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Averitt Center breaks out new summer internship program for college theater students This summer, the Averitt Center for the Arts has partnered up with students from the Georgia Southern University theater department to unveil a new series of theater shows called Summer Stock. This is the first year the Summer Stock program has been featured at the Averitt Center. The program lineup will consist of two shows. “We have a new theater space in our center for fine arts this summer for the first time ever. Since Georgia Southern has a theater degree program, we thought that a Summer Stock could be another terrific collaboration opportunity for us,” Tony Phillips, program director for the Averitt Center, said. The Summer Stock intern staff consists of four GSU students, in addition to one GSU theater student who will serve as the assistant technical director. In order to participate in the Summer Stock program, GSU students were asked to send in a copy of their resumes, which was then followed by an interview. “When you are blessed with the resources we have been blessed with, I feel it is important to share those blessings with others. The Summer Stock program gives these college students a real life theater working environment that partners well with what they are learning in the classroom at Georgia Southern,” Phillips said. Although the program is an internship opportunity, prospective students were not required to have a wide range of experience in order to become a part of the Summer Stock program. “I have stage managed before with the school, but I have not really had

much experience with constructing to the extent we do in the intern program ... The biggest learning experience working on this show has been working in a professional theater, as well as working on shows that are servicing the community and bringing theater to Statesboro,” Sarah Shepherd, Summer Stock intern and senior theater major, said. Summer Stock's two featured shows are Red, White and Tuna and 'night, Mother. The Georgia Southern interns are in charge of producing the shows, serving as members of the cast and crew. “Red, White and Tuna is about a small town called Tuna, Texas, and all the crazy characters that you meet in a small town," Shepherd said. "I feel the audience will view this show as a bit of Statesboro and have an enjoyable night filled with laughter.” “As for ‘night, Mother,” she added, “the play is about the relationship between a mother and daughter where the daughter deals with severe depression. I hope that the audience takes away the awareness of depression and how serious the matter is for all ages, and that it becomes a much more talked-about subject in the community.” Both shows will be performed for the public three times in the Whitaker Black Box Theatre. Red, White and Tuna will run from June 23–25, and ’night, Mother will run from August 4–6. The Averitt Center has plans to continue the Summer Stock program next year. To learn more about the shows, please visit www.averittcenterforthearts.org.w

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With X-Men: Apocalypse opment in favor of stylish CGI being yet another box-office spectacle. success, 20th Century Fox’s Most of the mutants introsuperhero franchise has made duced in the franchise so far it to nine films and counting have often been denied satis— a remarkable feat, since fying character development the first X-Men movie was or arcs. In the X-Men series, released way back in 2000. characters often are reduced For 16 years, the X-Men Kenneth Lee to nothing more than ciphers, movies managed to maintain a defined solely by what power is sort of flimsy continuity between each in their arsenal — i.e., nearly everyone other — using prequels, Wolverine and in the franchise who isn’t named Deadpool-centered spinoffs, and timeWolverine (Hugh Jackman), Professor travel-triggered retcons to keep themXavier (Patrick Stewart and James selves from being forced into a corner McAvoy), or Magneto (Ian McKellen and committing an official reboot. and Michael Fassbender). This is Fox may have been successful a franchise that apparently had no in keeping the continuity of their qualms about killing off the majority of their fresh-faced cast introduced in prize-hog movie franchise intact, but the prequel relaunch (First Class) offcharacterization is often an underscreen before Days of Future Past was served element in these films. Despite released. access to loads and loads of comic In both the main and prequel book heroes and villains — supertrilogy, Cyclops (James Marsden and powered mutants with their own Tye Sheridan), Jean Grey (Famke rich background, relationships and Janssen and Sophie Turner), Storm history — the X-Men movies often (Hailee Berry and Alexandra Shipp) chose to prioritize special effects and and Nightcrawler (Alan Cummings action-packed set pieces ahead of its characters, sacrificing character develand Kodi Smit-McPhee), the “main” X-Men, have only one or two defining ---------------------------------------------------character traits. The villains fare no * Thanks to limitations of space, editor better and are sometimes given even Brittani Howell has conceded her regular "Mirth and Matter" space to the first of intern less to do. Kenneth Lee's column series. We promise that X2’s Lady Deathstrike (the female we will come up with a much cooler name than "Kenneth's Column" in the future.

