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Pg. 8 Scrimmage wraps up Spring football practice

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Nashville Beat concert brings mother, son, poetry and professionals together Sam Bare

News Editor The Nashville Beat is coming to Wingate for a Lyceum event the campus has never before experienced. They have teamed up with Dr. Sylvia Little-Sweat for a concert featuring everything from jazz, country, blues and rock and roll. The concert will be Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in the McGee Theater. Dr. Little-Sweat, professor of English at Wingate, has been on sabbatical this past semester making a CD entitled The Way Home with her son, renowned drummer Wes Little. Wes has performed with such musical artists as Joe Nichols, Jo Dee Messina and Alicia Keys. Dr. Little-Sweat and her son have wanted to collaborate, but their schedules never allowed

she said. “I found the whole it before this year. “I realized process invigorating mentally that if we could ever do a reand emotionally. To have Wes cording in Nashville write the music that I would need for three of the to have a spring songs and arsabbatical so that range the melody we could work I had composed during Wes’ down for one fulfilled time—right after my dream of New Year’s gigs or collaboration of before the touring poetry to music.” started again in the The songs spring,” said Dr. feature a combiLittle-Sweat. nation of poetry The CD features and music that six songs with lyrics stems from Dr. by Dr. Little-Sweat Photo courtesy of Dr. Sylvia Little-Sweat Little-Sweat’s and one with both Dr. Sylvia Little-Sweat is premiering a CD made with her son, Wes life experiences. lyrics and music Little, in a concert at Wingate. “Poems are evby her. All of the erywhere waiting songs are sung and played by to be written, so I am never at professional musicians. “I had a loss for poetic subjects,” she hoped that I would be able to said. She used Wordsworth’s get one finished song worthy phrase “spots of time” to deof being recorded for the CD,” scribe the poetic moments she

experiences each day that give the poet in her cause to write. “I have lived many spots of time and I understand myself emotionally, so I always have a stash of those in my mind and heart.” Dr. Little-Sweat and her son worked together as professionals and so did not experience mother-son tensions during the project, said Dr. Little-Sweat. Since all Dr. Little-Sweat knew about the industry was what Little had told her, she tried to stay out of his way during the technical procedures and saved all of her questions for when he was finished. “We are both meticulous and desire the best results so we had a silent agreement to stay out of each other’s way when necessary,” she said. “I got the ‘traffic-cop-palm-out’ signal Continued on Pg. 15

NEWS BRIEF Baccalaureate information Pg. 2 What should Wingate do to further recruit students? Pg. 3 Letter from the editor Pg. 4 GreekWeek pictures Pg. 5 Athlete Spotlight: Lee Oxendine Pg. 9 Denton shoots career best for runner-up finish Pg. 10 GA’s leaving Wingate and movie tickets Pg. 16



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Baccalaureate to ‘Sherlock Holmes’ to be shown be held April 22 Friday in the Jefferson Quad Rhonda Naylor

Staff Writer This year’s Baccalaureate for the Class of 2010 will be held April 22nd at 9:30 a.m. in the McGee Theatre. A Baccalaureate is a centuries-old religious tradition which originally started in England. Here, in the United States, it generally refers to a religious ceremony held before high school or college graduations. The ceremony provides an intimate opportunity to honor the graduating senior class. This year’s speaker will be Rev. Chris Justice, the Senior Pastor at Lee Park Baptist Church. All faculty members will attend dressed in their academic regalia. Several students and faculty members will take part in the service.

Nicci Brown. Wingate University Registrar stated, “The ceremony will last about fifty minutes in order to allow students to attend their 10:30 a.m classes. Dress should be casual dressy.” Graduating seniors should wear their cap and gown to the event. For undergraduates, it is an opportunity to support the seniors who have been a part of our lives as fellow classmates and friends. This is a chance to make their memories all the more special. For graduating seniors, this is a time to celebrate their accomplishments, to reflect on their years here at Wingate, and to envision the journey they are about to begin. The Baccalaureate will be a Lyceum. Congratulations, Class of 2010!

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Staff Writer Winter has melted away into an unseasonably warm spring so far. The trees are blooming, the birds are chirping, and it seems the world is beckoning for us all to spend some quality time with Mother Nature. Students are out playing volleyball, jogging the campus, or set up in a quiet spot studying in the sun. What better way to end a lovely spring evening than to watch a movie outdoors under the stars? Wingate University will provide another Movie on the Lawn on Friday, April 16. As usual the big screen will be set up in the Jefferson quad and the show will start at 8:30 p.m. The university offers these events at various times throughout the year to give students nice times to relax and mingle. This particular Movie on the Lawn will be Sherlock Holmes. Watch as the legendary detective, played by Robert Downey Jr., along with

Dr. Watson, played by Jude Law, takes on the elusive Lord Blackwood. Not only must Sherlock Holmes interpret and connect clues along his quest, he must also resist temptress Irine Adler, played by Rachel McAdams. Mark Strong brings the


‘Sherlock Holmes’

Where? Jefferson Quad

When? April 16 8:30 p.m.

Cost? Free sinister serial killer Blackwood to life. He was formerly pronounced dead but has

somehow fooled everyone and is back and as lethal as ever. Holmes teams up with Watson and Adler to try to find and stop the villain before he takes the lives of anymore innocent people. Is Adler really on the side of good? Will they catch Blackwood? Set in London in the 1890s, this mystery film, with its stellar cast, intriguing plot, and beautiful costumes, is sure to please. “Movie on the Lawn is a great opportunity for students to come see a movie on the big screen!” says Sarah Smith, Assistant Director of Campus Life for Activities. Not only is it a great flick, but there’s the promise of popcorn as well! Honestly, what is a movie without some popcorn? So grab a lawn chair, beach towel, or blanket and come watch Sherlock Holmes on the lawn. Take advantage of some free fun and this beautiful weather. And in the spirit of Sherlock Holmes, if you decline this opportunity, you won't have a clue what you're missing!

