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SpringHillian the

November 18, 2010

Volume 91, Number 10 Mobile’s 1st Collegiate Newspaper

Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam

Changes Training grenade found on SHC campus in store for Italy Center DEMARCO WILLS Co Editor-in-Chief A training

grenade was found on campus near the patio of a student’s apartment this past weekend.

JACOB BROWNING News Editor The summer 2011

session of Spring Hill College’s Italy Center is going through some changes according to Kyle Trusgnich, Italy Center Recruiter. These changes are about bringing the center closer to what people are looking for, providing students with more opportunities while providing increased flexibility and increasing marketability to non-SHC students. “The new program will allow you to do a lot more and make a lot more decisions and choices to fit your lifestyle and See TRAVELER page 5

It was around 4

p.m. last Saturday when senior Adam Beathard was standing on his patio outside of his apartment when he saw what appeared to be a grenade lying on his patio.

“When I first saw it, I had to do a double take to make sure that it was a grenade,” Beathard said. He noticed that there wasn’t a pin in the See EVACUATION page 4

A look back at the fall semester

Photo by Amanda Hymel Meghan Kacic enjoys pieing a Delta Chi at the event “I Pie Delta Chi.”

additional pictures from the fall semester on pages 8 and 9

Students engaging in high risk behavior JASMINE WILLIAMS Op-ed Editor College-aged

students may not be as educated on safe sex as health officials hoped. An article by the University Chronicle, reports the findings of the National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior (NSSHB) published Oct. 1, 1824 year old men use condoms only 45 percent of the time and 18-24 year old women use condoms only 38 percent of the time. Spring Hill College students and staff believe a variety of reasons contribute to why 18-24-yearolds might engage in unprotected sex. Senior Ashley Foxworth thinks See RISKY page 2

A ‘neighborhood joint’ where everyone is invited to stop by for a bite to eat DEMARCO WILLS Co Editor-in-Chief If you’re not paying atten-

tion driving down North Claiborne Street, you might just miss it. The Blind Mule is fairly new to the Mobile restaurant scene opening for business in 2007. It is already widely known for its menu items, drink specials, exhibits of local art and showcases of live music. Co-owner and Chef Rick Barfield describes the Mule as a “neighborhood joint” that everyone is welcome to come out to.

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The SpringHillian’s tour of Mobile’s college hangouts “We have regulars and they know each other so it makes a great place for people to come and meet new friends.” When deciding to open a restaurant, Barfield wanted it to feel more like customers were coming to a buddy’s house than an actual place to eat which is the reason why they bought a smaller

space. Barfield said, “We wanted something that had a relaxed neighborhood feel to Photo courtesy of the Blind Mule it that anyone could A band is getting ready for their performance at imcome in no matter prov music sunday at the Blind Mule. how you dressed. Alfredo and massive plates of It’s a friendly place; salads with homemade dressings the kind of place where everyone that can only be grown in the knows your name.” South with names like Swamp The menu can be described as Ranch and Bayou Bleu. Southern with an Italian flair With Barfield’s cooking to it. It offers a spicy twist to a See THE BLIND page 3 classic pasta with its Cajun Shrimp


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Campus Briefs Alpha Kappa Alpha Food Drive The Pi Rho chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. will be collecting food and cans in the student center for the Yes We Can! can and food drive. Student Art League Print Day Student Art League is hosting a print day in the caf. Yes, we are bringing the “baby” press back for a second go. Bring a T-shirt and get it printed with a fresh linoblock design created by a Student Art League member for $3. If getting an awesome T-shirt isn’t enough, learn about the history and techniques of printmaking from art students. Fall Play set for November 18-21 Spring Hill College’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts will present “The Rimers of Eldritch” by Lanford Wilson. Performances begin at 8 p.m. General admission is $10, $5 for students. SHC Harry Potter Night

Come join us for Defense Against the Dark Arts, Wicked Wand Making, Crazy Trivia, lots of Harry Potter prizes, Hogwarts goodies and treats, and so much more! Quick Health Tip Good hygiene is very important. Don’t forget to bathe and keep those teeth brushed. Smelling good sometimes separates a good night from a great night.

Jacob Browning News Editor

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lack of education and options may be to blame. Foxworth said, “A lot of students come from conservative schools and backgrounds where abstinence is enforced over safer options and alternatives. Then they come to Spring Hill where … options aren’t provided anywhere. Students aren’t educated or feel that the problems that come along with unprotected sex don’t affect them.” According to “The Body: The Complete HIV/AID resource” there 2002 survey found that only 16 out of the 133 Catholic colleges reported having contraceptives available to students. When asked why Spring Hill College doesn’t offer alternative options. Dodie Ward, a counselor in the Wellness Center and Lynda Olen, director of counseling said, “We are under the indication that the Catholic faith doesn’t promote their usage. We can’t promote them but there are many other places where students can get what they need. We want students to make informed and educated decisions.” Fr. Anthony Wieck teaches Human Sexuality and Marriage at Spring Hill College and said that “College is about choices. And sometimes we make risky choices. The hope is that we learn from these choices and come out stronger and wiser by the time our four years of college are over. One of the more risky behaviors regularly engaged in on a college campus is premarital sex.” Some of the risky choices include “hooking up,” which junior Meaghan McGurr said doesn’t really have a concrete definition. “I consider ‘hooking up’ as sex. But it could mean a lot of things. If someone says they ‘hooked up’ I would at least think they made out.” In 2005, the Core Alcohol and Drug survey was distributed randomly to 562 Spring Hill College students –95.5 percent of whom were “typical” college

age range of 18-22. The Core Alcohol and Drug survey is used to measure alcohol and drug usage, attitude and perceptions among college students. One particular question asked students to rate the degree of risk people take when they act in certain ways. Among these students, 56.7 percent of Spring Hill College students feel that regularly engaging in unprotected sexual activity with a single partner is a “great risk.” Whereas, 84.8 percent feel that regularly engaging in unprotected sexual activity with multiple partners is a “great risk.” Spring Hill College’s perceptions towards unprotected sex as a “great risk” with single partner vary by 27.7 percent to the College’s perception toward unprotected sex as a “great risk” with multiple partners. The NSSHB findings also showed that when in a committed relationship, college-aged men and women were 50 percent less likely to use a condom. Senior Brannan Griffin said he believes that “people rely on other forms of prevention and focus more on not having a child than on avoiding getting an STD (Sexually Transmitted Disease), especially if they trust their partner.” Spring Hill students and faculty also noted another factor that may come into play when young adults have unprotected sex: alcohol and drugs. According to the 2005 Core Alcohol and Drug survey conducted at Spring Hill College, students were asked whether or not they had sexual intercourse in the last year, and 55.6 percent said yes. If yes, students were then asked did they drink alcohol the last time they had sexual intercourse? Of these students 23.9 percent said they used alcohol the last time they had intercourse. Wieck stated that “when a student engages in risky behavior such as premarital sex

it is no surprise that condom use significantly drops. Significant quantities of alcohol are usually involved and also impair judgments.” Junior Ruth Borque thinks that students engage in unprotected sex or refrain from using condoms “because they use other forms of birth control or are in an altered state of mind.” This risky behavior of having unprotected sex has several serious consequences. Some of which include the risk of contracting a sexually transmitted disease, infection or HIV/AIDS. According to the University Chronicle article, 19 million new sexually transmitted infections occur every year, half of which occur between 15-24 year olds, according to the National Prevention Information. Wieck stated that premarital sex is risky for a number of reasons. “Condoms do not fully prevent the spread of STDs which are numerous and profligate tremendously. Many are also unaware that oral sex (which clearly is sex, just in another form) is also a common way for STDs to spread. “More concerning,” Wieck says, is “the supposed ‘need’ to engage in these behaviors to find intimacy and a sense of power. When in reality people become more and more needy and less empowered by such relationship.” Ward says “the theory of the ‘hook-up’ behavior is that’s what’s normal. There is no dating or getting to know the other in process. A lot of students don’t have set boundaries.” “The current ‘hook-up’ culture as witnessed on popular TV shows today and lived out by some in the Fairways Apartments are signs of great fragility in students,” Wieck says. “They feel they have to go home with someone just to fight interior loneliness and feel more accepted by their peers. This is very sad.”