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NOTES ABOUT THIS ISSUE: Mirth and Matter: Editor Brittani Howell waived her column space this week to make room for intern Kenneth Lee's X-Men retrospective, but also because she had no desire to write about Orlando. She will be attending the candlelight vigil at Georgia Southern instead.

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A hidden Georgia gem: George L. Smith State Park I first experienced Statesboro when I came down for a campus tour back in 2013, and I made the terrible decision to visit in the summer. That was my initial idea of what to expect from South Georgia in late June, which in my mind roughly translated to “1,001 degrees Fahrenheit.” I decided to move here anyway. Last summer, looking for ways to beat the heat, some of my friends and I visited what has become one of my favorite places in this area. It’s not Tybee, or Savannah or Hilton Head. It’s the 412-acre lake right in Statesboro’s back yard. It’s called Watson Mill Pond, but don’t let that fool you — it’s a decentsized body of water. You could spend all day exploring by boat, kayak or paddleboard, or trekking down the 7 miles of hiking trails. Just a 40-minute drive from downtown Statesboro, George L. Smith State Park a hidden gem. And I do mean hidden: 15 minutes into the drive it feels like you’re headed for the middle of nowhere. You turn off of Highway 25 and onto a two-lane road that winds through miles and miles of fields. The first time we went there, a four-car caravan loaded down with kayaks rented from the RAC, I wasn’t convinced that we weren’t lost.

Eventually, we turned into the park and drove down the long entrance road, passing trails and campsites — but there was no lake in sight. Finally we reached the main park office, a cluster of buildings where you can rent kayaks, paddleboards and jon boats at a rate of $25 for four hours. All of our MacGyver-esque bungee cording and ratchet straps had been unnecessary, but we didn’t know that then. We parked by the boat ramp and crossed the road to the picnic tables, pulling food out of the cooler and creating a make-your-own-sandwich buffet. The lake shone behind us like a sheet of glass, reflecting the nearly cloudless sky like a mirror. Shortly, smelling strongly of bug spray and tasting sunscreen on our lips, we unloaded and set off into the lake. At first, it’s fairly open water with a few cypress trees scattered around, but the further back you go the thicker the trees get, until some places are even too thick to fit a kayak through. At that point, it becomes a game of "I Spy" to find the red, blue or yellow trail markers. The most distinctive thing about the lake is its stillness. The water is calm and dark and the lake is so large that you’ll rarely see other people.

Just a short way into the trees, your voices start to echo, bouncing back to you out of the distance, occasionally accompanied by the sounds of songbirds or woodpeckers. The lake is a haven for fish and birds, including endangered species like the osprey. A pair nests every year in the open part of the lake, watching passers-by carefully. As you file one-by-one through the trees, dodging low-hanging clumps of Spanish moss and watching turtles slip silently into the water, you get the paradoxical sense that you belong here somehow, an accepted part of this ecosystem, but also that you are here as an observer only, quietly intruding on another world. My friend likened it to something out of Jurassic Park (and she’s not completely wrong, as a small alligator may glide by), but I would argue that this park is significantly more relaxing. I’ve been back to George L. Smith a few times now since that first trip, and I’m never disappointed in its beauty. There are always new paths to take, more challenges to skillfully (or not so skillfully) maneuver around, and plenty of plants and animals to enjoy. So when Statesboro gets a little too warm, take a drive out of town and get out on the water. You might just see me there.w