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Exit exams need consistency, practicality As the school year is winding down, many of us are currently swarmed with work. Once we finally get through that work, then it’s just time for finals and even more studying. Seniors, however, have had to study for their exit exams on top of all the work. Although the exams are basically over by now, I have heard a lot of mixed emotions about them. I have heard everything from people thinking the exit exam process was excellent to no big deal to completely ridiculous. Some examples of these are to follow. A good amount of my friends at Wingate are communication majors. I thought it was weird the week after Spring Break that they hadn’t heard about their exit exam at all when I, a human services major, knew about mine in January. The

communication majors were finally notified about the dates they could take their exams one week prior to the test. Is that enough time to study what you have learned in four years of college on top of everything else college students have on their plate? They were told that they could take the exam on March 16 or 18 and March 23 was the deadline. As of Tuesday, I have not heard of a single communication major who has found out if they passed their exit exam; and now it’s nearly a month later. Seeing that Wingate’s exit exam deadline is Friday, this doesn’t provide much time between finding out results, studying and retaking the sections necessary before the deadline. Human services and psychology majors had exit

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exams that consisted of 240 multiple choice questions, 20 from 12 different classes. All of these students found out their results just five or six days later, including a weekend and it wasn’t a Scantron exam. I have to congratulate the human services and psychology departments for that. Marketing majors took an exam consisting of 50 multiple choice questions using a Scantron sheet and found out their results in some cases within hours. However, I feel like the drastic 190 question difference between marketing and human services/ psychology majors shouldn’t exist. Two other examples of drastic differences are the sociology majors, whose exit exam consisted of one essay question and the sports

management majors who do a research paper and presentation for their exit exam. Education majors’ exam process might be one of the few I agree with. Their exit exam is to pass the Praxis II. If they don’t pass the Praxis they can take the department’s exam in order to graduate. That almost seems more logical than multiple choice exams since the Praxis is a test that is used by many states for teacher licensure and certification. Clearly not all majors are listed here, but these are a few of the ones that stood out the most to me and the exams that I have heard the most about. Although exit exams are required for accreditation purposes by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, I feel that there should

be some form of consistency provided across majors and the amount of time students have to prepare. If we all are required to have the same number of credit hours, general education requirements and all have to pass an exit exam, why should the latter be so diverse? On another note, the Triangle will run its last issue for the 2009-2010 academic year next Thursday. The staff will be losing five editors after this semester. Doug Coats, opinions editor, Chris Siers, copy editor, Cameron Quick, features editor, and myself, editor-in-chief will all be graduating in May. Kevin Goode, features editor, will be stepping down from his position here to write for the Enquirer Journal in Monroe. With these positions opening, if you are at all interested in

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Thursday, April 15, 2010


Greek Week in Pictures

Photo by Katherine Hendericks

Kappa Alpha takes 2nd place in glow-in-the-dark kickball.

Simga Sigma Sigma before their formal Saturday.

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Photo by Megan Wood

Delta Sigma Phi talking strategy before the Greek Life Adventure.

Chi Omega completing their puzzle the Greek Life Adventure.

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Alpha Xi Delta’s at their formal Saturday.

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Pi Kappa Phi takes 1st place in glow-in-the-dark kickball.

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Thursday, April 15

Lyceum: Leadership Certificate @ 6 p.m. Lyceum: Film Series- Gran Torino @ 7:30 p.m.

President - Rob Straube Vice-President - Archita Golwala Secretary - Jennifer Nelson Treasurer - Heath Weatherford Campus Life - Brandy Mills Public Relations - Heather Shinn Honor Council - Danny Butler Activities - Abby Coffey Leadership Development - Daniel Johnson

Friday, April 16

Opera Scenes @ 7:30 p.m. Movie on the Lawn: Sherlock Holmes @ 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 17

Accepted Students Day

Monday, April 19

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Tiger decides to “Just Do Woods, Roethlisberger, Holmes all show alarming It” in filming of commercial pattern of repeat offenses, need to face the music Chelsea Cancelliere

Sports Columnist Tiger Woods had the right idea going into the Masters in Augusta this past week. It seemed as though he was trying to blend in, going about his business on the driving range and throughout his practice rounds. However, the media was all over him, as can be expected when you are a star on the golf course. Woods had taken a 144 day absence from competitive golf, just dealing with the media and all of the negative attention. He hoped to come back and win the Masters; however, that was not the case, with Woods placing fourth overall. Blending in was not much of an option when his Nike ad debuted on the Golf Channel and ESPN, the night before the Masters. The black-andwhite ad consisted of a silent Woods listening to an audio clip of his deceased father, Earl Woods. This 30-second ad is Tiger’s father lecturing him. He says, “Tiger, I am more prone to be inquisitive, to promote discussion. I want to find out what your thinking was. I want to find out what your feelings are. And did you learn anything?” Tiger remains silent, staring into the camera with an emotionless face. The commercial is obviously supposed to remind us of Woods’ sexual mistakes over the past few months, as well as that Tiger is just like the rest of us, a person.

Wingate University Junior Delric Ellington shared his feelings about the commercial. “I think it was original and creative,” said Ellington. “I also believe that it sent a message to think about your actions and learn from them.” Although this may be the case, others may take a different view regarding the Nike ad. In fact, was Tiger not recently demanding privacy from his private matters? You can’t have it both ways. You can’t stipulate confidentiality and then appear in a controversial, national advertisement. It just does not seem right to complain about the attention and then approve a commercial that draws in more. Not only does the ad bring scrutiny because of the message’s content, it uses Tiger’s deceased father to make a point. It all just seems too arranged. Woods appeared dressed up in his Nike gear and for 30-seconds had to look into the camera and try his best to look inoffensive. However, he did not say one word the entire time. It would have been powerful to hear Tiger’s responses to his father’s statements. Everyone has a different view on the Tiger scenario, but either way, the Nike-ad seemed like it aired too soon. Woods is still recovering from the situation. When Nike and IMG hit the drawing board for this commercial, they must have stuck with the popular phrase, “Just Do It.”

