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The Peace Times
Volume 15, Issue 4
The Student Newspaper of Peace College, Raleigh, N.C.
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Twelve faculty members retire from Peace College By Peace Times Staff
Peace College President Debra Townsley announced via e-mail Wednesday afternoon that twelve faculty members have decided to retire: Dr. Valerie Hall (History), Prof. John Crossno (History), Dr. Mercedes Guijarro-Crouch (Spanish), Prof. Kathy Corley (Human Resources), Dr. Kamlesh Mehta (Business), Dr.Tom Oppewal (Education), Dr. Ann Bingham (Mathmatics), Dr. Ken Chinoy (Business), Dr. Molly Creel (Political Science), Prof. Denielle Emans (Graphic Design), Dr.Tyi-Sanna Jones (Teacher Education), and Prof.Teresa Vargas (Spanish). Earlier in the semester, all faculty
were offered financial incentives to retire in an effort to streamline the College’s budget. Faculty members had until November 30 to make their decisions. Hall, Crosno, Guijarro-Crouch, Corley, Mehta and Oppewal are being honored with the title of “Senior Scholar.” The College has given the title “Research Associate” to Bingham, Chinoy, Creel, Emans, Jones and Vargas. Many of the Senior Scholars have been at Peace for decades. History professor Valerie Hall has been named Professor Emeritus in addition to Senior Scholar. Townsley said Hall’s “academic contributions and dedication have been remarkable.”
“I feel very privileged to have taught at Peace College for the last 21 years and to have been an integral part in the changes in the institution,” said Hall. John Crossno, Associate Professor of History, is the longest-serving member of the College’s faculty, having taught for 41 years. “Professor Crossno is a beloved teacher and certainly the model of someone who has brought history alive for his students over the course of a remarkable teaching career,” said Provost Debbie Cottrell. Mercedes Guijarro-Crouch, Associate Professor of Spanish, will be changing careers. “I will always miss teaching,
but I think being a freelance translator is the best fit for me at this time of my life,” she said. “I wish the entire Peace College family my best.” Shortly after the announcement, Facebook was abuzz with students and alumnae reacting to the news. “Peace is losing some awesome people,” wrote 2009 Peace graduate Andrea Dethmers “Crossno, Peace College will not be the same without you,” wrote Class of 1998 alumna Katherine Costa Goldfaden. “Thank you for igniting my love of history.” See “Faculty” pg. 2
Hitting the road over break? Make sure to use caution By Olivia Hall Times Staff Writer
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As the holidays and winter break approaches, many students have thoughts of family gatherings, holiday parties, and the ending of fall semester. However, for most students, the holiday season may involve driving long distances. During the holiday season, driving is even more dangerous than usual. “To get from North Carolina to my home in Detroit, it would be about 12
hours of driving, “says Njima Murphy, a Peace sophomore. “During the holiday season, my family and I usually drive in order to see family, as well. So we spend a lot of time on the road.” Statistics given by the Center for Disease Control say young adults are historically prone to be involved in accidents because of lack of experience in driving. However, during the holidays, students are warned to be even more aware and alert on the highway, as this is See “Driving” pg. 2
Saving money is on many students’ holiday gift lists By Lindsey Johnson Times Staff Writer
For college students, saving money during the holidays can be a tricky task. Although shopping during the season’s sales can be helpful, we wanted to know other things people were doing to avoid overspending but still checking off every name on their list. Gina Lyons, Peace College Senior, said, “I try to shop when there are clearances, and before the holidays instead of during them.”
Lyons told us that she buys gifts for about 12 people each year. She added that she cuts her spending in other ways, too. “I spend more on my family and less on my friends,” Lyons said. Even though there are small, inexpensive items that can be purchased, many people are turning to homemade gifts in order to conserve money. Kimber Graham, Peace College Junior, makes gifts for her friends, and usually ends up making about 10 gifts.