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Tormenta FC: A rising storm Inaugural team burdened by legacy of "firsts," but pressure could break after first goal is scored has since hosted three Georgia Southern sports home matches — drawing have wrapped up until over 3,100 spectators August, but that doesn’t in its first home contest mean we don’t have a local against the Carolina sports team to enjoy and Dynamo. Two weeks support this summer. later, in the second home This year is the inaugural game of the season, over season of the South Georgia 2,700 waited through a Tormenta FC soccer franAlex Brown 90-minute weather delay chise, which has made its at Erk Russell Park. home in Statesboro. The expansion Unfortunately, the home franchise is a member of the crowd has not seen Premier Development a win yet. Or a goal. League, a 67-team Through four games, league that consists Tormenta has simply of four conferences not been able to put spanning the United one in the back of the States and Canada. net. Over the last But that doesn’t decade, 70 percent mean the games of all Major League haven’t been exciting. Soccer draftees have Two consecutive games played in the PDL. against Peachtree City Players range from proMOBA and SC United fessionals who have interBantams have gone to national soccer experience to halftime 0-0, but the good current collegiate athletes getting guys have dropped both 1-0 on late an opportunity to face a higher level goals. of competition while maintaining Starting a franchise from scratch eligibility with the NCAA. is no easy task. Add to that the The 14-game season gives each pressure the players must feel, as team seven home matches and they are fully aware that the first to seven road contests. For Tormenta. score will be in the record books who play in the eight-team South forever as the first goal-scorer in Atlantic Division of the Eastern Tormenta history. And the first win Conference, it means a home-andwill be the first in franchise history. home with each of its division Maybe they are pressing a little foes. Teams in the South Atlantic too hard trying to give this franchise Division hail from Georgia (2), its firsts? Maybe playing in front of South Carolina (1), North Carolina the home crowd has them pushing (2), Tennessee (1) and West Virginia a little too much at times? After all, (2). the best result to date came on the To recap the season thus far, road. South Georgia earned a point in This team has shown some the standings by way of a draw in signs, but just hasn’t quite put it all its first game in franchise history together yet. The first game was in Johnson City, Tennessee, against played after the team had only been the Tri-Cities Otters. Tormenta FC

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Tormenta FC forward Kieran Roberts goes airborne on a slide tackle by Peachtree City MOBA defender Jack Coulton during second half action Friday. practicing together for a couple of weeks. And the schedule has been somewhat tricky, too. Tormenta faced Peachtree City in just its third game of the season on June 3. That game was Peachtree City’s sixth. As this team continues to gain experience playing together — and once that first goal comes — I

believe the first win will follow. After this group gets over those first few humps, I think business will pick up. The remainder of this season should be a lot of fun. The next home matches are Thursday, June 23, and Saturday, June 25. If you haven’t been to a game, I absolutely recommend checking one out.w


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Boro Skate Park stuck in limbo But lead organizer is still hopeful for progress came about in 2012 when he was still a student at Georgia Southern University. He and his friends lamented the limited selection of free activities found in Statesboro, as well as the lack of skate-friendly locations. “I just started noticing people skating on campus,” Stringer said. “They were having a lot of fun. Then campus told them that they could no longer skate there due to understandable liability issues. When kids skateboard now, they’ll get kicked out of places because they can get hurt, the owner of the property could get a liability suit against them, or other things of that nature. They have nowhere to go.” Since the conception of the Boro Skate Park Project, Stringer has been working diligently, meeting with various public figures and local organizations in town. He has given presentations with Statesboro’s Downtown Rotary Club, the Kiwanis Club, GSU’s Student Leaders Association and GSU’s Student Government Association. Additionally, he’s expressed gratitude for the support he received from the Statesboro Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department (SBCPRD).

