Lauren & Laura
The Weekly Triangle
Friday November 8, 2019
Vol. 87, Issue 4
The biggest game of the season Jared Overstreet
“Dear L + L, With only one month of school left, I feel like I am drowning in schoolwork. The thought of exams makes me want to cry. HELP!!! Sincerely, A Stressed College Student” Well, stressed college student, I might not be the one to ask. I am a senior preparing to graduate next spring and move on to graduate school. How do I deal with it? Cry and cuddle with my dogs. However, if that does not work for you, try these simple strategies for how to relieve this stress and anxiety you are feeling. Exercising can help a lot. Even just a quick walk can improve your spirits and get your mind off of things for a little bit. Or, maybe a jog is more your speed. Not into physical activity? Try writing it down. Apparently, if you write down your stressful thoughts, it can calm you and help you sort through them a lot easier. Doesn’t that sound great? Another way I like to relieve my stress is to spend time with friends and family to take my mind off of things, which may or may not include calling my mom every single day... ~Lauren When I am stressed out and feeling overwhelmed with school work I tend to indulge in retail therapy. My bank sees a lot of TJ Maxx and Aria + Brin transactions... yikes! I also have an emotional support animal on campus that helps me when I get anxiety about school. Cats, believe it or not, are actually pretty calming. But, one of my best suggestions is to get organized. Get a planner and write down all of your events, meetings, and assignments. This will help you keep yourself focused and on time for everything. If you want, just make a general list of everything you need to get done! It is really satisfying to cross things off on a list as you get them completed. For scheduling, Google Calendar is also my best friend! I am able to sync up my Wingate calendar events with my Apple Calendar with this app and it is great. The app gives you notifications on your phone 10 minutes before any event on your calendar, unless you set it up differently. I hope this helps you take control of your stress and know that you are not the only one struggling during this time of the semester. Never be afraid to ask for help! ~Laura
The 12th-ranked Wingate Bulldogs faced off against the seventh-ranked Lenoir-Rhyne Bears this past Saturday, November 2, 2019. This game was a rematch of the second-round matchup in last year’s NCAA Division II playoffs. For both teams, this was the most anticipated game of the season since both teams were undefeated going into the game. Lenoir-Rhyne moved to 9-0 on the season and 7-0 in conference play after holding off the Wingate Bulldogs 20-13 in the South Atlantic Conference matchup. The Bulldogs move to 8-1 on the season and 5-1 in conference play and see their 14-game regular season winning streak come to an end. These two powerhouse teams
have played each other three times in the past two seasons and the Lenoir-Rhyne Bears have won all three matchups by seven points or less. The NCAA Division II showcase game was featured on ESPN3 and was played in front of over 10,000 fans. The Bulldogs outgained the Bears 370-369 yards for the game. Lenoir Rhyne’s defense held Wingate to 86 rushing yards while they piled up 200 rushing yards. The Bulldogs had three turnovers while the Bears had one, which gave them a consistent advantage throughout the game.
The Bulldogs scored on three of four trips to the red zone, but only had one touchdown. Lenoir-Rhyne’s impressive defense and rushing yards sealed the deal. Standout players for the Bulldogs were Shaw Crocker and BJ Muckelvene. Crocker was 19-for-34 with 274 yards and a touchdown pass. Muckelvene had seven grabs for 106 yards and a touchdown catch. Wingate is back at home next Saturday, hosting Newberry at 6 p.m. at Erwin Belk Stadium.
Final exams coming soon Isiah Anderson & K. Conner
With the end of the 2019 Fall Semester fast approaching, it’s time for Wingate students to prepare for final exams. By searching the school’s Registrar's page, students should be able to find a link to the Final Exam Schedule. Exams this semester will take place from Wednesday, December 4th, to Tuesday, December 10th. Exam times will correspond with student’s class times as laid out in the exam schedule. For example, students with classes at 2 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, will have their final exam at 1:30 p.m. on December 4th. Exams will take place in the corresponding classrooms that students are currently using,
unless otherwise specified by instructors. Students should start studying now since there is less than a month until final exams. Regarding final exams, Alexandra Finley, Director of Academic Advising, gave some advice to students. “It is never too early to start studying for finals and start getting organized,” she said. “If you are
Wingate University’s Volleyball Team head coach, Shelton Collier, reached a huge milestone in his coaching career on October 22 at Coker University, with his 500th win in the South Atlantic Conference. During a recent game against Queens University, Wingate’s Athletic Director, Steve Poston, presented Coach Collier with a plaque for reaching five hundred wins. When asked about his impressive achievement, Collier said,“ Our program philosophy is that we don't talk about win streaks.We talk about how we are going to work together to get to the next win.” Collier’s players are his biggest supporters. “His passion about the game and players on and off the court made me want to play for him because you
could tell he really cared about the game and especially his team,” said Setter Shannon Kasprak. “Wingate Volleyball has impacted so many lives and is very unique and very special to so many because of Coach Collier,” said former Defensive Specialist Kori Adams. Colliers reputation is also a big draw for recruiting according to player Anna Holmquist.. “I also met all the girls and it was clear they respected him a lot. I also knew other coaches who were friends with him and had very high opinions of him as a coach,” said Middle Blocker Anna Holmquist. Last year, Collier’s team qualified for the NCAA Elite 8, another proud achievement in his coaching career. Before coming to Wingate in 2002, he coached at Georgia Tech for 11
finding that you are struggling in a course and haven’t accessed tutoring yet, I would definitely take advantage of tutoring or supplemental instruction.” Good luck on your final exams Bulldogs!