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Harry Potter Night Fall Play: The Rimers of Eldritch Karaoke Superstar Stomp the Hill Praise and Worship

7:00 pm 8:00 pm 8:00 pm 9:00 pm 9:00 pm

The Cloister Arlene Mitchell Theater The Cloister Byrne Hall St. Joseph chapel

SGA Freshmen Senators Fr. Campbell Center of Student Involvement Delta Gamma sorority Campus Ministry

Faculty/Staff Bowling Night

7:00 pm

Skyline Lanes

Michelle Hackman

Community Mass Destin’s Tree Dedication Annual Harvest Tea Student Mass

11:00 am 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 9:00 pm

St. Joseph chapel Behind Fine Arts Building Byrne Hall St. Joseph chapel

Campus Ministry Lynda Olen Delta Sigma Theta sorority Campus Ministry

Admissions Visit Day Last Lecture: Fr. Lucey

8:30 am 7:30 pm

Student center Byrne Hall

Brandi Lyndall John Koch

Women’s Basketball vs.Dillard University Men’s Basketball vs. Dillard University

5:30 pm 7:30 pm

Rec center Rec center

Jim Stenett Jim Stenett

The Blind Mule promotes local music artists Continued from page 1

expertise coming from a culinary school in Italy, he recommends the lasagna to anyone coming to the Mule for the first time. “We get rave reviews on that [the lasagna]. I went to culinary school in Italy and that’s where I learned to make it. Our lasagna is not like the normal American kind. There is no mozzarella cheese in it. Italians don’t use that in their recipes” Instead, Barfield read from the menu that the “Meaty Lazanya” is seasoned ground beef, creamy béchamel sauce, parmesan cheese, sautéed mushrooms and red onions and pasta all smothered in homemade marinara sauce. If customers are looking for something different to try, he usually points customers to the Mahi

which was listed as Barfield brags our food, but definitely “100 Dishes to Eat that the Blind Mule for our artistic venue.” Before You Die In won the Nappie award, Barfield said. Alabama”. given by the Lagniappe, Barfield believes However, for best cheap date. in promoting the local someone looking to get If you’re coming artists around the area. off with a bill under to eat or just hang out, He sees the Blind Mule $10, the burgers as more than just are the best option a place to eat. according to “We think of Barfield. ourselves as “More incubators for than likely you’re creative ideas. going to take it We’ve done home because it’s plays, dinner and massive, so it’s a show and art like you’re getting festivals. We try to two meals. If be involved with you’re looking for everything artistic something lighter, as we can. Artists go for one of the are always looking salads. They’re for a venue to huge and only hang their art, $6.95.” and we try to be Sophomore that outlet. Some Adrian Johnson Spring Hill College said, “After I students have finished the Bayou displayed their art burger, I didn’t Photo courtesy of the Blind Mule here.” Two trombone players warm-up for their know what to do The Blind Mule performance at the Blind Mule. with myself. I’m is all about making glad they don’t “honest” food kick you out once you the Blind Mule offers according to Barfield. pay your bill because much more than being The restaurant prides I needed to take a just a restaurant. itself on making minute.” “We’re known for everything in house

even down to the salad dressings. “Everything is made from scratch. We don’t open any freezer bags.” Barfield said. He believes that in the long run, food made from scratch is better for you because it’s not full of preservatives or anything else. Barfield wants people to know that the Blind Mule is the kind of place to go when you’re looking to grab some food and just relax. “You can come here to read the newspaper, read a book, study or whatever you got to do. You can grab something to drink and head out to the courtyard. This place is very relaxed and the people are friendly too.” With its unique dishes and neighborhood feel, the Blind Mule is the one of those good places to eat that you only know about if you’re a local.


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FDA proposing bolder health Evacuation occurred warnings on cigarette packets after discovery of KATELYN IKNER Co Editor-in-Chief The federal

government has proposed new, bolder health warnings to appear on cigarette packaging and in cigarette advertisements. This new requirement will be considered the biggest change in tobacco health warnings in 25 years. According to a article titled, “More graphic cigarette warning proposed,” it will include “nine new larger and more noticeable textual warning statements and color graphic images depicting the negative health consequences of smoking.” FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg feels this new requirement will be helpful in deterring people from smoking. She said in the article, “When the rule takes effect, the health consequences of smoking will be obvious every time someone picks up a pack of cigarettes… This is a concrete example of how FDA’s new responsibilities for tobacco product regulation can benefit the public’s health.” Currently, the public can help select the nine images. Now through Jan. 9, the public can select from 36 proposed images to narrow down the images to the final nine

which will appear on cigarette packaging. These images will begin to be used no later than June 22, 2011, with the required date set for Oct. 22, 2012. As a current smoker, Senior Adam Beathard said, “I really hope it does deter people from cigarettes….because I’ve got to quit soon. However, I don’t actually think that they will be able to put such things on the packets because it will be inappropriate and indecent imagery.” According to the article, “More graphic cigarette warning proposed,” the United States is not alone in proposing such labels on cigarettes. Anti-tobacco advocate Richard Daynard said in the article, “Canada has had similar labels for at least five years and they’ve been very effective in reducing consumption there. It’s an absolutely costless way to get information to people in a way that they will actually pay attention to it.” Senior Chelsey Collins believes these new health warning will be successful. “I think it will be an effective way to keep people from lighting up, because if the negative effects are right on the package, people will think twice about engaging in such unhealthy behavior,” said Collins. However, in the article, “More graphic cigarette

warning proposed,” the Director for the Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education at the University of California at San Francisco, Stanton Glantz, said he believes this new regulation will lead to tobacco companies suing. Glantz said the companies can sue claiming that publishing these warnings would be too onerous. Hamburg said on the day this regulation was proposed that, “Today, FDA takes a crucial step toward reducing the tremendous toll of illness and death caused by tobacco use by proposing to dramatically change how cigarette packages and advertising look in this country.” According to the federal government, tobacco use causes 443,000 deaths every year in the United States. Tobacco use remains to be the leading cause of premature and preventable death in the United States. An estimate of 30 percent of cancer deaths in the United States are related to tobacco use, according to health officials. According to the federal government, there are 46 million smokers in the United States. 20.6 percent of these smokers are adults and 19.5 percent of high school students.

