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Entertain the thought.. 

A lot of what we leani about our culture and other cultures cannot be 
found in the classroom. Knowledge is vital and is provided to us by study- 
ing certain disciplines. However, experience is another vital aspect of 
learning that we too often neglect. When we study drama, we use a textbook 
that is, in essence, dead. But drama is very much alive when experiencing a 
play or musical. You can spend hours researching the destruction of the 
ecosystem in biology, but experiencing a sea turtle laying her precious eggs 
down in the sand will make you realize how easily disrupted this natural 
process can be. 

It is easy for students with school duties and full-time jobs to neglect 
the experiences of college that lie outside the realm of the classroom or the 
library or the computer lab. Many students pass up programs, tours, trips 
and other experiences provided by the school. Friday means weekend and 
weekend means no classes. And we ask, why should the learning process 
stop? It shouldn't! 

Whether you attend a convention, make time to hear a speaker, see 
an exhibit, or even hear a good band in a local bar, you will be learning. 
These are the things make up the experiences you'll remember when your 
college days are long gone. Well, maybe you'll remember that all-nighter 
you pulled studying for a test or the time you wrote a 15-page paper the 
night before it was due, but you want memories that won't make you wince 
in pain. 

This issue is dedicated to opening up some new channels for you to 
explore - and I don't mean FOX or CBS! The staff has explored some new 
types of activities, gotten involved with some groups, and even done a little 
traveling in order to give you some ideas for learning opportunities that are 
entertaining. We hope you'll see something you would like to try. Or maybe 
you'll find out more inforn:>ation on something you knew about. Whatever 
the case may be, we know that this issue will serve as a potential positive 
booster for anyone (or shrill I say EVERYONE) that is suffering from a little 
classroom burnout. Have a great time! 

Powderhorn Staff 

Spring 1995 

Amy Ellwanger Editor-in-Chief 

Georgeann Estep Business IVIanager 

IVIichael Wiggins Features Editor 

Ella Bennett Photo Editor 

Adam Stover Sports Editor 

Shelly Cantrell Staff Writer 

Josh Williams Staff Writer 

Ms. Jane Nodine Faculty Advisor 


Pao Lee - Cover Art Jan Scruggs - Photos 

David Prak - Photos 

Special Thanks to: 

Frances Brice Dean Leon Wiles The Media Board 
Dynagraphics Printing 

Copyright 1995 by The Powderhorn and the University of South Carolina at Spar- 
tanburg. The Powderhorn is published each semester by the students of USCS. 
Opinions expressed here are those of the staff and contributors. They do not nec- 
essarily reflect those of the faculty, staff, Media Board, or administration of USCS. 
This magazine is distributed free of charge to students, faculty, and staff of the 
University of South Carolina at Spartanburg 

Editor's Page 2 

Powderhorn Staff & Contributors 3 

Progress of Campus Life Building 5 

Campus Activities Board - A Look at Entertainment 

Between Classes on Campus 6 

Hit the Trail - Backpacking 8 

Student Loans - Q & A 10 

Career Objectives - Taking Advantage of 

Club Activities 12 

Campus "Celebs" 13 

Live Music in Spartanburg 14 

Quest & S.C.O.P.E. - Wellness Program 15 

Point/Counterpoint - Funding for the 

National Endowment for the Arts 16 

Feedback - A Questionnaire 19 

Jackie Burton: USCS Rifleman (Along with 

Homecoming Photos!) 20 

R.O.T.C. - Playing with Fire (Power!) 22 

Paintball - A Weekend Warrior Delight 26 

51 Things to do in New Orleans 28 

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Shelly Cantrell 
Staff Writer 

Students can experience the quality 
entertainment of some of the most 
prominent rising stars in show business 
right here on the USCS campus. Talk 
show host Bertice Berry and comedian 
Carrot Top are just two of the budding 
entertainers who have made an 
appearance on our campus in their early 
days of fame. So, you ask, who is 
responsible for bringing these talented 
artists to perform at USCS? The answer 
is as simple as - CAB. 

CAB, otherwise known as the 
Campus Activities Board, works 
extremely hard every semester to bring 
you the best of the best in entertainment 
to add a litde excitement to the monotony 
of a regular school day. They pay very 
close attention to the fact that our campus 
is rich in cultural diversity and they pride 
themselves in the fact that they offer 
something for everyone. "We cater to 
every student on this campus sometime 
during the semester," CAB President 
Chris Hills stated. 

In the past, CAB has been a part of 
the Student Government Association. 
Later, they began to realize that in order 
to serve the students more efficiently, 
they should break away to form an 

individual group dedicated exclusively to 
providing on campus entertainment for 
students. CAB members had also 
realized that a bigger budget could allow 
them to provide bigger and better events 
to benefit the students. 

Carrot Top 

Now, with their own name and 
their own budget, CAB members are 
serving over 2,000 students. They invite 
nationally recognized acts such as 
Limpopo, famous for their Kit Kat 
commercial jingle, to perform for 
students at no cost. Magicians, 
ventriloquists, and musicians are just a 

Get Away From the Grind.... 

with Live Entertainment! 

few of the other forms of entertainment 

that CAB has to offer. Not to mention 

the wild and crazy games that get 

people laughing on Wacky Wednesdays. 

