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College Night

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MONTEVALLO, ALABAMA

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2013

VOL. 87, ISSUE 11

Gold Victory, a “sweet” reward BY KYLE JONES, ASSISTANT EDITOR

Photos by Justin Barron

Welcome to the candy capital of the world, Briarsfield! The 2013 Gold Victory production “A Sweet Sensation” drapes us in a 1950s aesthetic where new visitors in this small town may not be what they seem. Theo McElroy is the heir to the best candy factory in the world and is left in the hands of a Ms. Henrietta Billingsworth by his late father until he can assume the role of head honcho at the helm of his family’s business. Newly wrapped sweets aren’t the only thing to arrive in Briarsfield this season, they are accompanied by a brand new jukebox and Starla’s Beauty Shop, owned by the odd brother and sister duo Neil and Starla Fletcher. Not everything is as peachy as it seems, as dreaded and mysterious Witch Doctor Vanya arrives like a wicked shadow on the people of Briarsfield, vowing to curse them all for their taunts and exclusion. Vanya returns to her Secret Lair of Doom in order to begin brewing up or enchanting a spell to get back at the people of Briarsfield but finds herself out of ostrich toenails. Enter Neil and Starla Fletcher, the propri-

etors of Starla’s Beauty Shop, who underneath their guise are actually the owners of a rival candy company bent on stealing secret recipes and putting the McElroys out of business. The terrible threesome concoct a plan to entrance the citizens of Briarsfield via a spoken incantation powered by the amplified signal of the new jukebox, but one thing stands in their way. The Censorship Committee lead by Mayor O’Connell’s wife, Vera, followed by her band of irate homemakers and mothers vow to stop the installation of this new jukebox, worrying that it will incite hooliganism and unbecoming behavior in the towns people and their children. Refusing to let this stand in their way the Fletchers slyly persuade their opposition into allowing the jukebox to stay. Neil first sets his sights on Mayor O’Connell, painting an image of increased revenue and prosperity for his city that will set them apart from everyone for miles. Meanwhile Starla has lead the ladies of the Censorship Committee into her beauty shop in preparation for Neil’s entrance.

The charming Neil Fletcher once agains spins his web of lies and deceit to blind the ladies with glamorous images of Hollywood lifestyles and beauty. Their trap is now set. The terrible trio with their plan “safely” hidden jump into action. The town has assembled at Max’s Dairy Dream for the unveiling of the new jukebox and the surprise performance by Neil Fletcher. Everyone except young Theo McElroy and love interest Dee-Dee Cartwright who works at Starla’s Beauty Shop--these two lovebirds have slipped away for some alone time in the beauty shop. As Neil and company begin to execute their plan and have the whole town under their control, Theo arrives on the scene after finding the secret plans in the beauty shop and daringly puts a stop to the music. The town and candy factory has been saved, the Fletchers and the Witch Doctor Vanya are behind bars and young Theo McElroy is ready to assume his birthright at the head of McElroy’s Candy Factory for a truly sweet Saturday.

Leader and chairperson honored COURTESY MARION BROWN

Many people have defined leadership; countless acclaimed quotes about leadership litter pages of books and the internet. Some famous leaders write books, promote seminars and workshops, and declare their path to leadership will equal instant success for all. Some leaders will be recorded in our nation’s history, for good or ill, and some will be heralded for financial prowess. All the while, there are leaders quietly among us. These are the leaders that require few trappings to be successful: Principle, balance, fairness, honesty and good common sense. Most importantly, these are leaders that directly affect our lives, and their example leaves an indelible mark on who and what we choose to become. These leaders are the calm in the storm, they represent reason and principled judgment—they are the people you want to fol-

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low, especially if the chips are down. We are most fortunate to have just that kind of leader to take us through this wonderful chaos called College Night—her good counsel and care allows us to be our best. For these reasons, and many others, it is our great honor to dedicate this, our 94th Annual College Night, to our leader and the chairperson of the College Night Committee: Dr. Kelly Ann Wacker. Wacker is an associate professor of art and coordinates the art history minor. She is also the director for the gallery in Bloch Hall. She received her B.A. in art history from Colorado State University in 1989, her M.A. in art history from Bowling Green State University in 1993, and her Ph.D. in art history from the University of Louisville in 2002. In 2010, she was named University Scholar and was nominated for

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the CASE Professor of the Year award sponsored by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Wacker joined the College Night Committee five years ago and began her service as chairperson. During this time, Wacker’s leadership has increased the efficiency of the committee and helped to evolve College Night to meet the demands of the day. Her character and disposition easily suit her for this demanding role. Her willingness to devote a great deal of personal time and energy to promote and support this tradition speaks of leadership. If you ask Wacker what she enjoys most about College Night, it would be a difficult answer as she truly understands that it is a synthesis of so much and so many—a true reflection of the liberal arts at its finest.

