While continuing to rustle through The

After getting approval, he is basically free to

he doesn’t profit from it which creates an even bigger opportunity for Wyatt.

"I think it's an incredible opportunity for

Timothy to be officially given this chance to

adapt a Stephen King story into a short film. I

months to hear something back but I heard

Sure, this film is a big undertaking, much

film, saying that he has already talked to Dr.

Kim Miller about letting the theatre students

know he needs actors/actresses.

“It’s not a school project but I really want

UC students to get involved. If anyone wants

to be behind the scenes, or on scene, feel free

to contact me because I need people to help out,” Wyatt says.

The film still has a long way to go for

to view and Wyatt will be allowed to make a

Darabont started out doing. So, I am pretty ex-

miah Massengale, an assistant professor of

know anything yet,” he adds.

Film has been a long time interest of

Wyatt’s. Growing up, he created many short

let,” and create a film out of it, following in

film making weren’t always “Dollar Baby”

filmmakers like Frank Darabont. Darabont

“They were never really good. Even the

gles while he explains that his early years in

think he'll be able to pull it off," states Jere-

journalism at UC.

Filmmaking is just one of the many

things Wyatt’s involved with. While at UC, he

“behind-the-scenes” DVD to distribute as

well. He hopes to be able to show it to UC stu-

dents and enter it into film festivals after it is

finished. Who knows, you could be attending

school with the next big shot filmmaker and

you could be a part of his journey.

He is also a member of the UC bowling team

volved, contact Timothy Wyatt at timothywy-

currently the assistant editor for The Patriot. and a father of two, making him an extremely

busy guy.

made his “Dollar Baby” film adaptation in

ones that were supposed to be serious were

the funny guy of the office. He's involved in

major films, “The Shawshank Redemption”

ious or just embarrassing. I guess that’s what

usually so bad that they ended up being hilar-

copy of the film will be given to Stephen King

has been a part of UCTV 19, WCCR, and is


1980 and is the writer and producer for the

students involved in the production of the

more than most people would imagine, but I

videos with his brother just for fun. Wyatt gig-

the footsteps of well-known “Dollar Baby”

very seriously, acknowledging that they are

something back in like a week. It’s cool to

granted the opportunity to use one of King’s

short stories, “The Ballad of the Flexible Bul-

ference room, he explains that he takes his re-

now but Wyatt states it will be out in 2014. A

cited about it. I didn’t think I would even

Wyatt is a senior at UC and has been

wooden table of the Grace Crum Rollins con-

time filmmaker. Timothy's a talented student.

and now it’s going strong again,” says Timo-

paper in front of him.

project, as he has already contacted someone

can't think of a more exciting project for a first

think I am doing the same thing that Frank

thy Wyatt as he fidgets with The Patriot news-

As Wyatt places his hands on the shiny,

helping him greatly. He even plans to get UC

Wyatt clasps his hands together and smiles.

“I knew that for some people it had taken

been doing since the late ‘70s and early ‘80s.

It stopped for a long time until the early 2000s

movie progresses.”

Wyatt to use his creativity while taking on this

arrange the film however he wants as long as

with your proposal and then you just wait it

and I can’t wait to help more and see how the

lationships with his professors and co-workers

Wyatt explains. “The process was pretty sim-

ple. You go to his website and fill out a form

music will go into the film. So far it’s been fun

ible Bullet” is about the hard struggles of a

to get permission to change the story around.


short stories into film adaptations.

The basic concept of the story has already

dollar. I literally sent him in a piece of paper

and one dollar which gave me the rights,”

stories, some of which are up for grabs to as-

piring filmmakers who are interested in a

ley. I’ve learned a lot over the years so I’m

a UC sophomore. “I am in charge of what

“Working with Timothy is awesome. He's

so many things on campus and I don't under-

stand how he does it all,” says Whitley West,

For more information about getting in- or visit the film’s KickStarter

page to help fund this creative project by

going to and searching

for “The Ballad of the Flexible Bullet.”




A juggling game BY NATASHA JONES Assistant Editor

“It’s a juggling game but totally worth it,”

says Jordyne Gunthert as she rocks back and

forth on the rocking chair on the porch of the

A profile of Jordyne Gunthert was “Into the Woods” by Stephen Sondheim.

