September 13, 2013
What’s Inside to survive freshman year 5 How (from someone who did)
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10 Inside UC cheerleading 11
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Tony Nolan returns to UC for Opening Convocation
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BY NATASHA JONES Assistant Editor
Tony Nolan shares his testimony to the student body of UC in the O. Wayne Rollins Center on September 3, 2013. Tony Nolan, a well-known Christian
good job again.”
what others thought about him. “We start be-
me and changed me from the inside out,” said Nolan.
speaker and author, returned to campus on
Nolan encouraged students to not go
lieving what’s true about us is what every-
Sept. 3 to speak to the students for the first
down the difficult path that he had to, to
body else is saying, that we can’t quite
Samantha Vickers, a special education
convocation of the fall 2013 semester.
measure up. What’s true about you is what
major at UC said, “His story was very inspir-
God says about you,” said Nolan.
ing and it touched my heart. What he said re-
Nolan took the stage and warmed up the
“Listen to me carefully. This room is
crowd with a quick joke saying, “Turn to
filled with two types of people, those that lis-
Nolan talked about of how someone
your neighbor and tell them that they are
ten and learn and those that live and learn. Be
shared the verse John 3:16 with him, some-
blessed to be sitting beside you tonight.”
a listen and learner; I came to a haunting re-
one who wasn’t focused on going to church
Nolan’s speech was so moving to stu-
Nolan then began to reveal his testimony of
alization, that the highs from the alcohol and
but about being the church and this changed
dents that as the student body joined in
very tragic circumstances to the student body
drugs will never ever be stronger than the
his entire perspective about Christianity.
prayer, many students repeated after Nolan
and how he had been “changed by the love
hurts. You will never smoke your way out of
Nolan said, “I thought Christianity was a club
as they dedicated their lives to Christ. The
your funk, you will never be able to drink
for the good people and I wasn’t invited.”
community of campus came together and
Mallory Harper, a psychology major at UC who heard Nolan speak at a convocation
your way out of that person that you see in the mirror. It won’t happen.” said Nolan.
event last year, said, “I went the first time and
Nolan spoke encouragingly to the audi-
he did a good job, so I knew he would do a
ence before him about listening too much to
ally made me think about my life and I’m thankful that he came and spoke to us.”
Nolan said he was stunned by the story
bonded as a different kind of family that
of how God loved him (and us) so much; he
night; it was a wonderful way to kick off the
sacrificed his only son for our sins.
“That night the love of God swallowed
The great beards of UC
BY ALEX WILLI AMS Staff Writer
In the history of man, many great men
hair,” Semmel said.
grow a beard should.
a perfectly fine life with a bare chin,” Franklin
have donned one. Chuck Norris kicked his
His wife, Marianne Worthington, empha-
“If someone can grow a beard, they ought
said. Franklin, who has kept his foot-long
way into fame while men stared at it. Walt
sized this point. Worthington, an associate
to because it’s manly. If you think about it,
beard for two years, said that last time he has
Whitman wrote poetry while it sat in front of
professor of communication arts at UC, said,
lions have a mane, horses have a mane and
shaved was in his junior year of high school.
him. Even God is commonly depicted wearing
“His mother always wanted him to shave his
those are awesome animals. Have you ever
Franklin has also earned the nickname “Wild-
one on his face. At the University of the Cum-
beard. She’d use every excuse in the world to
seen a horse with its mane shaved? I don’t
man” not only because of his wild and rugged
berlands, many men have attempted to create
try to get him to shave his beard.”
think that’s a good idea, so I don’t think that
beard, but also because of his antics outdoors.
we should shave our mane either,” Hetrick
He mentioned that he intends to join a bear-
watching event with the Patriot Adventure
it. Dr. Keith Semmel, Caleb Hetrick, Alex
Worthington said that Semmel’s mother
Franklin, and Timothy Smith, among others,
attempted to get him to shave his beard for his
have succeeded in doing so. So what have
college graduation, while he received his
Timothy Smith, the senior life assistant
these gentlemen done to be in the same ranks
Ph.D. and even for his wedding. “She always
of Robinson-Cook Hall, agrees that everyone
Beards are a beautiful thing. They are
as Norris, Whitman and perhaps even God?
thought some big occasion would make him
should grow a beard if they can. “I think that
adaptable, grow back easily and look great.
They grew an awesome beard.
shave his beard and nothing did,” Worthington
it makes men look better and it keeps your
And wherever you look, whatever the reasons,
added. Thankfully, Dr. Semmel stayed true to
face warmer,” Smith stated. Smith, a senior at
there’s no doubt beards have been making a
his beard and kept it.
UC, has been growing beards for over seven
comeback. That’s the big, hairy truth.
