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Volume 103 Issue 9 ∙ Ad Majorem Del Gloriam

THE HILL UNITES AFTER THE ELECTION

By: Mariah Weinand Contributing Writer

A week after election day, Spring Hill students, faculty and staff, walked the Avenue of the Oaks silently in solidarity. Election Day 2016 will go down in history. Many Americans were shocked, many were celebrating and many were crying. As the world watched “Donald Trump President Elect” flash on television screens, emotions ran high. That same night, CNN broke news stating, “Protests Spread After Trump’s Stunning Victory.” In major cities throughout the country, such as Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, large sums of people gathered to protest against President Elect Trump. Throughout his campaign, many minorities in America felt discriminated against by President Elect Trump. Trump stated, “laziness is a trait in blacks,” called for “a total and com-

plete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States,” and, in reference to sexual acts with women, stated, “I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything.” Protesters gathered with signs stating, “Say no to Racism! Say no to Trump!,” and, “Mr. Hate leave my state!” The protests were not limited to these large cities. AntiTrump peoples were coming out to protests throughout the country, especially among college campuses. Protests were held at the University of California Los Angeles, University of Oregon, University of Illinois, University of Missouri, University of California Davis and many others. Julie Morales, who will graduate from the University of Illinois in May, attended the campus protest. “We were chanting ‘F--- Donald Trump for hours. People were yelling and some people were crying, but I didn’t really

Photo Courtesy of Alexis Mogil Students and faculty walk in solidarity through Rydex Commons on Wenesday, Nov. 9.

Photo Courtesy of Alexis Mogil Students unite with candles in front of St. Joseph Chapel on Wednesday, Nov. 9. see any Trump supporters around.” When asked what they were protesting for, Morales stated, “To show the people who feel scared that there are people who will fight for them.” Students throughout the nation are continuing to schedule protests against President Elect Trump. On Wednesday, Nov. 9, just 24 hours after Election Day, Spring Hill College President Christopher Puto sent out an email to the student body as well as the faculty and staff. Puto stated in this email that, “As we

undergo this transfer, I encourage everyone in our campus community to attend to the post-election words of both candidates. Each, in similar comments, affirmed the need for reconciliation, hope and respect for all Americans.” Students took President Puto’s words to heart and, rather than protesting, students chose to take a different type of action. A Facebook group called Spring Hill College Walk for Solidarity was created. The event was held on Wednesday, November 16, and began on the Avenue of the Oaks. Members of the community were invited to walk in solidarity to promote unity throughout the campus. Senior, Alexis Mogil, helped make the event a success. She stated that, “This event was Spring Hill College’s

response to the hate and division going on in the country. We were not protesting, but instead, we wanted to recognize and acknowledge differences across campus and in the community. The walk was to show we are all unified moving forward, and we will continue to love, not hate.” Students, faculty and community members walked down Avenue of the Oaks to Rydex Commons in silence and solidarity. Students held signs that read, “We Walk in Solidarity” and simply, “Love.” After arriving at Rydex, attendees were given candles that lit the faces of the crowd. Three students gave speeches encouraging unity and community throughout campus, despite whomever one may have voted

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Page 1 Story Continued... for. The ceremony ended with a prayer recited by Fr. Baylon, and students were encouraged to hug their neighbors. Senior, Connor Peth, stated that the event was, “So awesome. I am so glad to be a part of a community that supports each other.” An estimated 75 community members attended the event. Mogil said the event was, “a great success” and was grateful to all who attended. Emotions across the nation continue to run high. Jill Stein, the Green Party candidate, has raised millions of dollars to fund a recount of the votes in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. New York’s Gabriel Sherman reported that a recount was demanded after a group of computer scientists and election lawyers discovered evidence that election results in those states may have been manipulated. The Clinton Campaign has agreed to take part in the recounts. The Electoral College will meet on December 13 to cast their votes for the President of the United States. The recounts could play a role in how the college will vote.