Gunthert explains, “I worked alongside three

other seniors and we were all about to gradu-

admissions building at UC.

ate at the same time – we were thick as thieves

for the admissions office on campus and will

wonderful first of all, but having that really

Gunthert is the social media coordinator

be adding the title of adjunct professor next

spring as she teaches her first class, Social

Media: 21st Century Communication.

Gunthert came to University of the Cum-

berlands all the way from Weatherford, Texas

in 2008. She had been looking at colleges

since she was 13 and had always wanted to go far away for college. The summer between her

junior and senior year of high school she

toured the campus and met a few professors.

Gunthert says, “I stepped on campus and

I said I don’t think I’m going to need to look

anywhere else. It was perfect; it was exactly

what I was looking for. Once I started meeting

people it just solidified that this was the place

I needed to be. I really wanted to go as far

away as I possibly could; it was just a matter

of finding the right programs and financial aid.

I never regret my choice to be here, I know it

was the right one for me.”

and it was a blast. The whole production was

tight-knit group who had been through so

much together … it was such a family. Some-

times I wish we could go back and relive that

particular show!”

During her first two years of college, she

had a friend who got her involved in working

Carol,” “The Fantasticks,” “Into the Woods,”

and worked back stage for the production of

“The Tempest” by William Shakespeare. Her

favorite of the five productions she worked on

sors. The course she will be teaching is in a

growing field. Our students are fortunate to

have the opportunity to take relevant courses

so they can gain knowledge and skills in this


In addition to her full-time job, graduate

school studies and planning to teach a new

tend Hawk Creek Baptist, in London, Ky.

added communication arts as a major and was

now a double major. Gunthert says the skills

she learned in those two fields really set the course for her life and what she’s doing now.

Skills like creative development and giving

presentations all come back to the things she

learned in the communication, journalism, and

to go into, no matter what their major or inter-

est. “There’s not a single part of the human ex-

perience that has not been changed by social

media. As a communication style, that is what

When Gunthert arrived, she said she felt right

an online component (no class on Friday), but

small children and loves using her gifts of per-

“It’ll probably be one of the few classes where

at home. She helps worship services with forming for God’s glory and not her own.

When Dr. Keith Semmel, department

chair of communication and theatre Arts, told

her about the possibility of this class being

added, she couldn’t deny it seemed like a good

her education by pursuing an online graduate

official, Gunthert committed herself to giving

These days Gunthert is still continuing

evant to any industry that students are looking

church. A friend invited her last summer to at-

theatre arts department.

fit, despite how busy she is. Once it became

we’re going to be looking to.” There will be

there will be an assignment due each Friday.

your homework will be to get on the Internet

and read BuzzFeed,” says Gunthert.

As a student, Gunthert took most of Dr.

Michael Dickman’s classes. Next semester,

she will be teaching alongside him in the de-

partment. Dickman, professor of communica-

tion, says, “I’m really looking forward to

degree. She’s enrolled in West Virginia Uni-

it a shot. The course will be known as COMM

tions program, an entirely online program that

Communication. The official class description

began the program in August 2012 and will

stagram, LinkdIn. From personal branding to

more of that to come.”

inates the landscape of 21st century commu-

port of her colleagues and fellow faculty

the lead role in the fall musical, “Hello, Dolly,” “Charles Dickens’ A Christmas

course clearly demonstrates the confidence

and respect she has from her former profes-

nication classes. Before she knew it, she had

mentor encouraged her to take some commu-

allows her to work and live in Kentucky. She

As a UC student, she performed in “Hello

fact that Jordyne has been asked to teach a

class next semester, she is also involved in her

versity’s Integrated Marketing Communica-


new challenge ahead of her. Harris says, “The

with the campus television station and her

She started college as a theatre major.

Three weeks into the semester Gunthert got

sions. Harris is excited for Gunthert and this

finish it next August. Gunthert says she loves

her graduate program and it teaches her skills

that are applicable to her work in the admis-

sions office.

Gunthert’s current supervisor, Erica Harris, director of admissions at UC, gives her a lot of

room for creativity in her position in admis-

490 and titled Social Media: 21st Century

is, “Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, YouTube, In-

strategic communications, social media dom-

nication. Discover how to create a social

media campaign, explore the power of viral

video and develop the necessary skills to be-

come a social media savvy professional.”