Dr. Keith Semmel, the chair of the communication arts department at UC, has had a beard for over 26 years. “Almost immediately
Caleb Hetrick, a graduate assistant at UC,
years also thinks that beards make a man look
after I started college, I grew my beard and I
also keeps a trimmed beard. “I like beards. I
more masculine and distinguished. However,
kept it,” Semmel said. Although his beard is a
think they’re manly,” Hetrick said. He has had
Smith’s longtime girlfriend likes his beard, but
staple of the professor, his beard and his fam-
a beard on-and-off since 2009 and created the
doesn’t like it too long.
ily have been at odds for a long time. “One of
UC Bearded Men’s Club on Facebook in
Alex “Wildman” Franklin, a sophomore
the battles I used to have with my parents was
2011, although it has been inactive for a while.
at UC, disagrees with Hetrick and Smith.
about hair length, Beatle haircuts and facial
Hetrick has a firm belief that everyone that can
“Some men just don’t need a beard. They have
Club later in the week.
How to survive freshman year (from someone who did)
BY HAYLEY DAVIS Online Editor
Okay. You’ve made it this far. The cap
ment can be scary, but you’re not alone!
room with at least one other person, so your
think you own the place. However, just be-
and gown are happily collecting dust in the
There’s a ton of other freshmen around you
whole room can’t go with you. When you go
cause your newfound freedom allows you to
back of your closet at home while you pack
that don’t know what they’re doing either, so
to pack everything, take out about half of it,
sleep whenever you want, eat whatever you
your bags for bigger and better adventures.
join the club. Speaking of which, there are
because that’s how much you’ll actually use.
want, and clean your dorm room whenever
Are you ready for the real world? (You’ve got
many extracurricular activities that you can
For my freshman year, I chose to bring lots of
you want (for the most part), you’ll find that
four more years to prepare for it!)
get involved in – there’s the Activities Fair in
DVDs but forgot to bring my laptop charger
it’s easy to overload and, like the tip #3, get
the first week of school telling you all about
and an extension cord. Hence, pack the bare
out of balance with the sync of collegiate suc-
the clubs on campus.
necessities first. It’s better to get things mailed
cess. Don’t sweat it. Just set some rules for
to you from home than for you to be over-
yourself so that you don’t fall off the edge of
whelmed with piles of stuff!
glory. I made Saturday mornings my “Catch-
Back when I was a freshman, (approximately a year ago), I was pumped. Equal amounts of excitement and terror were rushing
Whatever you do, don’t avoid people and
through my veins, and I just want to let you
sit in your dorm room all weekend long –
know… college can be hard, especially the
there will be plenty of things going on around
first few months. Luckily, there are plenty of
campus for you to enjoy, but not unless you
Tip #3: Prioritize: “The Bermuda Triangle”
time, so that I could hang out with my friends
things you can do to prepare yourself for the
open your door! So don’t be hermit or a home-
of College Life
for the rest of the day. In the words of Peter’s
quest of secondary education.
body. If you live eight hundred miles away,
Uncle from the best Spiderman movie ever:
this is easier than if you’re just ten miles down
There will always be things to do, places
the street. Either way, it will be really hard to
to go, and people to see, so plan your week-
Tip #1: Don’t Be a Hermit (Or a Home-
get the full college experience if you are con-
ends and weeknights wisely. You’ll need some
stantly going home and missing out on cam-
time for homework, believe it or not, but
Freshmen year is important. It’s the year
you’ll also need to get out and have fun. The
you decide where to settle into for the next
problem we students run into is finding room
four or more years, and while college has tons
for sleeping and eating. Social life, academic
of fun lurking around every corner, it really
life, and physical life make up the college ver-
should be taken seriously. You’re becoming an
College can be a little nerve-racking and some students (like me) might be introverts
Tip #2: Pack Lightly, but Not Too Lightly
who don’t easily mesh into new friendships
“With great power comes great responsibility.” Use your amazing freedom for good.
and new places. And when you’re all by your
How you pack will depend on where you
sion of the Bermuda Triangle, and if those
adult! You’re going to influence the world!
lonesome, it’s easy to just go into default-
live. Unless home for you is within fifteen
three portions of your life aren’t balanced, you
Call it cheesy all you want, but Dr. Seuss was
mode and head home every weekend. While
minutes, I would bring the most necessary and
won’t be. So be prepared to say no to some fun
totally right: “You’re off to great places!
home is where the heart is, college needs to be
obvious items, including bed covers, books,
events and yes to some studying and/or sleep-
You’re off and away!”
your new home, and no matter how much you
toiletries, and microwaves. (Popcorn and hot
ing, and vice versa. On occasion, your grades
love your family, you need to experience life
pockets make the perfect study snack!) Re-
will thank you for it.
semi-on your own, so try to stay on campus
garding clothes, it’s best to just bring the
for the first whole month of classes. Try to not
clothes you need for the current season. You’ll
Tip #4: Use Your Freedom for Good (Not
staff on board for your success. We don’t just
call your best friends that aren’t at college
always need an umbrella and rain jacket, but
want to survive in life… we want you to thrive
with you every single day. Sit at some random
you won’t always need a winter coat. The
tables in the cafeteria and chat with the person
most important thing to remember when
Finally, you’re a college undergrad. Sud-
next to you in your Bio lab. A new environ-
you’re packing is that you’ll be sharing your
denly you are liberated from your parents and
People – like you – can make a difference. U of Cumberlands is here to help with that, so take advantage of the highly trained
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Making enemies in your dorm
Photo by Whitley West
BY KRISTINA SMITH Staff Writer
We’ve all been there. That brand new experience of a lifetime where you don’t really
the skin of the people you’re living with.
the way to be a bad roommate is to “take my
Butterfingers and mess with my things.”
