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Collegedale, Tennessee

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God’s law = love RELIGION | 5

We need an overhaul

The problem with health care today isn’t what you think


Enactus introduces new eco-friendly project Students work to turn Southern green

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Campus comes together to support Bryan Arvelo Many in the Southern Adventist University community have come together in support of Bryan Arvelo, a junior theology major. Over the summer Arvelo was diagnosed with Guillain-Barré syndrome, a condition that is characterized by damaged nerves and paralysis, according to Arvelo has since spent six weeks in the hospital, which included time in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). While there, he temporarily lost the ability to do simple tasks such as talk or move around freely. Now, Arvelo has regained many of his lost functionality and is beginning the rehabilitative stages of his recovery. Arvelo’s girlfriend, Carolyna Depkin, recalls several trips during the summer to go see him. “Everything that we take for granted he could no longer do anymore by himself, so that was really tough to watch,” Depkin said. “But a bunch of people

were always coming to visit him: His friends, family, his church family.” Mark Galvez, a junior theology major and a close friend, also remembers days going to visit Arvelo. Galvez and Arvelo worked together during the summer preaching and had planned to room together this semester. “Everything that I pictured for this semester was with him in mind,” Galvez said. “[Seeing Bryan sick] was like having a front row seat to an event I didn’t want to be at.” Galvez is also the president of the Latin American Club (LAC) on campus and was inspired to create a t-shirt design in support. In addition to the shirts, there have been planned events such as a prayer and testimony session held during an Evensong service on Sept. 8 and an upcoming prayer vigil for Arvelo being hosted by LAC. During the Evensong event, Depkin video called Arvelo so that he could speak to those in the crowd. Students, like junior public See ARVELO page 2

Bryan Arvelo smiles for a photo. Photo courtesy Bryan Arvelo

Carolyna Depkin and Phillip Warfield wear Fuerza Bryan shirts. Photo by Isa Tavares

Parking problems cause growing concern on campus Kristen Vonnoh Managing Editor The parking situation on campus has caused increasing concern among students, faculty and staff. Marty Hamilton, associate vice president of financial administration, sent out a campus-wide email Sept. 7 addressing the issue. He said, “Administration understands that with the new Bietz Center for Student Life starting construction, the loss of 52 parking spaces at McKee Library will create even more challenges for both students and employees,” he wrote. However, administration has taken strides to help parking on campus. They have made the Virginia parking lot, located behind Hickman Science Center, available “to all employees and all students who are registered with a university parking sticker,” Hamilton said. The Virginia parking lot has 72 parking spaces and is accessible via the sidewalk behind Hickman. Barry Tryon, professor in the School of Religion, has been teaching at Southern for eight

years and said the parking problem has gotten worse over time. “I’ve had good students, who are community students, come in late to class because they couldn’t find parking. Until the construction is done, I think it’s going to be an ongoing issue,” said Tyron. Many responded via Twitter to the parking problem on campus. Isaac James, director

of marketing and university relations, said, “I only notice parking issues at the beginning of the semesters when people are on campus sorting out class schedules and getting into a rhythm. With the new student center, we’ll lose some parking, so I know more discussion has been happening about employees parking further out.”

Cars parked in the Talge Hall parking lot Photo by Joseph Hyde

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Kiaya Robertson Staff Writer Rethink Poverty is a new project hosted by the Department of Social Work. It allows individuals to spend a simulated month in the shoes of the underprivileged. The goal of the community simulation is to promote poverty awareness, increase understanding and to provide local change. The simulations will be on Oct. 3 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., and held at the Family Justice Center. This project is available not only to students, but for community to gain an understanding of how many in society face the challenges of poverty. Kristie Wilder, the dean of the Department of Social Work, said that this initiative promotes one of the main foundations of Social

Work which is to encourage students to dismantle policies that leave minorities at a disadvantage and take action to prevent exploitation, domination and discrimination. Another purpose is to help

and how it affects them. “It is one simulated month for students to step into the shoes of those in the surrounding community and families who are less fortunate and is the promotion of giving exposure to and redefining

“ students expand their

knowledge and awareness of cultural diversity either related to sex, age, race, and in this case—class” students expand their knowledge and awareness of cultural diversity either related to sex, age, race and in this case, class. It is an opportunity to understand the reality of classism, who it effects,

poverty,” Wilder said. Social work students who partake in this simulated month of poverty are challenged to analyze ways to bring poverty to an end.