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On the bricks With Sammy Schiffman

1. Why did you pick your side? 2. What makes your side unique? 3. Do you do anything for your side? 4. What do you like most about the other side? Dustin Kennedy, gold side 1. My sister went here, and she was a gold--I just got involved before I even went here. 2. We’re low in numbers, but we all do what we can. It doesn’t matter if you’re athletic or not, everybody helps out. 3. I’m the goalie for gold soccer and play basketball. 4. Their song and their spirit. James Powers, purple side 1. I felt like the sense of family was really awesome. 2. All of us care about our side, and we care for each other. 3. I am a lead role in the purple cast. 4. Their side’s song. Lyndsay Lowery, gold side 1. I just felt like I fit in--that’s the most basic answer. 2. We’re inclusive; there is room for everyone. 3. Pit Orchestra. 4. Their enthusiasm.

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How can you describe it? BY ANDREW HEATON ‘04

Through a kind of amazing “courtship” process between the sides and newcomers (or often times other lateblooming upperclassmen), students eventually pick which side they will be on. The competition encompasses a wide variety of aspects and events, including sports, business management (each side has a budget), cheerleading, acting, directing, visual arts of all varieties and, ultimately, leadership responsibility. College Night, then, in reality, is a microcosm of the college experience itself. Whatever your interests or talents, College Night has something for you. Because, you see, no matter how much we are “rival” teams, fighting tooth and nail for that win on Saturday night, we are all still ultimately a part of the same process. I remember a constant refrain from people who didn’t participate in College Night was that “it turns the campus against each

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Natalie Peach, purple side 1. I like the color, and it felt more like a family than a team. This is a marvelous 2. My side is unique because we have diverse music, diverse time of year. I mean that. actors and a diverse family. I can be pretty skeptical 3. I play violin in the orchestra. at times, especially about 4. I think gold side is really theatrical and have really good artists. Stacy Daniels, gold side 1. In high school most people who went here went gold side. I love the dedication and hard work we put into it. 2. It’s a very special bond between everyone; we love each other and feed off each other. 3. I am an assistant pit orchestra director, and I was in the show. 4. I like that they are always pumped--just as much as we are. They make this really fun. Chase Stewart, purple side 1. Most of my closest friends were purple, and I liked what they were about. 2. Definitely the family aspect--in all walks of life. 3. I’m on spirit cabinet, I’m an assistant composer and orchestrator. 4. I really appreciate how we have our differences, but we are both after a common goal. Claudie Harrell, gold side alumna 1. It just felt right. 2. I think both sides are unique in their own way. 3. I was the gold leader in ‘73. I haven’t missed a Saturday night show since 1970. 4. I have a lot of good friends on the purple side. Keith Shoemaker, gold side alumnus 1. I was told to be gold by one of my fraternity brothers. 2. Gold side is very down-to-earth. We aren’t overly wrapped up in ourselves. We’re humble winners and gracious losers. 3. I was in cabinet and cast for four years. 4. I’m actively friends with them 51 weeks out of the year. Susan Swanner-Alfred, purple side alumna 1. I went to the College Night mixer. I was being pushed gold and then magically went purple. 2. Nobody was a stranger, and everyone was friendly. 3. Props cabinet, and I was in all four shows. 4. Keith Shoemaker

the outrageous fanaticism that can come with college night, but on the whole, I think it’s great. Then again, I think anything that transforms this place from a ghost town on the weekends is pretty cool. It’s so interesting to see how people put everything they have into one short month, three warm-ups and one big night for all the money. Or in this case, bragging rights. I have a ton of respect for all participants; I think to dedicate yourself to something bigger than you is extremely admirable, and the fact it brings people together that otherwise wouldn’t know each other is great, too.