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grenade, and there was a hole in the bottom indicating that the core was missing. “When I first saw it, I was still in disbelief and laughing because I found it odd and funny. As more people talked to me about, I started taking the situation a bit more seriously,” said Beathard. Beathard commented not knowing anything about grenades, and none of his roommates were in the apartment either. He picked up the grenade and carried it outside away from the apartment. Then, he notified his Resident Assistant Jen Griffin and Area Coordinator Robert Brooks who told him to notify Public Safety of the situation. One of the Public Safety officers, who Beathard commented was an ex-Marine, was sure that it was a training grenade. The officer believed that it came from the golf course, which was a training ground for soldiers during World War II. Beathard said, “The grenade had some rust around it, but it didn’t look that old.” Even though the officer was sure that it

was a training grenade, they still had to follow procedure and evacuate the apartment building. Since the incident, there has been no investigation of the incident about who may have thrown the grenade and why.

Public Safety Reports

On November 6, 2010, Public Safety received a report that a water fountain had been torn from the wall on the first floor of the New Residence Hall. The Common Room furniture had also been overturned and the ceiling panels knocked down within the elevator. On November 5, 2010, a student reported that his vehicle was missing from the parking lot at the New Residence Hall. He reported that the last time that he knew that his vehicle was parked in the lot was two weeks prior. A Public Safety officer found the vehicle undamaged, parked, and locked on campus on November 7, 2010. The vehicle was returned to the owner. On November 9, 2010, a student reported that some of her medication had been taken from within her room in the New Residence Hall.


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Alpha Sigma Nu to induct members for 2010-2011 MOBILE, Ala. – Twenty-two students at Spring Hill College will be inducted on Monday, Nov. 22 into Alpha Sigma Nu, the premier honor society for Jesuit colleges and universities. The ceremony will take place at a luncheon on campus

that will feature remarks by Kate Gaertner, national executive director of Alpha Sigma Nu. Induction into Alpha Sigma Nu is the highest honor Spring Hill College confers upon an undergraduate student.

Juniors Brock Boone Hannah Etheredge Ginger Frander Stacey Gallodoro Taylor Hill Nicholas Kelly Lauren Klapp Kelly Lucash Keri Sims Hannah Zimmerman

Alpha Sigma Nu honors students at Jesuit institutions of higher education who distinguish themselves in scholarship, loyalty and service; to encourage those so honored to understand, to appreciate, and to promote the ideals of Jesuit

Fairhope, AL Mobile, AL Phenix City, AL Kenner, LA Baton Rouge, LA Cullman, AL Cincinnati, OH Manchester, MO Daphne, AL Louisville, KY

Seniors Kelsey Anbuhl Stephen Bertucci Ann Butts Chelsey Collins Abby Cowart Robert Farrell Lynne Fritscher Nellisha Gonzales Isaac Kessler Lauren McCarthy Zachary Quinn Cecelia Venker

education. Student membership is conferred on not more than 4 percent of the junior and senior class. Candidates must rank in the top 15 percent of their class. The 2010-2011 inductees are below.

Mobile, AL Chalmette, LA Mobile, AL Rutledge, GA Mobile AL Mobile AL Covington, LA Inglewood, CA Evansville, IN Cantonment, FL Baltimore, MD St. Louis, MO

Faculty Honoree: Dr. Sergio Castello, Spanish Fort, AL

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Traveler or student options available for Public Relations Council of session one and two attendants at center Alabama recognizes three Continued from page 1

what you need,” said Trusgnich in a meeting on Monday. The summer session as a whole will be split into two sessions. Session 1 will be from May 24 to June 11 and session 2 will be from June 11 to July 1. “Having two sessions create a lot of versatility, a lot of opportunity,” said Trusgnich. According to Trusgnich, the first, shorter session will be more traditional. It will consist mainly of coursework. The second session will be mostly about travel. Four classes will be offered for the first session ranging from art history to independent study.

“Independent study goes by kind of a case by case basis. It really depends on what professors we have over the summer, who we can get, what interest we have from the student body. I wouldn’t bank on it, but we could talk about it,” said Trusgnich. Session one students can join session two with two options: traveler or student. “If you go to session one, you have the option to go to session two. But you have two options: you can go as a traveler or as a student. If you go as a traveler you will go on our trip with us. You will pay for it, but you will not receive credit. If you go as a student it is like you’re a full blown session two student. You have to pay

for that as well, but you’ll get to credits for it,” said Trusgnich. The travel course consists of SSC 250 Social Problems: Italy, Europe and the Vatican. The course will lead students from Croatia to Bosnia and finally back to Bologna in a five week tour. The costs for session one will be $2445 plus personal travel costs, including a plane ticket. If a session one student wants to join session two for the trip, they will pay an additional $2000. The session two students will pay $3485 plus personal travel costs, including a plane ticket. For more information email Kyle Trusgnich at or call (251)380-4355.

communication arts students

MOBILE, Ala. – Three Spring Hill College Advertising and Public Relations Organization (ADPRO) students have been awarded Bettie Hudgens Memorial Student Awards from the Mobile Chapter of the Public Relations Council of Alabama. Alicia Reeves of Puxico, Mo., ADPRO president; and Caitlin Teahan of Jupiter, Fla., ADPRO vice president of promotions, were honored for spring 2010. Lauren McCarthy of Cantonment, Fla., Lambda Pi Eta Communication Honor Society president, was recognized for fall 2010. The students were selected based upon GPA, community service, campus activity, samples of work/portfolio, and general understanding of the industry. These winning students are eligible to compete for the PRCA-State Student of the Year Award in the spring. This award is named for the late Bettie Hudgens, a long-time SHC professor of communication arts. For more than 30 years, she was a teacher and advisor and a PR practitioner. Hudgens was the driving force behind expanding the interaction between students and professionals, building a bridge to higher education, and caring about the future of the profession.

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Opinions & Editorials

A guide to becoming the ‘honest’ friend At what point do you have to step up and become don’ts of criticism. “While it may be frustrating, it that type of friend? There is always that friend that is is sometimes necessary to ‘make nice’ when sharing bluntly honest with their fellow friends, in attempt to constructive criticism. For example, if your friend has improve their character, keep them from being hurt or been wearing clothes that aren’t flattering on him or just put them in their place. her at all, you may have to say something like, ‘I love But at what point does someone the clothes you used to wear...I think they were really say “I’m going to be that friend”? I think flattering on you,’ rather than ‘Wow, ALICIA BARBOUR friends are there for a reason and everyone you look so awful and fat in the Life and Culture Editor needs some constructive criticism every clothes that you’ve been wearing once in a while; especially if you’re being these days!’” a little over the top. Think back to the past There is no need to be rude to your friend, so try few times you’ve felt like you were being to phrase what you’re saying in the nicest way possible a bad friend. Did you apologize? If you without being too nice. If you’re too nice or joking about didn’t, you probably should. the subject, they probably won’t take you seriously and And what if your friend does something you might as well not have said anything at all. embarrassing but nobody says anything? It falls on With giving constructive criticism comes taking your friends to tell you when you’re doing something it, of course. One of my parent’s favorite sayings to me embarrassing. and my sister when we were kids was, “If you can’t take According to’s instructions on “How to it, don’t dish it out.” So many people are willing to give Give a Friend Constructive Criticism,” you should think criticism, but aren’t willing to listen to it if it’s toward before you say something. “Don’t start offering a friend themselves. “Getting feedback is a valuable tool for constructive criticism with something that will put them self improvement. Sometimes it is hard to hear that in a defensive mood. Saying ‘No offense, but...’ will not do you are not perfect but the truth is, you’re not,” reads you any favors, because your friend may get unnecessarily’s “The Ultimate Guide to Giving defensive. Just work the constructive criticism into a and Taking Constructive Criticism.” conversation.” If they don’t take the hint at this point, you “If you refuse criticism you will end in poverty and may need to be a little more pointed with your remarks. disgrace; if you accept criticism you are on the road to The instructions continue on to the do’s and fame” Proverbs 13:18

I thought I would have it all figured out by now I know I am not the only person that feels this way, but it feels like this semester has flown by. I just feel like I started writing for The SpringHillian yesterday and now here I am writing my last article. But, to be quite honest I do not know how I have survived this semester. Between being the co editor-in-chief of The SpringHillian, interning, senior seminar, working, maintaining relationships and classes; it has been an experience, that is for sure. It seems like ever since this crazy semester has started, every minute of my life has been planned out. But, in a way my entire life has been planned out…that is until now. When I graduated high school it was not even a question of if I was going to college. It was a question of what college are you going to? Now that I am a mere 170 days away from walking down the Avenue of the Oaks and receiving my diploma, I don’t have a plan, for the first time in my life.

