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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
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
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
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
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
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
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-
firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the film’s KickStarter
page to help fund this creative project by
going to www.kickstarter.com 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
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-
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.
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
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-
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
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?
BY HAYLEY DAVIS
BY T YLER BIR D
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
A STORY BY SOLOMON WHITAK ER Staff Writer
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
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
A POEM BY AUTUMN COONEY Staff Writer
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.
"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…
A Million Miles in a Thousand Years
“The book is an incredible challenge
to anyone unsatisﬁed with the way their life is going...”
BY EMILY HEMPHILL Staff Writer
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?
‘The Walking Dead’: Season Four Photo cour tesy of A MC
BY K R ISTINA SMITH Design Editor
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-
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-
Using pigs as zombie bait.
he is finally maturing.
trainer is easily a fan favorite. The crazy thing
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 October 25, 2013 edition of The Patriot. The Patriot is the biweekly student newspaper at the University of the Cumberlands.