She is hoping the curriculum will be rel-

having her on staff back over here. I think

she’ll be a great teacher. It’s an interesting

class; it’s one that we need and an area that we

need to grow into. I’m hoping that there’s

There is no doubt Gunthert has the sup-

members who have confidence that not only

will Gunthert succeed in this new role but she

will be giving the student body access to new

and vital skills to use in their future careers.

Studnet performers in “10 Ways to Sur vive The Zombie Apocalypse”

Jillian Carpenter ex hibits her theatr ica l

rehearse dragging off their prey.

make-up skills.

Photo by: Jillian Carpenter

Photo by: Natasha Jones

Students practice “Thr iller” w ith the UC dance team on October 23, 2013.

Photo by: Jillian Carpenter

Thriller, thriller night

Photo by: Carleen Fletcher

Photo by: Carleen Fletcher

Students in Crime Scene Investigation check notes and perform fingerpr inting techniques on October 23, 2013

Photo by: Jillian Carpenter



How I see it:

Don’t count Stoops out yet

Bowling in the big leagues BY AUTUMN COONEY

An Insider’s Perspective

Staff Writer

This is the bowling team’s first year at The University

of the Cumberlands, and thus far the team members are

BY TIMOTHY W YATT Assistant Editor

With Big Blue Madness being just a week ago, fans are already

more than pining for their first real glimpse at John Calipari’s newest squad of basketball supremacy. In case we’ve all forgotten though,

and I’m sure many of us would like to, it’s still football season.

Yes, it’s disappointing to look at Kentucky’s 1-5 record. Yes, we

all thought they’d be at least a little better this year. Yet, what did we

expect Mark Stoops to do? I’m convinced that a good number of fans

thought he’d wave a magic wand and we would improve by seven

wins. In a perfect world, maybe, but it isn’t, and Stoops isn’t a ma-

gician either.

He was handed a 2-10 team. The bulk of the players he’s work-

ing with right now are all from that same 2-10 team. I mean, Stoops

can’t even run his air-raid offense because Kentucky doesn’t have a

quarterback good enough to throw that many passes effectively. UK-

commit Drew Barker will help quell that problem, but that’s next season and it still may take another year of adjustments to work out the


Plus, UK’s schedule this year is one of, if not the hardest, in all

of college football. Only six games in and they’ve already faced Louisville, Florida, South Carolina and Alabama.

Here’s the bright side: the next four game stretch. The only real

threat in that span of time should be Missouri. And while the Tigers

are undefeated, their victory over Georgia standsas their sole achieve-

ment thus far. I’m aware they just beat Florida, but the Gators have

looked a lot like frauds this year, even if they did trample UK. Mis-

souri blowing out teams like Arkansas State just isn’t that impressive. Kentucky’s matchup with them is also at home. If the Cats can

keep the game close, anything can happen.

The bottom line is that by this time next month it isn’t too far-

fetched to believe that UK’s record could be a lot more balanced.

Don’t count Stoops out just yet. 5-5 might not great after 10 games,

but hey, it isn’t 2-10.

starting out by making their names known. After all, bowling isn’t just taking a ball and throwing it down the lane to

hit pins. It requires a highly mental game plan and a sense

of patience. Many people think bowling is just a game of

fun and a way safe themselves from boredom, but in a

bowler’s mind set it’s so much more than that. Being


varsity bowler myself, I wanted to take the opportunity to

introduce you to a team who has so much support for one

another that the definition of team is indescribable. I have

been bowling for fifteen years and throughout my bowling

career I can safely say that college bowling is an entirely

new environment. Growing closer to my team, I learned

their stories and am full of respect and admiration for each

member. So, I’m taking this opportunity to introduce you

to a few of my team members as they discuss how bowling

is a huge part of our lives.

Jill Bunnell, a female varsity bowler who has been

bowling for almost seventeen years now, was asked what

ing and the not getting upset when you bowl a bad ball, be-

cause it will happen.” But on a brighter note the most pos-

itive part about college bowling in her eyes is, “the

competition between the different schools and the excitement during the tournaments.”

