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Lectureship to bring Baghdad-native By Jordan Doyle Beat Reporter

The 92nd annual Harding Bible Lectureship will take place Sept. 27-30 with the theme of “Secrets of the Kingdom: Unlocking the Treasures of the Parables.” Dan Williams, lectureship director and vice president for church relations, said the lectureship committee chose to focus on parables this year because they were the main teaching method used by Jesus and because the messages found in them would be beneficial for audience members to hear. “The best stories in the Bible, taught by the best preacher and revealing the deepest truths of God’s kingdom ­— that provides a tremendously arl Camden -- Henrycompelling theme,” Williams said. Lectureship will host a variety of speakers throughout the three days. Each keynote speaker at night will focus on a certain parable. Keynote speakers include guests from Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana and Tennessee. Other speakers throughout the day include numerous professors, students and guest preachers. Monte Cox, dean of the college of Bible and ministry, said the variety of speakers is an uncommon opportunity for students. “There are many forms for spiritual growth (on campus),” Cox said. “It’s not a contest. It’s not, ‘Let’s make lectureship the pinnacle of spiritual experience.’ It’s just one more thing, among many things, that are feeding the atmosphere of spiritual growth…But the truth is, we do have a lot of people come to present at lectureship who aren’t staff at Harding. They’re outsiders. We don’t get to hear from people like Wissam al-Aethawi very often.”

Baghdad-native al-Aethawi was a part of the Islamic faith for several years before he converted to Christianity. He originally came to the United States for refuge, but has stayed in the Detroit, Michigan, area to minister to Arabic communities. He will be speaking at lectureship three separate times Monday on understanding Islam. He said he hopes to educate attendees about the Islamic people, how to minister to Muslims and the Islam religion. He said he also hopes listeners come in with open minds. “I hope to set people free from all fear, prejudice and all that hinders sound education, so that they would prepare their minds to learn about Islam from an objective point of view,” al-Aethawi said. “I also expect them to turn what they learn into real work in our endeavor to preach the gospel and defend the faith.” Senior Jane Vanderburgh, a lectureship student speaker, said she enjoys listening to various types of speakers. While she said she does enjoy talks given by preachers or teachers, she said presentations given by students are more relatable. “I want someone who is in the same process as I am in discovering my faith to be up there talking about it,” Vanderburgh said. “It’s really nice to have that perspective of someone who is a student and someone who is in classes just like me. It’s really encouraging to see that other people are going through the same thoughts I’m going through.” Student presentations will be given throughout lectureship. The lectureship schedule can be found on Harding’s website. To provide feedback, contact Dan Williams at dwilliams@harding.edu.


Get Down Downtown draws community closer together By Savanna DiStefano Features Editor

The eighth annual Get Down Downtown music festival will run Sept. 25-26 in downtown Searcy. The event is organized by Main Street Searcy, the city’s revitalization program, and it is free. Executive Director Amy Burton works with a volunteer committee and plans the event year-round. She said the goal of Get Down Downtown is to bring the community into the downtown area. “(The purpose is) to give the community and visitors something to do when in town,” Burton said. “It is also a way to see some of the buildings we’ve used grant money to rehabilitate or maybe see some of the downtown retail businesses.” Burton said 20,000 people are anticipated to attend this year’s event. “The element of community makes it unique,” Main Street Searcy intern

junior Libbie Turner said. “Larger events are harder to pull small businesses into…It’s just promoting and encouraging people to get involved to know about Main Street Searcy.” There will be two stages set for the ongoing performances, one on Spring Street and another at Spring Park in the kid zone. Performers range from local artists like The Salty Dogs and Big Silver on Friday to Matthew Huff and headliner Deana Carter on Saturday. Other festivities will include a bridal fair, car show and hula hoop dancer Katie Sunshine. Inflatables, a Zion Climbing Center rock wall and carnival games will also be available. New additions include mini golf, sand art and additional vendors. “It’s a very fair-like atmosphere,” Turner, a native to Searcy, said. “It’s fun to be around; everyone’s happy.” Senior Michael DeSalvo is an intern alongside Turner and said Get

Down Downtown is an easy way for students to support the community by purchasing food and items from vendors. “We always talk about benefiting the community whether we’re at home or overseas or in Searcy, and it’s just a good way to find out who is outside of Harding, outside this bubble,” DeSalvo said. Burton said the sponsors and volunteers make the event possible and help admission to be free. Festival T-shirts will be sold for $10 and proceeds will benefit Main Street Searcy. Turner said families and college students are more likely to come because there is no charge, bringing more people together. “It’s cool to be involved in the community you’ve been living in for four years,” Turner said. “It’s easy to just get trapped up in the confines of campus, but this is a cool thing that’s an all-ages type of event.”

Governor Hutchinson asks students to keep passion alive By Hannah Moore Beat Reporter

Tuesday, Sept. 22, the American Studies Institute (ASI) welcomed Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson as the first guest of the year for their Distinguished Lecture Series for this year. Hutchinson has served as U.S. Senator, director of the Drug Enforcement Administration and undersecretary for Border and Transportation at the Department of Homeland Security. He began his first term as governor of Arkansas this January. “I’m delighted to be on campus,”

Hutchinson said.“Harding University has a special place in my heart because of the impact that it has had on my family. I’m proud of what you do, not just with your students, but what you do for the state of Arkansas and the impact that you’ll have on our future.” He also talked about how he passed a law that requires all high schools in the state of Arkansas to offer computer programming classes.Hutchinson used his personal experience in various public and private positions to speak about defining the role of the government, America’s sense of fairness, civility

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within politics and the passion of the people. “I had a small-town, blue-collar background, and I did not have the dream to become the governor,” Hutchinson said. “I just wanted to make a difference in life. That one small morsel of wanting to make a difference in life propels you to different avenues and opportunities. While my life was not humanly designed, it unfolded according to God’s plan.” Student member of ASI senior Sean Wilson attended both the ASI dinner and the lecture and said that he

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appreciated learning about Arkansas’ newly elected governor. “I really enjoyed a lot of his stories,” Wilson said. “He has had many experiences throughout his life and career. I’m from Fayetteville, Arkansas, and I enjoyed hearing about how he has brought a lot of economic development to Arkansas, as well as his policy on having computer science classes in every high school.” Associate Executive Director of ASI Kim Kirkman said that Harding is very lucky to attract speakers like the governor. “I wish students would take advantage

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of these speakers,”Kirkman said.“You’ll go out to your career and you won’t have these kinds of opportunities. For free, you can hear this person, possibly ask them a question and shake their hand. My hope is that students will realize what an opportunity they have to be in the audience when these dignitaries speak on our campus.” President Bruce McLarty presented Hutchinson with a Harding Bison figurine as a token of gratitude. “We need passion, and we need to offer that whether we are in business or government service,”Hutchinson said.

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Cancer survivors and caregivers have the opportunity to participate in a special Survivors Lap at Relay for Life each year. Relay for Life will return to campus on Oct. 9. The deadline to sign up with a team and stay out all night is Oct. 5.