“I’ve made wine glasses, jewelry trays and painted picture frames before,” Graham says. While some people are skeptical about the fact that making gifts can save money, Taylor Matthis, a sophomore at Peace College, fully believes in this budget saving trick. “I went to Michael’s for supplies, and, in the dollar section, they have picture frames and other crafts to build on,” Matthis says. If DYI isn’t really your language,
another option is to check out some online options. Sites like Groupon.com and Livingsocial.com typically list one deal a day, where you can score deep discounts on everything from gift certificates for clothing to gift certificates for restaurants. Whether you decide to control your spending by skimming the sale racks, the Internet, or going the homemade route, there are plenty of ways to avoid breaking the bank during the upcoming holiday season.
INSIDE: How to cope with end-of-semester stress page 5
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Dear Editor, What is domestic violence or intimate partner violence? According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, IPV is “the actual or threatened physical or sexual violence, or psychological and emotional abuse, directed towards a partner.” Some might wonder why this is of importance to college age students. The answer is simply domestic violence generally starts in college and can transfer into marriage. The U.S. Department of Justice approximates that 32 percent of college students are the victims of domestic violence. Students need to aware of the signs of domestic violence and the various types of domestic violence. Domestic violence can be stalking or cyber-stalking, physical, sexual, nonverbal and verbal abuse which includes psychological, mental, emotional abuse. There are hundreds of case studies every year that depict the effects of domestic violence on individuals beginning in adolescence and moving into adulthood. Various studies dating from 1986 to 1999 state low grade-point average, disciplinary problems, psychological distress, and rapid repeat pregnancies as results of domestic violence. I think Peace College needs to offer more information on campus about domestic violence and offer students a way to deal with it or a place to find help, such as InterAct a private, nonprofit organization in Raleigh that helps individuals of domestic violence. Sincerely, Felicia Hilton Peace College Student
Continued from page 1 the time of year when most car accidents occur. On the holiday weekend, there is more celebration involving alcohol than any other normal weekend during the year, which is the cause for the many road fatalities in December. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association, or NHTSA, nearly half of all car accidents that occur during the holiday season involve one or more drivers who were under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Fatalities in crashes that involve impaired drivers increase significantly during the Christmas and New Year’s Day holiday periods. Since 1981, December has been National Drunk & Drug Driving Prevention Month, or 3D Month, and many colleges are holding events and hosting speakers to inform students of the cautions. “When I was in high school, prom season was the time when it was most dangerous for us to get in car accidents,” says Samantha Pendergraft, a Peace junior. “My high school would host an event where they showed us a car that was totaled, which would symbolize a
car that was hit from a drunk driver. It really made you think. I think drunk driving is morally wrong and unacceptable.” Other organizations, such as Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), show public service announcements depicting the consequences of what could happen if young adults should choose to drink and drive. For others, it hits home more personally. “I’ve had friends die from drinking and driving, and all I have to say is, if you kill someone, would you be happy?” says Rachel Posposel, a sophomore from Wake Tech. “It’s a selfish act and everybody should take precautions of it, especially if they are traveling to families during this holiday season.” Should you be of legal age and consume alcohol, be sure to have a friend who will not be drinking go with you. If you see someone who is intoxicated, make sure they have a safe way to get home. This year, NHTSA estimates that about 430 fatalities could occur during the holiday weekend. Don’t let one of them be you. If you catch a buzz this holiday season, catch a ride.
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“They have all had an impact on the women at this college and I wish them all the very best in their future endeavors,” wrote Class of 2008 alumna Hayden Miller. There is no word yet on when the named faculty will retire. As part of the buyout plan, they had the choice to retire at either the end of this semester or at the end of the Spring semester.
Townsley offered the twelve faculty members thanks on their “outstanding teaching, scholarship, and service.” More changes appear to be on the horizon at Peace. “As you know, the Trustees, Provost Debbie Cottrell, and I are reviewing all of the programs that Peace offers,” said Townsley. “In the near future, we will be announcing vital and innovative new programs, new majors, and new on-campus resources to respond to the demands of current and incoming students.”
