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Springhillian Volume 97 Issue 8

Nov. 7, 2013

Spring Hill looks back to move forward

See Father Lucey reassumes position as president of SHC on page 3

Issue 8 On the cover:



Nov. 7, 2013


In this issue...

Father Lucey and Father Salmi discuss the change in leadership with students on Monday. Cover photo by AnnaDEWINE

Springhillian Staff

Inside Opinion

Inside Sports

Do we need daylight saving time? see page 5

Women’s volleyball coach celebrates 1200 wins see page 12

Inside Lifestyle SGA hosting wine mixer see page 9

Events of the Week 11/7


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

contact us The Springhillian a:4000 Dauphin St attn: The SpringHillian Mobile, Al 36608 e: p: 251.380.3850 f. 251.460.2185

Soul of Somanya Jewelry Sale Purchase hand-crafted fair trade jewelry and gifts from Soul of Somanya, a non-profit offering jobs in beadwork to disadvantaged youth in Ghana. It’s a great time to start Christmas shopping. Where: the cafeteria When: 11 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.

Food for Thought: Roll your own Sushi Make your own dinner tonight! Learn how to roll your own sushi and then enjoy your creation. Sign up in Student Involvement on the second floor of the Student Center. Where: LeBlanc A When: 7 p.m.- 8 p.m.

A Heart for Life with Jennifer Lopes Support the pro-life cause by attending “speak for the weak” with Jennifer Lopes. There will be a glo-stick presentation and PULSE (Protecting Unborn Leaders Seeking Eternity) testimony advocating for the sanctity of human life. Where: Rydex Commons (outside the Chapel) When: 8 p.m..- 9 p.m.


Todd Duren’s Exhibit Attend the reception for “Curiouser and Curiouser” which showcases Todd Duren’s art and design inspired by Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland.” Where: Alabama School of Math and Science When: 5 p.m.- 7 p.m.




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SHC Peer One Project Father Lucey reassumes position as president addresses college issues

By TiffanyTHOMAS Did you know that there is an organization on campus that exclusively addresses issues faced by college students? The Peer One Project was started two years ago by Psychology professor Dr. Jamie Franco-Zamudio alongside some of the senior psychology majors at the time. Members of the program initially started as peer mentors, but some students wanted to branch out as peer educators and give a voice to promote issues on campus. The Peer One Project action team was formed to increase the awareness of students about these universal issues. This year, the Peer One Project action team is collaborating with the Wellness Center and the Psychology Club. Current program president Chasity Douyon became involved with the action team through this collaboration. Douyon is both a Wellness Center intern and Psychology Major and was appointed to her position by Dr. FrancoZamudio. Lynda Olen of the Counseling Office and this year’s

advisor for POP, said, “This year particularly students get to focus on what the issues really are. They get together to research how to get students to pay attention and have fun with it, even though the subject matter is so serious.” The Peer One Project intends to host at least one event each month. This semester’s events have included a QPR or Question, Persuade and Refer training event to educate students about suicide prevention, a sexual assault awareness and prevention event, and a roundtable discussion about bullying. The action team members are still deciding on their spring agenda but are considering an Unplug Day, Safe Spring Break tips, a date night event, as well as another sexual assault seminar. For those interested in joining the action team, Douyon is looking for individuals who are “self-motivated, energetic, interested in the environment of Spring Hill, and those who want to see change in a positive way.”

Are you interested in becoming the next Editor or Assistant Editor of the Springhillian and Hillian Newswire? • • • •

Fun work environment Interesting group work Learn media skills Have a voice on campus

Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter stating your reason for wanting to be considered. Submit your application to the Department of Communication Arts, attention: Stuart Babington. The application deadline is Tuesday, Nov. 26.