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Relay for Life returns to campus “huntin’ for a cure” Friday, Oct. 9. Social Clubs and other organizations will set up booths to sell food or host fun activities. Students may sign out of their dorms for the night to walk laps around the front lawn and make purchases to raise funds for cancer research. Relay for Life faculty advisor Lisa Bryant said last year students raised approximately $11,000, and this year’s goal is $15,000. The theme is “Huntin’ for a Cure,” which Bryant said means students should expect to see a lot of camouflage. Although most clubs have not yet finalized their booth plans, Relay for Life student chair and graduate student Emily Parsons said to be on the lookout for the return of a few favorites. Men’s social club Omega Phi is planning to cook more chicken and waffles, Sub T-16, Ju Go Ju and Ko Jo Kai are talking to Zion Climbing Center about potentially bringing back the rock-climbing wall and the Kibo Group will be selling coffee. So far there are 19 teams registered for the relay. “It is so important for students to get involved

Parsons said. “Even if you do not join a team, you can still help out by coming to the event and purchasing some of the goods and services. Can you imagine how much money we could raise if all 4,492 students spent four dollars? It would be $17,969. We’d be over our projected goal.” In addition to the social clubs’ fund raising efforts, the College of Education has a team raising money for Amy Adair and Todd Patten, two faculty members who are battling cancer. Bryant said Dr. Donny Lee, dean of the College of Education, is allowing faculty in the College of Education to pay $20 to the American Cancer Society for the privilege of wearing jeans to class for the week leading up to the relay, as long as they also wear buttons in support of the cause. Bryant said they have raised several hundreds of dollars so far. The relay will also include the traditional Survivors Lap in honor of students and faculty successfully recovered from cancer and the Luminaria Ceremony in honor of lost loved ones. “Some of the people you see during (the Survivors Lap)

daily,” Parsons said. “Both of these traditions are important because they are the reason we fight.” Senior Loren Cheatham, who is a member of the Relay for Life team development c om m i t t e e, s a i d s h e i s passionate about the act of walking in the relay and all that it symbolizes. “I love the whole walk itself; representatives of each team bringing awareness all night so that the track is never empty,” Cheatham said. Cheatham’s grandmother had cancer multiple times. Her mother was also diagnosed during Cheatham’s freshman year of college, but has been cancer-free for a year now. Cheatham said being involved with Relay for Life altered her perspective on the prevalence of the disease. “You don’t realize how many people you know are close to it,” Cheatham said. “This is the time when you start to hear other people’s stories and realize you can relate to them and help them out. That’s what I love about the whole experience.” Br yant, who lost her mother, mother-in-law and both of her grandmothers to cancer, said she believes student involvement is im-

portant “because all of us have a cancer story.” “There are very few people who can say they haven’t been touched by cancer,” Bryant said. “If people your age don’t continue the fight to find a cure for cancer, by the time I’m dead and gone there won’t be anybody fighting anymore. I would like for you all to grow old in a world that doesn’t have cancer anymore.” Parsons said she volunteers her time to Relay for Life because she believes in the power of each individual in the battle against cancer. “I choose to help out with Relay because I believe that one person can make a difference,” Parsons said. “I believe that every single person was placed on this earth to spread the love of Christ and that together we can one day rid this earth of a terrible disease called cancer. If one person can change the world, imagine what a whole community of Christ-loving people can do.” Students can get involved by joining a Harding team at relayforlife.org. The deadline to register is Oct. 5. Students who wish to stay out all night must also turn in their H numbers to their team captains for dean approval by Oct. 5.

The Rhodes Field House, as it has been known for more than 18 years, was renamed the Rhodes-Reaves Field House as it undergoes construction to nearly double its current size. Along with the name change, more than 11,000 square feet are being added to the basketball/volleyball complex, space dedicated primarily to a new practice court and locker rooms, according to Vice-President of Finance Mel Sansom. The project also includes expanding the front entrance space and providing a hospitality room on the second floor. Construction is scheduled to be completed in August 2016. As we bring young athletes into the department, we need to have the equivalent facilities of other competitive schools.

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Roy Reaves, chairman of the Board of Trustees, is the principal donor for this project. Russellville, Arkansas, native Reaves and his wife Becky donated $1 million towards renovating and expanding the field house, a project that will ultimately cost an estimated $2.5 million. In honor of this contribution, President Bruce McLarty said in an August 2015 press release that the members of the board unanimously voted to add the Reaves’ name to the building. Reaves said that there was a tremendous need for expansion in the Rhodes,

in particular the need for a practice gym and upgraded facilities. “As we bring young athletes into the department, we need to have the equivalent facilities of other competitive schools,” Reaves said. Despite losing approximately 70 parking spaces behind the Rhodes to accommodate for the practice gyms, Sansom said that with the 153 spots added on Market Street, the net increase is still positive in regard to parking. Junior Seth Creamer, student assistant for the men’s basketball team, said he believes the project is well worth the money. Creamer said that there are currently three teams that have to share one court, and they often have to come early in the morning or stay late at night in order to practice. In addition, Creamer said the new building will enhance the classic Rhodes experience. “When high school prospects come in and feel the energy of the Rhodes Rowdies, it makes them want to be a Bison even more,” Creamer said. “Just think how these renovations can take that atmosphere to a whole new level.” Reaves said that he and his wife are humbled to have their name attached to a building that has been such an integral part of the university for so many years. “The transformation that happened to me at Harding started in the Rhodes Field House,” Reaves said. “When my wife and I see an opportunity to support this institution, we want to do what we can to make that happen.”

Same-sex marriage debate continues Kim Davis refuses to grant marriage licenses, causes controversy

By Hannah Moore Beat Reporter

On June 26, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Obergefell v. Hodges that same-sex marriage would be allowed and recognized nationally. Kim Davis, a county clerk from Rowan County, Kentucky, denied several couples a marriage license just days after this ruling, claiming that it was against her personal religious beliefs. She was then ordered to start issuing these licenses in a lawsuit brought against her by the American Civil Liberties Union and was thrown in jail after she still refused. Davis has since been released. Lori Klein, assistant professor of political science, said that the controversy begins in the struggle between state and federal governments. “The 10th Amendment of the United States Constitution gives any power that wasn’t

explicitly given to the federal government to the individual states, and the ability to issue marriage licenses and define marriage is one of these reserved powers,” Klein said. “However, The Supremacy Clause found in the Sixth Article makes federal law supreme. If any state law is found unconstitutional, then it is void.” Kentucky Constitutional Amendment One defines marriage as “the union between one man and one woman,” which is the law Davis was used to operating under. Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy, in his majority opinion on the aforementioned Supreme Court case, cited the 14th Amendment to prove that denying same-sex couples the ability to marry was unconstitutional and infringed upon their “equal protection under the law.” This means that Davis would

be contractually obligated as a government employee to carry out this order. Davis said that forcing her to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples would infringe upon her First Amendment right to freely practice her religion. Sophomore social work major Chloe Goodman said she disagrees with Davis on the account that everyone has the human right to happiness. “That’s the thing about human rights; they’re indivisible and unalienable,” Goodman said. “Just because you’re trying to grant someone religious rights doesn’t mean that in the same stroke you can take away someone else’s human rights.” Kraig Martin, professor of history and doctrine within the Bible Department, said that he drew upon the ideas from the Constitution Day chapel talks about mixing

faith with politics. “We can see both Simon the Zealot and Matthew the tax collector called by Jesus,” Martin said. “We can disagree politically but we are still brothers and sisters.” Klein said there is a need for people to shift the way they think about religious rights. “There are two elements of the freedom of religion we are guaranteed under the First Amendment: the first prohibits the establishment of a favored religion by the federal government and the second protects you in the free exercise of your chosen religion,” Klein said. “In modern society, we’ve come to view the whole ‘religious freedom’ debate through the lens of the first clause and not the second, but I think we need to include both in a balance. It’s difficult to get that balance right, but it’s very important that we do.”


Construction continues at the Rhodes-Reaves Field House. Upon completion, it will be nearly double its current size.