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My dog ate my final project: What’s your excuse? In my P u b l i c Speaking class I do an exercise called “Pop Speeches” where I give students a topic and they have Dr. Lynn Owens five minutes Special Contributor to write a speech. A few weeks ago, the topic was “My biggest pet peeve.” Students ranted about everything from people driving slow in the fast lane to people cracking their knuckles at the dinner table. Had I participated, my speech would have been about students’ excuses. Let me clarify: students’ fake excuses. Perhaps my time as a television reporter interviewing politicians has fine-tuned my bogus meter, but I can, with near-perfect accuracy, detect a fake
excuse. And it makes me cringe like the sound of nails on a chalkboard. It still amazes me that students lie to professors – the very people who are paid for their smarts. The biggest excuse I get is personal illness. Whether or not I believe a student who tells me she’s sick really depends on her attendance record. If she’s a student who usually never misses class, I will almost always give her the benefit of the doubt. If she’s a regular no-show, I tend to question her words. And, oh, those words. Some students like to use colorful details about their illnesses to make the fake excuse sound more believable. Please note, if I already think you’re lying, adding the word “diarrhea” or “vomit” to your e-mail will not change my mind. The second biggest excuse students use is family members’ illnesses/deaths. These types of excuses are most appalling
when they are false. Perhaps I am just superstitious, but I could never lie about a parent being sick or a grandparent dying. Something about it screams bad karma to me. Here’s a tip…professors have Facebook accounts too. So if you lied about being out of state for your grandma’s funeral, don’t post pictures of yourself clubbing on Glenwood Ave. The third biggest excuse I hear has to do with car trouble. If I had 10 bucks for every time I’ve heard that one, I’d be able to afford a pretty sweet ride. The insurance adjustorlevel of description that goes along with some of these excuses is downright hilarious. Again, more detail doesn’t mean more convincing. Overall, I don’t like excuses. For the record, I don’t consider illness or family deaths excuses - they are personal emergencies (only when true, of course). But there are some excuses that don’t bother me as much, such as the “I slept
in” excuse, or the “I completely forgot” excuse. Why do I like these better? Because they are honest. Because it’s happened to all of us. And because the student is admitting fault, and not blaming someone or something else for her shortcomings. Once a student came to me and said, “I’m so sorry I missed class. I just needed to take a mental health day.” You know what? That excuse didn’t bother me. I think we all need to take a mental health day once in awhile. Just don’t ask to make-up the homework or get an extension on the project. If you are going to take the day off, then you need to live with the consequences. Let me finish on this note – just because your professor didn’t question your lame excuse, doesn’t mean she/he bought it. We didn’t buy it, and we didn’t forget that you tried it either. Dr. Lynn Owens is a communications professor at Peace College.
Peace College parking gripes, and some secrets By Kimberly Handy Times Staff Writer
A cute new pair of winter boots, a new warm, snuggly winter jacket and a really fashionable new purse…what do all of these things cost approximately? About $100, give or take a few. What else costs $100? Having the ability to park in the Peace College parking lot for the school year. This should not be a problem, but many Peace College students say they have run into various issues when it comes to trying to park in the main parking lot. Many times a semester, a portion of the student parking spaces near Main is blocked off or reserved for guests that are coming to Peace for special events. This forces the Peace College students to park on the street (where a parking ticket is very possible) or parking much farther away than they had anticipated when coming to class that morning. I’m sure many students would agree when I say that this happening once or twice a semester is understandable. Parking is limited at Peace, and we know we need to be flexible when it comes to guests coming to the college; however, once or twice a month is ridiculous. Melissa Meek, a Peace College Senior says, “I didn’t even bother paying the $100 for a parking pass because I knew I was going to end up parking on the street half the time. I decided to save that money for something more important.” Megan High, also a Senior, agrees, “I don’t understand why I should even have
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Although many students gripe about the lack of parking, there are typically many spots available in less frequented parking lots on campus, such as along Delway Street, shown here. to pay the $100 if I’m going to be pushed out of the parking lot half of the time? I should be able to park anywhere I want if I pay. Even if I want to park in the visitors parking just so I can run into the library for a quick second, but I always come out five minutes later to a ticket on my windshield.”