Human bingo and 

twister seem to be 

the most popular for 

students who just 

want to have some 


Future plans 
for the Campus 
Activities Board 
include an 
entertainment stage 
in the brand new 
Campus Life 
Center. The stage 
will have easy 
accessibility to the 
cafeteria in order to 
make catering the 
events more 
convenient for the 
CAB staff. And, 
the new stage will 

make it easier for the CAB staff to offer 
a more professional atmosphere to guest 
stars. In the future, CAB would also 
like to see a budget increase in order to 
bring more nationally known acts to 
USCS; but, with the recent budget cut, 


CAB is uncertain as to what they will be 
able to offer next semester. 

CAB is always interested in 
knowing what students have to say 
concerning on- 
Statistics from a 
recent survey show 
that students enjoy 
the comedians most 
with games and 
musical events 
following close 
behind. The survey 
has also provided 
some good ideas that 
the CAB staff is 

So, you see, 
there are fun and 
exciting things to do 
on campus to make 
the day pass by a 
little faster and give 
students a chance to meet people. All you 
have to do is take full advantage of the 
fine, free entertainment that CAB offers 
to everyone without leaving campus. 

Photos Courtesy of Creative Entertainment 

It the Trail! 

Adam Stover 
Sports Editor 

People today spend less and less of 
their spare time doing nothing. The 
hustle-and-bustle of the modern work- 
place, along with the increasing advances 
in technology, has caused many people to 
long for a peaceful, simple retreat. Back- 
packing provides a person with that 
retreat and gives one and appreciation for 
the beauty of nature. Fortunately for 
uses students, Shining Rock Wilderness 
in Pisgah National Forest is within two 
hours of driving distance. 

I asked Todd Sellers, a junior here 
at uses, why he enjoys hitting the trail. 
"It's relaxing," he replied. "You can get 
away and put everything into perspec- 
tive." When put to the same question, 
senior Rebecca Jordan said "You learn 
what's important after you strip away the 
modern conveniences. You learn what 
you really need to survive." 

Getting away from the city can be 

just what the doctor ordered when you're 
stressed about the pressures of working 
and being a student. Some quiet reflec- 
tion or simply enjoying the forest at Shin- 
ing Rock can help restore peace to even 
the most frustrated people. 
Backpacking's not only good for the soul, 
however. Hiking through the mountains 
is an excellent means of physical exercise, 
as well. 

If you're planning to go backpack- 
ing, certain supplies are a must for a 
successful trip. A tent and sleeping bag 
provide shelter and a bed. Food, a com- 
pact stove, cooking utensils, and 
firestarter will keep hunger at bay. A 
good book can also enhance your experi- 
ence on the trail. A first aid kit should be 
brought in case of an accident. First aid 
kits should be able to handle everything 
from a mosquito bite to a snake bite. 

Nothing spoils the enjoyment of 
nature more than running across trash 
that someone's thrown down in the forest. 
You go to the forest to get away from the 
filthiness of the city, not get more of it. 
The motto of the trail is to take every- 
thing with you when you leave and to 
leave only footprints behind, 

I also recommend being very careful 

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if you plan to navigate dangerous terrain. 
Never overestimate your ability to negoti- 
ate a new terrain. A couple of friends of 
mine have been seriously hurt when 
bravado overcame good judgement. 

Everyone needs diversion from 
their daily routine. Our daily routines 
often become so busy, that vegetating on 
the couch seems like a welcome 
diversion on the 
weekends. However, 
we must not neglect 
the therapeutic and 
educational value of 
spending time in our 
national forests. Back- 
packing provides the 
exercise and time away 
from everything that can 
make all the difference to 
the stressed out student. The next 
day you have time on your hands, remem- 
ber-take time out on your feet and hit the 

"...we must not neglect 

the therapeutic and 

educational value of 

spending time in our 

national forests. " 

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Amy Ellwanger 

Overextended students: stop kidding 
yourselves! Attending college is increasingly a 
full-time endeavor. You are required to put in 
most of your waking hours studying. The catch 
is, you have to pay for it. You must also 
pay for food, shelter, and 
bills in order to live. The 
mistake so many are 
making is that they work 
too much outside school 
in order to generate their 
funds. When you have 
failed to meet the 
requirements for your 
semesterly education, it 
amounts to throwing over 
$1000 down the drain. You're back to 
square one. Don't give up, though. You do have 
an alternative: Student Loans. 

By applying for and receiving a student 
loan, you can pay college expenses and buy 
time, as well. Since you would only have to 
work enough hours during the week to pay the 
bills at home, you leave yourself enough time to 
put in the required time and effort that will get 
you through school successfully. Don't like the 
idea of being in debt? 