General Living Areas The
have a clue at what you’re doing. So you wing
Let’s get real. Nobody likes sharing one
One virtue a bad roommate lacks is respect.
it. You say a little prayer under your breath
bathroom with 20 other people. Yet that still
Be sure communication lines are open and you
kitchens, and lobby areas are places where you
that you don’t come out looking like a moron
doesn’t give you the right to trash the place.
talk to your roommate before borrowing, or
will actually have to interact with your peers
and let out a huge sigh of relief when you
Maybe you’re OK with it being messy and
eating, anything that is theirs. And remember,
as scary or mind-blowing as that may sound.
don’t get a “what the heck are you doing?”
smelly, but I’m going to go out on a limb and
if you break it, you buy it.
These are also the areas to really prove how
look from the person closest to you.
say that 99 percent of those around you are
Perhaps one of the most nerve-wrecking
However, what is perhaps even more frustrating is breaking your roommate’s con-
tolerable, or annoying, you are. Lucky for you though it all comes down
experiences I’ve ever had was that first month
University of the Cumberlands student
centration when they’re writing that 15 page
to what we’ve already discussed: respect.
or two of dorm life. I mean, hasn’t everyone
Jordan Johnson says that guys shouldn’t
paper that’s due tomorrow that they procrasti-
University of Kentucky student Claire Robb
seen some Lifetime movie about a crazy
“shave their head and then just leave their hair
says it’s a major foul when “people take my
roommate? My greatest fear was that I would
everywhere in the bathroom” for instance.
make the wrong person mad over a silly
The dorms have hard-working staff to
rookie mistake and wake up one night with
keep these areas clean. Don’t make life more
somebody hovering over my shoulder.
UC student Shannon Whittenberg asks that roommates don’t “play loud music when I’m trying to read or write a paper.”
things out of the dryer before it’s finished and replace it with their things.” Western Kentucky University alumnus Daniel Richardson reminds everyone that “it’s
difficult on them just because you’re too lazy
The same goes for when your roommate
OK, maybe my imagination is a little
to clean up after yourselves. Not only are you
is sleeping. Nap times are more valuable than
overactive. But there’s no way I was the only
being a nuisance to the cleaning staff but also
gold to college students. Interrupt that and
Other things that it’s not cool to do at
freshman with those types of fears.
to everyone who comes into the bathroom
you’ve followed the one step process to a
three in the morning? “Stop with the ridicu-
lously loud noises,” pleads UC student Jannica
This year will make my third year living
after you. Your neighbors will remember you
in the dorms and I can confidently say I have
as a slob. It will be a frustrating situation for
done almost everything to aggravate those living around me. (Sorry!) However, I’ve also
“Nothings more annoying than having
Brady. “We live in a dorm, not a zoo.” Lastly,
all those involved. Just don’t do it.
your roommates Shakira alarm clock going off
UC professor Jeremiah Massengale encour-
Oh, and one more thing: flush.
at 6 a.m.” says UC student Rhyana Barker.
ages everyone, “don’t burn food.”
experienced my fair share of frustrations with dorm life. Combine these two experiences and I’ve got a great list of how to really get under
not funny to set off fire alarms at 3 a.m.”
By the way, odds are your neighbors can hear Your Room UC student Debbie Walters believes that
that loud music…and Shakira alarm clock, too.
Oh, The Places You’ll Go!
BY CARLEEN FLETCHER Staff Photographer
“You're off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So... get on your way!” - Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You'll Go! Dr. Seuss had it right. Today is your day. While you find yourself in the small town of Williamsburg, Kentucky there is still a lot to get out there and see, find, do, and explore. So before you get the small town blues, here are some places to check out this month.
Milly’s On Main
In photo: Liz Guillermo If you are looking for a change of pace from the Caf or the Grill for lunch, take a short walk downtown to Milly’s—a local sandwich shop with a charming feel. Liz Guillermo says, “I love it because it’s local and the people are fantastic. They really care about the community and they interact in such a friendly way with each customer. The atmosphere alone is worth the trip, but the food is so good.” Milly’s menu features a wide variety of sandwiches made right in front of you as well as fresh salads and soups. “It’s a taste of home every time you go .” -Liz
In photo: Nicholas Morris Cumberland Falls is a local tourist hotspot—many people come to enjoy the outdoors and see the falls. If you have a grander sense of adventure however, there are a variety of other trails to explore. Eagle Falls is a must see; anyone can hike the trail, but it still presents enough challenge to be fun and a good workout. Don’t pass up the chance make a pit stop up to the lookout on the way. The view is spectacular.
