“The new research model for the psychology department is great; you guys do more than what most of the people in my grad school did.” —AccessAbilities, Inc. Director Joshua Paul ’07, speaking to senior psychology majors during the department’s Fourth Annual Research Symposium and Poster Presentation
Joshua Paul ’07
WABASH ALWAYS FIGHTS! “Literary and artistic accounts of ancient battles hardly convey the feeling of actual fighting, and films often depict glamorous Hollywood-style fighting that probably bears little resemblance to ancient combat. The aim for today was to try our hand at a little bit of experimental archaeology, leading to a more nuanced understanding of what we have been discussing all semester based on texts and images.” —Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics Matt Sears, who took his
Classics/History class to the battlefield (the Wabash mall) for a “hands-on” study of ancient warfare
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Matt Sears photo by Kim Johnson
How It’s Made: “Somethin’ ’Bout a Truck” Dan and I had just finished writing another song and I had been talking about this little beat-up car I used to have, how back then I was hanging out with a girl who didn’t seem too into me, how I had borrowed my dad’s truck, how when I picked her up in that truck, I picked up a whole other woman. I had thrown the keys to my dad when I came home that night and said, “Damn, Dad, there’s something about a truck.” [I was talking about this] when Dan was walking out the door, and he said, “We’ve got to write that right now.” It was about 5 p.m. and [Dan] had to be home, and he
called his wife and told her we had to write something else. We sat there for another few hours and that’s what came out. —Country singer/songwriter Kip Moore describing to Mike Ragogna of The Huffington Post how he and Dan Couch ’89 wrote the #1 hit “Somethin’ ’Bout a Truck” with Dan Couch ’89. Couch co-wrote five songs on the album, which debuted at #3 on the Billboard Hot Country Album charts.
“OTH ER GROU PS B EGAN TO SHOW U P, AN D TH E CROWDI NG QU ICKLY SCARED TH E M ANATE E AWAY. I M E A N , H OW WO U L D YO U F E E L WA K I N G U P TO 1 5 P E O P L E G AT H E R E D A RO U N D YO U, S N A P P I N G P H OTO S, A N D R E AC H I N G I N TO TRY TO CO P A F E E L ? T H E A N I M A L’ S R E AC T I O N R A I S E S S E R I O U S Q U E ST I O N S A B O UT E CO -TO U R I S M A N D I T S E F F E C T S O N P O P U L AT I O N S A N D E CO SYST E M S.”
Zach Hampton ’12 swims with a manatee in Southern Florida during the Environmental Science course immersion experience.
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