CHAN TICLEER Spring 2020: Issue 2 // March 2020
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How COVID-19 has impacted CCU, students to finish the semester online Alyssa L. Brennan // Editor-in-Chief
Coronavirus disease, also known as COVID-19, is “not the same as the coronaviruses that commonly circulate among humans and cause mild illness, like the common cold,” according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website.
Symptoms may include mild to severe respiratory illness with fever, cough, and difficulty breathing and usually appear within two to 14 days after being exposed to the virus. It is recommended to stay home when you are sick, avoid unnecessary travel, not to touch your face, wash your hands often, and disinfect frequently touched objects, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Coastal Carolina University remained vigilant in monitoring the spread of the virus in an attempt to keep students from catching it. Many educationabroad programs have been impacted by COVID-19 which has quickly spread across the world. On Feb.28, CCU’s Office of University Marketing and Communication sent out an email that urged students in Italy to return and said that the spring break education-abroad trip to the Philippines was canceled. On March 2, more updates were sent out to students that said, “Effective immediately, all CCU travel abroad trips that have not already departed are canceled
the traditional graduation ceremony and have a virtual one. This led to the seniors starting a petition to postpone instead of canceling the ceremony which got 1,5oo signatures in one day, according to ABC 15 News. On the CCU website, DeCenzo has updated information regarding graduation for Spring 2020.
COVID-19 has spread across the country. More information can be found on cdc.gov. // Chart courtesy of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
until further notice. This affects a few different University-sponsored education abroad programs, a program sponsored by CCU’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, and individual faculty travel.” Then on March 11 another email went out that said all University-sponsored travel, domestic and international, was canceled and spring break would be extended to March 20 and classes would resume on March 23. The university originally planned for students to be able to return to campus to finish out the semester, but on March 19, it was decided that classes will take place online for the rest of the semester. “Teal nation: Earlier this afternoon, Governor Henry McMaster updated his charge to colleges and universities
concerning operations in the wake of COVID-19. This new directive will result in several changes for Coastal Carolina University. Beginning Monday, March 23, 2020, CCU classes will take place online and classwork will remain online for the rest of the Spring 2020 semester. Students are directed to CCU’s Academic Continuity Plan for guidance on the completion of coursework,” President David DeCenzo said in the email.
“As President, I was looking forward to spending my final spring commencement with the class of 2020; watching all of you cross the stage and shaking your hands in congratulations. While I may no longer get the opportunity to celebrate with you in person during the spring, I hope you will join the University as we identify ways to celebrate your graduation. We will be inviting spring 2020 graduates to participate in the summer 2020 or winter 2020 ceremonies on campus,” DeCenzo said on the website. “Once the threat of COVID-19 is eliminated, CCU will be able to provide updated information on future ceremonies for spring 2020 graduates on the commencement website.”
As part of the academic continuity plan, there are still free resources available to students such as Ally, Kimbel library distance learning services, MERLOT and VitalSource. Originally, CCU had planned to cancel
Students stay home following the COVID-19 outbreak, leaving the library empty. // Photo courtesy of CCU Photography
Presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden brought his campaign to CCU Samantha Popovics // Reporter
A line of few hundreds of people of various ages wrapped around the Williams-Brice Building at Coastal Carolina University, on Thursday, March 5, all in hopes of catching a glimpse of former Vice President Joe Biden.
rights, and how everyone should be entitled to healthcare, no matter where they come from.
Biden made a stop in Conway before his primary election on Saturday, March 7, ensuring he would keep his first spot in the Democratic polls for the end results of South Carolina. He had surpassed Sen. Bernie Sanders and Tom Steyer in polls during the week. At his rally, he was joined by Democratic Rep. Roger Kirby of Lake City and actress Vivica A. Fox, who both immensely conveyed their support and trust in Biden.
During his question and answer session with the crowd, questions of women’s rights were brought up, and he told statistics relevant to college culture. He discussed how one out of every four women will experience sexual assault in college, and how men need to start using their voice if they are aware of a situation. He stressed that safety and change does not come with silence. He showed full moral support that all men and women are equal. He talked about what it is like for women in other countries, and how they look up to the U.S. for guidance with women’s advantages.
Biden threw some jabs at President Trump, voicing the discrepancy between he and the working class, mocking the legacy he preaches and the morals he stands for, and his relationship with Vladimir Putin. He did not waste a majority of his time on stage insulting Trump. His focus was shifted on how he would be a much better president. “This guy is more Joe Walsh than George Washington,” said Biden. He shared many personal stories ranging from his relationship with the Obamas, how he went from public defense lawyer to vice president, his close-knit family, and his heavy emphasis on how he is the most
“If you give people a chance no matter what their background, they will do well,” said Biden.
Biden visits CCU and explains what he would do if he wins this election. // Photo courtesy of NBC News.
relatable candidate due to his middle-class status. Lowering taxes were a big part of his discussion, and how it is unfair for the middle-class to have to take out loans just to get by monthly. He showed that the hard-working people of the middle class do not go unseen. “Ordinary, hard-working people built America,” said Biden. He also touched upon the subject of
wanting to make community colleges free, throwing in statistics that the average American carries 75 thousand dollars of debt on their back from private colleges, and 30 thousand from public. He spoke of his own personal struggles with debt, having to take out three mortgages on his home, just to send his own children to private universities. Diversity was one of his main topics, and spoke his beliefs upon equal minority
“No country can succeed economically in the 20th century by continuing to keep women behind,” said Biden. Another controversial topic discussed was gun laws. He voiced his opinions on how they should be banned and are a threat to human nature and advocated for universal background checks, so guns don’t end up in the wrong hands. This would be the largest changes to American gun laws in over two decades.
Women in Philanthropy and Leadership celebrates 10 years and welcomes Rebecca Minkoff
Morgen S. Cvetko // Reporter
The Myrtle Beach Convention Center hosted the 10th annual Women in Philanthropy and Leadership Conference on Feb. 10-11, 2020.