Steven Grandy

Sports Editor What do Tiger Woods, Ben Roethlisberger and Santonio Holmes all have in common? In addition to being professional athletes that get paid more than some countries annual Gross Domestic Product, all three have been in the headlines for the wrong reasons recently. The worst part, at least in my eyes, is that all three are back in the headlines for doing the same thing that earned them negative press in the first place. Let’s start with Tiger Woods. While many would assume that I am referring to Tiger’s recent marital struggles, that’s not entirely true. Yes, as time goes on the number of women other than his wife that claim to have been Tiger’s lover have increased. However, before Woods’ adultary scandal became public in November, he made news for his poor behavior on the golf course. Specifically, Woods has a potty mouth . Numerous times Woods has been either heard on national television or by fans attending PGA events swearing, including during last weekend’s Masters tournament. These aren’t fivecent words either. Among other things, Woods has said Jesus’s name in vain, a harsher form of “stink” and the f-word. Before anyone has the opportunity to challenge me on my language, I will admit that I don’t have the cleanest mouth. I have had the privledge of doing some public address announcing for the Wingate athletic department and realize that if I said anything close to what Tiger said,

I would be finding a new job. What irks me though is not Tiger’s mouth. Instead, it is that he continues his foul-mouthed ways after promising to change during his self-imposed break from golf. I realize that Woods fell off the wagon and that he doesn’t deserve to have the book thrown at him. Still, Woods needs to do a better job of controlling his emotions and his mouth in a sport that values gentlemanly behavior more than any other. While Ocmulgee County (Ga.) District Attorney Fredric Bright may not have had enough evidence to indict Ben Roethlisberger on rape charges, with two simple words he gave Roethlisberger’s party lifestyle a death sentence: “Grow up.” Roethlisberger was investigated after a 20-year-old female claimed that she was raped by the Steeler quarterback. The victim, whos name has not been released to the public, claims that she was sexually assaulted in the bathroom of a Milledgeville nightclub. Not surprisingly, alcohol was involved. While there wasn’t enough evidence to charge Roethlisberger, the fact that this is the second rape allegation against him in less than a year is very troubling. Roethlisberger faces a civil suit in Nevada by a casino worker who claims that she was raped by Roethlisberger. Adding to Roethlisberger’s woes is the fact that he may be suspended for violating the league’s Personal Conduct Policy. At any rate, Roethlisberger has been tried, convicted and executed in the court of common sense. Roethlisberger

is 28 years old and has won two Super Bowls in a six year career. Why would anyone want to throw that away just for a drunk hookup? Speaking of foolish Pittsburgh Steeler players, Santonio Holmes’ legal troubles earned him a one way ticket out of the Steel City. Holmes was traded earlier this week to the New York Jets after his latest legal snafu, when a Orlando woman claimed the she was cut above the eye by a glass thrown by Holmes. Holmes’ past legal troubles include drug charges, disorderly conduct and domestic violence. Holmes showed his immaturity following the Orlando incident by writing on his Twitter account that he was going to “wake n bake” and that a follower who criticised him to “kill urself”. The Steelers must have felt that Holmes’ negative press was outweighed his on-field performance, as Holmes was traded for a fifth round pick. As a die-hard Steeler fan, I was not happy when I first heard about the trade, however the Rooney family does need to show that knuckleheads do not have a place in Pittsburgh. Keep in mind they traded away Plaxico Burress and we all know how that worked out. Hopefully the Holmes deal will not come back to burn the Steelers. Thankfully for these three, they get to enjoy the fact that in America, people usually get another chance. Each had better clean up his act, because the opportunity to correct a future mistake may not exist.



Lacrosse team looks to make run in Deep South conference tournament Ramsey. I have to credit both coaches for helping make that Staff Writer possible through hard work and dedication, especially for this being my first year on defense.” The Wingate Bulldogs Sophomore goalie Danny Lacrosse team begins Dlugozima earned honorableconference tournament play mention Deep South this week after spending the Conference. Like Ramsey, previous two weeks playing Dlugozima has also started 13 two regular season conference out of 14 games for Wingate matches. as well as, accumulated 161 Even though the Bulldogs saves this season. “Our season suffered two defeats in their has not been what we had conference matches, they do hoped, but the not feel anything “We cannot hold tournament but hopeful for is a fresh start the tournament. and we plan on back anything Billy Mutton, a competing for because this junior attack, the title,” said said, “We would Dlugozima. could possibly love to just play The Bulldogs hard and survive be our last game are currently and advance of the season.” 1-4 coming into through the tournament - Matt Ramsey tournament.” this week with Junior defender an early season Matt Ramsey, victory on March like Mutton, also feels the team third over Florida Southern 12 has a real shot, “As for the to 11. However, the bulldogs tournament, it is going to be suffered two early loses to Saint key that we leave everything Leo and to Rollins and then lost out on the field, win or lose. April third to Mars Hill 13-7 We cannot hold back anything and then to 12 to 8 defeat to because this could possibly be Catawba on April tenth. our last game of the season.” The Bulldogs play Tuesday, Although this year the April 13 for the opening round Bulldogs are a young team to the Deep South Conference they have compiled leaders at 7 p.m. at Catwaba and if on the field. Ramsey was they win they advance to named to the Deep South play on April 15 at Mars Hill. All-Conference selection. The Bulldogs’ game against Ramsey led the Bulldogs with Catawba did not end in time 19 turnovers and collecting 39 for this edition of The Weekly groundballs. He also started Triangle. 13 out of the 14 games this season for the Bulldogs. “It is Staff Writer Bryant Lilley an honor to make the All- Deep contributed to this article South Conference team,” said

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Football ends successful spring practice season with annual game of the spring practice season for the Bulldogs. According Staff Writer Softcheck, the team had several goals for the practice season. “We worked in a lot The Bulldog football players of guys at different positions battled each other in some that are open due to senior friendly competition during the graduations,” he said. “We also annual spring game. had a lot of young Saturday’s game at guys who didn’t get a Irwin Belk Stadium lot of playing time last was shorter than season and we were a regulation game able to get them lots and lasted just of practice in a gameover an hour. The like situation.” method of scoring The Bulldogs are also differed. trying to find a solid Offense could score offensive line after points through a the loss of senior Ben touchdown, first Benshoof. Softcheck downs or play over described that as a 20 yards. Defense “key goal” for the could also score, offense, along with through three-andfinding a tight end outs and turnovers. to replace senior The gold team was Ryan Webber. On up 35-2 at the end the defensive side, of the first half and the Bulldogs are although the blue looking to fill Tylan team had a surge in Merkerson’s spot at the second half, the safety. gold team took the “Our main win at 47-34. team goal was to “The game itself continue to improve was entertaining,” Photo courtesy of Wingate University Sports Information throughout the said Head Coach spring and to get Joe Reich. “We Wide receiver Chris Bowden (80) scores a touchdown in Saturday’s Spring Game. that mind set,” Reich were able to get said. “It is easy to many guys quality ease up during the healthiest off-seasons we’ve reps and help us build depth.  later part of the spring.  You had,” said wide receivers coach We also had big plays on both have to fight that tendency.  I Jordan Softcheck. “We were sides of the ball.  The guys had think our guys did that for the able to divide into two teams a lot of fun with the game.” most part.  Now we must have for the first time in a long time Coach Mike Long, offensive that same mentality over the because the guys have been coordinator, felt the team summer.  We have to be on the healthy.” Softcheck attributed showed a lot of potential. “We upper end of the commitment the health of the players to the need to get stronger, better offseason strength and training continuum.” in the run game and quicker. During halftime, 43 of the program. “That program They’re heading in a good signees for next season were prevented a lot of injury,” he direction and have a lot of recognized. said. potential,” he said. This game marked the close Junior quarterback Cody