Darion Hite, male varsity bowler who also has a total

of seventeen years of bowling experience, was asked if he

could see himself in a different life without bowling. Hite

replied, “No, because I have a passion for bowling and I

grew up bowling. I started bowling through the help of my

parents. I came from a family of bowlers so it was expected

that I become one myself. I couldn’t imagine a life without bowling, and I encourage anyone and everyone to get into

bowling. Every chance I get to tell some about bowling or

introduce them to bowling I am grateful for the opportunity,

because bowling has the power to change someone’s life.” Tirus Page, a male varsity bowler, was asked what his

most memorable moment was throughout his bowling ca-

reer. Page said, “That would have to be when I bowled a

300 for the first time, because it put me in a group of such

bowling meant to her. “Man, that’s a complicated ques-

elite bowlers and set me apart from an average bowler. …

to me is so much more than most people realize; it hits me

was both shocked and scared because as I was bowling my

tion,” she responded with a laugh. Bunnel said, “Bowling

on an emotional level that I myself can’t explain. Bowling

was introduced to me by my uncle who is no longer with

It’s actually a really funny story, at the end of my game I

300, my mom was calling me the entire time telling me to

come home. So the 300 that day was just an entire miracle

me today, so every ball and every game I finish I do it for

in its own way. But since then I have grown more as bowler

Bowling in these college tournaments has helped me real-

to succeed and win college tournaments.”

both my uncle who watches over me, myself and for team.

ize my thrive and passion for bowling, you’re over-

whelmed with adrenaline and you’re brought closer to

and now focus on my goal as a college bowler, for my team Sean Deizman, another male varsity bowler has been

bowling for twelve years, was also asked how bowling has

every member of your team as each second is counted

affected his life so far. Deizman said, “Bowling has brought

enjoy a sport in order to succeed, because if you don’t

how to be patient with not only bowling but with all things

down. I am a strong believer in the idea that someone must

enjoy the sport you play, then you shouldn’t even bother playing it.”

me close to some of my closest friends and has taught me

in life that don’t come easy.”

This is only a brief introduction to some members

Jazmine Traylor, another female varsity bowler, was

from my team, but now you know the bowling team is here

said, “The most difficult part of bowling is the concentrat-

has any other sport at the University of the Cumberlands.

asked what the most difficult part of bowling was. Traylor

to win. We plan to prove that bowling is just as competitive




Apple reveals the next generation of computing BY CA LEB VA NDER A RK Staff Writer

On October 22nd, Apple announced a

whole slew of new and updated products,

ranging from an iPad Mini with a Retina-class

display to a futuristic Mac Pro. The product showcase stayed in line with predictions for

the most part, but there were a few surprises

along the way. Let’s take a look at these up-

dates and see what Apple has been up to. OSX Maverick

The formal revelation of Apple’s newest

iteration of the well-aged OSX brings Apple’s

whole lot. On the back-end, it optimizes bat-


of shared-system memory with integrated

Apple’s updates to the iPad line. Apple finally

tation is that Apple will attempt to go for more

more. It also brings much-needed updates to

iPad Mini. The Mini also received a hardware

iPad launch. They take a “tick-tock” ap-

too many more to go into detail about. It also

unit and a more robust Wi-Fi system. Unfor-

tery life, allows for changes in the allocation

GPUs (finally!), tweaks power settings, and

apps such as Safari, Finder, GarageBand, and

adds Apple Maps, though do yourself a favor

and keep far, far away from that woefully-created piece of software.

Overall, Maverick is a decent upgrade

from OSX Mountain Lion, and it’s free. If

The biggest draw for many people will be

released a Retina-class variant of the popular

resented more of an evolution of products

rather than anything totally new. My expecof a “wow” factor with their next iPhone and

overhaul with a much improved processing

proach, with the “tick” representing the first

tunately, Apple also bumped up the price to a

ing the following year that merely evolves the

year of new products and the “tock” represent-

hefty $400. On the upper end of the iPad

existing products.

form of the loftily titled iPad Air. This brings

of the pack with blazing fast Wi-Fi and solid

spectrum, Apple launched a “new” iPad in the

some continuity and connection between

Even so, Apple continues to plow ahead

state storage. Interestingly enough, they are

mobile and desktop ecosystems one step

you own a Mac, get it. No reason not to.

Apple’s laptop and tablet lines (which is rather

lagging in the race to super high resolutions,

Apple has steadily sought to merge the user


tation slamming Microsoft for doing just that).

size. Additionally, Apple is abandoning their

Note that this is note a major OS update like

book lineup in so many good ways. For

merely another evolution of the original OSX.

and 15-inch models was knocked down by a

closer. Over their last few desktop updates,

experience across all of Apple’s platforms.

the jump from Windows 7 to Windows 8, it is

Apple has shown in both their desktop and mobile operating systems that they prefer to

build on the original product rather than start

again from scratch. As of such, they are fi-

nally taking the much-needed step of making

their desktop operating system free for every-


Now, while this may seem completely

awesome at first, it is worth noting that Apple

is long overdue in taking this step. Their mo-

bile operating system, iOS, has enjoyed free major updates since its original inception.

humorous, as they spent part of their presen-

Along with the title comes a new body: 20

tradition of selling the last generation of prod-

starters, the initial price of both the 13-inch

pound, the iPad Air is quite miniscule indeed.