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Afterglow makes comeback at Southern Paola Mora Lead Reporter

Two years after the program stopped, Campus Ministries has decided to reintroduce Afterglow and make it one of their main projects for this school year. On Aug. 24, the first gathering of Afterglow was held in the Collegedale Church of Seventh-day Adventists with approximately 30 attendees. Afterglow is a program where students come together to sing, pray and share testimonies with their schoolmates. Campus Ministries’ theme for the year is, “Belong. Behold. Become.” Afterglow focuses on the “Behold” part of the ministry because individuals are encouraged to share their stories on how they have seen God work in their lives. Campus Ministries aims for this fellowship to aid students in their relationships with God. “We realized as we looked around this campus that there are a lot of people who have stories,” said Julie MacLafferty, a theology major and a Campus Ministries leader. “Afterglow is really just a way for people to say, ‘Hey, this is my story. This is what I’m experiencing with Jesus.’” Testimonies shared on Aug. 24 included a range of stories from students who struggled with breakups, suicidal thoughts, school decisions, financial challenges and God’s calling. “I think it was really important to hear about this,” said Kevin Bartolome, a freshman allied health major. “The testimonies here were just crazy. Hearing about what some of these people went through just really strengthens my faith.” Bartolome said that AfterSee AFTERGLOW page 2



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glow provided a safe and friendly environment for students to learn from each others’ experiences. “Everyone goes through a lot of struggles,” Bartolome said. “But what makes it that God can’t help us through this storm?”

Associate Chaplain Anna Bennet said, “Afterglow previously faced problems as not enough people volunteered to lead out, which was the cause of the two year gap of the program. Today,though there have been people who stepped forward to help, Campus Ministries is still looking for students who are willing to serve.” “We are always looking for anyone who is willing to take

any participation,” said Miguel Esparra, one of the Afterglow leaders. “So to help me set this up, or to help speak, or with music. Whatever kind of way you feel you can help with, Afterglow will always be willing to listen

and apply it.” Afterglow is one of the 11 major programs Campus Ministries offers. Participants meet on Friday after vespers in the CAYA room inside Collegedale church.

“Afterglow is really just a way for people to say, ‘Hey, this is my story. This is what I’m experiencing with Jesus.’”

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people have sent me,” he said. “I didn’t know so many people cared for who I am, but going Continued from page 1 through pain has shown me what love is. I’m grateful for my relations major Michaela Lew- school.” in, who were able to attend the Several students have gone to night were excited to be able to the hospital in South Carolina communicate with Arvelo for to visit him. Depkin said that the first time in months. the support for Arvelo has been “ T h e p r a i s e , p r a y e r a n d unimaginable. worship on Saturday was very Since the beginning of school, spirit-filled,” Lewin said. “I A r v e l o h a s b e e n r e g a i n i n g got to hear his strength and bevoice, and I got ginning to have “All I can say to see him for more control of the first time his body. is that I’m and hear him “When his say my name. It speechless from girlfriend gives was a moment me the daily where you saw updates on his all the love all your prayers progress, it’s come true.” like seeing a people have Arvelo said true answer to that through the prayer,” said sent me.” ups and downs Phillip Warfield, of his condition, senior history he has been in awe of all of the education major. “He’s recovsupport and love he has gotten ering much faster than most from campus. people with the disease, and I’m “All I can say is that I’m ecstatic to know that God still speechless from all the love performs miracles. I can’t wait

Carolyna Depkin and Bryan Arvelo hold hands in his hospital room. Photo by Carolyna Depkin to give my brother a hug again.” Dylan Gibbons, junior social work major, expressed similar sentiments. “Seeing him get better is absolutely amazing,” Gibbons said. “I want to see him walking on campus again and preaching and

moving people like he usually does. But most of all I just want to chill with him again and enjoy having his presence on campus.”

