The Weekly Triangle
Friday October 11, 2019
Vol. 87, Issue 2
LASA helps Wingate celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month Kelly Duran
Hispanic Heritage Month is here and the Latin American Student Association (LASA) has planned a month full of activities and events to highlight Latin American heritage. Several weeks ago, they held a Lyceum that discussed immigrations. They had another event called, “Into the Minds of Minorities”, where a few students and other guests talk about their experience migrating to a new country. Not only did they prepare a Lyceum, LASA had two dance groups that represented different styles of dance in Latin America. One group demonstrated a traditional Aztec dance and the other portrayed folk dances of
several Mexican cities. “To me, Hispanic Heritage Month is the time to not only embrace and celebrate my own country’s culture, but to also learn more about other countries in Latin America,” Alicia Rubio said. LASA is teaming up with Art Therapy club to bring the students a Noche de Pintura (paint night). The night will reflect different styles from famous Latinx artist, and a Fiesta Latina will wrap up all the celebrations from the month. Hispanic Heritage Month hopes to show Wingate students the different foods and cultures that Latin America has to offer. LASA and ALPFA, Association
Photo by Alicia Rubio of Latino Professionals for Amer- culture and how each country ica, have teamed up to bring the in Latin America has its own campus a taste of Latin America history, traditions, and beauas well as their dances. ty,” says Rubio. LASA has been posting up Students can get more brief histories of famous Latin information about upcoming Americans and different kinds of events by checking their studishes in the area on their Insta- dent emails, Instagram and by gram story. checking WuSync. “We want people to understand the diversity within our
Take advantage of Family Weekend activities Hunter Pearson
Wingate University will host Family Weekend this weekend. Family of current students and all alumni are welcome and encouraged to attend the activities and events happening during the weekend. Family Weekend is always full of fun-spirited events that allow families of students and alumni, near and far, to come together and show their love and support for Wingate. The weekend will kickoff Friday, Oct. 11 with the University Spirit Store open from
8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and the traditional Luau at Campus Lake from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The cost of the Luau is $15 per adult with one Wingate student admitted free per paying adult. Additional child tickets can be purchased for $5 each. On Saturday, Oct. 12, there will be a Faculty/Staff Mixer in the Batte Center Rotunda from noon to 1:30 p.m. All students are encouraged to attend the meet-and-greet as it is a wonderful way to get to know the pillars of Wingate’s campus
community. After the mixer, President Brown will address Wingate with a University Update in the Recital Hall from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. This is a great way to become informed on all things new and exciting around campus. Families can then enjoy some time together at the annual Family Tailgate from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Everyone can stop by the designated tent and enjoy some light refreshments and swag items to show their support for
the Bulldogs. A home football game in Irwin-Belk Stadium will be the highlight of the weekend as the undefeated Bulldogs challenge Limestone. Families can also have their own tailgate before the game; parking spots are firstcome, first-served. Be ready to cheer the Bulldogs to victory starting at 6 p.m. as they face the Limestone Saints to defend Wingate’s undefeated title.
Caylin Byerly, a Senior biology major here, had the opposite view. “I almost never have homework over breaks, so I don’t really mind. But, since my major is biology, it surprised me that I didn’t have any,” Byerly said. “All of my usual homework is already due on the weekends anyway, so it doesn’t really affect me either
way.” All in all, having homework over any break will most likely remain an inconvenience to students throughout their pursuit of a higher education. But regardless of your thoughts on the matter, it’s important to stay focussed and motivated.
Much needed Fall Break Savanna Harris
Any phrase that contains the word “break” is music to the ears of a college student. Campus was quietly buzzing last week with the excitement of the upcoming Fall. There really is nothing like a good homecooked meal and spending some time with your family. The short, but much-needed reprieve began in the afternoon on Friday, October 4 and classes resumed again on Wednesday, October 9. However, many students may have their enthusiasm curbed by being given an assignment or project to complete over the break. It isn’t uncommon to hear
murmurings of this being unfair, or of this making it feel almost as if there isn’t a break at all. One might argue, is assigning homework over a break too much? Shelby Price, a junior nursing major here at Wingate University, offered her thoughts on the matter. “I don’t think students should have homework over Fall break because we have been working hard and putting in time and effort for 7 weeks now,” Price said. “In my opinion, a break is deserved and needed from time to time.” “Yes we’re students and I understand that, but we’re also human beings.”