Over 250 women working in businesses around the Grand Strand and speakers from at least two different countries were in attendance. Some of the most notable speakers at the event were fashion designer and entrepreneur Rebecca Minkoff, Tererai Trent, and Coastal Carolina’s own Atiya Stokes-Brown. This event is more than a conference for women. It is an opportunity to learn about others’ professional goals, experiences, and accomplishments so as to incorporate such lessons into one’s future endeavors. As a student, attending this event inspires a new mindset for young women.
opportunity to have one of her fashion handbags presented in a film, the post office failed to deliver the bag on time, and the production crew had to film the scene with a different purse. Minkoff could have easily given up at this moment, but she chose not to, and now she owns one of the most renown women’s fashion lines in the world! Minkoff is someone that many young females look up to as a fashion icon. “My favorite speaker from this year was Rebecca Minkoff. She kept it real and honest, which I can appreciate. She had great advice for young people who want to chase their dreams which was so special,” Filling said.
This year was also special not only because it marked the 10 year anniversary, but the founder of WIPL, Terri DeCenzo, Coastal Carolina’s First Lady, also received a great honor. Having started this organization in 2007, DeCenzo is the inspiration behind WIPL. Everyone that has attended the events has witnessed its impact on the local community. In honor of the hard work and dedication that DeCenzo has contributed to the conference, the Inspiring Women’s Award was renamed the Theresa M. DeCenzo Inspiring Women’s Award. The award is awarded to women in South Carolina and beyond who have
Madeline Filling, a CCU senior, said, “This conference has done so much for me as a student and as a woman. I have learned so much from inspirational women who have shared their stories and imparted wisdom. I have been able to take their advice and apply it to my own life and it has helped me go after dreams that I never thought were possible... and I am eternally grateful for that.” Minkoff, a fashion designer, was one of the first speakers to present. Minkoff shared of her struggles in the beginning of her career. She was used to hearing the word no. When she landed the
excelled as a leader and a visionary for women. This year the award was given to Lt. Gov. Pamela Evette, Gayle Resetar, and Jennifer Wilson. Evette was one of the speakers who seemed to connect the most with the younger women in attendance. Evette is the 93rd Lieutenant Governor of SC and is the first Republican female lieutenant governor. “The speaker that resonated with me the most was Lt. Gov. Pam Evette. She shared a story that struck a chord in me and I will probably take with me as I go throughout life,” Filling said. This event has opened the door for women in the Grand Strand to have a safe place to come together, to grow, to thrive within our community. As a student who has had the opportunity to attend the event more than once, Cora Allard, shared that this event has helped her grow over the years and has allowed her to dream bigger than she imagined. “It helped me over the years because it has given me examples of how my life could be after college. Seeing women from all different backgrounds makes me realize that hard work and dedication can take me anywhere,” Allard said.
Theresa M. DeCenzo Inspiring Women Award Honorees // Photo by Morgen Cvetko
The Next WIPL conference will be held in February 2021.
Students can host their own radio show on WCCU Thomas Healy// Reporter
Coastal Carolina University is no stranger to journalism. From The Chanticleer and the Atheneum Press to WCCU campus radio, there is a wide range of options for students looking to engage with media and press. This semester, the campus radio station is changing the game with its new show starring students. “This year in particular we have a good amount of slots open where we’re trying to expand the opportunity for students that don’t know about the radio station to get involved,” JP Kinney, the station manager said. All students on campus are invited to participate in their own one-hour internetradio broadcast and gain firsthand experience in the radio industry. Adding to this opportunity is new technology that the station plans to implement.
are hosted, ranging from morning talk shows to cooking. “The better question is what show don’t we run. We’ve had conspiracy shows, political shows, we even had a cooking show,” TJ O’Sullivan, the business manager and program director said. Students looking to become hosts have a wide range of options that aren’t limited by any rules on content. The only major rule being to not swear on the radio. Shows are limited to one-hour blocks and are assigned according to the radio station’s schedule. Both live and prerecorded shows are broadcasted, but every pilot episode is expected to be live. While that may sound intimidating, the club insists it’s the best way for students to learn how to perform under pressure.
“We really take the education aspect of this very seriously and we understand that not everyone is comfortable being live on the microphone,” Kinney said. For those that do brave the air and push through their pilot, they are invited to pre-record future episodes.
“I joined them on OK day. . . and I was just like ‘this seems like a really good idea to get my voice out’ you know? I always wanted to be on the radio,” Brown said.
“We do voice tracked shows as well. You come into the station wherever your schedule allows you to do so, and you’ll record your hour long show and export that show to a time slot on the radio. So, you don’t always have to be live, but we highly encourage that shows be live because you learn a lot more in that moment,” Kinney said.
This would lead her to create her own morning talk show which has now become one of the station’s most popular shows; CCU Unplugged.
The stars of the show are the students who are committed to organizing and hosting their own shows, such as freshman
Brown has been running live shows every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 AM to 10 AM, along with her cohost Sarah, ever since.
“This semester we’re implementing a lot of new technology into the mix. That’s going to allow our shows to do a lot of new cool things such as radio phone calls. So, you can have guests call into the radio station and be live on the air... and also remote shows. We’re going to be doing a lot of shows around campus, physically on campus out and about, whether it’s on Prince Lawn or the HTC Center,” Kinney said. The campus radio station is in Brittain Hall, room 301. They provide all the equipment and training so no prior experience is required. As a 24-hour radio service, there is always entertainment for students to tune into. A variety of shows
Dyneira Brown, whose first semester at Coastal Carolina took a turn when she joined the station.
“I honestly didn’t know what I wanted to do with my show. But I had the idea that I wanted to talk to college students – people my age – and talk more like campus events, pop culture, and advice,” she said.