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The Grey Area of Sexual Assault Comes To Light By: Darian Miller Editor-In-Chief

ten by Alanna Vagianos of The Huffington Post, says, “Whether it’s donating to an antisexual violence organization, volunteering for Survivors of sexual assault across the nation a crisis helpline, or reaching out to a survivor are, once again, finding themselves confronting who may be struggling ― there are so many their emotions amid the 2016 presidential election. ways to be supportive. And it’s critical that In 2005, Donald Trump was caught on microwe all step up to help.” The National Sexual phone during an interview with Access HollyViolence Resource Center, or the NSVRC, is wood, saying “I’ve got to use some Tic Tacs, just in an impactful source filled with contact inforcase I start kissing her,’ Trump says. ‘You know mation for local rape crisis centers, support I’m automatically attracted to beautiful — I just groups, law enforcement and medical personstart kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I nel that are available to assist anyone that has don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let survived sexual assault. you do it,’ Trump says. ‘You can do anything.” According to Kristen Houser, the chief pubOn November 8, 2016, 12 women accused lic affairs officer at the NSVRC, “This is the Trump of sexual assault only one week before the moment where the power of being an active election. Since the allegations have been made, citizen becomes incredibly important,’ Houser most of the charges have either been dropped or said. ‘And that’s something everybody can do did not make it to trial. While the accusations ― whether you’re a survivor, a significant other came forward, Trump made a remark that he did or just a caring individual.” The NSVRC is not see those types of advances as sexual assault. adamant in stating that survivors are stronger Once the video was released, the nation was than they think. In a similar fashion, the Rape divided on what is actually constituted as sexual Crisis Center encourages anyone who has assault. A once concrete definition was turning experienced sexual assault or knows a surviinto a grey area leaving many individuals asking, vor of sexual assault to report the incident as “How far is too far?” soon as possible and seek assistance physically In lieu of the 2016 election and recent accusaor psychologically. The SHC Wellness Center tions, the Rape Crisis Center, a part of Lifelines is also available as a counseling resource for Counseling Services, strives to reach out to those those in need of counseling. who have experienced sexual assault, abuse or According to the Public Safety 2015 Security rape. Located in Mobile, Alabama, Lifelines Report, 13 sexual assault cases have been reCounseling Services is a non-profit agency consistported from 2013 to 2015. In a combined effort ing of the Rape Crisis Center, the Consumer Credit to spread the importance of reporting sexual Counseling Services and the Family Counseling assault, the Spring Hill College Public Safety Center. officers put on several events throughout the When asked about what constitutes as sexual year to discuss information and true cases assault, Chandra Brown, the executive director involving sexual assault. SART also provides of Lifelines Counseling Services, said that, “It’s a counseling services and retrieve medical assisbroad category. It can include rape. It can include tance for anyone that has experienced sexual unwanted touching that can come from sexual assault. abuse, or even child molestation.” Brown further Courtney Wagoner, a junior attending elaborated that it can be a simple touch without Spring Hill College, expressed her concerns someone’s consent that can be reported as sexual by saying, “I do feel concerned since I have assault. friends who were sexually assaulted and are In an effort to encourage health and safety, the ashamed of their situation. It concerns me Rape Crisis Center will be hosting an event on the of how the girls in younger grades would be Spring Hill College campus called, “The Bystander judged as they grow up based on the standards Effect.” This event will educate students in how Trump feels about women.” Recently, it has to handle peers under the influence of alcohol or become more publicized when rape cases drugs in addition to victims of sexual assault. Those are dismissed or the defendants are found who have experienced sexual assault are often hesinot guilty. This fact alone has been causing tant to come forward. Brown says, “People think, unrest among those who have been sexually ‘What did I do to deserve that? What did I do for assaulted. Living in a country under the reign that person to talk to me that way, to engage with of someone that has been accused, but never me in that way? Why didn’t I fight against it?” This charged, of sexual assault has caused even is another reason why it is crucial for friends of more instability. those who have experienced sexual assault to assist More programs have been established with them in any way possible. the intention to encourage more survivors of Also, the Rape Crisis Center will be promotsexual assault to come forward and seek asing Sexual Assault Awareness Month which takes sistance. While the charges have been dropped place in April. The effort to spread the message against President Elect Trump, the impact of and importance of reporting sexual assault to the this election has truly hit home for survivors Rape Crisis Center as well as the Sexual Assault of the traumatic experiences of sexual assault. Response Team at Spring Hill College, SART, will For more information on reporting a case of include pamphlets, available counselors for insexual assault, contact SART at (251) 380formation on the Rape Crisis Center and contact 4082. Also, the Rape Crisis Center of Mobile information for reporting a sexual assault. can be reached at (251) 473- 7273. In a similar response to Brown, an article writ-