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I have spent countless nights thinking about “what do I want to do with my life?” The answer is “I don’t know.” I know at the beginning of the semester I wrote about how I absolutely wanted to go into broadcast journalism, but after a while my instincts started telling me that this is not what I was supposed to. These instincts are usually correct and I am going to listen to my instincts. There is the possibility of graduate school, but that option is just not right for me right now. I do plan on going back to school to get my master’s, but I need a year to regain mental sanity. I do know one thing; I am going to take the next year after I graduate to do some soul searching to figure out what I am supposed to do. In the end, I can only make myself happy. I am not going to do something because my parents, teachers or friends want me to; I will do it because I want to do it. I thought I would have it all

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figured out by my senior year, but I don’t. Not having my future planned is a little scary. Although it may be scary, I am ready for the next chapter in my life. Do not KATELYN IKNER get me wrong, Co Editor-in-Chief I have gained so much by coming to Spring Hill. Not only have I grown as a person, I have gained life experience that is going to be valuable wherever life takes me. I guess you could say I have had “the Spring Hill experience.” But, it is just time for the next chapter. I guess until I get it all figured out, I will just walk around aimlessly, with no plans and take in every last moment here and let it all set in. But, in a way isn’t this a luxury? Because if you have no plans anything is possible, right?

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Jasmine Williams Opinions & Editorials Editor

A look back at the fall semester Unfortunately, this is my last op-ed. I am more than confident that entire Spring Hill College community is devastated by this. So, in the spirit of Kanye West, I am going to JASMINE apologize late. Yeah WILLIAMS right, this is Op-ed Editor my opinion, if you don’t like it, jump to the next section. In light of the spirit of Spring Hill College I am going to reflect on what I have learned during my last first semester along with what I have learned while on the SpringHillian staff. 1) Senior year is overly stressful and does crazy things to people. I was very ignorant to save some of those harder classes till the end. I may never know what I want to do, and I am content with that. As a religious cynic, I have learned that I do not need religion, but I definitely need God. 2) The apartments get old…quick; but random late nights of talking, snacking or simply doing nothing with people who mean everything are always priceless. 3) Twitter is not dummy-proof contrary to popular belief. Umbrellas hate me. I remain the most directionally challenged person I know. Maybe those sorority sisters See MY LESSONS page 7 Advisor Stuart Babington

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Financial aid and the American dream With my recent financial fiasco in funding my education, I can understand why college students in London rioted outside the Conservative party headquarters last week. According to an article on, the new education proposal passed in London will allow universities to charge £6,000, or $9,600, to £9,000, or $14,400, in tuition a year. With this new plan, students would borrow money from the government and wouldn’t have to pay it back until they earn at least £21,000 a year (about $38,000 at current exchange rates), they would then pay 9 percent of their income above that level to settle the debt. The debt would be wiped out after 30 years. Before this, universities in Britain were heavily subsidized resulting in students paying little back in college fees. As a result of this change, students violently attacked the headquarters of the Conservative party by throwing stones,


smashing windows and stampeding over the local police.This powerful act of protest is probably the personification of every college students’ dreams once they realize how expensive a free ride is in college. Since I was a wee lad, I’ve been conditioned to strive for higher education. There were always two things adults told us to do if we wanted to make it in this world: eat our vegetables and go to college. My senior year of high school I had no idea what I wanted to be or what I should major in, but I knew I had to go to college. With no idea about college and the skills I needed to survive it, all I knew was I needed to be college bound if I wanted to make it big. However, the college superstructure doesn’t have the same dreams of grandeur as our parents had when they sent us off to get an education. If anyone remembers FastWeb, a free online scholarship search service, they might remember it as being a big waste of time. At

least, those are my fond memories with that website. One of my old teachers applauded the site referring to it as “a vast resource that every college bound student needs to use.” I can tell you I probably applied for over a thousand scholarships, received confirmations of my application being submitted by half of them, yet I was never once considered for any of those scholarships. However, ask the person who referred you to FastWeb, and they can give you this beautiful Cinderella story of someone who funded their college education through that very site. Recently, the Alabama Student was cut again, and the same thing will be happening to the Pell Grant according to a previous article in the SpringHillian. It’s getting harder and harder to find free money and government aid seems to only come in the form of student loans which really know how to kill a person’s spirits. I find it highly contradictory that the U.S.

wants us to be educated and lead our country into a future of prosperity. The U.S. DEMARCO WILLS Co Editor-in-Chief tells us the only way to do this is to get a college education, but sticks us with a bill once we finally get the degree in hand. So by the time some of us graduate, we’re in so much debt we can’t afford to finish school or rightfully apply our degree to our field. The American dream hinges on the notion that if we work hard enough then we can amass wealth and comfort. So, they construct these colleges as a platform to stand our dreams on, but these “colleges” resemble something similar to high schools in their procedures once you break it down to its simplest components subtracting out things like internships, dorm life, etc. Is just me or could I have stumbled upon a conspiracy?

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THE SPRINGHILLIAN? Applications are being accepted for the spring 2011 position of student-editor of the weekly campus newspaper, The SpringHillian. To be considered, interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter (explaining your reason for wanting to be considered) to the Division of Communication Arts. The application deadline is Tuesday, November 30. It is reccomended that the student-editor be enrolled in the class CMM400/401 during the spring 2011 semester. EDITORIAL POLICY

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My lessons learned from this semester Continued from page 6

of mine can be trusted. I watch way too much reality television. I am very opinionated and I can be a bully…sometimes. 4) Blogging is hard. Being a successful blogger takes true talent, a rock star personality, millions of random ideas and an open mind. I’m working on it. 5) Sometimes the best of friends are the ones that come in three’s, and the ones you became close with only 3 months ago. 6) Appreciate the good things in life, like “free music,” Pandora, Grooveshark, chicken pizza from Pizza Hut and Subway. That’s all I am saying. 7) Some of my classmates are actually talented at other things besides what they do on the weekends. I am sure they will all do great things in life. 8) The Comm Arts building needs another computer lab and Macs are not man’s best friend, despite contrary belief. People actually read my articles but will only email me when something is wrong. Journalism: The Thankless Job. 9) The best friends are the ones you don’t see to often. But when you do see each other, you talk like it was just yesterday and it works out…beautifully. 10) I am aggressively progressive when it comes to civil rights, human rights and social justice. At times overly aggressive and I love it!

