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Springhillian Volume 97 Issue 4

Oct. 3, 2013

Lady Badgers wreck the Rams

See Women’s volleyball page 12

Issue 4 On the cover: The women’s volleyball team rallies together as they compete against the University of Mobile. The Lady Badgers defeated the Rams 3-0. Cover Shot and page 12 photos by Germain McCarthy

Springhillian Staff



Oct. 3, 2013


In this issue...

Inside News New Businesses come to Mobile see page 3

Inside Lifestyle

Inside Sports

A tour of midtown Mobile see page 8

Life as a two-sport athlete see page 12

Events of the Week 10/4 Women’s Volleyball vs. Faulkner University

Aislinn Shevlin Natalie Finnorn Advisor Stuart Babington Reporters Megan St. Germain Demi Jordan Tiffany Thomas Caroline Rodrigue Daniel Ochoa Lauren Rubin Germain McCarthy Anna DeWine

Come watch and cheer on the women’s volleyball team as they take on Faulkner University Friday. Where: Arthur R. Outlaw Recreation Center When: 7 p.m.

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Support the men’s soccer team as they take on William Carey University. Where: Library Field When: 3:30 p.m.


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10/5 Women’s Volleyball vs. Brenau University

The women’s volleyball team will compete against Brenau University this Saturday. Cheer on the Badgers to victory. Where: Arthur R. Outlaw Recreation Center When: 11 a.m.

Women’s Soccer vs. William Carey University

Watch as the women’s soccer team competes against William Carey University. Where: Library Field When: 1 p.m.

Men’s Soccer vs. William Carey University

10/10 Creagan Concert Series

The Archduke Trio will be performing Piazzolla tango music and Beethoven’s Ghost Trio. Admission is $10 and $5 for students. Where: Eichold Gallery When: 7:30 p.m.




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Mobile prospers as new businesses join the community By TiffanyTHOMAS

The City of Mobile continues to renovate and expand with a bevy of new businesses. While many Mobile shoppers have been delighted by the city’s two new Publix Super Markets, these additions are only the beginning of a new period of development. The next three years will see major growth in Mobile, which was spurred in no small part by the arrival of Airbus. Airbus is the world’s leading commercial aircraft manufacturer with subsidiaries in Beijing, Frankfurt, Hamburg and most recently Mobile, Ala. Mobile will go down in Airbus history as the global company’s first production facility in the United States. Airbus’s A320 family of aircraft, a line of commercial passenger jet airliners, will be assembled at the new Mobile location. Excitement has surrounded

Airbus since their July 2012 completed in 2016. 600,000 square foot shopping Reggie Copeland, the announcement to build in mall positioned around the Mobile. By 2018 Airbus Mobile City Council Hollywood Stadium Movie president, announced in expects to have around 1,000 Theater. The center will employees include at least at the $600 three large million retailers, two Brookley of which are Aeroplex rumored to be the factory which club warehouse they describe store Costco and as “the outdoor sports transportation retailer Cabela’s, and industrial respectively. epicenter of The Hutton the Central Group, which Gulf Coast.” operates out of Even more Chattanooga, jobs, 4,000 Tenn., will also approximately, Photo by be responsible will be created Airbus’s location in Mobile is the company’s first production for the widening facility in the United States. to fulfill of Satchel positions Paige Drive. related to aircraft June that discussion was Construction is projected to manufacturing, such as underway to further develop begin in February of next aircraft parts suppliers. The year and the completed the area around Hank Aaron first eight manufacturing Stadium. The project is called McGowin Park mall will employees will begin work employ approximately 1,200 McGowin Park and is being in November while the first Mobilians. headed by the Hutton Group, planes are expected to be LLC. McGowin Park will be a McGowin Park is perhaps

the largest confirmed development project coming to Mobile, but numerous smaller businesses are also on their way. Dunkin’ Donuts and Chipotle Mexican Grill have leased property on Airport Boulevard, as has Whole Foods. While these may seem like small changes, they add a welcome diversity to the typical Mobile restaurant and super market array. Mobile ranks amongst’s top ten cities on the rise alongside its fellow Alabama city, Huntsville. The NerdWallet article used a combination of population, median income, and airport passenger traffic to compile its list. Although Mobile has suffered a slight drop in employment, which is expected to change with the new flood of businesses, median income has been on a steady climb upwards.