By AnnaDEWINE Rev. Gregory F. Lucey, S.J., served as Spring Hill College’s 37th president for twelve years. Now, he’s back, at age 80, as the 39th. But Lucey won’t be alone in leading the college. He will be joined by John Barter ’68 who has been named chief operating officer. The two will assume their positions on Dec. 13, 2013. Rev. Richard P. Salmi, S.J., who has served as the college’s 38th president since June 2009, will step down at the end of the academic semester. The Board of Trustees announced the new leadership structure on Monday, Nov. 4. The news was communicated to the college via email that morning, followed by a special forum that night, in which Joe Deighton, Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students, Fr. Salmi, and Fr. Lucey addressed the students and answered questions. Many students were shocked upon receiving the news, especially some seniors, who began their Spring Hill journey around the same time that Salmi did and have come to know him personally. Salmi stood before students and said, “I want to take the opportunity to thank you, the students of Spring Hill College, for all that you’ve done for me in my years at the college. It’s truly been my privilege to serve you as your president.” Salmi will be returning home to Chicago after the semester ends, just in time for Christmas. He continued, “I’d like to state my support fully for Fr. Lucey and for John Barter. John Barter and Fr. Lucey will be excellent leaders of the college moving forward.” Salmi encouraged the students to take time to get to know Lucey, to engage him in conversation formally and informally. “I know that he would like to get to know you and I think you will find him quite the advocate for you,” he said. Lucey served as Spring Hill’s 37th president from 1997 - 2009, as one of the longest tenured presidents in the college’s history. He was so beloved that when he retired, the Administration Building was rededicated as the Rev. Gregory F. Lucey, S.J., Administration Center. Following his appointment as president of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities in Washington D.C., he was welcomed back on campus as chancellor in April of 2013. The task Salmi asked of him, Lucey recalled, was to reiterate the college’s focus on “being who we are as a Catholic Jesuit school,” and to help faculty and staff come to a deeper understanding of the core values of a Jesuit institution. While back on campus, Lucey has noticed

a difference in the college, in good ways. “I think most important is the spirit that I find around the campus among you. I’m really impressed. It warms my heart,” he said. Lucey says he is assuming the presidency, despite his age, because he believes in the college. “I would take any position that would contribute to providing you with the kind of life changing experience that this education can. I would also do it because of the opportunity to have Mr. Barter join us,” he said. Lucey and Barter formed a partnership during Barter’s 15 years on the Board of Trustees, four of which he was chair. Barter graduated from Spring Hill in 1968. According to an official release from the college, Barter’s career includes serving as chief financial officer for AlliedSignal, now known as Honeywell Inc., and serving a three-year term as president of AlliedSignal Automotive, Inc. Lucey is especially enthusiastic about Barter because of his leadership experience in the financial world. “The opportunity to work with him and bring him to this campus and to bring his expertise to the leadership of this school is an opportunity we couldn’t miss,” Lucey said. Barter will oversee daily operations of the college and lead the college’s cabinet. He will commute from Charleston to be on campus three days a week. In addition, Barter will also be working for the college for free. If Lucey had one message to his students on Monday night, it was, “Any time you see me, I’m available to talk.” The most delightful part of his job, he claims, is to have lunch in the cafeteria among students. Senior Elizabeth Neal said, “I have known both Fr. Salmi and Fr. Lucey throughout my time on the Hill and they both truly care about us students. I will miss Fr. Salmi and I am hoping he returns for our graduation. I also think Mr. Barter will help the school stay on track financially.” Salmi said, “Pope Francis, in one of his very first homilies as pope, said this: ‘Our life is a journey, and when we stop moving, things go wrong.’ And so today, the college continues its journey. It continues to move forward under the leadership of two eminently qualified men. They will need your help and support in that journey of moving the college forward.” Salmi concluded, “Pope Francis also said, ‘It is terrible to walk alone. But walking in community — this helps us to arrive precisely at the destination where we must arrive.’ So I would encourage you, as the student body of Spring Hill College, to journey together as a community under our new leaders, a community ultimately guided by the Holy Sprit, so that Spring Hill College will arrive at the destination God has planned for the college and for us.”




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Pro-Life Week on the Hill By Anna DEWINE Students for Life are taking the initiative to “speak for the weak” during Pro-Life Week on the Hill this week Nov. 4-8. The Students for Life club kicked off the week with Zumba on Monday night, in which participants brought spare change to raise money for the crisis pregnancy center of Mobile, 2B Choices for Women. Students and faculty members raised $30 during the hour of dancing. Tuesday night featured a night of reflection and solidarity in Quinlan Hall for the To Write Love on her Arms (TWLOHA) movement, led by Students for Life Vice President Kat Jakuback. “It’s important to me that people know that hope is possible and help is available for those who are struggling,” she said. President Christie Alonso added, “This week isn’t just about abortion. Though we want an end to it, we also value all life and all movements that respect it.” The “pro-lifers” also celebrated National Adoption Month with a table in the back of the Student Center on Wednesday featuring the All Girls Allowed (AGA) movement and the pregnant on campus initiative. AGA brings awareness to the One Child Policy in China, a cause of many abortions. But the main event will be held tonight, Thursday Nov. 7, at 8 p.m. on Rydex Commons.