Nedda Parangi, a Peace Sophomore says, “I always park at ‘Peace Beach’ to save myself a trip. Very rarely can I not find a parking spot, and I know I’ll never get booted out because of an event.” Fortunately, there is parking that many Peace College students aren’t aware of. Although the main parking lot
seems to be the most convenient, luckily, it’s not our only opinion. There is plenty of parking behind Peace College near the softball fields, and there’s also a lot of parking on Delway Street. If you have any questions about parking, please contact Peace College’s Security at (919) 508-2402.
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By Lauren Mattingly Hannah Mullis is requesting the new Macbook Pro Melissa Moran wants a Patagonia Women's Re-Tool Snap-T Pullover Melissa Holt is asking for a GPS Erika Klees wants a quilt from Anthropologie Immie Miles wishes for a ticket to fly cross country to see her sister Hannah Baron is asking for money Patricia Young wants a pair of Louis Vuitton black or red heels Melissa Cheek is asking for a Kate Spade wallet Meghan Hunt wants a Peace College class ring Onelia Stella asked for the new iPad Caitlin Falls wants a JPK purse
Holiday gifts ideas that are anything but ordinary By Taylor Shaw Times Staff Writer
Christmas is right around the corner. Some have started to create their lists of the hottest, trendiest, practical, and stylish items in stores, from gadgets, jewelry, clothing and more. Just in case you are still looking for “the next big thing,” look no further. The newest inventions of 2010 should be on everyone’s Christmas list. Suzanne Lee, a researcher at London’s Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design, created a material made from the bacteria that is used to create the fermented beverage komucha from green tea. As the bacterium digests the sugar, a cellulose mat is created. Lee figured out how to harvest and dry this skin like material. The resulting fabric can be molded and sewn into shirts and coats. This celluose is environmentally friendly and is better for the environment than polyester. Just be sure not to wear in the rain, it will absorb 98 percent of the water and will become gooey and heavy. It’s a hot, sticky, muggy and humid summer day.
The thermometer reads 101 degrees. You can see the heat rising on the pavement. A day like this only means one thing… mosquitoes. Even after covering yourself in a blanket of bug spray, you still seem like a human sacrifice to these pests. Wouldn’t it be great to eliminate these insects? Well, today is the day! Former Microsoft executive Nathan Myhrvold is working with Intellectual Ventures Laboratory to create a laser that can zap mosquitoes on target without harming other insects or humans. The laser targets a mosquito’s size and wing beat and then sends the bugs down in a burst of flame. Do you have a hard time trying to find parking spaces at Peace? Does it make you angry that you have to drive around the parking lot several times to find a space? Does it make you even angrier that when you do finally find a parking spot, when someone zooms past you and steals your anticipated spot? With the Martin Jetpack, all of this could be eliminated. It serves as the world’s first practical jet pack. A New Zealand inventor, Glenn Martin, spent 30 years trying to create
the Bell Rocket Belt, which first flew in 1961. It may look like two giant leaf blowers connected to a harness, but this jet back has a carbon-fiber frame that is gasoline fueled, a 200-horsepower engine (that’s more power than a Honda Accord) and can fly up to 8,000 feet for 30 minutes. It was said that “sarcasm is intellect on the offense.” Well this may very well be true, but to others sarcasm drives them crazy. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, created software that uses Semi Supervised Algorithm (a set of rules for solving a problem in a finite number of steps) for Sarcasm Identification. This tool was fashioned to detect sarcastic sentences and is 77 percent accurate. With all of these nifty gizmos and gadgets, these gifts are aimed to please. Write your Christmas list and tell Santa what you want.
Looking for a unique gift? The Martin Jetpack allows you to fly up to 8,000 feet for 30 minutes.