In photo: Mark Baker The spillway down at the Holly Bay Marina is definitely the place to go for a relaxing time—cool breeze, lake, and soaking up some rays with friends—what more could you need, right? If you find yourself craving adrenaline over relaxation though, make sure to check out some of the cliff jumping spots. It’s definitely a good way to let go of some class anxiety and worthy of a bucket list check.
You & Me Coffee & Tea
In photo: Whitney Johnson, Jordan A llen and the Bellwethers (Jordan A llen, Caleb Blair, and Justin Riley) If you are looking for a relaxed place to just hang out, You & Me is the place to be. This locally-owned coffee shop has a funky and eclectic style, featuring local artists’ works hanging on the walls, a wide variety of old furniture, and even a bicycle. It makes for a great place to study or to have some fun. Grab some friends and head over—they have a ton of great board games on hand and bring in local bands, like Jordan Allen and the Bellwethers. Many people are devoted to the place, like Caleb Blair, who goes for the “great coffee, creative atmosphere and unique style, and the effort and service shown by the staff.”
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How I see it:
Inside UC Cheerleading
What Johnny “Football” can teach us
BY BR ANDY NOR M AN
BY TIMOTHY W YATT
Cheerleading catches a lot of flak on
five days a week and sometimes more when
whether or not it’s a “real” sport. UC students
competitive season strikes. It’s not all lipstick
come to the football games to watch the boys
and skirts and it’s not all about being a girly
of fall but they aren’t the only ones out there
girl; just ask the guys on the team. From hit-
in uniform. As a fan, you see the big bows and
ting the weight room, to 6 a.m. practices, the
dances but rarely ever do you get to see the
squad goes hard to ensure that they are doing
hard work and sweat that the UC cheerleading
everything they can to bring home another tro-
squad puts in when they aren’t on the sidelines.
phy. A new member of the squad, and a fairly new member to the sport, Michael McKamey
for five hours is tiring, it’s understandable how
talks about UC cheerleading saying, “The
one could think that yelling involves zero ath-
workouts are pretty rough. Everyone thinks
leticism. However, competitive cheerleading
we just stand around and yell at people but I’d
definitely does and once competition season
love to see half the athletes here do a ‘Coach
rolls around, practice is more important than
Beth workout.’ It’s not fun. People think just because they can bench press 300 pounds,
“Most people don't even realize that
they can toss around a 120-pound girl but they
there's a competitive side to cheerleading.
are dead wrong. There is so much technique
They only see what we do on the sidelines and
involved and having chemistry with your flyer
even then we have rules that don't allow us to do some of the more difficult and ‘cooler’ stuff,” said UC junior Hannah Johnson.
is a must.” Cheerleading is just like any other sport and team on campus. It takes time, dedication
Between cheering football and basketball
and hard work on and off the field. Forming a
games and attending gymnastics, UC cheer is
relationship with teammates also helps make
also practicing all season for the Mid-South
college a great experience and is something
Conference title. From experience I will tell
that the UC cheerleading squad values most.
you that while cheerleading is a whole lot of
“Cheerleading in college has been one of the
practice and a little bit of fun, the team’s con-
best experiences for me while here at UC. I
nection with one another has this cheerleading
believe God lead me to cheer here to make the
season off to a great start.
relationships with the amazing friends I have
“I feel that the team will go far this year. The team unity that they have built alongside
made over the years,” said UC senior Karen Latham.
their dedication during preseason is impres-
The UC cheerleading squad is off to a
sive. They have a long year ahead but if they
great start and they have high hopes for the
can keep this mentality that they have right
season. The hard work and dedication will
now, they will be awesome,” said UC cheer-
continue as the year progresses and they hope
leading coach Beth Wooley.
to gain support and a fan base for the Mid-
The athletic side of cheerleading takes place off the field and out of sight. Practice is
most polarizing. Take LeBron James, for example. Who can honestly argue against him being the most dominant, physically-gifted player currently in the NBA? OK, scratch “honest.” Who can make an effective argument? The short answer is “no one.” And there are just as few people riding the fence when it comes to their opinion of LeBron. You love him. You hate him. Period. While LeBron has far and away ruled the media’s teeter-totter of praise and scrutiny the past several years, his large shadow has finally been eclipsed. In his place stands a very
Although standing in 90 degree weather
anything else to the squad.