Enactus introduces new eco-friendly project

Students work to turn Southern green Julia Scriven Staff Writer Green Sustainability, a longterm project that strives to make Chattanooga a less polluted city, is coming to Southern’s campus. Enactus, a nonprofit organization that spreads across 36 countries, wishes to encourage the “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” system on Southern’s campus. “Our first goal is to make Southern a plastic-free and Styrofoam-free school,” Majo Morán said. “We want to make Southern the most eco-friendly school in Chattanooga. This is not something for only this year. We want it to last for a long time.” This semester is the first that Green Sustainability has been introduced to Enactus. “We try to meet the United Nations’ 17 sustainable development goals,” said Enactus President Eileen Flores. The Enactus team wishes to dedicate the first semester of

intensive research to the presence of plastic around campus. The team plans to slowly reduce any form of unnecessary plastic, mainly from the cafeteria. A first attempt will be to eliminate the straws and eventually Styrofoam. Future plans for the project include putting in place cardboard, glass, paper and plastic recycling bins. Ever since her junior year of high school, [Enactus project manager] Maria Morán-Hernandez has had a fascination for ecology and climate change. She decided she wants to introduce and share her passion with the rest of the student body at Southern. “I never thought that I would end up being project manager for Enactus and this project at Southern,” Morán said. Enactus hopes that Green Sustainability will have an important impact on the students at Southern, and that the project will be a part of the school for the long term.

Members of the Enactus Green Sustainability project. Photo courtesy Enactus

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Making history Southern introduces new fashion class Kehiry Castillo Staff Writer Southern Adventist University’s School of Visual Arts and Design is now offering a Fashion Design and Apparel Construction class. The class is offered in Brock Hall on Wednesdays from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. C. Winston Smith, owner of Bespoke Tailoring and a consultant to Vanity Fair, is teaching the class. In fashion design class, students will learn how to take proper measurements, design apparel and draft their own patterns. The goal of the class is to provide students with real world experience so they can find employment in the fashion industry. “Creativity will be encouraged in the classroom by allowing the students to work on their own,” Smith said. Raquel Contreras, sophomore mass communication major, said that this class helps her learn about the fashion industry while debunking common fashion myths. “Professor Smith provides

great insight about the clothes we wear, and how it has changed within the last few decades. I cannot wait to learn more as we shift over from lecture into projects,” Contreras said. Many students have considered doing something related to fashion but there were previously no opportunities offered to students with these interests. Now the class offers a hands-on learning experience for those students. Another student, Evangelyn Keefe said “You don’t need to be in the medical or pastoral fields to be a blessing or have a steady income. If you feel God is calling you to be a creative in a certain field, don’t ignore Him. He will guide you to people and events, and He will open doors when you are ready. I truly think God has a heart for creative individuals who sincerely want to serve Him through their talents.” Smith said he hopes “that [either or] both students and the university will realize the importance of having classes like this and even a degree in it.”

Raquel Contreras, Jolene Clayburn, D’Amond Henderson and Sarah Izquierdo listen to a class lecture. Photo by Kehiry Castillo

C. Winston Smith directs students during a class discussion. Photo by Kehiry Castillo

Feeling the heat

Students practice blacksmithing Zailin Pena Staff Writer

The studio is as loud as it is hot. All those involved joined together yelling, “HOT METAL!”, warning others around them of the bright red steel coming out of the furnace. Sparks fly as scalding pieces of metal are struck by hammers. People can be heard talking with

each other through the different ideas and plans for projects. Southern has had a blacksmithing club on campus for quite some time. The clubs started about 15 years ago when an outdoor education professor took his students to Dusty Miller’s, maintenance/housekeeping supervisor for Talge, house to show them a new skill: black-

Courting candle 19th century, made by blacksmithing president Samir Khalil in 2015 Photo courtesy Samir Khalil

smithing. Miller, alongside the outdoor education teacher, taught 12 to 15 students how to make flint strikers and knives. For a year, blacksmithing was taught as a class on Southern’s campus. The second year, the class was cancelled due to not having the required amount of students and lack of interest. Even though it’s no longer a class, the club lives on. The students’ interest inspired Miller to become a sponsor for a blacksmithing club on campus. It has been up and running on campus as an official club for almost nine years. Today, interested students can find the club meeting right behind Campus Safety every Thursday night from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. Students first learn basic blacksmithing skills, then move onto intermediate and advanced skills. Blacksmithing President Samir Khalil said, “To me, the club is a family that works together to create interesting projects that we can all be proud of. We share our skills and knowledge to help teach and mentor others and are always willing to go the extra mile to help each other out.”

