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The Weekly Triangle

Friday October 25, 2019

Vol. 87, Issue 3

Wingate wears Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month Isiah Anderson

Breast Cancer Awareness Month, celebrated in the month of October, helps us remember our friends and family that have suffered from this disease, as well as those who have passed away. In commemoration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a pink ribbon is recognized as a symbol of moral support and advocacy for survivors and individuals currently undergoing breast cancer treatment. Every year more and more people are diagnosed with breast cancer. reported in 2019 an estimated 268,600 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women in the U.S. as well as 62,930 new cases of non-invasive breast cancer. Additionally, 1 in 8 U.S. American women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, with 95% occurring in women that are in the

40 and older range. Though very rare, men can be diagnosed with breast cancer as well. According to breastcancer. org, the lifetime risk for men in the United States is about 1 in 1,000. Earlier this month, Matthew Knowles, Beyoncé’s father, announced that he was diagnosed with breast cancer. Though not highly publicized, many Wingate University students are concerned about the impact that breast cancer can have on the world. Ruby de Paz, a sophomore at Wingate University, emphasized Breast Cancer Awareness Month as something so significant, yet rarely discussed. While she doesn’t personally know anyone that carries the disease, she acknowledges that this month is a significant reminder of the impact breast cancer has on society, especially with the wearing of

the pink ribbons. “Wearing pink to me isn’t just something ordinary,” De Paz said. “It is a way of showing my support and acknowledgment to those who’ve been impacted by this cause.” She also explained that Wingate could keep the momentum for this cause by continuing to do events where a speaker is invited to discuss the importance of breast cancer awareness. Freshman student, Madelyn Cordero, thinks that the entire university should speak more openly about the depths of breast cancer, such as mastectomies, insecurities, radiation,

and chemotherapy. In addition to the representation of what wearing pink symbolizes for her, breast cancer is important because of a close relative of hers that was once diagnosed with the disease. “I had an aunt who had breast cancer, and she is everything to me, “ Cordero said. She added that her aunt is still alive and doing very well. For more information on Breast Cancer Awareness, students and faculty/staff can visit

Wingate University Opens Highly Anticipated Residence Hall Laura Thompson

Photo by Antwanez Barnett A new residence hall has The new suite-style living opened on Wingate’s campus space is the newest building on in order to accommodate rising campus and opened one year enrollment rates. after East and West Wilson resThe new residence hall is idence halls were built. called “Res19” currently beWingate’s enrollment numcause it does not have an offi- ber has risen in record numbers cial name yet. It is located on since the Class of 2021 startthe east side of campus near ed their first year on campus. the Helms residence hall. The Since then the school has been Residence Director over the working hard to build residence area is, Sabra Jordan, who is in halls to accommodate the needs her second year of having this of the students. position. Ground was broken last

winter to lay the foundation for the new residence hall which was originally set to open in August 2019, just in time for the new school year. This past spring, there was a lot of rain that set back construction which delayed the opening of this residence hall. The Office of Residence Life and Involvement informed students and their families over the summer that they would be temporarily placed in one of three hotels in Monroe. Students living in Res19 were able to move out of the hotels and into the residence hall during Family Weekend. Storage pods were rented out to let students store things they would not need because they were living in a hotel. The Office of Residence Life and Involvement also hired a moving company to assist students with moving their personal belongings from the hotels and storage pods. The residents living there will enjoy amenities of having a

fire pit, classrooms, a P.O.D., a demonstration kitchen, and multiple lounge areas. “We are very excited to be able to offer a new style of housing for our students, along with all of the fantastic amenities of the new residence hall,” said Associate Director of Residence Life and Involvement, Jessica Head. “Being able to take class in your residence hall, having the space to host a study group, and being able to invite a nutritionist to do a demo of healthy food choices in a class type setting with the demo kitchen are just some of the exciting opportunities the building offers.” The Office of Residence Life and Involvement is working hard to make sure students are comfortable and feel at home in the new residence hall. If you have any questions or concerns about Res19, send an email to

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Spooky Season surrounds Monroe Quinn McGhee

Since it’s October and the Halloween season has arrived, there are a few local festive activities to do during this spooky season. The 13th Acre, which is located in Monroe is a haunted trail through the woods that will give you quite a scare. There are different themes throughout the trail such as clowns, dolls, flickering lights, a meatpacking plant, and much more. For only

$13 you can go on this trail through the woods and you are guaranteed to have a good time. For more festive fun, Aw Shucks! Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch is great for family fun or with your friends. They offer a corn maze for all ages, an animal barn, a pumpkin patch, and much more. Aw Shucks is only $10 for general admission with many activities for everyone

to enjoy. If you are willing to drive to Charlotte, the Scarowinds at Carowinds is the place for you. Every year Carowinds adds some thrills and spookiness to the park with haunted mazes, haunted houses, and different themed “scare zones.” This year, Scarowinds will include eight scare zones, five shows and five haunted mazes.