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Seeds of Logos

corbett hall re-entered their comas, but his work led to future treatment, something certainly in line with the Christian medical agenda. guest Sacks continued to work as a clinician writer for the next several decades. His books provide valuable insight into the modern world of neurophysiology, and his career reminds the public of the value of questioning tradition and pursuing alternative n the last Sunday in August, at his answers which better fit the data. There is, however, a dark side to such home in Greenwich Village, the “poet laureate of medicine” entered into a questioning attitude. Although raised his eternal Sabbath. Oliver Sacks was in an Orthodox Jewish family, Sacks a neurosurgeon and a poet, a modern turned away from his faith following his renaissance man who saw connections bar-mitzvah. His final essay, “Sabbath,” overlooked by the rest of the medical provides a glimpse into his last thoughts. community. The author of several books In the article, he comments on his deciand numerous articles, Sacks spurred sion as a young adult never to return to research into neurological disorders and the Holy Land and recalls his childhood inspired a new generation of neurosur- “rupture” of religious indifference. Sacks geons. Yet, for all his contributions to came out as a homosexual to his parents the medical community, what is his real as a teenager, and his mother scolded legacy? How do Christians respond to him harshly. Sacks recalled: “her harsh secular intellectual champions, especially words made me hate religion’s capacity those who pioneer fields of intellectual for bigotry and cruelty.” This chasm of work vitally significant to the Christian dissonance never completely resolved itself for him. And yet, his writings on mission? the “Sabbath… of one’s life” reveal a What do we do with Sacks? After earning an education at Oxford profound understanding that surpasses and completing residency in California, that of many believers. What do we do with Sacks? Sacks moved to the Bronx. He began I unabashedly admit that I find Sacks working with several post-encephalitic patients and tried to treat them using an addicting author. His neurological inL-dopa (an artificial precursor to the sights, his endearing turns of phrase and his neurotransmitter dopamine). Many of his provoking philosophical ponderings make patients, long living in a comatose state, me consider eternal things far more than began to awake. Sadly, the patients soon some devotionals. Something inherently


joshua johnson true speaks to me from his writings, despite an unavoidable spiritual dissonance, and I find an articulate explanation in Justin Martyr’s philosophy of the Logos. The 19th century church historian Philip Schaff summarizes the idea: “The Logos is the pre-existent, absolute, personal Reason, and Christ is... Logos incarnate. Whatever is rational is Christian, and whatever is Christian is rational. The Logos... scattered seeds of truth before his incarnation, not only among the Jews, but also among the Greeks and barbarians...” If true, then seeds of Logos may also be scattered among men of the current age, and perhaps Sacks is part of this harvest. True writing is rational, and consequently Christian, though its author resides in Dante’s Ninth Circle of Hell. It is an enticing dichotomy to separate writings into “right” and “wrong” based on their authors’ professed faith. Yet, the spectrum of truthfulness often requires a greater range of discernment. Many of the moral failures of the modern age were committed in the name of Christianity, and an equal number of intellectual successes were denounced by the church as heresy. When we encounter the thoughts of Dr. Oliver Sacks and other secular intellectuals, perhaps we should be more careful to critique them based on the merit of the argument, not the religious orthodoxy of the author.

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My work experience was better than I had ever imagined. I attended important events, met extremely influential people in the industry and played a pivotal role at the agency. However, as the summer passed, I felt a growing sense of something that I can only describe as “feeling off.” I finished the summer without being able to put a finger on exactly what was causing the feeling, but I did know that I felt an incredible sense of relief to be going home before returning to continue working during New York Fashion Week. I do not remember a time I felt as truly happy as my few weeks at home. I laughed non-stop with my friends, got to drive my own car and felt more comforted than I ever have. Strangely enough, in those few weeks I did not want to be anywhere besides Searcy. The night before I left for fashion week, I spent an hour curled up on my couch, sad to already be leaving again. I arrived for fashion week and, on the surface, the experience was everything I had dreamt of. I danced alongside Jessica Alba one night, brushed shoulders with Heidi Klum the next and met designers, actresses and editors. Underneath, however, I was miserable. I felt like I was in an endless sea of disconnected, surface level relationships. I watched people lie over and over, faking their own success and faking their abilities.

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have dedicated the majority of my life to pursuing ambitious endeavors. Some of these endeavors were short-term, like making my first item of clothing. Others were long-term, like deciding at age 12 to become a college athlete. One goal that I have always been passionate about, and that dates back further than any other is one that I was recently able to achieve: live in New York City and be a part of New York Fashion Week. My fascination with New York City and the fashion industry began when I was very young and grew rapidly with age. I dedicated large amounts of time to researching the city and how I could most-efficiently become a part of it. When applying for internships this year, I applied to everything remotely related to the fashion industry. I scored a spot at a public relations agency, and in May I took off to my low-rent, mice-infested apartment in Harlem. I was ready to take on the city and never look back.

Nurse America


n Sept. 13, the world was introduced to Joe — an Alzheimer’s patient with the good fortune of being treated by one of the prettiest nurses in the profession. Kelley Johnson, better known as Miss Colorado, revealed her flair for the avant-garde last week when she disregarded the traditional dance numbers and piano-playing routines of Miss America contestants to recite an original monologue about her career as a nurse. She disregarded the traditional evening gowns and bathing suits for a pair of purple scrubs and tennis shoes. She didn’t sing. She didn’t show off. Instead, the Centennial State representative decided to seize her once in a lifetime opportunity to tell the world a story. On Monday morning, Sept. 14, co-hosts of “The View” Michelle Collins and Joy Behar, decided to have some fun with Johnson’s performance. As many people know, the fine ladies of ABC’s daytime talk show tend to lean towards the non-filtered spectrum of societal commentary. Whoopi Goldberg and co. are among the harshest of morning television critics. And their stamp of approval is, therefore, much more worth the winning. Collins, after implying that she was initially excited to see an original monologue, claimed that Johnson basically “read her emails out loud.” Behar then asked why a nurse was wearing a “doctor’s stethoscope.” Enter the nurses of America. A countless number of our heroes in scrubs took to the Internet with #NursesUnite to protest the false implications presented on live TV. I saw several nurses post pictures of themselves in their traditional hospital attire, minus their stethoscopes, with captions reading, “No stethoscope, dunno how to use one anyhow.” Even doctors jumped on the bandwagon; one posted a picture of two stethoscopes with the caption, “Can’t figure out the difference between the doctor stethoscope and the nurse stethoscope.” While Collins and Behar both recanted their statements — fortunately before they were trampled to death by protesting medical professionals — their words have succeeded in bringing together leagues of America’s unsung heroes. I am truly glad for this. Because beyond the white rooms and stage make up of “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scrubs” is a profession filled with empathetic, loving, well-trained nurses who know exactly how to use a stethoscope. They take care of our old, our wounded, our sick. They take care of people like Joe. They wear tennis shoes. And they save lives. All it took was a small-town girl from Windsor, Colorado, to draw attention to the overlooked in America’s hospitals. Kelley Johnson is not Miss America. She is just a nurse. But I don’t think she would want it any other way.

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CORBETT HALL is a guest writer for the Bison. He may be contacted at chall9@harding.edu.

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People’s conversations with their “best friends” were nothing more than staring at phones, broken up intermittently by comments of how ugly someone’s dress was the night before. I suddenly realized how much I have taken my home roots for granted, how lucky I am to be grounded in a place where my best friends are easily mistaken for my sisters how being able to spend time with people does not rely on whether my photo might be used in an event recap by Harpers Bazaar. Often, our perceptions of things we have not experienced are glamourized. We look at other people’s lives and experiences and believe that they are somehow better or more fulfilling than our own. It is a subconscious habit; we do not intentionally look to be unsettled with our own life, yet are always attempting to live vicariously through others’. It is an issue that everyone has and one that took me 21 years to discover in myself. As I sit on my couch and write this, I think about the time I have wasted looking jealously at other people’s lives when I have every reason to be undeniably, incredibly happy with my own. SHELBY DANIEL is the pr/ marketing director for the Bison. She may be contacted at sdaniel2@harding.edu.