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Life & Culture

A look back at fall 2010

Alicia Barbour Life & Culture Editor

Photo by Adam Beathard The panel of speakers for the P.R.I.D.E.-sponsored event prepare to speak for “Coming Out Day.”

Photo by Katelyn Ikner Steven Koch breaks it down on the dance floor at the Fall Ball.

Photo by Dr. Babington The Springhillian staff poses on the steps of Stewartfield before completing the final issue of the semester.

Photo by Katelyn Ikner Above: Gabriela Diaz and Chelsea Auvibert pause for a picture during the 2010 Fall Ball, sponsored by CPB. Right: The ladies of Phi Mu pose together with their new “Lion King,” Max Westendorf. Westendorf pulled the heart strings of the crowd with his touching speech about his girlfriend after coming out successfully in every round previously. Photo by Rachel Buzbee

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Photo by Katelyn Ikner Joshua Wing and Margot Fontenot tear up the dance floor together at the 2010 Fall Ball.

Photo by Amanda Hymel Edwin Burgess enjoys the whip cream he just got pied with for Delta Chi’s “I Pie Delta Chi” event.

Above: The Chemistry Club blows things up with chemicals in celebration of Chemistry Week. Right: Deven Arnold struggles to see after he has been pied. The Delta Chi’s event was held outside of the cafeteria and anyone could pie a Delta Chi member in the face for $1. An auction was also held to pie Sarah Loge in the face at the end of the night. Photos by Amanda Hymel

Photo by Rachel Buzbee Runner-up, Evan Yearwood poses after the pageant with the 2010 crowned winner, Max Westendorf.

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Student Spotlight: the Taylor twins

oriented toward volunteer work and have continued that at Spring Hill through and Jacob Taylor have a lot the Foley Center, where to say about themselves, they volunteer together but they definitely aren’t all at the Children’s and talk. Women’s hospital. They You can tell them both expressed that they apart by Jacob’s shorter would have volunteered hair; other than this small whether or not it was for physical difference, the a scholarship. “It kind of two freshmen are identical makes you grateful for what twins from Mobile, Ala. you have. A lot of kids don’t The Taylor twins have what we have. While both attended Alabama we’re worrying about our School of Math and grades, they’re worrying Science, which they about dying of cancer,” transferred to after their said Joshua. “We usually sophomore year of high do between three and five school. “Once we got in, hours,” explained Jacob. we were amazed,” Joshua While still at SHC, said. They enjoyed the fact Joshua wants to secure a that ASMS had trimesters spot in medical school. “I instead of semesters, as want to continue being in SHC does. “I the senate,” said loved all of the Joshua. He feels environmental like that is a great classes I had way to make a there,” continued difference in our Joshua. school. He is also Jacob’s part of the vibrancy favorite part committee, which of ASMS was encourages school the diversity of spirit. students there, Jacob wants which was also a to travel down factor in why he different paths enjoys Spring Hill from high school College. “Being for the next three Photo contributed by Joshua Taylor years. “I want to get in the language Jacob and Joshua Taylor are freshmen at Spring more involved with and cultural community helps Hill College and identical twins with big aspira- religious stuff here,” also,” added Jacob. tions for their years at SHC. said Jacob. He wants At Spring Hill, to get more involved with in high school. He was on Jacob is a business, the activities committee his religion while here at management and that planned prom and Spring Hill. He also wants marketing major while winter formal, as well as to stay on the SGA to help Joshua is a biopsychology small, weekend events. his fellow students. One of major. The twins are his biggest goals is to make “Sort of like here at Spring roommates at Spring Hill, Hill, where we have CPB, his class more family-like. which they’ve continued that’s what I was doing,” Jacob is thinking from being roommates said Jacob. Jacob was also about double majoring in in their high school dorm involved in KEY Club and Computer Information room. “This is our third Systems because he is very volunteered at the Ronald year being roommates,” McDonald House. “I also interested in technology. said Joshua while Jacob did a nifty program called Both twins enjoy “getting to joked, “We can’t be apart ‘Pull-a-Tab,’” Jacob added. know people.” from each other.” Jacob collected tabs from Joshua, on the Both students were other hand, enjoys creative the top of cans to raise accomplished at ASMS, money for the Ronald writing. He is considering and plan to continue those McDonald House. minoring in English. accomplishments here at Both twins are very ALICIA BARBOUR Life and Culture Editor Freshmen Joshua

Spring Hill. “I was in the BETA club, the honors society, KEY Club,” said Joshua. He feels that his biggest accomplishment at ASMS was getting a student-run garden funded on campus. “When we started it, all of the students worked together,” explained Joshua. While Joshua organized the club, Jacob helped him write and propose the bylaws. In the midst of Joshua listing his accomplishments in high school, he included that he is very “spontaneous and random,” and that he “loves to talk,” much to Jacob’s entertainment. Jacob was the SGA representative of the pair

‘Coming Out’ Day JASMINE WILLIAMS Op-ed Editor On Nov. 10th

Protecting and Respecting Individuality, Diversity and Equality (P.R.I.D.E) hosted its “Coming Out” event at 8 p.m. in LeBlanc Room C. Students and faculty alike gathered together as a panel of college professors and local organizers spoke about personal experiences with sexual orientation and the importance of speaking up. Spring Hill College biology professor Dr. Culberson, Spring Hill College social science professor Dr. Hager, Foley Center Community Service director Dr. Orange, pastor of “Open Table” Ellen Sims, Rev. Marvin Kitten S.J with campus ministry and Robin Galbraith with served on the panel. Kitten addressed religion and sexuality and stated that “it makes no difference if someone if

gay or straight. If a person is honest with whom he or she is and with themselves, then their integrity is what matters.” Sims, pastor of “Open Table,” discussed how her church believes in strongly supporting the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) community. Dr. Orange addressed the suicides and feels that “listening to each other and understanding each other is the key. The inability to understand why something may be offensive is a form of sociopathy.” Dr. Culberson also mentioned the suicides a bit and admitted to being a more “user-friendly professor” on campus. Culberson credits his acceptance and openness to good upbringing and progressive parents “who never let me judge some See P.R.I.D.E page 12

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Coming up this week in Mobile... Date




Thursday, Nov. 18

Film: Toy Story 3 Trivia Night

6 p.m.

Saraland Public Library

Friday, Nov. 19

Lighting of the trees Improv Comedy Underground

5-7 p.m. 8 p.m.

Bienville Square Mobile Theatre Guild

Saturday, Nov. 20

Market on the Square International Food Festival

8 a.m. - 12 p.m. 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Cathedral Square Mobile Civic Center

Sunday, Nov. 14

Jazz Brunch

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Ozio’s Pizzeria

Monday, Nov. 22

DJ Trey Stein

8 p.m.