Some of the best and most interesting athletes of the day are also the
South Conference cheerleading competition.
different figure. His name: Johnny “Football” Manziel. (Just to be clear, in no way am I saying Manziel’s talent is comparable to that of LeBron’s.) Being the first freshman to ever win the Heisman has its perks. Many of which we won’t discuss for obvious reasons. But, as with most things in life, it comes with just as many negatives. A big one being the blinding spotlight Manziel has found himself in. Especially when you live the type of life he does. An overwhelming portion of student-athletes come from broken homes or povertystricken areas. Not, Johnny “Football.” In fact, if he were to have any other nickname it would be “Money.” Speaking of which, one of the many reasons he’s become so vilified is due to all those dead presidents burning a hole in his pockets. Within weeks of being donned the title of “best college football player of the year” he was sitting courtside of Miami Heat games and taking photos with the man whose place he took—LeBron. He was throwing parties, going to parties and getting kicked out of parties. And, man, did he sign a lot of autographs. So much so that even though the NCAA couldn’t pin any actual wrongdoing on him for allegedly selling his signature, he was slapped on the wrist for virtually being guilty by association and ruled ineligible for the first half of Texas A&M’s Aug. 31 season opener against Rice University. Did anyone happen to catch his touchdown “celebrations” during that game? He mimed the motion of signing his name and then later held up his hands and rubbed his fingers together, mimicking the universal sign for money. That alone should’ve parted the waters of those who were indifferent of Manziel. It sure did for me. I mean, I went full-blown Icona Pop during that moment: “I don’t care, I love it.” Yet, just as many people hated it and thought it was despicable and that he was just being immature. And he’s not even changed what he was doing. All that’s changed is the amount of eyes that are on him. Being literally referred to as “Football” is kind of connotative anyway. You would expect someone with that moniker to exude confidence and bravado, right? Manziel is just giving you what you paid for—entertainment. Not to even mention the fact that he’s doing it well, too. Among the shuffle though, there is a lesson to be learned from all of this. It doesn’t matter who you are or what you do. Yeah, some people are going to hate you for being you, but other people are also going to love you just as much for it.
UC Bowling Coach Kevin Reigle
BY TIMOTHY W YATT
Photo by Timothy Wyatt
While the phrase “all great things have
pretty soon and they won’t play until spring,
rivalry because nobody else in the conference
rituals to pump themselves up. Do you do
small beginnings” may seem like a stretch
not this one but the following spring. So,
has really stepped up.
anything like that?
when it comes to describing University of the
they’re going to have basically three semesters
Cumberlands’ foray into the world of bowling,
plus the summer to bring in players. You
What would you say is one of your more
it has never been truer for head bowling coach
know, I had February, March, April and then
lofty goals for this first year?
the summer. I had one player sign just days be-
Well, winning the conference would obviously
So, no music or anything?
fore classes started.
be the loftiest goal and getting into the na-
No, not really. I just try to get into the mindset
Manning the helm for the Patriots’ inau-
Like, in league? No. When I bowl tournaments I’m always pretty focused though.
tional tournament. But, I guess that’s every-
of not worrying about the score and just taking
cially with the University of Pikeville in the
From just the one week of practice that
body’s goal in every sport. If we can get to the
each shot at a time and focusing on the quality
same conference, one of the premiere bowling
you’ve been through with your team, what
title matches then anything can happen, so
of each shot. You know, in football if you
schools in the entire country. Aside from that,
is your biggest concern at the moment?
that’s really our goal.
throw an incomplete pass or in basketball if
it is Reigle’s alma mater, where he was a part
Focusing on the spare shooting and lane pat-
of the 2004 national tournament team and later
terns will be the biggest transition for players
What about one of your smaller goals?
there. You look at it later. In bowling, you miss
served as UPike’s women’s coach during two
in the first couple of tournaments. I think we’ll
To win one of the regular season tournaments
a four pin and there it on the scoreboard for
of their national title runs.
do really well at Campbellsville because it’s a
or something like that would be great. And
the world to see.
real hooking surface and it’s a shorter pattern.
we’ll definitely have some chances. That and
gural season will be anything but easy, espe-
With UC’s bowling debut set for Sept. 28 at the Green River Classic in Campbellsville,
you drop a pass it’s not like that stat is up
if we could get a couple bowlers onto the
If you hadn’t been a bowler, what could you
Ky., Reigle is hoping to see his team come out
What do you foresee being your biggest
all-tournament teams. Both of those would be
see yourself doing?
strong. But before all those competitive juices
hurdle this year?
Probably a writer. Like, a playwright or a
start flowing, he took a break to sit down with
I think both teams will do really well, so I be-
me and talk about how his team is shaping up
lieve our biggest hurdle will be Pikeville.
so far, some of his big and small goals for the
screenwriter, maybe. Something creative like Make a prediction: what do you think Pa-
triots fans can expect out of this season?
season and even his thoughts on M. Night
Speaking of UPike, what are your thoughts
Oh, like, realistically? [laughs] I honestly be-
OK, then what would be your genre? If you
on facing your alma mater?
lieve that they can expect a second or third
turn on the TV, what are you watching?
I’m excited. I think we have the potential here,
place finish in the regular season for both
Oh, I love M. Night Shyamalan. I like the
TW: Do you feel more pressured now that
certainly in a couple of years, to go by them. I
thriller. I like the big twist ending. “Alfred
practices have started than you did last se-
think we’ll be competitive right off the bat.
mester when you were just recruiting?
The biggest issue is that they have a team of
What’s your average?