“For me, I don’t do pre-recorded. Me and Sarah usually have a layout of what we want to talk about, where the songs are going to go. We kind of just plan out the times we are going to talk. Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 9 – 10, we’re just live,” she said. On the topic of her live pilot, Brown explains: “I was so nervous when I first did my own show. I don’t know why I was nervous. Like there’s no camera in front of you, but you know there are people on there, listening. I don’t know, your first time you’re nervous beforehand. I Victor Cocco, Graduate Student // Photo by Ashley Saylor
Main set up front view. // Photo by Ashley Saylor
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Teal Nation Communications provides real world marketing experience to students Destiny Premo // Reporter
Teal Nation Communications, created by Jeffrey Ranta, is a student-run agency that provides marketing opportunities for local businesses. The Community and Business Engagement (CoBE) Institute does the same. Eighteen months ago, Jeffrey Ranta started an agency called Teal Nation Communications to provide students with real world marketing experience. Local companies benefit from the program by contacting the communications program and requesting advertising and other promotional services. Students who are part of Teal Nation Communications work to find the best marketing strategies for each business. “Teal Nation Communications is a fullservice student-run agency serving clients. We do everything from social media campaigns to strategic planning to video
production to graphic arts [and] event management,” said Jeffrey Ranta. Last semester, Teal Nation Communications promoted Peanut Patch Boiled Peanuts. The company contacted Teal Nation Communications and asked for help to make boiled peanuts a traditional snack for college football. Teal Nations Communications students offered samples at sporting events and even created a photo contest. Jeffrey Ranta reported that the campaign was very successful. The Community and Business Engagement (CoBE) Institute, a part of the Wall College of Business, participates in similar activities. Students selected for this program participate in real-world events that provide students the necessary experience to succeed in their fields. Like Teal Nation Communications, CoBE participates in creating marketing solutions.
“[CoBE Institute] is looking for students with initiative and the ability to self-regulate [and] to have the ability to take on a project or a task without a lot of oversight (typically that’s very ambiguous, that isn’t very clear, maybe doesn’t even have a clear outcome) but can take that project and deliver some kind of value to the clients, ” Peter Gatsa, the director of the institute, said. According to the CoBE Institute page located on Coastal Carolina University's website, “Associates work on a diverse range of business projects in teams with the fellow associates and faculty advisers. Associates receive experience and training in communications, project development, critical thinking, proposal writing, problem-solving and discipline-specific skills while researching and working oneon-one with advisers, mentors and experts”.
Ranta created a student-run agency that provides opportunities for marketing students. // Photo courtesy of Jeffery Ranta.
Students can participate in Teal Nation Communications by taking JOUR 433 during their junior or senior year. Normally, students with a communications major would take this class but anyone is welcome to take this class. Both organizations have the ultimate goal of helping a business succeed as well as providing students with real world experience. For Students interested in Teal Nation Communications, they can feel free to email Jeffery Ranta at jranta@ coastal.edu. Those who are interested in in CoBE Institute can contact Peter Gatsa at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students can host their own radio show on WCCU cont. Thomas Healy// Reporter
got adjusted to it, and it’s become second nature to me now.” To prospective hosts that may find the idea of going live a bit troubling, Brown advises: “Just pretend that you’re talking to yourself or in your room. Pretend you’re just talking to your friends or yourself or your family members. I wouldn’t be too nervous about it, because it’s just like
talking. Use your voice and be yourself.” The station provides a unique opportunity for students to engage with media and reach audiences they otherwise would not. Students of every major have an opportunity to join an ever-evolving team of talented people and let their voices be heard.
“For students that want to do broadcasting. . . I feel that if you have passion for it, if you feel that you want to get your voice out there, you want to be known, or want to communicate with other people out of your circle, you should totally go for it. You’re not alone in it. I wouldn’t think that I am alone. They can help me with stuff, and you’re not by
yourself doing all this. Definitely tune into all of the people that are part of the radio station, we put a lot of hard work into the radio station. If you’re interested, definitely go for it, we’re always available, any time,” Brown said. Interested students can visit wccuradio. com for more information.
CCU alcohol crackdown has adverse effects; students choose bars over parties Elexis Thompson // Reporter
Editor’s note: This story was published in the December issue but has since been revised. This is the updated version.
Despite Coastal Carolina University’s best efforts, there remains an underage drinking problem. Coastal Carolina University has been fighting its reputation for being a party school since 2017. According to a 2017 study released by ProjectKnow.com, out of all large four-year colleges in the nation, Coastal Carolina had the highest number of liquor law violations with a total of 1,081 arrests that year. The school responded with increased disciplinary efforts and mandatory alcohol education training for incoming students. The number decreased to 890 in CCU’s 2019 Clery report. While there are less alcohol incidents on campus, students have chosen to frequent bars instead and throw less parties. Students often frequent Tongy’s Shmack House, The American Tavern, and The Coop. Due to their proximity to CCU, these bars cater to large crowds of college students and have larger crowds than bars that are further away. However, even if students go to the bars, there is no
guarantee that they can get in. Corrine Murtha, who has been employed at Tongy’s for five years, said that while much of their crowd is Coastal students, they have strict rules for underage students. The American Tavern follows a similar policy. “[Underage students] are allowed in until nine, but after nine they have to be 21 to get in,” Murtha said. “It’s easier for us that way. We don’t have to worry about underage students drinking if they aren’t in the bar.” The most popular of the three, The Coop, allows students into the bar regardless of their age. Students who are 21 or older get into the bar for free, but underage students pay a fee that ranges from $10 to $50 at the door. People that are 21 and older receive special bands created by the club. Underage students have their hands marked with an X and are given a different band. The manager of The Coop, Joe Sabetelli, understands that the pricing is high, but does not plan to change it. “When letting [underage students] in, we still have to consider revenue,”
CCU has cracked down on underage drinking. Police bust parties and make arrests almost every weekend. // Photo by Eden Alon
said Sabetelli. “We have one of the only places [underage students] can go to enjoy themselves, but when they get in, they can’t buy any of our drinks. The cover they pay makes up for the losses that we take by letting them into the bar.”
underage people we arrest due to alcohol related offenses are in possession of a fake ID,” said Mezzapelle.
Because of pricing and the lack of places for underage students to go out, they have resorted to purchasing fake identification.
Students who are caught with alcohol and false identification run the risk of committing a misdemeanor and can be charged with knowingly possessing alcohol and misidentification. These charges are punishable by fines up to $200. In addition to fines, students can receive 30 days in jail and will be required to attend alcohol safety training classes.
According to CCU Capt. Thomas Mezzapelle, fake IDs aren’t only an issue at bars, but on campus as well. “In a full calendar year, we make around 200 alcohol related arrests, so a few every weekend. About one-third of the
According to Coastal Law, a law firm based in Myrtle Beach, students can face serious charges if caught.