The glow stick event, A Heart for Life, will feature Mobile’s Protecting Unborn Leaders Seeking Eternity (PULSE), a cupcake bakery whose proceeds benefit the prolife movement. PULSE was founded by 15-year-old Caleb Lopes, an almost-aborted baby, and his mother, Jennifer Lopes, who will share their story on Thursday. “We are excited to bring them to our campus as they seek to bring awareness to the sanctity of human life in tangible ways. They ‘speak for the weak’ which is definitely what I want everyone to do this week,” Alonso said. PULSE’s cupcakes are being served in the cafeteria today. PULSE’s motto is, “We are: pro-life, pro-love, pro-forgiveness.” Sophomore Savannah Chamblee is also embracing the spirit of the week. She said, “If you have the opportunity to bring a life into this world, why not? Everyone deserves a chance at life whether you’re born yet or not.” A student, who preferred to remain anonymous, said, “I feel that everyone should have something to stand up for, but at the same time [people] should be mindful of those around them who do not share their view. Though we are outnumbered, there are many of us here who are pro-choice who feel excluded as a member of this campus because of our views. That said, I wish the pro-life club well on their

events for the week.” The club’s goal for the week, Alonso said, is to spread awareness for the pro-life movement and to encourage Spring Hill students to reflect on the question, “Do you have a heart for life?” “The point is: Your heart is beating. You are alive. Shouldn’t every human being have that same right from the moment of conception? A heart beats at 21 days. That is a beautiful fact,” she said. Alonso and her fellow club members believe they can reach out to women and the unborn. The efforts of club members include praying the rosary at Airport Boulevard’s Planned Parenthood, the only site in Alabama. They also support the 2 B Choices for Women Crisis Pregnancy Center and take a trip to Washington D.C. annually for the national March for Life. Pro-life week ends Friday, as students are asked to reflect on the week and pray for an end to abortion. Alonso pointed out one quote by Pope Francis: “Even the weakest and most vulnerable, the sick, the old, the unborn and the poor, are masterpieces of God’s creation, made in his own image, destined to live forever, and deserving of the utmost reverence and respect.” After reciting him, she added, “Who better to look up to than our Jesuit pope?”

Photo by AnnaDEWINE

Spring Hill College students participate in Zumba to raise money for 2B Choices for Women.

Photo by LaurenRUBIN

The equipment that will be used next semester was donated by Bill Rowan.

TV production debuts at Spring Hill By LaurenRUBIN The Communication Arts department has a lot to celebrate these days. They are moving toward a more comprehensive media department with the implementation of a Badger news channel. And with the help of Bill Rowan’s generous donation, they will be able to begin the program next semester. Rowan, a supporter of the college, recently donated a television studio to the Communication Arts department. The new technology consists of six cameras, three live-stream boxes, lighting, computers, software, and a teleprompter. Rowan said, “I want to provide the same opportunity to Spring Hill students and faculty that I had when in college.” Additionally, all of the equipment is portable, so athletic events and academic events will be able to be streamed from anywhere on campus to one of our six Badger channels that are already on the new campus cable service. The addition of TV production to the Communication Arts department curriculum gives the department another platform to stream content. Now, Communication Arts can give students an all-around media experience with print, web, mobile, and television. Dr. Sharee Broussard, the chair of the Communication Arts department said, “This gift is advancing the program five years in just one semester, it is extremely exciting!” Three classes, Social Media Analytics, Basic Television Production and Communication for Nonprofits, will utilize the new studio next semester. Students in the Communication Arts department will now have the opportunity to experience media production in all mediums. Broussard also expressed excitement about other advancements made by the department, including the move to a new building and new media kits that will help give students a more hands on experience in their classes. The Communication Arts department has learning outcomes for their students that focus on students applying theories, tools and concepts and using their knowledge of interactions between media and society to conceptualize, research, plan, implement, and evaluate projects. The goal is that this new technology will further improve these outcomes. Rowan explains, “This opportunity will allow students to use problem solving, teamwork and creativity. The ability to learn and apply complex technology will benefit students as they move into the workforce and give them additional employment opportunities.” As the Communication Arts department continues to grow, be on the lookout for streaming on the Badger channels in semesters to come!




Nov. 7, 2013


The new normal of gun violence is not acceptable

By AislinnSHEVLIN Student Editor

One week and only two major stories about American citizens walking into very public places with guns, with the intent to kill or make a statement. Only two this week! Not bad for a country that has far more privately owned guns and gun deaths than any other developed country in the world, according to a study published by “” The first occurred at a security checkpoint in Los Angeles International Airport or LAX last Friday in which 23-year-old Paul Ciancia shot and killed Transportation Security Administration officer, Gerardo I. Hernandez and wounded several others. The second occurred at one of the largest malls in the country

in Paramus, New Jersey on Monday night, which left only the shooter dead with a selfinflicted gunshot. Neither of these stories has incited massive outrage like past shootings, partly because the victims were less numerous and partly because our society has begun to accept that these things are just going to happen now. But this sort of complacency is going to backfire literally and figuratively. When are we going to accept that gun violence is a real threat? Twelve years after 9/11 I feel more of a threat from my fellow citizens than I do from actual terrorists. Since 2001 we have mainly eliminated terrorism from our everyday lives and we achieved that through change. If nothing had changed, there would have been ten more 9/11’s. The uncomfortable truth about the LAX shooting is that if shooter Ciancia had been Muslim or had proclaimed an interest in Islam prior to the shooting, change would have been more likely because it would have been labeled an act of terrorism.