Serling: I like that stuff. Things that challenge
KR: No, I feel less because we have a team
juniors and seniors who have bowled 60 to 70
Right now, my league average is 207. But
the viewer are great. You don’t know what’s
now. [laughs] I thought there was a lot of pres-
college tournaments. We have just as much
that’s after just one week of league. [laughs]
coming but you know something’s coming,
sure because we got started so late and I got
talent but just not the same level of experi-
hired so late. Because a lot of times, like with
ence. We’ll make them show up to the tourna-
I know especially with sports like football
the lacrosse team, they’re bringing in a coach
ments and play well. It’ll be a pretty good
and basketball, players have before-game
Hitchcock Presents,” “Twilight Zone,” Rod
Faith and Ministry
He is all we need
BY T YLER BIRD
or even a little old school, but Leviticus still
vides. God brought the Hebrew people out of
to heed His warning had to face many brutal
has just as much value today as it did the day
oppressive slavery after about 400 years spent
consequences. Jesus created us to follow Him
when God inspired Moses to write the book.
serving the Pharaohs of Egypt. When they had
and to have a relationship with Him; He loved
Sure, Leviticus is full laws and command-
been delivered, they wanted to go back be-
you so much that He died for You.
Leviticus 18:1-5 (HCSB)
ments that may seem very inhuman and al-
cause they thought that following a God they
God did not want His people to disobey,
Yahweh spoke to Moses: “Speak to the
most bloodthirsty, but the main point of the
could not physically see was too difficult. The
but they made a choice to. He is a God of jus-
Israelites and tell them: I am Yahweh your
book is to prompt the reader to obey the Voice
Old Testament tells many tales of when the Is-
tice and since they did wrong, He had to pun-
God. Do not follow the practices of the land
raelites grew tired of following God and they
ish them. You too have a choice. He does not
went off and did their own thing, even though
want you to have to pay the eternal conse-
there were dire consequences.
quences in hell, but He desires to set you free.
of Egypt, where you used to live, or follow the
As Leviticus 18: 1-5 states, we are to fol-
practices of the land of Canaan, where I am
low God and to live the way He has instructed.
bringing you. You must not follow their cus-
In verse 3, the Lord told Moses to warn the
Leviticus applies to us today because
toms. You are to practice My ordinances and
people not to return to the lifestyle that they
everyone on the planet is called to make a de-
you are to keep My statutes by following
had once been a part of and to not seek a
cision about following God. We are to make a
them; I am Yahweh your God. Keep My
“new” way of living that is similar to that of
choice this day and decide whom we will
statutes and ordinances; a person will live if
serve. My reason for writing this is to urge you
he does them. I am Yahweh.”
I would say that the same warning that Is-
to really take a look at where you stand with
I love the book of Leviticus, because
raelites were issued by God still applies to us
Christ’s fingerprints are all over it. Most peo-
today. You and I must make a choice to live in
In chapters 25 and 26 of Leviticus, God
ple do not like the book due to its “harsh” or
slavery to sin or to follow God with all that we
promises blessings and providence for those
“out of date” content. I guess I may be weird
are and experience the freedom that He pro-
who follow Him, but for those who choose not
He is all we need!
A guide to essential college tech
BY CALEB VANDER ARK Staff Writer In our modern world, the use of technol-
price tends to be a bit of an issue. If you are a
need to. Google Drive is one of the simplest
ogy in education is widespread and growing
Every college student should have a mo-
student, buy the University edition. For only
solutions, Microsoft’s Skydrive is pretty good
at an increasingly fast rate. Technology that
bile phone simply for the sake of safety.
$80, you get the Microsoft Office suite for
used to be expensive and inaccessible for most
Whether it be a basic prepaid phone, a slick
four years. Not only that, but you can install
people has become cheap and common. Tech
iPhone, or a top-rated Android phone, every
it on two different devices as well as your
devices ranging from laptops and tablets to
student should have something. Contrary to
tablet and smartphone!
Still too much?
for antivirus software. Many free and effective
Playstations and smartphones have all carved
what many people say, a smartphone is not es-
Check out openoffice.org or libreoffice.org.
solutions exist. The first thing you should do
out their own roles in a college student’s life.
sential. Handy? Yes. Essential? No. For any-
Both sites offer free alternatives that are not
when you get a new laptop is uninstall the pre-
However, a few tech products stand out as es-
one on an AT&T or Verizon contract, having
quite as powerful, but they are fully compati-
loaded antivirus software (usually Norton or
sential for a new (or returning) college stu-
a smartphone can cost up to $360 more each
ble with Microsoft Word.