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Want to change your major? Here’s how: Madelyn Sipola // Reporter
As students progress through their college career, their interests may shift, which might result in a change of major. I switched my major from a double major in marine science and physics to marketing, which was a drastic but worthwhile change. Changing one’s major is a process, usually occurring within students’ first two years of college. When I changed my major, I first talked to my advisor who provided me the necessary paperwork. Since I was switching from science to business, I needed my academic advisor, the department chairs of both Marine Science and Physics, and the
department chair of Marketing to sign off on the change. After that, I returned the forms to my advisor who then processed the paperwork. When pursuing a major change, students must meet with their initial academic advisor, all of whom can be found and contacted through Webadvisor. Wall College of Business’ academic advisor, Steven Taylor, gave some insight to the process. “If the student wants to declare a major in the Wall College of Business, the student meets with a Graduate Assistant (GA), who will provide a brief orientation
of the different types of majors, Admission Requirements and assign the student to an Academic Adviser,” Taylor said.
none of this process can be completed virtually; all forms must be physically brought to and processed by the advisor.
Learning about what each major has to offer is vital to making an informed decision. This step, of contacting the head of a department, can be done before or after a student meets with their advisor about declaring a new major.
No matter what year you are, you can always change your major. Taylor also talked about a “What If ” which is in Webadvisor.
After meeting with one’s advisor (or a GA) and confirming a new major, the current advisor will explain how the process works. Each college will need different signatures, depending on which college one’s major belongs. Unfortunately,
“[This] will allow the student to see how many courses remaining in the interested major before declaring it,” Taylor said. If you are a senior who is still unsure of the path you’re on, consider visiting “What If ” in Webadvisor to see if changing your major might be a good move.
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Coastal Carolina goes 2-1 against Middle Tennessee State Morgen S. Cvetko // Reporter
In Conway’s Brooks Stadium, the Coastal Carolina baseball team took on Middle Tennessee State on Friday, March 6, 2020. This game was the first in a series of three. Coastal came out swinging in the first inning, with Gattinelli hitting a home run and bringing in two runs. Bryce Riopelle would follow Gattinelli with another home run. Middle Tennessee responded with a home run in the top of the third, bringing in two runs. With Coastal up to bat in the bottom of the third, Scott Mckeon hit a homerun.
In the bottom of the sixth inning, Coastal scored six runs off of base hits. The last run scored would go to Zach Beach, who hit a home run in the bottom of the eighth inning. The final score of the first game was 13-6, Coastal. Coastal would fall to Middle Tennessee state in the second game of the series, on Sat., March 7. Coastal was able to get the first run of the game in the bottom of the second inning with a home run from Cameron Weiss. In the top of the third inning, MTS scored 10 runs, putting them ahead of Coastal by nine runs.
Coastal’s Gattinelli hit a home run in the bottom of the fifth inning bringing in three runs, but it would not be enough to defeat MTS. The final score of the game was 5-12. The final game of the series was held on Sun., March 8. The final game got off to a slow start and it wasn’t until the bottom of the fourth inning, Gattinelli hit his third home run of the weekend and brought in the first run of the game. Coastal’s Riopelle hit a home run in the bottom of the fifth inning bringing in two runs. Coastal would go on to win the game 8-1.
The team celebrates a good end to the series. // Photo courtesy of CCU Photography
CCU softball goes 1-2 against Louisiana Morgen S. Cvetko // Reporter
On Friday, March 6, 2020 the Coastal Carolina softball team took on the No. 8 Louisiana Ragin Cajuns in game one of a three game series. Louisiana was the first to score in the first inning, putting them ahead early. It was not until the bottom of the third inning that Coastal brought the lead: Stavi Augur hit a homerun and brought in two runs. In the bottom of the fourth inning,
Iyanla Dejesus and Mary Sobataka both claimed home runs. The score at the bottom of the fourth was 4-0, Coastal. Courtney Dean hit a homerun over center field in the bottom of the fifth. Sobataka and Sydney Guess were the last to score in the game. Coastal defeated Louisiana 7-1. Coastal would go on to fall to Louisiana in the final two games of the series, with the third game only going
to five innings. Coastal would only score two runs in the third game of the series in the bottom of the fourth inning. Coastal’s current overall record is 137, with their conference record at 1-2. Ally Marcano, senior pitcher, pitched a total of 6.2 innings, allowing a total of six hits, five runs, and five errors.
Courtney Dean at third base. // Photo by Morgen Cvetko
CCU’s Percussion Society hosted Nation Beat: Showed CCU a side of Brazil Shelbi R. Ankiewicz // Reporter
Coastal Carolina University’s Percussion Society hosted the band Nation Beat at CCU on Wednesday, Feb. 26, during Nation Beat’s 2020 Winter Tour. The group consists of five members: Scott Kettner (drums/percussion/ bandleader), Joe Correia (sousaphone), Mark Collins (trumpet), Paul Carlon (tenor sax/arrangements) and Tom McHugh (trombone). The band’s music is instrumental, but with the energy brought to the stage, there’s no need for a singer. “[The band] brought it up a bunch of different level... it was great,” said Harveste Cobb, a CCU freshman.
Kettner, the bandleader, founded Nation Beat’s sound after living in Brazil. He was inspired by the music played at the Brazilian Carnival, so much that he decided to bring a taste of it back to the states. In 2017, Kettner merged his sound with tenor sax musician Paul Carlon, who contributed a New Orleans vibe. Between the two of them, Nation Beat established its funky, jazz styled music that they play today. Each member of the band portrays themselves distinctively. Joe Correia, the sousaphone player, is lively, bouncing around the stage. Tom McHugh, the
CCU band onstage with Nation Beat // Photo by Shelbi R. Ankiewicz
trombone player, is a very stationary performer, yet he seemed emotionally connected to the music. The show was mesmerizing as viewers watched the band members show their colors.
performance was the ending with all the Coastal kids coming in. I thought that was very interesting and I liked how it was a song we could all relate to,” said Kayla Tynan, CCU freshman.
The performance consisted of an exciting set, including audience participation and musical solos. One of the songs they played was titled “Paper Heart.” The song was inspired by the communal aspect of Brazil — everyone was singing, dancing and coming together as one. Kettner wanted to bring that same connection to his audience.