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Chill out: How to survive the week before winter break By Immie Miles Times Staff Writer
It’s that time of the semester. Final projects are due, exams are right around the corner and many students are just trying to find the energy to make it through until Christmas break. During this stressful time of the year, simple things can help you to relax and breeze through the end of the semester until you turn in those final projects and ace those exams. Peace College Health Services counselor Meredith Stokke has a few good tips for students: “Practicing deep breathing can be relaxing, drinking hot tea, pleasure reading, scrapbooking, practicing yoga, volunteering or doing something for someone else are all ways that can help to mitigate stress,” said Stokke. Many students shut themselves in the library for days at a time, some even sleeping over night in the computer labs. Experts say to get out and have a break in between those cram sessions. Going on a walk with friends, eating out for a good meal and exercising are all ways to give your brain a break and refresh yourself. Just don’t go to frat parties or go to Rum Runners the night before an exam confused for a “break.”
1. Prioritize your time on paper and set reasonable goals that can
be accomplished. Don’t expect too much from yourself. 2. Don’t make unnecessary appointments or unachievable deadlines. Learn to say “No”. 3. Create opportunities when you can relax your entire mind and body. 4. Consider a relaxing Reiki healing treatment on Friday Healing Day in the Wellness Center. 5. Tense then relax the major muscle groups in the body (calves, etc.) until the entire body feels relaxed. Try to give yourself time to just relax and get your mind off of the pressure. “What really helps me get through exam time is taking a break to drink a cup of coffee at Peace Perk, especially now that they have those delicious gingerbread lattes,” said senior Lauren White. The classic examples we have all heard for doing well on exams and relieving stress are still the best to go by. Getting rest and eating right do make all of the difference. “While there are many ways to effectively manage stress, it is important to find a few techniques that work for you.
Being active, making sure you are sleeping between seven to nine hours a night, and eating three meals a day and snacks are all a good start,” said Stokke. Peace College Nurse, Mari Lippig, also provided this list of helpful techniques to reduce stress levels for students during this hectic time: First, prioritize your time on paper and set reasonable goals. Second, don’t make unnecessary appointments or unachievable deadlines. Third, create opportunities to relax your mind and body. Fourth, consider a relaxing Reiki
healing treatment, available on Friday Healing Day in the Wellness Center. And finally, tense and relax the major muscle groups in your body until your whole body feels relaxed. Implementing these stress relieving tips into your busy end of semester schedule can make a big difference. But experts say Facebook does not count as a way to take a break and “manage your time.” Less Facebook, more school books. Some way, somehow, we will all make it to Christmas break and spend the month rejoicing in our wonderful first semester achievements.
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Burlesque: A seductive story of music and dance By Hannah Baron Times Staff Writer
Originally, burlesque was a form of theatrical entertainment. Over the years, though, people, particularly women, have included a sexual, sensual spin to all of the theatrics. Due to this addition in the performances, many people have questioned whether burlesque is portraying women in a classy and suitable way or not. “Burlesque, in my opinion, is a very touchy subject,” stated Madeline Anderson, a junior at Peace College. “I found when I attended a burlesque show that many of the women were very beautiful and my perception was of taste and class,” Anderson said. “However, now as a student taking a class on violence and a class in sexuality, my opinions are on the fence. The women are being viewed almost as objects, but beautiful ones. That leads to the dilemma in how I view burlesque.” Like Anderson, many people are unsure of how to feel about the act of burlesque. It involves dancing and acting which are, in fact, a form or art and entertain-
ment, but what about the other aspect of burlesque? The women use their sexuality to add a seductive factor to the performances to enhance the audience’s connection with
“For the women who do burlesque, it is not considered a ‘striptease’ for them or even a way to get men drooling or to make money. Instead, these women do burlesque as more of a way to embrace their bodies as an art form.” each performance. “A burlesque show is not for modest individuals. I would explain it as a form of dance, expression, and sexuality,” said Anderson. For the women who do burlesque, it is not considered a “striptease” for them or even a way to get men drooling or to make money. Instead, these women do burlesque as more of a way to embrace their bodies as an art form. “I had always been in love with the 1940’s pinup culture,” stated Bliss Floccare, also known as Miss Bliss, a classic
The 80’s are back in fashion By Samantha Pendergraft Times Staff Writer
Peace girls have currently been wearing trendy clothing from the 80’s because that is the new fashion trend. Some 80’s trends have been left in the past, but others have made a comeback. “I remember thinking I wanted to be
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Peace student Chris Hunter enjoys infusing some ‘80s style into her wardrobe.