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Haffly agreed. He said, “We’re on our way to getting where we want to be.” In previous years, the Bulldogs had not been able to split into two separate teams as they did on Saturday. “This has been one of the


Thursday, April 15, 2010

Champs! Baseball earns first SAC regular season title in a decade

Athlete Spotlight Lee Oxendine

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the bottom of the sixth on an Isaacs homerun and a double Staff Writer by junior designated hitter Tres Ramirez. Carson-Newman tied In order for the Wingate the game again in the seventh baseball team to claim the inning and scored the go-ahead 2010 South Atlantic Conferrun in the top of the eighth. The ence regular season title, they Eagles had runners on second needed to defeat Carson-Newand third with one out but Bullman in two out of three games dog junior reliever Cameron last weekend. Despite losing Falcon entered the game and the opener on Friday night, the got out of the inning without Bulldogs were able to take the surrendering any runs. series and the championship The Bulldogs seized control with a Saturday sweep. of the game in the bottom half On Friday night, Carsonof the inning, scoring two runs Newman got a three-run home and holding on in the ninth for run in the first inning and a 6-5 win and a share of the never looked back. The Eagles SAC title. added two runs in the fourth Wingate would claim the and three in the fifth on their conference all for themselves way to a 9-4 victory. “It (stunk) with a convincing 6-0 win in that we had to go into Saturgame two. The Bulldogs scored day knowing that we had to four runs in the first inning and win both games,” said senior added two more in the fourth pitcher Tyler Almond. “We inning. knew Junior that if pitcher we dug Marc deep we Rape could went pull it seven off.” inPrior nings, to the giving first up four game on Photo courtesy of Wingate University Sports Information hits and Satur- Wingate baseball players celebrate their SAC regular three day, season championship. walks Wingwhile ate’s striking out four. Rape’s efsix seniors were recognized. forts earned him his first SAC They include outfielders Nick Pitcher of the Week award. Siega-Riz, and Jerome Henley, For Siega-Riz, this year’s infielder Logan Isaacs, and team was the best team that he pitchers Almond, Dusty White has been on during his Wingate and Lee Oxendine. career. “We all mesh perfectly In game one, Wingate took together and are really close, a 2-0 lead in the bottom of which is why we play so well the first inning on sophomore together,” said Siega-Riz. “I leftfielder Casey Allison’s never felt like we were out of fourth homerun of the season. this series, and after winning The Eagles tied the game in the second game, I knew we the fifth with two runs but saw had them.” the Bulldogs take a 4-2 lead in


Year: Senior Sport: Baseball Hometown: Laurinburg Career Highlights: Being blessed to play with a great group of guys, 2010 SAC Preseason All-Conference 2nd Team, Undefeated in high school, Member of All-State and All-Region teams Best Advice Heard: “Never give up on your dreams” Who I Would Have Dinner with: Lil Wayne Photo by Steven Grandy

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Sports Editor For Wingate senior pitcher Lee Oxendine, winning the South Atlantic Conference baseball title has been on his wish list since arriving on campus four years ago. Oxendine and the rest of his Bulldog teammates got their wish on Saturday, clinching the 2010 SAC title with a sweep of Carson-Newman. “It was something I wanted to do since I got here,” said Oxendine. “It’s even better to win it this year because I’m a senior. Winning the conference title is all our team has thought about since August. Just having the chance to win would have been really cool, but actually winning it is awesome.” Oxendine credits head coach Allen Osborne as the biggest key in the Bulldogs’ success. “Things changed when Coach Osborne came here in 2007,” said Oxendine. “He, as well as the rest of coaching staff, really

know the game and know about winning. They are determined to succeed.” After spending the early part of his Wingate career as a starter, Oxendine moved to the bullpen beginning in the 2009 season. This season, Oxendine has posted a 2-2 record with three saves in 14 appearances. “You just have to be ready because you don’t know when it will be your turn,” says Oxendine of his bullpen role. “Once you get the call, you have to tell yourself that no one can hit you and that you’re the best guy out there.” Although Oxendine played other sports in high school, baseball has long been the primary sport. “My parents got me started in baseball and t-ball when I was five. I played soccer, football, and basketball in middle in high schools, but none of them could compare to how much I loved playing baseball.” The SAC title is the latest in a long line of athletic

accomplishments for Oxendine. Oxendine had a perfect 13-0 record during his career at Scotland County High School, earning All-State and AllRegion honors. Oxendine also won the state championship in his senior season. Although his collegiate career may be coming to a close, Oxendine hopes to continue his career at the professional level. “I’m hoping to get drafted and play somewhere professionally,” said Oxendine. Oxendine will only have to wait a few short weeks as the 2010 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft will take place in early June. Oxendine and his Bulldog teammates will travel to Pensacola, Fla. for a series this weekend against the University of West Florida. Wingate will conclude the 2010 regular season Tuesday with a home game against Lander. First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m.