The Weekly Triangle Staff EDITOR-IN-CHIEF:






Ashley Garcia

Michael Paulus

Estefania Risso Osorio

Donny Chiarel

Isiah Anderson

Quinn McGhee

With over 500 monsters and creatures around Scarowinds, you will be sure to have a good scare. If you want to enjoy your surroundings but not worry about getting scared, you can purchase a “No Boo” necklace so monsters know who not to scare. There is something for everyone to do during this spooky season whether you are with your friends, family, or your significant other.

STAFF WRITERS: Isiah Anderson Sophia Blake Jarren Cottingham Blake Furr Quinn McGhee Hunter Pearson Ian Reetz Laura Thompson

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Fun Halloween Recipes Sophia Blake & Blake Furr

Trick or Treat! Halloween is approaching us and there are lots of sweets and treats to be shared. Candy, cookies, chocolate, and sometimes even popcorn balls are all some yummy treats that are around for Halloween. There are two that is going to be a need for this Halloween. The first recipe is called “Mummies,” courtesy of Carmen De Jesus. These mummies are delicious pumpkin cream cheese balls covered in white chocolate. To make this creative Halloween treat, all you need are nine ingredients: - 1 ½ cups of gingersnap cookie crumbs - ¼ cup of canned pumpkin purée - 1/3 cup of graham cracker crumbs - 3 tbsp of powdered sugar - ¼ tsp of ground cinnamon - ⅛ tsp of salt - 3 ounces of cream cheese, softened - ½ cup of white chocolate chips (extra white chocolate chips or white dipping chocolate like candiquik.) - Red food coloring The directions for this recipe is done

in four easy steps: Step One: In a large bowl, combine gingersnap crumbs, pumpkin purée, graham cracker crumbs, powdered sugar, cinnamon, salt, and cream cheese. Stir and mix well until smooth. Melt ½ cup of white chocolate chips and add to mixture. Step Two: Cover and chill mixture until dough is firm enough to roll into balls. Stick them in the refrigerator for about 1 hour or the freezer for about 30 min. Once cold, roll mixture into 12-14 balls and place a toothpick on each ball. Step Three: Melt the remaining white chocolate chips or white dipping chocolate in a small bowl. Use the toothpicks to dip each ball into the white chocolate, making sure to coat all sides. Gently shake off excess chocolate. Place chocolate covered balls onto a baking sheet or plate lined with wax paper, parchment paper, or foil. (chill for 3-5 minutes until chocolate hardens.) Step Four: Drizzle more white chocolate over the balls to make the mummy wrap lines. Use a clean “Q-tip” to dip in red food coloring to make the eyes. Store chilled in an airtight container.

What are you going to be for Halloween and how are you celebrating?

“I want to be a dinosaur for Halloween but I want people to see my face.” -Cristo Carrasco, Senior

“I love Halloween, I’m going as a SteamPunk girl.” -Gabrielle Slabaugh, Senior

Very Spooky…“Oreo Spiders!”

“I am going to be a Light Angel in combination with my friend, and we are going to celebrate on campus.” -Gabrielle Johnson, Freshman

This treat is very simple only needing three ingredients: - 1 pack of original Oreos - 1 pack of original M&Ms - Rold Gold thin pretzel sticks The directions are done is three very easy steps: Step One: Open the pack of oreos and place the M&Ms together making the spider eyes. Step Two: After making the eyes for the spider… break the pretzel sticks into eight symmetrical lengths to make the legs for the spider. Step Three: Place four legs on

each side of the Oreo by putting the pretzel into the cream in between the cookie. This will make the cookie appear like a spider to go along with your Halloween theme. These simple Halloween recipes are not made to be difficult, but to allow you to make easy treats to serve during the holiday season. If you want anymore Halloween treat ideas visit

“I am going to be a Dark Angel in combination with my friend, and we are going to celebrate on campus.” -Gabrielle Johnson, Freshman

“It’s a Great Day at the Ethel K.!” Library Tip of the Week: Make tutor reservations in the ARC on the second floor.

Lyceum scheduling concerns Jarren Cottingham

In order to graduate from Wingate University, students must attend and receive credit for 24 Lyceum events as part of the graduation requirements. Throughout each semester at Wingate University, numerous Lyceum opportunities are presented. There are four types of Lyceums at Wingate which includes faith, growth, art, and lecture.