burlesque dancer in a Raleigh group known as Hellcat Vixens. “Burlesque is something that got very popular in the 1940’s with people like Betty Page doing it,” Floccare said. “It is
Sarah Jessica Parker in the movie ‘Girls Just Want to Have Fun,’” said Raleigh resident, Jeanette Davison. “I love the off the shoulder shirt with the bra strap showing. Sparkly lipstick, bright pink, and big teased hair like you got electrocuted..” For the upcoming winter weather, leggings can keep you warm. “I occasionally wear leggings,” said Gina Lyons, Peace College volleyball player. “I also like to wear big sweatshirts that hang off of one shoulder.” Ashley Griffith, Peace College Chaplain, believes one shoulder shirts are very popular these days as well as the jean leggings called “jeggings.” Peace girls say that the one shoulder shirts are the thing to wear on campus. “I have a whole drawer devoted to shirts that I have cut to make hang off of the shoulder,” said Chelsea Passanisi, Peace College first-year student. Lyons says that jeggings are a spinoff of the classic leggings. “I rock jeggings,” said Kimber Graham, Phi Beta Lambda Vice President. “They are so comfortable, and I love to wear them with my boots.” Bubble skirts and bubble dresses are also back in fashion. “I have seen several girls wearing the bubble skirts this year,” said Griffith. Peace girls say that some of the 80’s trends need to stay in the past, but some have made a comeback, and they love it.
something that has been around for a very long time and has somehow survived the ages. A huge amount of energy goes into a burlesque routine. It’s dancing, acting and being extremely intimate with your audience at the same time. I think that is what makes it a spectacular art.” Just like any performing art, performers do what they do because they are passionate about it. They love being on stage in front of a crowd. “I think there is really nothing to say until you’ve actually seen a burlesque show,” stated Floccare.
“Burlesque is empowering for the women and sometimes men, who choose to do it. It is one of the only arts where it doesn’t matter what size or shape you are. It also takes a huge amount of courage to get on a stage in front of a huge crowd and really bare yourself and every little flaw,” she said. “It is really exhilarating to do such a thing and have people accept you for whatever you are. I think as an audience member seeing that strength and courage and beauty in the performers are really amazing things that you don’t get to see anywhere else.” In burlesque, there are many different skits. Each skit tells a story with the help of music and dance. “My favorite was a skit in which a woman was lip singing about her boyfriend coming home,” stated Anderson. “It was sweet and sentimental and kept the emotion intact.” There are many different views about the art of burlesque. Some are all for it. Some are opposed to it. But when it comes down to it, burlesque is a form of art and entertainment, with a seductive twist.