OPINION How You Can Beat Stress During Finals The

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By: Jacob Campos Contributing Writer Now that finals are right around the corner, some of us students may start to feel the stress of having to do well on our hardest exams of the semester. For some, stress is a good,

positive motivating force that allows them to buckledown and focus on their schoolwork; for others, stress is simply nonexistent and, therefore, does not affect their study habits whatsoever. For the rest, stress is a negative force and serves as an obstacle that hinders or, sometimes, stops them all-together from making any progress while studying. If you are reading this and are in the last group of students I mentioned, this article is just for you. Here are some tips that can help you manage stress levels. First, it will be most helpful to beat stress to prioritize and develop a time management plan. Realize which assignments and projects are most important and then determine how pressing each of them are on time. By doing this, you can more easily see how these tasks should fit into your daily schedule more appropriately. Also,

it is important to schedule in study breaks and personal time because each serve as a good way to relax and escape from work stress. It is also crucial to make sure your schedule includes an adequate amount of sleep. After all, receiving 6-8 hours of sleep enhances memory recall and has other health benefits. The more awake and alert you are, the better you feel. Second, develop realistic goals and expectations for yourself; and, when trying to achieve these goals, be optimistic in doing so. Carrying around a more optimistic, or at least neutral, attitude can only help one develop a more positive, go-getter mentality. Setting unrealistic goals usually leads to dissatisfaction and frustration at having not achieved them. Lastly, when it comes to managing stress, it may be helpful for you to meditate, exercise, and moderate caffeine intake. Taking a few minutes per day to clear your mind and reflect can help you find a mode of relaxation. Exercising helps dissipate excess energy that people typically use when stressed out; if the energy is less abundant, then so are the stress levels. Contrary to common belief, while caffeine can help students stay awake for those long nights of studying, too much of it can energize someone into feeling anxious. That’s it! A few of these tips

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may be helpful for some more than others; however, hopefully implementing these into your life can help manage stress for finals week up ahead. In the wise words of Glenn Turner: “Worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but it gets you nowhere.”

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What It Is Like Snowballin’ On A Budget

By: Conner Fincher Contributing Writer I’m terrible with money during the holidays. Correction, I’m terrible with money all the time. When I have it, I don’t make any organized budget, nor take care to prioritize where my funds go. When I do not have it, I’m content to go

without. Herein lies the battle that ensues during the holidays. Most of my shopping is done for others, and to “go without” buying gifts is not really an option in my household. This forces me to try to be conscious of my spending, but that doesn’t ever work. As I get older, holiday shopping becomes more dreadful and saving becomes harder. Buying gifts for my parents was easy when I was younger. They didn’t care what they got as long as it was from me. I have apparently reached a point in my life, however, when my crafted-with-love gifts just don’t cut it anymore. Writing homemade cards indicates that I ran out of time for a gift, and gone are the days of making crude paper snowmen and presenting them with pride. The choosing of the gift is stressful. How do you buy for someone who does not need anything? My mom never needs perfume, and she doesn’t wear much jewelry. My

dad got a new razor and underwear a while back, and I’m pretty sure he hasn’t asked for anything since. Anything they would be really excited about is wildly out of my budget, but then, I want them to be happy with their gifts. I usually default to going in on a gift with my sister, saving some money and no pride. After three years of struggling with Christmas gifts, I’ve learned that adults like nice, practical things. More importantly, those nice, practical things are quite expensive and completely out of the question for a college junior such as myself. No wonder Santa only brings toys to kids. So here’s where my lack of discipline with budgeting and funds becomes a significant problem. There are countless blogs with tips to save money during the holidays. Most begin by advising to set a budget, which, as previously explained, I am terrible at. The tip that has inspired Pinterest users across the globe, is homemade gifts. I’ve made some pretty cool gifts that my family really appreciated, and it did make the gift giving easier. What Pinterest and every advice column