The Spring Hill College campus receives a makeover By CarolineRODRIGUE

Spring Hill has worked tirelessly to improve campus infrastructure over the past two years; repainting railings around the Lucey Administration Center, replacing signs throughout campus for a uniform look, and touching up lines to denote the various parking spaces. This campus makeover has worked to blend its new modern acquisitions with the architecture and aesthetic beauty of the campus. Spring Hill continues to develop campus with the installation of an updated security feature at the Old Shell Road entrance. This is the only entrance for students and visitors who attempt to enter campus after 10 p.m. on weeknights. In previous years there has been a security arm that blocked this entrance, providing Public Safety with the opportunity to monitor

Todd Warren explained that to the previous security gate anyone attempting to enter the Old Shell gate has been which obtrusively stood in the campus after hours. air when not in use, detractIn the opening weeks of the removed for replacement. semester this security mea“It’s just a timing issue, and ing from the appeal of the the old gate was taken out entrance. sure has not been present and Warren those enterhopes that this ing after new gate will dark have be less connot been spicuous and checked for will contribute ID verificato the campus tion. Junior wide attention Raven West to uniformity expressed and detail, her concern highlighting with Public Spring Hill’s Safety’s natural beauty. current The gate will inability to Photo by AislinnSHEVLIN also serve as a barricade Plans to replace the old gate at the Old Shell Road entrance to more efficient the enSpring Hill College have been set in motion. choice for trance. “It’s security. “This worrying to gate should be a little easier to think that students or anyone before the final plans for the manage for the Public Safety else can come onto campus at new gate were put into motion.” Warren anticipates that team. They have a lot to do 2 a.m. and cannot be stopped in the booth, managing the or acknowledged by Public the replacement gate will be switch board for the entirety Safety.” an automated arm that will of campus as well as fielding Director of Public Safety draw in on itself as opposed

calls made to Public Safety and staying connected to the officers across campus,” Warren said. Public Safety has acknowledged the security concerns that are present with the lack of a barricade at this entrance. With the late arrival of the new gate, Public Safety has made several attempts to persuade students to slow down and stop without the forced barricade. “We put out cones which were ignored and run over. We try to have a Public Safety car in place to slow people down, but it’s dangerous to put a guard out there with nothing between them and a moving vehicle.” As of Monday night, a police barricade has been placed at the entrance to encourage slower speeds when entering campus. The new gate is set to arrive in approximately two to four weeks.




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The Multicultural Student Union plans exciting events for the fall By GermainMCCARTHY

The Multicultural Student Union has big plans for their upcoming programming year. MSU executives have set a busy and exciting agenda to raise racial awareness and get students involved in cultural-based activities. Spring Hill College is definitely not lacking in clubs and organizations on campus, but the Multicultural Student Union has been quiet for the past couple of years. President Josh Rocha said, “I wanted to give the club a fresh start. I really want to do some special events for students on this campus, and let everybody celebrate their heritage.” Rocha and the members of the MSU have already started to carry out their exciting agenda by kicking off the year with a Hispanic salsa night, hosted on Sept. 19, to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Throughout the last week of September, the Union served hispanic foods

in the dining hall to close out the month. “Next month is Italian heritage month! We will be having student speakers and events to celebrate,” Rocha said enthusiastically. Rocha took an interest in the MSU his freshman year. “I was looking for an organization to get involved in and it appealed to me. There was a lot of room for leadership, and diversity has always been a topic that interested me,” replied Rocha. The club hopes to expand and attract more members with their activity plans for the year. “Our main goal is to go to the international food festival downtown,” said Rocha. The food festival will celebrate its 30th anniversary in November. Make sure to come out to some of the events the Multicultural Student Union will be putting on throughout the year and if you’re interested in joining or participating, contact Rocha for more. information.