Students must receive credit for attending at least four Lyceums in each of the four categories, and eight of any of the categories remaining to reach the 24 credit requirement. Students who transfer in AP credits or other college credits have the opportunity to lower the amount of required Lyceums. “When I arrived as a first-year student I transferred in 20 credits

and instead of having to attend 24 Lyceums, I only have to attend 21 to fulfill my graduation requirements.” stated senior Laura Thompson, “It’s nice not to have to attend as many since it has been so hard to get to Lyceums since a lot of the ones I want to go to are scheduled during class times.” These events tend to create a positive and negative vibe for many students around campus. “Lyceums help expand our knowledge outside of the classroom. They encourage us to apply the information we hear from the speaker to the information we hear in class and in our daily lives,” said junior Addison Mixson. Mixson also expressed her concern about the university’s Lyceum requirements. “It’s hard for me to attend Lyceums because when I don’t have class or cheer, I am doing homework and going to a Lyceum is the last thing on my mind,” Mixson said. Even former students have their

opinions about the Lyceum situation. “I can just remember in my four years at Wingate, how hard it was going to class, then to practice, doing homework, and then trying to find an opportunity to get to a Lyceum. It’s definitely something that frustrates you.” said former student Zeriq Lolar. Lyceum requirements is a topic that buzzes around campus in many conversations. Students are constantly discussing ways Wingate can better the situation. “I think if a class requires you to attend Lyceums as a grade or for extra credit, that could be a better way instead of requiring the 24 to graduate,” Mixson added. As more students begin to weigh in on the topic, the Lyceum concern on campus is something that Wingate administration may wish to address.

NOT have a bad song on it. Post follows up Beerbongs and Bentleys, and Sunflower with 17 new, great songs. 9. Panini by Lil Nas X ft. DaBaby Take Panini. Now make it better. That’s what DaBaby and Lil Nas X did. Is Lil Nas X a cowboy or a rapper? Someone lemme know. 10. Hot Shower by Chance The Rapper Originally, I thought this was the worst song on the album. But after 20 or 30 listens you too will argue abut paying .50 extra cents for barbeque. 11. Intro by DaBaby We family like we Venus and Serena. Serena won a major tennis tournament while pregnant. Why don’t we talk about that more? Black Excellence. 12. No Guidance by Chris Brown No Guidance will have you dancing even if you can’t dance.

Chris Brown and Odell Beckham might be the most talented men I’ve ever seen. They sing, dance, hoop, play football, and do flips and stuff. Very cool. 13. Break up with your girlfriend, I’m Bored by Ariana Grande First of all R.I.P. to Mac. We really lost an incredible soul. This song is for girls who like drama and want to cause problems. So most girls. 14. Sucker by The Jonas Brothers After 11 years, the three sexiest brothers are back and making hits. I’m a sucker for you Nick. Congrats on your wedding. 15. Talk by Khalid Khalid’s music reminds me of summer barbeques and chilling all night under the stars. Is Khalid cute? I don’t think so, but like if I close my eyes, then yes.

Songs to stream this spooky season Ian Reetz

iTunes Top 15 Songs of 2019: 1. Memories by Maroon 5 2. The Father, My Son, and The Holy Ghost by Craig Morgan 3. 10,000 Hours by Dan and Shay ft. Justin Bieber 4. Circles by Post Malone 5. Good as Hell by Lizzo 6. Truth Hurts by Lizzo 7. Someone You Loved by Lewis Capaldi 8. Make It Right by BTS ft. Lauv 9. One Thing Right by Kane Brown and Marshmellow 10. One Man Band by Old Dominion 11. Even Though I’m Leaving by Luke Combs 12. Señorita by Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello 13.Bad Guy by Billie Eilish 14. Lover by Taylor Swift 15. Jesus Got a Tight Grip by Blake Shelton My Top 15 Songs of 2019: 1. Old Town Road (Remix) by Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus Guys, it was the Number 1 song for seventeen straight weeks. That’s the longest running Number 1 song in history. Say less. 2. Suge by DaBaby DaBaby has a unique flow

and genuinely seems like a good guy that will hit you if he needs to. Also, his music videos make me laugh. 3. Money In The Grave by Drake Drake may be the best “hit” creator in our generation. God’s Plan. Nonstop. Passionfruit. Controlla. He’s done it again. 4. Beer Never Broke My Heart by Luke Combs If Luke Combs doesn’t wanna make you cry and shotgun a beer at the same time, you need to reevaluate your music and beer selections. His girlfriend could be a gold digger though. More information to come. 5. Hot Girl Summer by Megan Thee Stallion Hot Girl Summer makes you want to roll your window down and scream “I’m a bad b****!” 6. Under The Sun by Dreamville ft. J Cole, Lute and DaBaby One of the catchiest intros ever, Under The Sun makes you want to sing and rap and dance. Also Charlotte and Fayetteville rappers will also make my top lists. 7. Bad Guy by Billie Eilish I really relate to this song. It makes me wanna bop my head to and fro. It also makes me want to die my hair green. 8. Circles by Post Malone Hollywood’s Bleeding DOES

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The Weekly Triangle Issue 87, Vol. 3  

Halloween Edition

The Weekly Triangle Issue 87, Vol. 3  

Halloween Edition