Denton shoots career-best 141 in runner-up finish at McAmis Invitational Steven Grandy

Sports Editor For Wingate golfer Ashley Denton, its not how one starts that counts, but how they finish. After an admittedly slow start to the season, Denton has moved her way up the leaderboard this season and continued the recent trend with a runner-up finish in the 13th annual Anges McAmis Invitational. After shooting a season best 71 in Monday’s opening round, Denton entered play on Tuesday with a share of the lead. Although Denton bettered her round Tuesday by one stroke, it was not enough to give her the victory. Still, Denton wasn’t complaining with her second place finish. “I’m very pleased with how I played,” said Denton after shooting a career-best 141. “When I turned in my scorecard I thought I had won, but it turned out that she (Martin) played a bit better. It’s the first time I’ve been under par for a college tournament and I gave it all I had.” A big part of Denton’s success was her opening round 71. “It was a good start to the tournament, but I also felt a bit of pressure (Tuesday) to prove myself. I kept telling myself to stay calm and after a few holes I figured I could be a bit more

aggressive in shooting for the pins. I had nothing to lose.” Denton has had success in the past in the McAmis Invitational, shooting below a 75 in all but two career rounds at Link Hills Country Club. “I enjoy playing at this course,” said Denton. “It’s a good layout in that there are no surprises. What you see is what you get. Accuracy and good course management are important, but having good weather was a big help.” In addition to Denton, senior Allie Osberg also participated in the McAnnis invitational. Osberg shot a 155 to finish in a tie for 19 place. Both the Wingate men’s and women’s teams will participate in the Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Tournament at Etowah Valley Country Club beginning on Monday. Denton feels that the Wingate women have a chance at the conference title. “I feel like our team is well prepared. We will have to go in to the tournament mentally strong. Carson-Newman and Newberry will be tough, but if we play well I think we can beat them.” Denton also has some individual incentive to play well. “This tournament helped me to work on a regional bid,” said Denton. “I know I have to play well at conference to have a chance. It may be a longshot, but I’m going to give it my best.”

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1. Ten years. That was how long it had been since a Wingate baseball team won the South Atlantic Conference regular season title prior to Saturday. The Bulldogs swept a doubleheader against Carson-Newman, 6-5 and 6-0. The conference championship comes only three years after head coach Allen Osborne was hired. In addition to the conference title, Wingate junior Marc Rape was named the SAC Pitcher of the Week. For more on baseball, see page 9 2. The Wingate football team wrapped up spring practice with their annual spring game Saturday morning. The Wingate Gold team consisting of the first string offense and second string defense defeated the Wingate Blue team 47-34. For more on the spring game, see page 8 3. Although it wasn’t pretty, the UConn women’s basketball team won their second national championship in a row and 78 consecutive win with a 53-47 triumph over Stanford. UConn trailed at halftime by a 20-12 margin following a lousy first half but roared back for the victory. I would expect UConn to be the preseason #1 as well as the overwhelming favorite to win their third national title in a row. 4. It may not have been popular with the legions of New York Yankee and Boston Red Sox fans, but I give umpire Joe West a High Five for speaking his mind. Last week West publically criticised the Yankees and Red Sox for their slow play. I love baseball and enjoy the fact that their isnt a clock, but these games are absurd. There is no reason that a nine inning professional ballgame should take almost four hours to play. I don’t see it changing anytime soon though, because the longer the games last, the more money teams can make on concessions. 5. Life is good if you are a fan of the Washington Redskins. Not only did the ‘Skins get a start quarterback in Donovan McNabb, they also yanked him away from the Philladelphia Eagles, a hated rival and divisional opponent. The Redskins may not be a Super Bowl favorite, but the addition of McNabb makes them a lot better instantly.

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1. Prayers go out to the families of the 29 miners killed in last week’s tragedy at Upper Big Branch Mine in West Virgina, which is the deadliest mining disaster since 1970. An spark from a piece of mining equiptment is believed to have ignited methane gas, causing an explosion so violent that it twisted railroad tracks. Massey Energy, the mine owner, has racked up $382,000 in fines for this mine in the last year. I’m guessing that several lawsuits and a possible Congressional hearing may be in the cards for Massey and its leaders. 2. Since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, it has been illegal to bring a loaded firearm onto an airplane. While one would think that this is common knowledge, someone forgot to tell Cleveland Browns nose tackle Shaun Rogers. Rogers was arrested on April Fool’s Day for having a loaded .45 calliber handgun in his carry-on bag at a Cleveland airport. Rogers claims that he forgot the gun was in his bag before attempting to get on the plane. I’m not sure what is more deserving of the Low Five: Roger’s actions, or his audacity to enter a “not guilty” plea in court. 3. While on the subject of dumb football players, its hard to ignore Santonio Holmes’ behavior. Holmes is dealing with a lawsuit from a woman claiming that Holmes threw a glass at her and cut her above the eye at an Orlando nightclub. In responce to her suit, Holmes wrote on his Twitter account that he planned to “wake n bake”, which is slang for smoking pot. This was just the latest in a long line of legal run ins for Holmes and apparently the Pittsburgh Steelers had enough of it. Holmes, the MVP of Super Bowl XLIII, was traded to the New York Jets on Sunday for a fifth-round draft pick. 4. Kentucky basketball player John Wall was the top freshman in college basketball this year, but thanks to NBA rules, Wall is leaving the Wildcats for the riches of the NBA draft. Wall is not alone, being followed out of Lexington by four other underclassman. This trend will continue until the NCAA develops the same eligibility rule that every other sport has to follow besides basketball. 5. While it is hard to complain about the warm weather that Wingate students have been enjoying, an unwanted accompanier has been pollen. North Carolina is one of the worst states in the nation for tree pollen and this has been a particularly bad year. While it would be nice to get some rain to clean the air and cars, the weather forecasts do not look encouraging.


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Staff Spotlight: Latia Allen Allen fulfills dream of working in higher education

said. Allen took online courses Features Editor as well as took an internship in Queens University’s career Following the advice of her services department. “The college mentor, Latia Allen, internship allowed for me to assistant registrar for degree earn practical experience in the clearance, takes what she calls field,” Allen said. a “genuine interest” in the lives “After the internship of the students she helps every ended I still continued my day. classes,” Allen said. “I While attending James applied here (Wingate) Madison University to do admissions during her own college and got offered career, her mentor Cheryl the administrative Plank suggested that she assistant to the would be great in a role in dean of enrollment which she was able to help management. So that’s college students navigate where I started here at through college. Wingate. So that was “I remember saying to my foot in the door her, ‘I would love to do for a real paying job in what you do Mrs. Plank.’” higher education.” said Allen. She said, “The Allen now works in one thing that I really the registrar’s office and loved about her was, she counsels students that always there for me. She are mostly in the last was always one of those stages of their collegiate people who asked, ‘what careers, making sure are you dreams? What that they are heading do you want to do in in the right direction to life?’ She took a genuine graduate. interest in me.” Having a better Photo by Amanda Sudol After earning appreciation and a degree in giving students a communications with What is your favorite book? better understand of emphasis in public The Color Purple Alice Walker the academic process relations, Allen knew makes for a much she wanted to continue more rewarding college Where is a place that you her education and earn experience, Allen said. her masters in higher would like to travel? “I do believe there are education to continue Victoria Falls, Africa some students that her pursuit of becoming feel that they haven’t student advisor. Allen had as much support Favorite hobby? enrolled at The College or maybe they need a of William and Mary’s Writing in a journal or writing songs little bit more guidance Graduate Program for with their academic Higher Education, but advising.” as life would have it she would “To me this is a good now. Why don’t you go back end up temporarily postponing position because you’re the to school? You’ve always had her academic goals. heartbeat of the campus,” Allen that dream of being in higher “I did very well that said. “You get your feelers into education. This is your chance semester, but then I ended up everything.” to go for your dream, Allen getting married and having a