Reversing your student stress into success tiple student tutors at different times. There are research coaches available who help students Syllabus week is over, and navigate the library databases t h e a m o u n t o f h o m e w o r k , and learn an organized system tests and quizzes are starting for keeping track of any gathered to pile up. But information. don’t lose hope. Although aca“We’re here to demics are usuAs a Southern student there ally the primary help students source of stress are plenty of toolsavailable in college, there think clearly. to make this are other factors semester as sucthat affect the Anxiety and cessful as posmental health sible. depression are of students like Many stumajor finandents face ex- the number one cial decisions, treme pressure relationships to succeed acathings we see.” and homesickdemically, but ness. Sometimes they don’t have these things can to remain feeling helpless in a be overwhelming; for those tough class. The McKee Library seeking Godly guidance there are offers tutoring at no additional three professional counselors on cost for 70 upper and lower staff at the Student Success Cendivision classes, as well as ACT ter in Lynn Wood Hall. preparation. “We don’t want students to Students can sign-up by visit- have the stigma that counseling ing There is bad,” counselor Ric Griffin is a section on the homepage said. “We’re here to help them called “Student Services.” Click [students] think clearly. Anxiety on the link to the tutoring center and depression are the number and you can choose from mul- one things we see.”

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ASU Returns “We’re hoping that people can use this information in their future careers, so that they know how to interact The African Student Union with Africans,” Ogoti explains. (ASU) has returned to South- “They won’t have to ask if lions ern Adventist University, ex- roam the streets.” cited to share its culture with ASU is excited to announce the campus. Charity Ogoti, the that they plan on having their president of ASU, re-instated African Student Union night on the club this year with about Jan. 19 of next year, which will five of her friends after a dis- feature food, a fashion show cussion about issues on campus and a play. Having received and their desire several questo showcase ions about “We’re hoping twhy their culture to ASU was Southern. created in the that people can “Not only do first place, and we want to edthe implicause this inforucate Southern tions the club about the Afrimation in their carries for the can culture, but Black Christian would like to future careers, so Union (BCU) create a comnight, Ogoti exthat they know plains that ASU munity where fellow Africans not creathow to interact was would feel that ed to segregate they’re welfrom with Africans.” Africans comed,” Ogoti Americans, but said. “We want to bring greater to create an atawareness to mosphere and setting in which African culture. other Africans would know they “We’re still black people. belong in, while also creating We’re still African Americans,” a platform that we will use to she said. empower other people from all ASU plans on participating in backgrounds about the African BCU night, as well as connectculture.” ing with other cultural clubs Ogoti said that a surprising like the Latin American Club, amount of people ask her and Asian Club and the Black Chrisher friends questions like, “Is tian Union for other worship Africa a country?” and “Do events. ASU invites students they wear clothes?” She hopes of all backgrounds to come to educate Southern about Af- together and learn more about rican culture through events, the African students on their photoshoots and videos. campus.

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Should we have universal heath care? Allison Carbaugh Contributor Quality health care should be fits. Someone who works three accessible to all people. No part-time jobs making minihuman is more important than mum wage can’t qualify for inanother just because their life surance or benefits. Their injusituation has dictated their eco- ry or illness could put them out nomic stability. When medical for a few days, but because they costs are more than rent, low don’t have quality health care, income families and people they miss weeks of work due without good insurance may to slower recovery. They could have to choose between the lose their job(s) because they’re health of their unable to get family member To live in a soci- the care they or buying food need to reor paying bills. ety where health cover quickly Unfortunateget right care is not equal- and ly, the problem back to work. with making To live in a ly accessible or health care unisociety where affordable is to health care is versal or free is that there is ot equally live in a society naccessible then nobody to or pay doctors. affordable is that quietly faPerhaps a to live in a vors those who society that sliding scale could be implefavors are more affluent quietly mented. When those who are a person needs over those in the more affluent treatment but over those in can’t afford the working class or the working inflated prices or livliving below the class of medical sering below the vices, a sliding poverty line. poverty line. scale could alA person’s low a person life should be to receive care without having valued regardless of who it beto go into debt just to regain longs to. Whether it’s the CEO health. This is especially im- of a company, the guy changing portant if that person does your tires or the person who manual labor and their illness picked up every extra shift this or injury inhibits them from week just to make rent, each work. Someone with a corpo- person plays a role in society rate-style job can easily work that wouldn’t be accomplished from home as they recover, without their existence. With with no worry about paying affordable, quality health care their medical bills because that is easily accessible they are their insurance through their ensured a better quality of life. employer has premium bene- Who wouldn’t want that?