Wingate’s Got Talent Emilee Huckeby
On October 2, Wingate Unilarious stand-up comedy, and two versity’s CPC Organization orgadance performances. nized a talent show that allowed Not only was the entertainment students to showcase their skills amazing, but MC Cayman on-stage in Austin Auditorium on Morris provided humorous content campus. throughout the event. The show had a total After the contestants All contestants per- were finished and the of 11 acts, consisting formed amazingly judges had tallied their of nine solos and two and made the night scores, the winners were group acts. a fun experience for selected for both group The entertainment everyone... varied across the board, and solo act categories. and included a ukulele In the solo division, and song performance, a guitarMary Berger, who sang Christina ist that sang about the worms in Perri’s “Jar of Hearts”, took second the food at the caf, five beautiful place while first place was awarded singers, a rap made with improv to Tyler Cole, who made light of the suggested by the audience, hiworm situation in the food at the
Courtesy of Emilee Huckeby caf. In the group division, the ‘Wingate’s Dance Team’ took first place, and ‘The Hot Mess Train’, who danced to “We’re All in This Together” from the Disney movie High School Musical, took second. All contestants performed amazingly and made the night a fun experience for everyone, including
the participants and the members of the audience. Not only was this event a great way to view and enjoy everyone’s talents, but it also allowed for over $600.00 to be raised for a great philanthropic organization, Circle of Sisterhood. Next year, there will hopefully be even more acts and talent to be showcased at Wingate’s Got Talent!
assessment based on current available Handicap parking spaces on campus. “On average our Department of Physical Therapy (DPT) clinic Laura Thompson is currently seeing an average of 8-14 patients on any given day of Campus Safety is making muter students. There has been some changes in South Village no communication from Campus the week,” said Easley. He also stated that six van-acparking lots and across campus Safety to the student body about cessible spaces and six regular to better accommodate cars dis- why these changes have been handicap spaces were added to playing handicap placards. made. the South Village parking lot, and Over the past few weeks, “Handicap parking spaces for there have been new handicap people with disabilities is manda- an additional 11 handicap spaces parking signage posted in park- tory as required under the Ameri- have been added throughout other ing lots around campus. Most cans with Disabilities Act enacted parking lots on campus. Campus Safety has not been noticeably in South Village and in 1990,” said Campus Safety issuing tickets for students in the Wilson Street, the parallel park- chief, Mike Easley. “My office had handicap spaces yet, but they have ing spaces have been converted received requests for additional been writing warning citations from regular spaces to accessible Handicap spaces to be added at handicap spaces. different locations throughout our about the parking violations. Tickets for parking in handicap spaces Finding available parking on main campus.” campus can be very limited, and He mentioned that he request- have a minimum $50 fine that is billed to your student account. is among one of the biggest con- ed his Environmental Safety “It’s just frustrating to walk out cerns for residential and comCoordinator to complete a needs
to the parking lot and see that there have been changes made without any sort of communication from the school,” said South Village resident, Krista Peninger. “I am all for accessibility on this campus and agree it needs to be more handicap-friendly, but I would like to be actively informed about the changes that impacts us as students.” Campus Safety intends to communicate with the students about these changes when the striping of the spaces are completed. The striping of the spaces will happen “as soon as possible.” For other parking questions, you can contact Campus Safety chief Mike Easley at email@example.com. If you feel you have received a parking ticket in error, you can fill out an appeal form on WUSync on the University Honor Council page.