Think the interest rates will hurt you later? Not 
even sure if you'll qualify? I'm here to ease your 

First, you should know about your 

choices. There are four different types of student 
loans available to you. The first is the Subsidized 
Federal Stafford Loan. This is a low-interest, 
long-term loan to provide students with money 
for college. With an interest rate capped at 9% 
and a repayment term of up to 10 years, this loan 
does not require the student to pay while in 
school. Based on need, this loan can provide 
from as little as $100 to as much as $23,000 over 
the lifetime of an undergraduate student. There is 
an insurance fee of up to 3% and an origina- 
tion fee of 5%. 
There is also the Unsubsidized Federal 

Stafford Loan. It's 
terms are much the 
same; however, it 
provides students 
who are not eligible 
for other financial aid 
with funds that have a 
combined origination 
and insurance fee of 

Another type of loan is the 
eral Supplemental Loan for 
Students. This caters to the independent student 
based on need. With the SLS, you must first 
apply for a Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized 
Stafford Loan , and a Pell Grant before applying. 
The terms are very much the same with the 
exception of a capped interest rate of 1 1%. The 
last type of student loan is the Federal PLUS 
Loan. These are loans made to the parents of 
dependent undergraduate students. This requires 
a credit check and provides only the total cost of 
education. Payment of these loans cannot be 



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deferred unless the parent is at least a half-time 
student. The origination and insurance fees are 
the same as the Stafford Loan, but the interest 
rate is capped at 10%. 

Before you take out any student loan, 
there are several things that must be consid- 
ered. Interest rates, fees, payments, interest 
benefits, and grace periods are some I men- 
tioned above. Other considerations are the 
amount of the payments, number and fre- 
quency of payments, consequences of default, 
and cancellation. You must consider your 
financial aid advisor's role in your getting and 
repaying a loan. Your financial aid administra- 
tor can process loan forms, verify enrollment 
and education budget, and analyze your need. 
There are restrictions on how you may use the 
money. It is to be used for educational ex- 
penses only, like tuition, books, fees, room and 
board, etc.. 

Before you repay your loan, there are 
also some key factors. The borrower of a loan 
has certain rights and responsibilities. Students 
have the right to receive a payment schedule, 
to defer payment, to request a forbearance, and 
to prepay a loan at any time without penalty. It 
is most important to keep these responsibilities 
in mind: repaying loans and their fees on time, 
notifying loan holder of changes in name, 
address, etc., repaying at least $600 per year 
unless other agreements have been made, and 
to keep making payments until you receive 
written confirmation that the account has been 
placed in deferment or forbearance. 

These specific loans are ones of which 
too many students do not take advantage. It is 
the perfect way to pay for your education 
without being financially forced to neglect it. 
Here are the basic facts. More information is 
available in the financial aid office. You no 
longer have an excuse! 

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Accrued Interest: Interest that accumulates on 
the unpaid balance of your loan principle. 

Default: Failure to repay your education loan. 

Deferment: A period when a borrower, who 
meets certain criteria, may suspend loan pay- 

Disclosure Statement: Statement of the total 
amount and cost of a loan, including the inter- 
est rate and any additional finance charges. 

Forbearance: Temporary adjustment to 
repayment schedule for cases of financial 

Grace Period: Specified period of time after 
you leave school during which you need not 
make principal payments. 

Interest: The cost you pay to borrow money. 

Principal: Amount you borrow, which may 
increase as a result of capitalization of interest, 
and the amount on which you pay interest. 

Promissory Note: Contract between you and 
your lender that includes all the terms and 
conditions under which you promise to repay 
your loan. 

Servicer: Organization that administers and 
collects your loan. 


Georgeann Estep 
Business Manager 




Every year career oriented clubs and organizations iiave guest speakers, career fairs, and other such 
activities to encourage growth both mentally and physically in ones future. During these events students 
learn about new opportunities in their future objectives. 

The School of Nursing had a career fair at the beginning of the semester. At this fair different 
regulatory agencies and clinics set up tables in the Auxiliary gym. Each booth had brochures and samples for 
the students in the nursing program. Angela Henderson a future May graduate of Nursing stated, that the fair 
gave her the chance to get applications from prospective hospitals and agencies. Also, it helped her gain the 
knowledge of the opportunities for future employment right here in the Spartanburg-Greenville area. 

The Marketing club had several guest speakers including Paul Riddle from the Marshall Tucker Band. 
He showed the club the value of marketing a product, as well as marketing a group of people. Riddle an- 
swered questions and gave a good marketing oudook. Another activity that this club sponsored was an 
Etiquette dinner at the Piazza Tea room. In attendance was Dr. Mark Mitchell (co-advisor) and about 25 
members of the expanding organization. These students enjoyed the meal and the atmosphere. Chris Clark 
said, " I enjoyed the professional style of the meal and I believe that the etiquette tips that I gained will give 
me an extra edge during future job related interviews." There were many other activities that were sponsored 
here on campus for the advancement of career objectives. Overall. These events provided a little push and a 
great deal of information to those who were willing to participate. 

Paul Riddle, formerly of the Marshall Tucker 
Band, spoke to members of the USCS Market- 
ing Club. He had many real- life marketing 
stories to share with the students in atten- 

Photo by: University Communications 


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Various "Celebs" 
Makel 1 1 lA 

On Campus... 

AI Kinzer of BMW receives a small token from 
Chancellor Stockwell in appreciation for 
Kinzer's involvement with USCS Founder's 

Danny Glover, who was joined by 
Felix Justice, speaks at the Hodge 
reception during a convocation. 