Instead, they’re making cheaper devices, such

few hundred dollars, bringing them down to

sized tablet on the market”, though Amazon’s

Apple revamped their Retina-class Mac-

much more realistic price points. On the hard-

ware side, both models are now outfitted with

top-end Wi-Fi, PCIe-based solid state storage,

Intel Haswell processors, and the same high-

resolution Retina display. Battery life has

percent thinner and weighing in at only 1 Apple claims that it is the “lightest full-

Kindle HDX comes in at a mere 13.4 ounces

with a screen only .8 inches smaller. Like the

Mini, the iPad Air gets the same hardware

overhaul. I really appreciate Apple’s dedica-

tion to implementing robust high speed Wi-Fi

been extended to 9 hours on the 13inch model

in their devices, and I wish other manufactur-

Though $1,300 (on the low end) for a lap-

is the lack of a fingerprint reader. Apple’s

and 8 hours on the 15inch model.

top is a tough pill to swallow, the presence of

next-generation Wi-Fi and SSD storage makes

for a compelling package. At this point, do

ers would follow suit. An interesting omission

much-touted “Touch ID” is nowhere to be

Apple still sells the iPad 2 is downright ap-

palling. This shift in Apple’s approach is

surely in response to a changing market. Time

will tell whether it will pay off, though Apple

has already slashed inventory orders for the iPhone 5c by upwards of 20 percent.

Apple remains a dominant player in the

market, though its relevance is steadily dwin-

dling away. Cutting-edge offerings by com-

panies like Samsung, LG, Asus, and Lenovo

behind. Next year Apple will need to reassert


dates, making Maverick free was a wise move.

derpowered compared to its Retina brothers.


What does Maverick change? Well, not a

as the iPhone 5c and iPad 2. The fact that

are pushing Apple to the side; while traditional

not even consider purchasing a non-retina Macbook Pro. The entry-level 13-inch is un-

ucts at a lower price to fill the cheaper market.

found on either of the new iPads. More than

likely it will be implemented in the next gen-

Considering that the magnitude of the desktop

updates are generally equivalent to iOS up-

and have already lost handily in every screen

Overall, Apple’s launch on the 22nd rep-

manufacturers such as Dell and HP fall further

its dominance and prove that it can still drive

innovation or it will steadily fall behind.

Faith & Ministry


Honk if you love Jesus

Are you like a zombie?




Online Editor

Staff Writer

The other day I went to “Wally World” with a

stopped and, this time, I decided to do something about

What? Are you kidding me? Of course I had to stop by

However, that man didn't have to believe me. He

thoughts would flood your mind? Maybe, “How will I escape? or “How in

pulled behind a huge hatchback and waited patiently,

closed, but I don't need to depend on such a superior

some of us would try to fight our way through the hoard or to flee and hope

Lecrae and enjoying the warm but fading October

cautious like that." Or he could have refused to believe

friend and I passed a sign saying that gas was $3.08. and replenish my aching tank. It was quite busy so I or tried to, anyway. After a few minutes of jamming to

weather, the man in the hatchback proceeded to get into

his vehicle. Which, was a bad idea, because his gas

tank was still open.

So, clearly, the only rational thing I could think to

do was honk my horn at the stranger. The man looked

in his rearview mirror suspiciously at me before con-

tinuing to put his car in drive. I opened my car door

and started waving rambunctiously and he proceeded

to slowly depart from my vision, obviously offended

or baffled or something. But I wasn’t giving up just yet – no sir. I ran to his car and hit on his car window

yelling at him. Finally, a little jolted, he rolled down

his window and I immediately apologized, explaining

that his gas tank was still open. He let out a loud

chuckle and went to close it as I returned to my Avalon, which I’m sure he very much desired.