“Since we have a 4-year live-on requirement, it is important that our programming is diverse and changing with each term,” Tuesburg said. “We hope to continue our engagement with not only First Year students, but also our upperclassmen.” With seven executive board members and many on-board volunteers, BARC always strives to put its best foot forward to improving the events from preceding years. “I hold my students to a high standard because they are contributing so much to the student experience here at Wingate,” Tuesburg said. She says the toughest part about Homecoming is ensuring there are enough supplies for all of the programs. “We have taken that into account
for this year, and allocated additional funds to our Homecoming budget to help serve the demand of students,” Tuesburg said. Students will be especially happy that serving sizes for food trucks will increase, there will be more free items, shirts, and other surprises. By attending at least five events during Homecoming week, students will be entered in a raffle for a chance to win a Homecoming shirt. Students can access the events by October 14th via WuSync, Corq, or their school emails. There will also be flyers around campus, banners with the week long schedule by W.T. Harris Dining Hall, and Pocket Schedules will be distributed a week prior. For more information, students can contact Tuesburg via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parking lot changes in South Village
Fall themed Homecoming Isiah Anderson
The month of October is filled with many chills and thrills for college students, as the season changes and students break out their sweaters, and anticipate the celebration of Halloween. For Wingate University, the season includes Homecoming and the accompanying events. The Bulldog Activity Resource Committee (BARC) is solely responsible for planning the events for the week. So far, 23 events are planned. Some of the events include: Movie Night: Toy Story 4 (Monday, October 21), Fall Fest Tuesday (Tuesday, October 22), Dodgeball Tournament (Tuesday, October 22), Illusionist Matt the Knife
(Thursday, October 24), and Lip Sync Battle (Friday, October 25). This year, Homecoming happens before Halloween. Michaela Tuesburg, Assistant Director for Residence Life & Involvement, says that Homecoming aptly depends on the Athletics schedule. “We are very excited for it to happen before Halloween and we have incorporated a lot of ‘Fall’ concepts with our events like Hot Cider Bars, Pumpkin Decorating, Mason Jar Decorating and more,” said Tuesburg. This is the one time during the year where students can come together and create a sense of pride for being a Bulldog, and also connect with alumni.
The Weekly Triangle Staff EDITOR-IN-CHIEF:
Estefania Risso Osorio
STAFF WRITERS: Kelly Duran Blake Furr Savanna Harris Kathrine Helms Emilee Huckeby Jared Overstreet Hunter Pearson Laura Thompson
Vaping increases on campus Kathrine Helms While Wingate is a tobacco-free ulations related to vaping have campus, vaping is a popular alternaincreased over the past year. The tive habit for some students. Wingate main issues occur when vapes are officials say the prevalence of students used in connection with illegal using e-cigarettes has increased in substances, or when vaping occurs recent years. indoors and leads to an unnecesIn response, Wingate University sary fire alarm. updates their community standards The staff at the Wingate Univerpolicies annually. Currently, vaping is sity Health Center see a different permitted on the school grounds. side of the effects of vaping on Laura Brant, the Di“If you choose to vape, try campus. There have rector of Community been instances where not to impact others.” Standards, explains the misuse of an e-ciga~ Laura Brant current vaping regularette led to the Wintions. gate Health Center “If you choose to vape, try not to staff calling poison control. impact others,” said Brant. “The main More regularly, they witness guideline is to be outside and 20-feet students experiencing an increasfrom any building on campus. If you ing number of respiratory probare abiding by federal, state, and local lems, including the steady loss of law, at that time there should not be lung capacity. any issues.” “The saddest part,” says Nick Violations of the policies and regYoung, a registered nurse that
Courtesy of Morgan Freeman works in the Health Center, “is seeing this choice inhibit their daily ability to function, as the blood vessels in the lungs lose the ability to absorb the necessary oxygen that they need to complete simple tasks.” Various teams on campus seek opportunities to educate students about the effects of vaping and the ways students can drop the habit, if they choose so. The Health Center is more than willing to provide students with the information and support that they need to drop the habit.