Chancellor John Stockwell leads not only in 
the hoard room, but on the court, as well, 
during a faculty volleyball game. 

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Here's what's happening in 


Blue Daze 

Fool's Society 



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Georgeann Estep 
Business Manager 

This year a new program was ignited on 
campus to ensure the knowledge in students on 
issues concerning: Drug/Alcohol Awareness, 
AIDS, Dating, Self-Enhancement and Fitness. 
This program under the supervision of Ms. 
Stephanie Boyd is definitely a great benefit to 
this institution and its constituents. Boyd stated 
that she is very happy to be here and that the 
support and participation she is getting is great. 

Quest, the name given by Boyd at the 
beginning of the New Year, is geared towards 
starting a peer education program. This new 
edition on campus has enabled the gateway of 
communication to be opened between students, 
faculty and staff. Boyd also plans to work with 
neighboring campuses as soon as here peer 
group has been trained to give presentations and 


Quest also started a program that enables 
a participant to win free prizes for attending a 
specific event. All students, faculty and staff are 
welcomed to participate in the fun. The only 
thing that you must do is keep a score card with 
signatures of attendance. These points are easy 
to get at almost any campus wide event such as: 
Softball games, CAB events, plays, and lectures. 
Boyd has worked hard and has got many prizes 
donated from fitness centers, ice cream parlors, 
and even a personal trainer. So come join a 
quest for survival with the new wellness pro- 

If you are interested in joining the Quest 
peer group or you have any questions or con- 
cerns feel free to call Stephanie Boyd. 


S.C.O.RE. is a consortium of 
students from USCS, Wofford, 
SMC, and Converse who will 
receive extensive information 
and training on alcohol and 
drug prevention/education infor- 
mation, group facilitation skills 
and referral resources. 

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Josh Williams 

Since the furor began in this country to balance the budget, one of the prime targets of 
cutbacks is the National Endowment for the Arts. Cutting the NEA budget is not a new idea by any 
means. Since the clamor over the NEA funding of several controversial art exhibits, the program has 
become a prime target for budget cutbacks. The argument that advocates of NEA funding 
cuts present is that taxpayers monies should not be used to fund so-called elitist art 
that is both exclusive of the general public and offensive to those who are forced to 
support it. In short, these individuals state that taxpayers money has no place in 
financing art, which they feel should be supported by private business, patrons, or 
private foundations that are not affiliated with the government. The annual budget 
of the NEA was around $167 Million dollars, that is, until a subcommittee of the 
House of representatives voted to cut the budget by $5 million dollars on February 
24, 1995. From this decision, it seems that our representatives in Washington 
would agree with the opponents of the National Endowment for the Arts, at least 
to some extent. So, the argument about cutting NEA funds is, at least for the 
present, going the way of NEA opponents. This isn't suiprising when one 
considers the media circus that has been created over artists such as Robert 
Maplethorpe, whose homo-erotic photography shocked many Americans. Many 
people wondered, and still wonder, why such programs are supported with the 
hard-earned tax dollars that they pay to the government. 

Interestingly enough, out of the 100.000 grants that have been awarded 
over the 30-year existence of the NEA, only thirty grants have been considered 
"controversial." That means that less than one percent of all of the grants that 
have been given have been regarded by the public as controversial, and it is 
suiprising that the entire organization has come under fire when one considers 
the 99,970-some grants that have been used to fund art that the public found 
useful or at least non-offensive. These numbers would seem to indicate that 
the NEA is not a highly elitist organization, as many conservative-minded 
opponents have claimed it to be. In fact, the NEA exists to support the arts 
and make them more accessible to the general public, and not to provide 

unlimited funds for the so-called "cultural elite." For example, the Spoleto festival in Charleston, 
which has generated over $1 billion dollars for South Carolina's economy and boosted tourism by 
more than 300 percent, would not have existed without the seed money from the NEA. 

Currently, over 200 cities in the United States have used seed money from the NEA in ways 
similar to the city of Charleston, and have experienced similar results in tourism and economic 
boosting. In addition, the budget for the National Endowment for the Arts is only one-hundredth of 
1 percent of the national budget, which shows that NEA funding is only a tiny part of our national 


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Michael Wiggins 

Thrown to the chopping block, alongside a host of other luckless government programs, is 
the harshly condemned National Endowment for the Arts. The perhaps-maybe-revolution sparked 
by a Republican takeover of Congress last November seeks to end subsidies to the likes of: perfor- 
mance artists who give away NEA grants in one-dollar bills to pedestrians, for the artistic purpose of 
rendering various expressions from the recipients; art exhibits, which have their only entrance 
carpeted with an American flag, and. . .thousands of artists and many artistic groups who rarely get 
media coverage at all, and who provide community-oriented, often educational experiences for many 
people who would otherwise never become aware of the treasures of art. Sure enough, there are 
many noble goals the NEA strives for, in addition to the less-esteemed purpose of desensitizing 
Americans to grotesqueness. However, it is not necessary to denude America of artistic awareness in 
order to dispose of a clumsy, elitist organization which hardly serves as a fair 
promoter of the arts. 