SGA starts off strong with a full Senate and new agenda By TiffanyTHOMAS

The Student Government Association is up and active on campus for the 2013-2014 academic year. For those students unfamiliar with the SGA, the goals of the Student Government Association are as follows: to provide services to promote harmony in the college community, to protect student rights, to articulate student responsibility, and to aid in the academic and social development of a progressive campus life. As an organization, the SGA has hosted two events thus far. The first event was

an ice cream social held at McKinney’s on Sept. 1 which gave a sweet start to the new semester. The second event was Spring Hill College’s first ever color run - Purple for a Purpose. The philanthropic 5K raised money to benefit the American Cancer Society. Aside from orchestrating campus activities, one of the SGA’s duties is to allocate funds for other student organizations. To any student looking to start a new club on campus, it is the Student Government Association that will decide how much funding that club receives. Any other required money must be

raised by the club itself. On the SGA’s agenda this year is a reevaluation of the core curriculum, raising awareness for the alumni office, and collaborating with the Chief Information Officer on campus, Margaret G. Massey. The privatization of College Lane is also high on the SGA’s list of priorities. The Student Government Association recently held their induction ceremony, welcoming a number of new members. Vice President Mary Catherine McKinley said, “We have a full senate now and I could not be more excited for the year!”

SHC students spread their love for science to local middle schoolers By AnnaDEWINE

The biology and chemistry departments are partnering up with the Foley Center to offer hands-on help to students at Denton Middle School, providing afternoon tutoring and experimental lab days. Dr. Deborah Fox, associate professor of biology, and Dr. Carolyn Simmons, associate professor and department chair of chemistry, are giving some of their freshmen the chance for an experience that will focus on service as well as learning. Fox’s service-learning course, Biology Community Service, is made up of eight freshman biology majors. Every Tuesday, four SHC students provide one-on-one help to 7th-graders who are struggling with the week’s

Fox’s pre-med freshmen temperature. biological concepts. Twice are serving others, too. The This is Simmons’ third during the semester, the SHC year leading her class will conduct “Partners in Scian hour-long lab ence” program. activity with the In the fall, her 16 middle schoolers. freshmen honors Last Tuesday, chemistry students Sept. 24, Fox’s are “adopting” one biology class or8th grade class at ganized an edible Denton. They will cell activity for visit the class five the 7th-graders in times this semeswhich they made ter to help with a model cells out physical science of cake, cupcakes and candy. lab. Photo by CarolynSIMMONS During their Alexis Mogil, Paige Guillory helps Denton middle schoolers create first lab of the freshman biology “atom cookies” during her service-learning class. semester, the SHC major, said, “It’s students helped a great opportunity to help local the 8th-graders children learn about the study St. Louis Scholars are volmeasure the density of liquids unteering at Victory Health of life. All of the children are and solids. “It was the first lab very energetic as well as will- Clinic by taking patient most of these kids had done. history, blood pressure, and ing to learn.” Even though it was run of the

mill for us, it was really cool for them,” Simmons said. Like both the middle schoolers and her college students, Simmons is enthusiastic about her service-learning class, too. “Many students don’t realize that their service work could be discipline specific. They deepen their understanding for the material while generally exposing them to needs for education in the community. They learn how to talk about science, relate to people, and adapt to different learning styles.” Dr. Kathleen Orange, Director of the Foley Center, is equally excited for these two science programs. “These programs show students that service doesn’t just have to be ‘soup kitchen service’,” Simmons said.