JOSHUA JOHNSON is the opinions editor for the Bison. He may be contacted at jjohnson4@harding.edu. Twitter: @joshjohnson146

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ife seemed to be winding down for British Admiral Horatio Nelson. In October 1801, the British and French signed the Peace of Amiens, and Nelson returned to England for what seemed like the last time. Nelson was a retired hero. Blind in one eye and missing the majority of his right arm, his scars and tattered limbs told their own stories of heroism. He was honored with four orders of knighthood and two gold medals, which he wore proudly. Before he could get too comfortable, Napoleon Bonaparte struck up a war and Nelson prepared to set out for open waters once again. Nelson was appointed commander-in-chief of the HMS Victory; a first-rate ship that would act as his station while at sea. Bonaparte intended to take his fleet of 33 ships up the English Channel to begin his invasion. Nelson, however, planned a daring maneuver known as “crossing the t.” The admiral took his outnumbered fleet of 27 ships, and cut Bonaparte’s fleet directly in half, (like crossing the letter ‘t’). Before the carnage, Nelson spoke to the Victory’s single lieutenant, John Pasco. “I wish to say to the fleet ‘England expects that every man will do his duty,’” Nelson said. When the signal was raised, the fleet prepared to attack and the Victory’s captain and friend of Nelson’s,Thomas Hardy, rushed to the admiral’s side. As soon as the ships crossed, blistering fire began to shred the Victory and the other British ships. Nelson shouted above the destruction, “this is too warm work to last long.” Even covered by humor, there was a real sense of fear among the British, but it didn’t stop Nelson from continuing to push back the French. Hours later, Hardy realized that Nelson was no longer beside him. He searched until he found the admiral bent down on one knee, then watched as he fell on his side. “Hardy, I do believe they have done it at last… my backbone is shot through,” Nelson said. A marksman who fired what historians call “the most infamous bullet in British history” had shot Nelson. The admiral was taken below deck where he asked for a fan and a lemonade. Nelson was last heard saying, “Thank God I have done my duty.” The out-numbered English fleet destroyed the French and Nelson’s body was taken back to his home. When the King Henry III heard of Nelson’s death, he allegedly said, “We have lost more than we have gained.” It makes me cringe when I hear people mention the times that his or her rights have been “stepped on” or “spat on.” I love the U.S. and all of the freedoms it comes with, but I don’t believe that I “deserve” anything. Admiral Nelson had every “right” and “deserved” a quiet and peaceful retirement. The guy was a walking story. With a missing eye and arm and scars everywhere, there isn’t a person who wouldn’t take a look at him and say he didn’t deserve a house with a view to spend his last days. Instead, when called out of retirement, he strapped on his boots with his good hand, and readied to defend his country. That is something I don’t think I could do. Yet I get to sit in my comfy little apartment with air conditioning, sipping coffee and recalling history at its finest. George Orwell once said that those who abjure violence can do so only because others are committing violence on their behalf. In the same way, the only reason we “deserve” our rights as Americans is because of those who have fought to earn us those rights in the first place. If ever you face an event where you might feel like your “rights”or “freedoms” have been violated, perhaps shifting your focus to the one-eyed man with one arm will help you swallow any potential sourness, and instead be thankful for the beautiful gift of freedom you’ve received.

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ZACH HAILEY is the editor-in-chief for the Bison. He may be contacted at zhailey@harding.edu. Twitter: @zach_hailey

The book was better

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nape raised his wand and pointed it at Dumbledore. ‘Avada Kedavra!’” I remember reading this traumatic bit of literature from “Harry Potter and the HalfBlood Prince” at the young age of 11. The Harry Potter books were my first foray into the young adult category, and I quickly fell in love with the genre. From “Inkheart” to “Eragon,” “The Giver” to “The Hunger Games” and nearly everything in between, this branch of books has created a lasting and inspirational impact on my life. I even read the Twilight Saga before it was popular (they weren’t good books back then either). So it is with all the experience of my self-proposed authority on the subject that I make this claim: young adult novel movie adaptations need to stop. Not forever, that’s too harsh of a sentence, but at least until young adult authors (and Hollywood producers) can generate some fresh takes on the genre. The recent slew of young

adult films set in a dystopian America about a diverse group of teenagers who rise up against the evil government while being thrust into unrealistic life-or-death scenarios has set the bar so low that someone injected with Tracker Jacker venom could stumble over it with ease. The problem here seems to stem from corporate greed (shocker, right?) coupled with a lack of originality. “If we can just rehash everything that made this franchise so popular, then our franchise will be a guaranteed hit,” producers sneer as they count their Benjamins. Studios are so focused on establishing the next sensational teen franchise that they don’t stop to consider the repercussions. The “Battle Royale”rip-off (a.k.a.“The Hunger Games”) franchise has set the bar fairly low with its incomprehensible, “shaky cam” action scenes, heavy reliance on exposition and eye-rolling teen drama. Establishing yourself that poorly as a one-off offender is bad enough, but using what you’ve done as inspiration for future young adult adaptations is downright sinful. Franchises following cliches established by “The Hunger Games” (I’m looking at you, “Divergent” and “The Maze Runner”) are about as original as a forgery, and offer nothing fresh or exciting to the already lackluster genre. Perhaps the worst offense this group of films has spawned (started by its least appealing member, “Twilight”) is splitting the film

based on the final book of a series into two parts as a cash grab. If Peter Jackson could so masterfully capture the characters, themes and action of “The Lord of the Rings: the Return of the King” in one movie, then I guarantee it could have been done with “Mockingjay” (and, ironically, “The Hobbit”). Writers, directors and producers have a sincere challenge to conquer: they need to start caring about the source material as much as the fans. With many of these young adult stories set up as trilogies, quartets or even full-fledged sagas, there will be ample time to set up the series’ narrative if the first film is done right. They don’t need to go full “Mockingjay - Part 1” with all setup and no payoff, but carefully establish the characters, craft the world and explore the themes so that the film can stand on its own while acting as a link in the chain to connect the broader established universe. It’s a challenging and tricky technique to master, but that’s art for you; and until someone accomplishes it, I fear future entries in the genre will continue to be as bland and lifeless as their characters.

GARRETT HOWARD is a guest writer for the Bison. He may be contacted at ghoward2@harding.edu.

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Just the Clax Failure to Lunch

his past summer I drove to North Carolina to visit my old friend Robbie. Her husband Phil passed away last September, and she needed a hand in going through some of his papers. She and Phil were like parents to me when I lived in Durham, and I was happy to help. Always a wonderful hostess, during my visit Robbie made me the most colorful salad I have ever eaten. Green lettuce, cherry tomatoes, peaches, blueberries, white onions and grilled chicken, all drizzled with honey. It was a masterpiece. I thought,“I wish my mother could see this.” She loves it when people feed her children well. In fact, anyone reading this could make her very happy by inviting me to dinner. I’m free pretty much any night through 2019. Seriously, I’m only thinking of my mother’s happiness. Anyway, as I was about to plunge my fork into the technicolor fiesta, it occurred to me that I really could let my mother see it. I went downstairs to get my camera, came back up to snap the photo and then enjoyed my lunch. I had some more travels after my visit with Robbie, so I was two weeks getting back home to Georgia. That’s when I went to the drug store and printed off the pictures I had taken on the road. Mom was glad to see the salad, and I thought, “That was awfully clever of me. Who would ever think to document such a great meal?” Well, I had no idea that photo-bragging about your lunch is actually the latest trend. Of course, when I announce something as “the latest trend,” that generally means it was brand new in 2006. In my defense, I don’t always get good radio reception, so it’s hard to keep up with what’s going on in the world. Anyway, it turns out that over 80,000 people per day share snapshots of their lunch. And they don’t have to bother with the corner

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drugstore. Instead they publish their photos instantly on social media. From Hollywood celebrities and five-star chefs to Judy who works in payroll, everyone seems to want in on this new food-posting fad. Of course, the assumption that other people care what you are having for lunch every day was once the standard reason to mock Facebook or Twitter. A few years ago, I myself could be overheard dismissing social media as a silly ego trip. I thought, “Who wants to read about someone else’s breakfast?” Now looking back, I think of those early days of lunch tweets with nostalgia. At least people were reading back then, even if it was only to learn that Lisa had just eaten all her french fries except for the soggy one at the bottom. But that golden age of lunch literacy is fast disappearing. More and more, the image trumps the word. Few people even have time to eat lunch anymore, much less read about it. According to a recent article in Parade magazine, only one in five employees in America takes a traditional lunch break, and many multitask at their desks while scarfing down Greek yogurt. So even a little leisure reading about, say, Larry’s bowl of warmed-over lentil hash is not an option. These days, the best that lunch tweeters can hope for from their adoring but harried public is a quick glance at a photo. A picture — in this economy, it seems — is now worth 140 characters.