When the existence of the NEA is discussed between two parties, both 
sides invariably become entrenched on the question, "What is art?". Pro- 
moters of the endowment often do not accept this as a valid question, but 
nevertheless become sidetracked into a defense of items of dubious 
artistic value. A taint of elitism sneaks into the debate right about here; 
the artistically inclined question the sophistication or knowledge of 
amateur critics, as if it were A-OK to accept money, but not com- 
ments, from the laity. Detractors, on the other hand, are unable to see 
any way around the question, and point to the image of the NEA portrayed in 
the media: a secular, faceless bureaucracy of perverts who seem to judge art by how 
much it offends the religious. They seem unable to see the sheer an'Ogance of questioning the 
legitimacy of something that is frequently not understood in the first place. 

In this type of exchange, the most important questions are missed. Why would any so-called 
free society have a national government choose what art receives financial support? Does it not 
seem possible that different regions of the country might be more likely to accrue funding for its art 
and artists than others? Is it not likely that such a system stands to benefit insiders enormously and 
the common artist very little? While most freethinkers would decry any attempt to label an object as 
either a legitimate work of art or a confused, degenerative piece of trash, can it not be accepted that 
some, actually many, taxpaying citizens will always feel obliged to categorize art in just this way? 

The damnable feature of the NEA is that it assumes that everyone wants and needs more art, 
and if not, it is a flaw that can be ironed out with just a little more government money. The fact that 
this money comes from taxpayers, who see precious little result from their money and couldn't care 
less about the NEA anyway, seems to be a non issue to the culturally elite. Months and months after 

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"Point" Continued. 

government's expenditures, and since the number of the 1 00,000 NEA-funded projects that have 
been highly criticized is less than 1 percent, it is clear that the amount of criticism that the NEA has 
drawn is both asinine and ridiculous. 

Criticism of a program that assists communities in generating revenue and jobs, while at the 
same time providing the public with a myriad of programs and projects in the arts can be held as 
nothing short of contemplative and not worth the breath it takes to utter the words. Art is something 
that is not merely entertainment for a select group of intellectuals, as opponents of the NEA would 
argue; instead it is a vital means for communication of ideas and knowledge that are not readily 
available to the public, as well as a revenue-generating source for the towns and communities of 
America. The NEA has done the exact opposite of what its opponents claim; it has removed the Arts 
from the province of the elite and opened them to the general public, so that they may benefit from 
this wonderful tool for expansion and communication. When the cost of the NEA is compared to the 
cost of certain government programs, which have been know to pay hundreds of dollars for simple 
tools like hammers, it is very clear that all of the controversy and heated debates against NEA 
funding are nothing more than smokescreens to cover the gigantic wastages of money that occur in 
other areas of the national budget. The National Endowment for the Arts always has been, and 
always will be, of tremendous benefit to the people of America, and should not be attacked because 
of the absurd views of a few naiTow-minded individuals. 

Why would any so-called "free society" have a 

national government choose which art forms 

receive financial support? 

"Counterpoint" Continued 

the NEA first came under attack by the new House majority, pious "How dare they?"s still litter art 
journals. It would seem as though the NEA was beyond reproach, to judge by the essays of shock 
and indignation. 

Art is not something that should rely on government money when it is constantly having to 
be defended. Unlike public schools, art is something that can be marketed as a business. If support- 
ers of the arts aren't earning enough revenue to keep this "business" going, maybe the general public 
is trying to tell them something. 

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The Powderhorn staff wants to know what you think of this semester's issue of the magazine. Please 
complete this survey and return it to Hodge 244. Thanks for your time! 

1. Did you enjoy the articles? If so, which ones? 

2. Did you enjoy the photos? If so, which ones? 

3. Was the magazine found in a convenient place? Where? If not, how did you acquire it? 

4. Did you, as an individual or as part of a group, feel adequately represented by material in this 
magazine? If not, how can we better represent you in the future? 

5. What topics would you like to see covered in the Fall 1995 issue': 

6. Do you have any other comments or helpful criticism for us to consider? 

Please feel free to help create next semester's issue! We welcome stories, artwork, 
photos, help with layout, or suggestions for events to cover. 

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Rifleman - 

Jackie Burton's "Shake 'Em Up" Role as USCS Mascot 

Georgeann Estep 
Business Manager 

The Rage was definitely in the Cage during the 
1995 Rifle Athletic season; and lately, the Rifles 
have not been alone. Strutting all the latest 
dance moves, waving her hands in the air and 
just simply arousing the crowd, Jackie Burton, 
none other than The USCS Rifleman, our mas- 
cot, brought spirit to every halftime AND time- 
out. Participating in many events, Jackie has 
been seen doing everything from giving out 
candy to children at the Championship NCAA 
Division II Soccer match to welcoming people at 
USCS Orientation. Burton and her great person- 
ality could amuse any crowd, any time and any 
place. Picture it.... You are at a Rifle Basketball 
game. .The score is 66 to 68 ..Rifles down by 2 
points with 1 minute left... The crowd is restless, 
bleachers are banging, the coaches are scream- 
ing and then all of a sudden you hear. "TO THE 
FRONT... Yes it 'is the Tootsie Roll . On to the 
floor comes the Rifleman. Jackie and all of the 
Rifle fans get excited and break the tension of 
the game. The Rifles ended up winning that 
tough game. 