Now, I’m not really that much of an obnoxious

person (usually), but something in me really clicked on that Saturday afternoon. As I was standing there, wav-

ing like a maniac and honking my car horn, I really had


could have said, "Well, you rely on your gas tank being

belief. I can take care of myself and don’t need to be

that his gas tank was even open. He also could have

Imagine being surrounded by a pack of zombies with no escape. What

the world did I end up here?” With our natural instinct to take flight or fight,

for the best.

Well, the fact that we are surrounded by the “living dead” is a reality. I

am not talking about literally “walkers,” but there are two types of real people

told me not to judge his motives or how he chose to

who are, in a way, like the living dead. The first group of individuals who

crazy college chick banging on his window.

into this group one must be a living human being who has the conscious abil-

drive his vehicle; after all, it is his car, and I was the

would fit this category include people that you know or even yourself. To fit

Sometimes I think we Christians are too afraid to

ity to distinguish right from wrong. These individuals must know who they

decisions or taking the wrong turns, we're too afraid to

God. They do not have true hope and they are constantly searching for the

take action. When we see a friend making dangerous

honk our horns because we don't want people staring

are and who Jesus Christ is and reject the reality that they are guilty before answer to the question, “What is truth?”. These people are walking around

at us. We don't want to make a scene when really we

but they’re dead in the sense that they are guilty before God and they do not

thought that someone was in danger, wouldn't you tell

Members of the second group are those who know who they are and

need to bang on someone’s car window. If you really

them, whether they would listen to you or not? Would-

n't you warn them?

You'd have to hate them to not tell them.

At the end of the day, what matters most is God’s

opinion of me. God’s people. God’s plans. And God

came to bring his love to everyone and to save anyone

have real life in Him, eternal life.

have accepted the reality that Jesus is the only way to have eternal life. The

second group of individuals have realized that they have broken God's per-

fect law and are guilty before Him. They have realized this reality and sur-

rendered their life to Christ. The have recognized Him as the only way to have life and that He is Truth. Yet they do not live in this reality.

They have reverted back to their former life, so to speak, and live in the

who was willing, but people can’t be willing if I’m not

false reality that Christ is not enough and they have forgotten who they are

give them the love to accept. If we love God, some-

If you fall into either of these two groups, I am calling you to wake up.

willing. People can’t accept God’s love if we don’t first

no sense of how ridiculous I looked because my full

body’s gonna hate us. Somebody’s gonna roll their

ever, after the fact, it was clear that people were staring.

Jesus? Does that mean we let the “stones cry out,” like

and who Christ is.

I am calling you out of death and calling you into reality. Wake up and see

eyes, but does that mean we can’t honk if we love

who you are and who God is. Stop being a part of the living dead.

So why did I bother? I rarely do, so why did I this time?

in Luke 19:40 since we keep quiet?

Romans 6:6-8 (HCSB)

away with your gas tank open. I don't really know what

the words of Sara Bareilles, “I want to see you be

dominion over the body may be abolished, so that we may no longer be en-

focus truly was on getting some man’s attention. HowI don’t know. I just know that it is bad to drive

would even happen if he had driven off, but I just know

that you aren't supposed to. I knew he needed to be

I don’t think so. I believe we need to be bold. In


So go out and be brave.

“For we know that our old self was crucified with Him in order that sin’s slaved to sin, since a person who has died is freed from sin’s claims. Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with Him.”



The Incident of Colony 1025

Temptress of the Night



The year is 2087.

Due to the invention of light-drive,

man has been able to explore planets

space there are so many possibilities."

They both brought out their flash lights.

had trapped them.

the door and they saw a person who

shuttle over the dome and land it. Do it

they got closer to the hut. Peretti opened

colonized. On Planet 1025 in the Pega-

looked skinny as a rail and whose flesh

sus Galaxy one such colony has been

was pale, seemingly falling off. Peretti

cation with Earth for a year. The U. S.

Suddenly, the person quickly

erected, but has been out of communi-

S. Achilles has been sent to investigate

what happened to Colony 1025.

A small, silver shuttle flies out of

the hangar bay of the U. S. S. Achilles

and twenty minutes later lands right out-

side of Colony 1025. The colony's living

conditions were made up of little metal

huts and a domed building where food

was grown. A door on the left side of the

through the dead plants. The creatures

They heard a growling sound came as

and new galaxies. Planets that have suitable conditions for humans are swiftly

scarlet human creatures started walking "Flannery, use the remote to get the

now," commanded Captain Dunston.