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First world problems: living in a golden age of television

By AislinnSHEVLIN Student Editor

In 1985, Hurricane Gloria wiped out power at my home on Long Island for eight days. I wasn’t alive yet, but my three older siblings, who were kids at the time, missed a cliffhanger episode of Family Ties with Michael J. Fox, due to the power outage. And they never got to see what happened until years later, when the show was in syndication. Doesn’t that sound like the plot of a horror movie? What if there had been a hurricane during the series finale of Breaking Bad on Sunday? No big deal, you can stream it later. Except you can’t. There is no instant streaming. No

Hulu, no Netflix, no illegal downloads. It’s all too disturbing to imagine. It’s a brave new world out there today. We can miss a show’s premiere, and it doesn’t matter, because we can watch it whenever we have time. When I went out this past Saturday night, I said to my friends, “I can’t wait to watch Saturday Night Live on Hulu tomorrow morning.” And I meant it! We are living in a golden


sible. Accessibility makes it harder to break through all the noise though. Not only are there heavyweight programmers like HBO and Showtime, which consistently produce great content, but on cable there’s also FX and AMC, which brought us Breaking Bad and Mad Men. Now even Netflix is producing original content, and their first original show, House of Cards, was nominated at the Emmy Awards.

I never watched Breaking Bad (I know), but the series finale on Sunday was a national event. It caused a sensation on Twitter and left fans devastated that their favorite show, one of the most lauded shows in history, was over for good. It made me think about how attached we can get to our shows and how personal a show can feel. TV dramas often require a recovery period after each new episode.

sort of get what all the hoopla is about. But it’s not that I was actively boycotting Breaking Bad, I just already have enough shows in my queue, so to speak. Since there are so many great options these days, it really makes picking a show to watch feel like entering a committed relationship. If you’re going to be exclusive, it better be worth it. At the end of the day, TV is a shared experience. Even if we’re watching our shows alone on our laptops, we participate in a dialogue the next day or tweet about them or rant to our friends about a plot twist. It’s nice to know that even in our culture of cynicism, we can all agree that meth addiction is riveting TV and Downton Abbey is an absolute treasure.

You talk about them with your therapists, and the characters begin to feel like an extension of yourself or a reflection of your dark side.

age of television and the way we consume television is evolving. The shows available to us have never been better or more readily attainable. Online-streaming makes watching TV an oxymoron, but also so much more acces-

Scripted television in particular is experiencing a bit of a renaissance. I specify “scripted” because I don’t want anyone to think I would associate Kim Kardashian or Honey Boo Boo with something positive.

You talk about them with your therapists, and the characters begin to feel like an extension of yourself or a reflection of your dark side. On a side note, I am obsessed with looking at meth abusers’ before and after photos so I


Should interns be paid for their work? interest. However, internship programs throughout the country have come under fire recently after interns took legal action arguing for payment for their work. The U.S. Department of Labor states in the Fair Labor Standards Act that interns

By NatalieFINNORN Design Editor

Most college students apply for internships to gain experience for their future careers. Some degree programs at Spring Hill College even require a semester internship. Internships are meant to be networking opportunities so that students can secure a job in the future. They also give students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in their field of

20 lawsuits have been filed and the press has latched on to the issue. Groups of students have become more proactive by jump starting campaigns for paid internships. A grassroots lobby group known as the Fair Pay Campaign is pushing the

ies. Living expenses are high in places such as New York and Washington D.C. Not many college students can spend thousands of dollars to do an internship. Positions would be filled by those capable of footing the bill which is unfair to those unable to afford the venture. In addition to an internship, taking a paying job could allow a student to pay for their expenses while interning, but long hours often make this option impossible. I think it is best to pay college interns or offer to cover their living expenses. If they are performing a job, they should be compensated for their work in some way. Companies would probably

Not many college students can spend thousands of dollars to do an internship.

cannot replace regular employees, and the employer providing the training cannot receive any immediate advantage from interns’ work. According to The New York Times, in June, a federal judge found Fox Searchlight Pictures in violation of minimum wage laws for not paying interns on the set of the Oscar-winning movie Black Swan. Since then, more than

White House to pay its interns in order to set an example for other employers. These events and actions have led to changes in policies at universities and companies. I understand many students receive college credit upon completing an internship. However, sometimes students need more than college credit. For example, the best internships are often in big cit-

avoid legal issues and have more motivated interns if they were paid.