So why are we more willing to admit a threat of terrorism than we are a threat of gun violence? What is it going to take for the government and every NRA-supporting citizen to say maybe the status quo isn’t working? I thought maybe children dying in their classrooms was where we drew the line, but not much has been put into action since last December’s attack in Connecticut. In fact, according to “,” more than 29,000 people have died from gun violence since Sandy Hook. These stories continue to permeate the news every week, because the government doesn’t want to upset their gun-hungry voters or lobbyists or worse, doesn’t want to lose their money. We’re not safe in our schools, malls, airports, movie theaters, streets, churches so where should we live our lives? I’m pretty good at online shopping so I could probably adjust to that. We accepted the TSA in the first place and other airport security regulations in 2001, because we had to. And even

though we grumbled the first time we had to take our shoes off in an airport, we got over it because we knew it was a necessary precaution. I’m sure citizens complained about their civil liberties back then too, but the rest of us told them to shut up and untie their sneakers because we were scared. We took our shoes off and brought less liquid makeup in our carry-on luggage because terrorism was a real threat. Remember the terror alert level emblazoned on every news channel and color-coordinated for us to understand the likelihood of another attack? I’m still on high-alert from those thanks to Homeland Security. Maybe if we had a color-coordinated chart to let us know how likely it is that someone will shoot us when we go Christmas shopping, we’d express more concern. The killing and wounding of TSA agents had some wondering if TSA agents should be armed. After Sandy Hook, it was suggested that teachers should maybe keep a gun in their classrooms. The notion that guns are not the problem

and actually are the solution is absolutely ludicrous. The NRA consistently proclaims that the solution to “a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.” No. Obviously the NRA doesn’t want you to know that a National study found that people who keep guns in their home are at a significantly greater risk of dying from a firearm homicide and firearm suicide than those without guns in the home. For instance, Adam Lanza, the Sandy Hook shooter, killed his mother and schoolgoers with his mother’s legally purchased gun. Those trying to avoid passing gun legislation have pointed to problems of mental health in this country and while that debate is certainly viable, it all goes back to access for me. Why are guns so accessible? Even if you’re on the “nogun” list, you can still beg, borrow, or steal from friends, relatives or “the street.” If you want a gun, you can get a gun and that’s terrifying. Even more terrifying is waiting to see what finally incites the necessary change.

Is daylight saving time necessary?

By NatalieFINNORN Design Editor

This past Sunday morning, the clocks fell back an hour, and we all gained one more hour of sleep. But by Sunday night, I was already missing the extra hour of daylight at the end of the day. So why do we even have daylight saving time and is it even necessary? The idea for daylight sav-

ing time began in 1784 when Benjamin Franklin realized that those who woke earlier could make better use of daylight. He found being awake while the sun was up also reduced the need for expensive candles. His idea did not become a reality until 1916. During WWI, Germany and Britain adopted daylight saving time to conserve energy. The United States soon followed suit in 1918 to save energy during wartime. Today, the United States abides by a law passed in 1966. It says no state must have daylight saving time, but if it does, it must be statewide. Times must change on dates specified by the federal government.

Debate surrounds daylight saving time. In fact, many of the reasons for the time changes are no longer relevant. The idea of energy conservation has been discredited. You would think, when clocks sprung forward, the increased natural light would decrease the need for electricity. However, according to a National Bureau of Economic Research study, while the need to light houses was reduced, air conditioners were used more because of the heat due to longer sunlight hours. In addition, darker mornings require more electric energy, discounting any energy conserved during the evening. Other studies have shown

that, with more evening daylight hours, people are more likely to go places. This often involves a car thus increasing the amount of energy used. There is another argument against daylight saving time pertaining to health. Our bodies struggle to adjust. This makes us increasingly tired and sleep deprived. Without sleep, it is harder to perform tasks at work and school. Changing the clock also makes us more susceptible to illnesses as our immune system is weakened with less sleep. Because daylight saving time is no longer beneficial, I think we can live without it. Changing time should become a thing of the past.