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child,” Allen said. She worked in the insurance industry doing claims work for 15 years and in 2008 after Allen’s husband was transferred, the family moved to Indian Trail. When we moved my husband said, “You know what you’re not working right


The Poet’s Corner Memories Jennifer La Vine

I never thought I cared this much until I saw your face Memories came flooding back Ones I could not erase why do I let you do this to me Knowing how much it hurts I look around I play the field But no matter what I always return to you I guess I have no choice No where else to turn I need this pain I need your love

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How to ace your finals Amanda Murree

Staff Writer Stress among Wingate University students is about to increase rapidly over the next few weeks with exit exams, final projects, and final exams quickly approaching. At this point in the semester, professors are starting to cram in last minute readings, assignments, and projects, but what really counts is your grade on the final exam. Although the percentages of how much an assignment will count toward your final grade vary among the professors, your grade on the final exam can make or break you, so here are a few tips on how to ace your final exams.

graded so make sure to find them so you can look them over in time for the final. Also, most professors use the same type of format and questions for the final exam as they do on their midterm exams and tests so make sure to look it over, and ask questions ahead of time about things you did not understand throughout the semester.

Look over your midterm exam and previous tests. Most professors allow you to keep your tests or midterm exams once they have been

Make your own study sheet. Go back through your vocabulary, notes and highlighted notes in your textbook and rewrite all the important information you think you’ll need to ace your exam. This will make the material seem less intimidating and make your studying much easier.

Have someone quiz you.

Start studying for your final exams at least one week in advance. By studying in advance, your stress level will begin to decrease and your brain will retain more of the information if studied over a period of time. Use reading day as a review day rather than a cram day.

sure to write it down.

Listen to your professor. Most professors will tell you exactly what you need to study and look over ahead of time. Some may even give you a study guide or give you important pieces of information not included in your notes or textbook, so make

Whether you study alone or with others, make sure to find a friend, roommate, or family member who can quiz you on the information you should know for the exam. This will give you an idea about how much more you need to study and what exactly you need to study more. Have them highlight the information you could not remember, and go back and spend some more time looking it over. Reading day is scheduled for Tuesday, April 27 and exams will begin Wednesday, April 28 and run through the beginning of the following week. You can find the exam schedule posted on the Wingate University website and in various places on campus. Good luck!

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End of semester quotes Just about a month from now I’m set adrift, with a diploma for a sail and lots of nerve for oars - Richard Halliburton Graduation is only a concept. In real life every day you graduate. Graduation is a process that goes on until the last day of your life. If you can grasp that, you’ll make a difference. - Arie Pencovici It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. – Aristotle Life is my college. May I graduate well, and earn some honors. - Louisa May Alcott Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. - William Butler Yeats I learned law so well, the day I graduated I sued the college, won the case, and got my tuition back. - Fred Allen There is a good reason they call these ceremonies “commencement exercises.” Graduation is not the end; it’s the beginning. - Orrin Hatch Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind. - Dr. Seuss My philosophy is that not only are you responsible for your life, but doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment. - Oprah Winfrey A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad. -Theodore Roosevelt At commencement you wear your square-shaped mortarboards. My hope is that from time to time you will let your minds be bold, and wear sombreros. -Paul Freund


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Meet the Band: The Nashville Beat Wes Little’s love of music stemmed from an early age. “There was always music in the house growing up,” he said. He took that love, namely of the drums, from his hometown of Wingate to the big stage, where he’s performed with artists such as Stevie Wonder, Sting and Joe Nichols, and at the Inaugural Ball for President Obama in 2009. He attributes his success to getting out of his small hometown. “You have to go where the music is,” he said. “Part of being successful is talent and skill but a huge part is the old cliché of being in the right place at the right time. You have to put yourself in situations where that can happen.” Little first left Wingate for East Carolina University where he studied Music Composition and Jazz Studies. From there, he went to the Manhattan School of Music to earn a Master’s Degree in Jazz Performance. Since then he has played on several major motion picture soundtracks, national jingles and record releases. He also appeared in music videos, movies and television. Not only has he performed for Broadway, but Little has performed on Broadway as well. However, Little’s latest project brings him not to New York or even Tennessee, but back to the small town he left. Little and his mother, Wingate Professor of English Dr. Sylvia Little-Sweat, collaborated on a CD, “The Way Home,” which will premier in a concert at Wingate on Apr. 20. Little cited his mother as a major source of support throughout his career. “She understands the creative drive and has been very supportive on the creative end,” he said.

His creative talents, fostered by his mother, have led him to perform with high-caliber artists, and Wes still feels a little star-struck by them. “I do! Playing with Stevie Wonder was a personal milestone because I have lots of his records and love his music. Sting was that way too,” he said. But at the end of the day, they’re still human beings. Not to say I’ve reached their level by any means, but I’ve started to build up a tolerance to the starstruck factor.” He encourages aspiring musicians to have a realistic view. “You’d better love it,” he said. “They call it playing, but the discipline of being a musician harder than you think.” He said a sense of adventure is needed since so much travel is involved. A musician needs to be “prepared” to work 10-12 hours each day and make the sacrifices necessary to be successful. Stevie Wonder • Sting • Beyoncé • Alicia Keys • Steven Tyler • Joe Perry • Jamie Fox • John Legend • Jermaine Jackson • Melissa Etheridge • Mariah Carey • Public Enemy • Shakira • Busta Rhymes • Mary J.Blige • Faith Hill• Joe Nichols • Joe Dee Messina • Billy Dean • Jimmy Wayne • Lorrie Morgan • Dusty Drake • Chuck D. and Fine Arts Militia John England One of Nashville’s most versatile musicians, John England works most frequently as a singing guitarist and bandleader. John has performed or recorded with stars like Loretta Lynn, the Pointer Sisters, Andy Griggs, Carrie Newcomer, Pianosaurus, Darlene Love, Trace Adkins, Pam Tillis, and Rodney Crowell, among many others. He’s performed in venues