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We need an overhaul

The problem with health care today isn’t what you think Zachary Hagen Opinion Editor Universal health care is simultaneously a fantastic and a terrible idea, at least within the context of the health care system of the United States. Everyone should have access to insurance in a free market, but health care shouldn’t cost as much as it does. The cost of health care in the United States is absolutely ridiculous. YouTube channels such as Adam Ruins Everything and Vox show how the costs of simple medical procedures and routine visits are inflated by insurance companies and hospital administration to maximize

profit for both of them. Health care can cost different amounts at different hospitals as each one speaks with insurance companies independently. The costs of being healthy in this country are wildly out of control. In order for us to get the care we need, the entire health care industry needs a face lift. We need a system that allows hospitals to set realistic prices without the input of insurance companies. Imagine a truly free system where you could comparison shop hospitals and choose one based on price and quality. Imagine that the same thing happened with insurance; you wouldn’t buy packages you don’t need and you could choose your

level of coverage. Until hospitals and health care change their costs, our system is broken. A broken system can’t be fixed by ignoring the problem like many conservatives believe. A broken system can’t be fixed by putting a band-aid on it like the liberals want to with universal health care. The problem has to be resolved at the root. The system that controls medical costs in this country is a weed that has to be pulled so that medicine can function in a way that will benefit the public, the doctors, the insurance companies and every other party involved. In a system like that, everyone could find what they need.


Lyston’s fight for life

Matti Sue Nafie Contributor

We all experience one of those days that never stops re-playing in our minds. Not a detail forgotten, good or bad. July 19, 2018 will always be one of those days for my family and me. This past spring, my oldest sister, Marianne and her husband, Raymond, found out that they were expecting identical twins, due on Nov. 13. This was an exciting time for everyone. The twins were considered “high risk” because they shared a placenta, so Marianne had bi-weekly ultrasounds to monitor the babies’ health and development. Upon moving to Ohio in May, her appointments became even more tightly scheduled, but everything seemed to be progressing normally, and the twins were growing steadily. Then, on July 19, at 23 weeks gestation, Marianne gave birth to her twin girls who had rapidly and unexpectedly developed twin-twin transfusion syndrome,

a condition in which one baby begins taking all of the nutrients from the other. Georgia Ray, the first to be delivered, was stillborn, while her sister, Lyston Rose, was rushed to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) weighing only 1 lbs. 2 oz. In those moments, when the world stoped spinning and the ground beneath crumbled, we had to remember these things remain: God’s love, His strength, His peace and His promises. Though our hearts broke with sorrow and grief for Georgia, they were bound by the hope that we have in Christ. Since that day, Lyston has been fighting for her life against all odds but certainly not alone. She is strengthened by the touch of her Creator who has her cradled in His hands. She is 7.5 weeks old now, and over this time I have witnessed the power of prayer like never before. The love and support that my family and I

God’s law=love Dakota Cookenmaster Contributor When I read the Old Testament, it was always easy to feel as if God was more “anger and wrath” than he was in the New Testament. Take, for example, the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah when God sent fire and brimstone from Heaven to destroy a wicked city. Or the worldwide flood. Or Uzzah’s death after touching the Ark of the Covenant. These examples alone might display God as an angry and unforgiving overlord who takes pleasure in finding the minutiae of daily life to punish us for. The New Testament in stark