To wrap up the concert, Nation Beat invited some of CCU’s band members on stage to play with them. They proceeded to march around the theater, up the stairs and into the crowd. At that point, everyone was clapping and humming along to the music.
“I think my favorite part of the
Nation Beat certainly delivered one thing to Coastal: The sweet culture of Brazil.
Tenor sax musician showing off his skills // Photo by Shelbi R. Ankiewicz
Five delicious dorm recipes that are budget friendly
Madelyn Sipola // Reporter
Home cooked meals are what I miss most while away at school. When the dining hall food just doesn’t cut it for you either, try out some of these budget (and dorm!) friendly recipes. $6 Mug Mac & Cheese: ½ cup of elbow noodles or small penne ¼ cup of shredded colby jack ¼ cup of cheddar cheese 1 cup of water A pinch of salt and pepper ¼ cup of milk (your choice) First add your noodles, salt and water into a microwave safe mug. Heat the noodles in the microwave for 6-8 minutes, stirring after every minute until noodles are cooked. Once the noodles are cooked, add your shredded cheese, milk and pepper, then stir. Microwave for 15-30 seconds to melt the cheese. Finally, add some more shredded cheese to top off your mac and enjoy! $8 Bacon Breakfast Burritos: 1 tortilla 2 eggs, beaten Salt and pepper ¼ cup cooked bacon ¼ cup shredded cheese (your preference) ¼ cup premade chopped onions Salsa (optional)
Milk (optional) First, beat the eggs in a microwave safe mug and add salt and pepper to taste. Then add the cooked bacon, cheese and onions to the egg mixture (you may add a splash of milk to fluff up the eggs). Microwave egg mixture for 30 second intervals until cooked. Place one tortilla on a plate and transfer the eggs onto the tortilla. Serve with sprinkled shredded cheese and salsa. $9 Vanilla Banana Overnight Oats: 1 cup plain oats ½ cup of milk (your choice) 1 tbsp vanilla extract (imitation vanilla extract works well also) 1/4 cup of greek yogurt Half a banana Salt (to taste)
Guacamole (optional) Salsa (optional) First, place your desired amount of tortilla chips onto a microwave safe plate. Place shredded cheese all over the chips and heat in microwave for a minute, checking in 15 second intervals (if the cheese still isn’t melted, add 15 second intervals until satisfied). After the cheese is melted, instantly put the refried beans on top. Then put the chopped onions and diced tomatoes on top. Serve with sour cream, guacamole and salsa if desired.
Watermelon salad is refreshing, filling and easy to make. // Photo from Recipe Runner.
$11 Watermelon Salad:
To start, add oats and milk into a mason jar and stir until saturated. Mix in the vanilla extract, salt and Greek yogurt. Place the jar into the fridge overnight.
1 package of precut watermelon Feta cheese crumbles 1 cucumber 1 tbsp lemon juice Mint leaves (optional)
Take out the jar in the morning, cut half a banana, add it to the oats and Bon Appetit!
First, wash and dice your cucumber and put aside.
$10 Everything Nachos: Tortilla chips (enough to fill any size plate) 1 cup of shredded colby jack cheese ½ cup of premade diced onions ½ of premade diced tomatoes 1/3 cup of canned refried beans Sour cream (optional)
Then add watermelon, feta cheese, cucumbers and lemon juice to a bowl and mix carefully. Lastly, add mint leaves to garnish. Nachos are just one of the many recipes that are cheap and easy to make. // Photo courtesy of Simply Recipes.
CCU’s Coastal Sea Turtle Club has much to offer to students
Shelbi R. Ankiewicz // Reporter Coastal Carolina University has a Coastal Sea Turtle Club that has been active on campus since the fall of 2012.
The club offers a range of activities each year, from teaching children about sea turtles to performing handson projects. During the fall semester, board members schedule a trip to either an aquarium or a garden. This past fall, members visited the Charleston aquarium. Members also go to Waties Island, which is partly owned by CCU, and work directly with the sea turtles, whether it’s counting and sorting the eggs or helping the new hatchlings into the ocean. “[One of my favorite memories was the] first time I got to carry them (hatchlings) to high tide, the wet sand, and watch them crawl into the ocean,” said Abby Hayes, club president. For the spring semester, the club
travels to neighboring schools to teach children about sea turtle conservation. For anyone interested in oceanic life, the club has a lot to offer.
“I would most definitely recommend joining the club for lots of reasons. One of the reasons being the experiences, but also the people you meet,” said club member Victoria Gluck. “The president of the club was nice enough to meet with me and go over internship options which led me to be accepted into an internship program in Clearwater Fl where I got to work with sea turtles every day for a summer.” The Coastal Sea Turtle Club owns the turtle feeders on the bridge going over the turtle pond on campus. The club’s future goal is to take the money raised by the turtle feeders and turn it into a scholarship fund. It would help CCU students that are studying abroad in Costa Rica, as well as help those that live in Costa Rica and go to the sea turtle reserve. Club member Brooke Dunnery said, “Being a member of the CSTC has been one of my favorite college experiences!”
CCU owns part of the Waties Island reserve. There’s more information on this reserve on Coastal’s website. // Map from CCU’s website.
The club meets biweekly on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. in Edwards 256. The club is open to all majors and has no requirements to join. They can be found on Instagram @seaturtleclub, on Twitter @ccuseaturtle, and on Facebook at Coastal Sea Turtle club.
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Is safety on campus a priority?