That said, DREW there are a few GRANTHUM Alabamian questions I Columnist have. When they started this back in the last golden era of the Chicago Cubs, did they have any idea can’t we have a trophy how crazy it would that exchanges hands? get? What would they Something concrete say if they saw us now? to signify all the hard Are we that opposed work put into each side. to American football I don’t see why you that we can’t even have can’t take an amazing an intramural game in- thing, tweak it and add volving it? Why can’t we to an already great event. add one more athletic Whatever the outevent per gender and do come, stay classy. Sata doubleheader on the urday night can tend Saturday of the show? If to look Vancouver afnot football, then why ter a hockey loss if the not baseball or softball? wrong people get the I also have to know: wrong ideas. Be safe, Why is there no tro- and my respect goes phy? I feel that anyone to all parties involved. that sinks as much time and dedication into the shows and sides as we do here deserves more than just bragging rights; why CONTACT INFORMATION:

Tales of a College Night rookie

BY SYDNEY STOVER

“What’s it gonna be?” is the all too familiar question during homecoming on the campus of Montevallo. To an outsider this phrase means nothing. People who don’t know the Jeff Adams, purple side alumnus tradition wouldn’t under1. All my friends were purple supporters, so I went purple stand the thumbs up for as well. the gold side or the purple 2. Both sides show enthusiasm. I think it felt better on the side’s obsession with the purple side, but I know both were good sides. cow. “Moo-psi-moo,” 3. I really didn’t have time. holds no significance to 4. They had a spirit for competition. those who don’t know the hard work and dedication that builds the homecoming tradition that Montevallo calls College Night. 1. Why did you go green? For California native, 2. What’s your favorite part about College Night? Zoyla Pinacho, it was a 3. Why do you come back? new experience. Pinacho arrived last year as a David Clemons, green alumnus double major in Spanish 1. When I was trying to choose a side, even the gold side said and theatre. This year, she there wasn’t room for one more. I enjoy being a part of it. participated in the celebra2. The chance to see old friends, come back to campus and tion as an assistant stage be a part of the tradition that is so unique to Montevallo. manager for the purple 3. I enjoy seeing my old friends and seeing the progress that side. What surprised her has been made to the campus since I graduated. most was how intense the homecoming celebration Carla Clemons, green alumna actually was. “In my mind, 1. I was on yearbook staff and didn’t want to be biased. I knew that College Night 2. The tradition and experience of it and getting to see required a lot of work, people I haven’t seen. but I didn’t imagine the 3. I love this school. No other schools are like it. This is intensity of it,” she said. where I met my husband, and I love coming back. Intense can only partly describe the atmosphere of College Night. Pinacho said rehearsals lasted

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other.” Sure, maybe for the undergraduates who will have some fleeting rivalries against each other for a couple of years. However, what is the point of Homecoming? Homecoming is not ultimately aimed at undergraduates; it’s aimed at alumni, those who have traveled to live and work far and wide but who want and feel the need to “come home.” When I look and talk to my fellow alumni who come back, I am talking to alumni on both sides of the split. Some of the people I looked forward to seeing most each February are “Vintage Purples,” even some who directly tried their hardest to beat me while I was an active Gold. Why? Because we have a shared experience. While the details may vary, the story is the same--you worked, you laughed, you cried and you loved. We are not just Golds. We are not just Purples. We are College Night. We are Montevallo.

anywhere from six to eight hours every night throughout the week. The weekend produced longer rehearsals lasting about 14 hours. The cast and crew critiqued everything from the beginning lights to the very last note of the very last song. Although the work was intense, Pinacho loved everything from beginning to end. “I have learned that it requires dedication, discipline and professionalism to make things happen--as well as being a team player,” Pinacho said. Being a team player is a life skill, but as the old saying goes--”blood is thicker than water.” For both sides, this is evident because of their concept of family. For example, each new member of the purple side gets to have purple parents; this helps them to meet more people and build relationships with those people. It’s all about finding somewhere to fit in. Passionate is the most obvious word to use when one sees the stage productions or even attends a mixer. College Night is something that many will hold dear to their hearts for life.