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Spring Hill’s cheerleading team and the Badger get the crowd excited during the first basketball game of the season. Photo by KivaTALTY

Dylan Gardner attempts to score at Tri Delta’s first annual Cleat Up for Cancer event. Photo by MeganST.GERMAIN

The winners of Delta Chi’s annual Earthball philanthrophy event are the boys of Lambda Chi Alpha. Photo by MeganST.GERMAIN




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Junior Jabulani Thompson kicks the ball during the boys’ last home soccer game on Saturday.

Photo by GermainMCCARTHY

Sophomore Jarrett Calhoun shoots the ball at the Badger’s first home game last week. It was a close game, but the Badgers lost to Photo by DemiJORDAN Dalton State University 69-66.

Spring Hill’s Badger dresses as a ghostbuster for the CPB Halloween themed basketball game and chases ghosts throughout the game.

Photo by DemiJORDAN

SGA cheers on the Lady Badger volleyball players at their pre-game tailgate. Photo by NatalieFINNORN




On the spot

If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?

“Northern Africa”

HannahGASSIE Junior


Nov. 7, 2013

Italy Center Offers Summer Program By MeganST.GERMAIN

With course scheduling continuing for the spring 2014 semester, it’s difficult to even think about the summer. However, just imagining relaxing on a European coast can help ease the mind of any stressed student. With Spring Hill’s study-abroad program, that fantasy can turn into a reality. The Spring Hill College Italy Center will be offering the summer abroad program once again this year. Students will arrive in Bologna on May 24, 2014 and the program will end on June 29. Students get the best of both worlds by being able to complete some course work while traveling through some of the most ancient parts of Western Europe. The Italy Center offers courses in Philosophy,

Theology, Italian, and Social Sciences. But don’t let the pressure of school dissuade you because a summer student is only allowed to take six hours at maximum, leaving plenty of time to travel around Europe and explore. Junior Ellie Heffernan, who studied abroad last summer through the Italy Center said, “It’s nice only taking three credit hours because it allows you to travel to cities or even other countries over a span of only three days.” The summer program is a seven-week program. Besides taking classes, summer students will travel to Bosnia and the Croatian Coast to learn about the past violence in the region as part of a peace and reconciliation tour. Heffernan said, “I loved traveling to the Balkans and learning about world issues that I was com-

Major Problems

Mary KathrynROMERO Senior


SpencerLANE Senior

“Irish Countryside” LeahMCDONALD Sophomore



A common fear amongst students is the nerve-wracking decision to choose a major that will determine your life after college. However, what do you do when you realize that your current major is not the one for you? Changing majors, especially as a junior or senior in college, is usually met with trepidation and anxiety as the last minute scramble to graduate on time seems out of reach. However, students and faculty of Spring Hill College weigh in on the benefits of a liberal arts education and how a diverse core allows students time and security while they discover which area of study best suits them. Dr. Leigh-Ann Litwiller, Associate Professor of English and Writing, expressed her thoughts on why students become overwhelmed when changing majors throughout their college careers. “There is obviously a realistic side to be aware of with credit

hours, graduation, and what can be accomplished on time. However, with a liberal arts education you have a broad basis, and the skills you acquire are transferable.” Junior Whitney Lambeth has changed her major four times over the course of her time at Spring Hill. “I’ve dabbled in a few majors that are all somewhat related,” she conceded. “I started with a Biology and Pre-Med double major and I am now a Psych major with a Pre-Vet concentration. It was definitely helpful to have the background in Biology, but now I think I’ve found something that I am interested in that will also give me something to work towards after college.” For those who are contemplating changing majors Litwiller added, “It’s not the end of the world, it’s not as derailing as some might think. Some students view their intended major as a part of their identity and when they face switching majors their identity is shaken.”

pletely unfamiliar with.” By traveling to these two countries, students are exposed to more than just your typical “touristy” European vacation and gaining valuable knowledge. Also, there is an optional Italian Alps Environmental Studies trip at the end of the program which includes working on medieval houses that are in the process of being brought back to life. Heffernan recommends studying abroad over the summer because it allows one to experience studying abroad without missing a whole semester at Spring Hill. For more information or to apply to study abroad this summer, visit the website at www. or email

Senior Claire Sheils had the familiar qualms about switching her major. “I came in to college convinced I would be an elementary education major because I loved children and I continued with that until junior year, second semester. But in the summer of 2012, I was fortunate enough to get a media-based internship in New York City. It was the opposite of what I was studying, but it triggered something and told me that I might be destined for something else. I gave Elementary Education one more semester to see where my heart was, but ultimately it was with PR/ Advertising.” Litwiller continued, “Changing majors forces you to reorganize your vision of the future, in the end most are happier and better positioned for their long term careers.” Sheils concluded, “To me, it was worth it. I don't regret switching so late and I am proud of myself for finishing on time. Switching majors made me realize that if I love something, the extra time needed to accomplish it will not matter.”