contrast displays God as Jesus Christ who cherishes the sick, eats with sinners and forgives countless acts of sin. Why the seemingly huge contrast between the “mighty and wrathful God” of the Old Testament and the “tenderhearted and caring Jesus” of the New Testament? It was a demonstration of two sides of God’s character that are undeniably interwoven. Let me explain. When I was a kid, I did my best to stay out of trouble, but sometimes I’d find myself face-to-face with my father after yelling or fighting with one of my siblings (which, honestly speaking, occurred more often than I’d like to admit). This led to a firm talking-to and

have received from other family and friends has overwhelmed and humbled each of us as Lyston’s story has spread across the country and even to our churches across the world. Time after time, as the doctors have warned us of the uncertainty of upcoming events, our prayer team has Baby Lyston sleeping in the NICU. joined us in asking for a miracle Photo courtesy Matti Sue Nafie by God’s will, and unceasingly, home expecting to hold their in prayer. God so desperately He has answered our prayers. daughter in the morning for the wants us to call upon Him, seekOne day in particular, after last time. However, hundreds of ing His guidance and will so that having come down with a bac- people continually lifted Lyston He can answer our prayers and terial infection in her blood, Ly- in prayer through the night. fill us with hope. ston’s blood pressure and oxygen The next morning her oxyPlease join us in praying for levels were dangerously low, and gen levels were good enough Lyston as she continues to face her white blood cell count was to put her back on the regular many obstacles and challenges non-existent, having no way to ventilator, her blood pressure throughout the remainder of her fight the infection. Hope slipped levels were high enough to take journey in the NICU. God is so away quickly as the doctors pre- her off the medication, and her good, and my family and I praise pared Marianne and Raymond white blood cell count was in the Him for blessing us with this prefor the worst. Seeing Lyston normal range. Some may call it cious little one while we long for placed on an oscillating venti- impossible, but we serve a God Heaven like never before! Praise lator (the most aggressive kind) who speaks life and Lyston’s life the Lord that this world is not and started on her last round is a testimony to that. our home. of blood pressure medications, I cannot express the imporMarianne and Raymond went tance of holding one another up 1 John 5:14-15 Illustration by Rachel Brouhard

oftentimes a more serious punishment. Were the consequences of my actions because my father didn’t love me? Or because he found enjoyment in disciplining me? Quite the opposite. My father disciplined because he loved my siblings and me.

The rules he laid out were designed to teach me to love my siblings, and in a very similar manner, God’s law was designed to teach us to love each other. In John 13:34, Jesus says, “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” Each of the Ten Commandments in the Bible follows that principle. If you’re loving one another, you won’t murder; if you’re loving one another, you won’t steal; if you’re loving one another, you won’t lie.

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God’s law is simply a manifestation of his love. Just as there were consequences when I broke my parents’ rules, there are consequences for breaking God’s rules–some more severe than others. The God of the Old Testament and Jesus in the New Testament are truly one and the same. Jesus’ role on Earth was to be a witness to the people and explain God’s Law through acts of love. The acts of God in the Old Testament demonstrate the consequences of rejecting God’s love. Jesus said, “I and the Father are one. For the works that the Father has given me to finish–the very works that I am doing–testify that the Father has sent me” (John 10:30; John 5:36).



Takeaways from Week 1 NFL

Elisabeth Sewell Sports Editor Football is back! Like always, week one was completely unpredictable and thoroughly entertaining. Now that all teams have made their debut, here are a few of the takeaways we noticed. The Steelers need to make changes. After the drama surrounding Le’Veon Bell, the Pittsburgh Steelers don’t look like they are missing him with James Conner rushing for 135 yards and two touchdowns. However, it is evident that the franchise needs to seriously start looking at replacements for Ben Roethlisberger. He had five turnovers in his opener against the Cleveland Browns and struggled with the same problem all throughout previous seasons. Without TJ Watt’s block, the Steelers would have handed the Browns their first win since December of 2016. After barely scraping by with a tie against the worst team in the NFL, Roethlisberger needs to clean up his