about homemade gifts did not tell me is that, if you are not naturally artistic, DIY projects are expensive! I’ve often begun a homemade gift, hoping to save money while being meaningful. By the end of the project, though, I’ve spent more than I would have buying a gift. In theory, taking care of holiday shopping online can save money. You can track exactly how much you’re spending, and you can find the cheapest deals. Online shopping starts off great until I end up with a shopping cart of $75 plus shipping and handling. I do not have the impulse control to handle the power of the internet. When shopping in a store, I typically reach a point where the stress drives me to a deep self-loathing. Without the crowds, impossible sizes, and walking involved, shopping can become an all-day affair. This is what online shopping does to me. It’s too easy, and too painless, I always end up spending too much, and regretting it later. Saving money over the holidays is hard for everyone. If you’re like me, a mostly-broke, irresponsible college kid, it’s the ultimate test.


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(ABOVE) Walk of Solidarity organizers and speakers pose in front of St. Joseph Chapel. Photo Courtesy: Kerri Ebanks (RIGHT) Spring Hill’s Academic Affairs Office prepares for the holidays with a Christmas tree in the Rotunda Photo Courtesy: Rebeca Marroquin

THE HILL Spring Hill College men’s basketball team hosted the University of West Alabama for their game on Monday Photo Courtesy: Conner Fincher


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The news management team and the reporting staff wish the Spring Hill community a Merry Christmas and happy holidays! We hope you donut miss The Hill too much! Photo Courtesy: Kerri Ebanks

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Christmas Are You Interested In ROTC? On The Hill By: Tamiera Nash Contributing Writer

By: Riley Johnson Contributing Writer

It’s the most wonderful time on the Hill. Christmas time is always an exciting time at Spring Hill College. This year, there are many ways in which students can celebrate the holiday season. The grand illumination of Spring Hill College’s Christmas tree took place on Nov. 28 in the Lucey Administration Center (LAC) rotunda, which officially kicked off the Christmas season. “I truly enjoy the amount of hope and joy that comes with the Christmas holidays. It’s a time where faculty, staff, students, and their families come together to attend events, exchange gifts, and take a break from work and classes,” said Mike Freyaldenhoven, Director of Student Involvement. Campus ministry sponsors many of these events including Christmas caroling, selling poinsettias and Christmas wreaths to raise money for the International Service Immersion Program (ISIP) , an Advent Reconciliation Service, The Sounds of Christmas on the Hill Christmas concert and the lighting of the Christmas tree. “Caroling is so much fun. It really puts you in the Christmas giving spirit,” said ISIP participant, Annie Whitbeck. All money raised from the Christmas caroling will go towards the overall cost of the ISIP program. “Spring Hill voices must be beautiful, because this fundraiser has always been successful,” said Colleen Lee, Campus Minister for Service and Retreats. Along with caroling, members of ISIP will be selling poinsettias and Christmas wreaths. On Wednesday, Nov. 30, an Advent Reconciliation Service was held in St. Joseph’s Chapel. “This is another way to “prepare ye the way of the Lord” as we begin our Advent journey leading up to the birth of Christ,” said Billy Kavula, Campus Minister for Liturgy and Music. Following the prayer service, a number of Jesuits were available for individual confessions. To kick off December, on Thursday, Dec. 1, there will be a concert, “The Sounds of Christmas on the Hill,” in St. Joseph’s Chapel. This will be a collection of Advent and Christmas carols performed by the combined Liturgical Choirs and A Cappella group with accompanist, Brian Jones. This concert serves as a way for these Spring Hill groups to showcase their talents as they lead in song. “We hope that both events will help our campus community prayerfully prepare for Christmas and spread the peace, joy and love of the season to all,” said Kavula. Christmas will always be a special time at Spring Hill College. “Christmas on the Hill events are important as it allows us to celebrate Christmas as a Spring Hill family before we travel to be with family and friends over the holidays and directly connects to our Christian heritage,” said Freyaldenhoven. Before you head home for Christmas, do not miss the chance to check out the Christmas tree in the LAC rotunda.