Are PJs in classes a major faux pas? By DemiJORDAN

In college it’s no surprise to see students go to class in their pajamas. In fact, the act of rolling out of bed and running to class undone has become a norm on college campuses. Whether the pajamas are tucked into Ugg boots or paired with an oversized sweater, loungewear is a staple in college attire. However, should it be? Most people will understand the following scenario. You miss your alarm, wake up late and only have five minutes before your first class. At this point, you’re faced with a decision: do I get ready and go to class late or do I go straight there in my flannel pants? Crawling out of bed and donning your flannel pajamas seems reasonable, but where do we draw the line on abusing that scenario? Here are a few pros and cons to wearing pajamas to class:


Comfort: Of course, pajamas are comfortable, that’s why we sleep in them. Why wouldn’t you want to be comfortable all day? Convenience: Who has time to get up, shower, comb their hair and get dressed for a class that is just a few buildings away? Fashion: It’s a trend that is popular across many college campuses.

said, “I like to wear pajamas to class because they are comfortable and save time from preparing pants.” It’s evident that the ultimate reason students wear their pajamas to class is because they want to feel comfortable. Although wearing your sleepwear to class may be comfortable, is it a fashion faux pas? Regardless of wardrobe preferences, college students will continue to pick comfort over style.


Unprofessional: Professors take the time to be presentable, so shouldn’t we give them the same courtesy? Poor hygiene: You’re wearing what you wore the night before so you probably didn’t shower. Laziness: Wearing pajamas to class informs everyone around you that you’re lazy and don’t care about your appearance, which goes back to poor hygiene. Senior Lorenza Croom

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Nov. 7, 2013

SGA plans to host wine night for the junior and senior classes By LaurenRUBIN

Junior and senior SGA senators are hosting “An Evening of Black, White & Red” on Thursday Nov.14 at 8 p.m. in Stewartfield. The event’s main goal is to further the bonds of the senior students before they all go their separate ways and step into their new journey of life, and to create a fun event for the juniors. Tickets will be $6 for those students over 21 and will include three glasses of wine. For those under the age of 21, tickets will be $3 and students will be given non-alcoholic beverages. Everyone can enjoy different appetizers and hors d'oeuvres. Three different types of wine will be offered, a Chardonnay, a Pinot Noir, and a White Zinfandel. In addition, students will get to enjoy classical jazz

music from the local jazz band, “Swing.” Sign-ups for the event will be held in the cafeteria this week and all juniors and seniors are welcome to attend. The junior and senior class senators thank Dean Joe Deighton, Dave Riley and Margarita Perez for all their help and cooperation to make the event possible. This is a unique opportunity for junior and senior students to relax and celebrate the end of the semester.

Class Battles 1) If you could have any super power what would it be? Kiley: “Flying” Sarah: “To memorize stuff really fast”

2) What is your favorite class you’ve taken? Kiley: “English” Sarah: “BioChemII” KileyMIER Freshman

3) What is a hidden talent of yours? Kiley: “Teaching Yoga” Sarah: “I’m a great dancer”


SarahHESS Senior




Nov. 7, 2013


The face behind the beard No Shave November hits the Hill: Is that a character from Duck Dynasty...or my English professor? Photos and story bny AislinnSHEVLIN

The month of November signals the start of cold weather, and for men, this means coming up with creative ways to stay warm. On their faces. Just kidding, but it does signal the start of what has become a nationwide phenomenon: No-Shave November. The concept started as a unique way for men to raise cancer awareness and has blossomed into a yearly tradition for men to compete for the most impressive facial hair. Senior Jenna Berthelsen commented, “Girls shouldn’t judge if guys shave their faces or not, just like guys shouldn’t judge if girls wear makeup or not.” In honor of the month, test your recognition of the infamous beards some professors rock all year long.




6. 2. Answer Key: 1.) Dr. Andrew Tumminia 2.) Dr. Daniel Massey 3.) Dr.Victor DiFate 4.) Dr. Michael Kaffer 5.) Dr. Michael Ferry 6.) Dr. Steven Almquist