game or it’s going to be a long season for Steelers fans. The Buccaneers found their offense, but the Saints still need a defense. The little strength that exists within the New Orleans Saints defense was nonexistent against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore, the 2017 defensive rookie of the year, struggled to maintain coverage and so did the rest of the team. However, even a good defense would have met their match in Ryan Fitzpatrick’s shocking performance. With Jameis Winston suspended, Fitzpatrick went above and beyond and showed the Bucs (and the rest of the NFL) just what he is capable of. If Fitzpatrick continues playing like this, the Bucs will have a decision to make regarding quarterback position when Winston returns. The Chiefs look solid. The Kansas City Chiefs looked excellent against the Los Angeles Chargers. Tyreek Hill did what he does best, scoring three times, once with a 91-yard punt return. For the past few seasons, the Chiefs have been a team that snags a playoff spot but always falls short once they get there. Will this be the year they can make a deep run in the postseason? The Giants have hope in Saquon Barkley. The Jacksonville Jaguars defense looked stellar during their win against the New York Giants. Even

though the Giants lost, there is a bright side for them, and his name is Saquon Barkley. Barkley didn’t play a flawless game, but he had stunning runs, including an amazing 68yard touchdown. He impressed coaches and players on both sides of the fields. Mack is good, but Rodgers is better. Khalil Mack made his debut with the Chicago Bears after a surprising and expensive trade. Mack proved his worth, recording a defensive touchdown and a strip sack. Both previously mentioned plays were against Green Bay’s backup quarterback DeShone Kizer, who took the field after an apparent injury to Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers returned to the game and did what only he can do. He led the Packers to victory with a 75-yard TD to Randall Cobb in the final three minutes of the game. This game will hurt for Chicago, but they can have some peace of mind knowing that they invested well in Mack. The Patriots just keep winning. Despite an offseason filled with rumors of trades and retirements, the New England Patriots are back to doing what they do best. Although Brady threw a pick and Gronkowski fumbled, the rest of the NFL should be worried. Brady, Belichick and Gronk show no signs of slowing down; in fact, they look like they are just getting started.

Southern predicts: LeBron to Los Angeles

How will the Lakers do this season after acquiring LeBron? Elisabeth Sewell Sports Editor One of the biggest stories in sports this summer was the move of LeBron James to the Los Angeles Lakers. He joined a team whose fans are used to greatness and expect it once again with the addition of arguably the best player in the NBA. People around the nation are voicing their opinions. Some think that the addition of LeBron will allow the

Lakers to rival the Warriors for the West, while others doubt his leadership will be enough for the Lakers to make a legitimate run at the championships this year. Here’s what Southern students had to say about this. Get a copy of the next issue for more questions and predictions. If you want your predictions in the paper or have a question you want others to predict, email

“I think Lebron will be a great dynamic for the Lakers. He sees great talent and work ethic in his teammates but knows they lack a leader. He’s willing to take the role and help push them toward a great season.” Reid Kim, sophomore, accounting

“I think that the Lakers are instant champs now. They already had the GOAT in Lonzo, adding the second best player in the league [LeBron] means game over for everybody else. The only challenge they will have is beating the Hawks now that they have Trae Young, but he won’t be enough to seal the deal.” Alex Bahn, junior, chemistry

“The Lakers will be a much better team this upcoming season because the addition of Lebron, Stephenson, Mcgee, and Rondo adds a lot of veteran leadership, and our young core will have significantly improved after another year of experience. The record might not demonstrate a drastic improvement, because the team is almost completely new and will undergo an adjustment period, however, by the time postseason rolls around, expect not only a playoff spot, but possibly a significant run.” Nathan Batres, junior, biology

“Wow, what an offseason! Even a staunch Lebron critic like me has to admit that adding Lebron to the Lakers instantly made Los Angeles a playoff contender. However, ironically enough, the franchise that made the most noise in signing Lebron James has quietly put together one of the deepest benches in the league. With guys like Kyle Kuzma, Rajon Rondo, Michael Beasley, Lance Stephenson and NBA Summer League MVP Josh Hart potentially coming off the bench, the Lakers will not only have a competitive training camp, but they will also be a very competitive team even in the stacked Western Conference. I think the Lakers will win between 50-55 games, which will probably place them in the fourth of fifth seeds. This most likely means a date in the second round with the Warriors, which will go to seven games, but ultimately send Los Angeles home for the offseason. However, if the Lakers sink to sixth and have to play the third seed (Thunder or Spurs) and the second seed (Houston), Lebron could power them to the Western Conference Finals, where they would still have to face the modern competitive horror we call the Golden State Warriors. In other words, all roads still lead to Oracle Arena.” David Runnels, junior, archeology