McAfee). Next, activate or download Mi-
dent. Here are my top five tech products every
year on top of your regular phone bill. If you
crosoft Security Essentials for free. Then, go
student should own (or have access to).
have a prepaid device the additional cost for a
As computing takes to the proverbial
to malwarebytes.org and download Malware-
smartphone is generally miniscule, though you
skies, several companies have started offering
Bytes, another free security program. If you
Owning a laptop should be the corner-
generally have to settle for a less than impres-
free cloud storage. The best solutions let you
have an Apple computer, download “Avast!”
stone for any college student’s arsenal of tech-
sive phone. Need a cheap prepaid smartphone
actually specify a folder on your computer to
antivirus software (also free). It is important
nology. Desktops are not portable, tablets are
that still beats most of the crowd? Pick up
automatically sync with your online account.
to note that, contrary to popular belief, Apple
not productive. Owning a good laptop is in-
Google’s Nexus 4 for only $199 without a
Basically, anything you put in that folder will
computers are susceptible to viruses.
valuable to staying effective in a very mobile
be accessible from any computer with an in-
If you have any questions about technol-
environment. Look for laptops with Intel Core
Anti-Virus Software Let me get one thing straight: Never pay
ternet connection. This is incredibly useful for
ogy, send your questions for Caleb to thepa-
series processors from Asus, Sony, Samsung,
Whether or not you like Microsoft, the
school papers. By default, I save all my doc-
firstname.lastname@example.org. Your question (and
Lenovo, and Toshiba. Stay away from less re-
Office suite of products remains the number
uments to my cloud folder. That way, I can
answer) could appear in the next edition of
liable brands like HP, Acer, and Dell.
one choice in academics today. However, the
print them off on the other side of campus if I
The Google Chromecast – what smart TV should be BY CALEB VANDER ARK
nected mine to a TV, I couldn’t even tell it was
now, it can only play Netflix, Youtube, and
smartphone is that any Chromecast App (like
there. The basic idea behind the Chromecast
Google Play videos and music. However, it
Netflix or YouTube) actually uses the
Back in July, Google announced a slew
is to turn any device (be it laptop, desktop,
can also stream tabs from any device running
Chromecast to run, rather than relying on your
of new products and services. Most of the an-
smartphone, tablet, etc.) of any brand (Win-
Google’s Chrome web browser. Streaming
laptop’s power. Thus, the video signal is sent
nouncements were expected, run of the mill
dows, iOS, Android) and turn it into a remote
tabs from Chrome to mirror on your TV is
directly to the Chromecast from Netflix, rather
sort of things. However, the reveal of the
for your TV. Most smart TV applications, as
cool, but may not have much practical appli-
than going to your laptop first. Most tradi-
Google Chromecast took nearly everyone by
well as the Apple TV, use a small, keyboard-
cation for many people.
tional devices that stream video and applica-
surprise. Google ventured into the smart TV
less remote for navigation. This makes typing
For only $35, it really is a good deal.
tions from laptops experience heavy amounts
market with Google TV a few years ago. The
in movie names on Netflix or spelling out
Being able to use your laptop or smartphone
of stuttering and input lag, much like most
platform really never caught on, and suffered
YouTube searches an incredibly tedious task.
to control Netflix is extremely useful, and you
from poor manufacturer implementation and
On top of the poor navigation, the interfaces
can even run games or other applications
All in all, the Chromecast is an excellent
high prices. In contrast, Apple TV provided a
are usually unbearably slow and full of input
while controlling Netflix. Google is working
device for anyone who likes to roam around
simplistic, refined, and cheap solution.
lag. By having the Chromecast rely on de-
on expanding the apps that can be used with
and watch Netflix on different TVs. Even if
Google needed an answer.
vices with keyboards already present, Google
Chromecast, and the next app scheduled to
you just use it for your own TV, the ability to
automatically overcame one of the biggest
launch is Pandora Radio.
just walk into the room and already have your
flaws in most smart TVs.
One thing that is important to note about the
device connected to the TV via Chromecast is pretty nifty.
Chromecast. The Chromecast is an incredibly simple product. It consists of an HDMI-dongle and
So what does the Chromecast actually
Chromecast that sets it apart from other de-
a USB power cord. That’s it. When I con-
do? Unfortunately, not much. As of right
vices that stream content from your laptop or
Amethyst BY SOLOMON WHITAKER
thing to thick darkness. The cuffs were clasped
and handed me a scalpel. I slowly walked to
on my hands and I was led to a vehicle.
the table and bent over the body.
Want your piece of fiction to appear in a future issue of The Patriot? Send your re-
The trip seemed to last forever and then
“There seems to be lacerations in the
sponse to the following prompt to thepa-
Prompt: You had planned to attend a
we finally stopped. The bag was lifted off my
mouth, the marks are typical of a … of a ten-
email@example.com. Entries (500 words
friend’s birthday party and plugged her ad-
face and I was staring at three men, the one in
tacle,” I stated, my confusion turning to puz-
or fewer) must be received by September
dress into your GPS system, but the system
the middle was the man I had seen earlier, the
zlement. I opened up the cadaver’s chest only
guided you to somewhere else. Oddly enough,
one who had seemingly rigged my GPS.
to find no heart, nor kidney, nor lungs. “All of his organs are missing,” I ex-
Prompt: You are walking to your car
plained. Just then, I felt something slither up
when you pass a boy selling newspapers on
“I am,” I replied with fervent confusion.