Nov. 7, 2013


The SHC bowling teams are on a roll By TiffanyTHOMAS The men’s and women’s bowling teams started off their first season strong by making the finals on Sept. 21 and 22 at the Elite Care Baker Invitational. The boys placed first overall and the girls placed second. Coach Hoefs believes this tournament in Dallas was exactly what the team needed to begin the season and program as a whole. He said, “It was good for the teams to get their feet wet and experience what college bowling is all about.” The tournament runner restricted most invitations to new programs, keeping the tournament small and the competition a little less stiff. Unfortunately, intimidation set in during the second tournament on Oct. 12 and 13 in Orlando, Fla. Some of the top collegiate teams in the country were in attendance and the Badgers’ confidence suffered for it. The women finished in last place while the men picked up third. The following tournament on Oct. 26 and 27 in Gainesville, Fla. saw a turnaround for the Badgers. The women placed third

on Saturday and fourth on of demands are placed on they put in, the more benefits Sunday. The men placed the team, both athletic and they reap.” fifth on Saturday and fourth academic.” Although an all freshmen on Sunday with a 600-pin These demands are team sounds like a struggle improvement over their last especially challenging for the bowlers, there are performance. According to because the bowling team some definite benefits. “No Hoefs, “These kids have is an all freshmen team. In one has been here longer than really come anyone together else. There and all are no class understand rivalries what it and no top takes to dogs,” said get to the Rebekah next level. Cowan Everyone’s of the working women’s very hard.” team. “We Part of are all in that work the same involves boat.” educating The men students and women about practice Photo by Spring Hill College Athletics competitive and The Spring College bowling team celebrates making it into the bowling. compete finals at the Elite Care Baker Invitational. “People at the look at same time our sport differently -- they addition to transitioning to and when traveling to think you don’t have to be an college life, the bowlers must competitions, the two teams athlete and that is far from the also adapt to changes in their also take the same bus. The truth,” said Hoefs. Bowling is sport. “The step from high bowlers have observed that a sport that requires precision, school bowling to college this may be an inconvenience practice, and physical skill. is a big one. It’s a leap,” to other, larger teams at The bowling team practices said Hoefs. “It’s a four year SHC, but they prefer to stick four days a week and during process, but we’re getting together. “I know some teams tournaments they bowl for better. The team has definitely feel crowded, but we all travel eight straight hours. “A lot seen that the more hard work together and have a lot of fun

with it,” said Miranda Singer. The team will be traveling to Lafayette, La. for their next tournament this weekend, Nov. 9 and 10. Spring Hill College will be hosting its first inaugural bowling tournament here in Mobile on Nov. 16 and 17 at the Badgers’ home facility of Skyline Lanes Bowling Center. Spectators are welcome and Coach Hoefs hopes to see some Badgers come out to support their teams. As for the future of the bowling program, Coach Hoefs intends to keep recruiting from a wide region. The women’s team, which is made up of six bowlers, is also made up of six states: Illinois, Ohio, New York, Texas, Louisiana, and Alabama. Being from Wisconsin, Coach Hoefs has connections with high school coaches in the North and will keep them in mind when expanding the program. In regards to this year’s Badgers, Coach Hoefs had every confidence in his team. “There is a lot of work ahead of us, but we’re getting there.”

Boston Badgers respond to Red Sox World Series win

By DanielOCHOA After being down 2-1 in the World Series, the Boston Red Sox executed a historic comeback to win the championship against the St. Louis Cardinals in game six. Boston native, Jack Flahertui said, “The two game deficit wasn’t really a worry for Red Sox nation. We saw the power that our team had offensively and knew that the bat would meet the ball.” This World Series ended 4-2 with all of Fenway Park cheering on the team’s incredible victory. The entire city of Boston seemed to join in on

the excitement as fans packed the streets in celebration. This is the first time in 95 years that the Red Sox have won a World Series on their home field. David Ortiz was named the most valuable player of the series, and his contributions at the bat were innumerable. He had two home runs and batted .688 which is one of the best batting averages in World Series History. He helped the team gain momentum during this tough series. With the help of Ortiz, the Boston Red Sox were

up a great battle. One game ended with an obstruction call making the game very controversial while another game ended in a pick off. Born and raised in Boston, Severin Chambers stated, “I’m not going to lie and say I wasn’t worried, because I was. I knew this series was going to be full of surprises just not this many. Part of the playoff race that I found to be Photo by CBS moving was the beards. You usually only see the fans of Boston on that in hockey but the Bruins their feet. Although the Red traditions seemed to have Sox won, the Cardinals put able to pull off a great World Series win while keeping

motivated the Red Sox to do the same. In the words of a typical Bostonian, that was a “Supawickapissah””. The fact that the city has had a tough year makes the win at Fenway even more special. Flahertui said, “This championship meant a lot for Boston. With the tragedies of the Marathon bombing and the stunning Stanley Cup finals, the city was due for a reason to celebrate.” This marks the third World Series championship for the Boston Red Sox in the last 10 years making them one of the top teams of the decade.