The Air Force and Army ROTC programs from the University of South Alabama visited Spring Hill College to inform students about their programs. Air Force program Capt. Elsa Payton discussed a few different topics with potential future airmen who expressed an interest in joining. She discussed how students get involved, what is required of them as well as what they should expect from the program. Payton made sure to tell the students that becoming involved in this program is not necessarily easy, and it is not a program that they should take lightly. She mentions to students everything they had to do in order to become apart of the program as well as continue in it. In order to join the Air Force program, freshmen students need to enroll in AS101 and AS101L, and there is only a five hour requirement per week.This includes class time as well as physical training (PT). Upon the completion of freshmen and sophomore year students compete to attend a field training at a base in Montgomery, Alabama. Field training is a 24 day program that evaluates students to see whether or not they are ready to commision in the United States Air Force. Students need to hold a 2.5 GPA or above in order to compete for the opportunity to go to field training. In The Air Force ROTC program, students who complete the field training enroll in a three credit hour course requiring a new minimum of six hours per week or activity. After field trainings, students also begin receiving a monthly stipend beginning at $450 a month to $500 a month during junior and senior year. Students join these programs, Air Force and Army alike, for many different reasons. Some students join for family reasons to continue a line of service they have seen, others join to learn skills that they can take with them upon graduation, while others may join for the money that they receive during and after the program. Payton confirms what students can get a lot out of the programs and what the benefits of joining are even outside of the stipend that they receive. Students receive a lot from the other cadets in support for one another. Senior, James Dylan Thomas joined the program four years ago and is a proud cadet within the U.S. Army program. Thomas agrees that the program helps him and others in the program to build confidence, leadership abilities,organization and time management. He says the program played a great role in helping him through the completion of coursework and doing things on time. Thomas admits that, “the program is not the easiest thing to get through there will be difficulties juggling but ultimately it is worth it”. According to the cadets students get out of the program what they put in, and that it is hard to do if your head and heart is not in it. Class and field sessions can take a toll on

Photo Courtesy: Tom Burcham The University of South Alabama ROTC program in training a person’s body as well as mind if they do not keep up with the schedules they can be lost in time. Thomas made sure to mention that the higher you get into the program the more the program starts to expect from you. “The workout gets harder after joining. In the beginning students workout to pass the PT test. The further into the program that students begin to go to summer trainings and see what the actuality of army life is and the program grows to be even more realistic”, said Thomas. Some students are anxious and get nervous at the idea of workouts getting harder, class sessions outside of basic school growing in content, and losing more free time but Thomas has some advice for the students who are still interested in joining and enrolling in the class. Thomas said, “If you want to serve do not look at it like your just paying for school, you have to want to serve and want to do something bigger than yourself. You meet really cool people they are some of the most genuine people you have ever met in your life. But you have to want it beyond just your own financial gain.” The benefits of joining the program from a student’s perspective is paying for school, the monthly pay, you are ensured a job after college and being active duty upon graduation. Students who are interested in enrolling into the class are advised to go in confident, be on time, work hard to be physically fit and do not show weakness. After students sign up for class they should show up in uniform, be prepared for PT in the morning class sessions as well as field time. The Army program and Air Force programs are two separate entities and do not overlap though there are differences in the programs the end results are similar. Captain Payton as well as Cadet Thomas both support this program and the benefits in participating as a positive initiative a student can take in their success.. If you are interested in joining you can find more information at AFROTC.com If you are interested in joining you can find more information at ArmyROTC.com


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Badger Basketball Teams Seek Improvement By: Conner Fincher Contributing Writer Spring Hill’s basketball teams continue their seasons with hopes of improvement. The women’s basketball team started out strong. The Badgers beat the University of West Alabama 55-54 in their first game on Nov 11. The Badgers fell short in their exhibition games, losing to Southern University on Nov 12, and again to the University of South Alabama on Nov. 17. Two victories and two losses down, the women’s team has a steady foundation for a successful season. According to women’s head coach, Karen McConico, “We’re off to a good start right now. I think we’re a good team this year. We returned all of our starters from last season and we brought in eight new players. We have a good combination of youth and veterans, and I think that’s really helping our team.” McConico explained that this season, the ladies are going

above and beyond their efforts in previous years. She says, “The reality of it is, they are holding themselves to a higher standard, they’re working hard, they’re getting in the gym, and it’s definitely making a difference.” The women’s team traveled to Pensacola, FL on Nov 22 to face off against the University of West Florida. McConico noted that this game would help determine where the team truly stands. She explains, “It’s going to be our first true test. We’re looking forward to it so that we can gauge where we are, and then we can make adjustments.” The Badgers lost 51-81, but as the team practices and continues to play through Christmas break, they hope to improve and become stronger altogether. The men’s team started on Nov. 22. They traveled to Jackson, Tenn., to play their first game against Union University. The team fell short, losing 53-66. Head coach Aaron Niven said, “Our season has been a learning one. We