The result was inevitable, I guess. Because all these food flaunters have to work harder to get attention in this blog-eat-blog world, now they’re going to new lengths to stage their lunches. The race is on to see who can have the best, most creative, most appetizing or healthiest noonday fare. And no one dominates this category like the Mommy Bloggers. Proud parents used to just put bumper stickers on the minivan boasting “My child is an honor student.” But Lisa Leake of Matthews, North Carolina, represents a new breed of supermoms, whose kids are pawns in the lunchroom wars. Leake runs a blog called 100daysofrealfood.com, where she posts daily updates of the unprocessed foods her children are having for lunch. One typical photo — dramatically staged with special lighting on a wooden picnic table — made the cover of Parade. It shows a pink lunchbox with the following menu: three apple slices, five blueberries in dipping sauce, ten green peas, a handful of nuts and grains, seven rigatoni noodles, a three-inch-square mini-salad with chopped feta, a cup of unsalted popcorn and two carrot-applesauce muffins. Bless the poor Leake children. It’s going to be a long 100 days, and not a chicken nugget in sight. It’s just a good thing social media wasn’t around when Mom was packing my Pigs in Space lunchbox circa 1980. With the PB&J on wheat, dozen Town House Crackers, six Keebler Fudge Stripe cookies, and plastic thermos of whole milk, we would not have made the cover of Parade. But don’t feel sorry for me. Just check your calendar to see when I can come over to eat. I’ll bring the chopped feta. MICHAEL CLAXTON is a guest writer for the Bison. He may be contacted at mclaxto1@harding.edu.

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David Salley

September 25, 2015

Vol. 91, No. 3

Salley Says

Why hope is cruel “‘Hope’ is the thing with feathers - That perches in the soul - And sings the tune without the words - And never stops - at all...” - Emily Dickinson I’ve asked myself many times why I keep coming back again and again. Why do I continue to draw water from the well that has poisoned me time after time? Sure, there have been years where the payoff was good, where risk ing my mood for an entire weekend on a football game worked out in my favor. But that Gamecock roulette has burned me far more than it has blessed me. I’m sure many of you feel the same way. This was your year, and suddenly in the blink of two weekends, it’s gone. Why, oh why do we all keep coming back for this? S at u r d a y n i g ht a s I watched South Carolina metaphorically light the best years of our program on fire, watch them burn, then stomp them out into a cold, dark nothingness, I couldn’t help but question why all over again. I’m almost certainly taking years off of my life by watching these games. You’d have to ask my friends, but I’m fairly sure my best side isn’t coming out when I’m throwing the remote at the television and screaming things that would make my grandmother’s grandmother rollover in her grave. On top of that, I don’t even go to South Carolina, my parents did. So why do I care so much that I will schedule my weekend around something that is more than likely going to make me want to pitch myself off a bridge? Why do we all keep coming back? It’s hope. Stupid hope – it’s such a tease. I honestly hate hope when it comes to sports. It plays to my optimistic side and tells me things are going to be OK, when all the evidence clearly suggests otherwise. It tells me that our true-freshman quarterback and our 108th ranked defense will somehow get us to a bowl game. It tells me we might not go 4-8. But most dastardly of all, it convinces me that if I keep caring and stay loyal, one day it will all be worth it. Dickinson says that hope “perches in the soul – And sings the tune without the words – And never stops - at all…” How right she is. It never, ever stops. So for all of you like me, whose soul hurts after every loss you take: don’t give up hope. I don’t know when my day or your day will come, but take heart in the fact that there will be a brighter tomorrow. ...I hope. DAVID SALLEY is the sports editor for the 2015 Bison. He may be contacted at dsalley@harding.edu. Twitter: @dsalley24


Junior runningback Eric Kelly stiff arms a defender during the Bisons 70-42 win over Southern Arkansas University last Saturday, Sept. 19 in Magnolia, Arkansas. Kelly carried five times for 74 of the Bisons school-record 566 rushing yards in the victory.

Harding runs over Southern Arkansas

Bisons rush past Muleriders, into the record books in 70-42 victory

By Caleb Rowan Asst. Sports Editor

The Bisons football team has clearly shaken the offensive woes it experienced in week one. Head coach Ronnie Huckeba’s herd improved to 3-0 after rushing for a school record 566 yards and 9 rushing touchdowns in a 7042 shootout win at Southern Arkansas University (SAU) on Saturday. “I think pretty much everything clicked and it starts with the offensive line, ” Huc keba said. “ I thought our offensive line really came off the ball well and got after those guys.” Huc keba said junior quarterback Park Parish,

who ran for 119 yards and 3 touchdowns, read the option well and said he was pleased with the way they were able to distribute the ball. Junior running back Eric Kelly, one of seven players to rush for at least 50 yards, said the offense was able to mesh together. “We fixed the little kinks and it finally started clicking,” Kelly said, who admitted that the offense struggled in its first two games. The Bisons narrowly escaped with a win at Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) in the season opener, rushing for just 279 yards and losing two fumbles. Kelly stressed the significance of the win.

“I think it woke us up a little bit because I think we were pretty high on ourselves at the beginning of the season,” Kelly said. According to Huckeba, the win was a blessing in disguise. “We found out our first game of the year that we’re not invincible, we’re going to have to work hard for everything,” Huckeba said. Things looked easy for both offenses Saturday, as SAU racked up over 500 yards as well. Huckeba said he was thankful the offense executed so well. “Over the past few years, our defense has bailed out our offense several times; it

was nice to be able to return the favor,” Huckeba said. Still, Huckeba said he was not disappointed in the way the defense played and acknowledged the talented offense of SAU. “I think they’re really good on offense; they did a really good job with tempo, ran 91 plays in the game, and that wears on you,” Huckeba said. Huckeba said he would not be surprised if SAU finished near the top of the conference and Kelly also noted SAU’s talent. “It’s hard for a defense to go out there after the offense scores really quickly, especially against such a high-powered offense,” Kelly

said. “I honestly think the defense played well.” The Bisons now prepare for a home contest against University of Arkansas-Monticello (UAM). According to Huckeba, despite their 0-3 record, they should not be underestimated. “There is no team in this league that we can take lightly; we found that out in week one,” Huckeba said. According to Kelly, the Bisons will treat this game like any other. “The key is to stay humble,” Kelly said. The Bisons will play UA M tomorrow night, Saturday, Sept. 26 at 6 p.m. at First Security Stadium.

over the summer. “I trained really well this summer, as most of our guys did,” Goodspeed said. “So it feels great being able to see the results of the work that we’ve put in. The past two races have shown me that I can set higher goals for myself this year.” The Bisons also got a big lift at their No. 2 spot from freshman Camden Barrett, who ran 25 minutes, 14.95 seconds, good for 18th overall. Guymon said that both Goodspeed and Barrett have stepped up nicely thus far. “Lucas (Goodspeed) - I’ve known he was a good runner since he got here; and now with some experience behind him, he feels like he can run with anybody,” Guymon said. “And Camden (Barrett), he’s just a great competitor and he wants to challenge Lucas. Running 25:14 as a freshman is not something you see very often, so we’re very lucky to have him.” The Bisons have jumped in the United States Track and Field and Cross-Country Coaches Association Central Region standings from 10th to sixth. The top five teams in the region meet will advance to NCAA DII

Junior Lucas Goodspeed races at last year’s Great American Conference Meet on Nov. 8, 2014. Goodspeed has been Harding’s top finisher twice in 2015. nationals, something the “The race last weekend to realize how talented we Bisons have not done since proved we can compete with are. We’ve done well these 2010. Goodspeed said that any team in our region,” first two meets, but we think while it will not be easy, the Goodspeed said. “I think a our best races of the season sky is the limit for this team. lot of guys are just starting are still ahead of us.”