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Editor-in-Chief Heather Buckner Assistant Editor Kyle Jones Business Manager Daniel Farris Layout Editor Hannah Stein Entertainment Editor Sam Phillips News Editor Andrew Mechum Campus Life Editor Korey Wilson Sports Editor Jordon Semien Copy Editor&Columnist Drew Granthum Photographers Laura Quattrochi Jennifer Corona Contributing Writers: Sammy Schiffman Sydney Stover Reed Strength Stefan Vaziri Pablo Urbina Adviser: Tiffany Roskamp-Bunt The Alabamian is published twice monthly. As the campus newspaper of the University of Montevallo, this paper dedicates itself to the accurate presentation of the news of the University community, to reporting the news of all segments of that community, students, faculty, administrators, the board of trustees, alumni, and friends of the University. Further, it serves as a forum of opinion for the exchange of ideas among all its constituent groups. To that end, it operates without undue influence or control by any one of those constituent groups. The opinions expressed on this page are not necessarily those of the university, its officials, its faculty, or the student body.


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Photo by Matt Orton

No applause:

Palmer staff job tough but rewarding BY KYLE JONES, ASSISTANT EDITOR

Photo by John Crabtree

Mr. and Ms. Montevallo Clark Maxwell and Mechay Rush

Why so green? BY REED STRENGTH

On the university’s web page about college night, a small question is asked at the bottom of the general info: “What is being Green?” it asks. “An unofficial color designated for students who do not participate in College Night activities,” the answer states. At the campus bookstore, amongst all of the college night merchandise, sits a small green bumper sticker. “Apathetic House,” it reads. Those new to our campus quickly realize that peace signs and thumbs ups mean more than their traditional uses. It defines a certain identity one chooses to take while attending this school. While friends aren’t lost if they choose the opposite side, the competitive divide can certainly become evident during our 95-year-old homecoming tradition. What about the students who don’t flash either sign? What does the tradition and history mean to them, and why do they choose not to partake in it? “Going green” here certainly doesn’t mean living an environmentally respectful lifestyle. Further, what if green became a valid and official side where students could identify with a side while cheering for both the purple and gold productions? Freshman Jacob Robertson is a green, because he wants to “support the side that puts on the best performance.” Robertson says that though he is not against choosing a side some day, he recognizes a “fervor” that occurs within the sides

and says that people can “lose track of what the real idea behind it is.” Robertson also says being green does not necessarily mean being apathetic towards the celebration. “It’s more about being able to support both sides equally,” he surmised. When asked about green possibly becoming an official side Roberston said he liked the idea. While he says a green side show would be a mistake, he would “like to see green sort of banding together, cheering for everybody and really enjoying College Night the way it’s supposed to be enjoyed.” Sophomore English major Joe Tutwiler feels the opposite about Green becoming a separate side. “As fun as that would be, I think it defeats the purpose of being Green,” admits Tutwiler. “Being green means you don’t have a side…that’s as far as it needs to go.” He predicted that if the third color became official, another minority would sprout up of students that didn’t wish to be colored at all, a “sub-Green” as Tutwiler called it. However, Tutwiler’s choice for being Green was similar to Robertson’s, stating he doesn’t get excited for a specific side as much as the event as a whole. “I think that each side gets either way too into it, to the point of being antagonistic, or they’re so into it they shut everybody out,” says Tutwiler, later adding that the side allegiance has the potential to segregate the university. “Green is kinda like

a catch-all,” says Tutwiler. He feels that both purple and gold only take certain types of people, and that green is there for people that don’t fit into either color. Jordan Wales, a junior on campus, was a declared gold before turning green this year. Wales’ main reasons for deciding to be green were her feelings that she couldn’t get involved in her side’s activities and her inability to stick to a specific side. “I have no college night talents whatsoever,” Wales said, laughing. “I am a mass comm business major at the University of Montevallo getting a liberal arts degree.” She explained that she’s always been a “middle of the road type.” Wales says she pulls for the “whole university” and is wary of the school unifying “by splitting the school in half ” calling it a “civil war of arts.” She also has experienced “flack” for not picking a side--“more flack than you think.” Wales says that the green demographic of students exists for students that don’t have the time to put into college night and for “quiet people.” While the sticker might read “Apathetic House,” apathy was never an answer that any of the interviewed greens gave. The lesson to be learned from the greens may be that College Night is a celebration of the University and the arts, not a competition designed to stir up rivalries and a “civil war of arts.”