Madelyn Sipola // Reporter
When kids leave for college, they are put into the hands of the school and students rely on the university to keep them safe while away from home. It is important for the safety of students to be a top priority within universities. Coming from Rolling Meadows, IL to Conway, SC, I feel that my safety needs to be a great importance to Coastal, as I arrived here without measures to provide security for myself as a student. Coastal has clear guidelines on what to do if a threatening situation occurs on campus, such as bomb threats, active shooters, weather emergencies, and more. In addition to these guidelines, incoming students must also complete Alcohol Edu and sexual assault awareness programs before attending Coastal. When I came to Coastal in 2017, these programs helped me learn more about alcohol abuse and sexual assault. The content expands upon high school programming. These programs should continue at Coastal every year for incoming students to complete. Likewise, when I started working at Coastal, I was required to watch a series of videos pertaining to my job. The instructional videos reviewed how to drive a golf cart, how to properly climb a ladder, and more. Although these videos were helpful, the attendance of S.A.F.E training (Secure, Alert, Fight, and Escape), which teaches students how to respond in the case of an attack on campus, made me feel most prepared. This training is an interactive tool,
and I learned how to utilize my surroundings to defend myself. Although this was mandatory for my job, I recommend all students attend to become properly educated on active shootings. The school posts safety guidelines throughout campus, but the greatest need for safety is in student housing. University housing mandates freshmen and sophomores to live on campus in either the freshmen dorms or University Place, so it is vitally important for students to feel safe in their new homes. University housing made me feel safe living there. Of course, since its college, there’s going to be drunk people doing dumb things, but nothing too major happened to me here. My one complaint is that, when filing for a roommate change, I did not receive a response for University housing for two months. Even after long wait times, requests may be denied. After my request was approved, I was permitted to move out, and I moved to Chanticleer. The dorm change process seemed overly complicated and was not solved efficiently. If a situation were to arise that was worse than the situation I faced, I would hope the problem would be solved more quickly. Coastal does well publicizing their safety procedures and guidelines. Coastal isn’t directly at fault when incidents occur, rather the student body’s lack of awareness and knowledge about responses to unfortunate circumstances renders them defenseless. If I
did not work at Coastal, I would not know all that I have learned from training, as some are only available to campus workers. An awareness of these guidelines is important in order to know how to respond in the event of an emergency. For more information on the emergency guidelines, please visit https://www. coastal.edu/emergency/emergencyprocedures/ and for university housing policies, visit https://www.coastal.edu/housing/ faqs/policiesandprocedures/.
CCU offers many trainings and publicizes their safety procedures to ensure the safety of students. // Photo courtesy of CCU Photography.
Blumhouse’s “The Hunt”: Is it worth the watch? Madelyn Sipola // Reporter
On September 27, 2019, the movie The Hunt was set to hit theaters. Due to the Dayton and El Paso shootings, the movie was postponed for release on March 13, 2020. (Spoilers Ahead)
The Hunt is considered a very controversial movie, as it lays over politics and the polarization of parties. While the movie seems to be inspired by The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell, the film includes references in the movie to George Orwell’s Animal Farm. The movie
even uses a pig to symbolize the bloodlust found within the liberally-affiliated characters. The movie seemed very promising because of its great cast including Emma Roberts, Hilary Swank, and Glenn Howerton. The trailer made it seem heavily action-packed and entertaining, while still adding comedic jabs. However, it went from zero to 100 faster than anticipated, Cont. on page 15
Unique resturant has good food and good service: give Spice C a visit! Shelbi R. Ankiewicz // Reporter
A local ramen shop, Spice C, opened their doors to the Conway area a year ago this March. Spice C is a lounge, restaurant, and bar located off Highway 501 across from Lowes. The restaurant serves dishes including ramen, hibachi, and the infamous poke bowl. A poke bowl (pronounced poh-kay), is an open sushi roll. There is a base of either rice or vegetables, followed by toppings of choice including proteins, vegetables, sauces, and garnishes. “I believe that poke bowls are what keeps people coming here. You can get ramen anywhere,” said Ness, an employee. When asked about her favorite dish at Spice C, Ness answered with the drunken noodle. It is a rice noodle soaked in soy sauce and topped with scallions and a variety of vegetables. My favorite meal, that I get
every time, is known as the spicy Szechuan, which contains beef brisket ramen. The broth has an abundance of flavor and just enough kick. I highly recommend trying both dishes. Spice C is a great place to go for a night out or to enjoy a nice lunch on an outside patio. The design of the restaurant is very sleek with sparkly, hardwood flooring and a range of funky light fixtures. Lexie Cox, an online reviewer, rated the restaurant: “5 stars. Place is beautiful and the food is amazing.” Aside from the atmosphere, the staff are some of the friendliest people I’ve met. Each time I visit, I’m greeted with a smile and seated right away. The waitresses have always been timely and accommodated any needs when necessary. “They (Spice C) have excellent service
Ahi tuna and spicy crab meat poke bowl. // Photo by Shelbi R. Ankiewicz
and their staff is well educated on the culture of the food,” said Tristen Peebles, a local resident. The restaurant is a chain, with the only other location in Philadelphia, Pa.. Luckily, this location is very convenient when looking for something close to campus. Spice C is
Spicy szechuan beef brisket ramen. // Photo by Shelbi R. Ankiewicz
open Monday through Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Friday thru Sunday, 10:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. They’re located at 2246 E Highway 501 unit A&B in Conway. If you’re searching for cuisine that’s new and unique, head over to Spice C to discover a new favorite.
Blumhouse’s “The Hunt”: Is it worth the watch? cont.
Madelyn Sipola // Reporter
with its first death in the first five minutes of the film. As the movie begins, liberal party members, who later hunt members of the conservative party, are on a private plane drinking expensive champagne and snacking on caviar. Suddenly, one of the conservative men that was kidnapped to be hunted, wakes and chaos ensues, with a swift death to the man who didn’t make it to compete in the “death game.”
everyone died instantly. They focused on every one of the characters being hunted as if they would be the protagonist, but then that person would die, and move to another character. After the conservatives were dead, except for one, they movie then faced on Crystal (Betty Gilpin). The entire movie then focused on Crystal’s revenge towards Athena (Hilary Swank), who created the hunt.
Once the conservatives were taken and put into the arena to be hunted, almost
When Crystal finally found Athena, the two had a very cheesy and unrealistic
fight to the death, where Crystal, of course, came out on top, unlike the movie. The only thing from this movie that I can appreciate was the lighthearted humor to take away from the heavy politics. However, I’m not the only person disappointed in this movie. Adam Graham (Detroit News) wrote, “It's a movie that's trying to hold up a mirror to modern America and show us that we all need to come together or we're all going to go off the deep end and do something we really
regret. Right message, wrong movie.” As well as Paul Asay (Plugged In) said, “Whatever point The Hunt may want to make, or whatever value it might hope to have, is pretty much obliterated by its violence.” The movie had a clear message from a political standpoint, but the delivery was childish and all over. So, when I ask, is The Hunt worth the watch? No, it's not. Save your pennies, and don’t waste your time.