The Blind Mule

Get to know: Dr. Chris Dodsworth JACOB BROWNING News Editor

Dr. Chris Dodsworth has been teaching at Spring Hill College for two years, but has already impacted the lives of students. Dodsworth grew up in Dayton, Ohio and attended the University of Dayton where he earned a degree in electrical engineering. “I think my degree was actually called Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, whatever that’s worth. So I don’t have a B.S. or a B.A. I have a B.E.E.,” said Dodsworth. Electrical engineering and philosophy seem like a strange combination, but to Dodsworth, it makes complete sense. “In high school, we studied electricity as the last unit in our physics class. And I didn’t understand it but I really wanted to understand it, it seemed really cool. So I decided to study electrical engineering in college just so I could know how electricity works. And I succeeded; I learned

Photo by Jacob Browning Dodsworth has been teaching at Spring Hill College for two years.

how electricity works, it was pretty awesome,” said Dodsworth. But a doctorate in electrical engineering turned out not to be what Dodsworth was looking for. “I realized that if you have a Ph. D. in electrical engineering you are effectively an applied mathematician and I did not want to spend the rest of my life solving math problems…but I still wanted

to get a Ph. D. and be a college teacher… What do I like thinking about? Answer: God and ethics. Well, that’s philosophy, so there we go,” said Dodsworth. He went on to get his doctorate in philosophy from the University of Michigan and used that to get a job here at Spring Hilll College. “Some people would say that getting a Ph. D. in philosophy is exciting

because you have no idea whether you will get a job in it. We’re now advertising for two positions this year. We have over two hundred applications for two jobs. The odds of any one person getting it… not high,” said Dodsworth. Dodsworth really enjoys the classes he teaches, especially to freshman. He is teaching a new class this semester, the Philosophy of C.S. Lewis. “I think it’s gone really well. For a first shot class, it’s been a learning experience for all of us…I think that the books that I chose and the order that I put them in turned out to be really, really good ordering. That part worked out well,” said Dodsworth. According to Dodsworth, the C.S Lewis class is a result of five students requesting that it be taught. “Now word on the street is that people want a Harry Potter and philosophy class. Whether I will be the person to teach that or not, I do not know,” said Dodsworth.

Ceremony to be held in memory of SHC student ALICIA BARBOUR Life and Culture Editor Destin Doughty’s

tree dedication ceremony will take place Sunday, Nov. 21 at 1 p.m. outside of the Fine Arts Building facing the Student Center. “The tree isn’t planted, but it will be. It’s a Cathedral Oak tree, so it’ll be big and will be around for a long time,” said sophomore Emily King, one of the students who fundraised and helped organize the ceremony. At the ceremony, Fr. Richard Salmi will be speaking along with King and, according to King, “There might be another student who will speak.” King continued, “The ceremony will consist of Fr. Salmi blessing the tree and some people who knew Destin well have written things which we’ll read at See DESTIN page 13

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P.R.I.D.E. provides safe zone Continued from page 10 one for being different.” Dr. Hager spoke of personal experiences with her sister. Hager said, “My sister was a lesbian, and my daddy told me one day ‘your sister isn’t like the other girls.’ My mother often blamed herself and came to the realization that ‘it doesn’t matter what she is. She is my daughter and I love her.’” Hager also mentioned statistics about how attitudes towards sexual orientation are changing over time. “There is a lot of accepting,” Hager said, “but we still have to talk about.” Galbraith spoke of personal experiences with sexuality that drove her to start the networking website, “When I moved back to Mobile, I needed that support group. I never felt so alone.” It was this loneliness and a calling that Galbraith said led her to launch a website in hopes that no one who moves to a new city will ever have to feel alone. Why is it so important to “come out?” Galbraith said “because silence is deafening.” While the panel members whether lesbian, gay,

bisexual, transgender, questioning or straight, professor, organizer or supporter, they all seemed to agree on the same thing. Communication and support is the key to learning and respecting people of all walks of life. Senior and P.R.I.D.E president Adam Beathard was very proud of the organizations event. “We had a great turnout, with lots of speeches and information all around. It was more about awareness. We are always trying to raise awareness and gain support. It is about civil rights.” Junior Ashley Gaynor attended the event and feels it is important to have more events like this on campus. “We need this to better educate people. People are so one minded when it comes to sexually orientation. They need a broader sense of the world and love.” “This is extremely important” said senior Chris Smith who also attended, “the community on campus and in Mobile has a lot of progressing to do.” “We have to come together,” Galbraith emphasized, “and make the world a better place one person at a time.”

Black Friday shopping tips KYLIE BABB Ads Editor/Staff Reporter With Thanksgiving

approaching, now is a good time to start prepping for one of the most popular shopping days of the year… Black Friday. There is no doubt that men and women are already catching up on their sleep to prepare for their early bird specials. Some popular Black Friday products from the past are the coveted Furby, the popular toy Tickle Me Elmo and of course the iPod. This year everyone should be prepared for their after Turkey Day shopping. With a few simple tips everyone looking for a successful Black Friday will accomplish both the act of finding the best deals while keeping your energy going when waiting in long lines for the best deals. Tip #1: Get your beauty rest and be prepared. This could be the most important tip of all the tips. With a full belly of turkey and stuffing, it should

be easy to slip into your PJs and drift off to sleep. Most sales start around 5 a.m., meaning you’ll need to be standing at the door of your favorite store at around 4:30 a.m. to guarantee you’ll get the best deal. Making a list the night before of all your stops will also keep you organized while you’re pushing through holiday shoppers. Organization is key and will keep you on track when the hustle and bustle becomes overwhelming. Tip #2: Eat a hearty but healthy breakfast and pack snacks and H2O. They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Eating a healthy breakfast that is also filling will ensure that you have the energy to last throughout the day. Choose something that is light. A heavy breakfast will put you back into your turkey day food coma. Since there will be so much commotion starting See LEARN page 13

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Destin’s tree dedication Learn how to be a successful shopper Continued from page 11 the ceremony.” There will also be a small reception after the ceremony. The fundraiser last year raised about $800, according to King, and paid for the tree and a plaque that will be placed under the tree. “All in all, we spent around $500, so the remainder of the money is going to be given to a scholarship fund Destin’s family has established in his honor.” When asked what she thought this ceremony will mean to Spring Hill College, King responded, “I think to the SHC community this is a memorial to a great friend who we lost unexpectedly. Although the tree can never replace Destin, I hope this tree helps those still grieving Destin’s loss and gives them a little bit of closure. I really can’t imagine how Destin’s family is feeling. It must be so hard to lose your son, but I know they really appreciate the tree and it means so much to them to have a lasting tribute to their son on the SHC campus.” King looks forward to many people being at the ceremony, as there was so much interest and support for the fundraiser. “So many people inside and out of SHC donated to this fundraiser. The fundraiser was a success and it really meant a lot that so many people were touched by Destin’s life and wanted to contribute toward a tree in his memorial.” The students organizing the ceremony, King and fellow sophomore Tyler Bunn, wanted to have the ceremony in November, the month that Doughty passed away last year. Though they waited a while for the ceremony, they wanted to have the fundraiser during the same year. There was recently a Mass held in Doughty’s honor. “The mass was really meaningful. Fr. Anthony had personal involvement with Destin’s family on the day that Destin passed last year, and was the Area Coordinator for Destin’s residence hall last year so he knew Destin. So, that was special to have the personal connection,” said King. King also feels that Doughty would appreciate the compassion shown by the Spring Hill Community toward him. “I know Destin would appreciate all the love the SHC community has for him. The community has gathered around this fundraiser and he would be touched by how many people loved him and continue to remember how wonderful of a person he was.”