Cross-country shines at Southern Stampede By David Salley Sports Editor

The men’s cross-country team is off to a fast start in 2015. After a strong showing at the Memphis Twilight Classic on Sept. 5, which saw them defeat every non-DI team in the race, they followed it last Saturday with a fourth place finish at the Southern Stampede, hosted by Missouri Southern State - a meet that boasted a field of 25 teams. For head coach Steve Guymon, the results were a good sign, but he said he still feels like the best is yet to come. “I was happy we finished fourth,” Guymon said. “We’re ranked 10th in our region and we probably beat four or five of the teams ahead of us, but I don’t feel like we ran our strongest race, and I don’t think the guys think that either.” Harding’s top finisher for the second week in a row was junior Lucas Goodspeed, who placed 13th overall in the 8K race with a time of 25 minutes, 9.39 seconds. Goodspeed said that his fast start to the year has a lot to do with the work he put in


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Sophomore Carter Turbeville follows through on his drive and watches it fly during a Bisons practice at the River Oaks Country Club in Searcy, Arkansas. The Bisons next tournament is on Monday, Oct. 12 at the Central Region Preview, hosted by Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, Missouri.

Men’s golf shows progress at Northeastern State Strong second round carries Bisons to top half of tournament field, team now seeks consistency

By Dane Roper Class Writer The men’s golf team placed sixth out of 16 teams in the 17th Annual Northeastern State University (NSU) Golf Classic on Tuesday, Sept. 22. Sophomore Mason Banger led the team with a career-best second place overall finish in the tournament. The team sought to improve on its eighth place finish at the conference preview, and did exactly that. “This week we stepped up big time,” head coach Dustin Howell said. “It started

from the moment we left the parking lot, saying that this is the tournament we need to start making waves toward the postseason.” While a sixth place finish fairs well, the Bisons had the potential to finish even higher. A tough third day brought the Bisons down, as they searched for consistency in their performance. “We had a great second round and it was the lowest team score of the day, but we sandwiched that very good score with two mediocre scores, which brought us

down the pack a little bit,” sophomore Cameron Murry said. “We still have a lot of freshmen on the team, so we’re kind of finding our feet with that. We need a bit more consistency in the team.” Consistency can be difficult to come by when the team is characterized by inexperience. According to Howell, all 13 of the active golfers on the roster are freshmen and sophomores. “ Ever y body ’s young, so you’ve got the energy, you’ve got the youthfulness

and, unfortunately, you’ve got the inexperience too,” Howell said. “With a young team you will kind of have rollercoaster rounds, and this tournament was classic for that: 307, 290, 302. So, the difficulty is trying to find that consistency.” As they look forward to their next tournament, the team plans to work on its mental toughness. As the freshmen continue to gain experience, the Bisons hope to continue to improve. “It’s all there — ­ we have such good quality and depth

on our team,” Banger said. “I think our problem has more to do with the mental side of the game. If the freshmen can control their emotions and keep calm, which will come with tournament play, things look very promising for Bison golf.” The progress so far has set the golf team’s eyes on postseason play. Howell said he hopes to make the regional tournament, as the NSU Classic proved that the the Bisons can compete with anyone on any given day if they play their best.

“I think we can contend, there’s no doubt about the talent level here, it’s just growing into our own shoes,” Howell said. “What we will need going forward is to work on our mental game to flatten out the rollercoaster of highs and lows and do what we do best.” The Bisons seek to gain experience and sharpen their mental toughness as they look forward to their next tournament, the Central Region Preview at Missouri Western State University on Oct. 12-13.

By Z’Ann Hardin Volunteer Writer T h e A r k a n s a s Te c h University Golden Suns hosted a sweep against the Lady Bisons volleyball team Tuesday night at Tucker Coliseum in Russellville, Arkansas. Though the Lady Bisons kept it close with scores of 23-25, 23-25 and 22-25, Arkansas Tech closed each set on kills. Since Harding’s

debut in the Great American Conference (GAC) in 2011, Arkansas Tech leads the series 8-5. Head coach Meredith Fear has had plenty of experience with the Golden Suns between playing for, and now coaching, the Lady Bisons. “The rivalry between (Arkansas) Tech and Harding (in every sport) is always there, especially in volleyball,” Fear said.

Freshman outside hitter Emily Clayton said that her first meeting with Arkansas Tech was exciting. “(Arkansas) Tech was presented to me as a challenge from the get-go,” Clayton said. “There was a lot of hype and talk about this game that prepared me a little more for what to expect.” However, hype is a word that no longer carries clout

with senior Molly Howard. Howard has faced the Arkansas Tech volleyball team on multiple occasions and said she recognizes its talent and the attention this matchup receives. “They will always give us a great match,” Howard said. “Rivalry is fun, but honestly anyone that we go out there and play is a rival.” Howard said her mindset in this matchup is the same

as the rest: to play together, focus on teamwork and score more points than the other team. The Lady Bisons bring GAC play home for four out of their next five games. Fear said she is excited to have another home game and said they are really pushing to get people excited about volleyball. Fear said she wants people to recognize that volleyball is

a complex game that involves offensive and defensive plays and is more than just bump, set, spike. The Lady Bisons faced University of Arkansas at Monticello on Thursday, Sept. 24, although results were not available at press time. Harding will host Ouachita Baptist University on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 6 p.m. in the Rhodes-Reaves Field House.

Volleyball comes up short against rival Arkansas Tech

Our Athletes’ Views on Pop Culture

Favorite fast food restaurant? Best Christmas present you have ever gotten? Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton? Your house is on fire and you can grab one article of clothing, what is it ?

Mason Banger Golf

Peyton Templeton Josiah Ireland CharlesAnn Freeman Andrew Dather Cheerleader









My PS3.

Anything Power Rangers.

When we got our N64 ten years ago.

My laptop.

Probably an iPhone.



Not Hillary.


Donald Trump.

Southhampton FC shirt.

A flannel.

My “Yoshi’s Island” shirt.

My bridesmaid’s dress for my bestfriend’s wedding!

My Nike shorts.

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Generation HU grows through networking By Zach Hailey Editor-in-Chief

The new program for young alumni Generation HU is growing through networking, serving and giving back to the university according to the Harding website. Sarah Bobo, young alumni associate of Generation HU, said the program aims to bring alumni who have graduated in the past 10 years closer together. “I don’t care who you are, graduating is a struggle in different ways for everybody,” Bobo said. “My job is to get into contact with people who can lead groups in large cities like Little Rock, Nashville, Oklahoma City and Memphis in a service project, or simply

a fun activity.” One of the organization’s largest days of service is Bisons for Christ, where current students of Harding serve in the surrounding community. Generation HU organizes ser vice projects across the nation to help alumni participate in Bisons for Christ as well. According to the Harding website, April is the month of nationwide service for Generation HU. Service projects for last year included volunteer work at the Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Dallas LIFE and the Sharing Shoppe in downtown S earc y. Throughout the month, young alumni signed up for a timeslot to serve in

one of these three locations as well as a few more. “I was in Dallas for an event,” Bobo said. “We played Topgolf and then the next day we had a service day at Dallas LIFE, which is a homeless shelter there.” This year, Generation HU is planning to start a student board to help keep young alumni connected to the Harding family. Along with the student board, 10 young alumni will be chosen to serve as mentors to the student board members. Bobo said that the board will help prepare for events like Homecoming and Spring Sing and to inform graduates of what they should expect when

they visit campus. Other events such as S ay Thanks and 4B |Day Friday, September 25, 2015 24K in a Day are led by Generation HU, and have shown growth in the last few years. According to Bobo, over 100 students volunteered to help with Say Thanks Day and over $54,000 was raised during the 24K in a Day campaign. “We reached over $54,000 and that is amazing,” Bobo said. “That just goes to show how generous and loyal Harding people are.” Bobo also said that staying in touch with current future. Office of students is important to For more Advancement or Generation HU because information about go online to harding.edu/ students are alumni of the Generation HU, visit the advancement/generationhu.