The Rifleman went to the Peach Belt 
Tournament with the Lady Rifles to support 
them in the finals. The Ladies Basketball team 
won the Tournament, but they were not alone on 
victory road. Coming home in the company of a 
fine team with such a deserved trophy. Burton 
came back to Spartanburg carrying a title, as 

During halftime at a basketball game, the Rifle- 
man shows that she isn 't the least bit camera shy 
as she anticipates her next move. 

Hommfning '% 


King & Queen: 

Stacey Mills 
Johmerlyn Moore 

And to the Kings & Queens of 
the basketball court: 

uses Women's Team 
uses Men's Team 
Coaches & Trainers 
Cheerleaders & Dance Team 
The Rifleman 
and, of course, 

the Fans! 

Michael Wiggins 
Feature Editor 

There has to be a place, a grown-up 
playing field, for those who torched Barbie Dolls 
or blew up Matchbox Cars with firecrackers in 
their youth. A March 24-26 visit to one such 
paradise at Fort Jackson revealed that those ill at 
ease in a normal nine-to-five environment can 
not only achieve a level of satisfaction in a well- 
suited foxhole, they can become leaders in their 

As expected, the ROTC unit departed for 
Columbia some 45 minutes late Friday after- 

Cadets sift through the grim results of a 
successful ambush. 

noon, not bad at all by hurry-up-and-wait stan- 
dards. Compensating for those delays being the 
responsibility of underlings, the three vans of 
ROTC cadets hurtled towards Columbia without 
concern for speed traps or other civilian ob- 

The 16:50 arrival in Fort Jackson was 
punctuated by a flurry of activity, as the neces- 
sary transformation of college students to sol- 
diers began. Newcomers struggled under a full 
load of equipment and skipped to keep in step 
with the commands of a makeshift squad leader. 
One Cadet Bailey from USCS marched rigidly 
by, looking very proper, if slightly uninitiated, 
in his military role. 

Every stage of this weekend's exercise 
was to be an opportunity for someone differ- 
ent to hone his or her leadership skills; it 
would likewise become an excellent chance to 
achieve instant fame as a screw-up. In this 
way, people were driven to excel by a combi- 
nation of carrot and stick found almost exclu- 
sively in the military. 

No sooner had the Wofford/Spartanburg 
ROTC group claimed their bunks and begun 
to unpack than senior students from the 
Citadel arrived. Apparently, the Citadel cadets 
were higher in rank, as they quickly uprooted 
the OP-4 group and took over strategic points of 
access to the head. If the opposing forces 
seemed relaxed in this atmosphere, the men from 
the Citadel had positively found their niche in 

Sleep finally came around 00:30. A 


Powderhorn Magazine 

Playing with 
Fire (Power!) 

uses Cadet Cherlynn Hewitt (second from rt.) 
ponders defensive strategies with opposing 
forces as they huddle around a desired, but 
nonexistent, campfire. 

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The training area at Fort Jackson is a 
huge, sprawhng tangle of swamps, knob-pine 
covered hills and sandy fields strewn with 
clumps of grass. The cadets were to be graded 
on how well they negotiated different 'lanes' of 
opposition in this terrain. One different squad 
leader and two team leaders would be chosen for 
each new mission. In some cases, the squad 
must simply reconnoiter an enemy position and 
take inventory of their 
supplies and fire- 
power. Other mis- 
sions, such as a bun- 
ker assault or an 
ambush, are intended 
to instill a more 
aggressive spirit in the 

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reluctant reveille commenced a few hours later, 
at 04:30. This was apparently a little later than 
some had intended, and various muttered 
accusations of someone sleeping through their 
watch could be heard. The personnel charged 
with supervising the new cadets had been 
awake for an hour by then, as preparations 
were made to ensure that the day's events will 
be enjoyed by all. 

The first action at 
lane #9 took place at 
08:45. This lane is 
situated on relatively 
open, flat ground with 
only a few shrubs and 
sand berms for cover. 
The 0P-4s positioned 
themselves in ready- 
made foxholes after 
test firing their M-16s. 
The M-60 gunner, Luke Maylor, had a difficult 
time getting his 'pig' operational. He finally got 
the linked ammunition loaded and test fired; he 
then burrowed in some pine needles- partially 
for cover, mostly for warmth. The 0P-4s knew 
approximately when to expect company, and as 
the moment neared, they became silent and all 
but invisible, waiting for mistakes. 

Po wde rh o n i Mavaz. in e 


R.O.T.C, Cont'd 

Lane #9 was supposed to be reconnoi- 
tered; if the cadets were compromised, or shot at, 
the leader was to 'pop smoke' (throw a smoke 
grenade) and withdraw to a rallying point previ- 
ously established. Unfortunately, that simply 
was not exciting and patriotic enough for some 
of the more gung-ho cadets. Members of one 
probing team were seen as soon as they snuck 
from a treeline; the M-60 gun baixel swung 
smoothly, mocking the stealthiness of the young 
troops. The silence was not immediately ended, 
as the gunner patiently waited for more to 
expose themselves. As if on cue, four troops 
crossed over onto open ground that promptly 
erupted with the "Brbrbrbrrrpppt!" of an M-60. 
Out of the foxholes popped three more OP-4 
troops, adding to the mock decimation of the 
first team. 