Continued from page 12 the moment you hit the first line, it is important to pack snacks and water. Staying hydrated will keep you from an unwanted fainting in the middle of a crowded store. Keeping your stomach satisfied will keep your energy levels up since not much time will be allotted for lunch breaks. Nobody likes a crabby shopper and we all know how some of us can get on an empty stomach. Tip #3: Don’t hesitate! Be confident in your purchase. This is also another reason that a list should be made before hitting the stores. If you find something you think is a good deal…BUY IT! If you don’t someone else will and don’t think that you aren’t being watched from a distance for that sweater you just can’t decide to get. If you set it down even for a moment, sally shops a lot will be right there to snatch it in a split second. Tip #4: Keep your receipts. This is a tip that must be followed. With so much action in the stores, shoppers must work quickly to get what they want. Dressing rooms aren’t always an option when

you’re diving into racks of designer clothes that for one day only are half off. It is not uncommon to see the whole store become a dressing room and men and women try on blouses over their own clothing. So keeping a receipt for when you get home and realize that you really can’t fit into a small is very important. Paying attention to return policies is also important so you can get your full refund if you have an unwanted purchase. Tip #5: Enjoy the memory. For many black Friday is a bonding experience. Whether it be the women of the family who all go out and shop till they drop, or the father and son who wait in line for hours just to get the best deal on a Playstation system. It is important to know that this is supposed to be fun. Getting the great deals is just a plus to the fact that Black Friday is bringing people together to spend their money and enjoy each other’s company. There will always be another pair of Air Jordans to buy or a sale on an iPod. So don’t fight with other customers, take in the moment and realize that you’re all out there together in the retail battlefield.

Student Reaction What is your opinion of states making alcoholic energy drinks illegal?

“I think it’s silly because, as adults we should be responsible enough to make our own beverage choices and know when enough is enough.” - Kelsey Berry Senior

“If you’re of legal age, you should be able to drink whatever you want; smoking causes cancer and cigarettes aren’t illegal.” - Jeff Johnston Sophomore

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Sports Volleyball ends season at SSAC Championship AMANDA HYMEL Photography/Sports Editor After a long hard

fight, the volleyball team says goodbye to the 2010 season after a loss against rated No. 1 Lee University in the SSAC Championship. The Lady Badgers had a close, impressive win against Shorter (32) in the semifinals, but were swept 3-0 (25-18, 25-20, 25-14) by the Flames. Spring Hill threw every trick in the book at the Flames in the first set, but Lee found answers for just about every challenge the Badgers could muster. With the set tied at 14 a piece, Lee broke open the deadlock with a 7-point run to leave the Badgers in a 21-14 hole and closed the set at 25-18. Reflecting on the game, Head Coach Peggy Martin stated, “Lee is a multi-talented team with no weaknesses, they

Amanda Hymel

Photography/Sports Editor

are ranked number one in the country for a very good reason: they are extremely

Photo by Amanda Hymel Yiting Cao received the West Division Player of the year award for the season.

talented and have a good shot of winning their first ever national championship. They were definitely better

than us. In games one and two we held our own and really ran out of gas in game 3.” The Badgers rallied from a 4-1 deficit in the second set to keep within striking distance of the Flames, but could not find the means to grab the lead as Lee turned their 20-18 advantage into a 23-18 bulge late in the match and a 25-20 win leaving Spring Hill down 0-2 in sets. Lee overpowered the Badgers in the final set and used an early 10-1 run to build a 14-7 lead that SHC simply could not respond to as Lee coasted to a 25-14 win. Junior Yiting Cao of Shanghai, China, led the Badgers ringing up 12 kills, 10 digs and two solo blocks with an assisted block. In her first season at SHC in 2010, Cao recorded 451 kills and an

attack percentage of .368 on the campaign. Freshman setter Taryn Nash of Independence, Mo., handed out 27 of the Badgers’ 29 assists and finished the season with a total of 1,028 assists on the year. As a team, the Badgers finished with a .105 attack percentage with 30 total kills, 36 digs, three aces and four total blocks. Lee (35-0) was paced by Kayla Carlisle with 11 kills, Gretchen Higdon with 21 assists and Arlene Ferreira with 11 digs and three aces. Overall, the Flames scored 46 kills for an attack percentage of .356 with five aces, 48 digs and 10.5 total blocks. Following the match, Cao and Nash were named to the 2010 All-SSAC Tournament Team along

with junior outside hitter Abbey Roam of Lebanon, Mo. Cao was also named the West Divison Player of the Year and garnered the Newcomer of the Conference award. SHC Head Coach Peggy Martin now holds 1,099 wins in her career. Martin stated, “Our goals for next year are to play tougher competition and to get better individually and as a team.” Spring Hill wrapped up the 2010 season with a 27-5 record - a 19-win improvement over 2009 when they finished 8-16. Martin is proud of her team’s accomplishments and stated, “This team deserves all the credit for turning a 8-16 team into a 27-5 one in one year. Everyone worked hard and accepted their roles and challenged each other to get better!”

Jaguar claws outmatch badger claws AMANDA HYMEL Photography/Sports Editor

The Jaguars clawed their way to a win against the Badgers this past Friday night with an 81-53 win at the Mitchell Center. The SHC men’s basketball team kept up with USA up until the second quarter reared its head. South Alabama had a steady pace going against the Badgers, but were only 11 points ahead of Spring Hill by half time. The Badgers performed well on defense, but could not rack up points offensively. The Badgers missed 10 consecutive shots, while the Jaguars’ Sophomore Rico Sanders scored 12 out of 19 points during a 4:31 run. Tim Williams sealed the deal with four more points, leading to a 30-point lead. While the Jaguars seemed to be on a

roll, the Badgers could not keep up. South Alabama’s weakness for the game however, was their free throws. South made seven out of their first eight, but then slid downhill when they could only manage two successful free throws out of their next 16. Junior guard Steve Edwards had an all time high of 17 points for the Badgers while junior guard Kyle Watkins racked up ten more points for Spring Hill College. Edwards gave credit to his team for his personal success. “The reason I was able to score was because my teammates do a great job of getting me open. My teammates work very hard to set great picks for me and that allows me to get good looks and allows me to score.”

Previous to the South Alabama game, senior center Nick Brown averaged 23 points and ten rebounds per game. The Jaguars were able to keep Brown quiet though this past Friday night. Brown could only come up with four points against South Alabama. Head coach Robert Thompson stated, “I thought South Alabama did a very good job defending Nick. Every trip they kept at least two guys around him. Nick hasn’t faced a double team this season and we just didn’t respond well after picking up three quick fouls. Nick will be prepared for the next opportunity.” The Badgers started off strong, but somehow lost their rhythm during the second half against NCAA Division 1 South Alabama. According to Edwards, the loss was turned into a gain

for the team. “As a team we learned that we have to play hard and be smart the entire game...if we play well, we can compete with any team.” Even though the Jaguars stole the spotlight away from the badgers in the second half, Thompson remains optimistic. “I was proud of how our guys recovered and finished the game strong. The last 10 minutes of the game, we outscored South 22-20.” The Spring Hill men’s basketball team (11) will travel to Shorter University (2-0) in Rome, Ga. to play a non-conference game at 7 p.m against the Hawks. Head coach Thompson commented on the season so far and said, “So far, I am pleased. Each game this season we have improved, particularly on the

defensive side. This team works well together and they are really making an effort to win the right way.”

Photo by Amanda Hymel Junior Kyle Watkins leaps over a University of South Alabama Jaguar for two points. Watkins racked up 10 points for the night. The final was 81-53.