"You're not successful until you've completed your task, but I'm pretty positive we can pull through with this. It's just going to take some dedication, not only on my part, but on others as well — those who want to see this project go into fruition." Philip Stringer, Statesboro Skate Park Project

“Phillip has done a really great job at advocating for that need. We certainly know that need is there and there’s a lot of different ones in the community,” Mike Rollins, Director of the SBCPRD, said. One of Stringer’s arguments for a professionally built skate park in Statesboro is that it will prevent kids and students from skating in parking lots, streets, roads and other places where they are more likely to injure themselves or other people “A high school football team isn’t going to practice in a parking lot,” Stringer said. “They want to practice in an environment where it’s safe

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and fun to participate in. A skate park will allow kids safety because of the way it’s built and constructed. There’s less chance of them running into each other or other people. A professionally built skate park would be 100 percent safer than a kid just skating in a parking lot.” Rollins said, “One of the things that we have done over the years is making sure we build facilities that will last long term. It’s not about building something that will last just a short term or a 10-year project; it’s a life-time project. When we build

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tatesboro may be considered a small town by some, but it is home to a number of recreational facilities, including but not limited to a movie theater, a water park, a go-kart track, a skydiving drop zone, a disc golf course and more. However, many would agree that there are still plenty of opportunities for growth. The Boro Skate Park Project is an initiative pushed by a local group who wish to bring a professionally built skate park to Statesboro for the entire community to enjoy. One of the goals stated by the group is to make the skate park admission-free so that everyone — students burdened with financial loans and local families who want to enjoy a free activity — can enjoy. “I wanted to have something not just for kids but adults as well,” Phillip Stringer, project manager of the Boro Skate Park Project, said. “The main thing about the skate park is that I want it to be free. It would be like any other park you would go to. I want it to be free because not everyone has the privilege to spend $5, $10 or $15 a day to do an activity they love.” Stringer’s wish for a skate park


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Moffa coming to Boro 'Out of the Blue' When you think of country describes a feeling most girls know music, you normally go straight to too well: an ex-boyfriend calling back the South. Alabama, Texas and, of to reminisce, only to be dismissed course, the home of country music: in the most riotous of ways. This Tennessee. You don't normally think one is definitely a "girl power" track. of New Jersey, but the state has proThe song "Hitman" is another really duced some stars — and Carly Moffa clever — and catchy — selection may just be one from the EP. of their new Moffa has rising talents. a mainstream Moffa is pop songa native of writing ability Williamstown, and has a voice New Jersey, but that can really now lives in cross genres. Nashville and Her choice of hopes to be brand right country's newest now is country, star. She is curbut she's rently touring got a sultry the East Coast smoothness and will be that could stopping here emulate a jazz in Statesboro singer. When at Eagle Creek she pushes that Brewing vocal ability Company on SPECIAL TO CONNECT to another Saturday, The cover art for "Out of the Blue," the first level, as in the June 18. EP of New Jersey-born artist Carly Moffa, is song "Right or Much of shown above. Moffa will be playing songs from Wrong," she Carly's influence her EP at Eagle Creek Brewing Co. on Saturday, could take on can be heard a rock power June 18. on her fourballad. song EP Out of the Blue. Moffa has Carly Moffa is certainly something a knack for using a clever hooks to check out, whether you're a fan of and vivid descriptions to bring the country music or not. If for no other audience into the moment as in the reason, check her out so you'll be title track, "Out of the Blue." She able to say "I knew her when..."w

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Ben Wyatt shows off one of his between-jobs pet projects: a role-playing game called "Cones of Dunshire." ployment looked more like a constant fight against boredom. Eventually it became a petri dish in which self-doubt thrived. What did I have to talk about, to say for myself? My introversion, which was already profound, grew more far more prevalent. When you meet new people, they inevitably ask what you “do,” and I didn’t know how to answer. Feeling dull and mute in a new place is bound to breed loneliness, and loneliness leads to depression. Whether in an office, on a farm, or in the food service industry, I have always been an incredibly hard worker. I do well with structure, reasonable supervision and expectations, and without those parameters, I have really struggled. No matter how busy I stayed over the past three years, life has felt off. So, like Ben Wyatt, it is time for me to go back to work, and after a long and steady battle with inertia, I have made it happen: This fall, I will be teaching five classes at Georgia Southern. Since getting the offer, I have been compulsively building a professional wardrobe and lesson plans, both from the ground up. It’s been a while since I’ve used certain surfaces of my brain, so I’ll need to dust them off before putting