Here at the University of Montevallo, when it comes to College Night there isn’t just one way to get involved. Sure, most students join up with either the purple or gold sides and find their place, but others choose an alternative route. The little-known and underappreciated green team, or as they are commonly known Palmer staff, makes the homecoming world go round. These industrious and hardworking students are not in it for the glory or the pride. Along with a modest wage for their efforts comes a sense of accomplishment and service. Without this committed bunch, the efforts and planning of each side would be for naught. Who else would fix and adjust the lights, as well as the microphones, set up the stage and check the sets for their safety and structural integrity– all while taking care of historic Palmer Auditorium? The life of a Palmer staff member is nothing close to glamorous; long work hours and stressful conditions are the norm. Laurel Hall, a junior here at the university, who is in her third year working with Palmer staff adds technical director to her title this year. About her experience so far Hall said, “There have

been a lot of rough patches this year, with people focusing and people arguing. There have been arguments between each side and we always hear the backlash. I think this year’s been a little rough, but hopefully in the end people will respect the game and be OK with whatever outcome.” Along with the stresses of the job also comes the sacrifice. A lack of sleep is to be found among all College Night participants but especially among Palmer staff, considering they must be present to assist both sides in production. Brian “Paddy” McClendon, technical director for university events, says “The hardest part for for me is managing a 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. job on top of College Night. I get very little sleep.” This season has not been easy for anyone involved. Palmer staff is present right along each side during their cue-to-cue rehearsals. Cue-to-cue is already a long process as is; on top of that, this season has not been free of difficulties, mainly with sound and special effects, resulting in extra time for cast, crew and particularly staff. The job may sound strenuous, but ultimately there is a greater reward and an experience and in-

sight that many of us never get a chance to see–something that can only be described in their own words: “The reason I choose to play green side and be a part of Palmer staff is because it’s about more than picking and cheering for one side, it’s about the tradition. When I first came to Montevallo, I was told I HAD to choose a side,” Hall said. “People didn’t give me an option to be what I wanted, they took it upon themselves to tell me what I was. Then Palmer staff found me. They are a group of people who will work nonstop to keep our amazing tradition alive no matter what it takes.” While it is thankless, she enjoys it. “The hours are crazy, and the tasks are dangerous sometimes. But in the end I couldn’t be more proud to be a person whose work, if even at times is unseen, is crucial to this school and our 94th annual tradition,” said Hall. From all of us here at The Alabamian, we extend a sincere congratulations and thank you to Marion Brown, Brian “Paddy” McClendon, Laurel Hall, Andrew Fancher, Dillon Owens, Scott Carr and Chance Caruthers.

Design by Rachel Ruehmer

UM celebrates second 94th annual College Night BY HEATHER BUCKNER, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Returning college night attendees may notice their tickets for this year’s show look similar to the ones they may still have at home, as 2013 marks the second 94th annual College Night. Those looking for answers in the event’s program will not find them there, either. All references have been removed in light of the debate surrounding the upcoming centennial celebration. “We’re having the 94th again, basically,” said Nathan McMinn, who manages tickets with the College Night committee. “If it occurred on that day, that’s ‘one.’ It’s semantics; it’s how you look at it. We are having the 95th college night--this is the 95th time it’s occurred. But it’s the 94th anniversary.” McMinn continued, “I view it as an occurrence.” Kelly Wacker, the head of the College Night committee, was quick to comment that this is not so much

a debate as just a group of people trying to figure something out. “Honestly I feel like there are two schools of thought regarding how you number it, and I think it just depends on which school of thought you subscribe to,” explained Wacker. “My understanding it that that first college night has been counted as year zero and the second performance as year one, because it’s the first annual event,” said Wacker. “That’s my understanding on how it’s been calculated traditionally.” According to event planner, Audrey Alverson Stowe of Classic Events Inc., “The number of times that the event occurs equals the __ annual event.” “Part of the reason we’re discussing it now is that we’re looking ahead to 100 years,” said Wacker. “The 100th year of College Night is a big deal. We want to make sure we celebrate it’s birthday properly.”