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Greek Week 2013 starts off on a positive note with a display of greek unity between three sororities. Photo by LindsayALEMAN

Julie Kressig and Taylor Russ enjoy a quick bite in the Student Center Tuesday evening. Photo by AnnaDEWINE

A group of Badgers take a walk through campus while enjoying the beautiful Mobile weather on Tuesday afternoon. Photo by AnnaDEWINE




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Ashley Durant and Karen Finklea throw up the Delta Sigma Theta sign at their annual Girls Day Out event. Photo by DemiJORDAN

Teammates Amie Gilbert and Katie Dolan eat dinner outside after cross country practice. Photo by AnnaDEWINE

A group of girls grab dinner outside the Student Center and enjoy the pretty weather. Photo by AnnaDEWINE

Lee Leavitt serves the ball at practice Tuesday afternoon. Photo by AislinnSHEVLIN




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Mobile, the city with endless potential: Mid-Town By DemiJORDAN

Top 10 Restaurants

Looking for something to do close to campus? Try exploring the midtown area of Mobile, AL. Midtown Mobile has a very diverse range of restaurants to offer, from well-known chains to mom and pop shops. But if you ask any local, they will say the mom and pop shops are the hidden treasures of the city. Midtown is more than just a collection of restaurants. It is also home to several bars and pizzerias, as well as the location for Mobile’s two main malls: the Bel Air and Springdale. Midtown surrounds campus, so try a different scene and take an adventure around the area. See the top 10 list for a selection of diverse dining options.

1. Mellow Mushroom 2. Zea’s Rostisserie & Grill 3. Picklefish 4. Momma Goldberg’s 5. Brick Pit 6. Fuego 7. Ollie’s Mediterranean Grill 8. Boiling Pot 9. Mirko Pasta 10. Los Rancheros

Spotlight: Picklefish

Are you craving beignets? Look no further than Picklefish pizza on Old Shell Rd. This pizzeria puts a unique twist on the New Orleans favorite. The pizzeria boasts a large selection of drink and food specials all week, not to mention they also have wings specials for game day.

Top Fall Fashion “Must Haves” By MeganST.GERMAIN

Riding Boots

Riding boots are a great fall/winter investment. Dress them up with nice pants or jeans and a cute top, or throw them on with leggings and a big sweater. They’re easy to wear and very versatile.


Scarves are probably one of the easiest ways to bring some fun into the sometimes boring fall colors. Whether it’s a tank or a long-sleeved shirt, a fun printed scarf can help make your fall fashion wardrobe pop!

Fun socks

Add some fun high socks to wear with your riding boots! They come in all colors and designs and help express your personal style! They are great to add to a fun day outfit.


Vests are probably the most conventional clothing pieces in the South. Since it’s not quite cold enough to wear a jacket or coat, pair a vest with a long sleeve shirt and your favorite jeans, and you’re good to go.

Chambray Shirt

That’s right ladies, denim is back and an absolute must have for the fall. They come in many different shades and are extremely comfy to wear and easy to throw on!

Right: A few staple pieces of fall fashion are seen within this outfit.




On the spot

Top 10 Albums of 2013

Where are you going for fall break?

Oct. 3, 2013


By GermainMCCARTHY and TiffanyTHOMAS


Kanye West’s sixth studio album combines a myriad of styles with political and social commentary to create his most powerful work yet.Yeezus dropped to rave reviews and a spot on the Billboard Top 100.Yeezus made the greatest impact on the music world this summer and secures Kanye West the top spot.

“Portland, Maine”

Modern Vampires of the City

Vampire Weekend’s third album explores themes hitherto untouched by the rock quartet. Modern Vampires of the City examines mortality, God, faith, and the feeling of being forsaken. Vampire Weekend has grown beyond indie pop tunes about punctuation to more substantial themes, but they still retain their signature sound.

The 20/20 Experience

Justin Timberlake’s third studio album debuted in two parts. Part 1 gave listeners a more adult sound – smooth and retro with a strong R&B influence. Part 2 revealed an edgier, but less sophisticated Timberlake that disappointed some critics, but nevertheless pleased his fans.

JuliaARENSTAM Sophomore

Nothing was the Same

Normally, Drake makes it a point to share as much as he can on his projects, and Nothing Was the Same is Drake at his best. Although NWTS has only been out for a couple weeks, it has already made a big enough impression to earn one of the top albums of the year.