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CLUES ACROSS 1. ‘ER’ actress Leslie 5. The Ibo tribe 10. Weapon 14. Olympian Jones 15. Moth genus 16. In addition 17. Neighborhood in Rio 18. Anoint 19. Insect repellent 20. Indigenous person 22. Tooth caregiver 23. Vacation here 24. Aware 27. 7th letter Greek alphabet 30. Actress Ling 31. Gandalf’s real name 32. Luxury car 35. Evildoer 37. Cricket term (abbr.) 38. Primal goddess of the Earth 39. More depressed 40. Cattle genus 41. Dish 42. Not west 43. Founder of Babism 44. Speak rapidly and foolishly 45. Fall back, spring forward 46. Where you sleep 47. Inform 48. Former CIA 49. Salts 52. Bleated 55. Never sleeps 56. Cavalry sword 60. Ceramic jar 61. Cyprinid fishes 63. Home to Cathedral of San Sabino 64. Edible Indian fruit 65. Lake in Botswana 66. University of Miami mascot 67. Perceives 68. Yellow-fever mosquitos 69. All humans have one

CLUES DOWN 1. Reveal secrets 2. Private school in New York 3. Pancake 4. Cichlid fish 5. Independent Voters Association 6. Nonviolent advocate 7. Suburb in Copenhagen 8. Heavy cotton garments 9. Self-addressed envelope 10. A way to make wet 11. Genus of trees 12. Millisecond 13. Kiss ballad 21. Unlock 23. ___ mot 25. ‘Joy Luck Club’ author Amy 26. Catch 27. __ and flowed 28. Monetary units 29. Scorched 32. Italian aviator 33. Things to eat 34. Waddles 36. A Queens ballplayer

37. It’s on your driver’s license 38. Talk 40. Witty conversation 41. Satisfies 43. Sound unit 44. Placental mammal 46. Offer 47. Flower cluster 49. Stamps 50. Palmlike plant 51. Developed poliomyelitis vaccine 52. Newhart, Marley, Dylan 53. Wings 54. Away from wind 57. Slugger Ruth 58. Musician Clapton 59. Gamble 61. Desoxyribonucleic acid 62. Female sibling

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18 Eugenia Last GEMINI (May 21– June 20) — Put your plans into motion. Use your power of persuasion to entice others to see and do things your way. Love is in the stars, but temptation will lead you astray. CANCER (June 21– July 22) — Show restraint when asked to keep a secret if you want to avoid damaging your reputation. Concentrate on a creative endeavor or improving yourself or your home. Avoid an emotional scene. LEO (July 23–Aug. 22) — If you look for a way to help, you will discover a new way to use your skills in a more diverse manner. You will enjoy feeling needed. Romance will enhance your life. VIRGO (Aug. 23– Sept. 22) — Observation will be necessary if you want to avoid a scandal. Don't get caught in a position that will make you look bad or incompetent. Bide your time. LIBRA (Sept. 23– Oct. 23) — If you give your all, you will get the same in return. Good fortune is around the corner socially, emotionally and financially. A romantic gesture will encourage a positive change in your life. SCORPIO (Oct. 24– Nov. 22) — Let your emotions lead the way when it comes to personal matters. An unusual lifestyle change will help you obtain a lifelong dream.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23– Dec. 21) — Serious talks can help smooth over a misunderstanding or disagreement, but honesty will be required in order to bring about the changes you desire. Compromise and incentives will bring good results. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22– Jan. 19) — Finish what you start and clear your agenda so you can enjoy some downtime with friends and family. Sharing your ideas will result in support and encouragement. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20– Feb. 19) — A chance to step into the limelight is apparent, but it must be handled graciously. Stick to facts and realistic promises. Personal gains look promising. PISCES (Feb. 20– March 20) — Honesty is the best policy when dealing with friends and family. An interesting partnership will be enticing, but you need to iron out the details before you commit to anything long-term. ARIES (March 21– April 19) — Plan a vacation or devote some time to a loved one. Making personal adjustments will lead to a positive plan or a new adventure. TAURUS (April 20– May 20) — Ask and you shall receive. Let your intuition and experience guide you when it comes to advancement. Don't let anyone saddle you with responsibilities that don't belong to you.w