ranging from the WaldorfAstoria to the Grand Ole Opry, Billy Bob’s (Ft. Worth, TX) to the Royal Albert Hall (London, England). His songs have been recorded by the Western Swingers, Pork Chop Kelly, Lori Hall, the Handsome Dogs, and the punk rock band Egghead. Bio: Raised in Terre Haute, Indiana and educated at Indiana University (B.A. 1986), John moved to New York City in 1988. Beginning by singing in the subways, his time in New York included gigs with Greenwich Village’s Cafe Wha? band, the Silvertones, and NYC’s top society orchestras. As a member of Rounder Records act Pianosaurus, John appeared in the movie New York Stories and on the album, “Help Wanted”. He toured the British Isles with the Haoles and performed on many different recordings. John’s rockabilly band, the Handsome Dogs, released their album, “Pick of the Litter” in 1996. Since July of 2001, John has fronted John England & the Western Swingers, a group that performs weekly at Robert’s Western World in downtown Nashville. The Swingers have performed at many prestigious venues, including Lincoln Center and the Grand Ole Opry, and are frequently featured by the Nashville Tennessean and other print media. All of the group’s albums (“Swinging Broadway”, “Thanks a Lot”, and “Open that Gate”) have topped the national Western Swing chart. In September of 2009, the Academy of Western Artists named John “Best Male Singer” in the Western Swing field. Britt Savage Britt has worked with a variety of artists including: Tony Bennett, Noel Redding, Garth Brooks, Angie Stone, Trisha Yearwood, Dave Von

Ronk, Larry Coryell, Linda Davis, Billy Dean, Brooks & Dunn, Natalie Cole, Ru Paul, David Sandborn, Rupert Homes, Denice William, Oran Juice Jones, Bebe Winans, Andy Griggs, Peter Wolf, Jason Michael Carrol and Donna Summer. Britt was the $100,000 Female Vocalist Champion on Star Search and has voiced over 100 national jingles, including Coke, Burger King, Lays, Woolite and L’Oreal. Dane Bryant Played in Secrets with Carter Beauford, Keith Horne, Steve Wilson and John D’Earth. Toured Clint Black, Olivia Newton-John, Take 6 and Linda Davis. Has recorded with Clint Black, Olivia NewtonJohn, and Raul Malo. Bryant Studied Business/ Music at James Madison University. Played in a Jazz Fusion group, Secrets, then off to Nashville to play with anyone that pays me! (From Bryant’s Facebook page) Will Barrow Barrow has worked with Suzy Bogguss, the Gatlin Brothers, Crystal Gayle and

Linda Davis, Vickie Sue Robinson, Freda Payne and Eloise Laws, Wanda Jackson and Rosie Flores, Bebe Winans, Karen Parks, Hubert Laws, Ronnie Laws , Wayne Henderson, Alison Brown , and Eileen Ivers. Will Barrow is a Grammy winning singer/songwriter, pianist/multi-instrumentalist, producer, composer and educator. His 25 year career in music has brought him from his native Gainesville, Fla. to his current home of Nashville. He earned a Masters from Manhattan School of Music and a bachelor’s in psychology from Florida State University. He has served as adjunct faculty at Long Island University and currently teaches privately in Nashville. He has become involved in writing music, organizing concerts and mobilizing musicians to raise money and awareness for a variety of causes, including Aid Sudan. For more information on these musicians, check out their Web sites and go to sylviashow. Sam Bare contributed to this article.

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April 22 – Baccalaureate – 9:30 a.m. – McGee Theatre

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Sarah’s Scripture Space God has a home for us beyond Earth Sarah Briggs Columnist The concept of home has been on my mind for sometime now. I feel as if I am at some in between place of where I can’t call my hometown of Asheville home because over the past three years of now Wingate has made me fall in love with a place other than home. Wingate feels like home. For the past three years, I have eaten, slept and breathed Wingate. I have fallen in love with this place, the atmosphere, the education, and the people here that make Wingate function and work. I care about it like its home, but my heart still feels torn when I think of Asheville. I didn’t start to think of Wingate as home until my sophomore year. When my mother would correct me by saying, “This is your home.” when I would say “Okay, I’m going to head back home now.” If they say not all who wander are lost, then why does this concept of home/ homeless drive me up the wall if I think about it too much? My time in Asheville was temporary. My time at Wingate is temporary and drawing to a close much faster than I wish. With Easter and

Resurrection fresh on our minds, we can easily connect this longing for home with our longing for something greater than this world has to offer. When Jesus was dying on the cross, one of the criminals beside him asked to be remembered whenever Christ entered into his kingdom. To this Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, today you will be in paradise” (Luke 23:43). This Paradise is one that we all can look forward. A life lived with Christ after we leave this earth. But while we’re here living in this world, I think we need to try to make this place as Paradise-like for us as possible. We should be living as Christ wants us to: loving him and loving others. If we make that our primary focus here on earth, then we’ll be alright and we can feel at home here for now. Until we do enter into paradise with Christ thought, let’s enjoy earth. Let’s make this creation he made sing to him with our help and guidance. We can call earth our home and love it the way Christ has loved us. No building, town, or city has to define us. We can all be from Earth; God’s Creation. Population