The perimeter was secured, and the 
troops gathered in a circle at the rear of the lane 
to debrief the mission with Sergeant First Class 
Geyer. He told the mission leaders to discuss 
their strategy, execution, strengths, and weak- 
nesses. "Talk in terms of leadership dimensions," 
the sergeant said. The squads seemed pretty 
enthused at first, able to relate their strengths 
with ease, and hard pressed to come up with any 
shortcomings. Despite running back and forth, 
and in one case actually lying, in front of a 
machine gun nest without returning fire, the men 
and women seemed genuinely surprised at the 
news that they are all dead. Out of a possible 
grade of excellent, satisfactory or unsatisfactory, 
the group got a 'U.' Their long faces were the 
first of many; only one of six missions against 
lane #9 would prove to be successful. 

Gunfire rumbled throughout the forest all 
morning. Nearby, a machine gun bunker lay in 
wait for increasingly exhausted cadets. At 17:30, 
the platoons gathered in an open field and 
underwent weapons checks and inspections for 
hidden and/or misplaced blanks, which are 

apparently a wanted commodity somewhere. 
The students' looks told many tales. 
Cadet Cantwell from USCS looked at her squad 
with an easily concealed smile, lest someone 
worry that she enjoyed this all too much. Faces 
smeared with black and green showed only a 
little exasperation, though stories of lost squads 
and unconquered lanes floated over from the 
ranks. These looks seemed quite different from 
the grim, shell-shocked expressions of the day 
before; they speak of rehef, of an experience 
gained. These future officers had many more 
initiations to face. But tonight, after they 
cleaned weapons, underwent training, and 
attended muster, they could lie down for a few 
hours and reflect upon one completed rite of 





If you didn't sign up for By the lime you have gradu- 
HOTC as a freshman or sopho- ated frora college, you'll hove 
more, you can still catch up to the credentials oi on Array 
your classmates by attend- officer. You'll also have 

ing Army ROTC Camp pi^^^ the self-confidence and 
Challenge, a paid six- |^^J^^ discipline it takes to suc- 

leadership training. Sl^^^!£ll Y^^*^' 



Contact Captain Mark Owens at 585-7373 
For More Information 


Powderhorn Magazine 

Exam Schedule - Spring 1995 

Exam Time 

8:00 AM- 11:30 AM- 3:00 PM- 
11:00 AM 2:30 PM 6:00 PM 

6:30 PM - 
9:30 PM 


Class Time 

May 1, Mon. 

10:00 AM MWF 12:00 PM MWF 2: 15 PM MW 

6:00 PM MW 
6:00 PM W 

May 2, Tue. 

8:00 AM TTh 10:50 AM TTh 2:30 PM TTh 

6:00 PM TTh 
6:00 PM T 

May 3, Wed. 

8:00 AM MWF 11:00 AM MWF 3:40 PM MW 

7:25 PM MW 
6:00 PM M 

May 4, Thr. 

9:25 AM TTh 12:10 PM TTh 1:05 PM TTh 

7:25 PM TTh 
6:00 PM Th 

May 5, Fri. 

9:00 AM MWF 

Important Dates 

Apr. 10-21 : Early Registration for summer & fall 1995 

April 28 

May 1-5 

May 6 : Commencement, 10:00 AM 

Classes end 

Final Exams 

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Adam Stover 
"Sports Editor 

Aside from its more enter- 
taining aspects, paintball has seri- 
ous applications in the real 
world. Corporations use it 

to test their employ- 
ees' mettle. Fraterni- 
ties and sororities go 
paintballing to see if 
their pledges have what 
it takes. When junior 
Willis Felkel and I pulled 
into Red Fox Games, our 
only concern was a few 
hours of mindless, yet 
harmless, violence. 
We were about to get 
what every young 
man today wants: a loaded 

We began in a section of the 
course called the Junkyard Maze. 
Old trucks, cars, and various kinds 
of farm equipment are strung out 
between towers on opposite ends 
of the maze. Flags are placed on 
top of the towers and each 
player has to retrieve the 
flag from the opposite tower 
and bring it back to the top 
of his or her own tower. 

^Ve played this game 

Here at Red Fox Games, junk has a very 
definite purpose. Ducking under a rusty 
Volkswagen or behind an ancient 
refrigerator can save you a few bruises! 

several times and after I shot 
Willis in the forehead and he shot 
me in the neck, we went to The 
Bridge. One player has to prevent 
the other from crossing a bridge. 
The player who de- 

;^^ fends the bridge 

^ ^has a bunker right 

^beside it and the 
/^^player trying to 
• cross the bridge only 
has fifteen minutes to 
do it. Unfortunately 
for me, I ran out of 
ammunition right in 
^ .^ the middle of a 
^ ^ game and received 
several pellets 
against my back- 
side as I tried to 
retreat into the forest. 