Flannery bowed down between the men

walked up to the person.

and got out the remote. Captain Dunston

turned and bit him, taking Peretti down.

the oncoming creatures.

Jones quickly ran out yelling "Captain,


Flannery and Captain Dunston

were in the dome, their flashlight beams

falling on dead plants. "These plants

have been dead for at least a year," said


"What happened here?" asked Captain

and Jones started firing their pistols at The dome glass shattered as the

shuttle came down and landed on some

of the creatures. "Jones, you first, Flan-

nery follow and I'll bring up the rear,"

yelled Captain Dunston. Jones took off

toward the shuttle, firing at all the crea-

tures he could see. Flannery brought out

her laser pistol again, firing at the crea-

shuttle opened and four people came

Dunston out loud and then they heard

tures, Captain Dunston following suit.

"Peretti, Jones, you two search the huts.

"We're in here, Jones," yelled back

ing in. As she was running, Flannery

out, each one wearing a black jumpsuit.

Flannery and I will take the dome,"

Jones yelling, "Captain, Captain!"

Captain Dunston. Jones made his way in

commanded Captain Dunston. Peretti

the dome.

Flannery looked at Captain Dunston

him. To be honest, it reminded me of an

All around them the creatures were clos-

pressed the button to open the shuttle

door. Jones jumped in and turned around

"Sir, Peretti is dead; a creature got

to help the other two in. Jones shut the

with thankfulness because she was a sci-

old Earth monster that was called a zom-

going. The shuttle lifted off quickly and

food dome looked because she'd never

Flannery looked at him and said,

and Jones headed off to search the huts.

door and Flannery got the engines


Come one come all!

Have any of you heard the Temptresses call?

The story of the Temptress who runs through the night. The Temptress who has light hair and a smile bright. She dances throughout the night singing her song. You follow the sweet sound until you’re wrong.

She lures you in with her majestic beauty and curse.

But then her hands become paws, prepare for the worst. Her eyes of the sky turn devil black.

And if you’re not careful you’ll become her snack.

“You’re the one who I’ve been waiting for.” She’ll say to you.

And with her kiss you’ll know it’s true. You have been the one she’s been in search of. But she does not hunt for your love. Oh no good sir, it’s for your blood.

Upon the white snow, as red as a rose bud. So you now know the story of the Temptress of the Night. So will you all go and cower in fright.

bie,” explained Jones.

just as quickly was off the planet.

seen one.

"That could be what has happened be-

ready had white blotches on his skin

I warning for you if I may. Watch your back and your front.

third hut they came to and so far there

Just then they heard many growls.

could've happened here?" asked Peretti.

all brought out their laser pistols and

The U. S. S. Achilles was never heard

The Temptress never makes a sound.

entist and was interested to see how the Peretti and Jones walked up to the

were no people to be found. "What Jones looked at him and said, "In

cause zombies were caused by viruses." "They're here," Jones stated. They

watched each other's backs. Pale and

Though no one noticed, Jones al-

after interacting with the creatures. from again.

Oh! I see some of you still have the courage to hunt. But a secret I will tell you if you’ll come around. But I’ll tell you something I know is true.

The Temptress hunts too and she has found all of you…

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A Million Miles in a Thousand Years

“The book is an incredible challenge

to anyone unsatisfied with the way their life is going...”


I was a bit of a latecomer to Donald

ing stories from Miller’s personal experiences

live a story, we are telling people around us

effect on how much I like them. Miller’s writ-

tions about what can be learned from these

At this time, Miller had been unsettled for

Miller’s books, but I don’t think this had any

ing flows in a beautiful way that leaves images

in my mind like it’s some kind of magic and

he has definitely been one of the most signif-

that are followed up by inspirational observa-

what we think is important.”

anyone unsatisfied with the way their life is

going or interested in improving it. Miller

made some drastic changes to his lifestyle as

stories about God, life and the human condi-

a while, and wasn’t really happy with the man

a result of what he learned from stories, and

that Miller is simply thinking out loud and

Throughout “A Million Miles in a Thousand

at their lives and do the same. One of the

tion. The audiobooks thus give the impression

he was or the way that man was living his life. Years,” he continues to share the revelations

he encourages his readers to take a long look

biggest inhibitors to this, of course, is the fear

icant modern-author influences on my own

telling stories about his life to you from inside

All of his books that I’ve read have been

The last book of Miller’s that I listened to

what it would look like if people lived their

Years: What I Learned While Editing My

that in a successful story characters always go

usually the more risk there is then the more we

who were making a movie out of his memoir

at the beginning and become nice at the end,

is celebrated. Like Miller says, “Fear isn’t


wonderful, but one of the coolest things about

them is that the audiobook versions are

unabridged and read aloud by Miller himself.