“Students may think that they have no choice. They think that once they start vaping, they can’t stop. But the reality is that they can,” said Young. “I have witnessed many cases of addiction be overcome and know there is hope." For more information on vaping, addiction, and how to quit the habit, feel free to stop in the Health Center located at the Holbrook Building between the hours of 8am to 4pm Monday through Friday. You can also call the Health Center at 704-233-8102, or email email@example.com.
time management is critical while playing a sport in college. Little says that even though he has a heavy workload, his motivation of “graduating and trying to get into a graduate program,” is what keeps him going everyday. He expresses that he has a great social life on campus because of his involvement in athletics. Playing baseball has helped him meet more people and make new friends. With 20 sports organizations on campus and over 500 student-athletes, Wingate University has many individuals like these two athletes. It is important to understand that these student-athletes do
Courtesy of Blake Furr more than represent their respective school’s colors, but also balance the ability to get work done in the classroom. There are clearly challenges that student-athletes face, but the adversity of a competitor gets the job done like Polk and Little.
Balancing books and balls Blake Furr
Everyone on campus is granted the opportunity to go watch sporting events throughout the school year. Student athletes that you go to support could be friends, family, or simply a person sitting next to you in class. Have you ever wondered what a day in their shoes consists of when thinking of balancing assignments for class, vigorous practices, and still maintaining a social life? Some would suggest that being a student-athlete feels like a full time job due to the long hours of work and practice. Gracyn Polk, a junior softball player, reflects on her strategy to keep all of her assignments in order while still participating in athletics. “One of the biggest struggles
is learning to have good time management and avoid procrastination,” said Polk. She added that “investing in a planner” helped her prioritize the important dates between school work, practices and games. Polk explains that the duties of being a student-athlete are tiring at moments. “Some days you come back from practice so tired all you want to do is sleep, but because you are busy most of the day you have to use that time to study,” Polk said. Another Wingate athlete that balances their sport with classwork, is senior baseball player Drew Little. He also states that
How has the seemingly constant construction on campus impacted you?
“We don’t have many places to eat. We just have Einstein Bagels and the caf. Other than that, the impact has been very minimal because it doesn’t get in the way of classes.” ~ Yasmin Cuestas Freshman
“The air quality is dusty around the construction sites. The sidewalks are blocked off leading back to my apartment, so I have to walk through the dirt and grass to get back.” ~ Tyler Torrente Senior
“It’s annoying. No access to food option that I was expecting to have access to. Only give options of fried food. Not good for student athletes.” ~ Taylor Barker Senior
“It’s a Great Day at the Ethel K.!” Library Tip of the Week: Fetch! only searches about half of the databases in the library. ProQuest Central is similar in this regard, but searches different databases, so try both!
Wingate Men’s Golf Recap Jared Overstreet
Wingate University’s Men’s Golf team started off the season at the Cougar Invitational, which was hosted by Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia on September 23-24. Seventeen teams and 90 players participated in this year’s event. The Bulldogs finished 15th in the field after posting a team score of fourover-par 288 in the Final round. The Bulldogs overall score for the tournament was 22-overpar, which equals 874. Senior Charles Joubert was the leader for the Bulldogs in their first tournament after finishing with an overall score of three-overpar 216, which tied for 25th place in the field. “I played really well but not good enough to go under par. I feel like two-over-par is the worst score I can shoot right now. I was happy with my score because of the busy week I had previously,” Joubert said. “Finishing in 15th place is not the start to the season we were looking for, but we had some highlights to this tournament and can take away positive notes from the experience.” Junior Nic Brown posted