Next came Bull Run. Two 
barrels with flags on top of them 
are placed in the middle of dense 
woods 250 yards apart. The play- 
ers have to get the barrel's flag 
and return to their own safely. 



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Weekend Warrior Delight! 

An unsuspecting Willis Felkel waits patiently... 


After exchanging shots to the 
body, we moved on to Fort 
Appomattox. One player defends 
a three— foot high fort made of 
stacked trees with a barrel with a 
flag on top. All the other person 
has to do is lift the flag off the 
barrel after the other player starts 
the game from inside the fort. 
Willis had to reload during one of 
the games and I got him but good. 
Exhausted but in good cheer, we 
hit the road to return home. 

To get to Red Fox Games, take 
1-26 towards Colombia and get off 
at Exit 22. Take a left and go four 

miles, then turn left onto 417. 
Continue going straight for two- 
and-half miles and turn right onto 
Knotwood Road. Take the second 
left onto Fowler Road and hang a 
left into Red Fox less than a mile 
later. If you're looking to have 
some good, not— so— clean fun, put 
on some old clothes, head for the 
woods, and pelt a good friend 
with paint pellets. 

Our own beloved Sports Editor, Adam Stover, 
waits out another line of painthall fire in a 
seemingly safe bunker. 

Fowderhoni Magazine 



• Buy a gift for a friend at 
the Riverwalk. 

• Eat brunch at the Bayou 
Ridge Cafe. 

• Take a cruise on the 
Creole Queen River Boat. 

• Go to Lucky Chang's to 
see the Asian drag queen 

• Wait in Hne to hear 
Wynton Marsalis at 
Preservation Hall. 

•Visit the Galerie Simonne 
Stern for a look at the Art 
District's contemporary 

• Gaze at the alligators on 
one of Jean Lafitte's 
Swamp Tours. 

• Have a "Po' Boy" at 
Mother's Restaurant. 

• Take a French Quarter 
Buggy Ride. 

Things to Do In 

• Have a Hurricane at Pat 

Learn Some Lingo 

Beignet (bin-YAY): square pastry 
smothered in powdered sugar. 

Cafe au Lait : beverage that is 1/2 
chicory coffee, 1/2 hot milk. 

Cajun : People living in Southern LA 
bayou country with native French 
tongue and distinctive English 

Gumbo : Creole soup made with 
tomatoes, okra, seafood, chicken in 
various combinations. 

Laissez Les Bon Temos Rouler!: Let 

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beignets at Cafe du Monde. 

• See some antique jewelry on 
Royal Street. 

• Lose some money gambling 

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stones in the St. Louis Cem- 

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French Market Restaurant. 

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Pharmacy Museum. 

• See the slave quarters at 
LaBranche Plantation. 

• Study bayou animals at 
the Louisiana Nature and 
Science Center. 

• Buy a Louis Armstrong poster 
at All That Jazz on Decatur 


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• Take a class at the Quilt 

• See Faulkner House Books, 
where the late laureate wrote 
his first novel, Soldier's Pay. 

• View Civil War weapons at 
Mitchell Militaria/Americana. 

• Savor a fresh praline fronn 
Aunt Sally's. 

• Buy an antique walking stick 
at the Brass Monkey. 

• Tr>' the fudge at Gumbo Ya 

• See the New Orleans Historic 
Voodoo Museum. 

• Play in Riverwalk Fountain. 
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• Go to the Jade Room at 
Manheim's Antiques. 

• Stuff yourself with crawfish at 
Cafe Pontalba. 

• Learn to make a Shrimp 
Remoulade at Cajun Cookin' 
Cooking School. 

• Take a good whiff of that 
Mississippi River Mud at low 

• Have a drink in the revolving 
lounge on top of the World 
Trade Center. 

•Try the Looziana Yams at 
Rita's Olde French Quarter 

•Visit Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras 

•Take the Canal Street Ferry 
over to Algiers. 

• Call the Greater New Orleans 
Black Tourism Network. 

• Have the signature beef 
brisket with horseradish sauce 
at Tuj ague's. 

• Check out the VIP Lounge at 
the Cat's Meow. 

• Tour the Tezcuco Greek 
Revival Plantation. 

• See the Washington Artillery 

• Take the Creole Queen Dinner 
Jazz Cruise. 

• See Tony Green's murals at 
Mid-City Lanes. 

• See the white alligators at the 
Audubon Zoo. 

• Take a tour of a cypress 

• See the Musee Conti Wax 

• Dance to a Zydeco jam at the 
Jackson Brewery. 

• Drink a Margarita at Jimmy 


A Special Thanks 

To my family and friends, especially Mrs. Thoma, who 
have believed in me, supported me, and have kept in touch with me 
through these college years. ..I thank you. To my friends of South 
ly Mom &. Dad, tne Dest Carolina, thanks for the memories! Til see you all again someday! 

teachers who I admire and owe / did it! 
so much to _ lauri Sacco 

My brother, T.J. 

My Gramma Clara, me, and my Gramma Florence 

My guard- 
ian angel, 

My Grampa Tom 

My brother-in-law, Tom, my sister, Linda, and 
my beautiful nieces, Renee and Nicole 


My Grampa John 

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