Former One Direction members both release albums, one flourishes while the other flounders Elexis Thompson // Reporter
Harry Styles and Liam Payne released albums in December 2019. While one found continuous success, the other flopped. Now that the hype surrounding the two has settled, it’s time to discuss what transpired. Both Styles and Payne are former members of the English-Irish boyband known as One Direction, along with Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson, and Niall Horan. A global sensation, the band sold over 50 million copies of their albums with four albums debuting at number one on the US Billboard 200. The band was a cultural phenomenon and remained so until their break up in 2015. While each member has gone on to pursue solo careers, Harry Styles has achieved the highest rate of commercial success.
After Styles released his eponymous debut album, it was clear to fans and critics that Styles had more than enough talent to succeed without the contribution of his bandmates. The album debuted at No. 1 on the US Billboard 200 in 2017 and went on to earn various awards and critical acclaim. Unlike his pop-counterparts and former bandmates, Styles focused on soft rock, rock, britpop, and pop. Hailed as “the savior of rock” by the National Public Radio, it was clear that Styles was determined to carve a new path in the music industry and represent himself through his music. In December 2019, his second album, Fine Line, debuted at number one on
the US Billboard 200. The combination of pop, rock, psychedelic pop, funk, folk, soul, and indie pop further proved his talents. With various cultural influences and instruments, each song is distinctly unique unto itself. Despite the disconnected genres, Styles combines the styles to create one comprehensive piece.
The album is an introspective take on love and is comprised of 12 songs with a total runtime of 46 minutes. Tracks such as “Golden”, “Watermelon Sugar”, and “Adore You” explore the euphoria of getting to know one’s partner and falling in love. Ballads such as “Cherry”, “Falling”, and “To be so lonely” explore the devastation that comes with the end of a relationship and the accompanying grief. The title track and the last song on the album, “Fine Line,” is a story of acceptance that comes after a break-up. “Fine Line” is a vulnerable album with carefully crafted lyrics and melodies that are authentically Harry Styles. Liam Payne, on the other hand, did not fare so well. With both artists releasing their albums a week apart, comparisons were unavoidable. Payne’s debut album, LP1, debuted at No. 111 on the US Billboard 200 chart. Compared to former bandmates Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, and Niall Horan, who debuted at number one on the US Billboard charts, it was a lukewarm reception. Comprised of 17 songs, the album is 54 minutes of lyrics
Styles does an amazing job telling a story through this album, Fine Line. // Photo by?
Payne’s new album was not enjoyable to listen to.. // Photo by
about money and sex, and melodies that felt overly familiar. I couldn’t escape the feeling that I heard each song before.
haunt the entire album. This is even clearer in Payne’s song “Rude Hours,” in which lyrics such as “I won’t run the lights unless you’re close behind” and “really want to get there, let’s be safe tonight, cause we both been drinking” fill the chorus. In the song, Payne unintentionally glamorizes drunk driving in order to fulfil a onenight stand. While there are more cases of tactlessly thrown together songs in the album, these two are among the worst.
For example, Payne’s song “Hips Don’t Lie,” resembles an early 2000s Chris Brown song. The sound is so outdated that Chris Brown has since outgrown it, leaving Payne fans wondering why he isn’t also mirroring the progression. There is an attempt to disguise the lyrics with technopop beats, but the effect drowns out the other features of his music. On top of his outdated sound, he has lyrics that are questionable at best. In his song “Both Ways,” Payne makes statements such as “my girl, she likes it both ways, she likes the way it all taste” and “she do things you won’t believe.” The song received major backlash from fans because it seemingly fetishizes bisexual women and uses harmful stereotypes that bisexual women have been fighting against for years. While it’s doubtful that this was Payne’s intention, the lyrics were so carelessly thrown together that intentions no longer mattered. The careless lyrics are something that
At best, Payne’s album is simply too late for its time. It would have fared better if it were released in 2015 or 2016, though some lyrics still would have been equally controversial. At worst, the album feels as if he is trying to create an oversexualized persona of himself, which comes off as disingenuous and half-hearted. From this, the reason for their varying levels of success is obvious: where it appears Payne is disingenuous, Styles is authentically himself. From the lyrics to the instruments, Styles has been authentically himself, and it showed in both albums. In doing so, Styles proved that he could be successful without the backing of his bandmates, while Payne proved that he couldn’t.
My experience at the anti-war protest in Times Square
Tyler Berkheimer // Reporter
It was a freezing, bitter morning and despite wearing a thermal tee, a jean jacket, a wool-lined bomber jacket, and the thickest pair of socks I owned, the wind still felt as if it was blowing right through me. The wind chill was unbearable. Despite the near-freezing temperatures, there were thousands of people gathered in Times Square, New York City with signs and flags, and anti-war chants were loud and frequent. Signs with the sayings, “No More War for Oil” and “No War with Iran”. Chants resounded with “Hey Hey, Ho Ho, These endless wars have got to go.” It was evident immediately upon my arrival in the square that people were
fearful of an impending war- especially the younger members of the crowd who would be eligible for the rumored draft. “People are beginning to realize that the U.S. no longer has any good reason to be in the Middle East, and they want our troops to return home”, said Sarah Kelley of Rhode Island. Kelley said the U.S. had been at war since she was a senior in college and she is in disbelief that the war is still ongoing. The anti-war protests that took place in nearly 70 U.S. cities on Jan. 4, 2020 were in response to the killing of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani. The decision to assassinate Soleimani was approved by President
Trump and carried out via drone strike on Jan. 3, 2020. The immediate response of the anti-war protests across the U.S. shows that war is still highly controversial. U.S. involvement in the Middle East is nearing 20 years, making it the longest war in U.S. history, and this killing only further complicated our involvement in the region. According to CNN, an additional 3,000 troops were sent overseas which is part of the reason the killing was condemned by so many across the country. Luckily, now a month later, the situation has not escalated beyond Iran attacking a U.S. base with missiles, which was reported to not cause any casualties. These
protests should show those in our government who wish to wage more senseless war that they have little support for the continuation.
Protestors gather in Time Square to protest the killing of Iranian General. // Photo courtesy of Gregg Vigliotti from New York Daily News.