“Cross Country Practice”

Random Access Memories

Daft Punk’s fourth studio album combines the iconic undertones of decades past with a futuristic overlay. The electronic duo has been called the demigods of dance and for good reason. Random Access Memories dares listeners to stand still in the face of the fun dance beats.

PhillipTRAVIS Sophomore

“Mississippi State”

The Next Day

David Bowie takes back the limelight with his twenty-fourth studio album. Bowie hides the macabre lyrical content of his work behind the uptempo rock beats which have made him so iconic.

The Lumineers

The self-titled album from the Lumineers was graceful and catchy. The Lumineers seem to have mastered the use of their bodies as instruments and it makes for music that moves listeners emotionally and physically. Hand clapping, foot stomping, and whistles echo throughout this album. The album is simply an experience.

The Heist

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’s debut album put the collaboration on the map for many music fans. “Thrift Shop,” “Can’t Hold Us,” and “Same Love” became instant radio favorites, making Macklemore, Ryan Lewis, and Mary Lambert household names by the time the trio took the stage to accept the Best Social Message Song at the VMAs.

CaseyMCSWEENEY Sophomore

Acid Rap

“St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis”

Chance the Rapper’s second mixtape is also his debut to the mainstream music world. Touching on numerous genre styles, Acid Rap swings easily between R&B, rap, and jazz with idiosyncratic purpose. Sit back, relax, and let Acid Rap take you on a trip

Dark Star

Dark Star is Jaymes Young’s portrayal of an unfortunate love that he can’t get out of. It is a dark twist on the classic love story. Jaymes Young reaches an emotional level that Drake and Kanye West struggle to achieve with each album.

KatherineABALOS Junior




Oct. 3, 2013


Government shutdown reactions on Twitter @BarackObama:They actually did it. A group of Republicans in the House just forced a government shutdown over Obamacare instead of passing a real budget.

@JimGaffigan: Wow, congress isn’t taking the end of “Breaking Bad” very well at all.

@lynchcarmen: Let’s not get carried away it’s not like McDonalds shutdown.

@ billyeichner: There is literally no chance in the world that Taylor Swift is aware of the government shutdown.

@Bjnovak: I hope everyone’s 100% clear on the difference between a government shutdown and “The Purge”.

@hodgman: UPDATE: I just went to the post office and the zoo. BOTH CLOSED. Even when I broke in waving my passport around. NO SERVICE OR FEEDINGS.

Class Battles 1.What is your favorite meal in the Caf? Falon: “Veggie sandwich with peanut butter” Madeline:“Fried Chicken and Macaroni and Cheese”

2. Do you prefer using pens or pencils in class? Falon: “Depends on the class” Madeline: “Pens” Falon Humphries Junior

3.When you were a kid, what was your dream job? Falon: “A doctor and a teacher” Madeline: “A dolphin trainer at SeaWorld”

Madeline Ackles Sophomore




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Photo by AislinnSHEVLIN

Megan Gietl practices her swing in preparation for the upcoming tennis season.

Spring Hill College women’s tennis team welcomes a new coach this season By CarolineRODRIGUE

Spring Hill women’s tennis has begun practice for the 2014 season under a new coach Myrthe Molenveld. Hailing from Haaksbergin, Netherlands, Molenveld found her passion for tennis at a young age and took her talent to the United States on an athletic scholarship. Playing for the University of Louisiana Lafayette and Auburn University, Molenveld came out on top against

first time been assigned their nationally ranked doubles own individual team coaches. teams during her college career. Now as the newly This allows for more one-oninstated womShe has the potential to take us en’s Nationals... tennis coach at Spring Hill College, Moone attention between player and coach. Molenveld began lenveld is working to reshape the team as it prepares for the practicing with her team NCAA transition. in mid-September and has The men and women’s ten- already worked to make the young team stronger. nis teams, previously trained by one coach, have for the Within the first week with

her girls, Molenveld was able to assess the team’s current skill set and began improving their technique. Junior Megan to Gietl stated, “She changed my grip within the first two days of practice.” In tennis, having a variety of grips gives a player the opportunity to have different shots in their arsenal. The employment of certain prestigious grips will affect the end result of their

shot. “She has been out there watching us, making sure that we keep working on our technique and following through with what she has adjusted,” Gietl stated. Molenveld’s constructive advancement of the team’s skill set gives her players an advantage. “I think she can help rebuild the team. She has the potential to take us to Nationals, if not this year, then definitely in the years to come.”