If you are like me and have a ten-hour drive

each way from home to the University of the

Cumberlands – or a drive of any length, for that matter – please don’t wait as long as I did

to take advantage of the time-passing, long-

drive entertainment that is audiobooks.

Since his books fall into the memoir or

creative nonfiction genre, they are largely comprised of funny, sad and even disappoint-

the stereo of your car.

is called “A Million Miles in a Thousand Life.” In it, he tells the story of how producers

“Blue Like Jazz” caused him to rethink the

way he lived his life. They were taking the loosely connected stories from his book and

that he had about the way stories work, and

of failure, or the fear of what could happen if

lives as if they were in a story. He observed

Good stories always involve risk; but,

through a change. They may start out as a jerk

or be a coward at the beginning and brave at

the end. Miller says, “If the character doesn't

only a guide to keep us safe; it’s also a manip-

ulative emotion that can trick us into living a

boring life… the great stories go to those who

is just a condensed version of life, then life it-

Or are you ready to step out and live a really,

And if story is derived from real life, if story

watched the way these movie makers formed

self may be designed to change us so that we

what people think is important, so when we

The book is an incredible challenge to

a story, he realized that “a story is based on

cheer for the hero and the greater his success

change, then the story hasn't happened yet.

editing them into a cohesive narrative – a story

with a plot like most movies have. As he

we step out and live a really good story.

evolve from one kind of person to another.”

don’t give in to fear.” Are you living in fear?

really good story?



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‘The Walking Dead’: Season Four Photo cour tesy of A MC


Let me start off by saying that if you

haven’t started watching “The Walking Dead,”

Reluctant group leader Rick Grimes is

making his way back into the head of opera-

then not only are you missing out on some in-

tions after his mental breakdown we all wit-

reading this.

remaining is if he will be capable of keeping

teresting television but you also need to stop Spoiler alerts coming your way.

Already, season four is looking to be

promising for this Emmy-nominated series.

We’re only two episodes in, but “Walking Dead” creator and executive producer Robert

Kirkman has thrown more twists and turns at

us than we had in all of season three put to-


nessed last season.

The real question

up this strong mentality we saw peeking through in the last episode.

Also, what is up with his son?

ment, I believe we’re going to get a lot more

out of Michonne.

This samurai sword wielding zombie

acters, we practically know nothing about her.

He is irrational. He is reckless.

the zombie apocalypse. (Well, until episode

has created more drama within the series and

ans seem create in a month. He is stubborn. But does that mean he is going to stay

grow up a bit and lose his inflated ego, and

of “The Walking Dead” yet.

Speaking of some character develop-

annoyance within viewers than the Kardashi-

Security-compromising fences.

Using pigs as zombie bait.

he is finally maturing.

trainer is easily a fan favorite. The crazy thing

that way?

Simply put, I’m expecting the best season

were well thought out and beneficial to the en-

tire prison. Fingers crossed that this is a sign

The child everyone loves to hate, Carl,

A deadly virus.

Zombie attacks on cell block D.

like a menace at times, but overall his actions

It’d be a major relief to see this child

though is that, unlike all the other major char-

We don’t know anything about her life before

two aired at least.) Michonne was finally

forced to confront her unusual fears and hold

baby Judith. It was at that point that the stoic

and poker faced Michonne broke down and

perhaps the show’s writers have finally de-

cried for who knows what reason.

episodes of season four Carl was still acting

are the ones who will either make or break

cided to let this happen. In the first two

Overall, I believe these three characters

season four. Of course, there will be Glenn

and Daryl to keep us entertained with their

schemes and zombie slaying skills, but the de-

velopment and antics of Rick, Carl and Mi-

chonne will be the key to this season’s success.

Oh and hey, don’t forget the governor is

still out there seeking his revenge. What’s that

one-eyed dude up to?

The Patriot - October 25, 2013  
The Patriot - October 25, 2013  

The October 25, 2013 edition of The Patriot. The Patriot is the biweekly student newspaper at the University of the Cumberlands.