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Lost in space, streak continues BY KYLE JONES, ASSISTANT EDITOR

Photos by Justin Barron

The 2013 Purple Victory production “Taking Up Space” blasts us into the world of the USS Triumph and its Space C.O.W.S (Cadets of West Seattle), led by fearless, though reckless, Captain Glenn Majors. The year is 3013 and human beings have been in deep space for the past 300 years exploring and interacting with various life forms throughout the galaxy. Accompanying Captain Majors is an assortment of crewmembers, his second in command being Commander Walker, who is the unknowing love interest of the ship’s chief medical officer Doctor Scott. While venturing through space the ship receives a distress signal from the planet Rekcabeur. Captain Majors and crew descend to the planet to investigate. A nameless redshirted crewmember

is unceremoniously pushed out first in order to explore their surroundings only to be eaten by a snake-like creature named Fluffy and promptly replaced by another redshirted crew member with a striking resemblance of the last. The crew determines this planet may be hostile, and their suspicions are correct-an evil alien race known as the Chthonians ambush the crew and take Officer Alan Anyguy as their captive. The Captain and his crew have no choice but to retreat to their ship and regroup. Captain Majors attempts to rally his crew for a rescue mission of their captured comrade but to no avail--the crew is set in their opinion and has dubbed their fearless captain, “Captain Catastrophe.” Meanwhile down on planet Rekcabeur the evil Chthonians

and their Queen have taken to “torturing” their captive Alan Anyguy. As the Queen reveals her plan of using the Chthonian G.O.L.D.S. (Geriatric Optimized Laser Deterioration System) device to conquer the universe, Alan is subjected to unimaginable torture of recliner lounging, being fed grapes and watching television. Back on the USS Triumph Captain Glenn Majors manages to rally his crew by reminding them of their space cadet oath they have all taken, which cites to never leave a man behind. Though, their efforts may have been too late. The Chthonians had already tested their G.O.L.D.S. device on Officer Anyguy, turning him into a bearded cane wielding version of his former self. A final battle takes place between the two opposing sides, a fast-paced slow motion affair.

Ankles were bitten, punches thrown and rubber chickens flew, but by the end of the dramatic collision the space cadets came out on top with the G.O.L.D.S. device and a blossoming love between Doctor Scott and Commander Walker. The C.O.W.S. turn the machine upon its makers, blasting the Chthonians into the geriatric age as well as reversing the weapon’s rays to turn Officer Anyguy back to his normal self.

The dust has settled and the crew rejoices once again upon their ship the USS Triumph. Faith is renewed in their Captain, and Doctor Scott and now revealed Commander Sky Walker revel in their new found love. The formerly evil Chthonians are brought on board and assimilated into the crew as they blast off destination unknown into the future.

Photos by Jennifer Corona

Down to the wire:

Women’s basketball BY PABLO URBINA

Gold holds off Purple charge BY STEFAN VAZIRI

The Gold side was victorious in the annual Purple vs. Gold men’s soccer match. Two late goals were the deciding factor in what would be a hard-fought affair. The game took place Saturday, Feb. 2 at the intramural fields. Philip Dublin and Billy Chapata were the lone scorers with Dublin notching an assist. Zach Campbell also had an assist in the victory.

Both sides started out strong early on, carving out chances at both ends. The purple side was had a chance score eight minutes in when Kyle Jones had an opportunity for a header on the end of a corner kick but missed just high. After 25 minutes, the two sides remained scoreless going into halftime. The start of the second half saw the gold side enjoy most of the possession early on. This led to a flurry of attacks that were met by a number of key saves from purple side keeper Tim Moody. Gold finally broke through with ten minutes left when Zach Campbell picked out Phillip Dublin, putting him through on goal. Dublin buried the chance and celebrated emphatically with gold side supporters. Purple had their best chance of the game a few minutes later when Carlos Barahona hit the crossbar from twenty yards out in a dead ball situation. The Gold side put the game out of reach moments later when Billy Chapata finished a chance from six yards out with Dublin this time turning provider.

The Purple vs. Gold basketball game ended in a tightly contested win for the gold side. The game, played on Feb. 3 in Myrick, was decided in the second half. Elise Hayes and Jessica Jorgenson were the leading scorers for the Purple side, with Hayes notching 19 points and Jorgenson scoring 17 points. For the Gold side, K’trina Ruff and Kailey Goodwin led in scoring. Ruff scored 16 points, and Goodwin put up 15 points on the board.

The first half of play was the most tightly contested of the game. At the end of the first half, purple led 25 to 21. The second half was also tightly contested, but gold bounced back from their deficit to win the game 57 to 46. As is the case with every single College Night sporting event, there were numerous fans and cheers from both sides. The excited and abundant cheering coming from the rival sides added to the already hypedup atmosphere present all over campus.

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