Upsets and big wins characterize week five of the college football season By NatalieFINNORN

The top five teams held onto their spots in week five of the college football season. According to the AP poll, Alabama remains No. 1 after beating Ole Miss 25-0. No. 2 ranked Oregon destroyed California 55-16. Clemson defeated Wake Forest 56-7 remaining at No. 3, while No. 4 Ohio State won against Wisconsin 31-24. Taking the last top spot, No. 5 Stanford beat Washington State 55-17. One of the biggest games of the year happened this past

was unable to get past its own 35. Due to the loss, LSU dropped down to No. 10 in the AP poll, but the team One of the biggest games of the year happened this is still in the past Saturday between No. 6 LSU and No. 9 Georgia running for , as they faced off between the hedges in Athens, Ga. a national championship if they win with 4:14 to go, Georgia had their remaining games. GeorAaron Murray and Zach gia moved up to No. 6 in the Mettenberger put up big num- time to answer with a touchAP poll. The other big upset bers. Murray threw for 298 down pass to Justin Scottof the week occurred between yards and four touchdowns, Wesley making the score 44-41. With 1:40 left on the West Virginia and No. 11 and Mettenberger threw for 372 yards and three touchclock, LSU had the ball but Oklahoma State. West VirginSaturday between No. 6 LSU and No. 9 Georgia, as they faced off between the hedges in Athens, Ga. Quarterbacks


downs. In the end, the battle was with the clock. Although LSU was able to get on top 41-37


ia triumphed over Oklahoma State 30-21. This weekend’s big games include No. 4 Ohio State at No. 16 Northwestern, No. 15 Washington at No. 5 Stanford and No. 25 Maryland at No. 8 Florida State. In the SEC, Alabama will face Georgia State, LSU will fight against Mississippi State, and Auburn and Ole Miss will compete against each other. It should be interesting to see who moves up and down in the polls after week six.




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How does Sha Sha do it? By DanielOCHOA

Photo by DanielOCHOA

Sha Sha Buchanan is a two sport athlete playing on both the volleyball and basketball teams.

Imagine the amount of time and energy required for a student athlete to excel in the classroom and on the field. Now think about having to worry about playing two sports at the same time in addition to a full schedule of classes. Sha Sha Buchanan is a dual-sport athlete here at Spring Hill College, playing volleyball and basketball. These two sports are difficult enough on their own, but are exponentially more challenging since they overlap. This means that both sports are active at the same time. It is very difficult to manage time to study and practice at the same time. Buchanan

stated, “At times it can be extremely overwhelming because I have to be on top of my game at all times and find enough energy to study or finish my homework. Even though I have a tough schedule I just have to make sure I keep up with my school work before I travel or I’m on the road.” Buchanan has been playing basketball and volleyball most of her life so she can adjust to any changes that happen during the season. But being on both sports teams can really take a toll on the body, particularly if you have a long assignment or a project due. Buchanan said, “I have been playing two sports for my entire life so I’m used to

them overlapping. I usually miss about eight to ten games, which is tough because I want to be there from beginning to the end of the season. Transitioning from volleyball to basketball is a little hard on my body. No matter how rough it is on my body, I will always love the game, both of them.” Sha Sha is a very talented athlete and has been managing this routine for many years now. This task does not only need passion, but commitment as well and she has both. Come support the Lady Badgers at the next volleyball game Friday Oct. 4 at 7p.m. against Faulkner University in the Arthur R. Outlaw Recreational Center.

Women’s volleyball continues their winning streak

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