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Lady badgers faulter to Men’s and women’s cross country Argonauts and Lions teams finish the 2010 season strong The Spring Hill College men’s cross country team finished 5th of 10 teams at the Southern States Athletic Conference Championships (SSAC) on Saturday morning. As a team, the Badgers scored 120 points and averaged 29:24.48 over the 8kilometer course and finished in a total team time of 2:27:02.38, shaving almost one minute off their time of two weeks prior. Junior Will Kirkikis of Kenner, La., was the top SHC finisher with a 17th place finish out of 64 runners in a time of 27:57.18, marking the 19th best time in SHC Men’s program history over the 8k distance. Junior Christian Boyer of Mobile’s McGill-Toolen finished in 23rd place at 29:13.21 and sophomore Thomas Kinsey of Fairhope, Ala., scored for the Badgers with a 29th place finish in a time of 29:48.41. Freshman Eric Mooney of Willoughby Hills, Ohio, was 30th in 29:48.73 and freshman Brennan Gaffney of St. Louis, Mo., finished in 38th position in 30:14.85. Freshman Fritz Boudreaux of Pensacola, Fla., was 39th in a time of 30:30.03 and senior Sean Christie from New Orleans, La., rounded out the SHC finishers in 40th place with a time of 30:38.47. Shorter University won the team title with a score of 15 points and sweeping the top six positions individually. Paul Chelimo of Shorter was the Individual Men’s Champion in 24:28.50. The Spring Hill College women’s cross country team finished 4th out of 11 teams at the Southern States Athletic Conference Championships on Saturday morning. As a team, the Badgers scored 106 Photos courtesy of

The women’s The Lady Badgers basketball team faltered to answered again and cut the University of West Florida lead to 34-39 when forward this past Friday night to a Higgenbotham dropped a score of 84-49 and then lost 6-foot jumper and senior to Southeastern Louisiana center Kimarie Bock made University this past Monday a lay up. Wright then made evening 89-64. the score 41-39 with only 25 Sophomore forward seconds left in the first half. Jackie Higgenbotham During the second tallied 16 points for the Lady half, The Lions shut down Badgers while freshman the Badgers when they made guard Tempey Hamilton a 50-39 cushion lead just had a total of nine rebounds. two minutes into the period. West Florida’s Spring Hill Kirstin McIntyre cut the lead matched once again to Higgenbotham’s just only a 9points and made point deficit, 16 points as well. but the Lady During Lions built the game, the another lead Badgers shot with a 77-53 20% (13-65) score. and only 35.3% Top (6-17) for three scorers for pointers. The SHC were Lady Badgers Wright with could not hold 16 points, onto the ball Photo by Amanda Hymel freshman though and gave Bria Bohanon lines up for a guard Bria up 24 turnovers three pointer against West Bohanon had Florida University. and only had 33 13 points, rebounds compared to the Bock added 12 points and Argonauts’ 49 rebounds. Higgenbotham made 10 For University of West points for the team. Florida (1-0), the Argonauts The Lions’ Aja had a field percentage of Gibson came off the bench to 60% (36-60) and made score 14 points and Shauna 61.5% of their three pointers Stewart scored 10 points (6-17). with 10 rebounds. The Lady Badgers As a team, SHC shot then traveled to Hammond, 45.1% (23-51) overall and La. to face off the 38.9% (7-18) from 3-point Southeastern Louisiana range, but the Badgers were University Lady Lions this outrebounded by the Lions past Monday night. 42-29. SLU shot a sizzling The Lady Badgers 52.9% (36-68) and made 8started off fast and managed of-17 (47.1%) from beyond to tie the Lady Lions 16-16 the arc. when Erica Wright made SHC committed 27 two free throws six minutes turnovers against 12 SLU into the game. Although the steals, but forced the Lady Lady Badgers fought to make Lions into 21 turnovers off six the score even, SHC could Badger steals. not come out on top for a Spring Hill (2-2) will lead. The Lady Lions then travel to Shorter University furthered their offense and (6-0) in Rome, Ga., at 5 p.m. pushed for a lead of 32-25. (6 p.m. E.S.T.) on Friday.

points and averaged 20:47.81 over the 5kilometer course and finished in a total team time of 1:43:59.04. Junior Kate Imwalle from Mobile’s McGill-Toolen Catholic High, was the top SHC finisher with an 8th place finish out of 77 runners in a time of 19:15.69, placing as the 7th best SHC women’s 5-kilometer time in program history and the best time for a female member of the junior class in school history. Sophomore Payton Tanner of Fairhope, Ala., finished in 19th position in 20:18.8 which placed her time as the 28th best SHC time in the Badger record book. Sophomore Melissa Menendez of Miami, Fla., turned in a time of 20:51.5 for a 28th place finish. Freshman Emily Dolan of McGillToolen was in 15th place at 20:22.96, the 30th best time in school history, while fellow McGill alum freshman Emily Dolan was 20th at 20:34.29. Sophomore Melissa Menendez of Miami, Fla., placed 31st in 21:16.49 and senior Ceci Venker of St. Louis, Mo., in 44th position in 22:29.61 to finish the SHC scoring. Other runners for SHC were freshman Anna DeWine of Cedarville, Ohio, who was 47th at 22:56.13, sophomore Rebecca Pol of Alpharetta, Ga., with a time of 23:17.13 and finished 50th overall, sophomore Kiearstan Carter from Mobile’s Murphy High who was 56th at 24:22.23, and junior Emily Stewart of Mt. Juliet, Tenn., in 24:45.40 finished in 60th place. With her 8th place finish, Imwalle qualified for the third consecutive year to run as an individual at the NAIA National Championships in Vancouver, Wash., on Saturday, November 20, at 10:30 a.m. PST. Junior Will Kirkikis and Junior Kate Imwalle both made the best running times for the men’s and women’s SHC cross country team during the SSAC Championships. Kirkikis finished in 17th place out of 64 while Imwalle finished in 8th place out of 77 runners. Imwalle qualified to run as an individual at the NAIA National Championship.

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Badgers give Jags a run for their money in the first quarter

Athletes of the Week

Photos by Amanda Hymel

Nick Brown Men’s basketball

Kimarie Bock Women’s basketball


DATE Nov 19

OPPONENT Shorter University

SITE AWAY (5:00)


Nov 19

Shorter University

AWAY (7:00)


Nov 20

Lee University

AWAY (1:00)


Nov 20 Nov 20 Nov 27

Lee University NAIA Nationals Southern Mississippi

AWAY (3:00) AWAY (12:30) AWAY (7:00)


Nov 29


Home (5:30)


MCC-Men’s Cross Country WCC-Women’s Cross Country MB-Men’s Basketball WB-Women’s Basketball

Freshman Alex Looney jumps as he sinks a shot over a South Alabama Jaguar defender. A jaguar outstretches his arm to block the ball.

Senior center Nick Brown goes up for a lay up during warm ups for the second half of the game. Nick had four points.

VB-volleyball RGB-Rugby WG-Women’s Golf MG-Men’s Golf


OPPONENT South Alabama

RESULT L:81-53


Nov 12 Nov 13 Nov 13

University of West Florida SSAC Championships SSAC Championships

L: 84-49 5th/10 4th/11


Nov 15

Southeastern University

L: 89-64

Junior guard Tyler Schwab drives the ball down the court up against a South Alabama Jaguar as he makes his way past the Jaguar.

Freshman center Blake Taylor jumps high to block the ball in an attempt to prevent a Jaguar from scoring.

Issue 10, fall 2010, of TheSpringHillian  
Issue 10, fall 2010, of TheSpringHillian  

Issue 10, fall 2010, of the Spring Hill College newspaper