Should the Chants Up sign change?
Destiny Premo // Reporter The “okay” hand signal has recently become popularized as a white power symbol. Due to its similarity, with CCU’s “Chants Up” sign, the school spirit signifier is coming into question.
According to CNN, this sign is used to represent white power as the shape resembles a “W” and a “P.” “I think it is kind of a weird gray area, because as a person who is at Coastal, I understand the difference between the two signs but [may not be the case] for somebody who is visiting from another school who doesn’t know,” Coastal Carolina University student Erin Malone, a hospitality and marketing major said.
Nicky Papa, an information-systems major, disagrees.
“I don’t think we should change it. [The Chants Up sign] was a thing first — it’s traditional for the school. [This is] pretty controversial, there’s that argument of what’s offensive and what’s not,” Papa said. Matt Hogue, Coastal Carolina’s Athletic Director commented on the issue. “The ‘Chants Up’ symbol was initially created by CCU students to exhibit school spirit on our student-athlete teams. Seven years ago, students chose to expand the use of the symbol outside of athletics. The sign is distinctive, serving as a visual
representation of the Chanticleer, formed with the pointer finger and thumb pinched tightly together to represent the Chanticleer beak, and the other three fingers spanned out, representing the feather comb on the Chanticleer’s head,” Hogue said.
“Coastal Carolina University is committed to respecting all members of our campus community and upholding a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. The campus routinely engages in dialogues to educate and ensure this commitment is realized. There is no place in our society, including our campus, for any form of discrimination or hatred.”
The Coastal Carolina website expresses this information as well. “‘Chants Up’ has become a beloved CCU tradition and is often displayed at Chanticleer sports events, at the end of the alma mater during commencement ceremonies, and as a representation of Teal Nation and Chanticleer enthusiasm.” Although the “okay” hand sign has recently been assigned a meaning of discrimination, the Chants up sign was created for the opposite purpose. The Chants up symbolizes the unity of Coastal Carolina students to celebrate student’s unique differences together on one campus.
Kevin Parker releases new album after five years: it was worth the wait Tyler Berkheimer // Reporter
Kevin Parker, the genius behind Tame Impala, released his fourth studio album The Slow Rush on Feb. 14, 2020. The album comes five years after the critically acclaimed Currents album was released. The Slow Rush is a brilliant album, from start to finish, and Parker leaves nothing off the table for his fourth album. Parker is one of the most unique sounds in music at the moment — his retro-futuristic style is impossible to mistake. His use of soundboards, looping pedals, and traditional instruments gives the Tame Impala music catalog its distinctive sound. The album took longer to come out than some fans may have liked, but in
a review of The Slow Rush by Jillian Mapes of Pitchfork, the album was finished in April 2019, but Parker didn’t feel the album was ready. He spent the year playing live sets and tinkering with the album. Mapes noted that Parker was playing a set in November 2019 when he couldn’t stop thinking of different changes to make to the album. Mapes believes that the wait led to a better album overall, saying that Parker ensures that every second of the album is done exactly the way he envisioned. In an interview with Australian radio station ‘triple j’, Parker discussed the theme of the album: time. He spoke
about his fascination with the way people relate to time which he said can create many different emotions. Parker added that his personal relationship with time was a deep source of inspiration when creating The Slow Rush. I thoroughly enjoyed the entire album. It has a great blend of melancholy and slow songs like “Posthumous Forgiveness,” “On Track,” and the more disco-esque “One More Year” and “Borderline.” My favorite track on the album is “Lost in Yesterday” which focuses the theme of nostalgia and remembering the past as being better than it was. The Slow Rush is a stellar album and a
brilliant follow up to the previous album Currents. It was well worth the five year wait.
Parker’s The Slow Rush was released on Feb. 14 after a five year break and it was worth the wait.
My experiences so far as an English major
Alyssa L. Brennan // Editor-in-Chief When I first enrolled at Coastal Carolina University in 2017, I had chosen early childhood education as my major. I wasn’t exactly sure about what I wanted to do yet but decided to give that a try.
Last semester, the beginning of my junior year, I entered the Professional Program and began an internship at an early learning center. I quickly realized that it was not a good fit and had a big decision to make. I could either finish it out, hope that I found a way to enjoy what I was doing since I was so close to getting a degree that would secure me a good job. Or, I could pursue my passion, push back my graduation date, and not know what to expect.
I didn’t want any regrets and knew I couldn’t stay in something just because I was afraid of a change.
in a creative writing class I really enjoy and have also found that I love Latin American and British literature.
My first semester as an English major has been an amazing experience and it has made me glad I decided to switch my major.
It was definitely worth switching even though I will most likely be pushing back my graduation date. If you are on the fence about changing yours for any reason, I would suggest doing it. I knew that English would be a much better fit for me, and I’m much more interested in the material and enjoy going to my classes.
My catalogue year was updated from 2017 to 2019 when I switched, and I chose English studies as my concentration. The options for a concentration are creative writing, linguistics, rhetoric and composition, literature and culture, and English studies. I chose the broader concentration because I wanted experiences in each part of the field. I have gotten to sharpen my writing skills
The purpose of college is to get experience in things you enjoy and sharpening those skills, so if you are in classes that you don’t enjoy for a major you don’t care about, you are wasting your time and money.
However, I’m thankful for my time as an education major. I got great experiences and learned things that I can still apply in my life. It’s made me more well-rounded. It’s also fun when I see the overlap from education into English and it’s something I remember from an old class. My English classes inspire me and leave me with things to think about every day. Asking big questions, trying to figure out the meaning of life, and searching for “Truth with a capital T” are just a few things done by English majors on a daily basis.
Editor’s Note: Alyssa L. Brennan // Editor-in-Chief
Things have changed so quickly in the past couple of weeks. COVID-19 has made its presence known worldwide and CCU is no exception. All of a sudden, travel bans have been made, stores are out of basic necessities and people are losing their jobs. It’s been scary to see how fast your world can be completely changed. It’s also heartbreaking that we will be unable to return to campus to
finish out the semester. To the seniors that had their lasts and didn’t even know it, my heart goes out to you. Take social distancing seriously and try to stay safe and healthy during this time! The Chanticleer will continue to report and update the website regularly,
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