Publishing movie typos

Austin Light: writer, illustrator, designer By Zach Hailey Editor-in-Chief

Austin Light’s illustration for Jurassic Park. His book “Movie Title Typos” was released Sept. 22. COURTESY OF AUSTIN LIGHT

Alumna assists in finding and writing genetic research

Sarah Bay combines biology and English “She had absolute enthusiasm for both subjects,” Williams said. “She enjoyed In a world where English and science both thoroughly, and she decided to have historically been at odds, alumna stick with them even though it was a Sarah Bay found a way to successfully daunting academic task.” Bay said Rampey became her main merge her love for both. Bay graduated in December 2009 mentor and pushed her to gain research with a double major in English and bio- experience through a summer internship chemistry and molecular biology and a at Rice University. While at Rice, Bay minor in Spanish. She is currently in her was able to work with many scientists, sixth year of graduate school in Emory and eventually collaborated with them University’s Genetics and Molecular to publish a paper discussing metal Biology Graduate program . She also transporter genes. It was that experiserves as a science writing intern for the ence, according to Bay, that gave her Genetics Society of America where she the knowledge to be able to pursue writes for the blog genestogenomes.org. graduate school. Bay said that through the science Bay said she began her college career as an English major who dreamt of writing internship she learned that eventually attending medical school. As her love of English and science can go a junior she took an advanced genetics hand-in-hand. “Writing is not a skill that has always lab that solidified her passion for science, but also made the decision about her been highly prized in the sciences,” future more complicated. Dr. Rebekah Bay said. “One of the biggest struggles Rampey, associate professor of biology, that scientists have when it comes to taught the genetics class, and said she communicating with the public is that witnessed Bay wrestle between the two when we talk to each other, we write in this crazy, convoluted, complex jargon. subjects. “She told me that taking genetics That’s fine for talking to each other, but really sealed her love of science and it’s difficult to talk to the public and her curiosity for figuring things out,” actually make them understand what Rampey said. “When she was in that it is we are trying to get across.” In September 2013, Bay returned to class I saw and heard the struggle she had between English and science as a campus to speak at a biology seminar double major, and it was something I about the research projects she has been a part of in graduate school and had never encountered before.” Dr. John Williams, former chair of the knowledge she has gained from her the English department, said he had internship. Bay said she hopes to connever seen anything like it, but that tinue to learn how to help the scientific Bay handled the challenge of double community better communicate science to a non-scientific audience. majoring well. By Rachel Brackins Head Copy Editor

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Austin Light, 2006 alumnus, published his book “Movie Title Typos” Sept. 22. Light has spent most of his career writing professionally, but has always enjoyed improving his illustration technique. “I’ve always written professionally, art has just been a hobby,” Light said. “I’ve always liked to find art challenges to help improve that area.” In 2014, Light participated in an event called Inktober where artists draw and submit their art with #inktober throughout the month of October. Light wanted to participate, but struggled with having to think of an idea every day for the entire month. One of Light’s coworkers showed him a post on reddit that was a compiled list of movie title typos, where one letter had been removed from classic movie titles. Light was inspired by the list and decided to illustrate them. Light’s coworker encouraged him to compile a gallery and share it on reddit at the end of the month. Light said he was surpised at the response from the online community. “I felt (overwhelmed) almost immediately,” Light said. “I posted at 9 a.m. and about an hour and a half later, it was on the bottom of the front page, and it just kept climbing up and up.”

Light said that comments flew in every minute asking for posters and T-shirts of the illustrations he had created. He spent the majority of that day responding to messages and comments. Not long afterwards, Light looked into Chronicle Books, a company that publishes books in the same genre as Light’s gallery. On the company’s website, Light found an open-submission page, where writers can send in any work to be considered. “I sent them a one-sentence email with a link to my reddit post saying ‘If you’re interested in this, here it is,” Light said. An hour and a half later, the company responded and said if he could draw more detailed renditions of his original work, they would take it to their pitch meeting. Light frantically spent late nights illustrating in more detail and within a week, had a book deal with the company. Light said he hopes that this book will be the first of many. He hopes to visit Harding’s campus in the spring to meet with English and Art majors who have the same love for writing and drawing that he does. “Movie Title Typos” is available at Barnes & Nobel, Books-A-Million, Target, Amazon.com and other online retailers.

Capturing the moment with Jeff Montgomery

By Phoebe Cunningham Asst. copy editor

You may have seen h im tr a ve l in g acros s campus with a camera bag on his shoulder and a determined look on his face. You have probably seen his craftsmanship on Harding’s Instagram account or plastered on banners throughout campus. As the director of photography for the office of public relations, alumnus Jeff Montgomery is responsible for capturing the visual history of Harding University. Montgomery began photography as a hobby in junior high school, but the interest turned into nearly a quarter-of-acentury-long career. “I got a camera for my birthday when I was in the sixth grade, when I was 11 or 12,” Montgomery said. “I didn’t know I needed a camera; I just thought it was fun.” Originally interested in ministry, Montgomery initially registered as a Bible major when he entered Harding. After falling in love with his first psychology class and realizing learning Greek was not for him, Montgomery changed his major

to psychology. Although he did not major in communications, he still enjoyed photography, and found himself working for the office of public relations and the Petit Jean yearbook as a student photographer from 1988-1991. “I couldn’t believe they would actually give me film and pay me money to take pictures,” Montgomery said. After graduating in July 1991, Montgomery made the choice to accept the position as public relations photographer instead of pursuing a career in psychology at a graduate school in Tennessee. “I had to decide if I wanted to be a photographer or a psychologist, and at that point I decided I wanted to be a photographer,” Montgomery said. Montgomery, who will receive a 25-year service pin in a few years, said he does not regret the choice he made, and that he actually uses his psychology degree every day. “Psychology is a wonderful degree for photographers,” Montgomery said. “It helps you to read people and situations, to communicate and pay attention to nonverbal

cues.” According to Montgomery, he loves being a “jack of all trades” when it comes to photography. He said that he loves working as a campus photographer because it gives him a large variety of work. Montgomery captures everything happening on campus from home sporting events to performances and everything in between. His photos are used for various campus publications, admissions materials and sports information. “It’s the general nature of the work that I love,” Montgomery said. “I get to do lots of cool things.” With the campus as his office, Montgomery encounters opportunities to capture a part of the campus story each day. His role in telling Harding’s history is a task Montgomery does not take lightly. “I tell my students sometimes, when you go out on a job you’re the eyes of everybody that’s not there,” Montgomery said. “Anything anybody ever knows about what happens here, if they weren’t here, is what I show them. It’s a serious business, and I don’t take it lightheartedly.”