the back of my shoulder. I turned my head to
the street. You buy a copy, only to discover
I stared at the man profoundly. He was
“Good, we need you to cut open this man
see a purple tentacle, which was attached to a
that it’s dated a week from today. And one par-
dressed in a black suit and wore slick, black
and find out what killed him,” the pointed to
purple head with black eyes, coming toward
ticular story makes you realize you need to
sunglasses, handcuffs clinging in his hands. A
a table and a light came on, showing the dull
my mouth. In that moment I knew we as a sen-
black sack came over my face, turning every-
paleness of a dead body. The man uncuffed me
tient species were not alone, nor safe.
there was a man waiting for you at this mysterious place. “Sorry I had to rig your GPS, but this is urgent,” said the person.
“You are Dr. Logan Dundon, the cardiovascular specialist, are you not?”
The Dystopia obsession
ting swept off their feet by normal-looking
looking for more to read in the same vein,
good fit, there are plenty of other options. “Di-
boys who turned out to be vampires, were-
there are a multitude of options available.
vergent” by Veronica Roth, “Delirium” by
wolves, ghosts, or any number of other non-
Michael Grant’s “Gone” series was com-
Lauren Oliver, Legend by Marie Lu, and
human entities. Now that the times have
pleted this year with the publication of the
“Matched” by Ally Condie are just a few ex-
finally changed with fading of “Twilight,”
sixth book, so this is a good option for some-
amples of dystopia series, and some of them
what is taking its place in the hearts and on the
one looking for a long story who doesn’t like
are yet to be finished.
bookshelves of today’s readers? A clear an-
to wait for books to come out. Set in a small
The best news of all, however, is that
swer has articulated itself, and it is the fan-
town on the coast of California, “Gone” fo-
when these books become boring or finished
tasy/science fiction realm of the dystopia.
cuses on many important characters struggling
or have too much romance, there’s always a
The opposite of the sought-after utopia –
to survive when an impenetrable opaque globe
phenomenal list of dystopian classics to go
or perfect world – a dystopia is a universe in
appears around their beach town, and they dis-
back to! Books like Lois Lowry’s “The Giver”
which everything has gone about as bad as it
cover that they cannot climb, fly, or dig their
and its sequels, the “Ender’s Game” sequence,
can go. This subgenre includes everything
way out. Simultaneously, everyone inside the
and single books such as ”Brave New World,”
from the post-apocalyptic settings in popular
area of this globe who was older than fifteen
“1984,” “Fahrenheit 451,” Ayn Rand’s “An-
TV shows like “The Walking Dead” and
years of age disappears, leaving the children
them,” and “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Mar-
“Revolution” to the plots and themes of the
fourteen and younger to fend for themselves
garet Atwood remain excellent reading.
few movies that interrupt comic-book hero cy-
for food, medicine, and other essentials. A sort
Although the genre is becoming hugely
BY EMILY HEMPHILL
cles, such as “World War Z” and “The Hunger
of blend between the 1990s “Left Behind”
popular, these books show that dystopian fic-
Games.” The later of these is, of course, based
books and an “X-Men” movie, some of the
tion is not a new invention. Why is it coming
A few years ago, it was easy to see that
on the book trilogy that pushed the dystopian
children begin to develop unusual abilities that
back around? What makes today’s dystopian
the number one hit subgenre of young adult
craze in young adult fiction to the forefront.
make them powerful and frightening, often
novels different from those written in the
fiction was what became known as “paranor-
For anyone who has read “The Hunger
when they are only attempting to help.
twentieth century? I guess the only way to find
mal romance” – books about normal girls get-
Games” and watched these shows and is still
The good news is, if this doesn’t sound like a
out is to read a little bit (or a lot) of both.
BY WHITLEY WEST Photo Editor
Around UC: What did you do over summer break?
Theatre major Liz Guillermo spent 10 weeks
Communications major Junior DeVaux's ap-
Public Health major Coleton Terry took his
Public Health majors Alyssa Parrott and
of her summer in Santa Cruz, California with
pendix ruptured just two days after UC's
first trip out of the country this summer on a
Alaina Jackson spent their summer contribut-
CRU, along with 58 people from 10 different
spring game. He spent most of his summer re-
cruise to the Bahamas. While there he visited
ing to the work study program. They also went
states. While in California, Liz strengthened
covering and in physical therapy, but once he
Atlantis, beautiful beaches, saw dancing
on a week long vacation to Gulf Shores, Ala.
her relationship with God and the people she
became well, he got to enjoy the rest of his
lizards, and rode a water slide that took him
During their stay they spent the majority of
stayed with, and also worked at what she con-
summer in Orlando visiting his brother.
through a shark tank in Atlantis' water park.
their time relaxing on the beach and eating
sidered to be the world's best seaside amuse-
The rest of the summer he spent working and
way too much seafood. They also went put-
putting and dolphin watching.
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