a round of five under 66 in his second round of the tournament, the lowest score for the Bulldogs in the entire tournament and a tie for the school record. The Bulldogs second event of the year was the Griffin Invitational, hosted by Saint Leo University in Petersburg, Virginia. Brown finished 3rd overall for the tournament as the team finished 4th overall. Twelve teams and 71 players participated in this year’s invitational tournament. Brown broke the previous school record of six-under-par 66 by firing a seven-under-par score of 65 in his first round of the Griffin Invitational. “It felt great to beat the school record. I knew we could win the tournament, especially if I contribute with a low score. I just wanted to help the team win,” Brown said. To go along with his historic round, Brown holed 15 birdies throughout the entire event, which was tied for second among all players. Joubert finished tied for 18th place after shooting four-over par through 54 holes. He played consistently, having 39 pars through-
out the event, which tied him for second most in the field in that category. Senior Darius Choveaux-Gross finished the tournament tied for 22nd place after performing well on the par-3s throughout the event. He had an average score of 3.00 on the par-3s throughout the event, which tied him for 3rd in that category. Palm Beach Atlantic ended up winning the Griffin Invitational with an overall score of twelveunder-par 852. “I am pleased with our team chemistry and we are working hard. This group of guys know what it takes to be a championship team,” Coach Hackney said. “Aside from the first nine holes of
Courtesy of Jared Overstreet the Cougar Invitational, the team played really well in the first tournament and even better in the Griffin Invitational. We have suffered a few injuries and I’m proud of the guys who stepped up when they were needed. We are trending in a positive direction and our scores are getting lower.” Wingate University’s Men’s Golf team will participate in the Copperhead Championship on October 14 and 15 in Palm Harbor, Florida. The Copperhead Championship is hosted by the University of West Florida, which is located at Innisbrook Resort. The Bulldogs will be looking for their first win of the season after a strong performance in the Griffin Invitational.
with one TD. Peoples made his return after missing the last two games due to injury, rushing for 71 yards on 14 carries and one TD. Through the air, sophomore WR Jalen Brooks led the group with three catches for 68 yards, followed by sophomore WR Raquan Simmons (2/31), freshman WR Kamal Desor (1/22/1TD), and senior TE Mason Flynt (1/7). On defense, Wingate piled up a total of six sacks, led by sophomore DE DJ Horne, junior DE Jesiah Carlton, and senior LB Robbie Wallace.
Photo by Donny Chiarel “Tusculum is a really wellcoached team,” Coach Reich said, following the win. “They are really tough on defense, they started to turn it on on offense, and they are a team to be reckoned with the rest of the season. They are as good as anybody we have seen, and this was a good, quality win for us in a tough place.” Wingate will play three straight games at home, starting with Limestone on October 12, UNC Pembroke on October 19, and UVA-Wise for Homecoming on October 26.
Wingate defeats Tusculum 28-21, moves to 5-0 Donny Chiarel
The Wingate Bulldog football team remains undefeated after narrowly defeating over South Atlantic Conference foe Tusculum, 28-21, on October 5 in Greenville, Tennessee. The 16th-ranked Bulldogs are now 5-0 overall, with a 3-0 record in conference play. Tusculum falls to 1-4 on the year, with a 1-2 record in conference play. Wingate started the scoring on special teams, thanks to a blocked punt by sophomore Jaquan Edwards, followed by a 30-yard return by redshirt-junior Raymond Owens, giving the Bulldogs an early advantage. After Wingate made another stop on defense, redshirt-sophomore QB Shaw Crocker found freshman Kamal Desor in the endzone in the 1st quarter to go on top, 14-0. Tusculum then returned the favor, scoring a 15-yard TD by Tory Ponder to shrink Wingate’s lead to 7.
Senior CB Davion Washington later collected his 2nd interception of the year, and redshirt-freshman RB Kalen Clark entered the endzone for the third time this season, extending the lead to 21-7 in the 2nd quarter. Tusculum QB Joaquin Collazo engineered a 4-play, 50 yard scoring drive before halftime to bring the score to 21-14. Sophomore RB Nijere Peoples scored the lone touchdown for the Bulldogs in the 2nd half to go up 28-21, as a defensive battle began in a span of minutes. With 9:04 remaining in the game, Jordon Shippy scored a 19-yard catch-and-run to cut the lead to 7. On the following drive, Wingate would go on to punt, but Tusculum’s last drive ended with a turnover on downs, as the Bulldogs took the field in victory formation with only a handful of seconds left on the clock. Crocker finished the day with 128 yards on seven completions