Photo Courtesy of SHC Athletics. Junior Walter Massey (22) & Sophomore Brandon Fischer (21) get in position. to play defense against the University of West Alabama Tigers.

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have a lot of new guys and a lot of young guys. We are getting better each and every night and I really like the progress the guys have made. ” In last night’s home game against the University of West Alabama, fans were hopeful when in the first half the Badgers took the lead. During the second half, though, the opponents made a comeback, ultimately winning the game 65-61. Despite the loss, the team is training, keeping their focus on victory. Niven expressed to fans, “I would encourage people to keep supporting this team, as we are getting better every day and we are not close to reaching our full potential yet. We are going to be a tough team to beat come conference.” As both Badger basketball teams continue to compete and train, they will work towards improving and making fans proud during next semester.

Photo Courtesy of SHC Athletics. Senior forward Alishia Drayton-Lewis defends the paint.

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WHO IS THE MATCHING GUY?

One of Reddick’s many matching outfits. By Tom Burcham Contributing Writer Throughout our lives, we are surrounded by the

opportunity to express ourselves. Some people have a stamp collection, others a coin collection. We are all unique in a way that is

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interesting to everyone beside ourselves. For junior Ian Reddick, making sure his clothes match is especially important to him. This isn’t ordinary matching where certain colors and shades should be paired with others. This is logo and character matching. Ian, who is from Memphis, Tenn., plays on the rugby team and is double majoring as well as double minoring. He looks to join the M.O.C.C in the following semester, and he is a die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan. This strong loyalty for the Lakers allowed Ian to express himself in a way that even he never would have thought. “I have always loved the Lak-

ers, and when I went to the mall, I saw an opportunity. I couldn’t stay away from a Lakers shirt and matching hat.” So, an expression and a lifestyle were born. Ian is now the owner of more than 20 combinations of matching shirts and hats. “It all started in college. Had you told me I would be wearing matching shirts and hats every day in high school I would have told you that you were crazy.” The majority of his combinations are of super heroes and sports teams. Captain America and Superman top the list of Ian’s favorite super heroes. “I’ve always been a big comic book and superhero guy,” Ian said. The Lakers are a sports franchise that is not only Ian’s favorite, but is his family’s favorite, all the way back to his grandparents. It was the Los Angeles Lakers that started a trend that shows no sign of slowing down. When asked whether or not the matching continues at home Ian simply said, “Yes. In fact, any time that I am not in a suit for an event or at rugby practice, I am wearing my matching shirt and hat.” Ian says that wearing the shirts and hats allow him to “express himself and let him feel more confident.” He sees it as a way to be himself and

just feel good in his own skin. Not only do the combinations let Ian be himself, they give others happiness as well. On a mission trip to Honduras through his church, Ian brought his combinations with him, and it was well received. The children in Honduras loved his combinations. They wanted to see what combinations he was wearing. The children would “try and steal my hat because they thought the hat was cool,” said Ian. It was a way that would “bring smiles to kid’s faces,” and it was something that Ian never thought would have an effect on anyone. Ian also wants to continue the combinations for as long as he can. Ian wants to continue the combination trend into his professional career. As an aspiring international lawyer, he says he will find a way to continue the combinations. He does not know exactly how, but he wants to figure out a way to continue his trend. As Ian continues his trend of matching shirts and hats everyday, remember to be the person you want to be and be confident in everything you do. Good luck to everyone as we approach finals week.

ON THE SPOT Best Christmas Present ever?

(across fROM the Shoppes at Bel Air)

Dominique Howard Senior

“A video Now, with That’s so Raven..”

Hayden Pritchard Junior

“A legit Spiderman set, it was sick bro.”

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The student newspaper of Spring Hill College, Mobile, Ala., issue 5, fall of 2016.

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