Wingate volleyball coach celebrates 500 wins Michael Paulus
Courtesy of Athletic Communications Department
years, and at Pittsburgh for 9 years. He had the honor of coaching the US National team for 3 years. The Bulldogs have two remaining home matches before taking to the road. This Friday, November 8 the Bulldogs with host UVA-Wise at Cuddy Arena at 7 p.m. Then Saturday, November 9 Tusculum comes to town for an early 2 p.m. game at Cuddy Arena. The following weekend the Bulldogs will be at Mars Hill College on Friday, November 15, for a 7 p.m. match; then Saturday in Hickory, NC at Lenoir Rhyne University at 2 p.m.
“It’s a Great Day at the Ethel K.!” Library Tip of the Week: Writer’s block? The Writing Center is open 2pm-10pm Monday through Thursday and 3pm-10pm Sunday!
Career Strategy: Your Guide to the Career Development Process Sharon Robinson
Welcome to a new column in the Weekly Triangle. In each issue, I’ll cover a career-related topic to help you start thinking about your future. I’m excited to travel on your career journey with you. Thanksgiving is just around the corner. This holiday brings thoughts of family, good times, a fire to warm you on a chilly fall day, and the anticipation of the Christmas holidays/winter break! But it’s also a great time to start thinking about the future. You have about four weeks off from school, so using that time wisely is a good investment in your future. Here are some tips to help you on your journey. Are you graduating in December? Congratulations! I know you are proud of your accomplishments. If you’re still con-
sidering your next step, then one of the best ways to research companies is to use LinkedIn. You can join groups, and you will see posts of people/companies that you are following. Those posts in your feed are a great way to start interacting with folks beyond the walls of Wingate. Simply read some of the posts, pick one that you find interesting, and click on the “like” icon. People who are connected with you will see that activity. Also, consider “management trainee” or leadership development” programs. These options allow you to start working while also receiving training in the company’s various departments. Contact our office if you’d like to learn more about these types of programs. If you’re a first year student or sophomore, then choosing a major
may be on the top of your list. Many Wingate students reconsider their majors this time of the year, so if you’re reconsidering your path, please know that you are not alone. We have resources to help you such as our online career assessment tool: Focus2. We can provide you with information on this option. Also, if there are classes that you’re enjoying, then take note of these interests. For example, if you love your Psych 101 class, perhaps Psychology is a good major to consider. Or, if you are taking Comm 101 and are doing really well in the class, then Communication could be a good major. Some employers that seek applicants with a fouryear degree but do not require a specific major.
So you can find a job with any of the majors here at Wingate! For sophomores and juniors, it is not too early to think about an internship, perhaps for next summer. Our job database, CareerGate powered by Purple Briefcase, has internship postings. We continually add postings as we hear from employers, so don’t despair if you don’t see anything yet. And don’t forget that your faculty members are great resources for your internship search. They’ll know of sites where Wingate students have interned in the past. I encourage you to use the winter break and these tips to reflect and get started on your career journey! Robison is the Director of Career Development at Wingate University.
What’s your favorite 90s song/artist/group?
“This is hard. Tubthumping by Chumbawamba. It was the only good song on the album.” ~ Professor Matthew Davis, Department of Psychology
“I like DMX because it gets me pumped” ~Emmanuel Jennings, Junior
“Man I Feel Like a Woman by Shania Twain because it’s “funky,” and my sister and I used to dance around the living room to it.” ~ Taylor Barker, Senior
“I would have to say that my favorite 90s group is The Backstreet Boys.” ~ Rachel Moon, Sophomore (Left) “My favorite 90s song is No Diggity by Blackstreet because it’s a classic.” ~Hannah Pieper, Sophomore (Right)
Recently, YouTube creator James Donaldson, also known as ‘MrBeast,’ teamed up with numerous YouTube creators for an initiative that has been dubbed #teamtrees. In honor of reaching 20 million subscribers on his YouTube channel, MrBeast partnered with the Arbor Day Foundation to fund the #teamtrees project. The ultimate goal is to plant 20 million trees by January 1, 2020. Anyone that wants to participate in #teamtrees can visit teamtrees.org and donate to the cause. Each dollar raised is equivalent to one tree planted. Notable names such as Elon Musk have joined the cause as well. Musk himself donated 1 million dollars to the cause. Even if donating isn’t a viable option, participants can spread the word about #teamtrees to help the cause. So far, the initiative has raised funds to plant over 12 million trees.
The Weekly Triangle Staff EDITOR-IN-CHIEF:
Estefania Risso Osorio
STAFF WRITERS: K. Conner Jared Overstreet Hunter Pearson Sharon Robinson Laura Thompson Lauren Traufler