Nov. 7, 2013


Soccer finishes at home

Photo by SHC Student Affairs

Volleyball coach “sets” new record By NatalieFINNORN and CarolineRODRIGUE The women’s volleyball team had much to celebrate this past weekend with their annual senior night and a career milestone for head coach Peggy Martin. The team celebrated senior night this past Friday with a victory against Southern University at New Orleans. Junior Megan Haber led the team with 16 kills, while senior Sha Sha Buchanan followed up with 11 kills. Senior setter Taryn Nash made 37 assists and senior libero Meredith Donald had eight digs and 15 receptions. As of Friday night, the Lady Badgers were on a 22 match winning streak. Before the game, seniors Taryn Nash, Sha Sha Buchanan and Meredith Donald were honored, and the three seniors were joined by their families receiving flowers from fellow teammates. The seniors are the winningest class to ever come through Spring Hill College. Taryn Nash holds the SHC record for assists. Coach Martin commended the seniors on their Spring Hill careers noting the unique chemistry the seniors bring to the team. “We have three very different personalitites. Taryn is one of the strongest leaders that I have seen during my time at Spring Hill. Meredith, she is the heart and soul of the team. She always makes practice fun and enjoyable, while Sha Sha is the strongest athlete. As a collective, they provide strong leadership for the team. Together they have done amazing things for this program.”

This was a truly memorable event for the seniors as their career achievements were celebrated amongst family, friends, and the Badger community. Senior Meredith Donald said, “My favorite thing about being a part of the volleyball team is being with my best friends all the time. I feel like this team is one of the closest teams I have ever been on.” The team remains undefeated having achieved their 23rd win on Saturday morning against Brewton Parker College. However, this game was a special occasion for not only the team but for their coach as well. Coach Martin has achieved a career milestone of 1200 wins over her coaching career. “The team is happy that they are winning, and I think they were excited to be a part of history. For me personally, it was just another game and I hope to win a couple more before the season is through,” said Martin. Martin has certainly inspired her team as Meredith Donald notes, “Coach Martin has influenced us in such a positive way. She has always taught us to ‘keep it classy’ and to get better every time we step on the court.” However, the team’s continued success on the court is due to an incomparable team effort according to Martin. “The chemistry of the team is good. We have been able to maintain focus over a long season. Even those who are not on the court all of the time have brought into the team logic. They know that we are only as strong as our 17th player. When our practices are harder than our games, that’s the mark of a strong team,” she said.

By GermainMCCARTHY and AislinnSHEVLIN This past weekend, the men’s and women’s soccer teams celebrated their annual senior games at home against Bethel University. The men’s soccer team wrapped up their season with a loss bringing their record to 6-11 for the year. As families and friends lined up along Library Field, seniors Nick Link, Patrick Culotta, and Andreas Garcia prepared the Badgers to take the field in their final game of the season against Bethel University. Following a 2-1 loss against Martin Methodist on Friday, the Badgers were all too eager to get back on the field and give their fans one last great game. Junior Jabulani Thompson said, “It’s always exciting to play at home and at senior day in front of all your friends, family, and fans adding to the excitement. We were all ready to just go out there and play.” The men’s soccer team’s 6-11 record prevents them from advancing to the playoffs, but Sophomore Tyler Hartlage finished the season with nine goals and seniors Nick Link, Patrick Culotta, and Andreas Garcia also had outstanding seasons. Although the men are not going to the playoffs, Thompson has high hopes for the team next season, “I thought we played well this season, but results didn’t go our way and it’s all about results and who scores more goals.” The women fared better, tying their game on Saturday and bringing their record to 10-7-1 for the year. Senior Molly Cowley said, “This year has been a tremendous year for growth for us as a team. We will finish with a winning record and we’re seeded 6th in the conference tournament, the highest since DeVries has been head coach.” Their last regular season game remained scoreless, even after double-overtime and 110 minutes of play. Cowley said, “As a senior, it’s hard to finally come to terms with playing my last game. But it’s great to look back on all of the wonderful soccer memories, teammates, and coaches that have made my entire soccer career so amazing.” The women’s team’s record gives them a chance in the post-season since they are familiar with competitors like Martin Methodist College, who they will play on Saturday in the Opening Round of the 2013 SSAC Championship Tournament in Tennessee. Team captain Cowley is confident about their abilities. She said, “Overall, we have proven that we have the capacity to do great things in the future as we continue to grow and mature as a team.” Next season both teams will continue the transition to the NCAA. Men’s team member Thompson noted, “I think we know what we have to do next year to compete in the NCAA and are more than ready to accept that challenge.”

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Spring Hill College, student newspaper, issue 8  

Issue 8 of The SpringHillian, fall semester, 2013