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HWY 55 brings customers

a concrete experience

pher senior Emily Eason, who visited HWY 55 with me, had the John Boy If you have not heard the chitchat and Billy BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger around campus or seen it while driv- with fries and a chocolate shake. In an ing through town, Searcy is home to effort to give a well-rounded review, or a new restaurant. HWY 55 opened perhaps just because we werehungry, on Monday, Sept. 14, and is located we also split a chicken tender basket. While we were both pleased with directly behind Burger King off of our burger choices, it was a consensus Beebe-Capps Expressway. Black and white-checkered tile that burgers did not meet our expecfloors, coupled with a pink and blue tations size-wise. For a restaurant that color scheme, truly transport you back specializes in burgers, we expected a to a classic 1950s diner. Customers larger burger. We quickly realized that order from their table where a waiter if you are looking for decent sized or waitress takes their order. The dining burger, you might consider upgrading area, where booths and tables sport to the Andy’s size. Expectant of french fries that might classic chrome accents, opens to the kitchen area so that diners sitting at become a new favorite food of ours in the bar area can watch as their meal Searcy, we were again surprised with good, but average fries, especially is prepared. The restaurant has more than 100 from a restaurant that specializes in locations across the United States and burgers, shakes and fries. I might also is known for it’s burgers, shakes and add for the dipping sauce connoisseur, fries. HWY 55 offers a wide variety that the honey mustard we ordered of burger options. A customer would with our chicken tenders, which were be hard pressed to find a burger that crispy, juicy and golden brown, was does not satisfy taste buds. Shrimp Po’ not made in-house. The sauce came Boys, salads and cheesesteaks are a few in a pre-packaged, plastic cup that, of the other items offered on the menu. while adequate for our chicken, was The burgers can be ordered in two a disappointment to a so-called sauce different sizes — regular or Andy’s. aficionado like myself. As for the price, one can expect to The Andy’s size burger is promoted EMILY EASON|The Bison spend $6 to $9 depending on what HWY 55 serves concretes, frozen custard and classic burgers and fries. The restaurant is as “twice the size.” You also have the you order, plus an extra $2 to $4 if you option of a double or triple patty. open from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday through Thursday and 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday. One of the staples of HWY 55 decide on a frozen treat. If you order is the frozen custard. Described on a signature Lemonade or Orangeade, the menu as “made fresh daily (and) be prepared to pay for each refill. For smoother and creamier than ordinary $7.69, the Original Special, which is ice cream,” it’s offered in vanilla or the advertised as the “award-winning daily flavor of the day. If you want a classic special,” can get you a cheeseburger ice cream experience, you can get the with fries and a soda. Overall, I would give HWY 55 custard by the scoop in a cup or waffle who we are and what we Moeckel also spoke highly cone. If you are craving a more unique 3.5 out of 5 Snickers concretes and By Sara Denney Student Writer are about.” of the food she enjoyed experience, you might order a concrete, recommend the 50s themed diner to Forty-seven food trucks This year’s festival will when she went to last sundae, shake or float customizable anyone looking for a good meal and will gather in Little Rock be larger than last year’s year’s festival. fun experience. with 17 different toppings. on Main Street on Oct. festival by 20 food trucks, HWY 55 is open from 10:30 a.m. “I’m a big food critic. I After reviewing the menu and taking 3 for the fourth annual Gabe Holmstrom, the love food. I love cooking. in the surroundings, I decided on the to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday Main Street Food Truck executive director of the And I was very impressed Pimento Cheeseburger with fries and a and 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Friday Festival. This year, a local Downtown Little Rock with it,” Moeckel said. Snickers concrete. Assistant photogra- and Saturday. favorite, Slader’s Alaskan Partnership, said. Moeckel said she Despite last year’s at- enjoyed her bratwurst Dumplings Co. (SADCo.) tendance of 13,000 people, from “Southern Salt Food will be joining them. “We definitely bring Holmstrom said they aim Company” that was full of something different to the to offer more options for Asian flavors like soy sauce game, and I’m excited to this year’s crowd. instead of the traditional “This year we have more show that to people,” said food trucks and hopefully German flavors. * Featuring * Payton Weeks, general Another thing that more people to check out manager at SADCo., who * slader’s alaskan the different food the trucks Moeckel said she loved dumplings co. will be in charge of the have,” Holmstrom said. about the festival was truck during the festival. The atmosphere is also how everyone around her * fathead bbq, etc. According to Weeks, a major part of the festival, appreciated the food just * yvette’s Slader’s will be prepared Holmstrom said. as much as she did. sandwiches to serve 600 meals. “It was creative food. There will be craf t This is a big deal for vendors and buskers, Not average,” Moeckel * jackie’s mobile cafe the company because the musicians and artists on said. food truck is new, Weeks the street corners, in adMain Street Food Truck * excaliburger said. This will be the food dition to the food trucks, Festival, named one of the truck’s first appearance at Holmstrom said. top 10 food festivals in the an event this large. “It was just a happy, country by vacationidea. * Little rock, AR * OCtober 3 * Weeks said he is ex- pleasant environment,” said com in May 2015, is open cited about the number junior Audrey Moeckel from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Graphic by Sawyer Hite Main Street Food Truck Festival will be in Little Rock Oct. 3. Over 40 food trucks of people who “will see about last year’s festival. Entrance is free. will be present at the event along with several musicians and artists. By Kaleb Turner Editorial Asst.

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Don’t Bother with caramel apples, PSL or Trick-or-treating

A series to help keep you safe from unnecessary television, holiday failures and other time-wasters

By Rachel Brackins and Phoebe Cunningham Head and Asst. Copy Editors

The Pinterest fail of the year Pinterest is the land of good intentions and creative inspiration; however, it is also the land of failure and disappointment. Avoid crushing your artistic dreams and skip out on the festive Pinterest board you’ve been pinning to for weeks. We all know you can’t paint, cook, sew or glue like the mommy bloggers and homemakers the site is littered with. Save yourself some face and don’t attempt that six-layered swirled tie-dyed ghost-shaped cake or that intricate witch on a broom with a castle in the

background scene on your thumb nail. Let’s not even get into the wreath made of refurbished materials that miraculously resembles a pumpkin patch. Take some advice from “High School Musical” and stick to the status quo: keep buying the basic pre-packaged cookies and only carve that simple smile on your pumpkin. Everything PSL The next horror movie trilogy to hit the big screens this year: “Invasion of the Pumpkin Spice Latte: Basic Girl’s Revenge.”Hide yo kids, hide yo wife,‘cuz PSL has made its way back to Starbucks and literally everything else in the world.There is no doubt that a well-made latte is sufficient

to ring in the best time of the year, but this is getting a bit ridiculous. Every corner of the grocery store contains some item that has a limited edition pumpkin spice label. Let’s be real people, no one needs PSL-flavored gum or dog shampoo or pasta sauce or hummus (all items actually exist). Please contain your basic-girl excitement for fall to your coffee order. Caramel Apples Caramel apples look pretty and smell nice, but they aren’t worth your time. Let’s get real, folks. How many times have you ever actually eaten an entire caramel apple? Sure, the first bite tastes like fall on a stick, but with each passing minute the caramel

gets stickier and the apple you should buy that sweet gets soggier. You’ll spend the Power Rangers costume rest of the day picking gooey and go out on the town for sugar out from between your Halloween.Trick-or-treating teeth and trying to convince your suitemates to eat the rest of the apples. Save yourself a toothache and just eat an apple while sitting next to a caramel-scented air freshener. Trick-or-Treating It’s no secret that Harding students aren’t afraid to grab a couple of friends, craft ridiculous costumes and parade around in public. Mixers, Spring Sing and functions thrive because young adults on this campus are willing to throw pride out the window. Just because it’s acceptable inside the Harding bubble does not mean Graphic by Tori Strother

is for children who dream of free candy and mystery, not adults who don’t have anything better to do.

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The Bison, Vol. 91, No. 3  

The student-run newspaper of Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas.

The Bison, Vol. 91, No. 3  

The student-run newspaper of Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas.

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