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Union Family Practice founder speaks at Founders’ Day ceremony Ashley Denton

of Development followed by an affirmation of Christian Staff Writer Heritage by assistant professor of religion, Dr. Several staff, students, Heather McDivitt. Everyone alumni, and community was encouraged to join in members joined to give thanks on the Hymn “O God, Our on Founders’ Day at Wingate Help in Ages Past.” After the University. The event took accompany of many musical place April 1 in the Hannah talents which included a Covington McGee Theatre. Trio who sung, “Be Thou My The program emphasizes Vision,” the introduction of the how grateful the Wingate speaker was given by Dr. Jerry community is to McGee, President have founders Wingate...has of Wingate of the Wingate School who saw certainly grown to University. The speaker, far into the future. a premiere private John Vick, was In 1896, a society university seeking the founder and was formed medical director to recognize to cultivate its of Union Family those who were Practice. Vick students in committed to on supporting knowledge, faith, elaborated memories from Wingate the past that has and service. University through helped shape a bequest, trust or Wingate School. Vick also insurance policy. Established in recognized one of the oldest 1993, the society gets its name from the year in which Wingate alumni members who was able to be at the program. University was founded. Vick’s family goes back several The 1898 catalog said, “The generations, all members founders saw that all over our of whom have made a great country boys and girls were contribution to the well being growing up into manhood of Wingate. Recently, Vick’s and womanhood without the father donated his collection requisite moral, religious of library books to the E.K.S and intellectual training to fit library here on campus. One them for the great duties and of his books is very prized and responsibilities of life.” Their is in a glass case display for hearts and minds resulted everyone to view. in the great work of Wingate Concluding the speech, School. Wingate University, as the Alma Mater was recited we know it today, has certainly followed by a benediction given grown to a premier private by Mr. Dane Jordan, minister university seeking to cultivate of students and assistant dean its students in knowledge, faith, for student development. A and service. Founders’ Day thank you went out to everyone helped shed light and praise who helped make this event those men and women who special. Without the care and have made Wingate School a support, Founders’ Day would realistic dream. not be possible. A welcoming was given by Dr. Wayne Wike, Director


Invisible Children Lyceum returns to Wingate’s campus Kyle Mathis    Three bold filmmakers traveled to Africa in their search to find a story back in 2003.  Instead of a filmmaking journey, they were disgusted and heartbroken by what they saw, inspiring them to form Invisible Children.  Invisible Children, a movement to help bring relief to oppressed Ugandans, returned to Wingate last Wednesday to educate students and future leaders about the ongoing war in Africa, while asking for help to rebuild schools and provide jobs in the Northern Ugandan area. The main goal of Invisible Children is to let people know about the war and how each person can help in relief efforts.  While there were some tear jerking moments, the story of these affected Ugandan people made Wingate students appreciate what they have here in the United States.      When one thinks of the continent of Africa, one would most likely picture elephants, lions, and wide-open prairies.  What one would not visualize, however, are terrified kids running for their lives from kidnapping, militaristic soldiers.  If caught, they are

forced to join in the ranks of the LRA (Lord’s Resistance Army) against their families and against their own country even before their teen years.     Started by Joseph Kony in 1987, the LRA overthrew the Ugandan government and forced people out of their homes and into camps while taking children to fight in their efforts.  Yet in these desolate, disease-stricken camps, space is limited so death is a common visitor due to such close quarters.  Today, people in Africa still fear for their safety during the time of war and wonder if they will ever get to see freedom in their country again. Amanda Mitchell, a girl from Tennessee, brought a voice back after visiting Africa with the hope to provide optimism to the people she met while visiting the conflicted country.  Mitchell said she felt different inside and outside of school, often feeling as if she was not wanted. It was not until she decided to help raise $1,000,000 for the Schools for Schools program at her school that her peers nominated her to go to Uganda.  Therefore, with the help of Invisible Children, she and six other students across the United States were

able to fly to Africa to get just a taste of the tyranny. While visiting Uganda, Mitchell met a girl named Gloria. Because of the war and living with HIV, Mitchell said that all Gloria wanted was to leave the world because of suffering and hardship. “What are you supposed to do when your best friend says ‘I want to die?  Or I don’t want to live anymore?’”  Mitchell asked.  “For people in Africa life gets difficult, and as for me and Invisible Children, it is a full time job now to inform others to help out in the movement against the war and help provide a way for people to live.”  With the help of others and the mission to help shed hope on Africa, students can join ‘Tri,’ where three dollars a week can go to help this effort.  For more information about Invisible Children or how to join Tri, visit invisiblechildren. com.  One day Ugandans, as well as other Africans will be able to enjoy freedom once again and live in harmony all thanks to the large effort of Invisible Children and the many others who join this movement to better the lives of others.

Continued from Pg. 1 accompanied by Wes’ remark, ‘Mom, you can’t talk now,’ enough to zip my lips.” However, Wes Little said, “the usual family tension sneaks in, but there were never any fights.” He said he was

“blessed” to be able to work with his mother. Dr. Little-Sweat hopes that the concert will help others “realize that poetry is basic to living, not just funny writing that doesn’t go to the right side of the page,” and inspire them

to follow their creative urges. It will be the first time that she will have performed with her son since he was in high school, and she’s already gotten a fire-engine red jumpsuit to mark the occasion.

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Three graduate assistants to leave Wingate Jamie Stocker

Staff Writer      Wingate is in for a hurting when it comes to finding three new graduate assistants (GA). Wingate’s three GA’s, Misty Tate, William Raymond Tyler III (Trey Tyler), and Devon Smith will be graduating or leaving Wingate University this year to pursue other things. Leigh Ann Caldwell, head athletic trainer for Wingate University said she’s “very depressed” about the three GA’s leaving.       As GA’s, they all were assigned certain sports to cover. Smith covered baseball and men’s soccer, Tate covered tennis, swimming and volleyball, and Tyler covered woman’s soccer and lacrosse. All three of them formed an unbreakable bond with their teams. Smith stated, “I really

enjoyed my experience here, people have been really kind to me, the coaches have been very good to work with. The students are sometimes a pleasure to work with, I have enjoyed taking on the role of educating as part of the athletic training education program. It’s bittersweet that I am leaving.”      What made these GA’s become athletic trainers anyway? For Smith it was a combination of things. “I couldn’t cut it in the athletic world as an athlete so I wanted to be a part of it so at was a great avenue for me to explore,” Smith jokingly said. “I also enjoy making people become better at what they love. Smith graduated with an athletic training degree from Alfred University, which is a small division III school in N.Y. He passed his Board of

Certification exam for athletic training last June. Smith is now finishing his master’s degree in sports administration and he hopes to one day obtain the position as an athletic director.      Tyler, a graduate of Troy and is working on his master’s degree in business. He plans on moving to Fla. and working at a high school as an athletic trainer. “I learned how to work on my own, and how to figure things out on my own,” Tyler stated, proving that his experience here was a positive one.       Tate is a graduate of Wingate University from the athletic training program. She is finishing her master’s degree in business.       Caldwell had only good things to say about the GA’s who are leaving. “They all brought something different and special to our program.”

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