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Peace Pacers fall sports teams wrap-up their seasons By Bianca Boles Times Staff Writer
The school year has been successful as our Peace Pacers vigorously played in various sports for the “win”. The fall sports include: volleyball, soccer and cross country. As this season wraps up, the season’s players and scores are highlighted. Volleyball- #1 Amber Lowe, #2 Hunter Narron, #3 Melissa Cubillos, #5 Elizabeth Ashley, #9 Taylor Johnson, #11 Allyson Warren, #12 Lauren Maugle, #13 Alexandra Parker, # 16 Ashtyn Mizelle This Season’s Scores Overall- 14W-17L Conference- 8W-10L
Cross Country- Allison Gilmore, Taylor Clark, Guadalupe Rostro, Charity Young, and Allana Jones This Season’s Scores Dual Meet at Meredith CollegeTaylor Clark 13th, Guadalupe Rostro 4th, Charity Young 12th, Allana Jones 8th Seahawk Invitational- Allison Gilmore 67th, Guadalupe Rostro 45th and Charity Young 105th Great American XC Festival- Allison Gilmore 75th, Taylor Clark 99th and Guadalupe Rostro 73rd Contributed photo
Soccer- #2 Daisy Vasilko, #3 Sabre Jessup, #4 Katelyn Warmuth, #6 Melissa Moran, #7 Kayleigh Simmons, #8 Reba Hodge, #9 Anne Tucker Rodgers, #10 Britney Burke, #11 Chelsea Noves, #14 Hannelore Manchester, #17 Morgan Rabil, #18 Molly McKinley, #20 Bailey Bumgardner This Season’s Scores Overall 1W-17L Conference 1W-L
N.C. Collegiate XC Championships at Guilford College- Allison Gilmore 14th, Taylor Clark 62nd and Charity Young 54th Several student athletes had great things to say about the team. Soccer team member, Sophomore Britney Burke said, “When we won its first game this season, I could not be more proud our team.” Cross Country member, Junior Alli
Gilmore said, “We had a great group of girls this year and I am so proud of every one of them for making this a great season.” Other students enjoyed the games this season. Senior Jessica Baker said, “The volleyball match I attended was great. There was so much school spirit and our team won. Go Pacers.” Junior Katie Lamb noted, “ This season has been great for everyone. I
hope the student athletes know how great they are.” The mission of the Pacer Athletics is: to provide opportunities for students to develop leadership and lifelong interpersonal skills along with physical and emotional wellbeing through participation in individual and team sports. Senior Ambria Cotten said, “Let’s congratulate our fellow Pacers for their hard work and dedication this season.”
‘Tis the economic season to give rather than receive By Shannen Jacobs Times Staff Writer
The holiday season is quickly approaching, and to many, it is already here. Christmas decorations and music in October, holiday drinks at Starbucks and everyone’s favorite part: shopping. However, there are many people this holiday season who will not be able to provide gifts for the holidays. Some people will not even have a winter coat to get through the chilly nights. Charities become important during the holidays to those who need the most help. From food to warm clothing to Christmas presents for children, there are many ways people can assist this year. Raleigh and the surrounding areas are finding many ways to help the community, as well as Peace students. Peace College will have an Angel Tree in Belk. Students can stop by, take a tag off the tree and purchase the gifts requested by the families. These tags can be for infants, children or adults and can range from toys for kids to gas gift cards for the adults. The Angel Tree is an excellent way students can get involved if they do not have much time to do much else. Students can even go online and request a name off the tree. All donations are due to Julie Lawson. Students are also raising awareness about the homeless population in
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nearby areas. Hunger Week is a popular occurrence at Peace where students participate in various activities that hopefully cause students to want to help those less fortunate. Peace athletic teams have also
sponsored canned food drives to assist in the efforts. In November, Peace students also spent time at the Salvation Army Coat drive at Moore Square. Aside from group projects at Peace,
students are taking certain charities into their own hands. Peace College sophomore Ariel Wortham has collected donations for Operation Christmas Child (OCC) for the past two years. OCC is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, which is a Christian organization that aids the poor and sick in undeveloped countries. In addition to their aid, they also share their Christian faith to those of the countries they help. OCC is a popular project where people around the world can fill a shoebox with toys, toiletries and school supplies for children in need. Wortham placed flyers around campus and collected boxes until Nov. 12. “I’ve been doing Operation Christmas Child since I was little, and I’ve always love it,” said Wortham. “I’ve always had so much fun picking out the things to put into the box and thinking about what the child who was getting it would like. I decided last year that since I had so much fun with it that maybe other girls would enjoy it as well.” Apart from filling a shoebox with toys and soap, Samaritan’s Purse also welcomes volunteers in their sorting centers, as well as volunteers for promotion all year. “The simple act of giving a gift to a less fortunate child who has been through hard times makes you feel really good and reminds you of all your blessings,” said Wortham.
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