Holli Deal Saxon HONEYMOON’S OVER? — A woman said her husband was using her Social Security Number for employment reasons at his Hwy. 67 convenience store. The man said his wife tried to run him over, which she denied. The man signed a waiver of prosecution but asked that she be served with a criminal trespass warning for his store. The woman was advised to report her husband to the Georgia Department of Labor. BLOCKING A SHOT? — A woman called police after having been pushed off a pool table at a

Hanna Way location and receiving a cut to the head. Reports did not state why she was on the pool table. DOGGONE GIFT — A Burkhalter Road woman said her mother-in-law stole her dachshund puppy. The accused woman and her husband each said the pup was a Mother’s Day gift from the complainant.w

X-MEN, from page 4

mutant who possesses adamantium claws, like Wolverine) and First Class’s Riptide and Azrael (villains who possessed wind and teleportation powers, respectively) may have provided opportunities for cinematic battles full of fun choreography, but they’re all characters absent of any dialogue or characterization. They exist only to entertain the audience. The series’ saving grace has always been its ability to entertain. The amount of inventiveness, energy, shock and awe embedded in the choreography and staging of their set pieces and action sequences is a thing to behold, whether it’s the stylish opening scene of a brainwashed Nightcrawler using his teleportation ability to assault White House guards in X2; the thrilling, comic book-esque fight sequence of Wolverine fighting Yakuza goons on top of a speeding bullet train in The Wolverine; or the iconic and memorable Quicksilver scenes in both Days of Future Past and Apocalypse. And it's not like the films are devoid of any character-driven scenes. Stewart and McKellen, along with McAvoy and Fassbender, bring gravitas to a majority of their scenes, elevating the script to

SKATE, from page 9 them, we want to make sure it lasts forever.” Stringer has even gained the interest of the police department, possessing on his person a written document expressing approval of a potential skate park with the signatures of the director of public safety, the police major, the patrol captain and the community relations officer. Stringer said, “They know that some of the kids they have to tell to leave certain places aren’t necessarily doing anything wrong; they just have no place to go.” Despite the attention and support that the Boro Skate Park Project has garnered, the road toward a skate park has hit a couple of bumps and is set for the future rather than the immediate present. The SBCPRD’s current priority is meeting other community needs through maintaining and repairing current facilities for the public to enjoy. “We would love to do new (facilities) and we would love to be able to update when and where we can, but sometimes we really have to pick and choose when that occurs,” Rollins

a whole other plane of existence. It’s just a shame that the X-Men films, as a whole, have chosen to marginalize the other iconic comic book characters present in the films, ignoring the potential stories and arcs they can bring to a script. Even in Apocalypse, characters are sidelined and minimalized: Olivia Munn’s Psylocke provides nothing more than fan service by wearing a swimsuit for the majority of the movie, and Ben Hardy’s Angel is the embodiment of bland. It’s such a waste, especially as the characters they play have rich history and arcs in other iterations — comics, animated shows, etc. Superhero movies promise visual splendors and CGI extravaganza, and the X-men films deliver that promise in the best way possible. Unfortunately, they’re also in dire need of characterization and personality. With the next main X-Men film set in the 90s and a solid team set up at the end of Apocalypse, let’s hope director Bryan Singer and company put in the same amount of consideration, planning, care and attention to their characters that they do in their action sequences and set pieces.w

said. “Sometimes you have to wait until you have money available, and right now we don’t. Hopefully that’ll change. We’ll continue to work toward that point in time where we can do that facility and others that we know we need to do in the community.” Although the skate park is still far from receiving the needed funding, Stringer is optimistic that enough public support and interest will be given to the project and that a skate park will appear in Statesboro one day. “You’re not successful until you’ve completed your task, but I’m pretty positive that we can pull through with this,” Stringer said. “It’s just going to take some dedication, not only on my part, but on others as well — those who want to see this project go into fruition.”w

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