“I think the Lakers will do better. I mean, they are already doing well with Kuzma, Ball, Ingram and Hart. LeBron is an amazing basketball player. He can add some leadership to the team, and he has a similar play style to those already on the team. Lebron can bring the teams skills to a higher level. The Lakers are ready to step up their game this season, and I think LeBron can help the Lakers grow into a better team this season.” Marissa Chang, senior, biochemistry

“For the first time in eight years, the Los Angeles Lakers are back in a position to compete for a championship. With Lebron James on the team, everyone expects them to make some noise this year in the Western Conference. I believe that what will be most interesting is not how Lebron will do on the Lakers, but how all the other players will do around him. He will definitely be raising the level of play of all the young Lakers.” Caleb Miller, junior, nursing

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Food, food and food!

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Aji Peruvian Restaurant, Dos Bros and Thai Spice all give discounts. All you have to do is show them your Southern ID. For studying: Not only is 4 Corners Café less than five minutes down the road, but they also offer many good coffee options, and they open earlier than Southern’s library (7:00 a.m.). For those of us wanting another close option, Wired is right here in Ooltewah. Frothy Monkey, which is located in downtown Chattanooga, is

One of my favorite things to do is eat. At the beginning of my freshman year, my student mentor sent out a list of all the good places to eat in the Chattanooga area. Since then, I have only added to the list. Here are my restaurant recommendations. For student discounts: Southern Burger, 4 Corners Café,

another fun cafe if you’re looking for an outing. It has an extensive list of teas, coffees and yummy breakfast food. Karen Cruz, a sophomore nursing major who studies there a lot says, “I love Frothy Monkey. Everything about it is so cute! From the pretty yellow bathrooms all the way to how they serve their tea.” If you are going to make the drive to downtown, I would also suggest checking out Mean Mug Coffee. This is another really

awesome place to hang out with friends or study. For food: Public House, Yellow Deli and Taco Mamacita are three of the best places to eat if you just want a nice day out with your friends. Public House offers a wide variety of American food, Yellow Deli has lots of sandwiches, soups, and salads and Taco Mamacita has basically the best nachos and tacos around. For açaí: Last, but not least, açaí bowls. If you are into the new

craze of yummy smoothies with all the fruit you can think of, look no further. Southern Sqweeze, Local Juice and Main Squeeze Juice Bar have all the açaí bowls you could ever dream. If you are looking for a cheaper option, Mixed Up Cup in Cambridge Square have açaí bowls with $5 Mondays. So this weekend bring some friends and try out a new place! Photos courtesy of

Five places you can actually study Libraries: Collegedale Public Library 9318 Apison Pike Collegedale, TN 37363

Jeanina Mann Lifestyle Editor Sometimes it can be difficult to study or get your work done because of the many distractions that are constantly around us. Whether it is stress or other things on your mind, you need to know where to go to get stuff done. With that being said, the first step to have a productive study session is to purposefully put yourself in a place that keeps the distractions at bay.

Coffee Houses: Wired Coffee Bar 5707 Main St Ooltewah, TN 37363 Parks: Coolidge Park 150 River St Chattanooga, TN 37405

Red Clay Park 1140 Red Clay Park Rd SW Cleveland, TN 37311 Enterprise South Nature Park 190 Still Hollow Loop Chattanooga, TN 37416 Cambrige Square 9453 Bradmore Ln #201, Ooltewah, TN 37363 Bookstore: Barnes & Noble 2100 Hamilton Pl Blvd #315 Chattanooga, TN 3742

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Here are the upcoming therapy dog visits for McKee Library: Thursday, September 13 at 12p.m. Monday, September 17 at 6p.m. Tuesday, September 18 at 12 p.m. Thursday, September 27 at 3 p.m. 6th Annual Reynold’s Chair Symposium The School of Education and Psychology will be hosting the 6th Annual Reynold’s Chair Symposium on Friday, September 14th from 6-7:30 p.m. and on Saturday, September 15th from 9:15 a.m.-12:00p.m.

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